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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIII, No. 11

Monday, March 12, 2007

123RD LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Private and Special Laws

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 1, 2007

Ch. 1 - An Act Authorizing the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts To Confer the Degree of Doctor of Visual Arts. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 361, L.D. 462)

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, MARCH 9, 2007

L.D. 1007, S.P. 324
An Act To Promote County-based Economic Development Efforts. (Presented by Senator RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 1008, S.P. 325
An Act To Improve the Legislative Ethics Laws. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1009, S.P. 326
An Act To Provide Firearms Safety Instruction for Adolescents. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 1010, S.P. 327
An Act To Ensure That Military Services Members Receive Deferment of Their Property Tax Obligations. (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 1011, S.P. 328
An Act To Enhance Child Support Collections in Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1012, S.P. 329
Resolve, To Require the Emergency Services Communication Bureau To Send E-9-1-1 Changes of Address Information to State Licensing Agencies. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1013, S.P. 330
An Act To Offer Tuition Waivers for State Higher Education Facilities to Eligible Veterans. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1014, S.P. 331
An Act To Ensure Reasonable and Equitable Land Use Opportunities near Shorebird, Wading Bird and Waterfowl Habitat. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 1015, S.P. 332
An Act To Amend the Unemployment Laws. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1016, S.P. 333
An Act To Clarify the Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services To License Residential Parenting Facilities. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1017, S.P. 334
An Act To Protect Citizens' Privacy. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1018, S.P. 335
An Act To Require That a State Road Be in Good Condition before Being Turned over to a Municipality. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1019, S.P. 336
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Replenish the School Revolving Renovation Fund. (Presented by Senator BOWMAN of York)

L.D. 1020, S.P. 337
An Act To Renew the Promise of Higher Education. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 1021, S.P. 338
Resolve, To Lower the Cost of State Government. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1022, S.P. 339
An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to the Removal of Submerged Vehicles. (Presented by Senator NASS of York)

L.D. 1023, S.P. 340
An Act To Designate Special Funds To Help Support Maine Military Families. (Presented by Senator SCHNEIDER of Penobscot)

L.D. 1024, S.P. 341
An Act To Address Labor Practices with On-call Workers. (Presented by Senator SCHNEIDER of Penobscot)

L.D. 1025, S.P. 342
An Act To Reform Essential Programs and Services. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1026, S.P. 343
An Act To Reduce Inspections and Operating Costs for Elevators. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1027, S.P. 344
An Act To Clarify the Definition of "Physical or Mental Disability" in the Maine Human Rights Act. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1028, S.P. 345
An Act To Reform Dirigo Health. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1029, S.P. 346
An Act To Create the Maine Spyware Prevention Act. (Presented by Senator BOWMAN of York)

L.D. 1030, S.P. 347
An Act To Encourage Cogeneration. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 1031, S.P. 348
An Act To Amend the Fingerprinting Law. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1032, S.P. 349
An Act To Improve Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities in Maine. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 1033, S.P. 350
An Act Regarding the Mandatory Administration of Medication in Hospitals Serving Psychiatric Patients. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1034, H.P. 752
Resolve, To Preserve the Saco River. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MUSE of Fryeburg)

L.D. 1035, H.P. 753
An Act To Increase Wheelchair Van Services Reimbursement Rates. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 1036, H.P. 754
An Act To Appropriate Funds To Restore Clam Flats in Stockton Harbor. (Presented by Representative WEDDELL of Frankfort)

L.D. 1037, H.P. 755
An Act To Exempt Maintenance Workers from Licensure for General Electrical Maintenance. (Presented by Representative FLOOD of Winthrop)

L.D. 1038, H.P. 756
An Act To License Home Building and Improvement Contractors. (Presented by Representative HINCK of Portland)

L.D. 1039, H.P. 757
An Act Regarding the Determination of the Predominant Aggressor in Domestic Violence Situations. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1040, H.P. 758
An Act To Increase College Attainment. (Presented by Speaker CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 1041, H.P. 759
An Act To Improve the Essential Programs and Services Funding Formula. (Presented by Representative FINCH of Fairfield)

L.D. 1042, H.P. 760
An Act To Establish Uniformity in School Building Construction. (Presented by Representative WEDDELL of Frankfort)

L.D. 1043, H.P. 761
An Act Regarding Requirements for the Issuance and Renewal of Teaching Certificates. (Presented by Representative HOLMAN of Fayette)

L.D. 1044, H.P. 762
An Act To Address Eating Disorders in Maine. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 1045, H.P. 763
An Act To Establish the Coyote Award Program. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 1046, H.P. 764
An Act To Make Changes to Maine's Homeowner Property Insurance Laws. (Presented by Representative McKANE of Newcastle)

L.D. 1047, H.P. 765
An Act To Lower the Cost of Health Insurance. (Presented by Representative VAUGHAN of Durham)

L.D. 1048, H.P. 766
An Act To Provide Greater Permanency for Children in Child Protection Proceedings. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 1049, H.P. 767
An Act To Require Wholesale Distributors of Alcoholic Beverages To Report the Quantity of Liquor Sold to Individual Licensees. (Presented by Representative WEBSTER of Freeport)

L.D. 1050, H.P. 768
An Act To Prohibit Payment for the Gathering of Petition Signatures. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 1051, H.P. 769
An Act To Provide Information to the Public Regarding Lobbying and Lobbyists. (Presented by Representative WEBSTER of Freeport)

L.D. 1052, H.P. 770
An Act To Extend Eligibility for the Trade-in Credit to All Trailers. (Presented by Representative BROWNE of Vassalboro)

L.D. 1053, H.P. 771
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Placement of an On-premises Sign. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Ripley)

L.D. 1054, H.P. 772
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Repair Underground Pipes on Main Street and Church Street in Stockton Springs. (Presented by Representative WEDDELL of Frankfort)

L.D. 1055, H.P. 773
An Act To Establish the Hearing Assistance Program for Low-income Persons Who Are Elderly or Disabled. (Presented by Representative WEBSTER of Freeport)

L.D. 1056, H.P. 774
An Act To Change Building Requirements for County Buildings and Land. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Augusta)

L.D. 1057, H.P. 775
An Act Concerning the Economic and Business Climate. (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 1058, H.P. 776
An Act To Require the Reporting of Executive Branch Lobbying. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 1059, H.P. 777
An Act To Ban Payment-per-signature for Initiative and Referenda Petition Circulators. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1060, H.P. 778
Resolve, To Study the State's Career Center Network and Create a Sustainable System. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 1061, H.P. 779
An Act To Accept the Determination of Public Opinion on Municipal Projects. (Presented by Representative McFADDEN of Dennysville)

L.D. 1062, H.P. 780
An Act To Provide Tax-exempt Status to Service Dog Trainers. (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 1063, H.P. 781
An Act Regarding Cable Television Service Outages. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1064, H.P. 782
An Act To Increase Funding To Support Research and Development in the University of Maine System. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 1065, H.P. 783
Resolve, To Enhance the Education Opportunities for Maine's Early Childhood Workers. (Presented by Representative SILSBY of Augusta)

L.D. 1066, H.P. 784
An Act To Protect Consumers in the Insurance Industry. (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 1067, H.P. 785
An Act To Require the Payment of Property Taxes before a Refund May Be Issued under the Circuitbreaker Program. (Presented by Representative WEBSTER of Freeport)

L.D. 1068, H.P. 786
An Act To Enhance Maine's Energy Independence and Security. (Presented by Representative PIEH of Bremen)

L.D. 1069, H.P. 787
An Act To Provide a Property Tax Exemption for Nonprofit Technology Centers. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FINCH of Fairfield)

L.D. 1070, H.P. 788
An Act To Create the Maine Agriculture in the Classroom Council. (Presented by Representative PIEH of Bremen)

L.D. 1071, H.P. 789
An Act Regarding Energy-generating Facilities. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1072, H.P. 790
An Act To Establish a Single-payor Health Care System. (Presented by Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford)

L.D. 1073, H.P. 791
Resolve, To Study the Promotion, Expansion and Regulation of the Harness Racing Industry. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MAREAN of Hollis)

L.D. 1074, H.P. 792
An Act To Amend the Maine Commercial Fertilizer Law. (Presented by Representative LUNDEEN of Mars Hill)

L.D. 1075, H.P. 793
An Act To Establish the Maine Local Land Trust Fund. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1076, H.P. 794
An Act To Encourage Expansion and Development of Maine Tourism. (Presented by Representative MIRAMANT of Camden)

L.D. 1077, H.P. 795
An Act To Create a Seasonal Vendor Sales Tax Revolving Loan Fund. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 1078, H.P. 796
An Act To Amend the OUI Laws Regarding the Use of Immunoassays. (Presented by Representative CLEARY of Houlton)

L.D. 1079, H.P. 797
Resolve, Establishing the Commission To Study Biofuel Use in School Districts. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick)

L.D. 1080, H.P. 798
An Act To Increase Public Participation in the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund Board. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1081, H.P. 799
An Act To Protect Wild Trout from Exotic Species. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1082, H.P. 800
An Act To Create a Maine-based Independent Nonprofit Health Insurance Company. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick)

L.D. 1083, H.P. 801
An Act To Clarify the Use of Insurance Scores. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 1084, H.P. 802
An Act To Provide Adult Adoptees Access to Their Original Birth Certificates. (Presented by Representative FARRINGTON of Gorham)

L.D. 1085, H.P. 803
An Act To Improve the Laws Concerning the Management by Law Enforcement Agencies of Unclaimed, Lost or Stolen Personal Property. (Presented by Representative GERZOFSKY of Brunswick)

L.D. 1086, H.P. 804
An Act To Clarify Worker Payment for Clothing and Equipment. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 1087, H.P. 805
An Act To Facilitate Debarment of State Contractors with Serious or Repeated Labor Violations. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 1088, H.P. 806
An Act To Amend Various Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management Laws. (Presented by Representative PATRICK of Rumford)

L.D. 1089, H.P. 807
An Act To Create the Maine Natural Resource and Environment Efficiency Commission. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 1090, H.P. 808
An Act To Authorize the State's Participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1091, H.P. 809
Resolve, To Establish the Maine Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1092, H.P. 810
An Act To Exempt from the Excise Tax Fuel Used in Certain Farm Trucks. (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 1093, H.P. 811
An Act To Exempt Fuels Used in Farm Tractors from the Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 1094, H.P. 812
An Act To Exempt from the Sales Tax Water Used in Agricultural Production. (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 1095, H.P. 813
An Act To Enhance the Maine Residents Property Tax Program. (Presented by Representative FARRINGTON of Gorham)

L.D. 1096, H.P. 814
An Act To Make Circuitbreaker Program Benefits Proportional If a Resident Moves. (Presented by Representative PRESCOTT of Topsham)

L.D. 1097, H.P. 815
An Act Relating to Safe and Effective Use of Casco Bay Bridge. (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 1098, H.P. 816
An Act To Promote Electricity Transmission Independence. (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 1099, S.P. 351
An Act To Encourage Wind Energy Development. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 1100, S.P. 352
An Act To Support Continued Viability of Affordable Housing. (Presented by Senator SCHNEIDER of Penobscot)

L.D. 1101, S.P. 353
An Act To Establish a Complimentary Moose Permit Drawing for 100% Disabled Veterans. (Presented by Senator PLOWMAN of Penobscot)

L.D. 1102, S.P. 354
An Act To Lower Mandatory Group Participation Rates to 60%. (Presented by Senator PLOWMAN of Penobscot)

L.D. 1103, S.P. 355
An Act To Ensure Funding for Higher Education. (Presented by Senator SCHNEIDER of Penobscot)

L.D. 1104, S.P. 356
An Act To Amend Certain Provisions of Fish and Wildlife Law. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1105, S.P. 357
An Act To Strengthen Maine's Craft Brewers. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1106, S.P. 358
An Act To Recapitalize the Municipal Investment Trust Fund. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1107, S.P. 359
An Act To Promote Compliance with the Workers' Compensation Laws. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1108, S.P. 360
An Act To Change the Impact of the Rate of Growth Ordinance Limit on the Town of York. (Presented by Senator BOWMAN of York)

L.D. 1109, S.P. 361
Resolve, To Establish a Study Commission To Reform Taxes and Spending in Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BOWMAN of York)

L.D. 1110, S.P. 362
An Act To Create the Maine Council on Poverty and Economic Security. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1111, S.P. 363
An Act To Protect Children by Requiring Trigger Locks on Handguns. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 1112, S.P. 364
An Act To Exempt from Maine Taxes Wine Shipped to Other States. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1113, S.P. 365
An Act To Prevent Workplace Bullying. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1114, S.P. 366
An Act To Appropriate Funds for the School Breakfast Program. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1115, S.P. 367
An Act Concerning Licensure as a Master Well Driller or a Master Pump Installer. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 1116, S.P. 368
An Act To Create a State-sponsored Mutual Liability Company To Underwrite Risk for Snowmobile and ATV Clubs. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1117, S.P. 369
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Somerset Woods Trustees. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1118, S.P. 370
An Act To Provide Certain Requirements for Rules Related to Rate Setting for Mental Retardation Services and Mental Health Managed Care. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1119, S.P. 371
An Act To Permit Mental Health Professionals To Disclose Risks to People Likely To Be Harmed by a Patient. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1120, S.P. 372
An Act To Amend MaineCare Benefits as Allowed by the Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1121, S.P. 373
An Act To Provide That Lottery Proceeds Be Devoted to Public or Charitable Uses. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1122, S.P. 374
An Act To Prohibit a Person from Serving as Both Municipal Tax Collector and Treasurer. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1123, S.P. 375
An Act Relating to the Wells-Ogunquit Community School District. (Presented by Senator BOWMAN of York)

L.D. 1124, H.P. 817
An Act To Create an Ownership Interest in Agency Liquor Store Licenses. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 1125, H.P. 818
An Act To Amend the Maine Liquor Liability Act. (Presented by Representative BRAUTIGAM of Falmouth)

L.D. 1126, H.P. 819
An Act To Clarify the Status of Subsidy Payments to Guardians. (Presented by Representative PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1127, H.P. 820
An Act To Decriminalize Certain Actions. (Presented by Representative SCHATZ of Blue Hill)

L.D. 1128, H.P. 821
An Act To Require Electronic Monitoring of Secondary Sales Transactions. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 1129, H.P. 822
An Act To Increase Access to Oral Health Care. (Presented by Representative PENDLETON of Scarborough)

L.D. 1130, H.P. 823
Resolve, To Increase Fairness in Medical Payments. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 1131, H.P. 824
An Act To Establish a Sales Tax Rebate for Certain Vehicles. (Presented by Representative PLUMMER of Windham)

L.D. 1132, H.P. 825
An Act To Make Technical Changes to the Maine Municipal Bond Bank Laws. (Presented by Representative LUNDEEN of Mars Hill)

L.D. 1133, H.P. 826
Resolve, To Establish the William Silliker Memorial Wildlife Watching Area. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1134, H.P. 827
An Act To Ensure Access to the Community College for Students in Maine. (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 1135, H.P. 828
An Act To Allow Municipal Cost Sharing for County Services. (Presented by Representative PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1136, H.P. 829
An Act To Amend the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices' Appointment Process. (Presented by Representative CANAVAN of Waterville)

L.D. 1137, H.P. 830
An Act To Provide Payment for Homeless Respite Care Services through the MaineCare Program. (Presented by Representative DUNN of Bangor)

L.D. 1138, H.P. 831
An Act To Prohibit Maine from Participating in a National Identification Card System. (Presented by Representative LANSLEY of Sabattus)

L.D. 1139, H.P. 832
An Act Regarding Returnable Containers. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1140, H.P. 833
An Act To Improve Efficiency in the Courts. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 1141, H.P. 834
An Act To Ensure Basic Rights of Judicial Employees. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 1142, H.P. 835
An Act To Enhance the Newborn Hearing Program. (Presented by Representative MAKAS of Lewiston)

L.D. 1143, H.P. 836
An Act To Prevent the Public Utilities Commission from Disclosing Private Information to the Federal Government. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1144, H.P. 837
An Act To Provide Information to Property Tax Payers. (Presented by Representative SAMSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1145, H.P. 838
An Act To Impose a Real Estate Transfer Tax Based on the Value of the Property. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1146, H.P. 839
An Act To Promote Healthy Practices for MaineCare Members. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 1147, H.P. 840
An Act To Impose a Modified Hiring Freeze in State Government. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MILLETT of Waterford)

L.D. 1148, H.P. 841
An Act To Protect Electric Ratepayers. (Presented by Representative BRAUTIGAM of Falmouth)

L.D. 1149, H.P. 842
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Child Care Facilities in Maine. (Presented by Representative CONNOR of Kennebunk)

L.D. 1150, H.P. 843
An Act To Establish Random Audits of Voting Machines. (Presented by Representative PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1151, H.P. 844
An Act To Streamline the Review of Minor Tariff Filings of Consumer-owned Water Utilities. (Presented by Representative FITTS of Pittsfield)

L.D. 1152, H.P. 845
An Act To Improve Public Education in Maine. (Presented by Representative NORTON of Bangor)

L.D. 1153, H.P. 846
An Act To Allow Affordable Housing Discretionary Water and Sewer Fee Waivers. (Presented by Representative CHASE of Wells)

L.D. 1154, H.P. 847
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation to Expend Funds for Ocean Commerce in Casco Bay. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1155, H.P. 848
An Act To Include Fuel Economy when Calculating the Excise Tax on Motor Vehicles. (Presented by Representative BABBIDGE of Kennebunk)

L.D. 1156, H.P. 849
An Act To Protect Owners and Occupiers of Homes from Civil Liability. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 1157, H.P. 850
Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources To Establish Rules Concerning Certified Organic Seed. (Presented by Representative CRAY of Palmyra)

L.D. 1158, H.P. 851
An Act To Increase the Per Diem for Members of the State Board of Arbitration and Conciliation. (Presented by Representative WEBSTER of Freeport)

L.D. 1159, H.P. 852
Resolve, To Encourage Increased Use of Biodiesel Fuels in Maine. (Presented by Representative FLETCHER of Winslow)

L.D. 1160, H.P. 853
Resolve, To Encourage the Development of Water Power To Provide for Maine's Energy Needs. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 1161, S.P. 409
An Act To Make Certain Changes to the Board of Licensure in Medicine. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1162, S.P. 410
An Act To Remove Disparities in the Administration of Emergency Aid. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1163, S.P. 411
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability Regarding Economic Development in Maine. (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 1164, S.P. 412
An Act To Sustain Island Communities. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1165, S.P. 413
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Development of 2 Educational Facilities for Spurwink. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1166, S.P. 414
An Act To Reduce the OUI Limit to .06. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1167, S.P. 415
An Act To Permit a Local Option Sales Tax in Towns Adjacent to a National Park. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1168, S.P. 416
An Act To Amend New Motor Vehicle Laws Regarding Emission Standards. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1169, S.P. 417
An Act Relating to Uncollectible Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1170, S.P. 418
An Act To Exempt Nationally Accredited Child Welfare and Behavioral Health Care Organizations from State Licensing Requirements. (Presented by Senator NASS of York)

L.D. 1171, S.P. 419
An Act To Modernize the Laws Pertaining to the Sport of Skiing and Use of Ski Areas. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1172, S.P. 420
An Act To Regulate Fire Alarm Contractors. (Presented by Senator NASS of York)

L.D. 1173, H.P. 854
An Act To Clarify the Application of the Definition of "Tract or Parcel of Land" under the State Subdivision Laws. (Presented by Representative MILLETT of Waterford)

L.D. 1174, H.P. 855
Resolve, To Stabilize the Naples Waterfront. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 1175, H.P. 856
An Act To Apply Municipal Nepotism Policies to Municipal School Units. (Presented by Representative BLANCHETTE of Bangor)

L.D. 1176, H.P. 857
An Act Regarding MaineCare Prescription Drug and Tobacco Sales. (Presented by Representative PINKHAM of Lexington Township)

L.D. 1177, H.P. 858
Resolve, To Establish the Commission on Retirement Policy Funding and Reform. (Presented by Representative WOODBURY of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1178, H.P. 859
An Act To Update and Clarify Laws Relating to Maine's Community Colleges. (Presented by Representative NORTON of Bangor)

L.D. 1179, H.P. 860
An Act To Provide Regional Coordination and Planning for Public Health Programs and Activities. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 1180, H.P. 861
An Act To Promote Transportation Planning, Increase Efficiency and Reduce Sprawl. (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 1181, H.P. 862
An Act To Reclassify Certain Tobacco Products. (Presented by Representative BRAUTIGAM of Falmouth)

L.D. 1182, H.P. 863
An Act To Enable the Creation of Tax Increment Financing Districts for Arts Districts. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1183, H.P. 864
An Act To Clarify Public Safety Laws Regarding the Disclosure of Information and the Storage of Evidence, To Reauthorize the United States Secret Service To Enforce Certain State Laws and To Allow Designees To Serve on the Maine Communications System Policy Board. (Presented by Representative GERZOFSKY of Brunswick)

L.D. 1184, H.P. 865
Resolve, To Establish a Commission To Study the Possibility of Implementing the Proposed Healthy Americans Act. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick)

L.D. 1185, H.P. 866
An Act To Protect Dogs Tied Outside. (Presented by Representative PENDLETON of Scarborough)

L.D. 1186, H.P. 867
An Act To Establish Educational Excellence for the Towns of Corinna, Etna, Dixmont, Hartland, Newport, Palmyra, Plymouth and St. Albans. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative TARDY of Newport)

L.D. 1187, H.P. 868
An Act To Recoup Health Care Funds through the Maine False Claims Act. (Presented by Representative TREAT of Farmingdale)

L.D. 1188, S.P. 376
An Act Regarding Local Plumbing Inspectors. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1189, S.P. 377
An Act To Expand the Maine Residents Property Tax Program. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1190, S.P. 378
An Act To Promote Economic Growth through Education for Androscoggin County. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1191, S.P. 379
An Act To Authorize a Local Bond Issue for Solid Waste, Storm and Drainage Issues and Transfer Stations. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1192, S.P. 380
An Act To Adjust Revenue Sharing Proportions for Education. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1193, S.P. 381
An Act Regarding the Taxation of Income Derived from Out-of-state Trusts. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 1194, S.P. 382
An Act Concerning the Practice of a Deceased or Incapacitated Dentist. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1195, S.P. 383
An Act To Establish a Uniform Chart of Municipal Accounts. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1196, S.P. 384
An Act To Protect Host Communities' Sovereign Rights. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1197, S.P. 385
Resolve, To Prepare for any Statewide or Regional Emergency. (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1198, S.P. 386
An Act To Discontinue Over-the-counter Drug Coverage for MaineCare Patients. (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1199, S.P. 387
An Act To Resolve Unfunded State Mandates. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1200, S.P. 388
An Act To Require the Department of Environmental Protection To Exclude Repeat Violators of Environmental Laws from Receiving State Contracts. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1201, S.P. 389
An Act To Amend the Forfeiture and Property Seizure Laws. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1202, S.P. 390
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Access to State and State Aid Highways To Permit a Traffic Safety and Rest Area Exception. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1203, S.P. 391
An Act To Amend the Laws Respecting Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1204, S.P. 392
Resolve, To Impose a Moratorium on the Acceptance or Processing of an Application To Increase or Revise Licensing of New or Existing Incineration Facilities. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1205, S.P. 393
An Act To Amend the Laws Preventing the Pollution of Portland's Water Supply. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 1206, S.P. 394
An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws Concerning Work Licenses. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1207, S.P. 395
An Act To Amend the Mechanics Lien Laws. (Presented by Senator McCORMICK of Kennebec)

L.D. 1208, S.P. 396
An Act To Create Uniformity among Certain Self-insureds. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 1209, S.P. 397
An Act To License Weekly Housing Programs. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1210, S.P. 398
An Act Concerning the Diagnosis, Service and Repair of Motor Vehicles. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1211, S.P. 399
An Act To Decrease the Property Tax Rate. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1212, S.P. 400
An Act To Exempt Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in Active Patient Care from Jury Service. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1213, S.P. 401
An Act To Establish Spousal Support Guidelines. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1214, S.P. 402
An Act To Improve the Competitiveness of Maine's Boat Building Industry. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1215, S.P. 403
An Act To Attract New Capital for Innovative Businesses through Equity Investment in Maine. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1216, S.P. 404
Resolve, To Establish a Study Commission To Stimulate Telecommunications Investment, Economic Development and Job Creation. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1217, S.P. 405
An Act To Improve Health Standards in Piercing Procedures. (Presented by Senator PLOWMAN of Penobscot)

L.D. 1218, S.P. 406
An Act To Further Limit Retrospective Denials of Previously Paid Health Insurance Claims. (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1219, S.P. 407
An Act To Control Flooding. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1220, S.P. 408
An Act To Ensure Continued Education in Boatbuilding at the Marine Technology Center. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 1221, S.P. 422
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Kennebunk Light and Power District. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 1222, S.P. 423
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Wastewater Infrastructure on the Penobscot River and To Require Testing Relating to Publicly Owned Treatment Works. (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 1223, S.P. 424
An Act To Provide a Uniform Retirement Plan for Corrections Officers and Mental Health Workers. (Submitted by the Commission To Study Eliminating the Normal Retirement Age for Corrections Officers and Mental Health Workers pursuant to Resolve 2005, chapter 181.)

L.D. 1224, S.P. 425
An Act To Prevent Violence against Maine Families and To Provide Adequate Intervention in Cases of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1225, S.P. 426
An Act To Make Technical Changes to the Repeal of the Personal Property Tax on Business Equipment. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1226, S.P. 427
An Act To Protect Young Passengers of Transportation Providers. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 1227, H.P. 869
An Act To Require Posting of the State's Debt. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Ripley)

L.D. 1228, H.P. 870
An Act To Create a Certificate of Need Process for the Construction of Correctional Facilities. (Presented by Representative ROBINSON of Raymond)

L.D. 1229, H.P. 871
An Act To Prohibit Sex Offenders from Areas around Schools. (Presented by Representative CRAVEN of Lewiston)

L.D. 1230, H.P. 872
An Act To Protect Consumers against Inadequate Health Care Coverage. (Presented by Representative CONOVER of Oakland)

L.D. 1231, H.P. 873
An Act To Serve the Best Interests of Children in Divorce. (Presented by Representative WEBSTER of Freeport)

L.D. 1232, H.P. 874
An Act To Limit the Duration of the Placement of Campaign Signs. (Presented by Representative VALENTINO of Saco)

L.D. 1233, H.P. 875
An Act To Amend Requirements for Participation of Gubernatorial Candidates under the Maine Clean Election Act. (Presented by Representative VALENTINO of Saco)

L.D. 1234, H.P. 876
An Act To Require Clear Warnings on Light Bulbs Containing Mercury. (Presented by Representative MAKAS of Lewiston)

L.D. 1235, H.P. 877
An Act Regarding Recreational Vehicle Excise Taxes. (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1236, H.P. 878
An Act To Create the Princeton Standard Water District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McLEOD of Lee)

L.D. 1237, H.P. 879
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Create Jobs through Enhancing Maine's Commercial Marine Resources. (Presented by Representative EMERY of Cutler)

L.D. 1238, H.P. 880
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Provide 4-year Terms for Legislators. (Presented by Representative BROWNE of Vassalboro)

L.D. 1239, H.P. 881
Resolve, To Establish a Working Group To Study the Effectiveness and Timeliness of Early Identification and Intervention for Children with Hearing Loss in Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FARRINGTON of Gorham)

L.D. 1240, H.P. 882
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 1241, H.P. 883
An Act To Provide Uniform Treatment of Prior Convictions in the Maine Criminal Code. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 1242, S.P. 428
An Act To Increase Relief Provided under the Homestead Property Tax Exemption. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1243, S.P. 429
An Act To Allow Local Administration of the Maine Residents Property Tax Program. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1244, S.P. 430
An Act To Reduce Foreclosures. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1245, S.P. 431
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Encourage Research and Development in Renewable Energy. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 1246, S.P. 432
Resolve, To Improve Oral Health for Children. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 1247, S.P. 433
Resolve, To Establish a Study Commission To Explore the Creation of a Department of Peace. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 1248, S.P. 434
An Act To Establish the Northern Maine Power Agency. (Presented by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1249, S.P. 435
An Act To Amend the Composition of the Maine Port Authority. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1250, S.P. 436
An Act To Implement an Oral Health Capitation System for Children on MaineCare. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1251, S.P. 437
An Act To Establish the Crime of Political Libel. (Presented by Senator SAVAGE of Knox)

L.D. 1252, S.P. 438
An Act To Amend State Funding Reimbursement under the General Assistance Program. (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 1253, S.P. 439
An Act To Protect Consumers from Deceptive Insurance Solicitation. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 1254, S.P. 440
An Act To Modify the Student Code of Conduct. (Presented by Senator BOWMAN of York)

L.D. 1255, S.P. 441
Resolve, To Return to J & L Discatio Corporation Money Paid by It to Maine Revenue Services. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 1256, H.P. 884
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Community Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Collection. (Presented by Representative TREAT of Farmingdale)

L.D. 1257, H.P. 885
An Act Regarding the Terms of Members of the Maine State Museum Commission. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1258, H.P. 886
An Act To Clarify the Laws Governing Landowner Liability. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 1259, H.P. 887
An Act To Use the Date of Injury To Calculate the Average Weekly Wage in Occupational Disease Cases. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 1260, H.P. 888
An Act To Create an Animal Welfare Lottery Game. (Presented by Representative PERCY of Phippsburg)

L.D. 1261, H.P. 889
An Act To Clarify Intermittent Leave under the Family Medical Leave Laws. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1262, H.P. 890
An Act Regarding Property and Casualty Insurance Actuarial Opinion of Reserves. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Augusta)

L.D. 1263, H.P. 891
Resolve, To Continue the Tribal-State Work Group. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BLANCHARD of Old Town)

L.D. 1264, H.P. 892
An Act To Resolve Differences in the Laws Regarding Public Shade Trees. (Presented by Representative WAGNER of Lewiston)

L.D. 1265, H.P. 893
An Act To Keep Private Road Maintenance Costs Affordable. (Presented by Representative PERCY of Phippsburg)

L.D. 1266, H.P. 894
An Act To Support County Government. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 1267, H.P. 895
Resolve, To Estimate the Annual Value of Uncollected Bottle Deposits. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 1268, H.P. 896
An Act To Fund the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program and Fund. (Presented by Representative MAKAS of Lewiston)

L.D. 1269, H.P. 897
Resolve, To Study the Feasibility of Pine Tree Health Care Insurance Zones. (Presented by Representative CLEARY of Houlton)

L.D. 1270, H.P. 898
Resolve, To Clarify the Definition of Smart Growth. (Presented by Representative CRESSEY of Cornish)

L.D. 1271, H.P. 899
An Act To Establish Health Care Practitioner Immunity for Consulting Physicians in Critical Specialties or Subspecialties. (Presented by Representative WALKER of Lincolnville)

L.D. 1272, H.P. 900
An Act To Repeal Certain Unemployment Benefit Disqualifications. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1273, H.P. 901
An Act To Increase Beano Revenue. (Presented by Representative EATON of Sullivan)

L.D. 1274, H.P. 902
An Act To Allow the Discharge of Aquatic Pesticides Approved by the Department of Environmental Protection for the Control of Mosquito-borne Diseases in the Interest of Public Health and Safety. (Presented by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell)

L.D. 1275, H.P. 903
An Act To Promote Workplace Safety and Certainty within the Construction Industry by Authorizing the Workers' Compensation Board To Issue Construction Contractor Certificates. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 1276, H.P. 904
An Act To Promote Funding for Wildlife. (Presented by Representative DUCHESNE of Hudson)

L.D. 1277, H.P. 905
Resolve, To Study the Feasibility of Off-road Bike and Walking Paths along the Busiest Commuting Corridors in the State. (Presented by Representative WOODBURY of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1278, H.P. 906
An Act To Require Licensing for Certain Mechanical Trades. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1279, S.P. 442
An Act To Terminate the Authority of the Maine Governmental Facilities Authority. (Presented by Senator GOOLEY of Franklin)

L.D. 1280, S.P. 443
An Act To Expand the Scope of Practice of Certified Nursing Assistants To Include the Care of Feeding Tubes and Similar Devices. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1281, S.P. 444
Resolve, Requiring the Department of Education To Issue Rules Adopting the Northwest Evaluation Association's Assessment System as an Approved Method of Meeting Learning Results. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1282, S.P. 445
An Act To Allow Manicurists and Pedicurists To Do Nails for the Elderly. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1283, S.P. 446
An Act To Prevent Retailers from Selling Liquor below Cost. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1284, S.P. 447
An Act To Create the Energy Independence Act. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 1285, S.P. 448
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Appeals from Decisions Issued by the Workers' Compensation Board. (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 1286, S.P. 449
An Act To Impose Tighter Controls over Addictive Prescription Drugs. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1287, S.P. 450
An Act To Assist Maine Pharmacies. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1288, S.P. 451
An Act To Limit Recertification of Nursing Facility Residents to One Regulatory Organization. (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1289, H.P. 907
An Act To Provide Oversight for Crematoriums. (Presented by Representative HANLEY of Gardiner)

L.D. 1290, H.P. 908
An Act To Enhance Enforcement of Public Health Measures. (Presented by Representative MILLER of Somerville)

L.D. 1291, H.P. 909
Resolve, To Create the Commission To Aid Municipalities in Consolidating Public Safety Organizations. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 1292, H.P. 910
An Act To Ensure the Provision of Necessary Conditions for Effective Education Reform. (Presented by Representative NORTON of Bangor)

L.D. 1293, H.P. 911
An Act To Enhance Protection against Rabies in Wolf Hybrids. (Presented by Representative MILLER of Somerville)

L.D. 1294, H.P. 912
An Act To Establish a Health Care Bill of Rights. (Presented by Representative TREAT of Farmingdale)

L.D. 1295, H.P. 913
An Act To Amend the Labor Laws Regarding Automobile Dealerships. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1296, H.P. 914
An Act To Amend Certain Harness Racing Laws. (Presented by Representative MAREAN of Hollis)

L.D. 1297, H.P. 915
Resolve, Regarding Measures To Ensure the Continued Health and Commercial Viability of Maine's Seacoast by Establishing Nutrient Standards for Coastal Waters. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1298, H.P. 916
An Act To Amend the Definition of "Working Waterfront Land" To Include Land Used for Marine Trades. (Presented by Representative MIRAMANT of Camden)

L.D. 1299, H.P. 917
An Act To Amend the Farm and Open Space Tax Law. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 1300, H.P. 918
An Act To Return a Portion of Sales, Lodging and Meals Taxes to Municipalities. (Presented by Representative CHASE of Wells)

L.D. 1301, H.P. 919
An Act To Require All Construction Vehicles To Have a Backup Sensor. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 1302, H.P. 920
Resolve, To Preserve Maine's Electric Energy Infrastructure. (Presented by Representative McLEOD of Lee)

L.D. 1303, H.P. 921
An Act To Establish the Columbia Falls Village Water District. (Presented by Representative TIBBETTS of Columbia)

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