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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVII, No. 12

Monday, March 26, 2001

120th LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2001

L.D. 1684, H.P. 1241
An Act to Ensure Adequate Funding for School Construction Costs. (Presented by Representative McGLOCKLIN of Embden)

L.D. 1685, H.P. 1242
Resolve, to Change Eligibility for Persons who Transfer Assets and Move into Assisted Living Facilities. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 1686, H.P. 1243
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Elections. (Presented by Representative COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 1687, H.P. 1244
An Act Regarding People with Disabilities and the Use of Service Animals. (Presented by Representative PARADIS of Frenchville)

L.D. 1688, S.P. 542
An Act to Amend the Personal Sports Mobile Franchise Law. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 1689, S.P. 543
An Act to Amend the State's Abortion Reporting Law. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 1690, S.P. 544
An Act to Promote Outcome-based Forest Policy. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1691, S.P. 545
An Act Adopting and Implementing the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 1692, S.P. 546
An Act to Revise Certain Provisions of Maine's Fish and Wildlife Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator CARPENTER of York)

L.D. 1693, S.P. 547
An Act to Amend the Comprehensive Planning and Land Use Regulation Laws. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1694, H.P. 1259
An Act to Amend the Finance Authority of Maine Act. (Presented by Speaker SAXL of Portland)

L.D. 1695, H.P. 1260
An Act to Clarify, Enhance and Strengthen the Animal Welfare Laws of Maine. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Farmingdale)

L.D. 1696, H.P. 1248
An Act to Allow the Chief Medical Examiner to Assume the Responsibility for the Disposition of Certain Dead Bodies. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 1697, H.P. 1249
An Act to Enhance the Safety and Health of Students in Public School Facilities. (Presented by Representative GERZOFSKY of Brunswick)

L.D. 1698, H.P. 1250
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing DNA Testing. (Presented by Representative SKOGLUND of St. George)

L.D. 1699, H.P. 1251
An Act to Make Certain Changes in the Child Welfare Laws. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1700, H.P. 1252
An Act to Provide for State Monitoring and Management of Conservation Easements. (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 1701, H.P. 1253
An Act to Clarify Parental Rights and Responsibilities When Children are Placed in the Custody of the Department of Human Services as a Result of Court Proceedings Governed by the Maine Juvenile Code. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 1702, H.P. 1254
An Act to Amend the Enhanced Motor Vehicle Inspection Program. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 1703, H.P. 1256
An Act to Ensure Access to Health Insurance. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1704, H.P. 1257
An Act to Clarify the Activities of Membership Organizations in Maine. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 1705, H.P. 1258
An Act to Make Certain Technical and Clarifying Changes to the Medical Examiner Act. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 1706, S.P. 548
An Act to Reduce the Cost of Administration of the Medicaid Program. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1707, S.P. 549
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $15,000,000 to Capitalize the School Revolving Renovation Fund for Repairs and Improvements in Public School Facilities to Address Health, Safety and Compliance Deficiencies, General Renovation Needs and Learning Space Upgrades. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 1708, S.P. 550
An Act to Streamline the Administration and Enforcement of the Work Permit Provisions of Child Labor Laws. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1709, S.P. 551
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $26,500,000 for Capital Infrastructure at the University of Maine System and the Maine Martime Academy, and Research and Development Equipment and Infrastructure. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 1710, S.P. 552
An Act to Clarify the Maine Biomedical Research Program. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 1711, S.P. 553
An Act to Amend Maine's Campaign Finance Laws. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1712, H.P. 1261
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force on the Maine Learning Technology Endowment. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs pursuant to Public Law 1999, chapter 731, Part FFF, section 2.)

L.D. 1713, H.P. 1262
An Act to Return a Portion of the Tax Imposed on Lodging to the Municipality in Which the Tax was Levied. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 1714, H.P. 1263
An Act Relating to the Election of Candidates by the Instant Runoff Voting Method. (Presented by Representative TWOMEY of Biddeford)

L.D. 1715, H.P. 1264
An Act Relating to Video Gaming Machines. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 1716, H.P. 1265
An Act to Improve Child Support Services. (Presented by Representative NASS of Acton)

L.D. 1717, H.P. 1266
An Act to Amend the Laws Pertaining to Municipal Shellfish Management. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 1718, H.P. 1267
An Act Relating to Licensing Board Fee Caps. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1719, S.P. 557
An Act Regarding Dismissal of Municipal Employees for Cause. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1720, S.P. 558
An Act to Create the Advisory Commission for Persons Who are Blind or Visually Impaired. (Presented by Senator O'GARA of Cumberland)

L.D. 1721, S.P. 559
An Act to Allow Expressly Authorized Persons to Conduct Investigations for the Chief Medical Examiner. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1722, S.P. 560
An Act to Recognize Exemplary Efforts to Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs. (Presented by Senator LONGLEY of Waldo)

L.D. 1723, S.P. 561
An Act to Amend the Maine Athletic Commission Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 1724, S.P. 564
An Act to Provide for Remediation of Abandoned Landfills. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1725, S.P. 565
An Act to Prevent Interstate and International Smuggling of Illegal Drugs Into the State by Creating the Crime of Illegal Importation of Scheduled Drugs. (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 1726, H.P. 1268
An Act to Clarify Laws Pertaining to the Permit Process for Wildlife Possession. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1727, H.P. 1269
An Act to Control the Abuse of Designer Club Drugs by Adding Certain Drugs to the List of Schedule W and Schedule X Drugs. (Presented by Representative SCHNEIDER of Durham)

L.D. 1728, H.P. 1270
An Act to Control the Illegal Diversion and Abuse of Prescription Narcotic Drugs. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1729, H.P. 1271
An Act to Amend the Maine Banking Code. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 1730, H.P. 1272
An Act to Adopt the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' Model Insurance Producer Licensing Act. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 1731, H.P. 1273
An Act to Require Registration of Building Contractors. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1732, S.P. 568
An Act to Establish for an Additional Two Years the Commission to Study the Needs and Opportunities Associated with the Production of Salmonid Sport Fish in Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Commission to Study the Needs and Opportunities Associated with the Production of Salmonid Sport Fish in Maine pursuant to Resolve 1999, chapter 82.)

L.D. 1733, S.P. 569
An Act to Prohibit the Misbranding of Genetically Engineered Food. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 1734, H.P. 1274
An Act to Promote Safe Schools. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1735, H.P. 1275
An Act to Amend the Charter of the Vinalhaven Water District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative VOLENIK of Brooklin)

L.D. 1736, H.P. 1276
An Act to Amend Maine Credit Laws. (Presented by Representative SULLIVAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 1737, H.P. 1277
An Act to Amend the Forester Licensing Law. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1738, H.P. 1278
An Act to Clarify Certain Professional and Occupational Licensing Requirements. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 1739, H.P. 1279
Resolve, to Implement Additional Recommendations of the MCJUSTIS Board. (Submitted by the Maine Criminal Justice Information System Policy Board pursuant to Public Law 1999, chapter 790, Part D, section 12.)

L.D. 1740, H.P. 1280
An Act to Implement Recommendations of the MCJUSTIS Board Pursuant to the Study Required by Resolve 1997, Chapter 105. (Submitted by the Maine Criminal Justice Information System Policy Board pursuant to Resolve 1997, chapter 105, section 4.)

L.D. 1741, H.P. 1281
An Act to Guarantee Girls Equal Access to Sports Teams. (Presented by Representative MICHAEL of Auburn)

L.D. 1742, H.P. 1282
An Act to Clarify and Update the Laws Related to Health Insurance Contracts. (Presented by Representative SULLIVAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 1743, S.P. 570
An Act to Establish a Cold Case Homicide Squad. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice pursuant to S.P. 452.)

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