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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXI, No. 14

Monday, April 4, 2005

122ND LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Ch. 8 - An Act To Create a Family Reunion Day in August. (S.P. 76, L.D. 223)

Chaptered copies of the above measures may be obtained from the Engrossing Department, Room 106, State House, 7 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0007, Ph. 207-287-1649.

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2005

L.D. 1488, H.P. 1045
An Act To Give Parents Control over the Sex Education of Their Children. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 1489, H.P. 1046
An Act To Establish Citizen Ownership of Maine's Groundwater. (Presented by Representative EDER of Portland)

L.D. 1490, H.P. 1047
An Act To Create a Nonprofit State-run Insurance Plan. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 1491, H.P. 1048
An Act Requiring a Municipality To Provide Proof of Ownership before Selling Acquired Property. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 1492, H.P. 1049
An Act To Permit the Department of Health and Human Services To Charge Fees to Homestead Facility Residents. (Presented by Representative LERMAN of Augusta)

L.D. 1493, H.P. 1050
Resolve, Directing the Secretary of State To Request That the United States Secretary of Transportation Place Maine in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1494, H.P. 1051
An Act To Increase Faculty in Maine Nursing Education Programs. (Presented by Representative CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 1495, H.P. 1052
An Act To Limit Corporate Influence Over the Political Process. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1496, H.P. 1053
An Act To Reduce Maine's Health Insurance Rates and Expand Consumer Choice. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1497, S.P. 515
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Water Quality Standards for Ragged and Seboomook Lakes. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1498, S.P. 516
Resolve, To Establish the Committee To Study the Establishment of a Memorial for Emergency Medical Services Personnel and To Set Aside Space for That Memorial. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator COWGER of Kennebec)

L.D. 1499, S.P. 517
An Act To Amend the Laws Related to Health Insurance and Confidentiality of Property and Casualty Filings. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 1500, S.P. 518
An Act To Improve Campaign Financing and Reporting and the Administration of the Maine Clean Election Act. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 1501, S.P. 519
An Act To Prevent Domestic Abuse by Reinstating the Death Penalty for Persons Who Murder Family or Household Members. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 1502, H.P. 1054
An Act To Implement Recommendations of the Family Law Advisory Commission. (Submitted by the Family Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 19-A, section 354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 1503, H.P. 1055
An Act To Amend the Economic Development Statutes. (Presented by Representative BERUBE of Lisbon)

L.D. 1504, S.P. 520
An Act To Amend the Statutes Relating to Juveniles. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1505, S.P. 521
An Act To Amend the Sentencing Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1506, S.P. 522
An Act To Update the Laws Governing Borrow Pits and Quarries. (Presented by Senator NASS of York)

L.D. 1507, S.P. 523
An Act To Control the Spread of Methamphetamines. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1508, S.P. 524
An Act To Regulate Fire Alarm Contractors. (Presented by Senator NASS of York)

L.D. 1509, S.P. 525
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Manufactured Housing Board. (Presented by Senator HASTINGS of Oxford)

L.D. 1510, S.P. 526
An Act To Amend the Lobster Fishing Laws of Maine. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1511, H.P. 1056
An Act Regarding the Budget Process for the Legislative Youth Advisory Council. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 1512, H.P. 1057
Resolve, Directing the Bureau of Health To Study the Effectiveness and Quality of Reproductive Counseling. (Presented by Representative DAIGLE of Arundel)

L.D. 1513, H.P. 1058
An Act To Require Coordinated Early Childhood Care and Preschool Education in Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1514, H.P. 1059
An Act To Enhance the Transparency of Maine's Elections. (Presented by Representative PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1515, H.P. 1060
Resolve, To Establish a Responsive, Community-based, Cost-effective and Comprehensive Adult Mental Health System. (Presented by Representative PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1516, H.P. 1061
An Act To Eliminate the 3-step Sentencing Procedure Relating to the Imposition of Sentencing Alternatives That Include Imprisonment. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 1517, H.P. 1062
An Act Amending the Laws Regarding Persons Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of Insanity. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 1518, H.P. 1065
An Act To Increase Access to Justice in Maine's Court System. (Presented by Speaker RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1519, H.P. 1066
An Act Regarding Published Descriptions of Recreational Trails That Cross Certain Parcels of Private Property. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1520, H.P. 1067
An Act To Provide Reimbursement for Road Maintenance to Property Owners in the Unorganized Territory. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1521, H.P. 1068
An Act To Clarify Law Enforcement Procedures For Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1522, H.P. 1069
An Act To Provide Consumers an Itemized Receipt for Gasoline Purchased with a Credit or Debit Card. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1523, H.P. 1070
An Act To Create Lower-cost Health Insurance Options. (Presented by Representative WOODBURY of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1524, H.P. 1071
An Act To Update Professional and Occupational Licensing Laws. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative FARRINGTON of Gorham)

L.D. 1525, H.P. 1072
An Act To Amend the Real Estate Brokerage Laws. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 1526, H.P. 1073
An Act To Enact the Uniform Parentage Act and Conforming Amendments and Additional Amendments to Laws Concerning Probate, Adoption, Child Support, Child Protection and Other Family Law Issues. (Submitted by the Family Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 19-A, section 354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 1527, S.P. 529
Resolve, To Allow School Administrative District 16 To Sell a School in Anticipation of Closure. (Presented by Senator COWGER of Kennebec)

L.D. 1528, S.P. 530
An Act To Create a Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Maine. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1529, H.P. 1074
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 180, Subchapter XIII: Continued Provision of Free Appropriate Public Education for Five-Year-Olds Born Between September 1st and October 15th, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Education, State Board of Education pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1530, H.P. 1075
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 115: Certification, Authorization and Approval of Educational Personnel, Part I and Part II, 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.)

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.