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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIII, No. 20

Monday, May 14, 2007

123RD LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 4, 2007

Ch. 71 - An Act To Provide Medically Necessary Speech Therapy Services. (H.P. 250, L.D. 306)

Ch. 72 - An Act To Expand the Definition of Health Care Facility under the Maine Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority Act. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 548, L.D. 727)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Ch. 73 - An Act To Establish Emergency Response to Illegal Introductions of Invasive Fish Species. (S.P. 89, L.D. 252)

Ch. 74 - An Act To Clarify the Use of Insurance Scores. (H.P. 801, L.D. 1083)

Ch. 75 - An Act To Clarify the Security Requirements for Self-insurers. (H.P. 751, L.D. 991)

Ch. 76 - An Act To Establish an Airport Managers Training Program. (H.P. 184, L.D. 213)

Ch. 77 - An Act To Clarify Recent Changes to the Laws Regulating Land Use Ordinances. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 275, L.D. 345)

Ch. 78 - An Act Regarding Final Agency Action Subject to Appeal Pursuant to the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992. (S.P. 16, L.D. 41)

Ch. 79 - An Act To Make Technical and Supervisory Amendments to the Banking Laws. (S.P. 292, L.D. 904)

Ch. 80 - An Act To Authorize the Use of the Department of Health and Human Services Staff as Hearing Officers. (H.P. 464, L.D. 615)

Ch. 81 - An Act To Effect the Seizure and Disposal of Contraband Fireworks. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 292, L.D. 362)

Ch. 82 - An Act To Clarify Certain Laws Related to Fire Safety. (H.P. 671, L.D. 886)

Ch. 83 - An Act To Allow the Reimbursement of Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes in Certain Cases. (H.P. 198, L.D. 227)

Ch. 84 - An Act To Allow Schools in the State To Self-insure for Fire, Property and Theft Insurance. (S.P. 219, L.D. 682)

Ch. 85 - An Act To Allow a Self-pay Patient To Choose between Generic and Brand-name Medications. (S.P. 281, L.D. 883)

Ch. 86 - An Act To Amend the Laws Dealing with the Posting of Gas Prices. (S.P. 208, L.D. 671)

Ch. 87 - An Act Regarding the Protection and Advocacy Agency Advisory Council. (S.P. 154, L.D. 467)

Ch. 88 - An Act To Clarify That a Financial Institution Must Recognize a Writ of Execution To Satisfy a Creditor's Claims to Business Accounts Held by That Financial Institution. (H.P. 518, L.D. 687)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Ch. 13 - Resolve, To Study Maine's Agricultural Creative Economy Sector. (H.P. 666, L.D. 876)

Ch. 14 - Resolve, To Stimulate Tourism Development Projects. (H.P. 403, L.D. 525)

Ch. 15 - Resolve, To Name the Bridge on Route 201 in Jackman over the Moose River the Veterans Memorial Bridge. (H.P. 423, L.D. 545)

Ch. 16 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 97, Private Non-medical Institution Services, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 535, L.D. 704)

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 11, 2007

L.D. 1896, S.P. 690
An Act To Promote Safety and Career Paths in the Electrical Trade. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1897, S.P. 691
An Act To Allow Blended Sentencing for Certain Juveniles. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1898, H.P. 1331
An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to Lobbying. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 1899, H.P. 1332
An Act To Include Institutions Providing an Educational Program among Entities Eligible To Borrow from the Maine Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1900, H.P. 1333
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Education pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1901, H.P. 1335
An Act To Establish the Education Bill of Rights for Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Children. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1902, H.P. 1336
An Act To Bring Maine into Compliance with Federal Law Regarding Purchases of Firearms by Persons Found To Be a Danger to Themselves or Others. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 1903, H.P. 1337
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Working Group Studying Mold in Buildings. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Resolve 2005, chapter 174, section 4.)

L.D. 1904, H.P. 1338
An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Revisor of Statutes pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 94.)

L.D. 1905, H.P. 1339
An Act To Compute the Automobile Excise Tax Based on the Actual Purchase Price. (Presented by Representative McDONOUGH of Scarborough)

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.