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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXII, No. 10

Monday, March 6, 2006

122ND LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, March 3, 2006

Ch. 476 - An Act To Require That Automobile Extended Service Warranties Purchased by Maine Citizens Provide for Arbitration in the State. (H.P. 1212, L.D. 1705)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 2, 2006

Ch. 31 - An Act To Allow the Towns of Mapleton, Castle Hill and Chapman To Deposit All Tax Revenues, Grant Revenues and Other Income and Revenues into One Depository Account. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 648, L.D. 1694)

Ch. 32 - An Act To Establish the Athens Standard Water District. (S.P. 657, L.D. 1740)

Ch. 33 - An Act To Change the Charter of the St. Francis Water District. (H.P. 1273, L.D. 1833)

Ch. 34 - An Act To Amend the Charter of the Boothbay Harbor Sewer District. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1244, L.D. 1736)

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, MARCH 3, 2006

L.D. 2029, S.P. 780
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Study Alternative Voting Procedures, the Citizen Initiative Process and Minor Party Ballot Access. (Submitted by the Commission To Study Alternative Voting Procedures, the Citizen Initiative Process and Minor Party Ballot Access pursuant to Resolve 2005, chapter 127, section 9.)

L.D. 2030, S.P. 781
An Act To Authorize the Deorganization of the Town of Cooper. (Submitted by the Majority of the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government pursuant to Resolve 2005, chapter 78, section 5.)

L.D. 2031, H.P. 1429
An Act To Authorize Certain County Jail Employees To Perform Ministerial Functions Related to Preparing Personal Recognizance or Unsecured Appearance Bond. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 2032, H.P. 1430
Resolve, To Implement Recommendations of the Study Commission Regarding Liveable Wages Concerning Plans To Increase Wages to Maine Workers. (Submitted by the Study Commission Regarding Liveable Wages pursuant to Resolve 2005, chapter 128.)

L.D. 2033, S.P. 782
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Clarify Deadlines for Submitting Direct Initiatives to Municipal Officials for Signature Verification. (Submitted by the Commission To Study Alternative Voting Procedures, the Citizen Initiative Process and Minor Party Ballot Access pursuant to Resolve 2005, chapter 127.)

L.D. 2034, H.P. 1431
An Act Relating to Mergers and Consolidations of Corporations without Capital Stock. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 2035, H.P. 1435
An Act Regarding Storm Water Program Administration. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Public Law 2005, chapter 157.)

L.D. 2036, S.P. 783
An Act To Facilitate the Hiring of Healthcare Personnel During Emergency Circumstances. (Submitted by the Task Force to Study Maine's Homeland Security Needs pursuant to Resolve 2005, chapter 126, section 8.)

L.D. 2037, S.P. 785
Resolve, Regarding Source Water Protection Recommendations. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Resolve 2005, chapter 29.)

L.D. 2038, H.P. 1436
An Act To Protect the Privacy of Cellular Telephone Customers. (Presented by Representative BRAUTIGAM of Falmouth)

L.D. 2039, H.P. 1437
An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2006-07. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Audit pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 36, section 1604.)

L.D. 2040, H.P. 1438
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Amend Its Rules Regarding Noise Abatement and Abatement Costs. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 2041, H.P. 1439
An Act To Enhance Maine's Energy Independence and Security. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative FLETCHER of Winslow)

L.D. 2042, S.P. 786
An Act To Amend the Harness Racing Laws Regarding Distributions from the Fund to Supplement Harness Racing Purses. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 2043, S.P. 787
An Act To Further Reduce Mercury Use and Emissions. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator COWGER of Kennebec)

L.D. 2044, S.P. 789
An Act To Enhance the Protection of Maine Families from Terrorism and Natural Disasters . (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Task Force to Study Maine's Homeland Security Needs pursuant to Resolve 2005, chapter 126.)

L.D. 2045, S.P. 790
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Reform the State Budget Process. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

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.