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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVII, No. 4

Monday, January 29, 2001

120th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2001

L.D. 220, S.P. 56
An Act to Establish a Light Trailer Transporter Plate and License. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 221, S.P. 57
An Act to Improve Allowances for Jury Duty. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 222, S.P. 58
An Act to Clarify When Notice is Effective for Termination of a Tenancy. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 223, S.P. 59
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Provide for Protected Reserve Funds. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 224, S.P. 60
An Act to Reinstate Emergency Assistance for Dependents of Veterans. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 225, S.P. 61
An Act to Enable Small Wineries to do Business in Maine. (Presented by Senator FERGUSON of Oxford)

L.D. 226, H.P. 196
An Act to Fund Community Health Access Programs. (Submitted by the Joint Select Committee to Study the Creation of a Public/ Private Purchasing Alliance to Ensure Access to Health Care for all Maine Citizens pursuant to Joint Order 1999, H.P. 1857.)

L.D. 227, H.P. 197
An Act to Amend the Laws Pertaining to the Discharge of Firearms Near Certain Buildings. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 228, H.P. 198
An Act to Create the Maine EPSCoR Capacity Fund. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 229, H.P. 199
Resolve, Directing the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to Submit a Proposal to Encourage the Harvest of Coyotes. (Presented by Representative CHICK of Lebanon)

L.D. 230, H.P. 200
An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding the Fee Paid When Purchasing a New Tire or Battery. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 231, H.P. 201
An Act to Provide a Matching Fund Grant to the Maine Maritime Academy. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 232, H.P. 202
An Act to Regulate the Marking and Placement of Baitfish Traps, Baitfish Holding Boxes and Buoys in Inland Waters. (Presented by Representative TRACY of Rome)

L.D. 233, S.P. 62
An Act to Criminalize the Possession of Theft Tools. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 234, S.P. 63
An Act Regarding Hunts of Nuisance Animals. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 235, S.P. 64
An Act to Lower the Cost of Health Coverage. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 236, S.P. 65
Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services to Sell or Lease the Interests of the State in 6 Parcels of Land, One with a Building, Held by the Department of Education and Located in the Unorganized Territories. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 237, S.P. 66
An Act Concerning Eligibility Requirements for State Employees, Teachers and Participating Local District Employees to Purchase Military Service Credit. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 238, H.P. 203
An Act to Require Proof of Identity in Order to Vote. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 239, H.P. 204
An Act to Amend the Laws Concerning Wetlands Use. (Presented by Representative ASH of Belfast)

L.D. 240, H.P. 205
An Act to Permit an Unspent Balance in the Public Advocate Regulatory Fund to be Carried Forward in Full for Fiscal Years 2000-01 and 2001-02. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 241, H.P. 206
An Act to Change the Fiscal Year of Sagadahoc County. (Presented by Representative PEAVEY of Woolwich)

L.D. 242, H.P. 207
An Act to Amend the Freedom of Access Laws. (Presented by Representative CHICK of Lebanon)

L.D. 243, H.P. 208
An Act to Implement the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000. (Presented by Representative LOVETT of Scarborough)

L.D. 244, H.P. 209
An Act to Continue the Privacy Protection of Health Care Information. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 245, H.P. 210
An Act to Establish Destroyer Escort Day. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MAILHOT of Lewiston)

L.D. 246, H.P. 211
An Act to Ensure Appropriate Audit Procedures. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 247, H.P. 212
An Act to Expand Access to Prescription Drugs with a State Toll-free Number. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 248, H.P. 213
An Act to Promote Economic Development in Rural Maine. (Presented by Representative GOOLEY of Farmington)

L.D. 249, H.P. 214
An Act to Amend the Rule-making Process Regarding the State's Plumbing Code. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative TOBIN of Windham)

L.D. 250, H.P. 215
An Act to Maintain Moosehead Trail Signs. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative JONES of Greenville)

L.D. 251, H.P. 216
An Act to Clarify the Application of the Definitions of "Medical Necessity" and "Medically Appropriate Health Care". (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 252, H.P. 217
An Act to Reduce the Time Permissible for Displaying Political Signs. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 253, H.P. 218
An Act to Amend the Law Pertaining to the Solvency of the Unemployment Compensation Fund. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 254, H.P. 219
Resolve, Authorizing Charles O'Conner to Sue the State. (Presented by Representative PINKHAM of Lamoine)

L.D. 255, H.P. 220
An Act to Require the State Harness Racing Commission to Appoint Judges for Harness Races. (Presented by Representative CRABTREE of Hope)

L.D. 256, H.P. 221
An Act to Limit the Interest Rate Charged on Debt to 29 Percent. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 257, H.P. 222
An Act to Discourage Underage Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. (Presented by Representative LABRECQUE of Gorham)

L.D. 258, H.P. 223
An Act to Establish Returnable Tobacco Products and to Create the Returnable Tobacco Products Fund. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 259, H.P. 224
An Act to Offer Reciprocity Concerning Concealed Firearms Permits. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 260, H.P. 225
An Act to Provide Funds to Purchase Thermal Imaging Cameras. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 261, H.P. 226
An Act to Establish the Maine Resident Homestead Property Tax Rebate Program. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 262, H.P. 227
An Act to Make Additional Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government and Change Certain Provisions of State Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2001. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative BERRY of Livermore)

L.D. 263, S.P. 67
An Act to Authorize the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission to Receive Real Estate Transfer Tax Forms for Municipalities in its Jurisdiction. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 264, S.P. 68
An Act Regarding the State's Land Use Mediation Program. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 265, H.P. 228
An Act to Protect Animals and Ensure the Public Has Notice Regarding Veterinary Fees and Care. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 266, H.P. 229
An Act to Consolidate All Aspects of Licensing and Enforcement of Agricultural Fairs Under the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. (Presented by Representative BUNKER of Kossuth Township)

L.D. 267, H.P. 230
An Act to Repeal the Requirement That a Person Have a Permit for Concealed Firearms. (Presented by Representative TRACY of Rome)

L.D. 268, H.P. 231
An Act Regarding Veterans. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 269, H.P. 232
An Act to Implement the Recommendations Relating to Education Made by 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 Order 1999, H.P. 1938.)

L.D. 270, H.P. 233
An Act to Create a Resource within State Government to Protect the Privacy of Personal Information. (Submitted by the Blue Ribbon Commission to Establish a Comprehensive Internet Policy pursuant to Public Law 1999, chapter 762, section 3.)

L.D. 271, H.P. 234
An Act to Establish the Baxter Compensation Program. (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. 272, H.P. 235
An Act to Seize the Cars of Habitual Offenders. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 273, H.P. 236
An Act to Clarify that Polluters Who Violate the Environmental Laws on Private Land are Liable for Their Actions. (Presented by Representative LaVERDIERE of Wilton)

L.D. 274, H.P. 237
An Act to Establish Parity in Requirements for Exits Among Apartments, Boardinghouses and Lodging Houses. (Presented by Representative McNEIL of Rockland)

L.D. 275, H.P. 238
An Act to Create Purchasing Alliances of Small Businesses In Order to Purchase Health Insurance. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 276, H.P. 239
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Building Permits in the Unorganized Territories. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 277, S.P. 71
An Act to Amend the Standards Regarding the Endangerment of the Welfare of a Dependent Person. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 278, H.P. 242
Resolve, to Change the Name of the Maine Turnpike to the Ronald Reagan Highway. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 279, H.P. 243
An Act to Amend the Time the Registrar is Required to be at a Municipal Caucus. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 280, H.P. 244
An Act Concerning Recordkeeping in Relation to Employment of Minors. (Presented by Representative BUMPS of China)

L.D. 281, H.P. 245
An Act to Clarify Where a Public Hearing Involving Dredging Activity by the Department of Marine Resources Must be Held. (Presented by Representative ETNIER of Harpswell)

L.D. 282, H.P. 246
An Act to Award High School Diplomas to World War II Veterans. (Presented by Representative COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 283, H.P. 247
An Act to Require First Responders to Carry and Administer Epinephrine Autoinjectors. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 284, H.P. 248
An Act to Reimburse Philip Wolley for Litigation Expenses Incurred in Connection with His Termination and Reinstatement as a State Employee. (Presented by Representative BAKER of Bangor)

L.D. 285, H.P. 249
An Act to Reform Lobbyist Disclosure Requirements. (Presented by Representative DAIGLE of Arundel)

L.D. 286, H.P. 250
An Act to Clarify the Duties of the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 287, H.P. 251
An Act to Allow the Use of Cage Traps for Bear. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Van Buren)

L.D. 288, H.P. 252
An Act to Clarify Access to Private Lines in a Public Way. (Presented by Representative TRACY of Rome)

L.D. 289, H.P. 253
An Act Regarding Horse Racing. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 290, H.P. 254
An Act to Amend the Mercury Discharge Law. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 291, H.P. 255
An Act to Require Teaching of Maine Native American History and Culture in Maine's Schools. (Presented by Representative LORING of the Penobscot Nation)

L.D. 292, H.P. 240
An Act to Add Prior Conviction for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle to Enhancement of Theft Penalties. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 293, H.P. 241
An Act to Implement the Funding Recommendations of the Committee to Develop a Compensation Program for Victims of Abuse at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf. (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.)

L.D. 294, S.P. 74
An Act to Clarify the Laws Prohibiting Consumption or Possession of Alcohol by a Minor. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 295, S.P. 75
An Act to Prohibit the Display of Liquor in Windows. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 296, S.P. 76
An Act to Specify the Permissible Hours for Sale of Liquor By Wholesale Licensees. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 297, S.P. 77
An Act to Allow the Workers' Compensation Board to Maintain its Current Level of Services. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 298, S.P. 78
An Act to Include Analysis and Review of Information Practices in the State Government Evaluation Act Process. (Submitted by the Blue Ribbon Commission to Establish a Comprehensive Internet Policy, pursuant to Resolve 1999, chapter 89, section 7.)

L.D. 299, S.P. 79
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission to Establish a Comprehensive Internet Policy. (Submitted by the Blue Ribbon Commission to Establish a Comprehensive Internet Policy, pursuant to Public Law 1999, chapter 762, section 7.)

L.D. 300, H.P. 256
An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds, and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2002 and June 30, 2003. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative BERRY of Livermore)

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