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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIII, No. 24

Monday, June 11, 2007

123RD LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, May 31, 2007

Ch. 195 - An Act To Provide Native Americans with Lifelong Licenses and Permits to Hunt, Fish and Trap. (H.P. 49, L.D. 51)

Ch. 196 - An Act To Improve Juvenile Justice. (H.P. 293, L.D. 363)

Ch. 197 - An Act Concerning the Supervision of Nursing Support Staff. (H.P. 741, L.D. 981)

Ch. 198 - An Act Concerning the Taking of Nuisance Animals. (H.P. 979, L.D. 1387)

Ch. 199 - An Act To Clarify and Update the Laws Related to Health Insurance. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1053, L.D. 1503)

Signed by the Governor
Monday, June 4, 2007

Ch. 200 - An Act To Include Student Representation on the State Board of Education. (H.P. 133, L.D. 151)

Ch. 201 - An Act To Create a Nonresident Lobster and Crab Landing Permit. (H.P. 255, L.D. 311)

Ch. 202 - An Act To Protect the All-terrain Vehicle Trail System. (H.P. 354, L.D. 455)

Ch. 203 - An Act To Establish an Apprenticeship Hunter License Program. (H.P. 370, L.D. 486)

Ch. 204 - An Act To Amend Laws Pertaining to Entry into the Lobster Fishery. (H.P. 392, L.D. 509)

Ch. 205 - An Act To Authorize Nonprofit Organizations To Conduct Tournament Games. (H.P. 677, L.D. 892)

Ch. 206 - An Act To Enhance Child Support Collections in Maine. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 328, L.D. 1011)

Ch. 207 - An Act Concerning Licensure as a Master Well Driller or a Master Pump Installer. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 367, L.D. 1115)

Ch. 208 - An Act To Promote Transportation Planning, Increase Efficiency and Reduce Sprawl. (H.P. 861, L.D. 1180)

Ch. 209 - An Act To Clarify Public Safety Laws Regarding the Disclosure of Information and the Storage of Evidence, To Reauthorize the United States Secret Service To Enforce Certain State Laws and To Allow Designees To Serve on the Maine Communications System Policy Board. (H.P. 864, L.D. 1183)

Ch. 210 - An Act Concerning the Practice of a Deceased or Incapacitated Dentist. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 382, L.D. 1194)

Ch. 211 - An Act Concerning Harness Racing Association Funding. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 991, L.D. 1408)

Ch. 212 - An Act To Make Technical Changes to Maine's Aquaculture Statutes. (H.P. 992, L.D. 1409)

Ch. 213 - An Act To Increase the Minimum Medical Payments Coverage in Automobile Insurance. (H.P. 1036, L.D. 1474)

Ch. 214 - An Act Relating to Bad Check Enforcement Programs Operated by Private Entities. (H.P. 1038, L.D. 1476)

Ch. 215 - An Act To Facilitate and Promote Regional Cooperation. (H.P. 1218, L.D. 1735)

Ch. 216 - An Act Regarding Health Insurance Coverage for Persons under the Influence of Alcohol or Narcotics. (S.P. 620, L.D. 1753)

Ch. 217 - An Act To Authorize the Use of Timber Harvesting Revenues for Land Management. (S.P. 652, L.D. 1834)

Ch. 218 - An Act Regarding Payment of Penalties for Nonpayment of Bills for Medical or Health Care Services under the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992. (H.P. 1297, L.D. 1861)

Ch. 219 - An Act To Provide Flexibility within the Monhegan Lobster Conservation Area and To Strengthen the Eligibility Requirements for a Student Lobster Fishing License. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1302, L.D. 1870)

Ch. 220 - An Act To Provide Additional Financing for Costs Associated with the Remediation of a Waste Oil Site in Plymouth. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 686, L.D. 1887)

Ch. 221 - An Act To Place Land in Centerville in Trust. (H.P. 71, L.D. 73)

Ch. 222 - An Act To Protect Consumer Rights under the Maine Unfair Trade Practices Act. (H.P. 86, L.D. 94)

Ch. 223 - An Act To Place Land in Township 21 in Trust. (H.P. 151, L.D. 169)

Ch. 224 - An Act To Promote Efficiency in the Use of the Communications Equipment Fund. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 414, L.D. 536)

Ch. 225 - An Act To Provide Oversight for Crematoriums. (H.P. 907, L.D. 1289)

Ch. 226 - An Act To Enhance Availability of Emergency Telephone Services. (H.P. 975, L.D. 1383)

Ch. 227 - An Act To Harmonize State and Federal Laws on Do-not-call Lists. (S.P. 655, L.D. 1837)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Ch. 228 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of a Joint Task Force on Fraudulent Uniform Commercial Code Filings as Adopted by the National Association of Secretaries of State and the International Association of Commercial Administrators. (H.P. 656, L.D. 867)

Ch. 229 - An Act To Establish a Special License Plate To Honor Maine Residents Serving Our Country. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 724, L.D. 964)

Ch. 230 - An Act To Amend the Unemployment Laws. (S.P. 332, L.D. 1015)

Ch. 231 - An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Corporations, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 642, L.D. 1806)

Ch. 232 - An Act To Amend the Long-term Care Insurance Law. (S.P. 678, L.D. 1865) (Governor's Bill)

Ch. 233 - An Act To Clarify Intermittent Leave under the Family Medical Leave Laws. (H.P. 889, L.D. 1261)

Ch. 234 - An Act To Provide Notice to the General Public about Proposed Initiative Questions. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 58, L.D. 176)

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Monday, June 4, 2007

Ch. 16 - An Act To Allow Special Olympics Maine To Conduct an Open Bass Fishing Tournament. (H.P. 622, L.D. 825)

Ch. 17 - An Act To Authorize the Board of Trustees of the Maine State Retirement System To Provide a Cost-of-living Adjustment to Retired Employees of Participating Local Districts. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 965, L.D. 1373)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Monday, June 4, 2007

Ch. 47 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 182: Formula for Distribution of Funds to Child Development Services Regional Sites. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 268, L.D. 334)

Ch. 48 - Resolve, To Increase Fairness in Medical Payments. (H.P. 823, L.D. 1130)

Ch. 49 - Resolve, Regarding Measures To Ensure the Continued Health and Commercial Viability of Maine's Seacoast by Establishing Nutrient Criteria for Coastal Waters. (H.P. 915, L.D. 1297)

Ch. 50 - Resolve, Regarding the Training Curriculum and Skills of Certified Nursing Assistants. (S.P. 443, L.D. 1280)

Ch. 51 - Resolve, Regarding Alternative Fuel Incentives To Stimulate the Production, Distribution and Use of Biofuels. (H.P. 956, L.D. 1347)

Ch. 52 - Resolve, To Ensure the Success of Regional Climate Change Efforts. (H.P. 973, L.D. 1381)

Ch. 53 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Adopt Rules Governing the Safety of Children at Day Care Facilities with Swimming Pools. (H.P. 1314, L.D. 1880)

Ch. 54 - Resolve, Regarding the Reentry of Electric Utilities into the Energy Supply Business. (H.P. 329, L.D. 413)

Ch. 55 - Resolve, To Promote Energy Conservation in Schools. (H.P. 1175, L.D. 1666)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Ch. 56 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Expend Funds for Fisheries and Waterfront Initiatives. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 847, L.D. 1154)

Ch. 57 - Resolve, To Achieve Cost Savings of 7% in State Government. (H.P. 434, L.D. 556)

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, JUNE 8, 2007

L.D. 1920, H.P. 1356
An Act To Stimulate Demand for Renewable Energy. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Utilities and Energy pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 3327, subsection 4.)

L.D. 1921, H.P. 1358
An Act Regarding the Central Voter Registration System. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Legal and Veterans Affairs pursuant to Joint Order 2007, H.P. 1329.)

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.