Table of Contents

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

 


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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


 

10th Legislative Day

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Honorable Thomas H. Skolfield, Weld.

 

            National Anthem by Gray-New Gloucester High School Band.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Jeffrey Thurlow, M.D., York.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, January 26, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 81)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING JANUARY 27TH AS EITC AWARENESS DAY

 

            WHEREAS, in order to promote the federal and Maine state earned income tax credit, which enhances family household budgets, we recognize January 27, 2017 as EITC Awareness Day; and

 

            WHEREAS, 4 of 5 people eligible for the credit claim it, which demonstrates the importance of raising awareness of this credit and urging individuals to find out if they qualify for it; and

 

            WHEREAS, throughout the State, IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers who are members of CA$H Maine and AARP Tax-Aide, a collaboration of 10 statewide coalitions including 50 nonprofit and for-profit partners, provide free federal and state tax preparation; and

 

            WHEREAS, since 2003, CA$H Maine has also educated hard-working families and individuals about programs in the community that can increase their income, reduce debt and build savings; and

 

            WHEREAS, in 2016, these volunteers helped Maine residents save more than $3,500,000 in tax filing fees and claim over $5,200,000 in earned income tax credits, returning over $21,200,000 to Maine residents in federal income tax refunds; 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 recognize January 27, 2017 as EITC Awareness Day; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That we send our appreciation to all the volunteers who participate in EITC Awareness Day for the benefit of Maine citizens and we urge participation in this worthy cause.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen the Maine Children's Growth Council"

(S.P. 17)  (L.D. 38)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Regulate the Growing of Marijuana"

(S.P. 77)  (L.D. 231)

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Joint Select Committee on MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IMPLEMENTATION and ordered printed.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act Regarding Transportation of Methadone Patients"

(H.P. 111)  (L.D. 153)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES in the House on January 19, 2017.

 

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

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 32)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

January 26, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt,

 

Pursuant to my authority under Title 38, Chapter 3, Subchapter 2-B, §568-B, 1, F, of the Maine Revised Statutes, I have appointed Peter Sarnacki of Castine to the Clean-up and Response Fund Review Board, effective immediately.

 

Please contact my office if you have any questions regarding this appointment.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 36)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

January 27, 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 Michael J. Timmons of Cumberland for appointment as a member of the Land for Maine's Future Board.

 

This nomination is currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

 

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 38)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

January 30, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Pursuant to my authority under Joint Order, HP 96, I am pleased to appoint the following members to the Joint Select Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation:

 

Teresa S. Pierce, Chair (D-Falmouth)

Kimberly J. Monaghan (D-Cape Elizabeth)

Scott M. Hamann (D-South Portland)

Craig V. Hickman (D-Winthrop)

Erik C. Jorgensen (D-Portland)

Lydia C. Blume (D-York)

Donald G. Marean (R-Hollis)†

Bruce A. Bickford (R-Auburn)

Lance Evans Harvell (R-Farmington)

Patrick W. Corey (R-Windham)

Michael D. Perkins (R-Oakland)

Kent Ackley (C-Monmouth)

†Ranking Republican Member

 

If you have any questions regarding these appointments please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 42)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

January 30, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

 

Pursuant to my authority, I have appointed the following members to serve on boards, committees, commissions, and councils:

 

Right to Know Advisory Committee, Title 1, MRSA, Ch. 13, Subchapter 1, §411.2-B

Representative Christopher W. Babbidge of Kennebunk to seat 2

 

Maine-Canadian Legislative Advisory Commission, Title 3, MRSA, Ch. 10, §227

Representative Kenneth Wade Fredette of Newport for seat 3

Representative Erik C. Jorgensen of Portland for seat 4

 

Maine Fire Protection Services Commission, Title 5, MRSA, Part 10-A, Ch. 319, §3371.2-B

Representative Catherine M. Nadeau of Winslow for seat 3

Representative Thomas R. W. Longstaff of Waterville for seat 4

Representative Timothy S. Theriault of China for seat 5

 

Maine Children’s Growth Council, Title 5, MRSA, Part 30, Ch. 621, §24001.3-B

Representative Richard R. Farnsworth of Portland to seat 3

Representative Heather W. Sirocki of Scarborough to seat 4

 

Board of Agriculture, Title 7, MRSA, Part 1, Ch. 5, §125.2-G

Representative Michelle Ann Dunphy of Old Town to seat 15

 

Citizen Trade Policy Commission, Title 10, MRSA, Part 1, Ch. 1-A, §11.4-A2

Representative Craig V. Hickman of Winthrop to seat 4

Representative Stephen S. Stanley of Medway to seat 5

Representative Stacey K. Guerin of Glenburn to seat 6

 

Advisory Committee on Dental Education, Title 20-A, MRSA, Part 5, Ch. 426, §12304.2-A

Representative Anne-Marie Mastraccio of Sanford to seat 6

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact my office.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 43)

 

SENATE OF MAINE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

 

January 30, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Pursuant to my authority under Joint Order, HP0096, I have made the following appointments to the Joint Select Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation:

 

Senator Roger J. Katz of Kennebec, Chair

Senator Kimberly C. Rosen of Hancock

Senator Joyce A. Maker of Washington

Senator Mark N. Dion of Cumberland

Senator Susan A. Deschambault of York

 

If you have any questions regarding these appointments, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Michael Thibodeau

President of the Senate

 

 

 

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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 33)

 

FINANCE AUTHORITY OF MAINE

94 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04332

 

January 26, 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 Finance Authority of Maine due February 1, 2017.

 

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

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Bruce Wagner

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 34)

 

STATE OF MAINE

LORING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF MAINE

154 DEVELOPMENT DRIVE, SUITE F

LIMESTONE, MAINE 04750

 

January 24, 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 Loring Development Authority of Maine due by February 1, 2017.

 

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

 

Thank you.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Carl W. Flora

President & CEO

 

 

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            (2-8)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 35)

 

Maine Venture Fund

P. O. Box 63

Newport, MAINE  04953

 

January 26, 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 attached "Report to Legislature for 2016" on behalf of the quasi-independent state entity, Small Enterprise Growth Board, due February 1, 2017.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Terri Wark

Office Operations Manager

Small Enterprise Growth Board

d/b/a Maine Venture Fund

 

 

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            (2-9)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 37)

 

Washington County Development Authority

 

January 18, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

Pursuant to 5 M.R.S.A., Section 12023, please consider this the letter of transmittal for the required report from the Washington County Development Authority due by February 1, 2017.

 

The WCDA was incorporated in 2003 with the purpose of redeveloping the former Navy Base in Cutler.  Several private developers have attempted to redevelop the commercial side of the base but were unsuccessful.  In 2015, Cutler North, LLC gifted the commercial side to the WCDA.  The Authority is working to bring the facility back into productive use.

 

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Betsy Fitzgerald

WCDA Chair

 

 

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            (2-10)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 39)

 

STATE OF MAINE

WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD

OFFICE OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CHAIR

442 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 100

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333­0027

 

January 11, 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

 

RE:      Annual report of the Workers' Compensation Board pursuant to 5 M.R.S.A.
            §12023(2)

 

Dear Speaker Gideon and President Thibodeau:

 

Pursuant to 5 M.R.S.A. §12023, please consider this the transmittal letter for the required report from the Workers' Compensation Board due by February 1, 2017.

 

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

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Paul H. Sighinolfi, Esq.

Executive Director/Chair

 

 

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            (2-11)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 40)

 

Maine Turnpike Authority

2360 Congress Street

Portland, Maine 04102

 

January 26, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Re: An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability and the Government Oversight Committee Regarding Quasi-Independent State Entities

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

Enclosed are the reports required under 5 M.R.S.A. §12023, due February 1, 2017.  The reports include: a list of all procurements in 2016 exceeding $10,000 for which competitive procurement was waived; a list of contributions made in 2016 that exceed $1,000; the revised policy on contributions that was updated in December 2016, and a resolution adopted by the Board on March 24, 2011 that discontinued making donations, restricted memberships and adopted a budget for contributions to approved organizations.

 

In 2016, the Maine Turnpike Authority made $86 million in payments to approximately 680 vendors.  The vast majority of these payments, approximately $77.5 million, were for competitively bid products or services or were legally or legislatively required.  The Authority sole-sourced approximately $8 million in 2016.  Most of these products or services were either proprietary in nature or were procured under long-term contracts.  As these long-term contracts expire, the Authority will seek competitive bids.

 

Respectfully,

 

S/Peter Mills

Executive Director

 

 

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            (2-12)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 41)

 

MAINE PORT AUTHORITY

16 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA MAINE  04333

 

January 30, 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, the Maine Port Authority is pleased to submit the following report to the Legislature, due by February 1, 2017.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/John H. Henshaw

Executive Director

 

 

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            (2-13)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 60)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

January 26, 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 Transportation, the nomination of John G. Melrose of Vassalboro for reappointment to the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority.

 

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 Clarify the Use of State Lands Designated for Conservation or Recreation Purposes"

(H.P. 177)  (L.D. 244)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville.

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Repeal the Affirmative Defense for Cruelty to Animals"

(H.P. 178)  (L.D. 245)

 

Sponsored by Representative CARDONE of Bangor.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: FOLEY of Wells, HANDY of Lewiston.

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Provide for the Adoption of Cats and Dogs Previously Used for Research Purposes"

(H.P. 179)  (L.D. 246)

 

Sponsored by Representative BAILEY of Saco.

 

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

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Retirement Laws Pertaining to Participating Local Districts"

(H.P. 180)  (L.D. 247)

 

Sponsored by Representative MADIGAN of Rumford.

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Invest in Maine's Rail Infrastructure and Expand Passenger Rail Service"

(H.P. 225)  (L.D. 292)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHEATS of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin and Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, BICKFORD of Auburn, BROOKS of Lewiston, FULLER of Lewiston, GOLDEN of Lewiston, HANDY of Lewiston, SYLVESTER of Portland, Senator: CHIPMAN of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-6)  Bill "An Act Regarding Law Enforcement Training for Former Military Police Officers"

(H.P. 181)  (L.D. 248)

 

Sponsored by Representative GUERIN of Glenburn.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, CASÁS of Rockport, FARRIN of Norridgewock, GOLDEN of Lewiston, JOHANSEN of Monticello, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, PICKETT of Dixfield, Senator: CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Fund and Enhance the Maine Diversion Alert Program" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 182)  (L.D. 249)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook and Representatives: McELWEE of Caribou, TUELL of East Machias.

 

            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Penalty for Aggravated Sex Trafficking"

(H.P. 183)  (L.D. 250)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock and Representatives: GERRISH of Lebanon, GROHMAN of Biddeford, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HANLEY of Pittston, HERRICK of Paris, ORDWAY of Standish, WARD of Dedham, Senator: VOLK of Cumberland.

 

            (3-9)  Bill "An Act Regarding Refusing To Submit to Arrest or Detention"

(H.P. 184)  (L.D. 251)

 

Sponsored by Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville.

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

 

            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Improve Safety in the Disposal of Expired Marine Flares"

(H.P. 185)  (L.D. 252)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, BLUME of York, DEVIN of Newcastle, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, TUELL of East Machias, Senator: VITELLI of Sagadahoc.

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Enhance Safety on School Property"

(H.P. 235)  (L.D. 321)

 

Sponsored by Representative COREY of Windham.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: BATTLE of South Portland, BICKFORD of Auburn, GERRISH of Lebanon, HARRINGTON of Sanford, HERRICK of Paris, PICKETT of Dixfield, STEARNS of Guilford, Senator: DIAMOND of Cumberland.

 

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

 

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            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Reintroduce Civics to High School Graduation Requirements"

(H.P. 236)  (L.D. 322)

 

Sponsored by Representative ORDWAY of Standish.

Cosponsored by Representative HARVELL of Farmington, Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland and Representatives: BATTLE of South Portland, HARRINGTON of Sanford, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, KINNEY of Limington, PICKETT of Dixfield, STETKIS of Canaan, TURNER of Burlington, Senator: VOLK of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Implement Electric Grid Reliability Recommendations"

(H.P. 188)  (L.D. 255)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville.

 

            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Continued Availability of High-speed Broadband Internet at Maine's Schools and Libraries"

(H.P. 189)  (L.D. 256)

 

Sponsored by Representative GROHMAN of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, FECTEAU of Biddeford, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, SKOLFIELD of Weld, Senator: CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Enable Municipalities Working with Utilities To Establish Microgrids"

(H.P. 190)  (L.D. 257)

 

Sponsored by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, GROHMAN of Biddeford, HARVELL of Farmington, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, RYKERSON of Kittery, TIPPING of Orono, TUELL of East Machias, Senator: CHIPMAN of Cumberland.

 

            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Charter of the Southwest Harbor Water and Sewer District"

(H.P. 191)  (L.D. 258)

 

Sponsored by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Limit Rates Charged by Competitive Electricity Providers"

(H.P. 192)  (L.D. 259)

 

Sponsored by Representative HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft.

Cosponsored by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin and Representatives: BATTLE of South Portland, DeCHANT of Bath, GROHMAN of Biddeford, HANLEY of Pittston, ORDWAY of Standish, RYKERSON of Kittery, Senators: DAVIS of Piscataquis, WOODSOME of York.

 

            (3-18)  Bill "An Act To Create the Maine Energy Office"

(H.P. 193)  (L.D. 260)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Representatives: GROHMAN of Biddeford, HARVELL of Farmington, O'CONNOR of Berwick, WADSWORTH of Hiram.

 

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

 

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            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Repeal the Maine Metallic Mineral Mining Act"

(H.P. 186)  (L.D. 253)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville.

 

            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Implement a Moratorium on Metallic Mineral Mining" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 187)  (L.D. 254)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-21)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Prepare for Implementation of the Federal Family First Prevention Services Act

(H.P. 194)  (L.D. 261)

 

Sponsored by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CHACE of Durham, CRAIG of Brewer, FOLEY of Wells, GUERIN of Glenburn, HARLOW of Portland, STROM of Pittsfield.

 

            (3-22)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen Kinship Care Opportunities"

(H.P. 195)  (L.D. 262)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville.

 

            (3-23)  Bill "An Act To Provide Additional Assistance for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Receiving Food Supplement Program Benefits"

(H.P. 196)  (L.D. 263)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAMANN of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator CHIPMAN of Cumberland and Representatives: DENNO of Cumberland, GATTINE of Westbrook, JORGENSEN of Portland, MADIGAN of Waterville, PARKER of South Berwick, PERRY of Calais, TEPLER of Topsham, Senator: MILLETT of Cumberland.

 

            (3-24)  Bill "An Act To Provide to Certain Benefit Recipients Information Regarding Personal Finance Planning and To Distribute Benefits More Frequently"

(H.P. 197)  (L.D. 264)

 

Sponsored by Representative RILEY of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: BROOKS of Lewiston, DENNO of Cumberland, MADIGAN of Waterville, SKOLFIELD of Weld.

 

            (3-25)  Bill "An Act Concerning Screening of Newborns for Lysosomal Storage Disorders"

(H.P. 198)  (L.D. 265)

 

Sponsored by Representative JOHANSEN of Monticello.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook and Representatives: BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, HARVELL of Farmington, McELWEE of Caribou, STEWART of Presque Isle, WARD of Dedham.

 

            (3-26)  Bill "An Act Regarding Funding for Children's Behavioral Health Day Treatment"

(H.P. 199)  (L.D. 266)

 

Sponsored by Representative VACHON of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, FARNSWORTH of Portland, GATTINE of Westbrook, HEAD of Bethel, HYMANSON of York, JORGENSEN of Portland, MALABY of Hancock, Senator: BRAKEY of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-27)  Resolve, To Increase Certain Chiropractic Reimbursement Rates under the MaineCare Program

(H.P. 200)  (L.D. 267)

 

Sponsored by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, LAWRENCE of South Berwick, STANLEY of Medway, Senators: BREEN of Cumberland, CHIPMAN of Cumberland, HILL of York.

 

            (3-28)  Bill "An Act To Restrict Cash Access for Electronic Benefit Transfer Cards"

(H.P. 201)  (L.D. 268)

 

Sponsored by Representative HANLEY of Pittston.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DILLINGHAM of Oxford, HANINGTON of Lincoln, MALABY of Hancock, PICKETT of Dixfield, SUTTON of Warren, WHITE of Washburn, Senator: DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

            (3-29)  Bill "An Act To Provide Training for Caregivers of Children with Autism and Related Disorders"

(H.P. 202)  (L.D. 269)

 

Sponsored by Representative STANLEY of Medway.

Cosponsored by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc and Representatives: COLLINGS of Portland, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HARLOW of Portland, SHERMAN of Hodgdon.

 

            (3-30)  Bill "An Act To Consolidate Administration of Kinship Care and Relative Placement Issues within the Department of Health and Human Services"

(H.P. 203)  (L.D. 270)

 

Sponsored by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CHACE of Durham, CRAIG of Brewer, FOLEY of Wells, GUERIN of Glenburn, HARLOW of Portland, STEWART of Presque Isle, STROM of Pittsfield, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            (3-31)  Bill "An Act for Providers across Multiple Sectors To Inquire of Clients and Customers about Former Military Service"

(H.P. 204)  (L.D. 271)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHEATS of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Senator CARSON of Cumberland and Representatives: CASÁS of Rockport, FARRIN of Norridgewock, GOLDEN of Lewiston, HANINGTON of Lincoln, MADIGAN of Rumford, RYKERSON of Kittery, Senator: CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

            (3-32)  Bill "An Act Requiring Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccinations for Teenagers"

(H.P. 205)  (L.D. 272)

 

Sponsored by Representative HYMANSON of York.

Cosponsored by Representatives: GATTINE of Westbrook, HEAD of Bethel, MALABY of Hancock, PERRY of Calais, VACHON of Scarborough, Senator: BREEN of Cumberland.

 

            (3-33)  Bill "An Act To Add an Exception to Prescription Monitoring Program Requirements"

(H.P. 206)  (L.D. 273)

 

Sponsored by Representative HYMANSON of York.

Cosponsored by Senator BREEN of Cumberland and Representatives: HEAD of Bethel, PERRY of Calais, VACHON of Scarborough.

 

            (3-34)  Bill "An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Working Group To Study Background Checks for Child Care Facilities and Providers"

(H.P. 207)  (L.D. 274)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York and Representatives: BAILEY of Saco, BERRY of Bowdoinham, GINZLER of Bridgton, GUERIN of Glenburn, HERRICK of Paris, RECKITT of South Portland, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, TUCKER of Brunswick.

 

            (3-35)  Bill "An Act To Fully Fund the Waiting List for the Home and Community Benefits for Members with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder Waiver"

(H.P. 237)  (L.D. 323)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: HANINGTON of Lincoln, HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor, NADEAU of Winslow, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, PICKETT of Dixfield, SIROCKI of Scarborough, SUTTON of Warren, VACHON of Scarborough.

 

            (3-36)  Bill "An Act To Allow Corrections Officers To Administer Naloxone"

(H.P. 238)  (L.D. 324)

 

Sponsored by Representative TIPPING of Orono.

Cosponsored by Representatives: GUERIN of Glenburn, WARD of Dedham, Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: CARDONE of Bangor, DUCHESNE of Hudson, DUNPHY of Old Town, FREY of Bangor, HANINGTON of Lincoln, REED of Carmel, SCHNECK of Bangor, Senator: DILL of Penobscot.

 

            (3-37)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Licensing of Family Foster Homes"

(H.P. 240)  (L.D. 326)

 

Sponsored by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FECTEAU of Biddeford, HAMANN of South Portland, HYMANSON of York, RECKITT of South Portland, SCHNECK of Bangor, TALBOT ROSS of Portland, VACHON of Scarborough.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-38)  Bill "An Act To Expand Disabled Veteran Eligibility for Complimentary Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Licenses"

(H.P. 208)  (L.D. 275)

 

Sponsored by Representative KINNEY of Limington.

Cosponsored by Senator CHENETTE of York and Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, LYFORD of Eddington, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, STEARNS of Guilford, WINSOR of Norway, WOOD of Greene, Senators: CYRWAY of Kennebec, HAMPER of Oxford.

 

            (3-39)  Bill "An Act To Require a Game Warden's Certificate To Kill Wild Animals Causing Damage to Crops or Orchards and Notification to Nearby Residents"

(H.P. 209)  (L.D. 276)

 

Sponsored by Representative PIERCE of Dresden.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, BLACK of Wilton, DUCHESNE of Hudson, HARLOW of Portland, PARRY of Arundel, PICKETT of Dixfield, STEARNS of Guilford, WOOD of Greene.

 

            (3-40)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Use of Helmets by Minors Riding in an All-terrain Vehicle with an Adult"

(H.P. 210)  (L.D. 277)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEARNS of Guilford.

Cosponsored by Representatives: GRIGNON of Athens, HANLEY of Pittston, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, LYFORD of Eddington, PIERCE of Dresden.

 

            (3-41)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Hunting Laws as They Pertain to the Training of Dogs" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 211)  (L.D. 278)

 

Sponsored by Representative ALLEY of Beals.

Cosponsored by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade, Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: BATTLE of South Portland, BLACK of Wilton, KINNEY of Limington, LYFORD of Eddington, MALABY of Hancock, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, TUELL of East Machias.

 

            (3-42)  Bill "An Act To Give Veterans Priority in the Issuance of Antlerless Deer Permits"

(H.P. 212)  (L.D. 279)

 

Sponsored by Representative SIMMONS of Waldoboro.

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

 

            (3-43)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Process for Distributing Any-deer Permits"

(H.P. 239)  (L.D. 325)

 

Sponsored by Representative RILEY of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford and Representatives: DUCHESNE of Hudson, GOLDEN of Lewiston, HANLEY of Pittston.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-44)  Bill "An Act To Include Tax-exempt, Nonprofit Regional Transportation Providers under the Maine Tort Claims Act" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 213)  (L.D. 280)

 

Sponsored by Representative FOLEY of Wells.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: CARDONE of Bangor, CHACE of Durham, GERRISH of Lebanon, MAREAN of Hollis, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, PARRY of Arundel, SAMPSON of Alfred, TUELL of East Machias.

 

            (3-45)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Percentage of Votes Needed for Condominium Governance"

(H.P. 214)  (L.D. 281)

 

Sponsored by Representative HYMANSON of York.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York and Representatives: FOLEY of Wells, JORGENSEN of Portland, MALABY of Hancock.

 

            (3-46)  Bill "An Act To Support Caregivers When Children Have Been Abandoned by Their Parents"

(H.P. 215)  (L.D. 282)

 

Sponsored by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, CHACE of Durham, GUERIN of Glenburn, HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor, MALABY of Hancock, NADEAU of Winslow, SIROCKI of Scarborough, STROM of Pittsfield.

 

            (3-47)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Jurisdictional Limits for Small Claims"

(H.P. 216)  (L.D. 283)

 

Sponsored by Representative SPEAR of South Thomaston.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, BABBIDGE of Kennebunk, DENNO of Cumberland, LAWRENCE of South Berwick, MADIGAN of Rumford, RYKERSON of Kittery, SHEATS of Auburn, SIMMONS of Waldoboro.

 

            (3-48)  Bill "An Act To Allow a Wrongful Death Cause of Action for the Death of a Viable Fetus"

(H.P. 241)  (L.D. 327)

 

Sponsored by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, GUERIN of Glenburn, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, STANLEY of Medway, SUTTON of Warren, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-49)  Bill "An Act Concerning Notification after a Security Breach"

(H.P. 217)  (L.D. 284)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEARNS of Guilford.

Cosponsored by Representatives: COREY of Windham, GINZLER of Bridgton, GRIGNON of Athens, LYFORD of Eddington, PIERCE of Dresden.

 

            (3-50)  Bill "An Act To Provide Funding for the Maine Coworking Development Fund"

(H.P. 218)  (L.D. 285)

 

Sponsored by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: BICKFORD of Auburn, GROHMAN of Biddeford, HERBIG of Belfast, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, Senator: VOLK of Cumberland.

 

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

 

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            (3-51)  Bill "An Act To Promote and Encourage the Sustainability of the Elver Fishery"

(H.P. 219)  (L.D. 286)

 

Sponsored by Representative SIMMONS of Waldoboro.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, O'CONNOR of Berwick, PIERCE of Dresden.

 

            (3-52)  Resolve, Prohibiting the Commissioner of Marine Resources from Adopting or Enforcing Certain Rules Limiting the Quantity of Smelts a Person May Take from the Coastal Waters of the State until after Completion of a Study

(H.P. 220)  (L.D. 287)

 

Sponsored by Representative HANLEY of Pittston.

Cosponsored by Representatives: PICKETT of Dixfield, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, WHITE of Washburn, Senator: VOLK of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-53)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Any Questions Regarding Criminal History on State Employment Applications"

(H.P. 221)  (L.D. 288)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHEATS of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: HANDY of Lewiston, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, SYLVESTER of Portland, WARREN of Hallowell, Senators: GRATWICK of Penobscot, LIBBY of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-54)  Bill "An Act To Provide Funds To Encourage Regional Planning and Reorganization"

(H.P. 242)  (L.D. 328)

 

Sponsored by Representative GRANT of Gardiner.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, GILLWAY of Searsport, MADIGAN of Rumford, MARTIN of Sinclair, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, SKOLFIELD of Weld, Senator: KATZ of Kennebec.

 

            (3-55)  Bill "An Act Concerning the Law Governing the Posting of Newspaper Legal Notices and the Statewide Repository for Legal Notices"

(H.P. 243)  (L.D. 329)

 

Sponsored by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: BRYANT of Windham, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, Senators: BELLOWS of Kennebec, CARPENTER of Aroostook, LIBBY of Androscoggin.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-56)  Bill "An Act To Extend the Veteran Property Tax Exemption to Veterans Who Have Served on Active Duty"

(H.P. 222)  (L.D. 289)

 

Sponsored by Representative STANLEY of Medway.

Cosponsored by Representatives: COLLINGS of Portland, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HARLOW of Portland, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            (3-57)  Bill "An Act To Phase Out the Insurance Premium Tax on Annuities"

(H.P. 223)  (L.D. 290)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHACE of Durham.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: BICKFORD of Auburn, FOLEY of Wells, GILLWAY of Searsport, HILLIARD of Belgrade, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, PIERCE of Dresden, WHITE of Washburn.

 

            (3-58)  Bill "An Act To Maintain the Income Tax Rate on Persons with Taxable Income above $200,000"

(H.P. 224)  (L.D. 291)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: BICKFORD of Auburn, BLACK of Wilton, HANINGTON of Lincoln, SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, SIROCKI of Scarborough, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, WHITE of Washburn, WINSOR of Norway.

 

            (3-59)  Bill "An Act To Provide an Income Tax Credit for Employer Contributions to Section 529 Qualified Tuition Programs"

(H.P. 244)  (L.D. 330)

 

Sponsored by Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: CARDONE of Bangor, FREY of Bangor, SCHNECK of Bangor.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-60)  Bill "An Act To Require Horse-drawn Carriages and Wagons To Be Equipped with Reflectors"

(H.P. 226)  (L.D. 293)

 

Sponsored by Representative STANLEY of Medway.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook and Representatives: COLLINGS of Portland, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HARLOW of Portland, JOHANSEN of Monticello, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            (3-61)  Resolve, To Name the Bridge over the Penobscot River in the Towns of Enfield and Howland King's Bridge (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 227)  (L.D. 294)

 

Sponsored by Representative HANINGTON of Lincoln.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot and Representatives: STANLEY of Medway, TURNER of Burlington, Senator: ROSEN of Hancock.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-62)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Requirements for a Political Party To Retain Qualified Party Status under the Election Laws"

(H.P. 228)  (L.D. 295)

 

Sponsored by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CASÁS of Rockport, DUNPHY of Old Town, HANINGTON of Lincoln, Senators: DILL of Penobscot, MASON of Androscoggin.

Submitted by the Secretary of State pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            (3-63)  Bill "An Act To Restrict Advertising of and Improve Fairness for State Lottery Games"

(H.P. 229)  (L.D. 296)

 

Sponsored by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, BLUME of York, HARLOW of Portland, HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach, O'CONNOR of Berwick, SPEAR of South Thomaston, Senators: CHIPMAN of Cumberland, MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

            (3-64)  Bill "An Act To Improve the Administration of Election Recounts"

(H.P. 230)  (L.D. 297)

 

Sponsored by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, DILLINGHAM of Oxford, HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, SCHNECK of Bangor, Senators: CYRWAY of Kennebec, MASON of Androscoggin, SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            (3-65)  Bill "An Act To Limit Agency Expenditures To Influence Elections"

(H.P. 231)  (L.D. 298)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville.

 

            (3-66)  Bill "An Act To Increase Voter Knowledge by Placing the Amount of the Total Current Bond Debt on Each Ballot That Contains a Bond Issue"

(H.P. 232)  (L.D. 299)

 

Sponsored by Representative SUTTON of Warren.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, CASÁS of Rockport, MALABY of Hancock, O'CONNOR of Berwick, PRESCOTT of Waterboro, SAMPSON of Alfred, SANDERSON of Chelsea, STETKIS of Canaan.

 

            (3-67)  Bill "An Act To Preserve Funding for the Maine Clean Election Act by Removing Gubernatorial Candidates from Eligibility"

(H.P. 233)  (L.D. 300)

 

Sponsored by Representative SUTTON of Warren.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: FARRIN of Norridgewock, HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor, PIERCE of Dresden, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-68)  Bill "An Act To Protect Children from Marijuana Sales by Prohibiting Retail Marijuana Establishments and Social Clubs near Schools" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 234)  (L.D. 301)

 

Sponsored by Representative HANDY of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland and Representatives: BABBIDGE of Kennebunk, FARNSWORTH of Portland, FULLER of Lewiston, GRANT of Gardiner, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, MADIGAN of Rumford, O'NEIL of Saco, TUELL of East Machias.

 

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

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Criminal Law Advisory Commission

 

 

            (3-69)  Representative WARREN for the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2 asks leave to report that the accompanying Bill "An Act Regarding Service of Criminal Process on Electronic Communication Service Providers and Remote Computing Service Providers" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 246)  (L.D. 332)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Probate and Trust Law Advisory Commission

 

 

            (3-70)  Representative MOONEN for the Probate and Trust Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 18-A, section 1-803, subsection 2 asks leave to report that the accompanying Bill "An Act To Correct the Maine Uniform Trust Code Concerning Certain Beneficiaries"

(H.P. 245)  (L.D. 331)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  the Cape Elizabeth High School Mock Trial Team, of Cape Elizabeth, which has won the 2016 Maine State High School Mock Trial Championship, its 7th championship victory in a row.  The team will represent Maine at the National High School Mock Trial Championship.  Members of the team are Maggie Pierce, Kinnon McGrath, Rose Baillie, Grace Roberts, Emelie Jarquin Manegold, Daphne te Boekhorst, Sophie Miller, Lilli Frame, Ollie Moon, Abby McFarland, Lilia Membrino, Lauren Cutter, Sarah Keniston, Jack Stewart, Dan Howard, Will Pearson, Emma Schoonover, Olivia Tighe, Colby Mayer, Sammi Vaughan, Marianna Godfrey, Libby Palanza, Chase Kozlowski, Cooper Hoffman and Drew Harrington; head attorney coach Dick O'Meara; attorney coaches Jon Sahrbeck and David Hillman; and teacher advisor/coach Mary Page.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes on this achievement;

 

(SLS 36)

 

 

            (5-2)  Doris Hodgkins, of Roxbury, who has received the Boston Post Cane, an honor given to the oldest citizen of a municipality.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ms. Hodgkins on this occasion;

 

(SLS 37)

 

 

            (5-3)  Tammy Goldfrank, of Kingfield, who has received a Spirit of America Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the award is presented to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We send our congratulations to Ms. Goldfrank on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 38)

 

 

            (5-4)  Frank Forster, of New Vineyard, who has received a Spirit of America Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the award is presented to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We send our congratulations to Mr. Forster on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 39)

 

 

            (5-5)  Harlan Clemens, of Chesterville, who has received a Spirit of America Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the award is presented to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We send our congratulations to Mr. Clemens on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 40)

 

 

            (5-6)  Jim McKenney, of Presque Isle, who has received the President's Award from the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce for his dedication to the chamber and The Aroostook Medical Center.  We congratulate Mr. McKenney on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 39)

Presented by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook, Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook, Representative JOHANSEN of Monticello, Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake, Representative MARTIN of Sinclair, Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield, Representative McELWEE of Caribou, Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon, Representative WHITE of Washburn.

 

 

            (5-7)  Darcie McCarthy, of Littleton, who received the Outstanding Youth Award at the State of Maine Agricultural Trades Show, sponsored by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.  We extend to Darcie our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 40)

Presented by Representative JOHANSEN of Monticello.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-8)  Michael Lynds, of Monticello, who was named Fireman of the Year for the Monticello Fire Department.  Mr. Lynds is a tanker operator and first responder who has been with the department since 2006.  We congratulate him on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 41)

Presented by Representative JOHANSEN of Monticello.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-9)  Dick Mynahan, of Lewiston, who is retiring after coaching varsity football at Lisbon High School for 30 years.  Mr. Mynahan also coached junior varsity and freshman teams for 16 years.  We extend to Mr. Mynahan our appreciation for his service to the youth of the State and offer him our congratulations on his retirement;

 

(HLS 44)

Presented by Representative MASON of Lisbon.

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

 

 

            (5-10)  Ann Shusta Labin, of Madison, who celebrated her 100th Birthday on January 16, 2017.  We extend to Mrs. Labin our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 45)

Presented by Representative FARRIN of Norridgewock.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset, Representative AUSTIN of Skowhegan.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-11)  the Honorable Robert Lewis Thorpe, a lifelong resident of Auburn.  Mr. Thorpe had a 40-year career with Harriman Associates, an architectural and engineering firm based in Auburn, serving as president for 8 years before retiring in 1991.  He served the City of Auburn as mayor, city councilor at-large and chair of the school committee.  He also served on the board of the Mid-Maine Waste Action Corporation as a representative of the city council, as a trustee of the Auburn Public Library, as president of the Lewiston-Auburn Railroad Corporation and as a board member of the Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council and of the Boys & Girls Club in Auburn.  Mr. Thorpe will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, friends and colleagues;

 

(HLS 42)

Presented by Representative BICKFORD of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin, Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin, Representative MELARAGNO of Auburn, Representative SHEATS of Auburn, Representative HANDY of Lewiston, Representative FULLER of Lewiston, Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston, Representative BROOKS of Lewiston.

 

 

            (5-12)  Robert Arthur Burns, Sr., of Auburn.  Mr. Burns was born in Lewiston and graduated from Edward Little High School.  He served 3 years in the United States Marine Corps before working for 34 years at Central Maine Power Company.  He was an active member of International Brotherhood of Electric Workers Local 1837 and was also very involved in his community, acting as a Boy Scout leader and a Little League coach and organizing fund-raisers and events for the Auburn Democratic Committee, for which he also served as vice-chair.  Mr. Burns will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends;

 

(HLS 43)

Presented by Representative BICKFORD of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin, Representative MELARAGNO of Auburn, Representative SHEATS of Auburn.

 

 

            (5-13)  Gary Wentzell, of Mexico, Chief of the Mexico Fire Department.  Chief Wentzell was born in Rumford and graduated from Stephens High School.  He served as fire chief for 25 years and was a member of the Maine State Federation of Firefighters.  In addition to his firefighter duties, he owned and operated Wentzell's Auto Body Shop in Mexico.  He was a member of and Trail Master for the Mexico Trailblazers Snowmobile Club, a member of the DownEast Street Rod Club and a member of the Rumford Falls Aerie #1248, Fraternal Order of Eagles.  Chief Wentzell will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, friends and colleagues;

 

(HLS 46)

Presented by Representative PICKETT of Dixfield.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford, Representative MADIGAN of Rumford.

 

 

            (5-14)  Charles Ellsworth Huntington, of Harpswell.  After earning a bachelor's degree in biology and a Ph.D. in ornithology at Yale University and serving in the United States Navy during World War II, Dr. Huntington spent his entire career teaching evolutionary biology, ecology and ornithology at Bowdoin College, retiring in 1986.  He served as director of Kent Island, Bowdoin College's ornithological research station in the Bay of Fundy, where he conducted decades of research into the habits of Leach's Storm Petrel.  He also helped to found the Natural Resources Council of Maine and for many years was a board member of the Merrymeeting Audubon Society.  Dr. Huntington will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends;

 

(HLS 47)

Presented by Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell.

Cosponsored by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham, Senator CARSON of Cumberland.

 

 

            (5-15)  the Honorable Roland B. Samson, of Jay.  Mr. Samson served his country in the United States Army.  He worked at International Paper Company, and he worked as a union organizer for PACE International Union and the United Steelworkers.  He represented District 76 in the Maine House of Representatives from 1995 to 2000, served on the Jay Planning Board and as chair of the Jay Democratic Committee and participated in many clubs and organizations.  Mr. Samson will be long remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 49 years, Bonnie, and his family, friends and colleagues;

 

(HLS 48)

Presented by Representative RILEY of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

 

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, January 26, 2017, have preference in the Orders of the Day and continue with such preference until disposed of as provided by House Rule 502.

 

 

1.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2017" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 88)  (L.D. 302)

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Railways"

(S.P. 104)  (L.D. 316)

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities"

(S.P. 105)  (L.D. 317)

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue to Support Economic Development with High-Resolution Geospatial Data"

(S.P. 106)  (L.D. 318)

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Riverfront Community Development"

(S.P. 107)  (L.D. 319)

 

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

 

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            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Facilitate the Implementation of Mobile Narcotic Treatment Programs in Rural Counties in the State"

(S.P. 93)  (L.D. 307)

 

            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Provide MaineCare Coverage for Chiropractic Treatment"

(S.P. 94)  (L.D. 320)

 

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

 

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            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Require Permits for Wildlife in Captivity and Notification of the Escape of Exotic Wildlife in Captivity"

(S.P. 91)  (L.D. 305)

 

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

 

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            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Charging Maine Seniors Higher Automobile Insurance Premiums Based Solely on Their Age"

(S.P. 96)  (L.D. 308)

 

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

 

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            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Restore Judicial Discretion"

(S.P. 97)  (L.D. 309)

 

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

 

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            (1-11)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Prior Employees of the Workers' Compensation Board"

(S.P. 101)  (L.D. 313)

 

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

 

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            (1-12)  Bill "An Act To Eliminate Corporate Welfare and Provide Tax Relief"

(S.P. 99)  (L.D. 311)

 

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

 

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            (1-13)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Apply for Funds for Rail Improvements

(S.P. 103)  (L.D. 315)

 

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

 

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            (1-14)  Bill "An Act To Authorize Auxiliary Licenses at Disc Golf Courses"

(S.P. 90)  (L.D. 304)

 

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

 

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            (1-15)  Bill "An Act To Responsibly Implement an Adult Use Cannabis Program"

(S.P. 98)  (L.D. 310)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Joint Select Committee on MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IMPLEMENTATION and ordered printed.

 

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