weekly
LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXX, No. 2

Monday, January 12, 2004

121ST LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Initiated Bills

Public Approval Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Effective Date Sunday, January 4, 2004

Ch. 1 - An Act To Allow Slot Machines at Commercial Horse Racing Tracks. (I.B. 2, L.D. 1371)

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

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2004

L.D. 1817, S.P. 665
An Act To Notify MaineCare of Workers' Compensation Settlements. (Presented by Senator BRENNAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 1818, S.P. 666
An Act To Amend the Economic Development Laws. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1819, S.P. 667
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Study Group To Examine an Emergency Alert Notification System for Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Individuals. (Submitted by the Study Group to Examine an Emergency Alert Notification System for Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Individuals pursuant to Resolve 2003, chapter 78.)

L.D. 1820, H.P. 1342
An Act To Establish the Gambling Control Board To License and Regulate Slot Machines at Commercial Harness Racing Tracks. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 1821, H.P. 1344
An Act To Increase the Amount of Restitution Allowed for State and Municipal Fire Service. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1822, H.P. 1345
An Act To Increase Access of Domestic Violence Victim Support Agencies to Certain Information. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 1823, H.P. 1346
Resolve, Extending the Reporting Deadline for the Commission To Study Public Health. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Commission to Study Public Health pursuant to Resolve 2003, chapter 95.)

L.D. 1824, H.P. 1347
An Act To Provide Property Tax Relief to Maine Homeowners. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Speaker COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 1825, H.P. 1349
An Act To Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2005. (Submitted by the Maine Turnpike Authority pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 23, section 1961, subsection 6.)

L.D. 1826, S.P. 671
An Act To Encourage the Proper Disposal of Expired Pharmaceuticals. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1827, H.P. 1350
Resolve, Authorizing the City of Biddeford To Consolidate Voting Districts for a Special Election in House District 18 in 2004. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Speaker COLWELL of Gardiner)

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.