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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

From Millicent M. MacFarland, Clerk of the House
State House, Augusta, Maine

Volume XXVII, No. 1

Monday, January 8, 2001

120th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2001

L.D. 1, S.P. 9
An Act to Phase Out Community Income Considerations from the School Funding Formula. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 2, S.P. 10
An Act to Clarify the Division Line Between the Towns of Deer Isle and Stonington. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 3, S.P. 11
An Act to Establish Guidelines for High School Sports. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 4, S.P. 12
An Act to Ban Steel Leg-hold Traps. (Presented by Senator ABROMSON of Cumberland)

L.D. 5, H.P. 31
An Act to Correct a Reference in the Maine Juvenile Code. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 6, H.P. 6
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter (unassigned): Rules Providing for the Licensing of Child Placing Agencies With and Without Adoption Programs, Addition of Home Certification Process, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Human Services, Community Services Center. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Human Services, Community Services Center, Pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 7, H.P. 7
Resolve, Authorizing Bonnie Dunn to Sue the State. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 8, H.P. 8
An Act to Provide Complimentary Hunting and Fishing Licenses to Resident Active Military Personnel. (Presented by Representative JACOBS of Turner)

L.D. 9, H.P. 9
An Act to Regulate Exit Polling. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 10, H.P. 10
An Act to Require Credit Card Issuers to Provide Greater Notice of Changes in Terms. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 11, H.P. 11
An Act to Exempt Clothing and Wearing Apparel from the State Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative ANNIS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 12, H.P. 12
An Act to Provide a Tax Credit for Certain Educational Materials used by Homeschoolers. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 13, H.P. 13
An Act to Amend the Definition of Agricultural Land for Taxation at its Current Use. (Presented by Representative GREEN of Monmouth)

L.D. 14, H.P. 14
An Act to Prohibit the Use of Juveniles in the Enforcement of Laws Governing Tobacco Sales. (Presented by Representative WATERHOUSE of Bridgton)

L.D. 15, H.P. 15
An Act to Allow Persons Completing the Lobster Apprentice Program Admission to Limited-entry Zones. (Presented by Representative PINKHAM of Lamoine)

L.D. 16, H.P. 16
An Act to Eliminate Fees for the Use of State Parks by Residents of the Municipalities in Which Those Parks Are Located. (Presented by Representative PINKHAM of Lamoine)

L.D. 17, H.P. 17
An Act to Increase the State Earned Income Tax Credit from 5% to 10% of the Federal Earned Income Credit. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 18, H.P. 18
An Act to Allow a Person to Obtain Personal Insurance instead of Per Vehicle Insurance. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 19, H.P. 19
An Act to Revoke the Voting Privileges of Persons Convicted of Murder or a Class A Crime. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 20, H.P. 20
An Act to Increase the Pay-out Limit for Bingo Events. (Presented by Representative TREADWELL of Carmel)

L.D. 21, H.P. 21
An Act to Allow Local Boards of Education the Option to Grant a High School Diploma to Former Students Who Are Honorably Discharged World War II Veterans. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative RICHARD of Madison)

L.D. 22, H.P. 22
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 125.17D: Regulations Governing Timeout Rooms, Therapeutic Restraints and Aversives in Public Schools and Approved Private Schools, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Education pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 23, H.P. 23
An Act to Raise the Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21 Years of Age. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 24, H.P. 24
An Act to Amend the Charter of the South Berwick Sewer District. (Presented by Representative MURPHY of Berwick)

L.D. 25, H.P. 25
An Act to Establish the Administrative Operating Budget for the Maine State Retirement System for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2002. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Maine State Retirement System pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 17103, subsection 13.)

L.D. 26, H.P. 26
An Act to Expand Eligibility for the Veterans' Property Tax Exemption. (Presented by Representative MURPHY of Berwick)

L.D. 27, H.P. 27
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Commission on Child Abuse. (Submitted by the Commission on Child Abuse pursuant to Joint Study Order H.P. 1930.)

L.D. 28, H.P. 28
Resolve, to Extend the Commission to Study Equity in the Distribution of Gas Tax Revenues Attributable to Snowmobiles, All-terrain Vehicles and Watercraft. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Commission to Study Equity in the Distribution of Gas Tax Revenues Attributable to Snowmobiles, All-terrain Vehicles and Watercraft pursuant to Resolve 1999, chapter 131.)

L.D. 29, H.P. 29
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force to Reduce the Burden of Home Heating Costs on Low-income Households. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Task Force to Reduce the Burden of Home Heating Costs on Low-income Households pursuant to Resolve 1999, chapter 132.)

L.D. 30, H.P. 30
An Act to Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 94.)

Copies of the Bills may be obtained from the Document Room, Third Floor, State House, Augusta, Maine 04333-0002 - Ph: 207-287-1408 or by e-mailing a request to webmaster_house@state.me.us. Please include your mailing address as we can not yet mail bill text electronically.

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

Bill status information is available at http://janus.state.me.us/legis/session.