Table of Contents

House Calendar
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS

 


Graphic of Maine State Seal

The House Calendar

The Advance Journal and Calendar of the House of Representatives

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

7th Legislative Day

Thursday, January 19, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Pastor Michael Lynn, West Hampden Baptist Church, Hampden.

 

            National Anthem by Tina Charest, Augusta.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Marshall Chamberlin, M.D., Sanford.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 23)

 

MAINE MUNICIPAL AND RURAL ELECTRIFICATION

COOPERATIVE AGENCY

 

January 13, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon and President Thibodeau:

 

Pursuant to 5 M.R.S.A., Section 12023, please consider this the letter of transmittal for the required report from the Maine Municipal and Rural Electrification Cooperative Agency due by February 1, 2017.

 

Please contact me if you have any questions or need additional information.

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Scott M. Hallowell

MMRECA

 

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

 

 


 

            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 24)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

January 19, 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 17, 2017

 

Lisa Marchese Eames of Cumberland and

Kelly A. Martin of Fort Kent for appointment to the Board of Trustees, University of Maine System.

Pursuant to P&SL 1967, Chapter 229, these appointments are contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Honorable Karl W. Turner of Cumberland Foreside for reappointment to the Board of Trustees, University of Maine System.

Pursuant to P&SL 1967, Chapter 229, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Eric A. Cioppa of South China for reappointment as the Superintendent of Insurance.

Pursuant to Title 24-A, MRSA §201, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial Services.

 

Honorable Michael J. Timmons of Cumberland for appointment to the Land for Maine's Future Board.

Pursuant to Title 5, MRSA §6204, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

 

On January 18, 2017

 

David J. Daigler of Portland and

Timothy P. Nightingale of Rockport for appointment to the Finance Authority of Maine.

Pursuant to Title 10, MRSA §965, these appointments are contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

Christopher A. Pierce of Cumberland Foreside for reappointment to the Finance Authority of Maine.

Pursuant to Title 10, MRSA §965, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

Thomas J. Zuke of Saco for appointment to the Maine Turnpike Authority Board of Directors.

Pursuant to Title 23, MRSA §1964-A, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Require the Reporting of Animal Cruelty or Neglect"

(H.P. 115)  (L.D. 157)

 

Sponsored by Representative JOHANSEN of Monticello.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock and Representatives: HANLEY of Pittston, KINNEY of Knox, MARTIN of Sinclair, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, PIERCE of Dresden, RECKITT of South Portland, STEWART of Presque Isle, TUELL of East Machias.

 

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

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Maine's Community Colleges"

(H.P. 97)  (L.D. 139)

 

Sponsored by Representative HUBBELL of Bar Harbor.

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support Entrepreneurial Activity, Attract Business and Enhance Demographic In-migration by Investing in High-speed Broadband Infrastructure and To Amend the Law Governing the Municipal Gigabit Broadband Network Access Fund"

(H.P. 98)  (L.D. 140)

 

Sponsored by Representative HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec and Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, FOLEY of Wells, GROHMAN of Biddeford, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, STEWART of Presque Isle, Senators: DION of Cumberland, MAKER of Washington, WOODSOME of York.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

 

            (3-4)  Bill "An Act Regarding Bringing Certain Criminal Charges"

(H.P. 99)  (L.D. 141)

 

Sponsored by Representative SYLVESTER of Portland.  (BY REQUEST)

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Statewide Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Kit Tracking System"

(H.P. 100)  (L.D. 142)

 

Sponsored by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, HANLEY of Pittston, HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor, JOHANSEN of Monticello, NADEAU of Winslow, STROM of Pittsfield, WALLACE of Dexter, WARD of Dedham.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Support Sexual Assault Survivors"

(H.P. 125)  (L.D. 169)

 

Sponsored by Representative MADIGAN of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, HYMANSON of York, O'NEIL of Saco, PARKER of South Berwick, WARREN of Hallowell, Senators: BREEN of Cumberland, CHIPMAN of Cumberland, VITELLI of Sagadahoc.

 

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

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

 

            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Provide Funding for Upgrades of Learning Spaces and Other Projects Funded by the School Revolving Renovation Fund"

(H.P. 101)  (L.D. 143)

 

Sponsored by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: BABBIDGE of Kennebunk, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, PERRY of Calais, STEARNS of Guilford, Senators: CHIPMAN of Cumberland, MILLETT of Cumberland.

 

            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Improve the Certification and Evaluation of New Educators and Administrators by Consolidating Standards"

(H.P. 116)  (L.D. 158)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: BABBIDGE of Kennebunk, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, FARNSWORTH of Portland, HARRINGTON of Sanford, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, KORNFIELD of Bangor, SAMPSON of Alfred, SHERMAN of Hodgdon.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

 

            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Mining of Massive Sulfide Ore Deposits on State Lands"

(H.P. 117)  (L.D. 159)

 

Sponsored by Representative DUCHESNE of Hudson.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot and Senator: SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Mining of Massive Sulfide Ore Deposits under the Maine Metallic Mineral Mining Act"

(H.P. 118)  (L.D. 160)

 

Sponsored by Representative DUCHESNE of Hudson.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Create a Pilot Project To Reduce Substance Use Disorders among Youth in Piscataquis County To Be Used as a Model for All Maine Communities"

(H.P. 102)  (L.D. 144)

 

Sponsored by Representative HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: BABBIDGE of Kennebunk, DUCHESNE of Hudson, LYFORD of Eddington, RYKERSON of Kittery, STANLEY of Medway, STEARNS of Guilford, TUELL of East Machias, VACHON of Scarborough.

 

            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Remove the Treasurer of State from the Maine Vaccine Board"

(H.P. 119)  (L.D. 161)

 

Sponsored by Representative PERRY of Calais.

Cosponsored by Senator CHIPMAN of Cumberland and Representatives: CHACE of Durham, FARNSWORTH of Portland, MALABY of Hancock, TUELL of East Machias.

 

            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Improve Care Provided to Forensic Patients" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 120)  (L.D. 162)

 

Sponsored by Representative GATTINE of Westbrook.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: HAMANN of South Portland, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, HYMANSON of York, JORGENSEN of Portland, Senator: BREEN of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

 

            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Protect Consumers from Closure of Inactive Bank Accounts"

(H.P. 103)  (L.D. 145)

 

Sponsored by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery.

Cosponsored by Senator CARSON of Cumberland and Representatives: BROOKS of Lewiston, COLLINGS of Portland, FOLEY of Wells, HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, SANBORN of Portland.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

 

            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Protect the Confidentiality of Local Government Employees' Private Information"

(H.P. 104)  (L.D. 146)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell.

Cosponsored by Senator CARSON of Cumberland and Representatives: BABBIDGE of Kennebunk, BATTLE of South Portland, BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland, COREY of Windham, MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth, PIERCE of Dresden, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, Senator: VITELLI of Sagadahoc.

 

            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Maine Parentage Act"

(H.P. 105)  (L.D. 147)

 

Sponsored by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, GUERIN of Glenburn, HANLEY of Pittston, HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor, JOHANSEN of Monticello, NADEAU of Winslow, STROM of Pittsfield, WALLACE of Dexter.

 

            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Allow and Recognize a Legal Name Change upon Marriage"

(H.P. 126)  (L.D. 170)

 

Sponsored by Representative BAILEY of Saco.

Cosponsored by Senator CHENETTE of York.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

 

            (3-18)  Bill "An Act To Allow Overhead Garage Door Installers To Install and Repair Dumbwaiters"

(H.P. 106)  (L.D. 148)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot and Representatives: DILLINGHAM of Oxford, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HANLEY of Pittston, HEAD of Bethel, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, NADEAU of Winslow, STANLEY of Medway, Senator: BREEN of Cumberland.

 

            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen the Enforcement of Maine's Labor Laws"

(H.P. 121)  (L.D. 163)

 

Sponsored by Representative TUCKER of Brunswick.

 

            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Require Tamper-evident Packaging for Recreational Marijuana Products"

(H.P. 122)  (L.D. 164)

 

Sponsored by Representative COREY of Windham.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York and Representatives: CEBRA of Naples, CHACE of Durham, GRIGNON of Athens, HERRICK of Paris, HYMANSON of York, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, SANDERSON of Chelsea, Senator: DIAMOND of Cumberland.

 

            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Provide Matching Funds for Federal Community Development Block Grants"

(H.P. 123)  (L.D. 165)

 

Sponsored by Representative MADIGAN of Rumford.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford and Representatives: PICKETT of Dixfield, TUELL of East Machias.

 

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

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

 

            (3-22)  Bill "An Act To Provide Additional Management for Limited-entry Lobster Zones"

(H.P. 107)  (L.D. 149)

 

Sponsored by Representative HUBBELL of Bar Harbor.

 

            Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

 

            (3-23)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Funding of Volunteer Fire Departments"

(H.P. 108)  (L.D. 150)

 

Sponsored by Representative THERIAULT of China.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: DEVIN of Newcastle, ESPLING of New Gloucester, FARRIN of Norridgewock, GERRISH of Lebanon, HILLIARD of Belgrade, STEWART of Presque Isle, WARD of Dedham.

 

            (3-24)  Resolve, To Authorize the Transfer of State-owned Property to the Town of St. Agatha

(H.P. 109)  (L.D. 151)

 

Sponsored by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representative: MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

 

            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen Intragovernment Communication"

(H.P. 110)  (L.D. 152)

 

Sponsored by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland, BRYANT of Windham, DOORE of Augusta, GOLDEN of Lewiston, KORNFIELD of Bangor, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, SPEAR of South Thomaston.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

 

            (3-26)  Bill "An Act Regarding Transportation of Methadone Patients"

(H.P. 111)  (L.D. 153)

 

Sponsored by Representative LYFORD of Eddington.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CRAIG of Brewer, HANLEY of Pittston, HERRICK of Paris, HILLIARD of Belgrade, KINNEY of Knox, REED of Carmel, STEARNS of Guilford, TUELL of East Machias.

 

            (3-27)  Bill "An Act To Reform Maine's Motor Vehicle Inspection Guidelines"

(H.P. 112)  (L.D. 154)

 

Sponsored by Representative CEBRA of Naples.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: COREY of Windham, DILLINGHAM of Oxford, ESPLING of New Gloucester, PRESCOTT of Waterboro, SUTTON of Warren.

 

            (3-28)  Bill "An Act To Add the Air Medal as an Option for a Special Commemorative Decal on Special Veterans Registration Plates"

(H.P. 127)  (L.D. 171)

 

Sponsored by Representative PIERCE of Falmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: DEVIN of Newcastle, FARNSWORTH of Portland, GOLDEN of Lewiston, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, McLEAN of Gorham, Senators: BREEN of Cumberland, LIBBY of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-29)  Bill "An Act To Improve Officer Safety at Roadside Incidents"

(H.P. 128)  (L.D. 172)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARRINGTON of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: BATTLE of South Portland, CEBRA of Naples, COREY of Windham, GERRISH of Lebanon, McLEAN of Gorham, ORDWAY of Standish, WARREN of Hallowell, Senator: COLLINS of York.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

 

            (3-30)  Bill "An Act To Protect Voting Integrity by Establishing a Residency Verification Requirement for Purposes of Voting"

(H.P. 113)  (L.D. 155)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FARRIN of Norridgewock, PIERCE of Dresden.

 

            (3-31)  Bill "An Act To Implement the National Popular Vote for President"

(H.P. 114)  (L.D. 156)

 

Sponsored by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, COOPER of Yarmouth, ZEIGLER of Montville, Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representative: BLUME of York, Senators: BELLOWS of Kennebec, GRATWICK of Penobscot.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 124) (Cosponsored by Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, ALLEY of Beals, AUSTIN of Skowhegan, AUSTIN of Gray, BABBIDGE of Kennebunk, BAILEY of Saco, BATES of Westbrook, BATTLE of South Portland, BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland, BERRY of Bowdoinham, BICKFORD of Auburn, BLACK of Wilton, BLUME of York, BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, BROOKS of Lewiston, BRYANT of Windham, CAMPBELL of Orrington, CARDONE of Bangor, CASÁS of Rockport, CEBRA of Naples, CHACE of Durham, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, COLLINGS of Portland, COOPER of Yarmouth, COREY of Windham, CRAIG of Brewer, DANA of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DeCHANT of Bath, DENNO of Cumberland, DEVIN of Newcastle, DILLINGHAM of Oxford, DOORE of Augusta, DUCHESNE of Hudson, DUNPHY of Old Town, ESPLING of New Gloucester, FARNSWORTH of Portland, FARRIN of Norridgewock, FAY of Raymond, FECTEAU of Biddeford, FOLEY of Wells, FREDETTE of Newport, FREY of Bangor, FULLER of Lewiston, GATTINE of Westbrook, GERRISH of Lebanon, Speaker GIDEON of Freeport, GILLWAY of Searsport, GINZLER of Bridgton, GOLDEN of Lewiston, GRANT of Gardiner, GRIGNON of Athens, GROHMAN of Biddeford, GUERIN of Glenburn, HAGGAN of Hampden, HAMANN of South Portland, HANDY of Lewiston, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HANLEY of Pittston, HARLOW of Portland, HARRINGTON of Sanford, HARVELL of Farmington, HEAD of Bethel, HERBIG of Belfast, HERRICK of Paris, HICKMAN of Winthrop, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, HILLIARD of Belgrade, HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, HYMANSON of York, JOHANSEN of Monticello, JORGENSEN of Portland, KINNEY of Limington, KINNEY of Knox, KORNFIELD of Bangor, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, LAWRENCE of South Berwick, LOCKMAN of Amherst, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, LYFORD of Eddington, MADIGAN of Waterville, MADIGAN of Rumford, MALABY of Hancock, MAREAN of Hollis, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, MARTIN of Sinclair, MASON of Lisbon, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, McELWEE of Caribou, McLEAN of Gorham, MELARAGNO of Auburn, MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth, MOONEN of Portland, NADEAU of Winslow, O'CONNOR of Berwick, O'NEIL of Saco, ORDWAY of Standish, PARKER of South Berwick, PARRY of Arundel, PERKINS of Oakland, PERRY of Calais, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, PICKETT of Dixfield, PIERCE of Dresden, PIERCE of Falmouth, POULIOT of Augusta, PRESCOTT of Waterboro, RECKITT of South Portland, REED of Carmel, RILEY of Jay, RYKERSON of Kittery, SAMPSON of Alfred, SANBORN of Portland, SCHNECK of Bangor, SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, SHEATS of Auburn, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, SIROCKI of Scarborough, SKOLFIELD of Weld, SPEAR of South Thomaston, STANLEY of Medway, STEARNS of Guilford, STETKIS of Canaan, STEWART of Presque Isle, STROM of Pittsfield, SUTTON of Warren, TEPLER of Topsham, TERRY of Gorham, THERIAULT of China, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TIPPING of Orono, TUCKER of Brunswick, TUELL of East Machias, TURNER of Burlington, VACHON of Scarborough, WADSWORTH of Hiram, WALLACE of Dexter, WARD of Dedham, WARREN of Hallowell, WHITE of Washburn, WINSOR of Norway, WOOD of Greene, ZEIGLER of Montville, Senators: BELLOWS of Kennebec, BRAKEY of Androscoggin, BREEN of Cumberland, CARPENTER of Aroostook, CARSON of Cumberland, CHENETTE of York, CHIPMAN of Cumberland, COLLINS of York, CUSHING of Penobscot, CYRWAY of Kennebec, DAVIS of Piscataquis, DESCHAMBAULT of York, DIAMOND of Cumberland, DILL of Penobscot, DION of Cumberland, DOW of Lincoln, GRATWICK of Penobscot, HAMPER of Oxford, HILL of York, JACKSON of Aroostook, KATZ of Kennebec, KEIM of Oxford, LANGLEY of Hancock, LIBBY of Androscoggin, MAKER of Washington, MASON of Androscoggin, MILLETT of Cumberland, MIRAMANT of Knox, ROSEN of Hancock, SAVIELLO of Franklin, President THIBODEAU of Waldo, VITELLI of Sagadahoc, VOLK of Cumberland, WHITTEMORE of Somerset, WOODSOME of York)

 

JOINT RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

 

            WHEREAS, January 16, 2017 marks the national and state holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., commemorating his birth on January 15, 1929; and

 

            WHEREAS, Martin Luther King, Jr., advocated the furtherance of civil rights for black Americans through nonviolence; and

 

            WHEREAS, this man of powerful voice and spirit showed this country a dream of "an oasis of freedom and justice"; and

 

            WHEREAS, for his tireless work to ensure equality and justice, Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a high and honorable distinction, in 1964; and

 

            WHEREAS, his eloquence, his perseverance and his faith moved mountains and brought about sweeping changes by appealing to the better instincts and consciences of his fellow human beings; and

 

            WHEREAS, the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., which ended so tragically on April 4, 1968, is a shining example to Americans and citizens of the world at large of uncompromising dedication to the highest ideals; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to acknowledge the extraordinary life and works of this teacher, reformer and humanitarian, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and pause in our deliberations to recognize and commemorate the occasion of his birth.

 

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

 

            (4-2)  On motion of Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 17)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Frances M. Head of Bethel be excused January 11 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Timothy S. Theriault of China be excused January 11 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Karleton S. Ward of Dedham be excused January 11 for personal reasons.

 

 

 

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Tim Williams, of Skowhegan, an officer of the Skowhegan Police Department, who saved the lives of a mother and her young son.  Officer Williams was the first on the scene of a mobile home fire.  Battling thick smoke and intense heat, he crawled through the mobile home to find Andrea Curtis and her son, Tyler Curtis-Benson, motionless.  He pulled them out of the burning home and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on them, saving their lives.  We extend to Officer Williams our appreciation for his heroism and offer him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 26)

 

 

            (5-2)  the Pride of Madawaska Marching Band, of Madawaska, which has been selected to perform at the Presidential Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial on January 19, 2017.  The band is one of only a dozen performers from across the country selected for the event and the only band from Maine.  We congratulate everyone in the Pride of Madawaska Marching Band and send them our best wishes;

 

(HLS 30)

Presented by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-3)  Scott, Lola and Brianna Davis, of Canaan, whose actions saved the life of a 5-year-old girl.  Brianna Davis noticed the child in trouble in a Bangor swimming pool and notified her parents, who pulled the child out of the pool and performed CPR until she was breathing again.  We extend to the Davises our appreciation for their heroism and offer them our best wishes;

 

(HLS 31)

Presented by Representative STETKIS of Canaan.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

 

 

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Tuesday, January 17, 2017, have preference in the Orders of the Day and continue 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.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         Bill "An Act To Eliminate Retirement Benefits and Paid Health Insurance for Legislators Elected after 2017"

(H.P. 18)  (L.D. 17)

 

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

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS in NON-CONCURRENCE.

TABLED - January 17, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         Joint Order, Establishing the Joint Select Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation

(H.P. 96)

 

TABLED - January 17, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

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 19, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 61)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the Senate and House adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 10:00 in the morning.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

 


 

 

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 19, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Fund Animal Control Officers and Animal Shelters"

(S.P. 59)  (L.D. 167)

 

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

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Sex Offender Registry"

(S.P. 57)  (L.D. 138)

 

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

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Increase Reimbursement for Child Care Services"

(S.P. 58)  (L.D. 166)

 

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

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Safety of Motorists on Public Ways"

(S.P. 56)  (L.D. 137)

 

            (1-5)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Install a Caution Light in New Sweden

(S.P. 60)  (L.D. 168)

 

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

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents

 

 

            (1-6)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Eviction Process"

(S.P. 55)  (L.D. 136)

 

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

 

_________________________________

Back to Table of Contents