Table of Contents

House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
Reference Joint Select Committee
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Ought to Pass as Amended - Orders
Divided Report
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
ENACTORS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 4
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 5
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference

 


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The House Calendar

The Advance Journal and Calendar of the House of Representatives

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

9th Legislative Day

Thursday, January 26, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Pastor Matthew Ward, Charleston Church.

 

            National Anthem by Charleston Church Trio.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Lisa Ryan, D.O., Naples.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 19)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that the Joint Rules be amended by amending Joint Rule 215, subsection 1 as follows:

 

            1. Calling of United States Constitutional Convention a Convention for Proposing Amendments.  An item requesting the calling of a United States Constitutional Convention applying to Congress for the calling of a convention for proposing an amendment or amendments to the United States Constitution requires a 2/3 majority vote of the members present in each chamber;

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and REFERRED to the Joint Select Committee on JOINT RULES.

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Disclose Information to the Personal Representative of the Estate of an Incapacitated or Dependent Adult Who Dies While under Public Guardianship or Public Conservatorship"

(S.P. 54)  (L.D. 135)

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Increase Funding for Multimodal Transportation"

(H.P. 84)  (L.D. 116)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION in the House on January 17, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 26)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

January 18, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

This is to inform you that, pursuant to Title 3 M.R.S.A., §154, I am withdrawing my nomination of The Honorable Richard A. Nass of Acton for appointment as a member of the Maine Board of Tax Appeals.

 

This nomination is currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation.  I am withdrawing my nomination pending enactment of the FY '18-'19 Biennial Budget.  As you know, my biennial budget proposal eliminates the Maine Board of Tax Appeals and related administrative structure as of October 1, 2017.  Pursuant to this proposal, starting July 1, 2017, all Maine Revenue Services reconsideration decisions may be appealed directly to Superior Court.  Because the budget initiative eliminates the Board and provides that the terms of its members expire on October 1, 2017, I feel that it is premature to move forward with this nomination until the biennial budget is enacted.

 

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 29)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

January 23, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Pursuant to my authority under House Rule 201.1 (H), I appoint Representative John L. Martin of Eagle Lake to serve as Speaker Pro Tem to convene the House on January 24, 2017.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 25)

 

State of Maine

One Hundred and Twenty Eighth Legislature

House Committee on

House Rules

 

January 24, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

This is to inform you that the Committee on House Rules met on January 18, 2017 and voted unanimously to report the following:

 

Ought Not to Pass

H.O. 14           House Order, To Amend House Rule 525

 

Indefinitely Postpone

H.O. 12           House Order, To Amend House Rule 525

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Representative Jared F. Golden, Chair

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 27)

 

Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority

15 Terminal Road, Suite 200

Brunswick, Maine  04011

 

January 18, 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 MRSA, §12023, please consider this the letter of transmittal for the required report from the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority due by February 1, 2017.

 

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

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Jeffrey K. Jordan

Deputy Director

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 28)

 

STATE OF MAINE

DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL

AND FINANCIAL REGULATION

BUREAU OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

36 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0036

 

January 17, 2017

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau, President of the Senate

Honorable Sara Gideon, Speaker of the House

128th Maine Legislature

State House

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear President Thibodeau and Speaker Gideon:

 

In accordance with Title 9-B MRSA §217, as amended, enclosed please find a copy of the Annual Report from the Superintendent of the Bureau of Financial Institutions to the Legislature.  This Annual Report contains statistical information for financial institutions doing business in Maine.

 

In the event that you may have any questions regarding the information contained in this Report, the Bureau would be pleased to respond.  This Report will also be available in electronic format at www.maine.gov/pfr/financialinstitutions.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Lloyd P. LaFountain III

Superintendent

 

 

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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 30)

 

Maine Human Rights Commission

19 UNION STREET

Augusta, Maine 04330

 

January 25, 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. §12023, please consider this the letter of transmittal for the required report from the Maine Human Rights Commission due by February 1, 2017.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Amy M. Sneirson

Executive Director

 

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 31)

 

MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY

CASTINE, MAINE  04420

 

January 19, 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 Maine Maritime Academy due by February 1, 2017.

 

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

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Petra Carver

Vice President for Financial and

Institutional Services for Maine Maritime Academy

 

 

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            (2-8)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 52)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

January 19, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

In accordance with 3 MRSA §158 and Joint Rule 506 of the 128th Maine Legislature, please be advised that the Senate today confirmed the following nomination:

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Judiciary, the nomination of the Honorable Joseph M. Jabar of Waterville for reappointment as a Supreme Judicial Court Justice.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Reduce Food Insecurity"

(H.P. 129)  (L.D. 173)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, DUNPHY of Old Town, Speaker GIDEON of Freeport, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, JORGENSEN of Portland, Senators: DILL of Penobscot, JACKSON of Aroostook, KATZ of Kennebec.

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Limit the Use of Pesticides on School Grounds"

(H.P. 130)  (L.D. 174)

 

Sponsored by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DEVIN of Newcastle, HICKMAN of Winthrop, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, O'NEIL of Saco, RYKERSON of Kittery, TEPLER of Topsham, Senators: CARSON of Cumberland, MILLETT of Cumberland.

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Regulation of Rabbit Production for Local Consumption"

(H.P. 131)  (L.D. 175)

 

Sponsored by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, DEVIN of Newcastle, HICKMAN of Winthrop, MADIGAN of Waterville, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, O'NEIL of Saco, STEARNS of Guilford, TEPLER of Topsham.

 

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

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to Disability Retirement Benefits Administered by the Maine Public Employees Retirement System"

(H.P. 132)  (L.D. 176)

 

Sponsored by Representative FOLEY of Wells.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: GERRISH of Lebanon, HANLEY of Pittston, HYMANSON of York, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, PRESCOTT of Waterboro, Senator: WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Remove the Age Penalty for State Retirees Working at State Correctional Institutions That Are Closing"

(H.P. 133)  (L.D. 177)

 

Sponsored by Representative ALLEY of Beals.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: DUNPHY of Old Town, FECTEAU of Biddeford, GOLDEN of Lewiston, HICKMAN of Winthrop, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, PERRY of Calais, STANLEY of Medway, TUCKER of Brunswick.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Provide Jobs, Improve Road Infrastructure and Protect Water Resources"

(H.P. 134)  (L.D. 178)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot and Representatives: BATTLE of South Portland, BERRY of Bowdoinham, DUCHESNE of Hudson, HILLIARD of Belgrade, MAREAN of Hollis, POULIOT of Augusta, STEARNS of Guilford, Senator: SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Make Creating a Police Standoff a Class E Crime"

(H.P. 135)  (L.D. 179)

 

Sponsored by Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: DILLINGHAM of Oxford, GOLDEN of Lewiston, HANINGTON of Lincoln, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, NADEAU of Winslow, PERKINS of Oakland, SCHNECK of Bangor, Senator: KATZ of Kennebec.

 

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

 

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            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Enhance Higher Education in Maine through the Creation of a Unified Board of Higher Education"

(H.P. 136)  (L.D. 180)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, GINZLER of Bridgton, POULIOT of Augusta, SAMPSON of Alfred, STEWART of Presque Isle, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Improve Teacher Preparation Programs"

(H.P. 137)  (L.D. 181)

 

Sponsored by Representative FULLER of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Representative: McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Protect Firefighters by Establishing a Prohibition on the Sale and Distribution of New Upholstered Furniture Containing Certain Flame-retardant Chemicals"

(H.P. 138)  (L.D. 182)

 

Sponsored by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle.

Cosponsored by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle, Senator BREEN of Cumberland and Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, BLUME of York, PIERCE of Dresden, RYKERSON of Kittery, SPEAR of South Thomaston, THERIAULT of China, ZEIGLER of Montville, Senator: BELLOWS of Kennebec.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-11)  Bill "An Act Requiring the Use of the Electronic Death Registration System"

(H.P. 139)  (L.D. 183)

 

Sponsored by Representative VACHON of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: BICKFORD of Auburn, FOLEY of Wells, GERRISH of Lebanon, O'NEIL of Saco, STANLEY of Medway, STROM of Pittsfield, WHITE of Washburn, Senator: JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Allow Hospitals To More Efficiently Monitor the Prescribing of Controlled Substances by Amending the Laws Governing Access to Prescription Monitoring Information"

(H.P. 140)  (L.D. 184)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CHACE of Durham, HARVELL of Farmington, HEAD of Bethel, HYMANSON of York, NADEAU of Winslow.

 

            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Pilot Project for Medicaid Reimbursement for Acupuncture Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders"

(H.P. 141)  (L.D. 185)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CHACE of Durham, HARVELL of Farmington, HEAD of Bethel, NADEAU of Winslow, PERRY of Calais.

 

            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Improve Peer Support Services"

(H.P. 142)  (L.D. 186)

 

Sponsored by Representative GATTINE of Westbrook.

Cosponsored by Representative: HAMANN of South Portland.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-15)  Resolve, To Establish a Commission To Simplify Maine's Fishing Rules

(H.P. 143)  (L.D. 187)

 

Sponsored by Representative DUNPHY of Old Town.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, COREY of Windham, DUCHESNE of Hudson, NADEAU of Winslow, WARREN of Hallowell, WOOD of Greene, Senator: CYRWAY of Kennebec.

 

            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Allow Dipping for Smelt on King Pond in Hancock County" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 144)  (L.D. 188)

 

Sponsored by Representative LYFORD of Eddington.

Cosponsored by Representatives: PIERCE of Dresden, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, STEARNS of Guilford, WOOD of Greene.

 

            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Allow Bird Hunting on Sunday in Aroostook County and Unorganized Townships in Western Maine"

(H.P. 145)  (L.D. 189)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAGGAN of Hampden.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: HILLIARD of Belgrade, PIERCE of Dresden, STEWART of Presque Isle, STROM of Pittsfield, Senators: JACKSON of Aroostook, WOODSOME of York.

 

            (3-18)  Bill "An Act To Allow Spearfishing for Northern Pike in Sebago Lake"

(H.P. 146)  (L.D. 190)

 

Sponsored by Representative ORDWAY of Standish.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: COREY of Windham, GINZLER of Bridgton, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HARRINGTON of Sanford, PICKETT of Dixfield, STEWART of Presque Isle, TURNER of Burlington, Senator: DIAMOND of Cumberland.

 

            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Authorize 3-day All-terrain Vehicle Registration Reciprocity with the Provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec"

(H.P. 147)  (L.D. 191)

 

Sponsored by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, DUCHESNE of Hudson, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, NADEAU of Winslow, WHITE of Washburn, Senators: CARPENTER of Aroostook, CYRWAY of Kennebec.

 

            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Eliminate the Authority of Game Wardens To Violate the Hunting and Fishing Laws When Carrying Out the Duties of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife"

(H.P. 174)  (L.D. 241)

 

Sponsored by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Require Insurance Coverage for Hearing Aids"

(H.P. 148)  (L.D. 192)

 

Sponsored by Representative HANDY of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec and Representatives: BROOKS of Lewiston, LAWRENCE of South Berwick, RECKITT of South Portland, SHEATS of Auburn, SYLVESTER of Portland.

 

            (3-22)  Bill "An Act To Protect Individual Retirement Accounts from Creditor Collection"

(H.P. 149)  (L.D. 193)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHACE of Durham.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, COREY of Windham, FREDETTE of Newport, GILLWAY of Searsport, HILLIARD of Belgrade, MALABY of Hancock, THERIAULT of China, Senator: LIBBY of Androscoggin.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-23)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Equity in the Awarding of Compensation for Tort Claims"

(H.P. 150)  (L.D. 194)

 

Sponsored by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: GUERIN of Glenburn, LOCKMAN of Amherst, STEARNS of Guilford, WALLACE of Dexter, WARD of Dedham.

 

            (3-24)  Bill "An Act Amending the So-called 'Good Samaritan' Laws"

(H.P. 151)  (L.D. 195)

 

Sponsored by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford and Representatives: GUERIN of Glenburn, LOCKMAN of Amherst, MOONEN of Portland, PICKETT of Dixfield, STEARNS of Guilford, TUELL of East Machias, WADSWORTH of Hiram, WARD of Dedham.

 

            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Protect Personal Information of Participants in a Community Well-being Check Program"

(H.P. 152)  (L.D. 196)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CHACE of Durham, HARVELL of Farmington, HEAD of Bethel, HYMANSON of York, NADEAU of Winslow.

 

            (3-26)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Explicitly Protect against Sex Discrimination

(H.P. 153)  (L.D. 197)

 

Sponsored by Representative RECKITT of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc and Representatives: BATTLE of South Portland, BROOKS of Lewiston, JORGENSEN of Portland, PARKER of South Berwick, RILEY of Jay, TALBOT ROSS of Portland, Senator: MILLETT of Cumberland.

 

            (3-27)  Bill "An Act To Protect Landlords from Lawsuits for Damage or Harm Caused by Assistance Animals"

(H.P. 154)  (L.D. 198)

 

Sponsored by Representative ORDWAY of Standish.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York and Representatives: HANINGTON of Lincoln, HARRINGTON of Sanford, KINNEY of Limington, PICKETT of Dixfield, STETKIS of Canaan, STEWART of Presque Isle, TURNER of Burlington, Senator: COLLINS of York.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-28)  Bill "An Act To Implement Decibel Limits for Mechanical Rockweed Harvesters"

(H.P. 155)  (L.D. 199)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell.

Cosponsored by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, BABBIDGE of Kennebunk, BATTLE of South Portland, BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland, BERRY of Bowdoinham, BLUME of York, Senators: CARSON of Cumberland, CHENETTE of York.

 

            (3-29)  Bill "An Act To Allow Certain Municipal Shellfish Conservation Wardens To Seize and Sell Marine Organisms Taken in Violation of a Shellfish Conservation Ordinance"

(H.P. 156)  (L.D. 200)

 

Sponsored by Representative SIMMONS of Waldoboro.

Cosponsored by Representatives: O'CONNOR of Berwick, PIERCE of Dresden, SPEAR of South Thomaston.

 

            (3-30)  Bill "An Act To Provide Flexibility in the Purchase of Lobster and Crab Trap Tags"

(H.P. 157)  (L.D. 201)

 

Sponsored by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle.

 

            (3-31)  Bill "An Act To Abolish Municipal Shellfish Ordinances"

(H.P. 158)  (L.D. 202)

 

Sponsored by Representative SIMMONS of Waldoboro.

Cosponsored by Representatives: O'CONNOR of Berwick, PIERCE of Dresden.

 

            (3-32)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Statewide Scallop Harvesting Limit and Extend the Scallop Season"

(H.P. 172)  (L.D. 233)

 

Sponsored by Representative ALLEY of Beals.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: DEVIN of Newcastle, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, PERRY of Calais, Senator: LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

            Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-33)  Bill "An Act To Opt Out of Federal Daylight Saving Time and To Ask the United States Secretary of Transportation To Place the State in the Atlantic Time Zone"

(H.P. 159)  (L.D. 203)

 

Sponsored by Representative BAILEY of Saco.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DILLINGHAM of Oxford, TUELL of East Machias.

 

            (3-34)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Status of a Certain Section of the Pelletier Road in the Town of Frenchville as a Town Way"

(H.P. 173)  (L.D. 234)

 

Sponsored by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-35)  Bill "An Act To Exempt Veterans with ALS from the Excise Tax on Automobiles"

(H.P. 160)  (L.D. 204)

 

Sponsored by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Senator CARSON of Cumberland and Representatives: DEVIN of Newcastle, DUCHESNE of Hudson, FAY of Raymond, HANINGTON of Lincoln, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MAREAN of Hollis, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, WARD of Dedham.

 

            (3-36)  Bill "An Act To Exempt Certain International Athletic Competition Prizes from Maine Income Tax"

(H.P. 161)  (L.D. 205)

 

Sponsored by Representative ORDWAY of Standish.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: GERRISH of Lebanon, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HARRINGTON of Sanford, KINNEY of Limington, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, PICKETT of Dixfield, STEWART of Presque Isle, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            (3-37)  Bill "An Act To Exempt Feminine Hygiene Products from Sales Tax"

(H.P. 162)  (L.D. 206)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.  (BY REQUEST)

Cosponsored by Representatives: DeCHANT of Bath, TEPLER of Topsham, Senator BREEN of Cumberland and Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, BICKFORD of Auburn, COOPER of Yarmouth, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HANLEY of Pittston, HEAD of Bethel, Senators: DIAMOND of Cumberland, DILL of Penobscot.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-38)  Resolve, To Designate a Bridge in East Machias as the Norman E. Bagley Memorial Bridge

(H.P. 163)  (L.D. 207)

 

Sponsored by Representative TUELL of East Machias.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, PERRY of Calais, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            (3-39)  Bill "An Act To Add Vehicles Hauling Animal Bedding to Those Exempt from Posted Road Restrictions" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 164)  (L.D. 208)

 

Sponsored by Representative KINNEY of Knox.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, DUNPHY of Old Town, GILLWAY of Searsport, HICKMAN of Winthrop, MAREAN of Hollis, SKOLFIELD of Weld, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, Senator: DILL of Penobscot.

 

            (3-40)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Temporary Sign Usage"

(H.P. 165)  (L.D. 209)

 

Sponsored by Representative PARRY of Arundel.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BRYANT of Windham, GILLWAY of Searsport, McLEAN of Gorham, Senators: COLLINS of York, MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

            (3-41)  Bill "An Act To Allow Disabled Veterans To Have More Than One Set of Disabled Veteran License Plates"

(H.P. 166)  (L.D. 210)

 

Sponsored by Representative WALLACE of Dexter.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, FARRIN of Norridgewock, KINNEY of Limington, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, TURNER of Burlington, Senator: DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

            (3-42)  Bill "An Act To Require a State Automobile Inspection Biannually"

(H.P. 167)  (L.D. 211)

 

Sponsored by Representative CEBRA of Naples.

Cosponsored by Representative STEARNS of Guilford and Representatives: DILLINGHAM of Oxford, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HARRINGTON of Sanford, PARRY of Arundel, SANDERSON of Chelsea.

 

            (3-43)  Bill "An Act To Allow Extra Lights on the Front of a Motorcycle"

(H.P. 175)  (L.D. 242)

 

Sponsored by Representative STANLEY of Medway.  (BY REQUEST)

Cosponsored by Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, HICKMAN of Winthrop, NADEAU of Winslow.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-44)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Require That Signatures on a Direct Initiative of Legislation Come from Each State Senatorial District

(H.P. 168)  (L.D. 212)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: FARRIN of Norridgewock, FREDETTE of Newport, HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor, O'CONNOR of Berwick, PARRY of Arundel, SANDERSON of Chelsea, STETKIS of Canaan, WARD of Dedham.

 

            (3-45)  Bill "An Act To Provide Funds for Access for Veterans Seeking Health Care" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 169)  (L.D. 213)

 

Sponsored by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin and Representatives: CASÁS of Rockport, FARRIN of Norridgewock, HANINGTON of Lincoln, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, TEPLER of Topsham, Senator: COLLINS of York.

Approved for introduction by a majority of the Legislative Council pursuant to Joint Rule 205.

 

            (3-46)  Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Streamline Veterans' Licensing and Certification (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 170)  (L.D. 214)

 

Sponsored by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: CASÁS of Rockport, FARRIN of Norridgewock, HANINGTON of Lincoln, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, Senators: COLLINS of York, LIBBY of Androscoggin, MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-47)  Bill "An Act To Require a License for the Possession, Sale, Cultivation or Transportation of Marijuana for Recreational Use"

(H.P. 171)  (L.D. 215)

 

Sponsored by Representative BATTLE of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator DOW of Lincoln and Representatives: DEVIN of Newcastle, DILLINGHAM of Oxford, FARRIN of Norridgewock, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HARRINGTON of Sanford, HARVELL of Farmington, POULIOT of Augusta, WHITE of Washburn.

 

            Joint Select Committee on MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IMPLEMENTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 18)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Jennifer L. DeChant of Bath be excused January 5 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative David G. Haggan of Hampden be excused January 17 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Richard S. Malaby of Hancock be excused January 10 and 11 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Harold L. Stewart III of Presque Isle be excused January 19 for personal reasons.

 

 

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            (4-2)  On motion of Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston, the following House Order:  (H.O. 19)

 

            ORDERED, that the House Rules be amended by amending House Rule 109 by adding at the end a new paragraph to read:

 

The taking of photographs, videotaping or recording on the floor of the House is prohibited, except that a member may request, on a case-by-case basis, permission to be photographed, videotaped or recorded as that member is addressing the House, which may be permitted only with the consent of at least one fifth of the members present.  This paragraph does not apply to the videotaping of House proceedings approved by the Legislative Council and made available on the Maine State Legislature's website.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Andrew Walker, of West Gardiner, 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 service project, Andrew built a large costume rack for the storage room at Gardiner Area High School and also painted the school's little theater.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

 

(SLS 27)

 

 

            (5-2)  Phil Nadeau, of Lewiston, who is retiring as Deputy City Administrator for the City of Lewiston.  Mr. Nadeau has worked a total of 23 years in public administration, 5 years as Town Manager for the Town of Richmond and 18 years with the City of Lewiston.  In addition to assisting with municipal operations and special projects, Mr. Nadeau has served as the city's Labor-Risk Management Director, Chief Union Negotiator and Freedom of Information Officer. He has also served as Chair of the Lewiston-Auburn Water Pollution Control Authority, Chair of the Lewiston-Auburn Transit Committee, Vice Chair for Healthy Androscoggin and as a member of the State Advisory Committee for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.  Most notably, Mr. Nadeau has served as the City's primary contact for immigrant and refugee policy, programming and services since 2001.  We extend to Mr. Nadeau our congratulations on his retirement, and we offer him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 29)

 

 

            (5-3)  Richard Speer, of Auburn, who is retiring as Director of the Lewiston Public Library after more than 30 years of service.  In his time as Director, Mr. Speer oversaw the expansion of the library from 13,000 square feet to 46,000 square feet, including the completion of the Marsden Hartley Cultural Center, as well as the library's entry into the computer and digital age.  He received both a 2004 Librarian Award from The New York Times recognizing him for outstanding community service and the 2008 ProQuest/SIRS Intellectual Freedom Award.  We send Mr. Speer our congratulations and best wishes on his retirement;

 

(SLS 30)

 

 

            (5-4)  Emma Baillargeon, of Lewiston, who is celebrating her 100th Birthday on January 17, 2017.  Ms. Baillargeon worked in Lewiston's mills and shoe shops, volunteered for local organizations and provided child care in addition to raising her own 5 children.  We extend to Ms. Baillargeon our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 31)

 

 

            (5-5)  Joanne McMahon, of Brunswick, for her honorable service to her community.  After attending Salve Regina University, Ms. McMahon joined the United States Navy Nurse Corps and spent more than 20 years on active duty.  She became an advocate and speaker for military families and parents of children with developmental disabilities.  She serves on the family advisory council at Independence Association in Brunswick and on the board of Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, and she is also a cofounder of Veterans No Boundaries.  In addition to her Navy career, Ms. McMahon has worked as a school nurse and substitute teacher and is currently the Health Occupations instructor at Region 10 Technical High School in Brunswick.  She embodies the spirit of volunteerism, activism and altruism.  We commend Ms. McMahon on her dedication to her community and the lives of those around her, and we send her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 32)

 

 

            (5-6)  Nathan M. Ingersoll, of Calais, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 132, 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 service project, Nathan built a much-needed outhouse and fixed 3 campsites on Ledge Island in Crawford Lake.  We extend our congratulations to Nathan on this achievement;

 

(SLS 33)

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-7)  Kerri Sue Leonard-Ellison, of Old Town.  A graduate of Old Town High School, the University of Maine and Northeastern University, Ms. Leonard-Ellison worked as a neonatal intensive care nurse in Maine and Massachusetts.  She was also very involved in her community, serving as Parent-Teacher Association President and serving 7 years on the Easton Area School Board as well as spending many hours doing volunteer work.  Ms. Leonard-Ellison will be sadly missed by her loving family and many friends;

 

(SLS 28)

 

 

            (5-8)  Richard "Butch" Clark, of Canaan.  Mr. Clark graduated from Skowhegan High School and served 2 years in the armed services.  He was the owner of Clark's Milk Transport, which hauls milk for dairy farmers in central Maine.  Over the years the company grew to a fleet of 6 tanker trucks and was known for its reliability and service.  Mr. Clark was a member of the Canaan Grange, the Canaan Farmers Hall and Canaan Calvary Church.  He will be sadly missed by his loving family and his many friends and customers;

 

(SLS 34)

 

 

            (5-9)  Barbara Ann Frost, of Otis.  Mrs. Frost loved hosting holiday gatherings, celebrations and parties and dancing, traveling and boating.  She will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends;

 

(HLS 32)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock, Senator LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-10)  David R. Hazen, of Dedham.  Mr. Hazen was employed in retail management and enjoyed cruising on his motorcycle, working on his property and boating, among other pursuits.  He will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, friends and colleagues;

 

(HLS 33)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-11)  Jason Anthony Lambert, of Dedham.  Mr. Lambert was a professional painter, working with his father.  He enjoyed hunting, music, gardening and being with friends, and was always willing to help those in need.  He will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends;

 

(HLS 34)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-12)  Lloyd E. Turner, of East Orland, a veteran of the United States Navy.  During World War II, Mr. Turner worked as a welder for South Portland Shipyard until he graduated from Portland High School.  He then served in the United States Navy Combat Aircrew in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  He was later employed at the Bucksport Paper Mill, where he worked for 46 years.  He was a member of the Verona Island American Legion and the Masons.  Mr. Turner will be long remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 67 years, Gloria, and his family and friends;

 

(HLS 35)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-13)  Milton "Butch" DeBarge, of Orland.  Mr. DeBarge joined the United States Navy and served on the U.S.S. Vulcan during the Vietnam War.  After his service, he became a mechanic and held memberships in many civic organizations, including the American Legion, the Elks Club and the Italian Club of Massachusetts.  Mr. DeBarge will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends;

 

(HLS 36)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-14)  Ruth A. Saunders, of Orland.  Ms. Saunders worked at and retired from the Department of Transportation garage in Ellsworth.  She was a member of the North Orland Victory Grange, and she traveled extensively throughout the United States.  Ms. Saunders will be sadly missed by her loving family and many friends;

 

(HLS 37)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-15)  Barbara Anne Ferden, of Penobscot.  Ms. Ferden worked for Southern New Hampshire University and the University of Florida.  For many years, she provided customer service at Downeast Graphics.  Ms. Ferden will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family, friends and colleagues;

 

(HLS 38)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Ought to Pass as Amended - Orders

 

            (6-1)  Representative GOLDEN from the Committee on HOUSE RULES on House Order, To Amend House Rules by adding a new subsection 14 regarding Roll Call voting percentages

(H.O. 16)

 

            Reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-2).

 

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            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on HOUSE RULES reporting Ought Not to Pass on House Order To Amend the House Rule Regarding Reconsideration

(H.O. 10)

 

 

            Signed:

 

            Representatives:
                                    GOLDEN of Lewiston
                                    MARTIN of Eagle Lake
                                    BERRY of Bowdoinham
                                    SHERMAN of Hodgdon

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass on same House Order.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    MAREAN of Hollis

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

            In accordance with House Rule 519, the following item appeared on the Consent Calendar for the First Day:

TELL ROB TO ENACT ON 1/25

 

            (7-1)  (H.P. 66)  (L.D. 88) Bill "An Act To Delay the Implementation of Certain Portions of the Marijuana Legalization Act" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-1)

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Tuesday, January 24, 2017, have preference in the Orders of the Day and continue with such preference until disposed of as provided by House Rule 502.

 

 

1.         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)

 

(Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested)

TABLED - January 19, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GATTINE of Westbrook.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Mining of Massive Sulfide Ore Deposits on State Lands"

(H.P. 117)  (L.D. 159)

 

(Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested)

TABLED - January 19, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative TUCKER of Brunswick.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         Bill "An Act To Require Tamper-evident Packaging for Recreational Marijuana Products"

(H.P. 122)  (L.D. 164)

 

(Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT suggested)

TABLED - January 19, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         Resolve, To Authorize the Transfer of State-owned Property to the Town of St. Agatha

(H.P. 109)  (L.D. 151)

 

(Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested)

TABLED - January 19, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         Bill "An Act Regarding the Eviction Process"

(S.P. 55)  (L.D. 136)

 

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

TABLED - January 19, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - REFERENCE IN CONCURRENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 26, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Place of Imprisonment of Certain Prisoners"

(S.P. 63)  (L.D. 217)

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Curb Drunk Driving by Prohibiting a Person Convicted of Operating Under the Influence from Purchasing Alcohol"

(S.P. 71)  (L.D. 225)

 

            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 Amend the Mathematics Requirements for High School Graduation"

(S.P. 74)  (L.D. 228)

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit an Electric Utility from Charging a Customer for Using an Electromechanical Meter"

(S.P. 75)  (L.D. 229)

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Increase Transparency in Maine's Electricity Market"

(S.P. 86)  (L.D. 240)

 

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

 

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            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Exclude Cardboard Beverage Containers from the Laws Governing Returnable Beverage Containers"

(S.P. 73)  (L.D. 227)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Prioritize Use of Available Resources in General Assistance Programs"

(S.P. 65)  (L.D. 219)

 

            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Align Time Limits in the Municipal General Assistance Program and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program"

(S.P. 66)  (L.D. 220)

 

            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Municipality of Responsibility for General Assistance Applicants Released from a State Correctional Facility or County Jail Facility"

(S.P. 67)  (L.D. 221)

 

            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Determine When the Remains of Deceased Persons May Be Considered Abandoned"

(S.P. 69)  (L.D. 223)

 

            (1-11)  Bill "An Act To Protect and Improve the Health of Maine Citizens and the Economy of Maine" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 72)  (L.D. 226)

 

            (1-12)  Bill "An Act To Increase Access to Head Start"

(S.P. 76)  (L.D. 230)

 

            (1-13)  Bill "An Act To Establish an Exemption to the 30-day Supply Limitation on Certain Pain Medication"

(S.P. 78)  (L.D. 232)

 

            (1-14)  Bill "An Act To Require National Banks To Cooperate in the Administration of the General Assistance Program"

(S.P. 85)  (L.D. 239)

 

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

 

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            (1-15)  Bill "An Act Regarding Maine's Moose Lottery"

(S.P. 68)  (L.D. 222)

 

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

 

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            (1-16)  Bill "An Act To Establish a State Bank"

(S.P. 83)  (L.D. 237)

 

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

 

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            (1-17)  Bill "An Act To Reduce Criminal Justice System Costs by Allowing Arraignments and Hearings in the Unified Criminal Docket To Be Held by Means of Audiovisual Telecommunications"

(S.P. 64)  (L.D. 218)

 

            (1-18)  Bill "An Act Regarding Actions for Failure To Follow Condominium Association Requirements"

(S.P. 70)  (L.D. 224)

 

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

 

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            (1-19)  Bill "An Act To Repeal the Service Provider Tax"

(S.P. 79)  (L.D. 235)

 

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

 

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            (1-20)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Erect Signs on Interstate 95 Directing Motorists to Lincoln

(S.P. 62)  (L.D. 216)

 

            (1-21)  Bill "An Act To Update Accessibility Requirements on Highways"

(S.P. 80)  (L.D. 236)

 

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

 

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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 26, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Delay the Implementation of Certain Portions of the Marijuana Legalization Act

(H.P. 66)  (L.D. 88)
(C. "A" H-1)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  This being an emergency measure, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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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 26, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 87)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the House and Senate adjourn they do so until the call of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, respectively, when there is a need to conduct business, or consider possible objections of the Governor.

 

 

            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 26, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Change the Oversight Agency for Recreational Marijuana from the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations and To Allocate Funds for Implementation" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 176)  (L.D. 243)

 

Sponsored by Speaker GIDEON of Freeport.

Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo and Representatives: FREDETTE of Newport, GOLDEN of Lewiston, HERBIG of Belfast, Senators: CUSHING of Penobscot, JACKSON of Aroostook, LIBBY of Androscoggin, MASON of Androscoggin.

Approved for introduction by a majority of the Legislative Council pursuant to Joint Rule 205.

 

            Joint Select Committee on MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IMPLEMENTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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