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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXX, No. 3

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

121ST LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, January 9, 2004

Ch. 509 - An Act To Clarify the Landowner Liability Law with Regard to Construction and Maintenance of Snowmobile and Other Trails for Recreational Use. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 266, L.D. 787)

Received in the Office of Secretary of State
January 12, 2004

Presented to the Governor by the Senate on June 14, 2003, and,
because it was not returned within the three days after the meeting
of the Second Regular Session of the 121st Legislature, has become law.
(Constitution, Article IV, Part Third, Sec. 2)

Ch. 510 - An Act to Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 217, L.D. 274)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, January 9, 2004

Ch. 99 - Resolve, Authorizing the City of Biddeford To Consolidate Voting Districts for a Special Election in House District 18 in 2004. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1350, L.D. 1827)

(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 16, 2004

L.D. 1828, H.P. 1351
An Act To Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary for the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2004 and June 30, 2005. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative BRANNIGAN of Portland)

L.D. 1829, H.P. 1352
An Act To Amend the Membership of the Children's Cabinet. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 1830, H.P. 1353
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 16: Foster Home Licensing Rule Regarding Smoking by Foster Parents, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Human Services pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1831, H.P. 1354
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 360: Responsibilities of Manufacturers, Distributors, Dealers and Redemption Centers under the Returnable Beverage Container Law, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

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.