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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIII, No. 12

Monday, March 19, 2007

123RD LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Ch. 4 - 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) (H.P. 262, L.D. 327) (Governor's Bill)

Signed by the Governor
Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Ch. 5 - An Act To Amend the Law Regarding a License To Operate an Attended or Unattended Sales Promotion. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 53, L.D. 55)

Ch. 6 - An Act To List the Shortnose Sturgeon as a Marine Endangered Species. (S.P. 48, L.D. 140)

Ch. 7 - An Act To Modify the Laws Regarding Garnishment of Wages. (S.P. 69, L.D. 231)

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 15, 2007

Ch. 8 - An Act To Clarify the Use and Purpose of Center Turn Lanes. (S.P. 17, L.D. 23)

Ch. 9 - An Act To Clarify the Process for Public Improvement Construction Contracts. (S.P. 49, L.D. 141)

Ch. 10 - An Act To Clarify the Requirements for Temporary Licensure of Psychologists. (S.P. 59, L.D. 177)

Resolves

Signed by the Governor
Thursday, March 15, 2007

Ch. 1 - Resolve, To Direct the Department of Transportation to Establish the Elton R. Brooks Memorial Rest Area and Boat Launching Facility. (S.P. 70, L.D. 232)

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 16, 2007

L.D. 1304, S.P. 452
An Act Relative to Motor Vehicles and Floats Operated in Parades. (Presented by Senator BOWMAN of York)

L.D. 1305, S.P. 453
Resolve, To Create a New Hunter Safety Course. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1306, S.P. 454
An Act To Protect against Discrimination in Housing. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 1307, S.P. 455
An Act To Reduce Duplication of Paperwork for Fuel Distributors. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1308, S.P. 456
An Act To Ensure Consistency in Patient Care in Nursing Homes. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1309, S.P. 457
An Act To Provide Equity in Funding for Women's Health Services. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1310, S.P. 458
An Act To Make Unemployment Compensation Law More Fair to Seniors. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1311, S.P. 459
An Act To Fight Global Warming Effects in the State. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 1312, S.P. 460
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for the Preservation of Forest Lodge in the Town of Upton. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1313, S.P. 461
An Act To Amend the Solid Waste Management Laws. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1314, H.P. 922
An Act To Reimburse MaineCare in Certain Workers' Compensation Cases. (Presented by Representative PATRICK of Rumford)

L.D. 1315, H.P. 923
An Act To Amend the Wine License Laws. (Presented by Representative PIEH of Bremen)

L.D. 1316, H.P. 924
An Act To Define Campaign Communications Requiring Matching Clean Election Funding. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 1317, H.P. 925
An Act To Require a Minimum Number of Votes in a Primary To Continue To Qualify as a Maine Clean Election Act Candidate. (Presented by Representative PENDLETON of Scarborough)

L.D. 1318, H.P. 926
Resolve, To Require the Department of Marine Resources and the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability To Conduct an Independent Review and Audit of the Public Health Division. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative WEBSTER of Freeport)

L.D. 1319, H.P. 927
An Act Relating to Previously Approved Small Coastal Subdivisions. (Presented by Representative HINCK of Portland)

L.D. 1320, H.P. 928
An Act Requiring the Development of Codes of Ethics by Component Units and Other Related Organizations of State Government. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 1321, H.P. 929
Resolve, To Require the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability To Provide Audit and Oversight Services Regarding Medical and Dental Services Provided in the County Jails and State Prisons. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 1322, H.P. 930
An Act To Prohibit Constitutional Officers from Endorsing Candidates for the Legislature. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 1323, H.P. 931
Resolve, To Require the Department of Public Safety To Determine the Requirements for Regional Firefighters Concerning Assisting Other Municipalities. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 1324, H.P. 932
An Act To Restore Income as a Factor in the Determination of Fiscal Capacity in the School Funding Formula. (Presented by Representative EBERLE of South Portland)

L.D. 1325, H.P. 933
An Act To Ensure Adequate Funding for Students of Alternative Schools. (Presented by Representative WALKER of Lincolnville)

L.D. 1326, H.P. 934
An Act To Increase Civil Penalties for Violations of Fire Code Laws Applicable to Fire Escape Installment and Maintenance. (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 1327, H.P. 935
An Act To Amend Survivors' Benefits under the Workers' Compensation Laws. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 1328, H.P. 936
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Limit the Frequency with which an Issue May Appear on the Ballot as a Result of a Direct Initiative. (Presented by Representative BROWNE of Vassalboro)

L.D. 1329, H.P. 937
An Act To Allow Municipalities To Set Speed Limits on Certain Roads. (Presented by Representative BROWNE of Vassalboro)

L.D. 1330, H.P. 938
An Act To Promote School Zone Safety. (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1331, H.P. 939
An Act To Encourage Community Wind Power Projects. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 1332, H.P. 941
An Act Regarding Tobacco Products in Jails. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 1333, H.P. 942
An Act To Develop an Equitable Funding Formula for the University of Maine System Campuses. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 1334, H.P. 943
Resolve, To Establish a Task Force To Study Strategies To Promote Financial Literacy. (Presented by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick)

L.D. 1335, H.P. 944
An Act To Minimize the Litigation Costs to Municipalities Associated with Property Tax Assessment Appeals. (Presented by Representative FLETCHER of Winslow)

L.D. 1336, H.P. 945
An Act To Clarify the Determination of the Applicable Assessment Date for Certain Municipal Development District Projects. (Presented by Representative BABBIDGE of Kennebunk)

L.D. 1337, H.P. 946
Resolve, To Assist in Appropriate Notification in an Emergency. (Presented by Representative RECTOR of Thomaston)

L.D. 1338, H.P. 947
An Act Concerning the Taxation of Property Owned by Certain Nonprofit Organizations. (Presented by Representative FLETCHER of Winslow)

L.D. 1339, H.P. 948
Resolve, To Reduce Energy Costs for Consumers. (Presented by Representative BRAUTIGAM of Falmouth)

L.D. 1340, H.P. 949
An Act To Enhance the Reliability and Competitiveness of Maine's Electricity Market. (Presented by Representative EDGECOMB of Caribou)

L.D. 1341, H.P. 950
An Act To Clarify Restrictions on Accepting Campaign Contributions Laws. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 1342, H.P. 951
An Act To Enhance Energy Security by Requiring Greater Fuel Efficiency. (Presented by Representative HINCK of Portland)

L.D. 1343, H.P. 952
An Act To Encourage Vanpooling and Carpooling. (Presented by Representative LANSLEY of Sabattus)

L.D. 1344, H.P. 953
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support Maine's Economy and Quality of Place through the New Century Community Program. (Presented by Representative PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1345, H.P. 954
An Act To Simplify Standards for Determining Independent Contractor Status for Unemployment Compensation Purposes. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 1346, H.P. 955
An Act To Enhance Maine's Energy Independence and Reduce Electricity Costs. (Presented by Representative FLETCHER of Winslow)

L.D. 1347, H.P. 956
An Act To Establish Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants To Stimulate the Production, Distribution and Use of Biofuels. (Presented by Representative PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1348, S.P. 462
An Act To Amend the Maine Tort Claims Act. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1349, S.P. 463
Resolve, To Waive the Tort Claims Limitation on Damages Relative to the Traumatic Brain Injury of Lucas Tolliver. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1350, S.P. 464
Resolve, Authorizing the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands To Convey Interests of the State in Land in Lincolnville. (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 1351, S.P. 465
An Act To Promote Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Juveniles under the Care of the Department of Corrections. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 1352, S.P. 466
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Maine State Housing Authority. (Presented by President EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1353, S.P. 467
Resolve, To Provide a Comprehensive Assessment of Progress Made To Eliminate Combined Sewer Overflow into the State's Waterways. (Presented by Senator BENOIT of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1354, S.P. 468
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Health and Human Services To Establish a Physician Specialist Program. (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1355, S.P. 469
An Act Regarding the Calculation of the Livable Wage. (Presented by Senator DOW of Lincoln)

L.D. 1356, S.P. 470
An Act To Provide a Tax Credit for Revitalization of Historic Mill Facilities. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1357, S.P. 471
Resolve, Directing the Treasurer of State To Convene a Study Commission To Develop Recommendations To Improve the Administration of the State-Municipal Revenue Sharing Program. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1358, S.P. 472
Resolve, To Study the Distribution of Revenue Sharing. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1359, S.P. 473
An Act To Ensure the Availability of Existing Drinking Water Sources of Supply. (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 1360, S.P. 474
An Act To Require Owners of Utility Facilities To Accommodate the Installation of Traffic Control Signals and To Permit the University of Maine System To Construct Lines on Public Rights-of-way. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1361, S.P. 475
An Act Concerning Certain Flavored Cigarettes and Cigars. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1362, S.P. 476
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Municipal Elections. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1363, S.P. 477
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Access to State and State Aid Highways To Permit Traffic Safety and Rest Area Exceptions. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1364, S.P. 478
An Act To Preserve and Grow Maine Small Businesses. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1365, H.P. 957
An Act To Make Civil Process Fees on Papers Served on Behalf of the State of Maine Consistent with Fees Paid by Other Government Entities. (Presented by Representative PLUMMER of Windham)

L.D. 1366, H.P. 958
An Act To Limit the Loss a School Administrative Unit Could Receive under the School Funding Formula. (Presented by Representative SCHATZ of Blue Hill)

L.D. 1367, H.P. 959
An Act To Address the Inequities of the Probationary Teacher Laws. (Presented by Representative MAKAS of Lewiston)

L.D. 1368, H.P. 960
An Act To Revise the Essential Programs and Services Funding Formula To Increase Equity in School Funding. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 1369, H.P. 961
Resolve, To Promote High-quality Before-school and After-school Programs. (Presented by Representative GROSE of Woolwich)

L.D. 1370, H.P. 962
An Act Requiring Public Disclosure of Health Care Prices. (Presented by Representative WOODBURY of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1371, H.P. 963
Resolve, To Provide Adequate Funding for Emergency Homeless Shelters. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative DUNN of Bangor)

L.D. 1372, H.P. 964
An Act To Increase Caps on Damages in Actions under the Maine Human Rights Act. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 1373, H.P. 965
An Act To Authorize the Board of Trustees of the Maine State Retirement System To Provide a Cost-of-living Adjustment to Retired Employees of Participating Local Districts. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 1374, H.P. 966
An Act To Require Expense Reporting by Municipalities and Counties. (Presented by Representative COTTA of China)

L.D. 1375, H.P. 967
An Act To Equalize the Taxation of Noncigarette Tobacco Products. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 1376, H.P. 968
An Act To Preserve Farmland and Timberland. (Presented by Representative FLETCHER of Winslow)

L.D. 1377, H.P. 969
An Act To Exempt Fuel Used by Commercial Groundfishing Boats from Sales Tax. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative RAND of Portland)

L.D. 1378, H.P. 970
Resolve, To Provide Information to Maine Citizens Regarding Maine's Tax Laws. (Presented by Representative RAND of Portland)

L.D. 1379, H.P. 971
An Act To Create an Income Tax Stabilization Program. (Presented by Representative TARDY of Newport)

L.D. 1380, H.P. 972
An Act To Provide Income Tax Relief to Working and Middle-class Families. (Presented by Representative CONOVER of Oakland)

L.D. 1381, H.P. 973
Resolve, To Ensure the Success of Regional Climate Change Efforts. (Presented by Representative FLETCHER of Winslow)

L.D. 1382, H.P. 974
An Act To Create a Utility District in Edgecomb. (Presented by Representative McKANE of Newcastle)

L.D. 1383, H.P. 975
An Act To Enhance Availability of Emergency Telephone Services. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1384, H.P. 976
An Act To Rename and Specifically Identify Sex Crimes. (Presented by Representative VAUGHAN of Durham)

L.D. 1385, H.P. 977
An Act To Strengthen Arts Education for All Maine Students. (Presented by Representative CAIN of Orono)

L.D. 1386, H.P. 978
An Act To Make Criminal Background Checks and Department of Health and Human Services Child Protective Substantiation Checks on Volunteers More Affordable. (Presented by Representative WALCOTT of Lewiston)

L.D. 1387, H.P. 979
An Act Concerning the Taking of Nuisance Animals. (Presented by Representative SAVAGE of Falmouth)

L.D. 1388, H.P. 980
An Act To Prohibit Attorneys from Litigating Child Custody Cases in the Same District in Which They Serve as Guardians Ad Litem. (Presented by Representative BURNS of Berwick)

L.D. 1389, H.P. 981
An Act To Provide for Prompt Resolution of Insurance Claims. (Presented by Representative BRAUTIGAM of Falmouth)

L.D. 1390, H.P. 982
An Act Related to Special Purpose Reinsurance Vehicles. (Presented by Representative BRAUTIGAM of Falmouth)

L.D. 1391, H.P. 984
An Act To Focus the Use of the Sex Offender Registry Website on the Most Dangerous Offenders. (Presented by Representative FAIRCLOTH of Bangor)

L.D. 1392, S.P. 479
An Act To Update the Dioxin Monitoring Program. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1393, S.P. 481
An Act Regarding Lobbyist Disclosure. (Submitted by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 1007.)

L.D. 1394, S.P. 482
An Act Regarding Campaign Finance Disclosure by Political Action Committees. (Submitted by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 1009.)

L.D. 1395, S.P. 483
An Act To Protect Maine Rivers and To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1396, S.P. 484
Resolve, To Provide for an Independent Evaluation of the Procedures and Programs of the Department of Human Services for Promoting Permanency and Safety for Children. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 1397, S.P. 485
An Act To Allow Nonprofit Organizations and Indian Tribes To Sponsor Texas Hold 'Em Tournaments. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1398, S.P. 486
An Act To Enable Restaurants To Allow Dogs In Outdoor Portions of Those Establishments. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1399, S.P. 487
Resolve, To Ensure the Safety of Roads with High Volumes of Traffic. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1400, S.P. 488
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Taxation of Partnerships. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1401, S.P. 489
An Act Prohibiting Delivery of Unsolicited Credit Cards. (Presented by Senator BOWMAN of York)

L.D. 1402, H.P. 985
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Enhance Funding for Stem Cell Research in Maine. (Presented by Representative PILON of Saco)

L.D. 1403, H.P. 986
An Act To Provide Parity in the Laws Regarding Licensing of Electricians. (Presented by Representative McKANE of Newcastle)

L.D. 1404, H.P. 987
Resolve, Directing the Establishment of a Building Contractor's License and Education Requirements for Code Enforcement Officers. (Presented by Representative WEDDELL of Frankfort)

L.D. 1405, H.P. 988
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Lawful Possession of Certain Scheduled Drugs. (Presented by Representative CRAVEN of Lewiston)

L.D. 1406, H.P. 989
An Act To Improve the Retirement Benefit Plan for Children's Services Caseworkers. (Presented by Representative PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1407, H.P. 990
Resolve, To Address Issues Concerning the Employment of Senior Citizens. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield)

L.D. 1408, H.P. 991
An Act Concerning Harness Racing Association Funding. (Presented by Representative MAREAN of Hollis)

L.D. 1409, H.P. 992
An Act To Make Technical Changes to Maine's Aquaculture Statutes. (Presented by Representative PERCY of Phippsburg)

L.D. 1410, H.P. 993
Resolve, To Name the Gray Connector. (Presented by Representative AUSTIN of Gray)

L.D. 1411, H.P. 994
An Act To Amend the Auto Impoundment and Forfeiture Laws. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1412, H.P. 995
RESOLUTION, To Amend the Constitution of Maine To Protect Senior Property Owners. (Presented by Representative EDGECOMB of Caribou)

L.D. 1413, H.P. 996
An Act To Set Fees for Services for Tax-exempt Property in Municipalities. (Presented by Representative BLANCHETTE of Bangor)

L.D. 1414, H.P. 997
An Act To Support Farms and Limit Sprawl. (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 1415, S.P. 493
An Act Regarding the Right of a Person To Appeal from the Action of a State Agency. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1416, S.P. 494
An Act To Create a Workers' Compensation Board Appeals Process. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1417, S.P. 495
An Act To Assist in the Cleanup of Waste Motor Oil Disposal Sites. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1418, S.P. 496
An Act To Provide Patients with Their Medication. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 1419, S.P. 497
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway Working Group. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1420, S.P. 498
An Act To Amend the Definition of "Territorial Waters" and Study Maine's Coastal Policies. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1421, S.P. 499
Resolve, To Remove Barriers to Smoking Cessation Treatment in Maine. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1422, S.P. 500
An Act To Allow Nonprofit Organizations To Operate Certain Games of Chance without a License. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1423, S.P. 501
An Act To Allocate Punitive Damage Awards in Civil Cases To Include an Amount To Ensure Access to Justice for Maine Citizens. (Presented by Senator MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1424, H.P. 998
An Act Requiring Long-range Budget Planning. (Presented by Representative WOODBURY of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1425, H.P. 999
An Act To Facilitate the Reporting of the Crime of Acquiring Drugs by Deception. (Presented by Representative McKANE of Newcastle)

L.D. 1426, H.P. 1000
An Act To Enhance the Prekindergarten Experience for Maine Children. (Presented by Representative CAIN of Orono)

L.D. 1427, H.P. 1001
Resolve, To Evaluate Parenting Education and To Develop Parenting Resources in Maine High Schools. (Presented by Representative WOODBURY of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1428, H.P. 1002
An Act To Facilitate Reporting by Maine Financial Institutions of Elder Financial Exploitation. (Presented by Representative BRAUTIGAM of Falmouth)

L.D. 1429, H.P. 1003
An Act To Require Insurance Coverage for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders. (Presented by Representative VAUGHAN of Durham)

L.D. 1430, H.P. 1004
An Act To Compensate Property Owners for Property Designated as a Significant Wildlife Habitat. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 1431, H.P. 1005
An Act To Provide for the Protection of Communities That Host a Solid Waste Disposal Facility or Incineration Facility. (Presented by Representative VALENTINO of Saco)

L.D. 1432, H.P. 1006
An Act To Create a Voluntary Checkoff for the Income Tax Form for Forest Disease Prevention and Control. (Presented by Representative CARTER of Bethel)

L.D. 1433, H.P. 1007
An Act Providing Senior Citizens with an Optional Deferred Payment Plan for the Payment of Property Taxes. (Presented by Representative HARLOW of Portland)

L.D. 1434, H.P. 1008
An Act To Lower Maine Income Tax Rates. (Presented by Representative ROBINSON of Raymond)

L.D. 1435, S.P. 502
An Act To Adopt a Regional Cost Differential for State Salaries, School Funding and Contracted Services. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1436, S.P. 503
Resolve, To Reduce the Level of Unfunded Liability for Health Benefits Owed to Retired State Employees. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1437, S.P. 504
An Act To Review Prescription Drug Prior Authorization under MaineCare. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1438, S.P. 505
An Act To Reverse the Effects of the Grant Case on Workers' Compensation. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1439, S.P. 506
An Act To Enhance the Workers' Compensation Board Advocate Program. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1440, H.P. 1009
An Act To Prohibit Inappropriate Software Advertising of Prescription Drugs. (Presented by Representative TREAT of Farmingdale)

L.D. 1441, H.P. 1010
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Establish the Maine State Endowment Trust. (Presented by Representative WOODBURY of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1442, H.P. 1011
An Act To Increase Quality Physical Education for Elementary School Students. (Presented by Representative MILLER of Somerville)

L.D. 1443, H.P. 1012
Resolve, To Study the Funding Formula of Cumberland County To More Equitably Apportion the Taxes Paid to County Government. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 1444, H.P. 1013
An Act To Index the Veterans' Property Tax Exemptions to the Cost of Living. (Presented by Representative BURNS of Berwick)

L.D. 1445, H.P. 1014
An Act To Calculate the Livable Wage and Measure the Bureaucratic Costs To Subsidize Workers Paid Less Than a Livable Wage. (Presented by Representative BURNS of Berwick)

L.D. 1446, H.P. 1015
An Act To Protect Children from Mercury and Thimerosal Toxicity in Immunizing Agents. (Presented by Representative BURNS of Berwick)

L.D. 1447, H.P. 1016
Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources To Study Invasive Terrestrial Plant Species. (Presented by Representative FLOOD of Winthrop)

L.D. 1448, H.P. 1017
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Wastewater Treatment Facilities and Water Supply Facilities. (Presented by Representative FLOOD of Winthrop)

L.D. 1449, H.P. 1019
An Act To Provide Outreach and Training on Dementia-related Protocols for Law Enforcement Officers. (Presented by Representative GROSE of Woolwich)

L.D. 1450, H.P. 1020
An Act To Create Equity in Hospital Charges. (Presented by Representative WALCOTT of Lewiston)

L.D. 1451, H.P. 1021
An Act To Promote the Health and Safety of Maine Consumers. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham)

L.D. 1452, H.P. 1022
An Act To Protect a Borrower's Right To Use the Borrower's Chosen Accounting Service. (Presented by Representative ROBINSON of Raymond)

L.D. 1453, H.P. 1023
Resolve, Regarding the Privacy of Social Security Numbers. (Presented by Representative PINKHAM of Lexington Township)

L.D. 1454, H.P. 1024
An Act To Care for Working Families. (Presented by Representative NORTON of Bangor)

L.D. 1455, H.P. 1025
An Act Concerning the Duties of Employers in the Case of Mass Employee Termination. (Presented by Representative PATRICK of Rumford)

L.D. 1456, H.P. 1026
Resolve, Establishing a Blue Ribbon Commission To Study the Operations of State Government. (Presented by Representative GROSE of Woolwich)

L.D. 1457, H.P. 1027
An Act To Preserve Home Ownership in the State by Reducing the Property Tax Burden. (Presented by Speaker CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 1458, H.P. 1028
An Act To Reduce the Income Tax Burden on Maine Residents. (Presented by Speaker CUMMINGS of Portland)

L.D. 1459, H.P. 1029
An Act Concerning Spending Caps. (Presented by Representative FLOOD of Winthrop)

L.D. 1460, S.P. 508
An Act To Allow Maine Residents To More Fully Depreciate Their Motor Vehicles. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1461, S.P. 509
An Act To Allow a Tax Credit for Tuition Paid to Private Schools. (Presented by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1462, S.P. 510
An Act To Clarify the Department of Audit's Municipal Internal Control Observation Program. (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 1463, S.P. 511
An Act To Prevent Elder Prescription Drug Abuse. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1464, S.P. 512
An Act To Expand the Duties of the State Planning Office To Provide Additional Services to Municipalities. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 1465, S.P. 513
Resolve, To Establish a Pilot Program for a Trimester Schedule at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1466, S.P. 514
An Act To Address Issues Related to Chiropractic Licensure. (Presented by Senator SCHNEIDER of Penobscot)

L.D. 1467, S.P. 515
Resolve, To Create Improved Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

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