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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
SECOND REGULAR SESSION


 

15th Legislative Day

Thursday, February 22, 2018

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Diane Wendorf, North Parish Congregational Church (UCC), Sanford.

 

            National Anthem by Kennebec Valley Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus, Waterville.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Ronald Blum, M.D., Patten.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 446)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

February 22, 2018

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the following Joint Standing Committees have voted unanimously to report the following bills out "Ought Not to Pass:"

 

Education and Cultural Affairs

L.D. 1698        An Act To Promote Innovation and Growth in Maine's Traditional Industries

 

Health and Human Services

L.D. 386          An Act To Establish Universal Health Care for Maine

L.D. 691          An Act To Prevent Lead Poisoning in Children  (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 1481        Resolve, To Establish a Pilot Project To Provide Travel Vouchers to Persons with Disabilities in Rural Communities

 

Transportation

L.D. 1779        An Act To Increase Safety, Ensure Efficient Operation and Improve Traffic Flow on the Maine Turnpike by Requiring All-electronic Toll Collection at New and Reconstructed Toll Facilities  (EMERGENCY)

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 1281)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING FEBRUARY 22, 2018 AS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS DAY IN MAINE

 

            WHEREAS, multiple sclerosis is a neurological disease of the central nervous system affecting 2,300,000 people worldwide; and

 

            WHEREAS, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society ‑ Greater New England Chapter reports that in Maine more than 3,000 people are living with multiple sclerosis, that the disease generally strikes people between ages 20 to 50 and that the cause and course of the often debilitating symptoms of multiple sclerosis remain unknown with no cure currently existing; and

 

            WHEREAS, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has been committed for more than 70 years to a world free of multiple sclerosis, and the society raises public knowledge about and insight into the disease; and

 

            WHEREAS, since 1946 the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has been a driving force in multiple sclerosis research, pursuing prevention, treatments and a cure, and has invested more than $900,000,000 in groundbreaking research; and

 

            WHEREAS, funds raised through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society include $42,100,000 in funding for 380 research projects at medical centers, universities and other institutions throughout the United States and abroad, leading to many breakthroughs in the treatment of multiple sclerosis; and

 

            WHEREAS, stopping the progress of multiple sclerosis, restoring what has been lost and ending multiple sclerosis forever is the mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and one that all should support; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Legislature now assembled in the Second Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to recognize February 22, 2018 as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Day, to recognize the importance of finding the cause and cure of multiple sclerosis and to express our appreciation for the dedication that the National Multiple Sclerosis Society ‑ Greater New England Chapter has shown towards creating a world free of multiple sclerosis; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

 

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            (4-2)  On motion of Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 59)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative James S. Gillway of Searsport be excused February 8 and 13 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Timothy S. Theriault of China be excused February 13 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Beth Peloquin Turner of Burlington be excused February 13 and 15 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Karleton S. Ward of Dedham be excused February 15 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Stephen J. Wood of Greene be excused February 15 for personal reasons.

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Lajoie Brothers, Inc., of Augusta, which has been named the Large Business of the Year by the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to everyone at Lajoie Brothers our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 675)

 

 

            (5-2)  Mike Gilman, of Windham, a student at Windham High School and a player on the boys basketball team, who recently scored his 1,000th career point.  We extend to Mike our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 910)

Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham.

Cosponsored by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland, Representative COREY of Windham.

 

 


 

            (5-3)  Nick Curtis, of Windham, a student at Windham High School and a player on the boys basketball team, who recently scored his 1,000th career point.  We extend to Nick our congratulations and best wishes;

(HLS 911)

Presented by Representative COREY of Windham.

Cosponsored by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland, Representative BRYANT of Windham.

 

 

            (5-4)  David Cousens, of South Thomaston, who is retiring as President of the Maine Lobstermen's Association after 27 years of service in that office and 32 years of service on the association's Board of Directors.  We extend to Mr. Cousens our appreciation for his contributions to the lobster industry and the State and offer him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 912)

Presented by Representative SPEAR of South Thomaston.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox, Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, Senator MAKER of Washington, Senator LANGLEY of Hancock, Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin, Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc, Representative ALLEY of Beals, Representative BATTLE of South Portland, Representative BLUME of York, Representative DEVIN of Newcastle, Representative HAGGAN of Hampden, Representative HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor, Representative SIMMONS of Waldoboro, Representative SUTTON of Warren, Representative TUELL of East Machias.

 

 

            (5-5)  Olivia O'Halloran, of Yarmouth, who is the recipient of a 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award for exemplary volunteer service.  This award, presented by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, honors young volunteers across America who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to serving their communities.  We extend to Olivia our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 913)

Presented by Representative COOPER of Yarmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator BREEN of Cumberland.

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-6)  Marcia Evans, of Stockton Springs.  Ms. Evans taught in the Dover-Foxcroft schools for many years and later worked for Northern Kingdom Music.  She moved to the Penobscot Bay region and provided schools and colleges around the State with percussion equipment and services.  She was known and loved by music educators and students as an enthusiast and supporter of the percussive arts.  Ms. Evans will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends;

 

(HLS 914)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock, President THIBODEAU of Waldo.

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (S.P. 337)  (L.D. 1030) Bill "An Act To Require Nondiscrimination Policies in Providing Health Care Services"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-363)

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 617)  (L.D. 1681) Bill "An Act To Correct a Technical Error Pertaining to the Dairy Improvement Fund" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-356)

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 627)  (L.D. 1728) Bill "An Act To Increase the Penalty for Visual Sexual Aggression against a Child"  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-355)

 

            (7-4)  (S.P. 637)  (L.D. 1738) Bill "An Act To Permit the Sale and Consumption of Alcohol in an Area That Is Not Contiguous to Licensed Premises"  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-354)

 

            (7-5)  (S.P. 661)  (L.D. 1776) Bill "An Act To Establish Requirements for Civil Deputies"  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-361)

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 1240)  (L.D. 1796) Bill "An Act To Improve the Effectiveness of the New Markets Capital Investment Credit"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 681)  (L.D. 968) Bill "An Act To Help Prevent Financial Elder Abuse"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-599)

 

            (7-8)  (H.P. 1168)  (L.D. 1680) Bill "An Act To Create an Access to Justice Income Tax Credit"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-601)

 

            (7-9)  (H.P. 1253)  (L.D. 1807) Bill "An Act To Implement Recommendations Resulting from a State Government Evaluation Act Review of the Board of Environmental Protection by the Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources"  Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-600)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapters 126 and 261: Immunization Requirements for School Children, Joint Major Substantive Rules of the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services

(H.P. 1148)  (L.D. 1664)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-2)  Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 29, Allowances for Support Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorder, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services

(H.P. 1245)  (L.D. 1800)

 

 

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

 

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Acts

 

            (10-3)  An Act Authorizing the Deorganization of Cary Plantation

(H.P. 560)  (L.D. 780)
(C. "A" H-592)

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Amend the Laws Affecting the Judicial Branch Regarding Railroad Trespass Civil Violations and Fines for Civil Violations

(H.P. 1166)  (L.D. 1678)
(C. "A" H-591)

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Provide Funding for the Maine Bicentennial Commission

(H.P. 1176)  (L.D. 1696)
(C. "A" H-586)

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Ensure Stability for Certain Holders of Liquor Licenses

(H.P. 1205)  (L.D. 1725)
(C. "A" H-585)

 

            (10-7)  An Act To Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2019

(S.P. 662)  (L.D. 1777)
(C. "A" S-351)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.

 

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Resolves

 

            (10-8)  Resolve, To Provide Meals to Homebound Individuals

(H.P. 483)  (L.D. 692)
(C. "A" H-578)

 

            (10-9)  Resolve, To Amend Authorization To Sell Certain Property in Augusta

(H.P. 1107)  (L.D. 1604)
(C. "A" H-587)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

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

 

 

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

(H.P. 1217)  (L.D. 1763)

 

(Committee on JUDICIARY suggested)

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

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

2.         JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING BRENDA COMMANDER ON THE COMPLETION OF AN UNPRECEDENTED 5TH TERM OF OFFICE AS CHIEF OF THE HOULTON BAND OF MALISEET INDIANS

(H.P. 1238)

 

TABLED - January 23, 2018 (Till Later Today) by Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians.

PENDING - ADOPTION.

 

 

 

 

3.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (12) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-572) - Minority (1) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Require That Signatures on a Direct Initiative of Legislation Come from Each Congressional District

(H.P. 32)  (L.D. 31)

 

TABLED - January 25, 2018 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 


 

4.         HOUSE REPORT - Ought to Pass pursuant to Joint Order 2017, H.P. 1241 - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act Regarding Rules Governing the Medical Use of Marijuana Program"

(H.P. 1256)  (L.D. 1811)

 

TABLED - January 30, 2018 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         HOUSE REPORT - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-579) - Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act To Protect Persons Who Provide Assistance to Law Enforcement Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs and Service Dogs"

(H.P. 1196)  (L.D. 1716)

 

TABLED - February 6, 2018 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Phyllis McDonough, of Portland

(HLS 889)

 

TABLED - February 13, 2018 (Till Later Today) by Representative GRANT of Gardiner.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         An Act To Allow The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Governor Baxter School for the Deaf To Lease Space to Maine's Protection and Advocacy Agency for Persons with Disabilities (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1209)  (L.D. 1756)
(C. "A" H-577)

 

TABLED - February 15, 2018 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 


 

8.         An Act To Repeal the Sunset Date on the Laws Governing Licensure of Appraisal Management Companies (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1268)  (L.D. 1826)

 

TABLED - February 15, 2018 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Donna Dennison, of Rockland

(HLS 904)

 

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

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       An Act To Fund the Downeast Correctional Facility (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1184)  (L.D. 1704)
(C. "A" H-593)

 

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

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       An Act To Update the Laws Governing the Department of Environmental Protection's Rule-making Authority Concerning Underground Oil Storage Facilities To Align with Federal Regulations (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1229)  (L.D. 1784)
(C. "A" H-582)

 

TABLED - February 20, 2018 (Till Later Today) by Representative PIERCE of Falmouth.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TABLED AND TODAY ASSIGNED

 

1.         House Order, Propounding a Question to the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court

(H.O. 58)

 

TABLED - February 20, 2018 by Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians.

(Pursuant to House Rule 513)

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE April 18, 2018

 

State of Maine
House of Representatives
128th Legislature
Second Regular Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/house/hcalfr.htm

Thursday, February 22, 2018

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 697)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the Senate and House adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 10:00 in in the morning.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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State of Maine
House of Representatives
128th Legislature
Second Regular Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/house/hcalfr.htm

Thursday, February 22, 2018

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Amend Career and Technical Education Statutes"

(S.P. 696)  (L.D. 1843)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and ordered printed.

 

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