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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIII, No. 3

Monday, January 15, 2007

123RD LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2007

L.D. 37, H.P. 38
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 50, Principles of Reimbursement for Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Mental Retardation, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of MaineCare Services. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of MaineCare Services pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 38, H.P. 39
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 250: Rules Relating to Smoking in the Workplace, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Partnership for a Tobacco-free Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Partnership for a Tobacco-free Maine pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 39, H.P. 40
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Regulations Governing the Licensing and Functioning of Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Mental Retardation, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 40, H.P. 41
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 100: Enforcement Procedures, a Major Substantive Rule of the Maine Health Data Organization. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Maine Health Data Organization pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 41, S.P. 16
An Act Regarding Final Agency Action Subject to Appeal Pursuant to the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992. (Submitted by the Workers' Compensation Board pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 39-A, section 152, subsection 11.)

L.D. 42, S.P. 27
An Act To Repeal Term Limits for Legislators. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 43, S.P. 28
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Health and Human Services To Exclude Veterans Education Assistance from Income in Determining Eligibility for the Food Stamp Program. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 44, H.P. 42
An Act To Require Changes in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Formula Concerning Labor Market Areas. (Presented by Representative EDGECOMB of Caribou)

L.D. 45, H.P. 43
An Act To Place Lifetime Restraining Orders on Violent Sex Offenders and Predatory Sex Offenders. (Presented by Representative JACOBSEN of Waterboro)

L.D. 46, H.P. 44
An Act To Create Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Persons Convicted of Certain Sex Offenses against Victims under 12 Years of Age. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 47, H.P. 45
An Act To Prohibit the Promotion of Travel for Sex Tourism. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 48, H.P. 46
An Act To Exempt Training and Educational Research Costs from the Voluntary Spending Cap. (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 49, H.P. 47
Resolve, To Deny Family Status to Fetuses. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 50, H.P. 48
Resolve, Regarding Costly Computer Processes at the Department of Health and Human Services. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 51, H.P. 49
An Act To Establish a Lifetime Tribal License. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 52, H.P. 50
An Act To Review the Department of Environmental Protection's Procedures in Issuing Written Approval for New Building Projects. (Presented by Representative BERUBE of Lisbon)

L.D. 53, H.P. 51
An Act To Provide a Tax Credit for College Education Costs When the Person Creates Jobs following Graduation. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 54, H.P. 52
An Act To Conform Maine Law with Federal Law Regarding Tax Credits for Adoptions. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 55, H.P. 53
An Act To Amend the Law Regarding a License To Operate an Attended Sales Promotion. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 56, H.P. 54
An Act To Allow Farm Trucks That Weigh over 9,000 Pounds To Be Eligible for Specialty License Plates. (Presented by Representative BROWNE of Vassalboro)

L.D. 57, H.P. 55
An Act Regarding the Slaughter of Animals. (Presented by Representative PIEH of Bremen)

L.D. 58, H.P. 56
An Act To Ensure State Budget Funding for Wastewater Treatment Facilities and Water Supply Facilities. (Presented by Representative FLOOD of Winthrop)

L.D. 59, H.P. 57
An Act To Restore Continuing Funding for the Maine Institute for Public Safety Innovation. (Presented by Representative MAKAS of Lewiston)

L.D. 60, H.P. 58
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Maine's Roads and Bridges. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 61, H.P. 59
An Act To Add Abortion Providers to the List of Mandated Reporters to the Department of Health and Human Services. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 62, H.P. 60
An Act To Recognize Gold Star Parents and Family Members. (Presented by Representative MAKAS of Lewiston)

L.D. 63, H.P. 61
An Act To Increase Access to After-school Programs. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 64, H.P. 62
An Act To Recapitalize the Maine Downtown Center. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 65, H.P. 63
An Act To Provide Funding for Mentoring Programs. (Presented by Representative FISCHER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 66, H.P. 64
An Act To Ban Salvia Divinorum. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 67, H.P. 65
An Act To Reduce the Cost of the Operation of County Jails. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Augusta)

L.D. 68, H.P. 66
An Act To Provide a Reward for Information Regarding the Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer. (Presented by Representative HARLOW of Portland)

L.D. 69, H.P. 67
An Act To Impose Zero Tolerance for Methamphetamine Production. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 70, H.P. 68
An Act To Require Cigarettes Sold in Maine To Be Fire-safe. (Presented by Representative RINES of Wiscasset)

L.D. 71, H.P. 69
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Plea of Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of Mental Disease or Defect in Juvenile Cases. (Presented by Representative SYKES of Harrison)

L.D. 72, H.P. 70
An Act To Improve MaineCare Members' Access to Information. (Presented by Representative FARRINGTON of Gorham)

L.D. 73, H.P. 71
An Act To Place Land in Centerville in Trust. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 74, H.P. 72
An Act To Exempt Certain Parents and Caretakers from Jury Duty. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham)

L.D. 75, H.P. 73
An Act To Prohibit Credit Checks for Purposes of Employment. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 76, H.P. 74
An Act To Eliminate the Fee To Operate High-stakes Beano. (Presented by Representative LORING of the Penobscot Nation)

L.D. 77, H.P. 75
An Act To Provide for the Safety of Elver Fishermen Using Dip Nets. (Presented by Representative PENDLETON of Scarborough)

L.D. 78, H.P. 76
An Act To Protect Neighborhoods from Scrap Metal Pollution. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HARLOW of Portland)

L.D. 79, H.P. 77
An Act To Repeal the Excise Tax on New Motor Vehicles. (Presented by Representative McDONOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 80, H.P. 78
An Act To Make Changes to the Maine Residents Property Tax Program. (Presented by Representative McKANE of Newcastle)

L.D. 81, H.P. 79
An Act To Update the Property Tax Exemption for Parsonages. (Presented by Representative FARRINGTON of Gorham)

L.D. 82, H.P. 80
Resolve, To Create a Study Commission To Evaluate the County Tax Structure. (Presented by Representative ROBINSON of Raymond)

L.D. 83, H.P. 81
An Act To Provide Equity for the Penobscot Nation in the Return of Tax Revenue. (Presented by Representative LORING of the Penobscot Nation)

L.D. 84, H.P. 82
An Act To Standardize Documentation Requirements for a Driver's License or Nondriver Identification Card. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Ripley)

L.D. 85, H.P. 83
Resolve, To Designate a Portion of U.S. Route 1 in Indian Township Passamaquoddy Indian Reservation as the Captain Tomah Lewey Memorial Highway. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 86, S.P. 30
An Act To Require the Collection of Information on Vehicle Accidents on Private Property. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 87, S.P. 31
Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Provide Printed Informational Handouts on Child Care Guidelines. (Presented by Senator SNOWE-MELLO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 88, S.P. 32
Resolve, To Encourage the Use of Safe Chemicals in Public Schools. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 89, S.P. 33
An Act To Repeal the Automatic Increase in the Gasoline Tax. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 90, S.P. 34
An Act To Provide State Funding for Fingerprinting of Educational Personnel. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 91, S.P. 40
An Act To Provide Regulation of the Department of Corrections Telephone System by the Public Utilities Commission. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 92, S.P. 41
An Act To Modify the Boundaries of Maine's Lobster Fishing Zones. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 93, H.P. 85
An Act To Appropriate Funds from the General Fund to the Maine Correctional Center. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 94, H.P. 86
An Act To Protect Consumer Rights under the Maine Unfair Trade Practices Act. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 95, H.P. 87
An Act To Require Notification when a Vehicle Is Towed. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Ripley)

L.D. 96, H.P. 88
An Act To Require a Test for Operating under the Influence for a Driver Involved in an Accident That Caused Bodily Injury. (Presented by Representative SCHATZ of Blue Hill)

L.D. 97, H.P. 89
An Act Regarding Prescription Drug Expiration Dates. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield)

L.D. 98, H.P. 90
An Act To Require Alien Big Game Hunters To Be Accompanied by a Guide. (Presented by Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska)

L.D. 99, H.P. 91
An Act To Allow an All-terrain Vehicle To Operate on Snow without Being Registered as a Snowmobile. (Presented by Representative McLEOD of Lee)

L.D. 100, H.P. 92
An Act To Prohibit Retail Store-operated Banks. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 101, H.P. 93
An Act To Enhance Screening for Breast Cancer. (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 102, H.P. 94
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Mechanics Liens. (Presented by Representative PLUMMER of Windham)

L.D. 103, H.P. 95
An Act To Give Children Equal Priority in Creditor Situations Consistent with Bankruptcy. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 104, H.P. 96
An Act To Protect Minors from Certain Bill Collectors. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Cornish)

L.D. 105, H.P. 97
An Act To Promote Hiring of Seasonal Workers. (Presented by Representative McKANE of Newcastle)

L.D. 106, H.P. 98
An Act To Prohibit a Maine Clean Election Act Candidate from Participating in Political Action Committee Funding. (Presented by Representative HARLOW of Portland)

L.D. 107, H.P. 99
Resolve, To Address State Leadership in Climate Engineering. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 108, H.P. 100
An Act To Exempt Certain Vehicles from the California Low-emission Vehicle Standards. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Ripley)

L.D. 109, H.P. 101
An Act To Require a Model Radon Standard for New Residential Construction. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 110, H.P. 102
An Act To Require an Independent Audit of State Government Every 4 Years. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 111, H.P. 103
An Act To Designate May 1st of Each Year as Cold War Victory Day. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 112, H.P. 104
An Act To Create a One-time Fee for Veterans Vanity Registration Plates. (Presented by Representative AUSTIN of Gray)

L.D. 113, H.P. 105
An Act To Establish a Recreational Vehicle Veterans Registration Plate. (Presented by Representative SYKES of Harrison)

L.D. 114, H.P. 106
An Act To Prohibit the Use of a Handheld Cellular Telephone while Operating a Motor Vehicle. (Presented by Representative BERUBE of Lisbon)

L.D. 115, H.P. 107
An Act To Recognize the Metis Eastern Tribal Indian Society of Maine. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield)

L.D. 116, H.P. 108
An Act To Adjust Fees for Certain Resident and Nonresident Licenses, Registrations and Permits Issued by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. (Presented by Representative SIROIS of Turner)

L.D. 117, H.P. 109
An Act To Prohibit Hunting at Range Ponds State Park. (Presented by Representative CRAVEN of Lewiston)

L.D. 118, H.P. 110
An Act To Provide Funding for the Drinking Water Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HAYES of Buckfield)

L.D. 119, H.P. 111
An Act To Increase Funding for Private Nonmedical Institutions. (Presented by Representative CRAVEN of Lewiston)

L.D. 120, H.P. 112
An Act To Provide Transitional Support for the Downeast Heritage Museum in Calais. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 121, H.P. 113
An Act To Strengthen the Home Construction Contract Laws. (Presented by Representative CRAVEN of Lewiston)

L.D. 122, H.P. 114
An Act To Amend the Authority of a Motor Vehicle Investigator. (Presented by Representative HANLEY of Gardiner)

L.D. 123, H.P. 115
An Act To Establish a Labor Center within the University of Maine System. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 124, H.P. 116
An Act To Allow the Recovery of Reasonable Attorney's Fees. (Presented by Representative HARLOW of Portland)

L.D. 125, H.P. 117
Resolve, To Expedite a Workers' Compensation Case. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 126, H.P. 118
Resolve, To Increase Public Access to Glazier Lake. (Presented by Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska)

L.D. 127, H.P. 119
An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to Beano. (Presented by Representative PATRICK of Rumford)

L.D. 128, H.P. 120
Resolve, Directing the Board of Environmental Protection To Adopt Rules To Improve the Emissions and Efficiency of Outdoor Wood Boilers. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 129, H.P. 121
An Act To Provide for the Nonpartisan Election of County Commissioners. (Presented by Representative HOTHAM of Dixfield)

L.D. 130, H.P. 122
An Act To Allow County Commissioners To Appoint Registers of Deeds. (Presented by Representative HOTHAM of Dixfield)

L.D. 131, H.P. 123
An Act To Provide Tax Relief to Working Families. (Presented by Representative HAYES of Buckfield)

L.D. 132, H.P. 124
An Act To Reform the Maine Tax Code. (Presented by Representative RAND of Portland)

L.D. 133, H.P. 125
An Act To Require Seat Belts on All School Buses. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 134, S.P. 42
An Act To Encourage the Use of Solar Energy. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 135, S.P. 43
An Act To Amend the Debt Management Services Laws. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 136, S.P. 44
An Act Regarding the Enforcement of Penalties under the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992. (Submitted by the Workers' Compensation Board pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 39-A, section 152, subsection 11.)

L.D. 137, S.P. 45
An Act To Enact the Recommendations of the Task Force To Study Cervical Cancer Prevention, Detection and Education. (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 138, S.P. 46
An Act To Require Prior Notice before Cancellation of a Life Insurance Policy for Nonpayment of Premiums. (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 139, S.P. 47
An Act To Provide Flexibility for Sea Urchin Zones. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 140, S.P. 48
An Act To List the Shortnose Sturgeon as a Marine Endangered Species. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 141, S.P. 49
An Act To Clarify the Process for Public Improvement Construction Contracts. (Presented by Senator SCHNEIDER of Penobscot)

L.D. 142, H.P. 126
Resolve, To Improve the Professional Development of County Officials. (Submitted by the Intergovernmental Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 30-A, section 2181, subsection 4, paragraph F.)

L.D. 143, S.P. 54
An Act To Allow Direct-to-consumer Wine and Malt Liquor Sales. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 144, S.P. 55
An Act To Support Maine's Free Clinics. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 145, H.P. 127
An Act To Allocate a Portion of the Land for Maine's Future Fund for the Purchase of Archeological Sites. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 146, H.P. 128
An Act To Enhance Self-defense. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 147, H.P. 129
An Act To Require as a Condition of Probation for Sex Offenders the Approval of a Residence by a Probation Officer. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Augusta)

L.D. 148, H.P. 130
An Act To Provide Fairness in Concealed Weapon Reciprocity Agreements. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 149, H.P. 131
An Act To Take into Account the Crime Committed That Facilitated a Sexual Assault. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Augusta)

L.D. 150, H.P. 132
An Act To Amend and Improve the Education Laws Concerning Portable Space and Rule-making Authority. (Presented by Representative NORTON of Bangor)

L.D. 151, H.P. 133
An Act To Include Student Representation on the State Board of Education. (Presented by Representative FARRINGTON of Gorham)

L.D. 152, H.P. 134
An Act To Restrict the Use of Personal Watercraft on Crescent Lake and Tenney River in Raymond. (Presented by Representative ROBINSON of Raymond)

L.D. 153, H.P. 135
An Act To Improve the Control and Prevention of Invasive Plant Infestations. (Presented by Representative EBERLE of South Portland)

L.D. 154, H.P. 136
An Act To Provide Reinstatement of Group Life Insurance for Public Employees Returning from Unpaid Military Leave. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 155, H.P. 137
An Act To Eliminate the Offset for Social Security and Certain Other Pensions for Unemployment Benefits. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield)

L.D. 156, H.P. 138
An Act To Require All Holders of Mahogany Quahog Licenses To Operate Their Own Vessels When Fishing for Quahogs. (Presented by Representative EMERY of Cutler)

L.D. 157, H.P. 139
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Lower the Income Tax. (Presented by Representative VAUGHAN of Durham)

L.D. 158, H.P. 140
An Act To Allow a Local Option Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 159, H.P. 141
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Dedicate a Portion of Vehicle Registration Fees To Fund Veterans' Cemeteries. (Presented by Representative EDGECOMB of Caribou)

L.D. 160, H.P. 142
An Act To Provide Safe All-terrain Vehicle Access on Public Ways. (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 161, H.P. 143
An Act To Prohibit the Use of Cellular Telephones by Minors while Driving. (Presented by Representative HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach)

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