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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLIII, No. 2

Friday, January 13, 2017

128TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017

L.D. 17, H.P. 18
An Act To Eliminate Retirement Benefits and Paid Health Insurance for Legislators Elected after 2017. (Presented by Representative FARRIN of Norridgewock)

L.D. 18, H.P. 19
An Act To Make Exposing a Law Enforcement Officer to a Disorienting Substance a Crime. (Presented by Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick)

L.D. 19, H.P. 20
An Act To Assist Residents of Nursing Homes To Return to Their Communities. (Presented by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea)

L.D. 20, H.P. 21
An Act To Reimburse Nursing Homes for the Loss of Coinsurance and Deductibles for Skilled Nursing Beds under Rules Adopted by the Department of Health and Human Services. (Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock)

L.D. 21, H.P. 22
An Act To Amend the Law Regarding the Execution of Temporary Powers of Attorney. (Presented by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea)

L.D. 22, H.P. 23
An Act To Repeal the Requirement That Municipalities License Roller-skating Rinks. (Presented by Representative TURNER of Burlington)

L.D. 23, H.P. 24
An Act To Provide for Legislative Review of Federally Mandated Major Substantive Rules under the Maine Administrative Procedure Act. (Presented by Representative ZEIGLER of Montville)

L.D. 24, H.P. 25
An Act To Change the Name of Township 17, Range 4, WELS, in the Unorganized Territory to Sinclair. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair)

L.D. 25, H.P. 26
An Act To Remove the Legislative Council from the Capitol Area Development Approval Process. (Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester)

L.D. 26, H.P. 27
An Act To Lower the Maine Motor Vehicle Excise Tax. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 27, H.P. 28
An Act To Exempt Sales to Parent-Teacher Organizations from the Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative TURNER of Burlington)

L.D. 28, H.P. 29
An Act To Allow Alternate Flashing Headlights on a School Bus. (Presented by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth)

L.D. 29, H.P. 30
An Act To Reduce Penalties for Violations of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Laws. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 30, H.P. 31
An Act Regarding Dancing on the Premises of Certain Liquor Licensees. (Presented by Representative TURNER of Burlington)

L.D. 31, H.P. 32
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Require That Signatures on a Direct Initiative of Legislation Come from Each Congressional District. (Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester)

L.D. 32, S.P. 11
An Act To Increase the Size of Grants under the Maine State Grant Program. (Presented by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 33, S.P. 12
An Act To Adjust the Lifetime Limit for the Receipt of TANF Benefits. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 34, S.P. 13
An Act To Promote Equity in Business Opportunity for Tobacco Specialty Stores. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 35, S.P. 14
Resolve, To Allow the Unlicensed Ownership of Hedgehogs as Pets. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 36, S.P. 15
An Act To Create a 9-month Time Limit on General Assistance Benefits for Certain Persons. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 37, S.P. 16
An Act To Provide a Career and Technical Education Training Option for Plumbers. (Presented by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 38, S.P. 17
An Act To Strengthen the Maine Children's Growth Council. (Presented by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 39, S.P. 18
An Act To Clarify Landowners' Liability Regarding Public Access. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 40, S.P. 20
An Act To Strengthen Requirements for Water Testing for Schools. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 41, S.P. 21
An Act To Exempt a Person under 18 Years of Age from the Requirement To Wear a Helmet While on an All-terrain Vehicle in Certain Circumstances. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 42, S.P. 22
An Act To Deter the Dealing of Dangerous Drugs. (Presented by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec)

L.D. 43, S.P. 23
Resolve, To Establish the Task Force To Study Higher Education Attainment and Completion Goals. (Presented by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 44, S.P. 24
An Act To Lower the Age Requirement To Carry a Concealed Handgun. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 45, S.P. 25
An Act Concerning the Ownership of a Causeway on Long Lake near St. Agatha. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 46, S.P. 26
An Act To Provide Consistency among Medical Professionals with Regard to Jury Duty Exemption. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 47, H.P. 33
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Fund Equipment for Career and Technical Education Centers. (Presented by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford)

L.D. 48, H.P. 34
An Act To Provide for Fairness in the Transfer of Students. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 49, H.P. 35
An Act To Improve Science and Engineering Education for Maine's Students. (Presented by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle)

L.D. 50, H.P. 36
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Teacher Certification. (Presented by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield)

L.D. 51, H.P. 37
An Act Regarding the Withdrawal of a Single Municipality from a Regional School Unit. (Presented by Representative TURNER of Burlington)

L.D. 52, H.P. 38
An Act To Exempt Certain Veterans from Hunter Safety Courses. (Presented by Representative WALLACE of Dexter)

L.D. 53, H.P. 39
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Prohibit Payment Per Signature for Citizen Petition Drives. (Presented by Representative GUERIN of Glenburn)

L.D. 54, H.P. 41
An Act To Provide Compensation to a Corrections Officer Injured by a Patient or Prisoner. (Presented by Representative TUCKER of Brunswick)

L.D. 55, H.P. 42
An Act To Provide Funding for the Restoration of China Lake. (Presented by Representative THERIAULT of China)

L.D. 56, H.P. 43
An Act To Include 50 Milliliter and Smaller Liquor Bottles in the Laws Governing Returnable Containers. (Presented by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford)

L.D. 57, H.P. 44
An Act To Phase Out the Use of Single-use Plastic Shopping Bags. (Presented by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle)

L.D. 58, H.P. 45
An Act To Limit Radio Frequency Interference from Certain Grow Light Ballasts. (Presented by Representative KINNEY of Limington)

L.D. 59, H.P. 46
An Act To Provide Funding for a Therapeutic Adult Day Service Center. (Presented by Representative HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 60, H.P. 47
An Act To Allow Senior Hunters To Shoot Antlerless Deer. (Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton)

L.D. 61, H.P. 48
An Act To Allow Bird Hunting on Sundays by Licensed Hunters Using a Shotgun. (Presented by Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield)

L.D. 62, H.P. 49
An Act To Remove the Prohibition on Baiting Deer. (Presented by Representative LYFORD of Eddington)

L.D. 63, H.P. 50
An Act To Ensure Complete Investigations by Guardians Ad Litem. (Presented by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield)

L.D. 64, H.P. 51
An Act To Require Mediation within 90 Days of a Homeowner's Receipt of a Foreclosure Notice. (Presented by Representative PIERCE of Dresden)

L.D. 65, H.P. 52
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. 66, H.P. 53
An Act To Prohibit Public Employers from Acting as Collection Agents for Labor Unions. (Presented by Representative LOCKMAN of Amherst)

L.D. 67, H.P. 54
An Act To Improve Insurance Coverage for First Responders Answering a Call to Duty. (Presented by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle)

L.D. 68, H.P. 55
An Act To Implement an Owner-Operator Requirement in the Scallop and Sea Urchin Fisheries. (Presented by Representative BLUME of York)

L.D. 69, H.P. 56
An Act To Increase the Salary of the Governor. (Presented by Representative FARRIN of Norridgewock)

L.D. 70, H.P. 57
An Act To Allow Municipal Governing Boards of 3 Members To Perform Official Duties via Technology. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington)

L.D. 71, H.P. 58
Resolve, Directing the Secretary of State To Request That the United States Secretary of Transportation Place Maine in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone. (Presented by Representative DILLINGHAM of Oxford)

L.D. 72, H.P. 59
An Act To Clarify the Tax Laws for Title to Real Estate by Releasing Inheritance Tax Liens. (Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta)

L.D. 73, H.P. 60
An Act To Increase the Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Certain Persons Who Are at Least 75 Years of Age. (Presented by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford)

L.D. 74, H.P. 61
An Act To Realign the State-Municipal Revenue Sharing Distribution. (Presented by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford)

L.D. 75, H.P. 62
An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Materials and Equipment That Enable Older Persons and Persons with Disabilities To Remain in Their Homes. (Presented by Representative SPEAR of South Thomaston)

L.D. 76, H.P. 63
An Act To Exempt Diapering Products from the Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative TEPLER of Topsham)

L.D. 77, H.P. 64
An Act To Exempt from Maine Income Tax Income Earned by Members of the Armed Services While on Active Duty. (Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester)

L.D. 78, H.P. 65
An Act To Permit Unenrolled Voters To Cast Ballots in Primary Elections. (Presented by Representative ACKLEY of Monmouth)

L.D. 79, S.P. 28
An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Career and Technical Student Organizations. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 80, S.P. 29
An Act To Increase the Penalty for Multiple Violations of Protection from Abuse Orders. (Presented by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec)

L.D. 81, S.P. 30
An Act Regarding the Payment of Back Child Support. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 82, S.P. 31
An Act To Exempt Permanently Disabled Veterans from Payment of Property Tax. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 83, S.P. 32
An Act Regarding Changing the Designation of a Parent on the Birth Certificate of an Adult. (Presented by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox)

L.D. 84, S.P. 33
An Act To Clarify the Contracts Used for Automobile Sales. (Presented by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox)

L.D. 85, S.P. 34
An Act To Establish a Public Service Berthing Vessel License for the Sale of Liquor. (Presented by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox)

L.D. 86, S.P. 35
An Act To Protect Worker Wages and Benefits. (Presented by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox)

L.D. 87, S.P. 36
An Act To Require Screening for Cytomegalovirus in Newborn Infants. (Presented by Senator BREEN of Cumberland)

L.D. 88, H.P. 66
An Act To Delay the Implementation of Certain Portions of the Marijuana Legalization Act. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth)

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_128th/billtexts/.

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