Update 2-28-19



 

One Hundred and Twenty-Ninth Legislature

First Regular Session

 

Advance Journal and Calendar

 

Troy D. Jackson
 President of the Senate

 

 

 

http://legislature.maine.gov/senate

Darek M. Grant
Secretary of the Senate

 

25th Legislative Day

 

In Senate Chamber, Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

 

Senate called to Order by President Troy D. Jackson of Aroostook County.

 

Prayer by Pastor Chris Grimbilas, New Life Baptist Church in Jay.

 

Pledge of Allegiance led by Senator Everett Brownie Carson of Cumberland County.

 

Reading of the Journal of Thursday, March 21, 2019.

 

 

Doctor of the day, Gladys Estrada, M.D. of Falmouth.

 

 

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PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

(1-1)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Laws Governing the Licensing of Paramedics"

H.P. 897  L.D. 1236

 

In Senate, March 19, 2019, REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

Comes from the House, that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH COVERAGE, INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES and ordered printed.

 

 

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House Papers

 

 

(1-2)  Bill "An Act To Fund Opioid Treatment by Establishing an Excise Tax on Manufacturers of Opioids"

H.P. 984  L.D. 1362

 

 

Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

Comes from the House, REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION.

 

 

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(1-3)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Scope of Practice of Certain Licensed Professionals Regarding Conversion Therapy"

H.P. 939  L.D. 1296

 

 

Comes from the House, REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH COVERAGE, INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES and ordered printed.

 

 

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(1-4)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Confidentiality of Investigations by the Bureau of Forestry"

H.P. 944  L.D. 1301

 

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

 

 

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Joint Orders

 

Expressions of Legislative Sentiment recognizing:

 

(1-5)  Lydia Gilman, of China, a junior at Erskine Academy, who won first prize at the 2019 Maine's Got Talent Competition singing "If I Ain't Got You Babe."  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 139

 

(1-6)  the Brunswick Town Commons, which was established in 1719 as 1,000 acres of common land by the Pejepscot Proprietors and which was crucial in shaping the community of Brunswick as well as Bowdoin College and First Parish Church.  The commons was one of the first public lands established in Maine and an early example of community planning in the State and nation and remains a window to the past, a popular recreation destination and a living laboratory.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes on the 300th Anniversary of the Brunswick Town Commons;

HLS 140

 

(1-7)  Mikayla Reynolds, of North Vassalboro, who has received a Hardy Girls Healthy Women Girls Rock! Community Organizer of the Year Award for seeing the importance of a united community and working to make it happen.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 141

 

 

(1-8)  Chad Johnston, of Lyman, who retired as Deputy Chief of Goodwin's Mills Fire-Rescue after over 30 years of service.  Mr. Johnston is receiving the department's Medal of Merit for his service to the towns of Dayton and Lyman as a firefighter, emergency medical technician, fire officer and deputy chief from October 1987 to June 2018.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 142

 

 

(1-9)  the Honorable Roger Reed, of Hermon, Representative of District 103 in the Maine House of Representatives, who has received the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches Bob Brown Contributor Award for his long, successful career as a basketball coach for the youth of the Bangor area.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 143

 


 

(1-10)  the Honorable Sawin Millett, of Waterford, Representative of District 71 in the Maine House of Representatives, who is receiving the Maine Development Foundation 2018 Kenneth M. Curtis Award, which recognizes the efforts of Leadership Maine Alumni who have given selflessly of themselves and demonstrated exceptional leadership in achieving extraordinary things for Maine.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 144

 

(1-11)  John Rives Crumpton, Jr., of Oxford, to whom the Town of Oxford has dedicated its Town Report for his service to the Nation and his community.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 145

 

(1-12)  Sharon Matthews, of Otisfield, to whom the Town of Otisfield is dedicating its Town Report for her long service to the town, including as Clerk, Tax Collector, Treasurer and Registrar of Voters.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 146

 

 

(1-13)  Jacob Bernard, of Mechanic Falls, a senior at Poland Regional 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 147

 

(1-14)  Todd's Salsa, of Glenburn, whose Maple Salsa, Ghost Pepper Salsa and Inner Beauty Hot Sauce won first place in their respective categories at the 2019 World Hot Sauce Awards in Louisiana.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 148

 

(1-15)  Galaxie Salsa Company, of Buxton, whose Red Roof Hot and Pin-up Pineapple won second place in their respective categories at the 2019 World Hot Sauce Awards in Louisiana.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 149

 

(1-16)  the Schenck High School Boys Basketball Team, of East Millinocket, which won the Class D North Championship.  Members of the team include players Austin DeRoos, Bryce Pennell, Ethan Pelkey, Travis Thompson, Andrew Goulas, Colby Hannan, Mason Smith, Isaac Adams, Keegan Cottle, Regan Currie, Tyrone Davis, Ryker Ladd, Jesse Stanley, Jonathan Blaisdell and Kaden Hannan; managers Jada Kimball and Austyn Fox; assistant coach Kevin Giberson, and coach Darrick Thompson.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 152

 

(1-17)  Captain Mowatt's, of Portland, whose Canceaux Sauce, Jolly Roger and Cololoco won first place in their respective categories at the 2019 World Hot Sauce Awards in Louisiana.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 153

 

Come from the House, READ and PASSED.

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Joint Resolutions

 

Joint Resolutions in Memoriam:

 

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

 

(1-18)  Carol A. Fogg, of Raymond Pond and Punta Gorda, Florida.  Mrs. Fogg was a deacon of the East Raymond Chapel and the Alligator Park Chapel.  She worked for many years in the banking industry and alongside her husband of 54 years, Robert, in their business, Lakes Region Property Management Company.  She was a past member of Eastern Star in Ellsworth and was involved with the Age-Friendly Raymond program.  She was very involved in missionary work in Florida working with literacy programs and shoebox Christmas packages for the Immokalee Migrant Workers Program.  She organized, prepared and presented the annual Remembrance Celebration at Alligator Park and participated in various care package programs to support our soldiers overseas.  Mrs. Fogg will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends and all those whose lives she touched;

HLS 150

 

 

 

 

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

 

(1-19)  Guyula B. Thompson, of Beals.  Mrs. Thompson studied at the Baxter School for the Deaf for a number of years before returning to Beals and becoming actively engaged in the island's activities.  She was a member of the Beals Advent Christian Church.  Mrs. Thompson will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends;

HLS 151

 

 

 

 

Come from the House READ and ADOPTED.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

(2-1)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 217

 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY NINTH LEGISLATURE

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS

 

March 19, 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. Morales of South Portland, to report the following bill Leave to Withdraw:

 

L.D. 1035        Resolve, To Streamline the Process by Which Schools Receive Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Rebecca Millett

Senate Chair

 

S/Rep. Victoria P. Kornfield

House Chair

 

 

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(2-2)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 210

 

STATE OF MAINE
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS

 

March 19, 2019

 

Honorable Troy Dale Jackson, President of the Senate

Honorable Sara Gideon, Speaker of the House

129th Legislature

State House

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear President Jackson and Speaker Gideon:

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, we are writing to notify you that the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs has voted unanimously to report the following bill(s) out "Ought Not to Pass":

 

               L.D. 484                   Resolve, To Establish a Maine State High School Diploma

 

               L.D. 587                   An Act To Require Career Options Education for High School Students

 

This is notification of the Committee’s action.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Rebecca Millett                                      S/Rep. Victoria P. Kornfield

Senate Chair                                                      House Chair

 

 

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(2-3)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 211

 

STATE OF MAINE
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE
COMMITTEE ON HEALTH COVERAGE,

INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

March 20, 2019

 

Honorable Troy Dale Jackson, President of the Senate

Honorable Sara Gideon, Speaker of the House

129th Legislature

State House

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear President Jackson and Speaker Gideon:

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, we are writing to notify you that the Joint Standing Committee on Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services has voted unanimously to report the following bill(s) out "Ought Not to Pass":

 

               L.D. 942                   An Act To Require Reimbursement for Medical Marijuana

 

This is notification of the Committee’s action.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Heather B. Sanborn                               S/Rep. Denise A. Tepler

Senate Chair                                                      House Chair

 

 

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(2-4)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 212

 

STATE OF MAINE
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE
COMMITTEE ON
INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE

 

March 20, 2019

 

Honorable Troy Dale Jackson, President of the Senate

Honorable Sara Gideon, Speaker of the House

129th Legislature

State House

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear President Jackson and Speaker Gideon:

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, we are writing to notify you that the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has voted unanimously to report the following bill(s) out "Ought Not to Pass":

 

               L.D. 442                   An Act To Set Speed Limits for All-terrain Vehicles on Trails within 50 Yards of a Stream or Pond To Prevent Runoff

 

               L.D. 617                   An Act To Increase to 3 the Number of Youth Deer Hunting Days

 

               L.D. 728                   An Act To Fairly Compensate Registration Stations for Bear, Deer, Moose and Turkey Registrations

 

               L.D. 924                   An Act To Remove the Background Check Requirement for Maine Guides Who Are at Least 70 Years of Age and Hold a Lifetime Hunting or Fishing License

 

               L.D. 996                   An Act To Establish a Special Handgun Hunting Season That Coincides with the Muzzle-loading Open Season on Deer

 

This is notification of the Committee’s action.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Jim Dill                                                   S/Rep. Catherine M. Nadeau

Senate Chair                                                      House Chair

 

 

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(2-5)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 213

 

STATE OF MAINE
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE
COMMITTEE ON
INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE

 

March 21, 2019

 

Honorable Troy Dale Jackson, President of the Senate

Honorable Sara Gideon, Speaker of the House

129th Legislature

State House

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear President Jackson and Speaker Gideon:

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, we are writing to notify you that the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has voted unanimously to report the following bill(s) out "Ought Not to Pass":

 

               L.D. 879                   An Act To Decrease the Risk of the Spread of Invasive Aquatic Plants

 

               L.D. 927                   An Act To Minimize the Propagation of Invasive Aquatic Plants (EMERGENCY)

 

               L.D. 967                   An Act To Reduce the Spread of Invasive Aquatic Plants by Prohibiting Seine Fishing in Great Ponds

 

This is notification of the Committee’s action.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Jim Dill                                                   S/Rep. Catherine M. Nadeau

Senate Chair                                                      House Chair

 

 

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(2-6)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 214

 

STATE OF MAINE
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE
COMMITTEE ON MARINE RESOURCES

 

March 15, 2019

 

Honorable Troy Dale Jackson, President of the Senate

Honorable Sara Gideon, Speaker of the House

129th Legislature

State House

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear President Jackson and Speaker Gideon:

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, we are writing to notify you that the Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources has voted unanimously to report the following bill(s) out "Ought Not to Pass":

 

               L.D. 290                   An Act To Prohibit Motor Vehicle Use in the Intertidal Zone

 

               L.D. 629                   An Act To Ensure a Seat on the Shellfish Advisory Council Is Held by a Person with a Background and Credentials in a Field of Marine Science

 

               L.D. 675                   An Act To Provide Equity in the Lobster Promotion License Surcharge

 

This is notification of the Committee’s action.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Dave Miramant                                      S/Rep. Jay McCreight

Senate Chair                                                      House Chair

 

 

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(2-7)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 215

 

STATE OF MAINE
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE
COMMITTEE ON MARINE RESOURCES

 

March 19, 2019

 

Honorable Troy Dale Jackson, President of the Senate

Honorable Sara Gideon, Speaker of the House

129th Legislature

State House

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear President Jackson and Speaker Gideon:

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, we are writing to notify you that the Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources has voted unanimously to report the following bill(s) out "Ought Not to Pass":

 

               L.D. 174                   An Act To Promote Youth Participation in the Maine Lobster Fishery

 

This is notification of the Committee’s action.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Dave Miramant                                      S/Rep. Jay McCreight

Senate Chair                                                      House Chair

 

 

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(2-8)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 216

 

STATE OF MAINE
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE
COMMITTEE ON STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

March 19, 2019

 

Honorable Troy Dale Jackson, President of the Senate

Honorable Sara Gideon, Speaker of the House

129th Legislature

State House

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear President Jackson and Speaker Gideon:

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, we are writing to notify you that the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government has voted unanimously to report the following bill(s) out "Ought Not to Pass":

 

               L.D. 749                   An Act To Increase the Transparency of the "Maine Open Checkbook" Website

 

               L.D. 867                   An Act To Require Public Health Impact Statements for Certain Legislation

 

               L.D. 948                   An Act To Restrict Ordinances That Affect the Posting of Property for Municipal and Private Land

 

This is notification of the Committee’s action.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Ned Claxton                                          S/Rep. Danny Martin

Senate Chair                                                      House Chair

 

 

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(2-9)  The Following Communication:

H.C. 125

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

CLERK'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

March 21, 2019

 

Honorable Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

129th Maine Legislature

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Secretary Grant:

 

The House voted today to insist on its former action whereby it accepted the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report of the Committee on Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Practice of Pharmacy" (S.P. 79) (L.D. 267).

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

 

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SENATE PAPERS

 

 

(3-1)  Bill "An Act To Allow Law Enforcement Officers To Wear Insignia on Their Uniforms To Indicate That They Are Veterans"

S.P. 436  L.D. 1408

 

Presented by Senator HERBIG of Waldo.

Cosponsored by Representative HARRINGTON of Sanford and Senators: CARPENTER of Aroostook, CYRWAY of Kennebec, FARRIN of Somerset, ROSEN of Hancock, Representatives: COREY of Windham, HANINGTON of Lincoln, SHEATS of Auburn, WARREN of Hallowell.

 

 

Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

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(3-2)  Bill "An Act Relating to Complementary and Alternative Medicine Licensure"

S.P. 428  L.D. 1384

 

Presented by Senator MOORE of Washington.

Cosponsored by Representative TUELL of East Machias and Senator: CLAXTON of Androscoggin, Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, PERRY of Calais.

 

 

(3-3)  Bill "An Act To Increase Access to Safe and Affordable Prescription Drugs"

S.P. 431  L.D. 1387

 

Presented by President JACKSON of Aroostook.

Cosponsored by Representative DILLINGHAM of Oxford and Senators: CLAXTON of Androscoggin, SANBORN, H. of Cumberland, VITELLI of Sagadahoc, Representatives: FECTEAU of Biddeford, Speaker GIDEON of Freeport, MOONEN of Portland, STEWART of Presque Isle, TEPLER of Topsham.

 

 

(3-4)  Bill "An Act To Address Transparency, Accountability and Oversight of Pharmacy Benefit Managers"

S.P. 433  L.D. 1389

 

Presented by Senator POULIOT of Kennebec.

Cosponsored by Representative BLIER of Buxton and Senator: FOLEY of York, Representative: MORRIS of Turner.

 

 

(3-5)  Bill "An Act To Improve Price Transparency of Prescription Drugs Sold in Maine"

S.P. 437  L.D. 1409

 

Presented by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland.

 

 

Committee on HEALTH COVERAGE, INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

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(3-6)  Resolve, Directing the Attorney General To Pursue the State's Claim That It Holds Title to Maine's Intertidal Lands (EMERGENCY)

S.P. 432  L.D. 1388

 

Presented by Senator DOW of Lincoln.

Cosponsored by Representative EVANGELOS of Friendship.

 

 

Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

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(3-7)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Corrections Officers Who Suffer Certain Injuries, Impairments or Medical Conditions"

S.P. 429  L.D. 1385

 

Presented by Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York.

Cosponsored by Representative PICKETT of Dixfield and Senators: BELLOWS of Kennebec, CYRWAY of Kennebec, DIAMOND of Cumberland, Representatives: COOPER of Yarmouth, COSTAIN of Plymouth, SHARPE of Durham.

 

 

(3-8)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Determination of the Prevailing Wage Rate for Public Works Projects"

S.P. 430  L.D. 1386

 

Presented by Senator SANBORN, L. of Cumberland.

Cosponsored by Representative COLLINGS of Portland and Senator: BELLOWS of Kennebec, Representatives: CARNEY of Cape Elizabeth, DOORE of Augusta, PEOPLES of Westbrook, SYLVESTER of Portland.

 

 

 

Committee on LABOR AND HOUSING suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

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(3-9)  Bill "An Act To Fund Saco Area Traffic Improvements"

S.P. 434  L.D. 1390

 

Presented by Senator CHENETTE of York.

Cosponsored by Representative O'NEIL of Saco and Representative: BAILEY of Saco.

 

 

Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

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ORDERS

 

Joint Orders

 

 

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

S.P. 435

 

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 improve efficiencies and remove barriers in professional licensing and certification.

 

 

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Expressions of Legislative Sentiment recognizing:

 

(4-2)  David Roderick, Jr., of Old Town, 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;

SLS 147

Sponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot.

Cosponsored by Representative: DUNPHY of Old Town.

 

 

 

(4-3)  Tyler Bridge, of Wells, a senior and a football player at Wells High School, who has been awarded the James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy.  The Fitzpatrick Trophy is given to the top senior high school football player in the State based on voting by the State's coaches and the media.  Tyler, the first player from a Class D school to receive the trophy, has also been named the Maine Sunday Telegram Player of the Year.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 148

Sponsored by Senator FOLEY of York.

Cosponsored by Senator: LAWRENCE of York, Representatives: HOBBS of Wells, HYMANSON of York.

 

 

(4-4)  Michael McLean, of Calais, recipient of a Spirit of America Foundation Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the foundation presents awards to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 149

Sponsored by Senator MOORE of Washington.

Cosponsored by Representative: PERRY of Calais.

 


 

(4-5)  Charles Curtis, Sr., of Cherryfield, recipient of a Spirit of America Foundation Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the foundation presents awards to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 150

Sponsored by Senator MOORE of Washington.

Cosponsored by Representative: ALLEY of Beals.

 

 

 

(4-6)  AnneMarie Davis, of Machiasport, recipient of a Spirit of America Foundation Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the foundation presents awards to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 151

Sponsored by Senator MOORE of Washington.

Cosponsored by Representative: TUELL of East Machias.

 

 

 

(4-7)  Julia Berube, of Van Buren, a senior at Van Buren District Secondary 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;

SLS 153

Sponsored by President JACKSON of Aroostook.

Cosponsored by Representative: MARTIN of Sinclair.

 

 

 

(4-8)  Hailey Holmquist, of Caribou, a senior at Caribou High School, who placed second at the Maine Girls' Chess Championship and will be representing Maine at the 16th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational Chess Tournament in St. Louis, Missouri.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 154

Sponsored by President JACKSON of Aroostook.

Cosponsored by Representative: DeVEAU of Caribou.

 

 

 

(4-9)  Travis Thompson, of East Millinocket, who was named the William C. Warner Most Valuable Player of the Class D North Basketball Tournament.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 155

Sponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot.

Cosponsored by Representative: STANLEY of Medway.

 

 

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Joint Resolution

 

Joint Resolution in Memoriam:

 

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

 

(4-10)  Donna Marie Haynes Caverly, of Clinton.  Mrs. Caverly grew up in Tully Valley in New York on the Haynes Ayrshire farm, spending many summers traveling with her family and their prizewinning herd of Ayrshires.  She married Edgar Caverly in 1985 and moved to Caverly Farms in Clinton.  She worked for JC Penny at the Cortland, New York and Waterville stores, working her way up to a supervisory role before becoming a stay-at-home mother for her children.  She later became a substitute teacher in School Administrative District 49 and in 2006 joined the staff at Clinton Elementary as an education technician, where she lead a reading program for 12 years.  She was a very active volunteer for many organizations, including the Lawrence High School Band Boosters, for which she served as treasurer for several years.  Mrs. Caverly will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends and all those whose lives she touched;

SLS 152

 

 

Sponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec.

Cosponsored by Senators: BELLOWS of Kennebec, BLACK of Franklin, BREEN of Cumberland, CARPENTER of Aroostook, CARSON of Cumberland, CHENETTE of York, CHIPMAN of Cumberland, CLAXTON of Androscoggin, DAVIS of Piscataquis, DESCHAMBAULT of York, DIAMOND of Cumberland, DILL of Penobscot, DOW of Lincoln, FARRIN of Somerset, FOLEY of York, GRATWICK of Penobscot, GUERIN of Penobscot, HAMPER of Oxford, HERBIG of Waldo, President JACKSON of Aroostook, KEIM of Oxford, LAWRENCE of York, LIBBY of Androscoggin, LUCHINI of Hancock, MILLETT of Cumberland, MIRAMANT of Knox, MOORE of Washington, POULIOT of Kennebec, ROSEN of Hancock, SANBORN, H. of Cumberland, SANBORN, L. of Cumberland, TIMBERLAKE of Androscoggin, VITELLI of Sagadahoc, WOODSOME of York, Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, ALLEY of Beals, ANDREWS of Paris, ARATA of New Gloucester, AUSTIN of Skowhegan, AUSTIN of Gray, BABBIDGE of Kennebunk, BABINE of Scarborough, BAILEY of Saco, BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland, BERRY of Bowdoinham, BICKFORD of Auburn, BLIER of Buxton, BLUME of York, BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, BRENNAN of Portland, BROOKS of Lewiston, BRYANT of Windham, CAIAZZO of Scarborough, CAMPBELL of Orrington, CARDONE of Bangor, CARNEY of Cape Elizabeth, CEBRA of Naples, CLOUTIER of Lewiston, COLLINGS of Portland, COOPER of Yarmouth, COREY of Windham, COSTAIN of Plymouth, CRAVEN of Lewiston, CROCKETT of Portland, CUDDY of Winterport, CURTIS of Madison, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DeCHANT of Bath, DENK of Kennebunk, DENNO of Cumberland, DeVEAU of Caribou, DEVIN of Newcastle, DILLINGHAM of Oxford, DODGE of Belfast, DOLLOFF of Rumford, DOORE of Augusta, DOUDERA of Camden, DRINKWATER of Milford, DUNPHY of Old Town, EVANGELOS of Friendship, FARNSWORTH of Portland, FAULKINGHAM of Winter Harbor, FAY of Raymond, FECTEAU of Augusta, FECTEAU of Biddeford, FOLEY of Biddeford, FOSTER of Dexter, GATTINE of Westbrook, Speaker GIDEON of Freeport, GRAMLICH of Old Orchard Beach, GRIFFIN of Levant, GRIGNON of Athens, GROHOSKI of Ellsworth, HAGGAN of Hampden, HALL of Wilton, HANDY of Lewiston, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HANLEY of Pittston, HARNETT of Gardiner, HARRINGTON of Sanford, HEAD of Bethel, HEPLER of Woolwich, HICKMAN of Winthrop, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, HOBBS of Wells, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, HUTCHINS of Penobscot, HYMANSON of York, INGWERSEN of Arundel, JAVNER of Chester, JOHANSEN of Monticello, JORGENSEN of Portland, KESCHL of Belgrade, KESSLER of South Portland, KINNEY of Knox, KORNFIELD of Bangor, KRYZAK of Acton, LANDRY of Farmington, LOCKMAN of Bradley, LYFORD of Eddington, MADIGAN of Waterville, MAREAN of Hollis, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, MARTIN of Sinclair, MARTIN of Greene, MASON of Lisbon, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, MATLACK of St. George, MAXMIN of Nobleboro, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, McDONALD of Stonington, McLEAN of Gorham, MELARAGNO of Auburn, MEYER of Eliot, MILLETT of Waterford, MOONEN of Portland, MORALES of South Portland, MORRIS of Turner, NADEAU of Winslow, NEWELL of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, O'CONNOR of Berwick, O'NEIL of Saco, ORDWAY of Standish, PEBWORTH of Blue Hill, PEOPLES of Westbrook, PERKINS of Oakland, PERRY of Calais, PERRY of Bangor, PICKETT of Dixfield, PIERCE of Falmouth, PLUECKER of Warren, PRESCOTT of Waterboro, RECKITT of South Portland, REED of Carmel, RILEY of Jay, RISEMAN of Harrison, ROBERTS-LOVELL of South Berwick, RUDNICKI of Fairfield, RYKERSON of Kittery, SAMPSON of Alfred, SCHNECK of Bangor, SHARPE of Durham, SHEATS of Auburn, SKOLFIELD of Weld, STANLEY of Medway, STEARNS of Guilford, STETKIS of Canaan, STEWART of Presque Isle, STOVER of Boothbay, STROM of Pittsfield, SWALLOW of Houlton, SYLVESTER of Portland, TALBOT ROSS of Portland, TEPLER of Topsham, TERRY of Gorham, THERIAULT of China, TIPPING of Orono, TUCKER of Brunswick, TUELL of East Machias, VEROW of Brewer, WADSWORTH of Hiram, WARREN of Hallowell, WHITE of Waterville, WHITE of Washburn, ZEIGLER of Montville.

 

 

 

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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 Raise the University of Maine System Debt Ceiling"

H.P. 169  L.D. 206

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-26).

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            MILLETT of Cumberland
            CARSON of Cumberland
            POULIOT of Kennebec

Representatives:

            KORNFIELD of Bangor
            BRENNAN of Portland
            DODGE of Belfast
            DRINKWATER of Milford
            FARNSWORTH of Portland
            INGWERSEN of Arundel
            McCREA of Fort Fairfield
            SAMPSON of Alfred

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

 

Signed:

 

Representatives:

            FECTEAU of Augusta
            RUDNICKI of Fairfield

 

 

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-26).

 

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Divided Report

 

 

(5-2)  The Majority of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Resolve, To Increase Certain Chiropractic Reimbursement Rates under the MaineCare Program

H.P. 197  L.D. 234

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-22).

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            CLAXTON of Androscoggin
            MOORE of Washington

Representatives:

            HYMANSON of York
            CRAVEN of Lewiston
            GRIFFIN of Levant
            JAVNER of Chester
            MADIGAN of Waterville
            O'CONNOR of Berwick
            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 Not To Pass.

 

Signed:

 

Senator:

            GRATWICK of Penobscot

Representative:

            MEYER of Eliot

 

 

Comes from the House with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Resolve PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-22).

 

 

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Divided Report

 

 

(5-3)  The Majority of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Promote Equity in Business Opportunity for Tobacco Specialty Stores"

H.P. 269  L.D. 343

 

Reported that the same Ought Not to Pass.

 

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 "A" (H-23).

 

Signed:

 

Senator:

            MOORE of Washington

Representatives:

            GRIFFIN of Levant
            JAVNER of Chester
            O'CONNOR of Berwick

 

 

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

 

 

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Divided Report

 

 

(5-4)  The Majority of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT on Bill "An Act To Prohibit Municipalities from Prohibiting Short-term Rentals"

H.P. 172  L.D. 209

 

Reported that the same Ought Not to Pass.

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            CLAXTON of Androscoggin
            DESCHAMBAULT of York

Representatives:

            MARTIN of Sinclair
            BRYANT of Windham
            EVANGELOS of Friendship
            KINNEY of Knox
            PEBWORTH of Blue Hill
            REED of Carmel
            RISEMAN of Harrison
            TUELL of East Machias
            VEROW of Brewer

The Minority of the same Committee on the same subject reported that the same Ought To Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-28).

 

Signed:

 

Senator:

            DAVIS of Piscataquis

Representative:

            HEAD of Bethel

 

 

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

 

 

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Senate

 

Change of Committee

 

 

(5-5)  Senator DILL for the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY on Resolve, To Extend the Down East Sunrise Trail from Ayers Junction to Calais

S.P. 282  L.D. 992

 

Reported that the same be REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION.

 

 

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Ought to Pass As Amended

 

 

(5-6)  Senator DILL for the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY on Bill "An Act Regarding the Providing of Human Food Waste to Swine Producers"

S.P. 162  L.D. 497

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-17).

 

 

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(5-7)  Senator CARSON for the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES on Bill "An Act To Increase Funding for the St. Croix International Waterway Commission"

S.P. 128  L.D. 450

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-19).

 

 

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Divided Report

 

 

(5-8)  The Majority of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES on Bill "An Act To Increase the Handling Fee for Beverage Containers Reimbursed to Redemption Centers"

S.P. 60  L.D. 248

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-20).

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            CARSON of Cumberland
            CHENETTE of York

Representatives:

            TUCKER of Brunswick
            CAMPBELL of Orrington
            FAY of Raymond
            GRAMLICH of Old Orchard Beach
            HOBBS of Wells
            SKOLFIELD of Weld
            ZEIGLER of Montville

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

 

Signed:

 

Senator:

            FOLEY of York

Representatives:

            JOHANSEN of Monticello
            LYFORD of Eddington

 

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Divided Report

 

 

            (5-9)  Nine members of the Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act To Provide Campground Owners Immunity from Liability for the Inherent Risks of Camping"

S.P. 153  L.D. 488

 

 

 Reported in Report "A" that the same Ought Not to Pass.

 

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

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 "A" (S-18).

 

Signed:

 

Representatives:
            CURTIS of Madison
            DeVEAU of Caribou
            HAGGAN of Hampden

One member of the same Committee on the same subject reported in Report "C" that the same Ought to Pass.

 

Signed:

 

Senator:
            KEIM of Oxford

 

 

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SECOND READERS

 

The Committee on Bills in the Second Reading reported the following:

 

House

 

 

(6-1)  Bill "An Act To Provide for Legislative Review of Federally Mandated Major Substantive Rules under the Maine Administrative Procedure Act"

H.P. 209  L.D. 285

 

 

(6-2)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Use of Interchangeable Biological Products"

H.P. 480  L.D. 659

 

 

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House As Amended

 

 

(6-3)  Bill "An Act To Require Notification of Proposed Rate Increases for Long-term Care Policies"

H.P. 6  L.D. 5
(C "A" H-25)

 

 

(6-4)  Bill "An Act To Amend Teacher Evaluation Requirements"

H.P. 78  L.D. 92
(C "A" H-18)

 

 

(6-5)  Bill "An Act To Permit a Veterans Organization To Lease Its Facility to an Organization That Is Registered To Operate Beano or Bingo Games without Obtaining a Commercial Beano Hall Permit" (EMERGENCY)

H.P. 113  L.D. 131
(C "A" H-16)

 

 

(6-6)  Bill "An Act To Require an Annual Report on the Activities of the Maine Child Welfare Advisory Panel"

H.P. 155  L.D. 192
(C "A" H-21)

 

(6-7)  Bill "An Act Regarding Responsibility for the Overpayment of Claims"

H.P. 215  L.D. 291
(C "A" H-17)

 


 

(6-8)  Bill "An Act To Exempt Head Start School Buses from Snow Tire Restrictions"

H.P. 276  L.D. 350
(C "A" H-24)

 

 

(6-9)  Bill "An Act To Require the State To Fund Teacher Retirement"

H.P. 336  L.D. 427
(C "A" H-20)

 

 

(6-10)  Bill "An Act To Resolve Tie Votes by the Washington County Budget Advisory Committee" (EMERGENCY)

H.P. 377  L.D. 520
(C "A" H-27)

 

 

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Senate As Amended

 

 

(6-11)  Bill "An Act To Secure the Future of the Frances Perkins Homestead"

S.P. 58  L.D. 246
(C "A" S-15)

 

 

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ENACTORS

 

 

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

 

Emergency Measure

 

(7-1)  An Act To Clarify That Food, Food Additives and Food Products Containing Hemp-derived Cannabidiol Produced and Sold within the State Are Not Adulterated and To Match the State's Definition of "Hemp" to the Definition in Federal Law

H.P. 459  L.D. 630
(C "A" H-10)

 

 

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Acts

 

(7-2)  An Act To Reinstate the Income Tax Deduction for Contributions to College Savings Accounts

S.P. 24  L.D. 71
(C "A" S-5)

 

(7-3)  An Act To Ensure Responsible Operation of Political Action Committees

S.P. 68  L.D. 256
(C "A" S-6)

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Resolve

 

(7-4)  Resolve, Directing the Secretary of State To Review the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts

H.P. 293  L.D. 384

 

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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

 

Bill "An Act To Sustain Maine's Forest Products Industry by Implementing Certain Existing Solid Waste Management Policies"

S.P. 96  L.D. 356

 

Tabled - January 24, 2019 by Senator DILL of Penobscot

 

Pending - REFERENCE

 

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

 

 

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2.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

Bill "An Act To Attract, Educate and Retain New State Residents To Strengthen the Workforce"

H.P. 468  L.D. 647

 

Tabled - February 28, 2019 by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin

 

Pending - REFERENCE

 

(Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.)

 

 

(In House, REFERRED to the Committee on INNOVATION, DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT AND BUSINESS.)

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3.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

Bill "An Act To Improve the Educational Opportunity Tax Credit"

S.P. 352  L.D. 1164

 

Tabled - March 7, 2019 by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin

 

Pending - REFERENCE

 

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

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4.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

Bill "An Act To Provide Ready Access to Defibrillators in Businesses and Pharmacies"

S.P. 355  L.D. 1169

 

Tabled - March 7, 2019 by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin

 

Pending - REFERENCE

 

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

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5.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

JOINT ORDER - Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Michael J. Tarpinian, of Westbrook

SLS 128

 

Tabled - March 14, 2019 by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin

 

Pending - PASSAGE

 

 

 

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6.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

JOINT RESOLUTION - RECOGNIZING MARCH 2019 AS BLEEDING DISORDERS AWARENESS MONTH

S.P. 409

 

Tabled - March 19, 2019 by Senator SANBORN, L. of Cumberland

 

Pending - ADOPTION

 

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7.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

JOINT RESOLUTION - RECOGNIZING THE MAINE STATE HOUSING AUTHORITY ON ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY

S.P. 410

 

Tabled - March 19, 2019 by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec

 

Pending - ADOPTION

 

 

 

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8.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

Bill "An Act To Improve Rural Health Care"

S.P. 418  L.D. 1350

 

Tabled - March 21, 2019 by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot

 

Pending - REFERENCE

 

(Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.)

 

 

 

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9.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

JOINT RESOLUTION - RECOGNIZING APRIL 2019 AS CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION MONTH

S.P. 427

 

Tabled - March 21, 2019 by Senator MOORE of Washington

 

Pending - ADOPTION

 

 

 

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10.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

HOUSE REPORTS - from the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT on Bill "An Act To Change the Name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day"

H.P. 142  L.D. 179

 

 

 

Majority - Ought to Pass (7 members)

 

Minority - Ought Not to Pass (5 members)

 

Tabled - March 21, 2019 by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc

 

Pending - motion by Senator CLAXTON of Androscoggin to ACCEPT the Majority OUGHT TO PASS Report

 

 

(In House, Majority OUGHT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.)

 

 

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SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE

 


L.D. 477 - S.P. 141 (C "A" S-1)


 

 

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