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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXIX, No. 14

Monday, April 14, 2003

121ST LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 3, 2003

Ch. 26 - An Act to Amend the Law Pertaining to Notice of Nonrenewal of an Automobile Insurance Policy. (H.P. 12, L.D. 5)

Ch. 27 - An Act Regarding Fish Stocking Decisions. (H.P. 91, L.D. 82)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 8, 2003

Ch. 28 - An Act To Expand Unemployment Benefits. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 92, L.D. 83)

Ch. 29 - An Act To Amend Certain Aspects of Post-conviction Review Procedure. (H.P. 269, L.D. 340)

Ch. 30 - An Act to Clarify the Ability of the Maine Forest Service and Tax Assessors to View Private Landowners' Forest Management Plans. (H.P. 143, L.D. 184)

Ch. 31 - An Act to Further Define a Strain of Maine Standardbred Horses. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 94, L.D. 85)

Ch. 32 - An Act To Simplify the Bonding Limitations of the Maine Turnpike Authority. (S.P. 212, L.D. 603)

(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, APRIL 11, 2003

L.D. 1520, H.P. 1113
An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws. (Presented by Representative USHER of Westbrook)

L.D. 1521, H.P. 1114
An Act Concerning Liability Insurance Covering Debt Cancellation Contracts. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1522, S.P. 510
An Act To Establish Fee Caps under the Maine Insurance Code. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 1523, S.P. 511
An Act To Change the Tax Laws as They Apply to Combat Troops. (Presented by President DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1524, H.P. 1115
An Act To Conform to Federal Standards Maine's Law Regarding Strip Searches of Persons in Custody. (Presented by Representative BUNKER of Kossuth Township)

L.D. 1525, H.P. 1116
An Act To Clarify the Freedom of Access Laws as They Pertain to the Penobscot Nation. (Presented by Representative LORING of the Penobscot Nation)

L.D. 1526, H.P. 1117
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 15: Batterer Intervention Program Certification, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Corrections. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Corrections pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1527, H.P. 1118
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 120: Release of Information to the Public, a Major Substantive Rule of the Maine Health Data Organization. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Maine Health Data Organization pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1528, H.P. 1120
An Act To Permit Electronic Notification of Rulemaking for Interested Parties. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 1529, H.P. 1121
An Act To Reclassify Certain Waters of the State. (Presented by Speaker COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 1530, H.P. 1122
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 115: Certification, Authorization and Approval of Education Personnel, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Education pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1531, H.P. 1123
An Act To Amend Provisions of the Submerged Lands Law. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1532, H.P. 1125
An Act To Raise the Threshold under the Fair Minimum Wage Rate on Construction Projects Law. (Presented by Representative PATRICK of Rumford)

L.D. 1533, H.P. 1126
An Act To Create the Maine National Guard Education Assistance Program. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1534, S.P. 512
An Act To Amend the Maine Banking Laws. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 1535, S.P. 514
An Act To Authorize Certain Former Members of the Maine State Retirement System To Rejoin the Maine State Retirement System. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 1536, S.P. 515
An Act To Authorize the State To Establish a Multijurisdictional Lottery or Lottery Games. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 1537, S.P. 516
An Act To Clarify that the Maine Military Authority Is Part of the Military Bureau. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 1538, H.P. 1127
An Act To Clarify the Appointment of Coguardians and Coconservators under the Probate Code. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 1539, H.P. 1128
An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Corporations, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Liability Partnerships and Marks. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 1540, H.P. 1129
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Health Care System and Health Security Board. (Submitted by the Health Care System and Health Security Board pursuant to Public Law 2001, c. 439, Pt. ZZZ, section 1.)

L.D. 1541, H.P. 1130
Resolve, Conveying The State's Interest in a Parcel of Property Located in Orrington. (Presented by Representative ROSEN of Bucksport)

L.D. 1542, H.P. 1131
An Act To Effectively Separate Children's Homes from Adult Residential Care Facilities Regarding Fire Safety. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 1543, S.P. 517
An Act To Modify the Exemption for Compost under the Nutrient Management Law and the Nutrient Management Review Board's Authority To Hear Appeals. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1544, S.P. 519
An Act To Revise the Standards for Reporting Public Sector Workplace Deaths and Serious Injuries. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1545, S.P. 520
An Act To Amend the Animal Welfare Laws. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1546, H.P. 1132
An Act To Amend Certain Provisions Relating to a Permit To Carry Concealed Firearms To Be Consistent with Changes to the Statute Relating to Possession of Firearms by Prohibited Persons. (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 1547, H.P. 1133
An Act To Amend Certain Laws Administered by the Department of Environmental Protection. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1548, H.P. 1134
An Act To Amend the Election Laws. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1549, H.P. 1135
An Act To Fund Municipal Collection of Household Hazardous Waste. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Resolve 2001, chapter 93.)

L.D. 1550, H.P. 1136
Resolve, Authorizing the Transfer of Land from the State to Maine School Administrative District No. 16. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1551, H.P. 1137
An Act To License Home Building and Improvement Contractors. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1552, S.P. 521
An Act To Allocate a Portion of the Reed Act Distribution of 2002 To Use for the Administration of the Unemployment Insurance and Employment Services Programs. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1553, S.P. 522
An Act To Permit Special Purpose Reinsurance Vehicles. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 1554, S.P. 523
An Act Regarding Eligibility under the Municipal Investment Trust Fund. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1555, H.P. 1138
An Act To Reapportion the House Legislative Districts. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1556, H.P. 1139
An Act To Reapportion the Districts for Representatives to the United States Congress. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1557, H.P. 1140
An Act To Reapportion the County Commissioner Districts. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

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.