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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXIX, No. 5

Monday, February 10, 2003

121ST LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Ch. 1 - An Act to Make Corrections to Laws in Conflict with MCJUSTIS Changes. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 25, L.D. 18)

(Chaptered copies of the above measures may be obtained from the Engrossing Department, Room 106, State House, 7 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0007, Ph. 207-287-1649.)

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2003

L.D. 406, S.P. 144
Resolve, To Designate Route 201 as Part of the East-West Highway. (Presented by Senator HATCH of Somerset)

L.D. 407, S.P. 143
An Act To Allow Certain Persons Representing Business Entities To Appear in Court in Forcible Entry and Detainer Cases. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 408, H.P. 316
An Act Regarding the Presumption of Violations of the Hunting-on-Sunday Prohibition. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 409, H.P. 317
An Act To Allow a Former Spouse or Domestic Partner To Cancel a Life Insurance Policy in That Person's Name. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 410, H.P. 318
An Act To Change the Legislative License Plate to a Combination Plate. (Presented by Representative DAIGLE of Arundel)

L.D. 411, H.P. 319
An Act To Provide Employees Fair Access to Personnel Files. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 412, H.P. 320
Resolve, To Require Reports from the Maine State Police Regarding Commercial Trucks. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 413, H.P. 321
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Penalties for Writing Bad Checks. (Presented by Representative PEAVEY-HASKELL of Greenbush)

L.D. 414, H.P. 322
An Act To Require the State To Fully Pay for Health Insurance for Maine's Retired Educators. (Presented by Representative FISCHER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 415, H.P. 323
An Act To Restore Federal Protections to Maine State Employees. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 416, H.P. 324
An Act To Amend the County Contingent Fund. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 417, H.P. 325
An Act To Provide Cumberland County Budget Advisory Committee with Final Budget Approval Authority. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 418, H.P. 326
An Act To Limit the Undesignated Surplus of Counties to 15% of the Annual Operating Budget. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 419, H.P. 327
An Act To Repeal Outdated and Unfunded Municipal and Educational Mandates. (Presented by Representative MILLETT of Waterford)

L.D. 420, H.P. 328
An Act Regarding the School Board of the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf. (Presented by Representative CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 421, H.P. 329
An Act To Include a Representative of Mental Health Providers on the Board of Directors of the Maine Health Data Organization. (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 422, H.P. 330
An Act To Honor Purple Heart Award Recipients. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 423, H.P. 331
An Act To Improve the Process of Credentialling Health Care Providers. (Presented by Representative MARRACHÉ of Waterville)

L.D. 424, H.P. 332
An Act To Increase the Availability of Handicapped Parking Spaces for People with Disabilities. (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 425, H.P. 333
Resolve, To Prepare Maine's Students for Active Citizenship. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 426, H.P. 334
An Act To Preserve the Integrity of the Voting Process. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Orono)

L.D. 427, S.P. 145
An Act To Clarify That the Maine Juvenile Code Does Not Preclude Sharing Information with School Administrators for Purposes of School Safety, Order and Discipline. (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 428, S.P. 146
An Act To Eliminate the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance Travel Restrictions for Obtaining Health Care. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 429, S.P. 147
Resolve, To Increase Allowance Levels for Nursing Home Residents. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 430, S.P. 148
An Act To Clarify Ownership Rights to Repossessed Vehicles. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 431, S.P. 149
An Act To Increase Educational Certification for Humane Agents and Animal Control Officers. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 432, S.P. 150
An Act To Amend the Maine Health Data Organization Laws. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 433, S.P. 151
An Act to Expand Payment Options on Sales of Alcoholic Beverages by Licensees. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 434, S.P. 152
An Act To Amend the Patient's Bill of Rights Laws. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 435, S.P. 154
An Act To Restrict the Cancellation of Health Insurance Coverage During an Enrollee's Period of Incarceration. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 436, S.P. 155
An Act To Create a Minimal Excise Tax for Farm Trucks. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 437, S.P. 156
An Act To Ensure Opportunity for Public Comment at Meetings of Sanitary Districts. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 438, S.P. 157
An Act to Enhance Services for the Blind. (Presented by Senator GILMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 439, S.P. 158
Resolve, To Provide Equitable Services to Persons with Congenital Brain Anomalies. (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 440, S.P. 159
Resolve, To Provide Equitable Treatment of Graduate Students. (Presented by Senator CATHCART of Penobscot)

L.D. 441, S.P. 160
An Act To Encourage the Development and Use of Domestically Produced Renewable Motor Vehicle Fuels. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 442, S.P. 161
Resolve, Directing the President of Each University Campus To Meet With Local Municipal Officers To Negotiate Reasonable and Appropriate Financial Support for Municipal Services Provided. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 443, S.P. 162
An Act To List Agriculture as a Designated Use in Water Quality Standards. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 444, H.P. 336
Resolve, Regarding Coverage of Durable Medical Equipment in the MaineCare Program. (Presented by Representative MARRACHÉ of Waterville)

L.D. 445, H.P. 337
An Act To Facilitate Farmer Participation in the Land for Maine's Future Program. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 446, H.P. 338
An Act Regarding Bear Hunting. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 447, H.P. 339
An Act To Exempt from Sales Tax the Sales of Adaptive Equipment To Make a Vehicle Handicapped Accessible. (Presented by Representative TWOMEY of Biddeford)

L.D. 448, H.P. 340
An Act To Exempt a Watercraft That Is Equipped with an Electric Outboard Motor from Paying a Fee for the Certificate of Number. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 449, H.P. 341
An Act To Require All Fees, Fines and Penalties To Be Deposited into the General Fund. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 450, H.P. 342
An Act To Allow the Transfer of Spirits within Existing Businesses. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 451, H.P. 343
An Act To Clarify Tax Appeal Procedures. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 452, H.P. 344
An Act To Increase the Compensation of Jurors. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 453, H.P. 345
An Act To Promote the Development of Affordable Housing. (Presented by Representative SULLIVAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 454, H.P. 346
An Act To Clarify Campaign Finance Penalty Provisions. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 455, H.P. 347
An Act To Ban the Use of Snares. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 456, H.P. 348
Resolve, Directing the Department of Administrative and Financial Services to Examine the Potential Cost Savings of Offering State Employees Early Retirement. (Presented by Representative LERMAN of Augusta)

L.D. 457, H.P. 349
An Act To Supplement Benefits for State Employees and Teachers Whose Pensions Are Subject to Reductions Enacted in 1993. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Cornville)

L.D. 458, H.P. 350
An Act Regarding Motorcycle Noise Emission Control Standards. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 459, H.P. 351
An Act To Appropriate Funds for the Millinocket Area Growth and Investment Council. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Medway)

L.D. 460, H.P. 352
An Act To Encourage Dog Tracking of Wounded Big Game Animals. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 461, H.P. 353
Resolve, Requiring the State Police To Develop a Form for Use in Private Firearm Sales. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 462, H.P. 354
An Act To Direct the Department of Transportation to Incorporate Regionalism into the Transit Bonus Payment Program. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 463, H.P. 355
An Act to Enhance Integration of Transportation and Land Use Planning. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 464, H.P. 356
An Act To Allow Fire and Emergency Medical Services Response Vehicles To Display One Blue Light at the Rear of the Vehicle. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 465, H.P. 357
An Act To Make Transportation More Affordable for Low-income Families. (Presented by Representative McGLOCKLIN of Embden)

L.D. 466, H.P. 358
An Act Concerning the Issuance of a Temporary Liquor License. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 467, H.P. 359
Resolve, To Study the Policies of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Revenue Services Regarding Tax Collection Practices. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Bangor)

L.D. 468, H.P. 360
An Act To Amend the Ice Fishing and Fishing Derby Laws. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 469, H.P. 361
An Act To Clarify Arrest Powers of Law Enforcement Officers. (Presented by Representative GERZOFSKY of Brunswick)

L.D. 470, H.P. 362
An Act To Ensure Fairness Regarding Use of Consumer Credit Reports in Insurance Underwriting. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 471, H.P. 363
Resolve, To Study Obesity and Methods To Decrease the Cost of Health Care and Increase the Public Health. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 472, H.P. 364
Resolve, To Establish the Task Force To Study Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SULLIVAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 473, H.P. 365
An Act To Limit the Interest Rate on Consumer Credit Transactions. (Presented by Representative TWOMEY of Biddeford)

L.D. 474, H.P. 366
An Act To Strengthen the ATV Laws of the State. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 475, H.P. 367
An Act To Improve Conditions for Inmates with Mental Illness. (Presented by Representative GERZOFSKY of Brunswick)

L.D. 476, H.P. 368
An Act To Protect Maine Families When Workplace Fatalities Occur. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 477, H.P. 369
An Act To Establish the Maine Week of Heroes. (Presented by Representative VAUGHAN of Durham)

L.D. 478, H.P. 370
An Act Requiring Lifetime Probation for Dangerous Sexual Offenders. (Presented by Representative O'BRIEN of Augusta)

L.D. 479, S.P. 166
An Act To Revise the Funding Formula for the Public Utilities Commission and the Public Advocate. (Presented by President DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 480, S.P. 165
Resolve, To Maintain Flexibility and Safety in Caring for People with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by President DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 481, S.P. 164
An Act To Preserve Competition in the Long-distance Telephone Market. (Presented by President DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 482, H.P. 371
Resolve, To Name the Washington County Portion of US Rt. 9 the Tony Tammaro Memorial Highway. (Presented by Representative BUNKER of Kossuth Township)

L.D. 483, H.P. 372
An Act To Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2003. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative BRANNIGAN of Portland)

L.D. 484, H.P. 373
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the State House and Capitol Park Commission Regarding a Living Memorial in Capitol Park. (Submitted by the State House and Capitol Park Commission pursuant to Resolve 2001, chapter 110.)

L.D. 485, H.P. 374
An Act Clarifying the Maine Consumer Credit Code. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 486, H.P. 375
An Act To Protect Communities Affected by Casino Gambling Operations. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 487, H.P. 376
An Act To Amend the Maine Insurance Guaranty Association Act. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 488, H.P. 377
An Act To Reduce Administrative Expenses in Health Insurance. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 489, H.P. 378
Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services To Sell Certain Real Estate Lands of the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 490, H.P. 379
An Act Concerning Citizens' Property Rights. (Presented by Representative COLLINS of Wells)

L.D. 491, H.P. 380
An Act To Manage Water Resources. (Presented by Representative COLLINS of Wells)

L.D. 492, H.P. 381
An Act To Encourage Agricultural Cooperative Associations To Provide Group Health Plans. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 493, H.P. 382
An Act Regarding the Use of Lights and Sirens on Personal Vehicles Used by Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Personnel. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 494, H.P. 383
An Act To Enhance Consumer Protections in Relation to Certain Mortgages. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 495, S.P. 167
An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Revocation of Probation. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 496, S.P. 168
An Act To Amend the Period of Probation for Class D Crimes. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 497, S.P. 169
Resolve, To Study the Feasibility and Effectiveness of Providing Consumers with Consumer Reports on Health Care Services. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 498, S.P. 171
An Act To Regulate Business Practices between Manufacturers, Distributors and Dealers of Power Equipment, Machinery and Appliances. (Presented by Senator CARPENTER of York)

L.D. 499, H.P. 384
An Act To Allow a Parent To Choose Not To Vaccinate a Child against Chicken Pox for School Attendance. (Presented by Representative McNEIL of Rockland)

L.D. 500, H.P. 385
An Act To Ensure Supervision and Oversight of the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 501, H.P. 386
An Act To Allow Local Plumbing Inspectors To Assist the Plumbers' Examining Board in Establishing the State Plumbing Code. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 502, H.P. 387
An Act To Expand the Education Tax Credit. (Presented by Speaker COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 503, H.P. 388
An Act To Stimulate Economic Recovery and Growth. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 504, H.P. 389
An Act To Strengthen the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 505, H.P. 390
An Act To Promote Maine Farm and Dairy Products in Place of Soft Drinks in Public Schools and To Create a Maine Residency Program for New Dentists. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Cornville)

L.D. 506, H.P. 391
An Act To Permit Municipalities To Erect Pedestrian Crossing Stop Signs in the Middle of the Road. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 507, H.P. 392
Resolve, To Allow the Town of Dennysville To Sue the State and the Atlantic Salmon Commission for Breach of Contract. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 508, H.P. 393
An Act To Transfer Regulation of Towers and Transmitters to Municipalities. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 509, H.P. 394
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Provide That the State Fund 100 Percent of Education for Students from Kindergarten to Postsecondary School. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 510, H.P. 395
An Act To Reimburse Employees for Attorney's Fees and Costs When Forced To Pursue Petitions for Payment of Medical Services. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 511, H.P. 396
Resolve, To Rescind Legislative Authorization for Highway Driveway and Entrance Rules. (Presented by Representative KAELIN of Winterport)

L.D. 512, H.P. 397
An Act To Promote Economic Development in Rural Maine. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 513, H.P. 398
An Act To Legalize Gambling if Casinos Are Allowed in the State. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 514, H.P. 399
An Act To Increase the Personal Income Tax Exemption. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 515, H.P. 400
An Act To Require Litigation Bonding. (Presented by Representative DAIGLE of Arundel)

L.D. 516, H.P. 401
An Act To Share Revenue from Sales of Lottery Tickets and To Permit Additional Ticket Sales Locations. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 517, H.P. 402
An Act To Ensure Legislative Oversight of Major Environmental Policy Proposals. (Presented by Representative DAIGLE of Arundel)

L.D. 518, H.P. 403
Resolve, To Provide a Traffic Light in Naples. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 519, H.P. 404
An Act To Provide Testing for a Public Safety or Health Care Employee Exposed to Body Fluids in the Course of Employment. (Presented by Representative MAIETTA of South Portland)

L.D. 520, H.P. 405
An Act To Improve Motor Vehicle Safety. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 521, H.P. 406
An Act To Clarify That the Application Process for the Homestead Property Tax Exemption Is a One-time Process. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 522, H.P. 407
An Act To Expand the Duties of the Community Preservation Advisory Committee. (Presented by Representative SUSLOVIC of Portland)

L.D. 523, H.P. 408
An Act To Hold Supervisors Personally Liable for Discrimination in the Workplace. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 524, H.P. 409
Resolve, To Have Signs Erected at the Town of Newburgh in Recognition of Ricky Craven. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 525, H.P. 410
An Act To Encourage Open Space Preservation. (Presented by Representative DAIGLE of Arundel)

L.D. 526, H.P. 411
An Act To Ensure Domestic Tranquility. (Presented by Representative KETTERER of Madison)

L.D. 527, H.P. 412
An Act To Improve the Method of Reapportionment of School Boards. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative NUTTING of Oakland)

L.D. 528, H.P. 413
An Act To Increase the Number of Members of the Board of Trustees of the Maine State Retirement System. (Presented by Representative O'BRIEN of Augusta)

L.D. 529, H.P. 414
An Act To Clearly Define the State Fire Marshal's Powers. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 530, H.P. 415
An Act To Bring Equity to the Vehicle Excise Tax. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 531, H.P. 416
An Act To Clarify the Use of Municipal Rate of Growth Ordinances. (Presented by Representative SUSLOVIC of Portland)

L.D. 532, H.P. 417
An Act To Regulate Assessments of the Maine Health Data Organization. (Presented by Representative NUTTING of Oakland)

L.D. 533, S.P. 173
An Act To Add a Sign on Interstate 95 Indicating the Town of Bingham. (Presented by Senator HATCH of Somerset)

L.D. 534, S.P. 174
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $4,000,000 To Construct the Gulf of Maine Research Laboratory. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 535, S.P. 175
An Act To Strengthen Health Data Information and Health Planning. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 536, S.P. 176
An Act To Hold a Sales Agent Harmless for the Theft of Lottery Tickets if It Reports the Crime Immediately. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 537, S.P. 177
An Act To Ensure Access to Expert Testimony. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 538, S.P. 178
An Act to Reroute the Katahdin Trail. (Presented by Senator STANLEY of Penobscot)

L.D. 539, S.P. 179
An Act To Study Maine-Canada Issues. (Presented by Senator STANLEY of Penobscot)

L.D. 540, S.P. 180
Resolve, To Ensure Optimal Energy Efficiency in State-funded Construction. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 541, S.P. 181
An Act To Ensure Timely Responses to Requests for School Administrative District Reapportionments. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 542, S.P. 182
Resolve, To Reduce the State Valuation for the Town of Hermon. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Penobscot)

L.D. 543, S.P. 183
An Act To Promote Corporate Ethics. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 544, S.P. 184
An Act To Improve Rights to Marine Resources. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 545, S.P. 185
An Act To Provide Federal Civil Service Retirees the Same State Income Tax Protection as Federal Military Service Retirees. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 546, S.P. 186
An Act To Ensure Consideration of Accurate Long-term Customer Power Alternatives. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 547, S.P. 187
An Act To Increase Bill Reductions for Electricity Customers in Maine. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 548, S.P. 188
An Act To Require Fair Treatment of Ratepayers When Electric Utilities Are Sold. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 549, S.P. 189
An Act To Restore Assistance to Low-income Families with Children Faced with High Housing Costs. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 550, S.P. 190
An Act Regarding Employment of Workers' Compensation Board Hearing Officers and Mediators. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 551, S.P. 191
An Act To Suspend Property Tax Abatement Appeals When the Taxpayer Fails To Pay Taxes. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator STANLEY of Penobscot)

L.D. 552, S.P. 192
An Act To Establish Cleaning Stations for Boats Entering Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BLAIS of Kennebec)

L.D. 553, S.P. 193
Resolve, To Study the Needs of Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Children and Adolescents. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 554, S.P. 194
An Act To Protect Against Unfair Prescription Drug Practices. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 555, H.P. 418
An Act To Increase the Maine Income Tax Deduction for Benefits Received Under the Maine State Retirement System. (Presented by Representative PARADIS of Frenchville)

L.D. 556, H.P. 419
An Act To Establish New Standards for Credit Reporting. (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 557, H.P. 420
Resolve, To Increase the Amount of Emergency Assistance Available to Families. (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 558, H.P. 421
Resolve, To Enhance Services to Children and Families. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 559, H.P. 422
An Act To Increase the Value of a Parsonage That is Exempt from the Property Tax. (Presented by Representative HUTTON of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 560, H.P. 423
An Act To Allow a Mortgagor To Select a Land Title Company To Perform a Title Search. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 561, H.P. 424
An Act To Improve Standards for Public Assistance to Employers in the State. (Presented by Representative HUTTON of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 562, H.P. 425
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Elect 2 Senators from Each County. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 563, H.P. 426
An Act To Require That Mental Health Workers with LCPC Licenses Are Recognized as Licensed Professionals for Purposes of Insurance Reimbursement. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 564, H.P. 427
An Act To Clarify the Responsibilities of the Department of Environmental Protection. (Presented by Representative HUTTON of Bowdoinham)

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