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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXX, No. 8

Monday, February 23, 2004

121ST LEGISLATURE

SECOND SPECIAL SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, February 19, 2004

Ch. 516 - An Act To Increase the Sale of Lottery Tickets To Benefit Conservation and Wildlife. (H.P. 441, L.D. 578)

Ch. 517 - An Act To Ensure Women's Health Care Coverage for All Maine Women. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 995, L.D. 1353)

Ch. 518 - An Act To Amend the Uniform Federal Lien Registration Act. (H.P. 1278, L.D. 1756)

Ch. 519 - An Act To Provide Reciprocal Authority to New Hampshire Marine Patrol Officers To Investigate Potential Terrorist Activities in Maine Waters. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 621, L.D. 1689)

Ch. 520 - An Act To Correct Certain Errors and Inconsistencies in Marine Resources Laws. (H.P. 1280, L.D. 1758)

Ch. 521 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Display of Fireworks and Indoor Pyrotechnics. (H.P. 1266, L.D. 1744)

(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, FEBRUARY 20, 2004

L.D. 1855, H.P. 1380
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Improve Community Safety and Sex Offender Accountability. (Submitted by the Commission to Improve Community Safety and Sex Offender Accountability pursuant to Resolve 2003, chapter 75, section 8 and chapter 101, section 3.)

L.D. 1856, H.P. 1382
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Improve the Sentencing, Supervision, Management and Incarceration of Prisoners. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Commission to Improve the Sentencing, Supervision, Management and Incarceration of Prisoners pursuant to Public Law 2003, chapter 451, Part K, section 2 and Resolve, chapter 101, section 3.)

L.D. 1857, H.P. 1383
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force on the Planning and Development of Marine Aquaculture in Maine. (Submitted by the Task Force on the Planning and Development of Marine Aquaculture in Maine pursuant to Resolve 2003, chapter 40 and chapter 101, section 3.)

L.D. 1858, S.P. 705
An Act To Change the Point System for Clearing Vegetation Adjacent to Protected Natural Resources. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Joint Order 2004, S.P. 684.)

L.D. 1859, H.P. 1384
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 850: Health Plan Accountability, a Major Substantive Rule of the Bureau of Insurance. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1860, H.P. 1386
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Mount Desert Water District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1861, S.P. 707
An Act To Require School Administrative Units To Report Their Costs for Legal, Consulting and Other Professional Services to the Department of Education. (Presented by Senator BRENNAN of Cumberland)

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.