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House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
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


 

12th Legislative Day

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Tom Waddell, The Maine Chapter of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, Brunswick.

 

            National Anthem by Maddie Hancock, Windham Middle School.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, John P. Herzog, D.O., Falmouth.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, February 2, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Require State Compliance with Federal REAL ID Guidelines"

(S.P. 92)  (L.D. 306)

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

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

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Support Workforce Development by Increasing Engineering Capacity"

(S.P. 100)  (L.D. 312)

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

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

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 57)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

January 23, 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 thank you for the invitation to deliver the State of the State address at a Joint Session of the 128th Maine Legislature on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Please know that I accept your invitation and look forward to seeing you at that time.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 56)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

146 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333

 

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 Child Development Services due by February 1, 2017.

 

A.    A list of all procurements exceeding $10,000 during the 2015-2016 fiscal year as required under Section 2A.

B.     A list of all contributions greater than $1,000 during the 2015-2016 fiscal year as required under Section 2B.

C.     There were no new or updated Finance policies for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

 

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

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Janice E. Breton

Acting Director

Child Development Services

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 58)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

February 7, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the Committee on Marine Resources has approved the request by the sponsor, Representative Simmons of Waldoboro, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 202         An Act To Abolish Municipal Shellfish Ordinances

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 59)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CONNECTME AUTHORITY

145 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0145

 

February 1, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon and President Thibodeau:

 

Pursuant to 5 MRSA, §12023, please consider this the letter of transmittal for the required report from the ConnectME Authority due by February 1, 2017.

 

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

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Lisa Leahy

Associate Executive Director

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 60)

 

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM

Office of the Chancellor

15 ESTABROOKe DRIVE

ORONO, MAINE  04469

 

January 27, 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 University of Maine System due by February 1, 2017.

 

As provided in law and corresponding University policy and practice, there are legitimate reasons for waiving competitive procurement as part of standard procurement policy and all of the purchases in this report are consistent with that.  For example, within the report that follows, a majority of the expenses for which waivers were granted involve purchases as required or provided in a grant awarded to the University or a library acquisition, as distinct from the University's purchases of general operating supplies and services.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/James H. Page, Chancellor

University of Maine System

 

 

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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 61)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

February 7, 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 February 3, 2017

 

John Moncure, Esq. of Harpswell

John G. Peters of Harpswell for reappointment to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority.

Pursuant to Title 5, MRSA §13083-I, these reappointments are contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

William W. McFarland of South China for reappointment to the State Harness Racing Commission.

Pursuant to Title 8, MRSA §261-A, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 109)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

February 2, 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 Appropriations and Financial Affairs, the nomination of Philip A. Brookhouse of Auburn for reappointment to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees.

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services, the nomination of Eric A. Cioppa of South China for reappointment as the Superintendent of Insurance.

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Marine Resources, the nomination of Geoffrey S. Smith of Portland for reappointment to the Marine Resources Advisory Council.

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Marine Resources, the nomination of Ronald A. Trundy of Stonington for appointment to the Marine Resources Advisory Council.

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs, the nomination of Barbara J. Dresser, Esq. of Saco for reappointment to the Gambling Control Board.

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs, the nomination of Ret. Chief Alfred R. Skolfield of Winthrop for appointment to the Gambling Control 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 Prohibit the Use of Elephants in Traveling Animal Acts"

(H.P. 287)  (L.D. 396)

 

Sponsored by Representative MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth.

Cosponsored by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc and Representatives: McCREIGHT of Harpswell, McLEAN of Gorham, POULIOT of Augusta, RYKERSON of Kittery, SHEATS of Auburn, SYLVESTER of Portland, TEPLER of Topsham, TERRY of Gorham.

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Educate the Public on the Proper Use of Pesticides and To Promote Integrated Pest Management Using Existing Resources"

(H.P. 298)  (L.D. 418)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: HICKMAN of Winthrop, KINNEY of Knox, LYFORD of Eddington, MAREAN of Hollis, SKOLFIELD of Weld, THERIAULT of China, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, Senator: DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Clarify Damages for the Willful or Negligent Injury or Death of a Dog"

(H.P. 299)  (L.D. 419)

 

Sponsored by Representative BAILEY of Saco.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DENNO of Cumberland, FAY of Raymond.

 

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

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Provide Funding for Maine Public"

(H.P. 282)  (L.D. 391)

 

Sponsored by Representative JORGENSEN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: FREY of Bangor, GOLDEN of Lewiston, MELARAGNO of Auburn.

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Strengthen Maine's Groundfish Permit Bank"

(H.P. 296)  (L.D. 416)

 

Sponsored by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: DEVIN of Newcastle, SPEAR of South Thomaston, SYLVESTER of Portland, Senators: CHIPMAN of Cumberland, DION of Cumberland.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Invest in Facilities and Equipment To Support the Growth of Additive Manufacturing"

(H.P. 297)  (L.D. 417)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland and Representatives: HERBIG of Belfast, KORNFIELD of Bangor, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, NADEAU of Winslow, SCHNECK of Bangor, TIPPING of Orono, TUELL of East Machias, Senator: DILL of Penobscot.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Improve the Funding of County Jails"

(H.P. 329)  (L.D. 463)

 

Sponsored by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair.

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

 

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

 

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            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Ensure the 3 Percent Tax on Incomes over $200,000 Is Distributed Proportionally Based on Student Counts"

(H.P. 288)  (L.D. 397)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

 

            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Recognize Computer Science in the Path to Proficiency"

(H.P. 289)  (L.D. 398)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEARNS of Guilford.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, KORNFIELD of Bangor, LYFORD of Eddington, PIERCE of Falmouth, POULIOT of Augusta.

 

            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Require Same-year State Valuations for Education Funding Purposes for Municipalities That Lose More Than 35 Percent of Their Tax Base"

(H.P. 300)  (L.D. 420)

 

Sponsored by Representative AUSTIN of Skowhegan.

Cosponsored by Senator CHENETTE of York and Representatives: DOORE of Augusta, MARTIN of Sinclair, RILEY of Jay, SKOLFIELD of Weld, SPEAR of South Thomaston.

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Require a Capstone Project as a Condition of High School Graduation"

(H.P. 328)  (L.D. 462)

 

Sponsored by Representative FULLER of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Representatives: WOOD of Greene, ZEIGLER of Montville, Senator: MAKER of Washington.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Promote Economic Development and Critical Communications for Rural Family Farms, Businesses and Residences by Strategic Public Investment in High-speed Internet"

(H.P. 301)  (L.D. 421)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham, Senator DOW of Lincoln and Representatives: GATTINE of Westbrook, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, MARTIN of Sinclair, McELWEE of Caribou, PARKER of South Berwick, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, Senators: DAVIS of Piscataquis, GRATWICK of Penobscot.

 

            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Facilitate the Creation of the Maine Water Trust To Regulate and Protect Maine's Water Supply and To Ensure the Quantity and Quality of Maine's Drinking Water"

(H.P. 302)  (L.D. 422)

 

Sponsored by Representative SYLVESTER of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator CARSON of Cumberland and Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, HANDY of Lewiston, HARLOW of Portland, HICKMAN of Winthrop, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, SPEAR of South Thomaston, Senators: CHIPMAN of Cumberland, JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Extend Internet Availability in Rural Maine" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 303)  (L.D. 423)

 

Sponsored by Representative ALLEY of Beals.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: HANDY of Lewiston, PERRY of Calais, RYKERSON of Kittery, TUELL of East Machias, Senators: CYRWAY of Kennebec, LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

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

 

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            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Revise Maine's Environmental Laws"

(H.P. 290)  (L.D. 399)

 

Sponsored by Representative TUCKER of Brunswick.

 

            (3-16)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Construction or Placement of Decks within the Shoreland Zone"

(H.P. 291)  (L.D. 400)

 

Sponsored by Representative TURNER of Burlington.

Cosponsored by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester, Senator ROSEN of Hancock and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, CAMPBELL of Orrington, FOLEY of Wells, HANINGTON of Lincoln, KINNEY of Limington, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, REED of Carmel, STANLEY of Medway.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Require Reimbursement to Hospitals for Patients Awaiting Placement in Nursing Facilities"

(H.P. 292)  (L.D. 401)

 

Sponsored by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: MALABY of Hancock, SANDERSON of Chelsea, WINSOR of Norway.

 

            (3-18)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Safe Drinking Water for Families in Maine"

(H.P. 321)  (L.D. 454)

 

Sponsored by Representative VACHON of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, COOPER of Yarmouth, President THIBODEAU of Waldo and Representatives: DENNO of Cumberland, GATTINE of Westbrook, HEAD of Bethel, HILLIARD of Belgrade, Senators: BELLOWS of Kennebec, LANGLEY of Hancock, VOLK of Cumberland.

 

            (3-19)  Bill "An Act Relating to the Provision of Tobacco Cessation Services by Pharmacists"

(H.P. 322)  (L.D. 455)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHACE of Durham.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec and Representatives: GILLWAY of Searsport, GROHMAN of Biddeford, MALABY of Hancock, PERRY of Calais, WINSOR of Norway.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Extend the Big Game Season in Coastal Wildlife Management Areas"

(H.P. 304)  (L.D. 424)

 

Sponsored by Representative PIERCE of Dresden.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, HANLEY of Pittston, HARLOW of Portland, LYFORD of Eddington, PRESCOTT of Waterboro, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, STEARNS of Guilford, WOOD of Greene.

 

            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Extend Fall Fishing Opportunities"

(H.P. 305)  (L.D. 425)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: BICKFORD of Auburn, HARVELL of Farmington, HILLIARD of Belgrade, MASON of Lisbon, SKOLFIELD of Weld, STEARNS of Guilford, THERIAULT of China, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            (3-22)  Bill "An Act To Allow Hunters Whose Religion Prohibits Wearing Hunter Orange Clothing To Instead Wear Red"

(H.P. 306)  (L.D. 426)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo and Representatives: McELWEE of Caribou, PARKER of South Berwick, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, Senators: BELLOWS of Kennebec, CARPENTER of Aroostook, GRATWICK of Penobscot, MAKER of Washington.

 

            (3-23)  Bill "An Act To Give Certain Landowners First Priority for Antlerless Deer Permits"

(H.P. 307)  (L.D. 427)

 

Sponsored by Representative PICKETT of Dixfield.  (BY REQUEST)

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, CRAIG of Brewer, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HANLEY of Pittston, HILLIARD of Belgrade, LYFORD of Eddington, NADEAU of Winslow, SKOLFIELD of Weld.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-24)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to Article X of the Constitution of Maine Regarding the Publication of Maine Indian Treaty Obligations

(H.P. 308)  (L.D. 428)

 

Sponsored by Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians.

Cosponsored by Senator CHIPMAN of Cumberland and Representatives: MADIGAN of Waterville, MALABY of Hancock, TALBOT ROSS of Portland, TUCKER of Brunswick, ZEIGLER of Montville.

 

            (3-25)  Bill "An Act Concerning Guardians Ad Litem and Determinations Regarding the Best Interest of a Child in Custodial Relative Caregiver Cases"

(H.P. 309)  (L.D. 429)

 

Sponsored by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CHACE of Durham, GUERIN of Glenburn, LOCKMAN of Amherst, SIROCKI of Scarborough, STROM of Pittsfield, THERIAULT of China.

 

            (3-26)  Bill "An Act To Repeal the Sunset Date on the Children's Guardians Ad Litem Law"

(H.P. 324)  (L.D. 457)

 

Sponsored by Representative MOONEN of Portland.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-27)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Exemption for Highway Contractors and Subcontractors under the Arborist Licensing Laws"

(H.P. 310)  (L.D. 430)

 

Sponsored by Representative THERIAULT of China.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, FARRIN of Norridgewock, KINNEY of Knox, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, WARD of Dedham.

 

            (3-28)  Bill "An Act To Increase Access to Vaccinations"

(H.P. 323)  (L.D. 456)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHACE of Durham.

Cosponsored by Representatives: GILLWAY of Searsport, GROHMAN of Biddeford, MALABY of Hancock, WINSOR of Norway, Senator: BELLOWS of Kennebec.

 

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

 

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            (3-29)  Bill "An Act Regarding Legal Lobster Haul Times outside of the 3-mile Line"

(H.P. 283)  (L.D. 392)

 

Sponsored by Representative TUELL of East Machias.  (BY REQUEST)

 

            (3-30)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Participation and Equity in the Shellfish Depuration Certification and Compensation Process for Municipalities"

(H.P. 311)  (L.D. 431)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell.

Cosponsored by Senator DOW of Lincoln and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, BLUME of York, DEVIN of Newcastle, RYKERSON of Kittery, TERRY of Gorham, TUCKER of Brunswick, Senators: MIRAMANT of Knox, VITELLI of Sagadahoc.

 

            Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-31)  Bill "An Act To Establish Maine Buy Local Month"

(H.P. 293)  (L.D. 402)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAMANN of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, BATES of Westbrook, BATTLE of South Portland, FECTEAU of Biddeford, LAWRENCE of South Berwick, VACHON of Scarborough, Senators: CHIPMAN of Cumberland, MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

            (3-32)  Bill "An Act To Designate a Maine Community Litter Cleanup Day"

(H.P. 312)  (L.D. 432)

 

Sponsored by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford and Representatives: BATES of Westbrook, BERRY of Bowdoinham, BLACK of Wilton, GINZLER of Bridgton, GROHMAN of Biddeford, HARVELL of Farmington, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, Senator: WOODSOME of York.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-33)  Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Apply a Local Option Sales Tax to the Sale of Marijuana"

(H.P. 313)  (L.D. 433)

 

Sponsored by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery.

Cosponsored by Representative TUELL of East Machias, Senator CHIPMAN of Cumberland, Senator CHENETTE of York and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, BATTLE of South Portland, HANDY of Lewiston, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, SPEAR of South Thomaston, TIPPING of Orono, WADSWORTH of Hiram, Senator: DION of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-34)  Bill "An Act To Clarify That the Department of Transportation Is Exempt from Property Assessment Liabilities When Acquiring Property by Condemnation"

(H.P. 284)  (L.D. 393)

 

Sponsored by Representative GILLWAY of Searsport.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: BRYANT of Windham, GRANT of Gardiner, PARRY of Arundel, Senator: ROSEN of Hancock.

Submitted by the Department of Transportation pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            (3-35)  Bill "An Act To Allow Certain Vehicles To Make a Right Turn on a Red Light Even When Prohibited"

(H.P. 314)  (L.D. 434)

 

Sponsored by Representative BATTLE of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, HARRINGTON of Sanford, KINNEY of Limington, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, ORDWAY of Standish, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            (3-36)  Resolve, To Study the Feasibility and Cost of Providing Passenger Rail Service to the City of Bangor

(H.P. 315)  (L.D. 435)

 

Sponsored by Representative DUNPHY of Old Town.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: CARDONE of Bangor, CRAIG of Brewer, FREY of Bangor, KORNFIELD of Bangor, SCHNECK of Bangor, TIPPING of Orono, Senator: DILL of Penobscot.

 

            (3-37)  Bill "An Act To Allow Intermediate Driver's License Holders To Drive between Midnight and 5:00 a.m. for School Activities"

(H.P. 316)  (L.D. 436)

 

Sponsored by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery.

Cosponsored by Representatives: HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach, JORGENSEN of Portland, LAWRENCE of South Berwick, SANBORN of Portland.

 

            (3-38)  Bill "An Act Concerning Maine's Transportation Infrastructure"

(H.P. 317)  (L.D. 437)

 

Sponsored by Representative McLEAN of Gorham.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-39)  Bill "An Act Regarding Terminology in Campaign Finance Law"

(H.P. 285)  (L.D. 394)

 

Sponsored by Representative SUTTON of Warren.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: LOCKMAN of Amherst, O'CONNOR of Berwick, PRESCOTT of Waterboro, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

            (3-40)  Bill "An Act Regarding Referendum Recounts"

(H.P. 294)  (L.D. 403)

 

Sponsored by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator CHIPMAN of Cumberland, Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York and Representatives: HARRINGTON of Sanford, HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach, MARTIN of Sinclair, PICKETT of Dixfield, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, Senator: DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

            (3-41)  Bill "An Act To Provide a Travel Reimbursement to Members of the Maine National Guard"

(H.P. 318)  (L.D. 438)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook and Representatives: FARRIN of Norridgewock, GOLDEN of Lewiston, HANINGTON of Lincoln, McELWEE of Caribou, STROM of Pittsfield, WARD of Dedham, WHITE of Washburn, Senator: MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-42)  Bill "An Act To Allow Voters To Choose Ongoing Absentee Voter Status"

(H.P. 319)  (L.D. 439)

 

Sponsored by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec and Representative: HICKMAN of Winthrop.

 

            (3-43)  Bill "An Act To Expand Absentee Balloting To Include Certain Residents in Independent Living Facilities"

(H.P. 320)  (L.D. 440)

 

Sponsored by Representative HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach.

Cosponsored by Senator CHENETTE of York and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, DUNPHY of Old Town, FECTEAU of Biddeford, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, NADEAU of Winslow, STANLEY of Medway, ZEIGLER of Montville.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
State Board of Education

 

 

            (3-44)  Representative KORNFIELD for the State Board of Education pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072 asks leave to report that the accompanying Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 115: Certification, Authorization and Approval of Education Personnel, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the State Board of Education (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 295)  (L.D. 404)

 

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

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Public Utilities Commission

 

 

            (3-45)  Representative BERRY for the Public Utilities Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072 asks leave to report that the accompanying Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 220: Removal of Provider of Last Resort Service Obligation, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public Utilities Commission (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 327)  (L.D. 461)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Department of Environmental Protection

 

 

            (3-46)  Representative TUCKER for the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072 asks leave to report that the accompanying Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 200: Metallic Mineral Exploration, Advanced Exploration and Mining, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 286)  (L.D. 395)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Department of Health and Human Services

 

 

            (3-47)  Representative HYMANSON for the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072  asks leave to report that the accompanying Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 97, Private Non-Medical Institution Services, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 325)  (L.D. 458)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices

 

 

            (3-48)  Representative LUCHINI for the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072 asks leave to report that the accompanying Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 3:  Maine Clean Election Act and Related Provisions, a Major Substantive Rule of the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 326)  (L.D. 459)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS 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)  Norman Martin, of Fort Kent, who has been named the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year for his significant service to the community.  We extend to Mr. Martin our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 49)

Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-2)  Woodrow Cross, of Brewer, who received the Norbert X. Dowd Award from the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Mr. Cross our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 54)

Presented by Representative CRAIG of Brewer.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock, Representative LYFORD of Eddington.

 

 

            (5-3)  Austin Lufkin, of Brewer, a senior and football player at Brewer High School, who has received the Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Defensive Lineman of the Year Award, given for his strong leadership on the field, in the classroom and in the community.  We extend to Austin our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 55)

Presented by Representative CRAIG of Brewer.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock, Representative LYFORD of Eddington.

 

 

            (5-4)  City Theater, of Biddeford, which received the BroadwayWorld Maine award for Best Ensemble for its 2016 production of Next to Normal.  We extend to everyone at City Theater our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 56)

Presented by Representative GROHMAN of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York, Representative SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

 

 

            (5-5)  Jim and Pat Henry, of Penobscot, who are retiring after more than 3 decades as owners and operators of Northern Bay Market.  We congratulate them on this occasion and send them our best wishes;

 

(HLS 57)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-6)  the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce, of Presque Isle, the sponsor of the Maine-Quebec Winter Carnival Caravan, which is celebrating its 60th Anniversary.  This month, a caravan of travelers heads from Portage through the logging roads of the North Woods to Quebec City for the Winter Carnival, a tradition that began as an effort to generate interest in cross-border trade and a highway to Quebec.  We extend to the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce and all the caravanners our congratulations on this anniversary and offer them our best wishes;

 

(HLS 58)

Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

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

 

 

            (5-7)  the Greenville Consolidated School Boys Soccer Team, of Greenville, which won the 2016 Class D State Championship.  Members of the team include players Chris Caiazzo, Noah Bilodeau, Drew Worster, Camden Harmon, Jack Morehouse, Aubrey Kronholm, Doug Kane, Ben Baldwin, Alec Oelshlegal, Noah Stolz, Noah Pratt, Nick Foley, Evan Bjork, Parker Richards, Connor DiAngelo, Anthony Mason, Robert Mello, Traj Macfadyen and Matt Mendes; managers Emily Vraux and Tomas Silva-Johnson; and coaches Jeff Richards and Bill Foley.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 59)

Presented by Representative STEARNS of Guilford.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

 

            (5-8)  Maine's Charitable Nonprofit Sector and the Maine Association of Nonprofits, which is hosting the 14th Annual Nonprofit Day at the State House on February 7, 2017.  The Maine Association of Nonprofits is the only statewide organization that represents the full spectrum of the State's nonprofit organizations.  Founded in 1994, the Maine Association of Nonprofits enriches the quality of community and personal life in Maine by strengthening the leadership, voice and organizational effectiveness of nonprofit organizations throughout the State.  Its 800 nonprofit members and 140 business and individual supporters work cooperatively to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of Maine's 3rd sector.  We extend our appreciation to the Maine Association of Nonprofits for its excellent work on behalf of nonprofit organizations and for organizing the 14th Annual Nonprofit Day;

 

(HLS 60)

Presented by Speaker GIDEON of Freeport.

Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo.

 

 

 

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, February 2, 2017, have preference in the Orders of the Day and continue with such preference until disposed of as provided by House Rule 502.

 

 

1.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         Bill "An Act To Amend the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act"

(S.P. 84)  (L.D. 238)

 

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Joint Select Committee on MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IMPLEMENTATION.

TABLED - February 2, 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, February 7, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Create the Maine Forest Resources Council"

(S.P. 141)  (L.D. 414)

 

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

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System"

(S.P. 136)  (L.D. 409)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Allow Municipally Funded Hospitals To Prohibit the Presence of Firearms on Their Property" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 145)  (L.D. 443)

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act Regarding Imposition of an Automatic Life Sentence in the Case of Domestic Abuse Resulting in Murder"

(S.P. 151)  (L.D. 449)

 

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

 

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            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Require the Completion of Courses of Study in Home Economics and Industrial Arts Education Prior to Graduation from High School"

(S.P. 139)  (L.D. 412)

 

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

 

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            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Make Changes to the So-called Dig Safe Law"

(S.P. 132)  (L.D. 405)

 

            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Joint Use of Certain Utility and Telecommunications Infrastructure"

(S.P. 133)  (L.D. 406)

 

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

 

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            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Prevent Oil Spills in Casco Bay"

(S.P. 152)  (L.D. 450)

 

            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Remove the Reformulated Gasoline Requirement"

(S.P. 154)  (L.D. 452)

 

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

 

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            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Add Addiction to or Dependency on Opiates or Prescription Drugs to the List of Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana"

(S.P. 138)  (L.D. 411)

 

            (1-11)  Bill "An Act To Coordinate Services and Support Workforce Development for Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Peer Recovery Services"

(S.P. 149)  (L.D. 447)

 

            (1-12)  Bill "An Act To Fund Research on Cancer in Firefighters"

(S.P. 150)  (L.D. 448)

 

            (1-13)  Bill "An Act To Continue MaineCare Coverage for Parents during the Rehabilitation and Reunification Process"

(S.P. 153)  (L.D. 451)

 

            (1-14)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Facilitate the Scheduling of Transportation for Persons with Disabilities

(S.P. 158)  (L.D. 464)

 

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

 

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            (1-15)  Bill "An Act To Encourage Maine Consumers To Comparison-shop for Certain Health Care Procedures and To Lower Health Care Costs"

(S.P. 147)  (L.D. 445)

 

            (1-16)  Resolve, Regarding Insurance Coverage for Alternative Therapies for Addiction and Recovery

(S.P. 155)  (L.D. 453)

 

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

 

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            (1-17)  Bill "An Act To Except from the Freedom of Access Act Certain Information in the Possession of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System"

(S.P. 137)  (L.D. 410)

 

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

 

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            (1-18)  Bill "An Act To Require Certification under the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule"

(S.P. 143)  (L.D. 441)

 

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

 

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            (1-19)  Bill "An Act To Create a Family Caregiver Income Tax Credit"

(S.P. 144)  (L.D. 442)

 

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

 

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            (1-20)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Maximum Registered Gross Weight Allowed for Vehicles with Disabled Veterans or Special Veterans Registration Plates"

(S.P. 146)  (L.D. 444)

 

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

 

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            (1-21)  Bill "An Act To Simplify the Laws Regarding Games of Chance"

(S.P. 134)  (L.D. 407)

 

            (1-22)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Taxpayer-funded Campaign Expenditures from Being Used on Post-election Parties"

(S.P. 135)  (L.D. 408)

 

            (1-23)  Bill "An Act To Limit the Influence of Lobbyists by Expanding the Prohibition on Accepting Political Contributions"

(S.P. 140)  (L.D. 413)

 

            (1-24)  Bill "An Act To Modify the Amount of Product Samples of Malt Liquor, Wine or Spirits That May Be Provided to Retail Licensees"

(S.P. 142)  (L.D. 415)

 

            (1-25)  Bill "An Act To Allow Campgrounds To Obtain Licenses To Operate Beano or Bingo Games"

(S.P. 148)  (L.D. 446)

 

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

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Maine Turnpike Authority

 

 

            (1-26)  Report of the Maine Turnpike Authority pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 23, section 1961, subsection 6 asks leave to report that the accompanying Bill "An Act To Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2018"

(S.P. 157)  (L.D. 460)

 

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

 

            Comes from the Senate, Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION and ordered printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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