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May 12, 2004
as posted in 5 daily Maine newspapers

NOTICE OF STATE RULE-MAKING

Public Input for Proposed and Adopted Rules

Notices are published each Wednesday to alert the public regarding state agency rule-making. You may obtain a copy of any rule by notifying the agency contact person. You may also comment on the rule, and/or attend the public hearing. If no hearing is scheduled, you may request one -- the agency may then schedule a hearing, and must do so if 5 or more persons request it. If you are disabled or need special services to attend a hearing, please notify the agency contact person at least 7 days prior to it. Petitions: you can petition an agency to adopt, amend, or repeal any rule; the agency must provide you with petition forms, and must respond to your petition within 60 days. The agency must enter rule-making if the petition is signed by 150 or more registered voters, and may begin rule-making if there are fewer. You can also petition the Legislature to review a rule; the Executive Director of the Legislative Council (115 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, phone 207/287-1615) will provide you with the necessary petition forms. The appropriate legislative committee will review a rule upon receipt of a petition from 100 or more registered voters, or from "...any person who may be directly, substantially and adversely affected by the application of a rule..." (Title 5 Section 11112). World-Wide Web: Copies of the weekly notices and the full texts of adopted rule chapters may be found on the World-Wide Web at: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rcn/apa/.


PROPOSALS

AGENCY: 02-031 - Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 561, Workers' Compensation Coverage for Employee Leasing Arrangements (repeals Ch. 560)
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2004-P113
CONCISE SUMMARY: This Rule would be adopted pursuant to 24-A MRSA 212, 2178, and 2385-E, and 32 MRSA 14055(2) in order to ensure that lessees properly obtain workers' compensation insurance coverage for all of their employees, including those leased from another entity; that the premium paid is commensurate with their exposure and the anticipated claim experience; and that an appropriate procedural framework is in place for the inception, continuation, and termination of coverage.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 24-A MRSA 212, 2178, and 2385-E, and 32 MRSA 14055(2)
PUBLIC HEARING: Wednesday June 2, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. in the Kennebec Room of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation building, 124 Northern Avenue, Gardiner, Maine
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Monday, June 14, 2004
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Jennifer Rice, Maine Bureau of Insurance, 34 State House Station, Augusta ME 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 624-8460


ADOPTIONS

AGENCY: 01-017 - Maine State Harness Racing Commission
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 11, Medication and Testing: Section 1, General Provisions; Section 3, Alkalinizing Agents
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2004-152
CONCISE SUMMARY:
Section 1. This change clarifies which test sample is referenced in this section which deals with the collection and testing urine samples.
Section 3. This change reflects the new blood gas-testing program that was accepted by the Commission. . This new testing program measures the Total Carbon Dioxide rather than the pH and Bicarbonate levels in the blood. This change also establishes the limits that are allowable for Total Carbon Dioxide in the blood. Further, this change establishes the standards that must be met in the event that the test results exceed the allowable levels.
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 5, 2004
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Henry W. Jackson
AGENCY NAME: Maine State Harness Racing Commission
ADDRESS: 28 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0028
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-3221


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