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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIV, No. 6

Monday, January 14, 2008

123RD LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Received in the Office of the Secretary of State
Monday, January 7, 2008
Became law without the Governor's Signature

Ch. 470 - An Act To Secure Maine's Transportation Future. (S.P. 634, L.D. 1790)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Ch. 471 - An Act Relating to Mortgage Lending and Credit Availability. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1505, L.D. 2125)

Ch. 472 - An Act To Expand the Pool of Qualified Mental Health Examiners for Purposes of Involuntary Treatment. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 780, L.D. 1986)

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, JANUARY 11, 2008

L.D. 2129, H.P. 1508
An Act To Make Clam Flat Status Notification More Efficient, Cost-effective and Economically Beneficial to the Shellfish Industry. (Presented by Representative WEBSTER of Freeport)

L.D. 2130, H.P. 1509
An Act To Implement the Recommendation of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council To Allow Youth To Preregister To Vote upon Reaching 16 Years of Age. (Submitted by the Legislative Youth Advisory Council pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 168-A.)

L.D. 2131, H.P. 1510
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council with Respect to Educational and Organizational Matters. (Submitted by the Legislative Youth Advisory Council pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 168-A.)

L.D. 2132, H.P. 1514
An Act To Amend the Family Medical Leave Laws To Include Siblings. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 2133, H.P. 1515
An Act To Establish Consistent Consumer Protections for Cable and Video Programming Customers. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 2134, S.P. 814
An Act To Authorize Low-stakes Cribbage Games by Charitable and Fraternal Organizations. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 2135, S.P. 815
An Act Regarding Certain Activities of Electric and Gas Utilities. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 2136, H.P. 1516
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation, 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. 2137, H.P. 1517
An Act To Clarify the Licensing Requirements for Aquaculturists and Allow for the Appropriate Handling of Bycatch from Aquaculture Lease Sites. (Presented by Representative McDONOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 2138, H.P. 1518
An Act To Amend the Requirements for Approval of the Use of Physical Restraints. (Presented by Representative CRAVEN of Lewiston)

L.D. 2139, H.P. 1519
Resolve, Directing the Bureau of Financial Institutions To Study Data Security Breaches in the State. (Presented by Speaker CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 2140, H.P. 1520
An Act To Protect Sellers in Residential Real Estate Transactions. (Presented by Representative SIROIS of Turner)

L.D. 2141, H.P. 1521
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 3: Provision of Enhanced E-9-1-1 Access-only Service, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public Utilities Commission. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Public Utilities Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 2142, H.P. 1522
An Act To Amend the Law Governing Antlerless Deer Permits. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Ripley)

L.D. 2143, H.P. 1523
An Act To Require Retailers To Disclose the State's Implied Warranty Laws to Customers. (Presented by Representative EATON of Sullivan)

L.D. 2144, S.P. 818
Resolve, Authorizing the State Tax Assessor To Convey the Interest of the State in Certain Real Estate in the Unorganized Territory. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 2145, H.P. 1524
An Act To Conform the Maine Tax Laws for 2007 to the United States Internal Revenue Code. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 2146, H.P. 1525
An Act To Improve the Codification of Retirement Plans Administered by the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

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.