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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXX, No. 9

Monday, March 1, 2004

121ST LEGISLATURE

SECOND SPECIAL SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Friday, February 20, 2004

Ch. 522 - An Act To Extend the Dairy Stabilization Subsidy Through May 31, 2004. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1378, L.D. 1852) (Governor's Bill)

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Ch. 523 - An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Nonprofit Corporations. (H.P. 1283, L.D. 1761)

(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 27, 2004

L.D. 1862, S.P. 708
An Act To Expand Access to Higher Education and Employment for Youth. (Presented by Senator STANLEY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1863, S.P. 709
An Act To Provide Additional Financing for Costs Associated with the Remediation of a Waste Oil Handling Facility Site in Plymouth. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1864, H.P. 1387
An Act To Recruit and Retain College Graduates through Loan Repayment. (Presented by Representative FISCHER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 1865, H.P. 1388
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 755: Health Insurance Classifications, Disclosure and Minimum Standards, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1866, S.P. 712
An Act Relating to Storm Water Management. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Public Law 2003, chapter 318, section 5 and Resolve 2003, chapter 101, section 3.)

L.D. 1867, H.P. 1391
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 97, Private Non-medical Institution Services, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Human Services pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1868, H.P. 1392
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 1: Procedures and Portions of Chapter 3: Maine Clean Election Act and Related Provisions, Major Substantive Rules 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.)

L.D. 1869, H.P. 1393
Resolve, Regarding Portions of Chapter 115: Certification, Authorization and Approval of Education Personnel, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education, State Board of Education. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Education, State Board of Education pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1870, H.P. 1390
An Act To Prohibit the Sale of Gasoline Containing MTBE. (Presented by Representative RINES of Wiscasset)

L.D. 1871, H.P. 1394
Resolve, To Provide for the Reorganization of the Student Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Programs To Better Meet the Needs of Maine Employers and the Maine Economy. (Presented by Representative FISCHER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 1872, S.P. 720
An Act To Extend the Deadline for Reconsideration by Boards of Appeals. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 1873, S.P. 721
An Act To Amend the Requirements for Status as Publisher of Legal Notices. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 1874, S.P. 722
An Act To Amend the Charter of the South Berwick Water District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator LEMONT of York)

L.D. 1875, S.P. 723
An Act To Authorize Department of Transportation Bond Issues in the Amount of $18,250,000 To Match Available Federal Funds for Improvements to and Development of Highways and Bridges; Airports; Ferry Vessels, Port Facilities and Marine Infrastructure; Rail Corridors and Structures; Intermodal Facilities; and Trail and Pedestrian Facilities. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1876, S.P. 724
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $16,600,000 To Construct and Upgrade Water Pollution Control Facilities, To Remediate Solid Waste Landfills, To Clean Up Uncontrolled Hazardous Substance Sites, To Provide Municipal Stormwater Management Assistance, To Investigate and Remediate Municipal Brownfields, To Construct and Upgrade Public Water Systems and To Remediate Lead Paint in Low-income Households. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1877, S.P. 725
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $20,000,000 To Sustain and Improve Maine's Economy. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 1878, H.P. 1395
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $65,000,000 To Finance the Acquisition of Land and Interest in Land for Conservation, Water Access, Outdoor Recreation, Wildlife and Fish Habitat and Farmland Preservation; To Fund Capital Improvements to State Parks and Other Historic Public Areas; and To Access $30,250,000 in Matching Contributions from Public and Private Sources. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1879, S.P. 727
An Act To Amend the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Law. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1880, S.P. 728
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Loring Development Authority of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1881, S.P. 729
An Act To Amend the Law Governing the Storage of Spirits. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1882, H.P. 1398
An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2004-05. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Audit pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 36, section 1604.)

L.D. 1883, H.P. 1399
An Act To Coordinate Education, Job Training and Employers in Maine. (Presented by Speaker COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 1884, S.P. 730
An Act To Strengthen the Enforcement Provisions of the Maine Health Data Organization. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator BRENNAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 1885, S.P. 731
An Act To Ensure Competitive Bidding for Maine's School Systems. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 1886, S.P. 732
Resolve, Directing the Maine Municipal Bond Bank and the Finance Authority of Maine To Work Cooperatively with the Lincoln Water District Regarding Financing of the District. (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 1887, S.P. 733
Resolve, To Reduce the State Valuation for the Town of Lincoln. (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 1888, S.P. 734
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $1,200,000 for the Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1889, S.P. 735
Resolve, Directing the Public Utilities Commission To Implement Universal Rural Broadband Internet Access Statewide. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 1890, S.P. 736
An Act To Ensure Disclosure of Prescription Drug Prices. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

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://janus.state.me.us/legis - choose "Session Information" to go to the list of available bills. New bills are added every couple of days.

Bill status information is available at http://janus.state.me.us/legis/session.