weekly
LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVII, No. 6

Monday, February 12, 2001

120th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILL ENACTED

Public Law

Signed by the Governor

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Ch. 1 - 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) (H.P. 227, L.D. 262) (Governor's Bill)

(Chaptered copies of the above measures 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 9, 2001

L.D. 488, S.P. 144
An Act to Correct an Error in the Bureau of Parks and Lands Statute. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 489, S.P. 145
An Act to Provide Pay Equity. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 490, S.P. 146
An Act to Preserve Competition in the Retail Marketing of Motor Fuels. (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 491, S.P. 147
An Act Regarding Service Contracts. (Presented by Senator ABROMSON of Cumberland)

L.D. 492, S.P. 148
An Act to Reimburse Communities that have Constructed Sand and Salt Sheds and are Rated Priority 1 or 2. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 493, S.P. 149
An Act to Require the Department of Transportation to Coordinate with Municipalities Regarding Landscaping and Planting. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 494, S.P. 150
An Act to Authorize a Major Medical Insurance Program for Prisoners Incarcerated in County Jails. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 495, S.P. 151
An Act to Amend the Small Power Production and Cogeneration Laws. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 496, S.P. 152
An Act to Amend the Maine Revenue-sharing Formula. (Presented by Senator LEMONT of York)

L.D. 497, S.P. 153
An Act to Reduce Noise Pollution. (Presented by Senator LEMONT of York)

L.D. 498, S.P. 154
An Act to Increase the Bond Ceiling of the University of Maine System. (Presented by President Pro Tem BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 499, S.P. 155
An Act to Clarify the Qualifications for Health Care Providers Conducting Employer-requested Examinations. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 500, S.P. 156
An Act to Clarify the Act of Separation of Frye Island from the Town of Standish. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator O'GARA of Cumberland)

L.D. 501, S.P. 157
An Act to Reform Certain Features of the Clean Election Law. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 502, S.P. 158
An Act to Create the Right to Fish. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 503, S.P. 159
An Act to Authorize the Town of Bar Harbor to Acquire the Bar Harbor Water Company. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 504, S.P. 160
An Act to Establish the State's Recycling and Waste Reduction Goals. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 505, S.P. 161
An Act to Continue the Donated Dental Services Program. (Presented by Senator RAND of Cumberland)

L.D. 506, S.P. 162
An Act to Expand Funding for the Maine Research Internships for Teachers and Students Program. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 507, H.P. 386
An Act to Provide Property Tax Relief from the Cost of Public Transportation. (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 508, H.P. 387
An Act to Repeal the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Certification Requirements for Sheriffs. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 509, H.P. 388
An Act to Regulate Waste Transfer Facilities. (Presented by Representative LOVETT of Scarborough)

L.D. 510, H.P. 389
An Act Concerning Indemnification and Limitation of Liability Provisions of Managed Care Participating Provider Agreements. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 511, H.P. 390
An Act to Provide an Opportunity to Minors Under 16 Years of Age to Work in Nonprofit Moving Image Archives and Nonprofit Community Theaters. (Presented by Representative ROSEN of Bucksport)

L.D. 512, H.P. 391
An Act to Encourage HIV Testing of Pregnant Patients. (Presented by Representative MARRACHÉ of Waterville)

L.D. 513, H.P. 392
An Act to Permit Grievance Mediation by the Panel of Mediators. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 514, H.P. 393
An Act to Require Public Access to All State Waters. (Presented by Representative MORRISON of Baileyville)

L.D. 515, H.P. 394
An Act to Eliminate the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 516, H.P. 395
An Act Regarding Prehistoric and Historic Archaeological Work Performed in the Shoreland Zone. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 517, H.P. 396
An Act to Establish the Identification Card of a Maine Indian Tribe as an Acceptable Form of Identification. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 518, H.P. 397
An Act to Promote Affordable Housing for the Elderly. (Presented by Representative LEDWIN of Holden)

L.D. 519, H.P. 398
An Act to Amend the Licensing Provisions for Private Investigators. (Presented by Representative CHIZMAR of Lisbon)

L.D. 520, H.P. 399
An Act Concerning Small Breweries That Are Licensed to Serve Liquor on Premises. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 521, H.P. 400
An Act to Adopt the Canadian Highway Weight Standards. (Presented by Representative MORRISON of Baileyville)

L.D. 522, H.P. 401
An Act to Hold Persons Incarcerated in County Jails Accountable for Certain Costs Associated with Their Incarceration. (Presented by Representative LESSARD of Topsham)

L.D. 523, H.P. 402
An Act to Create a Special Maine Indian Tribe License Plate. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 524, H.P. 403
An Act to Fund Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention. (Presented by Representative COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 525, H.P. 404
An Act to Improve Access to Residential Care in Rural Maine. (Presented by Representative LOVETT of Scarborough)

L.D. 526, H.P. 405
An Act to Expand Insurance Coverage in the State. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Eliot)

L.D. 527, H.P. 406
An Act to Amend Certain Laws Administered by the Department of Environmental Protection. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 528, H.P. 407
An Act to Amend the Beano and Games of Chance Laws. (Presented by Representative CHIZMAR of Lisbon)

L.D. 529, H.P. 408
An Act to Create the Office of Ombudsman. (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 530, H.P. 409
An Act to Preserve Public Access and Job Opportunities in the Maine Woods. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 531, H.P. 410
An Act to Reimburse Collectors of Sales and Use Taxes. (Presented by Representative BUCK of Yarmouth)

L.D. 532, H.P. 411
An Act to Appropriate Funds to the Maine Technical College System for the Operation of the Bath Higher Education Center. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 533, H.P. 412
An Act to Improve the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement Program. (Presented by Representative MAILHOT of Lewiston)

L.D. 534, H.P. 413
An Act to Prohibit the Delay in Provisional Payment of Certain Disability Benefits. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Van Buren)

L.D. 535, H.P. 414
An Act to Expand Educational Opportunities. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 536, H.P. 415
An Act to Define and Revise Noncompete Employment Contracts. (Presented by Representative BRUNO of Raymond)

L.D. 537, H.P. 416
An Act to Require the State to Pay for Veterans' Obituaries and State Flags. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 538, H.P. 417
An Act to Require a Recommendation from a Physician Before Being Eligible for Disability Benefits. (Presented by Representative MARRACHÉ of Waterville)

L.D. 539, H.P. 418
An Act Regarding Commercial Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs. (Presented by Representative TRACY of Rome)

L.D. 540, H.P. 419
Resolve, to Coordinate and Improve Access To Health Care for Women. (Presented by Representative JACOBS of Turner)

L.D. 541, H.P. 420
An Act to Provide a New Opportunity in the Moose Lottery. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 542, H.P. 421
An Act to Expand the Muzzle-loading Season to 15 Hunting Days. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 543, H.P. 422
An Act to Provide Universal Access to Health Care for All Citizens of the State. (Presented by Representative PARADIS of Frenchville)

L.D. 544, H.P. 423
An Act to Eliminate Unnecessary Paperwork for Wage-hour Compliance. (Presented by Representative TREADWELL of Carmel)

L.D. 545, H.P. 424
An Act to Remove the Requirement for Display of a Front License Plate on a Motor Vehicle. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Bangor)

L.D. 546, H.P. 425
An Act to Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Boats Used for Business. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 547, H.P. 426
An Act to Provide Support for Impoverished Communities for Economic Development. (Presented by Representative McGLOCKLIN of Embden)

L.D. 548, H.P. 427
An Act to Repeal the Requirement that the Kennebec County Budget be Approved by the Legislature. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 549, H.P. 428
Resolve, to Improve the Accessibility of Nursing Facility Services for Consumers with Chronic Conditions. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 550, H.P. 429
Resolve, to Amend the National Guard Education Assistance Pilot Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FISHER of Brewer)

L.D. 551, H.P. 430
An Act to Amend the Law Regarding the Maine Governmental Facilities Authority. (Presented by Representative O'BRIEN of Augusta)

L.D. 552, H.P. 431
An Act to Improve Police Officer Safety. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 553, H.P. 432
An Act to Exempt Seaweed Harvesting from Certain Restrictions. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 554, H.P. 433
An Act to Provide Equity in Reimbursement for Health Care Providers. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Bangor)

L.D. 555, H.P. 434
An Act Regarding Assignment of Benefits Under Personal Injury Insurance. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Bangor)

L.D. 556, H.P. 435
An Act to Increase Eligibility for Health Care Benefits. (Presented by Representative MARRACHÉ of Waterville)

L.D. 557, H.P. 436
An Act to Amend the Laws Pertaining to Pedestrians on a Public Way. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BUCK of Yarmouth)

L.D. 558, H.P. 437
An Act to Add 75 Residential Care Beds Under the Medicaid Program. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 559, H.P. 438
An Act to Provide Uniformity and Consistency in the Appeals from the Trial Courts to the Law Court. (Presented by Representative LaVERDIERE of Wilton)

L.D. 560, H.P. 439
An Act to Establish the Maine Cave Protection Act. (Presented by Representative DESMOND of Mapleton)

L.D. 561, H.P. 440
An Act to Correct the Judicial Retirement Laws Regarding Administrative Court Judges. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LaVERDIERE of Wilton)

L.D. 562, H.P. 441
An Act to Allow Municipalities to Create Capital Improvement Districts. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 563, H.P. 442
An Act to Require Towns to Process Initiative and Referendum Petitions within One Week of Delivery. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 564, H.P. 443
An Act to Encourage Indelible Ballot Markings. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 565, H.P. 444
An Act to Discourage Drunken Driving. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 566, H.P. 445
An Act to Allow Vehicles Purchased at Auction to Travel 25 Miles After Delivery at a Dealership for Inspection and Repair. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 567, H.P. 446
An Act to Financially Reward Maine Teachers Who Earn Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 568, H.P. 447
An Act to Improve Local Governmental Unit Access to Bulk Purchasing. (Presented by Representative MITCHELL of Vassalboro)

L.D. 569, H.P. 448
An Act to Preserve the Integrity of the Polling Place by Limiting the Physical Presence of Candidates. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 570, H.P. 449
An Act to Remove Redundant Written Authorization Requirements. (Presented by Representative COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 571, H.P. 450
An Act to Eliminate the Sales Tax on Textbooks. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 572, H.P. 451
An Act to Create a Computer Technology Taxable Income Deduction for Maine Families. (Presented by Representative MacDOUGALL of North Berwick)

L.D. 573, H.P. 452
An Act to Require Health Insurance Carriers to Cover the Cost of Dental Surgery for Children in Need of Hospital Dentistry. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 574, H.P. 453
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Reduce the Number of Signatures Required for Citizen Initiatives. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 575, H.P. 454
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Allow Maine Citizens to Propose Constitutional Amendments by Initiative. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 576, H.P. 455
RESOLUTION, to Amend the Constitution of Maine to Dedicate Funds for the Protection of Maine's Fish and Wildlife Resources. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 577, H.P. 456
An Act to Create Equitable Taxation of Leased Property. (Presented by Representative COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 578, H.P. 457
An Act to Assist Municipalities in Developing and Using Geographic Information Systems to Track Development and Promote Smart Growth. (Presented by Representative NASS of Acton)

L.D. 579, H.P. 458
An Act to Allow Sheriffs to Use Modern Record-keeping Technologies in the Maintenance of Jail Records. (Presented by Representative PEAVEY of Woolwich)

L.D. 580, H.P. 459
An Act to Prohibit Collection of Referendum Signatures on the Day of State Elections. (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 581, H.P. 460
An Act to Exempt Certain Organizations from the Meals and Lodging Tax. (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 582, S.P. 163
An Act to Prohibit the State from Competing with Private Industry. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 583, S.P. 164
Resolve, to Provide Improved Access to Quality Locally Grown Foods through Expansion of the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 584, S.P. 165
An Act to Encourage Agricultural Development. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 585, S.P. 166
An Act to Remove Telemarketers from the Application of the Consumer Solicitation Sales Laws. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 586, S.P. 167
An Act to Clarify the Testing Process for the Licensing of Guides. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 587, S.P. 168
An Act to Clarify Laws Pertaining to Nuisance Wildlife. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 588, S.P. 170
An Act Concerning Nurses in Advanced Practice. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 589, S.P. 171
An Act to Amend the Invasive Aquatic Plants Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 590, S.P. 172
An Act to Strengthen the Authority of the Bureau of Insurance. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 591, H.P. 463
An Act to Ensure the Safety of Railroad Bridges. (Presented by Representative HALL of Bristol)

L.D. 592, H.P. 464
An Act to Ensure that Fishways on Tidal Waters are Working. (Presented by Representative HONEY of Boothbay)

L.D. 593, H.P. 465
An Act to Establish the Office of Securities within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 594, H.P. 466
An Act to Require Health Insurance Providers to Maintain Benefits During the Contract Term. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 595, H.P. 467
Resolve, to Allocate Funds to the Department of Transportation for the Construction of a 2nd Bridge in Skowhegan. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 596, H.P. 468
An Act to Expand Youth Conservation Education Programs. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 597, H.P. 469
An Act Concerning Fees Charged to State Agencies for the Review of Leases. (Presented by Representative BUMPS of China)

L.D. 598, H.P. 470
An Act to Require Investigating Officers to Make Reports to the Secretary of State. (Presented by Representative LESSARD of Topsham)

L.D. 599, H.P. 471
An Act to Eliminate Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company Industry and Geographic Divisions and Related Advisory Boards and Other Outdated Provisions. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 600, H.P. 472
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Joint Select Committee on School-based Health Care Services. (Submitted by the Joint Select Committee on School-based Health Care Services, pursuant to Joint Order 1999, H.P. 1864.)

L.D. 601, S.P. 173
An Act to Provide for Relief from Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Certain Cases. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 602, S.P. 174
An Act to Allow for the Taking of Palm Prints, Footprints and Photographs of a Person Charged with the Commission of a Juvenile Crime. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 603, S.P. 175
An Act to Increase Instruction for Legally Blind Children. (Presented by Senator SAWYER of Penobscot)

L.D. 604, S.P. 176
An Act to Improve Education Service for Children with Disabilities. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 605, S.P. 177
An Act to Improve Opportunities for Recruitment of Teachers. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 606, S.P. 178
Resolve, to Reduce the Cost of Health Care Policies Purchased by Consumers and Businesses. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 607, S.P. 179
An Act to Amend the Tax Expenditure Review Process. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 608, S.P. 180
An Act to Provide Heating Fuel Assistance to the Elderly. (Presented by Senator O'GARA of Cumberland)

L.D. 609, S.P. 181
An Act to Require that the Members of the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission be Elected from the Counties They Represent. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 610, S.P. 182
An Act to Ensure Environmental Integrity, Forest Health and Rural Maine Jobs. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 611, S.P. 183
An Act to Create a Pilot Project to Fully Implement the Maine Medical Marijuana Act of 1998. (Presented by Senator RAND of Cumberland)

L.D. 612, S.P. 184
An Act to Permit Excavations Within 25 Feet of Streams. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 613, H.P. 473
An Act to Create a Sales Tax Holiday for the Purchase of School Supplies. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 614, H.P. 474
An Act to Exempt Persons at Least 70 Years of Age from Jury Service at Their Discretion. (Presented by Representative STEDMAN of Hartland)

L.D. 615, H.P. 475
An Act to Eliminate the Marriage Penalty under the Income Tax Laws. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 616, H.P. 476
An Act to Exempt Over-the-counter Medications From the Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 617, H.P. 477
An Act to Require Property Tax Payments on Conservation Easements and Development Rights Purchased After October 1, 2001. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 618, H.P. 478
An Act to Remove State Road Signs with Offensive Names from Interstate Route 95 and the Maine Turnpike. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 619, H.P. 479
Resolve, to Provide Adequate Patient Care Staffing for Certain Home Care Programs. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 620, H.P. 480
An Act to Amend the Charter of the Gray Water District. (Presented by Representative FOSTER of Gray)

L.D. 621, H.P. 481
An Act to Protect a Child's Right to Bike and Walk to School. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 622, H.P. 482
An Act to Eliminate Smoking in Maine Schools and on School Grounds. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 623, H.P. 483
An Act to Require Election Law Training to Voter Registrars and Clerks. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 624, H.P. 484
An Act to Amend the Clean Election Laws. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 625, H.P. 485
An Act to Compensate Citizens When Property is Seized Wrongfully and Damaged. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 626, H.P. 486
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Sex Offender Registration. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 627, H.P. 487
An Act to Expand the Definition of School Construction to Include Renovation and Expansion of Existing Facilities. (Presented by Representative MARRACHÉ of Waterville)

L.D. 628, H.P. 488
An Act to Prohibit Certain Conduct Relating to Elephants. (Presented by Representative MUSE of South Portland)

L.D. 629, H.P. 489
An Act to Allow a Mortgagor to Select a Land Title Company to Perform the Title Search. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 630, H.P. 490
An Act Concerning Closed Periods for Lobstering. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative ETNIER of Harpswell)

L.D. 631, H.P. 491
An Act to Require that All Owners Sign a Notice of Intent to Harvest for Land Subject to the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 632, H.P. 492
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Allow Municipalities the Option of Exempting Personal Property from Taxation if No Property Owner in the Municipality Owns More than 2% of the Taxable Property in the Municipality. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 633, H.P. 493
An Act to Provide Residential and Community-based Services Through the Children's Mental Health Program. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 634, H.P. 494
An Act to Ensure Uniform Enforcement of Maine's Weight Laws. (Presented by Representative COLLINS of Wells)

L.D. 635, H.P. 495
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Value All Land Based on Its Current Use. (Presented by Representative FOSTER of Gray)

L.D. 636, H.P. 496
An Act to Promote Healthy Workplaces. (Presented by Representative TWOMEY of Biddeford)

L.D. 637, H.P. 497
An Act to Amend the Charter of the Portland Water District to Conform to Changes in the Municipal Election Date for the City of Portland. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 638, H.P. 498
An Act Establishing Children's Identification Cards. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 639, H.P. 499
An Act to Require Notification to All Property Owners in a Municipality of a Zoning Change Made in That Municipality. (Presented by Representative FOSTER of Gray)

L.D. 640, H.P. 500
Resolve, to Ensure Consumer Access to Home Care Services. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 641, H.P. 501
An Act to Implement Recommendations of the Joint Advisory Committee on Select Services for Older Persons. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 642, H.P. 502
An Act Concerning the Administration of Medications in County Jails. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Bridgewater)

L.D. 643, H.P. 503
An Act to Allow Municipalities to Lower Certain Speed Limits. (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 644, H.P. 504
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Lobster Tag System. (Presented by Representative USHER of Westbrook)

L.D. 645, H.P. 505
An Act to Allow Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Stations to Set Their Own Fees and to Require the Inspection of Brake Friction Material. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 646, H.P. 506
An Act to Establish the Maine Energy Advisory Council. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 647, H.P. 507
An Act to Expand Parental Control of a Minor Child. (Presented by Representative MacDOUGALL of North Berwick)

L.D. 648, H.P. 508
An Act to Increase the Period of Ineligibility for the Moose Lottery to 5 years. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 649, H.P. 509
An Act Concerning the Obligation of County Taxpayers to Pay for Medical Care for County Jail Inmates. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Bridgewater)

L.D. 650, H.P. 510
An Act Creating a Fund to Assist Towns with Public Water Sources that have Eurasian Milfoil. (Presented by Representative WATERHOUSE of Bridgton)

L.D. 651, H.P. 511
An Act to Restore the Maine Court Facilities Authority. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 652, H.P. 512
An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Eliot)

L.D. 653, H.P. 514
An Act to Authorize Department of Transportation Bond Issues in the Amount of $2,900,000 to Fund High Priority Snowmobile Crossings on Highway Bridges and Provide Boating and Fishing Access Improvements to Highway Bridges. (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.)

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