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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

From Millicent M. MacFarland, Clerk of the House
State House, Augusta, Maine

Volume XXVIII, No. 12

Monday, February 25, 2002

120th LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, February 14, 2002

Ch. 474 - An Act to Improve Emergency Medical Services by Expanding the Pool of Qualified Emergency Medical Services Personnel. (H.P. 1216, L.D. 1657)

Ch. 475 - An Act to Clarify Rule-making Authority for the Office of the State Fire Marshal. (H.P. 1459, L.D. 1956)

Ch. 476 - An Act to Facilitate More Effective Consumer Representation at the Office of the Public Advocate. (S.P. 691, L.D. 1893)

Ch. 477 - An Act to Ensure Victim Safety. (H.P. 1408, L.D. 1846)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, February 14, 2002

Ch. 47 - An Act to Amend the Charter of the Corinna Sewer District. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 704, L.D. 1906)

(Chaptered copies of the above measures may be obtained from the Engrossing Department, First Floor, State House, 7 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0007, Ph. 207-287-1649.)

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2002

L.D. 2111, H.P. 1614
An Act to Authorize County Extension Building Associations to Borrow Money. (Presented by Representative SKOGLUND of St. George)

L.D. 2112, S.P. 776
An Act to Aid Fire Departments in Meeting Mandatory Reporting Requirements. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice pursuant to Joint Order 2002, S.P. 763.)

L.D. 2113, S.P. 777
An Act to Improve Access to Prescription Drugs for the Elderly. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 2114, H.P. 1615
An Act to Provide Full Utility of Retired School Buildings. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 2115, H.P. 1616
An Act to Abolish the Educational Leave Advisory Board. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 955, subsection 4.)

L.D. 2116, H.P. 1617
An Act to Establish the Maine Public Library of Geographic Information. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Resolve 2001, chapter 23.)

L.D. 2117, H.P. 1618
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 691, Section 3-A, Siting Restrictions for New Facilities, a Major Substantive Rule of the Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management within the Department of Environmental Protection. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 2118, H.P. 1619
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Committee to Study the Loss of Commercial Fishing Waterfront Access and Other Economic Development Issues Affecting Commercial Fishing. (Submitted by the Committee to Study the Loss of Commercial Fishing Waterfront Access and Other Economic Development Issues Affecting Commercial Fishing pursuant to Joint Order 2001, H.P. 1384.)

L.D. 2119, S.P. 779
An Act Relating to Subdivision Review and Title Search Procedures. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Public Law 2001, chapter 359.)

L.D. 2120, S.P. 783
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $19,300,000 to Construct and Upgrade Water Pollution Control Facilities, to Remove Discharges, to Clean up Tire Stockpiles, to Clean up Uncontrolled Hazardous Substance Sites, to Remediate Solid Waste Landfills, to Make Drinking Water System Improvements, to Address Household Hazardous Wastes and to Promote Standardization and Use of Public Geographic Data. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by President Pro Tem MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 2121, S.P. 784
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $9,500,000 to Construct New or Retrofit Existing Pollution Control Structures on Maine Farms to Protect the Environment, to Construct Environmentally Sound Water Sources that Help Avoid Drought Damage to Crops, to Recapitalize the Potato Market Improvement Fund and to Make Renovations and Enhance Wastewater Treatment at the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Fish-rearing Facilities. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 2122, H.P. 1620
An Act to Fairly Assess Sales Tax on Vehicles. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 2123, H.P. 1623
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Commission to Develop a Plan to Implement the Closure of State Liquor Stores. (Submitted by the Commission to Develop a Plan to Implement the Closure of State Liquor Stores pursuant to Public Law 2001, chapter 358, Part V.)

L.D. 2124, H.P. 1624
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 126: Immunization Requirements for School Children, a Rule of the Department of Human Services, and Portions of Chapter 261: Immunization Requirements for School Children, a Rule of the Department of Education, Major Substantive Rules Jointly Adopted by the Department of Human Services and the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Education and the Department of Human Services pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 2125, H.P. 1625
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 50: Variance From Educational Qualifications for Issuance of an Interim Forester License, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Regulation. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 2126, H.P. 1626
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 1 - Requirements for Written Prescription of Schedule II Drugs, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Public Safety. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Public Safety pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 2127, H.P. 1627
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 4: Installation Standards, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 2128, H.P. 1628
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $15,000,000 to Capitalize the School Revolving Renovation Fund for Repairs and Improvements in Public School Facilities to Address Health, Safety and Compliance Deficiencies; General Renovation Needs; and Learning Space Upgrades. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Speaker SAXL of Portland)

L.D. 2129, H.P. 1629
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $43,000,000 to Improve Homeland Security in Maine, to Renovate a State Office Facility, to Build a New Correctional Facility in Machias and to Make Improvements to the Maine Correctional Center in South Windham. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative BAGLEY of Machias)

L.D. 2130, S.P. 785
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $31,150,000 to Stimulate Job Growth in Rural Maine. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by President Pro Tem MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 2131, S.P. 786
An Act to Develop a Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring and Intervention Program. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Business and Economic Development and the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary pursuant to Joint Order 2001, S.P. 769.)

L.D. 2132, H.P. 1630
An Act to Allow the Town of Lincoln to Adjust the Definition of Original Assessed Value for a Downtown Tax Increment Financing District. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

Copies of the Bills may be obtained from the Document Room, First Floor, State House, Augusta, Maine 04333-0002 - Ph: 207-287-1408 or by e-mailing a request to webmaster_house@state.me.us. Please include your mailing address as we can not yet mail bill text electronically.

Bill text is also available at the Maine Legislature Web Site http://janus.state.me.us/legis - choose "Session Information" to go to the list of available bills. New bills are added every couple of days.

Bill status information is available at http://janus.state.me.us/legis/session.