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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXV, No. 13

Monday, April 6, 2009

124TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS ENACTED

Public Laws

Signed by the Governor
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ch. 16 - An Act To Amend the Occupancy Limits for Campsites in the Unorganized Territories. (EMERGENCY) (H.P. 113, L.D. 134)

Ch. 17 - An Act To Amend the Alewife Fishing Laws. (H.P. 130, L.D. 151)

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, APRIL 3, 2009

L.D. 1237, S.P. 456
An Act To Modify Maine's Fishway Laws. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1238, H.P. 857
An Act Concerning the National Animal Identification System. (Presented by Representative HAMPER of Oxford)

L.D. 1239, H.P. 858
An Act To Establish a Revenue Source for the Maine Pesticide Education Fund. (Presented by Representative BLANCHARD of Old Town)

L.D. 1240, H.P. 859
Resolve, To License Wetland Scientists. (Presented by Representative EBERLE of South Portland)

L.D. 1241, H.P. 860
An Act To Require Licensing for Certain Mechanical Trades. (Presented by Representative WRIGHT of Berwick)

L.D. 1242, H.P. 861
An Act To Streamline the Regulatory Process for Commercial Building Construction Projects. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 1243, H.P. 862
An Act To Amend Operating After Suspension Laws by Creating an Infraction Alternative for Certain Kinds of Operating After Suspension. (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 1244, H.P. 863
Resolve, To Advance Health Care in Maine. (Presented by Representative HARVELL of Farmington)

L.D. 1245, H.P. 864
Resolve, To Improve the Continuity of Care for Individuals with Behavioral Issues in Long-term Care. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative WALSH INNES of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1246, H.P. 865
An Act To Promote Youth Hunting License Sales. (Presented by Representative HARVELL of Farmington)

L.D. 1247, H.P. 866
An Act To Prohibit Maine Clean Election Act Candidates from Raising Private Campaign Funds. (Presented by Representative GILES of Belfast)

L.D. 1248, H.P. 867
An Act Authorizing a Scratch Ticket with Proceeds To Benefit Native American Boys and Girls Clubs. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 1249, H.P. 868
An Act To Raise the Campaign Contribution Limit. (Presented by Representative HARVELL of Farmington)

L.D. 1250, H.P. 869
An Act To Amend the Maine Clean Election Act Relating to Seed Money. (Presented by Representative HARVELL of Farmington)

L.D. 1251, H.P. 870
An Act To Reduce the Cost of Permitting of Business Development. (Presented by Representative VAN WIE of New Gloucester)

L.D. 1252, H.P. 871
An Act To Create the Maine Fishery Infrastructure Tax Credit. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 1253, H.P. 872
An Act To Establish a Local Option Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Augusta)

L.D. 1254, H.P. 873
An Act To Repeal Inactive Boards and Commissions. (Submitted by the Secretary of State pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 12006, subsection 2.)

L.D. 1255, H.P. 874
An Act To Amend Certain Laws Related to the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. (Presented by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan)

L.D. 1256, H.P. 875
An Act To Prohibit Predispute Mandatory Binding Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Contracts. (Presented by Representative FLAHERTY of Scarborough)

L.D. 1257, H.P. 876
An Act To Require Legislative Consultation and Approval Prior to Committing the State to Binding International Trade Agreements. (Presented by Representative TREAT of Hallowell)

L.D. 1258, H.P. 877
An Act To Create a Duty To Report Serious Injuries. (Presented by Representative McLEOD of Lee)

L.D. 1259, H.P. 878
An Act To Increase Access to Nutrition Information. (Presented by Speaker PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1260, H.P. 879
An Act To Amend the Certificate of Need Act of 2002 for Nursing Facility Projects. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1261, H.P. 880
Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Provide Cost-of-living Adjustments for Nursing Facilities and Certain Medical and Remedial Private Nonmedical Institutions. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1262, H.P. 881
An Act To Restrict Gifts to Health Care Practitioners from Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturers. (Presented by Representative TREAT of Hallowell)

L.D. 1263, H.P. 882
An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning Child Abuse and Neglect Councils. (Presented by Representative EATON of Sullivan)

L.D. 1264, H.P. 883
An Act To Stabilize Funding and Enable DirigoChoice To Reach More Uninsured. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative TREAT of Hallowell)

L.D. 1265, H.P. 884
An Act Regarding Low-profit Limited Liability Companies. (Presented by Representative FLEMINGS of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1266, H.P. 885
Resolve, Establishing a Blue Ribbon Panel To Address Disparities in Economic Development between the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the State and the United States. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 1267, H.P. 886
An Act To Establish a Groundwater Withdrawal Program and To Recognize Groundwater as a Public Trust Resource. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield)

L.D. 1268, H.P. 887
An Act To Update the Site Location of Development Laws. (Presented by Representative DUCHESNE of Hudson)

L.D. 1269, H.P. 888
An Act To Clarify the Laws Regarding Significant Groundwater Wells. (Presented by Representative HILL of York)

L.D. 1270, H.P. 889
Resolve, To Realign Maine's Natural Resource Agencies. (Presented by Representative PIEH of Bremen)

L.D. 1271, H.P. 890
An Act To Generate Savings by Changing Public Notice Requirements. (Presented by Representative HAYES of Buckfield)

L.D. 1272, H.P. 891
An Act To Establish an Income Tax Credit for the Purchase of Certain Wood-burning Boilers and Stoves. (Presented by Representative SIROIS of Turner)

L.D. 1273, H.P. 892
An Act To Simplify the Application for Benefits under the Circuitbreaker Program. (Presented by Representative STUCKEY of Portland)

L.D. 1274, H.P. 893
An Act To Establish a Gold Star Family Member License Plate. (Presented by Representative McLEOD of Lee)

L.D. 1275, H.P. 894
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. 1276, S.P. 457
An Act To Ensure That High-quality Services Are Provided to Behavioral Health Clients. (Presented by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1277, S.P. 458
An Act To Encourage Alternative Compensation Models for Teachers and School Administrators. (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 1278, S.P. 459
An Act To Exempt Services Provided by Alzheimer Care Facilities from the Tax on Private Nonmedical Institution Services. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1279, S.P. 460
An Act To Reduce Income Tax to 4.5% and Remove Low-income Families from Taxation. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 1280, S.P. 461
Resolve, To Provide a Program Model for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. (Presented by Senator BOWMAN of York)

L.D. 1281, S.P. 462
An Act To Increase the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Licensing Behavioral Health Care Providers. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1282, S.P. 463
An Act To Protect and Enhance Maine Marine Fisheries. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1283, S.P. 464
An Act To Reform the School Budget Validation Process. (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 1284, S.P. 465
An Act To Create a Scholarship Granting Organization Tax Credit. (Presented by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1285, S.P. 466
An Act To Create the Insurance Fraud Division within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 1286, S.P. 467
An Act To Amend State Dog Licensing Laws. (Presented by Senator NASS of York)

L.D. 1287, S.P. 468
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Consolidation of School Administrative Units To Eliminate Penalties, Establish Incentives and Allow Alternative Voting Procedures for Budgets. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1288, S.P. 469
An Act To Reduce Income Tax Rates. (Presented by Senator SMITH of Piscataquis)

L.D. 1289, H.P. 895
An Act To Enact the Uniform Debt Management Services Act. (Presented by Representative GOODE of Bangor)

L.D. 1290, S.P. 472
An Act To Amend the Law Authorizing the Application of Service Charges to the Owners of Certain Real Property Exempt from Property Taxation. (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1291, S.P. 473
Resolve, Establishing a Study Commission on In Utero Narcotic Drug Exposure. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator McCORMICK of Kennebec)

L.D. 1292, S.P. 474
An Act To Provide More Transparency and Protection for Public Employees in the Laws Governing the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. (Presented by President MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1293, H.P. 896
An Act To Require Citizen Notification of Pesticide Applications Using Aerial Spray or Air-carrier Application Equipment. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1294, H.P. 897
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Public Hearing Process for the Board of Pesticides Control. (Presented by Representative SCHATZ of Blue Hill)

L.D. 1295, H.P. 898
An Act To Establish the Middle School of Science and Mathematics. (Presented by Representative SCHATZ of Blue Hill)

L.D. 1296, H.P. 899
An Act To Strengthen the Job Creation Through Educational Opportunity Program. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 1297, H.P. 900
An Act To Abolish the State Board of Education. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 1298, H.P. 901
An Act To Adjust the Special Education Funding for Minimum Subsidy Receivers. (Presented by Representative DOSTIE of Sabattus)

L.D. 1299, H.P. 902
An Act To Streamline the Fingerprinting Process. (Presented by Representative PRESCOTT of Topsham)

L.D. 1300, H.P. 903
An Act To Establish Head Injury Safety Requirements for School Athletic Programs. (Presented by Representative DOSTIE of Sabattus)

L.D. 1301, H.P. 904
An Act To Require Snowmobile Safety Training. (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 1302, H.P. 905
An Act To Prohibit Full-time State Employees from Enrollment in MaineCare. (Presented by Representative CRAY of Palmyra)

L.D. 1303, H.P. 906
An Act To Improve the General Assistance Program. (Presented by Representative STUCKEY of Portland)

L.D. 1304, H.P. 907
An Act Regarding First-party Automobile and Casualty Insurance. (Presented by Representative MORRISON of South Portland)

L.D. 1305, H.P. 908
An Act To Provide for Prompt Resolution of Insurance Claims by Providing for a Direct Remedy by Consumers. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1306, H.P. 909
An Act To Require Interscholastic Athletic Organizations To Comply with Freedom of Access Laws. (Presented by Representative PRESCOTT of Topsham)

L.D. 1307, H.P. 910
An Act To Provide Limited Immunity for Road Association Directors, Commissioners and Volunteers. (Presented by Representative DUCHESNE of Hudson)

L.D. 1308, H.P. 911
An Act To Allow the Importation of Wine into the State for Individuals through Specific Ports of Entry. (Presented by Representative WEBSTER of Freeport)

L.D. 1309, H.P. 912
An Act To Clarify the Use of Instant Redeemable Coupons with Alcoholic Beverages. (Presented by Representative FITTS of Pittsfield)

L.D. 1310, H.P. 913
Resolve, To Establish the Blue Ribbon Commission To Examine the Legal and Policy Implications of Groundwater Extraction. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative WEBSTER of Freeport)

L.D. 1311, H.P. 914
An Act To Enable Municipal Assistance for Purposes of Protecting or Restoring Public Waters. (Presented by Representative DUCHESNE of Hudson)

L.D. 1312, H.P. 915
An Act To Require a State Agency To Reference the Livable Wage in Information Published by That Agency. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative STUCKEY of Portland)

L.D. 1313, H.P. 916
An Act To Restructure the State Planning Office. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 1314, H.P. 917
An Act To Reform and Lower Maine Taxes. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Augusta)

L.D. 1315, H.P. 918
An Act To Amend the Private Way Laws with Regard to Road Associations. (Presented by Representative DUCHESNE of Hudson)

L.D. 1316, H.P. 919
An Act To Limit the Transport of Water for Export. (Presented by Representative SCHATZ of Blue Hill)

L.D. 1317, H.P. 920
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Addison Point Water District. (Presented by Representative TILTON of Harrington)

L.D. 1318, H.P. 921
An Act To Create the Hancock Pond Water District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CURTIS of Madison)

L.D. 1319, H.P. 922
An Act To Provide Collective Bargaining Protections for Alternative Organizational Structure Employees. (Presented by Representative CAIN of Orono)

L.D. 1320, S.P. 478
An Act To Ensure the Availability of Alcohol-free Motor Fuels. (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1321, S.P. 479
An Act To Clarify Taxpayer Privacy Requirements. (Presented by Senator RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 1322, H.P. 926
An Act To Amend Provisions of the Submerged Lands Law. (Presented by Representative FLOOD of Winthrop)

L.D. 1323, H.P. 927
An Act To Control the Costs of College Textbooks. (Presented by Representative LAJOIE of Lewiston)

L.D. 1324, H.P. 928
An Act To Adopt the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel)

L.D. 1325, H.P. 929
An Act Regarding Curriculum Requirements and Standards for Awarding a High School Diploma. (Presented by Representative SUTHERLAND of Chapman)

L.D. 1326, H.P. 930
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Licensed Financial Service Providers. (Presented by Representative LOVEJOY of Portland)

L.D. 1327, H.P. 931
An Act To Update Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management Laws. (Presented by Representative TRINWARD of Waterville)

L.D. 1328, H.P. 932
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Concerning Early Voting and Voting by Absentee Ballot. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1329, H.P. 933
An Act To Allow a Resort Casino in Oxford County. (Presented by Representative MILLETT of Waterford)

L.D. 1330, H.P. 934
An Act Regarding Gaming by Charitable Organizations. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham)

L.D. 1331, H.P. 935
An Act Regarding Saltwater Recreational Fishing. (Presented by Representative PERCY of Phippsburg)

L.D. 1332, H.P. 936
An Act To Continue Coverage of Oil Clean-up Costs and Improve Administration of the Ground Water Oil Clean-up Fund. (Presented by Representative DUCHESNE of Hudson)

L.D. 1333, H.P. 937
An Act To Establish Climate and Energy Planning in Maine. (Presented by Speaker PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1334, S.P. 480
An Act To Ensure Continued Access to Emergency Information in the State by Allowing Governments To Build Federally Licensed Television Translators. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1335, S.P. 481
An Act To Exempt from the Sales Tax Meals Provided at Retirement Facilities. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1336, S.P. 482
An Act To Preserve School Choice Rights. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 1337, S.P. 483
An Act To Protect Maine Citizens and Franchised New Motor Vehicle Dealers. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 1338, H.P. 939
An Act To Deter Graffiti. (Presented by Representative BRIGGS of Mexico)

L.D. 1339, H.P. 940
An Act To Improve Oversight of Pharmaceutical Purchasing. (Presented by Representative TREAT of Hallowell)

L.D. 1340, H.P. 941
An Act To Protect Consumers' Health Information Records. (Presented by Representative BUTTERFIELD of Bangor)

L.D. 1341, H.P. 942
An Act To Reform Maine's Motor Fuel Tax Laws. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Augusta)

L.D. 1342, H.P. 943
Resolve, To Direct the Commissioner of Health and Human Services To Establish a Blue Ribbon Task Force To Examine the Attorney General's Report Regarding Police Shootings as It Relates to Deaths of Persons with Mental Illness. (Presented by Representative LEWIN of Eliot)

L.D. 1343, H.P. 944
An Act To Promote Consumer Fairness in Tax Refund Anticipation Loans. (Presented by Representative PRATT of Eddington)

L.D. 1344, H.P. 945
Resolve, To Authorize a Pilot Project on Ranked Choice Voting. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 1345, H.P. 946
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Increase the Required Number of Signatures for a Direct Initiative or a People's Veto and To Limit a Direct Initiative to One Subject. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield)

L.D. 1346, H.P. 947
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Games of Chance. (Presented by Representative BRIGGS of Mexico)

L.D. 1347, H.P. 948
An Act To Deter Initiation of Tobacco Use by Increasing the Tax on Tobacco Products. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 1348, H.P. 949
An Act To Provide Grants to Public Educational and Municipal Entities for Feasibility Studies of Renewable Energy Projects. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1349, H.P. 950
An Act To Streamline Ratemaking for Consumer-owned Water Utilities. (Presented by Representative BLANCHARD of Old Town)

L.D. 1350, H.P. 951
An Act To Establish the Maine Transmission Mitigation Trust Fund. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1351, S.P. 486
Resolve, To Name the Bridge in Orland the Ralston C. Gray Bridge. (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 1352, S.P. 487
An Act To Exempt from Taxation Biodiesel Fuel Produced for Personal Use. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 1353, S.P. 488
An Act Regarding Salary Information for Public Employees. (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1354, S.P. 489
Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Limit Prescriptions for Narcotic Drugs under MaineCare without Prior Authorization. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1355, S.P. 490
An Act To Make Permanent the Allowance of Certain Commercial Vehicles between the Calais Border Crossing and Baileyville. (Presented by Senator RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 1356, S.P. 491
An Act To Improve the Ability of the Department of Education To Conduct Longitudinal Data Studies. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1357, S.P. 492
An Act To Protect the Privacy of Maine Residents under the Driver's License Laws. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1358, S.P. 493
An Act To Implement Shared Decision Making To Improve Quality of Care and Reduce Unnecessary Use of Medical Services. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1359, S.P. 494
An Act To Improve the Use of Data from the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1360, S.P. 495
An Act To Allow Law Enforcement and Family Members To Petition the District Court To Initiate Assisted Outpatient Treatment. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1361, S.P. 496
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Direct Support Providers of Shared Living Residential Services. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1362, H.P. 952
An Act To Create a Unified Board of Higher Education. (Presented by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston)

L.D. 1363, H.P. 953
An Act To Establish and Promote Statewide Collaboration and Coordination in Public Health Activities and To Enact a Universal Wellness Initiative. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative MILLER of Somerville)

L.D. 1364, H.P. 954
An Act To Stimulate the Economy by Expanding Opportunities for Personal Assistance Workers. (Presented by Representative PETERSON of Rumford)

L.D. 1365, H.P. 955
An Act To Establish a Single-payer Health Care System. (Presented by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick)

L.D. 1366, H.P. 956
An Act To Increase Access to Health Care by Providing Insurance Coverage for Telemedicine. (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 1367, H.P. 957
An Act To Increase the Homestead Property Tax Exemption. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 1368, H.P. 958
An Act To Broaden and Increase the Sales Tax, Increase the Earned Income Tax Credit and Amend the Application Process for the Circuitbreaker Program. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 1369, H.P. 959
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Clinton Water District. (Presented by Representative FITTS of Pittsfield)

L.D. 1370, H.P. 960
An Act To Reform the Land Use and Planning Authority within the Unorganized Territories of the State. (Presented by Representative JOY of Crystal)

L.D. 1371, H.P. 961
An Act To Restore Game Sanctuary Status for Certain Lands in the Town of Orrington. (Presented by Representative ROSEN of Bucksport)

L.D. 1372, H.P. 962
An Act To Simplify Maine's Accountancy Laws. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 1373, H.P. 963
An Act To Increase the Safety of Maine State Troopers. (Presented by Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford)

L.D. 1374, H.P. 964
An Act To Ensure the Effectiveness of Critical Incident Stress Management Teams. (Presented by Representative BURNS of Whiting)

L.D. 1375, H.P. 965
An Act Regarding the Formula for the General Assistance Program. (Presented by Representative CAREY of Lewiston)

L.D. 1376, H.P. 966
Resolve, To Reduce Homelessness for People with Mental Illness or Dual Diagnoses. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1377, H.P. 967
An Act To Amend the 1980 Maine Implementing Act To Authorize the Establishment of a Tribal Court for the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and Related Matters. (Presented by Representative CLEARY of Houlton)

L.D. 1378, H.P. 968
An Act To Adopt Portions of the Uniform Mediation Act. (Presented by Representative WAGNER of Lewiston)

L.D. 1379, H.P. 969
An Act To Authorize the Operation of Slot Machines on the Passamaquoddy Reservation. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 1380, H.P. 970
An Act To Amend the Maine Clean Election Laws Governing Gubernatorial Candidates. (Presented by Speaker PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1381, H.P. 971
An Act To Allow Counties To Provide Property Tax Relief by Enacting a County Option Meals and Lodging Tax. (Presented by Representative FLEMINGS of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1382, S.P. 498
An Act To Provide for Equality before the Law. (Presented by Senator PLOWMAN of Penobscot)

L.D. 1383, S.P. 499
An Act To Provide Support to Municipal Government by Imposing a Municipal Surcharge on Traffic Violations. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 1384, S.P. 500
An Act To Clarify Apportionment of Benefits for Multiple Work Injuries. (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1385, S.P. 501
An Act To Create an Energy Conservation Measures Tax Credit. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 1386, S.P. 502
An Act Pertaining to Response Costs Incurred by the Department of Environmental Protection under the Waste Motor Oil Disposal Site Remediation Program. (Presented by Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1387, S.P. 503
An Act To Strengthen Maine's Financial Future in Perpetuity. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1388, S.P. 504
An Act Regarding the Licensing Fees for Certain Professional Programs. (Presented by Senator SCHNEIDER of Penobscot)

L.D. 1389, S.P. 505
An Act To Create State and Regional Quality of Place Investment Strategies for High-value Jobs, Products and Services in Maine. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1390, S.P. 509
Resolve, Directing the State Tax Assessor To Adjust the State Valuation for the Town of Topsham. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1391, S.P. 510
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Emergency Management. (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1392, S.P. 511
An Act To Promote Economic Development and Reduce Reliance on Automobiles through Transit-oriented Tax Increment Financing Districts. (Presented by Senator BLISS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1393, H.P. 972
An Act To Provide an Exception to the Pine Tree Development Zone Requirements for Seafood Processing Businesses. (Presented by Speaker PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1394, H.P. 973
An Act To Modify the Regional Economic Development Revolving Loan Program. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 1395, H.P. 974
An Act To Amend the Maine Certificate of Need Act of 2002. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MILLER of Somerville)

L.D. 1396, H.P. 975
An Act To Establish a Mental Health Services Advisory Commission To Improve Mental Health Services in the State. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 1397, H.P. 976
An Act To Allow Efficient Health Insurance Coverage. (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick)

L.D. 1398, H.P. 977
An Act To Amend the Aquaculture Laws. (Presented by Representative EATON of Sullivan)

L.D. 1399, H.P. 978
An Act Concerning Water Quality in Watersheds. (Presented by Representative TILTON of Harrington)

L.D. 1400, H.P. 979
An Act To Designate July 12th as Wyeth Day. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative KRUGER of Thomaston)

L.D. 1401, H.P. 980
An Act To Make Minor Substantive Changes to the Tax Laws. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 1402, H.P. 981
An Act To Enact the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act. (Presented by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick)

L.D. 1403, S.P. 506
An Act To Implement the Uniform Law Conference Suggested Updates to Article 1 of the Uniform Commercial Code. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1404, S.P. 507
An Act To Enact the Maine Uniform Power of Attorney Act. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1405, S.P. 508
An Act To Implement the Updates to Article 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code Suggested by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

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