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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIII, No. 9

Monday, February 26, 2007

123RD LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2007

L.D. 817, H.P. 614
An Act To Support the Maine Keeping Seniors Home Program. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield)

L.D. 818, H.P. 615
An Act To Provide Support for the Volunteer Medical Ride Network. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield)

L.D. 819, H.P. 616
An Act To Provide Supplemental Funding for Mileage Reimbursement for Volunteers for Meals on Wheels Programs. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield)

L.D. 820, H.P. 617
An Act To Amend the Funeral Service Licensing Laws. (Presented by Representative PENDLETON of Scarborough)

L.D. 821, H.P. 618
Resolve, To Make University of Maine System Tuition Affordable. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MOORE of Standish)

L.D. 822, H.P. 619
An Act To Eliminate Fees for Resident Junior Hunters. (Presented by Representative PRATT of Eddington)

L.D. 823, H.P. 620
Resolve, To Create an Effective Coyote Control Program. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 824, H.P. 621
Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Extend the Coyote Night Hunting Season. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 825, H.P. 622
An Act To Allow Special Olympics Maine To Conduct an Open Bass Fishing Tournament. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Allagash)

L.D. 826, H.P. 623
An Act To Protect Inland Waters and Property Owners. (Presented by Representative MOORE of Standish)

L.D. 827, H.P. 624
An Act To Allow Certain Special Education Teachers To Acquire Time from the Maine State Retirement System. (Presented by Representative DRISCOLL of Westbrook)

L.D. 828, H.P. 625
An Act To Change the Process for Applying for Reimbursement of Fuel Taxes. (Presented by Representative CURTIS of Madison)

L.D. 829, H.P. 626
An Act To Create a Back-to-school Sales Tax-free Weekend Each Year. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McLEOD of Lee)

L.D. 830, H.P. 627
An Act To Permit the Use of Pictorial Graphics and Photographs on Changeable Signs. (Presented by Representative BROWNE of Vassalboro)

L.D. 831, H.P. 630
An Act Regarding Ticket Refunds. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 832, H.P. 631
Resolve, Directing the Department of Public Safety To Convene a Working Group To Review the Functioning of College and University Law Enforcement Departments. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 833, H.P. 632
An Act To Support the Maine Patent Program. (Presented by Representative FISCHER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 834, H.P. 633
Resolve, To Create a Study Commission To Review and Report on the Possibility of Making All Public School Teachers in Maine Employees of the State. (Presented by Representative HOTHAM of Dixfield)

L.D. 835, H.P. 634
An Act To Encourage School Administrative Units To Collaborate with Other School Administrative Units. (Presented by Representative SILSBY of Augusta)

L.D. 836, H.P. 635
An Act To Enhance Special Education. (Presented by Representative MAKAS of Lewiston)

L.D. 837, H.P. 636
An Act To Prevent Infant Exposure to Harmful Hormone-disrupting Substances. (Presented by Representative HINCK of Portland)

L.D. 838, H.P. 637
An Act Protecting the Confidentiality of Prescription Information. (Presented by Representative TREAT of Farmingdale)

L.D. 839, H.P. 638
An Act To Establish a Prescription Drug Academic Detailing Program. (Presented by Representative TREAT of Farmingdale)

L.D. 840, H.P. 639
An Act To Update the Authority of the Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company To Better Serve the Needs of Maine Employers. (Presented by Representative BRAUTIGAM of Falmouth)

L.D. 841, H.P. 640
An Act To Extend Health Insurance Coverage for Dependent Children up to 25 Years of Age. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 842, H.P. 641
An Act To Require Insurance Coverage for Infertility Treatments. (Presented by Representative ROBINSON of Raymond)

L.D. 843, H.P. 642
An Act To Provide Immunity from Tort Claims against the State of New Hampshire Department of Transportation when Performing Maintenance Operations within the State of Maine. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 844, H.P. 643
An Act To Change the Name of the Division of Labor Market Information Services to the Center for Workforce Research and Information. (Presented by Representative RECTOR of Thomaston)

L.D. 845, H.P. 644
An Act To Tie the Percentage of Health Insurance Benefits for Retired Teachers to That of Retired Legislators. (Presented by Representative EDGECOMB of Caribou)

L.D. 846, H.P. 645
An Act To Increase the Distance from a School within Which an Agency Liquor Store May Not Be Located. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 847, H.P. 646
An Act To Support the Commercial Groundfish Industry. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative RECTOR of Thomaston)

L.D. 848, H.P. 647
An Act To Encourage Greater Public Input into the State Environmental Licensing Process. (Presented by Representative ANNIS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 849, H.P. 648
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Eligibility for the Maine Residents Property Tax Program. (Presented by Representative PERCY of Phippsburg)

L.D. 850, H.P. 649
An Act To Reduce Taxes. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 851, S.P. 261
An Act To Facilitate the Upgrading and Preservation of Existing Building Structures. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 852, S.P. 262
An Act To Raise Benefits for Farmers under the Milk Subsidy Program and To Prevent Price Gouging in the Sale of Milk. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 853, S.P. 263
An Act To Encourage Efficiency in School Administration. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 854, S.P. 264
An Act To Extend Term Limits for the House of Representatives. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 855, S.P. 265
An Act To Require the Maine State Housing Authority To Perform a Comprehensive Resource and Needs Assessment for Housing for Special Needs Populations That Are Not Homeless. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 856, S.P. 266
An Act To Reduce Drunk Driving. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 857, S.P. 267
Resolve, To Create A Medical Malpractice Study Group. (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 858, S.P. 268
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for the University of Maine for Research and Development. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 859, S.P. 269
An Act To Restrict the Smoking Exemption for Tobacco Specialty Stores. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 860, S.P. 270
An Act To Amend Certain Laws Affecting Transportation. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 861, H.P. 650
An Act To Require a Commercial Applicator's License To Use Pesticides in Food-handling Establishments. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 862, H.P. 651
An Act To Improve Health Care for Maine Children through the Expansion of School-based Health Care Centers. (Presented by Representative HARLOW of Portland)

L.D. 863, H.P. 652
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Acquiring Land and Water Access through the Land for Maine's Future Program. (Presented by Speaker CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 864, H.P. 653
An Act To Protect Local Police Departments. (Presented by Representative ANNIS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 865, H.P. 654
An Act To Reduce the Cost of Hunting and Fishing Licenses for Certain Veterans and Members of the Military Service. (Presented by Representative MILLETT of Waterford)

L.D. 866, H.P. 655
An Act To Amend the Wrongful Death Laws. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 867, H.P. 656
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of a Joint Task Force on Fraudulent Uniform Commercial Code Filings as Adopted by the National Association of Secretaries of State and the International Association of Commercial Administrators. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 868, H.P. 657
An Act To Amend the Civil Foreclosure Laws. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 869, H.P. 658
Resolve, Directing the Maine State Retirement System To Recalculate the Retirement Benefits of D'Lila Terracin. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 870, H.P. 659
An Act To Enhance Education Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Children. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 871, H.P. 660
An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to the Treatment of Maine State Retirement System Contributions for Terminated Members. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 872, H.P. 661
An Act To Exempt Military Pensions and Survivors' Benefit Payments from State Income Tax. (Presented by Representative LANSLEY of Sabattus)

L.D. 873, H.P. 662
An Act To Require Economic Analysis and Public Comment for Road Construction Projects. (Presented by Representative FISCHER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 874, H.P. 663
An Act To Provide Funding for the Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham)

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://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/billtexts.

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