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House Calendar
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
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First Day
Second Day
BILLS IN THE SECOND READING
House
ENACTORS
Regular
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ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

20th Legislative Day

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Pastor John Walsh, Clifton United Baptist Church.

 

            National Anthem by Honorable Deane Rykerson, Kittery.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Cathleen London, M.D., Milbridge.

 

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

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.P. 728)

 

                        and accompanying initiated bill, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE

SECRETARY OF STATE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0148

 

March 7, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Enclosed please find my official certification to the 128th Legislature of the citizen initiative petition entitled "An Act To Enhance Access to Affordable Health Care".

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Matthew Dunlap

Secretary of State

 

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State of Maine

Secretary of State

 

I, Matthew Dunlap, Secretary of State, hereby certify that written petitions bearing valid signatures of 66,434 electors of this State were addressed to the Legislature of the State of Maine and were filed in the office of the Secretary of State on January 25 and 26, 2017, requesting that the Legislature consider an act entitled, " An Act To Enhance Access to Affordable Health Care".

 

I further certify that the number of signatures submitted is in excess of ten percent of the total votes cast in the last gubernatorial election preceding the filing of such petitions, as required by Article IV, Part Third, Section 18 of the Constitution of Maine, that number being 61,123.

 

I further certify this initiative petition to be valid and attach herewith the text of the legislation circulated on the petition's behalf.

 

In testimony whereof, I have caused the Great Seal of the State of Maine to be hereunto affixed.  Given under my hand at Augusta on the seventh day of March in the year two thousand and seventeen.

 

S/Matthew Dunlap

Secretary of State

 

 

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying Bill "An Act To Enhance Access to Affordable Health Care"

(I.B. 2)  (L.D. 1039)

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 90)

 

SENATE OF MAINE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

 

March 9, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Pursuant to my authority under Joint Order, S. P. 210, I am pleased to appoint the following Senators to the Task Force to Address the Opiate Crisis in the State, effective date of this letter.

 

Senator Andre E. Cushing III of Penobscot, Chair

Senator Scott W. Cyrway of Kennebec

Senator James F. Dill of Penobscot

Senator Geoffrey M. Gratwick of Penobscot

 

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding these appointments.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 91)

 

SENATE OF MAINE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

 

March 9, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Pursuant to my authority under Joint Order, S. P. 210, I am pleased to appoint the following individuals to the Task Force to Address the Opiate Crisis in the State, effective date of this letter.

 

Dr. Steven E. Diaz of Augusta

Ms. Katie Fullam Harris of Cumberland

Mr. Gordon H. Smith of East Winthrop

Sherriff Jeffrey Trafton of Thorndike

 

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding these appointments.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 94)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

March 13, 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 26, MRSA, Ch. 25, Subchapter §2006, I am pleased to appoint Representative Ryan M. Fecteau of Biddeford as a legislative member of the State Workforce Investment Board, effective immediately.

 

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. 92)

 

MAINE STATE LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF PROGRAM EVALUATION AND

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY

 

TO:           Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau, President of the Senate

                  Honorable Sara Gideon, Speaker of the House

                  and Democratic and Republican Leaders

 

FROM:     S/Beth L. Ashcroft, Director

 

DATE:       March 10, 2017

 

RE:             New Markets Capital Investment Program

 

Attached please find the final report from the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability on New Markets Capital Investment Program.  The report is also available on our website at http://legislature.maine.gov/opega-opega-reports/9149.  The public comment period on this Report has been scheduled for Friday, March 24, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Room 220 Cross Building.

 

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

 

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 93)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

March 14, 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 Committee has voted unanimously to report the following bills out "Ought Not to Pass:"

 

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

L.D. 279         An Act To Give Veterans Priority in the Issuance of Antlerless Deer Permits

L.D. 325         An Act To Amend the Process for Distributing Any-deer Permits

L.D. 340         An Act To Provide 100 Percent Disabled Veterans Antlerless Deer Permits in the Zone of Their Choice

L.D. 341         An Act To Promote Deer Hunting

L.D. 427         An Act To Give Certain Landowners First Priority for Antlerless Deer Permits

L.D. 555         An Act To Allow Owners of 25 Acres or More of Land That Is Open to the Public for Hunting To Take Any Deer without a Special Permit

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Protect Pollinators from Neonicotinoid Pesticides"

(H.P. 694)  (L.D. 993)

 

Sponsored by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle.

 

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

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Class of Crime for Viewing Animal Fighting"

(H.P. 695)  (L.D. 994)

 

Sponsored by Representative BAILEY of Saco.

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Require A Person To Notify Law Enforcement Officers of the Possession of a Hypodermic Needle"

(H.P. 716)  (L.D. 1014)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARRINGTON of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: CEBRA of Naples, COREY of Windham, HARLOW of Portland, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, PICKETT of Dixfield, STEWART of Presque Isle, TUELL of East Machias, Senator: DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

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

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Allow a Resident Veteran's Child Who Is Enrolled in an Out-of-state College or University To Take a Course in Maine at a State Postsecondary Education Institution for Free"

(H.P. 696)  (L.D. 995)

 

Sponsored by Representative STANLEY of Medway.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: HANINGTON of Lincoln, HARLOW of Portland, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, SKOLFIELD of Weld.

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Maintain the Current Number of Appointees to the Maine Arts Commission"

(H.P. 697)  (L.D. 996)

 

Sponsored by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, FARNSWORTH of Portland, FULLER of Lewiston, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, KORNFIELD of Bangor, SAMPSON of Alfred, STEWART of Presque Isle, TUELL of East Machias.

Submitted by the Maine Arts Commission pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Increase Funding to Schools by Repealing Unnecessary and Burdensome Regulations"

(H.P. 698)  (L.D. 997)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representative: KINNEY of Limington.

 

            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Improve the Student Transfer Process"

(H.P. 717)  (L.D. 1015)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEARNS of Guilford.

Cosponsored by Representatives: HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, LYFORD of Eddington, REED of Carmel.

 

            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Provide Funding for Career and Technical Education Based on Projected Enrollment"

(H.P. 718)  (L.D. 1016)

 

Sponsored by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FECTEAU of Biddeford, GRANT of Gardiner, HARRINGTON of Sanford, KORNFIELD of Bangor, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, TURNER of Burlington, Senators: LANGLEY of Hancock, WOODSOME of York.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-9)  Bill "An Act Regarding Permitting under the Natural Resources Protection Act"

(H.P. 729)  (L.D. 1040)

 

Sponsored by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Representatives: LOCKMAN of Amherst, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, WINSOR of Norway.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Adequately Pay for Emergency Medical Services"

(H.P. 699)  (L.D. 998)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Provide a Healthy Learning Environment in Early Care Settings by Requiring Rules Concerning Nutrition and Physical Activity"

(H.P. 700)  (L.D. 999)

 

Sponsored by Representative TERRY of Gorham.

Cosponsored by Representative: HICKMAN of Winthrop, Senator: CHENETTE of York.

 

            (3-12)  Resolve, To Increase Access to Brain Injury Waiver Services

(H.P. 701)  (L.D. 1000)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor, HYMANSON of York, PICKETT of Dixfield, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough, VACHON of Scarborough.

 

            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Promote Testing of Drinking Water for Maine Families"

(H.P. 702)  (L.D. 1001)

 

Sponsored by Representative BROOKS of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland, CARDONE of Bangor, DEVIN of Newcastle, HANDY of Lewiston, LAWRENCE of South Berwick, MELARAGNO of Auburn, SPEAR of South Thomaston, ZEIGLER of Montville.

 

            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen Work Participation in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program"

(H.P. 719)  (L.D. 1017)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: FREDETTE of Newport, HARRINGTON of Sanford, MALABY of Hancock, McELWEE of Caribou, SAMPSON of Alfred, SUTTON of Warren, Senator: CYRWAY of Kennebec.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Add .17 Caliber Hornady Magnum Rimfire Rifle Cartridges to the Cartridges Acceptable for Deer Hunting"

(H.P. 703)  (L.D. 1002)

 

Sponsored by Representative LYFORD of Eddington.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, HILLIARD of Belgrade, MASON of Lisbon, REED of Carmel, STEARNS of Guilford.

 

            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Stocking Fish in or Using Live Fish as Bait on Tributaries to State Heritage Fish Waters"

(H.P. 720)  (L.D. 1018)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, DUNPHY of Old Town, HARVELL of Farmington, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, Senator: DILL of Penobscot.

 

            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Exempt Holders of Bear Hunting Permits from Archery Hunting License Requirements"

(H.P. 721)  (L.D. 1019)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: HANLEY of Pittston, HILLIARD of Belgrade, KINNEY of Knox, MASON of Lisbon, SKOLFIELD of Weld, TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

 

            (3-18)  Bill "An Act To Minimize Crop Damage by Deer by Amending Certain Laws Governing Hunting"

(H.P. 722)  (L.D. 1020)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, DUNPHY of Old Town, HANLEY of Pittston, HILLIARD of Belgrade, KINNEY of Knox, MASON of Lisbon, SKOLFIELD of Weld, TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

 

            (3-19)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Safe Discharge of Firearms during Deer Hunting Season"

(H.P. 730)  (L.D. 1041)

 

Sponsored by Representative TUELL of East Machias.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-20)  Resolve, To Require the State's Mitigation Plan under the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Agreement To Include the Use of Maine-generated Nonfossil Fuel Sources

(H.P. 704)  (L.D. 1003)

 

Sponsored by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, COOPER of Yarmouth, DeCHANT of Bath, HARLOW of Portland, SCHNECK of Bangor, SYLVESTER of Portland, Senator: GRATWICK of Penobscot.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Increase Fines for Certain Wage and Benefits Violations"

(H.P. 705)  (L.D. 1004)

 

Sponsored by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, COLLINGS of Portland, GRANT of Gardiner, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, MELARAGNO of Auburn, SYLVESTER of Portland, TIPPING of Orono, Senator: BELLOWS of Kennebec.

 

            (3-22)  Bill "An Act Regarding Minimum Wage Increases"

(H.P. 706)  (L.D. 1005)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, ESPLING of New Gloucester, SAMPSON of Alfred, SIROCKI of Scarborough, WADSWORTH of Hiram, WARD of Dedham, WINSOR of Norway.

 

            (3-23)  Bill "An Act Regarding Housing Insecurity of Older Citizens"

(H.P. 707)  (L.D. 1006)

 

Sponsored by Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland.

 

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

 

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            (3-24)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Increase the Lengths of Terms and Decrease the Number of Terms of Members of the Legislature

(H.P. 708)  (L.D. 1007)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CASÁS of Rockport, KINNEY of Knox, PICKETT of Dixfield, Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: HARRINGTON of Sanford, MALABY of Hancock, SAMPSON of Alfred, SUTTON of Warren.

 

            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Establish the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Populations"

(H.P. 709)  (L.D. 1008)

 

Sponsored by Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: MARTIN of Sinclair, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, Senator: DESCHAMBAULT of York.

 

            (3-26)  Resolve, To Establish the Study Committee To Develop a Disposition Plan for Future Surplus State Property in York County (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 723)  (L.D. 1021)

 

Sponsored by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York and Representatives: BAILEY of Saco, BLUME of York, FECTEAU of Biddeford, FOLEY of Wells, HARRINGTON of Sanford, HYMANSON of York, Senators: COLLINS of York, VOLK of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-27)  Bill "An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Baling Twine"

(H.P. 725)  (L.D. 1023)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot and Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, DUNPHY of Old Town, HANLEY of Pittston, KINNEY of Knox, MASON of Lisbon, TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-28)  Resolve, To Require the Maine Turnpike Authority To Study the Feasibility of Constructing a Gorham Connector

(H.P. 710)  (L.D. 1009)

 

Sponsored by Representative McLEAN of Gorham.

 

            (3-29)  Bill "An Act To Allow for the Regulation of Transportation Network Companies at Airports by Municipalities" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 711)  (L.D. 1010)

 

Sponsored by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator DION of Cumberland and Representatives: BATTLE of South Portland, CARDONE of Bangor, COLLINGS of Portland, KORNFIELD of Bangor, SANBORN of Portland, SCHNECK of Bangor, SYLVESTER of Portland, Senator: CHIPMAN of Cumberland.

 

            (3-30)  Bill "An Act To Require Pedestrians To Wear Reflective Clothing on Public Ways after Sunset"

(H.P. 712)  (L.D. 1011)

 

Sponsored by Representative STANLEY of Medway.  (BY REQUEST)

 

            (3-31)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Contents of a Commercial Vehicle Towed without the Consent of the Vehicle's Owner"

(H.P. 724)  (L.D. 1022)

 

Sponsored by Representative PARRY of Arundel.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: BRYANT of Windham, GILLWAY of Searsport, McLEAN of Gorham.

 

            (3-32)  Resolve, To Direct the Secretary of State To Initiate the Process To Redesign Special Veterans Registration Plates

(H.P. 726)  (L.D. 1024)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, FARRIN of Norridgewock, GOLDEN of Lewiston, HANINGTON of Lincoln.

 

            (3-33)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Road Associations"

(H.P. 731)  (L.D. 1042)

 

Sponsored by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.  (BY REQUEST)

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-34)  Bill "An Act To Improve the Availability of Agency Liquor Stores in Underserved Areas and To Expand the Sale of Spirits in New Channels"

(H.P. 713)  (L.D. 1012)

 

Sponsored by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

Submitted by the Department of Administrative and Financial Services pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            (3-35)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Law Allowing Certificate of Approval Holders and Manufacturers or Suppliers of Spirits To Offer Mail-in Rebates"

(H.P. 714)  (L.D. 1013)

 

Sponsored by Representative KINNEY of Limington.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, FARRIN of Norridgewock, HANINGTON of Lincoln, ORDWAY of Standish, PICKETT of Dixfield, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            (3-36)  Bill "An Act To Require an Opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court on Direct Initiatives of Legislation"

(H.P. 727)  (L.D. 1035)

 

Sponsored by Representative TURNER of Burlington.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: CHACE of Durham, GILLWAY of Searsport, LOCKMAN of Amherst, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TUELL of East Machias, WALLACE of Dexter, WHITE of Washburn.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (4-1)  On motion of Representative MOONEN of Portland, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 715) (Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford and Representatives: BABBIDGE of Kennebunk, BAILEY of Saco, BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, CARDONE of Bangor, GUERIN of Glenburn, JOHANSEN of Monticello, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, RECKITT of South Portland, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, Senators: HILL of York, WHITTEMORE of Somerset)

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING SUNSHINE WEEK, MARCH 12-18, 2017

 

            WHEREAS, James Madison, generally regarded as the father of our federal Constitution, wrote that "a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives"; and

 

            WHEREAS, every citizen in our participatory democracy has an inherent right of access to government meetings and public records; and

 

            WHEREAS, an open and accessible government is vital to establishing and maintaining the people's trust and confidence in their government and in the government's ability to effectively serve its citizens; and

 

            WHEREAS, we celebrate open government and recognize its importance in developing how people who believe in democracy think about transparency and its role in government, leading to the adoption of our own Freedom of Access Act; and

 

            WHEREAS, the protection of every person's right of access to public records and government meetings is a high priority for the State of Maine; and

 

            WHEREAS, Sunshine Week was established to spark a discussion about the importance of open government and public access to government documents and meetings; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to recognize Sunshine Week during the week of March 12-18, 2017 and confirm the basic principles of an open and accessible government in a free society and urge all citizens to join in this observance.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Allan Dolloff, of Baldwin, 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. Dolloff on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 110)

 

 

            (5-2)  Vicki Nanni, of Mount Chase, 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. Nanni on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 111)

 

 

            (5-3)  the Town of Mars Hill, which is celebrating its sesquicentennial.  We extend to all the citizens of Mars Hill our congratulations on this anniversary;

 

(SLS 112)

 

 

            (5-4)  the Houlton High School Girls Basketball Team, of Houlton, which won the Class B North Championship.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 114)

 

 

            (5-5)  Avery Goulding, of Auburn, a sophomore at Edward Little High School, who bowled a sanctioned 300 game.  At 15 years old, Avery is the youngest female bowler in the history of the State to bowl a perfect game.  We extend to Avery our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 128)

Presented by Representative BICKFORD of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin, Representative MELARAGNO of Auburn, Representative SHEATS of Auburn.

 

 

            (5-6)  George and Therese Janosco, of Lisbon Falls, on the occasion of their 65th Wedding Anniversary, July 12, 2017.  They will be recognized at a special anniversary Mass at Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon Falls on April 23, 2017.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Janosco on this very special occasion;

 

(HLS 129)

Presented by Representative MASON of Lisbon.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-7)  Rene and Therese Lagace, of Lisbon, on the occasion of their 60th Wedding Anniversary, May 11, 2017.  They will be recognized at a special anniversary Mass at Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon Falls on April 23, 2017.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Lagace on this very special occasion;

 

(HLS 130)

Presented by Representative MASON of Lisbon.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-8)  Douglas and Judith Smart, of Lisbon, on the occasion of their 55th Wedding Anniversary, September 22, 2017.  They will be recognized at a special anniversary Mass at Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon Falls on April 23, 2017.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Smart on this very special occasion;

 

(HLS 131)

Presented by Representative MASON of Lisbon.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-9)  Roger and Constance Cyr, of Lisbon, on the occasion of their 55th Wedding Anniversary, November 24, 2017.  They will be recognized at a special anniversary Mass at Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon Falls on April 23, 2017.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Cyr on this very special occasion;

 

(HLS 132)

Presented by Representative MASON of Lisbon.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-10)  Neal and Margaret Hallee, of Topsham, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, August 26, 2017.  They will be recognized at a special anniversary Mass at Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon Falls on April 23, 2017.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Hallee on this very special occasion;

 

(HLS 133)

Presented by Representative MASON of Lisbon.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin, Representative TEPLER of Topsham, Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc.

 

 

            (5-11)  David and Christine Begos, of Lisbon Falls, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, June 17, 2017.  They will be recognized at a special anniversary Mass at Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon Falls on April 23, 2017.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Begos on this very special occasion;

 

(HLS 134)

Presented by Representative MASON of Lisbon.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-12)  Terry and Patricia Tardiff, of Bowdoin, on the occasion of their 55th Wedding Anniversary, November 3, 2017.  They will be recognized at a special anniversary Mass at Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon Falls on April 23, 2017.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Tardiff on this very special occasion;

 

(HLS 135)

Presented by Representative MASON of Lisbon.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin, Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham, Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc.

 

 

            (5-13)  Charles and Ada Mills, of Lisbon, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, June 10, 2017.  They will be recognized at a special anniversary Mass at Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon Falls on April 23, 2017.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Mills on this very special occasion;

 

(HLS 136)

Presented by Representative MASON of Lisbon.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-14)  Richard and Constance Baillargeon, of Lisbon, on the occasion of their 55th Wedding Anniversary, December 29, 2017.  They will be recognized at a special anniversary Mass at Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon Falls on April 23, 2017.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Baillargeon on this very special occasion;

 

(HLS 137)

Presented by Representative MASON of Lisbon.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-15)  Francis and Doris Drake, of Lisbon, on the occasion of their 65th Wedding Anniversary, May 13, 2017.  They will be recognized at a special anniversary Mass at Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon Falls on April 23, 2017.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Drake on this very special occasion;

 

(HLS 138)

Presented by Representative MASON of Lisbon.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-16)  Norman and Alta Bouchard, of Lisbon, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, November 4, 2017.  They will be recognized at a special anniversary Mass at Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon Falls on April 23, 2017.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Bouchard on this very special occasion;

 

(HLS 139)

Presented by Representative MASON of Lisbon.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-17)  the Reverend Lionel G. Chouinard, of Lisbon, pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in Lisbon Falls and Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Sabattus, who is retiring from active ministry after 52 years of service.  We extend to Father Chouinard our congratulations on his retirement and offer him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 140)

Presented by Representative MASON of Lisbon.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-18)  Kolleen Bouchard, of Houlton, a student at Houlton High School and a player on the girls basketball team, who was named the Owen O. Osborne Most Valuable Player of the Class B North tournament.  This is the third straight year Kolleen has received this honor.  We extend to her our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 141)

Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-19)  Phil Bernaiche, of Houlton.  Mr. Bernaiche was a former member of the Houlton Town Council and a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  He was a political activist who worked to ensure the interests of taxpayers were protected.  Mr. Bernaiche will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

 

(SLS 113)

 

 

            (5-20)  Wendell E. Harvey, of Monticello.  Mr. Harvey was a lifetime member of the Monticello Fire Department and served on the School Administrative District No. 29 Board of Directors for 6 years.  He moderated Monticello town meetings for many years and served on the town's budget committee.  He was a member of the Maine State Grange and was a past master of the Monticello Grange, and he was involved with a number of clubs and associations.  He worked as a property superintendent for Houlton and Caribou Associates.  Mr. Harvey will be long remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 64 years, Elinor, his family, his friends and his colleagues;

 

(SLS 115)

 

 

            (5-21)  Camilla Ashe Sewall, of Bath, a direct descendent of shipbuilder, railroad industrialist and vice presidential candidate Arthur Sewall.  Ms. Sewall worked as a social worker in the United States and in Europe, where she spent much of her adult life.  She later restored the family home in Bath and was well known in the community.  Ms. Sewall will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends;

 

(HLS 122)

Presented by Representative PIERCE of Dresden.

Cosponsored by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc, Representative DeCHANT of Bath.

 

 

 

 

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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)  (S.P. 80)  (L.D. 236) Bill "An Act To Update Accessibility Requirements on Highways"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 16)  (L.D. 37) Bill "An Act To Provide a Career and Technical Education Training Option for Plumbers"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-3)

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 59)  (L.D. 72) Bill "An Act To Clarify the Tax Laws for Title to Real Estate by Releasing Inheritance Tax Liens"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 227)  (L.D. 294) Resolve, To Name the Bridge over the Penobscot River in the Towns of Enfield and Howland King's Bridge (EMERGENCY)  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 13)  (L.D. 12) Bill "An Act To Incorporate Protections for Living Donors into Maine Law"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-6)

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 169)  (L.D. 213) Bill "An Act To Provide Funds for Access for Veterans Seeking Health Care" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-10)

 

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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)  (S.P. 32)  (L.D. 83) Bill "An Act Regarding Changing the Designation of a Parent on the Birth Certificate of an Adult"

 

            (8-2)  (H.P. 243)  (L.D. 329) Bill "An Act Concerning the Law Governing the Posting of Newspaper Legal Notices and the Statewide Repository for Legal Notices"

 

            (8-3)  (H.P. 25)  (L.D. 24) Bill "An Act To Change the Name of Township 17, Range 4, WELS, in the Unorganized Territory to Sinclair"  (C. "A" H-5)

 

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BILLS IN THE SECOND READING

 

 

House

 

            (9-1)  Bill "An Act To Allow Conveyance of Land Previously Conveyed by the State to the Town of Bridgton"

(H.P. 8)  (L.D. 7)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.

 

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ENACTORS

 

 

Acts

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Change the Time and Location of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Kittery Water District

(H.P. 72)  (L.D. 104)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

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

 

 

1.         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 Recognizing William D. Morris, of Saco

(HLS 104)

 

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

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         Joint Order, Requiring the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation To Study the Placement of Vehicle Charging Stations on Maine's Highways

(H.P. 644)

 

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

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         HOUSE REPORT - Ought to Pass - Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY on Bill "An Act Regarding Service of Criminal Process on Electronic Communication Service Providers and Remote Computing Service Providers" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 246)  (L.D. 332)

 

TABLED - March 7, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         Joint Order, To Require the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs To Report Out a Bill Regarding Workforce Education Attainment

(S.P. 293)

 

- In Senate, READ and PASSED.

TABLED - March 9, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         Bill "An Act To Recognize Local Control Regarding Food and Water Systems"

(S.P. 242)  (L.D. 725)

 

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

TABLED - March 9, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

PENDING - REFERENCE IN CONCURRENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE June 21, 2017

 

NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services on Bill "An Act Concerning Notification after a Security Breach"

(H.P. 217)  (L.D. 284)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (11 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-7)  (2 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Transportation on Bill "An Act To Reduce Penalties for Violations of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Laws"

(H.P. 30)  (L.D. 29)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (11 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-8)  (2 members)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Transportation on Bill "An Act To Reform Maine's Motor Vehicle Inspection Guidelines"

(H.P. 112)  (L.D. 154)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass  (3 members)

 

(4)  From the Committee on Transportation on Bill "An Act To Improve Officer Safety at Roadside Incidents"

(H.P. 128)  (L.D. 172)

 

Ought to Pass  (12 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-9)  (1 member)

 

 

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 14, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Protect Abused or Neglected Animals"

(S.P. 321)  (L.D. 982)

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Improve Soil Quality and Profits for Maine Farms"

(S.P. 335)  (L.D. 1028)

 

            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 Abolish the 5-year Cap for Retired State Employees Who Return to Work"

(S.P. 336)  (L.D. 1029)

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Eligibility for Disability Retirement Benefits"

(S.P. 346)  (L.D. 1044)

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Create More Transparency in the Setting of Normal Teacher Retirement Costs"

(S.P. 347)  (L.D. 1045)

 

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

 

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            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Increase Efficiency in the Enforcement of Restitution and Bail Orders"

(S.P. 322)  (L.D. 983)

 

            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Improve School Safety"

(S.P. 325)  (L.D. 986)

 

            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Protect Law Enforcement Officers by Creating the Crime of Aggravated Assault on an Officer"

(S.P. 329)  (L.D. 990)

 

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

 

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            (1-9)  Resolve, To Direct the Department of Education To Form a Study Group To Improve Public Education

(S.P. 326)  (L.D. 987)

 

            (1-10)  Bill "An Act Regarding Possession of a Firearm on School Property"

(S.P. 327)  (L.D. 988)

 

            (1-11)  Bill "An Act To Assist Student Achievement"

(S.P. 333)  (L.D. 1026)

 

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

 

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            (1-12)  Bill "An Act To Establish Reasonable and Clinically Appropriate Exceptions to Opioid Medication Prescribing Limits" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 338)  (L.D. 1031)

 

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

 

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            (1-13)  Bill "An Act To Allow Junior Hunters To Take an Antlered or Antlerless Deer in Any Wildlife Management District on Youth Deer Hunting Day"

(S.P. 344)  (L.D. 1038)

 

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

 

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            (1-14)  Bill "An Act To Separate the Authorities under the Licenses for Property and Casualty Insurance Adjusters and Workers' Compensation Insurance Adjusters"

(S.P. 323)  (L.D. 984)

 

            (1-15)  Bill "An Act To Require Nondiscrimination Policies in Providing Health Care Services"

(S.P. 337)  (L.D. 1030)

 

            (1-16)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Protection and Health Insurance of Patients"

(S.P. 339)  (L.D. 1032)

 

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

 

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            (1-17)  Bill "An Act To Promote Impartiality in the Probate Court"

(S.P. 345)  (L.D. 1043)

 

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

 

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            (1-18)  Bill "An Act To Promote Medical Care for Visiting Athletic Teams"

(S.P. 324)  (L.D. 985)

 

            (1-19)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Minimum Wage for Minors"

(S.P. 330)  (L.D. 991)

 

            (1-20)  Resolve, To Study Repeal of Occupational Licensing Requirements for Certain Occupations

(S.P. 342)  (L.D. 1036)

 

            (1-21)  Bill "An Act To Provide for the 2017 and 2018 Allocations of the State Ceiling on Private Activity Bonds" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 343)  (L.D. 1037)

 

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

 

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            (1-22)  Bill "An Act To Authorize Moving the Town Line between Baileyville and Baring Plantation"

(S.P. 331)  (L.D. 992)

 

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

 

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            (1-23)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Taxation of Certain Nonprofit Organizations"

(S.P. 334)  (L.D. 1027)

 

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

 

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            (1-24)  Bill "An Act Regarding Towed Vehicle Charges and Notice to the Secretary of State of Towed and Abandoned Vehicles"

(S.P. 328)  (L.D. 989)

 

            (1-25)  Bill "An Act To Allow Stepparents To Sign the Application for a Driver's License for a Minor"

(S.P. 332)  (L.D. 1025)

 

            (1-26)  Bill "An Act Making Supplemental Allocations from the Highway Fund and Other Funds 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)

(S.P. 341)  (L.D. 1034)

 

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

 

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            (1-27)  Bill "An Act To Eliminate the 24-hour Reporting Requirement under the Election Laws"

(S.P. 340)  (L.D. 1033)

 

            (1-28)  Bill "An Act To Require Maine Clean Election Act Candidates To Purchase Services from Maine-based Companies"

(S.P. 348)  (L.D. 1046)

 

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

 

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

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

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Provide Funds for Access for Veterans Seeking Health Care

(H.P. 169)  (L.D. 213)
(C. "A" H-10)

 

 

            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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