Table of Contents

House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS

 


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The House Calendar

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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

6th Legislative Day

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Pastor Matt MacDonald, Kenduskeag Union Church.

 

            National Anthem by Don Gooding, Scarborough.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Barbara Moss, D.O., Manchester.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Eliminate Retirement Benefits and Paid Health Insurance for Legislators Elected after 2017"

(H.P. 18)  (L.D. 17)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT in the House on January 10, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Allow Municipal Governing Boards of 3 Members To Perform Official Duties via Technology"

(H.P. 57)  (L.D. 70)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY in the House on January 11, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 22)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

January 12, 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Pursuant to my authority under House Rule 201.1 (I) (a), I have rescinded the appointment of Representative Walter A. Kumiega III of Deer Isle from the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation and I have appointed Representative Mark E. Bryant of Windham to the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation, effective immediately.

 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 21)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

January 17, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Please be advised that pursuant to his authority, Governor Paul R. LePage has nominated the following:

 

On January 10, 2017

 

Judge Beth Dobson of Falmouth and

Judge Daniel F. Driscoll of Biddeford for reappointment as a District Court Judge.

Pursuant to Title 4 MRSA §157, these reappointments are contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary.

 

Michael A. Duddy, Esq. of Cape Elizabeth for appointment as a District Court Judge.

Pursuant to Title 4 MRSA §157, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Make Changes to the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund"

(H.P. 92)  (L.D. 124)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: JOHANSEN of Monticello, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, MARTIN of Sinclair, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, RYKERSON of Kittery, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, STEWART of Presque Isle, Senator: BELLOWS of Kennebec.

 

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

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Expand the 1998 Special Retirement Plan To Include Detectives in the Office of Investigations within the Department of the Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles"

(H.P. 67)  (L.D. 99)

 

Sponsored by Representative NADEAU of Winslow.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: DOORE of Augusta, DUNPHY of Old Town, GOLDEN of Lewiston, HANINGTON of Lincoln, Senators: DIAMOND of Cumberland, DION of Cumberland, LIBBY of Androscoggin, MAKER of Washington.

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Expand the 1998 Special Retirement Plan To Include Detectives in the Office of the Attorney General"

(H.P. 68)  (L.D. 100)

 

Sponsored by Representative NADEAU of Winslow.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: GOLDEN of Lewiston, GRANT of Gardiner, HANINGTON of Lincoln, Senators: DION of Cumberland, LIBBY of Androscoggin, MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Transportation of Prisoners to County Jails"

(H.P. 69)  (L.D. 101)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock and Representatives: CEBRA of Naples, ESPLING of New Gloucester, GERRISH of Lebanon, HERRICK of Paris, JOHANSEN of Monticello, Senator: LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Make a Person Convicted of a Crime Liable for Payment of Investigative and Prosecutorial Costs"

(H.P. 70)  (L.D. 102)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock and Representatives: FREDETTE of Newport, GERRISH of Lebanon, HERRICK of Paris, JOHANSEN of Monticello, SAMPSON of Alfred, WARD of Dedham.

 

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

 

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            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Change the Time and Location of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Kittery Water District"

(H.P. 72)  (L.D. 104)

 

Sponsored by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York and Representative: BERRY of Bowdoinham, Senator: WOODSOME of York.

 

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

 

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            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Use of Certain Disposable Food Service Containers"

(H.P. 71)  (L.D. 103)

 

Sponsored by Representative ZEIGLER of Montville.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, RYKERSON of Kittery, Senator: MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Create a Centralized Authority To Combat Opiate Addiction in Maine"

(H.P. 73)  (L.D. 105)

 

Sponsored by Representative HYMANSON of York.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, COREY of Windham, GROHMAN of Biddeford, HARRINGTON of Sanford, VACHON of Scarborough, Senators: MAKER of Washington, MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Provide MaineCare Coverage for Dental Services to Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder"

(H.P. 74)  (L.D. 106)

 

Sponsored by Representative TEPLER of Topsham.

Cosponsored by Senator CHIPMAN of Cumberland and Representatives: DENNO of Cumberland, DILLINGHAM of Oxford, GATTINE of Westbrook, HAMANN of South Portland, HEAD of Bethel, HYMANSON of York, MADIGAN of Waterville, McCREIGHT of Harpswell.

 

            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Effectiveness of Opioid Addiction Therapy"

(H.P. 75)  (L.D. 107)

 

Sponsored by Representative HYMANSON of York.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, COREY of Windham, GROHMAN of Biddeford, VACHON of Scarborough, Senators: BREEN of Cumberland, MIRAMANT of Knox, WOODSOME of York.

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Allow a Law Enforcement Agency That Treats a Person with Naloxone Hydrochloride To Bill That Person for That Treatment"

(H.P. 76)  (L.D. 108)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: CEBRA of Naples, ESPLING of New Gloucester, FREDETTE of Newport, GERRISH of Lebanon, HERRICK of Paris, WARD of Dedham, Senators: LANGLEY of Hancock, ROSEN of Hancock.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Allow Sunday Hunting by Landowners and Those with Landowner Permission"

(H.P. 77)  (L.D. 109)

 

Sponsored by Representative STROM of Pittsfield.

Cosponsored by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle and Representatives: HANINGTON of Lincoln, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, STETKIS of Canaan.

 

            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Assist Island and Coastal Communities with Controlling Excess Deer Populations"

(H.P. 78)  (L.D. 110)

 

Sponsored by Representative ALLEY of Beals.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: COREY of Windham, GRIGNON of Athens, HERRICK of Paris, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, NADEAU of Winslow, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, TUELL of East Machias, WOOD of Greene.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Veterans Treatment Court in Androscoggin County"

(H.P. 79)  (L.D. 111)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHEATS of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin and Representatives: FAY of Raymond, HANDY of Lewiston, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, Senators: BRAKEY of Androscoggin, CARPENTER of Aroostook, DION of Cumberland, ROSEN of Hancock.

 

            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Further Limit the Liability of Landowners Who Permit the Use of Land for Outdoor Recreational Activity"

(H.P. 80)  (L.D. 112)

 

Sponsored by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford and Representative: FAY of Raymond.

 

            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Allow an Order Not To Resuscitate To Be Presented in the Form of an Indelible Mark"

(H.P. 93)  (L.D. 125)

 

Sponsored by Representative TURNER of Burlington.

Cosponsored by Representatives: HANINGTON of Lincoln, McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Number of Suboxone Prescribers"

(H.P. 82)  (L.D. 114)

 

Sponsored by Representative MADIGAN of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Senator BREEN of Cumberland and Representatives: AUSTIN of Skowhegan, DOORE of Augusta, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, O'NEIL of Saco, RYKERSON of Kittery, SPEAR of South Thomaston, TIPPING of Orono, WARREN of Hallowell.

 

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

 

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            (3-18)  Bill "An Act To Stabilize Lobster Bait Prices"

(H.P. 81)  (L.D. 113)

 

Sponsored by Representative ALLEY of Beals.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: BATTLE of South Portland, COREY of Windham, DEVIN of Newcastle, GRIGNON of Athens, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, NADEAU of Winslow, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, TUELL of East Machias.

 

            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Protect the Marine Worm Industry"

(H.P. 83)  (L.D. 115)

 

Sponsored by Representative ALLEY of Beals.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: BATTLE of South Portland, COREY of Windham, DEVIN of Newcastle, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, NADEAU of Winslow, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, TUELL of East Machias.

 

            Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Increase Funding for Multimodal Transportation"

(H.P. 84)  (L.D. 116)

 

Sponsored by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Representatives: GRANT of Gardiner, JORGENSEN of Portland, Senator: MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen the Farm and Open Space Tax Law"

(H.P. 85)  (L.D. 117)

 

Sponsored by Representative ALLEY of Beals.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, BATTLE of South Portland, DEVIN of Newcastle, HICKMAN of Winthrop.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-22)  Bill "An Act To Require Moped Riders under 18 Years of Age To Wear a Helmet"

(H.P. 86)  (L.D. 118)

 

Sponsored by Representative GROHMAN of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock and Representative: HARRINGTON of Sanford.

 

            (3-23)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Display and Content of Political Signs"

(H.P. 87)  (L.D. 119)

 

Sponsored by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: GERRISH of Lebanon, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HARLOW of Portland, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, Senators: CYRWAY of Kennebec, HAMPER of Oxford, VOLK of Cumberland.

 

            (3-24)  Bill "An Act To Impose a Three-month Loss of a Driver's License for Driving While Texting"

(H.P. 88)  (L.D. 120)

 

Sponsored by Representative STANLEY of Medway.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: HANINGTON of Lincoln, HARLOW of Portland, NADEAU of Winslow, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, TUCKER of Brunswick.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Require Photographic Identification to Vote"

(H.P. 89)  (L.D. 121)

 

Sponsored by Representative FARRIN of Norridgewock.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CRAIG of Brewer, WARD of Dedham, Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: GRIGNON of Athens, HARVELL of Farmington, MASON of Lisbon, ORDWAY of Standish, PICKETT of Dixfield, STEARNS of Guilford, STETKIS of Canaan, Senator: BRAKEY of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-26)  Bill "An Act To Allow Schools To Operate Nonprofit Bingo Events for Children and Families"

(H.P. 90)  (L.D. 122)

 

Sponsored by Representative NADEAU of Winslow.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: GOLDEN of Lewiston, HANINGTON of Lincoln, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, PERKINS of Oakland, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, Senators: BELLOWS of Kennebec, DAVIS of Piscataquis, LIBBY of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-27)  Bill "An Act To Establish New Monetary Caps for Legislative Candidates under the Maine Clean Election Act"

(H.P. 94)  (L.D. 126)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, PARRY of Arundel, SANDERSON of Chelsea.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Department of Education

 

 

            (3-28)  Representative KORNFIELD for the Department of Education pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072 asks leave to report that the accompanying Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age 20, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 95)  (L.D. 127)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston, the following Joint Order:  (H.P. 96)

 

            WHEREAS, "An Act To Legalize Marijuana" was approved by Maine voters on November 8, 2016 establishing a new law to allow for the use, retail sale and taxation of marijuana by individuals over 21 years of age; and

 

            WHEREAS, the new law makes significant changes to various portions of existing law requiring extensive rulemaking and policy changes; and

 

            WHEREAS, the existing law governing the use of medical marijuana may be affected by the implementation of the new law regarding the use, retail sale and taxation of marijuana by individuals over 21 years of age; and

 

            WHEREAS, the issues that must be addressed in order to properly implement the new law are generally heard by several different joint standing committees of the Legislature; and

 

            WHEREAS, in order to most expediently resolve the outstanding issues regarding implementation of the new law, it is necessary to create a single committee that is dedicated to  comprehensively addressing these issues; now, therefore, be it

 

            ORDERED, the Senate concurring, that the Joint Select Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation is established as follows.

 

1. Establishment.  The Joint Select Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation, referred to in this order as "the committee," is established.

 

2.  Membership.  The committee consists of 17 members of the Legislature: 5 members of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate and 12 members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.  The President of the Senate shall appoint no more than 3 Senators from the party holding the largest number of seats in the Senate and no more than 2 Senators from the party holding the 2nd largest number of seats in the Senate.  The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint no more than 7 Representatives from the party holding the largest number of seats in the House of Representatives and no more than 5 Representatives from the party holding the 2nd largest number of seats in the House of Representatives.  In making their appointments, both the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall consider including members of the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services, the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government, the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation and the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs.  Nothing in this section precludes the appointment of a member who is not a member of the party holding the largest number of seats or the 2nd largest number of seats in the chamber.  The first-named Senate and House members shall serve as cochairs of the committee.

 

3.  Authority.  The committee shall hold public hearings and work sessions on any legislation referred to it and shall vote on and report out the legislation to the appropriate chamber in the manner prescribed in Joint Rule 310. In addition to reporting out legislation referred to it, the committee is authorized to submit legislation to the House of Representatives concerning marijuana legalization.

 

4.  Meetings; staff assistance.  The committee may meet on days and at locations jointly authorized by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The Legislative Council shall provide staffing to the committee.  The cochairs of the committee may request technical assistance from appropriate sources whenever necessary. The committee shall report out all legislation referred to it in accordance with deadlines established by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

 

5.  Termination.  Unless the committee is extended by joint order, the committee terminates with the final adjournment of the Second Regular Session of the 128th Legislature.

 

 

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            (4-2)  On motion of Representative HARLOW of Portland, the following House Order:  (H.O. 16)

 

            ORDERED, that the House Rules be amended by amending House Rule 401 by adding a new subsection 14 to read:

 

14.  Roll call; voting percentages.  The Clerk shall publish regularly on a publicly accessible website the roll calls of the House and votes by each member.  In calculating a member's roll call voting percentage, the Clerk may not include any votes missed by a member due to an absence caused by a major illness or injury of the member requiring hospitalization, confinement to the member's residence or a nonroutine medical procedure necessary for the health or safety of the member.

 

 

            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)  Marie Maude Marin, of St. Agatha, who is celebrating her 100th Birthday on January 16, 2017.  We extend to her our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 23)

 

 

            (5-2)  Maine Department of Transportation Region 4, headquartered in Bangor, 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 everyone at Maine Department of Transportation Region 4 on its receiving this certification;

 

(SLS 24)

 

 

            (5-3)  the City of Auburn, 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 City of Auburn on its receiving this certification;

 

(SLS 25)

 

 

            (5-4)  Performance Foodservice - NorthCenter, of Augusta, which has been named the 2017 Large Business of the Year by the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to everyone at Performance Foodservice our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 26)

Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Representative DOORE of Augusta, Representative BRADSTREET of Vassalboro.

 

 

            (5-5)  Paul Dest, of Kennebunk, director of the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, who received the 2016 Dr. Nancy Foster Habitat Conservation Award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  We extend to Mr. Dest our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 27)

Presented by Representative BABBIDGE of Kennebunk.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York, Representative SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, Representative FOLEY of Wells.

 

 

            (5-6)  Mary Lou Dyer, of Hallowell, who is retiring as Managing Director of the Maine Association for Community Service Providers after many years of public service.  Ms. Dyer served as Registrar of the University of Maine School of Law, was a Maine Assistant Attorney General, was Legislative Director for the Maine Health Care Association, served as Chief Operating Officer of Maine Veterans' Homes, directed Maine's Department of Labor, Division of Unemployment Compensation and served as Maine's Commissioner of Labor.  We extend to Ms. Dyer our congratulations on her retirement and offer her our best wishes;

 

(HLS 28)

Presented by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec, Representative WARREN of Hallowell.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-7)  Phyllis Austin, of Brunswick.  Originally from North Carolina, Ms. Austin moved to Maine in 1969 and enjoyed a long career as a journalist and author.  Her focus was on environmental issues, and her work had a major influence on the passage of regulations and laws to strengthen environmental protections.  She won both the Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship and the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship.  She was intensely committed to the outdoors and was an advocate for the preservation of wilderness habitats and the creatures that depend upon them for survival.  Ms. Austin will be sadly missed by her loving family and many friends;

 

(HLS 29)

Presented by Representative ACKLEY of Monmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator CARSON of Cumberland, Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, Representative TUCKER of Brunswick, Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell, Representative RECKITT of South Portland.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Refer to the Committee on Judiciary
Pursuant to Resolve

 

            (6-1)  Representative MOONEN for the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary on Bill "An Act To Recodify and Revise the Maine Probate Code"

(H.P. 91)  (L.D. 123)

 

            Reporting that it be REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY pursuant to Resolve 2015, chapter 73, section 1.

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matter, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Wednesday, January 11, 2017, has preference in the Orders of the Day and continues with such preference until disposed of as provided by House Rule 502.

 

 

1.         Joint Order To Amend Joint Rule 316

(H.P. 40)

 

(Joint Select Committee on JOINT RULES suggested)

TABLED - January 11, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Foraging on Private Land without Permission"

(S.P. 47)  (L.D. 128)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Provide Emergency Repair Funding for the Restoration of the Official State Vessel, the Schooner Bowdoin" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 37)  (L.D. 89)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Require a Person Who Provides Illegal Drugs To Give Medical Aid to Another Person in Medical Distress Due to That Illegal Drug Transaction"

(S.P. 40)  (L.D. 92)

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Provide a Source of Funding for Drug Abuse Resistance Education"

(S.P. 42)  (L.D. 94)

 

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

 

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            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Provide a Method for a Student To Be Excused from Standardized Testing"

(S.P. 43)  (L.D. 95)

 

            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Improve Attendance at Public Elementary Schools"

(S.P. 44)  (L.D. 96)

 

            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Include Locally Funded School Construction Projects in the School Funding Formula"

(S.P. 48)  (L.D. 129)

 

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

 

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            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Charter of the Rumford Water District" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 38)  (L.D. 90)

 

            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Protect the Biomass Industry"

(S.P. 50)  (L.D. 131)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Eliminate Permits for Wild Turkey Hunting, Expand the Bag Limits and Expand Opportunities for Registering Wild Turkeys"

(S.P. 46)  (L.D. 98)

 

            Comes 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 Provide Funding for Costs Associated with Requiring the Licensing of Midwives"

(S.P. 49)  (L.D. 130)

 

            (1-12)  Bill "An Act To Authorize Podiatrists To Perform Certain Routine Procedures"

(S.P. 51)  (L.D. 132)

 

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

 

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            (1-13)  Bill "An Act To Reduce Fuel Costs to State and Local Government"

(S.P. 41)  (L.D. 93)

 

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

 

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            (1-14)  Bill "An Act To Provide an Income Tax Credit for Retailers Collecting Sales Tax"

(S.P. 39)  (L.D. 91)

 

            (1-15)  Bill "An Act To Support Lower Property Taxes by Restoring State-Municipal Revenue Sharing"

(S.P. 52)  (L.D. 133)

 

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

 

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            (1-16)  Bill "An Act To Establish Speed Limits at Loring Commerce Centre and Brunswick Landing" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 45)  (L.D. 97)

 

            (1-17)  Bill "An Act To Allow the Secretary of State To Issue Licenses Pending Receipt of Necessary Paperwork from the Driver Education and Evaluation Program" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 53)  (L.D. 134)

 

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

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