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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
SECOND SPECIAL SESSION


 

4th Legislative Day

Monday, June 25, 2018

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Honorable Betty A. Austin, Skowhegan.

 

            National Anthem by Honorable Betty A. Austin, Skowhegan.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, June 21, 2018.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Increase Funding in the Maine Budget Stabilization Fund" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 738)  (L.D. 1908)

 

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

            Comes from the Senate, with the Bill and accompanying papers INDEFINITELY POSTPONED.

 

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            (1-2)  Resolve, To Fund a New Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System

(S.P. 739)  (L.D. 1909)

 

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

            Comes from the Senate, with the Resolve and accompanying papers INDEFINITELY POSTPONED.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-3)  An Act To Stabilize Funding for the County Jails

(S.P. 519)  (L.D. 1490)
(C. "A" S-268)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENACTED in the House on June 15, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-268) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-535) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-4)  An Act To Promote Social and Emotional Learning and Development in Early Childhood

(S.P. 450)  (L.D. 1321)
(C. "A" S-128)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENACTED in the House on May 30, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-128) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "B" (S-533) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act Regarding Energy Costs"

(H.P. 1328)  (L.D. 1895)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY in the House on April 2, 2018.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Bill and accompanying papers INDEFINITELY POSTPONED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 547)

 

STATE OF MAINE

128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

 

June 22, 2018

 

To the Honorable Members of the 128th Maine Legislature:

 

Pursuant to the Joint Order (S.P. 750) passed on June 21, 2018, the Senate and House of Representatives will convene on Monday, June 25, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

S/Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

 

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Resolve, To Name a Bridge over the Saco River in the Town of Fryeburg the Nathan Desjardins Memorial Bridge

(H.P. 1361)  (L.D. 1916)

 

Sponsored by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representative: PICKETT of Dixfield, Senators: DAVIS of Piscataquis, DION of Cumberland, HAMPER of Oxford.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville, the following Joint Order:  (H.P. 1358)

 

            ORDERED, the Senate concurring, that Bill, "An Act To Authorize Tribal Gaming," H.P. 838, L.D. 1201, and all its accompanying papers, be recalled from the legislative files to the House.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

            In accordance with House Rule 519 and Joint Rule 213, the following items:

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Lauren Edstrom, of Biddeford, a longtime Maine State Police detective with the southern division of the Major Crimes Unit, who has been named the Maine State Police Trooper of the Year.  We extend to Detective Edstrom our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 1432)

Presented by Representative GROHMAN of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York, Representative SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

 

 

            (5-2)  the Brewer  High School Boys Baseball Team, of Brewer, which won the Class B State Championship.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 1433)

Presented by Representative CRAIG of Brewer.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock, Representative LYFORD of Eddington.

 

 

            (5-3)  the Brewer High School Girls Softball Team, of Brewer, which won the Class B State Championship.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 1434)

Presented by Representative CRAIG of Brewer.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock, Representative LYFORD of Eddington.

 

 

            (5-4)  the Hall-Dale High School Boys Baseball Team, of Farmingdale, which won the Class C State Championship.  This is the team's first state title in 17 years.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 1435)

Presented by Representative WARREN of Hallowell.

Cosponsored by Representative GRANT of Gardiner, Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-800) on Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Fund Wastewater Infrastructure Projects for Ratification by Voters in the June 2017 Election"

(H.P. 1034)  (L.D. 1510)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford
                                    BREEN of Cumberland
                                    KATZ of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    GATTINE of Westbrook
                                    FREY of Bangor
                                    HUBBELL of Bar Harbor
                                    JORGENSEN of Portland
                                    MARTIN of Eagle Lake
                                    SEAVEY of Kennebunkport
                                    TEPLER of Topsham
                                    TIMBERLAKE of Turner
                                    WINSOR of Norway

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    SIROCKI of Scarborough

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

            In accordance with House Rule 519, the following item appeared on the Consent Calendar for the First Day:

 

            (7-1)  (S.P. 682)  (L.D. 1815) Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Multimodal Facilities, Highways and Bridges"  Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-531)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Conform to the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and Provide Tax Relief to Maine Families

(S.P. 612)  (L.D. 1655)
(S. "A" S-496 to C. "B" S-477)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  This being an emergency measure, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment, have preference in the Orders of the Day and continue with such preference until disposed of as provided by House Rule 502.

 

 

1.         Bill "An Act To Authorize Certain Health Care Professionals Who Are Not Physicians To Perform Abortions"

(H.P. 1217)  (L.D. 1763)

 

(Committee on JUDICIARY suggested)

TABLED - January 3, 2018 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-682) - Minority (4) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on TRANSPORTATION on Bill "An Act To Provide Revenue To Fix and Rebuild Maine's Infrastructure"

(H.P. 812)  (L.D. 1149)

 

TABLED - March 27, 2018 (Till Later Today) by Representative McLEAN of Gorham.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         Joint Order, Directing the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation To Report Out Legislation

(H.P. 1340)

 

TABLED - April 10, 2018 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         HOUSE REPORT - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-752) - Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT on Bill "An Act To Increase the Annual Salary of the Governor and To Increase the Per Diem Meal and Housing Allowances Paid to Legislators"

(H.P. 1310)  (L.D. 1878)

 

TABLED - April 13, 2018 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         Bill "An Act To Improve Access to Services for Adults with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness"

(H.P. 1350)  (L.D. 1911)

 

(Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested)

TABLED - April 18, 2018 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         Bill "An Act To Prohibit Campaign Fund-raising at the Voting Place"

(H.P. 1354)  (L.D. 1912)

 

(Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested)

TABLED - June 20, 2018 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         Bill "An Act To Slow the Rate at Which the State's Minimum Wage Increases and To Eliminate Cost-of-living Increases to the Minimum Wage"

(S.P. 749)  (L.D. 1913)

 

- In Senate, READ TWICE under suspension of the rules without reference to a committee and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.

TABLED - June 20, 2018 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         Bill "An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1327)  (L.D. 1894)
(H. "C" H-796 and S. "A" S-494 to C. "A" H-782)

 

- In Senate, PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-782) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-494) thereto.

TABLED - June 21, 2018 (Till Later Today) by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BILLS HELD

 

1.         Bill "An Act To Clarify the Scope of Practice of Certain Licensed Professionals Regarding Conversion Therapy"

(H.P. 640)  (L.D. 912)
(S. "B" S-490 to C. "A" H-745)

 

- In Senate, PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-745) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "B" (S-490) thereto.

- In House, House RECEDED and CONCURRED.

HELD at the Request of Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

 

 

 

 

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SPECIAL STUDY TABLE

 

1.         Joint Order, To Establish the Task Force on Maine's 21st Century Economy and Workforce

(S.P. 725)

 

- In Senate, READ and PASSED.

TABLED - April 2, 2018 by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

(Pursuant to Joint Rule 353)

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BILLS RECALLED FROM LEGISLATIVE FILES

 

(Pursuant to Joint Order - House Paper 1352)

 

1.         An Act To Authorize the Public Utilities Commission To Determine the Amount of the E-9-1-1 Surcharge

(S.P. 615)  (L.D. 1671)

 

 

 

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