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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXX, No. 13

Monday, March 29, 2004

121ST LEGISLATURE

SECOND SPECIAL SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Ch. 566 - An Act To Increase the Bond Limit of the Maine Turnpike Authority. (S.P. 214, L.D. 605)

Ch. 567 - An Act To Provide for the Safe Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste. (H.P. 1328, L.D. 1806)

Ch. 568 - An Act To Permit the Photocopying of Driver's Licenses in Financial Transactions. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1324, L.D. 1802)

Ch. 569 - An Act To Make Polling Places More Convenient. (H.P. 1216, L.D. 1639)

Ch. 570 - An Act To Revise the Minimum Firefighter Safety Standards. (H.P. 1311, L.D. 1789)

Ch. 571 - An Act To Amend Transportation Laws. (S.P. 605, L.D. 1654)

Ch. 572 - An Act To Allow Communications Towers on Land of the Maine Turnpike Authority. (S.P. 608, L.D. 1676)

Ch. 573 - An Act To Provide for Department of Marine Resources Jurisdiction Over Certain Sections of the State's Endangered Species Program. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 634, L.D. 1702)

Ch. 574 - An Act To Amend Water Quality Laws To Aid in Wild Atlantic Salmon Restoration. (H.P. 1358, L.D. 1833) (Governor's Bill)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 25, 2004

Ch. 575 - An Act To Permit Background Checks on Prospective Adoptive Parents. (H.P. 1276, L.D. 1754)

Ch. 576 - An Act To Amend the Membership of the Children's Cabinet. (H.P. 1352, L.D. 1829) (Governor's Bill)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Ch. 39 - An Act Concerning the Charter of the Dover and Foxcroft Water District. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1248, L.D. 1672)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Ch. 113 - Resolve, To Promote Recruitment and Retention of Direct-care Workers in Long-term Care in Maine. (S.P. 362, L.D. 1090)

Ch. 114 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 25.20: Protected Resources, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Marine Resources. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1359, L.D. 1834)

Ch. 115 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 31: Affordable Housing Development District - Recovery of Public Revenue, a Major Substantive Rule of the Maine State Housing Authority. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1376, L.D. 1850)

(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 26, 2004

L.D. 1941, S.P. 774
An Act To Authorize the Town of Millinocket To Annex a Certain Parcel of Land. (Presented by Senator STANLEY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1942, S.P. 775
Resolve, Authorizing Certain Land Transactions by the Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1943, H.P. 1443
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 299: Highway Driveway and Entrance Rules, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Transportation. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Transportation pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1944, S.P. 781
An Act To Authorize Educational Technicians II in Winslow, China and Vassalboro. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

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.