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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVIII, No. 14

Monday, March 11, 2002

120th LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, February 28, 2002

Ch. 491 - An Act to Clarify the Method of Sale for Heating Oil and Retail Motor Fuels. (H.P. 1451, L.D. 1948)

Ch. 492 - An Act to Increase the Licensing Fee Caps of the Board of Osteopathic Licensure. (H.P. 1514, L.D. 2017)

Ch. 493 - An Act to Clarify Roles and Positions within the Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services. (H.P. 1452, L.D. 1949)

Ch. 494 - An Act to Require that Temporary Nurse Agencies Verify Certified Nursing Assistants' Eligibility Before Hiring Certified Nursing Assistants. (H.P. 1405, L.D. 1843)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, March 1, 2002

Ch. 495 - An Act to Reduce Unnecessary Paperwork in State Government. (H.P. 846, L.D. 1118)

Ch. 496 - An Act to Enable the State to Enter into an Agreement with Other States to Simplify and Modernize Sales and Use Tax Administration. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 668, L.D. 1872)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, March 4, 2002

Ch. 497 - An Act to Amend the Integrated Pest Management Laws. (S.P. 716, L.D. 1918)

Ch. 498 - An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Pesticide Control to Increase the Pesticide Product Registration Fee. (H.P. 1456, L.D. 1953)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, March 5, 2002

Ch. 499 - An Act to Assist Municipalities of Sagadahoc County with the Change in the County Budget Year. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 726, L.D. 1967)

Ch. 500 - An Act to Clarify the On-premise Liquor License Application Process. (S.P. 681, L.D. 1883)

Ch. 501 - An Act to Prohibit the Consumption of Liquor by Minors on a Brewery Premises. (S.P. 706, L.D. 1908)

Ch. 502 - An Act to Allow Approval of Internet-based Alcohol Server Education Courses. (S.P. 717, L.D. 1919)

Ch. 503 - An Act to Restructure the Advisory Council on Tax-deferred Arrangements. (H.P. 1508, L.D. 2011)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 6, 2002

Ch. 504 - An Act to Modify the Time of Constituent Service Allowance Payments. (H.P. 1444, L.D. 1941)

Ch. 505 - An Act Concerning the State Board of Funeral Service. (H.P. 1438, L.D. 1935)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, February 28, 2002

Ch. 50 - An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Washington County Emergency Medical Services Authority. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1490, L.D. 1993)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 6, 2002

Ch. 51 - An Act Authorizing the Town of Waldoboro to Refinance Certain Temporary Bond Anticipation Notes Issued for its Water Project. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1407, L.D. 1845)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, March 1, 2002

Ch. 75 - Resolve, Authorizing the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands within the Department of Conservation to Convey a Crossing Easement. (H.P. 1455, L.D. 1952)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, March 5, 2002

Ch. 76 - Resolve, Extending the Authority of the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services to Convey a Portion of the Kennebec Arsenal in Augusta Pursuant to Resolve 1999, Chapter 56. (S.P. 673, L.D. 1876)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 6, 2002

Ch. 77 - Resolve, to Examine the Doctorate-level Educational Opportunities Available Through the University of Maine System. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 414, L.D. 535)

(Chaptered copies of the above measures may be obtained from the Engrossing Department, Room 126, State House, 7 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0007, Ph. 207-287-1649.)

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2002

L.D. 2147, S.P. 794
An Act Providing for the Supply of Water to the City of Brewer. (Presented by Senator YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot)

L.D. 2148, H.P. 1643
Resolve, to Require the Maine Fire Protection Services Commission to Report Regarding Methods to Improve the Recruitment and Retention of Firefighters and the Provision of Healthcare. (Submitted by the Maine Fire Protection Services Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 3371.)

L.D. 2149, H.P. 1644
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Committee to Review the Child Protective System. (Submitted by the Committee to Review the Child Protective System pursuant to Joint Order 2001, H.P. 1385.)

L.D. 2150, S.P. 795
An Act to Facilitate Water Well Drilling if Necessitated by Current Conditions. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 2151, H.P. 1645
An Act to Extend Unemployment Benefits by 13 Weeks. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BUNKER of Kossuth Township)

L.D. 2152, H.P. 1646
An Act to Allow Qualified Shellfish Harvesters to Continue to Sample Water Quality. (Presented by Representative ETNIER of Harpswell)

L.D. 2153, H.P. 1647
An Act to Amend the Freedom of Access Laws to Protect Security Plans. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 2154, S.P. 799
An Act to Change the Standard for Requesting an Adjustment to State Valuation Because of a Sudden and Severe Disruption of Valuation. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation pursuant to Joint Order 2001, S.P. 770.)

L.D. 2155, H.P. 1648
An Act Pertaining to Environmental Fines. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Joint Order 2001, H.P. 1606.)

L.D. 2156, H.P. 1650
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Relating to Review of the Land for Maine's Future Board Under the Government Evaluation Act. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 955, subsection 4.)

L.D. 2157, H.P. 1651
An Act Regarding the Requirements for Documenting Pretest and Post-test Counseling for HIV Tests. (Presented by Representative MADORE of Augusta)

L.D. 2158, H.P. 1652
Resolve, to Name the New Psychiatric Treatment Center Located in Augusta. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services pursuant to Joint Order 2001, H.P. 1604.)

L.D. 2159, S.P. 800
An Act to Amend the Charter of the Corinna Water District to Allow for the Appointment of Trustees. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 2160, S.P. 801
An Act to Amend the Maine Criminal Code to Address Terrorism. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by President BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 2161, H.P. 1654
An Act to Conform the Maine Tax Laws for 2001 With the United States Internal Revenue Code. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative GREEN of Monmouth)

L.D. 2162, H.P. 1655
An Act to Supplement Maine's Academic Attainment and to Retain Talent. (Presented by Speaker SAXL of Portland)

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.