Table of Contents

House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
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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The House Calendar

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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

5th Legislative Day

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Pastor Todd Bell, Calvary Baptist Church, Sanford.

 

            National Anthem by Angela Pitteroff, Augusta.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Frederick C. Goggans, M.D., Camden.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Deter the Dealing of Dangerous Drugs"

(S.P. 22)  (L.D. 42)

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Lower the Age Requirement To Carry a Concealed Handgun"

(S.P. 24)  (L.D. 44)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Size of Grants under the Maine State Grant Program"

(S.P. 11)  (L.D. 32)

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen Requirements for Water Testing for Schools" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 20)  (L.D. 40)

 

            (1-5)  Resolve, To Establish the Task Force To Study Higher Education Attainment and Completion Goals

(S.P. 23)  (L.D. 43)

 

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

 

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            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Adjust the Lifetime Limit for the Receipt of TANF Benefits"

(S.P. 12)  (L.D. 33)

 

            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Promote Equity in Business Opportunity for Tobacco Specialty Stores"

(S.P. 13)  (L.D. 34)

 

            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Create a 9-month Time Limit on General Assistance Benefits for Certain Persons"

(S.P. 15)  (L.D. 36)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-9)  Resolve, To Allow the Unlicensed Ownership of Hedgehogs as Pets

(S.P. 14)  (L.D. 35)

 

            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Exempt a Person under 18 Years of Age from the Requirement To Wear a Helmet While on an All-terrain Vehicle in Certain Circumstances"

(S.P. 21)  (L.D. 41)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-11)  Bill "An Act To Clarify Landowners' Liability Regarding Public Access"

(S.P. 18)  (L.D. 39)

 

            (1-12)  Bill "An Act To Provide Consistency among Medical Professionals with Regard to Jury Duty Exemption"

(S.P. 26)  (L.D. 46)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-13)  Bill "An Act To Provide a Career and Technical Education Training Option for Plumbers"

(S.P. 16)  (L.D. 37)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-14)  Bill "An Act Concerning the Ownership of a Causeway on Long Lake near St. Agatha"

(S.P. 25)  (L.D. 45)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT and ordered printed.

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Provide Compensation to a Corrections Officer Injured by a Patient or Prisoner"

(H.P. 41)  (L.D. 54)

 

Sponsored by Representative TUCKER of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York and Representatives: HARRINGTON of Sanford, HERRICK of Paris.

 

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

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Provide Funding for the Restoration of China Lake"

(H.P. 42)  (L.D. 55)

 

Sponsored by Representative THERIAULT of China.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: CHACE of Durham, DEVIN of Newcastle, DOORE of Augusta, NADEAU of Winslow, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, PIERCE of Dresden, SKOLFIELD of Weld, WARD of Dedham.

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Limit Radio Frequency Interference from Certain Grow Light Ballasts"

(H.P. 45)  (L.D. 58)

 

Sponsored by Representative KINNEY of Limington.

Cosponsored by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland and Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, WADSWORTH of Hiram, Senator: CHENETTE of York.

 

            Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Include 50 Milliliter and Smaller Liquor Bottles in the Laws Governing Returnable Containers"

(H.P. 43)  (L.D. 56)

 

Sponsored by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Representatives: AUSTIN of Skowhegan, AUSTIN of Gray, GROHMAN of Biddeford, HARVELL of Farmington and Representatives: BATES of Westbrook, COOPER of Yarmouth, FAY of Raymond, FECTEAU of Biddeford, FOLEY of Wells, HARRINGTON of Sanford, MARTIN of Sinclair, SCHNECK of Bangor.

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Phase Out the Use of Single-use Plastic Shopping Bags"

(H.P. 44)  (L.D. 57)

 

Sponsored by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle.

Cosponsored by Representative PARKER of South Berwick, Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc and Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, PIERCE of Falmouth, Senators: BREEN of Cumberland, CARSON of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Provide Funding for a Therapeutic Adult Day Service Center"

(H.P. 46)  (L.D. 59)

 

Sponsored by Representative HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: STEARNS of Guilford, WALLACE of Dexter.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Allow Senior Hunters To Shoot Antlerless Deer"

(H.P. 47)  (L.D. 60)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: BICKFORD of Auburn, HILLIARD of Belgrade, KINNEY of Knox, LYFORD of Eddington, MASON of Lisbon, SKOLFIELD of Weld, STANLEY of Medway, TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

 

            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Allow Bird Hunting on Sundays by Licensed Hunters Using a Shotgun"

(H.P. 48)  (L.D. 61)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook and Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, McELWEE of Caribou, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, STANLEY of Medway, STEWART of Presque Isle, SYLVESTER of Portland, Senators: JACKSON of Aroostook, MAKER of Washington.

 

            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Remove the Prohibition on Baiting Deer"

(H.P. 49)  (L.D. 62)

 

Sponsored by Representative LYFORD of Eddington.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, CAMPBELL of Orrington, HILLIARD of Belgrade, REED of Carmel, STEARNS of Guilford, WOOD of Greene.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Complete Investigations by Guardians Ad Litem"

(H.P. 50)  (L.D. 63)

 

Sponsored by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: CHACE of Durham, ESPLING of New Gloucester, GUERIN of Glenburn, NADEAU of Winslow, SIROCKI of Scarborough, STROM of Pittsfield, VACHON of Scarborough.

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Require Mediation within 90 Days of a Homeowner's Receipt of a Foreclosure Notice"

(H.P. 51)  (L.D. 64)

 

Sponsored by Representative PIERCE of Dresden.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DUNPHY of Old Town, HILLIARD of Belgrade, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, WADSWORTH of Hiram, Senators: COLLINS of York, MIRAMANT of Knox, ROSEN of Hancock, SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Ensure the Right To Work without Payment of Dues or Fees to a Labor Union as a Condition of Employment"

(H.P. 52)  (L.D. 65)

 

Sponsored by Representative LOCKMAN of Amherst.

Cosponsored by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester, Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin, Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, GINZLER of Bridgton, O'CONNOR of Berwick, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough, SUTTON of Warren, VACHON of Scarborough, Senator: VOLK of Cumberland.

 

            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Public Employers from Acting as Collection Agents for Labor Unions"

(H.P. 53)  (L.D. 66)

 

Sponsored by Representative LOCKMAN of Amherst.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, GUERIN of Glenburn, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, SAMPSON of Alfred, SIROCKI of Scarborough, STROM of Pittsfield, Senators: VOLK of Cumberland, WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Improve Insurance Coverage for First Responders Answering a Call to Duty"

(H.P. 54)  (L.D. 67)

 

Sponsored by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle.

Cosponsored by Senator BREEN of Cumberland and Representatives: STEWART of Presque Isle, THERIAULT of China.

 

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

 

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            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Implement an Owner-Operator Requirement in the Scallop and Sea Urchin Fisheries"

(H.P. 55)  (L.D. 68)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLUME of York.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, BATTLE of South Portland, DEVIN of Newcastle, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, PARRY of Arundel, PERRY of Calais, TUELL of East Machias, Senator: DOW of Lincoln.

 

            Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Salary of the Governor"

(H.P. 56)  (L.D. 69)

 

Sponsored by Representative FARRIN of Norridgewock.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset and Representatives: GRIGNON of Athens, HANLEY of Pittston, HERRICK of Paris, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, WARD of Dedham, Senators: DAVIS of Piscataquis, DIAMOND of Cumberland.

 

            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Allow Municipal Governing Boards of 3 Members To Perform Official Duties via Technology"

(H.P. 57)  (L.D. 70)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: DUCHESNE of Hudson, HARLOW of Portland, KINNEY of Limington, STROM of Pittsfield, Senator: VOLK of Cumberland.

 

            (3-18)  Resolve, Directing the Secretary of State To Request That the United States Secretary of Transportation Place Maine in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone

(H.P. 58)  (L.D. 71)

 

Sponsored by Representative DILLINGHAM of Oxford.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, CRAIG of Brewer, HANINGTON of Lincoln, ORDWAY of Standish, PICKETT of Dixfield, TEPLER of Topsham, TUELL of East Machias, Senator: HAMPER of Oxford.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Tax Laws for Title to Real Estate by Releasing Inheritance Tax Liens"

(H.P. 59)  (L.D. 72)

 

Sponsored by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: HILLIARD of Belgrade, TIPPING of Orono.

 

            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Certain Persons Who Are at Least 75 Years of Age"

(H.P. 60)  (L.D. 73)

 

Sponsored by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc and Representatives: COOPER of Yarmouth, FECTEAU of Biddeford, FOLEY of Wells, GRANT of Gardiner, KORNFIELD of Bangor, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, POULIOT of Augusta, SCHNECK of Bangor.

 

            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Realign the State-Municipal Revenue Sharing Distribution"

(H.P. 61)  (L.D. 74)

 

Sponsored by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York and Representatives: COOPER of Yarmouth, FECTEAU of Biddeford, GRANT of Gardiner, KORNFIELD of Bangor, TEPLER of Topsham.

 

            (3-22)  Bill "An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Materials and Equipment That Enable Older Persons and Persons with Disabilities To Remain in Their Homes"

(H.P. 62)  (L.D. 75)

 

Sponsored by Representative SPEAR of South Thomaston.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland, DENNO of Cumberland, DOORE of Augusta, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, PIERCE of Falmouth, TIPPING of Orono.

 

            (3-23)  Bill "An Act To Exempt Diapering Products from the Sales Tax"

(H.P. 63)  (L.D. 76)

 

Sponsored by Representative TEPLER of Topsham.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: BICKFORD of Auburn, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, POULIOT of Augusta, TIPPING of Orono, Senators: BREEN of Cumberland, CHENETTE of York, MILLETT of Cumberland, VITELLI of Sagadahoc.

 

            (3-24)  Bill "An Act To Exempt from Maine Income Tax Income Earned by Members of the Armed Services While on Active Duty"

(H.P. 64)  (L.D. 77)

 

Sponsored by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FARRIN of Norridgewock, FREDETTE of Newport, HANLEY of Pittston, PIERCE of Dresden.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Permit Unenrolled Voters To Cast Ballots in Primary Elections"

(H.P. 65)  (L.D. 78)

 

Sponsored by Representative ACKLEY of Monmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representative: CASÁS of Rockport.

 

            (3-26)  Bill "An Act To Delay the Implementation of Certain Portions of the Marijuana Legalization Act" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 66)  (L.D. 88)

 

Sponsored by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville, the following Joint Order:  (H.P. 40)

 

            ORDERED, the Senate concurring, that the Joint Rules be amended by amending Joint Rule 316 to read:

 

Rule 316.  Penobscot Nation, Passamaquoddy Tribe and Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians.

 

            The member of the Penobscot Nation, the member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the member of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians elected 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 the right to vote in elections for Speaker, Clerk of the House and Assistant Clerk of the House but not on any other matter before the House; 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 member of the Penobscot Nation, the member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the member of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians elected to represent their people at the biennial session of the Legislature may not vote on a matter before a Joint Convention or in an election for Secretary of State, Treasurer of State, Attorney General or State Auditor.

 

 

 

            Joint Select Committee on JOINT RULES suggested.

 

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            (4-2)  On motion of Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 15)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Kent Ackley of Monmouth be excused January 5 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Martin J. Grohman of Biddeford be excused January 4 and 5 for legislative business.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative David G. Haggan of Hampden be excused January 5 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Deane Rykerson of Kittery be excused January 4 and 5 for personal reasons.

 

 

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            (4-3)  On motion of Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 14)

 

            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 the right to vote in elections for Speaker, Clerk and Assistant Clerk but not on any other matter before the House; 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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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  the Greater Bangor Area Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the University of Maine on the occasion of their annual celebration in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 16, 2017.  The event commemorates the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We extend our appreciation to the Greater Bangor Area Chapter of the NAACP and the University of Maine on their honoring Dr. King at these annual celebrations.  We join the community in commemorating this great American;

 

(SLS 21)

 

 

            (5-2)  Bradley Paul, of Saco, who is retiring as Chief of the Saco Police Department after 40 years of service with the department.  Chief Paul began working in 1976 as a dispatcher and soon became a patrol officer.  He was a sergeant from 1981 to 2002, when he became chief.  We extend to Chief Paul our congratulations on his retirement, and we offer him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 22)

 

 

            (5-3)  Batchelder Sales, Inc., of Lebanon, which has received the PREMIER 5-Paw Dealer award from KIOTI Tractor at the 2016 dealer's conference.  We extend to Batchelder Sales, Inc. our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 18)

Presented by Representative GERRISH of Lebanon.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York.

 

 

            (5-4)  Tucker Barber, of Wilton, who won the Class A Boys Cross Country state championship.  Tucker was also named the Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year by the Morning Sentinel.  We congratulate him on his receiving these awards;

 

(HLS 19)

Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

 

            (5-5)  Ethan Belanger, of Sanford, who has been selected for the Telegram 2016 All-State Football Team by the Portland Press Herald.  Ethan is a senior wide receiver at Sanford High School.  We congratulate him and send him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 20)

Presented by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

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

 

 

            (5-6)  St. Francis of Assisi Church, of Belfast, on the occasion of its 125th Anniversary.  The church structure was dedicated on Thanksgiving Day in 1891.  We congratulate everyone at St. Francis of Assisi Church and send our best wishes;

 

(HLS 21)

Presented by Representative KINNEY of Knox.

Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo, Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

 

 

            (5-7)  Woodrow Cross, of Brewer, who has celebrated his 100th birthday.  Mr. Cross is the founder and chairman of Cross Insurance.  We send him our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 22)

Presented by Representative CRAIG of Brewer.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock, Representative LYFORD of Eddington.

 

 

            (5-8)  Jacob Foye, of Lewiston, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 307, 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, Jacob worked with the Kittery Little League, leading a group of scouts in painting a storage shed, repainting and lettering the DeWolf scoreboard and building 3 picnic tables for the snack shack.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

 

(HLS 23)

Presented by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery.

Cosponsored by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin, Representative HANDY of Lewiston, Representative FULLER of Lewiston, Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston, Representative BROOKS of Lewiston.

 

 

            (5-9)  Quie Siegfried, of Lee, who has won the Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot's Pen essay contest for the 2nd District.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Quie on this achievement;

 

(HLS 24)

Presented by Representative HANINGTON of Lincoln.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook, Representative TURNER of Burlington.

 

 

            (5-10)  Joseph Rafferty, of Kennebunk, a teacher and coach at Kennebunk High School, who has been named the Class B Football Coach of the Year.  We extend to Mr. Rafferty our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 25)

Presented by Representative BABBIDGE of Kennebunk.

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

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-11)  Joseph C. Mitchell, Jr., of Madison.  Mr. Mitchell graduated from Farmington High School in 1967 and from the University of Maine at Farmington in 1981.  He served in the United States Navy, and he worked for Lyons Vending and Appliances in Skowhegan for many years.  In 1981, he became a reserve officer for the Madison Police Department.  Within a year, he became a full-time officer, and he retired from the department in 2015.  Mr. Mitchell also served as a reserve officer with the Somerset County Sheriff's Department, and he worked for the Somerset County District Court and the Superior Court in Skowhegan at the time of his passing.  He was a member and past exalted ruler of the Skowhegan/Madison Elks Lodge.  He taught hunter safety to the Oak Pond Hunters Safety Group and others, and he was a firearms instructor for local police departments and the Junior Rifle Club in Madison.  Mr. Mitchell will be sadly missed by his longtime partner, Martha Douglas, and his family and friends;

 

(SLS 20)

 

 

 

 

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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

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 27)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the Senate and House adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, January 17, 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

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act Regarding Changing the Designation of a Parent on the Birth Certificate of an Adult"

(S.P. 32)  (L.D. 83)

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Require Screening for Cytomegalovirus in Newborn Infants"

(S.P. 36)  (L.D. 87)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Penalty for Multiple Violations of Protection from Abuse Orders"

(S.P. 29)  (L.D. 80)

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Payment of Back Child Support"

(S.P. 30)  (L.D. 81)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Contracts Used for Automobile Sales"

(S.P. 33)  (L.D. 84)

 

            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Protect Worker Wages and Benefits"

(S.P. 35)  (L.D. 86)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Career and Technical Student Organizations"

(S.P. 28)  (L.D. 79)

 

            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Exempt Permanently Disabled Veterans from Payment of Property Tax"

(S.P. 31)  (L.D. 82)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Public Service Berthing Vessel License for the Sale of Liquor"

(S.P. 34)  (L.D. 85)

 

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

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