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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XLIII, No. 13

Friday, April 7, 2017

128TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017

L.D. 1272, H.P. 885
An Act To Move Administration of the Child and Adult Care Food Program from the Department of Health and Human Services to the Department of Education. (Presented by Representative HAMANN of South Portland)

L.D. 1273, H.P. 886
Resolve, To Redispense Donated Prescription Drugs. (Presented by Representative HYMANSON of York)

L.D. 1274, H.P. 887
An Act To Promote Universal Health Care, Including Dental, Vision and Hearing Care. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Lewiston)

L.D. 1275, H.P. 888
An Act To Amend and Remove the Need for Periodic Update of the Laws Governing the Validation of Title Defects. (Presented by Representative CARDONE of Bangor)

L.D. 1276, H.P. 889
An Act To Change the Exemption Amount under the Estate Tax. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Lewiston)

L.D. 1277, H.P. 890
An Act To Combat Human Trafficking by Requiring Prevention Training for Commercial Drivers. (Presented by Speaker GIDEON of Freeport)

L.D. 1278, H.P. 891
An Act To Amend the Military Bureau Laws and Veterans Service Laws. (Presented by Representative FARRIN of Norridgewock)

L.D. 1279, S.P. 431
An Act To Ensure Patient Protections in the Health Insurance Laws. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1280, S.P. 432
An Act Regarding Generic Drug Pricing. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1281, S.P. 433
An Act Regarding the Compensation of Assistant Attorneys General and District Attorneys and the Approval of Financial Orders by the Attorney General and Secretary of State. (Presented by Senator HILL of York)

L.D. 1282, S.P. 434
An Act To Provide a Definition for the Maine Condominium Act. (Presented by Senator COLLINS of York)

L.D. 1283, S.P. 435
An Act To Modernize the Mining Excise Tax. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1284, S.P. 436
An Act To Require Election Transparency and Audits. (Presented by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec)

L.D. 1285, S.P. 437
An Act To Tax Political Expenditures Made Immediately before an Election. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1286, S.P. 438
An Act To Require Background Checks for All School Employees. (Presented by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 1287, S.P. 439
An Act To Strengthen Efforts To Recruit and Retain Primary Care Professionals and Dentists in Rural and Underserved Areas of the State. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1288, S.P. 440
An Act To Promote Computer Science and Efficient Communication between Schools and the Department of Education. (Presented by Senator DILL of Penobscot)

L.D. 1289, S.P. 441
An Act To Allow Voluntary Payments in Lieu of Taxes in the Unorganized Territory. (Presented by Senator DILL of Penobscot)

L.D. 1290, S.P. 442
An Act To Provide Student Loan Debt Relief to Maine Teachers. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1291, S.P. 443
An Act To Increase Affordability of and Access to Heat Pumps for Maine Homeowners. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1292, S.P. 444
An Act To Improve the Foreclosure Process by Regulating Mortgage Loan Servicers. (Presented by Senator DOW of Lincoln)

L.D. 1293, S.P. 445
An Act To Allow Wine Tastings at Farmers' Markets. (Presented by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox)

L.D. 1294, S.P. 446
Resolve, To Convene a Study Group To Study Proficiency in Content Areas for Secondary School Graduation Standards. (Presented by Senator DILL of Penobscot)

L.D. 1295, S.P. 447
An Act To Create the Procurement Review Board. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1296, H.P. 893
An Act To Prohibit the Privatization of State Correctional Facilities and the State's Forensic Hospitals. (Presented by Representative WARREN of Hallowell)

L.D. 1297, H.P. 894
An Act To Set Standards in the System of Learning Results for Financial Literacy. (Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta)

L.D. 1298, H.P. 895
An Act To Update Maine's Water Quality Standards. (Presented by Representative HARLOW of Portland)

L.D. 1299, H.P. 896
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Town of Madison's Department of Electric Works. (Presented by Representative FARRIN of Norridgewock)

L.D. 1300, H.P. 897
An Act To Require a Prescription for a Medication That Contains Certain Substances That May Be Used To Make Methamphetamine. (Presented by Representative COOPER of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1301, H.P. 898
An Act To Improve Access to Preventive, Cost-saving Dental Services. (Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake)

L.D. 1302, H.P. 899
An Act To Increase Workforce Participation in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program and Other Assistance Programs. (Presented by Representative MADIGAN of Waterville)

L.D. 1303, H.P. 900
An Act To Establish the Vaccine Consumer Protection Program within the Department of Health and Human Services. (Presented by Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick)

L.D. 1304, H.P. 901
An Act To Specify the Rights of Parents. (Presented by Representative SAMPSON of Alfred)

L.D. 1305, H.P. 902
An Act To Protect Victims of Sexual Assault. (Presented by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle)

L.D. 1306, H.P. 903
An Act To Create the Small Communities Tourism Fund. (Presented by Representative HERBIG of Belfast)

L.D. 1307, H.P. 904
An Act To Ensure Fair Employment Opportunity for Maine Citizens and Legal Residents. (Presented by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton)

L.D. 1308, H.P. 905
An Act To Create a Bridge to Self-sufficiency for Vulnerable Segments of the Population by Providing Incentives to Employers. (Presented by Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland)

L.D. 1309, H.P. 906
Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study Business Ownership by Racial and Ethnic Populations and the Wealth Gap in the State. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland)

L.D. 1310, H.P. 907
An Act To Establish a Driver's License Suspension Amnesty Day. (Presented by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle)

L.D. 1311, H.P. 908
An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Lien Recordings on Statutory Road Associations. (Presented by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram)

L.D. 1312, H.P. 909
Resolve, To Investigate Extending Passenger Rail Service to Central Maine. (Presented by Representative FREY of Bangor)

L.D. 1313, H.P. 910
An Act To Establish Energy Policy in Maine. (Presented by Representative SANBORN of Portland)

L.D. 1314, H.P. 911
Resolve, To Improve Access to Neurobehavioral Services. (Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock)

L.D. 1315, H.P. 912
An Act Regarding the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission and Directing the Commission To Address Issues To Improve the Relationship between the State and the Penobscot Nation, Passamaquoddy Tribe, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and Aroostook Band of Micmacs. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians)

L.D. 1316, H.P. 913
An Act To Provide for an Elver Dealer's License for the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians)

L.D. 1317, H.P. 914
An Act To Encourage Family-friendly Businesses through a Tax Credit for Child Care. (Presented by Representative HERBIG of Belfast)

L.D. 1318, H.P. 915
An Act To Align State Relocation Assistance with That of the Federal Government. (Presented by Representative McLEAN of Gorham)

L.D. 1319, S.P. 448
An Act To Ensure Federal Title I Funding Is Directed to Classroom Learning. (Presented by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1320, S.P. 449
An Act To Regulate and Tax Sports Fantasy League Activities in Maine. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1321, S.P. 450
An Act To Promote Social and Emotional Learning and Development in Early Childhood. (Presented by Senator BREEN of Cumberland)

L.D. 1322, H.P. 916
An Act Regarding Mental Health First Aid Training for Corrections Personnel. (Presented by Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland)

L.D. 1323, H.P. 917
An Act To Amend the Direct Initiative Signature Gathering Process. (Presented by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1324, H.P. 918
An Act To Support Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Maine's Economic Future. (Presented by Representative GROHMAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 1325, H.P. 919
An Act Regarding Opioids and Palliative Care. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Lewiston)

L.D. 1326, H.P. 920
An Act To Reduce Morbidity and Mortality Related to Opioid Misuse. (Presented by Representative VACHON of Scarborough)

L.D. 1327, H.P. 921
An Act To Allow Former Military Medical Personnel To Perform Certain Medical Services. (Presented by Representative FARRIN of Norridgewock)

L.D. 1328, H.P. 922
An Act To Promote Bicycle Safety by Placing Warning Signs on Certain Public Ways. (Presented by Representative COREY of Windham)

L.D. 1329, H.P. 923
An Act To Allow Tobacco Retail Establishments To Serve Alcohol. (Presented by Representative PIERCE of Dresden)

L.D. 1330, H.P. 924
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Facilitate Innovative Approaches to Regional School Facilities and To Establish the Maine Innovative Regional School Facilities Finance Program. (Presented by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton)

L.D. 1331, H.P. 925
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Recapitalize the School Revolving Renovation Fund. (Presented by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton)

L.D. 1332, H.P. 926
An Act To Prohibit Possession of Black Powder and Muzzle-loading Firearms by Certain Persons. (Presented by Representative HERRICK of Paris)

L.D. 1333, H.P. 927
An Act To Enact the Drug Trafficking Offender Registration and Notification Act. (Presented by Representative LOCKMAN of Amherst)

L.D. 1334, H.P. 928
An Act To Authorize the Town of Atkinson To Withdraw from School Administrative District No. 41. (Presented by Representative HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 1335, H.P. 929
An Act To Provide Youth Mental Health First Aid Training to Secondary School Health Educators. (Presented by Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell)

L.D. 1336, H.P. 930
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Process for a Single Municipality To Withdraw from a Regional School Unit. (Presented by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton)

L.D. 1337, H.P. 931
An Act To Define "Surrogate" for Student Residency Purposes. (Presented by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield)

L.D. 1338, H.P. 932
An Act To Create and Sustain Jobs through Development of Cooperatives and Employee-owned Businesses. (Presented by Representative GROHMAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 1339, H.P. 933
An Act To Amend the Procedure To Determine the Wording of Ballot Questions for Citizen Initiatives. (Presented by Representative SUTTON of Warren)

L.D. 1340, S.P. 454
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Maine State Housing Authority. (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 1341, S.P. 455
An Act To Clarify Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits during Labor Disputes. (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 1342, S.P. 456
An Act Regarding Grid-scale Wind Energy Development. (Presented by Senator DION of Cumberland)

L.D. 1343, S.P. 457
An Act To Promote Downtown Revitalization by Creating the Locating Businesses Downtown Loan Program. (Presented by Senator CHENETTE of York)

L.D. 1344, H.P. 934
An Act To Assess and Improve the Quality of Physical Education in Kindergarten to Grade 12. (Presented by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick)

L.D. 1345, H.P. 935
An Act To Provide Alternative Repayment Methods to Employees Overcompensated through an Employer Error. (Presented by Representative DOORE of Augusta)

L.D. 1346, H.P. 936
An Act To Clarify Access to Landlocked Ancient and Family Burying Grounds and To Clarify the Definition of Ancient Burying Ground. (Presented by Representative CASÁS of Rockport)

L.D. 1347, H.P. 937
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Driver's License Fees. (Presented by Representative HERBIG of Belfast)

L.D. 1348, H.P. 938
An Act To Expand the Rights of Public Employees under the Maine Labor Laws. (Presented by Representative SYLVESTER of Portland)

L.D. 1349, H.P. 939
An Act Regarding the Registration of Appraisal Management Companies. (Presented by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford)

L.D. 1350, S.P. 458
An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Recreational Gold Prospecting. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1351, S.P. 459
An Act Regarding the Length of Time a Temporary Sign May Be Placed in a Public Way. (Presented by Senator DILL of Penobscot)

L.D. 1352, S.P. 460
An Act To Advance Locally Owned Solar Energy Systems. (Presented by Senator WOODSOME of York)

L.D. 1353, S.P. 461
An Act To Establish the Maine Domestic Trade Center. (Presented by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook)

L.D. 1354, S.P. 462
An Act Relating to Exempt Equity in a Primary Residence. (Presented by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook)

L.D. 1355, S.P. 463
An Act To Ensure the Timely and Proper Completion of Residential Foreclosures. (Presented by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook)

L.D. 1356, S.P. 464
An Act To Amend the Grandparents Visitation Act. (Presented by Senator ROSEN of Hancock)

L.D. 1357, S.P. 465
An Act To Authorize Multiparty Candidate Nominations for State Offices. (Presented by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1358, S.P. 466
An Act To Improve Public Sector Labor Relations. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1359, S.P. 467
An Act To Adopt the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 1360, S.P. 468
An Act To Conform the State Workforce Board and Workforce Development Programs to the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 1361, S.P. 469
An Act Regarding State Hiring and Retention for Persons with Disabilities. (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 1362, S.P. 470
An Act To Update the Operations of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services and To Conform to the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. (Presented by Senator VOLK of Cumberland)

L.D. 1363, H.P. 940
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 11: Rules Governing the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program and Prescription of Opioid Medications, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072 and approved for introduction by a majority of the Legislative Council.)

L.D. 1364, H.P. 941
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 97: Private Non-Medical Institution Services, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1365, H.P. 942
An Act To Include Additional Corrections Officers under the 1998 Special Plan for Retirement and To Amend the Laws Governing Retirement Benefits for Capitol Police Officers. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham)

L.D. 1366, H.P. 943
An Act To Protect Maine Consumers by Creating a White-collar Crime Registry. (Presented by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford)

L.D. 1367, H.P. 944
Resolve, To Support Family-directed Housing Initiatives and Alternative Programming for Individuals with Disabilities in Underserved Areas. (Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock)

L.D. 1368, H.P. 945
An Act To Amend Funding Distributions under the Maine Clean Election Act. (Presented by Representative PICKETT of Dixfield)

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