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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXI, No. 9

Monday, February 28, 2005

122ND LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2005

L.D. 871, S.P. 284
An Act To Recapitalize the Municipal Investment Trust Fund. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 872, H.P. 622
An Act To Extend Registration for Violent Sex Offenders. (Presented by Representative GERZOFSKY of Brunswick)

L.D. 873, H.P. 623
An Act To Give 2 Moose Hunting Permits to Hunt of a Lifetime. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 874, H.P. 624
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Concealed Firearms Permits. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 875, H.P. 625
An Act To Change the Procedure When a Maine School Administrative District Budget Fails. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 876, H.P. 626
An Act Authorizing a General Fund Bond Issue To Encourage Development of Maine's Traditional Industries. (Presented by Representative PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 877, S.P. 285
Resolve, To Prevent the Upstream Migration of Exotic Species past the Fish River Falls and into the Fish River Watershed. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 878, S.P. 286
An Act To Allow Assignment of Workers' Compensation Payments to 3rd Parties Providing Income Protection Benefits. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 879, S.P. 287
An Act To Ensure Equity in Appeals of Workers' Compensation Cases. (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 880, S.P. 288
An Act To Prohibit Municipal Landfill Dumping. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 881, S.P. 289
An Act To Amend the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992 To Facilitate Timely Independent Medical Examinations and Benefit Payments. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 882, S.P. 290
An Act To Ensure Fair Distribution of Matching Funds under the Maine Clean Election Act. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 883, S.P. 291
An Act To Require All School Administrators To Spend Time Weekly in the Classroom with Students. (Presented by Senator CLUKEY of Aroostook)

L.D. 884, S.P. 292
An Act To Protect Motherhood. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 885, S.P. 293
An Act To Discourage Further the Sale of Tobacco to Minors. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 886, S.P. 294
An Act To Promote Parity in the Laws Governing Smoking in the Workplace. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 887, S.P. 295
An Act To Amend the Education Laws Regarding Equivalent Instruction, Medical Screening and Adult Education. (Presented by Senator ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 888, S.P. 296
An Act To Require Health Insurers and Health Maintenance Organizations To Issue Uniform Prescription Drug Benefit Cards. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 889, S.P. 297
An Act To Create the County Government Capital Improvements Revolving Loan Fund. (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 890, S.P. 298
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Certain State Parks. (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 891, S.P. 299
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Fight Global Warming through Energy Conservation. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 892, S.P. 300
An Act To Ensure an Adequate Supply of a Skilled Health Care Workforce. (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 893, S.P. 301
An Act To Change Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Certain Cases. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 894, S.P. 302
An Act To Require Guardians ad Litem To Receive Counseling Training. (Presented by Senator SNOWE-MELLO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 895, S.P. 303
An Act To Expand the Authority of Maine's Lobster Management Policy Councils. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 896, S.P. 304
An Act To Encourage State Employees To Continue Employment. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 897, S.P. 305
An Act To Improve the Quality of Kindergarten Education in Maine. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 898, S.P. 306
An Act To Preserve Dirigo Health. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 899, S.P. 307
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Erect Signs on the Maine Turnpike Directing Motorists to "Historic Downtown Saco". (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 900, S.P. 308
An Act To Require That Municipal and County Spending Be Tracked and Analyzed by the State Planning Office. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 901, S.P. 309
Resolve, To Create a New Pension System for Newly Hired Teachers and State Employees. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 902, S.P. 310
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Change the Method of Calculating Property Values To Preserve Home Ownership in Maine. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 903, S.P. 311
An Act To Strengthen the Penalties for Sales to Minors or Purchases by Minors of Alcoholic Beverages. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 904, S.P. 312
An Act To Create the Maine Asthma and Lung Disease Research Fund. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 905, S.P. 313
An Act To Modernize the Innkeeping Statutes. (Presented by Senator COWGER of Kennebec)

L.D. 906, S.P. 314
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Licensure of Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Denturists. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 907, S.P. 315
An Act Authorizing a General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Community Support Services for Persons with Mental Illness. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 908, H.P. 627
An Act To Protect Homosexuals from Discrimination. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 909, H.P. 628
An Act To Help Home Day Care Providers Obtain Homeowners and Liability Insurance. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 910, H.P. 629
An Act To Include Regional Transportation Systems under the Maine Tort Claims Act. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 911, H.P. 630
An Act To Honor Air Force Veterans. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 912, H.P. 631
An Act Regarding Noncompete Agreements. (Presented by Representative MOORE of Standish)

L.D. 913, H.P. 632
An Act To Promote Green Power Use at State Buildings. (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 914, H.P. 633
An Act To Prohibit Campaign Expenditures except during an Established Campaign Season. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 915, H.P. 634
An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Habitual Offender Law. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 916, H.P. 635
An Act To Amend the Workers' Compensation Medical Fee Schedule To Include Hospital Charges. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Van Buren)

L.D. 917, H.P. 636
An Act To Allow Hunting on Sunday for Resident Landowners. (Presented by Representative FITTS of Pittsfield)

L.D. 918, H.P. 637
An Act To Provide for the Payment of Attorney's Fees in a Parental Rights and Responsibilities Action. (Presented by Representative TARDY of Newport)

L.D. 919, H.P. 638
An Act Amending Public Notification Laws for Sex Offenders Living Near Schools and Day-care Centers. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 920, H.P. 639
An Act To Require Insurance Companies To Provide Truthful Information.

L.D. 921, H.P. 640
An Act To Restructure the Board of Trustees of the Maine School of Science and Mathematics. (Presented by Representative CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 922, H.P. 641
An Act Regarding Insurance Payments When an Automobile Is Totaled. (Presented by Representative BRYANT-DESCHENES of Turner)

L.D. 923, H.P. 642
Resolve, To Begin and End the Fall Wild Turkey Hunting Season One Week Earlier. (Presented by Representative VAUGHAN of Durham)

L.D. 924, H.P. 643
An Act To Require That the Name and Address of an Owner of a Limited Liability Company Be in the Articles of Organization. (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 925, H.P. 644
An Act To Fairly Apportion the Cost of Sheriff Patrol Services. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 926, H.P. 645
An Act Authorizing a General Fund Bond Issue To Preserve Maine's Traditional Working Waterfront and Farming Economies by Ensuring Access to Working Waterfront and Farmland. (Presented by Representative PERCY of Phippsburg)

L.D. 927, H.P. 646
An Act To Decrease the Burden on Jails and Improve Treatment for People Living with Mental Illness by Fostering Jail Diversion. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 928, H.P. 647
Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study the Commitment Process for Persons Adjudged Not Criminally Responsible. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 929, H.P. 648
An Act To Create Freedom of Citizen Information Regarding Ballot Questions and Political Action Committees. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 930, H.P. 649
An Act To Amend the Procedure for Election of the Casco Bay Island Transit District Board. (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 931, H.P. 650
An Act To Ensure Equitable Treatment of Students by Private Secondary Schools with a Majority of Students Funded by the State. (Presented by Representative WALCOTT of Lewiston)

L.D. 932, H.P. 651
An Act To Clearly Identify Maine Corporations. (Presented by Representative LINDELL of Frankfort)

L.D. 933, H.P. 652
An Act To Amend the Maine Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Act. (Presented by Representative BEAUDETTE of Biddeford)

L.D. 934, H.P. 653
Resolve, To Transfer Ownership of Certain Public Reserved Lands to the Town of Allagash. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 935, H.P. 654
An Act To Allow Hunters in Maine To Take 2 Deer per Year. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 936, H.P. 655
An Act To Amend the Maine Tort Claims Act. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 937, H.P. 656
Resolve, To Study the Feasibility of Dividing Maine into 2 States. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 938, H.P. 657
Resolve, To Restore the Atlantic Salmon Population on the Pleasant River. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 939, H.P. 658
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Preserve the Integrity of the Citizen-initiated Petition Process. (Presented by Representative BOWLES of Sanford)

L.D. 940, H.P. 659
An Act To Amend the Law Pertaining to All-terrain Vehicle Violations. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 941, H.P. 660
An Act To Make an Exception to the Law Regarding Licensing of Fair Vendors Selling Tobacco Products. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Skowhegan)

L.D. 942, S.P. 317
An Act To Prohibit Shooting Wild Turkey Decoys. (Presented by Senator WOODCOCK of Franklin)

L.D. 943, S.P. 318
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Department of Labor's Construction Industry Wage and Hour Survey. (Presented by Senator COWGER of Kennebec)

L.D. 944, S.P. 319
An Act Regarding Independent Campaign Expenditures. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 945, S.P. 320
An Act To Allow the Counting of Absentee Ballots prior to Election Day. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 946, S.P. 321
An Act To Prohibit Petition Blockers from Polling Places. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 947, S.P. 322
An Act To Clarify the Laws Regarding Motor Vehicle Title Applications. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 948, S.P. 323
An Act To Shelter IRAs from the Bankruptcy Law. (Presented by Senator COWGER of Kennebec)

L.D. 949, S.P. 324
An Act To Enhance the Supervisory Powers of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Financial Institutions. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 950, S.P. 325
An Act To Allow the Shipment of Cigars into Maine. (Presented by Senator PLOWMAN of Penobscot)

L.D. 951, H.P. 661
An Act To Amend Adjustments to Transportation Costs under the School Funding Formula. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 952, H.P. 662
An Act To Regulate Political Advertising. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of China)

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.