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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXV, No. 6

Monday, February 16, 2009

124TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2009

L.D. 401, H.P. 297
An Act Creating a Probationary Period for County Corrections Officials. (Presented by Representative MAGNAN of Stockton Springs)

L.D. 402, H.P. 298
An Act To Maintain and Improve ATV Trail Access. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Kittery)

L.D. 403, H.P. 299
An Act To Increase the Minimum Wage. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 404, H.P. 300
An Act To Promote Property Tax Relief for Maine's Senior Citizens. (Presented by Representative SHAW of Standish)

L.D. 405, S.P. 149
An Act To Reevaluate the Scope of Coverage for the Childless Adult Waiver Program. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 406, S.P. 150
An Act To Allow a Retailer To Offer To Pay Sales Tax on Items and Services Sold by That Retailer. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 407, S.P. 151
Resolve, To Change the Uses for Funds for Conservation Programs. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator PLOWMAN of Penobscot)

L.D. 408, S.P. 152
An Act To Clarify the Term of a Retail Tobacco License. (Presented by Senator PLOWMAN of Penobscot)

L.D. 409, S.P. 153
An Act To Increase Leaves of Absence for State Employees and Officials Who Are Members of the National Guard or Reserves of the United States Armed Forces. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 410, S.P. 154
An Act To Improve Maine's Ethics Laws. (Presented by Senator PLOWMAN of Penobscot)

L.D. 411, S.P. 155
An Act To Increase the Redemption Fee on Sorting and Handling. (Presented by Senator SMITH of Piscataquis)

L.D. 412, S.P. 156
An Act To Create an Animal Welfare Trailer License Plate. (Presented by Senator PLOWMAN of Penobscot)

L.D. 413, H.P. 301
An Act To Clarify Land Use Regulation in Unorganized and Deorganized Townships. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 414, H.P. 302
An Act To Improve the Safety of Snowmobile Trails. (Presented by Representative CONNOR of Kennebunk)

L.D. 415, H.P. 303
An Act Relating to Interference with Navigation on Inland Waters. (Presented by Representative PENDLETON of Scarborough)

L.D. 416, H.P. 304
An Act To Provide Funding to the ElderCare Network. (Presented by Representative McKANE of Newcastle)

L.D. 417, H.P. 305
An Act To Require State Employees To Pay 15% of Their Health Insurance Costs. (Presented by Representative WEAVER of York)

L.D. 418, H.P. 306
An Act To Facilitate the Development of Ocean Wind Power. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 419, H.P. 307
Resolve, To Increase Access to Dental Care in Rural Areas through Encouraging Distance Learning for Dental Hygienist Training. (Presented by Representative McKANE of Newcastle)

L.D. 420, H.P. 308
An Act To Amend Certain Laws Related to the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Division of Quality Assurance and Regulation. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Orono)

L.D. 421, H.P. 309
An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning Licensure Qualifications of Independent Practice Dental Hygienists. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 422, H.P. 310
An Act To Include the Study of Franco-American History in the System of Learning Results. (Presented by Representative BOLDUC of Auburn)

L.D. 423, H.P. 311
An Act To Provide a Safe Sleeping Environment for Children with Disabilities To Enable Them To Remain in Their Homes. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 424, H.P. 312
Resolve, Directing the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services To Adopt Rules Requiring a Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis Booster Vaccination in School-age Children. (Presented by Representative CONNOR of Kennebunk)

L.D. 425, H.P. 313
An Act To Require Private Insurance Coverage for Certain Services for Children with Disabilities. (Presented by Representative CONNOR of Kennebunk)

L.D. 426, H.P. 314
An Act To Allow Stepparents To Take Certain Actions with Respect to Their Stepchildren. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 427, H.P. 315
An Act To Require School Bus Drivers and School Bus Attendants To Report Suspected Child Abuse. (Presented by Representative EATON of Sullivan)

L.D. 428, H.P. 316
An Act To Amend the Intestate Succession and Wills Laws Concerning Wrongful Death. (Presented by Representative DILL of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 429, H.P. 317
An Act To Increase Retail Sales of Wine. (Presented by Representative PENDLETON of Scarborough)

L.D. 430, H.P. 318
An Act To Allow the Licensing of Minibars in Hotel Rooms. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 431, H.P. 319
An Act To Make the Site Location of Development Laws More Development Friendly. (Presented by Representative FINCH of Fairfield)

L.D. 432, H.P. 320
An Act To Ensure That the Maine Turnpike Authority Conducts Public Hearings for Construction and Reconstruction Projects and That All Public Records of the Maine Turnpike Authority Are Open for Inspection. (Presented by Representative HILL of York)

L.D. 433, H.P. 321
An Act To Reinstate Rules Requiring Inspection of Chimneys upon the Sale or Transfer of Property. (Presented by Representative ROSEN of Bucksport)

L.D. 434, H.P. 322
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Provide for the Reduction in the Size of the Legislature. (Presented by Representative FINCH of Fairfield)

L.D. 435, H.P. 323
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Install a Traffic Light at an Intersection in Sabattus. (Presented by Representative DOSTIE of Sabattus)

L.D. 436, H.P. 324
An Act To Include Trucks in the Definition of "Low-speed Vehicle". (Presented by Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska)

L.D. 437, H.P. 325
An Act To Require a Person under 18 Years of Age To Wear a Helmet While on a Motorcycle. (Presented by Representative CAIN of Orono)

L.D. 438, H.P. 326
An Act To Promote Small Business in Rural Maine by Expanding Game Hunting Opportunities. (Presented by Representative TARDY of Newport)

L.D. 439, H.P. 327
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Research and Development To Stimulate Maine's Innovation Economy. (Presented by Representative CAIN of Orono)

L.D. 440, H.P. 328
An Act Regarding Exceptions to the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel)

L.D. 441, H.P. 329
An Act To Establish the Crime of Motor Vehicle Violation Resulting in Death. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Augusta)

L.D. 442, H.P. 330
An Act To Require Prisoners To Perform Community Service and To Require Jails, Prisons, Nonprofit Entities, Universities and Counties To Compost Food Waste. (Presented by Representative McFADDEN of Dennysville)

L.D. 443, H.P. 331
An Act To Increase the Jurisdictional Limit for Small Claims. (Presented by Representative CLEARY of Houlton)

L.D. 444, H.P. 332
An Act To Allow a Verdict in a Criminal Trial To Be Considered a De Minimis Infraction. (Presented by Representative CLEARY of Houlton)

L.D. 445, H.P. 333
An Act To Improve Tribal-State Relations. (Presented by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick)

L.D. 446, H.P. 334
An Act To Protect Consumers from Credit Card and Debit Card Holds. (Presented by Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford)

L.D. 447, H.P. 335
An Act To Allow the Direct Sale of Shellfish to Retailers. (Presented by Representative LANGLEY of Ellsworth)

L.D. 448, H.P. 336
An Act To Modify the Informed Growth Act. (Presented by Representative BEAUDETTE of Biddeford)

L.D. 449, H.P. 337
Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services To Sell or Lease the Interests of the State in Certain Real Property Located at 17 School Street in Benedicta, Aroostook County. (Presented by Representative BEAUDETTE of Biddeford)

L.D. 450, H.P. 338
An Act To Clarify the Sales Tax Exemption for Commercial Agricultural Crop Production. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 451, H.P. 339
An Act To Clarify the Law Regarding Reinstatement of a Driver's License. (Presented by Representative BRIGGS of Mexico)

L.D. 452, H.P. 340
An Act To Include the Town of Falmouth as a Member of the Greater Portland Transit District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative NELSON of Falmouth)

L.D. 453, H.P. 341
An Act To Require Motorcyclists To Wear Helmets. (Presented by Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford)

L.D. 454, S.P. 157
An Act To Provide Representation for Dog Clubs on the Animal Welfare Advisory Council. (Presented by Senator NASS of York)

L.D. 455, S.P. 158
An Act Regarding Parents' Rights. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 456, S.P. 159
An Act To Provide Free Admission to State Parks to Veterans and Military Personnel. (Presented by Senator BLISS of Cumberland)

L.D. 457, S.P. 160
An Act Regarding Nuisance Beaver. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 458, S.P. 161
Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources To Develop Recommendations for Licensing Equine Boarding Facilities. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 459, S.P. 162
An Act To Provide Tax Relief for Maine Residents Deployed for Military Service. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 460, S.P. 163
Resolve, To Evaluate Climate Change Adaptation Options for the State. (Presented by Senator SIMPSON of Androscoggin)

L.D. 461, S.P. 164
An Act To Adopt Amendments to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act. (Presented by Senator SIMPSON of Androscoggin)

L.D. 462, S.P. 165
An Act To Amend the Retail Tobacco and Liquor Licensing Laws. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 463, S.P. 166
An Act To Allow Nonresident Property Owners To Vote on Municipal Budget Matters. (Presented by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook)

L.D. 464, S.P. 167
An Act To Suspend the Cost-of-living Adjustment for Legislators' Salaries for the Second Regular Session of the 124th Legislature. (Presented by Senator RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 465, S.P. 168
An Act To Amend Maine's School Construction Laws To Reduce the Percentage for Art to 0.5%. (Presented by Senator PLOWMAN of Penobscot)

L.D. 466, S.P. 169
An Act To Amend the Limited Liability Company Laws Concerning Management Standards. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 467, S.P. 170
An Act To Exempt School Administrative District 12, School Union 37 and School Union 60 from the Laws Requiring School Administration Consolidation. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 468, S.P. 171
An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning Terrorizing. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 469, S.P. 172
An Act To Strengthen Rural Community Investment. (Presented by Senator RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 470, S.P. 173
An Act To Sustain Nursing Education in Lincoln County. (Presented by Senator TRAHAN of Lincoln)

L.D. 471, S.P. 174
An Act To Encourage Alternative Energy and Promote Maine Businesses. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 472, S.P. 175
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Energy Conservation. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 473, S.P. 176
An Act To Suspend the Cost-of-living Adjustment for Legislators' Salaries for the First Regular Session of the 124th Legislature. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 474, S.P. 177
An Act To Clarify Land Planning in the Unorganized and Deorganized Townships. (Presented by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook)

L.D. 475, S.P. 178
An Act Regarding the Reorganization of Regional School Units and Allowing a Municipality To Opt Out of an Existing School Structure. (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 476, S.P. 179
An Act To Amend Certain Laws Administered by the Department of Environmental Protection. (Presented by Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 477, S.P. 180
An Act To Fund State Drug Prosecutors. (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 478, S.P. 181
An Act To Add 2 Mental Health Advocates to the State Board of Corrections. (Presented by President MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 479, S.P. 182
An Act To Recognize Maine Youth Camps. (Presented by Senator BRANNIGAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 480, H.P. 342
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 97, Private Non-Medical Institution Services, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of MaineCare Services, Division of Policy and Performance. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 481, H.P. 343
An Act To Allow the Department of Corrections To Certify Community Intervention Programs. (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 482, H.P. 344
An Act To Limit the Use of Seaplanes on West Harbor Pond. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 483, H.P. 345
An Act To Improve the Service of Protection from Harassment and Protection from Abuse Orders and the Collection of Restitution by the Department of Corrections. (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 484, H.P. 346
An Act To Rescind the Statute of Limitations on the Ability To File a Civil Suit in Cases Dealing with Unlawful Sexual Contact. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 485, H.P. 347
An Act To Allow Public-private Investment in Transportation Infrastructure Projects. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 486, H.P. 348
An Act To Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2010. (Submitted by the Maine Turnpike Authority pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 23, section 1961, subsection 6.)

L.D. 487, S.P. 183
An Act To Increase Judicial Salaries. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 4, section 1701, subsection 13.)

L.D. 488, S.P. 184
An Act To Address an Inequity in the Judicial Retirement System. (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 4, section 1701, subsection 13.)

L.D. 489, S.P. 188
Resolve, Regarding Continuity of Care in the Child Development Services System. (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 490, S.P. 189
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Mandatory Electronic Filing of Certain Tax Returns. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 491, S.P. 190
An Act To Reform Maine's Judicial System. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 492, S.P. 191
An Act To More Accurately Reflect the Disposition of a Case in Criminal History Record Information. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 493, S.P. 192
An Act To Provide Sensible Options for Tax Increment Financing Proceeds in Small Towns. (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 494, H.P. 349
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 22: Standards for Outdoor Application of Pesticides by Powered Equipment in Order To Minimize Off-target Deposition, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Board of Pesticides Control. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Board of Pesticides Control pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 495, H.P. 350
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 10: Definitions and Terms, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Board of Pesticides Control. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Board of Pesticides Control pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 496, H.P. 351
An Act To Amend the Employment Practices Laws. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 497, H.P. 352
An Act To Conserve Energy in Residential Leasehold Tenancies. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 498, H.P. 353
An Act Regarding Alcoholic Beverage Tastings. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 499, S.P. 194
An Act To Require the State To Issue Requests for Proposals for the Shredding of State Documents. (Presented by Senator TRAHAN of Lincoln)

L.D. 500, S.P. 195
An Act To Include as Authorized Project Costs the Construction or Improvement of Buildings Used by Municipalities for Purposes of Designating Municipal Development Districts. (Presented by Senator SCHNEIDER of Penobscot)

L.D. 501, S.P. 196
An Act To Ensure Maine's Energy Security and Reduce Dependence on Oil. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 502, S.P. 197
An Act To Require Additional Information in the Annual Reports of Nonprofit Corporations. (Presented by Senator BOWMAN of York)

L.D. 503, S.P. 198
An Act To Regulate Foreclosure Negotiators. (Presented by Senator BOWMAN of York)

L.D. 504, S.P. 199
An Act To Enhance Economic Development in Rural Maine. (Presented by Senator GOOLEY of Franklin)

L.D. 505, S.P. 200
Resolve, Directing the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Amend Its Rules Pertaining to Youth Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Day. (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 506, S.P. 201
An Act To Protect Public Safety and Provide for the Prudent Use of Landfill Capacity. (Presented by Senator SCHNEIDER of Penobscot)

L.D. 507, S.P. 202
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for the Construction of a Multiuse Arena in Bangor. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 508, S.P. 203
An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 509, H.P. 354
An Act To Transfer the Operation of the Fort Knox State Historic Site to the Friends of Fort Knox. (Presented by Representative CELLI of Brewer)

L.D. 510, H.P. 355
An Act To Require Reimbursement for Search and Rescue Operations. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 511, H.P. 356
An Act To Support District Attorney Check Diversion Programs. (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 512, H.P. 357
An Act To Facilitate Voting by Maine Residents in the Military Who Are Deployed Overseas. (Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Presque Isle)

L.D. 513, H.P. 358
An Act To Update the Casco Bay Island Transit District Enabling Law. (Presented by Representative HARLOW of Portland)

L.D. 514, H.P. 359
An Act To Clarify Criminal Responsibility in the Sale of Alcohol and Tobacco to Minors. (Presented by Representative EDGECOMB of Caribou)

L.D. 515, H.P. 360
An Act To Allow a Municipality To Recover Emergency Response Costs from a Natural Gas Utility in Certain Cases. (Presented by Representative DRISCOLL of Westbrook)

L.D. 516, H.P. 361
An Act To Require That a Majority of the Members of the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission Reside in the Commission's Jurisdiction. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Ripley)

L.D. 517, H.P. 362
An Act To Authorize the Employment of Animal Control Officers by Animal Shelters. (Presented by Representative CLEARY of Houlton)

L.D. 518, H.P. 363
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. 519, H.P. 364
An Act To Expand the Diagnostic Function of Denturists. (Presented by Representative SHAW of Standish)

L.D. 520, H.P. 365
An Act Authorizing Colleges and Universities To Regulate Public Safety on Their Campuses. (Presented by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston)

L.D. 521, H.P. 366
An Act To Ensure Continued Support for Local Adult Education Programs. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Augusta)

L.D. 522, H.P. 367
Resolve, To Establish the Study Commission Regarding Teachers' Salaries. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SUTHERLAND of Chapman)

L.D. 523, H.P. 368
Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education To Enter into a Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Early Childhood Intervention. (Presented by Representative WAGNER of Lewiston)

L.D. 524, H.P. 369
An Act To Provide Assistance to Family Members, Friends and Neighbors Who Provide Home Health Care for Senior Citizens. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield)

L.D. 525, H.P. 370
An Act To Reduce Misuse of Woodlands by the Public. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 526, H.P. 371
An Act To Clarify the Beano and Bingo Laws as They Apply to Federally Recognized Indian Tribes. (Presented by Representative CLEARY of Houlton)

L.D. 527, H.P. 372
An Act To Require a Referee of a Land Dispute To Render a Decision within One Year. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 528, H.P. 373
An Act To Prohibit a Person Whose Parental Rights Have Been Terminated from Gaining Custody of a Grandchild. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 529, H.P. 374
An Act To Create a Traffic Court. (Presented by Representative PILON of Saco)

L.D. 530, H.P. 375
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Reduce the Number of Signatures Required and Prohibit Payment for Signatures in the Citizen's Initiative Process. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Kittery)

L.D. 531, H.P. 376
Resolve, To Allow Jenny Powell To Sue the State. (Presented by Representative BEAUDETTE of Biddeford)

L.D. 532, H.P. 377
An Act To Clarify Allowable Practices Concerning Maine Farm Wineries. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 533, H.P. 378
An Act To Establish a State-controlled Casino. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 534, H.P. 379
An Act To Require Disclosure to a Potential Signer That a Circulator of Petitions for a Direct Initiative or People's Veto of Legislation Is Being Paid. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield)

L.D. 535, H.P. 380
An Act To Allow the Temporary Placement of Structures To Protect Property from Natural Disasters. (Presented by Representative CHASE of Wells)

L.D. 536, H.P. 381
An Act To Enhance Maine's Electronic Waste Recycling Law. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HINCK of Portland)

L.D. 537, H.P. 382
Resolve, To Return Two-thirds of the Purchase Cost of Sears Island to the People of Maine. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 538, H.P. 383
An Act To Consolidate the Department of Marine Resources and the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife into a New Department of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 539, H.P. 384
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Allowable Uses of Tax Increment Financing Funds. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 540, H.P. 385
An Act To Promote Forest Certification and Long-term Forest Management. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 541, H.P. 386
Resolve, Regarding the Retention of Dealer Plates in Light of Recent Economic Conditions. (Presented by Representative BROWNE of Vassalboro)

L.D. 542, H.P. 387
An Act Pertaining to the TransCap Trust Fund in the Maine Municipal Bond Bank. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 543, H.P. 388
An Act Concerning the Allocation of Power Generated by GNE, LLC. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 544, S.P. 204
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Returnable Beverage Containers. (Presented by Senator PLOWMAN of Penobscot)

L.D. 545, S.P. 205
An Act To Amend the Tax Exemption Regarding Leased Property. (Presented by Senator BLISS of Cumberland)

L.D. 546, S.P. 206
An Act To Ensure Access to Public Information. (Presented by Senator TRAHAN of Lincoln)

L.D. 547, S.P. 207
An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning Write-in Candidates for Elected Office To Increase Fairness. (Presented by Senator BOWMAN of York)

L.D. 548, S.P. 208
An Act To Provide Information to Maine Voters About the Cost and Fiscal Impact of Citizens' Initiatives. (Presented by Senator SCHNEIDER of Penobscot)

L.D. 549, S.P. 209
An Act To Amend the Employment Practices Law Regarding Substance Abuse Testing. (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 550, S.P. 212
An Act To Protect Maine Residents from Home Fires and Carbon Monoxide. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 551, H.P. 389
An Act To Improve the Essential Programs and Services Funding Formula. (Presented by Representative FINCH of Fairfield)

L.D. 552, H.P. 390
Resolve, Authorizing Coverage of Enteral Formula under the MaineCare Program. (Presented by Representative BOLAND of Sanford)

L.D. 553, H.P. 391
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Abatement of Property Taxes Due to Infirmity or Poverty. (Presented by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford)

L.D. 554, H.P. 392
Resolve, To Allow the Department of Transportation To Transfer Certain Land to the Greater Grand Isle Historical Society. (Presented by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell)

L.D. 555, H.P. 393
An Act To Promote Public Safety Answering Point Efficiency. (Presented by Representative FLETCHER of Winslow)

L.D. 556, H.P. 394
Resolve, Relating to Federal Stimulus Funds for Energy Programs. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Select Committee on Maine's Energy Future pursuant to Joint Order 2009, H.P. 63.)

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