Update 2-28-19



 

One Hundred and Twenty-Ninth Legislature

First Regular Session

 

Advance Journal and Calendar

 

Franco-American Day

 

Troy D. Jackson
 President of the Senate

 

 

 

http://legislature.maine.gov/senate

Darek M. Grant
Secretary of the Senate

 

41st Legislative Day

 

In Senate Chamber, Thursday, May 16, 2019.

 

Senate called to Order by President Pro Tem Mark W. Lawrence of York County.

 

Prayer by Senator Susan A. Deschambault of York County.

 

Pledge of Allegiance led by Senator Geoffrey M. Gratwick of Penobscot County.

 

Reading of the Journal of Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

 

 

Doctor of the day, Marshall Chamberlin, M.D. of Sanford.

 

 

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Out of order and under suspension of the Rules, on motion by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin, the following Joint Order:

S.P. 583

 

Ordered, the House concurring, that when the Senate and House adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 10:00 in the Morning.

 

 

 

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Out of order and under suspension of the Rules, on motion by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin, the following Senate Order:

S.O. 15

 

Ordered, that a message be sent to the House of Representatives proposing a Convention of the two branches of the Legislature be held at 9:45  this morning in the Hall of the House for the purpose of honoring Franco-American Day.

 

 

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

 

House Paper

 

 

(1-1)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Comprehensive Interdepartmental Planning, Coordination and Collaboration on Aging Policy" (EMERGENCY)

H.P. 1235  L.D. 1733

 

 

Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

Comes from the House, REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

 

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Joint Orders

 

Expressions of Legislative Sentiment recognizing:

 

(1-2)  Kayla Thayer, of Auburn, on her being named the Central Maine Community College Student of the Year.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 250

 


 

(1-3)  Ethan Couture, of Dixfield, a senior at Dirigo High School, who is a recipient of a Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award for demonstrating dependability, leadership, service and patriotism.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 344

 

 

(1-4)  Kayden Haylock, of Hartford, a Girl Scout who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award.  This is the second highest award in Girl Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 345

 

 

(1-5)  Ruby Haylock, of Hartford, a Girl Scout who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award.  This is the second highest award in Girl Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 346

 

 

(1-6)  Ethan Couture, of Dixfield, a senior at Dirigo High School, who is a recipient of a 2019 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 347

 

 

(1-7)  Brycen Waugh, a young man from Mexico, who received special recognition from the American Legion for giving all the money he received for his birthday, $520, to support veterans.  The money will be used to help purchase Stryker wheelchairs at the Togus VA.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 348

 

 

(1-8)  Janie Wang, of Eliot, owner of Modernist Pantry, LLC, who has received the 2019 Small Business Person of the Year Award from the United States Small Business Administration.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 349

 

 

(1-9)  Charles Richard Hall, a native of Wilton, to whom, for contributions to the community, the Town of Wilton has dedicated its Town Report.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 350

 

 

(1-10)  Barbara A. Rohrbaugh, of Hallowell, who is retiring after 25 years of public service as a librarian at the Hubbard Free Library in Hallowell.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 352

 

 

(1-11)  Isaac Dearborn, of West Gardiner, a member of Troop No. 613, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 353

 

 

Come from the House, READ and PASSED.

 

 

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Joint Resolutions

 

 

(1-12)  The following Joint Resolution:

H.P. 1224

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MAY AS TOURISM WORKER RECOGNITION MONTH

 

            WHEREAS, tourism is one of Maine's largest industries, bringing in over 37 million visitors to the State, supporting one out of every 6 jobs and generating over $9 billion per year in tourism-related sales and over $610 million in taxes; and

 

            WHEREAS, tourism incorporates every size of business, including many small, family-owned and multigenerational businesses; and

 

            WHEREAS, these businesses provide a broad array of tourism services such as lodging, dining, camps and campgrounds, retail, amusements, guide and tour services, outdoor recreation and cultural and heritage attractions; and

 

            WHEREAS, the 110,000 tourism workers in Maine are indispensable to the success of this industry and provide the dedicated and exemplary service and hospitality that make Maine the truly unique travel destination that it is; and

 

            WHEREAS, Maine tourism workers deserve the greatest credit and recognition for the achievements and growth of this industry; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-ninth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to declare May 2019 as Tourism Worker Recognition Month to honor Maine's tourism workers for all they do for the promotion and economic success of the State.

 

 

Comes from the House, READ and ADOPTED.

 

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Joint Resolution in Memoriam:

 

WHEREAS, the Legislature has learned with deep regret of the death of:

 

(1-13)  Ann Tibbetts Smith, of Norridgewock.  Before her retirement, Mrs. Smith worked as a social worker for the Department of Health and Human Services.  She enjoyed attending church and various pursuits, including gardening and baking.  She was well-known for her blankets, pies, pickles and jam.  Mrs. Smith will be long remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 23 years, Sidney, and by her family and friends;

HLS 351

 

Comes from the House READ and ADOPTED.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

(2-1)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 408

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

May 14, 2019

 

The Honorable Troy Jackson
President of the Senate
3 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

 

RE:      Appointment of Marian A. Reagan of Kennebunkport to the Maine School of Science and Mathematics – Board of Trustees

 

Dear President Jackson:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Marian A. Reagan of Kennebunkport for appointment to the Board of Trustees, Maine School of Science and Mathematics.

 

Pursuant to Title 20-A, MRSA §8204, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Thank you.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Janet T. Mills
Governor

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(2-2)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 409

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

May 14, 2019

 

The Honorable Troy Jackson
President of the Senate
3 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Re:       Appointment of Joel E. Pike of Jay to the Maine School of Science and Mathematics – Board of Trustees

 

Dear President Jackson:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Joel E. Pike of Jay for appointment to the Board of Trustees, Maine School of Science and Mathematics.

 

Pursuant to Title 20-A, MRSA §8204, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Thank you.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Janet T. Mills
Governor

 

 

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(2-3)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 410

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

May 14, 2019

 

The Honorable Troy Jackson
President of the Senate
3 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

 

RE:      Appointment of James E. Havu of Augusta to the Maine School of Science and Mathematics – Board of Trustees

 

Dear President Jackson:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating James E. Havu of Augusta for appointment to the Board of Trustees, Maine School of Science and Mathematics.

 

Pursuant to Title 20-A, MRSA §8204, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Thank you.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Janet T. Mills
Governor

 

 

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(2-4)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 411

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

May 14, 2019

 

The Honorable Troy Jackson
President of the Senate
3 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

 

RE:      Appointment of Kelly M. Brackett of Ellsworth to the Maine School of Science and Mathematics – Board of Trustees

 

Dear President Jackson:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Kelly M. Brackett of Ellsworth for appointment to the Board of Trustees, Maine School of Science and Mathematics.

 

Pursuant to Title 20-A, MRSA §8204, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Thank you.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Janet T. Mills
Governor

 

 

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(2-5)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 412

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

May 14, 2019

 

The Honorable Troy Jackson
President of the Senate
3 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

 

RE:      Reappointment of David King of Limestone to the Maine School of Science and Mathematics – Board of Trustees

 

Dear President Jackson:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating David King of Limestone for reappointment to the Board of Trustees, Maine School of Science and Mathematics.

 

Pursuant to Title 20-A, MRSA §8204, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Thank you.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Janet T. Mills
Governor

 

 

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(2-6)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 413

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

May 14, 2019

 

The Honorable Troy Jackson
President of the Senate
3 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

 

RE:      Reappointment of David R. Ferguson of Kennebunk to the Maine School of Science and Mathematics – Board of Trustees

 

Dear President Jackson:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating David R. Ferguson of Kennebunk for reappointment to the Board of Trustees, Maine School of Science and Mathematics.

 

Pursuant to Title 20-A, MRSA §8204, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Thank you.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Janet T. Mills
Governor

 

 

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(2-7)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 414

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

May 14, 2019

 

The Honorable Troy Jackson
President of the Senate
3 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

 

RE:      Appointment of the Honorable Edward C. Kelleher of Scarborough to the Maine State Harness Racing Commission

 

Dear President Jackson:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating the Honorable Edward C. Kelleher of Scarborough for appointment to the State Harness Racing Commission.

 

Pursuant to Title 8, MRSA §261-A, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

 

Thank you.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Janet T. Mills
Governor

 

 

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(2-8)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 415

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

May 14, 2019

 

The Honorable Troy Jackson
President of the Senate
3 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

 

RE:      Appointment of Albro F. Cowperthwaite, Jr. of Linneus to the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council

 

Dear Madam Speaker:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Albro F. Cowperthwaite, Jr. of Linneus for appointment to the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council.

 

Pursuant to Title 12, MRSA §10151, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

 

Thank you.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Janet T. Mills
Governor

 

 

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(2-9)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 416

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

May 14, 2019

 

The Honorable Troy Jackson
President of the Senate
3 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

 

RE:      Appointment of Jerry W. Scribner of Belgrade to the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council

 

Dear Madam Speaker:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Jerry W. Scribner of Belgrade for appointment to the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council.

 

Pursuant to Title 12, MRSA §10151, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

 

Thank you.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Janet T. Mills
Governor

 

 

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(2-10)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 417

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

May 14, 2019

 

The Honorable Troy Jackson
President of the Senate
3 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

 

RE:      Appointment of the Honorable Robert S. Duchesne of Old Town to the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council

 

Dear Madam Speaker:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating The Honorable Robert S. Duchesne of Old Town for appointment to the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council.

 

Pursuant to Title 12, MRSA §10151, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

 

Thank you.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Janet T. Mills
Governor

 

 

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(2-11)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 418

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

May 14, 2019

 

The Honorable Troy Jackson
President of the Senate
3 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

 

RE:      Appointment of Kristin Peet of Winterport to the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council

 

Dear Madam Speaker:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Kristin Peet of Winterport for appointment to the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council.

 

Pursuant to Title 12, MRSA §10151, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

 

Thank you.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Janet T. Mills
Governor

 

 

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(2-12)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 419

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

May 14, 2019

 

The Honorable Troy Jackson
President of the Senate
3 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

 

RE:      Appointment of Lindsay Ware of Ellsworth to the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council

 

Dear Madam Speaker:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Lindsay Ware of Ellsworth for appointment to the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council.

 

Pursuant to Title 12, MRSA §10151, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

 

Thank you.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Janet T. Mills
Governor

 

 

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(2-13)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 420

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

May 14, 2019

 

The Honorable Troy Jackson
President of the Senate
3 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

 

RE:      Appointment of Shelby H. Rousseau of Phillips to the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council

 

Dear Madam Speaker:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Shelby H. Rousseau of Phillips for appointment to the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council.

 

Pursuant to Title 12, MRSA §10151, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

 

Thank you.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Janet T. Mills
Governor

 

 

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(2-14)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 421

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

May 14, 2019

 

The Honorable Troy Jackson
President of the Senate
3 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

 

RE:      Appointment of Joshua A. Chalmers of Scarborough to the Maine School of Science and Mathematics – Board of Trustees

 

Dear President Jackson:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Joshua A. Chalmers of Scarborough for appointment to the Board of Trustees, Maine School of Science and Mathematics.

 

Pursuant to Title 20-A, MRSA §8204, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Thank you.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Janet T. Mills
Governor

 

 

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(2-15)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 422

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

May 14, 2018

 

The Honorable Troy Jackson
President of the Senate
3 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

 

RE:      University of Maine System Board of Trustees – Appointment of Patricia A. Riley of Brunswick

 

Dear President Jackson:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Patricia A. Riley of Brunswick for appointment to the University of Maine System Board of Trustees.

 

Pursuant to Title 5, MRSA §12004-C, this appointment is contingent on the Maine State Senate’s confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Thank you.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Janet T. Mills

Governor

 

 

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(2-16)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 423

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

May 14, 2018

 

The Honorable Troy Jackson
President of the Senate
3 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

 

RE:      University of Maine System Board of Trustees – Appointment of Timothy L. Doak of Fort Kent

 

Dear President Jackson:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Timothy L. Doak of Fort Kent for appointment to the University of Maine System Board of Trustees.

 

Pursuant to Title 5, MRSA §12004-C, this appointment is contingent on the Maine State Senate’s confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Thank you.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Janet T. Mills

Governor

 

 

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(2-17)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 424

 

STATE OF MAINE

129TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

May 13, 2019

 

Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333

 

Dear Secretary Grant:

 

Pursuant to my authority under Resolve 25 of the 128th Legislature, I am pleased to appoint Peter Merrill to the Maine Bicentennial Commission, effective May 10th. With this appointment, he will be serving as my designee on the commission.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this appointment.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Troy D. Jackson

President of the Senate

 

 

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(2-18)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 425

 

STATE OF MAINE

129TH LEGISLATURE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER’S OFFICE

 

May 14, 2019

 

Honorable Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333

 

Dear Secretary Grant,

 

Pursuant to my authority under Title 10, MRSA, Part 1, Ch. 1-A, §11.4-A2, I am pleased to appoint the following people to the Citizen Trade Policy Commission:

 

·         Honorable John Patrick of Rumford to seat fifteen

·         Honorable Sharon Treat of Hallowell to seat seventeen

           

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact my office.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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(2-19)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 426

 

STATE OF MAINE

129TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

May 15, 2019

 

The Honorable Darek M. Grant
Secretary of the Senate
3 State House Station
Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Secretary Grant:

 

Please be advised that pursuant to my authority under Senate Rule 201.3, I am appointing Senator Mark Lawrence of York to serve as President Pro Tempore on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

 

Please contact me if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Troy D. Jackson

President of the Senate

 

 

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(2-20)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 406

 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY NINTH LEGISLATURE

COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

 

May 10, 2019

 

Honorable Troy Dale Jackson, Senate President

Honorable Sara Gideon, Speaker of the House

129th Maine State Legislature

State House

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear President Jackson and Speaker Gideon,

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, we are writing to notify you that we have approved the request by the bill sponsor Sen. Dill of Penobscot, to report the following bill Leave to Withdraw:

 

L.D. 356        An Act To Sustain Maine's Forest Products Industry by Implementing Certain Existing Solid Waste Management Policies

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Brownie Carson

Senate Chair

 

S/Rep. Ralph L. Tucker

House Chair

 

 

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(2-21)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 405

 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY NINTH LEGISLATURE

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

 

May 8, 2019

 

Honorable Troy Dale Jackson, Senate President

Honorable Sara Gideon, Speaker of the House

129th Maine State Legislature

State House

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear President Jackson and Speaker Gideon,

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, we are writing to notify you that we have approved the request by the bill sponsor Rep. Fecteau of Augusta, to report the following bill Leave to Withdraw:

 

L.D. 1330      An Act To Ensure Pedestrian Safety in Roundabouts

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Bill Diamond

Senate Chair

 

S/Rep. Andrew McLean

House Chair

 

 

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(2-22)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 407

 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY NINTH LEGISLATURE

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

 

May 2, 2019

 

Honorable Troy Dale Jackson, Senate President

Honorable Sara Gideon, Speaker of the House

129th Maine State Legislature

State House

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear President Jackson and Speaker Gideon,

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, we are writing to notify you that we have approved the request by the bill sponsor Rep. McLean of Gorham, to report the following bill Leave to Withdraw:

 

L.D. 1435      Resolve, Directing the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation To Study Transportation Funding Reform (EMERGENCY)

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Bill Diamond

Senate Chair

 

S/Rep. Andrew McLean

House Chair

 

 

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SENATE PAPERS

 

(3-1)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen Maine's Hemp Program"

S.P. 581  L.D. 1747

 

Presented by President JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

(3-2)  Bill "An Act To Amend the State's Hemp Laws"

S.P. 585  L.D. 1749

 

Presented by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox.

Cosponsored by Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop and Senators: BLACK of Franklin, DAVIS of Piscataquis, LIBBY of Androscoggin, TIMBERLAKE of Androscoggin, Representatives: EVANGELOS of Friendship, LANDRY of Farmington, O'NEIL of Saco, PLUECKER of Warren.

 

 

Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-3)  Bill "An Act To Allow for the Establishment of Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Programs"

S.P. 582  L.D. 1748

 

Presented by Senator SANBORN, H. of Cumberland.

Cosponsored by Representative STROM of Pittsfield and Senators: BLACK of Franklin, LUCHINI of Hancock, WOODSOME of York, Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, HICKMAN of Winthrop, RYKERSON of Kittery, SHEATS of Auburn, WADSWORTH of Hiram.

 

 

Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-4)  Bill "An Act To Move Maine Toward Affordable Health Care for Everyone"

S.P. 586  L.D. 1755

 

Presented by President JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-5)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Licensing Laws of Certain Professions and Occupations"

S.P. 580  L.D. 1746

 

Presented by Senator HERBIG of Waldo.

Submitted by the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

 

Committee on INNOVATION, DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT AND BUSINESS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

Joint Orders

 

 

(4-1)  On motion by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec, the following Joint Order:

S.P. 584

 

ORDERED, the House concurring, that the Joint Standing Committee on Labor and Housing shall report out, to the Senate, a bill related to retirement benefits for corrections officers under the 1998 Special Plan.

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(4-2)  On motion by Senator HERBIG of Waldo, the following Joint Order:

S.P. 587

 

ORDERED, the House concurring, that the Joint Standing Committee on Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business shall report out, to the Senate, a bill to amend the jurisdiction of certain reviews conducted pursuant to the State Government Evaluation Act.

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Expressions of Legislative Sentiment recognizing:

 

(4-3)  Emma Hargreaves, of Old Town, who has been named a 2019 United States Presidential Scholar, one of the Nation's highest honors for high school students.  The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by executive order of the President to recognize and honor some of the Nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors.  Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 543

Sponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot.

Cosponsored by Representative: DUNPHY of Old Town.

 

 

(4-4)  Reese Sullivan, of Windsor, a seventh grade student at Windsor Elementary School, who won 1st place in the Grades 6 to 8 Category of the Maine Secretary of State's 2019 Maine Constitution Essay Contest.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 544

Sponsored by Senator DOW of Lincoln.

Cosponsored by Representative: BRADSTREET of Vassalboro.

 

 

(4-5)  Alex Morrison, of Baileyville, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2019 graduating class of Woodland Junior-Senior High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 545

Sponsored by Senator MOORE of Washington.

Cosponsored by Representative: PERRY of Calais.

 

 

(4-6)  Charles Newman, of Baileyville, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2019 graduating class of Woodland Junior-Senior High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 546

Sponsored by Senator MOORE of Washington.

Cosponsored by Representative: PERRY of Calais.

 

 

(4-7)  Jake Rogers, of Clinton, coach of the Nokomis Regional High School Football Team, who has received the John Wolfgram Coach of the Year Award from the Howard Vandersea Maine Chapter of the National Football Foundation.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 547

Sponsored by Senator GUERIN of Penobscot.

Cosponsored by Senator: CYRWAY of Kennebec, Representative: STROM of Pittsfield.

 

 

(4-8)  Thomas Gray, of Rockport, a teacher at Camden Hills Regional High School, who has been named the 2019 Knox County Teacher of the Year.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 548

Sponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox.

Cosponsored by Representative: DOUDERA of Camden.

 

 

(4-9)  Nell Herrmann, of Blue Hill, a teacher at Blue Hill Consolidated School, who has been named the 2019 Hancock County Teacher of the Year.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 549

Sponsored by Senator LUCHINI of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Representative: PEBWORTH of Blue Hill.

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

 

House

 

 

Divided Report

 

 

(5-1)  The Majority of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Increase Access to Nutritious Foods in Schools by Implementing an After-school Food Program for At-risk Students" (EMERGENCY)

H.P. 421  L.D. 577

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-226).

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            MILLETT of Cumberland
            CARSON of Cumberland
            POULIOT of Kennebec

Representatives:

            KORNFIELD of Bangor
            BRENNAN of Portland
            DODGE of Belfast
            FARNSWORTH of Portland
            INGWERSEN of Arundel
            McCREA of Fort Fairfield

The Minority of the same Committee on the same subject reported that the same Ought Not To Pass.

 

Signed:

 

Representatives:

            DRINKWATER of Milford
            FECTEAU of Augusta
            RUDNICKI of Fairfield
            SAMPSON of Alfred

 

 

Comes from the House with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-226).

 

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Divided Report

 

 

(5-2)  The Majority of the Committee on JUDICIARY on RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Explicitly Prohibit Discrimination Based on the Sex of an Individual

H.P. 342  L.D. 433

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-230).

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            CARPENTER of Aroostook
            BELLOWS of Kennebec

Representatives:

            BAILEY of Saco
            BABBIDGE of Kennebunk
            CARDONE of Bangor
            EVANGELOS of Friendship
            HARNETT of Gardiner
            RECKITT of South Portland
            TALBOT ROSS of Portland

The Minority of the same Committee on the same subject reported that the same Ought Not To Pass.

 

Signed:

 

Senator:

            KEIM of Oxford

Representatives:

            CURTIS of Madison
            DeVEAU of Caribou
            HAGGAN of Hampden

 

 

Comes from the House with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the RESOLUTION PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-230).

 

 

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Divided Report

 

 

(5-3)  The Majority of the Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act To Clarify Maine's Protection from Abuse Statutes"

H.P. 733  L.D. 978

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass.

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            CARPENTER of Aroostook
            BELLOWS of Kennebec

Representatives:

            BAILEY of Saco
            BABBIDGE of Kennebunk
            CARDONE of Bangor
            CURTIS of Madison
            EVANGELOS of Friendship
            HAGGAN of Hampden
            HARNETT of Gardiner
            RECKITT of South Portland
            TALBOT ROSS of Portland

The Minority of the same Committee on the same subject reported that the same Ought Not To Pass.

 

Signed:

 

Senator:

            KEIM of Oxford

 

 

Comes from the House with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.

 

 

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Divided Report

 

 

(5-4)  The Majority of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Repeal the Ranked-choice Voting Law"

H.P. 877  L.D. 1213

 

Reported that the same Ought Not to Pass.

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            LUCHINI of Hancock
            HERBIG of Waldo

Representatives:

            SCHNECK of Bangor
            ACKLEY of Monmouth
            COOPER of Yarmouth
            HICKMAN of Winthrop
            HUBBELL of Bar Harbor
            McCREIGHT of Harpswell

The Minority of the same Committee on the same subject reported that the same Ought To Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-232).

 

Signed:

 

Senator:

            CYRWAY of Kennebec

Representatives:

            ANDREWS of Paris
            DOLLOFF of Rumford
            HANINGTON of Lincoln
            STROM of Pittsfield

 

 

Comes from the House with the Majority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED.

 

 

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Divided Report

 

 

(5-5)  The Majority of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Require State and Congressional Elections To Be Decided by a Plurality of Votes Cast

H.P. 960  L.D. 1332

 

Reported that the same Ought Not to Pass.

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            LUCHINI of Hancock
            HERBIG of Waldo

Representatives:

            SCHNECK of Bangor
            ACKLEY of Monmouth
            COOPER of Yarmouth
            HICKMAN of Winthrop
            HUBBELL of Bar Harbor
            McCREIGHT of Harpswell

The Minority of the same Committee on the same subject reported that the same Ought To Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-233).

 

Signed:

 

Senator:

            CYRWAY of Kennebec

Representatives:

            ANDREWS of Paris
            DOLLOFF of Rumford
            HANINGTON of Lincoln
            STROM of Pittsfield

 

 

Comes from the House with the Majority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED.

 

 

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Divided Report

 

 

(5-6)  The Majority of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Simplify Voting in Maine by Placing a Moratorium on Ranked-choice Voting"

H.P. 1059  L.D. 1447

 

Reported that the same Ought Not to Pass.

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            LUCHINI of Hancock
            HERBIG of Waldo

Representatives:

            SCHNECK of Bangor
            ACKLEY of Monmouth
            COOPER of Yarmouth
            HICKMAN of Winthrop
            HUBBELL of Bar Harbor
            McCREIGHT of Harpswell

The Minority of the same Committee on the same subject reported that the same Ought To Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-234).

 

Signed:

 

Senator:

            CYRWAY of Kennebec

Representatives:

            ANDREWS of Paris
            DOLLOFF of Rumford
            HANINGTON of Lincoln
            STROM of Pittsfield

 

 

Comes from the House with the Majority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED.

 

 

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Divided Report

 

 

(5-7)  The Majority of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act Concerning Elections in Maine Congressional Districts"

H.P. 1066  L.D. 1454

 

Reported that the same Ought Not to Pass.

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            LUCHINI of Hancock
            HERBIG of Waldo

Representatives:

            SCHNECK of Bangor
            ACKLEY of Monmouth
            COOPER of Yarmouth
            HICKMAN of Winthrop
            HUBBELL of Bar Harbor
            McCREIGHT of Harpswell

The Minority of the same Committee on the same subject reported that the same Ought To Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-235).

 

Signed:

 

Senator:

            CYRWAY of Kennebec

Representatives:

            ANDREWS of Paris
            DOLLOFF of Rumford
            HANINGTON of Lincoln
            STROM of Pittsfield

 

 

Comes from the House with the Majority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED.

 

 

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Divided Report

 

 

(5-8)  The Majority of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Facilitate the Use of Ranked-choice Voting for Governor and Members of the Legislature

H.P. 1079  L.D. 1477

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-236).

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            LUCHINI of Hancock
            HERBIG of Waldo

Representatives:

            SCHNECK of Bangor
            ACKLEY of Monmouth
            COOPER of Yarmouth
            HICKMAN of Winthrop
            HUBBELL of Bar Harbor
            McCREIGHT of Harpswell

The Minority of the same Committee on the same subject reported that the same Ought Not To Pass.

 

Signed:

 

Senator:

            CYRWAY of Kennebec

Representatives:

            ANDREWS of Paris
            DOLLOFF of Rumford
            HANINGTON of Lincoln
            STROM of Pittsfield

 

 

Comes from the House with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the RESOLUTION PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-236).

 

 

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Divided Report

 

 

(5-9)  Six Members of the Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act To Streamline the Eviction Process"

H.P. 780  L.D. 1057

 

 

Reported in Report "A" that the same Ought to Pass

 

Signed:

 

Senators:
            CARPENTER of Aroostook
            BELLOWS of Kennebec
            KEIM of Oxford

Representatives:
            CURTIS of Madison
            HAGGAN of Hampden
            RECKITT of South Portland

Six Members of the same Committee on the same subject reported in Report "B" that the same Ought Not to Pass.

 

 

Signed:

 

 

Representatives:
            BAILEY of Saco
            BABBIDGE of Kennebunk
            CARDONE of Bangor
            EVANGELOS of Friendship
            HARNETT of Gardiner
            TALBOT ROSS of Portland

 

 

Comes from the House with Report "B" OUGHT NOT TO PASS READ and ACCEPTED.

.

 

 

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Divided Report

 

            (5-10)  Eight members of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Limit the Number of Students and Prevent the Addition of Grade Levels at Virtual Public Charter Schools"

H.P. 370  L.D. 513

 

 Reported in Report "A" that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-239).

 

Signed:

 

Senators:
            MILLETT of Cumberland
            CARSON of Cumberland

Representatives:
            KORNFIELD of Bangor
            BRENNAN of Portland
            DODGE of Belfast
            FARNSWORTH of Portland
            INGWERSEN of Arundel
            McCREA of Fort Fairfield

Three members of the same Committee on the same subject reported in Report "B" that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-240).

 

Signed:

 

Representatives:
            DRINKWATER of Milford
            RUDNICKI of Fairfield
            SAMPSON of Alfred

Two members of the same Committee on the same subject reported in Report "C" that the same Ought Not to Pass.

 

Signed:

 

Senator:
            POULIOT of Kennebec

Representative:
            FECTEAU of Augusta

Comes from the House with Report "A" OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-239) READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-239).

 

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Senate

 

Ought to Pass As Amended

 

 

(5-11)  Senator MILLETT for the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Promote Safe Schools through the Creation of the Safe School Climate Council"

S.P. 402  L.D. 1306

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-105).

 

 

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(5-12)  Senator GRATWICK for the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Provide Adequate Reimbursement under MaineCare for Ambulance and Neonatal Transport Services"

S.P. 269  L.D. 915

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-104).

 

 

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(5-13)  Senator GRATWICK for the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Amend MaineCare Reimbursement Related to Bad Debt and Bed-hold Days"

S.P. 345  L.D. 1125

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-103).

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-14)  Senator SANBORN, H. for the Committee on HEALTH COVERAGE, INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Ensure Protection of Patients in Medical Reviews by Health Insurance Carriers"

S.P. 61  L.D. 249

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-107).

 

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(5-15)  Senator DIAMOND for the Committee on TRANSPORTATION on Bill "An Act To Enhance Highway Safety by Strengthening the So-called Move Over Law"

S.P. 168  L.D. 546

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-98).

 

 

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Divided Report

 

 

(5-16)  The Majority of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Require the Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention To Be Credentialed"

S.P. 397  L.D. 1277

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-101).

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            GRATWICK of Penobscot
            CLAXTON of Androscoggin

Representatives:

            HYMANSON of York
            CRAVEN of Lewiston
            MADIGAN of Waterville
            MEYER of Eliot
            PERRY of Calais
            STOVER of Boothbay
            TALBOT ROSS of Portland

The Minority of the same Committee on the same subject reported that the same Ought To Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-102).

 

Signed:

 

Senator:

            MOORE of Washington

Representatives:

            GRIFFIN of Levant
            JAVNER of Chester
            O'CONNOR of Berwick

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Divided Report

 

 

(5-17)  The Majority of the Committee on HEALTH COVERAGE, INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Prohibit Consideration of Naloxone Purchases in Life Insurance Underwriting"

S.P. 307  L.D. 1047

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-106).

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            SANBORN, H. of Cumberland
            FOLEY of York
            GRATWICK of Penobscot

Representatives:

            TEPLER of Topsham
            BRENNAN of Portland
            BROOKS of Lewiston
            FOLEY of Biddeford
            MASTRACCIO of Sanford
            MELARAGNO of Auburn
            PRESCOTT of Waterboro

The Minority of the same Committee on the same subject reported that the same Ought Not To Pass.

 

Signed:

 

Representatives:

            BLIER of Buxton
            MORRIS of Turner
            SWALLOW of Houlton

 

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ENACTORS

 

 

The Committee on Engrossed Bills reported as truly and strictly engrossed the following:

 

Acts

 

 

(7-1)  An Act To Ensure the Integrity of For-profit Colleges and Universities

S.P. 30  L.D. 103
(C "A" S-83)

 

 

(7-2)  An Act To Strengthen Testing for Lead in School Drinking Water

S.P. 40  L.D. 153
(C "A" S-84)

 

 

(7-3)  An Act Authorizing Earned Employee Leave

S.P. 110  L.D. 369
(C "A" S-79)

 

 

(7-4)  An Act To Make Election Day a State Holiday

H.P. 340  L.D. 431
(C "A" H-188)

 

 

(7-5)  An Act To Continue the Doctors for Maine's Future Scholarship Program

S.P. 118  L.D. 440
(C "A" S-61)

 

 

(7-6)  An Act To Reduce Hunger and Promote Maine Agriculture

S.P. 230  L.D. 786
(C "A" S-81)

 

 

(7-7)  An Act To Provide Additional Flexibility in the Municipal Property Tax Assistance Programs for Seniors

S.P. 247  L.D. 811

 

 

(7-8)  An Act To Exempt Diapering Products from Sales Tax

H.P. 637  L.D. 863
(C "A" H-212)

 

 


 

(7-9)  An Act To Prohibit the Provision of Conversion Therapy to Minors by Certain Licensed Professionals

H.P. 755  L.D. 1025
(C "A" H-213)

 

(7-10)  An Act To Update and Amend the Finance Authority of Maine Act

H.P. 779  L.D. 1056
(C "A" H-224)

 

(7-11)  An Act To Amend the Tax Expenditure Review Process

H.P. 792  L.D. 1069

 

(7-12)  An Act To Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence and To Support Survivors

S.P. 357  L.D. 1171
(C "A" S-86)

 

(7-13)  An Act To Ensure the Provision of Medical Assessments for Youth in Foster Care

H.P. 999  L.D. 1378
(C "A" H-215)

 

(7-14)  An Act To Improve Enforcement in the Elver Fishery

H.P. 1107  L.D. 1514
(C "A" H-221)

 

(7-15)  An Act To Change the Deadline for Submission of the Annual Report of the Public Advocate

S.P. 502  L.D. 1567

 

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Resolves

 

 

(7-16)  Resolve, To Classify Employee Health Insurance as a Fixed Cost for MaineCare Reimbursement in Nursing Homes

S.P. 346  L.D. 1126
(C "A" S-87)

 

 

(7-17)  Resolve, To Name the Route 7 Bridge in Corinna in Honor of PFC Paul Earl Sudsbury

S.P. 451  L.D. 1471

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

Unfinished Business

 

The following matters in the consideration of which the Senate 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 Senate Rule 516.

 

 

 

1.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

HOUSE REPORTS - from the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Raise the University of Maine System Debt Ceiling"

H.P. 169  L.D. 206

 

 

 

Majority - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-26) (11 members)

 

Minority - Ought Not to Pass (2 members)

 

Tabled - March 26, 2019 by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland

 

Pending - motion by same Senator to ACCEPT the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report

 

 

(In House, Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-26).)

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

2.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

HOUSE REPORTS - from the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Regarding Early Voting

H.P. 447  L.D. 619

 

 

 

Majority - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-42) (8 members)

 

Minority - Ought Not to Pass (5 members)

 

Tabled - April 2, 2019 by Senator LUCHINI of Hancock

 

Pending - motion by same Senator to ACCEPT the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report

 

 

(In House, Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the RESOLUTION PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-42).)

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

3.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

JOINT ORDER - Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Roxie Black, of Cumberland

SLS 354

 

Tabled - April 11, 2019 by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc

 

Pending - PASSAGE

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

4.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

JOINT ORDER - Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Diane Sauter-Davis, of Winslow

SLS 356

 

Tabled - April 11, 2019 by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc

 

Pending - PASSAGE

_________________________________

 

 

5.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

SENATE REPORT - from the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Improve Attendance at Public Elementary Schools"

S.P. 37  L.D. 150

 

 

Report - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-35)

 

Tabled - April 11, 2019 by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland

 

Pending - ACCEPTANCE OF REPORT

 

_________________________________

 

 

6.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

JOINT RESOLUTION - MEMORIALIZING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO ALLOW THE IMPORTATION OF AFFORDABLE AND SAFE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

H.P. 1184

 

Tabled - May 2, 2019 by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc

 

Pending - ADOPTION

 

 

(In House, READ and ADOPTED.)

 

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7.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

SENATE REPORTS - from the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Address Student Hunger with a 'Breakfast after the Bell' Program"

S.P. 99  L.D. 359

Majority - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-78) (9 members)

 

Minority - Ought Not to Pass (4 members)

 

Tabled - May 7, 2019 by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland

 

Pending - motion by same Senator to ACCEPT the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report

 

_________________________________

 

 

8.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

HOUSE REPORTS - from the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY on Bill "An Act To Provide Sustainable Funding for Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure"

H.P. 273  L.D. 347

 

Majority - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-206) (11 members)

 

Minority - Ought Not to Pass (1 member)

 

Tabled - May 8, 2019 by Senator TIMBERLAKE of Androscoggin

 

Pending - motion by Senator LAWRENCE of York to ACCEPT the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report in concurrence

 

 

(In House, Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-206).)

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

9.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

An Act To Ensure Access to Justice for Victims of Sexual Assault

S.P. 20  L.D. 67
(C "A" S-72)

 

 

Tabled - May 8, 2019 by Senator BREEN of Cumberland

 

Pending - ENACTMENT in concurrence

 

 

(In Senate, May 8, 2019, Report READ and ACCEPTED and Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.)

 

(In House, PASSED TO BE ENACTED.)

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

10.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

Bill "An Act Concerning Pavement Sealing Products"

H.P. 670  L.D. 906

 

Tabled - May 14, 2019 by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin

 

Pending - FURTHER CONSIDERATION

 

 

(In Senate, May 2, 2019, Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.)

 

(In House, PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-166) AND HOUSE AMENDMENT "A" (H-225) in NON-CONCURRENCE.)

 

 

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11.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

HOUSE REPORTS - from the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Facilitate Fair Ballot Representation for All Candidates"

H.P. 374  L.D. 517

 

 

 

Majority - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-164) (8 members)

 

Minority - Ought Not to Pass (5 members)

 

Tabled - May 14, 2019 by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin

 

Pending - motion by Senator LUCHINI of Hancock to ACCEPT the Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report in NON-CONCURRENCE

 

 

(In House, Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-164).)

 

 

_________________________________

 

SPECIAL STUDY TABLE

 

 

1.

 

Resolve, To Establish a Background Check Consolidation Commission

H.P. 436  L.D. 592
(C "A" H-35)

 

 

Tabled - April 11, 2019 by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc

 

Pending - FINAL PASSAGE

 

 

 

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SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE

 


L.D. 18 - H.P. 19 (C "A" H-175)
L.D. 19 - H.P. 20 (C "A" H-190)
L.D. 44 - H.P. 45 (C "A" H-104)
L.D. 70 - S.P. 23 (C "A" S-10)
L.D. 71 - S.P. 24 (C "A" S-5)
L.D. 72 - S.P. 25 (C "A" S-31)
L.D. 75 - S.P. 28 (C "A" S-11)
L.D. 78 - H.P. 64 (C "A" H-132)
L.D. 84 - H.P. 70 (C "A" H-135)
L.D. 85 - H.P. 71 (C "A" H-59)
L.D. 115 - H.P. 97 (C "A" H-137)
L.D. 138 - H.P. 120 (C "A" H-146)
L.D. 151 - S.P. 38 (C "A" S-30)
L.D. 154 - S.P. 41 (C "A" S-37)
L.D. 169 - H.P. 132 (C "A" H-13)
L.D. 171 - H.P. 134 (C "A" H-116)
L.D. 176 - H.P. 139 (C "A" H-29)
L.D. 181 - H.P. 144 (C "A" H-11)
L.D. 184 - H.P. 147 (C "A" H-117)
L.D. 204 - H.P. 167 (C "A" H-66)
L.D. 234 - H.P. 197 (C "A" H-22)
L.D. 246 - S.P. 58 (C "A" S-15)
L.D. 279 - S.P. 91 (C "A" S-24)
L.D. 286 - H.P. 210 (C "A" H-58)
L.D. 297 - H.P. 221 (C "A" H-134)
L.D. 315 - H.P. 239 (C "A" H-197)
L.D. 325 - H.P. 250 (C "A" H-140)
L.D. 376 - H.P. 285 (C "A" H-199)
L.D. 392 - H.P. 301 (C "A" H-156)
L.D. 404 - H.P. 313 (C "A" H-9)
L.D. 414 - H.P. 323 (C "A" H-196)
L.D. 424 - H.P. 333 (C "A" H-57)
L.D. 427 - H.P. 336 (C "A" H-20)
L.D. 446 - S.P. 124 (C "A" S-53)
L.D. 450 - S.P. 128 (C "A" S-19)
L.D. 470 - H.P. 354 (C "A" H-83)
L.D. 472 - H.P. 357 (C "A" H-12)
L.D. 474 - S.P. 138 (C "A" S-36)
L.D. 477 - S.P. 141 (C "A" S-1)
L.D. 502 - H.P. 359 (C "A" H-200)
L.D. 510 - H.P. 367 (C "A" H-118)
L.D. 511 - H.P. 368 (C "A" H-159)
L.D. 539 - H.P. 396 (C "A" H-131)
L.D. 549 - S.P. 171 (C "A" S-57)
L.D. 559 - H.P. 403 (C "A" H-48)
L.D. 560 - H.P. 404 (C "A" H-77; H "A" H-194 to C "A" H-77)
L.D. 574 - H.P. 418 (C "A" H-155)
L.D. 625 - H.P. 453 (C "A" H-32)
L.D. 626 - H.P. 454 (C "A" H-64)
L.D. 633 - H.P. 462 (C "A" H-195)
L.D. 660 - H.P. 481 (C "A" H-183)
L.D. 662 - H.P. 483 (C "A" H-54)
L.D. 696 - S.P. 209 (C "A" S-77)
L.D. 706 - S.P. 219 (C "A" S-33)
L.D. 726 - H.P. 531 (C "A" H-56)
L.D. 734 - H.P. 539 (C "A" H-51)
L.D. 745 - H.P. 550 (C "A" H-67)
L.D. 836 - H.P. 610 (C "A" H-158)
L.D. 852 - H.P. 626 (C "A" H-126)
L.D. 857 - H.P. 631 (C "A" H-78)
L.D. 898 - S.P. 264 (C "A" S-59)
L.D. 920 - H.P. 675 (C "A" H-192)
L.D. 931 - H.P. 686 (C "A" H-138)
L.D. 935 - H.P. 690 (C "A" H-198)
L.D. 959 - H.P. 714 (C "A" H-102)
L.D. 1005 - H.P. 747 (C "A" H-160)
L.D. 1080 - H.P. 803 (C "A" H-148)
L.D. 1104 - H.P. 808 (C "A" H-205)
L.D. 1149 - H.P. 838 (C "A" H-173)


 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

 

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

 

House Papers

 

 

(1-1)  Resolve, Directing the Public Utilities Commission To Examine Performance-based Rates for Electric Utilities

H.P. 1240  L.D. 1741

 

 

(1-2)  Bill "An Act To Encourage Broadband Deployment in Unserved Areas"

H.P. 1241  L.D. 1742

 

 

(1-3)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Charter of the Boothbay Harbor Sewer District"

H.P. 1247  L.D. 1752

 

 

Come from the House, REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY and ordered printed.

 

 

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(1-4)  Bill "An Act To Reclassify Certain Waters of the State"

H.P. 1242  L.D. 1743

 

 

(1-5)  Bill "An Act To Establish Appliance Energy and Water Standards"

H.P. 1245  L.D. 1750

 

 

Come from the House, REFERRED to the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES and ordered printed.

 

 

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(1-6)  Bill "An Act To Amend and Clarify the Laws Concerning American Sign Language Interpreters"

H.P. 1246  L.D. 1751

 

 

(1-7)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Geologist and Soil Scientist Licensing Laws"

H.P. 1249  L.D. 1754

 

 

Come from the House, REFERRED to the Committee on INNOVATION, DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT AND BUSINESS and ordered printed.

 

 

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(1-8)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Tagging and Sale of Shellfish"

H.P. 1244  L.D. 1745

 

 

Comes from the House, REFERRED to the Committee on MARINE RESOURCES and ordered printed.

 

 

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(1-9)  Bill "An Act Amending the Charter of the Boothbay-Boothbay Harbor Community School District"

H.P. 1248  L.D. 1753

 

 

Comes from the House, REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT and ordered printed.

 

 

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(1-10)  Bill "An Act To Update References to the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 Contained in the Maine Revised Statutes" (EMERGENCY)

H.P. 1243  L.D. 1744

 

Comes from the House, REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION and ordered printed.

 

 

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