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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

62nd Legislative Day

Friday, June 23, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Honorable Christopher W. Babbidge, Kennebunk.

 

            National Anthem by Sammie Angel, Dixfield.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 592)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that, notwithstanding Joint Rule 353, the Task Force on Health Care Coverage for All of Maine, referred to in this order as "the task force," is established as follows.

 

            1.  Purpose.  It is the intent of the Legislature to ensure that all residents of the State have access to and coverage for affordable, quality health care.  It is the intent of the Legislature to study the design and implementation of options for a health care plan that provides coverage for all residents of the State; and be it further

 

            2.  Appointments; composition.  The task force consists of members appointed as follows:

 

      A.  Four members of the Senate, appointed by the President of the Senate, including 2 members of the party holding the largest number of seats in the Senate and 2 members of the party holding the 2nd largest number of seats in the Senate, of whom at least one member is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial Services and at least one member is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services;

 

      B.  Four members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, including 2 members of the party holding the largest number of seats in the House of Representatives and 2 members of the party holding the 2nd largest number of seats in the House of Representatives, of whom at least 3 members are members of the Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial Services or the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services;

 

      C.  One member representing the interests of hospitals, appointed by the President of the Senate;

 

      D.  One member representing the interests of health care providers, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

 

      E.  Two members representing the interests of health insurance carriers, one appointed by the President of the Senate and one appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

 

      F.  Two members representing the interests of consumers, one appointed by the President of the Senate and one appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

 

      G.  One member representing the interests of employers with fewer than 50 employees, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and

 

      H.  One member representing the interests of the employers with 50 or more employees, appointed by the President of the Senate.

 

            The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall invite to participate as members of the task force the Commissioner of Health and Human Services or the commissioner's designee and the Superintendent of Insurance or the superintendent's designee.

 

            3.  Chairs.  The first‑named Senator is the Senate chair of the task force, and the first-named member of the House of Representatives is the House chair of the task force.  Notwithstanding Joint Rule 353, the chairs may appoint, as nonvoting members, individuals with expertise in health care policy, health care financing or health care delivery.  Any additional members appointed pursuant to this section are not entitled to compensation or reimbursement under section 6.

 

            4.  Appointments; convening.  All appointments must be made no later than 15 days following passage of this order.  The appointing authorities shall notify the Executive Director of the Legislative Council once all appointments have been made.  When the appointment of all members has been completed, the chairs of the task force shall call and convene the first meeting of the task force.  If 15 days or more after the passage of this order a majority of but not all appointments have been made, the chairs may request authority and the Legislative Council may grant authority for the task force to meet and conduct its business.

 

            5.  Duties; design options.  The task force shall propose at least 3 design options, including implementation plans, for creating a system of health care that ensures all residents of the State have access to and coverage for affordable, quality health care.  The design options must meet the principles and goals outlined in this order.  The proposals designed under this order must contain the analysis and recommendations as provided for in this section.

 

            A.  The proposal must include the following design options:

 

      (1)  A design for a government‑administered and publicly financed universal payer health benefits system that is decoupled from employment, that prohibits insurance coverage for the health services provided by the system and that allows for private insurance coverage of only supplemental health services;

 

      (2)  A design for a universal health benefits system with integrated delivery of health care and integrated payment systems for all individuals that is centrally administered by State Government or an entity under contract with State Government; and

 

      (3)  A design for a public health benefits option administered by State Government or an entity under contract with State Government that allows individuals to choose between the public option and private insurance coverage and allows for fair and robust competition among public and private plans.

 

            Additional options may be designed by the task force, taking into consideration the parameters described in this section.

 

            Each design option must include sufficient detail to allow the task force to report back to the Legislature to enable the Legislature to consider the adoption of one design and to determine an implementation plan for that design during the First Regular Session of the 129th Legislature, including the submission of any necessary waivers pursuant to federal law.

 

            B.  In creating the design options under paragraph A, the task force shall review and consider the following fundamental elements:

 

      (1)  The findings and reports from previous studies of health care reform in the State, including the December 2002 document titled "Feasibility of a Single‑Payer Health Care Model for the State of Maine" produced by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., and studies and reports provided to the Legislature;

 

      (2)  The State's current health care reform efforts;

 

      (3)  The health care reform efforts in other states, including any efforts in other states to develop state innovation waivers for universal health coverage plans as an alternative to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act;

 

      (4)  The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or any other successor federal legislation; the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended; and the Medicare program, the Medicaid program and the State Children's Health Insurance Program under Titles XVIII, XIX and XXI, respectively, of the federal Social Security Act; and

 

      (5)  The health care systems adopted in other countries.

 

            C.  Each design option under paragraph A must maximize federal funds to support the system and must be composed of the following components:

 

      (1)  A payment system for health services that includes one or more packages of health services providing for the integration of physical and mental health services; budgets, payment methods and a process for determining payment amounts; and mechanisms for cost reduction and cost containment;

 

      (2)  Coordinated regional delivery systems;

 

      (3)  Health system planning and regulation and public health;

 

      (4)  Financing and estimated costs, including federal financing.  Each design option must provide:

 

            (a)  An estimate of the total costs of the design option, including any additional costs for providing access to and coverage for health services to the uninsured and underinsured, any estimated costs necessary to build a new system and any estimated savings from implementing a single system;

 

            (b)  Financing proposals for sustainable revenue, including by maximization of federal revenues or by reductions from existing health care programs, services, state agencies or other sources necessary for funding the cost of the new system;

 

            (c)  A proposal to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to waive provisions of Titles XVIII, XIX and XXI of the federal Social Security Act, if necessary, to align the federal programs with the proposals contained within the design option in order to maximize federal funds or to promote the simplification of administration, cost containment or promotion of health care reform initiatives; and

 

            (d)  A proposal to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to waive provisions of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, if necessary, to implement the proposals contained within the design option in order to maximize federal funds;

 

      (5)  A method to address compliance of the proposed design option with federal law.  Unless specifically authorized by federal law, the proposed design option must provide coverage supplemental to coverage available under the Medicare program of the federal Social Security Act, Title XVIII and the federal TRICARE program, 10 United States Code, Chapter 55;

 

      (6)  A benefit package or packages of health services that meet the requirements of state and federal law and provide for the integration of physical and mental health care, including access to and coverage for primary care, preventive care and wellness services; specialty care; chronic care and chronic disease management; acute episodic care; palliative and end‑of‑life care; hospital services; prescription drugs and durable medical equipment; maternity, newborn and pediatric care; laboratory services; mental health and substance use disorder services; and dental, vision and health care;

 

      (7)  A method for administering payment for health services, which may include administration by a government agency, under an open bidding process soliciting bids from insurance carriers or 3rd‑party administrators, through a private nonprofit insurer or 3rd‑party administrator, through private insurers or from a combination of methods;

 

      (8)  Enrollment processes;

 

      (9)  Integration of pharmacy best practices and cost control programs and other mechanisms to promote evidence‑based prescribing, clinical efficacy and cost containment, such as a single statewide preferred drug list, prescriber education and utilization reviews;

 

      (10)  Appeals processes for decisions made by entities or agencies administering coverage for health services;

 

      (11)  Integration of the workers' compensation system;

 

      (12)  A recommendation for budgets and payment methods and a process for determining payment amounts.  Payment methods for mental health services must be consistent with mental health parity.  The design option must consider:

 

            (a)  Recommending a global health care budget when it is appropriate to ensure cost containment by a health care facility, a health care provider, a group of health care professionals or any combination of these entities.  Any recommendation must include a process for developing a global health care budget, including circumstances under which an entity may seek an amendment of its budget;

 

            (b)  Payment methods to be used for each health care sector that are aligned with the goals of this section and provide for cost containment, provision of high‑quality, evidence‑based health services in a coordinated setting, patient self‑management and healthy lifestyles; and

 

            (c)  What process or processes are appropriate for determining payment amounts with the intent to ensure reasonable payments to health care professionals and providers and to eliminate the shift of costs between the payers of health services by ensuring that the amount paid to health care professionals and providers is sufficient.  Payment amounts must be sufficient to provide reasonable access to health services, provide uniform payments to health care professionals and assist in creating financial stability for health care professionals.  Payment amounts for mental health services must be consistent with mental health parity;

 

      (13)  Mechanisms for cost reduction and cost containment and for oversight to ensure accountability and transparency of all financial transactions;

 

      (14)  A regional health system that ensures that the delivery of health services to the residents of the State is coordinated in order to improve health outcomes, improve the efficiency of the health system and improve patients' experiences of health services; and

 

      (15)  An overall approach to funding that is broadly based to ensure financial stability.

 

            D.  The proposal must include a method to address compliance of the proposed design options under paragraph A with federal law, if necessary, including the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or any other successor federal legislation; the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended; and Titles XVIII, XIX and XXI of the federal Social Security Act.

 

            E.  The proposal must include an analysis of:

 

      (1)  The impact of each design option on the State's current private and public insurance system;

 

      (2)  The expected net fiscal impact of each design option;

 

      (3)  The impact of each design option on the State's economy;

 

      (4)  The benefits and drawbacks of alternative timing for the implementation of each design option, including the sequence and rationale for the phasing in of the major components; and

 

      (5)  The benefits and drawbacks of each design option and of not changing the current system.

 

            6.  Compensation.  The legislative members of the task force are entitled to receive the legislative per diem, as defined in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 2, and reimbursement for travel and other necessary expenses related to their attendance at authorized meetings of the task force.  Public members not otherwise compensated by their employers or other entities that they represent are entitled to receive reimbursement of necessary expenses and, upon a demonstration of financial hardship, a per diem equal to the legislative per diem for their attendance at authorized meetings of the task force.

 

            7.  Quorum.  A quorum is a majority of the voting members of the task force, including those members invited to participate who have accepted the invitation to participate.

 

            8.  Staffing.  The Legislative Council shall provide staff support for the task force.  To the extent needed when the Legislature is in session, the Legislative Council may contract for such staff support if sufficient funding is available.

 

            9.  Consultants; additional staff assistance.  The task force may solicit the services of one or more outside consultants to assist the task force to the extent resources are available.  Upon request, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance and the University of Maine System shall provide any additional staffing assistance to the task force to ensure the task force and its consultant or consultants have the information necessary to create the design options required by this order.

 

            10.  Reports.  The task force may submit an initial report, including suggested legislation, prior to January 1, 2018.  No later than November 1, 2018, the task force shall submit a final report that includes its findings and recommendations, including suggested legislation, for introduction to the First Regular Session of the 129th Legislature.

 

            11.  Additional funding; sources.  The task force may apply for and receive funds, grants or contracts from public and private sources to support its activities.  No General Fund appropriations may be used to support its activities.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Female Genital Mutilation"

(H.P. 525)  (L.D. 745)

 

            House INSISTED on its former action whereby the Report "B" (3) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY was READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "B" (H-484) in the House on June 21, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with Report "A" (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-483) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "B" (S-298) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Privatization of State Correctional Facilities and the State's Forensic Hospitals"

(H.P. 893)  (L.D. 1296)

 

            Majority (8) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-486) in the House on June 13, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Reports READ and the Bill and accompanying papers COMMITTED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act Regarding Possession of a Firearm on School Property"

(S.P. 327)  (L.D. 988)

 

            Reports READ and the Bill and accompanying papers COMMITTED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS in the House on June 22, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Reports were READ and the Bill and accompanying papers COMMITTED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Provide an Exemption from Road Association Payments for Landowners Whose Primary Access Is Not over the Road"

(H.P. 381)  (L.D. 537)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY READ and ACCEPTED in the House on June 22, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority (6) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-531) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 547)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

June 21, 2017

 

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 Environment and Natural Resources, Eric P. Ward of Greenville Jct. for appointment to the Outdoor Heritage Fund Board.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 40)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Kevin J. Battle of South Portland be excused June 16 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Henry John Bear of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians be excused June 14, 15 and 16 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Russell J. Black of Wilton be excused June 9 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 Addison Volunteer Fire Department, of Addison, which earned the Safety and Health Award for Public Employers certification from the Maine Department of Labor.  This certification, also known as SHAPE, recognizes public sector organizations that voluntarily undertake a rigorous safety achievement program for their workplace.  We congratulate the Addison Volunteer Fire Department on its receiving this certification;

 

(SLS 505)

 

 

            (5-2)  Rainbow Toys, of Falmouth, owned by Juliette and Karl Steinbach, which is celebrating its 25th Anniversary.  We extend to everyone at Rainbow Toys our congratulations on this anniversary and offer them our best wishes;

 

(SLS 506)

 

 

            (5-3)  the Yarmouth High School Baseball Team, of Yarmouth, which won the Class B State Championship.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 507)

 

 

            (5-4)  Myron Hager, of Falmouth, who celebrated his 100th Birthday on May 26, 2017.  We extend to Mr. Hager our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 508)

 

 

            (5-5)  Tyler Sprowl, of Beals Island, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Jonesport-Beals High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Tyler on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 510)

 

 

            (5-6)  Doyle T. Bailey, of Northport, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 27, 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.  For his Eagle Scout project, Doyle improved the garden and landscaping at Spectrum Generations in Belfast.  We extend our congratulations to Doyle on this achievement;

 

(SLS 511)

 

 

            (5-7)  Garrett Maverick Haslett, of Oxford, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 130, 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.  For his Eagle Scout project, Garrett planned and built additional shelving for the Paris Public Library in South Paris, allowing the library to safely shelve digital items.  We extend our congratulations to Garrett on this achievement;

 

(SLS 512)

 

 

            (5-8)  the Old Town High School Softball Team, of Old Town, which won the 2017 Class B State Championship.  This is the team's second straight state championship.  Members of the team include players Jasmine Smith, Olivia Westura, Corinne Saucier, McKenna Smith, Morgan Love, Jayden Cain, Olivia Albert, Taylor Hanson, Hannah Sibley, Lauren Gasaway, Natalie St. Louis, Emily Ketch, Teagan Blackie, Jennessa Brown and Mikaela Kenny; manager Brittney King; and coaches Jenn Plourde, Jeff Hayward, Rachel Martin, Mike Martin and Adam Bouchard.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 513)

 

 

            (5-9)  the Greely High School Girls Tennis Team, of Cumberland, which won the Class B State Championship.  This is the team's third state title in four years.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 514)

 

 

            (5-10)  the Falmouth High School Boys Tennis Team, of Falmouth, which won the Class A State Championship.  This is the team's third state title in four years.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 515)

 

 

            (5-11)  the Falmouth High School Girls Tennis Team, of Falmouth, which won the Class A State Championship.  This is the team's tenth overall consecutive state title.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 516)

 

 

            (5-12)  John Duross, of Saco, who has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the York County Chiefs' Association for his outstanding commitment, service and dedication to York County firefighters and EMS responders.  We extend to Mr. Duross our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 517)

 

 

            (5-13)  Jay LaJoie, of Van Buren, who has been named the 2017 Young Farmer of the Year by the Maine Potato Board.  Mr. LaJoie is a co-owner and the farm business manager of LaJoie Growers, LLC, which he and his family formed in 2007.  We extend to Mr. LaJoie our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 518)

 

 

            (5-14)  the late Frederic Browne, of Richmond, who has posthumously received a Spirit of America Foundation Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the foundation presents awards to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service;

 

(HLS 598)

Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

Cosponsored by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc, Representative PIERCE of Dresden.

 

 

            (5-15)  the Kennebunk High School Girls Lacrosse Team, of Kennebunk, which won the 2017 Class B State Championship, successfully defending their conference and state titles.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 599)

Presented by Representative BABBIDGE of Kennebunk.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York, Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York, Representative SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, Representative PARRY of Arundel.

 

 

            (5-16)  Michael J. Poulin, of Winslow, on his retirement after 37 years of service with the State's Department of Audit.  Mr. Poulin started as a staff auditor and rose to the position of Director of Audit and Administration.  He was instrumental in transitioning the department from conducting agency audits to performing the single audit for the State.  He has been a mentor and advisor to many individuals who started at the department and went on to responsible positions throughout the State.  We extend to Mr. Poulin our appreciation for his long service to the State and people of Maine and offer him our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 600)

Presented by Representative NADEAU of Winslow.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-17)  Bruce Myrick, of Sabbattus.  Mr. Myrick worked as a delivery truck driver for Pepsi-Cola and for Fox and Ginn.  He later started his own business, Maine Cycle Salvage, with his son John.  Mr. Myrick also established Cycle Mart and Maine Cycle and Skier's Edge ski shop with his son Jim.  Mr. Myrick mentored local youth, helping them develop life skills and a good work ethic, including the State's current governor, the Honorable Paul LePage.  Mr. Myrick will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends and all those whose lives he touched;

 

(SLS 509)

 

 

            (5-18)  Grant A. Jones, of Norway.  Mr. Jones started working in the family business at C.N. Brown and later worked as manager at Ripley & Fletcher Company.  Mr. Jones will be long remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 36 years, Lisa, and by his family and friends;

 

(HLS 601)

Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford, Representative DILLINGHAM of Oxford, Representative HERRICK of Paris.

 

 

            (5-19)  Vaughn Pierce, of Weeks Mills, a veteran of the United States Navy.  After graduating from Erskine Academy in 1940, Mr. Pierce joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and built roads and fought forest fires in New Hampshire and Vermont.  During the Second World War, he served in the Navy as a 3rd Class Gunners Mate and as a Military Policeman.  After his service, he worked at Bath Iron Works as a welder before working for the State as a mechanic.  He helped his father maintain the Weeks Mills Water District, helped start the Weeks Mills Volunteer Fire Department and the Weeks Mills Little League team, which he coached, and worked to preserve the Weeks Mills School House.  He was a charter member of the American Legion Post #179 as well as the Dirigo Masonic Lodge #104.  Mr. Pierce will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

 

(HLS 602)

Presented by Representative PIERCE of Dresden.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Representative THERIAULT of China.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Seven Members of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY report in Report "A" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-265) on Bill "An Act To Protect Law Enforcement Officers by Creating the Crime of Aggravated Assault on an Officer"

(S.P. 329)  (L.D. 990)

 

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    COREY of Windham
                                    GERRISH of Lebanon
                                    GROHMAN of Biddeford
                                    HERRICK of Paris
                                    MAREAN of Hollis

            Four Members of the same Committee report in Report "B" Ought Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

 

            Representatives:
                                    WARREN of Hallowell
                                    LONGSTAFF of Waterville
                                    RECKITT of South Portland
                                    TALBOT ROSS of Portland

            Two Members of the same Committee report in Report "C" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-266) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

            Representative:
                                    NADEAU of Winslow

 

            Comes from the Senate with Report "A" OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-265).

 

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            (6-2)  Eight Members of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES report in Report "A" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-146) on Bill "An Act To Reduce Youth Access to Tobacco Products"

(S.P. 391)  (L.D. 1170)

 

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    HYMANSON of York
                                    CHACE of Durham
                                    DENNO of Cumberland
                                    HAMANN of South Portland
                                    HEAD of Bethel
                                    MADIGAN of Waterville
                                    PARKER of South Berwick

            Four Members of the same Committee report in Report "B" Ought Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea

            One Member of the same Committee reports in Report "C" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-147) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

 

            Representative:
                                    PERRY of Calais

 

            Comes from the Senate with Report "A" OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-146) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "B" (S-306) thereto.

 

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ENACTORS

 

Constitutional Amendment

 

            (10-1)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Authorizing the Legislature, or Electors through Direct Initiative, To Enact Legislation To Determine the Winner of Elections for the Offices of State Senator, State Representative and Governor

(S.P. 577)  (L.D. 1624)
(C. "A" S-300)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  This being a Constitutional Amendment, a two-thirds vote of the House necessary.

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Conform State Law to Federal Law While Promoting Safe Working Environments for Minors

(S.P. 548)  (L.D. 1564)
(C. "A" S-251; S. "A" S-279)

 

 

            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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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

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

 

 

1.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing the DaPonte String Quartet, of Damariscotta

(HLS 357)

 

TABLED - May 11, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         Bill "An Act To Protect the Integrity of Maine Elections by Requiring Photographic Identification for the Purpose of Voting"

(H.P. 1122)  (L.D. 1627)

 

(Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested)

TABLED - June 1, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Report "A" (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-401) - Report "B" (5) Ought Not to Pass - Report "C" (1) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-402) - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Reduce Child Poverty by Leveraging Investments in Families Today"

(H.P. 1014)  (L.D. 1475)

 

TABLED - June 5, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF ANY REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         Bill "An Act To Repeal the Law Permitting Advance Deposit Wagering"

(S.P. 581)  (L.D. 1631)

 

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS.

TABLED - June 5, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - REFERENCE IN CONCURRENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-428) - Minority (6) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT on Bill "An Act Regarding the Maine Length of Service Award Program Board of Trustees"

(H.P. 866)  (L.D. 1243)

 

TABLED - June 7, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

PENDING - Motion of same Representative to ACCEPT the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-220) - Minority (4) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY on Bill "An Act To Increase the Penalty for Aggravated Sex Trafficking"

(H.P. 183)  (L.D. 250)

 

TABLED - June 7, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - Motion of Representative WARREN of Hallowell to ACCEPT the Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report. (Roll Call Ordered)

 

 

 

 

 

7.         HOUSE REPORT - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-443) - Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Process for a Single Municipality To Withdraw from a Regional School Unit"

(H.P. 930)  (L.D. 1336)

 

TABLED - June 8, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         Bill "An Act To Promote Workforce Participation" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 344)  (L.D. 481)

 

- In House, Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-326) on June 7, 2017.

- In Senate, Minority (6) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "B" (H-327) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

TABLED - June 12, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         An Act To Clarify the Authority of an Affiliate of a Utility To Own Power Generation outside of the Utility's Territory

(H.P. 536)  (L.D. 756)
(S. "A" S-220 to C. "A" H-314)

 

TABLED - June 13, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, Highway Fund and Other Funds, and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2018 and June 30, 2019 (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 995)  (L.D. 1440)
(C. "A" H-504)

 

TABLED - June 16, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       Bill "An Act To Allow a Wrongful Death Cause of Action for the Death of a Viable Fetus"

(H.P. 241)  (L.D. 327)

 

- In House, Majority (8) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY READ and ACCEPTED on June 9, 2017.

- In Senate, Minority (5) OUGHT TO PASS Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

TABLED - June 21, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

12.       Bill "An Act Regarding Mental Health Care for Maine Veterans"

(H.P. 853)  (L.D. 1231)
(C. "A" H-407)

 

- In Senate, PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-407).

TABLED - June 21, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED.

 

 

 

 

 

13.       Bill "An Act Regarding Solar Power for Farms and Businesses"

(S.P. 529)  (L.D. 1504)

 

- In Senate, PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-276) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-293) thereto.

TABLED - June 21, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - ADOPTION OF SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-293) to COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-276).

 

 

 

 

 

14.       Bill "An Act To Protect the Health and Safety of First Responders"

(H.P. 1036)  (L.D. 1512)

 

- In House, House INSISTED on its former action whereby the Report "C" (2) OUGHT NOT TO PASS of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY was READ and ACCEPTED on June 20, 2017.

- In Senate, Report "B" (3) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "B" (H-512) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

TABLED - June 22, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

15.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-536) - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Reform Welfare for Increased Security and Employment"

(H.P. 1115)  (L.D. 1620)

 

TABLED - June 22, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

16.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (11) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-532) - Minority (2) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act Regarding Driver's License Suspensions for Nondriving-related Violations"

(H.P. 827)  (L.D. 1190)

 

TABLED - June 22, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative MOONEN of Portland.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

17.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Report "A" (8) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-533) - Report "B" (3) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-534) - Report "C" (2) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "C" (H-535) - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Working Group To Study Background Checks for Child Care Facilities and Providers"

(H.P. 207)  (L.D. 274)

 

TABLED - June 22, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF ANY REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

18.       An Act To Create Veteran-friendly Workplaces

(H.P. 996)  (L.D. 1441)
(C. "A" H-369)

 

TABLED - June 22, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - RECONSIDERATION (Returned by the Governor without his approval).

 

 

 

 

 

19.       An Act To Amend the Marijuana Legalization Act Regarding Retail Marijuana Testing Facilities (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1132)  (L.D. 1641)

 

TABLED - June 22, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Friday, June 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Provide Funding to the Loring Development Authority of Maine for Implementation Grants" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1134)  (L.D. 1643)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: JOHANSEN of Monticello, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, MARTIN of Sinclair, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, McELWEE of Caribou, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, WHITE of Washburn, Senator: CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

            Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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

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

Friday, June 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-153) on Bill "An Act Regarding Generic Drug Pricing"

(S.P. 432)  (L.D. 1280)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BELLOWS of Kennebec
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    FECTEAU of Biddeford
                                    BATES of Westbrook
                                    DUNPHY of Old Town
                                    HANDY of Lewiston
                                    LOCKMAN of Amherst
                                    MASTRACCIO of Sanford
                                    STETKIS of Canaan
                                    SYLVESTER of Portland
                                    VACHON of Scarborough

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    VOLK of Cumberland

            Representative:
                                    AUSTIN of Gray

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-153) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENTS "B" (S-297) AND "D" (S-309) thereto.

 

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

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

Friday, June 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-171) on Bill "An Act To Establish the Maine Buy America and Build Maine Act"

(S.P. 311)  (L.D. 956)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DESCHAMBAULT of York

            Representatives:
                                    MARTIN of Sinclair
                                    BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland
                                    BRYANT of Windham
                                    HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach
                                    MADIGAN of Rumford
                                    SPEAR of South Thomaston

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-172) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis
                                    KEIM of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    HARRINGTON of Sanford
                                    ORDWAY of Standish
                                    PICKETT of Dixfield

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-171) AND SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-291).

 

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

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

Friday, June 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

ENACTORS

 

 

Acts

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Improve Care Provided to Forensic Patients

(H.P. 120)  (L.D. 162)
(C. "A" H-482)

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Provide Traffic Safety Education in Schools

(H.P. 793)  (L.D. 1130)
(H. "A" H-537 to C. "A" H-469)

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Promote Major Business Headquarters Expansions in Maine, Promote the Commercialization of Research and Development in Maine and Create Jobs

(S.P. 591)  (L.D. 1639)
(C. "A" S-294)

 

 

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

 

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

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

Friday, June 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 597)

 

 

Ordered the House concurring, that when the Senate and House adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10:00 in the morning.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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

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

Friday, June 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 6

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass on Bill "An Act To Clarify Licensing Provisions for the Manufacture and Sale of Liquor" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1133)  (L.D. 1642)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    LUCHINI of Ellsworth
                                    CASÁS of Rockport
                                    FARRIN of Norridgewock
                                    HANINGTON of Lincoln
                                    HICKMAN of Winthrop
                                    LONGSTAFF of Waterville
                                    MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor
                                    WHITE of Washburn

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-546) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    DILLINGHAM of Oxford

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

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

Friday, June 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 7

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 280)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

June 23, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Pursuant to my authority under House Rule 201.1 (H), I appoint Representative Erin D. Herbig of Belfast to serve as Speaker Pro Tem to convene the House for the afternoon session on June 23, 2017.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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