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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLI, No. 5

Friday, February 6, 2015

127TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015

L.D. 198, S.P. 73
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Noncommercial Foreign Vessels. (Presented by Senator COLLINS of York)

L.D. 207, S.P. 76
An Act To Amend the Maine Commercial Fertilizer Law and the Maine Agricultural Liming Materials Act. (Presented by Senator WILLETTE of Aroostook)

L.D. 208, S.P. 77
An Act To Provide Funding for Maintaining Cemeteries within the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery System. (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 209, S.P. 78
An Act To Support Research and Development at a Marine Field Station at the University of Maine at Machias. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 210, S.P. 79
An Act To Provide for Special Restrictions on Dissemination and Use of Criminal History Record Information for Class E Crimes Committed by an Adult under 21 Years of Age. (Presented by Senator VALENTINO of York)

L.D. 211, S.P. 80
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Prepare Maine To Respond to a Disease Outbreak. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 212, S.P. 81
An Act Concerning Cost-of-living Adjustments for Certain Retirees. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 213, S.P. 82
An Act To Ensure the Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Educational and Behavioral Assessment of Children Entering State Custody. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 214, S.P. 83
An Act To Stay Certain Suspensions Imposed by the Secretary of State Pending Appeal. (Presented by Senator COLLINS of York)

L.D. 215, S.P. 84
An Act To Improve Student Retention in Maine's Postsecondary Institutions. (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 216, S.P. 85
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Hampden Water District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot)

L.D. 217, S.P. 86
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Development of a Multimodal Transportation Facility. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 218, H.P. 150
An Act To Support Fair Financing in Charter Schools and School Administrative Units. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield)

L.D. 219, H.P. 151
An Act To Protect a Child from Misuse of Identity. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham)

L.D. 220, H.P. 152
An Act To Require Proper Notification of Life Insurance Cancellation. (Presented by Representative DOORE of Augusta)

L.D. 221, H.P. 153
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Service Animal Housing Accommodations. (Presented by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield)

L.D. 222, H.P. 154
An Act To Reduce Commercial Shellfish License Fees for Persons under 18 Years of Age. (Presented by Representative TUELL of East Machias)

L.D. 223, H.P. 155
An Act To Eliminate Outdated Provisions of the Laws Governing the Maine Turnpike Authority. (Presented by Representative McLEAN of Gorham)

L.D. 224, H.P. 156
An Act To Limit the Information Required To Be Printed on Municipal Referenda Ballots. (Presented by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield)

L.D. 225, H.P. 157
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Collection of Signatures for Referenda. (Presented by Representative PARRY of Arundel)

L.D. 226, H.P. 158
An Act To Promote Efficiency in Food Pantry Operation. (Presented by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville)

L.D. 227, H.P. 159
An Act To Remove Barriers to Job Opportunities for Young Truck Drivers. (Presented by Representative PARRY of Arundel)

L.D. 228, H.P. 160
An Act To Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2016. (Presented by Representative McLEAN of Gorham)

L.D. 229, H.P. 161
An Act To Exempt Small Raw Milk Producers from Licensing Requirements. (Presented by Representative HANLEY of Pittston)

L.D. 230, H.P. 162
An Act To Allow a Person To Request a Pardon from the Governor for the Purpose of Restoring Gun Rights. (Presented by Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick)

L.D. 231, H.P. 163
An Act To Ensure That Schoolchildren with Dyslexia Receive the Assistance Needed. (Presented by Representative MORRISON of South Portland)

L.D. 232, H.P. 164
An Act To Adjust Appropriations and Allocations from the General Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of the Department of the Attorney General and the Judicial Department for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2015. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston)

L.D. 233, H.P. 165
An Act To Adjust Appropriations and Allocations from the General Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management and the Department of Public Safety for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2015. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston)

L.D. 234, H.P. 166
An Act To Adjust Appropriations and Allocations from the General Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2015. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston)

L.D. 235, H.P. 167
An Act To Adjust Appropriations and Allocations from the General Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of the Department of Education, the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine State Museum and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2015. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston)

L.D. 236, H.P. 168
An Act To Adjust Appropriations and Allocations from the General Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of the Department of Health and Human Services and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2015. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston)

L.D. 237, H.P. 169
An Act To Address Recommendations from the Report by the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability Regarding the Public Utilities Commission. (Presented by Representative DUNPHY of Embden)

L.D. 238, H.P. 170
An Act To Extend the Period of Time for Persons Who Purchase Special Fuel and Gasoline for Off-highway Use To Apply for the Special Fuel and Gasoline Tax Refunds. (Presented by Representative FARRIN of Norridgewock)

L.D. 239, H.P. 171
An Act To Create a Permanent Wabanaki Law Enforcement Seat on the Board of Trustees of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. (Presented by Representative DANA of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 240, H.P. 172
An Act To Amend the School Funding Formula. (Presented by Representative HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 241, H.P. 173
Resolve, Regarding Metallic Mineral Mining Rules of the Department of Environmental Protection. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 242, H.P. 174
An Act To Allow Hunters To Wear Hunter Pink Instead of Hunter Orange in October in Recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Presented by Representative LONG of Sherman)

L.D. 243, H.P. 175
An Act To Restore Consumer Rate Review for Health Insurance Plans in the Individual Market. (Presented by Representative MELARAGNO of Auburn)

L.D. 244, H.P. 176
An Act To Require the Use of Preapproved Subcontractors for Publicly Funded Construction Projects. (Presented by Representative DeCHANT of Bath)

L.D. 245, H.P. 177
An Act To Rename B Stream in Houlton as Captain Ambrose Bear Stream. (Presented by Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians)

L.D. 246, H.P. 178
An Act To Prohibit the Handling of a Mobile Telephone While Operating a Motor Vehicle. (Presented by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford)

L.D. 247, H.P. 179
An Act To Create Corridor Districts for the Purpose of Funding Transportation and Transit Services. (Presented by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland)

L.D. 248, H.P. 180
An Act To Provide Flexibility to the Application of the State Prevailing Wage and Benefit Rates. (Presented by Representative DeCHANT of Bath)

L.D. 249, S.P. 87
An Act To Enable Seniors To Remain in Their Homes. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 250, S.P. 88
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Dealers in Secondhand Precious Metals. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 251, S.P. 89
An Act To Limit Allowable Health Care Charges in Certain Specified Situations. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 252, S.P. 90
An Act To Increase Transparency of Entities Receiving Substantial Amounts of Public Funding. (Presented by Senator BURNS of Washington)

L.D. 253, S.P. 91
An Act To Improve Permit Oversight for the Cutting of Christmas Trees and Evergreen Boughs. (Presented by Senator BURNS of Washington)

L.D. 254, S.P. 92
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support Waterfront Development. (Presented by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland)

L.D. 255, S.P. 93
An Act To Preserve the Integrity of Maine's Shellfish Industry by Increasing the Penalty for Interfering with Permitted Harvest. (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 256, S.P. 94
An Act To Allow Nonresident College Students To Obtain Resident Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Licenses. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 257, S.P. 95
An Act To Allow a Person To Take a 20-minute Break from Monitoring Ice Fishing Lines. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 258, S.P. 96
An Act Regarding Posting of Legal Notices and Legal Advertising. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 259, S.P. 97
An Act To Increase Compensation for Jurors. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 260, S.P. 98
Resolve, To Create a License Plate To Recognize the Centennial of the United States Navy Reserve. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator COLLINS of York)

L.D. 261, S.P. 99
Resolve, To Initiate the Procedures To Request the United States Congress's Joint Committee on the Library To Replace a Statue in the National Statuary Hall Collection. (Presented by Senator MASON of Androscoggin)

L.D. 262, S.P. 101
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation and the Maine Turnpike Authority To Erect Highway Signs for Thornton Academy. (Presented by Senator VALENTINO of York)

L.D. 263, H.P. 181
An Act To Provide a Minor with a Defense to Prosecution in a Situation That Involves Risk of Alcohol Overdose. (Presented by Representative MAKER of Calais)

L.D. 264, H.P. 182
An Act To Restore the Right To Possess Certain Knives That Are Used by Many Citizens as Tools. (Presented by Representative STETKIS of Canaan)

L.D. 265, H.P. 183
An Act To Require the State To Fund Public Charter Schools. (Presented by Representative HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 266, H.P. 184
An Act To Allow Access for Law Enforcement Officers to the List of Registered Primary Caregivers for Medical Marijuana Patients. (Presented by Representative BLUME of York)

L.D. 267, H.P. 185
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. (Presented by Representative MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation)

L.D. 268, H.P. 186
An Act Regarding the Penobscot Nation's and Passamaquoddy Tribe's Authority To Exercise Jurisdiction under the Federal Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 and the Federal Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. (Presented by Representative MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation)

L.D. 269, H.P. 187
An Act To Require the Maine Turnpike Authority To Consider Certain Third-party Studies and Municipal Recommendations in Its Decision-making Process. (Presented by Representative BLUME of York)

L.D. 270, H.P. 188
An Act To Reduce the Annual High-stakes Beano Fee from $50,000 to $12,500. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation)

L.D. 271, H.P. 189
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Intermodal Transportation Facilities. (Presented by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland)

L.D. 272, H.P. 190
An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Juvenile Provisional Licenses To Foster Military Service. (Presented by Representative THERIAULT of China)

L.D. 273, H.P. 191
An Act To Encourage and Enhance the Future of Waste-to-energy Facilities by Establishing a Portfolio Requirement for Electricity from Waste Energy Resources. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington)

L.D. 274, H.P. 192
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Health and Human Services To Address the Growing Deficit in Room and Board Allowances Paid to Agencies Providing Residential Services to Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland)

L.D. 275, H.P. 193
An Act To Remove Crossbows from the Restriction on Discharging Weapons near Buildings. (Presented by Representative WOOD of Sabattus)

L.D. 276, H.P. 194
An Act Regarding Maine's Power of Sale Foreclosure Law. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 277, H.P. 195
An Act To License Polysomnography. (Presented by Representative NUTTING of Oakland)

L.D. 278, H.P. 196
An Act To Encourage the Use of Fuel-efficient Vehicles. (Presented by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery)

L.D. 279, H.P. 197
An Act Regarding Payment under the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement Program. (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 280, H.P. 198
An Act To Exempt Military Pensions and Survivor Benefits from Maine Income Tax. (Presented by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton)

L.D. 281, H.P. 199
Resolve, To Modify the State Valuation of the Town of Madison To Reflect the Loss in Valuation of the Madison Paper Company and To Modify the State Valuation of the Town of Skowhegan To Reflect the Loss in Valuation of the S.D. Warren Company. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan)

L.D. 282, H.P. 200
An Act To Modify the State Valuation of the Town of Madison To Reflect the Loss in Valuation of the Madison Paper Company, To Modify the State Valuation of the Town of Skowhegan To Reflect the Loss in Valuation of the S.D. Warren Company and To Amend the Law Governing School Subsidy Distribution in the Circumstance of Sudden Loss in Municipal Valuation. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan)

L.D. 283, H.P. 201
An Act To Require Proof of Insurance for Motor Vehicle Inspection. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington)

L.D. 284, H.P. 202
An Act To Amend the Law Concerning Overwidth Farm Tractors on Public Ways. (Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton)

L.D. 285, H.P. 203
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Install a Traffic Light in the Town of Prospect. (Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham)

L.D. 286, H.P. 204
An Act Making Supplemental Allocations from the Highway Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of State Government Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2015. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative McLEAN of Gorham)

L.D. 287, H.P. 205
An Act To Improve Traffic Safety during Political Campaign Seasons. (Presented by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle)

L.D. 288, S.P. 102
An Act To Amend the Requirement of When Headlights Must Be Used. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 289, S.P. 103
An Act To Amend the Health Plan Improvement Law Regarding Prescription Drug Step Therapy. (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 290, S.P. 104
An Act To Refund the Sales Tax Paid on Fuel Used in Commercial Agricultural Production and Commercial Wood Harvesting. (Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot)

L.D. 291, S.P. 105
An Act To Allow the Hunting of Small Game Animals with a Slingshot. (Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot)

L.D. 292, S.P. 106
An Act To Require Hospitals To Allow Patients To Provide Their Own Medications. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 293, S.P. 107
Resolve, To Require the Department of Transportation To Establish a Working Group To Examine Weight Limits for Tractor-trailers with Different Axle Spacings. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 294, S.P. 108
An Act To Allow a Home Heating Oil Delivery Driver To Bleed a Home Heating Oil Burner. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

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