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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIV, No. 7

Monday, January 21, 2008

123RD LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Corrected date

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 18, 2008

L.D. 2147, H.P. 1527
An Act To Ensure That State Government Is a Model Employer of People with Disabilities. (Presented by Representative MILLETT of Waterford)

L.D. 2148, H.P. 1528
An Act To Improve the Health of Maine Communities and Reduce Emergency Care Burdens. (Presented by Speaker CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 2149, H.P. 1529
An Act To Lower Energy Costs and Increase Renewable Energy in Maine. (Presented by Representative PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 2150, H.P. 1530
An Act To Clarify Retirement Programs for Participating Local Districts. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 2151, H.P. 1531
An Act To Make Minor Substantive Changes to the Tax Laws. (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 2152, S.P. 821
An Act To Ensure Access to Necessary Health Care Services in Maine by Repealing the Capital Investment Fund. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 2153, S.P. 822
An Act To Improve the Organizational Structure of the Department of Health and Human Services. (Presented by Senator RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 2154, S.P. 823
An Act Concerning Technical Changes to the Tax Laws. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 2155, H.P. 1532
An Act To Assist Maine's Forest Products Industry. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 2156, S.P. 824
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Marine Resources. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 2157, S.P. 825
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial Services Regarding Reporting on Lyme Disease and Other Tick-borne Illnesses. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial Services pursuant to Joint Order 2007, S.P. 813.)

L.D. 2158, H.P. 1533
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 34.10(1)(B)(4)(b)(viii): Atlantic Halibut, Landings Tag, Proposed Fee, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Marine Resources. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Marine Resources pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 2159, S.P. 827
An Act To Advance the Maine Economy. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 2160, H.P. 1535
An Act To Protect Shellfish Waters and Shellfish Resources from Coastal Pollution. (Presented by Representative WEBSTER of Freeport)

L.D. 2161, S.P. 828
An Act To Clarify Confidentiality in Child Protective Proceedings. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary pursuant to Joint Order 2008, S.P. 820.)

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.