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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLIII, No. 7

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

128TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017

L.D. 546, S.P. 181
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support Biological Research in Maine. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 547, S.P. 182
An Act To Update Maine's Fishing Laws. (Presented by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec)

L.D. 548, H.P. 390
An Act To Amend Laws Relating to Agricultural Pulling Events. (Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton)

L.D. 549, H.P. 391
An Act To Recognize Preexisting Land Uses. (Presented by Representative HANINGTON of Lincoln)

L.D. 550, H.P. 392
An Act Requiring Communication of Mammographic Breast Density Information to Patients. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Lewiston)

L.D. 551, H.P. 393
An Act To Expand the Authority of Naturopathic Doctors To Prescribe Certain Medications. (Presented by Representative CASÁS of Rockport)

L.D. 552, H.P. 394
An Act To Amend Maine's Fish and Wildlife Licensing Laws. (Presented by Representative LYFORD of Eddington)

L.D. 553, H.P. 395
An Act To Offer Hunters 65 Years of Age or Older Who Have Accumulated at Least 30 Points a Guaranteed Moose Permit. (Presented by Representative REED of Carmel)

L.D. 554, H.P. 396
An Act To Require Paid Parental Leave for Employees. (Presented by Representative CASÁS of Rockport)

L.D. 555, H.P. 397
An Act To Allow Owners of 25 Acres or More of Land That Is Open to the Public for Hunting To Take Any Deer without a Special Permit. (Presented by Representative FOLEY of Wells)

L.D. 556, H.P. 398
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 191: Health Maintenance Organizations and of the Final Repeal of Chapter 750: Standardized Health Plans, Major Substantive Rules of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 557, H.P. 399
An Act To Revoke the Hunting License of a Person Charged with Defacing Property Posting Signs. (Presented by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade)

L.D. 558, H.P. 400
An Act To Improve Moose Hunting. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade)

L.D. 559, H.P. 401
An Act To Standardize the Law Concerning Property Transfers and To Protect Water Quality. (Presented by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade)

L.D. 560, H.P. 402
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Department of Health and Human Services. (Presented by Representative HYMANSON of York)

L.D. 561, H.P. 403
An Act To Remove the Requirement That Child Care Facility Workers and Family Child Care Providers Submit to Criminal Background Checks. (Presented by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough)

L.D. 562, H.P. 404
An Act Concerning the Department of Health and Human Services. (Presented by Representative HYMANSON of York)

L.D. 563, H.P. 405
An Act To Protect Earned Pay. (Presented by Representative HERBIG of Belfast)

L.D. 564, H.P. 406
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Increase the Number of Signatures Required for a Direct Initiative of Legislation. (Presented by Representative SEAVEY of Kennebunkport)

L.D. 565, S.P. 183
An Act To Address Maine's Opiate Addiction Crisis. (Presented by Senator CHIPMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 566, S.P. 184
An Act To Improve Access to High-quality Child Care by Increasing Child Care Rates. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 567, H.P. 407
An Act To Ensure Timely Expenditure of Federal Funds in the Department of Health and Human Services. (Presented by Representative PARKER of South Berwick)

L.D. 568, H.P. 408
An Act To Require Candidates To Be Listed as Unenrolled If Not Registered with a Recognized Party. (Presented by Representative TURNER of Burlington)

L.D. 569, H.P. 409
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 5: Maine Disaster Recovery Fund, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, Maine Emergency Management Agency. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, Maine Emergency Management Agency pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 570, S.P. 185
An Act To Create the Maine Institute of Technology. (Presented by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec)

L.D. 571, S.P. 186
An Act To Eliminate the 3 Percent Surcharge on Certain Income and Provide an Alternative Funding Source for the Fund To Advance Public Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education. (Presented by Senator DOW of Lincoln)

L.D. 572, S.P. 187
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Practice of Pharmacy. (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 573, S.P. 188
Resolve, To Audit Standardized Testing in Maine's Schools. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 574, S.P. 189
An Act To Amend the Provision of Law Requiring Disclosure of the Possession of a Firearm under Certain Circumstances. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 575, S.P. 190
An Act To Improve the Enforcement of Maine's Lobster Laws. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 576, S.P. 191
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Funding for Landfill Closure Costs. (Presented by Senator DILL of Penobscot)

L.D. 577, S.P. 192
An Act Regarding Zero-emissions Vehicles. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 578, S.P. 193
An Act To Modify the Divorce Laws Concerning Perpetrators of Domestic Violence. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 579, S.P. 194
An Act Regarding Transfers of Liquor between Licensed Manufacturers' Facilities. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 580, S.P. 195
An Act To Modify the Mining Laws. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 581, S.P. 196
An Act To Require Notification When a Temporary Protection from Abuse Order Is Rescinded. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 582, S.P. 197
An Act To Provide for the Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Educational and Behavioral Assessment of Children Entering State Custody. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 583, S.P. 198
An Act To Improve the Tax Appeal Process for Maine Businesses and Consumers. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 584, S.P. 199
An Act To Create the Fund for Municipalities To Improve Pedestrian Safety. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 585, S.P. 200
An Act To Allow Cash Qualifying Contributions under the Maine Clean Election Act. (Presented by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox)

L.D. 586, S.P. 201
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Study the Public Reserved Lands Management Fund. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 587, S.P. 202
An Act To Allow Fees To Be Charged for Wild Game Dinners. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 588, S.P. 203
An Act To Allow Law Enforcement Agencies and Associations To Engage Directly in Fund-raising under Certain Circumstances. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 589, S.P. 204
Resolve, To Establish a Working Group To Review the Function and Mission of Probation Officers and Establish a Licensing Procedure. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 590, S.P. 205
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Invest in Maine's Rail Infrastructure. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 591, S.P. 206
An Act To Allow Municipalities To Adopt Bus Traffic Ordinances. (Presented by Senator CHIPMAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 592, S.P. 207
An Act To Enable the Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company To Better Serve Maine Employers by Eliminating the High-risk Program. (Presented by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset)

L.D. 593, S.P. 208
An Act To Update the Licensure Renewal Provision of the Board of Licensure in Medicine. (Presented by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec)

L.D. 594, S.P. 209
An Act To Modify the Definition of "General Use Pesticide". (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 595, H.P. 411
An Act Prohibiting a Law Enforcement Officer from Confiscating a Firearm under Certain Conditions. (Presented by Representative GUERIN of Glenburn)

L.D. 596, H.P. 412
An Act To Promote Highway Safety by Restricting the Use of Marijuana and Possession of an Open Marijuana Container in a Motor Vehicle. (Presented by Representative COREY of Windham)

L.D. 597, H.P. 413
An Act To Make the Reimbursement Rate for Transfers of Inmates from County Jails Equal to the Federal Reimbursement Rate. (Presented by Representative FARRIN of Norridgewock)

L.D. 598, H.P. 414
An Act To Strengthen Maine Citizens' Right to Self Defense. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 599, H.P. 415
An Act To Prevent Violence against Emergency Responders. (Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham)

L.D. 600, H.P. 416
Resolve, To Provide Grants to Law Enforcement Agencies To Acquire and Train Drug-detecting Dogs. (Presented by Representative HARRINGTON of Sanford)

L.D. 601, H.P. 417
An Act To Return the Normal Cost of Teacher Retirement to the State. (Presented by Representative STEARNS of Guilford)

L.D. 602, H.P. 418
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Membership of the Advisory Committee on College Savings. (Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta)

L.D. 603, H.P. 419
An Act To Provide Funding for Preschool Programs. (Presented by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland)

L.D. 604, H.P. 420
An Act To Protect Maine's Lakes by Prohibiting the Discharge of Waste from Watercraft. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 605, H.P. 421
An Act To Support Evidence-based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder. (Presented by Representative VACHON of Scarborough)

L.D. 606, H.P. 422
An Act To Ensure Access to All Prescription Drugs Containing Cannabidiol Approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration. (Presented by Representative AUSTIN of Gray)

L.D. 607, H.P. 423
An Act To Enhance Maine's Coordinated Response to Mental Health Crises. (Presented by Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland)

L.D. 608, H.P. 424
An Act Regulating Employee Benefit Excess Insurance. (Presented by Representative LAWRENCE of South Berwick)

L.D. 609, H.P. 425
An Act To Prohibit Insurance Carriers That Are Not Health Insurance Carriers from Operating as Managed Care Organizations. (Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington)

L.D. 610, H.P. 426
An Act To Prohibit Prescriptive Property Rights Claims of Property Owned by Nonprofit Organizations. (Presented by Representative HANLEY of Pittston)

L.D. 611, H.P. 427
An Act To Amend Certain Laws Affecting the Judicial Branch. (Presented by Representative MOONEN of Portland)

L.D. 612, H.P. 428
An Act To Improve Vocational Rehabilitation under the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992. (Presented by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford)

L.D. 613, H.P. 429
An Act To Protect Job Applicants from Identity Theft. (Presented by Representative RILEY of Jay)

L.D. 614, H.P. 430
An Act To Establish a Presumption of Heart Disease or Hypertension in the Line of Duty for Corrections Officers under the Workers' Compensation Laws. (Presented by Representative TUCKER of Brunswick)

L.D. 615, H.P. 431
Resolve, To Establish a Work Group To Update the Maine Pharmacy Act. (Presented by Representative CHACE of Durham)

L.D. 616, H.P. 432
An Act To Ensure Consistent Access to Limited-entry Lobster Zones. (Presented by Representative HUBBELL of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 617, H.P. 433
An Act To Allow the Sale of Saltwater Smelt for Bait. (Presented by Representative HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 618, H.P. 434
Resolve, Authorizing the Mount Hunger Area of the Town of Gray To Proceed with the Secession Process. (Presented by Representative AUSTIN of Gray)

L.D. 619, H.P. 435
Resolve, Authorizing the Area of the West Side of Little Sebago Lake of the Town of Gray To Proceed with the Secession Process. (Presented by Representative AUSTIN of Gray)

L.D. 620, H.P. 436
An Act To Restore the Tax Deduction for Contributions to College Savings Accounts. (Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta)

L.D. 621, H.P. 437
An Act To Retain Professionals and Attract Professionals to Maine by Amending Maine's Income Tax Code. (Presented by Representative TIPPING of Orono)

L.D. 622, H.P. 438
An Act To Ensure Appropriate Training for Harbor Masters. (Presented by Representative BATTLE of South Portland)

L.D. 623, H.P. 439
An Act To Require Biennial State Motor Vehicle Inspections. (Presented by Representative STEARNS of Guilford)

L.D. 624, H.P. 440
An Act Concerning the Transporting of Dogs in Passenger Vehicles. (Presented by Representative HANDY of Lewiston)

L.D. 625, H.P. 441
An Act To Prohibit the Location of a Marijuana Facility within 2,000 Feet of a House of Public Worship or Property Associated with a House of Public Worship. (Presented by Representative HANDY of Lewiston)

L.D. 626, H.P. 442
An Act To Provide Funding for County Jails from Sales Tax Collected on Retail Sales of Marijuana and Marijuana Products. (Presented by Representative STETKIS of Canaan)

L.D. 627, H.P. 443
An Act To Establish a Data Collection Program To Monitor Effects of Marijuana Regulation. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HANDY of Lewiston)

L.D. 628, H.P. 444
An Act To Amend the Municipal Subdivision Laws. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 629, H.P. 445
An Act To Improve Rehabilitation Services for Persons with Mental Illness in Maine. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 630, H.P. 446
An Act To Expand Opportunities for Moose Permit Winners To Swap Their Permits. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair)

L.D. 631, H.P. 447
An Act To Require an Operator of an All-terrain Vehicle Driven on Certain Roads To Have a Driver's License and Liability Insurance. (Presented by Representative STEARNS of Guilford)

L.D. 632, H.P. 448
Resolve, To Recognize and Provide for the Right of Members of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians To Hunt Moose throughout Aroostook County. (Presented by Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians)

L.D. 633, H.P. 449
An Act To Amend Teacher Evaluation Requirements. (Presented by Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield)

L.D. 634, H.P. 450
An Act Regarding the Drug Epidemic in Maine. (Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester)

L.D. 635, H.P. 451
An Act To Incentivize Legislative Carpooling. (Presented by Representative FULLER of Lewiston)

L.D. 636, S.P. 211
An Act To Require the Department of Transportation To Use 3rd-party Certified Examiners for Lead Inspections. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

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