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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLI, No. 4

Friday, January 30, 2015

127TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015

L.D. 146, H.P. 104
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 200: Metallic Mineral Exploration, Advanced Exploration and Mining, 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. 147, H.P. 105
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 500: Stormwater Management, 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. 148, H.P. 106
An Act To Adjust Appropriations and Allocations from the General Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of the Department of Marine Resources, the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, the Department of Environmental Protection and the Baxter State Park Authority for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2015. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston)

L.D. 149, H.P. 107
An Act To Protect Private Property and Livestock from Fireworks. (Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel)

L.D. 150, H.P. 108
An Act To Provide Anger Management Courses or Additional Imprisonment for Domestic Violence Offenders. (Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel)

L.D. 151, H.P. 109
An Act To Protect Public Health in the Maine Community College System. (Presented by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland)

L.D. 152, H.P. 110
An Act To Encourage Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation To Be Taught in High School. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington)

L.D. 153, H.P. 111
An Act To Amend Setback Requirements and Standards Related to Species Migration under the Laws Regulating Development near Vernal Pools. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington)

L.D. 154, H.P. 112
An Act To Promote Greater Flexibility in the Provision of Long-term Care Services. (Presented by Representative STUCKEY of Portland)

L.D. 155, H.P. 113
An Act To Expand Housing Opportunities for Patients with Complex Medical Conditions. (Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock)

L.D. 156, H.P. 114
An Act To Lower the Eligibility Age for a Junior Hunting License. (Presented by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade)

L.D. 157, H.P. 115
An Act To Create an Advisory Committee To Review and Make Recommendations Regarding Hunting and Fishing Laws. (Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta)

L.D. 158, H.P. 116
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Modify Fishing Rules for Webster Stream in Piscataquis County. (Presented by Representative EDGECOMB of Fort Fairfield)

L.D. 159, H.P. 117
An Act To Prevent Bad Faith Assertions of Patent Infringement. (Presented by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick)

L.D. 160, H.P. 118
An Act To Provide Reasonable Compensation to Jurors. (Presented by Representative THERIAULT of China)

L.D. 161, H.P. 119
An Act To Ban the United Nations Agenda 21 in Maine. (Presented by Representative LONG of Sherman)

L.D. 162, H.P. 120
An Act To Protect the Rights of Property Owners. (Presented by Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick)

L.D. 163, H.P. 121
An Act To Provide Economic Development Assistance to Rural Communities. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 164, H.P. 122
An Act To Establish the Maine Length of Service Award Program. (Presented by Representative EVANGELOS of Friendship)

L.D. 165, H.P. 123
An Act Regarding the Funding of Volunteer Fire Departments. (Presented by Representative THERIAULT of China)

L.D. 166, H.P. 124
An Act To Allow York County To Better Provide Rescue and Ambulance Services. (Presented by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick)

L.D. 167, H.P. 125
An Act To Prohibit a Municipality from Holding a Referendum To Legalize the Recreational Use of Marijuana. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield)

L.D. 168, H.P. 126
An Act Relating to the Sales Tax Exemption on Depreciable Equipment Used in Commercial Wood Harvesting. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 169, H.P. 127
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Groundwater Rights. (Presented by Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor)

L.D. 170, H.P. 128
An Act To Remove the 180-day Active Duty Requirement for the Property Tax Exemption for Vietnam Veterans. (Presented by Representative NADEAU of Winslow)

L.D. 171, H.P. 129
An Act To Provide a License Plate Decal for Emergency Medical Services Providers. (Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel)

L.D. 172, H.P. 130
An Act To Allow Gold Star Parents Who Are Maine Residents To Use the Maine Turnpike at No Charge. (Presented by Representative DOORE of Augusta)

L.D. 173, H.P. 131
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Gold Star Family Registration Plate and To Establish an Honorable Service Military Family Registration Plate. (Presented by Representative FOLEY of Wells)

L.D. 174, H.P. 132
An Act To Restrict the Raising of Money by Maine Clean Election Act Candidates. (Presented by Representative PARRY of Arundel)

L.D. 175, H.P. 133
An Act To Limit Maine Clean Election Act Funding to First-time Candidates. (Presented by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough)

L.D. 176, H.P. 134
An Act To Amend the Law Governing the Gathering of Signatures for Direct Initiatives and People's Veto Referenda. (Presented by Representative SHORT of Pittsfield)

L.D. 177, H.P. 135
An Act To Protect Farm Animals from Noise from the Discharge of Fireworks and Explosives. (Presented by Representative HOBART of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 178, H.P. 136
Resolve, Directing the Department of Marine Resources To Conduct an Impact Study in the St. George River Estuary. (Presented by Representative KRUGER of Thomaston)

L.D. 179, H.P. 137
Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Provide Coverage under the MaineCare Program for Routine Male Newborn Circumcisions. (Presented by Representative SANBORN of Gorham)

L.D. 180, H.P. 138
An Act To Allow Terminally Ill Patients To Choose To Use Experimental Treatments. (Presented by Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville)

L.D. 181, H.P. 139
An Act To Create Efficiencies in Court Process. (Presented by Representative MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 182, H.P. 140
An Act To Eliminate Term Limits for Legislators. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 183, H.P. 141
An Act To Decrease Property Taxes by Increasing the Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield)

L.D. 184, H.P. 142
An Act To Reimburse Philip Wolley for Litigation Expenses Incurred in Connection with His Termination and Reinstatement as a State Employee. (Presented by Representative GILLWAY of Searsport)

L.D. 185, S.P. 60
An Act To Prohibit the Use of a Mobile Telephone When Operating a Motor Vehicle Except in Hands-free Mode. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 186, S.P. 61
An Act To Reverse Jail Consolidation. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 187, S.P. 62
Resolve, To Expand Dental Care in the State by Extending the Pilot Program for Dental Hygienists. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 188, S.P. 63
An Act To Protect Employees from Abusive Work Environments. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 189, S.P. 64
An Act To Prohibit Undisclosed Political Spending. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 190, S.P. 65
An Act To Add Certain Capital Goods to the Product Stewardship Exclusions. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 191, S.P. 66
An Act To Require the Transfer of a Forest Management and Harvest Plan upon the Transfer of Land in the Tree Growth Tax Program. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 192, S.P. 67
An Act To Clarify the Law Governing the Collection of Unpaid Sanitary District Charges. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 193, S.P. 68
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects. (Presented by Senator BREEN of Cumberland)

L.D. 194, S.P. 69
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Encourage Access to Workforce Training and Job Creation. (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 195, S.P. 70
An Act Regarding County Jails. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 196, S.P. 71
An Act To Ensure the Safety of Stationary Public Utility Emergency Service Vehicles. (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 197, S.P. 72
An Act To Strengthen Maine's Election Laws by Requiring Photographic Identification for the Purpose of Voting. (Presented by Senator COLLINS of York)

L.D. 199, S.P. 74
An Act To Improve the Reporting of Child Abuse. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 200, H.P. 143
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 895: Underground Facility Damage Prevention Requirements, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public Utilities Commission. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Public Utilities Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 201, H.P. 144
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Education pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 202, H.P. 145
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 22: Standards for Outdoor Application of Pesticides by Powered Equipment in Order To Minimize Off-target Deposition, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Board of Pesticides Control. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Board of Pesticides Control pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 203, H.P. 146
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 28: Notification Provisions for Outdoor Pesticide Applications, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Board of Pesticides Control. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Board of Pesticides Control pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 204, H.P. 147
An Act To Prohibit Certain Activities by Maine Clean Election Act Candidates. (Presented by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford)

L.D. 205, H.P. 148
An Act To Facilitate the Development and Operation of a Group Home for Post-High School Adults with Developmental Disabilities. (Presented by Representative HUBBELL of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 206, H.P. 149
An Act To Clarify Restrictions on Disclosure of E-9-1-1 System Information. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

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