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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXIX, No. 3

Monday, January 27, 2003

121ST LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2003

L.D. 77, S.P. 29
An Act to Require Permission for an ATV to Cross Private Land. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 78, S.P. 30
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Provide for the Direct Election of the Secretary of State. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 79, S.P. 31
An Act Regarding the Enforcement Powers of the Office of the State Fire Marshal. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 80, H.P. 89
An Act to Change the Child Protective Laws. (Presented by Representative COURTNEY of Sanford)

L.D. 81, H.P. 90
An Act to Increase the Minimum Ring Size of Legal Scallops. (Presented by Representative HONEY of Boothbay)

L.D. 82, H.P. 91
An Act To Empower Anglers in Fish Stocking Decisions. (Presented by Representative HONEY of Boothbay)

L.D. 83, H.P. 92
An Act To Expand Unemployment Benefits. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 84, H.P. 93
An Act To Reimburse the State Poet Laureate and To Provide Access to the State Poet Laureate's Services. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 85, H.P. 94
An Act to Further Define a Strain of Maine Standardbred Horses. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 86, H.P. 95
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Eastport Port Authority. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 87, H.P. 96
An Act to Ensure That all State Residential and Commercial Customers are Able to Purchase Electricity Through the Competitive Market. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 88, H.P. 97
An Act to Require that Pharmacy Benefit Plan Bids be Solicited from Nonprofit Pharmacy Benefit Managers. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 89, H.P. 98
An Act to Prohibit the Use of Juveniles in the Enforcement of the Laws Governing the Sale of Tobacco. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 90, H.P. 99
An Act to Create Broadband Internet Access in Rural Areas of the State. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 91, H.P. 100
Resolve, to Create the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 92, H.P. 101
An Act to Require Joint Standing Committee Approval for Certain Purchases Proposed by the Land for Maine's Future Board. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 93, H.P. 102
An Act Regarding the Duties of a Personal Representative. (Presented by Representative FLETCHER of Winslow)

L.D. 94, H.P. 103
An Act To Limit the Use of State Funds To Purchase Land or Conservation Easements. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 95, H.P. 104
Resolve, Directing the Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services To Establish a Registry for Direct Care Workers Working with Persons with Mental Retardation. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 96, H.P. 105
Resolve, Regarding the Regulation of Home Day Care and Summer Camps. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 97, H.P. 106
An Act To Change the Personnel Employed by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 98, H.P. 107
An Act to Prohibit Personal Watercraft on Rocky Pond in Orland. (Presented by Representative KAELIN of Winterport)

L.D. 99, H.P. 108
An Act to Repeal the Tax Incentive for Certain Shipbuilding Facilities. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 100, H.P. 109
An Act to Repeal the Presidential Preference Primary Elections Process. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 101, H.P. 110
An Act to Amend the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992 as it Relates to Compensation for Amputation of a Body Part. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 102, H.P. 111
An Act to Require Disclosure of Retail Prescription Drug Prices. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 103, H.P. 112
An Act to Establish the Regional County Corrections Construction Authority. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 104, H.P. 113
An Act to Help Public Schools Promote Public Health and Address Childhood Obesity. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 105, H.P. 114
An Act to Further the Productive Use of Land Held by the Department of Corrections. (Presented by Representative USHER of Westbrook)

L.D. 106, H.P. 115
An Act Regarding Alewife Harvesting. (Presented by Representative TARDY of Newport)

L.D. 107, H.P. 116
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Allow Municipalities to Limit Property Taxes for Elderly Residents. (Presented by Representative USHER of Westbrook)

L.D. 108, H.P. 117
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Allow Transportation Revenues to Fund a Flexible and Modern Transportation Policy. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 109, H.P. 118
An Act to Exempt from Tax State-mandated Fish Passage Facilities. (Presented by Representative TARDY of Newport)

L.D. 110, H.P. 119
An Act to Clarify Rights of Retainage in Public Construction Contracts. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Cornville)

L.D. 111, H.P. 120
An Act To Allow Volunteer Firefighters To Use Red Flashing Lights when Responding to a Fire. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 112, H.P. 121
An Act Requiring Public Disclosure of Prices Charged by Health Care Providers. (Presented by Representative WOODBURY of Yarmouth)

L.D. 113, H.P. 124
An Act to Transfer State Ownership of Certain Railroad Rights-of-way and Create the Calais to Eastport Rail Authority. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 114, H.P. 122
An Act to Enhance Trail Revenue. (Presented by Representative LUNDEEN of Mars Hill)

L.D. 115, H.P. 123
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue to Enable Low-income and Moderate-income Families to Conserve Energy in Their Homes. (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 116, S.P. 39
An Act To Require a Toll-free Telephone Number To Be Maintained by the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 117, S.P. 40
An Act Relating to Unemployment Compensation. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 118, S.P. 41
An Act To Clarify the Powers of Guardians. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 119, S.P. 42
An Act to Provide Continued Funding for the Maine Airs Program. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 120, S.P. 43
An Act to Continue Membership in the National Legislative Association on Prescription Drug Pricing. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 121, S.P. 44
An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Push Polling. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 122, S.P. 45
An Act Regarding the Sampling of Products. (Presented by Senator WOODCOCK of Franklin)

L.D. 123, S.P. 46
An Act to Allow Hunters to Exchange Assigned Hunting Areas or Zones with Other Hunters. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 124, S.P. 47
An Act to Provide Funding for Positions to Provide Computer Services to the Blind. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 125, S.P. 48
An Act to Promote Fairness and Opportunity for Working Amputees. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 126, S.P. 49
An Act to Amend the Membership of the Propane and Natural Gas Board. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 127, S.P. 50
An Act Regarding the Publication of Trapping Rules. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 128, S.P. 51
An Act to Provide Funding for a Full-time Warden to Monitor Brandy Pond in the Town of Naples and to Allow the Town to Enact a Noise Level Ordinance. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 129, S.P. 52
Resolve, Directing the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Conduct a Programmatic Review of the Department's Bureau of Administrative Services. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 130, S.P. 53
Resolve, Directing the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to Conduct a Programmatic Review of the Bureau of Warden Service. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 131, S.P. 54
Resolve, Directing the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to Conduct a Programmatic Review of the State's Wildlife Management Program. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 132, S.P. 55
An Act Requiring Disclosure of Prescription Drug Advertising and Promotional Expenses. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 133, S.P. 56
An Act to Clarify the Laws Relating to Public Water Systems. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 134, S.P. 57
Resolve, To Regulate the Disposal of Dental Mercury Amalgam. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 135, S.P. 58
An Act to Allow Nursing Homes to Use Leftover Medications. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 136, S.P. 59
An Act to Limit the Articles of Hunter Orange Clothing Required to a Hunter Orange Hat. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 137, S.P. 60
An Act to Make Hunting Hours Consistent. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 138, S.P. 61
Resolve, Directing the State Tax Assessor to Adjust the State Valuation for the Town of Ashland. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 139, S.P. 62
An Act to Authorize the Town of Medway to Sell Certain Land. (Presented by Senator STANLEY of Penobscot)

L.D. 140, S.P. 63
An Act to Authorize Use of Beano Proceeds to Compensate Persons who Transport Disabled Veterans. (Presented by Senator STANLEY of Penobscot)

L.D. 141, S.P. 64
An Act to Increase Revenue Sharing to a Municipality by 5% of its Allocation if it Shares Fire, Police and Recreation Services with Adjoining Municipalities. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 142, S.P. 65
An Act To Provide Medicaid Funding of Outstationed Eligibility Work. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 143, S.P. 66
Resolve, to Improve Access to Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 144, S.P. 67
An Act To Limit Pretrial Discovery in Libel Actions. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 145, S.P. 68
An Act To Clarify That Possession of More Than 1 1/4 Ounces of Marijuana is a Crime. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 146, S.P. 69
An Act to Establish a Tax Credit for Parents who Homeschool Their Children. (Presented by Senator NASS of York)

L.D. 147, S.P. 70
An Act to Allow Members of the Maine Public Drinking Water Commission to Serve More than 2 Consecutive Terms. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 148, S.P. 71
An Act To Clarify Employment Status of Owner-operators in the Trucking Industry. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 149, S.P. 72
An Act to Transfer Bureau of General Services School Construction Functions to the Maine Department of Education. (Presented by Senator NASS of York)

L.D. 150, S.P. 73
Resolve, Directing That a Traffic Light Be Installed at an Intersection in York. (Presented by Senator LEMONT of York)

L.D. 151, S.P. 74
An Act Concerning Full-time Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 152, S.P. 75
An Act to Require Signs on Interstate 95 for Chamberlain Freedom Park. (Presented by Senator YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot)

L.D. 153, S.P. 76
An Act to Prohibit the Secretary of State From Endorsing Political Candidates. (Presented by Senator BLAIS of Kennebec)

L.D. 154, S.P. 77
An Act to Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Nonprofit Organizations That Provide Food and Lodging for Family Members of Patients in Hospitals. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 155, S.P. 78
An Act to Allow a Business to Obtain a Municipal Permit for One Off-premises Business Advertising Sign. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 156, S.P. 79
An Act to Require that Patients in Private Mental Hospitals Be Afforded the Same Rights As Patients in State Mental Institutions. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 157, S.P. 80
An Act to Allow Electronic Calling Devices for Hunting. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 158, S.P. 81
An Act to Limit Agent Fees to the Number of Transactions. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 159, S.P. 82
An Act To Refine the Criteria for Issuing a Certificate of Need. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 160, S.P. 83
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Home Instruction. (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 161, S.P. 84
An Act to Allow Certain Discounts on Health Insurance. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 162, S.P. 85
An Act to Provide for the Fair Distribution of Resources for Teaching Students of Limited Proficiency in English. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 163, S.P. 86
An Act To Provide Energy Opportunities to Northern Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 164, S.P. 87
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $30,000,000 To Fund Healthy Schools Through the School Revolving Renovation Fund. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 165, S.P. 88
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $1,200,000 To Provide Economic Development in Western Maine. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 166, H.P. 125
An Act to Amend the Maine Probate Code Regarding the Fee for a Copy of a Will Provided to a Beneficiary. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 167, H.P. 126
An Act To Fund the Matching Requirement for Maine's Successful NASA EPSCoR Award. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 168, H.P. 127
An Act To Allow a Municipality To Donate Abandoned Bicycles to a Charitable Organization. (Presented by Representative FISCHER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 169, H.P. 128
An Act to Waive the Apprenticeship Requirement for a Lobster and Crab Fishing License. (Presented by Representative BOWLES of Sanford)

L.D. 170, H.P. 129
An Act To Improve the Health and Safety of Young Workers. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 171, H.P. 130
An Act to Require the Superintendent of Financial Institutions to Adopt Rules Regarding a Conversion of a Field of Membership by a Credit Union. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 172, H.P. 131
An Act To Improve Safety on the Maine Turnpike. (Presented by Representative GAGNE-FRIEL of Buckfield)

L.D. 173, H.P. 132
An Act To Provide for the Passage of Anadromous Fish Species into the Little River. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 174, H.P. 133
An Act to Restructure the Maine Income Tax Law. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 175, H.P. 134
An Act to Ensure Parity Among Mental Health Professionals Under Medicaid. (Presented by Representative PATRICK of Rumford)

L.D. 176, H.P. 135
An Act To Require the State To Hold Title to All Land and Easements Purchased with the Land for Maine's Future Fund. (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 177, H.P. 136
An Act to Ensure that Emergency Medical Help is Available to All School Children and Personnel. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 178, H.P. 137
An Act to Allow the Sale of Motorcycles on Sundays. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 179, H.P. 138
An Act to Restructure the Tax System and Make the Restructured System Subject to Referendum. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 180, H.P. 139
An Act To Encourage Youth Hunters. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 181, H.P. 140
An Act to Clarify the Definition of Livestock. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 182, H.P. 141
An Act to Eliminate Discrimination Against Parents Who Want to Send Their Children to Religious Private Schools. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 183, H.P. 142
An Act To Ensure Lower Electricity Costs in Maine. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 184, H.P. 143
An Act to Clarify the Ability of the Maine Forest Service and Tax Assessors to View Private Landowners' Forest Management Plans. (Presented by Representative JODREY of Bethel)

L.D. 185, H.P. 144
An Act to Allow Residents 70 Years of Age or Older to Hunt Any Deer. (Presented by Representative PINEAU of Jay)

L.D. 186, H.P. 145
An Act to Prohibit the Sale of Liquor by Retail Licensees for Less than the Actual Price Paid. (Presented by Representative HEIDRICH of Oxford)

L.D. 187, H.P. 146
An Act To Fairly Assess Sales Tax on Vehicles. (Presented by Representative TOBIN of Dexter)

L.D. 188, H.P. 147
An Act To Amend the Waste Management Laws Regarding the Spreading of Sludge on Land. (Presented by Representative RINES of Wiscasset)

L.D. 189, H.P. 148
An Act To Amend the Law Governing the Use of Seat Belts. (Presented by Representative McNEIL of Rockland)

L.D. 190, H.P. 149
An Act to Expand Funding and Services to Students of Limited Proficiency in English. (Presented by Representative CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 191, H.P. 150
An Act to Amend the Definition of "Commercial Agricultural Production". (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 192, H.P. 151
An Act to Prohibit the Use of a Handheld Cellular Telephone While Driving. (Presented by Representative EDER of Portland)

L.D. 193, H.P. 152
An Act to Increase Funding for the Maine Dental Education Loan Program. (Presented by Representative LEDWIN of Holden)

L.D. 194, H.P. 153
An Act to Increase the Adult Education State Subsidy by a Specific Percentage. (Presented by Representative CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 195, H.P. 154
An Act To Facilitate Summer Employment for Youths. (Presented by Representative McGOWAN of Pittsfield)

L.D. 196, H.P. 155
An Act Requiring Reflective Registration Numbers on Snowmobiles. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 197, H.P. 156
An Act to Require Flashing Lights for Private Snow Plows. (Presented by Representative BENNETT of Caribou)

L.D. 198, H.P. 157
An Act to Fund the Fund for a Healthy Maine From an Increase in Liquor Taxes. (Presented by Representative SUSLOVIC of Portland)

L.D. 199, H.P. 158
An Act to Protect Children from Cancer-causing Chemicals. (Presented by Representative EDER of Portland)

L.D. 200, H.P. 159
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Revoke the Voting Privileges of Convicted Persons in Prison. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 201, H.P. 160
An Act to Establish the Health Care Workforce Center. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 202, H.P. 161
An Act To Make Certain Housing an Acceptable Use of Tax Increment Financing. (Presented by Representative SUSLOVIC of Portland)

L.D. 203, H.P. 162
An Act to Establish the Full Right of Petition and Redress in Local School Board Decisions. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 204, H.P. 163
An Act To Require That the Excise Tax on Vehicles Be Based on the Purchase Price. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 205, H.P. 164
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Permit Funding of Public Transportation from Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Fuel Revenues. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Cornville)

L.D. 206, H.P. 165
An Act to Expand the Maine Residents Property Tax Program. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Cornville)

L.D. 207, H.P. 166
An Act to Limit Lobster Management Zones to State Coastal Waters. (Presented by Representative PERCY of Phippsburg)

L.D. 208, H.P. 167
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Related to the Taxation of Personal Property. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 209, H.P. 168
An Act to Increase the Tax on All Tobacco Products. (Presented by Representative SUSLOVIC of Portland)

L.D. 210, H.P. 169
An Act to Reduce Legislative Salaries and Allowances. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Skowhegan)

L.D. 211, H.P. 170
An Act To Modify the County Budget Procedures for Sagadahoc County. (Presented by Representative LESSARD of Topsham)

L.D. 212, H.P. 171
An Act to Establish Instant Run-off Voting. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 213, H.P. 172
An Act To Assist Maine's Infertile Citizens. (Presented by Representative MARRACHÉ of Waterville)

L.D. 214, H.P. 173
An Act to Streamline Utility Consumer Advocacy. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 215, H.P. 174
Resolve, to Direct the Department of Environmental Protection to Create Statewide Standards for Incinerators. (Presented by Representative SULLIVAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 216, H.P. 175
An Act to Provide an Income Tax Deduction for a Qualified State-sponsored 529 Plan for Higher Education Expenses. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 217, H.P. 176
An Act Concerning Public Access to Fish, Game and Wildlife Resources. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 218, H.P. 177
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Stabilize Real Estate Valuation and Protect Ancestral Homes. (Presented by Representative SULLIVAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 219, H.P. 178
An Act to Expand the Maine Residents Property Tax Program, the so-called "Circuit Breaker Program". (Presented by Representative EDER of Portland)

L.D. 220, H.P. 179
Resolve, to Expand Community-based Options for Elderly and Disabled Persons. (Presented by Representative GERZOFSKY of Brunswick)

L.D. 221, H.P. 180
An Act to Amend the Method of Establishing Evidence of Insurance. (Presented by Representative GERZOFSKY of Brunswick)

L.D. 222, H.P. 181
An Act Providing for Regulation of the Cable Television Industry by the Public Utilities Commission. (Presented by Representative GERZOFSKY of Brunswick)

L.D. 223, H.P. 182
An Act To Amend the Maine Juvenile Code as Recommended by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 224, H.P. 183
An Act to Amend the Maine Bail Code as Recommended by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 225, H.P. 184
An Act To Amend the Requirements for a Journeyman Oil Burner Technician License. (Presented by Representative FISCHER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 226, H.P. 185
Resolve, to Exempt Bona Fide Education Trust Funds from Family Income for Purposes of Determining Benefits from the Department of Human Services. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 227, H.P. 186
An Act to Ban Smoking in Beano and Bingo Halls. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 228, H.P. 187
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $20,000,000 To Provide Maine's 7 Technical Colleges with Essential Facilities Improvements and Classroom Equipment. (Presented by Speaker COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 229, H.P. 188
An Act to Enact the Uniform Athlete Agents Act. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 230, S.P. 89
An Act Concerning Restructuring of School Districts. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 231, S.P. 90
An Act To Strengthen Delivery of Electricity Conservation Programs. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 232, S.P. 91
An Act Concerning Political Action Committees and Party Committee Activities Prior to Elections. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 233, S.P. 92
An Act To Promote Energy Conservation. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 234, H.P. 189
An Act To Create a Uniform Approach to the Determination of Child Support When Parents Provide Substantially Equal Care for Children. (Submitted by the Family Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 19-A, section 354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 235, H.P. 190
An Act Concerning the Treatment of Gross Income in Cases in Which Both Child Support and Spousal Support Are Considered. (Submitted by the Family Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 19-A, section 354.)

L.D. 236, H.P. 191
An Act To Clarify the Animal Nuisance Statutes. (Presented by Representative BRUNO of Raymond)

L.D. 237, H.P. 192
An Act To Prohibit Coyote Snaring and Eliminate the Coyote Snaring Program. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 238, H.P. 193
An Act to Amend the Energy Resources Council Membership. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 239, H.P. 194
An Act to Elevate the Standards of Foster Parenting in the State. (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 240, H.P. 195
An Act to Ensure that Maine's Unemployment System is Responsive to the Needs of Today's Workforce. (Presented by Representative NORTON of Bangor)

L.D. 241, H.P. 196
Resolve, To Require Electronic Transmission of Prior Authorization Requests in the MaineCare Program. (Presented by Representative MARRACHÉ of Waterville)

L.D. 242, H.P. 197
An Act To Require the Consideration of the Cumulative Effect on Protected Natural Resources When Permitting Activities. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 243, H.P. 198
An Act to Change the Name of the Maine Clean Election Act to the "Publicly Funded Election Act". (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 244, H.P. 199
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Conduct a Feasibility Study as Required by the Federal Government To Increase the Weight Limits on Interstate 95 from Augusta to Houlton, Making the Weight Limits Equivalent to Restrictions South of Augusta. (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 245, H.P. 200
An Act To Promote Planning To Protect the State's Waters. (Presented by Representative PINEAU of Jay)

L.D. 246, H.P. 201
An Act To Promote and Facilitate Personal Retirement Saving in Maine. (Presented by Representative WOODBURY of Yarmouth)

L.D. 247, H.P. 202
An Act To Increase the Value of Real and Personal Property Exempt from Attachment. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Van Buren)

L.D. 248, H.P. 203
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Weighing of Wood. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 249, H.P. 204
An Act to Aid Law Enforcement in Complying with Maine's Freedom of Access Laws. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 250, H.P. 205
An Act to Establish the Avon-Phillips Airport Authority. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 251, H.P. 206
An Act Concerning Tax-acquired Property. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 252, H.P. 207
An Act to Require that Agency Rules be Reviewed by the Legislature. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 253, H.P. 208
An Act Regarding the Use of Hunter Orange Clothing, Assisted Hunting, Baiting and the Possession of Gift Animals. (Presented by Representative HONEY of Boothbay)

L.D. 254, H.P. 209
An Act To Require Full Disclosure of Prescription Drug Marketing Costs. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 255, H.P. 210
An Act to Control Internet "Spam". (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 256, H.P. 211
An Act to Establish and Permit Medical Savings Accounts. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 257, H.P. 212
An Act To Honor the Intent of Organ Donors. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 258, H.P. 213
An Act Regarding Social Worker and Human Service Provider Licensure. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 259, S.P. 93
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Assessment of Property Taxes in the Event of a Change of Ownership of the Property. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 260, S.P. 94
An Act To Reimburse Philip Wolley for Litigation Expenses Incurred in Connection with His Termination and Reinstatement as a State Employee. (Presented by Senator SAWYER of Penobscot)

L.D. 261, S.P. 95
An Act To Require Disclosure Statements Regarding Proration of Property Taxes When Real Estate is Sold. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 262, S.P. 96
An Act To Require That Disciplinary, Attendance and Health Records Be Included in the Records That Follow a Student Who Transfers to Another School. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 263, S.P. 97
An Act to Define a Scope of Practice for Acupuncture. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 264, S.P. 98
An Act to Stimulate Small Business Development and Job Creation among Women and Rural Entrepreneurs through Training and Technical Support. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 265, S.P. 99
An Act To Promote Affordable Telephone Service for Business and Residential Customers in Rural Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 266, S.P. 100
An Act To Provide Meaningful Property Tax Relief. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

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