weekly
LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVII, No. 8

Monday, February 26, 2001

120th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2001

L.D. 934, S.P. 269
An Act to Allow Timely Public Comment on Matters Heard Before Sanitary Districts. (Presented by Senator RAND of Cumberland)

L.D. 935, S.P. 270
An Act to Enhance Sentences for Individuals Convicted of Sexually Abusing Children. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 936, S.P. 271
Resolve, Creating the State Fire and Emergency Medical Services Academy. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 937, S.P. 272
An Act to Improve Washington County's Economy by Promoting Natural, Historical and Cultural Tourism. (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 938, S.P. 273
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Outdoor Signs. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 939, S.P. 274
An Act to Provide Tax Relief to Maine's Military Retirees. (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 940, S.P. 275
An Act to Improve Funding for Snowmobile Trail Maintenance. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 941, H.P. 721
An Act to Create a Uniform Standard for Disposal of Property Seized by Law Enforcement Agencies. (Presented by Representative USHER of Westbrook)

L.D. 942, H.P. 722
An Act to Prohibit the Solicitation of Prearranged Funeral Services. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 943, H.P. 723
An Act to Ensure that the Annual Inflation Adjustment for Partial Compensation for Injuries occurring Prior to November 20, 1987 is Fully Recognized and Paid. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 944, H.P. 724
An Act to Provide Equity in the Payment of Excise Tax on Rented Equipment. (Presented by Representative BUMPS of China)

L.D. 945, H.P. 725
An Act to Increase the Personnel and Air Quality Oversight of School Construction. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Farmingdale)

L.D. 946, H.P. 726
An Act to Excuse Animal Control Officers from Attending the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 947, H.P. 727
An Act Concerning Fair Debit Card Practices. (Presented by Representative USHER of Westbrook)

L.D. 948, H.P. 728
An Act Creating a Pilot Project to Provide Video Camera Surveillance at Intersections in Ellsworth. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 949, H.P. 729
An Act to Fairly Distribute the Payment of Real Estate Transfer Taxes. (Presented by Representative GREEN of Monmouth)

L.D. 950, H.P. 730
An Act to Eliminate the Fees Imposed on Purple Heart Recipients for Special Registration Plates. (Presented by Representative BUMPS of China)

L.D. 951, H.P. 731
An Act Relating to Rent-to-own Purchases. (Presented by Representative BRANNIGAN of Portland)

L.D. 952, H.P. 732
An Act to Correct Errors in the Laws Regarding Court Unification. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LaVERDIERE of Wilton)

L.D. 953, H.P. 733
An Act Relating to Discovery Procedures under the Maine Unfair Trade Practices Act. (Presented by Representative LaVERDIERE of Wilton)

L.D. 954, H.P. 734
An Act to Amend the Protection from Abuse and Protection from Harassment Laws. (Presented by Representative WATERHOUSE of Bridgton)

L.D. 955, H.P. 736
An Act to Ensure Accountability in the Department of Human Services. (Presented by Representative KASPRZAK of Newport)

L.D. 956, H.P. 737
An Act to End Internet Crime. (Presented by Representative KASPRZAK of Newport)

L.D. 957, H.P. 738
Resolve, to Transfer State Property to the City of Bangor. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Bangor)

L.D. 958, H.P. 739
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Registration of Farm Trucks and Require the Secretary of State to Respond to Inquiries from the Public. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 959, H.P. 740
An Act to Change the Assessment for Sprinkler Systems to a Per-use basis. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 960, H.P. 741
An Act to Protect a Farmer's Right to Farm. (Presented by Representative CRABTREE of Hope)

L.D. 961, H.P. 742
An Act to Expand Benefits Under the Elderly Low-cost Drug Program. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 962, H.P. 743
Resolve, Establishing a Minimum Pay Grade Increase for State Police Officers. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 963, H.P. 744
An Act to Protect Occupants from Diesel Exhaust Emitted by School Buses. (Presented by Representative CHICK of Lebanon)

L.D. 964, H.P. 745
An Act to Add Cancer Drugs to the Elderly Low-cost Drug Program. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 965, H.P. 746
An Act Relating to Daily Catch Limits for Scallops. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 966, H.P. 747
An Act to Amend the Maine Tort Claims Act. (Presented by Representative LaVERDIERE of Wilton)

L.D. 967, H.P. 748
An Act to Waive Immunization Requirements for Students Participating in Distance Programs. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 968, H.P. 749
An Act to Define and Ensure Coverage of Basic Health Services by Health Maintenance Organizations. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 969, H.P. 750
An Act to Permit Intrafamily Transfer of Lobster Tags. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 970, H.P. 751
An Act to Limit the Use of Property Taxes to Fund Education. (Presented by Representative McGOWAN of Pittsfield)

L.D. 971, H.P. 752
An Act to Exempt Retired Persons Who Work as Substitute Teachers from Paying into the Maine State Retirement System. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 972, H.P. 753
An Act to Provide Specialty Plates for Modified Show Vehicles. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 973, H.P. 754
An Act to Restrict Daily Sea Urchin Taking. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 974, H.P. 755
An Act to Create the Civil Rights in Public Employment, Education and Contracting Act. (Presented by Representative WATERHOUSE of Bridgton)

L.D. 975, H.P. 756
An Act to Establish an Exemption to the Exclusivity Provisions of the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992. (Presented by Representative GOOLEY of Farmington)

L.D. 976, H.P. 757
An Act Concerning Workers' Compensation Examinations. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 977, H.P. 758
An Act to Reduce Tuition at Postsecondary Education Institutions of the State for Students Who Maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average in High School. (Presented by Representative COLLINS of Wells)

L.D. 978, H.P. 759
Resolve, to Create the Commission to Study the Relationship Between Alcohol Sales and Substance Abuse in the State of Maine. (Presented by Representative O'BRIEN of Augusta)

L.D. 979, H.P. 760
An Act to Require an Additional Labor Representative on the Board of Trustees of the Maine State Retirement System. (Presented by Representative MUSE of South Portland)

L.D. 980, H.P. 761
An Act to Provide Property Tax Relief to Senior and Disabled Citizens of the State. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 981, H.P. 762
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Maine Unemployment Insurance Commission. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 982, H.P. 763
An Act to Promote Efficiency in County Government in the Androscoggin County Budget Process. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 983, H.P. 764
An Act to Revise Driver Education Laws. (Presented by Representative BUCK of Yarmouth)

L.D. 984, H.P. 765
An Act to Protect Nongroup and Small Group Insureds. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 985, H.P. 766
Resolve, Creating a Governance System for Unorganized Towns. (Presented by Representative KASPRZAK of Newport)

L.D. 986, H.P. 767
Resolve, to Establish the Commission to Study Ownership Patterns in Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GREEN of Monmouth)

L.D. 987, H.P. 768
An Act to Change Certain Educational Requirements and Make Title Changes for Licensed Social Workers. (Presented by Representative DESMOND of Mapleton)

L.D. 988, S.P. 277
An Act Relating to the Celebration of Veterans' Week. (Presented by Senator ABROMSON of Cumberland)

L.D. 989, S.P. 278
An Act to Strengthen Truck Weight Laws to Deter Gross Vehicle Weight Violations. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 990, S.P. 279
An Act to Establish the Maine Regulatory Fairness Board. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 991, S.P. 280
An Act to Expand the Maine Mathematics, Science and Engineering Talent Search Venture. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 992, S.P. 281
An Act to Permit the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to Accept Gifts for the Benefit of Wildlife Protection and Conservation. (Presented by Senator SMALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 993, S.P. 282
An Act to Expand the Number of Persons Who May Be Appointed Sheriff or Become a Candidate for Sheriff. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 994, S.P. 283
An Act to Establish Equity in the School Funding Formula. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 995, S.P. 284
An Act to Change the Dates for Licensing of Agricultural Fairs and Exhibitions. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 996, S.P. 285
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Maine Potato Board. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 997, S.P. 286
Resolve, to Enhance Economic Development in Eastern Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 998, S.P. 287
An Act to Promote Learning Through the Reading Recovery Program. (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 999, S.P. 288
An Act to Provide First Responder Teams For Schools to Assist with Violent and Chronically Disruptive Students. (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 1000, S.P. 289
An Act to Promote Consistency in Dialing Cellular and Landline Telephone Numbers. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1001, S.P. 290
An Act to Protect Consumers During Licensing Hearings. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1002, S.P. 291
An Act Regarding Nursery School Rules. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 1003, S.P. 292
Resolve, to Increase the Reimbursement Rate for Certain Behavioral Specialists. (Presented by Senator SMALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1004, S.P. 293
An Act to Amend the Covered Load Laws. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1005, S.P. 294
An Act to Inform Consumers About Prescription Drug Prices. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1006, S.P. 295
Resolve, to Retain Direct Care Workers for Persons with Mental Retardation. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1007, S.P. 296
An Act to Amend the Laws on Current Use Taxation to Exclude Property that is Subdivided After Classification. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1008, S.P. 297
An Act to Assist the Teacher Certification Process. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1009, S.P. 298
An Act to Amend the Child and Family Services and Child Protection Act. (Presented by Senator RAND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1010, S.P. 299
An Act to Manage the Sea Urchin Fishery. (Presented by Senator LEMONT of York)

L.D. 1011, S.P. 300
An Act to Modify the Maine Student Incentive Scholarship Program. (Presented by Senator SMALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1012, S.P. 301
An Act to Safeguard Production of Groundwater. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1013, H.P. 769
An Act to Require Committee Approval for Certain Purchases Proposed by the Land for Maine's Future Board. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 1014, H.P. 770
An Act to Require Legislative Approval of Certain Land Purchases by the Land for Maine's Future Board. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 1015, H.P. 771
An Act Regarding Health Insurance for Firefighters. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 1016, H.P. 772
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Public Easements and the Discontinuance of Town Ways. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 1017, H.P. 773
An Act to Allow Compassionate Leave to State Prisoners. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 1018, H.P. 774
An Act to Amend the Civil Court Procedure as it Pertains to Execution Liens. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Van Buren)

L.D. 1019, H.P. 775
An Act to Impose Community Service on a Person Convicted of Assaulting a Sports Official. (Presented by Representative MacDOUGALL of North Berwick)

L.D. 1020, H.P. 776
Resolve, to Designate Regional Rare Book, Manuscript and Vital Records Depositories. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1021, H.P. 777
Resolve, Extending the Reporting Deadline for the Maine Millennium Commission on Hunger and Food Security. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 1022, H.P. 778
An Act to Require Full Disclosure of Prescription Drug Marketing Costs. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 1023, H.P. 779
An Act to Enhance the Quality and Accessibility of HIV Services and Prevention Services. (Presented by Representative QUINT of Portland)

L.D. 1024, H.P. 780
An Act to Extend the Youth in Need of Services Oversight Committee. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative QUINT of Portland)

L.D. 1025, H.P. 781
An Act to Allow a Person to Take the Bar Examination without Attending Law School. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 1026, H.P. 782
An Act to Provide George J. Mitchell and William S. Cohen Lifetime License Plates. (Presented by Representative QUINT of Portland)

L.D. 1027, H.P. 783
An Act to Set the Lobster License Sale Date. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 1028, H.P. 784
An Act to Conform the Maine Tax Laws for 2000 with the United States Internal Revenue Code. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GREEN of Monmouth)

L.D. 1029, H.P. 785
An Act to Amend the Law Pertaining to Tax Exemptions for Public and Private Pensions. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 1030, H.P. 786
An Act to Strengthen the Sex Offender Laws. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 1031, H.P. 787
An Act to Fund the Cleanup of Illegal Dumping Sites. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1032, H.P. 788
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Maine Millennium Commission on Hunger and Food Security Concerning Child Nutrition Services. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 1033, H.P. 789
An Act to Make Child Care More Accessible for Parents in Transition From Welfare to Work. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1034, H.P. 790
An Act to Establish Uniform Election Filing Deadlines for Legislative and Gubernatorial Candidates. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1035, H.P. 791
An Act to Require Proof of Liquor Liability Insurance Upon Demand by a Municipality. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 1036, H.P. 792
An Act to Create a State Program for the Testing of Marine Dredge Spoils and Disposal of Contaminated Spoils. (Presented by Representative QUINT of Portland)

L.D. 1037, H.P. 793
Resolve, to Establish the Maine Agri-tourism Program. (Presented by Representative BELANGER of Caribou)

L.D. 1038, H.P. 794
Resolve, Requiring the Maine Municipal Association, the Maine County Commissioners Association and the Office of the Governor to Establish a Permanent Statewide Intergovernmental Advisory Commission. (Presented by Representative MORRISON of Baileyville)

L.D. 1039, H.P. 795
An Act to Change the Compensation of the Panel of Mediators. (Presented by Representative SULLIVAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 1040, H.P. 796
An Act to Implement the Recommendation of the Maine Millennium Commission on Hunger and Food Security Concerning Recapitalization of the Vehicle Revolving Fund for Low-Income Families Administered by the Department of Human Services. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 1041, H.P. 797
An Act to Provide Universal Health Insurance Coverage. (Presented by Representative TWOMEY of Biddeford)

L.D. 1042, H.P. 798
An Act to Amend the Election Laws. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 1043, H.P. 799
An Act to Increase Access to Higher Education. (Presented by Speaker SAXL of Portland)

L.D. 1044, H.P. 800
An Act to Exempt Bottled Water from State Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative PATRICK of Rumford)

L.D. 1045, H.P. 801
An Act to Ban the Permitting or Expansion of Existing Sewage Outfalls into the Ocean. (Presented by Representative MURPHY of Kennebunk)

L.D. 1046, H.P. 802
An Act Relating to the Taxation of Food. (Presented by Representative PEAVEY of Woolwich)

L.D. 1047, H.P. 803
An Act Concerning Teacher Certification for Targeted Need Areas. (Presented by Representative NORTON of Bangor)

L.D. 1048, H.P. 804
An Act to Establish the Maine Firefighter Training Fund. (Presented by Representative PEAVEY of Woolwich)

L.D. 1049, S.P. 302
An Act to Appropriate Funds for the Capital Riverfront Improvement District. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1050, S.P. 303
An Act to Allow Victims of Crimes More Access to Inmate Records. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 1051, S.P. 304
Resolve, Directing the Maine State Retirement System to Report on the Establishment of a Universal Special Retirement Plan for Law Enforcement Officers. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 1052, S.P. 305
An Act to Prorate Excise Tax on Commercial Vehicles that are Rented. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 1053, S.P. 306
An Act to Clarify the Release of Driver's License Information. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 1054, S.P. 307
An Act to Ensure Independent Decision Making in Appeals of Denials of Abatement of Property Taxes. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 1055, S.P. 308
An Act to Regulate Push Polling. (Presented by President Pro Tem BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 1056, S.P. 309
An Act to Enforce the Taxation of Building Materials and Modular Homes. (Presented by President Pro Tem BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 1057, S.P. 310
An Act to Clarify the Definition of "Charitable Institution" for Purposes of Property Tax Exemption. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 1058, S.P. 311
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Revoke Voting Rights of Convicted Felons while in Prison. (Presented by President Pro Tem BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 1059, S.P. 312
An Act Concerning Private Line Extensions Provided by Central Maine Power Company. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 1060, H.P. 805
An Act to Relieve Counties from the Expense and Responsibility of Transporting Certain Prisoners Between Correctional Facilities and Courts. (Presented by Representative SKOGLUND of St. George)

L.D. 1061, H.P. 806
An Act to Reduce Tree Growth Tax Benefits to Landowners Who Employ Migrant Workers. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1062, H.P. 807
An Act to Reduce Tree Growth Tax Benefits to Landowners Who Restrict Access to Their Land. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1063, H.P. 808
An Act to Exempt Maine State Retirement System Employee Contributions from State Income Tax. (Presented by Representative GREEN of Monmouth)

L.D. 1064, H.P. 809
An Act Regarding Property Tax Liens. (Presented by Representative MURPHY of Berwick)

L.D. 1065, H.P. 810
An Act to Amend the Membership of the Workers' Compensation Board. (Presented by Representative TREADWELL of Carmel)

L.D. 1066, H.P. 811
An Act to Protect Children and Elderly or Incapacitated Adults. (Presented by Representative SULLIVAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 1067, H.P. 812
An Act to Prohibit the Use of Dogs or Bait While Hunting Bear. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 1068, H.P. 813
An Act to Clarify the Laws Relating to Corporate and Other Entities. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 1069, H.P. 814
An Act to Amend the Laws Pertaining to Juvenile Offenders. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1070, H.P. 815
An Act to Require Background Checks for Adoptions. (Submitted by the Family Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 19-A, section 354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 1071, H.P. 817
An Act to Prohibit the Exclusion of Legal Counsel as a Condition of Settlement. (Presented by Representative MITCHELL of Vassalboro)

L.D. 1072, H.P. 818
An Act to Ensure that Parents of Children Prescribed Psychotropic Drugs Receive Adequate Information. (Presented by Representative WESTON of Montville)

L.D. 1073, H.P. 819
An Act to Provide Compensation to a Person Detained on the Basis of a Warrant Issued in Error. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 1074, H.P. 820
An Act to Require that any Proceedings Initiated by the Department of Human Services to Terminate Parental Rights Be Open. (Presented by Representative O'BRIEN of Augusta)

L.D. 1075, H.P. 821
An Act to Prohibit Plea Bargaining for Cases of Murder and Felony Sex Offenses Against Children. (Presented by Representative O'BRIEN of Augusta)

L.D. 1076, H.P. 822
Resolve, Authorizing Arnold Smith to Sue the State. (Presented by Representative O'BRIEN of Augusta)

L.D. 1077, H.P. 823
An Act to Protect Maine's Elderly from Theft and Fraud. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1078, H.P. 824
An Act to Restrict the Commercial Harvest of Snapping Turtles in Order to Ensure Sustainability of the Resource. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1079, H.P. 825
An Act to Protect Families by Easing the Standard of Proof for Certain Child Protection Hearings. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 1080, H.P. 826
An Act to Amend Article 9-A of the Uniform Commercial Code. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LaVERDIERE of Wilton)

L.D. 1081, H.P. 827
An Act to Adopt a New Interstate Compact Regarding Adults Who are on Probation or Parole. (Presented by Representative O'BRIEN of Augusta)

L.D. 1082, S.P. 314
An Act to Amend the State's Overtime Law. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1083, S.P. 315
An Act to Authorize State Agencies to Arrange for Direct Billing of Hotel Rooms for State Business. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1084, S.P. 316
An Act to Increase the Penalty for Criminal Homicide Caused by a Person Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1085, S.P. 317
Resolve, to Improve Staffing in Health Care Settings. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1086, S.P. 318
An Act to Improve Limits on Mandatory Overtime. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1087, S.P. 319
An Act to Create the Crime of Fleeing from a Motor Vehicle Stopped by Police. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 1088, S.P. 320
An Act to Improve the Literacy of Adults in the State. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1089, S.P. 321
An Act to Improve Taxpayer Equity in School Funding. (Presented by Senator ABROMSON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1090, S.P. 322
An Act to Repeal the Requirement that School Employees be Fingerprinted. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 1091, S.P. 323
An Act Concerning the Lobster Management Fund. (Presented by Senator LEMONT of York)

L.D. 1092, S.P. 324
An Act to Prohibit Negative Option Sales Without a Consumer's Express Agreement. (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 1093, S.P. 325
An Act to Expand the Use of Tobacco Settlement Funds to Support Existing School-based Health Centers. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1094, S.P. 326
Resolve, to Require Medicaid Reimbursement to Persons with Brain Injuries. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1095, S.P. 327
An Act to Amend the Law on Local Bridge Reconstruction. (Presented by Senator FERGUSON of Oxford)

L.D. 1096, S.P. 328
An Act to Amend the Public Property Tax Exemption. (Presented by Senator O'GARA of Cumberland)

L.D. 1097, S.P. 329
An Act to Provide Nesting Areas for Ospreys Displaced by Department of Transportation Bridge Repair. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SMALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1098, S.P. 330
An Act to Increase the Crime Classification of the Crime of Misuse of Identification. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 1099, S.P. 331
An Act to Permit Involuntary Medication of Mentally Ill Persons Residing in Department of Corrections Facilities. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 1100, H.P. 828
An Act to Allow Municipal Officers to Negotiate Employment Contracts with School Employees. (Presented by Representative SCHNEIDER of Durham)

L.D. 1101, H.P. 829
An Act to Bring Fairness to the Maine Clean Elections Act. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 1102, H.P. 830
An Act to Address the Critical Shortage of Teachers and School Administrators in Maine Public Schools. (Presented by Representative RICHARD of Madison)

L.D. 1103, H.P. 831
An Act to Provide Additional Resources to the Oxford County Fair Society. (Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway)

L.D. 1104, H.P. 832
An Act to Provide Fairness in Lottery Ticket Sales. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 1105, H.P. 833
An Act to Reduce the Cost of Disposal for Municipalities and Encourage the Recycling of Electronic Equipment. (Presented by Representative HAWES of Standish)

L.D. 1106, H.P. 834
An Act to Bring Parity to the Candidate Signature Requirement. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 1107, H.P. 835
Resolve, to Exclude Certain Income Earned by Personal Care Assistants from Eligibility Requirements for State Assistance. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 1108, H.P. 836
An Act Regarding the Assessment and Collection of Real Estate Property Taxes. (Presented by Representative COLLINS of Wells)

L.D. 1109, H.P. 837
An Act to Clarify Conditions of Eligibility for Property Tax Exemptions for Benevolent and Charitable Institutions. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1110, H.P. 838
An Act to Eliminate the Tax on Mahogany Quahogs. (Presented by Representative VOLENIK of Brooklin)

L.D. 1111, H.P. 839
An Act to Increase the Civil Liability of Parents for the Criminal Conduct of their Children. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1112, H.P. 840
An Act to Allow Oral Campaigning by Candidates at the Polls. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 1113, H.P. 841
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Permit a Parcel of Land to be Withdrawn from the Maine Tree Growth Tax Program after 20 Years Without Penalty. (Presented by Representative WESTON of Montville)

L.D. 1114, H.P. 842
An Act to Adjust the Funding for Designated Regional Emergency Medical Services Councils. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 1115, H.P. 843
An Act to Exempt a Portion of Certain Pensions From the State Income Tax. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1116, H.P. 844
An Act to Honor Maine's French Heritage. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 1117, H.P. 845
An Act Concerning Motor Vehicle Dealer Sale Practices. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1118, H.P. 846
An Act to Enact the Paperwork Reduction Act. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1119, H.P. 847
An Act to Limit Access to Firearms by Those Subject to Protection from Abuse Orders. (Presented by Representative MITCHELL of Vassalboro)

L.D. 1120, H.P. 848
Resolve, to Direct the Secretary of State's Office to Institute an Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1121, H.P. 849
An Act to Allow Flexibility in Regulation of Telephone Utilities. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 1122, H.P. 850
An Act to Exempt Clergy from Using a Social Security Number on a Driver's License. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 1123, H.P. 851
An Act Concerning Runaways. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 1124, H.P. 852
Resolve, to Promote More Flexible Use of the Long-term Care Workforce. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 1125, H.P. 853
Resolve, Directing the Department of Human Services to Adjust the Cap on Direct-care Staff Costs for Residential Care Facilities. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 1126, H.P. 854
An Act to Provide a Standard Residency Requirement for the Purpose of Registering to Vote. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 1127, H.P. 855
An Act to Fund Uncollectible, Outstanding Accounts Receivable of 28 Community and Indian Health Centers. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 1128, H.P. 856
Resolve, Directing the Department of Corrections to Include in its Plan for a Long-term Care or Hospice Facility Administered by the Department of Corrections Resources and Costs Necessary to Provide Long-term or Hospice Care to County Jail Inmates and Presentence Detainees. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1129, H.P. 857
An Act to Allow an Income Tax Deduction for the Cost of Health Insurance Premiums. (Presented by Representative PINKHAM of Lamoine)

L.D. 1130, H.P. 858
An Act to Provide for a Minimum Sentence and Limit the Use of Plea Bargaining in the Death of a Child 6 Years of Age or Younger. (Presented by Representative NASS of Acton)

L.D. 1131, H.P. 859
An Act to Allow Municipalities to Advertise Legal Notices in Weekly Newspapers. (Presented by Representative NASS of Acton)

L.D. 1132, H.P. 860
An Act to Deappropriate Funds for Dues of the Legislature and Governor and Out-of-State Travel by the Legislature. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 1133, H.P. 861
An Act to Establish a Subsidy for Maine Performing Artists at Maine Fairs. (Presented by Representative NASS of Acton)

L.D. 1134, H.P. 862
An Act to Create Equity Among all Children in Need of Special Education or Supportive Services. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1135, H.P. 863
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $5,000,000 for the Testing of Marine Dredge Spoils and the Proper Disposal of Spoils that are Special or Hazardous Waste. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 1136, H.P. 864
An Act to Treat All Children with Dignity. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 1137, H.P. 865
An Act to Clarify the Relationship between State Agencies and Faith-based Organizations Regarding Charitable Choice Options. (Presented by Representative MacDOUGALL of North Berwick)

L.D. 1138, H.P. 866
An Act to Enable Low-income and Moderate-income Families to Conserve Energy in Their Homes. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Livermore)

L.D. 1139, S.P. 332
An Act to Ensure Access to Energy Markets for Maine's Small Hydroelectric Facilities. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1140, S.P. 333
Resolve, to Clarify the 3-mile Fishing Waters in Saco Bay. (Presented by Senator LEMONT of York)

L.D. 1141, S.P. 334
An Act to Clarify the Sale of Farm-produced Foods. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1142, S.P. 335
An Act to Provide Annual Support to the Maine Rural Development Council and its Community Capacity Building Work in Distressed Areas of the State. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1143, S.P. 336
An Act to Allow Principals of Limited Liability Corporations to Appear in Court in Forcible Entry and Detainer Cases. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1144, S.P. 337
An Act to Enhance Economic Development Capacity. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1145, S.P. 338
Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services to Sell or Lease the Interests of the State in the Jacob Abbott House and the Reed Auditorium Properties, Located at the Stevens School Campus in Hallowell. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1146, S.P. 339
An Act to Give the Legislative Council Discretion in Appointing Members to the Revenue Forecasting Commission. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1147, H.P. 867
An Act Creating the New Crime of Aggravated Attempted Murder. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

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