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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVII, No. 3

Monday, January 22, 2001

120th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2001

L.D. 127, S.P. 29
An Act to Change the Crop Damage by Nuisance Animal Requirements. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 128, S.P. 30
An Act to Amend the State Autopsy Law. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 129, S.P. 31
An Act to Exempt Holocaust Survivors' Compensation from Maine Income Tax. (Presented by Senator ABROMSON of Cumberland)

L.D. 130, S.P. 32
An Act to Amend the Law Pertaining to the Maine Community Policing Institute Surcharge Fund. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 131, S.P. 33
An Act to Extend and Amend the Requirement for Giving Prior Notice of Acquisitions of Solid Waste Businesses. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 132, S.P. 34
Resolve, to Establish a Cold Case Homicide Squad within the Department of Public Safety. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 133, S.P. 35
An Act to Allow Beverage Sales from Mobile Service Vehicles on Golf Courses. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 134, S.P. 36
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Reporting Provisions Regarding Gasoline Consumption by Recreational Vehicles. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 135, S.P. 37
An Act to Ban Partial Birth Abortion. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 136, S.P. 38
An Act to Increase the Adult Education State Subsidy by a Specific Percentage. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 137, H.P. 126
An Act to Provide Accountability in the Handling of Funds for Consumers of Mental Health Services. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 138, H.P. 127
An Act to Exempt Sales of Clothing from Tax for 2 Weeks in August. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 139, H.P. 128
An Act to Amend the Animal Trespass Laws. (Presented by Representative McGLOCKLIN of Embden)

L.D. 140, H.P. 129
An Act to Require the Commissioner of Transportation to Accelerate Repairs that Improve Access Roads to Rural Areas of the State. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BUNKER of Kossuth Township)

L.D. 141, H.P. 130
Resolve, for a Multi-year Experimental Program to Test the Effectiveness of Stocking Smelt in Maine Waters. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 142, H.P. 131
An Act to Ensure that Persons Issuing Bad Checks are Solely Responsible for Overdraft Charges. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 143, H.P. 132
An Act to Allow Landlords to Participate in the Fuel Assistance Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 144, H.P. 133
An Act to Reduce the Tax on Gasoline. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 145, H.P. 134
An Act to Protect Senior Homeowners. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 146, H.P. 135
An Act to Promote High Technology Training Programs in Maine Schools. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 147, H.P. 136
An Act to Protect the Academic Integrity of Maine's Institutions of Higher Learning. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 148, H.P. 137
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation to Place Signs for Chamberlain Freedom Park on Existing Signposts on Interstates 95 and 395. (Presented by Representative LEDWIN of Holden)

L.D. 149, H.P. 138
An Act to Provide Services to People with Autism. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 150, H.P. 139
An Act to Provide Equal Access for Meeting the Needs of Students at Public Institutions of Higher Education. (Presented by Representative WESTON of Montville)

L.D. 151, H.P. 140
An Act to Ensure that Fishways on Inland Waters are Working. (Presented by Representative HONEY of Boothbay)

L.D. 152, H.P. 141
An Act to Require the State to Pay Medicare Costs for Retired Employees, Retired Teachers and Retirees in Participating Local Districts. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 153, H.P. 142
An Act to Reduce Finance Charges on Consumer Loans. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Van Buren)

L.D. 154, H.P. 143
An Act to Amend the Law Governing Unfair Claims Settlement Practices. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Van Buren)

L.D. 155, H.P. 144
Resolve, Requiring the State to Reimburse Towns for the Construction of Salt and Sand Storage Facilities. (Presented by Representative RINES of Wiscasset)

L.D. 156, H.P. 145
An Act to Limit Lobster Management Zones to State Coastal Waters. (Presented by Representative HONEY of Boothbay)

L.D. 157, H.P. 146
An Act to Clarify Marketing Standards for Telephone Utilities and Competitive Electricity Providers. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 158, H.P. 147
An Act to Provide Insurance Plan Coverage for Small Employers. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 159, H.P. 148
An Act to Establish a Child Ombudsman Office. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 160, H.P. 149
An Act to Extend the Lemon Law to Snowmobiles. (Presented by Representative BELANGER of Caribou)

L.D. 161, H.P. 150
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 11: Rules for the Maine Biomedical Research Program, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Economic and Community Development. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Economic and Community Development pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 162, H.P. 151
An Act to Change the Criteria for Intervenor Status. (Presented by Representative LaVERDIERE of Wilton)

L.D. 163, H.P. 152
An Act to Extend Workers' Compensation Twenty-four-hour Pilot Projects. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 164, H.P. 153
An Act to Provide Immunity for Guardians Ad Litem. (Presented by Representative SCHNEIDER of Durham)

L.D. 165, H.P. 154
An Act to Repeal the Element of Maine's Growth Management Laws that Voids Municipal Land Use Ordinances. (Presented by Representative TOBIN of Windham)

L.D. 166, H.P. 155
An Act to Provide Free Commercial Shooting Area Licenses For Seniors. (Presented by Representative TRACY of Rome)

L.D. 167, H.P. 156
An Act to Provide Funding for Route 1 Road Construction from Topsfield to Houlton. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 168, H.P. 157
An Act Concerning Standardized Contracts for Long-term Care Services. (Presented by Representative LOVETT of Scarborough)

L.D. 169, H.P. 158
An Act to Ensure the Continuing Beauty and Accessibility of Capitol Park. (Presented by Representative O'BRIEN of Augusta)

L.D. 170, H.P. 159
An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding Sex Offender Registration. (Presented by Representative O'BRIEN of Augusta)

L.D. 171, H.P. 160
An Act to Require the State to Reimburse Communities and Unorganized Territories for Loss of Tax Revenue when the State Purchases 100 Acres or More of Land. (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 172, H.P. 161
Resolve, to Ensure Comprehensive and Accurate Medical Eligibility Assessments. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 173, H.P. 162
Resolve, Directing the Department of Human Services to Amend the Rules Regarding Congregate Housing. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 174, H.P. 163
An Act to Amend the Determination of Penalty for the Tree Growth Tax Law. (Presented by Representative GOOLEY of Farmington)

L.D. 175, H.P. 164
An Act to Require a Separate Long-term Care Insurance License. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 176, H.P. 165
An Act Providing for the Revocation of a Driver's License upon Conviction for Certain Crimes. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 177, H.P. 166
An Act Regarding Child Abuse and Neglect Investigation. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 178, H.P. 167
An Act to Implement the Continuation of Service Recommendations of the Committee to Develop a Compensation Program for Victims of Abuse at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Committee to Develop a Compensation Program for Victims of Abuse at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf pursuant to Resolve 1999, chapter 127, Part B.)

L.D. 179, H.P. 168
An Act to Protect Sensitive Geologic Areas from Oil Contamination. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 180, H.P. 169
An Act to Increase the Homestead Property Tax Exemption. (Presented by Representative BUNKER of Kossuth Township)

L.D. 181, H.P. 170
An Act to Allow Families of Deceased Veterans to Maintain Cemetery Plots within the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery System. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 182, H.P. 171
An Act to Award High School Degrees to Certain Members of the Armed Services. (Presented by Representative TREADWELL of Carmel)

L.D. 183, H.P. 172
Resolve, to Increase Medicaid Reimbursement for Occupational and Physical Therapy and Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 184, H.P. 173
An Act to Expand Contract Zoning Authority for Municipalities. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 185, H.P. 174
An Act to Improve Employment and Postsecondary Education Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities Exiting Maine's High Schools. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Livermore)

L.D. 186, H.P. 175
An Act to Exempt from Concealed Firearms Permit Requirements Residents of Other States Allowed to Carry Concealed Firearms. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 187, H.P. 176
An Act to Provide Relief from Excessive Drug Costs for Maine Residents. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 188, H.P. 177
Resolve, to Reduce the Administrative Burden in Home Health Care Reimbursed through the Medicaid Program. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 189, H.P. 178
An Act to Expand the Elderly Low-cost Drug Program to Cover Over-the-counter Drugs. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 190, H.P. 179
An Act to Limit the Boat Launching in East Winthrop on the Northern End of Cobbosseecontee Lake to Hand Carrying Only. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 191, H.P. 180
An Act to Prohibit Smoking in Certain Bingo and Beano Halls. (Presented by Representative JACOBS of Turner)

L.D. 192, H.P. 181
An Act to Provide Disclosure to Voters by a Person Paid to Collect Signatures. (Presented by Representative DAIGLE of Arundel)

L.D. 193, H.P. 182
An Act to Require the Secretary of State to Establish a Central Voter List for the State. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 194, H.P. 183
An Act to Ensure Stability in Maine's Harness Racing and Off-track Betting Business. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 195, H.P. 184
An Act to Place a Time Limit on the Award of Spousal Support. (Presented by Representative COLLINS of Wells)

L.D. 196, H.P. 185
An Act to Increase the Number of Members of the Board of Trustees of the Maine State Retirement System. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 197, H.P. 186
Resolve, to Implement the Saco Bay Regional Beach Management Plan. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 198, H.P. 187
An Act to Provide Notice of Termination Status. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Dixfield)

L.D. 199, H.P. 188
RESOLUTION, Proposing An Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Restrict Reintroduction of Previously Failed Citizen Initiatives. (Presented by Representative GOOLEY of Farmington)

L.D. 200, H.P. 189
An Act to Allow the Stocking of Hungarian Partridge. (Presented by Representative TRACY of Rome)

L.D. 201, H.P. 190
An Act to License Freestanding Birth Centers. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 202, H.P. 191
An Act to Improve Maine's Jail Diversion Programs. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 203, H.P. 192
An Act to Establish Medical Savings Accounts. (Presented by Representative WATERHOUSE of Bridgton)

L.D. 204, H.P. 193
An Act to Create an Alliance for the Purpose of Purchasing Health Insurance. (Presented by Representative MARRACHÉ of Waterville)

L.D. 205, H.P. 194
An Act to Provide Continued Funding for the Maine Airs Program. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 206, H.P. 195
An Act to Require That Ballots Be Single-sided. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 207, S.P. 39
Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services to Purchase Land in Charleston, Maine. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 208, S.P. 40
An Act to Amend the Uninsured Motor Vehicle Coverage Requirements. (Presented by Senator ABROMSON of Cumberland)

L.D. 209, S.P. 41
An Act to Increase the Amount Transferred through State-municipal Revenue Sharing. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 210, S.P. 42
An Act to Fund the Maine Biomedical Research Program. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 211, S.P. 43
An Act to Increase Health Insurance Benefits for Retired Teachers. (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 212, S.P. 44
An Act to Improve Child Care Funding. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 213, S.P. 45
An Act to Clarify Mixed Automobile Insurance. (Presented by Senator ABROMSON of Cumberland)

L.D. 214, S.P. 46
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Campaign Contributions. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 215, S.P. 47
An Act Regarding Out-of-district Placement. (Presented by Senator FERGUSON of Oxford)

L.D. 216, S.P. 48
An Act to Offer Greater Financial Incentives Promoting Quality Child Care. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 217, S.P. 49
An Act to Clarify Insurance Coverage for Victims of Domestic Violence. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 218, S.P. 50
An Act to Ensure Statewide Assistance to Maine's Homeless Youth. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 219, S.P. 51
An Act to Expand the Cub Care Program and to Establish the Bear Care Program. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

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