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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLI, No. 3

Friday, January 23, 2015

127TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015

L.D. 97, S.P. 34
Resolve, Directing the Department of Education To Amend the School Emergency Drill Rules. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 98, S.P. 35
An Act Amending the Trap Limit for the Swans Island Lobster Conservation Area. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 99, S.P. 36
An Act To Stabilize the Faculty and Programs at the University of Southern Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 100, S.P. 37
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Help Small Businesses. (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 101, S.P. 38
An Act To Strengthen and Reform Maine's Welfare System. (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 102, S.P. 39
An Act To Strengthen the Craft Beer Industry. (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 103, S.P. 40
An Act To Recruit New Businesses to Maine by Providing Energy Efficiency Assistance. (Presented by Senator HILL of York)

L.D. 104, S.P. 41
An Act To Increase Gaming Opportunities for Charitable Veterans' Organizations. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 105, S.P. 42
An Act To Enhance the Competitiveness of Maine's Biomass Facilities by Exempting from Waste Handling Fees Certain Construction and Demolition Debris. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 106, S.P. 43
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Increase the Length of Terms of Senators to 4 Years. (Presented by Senator DUTREMBLE of York)

L.D. 107, S.P. 44
An Act To Recognize the Labrador Retriever as the Official State Dog. (Presented by Senator DUTREMBLE of York)

L.D. 108, H.P. 80
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Riverfront Community Development. (Presented by Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 109, H.P. 81
An Act To Ensure Maine Companies Have Access to Skilled Labor. (Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester)

L.D. 110, H.P. 82
An Act To Designate Maple Syrup as the Official State Sweetener. (Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton)

L.D. 111, H.P. 83
An Act To Ensure That Defendants Receive Proper Notification in Foreclosure Proceedings. (Presented by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick)

L.D. 112, S.P. 45
An Act To Eliminate the Requirement That Adults Wear Seat Belts. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 113, S.P. 46
An Act To Reduce the Penalties for Certain Drug Offenses. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 114, S.P. 47
Resolve, Authorizing the Bureau of General Services To Sell Certain Property to Kennebec County. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 115, S.P. 48
Resolve, To Name Interstate 295 from Scarborough to West Gardiner the Richard A. Coleman Highway. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 116, S.P. 49
An Act To Expand the Use of Tax Increment Financing Revenue. (Presented by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec)

L.D. 117, S.P. 50
An Act To Require the Prevailing Wage To Be Paid on All Public Works Projects for Which State Funding Is Used. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 118, S.P. 51
An Act To Authorize Municipalities To Refund Amounts Collected in Excess of Tax Liens. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator McCORMICK of Kennebec)

L.D. 119, S.P. 52
An Act To Allow for the Cultivation of Hemp. (Presented by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox)

L.D. 120, S.P. 53
An Act To Provide a Tax Credit to Maine Residents for Turnpike Tolls. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 121, S.P. 54
Resolve, Directing the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation To Conduct a Sunrise Review of the Proposal To License Certain Mechanical Trades. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 122, S.P. 55
An Act To Standardize Pints of Beer Sold in Maine. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 123, S.P. 57
An Act To Reduce Youth Cancer Risk. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 124, S.P. 58
An Act To Require Payment by a Carrier for Health Care Services Provided to Enrollees of the Carrier. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 125, S.P. 59
An Act Extending Workers' Compensation Benefits to Certain Employees of the Office of the State Fire Marshal Who Contract Cancer. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 126, H.P. 84
An Act To Restrict Swim Areas. (Presented by Representative SHAW of Standish)

L.D. 127, H.P. 85
An Act To Preserve Programs in Allied Health at Kennebec Valley Community College. (Presented by Representative BECK of Waterville)

L.D. 128, H.P. 86
An Act To Allow a School Administrative Unit To Implement a Firearm Safety Education Program for Elementary School Students. (Presented by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield)

L.D. 129, H.P. 87
An Act To Provide Options to Schools for Making Up School Days. (Presented by Representative TUELL of East Machias)

L.D. 130, H.P. 88
An Act To Exempt Certain Established Public Prekindergarten Programs from New Regulations. (Presented by Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor)

L.D. 131, H.P. 89
An Act To Amend the Laws Related to Public Funding of Charter Schools. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HUBBELL of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 132, H.P. 90
An Act To Remove the 100-megawatt Limit on Hydropower under the Renewable Resources Laws. (Presented by Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick)

L.D. 133, H.P. 91
Resolve, To Establish the Task Force on Independence from Public Assistance. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta)

L.D. 134, H.P. 92
Resolve, To Study the Impact of Winter Ticks on the State's Moose Population. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair)

L.D. 135, H.P. 93
An Act To Prohibit Tobacco Use Surcharges in Small Group and Individual Health Insurance Products. (Presented by Representative SANBORN of Gorham)

L.D. 136, H.P. 94
An Act To Clarify That the Medical Records of Applicants for Disability Variances Submitted to Municipal Boards of Appeal Are Not Public Records. (Presented by Representative MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 137, H.P. 95
An Act To Designate the Friendship Sloop as the Official State Maritime Symbol. (Presented by Representative KRUGER of Thomaston)

L.D. 138, H.P. 96
An Act To Update References to the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 Contained in the Maine Revised Statutes, Decouple Federal Bonus Depreciation Deductions and Create a Maine Capital Investment Credit. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston)

L.D. 139, H.P. 97
An Act To Allow the Electronic Transfer of Marriage Certificates. (Presented by Representative DUCHESNE of Hudson)

L.D. 140, H.P. 98
An Act To Expand Access To Lifesaving Opioid Overdose Medication. (Presented by Representative BECK of Waterville)

L.D. 141, H.P. 99
An Act To Amend the Definition of "Health Care Practitioner" in the Maine Health Security Act To Include Pharmacists. (Presented by Representative CHACE of Durham)

L.D. 142, H.P. 100
An Act To Expand Deer Hunting Opportunities for Junior Hunters. (Presented by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade)

L.D. 143, H.P. 101
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 4: Maine Motor Carrier Safety Regulation, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of State Police. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Public Safety pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 144, H.P. 102
An Act To Protect the Privacy of Consumers Who Use Credit Cards for Online Purchases of Products. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 145, H.P. 103
An Act To Amend the Verification and Certification Process for Direct Initiatives and People's Veto Referenda. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL 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/.

Bill status information is available at http://legislature.maine.gov/LawMakerWeb/search.asp.