February 4, 2013

State House calendar, week of Feb. 4, 2013

STAFF REPORTS

Monday

10 a.m.

Taxation Committee; public hearings, room 127, State House

L.D. 10, "An Act to Provide a Property Tax Exemption for Family Burying Grounds." This bill exempts family burying grounds of a quarter-acre or less from property taxation.

L.D. 55, "An Act to Promote Filmmaking in the State." Provides partial reimbursement to companies making feature films in rural Maine areas prior to Jan. 1, 2015, up to $800,000.

1 p.m.

Taxation Committee; public hearings, room 127, State House

L.D. 9, "An Act to Allow the Maine Potato Board to Have Access to Information Regarding the Potato Tax." Emergency bill gives Maine Potato Board access to potato tax records.

L.D. 50, "An Act to Exempt Fuel Used in Small Commercial Aircraft from Fuel Sales Tax." Eliminates fuel tax on light aircraft flown for profit.

Tuesday

1 p.m.

Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee; public hearings; room 208, Cross Building

L.D. 1, "An Act to Amend the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992." Clarifies a number of Workers' Compensation Board procedures and rules; extends the deadline on predetermination requests to 30 days; makes board decisions on predetermination requests final; eliminates outside review of employment rehabilitation requests; extends reinstatement petitions for small business to two years; makes employers reimburse insurers if the employer causes a late first injury filing.

L.D. 35, "An Act to Amend the Law Concerning the Membership of the Maine Economic Growth Council." Changes the legislative membership on the Maine Economic Growth Council to one Democratic senator, one Republican senator, one Democratic representative and one Republican representative.

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee; public hearing, room 206, Cross Office Building

L.D. 26, "An Act to Authorize the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to Change a Fishing Season Opening Date Statewide." Allows the commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to change fishing season opening dates if conditions makes it necessary.

L.D. 41, "An Act to Allow a Person 65 Years of Age or Older to Fish with Bait in any Inland Water." Allows people 65 and older to use bait in inland waters and troll a fly in inland waters restricted to fly-fishing only.

L.D. 42, "An Act to Prohibit the Use of Rubber Lures for Fishing." Prohibits the use of rubber lures when angling or fishing.

L.D. 43, "An Act to Ban the Use of Nondegradable Hooks for Fishing." Requires that a fishing hook must be made of material that degrades or decomposes.

Health and Human Services Committee; public hearings, room 209, Cross Building

L.D. 8, "Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services to Provide Coverage under the MaineCare Program for Home Life Skills Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities for Autistic Disorder." Directs the Department of Health and Human Services to add the teaching of home life skills to adults with intellectual disabilities or autistic disorder as a covered MaineCare services.

L.D. 29, "An Act to Provide Support Services to Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder." Adds $2 million for the Department of Health and Human Services budget over the next two years to expand MaineCare coverage for employment services, transportation and respite care for people with intellectual disabilities or autistic disorder, and leverages additional federal funding.

L.D. 30, "An Act to Provide Home and Community Services for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism." Adds $2 million for the Department of Health and Human Services budget over the next two years to expand MaineCare coverage for home care services for people with intellectual disabilities or autistic disorder, and leverages additional federal funding.

Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee; public hearings, room 211, Cross Building

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