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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXVI, No. 2

Monday, January 11, 2010

124TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2010

L.D. 1668, H.P. 1177
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Initiative To Streamline State Government. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs pursuant to Public Law 2009, chapter 213, Part QQQ.)

L.D. 1669, H.P. 1179
Resolve, To Name the New Bridge over Gilman Stream in New Portland the Joshua Bernard Memorial Bridge. (Presented by Representative PINKHAM of Lexington Township)

L.D. 1670, H.P. 1181
Resolve, To Authorize the Placement of a Sign at Saddleback Mountain. (Presented by Representative TARDY of Newport)

L.D. 1671, H.P. 1183
An Act Making Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds, and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2010 and June 30, 2011. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative CAIN of Orono)

L.D. 1672, S.P. 644
An Act To Require a Pharmacist To Provide Prior Notification to and Obtain Consent from the Prescribing Physician before Changing from One Formulation or Manufacturer of an Antiepileptic Drug to Another. (Presented by Senator BOWMAN of York)

L.D. 1673, S.P. 645
An Act To Allow a Maine-chartered Financial Institution To Conduct a Savings Promotion Raffle. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 1674, S.P. 646
An Act To Amend the Law Governing Sales Tax Exemptions for Certain Nonprofit Youth Organizations. (Presented by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1675, S.P. 647
An Act To Reduce Noise Caused by Motorcycles and Improve Public Health. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 1676, S.P. 648
An Act To Protect Maine Citizens' Credit. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 1677, S.P. 649
An Act To Protect Minors from Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices. (Presented by Senator SCHNEIDER of Penobscot)

L.D. 1678, S.P. 650
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Review the Fiscal Impact on the State of the Closure of the Railroad Track between Madawaska and Millinocket. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1679, S.P. 651
An Act To Create Jobs and Stimulate Economic Development by Making Captive Insurers Eligible for Pine Tree Development Zone Benefits for 10 Years. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1680, S.P. 652
An Act To Assist in Reviewing Wind Energy Applications. (Presented by Senator HOBBINS of York)

L.D. 1681, S.P. 653
An Act To Implement a Maine Unemployment Insurance Work-sharing Program. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1682, S.P. 654
An Act To Amend the Electric Utility Industry Laws as They Relate to Renewable Resources. (Presented by Senator BARTLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 1683, S.P. 655
An Act Regarding the Law Governing Recreational Vehicle Manufacturers, Distributors and Dealers. (Presented by Senator SCHNEIDER of Penobscot)

L.D. 1684, H.P. 1185
An Act To Amend the Laws That Provide an Exemption for Agricultural Guard Dogs from Municipal Ordinances Governing Barking Dogs. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative STRANG BURGESS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1685, H.P. 1186
An Act To Clarify the Enforcement Role of the Mixed Martial Arts Authority of Maine. (Presented by Representative PETERSON of Rumford)

L.D. 1686, H.P. 1187
An Act To Allow Minor Capital School Improvement Projects To Be Permitted Costs under Essential Programs and Services. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston)

L.D. 1687, H.P. 1188
Resolve, To Define High-risk Populations for the Purposes of Hospital Surveillance for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus and To Implement Public Law 2009, chapter 346. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GOODE of Bangor)

L.D. 1688, H.P. 1189
An Act To Update the Laws Affecting the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services. (Presented by Representative MILLER of Somerville)

L.D. 1689, H.P. 1190
An Act To Increase Payments to Agents Who Provide Tags for Wild Game. (Presented by Representative SCHATZ of Blue Hill)

L.D. 1690, H.P. 1191
An Act To Prevent Predatory Signature Gathering and Ensure a Clean Citizen Initiative and People's Veto Process. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1691, H.P. 1192
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Taste Testing of Alcoholic Beverages by Retail Licensees. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative WEBSTER of Freeport)

L.D. 1692, H.P. 1193
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Amend the Requirements Governing Direct Initiatives. (Presented by Representative CAIN of Orono)

L.D. 1693, H.P. 1194
An Act To Protect the Environment and Natural Resources of the State by Regulating the Discharge of Certain Substances into the Environment. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FLAHERTY of Scarborough)

L.D. 1694, H.P. 1195
Resolve, To Increase Transparency and Accountability and Assess the Impact of Tax Expenditure Programs. (Presented by Representative CAIN of Orono)

L.D. 1695, H.P. 1196
An Act To Direct the Public Utilities Commission To Adopt Rules To Improve the Safety of Multiunit Rental Dwellings. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1696, H.P. 1197
An Act To Strengthen the Community-based Renewable Energy Pilot Program. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1697, H.P. 1198
An Act To Protect Universal Service. (Presented by Representative FITTS of Pittsfield)

L.D. 1698, H.P. 1199
An Act To Prevent the Spread of Eastern Equine Encephalitis. (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 1699, H.P. 1200
An Act To Update and Modernize Maine's Floodplain Mapping. (Presented by Representative LEGG of Kennebunk)

L.D. 1700, H.P. 1201
An Act Concerning Statewide Communications Interoperability. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Augusta)

L.D. 1701, H.P. 1202
An Act To Facilitate an Increase in Sales of Motor Vehicles. (Presented by Representative PILON of Saco)

L.D. 1702, H.P. 1203
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 1703, H.P. 1204
Resolve, To Implement the Recommendations of the Juvenile Justice Task Force. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 1704, H.P. 1205
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Authority over and Oversight of Certified Nursing Assistant Educational Programs. (Presented by Representative STRANG BURGESS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1705, H.P. 1206
An Act To Align the Duties of School Boards Concerning Student Safety with the Requirements of the Federal Gun-Free Schools Act and To Prohibit the Discharge of Firearms within 500 Feet of Public and Private School Properties. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1706, H.P. 1207
An Act To Create the Children's Wireless Protection Act. (Presented by Representative BOLAND of Sanford)

L.D. 1707, H.P. 1208
An Act To Clarify the Application of Certain Statutory Requirements to Foreclosures. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative TREAT of Hallowell)

L.D. 1708, H.P. 1209
An Act To Expand the Opportunity for Persons To Acquire Health Care Coverage under the State's "Mini-COBRA" Program. (Presented by Representative MAZUREK of Rockland)

L.D. 1709, H.P. 1210
An Act Concerning the Use of Long-term Antibiotics for the Treatment of Lyme Disease. (Presented by Representative LEGG of Kennebunk)

L.D. 1710, H.P. 1211
An Act Concerning Litigation Brought by the Attorney General To Enforce Provisions of the Forest Practices Laws. (Presented by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick)

L.D. 1711, H.P. 1212
An Act To Clarify the Status of Prisoners. (Presented by Representative MAGNAN of Stockton Springs)

L.D. 1712, H.P. 1213
An Act To Exempt Certain Mobile Homes from the Radon Testing Requirement. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Orono)

L.D. 1713, H.P. 1214
An Act Pertaining to Educational Benefits for Veterans and Their Dependents. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 1714, H.P. 1215
An Act To Protect Information Maintained by Registers of Deeds. (Presented by Representative TREAT of Hallowell)

L.D. 1715, H.P. 1216
An Act To Provide the Finance Authority of Maine with Flexible Health Care Options. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative WRIGHT of Berwick)

L.D. 1716, H.P. 1217
An Act To Expedite Rulemaking Concerning Agronomic Utilization of Sludge. (Presented by Representative DUCHESNE of Hudson)

L.D. 1717, H.P. 1218
An Act To Increase the Affordability of Clean Energy for Homeowners and Businesses. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Augusta)

L.D. 1718, H.P. 1219
An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Government Records. (Presented by Representative ADAMS of Portland)

L.D. 1719, H.P. 1220
An Act To Encourage Tourism by Ensuring the Safety, Accessibility and Availability of Highway Rest Stops and Scenic Overlooks. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Ripley)

L.D. 1720, H.P. 1221
An Act Related to Qualified Waste-to-energy Power. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 1721, H.P. 1222
An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Commemorative Items Honoring Veterans. (Presented by Representative CAREY of Lewiston)

L.D. 1722, H.P. 1223
An Act To Strengthen Protection from Abuse and Protection from Harassment Laws. (Presented by Representative HASKELL of Portland)

L.D. 1723, S.P. 656
An Act To Allow the Electronic Registration of Big Game Animals. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1724, S.P. 657
An Act To Create a Commercial Pelagic and Anadromous Fishing License and Establish the Pelagic and Anadromous Fisheries Fund. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1725, H.P. 1224
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Section 10: Stream Crossings within Chapter 305 Permit by Rule Standards, 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. 1726, H.P. 1225
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 28: Notification Provisions for Outdoor Pesticide Applications, 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 pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1727, H.P. 1226
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 11: Rules Governing the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Substance Abuse. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1728, H.P. 1227
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 Years Ending June 30, 2010 and June 30, 2011. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative MAZUREK of Rockland)

L.D. 1729, H.P. 1228
An Act To Form a Western Maine Regional School Unit. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 1730, S.P. 662
An Act To Strengthen the Ballot Initiative Process. (Presented by Senator NUTTING of Androscoggin)

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