weekly
LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIII, No. 17

Monday, April 23, 2007

123RD LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 12, 2007

Ch. 45 - An Act Regarding the Authority of the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Issue Licenses to Beagle Clubs To Trap Snowshoe Hares. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 386, L.D. 503)

Ch. 46 - An Act To Repeal the Laws Governing Long-term Foster Care. (S.P. 187, L.D. 596)

Ch. 47 - An Act To Continue To Allow Public Retiree Organizations Access to the Maine State Retirement System's List of All State Retirees. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 229, L.D. 712)

Ch. 48 - An Act To Make Technical Changes to the Maine Municipal Bond Bank Laws. (H.P. 825, L.D. 1132)

Ch. 49 - An Act To Clarify the Application of the Definition of "Tract or Parcel of Land" under the State Subdivision Laws. (H.P. 854, L.D. 1173)

Ch. 50 - An Act To Continue the Protection of Marine Waters and Organisms from the Risks Posed by the Applications of Pesticides. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 665, L.D. 875)

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 13, 2007

Ch. 51 - An Act To Amend Certain Requirements Applicable to Insurance Producers. (H.P. 457, L.D. 590)

Ch. 52 - An Act To Promote Green Power Use at State Buildings. (H.P. 601, L.D. 785)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Ch. 53 - An Act To Protect Seniors and the Public from Unfair Health Insurance Sales Practices. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 332, L.D. 416)

Ch. 54 - An Act To Amend the Shellfish Laws. (H.P. 432, L.D. 554)

Ch. 55 - An Act To Clarify What Constitutes a Schedule W Drug. (H.P. 541, L.D. 720)

Ch. 56 - An Act To Allow Physician Assistants To Sign Death Certificates. (H.P. 575, L.D. 754)

Ch. 57 - An Act To Allow Apartment Building Owners To Prevent Damage to Property in the Installation of Over-the-air Reception Devices. (H.P. 674, L.D. 889)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 12, 2007

Ch. 6 - An Act To Create the Princeton Standard Water District. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 878, L.D. 1236)

Ch. 7 - An Act To Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2008. (S.P. 102, L.D. 319)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 5, 2007

Ch. 6 - Resolve, To Direct the Department of Transportation To Rename State Bridge Number 5278 the Ryan Quirion Guthrie Bridge. (S.P. 161, L.D. 474)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, April 12, 2007

Ch. 7 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 28: Closing a School in the Unorganized Territory, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 35, L.D. 34)

Ch. 8 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 329: Rules Governing Milk and Milk Products, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 536, L.D. 705)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Ch. 9 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 328: Rules Governing the Licensing and Inspection of Farm Cheese, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 725, L.D. 965)

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://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/billtexts.

Bill status information is available at http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/search.asp.