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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVII, No. 7

Monday, February 19, 2001

120th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2001

L.D. 654, H.P. 515
An Act to Amend the Tax Assessed Against Certain Casual Sales. (Presented by Representative GREEN of Monmouth)

L.D. 655, H.P. 516
An Act to Clarify the Rights of Residents Within Wildlife Sanctuaries. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Eliot)

L.D. 656, H.P. 517
An Act to Require a Continuing Review of Regional Transportation Problems in Northern York County and Southern Cumberland County. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 657, H.P. 518
An Act to Exempt Individuals Who are 65 Years of Age or Older and Meet Income Requirements from Increases in Property Taxes. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 658, S.P. 186
An Act to Continue Funding for the Maine Microenterprise Initiative Fund. (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 659, S.P. 187
Resolve, to Promote the Blueberry Industry. (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 660, S.P. 188
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing a Conflict of Interest for a School Board Member. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 661, S.P. 189
An Act to Make An Owner Responsible for a Person's Injuries Caused by a Dog. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 662, S.P. 190
An Act to Remove Barriers to Providing Natural Gas Services. (Presented by Senator O'GARA of Cumberland)

L.D. 663, S.P. 191
An Act to Require a Position to be Filled in the Iris Network. (Presented by Senator O'GARA of Cumberland)

L.D. 664, S.P. 192
An Act to Amend the Employment Tax Increment Financing Program. (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 665, S.P. 193
An Act to Increase Efficiency in Maine Land Use Regulation Commission Permitting. (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 666, S.P. 194
An Act to Amend the Law Governing the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 667, S.P. 195
An Act to Exempt Retirement Income from the Maine Income Tax. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 668, S.P. 196
An Act to Reallocate a Portion of the Calendar Year 1999 Allocation of State Ceiling. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 669, S.P. 197
An Act to Clarify the Use of the Municipal Investment Trust Fund. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 670, S.P. 198
An Act to Strengthen Maine's Worker Advocate Program. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 671, S.P. 199
Resolve, to Direct the State Planning Office to Provide Community Forestry Training to Towns. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 672, S.P. 200
An Act to make Confidential Certain Information Collected from State Farmers. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 673, S.P. 201
An Act to Require Alien Big Game Hunters to be Accompanied by a Guide. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 674, H.P. 519
An Act to Change the Ad Valorem Tax on Certain Smokeless Tobacco Products to a Weight-based Tax. (Presented by Representative COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 675, H.P. 520
Resolve, to Establish Rules for On-line Sales of Hunting and Fishing Licenses and Watercraft, Snowmobile and All-terrain Vehicle Registrations. (Presented by Representative JACOBS of Turner)

L.D. 676, H.P. 521
An Act Relating to Research Activities of the Commissioner of Marine Resources. (Presented by Representative DUGAY of Cherryfield)

L.D. 677, H.P. 522
An Act to Change the Deadline for the Reporting of a Pilot Project Regarding Ambulance Drivers. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 678, H.P. 523
An Act to Establish a Maine Lobster Specialty Plate. (Presented by Representative HONEY of Boothbay)

L.D. 679, H.P. 524
An Act to Expand Access to Health Care for Adults. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 680, H.P. 525
An Act to Bring the Crime of Refusing to Submit to Arrest or Detention into Conformity with the Maine Criminal Code. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 681, H.P. 526
An Act to Amend the Law Concerning Possession of Firearms by Persons Convicted in Other States. (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 682, H.P. 527
An Act to Require the Adoption of the 2000 International Plumbing Code. (Presented by Representative TOBIN of Windham)

L.D. 683, H.P. 528
An Act to Allow Godparents as Intervenors in Child Custody Cases with the Department of Human Services. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 684, H.P. 529
An Act to Require Courts to Take Federal Disability Payments into Account when Determining Child Support Awards. (Presented by Representative PINKHAM of Lamoine)

L.D. 685, H.P. 530
An Act to Allow a Person with a Disability to Ride in Vehicles Being Towed. (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 686, H.P. 531
Resolve, Directing the Bureau of Health to Develop a Comprehensive Plan for the Detection and Treatment of Hepatitis C. (Presented by Representative BRUNO of Raymond)

L.D. 687, H.P. 532
An Act to Maintain a Centralized Database for Schedule II Prescriptions Dispensed by Pharmacies in the State. (Presented by Representative BRUNO of Raymond)

L.D. 688, H.P. 533
An Act to Eliminate the Requirement that Workers' Compensation Insurers Disclose Certain Cost Breakdowns When Issuing Workers' Compensation Policies. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 689, H.P. 534
An Act to Require Newborn Screening for Metabolic Abnormalities and Genetic or Biochemical Disorders. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 690, H.P. 535
Resolve, to Study the Special Education Teacher Shortage. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 691, H.P. 536
An Act to Allow Unemployment Recipients to Declare Estimated Income for Part-time Work. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 692, H.P. 537
An Act Regarding Minimum Prices for Cigarettes. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 693, H.P. 538
An Act to Reduce Property Taxes. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 694, H.P. 539
An Act to Fund the Pulp and Paper Technology Program at Kennebec Valley Technical College. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 695, H.P. 540
An Act to Expand Opportunities for Education, Training and Employment for Displaced Homemakers. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 696, H.P. 541
An Act to Allow for Fair Competition among Maine's Tracks. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 697, H.P. 542
Resolve, Decreasing the Gasoline Tax by 10 Cents Per Gallon. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 698, H.P. 543
An Act to Prohibit Discrimination. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 699, H.P. 544
An Act to Allow Access to Highways for Certain Purposes. (Presented by Representative FISHER of Brewer)

L.D. 700, H.P. 545
An Act to Amend the Physical Force Justification Laws. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 701, H.P. 546
An Act to Build Parking Garages in Service Center Municipalities. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 702, H.P. 547
An Act to Prohibit the Sale of Bear and Bear Parts. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 703, H.P. 548
An Act to Require that a Residential Facility for the Elderly Have an Automatic Door at the Main Entrance. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 704, H.P. 549
An Act to Establish the Rivers and Streams Restoration Fund. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 705, H.P. 550
An Act to Increase the State's Share of Retired Teacher Health Insurance. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 706, H.P. 551
Resolve, Requiring the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards to List its Mailing Address and Telephone Number on the Card Used to File for Unemployment. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 707, H.P. 552
Resolve, to Explore the Feasibility of Establishing a Dental Residency Program. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 708, H.P. 553
An Act Concerning Commercial Driver License Certification. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 709, H.P. 554
An Act Regarding Ancient Execution Liens. (Presented by Representative LaVERDIERE of Wilton)

L.D. 710, H.P. 555
An Act to Authorize Towns to Give Tax Breaks to Volunteer Firefighters. (Presented by Representative MURPHY of Berwick)

L.D. 711, H.P. 556
An Act to Permit a Sales Tax Trade-in Credit for Leased or Rented Vehicles. (Presented by Representative MURPHY of Berwick)

L.D. 712, H.P. 557
An Act to Exempt Organized Veterans Groups from Motor Vehicle Registration of Ceremonial Vehicles. (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 713, H.P. 558
An Act to Preserve Maine's Income Tax Revenues. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 714, H.P. 559
An Act to Authorize a Legislative Technical Advisory Office to Benefit from the Experience of Retired Scientific and Technical Experts. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 715, H.P. 560
An Act to Change the Truancy Laws. (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 716, H.P. 561
An Act to Convert Hospital Administrative District No. 1 to a Nonprofit, Nonstock Private Corporation. (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 717, H.P. 562
An Act to Index the Income Tax Deduction for Pensions to the Rate of Inflation. (Presented by Representative McDONOUGH of Portland)

L.D. 718, H.P. 563
An Act Concerning Disability Registration Plates and Placards. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 719, H.P. 564
An Act to Increase the Income Tax Deduction on Private, Public and Military Pensions from $6,000 to $10,000. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 720, H.P. 565
An Act to Increase the Bonding Limit of the Trustees of the City of Brewer High School District from $2,500,000 to $5,000,000. (Presented by Representative FISHER of Brewer)

L.D. 721, H.P. 566
Resolve, Establishing a Panel for Repeal of Unnecessary or Archaic Laws. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 722, H.P. 567
An Act to Strengthen the Maine Taxpayer Bill of Rights. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 723, H.P. 568
An Act to Establish a Flat Tax Rate for the Maine Income Tax. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 724, H.P. 569
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Courts' Guardian ad Litem Committee. (Presented by Representative MADORE of Augusta)

L.D. 725, H.P. 570
An Act to Maintain Maine Quality Centers' Current Level of Services. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 726, H.P. 571
An Act to Clarify the Medical Payments Subrogation Statute. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 727, H.P. 572
Resolve, to Establish a Task Force to Study the Progress in Implementing a Single Claims Processing System. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 728, H.P. 573
An Act to Require the Spouse of a Member of the Maine State Retirement System to Receive the Member's Death Benefits. (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 729, H.P. 574
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Presidential Primaries. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 730, H.P. 575
An Act to Assist Maine Licensing Agents in Modernization of Technology. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 731, H.P. 576
An Act to Require Gun Safety Education. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 732, H.P. 577
An Act to Encourage Maine's Best and Brightest Students to Continue their Education in the State of Maine. (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 733, H.P. 578
An Act to Enhance the Revenue for Nongame Species from the Proceeds of Environmental Registration Plate Sales. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 734, H.P. 579
An Act to Discontinue Complimentary Licenses to Hunt and Fish for Residents over 70 Years of Age. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 735, H.P. 580
An Act to Allow October Fishing. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 736, H.P. 581
An Act to Require State Approval Prior to Introducing Wolves into Maine. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 737, H.P. 582
An Act to Create the Infrastructure Trust Fund. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 738, H.P. 583
Resolve, Directing the Bureau of Revenue Services to Relocate the Chickadee Checkoff on the Maine Income Tax Form. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 739, H.P. 584
An Act to Require That Wolf Hybrids be Tattooed and to Establish Penalties for Releasing Wolf Hybrids from Captivity. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 740, H.P. 585
An Act to Provide Relief for Patients with Chronic Pain. (Presented by Representative McGLOCKLIN of Embden)

L.D. 741, H.P. 586
An Act to Mitigate Volatile Energy Costs. (Presented by Representative McGLOCKLIN of Embden)

L.D. 742, H.P. 587
An Act to Provide Fishing Access Signs. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 743, H.P. 588
An Act to Authorize Citizen-issued Citations for Violations of the Handicapped Parking Laws. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 744, H.P. 589
An Act to Allow Private Maintenance of Public Easements. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 745, H.P. 590
An Act to Require the Audio Recording of Interviews of Children by the Department of Human Services. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 746, H.P. 591
An Act to Exempt Certain Temporary Placement and Adoption Services Organizations from the Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative TOBIN of Windham)

L.D. 747, H.P. 592
An Act to Ensure That State Employees Receiving Workers' Compensation and Filling a Limited Period Position Remain in Their Respective Bargaining Units. (Presented by Representative HUTTON of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 748, H.P. 593
An Act to Lower the Early Withdrawal Penalty on Teacher Retirement to 2 1/2 Percent. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Orono)

L.D. 749, H.P. 594
An Act to Prohibit Cyberstalking. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 750, H.P. 595
Resolve, to Promote Ethnic Diversity and Maine's French Heritage. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 751, H.P. 596
An Act to Amend the Maine Tort Claims Act. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 752, H.P. 597
An Act to Amend the Standards for Release for Crime Bailable as of Right Preconviction. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Van Buren)

L.D. 753, H.P. 598
An Act to Create a Farmland and Open Space for the Community Board. (Presented by Representative HAWES of Standish)

L.D. 754, H.P. 599
An Act to Establish a 4-year Vocational Education Program. (Presented by Representative ANNIS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 755, H.P. 600
An Act to Clarify Referendum Wording. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 756, H.P. 601
An Act to Ensure Quality Home Care Coordination Services and Improve Long-term Care Services. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 757, H.P. 602
An Act to Amend the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992 as it Relates to Medical Payment Coverage. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Van Buren)

L.D. 758, H.P. 603
An Act to Require Certain Employers to Provide Certification for Employees Who Dispense Medications. (Presented by Representative HUTTON of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 759, H.P. 604
An Act to Create an Education License Plate. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Orono)

L.D. 760, H.P. 605
An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding Bear Baiting. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 761, H.P. 606
An Act Pertaining to Bear Hunting Permits. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 762, H.P. 607
An Act to Exempt Purple Heart Recipients from State Income Tax. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 763, H.P. 608
An Act to Refine the Maine Clean Election Act. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 764, H.P. 609
An Act to Establish an Ombudsman for the Department of Human Services. (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 765, H.P. 610
An Act to Establish a Municipal Reimbursement Formula for Current Use Taxation Programs. (Presented by Representative ETNIER of Harpswell)

L.D. 766, H.P. 611
An Act to Improve Child Development Services. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 767, S.P. 202
An Act to Facilitate Passenger Rail Transportation by Limiting Liability. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 768, S.P. 203
An Act to Require a Life Sentence for Murder Unless There Are Mitigating Circumstances. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 769, S.P. 204
An Act to Change the Job Title of County Administrator to County Manager for York County. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 770, S.P. 205
Resolve, to Encourage Entrepreneurship Education and Outreach. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 771, S.P. 206
An Act to Increase Penalties for Those Violating Covered-load Laws. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 772, S.P. 207
An Act to Require Explicit Statutory Authority for Expenditure of Certain Public Money for Lobbying Purposes and Private Enterprise and for Private For-profit Gain. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 773, S.P. 208
An Act to Promote Safety and to Help Elderly Drivers by Providing an Optional One-year License. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 774, S.P. 209
An Act to Require the Destruction of Confiscated and Forfeited Handguns. (Presented by Senator RAND of Cumberland)

L.D. 775, S.P. 210
An Act to Establish a Primitive Firearms Season for Deer. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 776, S.P. 211
An Act to Authorize the Department of Transportation to Use the Design-Build Method of Project Delivery. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 777, S.P. 212
An Act to Make Additional Allocations from the Highway Fund and Other Funds 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 Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 778, S.P. 213
An Act to Require Health Insurance Companies to Provide Advance Notice of Cancellation. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 779, S.P. 214
An Act to Enhance the State's Agricultural Marketing. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 780, S.P. 215
An Act to Promote Economic Growth in the Penobscot Valley. (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 781, S.P. 216
An Act to Require Veterinary Clinics to Fully Disclose Their After-hours Staffing Policies. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 782, S.P. 217
An Act to Ensure Health Maintenance Organization Accountability. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 783, S.P. 218
An Act to Update the Probate Code. (Presented by Senator SAWYER of Penobscot)

L.D. 784, S.P. 219
An Act to Stimulate Job Growth Through Investing in University Research and Development. (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 785, S.P. 220
An Act to Promote Capital Formation and Investment. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 786, S.P. 221
An Act to Create a State Tax Deduction for Donations to Maine Nonprofit Corporations. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 787, S.P. 222
An Act to Require the Filing of Soils Tests. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 788, S.P. 223
An Act to Exempt Food, Lodging, Service and Retail Property from the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 789, S.P. 224
An Act to Discourage Frivolous Appeals. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 790, S.P. 225
An Act to Make Assault with a Dangerous Dog a Crime and to Allow a Court to Impose Restitution to the Victim. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 791, S.P. 226
An Act to Allow a District Attorney to Appeal Court Rulings Without Attorney General Approval. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 792, S.P. 227
An Act to Implement the Maine Agricultural Internship and Training Program. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 793, S.P. 228
An Act to Provide an Appropriation for "mainescience.org". (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 794, S.P. 229
An Act to Establish a Presumption of Commission of a Civil Violation for Minors Suspected of Consuming Alcohol. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 795, S.P. 230
An Act to Rebalance Maine's Tax Code and Reduce the Structural Gap. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 796, S.P. 231
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Municipal Citizen Initiatives and Referenda. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 797, S.P. 232
An Act to Amend the Laws Pertaining to Domestic Violence. (Presented by President Pro Tem BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 798, S.P. 233
An Act to Redefine Property Subject to the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement Program to Include Only Property Used for Manufacturing and Research. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 799, H.P. 614
An Act to Amend the Authority of the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to Authorize Any-deer Hunting. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Eliot)

L.D. 800, H.P. 615
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Kennebec County Advisory Budget Committee. (Presented by Representative MATTHEWS of Winslow)

L.D. 801, H.P. 616
An Act to Authorize the State and Participating Municipalities to Pool Health Care in a Joint Venture. (Presented by Representative PINEAU of Jay)

L.D. 802, H.P. 617
An Act to Improve End-of-life Care in the State. (Presented by Representative MADORE of Augusta)

L.D. 803, S.P. 234
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation Resulting from Its Review of Income Tax Expenditures Pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 36, chapter 9. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 36, chapter 9)

L.D. 804, S.P. 236
An Act to Transfer Health Insurance Eligibility to the Spouse of a Deceased Teacher. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 805, S.P. 237
An Act to Allow a $5,000 State Income Tax Exemption for Any Full-time, Postsecondary Student With a Taxable Income of $20,000 or Less. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 806, S.P. 238
An Act to Amend the Concealed Firearms Laws. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 807, S.P. 239
An Act to Provide for Plenary Proceedings in Actions for Forcible Entry and Detainer. (Presented by Senator ABROMSON of Cumberland)

L.D. 808, S.P. 240
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Service Territory of Kennebunk Light and Power District. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 809, S.P. 241
An Act to Create a Maine Black Bears License Plate. (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 810, S.P. 242
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Deduction of Pension and Retirement Benefits from State Income Tax. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 811, S.P. 243
An Act to Retain Engineering Expertise in the State. (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 812, S.P. 244
An Act to Provide Insurance Parity for Substance Abuse Treatment. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 813, S.P. 245
An Act to Increase to Previous Levels the Number of Traps a Holder of Lobster Licenses may Maintain. (Presented by Senator LEMONT of York)

L.D. 814, S.P. 246
An Act to Promote Safety on the Highways. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 815, S.P. 247
An Act to Foster the Survival of Maine Small Businesses in Snowmobile and ATV Sales. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 816, S.P. 248
An Act to Clarify Discounts to Nonsmokers in the Health Insurance Premium Rates. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 817, S.P. 249
An Act to Protect Maine Children. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 818, H.P. 618
An Act to Exempt from the Sales Tax the Deposit on Automotive Cores. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 819, H.P. 619
An Act to Revitalize Teacher Certification Support Systems. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 820, H.P. 620
An Act to Require a Public Hearing on Hospital Certificate of Need Proposals. (Presented by Representative BOUFFARD of Lewiston)

L.D. 821, H.P. 621
An Act to Promote the Recycling of Household Batteries. (Presented by Representative SULLIVAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 822, H.P. 622
An Act to Protect the Rights of Maine Citizens and Industries from Influences Outside of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 823, H.P. 623
An Act to Discourage Environmental Terrorism. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 824, H.P. 624
An Act to Provide Free Access to Any Great Pond Controlled by a Dam. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 825, H.P. 625
An Act to Require Free Access to Waters Stocked by the State. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 826, H.P. 626
Resolve, to Restore the Steel Bridge in New Sharon. (Presented by Representative PINEAU of Jay)

L.D. 827, H.P. 627
An Act Requiring a Mandatory Jail Sentence for a Person Convicted Twice of Sexual Abuse or Unlawful Sexual Contact. (Presented by Representative McNEIL of Rockland)

L.D. 828, H.P. 628
An Act to Encourage Proper Disposal of Propane Tanks. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 829, H.P. 629
Resolve, Authorizing the Department of Transportation to Designate Routes for Over-limit Vehicles. (Presented by Representative HALL of Bristol)

L.D. 830, H.P. 630
An Act to Designate the Town of Topsham Communications Center as a Public Safety Answering Point. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LESSARD of Topsham)

L.D. 831, H.P. 631
An Act to Establish a Circuit Breaker Program for Fuel Assistance. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 832, H.P. 632
An Act to Clarify Mutual Aid Agreements Between Law Enforcement Agencies. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 833, H.P. 633
An Act to Amend the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 1999. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 834, H.P. 634
An Act to Amend the Laws Pertaining to Fishing Near Floating Equipment. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 835, H.P. 635
An Act to Eliminate Funding for Primary Elections under the Maine Clean Election Act. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 836, H.P. 636
An Act to Grant Foster Parents Intervenor Status in Child Protection Proceedings. (Presented by Representative BOWLES of Sanford)

L.D. 837, H.P. 637
An Act to Require that the State Put Out to Open Bid the Phone Card Plan. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 838, H.P. 638
An Act to Increase the Personal Income Tax Exemption to $5,500 Per Eligible Dependent. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 839, H.P. 639
An Act to Allow a Property Tax Exemption to Landowners Whose Property Abuts a Solid Waste Facility. (Presented by Representative TRACY of Rome)

L.D. 840, H.P. 640
An Act to Streamline Installation of Private Electrical Lines. (Presented by Representative TRACY of Rome)

L.D. 841, H.P. 641
An Act to Endow the Maintenance of Maine Civil War Monuments at Gettysburg. (Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway)

L.D. 842, H.P. 642
An Act to Allow Senior Citizens to Take One Course per Semester at the University of Maine System without Charge. (Presented by Representative DUNCAN of Presque Isle)

L.D. 843, H.P. 643
An Act to Clarify when Reduced Speed Limits are in Effect in School Zones. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MICHAUD of Fort Kent)

L.D. 844, H.P. 644
An Act to Classify Employer-provided Medical Treatment as a Payment under the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Dixfield)

L.D. 845, H.P. 645
An Act to Establish a Sales Tax Exemption for Certain Incorporated, Nonprofit Memorial Foundations. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative JACOBS of Turner)

L.D. 846, H.P. 646
An Act to Provide Equity in Taxation of Certain Mobile Homes. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 847, H.P. 647
An Act to Examine Issues Regarding the Canadian Workforce. (Presented by Representative TRACY of Rome)

L.D. 848, H.P. 648
An Act to Establish the Patricia A. Bailey Memorial. (Presented by Representative TRACY of Rome)

L.D. 849, H.P. 649
An Act Regarding Social Security Numbers Used for Identification Purposes. (Presented by Representative TRACY of Rome)

L.D. 850, H.P. 650
An Act to Place the State in Compliance with the Federal Hatch Political Activity Act. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 851, H.P. 651
An Act to Prohibit the Recording of Private Telephone Conversations Without Consent. (Presented by Representative BELANGER of Caribou)

L.D. 852, H.P. 652
An Act to Regulate Obscenity. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 853, H.P. 653
An Act to Ensure Access to Assisted Living Services Programs. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 854, H.P. 654
An Act to Amend the Maine Insurance Code to Adopt Statutory Insurance Accounting Principles. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 855, H.P. 655
An Act to Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government and to Change 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)

L.D. 856, H.P. 656
Resolve, Authorizing the Transfer of Land from the State to School Administrative District No. 16. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 857, H.P. 657
An Act to Strengthen the Ground Water Oil Clean-up Fund. (Presented by Representative DAIGLE of Arundel)

L.D. 858, H.P. 658
An Act to Revert the Seat Belt Law to the Form Approved by the Citizens. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 859, H.P. 659
An Act to Fund Technology Advancements for Maine's Libraries. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 860, H.P. 660
Resolve, Requiring the Department of Audit to Review Procedures, Goals and Actual Expenditures of General Purpose Aid Disbursements through the School Funding Formula. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 861, H.P. 661
An Act to Criminalize Failure to Complete Contracted and Paid for Work by a Building Contractor. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 862, H.P. 662
An Act to Clarify the Jurisdiction and Qualifications for Protection from Abuse Hearings. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BLANCHETTE of Bangor)

L.D. 863, H.P. 663
Resolve, to Establish Crisis Assessment and Triage Centers for Children in the State. (Presented by Representative ETNIER of Harpswell)

L.D. 864, H.P. 664
Resolve, Directing the Children's Cabinet to Coordinate the Compilation of a Resource Guide to Assist Crisis Intervention Centers to Help Runaway Youth. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 865, H.P. 665
An Act to Reduce the Personal Income Tax. (Presented by Representative GOOLEY of Farmington)

L.D. 866, H.P. 666
An Act to Amend the Budget Process for Sagadahoc County. (Presented by Representative LESSARD of Topsham)

L.D. 867, H.P. 667
Resolve, to Establish A Study Commission to Study Redistricting. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 868, H.P. 668
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Reimbursement of Training Costs for Law Enforcement Officers. (Presented by Representative LESSARD of Topsham)

L.D. 869, H.P. 669
An Act to Establish the Lineworker Safety Act. (Presented by Representative GOOLEY of Farmington)

L.D. 870, H.P. 670
Resolve, Establishing a Commission to Study the Laws Governing the Sentencing of a Person Convicted of a Crime Involving a Child. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 871, H.P. 671
An Act to Clarify Work Search. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Dixfield)

L.D. 872, H.P. 672
Resolve, to Create the Commission to Study Privacy Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 873, H.P. 673
An Act to Require Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification Prior to Graduation from High School. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 874, H.P. 674
An Act to Increase the Operating Subsidy to the Casco Bay Island Transit District. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 875, H.P. 675
Resolve, Directing the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to Create a Gun Safety Program. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 876, H.P. 676
An Act to Require the Department of Human Services to Provide Automatic Discovery to Opposing Attorneys. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 877, H.P. 677
An Act to Exempt Medical Devices and Assistive Devices Used by Individuals with Disabilities from the Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 878, H.P. 678
An Act to Extend Options for Obtaining a General Educational Diploma. (Presented by Representative SULLIVAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 879, H.P. 679
An Act to Decrease Individual Income Tax by 20%. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 880, H.P. 680
An Act to Increase to $17,500 and $35,000 the Tax Deduction for Public and Private Pensions. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 881, H.P. 681
Resolve, Establishing the Blue Ribbon Commission on the East-West Rail Corridor. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative JONES of Greenville)

L.D. 882, S.P. 250
An Act to Provide Loans for the Construction of Potato Storage Facilities. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 883, S.P. 251
An Act to Return a Percentage of Sales and Use Tax to Municipalities. (Presented by Senator LEMONT of York)

L.D. 884, S.P. 252
An Act to Revise the Charter of the Ogunquit Sewer District. (Presented by Senator LEMONT of York)

L.D. 885, S.P. 255
An Act to Prohibit Issuance of a Concealed Firearms Permit to the Subject of a Permanent Protection from Abuse Order. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 886, S.P. 256
An Act to Establish a Clean Government Initiative. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 887, H.P. 683
An Act to Expand the Elderly Low-cost Drug Program. (Presented by Representative PEAVEY of Woolwich)

L.D. 888, H.P. 684
An Act Concerning the Benefits and Privileges of Tuition Students at Receiving Public and Private Schools. (Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway)

L.D. 889, H.P. 685
An Act to Establish a Mandated Minimum for Teachers' Salaries. (Presented by Representative BAKER of Bangor)

L.D. 890, H.P. 686
An Act to Provide a Reduction in the Early Retirement Penalty for Teachers and State Employees. (Presented by Representative BAKER of Bangor)

L.D. 891, H.P. 687
Resolve, to Direct the Department of Transportation to Place a Traffic Light in Auburn. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 892, H.P. 688
An Act to Alleviate Heating Prices. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 893, H.P. 689
An Act to Authorize Master Electricians to Work with up to 3 Helpers. (Presented by Representative McNEIL of Rockland)

L.D. 894, H.P. 690
An Act to Provide Adequate Funding for HIV and AIDS Care and Prevention. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Farmingdale)

L.D. 895, H.P. 691
Resolve, Requiring the Department of Transportation to Construct 4-foot Paved Shoulders on Hazardous Segments of Route 15 in Hancock County. (Presented by Representative VOLENIK of Brooklin)

L.D. 896, H.P. 692
An Act to Increase Funding for the Maine Dental Education Loan Program. (Presented by Representative PEAVEY of Woolwich)

L.D. 897, H.P. 693
An Act to Create an Income Tax Exemption for the Dental and Medical State Loans Repayment Program. (Presented by Representative PEAVEY of Woolwich)

L.D. 898, H.P. 694
An Act to Improve Public Health in the State. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 899, H.P. 695
An Act to Expand the Laws Pertaining to Accessibility for Persons with Physical Disabilities. (Presented by Representative GAGNE of Buckfield)

L.D. 900, H.P. 696
An Act to Create a Specialty License Plate for Native Mainers. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 901, H.P. 697
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Term Limits. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 902, H.P. 698
An Act to Require the Labeling of Certain Genetically Engineered Foods. (Presented by Representative VOLENIK of Brooklin)

L.D. 903, H.P. 699
An Act Concerning the Cost of Training County Corrections Officers. (Presented by Representative PEAVEY of Woolwich)

L.D. 904, H.P. 700
An Act to Amend the Charter of the Corinna Water District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative TOBIN of Dexter)

L.D. 905, S.P. 258
An Act to Amend Laws Governing Children's Mental Health Services Regarding the Informal Grievance Process. (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 906, S.P. 259
An Act to Amend the Laws Pertaining to the Control of Disease in Poultry. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 907, S.P. 260
An Act to Address Sludge-spreading Licenses. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 908, S.P. 261
Resolve, to Establish Clear Guidelines for Protecting the Safety of Victims of Domestic Violence. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 909, S.P. 262
An Act to Improve the Circuit Breaker Program Application Process. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 910, S.P. 263
An Act to Provide Opportunity for Affordable House Lot Development. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 911, S.P. 264
An Act to Expand the Catch-up Provisions of the Deferred Compensation Plan for State Employees. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 912, S.P. 265
An Act to Amend the Harness Racing Laws to Provide for Staggered Terms. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 913, S.P. 266
An Act Regarding Variances to the Implementation Dates of the Nutrient Management Law. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 914, S.P. 267
An Act to Provide Fair Treatment in Taxation of Social Security Retirement Benefits. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 915, S.P. 268
An Act to Amend the Maine Insurance Guaranty Association Act. (Presented by Senator ABROMSON of Cumberland)

L.D. 916, H.P. 701
Resolve, Directing the Department of Human Services to Establish a Prescription Drug Reimportation Program. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 917, H.P. 702
Resolve, to Amend the Requirements for Eye Care Services under the Maine Medical Assistance Manual. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 918, H.P. 703
An Act to Amend the Public Drinking Law. (Presented by Representative PEAVEY of Woolwich)

L.D. 919, H.P. 704
An Act to Provide for Variance Notification in the Shoreland Zoning Law. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 920, H.P. 705
Resolve, to Require Medicaid Reimbursement for Independent Living Services and Skills Training Provided to Nursing Facility Residents Returning to the Community. (Presented by Representative SCHNEIDER of Durham)

L.D. 921, H.P. 706
Resolve, to Create a State-run Pharmacy Benefits Manager. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 922, H.P. 707
An Act Requiring the Court System to Notify Credit Rating Companies of Debt Clearances. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Farmingdale)

L.D. 923, H.P. 708
An Act to Require That the Principles for Reimbursement for Private and Nonmedical Institutions and Board and Care Institutions be Major Substantive Rules. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 924, H.P. 709
Resolve, to Grant an Exception for Inspections of Low-use Elevators. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 925, H.P. 710
An Act to Allow Cultivation of Those Varieties of Ribes That are Certified Resistant or Immune to White Pine Blister Rust. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 926, H.P. 711
An Act to Reform the Direct Initiative Process to Eliminate Abuses and Provide Greater Citizen Input in the Initiative Process. (Presented by Representative SCHNEIDER of Durham)

L.D. 927, H.P. 712
An Act to Provide Transportation Vouchers to Persons with Disabilities to Improve their Independence and Opportunity to Work. (Presented by Representative SCHNEIDER of Durham)

L.D. 928, H.P. 713
An Act to Reform the Selection of Probate Judges. (Presented by Representative SCHNEIDER of Durham)

L.D. 929, H.P. 714
An Act to Amend the Supervised Community Confinement Law. (Presented by Representative PEAVEY of Woolwich)

L.D. 930, H.P. 715
An Act Authorizing the Public Utilities Commission to Award Restitution to Customers Damaged by Inferior Utility Service. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 931, H.P. 716
An Act to Provide for the Security of Certain Utility Information. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 932, H.P. 717
An Act to Authorize the Maine State Housing Authority to Administer an Electric Assistance Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 933, H.P. 718
Resolve, to Create the Commission to Study Abolishing the Maine Turnpike Authority. (Presented by Representative LOVETT of Scarborough)

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