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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXIX, No. 11

Monday, March 24, 2003

121ST LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Ch. 5 - An Act to Ensure Full Disclosure of the Source of Water Sold in Containers. (H.P. 28, L.D. 21)

Ch. 6 - An Act to Change the Reporting Requirements for the Mercury Switch Removal Program. (H.P. 305, L.D. 385)

Ch. 7 - An Act to Repeal the Mandate to Perambulate the Municipal Boundary Lines when there is No Boundary Dispute. (H.P. 74, L.D. 66)

(Chaptered copies of the above measures may be obtained from the Engrossing Department, Room 106, State House, 7 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0007, Ph. 207-287-1649.)

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2003

L.D. 1360, S.P. 448
An Act To Create a No-contact List and Prohibit Unsolicited E-mail. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1361, S.P. 449
An Act To Support Harness Horse Racing in Maine, Equine Agriculture in Maine, Maine Agricultural Fairs and the General Fund of the State. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 1362, H.P. 997
An Act Regarding Disclosures Required on Advertising by Candidates. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 1363, H.P. 998
An Act To Create Lower-cost Health Insurance Options. (Presented by Representative WOODBURY of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1364, H.P. 999
Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Identify the Opportunities to Decrease the Occurrence of Developmental Disabilities and Childhood Mental Health Challenges. (Presented by Representative LERMAN of Augusta)

L.D. 1365, H.P. 1000
An Act To Assist Maine Educators in Meeting the Quality Requirements of the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 1366, H.P. 1001
An Act To Ensure Boating Safety. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 1367, H.P. 1002
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Junkyards, Automobile Graveyards and Automobile Recycling Businesses. (Presented by Representative HUTTON of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1368, H.P. 1003
An Act Concerning Age Requirements for Student, Apprentice and Noncommercial Lobster Licenses. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 1369, S.P. 450
An Act To Establish the Maine Community College System. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by President DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1370, I.B. 1
An Act To Enact the Maine Tribal Gaming Act. (Transmitted to the Clerk of the 121st Maine Legislature by the Secretary of State on February 26, 2003 and ordered printed.)

L.D. 1371, I.B. 2
An Act To Allow Slot Machines at Commercial Horse Racing Tracks. (Transmitted to the Clerk of the 121st Maine Legislature by the Secretary of State on February 26, 2003 and ordered printed.)

L.D. 1372, I.B. 3
An Act To Enact the School Finance Act of 2003. (Transmitted to the Clerk of the 121st Maine Legislature by the Secretary of State on February 19, 2003 and ordered printed.)

L.D. 1373, H.P. 1008
Resolve, To Establish the Commission on Comprehensive Energy Planning. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1374, H.P. 1009
An Act To Ensure That No Maine Child Is Left behind by Improving the Overall Education of Disadvantaged Children and Complying with New Federal Education Funding Requirements. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1375, H.P. 1010
An Act To Delay the Fiscal Sustainability of the Highway Fund. (Presented by Representative USHER of Westbrook)

L.D. 1376, H.P. 1011
An Act Regarding Limited Liability Companies. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1377, H.P. 1012
Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services To Release the State's Interests in an Easement Benefiting the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 1378, H.P. 1013
An Act To Provide Financing Relief for Maine Dairy Farmers. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 1379, H.P. 1014
An Act To Make Additional Allocations From the Highway Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of State Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2003. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative USHER of Westbrook)

L.D. 1380, H.P. 1015
An Act To Promote Safety and Fair Labor Practices for Forestry Workers. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 1381, S.P. 451
An Act To Regulate the Landlord-tenant Relationship. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 1382, S.P. 452
An Act To Increase the Trap Limit for Swan's Island to the Maximum Lobster Traps Allowed in Federal Waters of Zone B. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1383, S.P. 453
An Act To Limit the Growth of Government Spending. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 1384, S.P. 455
An Act To Provide Student Loan Forgiveness to Maine Employees. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 1385, S.P. 456
An Act To Establish the Pine Tree Development Zones Program. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1386, H.P. 1016
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 840, Private Purchasing Alliances, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1387, S.P. 457
An Act Concerning the Renewal of Commercial Harvester and Dealer Licenses. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1388, S.P. 458
An Act To Expand the Mission of the Marine Patrol. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1389, S.P. 459
An Act To Create a Marine Harvesting Demonstration License. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1390, S.P. 460
An Act To Provide Self-regulation for Registered Dental Hygienists. (Presented by Senator YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1391, S.P. 461
An Act To Approve Public Charter Schools in Maine. (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 1392, H.P. 1018
An Act To Reform Highway Reconstruction Project Cost-sharing. (Presented by Representative LERMAN of Augusta)

L.D. 1393, H.P. 1019
An Act To Provide for Meaningful Public Input in the Maine Administrative Procedure Act. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 1394, H.P. 1020
An Act To Modernize the State's Tax System. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1395, H.P. 1021
An Act for Comprehensive Reform of Maine's Tax Structure. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Cornville)

L.D. 1396, H.P. 1023
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 2: Aquaculture Lease Regulations, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Marine Resources. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Marine Resources pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1397, H.P. 1024
An Act To Amend the Procedure for Maine Human Rights Commission Hearings. (Presented by Representative BENNETT of Caribou)

L.D. 1398, H.P. 1025
An Act To Modify Water Well Reporting Requirements. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 1399, H.P. 1026
An Act To Allow District Attorneys To Approve Immunity Requests. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 1400, H.P. 1027
An Act To Amend the Maine Pesticide Control Act of 1975 To Increase the Pesticide Product Registration Fee. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 1401, H.P. 1028
An Act To Provide the Office of the State Fire Marshal with Adequate Funding for Construction Plans Review. (Presented by Representative BUNKER of Kossuth Township)

L.D. 1402, H.P. 1029
An Act To Conform the Voting Members of Certain State Entities. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1403, H.P. 1030
An Act To Amend a Requirement Concerning Dioxin. (Presented by Representative DAIGLE of Arundel)

L.D. 1404, H.P. 1031
An Act Concerning Representation of the State in Disclosure Hearings. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 1405, H.P. 1032
An Act To Adjust Fees Charged for Licenses Issued by the Bureau of State Police Licensing Division. (Presented by Representative BLANCHETTE of Bangor)

L.D. 1406, H.P. 1033
An Act To Separate the Office of Tourism from the Office of Community Development. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1407, S.P. 463
An Act To Clarify the Timber Harvesting Notification Requirements. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1408, S.P. 464
An Act To Refine the Maine Rural Development Statutes. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1409, S.P. 465
An Act To Update the Process for the Allocation of the State Ceiling on Tax-exempt Bonds. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by President DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1410, S.P. 468
An Act To Eliminate State Licensing of Boxers, Wrestlers and Transient Sellers. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1411, S.P. 469
An Act To Increase the Licensing Fee Caps of the State Board of Optometry. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1412, H.P. 1034
Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services To Increase the Ground Lease Term at the Long Creek Youth Development Center from 50 to 90 Years. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 1413, H.P. 1035
An Act To Clarify Maine Law Relating to Viatical Settlements. (Presented by Representative WOODBURY of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1414, H.P. 1036
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Storage of Sand and Salt and To Provide Funding for State and Municipal Storage Facilities. (Presented by Representative USHER of Westbrook)

L.D. 1415, H.P. 1038
An Act To Decriminalize Unlicensed Shellfish Digging. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 1416, H.P. 1039
An Act To Create an Owner-operator Requirement in the Scallop Fishery. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 1417, H.P. 1040
An Act To Make Changes to the Laws Governing Aquaculture Leasing. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

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@ legislature.maine.gov . Please include your mailing address as we can not 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.