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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIII, No. 7

Monday, February 12, 2007

123RD LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2007

L.D. 525, H.P. 403
Resolve, To Stimulate Tourism Development Projects. (Presented by Representative ANNIS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 526, H.P. 404
An Act To Increase Eligibility for the Dirigo Health Program. (Presented by Representative CONOVER of Oakland)

L.D. 527, H.P. 405
An Act To Expand Property Tax Benefits for Retired Citizens. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Warren)

L.D. 528, H.P. 406
An Act To Improve the Business Equipment Tax Exemption. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 529, H.P. 407
An Act To Encourage Newly Retired Veterans To Reside in Maine. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 530, H.P. 408
An Act To Encourage Open Space through Current Use Taxation of Open Space Land Set Aside for Long-term Protection from Development. (Presented by Representative HILL of York)

L.D. 531, H.P. 409
An Act To Improve the Method of Taxing Natural Gas for Highway Use. (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 532, H.P. 410
Resolve, To Create a Plan for the Downeast Airport Authority. (Presented by Representative EMERY of Cutler)

L.D. 533, H.P. 411
An Act To Establish "Clean Air - No Idling" Zones. (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 534, H.P. 412
Resolve, Directing the Maine Turnpike Authority To Study the Relocation of the York Toll Booth. (Presented by Representative WEAVER of York)

L.D. 535, H.P. 413
An Act To Create a Retired Firefighter Registration Plate. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Allagash)

L.D. 536, H.P. 414
An Act To Promote Efficiency in the Use of the Communications Equipment Fund. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 537, H.P. 415
An Act to Protect the Machiasport Clam Flats along the Machias River from Effluent Contamination. (Presented by Representative EMERY of Cutler)

L.D. 538, H.P. 416
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Promote Increased Research and Development Collaboration between the Environmental and Energy Technology Sector and the University of Maine System. (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 539, H.P. 417
An Act To Ban Personal Watercraft on East Carry Pond, Middle Carry Pond and West Carry Pond. (Presented by Representative PINKHAM of Lexington Township)

L.D. 540, H.P. 418
An Act To Authorize a Court To Appoint Counsel in Protection from Abuse Hearings. (Presented by Representative FITTS of Pittsfield)

L.D. 541, H.P. 419
An Act To Encourage the Owners of Sole Proprietorships To Hire More Employees. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 542, H.P. 420
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Environmental Protection To Locate and Remediate a Gasoline Spill Contaminating a Private Well. (Presented by Representative PRATT of Eddington)

L.D. 543, H.P. 421
Resolve, To Establish the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law Review Committee. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 544, H.P. 422
An Act To Provide Maine Land Conservation Tax Incentives. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 545, H.P. 423
Resolve, To Name the Bridge on Route 201 in Jackman over the Moose River the Veterans Memorial Bridge. (Presented by Representative PINKHAM of Lexington Township)

L.D. 546, H.P. 424
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Amend Its Rules Regarding Noise Abatement Costs. (Presented by Representative KAENRATH of South Portland)

L.D. 547, H.P. 425
An Act To Create Fairness in E-9-1-1 Funding. (Presented by Representative FITTS of Pittsfield)

L.D. 548, H.P. 426
An Act To Prevent Abuse of Pet Ownership Rights. (Presented by Representative MAKAS of Lewiston)

L.D. 549, H.P. 427
An Act To Fund the Purchase of Maine State Retirement System Time by Certain Veterans. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Allagash)

L.D. 550, H.P. 428
An Act To Allow the Independent Practice of Dental Hygiene. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 551, H.P. 429
An Act To Create the Maine Health Card Program. (Presented by Representative PINKHAM of Lexington Township)

L.D. 552, H.P. 430
An Act To Provide for Punitive Damages against Sex Offenders. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 553, H.P. 431
An Act To Allow for Corporate Ownership of Dental Practices. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 554, H.P. 432
An Act To Amend the Shellfish Laws. (Presented by Representative GERZOFSKY of Brunswick)

L.D. 555, H.P. 433
An Act To Protect Children from Lead Exposure by Requiring Sufficient Notice of Renovations. (Presented by Representative HINCK of Portland)

L.D. 556, H.P. 434
Resolve, To Reduce the Size of State Government by Four Percent. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 557, H.P. 435
An Act To Increase the Penalty for Late Filings by Lobbyists. (Presented by Representative HARLOW of Portland)

L.D. 558, H.P. 436
An Act To Create Fairness in the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax by Implementing the Recommendations of the Secretary of State's Task Force on Registration Fees. (Presented by Representative PENDLETON of Scarborough)

L.D. 559, H.P. 437
An Act Regarding the Valuation of Land within Buffer Areas Established under the Natural Resources Protection Laws. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 560, S.P. 172
An Act To Integrate the Approval of Early Childhood Education Plans for Children 4 Years of Age into Basic School Approval for Elementary Schools. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 561, S.P. 173
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Transportation To Establish a Rest Area on U.S. Route 9 between Calais and Brewer. (Presented by Senator RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 562, S.P. 174
An Act To Adopt a Flat Corporate Income Tax. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 563, S.P. 175
An Act To Move the Primary Election from June to September. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 564, S.P. 176
An Act To Streamline the Regulation of Agricultural Composters. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 565, S.P. 177
An Act To Remove the Sunset on the Exemption of Internet Services from Auctioneer Licensure Requirements. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 566, S.P. 178
An Act To Increase the Property Tax Exemption for Certain Veterans and Surviving Spouses. (Presented by Senator RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 567, S.P. 179
An Act To Expand Tax Incentives for Conservation Easements. (Presented by Senator NASS of York)

L.D. 568, S.P. 180
An Act To Conform HIV Testing to the Recommendations of the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 569, S.P. 181
An Act To Reduce Maine's Income Tax Rates by 50 Percent. (Presented by Senator SMITH of Piscataquis)

L.D. 570, S.P. 182
An Act To Authorize a Local Option Sales Tax To Reduce Property Taxes. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 571, H.P. 438
An Act To Protect Beef Producers. (Presented by Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska)

L.D. 572, H.P. 439
An Act To Fund the Western Maine Career Centers. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 573, H.P. 440
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for the Western Maine Creative Arts Center. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 574, H.P. 441
An Act To Increase Funding for the State's Immunization Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MILLER of Somerville)

L.D. 575, H.P. 442
An Act To Expand Jurisdictions of Municipal Housing Authorities. (Presented by Representative DRISCOLL of Westbrook)

L.D. 576, H.P. 443
Resolve, To Investigate Cellular Telephone Use and Driver Safety. (Presented by Representative BABBIDGE of Kennebunk)

L.D. 577, H.P. 444
An Act Concerning the Transport of Inmates in the Custody of the Sheriff. (Presented by Representative PLUMMER of Windham)

L.D. 578, H.P. 445
An Act To Help Maine People Be Informed Medical Consumers. (Presented by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick)

L.D. 579, H.P. 446
Resolve, To Extend Fall Fishing Opportunities. (Presented by Representative HOLMAN of Fayette)

L.D. 580, H.P. 447
An Act To Provide for Punitive Damages against Drunk Drivers. (Presented by Representative GERZOFSKY of Brunswick)

L.D. 581, H.P. 448
An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to Improvident Transfers. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 582, H.P. 449
An Act To Create Fairness in Maine's Property Taxes. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 583, H.P. 450
An Act To Permit Medical and Social Service Professionals To Report Animal Cruelty. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 584, H.P. 451
An Act Concerning Animal Control Officers as Mandated Reporters of Abuse. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 585, H.P. 452
An Act To Establish Instant Run-off Voting for Gubernatorial Races. (Presented by Representative HINCK of Portland)

L.D. 586, H.P. 453
An Act To Simplify Notification Procedures for Water Quality Changes. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 587, H.P. 454
An Act To Protect and Improve Lake Water Quality. (Presented by Representative EBERLE of South Portland)

L.D. 588, H.P. 455
An Act To Allow Civil Penalties for Trespass while Engaging in Activities Regulated by Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham)

L.D. 589, H.P. 456
An Act To Repeal Certain Health Savings Account Provisions. (Presented by Representative HARLOW of Portland)

L.D. 590, H.P. 457
An Act To Amend Certain Requirements Applicable to Insurance Producers. (Presented by Representative FISCHER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 591, H.P. 458
An Act Regarding Occupational Safety and Health Training for Workers on State-funded Construction Projects. (Presented by Representative PATRICK of Rumford)

L.D. 592, S.P. 183
An Act To Waive Tolls on the Maine Turnpike for People Who Are Traveling for Treatment of Catastrophic Illnesses. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 593, S.P. 184
Resolve, To Establish a Second Public Safety Answering Point for Kennebec County. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 594, S.P. 185
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Facilitate Laboratory and Education Facility Construction for the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 595, S.P. 186
An Act To Define "Livable Wage". (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 596, S.P. 187
An Act To Repeal the Laws Governing Long-term Foster Care. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 597, S.P. 189
Resolve, To Regulate Blasting Operators. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 598, S.P. 190
Resolve, To Allow Municipalities To Purchase Burn Permit Software. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 599, S.P. 191
An Act To Create an Airport Authority. (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 600, S.P. 192
An Act To Improve Revenue Sharing. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 601, S.P. 193
Resolve, To Direct the Bureau of General Services To Develop a Purchasing Pool for Political Subdivisions of the State and School Administrative Units. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 602, S.P. 194
An Act To Clarify Confidentiality in Child Protective Proceedings. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 603, S.P. 195
An Act To Support the Capital Riverfront Improvement District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 604, S.P. 196
An Act To Clarify the Confirmation Process of the Director of the Maine Emergency Management Agency. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 605, S.P. 197
An Act To Eliminate the Super Pack Hunting License. (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 606, S.P. 198
An Act To Protect Licensed Pawnbrokers. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 607, S.P. 199
An Act To Improve Electrical Safety. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 608, S.P. 200
An Act To Extend the Statute of Limitations for Certain Medical Malpractice Cases. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 609, S.P. 201
Resolve, To Preserve and Support Community Treatment Options for Children's Behavioral Health Needs. (Presented by Senator BRANNIGAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 610, S.P. 202
An Act To Reform the Taxation of Malt Liquor and Wine. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 611, H.P. 460
An Act To Generate Entrepreneurship, Small Business Development and Employment among Women and Rural Residents through Training and Technical Support. (Presented by Representative PERCY of Phippsburg)

L.D. 612, H.P. 461
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Capital Improvements for the Maine Community College System. (Presented by Representative FINCH of Fairfield)

L.D. 613, H.P. 462
An Act To Protect Children from Sexual Predators. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 614, H.P. 463
An Act To Modify the Essential Programs and Services Formula To Aid Rural School Districts. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 615, H.P. 464
An Act To Authorize the Use of the Department of Health and Human Services Staff as Hearing Officers. (Presented by Representative MILLER of Somerville)

L.D. 616, H.P. 465
An Act To Allow the Transfer of an Antlerless Deer Permit to a Child with a Disability. (Presented by Representative ANNIS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 617, H.P. 466
An Act To Promote Moose Hunting. (Presented by Representative ANNIS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 618, H.P. 467
An Act To Increase the Amount Retained by Agents Who Issue Hunting and Fishing Licenses. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Cornish)

L.D. 619, H.P. 468
An Act To Require All State Employees To Carry State Health Insurance. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 620, H.P. 469
An Act Relating to Liquor Samples. (Presented by Representative PATRICK of Rumford)

L.D. 621, H.P. 470
Resolve, To Establish a Lobster Trap Tag Transfer Program. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 622, H.P. 471
Resolve, To Study the Need for and Placement of a Child Care Center in or near the State House Complex. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Cornish)

L.D. 623, H.P. 472
An Act To Change the Standard State Tax Deduction for Married People Filing Jointly to $10,000. (Presented by Representative FLOOD of Winthrop)

L.D. 624, H.P. 473
An Act To Increase the Maine Resident Homestead Property Tax Exemption Amount to $25,000. (Presented by Representative SIROIS of Turner)

L.D. 625, H.P. 474
Resolve, To Establish a Commission To Study the Feasibility of the State's Acquiring the Golden Road. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PINEAU of Jay)

L.D. 626, H.P. 475
An Act To Require Warning Lights at All Railroad Crossings. (Presented by Representative McKANE of Newcastle)

L.D. 627, H.P. 476
An Act To Ensure Uniform Emergency Medical Dispatch Services in Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative RINES of Wiscasset)

L.D. 628, H.P. 477
An Act To Permit Modification of Department-initiated Paternity Judgments Concerning Parental Rights. (Submitted by the Family Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 19-A, section 354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 629, H.P. 478
Resolve, To Create the Sebago Lake Village State Park. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Cornish)

L.D. 630, H.P. 479
Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation To Strengthen Safety Inspection Requirements Governing Industrial Elevators. (Presented by Representative PATRICK of Rumford)

L.D. 631, H.P. 480
An Act To Strengthen OUI Laws As They Pertain to Drugs. (Presented by Representative CLEARY of Houlton)

L.D. 632, H.P. 481
An Act To Reduce Maine's Property Tax Burden by Funding County Jails. (Presented by Representative GILES of Belfast)

L.D. 633, H.P. 482
An Act To Improve Funding for the State Snowmobile Trail System. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 634, H.P. 483
An Act To Encourage Landowners To Allow Hunting. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 635, H.P. 484
An Act To Amend the Banking Laws Regarding Industrial Loan Company Reciprocity across State Lines. (Presented by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls)

L.D. 636, H.P. 485
An Act To Create Optional Public Financing of Legislative Leadership Elections. (Presented by Representative VALENTINO of Saco)

L.D. 637, H.P. 486
An Act To Limit Mercury Exposure. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CLEARY of Houlton)

L.D. 638, H.P. 487
An Act To Require Joint Planning and Development Board Review for Proposed Developments That Abut Municipal Boundaries. (Presented by Representative EBERLE of South Portland)

L.D. 639, H.P. 488
An Act To Clarify the Application of the Real Estate Transfer Tax in Regards to Section 1031 Exchanges. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Cornish)

L.D. 640, H.P. 489
An Act To Assess Farm Buildings at Current Use Value. (Presented by Representative HOLMAN of Fayette)

L.D. 641, H.P. 490
An Act To Amend the Nonresident Income Tax Filing Requirements. (Presented by Representative WOODBURY of Yarmouth)

L.D. 642, H.P. 491
An Act to Clarify Certain Laws Concerning Posted Speed Limit. (Presented by Representative FITTS of Pittsfield)

L.D. 643, H.P. 492
An Act To Clarify Certain Equipment Provisions for Motor Vehicles. (Presented by Representative CHASE of Wells)

L.D. 644, H.P. 493
An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws. (Presented by Representative CHASE of Wells)

L.D. 645, H.P. 494
An Act To Promote Municipal Energy Conservation. (Presented by Representative EBERLE of South Portland)

L.D. 646, H.P. 495
An Act To Support and Expand Regional Teacher Development Centers and Early College Readiness Programs. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 647, H.P. 496
An Act To Encourage Economic Development. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 648, H.P. 497
An Act To Maintain the Amount of State Land That Is Open for Hunting. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Allagash)

L.D. 649, H.P. 498
Resolve, To Ensure Pet Safety during Emergencies. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham)

L.D. 650, H.P. 499
An Act To Equalize MaineCare Reimbursements to Hospitals. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 651, H.P. 500
An Act To Support Small, Local and Efficient Hospitals. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 652, H.P. 501
Resolve, To Ensure Appropriate Personal Needs Allowances for Persons Residing in Long-term Care Facilities. (Presented by Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford)

L.D. 653, H.P. 502
An Act Regarding Proof of a Violation of the Laws against Hunting on Sunday. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Allagash)

L.D. 654, H.P. 503
An Act To Make License Requirements and Rules Consistent for Young Anglers. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham)

L.D. 655, H.P. 504
An Act To Change the Firearms Season on Deer. (Presented by Representative HANLEY of Gardiner)

L.D. 656, H.P. 505
An Act to Focus State Agency Efforts in Economic Development on Entrepreneurial Sustainability and Growth. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 657, H.P. 506
An Act To Provide Funding for Transitional Employment Training Opportunities for Persons with Mental Illness. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 658, H.P. 507
An Act To Protect the Health of Infants. (Presented by Representative CURTIS of Madison)

L.D. 659, H.P. 508
An Act To Establish a Mediation Process for Landlord-tenant Disputes. (Presented by Representative WAGNER of Lewiston)

L.D. 660, H.P. 509
An Act To Change the Qualifications for the Chair of the Maine Unemployment Insurance Commission. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 661, H.P. 510
An Act To Maintain Retirement Health Benefits for State Retirees. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 662, H.P. 511
Resolve, To Assist Veterans in Need of Shelter. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 663, H.P. 512
An Act To Update Absentee Ballot Procedures. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 664, H.P. 513
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Require That Members of the House and Senate Be Assigned Seats That Correlate with Each Member's District for the Purpose of Enhancing Communications and Reducing the Perception of Partisan Gridlock. (Presented by Representative BURNS of Berwick)

L.D. 665, H.P. 514
An Act Regarding the Calculation of Tree Growth Reimbursements to Municipalities. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MILLETT of Waterford)

L.D. 666, H.P. 515
An Act To Amend Maine's Abandoned Vehicle Laws. (Presented by Representative FISHER of Brewer)

L.D. 667, H.P. 516
An Act To Modify the Motor Vehicle Insurance Cancellation Notification Law. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 668, S.P. 205
An Act To Reallocate Revenues from the Real Estate Transfer Tax. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator NASS of York)

L.D. 669, S.P. 206
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Transportation To Make Improvements to U.S. Route 2-A. (Presented by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook)

L.D. 670, S.P. 207
An Act To Promote Economic Growth through Entrepreneurship, the Creative Economy and Rural Economic Development. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 671, S.P. 208
An Act To Amend the Laws Dealing with the Posting of Gas Prices. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 672, S.P. 209
An Act To Strengthen the Scientific Research Support Capability of the Maine State Museum. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 673, S.P. 210
An Act To Address the Issue of Drive-offs from Service Stations. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 674, S.P. 211
An Act To Restore Funding to the Maine Joint Environmental Training Coordinating Committee. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 675, S.P. 212
An Act To Eliminate the Interest on Security Deposits for Mobile Homes. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 676, S.P. 213
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force To Study Maine's Homeland Security Needs. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Task Force to Study Maine's Homeland Security Needs pursuant to Resolve 2005, chapter 126.)

L.D. 677, S.P. 214
Resolve, Directing the Development of a Building Code and Building Rehabilitation Code Implementation Plan. (Submitted by the Community Preservation Advisory Committee pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 30-A, section 4350, subsection 10.)

L.D. 678, S.P. 215
An Act To Limit the Eminent Domain Authority of a Transmission and Distribution Utility. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 679, S.P. 216
An Act To Clarify Portions of the Laws Governing InforME. (Presented by Senator SCHNEIDER of Penobscot)

L.D. 680, S.P. 217
An Act To Increase Funding for the Spaying and Neutering of Companion Animals. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 681, S.P. 218
An Act Concerning the Examination of Persons in Protective Custody. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 682, S.P. 219
An Act To Allow Schools in the State To Self-insure for Fire, Property and Theft Insurance. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 683, S.P. 220
An Act To Limit the Activities of Political Candidates at Polling Places to Voting. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 684, S.P. 221
An Act To Permit Medical Providers an Opportunity To Express Regret for a Medical Error. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 685, S.P. 222
An Act To Amend the Maine Human Rights Act. (Submitted by the Maine Human Rights Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 4566, subsection 11.)

L.D. 686, H.P. 517
An Act To Ensure Truth in Music Advertising. (Presented by Representative MAKAS of Lewiston)

L.D. 687, H.P. 518
An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Transactions at Financial Institutions. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Falmouth)

L.D. 688, H.P. 519
An Act To Establish a Universal Health Care Program. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 689, H.P. 520
An Act To Facilitate MaineCare Reimbursement in Workers' Compensation Cases. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 690, H.P. 521
An Act Regarding the Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative PIEH of Bremen)

L.D. 691, H.P. 522
An Act To Modify Lobster License Fees. (Presented by Representative EATON of Sullivan)

L.D. 692, H.P. 523
An Act To Eradicate Invasive Aquatic Plants and Nuisance Species. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 693, H.P. 524
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Authorize the Legislature To Allow Municipalities To Exempt from Property Tax a Portion of the Value of Homesteads. (Presented by Representative PIEH of Bremen)

L.D. 694, H.P. 525
An Act Regarding Fines for Overweight Trucks. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Allagash)

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