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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXI, No. 3

Monday, January 17, 2005

122ND LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2005

L.D. 35, S.P. 15
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $75,000,000 for the Land for Maine's Future Fund. (Presented by Senator BRENNAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 36, S.P. 16
An Act To Promote Access to Transportation for Seniors. (Presented by Senator BRENNAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 37, S.P. 17
Resolve, To Establish a Demonstration Project To Create Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Programs for Immigrant and Refugee Populations. (Presented by Senator BRENNAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 38, S.P. 18
An Act To Enhance Highway Safety. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 39, S.P. 19
An Act To Amend the Definition of Authorized Emergency Vehicle. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 40, S.P. 20
An Act To Require That All Persons Engaging in Asbestos Abatement Activities Be Subject to Licensing and Certification Requirements. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 41, H.P. 37
An Act To Prohibit Credit Card Companies from Charging Late Fees on Certain Accounts. (Presented by Representative SCHATZ of Blue Hill)

L.D. 42, H.P. 38
An Act To Expand the Maine Economic Improvement Fund. (Presented by Representative FISCHER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 43, H.P. 39
An Act To Provide Hunters 70 Years of Age or Older with Antlerless Deer Permits. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 44, H.P. 40
An Act To Reform County Government. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 45, H.P. 41
Resolve, To Rename Chick Road in Lebanon and Sanford after the Late State Representative Howard Chick. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 46, H.P. 42
An Act To Require Permission of Customers before a Phone Company Can Bill Retroactively. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 47, H.P. 43
An Act To Require the State To Provide Winter Maintenance on State Aid Highways. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Ripley)

L.D. 48, H.P. 44
An Act To Ensure the Safe and Timely Retrieval of Wounded Bear. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 49, H.P. 45
Resolve, To Reduce Forgery and Fraud in Obtaining Prescription Drugs. (Presented by Representative GREELEY of Levant)

L.D. 50, H.P. 46
An Act To Ban Remote-control Hunting. (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 51, H.P. 47
Resolve, To Encourage Parents To Choose To Dedicate a Portion of Child Support Payments to College Investment Accounts. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 52, H.P. 48
An Act To Authorize Certain Campers To Carry Asthma Inhalers and Epinephrine Pens on Their Persons. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 53, H.P. 49
An Act To Criminalize Harming a Dog Used for Law Enforcement Purposes. (Presented by Representative FISCHER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 54, H.P. 50
An Act To Reduce Workers' Compensation Costs for Small Business Employers. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 55, H.P. 51
An Act To Create Guidelines and Procedures for Organ and Tissue Donation to Research Facilities. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 56, H.P. 52
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Facilitate the Repeal of the Taxation of Personal Property Valued at $1,000 or More. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 57, H.P. 53
An Act To Provide Free Tuition to Students Achieving Learning Results Standards. (Presented by Representative FISCHER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 58, H.P. 55
An Act To Support Payroll Processors. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LANSLEY of Sabattus)

L.D. 59, H.P. 54
An Act To Repeal the Authority of the Department of Transportation To Assess Impact Fees on New Businesses. (Presented by Representative RINES of Wiscasset)

L.D. 60, H.P. 56
Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Adopt Rules Regarding Accrual of Cost Savings. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CROSTHWAITE of Ellsworth)

L.D. 61, H.P. 57
An Act To Authorize a Judge To Order Involuntary Commitment of a Person with Mental Illness Not Taking Prescribed Medication. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 62, H.P. 58
Resolve, To Require the Department of Conservation To Maintain Public Access To the Fire Tower on Rocky Mountain near Allagash. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 63, H.P. 59
An Act To Use the Buying Power of the State To Purchase Heating Oil for Low-income and Elderly Residents. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 64, H.P. 60
An Act To Ensure the Maintenance of Veterans' Cemeteries. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 65, H.P. 61
An Act To Protect Consumers from Unfair Cancellation of Property Insurance Coverage. (Presented by Representative MOORE of Standish)

L.D. 66, H.P. 62
An Act To Reimburse Philip Wolley for Litigation Expenses Incurred in Connection with His Termination and Reinstatement as a State Employee. (Presented by Representative DUNN of Bangor)

L.D. 67, H.P. 63
An Act To Allow the Use of Crossbows for Hunting. (Presented by Representative MOODY of Manchester)

L.D. 68, H.P. 64
An Act To Eliminate Daylight Saving Time. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 69, H.P. 65
An Act To Reduce Costs to the Health Services System. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 70, H.P. 66
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Funding of State Special Elections. (Presented by Representative BROWN of South Berwick)

L.D. 71, H.P. 67
An Act To Amend the Law Pertaining to Nitrous Oxide Systems. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 72, H.P. 68
An Act To Promote Sound Science in Climate Change Policy. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 73, H.P. 69
An Act To Prohibit the Federal Government from Owning Property in the State Not Specifically Authorized in the United States Constitution. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 74, H.P. 70
An Act To Increase the Property Tax Exemption for Veterans. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 75, H.P. 71
An Act To Authorize Municipalities To Give Property Tax Relief to Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Personnel. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 76, H.P. 72
Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Amend Rules Regarding Payment for Goods and Services. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CROSTHWAITE of Ellsworth)

L.D. 77, H.P. 73
An Act To Require Valid Identification for All Purchases of Liquor. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 78, H.P. 74
An Act To Fund the Acquisition of Land by the Land for Maine's Future Board from the General Fund. (Presented by Representative CURLEY of Scarborough)

L.D. 79, S.P. 22
An Act To Allow the Issuance of Vanity Plates for Buses. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 80, S.P. 25
An Act To Amend the Law Governing Use of Seat Belts. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 81, S.P. 24
An Act To Establish a Limited Sales-tax-free Shopping Week. (Presented by Senator WOODCOCK of Franklin)

L.D. 82, S.P. 21
An Act To Suspend or Revoke Licenses and Permits Issued by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to a Person Convicted of Operating under the Influence. (Presented by Senator WOODCOCK of Franklin)

L.D. 83, S.P. 23
An Act to Prohibit Payment Card Skimming. (Presented by Senator SNOWE-MELLO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 84, S.P. 26
An Act Regarding Interscholastic Athletics. (Presented by Senator BRENNAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 85, S.P. 27
An Act To Establish Moxie as Maine's Official Beverage. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 86, S.P. 28
An Act To Increase the Availability of Individual Health Insurance in Maine. (Presented by Senator SNOWE-MELLO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 87, S.P. 29
An Act To Phase Out the Corporate Income Tax over a 5-year Period. (Presented by Senator WOODCOCK of Franklin)

L.D. 88, S.P. 30
An Act To Eliminate Automobile Inspection Requirements. (Presented by Senator WOODCOCK of Franklin)

L.D. 89, S.P. 31
An Act To Give the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife the Authority To Allow the Operation of Snowmobiles Registered outside the State at Special Events Occurring in the State. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 90, S.P. 32
An Act Regarding the Gambling Control Board. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 91, S.P. 33
An Act To Amend the Law Governing the Storage of Spirits. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 92, S.P. 34
An Act To Provide for Sales Tax Exemption Reciprocity for School Groups Visiting Other Jurisdictions. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 93, S.P. 35
An Act Concerning Disability Retirement Benefits under the Maine State Retirement System. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 94, S.P. 36
An Act To Credit Utility Customers with Certain Amounts Paid as Fines. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 95, S.P. 37
An Act To Support the Department of Conservation, Bureau of Forestry's Aerial Fire Suppression Program. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 96, S.P. 38
An Act To Increase the Adult Education State Subsidy by a Specific Percentage. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 97, S.P. 39
An Act To Terminate Payments to the Maine Workers' Compensation Residual Market Pool from the Maine Insurance Guaranty Association. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 98, S.P. 40
An Act To Codify Senate Districts in Statute. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 99, H.P. 75
An Act To Include Specific Bodies of Water within Class C Standards. (Presented by Representative MAKAS of Lewiston)

L.D. 100, H.P. 76
Resolve, Requiring the Secretary of State To Develop Voting Systems Standards. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PATRICK of Rumford)

L.D. 101, H.P. 77
An Act To Amend the Membership of the InforME Board. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 102, H.P. 78
An Act To Allow the Part-time Assignment of State Police Officers to Municipalities. (Presented by Representative BLANCHETTE of Bangor)

L.D. 103, H.P. 79
An Act To Establish the Fully Informed Jury Act. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 104, H.P. 80
An Act To Require Cigarettes Sold in Maine To Be Fire-safe. (Presented by Representative RINES of Wiscasset)

L.D. 105, H.P. 81
An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to Temporary Guardianship. (Presented by Representative BISHOP of Boothbay)

L.D. 106, H.P. 82
An Act To Provide Equity in the State Contribution to County Jail Expenses. (Presented by Representative FLETCHER of Winslow)

L.D. 107, H.P. 83
An Act Guaranteeing Freedom of Choice Regarding the Disposition of One's Own Organs. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 108, H.P. 84
An Act To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Analyze Costs before the Legislature Imposes Mandates. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 109, H.P. 85
An Act To Require That Accelerated Campaign Finance Reports Be Completed by Both Clean Election and Nonparticipating Candidates. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 110, H.P. 86
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Study Public Health Concerning Chain Restaurants. (Presented by Representative CRAVEN of Lewiston)

L.D. 111, H.P. 87
An Act To Promote Health Insurance Coverage for Employees of Small Businesses. (Presented by Representative CURLEY of Scarborough)

L.D. 112, H.P. 88
An Act To Conform Maine Estate Tax Law with Federal Estate Tax Laws. (Presented by Representative CURLEY of Scarborough)

L.D. 113, H.P. 89
An Act To Allow Animal Control Officers and Individuals Who Collect Trash To Use Flashing Amber Lights on Their Vehicles. (Presented by Representative BROWNE of Vassalboro)

L.D. 114, H.P. 90
An Act To Provide a Mandate-free Health Insurance Policy. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Cornish)

L.D. 115, H.P. 91
An Act Enabling Municipalities To Establish Municipal Land Banks Funded by Local Option Real Estate Transfer Taxes. (Presented by Representative RECTOR of Thomaston)

L.D. 116, H.P. 92
An Act To Ensure Funding for After-school Programs. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 117, H.P. 93
An Act To Amend Provisions of the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission Law. (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 118, H.P. 94
An Act To Provide Tax Relief for People with Functional Limitations. (Presented by Representative BOWLES of Sanford)

L.D. 119, H.P. 95
An Act To Promote Math and Science Education Learning Kindergarten to Grade 12. (Presented by Representative CAIN of Orono)

L.D. 120, H.P. 96
An Act To Require the Turkey Season To Include the Last 2 Weeks of April. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 121, H.P. 97
An Act To Improve Communication, Cooperation and Efficiencies in State Government. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 122, H.P. 98
An Act To Allow Insurers To Limit Their Uninsured Motorist Coverage to Persons Listed on the Policy. (Presented by Representative FISCHER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 123, H.P. 99
An Act Concerning Multiple-item Bond Issues. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 124, H.P. 100
An Act To Require Informational Signs on the Maine Turnpike for The Theater at Monmouth. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 125, H.P. 101
An Act To Allow Timothy Gousse To Purchase Water from the Gardiner Water District. (Presented by Representative MILLER of Somerville)

L.D. 126, H.P. 102
Resolve, Authorizing the City of Gardiner To Refinance Certain Temporary Bond Anticipation Notes Issued for Its Wastewater Project. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HANLEY of Gardiner)

L.D. 127, H.P. 103
An Act To Require Health Insurance Policies To Provide Coverage for Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 128, H.P. 104
An Act To Create a License Plate for the Elks Organization. (Presented by Representative MILLER of Somerville)

L.D. 129, H.P. 105
An Act To Establish the Unused Prescription Drug Program. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 130, H.P. 106
An Act To Establish a Single-payor Health Care System. (Presented by Representative TWOMEY of Biddeford)

L.D. 131, H.P. 109
An Act To Delay the Fiscal Sustainability of the Highway Fund. (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 132, H.P. 110
An Act To Amend the Law Governing Construction Flaggers. (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 133, H.P. 111
Resolve, To Support Long-term Forest Management and Sound Silviculture. (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 134, H.P. 112
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Study Public Health. (Submitted by the Commission to Study Public Health pursuant to Resolve 2003, chapter 95, sections 7 and 8.)

L.D. 135, S.P. 41
An Act To Create a Senior Tax Rebate Program for Established Residents. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 136, S.P. 42
An Act To Allow an Appeal for Cancellation of Commercial Insurance. (Presented by Senator COWGER of Kennebec)

L.D. 137, S.P. 43
An Act To Prohibit a Landowner from Charging a Fee for Bear Baiting. (Presented by Senator COWGER of Kennebec)

L.D. 138, S.P. 44
Resolve, To Provide Efficient Highway Access to Central Maine Medical Services. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 139, S.P. 45
An Act To Make a Record of Dog Licenses Available On-line. (Presented by Senator ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 140, S.P. 46
An Act To Change the Name of T8 SD to Fletchers Landing Township. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 141, S.P. 47
An Act To Ensure Proper Disposal of Debris and Protection of the Environment. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 142, S.P. 48
An Act To Protect Supplemental Security Income Benefits. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 143, S.P. 49
An Act To Improve Access to Public Lands. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 144, S.P. 50
An Act To Redefine the Boundaries of the Fairfield Sanctuary. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 145, S.P. 51
An Act Concerning Appeal Rights under the Maine Enterprise Option Program. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 146, S.P. 52
An Act To Repeal the Tax on Private Nonmedical Institutions. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 147, S.P. 53
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Revoke the Voting Privileges of Persons Convicted of Certain Crimes. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 148, S.P. 54
An Act To Require Certain Physicians To Provide Information about Thimerosal in Vaccines. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 149, S.P. 55
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $5,000,000 for the Fractionation Development Center. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 150, S.P. 56
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Require a 2/3 Vote of the Legislature To Enact or Increase a Tax. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 151, S.P. 57
An Act To Improve the Delivery of Maine's Mental Health Services. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 152, S.P. 58
An Act To Change the Oversight of the Maine Pilotage Commission. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 153, S.P. 59
An Act To Require Enforcement of the Low-emission Vehicle Program. (Presented by Senator COWGER of Kennebec)

L.D. 154, S.P. 60
An Act To Restore MaineCare Mental Health Services to Children, Adults and Senior Citizens. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 155, S.P. 61
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Transportation To Build a Truck Escape Ramp on Route 16. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 156, S.P. 62
An Act To Adjust the Wage Base for the Unemployment Compensation System. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 157, S.P. 63
An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Juror Information. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 158, S.P. 64
An Act To Validate Collective Bargaining Provisions That May Affect Education Policies. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 159, S.P. 65
An Act To Restrict Undocumented Mortgage Agreements. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 160, S.P. 66
An Act To Ban Smoking in Bingo Halls, Off-track Betting Facilities and Enclosed Areas of Clubs Licensed for the Sale of Food or Alcohol. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 161, S.P. 67
An Act To Assist Dental Hygienists. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 162, H.P. 113
An Act To Protect the Rights of Leaseholders and Ensure Their Continued Access to Land. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 163, H.P. 114
Resolve, To Designate a Certain Intersection in Sidney as the Trooper Jeffrey S. Parola Memorial. (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 164, H.P. 115
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Signs at Service Stations. (Presented by Representative BRYANT-DESCHENES of Turner)

L.D. 165, H.P. 116
Resolve, Directing the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Support All-terrain Vehicle Clubs in Their Efforts To Mark Trails. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 166, H.P. 117
An Act To Prohibit Firearms in a Courthouse. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 167, H.P. 118
An Act To Provide Flexibility for Sea Urchin Zones. (Presented by Representative PERCY of Phippsburg)

L.D. 168, H.P. 119
An Act To Establish a Statewide Residency Requirement for General Assistance. (Presented by Representative BROWNE of Vassalboro)

L.D. 169, H.P. 120
An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Resale Certificates. (Presented by Representative MOODY of Manchester)

L.D. 170, H.P. 121
An Act To Provide Funding for a Veterans' Cemetery in Springvale. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Kittery)

L.D. 171, H.P. 122
An Act To Allocate Funds To Erect a Bridge between Madawaska and Pelletier Island in St. Agatha. (Presented by Representative PARADIS of Frenchville)

L.D. 172, H.P. 123
An Act Requiring Protective Headgear for All Operators and Passengers on Motorcycles, Motor-driven Cycles and Mopeds. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Kittery)

L.D. 173, H.P. 124
An Act To Limit Recertification of Nursing Facility Residents to One Regulatory Organization. (Presented by Representative MARRACHÉ of Waterville)

L.D. 174, H.P. 125
An Act To Provide Funding for the Applied Technology Development Center System. (Presented by Representative FINCH of Fairfield)

L.D. 175, H.P. 126
An Act To Permit Logo Signs on the Maine Turnpike. (Presented by Representative VALENTINO of Saco)

L.D. 176, H.P. 127
An Act To Eliminate Limitations on Access to Medications under Certain State Programs. (Presented by Representative MARRACHÉ of Waterville)

L.D. 177, H.P. 128
An Act To Increase the Homestead Property Tax Exemption. (Presented by Representative EDGECOMB of Caribou)

L.D. 178, H.P. 129
An Act To Support Animal Welfare. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 179, H.P. 130
An Act To Exempt Alternative Power Systems from Property Taxes. (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 180, H.P. 131
An Act To Appropriate State Funds To Protect Potato Farmland in Aroostook County from Blight and Other Diseases That Could Occur with the 2004 Crop Unless Cull Potatoes Are Dumped Properly. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PARADIS of Frenchville)

L.D. 181, H.P. 132
Resolve, Requiring the Department of Health and Human Services To Reimburse Henrietta D. Goodall Hospital for 2002 MaineCare Costs. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 182, H.P. 133
An Act To Provide Funding for Domestic Violence Shelters. (Presented by Representative GROSE of Woolwich)

L.D. 183, H.P. 134
An Act Relating to the Definition of Indigenous Species. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 184, H.P. 135
An Act To Improve Prevailing Wage Standards in Maine. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 185, H.P. 136
An Act To Amend the Law on Mercury-added Products. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 186, H.P. 137
An Act To Provide Certain Students with Full Tuition for State Institutions of Higher Learning. (Presented by Representative FISCHER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 187, H.P. 138
An Act To Delay Certain Educational Assessment Requirements. (Presented by Representative MAKAS of Lewiston)

L.D. 188, H.P. 139
An Act To Promote the Uniform Implementation of the Statewide Standards for Timber Harvesting and Related Activities in Shoreland Areas. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 189, H.P. 140
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Provide Property Tax Relief to Owners of Property Used for Commercial Fishing and Homestead Land. (Presented by Representative PERCY of Phippsburg)

L.D. 190, H.P. 141
An Act Relating to the Treatment of Employers and Military Personnel in Connection with "Call to Duty" Activity. (Presented by Representative FISHER of Brewer)

L.D. 191, H.P. 142
An Act Requiring Internet Auction Registration. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 192, H.P. 143
An Act To Establish the Pine Tree Recreation Zone. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MOODY of Manchester)

L.D. 193, H.P. 144
An Act To Strengthen Wildlife Habitat Protection. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 194, H.P. 145
An Act To Restrict Personal Benefit by Public Employees. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 195, H.P. 146
An Act To Conform the Maine Tax Code with the Federal Health Savings Accounts Laws. (Presented by Representative RECTOR of Thomaston)

L.D. 196, H.P. 147
An Act To Enhance MaineCare Reimbursement Rates for Ambulance Services. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 197, H.P. 148
An Act To Reduce Dependence on Fossil Fuels by Advancing Biodiesel Use. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 198, H.P. 149
An Act To Enhance the Role of the Fogler Library as the Research Library for the State of Maine. (Presented by Representative CAIN of Orono)

L.D. 199, H.P. 150
An Act To Support and Expand Regional Teacher Development Centers. (Presented by Representative NORTON of Bangor)

L.D. 200, H.P. 151
An Act To Improve Teaching and Learning Conditions in Maine Schools. (Presented by Representative NORTON of Bangor)

L.D. 201, H.P. 152
An Act To Discontinue Transitional Child Care Services. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 202, H.P. 153
An Act To Clarify Matters Relating to the Offices of Secretary and Treasurer of the Maine Turnpike Authority. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 203, H.P. 154
An Act To Make Changes to the ASPIRE-TANF Program. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 204, H.P. 155
An Act To Protect Dogs That Are Left Outside. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 205, H.P. 156
An Act Providing for Regulation of the Cable Television Industry by the Public Utilities Commission. (Presented by Representative GERZOFSKY of Brunswick)

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