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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXX, No. 14

Monday, April 5, 2004

121ST LEGISLATURE

SECOND SPECIAL SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, March 26, 2004

Ch. 577 - An Act To Reduce the Voting Age Qualification for State Primary Elections for Voters Who Will Reach 18 Years of Age by the Time of the General Election. (H.P. 470, L.D. 640)

Ch. 578 - 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. (H.P. 1408, L.D. 1902)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Ch. 579 - An Act to Allow Beverage Sales from Mobile Service Bars on Golf Courses. (H.P. 486, L.D. 656)

Ch. 580 - An Act To Adopt a Model Building Code. (S.P. 356, L.D. 1025)

Ch. 581 - An Act To Improve Awareness of Meningococcal Disease. (S.P. 617, L.D. 1685)

Ch. 582 - An Act To Facilitate the Recovery of Stolen Property. (S.P. 647, L.D. 1715)

Ch. 583 - An Act To Update Laws Affecting the Military. (H.P. 1274, L.D. 1752)

Ch. 584 - An Act To Amend the Election Laws. (H.P. 1277, L.D. 1755)

Ch. 585 - An Act To Provide Accurate Vital Records for Adults in Maine. (H.P. 1217, L.D. 1640)

Ch. 586 - An Act To Conform to Federal Law Regarding Electronically Printed Credit and Debit Card Receipts and To Delay Enforcement of Civil Penalties. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 694, L.D. 1854)

Ch. 587 - An Act To Remove the Designation of the Lake Christopher Wildlife Management Area as a Wildlife Management Area. (S.P. 685, L.D. 1842)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Ch. 116 - Resolve, To Establish a Committee To Examine Issues Relating to the Administration of Municipal General Assistance. (H.P. 784, L.D. 1066)

(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, APRIL 2, 2004

L.D. 1945, H.P. 1445
An Act To Encourage the Future of Maine's Dairy Industry. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 1946, H.P. 1446
An Act to Promote the Coordination of School Calendars for Career and Technical Education Students. ((New Draft of H.P. 154, L.D. 195) (New Title))

L.D. 1947, H.P. 1447
Resolve, To Clarify Title to Land Related to the Waldo-Hancock Bridge Replacement. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1948, S.P. 790
An Act Relating to Energy-related Building Standards. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Utilities and Energy pursuant to Public Law 2003, chapter 497 and Resolve 2003, chapter 101, section 3.)

L.D. 1949, S.P. 791
An Act Relating to Certain Energy Responsibilities of the Public Utilities Commission. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Utilities and Energy pursuant to Public Law 2003, chapter 497, section 4 and Resolve 2003, chapter 101, section 3.)

L.D. 1950, H.P. 1450
An Act To Repeal Certain Boards and Commissions. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government pursuant to Joint Order 2003, H.P. 1400.)

L.D. 1951, H.P. 1451
An Act To Clarify the Administrative and Financial Relationship between the Maine Military Authority and the State of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1952, H.P. 1453
An Act To Regulate the Breeding and Sale of Small Mammals. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry pursuant to Public Law 2003, chapter 350, section 2 and Resolve 2003, chapter 101, section 3.)

L.D. 1953, H.P. 1452
An Act To Validate Certain Proceedings Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds and Notes by the Calais School District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 1954, H.P. 1454
An Act To Create a Nonresident Lobster and Crab Fishing License. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 1955, H.P. 1455
Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Marine Resources To Review the Issues Associated with the Issuance of a Nonresident Lobster License. (Submitted by the Committee on Marine Resources pursuant to Joint Order 2003, H.P. 1448.)

L.D. 1956, S.P. 798
An Act To Establish a School Leadership District for East Millinocket, Medway and Millinocket. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator STANLEY of Penobscot)

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.