One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Legislature

First Regular Session

 

Advance Journal and Calendar


Michael D. Thibodeau
Senate President

 

 

 

 

http://legislature.maine.gov/senate


Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

69th Legislative Day

 

In Senate Chamber, Thursday, July 20, 2017.

 

Senate called to Order by President Michael D. Thibodeau of Waldo County.

 

Prayer by Reverend Kathleen Decker Szakas, Highland Avenue United Methodist Church in Gardiner.

 

Pledge of Allegiance led by Senator Shenna Lee Bellows of Kennebec County.

 

Reading of the Journal of Monday, July 3, 2017.

 

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

(2-1)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 570

 

STATE OF MAINE

128TH LEGISLATURE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER’S OFFICE

 

 

July 14, 2017

 

The Honorable Heather J. R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Secretary Priest:

 

Pursuant to my authority under House Rule 201.1 (I) (a), I have appointed Representative Joyce McCreight of Harpswell to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services, replacing Representative Scott Hamann of South Portland, effective immediately.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions regarding this appointment.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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(2-2)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 571

 

STATE OF MAINE

128TH LEGISLATURE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER’S OFFICE

 

 

July 14, 2017

 

The Honorable Heather J. R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Secretary Priest:

 

Pursuant to my authority under House Rule 201.1 (I) (a), I have appointed Representative Denise Tepler of Topsham to the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation, replacing Representative Joyce McCreight of Harpswell, effective immediately.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions regarding this appointment.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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(2-3)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 569

 

STATE OF MAINE

128TH LEGISLATURE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER’S OFFICE

 

 

July 14, 2017

 

The Honorable Heather J. R. Priest Secretary of the Senate

3 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Secretary Priest:

 

Pursuant to my authority under House Rule 201.1 (I) (a), I have appointed Representative Aaron Frey of Bangor to the Joint Select Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation, replacing Representative Scott Hamann of South Portland, effective immediately.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions regarding this appointment.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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(2-4)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 567

 

STATE OF MAINE

128TH LEGISLATURE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER’S OFFICE

 

 

July 10, 2017

 

The Honorable Heather Priest

Secretary of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Secretary Priest:

 

Pursuant to my authority under House Rule 201.1 (I) (a), I have rescinded the temporary appointment of Representative Michelle Dunphy of Old Town from the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development and I have reappointed Representative Donna Doore of Augusta to the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, effective immediately.

 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

 

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(2-5)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 572

 

STATE OF MAINE

128TH LEGISLATURE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER’S OFFICE

 

 

July 12, 2017

 

The Honorable Heather Priest

Secretary of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Secretary Priest:

 

Pursuant to my authority under House Rule 201.1 (I) (a), I have temporarily appointed Representative Jared F. Golden of Lewiston to the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs for the duration of the absence of Representative John L. Martin of Eagle Lake effective immediately.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions regarding this temporary appointment.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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(2-6)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 568

 

STATE OF MAINE

128TH LEGISLATURE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER’S OFFICE

 

 

July 13, 2017

 

The Honorable Heather Priest Secretary of the Senate

3 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Secretary Priest:

 

Pursuant to my authority under House Rule 201.1 (I) (a), I have rescinded the temporary appointment of Representative Jared Golden of Lewiston from the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and I have reappointed Representative John Martin of Eagle Lake to the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs, effective immediately.

 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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(2-7)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 565

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

13 July 2017

 

The 128th Legislature of the State of Maine

State House

Augusta, ME

 

Dear Honorable Members of the 128th Legislature:

 

            Under the authority vested in me by Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, I am hereby vetoing LD 1573 “An Act to Encourage Development in the Logging Industry by Requiring State and Local Government Agencies to Give Preference to Lumber and Solid Wood Products Harvested in the State.”

 

            It is with regret that I must veto this bill because I believe in the objectives it seeks to advance. Whenever possible, the state should take affirmative steps to support local businesses, including a close examination of the economic impact in Maine for contracts being awarded and, all things being competitive, awarding contracts to Maine businesses and contractors when it is possible to do so.

 

            I strongly support Maine’s forest products economy, and I believe landowners – especially those who receive a tax benefit on the backs of other taxpayers – should use Maine contractors whenever possible. Further, I have been troubled by reports of some specific labor and trade practices, particularly at the northwestern border, and I believe we must support Mainers whose ability to earn a living is impacted by unfair international restrictions.

 

            Unfortunately, this bill contains a provision that appears to violate the Maine Constitution. Article IX, Section 8, Subsection 2 prescribes in specific detail the minimum penalty that shall be imposed upon changing the use of land from a program such as Tree Growth. This bill would create an instance in which some landowners could withdraw their land from the Tree Growth program “without penalty.” While this might be a good idea, it is not permissible under the Maine Constitution, and I am not willing to allow a policy that is repugnant to the Constitution to become law.  I would, however, support an amendment to the Constitution that would reduce or remove penalties, such as allowing landowners to move their land from the Tree Growth Program to the Open Space program without penalty.

 

When I was sworn in as Governor, I took an oath as to uphold the Constitution and the laws of this state and country. That oath precludes me from supporting this bill, despite its admirable policy objective. I would be happy to introduce similar legislation that does not violate Maine’s Constitution as a Governor’s bill in January, 2018.  

 

For this reason, I return LD 1573 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

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            (2-8)    The accompanying Bill "An Act To Encourage Development in the Logging Industry by Requiring State and Local Government Agencies To Give Preference to Lumber and Solid Wood Products Harvested in the State"

S.P. 551  L.D. 1573

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(2-9)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 566

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

 

10 July 2017

 

The 128th Legislature of the State of Maine

State House

Augusta, ME

 

Dear Honorable Members of the 128th Legislature:

 

Under the authority vested in me by Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, I am hereby vetoing LD 1504, “An Act to Modernize Rates for Small-scale Distributed Generation.”

 

This bill is poor policy and as I have noted many times, net energy billing subsidizes the cost of solar panels at the expense of the elderly and poor who can least afford it.  We need to move away from this unsustainable practice.  Even the Natural Resource Council of Maine has acknowledged that net energy billing “is not a preferred long-term policy.” However, rather than moving away from this practice to a more sustainable approach, LD 1504 instead sets net energy billing into statute in perpetuity. 

 

In addition, the bill’s language will result in the nonsensical outcome of net energy billing customers having their electricity usage stepped-down over time, rather than just their generation.  Therefore, likely due to last-minute drafting of overlapping amendments, LD 1504 will result in the electricity bills of net energy billing customers being reduced even if they generate no electricity at all.

 

This bill represents bad policy and contains serious drafting errors that will result in irrational outcomes.  For these reasons, I return LD 1504 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

_________________________________

 

            (2-10)              The accompanying Bill "An Act Regarding Solar Power for Farms and Businesses"

S.P. 529  L.D. 1504

 

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(2-11)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 563

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

3 July 2017

 

 

The 128th Legislature of the State of Maine

State House

Augusta, Maine

 

 

Dear Honorable Members of the 128th Legislature:

 

Under the authority vested in me by Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, I am hereby vetoing LD 1567, “An Act To Amend the Archives and Records Management Law.”

 

This bill, which was submitted by the Secretary of State, attempts to modernize the archives and records manage statute and the Archives Advisory Board.  For decades the Governor has appointed members of the Archives Advisory Board.  The bill eliminates the Governor’s discretion to select and appoint board members and allows the Secretary of State to appoint members to the board.

 

This is simply another attempt to strip away the Governor’s appointment power.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1567 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

_________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

            (2-12)              The accompanying Bill "An Act To Amend the Archives and Records Management Law"

S.P. 549  L.D. 1567

 

 

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ORDERS

 

Joint Orders

 

Expressions of Legislative Sentiment recognizing:

 

(4-1)  the Grist Mill Museum, of Dexter, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary.  In 1966, the Town of Dexter acquired the mill, which had closed after 111 years of activity, and the Dexter Historical Society moved in and set up the museum.  We extend to everyone involved with the Grist Mill Museum our congratulations on this anniversary;

SLS 532

Sponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis.

Cosponsored by Representative: WALLACE of Dexter.

 

 

 

(4-2)  the annual North Atlantic Blues Festival, as it celebrates the popular American music form on July 15 and 16, 2017, at the Public Landing in Rockland, overlooking beautiful Rockland Harbor.  We send our appreciation to the City of Rockland and the festival's producers for their efforts in bringing high-quality blues music and performers to Rockland and to the State.  We join with blues fans from Maine and across the nation in sending our best wishes for the festival's continued success;

SLS 533

Sponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox.

Cosponsored by Representative: BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland.

 

 

 

(4-3)  Briley Bell, of Lewiston, who has been named Miss Maine's Outstanding Teen 2017 for her social, academic and civic achievements.  We extend to Briley our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 534

Sponsored by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BROOKS of Lewiston, FULLER of Lewiston, GOLDEN of Lewiston, HANDY of Lewiston.

 

 

 

(4-4)  the Fayette Baptist Church, of Fayette, which is celebrating its 225th Anniversary.  The church was established by Eliphalet Smith with the help of Issac Case in 1792 in Starling Plantation, which was incorporated as Fayette in 1795.  We extend to the congregation of Fayette Baptist Church our congratulations on this anniversary;

SLS 535

Sponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, HILLIARD of Belgrade.

 

 

 

 

(4-5)  Ben Smith, of Winslow, a recent graduate of Winslow High School, who has been named the Morning Sentinel Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year.  Mr. Smith also won Class B state individual titles in the 100 and 200, and he placed second in the 400.  We extend to Mr. Smith our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 537

Sponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec.

Cosponsored by Representative: NADEAU of Winslow.

 

 

 

(4-6)  Samantha Saulter, of Waterville, a student at Waterville Senior High School, who has been named the Morning Sentinel Girls Tennis Player of the Year.  We extend to Samantha our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 538

Sponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec.

Cosponsored by Representatives: LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MADIGAN of Waterville.

 

 

 

(4-7)  Sarah Cox, of Waterville, a junior at Waterville Senior High School, who has been named the Morning Sentinel Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year.  Sarah also won the Class B state individual title in the shot put with a throw of 38 feet, 7.25 inches.  We extend to Sarah our congratulations and best wishes;

SLS 539

Sponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec.

Cosponsored by Representatives: LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MADIGAN of Waterville.

 

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Joint Resolution

 

Joint Resolution in Memoriam:

 

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

 

(4-8)  Kathleen Evelyn Kelley Whirlwind-Soldier, a native of Windham.  Ms. Whirlwind-Soldier served as Windham Town Historian and was a member of the board of the Windham Historical Society.  She was the past editor of two weekly newspapers, the Suburban News and the Courier Free Press, and worked as a columnist and reporter for over 40 years.  Ms. Whirlwind-Soldier will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends and all those whose lives she touched;

SLS 536

 

 

Sponsored by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BRYANT of Windham, COREY of Windham.

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

 

Senate

 

Divided Report

 

 

            (5-1)  Seven members of the Committee on TAXATION on Bill "An Act To Support Lower Property Taxes by Restoring State-Municipal Revenue Sharing"

S.P. 52  L.D. 133

 

 

 Reported in Report "A" that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-317).

 

Signed:

 

Senator:
            CHENETTE of York

Representatives:
            TIPPING of Orono
            COOPER of Yarmouth
            GRANT of Gardiner
            McCREIGHT of Harpswell
            STANLEY of Medway
            TERRY of Gorham

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

 

Signed:

 

Senator:
            CUSHING of Penobscot

Representatives:
            BICKFORD of Auburn
            HILLIARD of Belgrade
            POULIOT of Augusta
            WARD of Dedham

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 "B" (S-318).

 

Signed:

 

Senator:
            DOW of Lincoln

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

Unfinished Business

 

The following matters in the consideration of which the Senate was engaged at the time of Adjournment have preference in the Orders of the Day and continue with such preference until disposed of as provided by Senate Rule 516.

 

 

 

1.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

HOUSE REPORTS - from the Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act To Allow a Wrongful Death Cause of Action for the Death of a Viable Fetus"

H.P. 241  L.D. 327

 

Majority - Ought Not to Pass (8 members)

 

Minority - Ought to Pass (5 members)

 

Tabled - June 27, 2017, by Senator KEIM of Oxford

 

Pending - FURTHER CONSIDERATION

 

 

(In Senate, June 20, 2017, Minority OUGHT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED in NON-CONCURRENCE.)

 

(In House, House INSISTED on its former action whereby Majority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report was READ and ACCEPTED.)

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2.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

Bill "An Act Regarding Pay Equality"

S.P. 422  L.D. 1259

 

Tabled - July 1, 2017, by Senator MASON of Androscoggin

 

Pending - CONSIDERATION

 

 

(In Senate, June 20, 2017, PASSED TO BE ENACTED in concurrence.)

 

(In House, PASSED TO BE ENACTED.)

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3.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

Bill "An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Study the Public Reserved Lands Management Fund" (EMERGENCY)

S.P. 201  L.D. 586

 

Tabled - July 1, 2017, by Senator MASON of Androscoggin

 

Pending - CONSIDERATION

 

 

(In Senate, June 19, 2017, PASSED TO BE ENACTED in concurrence.)

 

(In House, PASSED TO BE ENACTED.)

_________________________________

 

4.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

Bill "An Act To Promote Impartiality in the Probate Court"

S.P. 345  L.D. 1043

 

Tabled - July 1, 2017, by Senator MASON of Androscoggin

 

Pending - CONSIDERATION

 

 

(In Senate, June 20, 2017, PASSED TO BE ENACTED in concurrence.)

 

(In House, PASSED TO BE ENACTED.)

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5.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Lien Recordings on Statutory Road Associations"

H.P. 908  L.D. 1311

 

Tabled - July 1, 2017, by Senator MASON of Androscoggin

 

Pending - CONSIDERATION

 

(In Senate, June 19, 2017, PASSED TO BE ENACTED in concurrence.)

 

(In House, PASSED TO BE ENACTED.)

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6.

 

Tabled and Later Assigned

 

Bill "An Act To Remove Time and Acreage Limits for Placing Land in Trust Status under the Maine Indian Claims Settlement"

H.P. 649  L.D. 921

 

Tabled - July 1, 2017, by Senator MASON of Androscoggin

 

Pending - CONSIDERATION

 

 

(In Senate, June 19, 2017, PASSED TO BE ENACTED in concurrence.)

 

(In House, PASSED TO BE ENACTED.)

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SPECIAL STUDY TABLE

 

 

1.

 

 

Emergency

Resolve, To Establish the Study Committee To Develop a Disposition Plan for Future Surplus State Property in York County

H.P. 723  L.D. 1021
(C "A" H-67)

 

 

Tabled - May 9, 2017, by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot

 

Pending - FINAL PASSAGE

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2.

 

 

Emergency

Resolve, To Establish the Task Force To Identify Special Education Cost Drivers and Innovative Approaches to Services

H.P. 456  L.D. 642
(C "A" H-106)

 

 

Tabled - May 25, 2017, by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot

 

Pending - FINAL PASSAGE

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3.

 

 

Emergency

HOUSE REPORT - from the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Streamline Veterans' Licensing and Certification (EMERGENCY)

H.P. 170  L.D. 214

 

Report - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-187)

 

Tabled - May 30, 2017, by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot

 

Pending - FINAL PASSAGE, in concurrence

_________________________________

 

4.

 

Resolve, To Establish the Committee To Study the State's Response to the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth

S.P. 173  L.D. 512
(C "A" S-131)

 

Tabled - May 31, 2017, by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot

 

Pending - FINAL PASSAGE, in concurrence

_________________________________

 

5.

 

Resolve, To Study the Student Transfer Process

H.P. 717  L.D. 1015
(C "A" H-198)

 

Tabled - May 31, 2017, by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot

 

Pending - FINAL PASSAGE, in concurrence

_________________________________

 

6.

 

Resolve, To Establish the Committee To Study the Processing of Evidence from Sexual Assault Test Kits

H.P. 791  L.D. 1128
(C "A" H-253)

 

Tabled - May 31, 2017, by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot

 

Pending - FINAL PASSAGE, in concurrence

_________________________________

7.

 

HOUSE REPORTS - from the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY on Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Review the Laws Governing Domestic Violence (EMERGENCY)

H.P. 367  L.D. 523
(C "A" H-362)

 

Majority - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-362) (10 members)

 

Minority - Ought Not to Pass (3 members)

 

Tabled - June 8, 2017, by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot

 

Pending - FINAL PASSAGE, in NON-CONCURRENCE

 

(In House, FAILED Final Passage.)

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8.

 

Resolve, To Establish the Working Group To Restore Judicial Discretion

S.P. 97  L.D. 309

 

Tabled - June 12, 2017, by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot

 

Pending - FINAL PASSAGE, in concurrence

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9.

 

Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Create a Plan To Enhance the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Probate Court System

S.P. 423  L.D. 1260

 

Tabled - June 21, 2017, by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot

 

Pending - FINAL PASSAGE, in concurrence

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SPECIAL HIGHWAY TABLE

 

L.D. 99 - H.P. 67 (C "A" H-249)
L.D. 1150 - H.P. 813 (C "A" H-318)
L.D. 1249 - H.P. 872 (C "A" H-160)
L.D. 1318 - H.P. 915 (C "A" H-112)


 

 

SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE

 


L.D. 8 - H.P. 9 (C "A" H-451)
L.D. 20 - H.P. 21 (C "A" H-39)
L.D. 27 - H.P. 28 (C "A" H-100)
L.D. 38 - S.P. 17 (C "A" S-64)
L.D. 49 - H.P. 35 (C "A" H-497)
L.D. 59 - H.P. 46 (C "A" H-168)
L.D. 79 - S.P. 28 (C "A" S-27)
L.D. 82 - S.P. 31 (C "A" S-94)
L.D. 85 - S.P. 34 (C "A" S-11)
L.D. 89 - S.P. 37

L.D. 106 - H.P. 74 (C "A" H-245)
L.D. 111 - H.P. 79

L.D. 130 - S.P. 49 (C "A" S-9)
L.D. 170 - H.P. 126 (C "A" H-274)
L.D. 173 - H.P. 129 (C "A" H-121)
L.D. 174 - H.P. 130 (C "A" H-374)
L.D. 182 - H.P. 138 (C "A" H-215)
L.D. 192 - H.P. 148 (C "A" H-177)
L.D. 197 - H.P. 153 (C "A" H-133)
L.D. 206 - H.P. 162 (C "A" H-196)
L.D. 230 - S.P. 76 (C "A" S-66)
L.D. 267 - H.P. 200 (C "A" H-21)
L.D. 285 - H.P. 218 (C "A" H-114)
L.D. 288 - H.P. 221 (C "A" H-242)
L.D. 289 - H.P. 222 (C "A" H-232)
L.D. 290 - H.P. 223 (C "A" H-282)
L.D. 320 - S.P. 94 (C "A" S-199)
L.D. 323 - H.P. 237 (C "A" H-257)
L.D. 328 - H.P. 242 (C "A" H-150)
L.D. 346 - S.P. 112 (C "A" S-111)
L.D. 358 - H.P. 264 (C "A" H-260)
L.D. 367 - H.P. 273 (C "A" H-493)
L.D. 377 - S.P. 118 (C "A" S-112)
L.D. 401 - H.P. 292 (C "A" H-109)
L.D. 423 - H.P. 303 (C "A" H-17; H "A" H-19)
L.D. 449 - S.P. 151 (C "A" S-79)
L.D. 456 - H.P. 323

L.D. 503 - S.P. 164 (C "A" S-31)
L.D. 513 - S.P. 174 (C "B" S-119)
L.D. 517 - S.P. 178 (C "A" S-91)
L.D. 524 - H.P. 368 (C "A" H-138)
L.D. 525 - H.P. 369 (C "A" H-139)
L.D. 526 - H.P. 370

L.D. 563 - H.P. 405 (C "A" H-72)
L.D. 601 - H.P. 417 (C "A" H-73)
L.D. 643 - H.P. 457 (C "A" H-176)
L.D. 654 - S.P. 216 (C "A" S-113)
L.D. 656 - S.P. 218 (C "A" S-43)
L.D. 681 - H.P. 472 (C "A" H-505)
L.D. 687 - H.P. 478 (C "A" H-382)
L.D. 720 - S.P. 237 (C "A" S-86)
L.D. 726 - H.P. 510 (C "A" H-250)
L.D. 766 - H.P. 546

L.D. 781 - H.P. 561 (C "A" H-416)
L.D. 782 - H.P. 562 (C "A" H-193)
L.D. 792 - H.P. 572 (C "A" H-58)
L.D. 816 - S.P. 261 (C "A" S-150)
L.D. 843 - H.P. 592 (C "A" H-217)
L.D. 910 - H.P. 638 (C "A" H-420)
L.D. 952 - S.P. 307 (C "A" S-106)
L.D. 967 - H.P. 680 (C "A" H-342)
L.D. 970 - H.P. 683 (C "A" H-209)
L.D. 990 - S.P. 329

L.D. 998 - H.P. 699 (C "A" H-296)
L.D. 1000 - H.P. 701 (C "A" H-295)
L.D. 1006 - H.P. 707 (C "A" H-210)
L.D. 1008 - H.P. 709 (C "A" H-254)
L.D. 1091 - H.P. 765 (C "A" H-361)
L.D. 1108 - S.P. 362 (C "A" S-155)
L.D. 1127 - H.P. 790 (C "A" H-376)
L.D. 1130 - H.P. 793

L.D. 1143 - H.P. 806 (C "A" H-453)
L.D. 1170 - S.P. 391

L.D. 1188 - H.P. 825 (C "A" H-330)
L.D. 1190 - H.P. 827

L.D. 1196 - H.P. 833 (C "A" H-236)
L.D. 1204 - H.P. 840 (C "A" H-494)
L.D. 1206 - H.P. 842 (C "A" H-304)
L.D. 1208 - H.P. 844 (C "A" H-140)
L.D. 1210 - H.P. 846 (C "A" H-185)
L.D. 1212 - S.P. 406 (C "A" S-180)
L.D. 1247 - H.P. 870 (C "A" H-194)
L.D. 1248 - H.P. 871 (C "A" H-144)
L.D. 1263 - S.P. 426 (C "A" S-109)
L.D. 1280 - S.P. 432

L.D. 1286 - S.P. 438 (C "A" S-221)
L.D. 1287 - S.P. 439 (C "A" S-121)
L.D. 1301 - H.P. 898 (C "A" H-248)
L.D. 1308 - H.P. 905 (C "A" H-118)
L.D. 1314 - H.P. 911 (C "A" H-202)
L.D. 1317 - H.P. 914 (C "A" H-234)
L.D. 1321 - S.P. 450 (C "A" S-128)
L.D. 1322 - H.P. 916 (C "A" H-499)
L.D. 1343 - S.P. 457 (C "A" S-152)
L.D. 1388 - S.P. 475 (C "A" S-162)
L.D. 1391 - H.P. 965 (C "A" H-321)
L.D. 1399 - S.P. 477 (C "A" S-223)
L.D. 1407 - S.P. 485 (C "A" S-245)
L.D. 1429 - H.P. 983 (C "A" H-510)
L.D. 1433 - H.P. 988 (C "A" H-516)
L.D. 1466 - S.P. 512

L.D. 1485 - S.P. 515 (C "A" S-205)
L.D. 1490 - S.P. 519 (C "A" S-268)
L.D. 1494 - H.P. 1027 (C "A" H-396)
L.D. 1517 - H.P. 1041 (C "A" H-491)
L.D. 1520 - H.P. 1044 (C "A" H-288)
L.D. 1554 - H.P. 1070 (C "A" H-365)
L.D. 1597 - S.P. 561 (C "A" S-183)
L.D. 1641 - H.P. 1132


 

 

_________________________________ STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

(2-1)  The Following Communication:

H.C. 304

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 30, 2017

 

The 128th Legislature of the State of Maine

State House

Augusta, Maine

 

Dear Honorable Members of the 128th Legislature:

 

Under the authority vested in me by Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, I am hereby vetoing LD 1147, "An Act to Modernize the Renewable Portfolio Standard."

 

Under Title 35-A, M.R.S. §3210(3-A), Maine's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) has included a requirement for electricity customers to purchase increasing amounts of electricity from qualified "new renewable capacity resources" (Class I resources), starting in 2008 as a 1% requirement and ending in 2017 as a 10% requirement.  LD 1147 would extend the 10% requirement through 2022.

 

The RPS in Maine is a subsidy paid to renewable generators that is hidden in the bills of all electric customers.  I have long opposed such subsidies—especially hiding them in Maine's electric bills.  In addition, this subsidy is not even meeting its intended purpose, which is to encourage new renewable electricity generation.  Over the five-year period between 2011 and 2015, the Class I RPS cost ratepayers nearly $70 million in above-market costs.  Yet, over this same period, the amount of renewable generation produced in Maine decreased by approximately 8%.  Therefore, Mainers spent $70 million and received no increase in the amount of renewable generation produced in Maine.

 

A subsidy that costs Maine ratepayers $70 million over five years, but fails to meet its intended purpose, is a subsidy that needs to end.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1147 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

_________________________________

(2-2)    The accompanying Bill "An Act To Modernize the Renewable Portfolio Standard"

H.P. 810  L.D. 1147

 

Comes from the House with the VETO OVERRIDDEN and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENACTED, notwithstanding the objections of the Governor.

_________________________________

(2-3)  The Following Communication:

H.C. 308

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

July 5, 2017

 

The 128th Legislature of the State of Maine

State House

Augusta, Maine

 

Dear Honorable Members of the 128th Legislature:

 

Under the authority vested in me by Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, I am hereby vetoing LD 481, "An Act To Promote Workforce Participation."

 

This bill would have provided a $400 bonus to welfare recipients for maintaining a job for just 4 months, rewarding them for something they really should be doing anyway.  I understand the desire to motivate people to stay in a job, but at some point government needs to step back and let people figure it out on their own.  Why do we feel compelled to have government step in and reward people for doing what they are already supposed do?

 

We cannot continue to treat low-income Mainers like children, always trying to coax them to do right things.  A steady job with a steady paycheck is a reward in itself that increasingly pushes a person toward greater self-reliance and self-sufficiency.  I believe Mainers are capable of success without constant intrusion and prodding by State government.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 481 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

_________________________________

 

 

(2-4)    The accompanying Bill "An Act To Promote Workforce Participation" (EMERGENCY)

H.P. 344  L.D. 481

 

 

Comes from the House with the VETO OVERRIDDEN and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENACTED, notwithstanding the objections of the Governor.

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

(2-5)  The Following Communication:

H.C. 309

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

July 5, 2017

 

The 128th Legislature of the State of Maine

State House

Augusta, Maine

 

Dear Honorable Members of the 128th Legislature:

 

Under the authority vested in me by Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, I am hereby vetoing LD 1512, "An Act To Protect the Health and Safety of First Responders."

 

I want to make very clear that I think we should make laws that protect those who put their lives on the line to protect the safety of the public.  That is why I was a proponent of this bill as it was introduced by the Department of Public Safety.  There have been several bills introduced this session to protect first responders or victims of horrible crimes.  These bills have either failed to get the required votes to reach my desk or they have been watered down to the point that they do absolutely nothing—which was the unfortunate fate of this bill.  I sincerely hope that in the future, first responders find the support they deserve in the State House. 

 

Because this bill has been amended to the point that it does nothing to protect the safety of first responders, I cannot support it. 

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1512 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

_________________________________

 

 

 

(2-6)    The accompanying Bill "An Act To Protect the Health and Safety of First Responders"

H.P. 1036  L.D. 1512

 

 

Comes from the House with the VETO OVERRIDDEN and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENACTED, notwithstanding the objections of the Governor.

 

_________________________________

 


 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

 

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

 

 

Joint Orders

 

Expressions of Legislative Sentiment recognizing:

 

(1-1)  Ethan Sennett, of Millinocket, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 58, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

HLS 628

 

 

(1-2)  Michael Clark, of Millinocket, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 58, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

HLS 629

 

 

(1-3)  the Steve and Fred Whited family, of Bridgewater, which has been selected as the 2017 Farm Family of the Year by the Maine Potato Board.  The Whited family has a long history of farming in Bridgewater, and Fred is a sixth-generation farmer.  We extend to the members of the Steve and Fred Whited family our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 630

 

 

(1-4)  Stephen M. Farnham, of Mapleton, upon his retirement as Executive Director of the Aroostook Agency on Aging.  Beginning his career at the agency in 1975, he was first involved with advocacy and outreach.  In October 1977, he assumed the role of executive director.  We extend our appreciation to Mr. Farnham for his more than 40 years of work improving the quality of life and maximizing the independence of northern Maine's elderly citizens and offer him our congratulations on his retirement;

HLS 631

 

 

(1-5)  Rose Ames, of Leeds, who celebrated her 100th Birthday on July 7, 2017 and received the Boston Post Cane, an honor given to the oldest citizen of a municipality.  We extend to Ms. Ames our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 632

 

 

(1-6)  Stacey Keniston, of Turner, a teacher with School Administrative District No. 52, who has been named the Maine Adult Education New Teacher of the Year for 2017.  We extend to Ms. Keniston our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 633


 

(1-7)  Gordon Edward Hillier, of Readfield, who has received the Boston Post Cane, an honor given to the oldest citizen of a municipality.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Hillier on this occasion;

HLS 634

 

 

(1-8)  the Honorable Alan L. Baker, a native of Orrington, who has been named Orrington Old Home Week's 2017 Citizen of the Year.  Mr. Baker was a member of the 112th Maine Legislature and is currently the president and owner of The Ellsworth American and owner of the Mount Desert Islander.  We extend to Mr. Baker our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 635

 

 

(1-9)  Marilyn B. Neal, of New Sharon.  Settling in New Sharon in 1980, she and her husband, Bob, went into farming and built up their farm into the State's largest turkey farm.  Mrs. Neal worked at a home-health agency, at C. F. Hathaway Company and at Keyes Fibre.  She was a deacon at and a musician for the New Sharon Congregational Church UCC, for which she also served as a trustee.  She served as New Sharon's deputy town clerk/collector and, for nearly 15 years, on the board of the New Sharon Jim Ditzler Memorial Public Library.  Mrs. Neal will be long remembered and sadly missed by Mr. Neal, to whom she was married for over 50 years, and by her family and friends;

HLS 636

 

 

(1-10)  the 11-12 Little League Softball Team of Biddeford, which won the 2017 State Little League Softball Championship.  This is the team's third straight state title.  Members of the team include Hannah Gosselin, Savannah Petrin Kendrick, Emilee Petrin Kendrick, Grace Tardif, Kerri Scott, Vanessa Hale, Aliya Tingley, Lexi Libby, Cheyenne Tardif, Baylor Wilkinson, Laura Perreault and Charlotte Donovan.  The team is coached by Andrew Donovan.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

HLS 637

 

 

(1-11)  Padebco, of Round Pond, on its receiving the SHARP Award from the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.  The award recognizes small employers who operate exemplary safety and health management systems and is an achievement of status as a model of work site safety and health management.  We extend our congratulations to Padebco on its receiving this award;

HLS 638

 

 

(1-12)  Minnie M. Payson, of Belfast.  Mrs. Payson had a 36-year career with the Belfast School Department, and she was a longtime member of the Belfast Booster Club.  Mrs. Payson will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends;

HLS 639

 

 

(1-13)  Delma F. Paul, of Belfast.  Mrs. Paul had a 34-year career with the Belfast School Department, and she was a lifelong member of and volunteer for the Waldo County Shriner Club.  Mrs. Paul will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends;

HLS 640

 

 

Come from the House, READ and PASSED.

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

 

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

 

House Paper

 

 

(1-1)  Bill "An Act To Reduce the Rate of Tax Imposed on the Rental of Living Quarters"

H.P. 1136  L.D. 1645

 

 

Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

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

 

 

_________________________________

 


 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 6

 

 

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

 

House

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 309

 

(5-1)  From the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Allow Slot Machines or a Casino in York County"

I.B. 1  L.D. 719

 

Received by the Clerk of the House on July 19, 2017, pursuant to Joint Rule 309.

 

 

_________________________________

 


 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 7

 

 

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

 

Senate

 

 

Divided Report

 

 

(5-1)  The Majority of the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Authorize Multiple General Fund Bond Issues To Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities"

S.P. 543  L.D. 1552

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-333).

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            HAMPER of Oxford
            BREEN of Cumberland
            KATZ of Kennebec

Representatives:

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

The Minority of the same Committee on the same subject reported that the same Ought To Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-334).

 

Signed:

 

Representative:

            SIROCKI of Scarborough

 

_________________________________

 

 


Divided Report

 

 

(5-2)  The Majority of the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Assist in the Commercialization of Maine Products and Services"

S.P. 568  L.D. 1613

 

Reported that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-335).

 

Signed:

 

Senators:

            HAMPER of Oxford
            BREEN of Cumberland
            KATZ of Kennebec

Representatives:

            GATTINE of Westbrook
            FREY of Bangor
            HUBBELL of Bar Harbor
            JORGENSEN of Portland
            MARTIN of Eagle Lake
            TEPLER of Topsham

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

 

Signed:

 

Representatives:

            SEAVEY of Kennebunkport
            SIROCKI of Scarborough
            TIMBERLAKE of Turner
            WINSOR of Norway

 

_________________________________

 


 

Divided Report

 

 

            (5-3)  Seven members of the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Provide Funding for a Program of Student Debt Cancellation and Refinancing"

S.P. 384  L.D. 1163

 

 

 Reported in Report "A" that the same Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-336).

 

Signed:

 

Senator:
            BREEN of Cumberland

Representatives:
            GATTINE of Westbrook
            FREY of Bangor
            HUBBELL of Bar Harbor
            JORGENSEN of Portland
            MARTIN of Eagle Lake
            TEPLER of Topsham

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

 

Signed:

 

Senator:
            HAMPER of Oxford

Representatives:
            SEAVEY of Kennebunkport
            SIROCKI of Scarborough
            TIMBERLAKE of Turner
            WINSOR of Norway

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 "B" (S-337).

 

Signed:

 

Senator:
            KATZ of Kennebec

 

 

_________________________________

 


 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 8

 

 

 

ORDERS

 

Joint Order

 

 

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

S.P. 600

 

Ordered, the House concurring, that when the Senate and House adjourn, they do so until the call of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, respectively, when there is a need to conduct business or consider objections of the Governor.

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 9

 

 

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

(1-1)  SENATE ORDER - Joint Study Order, To Establish the Task Force on Health Care Coverage for All of Maine

S.P. 592

 

In Senate, July 22, 2017, PASSED.

 

Comes from the House, PASSED as amended by House Amendment "A" (H-564), in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

_________________________________

 


 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 10

 

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

(2-1)  The Following Communication:

H.C. 316

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

July 20, 2017

 

The Honorable Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

128th Maine Legislature

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Secretary Priest:

 

Senate Paper 549, Legislative Document 1567, "An Act To Amend the Archives and Records Management Law," having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same, pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question:  "Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?"

 

77 voted in favor and 60 against, with 1 being excused, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

 

 

_________________________________

 

 


 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 11

 

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

(2-1)  The Following Communication:

S.C. 573

 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

COMMITTEE ON INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

 

July 20, 2017

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau, President of the Senate

Honorable Sara  Gideon, Speaker of the House

128th Legislature

State House

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear President Thibodeau and Speaker Gideon:

 

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

 

L.D. 1274                       An Act To Promote Universal Health Care, Including Dental, Vision and Hearing Care

 

This is notification of the Committee’s action.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Rodney L. Whittemore                                 S/Rep. Mark W. Lawrence

Senate Chair                                                             House Chair

 

 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 12

 

 

 

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

(1-1)  An Act To Expand the 1998 Special Retirement Plan To Include Detectives in the Office of the Attorney General

H.P. 68  L.D. 100
(C "A" H-174)

 

 

In Senate, July 20, 2017, FAILED ENACTMENT in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

Comes from the House, that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Bill was PASSED TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

(1-2)  An Act To Opt Out of Federal Daylight Saving Time and To Ask the United States Secretary of Transportation To Place the State in the Atlantic Time Zone

H.P. 159  L.D. 203
(C "A" H-76)

 

 

In Senate, July 20, 2017, FAILED ENACTMENT in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

Comes from the House, that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Bill was PASSED TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

(1-3)  Resolve, To Alleviate Hunger in Rural Maine in Areas of High Unemployment

S.P. 352  L.D. 1070
(C "A" S-107)

 

 

In Senate, July 20, 2017, FAILED FINAL PASSAGE in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

Comes from the House, that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby FINALLY PASSED.

 

 

_________________________________

 


 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 13

 

 

 

ENACTORS

 

 

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

 

Emergency Measure

 

(7-1)  An Act To Amend the Marijuana Legalization Act Regarding Retail Marijuana Testing Facilities

H.P. 1132  L.D. 1641
(S "A" S-326)

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Emergency Resolve

 

(7-2)  Resolve, Providing for the Official Observance of the 200th Anniversary of the Formation of the State of Maine

H.P. 806  L.D. 1143
(S "A" S-323 to C "A" H-453)

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Acts

 

 

(7-3)  An Act To Protect Firefighters by Establishing a Prohibition on the Sale and Distribution of New Upholstered Furniture Containing Certain Flame-retardant Chemicals

H.P. 138  L.D. 182
(S "B" S-338 to C "A" H-215)

 

 

(7-4)  An Act To Amend Principles of Reimbursement for Residential Care Facilities

S.P. 178  L.D. 517
(S "A" S-321 to C "A" S-91)

 

 

(7-5)  An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Certain Sexual Offenses

S.P. 216  L.D. 654
(S "A" S-320 to C "A" S-113)

 

 

(7-6)  An Act To Ensure Access to Opiate Addiction Treatment in Maine

S.P. 307  L.D. 952
(S "A" S-331 to C "A" S-106)

 

 

(7-7)  An Act To End Homelessness by Expanding Housing Support Services

H.P. 683  L.D. 970
(S "A" S-330 to C "A" H-209)

 

 

(7-8)  An Act To Restore Public Health Nursing Services

S.P. 362  L.D. 1108
(S "A" S-329 to C "A" S-155)

 

 

(7-9)  An Act To Reduce Youth Access to Tobacco Products

S.P. 391  L.D. 1170
(S "B" S-306 to C "A" S-146; S "A" S-325)

 

 

(7-10)  An Act Regarding MaineCare Coverage for Telehealth Services

S.P. 515  L.D. 1485
(S "A" S-328 to C "A" S-205)

 

 

(7-11)  An Act To Create an Aquaculture License

H.P. 1044  L.D. 1520
(S "A" S-324 to C "A" H-288)

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Resolve

 

 

(7-12)  Resolve, To Increase the Affordability of Safe Drinking Water for Maine Families

S.P. 426  L.D. 1263
(S "A" S-327 to C "A" S-109)

 

 

 

 

 

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STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

SENATE ADVANCED JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

 

SUPPLEMENT NO. 14

 

 

 

ENACTORS

 

 

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

 

Bond Issue

 

(7-1)  An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities and Upgrade Municipal Culverts

S.P. 543  L.D. 1552
(C "A" S-333)

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

Act

 

 

(7-2)  An Act To Align State Relocation Assistance with That of the Federal Government and Make Technical Changes to Recently Enacted Laws

H.P. 915  L.D. 1318
(C "A" H-112; S "A" S-319)

 

 

 

 

 

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