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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XXXVII, No. 4

Friday, January 28, 2011

125TH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011

L.D. 140, H.P. 123
An Act To Eliminate the Restriction on Net Operating Loss Carry-forwards. (Presented by Representative HUNT of Buxton)

L.D. 141, H.P. 124
An Act To Increase the Retirement Age for New State Employees to 65 Years of Age. (Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester)

L.D. 142, H.P. 125
An Act To Improve Party Status Requirements. (Presented by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland)

L.D. 143, H.P. 126
An Act Relating to Disability License Plates and Placards for People with Permanent Disabilities. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GILBERT of Jay)

L.D. 144, H.P. 127
An Act To Regulate the Use of Magnesium Chloride. (Presented by Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick)

L.D. 145, H.P. 128
An Act To Protect Homeowners Subject to Foreclosure by Requiring the Foreclosing Entity To Provide the Court with Original Documents. (Presented by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick)

L.D. 146, H.P. 129
An Act To Prohibit the Use of Mercury Amalgams in Dental Procedures for Children, Pregnant Women and Nursing Mothers. (Presented by Representative FITZPATRICK of Houlton)

L.D. 147, H.P. 130
Resolve, To Provide $1,000,000 to the Fund for the Efficient Delivery of Local and Regional Services. (Presented by Representative MOULTON of York)

L.D. 148, H.P. 131
An Act To Set Uniform Standards for School Construction. (Presented by Representative BOLDUC of Auburn)

L.D. 149, H.P. 132
An Act To Authorize Municipalities To Impose Service Charges on Tax-exempt Property Owned by Certain Nonprofit Organizations. (Presented by Representative CELLI of Brewer)

L.D. 150, H.P. 133
An Act To Require Drug Testing for Medicaid Recipients with Prescriptions for Scheduled Drugs. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 151, H.P. 134
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Add One or More Moose Hunting Seasons in Wildlife Management District No. 8. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative SHAW of Standish)

L.D. 152, H.P. 135
An Act To Prohibit Employment Discrimination Based on a Prior Criminal Conviction. (Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham)

L.D. 153, H.P. 136
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Provide for the Reduction of the Size of the Legislature. (Presented by Representative HINCK of Portland)

L.D. 154, S.P. 47
An Act To Change the Classification of the Lower Androscoggin River. (Presented by Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 155, S.P. 48
Resolve, To Require the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources To Develop Rules for the Moisture Content of Commercial Firewood. (Presented by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin)

L.D. 156, S.P. 49
An Act To Clarify the Regulation of Impacts to Significant Vernal Pool Habitats under the Natural Resources Protection Act. (Presented by Senator RECTOR of Knox)

L.D. 157, S.P. 50
An Act To Encourage Access to Health Care in Maine. (Presented by Senator TRAHAN of Lincoln)

L.D. 158, S.P. 51
An Act To Improve Public Understanding in the Rulemaking of Certain Departments. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 159, S.P. 52
An Act To Foster Economic Development by Improving Administration of the Laws Governing Site Location of Development and Storm Water Management. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 160, H.P. 137
Resolve, To Require the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources and the Department of Public Safety To Develop a Consolidated License for Convenience Stores. (Presented by Representative HUNT of Buxton)

L.D. 161, H.P. 138
An Act To Enhance Hunting for Maine Residents over 70 Years of Age. (Presented by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner)

L.D. 162, H.P. 139
An Act To Exempt Antique Autos from the Law Requiring Mufflers. (Presented by Representative HARVELL of Farmington)

L.D. 163, H.P. 140
An Act To Auction Off Moose Permits to Hunting Lodges. (Presented by Representative SHAW of Standish)

L.D. 164, H.P. 141
An Act To Extend the Dental Care Access Credit for Dentists Who Practice in Underserved Areas of the State. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls)

L.D. 165, H.P. 142
An Act To Require Divorce Actions To Go to Mediation. (Presented by Representative PRESCOTT of Topsham)

L.D. 166, H.P. 143
An Act To Exempt Seasonally Restricted Cottages from the Newly Adopted Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code. (Presented by Representative CHASE of Wells)

L.D. 167, H.P. 144
An Act To Provide Full Funding for Advanced Placement Courses. (Presented by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle)

L.D. 168, H.P. 145
An Act To Require a Medical Examiner To Determine whether an Autopsy Is Needed in the Case of the Death of a Prisoner in a Correctional Facility. (Presented by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle)

L.D. 169, H.P. 146
An Act To Allow Veterans Who Work for Employers with More than 50 Employees To Take Veterans Day Off with Full Pay. (Presented by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick)

L.D. 170, H.P. 147
An Act To Extend the Maximum Time Period for Powers of Attorney for Minors and Incapacitated Persons. (Presented by Representative NASS of Acton)

L.D. 171, H.P. 148
An Act To Exempt School Administrative District No. 24 and School Administrative District No. 32 from the Laws Requiring School Administrative Unit Consolidation. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell)

L.D. 172, H.P. 149
An Act To Exempt Nonprofit Organizations from the Laws Governing Serving Alcohol near a Church. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 173, H.P. 150
Resolve, To Allow the Possession of an Unlimited Number of Game Birds. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 174, H.P. 151
An Act To Amend the Law Governing Employment, Discipline and Dismissal of Chief Deputy Sheriffs. (Presented by Representative DION of Portland)

L.D. 175, H.P. 152
An Act To Create a Short-term All-terrain Vehicle Registration System. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GILBERT of Jay)

L.D. 176, S.P. 62
An Act Regarding Sales and Use Tax Audit Procedures and Enforcement. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 177, H.P. 154
An Act To Require Licensed Veterinarians To Honor Prescriptions from Other Licensed Veterinarians. (Presented by Representative SHAW of Standish)

L.D. 178, H.P. 155
An Act Relating to Distribution of Revenues from Future Casinos. (Presented by Representative HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach)

L.D. 179, H.P. 156
An Act To Prohibit the Issuance of a 2nd Absentee Ballot under Certain Circumstances. (Presented by Speaker NUTTING of Oakland)

L.D. 180, H.P. 157
Resolve, To Change Rules Concerning Landfill Gas and Odor Management from Routine Technical Rules to Major Substantive Rules. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell)

L.D. 181, H.P. 158
An Act To Promote Fiscal Transparency in State Government. (Presented by Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick)

L.D. 182, H.P. 159
An Act To Prohibit the Sale of Russian Olive and Other Invasive Terrestrial Plants. (Presented by Representative EVES of North Berwick)

L.D. 183, H.P. 160
An Act Relating To Net Energy Billing for Solar Energy Users. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative EVES of North Berwick)

L.D. 184, H.P. 161
An Act To Promote the Financial Literacy of High School Students. (Presented by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland)

L.D. 185, H.P. 162
An Act To Refund the Sales Tax Paid on Fuel Used in Commercial Fishing Vessels. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 186, H.P. 163
An Act To Repeal Laws Prohibiting Certain Businesses from Operating on Sunday. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PILON of Saco)

L.D. 187, H.P. 164
An Act To Amend the Laws Regulating Dealers of Agricultural, Light Industrial and Forestry Equipment. (Presented by Representative BICKFORD of Auburn)

L.D. 188, H.P. 165
An Act To License Residential Builders and Register Specialty Contractors. (Presented by Representative PILON of Saco)

L.D. 189, H.P. 166
An Act To Achieve Cost Savings by Eliminating Deputy Commissioner Positions throughout State Government. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative COTTA of China)

L.D. 190, H.P. 167
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 2-C: Voluntary Municipal Farm Support Program, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 191, H.P. 168
An Act To Define Lienholder Rights under the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law. (Presented by Representative CUSHING of Hampden)

L.D. 192, H.P. 169
An Act To Bring a Green Data Center to Maine. (Presented by Representative DILL of Cape Elizabeth)

L.D. 193, H.P. 170
An Act To Require an Applicant for State Assistance To Show Proof of Legal Residence in the United States and Proof of Residency for at Least the Previous 90 Days in This State. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 194, H.P. 171
An Act To Make Permanent the Direction of Fines Derived from Tribal Law Enforcement Activities to the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the Penobscot Nation. (Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe)

L.D. 195, H.P. 172
An Act To Provide Relief from Estate Tax Valuation Requirements for Surviving Spouses. (Presented by Representative CURTIS of Madison)

L.D. 196, H.P. 173
An Act Regarding Unenrolled Candidates under the Maine Clean Election Act. (Presented by Representative COTTA of China)

L.D. 197, H.P. 174
An Act To Improve Response to Gas Safety Emergencies. (Presented by Representative HINCK of Portland)

L.D. 198, H.P. 175
An Act To Update Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Laws. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 199, H.P. 176
An Act To Strengthen Maine's Election Laws by Requiring Photograph Identification for the Purpose of Voting. (Presented by Representative CEBRA of Naples)

L.D. 200, H.P. 177
An Act To Provide Complimentary Any-Deer Permits to Persons 70 Years of Age and Older. (Presented by Representative CURTIS of Madison)

L.D. 201, H.P. 178
An Act To Modernize and Reduce the Cost of Driver Education. (Presented by Representative HINCK of Portland)

L.D. 202, H.P. 179
An Act To Modify Child Support Enforcement Procedures. (Presented by Representative NASS of Acton)

L.D. 203, H.P. 180
An Act To Assist Municipal Clerks by Providing Adequate Time To Register Voters. (Presented by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls)

L.D. 204, S.P. 54
An Act Regarding the Membership of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority Board of Trustees. (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 205, S.P. 55
An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption to Incorporated Nonprofit Performing Arts Organizations. (Presented by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland)

L.D. 206, S.P. 56
Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Repair and Maintain the Red Iron Bridge Crossing the Saco River in the Town of Fryeburg. (Presented by Senator HASTINGS of Oxford)

L.D. 207, S.P. 57
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Tips Used in Payment of Service Employees. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 208, S.P. 58
Resolve, To Establish a Study Commission To Examine the Maine Turnpike. (Presented by Senator THOMAS of Somerset)

L.D. 209, S.P. 59
Resolve, To Establish a Stakeholder Group To Review the Maine State Grant Program. (Presented by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 210, S.P. 60
An Act Regarding the Saltwater Recreational Fishing Registry. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator TRAHAN of Lincoln)

L.D. 211, S.P. 61
An Act To Improve the Water Quality of Hall Pond in Paris. (Presented by Senator HASTINGS of Oxford)

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