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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXIX, No. 19

Monday, May 19, 2003

121ST LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, May 8, 2003

Ch. 113 - An Act To Increase Protection for Endangered and Threatened Species. (H.P. 246, L.D. 303)

Ch. 114 - An Act to Conform State Workforce Development Laws to the Federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998. (S.P. 365, L.D. 1093)

Ch. 115 - An Act Regarding the School Board of the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf. (H.P. 328, L.D. 420)

Ch. 116 - An Act Regarding Age Eligibility for Enrollment in a Public Secondary School. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 201, L.D. 592)

Ch. 117 - An Act To Increase the Availability of Handicapped Parking Spaces for People with Disabilities. (H.P. 332, L.D. 424)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 9, 2003

Ch. 118 - An Act To Establish New Standards for Credit Reporting. (H.P. 419, L.D. 556)

Ch. 119 - An Act To Enhance Vistas. (S.P. 267, L.D. 788)

Ch. 120 - An Act To Provide Financial Relief for Maine Dairy Farmers. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1013, L.D. 1378) (Governor's Bill)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Ch. 121 - An Act To Manage Water Resources. (H.P. 380, L.D. 491)

Ch. 122 - An Act Relating to the Operation of Snowmobiles. (S.P. 130, L.D. 354)

Ch. 123 - An Act Concerning the Treatment of Gross Income in Cases in Which Both Child Support and Spousal Support Are Considered. (H.P. 190, L.D. 235)

Ch. 124 - An Act To Enhance Homeland Security. (H.P. 530, L.D. 724)

Ch. 125 - An Act To Create Experimental Motor Vehicle Plates and Registration. (H.P. 507, L.D. 690)

Ch. 126 - An Act To Require Information on New Wells. (H.P. 271, L.D. 341)

Ch. 127 - An Act To Clarify the Use of Municipal Rate of Growth Ordinances. (H.P. 416, L.D. 531)

Ch. 128 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Antique Vehicles. (H.P. 285, L.D. 365)

Ch. 129 - An Act to Provide Additional Financing for Costs Associated with the Remediation of a Waste Oil Site in Plymouth. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 475, L.D. 645)

Ch. 130 - An Act Concerning the Adoption of Coastal Sand Dune Rules. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 513, L.D. 696)

Ch. 131 - An Act To Clarify the Responsibilities of the Department of Environmental Protection. (H.P. 427, L.D. 564)

Ch. 132 - An Act To Allow Modular Home Transporters To Obtain Trailer Transit Plates. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 266, L.D. 323)

Ch. 133 - An Act To Clarify Ownership Rights to Repossessed Vehicles. (S.P. 148, L.D. 430)

Ch. 134 - An Act To Require Public Meetings prior to Dam Removal. (S.P. 247, L.D. 709)

Ch. 135 - An Act Clarifying the Maine Consumer Credit Code. (H.P. 374, L.D. 485)

Ch. 136 - An Act Regarding the Development and Implementation of an Eradication Plan for Invasive Aquatic Plants. (S.P. 245, L.D. 707)

Ch. 137 - An Act To Improve the Effectiveness of the Maine Coastal and Inland Surface Oil Clean-up Fund. (S.P. 205, L.D. 596)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Ch. 138 - An Act to Protect Against Unlawful Sexual Touching. (H.P. 528, L.D. 722)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, May 8, 2003

Ch. 13 - An Act To Amend the Constitution of the Maine Episcopal Missionary Society. (S.P. 312, L.D. 971)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 9, 2003

Ch. 14 - An Act Regarding University of Maine System Boards of Visitors. (H.P. 819, L.D. 1116)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Ch. 15 - An Act To Amend the Charter of the Lubec Water and Electric District. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 242, L.D. 678)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 9, 2003

Ch. 10 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Education To Develop Guidelines for Outdoor Playground Surfaces. (H.P. 458, L.D. 628)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Ch. 11 - Resolve, To Amend the Laws Governing the Health Care Workforce Leadership council. (H.P. 160, L.D. 201)

Ch. 12 - Resolve, Concerning the Titling of Mobile Homes, Boats, All-terrain Vehicles, Snowmobiles and Other Property. (H.P. 229, L.D. 286)

Ch. 13 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Conservation To Create the Kennebec River Historic Waterway. (H.P. 497, L.D. 680)

Ch. 14 - Resolve, Relating to the Consideration of the Cumulative Effect on Protected Natural Resources. (H.P. 197, L.D. 242)

(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, MAY 16, 2003

L.D. 1611, H.P. 1187
An Act To Provide Affordable Health Insurance to Small Businesses and Individuals and To Control Health Care Costs. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 1612, H.P. 1188
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Preserve the Fund for a Healthy Maine. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Speaker COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 1613, S.P. 567
Resolve, Authorizing Germaine Bell To Sue the State. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 1614, H.P. 1190
An Act To Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2003, June 30, 2004 and June 30, 2005. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative BRANNIGAN of Portland)

L.D. 1615, H.P. 1193
An Act To Validate Certain Proceedings Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds and Notes by School Administrative District No. 71. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MURPHY of Kennebunk)

L.D. 1616, H.P. 1194
An Act To Promote Stewardship of Forest Resources. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Speaker COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 1617, H.P. 1195
An Act To Improve Subdivision Standards. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

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.