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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIV, No. 13

Monday, March 3, 2008

123RD LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ch. 481 - An Act To Authorize Load Aggregation for Consumer-owned Electric Utilities. (S.P. 434, L.D. 1248)

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 29, 2008

L.D. 2217, H.P. 1583
Resolve, Authorizing the State Tax Assessor To Sell 2 Certain Parcels of Land in the Unorganized Territory. (Presented by Representative CARTER of Bethel)

L.D. 2218, H.P. 1584
An Act To Protect Children from Hazardous Lead-based Paint. (Presented by Speaker CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 2219, H.P. 1585
An Act To Promote Transparency and Accountability in Campaigns and Governmental Ethics. (Presented by Speaker CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 2220, H.P. 1586
An Act To Aid Victims of Identity Theft in Securing a Police Report and To Aid Victims in Court Proceedings When Their Identities Have Been Stolen and Falsely Used. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 2221, H.P. 1587
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Tribal-State Work Group. (Submitted by the Tribal-State Work Group pursuant to Resolve 2007, chapter 142, section 8.)

L.D. 2222, H.P. 1588
Resolve, To Assist Maine's Forest Products Industry. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 2223, H.P. 1589
An Act To Expand the Natural Resources Protection Act Compensation Program. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Public Law 2007, chapter 290, section 17.)

L.D. 2224, H.P. 1590
An Act To Require Legislators and Their Dependents To Be Enrolled in Dirigo Health. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial Services pursuant to Resolve 2007, chapter 112.)

L.D. 2225, S.P. 857
An Act To Provide Tax Relief to Maine's Forest Products Industry. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator SCHNEIDER of Penobscot)

L.D. 2226, S.P. 858
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the State's Cash Investment Policies. (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 2227, S.P. 859
An Act To Minimize the Potential for Slope Failure in Gravel Pits. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Public Law 2007, chapter 364.)

L.D. 2228, S.P. 860
Resolve, To Provide a Rebate of Diesel Fuel Taxes Paid by Maine's Forest Products Industry. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SCHNEIDER of Penobscot)

L.D. 2229, S.P. 861
An Act To Expand the Economic Development Benefit of Tax Increment Financing in Counties That Include Unorganized Territories. (Presented by Senator RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 2230, S.P. 862
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Reports Related to Natural Resources. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 2231, H.P. 1591
An Act To Reduce the Cost of Prescription Drugs Purchased by the State and Counties by Using Section 340B of the Federal Public Health Service Act. (Presented by Representative TREAT of Hallowell)

L.D. 2232, H.P. 1593
An Act To Amend the Games of Cards Law. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative PATRICK of Rumford)

L.D. 2233, S.P. 863
An Act To Repeal Certain Confidentiality Provisions in the Child Protective Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary pursuant to Joint Order 2008, S.P. 820.)

L.D. 2234, S.P. 864
An Act To Validate Certain Proceedings Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds and Notes by the City of Brewer High School District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 2235, H.P. 1596
An Act To Sustain Maine's Core Wastewater Licensing Program and Adjust Related Provisions. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 2236, H.P. 1597
An Act To Clarify the Laws on Licensing for Charitable and Fraternal Organizations and Games of Chance. (Presented by Representative HANLEY of Gardiner)

L.D. 2237, H.P. 1598
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. 2238, H.P. 1599
An Act Regarding Tort Liability in the Provision of E-9-1-1 Access-only Service. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Utilities and Energy pursuant to Public Law 2007, chapter 226, section 3.)

L.D. 2239, S.P. 866
Resolve, To Name a Road in Dexter after Harold Alfond. (Presented by Senator PLOWMAN of Penobscot)

L.D. 2240, H.P. 1600
An Act Containing the Recommendations of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

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.