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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLI, No. 7

Friday, February 27, 2015

127TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015

L.D. 428, S.P. 157
An Act To Amend the Powers and Duties of the State Board of Education. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 429, S.P. 158
An Act To Modify the Disbursement from the Maine Economic Improvement Fund. (Presented by Senator BURNS of Washington)

L.D. 430, S.P. 159
An Act To Assist Municipalities To Obtain Payment of Overdue Sewer Bills. (Presented by Senator BURNS of Washington)

L.D. 431, S.P. 160
An Act To Strengthen the Laws Prohibiting Stalking. (Presented by Senator BURNS of Washington)

L.D. 432, S.P. 161
An Act To Exempt Fuel Purchased for Off-road Use in Commercial Construction and Wood Harvesting Equipment from Sales and Use Tax. (Presented by Senator BURNS of Washington)

L.D. 433, S.P. 162
An Act To Clarify the Liability of Funeral Practitioners. (Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot)

L.D. 434, S.P. 163
An Act To Promote Equity in the Joint and Several Liability Law in Maine. (Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot)

L.D. 435, S.P. 164
An Act To Extend the Protection of Municipal Shellfish Conservation Programs. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 436, S.P. 165
An Act To Require Providers of Short-term Lodging To Be Licensed by the State. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 437, S.P. 166
An Act To Ensure the Responsibility of the Department of Transportation for a Portion of U.S. Route 1 in York and for the U.S. Route 1 Bypass in Kittery. (Presented by Senator HILL of York)

L.D. 438, S.P. 167
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Invest in Maine's Rail Infrastructure and Expand Passenger Rail Service. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 439, S.P. 168
An Act To Prohibit Excessive Idling of Passenger Trains. (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 440, S.P. 169
An Act To Create a Secure, Therapeutic Mental Health Unit. (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 441, S.P. 170
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Local Share of Education Costs. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 442, S.P. 171
An Act To Clarify Municipal Capacity for Site Location of Development and Encourage Local Development. (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 443, S.P. 172
An Act To Help Stabilize Homeless Shelters in Maine. (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 444, S.P. 173
An Act To Allow a Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Credit for a Vehicle No Longer in Use. (Presented by President THIBODEAU of Waldo)

L.D. 445, S.P. 174
An Act Regarding the Sick Days of an Employee Who Is Terminated While on Sick Leave. (Presented by Senator WOODSOME of York)

L.D. 446, S.P. 175
An Act To Change the Name of the Public Utilities Commission's Consumer Assistance Division. (Presented by Senator WOODSOME of York)

L.D. 447, S.P. 176
An Act To Repeal Outdated Statutory Sections Relating to Regional Ride Share Programs. (Presented by Senator WOODSOME of York)

L.D. 448, S.P. 177
An Act Regarding the Use of Remote-access Technology at Public Meetings of the Public Utilities Commission. (Presented by Senator WOODSOME of York)

L.D. 449, S.P. 178
An Act Regarding the Payment of Commissions by Car Rental Companies. (Presented by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset)

L.D. 450, S.P. 179
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Fund for the Efficient Delivery of Local and Regional Services. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 451, S.P. 180
An Act To Improve Disclosure Procedures. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 452, S.P. 181
An Act To Require a Work Search for Job-ready Applicants for Benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 453, S.P. 182
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Upgrade and Replace Infrastructure of the Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 454, S.P. 183
An Act To Enact the Student Information Privacy Act. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 455, S.P. 184
An Act To Prohibit Deceptive Practices Regarding Unsolicited Loans. (Presented by Senator VALENTINO of York)

L.D. 456, H.P. 295
An Act To Include Nonalcoholic Malt Beverages in the List of Exempt Products in the Law Regarding the Labeling of Genetically Engineered Products. (Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton)

L.D. 457, H.P. 296
An Act To Redistribute the Agricultural Fair Support Fund. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 458, H.P. 297
An Act To Implement a Motor Vehicle Violation Electronic Citation Program. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington)

L.D. 459, H.P. 298
An Act To Protect the Environment from Fireworks Debris. (Presented by Representative LAJOIE of Lewiston)

L.D. 460, H.P. 299
An Act To Restore Liability Insurance Requirements for Amusement Rides and Other Public Exhibitions. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative COOPER of Yarmouth)

L.D. 461, H.P. 300
An Act To Change the Notification Deadline for the Nonrenewal of a Teacher's Contract. (Presented by Representative MAKER of Calais)

L.D. 462, H.P. 301
An Act To Clarify Rulemaking for Transportation of Public School Students. (Presented by Representative HUBBELL of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 463, H.P. 302
An Act Regarding Eligibility of Children Placed in Guardianship for the School Lunch and Milk Program. (Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock)

L.D. 464, H.P. 303
An Act To Improve Science and Engineering Education for Maine's Students. (Presented by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle)

L.D. 465, H.P. 304
An Act To Eliminate the Broadband Sustainability Fee. (Presented by Representative HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 466, H.P. 305
An Act To Increase Competition and Ensure a Robust Information and Telecommunications Market. (Presented by Representative DUNPHY of Embden)

L.D. 467, H.P. 306
An Act To Change the Borders of the Saco River Corridor. (Presented by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram)

L.D. 468, H.P. 307
An Act To Prohibit the Use of Certain Disposable or Polystyrene Food Service Containers. (Presented by Representative BURSTEIN of Lincolnville)

L.D. 469, H.P. 308
An Act To Promote the Disposal of Unused Medications. (Presented by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade)

L.D. 470, H.P. 309
An Act To Allow Children's Residential Care Facilities To Ensure the Safety of Their Residents. (Presented by Representative WHITE of Washburn)

L.D. 471, H.P. 310
An Act To Improve Childhood Vaccination Rates in Maine. (Presented by Representative SANBORN of Gorham)

L.D. 472, H.P. 311
An Act To Establish Meals on Wheels as a Service Covered under the MaineCare Program. (Presented by Representative COOPER of Yarmouth)

L.D. 473, H.P. 312
Resolve, Directing the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services To Jointly Adopt Rules To Protect Children's Health. (Presented by Representative HYMANSON of York)

L.D. 474, H.P. 313
An Act To Improve Access to Dental Care in Maine. (Presented by Representative GATTINE of Westbrook)

L.D. 475, H.P. 314
Resolve, To Increase MaineCare Services for Certain Recipients To Allow Them To Remain at Home. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative STUCKEY of Portland)

L.D. 476, H.P. 315
An Act To Require Pharmacies To Provide Disposal Receptacles for Used Hypodermic Apparatuses. (Presented by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland)

L.D. 477, H.P. 316
Resolve, To Increase Funding To Support Peer Centers. (Presented by Representative STUCKEY of Portland)

L.D. 478, H.P. 317
An Act To Require That Death Certificates Be Signed Using an Electronic Signature System. (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 479, H.P. 318
An Act To Allow Hunting on Sunday with the Landowner's Written Consent. (Presented by Representative GREENWOOD of Wales)

L.D. 480, H.P. 319
An Act To Allow Condominium and Homeowners Associations To Establish Swim Areas. (Presented by Representative POWERS of Naples)

L.D. 481, H.P. 320
An Act To Amend the Eligibility Requirements for the Rural Medical Access Program. (Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock)

L.D. 482, H.P. 321
An Act To Prohibit Flying over Land with Drones without Written Permission from the Landowner. (Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton)

L.D. 483, H.P. 322
An Act Regarding the Reporting Standards for Child Abuse. (Presented by Representative BATES of Westbrook)

L.D. 484, H.P. 323
An Act Regarding the Confidentiality of Railroad Carrier Cargo. (Presented by Representative SHAW of Standish)

L.D. 485, H.P. 324
An Act To Allow Licensed Foresters To Use Mechanics Liens. (Presented by Representative McCLELLAN of Raymond)

L.D. 486, H.P. 325
An Act To Require Adequate Rest Breaks for Employees. (Presented by Representative CHENETTE of Saco)

L.D. 487, H.P. 326
An Act To Provide for an Increase in the Minimum Wage. (Presented by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland)

L.D. 488, H.P. 327
An Act To Expand the Scope of Practice for Denturists. (Presented by Representative SHAW of Standish)

L.D. 489, H.P. 328
An Act To Ensure the Right To Work without Payment of Dues or Fees to a Labor Union as a Condition of Employment. (Presented by Representative LOCKMAN of Amherst)

L.D. 490, H.P. 329
An Act To Extend the Legal Hours for Harvesting Lobsters. (Presented by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle)

L.D. 491, H.P. 330
An Act To Lower from 70 to 65 the Age at Which a Person May Obtain a Lobster and Crab Fishing License for a Reduced Fee. (Presented by Representative GILLWAY of Searsport)

L.D. 492, H.P. 331
An Act To Expand Eligibility for Lobster and Crab Fishing Licenses for Veterans. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle)

L.D. 493, H.P. 332
An Act To Create the Ocean Acidification Council. (Presented by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle)

L.D. 494, H.P. 333
An Act Regarding the Maintenance of Easements. (Presented by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade)

L.D. 495, H.P. 334
An Act To Make Minor Nonsubstantive Changes to the Laws Affecting the Office of the State Auditor. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair)

L.D. 496, H.P. 335
Resolve, To Transfer Certain State-owned Property to the Town of East Millinocket. (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 497, H.P. 336
An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Rebate for Certain Organizations Providing Services to Disabled Veterans. (Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway)

L.D. 498, H.P. 337
An Act To Restore the Super Credit for Substantially Increased Research and Development. (Presented by Representative NUTTING of Oakland)

L.D. 499, H.P. 338
An Act To Create Jobs in the Forest Products Industry. (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 500, H.P. 339
An Act To Support Municipal Volunteers. (Presented by Speaker EVES of North Berwick)

L.D. 501, H.P. 340
An Act To Amend the Estate Tax Laws. (Presented by Representative STUCKEY of Portland)

L.D. 502, H.P. 341
An Act To Repeal the Service Provider Tax on Private Nonmedical Institutions and To Offset That Revenue Loss. (Presented by Representative MAREAN of Hollis)

L.D. 503, H.P. 342
An Act To Provide Local Sales Tax Increment Disbursements. (Presented by Representative SCHNECK of Bangor)

L.D. 504, H.P. 343
An Act To Increase the Penalty for Failing To Carry Proof of Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility. (Presented by Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro)

L.D. 505, H.P. 344
An Act To Increase the Funding Level of the Local Road Assistance Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GILLWAY of Searsport)

L.D. 506, H.P. 345
An Act To Improve Public-private Transportation Partnerships. (Presented by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville)

L.D. 507, H.P. 346
An Act To Allow Primary Petition Signature Requirements To Be Proportional with Party Enrollment. (Presented by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland)

L.D. 508, H.P. 347
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Number of Agency Liquor Stores Allowed in a Municipality. (Presented by Representative LYFORD of Eddington)

L.D. 509, H.P. 348
An Act To Facilitate the Timely Return of Requested Absentee Ballots. (Presented by Representative SCHNECK of Bangor)

L.D. 510, H.P. 349
An Act To Increase the Number of Container Options for Breweries. (Presented by Representative AUSTIN of Gray)

L.D. 511, H.P. 350
An Act To Permit a Licensed Sales Representative To Provide Spirits at an Approved Tasting Event. (Presented by Representative GIDEON of Freeport)

L.D. 512, H.P. 351
An Act To Implement Certain Recommendations of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission Relative to the Maine Criminal Code. (Submitted by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2.)

L.D. 513, H.P. 352
An Act To Clarify the Protections of Court Appointed Special Advocate Workers under State Law. (Presented by Representative HYMANSON of York)

L.D. 514, H.P. 353
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Location of Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Collection for Motor Vehicles Owned by Public Utilities. (Presented by Representative BUCKLAND of Farmington)

L.D. 515, H.P. 354
An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Commercial Learner's Permits. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McLEAN of Gorham)

L.D. 516, H.P. 355
An Act Regarding Gaming. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth)

L.D. 517, H.P. 356
Resolve, To Reconcile Conflicts between the Home and Community-based Waiver Program for the Elderly and Adults with Disabilities and the Requirements of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Public Safety. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland)

L.D. 518, S.P. 186
An Act To Clarify and Protect Certain Public Service Retirement Benefits. (Presented by Senator WOODSOME of York)

L.D. 519, S.P. 187
An Act To Allow Telecommunications Infrastructure Investment in Development Districts for Municipalities and Plantations. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 520, S.P. 188
An Act To Amend the Requirement for a Certificate of Title for Junk and Scrap Automobiles and Vehicles. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator COLLINS of York)

L.D. 521, S.P. 190
An Act To Amend the Health Care Practitioner Transparency Requirements. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 522, S.P. 191
An Act To Clarify a Recently Enacted Law Designed To Expand the Number of Qualified Educators. (Presented by Senator BURNS of Washington)

L.D. 523, S.P. 192
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Sale of Liquor. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 524, S.P. 193
An Act To Start a Pilot Program for Medical Substitution Treatment in a Local Community Setting. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 525, S.P. 194
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Health and Human Services To Report on Efforts To Reach in Rural Areas Persons Who Are Elderly, Disabled or Mentally Ill. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 526, S.P. 195
Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Request a Waiver To Prohibit the Use of Food Supplement Benefits for the Purchase of Taxable Food Items. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 527, S.P. 196
An Act To Repeal Outdated Agricultural Aviation Laws. (Presented by Senator COLLINS of York)

L.D. 528, S.P. 197
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Maine Organ and Tissue Donation Fund. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 529, S.P. 198
An Act To Amend the Law Concerning Motor Vehicles at Railroad Crossings. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 530, S.P. 199
An Act To Improve Public Sector Collective Bargaining Laws. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 531, S.P. 200
An Act To Establish the Maine Fourth Amendment Protection Act. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 532, S.P. 201
An Act To Prohibit Maine Clean Election Act Candidates from Accepting Special Interest Money through a Political Party or Political Action Committee. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 533, H.P. 357
An Act To Ensure Humane Conditions for Egg-laying Poultry. (Presented by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick)

L.D. 534, H.P. 358
An Act To Increase Crisis Intervention Training in the State. (Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock)

L.D. 535, H.P. 359
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Concealed Handguns Permit Application. (Presented by Representative DUNPHY of Embden)

L.D. 536, H.P. 360
An Act To Amend Provisions Regarding the Appointment of Members of the Maine Charter School Commission. (Presented by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick)

L.D. 537, H.P. 361
An Act To Prohibit Standardized Testing of Children before the Third Grade. (Presented by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick)

L.D. 538, H.P. 362
An Act To Reduce Fees at Maine's Postsecondary Institutions. (Presented by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick)

L.D. 539, H.P. 363
An Act To Increase Utilization of the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center. (Presented by Representative FREY of Bangor)

L.D. 540, H.P. 364
An Act To Improve Access to Dental Care through the Establishment of the Maine Board of Oral Health. (Presented by Representative SHAW of Standish)

L.D. 541, H.P. 365
An Act To Promote Sustainability in Home Ownership for First-time Home Buyers. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham)

L.D. 542, H.P. 366
An Act To Reduce Property Taxes. (Presented by Representative GOODE of Bangor)

L.D. 543, H.P. 367
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Use of Flashing Lights by School Buses. (Presented by Representative BATTLE of South Portland)

L.D. 544, H.P. 368
An Act To Assist Maine Veterans and Service Members. (Presented by Representative DAVITT of Hampden)

L.D. 545, H.P. 369
An Act To Require That Traffic Lights Default to Flashing Mode between the Hours of Midnight and 6 a.m.. (Presented by Representative BATTLE of South Portland)

L.D. 546, H.P. 370
An Act To Assist Individuals To Obtain a Permit To Grow and Sell Water Spinach. (Presented by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick)

L.D. 547, H.P. 371
An Act Regarding Service Dogs. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington)

L.D. 548, H.P. 372
An Act To Provide a Concealed Handgun Permit for Active Military Members. (Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham)

L.D. 549, H.P. 373
Resolve, To Create the Task Force on Disaster Resiliency. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery)

L.D. 550, H.P. 374
An Act To Adjust the Calculation of Municipal Education Contributions for Communities Faced with Sudden and Severe Property Tax Valuation Reductions. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington)

L.D. 551, H.P. 375
An Act To Provide Incentives for Implementation of Municipal Comprehensive Plans To Prevent Sprawl. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington)

L.D. 552, H.P. 376
An Act To Provide Funding for Home Visiting Services. (Presented by Representative MAKER of Calais)

L.D. 553, H.P. 377
An Act To Include a Representative of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs in the House of Representatives. (Presented by Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians)

L.D. 554, H.P. 378
An Act Concerning Commercial Vehicles at Canadian Weight Limits Traveling to Certain Points in the State. (Presented by Representative MAKER of Calais)

L.D. 555, H.P. 379
An Act To Distribute a Portion of Proceeds from the Oxford Casino to the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and the Aroostook Band of Micmacs. (Presented by Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians)

L.D. 556, H.P. 380
An Act To Require Public Schools To Offer Instruction Related to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the Use of an Automated External Defibrillator. (Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta)

L.D. 557, H.P. 381
An Act To Provide Reasonable Accommodations for School Attendance for Children with Disabilities for Whom Medical Marijuana Has Been Recommended. (Presented by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea)

L.D. 558, H.P. 382
An Act To Amend the Community-based Renewable Energy Project Laws for Purposes of the Mayo Mill Project. (Presented by Representative HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 559, H.P. 383
An Act To Notify Parents of a Complaint against a Child Care Facility or a Family Child Care Provider. (Presented by Representative GERRISH of Lebanon)

L.D. 560, H.P. 384
An Act Regarding Patient Information Under the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 561, H.P. 385
An Act To Recognize the Registrations of Snowmobiles and All-terrain Vehicles Owned by Residents of a State That Borders Maine. (Presented by Representative PETERSON of Rumford)

L.D. 562, H.P. 386
An Act To Protect Casino Workers. (Presented by Representative PETERSON of Rumford)

L.D. 563, H.P. 387
An Act Regarding the Purchase of Trap Tags in the Lobster Fishery. (Presented by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle)

L.D. 564, H.P. 388
An Act To Establish Appropriate Parameters for County Borrowing Authority. (Presented by Representative KRUGER of Thomaston)

L.D. 565, H.P. 389
An Act To Authorize Municipalities To Impose Service Charges on Tax-exempt Property Owned by Certain Nonprofit Organizations. (Presented by Representative LOCKMAN of Amherst)

L.D. 566, H.P. 390
An Act To Protect Individuals from Breaches of Trust by Clergy Members. (Presented by Representative GUERIN of Glenburn)

L.D. 567, H.P. 391
Resolve, To Implement Recommendations from the Maine Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education and Workforce Plan. (Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta)

L.D. 568, H.P. 392
An Act To Protect Maine Lakes. (Presented by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland)

L.D. 569, H.P. 393
An Act To Reduce Municipal Liability outside Federally Declared Flood Zones. (Presented by Representative DeCHANT of Bath)

L.D. 570, H.P. 394
An Act To Authorize the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Postpone or Cancel an Open Hunting Season. (Presented by Representative WOOD of Sabattus)

L.D. 571, H.P. 395
Resolve, To Study the Need for a Standard Formula for the Horsepower of Motors Used on the Lakes and Ponds of the State. (Presented by Representative CRAFTS of Lisbon)

L.D. 572, H.P. 396
An Act To Ensure Appropriate Health Insurance Coverage for Prescription Eye Drops. (Presented by Representative MORRISON of South Portland)

L.D. 573, H.P. 397
An Act To Provide for Annulment of Certain Arrest Records and Expungement of Certain Confidential Criminal History Record Information. (Presented by Representative DeCHANT of Bath)

L.D. 574, H.P. 398
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Membership of the Maine Commission on Domestic and Sexual Abuse. (Presented by Representative DANA of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 575, H.P. 399
An Act To Provide Property Tax Relief to Maine's Working Families. (Presented by Representative MAREAN of Hollis)

L.D. 576, H.P. 400
An Act To Adjust Appropriations and Allocations from the General Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of State Government Related to Position Changes for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2015, June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2017. (EMERGENCY) (Governor's Bill) (Presented by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston)

L.D. 577, H.P. 401
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Penalties for Writing Bad Checks. (Presented by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield)

L.D. 578, H.P. 402
An Act To Redefine the Method by Which the Department of Education Determines Cost Sharing for School Construction and Renovation Projects for Municipalities within a School Administrative Unit. (Presented by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton)

L.D. 579, H.P. 403
An Act To Allow Teachers To Teach and Students To Learn by Amending the Laws Governing Education Standards. (Presented by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough)

L.D. 580, H.P. 404
An Act To Extend the Funding Period for Landfill Closure Costs. (Presented by Representative DUCHESNE of Hudson)

L.D. 581, H.P. 405
An Act To Clarify the Municipal Development District Law. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough)

L.D. 582, H.P. 406
An Act To Establish a State Educational Medicaid Officer. (Presented by Representative STEARNS of Guilford)

L.D. 583, H.P. 407
An Act To Clarify the Law Governing Mortuary Trust Accounts as They Relate to the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. (Presented by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield)

L.D. 584, H.P. 408
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Prohibit the Denial of Equal Rights Based on the Sex of an Individual. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 585, H.P. 409
An Act Regarding the Processing of Absentee Ballots Prior to Election Day. (Presented by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield)

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