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Legislation: Bills Supported

Hannah Pingree on the Record

Legislative Sponsorship and Support: Bills
Bills Sponsored and Supported by Hannah Pingree

As we near the end of the first quarter of the 122nd Legislature (2005), more than 1500 bills have been submitted for consideration. Over the coming months, as these bills are made into official legislative documents and scheduled for public hearing, we'll be listing and describing the most significant and controversial issues being considered for you right here.

We've also created an archive of all of the legislation I've sponsored and supported including those from the 121st Legislature (2003-2004). For additional information on specific bills, you can always search the State of Maine's Legislature Bill Status Database.

Major Bills Being Considered in the 2005 Session

LD 1 :: (HP6)
An Act To Increase the State Share of Education Costs, Reduce Property Taxes and Reduce Government Spending at All Levels.

The two important property tax reform measures— including Resolution LD2 (HP7)— proposed by the Governor were finally passed into law in both the Senate and the House on January 20, 2005. Visit the Joint Select Committee on Property Tax Reform web site for all the details on how this was achieved.

Other 122nd Session Bills

LD 16 :: (HP19)
An Act To Amend the Certificate of Need Process

LD 17 :: (HP20)
An Act To Ensure Fair Reimbursement for the Medical Care Provided to State Inmates

LD 21 :: (HP24)
An Act To Enhance Community Involvement Regarding Methadone Clinics

LD 51 :: (HP47)
Resolve, To Encourage Parents To Choose To Dedicate a Portion of Child Support Payments to College Investment Accounts

LD 52 :: (HP48)
An Act To Authorize Certain Campers To Carry Asthma Inhalers and Epinephrine Pens on Their Persons

LD 69 :: (HP65)
An Act To Reduce Costs to the Health Services System

LD 80 :: (SP25)
An Act To Amend the Law Governing Use of Seat Belts

LD 85 :: (SP27)
An Act To Establish Moxie as Maine's Official Beverage

LD 96 :: (SP38)
An Act To Increase the Adult Education State Subsidy by a Specific Percentage

LD 102 :: (HP78)
An Act To Allow the Part-time Assignment of State Police Officers to Municipalities

LD 108 :: (HP84)
An Act To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Analyze Costs before the Legislature Imposes Mandates

LD 110 :: (HP86)
An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Study Public Health Concerning Chain Restaurants

LD 115 :: (HP91)
An Act Enabling Municipalities To Establish Municipal Land Banks Funded by Local Option Real Estate Transfer Taxes

LD 116 :: (HP92)
An Act To Ensure Funding for After-school Programs

LD 118 :: (HP94)
An Act To Provide Tax Relief for People with Functional Limitations

LD 129 :: (HP105)
An Act To Establish the Unused Prescription Drug Program

LD 130 :: (HP106)
An Act To Establish a Single-payor Health Care System

LD 140 :: (SP46)
An Act To Change the Name of T8 SD to Fletchers Landing Township

LD 142 :: (SP48)
An Act To Protect Supplemental Security Income Benefits

LD 148 :: (SP54)
An Act To Require Certain Physicians To Provide Information about Thimerosal in Vaccines

LD 151 :: (SP57)
An Act To Improve the Delivery of Maine's Mental Health Services

LD 154 :: (SP60)
An Act To Restore MaineCare Mental Health Services to Children, Adults and Senior Citizens

LD 161 :: (SP67)
An Act To Assist Dental Hygienists

LD 173 :: (HP124)
An Act To Limit Recertification of Nursing Facility Residents to One Regulatory Organization

LD 196 :: (HP147)
An Act To Enhance MaineCare Reimbursement Rates for Ambulance Services

LD 224 :: (SP77)
An Act To Amend the Law Governing Student Rates on Maine State Ferry Service Ferries

LD 225 :: (SP78)
An Act To Regulate Pharmaceutical Detailers

LD 239 :: (HP178)
Resolve, To Create a Hospital Program for Young Women with Eating Disorders

LD 265 :: (SP85)
An Act To Establish Instant Run-off Voting

LD 347 :: (SP109)
An Act To Rename the Jobs for Maine's Graduates Program To Create InspireME

LD 349 :: (HP262)
An Act To Require That the Department of Health and Human Services Include a Bureau of Elder Services

LD 367 :: (SP114)
An Act To Monitor and Maintain Maximum Levels of Assistance in the General Assistance Program

LD 369 :: (SP116)
An Act To Require the Disclosure of the State's Implied Warranty Laws

LD 386 :: (HP288)
An Act To Encourage the Scallop Industry

LD 388 :: (HP290)
An Act To Ensure Continued Federal Funding of the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council

LD 401 :: (SP125)
Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Develop a Proposal To Create the Office of Minority Health

LD 411 :: (SP135)
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $1,000,000 To Support Construction of a "Curtis Class" Vessel for the Maine State Ferry Service

LD 429 :: (HP314)
An Act To Require Veterinarians To Provide Vaccine Disclosure Forms

LD 444 :: (SP142)
An Act Providing Procedures To Protect Members upon Redesign of the MaineCare Program

LD 451 :: (HP329)
An Act To Simplify Application for Benefits and Services under the Department of Health and Human Services

LD 454 :: (HP332)
An Act To Prohibit Private Nonmedical Institutions from Passing Along the Service Provider Tax to Residents

LD 458 :: (HP336)
Resolve, To Direct the Department of Health and Human Services To Establish a Procedure for the Timely Assessment of an Older Individual's Need for Mental Health Services

LD 460 :: (HP338)
An Act To Require That Certain Health Care Staff Be Certified in CPR and To Require That Nursing Homes Be Equipped with Automated External Defibrillators

LD 463 :: (SP150)
Resolve, To Amend MaineCare Eligibility for the Workers with Disabilities Option

LD 473 :: (HP348)
An Act To Increase Vital Records Fees

LD 475 :: (HP350)
An Act To Change the Allocation of the Real Estate Transfer Tax

LD 482 :: (HP357)
An Act To Ensure Adequate Medical Care for Children

LD 490 :: (HP365)
An Act To Eliminate the Offset for Social Security and Certain Other Pensions for Unemployment Benefits

LD 494 :: (HP369)
An Act To Establish a Program for the Purchase of Prescription Drugs from out of the State and out of the Country for the Elderly and Disabled

LD 513 :: (HP389)
An Act To Amend the Hours for Lobster Fishing

LD 514 :: (HP390)
An Act To Preserve the Fund for a Healthy Maine

LD 521 :: (HP397)
An Act To Provide Funding for the New Century Community Program

LD 545 :: (SP171)
Resolve, To Improve Medical Eligibility Assessments for Long-term Care Consumers

LD 564 :: (HP419)
An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Student Code of Conduct

LD 619 :: (HP452)
An Act To Require Background Checks on All Camp Employees

LD 621 :: (HP454)
An Act Regarding Divorce and Marital Property

LD 637 :: (HP470)
An Act To Allow Qualified Health Centers To Obtain Telecommunications Education Access Funding

LD 649 :: (SP204)
An Act To Provide Access to Maine's Resources to Veterans of the Iraq War

LD 669 :: (HP489)
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Provide Infrastructure for Expanded Treatment Capacity for Alcoholism and Addiction in a Therapeutic Community Model

LD 676 :: (SP212)
Resolve, Regarding the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

LD 683 :: (SP219)
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Clean Up Chemicals in Public Schools

LD 691 :: (SP228)
An Act To Provide Public Health Protection Authority to the Department of Marine Resources

LD 701 :: (HP496)
An Act To Ensure Equality in School Funding

LD 731 :: (HP526)
An Act To Simplify the Maine Residents Property Tax Program

LD 741 :: (SP239)
An Act To Designate the Department of Health and Human Services as the Official State Agency Responsible for Programs for Persons Affected by Brain Injury

LD 760 :: (HP537)
An Act To Assist Municipalities in Recruiting Emergency Services Personnel

LD 769 :: (HP546)
Resolve, To Examine Smoking Prevention and Cessation Programs for Maine's Youth

LD 775 :: (HP552)
An Act To Provide a Stable Source of Funding for the Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund

LD 787 :: (HP564)
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for the Enhanced Development of Public Geographic Information

LD 793 :: (SP260)
An Act To Reauthorize Funding for the Lobster Promotion Council

LD 800 :: (SP267)
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for the Land for Maine's Future Program

LD 801 :: (HP566)
Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services to Develop Strategies to Reduce Tobacco Use and Improve Public Health

LD 802 :: (HP567)
An Act To Improve the Efficiency of the Legislature

LD 806 :: (HP571)
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Encourage Rural High-speed Internet Access

LD 811 :: (HP576)
An Act To Assist the Implementation of the Essential Programs and Services School Funding Model

LD 819 :: (SP274)
An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Expand Maine's Ocean-based Economy

LD 835 :: (HP594)
Resolve, To Establish the Blue Ribbon Commission on the Future of MaineCare

LD 856 :: (HP607)
An Act Allowing School Unions To Improve Efficiency

LD 863 :: (HP614)
An Act To Ensure Wraparound Services for Children in Need of Care

LD 876 :: (HP626)
An Act Authorizing a General Fund Bond Issue To Encourage Development of Maine's Traditional Industries

LD 885 :: (SP293)
An Act To Discourage Further the Sale of Tobacco to Minors

LD 886 :: (SP294)
An Act To Promote Parity in the Laws Governing Smoking in the Workplace

LD 892 :: (SP300)
An Act To Ensure an Adequate Supply of a Skilled Health Care Workforce

LD 895 :: (SP303)
An Act To Expand the Authority of Maine's Lobster Management Policy Councils

LD 907 :: (SP315)
An Act Authorizing a General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Community Support Services for Persons with Mental Illness

LD 926 :: (HP645)
An Act Authorizing a General Fund Bond Issue To Preserve Maine's Traditional Working Waterfront and Farming Economies by Ensuring Access to Working Waterfront and Farmland

LD 928 :: (HP647)
Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study the Commitment Process for Persons Adjudged Not Criminally Responsible

LD 959 :: (HP669)
Resolve, Directing the Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands To Develop a Plan To Create a Regional Recreation Center in the Town of Blue Hill

LD 1005 :: (SP345)
Resolve, To Establish an Apprenticeship Program for Shipbuilders

LD 1013 :: (HP697)
An Act To Improve Access to Ambulatory Diabetes Education and Follow-up

LD 1037 :: (SP354)
An Act To Authorize Exemptions for Certain Private Schools from Certain Requirements

LD 1052 :: (SP369)
An Act To Require Municipalities To Institute Sewer Service Charges

LD 1058 :: (SP375)
An Act To Regulate the Use of Batteries Containing Mercury

LD 1060 :: (SP377)
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Value Land Based on Its Current Use

LD 1063 :: (SP380)
An Act To Improve the Guardian ad Litem System

LD 1065 :: (SP382)
An Act To Promote Economic Development and Sustainable Energy

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