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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXV, No. 2

Monday, January 18, 1999

119th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 1999

L.D. 72, H.P. 59
An Act to Require Small Claims to be Brought in the County where the Transaction Occurred. (Presented by Representative GOOLEY of Farmington)

L.D. 73, H.P. 60
An Act to Provide a State Income Tax Checkoff for Contributions to the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery. (Presented by Representative GOOLEY of Farmington)

L.D. 74, H.P. 61
An Act to Provide Equitable Benefits to Teacher Assistants. (Presented by Representative BOLDUC of Auburn)

L.D. 75, H.P. 62
An Act to Create Licensing Requirements for Pipefitters. (Presented by Representative BOLDUC of Auburn)

L.D. 76, H.P. 63
An Act to Eliminate the Fee Charged for Certain State Audits. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 77, H.P. 64
An Act to Require the Retention of Medical Records. (Presented by Representative BAGLEY of Machias)

L.D. 78, H.P. 65
An Act to Ensure Funding for a Replacement Correctional Facility in Washington County. (Presented by Representative BAGLEY of Machias)

L.D. 79, H.P. 66
An Act to Allow the Maine Association of Realtors to Purchase Insurance under Group Health Insurance Plans. (Presented by Representative PLOWMAN of Hampden)

L.D. 80, H.P. 67
An Act to Allow Foster Parents to Be Present When the Department of Human Services Meets with a Foster Child. (Presented by Representative COTE of Lewiston)

L.D. 81, H.P. 68
An Act to Prohibit the Use of Hand-held Phones by Operators of Moving Motor Vehicles. (Presented by Representative BOUFFARD of Lewiston)

L.D. 82, H.P. 69
An Act to Amend the Laws Prohibiting Terrorizing. (Presented by Representative O'BRIEN of Augusta)

L.D. 83, H.P. 70
An Act to Restrict Large Motors on Small Lakes. (Presented by Representative BOLDUC of Auburn)

L.D. 84, H.P. 71
An Act to Make It a Crime to Solicit a Child by Means of Computer to Commit an Unlawful Sexual Act. (Presented by Representative McALEVEY of Waterboro)

L.D. 85, H.P. 72
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Provide Tax Relief for Maine Citizens. (Presented by Representative PLOWMAN of Hampden)

L.D. 86, H.P. 73
An Act to Establish a Children's Bureau within the Executive Department to Serve the Department of Human Services, the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, the Department of Education and the Department of Corrections. (Presented by Representative LOVETT of Scarborough)

L.D. 87, H.P. 74
An Act to Require All Voting Places to be Accessible. (Presented by Representative BAKER of Bangor)

L.D. 88, H.P. 75
An Act to Add to the List of Mandatory Reporters of Suspected Child Abuse Children's Summer Camp Employees. (Presented by Representative McALEVEY of Waterboro)

L.D. 89, H.P. 76
Resolve, to Study Standardized Periods of Military Service for Award of State of Maine Veterans' Benefits. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McALEVEY of Waterboro)

L.D. 90, H.P. 77
An Act to Establish the Endowment Incentive Fund. (Presented by Representative BAKER of Bangor)

L.D. 91, H.P. 78
An Act to Eliminate the Minimum Quota Requirement for a Store to Have a Lottery Machine. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 92, H.P. 79
An Act to Create a Mandatory Auto Insurance Premium Discount for Safe, Mature Drivers. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 93, H.P. 80
An Act Requiring Interim Annual Budgets for Municipalities. (Presented by Representative MURPHY of Berwick)

L.D. 94, H.P. 81
An Act to Provide a Property Tax Abatement for a Residential Structure Destroyed by Fire or Natural Disaster. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 95, H.P. 82
Resolve, Directing a Study of the Needs of the Elderly Population with Mental Retardation. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 96, H.P. 83
An Act to Create a Civil Violation for the Misuse of a Sales Tax Registration Certificate Number. (Presented by Representative GAGNON of Waterville)

L.D. 97, H.P. 84
An Act to Require Mortgage Holders Who Escrow Property Taxes to Reduce the Escrow Due to the Homestead Exemption. (Presented by Representative GAGNON of Waterville)

L.D. 98, H.P. 85
An Act to Observe Daylight Savings Time Year-round. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 99, H.P. 86
An Act to Require Auctions for Confiscated Firearms. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 100, H.P. 87
An Act to Expedite the Permitting Process within the Department of Environmental Protection. (Presented by Representative KNEELAND of Easton)

L.D. 101, H.P. 88
An Act to Provide a State Income Tax Deduction for Rent. (Presented by Representative AHEARNE of Madawaska)

L.D. 102, H.P. 89
An Act to Change Eligibility for the Elderly Low Cost Drug Program. (Presented by Representative AHEARNE of Madawaska)

L.D. 103, H.P. 90
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Commission to Study Poverty Among Working Parents with Regard to State Earned Income Credit. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 104, H.P. 91
An Act to Fund a Cranberry Specialist Position in the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. (Presented by Representative KNEELAND of Easton)

L.D. 105, H.P. 92
An Act to Clarify Great Northern Paper, Inc.'s Status to Furnish Electricity. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 106, H.P. 93
An Act to Repeal Certain Laws Relating to Personal Watercraft. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 107, H.P. 94
An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding Foster Parents. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 108, H.P. 95
An Act to Protect Enrollees of Managed Care Plans. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 109, H.P. 96
An Act to Amend the Charter of the Mars Hill Utility District. (Presented by Representative KNEELAND of Easton)

L.D. 110, H.P. 97
An Act to Allow the Use of All-terrain Vehicles on the Extreme Right of a Public Way. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative KNEELAND of Easton)

L.D. 111, H.P. 98
An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding Penalties for the Purchase of Cigarettes by a Minor. (Presented by Representative AHEARNE of Madawaska)

L.D. 112, H.P. 99
Resolve, to Study Current Regulations Imposed on Small Businesses to Require Greater Efficiency. (Presented by Representative AHEARNE of Madawaska)

L.D. 113, H.P. 100
An Act to Provide a Tuition Exemption for Certain State Residents. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 114, H.P. 101
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force to Study the Need for an Ombudsman for the Department of Human Services and the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services Relating to the Department of Human Services. (Submitted by the Task Force to Study the Need for an Ombudsman for the Department of Human Services and the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, pursuant to Resolve 1997, c. 120.)

L.D. 115, S.P. 44
An Act to Amend the Elderly Low Cost Drug Program. (Presented by Senator BERUBE of Androscoggin)

L.D. 116, S.P. 45
An Act to Protect Consumers in Real Estate Mortgage Transactions. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 117, S.P. 46
An Act to Amend Maine's Insurance Laws Regarding Gifts and Rebates. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 118, S.P. 47
An Act to Exclude Claims for Intentional Criminal Acts from the Application of the Workers' Compensation Act of 1992. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 119, S.P. 48
An Act to Make Maine Medicare Supplement Insurance Laws Consistent with Federal Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 120, S.P. 50
An Act to Include Investment in Agricultural Building Improvements in the Business Property Tax Reimbursement Program. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 121, S.P. 51
An Act to Require the State to Fully Fund Out-of-district Placement of Special Education Students. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 122, S.P. 52
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Amend the Timing of Elections Following the Submission of a Petition for People's Veto. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 123, S.P. 53
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $5,000,000 for the Acquisition of Water Access Sites by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 124, S.P. 54
An Act to Provide for Direct Reimbursement for Special Education Costs. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 125, S.P. 55
An Act to Lower the Age of Consent for the Donation of Blood. (Presented by Senator ABROMSON of Cumberland)

L.D. 126, S.P. 56
An Act to Expand Maine's Moose Hunt. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator KIEFFER of Aroostook)

L.D. 127, S.P. 57
An Act to Terminate the Authority of the Governmental Facilities Authority. (Presented by Senator KIEFFER of Aroostook)

L.D. 128, S.P. 58
An Act to Exempt Pregnancy Care Centers from the Sales Tax. (Presented by Senator KIEFFER of Aroostook)

L.D. 129, S.P. 59
An Act to Prohibit the Harvesting of Elvers. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator HARRIMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 130, S.P. 60
An Act to Prevent Children from Acquiring Gunpowder. (Presented by Senator MURRAY of Penobscot)

L.D. 131, S.P. 61
An Act to Amend the Beano and Games of Chance Statutes. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 132, S.P. 62
An Act to Increase the Cap on the Maine Rainy Day Fund. (Presented by President LAWRENCE of York)

L.D. 133, H.P. 102
An Act Regarding Portable Tree Stands. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 134, H.P. 103
An Act to Prohibit Family Planning Agencies from Using State Funds for Certain Expenses Related to Abortion Services. (Presented by Representative AHEARNE of Madawaska)

L.D. 135, H.P. 104
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $25,000,000 to Help Increase Fish Production at the State Hatcheries. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 136, H.P. 105
An Act to Forbid Hiring Replacement Workers during a Strike. (Presented by Representative AHEARNE of Madawaska)

L.D. 137, H.P. 106
An Act to Require Parental Notification for Minors Seeking Abortions. (Presented by Representative AHEARNE of Madawaska)

L.D. 138, H.P. 107
An Act to Promote the "Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs" Program. (Presented by Representative TRUE of Fryeburg)

L.D. 139, H.P. 108
An Act Authorizing County Commissioners to Enact Noise and Animal Control Ordinances in Unorganized Territories. (Presented by Representative AHEARNE of Madawaska)

L.D. 140, H.P. 109
An Act to Require Insurance Companies to Notify the Secretary of State When the Insurance on a Registered Vehicle has Lapsed. (Presented by Representative MacDOUGALL of North Berwick)

L.D. 141, H.P. 110
An Act to Amend the Diesel-powered Motor Vehicle Emission Opacity Testing Program. (Presented by Representative GAGNE of Buckfield)

L.D. 142, H.P. 111
An Act to Eliminate the Student Lobster License. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 143, H.P. 112
An Act to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs and Increase Coverage. (Presented by Representative TWOMEY of Biddeford)

L.D. 144, H.P. 113
An Act to Make Corrections to the Laws Governing the County Jail Prisoner Support and Community Corrections Fund. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Bridgewater)

L.D. 145, H.P. 114
An Act to Withdraw from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Compact. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 146, H.P. 115
An Act to Exempt Pension and Retirement Benefits from the Maine Income Tax. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 147, H.P. 116
An Act to Prohibit Public Broadcasting Stations from Auctioning Alcoholic Beverages. (Presented by Representative AHEARNE of Madawaska)

L.D. 148, H.P. 117
An Act to Make the Purchase or Sale of Liquor by Direct Shipment, Mail Order or the Internet a Class C Crime. (Presented by Representative AHEARNE of Madawaska)

L.D. 149, H.P. 118
An Act to Enact a Medicaid Anti-kickback Law. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 150, H.P. 119
An Act to Require a Review of Contracts between Long-term Care Facilities and Consulting Pharmacists. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 151, H.P. 120
An Act to Prohibit Mandatory Maine National Guard Membership. (Presented by Representative BAKER of Bangor)

L.D. 152, H.P. 121
An Act to Enhance Economic Development in Hancock County. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 153, H.P. 122
An Act to Increase the Fee Charged by Bail Commissioners. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 154, H.P. 123
An Act to Provide Funding to the Maine Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 155, H.P. 124
An Act to Amend the Health Plan Improvement Act. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 156, H.P. 125
An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding the Maine Jobs Council. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 157, H.P. 126
An Act to Allow Review of Examination-related Issues in Executive Session. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 158, H.P. 127
An Act to Require an Elected Town Clerk to Nominate the Registrar of Voters. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 159, H.P. 128
An Act to Allow the Bureau of Labor Standards to Better Secure Payment of Unpaid Wages and Severance Pay for Workers. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 160, H.P. 129
An Act to Establish a Sliding Scale for That Portion of the Lobster License Fee Paid to the Lobster Promotion Council. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 161, H.P. 130
An Act to Establish a Lead Abatement Revolving Loan Fund and a Tax Credit for Day Care Facilities for Expenditures Required to Comply with the Lead Poisoning Control Act. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 162, H.P. 131
An Act to Make Minor Substantive Changes in the Tax Laws. (Presented by Representative GAGNON of Waterville)

L.D. 163, H.P. 132
An Act to Eliminate the Marriage Penalty under the Income Tax Laws. (Presented by Representative MACK of Standish)

L.D. 164, H.P. 133
An Act to Require Notice Prior to the Posting of Roads by Municipalities. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 165, S.P. 49
An Act Requiring Life Insurers to Have a Return of Premium Provision. (Presented by Senator HARRIMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 166, S.P. 63
An Act to Amend the Public Property Tax Exemption. (Presented by Senator O'GARA of Cumberland)

L.D. 167, S.P. 64
An Act to Allow Persons with Disabilities to Obtain More than One Disability Registration Plate. (Presented by Senator HARRIMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 168, S.P. 65
An Act to License Home Inspectors. (Presented by Senator HARRIMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 169, S.P. 66
An Act to Increase Eligibility for the Elderly Low Cost Drug Program. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 170, S.P. 67
An Act Regarding a Prescription Drug Consortium. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 171, S.P. 68
An Act to Provide State Funding for the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. (Presented by Senator MacKINNON of York)

L.D. 172, S.P. 69
An Act to Enhance Maine's Relationship with Aomori, Japan by Hosting a Cultural Exchange. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 173, S.P. 70
An Act to Outlaw the Use of Fyke Nets in the Taking of Elvers. (Presented by Senator RUHLIN of Penobscot)

L.D. 174, S.P. 71
An Act to Modify the Eligibility Standards for Medicaid and Elderly Low-Cost Drug Programs by Discounting the Amount Spent for Prescription Drugs from the Computation of Eligible Income. (Presented by Senator RUHLIN of Penobscot)

L.D. 175, S.P. 72
An Act to Establish Limits on Contributions to Political Action Committees That Support Candidates. (Presented by Senator AMERO of Cumberland)

L.D. 176, S.P. 73
An Act to Provide Certain Small Businesses a Tax Credit Against Health Care Costs. (Presented by Senator MacKINNON of York)

L.D. 177, S.P. 74
An Act to Extend the Tree Growth Plan Filing Deadline. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 178, S.P. 75
An Act to Appropriate Block Grants for Regional Tourism Promotion. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 179, S.P. 76
An Act to Reduce Lobbying Fees. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 180, S.P. 77
An Act to Improve Access to Electronic Filing for Businesses. (Presented by Senator AMERO of Cumberland)

L.D. 181, S.P. 78
An Act Providing for Post-adoption Contact in Limited Situations. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 182, S.P. 79
An Act to Eliminate Duplicate Benefits from the Tax Increment Financing and Business Equipment Reimbursement Programs. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 183, S.P. 80
An Act to Exempt Food and Lodging Property from the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement Program. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 184, S.P. 81
An Act to Exempt Retail Store Property from the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement Program. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 185, S.P. 82
An Act to Enhance Enforcement of the Gambling Laws. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 186, S.P. 83
An Act to Amend the Laws Pertaining to Juvenile Hunters. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 187, S.P. 84
An Act to Change the Dates of the Moose Hunting Season. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 188, S.P. 85
An Act to Allow Unenrolled Voters to Serve as Election Workers at Polling Places. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 189, S.P. 86
An Act to Require Seat Belts on School Buses. (Presented by Senator BENOIT of Franklin)

L.D. 190, S.P. 87
An Act to Designate the Allagash Wilderness Waterway as a Separate Program for Budgeting Purposes. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 191, S.P. 88
An Act to Provide Equitable Treatment of Visitor Information Centers. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 192, S.P. 89
An Act to Exempt Articles of Clothing Costing Less than $200 from the Sales Tax. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 193, S.P. 90
An Act to Eliminate the Sales Tax on Textbooks. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 194, S.P. 91
An Act to Increase Nonregular Island Ferry Service from 24 to 36 Trips. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator PINGREE of Knox)

L.D. 195, S.P. 92
An Act to Prohibit Sex Offenders from Being near Schools or Day Care Facilities. (Presented by Senator MacKINNON of York)

L.D. 196, H.P. 134
An Act to Prohibit Rewards to Fish and Wildlife Informants. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 197, H.P. 135
An Act to Promote Business and Economic Development by Helping Sign Manufacturers in Maine. (Presented by Representative MacDOUGALL of North Berwick)

L.D. 198, H.P. 136
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Fund Mandates Enacted Solely for an Individual's Safety. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 199, H.P. 137
An Act to Require That All Schools Employ a Gifted and Talented Teacher. (Presented by Representative GAGNE of Buckfield)

L.D. 200, H.P. 138
An Act Regarding the Posting of Land Against Hunting. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 201, H.P. 139
An Act to Repeal the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Certification Requirements for Sheriffs. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 202, H.P. 140
An Act to Abolish the Maine Turnpike Authority. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 203, H.P. 141
An Act to Clarify That a Person Who Fishes for Lobster May Fish in More than One Zone. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 204, H.P. 142
An Act to Require the Secretary of State to Provide Single-sided Ballots upon Request of Municipal Clerks. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 205, H.P. 143
An Act to Require Electronic Recording of Closed Sessions of Public Bodies. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 206, H.P. 144
An Act to Create the Maine Tax filer's Prescription Medication Plan. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 207, H.P. 145
An Act to Clarify the Confidentiality of Health Care Information. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 208, H.P. 146
An Act to Prohibit Intrastate Telemarketers from Blocking Caller ID. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 209, H.P. 147
An Act to Amend the Definition of Exceptional Student. (Presented by Representative GAGNE of Buckfield)

L.D. 210, H.P. 148
An Act to Require Mandatory All-way Stops at Intersections with Nonfunctional Electrical Traffic Signals. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 211, H.P. 149
An Act to Criminalize the Negligent or Purposeful Transmission of HIV. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 212, H.P. 150
An Act to Increase the Property Tax Exemptions for a Parsonage. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 213, H.P. 151
An Act to Exempt Sales of Clothing From Tax for One Week in August. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 214, H.P. 152
An Act to Provide Funds for the Repair of Schools. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 215, H.P. 153
An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding Acceptance of Campaign Contributions during Legislative Sessions. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 216, H.P. 154
An Act to Prohibit the Transportation of Open Containers that Contain Liquor. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 217, H.P. 155
An Act to Increase the Appropriation to the Saco River Corridor Commission. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 218, H.P. 156
An Act Concerning Motor Vehicle Inspection Fees. (Presented by Representative USHER of Westbrook)

L.D. 219, H.P. 157
An Act to Require On-duty Government Employees to Wear the Same Orange Clothing as Hunters When in the Woods during Deer Season. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 220, H.P. 158
An Act to Require Certification in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Certain School Personnel. (Presented by Representative BAKER of Bangor)

L.D. 221, H.P. 159
An Act to Require Helmets for Children when Riding Bicycles, All-terrain Vehicles or Snowmobiles. (Presented by Representative BAKER of Bangor)

L.D. 222, H.P. 160
An Act to Alter the Firefighter License Plate. (Presented by Representative HONEY of Boothbay)

L.D. 223, H.P. 161
An Act to Release Estate Tax Liens on Certain Real Estate. (Presented by Representative LaVERDIERE of Wilton)

L.D. 224, H.P. 162
An Act to Prohibit the Taking of Another Person's Legal Identification. (Presented by Representative LaVERDIERE of Wilton)

L.D. 225, H.P. 163
An Act to Amend the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992 as it Relates to Compensation for Amputation of a Body Part. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 226, H.P. 164
An Act to Decrease Individual Income Tax by 20%. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 227, H.P. 165
An Act to Further Decriminalize Operating an Unregistered Vehicle. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of Naples)

L.D. 228, H.P. 166
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Require a Referendum for a People's Veto to Be Held at a Primary or General Election. (Presented by Representative WILLIAMS of Orono)

L.D. 229, H.P. 167
An Act to Aid Enforcement of the Laws Regarding Insurance for Motor Vehicles. (Presented by Representative GAGNE of Buckfield)

L.D. 230, H.P. 168
An Act Relating to the Registration Requirements of the Military Selective Service Act. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 231, H.P. 169
An Act to Initiate Covenant Marriage in the State. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 232, S.P. 93
An Act to Restrict the Posting on the Internet of Personal Information About Public School Students. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 233, S.P. 94
An Act to Amend the Provisions Relating to Executive Sessions in Connection with the Transaction of Public or Government Business. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 234, S.P. 95
An Act to Create a Toll-free Telephone Line for the State Parks System. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SMALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 235, S.P. 96
An Act to Increase the Amount of State Contribution to Out-of-district Placements. (Presented by Senator SMALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 236, S.P. 97
Resolve, to Name the Bridge Between Bath and Woolwich the Sagadahoc Bridge. (Presented by Senator SMALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 237, S.P. 98
An Act to Enhance Senior Volunteerism in Maine. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 238, S.P. 99
An Act to Require Criehaven Lobster Fishing Boats to Have Propeller Cages. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator PINGREE of Knox)

L.D. 239, S.P. 100
An Act to Amend the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law. (Presented by Senator O'GARA of Cumberland)

L.D. 240, S.P. 101
An Act to Amend the Maine Banking Code as it Pertains to ATM Surcharges. (Presented by Senator RAND of Cumberland)

L.D. 241, S.P. 102
An Act to Ensure that Autopsies and Toxicology Tests are Performed on Commercial Drivers Killed in the Course of Employment. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 242, S.P. 103
An Act to Inform Traffic Violators in Court of Potential Parallel Administrative Sanctions. (Presented by Senator MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 243, S.P. 104
Resolve, to Allow Zelma Rudge to Sue the State. (Presented by Senator MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 244, S.P. 105
An Act to Permit the Release and Publication of the Name of a Juvenile 14 Years of Age or Older Who Commits a Crime. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator CAREY of Kennebec)

L.D. 245, S.P. 106
An Act to Abolish Kennebec County as a Legal Entity. (Presented by Senator CAREY of Kennebec)

L.D. 246, S.P. 107
An Act to Clarify the Use of Campaign Funds. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 247, S.P. 108
Resolve, to Improve Access to the Maine Turnpike. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 248, H.P. 170
An Act to Implement a Recommendation of the Joint Select Committee on Research and Development to Fund the Governor's Marine Studies Fellowship Program. (Presented by Representative HONEY of Boothbay)

L.D. 249, H.P. 171
An Act to Give Citizens 70 Years of Age and Older Free Bear and Duck Hunters Stamps. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Eliot)

L.D. 250, H.P. 172
Resolve, to Name the State Office Building the Burton M. Cross Building. (Presented by Representative MADORE of Augusta)

L.D. 251, H.P. 173
An Act to Increase the Snowmobile Trail Fund. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 252, H.P. 174
An Act to Restrict Recreational Activities in Cemeteries. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Eliot)

L.D. 253, H.P. 175
Resolve, to Cable Televise the Proceedings of the Legislature. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 254, H.P. 176
An Act to Exempt Children's Clothing from Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative LOVETT of Scarborough)

L.D. 255, H.P. 177
An Act to Require the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Pratices to Report Delinquent Filers. (Presented by Representative LOVETT of Scarborough)

L.D. 256, H.P. 178
An Act to Enhance the Health of Maine Citizens by Improving Community Health Programs. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 257, H.P. 179
An Act to Change the Municipal General Assistance Shelter Allowance. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 258, H.P. 180
An Act to Make Purposeful Misrepresentation and Stolen Identity of Another Person a Class C Crime. (Presented by Representative GOOLEY of Farmington)

L.D. 259, H.P. 181
An Act to Secure Wounded Deer. (Presented by Representative USHER of Westbrook)

L.D. 260, H.P. 182
An Act to Enhance the Enforcement of Civil and Criminal Violations. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of Naples)

L.D. 261, H.P. 183
Resolve, to Direct the Department of Labor to Set Up and Operate Employment Offices in the 16 Counties of the State. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 262, H.P. 184
An Act to Amend the BETR Program Regarding Reimbursement and Eligibility. (Presented by Representative GAGNON of Waterville)

L.D. 263, H.P. 185
An Act to Increase the Cigarette Tax 63 Cents Per Pack. (Presented by Representative GAGNON of Waterville)

L.D. 264, H.P. 186
An Act to Establish English as the Official State Language. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 265, H.P. 187
An Act to Provide for License Plates in Support of Domestic Violence Prevention Programs. (Presented by Representative BAGLEY of Machias)

L.D. 266, H.P. 188
An Act to Require Records Checks for Persons Providing Direct Care to Clients of the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Eliot)

L.D. 267, H.P. 189
An Act to Amend the Laws Relative to Vesting in the Maine State Retirement System. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 268, H.P. 190
An Act to Prohibit the Misuse of Laser Pointers. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative USHER of Westbrook)

L.D. 269, H.P. 191
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for the Repair and Renovation of Schools. (Presented by Representative BRENNAN of Portland)

L.D. 270, H.P. 192
An Act to Create the Washington County Electricity Agency. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 271, H.P. 193
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $25,000,000 to Build or Rehabilitate Regional Psychiatric Facilities. (Presented by Representative BRENNAN of Portland)

L.D. 272, H.P. 194
Resolve, Establishing a Commission to Study High-speed Chases. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BRENNAN of Portland)

L.D. 273, H.P. 195
An Act to Require New and Reconstructed Bridges to Provide for Safe Recreational Use. (Presented by Representative CAMERON of Rumford)

L.D. 274, H.P. 196
An Act to Allow Registered Lab Technicians and Certified Phlebotomists to Draw Blood for Forensic Purposes. (Presented by Representative CAMERON of Rumford)

L.D. 275, H.P. 197
An Act to Allow a Person Hunting with a Muzzle-loader to Take an Antlerless Deer. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Eliot)

L.D. 276, H.P. 198
An Act to Require Review under the Certificate of Need Law When Health Care Services Are Terminated. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 277, H.P. 199
An Act to Prohibit the Employment of Minors in Places Providing Nude Entertainment. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 278, H.P. 200
An Act to Place Direction Signs on I-95 for the Lakeland Trail. (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 279, H.P. 201
An Act to Adjust the Taxation of Public Pensions. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 280, H.P. 202
An Act to Make it an Unfair Claims Practice for Insurers Who Fail to Deal in Good Faith with Claimants to Resolve Claims. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 281, H.P. 203
An Act to Dedicate the Revenue from the Increase in the Inspection Fee to the State Police and to Establish a Safety Inspection Advisory Board. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 282, H.P. 204
An Act to Allow Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Stations to Set Their Own Fees for Inspections and to Require the Inspection of Brake Friction Material. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 283, H.P. 205
An Act to Protect Municipalities from Property Tax Loss when Land is Acquired by the State. (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 284, H.P. 206
An Act to Increase the Number of Members of the Board of Trustees of the Maine State Retirement System. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 285, H.P. 207
An Act to Amend the Required Sales Tax on the Purchase of Firearms. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Eliot)

L.D. 286, H.P. 208
An Act to Amend the Laws Concerning Release of Information on Hospitalized Individuals. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative STANWOOD of Southwest Harbor)

L.D. 287, H.P. 209
An Act to Impose Stricter OUI Penalties on Operators of Watercraft, ATVs and Snowmobiles. (Presented by Representative CAMERON of Rumford)

L.D. 288, H.P. 210
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $5,000,000 to Assist Municipalities to Provide Water and Sewer Service to Areas Zoned by Municipalities for Industrial and Light Industrial Uses. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Eliot)

L.D. 289, H.P. 211
An Act to Amend the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act concerning Tangible Property Held by Landlords or by State Institutions. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of Naples)

L.D. 290, H.P. 212
An Act Regarding Survivor Benefits in the Event of Divorce. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 291, H.P. 213
An Act to Provide a State Income Tax Credit for the Costs of Health Insurance Paid by Individuals. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 292, H.P. 214
An Act to Enhance the Payment Options for Certain Employers. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Holden)

L.D. 293, H.P. 215
An Act to Implement a Recommendation of the Joint Select Committee on Research and Development Relating to Capital Improvements to Support Research and Development in the University of Maine System. (Presented by Representative STEVENS of Orono)

L.D. 294, H.P. 216
An Act Requiring That the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands Appoint the Executive Director of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 295, H.P. 217
An Act Regarding Lobbying by Government Agencies and Organizations That Receive Public Funds. (Presented by Representative BUCK of Yarmouth)

L.D. 296, H.P. 218
An Act to Require Written Permission from Landowners for Hunting. (Presented by Representative BUCK of Yarmouth)

L.D. 297, H.P. 219
An Act to Exempt Capital Gains from the Maine Income Tax. (Presented by Representative BUCK of Yarmouth)

L.D. 298, H.P. 220
An Act to Allow Town and Municipal Governments to Add Periwinkles to Their Clam Ordinances. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 299, H.P. 221
An Act to Create a Governance System for Unorganized Towns. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 300, H.P. 222
An Act to Require Life Imprisonment for Habitual Violent Offenders. (Presented by Representative WATERHOUSE of Bridgton)

L.D. 301, H.P. 223
An Act to Amend the Open-burning Laws. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 302, H.P. 224
An Act to Repeal the Prevailing Wage. (Presented by Representative WATERHOUSE of Bridgton)

L.D. 303, H.P. 225
An Act to Amend the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 304, H.P. 226
Resolve, to Establish the State Office Building Location Task Force. (Presented by Representative GAGNON of Waterville)

L.D. 305, H.P. 227
An Act to Provide Health Care Coverage to Certain Child Care Providers. (Presented by Representative POWERS of Rockport)

L.D. 306, S.P. 109
Resolve, to Honor Farmers' Contributions to Maine's Agricultural Heritage and Promote Tourism. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 307, S.P. 110
An Act to Establish the Crime of Aggravated Criminal Trespass. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 308, S.P. 111
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the 118th Legislative Joint Select Committee to Implement a Program for the Control, Care and Treatment of Sexually Violent Predators. (Presented by Senator MURRAY of Penobscot)

L.D. 309, S.P. 112
An Act Regarding the Funding of Search and Rescue Efforts by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 310, S.P. 113
An Act to Allow Children to Fish from the Banks of Rivers Designated as Quality Fishing Rivers. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator KIEFFER of Aroostook)

L.D. 311, S.P. 114
An Act to Create a Registration Plate for Members of the Maine Snowmobile Association. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 312, S.P. 115
An Act to Prohibit the University of Maine System and the Public Vocational Schools from Competing in the Printing Industry. (Presented by Senator BENOIT of Franklin)

L.D. 313, S.P. 116
An Act to Allow Honorably Discharged Veterans to Be Buried in the Veterans' Memorial Cemetery. (Presented by Senator HARRIMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 314, S.P. 117
An Act to Restrict Circulators of Initiated Petitions from Being within 250 Feet of Voting Places. (Presented by Senator KIEFFER of Aroostook)

L.D. 315, S.P. 118
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Marine Resources Advisory Council. (Presented by Senator HARRIMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 316, S.P. 119
An Act to Alter Eligibility for New Lobster and Crab Fishing Licenses during the Current Moratorium. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 317, S.P. 120
An Act to Exclude Retail Stores from Participation in Tax Increment Financing Districts. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 318, S.P. 121
An Act to Allow Counties to Retain a Larger Share of the Real Estate Transfer Tax. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 319, S.P. 122
An Act to Require Commercial Vehicle Operators Involved in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents to Submit to Drug Testing. (Presented by Senator CASSIDY of Washington)

L.D. 320, S.P. 123
An Act to Amend the Law regarding Reportable Motor Vehicle Accidents. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 321, S.P. 124
An Act to Create a License Plate for Veterans Who Served in Iwo Jima, Normandy or Desert Storm. (Presented by Senator HARRIMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 322, S.P. 125
An Act to Amend the OUI Laws Related to License Suspensions. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BENOIT of Franklin)

L.D. 323, S.P. 126
An Act to Allow a Person to Erect One Advertising Sign. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 324, S.P. 127
An Act to Allow Assistants to Physicians to Perform Certain Tasks outside the Direct Supervision of the Physicians. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 325, S.P. 128
An Act to Change the Time of the Moose Hunting Season. (Presented by Senator BENOIT of Franklin)

L.D. 326, S.P. 129
An Act to Allow a Person Who Possesses an Archery Hunting License to Shoot a Deer During the Regular Hunting Season. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 327, S.P. 130
An Act to Provide for Additional Management Measures of the Scallop Industry. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 328, S.P. 131
An Act to Establish Parity in Property Taxation for Commercial Dairy Farmers. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 329, S.P. 132
An Act to Exclude Food and Lodging Establishments from Participating in Tax Increment Financing Districts. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 330, S.P. 133
An Act to Prohibit the Replacement of Striking Workers. (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 331, S.P. 134
An Act to Amend the Renewable Resource Portfolio Requirement for Competitive Electricity Providers. (Presented by Senator CAREY of Kennebec)

L.D. 332, H.P. 228
An Act to Increase the Availability of Prescription Drugs for the State's Elderly. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 333, H.P. 229
An Act to Amend the Charter of the Department of Electric Works Within the Town of Madison. (Presented by Representative RICHARD of Madison)

L.D. 334, H.P. 230
An Act to Remove the Prohibition against Carrying a Loaded Hunting Weapon in a Motor Vehicle. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 335, H.P. 231
An Act to Require Reimbursement to Municipalities for the Cost of State Special Elections. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 336, H.P. 232
An Act Regarding Exhibition of Licenses from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. (Presented by Representative TRUE of Fryeburg)

L.D. 337, H.P. 233
An Act Authorizing Permit-certified Police Dispatchers to Issue Temporary Permits to Operate Uninspected Vehicles. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Bridgewater)

L.D. 338, H.P. 234
An Act to Strengthen Manslaughter and Homicide Penalties When the Victim is Under 16 Years of Age. (Presented by Representative WATERHOUSE of Bridgton)

L.D. 339, H.P. 235
An Act to Treat All Employees Equitably with Respect to Leaves of Absence for Legislative Service. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 340, H.P. 236
An Act to Reduce the Property Taxes on Old Business Equipment. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 341, H.P. 237
An Act to Increase the Amount Retained by Agents Who Sell Hunting and Fishing Licenses. (Presented by Representative CROSS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 342, H.P. 238
An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding the Fee Paid When Purchasing a New Tire or Battery. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 343, H.P. 239
An Act to Protect Deer in Wintering Areas. (Presented by Representative CHICK of Lebanon)

L.D. 344, H.P. 240
An Act to Make a Traffic Infraction That Results in Bodily Injury to the Offending Driver or Another Person a Class E Crime. (Presented by Representative GOOLEY of Farmington)

L.D. 345, H.P. 241
An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding the Taxation of Certain Automotive Parts. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 346, H.P. 242
An Act to Increase the Number of Absentee Ballots That A Person May Request. (Presented by Representative BOLDUC of Auburn)

L.D. 347, H.P. 243
An Act to Amend the Installment Payment Order Capability of the Disclosure Court. (Presented by Representative GAGNE of Buckfield)

L.D. 348, H.P. 244
An Act Requiring Audits on State Agencies. (Presented by Representative LOVETT of Scarborough)

L.D. 349, H.P. 245
An Act to Require the State to Pay Medicare Costs for Retired State Employees and Retired Teachers. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 350, H.P. 246
An Act to Improve the Delivery of Services in Insurance. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 351, H.P. 247
An Act to Include Marine Products on Roadside Signs. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PIEH of Bremen)

L.D. 352, H.P. 248
An Act to Encourage Qualified Persons to Enter and Remain in Law Enforcement Administration. (Presented by Representative McALEVEY of Waterboro)

L.D. 353, H.P. 249
An Act Regarding the Administration of Polygraph Tests to Prospective Law Enforcement Personnel. (Presented by Representative MUSE of South Portland)

L.D. 354, H.P. 250
An Act to Establish Certain Crimes of Domestic Violence. (Presented by Representative MUSE of South Portland)

L.D. 355, H.P. 251
An Act to Provide Tax Relief to Working Parents and Guardians of Children in Day Care. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 356, H.P. 252
An Act to Change the Sales Tax Treatment of Rentals of Audio Equipment and Furniture. (Presented by Representative GAGNON of Waterville)

L.D. 357, H.P. 253
An Act Raising the Minimum Wage. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 358, H.P. 254
An Act to Improve the Proximity of Health and Safety Services to State-subsidized Homes for Children. (Presented by Representative CAMERON of Rumford)

L.D. 359, H.P. 255
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Require a Vote of 2/3 of Each House of the Legislature to Enact or Include a Tax or License Fee. (Presented by Representative WATERHOUSE of Bridgton)

L.D. 360, H.P. 256
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue to Place Critical Land Tracts in Southern Maine into the Land for Maine's Future Program. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 361, H.P. 257
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $25,000,000 for the Expansion of the Fogler Library and Laboratories at the University of Maine. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 362, H.P. 258
An Act to Allow Municipalities to Set Speed Limits and Determine Whether Passing Is Advisable on State Roads. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Eliot)

L.D. 363, H.P. 259
An Act to Reduce Operating Under the Influence by Requiring Certification of On-premise Alcohol Servers. (Presented by Representative McALEVEY of Waterboro)

L.D. 364, H.P. 260
An Act to Increase Postsecondary Educational Opportunities. (Presented by Representative BRENNAN of Portland)

L.D. 365, H.P. 261
An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding Reporting Requirements for the Maine Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority. (Presented by Representative TOWNSEND of Portland)

L.D. 366, H.P. 262
An Act to Extend the Time Limits for Private Road Associations to Organize. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 367, H.P. 263
An Act to Clarify the Criteria for Renewal of Agency Liquor Store Licenses. (Presented by Representative TRUE of Fryeburg)

L.D. 368, H.P. 264
Resolve, Naming the Beach Next to the Lincolnville Ferry Terminal French Beach. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Belmont)

L.D. 369, H.P. 265
An Act to Increase the Amount of Income That a Resident of a Nursing or Residential Care Facility Who Receives Medicaid May Retain. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 370, H.P. 266
Resolve, to Lower Certain Tolls on the Maine Turnpike. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 371, H.P. 267
An Act to Allow A Disabled Person to Use a Crossbow during Archery Hunting Season. (Presented by Representative MACK of Standish)

L.D. 372, H.P. 268
An Act to Roll Back All Sales Tax to 5%. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 373, S.P. 135
An Act to Implement a Recommendation of the Joint Select Committee on Research and Development Relating to Math and Science Training for Maine Educators. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 374, S.P. 138
An Act to Enhance the Marketing and Promotion Capabilities of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 375, S.P. 139
An Act to Amend the Obligations of Direct Reimbursement Employers. (Presented by President LAWRENCE of York)

L.D. 376, S.P. 140
An Act to Require Disclosure to Insurance Consumers That Long-term Care Insurance Policies Meet the Standards for the Deductibility of Premiums. (Presented by Senator ABROMSON of Cumberland)

L.D. 377, S.P. 141
An Act to Facilitate Compliance with the Federal Communications Act of 1996. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 378, H.P. 269
An Act to Expand the Use of Emergency Equipment on Vehicles Operated by Liquor Enforcement Officers. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 379, H.P. 271
An Act to Provide Tax-exempt Status to Organizations That Teach Reading. (Presented by Representative GAGNON of Waterville)

L.D. 380, H.P. 272
An Act to Repeal Certain Changes Made to State Employee and Teacher Retirement Benefits. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Belmont)

L.D. 381, H.P. 273
An Act to Provide the Right to a Jury Trial in Civil Actions for Violations of Constitutional Rights. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 382, H.P. 274
An Act to Require a Minor Who is the Underlying Cause of a Liquor Violation to Provide Identification to a Law Enforcement Officer. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 383, H.P. 275
An Act to Require Legislative Approval to Lease Land to the Federal Government. (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 384, H.P. 276
An Act to Establish Victims' Rights for the Victims of Juvenile Crimes. (Presented by Representative PEAVEY of Woolwich)

L.D. 385, H.P. 277
An Act to Collect Unpaid Fines in the State. (Presented by Representative MUSE of South Portland)

L.D. 386, H.P. 278
An Act to Equalize the Taxation Treatment of Health Insurance Companies and Health Maintenance Organizations. (Presented by Representative SAXL of Bangor)

L.D. 387, H.P. 279
An Act to Exempt Persons 70 Years of Age and Older From Paying the Fee for Commercial Shellfish Licenses. (Presented by Representative PINKHAM of Lamoine)

L.D. 388, H.P. 280
An Act to Prohibit the Dragging for Mussels in Portions of Hancock County and Washington County for Certain Times of the Year. (Presented by Representative PINKHAM of Lamoine)

L.D. 389, H.P. 281
An Act to Achieve Equity in Transportation Funding. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 390, H.P. 282
An Act Defining Witness, Informant and Victim for the Crime of Tampering with a Witness, Informant or Victim Under the Criminal Code. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 391, H.P. 283
An Act to Develop a Department of Children. (Presented by Representative O'BRIEN of Augusta)

L.D. 392, H.P. 284
An Act to Allow Sunday Hunting on Land Subject to the Jurisdiction of the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 393, H.P. 285
An Act to Redefine Hunting. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 394, H.P. 286
An Act Regarding Hunting Implements. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 395, H.P. 287
An Act to Protect Traditional Access to the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 396, H.P. 288
An Act to Give Standing to Any Person Who Witnesses a Violation at a Polling Place. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 397, H.P. 289
An Act to Allow Free Access to Waters Stocked With Fish by the State. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 398, H.P. 290
An Act to Require the Revocation of Probation for a Person Convicted of Domestic Violence if the Person Fails to Attend a Certified Batterers' Intervention Program. (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 399, H.P. 291
An Act to Ensure That All Students With Disabilities Exit School Ready for Employment or Postsecondary Education. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Farmingdale)

L.D. 400, H.P. 292
An Act to Exempt Volunteer Fire Departments from Health and Safety Laws. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 401, H.P. 293
An Act to Promote the Hunters for the Hungry Program. (Presented by Representative CHICK of Lebanon)

L.D. 402, H.P. 294
An Act to Establish a Fishing Rules Policy. (Presented by Representative CHICK of Lebanon)

L.D. 403, H.P. 295
An Act to Allow a One-time Double Exemption for Income Tax Filers Who Adopt a Dependent Child. (Presented by Representative WILLIAMS of Orono)

L.D. 404, H.P. 296
An Act Regarding Shooting Across or From a Public Paved Way. (Presented by Representative CROSS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 405, H.P. 297
An Act to Require That the State of Maine Comply with Federal Public Law 96-272, the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980. (Presented by Representative PLOWMAN of Hampden)

L.D. 406, H.P. 298
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 125: Health Care Information that Directly Identifies an Individual, Major Substantive Rules of the Maine Health Data Organization. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Maine Health Data Organization pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 407, H.P. 299
An Act to Reconcile Minor Technical Differences between Forest Practices Laws and Rules. (Presented by Representative GOOLEY of Farmington)

L.D. 408, H.P. 300
An Act Regarding the Waiver Process Under the Lobster Apprenticeship Program. (Presented by Representative PINKHAM of Lamoine)

L.D. 409, H.P. 301
An Act to Require Insurance Companies to Provide Certain Information to the Department of Human Services. (Presented by Representative BRUNO of Raymond)

L.D. 410, H.P. 302
An Act to Reduce the Sales Tax to 5%. (Presented by Representative MACK of Standish)

L.D. 411, H.P. 303
An Act to Amend the Amount of Retainage on Public Building Contracts. (Presented by Representative MUSE of South Portland)

L.D. 412, S.P. 143
An Act to Include Property in a Tax Increment Financing District Approved after October 1, 1999 in a Municipality's State Valuation for Purposes of Education Funding. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 413, S.P. 144
An Act to Prohibit Discrimination Against Motorcyclists. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 414, S.P. 145
An Act to Allow a Municipality to Request a Joint Check from the Circuit Breaker Program in the Event of Nonpayment of Taxes. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of York)

L.D. 415, S.P. 146
An Act to Limit a Property Owner's Tax Liability to the Time Prior to Sale of the Property. (Presented by Senator RUHLIN of Penobscot)

L.D. 416, S.P. 147
An Act to Ensure the Maintenance, Protection and Repair of Veterans' Graves, Headstones, Monuments and Markers. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of York)

L.D. 417, S.P. 148
An Act to Reduce the Threshold at which the State Sales Tax is Automatically Reduced. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of York)

L.D. 418, S.P. 149
An Act to Reduce the Meals and Lodging Tax to the Same Rate as the State Sales Tax. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of York)

L.D. 419, S.P. 150
An Act to Amend the Laws Pertaining to Turkey Hunting. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 420, H.P. 304
An Act to Require Lobbyists to Disclose Whether They are Compensated by a Committee Member. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 421, H.P. 305
An Act to Amend the Membership of the State Board of Funeral Service. (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 422, H.P. 306
An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding when A Merchant Must Remit Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative GREEN of Monmouth)

L.D. 423, H.P. 307
An Act to Provide an Option for Employers to Pay Employees Biweekly. (Presented by Representative BUCK of Yarmouth)

L.D. 424, H.P. 308
An Act to Remove Favorable Weighting of Consolidation in the School Funding Formula. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 425, H.P. 309
An Act to Repeal the Law That Requires the Display of a Registration Plate on the Front of a Motor Vehicle. (Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway)

L.D. 426, H.P. 310
An Act to Implement Recommendations of the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission to Ensure Enforcement of Subpoenas by Tribal Courts. (Submitted by the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission, pursuant to Resolve 1997, chapter 45, section 3.)

L.D. 427, H.P. 311
An Act to Raise the Minimum Wage. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 428, H.P. 312
Resolve, to Ensure the Delivery of Medicare and Medicaid Benefits. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 429, H.P. 313
An Act to Require Voter Approval for Bonded Indebtedness of $2,000,000 or More for Municipalities in Local and Regional Cooperation. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 430, H.P. 314
An Act to Limit the Taking of Antlerless Deer by Property Owners. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 431, H.P. 315
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Prohibit Fees for Activity Related to the Election Process. (Presented by Representative RINES of Wiscasset)

L.D. 432, H.P. 316
An Act to Adopt the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. (Presented by Representative PLOWMAN of Hampden)

L.D. 433, H.P. 317
An Act to Treat All Assaults on Law Enforcement Officers as Class C Crimes. (Presented by Representative GOOLEY of Farmington)

L.D. 434, H.P. 318
An Act to Increase Accessibility to the Elderly Low-cost Drug Program. (Presented by Representative GERRY of Auburn)

L.D. 435, H.P. 319
An Act to Include the Supporting Statistical Data in Mercury Warnings Relating to the Consumption of Fish. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 436, H.P. 320
An Act to Establish an Appeal Process for Concealed Firearms Permit Applications and to Grant Reciprocity to Other States. (Presented by Representative MACK of Standish)

L.D. 437, H.P. 321
An Act to Clarify the Law Regarding Executive Sessions of Public Bodies. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 438, H.P. 322
An Act to Expedite Removal of Invalid Voter Names from Voter Lists. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 439, H.P. 323
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Hancock County Budget Process. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 440, H.P. 324
An Act to Exempt Business Equipment Used by Christmas Tree Farmers from the Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Bridgewater)

L.D. 441, H.P. 325
An Act to Exempt Election Officials and Workers from Serving on Juries One Month Prior to an Election. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of Naples)

L.D. 442, H.P. 326
Resolve, to Create a Study Group to Prepare Pharmaceutical Guidelines for Geriatric Residents in Long-term Care Settings. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 443, H.P. 327
An Act to Require Notification of Automobile Registration Renewal Due Dates. (Presented by Representative MACK of Standish)

L.D. 444, H.P. 328
An Act to Permit Senior Citizens to Remain in Their Homes by Providing Funds for Necessary Modifications. (Presented by Representative COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 445, H.P. 329
An Act to Amend the Election Laws concerning Vacancies in the House of Representatives. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 446, H.P. 330
An Act to Amend the Application Process for the Moose Lottery. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 447, H.P. 331
An Act to Reinstate the Provision Allowing a Reduction in the Retail Seafood License Fee for Licenses Issued After September 30th. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 448, H.P. 332
An Act Regarding the Maintenance of Private Roads. (Presented by Representative TOWNSEND of Portland)

L.D. 449, H.P. 333
An Act Requiring Disclosures to be Made to Purchasers of Land Abutting Agricultural Land. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Union)

L.D. 450, H.P. 334
An Act to Allow Hunters to Kill a 2nd Deer during the Muzzle-loading Season. (Presented by Representative WATERHOUSE of Bridgton)

L.D. 451, H.P. 335
An Act Concerning Capacity of School Buses. (Presented by Representative SULLIVAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 452, H.P. 336
An Act to Implement a Recommendation of the Joint Select Committee on Research and Development Relating to Increased Opportunities for Maine Students in Math, Science and Engineering. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 453, H.P. 337
An Act to Prohibit the Department of Human Services from Closing Adolescent Cases before 18 Years of Age. (Presented by Representative QUINT of Portland)

L.D. 454, H.P. 338
An Act to Establish the Crime of Rendering a Telephone Inoperable during a Domestic Violence Incident. (Presented by Representative MUSE of South Portland)

L.D. 455, H.P. 339
An Act to Repeal the Law Requiring Retailers to Post Motor Vehicle Fuel Prices. (Presented by Representative MACK of Standish)

L.D. 456, H.P. 340
An Act to Ensure Consistency between Federal and State Estate Tax Laws. (Presented by Representative MACK of Standish)

L.D. 457, H.P. 341
An Act to Increase the Sanctions for Criminal Mischief Within a Correctional Facility. (Presented by Representative McALEVEY of Waterboro)

L.D. 458, H.P. 342
An Act to Ensure Fair Taxation of Insurance and Securities Sales. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 459, H.P. 343
An Act to Ensure Equity in the Competitive Bidding Process for Construction Projects Supported by Public Funds. (Presented by Representative BUCK of Yarmouth)

L.D. 460, H.P. 344
An Act to Provide Sales Tax Relief on Purchases of Clothing. (Presented by Representative BUCK of Yarmouth)

L.D. 461, H.P. 345
An Act to Allow a Holder of a Retail Liquor License to Sell to Other Licensed Entities. (Presented by Representative ROSEN of Bucksport)

L.D. 462, H.P. 346
An Act to Require That All Fines Collected by State Agencies Be Deposited in the General Fund. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 463, H.P. 347
An Act Concerning the Use of Road Repair or Construction Signs on State Highways. (Presented by Representative SULLIVAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 464, H.P. 348
An Act Concerning Notification by Oil Burner Technicians of Inadequate Chimneys. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Holden)

L.D. 465, H.P. 349
Resolve, to Permit the Maine Warden Service to Return a Donated All-terrain Vehicle to the Donor. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Holden)

L.D. 466, H.P. 350
An Act Concerning Payment of Medical Costs for Prisoners in County Correctional Facilities. (Presented by Representative DUGAY of Cherryfield)

L.D. 467, H.P. 351
An Act Authorizing Municipalities to Create Nonprofit Corporations for the Sole Purpose of Providing Homeowners Liability Insurance to Citizens of the Municipalities. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 468, H.P. 352
An Act to Require Insurers to Disclose Insurance Data to Schools and Municipalities. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 469, H.P. 353
An Act Concerning the Requirement for Surety Bonds for County Treasurers, Sheriffs and Chief Deputies. (Presented by Representative JABAR of Waterville)

L.D. 470, H.P. 354
An Act Requiring Compensation for Loss of Property Value Due to State or Local Regulation. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 471, H.P. 355
An Act to Repeal the Public Utilities Commission's Authority to Issue Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity for Electric Transmission. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 472, S.P. 152
An Act to Amend the Revised Maine Securities Act. (Presented by Senator ABROMSON of Cumberland)

L.D. 473, S.P. 153
An Act to Clarify the Laws Pertaining to the Importation of Fish. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 474, S.P. 154
An Act Relating to the Crime of Murder and to the Murder of Children. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 475, S.P. 155
An Act to Promote Adult Education. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 476, S.P. 156
An Act to Prohibit the Negotiation of Severance Pay Lower than the State Minimum. (Presented by Senator MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 477, S.P. 157
An Act Requiring Legislative Approval of Ecological Reserves. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 478, S.P. 158
An Act to Establish a Maine Agriculture Market and Production Development Program. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 479, S.P. 159
An Act Regarding the Taxation of Natural Gas in a Gas Pipeline. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 480, S.P. 160
An Act Regarding Hunting on One's Own Land. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 481, S.P. 161
An Act to Keep Public Lands Open to Hunting, Fishing and Trapping. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 482, S.P. 162
An Act Concerning County Treasurers. (Presented by Senator FERGUSON of Oxford)

L.D. 483, S.P. 163
An Act to Include a Denturist on the Board of Dental Examiners. (Presented by Senator MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 484, S.P. 164
An Act to Require Insurers to Cover Procedures Performed by Licensed Denturists. (Presented by Senator MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 485, H.P. 360
An Act to Exempt Military Retirees from State Income Taxes. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 486, H.P. 361
An Act Regarding Fish Stocking. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 487, H.P. 362
An Act to Strengthen Child Abuse Prevention in Maine. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 488, H.P. 363
An Act to Amend the Statute of Limitations for Land Surveyors. (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 489, H.P. 364
An Act to Change the Homestead Exemption to 7% of Just Value. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 490, H.P. 365
An Act to Assist Students with Disabilities. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 491, H.P. 366
Resolve, to Study the Use of Gross and Net Income in Eligibility for Public Benefits. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 492, H.P. 367
An Act to Implement a Recommendation of the Joint Select Committee on Research and Development to Provide Adequate Laboratory Equipment in Maine Schools. (Presented by Representative BELANGER of Caribou)

L.D. 493, H.P. 368
An Act to Amend the Laws Pertaining to Entrances to Highways. (Presented by Representative NASS of Acton)

L.D. 494, H.P. 369
An Act to Facilitate Implementation of Municipal Growth Management Programs. (Presented by Representative NASS of Acton)

L.D. 495, H.P. 370
An Act to Exempt Newspaper Deliverers from the Seat Belt Law. (Presented by Representative NASS of Acton)

L.D. 496, H.P. 371
An Act to Abrogate the Rule Against Perpetuities. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of Naples)

L.D. 497, H.P. 372
An Act to Promote the Use of the Secret Ballot at Town Meetings. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 498, H.P. 373
An Act Relating to Transfer of Ownership of Dams. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 499, H.P. 374
An Act to Appropriate Funds for Acquisitions for the Maine State Library and for Library Resource Sharing. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 500, H.P. 375
An Act to Establish an Administrative Procedure to Hear Polling Place Violation Complaints. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 501, H.P. 376
An Act to Eliminate Voter Registration on Election Day. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 502, H.P. 377
An Act to Amend the Fines for Operating an Uninspected or Unregistered Vehicle. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

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