Thursday, May 23, 2013
Education and Cultural Affairs Committee; work sessions; room 202; Cross Building
L.D. 178, "Resolve, To Provide Consistency in Rules of the Department of Education Regarding Visual and Performing Arts Requirements for High School Graduation": requires the Department of Education to permit the visual and performing arts requirement to be met by the completion of a credit in dance, music, theater or visual arts.
L.D. 370, "Act To Increase Elementary School Applied Learning Opportunities": proposes to assemble a working group to identify opportunities for and best practices of applied learning opportunities in kindergarten to grade eight.
L.D. 462, "An Act To Dedicate Funds for Emergency Back-up Power for Schools": provides that school districts that participate in the Percent for Art Program must use at least half of the amount identified to provide backup electrical power to the school, building or facility being constructed.
L.D. 464, "An Act To Change Compensation for Career and Technical Education Region Cooperative Board Meeting Attendance": increases the compensation for a career and technical education region cooperative board member to $20 for each meeting the member attends.
Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee; public hearings; room 211; Cross Building
L.D. 646, "An Act To Remove the 100-megawatt Limit on Renewable Sources of Energy": removes the 100-megawatt maximum capacity limit for a source of electrical generation to qualify as renewable.
L.D. 675, "An Act To Amend the Charter of the Veazie Sewer District To Expand Its Boundaries": emergency bill; includes in the Veazie Sewer District territory all of the town of Veazie that lies between the Penobscot River and Interstate 95.
L.D. 676, "Resolve, To Direct the Public Utilities Commission To Review Telecommunications Services in Northern Oxford County": directs the Public Utilities Commission to review telecommunications services in northern Oxford county, including investigating whether there exists an anti-competitive concentration of market share by one or more service providers.
Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee; public hearings; room 206; Cross Building
L.D. 254, "Resolve, To Establish the Northern Maine Advisory Task Force on Deer": establishes the Northern Maine Advisory Task Force on Deer, which would be charged with examining deer predation and ways to improve the deer population in northern Maine.
L.D. 280, "Resolve, Concerning Rights-of-way over Eastern Road in Scarborough": ratifies certain conveyances made by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife that granted access to Eastern Road in Scarborough.
L.D. 423, "An Act Regarding the Driving of Deer": allows a group of six or fewer persons to hunt together in a deer hunt as long as they are accompanied by a registered Maine guide and do not use noise-making devices.
L.D. 544, "An Act To Give Certain Landowners First Priority for Antlerless Deer Permits": requires that all antlerless deer permits available in a wildlife management district be issued to landowners who own at least 25 contiguous acres of land open to hunting by the public and have applied for the permit.
L.D. 705, "An Act To Amend the Junior Hunting License Requirements": allows a junior hunting license to be issued to a person who turns 10 years old in the calendar year of the hunting season.
L.D. 717, "An Act To Provide Free Fishing Licenses to Certain Children in the Custody of the Department of Health and Human Services": allows a complimentary fishing license to be issued to any resident 16 or 17 years of age who is in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Insurance and Financial Services Committee; public hearings; room 220; Cross Building
L.D. 347, "An Act To Amend Insurance Coverage for Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders": expands health insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorders to persons 21 years of age and under.
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