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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIV, No. 15

Monday, March 17, 2008

123RD LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, March 7, 2008

Ch. 489 - An Act To Clarify Maine's "Do Not Call" Laws. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 783, L.D. 1989)

Ch. 490 - An Act To Clarify Retirement Programs for Participating Local Districts. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1530, L.D. 2150)

Ch. 491 - An Act To Improve the Codification of Retirement Plans Administered by the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. (H.P. 1525, L.D. 2146)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ch. 492 - An Act To Amend the Law Governing Antlerless Deer Permits. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1522, L.D. 2142)

Ch. 493 - An Act To Clarify the Qualifications of Installers under the Solar Energy Rebate Program. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1445, L.D. 2061)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ch. 151 - Resolve, Regarding the Maine State Cultural Building in Augusta. (H.P. 1308, L.D. 1876)

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 14, 2008

L.D. 2250, H.P. 1612
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 220: Methodology for Identification of Regional Service Centers, a Major Substantive Rule of the Executive Department, State Planning Office. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Executive Department, State Planning Office pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 2251, H.P. 1613
An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2008-09 and To Require Notation of Tax Enhancement Programs Approved by the County Commissioners. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Audit pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 36, section 1604.)

L.D. 2252, H.P. 1615
An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 94.)

L.D. 2253, H.P. 1616
An Act To License Certified Professional Midwives. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Business, Research and Economic Development pursuant to Resolve 2007, chapter 115.)

L.D. 2254, S.P. 884
Resolve, Regarding ISO New England. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 2255, S.P. 885
An Act To Protect Maine's Energy Sovereignty through the Designation of Energy Infrastructure Corridors and Energy Plan Development. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 2256, H.P. 1618
An Act To Modify the City of Portland's Leasing Authority for the Maine State Pier. (Presented by Speaker CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 2257, H.P. 1619
An Act To Establish a Uniform Building and Energy Code. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Business, Research and Economic Development pursuant to Resolve 2007, chapter 46.)

L.D. 2258, H.P. 1621
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 3: Maine Clean Election Act and Related Provisions, a Major Substantive Rule of the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

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.