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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVI, No. 5

Monday, January 17, 2000

119th LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2000

L.D. 2355, S.P. 903
An Act to Repeal Certain Archaic and Unenforced Laws Related to the Duties of the Secretary of State. (Presented by Senator KONTOS of Cumberland)

L.D. 2356, S.P. 904
An Act Regarding Elver Fishing Licenses. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources pursuant to Public Law 1999, chapter 7, section 16.)

L.D. 2357, S.P. 905
An Act to Amend the Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit Program. (Presented by Senator MacKINNON of York)

L.D. 2358, S.P. 906
An Act to Ban Smoking in Enclosed Areas of Places Licensed for the Sale of Food or Alcohol. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 2359, S.P. 907
An Act to Clarify the Authority of the Maine Board of Optometry. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator KONTOS of Cumberland)

L.D. 2360, S.P. 908
An Act to Provide Equitable Delivery of Mental Health Services. (Presented by President LAWRENCE of York)

L.D. 2361, S.P. 909
An Act to Allow State Pharmacies a Tax Credit for Unreimbursed Medicaid Costs. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 2362, S.P. 910
An Act to Establish State Death Benefits for State Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty. (Presented by Senator AMERO of Cumberland)

L.D. 2363, S.P. 911
An Act Regarding Length of Service for Retirement Benefits for State Police Officers. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 2364, S.P. 912
An Act to Restore Early Retirement Options for Teachers. (Presented by Senator PINGREE of Knox)

L.D. 2365, S.P. 913
An Act to Enhance Biomedical Research in Maine. (Presented by Senator KONTOS of Cumberland)

L.D. 2366, S.P. 914
An Act to Create Equity in Access to Secondary Education. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 2367, S.P. 915
An Act to Provide for Safety in the Maine Conservation Corps. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 2368, S.P. 916
An Act to Promote Bone Marrow Donation. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 2369, S.P. 917
An Act to Require Camp Lot Leases to Include a Clear Statement of Fact. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 2370, S.P. 918
An Act to Amend Certain Transportation Laws. (Presented by Senator PARADIS of Aroostook)

L.D. 2371, S.P. 920
An Act to Allow a State Agency to Accept a Donated Item and Conduct a Raffle to Benefit Fish and Wildlife Conservation Projects. (Presented by Senator SMALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 2372, S.P. 921
An Act to Regulate the Sea Cucumber Fishery. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 2373, S.P. 922
An Act to Prevent Misuse of Mortuary Trust Funds. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 2374, S.P. 923
An Act to Establish an Office of Women's Health. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 2375, S.P. 924
An Act to Rid Maine's Waters of Ocean Vessel Sewage. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 2376, S.P. 925
An Act to Change the Name of the Natural Resources Information and Mapping Center to More Accurately Reflect its Roles and Duties and to Correct Inconsistent Statutes. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 2377, S.P. 927
An Act to Prevent Contamination from Home Heating Oil Tanks. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 2378, S.P. 928
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Establishing a Budget Stabilization Fund. (Presented by Senator MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 2379, S.P. 929
An Act to Eliminate the Discriminatory Tax on the Electronic Filing of Prescription Drug Reimbursement. (Presented by Senator AMERO of Cumberland)

L.D. 2380, S.P. 930
An Act to Implement Recommendations of the Commission on Performance Budgeting. (Presented by Senator MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 2381, S.P. 931
An Act to Ensure Fuel Deliveries by Allowing Fuel Delivery Vehicles to Travel on Posted Roads. (Presented by Senator HARRIMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 2382, S.P. 932
An Act to Require Expenditure of Designated Funds for the Purpose for which the Legislature Designated the Funds. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 2383, S.P. 933
An Act to Help Support the Medical Ride Volunteer Service. (Presented by Senator PARADIS of Aroostook)

L.D. 2384, S.P. 934
An Act to Protect State Taxpayers and State Jobs. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 2385, S.P. 935
An Act to Allow Maine Pharmacies to Operate more Efficiently and Improve the Delivery of Services. (Presented by Senator PINGREE of Knox)

L.D. 2386, S.P. 936
An Act to Establish a Deer Hunting Season in the Town of Cranberry Isles. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 2387, S.P. 937
An Act to Amend the Qualifying Examination for Initial Teacher Certification. (Presented by Senator BERUBE of Androscoggin)

L.D. 2388, S.P. 938
An Act Relating to Licensing Board Fees. (Presented by Senator KONTOS of Cumberland)

L.D. 2389, S.P. 939
An Act to Facilitate the Implementation of the E-9-1-1 System. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator KONTOS of Cumberland)

L.D. 2390, S.P. 940
An Act to Target Public Assistance to Responsible Employers. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 2391, S.P. 941
An Act to Simplify the Approval Process of Existing State Tax Increment Financing Districts. (Presented by Senator RUHLIN of Penobscot)

L.D. 2392, H.P. 1686
An Act to Provide Safety for Forest Rangers and the Public. (Presented by Representative HEIDRICH of Oxford)

L.D. 2393, H.P. 1687
An Act to Appropriate Funding for the Maine School of Science and Mathematics for Fiscal Year 2000-01. (Presented by Representative O'NEAL of Limestone)

L.D. 2394, H.P. 1688
An Act to Allow Limited Access to Information Relating to Investigation of Abuse at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of Naples)

L.D. 2395, H.P. 1689
An Act Concerning Disclosure Requirements Under the Used Car Information Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SAXL of Portland)

L.D. 2396, H.P. 1690
An Act to Create a Patent Program in Maine. (Presented by Representative SIROIS of Caribou)

L.D. 2397, H.P. 1691
An Act to Expand the Opportunities for State Companies to Provide Distributed Electric Generation Services. (Presented by Representative COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 2398, H.P. 1692
An Act to Expand Educational Opportunities for Elderly Persons. (Presented by Representative BRENNAN of Portland)

L.D. 2399, H.P. 1693
An Act to Adequately Fund Poison Control Services. (Presented by Representative TOWNSEND of Portland)

L.D. 2400, H.P. 1694
An Act to Create Employment Opportunities by Clarifying Maine's Tax Laws Regarding Mutual Fund Companies. (Presented by Representative SAXL of Bangor)

L.D. 2401, H.P. 1695
An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding the Change of a Cost-sharing Formula in a School Administrative District. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 2402, H.P. 1696
An Act to Promote Maine's Dairy Industry. (Presented by Representative WESTON of Montville)

L.D. 2403, H.P. 1697
An Act to Delay the Start-up Date for Implementing Electric Metering and Billing Competition. (Presented by Representative DAVIDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 2404, H.P. 1698
An Act to Provide Juvenile Drug Court Prosecutors. (Presented by Representative JABAR of Waterville)

L.D. 2405, H.P. 1699
An Act to Increase the Number of Domestic Violence Prosecutors. (Presented by Representative JABAR of Waterville)

L.D. 2406, H.P. 1700
An Act to Clarify the Prosecution of Aggravated Operating Under the Influence. (Presented by Representative JABAR of Waterville)

L.D. 2407, H.P. 1701
An Act to Amend the Laws Regulating Farm Wineries. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BRUNO of Raymond)

L.D. 2408, H.P. 1702
Resolve, to Create a Blue Ribbon Commission to Study the Creation of a Public/Private Purchasing Alliance to Ensure Access to Health Care for all Maine Citizens. (Presented by Representative SAXL of Bangor)

L.D. 2409, H.P. 1703
An Act to Amend the Renewable Resources Requirement for Electricity Providers under the Electric Restructuring Laws. (Presented by Representative TOWNSEND of Portland)

L.D. 2410, H.P. 1704
An Act to Amend Requirements for Maine Technical College System Employees Participating in a Defined Contribution Plan. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 2411, H.P. 1705
An Act to Allow Certain Public Utilities to Extend Their Service into Areas Serviced by Other Public Utilities. (Presented by Representative MURPHY of Kennebunk)

L.D. 2412, H.P. 1706
An Act to Clarify the Process for a County Bond Referendum Election. (Presented by Representative MURPHY of Kennebunk)

L.D. 2413, H.P. 1707
An Act to Maintain Maine's Traditional Town Line Signs. (Presented by Representative RINES of Wiscasset)

L.D. 2414, H.P. 1708
An Act to Support and Expand the Maine Writing Project. (Presented by Representative GREEN of Monmouth)

L.D. 2415, H.P. 1709
An Act to Remove Certain Barriers for Low-income Working Parents. (Presented by Representative McGLOCKLIN of Embden)

L.D. 2416, H.P. 1710
An Act to Limit the Duration that Businesses May Hire Employees as Temporary Employees. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 2417, H.P. 1711
An Act to Improve the Working Effectiveness of the State Employee Health Commission. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 2418, H.P. 1712
An Act Concerning Offensive Names. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 2419, H.P. 1713
An Act to Correct Inconsistencies of the Taxable Wage Amount in the Unemployment Compensation Law. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 2420, H.P. 1714
Resolve, to Enhance Opportunities in Math and Science for Maine Students. (Presented by Representative MURPHY of Kennebunk)

L.D. 2421, H.P. 1715
An Act to Combat Domestic Violence. (Presented by Representative MURPHY of Kennebunk)

L.D. 2422, H.P. 1716
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Allow the Legislature to Provide for Assessment of Property Used for Commercial Fishing at Current Use. (Presented by Representative ETNIER of Harpswell)

L.D. 2423, H.P. 1717
An Act to Allow Privately Acquired Catastrophic Insurance Coverage to Supplement the Cub Care Program. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 2424, H.P. 1718
An Act to Require Health Insurance Policies to Cover School-based Services. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 2425, H.P. 1719
An Act to Amend a Formula to Allocate Child Development Funds. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SULLIVAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 2426, H.P. 1720
An Act to Institute Current Use Taxation on all Agricultural Land. (Presented by Representative GREEN of Monmouth)

L.D. 2427, H.P. 1721
An Act Relating to Underground Facility Plants. (Presented by Representative DAVIDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 2428, H.P. 1722
An Act to Make Certain Public Utility Commission Rules Routine Technical Rules. (Presented by Representative DAVIDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 2429, H.P. 1723
An Act to Address the Teacher Shortage in Maine. (Presented by Representative LaVERDIERE of Wilton)

L.D. 2430, H.P. 1724
An Act to Provide Pension Equity for Mental Health Workers. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 2431, H.P. 1725
An Act to Change the Retirement Eligibility Requirements for Certain Employees of the Department of Environmental Protection. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 2432, H.P. 1726
An Act to Provide Additional Options for Services to Troubled Teens. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 2433, H.P. 1727
An Act to Penalize a Company that Does Not Submit the Report Required by Law Regarding State Assistance. (Presented by Representative TWOMEY of Biddeford)

L.D. 2434, H.P. 1728
An Act to Improve the Lives of People with Disabilities. (Presented by Representative SCHNEIDER of Durham)

L.D. 2435, H.P. 1729
An Act to Implement the State Policy to Minimize Reliance on Pesticides. (Presented by Representative KNEELAND of Easton)

L.D. 2436, H.P. 1730
An Act to Permit the Attorney General, a Deputy Attorney General or a District Attorney to Request Records of Internet Service Providers and Mobile Telecommunications Service Providers. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SCHNEIDER of Durham)

L.D. 2437, H.P. 1731
An Act to Revise the Funding of the Ground Water Oil Clean-up Fund. (Presented by Representative DAIGLE of Arundel)

L.D. 2438, H.P. 1732
An Act to Clarify Repair and Inspection Standards for Punctured Tires. (Presented by Representative SKOGLUND of St. George)

L.D. 2439, H.P. 1733
An Act to Relieve all Counties from Expense and Responsibility of Transporting Clients. (Presented by Representative SKOGLUND of St. George)

L.D. 2440, H.P. 1734
Resolve, to Equalize State Funding of Higher Education Programs within the University of Maine System. (Presented by Representative STEVENS of Orono)

L.D. 2441, H.P. 1735
An Act to Provide Flexibility in the Distribution of Funds by the Department of Economic and Community Development. (Presented by Representative O'NEAL of Limestone)

L.D. 2442, H.P. 1736
An Act Regarding the Requirement of Notice in the Acquisition of Solid Waste Hauling, Incineration Residue Disposal and Related Assets. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 2443, H.P. 1737
An Act to Provide for Statewide Redemption of Returnable Containers. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 2444, H.P. 1738
An Act to Clarify the Law on Ownership of Certified Public Accounting Firms and to Establish an Approved Practice Monitoring Program. (Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway)

L.D. 2445, H.P. 1739
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Municipal Tax Increment Financing to Encourage Downtown Investment. (Presented by Representative GAGNON of Waterville)

L.D. 2446, H.P. 1740
An Act to Encourage Energy Efficiency in Government Facilities. (Presented by Representative DAVIDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 2447, H.P. 1741
An Act to Amend the Maine Juvenile Code. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 2448, H.P. 1742
An Act to Improve Licensing Efficiency within the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. (Presented by Representative FOSTER of Gray)

L.D. 2449, H.P. 1743
An Act to Allow the State Police to Accept Funds from Private Entities for Services Provided. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 2450, H.P. 1744
An Act to Restrict Passengers in the Vehicle of a Newly Licensed Driver. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Union)

L.D. 2451, H.P. 1745
An Act to Prohibit Dragging in a Portion of the Taunton River Area. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PINKHAM of Lamoine)

L.D. 2452, H.P. 1746
An Act to Appropriate Funds to Help Restore Historic St. Lawrence Church. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 2453, H.P. 1747
An Act Regarding the Statute of Limitations for Sexual Misconduct with a Minor. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 2454, H.P. 1748
Resolve, to Provide Medicaid Reimbursement for Hospice Care. (Presented by Representative QUINT of Portland)

L.D. 2455, H.P. 1749
An Act to Provide Parity for Federal Drug Enforcement Agents in the State of Maine. (Presented by Representative QUINT of Portland)

L.D. 2456, H.P. 1750
An Act to Appropriate Funds to the Forum Francophone. (Presented by Representative MAILHOT of Lewiston)

L.D. 2457, H.P. 1751
An Act to Require the State Sealer to Conduct Spot Checks at Timber Mills. (Presented by Representative McGLOCKLIN of Embden)

L.D. 2458, H.P. 1752
An Act to Reduce the State Rate for Tax on Telecommunications Personal Property. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GAGNON of Waterville)

L.D. 2459, H.P. 1753
An Act to Promote the Economic Security of Maine Citizens. (Presented by Representative SAXL of Portland)

L.D. 2460, H.P. 1754
An Act to Establish Criteria for Tax Incentive Programs. (Presented by Representative GAGNON of Waterville)

L.D. 2461, H.P. 1755
Resolve, to Create a Commission to Study and Establish Moral Policies on Investments and Purchasing by the State. (Presented by Representative MATTHEWS of Winslow)

L.D. 2462, H.P. 1756
An Act to Amend the Control of the Revenue Generated by Games of Chance at the Agricultural Fairs. (Presented by Representative CHIZMAR of Lisbon)

L.D. 2463, H.P. 1757
An Act to Establish the Tobacco Smokers Medical Fund. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 2464, H.P. 1758
An Act to Change the Aquaculture Lease Process. (Presented by Representative VOLENIK of Brooklin)

L.D. 2465, H.P. 1759
An Act to Enhance Day Care Opportunities for Latchkey Children. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 2466, H.P. 1760
An Act to Promote the Safe Conduct of Fireworks Displays in the State of Maine. (Presented by Representative McALEVEY of Waterboro)

L.D. 2467, H.P. 1761
An Act to Generate Economic Development Through Community Service and Education. (Presented by Speaker ROWE of Portland)

L.D. 2468, H.P. 1762
An Act to Establish the Watercraft Enforcement Fund. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 2469, H.P. 1763
An Act to Revitalize Teacher Certification. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 2470, H.P. 1764
An Act to Credit Certain Penalties Levied by the Department of Environmental Protection to the Lakes Heritage Trust Fund. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 2471, H.P. 1765
Resolve, to Recognize Veterans of the Vietnam War in the State House Hall of Flags. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Holden)

L.D. 2472, S.P. 942
An Act to Increase the Penalty for Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 2473, S.P. 943
An Act to Promote the Use of an Advocate Staff. (Presented by Senator KONTOS of Cumberland)

L.D. 2474, S.P. 944
An Act to Allow the Court Discretion in Providing Information to Parents or Custodians of a Child Removed from Their Home by the Department of Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MURRAY of Penobscot)

L.D. 2475, S.P. 945
An Act to Encourage Assisted Living Facilities Projects in the State. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 2476, S.P. 946
An Act to Promote Improvements to and Evaluation of Services by Long-term Care Providers. (Presented by Senator BERUBE of Androscoggin)

L.D. 2477, S.P. 947
An Act to Amend the Definition of Oil Terminal Facilities. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MURRAY of Penobscot)

L.D. 2478, S.P. 948
An Act to License Cued Speech Transliterators for the Deaf and Hard-of-hearing. (Presented by Senator KONTOS of Cumberland)

L.D. 2479, H.P. 1766
An Act to Enhance Public Safety By Updating the Laws Pertaining to Explosives and Flammable Liquids. (Presented by Representative McALEVEY of Waterboro)

L.D. 2480, H.P. 1767
An Act to Allow Police Assistance in Emergency Situations. (Presented by Representative MURPHY of Berwick)

L.D. 2481, H.P. 1768
An Act to Reconstruct 2 Small Dams on Rocky Lake in Whiting. (Presented by Representative BAGLEY of Machias)

L.D. 2482, H.P. 1769
An Act to Enhance Maine's Historic Districts by Efficiently Installing Underground Delivery Systems During Road Construction. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 2483, H.P. 1770
An Act to Appropriate Funds for Acquisitions for the Maine State Library. (Presented by Representative COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 2484, H.P. 1771
An Act to Limit the Issuance of Concealed Firearms Permits. (Presented by Representative SAXL of Portland)

L.D. 2485, H.P. 1772
An Act to Promote Educational Opportunity and Economic Development. (Presented by Representative SAXL of Portland)

L.D. 2486, H.P. 1775
An Act Concerning Access Fees on Tree Growth Lands. (Presented by Representative McGLOCKLIN of Embden)

L.D. 2487, H.P. 1776
An Act to Amend the Jurisdiction of the District Court. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of Naples)

L.D. 2488, S.P. 949
An Act to Support E-9-1-1 Database Development and Maintenance and to Lower Fees Charged to Users for Equipment Replacement Costs. (Presented by Senator CAREY of Kennebec)

L.D. 2489, S.P. 950
An Act to Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2001. (Submitted by the Maine Turnpike Authority pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes, Title 23, section 1961, subsection 6.)

L.D. 2490, S.P. 951
An Act to Provide Funding for Background Checks and Fingerprinting for School District Employees and Volunteers. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 2491, H.P. 1777
An Act to Permit the Option of Retaining Health Insurance Coverage for Law Enforcement Personnel Who Have 25 Years of Creditable Service. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 2492, H.P. 1778
An Act to Ensure Adequate Funding of Adult Education. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative TOWNSEND of Portland)

L.D. 2493, H.P. 1779
An Act to Provide Funding to Wild Blueberry Growers to Develop Alternative Water Sources. (Presented by Representative TRACY of Rome)

L.D. 2494, H.P. 1780
Resolve, to Create a Commission to Study the Regulation of Firearms in Maine. (Presented by Representative MUSE of South Portland)

L.D. 2495, H.P. 1781
An Act to Coordinate and Improve Access to Health Care for Women. (Presented by Representative POWERS of Rockport)

L.D. 2496, S.P. 955
An Act to Clarify the Authority of State Environmental and Public Health Officials to Monitor and Regulate Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning, Site Cleanup and Restoration Activities. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 2497, S.P. 956
Resolve, to Ensure Adequate District Court Facilities for Western York County. (Presented by President LAWRENCE of York)

L.D. 2498, S.P. 957
An Act to Increase Access to High-quality Jobs Through the Federal Workforce Investment Act. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 2499, H.P. 1782
An Act Concerning the Date by Which Land Must be Acquired by the Penobscot Nation. (Presented by Representative LORING of the Penobscot Nation)

L.D. 2500, S.P. 960
An Act to Increase the Marketable Skills of University of Maine System Students. (Presented by President LAWRENCE of York)

L.D. 2501, S.P. 961
An Act to Strengthen Maine's Corporate Accountability Law. (Presented by Senator PINGREE of Knox)

L.D. 2502, S.P. 962
An Act to Support the Maine Rural Development Council and its Community Capacity Building Work in Distressed Rural Areas in the State. (Presented by President LAWRENCE of York)

L.D. 2503, H.P. 1783
An Act to Establish a Special Liquor License for Pool Halls and Billiard Rooms. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McALEVEY of Waterboro)

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