weekly
LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXII, No. 1

Tuesday, January 3, 2006

122ND LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2006

L.D. 1694, S.P. 648
An Act To Allow the Towns of Mapleton, Castle Hill and Chapman To Deposit All Tax Revenues, Grant Revenues and Other Income and Revenues into One Depository Account. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1695, S.P. 649
An Act To Authorize the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife 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. 1696, S.P. 650
An Act To Clarify the Assessment of Costs To Maintain a Private Way or Bridge. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1697, S.P. 651
An Act Regarding the Appointment of Harbor Masters. (Presented by Senator HASTINGS of Oxford)

L.D. 1698, S.P. 652
An Act To Continue the Tourism Cooperative Marketing Fund. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1699, H.P. 1206
An Act To Improve Workplace Safety. (Presented by Representative FISCHER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 1700, H.P. 1207
An Act To Protect Military Families. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FISCHER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 1701, H.P. 1208
Resolve, To Ensure the Coordination and Effectiveness in the Provision of Outpatient and Medication Management Services under Maine's Noncategorical Waiver. (Presented by Representative BRANNIGAN of Portland)

L.D. 1702, H.P. 1209
An Act To Increase Efficiency in Truck Hauling. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CARR of Lincoln)

L.D. 1703, H.P. 1210
An Act To Provide Supplemental Funding for Mileage Reimbursement for Volunteers for the Meals on Wheels Programs. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield)

L.D. 1704, H.P. 1211
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Archery Hunting Season. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Kittery)

L.D. 1705, H.P. 1212
An Act To Require That Automobile Extended Service Warranties Purchased by Maine Citizens Provide for Arbitration in the State. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 1706, H.P. 1213
An Act To Prohibit Parking in Access Aisles. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1707, H.P. 1214
Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Health and Human Services To Develop Strategies To Keep Senior Citizens Safe from Falls. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield)

L.D. 1708, H.P. 1215
An Act To Allow the Buckfield Village Corporation To Be Dissolved and Combined with the Town of Buckfield. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HANLEY of Paris)

L.D. 1709, H.P. 1216
An Act To Provide for the Issuance of a Bench Warrant upon Failure To Appear for a Hearing on Nonpayment of a County Jail Reimbursement Fee. (Presented by Representative CROSTHWAITE of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1710, H.P. 1217
Resolve, Authorizing the State Tax Assessor To Convey the Interest of the State in Certain Real Estate in the Unorganized Territory. (Presented by Representative WOODBURY of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1711, H.P. 1218
An Act To Make Minor Substantive Changes to the Tax Laws. (Presented by Representative WOODBURY of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1712, H.P. 1219
An Act To Restore the Funding to the Fund for the Efficient Delivery of Local and Regional Services. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Intergovernmental Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 30-A, section 2181, subsection 4, paragraph F.)

L.D. 1713, H.P. 1220
Resolve, To Direct the State Planning Office To Establish a Working Group To Standardize Accounting Standards at All Levels of Government. (Submitted by the Intergovernmental Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 30-A, section 2181, subsection 4, paragraph F.)

L.D. 1714, H.P. 1221
An Act To Increase Staffing for the Intergovernmental Advisory Commission. (Submitted by the Intergovernmental Advisory Commission pursuant to Maine Revised Statutes Title, 30-A, section 2181, subsection 4, paragraph F.)

L.D. 1715, H.P. 1222
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Employees of the Workers' Compensation Board. (Submitted by the Workers' Compensation Board pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 39-A, section 152, subsection 11.)

L.D. 1716, H.P. 1223
An Act To Require Presentence Investigations of All Persons Convicted of a Sex Offense. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety pursuant to Public Law 2005, chapter 423, section 24.)

L.D. 1717, H.P. 1224
An Act To Create Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Persons Convicted of Certain Sex Offenses against Victims under 12 Years of Age. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety pursuant to Public Law 2005, chapter 423, section 24.)

L.D. 1718, H.P. 1225
An Act To Increase from a Class D Crime to a Class C Crime Violation of Privacy if the Victim Is under 16 Years of Age. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety pursuant to Public Law 2005, chapter 423, section 24.)

L.D. 1719, H.P. 1226
An Act To Establish the Administrative Operating Budget for the Maine State Retirement System for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2007. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Maine State Retirement System pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 17103, subsection 13.)

L.D. 1720, H.P. 1227
An Act To Make Revisions to the Maine Revised Statutes Relating to Agriculture. (Submitted by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources pursuant to Public Law 2005, chapter 382, Part G.)

L.D. 1721, H.P. 1229
Resolve, Creating a Forensic Board To Manage the Release of Certain Sex Offenders. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety pursuant to Public Law 2005, chapter 423, section 24.)

L.D. 1722, H.P. 1230
An Act To Expand the List of Prior Crimes That May Be Considered When Determining Whether a Person Is a Repeat Sexual Assault Offender. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety pursuant to Public Law 2005, chapter 423, section 24.)

L.D. 1723, H.P. 1231
An Act To Address Benefits for Employees and Officers of Credit Unions. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 1724, H.P. 1232
An Act To Control Alcohol in the Maine Woods. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 1725, H.P. 1233
An Act To Enhance the Integrity of the Moose Lottery. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MOODY of Manchester)

L.D. 1726, H.P. 1234
An Act To Allocate Child Support Appropriately. (Presented by Representative FLOOD of Winthrop)

L.D. 1727, H.P. 1235
An Act To Extend the Lobbyist Reporting Requirements to Executive Branch Lobbying Activities. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 1728, H.P. 1236
Resolve, Directing the Cumberland County Commissioners To Establish a Task Force To Establish New County Commissioner Districts. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 1729, H.P. 1237
An Act To Promote College Savings Accounts. (Presented by Representative DRISCOLL of Westbrook)

L.D. 1730, H.P. 1238
An Act To Ensure Business Equity in Commercial Vehicle Registration. (Presented by Representative BLANCHARD of Old Town)

L.D. 1731, H.P. 1239
An Act To Require That New Road Construction or Repair Include Sidewalks or Bikeways or Both. (Presented by Representative CRAVEN of Lewiston)

L.D. 1732, H.P. 1240
An Act To Protect Real Estate Values Impaired by Railroad Operations. (Presented by Representative FINCH of Fairfield)

L.D. 1733, H.P. 1241
Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services To Enter into Long-term Ground Leases of Real Property and To Convey the Stone Buildings, the Administrative Building and the Center Building Formerly Occupied by the Augusta Mental Health Institute. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 1734, H.P. 1242
An Act To Increase Accessibility to Health Insurance. (Presented by Representative GLYNN of South Portland)

L.D. 1735, H.P. 1243
An Act To Authorize Chebeague Island To Secede from the Town of Cumberland. (Presented by Representative McKENNEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1736, H.P. 1244
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Boothbay Harbor Sewer District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BISHOP of Boothbay)

L.D. 1737, S.P. 654
An Act To Provide Funding for the Construction of a Regional Career Vocational Center. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1738, S.P. 655
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Ferry Service Travel for Individuals with Catastrophic Illness. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 1739, S.P. 656
An Act To Clarify the Taxable Status of Lobster Traps. (Presented by Senator ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 1740, S.P. 657
An Act To Establish the Athens Standard Water District. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1741, S.P. 658
An Act To Encourage Reporting of Potential Fraud in State Government. (Presented by Senator SCHNEIDER of Penobscot)

L.D. 1742, S.P. 659
An Act To Amend the Law Governing Warrant Funding for Education. (Presented by Senator SCHNEIDER of Penobscot)

L.D. 1743, S.P. 660
An Act To Allow the Department of Health and Human Services To Locate Parents Who Are Delinquent in Child Support Payments through Information Related to Cellular Telephones. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator PLOWMAN of Penobscot)

L.D. 1744, S.P. 661
An Act To Create the Washburn Water and Sewer District. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1745, S.P. 662
An Act To Provide State Funding for the Fingerprinting of School Personnel. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 1746, S.P. 663
An Act To Amend Certain Requirements in the ASPIRE-TANF Program. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1747, S.P. 664
An Act To Assist Maine Military Families. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SCHNEIDER of Penobscot)

L.D. 1748, S.P. 665
An Act To Make Technical Changes to the Gambling Laws. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 1749, S.P. 666
An Act To Clarify the Taxable Status of Processing Fees Charged in Connection with Cancelled Lodging Reservations. (Presented by Senator COWGER of Kennebec)

L.D. 1750, S.P. 667
An Act To Amend Certain Transportation Laws. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1751, S.P. 668
An Act Concerning Technical Changes to the Tax Laws. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1752, S.P. 669
An Act Regarding Licensure Requirements for Nurses. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1753, S.P. 670
An Act To Set a Maximum on Penalties Imposed for Licensing Violations by Eating Establishments, Eating and Lodging Places, Lodging Places, Recreational Camps or Camping Areas. (Presented by Senator COWGER of Kennebec)

L.D. 1754, S.P. 671
An Act To Give the Commissioner of Health and Human Services Administrative Subpoena Authority. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1755, S.P. 672
An Act To Extend Tuition Waivers to Persons Who Have Resided in Subsidized Adoptive Care or Who Have Subsidized Guardians. (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 1756, S.P. 673
An Act To Address Emergency Licensure Procedures. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1757, S.P. 674
An Act To Improve the MaineCare Program. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1758, S.P. 675
An Act To Require the Maine State Retirement System To Divest Itself of Certain Holdings. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 1759, S.P. 676
An Act To Strengthen Maine's Timber Theft Laws. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1760, S.P. 677
An Act To Amend the Maine Health Data Organization Laws Regarding Dental Services. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1761, S.P. 678
An Act To Offer Financial Institutions an Option for Payment of the Maine Franchise Tax. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1762, S.P. 679
An Act Authorizing the Deorganization of Drew Plantation. (Presented by Senator RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 1763, S.P. 680
An Act To Ensure the Authority of "Do Not Resuscitate" Orders in Advance Health-care Directives. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1764, S.P. 681
An Act To Amend the Statutes Governing the Commercial Fishing Safety Council. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1765, S.P. 682
An Act To Require Insurance Companies To Notify the Secretary of State when a Motor Vehicle Has Been Insured. (Presented by Senator COWGER of Kennebec)

L.D. 1766, S.P. 683
An Act To Further the Implementation of the Essential Programs and Services Funding Model. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1767, S.P. 684
An Act To Clarify the Charitable Solicitations Act. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1768, S.P. 685
An Act To Prevent Motor Fuel Spills from Aboveground Storage Tanks That Have Underground Piping. (Presented by Senator COWGER of Kennebec)

L.D. 1769, S.P. 686
An Act To Strengthen the State Purchasing Code of Conduct Laws. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1770, S.P. 687
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Licensure of Workers in the Field of Radiologic Technology. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1771, S.P. 688
An Act To Amend the Maine Criminal Code and Various Provisions Related to Juveniles. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1772, S.P. 689
An Act To Improve Early Childhood Special Education. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1773, S.P. 690
An Act To Improve the Process for Issuing Duplicate Motor Vehicle Certificates of Title. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1774, S.P. 691
An Act To Improve the Water Quality and Safety of Phillips Lake. (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 1775, S.P. 692
An Act To Establish a Refundable Historic Rehabilitation Credit. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1776, S.P. 693
An Act To Establish the Maine Agricultural Drought Protection Act. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 1777, S.P. 694
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Environmental Protection To Consolidate the Management of Solid Waste. (Presented by Senator COWGER of Kennebec)

L.D. 1778, S.P. 695
An Act To Protect Children from Contact with Convicted Sex Offenders. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1779, S.P. 696
An Act To Increase Certain Fees Paid for Service of Writs and Complaints. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 1780, S.P. 697
An Act Concerning Members of School Administrative Districts' Finance Committees. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1781, S.P. 698
An Act To Require Mandatory Training for Law Enforcement Officers and Prosecutors Regarding Interaction with People with Developmental Disabilities, Including Autism Spectrum Disorders. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 1782, S.P. 699
An Act To Prevent Elder and Dependent Adult Financial Abuse. (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1783, S.P. 700
An Act To Amend the Maine Consumer Credit Code as It Relates to Finance Charges for Loans on Open-end Credit. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 1784, S.P. 701
An Act To Conform the Certificate of Need Law to Industry Standards. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 1785, S.P. 702
An Act To Promote Economic Development by Enhancing Educational Opportunities. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1786, S.P. 703
An Act to Allow Dragging in Lower Taunton Bay. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1787, S.P. 704
An Act Regarding Certain Easements across State Park Land. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1788, S.P. 705
An Act To Confirm the Authority of the City of Saco To Acquire Extraterritorial Facilities. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1789, S.P. 706
An Act To Deter Environmental Terrorism in the State. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1790, S.P. 707
An Act Concerning the Implementation of Cuts in Child Development Services. (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 1791, S.P. 708
An Act To Increase the Number of Members on the Board of Pesticides Control. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 1792, S.P. 709
An Act To Protect Maine Families and the Environment by Improving the Collection and Recycling of Mercury Thermostats. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1793, S.P. 710
An Act To Prevent Noise and Air Pollution in the Town of Oakland. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1794, S.P. 711
An Act To Improve the Maine Enterprise Option Program. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 1795, S.P. 712
An Act To Ensure the Long-term Capacity of Municipal Landfills. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator COWGER of Kennebec)

L.D. 1796, S.P. 713
An Act To Ensure the Continued Viability of Affordable Housing. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1797, S.P. 714
An Act To Clarify the Qualifications for the Maine Residents Property Tax Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 1798, S.P. 715
An Act Regarding Standardized Testing in Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BRENNAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 1799, S.P. 716
An Act To Exempt Snow Grooming Equipment and Machinery from the Personal Property Tax. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 1800, S.P. 717
An Act To Amend the Fees for Probate Filings. (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 1801, S.P. 718
An Act To Amend the Maine Insurance Guaranty Association Act. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 1802, S.P. 719
An Act To Sustain Good Local Planning Practices. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1803, S.P. 720
An Act To Create a Maine Agricultural Water Source Development and Management Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 1804, S.P. 721
An Act To Amend the Debt Collection Law. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 1805, H.P. 1245
An Act To Provide Adult Adoptees Access to Their Original Birth Certificates. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Falmouth)

L.D. 1806, H.P. 1246
An Act To Clarify Maine State Retirement System Benefits for Certain Legislators. (Presented by Representative NORTON of Bangor)

L.D. 1807, H.P. 1247
An Act To Establish the Penobscot Language Preservation Fund in the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SOCKALEXIS of the Penobscot Nation)

L.D. 1808, H.P. 1248
An Act To Streamline MaineCare Billing. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FISCHER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 1809, H.P. 1249
An Act To Provide Additional Property Tax Relief to Maine Citizens. (Presented by Representative CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 1810, H.P. 1250
An Act Regarding Criminal History Record Checks. (Presented by Representative DUNN of Bangor)

L.D. 1811, H.P. 1251
An Act Regarding Child Custody Evaluations. (Presented by Representative DUNN of Bangor)

L.D. 1812, H.P. 1252
An Act To Correct Deficiencies in the Divorce Laws. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 1813, H.P. 1253
An Act To Allow Smelt Dipping in Long Lake in Aroostook County. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Van Buren)

L.D. 1814, H.P. 1254
An Act To Strengthen and Improve Review Procedures in the Certificate of Need Program. (Presented by Representative MILLER of Somerville)

L.D. 1815, H.P. 1255
An Act To Exempt Platform Lifts from the Annual Elevator Inspection. (Presented by Representative JACOBSEN of Waterboro)

L.D. 1816, H.P. 1256
An Act To Clarify the Intent of the Law That Allows Retired Firefighters To Retain Their Firefighter License Plates. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 1817, H.P. 1257
An Act To Protect Access to Social Security Numbers. (Presented by Representative HOTHAM of Dixfield)

L.D. 1818, H.P. 1258
An Act To Allow School Districts To Recover Certain Funds. (Presented by Representative RINES of Wiscasset)

L.D. 1819, H.P. 1259
An Act To Protect Volunteer-earned Funds of the Maine Wildlife Park. (Presented by Representative AUSTIN of Gray)

L.D. 1820, H.P. 1260
An Act To Allow Small Businesses To Participate in Liquor Sales. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 1821, H.P. 1261
An Act To Authorize Flexibility in School Attendance Requirements in Emergencies. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 1822, H.P. 1262
An Act To Require the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices To Produce a Register of All Registered Lobbyists. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 1823, H.P. 1263
An Act To Exempt Vegetable Seeds for Home Gardens from the Sales Tax. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 1824, H.P. 1264
An Act To Improve Water Skiing Safety. (Presented by Representative FLETCHER of Winslow)

L.D. 1825, H.P. 1265
An Act To Facilitate Inspections of Heating Appliances and Chimneys. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Ripley)

L.D. 1826, H.P. 1266
An Act To Clarify Provisions Governing Technical Education. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Ripley)

L.D. 1827, H.P. 1267
An Act To Clarify Prescription Drug Labels. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of China)

L.D. 1828, H.P. 1268
An Act To Improve Water Monitoring at Clam Flats. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative EMERY of Cutler)

L.D. 1829, H.P. 1269
An Act To Allow for Access to Digital Phone Service for Customers in Rural Areas. (Presented by Representative ROBINSON of Raymond)

L.D. 1830, H.P. 1270
An Act To Clarify Provisions of the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Regarding Promotions. (Presented by Representative PATRICK of Rumford)

L.D. 1831, H.P. 1271
An Act To Allow Law Enforcement Agencies To Maintain Public Sex Offender Registry Websites. (Presented by Representative CURLEY of Scarborough)

L.D. 1832, H.P. 1272
An Act To Prevent the Introduction of Chronic Wasting Disease. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 1833, H.P. 1273
An Act To Change the Charter of the Saint Francis Water District. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 1834, H.P. 1274
An Act To Accommodate Victims of Identity Theft. (Presented by Representative GROSE of Woolwich)

L.D. 1835, H.P. 1275
An Act To Protect Consumers from Credit Card and Debit Card Holds. (Presented by Representative ASH of Belfast)

L.D. 1836, H.P. 1276
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Assessment of Property Taxes in the Event of a Change of Ownership of the Property. (Presented by Representative CRAVEN of Lewiston)

L.D. 1837, H.P. 1277
An Act To Protect Retirement Funds. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Van Buren)

L.D. 1838, H.P. 1278
An Act To Create Fairness in Liquor Licensing Fees. (Presented by Representative WEBSTER of Freeport)

L.D. 1839, H.P. 1279
An Act To Clarify the Accountability of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 1840, H.P. 1280
An Act To Promote Recycling of Cellular Telephones. (Presented by Representative BABBIDGE of Kennebunk)

L.D. 1841, H.P. 1281
An Act To Allow the Use of Fallen Apples in Apple Cider. (Presented by Representative TWOMEY of Biddeford)

L.D. 1842, H.P. 1282
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Living Wills of Terminally Ill Persons. (Presented by Representative GROSE of Woolwich)

L.D. 1843, H.P. 1283
An Act To Require Legislative Approval of Changes Made to the Educational Assessment Testing. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 1844, H.P. 1284
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Excise Tax on New Automobiles. (Presented by Representative SCHATZ of Blue Hill)

L.D. 1845, H.P. 1285
An Act To Increase Access to Health Insurance Products. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham)

L.D. 1846, H.P. 1286
An Act To Streamline Criteria for Municipal General Assistance for Heating and Utility Assistance. (Presented by Representative SCHATZ of Blue Hill)

L.D. 1847, H.P. 1287
An Act To Clarify the Unemployment Laws Relating to Subcontractors. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 1848, H.P. 1288
An Act To Maintain Prescription Drug Benefits for Senior Citizens and People with Disabilities. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1849, H.P. 1289
An Act To Update the Charter of the Lewiston and Auburn Railroad Company. (Presented by Representative SAMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1850, H.P. 1290
An Act To Clarify the Change of Beneficiary Provision in the Maine State Retirement System Laws. (Presented by Representative MILLETT of Waterford)

L.D. 1851, H.P. 1291
An Act Relating to the Flanders Bay Community School District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BIERMAN of Sorrento)

L.D. 1852, H.P. 1292
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Permanency Guardians. (Presented by Representative PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1853, H.P. 1293
An Act To Amend Certain Animal Health Laws. (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 1854, H.P. 1294
An Act To Expand the Alternative Aid Program. (Presented by Representative WEBSTER of Freeport)

L.D. 1855, H.P. 1295
An Act To Establish the Securities Investor Education and Training Fund. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 1856, H.P. 1296
An Act To Conform the Maine Tax Laws for 2005 to the United States Internal Revenue Code. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative WOODBURY of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1857, H.P. 1297
An Act To Clarify Municipal Valuations of Resort Property. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1858, H.P. 1298
An Act To Improve Cell Phone Service in the State. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Ripley)

L.D. 1859, H.P. 1299
An Act To Inform and Protect the Public Regarding State Employees with Certain Criminal Records. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 1860, H.P. 1300
An Act Concerning Certain Provisions Regarding Protection of Natural Resources Related to Activities in Coastal Areas. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1861, H.P. 1301
An Act To Improve the Ability of the Department of Corrections To Share Information Related to Clients in Order To Improve Treatment and Rehabilitative Services. (Presented by Representative GROSE of Woolwich)

L.D. 1862, H.P. 1302
An Act To Expand Notification Requirements for Internal Control Inquiries Made by Nonstate Organizations. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 1863, H.P. 1303
An Act To Permit Supplemental Environmental Projects for Forest Practices Violations. (Presented by Representative FLOOD of Winthrop)

L.D. 1864, H.P. 1304
Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services To Sell or Lease the Interests of the State in Certain Real Property Located on State Highway 191 in East Machias; U.S. Route 1 in Thomaston; U.S. Route 2 in Skowhegan; Hospital Street in Augusta; and the Presumpscot River in Falmouth. (Presented by Representative RECTOR of Thomaston)

L.D. 1865, H.P. 1305
An Act To Clarify the Time Period in Which Municipalities Must File Notices of Intent with the State for Purposes of Issuing Building Permits. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 1866, H.P. 1306
An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws. (Presented by Representative FISHER of Brewer)

L.D. 1867, H.P. 1307
An Act To Amend the Elementary School Closing Process for School Administrative Districts and Community School Districts. (Presented by Representative STEDMAN of Hartland)

L.D. 1868, H.P. 1308
An Act To Eliminate Administrative Preliminary Hearings for Probationers. (Presented by Representative PLUMMER of Windham)

L.D. 1869, H.P. 1309
An Act To Allow Businesses To Place a Sign at the Topsham Mall Exit on Interstate 295. (Presented by Representative CROSBY of Topsham)

L.D. 1870, H.P. 1310
An Act To Clarify Laws Governing Eminent Domain. (Presented by Representative PELLETIER-SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1871, H.P. 1311
Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services To Convey the Department of Labor Building at 19 Union Street in Augusta. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 1872, H.P. 1312
An Act To Provide Forest Certification Cost-share Incentives to Forest Landowners and Licensed Foresters. (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 1873, H.P. 1313
An Act Regarding Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations. (Presented by Representative PELLETIER-SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1874, H.P. 1314
An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Corporations, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships. (Presented by Representative PELLETIER-SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1875, H.P. 1315
An Act To Improve Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Services. (Presented by Representative MILLETT of Waterford)

L.D. 1876, H.P. 1316
An Act To Inform Parents of Students' Privacy Rights. (Presented by Representative FARRINGTON of Gorham)

L.D. 1877, H.P. 1317
An Act To Protect the Water Quality of Colcord Pond and Bickford Pond in Porter. (Presented by Representative MUSE of Fryeburg)

L.D. 1878, H.P. 1318
An Act To Protect Small Payroll Processors. (Presented by Representative ROBINSON of Raymond)

L.D. 1879, H.P. 1319
An Act To Enhance Firefighter Safety. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1880, H.P. 1320
An Act To Promote Youth Involvement in County and Local Government. (Presented by Representative CAIN of Orono)

L.D. 1881, H.P. 1321
An Act Amending the Animal Welfare Laws. (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 1882, H.P. 1322
An Act To Expand the Auditing Powers of the Department of Audit and To Clarify the Confidentiality of Audit Working Papers and Information. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 1883, H.P. 1323
An Act To Clarify the Liquor Laws. (Presented by Representative PATRICK of Rumford)

L.D. 1884, H.P. 1324
An Act To Improve the Prisoner Telephone System. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BLANCHETTE of Bangor)

L.D. 1885, H.P. 1325
An Act To Protect Drivers' Privacy by Clarifying Ownership of Data Recorded by Motor Vehicle Data Recorders. (Presented by Representative PELLETIER-SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1886, H.P. 1326
An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to the Department of Corrections. (Presented by Representative BLANCHETTE of Bangor)

L.D. 1887, H.P. 1327
An Act To Update Licensing and Certification Requirements for Child Care Facilities and Family Child Care Providers. (Presented by Representative PELLETIER-SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1888, H.P. 1328
An Act To Amend Certain Laws Administered by the Department of Environmental Protection. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1889, H.P. 1329
An Act To Amend the Election Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FISHER of Brewer)

L.D. 1890, H.P. 1330
An Act To Make Revisions to the Laws Governing Pesticide Control. (Submitted by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources pursuant to Public Law 2005, chapter 382, Part G, section 1.)

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