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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXX, No. 10

Monday, March 8, 2004

121ST LEGISLATURE

SECOND SPECIAL SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 3, 2004

Ch. 524 - An Act To Authorize Collaborative Practice for Emergency Contraception. (S.P. 376, L.D. 1152)

Ch. 525 - An Act Regarding the Number of Jurors Required To Render a Verdict in a Civil Trial. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1230, L.D. 1652)

Ch. 526 - An Act To Streamline the Time-share Rate Collection Process. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1235, L.D. 1659)

Ch. 527 - An Act To Clarify the Law Pertaining to the Discharge of a Firearm near a Dwelling. (H.P. 1236, L.D. 1660)

Ch. 528 - An Act To Clarify Membership on Boards of Directors for Maine Financial Institutions. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 649, L.D. 1717)

Ch. 529 - An Act To Improve the Ability of Water Utilities To Maintain a Contingency Allowance. (H.P. 1272, L.D. 1750)

Ch. 530 - An Act To Create Consistency between State and Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Laws. (H.P. 1273, L.D. 1751)

Ch. 531 - An Act To Authorize Certain School Children To Carry Emergency Medication on Their Persons. (H.P. 1290, L.D. 1768)

Ch. 532 - An Act To Amend the Apportionment of Legislative House Districts 76 and 77. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1374, L.D. 1848)

Private and Special Laws

Ch. 34 - An Act To Establish the Administrative Operating Budget for the Maine State Retirement System for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2005. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1231, L.D. 1656)

Ch. 35 - An Act To Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2005. (H.P. 1349, L.D. 1825)

Resolves

Ch. 103 - Resolve, Regarding the Condition and Operation of the Little River Dam. (H.P. 132, L.D. 173)

Ch. 104 - Resolve, Authorizing the State Tax Assessor To Convey the Interest of the State in Certain Real Estate in the Unorganized Territory. (S.P. 635, L.D. 1703)

Ch. 105 - Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services To Sell or Lease the Interests of the State in Property in Fayette, Maine. (H.P. 1306, L.D. 1784)

Ch. 106 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Labor and the Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services, Office of Substance Abuse To Study the Prevalence of Drug and Substance Abuse. (H.P. 1314, L.D. 1792)

(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, MARCH 5, 2004

L.D. 1891, H.P. 1401
An Act To Reclassify Certain Downeast Waters. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Public Law 2003, chapter 317 and Resolve 2003, chapter 101, section 3.)

L.D. 1892, H.P. 1402
An Act To Protect Public Health and the Environment by Providing for a System of Shared Responsibility for the Safe Collection and Recycling of Electronic Waste. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Public Law 2003, chapter 150, section 3, and Resolve 2003, chapter 101, section 3.)

L.D. 1893, I.B. 4
An Act To Impose Limits on Real and Personal Property Taxes. (Transmitted to the Clerk of the 121st Maine Legislature by the Secretary of State on February 26, 2004 and ordered printed.)

L.D. 1894, S.P. 740
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $2,000,000 for Disaster Relief and To Provide Further Relief Measures. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1895, S.P. 741
Resolve, To Reduce the State Valuation for the Town of East Millinocket. (Presented by Senator STANLEY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1896, H.P. 1403
Resolve, Authorizing the Town of Eustis To Exchange a Certain Parcel of Land. (Presented by Representative JODREY of Bethel)

L.D. 1897, H.P. 1404
An Act To Make Emergency Changes to Recent Law. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 1898, H.P. 1406
An Act To Prohibit Financial Institutions from Requiring a Fingerprint or Thumbprint To Complete a Transaction. (Presented by Representative TWOMEY of Biddeford)

L.D. 1899, S.P. 743
An Act To Amend the Dissolved Oxygen Standard and the Bacteria Standard for Class C Waters. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Resolve 2003, chapter 39, section 2 and chapter 101, section 3.)

L.D. 1900, S.P. 744
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Community Preservation Advisory Committee Regarding the State Planning Office's Review of Growth Management Programs. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Resolve 2003, chapter 34 and chapter 101, section 3.)

L.D. 1901, H.P. 1407
An Act To Protect Health and the Environment by Improving the System for the Collection and Recovery of Mercury-added Thermostats. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Public Law 2003, chapter 221, section 5 and Resolve 2003, chapter 101, section 3.)

L.D. 1902, H.P. 1408
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Relating to the Review of Agencies under the State Government Evaluation Act. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, chapter 35, section 955, subsection 4 and Resolve 2003, chapter 101, section 3.)

L.D. 1903, H.P. 1409
An Act To Further 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 2003, chapter 101, section 3.)

L.D. 1904, S.P. 748
Resolve, To Increase Eligibility for Consumer-directed Personal Care Assistance Services To Promote Independence for Maine Citizens. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by President DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1905, S.P. 749
An Act To Establish Reciprocity in Laws Governing the Transportation of Lobsters by Nonresidents. (Presented by Senator LEMONT of York)

L.D. 1906, H.P. 1410
An Act To Amend the Protection from Harassment Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 1907, H.P. 1411
An Act To Govern and Regulate Life Settlements. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 1908, S.P. 747
An Act To Amend the Licensing Laws for Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 1909, S.P. 750
An Act To Promote Decision Making Within the Workers' Compensation Board. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1910, S.P. 751
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Committee To Study the Revenue Sources of the Office of Consumer Credit Regulation. (Submitted by the Committee to Study the Revenue Sources of the Office of Consumer Credit Regulation pursuant to Public Law 2003, chapter 462, section 3 and Resolve 2003, chapter 101, section 3.)

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.

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