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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXII, No. 11

Monday, March 13, 2006

122ND LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Ch. 477 - An Act To Revise Certain Fish and Wildlife Laws. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 740, L.D. 1939)

Ch. 478 - An Act To Increase Efficiency in Truck Hauling. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1209, L.D. 1702)

Ch. 479 - An Act To Clarify the Assessment of Costs To Maintain a Private Way or Bridge. (S.P. 650, L.D. 1696)

Ch. 480 - An Act To Amend Certain Requirements in the ASPIRE-TANF Program. (S.P. 663, L.D. 1746)

Ch. 481 - An Act To Set a Maximum on Penalties Imposed for Licensing Violations by Eating Establishments, Eating and Lodging Places, Lodging Places, Recreational Camps or Camping Areas. (S.P. 670, L.D. 1753)

Ch. 482 - An Act To Amend Certain Transportation Laws. (S.P. 667, L.D. 1750)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 9, 2006

Ch. 483 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Burial or Cremation of Certain Persons. (S.P. 353, L.D. 1036)

Ch. 484 - An Act To Amend the Maine Consumer Credit Code as It Relates to Finance Charges for Loans on Open-end Credit. (S.P. 700, L.D. 1783)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 9, 2006

Ch. 35 - An Act To Change the Name of Little Island to Chickering Island. (S.P. 741, L.D. 1942)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Monday, March 6, 2006

Ch. 131 - An Act To Authorize the Use of Tribal Sustenance Hunting Permits on State Lands. (H.P. 352, L.D. 477)

Ch. 132 - Resolve, Creating a Forensic Board To Manage the Release of Certain Sex Offenders. (H.P. 1229, L.D. 1721)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 9, 2006

Ch. 133 - Resolve, Directing the Intergovernmental Advisory Commission To Establish a Working Group To Develop a County Government Capital Improvements Revolving Loan Fund. (S.P. 297, L.D. 889)

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 10, 2006

L.D. 2046, H.P. 1442
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Attorney General's Working Group Regarding Sentencing Factors for Crimes against Persons Who Are Homeless. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety pursuant to Public Law 2005, chapter 393.)

L.D. 2047, S.P. 791
An Act To Provide for the 2006 and 2007 Allocations of the State Ceiling on Private Activity Bonds. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 2048, S.P. 792
An Act To Strengthen Maine's Craft Brewers. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 2049, H.P. 1443
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Aquaculture Leases. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative PERCY of Phippsburg)

L.D. 2050, H.P. 1444
Resolve, To Allow the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Convey a Part of a Parcel of Land in the Town of Fairfield. (Presented by Representative FINCH of Fairfield)

L.D. 2051, H.P. 1445
Resolve, To Name the New Bridge in Augusta Spanning the Kennebec River "Cushnoc Crossing". (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation pursuant to Joint Order 2005, H.P. 1440.)

L.D. 2052, H.P. 1446
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Create a Property Tax Exemption for Property Owners with Limited Personal Property Assessments. (Presented by Representative WOODBURY of Yarmouth)

L.D. 2053, H.P. 1447
An Act To Simplify and Relieve Personal Property Taxes for Small Businesses. (Presented by Representative WEBSTER of Freeport)

L.D. 2054, H.P. 1448
An Act To Establish Harbor Master Training Requirements. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources pursuant to Joint Order 2005, H.P. 1190.)

L.D. 2055, H.P. 1449
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. 2056, H.P. 1452
An Act To Replace Municipal Revenues Subject to Business Equipment Property Tax Exemption. (Presented by Representative BOWLES of Sanford)

L.D. 2057, H.P. 1453
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the ATV Trail Advisory Council. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife pursuant to Joint Order 2005, H.P. 1441.)

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.