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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXV, No. 2

Monday, January 19, 2009

124TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2009

L.D. 82, S.P. 31
An Act To Create a Penalty for Harvesting Scallops in a Conservation Area. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 83, S.P. 32
An Act To Increase the Percentage of Retired Teachers' Health Insurance Paid by the State. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 84, S.P. 33
An Act To Ensure Fair Pay. (Presented by Senator SIMPSON of Androscoggin)

L.D. 85, S.P. 34
An Act To Simplify and Consolidate Maine's Fishing Laws and Rules. (Presented by Senator GOOLEY of Franklin)

L.D. 86, S.P. 35
An Act To Conform the Maine Tax Laws for 2008 to the United States Internal Revenue Code. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 87, S.P. 36
An Act To Allow the Same Homestead and Veterans' Exemptions to a Person Who Has a Life Lease as Are Allowed to Those Who Have a Life Estate. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 88, S.P. 37
An Act To Permit Personal Watercraft on Lake St. George in Liberty. (Presented by Senator RECTOR of Knox)

L.D. 89, S.P. 38
An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning Informal Conferences as Part of the Board of Licensure in Medicine's Disciplinary Proceedings. (Presented by Senator RECTOR of Knox)

L.D. 90, S.P. 39
Resolve, Authorizing the State Tax Assessor To Convey the Interest of the State in Certain Real Estate in the Unorganized Territory. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 91, H.P. 75
An Act To Fund the Maine Downtown Center. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 92, H.P. 76
An Act Pertaining to the Quality Child Care Education Scholarship Fund. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 93, H.P. 77
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Construction Contracts. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Augusta)

L.D. 94, H.P. 78
An Act To Authorize the State Board of Nursing To Request Mental and Physical Examinations and To Establish a Nurse Health Program. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 95, H.P. 79
An Act To Eliminate Penalties for Nonconforming School Administrative Units. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative EDGECOMB of Caribou)

L.D. 96, H.P. 80
An Act To Authorize the Implementation of Modified School Year Calendars. (Presented by Representative MILLETT of Waterford)

L.D. 97, H.P. 81
Resolve, Directing the Maine Community College System, the University of Maine System and the Department of Education To Develop a Plan To Enable High School Students To Achieve a Seamless Transition to Higher Education. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham)

L.D. 98, H.P. 82
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services To Require the Teaching of Mental Health Awareness in Middle Schools Based on a National Curriculum. (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 99, H.P. 83
An Act To Allow Authorization for the Release of HIV Information on a General Medical Information Release Form. (Presented by Representative PINKHAM of Lexington Township)

L.D. 100, H.P. 84
An Act To Improve Oral Health Care for Maine's Children. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 101, H.P. 85
An Act To Extend the Operation of the Maine Health Data Processing Center and To Amend the Maine Health Data Organization Statutes. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 102, H.P. 86
An Act To Exempt a Door Prize Awarded at a Fishing Tournament from Being Classified as a Game of Chance. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham)

L.D. 103, H.P. 87
An Act To Ensure Protection from Harassment for Purchasers of Real Property through Auction. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Augusta)

L.D. 104, H.P. 88
An Act To Fund Fully the Purchase of Military Time. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville)

L.D. 105, H.P. 89
An Act To Increase the Allowable Contributions to Traditionally Funded Campaigns. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville)

L.D. 106, H.P. 90
An Act To Prohibit Constitutional Officers from Endorsing Candidates for the Legislature. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 107, H.P. 91
An Act To Change the Classification of Man-made Wetlands. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Ripley)

L.D. 108, H.P. 92
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Change the Terms for State Senators and Members of the House of Representatives to 4 Years. (Presented by Representative HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 109, H.P. 93
An Act To Exempt Residential Electricity from Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville)

L.D. 110, H.P. 94
An Act To Allow School Buses To Travel at the Posted Speed Limit on the Interstate and the Maine Turnpike. (Presented by Representative CRAY of Palmyra)

L.D. 111, H.P. 95
Resolve, To Name Part of Route 16 the Alton E. Worcester Highway. (Presented by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville)

L.D. 112, H.P. 96
An Act To Prohibit the Use of Handheld Cellular Telephones while Driving. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Augusta)

L.D. 113, H.P. 97
An Act Regarding Construction and Excavation near Burial Sites. (Presented by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford)

L.D. 114, H.P. 98
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Overnight Parking of Recreational Vehicles. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 115, H.P. 99
An Act To Repeal the Laws Governing Consolidation of School Administrative Units. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative EDGECOMB of Caribou)

L.D. 116, H.P. 101
An Act To Allow Political Signs on Private Property Only. (Presented by Representative EBERLE of South Portland)

L.D. 117, H.P. 102
Resolve, To Facilitate the Creation of a Memorial for the Families and Friends of Children Who Have Died by Violence. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Augusta)

L.D. 118, S.P. 40
An Act To Further Facilitate the Provision of Educational Loans for Maine Students and Families. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BOWMAN of York)

L.D. 119, S.P. 41
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Public Water System Operation Fees. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 120, S.P. 43
An Act To Clarify the Criteria for Provision of Assistance to Low-income Customers of Natural Gas Companies. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 121, H.P. 103
An Act To Reduce the Length of the Legislative Sessions. (Presented by Representative FLOOD of Winthrop)

L.D. 122, H.P. 104
An Act To Correct the Law Concerning Private Investigators' License Qualifications. (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 123, S.P. 45
An Act Regarding the Electronic Submission of Filings. (Presented by Senator BOWMAN of York)

L.D. 124, H.P. 108
An Act To Remove Game Sanctuary Status for Certain Lands in the Town of Orrington. (Presented by Representative ROSEN of Bucksport)

L.D. 125, H.P. 109
Resolve, To Establish the Blue Ribbon Commission To Study the Functions and Operations of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 126, H.P. 110
An Act To Amend Certain Laws Affecting Transportation. (Presented by Representative HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 127, H.P. 111
An Act To Prohibit Telephone Line-item Charges Not Representing Services Requested by the Customer or Required by Law. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 128, H.P. 112
An Act To Require the Teaching of Agricultural Studies in Maine's Schools. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry pursuant to Public Law 2007, chapter 660, section 18.)

L.D. 129, S.P. 48
Resolve, Directing the Secretary of State To Conduct a Pilot Program for Early Voting for the November 2009 Election. (Presented by President MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 130, S.P. 49
An Act To Allow a Municipality Greater Flexibility To Disburse State Fees. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 131, S.P. 50
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Athens Standard Water District. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 132, S.P. 51
An Act To Clarify Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Laws for Youth. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 133, S.P. 52
An Act To Allow a Duplicate Vanity License Plate in a Different Classification of Plate. (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 134, H.P. 113
An Act To Amend the Occupancy Limits for Campsites in the Unorganized Territories. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska)

L.D. 135, H.P. 114
An Act To Increase Mileage Reimbursement for Jurors. (Presented by Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska)

L.D. 136, H.P. 115
An Act To Require the Provision of Unstructured Recess Time for Elementary School Students. (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 137, H.P. 116
Resolve, To Authorize a Trail To Be Built Connecting the Cascade Falls Trail with the Eastern Trail. (Presented by Representative HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 138, H.P. 117
An Act Regarding the Placement of Bait To Attract Wild Animals or Birds for Hunting. (Presented by Representative SARTY of Denmark)

L.D. 139, H.P. 118
An Act To Require a Guide License for Certain Outdoor Activities. (Presented by Representative SARTY of Denmark)

L.D. 140, H.P. 119
An Act To Prohibit a Maine Clean Election Act Candidate from Participating in Political Action Committee Funding. (Presented by Representative HARLOW of Portland)

L.D. 141, H.P. 120
An Act To Allow a Person 65 Years of Age or Older To Obtain a Lobster License without Completing the Apprentice Program. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Warren)

L.D. 142, H.P. 121
An Act To Revise the Boundary between the City of Waterville and the Town of Oakland. (Presented by Representative NUTTING of Oakland)

L.D. 143, H.P. 122
An Act To Amend the Process for Secession from a County by a Municipality. (Presented by Representative ROBINSON of Raymond)

L.D. 144, H.P. 123
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Reduce the Size of the Legislature. (Presented by Representative FLOOD of Winthrop)

L.D. 145, H.P. 124
An Act To Require the Secretary of State To Notify Vehicle Owners of Impending Registration Expiration. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Warren)

L.D. 146, H.P. 125
An Act To Require Telephone Directories To Include Cellular Telephone Numbers for Businesses. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Warren)

L.D. 147, H.P. 126
An Act To Facilitate the Protection of Electric Utility Consumer Interests in Public Utility Commission Cases Involving the Construction, Rebuilding or Relocating of Transmission Lines. (Presented by Representative HINCK of Portland)

L.D. 148, H.P. 127
An Act To Provide Notice of Foreclosures to Tenants. (Presented by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick)

L.D. 149, H.P. 128
An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to the Maine Jobs Council. (Presented by Representative BLODGETT of Augusta)

L.D. 150, H.P. 129
An Act To Allow Voters To Choose Ongoing Absentee Voter Status. (Presented by Representative HINCK of Portland)

L.D. 151, H.P. 130
An Act To Amend the Alewife Fishing Laws. (Presented by Representative PERCY of Phippsburg)

L.D. 152, H.P. 131
An Act Relating to Autocycles. (Presented by Representative CONNOR of Kennebunk)

L.D. 153, H.P. 132
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for the Land for Maine's Future Board. (Presented by Representative FLOOD of Winthrop)

L.D. 154, H.P. 133
An Act To Enhance the Safety of Forestry Workers and Contracted Farm Workers. (Presented by Representative BLODGETT of Augusta)

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Bill text is also available at the Maine Legislature Web Site http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/billtexts.

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