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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXI, No. 2

Monday, January 10, 2005

122ND LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2005

L.D. 3, H.P. 8
Resolve, To Equalize Funding of Rail Service from New Hampshire. (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 4, H.P. 9
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Change the Property Valuation Process. (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 5, H.P. 10
An Act To Promote Provision of Dental Services to Indigent Children. (Presented by Representative MOODY of Manchester)

L.D. 6, H.P. 11
An Act To Prohibit a Credit Card Processing Company from Charging a Termination Fee. (Presented by Representative MOODY of Manchester)

L.D. 7, H.P. 12
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 15: Rules Relating to Severance Pay, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Labor pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 8, H.P. 13
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of the Repeal of Chapter 130: Rules for Equivalent Instruction Programs, a Major Substantive Rule That Has Been Provisionally Repealed by the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Education pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 9, H.P. 14
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 11: Registration, Collection and Dissemination of Prescription Data Relating to Schedule II, III and IV Drugs, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Substance Abuse. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Substance Abuse pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 10, H.P. 15
Resolve, To Fund a Study Regarding Health Care for Maine's Firefighters. (Submitted by the Maine Fire Protection Services Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 3371.)

L.D. 11, H.P. 16
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 40: Medication Administration in Maine Schools, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Education pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 12, S.P. 11
An Act To Implement the School Finance and Tax Reform Act of 2003. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 13, S.P. 12
An Act To Support Maine Sawmills and Lumberyards. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 14, H.P. 17
An Act To Clarify Eligibility for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 15, H.P. 18
An Act To Inform Patrons of Food Service Establishments about the Use of Latex Gloves in Food Preparation. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 16, H.P. 19
An Act To Amend the Certificate of Need Process. (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 17, H.P. 20
An Act To Ensure Fair Reimbursement for the Medical Care Provided to State Inmates. (Presented by Representative RECTOR of Thomaston)

L.D. 18, H.P. 21
An Act To Require the Department of Transportation To Maintain the Morneault Road in Grand Isle. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Van Buren)

L.D. 19, H.P. 22
An Act To Clarify the Law Regarding Transfer Tax Liability for Deeds between Domestic Partners. (Presented by Representative MAZUREK of Rockland)

L.D. 20, H.P. 23
An Act To Amend the Law Governing Hunting and Fishing Licenses for Maine National Guard Members. (Presented by Representative BRYANT-DESCHENES of Turner)

L.D. 21, H.P. 24
An Act To Enhance Community Involvement Regarding Methadone Clinics. (Presented by Representative MAZUREK of Rockland)

L.D. 22, H.P. 25
Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Issue a Policy Clarifying Public Access Requirements for Ponds To Qualify for Fish Stocking Programs. (Presented by Representative BRYANT-DESCHENES of Turner)

L.D. 23, H.P. 26
An Act To Establish Charity Appreciation Week. (Presented by Representative FISCHER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 24, H.P. 27
An Act To Provide for the Efficient Administration of Family Development Accounts. (Presented by Representative BOWEN of Rockport)

L.D. 25, H.P. 28
An Act To Educate Women on the Medical Risks Associated with Abortion. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 26, H.P. 29
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Stranded Costs of Transmission and Distribution Utilities. (Presented by Representative FISCHER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 27, H.P. 30
An Act To Require That Licensed Pastoral Counselors Be Recognized as Licensed Professionals for Purposes of Insurance Reimbursement. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 28, H.P. 31
An Act To Require That Mental Health Workers with Family Therapist Licenses Be Recognized as Licensed Professionals for Purposes of Insurance Reimbursement. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 29, H.P. 32
An Act To Provide Justice to Those Found Not Guilty Due to Mental Disease or Defect and Decrease Costs to the State. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 30, H.P. 33
An Act To Apply a System of Spending Limitations to State, County and Municipal Governments and School Administrative Units. (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 31, H.P. 34
An Act To Establish the Administrative Operating Budget for the Maine State Retirement System for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2006. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Maine State Retirement System pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 17103, subsection 13.)

L.D. 32, H.P. 35
Resolve, To Reestablish the Health Care System and Health Security Board. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Health Care System and Health Security Board pursuant to Public Law 2001, chapter 439, Pt. ZZZ, as amended by Public Law 2003, chapter 492.)

L.D. 33, H.P. 36
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 101: Establishment of the Capital Investment Fund, a Major Substantive Rule of the Governor's Office of Health Policy and Finance. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Governor's Office of Health Policy and Finance pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 34, S.P. 14
An Act To Institute Loser-pay Litigation in the State of Maine. (Presented by Senator CLUKEY of Aroostook)

Copies of the Bills may be obtained from the Document Room, First Floor, State House, Augusta, Maine 04333-0002 - Ph: 207-287-1408 or by e-mailing a request to webmaster_house@legislature.maine.gov . Please include your mailing address as we can not mail bill text electronically.

Bill text is also available at the Maine Legislature Web Site http://janus.state.me.us/legis - choose "Session Information" to go to the list of available bills. New bills are added every couple of days.

Bill status information is available at http://janus.state.me.us/legis/session.