weekly
LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXV, No. 5

Monday, February 8, 1999

119th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Private and Special Law

Signed by the Governor
January 28, 1999

Ch. 1 - 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. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 12, L.D. 1)

(Chaptered copies of the above measures may be obtained from the Engrossing Department, Room 126, State House, 7 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0007, Ph. 207-287-1649.)

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1999

L.D. 843, H.P. 603
An Act to Regulate Anchors Used in Elver Fishing. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Union)

L.D. 844, H.P. 604
An Act to Change the Moose Hunting Season to the Last Week of September. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 845, H.P. 605
An Act to Increase Access to Health Care for Low-income Maine People. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 846, H.P. 606
An Act to Allow Elderly License Holders and Children to Fish by Any Method. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Union)

L.D. 847, H.P. 607
An Act to Reduce State Employee and Teacher Contributions to the Maine State Retirement System. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 848, H.P. 608
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Coastal Quality Improvement Council. (Presented by Representative PEAVEY of Woolwich)

L.D. 849, H.P. 609
An Act Regarding Lobster Trap Escape Vent Dimensions. (Presented by Representative VOLENIK of Brooklin)

L.D. 850, H.P. 610
An Act to Institute Wild Number Beano. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 851, H.P. 611
An Act to Establish a Lottery for Deer Hunters to Allow a Hunter to Take 2 Deer. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 852, H.P. 612
Resolve, to Study Outdated, Contradictory and Unenforced Laws. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Holden)

L.D. 853, H.P. 613
An Act to Prohibit the Destruction of Structures in Baxter State Park Without Prior Legislative Approval. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 854, H.P. 614
An Act Concerning the Use of Foot-hold Traps for Coyote in the Unorganized Territory. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 855, H.P. 615
An Act to Improve the Management of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 856, H.P. 616
An Act to Create Minimum Education Requirements for Prisoners in the Department of Corrections System. (Presented by Representative BAKER of Bangor)

L.D. 857, H.P. 617
An Act Concerning Certified Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives as Primary Care Providers. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 858, H.P. 618
An Act to Increase Eligibility for the Elderly Low-cost Drug Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McNEIL of Rockland)

L.D. 859, H.P. 619
An Act to Require that the State Planning Office Report to the Committee on State and Local Government. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 860, H.P. 620
An Act to Limit the Adverse Possession Laws. (Presented by Representative SKOGLUND of St. George)

L.D. 861, H.P. 621
An Act to Create a Seamless Treatment Plan for the Adult Offender with Substance Abuse Problems. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BAKER of Bangor)

L.D. 862, H.P. 622
An Act Authorizing a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $7,500,000 to Fund Seat Belts for School Buses. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 863, H.P. 623
An Act to Amend the Pulling Event Laws. (Presented by Representative CHICK of Lebanon)

L.D. 864, H.P. 624
An Act to Establish the Expenditure Forecasting Committee. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 865, S.P. 293
An Act to Make Uniform Hours for Agency Liquor Stores. (Presented by Senator MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 866, S.P. 294
An Act to Include a Podiatrist in the Definition of Physician. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 867, S.P. 295
Resolve, to Amend the Requirements for Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs. (Presented by Senator RAND of Cumberland)

L.D. 868, S.P. 296
An Act to Eliminate the Requirement of Cash on Delivery for Beer and Wine Sales to Businesses. (Presented by Senator PINGREE of Knox)

L.D. 869, S.P. 297
An Act to Amend Maine's Payroll Processing Laws. (Presented by Senator PINGREE of Knox)

L.D. 870, S.P. 298
An Act to Improve School Safety and Learning Environments. (Presented by President LAWRENCE of York)

L.D. 871, S.P. 299
An Act to Amend the Process for Granting Aquaculture Leases. (Presented by Senator SMALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 872, S.P. 300
An Act to Improve the Maine Clean Election Act. (Presented by Senator FERGUSON of Oxford)

L.D. 873, S.P. 302
An Act to Clarify Municipal Responsibility for the Maintenance of Veterans' Gravesites. (Presented by President LAWRENCE of York)

L.D. 874, S.P. 301
An Act to Remove Certain Records Concerning Minors From the Definition of "Public Records". (Presented by Senator AMERO of Cumberland)

L.D. 875, H.P. 625
An Act to Minimize the Harmful Effects of Lead. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 876, H.P. 626
An Act to Amend the Renewable Portfolio Standard to Promote Maine's Renewable Energy Facilities. (Presented by Representative COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 877, H.P. 627
An Act to Clarify Public Nuisance Descriptions. (Presented by Representative COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 878, H.P. 628
An Act to Require the State to Be Responsible for the Costs of School Employee Criminal History Records Checks and Fingerprinting. (Presented by Representative GREEN of Monmouth)

L.D. 879, H.P. 629
An Act to Enable School Attendance. (Presented by Representative BRENNAN of Portland)

L.D. 880, H.P. 630
An Act to Extend the Jurisdiction of the Maine Labor Relations Board to Employees of Public Higher Education Institutions Who Have Been Employed for Less than 6 Months. (Presented by Representative BAKER of Bangor)

L.D. 881, H.P. 631
An Act to Require the Department of Human Services to Pay for Child Care for Children of Teen Parents Enrolled in High School. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 882, H.P. 632
An Act to Require Live Answering of Department of Human Services Hot Lines. (Presented by Representative POWERS of Rockport)

L.D. 883, H.P. 633
An Act to Increase the Premium on Liquor. (Presented by Representative GREEN of Monmouth)

L.D. 884, H.P. 634
An Act to Increase Sanctions for Passing School Buses that Have Red Lights Flashing. (Presented by Representative POWERS of Rockport)

L.D. 885, H.P. 635
An Act to Decrease the Time by Which Rent Is Considered Late. (Presented by Representative CHIZMAR of Lisbon)

L.D. 886, H.P. 636
An Act to Establish Lobster Hatcheries. (Presented by Representative VOLENIK of Brooklin)

L.D. 887, H.P. 637
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Expenditure of $1,000,000 to Provide Water Safety Zone Marker Buoys for Maine's Lakes and Ponds for the Facilitation of Compliance with Safe Boating Laws. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 888, H.P. 638
An Act to Grant the State Board of Education Authority to Appoint the Commissioner of Education. (Presented by Representative PINKHAM of Lamoine)

L.D. 889, H.P. 639
An Act to Increase Public Awareness in Child Protection Cases. (Presented by Representative QUINT of Portland)

L.D. 890, H.P. 640
An Act to Amend the Captive Insurance Company Laws with Respect to Taxation. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 891, H.P. 641
An Act to Establish Thresholds for Delegated Purchasing Authorities and Requirements for Competitive Bidding. (Presented by Representative AHEARNE of Madawaska)

L.D. 892, H.P. 642
An Act to Transfer Responsibilities of the Advisory Committee on Improving Outdoor Recreational Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities to the Statewide Independent Living Council. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 893, H.P. 643
An Act to Amend the Laws Relating to Notaries Public. (Presented by Representative BAGLEY of Machias)

L.D. 894, H.P. 644
An Act to Facilitate Price Comparisons for Utility Service. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Belmont)

L.D. 895, H.P. 645
An Act to Streamline Sales and Use Tax Reporting. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 896, H.P. 646
An Act to Require Identification for Hearing Impaired Persons. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 897, H.P. 647
An Act to Extend the Management Plan Requirement for Forest Owners under the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GOOLEY of Farmington)

L.D. 898, H.P. 648
An Act to Require Proof of Liquor Liability Insurance Upon Demand by a Municipality. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 899, H.P. 649
An Act to Establish a Part-time Liquor License. (Presented by Representative HONEY of Boothbay)

L.D. 900, H.P. 650
An Act to Reestablish the Municipal Boundary between Pownal and Durham. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 901, H.P. 651
An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding the Scallop Fishing Season and Scallop Fishing Gear Requirements. (Presented by Representative VOLENIK of Brooklin)

L.D. 902, H.P. 652
An Act to Limit Load Weights on State Roads. (Presented by Representative POWERS of Rockport)

L.D. 903, H.P. 653
An Act to Amend the Concealed Weapons Permit Laws. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Bridgewater)

L.D. 904, H.P. 654
An Act to Provide Term Limits for the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives. (Presented by Representative MURPHY of Kennebunk)

L.D. 905, S.P. 303
An Act Concerning the 1999 Elver Fishery. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 906, S.P. 304
An Act to Improve Elver Fishery Management. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 907, S.P. 305
An Act to Facilitate the Transition to Electric Utility Competition. (Presented by Senator CAREY of Kennebec)

L.D. 908, S.P. 306
An Act to Create Standards for Guardians Ad Litem in Certain Domestic Relations Matters. (Presented by Senator CAREY of Kennebec)

L.D. 909, S.P. 307
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Land Application of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludge. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of York)

L.D. 910, S.P. 308
An Act to Amend the Tax Law Regarding Tax Liability of Innocent Spouses. (Presented by Senator RAND of Cumberland)

L.D. 911, S.P. 309
An Act to Change the Reimbursement Policy on Mental Health Services. (Presented by Senator PARADIS of Aroostook)

L.D. 912, H.P. 656
Resolve, to Transfer Land in Dennysville. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 913, H.P. 657
An Act to Ensure that Persons Issuing Bad Checks are Solely Responsible for Overdraft Charges. (Presented by Representative BOUFFARD of Lewiston)

L.D. 914, H.P. 658
An Act to Require Testing for HIV and Blood-borne Pathogens of All Prisoners in the Maine Correctional System. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 915, H.P. 659
An Act to Ensure the Efficacy of Learning Results. (Presented by Representative SKOGLUND of St. George)

L.D. 916, H.P. 660
An Act to Expand Deer Hunting Opportunities for Juvenile Hunters. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 917, H.P. 661
An Act to Ban Partial Birth Abortion Except to Protect the Life or Health of the Mother. (Presented by Representative CAMERON of Rumford)

L.D. 918, H.P. 662
An Act to Mandate Abortion Reporting Standards. (Presented by Representative PLOWMAN of Hampden)

L.D. 919, H.P. 663
An Act to Require the State to Pay Medicare Costs for Retired State Employees and Retired Teachers. (Presented by Representative SAMSON of Jay)

L.D. 920, H.P. 664
An Act to Create a Lottery Ticket to Reduce Hunger in Maine. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 921, H.P. 665
An Act to Opt Out of the Requirement to Use Reformulated Gas. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 922, H.P. 666
An Act to Provide Computers for Use in the Legislature. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GERRY of Auburn)

L.D. 923, H.P. 667
An Act to Extend the Penobscot County Budget Committee. (Presented by Representative FISHER of Brewer)

L.D. 924, H.P. 668
An Act to Require That a Harbor Master be Appointed by the Municipal Officers. (Presented by Representative SKOGLUND of St. George)

L.D. 925, H.P. 669
An Act to Create a Superlien for Condominium Association Assessments. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 926, H.P. 670
An Act to Exempt Watercraft That Are Not Used from the Watercraft Excise Tax. (Presented by Representative SKOGLUND of St. George)

L.D. 927, H.P. 671
An Act to Establish Property Tax Relief for the State's Senior Citizens. (Presented by Representative SCHNEIDER of Durham)

L.D. 928, H.P. 672
An Act to Allow Sales Tax Collectors to Keep a Portion of Revenue Collected for the State. (Presented by Representative LEMONT of Kittery)

L.D. 929, H.P. 673
An Act to Require Reflectors on the Front of Utility Trailers. (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 930, H.P. 674
An Act to Implement a Recommendation of the Joint Select Committee on Research and Development to Provide Research Internship Opportunities for Teachers and Students. (Presented by Representative LEMONT of Kittery)

L.D. 931, H.P. 675
An Act to Ensure Children's Safety from Uncontrolled Dogs. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 932, H.P. 676
An Act to Establish the Position of School Nurse Consultant. (Presented by Speaker ROWE of Portland)

L.D. 933, H.P. 677
An Act to Permit the Submission of Citizens' Initiatives and Citizens' Vetoes to School Districts. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 934, H.P. 678
An Act to Prohibit Tax Revenues from Being Diverted from the Unorganized Territories. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 935, H.P. 679
An Act to Set Penalties for the Late Filing of the Tree Growth Tax Reimbursement. (Presented by Representative STEDMAN of Hartland)

L.D. 936, H.P. 680
An Act to Amend the Bail Code to Imprison Violators of Bail. (Presented by Representative TOBIN of Dexter)

L.D. 937, H.P. 681
An Act to Improve Access to Health Care for School-age Children. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 938, H.P. 682
An Act to Make It Illegal to Pass on Solid Center Lines. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Eliot)

L.D. 939, H.P. 683
An Act to Exempt Maine Residents on Active Military Duty from State Income Tax. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 940, H.P. 684
An Act to Permit Property Owners to Put Sand on and Rake Their Beaches. (Presented by Representative MACK of Standish)

L.D. 941, H.P. 685
An Act to Require That Certified Public Accounting and Public Accounting Firms Have a Majority of Their Owners Hold Certificates. (Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway)

L.D. 942, H.P. 686
An Act to Establish the Juvenile Division of the District Court. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 943, H.P. 687
An Act to Implement the Tobacco Settlement. (Presented by Representative TOWNSEND of Portland)

L.D. 944, H.P. 688
An Act to Protect Victims of Crimes in the Workplace. (Presented by Representative SAXL of Portland)

L.D. 945, S.P. 311
An Act to Require Individuals be Notified of Cancellation of Insurance Benefits. (Presented by Senator MURRAY of Penobscot)

L.D. 946, S.P. 312
An act to Change the Composition of the Somerset County Budget Committee. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 947, S.P. 313
An Act to Clarify Certain Liens. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 948, S.P. 314
An Act to Provide Professional Development for Implementing Learning Results. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 949, S.P. 315
An Act to Encourage Economic Development in the State. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 950, S.P. 316
An Act to Consolidate and Improve Agricultural Market Research and New Technology Grants in the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources to Encourage Economic Development of Maine Farms and Food Processors. (Presented by Senator KIEFFER of Aroostook)

L.D. 951, S.P. 317
An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws. (Presented by Senator PARADIS of Aroostook)

L.D. 952, S.P. 318
An Act to Reduce Unsolicited Communications from the Internet. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 953, S.P. 319
An Act to Reclassify Certain Waters of the State. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 954, S.P. 320
An Act to Improve Alcohol Server Education Courses. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 955, S.P. 321
An Act to Recodify the Auctioneers Licensing Law. (Presented by Senator MacKINNON of York)

L.D. 956, H.P. 689
Resolve, to Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force to Study Strategies to Support Parents as Children's First Teachers. (Presented by Representative BAKER of Bangor)

L.D. 957, H.P. 690
An Act to Make Supplemental Allocations from the Highway Fund for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2000 and June 30, 2001. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative JABAR of Waterville)

L.D. 958, H.P. 691
An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government and Highway Funds and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2000 and June 30, 2001. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative JABAR of Waterville)

L.D. 959, H.P. 692
An Act to Clarify the Standard for Cause in the Request for Proposal Process for the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 960, H.P. 693
An Act to Allow the Bureau of Labor Standards to Assess Administrative Civil Money Penalties for Labor Law Violations. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 961, H.P. 694
An Act to Strengthen the State's Drug Laws. (Presented by Representative SCHNEIDER of Durham)

L.D. 962, H.P. 695
An Act to Regulate the Dragging of Scallops on the Medomak River. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 963, H.P. 696
An Act to Promote Good Health Practices in Maine. (Presented by Representative KASPRZAK of Newport)

L.D. 964, H.P. 697
An Act to Protect Personal Property. (Presented by Representative KASPRZAK of Newport)

L.D. 965, H.P. 698
An Act to Require the State to Reimburse Licensed Vehicle Inspection Stations for Unused Inspection Stickers. (Presented by Representative KASPRZAK of Newport)

L.D. 966, H.P. 699
An Act to Allow Indian Gaming at Established Commercial Race Tracks. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 967, H.P. 700
An Act Concerning Heating Sources in Public Housing. (Presented by Representative BRAGDON of Bangor)

L.D. 968, H.P. 701
An Act to Restore Municipal Revenue Sharing. (Presented by Representative GAGNON of Waterville)

L.D. 969, H.P. 702
An Act to Exempt Food That is Medically Necessary From Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative DAVIDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 970, H.P. 703
Resolve, Authorizing the Knox County Commissioners to Borrow Not More than $2,500,000 for Construction or Renovation of a District Court and Office Areas in Knox County. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McNEIL of Rockland)

L.D. 971, H.P. 704
An Act to Allow Three Hunters to Hunt Deer Together. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 972, H.P. 705
An Act to Allow Hunters to Kill One Deer During Each Hunting Season. (Presented by Representative KASPRZAK of Newport)

L.D. 973, H.P. 706
An Act to Amend the Illegal Transportation of Liquor Law. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of Naples)

L.D. 974, H.P. 707
An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding Elver Fishing. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 975, H.P. 708
An Act to Establish a Mental Health, Human Services and Corrections Ombudsman. (Presented by Representative TOWNSEND of Portland)

L.D. 976, H.P. 709
An Act to Reduce the Amount of Paperwork Required for Transactions Involving the Sale of Wood. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 977, S.P. 323
An Act to Improve Motorcycle Safety. (Presented by Senator KONTOS of Cumberland)

L.D. 978, S.P. 324
An Act to Allow a Subpermittee on a Moose Hunting Permit to Be Named after the Moose Lottery. (Presented by Senator KIEFFER of Aroostook)

L.D. 979, S.P. 325
An Act to Use Funds From the Sale of Utility Company Properties to Help Offset Ice Storm 1998 Expenses. (Presented by Senator CAREY of Kennebec)

L.D. 980, S.P. 326
An Act to Increase Access to Nontraditional Medical Alternatives. (Presented by Senator PINGREE of Knox)

L.D. 981, S.P. 327
Resolve, Directing the Department of Education to Authorize the City of Auburn to Conduct the Expansion, Renovation and Repair of the East Auburn School in Auburn, Maine. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 982, S.P. 328
An Act to Reimburse Municipalities for the Property Tax Loss for County Property that is Used but not Leased by the State. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 983, S.P. 329
An Act to Amend the Centers for Innovation Program. (Presented by President LAWRENCE of York)

L.D. 984, S.P. 330
An Act to Allow the Town of Madrid to Deorganize. (Presented by Senator BENOIT of Franklin)

L.D. 985, S.P. 331
An Act to Increase the Penalties for Providing Alcohol to a Minor, Possession of Alcohol by a Minor and Certain Other Offenses. (Presented by Senator CASSIDY of Washington)

L.D. 986, S.P. 332
Resolve, Establishing a Commission to Study the Feasibility of Reestablishing a Brook Trout and Landlocked Salmon Hatchery in Northern Maine. (Presented by Senator KIEFFER of Aroostook)

L.D. 987, S.P. 333
An Act to Validate Voluntary Collective Bargaining Provisions that May Affect Educational Policies. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 988, S.P. 334
An Act to Facilitate the Collection of Data Concerning the Health Care Services Provided by Certified Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 989, S.P. 335
An Act to Ensure Access to Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. (Presented by Senator BERUBE of Androscoggin)

L.D. 990, S.P. 336
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue to Reduce Household Hazardous Waste and Mercury Contamination and to Increase Recycling of Municipal Solid Waste through Investment in Capital Equipment and Collection Programs in the Amount of $2,000,000. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 991, S.P. 337
An Act to Require Coverage for Services Performed by Certified Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives to Patients Referred by Primary Care Providers. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 992, S.P. 338
An Act to Establish Parity for Patients of Certified Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 993, S.P. 339
An Act to Reinvest in the Land for Maine's Future Fund. (Presented by Senator PINGREE of Knox)

L.D. 994, S.P. 340
An Act Regarding State Construction Projects. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 995, S.P. 341
Resolve, Directing the Maine State Retirement System to Provide Each Member with a Statement of Account No Later Than December 31, 1999. (Presented by Senator HARRIMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 996, S.P. 342
An Act to Strengthen the Criminal Justice Response to Domestic Violence. (Presented by Senator HARRIMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 997, S.P. 343
Resolve, Granting a Right-of-way Across Baxter State Park Authority Property in the Town of Harpswell to the Coffin Family. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator HARRIMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 998, S.P. 344
An Act to Preserve and Improve Public Access to Inland and Coastal Waters. (Presented by Senator HARRIMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 999, S.P. 345
An Act to Reduce Property Taxes by Reimbursing Out-of-District Special Education Placements and to Establish Oversight of Those Costs. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1000, S.P. 346
An Act to Provide Insurance Parity for Substance Abuse Treatment. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1001, H.P. 711
An Act to Repeal Term Limits. (Presented by Representative CAMERON of Rumford)

L.D. 1002, H.P. 712
Resolve, to Comprehensively Address Protection of Public Health and Natural Resources. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1003, H.P. 713
An Act to Allow for Navigation in Areas of Elver Fishing. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1004, H.P. 714
An Act Regarding Access to Higher Education. (Presented by Representative BRENNAN of Portland)

L.D. 1005, H.P. 715
An Act to Equalize Tolls. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 1006, H.P. 716
An Act to Provide for Citizen Participation in the Hancock County Budget. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1007, H.P. 717
An Act to Repeal the Authorization of Lucerne-in-Maine Village Corporation to Construct Dams and Fishways. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1008, H.P. 718
An Act to Require Labeling of Fruits and Vegetables to Identify Country of Origin. (Presented by Representative ETNIER of Harpswell)

L.D. 1009, H.P. 719
An Act to Require Notification of Motor Vehicle Registration Expiration. (Presented by Representative ETNIER of Harpswell)

L.D. 1010, H.P. 720
An Act Regarding the Family Court. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of Naples)

L.D. 1011, H.P. 721
An Act to Change the Application of the Durable Financial Power of Attorney Provisions. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of Naples)

L.D. 1012, H.P. 722
An Act to Increase Public Trust in Medical Care. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 1013, H.P. 723
An Act to Provide Funding to Install Water Mains on Certain Roads in Standish. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MACK of Standish)

L.D. 1014, H.P. 724
An Act to Allow Private Maintenance of Public Easements. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 1015, H.P. 725
Resolve, to Implement the Recommendations of the Select Commission to Study the Opening of a Discount State Liquor Store in Fort Kent. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Select Commission to Study the Opening of a Discount Liquor Store in Fort Kent, pursuant to Public Law 1997, chapter 755, section 2.)

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Bill text is also available at the Maine Legislature Web Site /legis - choose "Session Information" to go to the list of available bills. New bills are added every couple of days.