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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVII, No. 2

Monday, January 15, 2001

120th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2001

L.D. 31, S.P. 14
An Act to Eliminate the Fee for Veterans Registration Plates. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 32, S.P. 16
An Act to Exempt Income Derived from National Guard Service from the State Income Tax. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 33, S.P. 17
An Act to Lower In-state Phone Costs for Rural Maine. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 34, S.P. 18
An Act to Increase the Eligibility for the Elderly Low-cost Drug Program. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 35, S.P. 19
An Act Regarding the Rights of Parents and Other Family Members of Adults with Mental Retardation. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 36, S.P. 20
An Act to Amend the Definition of "Commercial Agricultural Production" in the Laws Governing Taxation. (Presented by Senator FERGUSON of Oxford)

L.D. 37, S.P. 21
An Act to Amend the Law Governing the Child Care Advisory Council and to Gather Data on Child Care Services in the State. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 38, S.P. 22
An Act to Increase the Fine for Allowing a Dog to Roam at Large. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 39, S.P. 23
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $9,000,000 to Purchase School Buses for Public Schools. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 40, S.P. 24
An Act to Designate the Maine Dirigo Tartan the Official State Tartan. (Presented by Senator FERGUSON of Oxford)

L.D. 41, H.P. 32
An Act Relating to Employment Contracts. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Dixfield)

L.D. 42, H.P. 33
An Act to Fully Fund the Endowment Incentive Fund. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BAKER of Bangor)

L.D. 43, H.P. 34
An Act to Create a Mandatory Automobile Insurance Premium Discount for Safe, Mature Drivers. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 44, H.P. 35
An Act to Prohibit the Removal or Destruction of Street Signs. (Presented by Representative HEIDRICH of Oxford)

L.D. 45, H.P. 36
An Act to Prohibit the Collection of Tolls on the Maine Turnpike Over Labor Day Weekend. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 46, H.P. 37
An Act to Allow Funeral Escort Vehicles in a Funeral Procession to be Equipped With Flashing Purple Lights. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 47, H.P. 38
An Act to Improve the Navigational Aids Program. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 48, H.P. 39
An Act to Prohibit a Liquor Licensee from Employing a Manager or Person in Charge if that Person has a Criminal Record. (Presented by Representative LABRECQUE of Gorham)

L.D. 49, H.P. 40
An Act Regarding Civil Actions Involving Insurance Coverage. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 50, H.P. 41
An Act to Provide for Graduated Eligibility Requirements for the Elderly Low-cost Drug Program. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 51, H.P. 42
An Act to Increase the Penalty for Furnishing Liquor to a Minor if Injury or Death Results. (Presented by Representative LaVERDIERE of Wilton)

L.D. 52, H.P. 43
An Act to Limit the Number of Chances a Person Has in the Moose Lottery. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 53, H.P. 44
An Act to Exempt Full-time Military Personnel from the State Income Tax. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 54, H.P. 45
An Act to Allow the Transfer of a Valid Turkey Permit to a Juvenile or Senior Citizen. (Presented by Representative MURPHY of Berwick)

L.D. 55, H.P. 46
An Act to Provide an Extra Hunting Opportunity for Junior License Holders. (Presented by Representative CHICK of Lebanon)

L.D. 56, H.P. 47
An Act to Provide the Right to a Jury Trial in Civil Actions for Civil Rights Violations. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 57, H.P. 48
An Act to Require That Certain Employees Be Paid on a Weekly Basis. (Presented by Representative TWOMEY of Biddeford)

L.D. 58, H.P. 49
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Provide for the Direct Popular Election of the Attorney General. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 59, H.P. 50
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Increase the Number of Signatures Required on Direct Initiative Petitions. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 60, H.P. 51
An Act to Require Full Funding of the State's Share of General Purpose Aid. (Presented by Representative BAKER of Bangor)

L.D. 61, H.P. 52
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Eliminate the Ability of the Legislature to Pass Legislation Imposing Mandates on Municipalities. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 62, H.P. 53
An Act to Create a Uniform Standard Governing Legislative Leaves of Absence. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 63, H.P. 54
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Provide 4-year Terms for Senators and Members of the House of Representatives. (Presented by Representative LABRECQUE of Gorham)

L.D. 64, H.P. 55
An Act to Increase the Veterans' Property Tax Exemption. (Presented by Representative SCHNEIDER of Durham)

L.D. 65, H.P. 56
An Act to Require That Elevators in Public Buildings be Large Enough to Accommodate Ambulance Stretchers. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 66, H.P. 57
An Act to Prohibit Cancellation of an Automobile Insurance Policy after an Accident Involving a Deer or Moose. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 67, H.P. 58
An Act to Create an Emergency Medical Technician License Plate. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 68, H.P. 59
An Act to Permit the Sale of Motorcycles on Sunday. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 69, H.P. 60
An Act to Expand the Lifetime Hunting License. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 70, H.P. 61
An Act to Designate the Second Saturday in September as Youth Field Day. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 71, H.P. 62
An Act to Exempt Qualifying Snowmobile Trail Grooming Equipment From State Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 72, H.P. 63
An Act to Allow Bow Hunters to Take a Deer During Bow Hunting Season in Addition to the Deer Allowed During Firearm Season. (Presented by Representative GAGNE of Buckfield)

L.D. 73, H.P. 64
An Act to Exempt Merchandise That is Donated to a Nonprofit Organization from Use Tax. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 74, H.P. 65
An Act to List the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price on the Certificate of Title. (Presented by Representative BELANGER of Caribou)

L.D. 75, H.P. 66
Resolve, Directing the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to Establish a Preference Point System for the Moose Lottery. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 76, H.P. 67
Resolve, to Simplify the System of Licenses Issued by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 77, H.P. 68
An Act to Allow a Hunter a 2nd Deer During the Muzzle-loading Hunting Season. (Presented by Representative McGLOCKLIN of Embden)

L.D. 78, H.P. 69
An Act to Clarify the Authority of Counties and Municipalities to Restrict Travel Over Local Roads Based on Gross Registered Vehicle Weight. (Presented by Representative PINEAU of Jay)

L.D. 79, H.P. 70
An Act to Reinstate Tax Deductibility of Qualified Long-term Care Insurance. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 80, H.P. 71
An Act to Allow Certified Insurance Counselors to Qualify as Risk Managers. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 81, H.P. 72
An Act to Further Encourage the Creation of Private Purchasing Alliances. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 82, H.P. 73
An Act to Allow Municipalities to Establish a Local Option Sales and Use Tax. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 83, H.P. 74
An Act to Ban Permanent Replacement Workers in a Labor Dispute. (Presented by Representative PINEAU of Jay)

L.D. 84, H.P. 75
An Act Regarding the Use of Lights and Sirens on Personal Vehicles Used by Volunteer Firefighters and EMS Personnel. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 85, H.P. 76
An Act Requiring Compensation for Loss of Property Value Due to State or Local Regulation. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 86, H.P. 77
An Act to Exclude Antique Autos from Excise Tax. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 87, H.P. 78
Resolve, to Create a Greenhouse Gas Registry. (Presented by Representative DAIGLE of Arundel)

L.D. 88, H.P. 79
Resolve, Authorizing Zelma Rudge to Sue the State. (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 89, H.P. 80
An Act to Eliminate the Requirement That a Person Provide a Social Security Number for a Driver's License. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 90, H.P. 81
An Act to Clarify the Provision of Mental Health Services. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 91, H.P. 82
An Act Regarding Notice to the Secretary of State When a Motor Vehicle Insurance Policy is Cancelled. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 92, H.P. 85
An Act to Establish the Washington County Emergency Medical Services Authority. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 93, H.P. 89
An Act to Implement the Recommendations that Relate to Juvenile and Criminal Law of the Joint Study Committee to Study Bomb Threats in Maine Schools. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Study Committee to Study Bomb Threats in Maine Schools pursuant to Joint Study Order H.P. 1938.)

L.D. 94, H.P. 90
An Act to Implement the Minority Recommendations Relating to Criminal and Juvenile Law of the Joint Study Committee to Study Bomb Threats in Maine Schools. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Study Committee to Study Bomb Threats in Maine Schools pursuant to Joint Study Order H.P. 1938.)

L.D. 95, H.P. 91
An Act to Prohibit the Use of Handheld Devices While Operating a Motor Vehicle. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 96, H.P. 92
An Act to Extend the Hours that a Minor May Be Employed. (Presented by Representative TREADWELL of Carmel)

L.D. 97, H.P. 93
An Act to Provide Funding for the Beals Island Regional Shellfish Hatchery. (Presented by Representative ETNIER of Harpswell)

L.D. 98, H.P. 94
An Act to Increase the Limit on Earnings for Beneficiaries of Disability Retirement Benefits. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Bridgewater)

L.D. 99, H.P. 95
Resolve, to Name Route 302 the 10th Mountain Division Highway. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 100, H.P. 96
Resolve, to Study the Expansion of Private Prescription Drug Insurance for Maine's Elderly. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 101, H.P. 97
An Act to Allow for Mandate-free Catastrophic Care Health Insurance Policies. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 102, H.P. 98
An Act to Restrict the Use of Handheld Telephones while Driving. (Presented by Representative BOUFFARD of Lewiston)

L.D. 103, H.P. 99
An Act to Amend Eminent Domain Powers. (Presented by Representative LaVERDIERE of Wilton)

L.D. 104, H.P. 100
An Act to Provide Free Antlerless Deer Permits to Hunters 70 Years of Age or Older. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 105, H.P. 101
An Act Concerning the Banding of Game Birds. (Presented by Representative TRACY of Rome)

L.D. 106, H.P. 102
An Act to Establish Maine Lighthouse Week. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McNEIL of Rockland)

L.D. 107, H.P. 103
An Act Regarding the Enforcement of Laws in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 12 by Passamaquoddy Wardens. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 108, H.P. 104
An Act Regarding the Taxation of Goods Purchased in Connection with the Operation of High-stakes Beano and High-stakes Bingo and Expanding the Number of Authorized Games. (Presented by Representative LORING of the Penobscot Nation)

L.D. 109, H.P. 105
An Act to Repeal the Tax on Candy and Confections. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 110, H.P. 106
An Act to Allow a 2nd Hunting Tag in Certain Zones. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 111, H.P. 107
An Act to Appropriate Funds for the Bath Higher Education Center. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 112, H.P. 108
An Act to Designate the First Saturday in September as Colonel Freeman McGilvery Day. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Belmont)

L.D. 113, H.P. 109
An Act to Remove the Weight Limit Restrictions on Vanity Registration Plates. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Belmont)

L.D. 114, H.P. 110
Resolve, Requiring that the Waldo-Hancock Bridge be Replaced. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Belmont)

L.D. 115, H.P. 111
An Act to Change the Noncommercial Scallop Diving Season. (Presented by Representative DAIGLE of Arundel)

L.D. 116, H.P. 112
Resolve, to Create a Turnpike Exit 9 Pass. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 117, H.P. 113
An Act to Require Consignment Businesses to Provide Itemized Receipts. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 118, H.P. 114
An Act to Establish Requirements for Licensed Physicians Regarding Naturopathic Treatments. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 119, H.P. 115
An Act to Ban Partial Birth Abortion in the 3rd Trimester Except to Save the Life of the Mother. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 120, H.P. 116
An Act to Increase the Homestead Property Tax Exemption from $7,000 to $10,000. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 121, H.P. 117
An Act Raising the Minimum Wage. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Dixfield)

L.D. 122, H.P. 118
An Act to Revise the Hampden Water District Charter. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 123, H.P. 119
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Require Signatures From All Counties on Direct Initiative Petitions. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 124, H.P. 120
An Act to Allow for a Prorated Application of Property Tax Exemptions for Charitable and Benevolent Institutions. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 125, H.P. 121
An Act to Specify That Possession of Sexually Explicit Materials by Way of the Internet is Criminal. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 126, S.P. 26
An Act to Clarify Certain Provisions of the Laws Governing Health Maintenance Organizations and Health Plans. (Presented by Senator LAFOUNTAIN of York)

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