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House Calendar
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

3rd Legislative Day

Thursday, January 5, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Jane MacIntyre, South Parish Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Augusta.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Maggie Bordeau, D.O., Biddeford.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Allow Conveyance of Land Previously Conveyed by the State to the Town of Bridgton"

(H.P. 8)  (L.D. 7)

 

Sponsored by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford.

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Protect Maine's Forest Rangers"

(H.P. 9)  (L.D. 8)

 

Sponsored by Representative TUELL of East Machias.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, COREY of Windham, FOLEY of Wells, HANINGTON of Lincoln, JOHANSEN of Monticello, NADEAU of Winslow, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, PICKETT of Dixfield.

 

            Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Creation of a Firearms Owner Registry"

(H.P. 10)  (L.D. 9)

 

Sponsored by Representative COREY of Windham.

Cosponsored by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, ESPLING of New Gloucester, HERRICK of Paris, MARTIN of Sinclair, PIERCE of Dresden, STANLEY of Medway, Senators: COLLINS of York, CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

            Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Build Greater Accountability into the General Assistance Program by Increasing the Penalty for Falsely Representing Information on an Application for General Assistance"

(H.P. 11)  (L.D. 10)

 

Sponsored by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, BICKFORD of Auburn, BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, FOLEY of Wells, REED of Carmel, STETKIS of Canaan, TUELL of East Machias, WINSOR of Norway.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-5)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Establish the Right To Hunt and Fish

(H.P. 12)  (L.D. 11)

 

Sponsored by Representative WOOD of Greene.

Cosponsored by Representative WARD of Dedham, Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: DUNPHY of Old Town, FARRIN of Norridgewock, GROHMAN of Biddeford, HARVELL of Farmington, MARTIN of Sinclair, O'CONNOR of Berwick, PIERCE of Dresden, SIMMONS of Waldoboro.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Incorporate Protections for Living Donors into Maine Law"

(H.P. 13)  (L.D. 12)

 

Sponsored by Representative NADEAU of Winslow.

Cosponsored by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland and Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, HICKMAN of Winthrop, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, SCHNECK of Bangor, TUELL of East Machias, Senators: CHIPMAN of Cumberland, COLLINS of York, DION of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Require Certain Licensing Boards To Report Cases of Sexual Abuse of a Patient or Client by a Licensee to a Law Enforcement Agency or the Department of Health and Human Services"

(H.P. 14)  (L.D. 13)

 

Sponsored by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representative: HANLEY of Pittston, Senator: DIAMOND of Cumberland.

 

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

 

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            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Extend the Legal Hours for Harvesting Lobster"

(H.P. 15)  (L.D. 14)

 

Sponsored by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle.

 

            Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-9)  Bill "An Act Concerning the Property Tax Levy Limit"

(H.P. 16)  (L.D. 15)

 

Sponsored by Representative HANLEY of Pittston.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, JOHANSEN of Monticello, ORDWAY of Standish, PIERCE of Dresden, WALLACE of Dexter.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Exempt Certain Individuals Who Are 70 Years of Age or Older from Maine Income Tax"

(H.P. 17)  (L.D. 16)

 

Sponsored by Representative FOLEY of Wells.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, MAREAN of Hollis, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, STEWART of Presque Isle, TUELL of East Machias, VACHON of Scarborough, WHITE of Washburn.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake, the following House Order:  (H.O. 12)

 

            ORDERED, that the House Rules be amended by amending House Rule 525 to read:

 

Rule 525. Penobscot Nation, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and Passamaquoddy Tribe. The member of the Penobscot Nation, the member of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and the member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe elected or appointed to represent their people at the biennial session of the Legislature must be granted seats on the floor of the House of Representatives; be granted, by consent of the Speaker, the privilege of speaking on pending legislation; must be appointed to sit with joint standing committees as nonvoting members during the committees' deliberations; and be granted such other rights and privileges as may from time to time be voted by the House of Representatives. In reports from committees on which a tribal member serves, the position of the member must be noted and included. The names of the member of the Penobscot Nation, the member of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and the member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe elected or appointed to represent their people at the biennial session of the Legislature must be included on the roll call board for purposes of electronically recording their attendance only.

 

 

            Committee on HOUSE RULES suggested.

 

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            (4-2)  On motion of Representative PIERCE of Dresden, the following House Order:  (H.O. 10)

 

            ORDERED, that the House Rules be amended by amending House Rule 511 to read:

 

Rule 511.  Motion to reconsider. When a motion has been made and carried in the affirmative or negative, it is in order for any member who voted with the prevailing side, or in the negative on a tie vote, to move to reconsider on the same or succeeding day.  A vote of 2/3 of the members present is necessary to reconsider a motion.  A motion to reconsider may not be tabled unassigned.  A motion to reconsider is not in order more than once on the same question.  When a member moves or gives notice of the member's intention to move a reconsideration of any vote, the papers to which the motion relates must remain in possession of the Clerk until the question of reconsideration has been decided, or the right to move such a question is lost. Notwithstanding the provisions of this rule, any member may move for reconsideration of a committee reference on the floor. A, and a majority vote is necessary to overturn the original committee of reference.

 

 

            Committee on HOUSE RULES suggested.

 

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            (4-3)  On motion of Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester, the following House Order:  (H.O. 11)

 

            ORDERED, that the House Rules be amended by amending House Rule 109 to read:

 

Rule 109. Use of personal electronic communication devices.  During all sessions of the House, a member shall restrict that member's use of all personal electronic communication devices to personal business and business of the House and shall in such use exercise high standards of discretion, conduct and decorum.  A member may take a photograph or record or transmit video with a personal electronic communication device during a session of the House if such taking, recording or transmitting does not cause a distraction or impede the business of the House.  A member may not take a photograph or record or transmit video with a personal electronic communication device during a joint convention.

 

 

            Committee on HOUSE RULES suggested.

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Mildred Marston, of Fort Kent, who will be celebrating her 100th Birthday on December 30, 2016.  Mrs. Marston and her late husband, Robert, were married for 65 years and raised 4 children.  She has given many volunteer hours to local organizations.  We congratulate Mrs. Marston on this occasion and send her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 1)

 

 

            (5-2)  Michael Michaud, of Frenchville, Chief of the Frenchville Fire Department, who is retiring after more than 31 years of service with the department.  Chief Michaud has served as chief for 14 years.  We extend to him our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 2)

 

 

            (5-3)  Suzanne Patenaude, of Sidney, who is retiring after 28 years of service with Preti Flaherty.  We extend to Ms. Patenaude our congratulations on her retirement and offer her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 3)

 

 

            (5-4)  Wayne Tuell, of East Machias, who is retiring after working for 27 years at the University of Maine at Machias.  Mr. Tuell worked nights and weekends during much of that time, serving as custodian and snow plow operator, as well as operating a custom sawmill business in his spare time.  We congratulate Mr. Tuell on his retirement and send him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 4)

 

 

            (5-5)  Kathryn Hopkins, of Norridgewock, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator, who has received the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the North American Maple Syrup Council.  The award is presented to research professionals or maple research alliance partners for their contributions to the North American maple syrup industry and for their exhibited excellence in the field of research or extension education.  Ms. Hopkins is co-creator of the International Maple Syrup Institute Maple Grading School.  We congratulate her on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 5)

 

 

            (5-6)  Deb Mooney, of Peru, who was inducted into the Maine Field Hockey Association's Hall of Fame.  Ms. Mooney played field hockey for 4 years at Dirigo High School and 3 years at the University of Southern Maine.  She then served as a game official for many years.  We congratulate Ms. Mooney on her receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 6)

 

 

            (5-7)  Harold Souther, of Livermore Falls, a cooperative weather observer for the National Weather Service, who was presented with the service's Dick Hagemeyer Award for his 45 years of accurate and consistent weather observations.  We extend to Mr. Souther our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 7)

 

 

            (5-8)  Susan Myers, of Waterville, who is retiring after 31 years of service as a Forest Ranger with the Maine Forest Service.  We congratulate her on this occasion and send her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 8)

 

 

            (5-9)  Pam Whalen-Roy, of York, who was given the Henry R. Scipione Award by the York Education Foundation for her efforts to promote and advance excellence in education for students in the York Public Schools.  We extend to Ms. Whalen-Roy our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 9)

 

 

            (5-10)  the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce, of Ogunquit, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in November 2016.  We extend to everyone involved with the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 10)

 

 

            (5-11)  Richard Perkins, of Ogunquit, who was named the Outstanding Citizen for 2016 by the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Mr. Perkins our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 11)

 

 

            (5-12)  Governor's Restaurant and Bakery, of Presque Isle, which has been named the 2016 Business of the Year by the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce.  We send Governor's Restaurant and Bakery our congratulations for this award;

 

(SLS 12)

 

 

            (5-13)  Deborah Gray, of Presque Isle, who has been named the 2016 Citizen of the Year by the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce.  We congratulate Ms. Gray on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 13)

 

 

            (5-14)  Richard Hallett, of Mars Hill, who has been awarded the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce.  We congratulate Mr. Hallett on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 14)

 

 

            (5-15)  David Badger, of Lake View Plantation, who is retiring from the Board of Assessors.  Mr. Badger served on the board from 1991 to 2016, including as chair from 2004 to 2016, and he also served as Tax Assessor.  We extend to Mr. Badger our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 15)

 

 

            (5-16)  Arnold Hill, of Warren, on the occasion of his 80th Birthday, January 8, 2017.  We extend to him our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 6)

Presented by Representative SUTTON of Warren.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

 

            (5-17)  Logan Thompson, of Lincoln, a junior at Mattanawcook Academy, who has been named the Maine Sunday Telegram Boys' Golfer of the Year.  We extend to Logan our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 7)

Presented by Representative HANINGTON of Lincoln.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-18)  UniTel, of Unity, which was awarded a 2016 Smart Rural Community Award by the NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association.  We extend to everyone at UniTel our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 8)

Presented by Representative KINNEY of Knox.

Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo.

 

 

            (5-19)  Muriel R. Mulkern, of Windham, who celebrated her 100th Birthday on January 7, 2016.  We extend to Ms. Mulkern our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 9)

Presented by Representative COREY of Windham.

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

 

 

            (5-20)  William Frank, of Sanford, who is retiring from his family medical practice.  After studying medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Frank came to Sanford in 1980.  In addition to his solo practice, numbering approximately 3,000 patients, Dr. Frank's career has also included working with the State's medical examiner's office and helping to start the State's victims' compensation board.  We send him our congratulations and best wishes on this occasion;

 

(HLS 15)

Presented by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York, Representative HYMANSON of York, Representative HARRINGTON of Sanford, Representative GERRISH of Lebanon.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-21)  Ronald K. Bakeman, of Orland.  Mr. Bakeman was born in Castine and graduated from Bucksport High School. He received a degree in welding from Washington County Vocational Technical Institute and worked as a pipefitter and welder for nuclear power plants.  He enjoyed boating, hiking, Harley-Davidson motorcycles and his 1962 Buick special convertible.  Mr. Bakeman will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends;

 

(HLS 10)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-22)  Ronald J. Woodman, of Orland.  Mr. Woodman was born in Bucksport and worked for many years at Orland Consolidated School as head of maintenance.  He was a Past Master at Rising Sun Lodge AF & AM and a former Captain of the Anah Shrine Lobster Boat Unit.  He and his wife, Marguerite, were married for 57 years.  Mr. Woodman will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends;

 

(HLS 11)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-23)  Daniel L. Leclerc, of Orland.  Mr. Leclerc was a kind and loyal family man who was always willing to lend a hand.  He played basketball at Caribou High School and at Northern Maine Technical College, and he was an avid North Carolina Tar Heels fan.  Mr. Leclerc was a member of the Anah Shriners, the Anah Shrine Funsters, the Knights Templar Blanquefort Commandery No. 13, the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in Maine, Acadia Chapter No. 31, the Grand Lodge of Maine and Lygonia Lodge No. 40, and he was a former Rainbow Dad.  Mr. Leclerc will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

 

(HLS 12)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-24)  Frances Carroll Fitzgerald Haas, of Prospect.  Mrs. Haas retired from the Postal Service in 1996 after working as a rural carrier in Harwinton, Connecticut and as a mail clerk at the Searsport Post Office.  She was an active member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bangor.  Mrs. Haas will be sadly missed and long remembered by her husband of 49 years, David, and her family and friends;

 

(HLS 13)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo.

 

 

            (5-25)  Clinton B. "Bill" Townsend, of Canaan, a tireless advocate for Maine's environment for over 50 years.  Mr. Townsend began work with the Natural Resources Council of Maine in 1960.  A skilled attorney, he helped lead the campaign to create the Allagash Wilderness Waterway and also helped to stop a dam at Big Amberjackmockamus Falls as well as the proposed Basin Mills Dam in the lower Penobscot watershed.  He led many negotiations over the years to stop destructive practices and protect places at risk.  Mr. Townsend was a member of the council's Board of Directors for nearly 30 years and served as president from 1965 to 1970.  He also served the State in numerous posts, including as a member of the Land Use Regulation Commission, the Land for Maine's Future Board, the Whitewater Rafting Advisory Committee and the Task Force on Water Pollution Control.  President George H.W. Bush appointed him as one of three American commissioners of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization.  Mr. Townsend will be long remembered for his dedication to environmental issues and will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends;

 

(HLS 14)

Presented by Representative AUSTIN of Skowhegan.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset, Representative STETKIS of Canaan.

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE June 21, 2017

 

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

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

Thursday, January 5, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 9)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the Senate and House adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, January 10, 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://www.maine.gov/legis/house/hcalfr.htm

Thursday, January 5, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Insurance Carriers from Retroactively Reducing Payment on Clean Claims Submitted by Pharmacies"

(S.P. 10)  (L.D. 6)

 

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

 

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