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:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
Second Day
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS

 


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The House Calendar

The Advance Journal and Calendar of the House of Representatives

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

18th Legislative Day

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Colonel Andrew Gibson, Senior Army Chaplain, Maine Army National Guard, Augusta.

 

            Colors presented by The Maine National Guard Joint Honor Guard.

 

            National Anthem by Technical Sergeant Joel Crowley, Windham.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Kenneth Christian, M.D., Holden.

 

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

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 247)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MARCH 5-11, 2017 AS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS WEEK

 

            WHEREAS, multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a neurological disease of the central nervous system affecting 2,300,000 people worldwide; and 

 

            WHEREAS, the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society reports that more than 3,000 people are living with MS in the State and that the disease generally strikes people in the prime of life, between 20 and 50 years of age, and the cause and course of the often debilitating symptoms of MS remain unknown and no cure currently exists; and

 

            WHEREAS, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has been committed for more than 70 years to a world free of MS, heightening public knowledge about and insight into the disease; and

 

            WHEREAS, since 1946 the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has been a driving force of MS research, relentlessly pursuing prevention, treatments and a cure, and has invested more than $900,000,000 in groundbreaking research; and

 

            WHEREAS, funds raised through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society provide $42,100,000 in funding for 380 research projects at the best medical centers, universities and other institutions throughout the United States and abroad, leading to many breakthroughs in the treatment of MS; and

 

            WHEREAS, stopping MS in its tracks, restoring what has been lost and ending MS forever is the mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and one that all Americans and citizens of the State should support; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, take this occasion to recognize the importance of finding the cause and cure of MS, to express our appreciation for the dedication that the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has shown toward creating a world free of MS and to declare March 5-11, 2017 as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week in the State; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Change the Name of Captain Ambrose Bear Stream"

(S.P. 89)  (L.D. 303)

 

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Provide Tax Fairness and To Lower Medical Expenses for Patients under the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act"

(S.P. 251)  (L.D. 806)

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Fund and Enhance the Maine Diversion Alert Program" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 182)  (L.D. 249)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY in the House on January 31, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 84)

 

Department of Defense, Veterans

and Emergency Management

33 State House Station

Camp Keyes, Augusta, Maine  04333-0033

 

February 3, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

As the Commissioner of the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management and the Adjutant General of the Maine National Guard, I accept your invitation to address the Joint Session of the 128th Maine Legislature on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Brigadier General Douglas A. Farnham

Commissioner and Adjutant General

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 85)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

March 7, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

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

 

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

L.D. 425         An Act To Extend Fall Fishing Opportunities

 

Insurance and Financial Services

L.D. 145         An Act To Protect Consumers from Closure of Inactive Bank Accounts

 

Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

L.D. 13           An Act To Require Certain Licensing Boards To Report Cases of Sexual Abuse of a Patient or Client by a Licensee to a Law Enforcement Agency or the Department of Health and Human Services

 

Veterans and Legal Affairs

L.D. 496         An Act To Update Maine's Veterans' Benefits Eligibility Requirements

L.D. 510         An Act To Create Fairness in Gaming License Fees for Small Nonprofit Organizations

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 86)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

March 7, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the Committee on Health and Human Services has approved the request by the sponsor, Representative Sherman of Hodgdon, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 690         An Act To Provide Additional Funding for Persons with Disabilities

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services has approved the request by the sponsor, Representative Campbell of Orrington, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 609         An Act To Prohibit Insurance Carriers That Are Not Health Insurance Carriers from Operating as Managed Care Organizations

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 87)

 

MAINE STATE LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

 

February 27, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

I am notifying you that, pursuant to 12 MRSA §683-A, I have forwarded to the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry the following nomination made to the Maine Land Use Planning Commission by the Aroostook County Commissioners on February 27, 2017:

 

Durward L. Humphrey of Benedicta

 

The County asks that this nomination be considered to fill the four-year term that begins on March 14, 2017 which is scheduled to be filled by Aroostook County.

 

Pursuant to 12 MRSA §683-A, this appointment is subject to confirmation by the Maine Senate after review by the committee having jurisdiction over conservation matters.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Grant T. Pennoyer

Executive Director

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 177)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

March 2, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

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

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, William W. McFarland of South China for reappointment to the State Harness Racing Commission;

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Judiciary, Arnold S. Clark, Esq. of Calais for reappointment to the Maine Human Rights Commission;

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

·        David J. Daigler of Portland for appointment to the Finance Authority of Maine 

·        Timothy P. Nightingale of Rockport for appointment to the Finance Authority of Maine 

·        Christopher A. Pierce of Cumberland Foreside for reappointment to the Finance Authority of Maine 

·        the Honorable Douglas K. Damon of Bangor for reappointment to the Loring Development Authority of Maine 

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

·        John Moncure, Esq. of Harpswell for reappointment to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority

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

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on State and Local Government, Daniel V. Deveau of Augusta for reappointment as the Maine-Canada Trade Ombudsman.

 

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 Restructure Harness Racing within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 583)  (L.D. 834)

 

Sponsored by Representative MAREAN of Hollis.

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Promote Small Diversified Farms and Small Food Producers"

(H.P. 584)  (L.D. 835)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville.

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Extend the Germination Testing Period for Cool-weather Lawn and Turf Seed from 9 to 15 Months"

(H.P. 605)  (L.D. 856)

 

Sponsored by Representative LYFORD of Eddington.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, STANLEY of Medway, STEARNS of Guilford.

 

            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Slaughter and Inspection of Livestock"

(H.P. 606)  (L.D. 857)

 

Sponsored by Representative WHITE of Washburn.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: DUNPHY of Old Town, FAY of Raymond, HANINGTON of Lincoln, MARTIN of Sinclair, McELWEE of Caribou, ORDWAY of Standish, PIERCE of Dresden, Senator: DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen the Law Regarding Dangerous Dogs"

(H.P. 607)  (L.D. 858)

 

Sponsored by Representative NADEAU of Winslow.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: AUSTIN of Skowhegan, BROOKS of Lewiston, DOORE of Augusta, GUERIN of Glenburn, HARVELL of Farmington, HICKMAN of Winthrop, LONGSTAFF of Waterville.

 

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

 

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            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Build Maine's Workforce Development Capacity by Modernizing and Improving the Facilities and Infrastructure of Maine's Public Universities"

(H.P. 585)  (L.D. 836)

 

Sponsored by Representative JORGENSEN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot and Representatives: HARVELL of Farmington, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, PIERCE of Falmouth, STEWART of Presque Isle, Senators: BREEN of Cumberland, MAKER of Washington, SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Provide Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Operations of State Government" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 586)  (L.D. 837)

 

Sponsored by Representative JORGENSEN of Portland.

 

            (3-8)  Bill "An Act Requiring Investments by the Maine Public Employees Retirement System To Be Well-diversified"

(H.P. 635)  (L.D. 907)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: FREDETTE of Newport, LOCKMAN of Amherst, SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, SIROCKI of Scarborough, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, WINSOR of Norway, Senator: HAMPER of Oxford.

 

            (3-9)  Resolve, To Require a Review of the State Employee and Teacher Retirement Plan

(H.P. 645)  (L.D. 917)

 

Sponsored by Representative WINSOR of Norway.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Prevent Sexual Abuse by Members of the Clergy"

(H.P. 587)  (L.D. 838)

 

Sponsored by Representative GROHMAN of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Senator: CHENETTE of York.

 

            (3-11)  Resolve, To Address Substance Use and Addiction in County Jails

(H.P. 588)  (L.D. 839)

 

Sponsored by Representative MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth.

Cosponsored by Senator DION of Cumberland and Representatives: GRANT of Gardiner, HAMANN of South Portland, HARVELL of Farmington, JORGENSEN of Portland, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, SHEATS of Auburn, Senator: KATZ of Kennebec.

 

            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Thorough Investigation into Allegations of Sexual Assault"

(H.P. 608)  (L.D. 859)

 

Sponsored by Representative BATES of Westbrook.

Cosponsored by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland and Representatives: COREY of Windham, GATTINE of Westbrook, O'NEIL of Saco, TALBOT ROSS of Portland, WHITE of Washburn.

 

            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Provide Wage Parity for Certain State Law Enforcement Personnel"

(H.P. 610)  (L.D. 861)

 

Sponsored by Representative NADEAU of Winslow.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: DOORE of Augusta, FREY of Bangor, HICKMAN of Winthrop, WARREN of Hallowell, Senators: CYRWAY of Kennebec, DIAMOND of Cumberland, DILL of Penobscot.

 

            (3-14)  Bill "An Act Establishing the Crime of Child Abuse in the Maine Criminal Code"

(H.P. 636)  (L.D. 908)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, GERRISH of Lebanon, GUERIN of Glenburn, SIROCKI of Scarborough, Senators: KEIM of Oxford, ROSEN of Hancock, VOLK of Cumberland.

 

            (3-15)  Bill "An Act Regarding Maine's Criminal Code"

(H.P. 646)  (L.D. 918)

 

Sponsored by Representative WARREN of Hallowell.

Cosponsored by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland and Representatives: GROHMAN of Biddeford, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, NADEAU of Winslow, RECKITT of South Portland, TALBOT ROSS of Portland.

 

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

 

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            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Expand Educational Opportunities for Students in the Unorganized Territories"

(H.P. 589)  (L.D. 840)

 

Sponsored by Representative TUELL of East Machias.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, GERRISH of Lebanon, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, SAMPSON of Alfred, STEARNS of Guilford, STEWART of Presque Isle, Senator: WOODSOME of York.

 

            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Provide Stability in MaineCare Payments for Educational Programming"

(H.P. 590)  (L.D. 841)

 

Sponsored by Representative MELARAGNO of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BICKFORD of Auburn, FULLER of Lewiston, HANDY of Lewiston, LAWRENCE of South Berwick, POULIOT of Augusta, SHEATS of Auburn, STEARNS of Guilford, Senator: LIBBY of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-18)  Resolve, To Establish a Pilot Program To Install Video Cameras in School Buses

(H.P. 611)  (L.D. 862)

 

Sponsored by Representative GILLWAY of Searsport.

Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo and Representatives: HERBIG of Belfast, KINNEY of Knox.

 

            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Create a Standard Kindergarten Entry Assessment"

(H.P. 612)  (L.D. 863)

 

Sponsored by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, FARNSWORTH of Portland, PIERCE of Falmouth, Senators: LANGLEY of Hancock, MAKER of Washington.

 

            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Provide for a Statewide Contract for School Teachers"

(H.P. 613)  (L.D. 864)

 

Sponsored by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner, Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, FARNSWORTH of Portland, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, SAMPSON of Alfred, STEWART of Presque Isle, Senator: MAKER of Washington.

 

            (3-21)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Education To Determine the Effectiveness and Success of Charter Schools

(H.P. 614)  (L.D. 865)

 

Sponsored by Representative FULLER of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BABBIDGE of Kennebunk, FAY of Raymond, HANDY of Lewiston, KORNFIELD of Bangor, RILEY of Jay.

 

            (3-22)  Bill "An Act To Provide Additional Funds to Schools That Offer Residential Options"

(H.P. 615)  (L.D. 866)

 

Sponsored by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, FARNSWORTH of Portland, PIERCE of Falmouth, SAMPSON of Alfred, STEWART of Presque Isle.

 

            (3-23)  Bill "An Act To Establish the Summer Success Program Fund"

(H.P. 647)  (L.D. 919)

 

Sponsored by Representative PIERCE of Falmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator BREEN of Cumberland and Representatives: JORGENSEN of Portland, McLEAN of Gorham, MOONEN of Portland, POULIOT of Augusta, SYLVESTER of Portland, TALBOT ROSS of Portland, TIPPING of Orono, Senator: MAKER of Washington.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-24)  Bill "An Act To Mitigate the Spread of Invasive Milfoil in Wilson Stream"

(H.P. 616)  (L.D. 867)

 

Sponsored by Representative ACKLEY of Monmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec and Representatives: FAY of Raymond, HICKMAN of Winthrop, SHEATS of Auburn.

 

            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Determination of a Wind Energy Development's Effect on the Scenic Character of Maine's Special Places"

(H.P. 629)  (L.D. 901)

 

Sponsored by Representative WINSOR of Norway.

Cosponsored by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram, Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, DUCHESNE of Hudson, HARLOW of Portland.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-26)  Resolve, To Support Home Health Services

(H.P. 591)  (L.D. 842)

 

Sponsored by Representative JORGENSEN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin and Representatives: DENNO of Cumberland, FOLEY of Wells, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, Senators: KATZ of Kennebec, WOODSOME of York.

 

            (3-27)  Resolve, To Increase Access to Evidence-based Psychosocial Treatment for Children in the MaineCare Program

(H.P. 630)  (L.D. 902)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Representatives: GATTINE of Westbrook, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor, MADIGAN of Waterville, PARKER of South Berwick, PERRY of Calais.

 

            (3-28)  Bill "An Act To Stimulate the Maine Economy and Alleviate Child Poverty by Indexing Certain Benefits to Inflation"

(H.P. 637)  (L.D. 909)

 

Sponsored by Representative MELARAGNO of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Representatives: COLLINGS of Portland, COOPER of Yarmouth, GATTINE of Westbrook, HAMANN of South Portland, HARLOW of Portland, LAWRENCE of South Berwick, MOONEN of Portland.

 

            (3-29)  Bill "An Act To Encourage Living Kidney Donation in Maine"

(H.P. 638)  (L.D. 910)

 

Sponsored by Representative VACHON of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: CHACE of Durham, DENNO of Cumberland, HYMANSON of York, JORGENSEN of Portland, MALABY of Hancock, NADEAU of Winslow, PERRY of Calais, SEAVEY of Kennebunkport.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-30)  Bill "An Act To Adjust the Formula for Calculating the Allocation of Moose Permits for Hunting Lodges"

(H.P. 592)  (L.D. 843)

 

Sponsored by Representative STANLEY of Medway.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, COLLINGS of Portland, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HARLOW of Portland, LYFORD of Eddington.

 

            (3-31)  Bill "An Act To Make Excessive Boat Noise a Public Nuisance"

(H.P. 593)  (L.D. 844)

 

Sponsored by Representative FAY of Raymond.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, BRYANT of Windham, HARLOW of Portland, SHEATS of Auburn, Senators: GRATWICK of Penobscot, SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            (3-32)  Bill "An Act Regarding Game That Is Confiscated in Connection with an Alleged Violation of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Laws"

(H.P. 617)  (L.D. 868)

 

Sponsored by Representative THERIAULT of China.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, HANLEY of Pittston, HARLOW of Portland, HILLIARD of Belgrade, MASON of Lisbon, REED of Carmel, Senator: CYRWAY of Kennebec.

 

            (3-33)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Tagging of Harvested Animals To Reflect the Closure of Tagging Stations Due to Holidays and Other Legitimate Reasons"

(H.P. 618)  (L.D. 869)

 

Sponsored by Representative WHITE of Washburn.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DILLINGHAM of Oxford, DUCHESNE of Hudson, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HARLOW of Portland, MARTIN of Sinclair, PIERCE of Dresden, Senators: CUSHING of Penobscot, MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-34)  Bill "An Act To Protect Life Insurance Beneficiaries"

(H.P. 619)  (L.D. 870)

 

Sponsored by Representative TERRY of Gorham.

Cosponsored by Representatives: AUSTIN of Skowhegan, CASÁS of Rockport.

 

            (3-35)  Bill "An Act Regarding Credit Card Interest Rates"

(H.P. 648)  (L.D. 920)

 

Sponsored by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

Cosponsored by Representatives: HARVELL of Farmington, STETKIS of Canaan.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-36)  Bill "An Act To Clarify That Petitions for Certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States Are Included within the Definition of Indigent Legal Services"

(H.P. 594)  (L.D. 845)

 

Sponsored by Representative MOONEN of Portland.

Submitted by the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            (3-37)  Bill "An Act To Enact the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act"

(H.P. 595)  (L.D. 846)

 

Sponsored by Representative CARDONE of Bangor.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York.

 

            (3-38)  Bill "An Act To Hold Refugee Resettlement Agencies Accountable to Maine People"

(H.P. 596)  (L.D. 847)

 

Sponsored by Representative LOCKMAN of Amherst.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, CEBRA of Naples, GERRISH of Lebanon, HARRINGTON of Sanford, SIROCKI of Scarborough, TURNER of Burlington, VACHON of Scarborough, Senator: WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

            (3-39)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Statewide Electronic Warrant System"

(H.P. 609)  (L.D. 860)

 

Sponsored by Representative GERRISH of Lebanon.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock and Representatives: COREY of Windham, FOLEY of Wells, HERRICK of Paris, MAREAN of Hollis, PICKETT of Dixfield, RECKITT of South Portland.

 

            (3-40)  Bill "An Act To Require Disclosures Relating to the Sale of Residential Real Property Accessible Only by a Private Way"

(H.P. 620)  (L.D. 871)

 

Sponsored by Representative FAY of Raymond.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec and Representatives: COLLINGS of Portland, FULLER of Lewiston, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, RILEY of Jay.

 

            (3-41)  Bill "An Act To Protect Rights and Privileges Granted under the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Maine"

(H.P. 631)  (L.D. 903)

 

Sponsored by Representative SAMPSON of Alfred.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York and Representatives: CHACE of Durham, FOLEY of Wells, GERRISH of Lebanon, LOCKMAN of Amherst, PRESCOTT of Waterboro, SUTTON of Warren, TUELL of East Machias, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            (3-42)  Bill "An Act To Remove Time and Acreage Limits for Placing Land in Trust Status under the Maine Indian Claims Settlement"

(H.P. 649)  (L.D. 921)

 

Sponsored by Representative DANA of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-43)  Bill "An Act To Support Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder"

(H.P. 597)  (L.D. 848)

 

Sponsored by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: SYLVESTER of Portland, WARREN of Hallowell, Senators: BELLOWS of Kennebec, LIBBY of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-44)  Bill "An Act To Establish Requirements Related to the Practice of Dry Needling"

(H.P. 621)  (L.D. 872)

 

Sponsored by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: BATES of Westbrook, BROOKS of Lewiston, COLLINGS of Portland, GOLDEN of Lewiston, SIROCKI of Scarborough, Senators: CARSON of Cumberland, JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

            (3-45)  Bill "An Act To Adopt Tiny House Standards in the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code"

(H.P. 622)  (L.D. 873)

 

Sponsored by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, FECTEAU of Biddeford, JORGENSEN of Portland, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, SANBORN of Portland, TALBOT ROSS of Portland, VACHON of Scarborough, Senator: VOLK of Cumberland.

 

            (3-46)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Certain Gifts to Health Care Practitioners"

(H.P. 639)  (L.D. 911)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAMANN of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator CHIPMAN of Cumberland, Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: GATTINE of Westbrook, HEAD of Bethel, HICKMAN of Winthrop, MALABY of Hancock, PARKER of South Berwick, PERRY of Calais, SANDERSON of Chelsea, Senator: SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            (3-47)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Scope of Practice of Certain Licensed Professionals Regarding Conversion Therapy"

(H.P. 640)  (L.D. 912)

 

Sponsored by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: CHACE of Durham, GINZLER of Bridgton, MOONEN of Portland, STEWART of Presque Isle, WARD of Dedham, Senators: KATZ of Kennebec, MAKER of Washington, SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            (3-48)  Bill "An Act Regarding Workers' Compensation Insurance Rates for Small Businesses"

(H.P. 641)  (L.D. 913)

 

Sponsored by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford and Representatives: HYMANSON of York, KINNEY of Knox, PARKER of South Berwick, SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, TUELL of East Machias, TURNER of Burlington, VACHON of Scarborough, WINSOR of Norway.

 

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

 

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            (3-49)  Bill "An Act Directing the Commissioner of Marine Resources To Investigate the Conditions of Sheepscot Pond Related to a Management Plan for Anadromous Fish Species"

(H.P. 650)  (L.D. 922)

 

Sponsored by Representative PIERCE of Dresden.

Cosponsored by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, DEVIN of Newcastle, HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, SUTTON of Warren, TUCKER of Brunswick, TUELL of East Machias.

 

            Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-50)  Bill "An Act To Allow the State To Maintain Interest-bearing Accounts of Privately Donated Funds for the Upkeep of Property Managed by the State"

(H.P. 598)  (L.D. 849)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREY of Bangor.

 

            (3-51)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit a Person from Providing False Testimony to a Committee of the Legislature"

(H.P. 599)  (L.D. 850)

 

Sponsored by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: DILLINGHAM of Oxford, GINZLER of Bridgton, MALABY of Hancock, O'CONNOR of Berwick, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TURNER of Burlington, Senators: SAVIELLO of Franklin, WOODSOME of York.

 

            (3-52)  Resolve, To Increase Pedestrian Crosswalk Safety

(H.P. 625)  (L.D. 876)

 

Sponsored by Representative FULLER of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BABBIDGE of Kennebunk, FAY of Raymond, HANDY of Lewiston, SHEATS of Auburn.

 

            (3-53)  Bill "An Act To Establish Indigenous People's Day"

(H.P. 642)  (L.D. 914)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAMANN of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Representative BAILEY of Saco and Representatives: BLUME of York, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, HICKMAN of Winthrop, RYKERSON of Kittery, WARREN of Hallowell, Senators: JACKSON of Aroostook, SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-54)  Bill "An Act To Repeal and Subject to Referendum in 2018 the Fund To Advance Public Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education and the 3 Percent Income Tax Surcharge" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 600)  (L.D. 851)

 

Sponsored by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, GUERIN of Glenburn, HILLIARD of Belgrade, MALABY of Hancock, O'CONNOR of Berwick, PICKETT of Dixfield, TURNER of Burlington, Senator: DOW of Lincoln.

 

            (3-55)  Bill "An Act To Expand the Authority of Municipalities To Implement a Property Tax Deferral Program"

(H.P. 623)  (L.D. 874)

 

Sponsored by Representative DENNO of Cumberland.

Cosponsored by Senator BREEN of Cumberland and Representatives: BAILEY of Saco, CARDONE of Bangor, HANDY of Lewiston, TUELL of East Machias, VACHON of Scarborough.

 

            (3-56)  Bill "An Act To Reduce Property Taxes"

(H.P. 624)  (L.D. 875)

 

Sponsored by Representative CEBRA of Naples.

Cosponsored by Representatives: HANINGTON of Lincoln, HARVELL of Farmington, O'CONNOR of Berwick, STETKIS of Canaan, WARD of Dedham.

 

            (3-57)  Bill "An Act To Require the County Commissioners To Adjust the Assessed Value of a Municipality When They Grant an Abatement Request"

(H.P. 632)  (L.D. 904)

 

Sponsored by Representative JOHANSEN of Monticello.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook and Representatives: BICKFORD of Auburn, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HANLEY of Pittston, STETKIS of Canaan, TUELL of East Machias.

 

            (3-58)  Bill "An Act To Lower Property Taxes"

(H.P. 643)  (L.D. 915)

 

Sponsored by Representative HYMANSON of York.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, SKOLFIELD of Weld.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-59)  Bill "An Act To Allow Learner's Permits To Be Issued by Driver Education Schools"

(H.P. 626)  (L.D. 877)

 

Sponsored by Representative SCHNECK of Bangor.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook and Representatives: DUNPHY of Old Town, FARRIN of Norridgewock, HANINGTON of Lincoln, MARTIN of Sinclair, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, STANLEY of Medway, TUELL of East Machias, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            (3-60)  Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Permit the Operation of Golf Carts on Municipally Owned Streets"

(H.P. 627)  (L.D. 878)

 

Sponsored by Representative DENNO of Cumberland.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representative: CHACE of Durham, Senator: BREEN of Cumberland.

 

            (3-61)  Bill "An Act To Authorize the Construction of a Maine Turnpike Connector to Gorham"

(H.P. 633)  (L.D. 905)

 

Sponsored by Representative McLEAN of Gorham.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: BATTLE of South Portland, GATTINE of Westbrook, SIROCKI of Scarborough, TERRY of Gorham, VACHON of Scarborough, Senator: COLLINS of York.

 

            (3-62)  Bill "An Act To Establish an Enhanced Driver's License for Qualified Maine Residents To Facilitate Travel across Certain International Borders"

(H.P. 651)  (L.D. 923)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, ALLEY of Beals, GUERIN of Glenburn, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, PERRY of Calais, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, STEWART of Presque Isle, Senator: CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-63)  Bill "An Act To Make Changes to the Maine Liquor Liability Act"

(H.P. 601)  (L.D. 852)

 

Sponsored by Representative MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth.

 

            (3-64)  Bill "An Act To Allow Beano at Campgrounds"

(H.P. 602)  (L.D. 853)

 

Sponsored by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, FARRIN of Norridgewock, Senators: LANGLEY of Hancock, MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-65)  Bill "An Act To Allow Any Person To Purchase Voter Registration Lists"

(H.P. 628)  (L.D. 879)

 

Sponsored by Representative CASÁS of Rockport.  (BY REQUEST)

 

            (3-66)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Collection of Signatures for a Direct Initiative"

(H.P. 634)  (L.D. 906)

 

Sponsored by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, SIROCKI of Scarborough, STROM of Pittsfield, TURNER of Burlington, WINSOR of Norway, Senators: HAMPER of Oxford, LANGLEY of Hancock, MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-67)  Bill "An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Marijuana Legalization Act as Approved by the Voters"

(H.P. 603)  (L.D. 854)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAMANN of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: HICKMAN of Winthrop, MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth.

 

            (3-68)  Bill "An Act To Protect Children from Edible Cannabis Products"

(H.P. 604)  (L.D. 855)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAMANN of South Portland.

 

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

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative CASÁS of Rockport, the following Joint Order:  (H.P. 644)

 

            ORDERED, the Senate concurring, that the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation shall conduct a study to determine the placement of vehicle charging stations on Maine's highways.  In conducting the study, the committee shall invite interested parties, including, but not limited to, the Commissioner of Transportation, or the commissioner's designee, and the Executive Director of the Maine Turnpike Authority, or the executive director's designee.  The committee, with input from interested parties, shall determine the placement and structure of vehicle charging stations and the cost of installing and maintaining vehicle charging stations.  The committee shall report out legislation based on the study to the Second Regular Session of the 128th Legislature implementing the committee's recommendations.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Luke Bartol, of Manchester, 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. Bartol on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 73)

 

 

            (5-2)  Judy Williams, of Chelsea, 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. Williams on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 76)

 

 

            (5-3)  Pat Couture, of Manchester, 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. Couture on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 78)

 

 

            (5-4)  Gary and Ann Keilty, of Readfield, who 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 Gary and Ann Keilty on their receiving this award;

 

(SLS 83)

 

 

            (5-5)  Mickey and Crystal Jones, of Wiscasset, who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary.  We congratulate them on this special occasion and send them our best wishes;

 

(SLS 94)

 

 

            (5-6)  the Scarborough High School Girls Indoor Track Team, of Scarborough, which won the Class A State Indoor Track Championship, the team's 8th championship.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 95)

 

 

            (5-7)  the Scarborough High School Boys Indoor Track Team, of Scarborough, which won the Class A State Indoor Track Championship, the team's 7th championship in 9 years.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 96)

 

 

            (5-8)  Gary Fifield, of Gorham, who has been inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017.  Mr. Fifield coached women's basketball teams at the University of Southern Maine to 660 victories.  He led the Huskies to 21 Little East Championships, 26 National Collegiate Athletic Association tournaments, 16 Sweet Sixteens, 10 Elite Eights, 5 Final Fours and 3 National Championship games.  He was the 2005 Division III National Coach of the Year and is in numerous halls of fame.  We extend to Mr. Fifield our congratulations on his induction and offer him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 97)

 

 

            (5-9)  Fay Adams, of New Vineyard, on her retirement after serving over 40 years in municipal government.  Ms. Adams served 20 years as a selectperson and 22 years as a town clerk.  We extend to Ms. Adams our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 98)

 

 

            (5-10)  Robert Fitzsimmons, of Bridgton, who is celebrating his 90th Birthday on April 23, 2017.  We extend to Mr. Fitzsimmons our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 99)

 

 

            (5-11)  Tyra Michaud, of Frenchville, who received an award for entrepreneurship at the 10th Annual Girls Rock! Awards sponsored by Hardy Girls, Healthy Women.  Tyra completed a 7-year apprenticeship in dog grooming and purchased a building and opened her own business.  We extend to her our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 100)

 

 

            (5-12)  Benjamin Breadmore, of Holden, who has received the Catharine Lebowitz Award for Public Service from the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Mr. Breadmore our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 101)

 

 

            (5-13)  Penobscot Theatre Company, of Bangor, which has received the Nonprofit of the Year Award from the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Penobscot Theatre Company our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 103)

 

 

            (5-14)  Maine Troop Greeters, of Bangor, which has received the M. Jane Irving Community Service Award from the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Maine Troop Greeters our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 104)

 

 

            (5-15)  Ronnie Finson, of St. Albans, on his retirement as Road Commissioner for the Town of St. Albans after 32 years of service.  Mr. Finson gave up many birthdays and Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners to make the town safe.  We extend to him our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 105)

 

 

            (5-16)  Avery McKenzie, of Saco, a student at Thornton Academy, who placed second in the State in the Classical Association of New England's Annual Writing Contest.  We extend to Avery our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 106)

 

 

            (5-17)  Hannah Faucher, of Saco, a student at Thornton Academy, who placed first in the State in the Classical Association of New England's Annual Writing Contest.  We extend to Hannah our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 107)

 

 

            (5-18)  James "Chico" Hernandez, of Washburn, who took first place at the 2016 Submission Grappling Championships and the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Ireland.  Twenty-five years older than his eldest competitor, Mr. Hernandez won the championship belt in both Masters Expert Black Belt Divisions.  He also won the silver medal in the Open Expert Black Belt Division.  We extend to Mr. Hernandez our congratulations and offer him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 114)

Presented by Representative WHITE of Washburn.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-19)  Kevin Theriault, of South Portland, an officer with the South Portland Police Department, who was recognized as South Portland's 2016 Officer of the Year.  We extend to Officer Theriault our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 115)

Presented by Representative BATTLE of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland, Representative RECKITT of South Portland, Representative HAMANN of South Portland.

 

 

            (5-20)  Nancy Crowell, of Scarborough, who has been named Great Person of the Year by the Scarborough Leader.  Ms. Crowell has served as library director of the Scarborough Public Library for 40 years and has been a visible and important presence in the community.  We extend to Ms. Crowell our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 116)

Presented by Representative VACHON of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland, Senator MILLETT of Cumberland, Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

 

            (5-21)  Richard Goodwin, of Shapleigh, to whom the Town of Shapleigh dedicated its 2017 Town Report.  Mr. Goodwin became the Chief of the Shapleigh Fire Department in 1971 and Shapleigh's Road Commissioner in 1975.  He is a member of the Maine Local Roads Center's Maine Roads Scholar Program, and he helped to form the York Area Fire Control, was a member of the Comprehensive Planning Committee and served as the Civilian Defense Director for Shapleigh.  We extend to Mr. Goodwin our appreciation for his 46 years of public service;

 

(HLS 117)

Presented by Representative GERRISH of Lebanon.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York, Representative SAMPSON of Alfred.

 

 

            (5-22)  the Acton Ambulance Association, of Acton, to which the Town of Acton dedicated its 2017 Town Report.  The association was formed on January 1, 1981 as a nonprofit agency by Frank Monkiewicz, the association's first president, Peter Lupachini, who served as treasurer, Peter H. Smith, Stanley Smith, Sr., Jim Crowley, who served as the first rescue chief, and Harold Smith, who is still active today.  The association became an official department of the town in 2015.  We extend to everyone involved with the Acton Ambulance Association our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 118)

Presented by Representative GERRISH of Lebanon.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-23)  Horace "Bud" Fogg, Senior, of Gorham, a highly decorated veteran who survived fierce European battles during World War II.  Born in Windham and raised in Gorham, Mr. Fogg was drafted into the United States Army at age 18, obtained the rank of sergeant and served with the 83rd Infantry Division in Europe.  He was awarded 3 Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, a Good Conduct medal and multiple campaign awards.  After his military service, Mr. Fogg worked for S.D. Warren Company in Westbrook for 38 years.  He was a member of several veterans organizations and served as commander of American Legion Smith-Wagner Post 60 in Gorham.  Mr. Fogg will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends;

 

(SLS 102)

 

 

            (5-24)  Bob Walker, of Norway, an icon in New England motor racing and the voice of the Oxford Plains Speedway for more than 3 decades, from the early 1970s until his retirement in 2006.  Mr. Walker, who worked in a variety of roles in racing, was also a published author and served Norway as a selectman, was a volunteer firefighter for Norway and Harrison and did play-by-play announcing for derbies and Oxford Hills football.  Mr. Walker will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, his friends and his many fans;

 

(HLS 113)

Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway.

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

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Remove the Legislative Council from the Capitol Area Development Approval Process"

(H.P. 26)  (L.D. 25)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DESCHAMBAULT of York

            Representatives:
                                    MARTIN of Sinclair
                                    BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland
                                    BRYANT of Windham
                                    HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach
                                    MADIGAN of Rumford
                                    SPEAR of South Thomaston

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis

            Representatives:
                                    GRIGNON of Athens
                                    HARRINGTON of Sanford
                                    ORDWAY of Standish
                                    PICKETT of Dixfield

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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. 92)  (L.D. 124) Bill "An Act To Make Changes to the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund"  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 127)  (L.D. 171) Bill "An Act To Add the Air Medal as an Option for a Special Commemorative Decal on Special Veterans Registration Plates"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 163)  (L.D. 207) Resolve, To Designate a Bridge in East Machias as the Norman E. Bagley Memorial Bridge  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass

 

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

Second Day

 

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

 

            (8-1)  (H.P. 5)  (L.D. 3) Bill "An Act To Grant Plantations the Power To Control Consumer Fireworks" (EMERGENCY)

 

            (8-2)  (H.P. 119)  (L.D. 161) Bill "An Act To Remove the Treasurer of State from the Maine Vaccine Board"

 

            (8-3)  (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)

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

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

 

 

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

(HLS 63)

 

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

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         Bill "An Act To Prohibit Female Genital Mutilation"

(H.P. 525)  (L.D. 745)

 

(Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY suggested)

TABLED - March 2, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative WARREN of Hallowell.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing William D. Morris, of Saco

(HLS 104)

 

TABLED - March 2, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative O'NEIL of Saco.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry on Bill "An Act To Allow Conveyance of Land Previously Conveyed by the State to the Town of Bridgton"

(H.P. 8)  (L.D. 7)

 

Ought to Pass  (11 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (2 members)

 

 

Robert B. Hunt
Clerk of the House

 

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, March 7, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Require a Veterinarian to be Present at an Agricultural Fair"

(S.P. 274)  (L.D. 828)

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Improve and Protect Maine Organic Milk Producers"

(S.P. 295)  (L.D. 893)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Carry Out the Will of the People of the State of Maine by Ensuring the Issuance of Bonds To Support the Independence of Maine's Seniors" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 278)  (L.D. 832)

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Encourage Efficient Biomass Thermal and Power Projects in Maine"

(S.P. 299)  (L.D. 897)

 

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

 

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            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen Protections against Civil Asset Forfeiture"

(S.P. 288)  (L.D. 888)

 

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

 

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            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Support the Professional Development of Principals in Maine Schools"

(S.P. 291)  (L.D. 891)

 

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

 

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            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Increase Wastewater Management Responsibility by Licensing Certain Municipal Sewage Collection Systems"

(S.P. 281)  (L.D. 881)

 

            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Increase Funding for the Youth Conservation Corps"

(S.P. 296)  (L.D. 894)

 

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

 

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            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Require That Maine Welfare Benefits Be Used in Maine"

(S.P. 286)  (L.D. 886)

 

            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Reduce Youth Cancer Risk"

(S.P. 289)  (L.D. 889)

 

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

 

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            (1-11)  Bill "An Act Regarding Insurance Coverage of Certain Dental Services"

(S.P. 302)  (L.D. 900)

 

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

 

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            (1-12)  Bill "An Act To Promote Retention and Recruitment of Judicial Marshals and Sergeants" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 298)  (L.D. 896)

 

            (1-13)  Bill "An Act To Modify the Term and Withholding Limitations for Spousal Support"

(S.P. 303)  (L.D. 916)

 

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

 

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            (1-14)  Bill "An Act To Base the Minimum Wage on a New England State Average and To Restore the Tip Credit"

(S.P. 277)  (L.D. 831)

 

            (1-15)  Bill "An Act To Exempt Small Bottlers from the Bottling Plant Requirements" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 284)  (L.D. 884)

 

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

 

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            (1-16)  Bill "An Act To Authorize Portions of the City of Caribou to Secede and Form the Town of Lyndon"

(S.P. 276)  (L.D. 830)

 

            (1-17)  Bill "An Act Prohibiting Public Entities from Contracting with and Investing in Companies That Boycott the State of Israel"

(S.P. 282)  (L.D. 882)

 

            (1-18)  Bill "An Act To Include a Representative of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs in the House of Representatives"

(S.P. 290)  (L.D. 890)

 

            (1-19)  Bill "An Act To Help Maine Manufacturing"

(S.P. 297)  (L.D. 895)

 

            (1-20)  Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study the Salaries of the Governor, Legislators and Executive and Legislative Staff

(S.P. 301)  (L.D. 899)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-21)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Income Tax Surcharge Threshold Imposed on Households"

(S.P. 275)  (L.D. 829)

 

            (1-22)  Bill "An Act To Update References to the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 Contained in the Maine Revised Statutes" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 285)  (L.D. 885)

 

            (1-23)  Bill "An Act To Provide Relief to Maine Property Tax Payers"

(S.P. 287)  (L.D. 887)

 

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

 

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            (1-24)  Bill "An Act To Repeal the Laws Governing Truck Camper Registration"

(S.P. 273)  (L.D. 827)

 

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

 

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            (1-25)  Bill "An Act To Streamline the Gaming Permit Process for Veterans' Organizations"

(S.P. 279)  (L.D. 833)

 

            (1-26)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Minimum Payment for Signatures Gathered by Maine Citizens for Referendums"

(S.P. 283)  (L.D. 883)

 

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

 

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