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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXVI, No. 1

Monday, December 28, 2009

124TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009

L.D. 1497, S.P. 575
An Act To Amend the Law Pertaining to Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1498, S.P. 576
An Act To Adopt a Drug Benefit Equity Law. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1499, S.P. 577
An Act To Protect Confidential Consumer Records in Self-service Storage Facilities. (Presented by Senator BOWMAN of York)

L.D. 1500, S.P. 578
An Act To Conform the Maine Tax Laws for 2009 to the United States Internal Revenue Code. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1501, S.P. 579
An Act To Dedicate Surplus Transportation Funds to Highway Maintenance and Paving. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 1502, S.P. 580
Resolve, To Name Route 16/27 in the Town of Stratton the Caleb Dalton Stevens Memorial Highway. (Presented by Senator GOOLEY of Franklin)

L.D. 1503, S.P. 581
An Act To Establish Emergency Zones on Public Ways To Minimize Accidents. (Presented by Senator TRAHAN of Lincoln)

L.D. 1504, S.P. 582
An Act To Require That Expedited Wind Energy Development Projects Provide a Tangible Benefit to Maine Ratepayers in the Form of Discounts to Future Electric Rates. (Presented by Senator MILLS of Somerset)

L.D. 1505, H.P. 1054
Resolve, To Ensure Consistency in the Scheduled Expiration of Terms of the Board Members of the Finance Authority of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative WRIGHT of Berwick)

L.D. 1506, H.P. 1055
An Act To Authorize Maine Media College To Confer the Degree of Master of Fine Arts. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative WELSH of Rockport)

L.D. 1507, H.P. 1056
An Act To Ensure Fairness in Penalties for Administrative Errors in the Long-term Care Assessment Process. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 1508, H.P. 1057
Resolve, Directing the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Adopt Rules Clarifying Fish Stocking Decisions. (Presented by Representative DUCHESNE of Hudson)

L.D. 1509, H.P. 1058
An Act To Amend the Current Moose Permit System and Preference Point System in Maine. (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 1510, H.P. 1059
An Act To Maintain Compliance of Maine's Insurance Laws with National Standards. (Presented by Representative TREAT of Hallowell)

L.D. 1511, H.P. 1060
An Act To Remove the Age Limit Governing When a Court Must Consider the Wishes of a Child in a Proceeding for the Termination of Parental Rights. (Presented by Representative WHEELER of Kittery)

L.D. 1512, H.P. 1061
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Somerset County Budget Procedure. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CURTIS of Madison)

L.D. 1513, H.P. 1062
An Act To Authorize Municipal Officers To Resolve Road-naming Disputes. (Presented by Representative MAGNAN of Stockton Springs)

L.D. 1514, H.P. 1063
Resolve, To Promote Efficiency and To Streamline Access to the Circuitbreaker Program Application Process. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Augusta)

L.D. 1515, H.P. 1064
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Caribou Utilities District. (Presented by Representative EDGECOMB of Caribou)

L.D. 1516, H.P. 1065
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Dexter Utility District. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Ripley)

L.D. 1517, H.P. 1067
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 26: Producer Margins, a Major Substantive Rule of the Maine Milk Commission. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Maine Milk Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1518, H.P. 1068
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Section 16, Activities in Coastal Sand Dunes, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1519, S.P. 584
An Act To Ensure That Search and Rescue Dogs Are Afforded the Same Access to Public Accommodations as Service Animals. (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1520, H.P. 1069
An Act To Allow the Board of Dental Examiners To Grant Permits to Qualified Individuals To Practice as Dental Residents. (Presented by Representative BLANCHARD of Old Town)

L.D. 1521, H.P. 1070
An Act To Clarify the State's Initiative Involving the Federal Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CORNELL du HOUX of Brunswick)

L.D. 1522, H.P. 1072
An Act To Streamline the Renewal Process for a Permit To Carry a Firearm. (Presented by Representative PRATT of Eddington)

L.D. 1523, H.P. 1073
An Act To Make Corrections to the Life Settlement Laws. (Presented by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick)

L.D. 1524, H.P. 1074
An Act To Ensure Equity in Unemployment Compensation Claims. (Presented by Representative BEAULIEU of Auburn)

L.D. 1525, H.P. 1075
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Buckfield Village Corporation. (Presented by Representative HAYES of Buckfield)

L.D. 1526, H.P. 1076
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 700: Wellhead Protection: Siting of Facilities That Pose a Significant Threat to Drinking Water, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1527, H.P. 1077
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 692: Siting of Oil Storage Facilities, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1528, S.P. 586
An Act To Enhance Cooperation between the Workers' Compensation Board's Abuse Investigation Unit and Other State Agencies and To Ensure Equal Application of the Requirement To Obtain Coverage. (Submitted by the Workers' Compensation Board pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 39-A, section 152, subsection 11.)

L.D. 1529, S.P. 587
An Act To Amend the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992 Regarding Coordination of Benefits. (Submitted by the Workers' Compensation Board pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 39-A, section 152, subsection 11.)

L.D. 1530, S.P. 590
An Act To Facilitate Recovery Zone Facility Bonds. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by President MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1531, S.P. 589
An Act To Update Laws Regulating the Maine Emergency Management Agency. (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1532, S.P. 588
An Act To Align Education Laws with Certain Federal Laws. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1533, S.P. 591
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. 1534, H.P. 1078
An Act To Ensure That Substantial State Contracts Receive Adequate Legal Review. (Presented by Representative BEAUDETTE of Biddeford)

L.D. 1535, H.P. 1079
An Act To Create a Smart Grid Policy in the State. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HINCK of Portland)

L.D. 1536, H.P. 1080
An Act To Amend the Standards by Which Game Wardens May Stop All-terrain Vehicles when Operating on Private Property. (Presented by Representative SARTY of Denmark)

L.D. 1537, H.P. 1081
An Act To Amend the Statute of Limitations under the Maine Human Rights Act. (Presented by Representative BLODGETT of Augusta)

L.D. 1538, H.P. 1082
An Act To Close Loopholes in Environmental Laws. (Presented by Representative WELSH of Rockport)

L.D. 1539, H.P. 1083
An Act Concerning Technical Changes to the Tax Laws. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 1540, H.P. 1084
An Act To Amend the Tax Laws. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 1541, H.P. 1085
An Act To Protect Consumers from Charges after a Free Trial Period. (Presented by Representative HUNT of Buxton)

L.D. 1542, H.P. 1086
An Act To Make Maine's Laws Consistent with the Federal Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 1543, H.P. 1087
An Act To Make Maine Laws Consistent with Recent Amendments to the United States Trade Act of 1974. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 1544, H.P. 1088
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Maine Health Data Processing Center and the Maine Health Data Organization. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 1545, S.P. 593
An Act To Protect Maine Workers. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1546, S.P. 592
An Act To Improve Disclosure of Campaign Finance Information and the Operation of the Maine Clean Election Act. (Submitted by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 1009.)

L.D. 1547, H.P. 1089
An Act To Revise Notification Requirements for Pesticides Applications Using Aircraft or Air-carrier Equipment. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative O'BRIEN of Lincolnville)

L.D. 1548, H.P. 1090
An Act To Prevent the Spread of Invasive Plants and Protect Maine's Lakes. (Presented by Representative EBERLE of South Portland)

L.D. 1549, H.P. 1091
An Act To Allow Deer Hunting in Owls Head during Firearms Season with Shotguns Only. (Presented by Representative MAZUREK of Rockland)

L.D. 1550, H.P. 1092
An Act To Promote Opportunity for Workers in the Maine Woods. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1551, H.P. 1093
An Act To Further Regulate the Communications of Members of Public Bodies. (Presented by Representative DOSTIE of Sabattus)

L.D. 1552, H.P. 1094
An Act To Improve Employment Opportunities for Maine Workers in the Forest Industry. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1553, H.P. 1095
An Act To Facilitate Establishment of Watershed Districts. (Presented by Representative EBERLE of South Portland)

L.D. 1554, H.P. 1096
An Act Regarding Document Fees at County Registries of Deeds. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Augusta)

L.D. 1555, H.P. 1097
An Act To Require the Bureau of Motor Vehicles To Accept Certification of Disability from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1556, H.P. 1098
Resolve, To Review Certification Requirements for Installation of Solar Energy Systems. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative NELSON of Falmouth)

L.D. 1557, H.P. 1099
An Act To Raise the Indebtedness Limit of the Eagle Lake Water and Sewer District. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1558, S.P. 595
An Act Regarding Accidental Death Benefits for Beneficiaries of Deceased Firefighters. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1559, S.P. 596
An Act Regarding Liquor Licenses for Qualified Catering Services. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BLISS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1560, S.P. 597
An Act To Eliminate the 3-trap Limit in the Waters off Hancock County. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1561, S.P. 598
An Act To Regulate the Use of Traffic Surveillance Cameras. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1562, S.P. 599
An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1563, H.P. 1100
Resolve, To Develop a Model Academic Year Calendar. (Presented by Representative SUTHERLAND of Chapman)

L.D. 1564, H.P. 1101
An Act To Update the Laws Concerning the Maine School of Science and Mathematics. (Presented by Representative SUTHERLAND of Chapman)

L.D. 1565, H.P. 1102
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Knowing Misclassification of Construction Workers. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1566, H.P. 1103
An Act Relating to the Membership of the Workers' Compensation Board. (Presented by Representative BUTTERFIELD of Bangor)

L.D. 1567, H.P. 1104
An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in Marine Resources Laws. (Presented by Representative PERCY of Phippsburg)

L.D. 1568, H.P. 1105
An Act To Clarify Maine's Phaseout of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers. (Presented by Speaker PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1569, H.P. 1106
An Act To Clarify the Informed Growth Act. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BEAUDETTE of Biddeford)

L.D. 1570, H.P. 1107
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the We Support Our Troops Registration Plates. (Presented by Representative PILON of Saco)

L.D. 1571, H.P. 1108
An Act To Ensure That Maine's Energy Corridor Policy Does Not Harm Maine's Renewable Power Development. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1572, H.P. 1110
An Act To Correct Errors in the Laws Relating to Unlicensed Practice and Other Provisions of the Professional and Occupational Licensing Laws. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 1573, H.P. 1111
An Act To Improve Water Quality through the Phaseout of Overboard Discharges and the Improvement of the Boat Pump-out Laws. (Presented by Speaker PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1574, H.P. 1112
An Act To Amend the Rights and Liabilities of the Supervisory Physician of a Physician Assistant. (Presented by Representative CAREY of Lewiston)

L.D. 1575, H.P. 1113
An Act To Establish a Residential Wood Stove Replacement Fund. (Presented by Representative BECK of Waterville)

L.D. 1576, H.P. 1114
An Act To Improve the Ability of the Commissioner of Corrections To Respond in an Emergency. (Presented by Representative PLUMMER of Windham)

L.D. 1577, H.P. 1115
An Act Concerning the Establishment of Water Levels. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1578, H.P. 1116
An Act To Provide for Equitable Sharing by Service Providers of the Costs of the Public Utilities Commission and the Office of the Public Advocate. (Presented by Representative FLAHERTY of Scarborough)

L.D. 1579, H.P. 1117
An Act To Facilitate Voting by Uniformed Service and Overseas Voters. (Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Presque Isle)

L.D. 1580, H.P. 1118
An Act To Replace the Maine Limited Liability Company Act. (Presented by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick)

L.D. 1581, H.P. 1119
An Act Concerning Electricity Customers Whose Bills Increase as a Result of the Implementation of Energy Conservation or Energy Efficiency Measures. (Presented by Representative FITTS of Pittsfield)

L.D. 1582, H.P. 1120
An Act To Bring the Laws of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System into Compliance with the Federal Internal Revenue Code. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 1583, H.P. 1121
An Act To Improve the Delivery of Community Corrections Services. (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 1584, H.P. 1122
An Act To Require That Marine Resources Dealers Purchase Only from Licensed Harvesters. (Presented by Representative EATON of Sullivan)

L.D. 1585, H.P. 1123
An Act To Protect Maine Farms and Nurseries. (Presented by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan)

L.D. 1586, H.P. 1124
An Act To Amend the Definition of "Farmers' Market". (Presented by Representative PIEH of Bremen)

L.D. 1587, H.P. 1125
An Act To Amend the Animal Welfare Laws. (Presented by Representative PIEH of Bremen)

L.D. 1588, H.P. 1126
An Act To Change the Penalties for Writing Bad Checks. (Presented by Representative SHAW of Standish)

L.D. 1589, H.P. 1127
An Act To Authorize Sanitary Districts To Waive an Automatic Sanitary District Lien Foreclosure. (Presented by Representative CHASE of Wells)

L.D. 1590, H.P. 1128
An Act To Update and Clarify Polygraph Examiner and Private Investigator Licensing Laws Administered by the Department of Public Safety. (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 1591, H.P. 1129
An Act To Amend the Maine Certificate of Need Act of 2002 Concerning Right of Entry and Investigation. (Presented by Representative MILLER of Somerville)

L.D. 1592, H.P. 1130
An Act To Update the Laws Affecting the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1593, H.P. 1131
An Act To Amend the Lobster Meat Laws and Expand Economic Opportunity for Maine's Lobster Industry. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Speaker PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1594, S.P. 601
An Act To Restore Longevity Pay. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by President MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1595, S.P. 602
An Act To Provide Continued Protection of Benefits for Retirees of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. (Presented by President MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1596, S.P. 603
An Act Regarding Mobile Service Bars at Municipal Golf Courses. (Presented by Senator PERRY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1597, S.P. 604
An Act To Clarify the Educational Requirements for Eligibility for Examination for Licensure as a Certified Public Accountant. (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1598, S.P. 605
An Act To Strengthen the Laws against Illegal "Puppy Mill" Operators. (Presented by Senator SIMPSON of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1599, S.P. 606
An Act Regarding the Maternal and Infant Death Review Panel. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1600, S.P. 608
Resolve, To Allow for the Proper Disposal of Medical Supplies. (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1601, S.P. 607
An Act To Create the Lincolnville Sewer District. (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 1602, S.P. 609
An Act To Clarify the Child Abuse or Neglect Substantiation Process. (Presented by Senator HASTINGS of Oxford)

L.D. 1603, S.P. 610
An Act To Amend Laws Administered by the Department of Environmental Protection. (Presented by Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1604, S.P. 611
An Act To Clarify the Marine Resources Laws To Provide for the Protection of Public Safety and Welfare. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1605, H.P. 1132
Resolve, Authorizing the Transfer of State Land to the Natural Resource Education Center of Greenville. (Presented by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville)

L.D. 1606, H.P. 1133
Resolve, To Name a Bridge in North Berwick the North Berwick Veterans Memorial Bridge. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative EVES of North Berwick)

L.D. 1607, H.P. 1135
An Act To Regulate the Transportation of Firewood. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan)

L.D. 1608, H.P. 1136
An Act To Establish an Office of Administrative Law Judges for Licensing Boards. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 1609, H.P. 1137
An Act To Expand the Use of Ignition Interlock Devices. (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 1610, H.P. 1138
An Act To Establish the Silver Alert Program. (Presented by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston)

L.D. 1611, H.P. 1139
An Act To Ensure Humane Treatment for Special Management Prisoners. (Presented by Representative SCHATZ of Blue Hill)

L.D. 1612, H.P. 1140
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Unlawful Use of License or Identification Card. (Presented by Representative STRANG BURGESS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1613, H.P. 1141
An Act To Modernize the Laws Governing the State's Cultural Agencies. (Presented by Representative PERCY of Phippsburg)

L.D. 1614, H.P. 1142
An Act To Prohibit the Use of Personal Watercraft on Wilson Pond. (Presented by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville)

L.D. 1615, H.P. 1143
An Act To Reimburse Pharmacies under the MaineCare Program Based on Wholesale Acquisition Costs. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LEWIN of Eliot)

L.D. 1616, H.P. 1144
An Act To Enhance Newborn Blood Spot Screening To Conform to Federal Newborn Screening Standards. (Presented by Representative JONES of Mount Vernon)

L.D. 1617, H.P. 1145
An Act Enabling Expedited Partner Therapy. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 1618, H.P. 1146
An Act To Amend the Loan Originator Registration Laws. (Presented by Representative LEGG of Kennebunk)

L.D. 1619, H.P. 1147
An Act To Facilitate Uniformity Regarding Exemption from Registration of Certain Securities Offerings. (Presented by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick)

L.D. 1620, H.P. 1148
An Act To Protect Health Care Consumers from Catastrophic Debt. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1621, H.P. 1149
An Act To Increase Consumer Choice Regarding Service Contracts. (Presented by Representative THIBODEAU of Winterport)

L.D. 1622, H.P. 1150
An Act To Make Technical Changes to the Laws Governing the Practice of Law. (Presented by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick)

L.D. 1623, H.P. 1151
An Act To Expand Options in the Permanency Plan for Children in Foster Care. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham)

L.D. 1624, H.P. 1152
An Act To Ensure Rights to Children for Caretaker Relatives. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 1625, H.P. 1153
An Act To Establish a Policy of Communication and Consultation on Issues Affecting Tribal Communities of the Passamaquoddy Tribe. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 1626, H.P. 1154
An Act To Amend the Unemployment Compensation Laws Regarding Vacation Pay. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Speaker PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1627, H.P. 1155
An Act To Improve Access to Data in the Central Voter Registration System. (Presented by Representative TRINWARD of Waterville)

L.D. 1628, H.P. 1156
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Taste Testing of Alcoholic Beverages. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FITTS of Pittsfield)

L.D. 1629, H.P. 1157
An Act To Streamline Wine Registration Requirements. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1630, H.P. 1158
An Act To Clarify the Laws Governing Instant Redeemable Coupons Included with a Spirits Product. (Presented by Representative FITTS of Pittsfield)

L.D. 1631, H.P. 1159
An Act To Provide Leadership Regarding the Responsible Recycling of Consumer Products. (Presented by Representative WALSH INNES of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1632, H.P. 1160
An Act To Establish Biofuel and Ultra-low Sulfur Requirements for Number 2 Home Heating Oil. (Presented by Representative BUTTERFIELD of Bangor)

L.D. 1633, H.P. 1161
An Act To Expand Eligibility of Certain Municipal Landfills To Participate in the State's Remediation and Closure Program. (Presented by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville)

L.D. 1634, H.P. 1162
An Act To Increase Financial Assets of Maine Citizens by Allowing Split Tax Refunds. (Presented by Representative FLEMINGS of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1635, H.P. 1163
An Act To Avoid Unnecessary Removal of Land from the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 1636, H.P. 1164
An Act To Encourage Extended Stays in Maine Waters. (Presented by Representative CUSHING of Hampden)

L.D. 1637, H.P. 1165
An Act To Change the Requirements for the Sales Tax Exemption for Snowmobile Trail Grooming Equipment. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 1638, H.P. 1166
An Act To Impose Service Requirements on Railroads That Receive Funds from the Department of Transportation. (Presented by Representative FITTS of Pittsfield)

L.D. 1639, H.P. 1167
An Act To Stimulate the Maine Economy and Promote the Development of Maine's Priority Transportation Infrastructure Needs. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 1640, H.P. 1168
An Act To Provide for the Safety of Maine Athletes. (Presented by Representative CAREY of Lewiston)

L.D. 1641, H.P. 1169
An Act To Direct Funds from the Highway Fund to the Highway and Bridge Light Capital Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BROWNE of Vassalboro)

L.D. 1642, H.P. 1170
An Act To Reduce Road Noise within Posted Areas. (Presented by Representative STRANG BURGESS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1643, H.P. 1171
An Act To Facilitate the Involvement of the Office of the Public Advocate in the FairPoint Communications Bankruptcy Case. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative HINCK of Portland)

L.D. 1644, H.P. 1172
An Act To Require That a Utility Company Notify the Owner of Property prior to Disconnecting Services. (Presented by Representative PILON of Saco)

L.D. 1645, H.P. 1173
An Act To Streamline Collections for Consumer-owned Consolidated Water and Wastewater Utilities. (Presented by Representative FITTS of Pittsfield)

L.D. 1646, H.P. 1174
An Act To Establish a Broadband Policy for Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FLAHERTY of Scarborough)

L.D. 1647, H.P. 1175
An Act To Enhance Maine's Clean Energy Opportunities. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1648, S.P. 613
Resolve, To Repeal the Fee Increase for Copies of Vital Records. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 1649, S.P. 614
Resolve, To Increase the Financial Stability of Low-income Families in Maine. (Presented by Senator SIMPSON of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1650, S.P. 615
An Act To Amend Certain Provisions of Fish and Wildlife Laws. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1651, S.P. 616
An Act To Clarify and Amend Laws Pertaining to Licenses Issued by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1652, S.P. 617
An Act To Provide More Information to the Public Advocate. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1653, S.P. 618
An Act To Improve Health Insurance Security. (Presented by Senator SCHNEIDER of Penobscot)

L.D. 1654, S.P. 619
An Act To Improve the Availability, Efficiency and Cost of Services for Infants, Young Children and Their Families. (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1655, S.P. 620
An Act To Preserve the "We Support Our Troops" Registration Plate. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator RAYE of Washington)

L.D. 1656, S.P. 621
Resolve, To Transfer the Ownership of the Bath Armory to the City of Bath. (Presented by Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1657, S.P. 622
An Act Regarding Maine Public Employees Retirement System Life Insurance Policies. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1658, S.P. 623
An Act To Increase Maine's High School Graduation Rates. (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1659, S.P. 624
An Act To Enhance the Small Enterprise Growth Fund. (Presented by Senator RECTOR of Knox)

L.D. 1660, S.P. 625
An Act To Reallocate Funds for a Position at the Public Utilities Commission. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1661, S.P. 626
An Act To Create a Position at the Public Utilities Commission. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1662, S.P. 627
An Act To Improve Maine's Air Quality and Reduce Regional Haze at Acadia National Park and Other Federally Designated Class I Areas. (Presented by Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1663, S.P. 628
An Act To Establish a Committee To Promote General Aviation in the State. (Presented by Senator MARRACHÉ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1664, S.P. 629
An Act To Enhance the Redevelopment of the Brunswick Naval Air Station. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1665, S.P. 630
An Act To Prevent the Spread of H1N1. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by President MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1666, S.P. 631
An Act To Improve the Seed Capital Investment Tax Credit Program. (Presented by President MITCHELL of Kennebec)

L.D. 1667, S.P. 632
An Act To Amend the Election Laws and Other Related Laws. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

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