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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXVIII, No. 3

Friday, December 21, 2001

120th LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2001

L.D. 1864, H.P. 1426
An Act to Increase the Number of "Construction-manager-at- risk" Alternative Delivery Pilot Projects for School Construction and to Increase the Maximum Project Cost of Projects Eligible for Alternative Delivery. (Presented by Representative RICHARD of Madison)

L.D. 1865, H.P. 1427
An Act to Allow the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of General Services to Make Direct Selection of Architects and Engineers Whose Services Do Not Exceed $25,000. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Farmingdale)

L.D. 1866, H.P. 1425
Resolve, to Allow the Courts to Utilize the Maine Governmental Facilities Authority to Issue a Bond of $2,500,000 to Finish the Repairs at the Lewiston District Court. (Presented by Representative MAILHOT of Lewiston)

L.D. 1867, H.P. 1421
An Act to Ensure the Safety of Maine Children While Riding in a Vehicle. (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1868, H.P. 1420
An Act to Provide Enhancements to the Small Enterprise Growth Program. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1869, S.P. 665
An Act Regarding Protective Orders in Public Utilities Commission Proceedings. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 1870, S.P. 666
An Act to Make Minor Substantive Changes to the Tax Laws. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 1871, S.P. 667
An Act to Conform Maine Tax Law to the Federal Mobile Telecommunications Sourcing Act. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 1872, S.P. 668
An Act to Enable the State to Enter into an Agreement with Other States to Simplify and Modernize Sales and Use Tax Administration. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 1873, S.P. 669
An Act to Amend the Tax Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 1874, S.P. 671
An Act to Give the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of General Services Discretion Regarding Building Codes. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1875, S.P. 672
An Act to Waive the Competitive Bid Requirement for Lease of Certain Unused State Facilities. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1876, S.P. 673
Resolve, Extending the Authority of the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services to Convey a Portion of the Kennebec Arsenal in Augusta Pursuant to Resolve 1999, Chapter 56. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1877, S.P. 674
An Act to Allow Pledging of Medical Education Loans to Secure Bonds to Finance Educational Loans. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1878, S.P. 675
Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services Lease the Interests of the State in Property at the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1879, S.P. 676
Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services to Acquire or Dispose of Property or Interest in Property Pursuant to the Augusta State Facilities Master Plan set out in Resolve 2001, Chapter 34. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1880, S.P. 678
An Act to Reduce Identity Theft by Requiring Truncated Credit Card Receipts. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 1881, S.P. 679
An Act to Reduce Administration in the Right-of-way Process of the Department of Transportation. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 1882, S.P. 680
Resolve, Directing the Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services to Recommend a Name for the New Psychiatric Treatment Center Located in Augusta. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1883, S.P. 681
An Act to Clarify the On-premise Liquor License Application Process. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 1884, S.P. 682
An Act to Authorize Certain Former Members of the Maine State Retirement System to Rejoin the Maine State Retirement System. (Presented by Senator YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1885, S.P. 683
An Act to Transfer Funds From the Service Retirement Benefit Reserve to the Maine State Retirement System in Order to Fund the Change in Retirement Eligibility Requirements for Game Wardens and Marine Patrol Officers. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1886, S.P. 684
An Act to Reduce the Fee Structure for Class II Liquor Licenses. (Presented by President Pro Tem BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 1887, S.P. 685
An Act to Permit Underground Storage Tanks in Low-risk Areas. (Presented by Senator SMALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1888, S.P. 686
An Act to Allow Mechanics Licensed by the Manufactured Housing Board to Install and Maintain Oil Tanks. (Presented by President Pro Tem BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 1889, S.P. 687
Resolve, Directing the Department of Education to Provide Adult Education and Other Support Services. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1890, S.P. 688
An Act Concerning Confidentiality of Investigations by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. (Presented by President Pro Tem BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 1891, S.P. 689
An Act to Require Majority Resident Representation on the Board of Any Assisted Living Facility Receiving Bonds from the Maine Health and Higher Education Facilities Authority. (Presented by President Pro Tem BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 1892, S.P. 690
An Act to Adjust the Salary of the Governor. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 1893, S.P. 691
An Act to Facilitate More Effective Consumer Representation at the Office of the Public Advocate. (Presented by Senator FERGUSON of Oxford)

L.D. 1894, S.P. 692
An Act Regarding Cigarette Tax Stamps. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1895, S.P. 693
An Act to Clarify the Lines of Effort in a Search and Rescue Operation. (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 1896, S.P. 694
An Act to Simplify the Process by Which a Financial Institution Transfers Motor Vehicle Title to a Lessee. (Presented by Senator YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1897, S.P. 695
An Act to Facilitate the Closure of Privately Owned Solid Waste Landfills. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SAWYER of Penobscot)

L.D. 1898, S.P. 696
An Act to Mitigate the Effect of Large Mandatory Environmental Penalties. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 1899, S.P. 697
An Act Relating to the Dissemination of Intelligence and Investigative Information. (Presented by Senator McALEVEY of York)

L.D. 1900, S.P. 698
An Act to Provide Emergency Funds to the University of Maine System for the Increased Cost of Health Insurance. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 1901, S.P. 699
Resolve, to Allow Persons with Disabilities to Purchase Coverage Under the Medicaid Program. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1902, S.P. 700
An Act to Fund the Maine Biomedical Research Program. (Presented by Senator GOLDTHWAIT of Hancock)

L.D. 1903, S.P. 701
Resolve, to Provide Computers to Rural Fire Stations. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1904, S.P. 702
An Act to Require Tax-exempt Corporations to File Copies of Federal Internal Revenue Service Form 990 with the Secretary of State. (Presented by President Pro Tem BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 1905, S.P. 703
An Act Authorizing the Transfer of Rights from Schedule Brook Bridge to Henderson Brook Bridge. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1906, S.P. 704
An Act to Amend the Charter of the Corinna Sewer District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 1907, S.P. 705
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Allow for Loans to be Repaid With Federal Transportation Funds. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 1908, S.P. 706
An Act to Prohibit the Consumption of Liquor by Minors on a Brewery Premises. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1909, S.P. 707
An Act to Permit the Town of Atkinson to Deorganize. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 1910, S.P. 708
An Act to Establish the Retired Teacher Health Insurance Contribution Fund. (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 1911, S.P. 709
An Act Regarding Certain Educational Requirements for Licensed Social Workers. (Presented by Senator DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1912, S.P. 710
An Act to Ensure that Recipients of Trade Adjustment Assistance Retain Eligibility for Unemployment Compensation. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1913, S.P. 711
An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Health Care Workforce Steering Committee. (Presented by President MICHAUD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1914, S.P. 712
An Act to Make Minor Changes to the Maine Technology Institute's Statute and to Make Minor Changes to the Applied Technology Development Centers' Statute. (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 1915, S.P. 713
An Act to Amend the Civil Service Law with Respect to Veterans' Preference. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1916, S.P. 714
An Act to Improve the Effectiveness of the Driver Education and Evaluation Programs. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1917, S.P. 715
An Act to Increase the Licensing Fee Cap for the Maine Board of Pharmacy. (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 1918, S.P. 716
An Act to Amend the Integrated Pest Management Laws. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 1919, S.P. 717
An Act to Allow Approval of Internet-based Alcohol Server Education Courses. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1920, S.P. 718
An Act to Address Liquidation Harvesting. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 1921, S.P. 719
An Act to Prevent Mercury Emissions when Recycling and Disposing of Motor Vehicles. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1922, S.P. 720
An Act Concerning Rules of the Bureau of Parks and Lands. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 1923, S.P. 721
An Act to Amend Maine's Wild Turkey Hunting Season. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1924, S.P. 722
An Act to Support a Continuum of Quality Long-term Care Services. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1925, H.P. 1428
Resolve, to Extend the Reporting Deadline for the Maine Millennium Commission on Hunger and Food Security. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 1926, H.P. 1429
An Act to Amend the Boundaries Between Ripley and St. Albans. (Presented by Representative STEDMAN of Hartland)

L.D. 1927, H.P. 1430
Resolve, to Rename the Highland Avenue Bridge the Major General Henry Merriam Bridge. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 1928, H.P. 1431
An Act to Authorize the Trial of Child Custody Cases Involving the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians in the Penobscot Nation Tribal Court. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LORING of the Penobscot Nation)

L.D. 1929, H.P. 1432
An Act to Stabilize the Funding of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1930, H.P. 1433
An Act to Ensure the Fair Collection of Overpayments. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1931, H.P. 1434
An Act to Appropriate Funds for the Seeds of Peace International Camp Scholarships and Property Tax Payment. (Presented by Representative GREEN of Monmouth)

L.D. 1932, H.P. 1435
An Act to Protect Police Horses. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1933, H.P. 1436
Resolve, to Establish a Blue Ribbon Commission to Address Financing of Long-term Care Costs. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 1934, H.P. 1437
Resolve, to Provide Access to Personal Care Assistant Home Care Services. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 1935, H.P. 1438
An Act Concerning the State Board of Funeral Service. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 1936, H.P. 1439
An Act to Regulate Lead Smart Renovators and Lead Sampling Technicians. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1937, H.P. 1440
An Act to Benefit Maine's Economy. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McGLOCKLIN of Embden)

L.D. 1938, H.P. 1441
An Act to Maintain the Family Caregiver Initiative for Elderly Citizens in Maine. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1939, H.P. 1442
An Act to Allow Landowner Permits to be Issued for Turkey Hunting. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CHICK of Lebanon)

L.D. 1940, H.P. 1443
An Act Regarding the Repatriation of Native American Remains. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 1941, H.P. 1444
An Act to Modify the Time of Constituent Service Allowance Payments. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 1942, H.P. 1445
An Act to Provide Property Tax Relief in Cumberland County. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 1943, H.P. 1446
An Act to Clarify Municipal Reapportionment Authority. (Presented by Representative SCHNEIDER of Durham)

L.D. 1944, H.P. 1447
An Act to Restrict the Availability of Products with Excessive Levels of Arsenic. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1945, H.P. 1448
An Act to Promote Organ Donation. (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1946, H.P. 1449
An Act to Safeguard Volunteer Firefighters' Regular Employment. (Presented by Representative HUTTON of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1947, H.P. 1450
Resolve, Concerning Unfunded Mandates in the Provision of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services. (Presented by Representative NASS of Acton)

L.D. 1948, H.P. 1451
An Act to Clarify the Method of Sale for Heating Oil and Retail Motor Fuels. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1949, H.P. 1452
An Act to Clarify Roles and Positions within the Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Manchester)

L.D. 1950, H.P. 1453
An Act to Change the Requirement for Court-ordered Mental Examination. (Presented by Representative LaVERDIERE of Wilton)

L.D. 1951, H.P. 1454
An Act to Increase the Permit Fees for Pulling Events. (Presented by Representative PINEAU of Jay)

L.D. 1952, H.P. 1455
Resolve, Authorizing the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands within the Department of Conservation to Convey a Crossing Easement. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Van Buren)

L.D. 1953, H.P. 1456
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Pesticide Control to Increase the Pesticide Product Registration Fee. (Presented by Representative LUNDEEN of Mars Hill)

L.D. 1954, H.P. 1457
An Act to Repeal the Sunset Provision Regarding the State Police Providing Services at Cost to Governmental and Nongovernmental Entities. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PEAVEY of Woolwich)

L.D. 1955, H.P. 1458
An Act to Allow Federal Law Enforcement Officers to Enforce Maine Statutes. (Presented by Representative PEAVEY of Woolwich)

L.D. 1956, H.P. 1459
An Act to Clarify Rule-making Authority for the Office of the State Fire Marshal. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1957, H.P. 1460
An Act to Allow the State to Maximize Funds for Meals for the Elderly in the State. (Presented by Speaker SAXL of Portland)

L.D. 1958, H.P. 1461
Resolve, Directing the Department of Education to Fully Reimburse Center-based Developmental Therapy Programs under Contract with Child Development Services. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 1959, H.P. 1462
An Act to Eliminate Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance Travel Restrictions for Obtaining Health Care. (Presented by Representative MAYO of Bath)

L.D. 1960, H.P. 1463
An Act to Promote Safety of Families through the Workplace. (Presented by Speaker SAXL of Portland)

L.D. 1961, H.P. 1464
An Act to Allow Private Psychiatric Hospitalization of Residents of Department of Corrections Juvenile Facilities. (Presented by Representative POVICH of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1962, H.P. 1465
An Act to Reduce Pollution of Androscoggin Lake by Repairing and Altering the Existing State-owned Barrier on the Dead River in Leeds. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 1963, H.P. 1466
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Eligibility for General Assistance. (Presented by Representative DUNCAN of Presque Isle)

L.D. 1964, S.P. 723
An Act to Amend Certain Laws Administered by the Department of Environmental Protection. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1965, S.P. 724
An Act to Amend the Animal Health and Disease Control Laws. (Presented by Senator KILKELLY of Lincoln)

L.D. 1966, S.P. 725
An Act to Amend the Laws Relating to Development Districts. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 1967, S.P. 726
An Act to Assist Municipalities of Sagadahoc County with the Change in the County Budget Year. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SMALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1968, H.P. 1467
An Act to Require the Owner of a Submerged Snowmobile or Boat to Remove the Snowmobile or Boat. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 1969, H.P. 1468
An Act to Prohibit a Convicted Sexual Offender From Acquiring Custody or Obtaining Visitation Rights Without Adult Supervision. (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 1970, H.P. 1469
An Act to Clarify the Status of Retirees Who Return to Service Under the Maine State Retirement System. (Presented by Representative NORTON of Bangor)

L.D. 1971, H.P. 1470
An Act to Support Businesses Engaged in Both Off-premises and On-premises Retail Sales of Malt Liquor and Wine. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1972, H.P. 1471
An Act Regarding Trial Offers. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1973, H.P. 1472
An Act Regarding Utility Easements. (Presented by Representative HALL of Bristol)

L.D. 1974, H.P. 1473
An Act to Create and Fund a Household Hazardous Waste Collection System. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1975, H.P. 1474
An Act Concerning Student Threats Against School Personnel. (Presented by Representative NORTON of Bangor)

L.D. 1976, H.P. 1475
An Act to Modify Investment-related Insurance Company Provisions of the Maine Insurance Code. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 1977, H.P. 1476
An Act to Designate Department of Education Chapter 180 Rules as Major Substantive Rules. (Presented by Representative WESTON of Montville)

L.D. 1978, H.P. 1477
An Act to Allow Maine to Participate in the Federal Pilot Program for Drivers Delivering Home Heating Oil. (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1979, H.P. 1478
Resolve, Directing the Department of Marine Resources to Participate in a Scientific Assessment of the Activities in the Great Salt Bay. (Presented by Representative HALL of Bristol)

L.D. 1980, H.P. 1479
An Act to Extend the Period During Which the Passamaquoddy Tribe May Acquire Land in the City of Calais. (Presented by Representative MORRISON of Baileyville)

L.D. 1981, H.P. 1480
An Act to Prohibit the Charging of Tolls for Phone Calls Made Between Contiguous Communities. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MICHAUD of Fort Kent)

L.D. 1982, H.P. 1481
An Act to Reduce the Economic Impact of Seasonally Posted Roads. (Presented by Representative SULLIVAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 1983, H.P. 1482
An Act to Protect Children from Sexual Predators. (Presented by Representative MENDROS of Lewiston)

L.D. 1984, H.P. 1483
An Act to Modernize the Procurement Practices at the Department of Transportation. (Presented by Representative FISHER of Brewer)

L.D. 1985, H.P. 1484
An Act to Avoid Incompatible Employment of Water Utility Employees. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Buxton)

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