-Toll cheats face direct fines from turnpike

-Blood tests mandatory in fatal highway crashes

-All-terrain vehicle users face fines of $100 to $500 for trespassing

IN THE HOME

-Domestic partnership rights clarified; registry created

-Process adopted to help habitual truants

-More protection for children who have domestic violence deaths in families

-Criminal background checks of prospective adoptive parents

GAMES OF CHANCE

-Powerball lottery tickets sold in Maine

-New regulatory structure for racinos

COURTS AND LAW

-Some nonviolent offenders get more time off for good behavior

-Probation for certain crimes reduced

-Towns get more power to regulate sexually oriented businesses

-Freedom of Access laws bolstered, clarified

HEALTH and SAFETY

-“Morning after” contraceptives easier to procure

-State pyrotechnics regulations tightened

-Residential building code adopted

LABOR

-Wood haulers and harvesters can negotiate collectively for rates

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

-Golf courses can sell beer from mobile service bars


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