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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXII, No. 13

Monday, March 27, 2006

122ND LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Monday, March 20, 2006

Ch. 498 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Employees of the Workers' Compensation Board. (H.P. 1222, L.D. 1715)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 23, 2006

Ch. 499 - An Act Concerning Energy Conservation in Schools. (H.P. 1343, L.D. 1902)

Ch. 500 - An Act To Protect Small Payroll Processors. (H.P. 1318, L.D. 1878)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Ch. 40 - An Act To Allow the Buckfield Village Corporation To Be Dissolved and Combined with the Town of Buckfield. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1215, L.D. 1708)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 23, 2006

Ch. 41 - An Act To Create the Washburn Water and Sewer District. (S.P. 661, L.D. 1744)

Ch. 42 - An Act To Raise the Debt Limit of the City of Brewer High School District. (H.P. 1393, L.D. 1988)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Ch. 140 - Resolve, Regarding Source Water Protection Recommendations. (S.P. 785, L.D. 2037)

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 24, 2006

L.D. 2078, H.P. 1470
An Act To Establish the Island Falls Water District. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 2079, S.P. 812
An Act To Encourage the Preservation of Historic Structures. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 2080, H.P. 1471
An Act To Accelerate Private Investment in Maine's Wireless and Broadband Infrastructure. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 2081, H.P. 1472
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Relating to the Seed Potato Board. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 955, subsection 4.)

L.D. 2082, H.P. 1473
Resolve, Directing the Secretary of State To Establish a Task Force To Develop a Plan for the Maine State Cultural Building in Augusta. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government pursuant to Joint Order 2005, H.P. 494.)

L.D. 2083, H.P. 1474
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Relating to Review of the Department of Conservation. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 955, subsection 4.)

L.D. 2084, S.P. 815
An Act To Clarify the Taxable Status of Parts Provided under a Service Contract. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 2085, S.P. 816
An Act To Clarify the Sales Tax Exemption for Air Ambulance Services. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 2086, S.P. 818
An Act To Facilitate the Regionalization of Emergency Communications Dispatching Services. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 2087, H.P. 1475
An Act To Implement Recommendations Concerning Temporary Guardian and Conservator Laws. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary pursuant to Resolve 2005, chapter 91.)

L.D. 2088, H.P. 1476
Resolve, Concerning the Collection of the Statewide E-9-1-1 Surcharge from Prepaid Wireless Telephone Service. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Utilities and Energy pursuant to Resolve 2005, chapter 62, section 3.)

L.D. 2089, H.P. 1477
An Act To Require Registration by Residential Construction Contractors. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Business, Research and Economic Development pursuant to Joint Order 2006, H.P. 1434.)

L.D. 2090, H.P. 1481
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 10: Significant Wildlife Habitat, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

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.