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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXX, No. 16

Monday, April 19, 2004

121ST LEGISLATURE

SECOND SPECIAL SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 8, 2004

Ch. 603 - An Act To Amend the Definition of "Electrical Installations" in the Laws Governing Electricians. (H.P. 1295, L.D. 1773)

Ch. 604 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Growth Management. (H.P. 1244, L.D. 1668)

Ch. 605 - An Act To Provide Assistance to Municipalities Regarding Downtown Rehabilitation Building Codes. (H.P. 1239, L.D. 1663)

Ch. 606 - An Act To Create the Position of Director of Energy Programs at the Public Utilities Commission. (H.P. 1252, L.D. 1730)

Ch. 607 - An Act Relating to Storm Water Management. (S.P. 712, L.D. 1866)

Ch. 608 - An Act To Promote Decision Making Within the Workers' Compensation Board. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 750, L.D. 1909) (Governor's Bill)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 9, 2004

Ch. 609 - An Act To Amend the Licensing Laws for Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters. (S.P. 747, L.D. 1908) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 610 - An Act To Enhance Pine Tree Development Zones. (S.P. 624, L.D. 1692)

Ch. 611 - An Act To Amend the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program and the Elderly Low-cost Drug Program. (H.P. 1269, L.D. 1747)

Ch. 612 - An Act To Amend the Rule-making Authority of the Department of Human Services to Ensure Cost-effective Operation of State Medical Services Programs and Compliance with Federal Requirements. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1270, L.D. 1748)

Ch. 613 - An Act To Ensure Compliance with Federal Medicaid Requirements. (S.P. 627, L.D. 1695)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 12, 2004

Ch. 614 - An Act To Make Technical Corrections to Maine's Fish and Wildlife Laws. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1265, L.D. 1743)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 9, 2004

Ch. 42 - An Act To Validate Certain Proceedings Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds and Notes by the Calais School District. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1452, L.D. 1953)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 12, 2004

Ch. 43 - An Act To Preserve Transportation Projects Statewide by Using Federal GARVEE Financing for the Waldo-Hancock Bridge Replacement. (S.P. 758, L.D. 1922) (Governor's Bill)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 8, 2004

Ch. 122 - Resolve, Authorizing the Town of Eustis To Exchange a Certain Parcel of Land. (H.P. 1403, L.D. 1896)

Ch. 123 - Resolve, To Reduce the State Valuation for the Town of East Millinocket. (S.P. 741, L.D. 1895)

Ch. 124 - Resolve, To Reduce the State Valuation for the Town of Lincoln. (S.P. 733, L.D. 1887)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 9, 2004

Ch. 125 - Resolve, Regarding the Sale of Batteries Containing Mercury. (H.P. 1237, L.D. 1661)

Ch. 126 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 360: Responsibilities of Manufacturers, Distributors, Dealers and Redemption Centers under the Returnable Beverage Container Law, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1354, L.D. 1831)

Ch. 127 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 895: Underground Facility Damage Prevention Requirements, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public Utilities Commission. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1372, L.D. 1846)

(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 16, 2004

L.D. 1960, S.P. 801
An Act Regarding the Continued Provision of Free and Appropriate Public Education for Eligible Children of Kindergarten Age. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs pursuant to Joint Order 2004, S.P. 680)

L.D. 1961, S.P. 806
An Act To Clarify Legislative Pay. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1962, H.P. 1466
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 23: Standards for Timber Harvesting To Substantially Eliminate Liquidation Harvesting, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Conservation. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Conservation pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

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.