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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXX, No. 15

Monday, April 12, 2004

121ST LEGISLATURE

SECOND SPECIAL SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Ch. 588 - An Act Concerning Technical Changes to the Tax Laws. (H.P. 1338, L.D. 1816)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 1, 2004

Ch. 589 - An Act To Clarify Prequalification Criteria for Public Improvements. (H.P. 1305, L.D. 1783)

Ch. 590 - An Act To Authorize the STARBASE Program. (S.P. 622, L.D. 1690)

Ch. 591 - An Act To Simplify the Maine Turnpike Authority's Enforcement Procedures for Toll Violations. (S.P. 637, L.D. 1705)

Ch. 592 - An Act To Strengthen the Prohibition against Night Hunting. (H.P. 1238, L.D. 1662)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Ch. 593 - An Act To Provide for the Assessment of the Mahogany Quahog Resource. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1271, L.D. 1749)

Ch. 594 - An Act Making Amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code Covering Provisions Dealing with Negotiable Instruments and Bank Deposits and Collections. (H.P. 1308, L.D. 1786)

Ch. 595 - An Act To Control Adult Entertainment Establishments. (H.P. 1323, L.D. 1801)

Ch. 596 - An Act To Provide Additional Financing for Costs Associated with the Remediation of a Waste Oil Handling Facility Site in Plymouth. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 709, L.D. 1863)

Ch. 597 - An Act To Amend the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Law. (S.P. 727, L.D. 1879)

Ch. 598 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Loring Development Authority of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 728, L.D. 1880)

Ch. 599 - An Act To Make Emergency Changes to Recent Law. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1404, L.D. 1897)

Ch. 600 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government Pursuant to the State Government Evaluation Act. (H.P. 1426, L.D. 1926)

Ch. 601 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Business, Research and Economic Development Regarding the Board of Licensure in Medicine Pursuant to Reviews Conducted under the State Government Evaluation Act. (H.P. 1432, L.D. 1933)

Ch. 602 - An Act To Clarify Departmental Reporting Requirements for Developmental Disability Prevention Activities. (H.P. 1437, L.D. 1940)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Ch. 40 - An Act To Amend the Charter of the South Berwick Water District. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 722, L.D. 1874)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 7, 2004

Ch. 41 - An Act To Provide for a Limited Transition Provision for Renewal of Certain Social Worker Licenses. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1431, L.D. 1931) (Governor's Bill)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 1, 2004

Ch. 117 - Resolve, Directing the Secretary of State To Study the Feasibility of Instant Run-off Voting. (H.P. 171, L.D. 212)

Ch. 118 - Resolve, To Improve the Quality of Health Care. (S.P. 225, L.D. 616)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Ch. 119 - Resolve, To Direct the Public Utilities Commission To Examine Certain Issues Relating to Energy Efficiency. (S.P. 407, L.D. 1261)

Ch. 120 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 850: Health Plan Accountability, a Major Substantive Rule of the Bureau of Insurance. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1384, L.D. 1859)

Ch. 121 - Resolve, Regarding Portions of Chapter 115: Certification, Authorization and Approval of Education Personnel, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education, State Board of Education. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1393, L.D. 1869)

(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 9, 2004

L.D. 1957, H.P. 1456
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Committee To Study Compliance with Maine's Freedom of Access Laws. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary pursuant to Resolve 2003, chapter 83, section 9 and Resolve 2003, chapter 101, section 3.)

L.D. 1958, H.P. 1457
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Business, Research and Economic Development Regarding the Board of Dental Examiners Pursuant to Reviews Conducted under the State Government Evaluation Act. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Business, Research and Economic Development pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 955, subsection 4 and Resolve 2003, chapter 101, section 1.)

L.D. 1959, H.P. 1459
Resolve, Authorizing Professional and Occupational Licensing Authorities in State Government To Defer or Waive Continuing Education Requirements for Military Personnel. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

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.