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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXIX, No. 6

Monday, February 17, 2003

121ST LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2003

L.D. 565, H.P. 428
An Act To Increase Fish Stocking in Aroostook County. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 566, H.P. 429
An Act to Ensure Equality in Mental Health Coverage. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 567, H.P. 430
An Act To Prohibit Government-subsidized Competition with Lodging Establishments. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 568, H.P. 431
Resolve, To Study the Impact of a Statewide System for the Electronic Filing of Deeds. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 569, H.P. 432
An Act To Allow the Public Utilities Commission To Exempt Certain Telephone Utilities from the Requirement To Obtain Approval for Special Contracts. (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 570, H.P. 433
An Act To Eliminate a Defunct Account in the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 571, H.P. 434
An Act To Improve the Safety of Public Roads. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 572, H.P. 435
An Act To Restrict a School District from the Wholesale Attachment of Personal Property if a Town Defaults on Its School Commitment. (Presented by Representative BUNKER of Kossuth Township)

L.D. 573, H.P. 436
An Act To Provide Property Tax Relief to Elderly Maine Citizens. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 574, H.P. 437
An Act To Clarify the Definition of Commercial Agricultural Production. (Presented by Representative DAIGLE of Arundel)

L.D. 575, H.P. 438
An Act To Encourage Workers' Compensation Dispute Resolutions. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Van Buren)

L.D. 576, H.P. 439
An Act Concerning the Use of Safety Rear View Mirrors. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 577, H.P. 440
An Act To Facilitate Access to Dial-up Internet Service for Telephone Customers throughout the State. (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 578, H.P. 441
An Act To Increase the Sale of Lottery Tickets To Benefit Conservation and Wildlife. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 579, H.P. 442
An Act To Provide a Property Tax Exemption for Parents Whose Children Attend a Private Elementary or Secondary School. (Presented by Representative COLLINS of Wells)

L.D. 580, H.P. 443
An Act Concerning the Fair Application of the Mechanic's Lien Laws. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 581, H.P. 444
An Act Requiring Payment of Child Support by Incarcerated Individuals. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 582, H.P. 445
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $50,000,000 To Fund Renovating or Replacing Civic Centers Statewide. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 583, H.P. 446
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Deduction of Pensions, Retirement Benefits and other Income from State Income Tax. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 584, H.P. 447
An Act To Strengthen the Maine Certificate of Need Act of 2002. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 585, H.P. 448
An Act to Establish a Statewide Primary and Preventive Health Care Program. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 586, H.P. 449
An Act To Clarify and Improve the Fairness of the Law of Trustee Process. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 587, S.P. 196
An Act To Repeal the Sales Tax on All Over-the-counter Medications. (Presented by Senator LEMONT of York)

L.D. 588, S.P. 197
An Act To Expand Eligibility for the "Circuit Breaker" Program. (Presented by Senator BRENNAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 589, S.P. 198
An Act To Create a Woods-related Bargaining Council. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 590, S.P. 199
An Act To Regulate the Disposal of Computers and Related Equipment. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 591, S.P. 200
An Act Regarding Requirements for Obtaining a Lobster Fishing License. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 592, S.P. 201
An Act Regarding Age Eligibility for Enrollment in a Public Secondary School. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BRENNAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 593, S.P. 202
An Act To Provide Temporary Emergency Relief to Maine Dairy Farmers. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 594, S.P. 203
An Act To Establish a Limit on Noneconomic Damages in Medical Malpractice Actions. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 595, S.P. 204
An Act To Appropriate Funds for a Study To Determine the Feasibility of a Medical School in Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 596, S.P. 205
An Act To Improve the Effectiveness of the Maine Coastal and Inland Surface Oil Clean-up Fund. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 597, S.P. 206
An Act To Establish a Community College System in Maine. (Presented by Senator BRENNAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 598, S.P. 207
An Act To Protect the Public from Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. (Presented by Senator LEMONT of York)

L.D. 599, S.P. 208
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force on Rail Transportation. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 600, S.P. 209
An Act To Change the Filing Dates on Real Estate Liens. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 601, S.P. 210
An Act To Encourage Earlier Tax Refunds. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator NASS of York)

L.D. 602, S.P. 211
Resolve, to Allow Persons with Disabilities to Purchase Coverage Under the Medicaid Program. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 603, S.P. 212
An Act To Simplify the Bonding Limitations of the Maine Turnpike Authority. (Presented by Senator HATCH of Somerset)

L.D. 604, S.P. 213
An Act To Allow the Maine Turnpike Authority To Benefit from Advantageous Interest Rates. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 605, S.P. 214
An Act To Increase the Bond Limit of the Maine Turnpike Authority. (Presented by Senator HATCH of Somerset)

L.D. 606, S.P. 215
An Act To Improve State Accounting Procedures. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 607, S.P. 216
Resolve, To Study the Effects of NAFTA on Maine Businesses. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 608, S.P. 217
An Act to Support Domestic Businesses in Publicly Funded Construction Projects. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 609, S.P. 218
An Act To Offset the United States Citizenship Test Fee for Low-income Residents. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 610, S.P. 219
An Act To Establish a Schedule for Mandatory Sentencing for a Motor Vehicle Operator Found Guilty of Negligence that Caused the Death of a Motorcycle Rider. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 611, S.P. 220
An Act To Obtain Substance Abuse Services for Minors. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 612, S.P. 221
An Act To Prevent Health Insurance Fraud. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 613, S.P. 222
An Act To Allow Vendors to Retain a Portion of Sales Tax They Collect to Cover Costs. (Presented by Senator LEMONT of York)

L.D. 614, S.P. 223
An Act To Provide Parity in Lending by State-chartered Financial Institutions. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 615, S.P. 224
An Act To Protect Citizen Privacy. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 616, S.P. 225
An Act To Provide Safe Staffing Levels for Patients and To Retain Registered Nurses. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 617, S.P. 226
An Act Amending the Time by Which a Sex Offender or Sexually Violent Predator Must Register. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 618, S.P. 227
An Act To Allow Municipalities To Hire Full-time Humane Law Enforcement Officers. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 619, S.P. 228
An Act Making Substantive and Technical Changes to the General Assistance Laws. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 620, H.P. 450
Resolve, To Allow Public Camping on Number 9 Lake in Aroostook County. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 621, H.P. 451
An Act To Increase the Debt Limit of the Rockland Port District. (Presented by Representative McNEIL of Rockland)

L.D. 622, H.P. 452
Resolve, To Establish a Committee To Examine the Cost-effectiveness of the State Long-term Care Assessment System. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 623, H.P. 453
An Act To Amend Shoreline Zoning. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 624, H.P. 454
Resolve, Directing the Department of Education to Use Money for School Transportation Costs for Payment of School Crossing Guards. (Presented by Representative SUSLOVIC of Portland)

L.D. 625, H.P. 455
An Act Regarding the Sale of Hard Cider. (Presented by Representative HEIDRICH of Oxford)

L.D. 626, H.P. 456
An Act To Allow the Use of All Deer Parts. (Presented by Representative BRYANT-DESCHENES of Turner)

L.D. 627, H.P. 457
An Act To Provide Funding for a Superior Court Building in Washington County. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 628, H.P. 458
Resolve, Directing the Department of Education To Develop Standards for Outdoor Playground Surfaces. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 629, H.P. 459
An Act To Increase the Collection of Child Support. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 630, H.P. 460
An Act To Prohibit Mandatory Arbitration in Health Carrier Contracts. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 631, H.P. 461
An Act Concerning the Status of the Maine County Commissioners' Association and the Maine Sheriffs' Association as County Advisory Organizations. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 632, H.P. 462
An Act to Establish a Process to Classify Water Bodies as Impaired. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 633, H.P. 463
An Act To Provide for Local Approval of Existing or Former Hydropower Projects To Enable Prioritization of Renewable Indigenous Energy Generation in Maine. (Presented by Representative FLETCHER of Winslow)

L.D. 634, H.P. 464
An Act To Provide Funding for the Maine-Canada Trade Ombudsman. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 635, H.P. 465
An Act Creating Residency Requirements for Sexually Violent Predators. (Presented by Representative O'BRIEN of Augusta)

L.D. 636, H.P. 466
An Act To Improve Highway Safety Regarding Methadone. (Presented by Representative MAIETTA of South Portland)

L.D. 637, H.P. 467
An Act To Enhance the Visibility of Pedestrian Crosswalks. (Presented by Representative USHER of Westbrook)

L.D. 638, H.P. 468
An Act To Discourage Driving While under the Influence of Methadone. (Presented by Representative MAIETTA of South Portland)

L.D. 639, H.P. 469
An Act To Ensure Accurate Electric Rates for the Ski Industry. (Presented by Representative McGLOCKLIN of Embden)

L.D. 640, H.P. 470
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Reduce Voting Age Qualifications by 12 Months. (Presented by Representative CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 641, H.P. 471
An Act To Implement a Recommendation of the Commission on Fatherhood Issues Related to Parental Notice of School Activities and Programs. (Presented by Representative CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 642, H.P. 472
An Act To Ensure the Economic Viability of the Harness Racing Industry. (Presented by Representative USHER of Westbrook)

L.D. 643, H.P. 473
An Act To Provide a Property Tax Exemption to All Veterans of the United States Armed Forces. (Presented by Representative LEDWIN of Holden)

L.D. 644, H.P. 474
An Act To Assist Low-income Families To Comply with the Booster Seat Law. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 645, H.P. 475
An Act to Provide Additional Financing for Costs Associated with the Remediation of a Waste Oil Site in Plymouth. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 646, H.P. 476
An Act To Allow the Secretary of State To Issue Restricted Licenses for Work Purposes for Drivers with 2 or Fewer Operating-under-the-Influence Convictions. (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 647, H.P. 477
An Act To Prohibit Personal Watercraft on Lake St. George in the Town of Liberty. (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 648, H.P. 478
An Act Clarifying Municipalities' Authority to Assign Mooring Permits. (Presented by Representative EDER of Portland)

L.D. 649, H.P. 479
An Act To Allow the Practice of Optometry on the Same Premises As an Optical Shop or Other Establishment. (Presented by Representative SULLIVAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 650, H.P. 480
An Act To Improve Technology Funding. (Presented by Representative ROSEN of Bucksport)

L.D. 651, H.P. 481
An Act To Address Reporting of Certain Low-quantity Oil Releases. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 652, H.P. 482
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $15,000,000 for Economic Development. (Presented by Representative BRANNIGAN of Portland)

L.D. 653, H.P. 483
An Act To Repeal the Fingerprinting Requirement for Teachers and School Employees. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 654, H.P. 484
An Act To Establish a Flat Tax Rate for the Maine Income Tax. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 655, H.P. 485
An Act To Revise the Charter of the Brunswick Sewer District. (Presented by Representative GERZOFSKY of Brunswick)

L.D. 656, H.P. 486
An Act to Allow Beverage Sales from Mobile Service Bars on Golf Courses. (Presented by Representative BROWNE of Vassalboro)

L.D. 657, H.P. 487
An Act To Repeal the Forest Products Antitrust Exemption. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Van Buren)

L.D. 658, H.P. 488
An Act To Improve the Operation of the Workers' Compensation Board. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Van Buren)

L.D. 659, H.P. 489
An Act To Standardize Reporting Requirements for PACs, Parties and Independent Electioneering Expenditures. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 660, H.P. 490
An Act To Create the Maine Humanities Authority. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 661, H.P. 491
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Privacy of Consumer Financial Information. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 662, H.P. 492
An Act To Increase the Payment for State Police Services on the Maine Turnpike. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 663, H.P. 493
An Act To Create Economic Development Zones. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 664, H.P. 494
An Act To Make Changes to the Laws Governing the Tax on Motor Fuel. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 665, S.P. 229
An Act To Authorize Funds To Renovate the State's Court Facilities in the City of Bangor. (Presented by Senator SAWYER of Penobscot)

L.D. 666, S.P. 230
Resolve, To Implement a Process That Provides for Sunsetting Health Insurance Mandates. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 667, S.P. 231
An Act To Amend the Maine Insurance Code. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 668, S.P. 232
Resolve, Regarding the Reduction of Barriers to the Transmission of Electricity. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 669, S.P. 233
An Act To Strengthen the Energy Resources Council. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 670, S.P. 234
An Act Regarding the Disposal of Sludge. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 671, S.P. 235
An Act To Facilitate the Development of Cost-effective Distributed Electricity Generation in the State. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 672, S.P. 236
An Act To Allow Certain Employees of the Maine Technical College System To Amend Their Retirement System Election. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 673, S.P. 237
An Act To Increase Maine's Minimum Wage. (Presented by Senator HATCH of Somerset)

L.D. 674, S.P. 238
An Act To Require Winners of State and Congressional Elections to Receive a Simple Majority of the Total Vote. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 675, S.P. 239
An Act To Allow Copies of E-9-1-1 Tapes To Be Admitted into Evidence. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 676, S.P. 240
An Act Regarding Mortuary Trusts. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 677, S.P. 241
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $6,000,000 To Enable LifeFlight of Maine to Fully Implement a Statewide, Dedicated Air-medical Response System. (Presented by President DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 678, S.P. 242
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Lubec Water and Electric District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 679, H.P. 496
An Act to Permit Sunday Hunting in Maine. (Presented by Representative FISCHER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 680, H.P. 497
Resolve, Directing the Department of Conservation To Create the Kennebec River Historic Waterway. (Presented by Speaker COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 681, H.P. 498
An Act To Amend the Law Pertaining to Tax Exemptions for Public and Private Pensions. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 682, H.P. 499
An Act To Expand the Membership of the Plumbers' Examining Board To Include a Local Plumbing Inspector. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 683, H.P. 500
An Act To Require the State To Assume All Costs for Corrections Currently Paid by Local Taxpayers. (Presented by Representative BLANCHETTE of Bangor)

L.D. 684, H.P. 501
An Act To Provide Health Coverage for Smokers Who Suffer from Smoking-related Illnesses. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 685, H.P. 502
An Act To Require Timely Posting of Roll Call Votes on the Internet. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 686, H.P. 503
Resolve, Directing the Bureau of Insurance To Determine the Costs of All Existing Health Insurance Mandates. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 687, H.P. 504
An Act To Allow Home Schooled Athletes To Play on Private School Teams. (Presented by Representative HEIDRICH of Oxford)

L.D. 688, H.P. 505
An Act To Provide Incentives for Municipalities To Adopt a Building Rehabilitation Code. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 689, H.P. 506
An Act To Require Periodic In-person Meetings Between a Probationer and a Probation Officer. (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 690, H.P. 507
An Act To Create a Registration Plate for Experimental Automobiles. (Presented by Representative ANNIS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 691, H.P. 508
An Act To Amend the Distribution of the General Highway Fund. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 692, H.P. 509
An Act To Protect Consumer Privacy Rights. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 693, H.P. 510
An Act To Ensure the Safety of Children Touring Hazardous Facilities. (Presented by Representative TWOMEY of Biddeford)

L.D. 694, H.P. 511
An Act Regarding Criminal Liability in an OUI Case When the Passenger Is Also under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 695, H.P. 512
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Minimum Lot Size. (Presented by Representative McNEIL of Rockland)

L.D. 696, H.P. 513
An Act To Maintain Beaches as Recreation Sites for the Public. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 697, H.P. 514
An Act To Require the Installation of Dental Amalgam Separator Systems in Dental Offices. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 698, H.P. 515
An Act To Increase the Amount Transferred through State-municipal Revenue Sharing. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 699, H.P. 516
Resolve, To Address Multicultural Education Needs of Maine Teachers. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 700, H.P. 517
Resolve, To Create the Task Force To Study County Government Efficiency. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 701, H.P. 518
An Act Regarding the Suspension of Licenses for Failure To Pay a Fine. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 702, H.P. 519
An Act To Amend the Animal Welfare Laws. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 703, H.P. 520
An Act To Change the Options for a Lobster Management Zone and To Change Entry Criteria for Noncommercial Licensees. (Presented by Representative HONEY of Boothbay)

L.D. 704, H.P. 521
An Act Relating to Harness Racing Laws. (Presented by Representative LUNDEEN of Mars Hill)

L.D. 705, S.P. 243
An Act To Suspend Driving Privileges of Drivers Who Were Cited Twice Within One Year for Driving To Endanger. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 706, S.P. 244
An Act To Create an Income Tax Credit for Premiums Paid for Health Insurance. (Presented by Senator STANLEY of Penobscot)

L.D. 707, S.P. 245
An Act To Require the Department of Environmental Protection To Develop and Implement an Eradication Plan for Invasive Aquatic Plants. (Presented by Senator NASS of York)

L.D. 708, S.P. 246
An Act To Allow Limited Sunday Sales of Automobiles. (Presented by Senator NASS of York)

L.D. 709, S.P. 247
An Act To Require Public Hearings prior to State Agreements for Dam Removal. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 710, S.P. 248
An Act To Amend the Membership of the Plumbers' Examining Board. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 711, S.P. 249
Resolve, To Lower the Costs of Prescription Drugs through the Use of the Federal Public Health Service Act. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 712, S.P. 250
An Act To Extend Participation in the State's Group Health Plan. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 713, S.P. 251
An Act to Support Health Care Safety Net Programs. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 714, S.P. 252
An Act To Establish the Allagash Waterway Advisory Council. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 715, S.P. 253
An Act to Assist Visual Care Providers in the State. (Presented by Senator STANLEY of Penobscot)

L.D. 716, S.P. 254
An Act To Continue Necessary State Funding of Freestanding, Nonprofit Psychiatric Hospitals for Services Provided to Indigent Patients and for Other Purposes. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 717, H.P. 523
An Act Related to the Sale of Personal Sports Mobiles. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 718, H.P. 524
An Act To Create a New Pension System for Newly Hired Teachers and State Employees. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Cornville)

L.D. 719, H.P. 525
An Act To Protect and Encourage Firearms Shooting Ranges Throughout the State. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 720, H.P. 526
An Act To Protect Health Care Workers Who Report Medical Errors. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 721, H.P. 527
An Act to Encourage More Dentists to Practice in the State. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 722, H.P. 528
An Act To Protect Children 14 and 15 Years of Age from Sexual Contact with Adults. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 723, H.P. 529
An Act To Require an Annual Report for the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 724, H.P. 530
An Act To Enhance Homeland Security. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 725, H.P. 531
An Act To Authorize Towns and Cities To Give Property Tax Relief to Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Providers. (Presented by Representative BLANCHETTE of Bangor)

L.D. 726, H.P. 532
An Act to Eliminate the Maine Sales Tax on United States Flags. (Presented by Representative COLLINS of Wells)

L.D. 727, H.P. 533
An Act To Protect Children by Allowing Child Care Facilities To Fingerprint Employees. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 728, H.P. 534
An Act To Repeal the Crime of Plundering at Fires as Larceny. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 729, H.P. 535
An Act To Clarify the Standard for Review of Preconviction Bail. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Cornville)

L.D. 730, H.P. 536
Resolve, Allowing Christy Reposa and Michaela Corbin-Bumford to Sue the State. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 731, H.P. 537
An Act Regarding Case Management Officers. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 732, H.P. 538
An Act To Change Child-to-staff Ratios in Child Care Centers. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 733, H.P. 539
An Act To Create the Fully Informed Jury Act. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 734, H.P. 540
Resolve, To Address the Maine Nursing Workforce Shortage through the Expansion of Nursing Education. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 735, H.P. 541
An Act to Increase Faculty in Maine Nursing Education Programs. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 736, H.P. 542
An Act To Specify Information Required in a Divorce Decree. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 737, H.P. 543
An Act To Clarify Inspection Standards Related to Vehicle Wheel Size. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 738, H.P. 544
An Act To Save Maine Dairy Farms. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 739, H.P. 545
An Act To Clarify Handicapped Parking Status for Disabled Veterans. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 740, H.P. 546
An Act to Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $8,200,000 for Use in Implementing the Maine Library of Geographic Information. (Presented by Representative SUSLOVIC of Portland)

L.D. 741, H.P. 547
An Act To Expand the Powers and Authority of Case Management Officers in the Family Division. (Presented by Representative TARDY of Newport)

L.D. 742, H.P. 548
An Act To Establish a System of Self-governance for Unorganized Areas. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 743, H.P. 549
An Act To Protect Public Health and the Environment through the Collection and Recycling of Electronic Waste. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of China)

L.D. 744, H.P. 550
An Act To Ensure Improved Stability in School Funding Distributions. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 745, H.P. 551
An Act To Allow Municipalities To Assess a Surcharge on New Construction That Is Not in a Designated Growth Area. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 746, H.P. 552
An Act To Adopt a Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement That Allows for Local Option Taxes. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 747, H.P. 553
An Act to Provide Funding for the Maine Computer Crimes Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 748, H.P. 554
Resolve, Directing the Department of Labor and the Department of Economic and Community Development To Include Information on the Canadian Maritime Provinces in Their Comparison Reports. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 749, H.P. 555
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Control State Spending Based on Certain Guidelines. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 750, H.P. 556
An Act To Create Novice Incentive Licenses. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 751, H.P. 557
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Legislative Youth Advisory Council pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 168-A.)

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