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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                           PH, 2/9/09-3/6/09
          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
              28      Citizens' Initiatives (Emergency) (Bryant)                                                          LVA                ONTP                                                    Administrative Law
          Requires signature gathering for a people's veto referendum or direct initiative to voters registered in Maine.
          Click here for bill text
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               56    Interstate Compact on National Popular Vote (Martin)                                                 LVA                PH, 2/4/09, 10:00 a.m.,                                 Administrative Law
                                                                                                                                             SH, Rm. 437
          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                   PH, 2/4/09, 1:00 p.m.,                               Administrative Law
                                                                                                                                                SH, Rm. 437
          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                Introduced                                              Administrative Law
          Proposes to move the constitutional redistricting schedule from 2013 to 2012.
          Click here for bill text
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            219       Clean Election Candidates Use Maine Vendors (Diamond)                                               LVA               ONTP                                                     Administrative Law
          Clean Election candidates must use Maine vendors whenever available.
          Click here for bill text
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               226   U.S. Senate Vacancy by Election (Diamond)                                                             LVA                PH, 3/4/09, 10:00 a.m.,                            Administrative Law
                                                                                                                                              CB, Rm 216
          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                    PH, 2/18/09, 10:00                             Administrative Law
                                                                                                                                                  a.m., SH, Rm. 437
          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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               259   Clean Election Act (Giles)                                                                            LVA               PH, 3/9/09, 10:00 a.m.,                             Administrative Law
                                                                                                                                             SH, Rm. 437
          Increases the amount of seed money that Clean Election candidates may receive.
          Click here for bill text
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               310   Grassroots lobbying (Trinward)                                                                        LVA               PH, 2/18/09, 1:00 p.m.,                             Administrative Law
                                                                                                                                             SH, Rm. 437
          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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               19      Public Restroom Requirements (Beaudoin)                                                          HHS                  ONTP                                                BOG
          Requires places of public accommodation, which includes a long list from hotels, restaurants, law offices, hospitals, etc. which provide restroom facilities must provide disposal
          toilet seat covers.
          Click here for bill text
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               135   Mileage Reimbursement for Jurors (Theriault)                                                          APPROP            WS, 3/3/09, 1:00 p.m.,                              BOG
                                                                                                                                             SH, Rm. 438
          Increases the mileage reimbursement paid to a juror to $.32 per mile.
          Click here for bill text
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               156   Increased Fine for Unlicensed Practice of Trade (Connor)                                              BRED            WS, 3/5/09, 1:00 p.m.,                                BOG
                                                                                                                                           CB, Rm. 208
          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               OTP-AM                                                 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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            487       Increase judicial salaries (Bliss)                                                          JUD                Introduced                                                     BOG
          Judicial Compensation Commission recommendations to increase the judicial salaries which would have been achieved if the 1996 recommendations had been fully implemented.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031044&LD=487&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            488       Inequity in judicial retirement system (Bliss)                                                      JUD                Introduced                                             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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               491   Reform judicial system (Jackson)                                                                      JUD                 PH, 3/12/09, 1:00 p.m.,                              BOG
                                                                                                                                               SH, Rm 438
          Concept draft which proposes to repeal all state laws regulating the practice of law, eliminate pre-litigation screening panels, direct the Attorney General to initiate a class
          action lawsuit against judges.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031073&LD=491&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               529   Create a traffic court (Pilon)                                                                        JUD                 PH, 3/12/09, 1:00 p.m.,                              BOG
                                                                                                                                               SH, Rm 438
          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            Introduced                                                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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   Business Law
               148   Notice of Foreclosure to Tenants (Priest)                                                             JUD                 WS, 2/17/09, 1:30 p.m.,                              Business Law
                                                                                                                                               SH, Rm. 427
          Requires mortgagee to provide notice of foreclosure proceedings to all occupants of a mortgaged premise.
          Click here for bill text
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            192       Index Minimum Wage to Inflation (Tuttle)                                                               LABOR               Introduced                                      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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               394   Nonprofit organizations protected from embezzlement (Hobbins)                                           JUD                 PH, 3/12/09, 1:00 p.m.,                         Business Law
                                                                                                                                                 SH, Rm 438
          Amends Nonprofit Corporation Act to require two authorized signatures on every check issued by a public benefit corporation.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030927&LD=394&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            443       Increase limits for small claims (Cleary)                                                            JUD                  Introduced                                       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  WS, 3/3/09, 1:00 p.m.,                                         Business Law
                                                                                                                                  SH, RM. 438
          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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               502   Annual reports of non-profit corporations (Bowman)                                                      JUD              PH, 3/12/09, 1:00 p.m.,                            Business Law
                                                                                                                                              SH, Rm 438
          Would require the annual reporting of salaries for individuals such as president, treasurer, registered agent, secretary, or clerk. Also requires a summary of the corporation's
          gross revenues and gross expenses.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031095&LD=502&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            508       Laws relating to corporations, LLCs and LLPs (Hobbins)                                                JUD                   Introduced                                     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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            641       Foreclosure actions - notify assessors (Beaudette)                                              JUD                Introduced                                              Business Law
          Notices of foreclosures brought under the power of sale provisions, must be sent to Municipal Assessors 60 days prior to the completion of the foreclosure.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031306&LD=641&Type=1&SessionID=8
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    Bill#            Title (Sponsor)                                                                                        Comm             Status                      Position
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   Child Protection & Juvenile Justice
               25    Child Victims of Sexual Abuse (Edgecomb)                                                              JUD               WS, 3/3/09, 1:00 p.m.,     Monitor       Child Protection &
                                                                                                                                             SH, Rm. 438                              Juvenile Justice
          Makes changes to the admissibility of out-of-court statements by certain victims of sexual assault.
          Click here for bill text
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               162   Child Abuse and Neglect Information (Casavant)                                                        HHS               WS, 3/3/09, 1:00 p.m.,     Monitor       Child Protection &
                                                                                                                                             SH, Rm. 438                              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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               251   Consent of Legal Guardian/Medication to Minors (Cebra)                                                HHS                PH, 3/4/09, 9:00 a.m.,    No interest   Child Protection &
                                                                                                                                              CB, Rm 209; WS,                         Juvenile Justice
                                                                                                                                              3/5/09, 1:00 p.m., CB,
                                                                                                                                              Rm 209
          Prohibits dispensing prescription drugs to a minor without express consent of a parent or legal guardian.
          Click here for bill text
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               300   Increase child support collection through new hire reporting (Simpson)                                JUD                PH, 2/26/09, 1:00 p.m., No interest     Child Protection &
                                                                                                                                              SH, Rm. 438                             Juvenile Justice
          Requires employers using contracted services to report when services equal or exceed $600. Defines independent contractor to mean person receiving compensation or
          executes a contract for services performed for a particular employer.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030777&LD=300&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               324   Limited information in domestic violence cases (Haskell)                                              JUD                Introduced                No interest   Child Protection &
                                                                                                                                                                                      Juvenile Justice
          Allows law enforcement agencies to share certain information and reports with family violence projects and providers of services to victims.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030852&LD=324&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               326   Permanent protection from abuse orders (Campbell)                                                     JUD                Introduced                Monitor       Child Protection &
                                                                                                                                                                                      Juvenile Justice
          Allows the court to issue a permanent protection order.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030831&LD=326&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               423   MaineCare reimbursement for durable medical equipment (Clark)                                         HHS                Introduced                No interest   Child Protection &
                                                                                                                                                                                      Juvenile Justice
          Children under 18 years of age may receive MaineCare reimbursement for certain durable medical equipment.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030968&LD=423&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               426   Stepparents to take certain actions (Clark)                                                       JUD                   PH, 3/10/09, 1:00 p.m., No interest      Child Protection &
                                                                                                                                             SH, Rm 438                               Juvenile Justice
          Concept draft, proposing that stepparents can be authorized to make decisions regarding education, medical care, and receive medical and school records for stepchildren.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030973&LD=426&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               483   Service of protection from harassment and abuse (Haskell)                                         CRIM                  PH, 3/2/09, 10:00 a.m., No interest      Child Protection &
                                                                                                                                             SH, Rm 436                               Juvenile Justice
          Dept. of Corrections proposal to allow service of protection from harassment and abuse orders on defendants incarcerated.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031047&LD=483&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               528   Prohibit person terminated parental rights to gain custody of a grandchild (Clark)                JUD                   PH, 3/10/09, 1:00 p.m., Monitor          Child Protection &
                                                                                                                                             SH, Rm 438                               Juvenile Justice
          Grandparent may not be awarded rights of contact if the person's parental rights with respect to any child have been terminated.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031123&LD=528&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               567   Victims of domestic violence (Rosen, K.)                                                          CRIM                  Introduced              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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               614   Child support collection procedures (Goodall)                                                     JUD                 PH, 3/10/09, 1:00 p.m., No interest        Child Protection &
                                                                                                                                           SH, Rm 438                                 Juvenile Justice
          Allows enforcement activities concerning past due child support payments once a non-custodial parent has filed a motion to modify.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031244&LD=614&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               643   Parenting coordinator - domestic relations (Hayes)                                                JUD                   Introduced              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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               689   Guardians Ad Litem (Smith, D.)                                                                    JUD                 Introduced                                 Child Protection &
                                                                                                                                                                                      Juvenile Justice
          Requires the Court to appoint a Guardian Ad Litem in cases of domestic abuse unless the Court determines one is not necessary.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031371&LD=689&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               756   Misuse of protection from abuse (Schatz)                                                           JUD               Introduced                                         Child Protection &
                                                                                                                                                                                             Juvenile Justice
          Makes a number of changes from the protection from abuse laws including attorneys' fees if allegations made by plaintiffs were false or substantially inadequate, extensions may
          not exceed two years, an order entered as a consent agreement may only be extended with the consent of both parties.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031464&LD=756&Type=1&SessionID=8
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   Consumer & Financial Institution
               202   Dept. of Corrections to Accept Bank Checks (Knight)                                                CRIM              PH, 2/25/09, 10:00                                 Consumer &
                                                                                                                                          a.m., SH, Rm. 436;                                 Financial Institution
                                                                                                                                          WS, 3/4/09, 10:00 a.m.,                            Law
                                                                                                                                           SH, Rm 436
          Requires Dept. of Corrections to accept checks, except a personal check, without a hold for 14 days.
          Click here for bill text
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               446   Credit card and debit card holds (Beaudoin)                                                        IFS               PH, 3/3/09, 1:00 p.m.,                             Consumer &
                                                                                                                                          SH, RM. 427; WS,                                   Financial Institution
                                                                                                                                          3/10/09, 1:00 p.m., SH,                            Law
                                                                                                                                          Rm 427
          Prohibits a merchant from placing a hold on the credit for funds available and must remove the hold within one hour of completion of the transaction.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030976&LD=446&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               503   Regulate foreclosure negotiators (Bowman)                                                          IFS               Introduced                                         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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   Criminal Law
               187   OUI Test for Bodily Injury (Schatz)                                                                CRIM              WS, 3/4/09, 10:00 a.m.,                            Criminal Law
                                                                                                                                          SH, Rm. 436
          Mandatory OUI test for accident causing apparent serious bodily injury.
          Click here for bill text
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               249   Bail Defaults and Extradition (Crockett)                                                           CRIM              WS, 3/4/09, 10:00 a.m.,                            Criminal Law
                                                                                                                                          SH, Rm 436
          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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    Bill#            Title (Sponsor)                                                                                        Comm              Status                      Position
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            284       Good time for incarcerated persons (Schatz)                                           CRIM                               Introduced                                     Criminal Law
          Increases the amount of earned good time available for incarcerated individuals.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030753&LD=284&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            441       Crime of motor vehicle violation resulting in death (Crockett, P.)                    CRIM                               Introduced                                     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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               442   Require prisoners to perform community service (McFadden)                                              CRIM     PH, 3/2/09, 10:00 a.m.,                                  Criminal Law
                                                                                                                                     SH, Rm 436
          Would require prisoners to undertake community service, and requires University of Maine, College System, Maritime Academy, counties and public non-profit entities to create
          food composting programs by 12/30/09.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030995&LD=442&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            747       Split sentencing alternatives (Schatz)                                                              CRIM              Introduced                                        Criminal Law
          Specifies the initial portion of imprisonment may not exceed one-third of the sentence, if court believes a greater sentence is needed, shall state in writing its findings.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031455&LD=747&Type=1&SessionID=8
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   Elder Law
               217   Long-term Care Planning for Elderly (Beaulieu)                                                         HHS           PH, 2/11/09, 9:00 a.m.,                             Elder Law
                                                                                                                                          CB, Rm. 209
          DHHS to amend rules for MaineCare regarding "bed hold" rule; also shall amend its rules for licensure of general and specialty hospitals relating to discharge planning
          process.
          Click here for bill text
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               365   Estate recovery for MaineCare (Mills)                                                                            PH, 2/26/09, 1:00 p.m.,                                 Elder Law
                                                                                                                                      SH, Rm 438
          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         PH, 3/3/09, 11:00 a.m.,                               Elder Law
                                                                                                                                        CB, Rm 209; WS,
                                                                                                                                        3/4/09, 2:00 p.m., CB,
                                                                                                                                        Rm 209
          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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    Bill#            Title (Sponsor)                                                                                      Comm             Status                     Position
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               416   Funding for ElderCare Network (McKane)                                                              APPROP             PH, 3/4/09, 9:00 a.m.,                                   Elder Law
                                                                                                                                            CB, Rm 209; WS,
                                                                                                                                            3/5/09, 1:00 p.m., CB,
                                                                                                                                            Rm 209
          Includes a $250,000 one time appropriation to fund the ElderCare Network, and restricts out-of-state travel for the executive branch and fiscal savings are to be transferred to the
          General Fund.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030957&LD=416&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            524       Assistance to persons providing home health care for elders (Campbell)                            HHS               Introduced                                                 Elder Law
          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               Introduced                                                      Elder Law
          Department of Attorney General bill to expand the membership of the Maine Elder Death Analysis Review Team to include a sexual assualt 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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            573       Assisted living provide automated external defibrillators (Davis)                                HHS                  Introduced                                               Elder Law
          DHHS to establish rules requiring assisted housing programs to have automated external defibrillators, and plans.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031210&LD=573&Type=1&SessionID=8
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             582      Statute of limitations against estates (Dill)                                                  JUD                 Introduced                                                  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                  Introduced                                                 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              Introduced                                                 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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   Family Law
            376       Probate court not to hear domestic court cases (Wagner)                                  JUD                             Introduced                                           Family Law
          Removes certain family law cases from probate court so that jurisdiction may be with district court.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030891&LD=376&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               426   Stepparents to take certain actions (Clark)                                                           JUD         PH, 3/10/09, 1:00 p.m., No interest                          Family Law
                                                                                                                                       SH, Rm 438
          Concept draft, proposing that stepparents can be authorized to make decisions regarding education, medical care, and receive medical and school records for stepchildren.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030973&LD=426&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               461   Amendments to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (Simpson)                                     JUD                 PH, 3/10/09, 1:00 p.m.,                              Family Law
                                                                                                                                               SH, Rm 438
          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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               614   Child support collection procedures (Goodall)                                                         JUD         PH, 3/10/09, 1:00 p.m., No interest                          Family Law
                                                                                                                                       SH, Rm 438
          Allows enforcement activities concerning past due child support payments once a non-custodial parent has filed a motion to modify.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031244&LD=614&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            643       Parenting coordinator - domestic relations (Hayes)                                              JUD                Introduced                      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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            689       Guardians Ad Litem (Smith, D.)                                                                JUD              Introduced                                                     Family Law
          Requires the Court to appoint a Guardian Ad Litem in cases of domestic abuse unless the Court determines one is not necessary.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031371&LD=689&Type=1&SessionID=8
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             716      Definition of "Domestic Partner" regarding custody of remains (Pratt)                          JUD                 Introduced                                                 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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   General Practice
            443       Increase limits for small claims (Cleary)                                                            JUD                  Introduced                                          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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    Bill#            Title (Sponsor)                                                                                       Comm             Status                        Position
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            703       Claims for civil perjury (Crockett, J.)                                               JUD                             Introduced                                                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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            784       Recovery of personal property (Dill)                                                               JUD                Introduced                                                General Practice
          Repeals the personal property forcible entry and detainer action and replaces it with an equitable cause of action to resolve disputes in title over the possession of personal
          property.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031496&LD=784&Type=1&SessionID=8
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   Government & Public Sector
               105   Contributions to Traditionally Funded Campaigns (Davis)                                              LVA                PH, 2/4/09, 10:00 a.m.,                                  Government &
                                                                                                                                             SH, Rm. 437                                              Public Sector
          Increases the contribution limit to traditionally funded candidates from $500 to $2,000 for a gubernatorial race and from $250 to $500 in a legislative race.
          Click here for bill text
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               106   Prohibit Const. Officers from Endorsing Candidates (Cebra)                                           LVA                ONTP                                                     Government &
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Public Sector
          Constitutional officers may not endorse candidates for the legislature.
          Click here for bill text
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               116   Political Signs on Private Property (Eberle)                                                         LVA                ONTP                                                     Government &
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Public Sector
          Prohibits placing a political sign any where except for private property. Also requires permission of the landowner prior to placing the sign.
          Click here for bill text
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               129   Pilot Program for Early Voting (Mitchell)                                                            LVA                PH, 2/4/09, 1:00 p.m.,                                   Government &
                                                                                                                                             SH, Rm. 437                                              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                OTP                                                      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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               143   Secession from a County (Robinson)                                                                  SLG                ONTP                                         Government &
                                                                                                                                                                                         Public Sector
          Municipalities do not need to share a political border to secede from a county to join another county.
          Click here for bill text
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               150   Ongoing Absentee Voter Status (Hinck)                                                               LVA                WS, 2/11/09, 1:00 p.m.,                      Government &
                                                                                                                                            SH, Rm. 437 TABLED                           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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               321   State Residency for General Assistance (Knight)                                                     HHS                Introduced                                   Government &
                                                                                                                                                                                         Public Sector
          Would require residency within the state for at least 90 days in order to receive general assistance.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030842&LD=321&Type=2&SessionID=8
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   Health Law
              63      Reduce Fees for Biomedical Waste (Pinkham)                                                       NR              ONTP                                              Health Law
          Requires DEP to adopt rules assessing registration fee of $50 for biomedical waste generators of less than 10 pounds per month. Prohibits an annual registration fee
          assessment, also prohibits reclassification based on immunizations.
          Click here for bill text
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              89      Informal Conferences - Medical Disciplinary Proceedings (Rector)                                   BRED               OTP-AM                                       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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              99      Release of HIV Information (Pinkham)                                                                HHS                ONTP                                        Health Law
          Persons subject to an HIV test authorizes release of medical information on a general form, it will serve as a release of information on HIV status.
          Click here for bill text
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               217   Long-term Care Planning for Elderly (Beaulieu)                                                      HHS              PH, 2/11/09, 9:00 a.m.,                        Health Law
                                                                                                                                          CB, Rm. 209
          DHHS to amend rules for MaineCare regarding "bed hold" rule; also shall amend its rules for licensure of general and specialty hospitals relating to discharge planning
          process.
          Click here for bill text
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               257   Health Technology Clinical Committee (Priest)                                                           IFS               WS, 2/17/09, 1:30 p.m.,                          Health Law
                                                                                                                                               SH, Rm. 427 TABLED

          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               PH, 3/3/09, 1:00 p.m.,                           Health Law
                                                                                                                                               CB, Rm 209; WS
                                                                                                                                               3/4/09, 1:00 p.m., CB,
                                                                                                                                               Rm 209
          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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            323       Transparency in health insurance markets (Treat)                                                      IFS                Introduced                                       Health Law
          Requires health insurers to provide information relating to policies, an explanation of benefits, and notices of cancellations for non-payment.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030847&LD=323&Type=1&SessionID=8
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   Insurance Practice
              62      Property Insurance - Rebuild Timeframe (Pinkham)                                                 IFS                     ONTP                                             Insurance Practice
          Prohibits an insurance contract from requiring the rebuilding of an insured home less than 36 months from the date of loss.
          Click here for bill text
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            123       Insurance Electronic Filings (Bowman)                                                                  IFS               OTP                                              Insurance Practice
          Requires electronic filings for required submissions relating to insurance. It is a Dept. of Prof. and Fin. Reg. legislation.
          Click here for bill text
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            216       Property Insurance on Primary Residence (Davis)                                                        IFS               ONTP                                             Insurance Practice
          Provides an alternative insured value for primary residence which may be less than the actual cash value.
          Click here for bill text
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   Labor & Employment Law
               84    Fair Pay (Simpson)                                                                                      LABOR             OTP-AM                                           Labor & Employment
                                                                                                                                                                                                Law
          Allows employees to inquire regarding wages, and prohibits employers from discharging employees for such questions.
          Click here for bill text
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    Bill#            Title (Sponsor)                                                                                        Comm               Status                    Position
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               322   Prohibition on payment for healthcare mistakes (Crockett)                                             HHS                 PH, 3/3/09, 1:00 p.m.,                              Labor & Employment
                                                                                                                                               CB, Rm 209; WS                                      Law
                                                                                                                                               3/4/09, 1:00 p.m., CB,
                                                                                                                                               Rm 209
          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               Introduced                                          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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   Municipal Law
               59    Confidentiality of Correctional Plans (Crockett)                                                      CRIM                PH, 2/25/09, 10:00                                  Municipal Law
                                                                                                                                               a.m., SH, 436; WS,
                                                                                                                                               3/4/09, 10:00 a.m., SH,
                                                                                                                                               436
          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                 Introduced                                          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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               463   Nonresident property owners to vote on municipal matters (Sherman)                                    SLG                 PH, 3/4/09, 1:00 p.m.,                              Municipal Law
                                                                                                                                               CB, Rm 216
          Allows persons 18 years of age or older to vote in municipal budget matters if an owner of real property within the municipality.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031023&LD=463&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               535   Temporary placement of structures (Chase)                                                             NR               PH, 3/10/09, 1:00 p.m.,                                Municipal Law
                                                                                                                                            CB, Rm 214
          Allows the erection of a temporary structure to protect the property from a natural disaster, occurrence or event. Such structure must be removed as soon as practicable within 7
          months of its completion, yet the support may remain permanently if it does not interfere with any natural element.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031145&LD=535&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               587   Board of selectmen to fill vacancy (Robinson)                                                       SLG               PH, 3/4/09, 1:00 p.m.,                                    Municipal Law
                                                                                                                                           CB, Rm 216
          Allows a Board of Selectmen to fill a vacancy in certain circumstances.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031240&LD=587&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               646   Prohibit discharges from paper mills (Bolduc)                                                       NR                PH, 3/10/09, 1:00 p.m.,                                   Municipal Law
                                                                                                                                           CB, Rm 214
          Concept draft to prohibit all discharges from pulp and paper mills and municipalities into the rivers of the State.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031297&LD=646&Type=1&SessionID=8
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             652      Uniform building and energy code (Giles)                                                            BRED                 Introduced                                            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            Introduced                                               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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            763       Warrant article petition process (Willette)                                           SLG                            Introduced                                                Municipal Law
          Allows municipal officers to refuse to place a petitioned article on a warrant.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031472&LD=763&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            765       Local option homestead program (Cebra)                                                         TAX                   Introduced                                                Municipal Law
          Creates the Local Option Homestead Property Tax Exemption Act to allow municipal authorities to adopt local programs.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031474&LD=765&Type=1&SessionID=8
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   Natural Resources &
               229   Promote Clean Waters (Nutting)                                                                      NR                Ant.Div.Rep.                                              Natural Resources &
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Environmental Law
          Makes a number of changes to the water reclassification laws and other laws, including repealing the requirement for the BEP to hold a public hearing in the affected area
          relating to reclassification; establishes a new prohibition on the ability for a municipality to discharge untreated sewerage waters, including combined sewer overflow discharges.
          Click here for bill text
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               330   Reclassification of waters (Eberle)                                                                 NR                 PH, 2/17/09, 1:00 p.m.,                                  Natural Resources &
                                                                                                                                            CB, Rm. 214                                              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                PH, 3/3/09, 1:00 p.m.,                                 Natural Resources &
                                                                                                                                              CB, Rm 214                                             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                  Introduced                                           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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               535   Temporary placement of structures (Chase)                                                              NR              PH, 3/10/09, 1:00 p.m.,                                  Natural Resources &
                                                                                                                                            CB, Rm 214                                               Environmental Law
          Allows the erection of a temporary structure to protect the property from a natural disaster, occurrence or event. Such structure must be removed as soon as practicable within 7
          months of its completion, yet the support may remain permanently if it does not interfere with any natural element.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031145&LD=535&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               646   Prohibit discharges from paper mills (Bolduc)                                                          NR                 PH, 3/10/09, 1:00 p.m.,                               Natural Resources &
                                                                                                                                               CB, Rm 214                                            Environmental Law
          Concept draft to prohibit all discharges from pulp and paper mills and municipalities into the rivers of the State.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031297&LD=646&Type=1&SessionID=8
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   Real Estate & Title
               73    Right to Use Solar Energy (Hinck)                                                                      UTE               WS, 2/26/09, 1:00 p.m.,                                Real Estate & Title
                                                                                                                                               CB, Rm 211
          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.
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              93      Jurisdiction of Home Construction Contracts (Crockett)                                        JUD                ONTP                                                          Real Estate & Title
          Require actions brought by contractors or subs to recover payments under a home construction contract, must be brought in the county in which the construction is located.
          Click here for bill text
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            165       Regulate Escrow Agents (Pilon)                                                                       IFS               OTP-AM                     Concerned                    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               Introduced                                                  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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               433   Inspection of chimneys upon sale or transfer (Rosen, K.)                                            CRIM               PH, 3/2/09, 10:00 a.m.,                                  Real Estate & Title
                                                                                                                                            SH, Rm 436
          Requires public safety to adopt rules pertaining to the maintenance of chimneys, fire places, vents and solid fuel burning appliances, and to require upon sale or transfer of
          property an inspection of chimneys.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030986&LD=433&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            503       Regulate foreclosure negotiators (Bowman)                                                        IFS               Introduced                                                  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                PH, 3/2/09, 10:00 a.m.,                                 Real Estate & Title
                                                                                                                                             SH, Rm 436
          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                Introduced                                                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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            641       Foreclosure actions - notify assessors (Beaudette)                                              JUD                Introduced                                                 Real Estate & Title
          Notices of foreclosures brought under the power of sale provisions, must be sent to Municipal Assessors 60 days prior to the completion of the foreclosure.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031306&LD=641&Type=1&SessionID=8
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             728      Protect homeowners in foreclosure proceedings (Bartlett)                                           IFS                Introduced                                              Real Estate & Title
          The Court shall refer parties prior to a hearing and judgment to alternative dispute resolution. Mortgages executed prior to 10/1/75 the period of redemption is one year from the
          date of judgment unless the mortgage contains language to the contrary. Mortgage foreclosures initiated on or after 10/1/09 the period of redemption is one year from the date of
           judgment.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031412&LD=728&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            784       Recovery of personal property (Dill)                                                               JUD                Introduced                                              Real Estate & Title
          Repeals the personal property forcible entry and detainer action and replaces it with an equitable cause of action to resolve disputes in title over the possession of personal
          property.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031496&LD=784&Type=1&SessionID=8
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   Taxation
               51    Military Personnel - Homestead Property Tax (Emergency) (Mazurek)                                   TAX          Ant.Div.Rep. OTP-                                             Taxation
                                                                                                                                      AM/ONTP
          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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               72    Tax on Fuel Used in Agriculture, Etc. (Edgecomb)                                                    TAX                WS, 2/12/09, 1:00 p.m.,                                 Taxation
                                                                                                                                            SH, 127 TABLED
          Provides a refund on the motor fuel tax for commercial forestry, agriculture and fishing under certain instances.
          Click here for bill text
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   Trusts & Estates
               23    Powers of Attorney (MacDonald)                                                                      JUD                PH, 2/17/09, 1:00 p.m.,                                 Trusts & Estates
                                                                                                                                            SH, Rm. 438
          Extend duration of a POA if subject of POA is impaired.
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    Bill#            Title (Sponsor)                                                                                      Comm             Status                     Position
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               125   Commission to Study Public Retirement System (Tuttle)                                               LABOR        WS, 2/23/09, 1:00 p.m.,                                      Trusts & Estates
                                                                                                                                       CB, Rm. 220 TABLED
          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                Introduced                                             Trusts & Estates
          Would conform Maine's estate tax with the federal estate tax by January 1, 2009.
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               217   Long-term Care Planning for Elderly (Beaulieu)                                                      HHS              PH, 2/11/09, 9:00 a.m.,                                  Trusts & Estates
                                                                                                                                          CB, Rm. 209
          DHHS to amend rules for MaineCare regarding "bed hold" rule; also shall amend its rules for licensure of general and specialty hospitals relating to discharge planning
          process.
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               428   Intestate succession and wills regarding wrongful death (Dill)                                      JUD                PH, 2/26/09, 1:00 p.m.,                                Trusts & Estates
                                                                                                                                            SH, RM. 438
          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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             582      Statute of limitations against estates (Dill)                                                  JUD                 Introduced                                                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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               236   Commission on Status of Women (Percy)                                                               SLG                PH, 2/23/09, 10:00 am,                                 Women's Law
                                                                                                                                            CB, Rm. 216
          Would establish as permanent the commission on the status of women.
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            324       Limited information in domestic violence cases (Haskell)                                         JUD                Introduced                  No interest                  Women's Law
          Allows law enforcement agencies to share certain information and reports with family violence projects and providers of services to victims.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030852&LD=324&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            326       Permanent protection from abuse orders (Campbell)                                     JUD                          Introduced               Monitor                         Women's Law
          Allows the court to issue a permanent protection order.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280030831&LD=326&Type=1&SessionID=8
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               373   Facilitate lactation at the workplace (Walsh Innes)                                              LABOR             PH, 3/2/09, 1:00 p.m.,                                    Women's Law
                                                                                                                                        CB, Rm 220
          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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               483   Service of protection from harassment and abuse (Haskell)                                        CRIM               PH, 3/2/09, 10:00 a.m., No interest                      Women's Law
                                                                                                                                         SH, Rm 436
          Dept. of Corrections proposal to allow service of protection from harassment and abuse orders on defendants incarcerated.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031047&LD=483&Type=1&SessionID=8
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            567       Victims of domestic violence (Rosen, K.)                                                     CRIM              Introduced               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                Introduced                                                  Women's Law
          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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            756       Misuse of protection from abuse (Schatz)                                                       JUD                Introduced                                                Women's Law
          Makes a number of changes from the protection from abuse laws including attorneys' fees if allegations made by plaintiffs were false or substantially inadequate, extensions may
          not exceed two years, an order entered as a consent agreement may only be extended with the consent of both parties.
          http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280031464&LD=756&Type=1&SessionID=8
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