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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

From Heather J.R. Priest, Clerk of the House
State House, Augusta, Maine

Volume XXXVII, No. 5

Friday, February 4, 2011

125TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2011

L.D. 212, S.P. 63
An Act To Clarify and Amend Laws Pertaining to Licenses Issued by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. (Presented by Senator PLOWMAN of Penobscot)

L.D. 213, S.P. 64
An Act To Provide Funding for the Fish Stocking Program. (Presented by Senator THIBODEAU of Waldo)

L.D. 214, S.P. 65
An Act To Establish Governor William King Day. (Presented by Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 215, S.P. 66
An Act To Authorize the Leasing of Rail Crossings. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 216, S.P. 67
Resolve, To Prohibit Smokers from Receiving MaineCare Benefits. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 217, S.P. 68
An Act To Require the Maine Turnpike Authority To Promote Maine Products and Businesses. (Presented by Senator RECTOR of Knox)

L.D. 218, S.P. 69
An Act To Improve the Safety of Minors by Collecting Data on Vehicle Collision Rates. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 219, S.P. 70
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Shoreland Zoning. (Presented by Senator SNOWE-MELLO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 220, S.P. 71
An Act Relating to Maine Farm Wineries. (Presented by Senator RECTOR of Knox)

L.D. 221, S.P. 72
An Act To Make Changes to the Motorcycle Inspection Sticker Requirements. (Presented by Senator PLOWMAN of Penobscot)

L.D. 222, S.P. 73
An Act To Provide for the Appointment of Division Directors in the Department of Environmental Protection. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 223, S.P. 74
An Act To Require Written Permission for Recreational Access to Cropland, Pastureland and Orchards. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 224, S.P. 75
An Act To Provide Temporary Changes to the Extended Benefit Triggers in Accordance with the Federal Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator RECTOR of Knox)

L.D. 225, S.P. 76
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $50,000,000 To Fund Research and Development. (Presented by Senator RECTOR of Knox)

L.D. 226, S.P. 77
An Act To Allow Maine Citizens To Buy Health Insurance across State Lines. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 227, H.P. 153
An Act Relating to the Establishment of Casinos. (Presented by Representative VALENTINO of Saco)

L.D. 228, H.P. 181
An Act To Revise Notification Requirements for Pesticide Application. (Presented by Representative EDGECOMB of Caribou)

L.D. 229, H.P. 182
An Act To Protect Homeowners Concerning Property Liens. (Presented by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford)

L.D. 230, H.P. 183
An Act To Allow Independent Practice Dental Hygienists To Work within Their Scope of Practice. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough)

L.D. 231, H.P. 184
An Act To Ensure the Integrity of Laws Governing Clean Elections by Amending Provisions Regarding Equipment Repurchase. (Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton)

L.D. 232, H.P. 185
Resolve, To Change the Name of the Northern Penobscot Technical Center. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 233, H.P. 186
An Act To Establish the State Board of Education as the Appointing Authority for the Commissioner of Education. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 234, H.P. 187
An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption to Commercial Horticulturists. (Presented by Representative HARVELL of Farmington)

L.D. 235, H.P. 188
An Act To Include Antique Motorcycles on the List of Vehicles That Are Exempt from Inspection. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GILBERT of Jay)

L.D. 236, H.P. 189
An Act To Require High School Students To Register To Vote as a Requirement for Graduation. (Presented by Representative BOLDUC of Auburn)

L.D. 237, H.P. 190
An Act To Make Public the Names of Members of Limited Liability Companies. (Presented by Representative CLARK of Millinocket)

L.D. 238, H.P. 191
An Act To Limit the Vehicle Excise Tax Exemption Provided to Benevolent and Charitable Institutions and To Repeal the Exemption Provided to Literary and Scientific Institutions. (Presented by Representative CELLI of Brewer)

L.D. 239, H.P. 192
An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption on Fuel Used for Heating a Business. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville)

L.D. 240, H.P. 193
An Act To Allow the Removal of Gravel Bars in the Sandy River. (Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton)

L.D. 241, H.P. 194
An Act To Promote Energy Independence and Renewable Energy Production. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CLARK of Easton)

L.D. 242, H.P. 195
An Act To Prevent the Spread of Milfoil in the Songo River. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative WATERHOUSE of Bridgton)

L.D. 243, H.P. 196
An Act To Ensure Emergency Communications for Persons with Disabilities. (Presented by Representative WEBSTER of Freeport)

L.D. 244, H.P. 197
Resolve, Directing the Department of Marine Resources To Extend the Carrier Vessel Size Limit in the Menhaden Pilot Program. (Presented by Representative PARRY of Arundel)

L.D. 245, H.P. 198
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Waste Processing. (Presented by Representative CELLI of Brewer)

L.D. 246, H.P. 199
An Act To Require the Daytime Use of Headlights on Motor Vehicles. (Presented by Representative KNAPP of Gorham)

L.D. 247, H.P. 200
An Act To Amend the Gift Card Laws. (Presented by Representative PRESCOTT of Topsham)

L.D. 248, H.P. 201
An Act To Provide for a Temporary License To Operate Certain Eating and Lodging Establishments. (Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock)

L.D. 249, H.P. 202
An Act To Allow Trained Local Law Enforcement Officers To Enforce Federal Motor Carrier Regulations. (Presented by Representative SHAW of Standish)

L.D. 250, H.P. 203
An Act To Permit Tuition Subsidies by Municipalities. (Presented by Representative VOLK of Scarborough)

L.D. 251, H.P. 204
An Act To Establish the Wilderness Rescue Fund. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 252, H.P. 205
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Aquatic Nuisance Species. (Presented by Representative EBERLE of South Portland)

L.D. 253, H.P. 206
Resolve, To Establish a Single Construction Permit for Aboveground Oil Storage Tanks in Gravel Pits and Quarries. (Presented by Representative KNAPP of Gorham)

L.D. 254, H.P. 207
An Act To Amend the Standards by Which Game Wardens May Stop All-terrain Vehicles Operating on Private Property. (Presented by Representative SARTY of Denmark)

L.D. 255, H.P. 208
An Act To Provide an Income Tax Deduction for Amounts Received as Loan Forgiveness under the Maine Dental Education Loan Program. (Presented by Representative CHASE of Wells)

L.D. 256, H.P. 209
An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Repairing a Structure in a Coastal Sand Dune System. (Presented by Representative CHASE of Wells)

L.D. 257, H.P. 210
An Act To Protect Children in Public Schools by Changing Notification Requirements Regarding Sex Offenders. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 258, H.P. 211
An Act Relating to Access to Vital Records. (Presented by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea)

L.D. 259, H.P. 212
An Act To Limit the Duration of a Legal Alien's Driver's License. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 260, H.P. 213
An Act To Extend the Historic Preservation Tax Credit. (Presented by Representative HERBIG of Belfast)

L.D. 261, H.P. 214
An Act To Eliminate Combined Sewer Overflows in Maine Waters. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative OLSEN of Phippsburg)

L.D. 262, H.P. 215
An Act To Expand Eligibility of Certain Municipal Landfills To Participate in the State's Remediation and Closure Program. (Presented by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville)

L.D. 263, H.P. 216
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Fund Construction of a Marine Technology Incubator Facility at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 264, H.P. 217
An Act Regarding Residential Chimney Lining. (Presented by Representative HARVELL of Farmington)

L.D. 265, H.P. 218
An Act Relating to Motor Vehicle Dealer Licensing Requirements. (Presented by Representative BEAULIEU of Auburn)

L.D. 266, H.P. 219
An Act To Expand Access to Oral Health Care. (Presented by Representative STUCKEY of Portland)

L.D. 267, H.P. 220
An Act To Strengthen the Laws on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus and To Improve Health Care. (Presented by Representative GOODE of Bangor)

L.D. 268, H.P. 221
An Act To Make the Consolidation of School Administrative Units Voluntary and To Eliminate the Penalties for Units That Choose Not To Consolidate. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 269, H.P. 222
An Act To Implement a Maine Unemployment Insurance Work-sharing Program. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 270, S.P. 79
An Act To Reserve a Number of Moose Permits for the Tribes of Maine. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 271, S.P. 80
An Act To Establish Standards Pertaining to the Feeding of Deer. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 272, S.P. 81
An Act To Provide Funds for Municipal Sand and Salt Storage Facilities. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 273, S.P. 82
An Act Regarding Penalties for Opting Out of Paperless Billing. (Presented by Senator SULLIVAN of York)

L.D. 274, S.P. 83
An Act To Increase the Moose Permit Allocations for Zones 2 and 3. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 275, H.P. 223
An Act To Change the Notice Period for Terminating Teachers' Contracts. (Presented by Representative HARVELL of Farmington)

L.D. 276, H.P. 224
An Act To Enhance the Collection of Restitution for Victims of Crimes. (Presented by Representative FOSSEL of Alna)

L.D. 277, H.P. 225
An Act To Make Disputed Ballots in State Elections Public. (Presented by Representative FOSSEL of Alna)

L.D. 278, H.P. 226
An Act To Amend the Law Governing Municipal Disbursement Warrants. (Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton)

L.D. 279, S.P. 85
An Act To Amend Indemnification Notification Laws. (Presented by Senator SNOWE-MELLO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 280, S.P. 86
Resolve, Reauthorizing the Balance of the 2005 Maine Biomedical Research Fund and Marine Infrastructure and Technology Fund Bond Issues. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator RECTOR of Knox)

L.D. 281, S.P. 87
An Act To Create a 5-year Statute of Limitations for Environmental Violations. (Presented by Senator SNOWE-MELLO of Androscoggin)

L.D. 282, H.P. 243
An Act To Limit Charges for Fingerprinting Performed for Certain Criminal History Background Checks. (Presented by Representative PRESCOTT of Topsham)

L.D. 283, H.P. 227
An Act To Require That Motor Vehicles Be Clear of Solid Precipitation When Operated on Public Ways. (Presented by Representative KNAPP of Gorham)

L.D. 284, H.P. 228
An Act To Prohibit Water-ski Courses on Small Ponds. (Presented by Representative CRAFTS of Lisbon)

L.D. 285, H.P. 229
An Act To Require That the Secretary of State Certify the Qualifications of Candidates for Legislative Office. (Presented by Representative NASS of Acton)

L.D. 286, H.P. 230
An Act To Allow Oak Grove Cemetery To Operate a Crematorium on a Parcel of Land Less than 20 Acres. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HANLEY of Gardiner)

L.D. 287, H.P. 231
An Act To Provide Savings to the State by Contracting Out Certain Services. (Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway)

L.D. 288, H.P. 232
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Municipal Motor Vehicle Registration and License Agent Fees. (Presented by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford)

L.D. 289, H.P. 233
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Municipal Recreational Vehicle Registration Agent Fees. (Presented by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford)

L.D. 290, H.P. 234
An Act To Amend the Maine Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2009. (Presented by Representative MORISSETTE of Winslow)

L.D. 291, H.P. 235
An Act Regarding Eligibility for the Moose Lottery. (Presented by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville)

L.D. 292, H.P. 236
An Act To Prohibit Placing the Carcass of a Dead Animal on a Frozen Body of Water for the Purpose of Baiting Coyotes. (Presented by Representative STEVENS of Bangor)

L.D. 293, H.P. 237
An Act To Waive Snowmobile Registration Requirements for Canadians Riding on Maine Trails. (Presented by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell)

L.D. 294, H.P. 238
An Act To Allow Persons 70 Years of Age or Older Expanded Crossbow Privileges. (Presented by Representative CRAFTS of Lisbon)

L.D. 295, H.P. 239
An Act To Require Insurance Companies To Disclose the Option To Purchase Higher Amounts of Coverage for Automobile Liability Insurance. (Presented by Representative BOLAND of Sanford)

L.D. 296, H.P. 240
An Act To Find Cost Savings and Efficiencies in the Fingerprinting System for Criminal History Background Checks. (Presented by Representative PRESCOTT of Topsham)

L.D. 297, H.P. 241
An Act To Allow Treasurers To Process Tax Lien Discharge and Sanitary District Sewer Lien Documents Using Facsimile Signatures. (Presented by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford)

L.D. 298, H.P. 242
An Act To Amend the Retirement Benefit Provisions for State Employees Working under Special Plans Who Remain Employed beyond the Minimum Years Necessary To Qualify for Retirement Benefits. (Presented by Representative SARTY of Denmark)

L.D. 299, S.P. 88
An Act Regarding the Southern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery. (Presented by Senator COURTNEY of York)

L.D. 300, S.P. 89
An Act To Increase the Availability of Lead Testing for Children. (Presented by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin)

L.D. 301, S.P. 90
An Act Relating to Abandoned Vehicles. (Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 302, H.P. 244
An Act To Allow an Angler To Gift a Freshwater Fish to a Person Who Is Not Licensed To Fish. (Presented by Representative TUTTLE of Sanford)

L.D. 303, H.P. 245
An Act To Improve Hospital Transparency. (Presented by Representative GOODE of Bangor)

L.D. 304, H.P. 246
An Act To Promote the Hiring of Seasonal Workers. (Presented by Representative McKANE of Newcastle)

L.D. 305, H.P. 247
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Allow Land and Buildings To Be Assessed Differently. (Presented by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland)

L.D. 306, H.P. 248
Resolve, Directing the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability To Make Recommendations To Find Efficiencies in Per-pupil Costs Associated with Interscholastic Activities. (Presented by Representative BECK of Waterville)

L.D. 307, H.P. 249
An Act To Encourage Lobstering Traditions and Facilitate Retirement from Lobstering. (Presented by Representative VOLK of Scarborough)

L.D. 308, H.P. 250
An Act Regarding the Saltwater Recreational Fishing Registry. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McKANE of Newcastle)

L.D. 309, H.P. 251
An Act To Make Voluntary Membership in a Public Employee Labor Organization in the State. (Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway)

L.D. 310, H.P. 252
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 232: Well Drillers and Pump Installers Rules, a Major Substantive Rule of the Maine Water Well Commission. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Maine Water Well Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

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