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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
SECOND SPECIAL SESSION


 

8th Legislative Day

Thursday, September 13, 2018

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Honorable Craig V. Hickman, Winthrop.

 

            National Anthem by Honorable Craig V. Hickman, Winthrop.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, August 30, 2018.

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 597)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

September 11, 2018

 

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 1925, "An Act To Provide Funding for the Conduct of Elections."

 

As I prepare this veto message, I realize it is likely my last as Governor of this great state.  Over the past eight years, I have exercised this constitutional prerogative more than any of my predecessors.  I did this not for my own amusement nor to claim bragging rights.  Rather, I vetoed your bills because it was my responsibility—my sacred responsibility to the people of Maine—to defend their liberties, to keep our fiscal house in order and to hold the Legislature accountable for both the content of law and the conduct leading to its enactment.  Sometimes blocking bad bills is just as important as passing good ones.

 

This bill, passed at what is hopefully the end of the longest and most dysfunctional legislative session in recent history, is the embodiment of bad governance.  It represents shifty financing and insouciant oversight at its worst.  Just a few months ago, the Secretary of State assured us that ample funding existed to conduct Maine's 2018 elections, despite the cost of implementing ranked-choice voting.  Now, he tells us that an additional $334,330 is needed for the election in November.  The facts do not add up and the process used to pass this bill stinks.

 

The 2016 fiscal note attached to Question 5 on the ballot estimated well over one million additional dollars would be needed in 2018 to implement the ranked-choice boondoggle.  In October 2017, the Secretary of State's Office clamored that over $1.5 million more would be necessary just to get through the June 2018 primary.  As legislators considered whether the voting system could be shelved by declining to appropriate funds, the cost projections quickly dropped.  In March 2018, the figure had suddenly fallen to approximately $700,000.  Then, in an April 9 letter to the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs, Secretary Dunlap announced he had miraculously cut estimated costs to almost nothing and promised he could cover them with existing funds.  As a result, the Secretary averted the need to continue interaction with the hostile Legislature about implementation of the controversial voting system.  Had this not taken place, an additional funding request made at that time most certainly would have been rejected and jeopardized the future of ranked-choice voting.  With the primary behind us and passions over the issue subsiding, on August 30 Secretary Dunlap then advised the Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs that an additional $334,330 would be necessary to conduct November's election because of the cost of ranked-choice voting.  Committee members were told that if the money were not appropriated now, taxpayers would be saddled with even heavier financial burdens.  Committee members were shocked enough to wring their hands, but they failed to hold anyone accountable.  Instead, finding themselves in a bind, they capitulated.

 

The "public hearing" on this bill that was announced that day—mere minutes before it was to be held and without a printed bill to review—offered no meaningful opportunity for the taxpayers to provide input or to inquire why so much more money was suddenly needed.  At 11 p.m. that night, before the news could even report what had transpired, the bill was approved in the House without debate and with virtually no discussion.  Nearly one-third of the Representatives were not even present, and most of those in attendance had never seen the bill before.  No debate or discussion on the bill took place in the Senate, which passed it less than two minutes after it was introduced without any roll call vote.

 

This shakedown of Maine taxpayers for more money, after they were told in April that they had paid enough, is politics at its worst.  Fighting this kind of devious and unethical dealing is a large part of the reason I became Governor.  The way this bill was jammed through without notice and in the dark of night is repugnant to the ideals of transparency and thoughtful decision-making.  All Mainers should feel discomfort with this process and the bait-and-switch tactics used to hoodwink legislators into spending even more of the taxpayers hard-earned dollars on the eve of our fall elections.

 

Therefore, I return LD 1925 unsigned and vetoed to give you a second chance on this matter.  I strongly urge you to take it and sustain the veto.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying item An Act To Provide Funding for the Conduct of Elections

(H.P. 1368)  (L.D. 1925)
(H. "A" H-812)

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 594)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

 

August 31, 2018

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Pursuant to my authority under Public Law 2017, Chapter 460, Part L, I am pleased to appoint the following members of the public to serve on The Task Force To Study and Plan for the Implementation of Maine's Early Childhood Special Education Services, effective immediately:

 

·        Representative Richard R. Farnsworth of Portland, as a member of the House of Representatives;

·        Melissa Camire of Saco, Senior Director of Education Programs at the Morrison Center, as a representative of the Maine Association of Community Service Providers;

·        Gayle Keeshen of Falmouth, a staff member of the Child Development Services System;

·        Susan Hufnagel of Owls Head, a staff member of the Child Development Services System;

·        Leslee Pierce of Portland, Director of St. Elizabeth's Child Development Center, as a representative of a child care program;

·        Jane Stork of Etna, Principal of Etna-Dixmont School, as a representative of the Maine Principal's Association;

·        Katy Grondin of Auburn, Superintendent of the Auburn School Department, as a representative of the Maine School Superintendents' Association;

·        Nancy Cronin of Augusta, Executive Director of the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC), as a representative of the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council;

·        Kim Feeney of Brownfield, who is employed as a speech language pathologist by both the Winthrop School Department and Child Development Services, as a representative of a statewide association of speech, language and hearing therapists. 

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 595)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

September 5, 2018

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Pursuant to Joint Order S.P. 760 passed on August 30, 2018, the House and Senate will convene on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 596)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

September 13, 2018

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Please be advised that pursuant to his authority under Title 3 MRSA, §154, Governor Paul R. LePage has withdrawn the following nominations:

 

September 5, 2018

 

Ronald J. McKinnon of Chebeague Island and Honorable Douglas A. Thomas of Ripley for appointment as members of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority.  These nominations are currently pending before the Senate.

 

September 6, 2018

 

John C. Norman of Portland for reappointment as a member of the Maine Human Rights Commission.

This nomination is currently pending before the Senate.

 

Jonathan T. Nass, Esq. of Kennebunk for appointment as a member of the Maine Turnpike Authority.

This nomination is currently pending before the Senate.

 

Jack L. Waterman, M.D. of Waldoboro and John M. Jemison, Ph.D. of Orono for reappointment as members of the Board of Pesticides Control.

These nominations are currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

 

George A. Spear of Buxton, Donna M. Chapman of Windham and Richard R. Shiers of Gorham for reappointment as members of the State Harness Racing Commission. 

These nominations are currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

 

Michael A. Wiers, Esq. of St. Albans for reappointment as a member of the Maine Milk Commission. 

This nomination is currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

 

Joshua A. Chalmers of Scarborough, James E. Havu of Augusta, Joel E. Pike of Jay and Marian A. Reagan of Kennebunkport for appointment; David R. Ferguson, Esq. of Kennebunk for reappointment as members of the Board of Trustees, Maine School of Science and Mathematics. 

These nominations are currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Morten Arntzen of Norwalk, CT and Arthur K. Watson, Jr. of New Canaan, CT for reappointment as members of the Board of Trustees, Maine Maritime Academy. 

These nominations are currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Peter J. DelGreco of North Yarmouth and Raymond C. Stevens, Ph.D. of Los Angeles, CA for appointment as members of the Board of Trustees, University of Maine System.

These nominations are currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Honorable Nichi S. Farnham of Bangor and Craig G. Larrabee of Belgrade for appointment as members of the Board of Trustees, University of Maine System. 

These nominations are currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Honorable David E. Bowles of Sanford and Betsy B. Gleysteen of Scarborough for appointment as members of the State Board of Education. 

These nominations are currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Kelly M. LaRue, Ph.D. of Ellsworth for appointment as a member of the Board of Trustees, Maine School of Science and Mathematics.

This nomination is currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Samantha J. Hebert of Windham, Robin L. Foster of Orrington and Roxanne Baker of Cape Elizabeth for reappointment as members of the School Board of the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf.

These nominations are currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Jason A. Oney of Falmouth for reappointment as a member of the Board of Trustees, Maine Maritime Academy.

This nomination is currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Steven N. Whipple of Yarmouth for appointment as a member of the Board of Environmental Protection.

This nomination is currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

 

Daniel M. Sullivan of Cooper and Rebecca J. McKenna of Machias for appointment as members of the Washington County Development Authority.

These nominations are currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

Honorable Jean Ginn Marvin of Scarborough for reappointment and Casey J. Cramton of Scarborough and Ernest E. Kilbride of Carmel for appointment as members of the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees.

These nominations are currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Eric B. Lusk of Harpswell, Holly D. Ferguson, CPA of Yarmouth, Blue Keim of Dixfield, and Clifford Andrew McGadney, Ph.D. of Waterville for appointment and Richard M. Roderick of Cape Elizabeth for reappointment as members of the Finance Authority of Maine.

These nominations are currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

John G. Gallagher of Brunswick for reappointment as a member of the Maine State Housing Authority.

This nomination is currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

John H. Kilbourne of Brunswick for reappointment as a member of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority.

This nomination is currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

Christine E. Riendeau of Durham and Robert W. Bower, Jr. Esq. of Cumberland for reappointment and Robert C. Brooks, Esq. of Portland for appointment as members of the Maine Labor Relations Board.

These nominations are currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

Bruce S. Harrington of Fairfield and Peter J. DelGreco of North Yarmouth for reappointment as members of the Maine Rural Development Authority.

These nominations are currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

William J. Cody of Calais for appointment as a member of the Gambling Control Board.

This nomination is currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs.

 

Robert T. Weston of Hermon for appointment as a member of the Maine Board of Tax Appeals.

This nomination is currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation.

 

Gerald T. Reid of Northport for appointment and Robert A. Harmon of Raymond for reappointment as members of the Gambling Control Board.

These nominations are currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs.

 

September 10, 2018

 

Honorable John H. O'Neil, Jr. of Kennebunk for reappointment as a Justice, Maine Superior Court.

This nomination is currently pending before the Senate.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 76)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Robert S. Duchesne of Hudson be excused June 25 and 26, and July 9 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Donald G. Marean of Hollis be excused June 19, 20, 21, 25 and 26 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Anne C. Perry of Calais be excused August 30 for health reasons.

 

 

 

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 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.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-682) - Minority (4) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on TRANSPORTATION on Bill "An Act To Provide Revenue To Fix and Rebuild Maine's Infrastructure"

(H.P. 812)  (L.D. 1149)

 

TABLED - March 27, 2018 (Till Later Today) by Representative McLEAN of Gorham.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         Joint Order, Directing the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation To Report Out Legislation

(H.P. 1340)

 

TABLED - April 10, 2018 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         HOUSE REPORT - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-752) - Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT on Bill "An Act To Increase the Annual Salary of the Governor and To Increase the Per Diem Meal and Housing Allowances Paid to Legislators"

(H.P. 1310)  (L.D. 1878)

 

TABLED - April 13, 2018 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         Bill "An Act To Improve Access to Services for Adults with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness"

(H.P. 1350)  (L.D. 1911)

 

(Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested)

TABLED - April 18, 2018 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         Bill "An Act To Slow the Rate at Which the State's Minimum Wage Increases and To Eliminate Cost-of-living Increases to the Minimum Wage"

(S.P. 749)  (L.D. 1913)

 

- In Senate, READ TWICE under suspension of the rules without reference to a committee and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.

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

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         Bill "An Act To Increase Funding in the Maine Budget Stabilization Fund" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 738)  (L.D. 1908)

 

- In Senate, Bill and accompanying papers INDEFINITELY POSTPONED.

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

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         Resolve, To Fund a New Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System

(S.P. 739)  (L.D. 1909)

 

- In Senate, Resolve and accompanying papers INDEFINITELY POSTPONED.

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

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         House Order, That the House Committee on Ethics Convene To Consider the Speaker's Actions with Regard to Former Representative Dillon Bates

(H.O. 75)

 

TABLED - August 30, 2018 (Till Later Today) by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SPECIAL STUDY TABLE

 

1.         Joint Order, To Establish the Task Force on Maine's 21st Century Economy and Workforce

(S.P. 725)

 

- In Senate, READ and PASSED.

TABLED - April 2, 2018 by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

(Pursuant to Joint Rule 353)

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Thursday, September 13, 2018

House Supplement No. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 761)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING OCTOBER 7-13, 2018 AS CASE MANAGEMENT WEEK

 

            WHEREAS, case management is a multidisciplinary profession that seeks to ensure the delivery of high-quality, appropriate, efficient and cost-effective health care services to patients throughout the State; and

 

            WHEREAS, case managers function in a variety of contexts including hospitals and home health care, long-term care, rehabilitation, elder care, managed care and occupational health settings to facilitate the coordination of continuing care services; and

 

            WHEREAS, case management is a medical management strategy that fosters the careful shepherding of health care dollars while maintaining a primary and consistent focus on patient advocacy; and

 

            WHEREAS, case management services enhance patients' quality of life while promoting the achievement of positive health care outcomes; and

 

            WHEREAS, case management is an integral component of health care delivery in the State and throughout the United States; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Legislature now assembled in the Second Special Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to recognize October 7-13, 2018 as Case Management Week and encourage all citizens of the State to recognize the contributions of case managers.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

 

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

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

Thursday, September 13, 2018

House Supplement No. 2

 

ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative RECKITT of South Portland, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 1369)

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF THE SCOTCH-IRISH MIGRANTS OF 1718 ON THE OCCASION OF THE 300TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR ARRIVAL

 

            WHEREAS, October 2018 marks the 300th anniversary of the arrival in Casco Bay of 2 ships, the HMS McCallum and the HMS Robert, carrying a large group of immigrants from the north of Ireland; and

 

            WHEREAS, the HMS Robert anchored in the Fore River off the coast of what is now South Portland and the HMS McCallum discharged settlers in the area of Merrymeeting Bay; and

 

            WHEREAS, Maine has many descendants of these settlers and later immigrants from the north of Ireland, who brought with them a unique worldview, language and musical culture that enriched and influenced Maine's development; and

 

            WHEREAS, the settlers brought with them fundamental beliefs in representative democracy and in freedom of religion, as they had been persecuted in Scotland and Ireland for their Presbyterian faith; and

 

            WHEREAS, they planted some of the first field crops of potatoes to be grown in New England, an agricultural product that has played a key role in the State's economic development; and

 

            WHEREAS, they brought with them a knowledge of textile production, having participated in the linen manufacturing trade in Ireland, and helped establish important textile manufacturing industries in Maine; and

 

            WHEREAS, these settlers and their descendants participated fully in Maine's local militias and the descendants have participated in all military activities in which the United States has been involved since 1776; and

 

            WHEREAS, these settlers and their descendants have produced many significant legislative and political figures who have played important roles in the history of the State and there have been at least 20 American Presidents with Scotch-Irish ancestry; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Legislature now assembled in the Second Special Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to recognize in October 2018 the contributions of the Scotch-Irish in Maine and the Tricentennial of the Arrival of the 1718 Migrants.

 

 

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

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

Thursday, September 13, 2018

House Supplement No. 3

 

 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (H.P. 1366)  (L.D. 1924) Bill "An Act To Improve Information Sharing Relating to Investigations of Educators"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-813)

 

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

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

Thursday, September 13, 2018

House Supplement No. 4

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Specify the Qualifications of Electors

(S.P. 762)  (L.D. 1926)

 

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

 

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

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

Thursday, September 13, 2018

House Supplement No. 5

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 1183)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

 

September 13, 2018

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

In accordance with 3 MRSA §158 and Joint Rule 506 of the 128th Maine Legislature, please be advised that the Senate today confirmed the following nomination:

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Judiciary, John W. Martin, Esq. of Skowhegan for appointment as a District Court Judge.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

 

 

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

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

Thursday, September 13, 2018

House Supplement No. 6

 

ENACTORS

 

Mandate

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Improve Information Sharing Relating to Investigations of Educators

(H.P. 1366)  (L.D. 1924)
(C. "A" H-813)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  In accordance with the provisions of Section 21 of Article IX of the Constitution, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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

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

Thursday, September 13, 2018

House Supplement No. 7

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Protect the Elderly from Tax Lien Foreclosures"

(H.P. 1124)  (L.D. 1629)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-771) in the House on June 21, 2018.

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-771) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "D" (S-551) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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

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

Thursday, September 13, 2018

House Supplement No. 8

 

ENACTORS

 

 

Acts

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Protect Homeowners Affected by Tax Lien Foreclosure

(H.P. 1124)  (L.D. 1629)
(S. "D" S-551 to C. "A" H-771)

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

Administrative Supplement No. 3

 

ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 77)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative MaryAnne Kinney of Knox be excused July 9 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Richard A. Pickett of Dixfield be excused July 9 and August 30 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Heidi H. Sampson of Alfred be excused August 30 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)  the North Livermore Baptist Church, of Livermore, which celebrated its 225th Anniversary on August 12, 2018.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 1167)

 

 

            (5-2)  Gerald Kiesman, of Fryeburg, a member of the Fryeburg Fire Department, who is receiving the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine State Federation of Firefighters.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 1168)

 

 

            (5-3)  Dan Ryder, of Jay, who has been awarded the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence by the NEA Foundation for his diligence and dedication to his students, colleagues, community and profession.  Mr. Ryder is one of only 5 educators in the nation to receive this prestigious award.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 1171)

 

 

            (5-4)  Maddy Adams, of Portland, who is retiring from the Greater Portland Council of Governments after 40 years of service.  Ms. Adams worked in the Planning Department, was Director of Support Services from 1990 to 2013, was the Executive Program Assistant and has served as Office Manager since 2016.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 1174)

 

 

            (5-5)  Jason Parent, of Caribou, who received the 2018 Aroostook County Good Scout Award.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 1175)

 

 

            (5-6)  Charlie Eshbach, of Falmouth, who is retiring as president of the Portland Sea Dogs minor league baseball franchise after 25 years with the Portland Sea Dogs and 45 years in Minor League Baseball.  Mr. Eshbach was the team's first employee and has been its only president.  In 1978, as well as in 1994 and 2002, he was named the Eastern League Executive of the Year; in 2013, he was named "King of Baseball," Minor League Baseball's highest honor; and this year he was inducted into the Portland Sea Dog's Hall of Fame.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 1176)

 

 

            (5-7)  the Honorable Ronald Collins and Linda Collins, of Wells, who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary.  Senator and Mrs. Collins were married at Christ Church in Kennebunk on September 28, 1968.  Senator Collins served in the Maine House of Representatives from 1999 to 2006 and has served in the Maine Senate since 2011.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 1177)

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-8)  Arnold Clark, of Calais, a longtime teacher and high school basketball coach with more than 400 victories.  Mr. Clark was a math and language arts teacher at Calais Elementary School for more than 40 years.  He coached varsity basketball at Calais High School and Woodland High School for 32 years.  As a young man, he was a standout basketball player at the University of Maine at Machias, and he was inducted into the university's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017.  Mr. Clark will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, friends, students and players and all those whose lives he touched;

 

(SLS 1169)

 

 

            (5-9)  the Honorable John T. Buck, of Boothbay Harbor, a veteran, teacher, shopkeeper and legislator.  Mr. Buck served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.  He taught business and accounting at Mt. Ararat High School and later owned and operated Handy Andy's convenience store in Yarmouth.  In his retirement, he worked for Lewiston Variety.  He served in the Maine State Legislature from 1995 to 2002, representing Yarmouth, and was known for his entertaining floor speeches.  He was a member of the American Legion Post in Boothbay, as well as of the Masonic Lodge.  Mr. Buck will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends and all those whose lives he touched;

 

(SLS 1170)

 

 

            (5-10)  Thomas Eastler, of Farmington.  Dr. Eastler worked 41 years as a geology professor at the University of Maine at Farmington.  He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and both Desert Storm and Desert Shield, retiring with the rank of colonel after 30 years and 30 days of service, with most of his service in the Active Reserve.  He privately consulted for the Department of Defense for several decades, sat on 3 state boards and served the Town of Farmington for over 40 years, the most recent 29 years on the Planning Board.  He received the Legion of Merit and was a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.  Dr. Eastler will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, friends, colleagues and students;

 

(SLS 1172)

 

 

            (5-11)  Matiana Gamez Glass, of Farmington.  Mrs. Glass taught and advocated for children with special needs from 1977 until 2003, working in School Administrative District 36, including Livermore and Livermore Falls, and by her retirement had served as Director of Special Education.  For nearly 25 years, she served as an active board member of the Farmington Public Library, and she was a member of the Mount Blue Garden Club and a longtime member of the Jewish Union of Franklin County.  She also was a member of a local ukulele group, the Merry Plinksters, and a local singing group, the Sing-Alongs.  Mrs. Glass will be long remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 53 years, Raymond, and by her family and friends;

 

(SLS 1173)

 

 

 

 

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