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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXI, No. 16

Monday, April 18, 2005

122ND LEGISLATURE

FIRST SPECIAL SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 8, 2005

Ch. 41 - An Act To Clarify the Superintendent of Insurance's Authority To Assess Civil Penalties. (S.P. 133, L.D. 409)

Ch. 42 - An Act Limiting Recovery of Disability Benefits Subject to Offsets. (S.P. 132, L.D. 408)

Ch. 43 - An Act To Enhance Uniformity of Insurance Producer Licensing. (H.P. 278, L.D. 376)

Ch. 44 - An Act To Provide Public Health Protection Authority to the Department of Marine Resources. (S.P. 228, L.D. 691)

Ch. 45 - An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Licensure of Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Denturists. (S.P. 314, L.D. 906)

Ch. 46 - An Act To Prohibit Certain Uses of a Financial Institution's Name. (S.P. 151, L.D. 464)

Ch. 47 - An Act To Make Technical Changes to the Laws Establishing the Lincoln and Sagadahoc Multicounty Jail Authority. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 242, L.D. 744)

Ch. 48 - An Act To Make Technical Corrections to Maine's Appellate Jurisdiction Laws Concerning Involuntary Hospitalization. (H.P. 189, L.D. 250)

Ch. 49 - An Act To Amend the Insurance Code Regarding Discontinuance of a Line of Business. (H.P. 177, L.D. 238)

Ch. 50 - An Act To Establish a Minimum Amount for Required Interest Payments by Insurers. (H.P. 176, L.D. 237)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 8, 2005

Ch. 7 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 125: Calendar Adoption, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 340, L.D. 465)

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 15, 2005

L.D. 1562, H.P. 1101
An Act To Create Optional Public Financing of Legislative Leadership Elections. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1563, S.P. 550
An Act To Amend the Revaluation Process by Municipalities. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 1564, H.P. 1102
An Act To Include Intangible Assets when Determining the Value of Property. (Presented by Representative ASH of Belfast)

L.D. 1565, H.P. 1103
An Act Requiring Release of Aggregate Information from the Department of Education To Measure the Effectiveness of the Law Requiring Fingerprinting and Background Checks of Educational Personnel. (Presented by Representative BLANCHETTE of Bangor)

L.D. 1566, H.P. 1104
An Act Concerning Full Faith and Credit for Legal Documents Executed in Other Jurisdictions. (Presented by Speaker RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1567, H.P. 1105
An Act To Amend the Uniform Health-care Decisions Act Concerning Personal Representatives under Federal Law. (Presented by Speaker RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1568, H.P. 1106
An Act To Allow Nurse Practitioners To Sign Death Certificates. (Presented by Representative PINKHAM of Lexington Township)

L.D. 1569, H.P. 1107
An Act To Abolish the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission. (Presented by Representative MOORE of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 1570, H.P. 1108
An Act To Require Random Drug Testing for Emergency Vehicle Operators. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 1571, H.P. 1109
An Act To Allow Certain Modifications of Motor Vehicles. (Presented by Representative COLLINS of Wells)

L.D. 1572, H.P. 1110
An Act To Amend the Potato Industry Licensing Laws. (Presented by Representative LUNDEEN of Mars Hill)

L.D. 1573, H.P. 1111
An Act To Authorize a Tribal Commercial Track and Slot Machines in Washington County. (Presented by Representative MOORE of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 1574, S.P. 551
An Act To Assist Towns with the Implementation of the Laws Governing Growth Management. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1575, H.P. 1112
An Act To Require Parental Notification of Teenage Abortions. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

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.