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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXII, No. 15

Monday, April 10, 2006

122ND LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, March 31, 2006

Ch. 522 - An Act To Expand the Alternative Aid Program. (H.P. 1294, L.D. 1854)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 3, 2006

Ch. 523 - An Act To Assist Maine Military Families. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 664, L.D. 1747)

Ch. 524 - An Act To Protect the Employment Rights of Military Reserve and National Guard Personnel. (H.P. 1339, L.D. 1898)

Ch. 525 - An Act To Establish Harbor Master Training Requirements. (H.P. 1448, L.D. 2054)

Ch. 526 - An Act To Support Sibling Rights in Child Welfare Custody Matters. (S.P. 627, L.D. 1682) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 527 - An Act To Implement Recommendations of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission. (H.P. 1403, L.D. 2001)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Ch. 528 - An Act To Prohibit Parking in Access Aisles. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1213, L.D. 1706)

Ch. 529 - An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Corporations, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships. (H.P. 1314, L.D. 1874)

Ch. 530 - An Act To Update Licensing and Certification Requirements for Child Care Facilities and Family Child Care Providers. (H.P. 1327, L.D. 1887)

Ch. 531 - An Act Relating to Mergers and Consolidations of Corporations without Capital Stock. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1431, L.D. 2034)

Ch. 532 - An Act Protecting Youth from Losing Health Insurance Coverage. (S.P. 777, L.D. 2014)

Ch. 533 - An Act Relating to Elver Fishing. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1421, L.D. 2020)

Ch. 534 - An Act Regarding Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Rental Properties. (H.P. 1468, L.D. 2074)

Ch. 535 - An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Aquaculture Leases. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1443, L.D. 2049) (Governor's Bill)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Ch. 536 - An Act To Improve Recreational Watercraft Safety. (H.P. 231, L.D. 307)

Ch. 537 - An Act To Require the Maine State Retirement System To Divest Itself of Holdings in Those Businesses or Corporations Doing Business in the Nation of Sudan and To Repeal Requirements Relating to Shareholder Initiatives by State Officials on State Investments in Northern Ireland. (S.P. 675, L.D. 1758)

Ch. 538 - An Act Regarding Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations. (H.P. 1313, L.D. 1873)

Ch. 539 - An Act To Clarify the Liquor Laws. (H.P. 1323, L.D. 1883)

Ch. 540 - An Act To Give Superior Court Clerks and Deputy Clerks the Authority To Issue Process for the Arrest of Persons Charged with Crimes. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1404, L.D. 2002)

Ch. 541 - An Act To Authorize Certain County Jail Employees To Perform Certain Ministerial and Notary Functions for Inmates. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1429, L.D. 2031)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 3, 2006

Ch. 46 - An Act To Amend the Charter of the Kennebunk Light and Power District. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1420, L.D. 2019)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Ch. 47 - An Act To Authorize Chebeague Island To Secede from the Town of Cumberland. (H.P. 1243, L.D. 1735)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, March 31, 2006

Ch. 161 - Resolve, Regarding Effective Administration of the MaineCare Program. (S.P. 142, L.D. 444)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 3, 2006

Ch. 162 - Resolve, Concerning the Collection of the Statewide E-9-1-1 Surcharge from Prepaid Wireless Telephone Service. (H.P. 1476, L.D. 2088)

Ch. 163 - Resolve, To Name the New Bridge in Augusta Spanning the Kennebec River "Cushnoc Crossing". (H.P. 1445, L.D. 2051)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Ch. 164 - Resolve, To Preserve Patient Records. (H.P. 1396, L.D. 1994)

Ch. 165 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 270: Uniform Reporting System for Health Care Quality Data Sets, a Major Substantive Rule of the Maine Health Data Organization. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1389, L.D. 1982)

Ch. 166 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 120: Release of Data to the Public, a Major Substantive Rule of the Maine Health Data Organization. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1384, L.D. 1976)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Ch. 167 - Resolve, To Direct the Department of Labor To Coordinate a Task Force To Examine and Study Issues Relating to Workplace Safety and Workplace Violence. (H.P. 1206, L.D. 1699)

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, APRIL 7, 2006

L.D. 2097, H.P. 1490
An Act To Facilitate the Maine Quality Forum. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative MILLER of Somerville)

L.D. 2098, H.P. 1491
An Act Authorizing Participation in the State Group Health Plan for Retiring Legislators. (Presented by Representative BOWLES of Sanford)

L.D. 2099, H.P. 1492
Resolve, To Provide Assistance to Heating Fuel Customers Who Enter into Prepaid Contracts That Are Not Honored. (Presented by Representative MARRACHÉ of Waterville)

L.D. 2100, S.P. 842
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Anson Water District. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 2101, H.P. 1493
An Act Regarding Prepaid Contracts for Heating Fuel. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 2102, S.P. 843
An Act To Change the Date for Agency Submission of Provisionally Adopted Major Substantive Rules. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government pursuant to Joint Order 2006, S.P. 839.)

L.D. 2103, H.P. 1494
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs Regarding Review of the State Board of Education under the State Government Evaluation Act. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 955, subsection 4.)

L.D. 2104, S.P. 844
An Act Relating to Secondary School Construction Projects. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs pursuant to Joint Order 2006, S.P. 764.)

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.