weekly
LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVII, No. 5

Monday, February 5, 2001

120th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILL ENACTED

Private and Special Law

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, January 25, 2001

Ch. 1 - An Act to Establish the Washington County Emergency Medical Services Authority. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 85, L.D. 92)

(Chaptered copies of the above measure may be obtained from the Engrossing Department, Room 126, State House, 7 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0007, Ph. 207-287-1649.)

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2001

L.D. 301, S.P. 81
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Judicial Compensation Commission Regarding Retirement Benefits. (Submitted by the Judicial Compensation Commission pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes, Title 4, section 1701.)

L.D. 302, S.P. 82
An Act to Designate the Ryefield Bridge an Historic Bridge. (Presented by President Pro Tem BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 303, S.P. 83
An Act to Appropriate Funds to Assist in Removing a Hazardous Dam. (Presented by Senator FERGUSON of Oxford)

L.D. 304, S.P. 84
An Act Regarding the Franchises of Transmission and Distribution Electric Companies. (Presented by Senator FERGUSON of Oxford)

L.D. 305, S.P. 85
An Act to Allow Maine to Continue its Membership in the Northeast States Association for Agricultural Stewardship. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 306, H.P. 257
An Act to Authorize a Registered Maine Guide Registration Plate. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 307, H.P. 258
An Act to Clarify Arrest Powers under Certain Bench Warrants. (Presented by Representative BOUFFARD of Lewiston)

L.D. 308, H.P. 259
Resolve, to Regulate the Harvesting of Horseshoe Crabs. (Presented by Representative HALL of Bristol)

L.D. 309, H.P. 260
An Act Regarding Statute of Limitations for Attorneys. (Presented by Representative LaVERDIERE of Wilton)

L.D. 310, H.P. 261
An Act to Require Bonding of Building Contractors. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 311, H.P. 262
An Act to Provide Tax Credits against the Maine State Income Tax for Qualifying Education Expenses of Dependent Children in Grades Kindergarten to 12. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 312, H.P. 263
An Act to Modernize the Laws Regarding Bicycle Safety. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 313, H.P. 264
An Act Regarding Prisoner Participation in Public Work Projects or Improvements to Charitable Organizations' Property. (Presented by Representative LESSARD of Topsham)

L.D. 314, S.P. 87
An Act to Require Notice to Telephone Customers in Maine Prior to Price Increases. (Presented by Senator CARPENTER of York)

L.D. 315, S.P. 88
Resolve, Directing the Office of Policy and Legal Analysis and the Office of the Revisor of Statutes to Prepare a Recodification of the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Laws. (Presented by Senator CARPENTER of York)

L.D. 316, S.P. 89
An Act to Authorize Representation by the Public Advocate of Consumer Interests on Regional Decision-making Bodies. (Presented by Senator CARPENTER of York)

L.D. 317, S.P. 90
An Act to Clarify the Maine Turnpike Authority's Power Regarding Confidentiality of Information. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 318, S.P. 92
An Act to Clarify the Law Concerning Representations Made in Insurance Contracts. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 319, S.P. 93
An Act to Allow Municipalities to Advertise Legal Notices in Weekly Newspapers. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 320, S.P. 94
An Act to Provide a Tax Credit to Certain Small Businesses. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 321, S.P. 95
An Act to Strengthen Maine's Economic Development Incentive Laws. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 322, S.P. 96
An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicle Franchise Laws. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 323, S.P. 97
An Act Concerning Patient Access to Eye Care Providers. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 324, S.P. 98
An Act Regarding the Rescission Period in the Purchase of Time Shares. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 325, S.P. 99
An Act to Enhance Collectibility of the Penalty for Failure to File the Municipal Valuation Tax Return. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 326, S.P. 100
An Act to Include a Legislator as a Voting Member of the Somerset County Budget Committee and to Eliminate the 3 Advisory Members. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 327, S.P. 101
An Act Relating to the Scallop Count. (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 328, S.P. 102
An Act to Lower the Sulfur Content of Gasoline Sold in the State. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 329, S.P. 103
An Act to Increase the Number of Teachers. (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 330, S.P. 104
Resolve, to Study the Placement of a Drug Rehabilitation Facility in Washington County. (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 331, S.P. 105
An Act to Promote Cultural Tourism for St. Croix Island. (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 332, S.P. 106
An Act to Require Seat Belts on School Buses. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 333, S.P. 107
An Act to Allow the Maine Turnpike Authority to Construct Communications Facilities. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 334, S.P. 108
An Act to Provide Incentives to Families Who Save for College. (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 335, S.P. 109
An Act to Change the Snowmobile Registration Laws. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 336, S.P. 110
An Act to Protect the Privacy of Maine Physicians. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 337, S.P. 111
Resolve, to Create a Study Commission on the Problems Created By Inadequate Funding for Special Education Services. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 338, S.P. 112
An Act to Increase Funding for Animal Welfare Programs. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 339, S.P. 113
An Act to Address Violence in Schools. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 340, S.P. 114
An Act to Create a Sportsman's License Plate. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 341, S.P. 115
An Act to Appropriate Block Grants to Promote Regional Tourism. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 342, S.P. 116
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $10,000,000 to Make Maine Courts Compliant with the Federal American With Disabilities Act of 1990. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 343, H.P. 265
Resolve, Authorizing the Department of Marine Resources to Convey by Transfer and Easement to the Boothbay Harbor Sewer District the State's Interest in Certain Property on McKown Point in West Boothbay Harbor. (Presented by Representative HONEY of Boothbay)

L.D. 344, H.P. 266
An Act to Extend the Repeal of the Lobster Trap Tag Freeze. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 345, H.P. 267
An Act to Amend the Definition of Shellfish to Include Whole Scallops. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 346, H.P. 268
An Act to Provide Clarification on the Use of Impact Fees. (Presented by Representative TOBIN of Windham)

L.D. 347, H.P. 269
An Act to Amend Certain Provisions of Maine's Wild Turkey Hunting Season. (Presented by Representative HONEY of Boothbay)

L.D. 348, H.P. 270
An Act to Clarify the Laws Pertaining to Licensing Requirements for Landowners. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 349, H.P. 271
An Act Concerning the Transportation of Juvenile Offenders. (Presented by Representative PEAVEY of Woolwich)

L.D. 350, H.P. 272
An Act to Exempt Recipients of the Silver Star from the State Income Tax. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 351, H.P. 273
An Act to Clarify the Training Requirements for Forest Rangers. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 352, H.P. 274
An Act to Prohibit Personal Use of State Vehicles by State Employees. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Eliot)

L.D. 353, H.P. 275
An Act to Permit Foster Parents to Purchase Group Health Insurance (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 354, H.P. 276
An Act to Enhance the Integrity of Processing Insurance Claims Relating to Motor Vehicle Glass. (Presented by Representative CHIZMAR of Lisbon)

L.D. 355, H.P. 277
An Act to Ban Dragging in Salt Pond Located in the Towns of Blue Hill, Brooklin and Sedgwick. (Presented by Representative VOLENIK of Brooklin)

L.D. 356, H.P. 278
An Act to Adjust the Unemployment Compensation Fund Cap. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 357, H.P. 279
An Act to Protect the State's Heating Oil Consumers. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 358, H.P. 280
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Require a Vote of 2/3 of Each House of the Legislature to Enact or Include a Tax or License Fee. (Presented by Representative WATERHOUSE of Bridgton)

L.D. 359, H.P. 281
An Act to Eliminate the Sales Tax on Shipping Charges on Home Party Sales. (Presented by Representative STEDMAN of Hartland)

L.D. 360, H.P. 282
An Act to Require that Professors of Social Work Be Licensed at the Master Social Worker or the Clinical Social Worker Level. (Presented by Representative SKOGLUND of St. George)

L.D. 361, H.P. 283
An Act to Adopt the Model Business Corporation Act in Maine. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 362, H.P. 284
An Act to Exempt Current Property Owners from Fees for Existing Rights-of-Way Across Train Lines. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 363, H.P. 285
An Act to Clarify the Law Regarding Name Changes. (Presented by Representative MITCHELL of Vassalboro)

L.D. 364, H.P. 286
Resolve, Recognizing the Phi Eta Kappa Building Association as a Nonprofit Corporation. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Orono)

L.D. 365, H.P. 287
An Act to Restore the Passage of Alewives on the St. Croix River. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HONEY of Boothbay)

L.D. 366, H.P. 288
An Act to Revise Maine Laws Governing Aquaculture. (Presented by Representative SKOGLUND of St. George)

L.D. 367, H.P. 289
An Act to Support Requests for Jobs for Maine's Graduates Programs in Maine Communities. (Presented by Speaker SAXL of Portland)

L.D. 368, H.P. 290
An Act to Openly Display Components of the Price of a Gallon of Gasoline at Filling Stations. (Presented by Representative MacDOUGALL of North Berwick)

L.D. 369, H.P. 291
An Act to Designate April 15th as Small Business Day. (Presented by Representative MacDOUGALL of North Berwick)

L.D. 370, H.P. 292
An Act to Appropriate Funds to Improve Employment Opportunities for People with Mental Illness. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 371, H.P. 293
An Act to Encourage Smoke-free Hospitals in Maine. (Presented by Representative LOVETT of Scarborough)

L.D. 372, H.P. 294
An Act to Clarify Municipal Authority Over Cable Television Franchises. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Belmont)

L.D. 373, H.P. 295
An Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Law as It Pertains to Employer-selected Health Care Providers. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 374, H.P. 296
An Act to Protect Maine Jobs and Natural Resources. (Presented by Representative PINEAU of Jay)

L.D. 375, H.P. 297
An Act to Ensure Parity in the Sale of Securities by Maine Financial Institutions. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 376, H.P. 298
An Act Regulating the Transportation of Water. (Presented by Representative PINEAU of Jay)

L.D. 377, H.P. 299
An Act to Consolidate Forms Used in the Course of Automobile Sales. (Presented by Representative ASH of Belfast)

L.D. 378, H.P. 300
An Act to Allow Individuals with Disability Registration Plates or Placards to Park Where There is a Parking Meter Without a Charge. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 379, H.P. 301
An Act to Amend the Lobster Fishing Owner and Operator Laws to Allow Limited Charter Vessel Operation. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative ETNIER of Harpswell)

L.D. 380, H.P. 302
An Act to Restore an Injured Employee's Right to Sue an Employer for Damages. (Presented by Representative PINEAU of Jay)

L.D. 381, H.P. 303
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Provide for the Direct Election of the Secretary of State. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 382, H.P. 304
An Act to Reauthorize and Expand the Lobster Promotion Council. (Presented by Representative ETNIER of Harpswell)

L.D. 383, H.P. 305
An Act to Limit Smoking by Foster Parents (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 384, H.P. 306
An Act to Increase the Forest Management Planning Income Tax Credit. (Presented by Representative FOSTER of Gray)

L.D. 385, H.P. 307
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Bail. (Presented by Representative SKOGLUND of St. George)

L.D. 386, H.P. 308
An Act Regarding the Use of Revenues Collected by the Public Utilities Commission. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McDONOUGH of Portland)

L.D. 387, H.P. 309
An Act to Appropriate Funds for the State's Share of the Budget to Operate the Northeast Legislative Association on Prescription Drug Pricing. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 388, H.P. 310
An Act to Amend Disclosure Reporting Requirements. (Presented by Representative McDONOUGH of Portland)

L.D. 389, H.P. 311
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Prohibit a Person Employed Full-time in the Judicial or Executive Branch of the State from Serving in the Legislature. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 390, H.P. 312
An Act to Require Telephone Utility Participation in Enhanced 9-1-1. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Belmont)

L.D. 391, H.P. 313
An Act to Expand the Mission of the Office of the Public Advocate. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 392, H.P. 315
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Joint Select Committee to Study the Creation of a Public/Private Purchasing Alliance to Ensure Access to Health Care for All Maine Citizens. (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. 393, S.P. 117
Resolve, to Change Medicaid Reimbursement for Nursing Facilities. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 394, S.P. 118
An Act to Facilitate State Park Campsite Reservations through the Internet. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 395, S.P. 119
An Act to Provide Funding for a Low-flow Study for the Aroostook Water and Soil Management Board. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 396, S.P. 120
An Act to Update the Abandoned Property Laws. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 397, S.P. 121
An Act Regarding Direct Sales from Maine Breweries. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 398, S.P. 122
An Act to Allow Municipalities to Determine the Level of Auto Excise Tax. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 399, S.P. 123
An Act to Encourage Parental Involvement in Schools. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 400, S.P. 124
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Judicial Compensation Commission Regarding Compensation. (Submitted by the Judicial Compensation Commission pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes, Title 4, section 1701.)

L.D. 401, S.P. 125
An Act to Prohibit the Sale of Liquor by Retail Licensees for Less than the Actual Price Paid. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 402, S.P. 126
An Act to Remove the Time Limit on Applying for Refunds of Tax Stamps on Unsalable Cigarettes. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 403, S.P. 127
An Act to Provide Health Insurance Coverage for General Anesthesia and Associated Facility Charges for Dental Procedures for Certain Vulnerable Persons. (Presented by Senator ABROMSON of Cumberland)

L.D. 404, S.P. 128
An Act to Promote Equity Among Health Care Clinics. (Presented by Senator ABROMSON of Cumberland)

L.D. 405, S.P. 129
An Act to Account for Homeschooled Children Under the School Funding Formula and to Require the Maine Educational Assessment for Homeschooled Children. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 406, H.P. 316
An Act to Reduce Tree Growth Tax Benefits to Landowners Who Ship Raw Timber Outside the Country. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 407, H.P. 317
An Act Relating to Out-of-state Travel for Work Purposes for Persons on Probation or on Supervised Release. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 408, H.P. 318
An Act to Expand the Jurisdiction of the Maine Turnpike Authority to Include an East-west Highway. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 409, H.P. 319
An Act Related to Nonresident Deer Hunters. (Presented by Representative USHER of Westbrook)

L.D. 410, H.P. 320
An Act to Provide Free Licenses to Harvest Marine Organisms for Persons Over 70 Years of Age. (Presented by Representative McDONOUGH of Portland)

L.D. 411, H.P. 321
An Act to Enforce the Speed Limit at Toll Plaza Approaches on the Maine Turnpike. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 412, H.P. 322
An Act to Amend the Maine Consumer Credit Code. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 413, H.P. 323
An Act to Amend the Definition of "Health Insurance". (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 414, H.P. 324
An Act to Require Health Maintenance Organizations to Cover Optometrist Services. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 415, H.P. 325
An Act to Strengthen Health Maintenance Organization Insolvency Requirements. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 416, H.P. 326
An Act to Improve the Services of the Saco River Corridor Commission. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 417, H.P. 327
An Act to Tax Farm Implements Equally. (Presented by Representative CRABTREE of Hope)

L.D. 418, H.P. 328
An Act to Promote Efficiency in the Provision of Administrative Services for Child Care Providers. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 419, H.P. 329
An Act to Provide Information to Providers of Child Care Regarding Business Support. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 420, H.P. 330
An Act to Strengthen Energy Conservation. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 421, H.P. 331
An Act to Reinstitute the Auditing of State Agencies by the Department of Audit. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 422, H.P. 332
Resolve, to Require the Department of Education to Propose Guidelines for Students Who Have Been Convicted of Violent Crimes. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 423, H.P. 333
An Act to Facilitate Implementation of Court Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 424, H.P. 334
An Act to Restrict Atlantic Halibut Fishing in State Waters. (Presented by Representative HONEY of Boothbay)

L.D. 425, H.P. 335
An Act to Restrict the Use of Gill Nets. (Presented by Representative HONEY of Boothbay)

L.D. 426, H.P. 336
An Act Concerning Managed Care Provider Agreements. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 427, H.P. 337
An Act to Delegate the Authority to Regulate Personal Watercraft in Unorganized Territories to County Commissioners. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 428, H.P. 338
An Act to Modify the Bureau of Insurance Complaint Ratios and to Increase the Amount of Penalties Assessed Against Violators of the Maine Insurance Code. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 429, H.P. 339
An Act to Change the Name of the Bureau of Banking in Order to Accurately Reflect the Scope and Variety of Entities Regulated by the Bureau. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 430, H.P. 340
An Act to Encourage Equity Equivalent Loans or Investments in Nonprofit Community Economic Development Organizations. (Presented by Representative HALL of Bristol)

L.D. 431, H.P. 341
An Act to Amend the Credit for Reinsurance Provisions of the Maine Insurance Code. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 432, H.P. 342
An Act to Make Changes to the Board of Licensure in Medicine. (Presented by Representative VOLENIK of Brooklin)

L.D. 433, H.P. 343
An Act to Provide Funding to the Wells National Estuarine Reserve Research Center. (Presented by Representative COLLINS of Wells)

L.D. 434, H.P. 344
Resolve, Regarding the Expansion of a Right-of-way Across the Elizabeth Levinson Center in Bangor. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Bangor)

L.D. 435, H.P. 345
An Act to Amend the Charter of the Lewiston-Auburn Water Pollution Control Authority. (Presented by Representative MAILHOT of Lewiston)

L.D. 436, H.P. 346
An Act Concerning National Board Certification of Teachers. (Presented by Representative CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 437, H.P. 347
Resolve, to Clarify the Principles of Reimbursement for Nursing Facilities. (Presented by Representative ETNIER of Harpswell)

L.D. 438, H.P. 348
An Act to Exempt Nonprofit Religious Ministries From Sales Tax for Items Used in Missionary Work. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 439, H.P. 349
An Act to Create Catastrophic Health Insurance for Small Businesses in Maine. (Presented by Representative MacDOUGALL of North Berwick)

L.D. 440, H.P. 350
An Act to Exempt from the Definition of "Watercraft" Permanently Affixed Boats. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 441, H.P. 351
Resolve, to Expand Access to Certified Nursing Assistant Training Programs. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 442, H.P. 352
An Act to Repeal the Limitation on Certain Income that Maine State Retirement System Retirees May Earn Without Incurring a Reduction in Benefits. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 443, H.P. 353
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Placards for Handicapped Motor Vehicle Operators. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 444, H.P. 354
An Act to Allow Washington County to Elect Its Own District Attorney. (Presented by Representative BUNKER of Kossuth Township)

L.D. 445, H.P. 355
An Act to Establish a Sales Tax Exemption for Purchases Made by Private, Nonprofit Senior Citizens' Centers. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Bangor)

L.D. 446, H.P. 356
An Act to Prohibit State Expenditures on International Treaties not Ratified by the United States Senate. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 447, H.P. 357
Resolve, Authorizing Sharon Huff and Raymond Huff to Sue the State. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 448, H.P. 358
An Act to Discourage the Use of Dangerous Drugs. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Bangor)

L.D. 449, H.P. 359
An Act to Require 2 Runners on Lobster Traps. (Presented by Representative SULLIVAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 450, H.P. 360
An Act to Eliminate the Coyote Snaring Program. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 451, H.P. 361
An Act to Create Accountability for Money Spent on Auto Insurance for Participants in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program. (Presented by Representative KASPRZAK of Newport)

L.D. 452, H.P. 362
An Act to Assist Individuals in Obtaining Catastrophic Insurance. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 453, H.P. 363
An Act to Recognize the Special Circumstances of Border Hospitals. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 454, S.P. 130
An Act to Clean Up Maine's Clean Election Law. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 455, S.P. 131
An Act to Increase Reimbursement Rates for Maine's Bottle Redemption Businesses. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 456, S.P. 132
Resolve, to Increase Access and Support Student Success at Maine's Technical Colleges. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 457, S.P. 133
An Act to Clarify that the Sales Tax Exemption for Purchase of Manufacturing Equipment Applies Equitably. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 458, S.P. 134
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Board of Licensing of Auctioneers. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 459, S.P. 135
An Act to Expand the Authority of Maine Prosecutors to Coordinate the Prosecution of Drug Cases. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 460, S.P. 136
An Act to Promote Fairness and Equity in Liquor Prices. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 461, S.P. 137
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Wage and Benefit Records Kept by Contractors Working on Public Works Projects. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 462, S.P. 139
An Act to Clarify the Substance Abuse Law. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 463, S.P. 140
An Act to Authorize the Department of Transportation to Locate and Construct Railroad Lines. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 464, S.P. 141
An Act to Require a License to Sell Firearms. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 465, S.P. 142
Resolve, to Provide Medicaid Reimbursement for Service Dogs and Companion Animals. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 466, H.P. 364
An Act to Remove Liability from School Units When Releasing Information on School Employees Accused of Crimes. (Presented by Representative O'BRIEN of Augusta)

L.D. 467, H.P. 365
An Act to Make Career Information More Accessible to Maine Citizens. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Livermore)

L.D. 468, H.P. 366
An Act to Amend the Lobster Licensing Laws. (Presented by Representative ASH of Belfast)

L.D. 469, H.P. 367
An Act to Provide Funding for an Educational Component at Historic Fort Knox in the Town of Prospect. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 470, H.P. 368
An Act to Provide Mental Health Services at Shelters. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 471, H.P. 369
An Act to Provide a Local Option on Display of the State Flag. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 472, H.P. 370
Resolve, to Establish a Fatherhood Issues Study Commission. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 473, H.P. 371
An Act to Provide 4 Additional Personnel to the Department of Human Services Community Services Center. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 474, H.P. 372
An Act to Require Liability Insurance Carriers to Disclose Limits of Liability to Claimants. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 475, H.P. 373
An Act to Govern Fees Assessed by the Bureau of General Services that Apply to School Construction Projects. (Presented by Representative NASS of Acton)

L.D. 476, H.P. 374
An Act to Require Lifetime Probation for Dangerous Sexual Offenders. (Presented by Representative O'BRIEN of Augusta)

L.D. 477, H.P. 375
An Act Directing the Department of Human Services to Annually Adjust Dental Reimbursement Rates Under the Medicaid Program. (Presented by Representative O'BRIEN of Augusta)

L.D. 478, H.P. 376
An Act to Strengthen the Maine Rx Program. (Presented by Representative COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 479, H.P. 377
An Act Concerning Eligibility for ASPIRE-TANF Participation in Households where an Individual has a Physical or Mental Health Disability. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 480, H.P. 378
An Act Concerning the State Board of Funeral Service. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Bangor)

L.D. 481, H.P. 379
An Act to Modify the Dam Repair and Reconstruction Fund. (Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway)

L.D. 482, H.P. 380
An Act to Ensure Equality in Health Insurance Coverage for Eating Disorders for Children and Adults. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 483, H.P. 381
An Act to Revise the Sewer Lien Laws. (Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway)

L.D. 484, H.P. 382
An Act to Mandate Smoking Cessation Services for Health Insurance. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 485, H.P. 383
Resolve, to Create a Committee to Study the Feasibility of a Single Payor Health Care System. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 486, H.P. 384
An Act to Implement a State Universal Service Fund. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 487, H.P. 385
An Act to Allow the Agencies of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation to Revoke Professional and Occupational Licenses. (Presented by Representative LaVERDIERE of Wilton)

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