Update 2-28-19



 

One Hundred and Twenty-Ninth Legislature

Second 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

 

20th Legislative Day

 

In Senate Chamber, Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

 

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

 

Prayer by Senator Linda F. Sanborn of Cumberland County.

 

Pledge of Allegiance led by Senator Susan A. Deschambault of York County.

 

Reading of the Journal of Thursday, March 12, 2020.

 

 

 

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PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

 

(1-1)  An Act To Create the Cabinet on Aging

H.P. 1235  L.D. 1733
(C "A" H-682)

 

 

In Senate, February 27, 2020, PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-682) in concurrence.

 

Comes from the House, Bill COMMITTED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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Joint Orders

 

Expressions of Legislative Sentiment recognizing:

 

(1-2)  Pamela Bois, of Richmond, who has received the Good Samaritan Real Hero Award from the Central and Mid Coast Maine Chapter of the American Red Cross.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 899

 

 

(1-3)  Lawrence Foster, of Richmond, who has received the Good Samaritan Real Hero Award from the Central and Mid Coast Maine Chapter of the American Red Cross.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 900

 

 

(1-4)  Owen Brigham, of Bowdoin, who has received the Youth Community Real Hero Award from the Central and Mid Coast Maine Chapter of the American Red Cross.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 901

 

 

(1-5)  Bob Garver, of Harpswell, whose company, Wicked Joe Organic Coffees, has been designated Best in the World by B Corporation, a global organization setting standards of verifiable social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 902

 

 

(1-6)  the Kennebunk High School Girls Swimming and Diving Team, which won the school's first Class A State Championship.  Members of the team include Annalise Cowing, Nina Sharp, Grace Girard, Chloe Matthews, Ella Yentsch, Rowan Pow, Maya Olin, Camilla Rawlings, Kaia Wirth and Emma Thomas; and coaches Andrew Coulombe, Susan Donaher and Guy Pollini.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 903

 

 

(1-7)  Standard Waterproofing, in Winslow, which has received the 2020 Business of the Year Award from the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce for its commitment to growth and contributions to the community.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 904

 

 

(1-8)  Chuck Hays, of Manchester, president and chief executive officer of MaineGeneral Health, who has received the 2020 Business Person of the Year Award from the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce for his leadership, integrity, professionalism and vision.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 905

 

 

(1-9)  Gary Levesque, of Oakland, an insurance agent of New York Life, Inc., who has received the 2020 Elias A. Joseph Award from the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce for his service to the chamber.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 906

 

 

(1-10)  Heather Mackenzie Thorne, of Winslow, an associate broker with Coldwell Banker Plourde Real Estate, who has received the 2020 Rising Star Award from the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce for her success in business and community involvement.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 907

 

 

(1-11)  Tracy Warren, of Oakland, a vice president and loan officer of Kennebec Savings Bank, who has received the 2020 Customer Service Stardom Award from the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce for the exceptional service she provides the bank's customers.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 908

 

 

(1-12)  Richard Hopper, of Fairfield, president of Kennebec Valley Community College, who has received the 2020 Outstanding Professional Award from the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce for his contributions to the community.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 909

 

 


 

(1-13)  Danny Ring and the Ring Family Farm, of Canaan, recipients 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;

HLS 910

 

 

(1-14)  Abigail Stevens, of Island Falls, a senior at Southern Aroostook Community School, who is a recipient of a 2020 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 911

 

 

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:

 

(1-15)  Gregory Lee Lemar, of Dresden.  Mr. Lemar began digging worms alongside his father and brothers at 10 years of age.  In the 1980s, he drove 18-wheelers, for 40 years, he cut and sold Christmas trees and, in 1985, he opened Greg's Used Autos.  He was a member of the Auto Auction of New England, Southern Auto Auction and Acadia Auto Auction.  Mr. Lemar will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

HLS 913

 

 

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

 

(1-16)  Richard Desmarais, of Ogunquit.  Mr. Desmarais is considered to be one of the best football players and all-around athletes that Maine has produced.  Shattering records in every sport he played as a high school student, including baseball, basketball and track, he went on to become a standout athlete at Boston University and a professional football player, playing as a running back for the Canadian Football League Rough Riders and being named Rough Rider Rookie of the Year.  In 2008, he was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame.  After his football career, he became a top national salesman for the Nokia Corporation.  Mr. Desmarais will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends and all those whose lives he touched;

HLS 914

 

 

Come from the House READ and ADOPTED.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

(2-1)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1060

 

STATE OF MAINE

129TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

Members of the Legislature –

 

In coordination with all caucus leaders, as Presiding Officers we have decided to suspend our legislative session upon the completion of our work today in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The Legislature will consider bills directly related to coronavirus response, health care, and other critical pieces of legislation deemed necessary, then adjourn sine die. Other unfinished matters will be carried over until the Legislature reconvenes. We will evaluate on a bi-weekly basis when it is safe and responsible for the legislature to return.

 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to respond to this rapidly changing public health crisis. Hundreds of lawmakers, advocates and legislative staffers come from all across the state gather at the State House each day. Public participation is a hallmark of our work and until large gatherings are deemed safe, suspending the legislative session is the responsible thing to do.

 

We have made this decision with the ultimate goal of protecting the health and well-being of all Mainers and limiting the strain on our first responders, health care professionals and hospitals. All of us have a role to play to slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19 and that includes those in the Legislature.

 

Thank you for doing your part. Together, we will face this challenge.

 

S/Troy Jackson                                                                             S/Sara Gideon

President of the Senate                                                                 Speaker of the House

 

 

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(2-2)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1059

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

Dear Honorable Members of the 129th Legislature:

 

First, I extend my gratitude for your service to your communities, particularly during this unprecedented moment in time, and for your work with my Administration to prepare for and respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

 

I understand that it is your intention, upon the completion of certain critical legislative business today, to adjourn sine die and to continue legislative work as part of a Special Session of the 129th Legislature at a time when it is deemed safe and prudent to reconvene.

 

I agree with the wisdom of the decision to adjourn and believe it will protect the health and safety not only of members of the Legislature and the staff, but the members of the public with whom we interact.

 

It is my intention to call the Legislature back for a Special Session when it is safe and prudent. It is my strong preference that a Special Session deal with only the most pressing matters.

 

Thank you for your work to protect the health, economic security, and well-being of our state and people.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Janet T. Mills

Governor

 

 

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(2-3)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1056

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

Proclamation of State of Civil Emergency to Further Protect Public Health

 

WHEREAS, COVID-19 is a highly infectious agent that poses an imminent threat of substantial harm to our citizens;

 

WHEREAS, to date the State has taken numerous actions to respond and protect against this threat; and

 

WHEREAS, this Proclamation is necessary to authorize the use of emergency powers in order to expand and expedite that response;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Janet T. Mills, Governor of the State of Maine, pursuant to Me. Const. Art. V, Pt. 1, §§ 1 and 12, do hereby find and declare by this Proclamation that these conditions constitute a state of emergency within the meaning of 37-B M.R.S. §703(2), §742(1)(A) and 37-B M.R.S. Ch. 13, subch. II and 22 M.R.S. §801(4-A) and §802(2-A).  This Proclamation activates any and all authority delegated to me by any and all emergency management, public health and other pertinent laws to issue any and all oral and written directives that I, upon the advice of public health and other expert officials, reasonably deem necessary to respond to and protect against the spread and impacts of COVID-19 in Maine.  This Proclamation also authorizes the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to exercise emergency powers pursuant to 22 M.R.S. §820.  Officials and other persons lawfully subject to any and all directives pursuant to this Proclamation shall faithfully and timely execute the same.  This Proclamation shall, pursuant to 37-B M.R.S. §743, expire thirty (30) days from the date of its signature unless earlier renewed or terminated by me, or terminated by legislative joint resolution. 

 

In testimony whereof, I have caused the Great Seal of the State to be hereunto affixed GIVEN under my hand at Augusta this fifteenth day of March Two Thousand Twenty

 

S/Janet T. Mills

Governor

 

S/Matthew Dunlap

Secretary of State

TRUE ATTESTED COPY

 

 

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(2-4)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1057

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

Proclamation of Insurance Emergency

 

WHEREAS, 24-A M.R.S. § 472 et seq. grants to the Superintendent of the Bureau of Insurance of the Maine Department of Professional & Financial Regulation (Superintendent) the authority to make, amend, or rescind certain rules and regulations governing the business of insurers when the Governor determines pursuant to 24-A M.R.S. § 471 that an insurance emergency exists; and

 

WHEREAS, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention continue to assess and advise regarding the anticipated impact of COVID-19 in Maine; and

 

WHEREAS, based upon that assessment and advice, I find that the welfare of the State and the welfare and security of insureds, beneficiaries and the public require a proclamation that an insurance emergency exists pursuant to 24-A M.R.S. § 471;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Janet T. Mills, Governor of the State of Maine, pursuant to Me. Const. Art. V, Pt. 1, §§ 1 and 12, hereby proclaim an insurance emergency within the meaning of 24-A M.R.S. § 471.  I authorize and direct the Superintendent during this period of insurance emergency to exercise the power conferred by 24-A M.R.S. §§ 471-79 to make, amend, or rescind such rules and regulations governing the business of health insurance carriers as the Superintendent deems expedient in order to adopt and maintain sound methods of protecting the interests of such insurers, insureds, beneficiaries and the public.

 

This Proclamation of insurance emergency shall pursuant to 24-A M.R.S. § 477 be effective until I proclaim that such insurance emergency has ceased to exist.

Dated this 12th day of March 2020.

 

S/Janet T. Mills

Governor

 

 

 

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(2-5)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1043

 

STATE OF MAINE
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE
COMMITTEE ON
LABOR AND HOUSING

 

March 11, 2020

 

The Honorable Troy Dale Jackson

President of the Senate of Maine

129th Maine State Legislature

State House

Augusta, Maine 04333-0003

 

Dear Mr. President:

 

In accordance with 3 M.R.S.A., Section 157, and with Joint Rule 505 of the Maine Legislature, the Joint Standing Committee on Labor and Housing has had under consideration the nomination of Laura A. Buxbaum of Waldoboro, for appointment as a Commissioner of the Maine State Housing Authority.

After public hearing and discussion on this nomination, the Committee proceeded to vote on the motion to recommend to the Senate that this nomination be confirmed. The Committee Clerk called the roll with the following result:

YEAS       Senators                    2         Bellows, S. of Kennebec, Guerin, S. of Penobscot               

                  Representatives         8         Sylvester, M. of Portland, Austin, S. of Gray, Bradstreet, D. of Vassalboro, Carney, A. of Cape Elizabeth, Cuddy, S. of Winterport, Doore, D. of Augusta, Lockman, L. of Bradley, Rykerson, D. of Kittery            

NAYS                                         0                                

                                                     

ABSENT                                    3         Sen. Lawrence, M. of York, Rep. Morris, J. of Turner, Rep. Tucker, R. of Brunswick             

Ten members of the Committee having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative, it was the vote of the Committee that the nomination of Laura A. Buxbaum of Waldoboro, for appointment as a Commissioner of the Maine State Housing Authority be confirmed.

Signed,

S/Shenna  Bellows                                                                                       S/Mike A. Sylvester

Senate Chair                                                                                                 House Chair

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(2-6)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1044

 

STATE OF MAINE
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE
COMMITTEE ON
LABOR AND HOUSING

 

March 12, 2020

 

The Honorable Troy Dale Jackson

President of the Senate of Maine

129th Maine State Legislature

State House

Augusta, Maine 04333-0003

 

Dear Mr. President:

 

In accordance with 3 M.R.S.A., Section 157, and with Joint Rule 505 of the Maine Legislature, the Joint Standing Committee on Labor and Housing has had under consideration the nomination of Patrick E. Clancy of Kennebunkport, for appointment as a Commissioner of the Maine State Housing Authority.

After public hearing and discussion on this nomination, the Committee proceeded to vote on the motion to recommend to the Senate that this nomination be confirmed. The Committee Clerk called the roll with the following result:

YEAS       Senators                    2         Bellows, S. of Kennebec, Guerin, S. of Penobscot               

                  Representatives         6         Austin, S. of Gray, Bradstreet, D. of Vassalboro, Carney, A. of Cape Elizabeth, Cuddy, S. of Winterport, Doore, D. of Augusta, Lockman, L. of Bradley             

NAYS                                         0                                

                                                     

ABSENT                                    5         Sen. Lawrence, M. of York, Rep. Sylvester, M. of Portland, Rep. Morris, J. of Turner, Rep. Rykerson, D. of Kittery, Rep. Tucker, R. of Brunswick                  

Eight members of the Committee having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative, it was the vote of the Committee that the nomination of Patrick E. Clancy of Kennebunkport, for appointment as a Commissioner of the Maine State Housing Authority be confirmed.

Signed,

S/Shenna  Bellows                                                                                       S/Mike A. Sylvester

Senate Chair                                                                                                 House Chair

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(2-7)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1042

 

STATE OF MAINE
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE
COMMITTEE ON
LABOR AND HOUSING

 

March 11, 2020

 

The Honorable Troy Dale Jackson

President of the Senate of Maine

129th Maine State Legislature

State House

Augusta, Maine 04333-0003

 

Dear Mr. President:

 

In accordance with 3 M.R.S.A., Section 157, and with Joint Rule 505 of the Maine Legislature, the Joint Standing Committee on Labor and Housing has had under consideration the nomination of Shirrin Blaisdell of Manchester, for reappointment to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees.

After public hearing and discussion on this nomination, the Committee proceeded to vote on the motion to recommend to the Senate that this nomination be confirmed. The Committee Clerk called the roll with the following result:

YEAS       Senators                    2         Bellows, S. of Kennebec, Guerin, S. of Penobscot               

                  Representatives         8         Sylvester, M. of Portland, Austin, S. of Gray, Bradstreet, D. of Vassalboro, Carney, A. of Cape Elizabeth, Cuddy, S. of Winterport, Doore, D. of Augusta, Lockman, L. of Bradley, Rykerson, D. of Kittery            

NAYS                                         0                                

ABSENT                                    3         Sen. Lawrence, M. of York, Rep. Morris, J. of Turner, Rep. Tucker, R. of Brunswick             

Ten members of the Committee having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative, it was the vote of the Committee that the nomination of Shirrin Blaisdell of Manchester, for reappointment to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees be confirmed.

Signed,

S/Shenna  Bellows                                                                                       S/Mike A. Sylvester

Senate Chair                                                                                                 House Chair

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(2-8)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1045

 

STATE OF MAINE

129TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

March 11, 2020

 

Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333

 

Dear Secretary Grant:

 

Pursuant to my authority under Title 5, MRSA, Chapter 163, §2003, I am pleased to reappoint Patrick Cunningham to seat number six on the Maine Library of Geographic Information Board, effective the date of this letter. With this reappointment, he will be a member of the board representing a statewide association of municipalities.

 

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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(2-9)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1046

 

STATE OF MAINE

129TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

March 11, 2020

 

Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333

 

Dear Secretary Grant:

 

Pursuant to my authority under Title 3, MRSA, §227, I am pleased to reappoint Vincent Frallicciardi to seat number 6 on the Maine-Canadian Legislative Advisory Commission. With this reappointment, he will continue to serve on the commission as a citizen of this state who is fluent in the French language, effective the date of this letter.

 

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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(2-10)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1047

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

 

March 11, 2020

 

The Honorable Troy Jackson

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

RE:      Appointment of Meryl Fogg of Falmouth to the Maine State Workforce Board

 

Dear President Jackson:

 

This is to inform you that I am nominating Meryl Fogg of Falmouth for appointment to the Maine State Workforce Board.

 

Pursuant to Title 26 MRSA §2006, this appointment is contingent on the Maine State Senate's confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor and Housing.

 

Thank you.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Janet T. Mills

Governor

 

 

 

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(2-11)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1048

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

March 11, 2020

 

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

 

RE:      Appointment of The Honorable David R. Hastings of Fryeburg to the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices

                                                          

Dear President Jackson:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Mr. The Honorable David R. Hastings of Fryeburg for Appointment to the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices.

 

Pursuant to Title 1 MRSA §1002, this Appointment is contingent on the Maine State Senate’s confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs.

 

Thank you.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Janet T. Mills
Governor

 

 

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(2-12)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1054

 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY

 

March 12, 2020

 

The Honorable Troy Jackson

President of the Senate

 

The Honorable Sara Gideon                

Speaker of the House of Representatives

 

129th Legislature

State House

Augusta, ME 04333

 

Dear President Jackson and Speaker Gideon:

 

Please accept this letter as the report of the findings of the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry from its review and evaluation of the Board of Pesticides Control under the State Government Evaluation Act, Title 3 Maine Revised Statutes, chapter 35. 

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Act, the committee notified the Board by letter dated May 1, 2019 of its intent to conduct a review.  The Board submitted its program evaluation report on November 1, 2019 and presented its report to the committee on February 6, 2020.

 

The committee has reviewed the report and unanimously finds that the Board is operating within its statutory authority.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/James F. Dill                                                                        S/Craig V. Hickman

Senate Chair                                                                            House Chair

 

 

 

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(2-13)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1055

 

STATE OF MAINE
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE
COMMITTEE ON ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY

 

March 06, 2020

 

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 Energy, Utilities and Technology has voted unanimously to report the following bill(s) out "Ought Not to Pass":

 

               L.D. 1877                 An Act To Amend the Kittery Water District Charter

 

This is notification of the Committee’s action.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Mark W. Lawrence                                S/Rep. Seth A. Berry

Senate Chair                                                      House Chair

 

 

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(2-14)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1050

 

STATE OF MAINE
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE
COMMITTEE ON
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

March 10, 2020

 

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 and Human Services has voted unanimously to report the following bill(s) out "Ought Not to Pass":

 

               L.D. 1180                 Resolve, To Establish the Task Force To Better Coordinate the Protection of Vulnerable Populations (EMERGENCY)

 

               L.D. 2052                 An Act To Enact Restrictions on Electronic Smoking Devices and New Tobacco Products

 

This is notification of the Committee’s action.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Geoff Gratwick                                     S/Rep. Patty Hymanson

Senate Chair                                                      House Chair

 

 

 

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(2-15)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1049

 

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

 

March 11, 2020

 

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. 1591                 An Act To Provide Access to Health Care for Maine Citizens

 

               L.D. 1617                 An Act To Create a Single-payer Health Care Program in Maine

 

               L.D. 2095                 An Act To Require Appropriate Coverage of and Cost-sharing for Generic Drugs and Biosimilars

 

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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(2-16)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1051

 

STATE OF MAINE
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE
COMMITTEE ON INNOVATION, DEVELOPMENT,

ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT AND BUSINESS

 

March 11, 2020

 

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 Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business has voted unanimously to report the following bill(s) out "Ought Not to Pass":

 

               L.D. 1481                 An Act To Establish the Big Moose Mountain Regional Development Authority (EMERGENCY)

 

               L.D. 1690                 An Act To Certify and Promote Products That Are Made in Maine

 

               L.D. 1821                 Resolve, To Address the Population Shortage in Rural Maine

 

This is notification of the Committee’s action.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Erin Herbig                                            S/Rep. Matthea  Elisabeth Larsen Daughtry

Senate Chair                                                      House Chair

 

 

 

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(2-17)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1052

 

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

 

March 05, 2020

 

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 Taxation has voted unanimously to report the following bill(s) out "Ought Not to Pass":

 

               L.D. 1898                 An Act Regarding Property Taxes on Certain Energy Generation Projects

 

This is notification of the Committee’s action.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Ben Chipman                                         S/Rep. Ryan Tipping

Senate Chair                                                      House Chair

 

 

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(2-18)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1053

 

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

 

March 06, 2020

 

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 Transportation has voted unanimously to report the following bill(s) out "Ought Not to Pass":

 

               L.D. 2100                 An Act To Require Third-party Certification for Persons Undertaking Corrosion Prevention and Mitigation Projects for Public Water Supply and Wastewater Infrastructure and Bridges

 

This is notification of the Committee’s action.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Bill Diamond                                         S/Rep. Andrew McLean

Senate Chair                                                      House Chair

 

 

 

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(2-19)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1058

 

STATE OF MAINE

129TH LEGISLATURE

SECRETARY OF STATE

 

Honorable Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333

 

Dear Secretary Grant:

 

Enclosed please find a certified copy of my official certification to the 129th Legislature of the citizen initiative petition entitled “Resolve, To Reject the New England Clean Energy Connect Transmission Project”.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Matthew Dunlap

Secretary of State

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ORDERS

 

Joint Orders

 

 

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

S.P. 787

 

ORDERED, the House concurring, that the Joint Standing Committee on Labor and Housing may report out, to the Senate, a bill to amend Resolve 2019, chapter 82.

 

 

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

S.P. 788

 

ORDERED, the House concurring, that all matters not finally disposed of upon the adjournment sine die of the Second Regular Session of the 129th Legislature be carried over, in the same posture, to any special session of the 129th Legislature.

 

 

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Expressions of Legislative Sentiment recognizing:

 

(4-3)  Alberta Ridlon, of Sweden, to whom, for contributions to the community, the Town of Sweden has dedicated its Town Report.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1122

Sponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

Cosponsored by Representative: MILLETT of Waterford.

 

 

 

(4-4)  the Central High School Drama Club, of Corinth, which won the Maine Principals' Association Class B Drama Festival Regional Competition held at Lawrence High School in Fairfield.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1123

Sponsored by Senator GUERIN of Penobscot.

Cosponsored by Representative: DRINKWATER of Milford.

 

 

 

(4-5)  James "Nippy" Louder, of Corinna, to whom, for contributions to the community, the Town of Corinna has dedicated its Town Report.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1124

Sponsored by Senator GUERIN of Penobscot.

Cosponsored by Representative: COSTAIN of Plymouth.

 

 

 

(4-6)  the Caribou High School Boys Basketball Team, which won the Class B State Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1125

Sponsored by President JACKSON of Aroostook.

Cosponsored by Representative: DeVEAU of Caribou.

 

 

 

(4-7)  Cheryl Waterman, of South Thomaston, to whom, for contributions to the community, the Town of South Thomaston has dedicated its Town Report.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1126

Sponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox.

Cosponsored by Representative: MATLACK of St. George.

 

 

 

(4-8)  Mary Josephine Pendleton, of Saco, who is celebrating her 90th Birthday on March 19, 2020.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1127

Sponsored by Senator CHENETTE of York.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BAILEY of Saco, MAREAN of Hollis, O'NEIL of Saco.

 

 

 

(4-9)  the Biddeford-Saco Country Club, in Saco, which is celebrating its 100th Anniversary on March 20, 2020.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1128

Sponsored by Senator CHENETTE of York.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BAILEY of Saco, MAREAN of Hollis, O'NEIL of Saco.

 

 

 

(4-10)  the Biddeford High School Cheerleading Team, which won the Class A State Championship.  This is the team's second state championship in two seasons.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1129

Sponsored by Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DENK of Kennebunk, FECTEAU of Biddeford, FOLEY of Biddeford.

 

 

 

(4-11)  the Marshwood High School Girls Basketball Team, of South Berwick, which won the Class A State Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1130

Sponsored by Senator LAWRENCE of York.

Cosponsored by Representatives: MEYER of Eliot, ROBERTS of South Berwick.

 

 

 


 

(4-12)  Edward A. Barrett, of Lewiston, who is retiring as Lewiston City Administrator after 10 years of service in the position and 45 years of service in municipal government overall, with 20 years of service in Bangor and service in Wichita Falls, Texas and Tucson, Arizona.  We extend our appreciation and best wishes;

SLS 1132

Sponsored by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BROOKS of Lewiston, CLOUTIER of Lewiston, CRAVEN of Lewiston, HANDY of Lewiston.

 

 

 

(4-13)  the Old Town-Orono High School Hockey Team, which won the Class B North Championship.  This is the team's third straight regional title.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1133

Sponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DUNPHY of Old Town, PERRY of Bangor, TIPPING of Orono.

 

 

 

(4-14)  Kennebec Savings Bank, of Augusta, which is celebrating 150 years of service to Augusta and the surrounding communities, including Farmingdale, Freeport, Winthrop and Waterville, on March 19, 2020.  Governor Joshua L. Chamberlain signed into law the bill creating the bank on March 7, 1870.  Today, the bank is the 10th largest Maine-based bank and has over 140 employees.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1135

Sponsored by Senator POULIOT of Kennebec.

Cosponsored by Senators: BELLOWS of Kennebec, CARSON of Cumberland, CYRWAY of Kennebec, Representatives: BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, DOORE of Augusta, FECTEAU of Augusta, Speaker GIDEON of Freeport, HARNETT of Gardiner, HICKMAN of Winthrop, MADIGAN of Waterville, WARREN of Hallowell, WHITE of Waterville.

 

 

 

(4-15)  the Lisbon/St. Dominic's High School Football Team, of Lisbon and Auburn, which won the Class D State Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1136

Sponsored by Senator TIMBERLAKE of Androscoggin.

Cosponsored by Senator: CLAXTON of Androscoggin, Representatives: BICKFORD of Auburn, MASON of Lisbon, MELARAGNO of Auburn, SHEATS of Auburn.

 

 

 

(4-16)  the Spruce Mountain High School Boys Ski Team, of Jay, on its winning the 2020 Mountain Valley Conference Alpine Championship.  We extend our congratulations to the members of the team on this achievement;

SLS 1137

Sponsored by Senator BLACK of Franklin.

Cosponsored by Representative: RILEY of Jay.

(4-17)  the Rangeley Lakes Regional School Girls Ski Team, of Rangeley, on its winning the 2020 Mountain Valley Conference Alpine Championship.  We extend our congratulations to the members of the team on this achievement;

SLS 1138

Sponsored by Senator BLACK of Franklin.

Cosponsored by Representative: HEAD of Bethel.

 

 

 

(4-18)  Alex Hemingway, of Kingfield, a student at Mount Abram Regional High School and a member of the boys Nordic ski team, who won the 2020 Class C Classical State Title.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1139

Sponsored by Senator BLACK of Franklin.

Cosponsored by Representative: SKOLFIELD of Weld.

 

 

 

(4-19)  the Hampden Academy Boys Basketball Team, which won the Class A North Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1140

Sponsored by Senator GUERIN of Penobscot.

Cosponsored by Representative: HAGGAN of Hampden.

 

 

 

(4-20)  the Hampden Academy Girls Basketball Team, which won the Class A North Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1141

Sponsored by Senator GUERIN of Penobscot.

Cosponsored by Representative: HAGGAN of Hampden.

 

 

 

(4-21)  the Machias Memorial High School Boys Basketball Team, which won the Class D North Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1142

Sponsored by Senator MOORE of Washington.

Cosponsored by Representative: TUELL of East Machias.

 

 

 

(4-22)  Zain Fitzsimmons, of East Machias, who has earned the distinction of being named 2nd Honor Essayist of the 2020 graduating class of Washington Academy.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1143

Sponsored by Senator MOORE of Washington.

Cosponsored by Representative: TUELL of East Machias.

 

 

(4-23)  Mikaila Loughlin, of Beddington, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2020 graduating class of Washington Academy.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1144

Sponsored by Senator MOORE of Washington.

Cosponsored by Representative: LOCKMAN of Bradley.

 

 

 

(4-24)  Greg Moulton, of Cutler, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2020 graduating class of Washington Academy.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1145

Sponsored by Senator MOORE of Washington.

Cosponsored by Representative: TUELL of East Machias.

 

 

 

(4-25)  Haley Cherry, of Whiting, who has earned the distinction of being named 1st Honor Essayist of the 2020 graduating class of Washington Academy.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1146

Sponsored by Senator MOORE of Washington.

Cosponsored by Representative: TUELL of East Machias.

 

 

 

(4-26)  Kory Crockett-Harrington, of Bethel, a member of Troop No. 565, 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 1147

Sponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

Cosponsored by Representative: HEAD of Bethel.

 

 

 

(4-27)  Carter Richmond, of Mason Township, a member of Troop No. 565, 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 1148

Sponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

Cosponsored by Representative: HEAD of Bethel.

 

 

 


 

(4-28)  Dylan Richmond, of Mason Township, a member of Troop No. 565, 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 1149

Sponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

Cosponsored by Representative: HEAD of Bethel.

 

 

 

(4-29)  Olivia Huckins, of Meddybemps, a student at Calais High School and a player on the girls basketball team, who recently scored her 1,000th career point.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1150

Sponsored by Senator MOORE of Washington.

Cosponsored by Representative: JAVNER of Chester.

 

 

 

(4-30)  Kaylee Ireland, of Jonesport, a student at Jonesport-Beals High School and a player on the girls basketball team, who recently scored her 1,000th career point.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1151

Sponsored by Senator MOORE of Washington.

Cosponsored by Representative: ALLEY of Beals.

 

 

 

(4-31)  the Hampden Academy Boys Basketball Team, which won the Class A State Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1152

Sponsored by Senator GUERIN of Penobscot.

Cosponsored by Representative: HAGGAN of Hampden.

 

 

 

(4-32)  the Honorable Roy I. Nickerson, of Turner, who is celebrating his 100th Birthday on April 15, 2020.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1153

Sponsored by Senator TIMBERLAKE of Androscoggin.

Cosponsored by Representative: MORRIS of Turner.

 

 

 


 

(4-33)  Edward Hastings IV, of Chesterville, a sergeant with the Farmington Police Department, who has been named the department's 2019 Employee of the Year.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1154

Sponsored by Senator BLACK of Franklin.

Cosponsored by Representative: HALL of Wilton.

 

 

 

(4-34)  Hunter Cuddy, of Jackman, a junior at Forest Hills Consolidated School and a member of the boys basketball team, who recently scored his 1,000th career point.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1155

Sponsored by Senator FARRIN of Somerset.

Cosponsored by Representative: GRIGNON of Athens.

 

 

 

(4-35)  Parker Desjardins, of Jackman, a senior at Forest Hills Consolidated School and a member of the boys basketball team, who recently scored his 1,000th career point.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1156

Sponsored by Senator FARRIN of Somerset.

Cosponsored by Representative: GRIGNON of Athens.

 

 

 

(4-36)  the Noble High School Wrestling Team, of North Berwick, which won the Class A State Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1157

Sponsored by Senator FOLEY of York.

Cosponsored by Representatives: O'CONNOR of Berwick, ROBERTS of South Berwick.

 

 

 

(4-37)  Peyton Grant, of Dexter, a junior at Dexter Regional High School and a player on the girls basketball team, who recently scored her 1,000th career point.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1158

Sponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis.

Cosponsored by Representative: FOSTER of Dexter.

 

 

 


 

(4-38)  the Wells High School Wrestling Team, which won the Class B State Championship.  Members of the team include Devin Bickford, Trevor Bickford, Abel Brethauer, Griffin Brickett, Joshua Burgess, Evan Cash, Devin Chace, Nathan Coleman, Michael Ducharme, Bradley Foster, Brady Fox, Daniel Marquis, Joshua Martinez, Brody Maxon, Jace Patel, Jonah Potter, Jacob Scott and Xander Trofatter.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1159

Sponsored by Senator FOLEY of York.

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

 

 

 

(4-39)  the Wells High School Girls Basketball Team, which won the Class B State Championship and the Class B Sportsmanship Award.  Members of the team include Mallory Aromando, Logan Bedell, Meredith Bogue, Alivia Boucher, Grace Boucher, Leah Cluff, Leah Finn, Jaiden Greaves, Riley Hansen, Ava Kreie, Ruby McMinis, Francesca Ramsdell and Grace Ramsdell; and managers Libby Webb and Sydney Belanger.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1160

Sponsored by Senator FOLEY of York.

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

 

 

 

(4-40)  the Wells High School Boys Basketball Team, which won the Class B Sportsmanship Award.  Members of the team include Covy Dufort, Caleb Corey, Connor Woodward, Hayden Barker, Nate Chandler, Jacob Marshall, Gavyn Leighton, Aaron Price, Camden Sevigney, Lance Littlefield, Brayden Fazzina and Owen Coggeshall-Beyea.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1162

Sponsored by Senator FOLEY of York.

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

 

 

 

(4-41)  the Forest Hills Consolidated School Basketball Team, of Jackman, which won the Class D State Championship.  Members of the team include Hunter Cuddy, Jeremiah Hale, Parker Desjardins, Joey Poulin, Jackman Daigle, David Lessard, Michael Chagnot, Mason Desjardins, Owen Lacasse, Hiram Logston, Cody Oliver, Tommy Sylvester, Braidan Welch and Cooper Daigle; scorekeeper Lillian Hoyt; manager Brody Hale; and coaches Anthony Amero, Dana Plante, Jeff Desjardins and Steve Calderon.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1161

Sponsored by Senator FARRIN of Somerset.

Cosponsored by Representative: GRIGNON of Athens.

 

 

 


 

(4-42)  the Honorable Jeffrey L. Hjelm, of Camden, Associate Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, who is retiring from active service after 27 years in the State's judiciary.  Justice Hjelm served the past 5 years on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court after serving 16 years on the Superior Court and 6 years on the District Court.  We extend our appreciation and best wishes;

SLS 1164

Sponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox.

Cosponsored by Representative: DOUDERA of Camden.

 

 

 

(4-43)  Mike McFadden, of Belfast, for his years of service with the Belfast Police Department.  Mr. McFadden, who first began working for the city in 1992, became the city's chief of police in 2011 and recently became the city's transfer station director.  We extend our appreciation and best wishes;

SLS 1165

Sponsored by Senator HERBIG of Waldo.

Cosponsored by Representative: DODGE of Belfast.

 

 

 

(4-44)  Bill Gillespie, of Liberty, Chief of the Liberty Volunteer Fire Department, who has been named the Fire Chief of the Year by the Maine Fire Chiefs' Association.  We extend to Chief Gillespie our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 1166

Sponsored by Senator HERBIG of Waldo.

Cosponsored by Representative: ZEIGLER of Montville.

 

 

 

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Joint Resolutions

 

 

(4-45)  On motion by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc, the following Joint Resolution:

S.P. 786

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MAY 9, 2020

AS LETTER CARRIERS' STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE DAY

 

WHEREAS, hunger affects millions of people nationwide, including children, seniors and military veterans, and thousands of households in Maine struggle to provide food for their families; and

 

WHEREAS, when school nutrition programs end in the summer, families with school-age children that use these programs must find alternate sources of food; and

 

WHEREAS, in 2019, the Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive collected 76.1 million pounds of food, which was distributed locally in the communities in which it was collected, and in Maine, letter carriers collected 290,000 pounds of food; and

 

WHEREAS, the members of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Rural Letter Carriers' Association work to end the challenges of hunger in Maine and across the country through the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive; and

 

WHEREAS, on May 9, 2020, the 2nd Saturday in May, a time of the year when donations are much needed, letter carriers will collect food donations left at mailboxes to be distributed to food banks and pantries; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-ninth Legislature now assembled in the Second Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to recognize Saturday, May 9, 2020 as Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day in Maine and urge all citizens of the State to join in support of this special observance.

 

 

 

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Joint Resolutions in Memoriam:

 

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

 

(4-46)  Julie E. Shackley, of Auburn.  Mrs. Shackley formerly served as president and chief executive officer of Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice, where she worked for 22 years and helped to create new standards for hospice care in Maine, including the opening of Maine's first inpatient hospice facility.  In 2015, she was recognized with the HCHA/MHC Distinguished Service Award for her outstanding leadership.  Mrs. Shackley will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends and all those whose lives she touched;

SLS 1131

 

Sponsored by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin.

Cosponsored by Senator: CLAXTON of Androscoggin, Representatives: BICKFORD of Auburn, BROOKS of Lewiston, CLOUTIER of Lewiston, CRAVEN of Lewiston, HANDY of Lewiston, MELARAGNO of Auburn, SHEATS of Auburn.

 

 

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

 

(4-47)  Esther Palmer, of Topsham.  Mrs. Palmer was born in Budapest, Hungary and as a child immigrated to the United States with her mother in 1946, after her father was lost in a Nazi concentration camp.  As a young adult, she settled in Portland and became active in local politics and affairs.  She was tirelessly committed to environmental and civic affairs and was an expert in community planning and activism.  She became President of the League of Women Voters in Maine and also worked for the Land Use Regulatory Commission and the Council of Governments.  She moved to Topsham in 1983 and worked as an assistant commissioner for Governor Joe Brennan.  She assisted The Maine Farmland Trust in Bowdoinham and was a strong proponent for local and agricultural organizations, and she ran for the Maine State Senate in 1988.  Mrs. Palmer will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends and all those whose lives she touched;

SLS 1163

 

Sponsored by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc.

Cosponsored by Representative: TEPLER of Topsham.

 

 

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

 

(4-48)  Ken Walo, of Winthrop and Sarasota, Florida.  Mr. Walo served as Director of Employee Relations for the State of Maine for 28 years under 4 different Governors:  Democrat, Republican and Independent.  During his retirement, he actively worked for his condo community in Florida, helping plan its budget and make repairs around its facilities.  Mr. Walo will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

SLS 1167

 

Sponsored by Senator SANBORN, H. of Cumberland.

Cosponsored by Senator: BELLOWS of Kennebec, Representative: HICKMAN of Winthrop.

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

 

House

 

Ought to Pass

 

 

(5-1)  The Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY on Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 4: Water-based Fire Protection Systems, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Public Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshal (EMERGENCY)

H.P. 1474  L.D. 2073

 

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass.

 

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Resolve PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.

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Ought to Pass As Amended

 

 

(5-2)  The Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY on Resolve, To Allow the Department of Public Safety To Transfer Certain Property to the LifeFlight Foundation

H.P. 1453  L.D. 2042

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-729).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Resolve PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-729).

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(5-3)  The Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Establish a Process for the Consideration and Implementation of Changes to School Curricula"

H.P. 1331  L.D. 1860

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-740).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-740).

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(5-4)  The Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Maine State Grant Program" (EMERGENCY)

H.P. 1435  L.D. 2014

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-737).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-737).

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(5-5)  The Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 125: Basic Approval Standards: Public Schools and School Administrative Units, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education (EMERGENCY)

H.P. 1472  L.D. 2071

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-738).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Resolve PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-738).

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(5-6)  The Committee on TRANSPORTATION on Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Initiate a Service Development Plan for Commuter and Passenger Train Service between Portland and the Lewiston and Auburn Area

H.P. 415  L.D. 571

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-736).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Resolve PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-736).

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(5-7)  The Committee on TRANSPORTATION on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Parking for Vehicles with Disability Placards and Plates"

H.P. 1410  L.D. 1966

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-735).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-735).

 

 

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(5-8)  The Committee on TRANSPORTATION on Bill "An Act To Authorize the Maine Pilotage Commission To Establish Alternative Initial License Criteria for Existing Pilots Seeking Endorsements for Low Traffic Volume Routes"

H.P. 1468  L.D. 2066

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-734).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-734).

 

 

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Divided Report

 

 

(5-9)  The Majority of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 132: Learning Results: Parameters for Essential Instruction, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education (EMERGENCY)

H.P. 1473  L.D. 2072

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-714).

 

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 Resolve PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-714) AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT "A" (H-745) thereto.

 

 

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Divided Report

 

 

(5-10)  The Majority of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 180: Performance Evaluation and Professional Growth Systems, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education (EMERGENCY)

H.P. 1478  L.D. 2077

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-739).

 

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 Resolve PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-739).

 

 

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Divided Report

 

 

(5-11)  The Majority of the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY on Bill "An Act To Allow Microgrids That Are in the Public Interest"

H.P. 14  L.D. 13

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-742).

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            LAWRENCE of York
            MIRAMANT of Knox

Representatives:

            BERRY of Bowdoinham
            CAIAZZO of Scarborough
            DOUDERA of Camden
            GROHOSKI of Ellsworth
            KESSLER of South Portland
            RILEY of Jay
            RYKERSON of Kittery

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

 

Signed:

 

Senator:

            WOODSOME of York

Representatives:

            FOSTER of Dexter
            GRIGNON of Athens
            HANLEY of Pittston

 

 

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-742).

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

Divided Report

 

 

(5-12)  The Majority of the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY on Bill "An Act Regarding Utility-related Fees"

H.P. 1347  L.D. 1881

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-713).

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            LAWRENCE of York
            MIRAMANT of Knox

Representatives:

            BERRY of Bowdoinham
            CAIAZZO of Scarborough
            DOUDERA of Camden
            FOSTER of Dexter
            GROHOSKI of Ellsworth
            KESSLER of South Portland
            RILEY of Jay
            RYKERSON of Kittery

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

 

Signed:

 

Senator:

            WOODSOME of York

Representatives:

            GRIGNON of Athens
            HANLEY of Pittston

 

 

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-713).

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

Divided Report

 

 

(5-13)  The Majority of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES on Bill "An Act To Establish Appliance Energy and Water Standards"

H.P. 1245  L.D. 1750

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-741).

 

Signed:

 

Senator:

            CARSON of Cumberland

Representatives:

            TUCKER of Brunswick
            BLUME of York
            FAY of Raymond
            GRAMLICH of Old Orchard Beach
            HOBBS of Wells
            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:

            CAMPBELL of Orrington
            JOHANSEN of Monticello
            LYFORD of Eddington
            SKOLFIELD of Weld

 

 

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-741).

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

Divided Report

 

 

(5-14)  The Majority of the Committee on LABOR AND HOUSING on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Employer Recovery of Overcompensation Paid to an Employee"

H.P. 364  L.D. 507

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-732).

 

Signed:

 

Senator:

            BELLOWS of Kennebec

Representatives:

            SYLVESTER of Portland
            AUSTIN of Gray
            CARNEY of Cape Elizabeth
            CUDDY of Winterport
            DOORE of Augusta
            RYKERSON of Kittery
            TUCKER of Brunswick

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

 

Signed:

 

Senator:

            GUERIN of Penobscot

Representatives:

            BRADSTREET of Vassalboro
            MORRIS of Turner

 

 

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-732).

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

Divided Report

 

 

(5-15)  The Majority of the Committee on MARINE RESOURCES on Resolve, Establishing a Commission To Study the Existing and Potential Effects of Freshwater and Marine Debris on Maine's Freshwater and Coastal Habitats and Species (EMERGENCY)

H.P. 691  L.D. 936

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-733).

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            MIRAMANT of Knox
            DOW of Lincoln
            VITELLI of Sagadahoc

Representatives:

            McCREIGHT of Harpswell
            BLUME of York
            HEPLER of Woolwich
            HUTCHINS of Penobscot
            McDONALD of Stonington

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

 

Signed:

 

Representatives:

            FAULKINGHAM of Winter Harbor
            JAVNER of Chester
            TUELL of East Machias

 

 

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-733).

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

Senate

 

Pursuant to Public Law

 

 

(5-16)  Senator GRATWICK for the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act Regarding Reimbursements to Municipalities for General Assistance"

S.P. 783  L.D. 2157

 

Reported that the same be REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, pursuant to Public Law, chapter 515, section 4.

_________________________________

 

Pursuant to Resolve

 

 

(5-17)  Senator GRATWICK for the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Establish the Help Me Grow Program"

S.P. 785  L.D. 2159

 

Reported that the same be REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, pursuant to Resolve, chapter 66, section 1.

_________________________________

 

Ought to Pass Pursuant to Resolve

 

 

(5-18)  Senator DILL for the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY on Bill "An Act To Appropriate Funds to the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To End Hunger in Maine by 2030"

S.P. 784  L.D. 2158

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass, pursuant to Resolve 2019, chapter 32, section 3.

_________________________________

 

 

(5-19)  Senator MILLETT for the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Resolve, Requiring the Department of Education To Report on Issues Relating to Bullying in Schools

S.P. 782  L.D. 2156

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass, pursuant to Resolve 2019, chapter 44.

_________________________________

 


 

Ought to Pass

 

 

(5-20)  Senator GRATWICK for the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Maternal, Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Panel"

S.P. 758  L.D. 2119

 

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass.

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-21)  Senator SANBORN, H. for the Committee on HEALTH COVERAGE, INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES on Bill "An Act Regarding Health Insurance Options for Town Academies" (EMERGENCY)

S.P. 754  L.D. 2108

 

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass.

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-22)  Senator DILL for the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE on Bill "An Act Regarding Permits To Possess Wildlife in Captivity"

S.P. 705  L.D. 2003

 

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass.

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-23)  Senator HERBIG for the Committee on INNOVATION, DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT AND BUSINESS on Bill "An Act To Amend the Real Estate Appraisal Management Company Laws"

S.P. 666  L.D. 1924

 

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass.

_________________________________

 

 

 


 

(5-24)  Senator HERBIG for the Committee on INNOVATION, DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT AND BUSINESS on Bill "An Act Regarding the Experience Requirement for Auditors Working in the Office of the State Auditor Who Are Seeking Licensure as Certified Public Accountants"

S.P. 713  L.D. 2023

 

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass.

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-25)  Senator DIAMOND for the Committee on TRANSPORTATION on Resolve, Designating Portions of Route 139 and Route 201A in Somerset County the Corporal Eugene Cole Way

S.P. 761  L.D. 2122

 

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass.

_________________________________

 

Ought to Pass As Amended

 

 

(5-26)  Senator MILLETT for the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Strengthen Maritime Education by Amending the Laws Governing the Maine School for Marine Science, Technology, Transportation and Engineering"

S.P. 710  L.D. 2020

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-439).

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-27)  Senator GRATWICK for the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Promote Telehealth"

S.P. 676  L.D. 1974

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-433).

_________________________________

 

 

 


 

(5-28)  Senator SANBORN, H. for the Committee on HEALTH COVERAGE, INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Improve Access to Physician Assistant Care"

S.P. 537  L.D. 1660

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-432).

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-29)  Senator CHIPMAN for the Committee on TAXATION on Bill "An Act To Clarify the Law Relating to Corporate Income Tax Nexus and the Shipment of Spirits into the State" (EMERGENCY)

S.P. 695  L.D. 1993

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-437).

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-30)  Senator DIAMOND for the Committee on TRANSPORTATION on Bill "An Act To Provide Equity for Commercial Vehicles on Roads and Bridges in Maine"

S.P. 460  L.D. 1498

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-428).

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-31)  Senator DIAMOND for the Committee on TRANSPORTATION on Bill "An Act Regarding the Regulation of Tiny Houses"

S.P. 683  L.D. 1981

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-429).

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-32)  Senator LUCHINI for the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act Regarding Sales of Alcohol in Municipalities and Unincorporated Places" (EMERGENCY)

S.P. 759  L.D. 2120

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-436).

_________________________________

 

 


 

Divided Report

 

 

(5-33)  The Majority of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Amend the Maine Education Savings Program"

S.P. 701  L.D. 1999

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-430).

 

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
            FECTEAU of Augusta
            INGWERSEN of Arundel
            McCREA of Fort Fairfield

The Minority of the same Committee on the same subject reported that the same Ought To Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-431).

 

Signed:

 

Representatives:

            RUDNICKI of Fairfield
            SAMPSON of Alfred

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

Divided Report

 

 

(5-34)  The Majority of the Committee on HEALTH COVERAGE, INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Prohibit Health Insurance Carriers from Retroactively Reducing Payment on Clean Claims Submitted by Pharmacies"

S.P. 670  L.D. 1928

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-434).

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            SANBORN, H. of Cumberland
            GRATWICK of Penobscot

Representatives:

            TEPLER of Topsham
            BRENNAN of Portland
            BROOKS of Lewiston
            MASTRACCIO of Sanford
            MELARAGNO of Auburn

The Minority of the same Committee on the same subject reported that the same Ought To Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-435).

 

Signed:

 

Senator:

            FOLEY of York

Representatives:

            BLIER of Buxton
            MORRIS of Turner
            PRESCOTT of Waterboro
            SWALLOW of Houlton

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

Divided Report

 

 

(5-35)  The Majority of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act Regarding the Testing of Adult Use Marijuana and Marijuana Products"

S.P. 482  L.D. 1545

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-440).

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            LUCHINI of Hancock
            CYRWAY of Kennebec
            HERBIG of Waldo

Representatives:

            SCHNECK of Bangor
            ACKLEY of Monmouth
            COOPER of Yarmouth
            DOLLOFF of Rumford
            HANINGTON of Lincoln
            HICKMAN of Winthrop
            HUBBELL of Bar Harbor
            McCREIGHT of Harpswell
            STROM of Pittsfield

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

 

Signed:

 

Representative:

            ANDREWS of Paris

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

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

 

An Act To Establish the Wood Energy Investment Program

S.P. 266  L.D. 912
(C "A" S-193)

 

 

Tabled - June 20, 2019 by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin

 

Pending - CONSIDERATION

 

(CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Sessions, or both, of the 129th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order H.P. 1322)

 

(RECALLED From Governor’s Desk pursuant to Joint Order S.P. 266)

 

 (In Senate, June 7, 2019, PASSED TO BE ENACTED in concurrence.)

 

(In House, PASSED TO BE ENACTED.)

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

2.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Infrastructure, Economic Development, Workforce Development and Energy and Environment Investment

S.P. 621  L.D. 1836
(C "A" S-354)

 

 

Tabled - June 20, 2019 by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin

 

Pending - ENACTMENT in NON-CONCURRENCE

 

(CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Sessions, or both, of the 129th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order H.P. 1322)

 

(In Senate, June 20, 2019, PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-354).)

 

(In House, FAILED ENACTMENT.)

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

3.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

Bill "An Act Regarding the Sale of Information by the Secretary of State"

S.P. 718  L.D. 2028

 

Tabled - January 14, 2020 by Senator CLAXTON of Androscoggin

 

Pending - REFERENCE

 

(Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.)

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

4.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

Resolve, To Require the Construction of a New District Headquarters Building for the Bureau of Forestry in Fort Kent

S.P. 295  L.D. 1016
(C "A" S-94; S "A" S-335 to C "A" S-94)

 

 

Tabled - January 14, 2020 by Senator DILL of Penobscot

 

Pending - CONSIDERATION

 

(RECALLED from the Governor's Desk, pursuant to Joint Order (S.P. 704), in concurrence.)

 

(In Senate, June 20, 2019, FINALLY PASSED in concurrence.)

 

(In House, FINALLY PASSED.)

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

5.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

JOINT ORDER - Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Rwanda Bean, in South Portland

SLS 987

 

Tabled - January 28, 2020 by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland

 

Pending - PASSAGE

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

6.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

JOINT ORDER - Directing the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs To Report Out a Bill Regarding the Study of the Creation of a Comprehensive Career and Technical Education System and Increased Crosswalks for Academic Credit between Secondary Schools and Career and Technical Education Programs

S.P. 740

 

Tabled - January 30, 2020 by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland

 

Pending - PASSAGE

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

7.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

SENATE REPORTS - from the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Activities at or near the Polls on Election Day"

S.P. 655  L.D. 1903
(C "A" S-409)

 

 

 

Majority - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-409) (9 members)

 

Minority - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-410) (4 members)

 

Tabled - March 3, 2020 by Senator LUCHINI of Hancock

 

Pending - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

8.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

SENATE REPORTS - from the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY on Bill "An Act Regarding Net Energy Billing Limits"

S.P. 744  L.D. 2093

 

 

 

Report "A" - Ought to Pass (9 members)

 

Report "B" - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-413) (3 members)

 

Report "C" - Ought Not to Pass (1 member)

 

Tabled - March 5, 2020 by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc

 

Pending - motion by same Senator to ACCEPT ANY REPORT

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

9.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

JOINT ORDER - Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Rudy Martin, of Fort Kent

SLS 1105

 

Tabled - March 10, 2020 by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin

 

Pending - PASSAGE

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

10.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

JOINT ORDER - Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing the Greenville Consolidated School Girls Basketball Team

SLS 1107

 

Tabled - March 10, 2020 by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin

 

Pending - PASSAGE

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

11.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

SENATE REPORT - from the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE on Bill "An Act Regarding the Baiting of Deer"

S.P. 610  L.D. 1804

 

 

Report - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-417)

 

Tabled - March 10, 2020 by Senator DILL of Penobscot

 

Pending - ACCEPTANCE OF REPORT

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

12.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

JOINT RESOLUTION - Memorializing Jean Alvord, of Kittery

SLS 1116

 

Tabled - March 12, 2020 by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin

 

Pending - ADOPTION

 

 

_________________________________

13.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

JOINT RESOLUTION - Memorializing Graham Alvord, of Kittery

SLS 1117

 

Tabled - March 12, 2020 by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin

 

Pending - ADOPTION

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

14.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

An Act To Increase the State Share of the Cost of Health Insurance for Retired Teachers

H.P. 141  L.D. 178
(C "A" H-701)

 

 

Tabled - March 12, 2020 by Senator BREEN of Cumberland

 

Pending - ENACTMENT in concurrence

 

 

(In House, PASSED TO BE ENACTED.)

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

15.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

An Act To Encourage the Development of Broadband Coverage in Rural Maine

S.P. 498  L.D. 1563
(C "A" S-405)

 

 

Tabled - March 12, 2020 by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin

 

Pending - ENACTMENT in concurrence

 

 

(In House, PASSED TO BE ENACTED.)

 

 

_________________________________

 

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

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

2.

 

Resolve, To Establish the Committee To Study and Develop Recommendations To Address Guardianship Challenges That Delay Patient Discharges from Hospitals

H.P. 890  L.D. 1229
(C "A" H-452)

 

 

Tabled - June 7, 2019 by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc

 

Pending - FINAL PASSAGE

_________________________________

 

 

3.

 

Resolve, To Establish the Work Group To Study the Use of Body Cameras by Law Enforcement Officers

S.P. 198  L.D. 636
(C "A" S-236)

 

 

Tabled - June 11, 2019 by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc

 

Pending - FINAL PASSAGE

_________________________________

 

 

4.

 

Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study the Use of Adjunct Professors in Maine Community College System

H.P. 1344  L.D. 1878
(C "A" H-679)

 

 

Tabled - February 27, 2020 by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc

 

Pending - FINAL PASSAGE in concurrence

_________________________________

 

 


 

SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE

 


L.D. 44 - H.P. 45 (C "A" H-104)
L.D. 46 - H.P. 47 (C "A" H-354)
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. 73 - S.P. 26 (C "A" S-219)
L.D. 85 - H.P. 71 (C "A" H-59)
L.D. 104 - S.P. 31 (C "A" S-297)
L.D. 115 - H.P. 97 (C "A" H-137)
L.D. 154 - S.P. 41 (C "A" S-37)
L.D. 164 - S.P. 51 (C "A" S-231)
L.D. 169 - H.P. 132 (C "A" H-13)
L.D. 171 - H.P. 134 (C "A" H-116)
L.D. 173 - H.P. 136 (C "A" H-698)
L.D. 177 - H.P. 140 (C "A" H-472)
L.D. 181 - H.P. 144 (C "A" H-11)
L.D. 193 - H.P. 156 (C "A" H-260; S "A" S-174)
L.D. 215 - H.P. 178 (C "A" H-283)
L.D. 234 - H.P. 197 (C "A" H-22)
L.D. 241 - H.P. 204 (C "A" H-335)
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. 315 - H.P. 239 (C "A" H-197)
L.D. 316 - H.P. 240 (C "A" H-297)
L.D. 325 - H.P. 250 (C "A" H-140)
L.D. 335 - H.P. 260 (C "A" H-484; S "A" S-287 to C "A" H-484)
L.D. 362 - S.P. 102 (C "A" S-387)
L.D. 373 - H.P. 282 (C "A" H-353)
L.D. 399 - H.P. 308 (C "A" H-412)
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. 428 - H.P. 337 (C "A" H-139; H "A" H-549 to C "A" H-139)
L.D. 430 - H.P. 339 (C "A" H-627)
L.D. 431 - H.P. 340 (C "A" H-188)
L.D. 446 - S.P. 124 (C "A" S-53)
L.D. 450 - S.P. 128 (C "A" S-19)
L.D. 467 - H.P. 351 (C "A" H-550)
L.D. 470 - H.P. 354 (C "A" H-83)
L.D. 474 - S.P. 138 (C "A" S-36)
L.D. 477 - S.P. 141 (C "A" S-1)
L.D. 493 - S.P. 158 (C "A" S-223)
L.D. 498 - S.P. 163 (C "A" S-144)
L.D. 502 - H.P. 359 (C "A" H-200)
L.D. 509 - H.P. 366 (C "A" H-468)
L.D. 510 - H.P. 367 (C "A" H-118)
L.D. 511 - H.P. 368 (C "A" H-159)
L.D. 512 - H.P. 369 (C "A" H-561)
L.D. 539 - H.P. 396 (C "A" H-131)
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. 593 - S.P. 180 (C "A" S-143; S "A" S-161 to C "A" S-143)
L.D. 607 - S.P. 194 (C "A" S-280)
L.D. 610 - H.P. 438 (C "A" H-401)
L.D. 619 - H.P. 447 (C "A" H-42)
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. 647 - H.P. 468 (C "A" H-556)
L.D. 660 - H.P. 481 (C "A" H-183)
L.D. 662 - H.P. 483 (C "A" H-54)
L.D. 665 - H.P. 486 (C "A" H-395)
L.D. 682 - H.P. 503 (C "A" H-443)
L.D. 692 - H.P. 512 (C "A" H-407)
L.D. 698 - S.P. 211 (C "A" S-312)
L.D. 706 - S.P. 219 (C "A" S-33)
L.D. 709 - H.P. 514 (C "A" H-328)
L.D. 712 - H.P. 517 (C "A" H-290)
L.D. 726 - H.P. 531 (C "A" H-56)
L.D. 732 - H.P. 537 (C "A" H-391)
L.D. 734 - H.P. 539 (C "A" H-51)
L.D. 745 - H.P. 550 (C "A" H-67)
L.D. 759 - H.P. 564 (C "A" H-573)
L.D. 763 - H.P. 568 (C "A" H-252; S "A" S-162 to C "A" H-252)
L.D. 799 - H.P. 587 (C "A" H-558)
L.D. 836 - H.P. 610 (C "A" H-158)
L.D. 857 - H.P. 631 (C "A" H-78)
L.D. 860 - H.P. 634 (C "A" H-692)
L.D. 863 - H.P. 637 (C "A" H-212)
L.D. 880 - H.P. 654 (C "A" H-470)
L.D. 908 - H.P. 672 (C "A" H-302)
L.D. 915 - S.P. 269 (C "A" S-104)
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. 961 - H.P. 716 (C "A" H-376)
L.D. 972 - H.P. 727 (C "A" H-245)
L.D. 977 - H.P. 732 (C "A" H-621)
L.D. 1012 - S.P. 291 (C "A" S-211)
L.D. 1014 - S.P. 293 (C "A" S-242)
L.D. 1019 - S.P. 298 (C "A" S-230)
L.D. 1037 - H.P. 767 (C "A" H-449)
L.D. 1039 - H.P. 769 (C "A" H-250)
L.D. 1043 - H.P. 773 (C "A" H-256)
L.D. 1050 - S.P. 310 (C "A" S-147; H "B" H-520 to C "A" S-147)
L.D. 1065 - H.P. 788 (C "A" H-292)
L.D. 1073 - H.P. 796 (C "A" H-475)
L.D. 1080 - H.P. 803 (C "A" H-148)
L.D. 1106 - H.P. 810 (C "A" H-355)
L.D. 1126 - S.P. 346 (C "A" S-87)
L.D. 1135 - H.P. 824 (C "A" H-253; S "A" S-170 to C "A" H-253)
L.D. 1158 - H.P. 847 (C "A" H-382)
L.D. 1164 - S.P. 352 (C "A" S-229)
L.D. 1171 - S.P. 357 (C "A" S-86)
L.D. 1178 - H.P. 852 (C "A" H-410)
L.D. 1184 - H.P. 858 (C "A" H-244)
L.D. 1187 - H.P. 861 (C "A" H-313)
L.D. 1194 - S.P. 368 (C "A" S-136)
L.D. 1200 - S.P. 375 (C "A" S-169)
L.D. 1214 - S.P. 376 (C "A" S-146)
L.D. 1234 - H.P. 895 (C "A" H-482)
L.D. 1238 - H.P. 899 (C "A" H-330)
L.D. 1256 - H.P. 917 (C "A" H-331)
L.D. 1258 - H.P. 919 (C "A" H-453)
L.D. 1322 - H.P. 957 (C "A" H-334)
L.D. 1350 - S.P. 418 (C "A" S-259)
L.D. 1355 - S.P. 423 (C "A" S-201)
L.D. 1359 - H.P. 981 (C "A" H-218)
L.D. 1362 - H.P. 984 (C "A" H-608; H "B" H-650 to C "A" H-608)
L.D. 1376 - H.P. 997 (C "A" H-617)
L.D. 1377 - H.P. 998 (C "A" H-604)
L.D. 1403 - H.P. 1018 (C "A" H-514)
L.D. 1404 - H.P. 1019 (C "A" H-368)
L.D. 1415 - H.P. 1028 (C "A" H-691)
L.D. 1417 - H.P. 1030 (C "A" H-265)
L.D. 1424 - H.P. 1037 (C "A" H-332)
L.D. 1461 - S.P. 446 (C "A" S-244; S "A" S-300 to C "A" S-244)
L.D. 1477 - H.P. 1079 (C "A" H-236)
L.D. 1520 - S.P. 469 (C "A" S-260)
L.D. 1537 - H.P. 1120 (C "A" H-446)
L.D. 1539 - H.P. 1122 (C "A" H-578)
L.D. 1577 - H.P. 1139 (C "A" H-350)
L.D. 1584 - H.P. 1146 (C "A" H-464)
L.D. 1608 - S.P. 514 (C "A" S-168)
L.D. 1655 - H.P. 1191 (C "A" H-524)
L.D. 1661 - S.P. 538 (C "A" S-227)
L.D. 1662 - S.P. 539 (C "A" S-398)
L.D. 1689 - S.P. 554 (C "A" S-177)
L.D. 1704 - H.P. 1219 (C "A" H-569)
L.D. 1787 - S.P. 603 (C "A" S-315)
L.D. 1788 - S.P. 604 (C "A" S-395)
L.D. 1797 - H.P. 1276 (C "A" H-635; S "A" S-361 to C "A" H-635)
L.D. 1813 - H.P. 1291 (C "A" H-702)
L.D. 1839 - S.P. 623
L.D. 1842 - S.P. 627
L.D. 1909 - H.P. 1363 (C "A" H-680)
L.D. 1952 - H.P. 1396 (C "A" H-687)
L.D. 1957 - H.P. 1401 (C "A" H-704)
L.D. 2022 - S.P. 712 (C "A" S-396)
L.D. 2039 - H.P. 1450 (C "A" H-700)


 

 

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SPECIAL HIGHWAY TABLE

 

L.D. 1870 - S.P. 642 (C "A" S-394)
STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

 

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

 

House Papers

 

 

(1-1)  Bill "An Act To Prevent Accidental Overdoses by Establishing a Protocol for Prescription Drug Recovery"

H.P. 1543  L.D. 2155

 

 

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

 

 

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(1-2)  Bill "An Act Relating to the Statute of Limitations for Injuries or Harm Resulting from Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances"

H.P. 1544  L.D. 2160

 

 

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

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

(1-3)  Bill "An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2020-21" (EMERGENCY)

H.P. 1545  L.D. 2161

 

 

Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

Comes from the House, under suspension of the Rules, READ TWICE and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED, without reference to a Committee.

 

 

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(1-4)  Bill "An Act To Restore Honor to Certain Service Members"

H.P. 1546  L.D. 2162

 

Comes from the House, REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS and ordered printed.

 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

 

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

 

House

 

Pursuant to Resolve

 

 

(5-1)  The Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act Regarding Asset Tests for Social Services Programs"

H.P. 1542  L.D. 2154

 

Reported that the same be REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH COVERAGE, INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES, pursuant to Resolve, chapter 41, section 1.

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH COVERAGE, INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES.

 

 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

 

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

 

 

Joint Orders

 

Expressions of Legislative Sentiment recognizing:

 

(1-1)  Charlotte Frost, of Gray, who is celebrating her 100th Birthday on March 17, 2020.  Mrs. Frost is the holder of the town's Boston Post Cane, an honor given to the oldest citizen of a municipality.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 915

 

 

(1-2)  David Halligan, of Falmouth, coach of the boys varsity basketball and soccer teams at Falmouth High School, who recently achieved his 1,000th victory in boys varsity sports.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 916

 

 

(1-3)  Gerry Jackson, of Clinton, who is celebrating her 100th Birthday.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 917

 

 

(1-4)  the Camden Snow Bowl middle school girls alpine ski team, of Camden, which won the Maine Junior Ski League Alpine State Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 918

 

 

(1-5)  the Maine Central Institute Wrestling Team, of Pittsfield, which won the Class B Sportsmanship Award.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 919

 

 

(1-6)  Grace Linkletter, of Athens, a senior at Madison Area Memorial High School, who is a recipient of a 2020 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 920

 

 

(1-7)  Jim Tarbox, of Harrison, who is receiving a Medal of Honor in recognition of his 55 years of service to the Harrison Volunteer Fire Department.  We extend our appreciation and best wishes;

HLS 921

 

 

(1-8)  Allan Denison, of Harrison, who is receiving a Medal of Honor in recognition of his 60 years of service to the Harrison Volunteer Fire Department.  We extend our appreciation and best wishes;

HLS 922

 

 

(1-9)  the Honorable Mark Samson, of Auburn, Dirigo Federal Credit Union President and Chief Executive Officer, who has received the Ken Additon Small Business Advocacy Award from the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce for his commitment to small business advocacy and his successful volunteer efforts to advance and improve the overall small business community.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 923

 

 

(1-10)  the Edward Little High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team, of Auburn, which won the 2019-20 Class AA State Championship.  This is the team's second state title in three years.  Members of the team include Patrick Anthoine, Austin Brown, Quincy Coachman, Maxwell Creaser, Tyson Green, Storm Jipson, Jamaine Luizzo, Tong Maiwen-Diing, Dan Milks, RJ Nicholas, Devonte Scott, John Shea and Cam Yorke; and head coach Mike Adams.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 924

 

 

(1-11)  the Honorable Thomas R. W. Longstaff, of Waterville, who has received the 2020 Distinguished Community Service Award from the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 925

 

 

(1-12)  Timothy Hinton, of Winslow, an officer of the Waterville Police Department, who has received the department's Medal of Valor.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 926

 

 

(1-13)  the Sumner Memorial High School Cheering Team, of Sullivan, which won the Class C State Championship.  In addition to this year's state championship, the team also won the Downeast Athletic Conference Championship, the Penobscot Valley Conference Championship and the Northern Maine Regional Championship.  Members of the team include Rhiannon Alley, Devin Moshier, Nataly Battis, Autumn Mowery, Abigail Bell, Scarlet Capitano, Skylar Soule, Robin Faulkingham, Emilee Hutchins, Emaly Ryder, Madlyn Warren, Ainsley Alley, Marissa Colby and Sage Soule; and coaches Jessica Snowdeal and Monica Pettegrow.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 927

 

 

(1-14)  Monica Pettegrow, of Trenton, a coach of the Sumner Memorial High School Cheering Team, who has been named a 2020 Penobscot Valley Conference Coach of the Year.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 928

 

 

(1-15)  Jessica Snowdeal, of Sullivan, a coach of the Sumner Memorial High School Cheering Team, who has been named a 2020 Penobscot Valley Conference Coach of the Year.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 929

 

 

(1-16)  the Hermon High School Varsity Cheerleaders, who won the 2020 Class B State Championship.  This is the team's fourth consecutive championship and ninth in the last ten years.  Members of the team include Alanna Berube, Jasmine Boulier, Brooklyn Brown, Ally Coxson, Kalley Curry, Cali Cyr, Madison Despault, Megan Dorr, Hailey Gogan, Madison Higgins, Riley Perry, Alexis Raymond, Lyndsee Reed, Michaela Saulter, Madison Smith, Caitlin Whitehouse and Torria Wittmer; assistant coaches Christina Paradis and Kaitlinn Turner; and coach Kristie Reed.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 930

 

 

(1-17)  Jordan Grant, of New Gloucester, a student at Gray-New Gloucester High School and a player on the girls basketball team, who recently scored her 1,000th career point.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 931

 

 

(1-18)  the Greely High School Boys Ice Hockey Team, of Cumberland, which won the Class B State Championship for the 2nd consecutive year and for the 5th time since 2009.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 932

 

 

(1-19)  Bryce Lausier, of Glenburn Center, a senior at Hampden Academy and a player on the boys basketball team, who has been named Mr. Maine Basketball for 2020 by the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 933

 

 

(1-20)  the Mt. Blue High School Girls Nordic Ski Team, of Farmington, which won the Class A North Good Sportsmanship Award.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 934

 

 

(1-21)  the Mt. Blue High School Girls Alpine Ski Team, of Farmington, which won the Class A North Good Sportsmanship Award.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 935

 

 

(1-22)  Taylor Gordon, of Farmington, a freshman at Mt. Blue High School and a member of the girls alpine ski team, who won the Class A State Slalom Title.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 936

 

 

(1-23)  Emma Charles, of Farmington, a sophomore at Mt. Blue High School and a member of the girls Nordic ski team, who won the Class A State Classical Title.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 937

 

 

(1-24)  the Mt. Blue High School Girls Nordic Ski Team, of Farmington, which won the Class A State Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 938

 

 

(1-25)  the Mt. Blue High School Girls Alpine Ski Team, of Farmington, which won the Class A State Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 939

 

 

(1-26)  Kaci Alley, of Jonesport, a student at Narraguagus Junior/Senior High School and a player on the girls basketball team, who recently scored her 1,000th career point.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 940

 

 

(1-27)  John Rogers, of Strong, who is retiring as Director of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy after 17 years of service in the position and many years of service in law enforcement.  We extend our appreciation and best wishes;

HLS 948

 

 


 

(1-28)  the Central Aroostook High School Girls Basketball Team, of Mars Hill, which won the Class C State Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 950

 

 

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:

 

(1-29)  Ronald Lee Peabody, of Jonesport.  Mr. Peabody was an accomplished guitarist, playing in eastern and central Maine with the Rubber Band, Ambush and Gunshy.  He worked for many years at Carver Oil Company and as a self-employed interior painter, and he lettered boats.  Mr. Peabody will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends and all those whose lives he touched;

HLS 941

 

 

 

 

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

 

(1-30)  Rebecca Joy Leonard, of Thomaston.  Mrs. Leonard taught music at Lura Libby School, Thomaston Grammar School, Georges Valley High School and Rockland District High School and, after the high schools combined, at Oceanside High School and finished her teaching career at Oceanside Middle School.  She produced, directed and raised funds for 17 musicals, bringing her students a broader experience of music.  She served for several years as choir director at Littlefield Memorial Baptist Church and as director of the Thomaston Baptist Church's Living Christmas Tree Choir for 10 years.  Mrs. Leonard will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends and all those whose lives she touched;

HLS 944

 

 

 

 

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

 

(1-31)  John Swanson, of Raymond.  Mr. Swanson was a veteran of the United States Army and served as a chaplain in the Maine Army National Guard for over 20 years, retiring as State Chaplain with the rank of colonel.  He received the Army Commendation Medal and the Legion of Merit awards.  He was ordained into the United Church of Christ in 1962, beginning his active ministry with the Mexico Congregational Church, the three churches Presumpscot Union Parish in the Windham area and finally the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Bridgton and South Bridgton Congregational Church.  He served the First Church in Bridgton for 26 years, retiring in 1996.  He served the Maine Conference, was moderator of the Cumberland Association of Churches and Oxford-Union Association, was chairman of the Division of Ministry and held leadership roles for Rockcraft Lodge.  He led program development for Pilgrim Lodge and later was a camp dean and counselor for the UCC summer youth camp.  He and his wife, Mary Jane, were leaders in the UCC Marriage Encounter program and served as the National Pastoral Couple for the UCC.  He was active with the local Red Cross and Salvation Army and trained hospice volunteers.  He was an active participant in the chaplaincy program at Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital, assisted the Bridgton Police Department and provided counseling to the Bridgton community.  Mr. Swanson will be long remembered and sadly missed by Mary Jane, to whom he was married for 59 years, by his family and friends and by all those whose lives he touched;

HLS 945

 

 

 

 

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

 

(1-32)  Paul Fox, of Monmouth, a pillar of his community.  Mr. Fox worked as an auto mechanic at Coe's Chevrolet, Bill Martin's Chevrolet and Augusta Chevrolet, but was best known as a member of the Monmouth Fire Department and an organizer of the Monmouth Fair.  He joined the fire department in 1958 and was promoted to assistant chief in 1975 and chief in 1995, serving in the position for 9 years and for 62 years overall.  He helped modernize the department in the 1970s and 1980s, buying new fire trucks and helping to operate the department on a shoestring budget.  More recently, he helped with repairs at the station, with permitting and with fire warden duties, as well as volunteering to cut brush along 46 miles of roadways.  As a member of the Cochnewagon Agricultural Association, he helped organize the Monmouth Fair for 54 years.  Mr. Fox will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends and all those whose lives he touched;

HLS 946

 

 

 

 

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

 

(1-33)  Linda Shepherd Gilson, of Hallowell.  Mrs. Gilson worked for the State of Maine for more than 33 years, retiring as Director of Financial/Professional Services in 2001.  She was a former trustee and president of the Hubbard Free Library and a lifetime member of the Friends of the Hubbard Free Library.  As a retiree, she spent much of her time volunteering as Hallowell's Planning Board Chair and Ward Clerk and recently as a board member of the city's Centennial Burial Ground Association.  She also was a board member of Arch Beta's board of directors and the Row House.  Mrs. Gilson will be long remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 58 years, James, her family and friends and all those whose lives she touched;

HLS 947

 

 

 

 

Come from the House READ and ADOPTED.

 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

 

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

 

House

 

Ought to Pass

 

 

(5-1)  The Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Governing Name Changes"

H.P. 1258  L.D. 1771

 

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass.

 

 

 

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

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-2)  The Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee Regarding Public Records Exceptions"

H.P. 1498  L.D. 2103

 

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Ought to Pass As Amended

 

 

(5-3)  The Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY on Bill "An Act To Increase Consumption of Maine Foods in State Institutions"

H.P. 850  L.D. 1167

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-761).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-761).

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-4)  The Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY on Bill "An Act To Increase the Death Benefit for Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers and Emergency Medical Services Personnel"

H.P. 1455  L.D. 2044

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-762).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-762).

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-5)  The Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Establish a Special Education Circuit Breaker Reimbursement Program"

H.P. 118  L.D. 136

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-743).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-743).

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-6)  The Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES on Bill "An Act To Create Extended Producer Responsibility for Post-consumer Waste Generated from the Use of Tobacco Products"

H.P. 401  L.D. 544

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-756).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-756).

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-7)  The Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES on Bill "An Act To Protect Water Quality by Prohibiting Consumer Fireworks in the Shoreland Zone"

H.P. 1386  L.D. 1942

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-755).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-755).

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-8)  The Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act Regarding Prior Authorization for Medication-assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder under the MaineCare Program"

H.P. 1378  L.D. 1934

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-751).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-751).

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-9)  The Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Promote Cost-effectiveness in the MaineCare Program and Improve the Oral Health of Maine Adults and Children"

H.P. 1399  L.D. 1955

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-744).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-744).

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-10)  The Committee on HEALTH COVERAGE, INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Enact the Made for Maine Health Coverage Act and Improve Health Choices in Maine"

H.P. 1425  L.D. 2007

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-765).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-765).

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-11)  The Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE on Bill "An Act To Clarify Crossbow-related Hunting Laws" (EMERGENCY)

H.P. 1359  L.D. 1905

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-746).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-746).

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-12)  The Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE on Bill "An Act To Address Decibel Level Limits for Airboats"

H.P. 1467  L.D. 2065

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-752).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-752).

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-13)  The Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act To Preserve the Value of Abandoned Properties by Allowing Entry by Mortgagees"

H.P. 1407  L.D. 1963

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-759).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-759).

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-14)  The Committee on TAXATION on Bill "An Act To Exempt Disabled Veterans from Property Taxes in Accordance with Their Disability Ratings"

H.P. 772  L.D. 1042

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-748).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-748).

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-15)  The Committee on TAXATION on Bill "An Act To Amend the State Tax Laws"

H.P. 1458  L.D. 2047

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-766).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-766).

 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

 

 

ENACTORS

 

 

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

 

Emergency Measure

 

(7-1)  An Act To Require Background Investigations for Certain Individuals To Receive Federal Tax Information in Accordance with Federal Standards

H.P. 1375  L.D. 1931

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Emergency Measure

 

(7-2)  An Act To Update References Contained in the Maine Revised Statutes to the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986

H.P. 1431  L.D. 2010
(C "A" H-718)

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Emergency Resolve

 

(7-3)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Review the Progressive Treatment Program and Processes by Which a Person May Be Involuntarily Admitted to a Psychiatric Hospital or Receive Court-ordered Community Treatment

H.P. 195  L.D. 232
(C "A" H-707)

 

 

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Emergency Resolve

 

(7-4)  Resolve, Establishing the Commission To Study Fair, Equitable and Competitive Tax Policy for Maine's Working Families and Small Businesses

H.P. 1373  L.D. 1929
(C "A" H-696)

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Emergency Resolve

 

(7-5)  Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 104: Maine State Services Manual, Section 8, Wholesale Prescription Drug Importation Program, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services

H.P. 1481  L.D. 2080
(C "A" H-715)

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Pursuant to Constitution

Public Land

 

(7-6)  Resolve, Authorizing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To Convey Certain Land in the Little Moose Unit of Moosehead Junction Township

H.P. 1280  L.D. 1799
(C "A" H-728)

 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 6

 

 

 

ENACTORS

 

 

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

 

Acts

 

 

(7-1)  An Act To Provide Equity in the State Income Tax Deduction for Certain Public Employees Retirement System Pensions

S.P. 49  L.D. 162
(C "A" S-418)

 

 

(7-2)  An Act To Preserve State Landfill Capacity and Promote Recycling

H.P. 310  L.D. 401
(C "A" H-712)

 

 

(7-3)  An Act To Strengthen Maine's Landowner Relations Program

H.P. 471  L.D. 650
(C "A" H-722)

 

 

(7-4)  An Act To Improve Maine's Tax Laws by Providing a Property Tax Exemption for Central Labor Councils

S.P. 279  L.D. 989
(C "A" S-416)

 

 

(7-5)  An Act To Reduce the Duration of Execution Liens

H.P. 776  L.D. 1053
(C "A" H-716)

 

 

(7-6)  An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Harness Racing

H.P. 1149  L.D. 1590
(C "A" H-727)

 

 

(7-7)  An Act To Create Jobs and Slow Climate Change by Promoting the Production of Natural Resources Bioproducts

H.P. 1213  L.D. 1698
(H "A" H-731 to C "A" H-552)

 

 


 

(7-8)  An Act To Ensure Adequate Funding for the Maine Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and Waste Discharge Licensing Program

H.P. 1303  L.D. 1832
(C "A" H-709)

 

 

(7-9)  An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Subminimum Wage

H.P. 1340  L.D. 1874
(C "A" H-724)

 

 

(7-10)  An Act To Protect the Products of Maine Farmers

H.P. 1355  L.D. 1889
(C "A" H-726)

 

 

(7-11)  An Act To Amend Certain Motor Vehicle Laws

S.P. 651  L.D. 1899
(C "A" S-419)

 

 

(7-12)  An Act To Define the Term "Caucus Political Action Committee"

S.P. 654  L.D. 1902
(C "A" S-391)

 

 

(7-13)  An Act To Amend Maine's Fish and Wildlife Licensing and Registration Laws

H.P. 1368  L.D. 1920

 

 

(7-14)  An Act To Clarify and Enhance Maine's Fish and Wildlife Laws

H.P. 1369  L.D. 1921
(C "A" H-721)

 

 

(7-15)  An Act To Create a Commercial Menhaden Fishing License

H.P. 1370  L.D. 1922
(C "A" H-723)

 

 

(7-16)  An Act To Provide Timely Access to Behavioral Health Services for Maine Children and To Address Trauma and the Impacts of the Opioid Crisis

H.P. 1381  L.D. 1937
(C "A" H-708)

 

 

(7-17)  An Act Concerning MaineCare Coverage for Donor Breast Milk

H.P. 1382  L.D. 1938
(C "A" H-706)

 

 

(7-18)  An Act To Amend Certain Record-keeping and Reporting Requirements Imposed on State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies and the Department of Public Safety

S.P. 685  L.D. 1983

 

 

(7-19)  An Act To Require a Cable System Operator To Provide a Pro Rata Credit When Service Is Cancelled by a Subscriber

H.P. 1441  L.D. 2031
(C "A" H-717)

 

 


 

(7-20)  An Act To Ensure Proper Closure of Oil Terminal Facilities

H.P. 1443  L.D. 2033
(C "A" H-710)

 

 

(7-21)  An Act To Remove the Application of the Maine Background Check Center Act to Facilities That Provide Services to Children

S.P. 726  L.D. 2053

 

 

(7-22)  An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Department of Environmental Protection Regarding the State's Plastic Bag Reduction Law

H.P. 1538  L.D. 2148

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Resolves

 

 

(7-23)  Resolve, To Protect Maine's Beaches and Shoreline

H.P. 579  L.D. 774
(C "A" H-711)

 

 

(7-24)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Environmental Protection To Evaluate Emissions from Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks

S.P. 662  L.D. 1915
(C "A" S-415)

 

 

(7-25)  Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 15: Death with Dignity Act Reporting Rule, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

H.P. 1469  L.D. 2068
(H "A" H-719)

 

 

 

 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 7

 

 

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

 

Senate

 

Ought to Pass As Amended

 

 

(5-1)  Senator SANBORN, H. for the Committee on HEALTH COVERAGE, INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Lower Health Care Costs"

S.P. 755  L.D. 2110

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-441).

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-2)  Senator SANBORN, H. for the Committee on HEALTH COVERAGE, INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Establish Patient Protections in Billing for Health Care"

S.P. 756  L.D. 2111

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-442).

 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 8

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

 

House

 

Divided Report

 

            (5-1)  Eight members of the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Infrastructure To Improve Transportation and Internet Connections"

H.P. 1524  L.D. 2134

 

 Reported in Report "A" that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-769).

 

Signed:

 

Senators:
            BREEN of Cumberland
            SANBORN, L. of Cumberland

Representatives:
            GATTINE of Westbrook
            DUNPHY of Old Town
            HUBBELL of Bar Harbor
            JORGENSEN of Portland
            MARTIN of Eagle Lake
            PIERCE of Falmouth

Four 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-770).

 

Signed:

 

Senator:
            HAMPER of Oxford

Representatives:
            KESCHL of Belgrade
            MILLETT of Waterford
            WADSWORTH of Hiram

One member of the same Committee on the same subject reported in Report "C" that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "C" (H-771).

 

Signed:

 

Representative:
            ARATA of New Gloucester

Comes from the House with Report "A" OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-769) READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-769).

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 9

 

 

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

 

House

 

Ought to Pass As Amended

 

 

(5-1)  The Committee on HEALTH COVERAGE, INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Save Lives by Capping the Out-of-pocket Cost of Certain Medications"

H.P. 1493  L.D. 2096

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-772).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-772) AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT "A" (H-778) thereto.

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

 

(5-2)  The Committee on HEALTH COVERAGE, INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Protect Consumers from Surprise Emergency Medical Bills"

H.P. 1501  L.D. 2105

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-773).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-773) AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT "A" (H-777) thereto.

 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 10

 

 

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

 

House Paper

 

 

(1-1)  Bill "An Act To Address Funding Needs Related to COVID-19" (EMERGENCY)

H.P. 1547  L.D. 2163

 

 

Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

Comes from the House, under suspension of the Rules, READ TWICE and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED, without reference to a Committee.

 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 11

 

 

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

 

House

 

Ought to Pass As Amended

 

 

(5-1)  The Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act Making Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2021" (EMERGENCY)

H.P. 1516  L.D. 2126

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-775).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-775).

 

 

_________________________________

 


 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 12

 

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

(2-1)  The Following Communication:

H.P. 1548

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE

SECRETARY OF STATE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0148

 

March 16, 2020

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Enclosed please find my official certification to the 129th Legislature of the citizen initiative petition entitled "Resolve, To Reject the New England Clean Energy Connect Transmission Project".

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Matthew Dunlap

Secretary of State

 

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STATE OF MAINE

SECRETARY OF STATE

 

I, Matthew Dunlap, Secretary of State, hereby certify that written petitions bearing valid signatures of 69,714 electors of this State were addressed to the Legislature of the State of Maine and were filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 3, 2020, requesting that the Legislature consider a resolve entitled, "Resolve, To Reject the New England Clean Energy Connect Transmission Project".

 

I further certify that the number of signatures submitted is in excess of ten percent of the total votes cast in the last gubernatorial election preceding the filing of such petitions, as required by Article IV, Part Third, Section 18 of the Constitution of Maine, that number being 63,067.

 

I further certify this initiative petition to be valid and attach herewith the text of the legislation circulated on the petition's behalf.

 

I further certify that on March 13, 2020, a petition for review of final agency action was filed in Kennebec County Superior Court requesting that the Court reverse the decision by the Secretary of State that the direct petition for initiated legislation is valid.

 

In testimony whereof, I have caused the Great Seal of the State of Maine to be hereunto affixed.  Given under my hand at Augusta on the sixteenth day of March in the year two thousand and twenty.

 

S/Matthew Dunlap

Secretary of State

 

 

Comes from the House, READ and ORDERED PLACED ON FILE.

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

 

The accompanying bill:

 

(2-2)  Resolve, To Reject the New England Clean Energy Connect Transmission Project

I.B. 1  L.D. 2164

 

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

 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 13

 

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

(2-1)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1063

 

STATE OF MAINE
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

March 12, 2020

 

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 Appropriations and Financial Affairs has voted unanimously to report the following bill(s) out "Ought Not to Pass":

 

               L.D. 1692                 An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Fund

                                                Training for Mill Workers and Loggers

 

This is notification of the Committee’s action.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Cathy Breen                                                  S/Rep. Drew M. Gattine

Senate Chair                                                             House Chair

 

 

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(2-2)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1062

 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS

 

March 13, 2020

 

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. 2016                 An Act Regarding School Discipline for Maine's Youngest

                                                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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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 14

 

 

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

 

House

 

Ought to Pass

 

 

(5-1)  The Committee on TRANSPORTATION on Resolve, To Rename the Sibley Pond Bridge the William Harris Memorial Bridge (EMERGENCY)

H.P. 1352  L.D. 1886

 

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass.

 

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Resolve PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________

 


 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 15

 

 

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

 

House

 

Ought to Pass As Amended

 

 

(5-1)  The Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 115: Part II Requirements for Specific Certificates and Endorsements, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education (EMERGENCY)

H.P. 1476  L.D. 2075

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-774).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Resolve PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-774).

 

 

_________________________________

 


 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 16

 

 

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

 

(1-1)  An Act To Amend Certain Laws Governing Elections

S.P. 656  L.D. 1904
(C "A" S-408)

 

 

In Senate, March 3, 2020, on motion by Senator LUCHINI of Hancock, the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-408).

 

Comes from the House, the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-408) AND HOUSE AMENDMENT "A" (H-776) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 17

 

 

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

 

House

 

 

Divided Report

 

 

(5-1)  The Majority of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES on Bill "An Act To Define as a Hazardous Substance under Maine Law Any Substance Defined under Federal Law as a Hazardous Substance, Pollutant or Contaminant"

H.P. 1371  L.D. 1923

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-753).

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            CARSON of Cumberland
            CHENETTE of York

Representatives:

            TUCKER of Brunswick
            BLUME of York
            FAY of Raymond
            GRAMLICH of Old Orchard Beach
            HOBBS of Wells
            ZEIGLER of Montville

The Minority of the same Committee on the same subject reported that the same Ought To Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-754).

 

Signed:

 

Senator:

            FOLEY of York

Representatives:

            CAMPBELL of Orrington
            JOHANSEN of Monticello
            SKOLFIELD of Weld

 

 

Comes from the House with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-753) Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-753).

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Divided Report

 

 

            (5-2)  Ten members of the Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act Regarding the Penobscot Nation's and Passamaquoddy Tribe's Authority To Exercise Jurisdiction under the Federal Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 and the Federal Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013"

H.P. 571  L.D. 766

 

 

 Reported in Report "A" that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "C" (H-763).

 

Signed:

 

Senators:
            CARPENTER of Aroostook
            BELLOWS of Kennebec

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

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

 

Signed:

 

Representatives:
            CURTIS of Madison
            HAGGAN of Hampden

One member of the same Committee on the same subject reported in Report "C" that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "D" (H-764).

 

Signed:

 

Senator:
            KEIM of Oxford

 

 

 

Comes from the House with Report "A" OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "C" (H-763) READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "C" (H-763).

 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 18

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

(2-1)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1064

 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY NINTH LEGISLATURE

COMMITTEE ON INNOVATION, DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMIC

ADVANCEMENT AND BUSINESS

 

March 12, 2020

 

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. Herbig of Waldo, to report the following bill Leave to Withdraw:

 

                       L.D. 814           An Act To Strengthen Maine's Economy through Research

                                                and Innovation led by the University of Maine System

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Erin Herbig                                          S/Rep. Matthea Elisabeth Larsen Daughtry

Senate Chair                                                    House Chair

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 19

 

 

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

 

House

 

 

Divided Report

 

 

(5-1)  The Majority of the Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Family Law Advisory Commission Concerning Adoption and Minor Guardianship"

H.P. 1480  L.D. 2079

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-758).

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            CARPENTER of Aroostook
            BELLOWS of Kennebec
            KEIM of Oxford

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:

 

Representative:

            DeVEAU of Caribou

 

 

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-758).

 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 20

 

 

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

 

Joint Resolution

 

Joint Resolution in Memoriam:

 

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

 

(1-1)  John Bednarik, of Montville, who had served as a selectperson for the Town of Montville.  Mr. Bednarik will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends and all those whose lives he touched;

HLS 949

 

 

 

 

Comes from the House READ and ADOPTED.

 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 21

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

(2-1)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1065

 

STATE OF MAINE
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY

 

March 13, 2020

 

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 Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has voted unanimously to report the following bill(s) out "Ought Not to Pass":

 

               L.D. 2128                 Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 348: On

                                                Farm Raising, Slaughter and Processing of Less Than 1,000

                                                Ready-to-Cook Whole Poultry Carcasses, a Late-filed Major

                                                Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture,

                                                Conservation and Forestry (EMERGENCY)

 

This is notification of the Committee’s action.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Jim Dill                                                          S/Rep. Craig V. Hickman

Senate Chair                                                             House Chair

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(2-2)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1066

 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

COMMITTEE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

 

March 13, 2020

 

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 Criminal Justice and Public Safety has voted unanimously to report the following bill(s) out "Ought Not to Pass":

 

                                                               L.D. 1727                 An Act To Correct Various Statutes Related to the

                                                                                                Department of Corrections

 

This is notification of the Committee’s action.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Susan Deschambault                                     S/Rep. Charlotte May Warren

Senate Chair                                                             House Chair

_________________________________

 

(2-3)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1067

 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

COMMITTEE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

 

March 16, 2020

 

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 Criminal Justice and Public Safety has voted unanimously to report the following bill(s) out "Ought Not to Pass":

 

               L.D. 1096                 An Act To Require That Comprehensive Substance Use

                                                Disorder Treatment Be Made Available to Maine's

                                                Incarcerated Population

 

               L.D. 1108                 Resolve, Establishing the Task Force on Alternatives to

                                                Incarceration for Maine Youth (EMERGENCY)

 

This is notification of the Committee’s action.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Susan Deschambault                                     S/Rep. Charlotte May Warren

Senate Chair                                                             House Chair

_________________________________

(2-4)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 1068

 

STATE OF MAINE
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE
COMMITTEE ON ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY

 

March 16, 2020

 

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 Energy, Utilities and Technology has voted unanimously to report the following bill(s) out "Ought Not to Pass":

 

               L.D. 1741                 Resolve, Directing the Public Utilities Commission To Examine

                                                Performance-based Rates for Electric Utilities

 

This is notification of the Committee’s action.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Mark W. Lawrence                                       S/Rep. Seth A. Berry

Senate Chair                                                             House Chair

 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 22

 

 

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

 

Senate

 

 

Divided Report

 

 

(5-1)  The Majority of the Committee on LABOR AND HOUSING on Bill "An Act To Improve the Disability Retirement Program of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System"

S.P. 680  L.D. 1978

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-447).

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            BELLOWS of Kennebec
            LAWRENCE of York

Representatives:

            SYLVESTER of Portland
            CARNEY of Cape Elizabeth
            CUDDY of Winterport
            DOORE of Augusta
            MORRIS of Turner
            RYKERSON of Kittery
            TUCKER of Brunswick

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

 

Signed:

 

Senator:

            GUERIN of Penobscot

Representatives:

            AUSTIN of Gray
            BRADSTREET of Vassalboro
            LOCKMAN of Bradley

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 23

 

 

 

ENACTORS

 

 

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

 

Acts

 

 

(7-1)  An Act Regarding Smoking in Vehicles When a Minor Is Present

S.P. 313  L.D. 1081
(C "A" S-425)

 

 

(7-2)  An Act To Make Technical Changes to Maine's Marine Resources Laws

S.P. 667  L.D. 1925
(C "A" S-420)

 

 

(7-3)  An Act To Clarify the Laws Governing Financial Relationships between Entities within the Three-tier System for Distribution of Alcohol

S.P. 737  L.D. 2088
(C "A" S-426)

 

 

 

 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 24

 

 

 

ENACTORS

 

 

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

 

Emergency Measure

 

(7-1)  An Act To Clarify Crossbow-related Hunting Laws

H.P. 1359  L.D. 1905
(C "A" H-746)

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Emergency Measure

 

(7-2)  An Act To Increase the Death Benefit for Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers, Emergency Medical Services Personnel and Corrections Officers

H.P. 1455  L.D. 2044
(C "A" H-762)

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Acts

 

 

(7-3)  An Act Regarding Tobacco Product Waste

H.P. 401  L.D. 544
(C "A" H-756)

 

 

(7-4)  An Act To Exempt Disabled Veterans from Property Taxes in Accordance with Their Disability Ratings

H.P. 772  L.D. 1042
(C "A" H-748)

 

 

(7-5)  An Act To Increase Consumption of Maine Foods in State Institutions

H.P. 850  L.D. 1167
(C "A" H-761)

 

 

(7-6)  An Act To Amend the Law Governing Name Changes

H.P. 1258  L.D. 1771

 

 


 

(7-7)  An Act Regarding Prior Authorization for Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder under the MaineCare Program

 

 

H.P. 1378  L.D. 1934
(C "A" H-751)

 

 

(7-8)  An Act To Protect Water Quality by Requiring Additional Disclosures  to Purchasers of Consumer Fireworks Regarding Safe and Proper Use

H.P. 1386  L.D. 1942
(C "A" H-755)

 

 

(7-9)  An Act To Promote Cost-effectiveness in the MaineCare Program and Improve the Oral Health of Maine Adults and Children

H.P. 1399  L.D. 1955
(C "A" H-744)

 

 

(7-10)  An Act To Preserve the Value of Abandoned Properties by Allowing Entry by Mortgagees

H.P. 1407  L.D. 1963
(C "A" H-759)

 

 

(7-11)  An Act To Enact the Made for Maine Health Coverage Act and Improve Health Choices in Maine

H.P. 1425  L.D. 2007
(C "A" H-765)

 

 

(7-12)  An Act To Amend the State Tax Laws

H.P. 1458  L.D. 2047
(C "A" H-766)

 

 

(7-13)  An Act To Address Decibel Level Limits for Airboats

H.P. 1467  L.D. 2065
(C "A" H-752)

 

 

(7-14)  An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee Regarding Public Records Exceptions

H.P. 1498  L.D. 2103

 

_________________________________

 

 

Resolve

 

 

(7-15)  Resolve, To Require the Department of Education To Study and Report on the Special Education Funding Component of the School Funding Formula

H.P. 118  L.D. 136
(C "A" H-743)

 

 

 

 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 25

 

 

 

ENACTORS

 

 

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

 

Emergency Measure

 

(7-1)  An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Maine State Grant Program

H.P. 1435  L.D. 2014
(C "A" H-737)

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Emergency Measure

 

(7-2)  An Act To Save Lives by Capping the Out-of-pocket Cost of Certain Medications

H.P. 1493  L.D. 2096
(H "A" H-778 to C "A" H-772)

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Emergency Measure

 

(7-3)  An Act To Protect Consumers from Surprise Emergency Medical Bills

H.P. 1501  L.D. 2105
(H "A" H-777 to C "A" H-773)

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Emergency Measure

 

(7-4)  An Act Making Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2021

H.P. 1516  L.D. 2126
(C "A" H-775)

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

Emergency Measure

 

(7-5)  An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2020-21

H.P. 1545  L.D. 2161

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Emergency Measure

 

(7-6)  An Act To Address Funding Needs Related to COVID-19

H.P. 1547  L.D. 2163

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Emergency Resolve

 

(7-7)  Resolve, To Rename the Sibley Pond Bridge the William Harris Memorial Bridge

H.P. 1352  L.D. 1886

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Emergency Resolve

 

(7-8)  Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 125: Basic Approval Standards: Public Schools and School Administrative Units, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education and the State Board of Education

H.P. 1472  L.D. 2071
(C "A" H-738)

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Emergency Resolve

 

(7-9)  Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 4: Water-based Fire Protection Systems, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Public Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshal

H.P. 1474  L.D. 2073

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

Acts

 

 

(7-10)  An Act To Establish a Process for the Consideration and Implementation of Changes to Mandated Instruction or Training for Students

H.P. 1331  L.D. 1860
(C "A" H-740)

 

 

(7-11)  An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Parking for Vehicles with Disability Placards and Plates

H.P. 1410  L.D. 1966
(C "A" H-735)

 

 

(7-12)  An Act To Authorize the Maine Pilotage Commission To Establish Alternative Initial License Criteria for Existing Pilots Seeking Endorsements for Low Traffic Volume Routes

H.P. 1468  L.D. 2066
(C "A" H-734)

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Resolves

 

 

(7-13)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Conduct an Economic Feasibility Study for Commuter and Passenger Train Service between Portland and the Lewiston and Auburn Area

H.P. 415  L.D. 571
(C "A" H-736)

 

 

(7-14)  Resolve, To Allow the Department of Public Safety To Transfer Certain Property to the LifeFlight Foundation

H.P. 1453  L.D. 2042
(C "A" H-729)

 

 

(7-15)  Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 132: Learning Results: Parameters for Essential Instruction, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education

H.P. 1473  L.D. 2072
(H "A" H-745 to C "A" H-714)

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 26

 

 

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

 

(1-1)  An Act To Establish Patient Protections in Billing for Health Care

S.P. 756  L.D. 2111
(C "A" S-442)

 

 

In Senate, March 17, 2020, PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-442).

 

Comes from the House, PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-442) AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT "A" (H-781) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 27

 

 

 

ENACTORS

 

 

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

 

Resolve

 

 

(7-1)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Erect and Maintain Markers To Commemorate and Recognize the Lafayette Trail

S.P. 669  L.D. 1927
(C "A" S-427)

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 28

 

 

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

(3-1)  Bill "An Act To Implement Provisions Necessary to the Health, Welfare and Safety of the Citizens of Maine in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency" (EMERGENCY)

S.P. 789  L.D. 2167

 

Presented by President JACKSON of Aroostook.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

Cosponsored by Speaker GIDEON of Freeport and Senator: DOW of Lincoln, Representative: DILLINGHAM of Oxford.

 

 

Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

Under suspension of the rules, READ TWICE and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED, without reference to a Committee.

 

_________________________________

 


 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 29

 

 

 

ENACTORS

 

 

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

 

Emergency Measure

 

(7-1)  An Act Regarding the Collection of Samples for Testing of Adult Use Marijuana and Adult Use Marijuana Products

S.P. 482  L.D. 1545
(C "A" S-440)

_________________________________

 

 

Emergency Measure

 

(7-2)  An Act To Improve Access to Physician Assistant Care

S.P. 537  L.D. 1660
(S "A" S-444 to C "A" S-432)

_________________________________

 

 

Emergency Measure

 

(7-3)  An Act To Promote Telehealth

S.P. 676  L.D. 1974
(C "A" S-433)

_________________________________

 

 

Emergency Measure

 

(7-4)  An Act Regarding the Regulation of Tiny Homes

S.P. 683  L.D. 1981
(C "A" S-429)

_________________________________

 

Emergency Measure

 

(7-5)  An Act Regarding Health Insurance Options for Town Academies

S.P. 754  L.D. 2108

_________________________________

 

 

Emergency Measure

 

(7-6)  An Act Regarding Sales of Alcohol in Municipalities and Unincorporated Places

S.P. 759  L.D. 2120
(C "A" S-436)

_________________________________

 

Acts

 

(7-7)  An Act To Provide Equity for Commercial Vehicles on Roads and Bridges in Maine

S.P. 460  L.D. 1498
(C "A" S-428)

 

(7-8)  An Act Regarding the Baiting of Deer

S.P. 610  L.D. 1804
(C "A" S-417)

 

(7-9)  An Act To Amend the Real Estate Appraisal Management Company Laws

S.P. 666  L.D. 1924

 

(7-10)  An Act To Prohibit Health Insurance Carriers from Retroactively Reducing Payment on Clean Claims Submitted by Pharmacies

S.P. 670  L.D. 1928
(C "A" S-434)

 

(7-11)  An Act To Clarify the Law Relating to Corporate Income Tax Nexus and the Shipment of Spirits into the State

S.P. 695  L.D. 1993
(C "A" S-437)

 

(7-12)  An Act Regarding Permits To Possess Wildlife in Captivity

S.P. 705  L.D. 2003

 

(7-13)  An Act To Strengthen Maritime Education by Amending the Laws Governing the Maine School for Marine Science, Technology, Transportation and Engineering

S.P. 710  L.D. 2020
(C "A" S-439)

 

(7-14)  An Act Regarding the Experience Requirement for Auditors Working in the Office of the State Auditor Who Are Seeking Licensure as Certified Public Accountants

S.P. 713  L.D. 2023

 

(7-15)  An Act To Lower Health Care Costs

S.P. 755  L.D. 2110
(C "A" S-441)

 

(7-16)  An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Maternal, Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Panel

S.P. 758  L.D. 2119

 

(7-17)  An Act To Appropriate Funds to the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To End Hunger in Maine by 2030

S.P. 784  L.D. 2158

_________________________________

 

Resolve

 

 

(7-18)  Resolve, Designating Portions of Route 139 and Route 201A in Somerset County the Corporal Eugene Cole Way

S.P. 761  L.D. 2122

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 30

 

 

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

 

House

 

Ought to Pass As Amended

 

 

(5-1)  The Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Strengthen Protections for Incapacitated and Dependent Adults from Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation"

H.P. 1462  L.D. 2058

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-780).

 

 

Comes from the House with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-780).

 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 31

 

 

 

ENACTORS

 

 

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

 

Emergency Measure

 

(7-1)  An Act To Establish Patient Protections in Billing for Health Care

S.P. 756  L.D. 2111
(H "A" H-781 to C "A" S-442)

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Emergency Resolve

 

(7-2)  Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 115: Part II Requirements for Specific Certificates and Endorsements, a Major Substantive Rule of the State Board of Education

H.P. 1476  L.D. 2075
(C "A" H-774)

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Acts

 

 

(7-3)  An Act Regarding the Penobscot Nation's and Passamaquoddy Tribe's Authority To Exercise Jurisdiction under the Federal Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 and the Federal Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

H.P. 571  L.D. 766
(C "C" H-763)

 

 

(7-4)  An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Family Law Advisory Commission Concerning Adoption and Minor Guardianship

H.P. 1480  L.D. 2079
(C "A" H-758)

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 32

 

 

 

ENACTORS

 

 

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

 

Act

 

 

(7-1)  An Act To Amend Certain Laws Governing Elections

S.P. 656  L.D. 1904
(C "A" S-408; H "A" H-776)

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 33

 

 

 

ENACTORS

 

 

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

 

Emergency Measure

 

(7-1)  An Act To Implement Provisions Necessary to the Health, Welfare and Safety of the Citizens of Maine in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

S.P. 789  L.D. 2167

_________________________________

 

 

Bond Issue

 

(7-2)  An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Infrastructure To Improve Transportation and Internet Connections

H.P. 1524  L.D. 2134
(C "A" H-769; S "A" S-449)

_________________________________

 

 

Act

 

 

(7-3)  An Act To Encourage the Development of Broadband Coverage in Rural Maine

S.P. 498  L.D. 1563
(S "A" S-443 to C "A" S-405)

_________________________________

 

 

Resolve

 

 

(7-4)  Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 180: Performance Evaluation and Professional Growth Systems, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education

H.P. 1478  L.D. 2077
(S "A" S-448 to C "A" H-739)

_________________________________

 

 


 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 34

 

 

 

ENACTORS

 

 

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

 

Act

 

 

(7-1)  An Act To Strengthen Protections for Incapacitated and Dependent Adults from Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

H.P. 1462  L.D. 2058
(C "A" H-780)

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 49

 

 

 

ORDERS

 

Senate Order

 

 

(4-1)  On motion by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin, the following Senate Order:

S.O. 27

 

 

Ordered, that a message be sent to Governor Janet T. Mills informing her that the Senate is ready to Adjourn Without Day, and invite her to attend and make such communications as pleases her.

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(4-2)  On motion by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc, the following Senate Order:

S.O. 28

 

 

Ordered, that a message be sent to the House of Representatives informing that Body that the Senate is ready to Adjourn Without Day.

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