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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIII, No. 22

Monday, May 28, 2007

123RD LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 18, 2007

Ch. 130 - An Act To Allow Members of the Maine National Guard To Run for Office in a Partisan Public Election. (H.P. 1293, L.D. 1857)

Ch. 131 - An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Adult Education. (S.P. 563, L.D. 1619)

Ch. 132 - An Act To Set Standards for Interviewing Children Who Are Subjects of a Child Protective Intervention. (H.P. 1051, L.D. 1501)

Ch. 133 - An Act To Enhance Protection against Rabies in Wolf Hybrids. (H.P. 911, L.D. 1293)

Ch. 134 - An Act To Amend the Composition of the Maine Port Authority. (S.P. 435, L.D. 1249)

Ch. 135 - An Act To Delay the Effective Date of Changes to Motor Vehicle Inspection Rules. (H.P. 713, L.D. 938)

Ch. 136 - An Act To Amend the Maine Health Data Organization Laws. (S.P. 290, L.D. 902)

Ch. 137 - An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to the Treatment of Maine State Retirement System Contributions for Terminated Members. (H.P. 660, L.D. 871)

Ch. 138 - An Act To Reduce Lobster and Crab Fishing License Fees for Persons 70 Years of Age or Older. (H.P. 522, L.D. 691)

Ch. 139 - An Act Concerning Animal Control Officers as Reporters of Abuse. (H.P. 451, L.D. 584)

Ch. 140 - An Act To Permit Medical and Social Service Professionals To Report Animal Cruelty. (H.P. 450, L.D. 583)

Ch. 141 - An Act To Integrate the Approval of Early Childhood Education Plans for Children 4 Years of Age into Basic School Approval for Elementary Schools. (S.P. 172, L.D. 560)

Ch. 142 - An Act To Amend the Child Support Laws. (H.P. 372, L.D. 488)

Ch. 143 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Compulsory School Attendance. (S.P. 155, L.D. 468)

Ch. 144 - An Act To Protect the Solemnity and Dignity of a Funeral or Memorial Service in Maine. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 83, L.D. 246)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, May 21, 2007

Ch. 145 - An Act To Designate Certain Rules of the Board of Pesticides Control as Major Substantive Rules. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1323, L.D. 1891)

Ch. 146 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway Working Group. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 497, L.D. 1419) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 147 - An Act To Amend the Maine Commercial Fertilizer Law. (H.P. 792, L.D. 1074)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Ch. 148 - An Act Regarding Eminent Domain Authority and Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity Requirements for the Construction of Transmission Lines. (S.P. 215, L.D. 678)

Ch. 149 - An Act To Change the Membership of the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission To Add Seats for the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and the State. (S.P. 117, L.D. 373)

Ch. 150 - An Act To Amend Maine's Abandoned Vehicle Laws. (H.P. 515, L.D. 666)

Ch. 151 - An Act To Change Building Requirements for County Buildings and Land. (H.P. 774, L.D. 1056)

Ch. 152 - An Act To Provide Services for Adults with Diagnoses of Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities. (H.P. 547, L.D. 726)

Ch. 153 - An Act To Enhance Screening for Breast Cancer. (H.P. 93, L.D. 101)

Ch. 154 - An Act To Amend the Bond Requirements for Estates of Decedents. (S.P. 134, L.D. 433)

Ch. 155 - An Act To Change the Calculation of the Municipal Rate of Growth Ordinance Limit. (S.P. 360, L.D. 1108)

Ch. 156 - An Act To Protect Children's Health on School Grounds. (S.P. 67, L.D. 184)

Ch. 157 - An Act To Make Technical Changes to the Definition of "Coastal Area" and To Aid the Implementation of the Taunton Bay Resource Management Plan. (S.P. 498, L.D. 1420)

Ch. 158 - An Act Regarding the Solar Energy Rebate Program. (S.P. 244, L.D. 795)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Ch. 159 - An Act to Prohibit the Use of Blackchin Shiners as Baitfish. (H.P. 145, L.D. 163)

Ch. 160 - An Act Regarding Energy-generating Facilities. (H.P. 789, L.D. 1071)

Ch. 161 - An Act To Fund Youth Conservation Education. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 57, L.D. 175)

Ch. 162 - An Act To Keep Private Road Maintenance Costs Affordable. (H.P. 893, L.D. 1265)

Ch. 163 - An Act To Improve the Super Pack License. (S.P. 197, L.D. 605)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Ch. 13 - An Act To Allow the Town of Kennebunk To Adjust the Definition of Original Assessed Value for the Route 1 Municipal Tax Increment Financing District. (H.P. 945, L.D. 1336)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Friday, May 18, 2007

Ch. 28 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 11.15: Scallop Conservation Areas, Beals-Jonesport, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Marine Resources. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1235, L.D. 1769)

Ch. 29 - Resolve, To Support Community Planning for the Aging of the Population. (H.P. 1170, L.D. 1661)

Ch. 30 - Resolve, To Name the Gray Connector. (H.P. 993, L.D. 1410)

Ch. 31 - Resolve, To End Fraud in Maine's Welfare Benefit Programs. (H.P. 150, L.D. 168)

Ch. 32 - Resolve, To Encourage the Use of Safe Chemicals in Public Schools. (S.P. 32, L.D. 88)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Ch. 33 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Regulations Governing the Licensing and Functioning of Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Mental Retardation, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 40, L.D. 39)

Ch. 34 - Resolve, Regarding Tobacco Cessation and Treatment. (S.P. 499, L.D. 1421)

Ch. 35 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 316, Long Term Contracting and Resource Adequacy, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public Utilities Commission. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 729, L.D. 969)

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 25, 2007

L.D. 1912, S.P. 712
An Act Regarding All-terrain Vehicle Registration. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1913, H.P. 1347
Resolve, Authorizing the Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands To Convey Certain Lands. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative PIEH of Bremen)

L.D. 1914, S.P. 713
An Act To Extend the Time Allowed for Outcome-based Forestry. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1915, S.P. 714
An Act To Protect Fair Share Workers from Termination. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

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.