Table of Contents

House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
Reference Joint Select Committee
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
Second Day
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
SUPPLEMENT NO. 4
ENACTORS

 


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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


 

17th Legislative Day

Thursday, March 2, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Scott Wilson, Rangeley Free Baptist Church.

 

            National Anthem by Alexis Handy, Lewiston.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Craig Curtis, M.D., Dedham.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Provide Drug Price Relief"

(S.P. 214)  (L.D. 652)

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-2)  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)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES in the House on February 14, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-3)  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)

 

            REFERRED to the Joint Select Committee on MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IMPLEMENTATION in the House on February 14, 2017.

 

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

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 77)

 

MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

CASTINE, MAINE  04420

 

February 2, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

I am pleased to accept your invitation to address a Joint Session of the 128th Maine Legislature on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 11 a.m.  I appreciate the courtesy you have extended to me and I look forward to presenting to you and your colleagues an update on the status of Maine Maritime Academy.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Dr. William J. Brennan

President

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 78)

 

MAINE'S PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR

15 ESTABROOKE DRIVE

ORONO, MAINE  04469

 

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:

 

Thank you for your invitation to address a Joint Session of the 128th Maine Legislature on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. concerning the State of the University of Maine System.  I accept with great pleasure and look forward to the opportunity to share with you my thoughts on the role and future of the University of Maine System.

 

These are challenging times. I deeply appreciate the support provided by the Legislature as we work together to build a brighter future for the people of Maine.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/James H. Page, Ph.D.

Chancellor

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 79)

 

MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

323 STATE STREET

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04330-7131

 

January 30, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon and President Thibodeau:

 

Thank you for your invitation to address the Joint Session of the 128th Maine Legislature on Thursday, March 2, 2017, regarding the State of the Maine Community College System.  I accept your invitation and appreciate the opportunity to share with you our recent accomplishments and future goals.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

S/Derek Langhauser

President

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 80)

 

STATE OF MAINE

128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

 

February 2, 2017

 

Brigadier General Douglas A. Farnham

Adjutant General, Maine National Guard

33 State House Station

Camp Keyes

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Brigadier General Farnham:

 

We are pleased to invite you to address a Joint Session of the 128th Maine Legislature on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., concerning matters of defense, veterans' services, emergency management 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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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 81)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

February 23, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Pursuant to my authority under Title 38, MRSA, Ch. 3, Subchapter 2-B §568-B, I am pleased to appoint Captain Prentice Strong to seat 15 on the Clean-up and Response Fund Review Board, effective February 23, 2017.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 82)

 

SENATE OF MAINE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

 

February 28, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Pursuant to my authority under Senate Rule 201.3, I have appointed Senator James M. Hamper of Oxford to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services.  With this appointment Senator Hamper will be replacing Senator Roger J. Katz of Kennebec.  Senator Katz's legislative workload is too cumbersome to dedicate the necessary attention that the committee on Health and Human Services requires.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

 

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 83)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

March 2, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the following Joint Standing Committees have voted unanimously to report the following bills out "Ought Not to Pass:"

 

Energy, Utilities and Technology

L.D. 58           An Act To Limit Radio Frequency Interference from Certain Grow Light Ballasts

 

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

L.D. 60           An Act To Allow Senior Hunters To Shoot Antlerless Deer

L.D. 187         Resolve, To Establish a Commission To Simplify Maine's Fishing Rules

L.D. 190         An Act To Allow Spearfishing for Northern Pike in Sebago Lake

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-8)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 158)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

February 28, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

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

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Transportation, the nomination of Thomas J. Zuke of Saco for appointment to the Maine Turnpike Authority, Board of Directors.

 

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 Allow Hemp Growers To Grow Hemp from Clones and To Grow Hemp Indoors" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 522)  (L.D. 742)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, FARRIN of Norridgewock, HILLIARD of Belgrade, O'CONNOR of Berwick, POULIOT of Augusta, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, VACHON of Scarborough.

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Provide Free Admission for Permanently Disabled Persons at Maine State Parks"

(H.P. 538)  (L.D. 758)

 

Sponsored by Representative BAILEY of Saco.

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Promote Safety with Respect to Touching Livestock or Other Animals"

(H.P. 540)  (L.D. 760)

 

Sponsored by Representative FULLER of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland, HANDY of Lewiston, MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth, TEPLER of Topsham, ZEIGLER of Montville.

 

            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 Promote and Improve the Intermodal Transportation System in Maine"

(H.P. 523)  (L.D. 743)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHEATS of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: FAY of Raymond, GOLDEN of Lewiston, GRANT of Gardiner, HANDY of Lewiston, McLEAN of Gorham, MELARAGNO of Auburn, Senator: COLLINS of York.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Create a Permanent Wabanaki Law Enforcement Seat on the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Board of Trustees"

(H.P. 524)  (L.D. 744)

 

Sponsored by Representative DANA of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Female Genital Mutilation"

(H.P. 525)  (L.D. 745)

 

Sponsored by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: AUSTIN of Skowhegan, AUSTIN of Gray, BAILEY of Saco, BATTLE of South Portland, BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BICKFORD of Auburn, BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, CAMPBELL of Orrington, CARDONE of Bangor, CHACE of Durham, CRAIG of Brewer, DENNO of Cumberland, ESPLING of New Gloucester, FAY of Raymond, FOLEY of Wells, GERRISH of Lebanon, Speaker GIDEON of Freeport, GILLWAY of Searsport, GINZLER of Bridgton, GUERIN of Glenburn, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HANLEY of Pittston, HARRINGTON of Sanford, HARVELL of Farmington, HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor, KINNEY of Knox, MALABY of Hancock, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, MASON of Lisbon, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, McELWEE of Caribou, O'CONNOR of Berwick, PARRY of Arundel, PERRY of Calais, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, PICKETT of Dixfield, POULIOT of Augusta, RECKITT of South Portland, SAMPSON of Alfred, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, SKOLFIELD of Weld, STETKIS of Canaan, STEWART of Presque Isle, STROM of Pittsfield, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TUELL of East Machias, TURNER of Burlington, WADSWORTH of Hiram, WALLACE of Dexter, WARD of Dedham, WHITE of Washburn, WINSOR of Norway, WOOD of Greene, Senators: CYRWAY of Kennebec, HAMPER of Oxford, JACKSON of Aroostook, KEIM of Oxford, LANGLEY of Hancock, President THIBODEAU of Waldo, VOLK of Cumberland.

 

            (3-7)  Resolve, To Increase the Permissible Size of Bed and Breakfasts

(H.P. 526)  (L.D. 746)

 

Sponsored by Representative GUERIN of Glenburn.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DeCHANT of Bath, GINZLER of Bridgton, HICKMAN of Winthrop, MALABY of Hancock, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, WARD of Dedham, Senators: BELLOWS of Kennebec, BRAKEY of Androscoggin.

 

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

 

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            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Allow Public Schools To Reserve Funds Designated for Operating Costs"

(H.P. 517)  (L.D. 737)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEARNS of Guilford.

Cosponsored by Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, WARD of Dedham.

 

            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Make the School Budgeting Process a Biennial Process"

(H.P. 518)  (L.D. 738)

 

Sponsored by Representative FULLER of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, HANDY of Lewiston, LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

 

            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Amend Minimum Age Eligibility for School Enrollment"

(H.P. 527)  (L.D. 747)

 

Sponsored by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram.

Cosponsored by Representatives: PIERCE of Dresden, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, STEWART of Presque Isle.

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Require at Least a 30-minute Lunch Period for Students"

(H.P. 528)  (L.D. 748)

 

Sponsored by Representative PIERCE of Falmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator BREEN of Cumberland and Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DUNPHY of Old Town, FARNSWORTH of Portland, FULLER of Lewiston.

 

            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Municipal Equity for the Town of Frye Island"

(H.P. 529)  (L.D. 749)

 

Sponsored by Representative AUSTIN of Gray.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FARRIN of Norridgewock, HARVELL of Farmington, O'CONNOR of Berwick, PIERCE of Dresden, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, SIROCKI of Scarborough, WARD of Dedham.

 

            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Provide $500,000 of Matching Funds over 4 Years through Appropriations and Allocations To Preserve Rural Heritage and Living History Pertaining to Science and Technology in Penobscot and York Counties"

(H.P. 530)  (L.D. 750)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: JORGENSEN of Portland, KORNFIELD of Bangor, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, RYKERSON of Kittery, SCHNECK of Bangor, TIPPING of Orono, WINSOR of Norway, Senator: BREEN of Cumberland.

 

            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Establish Districtwide Standardized Assessment Policies"

(H.P. 531)  (L.D. 751)

 

Sponsored by Representative HANDY of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, FULLER of Lewiston.

 

            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Enhance the Safety of Schoolchildren by Requiring the Posting of the School Zone Speed Limit"

(H.P. 532)  (L.D. 752)

 

Sponsored by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representative: HARVELL of Farmington.

 

            (3-16)  Resolve, To Promote Internet Safety in Schools

(H.P. 533)  (L.D. 753)

 

Sponsored by Representative BROOKS of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Representative: McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Repeal or Clean Up Outdated Telecommunications Statutes"

(H.P. 534)  (L.D. 754)

 

Sponsored by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York.

Submitted by the Public Utilities Commission pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            (3-18)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Nontransmission Alternatives Investigations Required for Proposed Transmission Line Projects"

(H.P. 535)  (L.D. 755)

 

Sponsored by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York.

Submitted by the Public Utilities Commission pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Authority of an Affiliate of a Utility To Own Power Generation outside of the Utility's Territory"

(H.P. 536)  (L.D. 756)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford and Representatives: COOPER of Yarmouth, DeCHANT of Bath, FARRIN of Norridgewock, HANLEY of Pittston, O'CONNOR of Berwick, WADSWORTH of Hiram, Senators: DION of Cumberland, WOODSOME of York.

 

            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Charter of the Richmond Utilities District"

(H.P. 537)  (L.D. 757)

 

Sponsored by Representative PIERCE of Dresden.

Cosponsored by Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, FARRIN of Norridgewock, O'CONNOR of Berwick, PICKETT of Dixfield, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, TUCKER of Brunswick, WADSWORTH of Hiram, WOOD of Greene.

 

            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Financial Authority of Sewer and Sanitary Districts"

(H.P. 539)  (L.D. 759)

 

Sponsored by Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York and Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, HANLEY of Pittston, HARVELL of Farmington, TUCKER of Brunswick, WADSWORTH of Hiram, Senators: CARSON of Cumberland, COLLINS of York, CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

            (3-22)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen the Independence of the Public Advocate"

(H.P. 582)  (L.D. 802)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon.  (BY REQUEST)

 

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

 

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            (3-23)  Bill "An Act To Improve Beach-cast Seaweed Management for Health, Ecology and Tourism"

(H.P. 519)  (L.D. 739)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLUME of York.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FOLEY of Wells, HYMANSON of York, PARKER of South Berwick, RYKERSON of Kittery.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-24)  Bill "An Act To Increase Access to Hearing Aids"

(H.P. 541)  (L.D. 761)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: HYMANSON of York, MALABY of Hancock, PARKER of South Berwick, PERRY of Calais, Senator: CHIPMAN of Cumberland.

 

            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Allow a Percentage of Funds from the Medical Use of Marijuana Fund To Fund Health Care Research"

(H.P. 542)  (L.D. 762)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

 

            (3-26)  Bill "An Act To Support Individuals with Disabilities by Exempting Certain Wages from Consideration for MaineCare"

(H.P. 543)  (L.D. 763)

 

Sponsored by Representative NADEAU of Winslow.

Cosponsored by Senator BREEN of Cumberland and Representatives: BROOKS of Lewiston, DOORE of Augusta, FARNSWORTH of Portland, HARVELL of Farmington, MADIGAN of Waterville, MALABY of Hancock, RECKITT of South Portland.

 

            (3-27)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Exclusion of a Patient from Eligibility for an Organ Transplant Based on Medical Marijuana Use"

(H.P. 544)  (L.D. 764)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: HAMANN of South Portland, HARLOW of Portland, HARVELL of Farmington, HEAD of Bethel, HICKMAN of Winthrop, MADIGAN of Waterville, Senator: CHIPMAN of Cumberland.

 

            (3-28)  Bill "An Act To Allow In-home Child Care Providers To Care for up to 5 Children without State Certification"

(H.P. 545)  (L.D. 765)

 

Sponsored by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-29)  Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Recalculate the MaineCare Reimbursement Rates for Services for Persons with Disabilities (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 546)  (L.D. 766)

 

Sponsored by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: COLLINGS of Portland, HANDY of Lewiston, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, RECKITT of South Portland, TEPLER of Topsham, WARREN of Hallowell.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-30)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Feeding of Deer from August 15th to December 15th"

(H.P. 547)  (L.D. 767)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

 

            (3-31)  Bill "An Act To Establish 2 Comprehensive Licenses for Hunting and for Hunting and Fishing"

(H.P. 548)  (L.D. 768)

 

Sponsored by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: BICKFORD of Auburn, BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, HARVELL of Farmington, LYFORD of Eddington, Senator: SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-32)  Bill "An Act To Eliminate Insurance Rating Based on Age, Geographic Location or Smoking History and To Reduce Rate Variability Due to Group Size"

(H.P. 549)  (L.D. 769)

 

Sponsored by Representative BROOKS of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Representative: McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

 

            (3-33)  Bill "An Act To Clarify Insurance Coverage in School-based Health Centers"

(H.P. 550)  (L.D. 770)

 

Sponsored by Representative BROOKS of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Representative: McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-34)  Bill "An Act To Protect Political Speech and Prevent Climate Change Policy Profiling"

(H.P. 551)  (L.D. 771)

 

Sponsored by Representative LOCKMAN of Amherst.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, CEBRA of Naples, GUERIN of Glenburn, SIROCKI of Scarborough, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TURNER of Burlington, WADSWORTH of Hiram, Senator: CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

            (3-35)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Transparency in Public Union Negotiations"

(H.P. 552)  (L.D. 772)

 

Sponsored by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: CEBRA of Naples, HANLEY of Pittston, KINNEY of Limington, LOCKMAN of Amherst, O'CONNOR of Berwick, PIERCE of Dresden, Senator: HAMPER of Oxford.

 

            (3-36)  Bill "An Act To Enact the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act"

(H.P. 553)  (L.D. 773)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-37)  Bill "An Act To Create a Training Wage"

(H.P. 554)  (L.D. 774)

 

Sponsored by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

Cosponsored by Representative SUTTON of Warren, Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough, WINSOR of Norway, Senators: CHENETTE of York, KATZ of Kennebec, MASON of Androscoggin, President THIBODEAU of Waldo, VOLK of Cumberland.

 

            (3-38)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Minimum Wage from Exceeding the New England Average"

(H.P. 555)  (L.D. 775)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, FARRIN of Norridgewock, HILLIARD of Belgrade, O'CONNOR of Berwick, PARRY of Arundel, POULIOT of Augusta, SANDERSON of Chelsea, VACHON of Scarborough.

 

            (3-39)  Bill "An Act To Promote Fairness for Rural Maine Residents by Regulating Fuel Prices"

(H.P. 556)  (L.D. 776)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, BROOKS of Lewiston, FULLER of Lewiston, MARTIN of Sinclair, STEWART of Presque Isle, TUELL of East Machias, Senators: CARPENTER of Aroostook, JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

            (3-40)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Conditional Presumption of Compensability for Corrections Employees in Cases of Impairment from Hypertension or Heart Disease"

(H.P. 557)  (L.D. 777)

 

Sponsored by Representative TUCKER of Brunswick.

 

            (3-41)  Bill "An Act To Eliminate the Indexing of the Minimum Wage to Inflation"

(H.P. 558)  (L.D. 778)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

Cosponsored by Senator DOW of Lincoln and Representatives: BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, GINZLER of Bridgton, HARRINGTON of Sanford, HILLIARD of Belgrade, O'CONNOR of Berwick, PARRY of Arundel, PIERCE of Dresden, SANDERSON of Chelsea.

 

            (3-42)  Bill "An Act To Allow a Physical Therapist To Administer Certain Coagulation Tests in a Patient's Home"

(H.P. 581)  (L.D. 801)

 

Sponsored by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York and Representatives: BATES of Westbrook, FECTEAU of Biddeford, HAMANN of South Portland, HYMANSON of York, SANDERSON of Chelsea, STETKIS of Canaan, Senators: BRAKEY of Androscoggin, VOLK of Cumberland.

 

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

 

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            (3-43)  Bill "An Act To Promote Efficiency and Accountability to Taxpayers in Personal Services Contracting"

(H.P. 520)  (L.D. 740)

 

Sponsored by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representative: DOORE of Augusta.

 

            (3-44)  Bill "An Act To Allow Aroostook County To Create Tax Increment Financing Districts"

(H.P. 559)  (L.D. 779)

 

Sponsored by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: MARTIN of Sinclair, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, McELWEE of Caribou, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, STEWART of Presque Isle, Senator: CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

            (3-45)  Bill "An Act Authorizing the Deorganization of Cary Plantation"

(H.P. 560)  (L.D. 780)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-46)  Bill "An Act To Provide Equity in Education Funding"

(H.P. 521)  (L.D. 741)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEARNS of Guilford.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FARRIN of Norridgewock, TUELL of East Machias.

 

            (3-47)  Bill "An Act To Support the Trades through a Tax Credit for Apprenticeship Programs"

(H.P. 561)  (L.D. 781)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Senator DOW of Lincoln and Representatives: POULIOT of Augusta, STANLEY of Medway, TIPPING of Orono, Senators: LIBBY of Androscoggin, VOLK of Cumberland.

 

            (3-48)  Bill "An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Certain Veterans' Facilities"

(H.P. 562)  (L.D. 782)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

 

            (3-49)  Bill "An Act Regarding Business Income Tax"

(H.P. 563)  (L.D. 783)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Representatives: GUERIN of Glenburn, POULIOT of Augusta, WARD of Dedham.

 

            (3-50)  Bill "An Act To Prevent Tax Haven Abuse"

(H.P. 564)  (L.D. 784)

 

Sponsored by Representative TIPPING of Orono.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DEVIN of Newcastle, HAMANN of South Portland, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, MOONEN of Portland, RYKERSON of Kittery, TEPLER of Topsham.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-51)  Bill "An Act To Improve Safety and Traffic Efficiency near School Grounds"

(H.P. 565)  (L.D. 785)

 

Sponsored by Representative TIPPING of Orono.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot and Representatives: FREY of Bangor, GUERIN of Glenburn, LYFORD of Eddington.

 

            (3-52)  Bill "An Act To Require Center Line Markings on All State and State Aid Highways"

(H.P. 566)  (L.D. 786)

 

Sponsored by Representative TURNER of Burlington.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, BRYANT of Windham, HANINGTON of Lincoln, MARTIN of Sinclair, McLEAN of Gorham, PICKETT of Dixfield, STANLEY of Medway, WALLACE of Dexter.

 

            (3-53)  Bill "An Act To Ease the Financial Burden on Maine Motorists by Repealing the Requirement That Certain Motor Vehicles Be Inspected"

(H.P. 567)  (L.D. 787)

 

Sponsored by Representative CEBRA of Naples.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: HERRICK of Paris, LOCKMAN of Amherst, SANDERSON of Chelsea, STETKIS of Canaan, WOOD of Greene.

 

            (3-54)  Bill "An Act To Require Motor Vehicles To Be Registered on a Biennial Basis"

(H.P. 568)  (L.D. 788)

 

Sponsored by Representative CEBRA of Naples.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: HERRICK of Paris, LOCKMAN of Amherst, O'CONNOR of Berwick, PARRY of Arundel, SANDERSON of Chelsea, STEWART of Presque Isle, WADSWORTH of Hiram, WOOD of Greene.

 

            (3-55)  Resolve, To Require Infrastructure Projects Affecting Interstate 295 To Be Expedited

(H.P. 569)  (L.D. 789)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CEBRA of Naples, GILLWAY of Searsport, PARRY of Arundel, PERKINS of Oakland.

 

            (3-56)  Resolve, To Name the Bridge between Indian Township and the Town of Princeton the Sakom John Stevens Bridge

(H.P. 570)  (L.D. 790)

 

Sponsored by Representative DANA of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

Cosponsored by Representative: BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-57)  Bill "An Act Regarding Advertisements by Maine Clean Election Act Candidates"

(H.P. 571)  (L.D. 791)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CHACE of Durham, HANINGTON of Lincoln, PRESCOTT of Waterboro, SIROCKI of Scarborough, SUTTON of Warren, VACHON of Scarborough, Senators: LANGLEY of Hancock, WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

            (3-58)  Bill "An Act To Authorize Funding for Transitional Housing for Women Veterans and Their Families"

(H.P. 572)  (L.D. 792)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHEATS of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook and Representatives: CASÁS of Rockport, DILLINGHAM of Oxford, GRANT of Gardiner, HANINGTON of Lincoln, MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth, PERKINS of Oakland, SCHNECK of Bangor, Senator: CARSON of Cumberland.

 

            (3-59)  Bill "An Act To Limit Campaign Independent Expenditures"

(H.P. 573)  (L.D. 793)

 

Sponsored by Representative DILLINGHAM of Oxford.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford and Representatives: CASÁS of Rockport, FARRIN of Norridgewock, HANINGTON of Lincoln, MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth, WHITE of Washburn.

 

            (3-60)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Taxation of Flavored Malt Beverages"

(H.P. 574)  (L.D. 794)

 

Sponsored by Representative GUERIN of Glenburn.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec and Representatives: DeCHANT of Bath, DUNPHY of Old Town, GINZLER of Bridgton, HICKMAN of Winthrop, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, MALABY of Hancock, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, WARREN of Hallowell.

 

            (3-61)  Bill "An Act To Require the Text of a Direct Initiative To Be Printed on the Ballot"

(H.P. 575)  (L.D. 795)

 

Sponsored by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: LOCKMAN of Amherst, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, SIROCKI of Scarborough, TURNER of Burlington, WINSOR of Norway, Senator: CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

            (3-62)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Regarding Referendum Questions for Statewide Ballots

(H.P. 576)  (L.D. 796)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Representative TURNER of Burlington, Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: HANINGTON of Lincoln, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, PARRY of Arundel, PIERCE of Dresden, SIROCKI of Scarborough, WARD of Dedham, Senator: CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-63)  Bill "An Act To Fund Railroad Infrastructure and Operations"

(H.P. 577)  (L.D. 797)

 

Sponsored by Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator DION of Cumberland and Representatives: BICKFORD of Auburn, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, FARNSWORTH of Portland, HICKMAN of Winthrop, McLEAN of Gorham, TIPPING of Orono, Senator: COLLINS of York.

 

            (3-64)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Intent of the Licensing Provisions in the Marijuana Legalization Act"

(H.P. 578)  (L.D. 798)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

Cosponsored by Senator DION of Cumberland and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, BICKFORD of Auburn, COREY of Windham, FARRIN of Norridgewock, HICKMAN of Winthrop, O'CONNOR of Berwick, PERKINS of Oakland, SANDERSON of Chelsea.

 

            (3-65)  Bill "An Act To Protect Landlords and Tenants from the Deleterious Effects of Marijuana Use" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 579)  (L.D. 799)

 

Sponsored by Representative HANDY of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BICKFORD of Auburn, FULLER of Lewiston, SHEATS of Auburn, TUELL of East Machias.

 

            (3-66)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Marijuana on the Campuses of Maine's Public Postsecondary Institutions" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 580)  (L.D. 800)

 

Sponsored by Representative HANDY of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, TUELL of East Machias.

 

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

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 22)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Dillon F. Bates of Westbrook be excused February 14 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Seth A. Berry of Bowdoinham be excused February 2 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Kathleen R. J. Dillingham of Oxford be excused February 16 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative David G. Haggan of Hampden be excused February 14 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Lloyd C. Herrick of Paris be excused February 16 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Christina Riley of Jay be excused February 7 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Deborah J. Sanderson of Chelsea be excused February 16 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Beth Peloquin Turner of Burlington be excused December 7, 2016 and February 14 and 16, 2017 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Raymond A. Wallace of Dexter be excused February 14 for personal reasons.

 

 

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            (4-2)  On motion of Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester, the following House Order:  (H.O. 23)

 

            WHEREAS, each elected member of the Maine House of Representatives has signed the Legislative Code of Ethics; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Legislative Code of Ethics clearly states: “No Maine Legislators will accept any employment that will impair their independence and integrity of judgment nor will they exercise their position of trust to secure unwarranted privileges for themselves or for others. The Maine Legislator will be ever mindful of the ordinary citizen who might otherwise be unrepresented and will endeavor conscientiously to pursue the highest standards of legislative conduct inside and outside of the State House."; and

 

            WHEREAS, Representative Ryan Tipping of Orono served on the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs from January of 2015 through November of 2016; and

 

            WHEREAS, while seeking reelection, Representative Tipping was paid at least $9,000 beginning in May of 2016 by the Citizens Who Support Maine Public Schools, a political action committee that received funds from the Maine Education Association and National Education Association, over a period of 6 months to advocate for and actively campaign in support of the imposition of a significant tax increase on the Maine people and small businesses to provide additional funding for public education; and

 

            WHEREAS, Representative Tipping publicly acknowledged his payment from the political action committee that was largely funded by the teachers unions was compensation for his "reaching out to elected officials" for the purpose of lobbying for the passage of the aforementioned policy initiative; and

 

            WHEREAS, Representative Tipping's acceptance of payment from the teachers unions and subsequent lobbying work on behalf of the teachers unions while serving on the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs may be viewed as a conflict of interest; and

 

            WHEREAS, Representative Tipping's appointment in January of 2017 as chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation, which is the committee of jurisdiction that will hear any bills that seek to alter or amend the tax increase for which Representative Tipping was paid to campaign, may constitute a serious conflict of interest and may also be a violation of the Legislative Code of Ethics; and

 

            WHEREAS, Representative Tipping's ability to objectively consider legislation that will be presented in the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation, which he chairs, may be compromised; and

 

            WHEREAS, questions concerning Representative Tipping's conduct threaten to cast a shadow over all of the work of the 128th Maine Legislature; and

 

            WHEREAS, the integrity of the Maine House of Representatives is being called into question by the very people we represent; and

 

            WHEREAS, the House Ethics Committee exists for the purposes for investigating potential violations of the Legislative Code of Ethics; now, therefore, be it

 

            ORDERED, that the House Ethics Committee shall convene no later than March 30, 2017 to thoroughly investigate the actions of Representative Ryan Tipping and the potential violation of the Legislative Code of Ethics, and that, by April 30, 2017, the committee shall make such recommendations to the full House as it considers appropriate.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Nancy Brown, of Appleton, who has received a Spirit of America Foundation Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the foundation presents awards to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We send our congratulations to Ms. Brown on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 62)

 

 

            (5-2)  Walter Rich, of Union, who has received a Spirit of America Foundation Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the foundation presents awards to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We send our congratulations to Mr. Rich on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 63)

 

 

            (5-3)  Kenneth Putnam, of Limington, who has received a Spirit of America Foundation Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the foundation presents awards to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We send our congratulations to Mr. Putnam on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 64)

 

 

            (5-4)  Veterans Memorial Park Flag Ceremony Group, of Old Orchard Beach, which has received a Spirit of America Foundation Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the foundation presents awards to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We send our congratulations to Veterans Memorial Park Flag Ceremony Group on its receiving this award;

 

(SLS 65)

 

 

            (5-5)  Peg Poulin, of Saco, who has received a Spirit of America Foundation Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the foundation presents awards to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We send our congratulations to Ms. Poulin on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 66)

 

 

            (5-6)  the students of the Gray-New Gloucester High School International Baccalaureate Information Technology in a Global Society class, in Gray, who received Verizon's "Innovative Learning App Challenge" Best in State Award.  We extend to them our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 67)

 

 

            (5-7)  Mapleton Lions Club, of Mapleton, which has received a Spirit of America Foundation Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the foundation presents awards to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We send our congratulations to Mapleton Lions Club on its receiving this award;

 

(SLS 68)

 

 

            (5-8)  Bruce S. Harrington, of Fairfield, who has received a Spirit of America Foundation Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the foundation presents awards to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We send our congratulations to Mr. Harrington on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 69)

 

 

            (5-9)  the Rotary Club of Lewiston-Auburn, which is celebrating its 100th Anniversary on March 21, 2017.  We extend to all the members of the Rotary Club of Lewiston-Auburn our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 70)

 

 

            (5-10)  St. Mary's Nutrition Center's Lots to Gardens, of Lewiston, which has received a Spirit of America Foundation Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the foundation presents awards to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We send our congratulations to St. Mary's Nutrition Center's Lots to Gardens on its receiving this award;

 

(SLS 71)

 

 

            (5-11)  Evelyn Hill, of Dover-Foxcroft, who is celebrating her 100th birthday.  Ms. Hill had 11 children and has 26 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.  We extend to her our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 84)

 

 

            (5-12)  Barrett Grant, of Searsport, a senior at Searsport District High School and a player on the boys basketball team, who recently scored his 1,000th career point.  We extend to Barrett our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 85)

 

 

            (5-13)  Casco Alliance Church Food Pantry and Casco Village Church Food Pantry, of Casco, which have received a Spirit of America Foundation Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the foundation presents awards to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We send our congratulations to Casco Alliance Church Food Pantry and Casco Village Church Food Pantry on their receiving this award;

 

(SLS 86)

 

 

            (5-14)  the Windham Town Council, of Windham, which has received a Spirit of America Foundation Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the foundation presents awards to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We send our congratulations to the Windham Town Council on its receiving this award;

 

(SLS 87)

 

 

            (5-15)  Margaret Gardiner, of Woolwich, who celebrated her 95th Birthday on February 11, 2017.  We extend to Ms. Gardiner our congratulations on her birthday and offer her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 88)

 

 

            (5-16)  Jonathan West, of South Berwick, owner of Jonathan's Ogunquit, who has been named Restaurateur of the Year by the Maine Restaurant Association.  We extend to Mr. West our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 90)

 

 

            (5-17)  Cody Craig, of Skowhegan, who won his 4th-straight Class A State Wrestling Title.  Cody has never lost a match in Maine or to a Maine wrestler.  We extend to him our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 91)

 

 

            (5-18)  Brad Gallant, of Rumford, an officer with the Rumford Police Department, who was named Officer of the Year by the Maine Association of Police.  We extend to Officer Gallant our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 93)

 

 

            (5-19)  the Newport Cultural Center, of Newport, which received the 2017 Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award.  We extend to everyone at the Newport Cultural Center our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 92)

Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-20)  Michael and Terri Crosby, of Newport, who received the Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce 2017 Delmar L. Doody Award.  We extend to them our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 93)

Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-21)  the Lewiston High School Cheerleading Team, of Lewiston, which won the Class A State Championship.  This is the team's 3rd-straight Class A State Championship.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 95)

Presented by Representative HANDY of Lewiston.

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

 

 

            (5-22)  Jody Dube, of Lewiston, a teacher at Lewiston High School, who received the 2017 Maine Art Education Association Outstanding Service Through the Profession Award for his commitment and dedication to the continued advancement of art education in the State.  We extend to Mr. Dube our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 96)

Presented by Representative HANDY of Lewiston.

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

 

 

            (5-23)  Lori Flynn, of Saco, a teacher at Biddeford Intermediate School, who received the Golden Apple Award from radio station WTHT in Portland.  The award was given to recognize Ms. Flynn's dedication to the intellectual and emotional growth of Maine's children and young adults.  We extend to Ms. Flynn our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 97)

Presented by Representative GROHMAN of Biddeford.

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

 

 

            (5-24)  the Greely High School Girls Indoor Track Team, of Cumberland, which won the Class B State Championship.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 101)

Presented by Representative DENNO of Cumberland.

Cosponsored by Senator BREEN of Cumberland.

 

 

            (5-25)  Maxwell Aley, of Appleton, who has received the Boston Post Cane, an honor given to the oldest citizen of a municipality.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Aley on this occasion;

 

(HLS 102)

Presented by Representative SUTTON of Warren.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

 

            (5-26)  William D. Morris, of Saco, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 310, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

 

(HLS 104)

Presented by Representative BAILEY of Saco.

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

 

 

            (5-27)  Fred Murphy, of China, who is retiring after 37 years as a cobbler in central Maine.  He is the owner of Babe's Shoe Repair in Waterville, which is closing after being operated for approximately 3 decades by Mr. Murphy.  We extend to Mr. Murphy our congratulations on his retirement and offer him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 107)

Presented by Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Representative THERIAULT of China, Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Representative MADIGAN of Waterville.

 

 

            (5-28)  Taylor Worthington, of Brunswick, a senior at Brunswick High School, on his winning the 2017 Congressional Art Competition in Maine's First Congressional District.  Winning students are chosen by a jury formed by the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine College of Art and are flown to Washington, D.C., to participate in an opening ceremony.  Taylor's work will be on display at the United States Capitol for one year.  We congratulate Taylor on his accomplishment and on his receiving this honor, and send him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 108)

Presented by Representative TUCKER of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Senator CARSON of Cumberland, Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell, Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick.

 

 

            (5-29)  Kevin Millay, of Machias, who retired from the Downeast Correctional Facility after 30 years of service.  Mr. Millay began working as a Correctional Officer in 1985.  He also held the position of Correctional Maintenance Mechanic, and he retired as a Correctional Trades Shop Supervisor, managing the facility's motor pool.  We extend to Mr. Millay our congratulations on his retirement and offer him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 109)

Presented by Representative TUELL of East Machias.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington.

 

 

            (5-30)  Gerard Castonguay, of St. Agatha, who retired from the St. Agatha Fire Department after 27 years of service.  Mr. Castonguay served as Fire Chief from 1995 to 2000 and from 2010 to 2014.  We extend to him our congratulations on his retirement and offer him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 111)

Presented by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-31)  the Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Race, of Fort Kent, which is celebrating its 25th Anniversary.  This 250-mile race, which is a qualifier for the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest, draws mushers and spectators from throughout the United States and Canada and from other countries.  We extend to everyone involved with the Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Race our congratulations on this anniversary and our best wishes;

 

(HLS 112)

Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-32)  David Moses Bridges, of Pleasant Point, a Passamaquoddy tribal member widely known for his craftsmanship of birch bark canoes and baskets as well as for his community service and activism.  He will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends;

 

(SLS 92)

 

 

            (5-33)  Nancy J. Wight, of Newry.  Mrs. Wight worked at Maine Line Products and The Bethel Citizen, and she served as a ballot clerk in Newry for many years.  She also was a supporter of the Telstar Football Boosters and a former president of the Newry Mothers Club.  Mrs. Wight will be long remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 60 years, John, and her family and friends;

 

(HLS 98)

Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-34)  Harold E. Sawyer, of South Hiram.  Mr. Sawyer owned a construction business and served Hiram as a road commissioner, as a selectman and as a school board member for School Administrative District No. 55.  He was also a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Kezar Falls-Cornish.  Mr. Sawyer will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

 

(HLS 99)

Presented by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-35)  Philip Robert Leonard, of Penobscot.  Mr. Leonard was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving for 23 years and retiring as Chief Petty Officer.  He later worked for the State's Child Protective Services and the former Bureau of Mental Retardation, and he served as a lector and cantor for Our Lady of Holy Hope Catholic Church.  Mr. Leonard will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

 

(HLS 100)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-36)  Bernard Staples, of Lee, a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps who served in World War II.  Mr. Staples will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

 

(HLS 103)

Presented by Representative TURNER of Burlington.

Cosponsored by Representative HANINGTON of Lincoln, Senator ROSEN of Hancock, Senator MASON of Androscoggin, Representative MASON of Lisbon, Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-37)  David T. Suttie, of Fairfield.  Mr. Suttie was a Master Electrician and owned Suttie's Electric in Fairfield for many years.  He was active in Kiwanis, the School Administrative District No. 49 school board and the Knights of Columbus, and he enjoyed coaching youth sports, especially football and hockey.  Mr. Suttie will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

 

(HLS 105)

Presented by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec.

 

 

            (5-38)  Arthur Donald Julia, a lifelong resident of Fairfield.  Mr. Julia was the oldest practicing country auctioneer in the State.  He and his wife of 70 years, Lilla, owned Oak Tree Antiques in Fairfield, and he later started his own auction business, quickly becoming the "go to" auctioneer in central Maine.  In 2006, the Maine Auctioneers Association inducted him into the Maine Auctioneer Hall of Fame.  Mr. Julia will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

 

(HLS 106)

Presented by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec.

 

 

            (5-39)  Joel Huston Dodge, of Damariscotta, a well-known local woodworker and carpenter.  Mr. Dodge served in the 109th Observation Squadron in the 8th Air Force during World War II.  After the war, he began to restore houses and other structures.  His largest project was the restoration of the Colby Mill, a water-powered sawmill in Somerville.  In 2006, he donated approximately 10 acres of his family's land to the Damariscotta River Association, and the property now includes a public trail to the water's edge.  He had a wealth of knowledge about Damariscotta and its history.  Mr. Dodge will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, friends and all those whose lives he touched;

 

(HLS 110)

Presented by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle.

Cosponsored by Senator DOW of Lincoln.

 

 

 

 

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (H.P. 5)  (L.D. 3) Bill "An Act To Grant Plantations the Power To Control Consumer Fireworks" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 119)  (L.D. 161) Bill "An Act To Remove the Treasurer of State from the Maine Vaccine Board"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 246)  (L.D. 332) Bill "An Act Regarding Service of Criminal Process on Electronic Communication Service Providers and Remote Computing Service Providers" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass

 

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

Second Day

 

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

 

            (8-1)  (H.P. 72)  (L.D. 104) Bill "An Act To Change the Time and Location of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Kittery Water District"

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Tuesday, February 28, 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.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Lin Martin-Hunt, of Buxton

(HLS 63)

 

TABLED - February 14, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing the Reverend James Haddix, of Holden

(HLS 70)

 

TABLED - February 14, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative WARD of Dedham.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Stanley Shorey, of Penobscot

(HLS 71)

 

TABLED - February 14, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative WARD of Dedham.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment in Memory of the Honorable Paulette G. Beaudoin, of Biddeford

(SLS 47)

 

- In Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

TABLED - February 14, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - ADOPTION.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         Bill "An Act To Allow Slot Machines or a Casino in York County"

(I.B. 1)  (L.D. 719)

 

TABLED - February 28, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         Bill "An Act To Use Taxes on Nonmedical Marijuana and Increase the Tax on Cigarettes To Partially Offset the 3% Income Tax Surcharge"

(H.P. 499)  (L.D. 708)

 

(Committee on TAXATION suggested)

TABLED - February 28, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative TIPPING of Orono.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE June 21, 2017

 

NOTICE

 

House Divided Report that will appear on the House Calendar later:

 

(1)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Remove the Legislative Council from the Capitol Area Development Approval Process"

(H.P. 26)  (L.D. 25)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Ought to Pass  (5 members)

 

 

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

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

Thursday, March 2, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 270)

 

 

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

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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

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

Thursday, March 2, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act Regarding Court Orders for Completion of a Batterers' Intervention Program in Domestic Violence Cases"

(S.P. 259)  (L.D. 814)

 

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

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Address Student Hunger with a 'Breakfast after the Bell' Program"

(S.P. 254)  (L.D. 809)

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Promote Academic Achievement through Hunger Relief for Maine Children"

(S.P. 261)  (L.D. 816)

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Improve the Quality of Teachers"

(S.P. 263)  (L.D. 818)

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Prioritize the Renovation of Existing Underutilized Schools in Conjunction with the Closing of Nearby Schools Due to Declining Enrollment"

(S.P. 272)  (L.D. 826)

 

            Come 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 Improve Transparency in the Electricity Supply Market"

(S.P. 248)  (L.D. 803)

 

            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Fairness among Large Consumers of Natural Gas"

(S.P. 267)  (L.D. 822)

 

            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Direct Dialing of 911 from Multiline Telephone Systems"

(S.P. 271)  (L.D. 825)

 

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

 

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            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Streamline the Municipal Review Process When Dividing a Structure into 3 or More Dwelling Units and To Amend the Process for Recording Subdivision Variances"

(S.P. 250)  (L.D. 805)

 

            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Protect Maine's Clean Water and Taxpayers from Mining Pollution"

(S.P. 265)  (L.D. 820)

 

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

 

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            (1-11)  Bill "An Act To Establish Long-term Memory Care Facilities and To Provide Adequate Staffing and Reimbursement"

(S.P. 249)  (L.D. 804)

 

            (1-12)  Bill "An Act To Restore Community Support Services for Adults with Mental Illness"

(S.P. 253)  (L.D. 808)

 

            (1-13)  Resolve, To Establish a Pilot Project To Save Lives and Support People with Substance Use Disorder in Washington County

(S.P. 257)  (L.D. 812)

 

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

 

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            (1-14)  Bill "An Act To Promote Early Detection of Breast Cancer"

(S.P. 262)  (L.D. 817)

 

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

 

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            (1-15)  Bill "An Act Regarding Guardianships"

(S.P. 252)  (L.D. 807)

 

            (1-16)  Bill "An Act To Allow a Council of Governments To Provide Municipal Services to Small Towns under the Maine Tort Claims Act"

(S.P. 260)  (L.D. 815)

 

            (1-17)  Bill "An Act To Enact the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act"

(S.P. 266)  (L.D. 821)

 

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

 

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            (1-18)  Bill "An Act To Allow Funeral Homes To Own and Operate Crematories"

(S.P. 255)  (L.D. 810)

 

            (1-19)  Bill "An Act Regarding Continuing Education for Persons Engaged in the Practice of Funeral Service"

(S.P. 256)  (L.D. 811)

 

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

 

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            (1-20)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Political Party Representation of Election Clerks"

(S.P. 258)  (L.D. 813)

 

            (1-21)  Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study the Adequacy of Housing Safety Laws

(S.P. 264)  (L.D. 819)

 

            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

Thursday, March 2, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (S.P. 88)  (L.D. 302) Bill "An Act To Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2017" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-2)

 

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

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

Thursday, March 2, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2017

(S.P. 88)  (L.D. 302)
(C. "A" S-2)

 

 

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

 

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