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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXIX, No. 7

Monday, February 24, 2003

121ST LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, February 13, 2003

Ch. 2 - 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) (H.P. 372, L.D. 483) (Governor's Bill)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Ch. 3 - An Act Eliminating the Receipt by the Maine Veterans' Homes of Any Reimbursement from the MaineCare Program for the Costs of Renovating the Existing 120-bed Maine Veterans' Homes Nursing Facility in Augusta. (H.P. 293, L.D. 373)

(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 21, 2003

L.D. 752, H.P. 567
Resolve, Directing the Department of Labor To Develop the Family Security Fund To Implement the Recommendations of the Committee to Continue to Study the Benefits and Costs for Increasing Access to Family and Medical Leave for Maine Families. (Submitted by the Committee to Continue to Study the Benefits and Costs for Increasing Access to Family and Medical Leave for Maine Families pursuant to Resolve 2001, chapter 115.)

L.D. 753, H.P. 558
An Act To Facilitate the Application Process for the Maine Residents Property Tax Program. (Presented by Representative EDER of Portland)

L.D. 754, H.P. 559
An Act To Allow Public Office Candidates To Campaign in State-funded University Dormitories. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Orono)

L.D. 755, H.P. 560
An Act To Permit Sunday Hunting for Residents of the State. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 756, H.P. 561
An Act To Provide an Income Tax Credit for Tuition Paid to Private Schools. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 757, H.P. 562
An Act To Provide Voting Rights to Nonresident Taxpayers. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 758, H.P. 563
Resolve, Directing the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of State Police to Provide On-line Access to Sex Offender and Sexually Violent Predator Registration Information. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 759, H.P. 564
An Act Concerning Public Members of the Board of Pesticides Control. (Presented by Representative EDER of Portland)

L.D. 760, H.P. 565
An Act To Protect the Rights of Leaseholders and Ensure Their Continued Access to Land. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 761, H.P. 566
An Act To Create an Agricultural Property Tax Reimbursement Program. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Cornville)

L.D. 762, S.P. 257
An Act To Require a Juvenile to Pay Restitution after Attaining 18 Years of Age. (Presented by Senator WOODCOCK of Franklin)

L.D. 763, S.P. 258
Resolve, Directing the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation To Establish a Degree Program for Denturism. (Presented by Senator STANLEY of Penobscot)

L.D. 764, S.P. 259
An Act To Ensure Choice for Maine Consumers. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 765, S.P. 260
An Act To Prevent Truancy. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 766, S.P. 261
An Act to Improve Highway Signs for Recreational Facilities in Saco. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 767, S.P. 262
An Act To Reduce the Health Risks Associated with Latex Gloves. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 768, S.P. 263
An Act To Improve the Administration of the Baxter Compensation Program. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 769, H.P. 568
An Act To Allow Homeowners to Set the Amount of Insurance Coverage on Property. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 770, H.P. 569
An Act To Require a Land Survey Prior to Sale, Processing or Transfer of Any Parcel of Land. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 771, H.P. 570
An Act To Provide Parity in Funding for Enhanced 9-1-1 Services. (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 772, H.P. 571
An Act To Require Insurance Companies To Return 1% of Net Profits. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 773, H.P. 572
An Act To Expand the Revenue-generating Authority of Municipalities. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 774, H.P. 573
An Act To Require the Washington County Legislative Delegation to Review the Final Washington County Budget Estimates. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 775, H.P. 574
An Act To Clarify That All Companies Offering Telephone Services for Compensation, Including Switchless Resellers, Are Telephone Utilities. (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 776, H.P. 575
An Act To Eliminate Potential Restrictions to the Establishment of an Alternative Form of Regulation for Some Telephone Utilities. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 777, H.P. 576
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Location of the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. (Presented by Representative COLLINS of Wells)

L.D. 778, H.P. 577
An Act To Create the Snowmobile Trail Fund Advisory Council. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 779, H.P. 578
An Act To Repeal the Anthem Blue Cross Court Agreement of Disbursement of $88,000,000. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 780, H.P. 579
An Act To Amend the Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 781, H.P. 580
An Act To Repeal the Reimbursement of Personal Property Tax on Business Machines and Equipment. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 782, H.P. 581
An Act To Require the Payment of Certain Costs Incurred by a Prevailing Party in Court Proceedings by or against Maine Revenue Services. (Presented by Representative MUSE of Fryeburg)

L.D. 783, H.P. 583
An Act To Make the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement Program a Local Option. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 784, H.P. 582
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Allow the Legislature To Establish a Different Property Tax Rate for Secondary Residential Property for Purposes of Education Funding and To Protect State Funding of Education. (Presented by Representative McGOWAN of Pittsfield)

L.D. 785, S.P. 264
An Act To Provide that Gas Purchased for Use in a Generator Be Taxed for Commercial Use. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 786, S.P. 265
An Act To Provide "Any-deer" Permits to Permanently Disabled Nonambulatory Persons. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 787, S.P. 266
An Act To Limit the Damages Recoverable in Accidents Involving Snowmobile Clubs' Trail-grooming Activities. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 788, S.P. 267
An Act To Enhance Vistas. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 789, S.P. 268
An Act To Allow a Moose Lottery Winner To Designate a Subpermittee after the Lottery Drawing. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 790, S.P. 269
An Act To Allow a Person To Assist in a Hunt. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 791, S.P. 270
An Act To Fully Fund Retirement Benefits for Game Wardens and Marine Patrol Officers. (Presented by President DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 792, S.P. 271
An Act To Make the Use of Scheduled Drugs without a Prescription a Crime. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 793, S.P. 272
An Act To Revise the Boundary between the Town of Harrison and the Town of Bridgton. (Presented by Senator BENNETT of Oxford)

L.D. 794, S.P. 273
An Act to Remove Home Possession Limits. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 795, S.P. 274
Resolve, To Declare Maine Aviation Education Week. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 796, S.P. 275
An Act Relating to Existing Life-care Communities Licensed by the Superintendent of Insurance. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 797, S.P. 276
Resolve, To Provide Health Insurance to Unemployed Workers. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by President DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 798, S.P. 277
An Act To Amend the Abortion Consent Laws. (Presented by Senator GILMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 799, S.P. 278
Resolve, To Improve Energy Efficiency in New School Buildings. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 800, S.P. 279
Resolve, To Provide Training on Autistic Behaviors to Crisis Professionals. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BLAIS of Kennebec)

L.D. 801, S.P. 280
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Require a Vote of 2/3 of Each House of the Legislature To Enact or Increase a Tax. (Presented by Senator BLAIS of Kennebec)

L.D. 802, S.P. 281
An Act To Clarify Maine Election Laws. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 803, S.P. 282
An Act To Ensure the Rights of Host Communities Regarding the Construction and Operation of State-owned Solid Waste Disposal Facilities. (Presented by Senator HATCH of Somerset)

L.D. 804, S.P. 283
An Act To Amend the Standard Water District Enabling Act. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 805, S.P. 284
An Act To Create a Sustainable Energy Trust Fund. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 806, S.P. 285
An Act To Simplify the Requirements for Tagging, Registering and Transporting Harvested Animals. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 807, H.P. 584
An Act To Permit the Use of Videoconferencing for the Purpose of Jail Visitation. (Presented by Representative BOWLES of Sanford)

L.D. 808, H.P. 585
An Act To Control County Jail Health Care Expenses. (Presented by Representative BUNKER of Kossuth Township)

L.D. 809, H.P. 586
An Act To Provide Health Insurance Contributions to All Retired Teachers. (Presented by Representative O'BRIEN of Augusta)

L.D. 810, H.P. 587
An Act To Increase the Maine Lodging Tax. (Presented by Representative SAMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 811, H.P. 588
An Act To Prevent the Gaming of Special Rate Contracts by Utilities. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Belmont)

L.D. 812, H.P. 589
An Act To Provide Equity in Residential Requirements for Public Employees. (Presented by Representative McNEIL of Rockland)

L.D. 813, H.P. 590
An Act Concerning Multiple Item Bond Issues. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 814, H.P. 591
An Act To Help Businesses with a Clean Workers' Compensation Claims History. (Presented by Representative HUTTON of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 815, H.P. 592
An Act To Exclude Voluntary Intoxication as a Criminal Defense. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SULLIVAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 816, H.P. 593
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Raffles Conducted in Connection with a "Beano" Game. (Presented by Representative PEAVEY-HASKELL of Greenbush)

L.D. 817, H.P. 594
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Sand and Salt Sheds. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 818, H.P. 595
An Act To Allow Modified Automotive Suspension. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 819, H.P. 596
An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws Pertaining to Mufflers. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 820, H.P. 597
An Act To Prohibit a Governmental Entity from Endorsing a Political Candidate or a Referendum Issue. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Belmont)

L.D. 821, H.P. 598
An Act To Clarify the Assignment of Provider Identification Numbers to Nurse Practitioners. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 822, H.P. 599
An Act To Provide Greater Protection for School Children. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 823, H.P. 600
An Act To Distribute Costs for the Funding of Pensions and Health Insurance for Retired Teachers. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Cornville)

L.D. 824, H.P. 601
Resolve, To Improve Fisheries Management in Hancock County. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 825, H.P. 602
An Act To Establish a Special Education Secondary School Diploma. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 826, H.P. 603
Resolve, To Allow Certain State Employees To Be Voting Board Members of Project SHARE. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 827, H.P. 604
An Act Regarding Wildlife Habitat Conservation. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 828, H.P. 605
An Act To Phase In General Purpose Aid for Local Schools Funding Losses Over Time. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 829, H.P. 606
An Act To Strengthen the State's Air Toxics Laws. (Presented by Representative TWOMEY of Biddeford)

L.D. 830, H.P. 607
An Act To Include Androscoggin County in the Law Governing the Use of County Surplus Funds. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 831, H.P. 608
An Act Pertaining to Former Members of the Maine State Retirement System. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 832, H.P. 609
An Act Clarifying State Financial Responsibility over State and State Aid Highways. (Presented by Representative CROSTHWAITE of Ellsworth)

L.D. 833, H.P. 610
An Act To Facilitate Economic Development in Maine. (Presented by Representative MAIETTA of South Portland)

L.D. 834, H.P. 611
An Act To Protect the Solvency of Workers' Compensation Trust Funds. (Presented by Representative HATCH of Skowhegan)

L.D. 835, H.P. 612
An Act To Allow a Select Group of Former Lobstermen To Obtain Lobster Fishing Licenses. (Presented by Representative PELLON of Machias)

L.D. 836, H.P. 613
An Act To Prevent Distracted Driving. (Presented by Representative MURPHY of Kennebunk)

L.D. 837, H.P. 614
An Act To Require Motorists To Use Caution When Approaching a Safety Zone. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 838, H.P. 615
An Act Regarding Bail and Fines. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 839, H.P. 616
An Act To Create the Motor Vehicle Inspection Advisory Board. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 840, H.P. 617
An Act To Clarify the Duties of Conservators. (Presented by Representative FLETCHER of Winslow)

L.D. 841, H.P. 618
An Act To Increase the Number of County Commissioners in Cumberland County. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 842, H.P. 619
An Act Relating to Portable Classrooms for Certain Cases. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 843, H.P. 620
An Act To Ensure Equal Treatment of Telecommunications Customers under Maine's Universal Service Fund. (Presented by Representative RINES of Wiscasset)

L.D. 844, H.P. 621
An Act To Provide the Option To Nominate Presidential Candidates by Caucus. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 845, H.P. 622
An Act To Provide Leadership in Addressing the Threat of Climate Change. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 846, H.P. 623
An Act To Protect Health Care Practitioners Responding to Public Health Threats. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 847, H.P. 624
An Act To Offer Zero-interest Loans to Employers Providing Bicycle Facilities. (Presented by Representative SUSLOVIC of Portland)

L.D. 848, H.P. 625
An Act To Establish a Circuit Breaker Program for Fuel Assistance. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 849, H.P. 626
An Act To Ensure Fairness in Maine's Prescription Drug Laws. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 850, H.P. 627
An Act To Establish a New School Funding Formula. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 851, H.P. 628
An Act To Test for and Reduce Mercury Emissions from Resource Recovery Facilities. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative TWOMEY of Biddeford)

L.D. 852, H.P. 629
An Act To Promote Alternatives in Group Self-insurance. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 853, H.P. 630
An Act To Promote Livable, Affordable Neighborhoods. (Presented by Representative SUSLOVIC of Portland)

L.D. 854, H.P. 631
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Operation of All-terrain Vehicles. (Presented by Representative LANDRY of Sanford)

L.D. 855, H.P. 632
An Act To Establish Minimum Standards of Eligibility for the Property Tax Exemption for Benevolent and Charitable Institutions. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 856, H.P. 633
An Act To Change Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Certain Cases. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Cornville)

L.D. 857, H.P. 634
An Act To Provide Maine Consumers Information about the Cost and Quality of Health Care Services in Maine. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 858, H.P. 635
An Act To Establish a Municipal Affordable Housing Development District Tax Increment Financing Program. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Cornville)

L.D. 859, H.P. 636
An Act To Require That the Costs Associated with Enacting a Direct Initiative Appear on the Ballot. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 860, H.P. 637
An Act To Allow Smelt Fishing in Long Lake in Aroostook County. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Van Buren)

L.D. 861, H.P. 638
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Erect Signs Identifying Bodies of Water Crossed. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 862, H.P. 639
An Act Regulating the Use of Cellular Telephones by Juvenile Drivers. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 863, H.P. 640
An Act To Require State Reimbursement to Counties for Health Expenses Incurred For Prisoners in County Jails. (Presented by Representative PARADIS of Frenchville)

L.D. 864, H.P. 641
An Act Allowing Certain Modifications to Tires and Wheels on Vehicles with Antilock Braking Systems. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 865, H.P. 642
Resolve, Directing the Family Law Advisory Commission To Study and Report on Legal Issues Surrounding Surrogate Parenting and Gestational Agreements. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 866, H.P. 643
An Act Concerning Recovery of Expenses under the General Assistance Laws. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Van Buren)

L.D. 867, H.P. 644
An Act To Waive the Fee for Fishing Licenses for Disabled Persons. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 868, H.P. 645
An Act To Immediately Eliminate the Marriage Penalty under the Income Tax Laws. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 869, H.P. 646
An Act Concerning the Financial Obligations of a Parent Involved in a Crime against a Child of That Parent. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 870, H.P. 647
An Act To Create Fairness in Funding the Wild Blueberry Association of North America. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 871, H.P. 648
An Act To Amend the Shellfish Harvesting Laws Regarding Closed Areas for Clam Digging. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 872, H.P. 649
Resolve, To Require That the State Conduct a New Valuation of Private Properties in the Unorganized Territories of Aroostook County. (Presented by Representative PARADIS of Frenchville)

L.D. 873, H.P. 650
An Act To Provide Better Access to Information Related to Health Care Reimbursement Rates. (Presented by Representative LERMAN of Augusta)

L.D. 874, H.P. 651
An Act To Connect the BETR Program with Job Retention. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 875, H.P. 652
An Act To Promote and Advance Wild Ring-necked Pheasant Propagation. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative USHER of Westbrook)

L.D. 876, H.P. 653
An Act To Make Changes to the Sex Offender Notification Provisions. (Presented by Representative O'BRIEN of Augusta)

L.D. 877, H.P. 654
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Provide for the Resolution of Disputed Elections by the Supreme Judicial Court. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 878, H.P. 655
An Act To Provide Peer Support and Advocacy Services To Participants in the ASPIRE-TANF Program and the Parents as Scholars Program. (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 879, H.P. 656
An Act To Require Insurance Companies To Pay up to $200 for Wigs for Individuals Who Have Lost Hair Due to Medical Reasons. (Presented by Representative O'BRIEN of Augusta)

L.D. 880, H.P. 657
An Act To Eliminate the Social Security Offset for Unemployment Benefits. (Presented by Representative HUTTON of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 881, H.P. 658
An Act To Allow the Buyback of Active Duty Military Time for Maine State Retirement System Credit. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 882, H.P. 659
An Act To Transfer Certain Authority from the Department of Marine Resources to the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. (Presented by Representative KAELIN of Winterport)

L.D. 883, H.P. 660
An Act Regarding an Employee's Access to Personnel Files. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 884, H.P. 661
An Act To Expand the Definition of "Juvenile Crime" To Include the Offenses of Possession and Use of Drug Paraphernalia, Illegal Transportation of Alcohol by a Minor and Transportation of Illegal Drugs by a Minor. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 885, H.P. 662
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $50,000,000 to Promote Revitalization of Service Center Communities through Infrastructure Improvements. (Presented by Representative LERMAN of Augusta)

L.D. 886, H.P. 663
An Act To Require State Reimbursement When Laws or Rules Devalue Private Property. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 887, H.P. 664
An Act To Amend the Maine "Lemon Law". (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 888, H.P. 665
An Act To Establish a Season for Hunting Deer with Primitive Muzzle-loading Firearms. (Presented by Representative ANNIS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 889, H.P. 666
An Act To Establish a State Single-payor Health Insurance Plan. (Presented by Representative EDER of Portland)

L.D. 890, H.P. 667
An Act To Restrict Fingerprinting of Educational Personnel to New Hires. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 891, S.P. 286
An Act To Require the Videotaping of Police Interrogations. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 892, S.P. 287
An Act To Prohibit Discrimination in Housing. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 893, S.P. 288
An Act To Authorize County Jails To Purchase Prescription Drugs and Other Medications in Bulk for Prisoners. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 894, S.P. 289
An Act Relating to Motorcycles and Driver Education. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 895, S.P. 290
An Act To Clarify the Responsibilities of Contract Law Enforcement Officers. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 896, S.P. 291
Resolve, To Establish a System for Electronic Filing of Death Certificates. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 897, S.P. 292
An Act Concerning Health Insurance Reimbursement and Contracting Practices. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 898, S.P. 293
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Sagadahoc County Commissioner Elections and Budget Hearings. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 899, S.P. 294
An Act To Provide an Alternative to Filing Nomination Petitions. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 900, S.P. 295
An Act Regarding Eligibility for a License To Harvest Marine Organisms for a Person Who Served in the United States Armed Forces or United States Coast Guard. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 901, S.P. 297
An Act To Update the Abandoned Property Laws. (Presented by President DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 902, S.P. 298
An Act To Create Equality in Medicare Supplement Insurance Policies. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 903, S.P. 299
Resolve, To Amend the 2-year Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Eligibility Rule Relative to Medicare Supplement Insurance Access. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 904, S.P. 300
An Act To Educate Consumers Regarding Voluntary Repossession. (Presented by Senator STANLEY of Penobscot)

L.D. 905, S.P. 301
An Act To Protect Employees if Their Employer Fails To Pay Premiums for Employer-sponsored Health Insurance. (Presented by Senator STANLEY of Penobscot)

L.D. 906, S.P. 302
An Act Pertaining to Trustee Services for the Maine Turnpike Authority. (Presented by Senator HATCH of Somerset)

L.D. 907, S.P. 303
Resolve, Directing the Department of Corrections To Develop a Plan To Improve Transitional Services for Sex Offenders and Sexually Violent Predators and To Improve Communications with Law Enforcement Agencies Regarding the Release of Sex Offenders. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 908, S.P. 304
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $1,000,000 To Provide Funds to Riverfront Municipalities To Develop Riverfront Cultural Heritage Centers. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 909, S.P. 305
Resolve, To Establish the Committee To Investigate the Feasibility of and Need for Regulation of Spoken Language Interpreters. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 910, S.P. 306
An Act To Promote Candidate Accountability in Elections. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 911, H.P. 668
An Act To Exempt All Casual Sales from Taxation. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 912, H.P. 669
An Act To Protect Children in Protection from Abuse Proceedings. (Presented by Representative KETTERER of Madison)

L.D. 913, H.P. 670
An Act To Increase Community Development Block Grants. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 914, H.P. 671
An Act To Provide Certain Veterans an Excise Tax Deduction in Lieu of the Homestead Exemption. (Presented by Representative SHIELDS of Auburn)

L.D. 915, H.P. 672
An Act Regarding Gaming Conducted by Nonprofit Organizations. (Presented by Representative JENNINGS of Leeds)

L.D. 916, H.P. 673
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Limit Present-home Property Taxes. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 917, H.P. 674
An Act Regarding the Sale of Weapons at Gun Shows. (Presented by Representative GERZOFSKY of Brunswick)

L.D. 918, H.P. 675
An Act To Designate the Department of Economic and Community Development as the Lead Agency in the State's Response to Certain Events. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 919, H.P. 676
An Act To Require Public Improvement Projects Contractors and Subcontractors To Meet Certain Criteria. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 920, H.P. 677
An Act To Establish a Penalty on Gains from the Sale or Exchange of Land from Which Timber Has Been Harvested. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

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