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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXII, No. 2

Monday, January 9, 2006

122ND LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, January 5, 2006

Ch. 29 - An Act To Provide Funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 1332, L.D. 1891) (Governor's Bill)

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, JANUARY 6, 2006

L.D. 1891, H.P. 1332
An Act To Provide Funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Speaker RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1892, H.P. 1333
An Act To Prevent Price Gouging. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 1893, H.P. 1334
An Act To Adjust the Excise Tax Filing Schedule for Wine and Beer Producers. (Presented by Representative DUNN of Bangor)

L.D. 1894, H.P. 1335
An Act To Allow Independent Wineries To Serve Wine at Trade Shows. (Presented by Representative DUNN of Bangor)

L.D. 1895, H.P. 1336
Resolve, To Direct the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Increase the Number of Moose Permits. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 1896, H.P. 1337
An Act To Make License Requirements and Rules Consistent for Young Anglers. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham)

L.D. 1897, H.P. 1338
An Act To Protect Maine's Electricity Consumers. (Presented by Representative BRAUTIGAM of Falmouth)

L.D. 1898, H.P. 1339
An Act To Protect the Employment Rights of Military Reserve and National Guard Personnel. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham)

L.D. 1899, H.P. 1340
An Act To Allow the Display of POW-MIA Flags at Courthouses. (Presented by Representative BOWLES of Sanford)

L.D. 1900, H.P. 1341
An Act To Allow the Importation of Wine. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1901, H.P. 1342
An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Smoking in Private Clubs. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GROSE of Woolwich)

L.D. 1902, H.P. 1343
An Act Concerning Energy Conservation in Schools. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 1903, H.P. 1344
An Act To Restore the Cost-sharing Agreement Established by the Voters of Maine School Administrative District No. 40. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MILLER of Somerville)

L.D. 1904, H.P. 1345
An Act To Protect Businesses from Unnecessary Eminent Domain Takings. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MERRILL of Appleton)

L.D. 1905, H.P. 1346
An Act To Conserve Energy in Maine Homes. (Presented by Representative FLETCHER of Winslow)

L.D. 1906, H.P. 1347
An Act To Safeguard Maine's Highways. (Presented by Representative CURLEY of Scarborough)

L.D. 1907, H.P. 1348
An Act To Amend the Law Governing DNA Testing. (Presented by Representative PARADIS of Frenchville)

L.D. 1908, H.P. 1349
An Act To Increase the Salary of the Governor. (Presented by Representative MOORE of Standish)

L.D. 1909, H.P. 1350
An Act To Make Minor Technical Changes to Maine's Spending Growth Benchmarks. (Presented by Representative WOODBURY of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1910, H.P. 1351
An Act To Create Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities. (Presented by Representative LERMAN of Augusta)

L.D. 1911, H.P. 1352
An Act To Provide Funding for Tribal Economic Development for the Penobscot Indian Nation and Other Federally Recognized Tribes. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SOCKALEXIS of the Penobscot Nation)

L.D. 1912, H.P. 1353
RESOLUTION, Amending the Constitution of Maine To Lower the Age of Eligibility for Election to the House of Representatives. (Presented by Representative CAIN of Orono)

L.D. 1913, H.P. 1354
An Act To Designate the Department of Health and Human Services as the Sole Entity Entitled To Use the 2-1-1 Telephone Number. (Presented by Representative GERZOFSKY of Brunswick)

L.D. 1914, H.P. 1355
An Act To Increase Wheelchair Van Services Reimbursement Rates. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 1915, H.P. 1356
An Act To Increase Supervision of Red Tide on the Maine Coast. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 1916, H.P. 1357
An Act To Require That the Costs Associated with Enacting a Direct Initiative Appear on the Ballot. (Presented by Representative BOWLES of Sanford)

L.D. 1917, H.P. 1358
An Act To Establish Requirements and Standards for Health Savings Accounts for Small Businesses. (Presented by Representative CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 1918, H.P. 1359
An Act To Create a Self-insurance Pool for Land Crossing State-owned Railroad Tracks. (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 1919, H.P. 1360
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Real Estate Appraiser Licensing To Comply with Federal Law. (Presented by Representative FARRINGTON of Gorham)

L.D. 1920, H.P. 1361
An Act To Enhance the Laws Prohibiting Profiteering on Fuel. (Presented by Representative HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 1921, H.P. 1362
An Act To Enable Local Adult Education Programs To Play a Greater Role in Helping Dislocated Workers. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1922, S.P. 722
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing All-terrain Vehicles. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 1923, S.P. 723
An Act To Maintain Standards for the Plumbing Profession. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1924, S.P. 724
An Act To Protect Workers from Political Intimidation. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1925, S.P. 725
An Act To Protect Maine's Groundwater Resources. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1926, S.P. 726
An Act To Clarify the Workplace Smoking Laws. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 1927, S.P. 727
An Act To Prevent State Taxpayers from Subsidizing Large Employers. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1928, S.P. 728
An Act Permitting the Recycling of Unused Prescription Drugs. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 1929, S.P. 729
An Act To Strengthen Maine's Craft Brewing Industry. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1930, S.P. 730
An Act Regarding Working Waterfront Covenants under the Land For Maine's Future Board. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1931, S.P. 731
An Act To Encourage Energy Independence for Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 1932, S.P. 732
An Act To Implement Model Time-share Foreclosure Procedures. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1933, S.P. 733
An Act To Maintain Standards for Consumers of Mechanical Services. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1934, S.P. 735
An Act To Improve Retention, Quality and Benefits for Direct Care Health Workers. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1935, S.P. 736
An Act To Protect Health Insurance Consumers. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1936, S.P. 737
An Act To Include Oral Health Assessment with Other Preschool Testing for Maine's Children. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 1937, S.P. 738
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Governor's Task Force Regarding the Shutdown of the Maine Energy Recovery Company Trash-burning Facility in Biddeford. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1938, S.P. 739
An Act To Protect Victims of Domestic Violence. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 1939, S.P. 740
An Act To Revise Certain Fish and Wildlife Laws. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1940, H.P. 1363
An Act To Provide an Energy Emergency Relief Fund To Provide Assistance for Home Heating Fuel Costs for Residents of This State, for Gasoline Costs for Service Providers and for Heating Fuel for Health Care Services Providers. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LERMAN of Augusta)

L.D. 1941, H.P. 1364
An Act To Provide Funding for the Maine Clean Election Fund. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 21-A, section 1124, subsection 3.)

L.D. 1942, S.P. 741
An Act To Change the Name of Little Island to Chickering Island. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1943, S.P. 742
An Act Regarding Preferences in Bidding on Maine State Housing Authority Contracts. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1944, S.P. 743
An Act To Implement Certain Recommendations of the Washington County Economic Development Task Force. (Presented by Senator RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 1945, H.P. 1365
An Act To Establish a High-risk Health Insurance Pool. (Presented by Representative TARDY of Newport)

L.D. 1946, S.P. 744
An Act To Ensure the Continued Ability of the Maine Economic Growth Council To Produce the Measures of Growth Report. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1947, H.P. 1366
An Act To Protect Children from the Onset of Autism. (Presented by Representative LERMAN of Augusta)

L.D. 1948, S.P. 746
An Act To Save the Marine Technology Center and Strengthen Maine's Boatbuilding Workforce. (Presented by Senator RAYE of Washington)

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.