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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

From Joseph W. Mayo, Clerk of the House
State House, Augusta, Maine

Volume XXV, No. 1

Monday, January 11, 1999

119th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 1999

L.D. 1, S.P. 12
An Act to Transfer Funds from the Service Retirement Benefit Reserve to the Maine State Retirement System in Order to Fund the Modification of Retirement Laws for Certain Law Enforcement Personnel. (Presented by Senator MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 2, S.P. 13
An Act to Clarify the Application of Insurance Fraud Prevention Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 3, S.P. 18
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. 4, S.P. 23
An Act to Eliminate Sales Tax on Electricity Used in Agriculture and Aquaculture. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 5, S.P. 24
An Act to Permit Retailers to Retain a 1% Service Fee for Collection of Sales Tax Revenue. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 6, S.P. 22
An Act to Repeal the Sales Tax on Horses. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of York)

L.D. 7, S.P. 25
Resolve, to Change the Name of the Ridlonville Bridge between Rumford and Mexico to the Veterans Bridge. (Presented by Senator FERGUSON of Oxford)

L.D. 8, S.P. 16
An Act to Allow Hunting from Motor Vehicles for Persons Limited in Their Ability to Walk. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of York)

L.D. 9, S.P. 11
An Act to Amend the Animal Trespass Definition. (Presented by Senator FERGUSON of Oxford)

L.D. 10, S.P. 14
An Act to Prohibit Sale of Tobacco from Vending Machines. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 11, S.P. 15
An Act to Exempt Business Brokers and Mergers and Acquisitions Specialists from the Real Estate Brokerage Laws. (Presented by Senator ABROMSON of Cumberland)

L.D. 12, S.P. 20
An Act to Change the Selection Process of the Oxford County Budget Committee. (Presented by Senator FERGUSON of Oxford)

L.D. 13, S.P. 21
An Act to Designate the First Saturday of Each October as Firefighter's Recognition Day. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of York)

L.D. 14, S.P. 17
An Act to Protect Pensions of Teachers and Public Employees in a Fashion Consistent with Federal ERISA Standards. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 15, S.P. 19
An Act to Exempt Owners of Amusement Parks from Paying Overtime. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 16, H.P. 6
An Act to Close Elver Fishing on the West Bank of the Narramissic River. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 17, H.P. 7
An Act to Require a Mortgagee to Notify Annually the Municipality in Which Mortgaged Property Is Located. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 18, H.P. 8
An Act to Exempt from the State Sales Tax Adult Incontinence Undergarments. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 19, H.P. 9
An Act to Require That Stores Close for a Half Day on Memorial Day and Veterans' Day. (Presented by Representative GAGNE of Buckfield)

L.D. 20, H.P. 10
An Act to Prohibit the Taxing of Veterans' Pensions. (Presented by Representative GAGNE of Buckfield)

L.D. 21, H.P. 11
An Act to Eliminate the Use of MTBE in Maine. (Presented by Representative TRIPP of Topsham)

L.D. 22, H.P. 12
An Act to Designate Wintergreen as the State Herb. (Presented by Representative BAKER of Bangor)

L.D. 23, H.P. 13
An Act to Increase Health Insurance Benefits for Retired Educators. (Presented by Representative GAGNE of Buckfield)

L.D. 24, H.P. 14
An Act to Change the Name of the "Department of Education" to the "Department of Schooling". (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 25, H.P. 15
An Act to Repeal Observation of Daylight Savings Time. (Presented by Representative ROSEN of Bucksport)

L.D. 26, H.P. 16
An Act to Clarify the Responsibility of a Municipality in Enforcing Personal Watercraft Regulations. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 27, H.P. 17
An Act to Change the Name of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 28, H.P. 18
An Act to Exempt a Person Running for Public Office from the Mandatory Seat Belt Law. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 29, H.P. 19
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 15: Fees, Section 15.8: Inspection Fees-Tramway, a Major Substantive Rule of the Board of Elevator and Tramway Safety. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Board of Elevator and Tramway Safety pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 30, H.P. 20
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 5: Standards for Continuing Professional Education for Acupuncturists and Naturopathic Doctors; Chapter 6: Standards Relating to Prescriptive Authorities and Collaborative Relationships; and Chapter 9: Fees, Section 1, Major Substantive Rules of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 31, H.P. 21
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 8: Fees, Section 1: A Major Substantive Rule of the Board of Veterinary Medicine. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Board of Veterinary Medicine pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 32, H.P. 22
An Act to Allow Reimbursement of Registered Nurse First Assistants for Surgical Procedures. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 33, H.P. 23
An Act to Repeal the Community Rating Law. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 34, H.P. 24
An Act to Protect the Choice of Hospital Care for HMO Enrollees. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 35, H.P. 25
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue to Create Affordable Housing. (Presented by Representative BRENNAN of Portland)

L.D. 36, H.P. 27
An Act to Appropriate Funds to Ensure Forestry Industry Training Education. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 37, H.P. 28
An Act Providing for a Vote of Confidence before a Judge Is Eligible for Reappointment. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 38, S.P. 27
An Act to Give the Probate Court Power to Order Child Support in Cases Involving Guardianship of a Minor. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 39, H.P. 30
An Act to Increase the Deer Hunting Day by 15 Minutes. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 40, H.P. 31
An Act to Allow the Use of Camouflage Hunter Orange Clothing. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 41, H.P. 32
An Act to Establish the Administrative Operating Budget for the Maine State Retirement System for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2000. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Maine State Retirement System pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 17103, subsection 13.)

L.D. 42, H.P. 33
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Commission to Examine the Rate Setting and Financing of Maine's Long-term Care Facilities. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Commission to Examine Rate Setting and the Financing of Maine's Long-term Care Facilities, pursuant to Resolves 1997, chapter 81 and chapter 129.)

L.D. 43, S.P. 29
An Act to Amend the State Compensation Commission Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by President LAWRENCE of York)

L.D. 44, S.P. 30
An Act to Clarify Laws Relating to the Acceptance of Gifts of Intellectual and Other Property by the State. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator KONTOS of Cumberland)

L.D. 45, S.P. 35
An Act to Appropriate $50,000 for the Muskie Memorial Committee in Rumford. (Presented by Senator FERGUSON of Oxford)

L.D. 46, S.P. 36
An Act to Require Special Identification of Motor Vehicles Driven by Holders of Driver's License Permits. (Presented by Senator ABROMSON of Cumberland)

L.D. 47, S.P. 37
An Act Pertaining to Health Concerns in the Sale of Certain Personal Garments. (Presented by Senator BENOIT of Franklin)

L.D. 48, S.P. 38
An Act to Amend the Definition of "Traffick" in the Drug Laws. (Presented by Senator BENOIT of Franklin)

L.D. 49, S.P. 39
An Act to Amend the Drug Laws Related to Possession of a Firearm. (Presented by Senator BENOIT of Franklin)

L.D. 50, H.P. 36
An Act to Make Additional Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1999. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative TOWNSEND of Portland)

L.D. 51, H.P. 37
An Act to Amend the Forest Practices Laws. (Presented by Representative FOSTER of Gray)

L.D. 52, H.P. 38
An Act to Expand the Number of Lights Firefighters May Use on Their Motor Vehicles. (Presented by Representative JONES of Pittsfield)

L.D. 53, H.P. 39
Resolve, Requiring the State to Reimburse Towns for the Construction of Salt and Sand Storage Facilities. (Presented by Representative RINES of Wiscasset)

L.D. 54, H.P. 40
Resolve, to Authorize the Knox County Commissioners to Borrow Not More Than $600,000 to Build the Knox County Communications Center. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Union)

L.D. 55, H.P. 41
An Act to Clarify Referendum Wording. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 56, H.P. 42
An Act to Repeal the Snack Tax. (Presented by Representative LABRECQUE of Gorham)

L.D. 57, H.P. 43
An Act to Change Reporting Requirements of Certain HIV Test Results. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 58, H.P. 44
An Act Regarding the Composition of the Maine HIV Advisory Committee. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 59, H.P. 45
An Act to Change the Date a Child Starts School. (Presented by Representative GAGNE of Buckfield)

L.D. 60, H.P. 46
An Act to Permit the Sale of Moose Bones. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 61, H.P. 47
An Act to Decriminalize Failure to Register a Motor Vehicle. (Presented by Representative AHEARNE of Madawaska)

L.D. 62, H.P. 48
An Act to Exempt from the Sales Tax Nonprofit Organizations That Provide Assistance to Children with Dyslexia. (Presented by Representative TREADWELL of Carmel)

L.D. 63, H.P. 49
An Act to Exempt Leased Equipment from Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative BRUNO of Raymond)

L.D. 64, H.P. 50
An Act to Amend the Mexico Water District Charter. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Dixfield)

L.D. 65, H.P. 51
An Act to Increase the Length of Probation for Domestic Violence from one Year to 2 Years. (Presented by Representative TOBIN of Dexter)

L.D. 66, H.P. 52
An Act to Establish Licensing Requirements for Boat Operators. (Presented by Representative BOLDUC of Auburn)

L.D. 67, H.P. 53
An Act to Require That Municipal Map and Lot Numbers Be on Deeds prior to Recording. (Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway)

L.D. 68, H.P. 54
An Act to Require That a Certified Copy of Municipal Ordinances Be Recorded in the County Registry of Deeds. (Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway)

L.D. 69, H.P. 55
An Act to Ensure Choice of Accredited Health Care Providers in Managed Care Programs. (Presented by Representative McALEVEY of Waterboro)

L.D. 70, H.P. 56
An Act to Enact the Railroad Trespass Prevention Act. (Presented by Representative LINDAHL of Northport)

L.D. 71, H.P. 57
An Act Regarding Commercial Beano Halls. (Presented by Representative LABRECQUE of Gorham)


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