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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIII, No. 5

Monday, January 29, 2007

123RD LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2007

L.D. 319, S.P. 102
An Act To Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2008. (Submitted by the Maine Turnpike Authority pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 23, section 1961, subsection 6.)

L.D. 320, S.P. 103
An Act To Allow the Widening of a Portion of the Maine Turnpike. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 321, S.P. 104
An Act To Increase the Bonding Capacity of the Maine Turnpike Authority. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 322, S.P. 105
Resolve, To Ensure More Comprehensive Investigation and Prosecution of Computer Crimes. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 323, H.P. 258
An Act Permitting Substitute Teachers To Opt Out of the Maine State Retirement System. (Presented by Representative BURNS of Berwick)

L.D. 324, H.P. 259
Resolve, To Require the Department of Marine Resources To Report on Results of Anadromous Fish Restoration on the Kennebec River System. (Presented by Representative FLETCHER of Winslow)

L.D. 325, H.P. 260
An Act To Clarify the Tax-exempt Status of Ornamental Horticulture. (Presented by Representative FINCH of Fairfield)

L.D. 326, H.P. 261
An Act To Enhance Implementation of the Significant Wildlife Habitat Rules. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FLETCHER of Winslow)

L.D. 327, H.P. 262
An Act To Make Supplemental Allocations from the Highway Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of State Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2007. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 328, S.P. 106
Resolve, To Require an Engineering Study To Determine the Cost of Extending Rail Service from Portland to Fryeburg. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 329, H.P. 263
An Act To Provide Equity in County Jail Maximum Sentences. (Presented by Representative FLETCHER of Winslow)

L.D. 330, H.P. 264
An Act To Protect the Integrity of Security Deposits. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 331, H.P. 265
An Act To Incorporate the Federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act into the Maine Consumer Credit Code. (Presented by Representative BRAUTIGAM of Falmouth)

L.D. 332, H.P. 266
An Act To Update References to Federal Laws in the Maine Uniform Securities Act and To Make Other Technical Corrections to the Act. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BRAUTIGAM of Falmouth)

L.D. 333, H.P. 269
An Act To Reward Cooperation in Comprehensive Planning. (Submitted by the Community Preservation Advisory Committee pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 30-A, section 4350, subsection 10.)

L.D. 334, H.P. 268
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 182: Formula for Distribution of Funds to Child Development Services Regional Sites. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Education pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 335, S.P. 107
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Research and Development To Stimulate Maine's Innovation Economy. (Submitted by the Joint Select Committee on Research, Economic Development and the Innovation Economy pursuant to S.P. 847 (2006).)

L.D. 336, S.P. 108
An Act To Reauthorize the Community Preservation Advisory Committee. (Submitted by the Community Preservation Advisory Committee pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 30-A, section 4350, subsection 10.)

L.D. 337, S.P. 110
An Act To Exempt Certain Shipping Fees from the Sales Tax. (Presented by Senator PLOWMAN of Penobscot)

L.D. 338, S.P. 111
An Act Regarding the Labor Market Adjustment for Teacher Salary Costs under Essential Programs and Services Funding. (Presented by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook)

L.D. 339, S.P. 112
An Act To Prevent Inappropriate Transfers of Residents of Nursing Facilities. (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 340, H.P. 270
An Act To Require the Replacement of Trees Cut in Shoreland Areas. (Presented by Representative HILL of York)

L.D. 341, H.P. 271
An Act To Amend the Probate Code To Affect Claims against an Estate. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 342, H.P. 272
An Act To Contract Out the State Single Audit. (Presented by Representative McKANE of Newcastle)

L.D. 343, H.P. 273
An Act Regarding School Transportation. (Presented by Representative FINCH of Fairfield)

L.D. 344, H.P. 274
An Act To Modify the Membership of the Franklin County Budget Advisory Committee. (Presented by Representative PINEAU of Jay)

L.D. 345, H.P. 275
An Act To Clarify Recent Changes to the Laws Regulating Land Use Ordinances. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 346, H.P. 276
An Act To Increase State Funding of Public Education. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Cornish)

L.D. 347, H.P. 277
An Act To Improve Landowner Relations. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 348, H.P. 278
An Act To Limit Contributions to Political Action Committees. (Presented by Speaker CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 349, H.P. 279
An Act To Provide a Tax Credit for the Purchase of Small Wind Power Generators for Personal or Small Business Use. (Presented by Representative BROWNE of Vassalboro)

L.D. 350, H.P. 280
An Act To Protect Citizens from Physical Injury Due to Obstructed Driveways. (Presented by Representative HILL of York)

L.D. 351, H.P. 281
An Act To Allow Municipalities To Designate Safe Zones To Protect Children from Sex Offenders. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Warren)

L.D. 352, H.P. 282
An Act To Provide an Appeal Process Regarding Rate Increases of Certain Quasi-municipal Districts and Corporations. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 353, H.P. 283
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Require a 2/3 Vote of Each House of the Legislature To Enact or Increase a Tax or License Fee. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Cornish)

L.D. 354, H.P. 284
An Act Regarding the Reporting Requirements of Guardians and Conservators. (Presented by Representative FLETCHER of Winslow)

L.D. 355, H.P. 285
Resolve, To Establish a Committee To Examine Issues Relating to the Administration and Distribution of Municipal Revenue Sharing. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BROWNE of Vassalboro)

L.D. 356, H.P. 286
An Act Concerning Certain Hunting License Fees and Antlerless Deer Permits. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 357, H.P. 287
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for the Land for Maine's Future Program. (Presented by Representative FLOOD of Winthrop)

L.D. 358, H.P. 288
An Act To Create the Maine Fishery Infrastructure Tax Credit Program. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 359, H.P. 289
An Act To Link Sewer Extension Funding to Comprehensive Planning. (Submitted by the Community Preservation Advisory Committee pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 30-A, section 4350, subsection 10.)

L.D. 360, H.P. 290
An Act To Identify the Methodology Used To Develop a Fiscal Note. (Presented by Representative BURNS of Berwick)

L.D. 361, H.P. 291
An Act To Create a Waiting Period for Firearms. (Presented by Representative CRAVEN of Lewiston)

L.D. 362, H.P. 292
An Act To Effect the Seizure and Disposal of Contraband Fireworks. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GERZOFSKY of Brunswick)

L.D. 363, H.P. 293
An Act To Improve Juvenile Justice. (Presented by Representative SYKES of Harrison)

L.D. 364, H.P. 294
An Act To Stop Misleading Drug Advertisements. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield)

L.D. 365, H.P. 295
Resolve, To Promote Community Integration for Individuals with Brain Injuries. (Presented by Representative CRAVEN of Lewiston)

L.D. 366, H.P. 296
An Act To Make Additions and Deletions to the List of State Endangered and Threatened Species. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham)

L.D. 367, H.P. 297
An Act To Protect Emergency Room Personnel from Civil Liability. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 368, H.P. 298
An Act To Encourage Employers To Defray the Cost of College for the Children of Their Employees. (Presented by Representative HARLOW of Portland)

L.D. 369, H.P. 299
An Act To Require High-speed Internet Access for All Maine Residents. (Presented by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls)

L.D. 370, S.P. 114
Resolve, To Reduce the Number of School Administrative Units and Gain Administrative Efficiencies. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 371, S.P. 115
An Act To Protect Young Consumers. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 372, S.P. 116
An Act To Strengthen the Crime of Gross Sexual Assault as It Pertains to Persons Who Furnish Drugs to Victims. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 373, S.P. 117
An Act To Change the Membership of the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission To Add Seats for the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and the State. (Presented by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook)

L.D. 374, S.P. 118
An Act To Provide Funding for the Maine-Canada Trade Ombudsman. (Presented by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook)

L.D. 375, S.P. 119
An Act To Amend the Family Medical Leave Laws. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 376, S.P. 120
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Capitalize the Maine Marine Research Fund. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 377, S.P. 121
An Act To Fund a Joint Appointment for a Groundfish Ecologist. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 378, S.P. 122
An Act To Ensure That County Jails Maintain the Same Formulary for Mental Health Medications as the Maine State Prison. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 379, S.P. 123
An Act To Expand the Fall Wild Turkey Hunting Season. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 380, S.P. 124
An Act To Protect the Public from Dangerous Dogs. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 381, S.P. 125
An Act To Require That Vehicles Transporting Poultry Fecal Matter Be Covered. (Presented by Senator GOOLEY of Franklin)

L.D. 382, S.P. 129
An Act To Correct an Inconsistency in Unemployment Insurance Tax Law. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 383, S.P. 130
An Act To Amend the Landlord-tenant Laws. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 384, H.P. 300
An Act To Further Protect Water Quality in Coastal Waters. (Presented by Representative PERCY of Phippsburg)

L.D. 385, H.P. 301
An Act To Require Stable Gasoline Pricing. (Presented by Representative GERZOFSKY of Brunswick)

L.D. 386, H.P. 302
An Act To Provide for Prescription Monitoring and Protection of Personal Patient Information. (Presented by Representative HINCK of Portland)

L.D. 387, H.P. 303
An Act To Improve the Driver Education and Evaluation Programs. (Presented by Representative WALCOTT of Lewiston)

L.D. 388, H.P. 304
An Act Concerning Insurance for Churches and Nonprofit Organizations. (Presented by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls)

L.D. 389, H.P. 305
An Act To Allow the District Court To Enter Parental Rights and Responsibilities Orders in Child Protection Proceedings. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 390, H.P. 306
An Act To Allow the District Court To Adjudicate Parentage in Child Protective Custody Cases. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 391, H.P. 307
Resolve, To Study Adoption Laws and Practices. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 392, H.P. 308
An Act To Establish Penalties for Violation of the Severance Pay Law. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

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