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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
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
COMMUNICATIONS

 


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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


 

14th Legislative Day

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Most Reverend Robert P. Deeley, J.C.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Portland.

 

            National Anthem by Honorable Craig V. Hickman, Winthrop.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Connie Adler, M.D., Chesterville.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, February 9, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 156)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION CELEBRATING PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY ON THE OCCASION OF ITS 150TH ANNIVERSARY

 

            WHEREAS, Portland Public Library is a vital civic and cultural center for the City of Portland and for the State, fostering learning and engagement for all; and

 

            WHEREAS, Portland Public Library is committed to "Building a City of Readers" for all the joy, learning and wisdom that reading provides; and

 

            WHEREAS, Portland Public Library improves the creative, economic, educational and technological health of the region through its collections, programs, outreach and partnerships throughout the community; and

 

            WHEREAS, Portland Public Library is the most visited cultural institution in the State and provides open access and support to 675,000 visitors annually, who make use of its services and its collection of more than 300,000 books, audiobooks, recordings, movies, archives and digital resources; and

 

            WHEREAS, Portland Public Library serves as the Area Reference and Research Center for the Maine State Library, offering free library services to residents of York County, Cumberland County and assigned areas in Oxford County as well as providing services and support for the libraries in these communities; and

 

            WHEREAS, Portland Public Library is a leader in collaborative library service initiatives statewide, particularly Maine InfoNet and its shared systems, and in national initiatives that connect patrons in the State to the collections of the world's great libraries; and

 

            WHEREAS, Portland Public Library is a key partner within the City of Portland and statewide in the preservation of local history and promotion of the community's cultural vitality; and

 

            WHEREAS, incorporated on January 22, 1867, following the Portland fire of 1866, Portland Public Library was described shortly thereafter by Mayor Charles J. Chapman as "so veritable a home of true democracy ... an atmosphere of philosophy, knowledge, and fancy"; and

 

            WHEREAS, Portland Public Library was founded on the principles of civil and civic engagement and of free access for persons from all walks of life, which continue to today; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, honor Portland Public Library on the occasion of its 150th anniversary and recognize the library for its sustained and transformative impact on the City of Portland and communities throughout the State; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to Portland Public Library.

 

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Exemption for Highway Contractors and Subcontractors under the Arborist Licensing Laws"

(H.P. 310)  (L.D. 430)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY in the House on February 7, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Provide Funding for Maine Public"

(H.P. 282)  (L.D. 391)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS in the House on February 7, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Clarify Damages for the Willful or Negligent Injury or Death of a Dog"

(H.P. 299)  (L.D. 419)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY in the House on February 7, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 64)

 

STATE OF MAINE

128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

 

January 17, 2017

 

Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley

Maine Supreme Judicial Court

205 Newberry Street, Room 139

Portland, Maine  04101

 

Dear Chief Justice Saufley:

 

We are pleased to invite you to address a Joint Session of the 128th Maine Legislature on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. concerning the State of the Judiciary and any other matters that you may care to bring to our attention.

 

We look forward to seeing you then.

 

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. 62)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR

66 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0066

 

February 8, 2017

 

Honorable Paul R. LePage

Governor of Maine

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

I am pleased to submit the State Auditor's Fraud Hotline Semiannual Report for the period July 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

 

A summary of the complaints is attached.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Pola A. Buckley, CPA, CISA

State Auditor

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 63)

 

STATE OF MAINE

Task Force on Public-private Partnerships

to Support Public Education

 

February 6, 2017

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear President Thibodeau and Speaker Gideon:

 

Pursuant to Resolve 2015, chapter 89, Resolve to Create the Task Force on Public-private Partnerships to Support Public Education is pleased to submit its final report.  Copies of the full report have been distributed to committees or individuals as directed by law and copies have been placed on file with the Law and Legislative Reference Library.  Others may access the full report on-line through the website of the Office of Policy and Legal Analysis at www.maine.gov/legis/opla.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Kimberley C. Rosen, Chair

 

S/Rep. Teresa S. Pierce, Chair

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 125)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

 

February 7, 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 Judiciary, the nomination of the Honorable Beth Dobson of Falmouth for reappointment as a District Court Judge.

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Judiciary, the nomination of the Honorable Daniel F. Driscoll of Biddeford for reappointment as a District Court Judge.

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Judiciary, the nomination of Michael A. Duddy, Esq. of Cape Elizabeth for appointment as a District Court Judge.

 

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 Occupancy for Tents, Campers, Trailers and Other Devices used for Camping in Unorganized Townships"

(H.P. 363)  (L.D. 519)

 

Sponsored by Representative STANLEY of Medway.

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Amend Laws Relating to Agricultural Pulling Events"

(H.P. 390)  (L.D. 548)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot and Representative: MAREAN of Hollis.

Submitted by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Recognize Preexisting Land Uses"

(H.P. 391)  (L.D. 549)

 

Sponsored by Representative HANINGTON of Lincoln.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DILLINGHAM of Oxford, GRIGNON of Athens, HANLEY of Pittston, MALABY of Hancock, PICKETT of Dixfield, WINSOR of Norway, Senator: CYRWAY of Kennebec.

 

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

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Address Changes in Sea Level"

(H.P. 330)  (L.D. 467)

 

Sponsored by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: BLUME of York, HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach.

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Increase Rural Maine's Access to Broadband Internet Service"

(H.P. 364)  (L.D. 520)

 

Sponsored by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, HANLEY of Pittston, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, SKOLFIELD of Weld, STANLEY of Medway, TUELL of East Machias, Senators: DILL of Penobscot, SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Align the Criteria Used by the Maine Public Employees Retirement System in Determining Veterans' Disability Claims with the Criteria Used by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs"

(H.P. 365)  (L.D. 521)

 

Sponsored by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

Cosponsored by Senator CARSON of Cumberland and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, AUSTIN of Gray, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, FOLEY of Wells, FREY of Bangor, GOLDEN of Lewiston, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, SHEATS of Auburn.

 

            (3-7)  Bill "An Act Regarding Final Enactment of the State Budget" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 366)  (L.D. 522)

 

Sponsored by Representative WOOD of Greene.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, FULLER of Lewiston, HARVELL of Farmington, O'CONNOR of Berwick, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, Senators: CYRWAY of Kennebec, DAVIS of Piscataquis, MAKER of Washington.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Allow a Public Safety Answering Point To Be Reimbursed for Training Costs"

(H.P. 337)  (L.D. 474)

 

Sponsored by Representative DILLINGHAM of Oxford.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford and Representatives: HEAD of Bethel, HERRICK of Paris, PICKETT of Dixfield, WINSOR of Norway.

 

            (3-9)  Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Review the Laws Governing Domestic Violence (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 367)  (L.D. 523)

 

Sponsored by Representative RECKITT of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec and Representatives: BROOKS of Lewiston, FAY of Raymond, TALBOT ROSS of Portland, WARREN of Hallowell, Senator: DESCHAMBAULT of York.

 

            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws on Domestic Violence"

(H.P. 368)  (L.D. 524)

 

Sponsored by Representative RECKITT of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: COREY of Windham, DENNO of Cumberland, HERRICK of Paris, TALBOT ROSS of Portland, WARREN of Hallowell, Senators: BELLOWS of Kennebec, DESCHAMBAULT of York.

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Enhance Maine's Response to Domestic Violence"

(H.P. 369)  (L.D. 525)

 

Sponsored by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: FAY of Raymond, FREDETTE of Newport, HEAD of Bethel, MALABY of Hancock.

 

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

 

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            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Provide for a Later Starting Time for High Schools"

(H.P. 331)  (L.D. 468)

 

Sponsored by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: BATES of Westbrook, GOLDEN of Lewiston, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, HYMANSON of York, PIERCE of Falmouth, POULIOT of Augusta, Senator: CHENETTE of York.

 

            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Increase the State Share of the Cost of Health Insurance for Retired Teachers" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 370)  (L.D. 526)

 

Sponsored by Representative COLLINGS of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, KORNFIELD of Bangor, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, PIERCE of Falmouth, SYLVESTER of Portland, TALBOT ROSS of Portland, Senators: CHIPMAN of Cumberland, JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Corporal Punishment in Schools"

(H.P. 371)  (L.D. 527)

 

Sponsored by Representative TERRY of Gorham.

Cosponsored by Representative PIERCE of Falmouth and Representative: GROHMAN of Biddeford.

 

            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Create a Maine Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Studies Educational Component"

(H.P. 372)  (L.D. 528)

 

Sponsored by Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, GATTINE of Westbrook, GOLDEN of Lewiston, KORNFIELD of Bangor, PIERCE of Falmouth, RECKITT of South Portland, STEWART of Presque Isle, TUELL of East Machias, WARREN of Hallowell.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Resiliency of the Maine Electrical Grid"

(H.P. 373)  (L.D. 529)

 

Sponsored by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Remove the 100-megawatt Limit on Hydroelectric Generators under the Renewable Resources Laws"

(H.P. 376)  (L.D. 532)

 

Sponsored by Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: HANLEY of Pittston, HARVELL of Farmington, KINNEY of Knox, PIERCE of Dresden, SUTTON of Warren, TURNER of Burlington, Senators: COLLINS of York, HAMPER of Oxford.

 

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

 

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            (3-18)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Generally Applicable Regulatory Standard To Address Impacts of Sea Level Change and Increased Storm Surges"

(H.P. 332)  (L.D. 469)

 

Sponsored by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: BLUME of York, GILLWAY of Searsport, HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach, TUCKER of Brunswick, Senators: MIRAMANT of Knox, SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen Maine's Hospitals and Increase Access to Health Care"

(H.P. 333)  (L.D. 470)

 

Sponsored by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle.

 

            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Require That a Person Who Has Been Treated by a Law Enforcement Officer with Naloxone Be Informed about Drug Addiction Treatment"

(H.P. 338)  (L.D. 475)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: CHACE of Durham, HARRINGTON of Sanford, HEAD of Bethel, MALABY of Hancock, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, Senators: BRAKEY of Androscoggin, CYRWAY of Kennebec.

 

            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Authority for Cremation"

(H.P. 339)  (L.D. 476)

 

Sponsored by Representative STANLEY of Medway.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, COREY of Windham, HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach, SKOLFIELD of Weld, TUELL of East Machias.

 

            (3-22)  Bill "An Act To Prevent Long-term Welfare Dependency"

(H.P. 340)  (L.D. 477)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, CEBRA of Naples, CHACE of Durham, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HANLEY of Pittston, SAMPSON of Alfred, VACHON of Scarborough.

 

            (3-23)  Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Implement the Department's Study of Ambulance Services

(H.P. 341)  (L.D. 478)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, CEBRA of Naples, CHACE of Durham, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HANLEY of Pittston, SAMPSON of Alfred, VACHON of Scarborough.

 

            (3-24)  Bill "An Act To Inform Patients of the Dangers of Addicting Opioids"

(H.P. 342)  (L.D. 479)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: FREDETTE of Newport, PARRY of Arundel, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, WADSWORTH of Hiram.

 

            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Prioritize Access by Maine's Most Vulnerable Citizens to Welfare Resources"

(H.P. 343)  (L.D. 480)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: CEBRA of Naples, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HANLEY of Pittston, SAMPSON of Alfred, VACHON of Scarborough.

 

            (3-26)  Bill "An Act To Promote Workforce Participation" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 344)  (L.D. 481)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook and Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, FREDETTE of Newport, Speaker GIDEON of Freeport, Senators: CUSHING of Penobscot, LIBBY of Androscoggin, President THIBODEAU of Waldo.

 

            (3-27)  Bill "An Act To Repeal the Maine Certificate of Need Act of 2002"

(H.P. 345)  (L.D. 482)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, CEBRA of Naples, CHACE of Durham, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HANLEY of Pittston, SAMPSON of Alfred, VACHON of Scarborough.

 

            (3-28)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Medical Assessments for Youth in Foster Care"

(H.P. 374)  (L.D. 530)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAMANN of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: HEAD of Bethel, MADIGAN of Waterville, PERRY of Calais, PIERCE of Falmouth, Senators: BREEN of Cumberland, MAKER of Washington.

 

            (3-29)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Drug Crisis and Ensuring Access to HIV Testing"

(H.P. 375)  (L.D. 531)

 

Sponsored by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, MADIGAN of Waterville.

 

            (3-30)  Bill "An Act Requiring Communication of Mammographic Breast Density Information to Patients"

(H.P. 392)  (L.D. 550)

 

Sponsored by Representative BROOKS of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset and Representatives: BABBIDGE of Kennebunk, COLLINGS of Portland, FULLER of Lewiston, HARLOW of Portland, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, MELARAGNO of Auburn, STANLEY of Medway.

 

            (3-31)  Bill "An Act To Expand the Authority of Naturopathic Doctors To Prescribe Certain Medications"

(H.P. 393)  (L.D. 551)

 

Sponsored by Representative CASÁS of Rockport.

Cosponsored by Representative: BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland.

 

            (3-32)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Department of Health and Human Services"

(H.P. 402)  (L.D. 560)

 

Sponsored by Representative HYMANSON of York.

 

            (3-33)  Bill "An Act To Remove the Requirement That Child Care Facility Workers and Family Child Care Providers Submit to Criminal Background Checks"

(H.P. 403)  (L.D. 561)

 

Sponsored by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

            (3-34)  Bill "An Act Concerning the Department of Health and Human Services"

(H.P. 404)  (L.D. 562)

 

Sponsored by Representative HYMANSON of York.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-35)  Resolve, To Create the Commission To Study the Needs, Opportunities and Efficiencies Associated with the Production of Salmonid Sport Fish in Maine

(H.P. 334)  (L.D. 471)

 

Sponsored by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representative: HICKMAN of Winthrop.

 

            (3-36)  Bill "An Act To Improve Enforcement of Snowmobile Noise Levels"

(H.P. 346)  (L.D. 483)

 

Sponsored by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, BLACK of Wilton, DUCHESNE of Hudson, HARLOW of Portland, MASON of Lisbon, PIERCE of Dresden, SKOLFIELD of Weld, WOOD of Greene.

 

            (3-37)  Bill "An Act To Allow Ice Fishing in Seboomook Lake Township on Baker Lake and on Third, Fourth and Fifth St. John Ponds"

(H.P. 347)  (L.D. 484)

 

Sponsored by Representative KINNEY of Limington.  (BY REQUEST)

Cosponsored by Representative: WOOD of Greene.

 

            (3-38)  Bill "An Act To Allow Migratory Game Birds To Be Hunted on Sundays"

(H.P. 348)  (L.D. 485)

 

Sponsored by Representative PIERCE of Dresden.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, HANLEY of Pittston, HARLOW of Portland, LYFORD of Eddington, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, STEARNS of Guilford, THERIAULT of China, WOOD of Greene.

 

            (3-39)  Bill "An Act To Amend Maine's Fish and Wildlife Licensing Laws"

(H.P. 394)  (L.D. 552)

 

Sponsored by Representative LYFORD of Eddington.

Cosponsored by Representatives: REED of Carmel, THERIAULT of China.

Submitted by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            (3-40)  Bill "An Act To Offer Hunters 65 Years of Age or Older Who Have Accumulated at Least 30 Points a Guaranteed Moose Permit"

(H.P. 395)  (L.D. 553)

 

Sponsored by Representative REED of Carmel.

Cosponsored by Representatives: LYFORD of Eddington, THERIAULT of China.

Submitted by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            (3-41)  Bill "An Act To Allow Owners of 25 Acres or More of Land That Is Open to the Public for Hunting To Take Any Deer without a Special Permit"

(H.P. 397)  (L.D. 555)

 

Sponsored by Representative FOLEY of Wells.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: CRAIG of Brewer, GERRISH of Lebanon, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, WALLACE of Dexter, Senators: CYRWAY of Kennebec, WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

            (3-42)  Bill "An Act To Revoke the Hunting License of a Person Charged with Defacing Property Posting Signs"

(H.P. 399)  (L.D. 557)

 

Sponsored by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, LYFORD of Eddington, POULIOT of Augusta.

 

            (3-43)  Bill "An Act To Improve Moose Hunting" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 400)  (L.D. 558)

 

Sponsored by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, LYFORD of Eddington, POULIOT of Augusta.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-44)  Bill "An Act Regarding Parental Rights"

(H.P. 335)  (L.D. 472)

 

Sponsored by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

Cosponsored by Representative: SAMPSON of Alfred.

 

            (3-45)  Bill "An Act To Authorize Vacating the Convictions of Members of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians Convicted under Prior Laws Governing the Possession and Use of Marijuana" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 349)  (L.D. 486)

 

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

 

            (3-46)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Application of the Statute of Limitations under Article 3-A of the Uniform Commercial Code"

(H.P. 377)  (L.D. 533)

 

Sponsored by Representative COOPER of Yarmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook, Senator BREEN of Cumberland and Representatives: BROOKS of Lewiston, RYKERSON of Kittery.

 

            (3-47)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Circumstances of Death That Must Be Reported to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner"

(H.P. 378)  (L.D. 534)

 

Sponsored by Representative MOONEN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

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

 

            (3-48)  Bill "An Act To Protect Maine Citizens from Aerial Trespass"

(H.P. 379)  (L.D. 535)

 

Sponsored by Representative WARREN of Hallowell.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, BLACK of Wilton, COREY of Windham, DUCHESNE of Hudson, DUNPHY of Old Town, HANLEY of Pittston, O'NEIL of Saco, Senator: BELLOWS of Kennebec.

 

            (3-49)  Bill "An Act To Protect Homeowners from Debt Collectors"

(H.P. 380)  (L.D. 536)

 

Sponsored by Representative ORDWAY of Standish.  (BY REQUEST)

 

            (3-50)  Bill "An Act To Provide an Exemption from Road Association Payments for Landowners Whose Primary Access Is Not over the Road"

(H.P. 381)  (L.D. 537)

 

Sponsored by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford and Representatives: GRIGNON of Athens, HARRINGTON of Sanford, KINNEY of Limington, ORDWAY of Standish, PIERCE of Dresden.

 

            (3-51)  Bill "An Act To Standardize the Law Concerning Property Transfers and To Protect Water Quality"

(H.P. 401)  (L.D. 559)

 

Sponsored by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, POULIOT of Augusta.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-52)  Bill "An Act To Promote Keeping Workers in Maine"

(H.P. 350)  (L.D. 487)

 

Sponsored by Representative SCHNECK of Bangor.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec and Representatives: HANINGTON of Lincoln, KORNFIELD of Bangor, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, MARTIN of Sinclair, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, STANLEY of Medway, Senator: COLLINS of York.

 

            (3-53)  Bill "An Act To Provide for Municipalities To Allow Grocery Stores up to 10,000 Square Feet To Open on Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas"

(H.P. 351)  (L.D. 488)

 

Sponsored by Representative GILLWAY of Searsport.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, CHACE of Durham, HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach, LYFORD of Eddington, MADIGAN of Rumford, SPEAR of South Thomaston, STEARNS of Guilford, WARD of Dedham.

 

            (3-54)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Firefighters Receive Cancer Treatment Pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 39-A"

(H.P. 352)  (L.D. 489)

 

Sponsored by Representative SEAVEY of Kennebunkport.

Cosponsored by Representative: THERIAULT of China.

 

            (3-55)  Bill "An Act To Exempt Chiropractic Assistants from Being Required To Hold Licenses as Radiographers, Nuclear Medicine Technologists or Radiation Therapists"

(H.P. 353)  (L.D. 490)

 

Sponsored by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford.

 

            (3-56)  Bill "An Act To Allow Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Who Have Attained Certain Degrees To Use the Title of Doctor"

(H.P. 382)  (L.D. 538)

 

Sponsored by Representative PERRY of Calais.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: CHACE of Durham, FARNSWORTH of Portland, MADIGAN of Rumford.

 

            (3-57)  Bill "An Act To Require Paid Parental Leave for Employees"

(H.P. 396)  (L.D. 554)

 

Sponsored by Representative CASÁS of Rockport.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec and Representatives: BABBIDGE of Kennebunk, BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland, GROHMAN of Biddeford, SYLVESTER of Portland.

 

            (3-58)  Bill "An Act To Protect Earned Pay"

(H.P. 405)  (L.D. 563)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, FECTEAU of Biddeford, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, TURNER of Burlington, Senator: JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

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

 

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            (3-59)  Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Establish Shellfish Conservation Areas"

(H.P. 383)  (L.D. 539)

 

Sponsored by Representative SPEAR of South Thomaston.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: McCREIGHT of Harpswell, RYKERSON of Kittery.

 

            Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-60)  Bill "An Act To Quantitatively Evaluate State Contracts"

(H.P. 336)  (L.D. 473)

 

Sponsored by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle.

 

            (3-61)  Bill "An Act To Extend the Allowed Time for the Interchange of Government Employees"

(H.P. 354)  (L.D. 491)

 

Sponsored by Representative TURNER of Burlington.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: BATTLE of South Portland, BLACK of Wilton, FREDETTE of Newport, HARLOW of Portland, KINNEY of Limington, PICKETT of Dixfield, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, Senator: MAKER of Washington.

 

            (3-62)  Bill "An Act To Help Municipalities Prepare for Sea Level Rise"

(H.P. 384)  (L.D. 540)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLUME of York.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: BAILEY of Saco, COOPER of Yarmouth, COREY of Windham, DEVIN of Newcastle, FOLEY of Wells, GILLWAY of Searsport, HYMANSON of York, RYKERSON of Kittery.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-63)  Bill "An Act To Restore Revenue Sharing"

(H.P. 355)  (L.D. 492)

 

Sponsored by Representative TEPLER of Topsham.

Cosponsored by Representatives: MASTRACCIO of Sanford, NADEAU of Winslow, Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin and Representatives: GILLWAY of Searsport, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, MADIGAN of Rumford, PERRY of Calais, SPEAR of South Thomaston, STANLEY of Medway, Senator: KATZ of Kennebec.

 

            (3-64)  Bill "An Act To Tax the Extraction of Water for Certain Commercial Purposes and Fund Water Quality Programs"

(H.P. 356)  (L.D. 493)

 

Sponsored by Representative MELARAGNO of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, COOPER of Yarmouth, HILLIARD of Belgrade, HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach, KORNFIELD of Bangor, PIERCE of Falmouth, TUCKER of Brunswick, VACHON of Scarborough.

 

            (3-65)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Commercial Forestry Excise Tax"

(H.P. 385)  (L.D. 541)

 

Sponsored by Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, DUNPHY of Old Town, GRANT of Gardiner, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, NADEAU of Winslow, Senators: DILL of Penobscot, JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-66)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Department of Transportation"

(H.P. 357)  (L.D. 494)

 

Sponsored by Representative McLEAN of Gorham.

 

            (3-67)  Bill "An Act To Protect Historic Places and Structures on the Federal Aid Highway System"

(H.P. 358)  (L.D. 495)

 

Sponsored by Representative HANLEY of Pittston.

Cosponsored by Representatives: HEAD of Bethel, PIERCE of Dresden, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, TUCKER of Brunswick, TUELL of East Machias, Senator: WOODSOME of York.

 

            (3-68)  Bill "An Act To Increase Railroad Freight Safety"

(H.P. 386)  (L.D. 542)

 

Sponsored by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: AUSTIN of Skowhegan, DUNPHY of Old Town, GOLDEN of Lewiston, JORGENSEN of Portland, MADIGAN of Waterville, McLEAN of Gorham, SCHNECK of Bangor.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-69)  Bill "An Act To Update Maine's Veterans' Benefits Eligibility Requirements"

(H.P. 359)  (L.D. 496)

 

Sponsored by Representative KINNEY of Limington.  (BY REQUEST)

 

            (3-70)  Bill "An Act To Require That Candidates for the Office of County Sheriff Who Meet the Basic Corrections Training Standards Have Corrections Supervisory Experience"

(H.P. 360)  (L.D. 497)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARRINGTON of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: BATTLE of South Portland, CEBRA of Naples, GERRISH of Lebanon, HARLOW of Portland, HERRICK of Paris, PICKETT of Dixfield, Senators: DION of Cumberland, WOODSOME of York.

 

            (3-71)  Bill "An Act Regarding Political Action Committee Expenditures"

(H.P. 387)  (L.D. 543)

 

Sponsored by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FARRIN of Norridgewock, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, SCHNECK of Bangor, Senator: MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-72)  Bill "An Act To Expand Wine and Beer Tastings at Retail Establishments"

(H.P. 388)  (L.D. 544)

 

Sponsored by Representative TERRY of Gorham.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FAY of Raymond, MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth, SAMPSON of Alfred, Senator: DILL of Penobscot.

 

            (3-73)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Increase the Number of Signatures Required for a Direct Initiative of Legislation

(H.P. 406)  (L.D. 564)

 

Sponsored by Representative SEAVEY of Kennebunkport.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-74)  Bill "An Act Regarding Marijuana Licensing"

(H.P. 361)  (L.D. 498)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

Cosponsored by Senator DION of Cumberland and Representatives: BICKFORD of Auburn, BLACK of Wilton, COREY of Windham, MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth, O'CONNOR of Berwick, PARRY of Arundel, SANDERSON of Chelsea.

 

            (3-75)  Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Prohibit Retail Marijuana Facilities in Safe Zones"

(H.P. 362)  (L.D. 499)

 

Sponsored by Representative AUSTIN of Skowhegan.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: DOORE of Augusta, FARRIN of Norridgewock, MADIGAN of Waterville, RYKERSON of Kittery, Senator: VOLK of Cumberland.

 

            (3-76)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Maine's Unorganized Townships and Plantations Maintain Local Control under Laws Legalizing Marijuana"

(H.P. 389)  (L.D. 545)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAMANN of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: PERRY of Calais, SANDERSON of Chelsea, Senator: JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

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

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance

 

 

            (3-77)  Representative LAWRENCE for the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance 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 191: Health Maintenance Organizations and of the Final Repeal of Chapter 750:  Standardized Health Plans, Major Substantive Rules of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 398)  (L.D. 556)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES 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)  Windham High School, in Windham, which received the National Athletic Trainers' Association Safe Sports School award for its athletic department.  We extend to Windham High School our congratulations on this occasion;

 

(SLS 51)

 

 

            (5-2)  Jobs for Maine's Graduates, of Augusta, which received the Community Service Award for 2017 from the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to President and Chief Executive Officer Craig Larrabee and the staff of Jobs for Maine's Graduates our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 52)

 

 

            (5-3)  Mark Johnston, of Manchester, who received the Peter G. Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Mr. Johnston our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 53)

 

 

            (5-4)  Chris Voynik, of Manchester, who received the 2017 Cynergy Young Professional Award from the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Mr. Voynik our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 54)

 

 

            (5-5)  Snow Pond Center for the Arts, of Sidney, which received the President's Choice Award from the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Executive Director John Wiggin and the staff of Snow Pond Center for the Arts our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 55)

 

 

            (5-6)  the Greenville Consolidated School Boys Soccer Team, of Greenville, which won the 2016 Class D South 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 61)

Presented by Representative STEARNS of Guilford.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

 

            (5-7)  Lin Martin-Hunt, of Buxton, on her retirement from the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project after 33 years of service.  Ms. Martin-Hunt facilitated the development of this first-class volunteer program, helping law students, college students and the broader community understand the relationship between poverty and injustice.  The project's volunteer force helps provide legal clinics and staff helplines and improves the lives of citizens with low incomes.  We extend to Ms. Martin-Hunt our congratulations on her retirement and offer her our best wishes;

 

(HLS 63)

Presented by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland, Representative MAREAN of Hollis, Representative KINNEY of Limington, Senator CHENETTE of York.

 

 

            (5-8)  Dana Cary, of Topsham, who received the Sarah Whitten Community Award from the Whitten Society of the Topsham Public Library for his outstanding service to the library and community.  We extend to Mr. Cary our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 64)

Presented by Representative TEPLER of Topsham.

Cosponsored by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc.

 

 

            (5-9)  Norway Center for Health & Rehabilitation, of Norway, which has received the Business of the Year Award from the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to everyone at Norway Center for Health & Rehabilitation our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 67)

Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford, Representative DILLINGHAM of Oxford, Representative HERRICK of Paris.

 

 

            (5-10)  Norway Brewing Company, of Norway, which has received the Rising Star of the Year Award from the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to everyone at Norway Brewing Company our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 68)

Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford, Representative DILLINGHAM of Oxford, Representative HERRICK of Paris.

 

 

            (5-11)  the Reverend James Haddix, of Holden, who has retired after 47 years in the ministry, including 26 years at All Souls Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, in Bangor.  We congratulate him on this occasion and send him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 70)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

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

 

 

            (5-12)  Stanley Shorey, of Penobscot, who is retiring from the Town of Penobscot Board of Selectmen after 25 years of service.  We extend to Mr. Shorey our appreciation for his service and our congratulations on his retirement;

 

(HLS 71)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-13)  Kevin Cooper, of Buxton, who received the 2016 Mike Landry Award for Best Coach from the Southern Maine Activities Association.  Coach Cooper has received many recognitions through the years, including being named the Maine Football Coaches Association Coach of the Year and the Coach of the Year by the State of Maine Chapter of the National Football Foundation.  He has worked in Regional School Unit No. 6 for 19 years.  We extend to Coach Cooper our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 72)

Presented by Representative MAREAN of Hollis.

Cosponsored by Senator CHENETTE of York, Senator VOLK of Cumberland, Representative KINNEY of Limington.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-14)  the Honorable Paulette G. Beaudoin, of Biddeford, who represented House District No. 135 from the 123rd Legislature to the 126th Legislature.  Representative Beaudoin was born in Biddeford and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1951.  In her legislative career, she was most proud of her work on prescription drugs for the elderly and on ensuring the Maine State Police were effectively equipped.  She also worked on legislation to ban texting while driving.  She was a member of the Red Hats and the Daughters of Isabella.  Representative Beaudoin will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends, by her colleagues at the Legislature and in State Government and by all those whose lives she touched;

 

(SLS 47)

 

 

            (5-15)  Loren Blue Keim, of Dixfield.  Mr. Keim graduated from Dirigo High School with honors in 2013 and was attending the University of Maine.  He worked as an intern for United States Senator Susan Collins and diligently campaigned for his mother, State Senator Lisa Keim.  He attended Calvary Hill Baptist Church and was involved with Jr. Church, and he recently had been attending The Rock Church of Orono, where he assisted with Sunday school classes.  Mr. Keim brought joy, fun and happiness to people of all ages and had a talent for bringing people together.  He will be sadly missed and long remembered by his family, including his parents, Senator Lisa Keim and Blue Keim, and his sisters, Summer and Sierra Keim, by his friends and by all those whose lives he touched;

 

(SLS 48)

 

 

            (5-16)  Norma Duguay Faulkingham, of Jonesport.  Mrs. Faulkingham worked various jobs in her lifetime, including raking blueberries, packing fish and working as a nurse's aide and licensed practical nurse, and she was a wonderful bread and pastry cook.  She will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends;

 

(HLS 62)

Presented by Representative ALLEY of Beals.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington.

 

 

            (5-17)  Nelson D. Harding, of Albion, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who served 2 tours of duty in Vietnam.  A carpenter by trade, he formed the company Harding Brothers with his brother Dennis.  He was a stock car racer and a member of China Baptist Church, Central Masonic Lodge No. 45, the Washburn-Brann-Ward American Legion Post No. 195 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Waterville and Fairfield.  Mr. Harding will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

 

(HLS 65)

Presented by Representative THERIAULT of China.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec.

 

 

            (5-18)  Jeffrey Abbott, of Saco.  Mr. Abbott was an employee of the Maine Turnpike Authority.  He died when he was struck by a vehicle after he left the cab of a Maine Turnpike Authority safety vehicle in order to remove traffic cones on the highway.  Mr. Abbott will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, friends and colleagues;

 

(HLS 66)

Presented by Representative BAILEY of Saco.

Cosponsored by Senator CHENETTE of York, Representative O'NEIL of Saco, Representative MAREAN of Hollis.

 

 

            (5-19)  Sage Nequtahtahwet Rapp, of Hampden.  Mr. Rapp was serving as a United States Marine.  In 2013, he graduated from Hampden Academy, where he played varsity football.  He was a member of the traditional Wabanaki Medicine Society of Eagle Dancers and belonged to Mystic Lodge #65 in Hampden as a Master Mason.  Mr. Rapp will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

 

(HLS 69)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot, Representative HAGGAN of Hampden, Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

 

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, February 9, 2017, have preference in the Orders of the Day and continue with such preference until disposed of as provided by House Rule 502.

 

 

1.         Bill "An Act To 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.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         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)

 

(Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY suggested)

TABLED - February 7, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         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)

 

(Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested)

TABLED - February 7, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - Motion of Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville to INDEFINITELY POSTPONE the Resolve and accompanying papers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 14, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act Regarding Restrictions on the Purchase of Certain Animals"

(S.P. 169)  (L.D. 508)

 

            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 Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support Biological Research in Maine"

(S.P. 181)  (L.D. 546)

 

            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 Increase Firearm Safety"

(S.P. 162)  (L.D. 501)

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Domestic Violence and Setting Preconviction Bail"

(S.P. 172)  (L.D. 511)

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit a Person under 18 Years of Age from Being Charged with the Crime of Engaging in Prostitution"

(S.P. 173)  (L.D. 512)

 

            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Authorize the Expungement of Records of Nonviolent Crimes"

(S.P. 175)  (L.D. 514)

 

            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws on Gross Sexual Assault"

(S.P. 176)  (L.D. 515)

 

            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Reduce the Cost of Pretrial Detention"

(S.P. 177)  (L.D. 516)

 

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

 

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            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Establish Regional School Leadership Academies"

(S.P. 168)  (L.D. 507)

 

            Comes 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 Support Evaluation of Opioid Diversion Efforts"

(S.P. 165)  (L.D. 504)

 

            (1-11)  Bill "An Act To Amend Principles of Reimbursement for Nursing Facilities and for Residential Care Facilities"

(S.P. 178)  (L.D. 517)

 

            (1-12)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Burial or Cremation of Certain Persons"

(S.P. 179)  (L.D. 518)

 

            (1-13)  Bill "An Act To Address Maine's Opiate Addiction Crisis"

(S.P. 183)  (L.D. 565)

 

            (1-14)  Bill "An Act To Improve Access to High-quality Child Care by Increasing Child Care Rates"

(S.P. 184)  (L.D. 566)

 

            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 Allow Reciprocal Recognition of New Hampshire and Maine Snowmobile Registrations"

(S.P. 167)  (L.D. 506)

 

            (1-16)  Bill "An Act To Allocate at Least 10 Percent of Antlerless Deer Permits Available in Each Wildlife Management District to Hunters 70 Years of Age and Older"

(S.P. 170)  (L.D. 509)

 

            (1-17)  Bill "An Act To Update Maine's Fishing Laws"

(S.P. 182)  (L.D. 547)

 

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

 

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            (1-18)  Bill "An Act Regarding Hospital Charges and Statements"

(S.P. 163)  (L.D. 502)

 

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

 

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            (1-19)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Issuance of Birth Certificates for Adopted Persons Born in Maine"

(S.P. 166)  (L.D. 505)

 

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

 

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            (1-20)  Bill "An Act To Protect Employees from Abusive Work Environments"

(S.P. 159)  (L.D. 466)

 

            (1-21)  Bill "An Act To Continue the Doctors for Maine's Future Scholarship Program"

(S.P. 164)  (L.D. 503)

 

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

 

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            (1-22)  Bill "An Act To Eliminate the State Income Tax for Maine Public Employees Retirement System Pensions"

(S.P. 174)  (L.D. 513)

 

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

 

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            (1-23)  Bill "An Act To Allow the Formation of Transportation Corridor Districts"

(S.P. 161)  (L.D. 500)

 

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

 

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            (1-24)  Bill "An Act To Assist Veterans in Their Applications for Service-related Benefits"

(S.P. 160)  (L.D. 465)

 

            (1-25)  Bill "An Act To Create Fairness in Gaming License Fees for Small Nonprofit Organizations"

(S.P. 171)  (L.D. 510)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS 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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 65)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

February 8, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Pursuant to my authority under House Rule 201.1 (H), I appoint Representative John L. Martin of Eagle Lake to serve as Speaker Pro Tem to convene the House on February 9, 2017.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

 

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