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               45     Supplemental Budget FY2009 (Emergency) (Cain)                                                        APPROP             PL Chp. 1 Emergency
                                                                                                                                              1/29/09
          Governor's proposed supplemental budget to fill revenue shortfall for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2009.
          Click here for bill text
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               353    Biennial Budget (Cain)                                                                               APPROP             Work Sessions Ongoing

          Proposed biennial budget for fiscal years 2010 and 2011.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030875&LD=353&Type=1&SessionID=8
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   Administrative Law
               56     Interstate Compact on National Popular Vote (Martin)                                                 LVA                MAJ:OTP, MIN:ONTP                                      Administrative Law

          Adopts the interstate compact to elect the President by national popular vote.
          Click here for bill text
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           129      Pilot Program for Early Voting (Mitchell)                                                              LVA                  Resolve Chp. 24                                      Administrative Law
          Would direct the Secretary of State to administer a pilot program for early voting, at polling places up to 10 days prior to election day, 2009. Submitted by the Secretary of State

          Click here for bill text
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            211       Const. Amend. Schedule for Redistricting (Jones)                                                     SLG                OTP-AM                                                 Administrative Law
          Proposes to move the constitutional redistricting schedule from 2013 to 2012.
          Click here for bill text
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               226    U.S. Senate Vacancy by Election (Diamond)                                                            LVA                MAJ:OTP-AM,                                            Administrative Law
                                                                                                                                              MIN:ONTP
          Would require a vacancy in the office of the U.S. Senate to be filled by an election.
          Click here for bill text
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             235      Citizen Initiative Process (Cain)                                                                         LVA               OTP-AM                                             Administrative Law
          Makes a number of changes to the citizen initiative process including: using the Office of Fiscal and Program Review to determine the fiscal impact of a proposed law; having
          the Secretary of State include the cost of a direct initiative as part of the ballot question information; and if information regarding cost is not included in the legislation, the
          initiative may not be enacted into law until it is funded through the normal legislative process.
          Click here for bill text
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               310   Grassroots lobbying (Trinward)                                                                      LVA                 MAJ:OTP-AM,                                            Administrative Law
                                                                                                                                             MIN:ONTP
          Proposes to define grassroots lobbying, require identification of sources of funding of such lobbying, reporting the dollar amount of expenditures for lobbying, and requiring a
          lobbying report.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030786&LD=310&Type=1&SessionID=8
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          1271       Changing public notice requirements (Hayes)                                                       SLG                  OTP-AM                                                  Administrative Law
          Changes the Administrative Procedure Act regarding the electronic publication of certain notices of agency actions.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1271&PID=1456&snum=124
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   Alternative Dispute Resolution
               897   Prohibit mandatory binding arbitration (Goode)                                                      JUD                ONTP                                                    Alternative Dispute
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Resolution
          Prohibits mandatory binding arbitration unless for collective bargaining agreements.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031657&LD=897&Type=1&SessionID=8
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           1256      Prohibit predispute mandatory binding arbitration and consumer contracts (Flaherty)                 JUD                Carry Over Request                                      Alternative Dispute
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Resolution
          Prohibits consumer contracts from containing predispute mandatory binding arbitration clauses.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1256&PID=1456&snum=124
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           1378      Adopt portions of Uniform Mediation Act (Wagner)                                                    JUD                Carry Over Request                                      Alternative Dispute
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Resolution
          Proposes to adopt portions of the Uniform Mediation Act, but does not appear to have been customized for Maine.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1378&PID=1456&snum=124
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            156       Increased Fine for Unlicensed Practice of Trade (Connor)                                            BRED             PL Chp. 44                                               BOG
          Increases the fines for an unlicensed practice of a trade or profession needing a license as required by Title 10, from a minimum of $100 to $1,000, not to exceed $5,000.
          Click here for bill text
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            165       Regulate Escrow Agents (Pilon)                                                                       IFS                PL Chp. 61                                            BOG
          Establishes a new law regulating escrow agents who effect the sale, transfer, and encumbrance or lease of real or personal property, by delivering a written instrument, money,
          evidence of title to real or personal property, or other thing of value. Requires such persons to be licensed, provides for the requirements to receive a license, requires records
          and accounting, establishes a conflict of interest law, and other new requirements.
          Click here for bill text
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            488       Inequity in judicial retirement system (Bliss)                                                      JUD                OTP-AM                    Monitor                   BOG
          Seeks to address inequities in the current judicial retirement system laws for five justices or judges who worked during a period in which the cost of living adjustments were
          withheld.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031045&LD=488&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            529       Create a traffic court (Pilon)                                                                      JUD               Carry Over Request        Oppose                     BOG
          Concept draft, proposes to move Violations Bureau from the district court to the office of the Secretary of State.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031126&LD=529&Type=1&SessionID=8
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             629      Budget documents list branches of government separately (Priest)                                  APPROP            Ext.Approved                                           BOG
          Appropriations and allocations for the judicial branch agencies, and the legislative branch agencies must be segregated in budget documents separate from appropriations and
          allocations from the other branches of government.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031288&LD=629&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            803       Active retired justice or judge to conduct arbitration or screening panel (Hastings)                 JUD              PL Chp. 136                                          BOG
          Proposes to allow active retired justices or judges to conduct arbitration or to chair medical malpractice screening panels.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031527&LD=803&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            882       Funding to modernize Maine's courts (Mitchell, E.)                                                    JUD                OTP-AM                 Support                    BOG
          Allows governmental facilities authority to issue securities up to $61 million for paying costs associated with the construction of a new court house in Augusta, renovations of
          court house in Dover-Foxcroft, and planning for an upgrade in Machias.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031628&LD=882&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            947       Judicial retirement program (Trinward)                                                       JUD                      OTP-AM                                               BOG
          Implements the recommendations of the Judicial Compensation Commission regarding judicial retirement obligations.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031723&LD=947&Type=1&SessionID=8
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          1111       Undue influence as legislators (Trinward)                                                            LVA                OTP-AM                                              BOG
          Proposes a new standard of undue influence for legislators regarding appearing for, representing, or advocating on behalf of another person, before a state agency or authority.
          Attempts to make exceptions for legislators engaging in the conduct of their profession, but is similar to language of concern introduced last year.

          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280032037&LD=1111&Type=1&SessionID=8
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          1132       Commission on indigent legal services (Hobbins)                                                JUD               OTP-AM                                                     BOG
          Establishes the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services to oversee assigned counsel, contracts for counsel, and have the general oversight of indigent legal services.

          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1132&PID=1456&snum=124
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   Business Law
            192       Index Minimum Wage to Inflation (Tuttle)                                                               LABOR               Carry Over Request                            Business Law
          Indexes Maine's minimum hourly wage on November 1 annually for affect on January 1 the following.
          Click here for bill text
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            443       Increase limits for small claims (Cleary)                                                            JUD                  OTP-AM                                         Business Law
          Would increase the jurisdictional limit of small claims from $4,500 to $10,000. Also changes the filing fee for small claims to: if $4,500 the fee is $50 and for actions with
          damages between $4,500 to $10,000 the filing fee is $120.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030970&LD=443&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            466       Limited liability company management standards (Hobbins)                                    JUD             PL Chp. 164                                                  Business Law
          Amends the Limited Liability Company Act, including if management of the company vests in one or more managers, a member of the company who is not a manager owes no
          duties to the company solely by reason of being a member.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031027&LD=466&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            508       Laws relating to corporations, LLCs and LLPs (Hobbins)                                                JUD                   PL Chp. 56                                   Business Law
          Secretary of State's bill to make a number of changes relating to corporations, limited liability corporations, and limited liability partnership laws.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031105&LD=508&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            835      Forcible entry and detainer laws (Cleary)                                                        LVA              PL Chp. 171                                             Business Law
          Allows a landlord to amend a seven-day notice of termination of tenancy and allows the landlord to combine the seven-day notice and the thirty-day notice into one notice.

          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031545&LD=835&Type=1&SessionID=8
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          1265       Low-profit limited liability companies (Flemings)                                                 JUD                OTP-AM                                               Business Law
          Establishes a new form of limited liability company formed for charitable or education purposes which must contain the abbreviation "L3C".
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1265&PID=1456&snum=124
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          1403       Uniform law on Article I of the UCC (Hobbins)                                                           JUD                 OTP-AM                                        Business Law
          Proposes updates to Article I of the UCC including comments.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1403&PID=1456&snum=124
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          1405       Update Article 7 of UCC (Hobbins)                                                                       JUD                 OTP-AM                                        Business Law
          Proposes to replace Article 7 of the UCC with a newer version.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1405&PID=1456&snum=124
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   Child Protection & Juvenile Justice
               162   Child Abuse and Neglect Information (Casavant)                                                        HHS                PL Chp. 38                Monitor                Child Protection &
                                                                                                                                                                                               Juvenile Justice
          DHHS bill clarifying the limits of disclosure of information in the investigation of abuse and neglect of children to be in compliance with federal requirements.
          Click here for bill text
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               567   Victims of domestic violence (Rosen, K.)                                                              CRIM              Resolve, Chp. 61           Monitor                Child Protection &
                                                                                                                                                                                               Juvenile Justice
          Makes a number of changes to domestic violence laws including requiring an assessment pertaining to dangerousness, electronic monitoring devices, establishment of an
          electronic monitoring program fund, and related changes.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031207&LD=567&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               643   Parenting coordinator - domestic relations (Hayes)                                                    JUD                OTP-AM                    Monitor                Child Protection &
                                                                                                                                                                                               Juvenile Justice
          Establishes the requirement of a parenting coordination assistance as appointed by the court during domestic relations issues.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031292&LD=643&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               827   Protection from abuse orders exempt from certain requirements (Bryant, M.)                            JUD               Passed to be enacted                              Child Protection &
                                                                                                                                                                                               Juvenile Justice
          Exempts foreign protection orders from the requirement of providing notice to the defendant and the 30 day waiting period for enforcement.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031568&LD=827&Type=1&SessionID=8
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           1115      Task force on kinship families (Cain)                                                                 HHS                Engrossed House &                                Child Protection &
                                                                                                                                              Senate                                           Juvenile Justice
          Proposes to establish a task force on kinship families (family members who care for a relative's child), identify issues, resources, and provide recommendations by 12/2/2009.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280032041&LD=1115&Type=1&SessionID=8
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           1143      Child custody and domestic violence presumptions (Morrison)                                           JUD                OTP-AM                                           Child Protection &
                                                                                                                                                                                               Juvenile Justice
          Makes a number of changes regarding rebuttable presumptions relating to parental rights and responsibilities in cases involving domestic abuse.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1143&PID=1456&snum=124
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           1263      Child abuse and neglect councils (Eaton)                                                              HHS               Passed to be enacted                              Child Protection &
                                                                                                                                                                                               Juvenile Justice
          Makes a number of changes to child abuse and neglect prevention councils including efforts to prevent child abuse. Services may include public awareness activities, safety
          education, referral to services and training for professionals.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1263&PID=1456&snum=124
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   Consumer & Financial Institution
               503   Regulate foreclosure negotiators (Bowman)                                                            IFS                OTP-AM                                                  Consumer &
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Financial Institution
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Law
          Persons acting as foreclosure negotiators relating to consumer residential mortgage loans must follow requirements regulating debt management service.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031097&LD=503&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               961   Amend the Condominium Act regarding liens (Dill)                                                     JUD                Ant.Div.Rep.                                            Consumer &
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Financial Institution
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Law
          Creates the concept of "priority amounts" to determine the expenses of heat and utilities paid by the association in order to preserve the unit during the six month period prior to
          initiating a lawsuit to enforce a lien; a lien under the new section would have priority over a first mortgage.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031749&LD=961&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               970   Security breach involving personal information (Priest)                                              IFS               PL Chp. 161                                              Consumer &
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Financial Institution
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Law
          Clarifies the use of an individual's personal information acquired through a security breach is a violation.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031769&LD=970&Type=1&SessionID=8
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           1184      Actions to recover personal property involving consumer credit (Hastings)                            JUD                OTP-AM                                                  Consumer &
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Financial Institution
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Law
          Proposes to establish a new equitable cause of action to resolve disputes regarding claims related to possession of personal property.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1184&PID=1456&snum=124
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           1289      Uniform debt management services act (Goode)                                                         JUD                Carry Over Request                                      Consumer &
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Financial Institution
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Law
          Proposes to adopt the Uniform Debt Management Services Act into law in Maine.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1289&PID=1456&snum=124
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           1402      Uniform prudent management of institutional funds act (Priest)                                       JUD                OTP-AM                                                  Consumer &
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Financial Institution
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Law
          Proposes to establish the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act including prefatory notes, and comments, along with proposing the Act.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1402&PID=1456&snum=124
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           1409      Supervisory amendments to banking and consumer credit (Treat)                                       IFS               Engrossed House and                             Consumer &
                                                                                                                                           Senate                                          Financial Institution
                                                                                                                                                                                           Law
          Makes changes to Article 6 of the Consumer Credit Code regarding information concerning creditors; nondepository trusts must report fiduciary assets, allows financial
          institutions chartered in other states to convert to a financial institution chartered in Maine. Also allows directors on boards of credit unions to receive compensation.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1409&PID=1456&snum=124
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           1418      Preventing unnecessary foreclosures (Treat)                                                         IFS                OTP-AM                                         Consumer &
                                                                                                                                                                                           Financial Institution
                                                                                                                                                                                           Law
          Requires mediation involving mortgage foreclosures on owner-occupied residential property. Violations would be considered an unfair trade practice.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1418&PID=1456&snum=124
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           1439      Conform state mortgage laws with federal laws (Bowman)                                              IFS               Ant.Div.Rep.                                    Consumer &
                                                                                                                                                                                           Financial Institution
                                                                                                                                                                                           Law
          Makes many changes to current law and lending provisions of the Consumer Credit Code to conform Maine law to federal laws.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1439&PID=1456&snum=124
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   Criminal Law
               249   Bail Defaults and Extradition (Crockett)                                                            CRIM               Engrossed House &                              Criminal Law
                                                                                                                                            Senate
          Raises from $20,000 to $35,000 the amount a prosecutorial district may collect from forfeited bail.
          Click here for bill text
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               441   Crime of motor vehicle violation resulting in death (Crockett, P.)                                  CRIM              Passed to be enacted                            Criminal Law

          Establishes a Class D strict liability of motor vehicle violation resulting in death.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030965&LD=441&Type=1&SessionID=8
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          1157       Information regarding sex offenders (Gerzofsky)                                                CRIM              OTP-AM                                               Criminal Law
          Proposes a number of changes to the criminal code related to sex offenders and also proposes to make the changes retroactive to January 1, 1982.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1157&PID=1456&snum=124
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           1166       Deadly force against individuals suffering from mental illness (Priest)                     CRIM              OTP-AM                                                 Criminal Law
          Proposes to implement the recommendations of the Ad Hoc Task Force of the Attorney General's review regarding law enforcement officers use of deadly force against
          individuals suffering from mental illness.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1166&PID=1456&snum=124
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           1179         Post-judgment mechanism for identity theft (Priest)                                                     JUD                OTP-AM                                                  Criminal Law
          Implements recommendations from the Criminal Law Advisory Commission establishing a post-judgment motion when a person's identity has been stolen and used in criminal,
          civil violation, or traffic infraction proceedings. Provides for relief of a court determination of factual innocence and the correction of the court records and related criminal justice
          agency records.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1179&PID=1456&snum=124
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          1200       Court-ordered mental health examinations in criminal cases (Priest)                         JUD                OTP-AM                                                                 Criminal Law
          Recommendation from the Criminal Law Advisory Commission relating to mental examinations of persons accused in criminal proceedings.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1200&PID=1456&snum=124
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          1275       Criminal Law Advisory (Gerzofsky)                                                                        CRIM                OTP-AM                                                   Criminal Law
          Proposes to implement the various recommendations proposed by the Criminal Law Advisory Commission.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1275&PID=1456&snum=124
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   Elder Law
             365      Estate recovery for MaineCare (Mills)                                                                            PL Chp. 150                                                         Elder Law
          Proposes the homestead allowance is the sole exemption for a decedent's homestead. Also expands the definition of "estate" for purposes of recovery by DHHS for MaineCare to
           include survivorship, living trust, tenancy in common, and other arrangements or mechanisms.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030905&LD=365&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               400   Long-term home-based care (Craven)                                                                       HHS       Engrossed House &                                                  Elder Law
                                                                                                                                        Senate
          Establishes in-home and community support services for persons with certain physical health, mental health, or other needs, and requires DHHS to undertake a planning
          process for the adoption of a unified budget.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030934&LD=400&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               524   Assistance to persons providing home health care for elders (Campbell)                                   HHS         Engrossed House &                                                Elder Law
                                                                                                                                          Senate
          Expands the definition of "home health care" to allow family members, friends, or neighbors to be caretakers and provide services which are reimbursable by Medicaid.

          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031134&LD=524&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            572       Elder death analysis review team (Campbell)                                                  HHS              PL Chp. 149                                                            Elder Law
          Department of Attorney General bill to expand the membership of the Maine Elder Death Analysis Review Team to include a sexual assault nurse examiner, a physician, and an
          emergency medical services' representative.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031206&LD=572&Type=1&SessionID=8
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             582      Statute of limitations against estates (Dill)                                                  JUD                 OTP-AM                                                        Elder Law
          Personal injury claims against an estate, without actual notice of the death of the decedent may be commenced within the statute of limitations, but recovery is limited to applicable
           insurance.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031234&LD=582&Type=1&SessionID=8
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             716      Definition of "Domestic Partner" regarding custody of remains (Pratt)                          JUD                 PL Chp. 159                                                   Elder Law
          Amends the definition of "Domestic Partner" to mean a person who is a mentally competent adult, legally domiciled for at least 12 months, not legally married or legally separated
           from another individual, and other changes to the definition regarding the custody of remains.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031391&LD=716&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            718       Cremated remains (Pratt)                                                                          BRED              PL Chp. 39                                                   Elder Law
          Reduces the length of time the cremated remains must be held by a funeral director or practitioner from four years to one year.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031404&LD=718&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            944       Evidentiary standard to establish guardianship (Bryant, M.)                           JUD                                 OTP-AM                                                 Elder Law
          Requires clear and convincing evidence to terminate a guardianship or conservatorship.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031720&LD=944&Type=1&SessionID=8
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           950       Maine estate tax (Cleary)                                                                               TAX               OTP-AM                                                  Elder Law
          Adjusts the unified credit for inflation, and proposes to discharge the personal liability of a personal representative three months after filing of an estate tax information return.

          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031725&LD=950&Type=1&SessionID=8
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          1000        Long-term care partnership program (Priest)                                                     HHS                       PL Chp. 101                                            Elder Law
          Makes the long-term care partnership program consistent with the provisions of the 2005 Deficit Reduction Act.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031867&LD=1000&Type=1&SessionID=8
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           1006       Probate and trust law advisory commission (Dill)                                          JUD                OTP-AM                                                              Elder Law
          Would establish the Probate and Trust Law Advisory Commission comprised of ten members to examine various probate and trust law issues, propose changes and make
          recommendations.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031856&LD=1006&Type=1&SessionID=8
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          1015        Commission to study replacement of long-term care facilities (Marrache)                          HHS              Resolve, Chp. 52                                               Elder Law
          Establishes a Commission to study the replacement of aging and outdated long-term care facilities with a report due by 11/13/2009 with recommendations.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031918&LD=1015&Type=1&SessionID=8
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           1039      Advanced directives (Bryant, M.)                                                                  JUD               Passed to be enacted                                       Elder Law

          Directs the Attorney General to develop an educational program for the public regarding end-of-life decisions, and to develop a program to educate the legal sector and others
          who prepare living wills and advanced directives.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031943&LD=1039&Type=1&SessionID=8
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          1073        Long-term supportive services (Peterson)                                                HHS                        PL Chp. 169                                                Elder Law
          Establishes coordinated in-home and community support services for the elderly and disabled adults.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031972&LD=1073&Type=1&SessionID=8
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           1245       Continuity of care for individuals in long-term care (Innes)                                              HHS             OTP-AM                                              Elder Law
          DHHS shall implement recommendations contained in a report to the Legislature pursuant to Resolve 2007, Ch. 61 regarding services to adult MaineCare members, identifying
          individuals for earliest possible intervention, providing support and training for in-state nursing facilities, and other recommendations.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1245&PID=1456&snum=124
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          1361       Direct support providers of shared living residential services (Mills)                            LABOR           OTP-AM                                                       Elder Law
          Makes changes to the employment law pertaining to direct support providers including respite care providers regarding unemployment compensation.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1361&PID=1456&snum=124
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          1364       Personal assistance workers (Peterson)                                                            HHS                Carry Over Request                                        Elder Law
          Establishes reimbursement by DHHS for personal assistance services commencing 10/1/09.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1364&PID=1456&snum=124
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   Family Law
            461       Amendments to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (Simpson)                        JUD                        PL Chp. 95                                                Family Law
          Department of HHS proposal to make a number of changes to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031003&LD=461&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            643       Parenting coordinator - domestic relations (Hayes)                                              JUD                OTP-AM                    Monitor                          Family Law
          Establishes the requirement of a parenting coordination assistance as appointed by the court during domestic relations issues.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031292&LD=643&Type=1&SessionID=8
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             716      Definition of "Domestic Partner" regarding custody of remains (Pratt)                          JUD                  PL Chp. 159                                               Family Law
          Amends the definition of "Domestic Partner" to mean a person who is a mentally competent adult, legally domiciled for at least 12 months, not legally married or legally separated
           from another individual, and other changes to the definition regarding the custody of remains.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031391&LD=716&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               827   Protection from abuse orders exempt from certain requirements (Bryant, M.)                           JUD               Passed to be enacted                                Family Law

          Exempts foreign protection orders from the requirement of providing notice to the defendant and the 30 day waiting period for enforcement.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031568&LD=827&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            944       Evidentiary standard to establish guardianship (Bryant, M.)                           JUD                              OTP-AM                                             Family Law
          Requires clear and convincing evidence to terminate a guardianship or conservatorship.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031720&LD=944&Type=1&SessionID=8
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           1115      Task force on kinship families (Cain)                                                                HHS                 Engrossed House &                                 Family Law
                                                                                                                                              Senate
          Proposes to establish a task force on kinship families (family members who care for a relative's child), identify issues, resources, and provide recommendations by 12/2/2009.

          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280032041&LD=1115&Type=1&SessionID=8
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          1143       Child custody and domestic violence presumptions (Morrison)                                       JUD                OTP-AM                                                Family Law
          Makes a number of changes regarding rebuttable presumptions relating to parental rights and responsibilities in cases involving domestic abuse.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1143&PID=1456&snum=124
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   Federal & State Taxation
           1279      Reduce income tax to 4.5% (Courtney)                                                                 TAX               Ext. Approved                                       Federal & State
                                                                                                                                                                                                Taxation
          Establishes a tax relief fund for Maine residents, and reduces the income tax rate of 8.5% down to 4.5% on a phased-in basis.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1279&PID=1456&snum=124
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           1288      Reduce income tax rates (Smith, D.)                                                                  TAX                Ant.Div.Rep.                                       Federal & State
                                                                                                                                                                                                Taxation
          Reduces over three-year period the income tax rates from the current 8.5% down to 4.5%. The bill also eliminates the State alternative minimum tax, and also makes some
          changes to the corporate income tax rate.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1288&PID=1456&snum=124
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           1401      Changes to tax laws (Watson)                                                                         TAX               OTP-AM                                              Federal & State
                                                                                                                                                                                                Taxation
          Department bill making a number of changes to the tax laws, including changes to the credit for rehabilitation of historic properties sold after 2007.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1401&PID=1456&snum=124
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   General Practice
            443       Increase limits for small claims (Cleary)                                                            JUD                  OTP-AM                                                General Practice
          Would increase the jurisdictional limit of small claims from $4,500 to $10,000. Also changes the filing fee for small claims to: if $4,500 the fee is $50 and for actions with
          damages between $4,500 to $10,000 the filing fee is $120.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030970&LD=443&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               703    Claims for civil perjury (Crockett, J.)                                                              JUD                Passed to be enacted                                    General Practice

          Codifies the holding in Bean v. Cummings concerning actions for civil perjury.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031374&LD=703&Type=1&SessionID=8
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          1258       Duty to report serious injuries (McCloud)                                                             CRIM                Ant.Div.Rep.                                           General Practice
          Establishes a cause of action for the intentional, knowingly, or reckless failure to report a serious injury.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1258&PID=1456&snum=124
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           1307       Limited immunity for road association directors (Duchesne)                                           JUD                Engrossed House &                                       General Practice
                                                                                                                                              Senate
          Establishes immunity for road association directors, commissioners, and volunteers from civil liability for personal injury, death or property damage, resulting from any act or
          emission within the course and scope of the activities of the road association.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1307&PID=1456&snum=124
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   Government & Public Sector
               129    Pilot Program for Early Voting (Mitchell)                                                            LVA                 Resolve Chp. 24                                        Government &
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Public Sector
          Would direct the Secretary of State to administer a pilot program for early voting, at polling places up to 10 days prior to election day, 2009. Submitted by the Secretary of State

          Click here for bill text
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               130    Municipal Flexibility to Disburse Fees (Perry)                                                       SLG                 PL Chap. 6                                             Government &
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Public Sector
          Allows municipal officers to adopt policies to permit disbursement of state fees once the warrant has been signed.
          Click here for bill text
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               150    Ongoing Absentee Voter Status (Hinck)                                                                LVA                 MAJ:OTP-AM,                                            Government &
                                                                                                                                               MIN:ONTP                                               Public Sector
          Creates a process for voters to request the status of ongoing absentee voter. Submitted by the Secretary of State
          Click here for bill text
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              89      Informal Conferences - Medical Disciplinary Proceedings (Rector)                                       BRED              PL Chp. 28                                               Health Law
          Allows for a subcommittee of the Board of Licensure in Medicine to undertake an informal conference.
          Click here for bill text
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            257      Health Technology Clinical Committee (Priest)                                                           IFS              Carry Over Request                                        Health Law
          Through the Maine Quality Forum, establishes the Health Technology Clinical Committee to review a health technology or healthcare service to be included as a covered benefit,
          identify whether the determination is consistent with Medicare decisions, specific criteria for participating state agencies, and make other recommendations.

          Click here for bill text
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            322       Prohibition on payment for healthcare mistakes (Crockett)                                             HHS                PL Chp. 31                                               Health Law
          Healthcare facilities are prohibited from charging a patient's employer for services related to a mistake or to correct a mistake.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030846&LD=322&Type=1&SessionID=8
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           1183       Predatory marketing practices against minors (Schneider)                                               BRED            Engrossed House and                                        Health Law
                                                                                                                                             Senate
          Prohibits the collection or use of health-related information via the internet or wireless communication, from a minor, without the express written consent of the parent or legal
          guardian. Violations would be treated as an unfair trade practice.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1183&PID=1456&snum=124
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          1205         Health care bill of rights (Treat)                                                                   IFS                Ant.Div.Rep.                                             Health Law
          Creates a number of changes to establish a health care bill of rights including publication of policies by carriers, explanation of benefits, provider profiling programs, information
           relating to rate filings, rate increases, loss information, and other changes.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1205&PID=1456&snum=124
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          1365       Establish a single payor health care system (Priest)                                                    IFS               Carry Over Request                                       Health Law
          Proposes to establish a single payor health care system.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1365&PID=1456&snum=124
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   Insurance Practice
            123       Insurance Electronic Filings (Bowman)                                                                  IFS               PL Chp. 14                                               Insurance Practice
          Requires electronic filings for required submissions relating to insurance. It is a Dept. of Prof. and Fin. Reg. legislation.
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           1183      Predatory marketing practices against minors (Schneider)                                              BRED              Engrossed House and                                    Insurance Practice
                                                                                                                                             Senate
          Prohibits the collection or use of health-related information via the internet or wireless communication, from a minor, without the express written consent of the parent or legal
          guardian. Violations would be treated as an unfair trade practice.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1183&PID=1456&snum=124
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   Labor & Employment Law
               84    Fair Pay (Simpson)                                                                                    LABOR               PL Chp. 29 Emergency                                 Labor & Employment
                                                                                                                                               5/4/09                                               Law
          Employers may not prohibit employees from disclosing the employee's own wage or from inquiring regarding another's wages for the purposes of the rights granted under the
          law. No obligation to disclose wages is created.
          Click here for bill text
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               322   Prohibition on payment for healthcare mistakes (Crockett)                                             HHS                 PL Chp. 31                                           Labor & Employment
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Law
          Healthcare facilities are prohibited from charging a patient's employer for services related to a mistake or to correct a mistake.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030846&LD=322&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               403   Increase minimum wage (Tuttle)                                                                        LABOR               Carry Over Request                                   Labor & Employment
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Law
          10/1/2010 Minimum wage would increase to $8.20 per hour starting 10/1/2011 would increase to $8.90 per hour.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030940&LD=403&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               962   Protect family care givers (Dill)                                                                     JUD                 MAJ:OTP-AM,                                          Labor & Employment
                                                                                                                                               MIN:ONTP                                             Law
          Amends the Maine Human Rights Act to establish the new category of "family care giver" as protected against discrimination in employment.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031761&LD=962&Type=1&SessionID=8
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           1108      Statute of limitations under Maine Human Rights Act (Dill)                                            JUD                 Engrossed House &                                    Labor & Employment
                                                                                                                                               Senate                                               Law
          Changes the statute of limitations to require a complaint be filed within 300 days of the alleged act of discrimination versus the current 6 months. Also requires an action be
          commenced by 90 days after the issuance of a right-to-sue letter.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280032034&LD=1108&Type=1&SessionID=8
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           1361      Direct support providers of shared living residential services (Mills)                               LABOR            OTP-AM                                               Labor & Employment
                                                                                                                                                                                                Law
          Makes changes to the employment law pertaining to direct support providers including respite care providers regarding unemployment compensation.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1361&PID=1456&snum=124
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           1384      Apportion benefits for multiple work injuries (Gerzofsky)                                            LABOR            OTP-AM                                               Labor & Employment
                                                                                                                                                                                                Law
          Reductions in benefits for injuries because of prior desettled injury is considered a direct apportionment and is prohibited and provides the Workers' Compensation Board with
          jurisdiction over proceedings.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1384&PID=1456&snum=124
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           1441      Severance pay (Jackson)                                                                              LABOR           ONTP                                                  Labor & Employment
                                                                                                                                                                                                Law
          Changes Maine's current severance law to require facilities who have employed 100 or more persons within the preceeding 36 month period to meet the requirements. Current
          law requires the facility employ 100 or more persons within a preceeding 12 month period. Employees redefined to mean a person employed at the establishment regardless of
          whether the person is actively working and also makes changes to the definition of pay.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1441&PID=1456&snum=124
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   Municipal Law
              59      Confidentiality of Correctional Plans (Crockett)                                                    CRIM             OTP-AM                                               Municipal Law
          Security plans for correctional facilities would be considered confidential under the freedom of access laws.
          Click here for bill text
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            195       Excise Tax on Vehicles (Knight)                                                                     TAX              Carry Over Request                                   Municipal Law
          Would base the excise tax for motor vehicles on 90% of the manufacturer's list price.
          Click here for bill text
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             652      Uniform building and energy code (Giles)                                                            BRED                 OTP-AM                                           Municipal Law
          Makes a number of changes to the recent law, including requiring SPO to publish a list by 1/1/10 of municipalities which must enforce the uniform building and energy code,
          allows local ordinances which are not inconsistent with the code, clarifies municipalities do not need to inspect, unless it is an enforcing municipality, and other changes.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031313&LD=652&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            739       Assessor and treasurer are incompatible municipal offices (Mills)                                      SLG             PL Chp. 57                                         Municipal Law
          Prohibits a person from holding the office of treasurer of a municipality while holding the office of assessor of the same municipality
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031447&LD=739&Type=1&SessionID=8
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           1172      Variances for parking structures for persons with permanent disability (Casavant)                    SLG              MAJ:OTP-AM,                                                Municipal Law
                                                                                                                                           MIN:OTP-AM
          Would allow a disability variance to be granted by a municipality with certain conditions such as the individual with a permanent disability, the parking or parking structure would
          be for a non-commercial vehicle, and the variance would be for items such as railing, wall or roof systems.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1172&PID=1456&snum=124
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   Natural Resources &
               330   Reclassification of waters (Eberle)                                                                  NR                PL Chp. 163                                               Natural Resources &
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Environmental Law
          DEP's bill to update the reclassification of Maine's rivers and streams.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030837&LD=330&Type=2&SessionID=8
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               460   Evaluate climate change adaptation options (Simpson)                                                 NR                 Resolve, Chp. 16                                         Natural Resources &
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Environmental Law
          DEP bill to create stakeholder group to review climate change adaptation options for Maine. A report is due by 2/27/2010, including recommendations relating to greenhouse
          gas offset projects, infrastructure and flooding issues, habitat and fish issues, ecosystems, agricultural and farming practices, and other issues.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031002&LD=460&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               476   DEP omnibus law (Goodall)                                                                            NR                 PL Chp. 121                                              Natural Resources &
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Environmental Law
          DEP's omnibus bill which contains a number of changes to environmental provisions including requiring the costs of preparing and implementing a natural resources
          restoration plan to be reimbursable under the oil clean up funds; discharges to groundwater from oil storage facilities is amended so that it is a discharge of oil from an oil
          storage facility; repeals the exemption on the prohibition of sales of certain transportation and transportation parts if containing brominated flame retardants; and a number of
          other changes.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031040&LD=476&Type=1&SessionID=8
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           1134      Maximum fee for DEP applications (Duchesne)                                                          NR                PL Chp. 160                                               Natural Resources &
                                                                                                                                            Emergency 5/18/09                                         Environmental Law
          DEP proposal to establish the maximum fee for processing applications may not exceed $250,000.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1134&PID=1456&snum=124
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           1268      Site location of development (Duchesne)                                                              NR                 OTP-AM                                                   Natural Resources &
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Environmental Law
          Prohibits site law projects from being permitted unless in certain locations such as those in locally designated growth areas, in a census designated place, or served by a public
          sewer system which has capacity for development. For residential subdivisions, additional standards are required. Also requires bonding or other security from an applicant,
          establishes changes to the long-term construction project process, and provides for general permit authority for DOT projects.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1268&PID=1456&snum=124
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           1333      Establish climate and energy provisions in site law (Pingree)                                          NR                 Ant.Div.Rep.                                          Natural Resources &
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Environmental Law
          Establishes the climate and energy planning provisions within natural resource laws, relating to energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, how those in turn relate to planning
          decisions regarding transit planning by DOT, resource management plans, construction standards, and others. Requires state authorities to undertake an analysis regarding
          the planning and decisions relating to the various greenhouse gas emission projects, determine whether the decisions are consistent with the State's greenhouse gas reduction
          goals, have a review of climate effects in state licensing decisions, and establishes waivers and qualified measures.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1333&PID=1456&snum=124
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           1471      Debarment from contracts with DEP (Mitchell)                                                           NR                  OTP-AM                                               Natural Resources &
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Environmental Law
          DEP may prohibit a person who has committed repeat violations from undertaking contracts with the Department under current law. The bill proposes to expand the debarment to
          any individual or business who may have a direct financial interest with the person who is debarred.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1471&PID=1456&snum=124
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   Real Estate & Title
              73      Right to Use Solar Energy (Hinck)                                                                    UTE                Ant.Div.Rep.                Monitor                    Real Estate & Title
          Prohibits any public or private entity from adopting laws, by-laws, dead restrictions or other measures prohibiting the installation or use of solar collectors or clotheslines for
          drying clothes. Prevailing party in any litigation is entitled to costs and reasonable attorneys fees.
          Click here for bill text
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            165       Regulate Escrow Agents (Pilon)                                                                       IFS                PL Chp. 61                Monitor                      Real Estate & Title
          Establishes a new law regulating escrow agents who effect the sale, transfer, and encumbrance or lease of real or personal property, by delivering a written instrument, money,
          evidence of title to real or personal property, or other thing of value. Requires such persons to be licensed, provides for the requirements to receive a license, requires records
          and accounting, establishes a conflict of interest law, and other new requirements.
          Click here for bill text
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           391     Clarifying adverse possession (Hobbins)                                                             JUD              OTP                       Support                            Real Estate & Title
          Amends adverse possession law so that if possession of land is by mistake regarding the true boundary line, the mistaken belief does not defeat a claim of adverse possession.

          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030919&LD=391&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            503       Regulate foreclosure negotiators (Bowman)                                                        IFS               OTP-AM                Monitor                               Real Estate & Title
          Persons acting as foreclosure negotiators relating to consumer residential mortgage loans must follow requirements regulating debt management service.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031097&LD=503&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            550       Protection from home fires and carbon monoxide (Diamond)                                         CRIM                 PL Chp. 162                Monitor                        Real Estate & Title
          Requires the installation of smoke detectors within or giving access to bedrooms, requires apartments occupied under terms of a rental agreement or month-to-month tenancy to
           be equipped with smoke detectors and requiring tenants to provide charged batteries, requires transfers of dwelling to certify the building is provided with smoke detectors in
          accordance with the law, also required the installation of carbon monoxide detectors.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031160&LD=550&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            615         Appraisal in eminent domain (Marrache)                                                          JUD               ONTP                   Monitor                              Real Estate & Title
          In a utility eminent domain proceeding, creates an appraisal process allowing for the hiring of independent appraiser to determine the amount of damages. If the owner does not
          proceed under the proposed new section, does not agree to the amount determined by the appraiser, may proceed to a review by the County Commissioners.

          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031245&LD=615&Type=1&SessionID=8
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             961       Amend the Condominium Act regarding liens (Dill)                                                   JUD                Ant.Div.Rep.                                             Real Estate & Title
          Creates the concept of "priority amounts" to determine the expenses of heat and utilities paid by the association in order to preserve the unit during the six month period prior to
          initiating a lawsuit to enforce a lien; a lien under the new section would have priority over a first mortgage.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031749&LD=961&Type=1&SessionID=8
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   Taxation
               51    Military Personnel - Homestead Property Tax (Emergency) (Mazurek)                                    TAX         Engrossed House &                                               Taxation
                                                                                                                                      Senate
          Would allow active duty service personnel permanently stationed in Maine to be deemed a permanent resident for the purposes of the Homestead Property Tax exemption.
          Click here for bill text
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   Trusts & Estates
            125       Commission to Study Public Retirement System (Tuttle)                                         LABOR              Carry Over Request                                             Trusts & Estates
          Establishes a commission comprised of five members to study the functions and operations of the public employees' retirement system, regarding sustainability for the future,
          with recommendations due by 12/2/09.
          Click here for bill text
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               198   Couple Maine Estate Tax with Federal Estate Tax (Knight)                                             TAX               MAJ:ONTP,                                                 Trusts & Estates
                                                                                                                                            MIN:OTP-AM
          Would conform Maine's estate tax with the federal estate tax by January 1, 2009.
          Click here for bill text
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            428       Intestate succession and wills regarding wrongful death (Dill)                        JUD                             PL Chp. 180                                               Trusts & Estates
          Increases the amount of punitive damages for wrongful death from $75,000 to $250,000.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030977&LD=428&Type=1&SessionID=8
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    Bill#            Title (Sponsor)                                                                                          Comm              Status                     Position
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             582      Statute of limitations against estates (Dill)                                                  JUD                 OTP-AM                                                         Trusts & Estates
          Personal injury claims against an estate, without actual notice of the death of the decedent may be commenced within the statute of limitations, but recovery is limited to applicable
           insurance.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031234&LD=582&Type=1&SessionID=8
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           950       Maine estate tax (Cleary)                                                                               TAX               OTP-AM                                                   Trusts & Estates
          Adjusts the unified credit for inflation, and proposes to discharge the personal liability of a personal representative three months after filing of an estate tax information return.

          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031725&LD=950&Type=1&SessionID=8
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           1006       Probate and trust law advisory commission (Dill)                                          JUD                OTP-AM                                                               Trusts & Estates
          Would establish the Probate and Trust Law Advisory Commission comprised of ten members to examine various probate and trust law issues, propose changes and make
          recommendations.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031856&LD=1006&Type=1&SessionID=8
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           1039      Advanced directives (Bryant, M.)                                                                        JUD                Passed to be enacted                                    Trusts & Estates

          Directs the Attorney General to develop an educational program for the public regarding end-of-life decisions, and to develop a program to educate the legal sector and others
          who prepare living wills and advanced directives.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031943&LD=1039&Type=1&SessionID=8
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          1404       Uniform Power of Attorney Act (Hobbins)                                                                 JUD                OTP-AM                                                  Trusts & Estates
          Contains prefatory notes, comments, and uniform and Maine comments.
          http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1404&PID=1456&snum=124
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   Women's Law
               236   Commission on Status of Women (Percy)                                                                   SLG                Passed to be enacted                                    Women's Law

          Would establish as permanent the commission on the status of women.
          Click here for bill text
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            373       Facilitate lactation at the workplace (Walsh Innes)                                           LABOR               PL Chp. 84                                                      Women's Law
          Requires employers to provide reasonable break time to provide for employees needing to express breast milk for nursing children.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030887&LD=373&Type=1&SessionID=8
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    Bill#            Title (Sponsor)                                                                                   Comm             Status                    Position
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            567       Victims of domestic violence (Rosen, K.)                                                     CRIM             Resolve, Chp. 61          Monitor                  Women's Law
          Makes a number of changes to domestic violence laws including requiring an assessment pertaining to dangerousness, electronic monitoring devices, establishment of an
          electronic monitoring program fund, and related changes.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031207&LD=567&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               742   Composition of commission on domestic and sexual abuse (Nutting)                                 SLG            Engrossed House and                               Women's Law
                                                                                                                                     Senate
          Adds additional four members representing underserved populations and one member providing services to tribal victims of domestic or sexual violence.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031450&LD=742&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               827   Protection from abuse orders exempt from certain requirements (Bryant, M.)                       JUD               Passed to be enacted                           Women's Law

          Exempts foreign protection orders from the requirement of providing notice to the defendant and the 30 day waiting period for enforcement.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031568&LD=827&Type=1&SessionID=8
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