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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

From Robert B. Hunt, Clerk of the House
State House, Augusta, Maine

Volume XLI, No. 2

Friday, January 16, 2015

127TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015

L.D. 12, S.P. 13
An Act To Limit the Liability of Landowners Who Allow Recreational Climbing on Their Land. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 13, S.P. 14
An Act To Provide an Exemption from Sales Tax and Service Provider Tax to Nonprofit Collaboratives of Libraries. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 14, S.P. 15
An Act Regarding the Registration of an Antique Motor Vehicle That Is the Owner's Sole Vehicle. (Presented by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox)

L.D. 15, S.P. 16
An Act To Increase Transparency in Campaign Funding in Legislative Elections. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 16, H.P. 15
An Act To Eliminate Retirement Benefits and Paid Health Insurance for Legislators Elected after 2016. (Presented by Representative DUNPHY of Embden)

L.D. 17, H.P. 16
An Act To Restore Programs and Faculty to the University of Maine System. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 18, H.P. 17
Resolve, To Review and Audit the University of Maine System's Finances and Governance Practices. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 19, H.P. 18
An Act Regarding Special Education for Students Enrolled in a Home Instruction Program. (Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester)

L.D. 20, H.P. 19
An Act To Improve Substance Abuse Treatment. (Presented by Representative GOODE of Bangor)

L.D. 21, H.P. 20
An Act To Amend the Medical Marijuana Laws. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 22, H.P. 21
An Act To Require Removal of Mooring Equipment. (Presented by Representative SHAW of Standish)

L.D. 23, H.P. 22
An Act To Remove from the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act the Requirement That a Patient's Medical Condition Be Debilitating. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 24, H.P. 23
An Act To Create a Public State Bank. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 25, H.P. 24
An Act To Protect the Privacy of Citizens from Domestic Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Uses. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 26, H.P. 25
An Act To Simplify the Process for Fuel Tax Rebates. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative ALLEY of Beals)

L.D. 27, H.P. 26
An Act To Exempt Persons 67 Years of Age and Older from the State Income Tax. (Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester)

L.D. 28, H.P. 27
An Act To Return Fifty Percent of the Fine for a Violation of the Motor Vehicle Laws to the Municipality in Which the Violation Occurred. (Presented by Representative SHORT of Pittsfield)

L.D. 29, H.P. 28
An Act To Establish a Local Option Real Estate Transfer Tax. (Presented by Representative GOODE of Bangor)

L.D. 30, H.P. 29
An Act To Exempt Fuel Used by Commercial Farmers from Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative PIERCE of Dresden)

L.D. 31, H.P. 30
An Act To Require Horse-drawn Carriages and Wagons To Be Equipped with Reflectors. (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 32, H.P. 31
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Signs on Interstate Highways in Maine. (Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester)

L.D. 33, H.P. 32
An Act To Strengthen the Maine Clean Election Act, Improve Disclosure and Make Other Changes to the Campaign Finance Laws. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 34, H.P. 33
An Act To Address Suspension of an Operator's License for Negligent Operation Causing the Death of Another Person. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 35, S.P. 17
An Act To Allow a Qualifying Patient To Use Medical Marijuana in a Hospital. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 36, H.P. 34
An Act To Increase the Minimum Wage. (Presented by Representative EVANGELOS of Friendship)

L.D. 37, H.P. 35
An Act Regarding Emergency Lights on a Vehicle Used by a Member of a Municipal or Volunteer Fire or Emergency Medical Services Department. (Presented by Representative EVANGELOS of Friendship)

L.D. 38, H.P. 36
An Act To Allow Sufficient Time for Implementation of the Performance Evaluation and Professional Growth System for Educators. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HUBBELL of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 39, S.P. 19
Resolve, To Require a Review of the Merger That Resulted in the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. (Presented by Senator EDGECOMB of Aroostook)

L.D. 40, S.P. 20
An Act To Protect Maine's Great Ponds. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 41, S.P. 21
An Act To Require the Inspection of Certain Vehicles Used To Transport Members of the General Public. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 42, S.P. 22
An Act To Increase Funding for Instruction within the University of Maine System. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 43, H.P. 37
An Act To Make False Claims of Military Service a Crime. (Presented by Representative FARRIN of Norridgewock)

L.D. 44, H.P. 38
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Education To Train School Personnel To Implement Dyslexia Awareness and Student Accommodation Policies. (Presented by Representative VEROW of Brewer)

L.D. 45, H.P. 39
An Act To Exempt Certain Capital Expenditures from the Maine Certificate of Need Act of 2002. (Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock)

L.D. 46, H.P. 40
An Act To Allow Municipal Boards of Appeal To Grant Setback Variances for Certain Hardships Caused by Prior Owners of the Property. (Presented by Representative VEROW of Brewer)

L.D. 47, H.P. 41
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Remove One of the Proposed Routes from Consideration for the Interstate 395 and Route 9 Connector. (Presented by Representative VEROW of Brewer)

L.D. 48, H.P. 42
An Act To Reduce Registration Fees and Excise Taxes for For-hire Vehicles with Adaptive Equipment Enabling Access by Persons with Disabilities. (Presented by Representative VEROW of Brewer)

L.D. 49, H.P. 43
An Act To Exempt from Excise Tax Certain Vehicles Used by Persons with a Disability. (Presented by Representative VEROW of Brewer)

L.D. 50, H.P. 44
An Act To Authorize up to 3 Free Sets of License Plates for 100 Percent Disabled Veterans. (Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta)

L.D. 51, H.P. 45
An Act To Eliminate the Bonding Authority of the Maine Governmental Facilities Authority. (Presented by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough)

L.D. 52, H.P. 46
An Act To Adjust Maine's Minimum Wage. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair)

L.D. 53, H.P. 47
An Act To Require Shareholder Consent for Corporate Political Contributions. (Presented by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery)

L.D. 54, H.P. 48
Resolve, To Ensure Notification to the Public of the Location in Maine of Persons Convicted in Foreign Countries of Crimes Relating to the Sexual Abuse of a Child. (Presented by Representative MAKER of Calais)

L.D. 55, H.P. 49
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Transportation To Name the Interstate 95 Rest Area in Hampden the Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Rest Area. (Presented by Representative VEROW of Brewer)

L.D. 56, H.P. 50
An Act To Limit Increases in the State's Share of Funding for Kindergarten to Grade 12 Public Education. (Presented by Representative THERIAULT of China)

L.D. 57, H.P. 51
An Act To Increase Mileage Reimbursement and Compensation for Jurors. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 58, H.P. 52
An Act To Require Transparency of the Ownership of All Companies Providing Funds To Build Infrastructure for Development Purposes. (Presented by Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville)

L.D. 59, H.P. 53
An Act To Protect Students' Rights and Privacy Regarding Their School Records. (Presented by Representative FOLEY of Wells)

L.D. 60, H.P. 54
An Act To Ensure Proper Funding for Teacher Retirement. (Presented by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle)

L.D. 61, H.P. 55
An Act To Require Tattoo Practitioners To Be at Least 18 Years of Age. (Presented by Representative VEROW of Brewer)

L.D. 62, H.P. 56
An Act To Require Notice to Municipal Officers of Violations of Emergency Medical Services Law and Rule. (Presented by Representative GERRISH of Lebanon)

L.D. 63, H.P. 57
Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Provide Supplemental Reimbursement to Adult Family Care Homes and Residential Care Facilities in Remote Island Locations. (Presented by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle)

L.D. 64, H.P. 58
An Act To Reduce the Time within Which a Challenge to a Tax Lien Foreclosure May Be Filed. (Presented by Representative VEROW of Brewer)

L.D. 65, H.P. 59
An Act To Apply Equally a Curtailment or Other Loss in General Purpose Aid to Education. (Presented by Representative TUELL of East Machias)

L.D. 66, H.P. 60
Resolve, Naming the Bridges That Span the Machias River in Machias the Jeremiah O'Brien Memorial Bridge. (Presented by Representative TUELL of East Machias)

L.D. 67, H.P. 61
An Act To Amend the Law Regarding the Annual Municipal Report Requirement. (Presented by Representative VEROW of Brewer)

L.D. 68, H.P. 62
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Attract Business by Investing in High-speed Broadband Infrastructure. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield)

L.D. 69, H.P. 63
An Act To Require Drug Testing of the Driver of a Motor Vehicle Involved in a Fatal Accident. (Presented by Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro)

L.D. 70, H.P. 64
An Act To Assist Towns in Eradicating Milfoil and Other Invasive Aquatic Plants and Nuisance Species. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 71, H.P. 65
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Service of Process in Eviction Actions. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 72, H.P. 66
An Act To Increase the Minimum Wage. (Presented by Representative HAMANN of South Portland)

L.D. 73, H.P. 67
An Act To Increase Weight Allowances for Farm Trucks. (Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton)

L.D. 74, H.P. 68
Resolve, To Establish a Task Force To Ensure Equity in the Benefits Provided to Military Service Members. (Presented by Representative HANINGTON of Lincoln)

L.D. 75, S.P. 23
Resolve, To Strengthen Health Care Services for Maine Residents Affected by Neurodegenerative Diseases. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 76, S.P. 24
An Act To Amend the Property Tax Fairness Credit. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 77, S.P. 25
An Act To Raise the Minimum Wage. (Presented by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox)

L.D. 78, S.P. 26
An Act Regarding Limitations on Certain Storm Water Fees. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 79, S.P. 27
An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Trade-in Credit for Core Parts. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 80, S.P. 28
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Lower the Age Requirement To Run for Legislative Office. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 81, S.P. 29
An Act To Amend the Workers' Compensation Laws as They Pertain to Employee Representation. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 82, S.P. 30
An Act Concerning the Salary of Elected Sheriffs. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 83, S.P. 31
An Act To Strengthen the Consent Laws for Abortions Performed on Minors and Incapacitated Persons. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 84, S.P. 32
An Act Concerning Screening of Newborns for Lysosomal Storage Disorders. (Presented by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland)

L.D. 85, S.P. 33
An Act To Prohibit Synthetic Plastic Microbeads in Personal Care Products and Over-the-counter Drugs.

L.D. 86, H.P. 69
An Act To Improve Retirement Security for Retired Public Employees. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 87, H.P. 70
Resolve, To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Continue the Study of Long-term Care Facilities. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative STUCKEY of Portland)

L.D. 88, H.P. 71
An Act To Authorize Snowmobile Registration Reciprocity with the Provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair)

L.D. 89, H.P. 72
An Act To Improve Telecommunications in Maine. (Presented by Representative SHORT of Pittsfield)

L.D. 90, H.P. 73
Resolve, To Ensure Appropriate Personal Needs Allowances for Persons Residing in Long-term Care Facilities. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative STUCKEY of Portland)

L.D. 91, H.P. 74
An Act To Allow Dental Hygienists To Prescribe Fluoride Dentifrice and Antibacterial Rinse. (Presented by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough)

L.D. 92, H.P. 75
An Act To Increase the Minimum Wage to $8.00 per Hour. (Presented by Representative BATES of Westbrook)

L.D. 93, H.P. 76
An Act To Allow the Town of Berwick To Be Eligible for Full Pine Tree Development Zone Benefits. (Presented by Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick)

L.D. 94, H.P. 77
An Act To Base the Excise Tax Imposed on the Purchase of a Motor Vehicle on the Price Paid. (Presented by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough)

L.D. 95, H.P. 78
An Act To Provide Income Tax Relief. (Presented by Representative STUCKEY of Portland)

L.D. 96, H.P. 79
An Act To Increase the State Earned Income Credit. (Presented by Representative STUCKEY of Portland)

Copies of the Bills may be obtained from the Document Room, First Floor, State House, Augusta, Maine 04333-0002 - Ph: 207-287-1408 or by e-mailing a request to webmaster_house@legislature.maine.gov . Please include your mailing address as we cannot mail bill text electronically.

Bill text is also available at the Maine Legislature Web Site http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_127th/billtexts/.

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