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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXIX, No. 9

Monday, March 10, 2003

121ST LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2003

L.D. 1055, H.P. 773
An Act To Promote Enforcement Training for Bureau of Parks and Lands Staff. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1056, H.P. 774
Resolve, To Ensure Orderly Planning for the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1057, H.P. 775
An Act To Allow a Worker at a Beano Game To Play the Cards of a Player Who Takes a Restroom Break. (Presented by Representative PATRICK of Rumford)

L.D. 1058, H.P. 776
An Act To Extend Public Record Requirements of Nongroup Health Insurance Rate Filings to All Health Insurance Rate Filings. (Presented by Speaker COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 1059, H.P. 777
An Act Regarding Water Storage Reservoirs. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1060, H.P. 778
An Act To Allow the State To Claim a Setoff against a Convicted Person's Tax Refund for Purposes of Paying Restitution. (Presented by Representative ANNIS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 1061, H.P. 779
An Act To Eliminate Filing by Special Hide Dealers. (Presented by Representative BRYANT-DESCHENES of Turner)

L.D. 1062, H.P. 780
An Act To Protect Lienholders of Titled Vehicles. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1063, H.P. 781
An Act Concerning Municipal Firearms Discharge Ordinances. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1064, H.P. 782
An Act To Reduce the Size of All Departments and Agencies. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 1065, H.P. 783
Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Public Safety To Study the Emergency Medical Services System. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 1066, H.P. 784
An Act to Address the Temporary Maximum Levels of Assistance for General Assistance Established in 1991. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1067, H.P. 785
An Act To Abolish the State Planning Office. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 1068, H.P. 786
An Act To Require an Updated Roster of Maine Members of the United States Armed Forces Presumed Lost or Deceased. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 1069, H.P. 787
Resolve, Directing the Maine Historic Preservation Commission To Examine Available Funding for Local Historical Societies. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of China)

L.D. 1070, H.P. 788
An Act To Increase Traffic Fines and Apportion a Part of the Increase to the Issuing Jurisdiction. (Presented by Representative SUSLOVIC of Portland)

L.D. 1071, H.P. 789
An Act To Encourage the Use of Clean Fuel Vehicles. (Presented by Representative EDER of Portland)

L.D. 1072, H.P. 790
An Act Regarding Filing and Certification Fees. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1073, H.P. 791
An Act To Extend the Duties of the Children's Ombudsman. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 1074, H.P. 792
An Act To Prohibit Disbursement of Funds by the State, Municipalities and Counties to Certain Nonprofits and Require the Secretary of State To Develop a System of Registration. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 1075, H.P. 793
Resolve, To Ensure Appropriate Care for Persons with Dementia. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 1076, H.P. 794
Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services To Convey Land to Baron and Janet Wormser. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1077, H.P. 795
Resolve, To Create the Committee To Conduct a Review of the Board of Overseers of the Bar. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 1078, H.P. 796
An Act To Establish a New Method of Determining the State Budget. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 1079, H.P. 797
Resolve, To Establish the Committee To Study Compliance with Maine's Freedom of Access Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1080, H.P. 798
An Act To Impose a Municipal Services Fee on Tax-exempt Property. (Presented by Representative PELLON of Machias)

L.D. 1081, H.P. 799
An Act To Allow the Use of Cameras for Enforcement of Traffic Light Violations. (Presented by Representative SUSLOVIC of Portland)

L.D. 1082, H.P. 800
An Act Regarding Habitual Truants. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 1083, H.P. 801
An Act To Encourage Hunting by Simplifying Hunting Laws. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1084, H.P. 802
An Act To Provide Incentives for Affordable Neighborhood Developments. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1085, S.P. 357
An Act To Provide Security Deposit Assistance to Renters Receiving Federal Rent Assistance. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 1086, S.P. 358
An Act To Require a 30-Day Deferment Period To Pay Bills. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 1087, S.P. 359
An Act To Require All Health Insurers To Cover the Costs of Hearing Aids. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1088, S.P. 360
Resolve, To Create a Study Committee To Consider Bay Management Planning. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1089, S.P. 361
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $15,000,000 for Energy Conservation in State Buildings and Facilities. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 1090, S.P. 362
Resolve, To Promote Recruitment and Retention of Direct Care Workers in Long-term Care in Maine. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1091, S.P. 363
An Act To Amend the Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity Verdict. (Presented by Senator WOODCOCK of Franklin)

L.D. 1092, S.P. 364
An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to Denturists. (Presented by Senator STANLEY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1093, S.P. 365
An Act to Conform State Workforce Development Laws to the Federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1094, S.P. 366
An Act To Replace the Sales Tax with a Gross Receipts Tax. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 1095, S.P. 367
An Act Relating to Motorcycle Safety. (Presented by Senator PENDLETON of Cumberland)

L.D. 1096, S.P. 368
An Act To Create a Timetable for Insurers To Make Restitution to Consumers. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1097, S.P. 369
An Act To Release the Records of the Attorney General and the Maine State Police Regarding the Investigation, Prosecution and Trial of Dennis Dechaine. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1098, S.P. 370
An Act Regarding Mandated Reporters and Child Abuse. (Presented by Senator BRENNAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 1099, S.P. 371
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1100, H.P. 803
An Act To Amend the Foreclosure Process. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 1101, H.P. 804
An Act To Establish and Enforce Abortion Facility Safety Requirements. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 1102, H.P. 805
An Act To Protect the Mental Health of Women and Girls. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 1103, H.P. 806
An Act To Protect Children from Indecent Material on the Internet. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 1104, H.P. 807
An Act To Prohibit the Use of Imitation High-intensity Discharge Bulbs. (Presented by Representative BENNETT of Caribou)

L.D. 1105, H.P. 808
An Act To Apply Uniform Fire Code Standards to Preschool Facilities Regardless of Funding Source. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Cornville)

L.D. 1106, H.P. 809
An Act To Require Wilderness Management Training for the Manager of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 1107, H.P. 810
An Act To Clarify Eligibility in the Maine State Retirement System Life Insurance Program. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1108, H.P. 811
Resolve, To Establish Equitable Rates for In-home Behavioral Health Services for Children. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1109, H.P. 812
An Act Regarding Passing Bad Checks. (Presented by Representative VAUGHAN of Durham)

L.D. 1110, H.P. 813
An Act Creating an Alternate Concealed Weapons Permit Process. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1111, H.P. 814
An Act To Implement Full Reciprocity of Concealed Weapons Requirements. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1112, H.P. 815
An Act To Restore an Annual Adjustment for Costs to the School Funding Formula. (Presented by Representative COLLINS of Wells)

L.D. 1113, H.P. 816
An Act To Repeal the Billboard Law. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 1114, H.P. 817
An Act To Allow the Sale of Wood Chips by Uncertified Persons. (Presented by Representative MOODY of Manchester)

L.D. 1115, H.P. 818
An Act To Prohibit a Maine Clean Election Act Candidate from Running for More than One Office. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1116, H.P. 819
An Act Regarding University of Maine System Boards of Visitors. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1117, H.P. 820
An Act Regarding Wrongful Discharge. (Presented by Representative HUTTON of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1118, H.P. 821
An Act To Study the Consolidation and Regionalization of Programs at All Levels of Government. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 1119, H.P. 822
An Act To Require Insurers To Offer a Discount for Operators of Commercial Vehicles Equipped with Safety Devices. (Presented by Representative LEDWIN of Holden)

L.D. 1120, H.P. 823
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Noncompete Clauses in Broadcast Industry Contracts. (Presented by Representative BRUNO of Raymond)

L.D. 1121, H.P. 824
An Act Relating to the Reporting of Information to the Maine Health Data Organization. (Presented by Representative MARRACHÉ of Waterville)

L.D. 1122, H.P. 825
An Act To Allow A Junior Hunter To Apply for an Antlerless Deer Permit. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 1123, H.P. 826
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Change the Duration of the Legislative Session. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 1124, H.P. 827
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Allow Property Tax Reductions for Seniors. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 1125, H.P. 828
An Act To Eliminate the Concealed Weapons Permit. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 1126, H.P. 829
An Act to Ensure Consistency in the Records and Documents of State and Local Government. (Presented by Representative HEIDRICH of Oxford)

L.D. 1127, H.P. 830
An Act To Require Fire-safe Cigarettes in the State. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 1128, H.P. 831
An Act To Amend the Town Line between Yarmouth and Cumberland. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1129, H.P. 832
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Abortion Reporting. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 1130, H.P. 833
An Act To Protect Children from Classes Contradictory to Their Religious Beliefs. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 1131, H.P. 834
An Act to Require that Certain Employees Be Paid on a Weekly Basis. (Presented by Representative TWOMEY of Biddeford)

L.D. 1132, H.P. 835
An Act To Simplify Calculation of Legal Interest. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Cornville)

L.D. 1133, H.P. 836
Resolve, To Establish the Study Committee to Study the Feasibility of a 4-year High School Vocational Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative ANNIS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 1134, H.P. 837
Resolve, Establishing a Study Group To Improve the Planning and Management for Multiple Uses of Marine Waters. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 1135, H.P. 838
An Act To Provide a Tax Credit to Employers Who Contribute to Employee Health Care Benefits. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 1136, H.P. 839
An Act To Amend the Maine Business Corporation Act. (Presented by Representative EDER of Portland)

L.D. 1137, H.P. 840
An Act Regarding Riverine Impoundments. (Presented by Representative PINEAU of Jay)

L.D. 1138, H.P. 841
An Act To Enhance the Economic Security of Maine's Families and Children. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1139, H.P. 842
An Act To Increase Parental Responsibility for Restitution. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1140, H.P. 843
An Act To Provide for the Appointment of County Treasurers, Registers of Deeds and District Attorneys. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 1141, H.P. 844
An Act To Provide Property Tax Relief for Maine Residents and Businesses and Implement Comprehensive Tax Reform. (Presented by Representative McGOWAN of Pittsfield)

L.D. 1142, H.P. 845
An Act To Restructure the Power and Duties within the Animal Welfare Act. (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 1143, H.P. 846
An Act Concerning Endangered and Invasive Plant Species. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1144, H.P. 847
An Act To Clarify the Maine Clean Election Act. (Presented by Representative BRUNO of Raymond)

L.D. 1145, H.P. 848
An Act To Create the Maine Community Preservation Fund. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Cornville)

L.D. 1146, H.P. 849
An Act To Allow Volunteer Social Work To Count towards Licensure. (Presented by Representative LAVERRIERE-BOUCHER of Biddeford)

L.D. 1147, H.P. 850
An Act To Shift Tax Burdens from Wages to Nonrenewable Power Sources. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Cornville)

L.D. 1148, H.P. 851
Resolve, To Establish the Maine Networked Services Task Force. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MILLS of Cornville)

L.D. 1149, S.P. 373
An Act To Support Maine's Franco-American Heritage and the Kennebec-Chaudiere International Corridor. (Presented by President DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1150, S.P. 374
An Act To Protect the Rights of State Workers. (Presented by President DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1151, S.P. 375
An Act Relating to Tax Credits for Historic Preservation. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1152, S.P. 376
An Act To Authorize Collaborative Practice for Emergency Contraception. (Presented by President DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1153, H.P. 852
An Act To Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2004. (Submitted by the Maine Turnpike Authority pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 23, section 1961, subsection 6.)

L.D. 1154, H.P. 853
An Act To Establish an Appeal Process for Residential Care Facilities Denied Licensure Due to Fire Safety Issues. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 1155, H.P. 854
An Act To Include Alternates as Regular Jurors. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Cornville)

L.D. 1156, H.P. 855
Resolve, To Study the Impact of "Critical Access Facility" Designation of Maine Hospitals. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 1157, S.P. 377
An Act To Promote Clean and Efficient Energy. (Presented by Senator BRENNAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 1158, S.P. 378
An Act To Protect Maine's Coastal Water. (Presented by Senator BRENNAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 1159, H.P. 856
An Act To Reduce Mercury Use in Measuring Devices and Switches. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Natural Resources pursuant to Public Law 2001, chapter 620.)

L.D. 1160, H.P. 857
An Act To Amend the Membership of the Maine Fire Protection Services Commission. (Submitted by the Maine Fire Protection Services Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 3371, subsection 8, paragraph G.)

L.D. 1161, H.P. 858
An Act To Exempt Saltwater-only Boats from the Lake and River Protection Sticker Requirements. (Presented by Representative KAELIN of Winterport)

L.D. 1162, H.P. 859
An Act To Prohibit the Use of Clean Election Funding for Candidates Who Lose in Primaries. (Presented by Representative SUSLOVIC of Portland)

L.D. 1163, H.P. 860
An Act To Provide That Employee Terminations by Any Company That Receives Monetary Benefits from the State Require Just Cause. (Presented by Representative SULLIVAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 1164, H.P. 861
An Act To Allow a Victim of Domestic Violence To Carry a Firearm without a Concealed Firearm Permit. (Presented by Representative VAUGHAN of Durham)

L.D. 1165, H.P. 862
An Act To Provide Qualified Interpretation and Translation Services in Workers' Compensation Proceedings. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 1166, H.P. 863
Resolve, To Allow Selected Northern Maine Deer Hunters To Take 2 Deer. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 1167, H.P. 864
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Restrict an Increase in the Growth of the State Budget to No Greater than 75% of the Rate of Growth of Per Capita Income. (Presented by Representative KAELIN of Winterport)

L.D. 1168, H.P. 865
An Act To Establish a Cap on Credit Card Rates and To Require Notice of a Change in Credit Card Rates. (Presented by Representative SAMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1169, H.P. 866
An Act To Phase Out the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 1170, H.P. 867
An Act To Redefine "Muzzle-loading Firearm" and Expand the Muzzleloader Hunting Season. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 1171, H.P. 868
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Allow Municipalities To Assess 2nd Homes at up to Twice the Valuation. (Presented by Representative SUSLOVIC of Portland)

L.D. 1172, H.P. 869
An Act To Assist American Mills with Tree Growth Management Plan Products. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 1173, H.P. 870
An Act To Continue the Maine Farms for the Future Program. (Presented by Representative PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1174, H.P. 871
An Act Relating to Options for Health Insurance Coverage. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 1175, H.P. 872
An Act To Improve the Affordability of Individual and Small Group Health Insurance. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 1176, H.P. 873
An Act To Provide Affordable Health Care Insurance to All of the State's Citizens. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 1177, H.P. 874
An Act To Preserve Public Access and Job Opportunities in the North Woods. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1178, S.P. 382
An Act To Create a Local Property Tax Rebate Program for the Elderly. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 1179, S.P. 383
An Act To Encourage Youth Participation in Fishing. (Presented by Senator KNEELAND of Aroostook)

L.D. 1180, S.P. 384
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Establish a Judicial Advisory Opinion Mechanism in Disputed Election Results for Members of the Maine Senate and House of Representatives. (Presented by Senator BLAIS of Kennebec)

L.D. 1181, S.P. 385
An Act To Provide Fair Hearings in Health Insurance Rate Proceedings. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1182, S.P. 386
An Act To Change the Definition of Family or Household Members for Purposes of Criminal Statutes. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 1183, S.P. 387
An Act Regarding Abandoned Rights-of-way. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 1184, S.P. 388
Resolve, To Encourage Use of Alternative Energy Sources. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 1185, S.P. 389
An Act To Provide Paid Family and Medical Leave. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 1186, S.P. 390
An Act to Revise the Reimbursement by the County Jail Prisoner Support and Community Corrections Fund and To Provide Additional Support to County Jails. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 1187, S.P. 391
An Act To Establish Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for Products Sold in the State. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 1188, S.P. 392
An Act To Control Unsolicited Commercial E-mail. (Presented by Senator SHOREY of Washington)

L.D. 1189, S.P. 393
An Act To Establish the Commission for the Blind. (Presented by Senator GILMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 1190, S.P. 394
An Act To Create the Comprehensive Health Insurance Risk Pool Association. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 1191, S.P. 396
An Act To Require a Resident To Purchase a Hunting License Before Entering Any Hunting Lottery. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1192, S.P. 397
An Act To Enhance Juvenile Rehabilitation. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1193, S.P. 399
An Act To Strengthen the Family Medical Leave Laws. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1194, S.P. 400
An Act To Improve Services of Animal Shelters. (Presented by Senator SAWYER of Penobscot)

L.D. 1195, S.P. 401
An Act To Allow the Transfer of Certain Permits. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1196, S.P. 402
An Act To Clarify the Definition of Independent Expenditures Under the Election Laws. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1197, S.P. 403
An Act To Preserve the Role of Assisted Living. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1198, S.P. 404
An Act Regarding the Criminal History Record Check of School Employees. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1199, S.P. 405
An Act To Establish the Lincoln and Sagadahoc Multicounty Jail Authority. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1200, H.P. 875
An Act To Allow an Appeal for Cancellation of Commercial Insurance. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1201, H.P. 876
An Act To Require the Owner or Operator of a Casino To Improve or Replace Utilities and Infrastructure in the Vicinity of the Casino. (Presented by Representative COLLINS of Wells)

L.D. 1202, H.P. 877
An Act To Require Consistency in the School Budget Process. (Presented by Representative ASH of Belfast)

L.D. 1203, H.P. 878
An Act Concerning Executive Sessions of Public Bodies. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1204, S.P. 398
An Act To Provide for Fairer Income Taxation. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 1205, H.P. 879
Resolve, Regarding the Effect of the Income Factor on General Purpose Aid for Local Schools. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Cornville)

L.D. 1206, H.P. 880
An Act To Encourage Responsible Employment Practices. (Presented by Speaker COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 1207, H.P. 881
An Act To Amend the Sales and Use Tax Law Regarding the Food Service and Lodging Industries. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1208, H.P. 882
An Act To Provide Property Tax Relief to Maine Citizens Who Meet Certain Guidelines. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 1209, H.P. 883
An Act To Conform the State Compromise of Tax Liability Procedure with Federal Procedures. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 1210, H.P. 884
Resolve, To Establish the Intergovernmental Advisory Commission. (Presented by Representative BOWEN of Rockport)

L.D. 1211, H.P. 885
An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Medical Certification of the Cause of Death and the Medical Examiner Act. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 1212, H.P. 886
An Act To Create the Bayside Utilities District. (Presented by Representative ASH of Belfast)

L.D. 1213, H.P. 887
An Act To Establish a Modern Transportation Policy. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 1214, H.P. 888
An Act Regarding Confidentiality and Mental Health. (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1215, H.P. 889
An Act To Amend the Animal Welfare Laws and Improve Funding. (Presented by Representative MILLETT of Waterford)

L.D. 1216, H.P. 890
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding County Government. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 1217, H.P. 891
An Act To Enhance the Collection of Tax Arrearages. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 1218, H.P. 892
An Act To Enact the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 1219, H.P. 893
An Act To Establish a Moratorium on Genetically Engineered Plants. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 1220, H.P. 894
An Act To Amend the Dates for Implementation of the Maine Rx Program and the Prescription Drug Price Reduction Act. (Presented by Representative KANE of Saco)

L.D. 1221, H.P. 895
An Act To Prohibit Skateboarding on State Highways. (Presented by Representative TREADWELL of Carmel)

L.D. 1222, H.P. 896
An Act To Penalize Timberland Owners rather than Truckers for Hauling Weight Violations. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 1223, H.P. 897
An Act Relating to Retirement Qualifications for Hazardous Materials Workers. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1224, H.P. 898
An Act To Increase Requirements for Notification of Release to Victims of Stalkers. (Presented by Representative CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 1225, H.P. 899
Resolve, To Assist Retired Teachers by Establishing a Health Insurance Payment Program. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 1226, H.P. 900
An Act To Clarify the Division of the Positions of Town Assessor and Selectman. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 1227, H.P. 901
An Act To Extend the Firearm Deer Hunting Season. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of China)

L.D. 1228, H.P. 902
An Act To Regulate the Breeding and Sale of Guinea Pigs. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 1229, H.P. 903
An Act To Provide School Vouchers to Students in Overcrowded Schools. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 1230, H.P. 904
An Act To Provide Mandatory Minimum Penalties for Vandalizing a Street Sign or Traffic Control Sign. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 1231, H.P. 905
An Act To Restrict Excessive Rental Fees for Self-service Storage Facilities. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1232, H.P. 906
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Increase the State Bonding Limit under Certain Circumstances. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1233, H.P. 907
An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1234, H.P. 908
An Act To Protect Moderate-value and High-value Bird Habitats. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 1235, H.P. 909
An Act To Provide Property Tax Relief to Maine Resident Homeowners. (Presented by Representative WOODBURY of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1236, H.P. 910
An Act To Regulate the Delivery Sales of Cigarettes and To Prevent the Sale of Cigarettes to Minors. (Presented by Representative CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 1237, H.P. 911
An Act To Promote Justice for Those Not Guilty of Crimes Due to Mental Disease or Defect. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 1238, H.P. 912
An Act To Encourage Hunting by Improving Hunting Laws. (Presented by Representative HONEY of Boothbay)

L.D. 1239, H.P. 913
An Act Concerning Universal Health Insurance. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 1240, H.P. 914
An Act To Amend the Regional Economic Development Revolving Loan Program. (Presented by Representative KAELIN of Winterport)

L.D. 1241, H.P. 915
An Act To Provide Tuition Subsidies for Students in High-growth Areas. (Presented by Representative VAUGHAN of Durham)

L.D. 1242, H.P. 916
An Act To Recognize the Regional Impact of Casino-style Gambling Facilities. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 1243, H.P. 917
An Act To Exclude Inclined Stairway Chairlifts from the Definition of Elevator. (Presented by Representative ANNIS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 1244, H.P. 918
An Act To Increase the Penalties for a Person Who Vandalizes Cemetery Property. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 1245, H.P. 919
Resolve, Regarding the Widening of Route 26 in Poland. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 1246, H.P. 920
Resolve, Regarding Searches of Curtilage by Certain State Agencies. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 1247, H.P. 921
An Act To Lower the Tax on Prepared Food from 7% to 5%. (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 1248, H.P. 922
An Act Concerning Disability Retirement Benefits under the Maine State Retirement System. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1249, H.P. 923
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Quality Child Care Tax Credit. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1250, H.P. 924
An Act To Provide an Exception to the Laws Governing Fingerprinting of Educational Personnel. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SNOWE-MELLO of Poland)

L.D. 1251, H.P. 925
An Act To Increase Access to Information Regarding Referendum Questions. (Presented by Representative MAKAS of Lewiston)

L.D. 1252, H.P. 926
An Act To Authorize Water and Wastewater Districts To Lease Their Assets. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 1253, H.P. 927
An Act to Ensure Playground Safety. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 1254, H.P. 928
An Act To Change the Maine Clean Election Laws. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1255, H.P. 929
An Act To Permit Sebago Lake Mooring Extensions. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Baldwin)

L.D. 1256, H.P. 930
An Act To Prohibit Unethical Drug Marketing Practices. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 1257, H.P. 931
An Act To Increase Returnable Beverage Container Redemption Rates. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1258, H.P. 932
An Act To Ensure Appropriate Education for Health Care Workers. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 1259, H.P. 933
An Act Regarding Hunting Hours, Permits and Seasons. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1260, S.P. 406
An Act To Improve MaineCare Cost-of-care Procedures Affecting Nursing Facility Residents and to Establish Clearer Duties for Powers of Attorney. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1261, S.P. 407
An Act To Support Clean and Efficient Energy for the Future of Maine's Economy and Environment. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

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