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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIV, No. 10

Monday, February 11, 2008

123RD LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, February 7, 2008

Ch. 474 - An Act To Strengthen the Crime of Gross Sexual Assault as It Pertains to Persons Who Furnish Drugs to Victims. (S.P. 116, L.D. 372)

Ch. 475 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission. (H.P. 882, L.D. 1240)

Ch. 476 - An Act To Provide Uniform Treatment of Prior Convictions in the Maine Criminal Code. (H.P. 883, L.D. 1241)

Ch. 477 - An Act Regarding Campaign Finance Disclosure by Political Action Committees. (S.P. 482, L.D. 1394)

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, FEBRUARY 8, 2008

L.D. 2185, S.P. 843
An Act To Provide for the 2008 and 2009 Allocations of the State Ceiling on Private Activity Bonds. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 2186, H.P. 1556
An Act Regarding the Operations of the Greater Portland Public Development Commission. (Presented by Speaker CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 2187, H.P. 1557
An Act To Allow Limited Charitable Solicitations by Law Enforcement Associations. (Presented by Representative TARDY of Newport)

L.D. 2188, H.P. 1558
An Act To Amend the Municipal Boundary between the Town of Old Orchard Beach and the City of Saco. (Presented by Representative HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 2189, H.P. 1559
An Act To Protect Homeowners from Equity Stripping during Foreclosure. (Presented by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick)

L.D. 2190, H.P. 1560
An Act To Designate Certain Rules Proposed by the Board of Pesticides Control as Major Substantive Rules. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 7, section 610, subsection 5.)

L.D. 2191, H.P. 1561
An Act To Designate Certain Application and Licensing Information Provided to the State Harness Racing Commission as Confidential. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry pursuant to Resolve 2007, Chapter 128, section 8.)

L.D. 2192, H.P. 1562
An Act To Increase Access to Dental Care. (Presented by Representative SUTHERLAND of Chapman)

L.D. 2193, S.P. 844
An Act Regarding Clinical Review of Certain Requests for Involuntary Mental Health Treatment. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services pursuant to Joint Order 2007, S.P. 829.)

L.D. 2194, H.P. 1564
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 26: Standards for Indoor Pesticide Applications and Notification for All Occupied Buildings Except K-12 Schools, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Board of Pesticides Control. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Board of Pesticides Control pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 2195, H.P. 1565
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 29: Standards for Water Quality Protection, Section 5, Restrictions on Pesticide Application To Control Browntail Moths near Marine Waters, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Board of Pesticides Control. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Board of Pesticides Control pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 2196, H.P. 1566
An Act To Make Supplemental Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, Highway Fund and Other Funds, and To Change Certain Provisions of State Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2008 and June 30, 2009. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 2197, H.P. 1567
An Act To Comprehensively Address Grand Jury Territorial Authority To Indict for Crimes. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 2198, H.P. 1568
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee Concerning Training for Elected Officials. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 411, subsection 6, paragraph G.)

L.D. 2199, S.P. 847
An Act To Ensure Landowner Access to Land That Is Intersected by a Railroad. (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 2200, H.P. 1569
An Act To Ensure Full Payment of Annuity Death Benefits. (Presented by Representative McKANE of Newcastle)

L.D. 2201, H.P. 1570
An Act To Require a Municipality To Move a Body Buried in the Wrong Grave. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 2202, H.P. 1571
An Act To Allow the Town of Kittery To Implement a Program To Abate Taxes for Senior Citizens in Exchange for Public Service. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Kittery)

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.