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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLIII, No. 4

Friday, January 27, 2017

128TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017

L.D. 173, H.P. 129
An Act To Reduce Food Insecurity. (Presented by Representative HERBIG of Belfast)

L.D. 174, H.P. 130
An Act To Limit the Use of Pesticides on School Grounds. (Presented by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick)

L.D. 175, H.P. 131
An Act Regarding the Regulation of Rabbit Production for Local Consumption. (Presented by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick)

L.D. 176, H.P. 132
An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to Disability Retirement Benefits Administered by the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. (Presented by Representative FOLEY of Wells)

L.D. 177, H.P. 133
An Act To Remove the Age Penalty for State Retirees Working at State Correctional Institutions That Are Closing. (Presented by Representative ALLEY of Beals)

L.D. 178, H.P. 134
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Provide Jobs, Improve Road Infrastructure and Protect Water Resources. (Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton)

L.D. 179, H.P. 135
An Act To Make Creating a Police Standoff a Class E Crime. (Presented by Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville)

L.D. 180, H.P. 136
An Act To Enhance Higher Education in Maine through the Creation of a Unified Board of Higher Education. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 181, H.P. 137
An Act To Improve Teacher Preparation Programs. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Lewiston)

L.D. 182, H.P. 138
An Act To Protect Firefighters by Establishing a Prohibition on the Sale and Distribution of New Upholstered Furniture Containing Certain Flame-retardant Chemicals. (Presented by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle)

L.D. 183, H.P. 139
An Act Requiring the Use of the Electronic Death Registration System. (Presented by Representative VACHON of Scarborough)

L.D. 184, H.P. 140
An Act To Allow Hospitals To More Efficiently Monitor the Prescribing of Controlled Substances by Amending the Laws Governing Access to Prescription Monitoring Information. (Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock)

L.D. 185, H.P. 141
An Act To Establish a Pilot Project for Medicaid Reimbursement for Acupuncture Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders. (Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock)

L.D. 186, H.P. 142
An Act To Improve Peer Support Services. (Presented by Representative GATTINE of Westbrook)

L.D. 187, H.P. 143
Resolve, To Establish a Commission To Simplify Maine's Fishing Rules. (Presented by Representative DUNPHY of Old Town)

L.D. 188, H.P. 144
An Act To Allow Dipping for Smelt on King Pond in Hancock County. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LYFORD of Eddington)

L.D. 189, H.P. 145
An Act To Allow Bird Hunting on Sunday in Aroostook County and Unorganized Townships in Western Maine. (Presented by Representative HAGGAN of Hampden)

L.D. 190, H.P. 146
An Act To Allow Spearfishing for Northern Pike in Sebago Lake. (Presented by Representative ORDWAY of Standish)

L.D. 191, H.P. 147
An Act To Authorize 3-day All-terrain Vehicle Registration Reciprocity with the Provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair)

L.D. 192, H.P. 148
An Act To Require Insurance Coverage for Hearing Aids. (Presented by Representative HANDY of Lewiston)

L.D. 193, H.P. 149
An Act To Protect Individual Retirement Accounts from Creditor Collection. (Presented by Representative CHACE of Durham)

L.D. 194, H.P. 150
An Act To Ensure Equity in the Awarding of Compensation for Tort Claims. (Presented by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton)

L.D. 195, H.P. 151
An Act Amending the So-called "Good Samaritan" Laws. (Presented by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton)

L.D. 196, H.P. 152
An Act To Protect Personal Information of Participants in a Community Well-being Check Program. (Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock)

L.D. 197, H.P. 153
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Explicitly Protect against Sex Discrimination. (Presented by Representative RECKITT of South Portland)

L.D. 198, H.P. 154
An Act To Protect Landlords from Lawsuits for Damage or Harm Caused by Assistance Animals. (Presented by Representative ORDWAY of Standish)

L.D. 199, H.P. 155
An Act To Implement Decibel Limits for Mechanical Rockweed Harvesters. (Presented by Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell)

L.D. 200, H.P. 156
An Act To Allow Certain Municipal Shellfish Conservation Wardens To Seize and Sell Marine Organisms Taken in Violation of a Shellfish Conservation Ordinance. (Presented by Representative SIMMONS of Waldoboro)

L.D. 201, H.P. 157
An Act To Provide Flexibility in the Purchase of Lobster and Crab Trap Tags. (Presented by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle)

L.D. 202, H.P. 158
An Act To Abolish Municipal Shellfish Ordinances. (Presented by Representative SIMMONS of Waldoboro)

L.D. 203, H.P. 159
An Act To Opt Out of Federal Daylight Saving Time and To Ask the United States Secretary of Transportation To Place the State in the Atlantic Time Zone. (Presented by Representative BAILEY of Saco)

L.D. 204, H.P. 160
An Act To Exempt Veterans with ALS from the Excise Tax on Automobiles. (Presented by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick)

L.D. 205, H.P. 161
An Act To Exempt Certain International Athletic Competition Prizes from Maine Income Tax. (Presented by Representative ORDWAY of Standish)

L.D. 206, H.P. 162
An Act To Exempt Feminine Hygiene Products from Sales Tax. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington)

L.D. 207, H.P. 163
Resolve, To Designate a Bridge in East Machias as the Norman E. Bagley Memorial Bridge. (Presented by Representative TUELL of East Machias)

L.D. 208, H.P. 164
An Act To Add Vehicles Hauling Animal Bedding to Those Exempt from Posted Road Restrictions. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative KINNEY of Knox)

L.D. 209, H.P. 165
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Temporary Sign Usage. (Presented by Representative PARRY of Arundel)

L.D. 210, H.P. 166
An Act To Allow Disabled Veterans To Have More Than One Set of Disabled Veteran License Plates. (Presented by Representative WALLACE of Dexter)

L.D. 211, H.P. 167
An Act To Require a State Automobile Inspection Biannually. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 212, H.P. 168
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Require That Signatures on a Direct Initiative of Legislation Come from Each State Senatorial District. (Presented by Representative HARVELL of Farmington)

L.D. 213, H.P. 169
An Act To Provide Funds for Access for Veterans Seeking Health Care. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston)

L.D. 214, H.P. 170
Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Streamline Veterans' Licensing and Certification. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston)

L.D. 215, H.P. 171
An Act To Require a License for the Possession, Sale, Cultivation or Transportation of Marijuana for Recreational Use. (Presented by Representative BATTLE of South Portland)

L.D. 216, S.P. 62
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Erect Signs on Interstate 95 Directing Motorists to Lincoln. (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 217, S.P. 63
An Act Regarding the Place of Imprisonment of Certain Prisoners. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 218, S.P. 64
An Act To Reduce Criminal Justice System Costs by Allowing Arraignments and Hearings in the Unified Criminal Docket To Be Held by Means of Audiovisual Telecommunications. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 219, S.P. 65
An Act To Prioritize Use of Available Resources in General Assistance Programs. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 220, S.P. 66
An Act To Align Time Limits in the Municipal General Assistance Program and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 221, S.P. 67
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Municipality of Responsibility for General Assistance Applicants Released from a State Correctional Facility or County Jail Facility. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 222, S.P. 68
An Act Regarding Maine's Moose Lottery. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 223, S.P. 69
An Act To Determine When the Remains of Deceased Persons May Be Considered Abandoned. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 224, S.P. 70
An Act Regarding Actions for Failure To Follow Condominium Association Requirements. (Presented by Senator COLLINS of York)

L.D. 225, S.P. 71
An Act To Curb Drunk Driving by Prohibiting a Person Convicted of Operating Under the Influence from Purchasing Alcohol. (Presented by Senator BREEN of Cumberland)

L.D. 226, S.P. 72
An Act To Protect and Improve the Health of Maine Citizens and the Economy of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 227, S.P. 73
An Act To Exclude Cardboard Beverage Containers from the Laws Governing Returnable Beverage Containers. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 228, S.P. 74
An Act To Amend the Mathematics Requirements for High School Graduation. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 229, S.P. 75
An Act To Prohibit an Electric Utility from Charging a Customer for Using an Electromechanical Meter. (Presented by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox)

L.D. 230, S.P. 76
An Act To Increase Access to Head Start. (Presented by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 231, S.P. 77
An Act To Allow Municipalities To Regulate the Growing of Marijuana. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 232, S.P. 78
An Act To Establish an Exemption to the 30-day Supply Limitation on Certain Pain Medication. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 233, H.P. 172
An Act To Establish a Statewide Scallop Harvesting Limit and Extend the Scallop Season. (Presented by Representative ALLEY of Beals)

L.D. 234, H.P. 173
An Act To Clarify the Status of a Certain Section of the Pelletier Road in the Town of Frenchville as a Town Way. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair)

L.D. 235, S.P. 79
An Act To Repeal the Service Provider Tax. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 236, S.P. 80
An Act To Update Accessibility Requirements on Highways. (Presented by Senator COLLINS of York)

L.D. 237, S.P. 83
An Act To Establish a State Bank. (Presented by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox)

L.D. 238, S.P. 84
An Act To Amend the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 239, S.P. 85
An Act To Require National Banks To Cooperate in the Administration of the General Assistance Program. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 240, S.P. 86
An Act To Increase Transparency in Maine's Electricity Market. (Presented by Senator HAMPER of Oxford)

L.D. 241, H.P. 174
An Act To Eliminate the Authority of Game Wardens To Violate the Hunting and Fishing Laws When Carrying Out the Duties of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 242, H.P. 175
An Act To Allow Extra Lights on the Front of a Motorcycle. (Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway)

L.D. 243, H.P. 176
An Act To Change the Oversight Agency for Recreational Marijuana from the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations and To Allocate Funds for Implementation. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GIDEON of Freeport)

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