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LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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

Volume XL, No. 1

Friday, January 10, 2014

126TH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

BILLS PRINTED AS OF FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014

L.D. 1578, H.P. 1149
An Act To Increase Health Security by Expanding Federally Funded Health Care for Maine People. (Presented by Speaker EVES of North Berwick)

L.D. 1579, H.P. 1150
An Act To Authorize Public Safety Personnel and Members of the Military To Wear Their Uniforms When Visiting Schools in Their Official Capacities. (Presented by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle)

L.D. 1580, H.P. 1151
An Act To Use the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center To Provide Inpatient Mental Health Services for Forensic Patients. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FREY of Bangor)

L.D. 1581, H.P. 1152
An Act To Increase Access to Quality Child Care. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1582, H.P. 1153
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 32: Allowances for Waiver Services for Children with Intellectual Disabilities or Pervasive Developmental Disorders, 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. 1583, H.P. 1154
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 29: Allowances for Support Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder, 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. 1584, H.P. 1155
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 21: Allowances for Home and Community Benefits for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder, 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. 1585, H.P. 1156
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 4: Maine Motor Carrier Safety Regulation, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of State Police. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of State Police pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1586, H.P. 1157
An Act To Strengthen Enforcement Standards for Potatoes. (Presented by Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle)

L.D. 1587, H.P. 1158
An Act To Temporarily Ban the Use of Neonicotinoid Pesticides. (Presented by Representative JONES of Freedom)

L.D. 1588, H.P. 1159
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Maine Correctional Center. (Presented by Representative DION of Portland)

L.D. 1589, H.P. 1160
An Act To Improve the Maine Sex Offender Registry. (Presented by Representative MAKER of Calais)

L.D. 1590, H.P. 1161
An Act To Amend the Operating-under-the-influence Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative NUTTING of Oakland)

L.D. 1591, H.P. 1162
An Act To Amend the Process Controlling the Transfer of a Student between School Administrative Units. (Presented by Representative HUBBELL of Bar Harbor)

L.D. 1592, H.P. 1163
An Act To Improve and Modernize the Authority of Local Health Inspectors. (Presented by Representative COOPER of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1593, H.P. 1164
Resolve, To Eliminate Financial Inequality in MaineCare Reimbursement for Community-based Behavioral Health Services. (Presented by Representative SANBORN of Gorham)

L.D. 1594, H.P. 1165
Resolve, To Improve Access to Emergency Behavioral Health Services and Increase Public Safety. (Presented by Representative DORNEY of Norridgewock)

L.D. 1595, H.P. 1166
An Act To Preserve Access to Nursing Home Care by Correcting Chronic Shortfalls in MaineCare Reimbursement. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland)

L.D. 1596, H.P. 1167
Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Amend MaineCare Rules as They Pertain to the Delivery of Covered Services via Telecommunications Technology. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McELWEE of Caribou)

L.D. 1597, H.P. 1168
An Act To Clarify Provisions of the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GATTINE of Westbrook)

L.D. 1598, H.P. 1169
An Act To Improve Hospital-based Behavioral Health Treatment for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism. (Presented by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland)

L.D. 1599, H.P. 1170
Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Health and Human Services To Advance the Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs To Protect Health Care Personnel. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PRINGLE of Windham)

L.D. 1600, H.P. 1172
An Act To Require Health Insurers To Provide Coverage for Human Leukocyte Antigen Testing To Establish Bone Marrow Donor Transplantation Suitability. (Presented by Representative RANKIN of Hiram)

L.D. 1601, H.P. 1173
An Act To Increase the Amount of Funds Available to Counties for Witness Fees, Extradition Expenses and Prosecution Costs. (Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton)

L.D. 1602, H.P. 1174
Resolve, Establishing the Commission To Study the Effects of Ocean Acidification and Its Potential Effects on Commercial Shellfish Harvested and Grown along the Maine Coast. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle)

L.D. 1603, H.P. 1175
An Act Regarding Wet Storage Sites for Cultured Marine Organisms. (Presented by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle)

L.D. 1604, H.P. 1176
An Act To Make Technical Changes to Marine Resources Laws. (Presented by Representative WEAVER of York)

L.D. 1605, H.P. 1177
An Act To Amend Maine's Aquaculture Laws. (Presented by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle)

L.D. 1606, H.P. 1178
Resolve, Directing the Bureau of General Services To Sell Certain Property To Assist Homeless Veterans by Establishing a Homeless Veterans Shelter. (Presented by Representative WILSON of Augusta)

L.D. 1607, H.P. 1179
An Act To Reinstate Statutory Authority for Local Property Tax Assistance Programs. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative CAREY of Lewiston)

L.D. 1608, H.P. 1180
An Act To Amend the Law Governing the Collection of Minor Amounts of Property Taxes. (Presented by Representative WELSH of Rockport)

L.D. 1609, H.P. 1181
An Act To Establish an Education and Skills Training Tax Credit for Veterans. (Presented by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford)

L.D. 1610, H.P. 1182
An Act To Allow a Municipality To Abate Taxes Assessed on Property That Is Destroyed. (Presented by Representative COOPER of Yarmouth)

L.D. 1611, H.P. 1183
An Act Concerning Learner's Permits. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PEOPLES of Westbrook)

L.D. 1612, H.P. 1184
An Act To Amend the Veterans' Services Laws. (Presented by Representative BEAULIEU of Auburn)

L.D. 1613, H.P. 1185
An Act To Define "Agent" and "Candidate's Political Committee" in the Laws Regarding Limitations on Campaign Contributions and Expenditures. (Presented by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1614, H.P. 1186
An Act Regarding the Laws Governing Liquor Licensing and Enforcement. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1615, H.P. 1187
An Act To Amend the Election Laws. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1616, H.P. 1188
An Act Regarding Appointments of Certain Positions in the Department of Corrections. (Presented by Representative DION of Portland)

L.D. 1617, H.P. 1189
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Approval Process for and the Operation of Virtual Public Charter Schools in the State. (Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay)

L.D. 1618, H.P. 1190
An Act To Enhance the Sustainability of the Corinna Water District. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1619, H.P. 1191
An Act To Amend the Law Governing Conflicts of Interest with Respect to the Public Utilities Commission. (Presented by Representative RUSSELL of Portland)

L.D. 1620, H.P. 1192
An Act To Increase the Maximum Gas Safety Administrative Penalty Amounts. (Presented by Representative HOBBINS of Saco)

L.D. 1621, H.P. 1193
An Act To Create the Newport Natural Gas District. (Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport)

L.D. 1622, H.P. 1194
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Firefighter Absence from Work for Emergency Response. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PARRY of Arundel)

L.D. 1623, H.P. 1195
An Act To Further Protect Patient Access to Safe Medical Marijuana by Allowing Dispensaries To Purchase Excess Marijuana from Other Dispensaries. (Presented by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea)

L.D. 1624, H.P. 1196
An Act Concerning Pricing Disclosure Requirements and Oversight of Pharmacy Benefits Managers. (Presented by Representative BECK of Waterville)

L.D. 1625, H.P. 1197
An Act To Clarify the Law Concerning Maine's Elver Fishing License. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle)

L.D. 1626, H.P. 1198
An Act To Leverage Expert, State-based Resources for Emergent Intervention and Long-term Comprehensive Resource Protection of Lakes. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative McCLELLAN of Raymond)

L.D. 1627, S.P. 618
An Act To Amend the Reporting Requirements for the Business Equipment Tax Exemption. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland)

L.D. 1628, S.P. 619
An Act To Require a Timely Response by a Gas Company to a Municipal Request for Service Expansion. (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 1629, S.P. 620
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Provider Profiling Program. (Presented by Senator HILL of York)

L.D. 1630, S.P. 621
An Act To Increase Transparency of Administration Costs within the University of Maine System. (Presented by Senator THOMAS of Somerset)

L.D. 1631, S.P. 622
An Act To Clarify What Constitutes a Contribution to a Candidate. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1632, S.P. 623
Resolve, Directing the Commissioner of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management To Request the Federal Government To Recognize Environmental Hazards at the Military Training Center in Gagetown, New Brunswick and the Resulting Health Risks and Disabilities Suffered by Certain Members of the Maine National Guard. (Presented by Senator TUTTLE of York)

L.D. 1633, S.P. 624
An Act To Extend the Date for a Business in a Tier 2 Location To Qualify for Pine Tree Development Zone Benefits. (Presented by Senator BOYLE of Cumberland)

L.D. 1634, S.P. 625
An Act To Allow an Earlier Implementation Date for an Architectural Paint Stewardship Program. (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1635, S.P. 626
An Act To Clarify the School Budget Development Process in Certain Charter Municipalities. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 1636, S.P. 627
An Act To Provide a More Efficient and Reliable System of Nonemergency Transportation for MaineCare Members. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1637, S.P. 628
An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Special Food and Beverage Taste-testing Event Licenses. (Presented by President ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1638, S.P. 629
An Act To Improve Educational Outcomes for Students in Poverty in Maine's Public Schools. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

L.D. 1639, S.P. 630
An Act To Fund Merit and Longevity Pay for Executive, Judicial and Legislative Branch Employees Pursuant to a Collective Bargaining Agreement. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1640, S.P. 631
An Act To Enhance the Stability and Predictability of Health Care Costs for Returning Veterans and Others by Addressing the Issues Associated with Hospital Charity Care and Bad Debt. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1641, S.P. 632
An Act To Amend the Workers' Compensation Laws as They Pertain to Employee Representation. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 1642, S.P. 633
An Act To Clarify the Law Governing Public Disclosure of Health Care Prices. (Presented by Senator WOODBURY of Cumberland)

L.D. 1643, S.P. 634
An Act To Enable the Bureau of Labor Standards To Access Federal Reimbursement by Amending State Law To Conform to Federal Law. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 1644, S.P. 635
An Act To Allow Municipalities To Stabilize Sand Dunes Affected by Actions of the Federal Government. (Presented by Senator VALENTINO of York)

L.D. 1645, S.P. 636
An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws. (Presented by Senator MAZUREK of Knox)

L.D. 1646, S.P. 637
An Act To Provide Property Tax Relief to Seniors Residing in Maine. (Presented by Senator DUTREMBLE of York)

L.D. 1647, S.P. 638
An Act To Make Changes to the So-called Dig Safe Law. (Presented by Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1648, S.P. 639
An Act To Protect Maine Consumers from Abusive and Deceptive Debt Collection Practices. (Presented by Senator MAZUREK of Knox)

L.D. 1649, S.P. 640
An Act To Make Maine Mills More Competitive by Encouraging the Processing of Forest Products at Mills in the United States. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1650, S.P. 642
An Act To Create a Program To Provide Training for Unemployed Workers. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1651, S.P. 643
An Act To Update Citations of Recodified Federal Regulations in the Maine Consumer Credit Code. (Presented by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset)

L.D. 1652, S.P. 644
An Act To Support Solar Energy Development in Maine. (Presented by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1653, S.P. 645
An Act To Designate the Maine Armed Forces Museum Operated by the Maine Military Historical Society as the Official State Military History Museum. (Presented by Senator MASON of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1654, S.P. 647
An Act To Amend the Municipal Hardship or Poverty Tax Abatement Law To Reflect the Replacement of the Circuitbreaker Program. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1655, S.P. 648
An Act To Amend the Military Bureau Laws. (Presented by Senator TUTTLE of York)

L.D. 1656, S.P. 649
An Act To Increase Safety for Victims of Domestic Violence. (Presented by Senator CAIN of Penobscot)

L.D. 1657, S.P. 651
An Act To Ensure Equity in Teacher Retirement Costs for Private Academies. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1658, S.P. 652
An Act To Expand and Improve Employment Opportunities in the State. (Presented by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1659, S.P. 653
An Act To Amend the Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act. (Presented by Senator BOYLE of Cumberland)

L.D. 1660, S.P. 654
An Act Regarding Bad Faith Assertions of Patent Infringement. (Presented by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland)

L.D. 1661, S.P. 655
An Act To Clarify the Provisions of a Historic Preservation Tax Credit. (Presented by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1662, S.P. 656
An Act To Clarify the Law Governing the Maintenance of Veterans' Grave Sites. (Presented by Senator JOHNSON of Lincoln)

L.D. 1663, S.P. 658
Resolve, To Terminate a MaineCare Transportation Contract. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1664, S.P. 659
An Act To Encourage Charitable Contributions to Nonprofit Organizations. (Presented by Senator BOYLE of Cumberland)

L.D. 1665, S.P. 660
An Act To Clarify the Confidentiality of Wood Processor Report Information. (Presented by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock)

L.D. 1666, S.P. 661
An Act To Simplify the Audit Procedures of the Maine Rural Development Authority. (Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot)

L.D. 1667, S.P. 662
An Act To Amend Certain Provisions of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Laws. (Presented by Senator DUTREMBLE of York)

L.D. 1668, S.P. 663
An Act To Expedite Training Waiver Decisions for Unemployment Claimants by Transferring Original Jurisdiction from the Unemployment Insurance Commission to the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation. (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 1669, S.P. 664
An Act To Standardize and Simplify the Process for Employers To Provide a Drug-free Workplace. (Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot)

L.D. 1670, S.P. 665
Resolve, To Require the Director of the Bureau of Maine Veterans' Services To Report on the Administration of the Coordinated Veterans Assistance Fund. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 1671, S.P. 646
An Act To Prohibit Motorized Recreational Gold Prospecting in Certain Atlantic Salmon and Brook Trout Spawning Habitats. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator BOYLE of Cumberland)

L.D. 1672, S.P. 650
An Act To Amend Maine's Emergency Management Laws. (Presented by Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland)

L.D. 1673, S.P. 657
An Act To Further Delegate Permit-granting Authority to the Bureau of Forestry. (Presented by Senator BOYLE of Cumberland)

L.D. 1674, S.P. 641
An Act To Further Ensure the Provision of Safe Medical Marijuana to Maine Patients. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin)

L.D. 1675, H.P. 1171
An Act To Streamline Gaming Laws. (Presented by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan)

L.D. 1676, H.P. 1199
An Act To Strengthen Access Requirements and Review Standards for Health Insurance Plans. (Presented by Representative McGOWAN of York)

L.D. 1677, H.P. 1200
An Act To Make Minor Technical Changes to the Laws Governing the Department of Labor. (Presented by Representative VOLK of Scarborough)

L.D. 1678, H.P. 1201
An Act To Protect Maine's Lobster Fishery. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle)

L.D. 1679, H.P. 1202
An Act To Appropriate Funds for the Ongoing Operation of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. (Presented by Representative DION of Portland)

L.D. 1680, H.P. 1203
An Act To Protect the Integrity of Funding for Harness Racing Purses. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MAREAN of Hollis)

L.D. 1681, H.P. 1204
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Gambling and Criminal History Record Checks. (Presented by Representative BEAULIEU of Auburn)

L.D. 1682, H.P. 1205
An Act To Preserve Head Start and Child Care Services. (Presented by Representative FREY of Bangor)

L.D. 1683, H.P. 1206
An Act To Improve Degree and Career Attainment for Former Foster Children. (Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1684, H.P. 1207
An Act Regarding Eligibility of Children Placed in Guardianship for the School Lunch and Milk Program. (Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock)

L.D. 1685, H.P. 1208
An Act To Ensure That All Maine Children Are Protected from Abuse and Neglect. (Presented by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland)

L.D. 1686, H.P. 1209
An Act To Address Preventable Deaths from Drug Overdose. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative GIDEON of Freeport)

L.D. 1687, H.P. 1210
An Act To Create Parity for Proprietary Information Submitted to the Department of Marine Resources. (Presented by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick)

L.D. 1688, H.P. 1211
An Act To Streamline Enforcement of Child Support Orders Issued by the Penobscot Nation. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation)

L.D. 1689, H.P. 1212
An Act To Encourage and Protect Innovation in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Processing. (Presented by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick)

L.D. 1690, H.P. 1213
An Act Concerning Confidential Records Received by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. (Presented by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth)

L.D. 1691, H.P. 1214
An Act To Stop Unlicensed Loan Transactions. (Presented by Representative POWERS of Naples)

L.D. 1692, H.P. 1215
An Act To Ensure That Local Businesses Are Notified of Construction Projects. (Presented by Representative WERTS of Auburn)

L.D. 1693, H.P. 1217
An Act To Amend the Anson and Madison Water District Charter. (Presented by Representative DUNPHY of Embden)

L.D. 1694, H.P. 1218
An Act To Improve the Water Quality of Inland Waters. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade)

L.D. 1695, H.P. 1219
An Act To Allow Fishing Closer to the Fishway on Webber Pond in Vassalboro. (Presented by Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro)

L.D. 1696, H.P. 1220
An Act To Extend the Veterans' Property Tax Exemption to Veterans Who Served in Iraq or Afghanistan. (Presented by Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro)

L.D. 1697, H.P. 1221
An Act To Provide Funding for the Veterans Treatment Courts. (Presented by Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro)

L.D. 1698, H.P. 1222
An Act To Streamline the Work Permitting Process for Minors and To Conform Allowable Places That Minors May Work to Federal Law. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative LOCKMAN of Amherst)

L.D. 1699, H.P. 1223
An Act To Fund the Maine HIV Prevention Education Program within the Department of Education. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative PRINGLE of Windham)

L.D. 1700, H.P. 1224
Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 13: Fees for Boxing Events and Authorized Participants, a Major Substantive Rule of the Combat Sports Authority of Maine. (EMERGENCY) (Submitted by the Combat Sports Authority of Maine pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072.)

L.D. 1701, S.P. 666
An Act To Amend the Work-sharing Program To Conform with Federal Law. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator PATRICK of Oxford)

L.D. 1702, S.P. 667
Resolve, Directing the University of Maine System and the Maine Community College System To Study the Establishment of a Pilot Program Based on Oregon's "Pay Forward, Pay Back" Model of Funding Public Postsecondary Education. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1703, S.P. 668
An Act To Increase College Affordability and the Rate of Degree Completion. (Presented by President ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1704, S.P. 669
An Act To Increase the Use of Dental Services by MaineCare-eligible Children. (Presented by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc)

L.D. 1705, S.P. 671
An Act To Conform the Maine Tax Laws to the United States Internal Revenue Code. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland)

L.D. 1706, S.P. 672
Resolve, Authorizing the State Tax Assessor To Convey the Interest of the State in Certain Real Estate in the Unorganized Territory. (Presented by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland)

L.D. 1707, S.P. 673
An Act To Amend the State's Tax Laws. (Presented by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland)

L.D. 1708, S.P. 674
An Act To Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2015. (Submitted by the Maine Turnpike Authority pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 23, section 1961, subsection 6.)

L.D. 1709, S.P. 675
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Provide Funds To Develop Lobster Processing Capacity in the State. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1710, S.P. 676
An Act To Retain Call Centers in Maine. (Presented by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

L.D. 1711, S.P. 677
An Act To Amend the Territory of the Bayville Village Corporation. (Presented by Senator KATZ of Kennebec)

L.D. 1712, S.P. 678
An Act To Make Technical Corrections to the Maine Consumer Credit Code To Facilitate the Multistate Licensing Process. (Presented by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset)

L.D. 1713, S.P. 679
An Act To Permit the Sharing of Revenue from the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages at Sporting Events. (Presented by President ALFOND of Cumberland)

L.D. 1714, S.P. 680
Resolve, To Study the Feasibility of Allowing Dispatchers To Transfer E-9-1-1 Calls to Emergency Responders in Other States. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator FLOOD of Kennebec)

L.D. 1715, H.P. 1226
An Act To Provide Property Tax Relief to Persons Receiving Long-term Care. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative HARLOW of Portland)

L.D. 1716, H.P. 1227
An Act To Increase the Rate of Reimbursement for Providing Career and Academic Advising and Counseling Services to Adult Education Students. (Presented by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston)

L.D. 1717, S.P. 682
An Act To Support Homeless Shelters. (Presented by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin)

L.D. 1718, H.P. 1228
An Act To Improve the Job Creation Through Educational Opportunity Program. (Presented by Representative GOODE of Bangor)

L.D. 1719, H.P. 1229
An Act To Improve Education about and Awareness of Maine's Health Laws and Resources. (Presented by Representative ROCHELO of Biddeford)

L.D. 1720, H.P. 1230
An Act To Improve the Operations of the Office of the Attorney General. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative JORGENSEN of Portland)

L.D. 1721, H.P. 1231
An Act To Make Changes to and Clarify Maine Traveler Information Services Laws. (Presented by Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska)

L.D. 1722, H.P. 1232
An Act To Exempt from Sales and Use Tax Sales of Publications To Be Distributed without Charge and Printed Materials Included in Publications. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham)

L.D. 1723, H.P. 1233
An Act To Improve Enforcement of Marine Resources Laws. (Presented by Representative DOAK of Columbia Falls)

L.D. 1724, S.P. 685
An Act To Conform Licensing Requirements for Real Estate Appraisers with Federal Law. (Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot)

L.D. 1725, S.P. 684
An Act To Provide for the 2014 and 2015 Allocations of the State Ceiling on Private Activity Bonds. (EMERGENCY) (Presented by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot)

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