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House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
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


 

11th Legislative Day

Thursday, February 2, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Dr. Susan Stonestreet, United Christian Church, Lincolnville Center.

 

            National Anthem by Jacklyn McLoon, Boothbay Region High School, Boothbay Harbor.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Marguerite Pennoyer, M.D., Scarborough.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act"

(S.P. 84)  (L.D. 238)

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 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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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act Concerning Emergency Lights on Police Vehicles"

(S.P. 102)  (L.D. 314)

 

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

            Comes from the Senate, with the Bill and accompanying papers INDEFINITELY POSTPONED.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 52)

 

STATE OF MAINE

128th MAINE LEGISLATURE

 

January 17, 2017

 

Honorable Paul R. LePage

Governor of Maine

1 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Governor LePage:

 

On behalf of the 128th Maine Legislature, we would like to invite you to deliver or present your State of the State Address.  At your direction, we will call for a Joint Convention of the Legislature on Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m.

 

We look forward to coordinating any details necessary to see that your Address is received by the Legislature.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 55)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

February 1, 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 22, Subtitle 3, MRSA, Part 3, Ch. 1052-A, §3739-2, I am pleased to appoint the following members to the Child Care Advisory Council effective February 1, 2017:

 

Representative Jennifer Ellen Parker of South Berwick to seat 10

Representative Deborah J. Sanderson of Chelsea to seat 11

 

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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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 44)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

February 1, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

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

On January 30, 2017

 

Justice Robert W. Clifford of Lewiston for reappointment to Active Retired Status of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Pursuant to Title 4, MRSA §6, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary.

 

Daniel V. Deveau of Augusta for reappointment as the Maine-Canada Trade Ombudsman.

Pursuant to Title 5, MRSA §262, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government.

 

Arnold S. Clark, Esq. of Calais for reappointment to the Maine Human Rights Commission.

Pursuant to Title 5, MRSA §4561, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary.

 

Honorable Douglas K. Damon of Bangor and

Daniel R. LaPointe of Van Buren for reappointment to the Loring Development Authority.

Pursuant to Title 5, MRSA §13080-B, these reappointments are contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 45)

 

Efficiency Maine

168 Capitol Street, Suite 1

Augusta, MAINE 04330

 

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., §12023, please consider this the letter of transmittal for the required report from Efficiency Maine Trust due by February 1, 2017.

 

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

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Michael D. Stoddard

Executive Director

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 46)

 

MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

323 STATE STREET

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04330-7131

 

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:

 

I am pleased to submit on behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Maine Community College System (MCCS) the attached report on certain procurements, contributions, and policy changes for the period July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 as required by 5 M.R.S.A. §12023.

 

To report the information required by §12023, MCCS developed a customized reporting feature in the business management module of our information systems for each of the seven colleges and the System Office, and then fed that module with data from the purchase order, cash disbursement, and credit card systems. Combined, the seven colleges and the MCCS System Office make tens of thousands of purchases and expenditures each year. While the task of reporting on these transactions is complex, our review indicates that the colleges' compliance with existing policies is extremely high, and expenditures are consistently mission related. In those few areas where we have identified need for improvement, refinements have been made or are under way.

 

MCCS will continue to use its internal controls and annual outside audit to adapt its systems to changing needs, and our Board of Trustees will continue its own ongoing attention to these matters at its regular meetings.

 

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

 

Sincerely yours,

 

S/Derek P. Langhauser

President

 

 

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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 47)

 

MAINE GOVERNMENTAL FACILITIES AUTHORITY

127 COMMUNITY DRIVE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04338-2268

 

January 27, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon and President Thibodeau:

 

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

 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or if you need additional information.  I can be reached at 622-9386 or by email at mrg@mgfa.com.

 

Sincerely Yours,

 

S/Michael R. Goodwin

Executive Director

 

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 48)

 

MAINE HEALTH AND HIGHER EDUCATIONAL

FACILITIES AUTHORITY

127 COMMUNITY DRIVE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04338-2268

 

January 27, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon and President Thibodeau:

 

Pursuant to 5 M.R.S.A., Section 12023, please consider this the letter of transmittal for the required report from the Maine Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority due by February 1, 2017.

 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or if you need additional information.  I can be reached at 622-1958 or by email at mrg@mhhefa.com.

 

Sincerely Yours,

 

S/Michael R. Goodwin

Executive Director

 

 

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            (2-8)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 49)

 

MAINE MUNICIPAL BOND BANK

127 COMMUNITY DRIVE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04338-2268

 

January 27, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon and President Thibodeau:

 

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

 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or if you need additional information.  I can be reached at 622-9386 or by email at mrg@mmbb.com.

 

Sincerely Yours,

 

S/Michael R. Goodwin

Executive Director

 

 

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            (2-9)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 50)

 

MAINEHOUSING

MAINE STATE HOUSING AUTHORITY

353 WATER STREET

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04330-4633

 

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., Section 12023, please consider this the letter of transmittal for the required report from the Maine State Housing Authority due by February 1, 2017.

 

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

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/John Gallagher

Director

 

 

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            (2-10)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 51)

 

NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND

PASSENGER RAIL AUTHORITY

75 West Commercial Street

Portland, Maine 04101-4631

 

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., Section 12023, please consider this the letter of transmittal for the required report from the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority due by February 1, 2017.

 

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

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Mr. Martin Eisenstein

Chairman

Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority

 

S/Ms. Patricia Quinn

Executive Director

Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority

 

 

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            (2-11)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 53)

 

MAINE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM

96 SEWALL STREET

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04332-0349

 

January 31, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

The Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS) is submitting the enclosed report pursuant to 5 M.R.S.A. §12023 to provide information on procurement, contributions, and changes to relevant policies and procedures by MainePERS during Fiscal Year 2016.

 

We would be pleased to respond to any questions you might have about the report.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sandra J. Matheson

Executive Director

 

 

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            (2-12)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 54)

 

Maine Technology Institute

8 VEnTURE AVENUE

brunswick LANDING

BRUNSWICK, MAINE 04011

 

January 31, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon and President Thibodeau:

 

Pursuant to 5 M.R.S.A., Section 12023, please consider this the letter of transmittal for the required report from the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) due by February 1, 2017.

 

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

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Brian Whitney

President

 

 

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            (2-13)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 85)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

January 31, 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 nominations:

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on State and Local Government, the nomination of Joel C. Allumbaugh of Pittston for reappointment to the Maine Governmental Facilities Authority.

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on State and Local Government, the nomination of Daniel G. Casavant of Waterville for reappointment to the State Civil Service Appeals Board.

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on State and Local Government, the nomination of Rebecca A. Grant of Augusta for reappointment to the State Civil Service Appeals Board.

 

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 Repeal Certain Requirements Concerning the Sale and Purchase of Firearms"

(H.P. 256)  (L.D. 350)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Prohibit Weapons at Municipal Public Proceedings and Voting Places"

(H.P. 257)  (L.D. 351)

 

Sponsored by Representative SPEAR of South Thomaston.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: BABBIDGE of Kennebunk, BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland, BLUME of York, FECTEAU of Biddeford, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, RYKERSON of Kittery, Senator: MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Require a Dealer To Sell a Gun Lock with Every New Firearm"

(H.P. 258)  (L.D. 352)

 

Sponsored by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, ALLEY of Beals, COOPER of Yarmouth, HYMANSON of York, SCHNECK of Bangor, SPEAR of South Thomaston, Senators: CHIPMAN of Cumberland, DION of Cumberland.

 

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

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Stabilize Maine's Educational Leadership and Vision"

(H.P. 247)  (L.D. 333)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEARNS of Guilford.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, FARNSWORTH of Portland, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, KORNFIELD of Bangor, PIERCE of Falmouth, POULIOT of Augusta, Senators: MAKER of Washington, SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Uses of the Fund To Advance Public Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education"

(H.P. 248)  (L.D. 334)

 

Sponsored by Representative HUBBELL of Bar Harbor.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representative: KORNFIELD of Bangor.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Reduce Absenteeism in Students from Kindergarten to Third Grade"

(H.P. 259)  (L.D. 353)

 

Sponsored by Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: GOLDEN of Lewiston, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, PIERCE of Falmouth, POULIOT of Augusta, SCHNECK of Bangor, STEARNS of Guilford.

 

            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Address the Shortage of School Administrative Professionals"

(H.P. 260)  (L.D. 354)

 

Sponsored by Representative TUELL of East Machias.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, CAMPBELL of Orrington, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

 

            (3-8)  Bill "An Act Regarding Special Education Costs"

(H.P. 261)  (L.D. 355)

 

Sponsored by Representative FULLER of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, FARNSWORTH of Portland, HANDY of Lewiston, WOOD of Greene, ZEIGLER of Montville, Senator: MAKER of Washington.

 

            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Repeal Certain Requirements for Graduation from Secondary School"

(H.P. 262)  (L.D. 356)

 

Sponsored by Representative SAMPSON of Alfred.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: DILLINGHAM of Oxford, GERRISH of Lebanon, HEAD of Bethel, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, MASON of Lisbon, O'CONNOR of Berwick, TUELL of East Machias, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Create a Penalty for the Discharge of Septic Waste from Watercraft into the Inland Waters"

(H.P. 263)  (L.D. 357)

 

Sponsored by Representative FAY of Raymond.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, ALLEY of Beals, CEBRA of Naples, COREY of Windham, Senator: DIAMOND of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Expand Child Care Options for Children Placed with Older Kinship Guardians"

(H.P. 249)  (L.D. 335)

 

Sponsored by Representative NADEAU of Winslow.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, HICKMAN of Winthrop, HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach, MALABY of Hancock, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, RYKERSON of Kittery, Senator: CHENETTE of York.

 

            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Requirements of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program"

(H.P. 250)  (L.D. 336)

 

Sponsored by Representative DENNO of Cumberland.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: GATTINE of Westbrook, McELWEE of Caribou, PERRY of Calais, VACHON of Scarborough, Senator: KATZ of Kennebec.

 

            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Close the Gap in Children's Health Care Coverage in Maine"

(H.P. 264)  (L.D. 358)

 

Sponsored by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: DENNO of Cumberland, MADIGAN of Waterville, MALABY of Hancock, Senator: MAKER of Washington.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Provide 100 Percent Disabled Veterans Antlerless Deer Permits in the Zone of Their Choice"

(H.P. 254)  (L.D. 340)

 

Sponsored by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, GOLDEN of Lewiston, HANINGTON of Lincoln, MARTIN of Sinclair, REED of Carmel, Senators: CARPENTER of Aroostook, WOODSOME of York.

 

            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Promote Deer Hunting"

(H.P. 255)  (L.D. 341)

 

Sponsored by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram.  (BY REQUEST)

 

            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Protect Maine Lakes and Ponds from Invasive Species"

(H.P. 265)  (L.D. 359)

 

Sponsored by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton.

Cosponsored by Representative: FAY of Raymond, Senator: SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Allow Consumers To Shop for Credit without Damaging Their Credit Scores"

(H.P. 266)  (L.D. 360)

 

Sponsored by Representative CRAIG of Brewer.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BROOKS of Lewiston, FOLEY of Wells, KINNEY of Knox, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, PRESCOTT of Waterboro, WALLACE of Dexter, Senator: CARSON of Cumberland.

 

            (3-18)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Fair Compensation for Licensed Insurance Agents"

(H.P. 267)  (L.D. 361)

 

Sponsored by Representative FOLEY of Wells.

Cosponsored by Senator CHENETTE of York and Representatives: CRAIG of Brewer, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, PRESCOTT of Waterboro, VACHON of Scarborough, WALLACE of Dexter, Senator: WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Allow Relative Caregivers Standing in Court"

(H.P. 268)  (L.D. 362)

 

Sponsored by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CRAIG of Brewer, GUERIN of Glenburn, PRESCOTT of Waterboro, SIROCKI of Scarborough, STROM of Pittsfield, TUELL of East Machias, Senator: WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Make a Child Living with a Custodial Relative Caregiver Eligible for State-paid Legal Services"

(H.P. 269)  (L.D. 363)

 

Sponsored by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CRAIG of Brewer, PRESCOTT of Waterboro, SIROCKI of Scarborough, STROM of Pittsfield, TUELL of East Machias, WALLACE of Dexter, Senator: WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Make Technical Changes to the Laws Governing Child Support"

(H.P. 270)  (L.D. 364)

 

Sponsored by Representative CARDONE of Bangor.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York and Representatives: McCREIGHT of Harpswell, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, Senator: KATZ of Kennebec.

Submitted by the Department of the Attorney General pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            (3-22)  Bill "An Act To Waive Background Checks for the Parent of a Child Who Is the Subject of an Adoption Proceeding"

(H.P. 271)  (L.D. 365)

 

Sponsored by Representative GUERIN of Glenburn.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, DUNPHY of Old Town, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, MOONEN of Portland, SAMPSON of Alfred, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, TIPPING of Orono, Senator: VOLK of Cumberland.

 

            (3-23)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Compliance with Federal Immigration Law by State and Local Government Entities"

(H.P. 272)  (L.D. 366)

 

Sponsored by Representative LOCKMAN of Amherst.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, AUSTIN of Gray, BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, HILLIARD of Belgrade, STROM of Pittsfield, WADSWORTH of Hiram, Senators: BRAKEY of Androscoggin, CYRWAY of Kennebec.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-24)  Bill "An Act To Welcome Statewide Economic Investment"

(H.P. 274)  (L.D. 368)

 

Sponsored by Representative GUERIN of Glenburn.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, BATES of Westbrook, BRYANT of Windham, DOORE of Augusta, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, VACHON of Scarborough, WARD of Dedham.

 

            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Protect Public Health through Septic Tank Inspections"

(H.P. 278)  (L.D. 372)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLUME of York.  (BY REQUEST)

Cosponsored by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc and Representatives: COOPER of Yarmouth, DEVIN of Newcastle, FAY of Raymond, HILLIARD of Belgrade, HYMANSON of York, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, Senator: CHIPMAN of Cumberland.

 

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

 

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            (3-26)  Bill "An Act To Establish the Seaweed Advisory Council and To Enhance the Management of the Seaweed Fishery"

(H.P. 275)  (L.D. 369)

 

Sponsored by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle.

 

            (3-27)  Bill "An Act To Improve Productivity in Authorized Municipal Shellfish Conservation Areas with Predation Protection Measures in Place"

(H.P. 276)  (L.D. 370)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell.

Cosponsored by Senator DOW of Lincoln and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland, BLUME of York, SPEAR of South Thomaston, SYLVESTER of Portland, TUELL of East Machias, Senators: CARSON of Cumberland, VITELLI of Sagadahoc.

 

            (3-28)  Bill "An Act To Create Pathways To Enter Alternative Marine Industries"

(H.P. 279)  (L.D. 373)

 

Sponsored by Representative ALLEY of Beals.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: DEVIN of Newcastle, HARLOW of Portland, HILLIARD of Belgrade, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, TUELL of East Machias, ZEIGLER of Montville.

 

            Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-29)  Bill "An Act To Protect Jobs and the Maine Economy by Eliminating the 3% Income Tax Surcharge Imposed on Certain Mainers and the Fund To Advance Public Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education"

(H.P. 251)  (L.D. 337)

 

Sponsored by Representative STETKIS of Canaan.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, GINZLER of Bridgton, HILLIARD of Belgrade, O'CONNOR of Berwick, REED of Carmel, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, WARD of Dedham, WINSOR of Norway.

 

            (3-30)  Bill "An Act To Exempt Certain Disabled Veterans from the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax"

(H.P. 252)  (L.D. 338)

 

Sponsored by Representative McLEAN of Gorham.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: FARRIN of Norridgewock, PARRY of Arundel.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-31)  Bill "An Act To Allow a Truck Carrying Perishable Products To Operate on a Posted Road without a Permit"

(H.P. 277)  (L.D. 371)

 

Sponsored by Representative JOHANSEN of Monticello.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, MARTIN of Sinclair, PRESCOTT of Waterboro, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, STEWART of Presque Isle, SUTTON of Warren, WHITE of Washburn.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-32)  Bill "An Act To Reduce Restrictions on Wine Shipments"

(H.P. 253)  (L.D. 339)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BICKFORD of Auburn, FOLEY of Wells, GERRISH of Lebanon, HANINGTON of Lincoln, MALABY of Hancock, ORDWAY of Standish, STANLEY of Medway, STETKIS of Canaan.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Criminal Law Advisory Commission

 

 

            (3-33)  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 To Recodify and Revise Certain Portions of the Maine Criminal Code"

(H.P. 280)  (L.D. 374)

 

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

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 20)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Ellie Espling of New Gloucester be excused January 19  for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Gay M. Grant of Gardiner be excused January 17 and 19 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Martin J. Grohman of Biddeford be excused January 19 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Stacey K. Guerin of Glenburn be excused January 19 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Stephanie Hawke of Boothbay Harbor be excused January 19 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative George W. Hogan of Old Orchard Beach be excused January 4, 5, 10 and 11 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Roger E. Reed of Carmel be excused January 19 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Raymond A. Wallace of Dexter be excused January 26 for health reasons.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Emery's Meat and Produce, of Gardiner, which has won the 2017 Small Business of the Year Award from the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce.  The business is operated by Leon Emery and his family and was rated highly for community involvement and economic impact.  We extend to everyone at Emery's Meat and Produce our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 35)

 

 

            (5-2)  Aaron Jones, of Gorham, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 817, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  For his Eagle Scout project, Aaron built a bridge across a stream on a trail used by local students, cross-country teams, hikers and cyclists near Gorham Middle School.  We extend our congratulations to Aaron on this achievement;

 

(SLS 41)

 

 

            (5-3)  Eleanor Vadenais, of Kennebunk, who has been named a 2016 Mover & Shaker in Wells by the Wells Chamber of Commerce.  Ms. Vadenais has served as the chamber's president since July 2007.  We extend to her our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 42)

 

 

            (5-4)  Cornelius Russell, of Rockport, who has been named Community Person of the Year by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Russell is the general manager of the Samoset Resort.  We congratulate him on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 43)

 

 

            (5-5)  Kolleen Bouchard, of Houlton, a junior at Houlton High School and a player on the girls basketball team, who recently scored her 1,000th career point.  We extend to Kolleen our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 44)

 

 

            (5-6)  Bryan Litchfield, of Saco, who has received the Great Person Award from the Biddeford-Saco-OOB Courier.  We congratulate Mr. Litchfield on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 45)

 

 

            (5-7)  Michael Laverriere, of Saco, a student at Thornton Academy, who has been awarded the James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy.  The Fitzpatrick Trophy is given to the top senior high school football player in the State based on voting by the State's coaches and the media.  We congratulate Michael on his receiving this well-deserved honor;

 

(SLS 46)

 

 

            (5-8)  the memory of the late Gilbert O. and Sandra E. Pettengill, of Monmouth, on the dedication of the Pettengill Building, the new clubhouse of the Cochnewagan Trailblazers.  Mr. and Mrs. Pettengill were active members and great supporters of the club.  We extend to their family and friends our best wishes on this occasion;

 

(HLS 50)

Presented by Representative ACKLEY of Monmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec, Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop.

 

 

            (5-9)  Phyllis Richardson, of Turner, 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 Mrs. Richardson on this occasion;

 

(HLS 52)

Presented by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-10)  Pamela Wells, of Old Town, who has been named Small Woodlot Owner of the Year by the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine.  We extend to Ms. Wells our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 53)

Presented by Representative DUNPHY of Old Town.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-11)  Leverett R. "Tink" Mitchell, of Bath.  Mr. Mitchell was born in Bath and graduated from Morse High School.  He served 2 tours with the United States Navy in the Vietnam War and received the Bronze Star.  Following 8 years of employment at Bath Iron Works, he joined the Bath Fire Department, retiring as Chief after 27 years.  He also operated his own roofing business for many years.  Mr. Mitchell was very active in his community.  In 2002, he was elected to serve on the Bath City Council, to which he was reelected in 2005 and 2016.  He will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends;

 

(HLS 51)

Presented by Representative DeCHANT of Bath.

Cosponsored by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Refer to the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development
Pursuant to Statute

 

            (6-1)  Representative MASTRACCIO for the Government Oversight Committee on Bill "An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Government Oversight Committee To Develop a Long-range Strategic Plan for Economic Improvement in the State"

(H.P. 273)  (L.D. 367)

 

            Reporting that it be REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 997, subsection 2.

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Tuesday, January 31, 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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment in Memory of the Honorable Robert Lewis Thorpe, of Auburn

(HLS 42)

 

TABLED - January 31, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative BICKFORD of Auburn.

PENDING - ADOPTION.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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, February 2, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2018 and June 30, 2019" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 281)  (L.D. 390)

 

Sponsored by Representative GATTINE of Westbrook.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford and Representative: WINSOR of Norway, Senator: BREEN of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested 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, February 2, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 131)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the Senate and House adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 10:00 in the morning.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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State of Maine
House of Representatives
128th Legislature
First Regular Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

http://www.maine.gov/legis/house/hcalfr.htm

Thursday, February 2, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Upgrade and Replace Infrastructure of the Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation"

(S.P. 111)  (L.D. 345)

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for a New Engineering Design and Education Center at the University of Maine"

(S.P. 117)  (L.D. 376)

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Issuance of Bonds"

(S.P. 123)  (L.D. 382)

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Discharge of a Firearm within 300 Feet of a State-owned Boat Launching Ramp"

(S.P. 109)  (L.D. 343)

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Make Abuse of Corpse a Class C Crime"

(S.P. 112)  (L.D. 346)

 

            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Create a County Jail Drug Rehabilitation and Treatment Grant Program"

(S.P. 118)  (L.D. 377)

 

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

 

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            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Promote Physical Activity for Schoolchildren"

(S.P. 119)  (L.D. 378)

 

            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Provide Stability and Continuity in the Department of Education"

(S.P. 120)  (L.D. 379)

 

            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Implement the Federal Every Student Succeeds Act in Maine"

(S.P. 121)  (L.D. 380)

 

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

 

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            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Provide Opportunity for Energy Cost Reduction for Maine Businesses and Citizens"

(S.P. 110)  (L.D. 344)

 

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

 

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            (1-11)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Mattress Stewardship Program"

(S.P. 115)  (L.D. 349)

 

            (1-12)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Carpet Stewardship Program"

(S.P. 116)  (L.D. 375)

 

            (1-13)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Stewardship Program for Certain Rechargeable Batteries"

(S.P. 126)  (L.D. 385)

 

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

 

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            (1-14)  Bill "An Act To Support Death with Dignity"

(S.P. 113)  (L.D. 347)

 

            (1-15)  Bill "An Act To Increase Access to Child Care"

(S.P. 124)  (L.D. 383)

 

            (1-16)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen Maine Children's Mental Health"

(S.P. 125)  (L.D. 384)

 

            (1-17)  Bill "An Act To Establish Universal Health Care for Maine"

(S.P. 127)  (L.D. 386)

 

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

 

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            (1-18)  Bill "An Act To Require the Use of Personal Flotation Devices in Canoes"

(S.P. 108)  (L.D. 342)

 

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

 

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            (1-19)  Bill "An Act To Promote Access to Financial Institutions by Entities That Are Authorized under State Law"

(S.P. 130)  (L.D. 389)

 

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

 

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            (1-20)  Bill "An Act To Increase Consumer Protection for Time-share Owners"

(S.P. 114)  (L.D. 348)

 

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

 

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            (1-21)  Bill "An Act To Allow Delivery Vehicles To Display Lighted Advertising Signs"

(S.P. 122)  (L.D. 381)

 

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

 

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            (1-22)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Sale of Alcohol by a Manufacturer with an On-premises Retail License"

(S.P. 129)  (L.D. 388)

 

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

 

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            (1-23)  Bill "An Act To Provide for Oversight of Maine's Recreational Marijuana Laws"

(S.P. 128)  (L.D. 387)

 

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

 

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