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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVII, No. 10

Monday, March 12, 2001

120th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2001

L.D. 1304, H.P. 980
An Act to Create the Maine Health Data Processing Center. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 1305, H.P. 981
An Act to Consolidate the Laws Regulating Transient Sellers and Door-to-door Home Repair Transient Sellers. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 1306, H.P. 982
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force on Educational Programming at Juvenile Correctional Facilities. (Submitted by the Task Force on Educational Programming at Juvenile Correctional Facilities pursuant to Public Law 1999, chapter 770.)

L.D. 1307, H.P. 983
An Act to Amend the Lobbyist Disclosure Procedures Laws Administered by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. (Submitted by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 1007.)

L.D. 1308, S.P. 393
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Department of Enviromental Protection on Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Mercury. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Public Law 1999, chapter 500, section 6.)

L.D. 1309, S.P. 394
An Act to Amend the Laws Pertaining to the Harvest of Adult Eels. (Presented by Senator LEMONT of York)

L.D. 1310, S.P. 395
An Act to Amend the Maine Health Data Organization Laws. (Presented by Senator RAND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1311, S.P. 405
An Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Laws Regarding Contracts for Services to Administer Reimbursement Requests. (Submitted by the Worker's Compensation Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 39-A, section 152, subsection 11.)

L.D. 1312, S.P. 396
An Act to Eliminate the $1,000,000 Cap Eligibility Requirement for the School Revolving Renovation Fund. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 1313, S.P. 397
An Act to Fund the Capital Construction and Improvements Reserve Fund. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1314, S.P. 398
An Act to Remove the Penalty for Education Retirees Who Work After Retirement. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 1315, S.P. 399
An Act to Expand the Crime of Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 1316, S.P. 400
An Act Requiring Reimbursement to Counties for Courthouse Facilities. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator FERGUSON of Oxford)

L.D. 1317, S.P. 401
Resolve, Establishing a Commission to Examine the Fisheries Division of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1318, S.P. 402
An Act to Improve the Academic Climate in Schools. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 1319, S.P. 403
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $28,000,000 to Provide Funds for Public School Renovations. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1320, S.P. 404
An Act Relating to the Office of Substance Abuse and the Licensing of Substance Abuse Personnel. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 1321, H.P. 984
An Act to Change the Status of the Discount State Liquor Store in Calais. (Presented by Representative MORRISON of Baileyville)

L.D. 1322, H.P. 985
An Act to Increase the Borrowing Capacity of the Topsham Sewer District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LESSARD of Topsham)

L.D. 1323, H.P. 986
An Act to Shorten the Period in which the Bureau of Liquor Enforcement Acts on Appeals. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1324, H.P. 987
An Act to Adopt the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 1325, H.P. 988
An Act to Establish the Maine Research and Development Evaluation Fund. (Presented by Representative NASS of Acton)

L.D. 1326, H.P. 989
An Act to Support Continued Operation of the Workers' Compensation Board. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MATTHEWS of Winslow)

L.D. 1327, H.P. 990
Resolve, to Allow Coastal Municipalities to Regulate the Use of Personal Watercraft. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 1328, H.P. 991
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Registers of Deeds. (Presented by Representative BRANNIGAN of Portland)

L.D. 1329, H.P. 992
An Act to Establish Standards of Depreciation in Determining the Assessed Value of Personal Property in the Business Equipment Reimbursement Program. (Presented by Representative ROSEN of Bucksport)

L.D. 1330, H.P. 993
Resolve, Establishing the Commission to Examine the Maine Correctional Institute. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SKOGLUND of St. George)

L.D. 1331, H.P. 994
An Act to Establish the Maine Building Rehabilitation Code. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1332, H.P. 995
An Act to Improve Retirement Benefits for Marine Patrol Officers. (Presented by Representative ETNIER of Harpswell)

L.D. 1333, H.P. 996
An Act to Permit Consumer-owned Water Utilities to Exercise Local Control Regarding Matters within the Jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 1334, H.P. 997
An Act to Modify Municipal Shellfish Ordinances. (Presented by Representative ETNIER of Harpswell)

L.D. 1335, H.P. 998
An Act to Clarify the Employment Status of Owner-operators in the Trucking Industry. (Presented by Representative TREADWELL of Carmel)

L.D. 1336, H.P. 999
Resolve, to Create Health Days in Maine. (Presented by Representative MacDOUGALL of North Berwick)

L.D. 1337, H.P. 1000
An Act to Hold Petition Circulators to the Same Standards as Political Candidates. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative LaVERDIERE of Wilton)

L.D. 1338, H.P. 1001
An Act to Appropriate Funds for Special Testing at the Norridgewock Landfill. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative TRACY of Rome)

L.D. 1339, H.P. 1002
Resolve, to Amend Certain Dates for the Issuance of Bonds. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MAILHOT of Lewiston)

L.D. 1340, H.P. 1003
An Act to Hold an Advisory Referendum on Term Limits. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 1341, H.P. 1004
An Act to Permit the Submission of Citizens' Initiatives and Citizens' Vetoes to School Districts. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1342, H.P. 1005
An Act to Enhance, Upgrade and Encourage Passenger Rail Service in Maine through the Creation of a Rail Trust Fund. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1343, H.P. 1006
An Act to Increase the Penalties for Criminal Speeding and Operating After Suspension. (Presented by Representative BAKER of Bangor)

L.D. 1344, H.P. 1007
Resolve, Establishing the Blue Ribbon Commission to Review Foster Care and Adoption Systems in the State. (Presented by Representative MacDOUGALL of North Berwick)

L.D. 1345, H.P. 1008
Resolve, to Establish the Legislative Task Force to Make Legislative and Policy Recommendations to Strengthen Consumer Protection and Quality Outcomes for All In-home and Home Health Care Services. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1346, H.P. 1009
Resolve, to Establish a Commission to Study the Health Care Workforce Shortage. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 1347, H.P. 1010
An Act to Restrict the Issuance of Recreational Licenses for Nonpayment of Child Support. (Presented by Representative TRACY of Rome)

L.D. 1348, H.P. 1011
An Act to Ensure the Financial Stability and Effectiveness of Certain Pollution Abatement Programs Administered by the Department of Environmental Protection. (Presented by Representative TWOMEY of Biddeford)

L.D. 1349, H.P. 1012
An Act to Transfer Oversight of Geologists to the Bureau of Geology and Natural Areas. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1350, H.P. 1013
An Act to Amend the Provisions Governing Reports by Political Action Committees Administered by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. (Submitted by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 1007.)

L.D. 1351, H.P. 1014
An Act to Amend Provisions Governing Reports on Campaigns for Office in the Laws Administered by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. (Submitted by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 1007.)

L.D. 1352, S.P. 408
Resolve, Authorizing the Adjutant General to File a Finalized Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions with the Kennebec County Registry of Deeds in the Veterans' Memorial Cemetery Located on the Mount Vernon Road in Augusta. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1353, S.P. 409
An Act to Increase the Maine Turnpike Authority Bond Limit. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 1354, S.P. 410
An Act to Restrict the Use of the Term "Maine Water" to Water From Maine. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1355, S.P. 411
An Act to Prohibit the Use of Memorandum Decisions. (Presented by Senator SMALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1356, S.P. 412
An Act to Exempt Municipalities from Having to Zone for Mobile Home Parks. (Presented by Senator SMALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1357, S.P. 413
Resolve, to Study the Statutes Pertaining to Funeral Homes, Crematories and Cemeteries. (Presented by President Pro Tem BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 1358, S.P. 414
An Act to Require Truth in Advertising of Natural Water. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1359, S.P. 415
An Act to Ensure Safe and Healthy Schools. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1360, S.P. 416
Resolve, to Establish a Task Force to Study Improving Economic Opportunities for Maine People Through Higher Education Attainment. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by President Pro Tem BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 1361, S.P. 417
An Act to Allow the Maine Turnpike Authority to Levy an Administrative Fee against Toll Evaders. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 1362, S.P. 418
An Act to Increase the Fire Investigation and Prevention Tax, Repeal Certain Fire Inspection Fees and Direct the Commissioner of Public Safety to Set Certain Fire Inspection Fees by Rule. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 1363, S.P. 419
An Act to Reduce Medical Errors and Improve Patient Health. (Presented by Senator RAND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1364, H.P. 1015
An Act to Decrease the Length of Time a Person Has to Make Child Support Payments Before Being Considered Not In Compliance. (Presented by Representative McNEIL of Rockland)

L.D. 1365, H.P. 1016
An Act to Provide Funding for Low-barrier Homeless Teen Shelters. (Presented by Representative McNEIL of Rockland)

L.D. 1366, H.P. 1017
An Act Concerning Responsibilities of Conservators for Persons With Disability and Minors. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Belmont)

L.D. 1367, H.P. 1018
Resolve, to Ensure Access to Care for Breast and Cervical Cancer for Medicaid Recipients. (Presented by Speaker SAXL of Portland)

L.D. 1368, H.P. 1019
An Act to Reduce the Risks Posed by Intoxicated Persons Under Arrest. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1369, H.P. 1020
An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding Investigations by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 1370, H.P. 1021
An Act to Increase the Tax Deduction Benefit for Retired Teachers to $10,000. (Presented by Representative PARADIS of Frenchville)

L.D. 1371, H.P. 1022
An Act to Establish the Dairy Industry Fund. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative WESTON of Montville)

L.D. 1372, H.P. 1023
An Act to Establish a Buffer Zone for Aquaculture Leases for Mussels. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BAGLEY of Machias)

L.D. 1373, H.P. 1024
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Lobbyists and the Laws Administered by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 1374, H.P. 1025
An Act to Create the Maine Soft-shell Clam Advisory Council. (Presented by Representative ETNIER of Harpswell)

L.D. 1375, H.P. 1026
An Act to Establish Minimum Standards of Eligibility for the Property Tax Exemption for Charitable Institutions. (Presented by Representative GOOLEY of Farmington)

L.D. 1376, S.P. 420
An Act Concerning the State Court Library System. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 1377, S.P. 421
An Act to Credit a Town for Payment from Local Funds for School Construction. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 1378, S.P. 422
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $65,200,000 for the State's 7 Public Universities and the Maine Maritime Academy. (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 1379, S.P. 424
An Act to Define "Agriculture" in the Laws Establishing the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 1380, S.P. 425
An Act Regarding Uninsured Drivers. (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 1381, S.P. 426
An Act to Extend the Homestead Property Tax Exemption to Persons Living in Cooperative Housing. (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 1382, S.P. 427
An Act to Permit Internet-based Communications to Facilitate the Purchase and Distribution of Wine. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1383, S.P. 428
An Act to Fully Fund the Geographic Isolation Adjustment. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator WOODCOCK of Franklin)

L.D. 1384, H.P. 1027
An Act to Make Active Public Health Investigation Records Confidential. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 1385, H.P. 1028
An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding When the Public Utilities Commission Must Give Notice of its Proceedings. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 1386, H.P. 1029
An Act Relating to Low-cost Prescription Drugs. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 1387, H.P. 1030
An Act to Require the Secretary of State to Make Available at Cost the Laws of Maine on CD-ROM. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 1388, H.P. 1031
An Act to Protect Maine Land Titles by Bringing Finality to Zoning and Subdivision Decisions of Municipalities and the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1389, H.P. 1032
Resolve, to Study the Various Types of Ballots Used in the State. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 1390, H.P. 1033
An Act to Reinstate the Cost-of-living Factor in the School Funding Formula. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 1391, H.P. 1034
An Act to Ensure Safety and Health Standards in Outpatient Medical or Surgical Facilities. (Presented by Representative KASPRZAK of Newport)

L.D. 1392, H.P. 1035
An Act to Set the Mussel Size Limit. (Presented by Representative HONEY of Boothbay)

L.D. 1393, H.P. 1036
An Act to Enhance the Professional Skills of Maine's Educational Technicians. (Presented by Representative MATTHEWS of Winslow)

L.D. 1394, H.P. 1037
An Act to Prohibit the Use of State Funds by Health Care Providers to Influence Union Organizing. (Presented by Representative MATTHEWS of Winslow)

L.D. 1395, H.P. 1038
An Act to Improve Working Conditions for Migrant Workers. (Presented by Representative MATTHEWS of Winslow)

L.D. 1396, H.P. 1039
An Act to Encourage and Support a Mother's Decision to Breast-feed in this State. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1397, H.P. 1040
An Act to Require the State to Post the Name, Picture and Location of an Individual who is Convicted of a Child Sex Crime. (Presented by Representative MATTHEWS of Winslow)

L.D. 1398, H.P. 1041
An Act to Create a Sprawl Offset Tax. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 1399, H.P. 1042
An Act to Prioritize Access to Training Under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. (Presented by Representative MATTHEWS of Winslow)

L.D. 1400, H.P. 1043
An Act to Provide Health Insurance to Uninsured Maine Residents. (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 1401, H.P. 1044
An Act to Amend the Health Care Facility Immunization Laws. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 1402, H.P. 1045
An Act to Clarify and Update the Security Requirements for Employers Self-insured for Workers' Compensation Liabilities. (Presented by Representative MATTHEWS of Winslow)

L.D. 1403, H.P. 1046
Resolve, to Establish the Task Force on School Governance. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative ROSEN of Bucksport)

L.D. 1404, H.P. 1047
Resolve, to Create a Stakeholders Group to Modernize Maine's Clean Air Policy. (Presented by Representative DAIGLE of Arundel)

L.D. 1405, H.P. 1048
An Act to Encourage Joint Child Rearing Between Divorced Parents. (Presented by Representative DORR of Camden)

L.D. 1406, H.P. 1049
An Act Creating Offenses Against Unborn Children. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 1407, H.P. 1050
An Act Providing for the Licensure of Ophthalmic Dispensing. (Presented by Representative MURPHY of Kennebunk)

L.D. 1408, H.P. 1051
An Act to Pay for Cleanup of Contamination at a Waste Oil Disposal Site in Plymouth. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 1409, S.P. 429
An Act to Address the Health Effects of Mercury Fillings. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1410, S.P. 430
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Repeal Constraints on the Property Tax and to Make the State Jointly Responsible with Municipalities for Equity in Education. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1411, S.P. 431
An Act to Protect Highway Travelers and Maine's Highway System by Increasing Fines on Excessively Loaded Trucks. (Presented by Senator O'GARA of Cumberland)

L.D. 1412, S.P. 432
An Act Relating to the Transfer of Certain Privileges Bestowed by the Legislature upon Great Northern Paper, Inc. to Great Northern Energy, LLC. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1413, S.P. 433
An Act to Transfer Administration of the Workers' Compensation Employment Rehabilitation Fund to a Voluntary Coalition of Parties in Interest. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1414, S.P. 434
An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, Highway Fund and Changing 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. 1415, H.P. 1052
An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding Harness Racing. (Presented by Representative CHIZMAR of Lisbon)

L.D. 1416, H.P. 1053
Resolve, to Authorize the Development of a New Railroad Bridge on the Union Branch Railroad Line over Back Cove in Portland. (Presented by Representative FISHER of Brewer)

L.D. 1417, H.P. 1054
An Act to Amend the Membership of the Substance Abuse Services Commission. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 1418, H.P. 1055
An Act to Authorize the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to Extend the Deer Hunting Season. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1419, H.P. 1056
An Act to Provide for Public Access to Fish, Game and Wildlife Resources. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1420, H.P. 1057
An Act to Require Employers to Offer Benefits to Cohabitants of Employees. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 1421, H.P. 1058
An Act to Create an Antlerless Deer Hunting License. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 1422, H.P. 1059
An Act to Allow Hunters to Transfer an Antlerless Deer Permit. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 1423, H.P. 1060
An Act to Amend the Law Regarding the Release of the Identity of Certain Juveniles Accused of Crimes. (Presented by Representative BUMPS of China)

L.D. 1424, H.P. 1061
An Act to Require State Parks to Honor the Golden Access Passport. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 1425, H.P. 1062
An Act to Establish a Fund for Marketing and Improvements in Agricultural Fairs. (Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway)

L.D. 1426, H.P. 1063
An Act to Allow the Purchase of Rabies Vaccine by Livestock Farmers. (Presented by Representative HALL of Bristol)

L.D. 1427, H.P. 1064
An Act to Prohibit Roadblocks for the Purpose of Enforcing the Seat Belt Law for Adults. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 1428, H.P. 1065
An Act to Amend the Aquaculture Leasing Law. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PERKINS of Penobscot)

L.D. 1429, H.P. 1066
Resolve, to Assess the Consequences of Climate Change in the State. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1430, H.P. 1067
An Act to Expand Participation Between Adjoining Towns for Approval of Subdivisions. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1431, H.P. 1068
Resolve, to Establish a Commission to Examine Methods to Ensure the Safety of Children and Families. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 1432, H.P. 1069
An Act to Encourage Greater Acquisition, Deployment and Use of Automated External Defibrillators. (Presented by Representative BUMPS of China)

L.D. 1433, H.P. 1070
An Act to Renew the New Century Program. (Presented by Speaker SAXL of Portland)

L.D. 1434, H.P. 1071
An Act to Amend the Maine Criminal Code to Reduce the Incentive to Commit Theft. (Presented by Representative MURPHY of Kennebunk)

L.D. 1435, H.P. 1072
An Act to Require Licensing of Domestic Cats. (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 1436, H.P. 1073
An Act to Provide Equity in the Retirement Plans for State Law Enforcement Officers and Prison Guards. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1437, S.P. 435
An Act to Provide Legal Assistance to Victims of Domestic Violence. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1438, S.P. 436
An Act to Strengthen the Maine Sister City Relationship with Aomori, Japan. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1439, S.P. 437
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $7,000,000 to Fund Capital Expenses for Applied Technology Centers and Regions. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1440, S.P. 438
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $7,000,000 to Provide Adequate Facilities for Business Expansion or Relocation in the State. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1441, S.P. 439
An Act to Provide Private Landowners Incentives for Conservation and Public Access. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 1442, S.P. 440
An Act to Create the Boothbay Region Water District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 1443, H.P. 1074
An Act to Make Adultery Illegal. (Presented by Representative KASPRZAK of Newport)

L.D. 1444, H.P. 1075
An Act to Enhance Local Accountability. (Presented by Representative KASPRZAK of Newport)

L.D. 1445, H.P. 1076
An Act to Allow a Legislator to Opt Out of the Partisan Staff System. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 1446, H.P. 1077
An Act to Require Political Workers to Wear Name Tags and to Identify Themselves as Political Workers. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 1447, H.P. 1078
An Act to Protect Off-track Betting Facilities. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 1448, H.P. 1079
An Act to Designate a Day of Reflection and Tolerance. (Presented by Representative TWOMEY of Biddeford)

L.D. 1449, H.P. 1080
An Act to Ensure Municipal Authority over Sludge and Septage Land Spreading Sites. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1450, H.P. 1081
An Act to Protect Parents from Undue Influence in Child Protective Actions. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 1451, H.P. 1082
An Act to Remove the Tax on Food, Nonalcoholic Beverages and Medicine. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 1452, H.P. 1083
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Provide for the Popular Election of the Constitutional Officers and State Auditor. (Presented by Representative TWOMEY of Biddeford)

L.D. 1453, H.P. 1084
An Act to Amend the Laws that Govern Property that is Exempt from Attachment and Execution. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Van Buren)

L.D. 1454, H.P. 1085
Resolve, to Study the Establishment of the Department of Environmental Protection as the Lead Response Agency in All Emergency Releases and Spills of Toxic or Hazardous Materials. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1455, H.P. 1086
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Committee to Study Further Decriminalization of the Criminal Laws of Maine. (Submitted by the Committee to Study Further Decriminalization of the Criminal Laws of Maine pursuant to 1999 Joint Order, H.P. 1914.)

L.D. 1456, H.P. 1087
An Act Relating to Restricted Licenses for Certain Drivers. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

L.D. 1457, H.P. 1088
An Act to Exclude Credit Balances Between Business Associations from Unclaimed Property. (Presented by Representative LaVERDIERE of Wilton)

L.D. 1458, H.P. 1089
An Act Regarding Forest Sustainability. (Presented by Representative HAWES of Standish)

L.D. 1459, H.P. 1090
An Act to Regulate Clear-cutting. (Presented by Representative HAWES of Standish)

L.D. 1460, H.P. 1091
An Act to Establish a Deadline for New Voter Registrations. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 1461, H.P. 1092
An Act to Revise the Health Insurance Benefits Available to Retired Legislators. (Presented by Representative BUCK of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1462, H.P. 1093
Resolve, Establishing a Criminal Code Revision Commission. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1463, H.P. 1094
An Act to Revise the Maine Science and Technology Foundation's Charter and Revise the Charter of the Centers for Innovation. (Presented by Representative TESSIER of Fairfield)

L.D. 1464, H.P. 1095
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Suspension and Revocation of Hunting and Fishing Licenses. (Presented by Representative MUSE of Fryeburg)

L.D. 1465, H.P. 1096
An Act to Provide a Death Benefit to the Survivors of a Law Enforcement Officer or Firefighter Killed in the Line of Duty. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 1466, H.P. 1097
Resolve, to Study the Benefits and Costs for Increasing Access to Family and Medical Leave for Maine Families. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 1467, H.P. 1098
An Act to Facilitate the Implementation of the Enhanced 9-1-1 Emergency System. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BERRY of Belmont)

L.D. 1468, H.P. 1099
An Act to Change the Retirement Plan for Marine Patrol Officers. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1469, H.P. 1100
An Act to Restore Teacher and State Employee Retirement Benefits. (Presented by Representative GREEN of Monmouth)

L.D. 1470, H.P. 1101
An Act to Enhance Enforcement and Prosecution of Computer-related Crimes. (Presented by Representative PEAVEY of Woolwich)

L.D. 1471, H.P. 1102
An Act to Create a Digital Library to Meet the Educational, Research, Business and Economic Needs of Maine. (Presented by Representative ROSEN of Bucksport)

L.D. 1472, H.P. 1103
An Act to Create Limited Licenses for Retired Physicians. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 1473, H.P. 1104
An Act to Make Uniform the Language Governing Parental Rights and Responsibilities in the Maine Revised Statutes. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 1474, H.P. 1105
An Act to Provide Students Tuition Grants Based on Performance on the Maine Educational Assessment. (Presented by Representative ROSEN of Bucksport)

L.D. 1475, H.P. 1106
Resolve, to Establish a Commission to Respond to the Crisis in Access to Oral Health Services for Residents of the State. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PEAVEY of Woolwich)

L.D. 1476, H.P. 1107
An Act to Require Continuing Education in the Cosmetology, Manicuring, Aesthetics and Barbering Fields. (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 1477, H.P. 1108
An Act to Amend Certain Laws Regarding Land and Water Quality Protection. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1478, H.P. 1109
An Act to Amend Maine's Growth Management Law and Related Laws. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 1479, H.P. 1110
An Act to Allow Flexibility in Payment of School Year Employee Wages. (Presented by Representative WESTON of Montville)

L.D. 1480, H.P. 1111
An Act to Promote Driver Responsibility. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 1481, H.P. 1112
An Act to Permit the Ten Commandments to be Posted in Public Schools. (Presented by Representative MacDOUGALL of North Berwick)

L.D. 1482, H.P. 1113
An Act to Authorize a School Board to Deliberate in Private. (Presented by Representative HEIDRICH of Oxford)

L.D. 1483, H.P. 1114
An Act to Expand the Options for a Lobster Management Zone. (Presented by Representative VOLENIK of Brooklin)

L.D. 1484, H.P. 1115
Resolve, to Require Medicaid Reimbursement for Hearing Aids and Dental Care for Adults. (Presented by Representative McNEIL of Rockland)

L.D. 1485, H.P. 1116
An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding Pupil Transportation. (Presented by Representative RICHARD of Madison)

L.D. 1486, H.P. 1117
An Act to Create the Child Development Services Advisory Committee. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 1487, H.P. 1118
Resolve, to Establish the Blue Ribbon Commission to Review Special Education Laws. (Presented by Representative MacDOUGALL of North Berwick)

L.D. 1488, H.P. 1119
An Act to Require Major Water Users to Provide Public Information About Their Annual Water Withdrawals from Public Water Resources. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1489, H.P. 1120
Resolve, to Create a Task Force to Make Recommendations Regarding Loss of Commercial Fishing Waterfront Access and Other Economic Development Issues Affecting Commercial Fishing. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative ETNIER of Harpswell)

L.D. 1490, H.P. 1121
Resolve, to Establish the Commission to Develop and Finance Health Care Coverage for All Maine People. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 1491, H.P. 1122
An Act to Protect Minors from Sexual Exploitation. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 1492, H.P. 1123
An Act to Improve Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness in Maine's Jails and Prisons. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1493, H.P. 1124
An Act to Reinstate the Death Penalty for the Murder of Children. (Presented by Representative MacDOUGALL of North Berwick)

L.D. 1494, H.P. 1125
An Act to Require Parental Notification of Abortion. (Presented by Representative MacDOUGALL of North Berwick)

L.D. 1495, S.P. 441
An Act to Establish the Maine Military Authority. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1496, S.P. 442
Resolve, to Preserve Elderly Congregate Housing Demonstration Services. (Presented by Senator O'GARA of Cumberland)

L.D. 1497, S.P. 443
An Act to Clarify the Definition of Commercial Agricultural Production. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 1498, S.P. 444
Resolve, to Require the Collection of Health Care Practitioner Workforce Data. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 1499, S.P. 445
Resolve, Directing the Department of Human Services to Adopt Rules Regarding the Reimbursement of Podiatrists. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 1500, S.P. 446
An Act to Require Proof of Health Insurance for Operators of ATVs and Snowmobiles. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 1501, S.P. 447
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Commercial Large Game Shooting Areas. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 1502, S.P. 448
An Act Regarding Contracts for Energy Conservation and Air Quality Improvements in School Buildings. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 1503, S.P. 449
Resolve, Creating the Commission to Study Health Insurance Costs for Small Businesses. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1504, S.P. 450
An Act to Authorize Department of Transportation Bond Issues in the Amount of $61,000,000 to Match Available Federal Funds for Improvements to Highways and Bridges, Airports, Public Transit and Ferry Facilities; Development of Rail, Trail and Marine Infrastructure; and Improvements to Intermodal Facilities Statewide. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1505, S.P. 451
An Act to Streamline the Administration of the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 1506, S.P. 453
An Act to Ban Powdered Latex Gloves. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1507, S.P. 454
Resolve, to Establish the Commission to Study Ways to Improve Transportation for Senior Citizens. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1508, S.P. 455
An Act to Place a 2% Surcharge on all Criminal and Traffic Fines to Fund the Efforts of the Maine Computer Crimes Task Force. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 1509, S.P. 456
An Act to Clarify and Make Technical Corrections to Retirement Laws. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1510, S.P. 457
An Act to Clarify Inconsistent Regulatory Requirements Affecting Newly Constructed Nursing Facilities and to Further Support a Continuum of Quality Long-term Care Services. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1511, S.P. 458
An Act to Increase Access to Primary and Preventive Services for Maine's Underserved Citizens. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1512, S.P. 459
An Act to Increase Long-term Care Options for Low-income Citizens of the State. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1513, S.P. 460
An Act to Encourage the Profession of Nursing by Establishing a Nursing Education Loan Fund. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1514, S.P. 461
An Act to Ensure Fairness in the Regulation and Reimbursement of Nursing Facilities. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1515, S.P. 462
An Act to Support the Medical Ride Volunteer Service. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1516, S.P. 463
An Act to Support Family Farms. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1517, S.P. 464
Resolve, to Create a Commission to Review the Landlord-tenant Laws in the State. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 1518, S.P. 465
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Concerning Direct Initiative of Legislation. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 1519, S.P. 466
An Act to Allow Children Less than 16 Years of Age to Hunt, Fish and Trap without a License. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 1520, S.P. 467
An Act to Continue the Peer Support Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1521, H.P. 1135
An Act to Broaden the Crime of Abuse of a Corpse. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 1522, H.P. 1136
An Act to Clarify the Status of Support Obligations if an Obligor Begins to Receive Public Assistance. (Submitted by the Family Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 19-A, section 354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 1523, H.P. 1126
An Act to Preserve the Right to Air-dry Laundry. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Bangor)

L.D. 1524, H.P. 1127
Resolve, Regarding Calculation of Consumer Income in Home-based Care Programs. (Presented by Representative SCHNEIDER of Durham)

L.D. 1525, H.P. 1128
An Act Concerning Real Estate Titles. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 1526, H.P. 1129
An Act to Institute a Citizens' Guide to Elections. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 1527, H.P. 1130
An Act to Provide Parity of Representation in Workers' Compensation Claims. (Presented by Representative HUTTON of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1528, H.P. 1131
An Act to Improve the Delivery of Religious Services to Prisoners in the Maine Correctional System. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 1529, H.P. 1132
An Act to Improve Elections. (Presented by Representative SCHNEIDER of Durham)

L.D. 1530, H.P. 1133
An Act to Improve the Health Care and Forensic Response for Victims of Sexual Assault. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 1531, H.P. 1134
An Act to Enable Formation of Public Charter Schools. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Farmingdale)

L.D. 1532, H.P. 1144
An Act to Amend the Governmental Ethics Laws Administered by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. (Submitted by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 1007.)

L.D. 1533, S.P. 469
Resolve, to Direct the Secretary of State to Establish a Task Force to Create a New Design for Veterans License Plates. (Presented by Senator SMALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1534, S.P. 470
An Act to Prohibit Grocery Stores From Charging Maine Farmers Access Fees, Slotting Fees and Rebates. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1535, S.P. 471
Resolve, to Allow Medicaid Reimbursement for Certain Drugs Without Requiring Prior Authorization. (Presented by President Pro Tem BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 1536, S.P. 472
An Act to Clarify the Use of Funds for Reclassifications and Temporary Positions. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1537, S.P. 473
An Act to Increase Access to Unemployment Compensation for School Bus Drivers. (Presented by President Pro Tem BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 1538, S.P. 474
An Act to Promote Retail Electricity Competition. (Presented by President Pro Tem BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 1539, S.P. 475
An Act to Promote Charitable Giving in the State. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 1540, S.P. 476
An Act to Ensure that the State Board of Pesticides Control has Sufficient Resources to Provide Accurate Information About the Use of Pesticides in the State. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1541, S.P. 477
An Act to Fund the Workers' Compensation Advocate Program. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1542, S.P. 478
An Act to Create the Prescription Assistance Program. (Presented by Senator SMALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1543, S.P. 479
An Act to Reduce the Release of Dioxin from Consumer Products into the Environment. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1544, S.P. 480
An Act to Establish a Lottery Game to Improve Purses for Maine Harness Racing and to Enhance Penalties for Use of Illegal Gambling Machines. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1545, S.P. 481
An Act to Increase the Supply of Medical Services to Consumers. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 1546, S.P. 482
An Act to Establish the Waste Motor Oil Disposal Site Remediation Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1547, S.P. 483
An Act to Amend the Animal Welfare Laws. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 1548, H.P. 1145
An Act to Amend the School Funding Formula by Adding a Hold-harmless Provision. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1549, H.P. 1146
An Act to Amend the Organization of Washington County Government. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 1550, H.P. 1147
An Act to Bring the Takings Law into Compliance with the Constitution of Maine and the United States Constitution. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1551, H.P. 1148
An Act to Require That the Excise Tax on Motor Vehicles Be Reasonably Linked to the Value of the Motor Vehicle. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1552, H.P. 1149
Resolve, to Reduce the Property Tax on Business Equipment. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1553, H.P. 1150
An Act to Provide Funding for Education. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

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