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April 13, 2005
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: 03-201 - Maine Department of Corrections
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 10, Policy and Procedures Manual: Subsection 2.12., Committed Offender Fund Accounts Fiscal Management (republication hearing announcement)
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2005-P78
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Maine Department of Corrections is proposing revisions to the existing policy, procedures, and rules governing the Committed Offender Fund Accounts Fiscal Management Policy pursuant to 34A MRSA Section 3039.
The revisions are designed to state clearly what is expected of each business office and offenders regarding their money and accessing their funds. The policy also clarified indigent offenders and what they are entitled to from the canteen hygiene items, personal mail, legal photocopies and legal mail. Guideline E states exactly what should happen in offender trust accounts which is the offenders' personal bank accounts and standardizes throughout the Department any charges being charged to an offender's bank account.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 34A MRSA 3039
PUBLIC HEARING Monday, May 2, 2005 from 1 p.m. 2 p.m. in the Maine Department of Corrections Conference Room in the Tyson Building (Third Floor) at the Augusta Mental Health Office Complex in Augusta, Maine.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: May 12, 2005
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Ellis King
AGENCY NAME: Department of Corrections
ADDRESS: State House Station 111, Augusta, ME 043330111
TELEPHONE: (207) 2874342


ADOPTIONS

AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Health and Human Services
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 260, Regulations Regarding Rabies Immunization Requirements for Dog Licensure
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2005-108
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule exists to establish, in accordance with 7 MRSA Section 3922(3), requirements for dog rabies immunization for dog licensure. This rule is being amended to add a provision for medical exemption of dogs from vaccination, under prescribed conditions, and to allow appropriate rabies vaccination certificates from other states and Canadian provinces, if properly completed and authenticated.
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 11, 2005
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Philip W. Haines, DrPH
AGENCY NAME: Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Health
ADDRESS: Key Plaza, 8th floor, Augusta, ME 043330011
TELEPHONE: (207) 2873290

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