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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXIX, No. 3

Friday, February 1, 2013

126TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013

L.D. 111, H.P. 93
An Act To Restrict the Sale, Purchase and Use of Fireworks in the State. (Presented by Representative LAJOIE of Lewiston)

L.D. 112, H.P. 94
An Act To Make Changes to the Educators for Maine Program. (Presented by Representative NELSON of Falmouth)

L.D. 113, H.P. 95
An Act To Make Changes to the Maine College Savings Program. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 114, H.P. 96
An Act To Amend the Charter of the Portland Water District. (Presented by Representative SHAW of Standish)

L.D. 115, H.P. 97
An Act To Join in a Prohibition on Motor Fuel Containing Corn-based Ethanol. (Presented by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner)

L.D. 116, H.P. 98
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Pine Tree Development Zones To Require Payment of a Livable Wage. (Presented by Representative SHAW of Standish)

L.D. 117, H.P. 99
An Act To Change the Composition of the Board of Dental Examiners. (Presented by Representative SHAW of Standish)

L.D. 118, H.P. 100
An Act To Ensure the Authenticity of Items Reported To Have Been Crafted by Native Americans. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 119, H.P. 101
An Act To Exempt from the Use Tax $1,000 of Internet Purchases from Out-of-state Sellers. (Presented by Representative WILSON of Augusta)

L.D. 120, H.P. 102
An Act To Facilitate Regional Transit. (Presented by Representative PEOPLES of Westbrook)

L.D. 121, H.P. 103
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Operation of Tournament Games by Charitable Organizations. (Presented by Representative WILSON of Augusta)

L.D. 122, H.P. 104
An Act To Provide Assistance to Municipalities Recovering from a Municipally Significant Disaster. (Presented by Representative TURNER of Burlington)

L.D. 123, S.P. 44
An Act To Ensure Proper Anatomical Recovery of Human Bodies and Body Parts. (Presented by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin)

L.D. 124, S.P. 45
An Act To Amend the Bottle Redemption Laws. (Presented by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook)

L.D. 125, S.P. 46
An Act To Preserve Lender Equity in the Foreclosure Process. (Presented by Senator THOMAS of Somerset)

L.D. 126, S.P. 47
An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption to Incorporated Nonprofit Performing Arts Organizations. (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 127, S.P. 48
An Act To Amend the Definition of "Public Way" To Include Streets and Highways Owned by Quasi-municipal Corporations or Districts. (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 128, S.P. 49
An Act To Abolish the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council. (Presented by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland)

L.D. 129, S.P. 50
An Act To Give Retroactive Effect to the State Employee Health Commission's Reconsideration of Hospital Ratings. (Presented by Senator BURNS of Washington)

L.D. 130, S.P. 51
An Act To Stabilize Education Funding by Reducing the Impact of Changes in Property Valuation. (Presented by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland)

L.D. 131, H.P. 106
An Act To Secure the Safety of Electrical Power Transmission Lines. (Presented by Representative BOLAND of Sanford)

L.D. 132, H.P. 107
Resolve, To Provide Organic Infant Formula through the Maine Women, Infants and Children Program. (Presented by Representative HAMANN of South Portland)

L.D. 133, H.P. 108
An Act To Allow an Operator of a Motor Vehicle To Show Proof of Insurance by Electronic Means. (Presented by Representative FITZPATRICK of Houlton)

L.D. 134, H.P. 109
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Reduce the Size of the Legislature. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 135, H.P. 110
An Act To Require All Government Documents To Be Posted on the Internet. (Presented by Representative BROOKS of Winterport)

L.D. 136, H.P. 111
An Act To Connect Benefits Provided under the Circuitbreaker Program with the Payment of Property Taxes. (Presented by Representative HAYES of Buckfield)

L.D. 137, H.P. 112
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Retirement under the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop)

L.D. 138, H.P. 113
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Issuance of Bonds That Have Been Ratified by the Citizens of the State. (Presented by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade)

L.D. 139, H.P. 114
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Sale of Firearms Carried by Maine State Police. (Presented by Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford)

L.D. 140, H.P. 115
An Act To Create a Permanent Wabanaki Law Enforcement Seat on the Board of Trustees of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 141, H.P. 116
Resolve, Directing the Department of Environmental Protection To Develop Quantitative Odor Management Standards. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 142, H.P. 117
An Act To Add Using an All-terrain Vehicle to the List of Activities Included in the Definition of "Guide" in the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Laws. (Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton)

L.D. 143, H.P. 118
An Act To Allow a Hunter To Harvest a Wild Turkey of Either Sex during the Month of October without an Extra Charge for the Permit. (Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton)

L.D. 144, H.P. 119
An Act To Remove the Requirement That a Person Training Dogs on Sundays Possess a Valid Hunting License. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade)

L.D. 145, H.P. 120
An Act To Ensure Adequate Child Protective Services throughout the State. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 146, H.P. 121
An Act To Prohibit Unfair Discrimination in Long-term Care Insurance. (Presented by Representative TREAT of Hallowell)

L.D. 147, H.P. 122
An Act Regarding Consent for Adoption. (Presented by Representative BECK of Waterville)

L.D. 148, H.P. 123
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Drugs and Vaccines Administered by Pharmacists. (Presented by Representative NUTTING of Oakland)

L.D. 149, H.P. 124
An Act To Make Gold and Silver Coins and Bars Legal Tender. (Presented by Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville)

L.D. 150, H.P. 125
An Act To Modernize State Income Tax Refunds. (Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden)

L.D. 151, H.P. 126
An Act To Allow 2 Eligible Organizations To Jointly Hold a Game of Beano or Bingo. (Presented by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade)

L.D. 152, H.P. 127
An Act To Authorize the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To Nominate Certain Rangers in the Division of Forestry To Become Conservation Law Enforcement Officers. (Presented by Representative DION of Portland)

L.D. 153, H.P. 128
An Act To Establish a Comprehensive Hunting and Fishing License. (Presented by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade)

L.D. 154, H.P. 129
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Limited Liability for Recreational or Harvesting Activities. (Presented by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade)

L.D. 155, H.P. 130
An Act To Streamline the Approval of Accessibility Structures. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MORRISON of South Portland)

L.D. 156, H.P. 131
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Concerning Early Voting and Voting by Absentee Ballot. (Presented by Representative SHAW of Standish)

L.D. 157, H.P. 132
An Act To Modify Administration of the Fund Insurance Review Board. (Presented by Representative WELSH of Rockport)

L.D. 158, H.P. 133
An Act To Amend the Notice of Risk to Personal Data Act To Further Protect Consumers. (Presented by Representative TREAT of Hallowell)

L.D. 159, H.P. 134
An Act Regarding the Laws Governing Unemployment Compensation Benefits for Employees of Temporary Staffing Agencies. (Presented by Representative VOLK of Scarborough)

L.D. 160, H.P. 135
An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to Archaeological Sites. (Presented by Representative JORGENSEN of Portland)

L.D. 161, H.P. 136
An Act To Prohibit a Health Insurance Carrier from Establishing a Separate Premium Rate Based on Geographic Area. (Presented by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth)

L.D. 162, H.P. 137
An Act To Repeal the Maine Certificate of Need Act of 2002. (Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock)

L.D. 163, S.P. 52
An Act To Increase the Number of Rafting Passengers Allowed for Licensed Outfitters on Unallocated Rivers. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 164, S.P. 53
An Act To Provide MaineCare Reimbursement for Pastoral Counselors. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 165, S.P. 54
An Act To Prohibit the Use of Eminent Domain in Certain Public-Private Partnerships. (Presented by Senator THOMAS of Somerset)

L.D. 166, S.P. 55
An Act To Criminalize Importation of So-called Bath Salts Containing Synthetic Hallucinogenic Drugs. (Presented by Senator MAZUREK of Knox)

L.D. 167, S.P. 56
An Act To Base the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax on the Purchase Price of the Motor Vehicle. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 168, S.P. 57
An Act To Establish Reasonable Restrictions on the Use of Fireworks. (Presented by Senator JOHNSON of Lincoln)

L.D. 169, S.P. 58
An Act To Provide Revenue to Veterans' Organizations and the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery System Care Fund from Table Game Revenue. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 170, S.P. 59
Resolve, To Allow the Use of Live Bait When Ice Fishing in Certain Waters of the State. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 171, S.P. 60
An Act To Facilitate the Licensing of International Mail Order Prescription Pharmacies by the Maine Board of Pharmacy. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 172, S.P. 61
An Act To Make Permanent the Reciprocal Agreement between Maine and Other States Regarding a Snowmobile Weekend. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 173, S.P. 62
An Act To Remove the Rangeley Plantation Sanctuary from the List of Wildlife Sanctuaries. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 174, S.P. 63
An Act To Prohibit the Placement of Political Signs within 25 Feet of a Cemetery or Burial Site. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 175, S.P. 64
An Act To Update the Laws Governing Energy Efficiency Building Performance Standards. (Presented by Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin)

L.D. 176, S.P. 65
An Act To Amend and Clarify the Maine Uniform Securities Act. (Presented by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset)

L.D. 177, S.P. 66
An Act To Expand Moose Hunting Opportunities. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 178, H.P. 138
Resolve, To Provide Consistency in Rules of the Department of Education Regarding Visual and Performing Arts Requirements for High School Graduation. (Presented by Representative NELSON of Falmouth)

L.D. 179, H.P. 139
An Act To Amend the Anson and Madison Water District Charter. (Presented by Representative DUNPHY of Embden)

L.D. 180, H.P. 140
An Act Concerning the Use of Tobacco Settlement Funds for Children's Health Care. (Presented by Representative PLANTE of Berwick)

L.D. 181, H.P. 141
Resolve, To Require Hospitals To Provide Information Regarding Testing for Krabbe Disease for Parents of Infants. (Presented by Representative HARVELL of Farmington)

L.D. 182, H.P. 142
An Act To Support the Maine Lobster Industry. (Presented by Representative EVANGELOS of Friendship)

L.D. 183, H.P. 143
An Act To Exempt Municipalities That Do Not Hold Annual Meetings from Required Publication of an Annual Report. (Presented by Representative VEROW of Brewer)

L.D. 184, H.P. 144
An Act To Enhance Transparency in Government by Implementing a Waiting Period for Legislators before They May Register as Lobbyists. (Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel)

L.D. 185, H.P. 145
An Act To Increase the Discount Rate on Alcoholic Beverages Sold by Agency Liquor Stores. (Presented by Representative EVANGELOS of Friendship)

Copies of the Bills may be obtained from the Document Room, First Floor, State House, Augusta, Maine 04333-0002 - Ph: 207-287-1408 or by e-mailing a request to webmaster_house@legislature.maine.gov . Please include your mailing address as we cannot mail bill text electronically.

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