weekly
LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVII, No. 9

Monday, March 5, 2001

120th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Law

Signed by the Governor

Thursday, February 22, 2001

Ch. 2 - An Act to Give the Legislative Council Discretion in Appointing Members to the Revenue Forecasting Commission. (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 339, L.D. 1146) (Governor's Bill)

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

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2001

L.D. 1148, H.P. 869
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Maine Millennium Commission on Hunger and Food Security to Expand the Maine Earned Income Tax Credit Program to Make It Refundable and Increase the Amount of Benefit a Family Can Receive. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 1149, H.P. 870
An Act to Support the Building Alternatives Program. (Presented by Speaker SAXL of Portland)

L.D. 1150, H.P. 871
An Act to Prohibit Campaign Signs Within 750 Feet of a Polling Place. (Presented by Representative JONES of Greenville)

L.D. 1151, H.P. 872
Resolve, to Provide Adequate Reimbursement for Durable Medical Equipment. (Presented by Representative SCHNEIDER of Durham)

L.D. 1152, H.P. 873
An Act to Amend the Standard Valuation Law for Life Insurance and to Restrict Limitation of Liability for Death by Suicide in Group Life Insurance Policies. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1153, H.P. 874
An Act to increase Certain Civil Process Fees. (Presented by Representative BUNKER of Kossuth Township)

L.D. 1154, H.P. 875
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Maine Millennium Commission on Hunger and Food Security and to Increase the Viability of Maine's Farms and Improve Nutrition. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 1155, H.P. 876
An Act to Protect Maine Lakes from Milfoil and Other Invasive Plants. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 1156, H.P. 877
An Act to Update the Maine Consumer Credit Code Regarding Rental-purchase Agreements. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1157, S.P. 343
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Examination of Electricians. (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 1158, S.P. 344
An Act Relating to Daily Catch Limits for Scallops. (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 1159, S.P. 345
An Act to Increase Effectiveness within the Department of Corrections when Serving Warrants of Arrest for Persons Charged with Probation and Parole Violations. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 1160, S.P. 346
An Act for Public Disclosure of Referendum Question Submissions. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1161, S.P. 347
An Act to Make Higher Education More Affordable for Maine Families. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1162, S.P. 348
An Act to Ensure Telecommunications Protections for Deaf and Hard-of-hearing People. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1163, S.P. 349
An Act to Accelerate the Construction of New Schools. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 1164, S.P. 350
An Act to Facilitate the Creation of Boat Launch Sites in the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission's Jurisdiction. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1165, S.P. 351
An Act to Authorize the Bureau of General Services to Utilize Alternative Delivery Methods for Public Improvements and to Amend the Provisions Pertaining to Prebid Qualifications of Contractors. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1166, S.P. 352
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $15,000,000 to Fund a Cost Sharing Program for the Construction of Parking Garages in Regional Service Center Communities. (Presented by Senator SAWYER of Penobscot)

L.D. 1167, S.P. 353
An Act to Disclose Prescription Drug Marketing Activities. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1168, S.P. 354
An Act Concerning the Sentencing of Persons to County Jails. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 1169, S.P. 355
An Act to Amend the Requirements of the Workers' Compensation Law. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 1170, S.P. 356
An Act to Amend the Animal Welfare Laws. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1171, H.P. 879
An Act to Authorize the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission to Introduce Legislation and to Organize Assemblies of State and Tribal Leaders. (Submitted by the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission pursuant to Resolve 1997, chapter 45, section 3.)

L.D. 1172, H.P. 880
An Act to Exempt from the Smoking Ban Tobacconists Who Sell or Serve Food or Alcohol. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1173, H.P. 881
An Act to Enhance Storage of Fish and Wildlife. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 1174, H.P. 882
An Act to Legalize Hemp for Agricultural Purposes. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 1175, H.P. 883
An Act to Require that Benefits for Total Disability be Continued During a Period of Vocational Rehabilitation under the Workers' Compensation Act. (Presented by Representative PINEAU of Jay)

L.D. 1176, H.P. 884
An Act to Require the State to Purchase the Initial Flags That are Required for Veterans' Grave Sites. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 1177, H.P. 885
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Election of Somerset County Commissioners. (Presented by Representative McGLOCKLIN of Embden)

L.D. 1178, H.P. 886
Resolve, Directing the Department of Human Services to Adopt Rules Regarding the Indian Health Clinic. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 1179, H.P. 887
An Act to Amend the Laws Pertaining to the Taking of Seaweed and Rockweed. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 1180, H.P. 888
An Act to Improve Handicap Accessibility in Lodging in Maine. (Presented by Representative BELANGER of Caribou)

L.D. 1181, H.P. 889
An Act to Reduce Frivolous Protection from Harassment Actions. (Presented by Representative McDONOUGH of Portland)

L.D. 1182, H.P. 890
Resolve, to Direct the Department of Human Services to Establish Guidelines Governing Procedures for Giving Injections. (Presented by Representative TRACY of Rome)

L.D. 1183, H.P. 891
Resolve, to Establish a Political Education Program. (Presented by Representative TRACY of Rome)

L.D. 1184, H.P. 892
An Act to Guarantee Hot Lunches for Maine Students. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 1185, H.P. 893
An Act to Amend the Liquor Laws to Expand Employment Opportunities for Adults 18 to 21 Years of Age. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1186, H.P. 894
Resolve, to Address the Problem of Illegal Fish Stocking. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1187, H.P. 895
Resolve, to Provide Access to Personal Care Assistant Home Care Services. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 1188, H.P. 896
An Act to Provide for the Withdrawal of a Municipality from Hospital Administrative District No. 1 in Penobscot County. (Presented by Representative BUNKER of Kossuth Township)

L.D. 1189, H.P. 897
Resolve, to Establish the Committee to Study the Feasibility of Establishing a Recreational Saltwater Fishing License. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1190, H.P. 898
An Act to Criminalize the Unauthorized Use of Food Stamp Devices. (Presented by Representative COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 1191, H.P. 899
An Act to Amend the Maine Arborist Licensing Laws. (Presented by Representative MURPHY of Kennebunk)

L.D. 1192, H.P. 900
An Act to Establish a Permanent Interagency Task Force on Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive and Exotic Species. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 1193, H.P. 901
An Act to Clarify Certain Laws Relating to the Harvesting of Wild Animals. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1194, H.P. 902
An Act to Alleviate the Shortage of Pediatric Dentists in Maine. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 1195, H.P. 903
An Act to Strengthen Penalties for Minors Displaying False Identification. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Bangor)

L.D. 1196, S.P. 358
An Act to Promote Equitable Distribution of Motorboat Gas Tax Revenues to the Department of Marine Resources and the Boating Facility Fund. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 1197, S.P. 359
An Act to Amend the Limits on Earnable Compensation for State Employee Retirement. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 1198, S.P. 360
An Act to Refine the Subdivision and Redistricting Authority of the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 1199, S.P. 361
An Act to Allow Farm Ponds on Low-value Wetlands. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 1200, S.P. 362
An Act to Direct that a Percentage of Revenue That the State Receives Be Allocated to Community Forestry. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 1201, S.P. 363
An Act to Require the State to Provide Flags for Persons Who Are Listed on the Memorials Located on State Street in Augusta. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 1202, S.P. 364
An Act to Allow Families to Request Flags for Deceased Police Officers and Firefighters that have not Died in the Line of Duty. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 1203, S.P. 365
An Act to Amend Certain Laws Pertaining to the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 1204, S.P. 366
An Act to Preserve the Life and Health of Women. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 1205, S.P. 367
An Act to Improve Enforcement of Wage and Hour, Safety and Other Labor Laws. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1206, S.P. 368
An Act to Adjust Taxation for Fire Suppression. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1207, S.P. 369
An Act to Allow a Hunter to Take a Deer of Either Sex in Black Powder Season. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 1208, S.P. 370
An Act to Plan for the Delivery of Developmental Disabilities and Autism Services. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 1209, S.P. 371
An Act to Assist Families in Meeting their Basic Needs. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator RAND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1210, S.P. 372
An Act to Allow the Transfer of Antlerless Deer Permits. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 1211, S.P. 373
An Act to Supplement Benefits for State Employees and Teachers whose Pensions are Subject to Reductions Enacted in 1993. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1212, S.P. 374
An Act to Improve Maine's Unemployment Compensation System for School Bus Drivers. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 1213, S.P. 375
An Act to Amend the Hunting Laws Relating to Blaze Orange. (Presented by Senator WOODCOCK of Franklin)

L.D. 1214, S.P. 376
An Act to Encourage the Use of Locally Grown Foods in School Food Service Programs. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 1215, S.P. 377
An Act to Provide Funding to Continue the State Meat Inspection Program. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 1216, S.P. 378
Resolve, to Create the Task Force to Study the Various Effects of Maine's Long-term Care System. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 1217, S.P. 379
An Act to Create Uniform Underwriting Standards for Determining Eligibility for Certain Group Policies. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 1218, H.P. 904
An Act to Amend the Calculation for Annual County Tax Assessments. (Presented by Representative DORR of Camden)

L.D. 1219, H.P. 905
An Act to Ensure Continuity of Services from Private Nonmedical Institutions. (Presented by Representative QUINT of Portland)

L.D. 1220, H.P. 906
An Act to Require Notice of Use Changes for State Property. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 1221, H.P. 907
An Act to Prevent Theft of Motor Fuels. (Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway)

L.D. 1222, H.P. 908
An Act Conforming Maine Digital Signature Law to Federal Law. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 1223, H.P. 909
An Act to Allow a School Board to Suspend a Student for Rest of Term for Violent Behavior. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 1224, H.P. 910
An Act to Provide Public Employees Equal Access to Personnel Files. (Presented by Representative HUTTON of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1225, H.P. 911
An Act to Establish a Nonresident Taxpayer Fishing License. (Presented by Representative TOBIN of Windham)

L.D. 1226, H.P. 912
An Act to Increase the Amount of Income That May Be Retained by a Nursing Home Resident. (Presented by Representative CHICK of Lebanon)

L.D. 1227, H.P. 913
An Act to Provide for the Disclosure of Company Information and Appointment of a Registered Agent in Maine by Persons or Business Entities Selling or Leasing Goods or Services via the Internet. (Presented by Speaker SAXL of Portland)

L.D. 1228, H.P. 914
An Act to Support the Right to Associate. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 1229, H.P. 915
An Act to Assist the State's Ski Industry through the Provision of Special Electric Rate Contracts. (Presented by Representative McGLOCKLIN of Embden)

L.D. 1230, H.P. 916
An Act to Continue the Sales Tax Exemption on Vehicles Sold and Leased and Removed from the State. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway)

L.D. 1231, H.P. 917
An Act to Provide an Advocate Program for Disabled Persons in Court-like Proceedings. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 1232, H.P. 918
An Act to Increase the Prize Limit for Games of Chance at Beano Games. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1233, H.P. 919
An Act to Make Improvements in the Budget Process. (Presented by Representative BRANNIGAN of Portland)

L.D. 1234, H.P. 920
An Act to Strengthen the State's Truancy Law. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1235, H.P. 921
An Act to Speed Up the Decision Process on Workers' Compensation Claims. (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 1236, H.P. 922
An Act to Strengthen the Bail Laws for Repeat Offenders. (Presented by Representative TOBIN of Dexter)

L.D. 1237, H.P. 923
Resolve, to Provide Resources for Youth who are Homeless or At Risk of Homelessness. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative QUINT of Portland)

L.D. 1238, H.P. 924
An Act to Allow the Filing of a Declaration of Homestead. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 1239, H.P. 925
Resolve, to Direct the Department of Education to Synchronize Secondary School Calendars with the Vocational Schools. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Orono)

L.D. 1240, H.P. 926
Resolve, Concerning Consumers of Long-term Care Services Who Have Chronic Conditions that Change. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LOVETT of Scarborough)

L.D. 1241, H.P. 927
Resolve, to Establish a Moratorium on Aquaculture Leases in Blue Hill Bay. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 1242, H.P. 928
An Act to Allow Telephone Wagering for Horse Racing. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 1243, H.P. 929
An Act to Reform Maine's Prevailing Wage Law. (Presented by Representative MATTHEWS of Winslow)

L.D. 1244, H.P. 930
An Act to Allow Maine Technical College System Faculty and Administrative Units to Participate in a Defined Contribution Plan. (Presented by Representative MATTHEWS of Winslow)

L.D. 1245, H.P. 931
An Act to Require the State to Pay Medicare Costs for Retired State Employees and Retired Teachers. (Presented by Representative MATTHEWS of Winslow)

L.D. 1246, H.P. 932
An Act to Increase the Penalty for a Violation of Certain Occupational Health and Labor Laws. (Presented by Representative MATTHEWS of Winslow)

L.D. 1247, H.P. 933
An Act to Increase the Minimum Wage in Maine. (Presented by Representative MATTHEWS of Winslow)

L.D. 1248, H.P. 934
An Act to Bring Equity to the Vehicle Excise Tax. (Presented by Representative GOOLEY of Farmington)

L.D. 1249, H.P. 935
An Act Regarding Registration of Voters on Election Day. (Presented by Representative LESSARD of Topsham)

L.D. 1250, H.P. 936
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Registration of Voters. (Presented by Representative GOOLEY of Farmington)

L.D. 1251, H.P. 937
An Act to Enhance the Observance of Veterans' Holidays. (Presented by Representative BOUFFARD of Lewiston)

L.D. 1252, H.P. 938
An Act to Create Certainty in Maine's Air Quality Program. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1253, H.P. 939
An Act to Require an Annual Benefit Adjustment. (Presented by Representative MATTHEWS of Winslow)

L.D. 1254, H.P. 940
An Act to Amend the Supervised Community Confinement Program. (Presented by Representative SKOGLUND of St. George)

L.D. 1255, H.P. 941
An Act to Expand Retirement Benefits for State Employees and Teachers Returning to Service. (Presented by Representative MATTHEWS of Winslow)

L.D. 1256, H.P. 942
An Act to Adopt the Charitable Choice Provision in this State. (Presented by Representative MacDOUGALL of North Berwick)

L.D. 1257, H.P. 943
An Act to Change the Membership of the Workers' Compensation Board. (Presented by Representative MacDOUGALL of North Berwick)

L.D. 1258, H.P. 944
An Act to Make the Unemployment Insurance Program More Responsive to the Needs of Today's Workforce. (Presented by Representative MATTHEWS of Winslow)

L.D. 1259, H.P. 945
An Act to Protect Maine Citizens from Uninsured Motorists. (Presented by Representative MacDOUGALL of North Berwick)

L.D. 1260, H.P. 946
An Act to Require Accountability for Tax Expenditures Invested on Behalf of Taxpayers. (Presented by Representative HAWES of Standish)

L.D. 1261, H.P. 947
An Act to Promote Abstinence in Sex Education and through Public Education. (Presented by Representative MacDOUGALL of North Berwick)

L.D. 1262, H.P. 948
An Act to Properly Apply Jurisdiction of Chimney Regulation. (Presented by Representative BOWLES of Sanford)

L.D. 1263, H.P. 949
An Act to Increase the Number of Students Eligible for Free Tuition in the University of Maine System. (Presented by Representative NASS of Acton)

L.D. 1264, H.P. 950
An Act to Refine the Governance and Funding of the Education Research Institute. (Presented by Representative DESMOND of Mapleton)

L.D. 1265, H.P. 951
An Act to Clarify the Criminal Extradition Laws. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 1266, H.P. 952
An Act to Protect Against Contamination of Crops and Wild Plant Populations by Genetically Engineered Plants. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 1267, H.P. 953
An Act to Discourage Sales of Tobacco to Minors. (Presented by Representative SCHNEIDER of Durham)

L.D. 1268, H.P. 954
An Act to Improve Services to Persons with Mental Retardation. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BERRY of Livermore)

L.D. 1269, H.P. 955
An Act to Provide for Maintenance of State-owned Land and Facilities. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 1270, H.P. 956
An Act to Address the Crisis in Personnel, Insurance and Heating Costs in the Provision of Community Mental Health Services. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Livermore)

L.D. 1271, H.P. 957
An Act Regarding the Budget for the Maine Turnpike Authority for 2002. (Submitted by the Maine Turnpike Authority pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 23, section 1961, subsection 6.)

L.D. 1272, H.P. 959
An Act to Allow Fire Police Constables to use Roof-mounted Emergency Lights. (Presented by Representative USHER of Westbrook)

L.D. 1273, H.P. 960
An Act to Repeal the Presidential Preference Primary Elections. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 1274, H.P. 961
An Act to Increase the Dedicated Wild Blueberry Tax. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 1275, H.P. 962
An Act to Exempt 100% Disabled Veterans from Paying the Excise Tax and Registration Fee on Motor Vehicles. (Presented by Representative MURPHY of Berwick)

L.D. 1276, H.P. 963
An Act to Allow County Corrections Personnel to Participate in the Same Retirement Plan as Other Corrections Personnel. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Bridgewater)

L.D. 1277, H.P. 964
An Act to Establish a Single-payor Health Care System. (Presented by Representative VOLENIK of Brooklin)

L.D. 1278, S.P. 380
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force to Study Growth Management. (Submitted by the Task Force to Study Growth Management pursuant to Joint Order S.P. 1090.)

L.D. 1279, S.P. 382
An Act to Require Hikers to Wear Blaze Orange during Hunting Season. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 1280, S.P. 383
An Act Concerning the Enforcement of Laws Relating to Scalloping. (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 1281, S.P. 384
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Administration of Workers' Compensation Hearings. (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 1282, S.P. 385
Resolve, to Change Route Designations of Certain Interstates and to Change the Interstate Exit Numbering System. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 1283, S.P. 386
An Act to Amend the Criminal Laws with Regard to Animal Welfare. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 1284, S.P. 387
An Act Related to the Financial Regulation of Health Maintenance Organizations. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 1285, S.P. 388
An Act to Make Supplemental Highway 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 Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 1286, S.P. 390
An Act to Extend Landowner Limited Liability to Environmental Liability. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1287, S.P. 391
An Act Concerning the Administration of County Government. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 1288, S.P. 392
An Act to Make Refusing a Blood-alcohol Test a Crime. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 1289, H.P. 965
An Act to Reimburse Restaurants for the Cost of Testing Water. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 1290, H.P. 966
An Act to Conform New Motor Vehicle Emission Standards to Federal Emission Standards Adopted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1291, H.P. 967
An Act to Prohibit the Importation of Wreaths Made in Canada. (Presented by Representative COLLINS of Wells)

L.D. 1292, H.P. 968
An Act for Voluntary Testing for Hepatitis-C of Adult Prisoners in the Maine Correctional System. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 1293, H.P. 969
An Act to Ban the Sale of Fever Thermometers that Contain Mercury. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 1294, H.P. 970
An Act to Change the Snowmobile Registration Rates. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1295, H.P. 971
An Act to Provide Funding for Legal Services Related to Domestic Abuse. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Speaker SAXL of Portland)

L.D. 1296, H.P. 972
An Act to Permit the Purchase of Wine by Mail Order. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 1297, H.P. 973
An Act to Ensure Proper Funding of the Public Utilities Commission. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 1298, H.P. 974
An Act Providing for Enhancements to the Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit Program. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 1299, H.P. 975
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Licensure of Dental Hygienists. (Presented by Representative LOVETT of Scarborough)

L.D. 1300, H.P. 976
An Act to Establish the Child Ombudsman Office and Improve Child Protective Procedures. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 1301, H.P. 977
An Act to Implement Changes in Cost-sharing Agreements in School Districts. (Presented by Representative RICHARD of Madison)

L.D. 1302, H.P. 978
An Act to Enhance Access to Health Care in Maine. (Presented by Speaker SAXL of Portland)

L.D. 1303, H.P. 979
An Act to Increase Access to Health Care. (Presented by Speaker SAXL of Portland)

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