weekly
LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXV, No. 6

Monday, February 15, 1999

119th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

L.D. 1016, H.P. 726
An Act to Require That a Translator Be Available to Employees In the Workers' Compensation Process. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 1017, H.P. 727
An Act to Ensure That Funds Received from Penalties Due to Lack of Workers' Compensation Coverage Go to the Workers' Compensation Board. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 1018, H.P. 728
An Act to Amend the Prevailing Wage Laws. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 1019, H.P. 729
An Act to Limit Mandatory Overtime. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 1020, H.P. 730
An Act to Improve Cultural Information on the Interstate. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1021, H.P. 731
An Act to Allow a Movie Rental Company Restitution if a Person Fails to Return a Movie. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1022, H.P. 732
An Act to Provide Funding for the Advisory Commission on Women Veterans. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 1023, H.P. 733
An Act to Increase Eligibility Levels for Access to Prescription Drugs for the Elderly. (Presented by Representative McALEVEY of Waterboro)

L.D. 1024, H.P. 734
An Act to Revise the Purpose and Authority of the Long-term Care Steering Committee. (Presented by Representative SAMSON of Jay)

L.D. 1025, H.P. 735
Resolve, to Lengthen the Screening Period for Long-term Care Assessments. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1026, H.P. 736
An Act to Allow Crossbow Use During Archery Season by a Person who has Lost the Use of a Hand. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1027, H.P. 737
An Act to Extend the Waiting Period for Obtaining a Divorce. (Presented by Representative DESMOND of Mapleton)

L.D. 1028, H.P. 738
An Act to Prevent Tampering With Indian Archeological Sites. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 1029, H.P. 739
An Act to Encourage Support of Passamaquoddy Tribal Government Through On-reservation Business Activities. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 1030, H.P. 740
An Act to Create the Coyote-snaring Season. (Presented by Representative SHOREY of Calais)

L.D. 1031, H.P. 741
An Act to Require that Child Support Benefits Designated Children. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1032, H.P. 742
An Act to Require Motor Vehicles to Stop for All Pedestrians in a Crosswalk. (Presented by Representative STEVENS of Orono)

L.D. 1033, H.P. 743
An Act to Allow Former Employees of Head Start Credit in the Maine State Retirement System. (Presented by Representative RINES of Wiscasset)

L.D. 1034, H.P. 744
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation to Repair Route 2 Between Skowhegan and Newport. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 1035, H.P. 745
An Act to Require Maine's Off-track Betting Facilities to Promote Maine Racing. (Presented by Representative BRUNO of Raymond)

L.D. 1036, H.P. 746
An Act to Repeal Term Limits for Legislators and Constitutional Officers. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 1037, H.P. 747
An Act to Protect Children from Internet Predators. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 1038, H.P. 748
An Act to Prohibit Conflicts of Interest for Persons Serving on State Agencies, Boards or Commissions. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 1039, H.P. 749
An Act to Allow Horse Racing Commencing at Noon on Sundays. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 1040, H.P. 750
An Act to Allow all Fines Collected by the Maine Court System as a Result of Evasion of Fare Laws to be Transferred to the Maine Turnpike Authority. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 1041, H.P. 751
An Act to Amend Municipal Revenue Sharing to Take Into Account Sales Tax Revenues. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1042, H.P. 752
An Act to Require Liability Insurance for Sellers of Liquor Consumed on the Premises. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of Naples)

L.D. 1043, H.P. 753
An Act to Clarify the Guidelines for the Allocation of Tri-state Lottery Machines. (Presented by Representative NASS of Acton)

L.D. 1044, H.P. 754
An Act to Require Notification by Law Enforcement Officers Before Tape-recording Certain Conversations. (Presented by Representative TRACY of Rome)

L.D. 1045, H.P. 755
An Act to Increase the State Income Tax Brackets to Match the Federal Income Tax Brackets. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1046, H.P. 756
An Act to Prohibit the Employment of Professional Strikebreakers. (Presented by Representative SAMSON of Jay)

L.D. 1047, H.P. 757
An Act to Increase the Penalty for Failure to Secure Workers' Compensation Insurance. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 1048, H.P. 758
An Act to Amend the Androscoggin County Budget Process. (Presented by Representative BOUFFARD of Lewiston)

L.D. 1049, H.P. 759
An Act to Repeal the Enhanced Inspection Requirements for Motor Vehicles Registered in Cumberland County. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1050, H.P. 760
An Act to Establish a Scholarship Fund for Law Enforcement Education. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 1051, S.P. 347
An Act to Apportion State Lottery Funds to Pay for Quality Early Care and Education. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 1052, S.P. 348
An Act to Assist Disabled Fly-fishing Anglers. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1053, S.P. 349
An Act to Clarify the Laws Relating to Nonstate-funded School Construction Projects Approved by the Commissioner of Education that Replace Existing School Buildings. (Presented by Senator KONTOS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1054, S.P. 350
An Act Requiring Doctors Giving 2nd Opinions in Workers' Compensation Cases to be Certified. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1055, S.P. 351
An Act to Bring Certain Maine Drug Test Levels into Conformity With Federal Standards. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1056, S.P. 352
An Act to Clarify Conflicts of Interest Regarding Local School Board Members. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1057, S.P. 353
Resolve, Directing the Public Utilities Commission to Investigate Whether Internet Traffic Should Be Classified as Local or Toll. (Presented by Senator CAREY of Kennebec)

L.D. 1058, S.P. 354
An Act to Provide for Geographic Distribution of Funds for Civil Legal Services. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 1059, S.P. 355
An Act to Appropriate $20,000 from the General Fund to Assist the Salmon Restoration Project on the St. Croix River. (Presented by Senator CASSIDY of Washington)

L.D. 1060, S.P. 356
An Act to Allow Credit Card Users to Purchase Payment Insurance. (Presented by Senator MacKINNON of York)

L.D. 1061, S.P. 357
An Act to Improve Access to Prescription Drugs for the Elderly. (Presented by Senator BENOIT of Franklin)

L.D. 1062, S.P. 358
An Act to Reduce the Excise Tax on the Resale of Program Cars in the Same Year. (Presented by Senator MacKINNON of York)

L.D. 1063, S.P. 359
An Act to Create Quality Child Care Investment Incentives. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 1064, S.P. 360
An Act to Stimulate Job Creation and Investment in Maine by Amending the Income Tax Apportionment Formula. (Presented by Senator RUHLIN of Penobscot)

L.D. 1065, S.P. 361
An Act to Increase Fines for Long-term Care Facilities that Fail to Provide Quality Care to Residents. (Presented by Senator PINGREE of Knox)

L.D. 1066, S.P. 362
An Act to Establish the Early Care and Revolving Loan Program. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 1067, S.P. 364
An Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Laws. (Submitted by the Workers' Compensation Board pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 39-A, section 152.)

L.D. 1068, S.P. 367
An Act to Clarify Municipal Obligations to an Unlicensed Mobile Home Park. (Presented by President LAWRENCE of York)

L.D. 1069, S.P. 368
An Act to Create Additional Incentives for Landowners to Voluntarily Conserve Land in the State's Conservation Land Program. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 1070, S.P. 369
An Act to Expand the Bottle Law to Include Certain Beverage Containers. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of York)

L.D. 1071, S.P. 370
An Act Requiring Notification of Violation to Motor Carriers. (Presented by Senator O'GARA of Cumberland)

L.D. 1072, S.P. 371
An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding Antique Snowmobile Registration. (Presented by Senator KIEFFER of Aroostook)

L.D. 1073, S.P. 372
An Act to Relate the State Liquor Tax to the Amount Transferred to the General Fund. (Presented by Senator CASSIDY of Washington)

L.D. 1074, S.P. 373
An Act to Change the Percent of Gross Sales of Tri-State Lotto That May Be Paid Out As Prizes. (Presented by Senator CAREY of Kennebec)

L.D. 1075, S.P. 374
An Act to Continue Restorative Justice. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MURRAY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1076, S.P. 375
An Act to Simplify the Process of Claiming Abandoned Vehicles. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of York)

L.D. 1077, S.P. 376
An Act to Prevent Minors from Acquiring Beer-making or Wine- making Equipment. (Presented by Senator O'GARA of Cumberland)

L.D. 1078, S.P. 377
An Act to Extend Term Limits for Elected Officials and Constitutional Officers. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1079, S.P. 378
An Act to Establish a Framework for Management of Emerging Fisheries. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 1080, S.P. 379
An Act to Direct State Capital Investments to Locally Designated Growth Areas. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 1081, S.P. 380
An Act to Enact the Uniform Foreign Money-judgments Recognition Act. (Presented by Senator MURRAY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1082, S.P. 381
An Act to Reauthorize and Amend the Diesel-powered Motor Vehicle Emission Opacity Testing Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1083, S.P. 382
An Act to Amend the Real Estate Brokerage Law. (Presented by Senator KONTOS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1084, H.P. 761
An Act to Create a Monitoring Program in the Department of Human Services. (Presented by Representative PLOWMAN of Hampden)

L.D. 1085, H.P. 762
An Act to Amend the Qualifications for Participation in the High School Aspirations Incentives Program. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Farmingdale)

L.D. 1086, H.P. 763
An Act to Improve Snowmobile Trail Grooming. (Presented by Representative CAMERON of Rumford)

L.D. 1087, H.P. 764
An Act to Require the Department of Human Services to Provide Disclosure in Child Protection Proceedings. (Presented by Representative PLOWMAN of Hampden)

L.D. 1088, H.P. 765
An Act to Prohibit Permanent Committees Authorized by the Baxter State Park Authority. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1089, H.P. 766
An Act to Require Consideration of Part-time Students for Dean's List and other Academic Honors within the Maine Technical College System. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 1090, H.P. 767
An Act to Change the Tax Treatment of Truck Campers. (Presented by Representative GOOLEY of Farmington)

L.D. 1091, H.P. 768
An Act to Amend Maine State Retirement System Rules to Allow Monthly Partial Direct Service Payments to Purchase Service Credit. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 1092, H.P. 769
An Act to Eliminate Discrimination in Accident Insurance Coverage. (Presented by Representative SIROIS of Caribou)

L.D. 1093, H.P. 770
An Act to Provide Farm Cooperatives More Flexibility in Establishing Officers and Using Titles for Various Officers. (Presented by Representative KNEELAND of Easton)

L.D. 1094, H.P. 771
An Act to Promote Economic Development in Northern Maine. (Presented by Representative KNEELAND of Easton)

L.D. 1095, H.P. 772
An Act to Expand the Geographic Availability of the Supervised Community Confinement Program. (Presented by Representative SIROIS of Caribou)

L.D. 1096, H.P. 773
An Act to Make Schools Safer. (Presented by Representative COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 1097, H.P. 774
An Act to Regulate Motor Vehicle Insurance Rates. (Presented by Representative PLOWMAN of Hampden)

L.D. 1098, H.P. 775
An Act to Create a Respondent's Bill of Rights in Adjudicatory Proceedings. (Presented by Representative CAMERON of Rumford)

L.D. 1099, H.P. 776
An Act to Exempt the Requirement that All Municipal Taxes Be Paid in Advance of Moving a Mobile Home. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 1100, H.P. 777
An Act to Improve the Enforcement of Traffic Laws. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 1101, H.P. 778
An Act to Require Consistency When Interviewing Children in Criminal and Civil Cases. (Presented by Representative PLOWMAN of Hampden)

L.D. 1102, H.P. 779
An Act to Remove the Limitation on Nonprofit Organizations Holding Games of Chance. (Presented by Representative CAMERON of Rumford)

L.D. 1103, H.P. 780
An Act to Lower the September Bowhunting License Fee. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Eliot)

L.D. 1104, H.P. 781
An Act to Amend the Maine Governmental Facilities Authority. (Presented by Representative ETNIER of Harpswell)

L.D. 1105, H.P. 782
Resolve, Regarding the Competitive Bidding Process for Mental Health Services. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1106, H.P. 783
An Act to Establish Ratios of Direct-care Providers to Nursing Home Residents. (Presented by Representative SAXL of Bangor)

L.D. 1107, H.P. 784
An Act to Prohibit Municipalities from Imposing Licensing Standards for Businesses and Occupations. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1108, H.P. 785
An Act to Create the Home Port Rule. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1109, H.P. 786
An Act to Prevent Children From Being Placed with a Parent Who is a Batterer or an Abuser. (Presented by Representative PLOWMAN of Hampden)

L.D. 1110, H.P. 787
An Act Regarding the Calculation of Child Support When the Child Receives Disability Benefits. (Presented by Representative JABAR of Waterville)

L.D. 1111, H.P. 788
An Act to Clarify the Lobster V-Notch Law. (Presented by Representative LEMONT of Kittery)

L.D. 1112, H.P. 789
An Act to Allow Insurance for Drivers of Multiple Vehicles. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1113, H.P. 790
An Act to Prohibit Elver Fyke Nets on Certain Rivers. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1114, H.P. 791
An Act to Permit Telescopes and Other Scientific Instruments to be Shielded from the Weather. (Presented by Representative DAVIDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1115, H.P. 792
An Act to Ensure Safety in the Sale of Shellfish. (Presented by Representative ETNIER of Harpswell)

L.D. 1116, H.P. 793
An Act to Clarify Minimum Size Standards for Marine Species under Aquaculture. (Presented by Representative ETNIER of Harpswell)

L.D. 1117, H.P. 794
An Act to Repeal Bedding, Upholstered Furniture and Stuffed Toys Laws. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 1118, H.P. 795
An Act to Enhance the Drug Testing Law. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 1119, H.P. 796
An Act to Ensure that Emergency Mental Health Services are a Covered Benefit. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 1120, H.P. 797
An Act to Amend the Uniform Health Care Decisions Act. (Presented by Representative JABAR of Waterville)

L.D. 1121, H.P. 798
An Act to Clarify the Laws Governing Service of Protection from Abuse Orders in Court. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative JABAR of Waterville)

L.D. 1122, H.P. 799
An Act to Return a Percentage of the Meals and Lodging Tax to the Municipality in Which Those Taxes were Levied. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 1123, H.P. 800
An Act to Set Fees for Services for Tax-exempt Property in Municipalities. (Presented by Representative McNEIL of Rockland)

L.D. 1124, H.P. 801
Resolve, to Allow David Prentiss to Sue the State. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative O'NEAL of Limestone)

L.D. 1125, H.P. 802
An Act to Modify the State's Safe Drinking Water Laws. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 1126, H.P. 803
An Act to Increase Internal Plumbing Fees and Remedy Inconsistencies in Plumbing Laws. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1127, H.P. 804
Resolve, to Study Maine's Individual Health Insurance Market. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SAXL of Bangor)

L.D. 1128, H.P. 805
An Act Creating Offenses Against Unborn Children. (Presented by Representative KASPRZAK of Newport)

L.D. 1129, H.P. 806
An Act to Amend the Laws Pertaining to the Maine HIV Advisory Committee. (Presented by Representative QUINT of Portland)

L.D. 1130, H.P. 807
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force to Study Telecommunications Taxation. (Submitted by the Task Force to Study Telecommunications Taxation pursuant to Resolve 1997, chapter 121, section 7.)

L.D. 1131, H.P. 808
An Act Regarding Municipal Notification and Approval in the Siting of Community Living Arrangements Within a Municipality. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 1132, H.P. 809
An Act to Establish Minimum Criteria for Siting Community Living Arrangements. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 1133, H.P. 810
An Act to Reward Academic Excellence for Students Who are 16 and 17 Years of Age. (Presented by Representative COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 1134, H.P. 811
An Act to Extend the Maine Residents Property Tax Program to Persons Living in Subsidized Housing Who Receive Certain Disability Payments. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Livermore)

L.D. 1135, H.P. 812
An Act to Ensure that a Person with Pervasive Development Disorder is Not Penalized under the Insurance Laws. (Presented by Representative MacDOUGALL of North Berwick)

L.D. 1136, H.P. 813
An Act to Provide an Inflation Adjustment for the Elderly Low-cost Drug Program. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1137, H.P. 814
An Act to Allow Police Officers to Prosecute Their Own Traffic Infractions in District Court. (Presented by Representative SCHNEIDER of Durham)

L.D. 1138, H.P. 815
An Act to Set Minimum Standards for Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Stations. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1139, H.P. 816
An Act to Amend the Law for Children of Lobster License Holders. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 1140, H.P. 817
An Act to Protect Cemeteries. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 1141, H.P. 818
An Act to Provide Fairness for Nondrinkers in Restaurants. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 1142, H.P. 819
An Act to Provide for Suit Against Certain State Employees. (Presented by Representative PLOWMAN of Hampden)

L.D. 1143, H.P. 820
An Act to Provide Funding for the Education Research Institute. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1144, H.P. 821
An Act to Make Public Certain Information Regarding Forest Practices. (Presented by Representative SAMSON of Jay)

L.D. 1145, H.P. 822
An Act to Increase the Penalties for Persons in Possession of Crack Cocaine in Conformity with the Penalties for Similarly Dangerous Drugs. (Presented by Representative SCHNEIDER of Durham)

L.D. 1146, H.P. 823
An Act to Amend the Laws Authorizing the Renovation of the State Capitol Building and Other State Buildings. (Presented by Representative PLOWMAN of Hampden)

L.D. 1147, H.P. 824
An Act to Decriminalize Resource Protection Violations by Seafood Dealers. (Presented by Representative VOLENIK of Brooklin)

L.D. 1148, H.P. 825
An Act to Amend the Maine Tort Claims Act. (Presented by Representative AHEARNE of Madawaska)

L.D. 1149, H.P. 826
An Act to Require the Municipal Clerk to Attend at Least One Training Session that is Approved by the Secretary of State Every 2 Years Regarding the Conduct of Elections. (Presented by Representative FISHER of Brewer)

L.D. 1150, H.P. 827
An Act to Amend the Moose Hunting Laws. (Presented by Representative SIROIS of Caribou)

L.D. 1151, H.P. 828
An Act to Authorize the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management to Establish a Disaster Relief Trust Fund. (Presented by Representative McALEVEY of Waterboro)

L.D. 1152, H.P. 829
An Act to Fund the Maine Resident Homestead Property Tax Exemption Program. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 1153, H.P. 830
An Act to Require Counties to be Reimbursed 100% for all Prisoners Incarcerated in Jail From Other Jurisdictions From Arrival Until Departure. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 1154, H.P. 831
An Act to Make November 1st the Opening Day of the Scallop Season throughout the State. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 1155, H.P. 832
An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding Abandoned Property. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 1156, H.P. 833
An Act to Repeal the Elective Share Available to Surviving Spouses under the Probate Code. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 1157, H.P. 834
An Act to Ensure the Payment of Real Estate Taxes on Transferred Property. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 1158, H.P. 835
An Act to Ensure Equality in Mental Health Coverage for Children and Adults. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 1159, H.P. 836
An Act to Create the Calais to Eastport Rail Authority and Transfer State Ownership of Certain Railroad Rights-of-way. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 1160, H.P. 837
An Act to Amend Certain Laws Administered by the Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Land and Water Quality. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1161, H.P. 838
An Act to Create the East-West Highway Authority. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 1162, S.P. 383
An Act to Require Legislative Review of Rules Regarding Campaign Report Filing Forms. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1163, S.P. 384
An Act to Amend the Laws Concerning Suspension or Revocation of Driver's Licenses for Failure to File a Report. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 1164, S.P. 385
An Act to Clarify Landlord Access to Premises in Residential Tenancies. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1165, S.P. 386
An Act Regarding the Retirement Plan for Rangers in the Law Enforcement Bargaining Unit at Baxter State Park. (Presented by Senator MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1166, S.P. 387
An Act to Establish Occupational Health and Safety Standards for Operators of Video Display Terminals. (Presented by Senator RAND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1167, S.P. 388
An Act to Establish the Local Option Tax on Liquor, Meals and Lodging. (Presented by Senator RAND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1168, S.P. 389
An Act to Provide Equity in Prescription Insurance for Contraceptive Coverage. (Presented by Senator PINGREE of Knox)

L.D. 1169, S.P. 390
An Act to Improve the Accountability of the Maine Children's Trust and to Explicitly Include High-quality Child Care as an Integral Part of its Mission. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 1170, S.P. 391
An Act Concerning the Review of State Solid Waste Management Policies. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 1171, S.P. 392
An Act to Provide for Management of the Harvest of Seaweed. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 1172, S.P. 393
Resolve, Establishing a Task Force to Study the Need for an Agricultural Vitality Zone Program. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 1173, H.P. 839
An Act Regarding Elver Fishing. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 1174, H.P. 840
An Act to Revise the Business Equipment Property Tax Reimbursement Program. (Presented by Representative TRIPP of Topsham)

L.D. 1175, H.P. 841
An Act to Create a 2-year Moratorium on the "Bucks Only" Restriction Imposed on Deer Hunters. (Presented by Representative KASPRZAK of Newport)

L.D. 1176, H.P. 842
An Act to Amend the Real Estate Brokerage Laws Regarding Property Disclosure. (Presented by Representative CIANCHETTE of South Portland)

L.D. 1177, H.P. 843
An Act to Amend the Property Tax Exemption for Hospitals. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1178, H.P. 844
An Act Concerning Public Postings by Political Parties. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1179, H.P. 845
An Act to Amend Weight Requirement Inequalities Between Hauling Wood Products and Hauling Other Products. (Presented by Representative KASPRZAK of Newport)

L.D. 1180, H.P. 846
An Act to Require Additional Vaccines for Employees of Health Care Facilities. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 1181, H.P. 847
An Act to Amend the Laws Pertaining to Dangerous Dogs. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of Naples)

L.D. 1182, H.P. 848
An Act to Amend the Qualifications of Weighmasters. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 1183, H.P. 849
An Act to Increase Harness Racing Opportunities. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 1184, H.P. 850
An Act to Amend the Inspection Process for Motor Vehicles That Fail Inspection. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1185, H.P. 851
Resolve, to Establish the Renewable Energy Policy Commission. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 1186, S.P. 395
An Act Regarding the Circumstances under Which a Physician May Be Disciplined. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1187, S.P. 396
Resolve, to Preserve the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Block Grant Funds Reserved for Future Use. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1188, S.P. 397
An Act to Amend Law Enforcement Powers of Maine Forest Rangers. (Presented by Senator KIEFFER of Aroostook)

L.D. 1189, S.P. 398
An Act to Ensure Adequate Funding of Certain Public Safety Programs of Occupational or Professional Licensure Boards. (Presented by Senator MacKINNON of York)

L.D. 1190, S.P. 399
An Act to Allow Greenings Island to Secede from the Town of Southwest Harbor. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 1191, S.P. 400
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $5,000,000 to Promote the Cranberry Industry. (Presented by Senator CASSIDY of Washington)

L.D. 1192, S.P. 401
An Act to Update Insurance Financial Standards. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 1193, S.P. 404
An Act to Ensure that Land for Maine's Future Acquisitions Include Lands of Local or Regional Significance. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 1194, S.P. 405
An Act to Expand the Basic Service Calling Area in Certain Rural Areas. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 1195, S.P. 406
An Act to Create Accountability in the Management of Trout and Salmon in Maine. (Presented by Senator KIEFFER of Aroostook)

L.D. 1196, S.P. 407
An Act to Clarify the Amount of Meals and Lodging Tax Applicable When an Establishment Has Take-out and On-premise Food. (Presented by Senator HARRIMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 1197, S.P. 408
An Act to Encourage the Acquisition of Long-term Care Insurance. (Presented by Senator HARRIMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 1198, S.P. 409
An Act to Expand Opportunities for Education, Training and Employment for Displaced Homemakers. (Presented by Senator PINGREE of Knox)

L.D. 1199, S.P. 410
An Act to Tax Docking Fees for Pleasure Boats Greater than 19 Feet in Length. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1200, S.P. 411
An Act to Amend the Laws Pertaining to Excise Tax Collection. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 1201, S.P. 412
An Act to Require Licensing Fees of Tobacco Products Manufacturers. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 1202, S.P. 413
An Act to Ensure Just Sentences. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1203, S.P. 414
An Act to Increase Access to Prescription Drugs for the Elderly and for Disabled Persons. (Presented by Senator PINGREE of Knox)

L.D. 1204, S.P. 415
An Act to Amend the Fishing Laws. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 1205, S.P. 416
An Act Concerning Access to Obstetrical and Gynecological Services Provided Through Managed Care Plans. (Presented by Senator MURRAY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1206, S.P. 417
An Act to Provide for the 1999 and 2000 Allocations of the State Ceiling on Private Activity Bonds. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator KONTOS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1207, S.P. 418
An Act to Amend the Local Highway Laws. (Presented by Senator HARRIMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 1208, S.P. 419
An Act to Amend the Enhanced 9-1-1 Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator KONTOS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1209, H.P. 852
An Act Regarding Property Owners Whose Land Abuts a Solid or Special Waste Landfill. (Presented by Representative TRACY of Rome)

L.D. 1210, H.P. 853
An Act to Amend the Site Evaluator Licensing Laws. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1211, H.P. 854
An Act to Permit Wine to be Ordered through the Mail. (Presented by Representative STEVENS of Orono)

L.D. 1212, H.P. 855
Resolve, to Replace Reformulated Gasoline and Require an Alternative Reid Vapor Pressure/Low-sulfur Substitute for the State. (Presented by Representative TRIPP of Topsham)

L.D. 1213, H.P. 856
An Act Regarding the Effective Date of Guardian Ad Litem Training. (Presented by Representative JABAR of Waterville)

L.D. 1214, H.P. 857
An Act Authorizing the Release of Information to a Competitive Electricity Provider. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Belmont)

L.D. 1215, H.P. 858
An Act Regarding the Eligibility of a Citizen to Serve as a School Board Member. (Presented by Representative MARVIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 1216, H.P. 859
An Act to More Equitably Distribute General Purpose Aid to Schools Based on Property Values. (Presented by Representative BELANGER of Caribou)

L.D. 1217, H.P. 860
An Act to Make Courses that Teach English as a 2nd Language Reimbursable by the State. (Presented by Representative BELANGER of Caribou)

L.D. 1218, H.P. 861
An Act Relating to Automobile Rental Supplemental Liability Insurance. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 1219, H.P. 862
An Act to Amend the Charter of the Mt. Blue Standard Water District. (Presented by Representative LaVERDIERE of Wilton)

L.D. 1220, H.P. 863
An Act to Provide for Resident State Police Officers for Municipalities Without a Police Force. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1221, H.P. 864
An Act Requiring a Mandatory Jail Sentence for a Person Convicted Twice of Sexual Abuse Against a Minor. (Presented by Representative McNEIL of Rockland)

L.D. 1222, H.P. 865
An Act to Change the Budget Approval Procedures for Somerset County. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 1223, H.P. 866
An Act to Clarify the Immunity for Charitable Directors, Officers and Volunteers. (Presented by Representative MARVIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 1224, H.P. 867
An Act to Allow the Town of Cornville to Receive its 1997 Tree Growth Tax Reimbursement. (Presented by Representative STEDMAN of Hartland)

L.D. 1225, H.P. 868
Resolve, to Direct the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to Review Rules for Compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Livermore)

L.D. 1226, H.P. 869
An Act to Amend the Seat Belt Law Regarding the Enforcement of Penalties. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 1227, H.P. 870
Resolve, Regarding State Mandates Imposed Before Approval of the Constitutional Amendment Governing State Mandates. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 1228, H.P. 871
An Act to Increase Payments to Foster Parents. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 1229, H.P. 872
Resolve, to Promote Community Mental Health Services. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 1230, H.P. 873
An Act Allowing Certain Exceptions to Jury Duty. (Presented by Representative CAMERON of Rumford)

L.D. 1231, H.P. 874
An Act to Allow Special-use Access over Discontinued Municipal and County Roads. (Presented by Representative GOOLEY of Farmington)

L.D. 1232, H.P. 875
An Act to Clarify Free-lance Labor in an Employer/Employee Relationship. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1233, H.P. 876
An Act to Provide for Automated Restrooms. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1234, H.P. 877
An Act to Establish the Maine School Technology Fund. (Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway)

L.D. 1235, H.P. 878
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Increase the Number of Signatures Required on Direct Initiative Petitions. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1236, H.P. 879
An Act Concerning Ownership of a Rafting Company. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1237, H.P. 880
An Act to Protect the Right of Employees to Freely Decide Whether to Support Labor Organizations. (Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway)

L.D. 1238, H.P. 881
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $10,000,000 for Historic Preservation. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1239, H.P. 882
An Act to Clarify the Governance of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. (Presented by Representative GOOLEY of Farmington)

L.D. 1240, H.P. 883
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 20: Forest Regeneration and Clearcutting Standards, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Conservation. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Conservation pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1241, H.P. 884
An Act to Create a Single-payor System for Universal Health Care. (Presented by Representative TWOMEY of Biddeford)

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