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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXX, No. 17

Monday, April 26, 2004

121ST LEGISLATURE

SECOND SPECIAL SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Ch. 615 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Campaign Finance. (H.P. 984, L.D. 1339)

Ch. 616 - An Act To Promote Safety and Fair Labor Practices for Forestry Workers. (H.P. 1015, L.D. 1380)

Ch. 617 - An Act to Promote the Coordination of School Calendars for Career and Technical Education Students. (H.P. 1446, L.D. 1946)

Ch. 618 - An Act To Enact the Uniform Trust Code. (H.P. 678, L.D. 921)

Ch. 619 - An Act Regarding Wildlife Habitat Conservation. (H.P. 604, L.D. 827)

Ch. 620 - An Act To Enhance Professionalism of Private Investigators in this State. (H.P. 735, L.D. 1014)

Ch. 621 - An Act To Strengthen the Maine Certificate of Need Act of 2002. (H.P. 447, L.D. 584)

Ch. 622 - An Act To Improve Subdivision Standards. (H.P. 1195, L.D. 1617)

Ch. 623 - An Act To Prohibit the Sale of Water Containing Nicotine. (S.P. 587, L.D. 1631)

Ch. 624 - An Act To Clarify the Severance Pay Law. (H.P. 1255, L.D. 1733)

Ch. 625 - An Act To Clarify Property Eligible for Reimbursement of Property Taxes under the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement Program. (H.P. 1326, L.D. 1804)

Ch. 626 - An Act To Ensure Appropriate Care and Custody of Children. (S.P. 638, L.D. 1706)

Ch. 627 - An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Invasive Aquatic Species. (S.P. 656, L.D. 1723)

Ch. 628 - An Act To Amend the Penalty Provisions and Reporting Deadlines of the Campaign Reports and Finances Laws. (S.P. 661, L.D. 1728)

Ch. 629 - An Act To Reduce Contamination of Breast Milk and the Environment from the Release of Brominated Chemicals in Consumer Products. (H.P. 1312, L.D. 1790)

Ch. 630 - An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning Optional Membership for Participating Local Districts in the Maine State Retirement System. (H.P. 1332, L.D. 1810)

Ch. 631 - An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Corporations, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1289, L.D. 1767)

Ch. 632 - An Act To Protect the Privacy of Home Information of Maine State Retirement System Members, Benefit Recipients and Staff. (S.P. 619, L.D. 1687)

Ch. 633 - An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws. (S.P. 626, L.D. 1694)

Ch. 634 - An Act To Improve Quality and Safety in Long-term Care. (H.P. 1275, L.D. 1753)

Ch. 635 - An Act To Extend the Deadline for Reconsideration by Boards of Appeals. (S.P. 720, L.D. 1872)

Ch. 636 - An Act To Govern and Regulate Life Settlements. (H.P. 1411, L.D. 1907) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 637 - An Act To Change the Point System for Clearing Vegetation Adjacent to Protected Natural Resources. (S.P. 705, L.D. 1858)

Ch. 638 - An Act To Prohibit the Sale of Gasoline Containing MTBE. (H.P. 1390, L.D. 1870)

Ch. 639 - An Act To Amend the Law Governing the Storage of Spirits. (S.P. 729, L.D. 1881)

Ch. 640 - An Act To Protect Health and the Environment by Improving the System for the Collection and Recovery of Mercury-added Thermostats. (H.P. 1407, L.D. 1901)

Ch. 641 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Community Preservation Advisory Committee Regarding the State Planning Office's Review of Growth Management Programs. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 744, L.D. 1900)

Ch. 642 - An Act To Regulate the Breeding and Sale of Small Mammals. (H.P. 1453, L.D. 1952)

Ch. 643 - An Act To Repeal Certain Boards and Commissions. (H.P. 1450, L.D. 1950)

Ch. 644 - An Act Relating to Certain Energy Responsibilities of the Public Utilities Commission. (S.P. 791, L.D. 1949)

Ch. 645 - An Act Relating to Energy-related Building Standards. (S.P. 790, L.D. 1948)

Ch. 646 - An Act To Clarify the Administrative and Financial Relationship between the Maine Military Authority and the State of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1451, L.D. 1951) (Governor's Bill)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 16, 2004

Ch. 647 - An Act Concerning Advertising of Business Names in Telephone Directories. (S.P. 643, L.D. 1711)

Ch. 648 - An Act To Encourage the Future of Maine's Dairy Industry. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1445, L.D. 1945) (Governor's Bill)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Ch. 44 - An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2004-05. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1398, L.D. 1882)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 15, 2004

Ch. 45 - An Act To Allow Upgrading of Educational Technicians. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 781, L.D. 1944)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Ch. 128 - Resolve, Regarding Participation in the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. (S.P. 648, L.D. 1716)

Ch. 129 - Resolve, Authorizing the Transfer of a Parcel of Land on Peaks Island to the Peaks Island Land Preserve. (S.P. 652, L.D. 1719)

Ch. 130 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 355: Sand Dune Rules, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1375, L.D. 1849)

Ch. 131 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 755: Health Insurance Classifications, Disclosure and Minimum Standards, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1388, L.D. 1865)

Ch. 132 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 302: Rules for the Maine Microenterprise Initiative, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Economic and Community Development. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1415, L.D. 1914)

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.

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.