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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXI, No. 18

Monday, May 9, 2005

122ND LEGISLATURE

FIRST SPECIAL SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 25, 2005

Ch. 65 - An Act To Adopt the Maine Uniform Securities Act. (H.P. 384, L.D. 509)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 29, 2005

Ch. 66 - An Act To Exempt Certain Tires from the Speed Rating Requirements. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 303, L.D. 418)

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, MAY 6, 2005

L.D. 1611, S.P. 593
An Act To Clarify That Certain Maine Landowner Liability Protection Laws Apply to Abandoned Railroad Corridors. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1612, S.P. 594
An Act To Mandate E-9-1-1 TDD Testing and Training. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1613, S.P. 595
An Act To Promote the Use of Public Safety Telecommunications Equipment by the Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Community. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1614, S.P. 596
An Act To Sustain and Strengthen Community Health Coalitions. (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 1615, H.P. 1138
An Act To Restore Funding for the Reading Recovery Program. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 1616, H.P. 1139
An Act To Delay the Implementation of the Increase in the Homestead Exemption. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 1617, H.P. 1140
An Act To Reduce Tobacco Use and Improve Health. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 1618, H.P. 1141
An Act Regarding Advertising by Drug Manufacturers. (Presented by Representative LERMAN of Augusta)

L.D. 1619, H.P. 1142
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 2: Aquaculture Lease Regulations - Lighting Standards and Noise Standards, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Marine Resources. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Marine Resources pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1620, H.P. 1143
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 97 - Private Non-Medical Institution Services, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1621, H.P. 1144
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 270: Uniform Reporting System for Quality Data Sets, a Major Substantive Rule of the Maine Health Data Organization. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Maine Health Data Organization pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1622, H.P. 1145
An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Revisor of Statutes pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 94.)

L.D. 1623, S.P. 600
An Act To Require the Inspection of All Commercial Trailers at Time of Sale. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1624, S.P. 601
An Act To Require State-owned and State-leased Property To Be Cleaned with Products That Are Not Harmful to the Environment or People. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1625, S.P. 602
An Act To Fully Fund the Homestead Exemption. (Presented by Senator COWGER of Kennebec)

L.D. 1626, S.P. 603
An Act To Authorize the Deorganization of the Town of Cooper. (Presented by Senator RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 1627, S.P. 604
An Act To Allow Dual Liquor Licenses for On-premises Consumption and Off-premises Retail Sales. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1628, H.P. 1146
An Act Regarding Occupational Safety and Health Training for Workers on State-funded Construction Projects. (Presented by Representative PATRICK of Rumford)

L.D. 1629, H.P. 1147
An Act To Enable Bulk Purchasing of Heating Oil Eligible for Federal Reimbursement. (Presented by Speaker RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1630, H.P. 1148
Resolve, Directing the Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands To Restore the Taylor Camps. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 1631, H.P. 1149
Resolve, Requiring the State To Reimburse Providers for Costs Incurred Due to MaineCare Reimbursement Delays. (Presented by Representative KAELIN of Winterport)

L.D. 1632, H.P. 1150
An Act To Require the Secretary of State To Collect Information on Operating-under-the-influence Convictions from Other Jurisdictions before Issuing a Driver's License in Maine. (Presented by Representative HALL of Holden)

L.D. 1633, H.P. 1151
An Act To Prohibit the Disposal of Dangerous and Unsafe Material in Solid Waste Facilities. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative DAIGLE of Arundel)

L.D. 1634, H.P. 1152
An Act To Impose a Real Estate Transfer Tax Based on the Value of the Property. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1635, H.P. 1153
An Act To Authorize the Assessment and Collection of Harbor Fees. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1636, H.P. 1154
Resolve, To Study the Cost of the Provision of Certain Governmental Services in the Unorganized Territories. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1637, H.P. 1155
An Act To Implement the Fund for the Efficient Delivery of Local and Regional Services. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 1638, H.P. 1156
An Act Concerning the Regulation of Certain Information to Protect Privacy. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1639, S.P. 605
An Act To Allow Abstinence To Be Offered as an Alternative Education Program for Grades 7 to 12. (Presented by Senator SNOWE-MELLO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1640, S.P. 606
An Act To Permit Charter Schools in Maine. (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 1641, S.P. 607
An Act To Create a Small Distillery License. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1642, S.P. 608
An Act To Further the Transition to the New Department of Health and Human Services. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1643, H.P. 1158
An Act To Clarify and Harmonize State Policy on Groundwater Management. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative EBERLE of South Portland)

L.D. 1644, S.P. 609
An Act Regarding the Unused Pharmaceutical Disposal Program. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services pursuant to Joint Order 2005, S.P. 576)

L.D. 1645, S.P. 610
Resolve, To Establish a Blue Ribbon Commission To Study Maine's Homeland Security Needs. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1646, H.P. 1162
An Act Regarding Buildings on Leased Lots. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1647, H.P. 1159
An Act To Award Income Tax Credits for Boiler or Furnace Systems That Reduce or Eliminate Certain Pollutants. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1648, H.P. 1161
Resolve, Directing the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Coordinate and Facilitate Salmon and Brook Trout Habitat Restoration Efforts. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 1649, H.P. 1163
An Act To Amend the Maximum Allowable Tuition for Students. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 1650, H.P. 1164
An Act To Provide Property Tax Relief by Requiring the State To Maintain and Repair All Bridges in Maine. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Ripley)

L.D. 1651, H.P. 1165
An Act To Register Canadian Pharmacies To Provide Safe Reimportation of Prescription Drugs. (Presented by Representative DRISCOLL of Westbrook)

L.D. 1652, H.P. 1166
An Act To Establish a Fair System for the Protection of Volunteer Firefighters' Employment. (Presented by Representative DUCHESNE of Hudson)

L.D. 1653, S.P. 611
Resolve, To Require the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation To Suspend Recently Enacted Rules Pertaining to the Office of Licensing and Registration, Board of Boilers and Pressure Vessels. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1654, S.P. 613
An Act To Prevent the Loss of Jobs through Outsourcing. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1655, S.P. 614
An Act To Establish the Maine Graduate Retention Loan Program. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1656, H.P. 1167
An Act To Retain Maine's Theater Teachers. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1657, H.P. 1168
An Act To Minimize the Risk to Maine's Marine Waters and Organisms Posed by the Application of Pesticides. (Presented by Representative PERCY of Phippsburg)

L.D. 1658, H.P. 1169
An Act To Expand the Powers of the Stonington Sanitary District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1659, H.P. 1170
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Crimes against People Who Are Homeless. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1660, H.P. 1171
An Act To Reduce Income Taxes and Encourage Economic Growth in Maine. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative WOODBURY of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1661, S.P. 615
An Act To Streamline Higher Education in Maine. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Kennebec)

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.