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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXIX, No. 2

Monday, January 20, 2003

121ST LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2003

L.D. 9, H.P. 16
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Workers' Compensation Board Administrative Fund. (Submitted by the Workers' Compensation Board pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 39-A, section 152, subsection 11.)

L.D. 10, H.P. 17
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing the Extension of Benefits for Partial Incapacity Under the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992. (Submitted by the Workers' Compensation Board pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 39-A, section 152, subsection 11.)

L.D. 11, H.P. 18
An Act to Establish the Administrative Operating Budget for the Maine State Retirement System for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2004. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Maine State Retirement System pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 17103, subsection 13.)

L.D. 12, H.P. 19
An Act to Enhance School Zone Safety. (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 13, H.P. 20
An Act to Establish a Visual and Performing Arts Position for the Department of Education. (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 14, H.P. 21
Resolve, to Designate the Interstate 95 From Augusta to Houlton as the Purple Heart Highway. (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 15, H.P. 22
An Act to Add the Steel Bridge in New Sharon to the State's List of Historic Bridges. (Presented by Representative PINEAU of Jay)

L.D. 16, H.P. 23
An Act to Increase the Income Tax Deduction on Private, Public and Military Pensions from $6,000 to $10,000. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 17, H.P. 24
An Act to Increase the Homestead Property Tax Exemption From $7,000 to $20,000. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 18, H.P. 25
An Act to Make Corrections to Laws in Conflict with MCJUSTIS Changes. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary pursuant to Public Law 2001, chapter 383, section 155.)

L.D. 19, H.P. 26
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 130: Implementation of the State Purchasing Code of Conduct for Suppliers of Apparel, Footwear and Textiles, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 20, H.P. 27
An Act to Extend the Authority of the Health Care System and Health Security Board. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Health Care System and Health Security Board pursuant to Public Law 2001, chapter 439, Part ZZZ, section 1.)

L.D. 21, H.P. 28
An Act to Ensure Full Disclosure of the Source of Water Sold in Containers. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 22, H.P. 29
An Act to Expand the Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 23, H.P. 30
An Act Authorizing the University of Maine System to Enter into Cooperative Agreements with Local Law Enforcement Agencies. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 24, H.P. 31
An Act to Create the State Government Information Clearinghouse. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 25, H.P. 32
An Act Imposing a Horsepower Restriction for Boat Motors on Pickerel Pond. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 26, H.P. 33
An Act to Create the Maine Youth Conservation Wildlife Management Area. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 27, H.P. 34
Resolve, Directing the Maine Historic Preservation Commission to Develop a Database of Historic or At-risk Areas and Sites in the State. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 28, H.P. 35
Resolve, to Rename the Mud Pond Inlet Bridge. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 29, H.P. 36
An Act to Eliminate the Telephone Service Tax Dedicated to Libraries and Schools. (Presented by Representative GAGNE-FRIEL of Buckfield)

L.D. 30, H.P. 37
An Act to Appropriate Funds for Special Testing at the Norridgewock Landfill. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 31, H.P. 38
An Act to Establish a Seamless Strategic Drug Abuse Model for Addressing Criminal Enforcement, Treatment, Education and Public Advocacy within Washington County. (Presented by Representative BUNKER of Kossuth Township)

L.D. 32, H.P. 39
An Act to Provide a 5% Increase in the State's Contribution for Insurance for Retired Teachers. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 33, H.P. 40
An Act to Repeal the Annual Indexing of Motor Fuel Taxes. (Presented by Representative GAGNE-FRIEL of Buckfield)

L.D. 34, S.P. 20
An Act to Ensure that Child Labor Laws Apply to Public Sector Employers. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 35, S.P. 21
An Act To Increase the Assessment on Workers' Compensation Insurance To Fund the Workers' Compensation Board Administrative Fund. (Submitted by the Workers' Compensation Board pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 39-A, section 152, subsection 11.)

L.D. 36, S.P. 22
An Act to Protect the Privacy of Maine Nurses. (Presented by President DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 37, S.P. 23
An Act to Rename the Town of Westport. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 38, S.P. 24
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Protect the Commercial Fishing Industry. (Presented by Senator BRENNAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 39, S.P. 25
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $10,000,000 to Promote Affordable Housing. (Presented by Senator BRENNAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 40, S.P. 26
Resolve, to Extend the Reporting Deadline of the Commission to Recognize Veterans of World War II and the Korean War in the State House Hall of Flags. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 41, S.P. 27
An Act to Specify the Public Status of Disputed Ballots. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator WOODCOCK of Franklin)

L.D. 42, H.P. 50
An Act to Establish Rent Caps on Property in Southern Maine. (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 43, H.P. 51
An Act To Continue To Allow Young Adults To Remain in Foster Care after Turning 18 Years of Age. (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 44, H.P. 52
Resolve, to Change MaineCare Prior Authorization Procedures for Certain Women's Health Care Procedures. (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 45, H.P. 53
An Act to Establish a Living Wage for Maine Citizens. (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 46, H.P. 54
An Act To Allow Free Clinics To Purchase Medications and Supplies through State Contracts. (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 47, H.P. 55
Resolve, to Fund Scholarships to the Seeds of Peace Camp. (Presented by Representative HEIDRICH of Oxford)

L.D. 48, H.P. 56
An Act to Reduce Jail Overcrowding. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 49, H.P. 57
An Act to Implement the Recommendations from the Programmatic Review of the State's Inland Fisheries Management Program. (Presented by Speaker COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 50, H.P. 58
Resolve, Requiring that the Waldo-Hancock Bridge be Replaced. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BERRY of Belmont)

L.D. 51, H.P. 59
An Act to Amend Certain Provisions of the Program Evaluation and Government Accountability Laws. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 52, H.P. 60
An Act to Strengthen the Governor's Council on Landowner Relations. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 53, H.P. 61
An Act to Allow Experimentation in the Cultivation of Agricultural Hemp. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 54, H.P. 62
An Act to Amend the Liquor Law as it Pertains to Special Taste-testing Festival Licenses. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 55, H.P. 63
An Act to Keep Foster Children Safe and Healthy. (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 56, H.P. 64
An Act to Discourage Unfounded Workers' Compensation Disputes. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Van Buren)

L.D. 57, H.P. 65
An Act to Extend the Long-term Care Implementation Committee. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 58, H.P. 66
Resolve, to Expand the Choices of People Seeking Mental Health Therapy Under the MaineCare Program. (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 59, H.P. 67
An Act to Adjust MaineCare Reimbursement Rates. (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 60, H.P. 68
An Act to Provide School Districts with Authority to Address the Problem of Truancy. (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 61, H.P. 69
An Act to Promote Public Awareness of Parkinson's Disease. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 62, H.P. 70
An Act to Promote Equity Among Health Care Clinics. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 63, H.P. 71
An Act to Protect Motor Vehicles From Dangerous Pedestrians. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 64, H.P. 72
An Act to Reduce Workers' Compensation Costs for Self-insured Public Utilities. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 65, H.P. 73
An Act Regarding the Billing for Medical Supplies by a Health Care Provider. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 66, H.P. 74
An Act to Repeal the Mandate to Perambulate the Municipal Boundary Lines when there is No Boundary Dispute. (Presented by Representative HEIDRICH of Oxford)

L.D. 67, H.P. 75
An Act to Ensure that Utility Property is used to Further the Public Interest. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 68, H.P. 76
An Act to Extend the Jurisdiction of the Maine Labor Relations Board to Employees of Public Higher Education Institutions Who Have Been Employed Less than Six Months. (Presented by Speaker COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 69, H.P. 77
An Act To Clarify the Intent of School Budget Referendum Language. (Presented by Speaker COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 70, H.P. 78
Resolve, to Provide for the Effective Implementation of Anadromous Fish Restoration on the Upper Kennebec River System. (Presented by Representative FLETCHER of Winslow)

L.D. 71, H.P. 79
An Act to Ban Strikebreakers. (Presented by Representative PINEAU of Jay)

L.D. 72, H.P. 80
An Act to Improve Juvenile Rehabilitation. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 73, H.P. 81
An Act to Make the Children's Ombudsman Program an Independent Office. (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 74, H.P. 82
An Act to Provide a Method of Compensation for Personal Injuries Caused by Sidestream Tobacco Smoke. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 75, H.P. 83
An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicle Franchise Laws. (Presented by Representative RINES of Wiscasset)

L.D. 76, H.P. 84
An Act To Ease Congestion in the Courts. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

Copies of the Bills may be obtained from the Document Room, First Floor, State House, Augusta, Maine 04333-0002 - Ph: 207-287-1408 or by e-mailing a request to webmaster_house@ legislature.maine.gov . Please include your mailing address as we can not mail bill text electronically.

Bill text is also available at the Maine Legislature Web Site http://janus.state.me.us/legis - choose "Session Information" to go to the list of available bills. New bills are added every couple of days.

Bill status information is available at http://janus.state.me.us/legis/session.