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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

From Millicent M. MacFarland, Clerk of the House
State House, Augusta, Maine

Volume XXX, No. 1

Monday, December 22, 2003

121ST LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2003

L.D. 1638, S.P. 602
An Act To Amend the Maine Consumer Credit Code Regarding Balloon Payments. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 1639, H.P. 1216
An Act To Make Polling Places More Convenient. (Presented by Representative PERCY of Phippsburg)

L.D. 1640, H.P. 1217
An Act To Provide Accurate Vital Records for Adults in Maine. (Presented by Representative BRUNO of Raymond)

L.D. 1641, H.P. 1218
An Act To Require That Rules Pertaining to Reimbursement for Services for Child Development Services Be Major Substantive Rules. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CRAVEN of Lewiston)

L.D. 1642, H.P. 1219
An Act To Provide an Exemption to the Laws Governing Patient Confidentiality Regarding Certain Former Patients of the Augusta Mental Health Institute. (Presented by Representative BRANNIGAN of Portland)

L.D. 1643, H.P. 1220
An Act To Promote Fairness for Small Businesses That Serve Alcoholic Beverages. (Presented by Representative BRUNO of Raymond)

L.D. 1644, H.P. 1222
Resolve, To Clarify State Ownership of Land in the Town of Naples. (Presented by Representative BRUNO of Raymond)

L.D. 1645, H.P. 1223
An Act Regarding Golf Carts Used as Island Vehicles. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MARLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1646, H.P. 1224
Resolve, To Establish a Demonstration Project To Introduce Grass Carp to Inland Waters. (Presented by Representative USHER of Westbrook)

L.D. 1647, H.P. 1225
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $3,000,000 To Build a Warehouse To Stimulate and Support Maine's Manufacturing, Transportation and Harbor Industries. (Presented by Representative USHER of Westbrook)

L.D. 1648, H.P. 1226
An Act Regarding Automobile Dealer Registration Plates. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Cornville)

L.D. 1649, H.P. 1227
An Act To Rename the Former Vocational-technical Secondary Education Schools, Now Called Applied Technology Centers, Applied Career Technology Centers. (Presented by Representative LEDWIN of Holden)

L.D. 1650, H.P. 1228
An Act To Ensure Equitable Economic Development within the Kennebec Valley Economic Development District. (Presented by Representative MARRACHÉ of Waterville)

L.D. 1651, H.P. 1229
An Act To Conform the Maine Tax Laws for 2003 to the United States Internal Revenue Code. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 1652, H.P. 1230
An Act Regarding the Number of Jurors Required To Render a Verdict in a Civil Trial. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Cornville)

L.D. 1653, S.P. 604
An Act To Authorize the Town of Verona To Change Its Name. (Presented by Senator YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot)

L.D. 1654, S.P. 605
An Act To Amend Transportation Laws. (Presented by Senator HATCH of Somerset)

L.D. 1655, S.P. 606
An Act To Amend Certain Laws Administered by the Department of Environmental Protection. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1656, H.P. 1231
An Act To Establish the Administrative Operating Budget for the Maine State Retirement System for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2005. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Maine State Retirement System pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 17103, subsection 13.)

L.D. 1657, H.P. 1233
Resolve, Directing the Department of Education To Amend Its Rules Regarding Child Development Services for Children of Kindergarten Age Who Are Not Attending Kindergarten. (Presented by Representative THOMAS of Orono)

L.D. 1658, H.P. 1234
Resolve, Requiring the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Publish Legal Shooting Times. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1659, H.P. 1235
An Act To Streamline the Time-share Rate Collection Process for Sanitary Districts. (Presented by Representative COLLINS of Wells)

L.D. 1660, H.P. 1236
An Act To Clarify the Law Pertaining to the Discharge of a Firearm near a Dwelling. (Presented by Representative TRAHAN of Waldoboro)

L.D. 1661, H.P. 1237
An Act To Ban the Sale of Novelties Containing Batteries with Mercury. (Presented by Representative COWGER of Hallowell)

L.D. 1662, H.P. 1238
An Act To Strengthen the Prohibition against Night Hunting. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1663, H.P. 1239
An Act To Provide Assistance to Municipalities Regarding Downtown Rehabilitation Building Codes. (Presented by Representative LERMAN of Augusta)

L.D. 1664, H.P. 1240
An Act To Provide an Income Tax Modification for the Empowerment Zone Employment Credit. (Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon)

L.D. 1665, H.P. 1241
An Act To Require Owners and Operators of Snowmobiles and All-terrain Vehicles To Carry Liability Insurance. (Presented by Representative COLLINS of Wells)

L.D. 1666, H.P. 1242
Resolve, To Require Cost Neutrality and Appropriateness of Assisted Living Medication Courses. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LERMAN of Augusta)

L.D. 1667, H.P. 1243
An Act To Repeal the Exception Provision for Certain Imported Lobster under the Laws Governing Lobster Measurement. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 1668, H.P. 1244
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Growth Management. (Presented by Representative KOFFMAN of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1669, H.P. 1245
An Act To Abrogate the Hearsay Rule in Cases Involving Custody or Protection of Children. (Presented by Representative GOODWIN of Pembroke)

L.D. 1670, H.P. 1246
An Act To Include Disability Retirement Income in Retirement Income Eligible for Tax Exemption. (Presented by Representative WATSON of Bath)

L.D. 1671, H.P. 1247
An Act To Authorize the Deorganization of the Town of Atkinson. (Presented by Representative ANNIS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 1672, H.P. 1248
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Dover and Foxcroft Water District. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative ANNIS of Dover-Foxcroft)

L.D. 1673, H.P. 1249
An Act To Provide Funding for the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Speaker COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 1674, H.P. 1250
An Act To Expand Property Tax Exemptions for Veterans to Cooperative Housing. (Presented by Representative LESSARD of Topsham)

L.D. 1675, H.P. 1251
An Act To Reestablish the Great Ponds Act. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1676, S.P. 608
An Act To Allow Communications Towers on Land of the Maine Turnpike Authority. (Presented by Senator HATCH of Somerset)

L.D. 1677, S.P. 609
An Act To Exempt Classic Auto Dealers from Dealer Plate Restrictions. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator WESTON of Waldo)

L.D. 1678, S.P. 610
An Act To Guarantee That Consumers Receive Notification of Insurance Policy Cancellation. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 1679, S.P. 611
An Act To Reimburse School Districts for Children in Group Care Facilities. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 1680, S.P. 612
An Act To Establish Harbor Master Standards and Course Requirements. (Presented by Senator TURNER of Cumberland)

L.D. 1681, S.P. 613
An Act To Encourage Financial Efficiency of Facilities for Persons with Mental Retardation. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by President DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1682, S.P. 614
An Act To Ensure the State's Commitment to Former Students Who Were Physically or Sexually Abused at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf or the Maine School for the Deaf. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1683, S.P. 615
An Act Creating the Central Maine Regional Public Safety Communication Center. (Presented by President DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1684, S.P. 616
An Act To Make Retirement Benefits More Equitable by Imposing a Surcharge on Income from Congressional Retirement Benefits. (Presented by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis)

L.D. 1685, S.P. 617
An Act To Improve Awareness of Meningococcal Disease. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1686, S.P. 618
An Act To Encourage Cost Savings by State Employees. (Presented by President DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1687, S.P. 619
An Act To Protect the Privacy of Home Information of Maine State Retirement System Members, Benefit Recipients, Trustees and Staff. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1688, S.P. 620
An Act To Clarify the Law Regarding Interpreting Services for People Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-hearing. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1689, S.P. 621
An Act To Provide Reciprocal Authority to New Hampshire Marine Patrol Officers To Investigate Potential Terrorist Activities in Maine Waters. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1690, S.P. 622
An Act To Authorize the STARBASE Program. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1691, S.P. 623
An Act To Strengthen the Charitable Solicitations Act. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1692, S.P. 624
An Act To Enhance Pine Tree Development Zones. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 1693, S.P. 625
An Act To Improve the Property Boundary Marking Laws for Purposes of Timber Harvesting. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1694, S.P. 626
An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws. (Presented by Senator HATCH of Somerset)

L.D. 1695, S.P. 627
An Act To Ensure Compliance with Federal Medicaid Requirements. (Presented by President DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1696, S.P. 628
Resolve, Directing the Office of Policy and Legal Analysis and the Office of the Revisor of Statutes To Prepare a Recodification of the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 9, Chapter 385; Title 10, Chapters 901 and 951; and Title 32. (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1697, S.P. 629
An Act To Clarify Certain Provisions Contained in the Recodified Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Laws. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1698, S.P. 630
An Act To Join the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact. (Presented by Senator LaFOUNTAIN of York)

L.D. 1699, S.P. 631
An Act To Establish the Maine Military Family Relief Fund. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 1700, S.P. 632
An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws. (Presented by Senator HATCH of Somerset)

L.D. 1701, S.P. 633
An Act To Amend the Fees of Special Licenses under the Marine Resources Laws. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1702, S.P. 634
An Act To Provide for Department of Marine Resources Jurisdiction Over Certain Sections of the State's Endangered Species Program. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1703, S.P. 635
Resolve, Authorizing the State Tax Assessor To Convey the Interest of the State in Certain Real Estate in the Unorganized Territory. (Presented by Senator STANLEY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1704, S.P. 636
An Act To Amend the Maine Turnpike Authority's Budget for Calendar Year 2004. (Presented by Senator HATCH of Somerset)

L.D. 1705, S.P. 637
An Act To Simplify the Maine Turnpike Authority's Enforcement Procedures for Toll Violations. (Presented by Senator HATCH of Somerset)

L.D. 1706, S.P. 638
An Act To Ensure Appropriate Care and Custody of Children Orphaned by Domestic Violence. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1707, S.P. 639
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $1,000,000 To Fund Downtown Revitalization To Preserve the Heritage of Municipalities. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 1708, S.P. 640
An Act Regarding the Operation of All-terrain Vehicles on Private Roads. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 1709, S.P. 641
An Act To Clarify Financial Management Procedures at the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BROMLEY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1710, S.P. 642
An Act To Allow Towns To Consolidate for the Purpose of Establishing a Voting Place. (Presented by Senator STANLEY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1711, S.P. 643
An Act To Require That a Directory Listing of a Commercial Toll-free Number Include an Address. (Presented by Senator STANLEY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1712, S.P. 644
An Act To Promote Equity in Property Ownership. (Presented by Senator STANLEY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1713, S.P. 645
Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study Access to Prescription Medication for Persons with Mental Illness. (Presented by Senator BRENNAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 1714, S.P. 646
An Act To Streamline the Sales Tax Credit for Worthless Accounts To Eliminate Unnecessary Burdens on Certain Maine Businesses and Consumers. (Presented by Senator DAMON of Hancock)

L.D. 1715, S.P. 647
An Act To Facilitate the Recovery of Stolen Property. (Presented by Senator ROTUNDO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1716, S.P. 648
Resolve, Regarding Participation in the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BRENNAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 1717, S.P. 649
An Act To Clarify Membership on Boards of Directors for Maine Financial Institutions. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1718, S.P. 650
An Act To Clarify the Sales Tax Exemptions Regarding Assisted Housing Programs. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator MAYO of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1719, S.P. 652
Resolve, Authorizing the Conveyance of a Conservation Easement on a Parcel of Land on Peaks Island to the Peaks Island Land Preserve. (Presented by Senator BRENNAN of Cumberland)

L.D. 1720, S.P. 653
An Act To Ensure the Lowest-priced Prescription Drugs for Maine Seniors. (Presented by Senator TREAT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1721, S.P. 654
An Act To Amend the Fees Paid to Attorneys for Lump-sum Settlements in Workers' Compensation Cases. (Presented by Senator BRYANT of Oxford)

L.D. 1722, S.P. 655
An Act To Clarify the Prevailing Wage Law. (Presented by Senator EDMONDS of Cumberland)

L.D. 1723, S.P. 656
An Act To Establish a Monitoring Program of Maine Lakes Identified as Having Invasive Aquatic Species. (Presented by Senator MARTIN of Aroostook)

L.D. 1724, S.P. 657
An Act To Create the Maine Military Family Relief Fund. (Presented by Senator HALL of Lincoln)

L.D. 1725, S.P. 658
Resolve, To Commission a Portrait of the Honorable George J. Mitchell To Hang in the State House. (Presented by President DAGGETT of Kennebec)

L.D. 1726, S.P. 659
An Act To Require Criminal History Checks Prior to Placement of Children by the Department of Human Services. (Presented by Senator DOUGLASS of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1727, S.P. 660
An Act To Amend the "Freedom of Access Laws" To Exclude Public Employees' Home Addresses. (Presented by Senator STRIMLING of Cumberland)

L.D. 1728, S.P. 661
An Act To Amend the Penalty Provisions and Reporting Deadlines of the Campaign Reports and Finances Laws. (Presented by Senator GAGNON of Kennebec)

L.D. 1729, S.P. 662
An Act To Strengthen the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 1999. (Presented by Senator STANLEY of Penobscot)

L.D. 1730, H.P. 1252
An Act To Create the Position of Director of Energy Programs at the Public Utilities Commission. (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 1731, H.P. 1253
An Act To Expand the State Fire Marshal's Responsibilities and To Clarify That the Commissioner of Public Safety Will Follow the Maine Administrative Procedure Act when Adopting Certain Rules. (Presented by Representative BLANCHETTE of Bangor)

L.D. 1732, H.P. 1254
An Act To Honor Maine's First Peoples. (Presented by Representative MOORE of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 1733, H.P. 1255
An Act To Obtain Severance Pay for the Employees of Great Northern Paper Company. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1734, H.P. 1256
An Act To Ensure the Safe Operation of Trains. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1735, H.P. 1257
An Act To Repeal the Taxation of Personal Property Valued at $1,000 or More. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 1736, H.P. 1258
An Act To Authorize Licensure by Endorsement for Canadian Dentists and Dental Hygienists. (Presented by Representative PELLON of Machias)

L.D. 1737, H.P. 1259
Resolve, Directing the Secretary of State To Review Model Legislation To Prevent Fraudulent Filings under the Uniform Commercial Code. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 1738, H.P. 1260
An Act To Amend the Law Providing Restitution to Victims of Timber Theft. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 1739, H.P. 1261
An Act To Clarify the Requirements of the Behavioral Treatment Review Team for Persons with Mental Retardation or Autism. (Presented by Representative O'BRIEN of Augusta)

L.D. 1740, H.P. 1262
An Act To Make Electricity Provider Do-not-call Requirements Consistent with State and Federal Requirements. (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 1741, H.P. 1263
An Act To Amend the Information Disclosure Requirements of Some Competitive Electricity Providers. (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 1742, H.P. 1264
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Humane Agents and Dog Licenses. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Monmouth)

L.D. 1743, H.P. 1265
An Act To Make Technical Corrections to Maine's Fish and Wildlife Laws. (Presented by Representative DUNLAP of Old Town)

L.D. 1744, H.P. 1266
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Display of Fireworks and Indoor Pyrotechnics. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1745, H.P. 1267
An Act To Exempt Unemployment Benefits from State Income Tax. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1746, H.P. 1268
An Act To Provide Equity in Veterans' Property Tax Exemptions. (Presented by Representative THOMPSON of China)

L.D. 1747, H.P. 1269
An Act To Amend the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program and the Elderly Low-cost Drug Program. (Presented by Representative CRAVEN of Lewiston)

L.D. 1748, H.P. 1270
An Act To Amend the Rule-making Authority of the Department of Human Services to Ensure Cost-effective Operation of State Medical Services Programs and Compliance with Federal Requirements. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 1749, H.P. 1271
An Act To Provide for the Assessment of the Mahogany Quahog Resource. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 1750, H.P. 1272
An Act To Improve the Ability of Water Utilities To Maintain a Contingency Allowance. (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 1751, H.P. 1273
An Act To Create Consistency between State and Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Laws. (Presented by Representative BLISS of South Portland)

L.D. 1752, H.P. 1274
An Act To Update Laws Affecting the Military. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1753, H.P. 1275
An Act To Improve the Quality and Safety in the Delivery of Personal Care Services. (Presented by Representative ANDREWS of York)

L.D. 1754, H.P. 1276
An Act To Permit Background Checks on Prospective Adoptive Parents. (Presented by Representative CURLEY of Scarborough)

L.D. 1755, H.P. 1277
An Act To Amend the Election Laws. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 1756, H.P. 1278
An Act To Amend the Uniform Federal Lien Registration Act. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1757, H.P. 1279
An Act To Clarify the Educational Requirements for Counselor Licensure. (Presented by Representative SULLIVAN of Biddeford)

L.D. 1758, H.P. 1280
An Act To Correct Certain Errors and Inconsistencies in Marine Resources Laws. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 1759, H.P. 1281
An Act To Ensure the Accurate Counting of Votes. (Presented by Representative PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1760, H.P. 1282
An Act To Amend the Random Drug Testing Laws. (Presented by Representative SAVIELLO of Wilton)

L.D. 1761, H.P. 1283
An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Nonprofit Corporations. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 1762, H.P. 1284
An Act To Amend the Maine Emergency Medical Services Act of 1982. (Presented by Representative BULL of Freeport)

L.D. 1763, H.P. 1285
An Act To Promote Responsible Pet Ownership. (Presented by Speaker COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 1764, H.P. 1286
An Act To Improve the Operations of the Department of Corrections and the Safety of State Correctional Facilities. (Presented by Representative BLANCHETTE of Bangor)

L.D. 1765, H.P. 1287
An Act To Clarify the Responsibilities under the Adult Protective Services Act. (Presented by Representative NORBERT of Portland)

L.D. 1766, H.P. 1288
An Act To Simplify the Finance Authority of Maine Act. (Presented by Representative KAELIN of Winterport)

L.D. 1767, H.P. 1289
An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Corporations, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative NORTON of Bangor)

L.D. 1768, H.P. 1290
An Act To Authorize Certain School Children To Carry Asthma Inhalers on Their Persons. (Presented by Representative BARSTOW of Gorham)

L.D. 1769, H.P. 1291
An Act To Provide for Fair Treatment of Taxpayers. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 1770, H.P. 1292
Resolve, Authorizing the Department of Transportation To Erect Signs Identifying the State Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Capitol Park. (Presented by Representative HUTTON of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1771, H.P. 1293
An Act Regarding Child Support Collection Practices. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1772, H.P. 1294
An Act To Revise the Frequency of Home Health Licensing Surveys. (Presented by Speaker COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 1773, H.P. 1295
An Act To Amend the Definition of "Electrical Installations" in the Laws Governing Electricians. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1774, H.P. 1296
Resolve, To Increase the Types of Legal Fishing on Fish River. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 1775, H.P. 1297
An Act To Require Written Notice of Revocation of Durable Powers of Attorney. (Presented by Representative McKEE of Wayne)

L.D. 1776, H.P. 1298
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $150,000,000 To Finance the Acquisition of Land and Interest in Land for Conservation, Water Access, Outdoor Recreation, Wildlife and Fish Habitat and Farmland Preservation and To Access $50,000,000 in Matching Contributions from Public and Private Sources. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1777, H.P. 1299
An Act To Authorize the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services To Execute Easements. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 1778, H.P. 1300
An Act To Prohibit Female Genital Mutilation. (Presented by Representative SIMPSON of Auburn)

L.D. 1779, H.P. 1301
An Act Concerning the Boundary Line of the Town of Unity. (Presented by Representative PIOTTI of Unity)

L.D. 1780, H.P. 1302
An Act To Promote Transparency in Budgeting. (Presented by Speaker COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 1781, H.P. 1303
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Mechanics' Liens. (Presented by Representative PELLON of Machias)

L.D. 1782, H.P. 1304
An Act To Provide Residents of the United States with Timber Harvesting Jobs on Land Managed by the Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 1783, H.P. 1305
An Act To Clarify Prequalification Criteria for Public Improvements. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 1784, H.P. 1306
Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services To Sell or Lease the Interests of the State in Property in Fayette, Maine. (Presented by Representative McLAUGHLIN of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 1785, H.P. 1307
Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services To Sell or Lease the Interests of the State in Certain Real Estate in Presque Isle, Known as the "Aroostook Residential Center". (Presented by Representative FISCHER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 1786, H.P. 1308
An Act Making Amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code Covering Provisions Dealing with Negotiable Instruments and Bank Deposits and Collections. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 1787, H.P. 1309
An Act To Support the New Century Community Program. (Presented by Representative BRUNO of Raymond)

L.D. 1788, H.P. 1310
An Act To Waive Fees for Background Checks for Certain Emergency Medical Services Personnel. (Presented by Representative CLOUGH of Scarborough)

L.D. 1789, H.P. 1311
An Act To Revise the Minimum Firefighter Safety Standards. (Presented by Representative DUPLESSIE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1790, H.P. 1312
An Act To Reduce Contamination of Breast Milk and the Environment from the Release of Brominated Chemicals in Consumer Products. (Presented by Representative PINGREE of North Haven)

L.D. 1791, H.P. 1313
An Act To Restore Funding for Certain Nursing Facilities and Residential Care Facilities. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1792, H.P. 1314
Resolve, Directing the Department of Labor and the Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services, Office of Substance Abuse To Study the Prevalence of Drug and Substance Abuse. (Presented by Representative PERRY of Calais)

L.D. 1793, H.P. 1315
An Act To Amend the Law Relating to Insurance Contracts. (Presented by Representative O'NEIL of Saco)

L.D. 1794, H.P. 1316
An Act To Expand Maine's Homestead Exemption for the Blind. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1795, H.P. 1317
An Act To Permit the Filling of a Prescription Refill Prior to the End of the Prescription. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1796, H.P. 1318
An Act To Authorize the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Increase the Number of Moose Permits in High-accident Areas. (Presented by Representative PARADIS of Frenchville)

L.D. 1797, H.P. 1319
An Act To Clarify the Standards for Granting a Name Change. (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 1798, H.P. 1320
An Act Requiring Long-range Budget Planning. (Presented by Representative WOODBURY of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1799, H.P. 1321
An Act to Ensure Access to Real Property by Owners. (Presented by Representative JACKSON of Fort Kent)

L.D. 1800, H.P. 1322
An Act To Discourage Misuse of Protection-from-abuse Proceedings. (Presented by Representative SMITH of Van Buren)

L.D. 1801, H.P. 1323
An Act To Control Adult Entertainment Establishments. (Presented by Representative PARADIS of Frenchville)

L.D. 1802, H.P. 1324
An Act To Permit the Photocopying of Driver's Licenses in Financial Transactions. (Presented by Representative BOWLES of Sanford)

L.D. 1803, H.P. 1325
An Act Requiring Blood Testing of All Drivers Involved in Fatal Accidents. (Presented by Representative BOWLES of Sanford)

L.D. 1804, H.P. 1326
An Act To Clarify Property Eligible for Reimbursement of Property Taxes under the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement Program. (Presented by Representative BOWLES of Sanford)

L.D. 1805, H.P. 1327
An Act To Restore Funding for the Violence Intervention and Prevention Program. (Presented by Speaker COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 1806, H.P. 1328
An Act To Provide for the Safe Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste. (Presented by Representative CURLEY of Scarborough)

L.D. 1807, H.P. 1329
Resolve, Authorizing the State Tax Assessor To Convey the Interest of the State in a Certain Parcel of Real Estate Located in the City of Auburn. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 1808, H.P. 1330
An Act To Ensure Adequate Home-based Care Services and Provide the Most Cost-effective Long-term Care for Maine Seniors. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1809, H.P. 1331
An Act Relating to 48-hour Accident Reports. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MILLS of Farmington)

L.D. 1810, H.P. 1332
An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning Optional Membership for Participating Local Districts in the Maine State Retirement System. (Presented by Representative RICHARDSON of Brunswick)

L.D. 1811, H.P. 1333
Resolve, To Ensure Access to Life-sustaining Pharmaceuticals. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1812, H.P. 1334
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $1,000,000 for the Renovation of Millinocket Municipal Airport. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Medway)

L.D. 1813, H.P. 1335
An Act To Make Minor Substantive Changes to the Tax Laws. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 1814, H.P. 1336
An Act Concerning Disability Retirement Benefits under the Maine State Retirement System. (Presented by Representative DUDLEY of Portland)

L.D. 1815, H.P. 1337
An Act To Establish the Maine Jobs, Trade and Democracy Act. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Speaker COLWELL of Gardiner)

L.D. 1816, H.P. 1338
An Act Concerning Technical Changes to the Tax Laws. (Presented by Representative LEMOINE of Old Orchard Beach)

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