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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIV, No. 14

Monday, March 10, 2008

123RD LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ch. 482 - An Act Regarding Certain Positions at the Public Utilities Commission. (S.P. 749, L.D. 1955)

Ch. 483 - An Act To Designate Certain Application and Licensing Information Provided to the State Harness Racing Commission as Confidential. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1561, L.D. 2191)

Ch. 484 - An Act To Designate Certain Rules Proposed by the Board of Pesticides Control as Major Substantive Rules. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1560, L.D. 2190)

Ch. 485 - An Act To Repeal Certain Confidentiality Provisions in the Child Protective Laws. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 863, L.D. 2233)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Ch. 486 - An Act to Establish a Minimum Suspension for Negligent Operation When a Fatality Results from a Motor Vehicle Accident. (H.P. 1384, L.D. 1948)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 6, 2008

Ch. 487 - An Act To Repeal the Ban on the Sale and Furnishing of Hard Snuff. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 755, L.D. 1961)

Ch. 488 - An Act To Secure the Sites Necessary for the Statewide Radio and Network System. (H.P. 1497, L.D. 2111)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 6, 2008

Ch. 150 - Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services To Sell the Interests of the State in a Parcel of Property in Frenchville. (H.P. 1375, L.D. 1941)

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, MARCH 7, 2008

L.D. 2241, H.P. 1602
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 1, Open Water and Ice Fishing Regulations, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 2242, H.P. 1603
An Act To Fund the Universal Childhood Immunization Program. (Presented by Representative CONNOR of Kennebunk)

L.D. 2243, H.P. 1604
An Act To Increase the Number of Mandated Reporters of Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 2244, H.P. 1605
An Act Concerning Traffic Safety Cameras. (Presented by Representative PILON of Saco)

L.D. 2245, H.P. 1606
An Act To Promote the Agricultural Economy. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry pursuant to Joint Order 2007, H.P. 1555.)

L.D. 2246, H.P. 1607
An Act To Extend the ConnectME Authority. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Utilities and Energy pursuant to Public Law 2005, chapter 665, section 7.)

L.D. 2247, H.P. 1608
An Act To Continue Maine's Leadership in Covering the Uninsured. (Presented by Representative PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 2248, H.P. 1609
An Act To Delete Outdated References to Rule 42 of the Maine Rules of Criminal Procedure from the Maine Bail Code and the Provision Allowing for Appeals by Aggrieved Contemnors. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 2249, H.P. 1610
An Act To Protect Lake Water Quality. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Public Law 2007, chapter 65, section 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.