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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIII, No. 19

Monday, May 7, 2007

123RD LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, April 27, 2007

Ch. 58 - An Act To Change the Name of the Maine State Retirement System. (S.P. 167, L.D. 512)

Ch. 59 - An Act To Increase the Bonding Capacity of the Maine Turnpike Authority. (S.P. 104, L.D. 321)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 30, 2007

Ch. 60 - An Act To Make Failure To Wear a Seat Belt a Primary Offense. (S.P. 22, L.D. 24)

Ch. 61 - An Act To Remove the Sunset on the Exemption of Internet Services from Auctioneer Licensure Requirements. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 177, L.D. 565)

Ch. 62 - An Act To Allow Funeral Processions To Use Certain Lights. (H.P. 381, L.D. 497)

Ch. 63 - An Act To Strengthen OUI Laws As They Pertain to Drugs. (H.P. 480, L.D. 631)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Ch. 64 - An Act To Include Undeveloped Archeological Sites in the Acquisition Criteria for the Land for Maine's Future Fund. (H.P. 127, L.D. 145)

Ch. 65 - An Act To Protect and Improve Lake Water Quality by Reducing Phosphorus in Lawn Care Fertilizer. (H.P. 454, L.D. 587)

Ch. 66 - An Act To Promote Municipal Energy Conservation. (H.P. 494, L.D. 645)

Ch. 67 - An Act To Update and Clarify Laws Relating to Maine's Community Colleges. (H.P. 859, L.D. 1178)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Ch. 68 - An Act To Create Fairness in E-9-1-1 Funding. (H.P. 425, L.D. 547)

Ch. 69 - An Act To Amend the Banking Laws Regarding the Establishment of Branches by Financial Institutions with Affiliates That Engage in Commercial Activity. (S.P. 651, L.D. 1829)

Ch. 70 - An Act To Allow Military Personnel Stationed in Maine To Register All-terrain Vehicles As Residents. (H.P. 149, L.D. 167)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 30, 2007

Ch. 8 - An Act To Amend the Charter of the Winterport Water District. (S.P. 310, L.D. 993)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Monday, April 30, 2007

Ch. 10 - Resolve, To Develop and Promote Enhanced Humane Livestock Handling and Slaughtering Practices. (H.P. 55, L.D. 57)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Ch. 11 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Education To Review and Assess Distance Learning Opportunities for High School Students. (H.P. 365, L.D. 481)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, May 3, 2007

Ch. 12 - Resolve, Authorizing Municipalities To Consolidate Voting Districts for a Special Election. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1304, L.D. 1871)

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, MAY 4, 2007

L.D. 1884, H.P. 1317
An Act To Create the Competitiveness Training Fund and Improve Maine Employment Security Programs. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield)

L.D. 1885, H.P. 1319
An Act To Repeal Inactive Boards and Commissions. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government pursuant to Joint Order 2006, H.P. 1255.)

L.D. 1886, H.P. 1320
An Act To Assess Childhood Obesity Trends in Maine. (Presented by Representative CAIN of Orono)

L.D. 1887, S.P. 686
An Act To Provide Additional Financing for Costs Associated with the Remediation of a Waste Oil Site in Plymouth. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1888, S.P. 687
An Act To Implement Recommendations of the Drinking Water Program Regarding Public Water Supply Protection. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Resolve 2005, chapter 140, section 3.)

L.D. 1889, H.P. 1321
An Act To Protect the Lives and Health of Members of the Maine National Guard. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Speaker CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 1890, H.P. 1322
An Act To Make Health Care Affordable, Accessible and Effective for All. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1891, H.P. 1323
An Act To Designate Certain Rules of the Board of Pesticides Control as Major Substantive Rules. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry pursuant to Joint Order 2007, H.P. 1055.)

L.D. 1892, H.P. 1324
An Act To Allow the City of Auburn To Adjust the Definition of "Original Assessed Value" for the City of Auburn's Mall Area Municipal Tax Increment Financing District and the City of Auburn's Downtown Area Municipal Tax Increment Financing District. (Presented by Representative SAMSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1893, H.P. 1325
An Act To Create Jobs through the Establishment of a Fund To Enhance Maine's Marine Resource Economy. (Presented by Representative EMERY of Cutler)

L.D. 1894, H.P. 1326
An Act To Ensure Affordable Health Care for Maine Families through Shared Responsibilities. (Presented by Representative BRAUTIGAM of Falmouth)

L.D. 1895, H.P. 1327
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Corrections Alternatives Advisory Committee. (Submitted by the Department of Corrections pursuant to Public Law 2005, chapter 667.)

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.