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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXII, No. 19

Monday, May 8, 2006

122ND LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 28, 2006

Ch. 606 - An Act To Safeguard Maine's Highways. (H.P. 1347, L.D. 1906)

Ch. 607 - An Act Relating to the Assessment of Property Taxes on Time-share Property. (H.P. 1297, L.D. 1857)

Ch. 608 - An Act To Offer Financial Institutions an Option for Payment of the Maine Franchise Tax. (S.P. 678, L.D. 1761)

Ch. 609 - An Act To Preserve Maine's Working Waterfront. (S.P. 759, L.D. 1972)

Ch. 610 - An Act To Increase Consumer Awareness of Prescription Drug Pricing. (H.P. 1392, L.D. 1987)

Ch. 611 - 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. (H.P. 1494, L.D. 2103)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, May 1, 2006

Ch. 612 - An Act To Ensure the Long-term Capacity of Municipal Landfills. (S.P. 712, L.D. 1795)

Ch. 613 - An Act To Require the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices To Produce a Register of All Registered Lobbyists. (H.P. 1262, L.D. 1822)

Ch. 614 - An Act To Establish a Food Policy for Maine. (H.P. 1497, L.D. 2107)

Ch. 615 - An Act To Facilitate the Maine Quality Forum. (H.P. 1490, L.D. 2097) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 616 - An Act To Implement Organizational Improvements to the Legislative Youth Advisory Council. (S.P. 856, L.D. 2114)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Ch. 617 - An Act To Ensure Proper Disposal of Debris and Protection of the Environment. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 47, L.D. 141)

Ch. 618 - An Act Concerning Technical Changes to the Tax Laws. (S.P. 668, L.D. 1751)

Ch. 619 - An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Home Construction Contracts To Increase Consumer Awareness. (H.P. 1477, L.D. 2089)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, May 4, 2006

Ch. 620 - An Act To Make Revisions to the Laws Governing Pesticide Control. (H.P. 1330, L.D. 1890)

Ch. 621 - An Act To Make Minor Technical Changes to Maine's Spending Growth Benchmarks. (H.P. 1350, L.D. 1909)

Ch. 622 - An Act To Make Minor Substantive Changes to the Tax Laws. (H.P. 1218, L.D. 1711)

Ch. 623 - An Act To Replace Municipal Revenues Subject to Business Equipment Property Tax Exemption. (H.P. 1452, L.D. 2056)

Ch. 624 - An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2006-07. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1437, L.D. 2039)

Ch. 625 - An Act To Implement Recommendations Concerning Temporary Guardian and Conservator Laws. (H.P. 1475, L.D. 2087)

Ch. 626 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the ATV Trail Advisory Council. (H.P. 1453, L.D. 2057)

Ch. 627 - An Act To Strengthen the Collection of the Tax on Tobacco Products. (H.P. 1485, L.D. 2093) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 628 - An Act To Address Potential Shortages of Influenza Immunizing Agents in Maine. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1496, L.D. 2106)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Monday, May 1, 2006

Ch. 52 - An Act To Extend the Alternative Delivery Methods Pilot Program for Certain School Construction Projects. (H.P. 1505, L.D. 2113)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 28, 2006

Ch. 200 - Resolve, To Create the Human Trafficking Task Force. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 893, L.D. 1296)

Ch. 201 - Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services To Establish a Working Group To Develop Options for the Long-term Renovation and Use of the Stone Buildings, the Administrative Building and the Center Building Formerly Occupied by the Augusta Mental Health Institute. (H.P. 1241, L.D. 1733)

Ch. 202 - Resolve, To Reduce State Valuation as a Result of the Closure of Georgia-Pacific Facilities. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 838, L.D. 2096)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, May 1, 2006

Ch. 203 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Amend Its Rules To Ensure Efficiencies in the Billing and Delivery of Outpatient Clinical Services. (H.P. 1397, L.D. 1995)

Ch. 204 - Resolve, To Extend the Reporting Deadline for the Task Force on Citizenship Education. (H.P. 1504, L.D. 2112)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Ch. 205 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 17: Rules Regarding Proof of Ownership by Employers Employing Foreign Laborers To Operate Logging Equipment, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Labor. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1501, L.D. 2109)

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.

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.