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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXII, No. 14

Monday, April 3, 2006

122ND LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, March 24, 2006

Ch. 501 - An Act To Ensure Business Equity in Commercial Vehicle Registration. (H.P. 1238, L.D. 1730)

Ch. 502 - An Act To Provide for the Issuance of a Bench Warrant upon Failure To Appear for a Hearing on Nonpayment of a County Jail Reimbursement Fee. (H.P. 1216, L.D. 1709)

Ch. 503 - An Act Regarding Promotional Materials and Mail-in Rebates for Spirits. (H.P. 1270, L.D. 1830)

Ch. 504 - An Act To Protect Volunteer-earned Funds of the Maine Wildlife Park. (H.P. 1259, L.D. 1819)

Ch. 505 - An Act To Amend the Statutes Governing the Commercial Fishing Safety Council. (S.P. 681, L.D. 1764)

Ch. 506 - An Act To Improve the Prisoner Telephone System. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1324, L.D. 1884)

Ch. 507 - An Act To Amend the Maine Criminal Code and Various Provisions Related to Juveniles. (S.P. 688, L.D. 1771)

Ch. 508 - An Act To Create a Tiered Wholesale Seafood Dealer's License. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1373, L.D. 1961)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, March 27, 2006

Ch. 509 - An Act To Regulate the Use of Batteries Containing Mercury. (S.P. 375, L.D. 1058)

Ch. 510 - An Act Amending the Animal Welfare Laws. (H.P. 1321, L.D. 1881)

Ch. 511 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Licensure of Workers in the Field of Radiologic Technology. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 687, L.D. 1770)

Ch. 512 - An Act To Make Revisions to the Maine Revised Statutes Relating to Agriculture. (H.P. 1227, L.D. 1720)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Ch. 513 - An Act To Provide Forest Certification Cost-share Incentives to Forest Landowners and Licensed Foresters. (H.P. 1312, L.D. 1872)

Ch. 514 - An Act To Permit Supplemental Environmental Projects for Forest Practices Violations. (H.P. 1303, L.D. 1863)

Ch. 515 - An Act To Ensure the Ability of Municipalities To Provide Assistance to Their Citizens. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 755, L.D. 1965)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Ch. 516 - An Act To Clarify Maine State Retirement System Benefits for Certain Legislators. (H.P. 1246, L.D. 1806)

Ch. 517 - An Act To Continue the Tourism Cooperative Marketing Fund. (S.P. 652, L.D. 1698)

Ch. 518 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Real Estate Appraiser Licensing To Comply with Federal Law. (H.P. 1360, L.D. 1919)

Ch. 519 - An Act To Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2006 and June 30, 2007. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1378, L.D. 1968) (Governor's Bill)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 30, 2006

Ch. 520 - An Act To Maintain Standards for the Plumbing Profession. (S.P. 723, L.D. 1923)

Ch. 521 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Permanency Guardians. (H.P. 1292, L.D. 1852)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, March 24, 2006

Ch. 43 - An Act To Amend the Charter of the Lisbon Water Department. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1380, L.D. 1970)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 30, 2006

Ch. 44 - An Act To Improve the Water Quality and Safety of Phillips Lake. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 691, L.D. 1774)

Ch. 45 - An Act Amending and Restating the Charter of The President and Trustees of Colby College. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 774, L.D. 2012)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, March 24, 2006

Ch. 141 - Resolve, To Address the Telecommunications Needs of Federally Qualified Health Centers. (H.P. 470, L.D. 637)

Ch. 142 - Resolve, Directing the Office of Substance Abuse To Study the Potential Use of Liquor License Fees and Liquor Taxes To Fund Efficient Delivery of Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Programs. (H.P. 1278, L.D. 1838)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, March 27, 2006

Ch. 143 - Resolve, To Require the Reporting of Mercury Amalgam Supplied to Dentists. (S.P. 465, L.D. 1338)

Ch. 144 - Resolve, To Study the Recycling of Cellular Telephones. (H.P. 1280, L.D. 1840)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Ch. 145 - Resolve, To Give the Town of Pownal Additional Time To Comply with the Subdivision Laws. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 719, L.D. 1802)

Ch. 146 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Establish a Working Group To Examine Ways for Municipalities To Distribute More Heating Assistance. (H.P. 1286, L.D. 1846)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Ch. 147 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Review How It Handles Services Provided to Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Retardation. (H.P. 1096, L.D. 1555)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 30, 2006

Ch. 148 - Resolve, Regarding Hospital Free Care Guidelines. (H.P. 597, L.D. 846)

Ch. 149 - Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Health and Human Services To Develop Strategies To Keep Senior Citizens Safe from Falls. (H.P. 1214, L.D. 1707)

Ch. 150 - Resolve, Regarding Substance Abuse Treatment Services. (H.P. 1315, L.D. 1875)

Ch. 151 - Resolve, To Name the New Bridge over the Penobscot River. (S.P. 766, L.D. 1986)

Ch. 152 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 113: Regulations Governing the Licensing and Functioning of Assisted Housing Programs - Private Non-Medical Institutions Level IV, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1406, L.D. 2004)

Ch. 153 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 113: Regulations Governing the Licensing and Functioning of Assisted Housing Programs - Private Non-Medical Institutions Level II, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1407, L.D. 2005)

Ch. 154 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 113: Regulations Governing the Licensing and Functioning of Assisted Housing Programs - Private Non-Medical Institutions Level III, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1405, L.D. 2003)

Ch. 155 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 113: Regulations Governing the Licensing and Functioning of Assisted Housing Programs - Private Non-Medical Institutions Level I, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1410, L.D. 2008)

Ch. 156 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 113: Regulations Governing the Licensing and Functioning of Assisted Housing Programs: Level IV Residential Care Facilities, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1408, L.D. 2006)

Ch. 157 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 113: Regulations Governing the Licensing and Functioning of Assisted Housing Programs: Level III Residential Care Facilities, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1413, L.D. 2011)

Ch. 158 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 113: Regulations Governing the Licensing and Functioning of Assisted Housing Programs: Level II Residential Care Facilities, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1412, L.D. 2010)

Ch. 159 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 113: Regulations Governing the Licensing and Functioning of Assisted Housing Programs: Level I Residential Care Facilities, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1411, L.D. 2009)

Ch. 160 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 113: Regulations Governing the Licensing and Functioning of Assisted Housing Programs: Assisted Living Programs, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1409, L.D. 2007)

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 31, 2006

L.D. 2091, H.P. 1483
An Act To Make Changes to the Laws Regarding Pine Tree Development Zones. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative DRISCOLL of Westbrook)

L.D. 2092, H.P. 1484
An Act To Allow a Second Opportunity To Elect Coverage under the State Group Health Plan. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Allagash)

L.D. 2093, H.P. 1485
An Act To Strengthen the Collection of the Tax on Tobacco Products. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 2094, H.P. 1487
An Act To Address Eating Disorders in Maine. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services pursuant to Joint Order 2006, H.P. 1480.)

L.D. 2095, S.P. 827
Resolve, Authorizing the Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands To Convey Certain Lands. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry pursuant to Joint Order 2006, S.P. 817.)

L.D. 2096, S.P. 838
Resolve, To Reduce State Valuation as a Result of the Closure of Georgia-Pacific Facilities. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SCHNEIDER of Penobscot)

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.