Table of Contents

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


 

21st Legislative Day

Thursday, March 16, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Rabbi Rachel M. Isaacs, Beth Israel Congregation; Jewish Chaplain, Colby College, Waterville.

 

            National Anthem by Mt. Jefferson Junior High 4th and 5th Grade Music Class, Lee.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Kiran Mangalam, D.O., Brunswick.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Access to Opiate Addiction Treatment in Maine"

(S.P. 307)  (L.D. 952)

 

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

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Protect a Homeowner's Equity of Redemption in a Foreclosure Action"

(S.P. 280)  (L.D. 880)

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Require That a Person Who Has Been Treated by a Law Enforcement Officer with Naloxone Be Informed about Drug Addiction Treatment"

(H.P. 338)  (L.D. 475)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES in the House on February 14, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-4)  Resolve, To Increase the Permissible Size of Bed and Breakfasts

(H.P. 526)  (L.D. 746)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY in the House on March 2, 2017.

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Allow Aroostook County To Create Tax Increment Financing Districts"

(H.P. 559)  (L.D. 779)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT in the House on March 2, 2017.

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-6)  Bill "An Act Regarding Workers' Compensation Insurance Rates for Small Businesses"

(H.P. 641)  (L.D. 913)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT in the House on March 7, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 95)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

March 16, 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:"

 

Criminal Justice and Public Safety

L.D. 102         An Act To Make a Person Convicted of a Crime Liable for Payment of Investigative and Prosecutorial Costs

L.D. 169         An Act To Support Sexual Assault Survivors

L.D. 225         An Act To Curb Drunk Driving by Prohibiting a Person Convicted of Operating Under the Influence from Purchasing Alcohol

 

Education and Cultural Affairs

L.D. 129         An Act To Include Locally Funded School Construction Projects in the School Funding Formula

L.D. 322         An Act To Reintroduce Civics to High School Graduation Requirements

 

Energy, Utilities and Technology

L.D. 255         An Act To Implement Electric Grid Reliability Recommendations

 

Judiciary

L.D. 125         An Act To Allow an Order Not To Resuscitate To Be Presented in the Form of an Indelible Mark

L.D. 218         An Act To Reduce Criminal Justice System Costs by Allowing Arraignments and Hearings in the Unified Criminal Docket To Be Held by Means of Audiovisual Telecommunications

 

Taxation

L.D. 75           An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Materials and Equipment That Enable Older Persons and Persons with Disabilities To Remain in Their Homes

L.D. 91           An Act To Provide an Income Tax Credit for Retailers Collecting Sales Tax

L.D. 204         An Act To Exempt Veterans with ALS from the Excise Tax on Automobiles

L.D. 235         An Act To Repeal the Service Provider Tax

L.D. 330         An Act To Provide an Income Tax Credit for Employer Contributions to Section 529 Qualified Tuition Programs

 

Veterans and Legal Affairs

L.D. 296         An Act To Restrict Advertising of and Improve Fairness for State Lottery Games

L.D. 403         An Act Regarding Referendum Recounts

L.D. 438         An Act To Provide a Travel Reimbursement to Members of the Maine National Guard

L.D. 439         An Act To Allow Voters To Choose Ongoing Absentee Voter Status

L.D. 440         An Act To Expand Absentee Balloting To Include Certain Residents in Independent Living Facilities

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 195)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

March 14, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

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

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs, Julie A. Sheehan of Cape Elizabeth for appointment to the State Liquor and Lottery Commission.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To Convey Certain Lands to Roosevelt Conference Center Doing Business as Eagle Lake Sporting Camps

(H.P. 732)  (L.D. 1049)

 

Sponsored by Representative DUCHESNE of Hudson.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, DUNPHY of Old Town, MARTIN of Sinclair, Senators: DILL of Penobscot, JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

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

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Protect the Safety of Emergency Medical Services Personnel and Patients"

(H.P. 733)  (L.D. 1050)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHEATS of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock and Representatives: BICKFORD of Auburn, GILLWAY of Searsport, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MAREAN of Hollis, PERKINS of Oakland.

 

            (3-3)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Administrative and Financial Services To Convene a Cybersecurity Commission

(H.P. 743)  (L.D. 1060)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAMANN of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, CASÁS of Rockport, DeCHANT of Bath, GATTINE of Westbrook, GOLDEN of Lewiston, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, Senator: LIBBY of Androscoggin.

 

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

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest"

(H.P. 734)  (L.D. 1051)

 

Sponsored by Representative DUCHESNE of Hudson.

Cosponsored by Representatives: GUERIN of Glenburn, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Increase Investment and Regulatory Stability in the Electric Industry"

(H.P. 744)  (L.D. 1061)

 

Sponsored by Representative PIERCE of Dresden.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: DeCHANT of Bath, FREDETTE of Newport, TUCKER of Brunswick, WADSWORTH of Hiram, Senators: CARPENTER of Aroostook, CUSHING of Penobscot, VITELLI of Sagadahoc, WOODSOME of York.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Expand the Availability of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Maine"

(H.P. 745)  (L.D. 1062)

 

Sponsored by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, CAMPBELL of Orrington, COOPER of Yarmouth, DeCHANT of Bath, SCHNECK of Bangor, SYLVESTER of Portland, Senators: GRATWICK of Penobscot, SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

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

 

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            (3-7)  An Act To Allow Drug Testing Prior to Providing Welfare Benefits

(H.P. 735)  (L.D. 1052)

 

Sponsored by Representative HANLEY of Pittston.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford and Representatives: LOCKMAN of Amherst, LYFORD of Eddington, SAMPSON of Alfred, TUELL of East Machias, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            (3-8)  Resolve, Concerning the Format of Birth Certificates of Deceased Persons

(H.P. 736)  (L.D. 1053)

 

Sponsored by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Representatives: Speaker GIDEON of Freeport, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, Senator: MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-9)  Resolve, To Expand Research To Fight Lyme Disease

(H.P. 737)  (L.D. 1054)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Representatives: LYFORD of Eddington, STEARNS of Guilford.

 

            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Protect Substance-exposed Infants"

(H.P. 746)  (L.D. 1063)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAMANN of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator CHIPMAN of Cumberland and Representatives: DENNO of Cumberland, Speaker GIDEON of Freeport, GOLDEN of Lewiston, HYMANSON of York, MADIGAN of Waterville, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, PERRY of Calais, Senator: DIAMOND of Cumberland.

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Eliminate Drug Use among Welfare Recipients"

(H.P. 753)  (L.D. 1075)

 

Sponsored by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: FREDETTE of Newport, GUERIN of Glenburn, HEAD of Bethel, LOCKMAN of Amherst, MALABY of Hancock, SANDERSON of Chelsea, STEWART of Presque Isle, THERIAULT of China.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Dedicate All Money Raised from the Moose Lottery and Permits to Research and Management of Moose"

(H.P. 748)  (L.D. 1065)

 

Sponsored by Representative LYFORD of Eddington.

Cosponsored by Representative HARLOW of Portland and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, DUCHESNE of Hudson, HANLEY of Pittston, HILLIARD of Belgrade, MASON of Lisbon, STEARNS of Guilford, THERIAULT of China, WOOD of Greene.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Update the Statutes under Which Maine's Credit Unions Are Chartered"

(H.P. 738)  (L.D. 1055)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, HERBIG of Belfast, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, WALLACE of Dexter.

 

            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Protect Homeowners from Workers' Compensation Claims"

(H.P. 739)  (L.D. 1056)

 

Sponsored by Representative MOONEN of Portland.

 

            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Require That Health Insurance Policies Cover Medical Marijuana"

(H.P. 747)  (L.D. 1064)

 

Sponsored by Representative COLLINGS of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, BROOKS of Lewiston, FOLEY of Wells, GOLDEN of Lewiston, HICKMAN of Winthrop, MELARAGNO of Auburn, Senator: CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Protect Condominium Owners in the Event of a Power Outage"

(H.P. 740)  (L.D. 1057)

 

Sponsored by Representative ZEIGLER of Montville.

 

            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Promote Life with Dignity"

(H.P. 749)  (L.D. 1066)

 

Sponsored by Representative PARKER of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator CHIPMAN of Cumberland and Representatives: BRYANT of Windham, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, PIERCE of Dresden, TERRY of Gorham, WARREN of Hallowell, Senators: KATZ of Kennebec, MAKER of Washington.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-18)  Bill "An Act To Limit the Size of Scallop Drags"

(H.P. 750)  (L.D. 1067)

 

Sponsored by Representative ALLEY of Beals.

Cosponsored by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc and Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, BLUME of York, DEVIN of Newcastle, HANINGTON of Lincoln, PERRY of Calais.

 

            Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Modernize Ballot Notices for City Elections"

(H.P. 741)  (L.D. 1058)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAMANN of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator CHIPMAN of Cumberland and Representatives: BATES of Westbrook, BATTLE of South Portland, FECTEAU of Biddeford, HARLOW of Portland, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, RECKITT of South Portland.

 

            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Require That State-funded Buildings Be Constructed with Wood Products"

(H.P. 751)  (L.D. 1068)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: BRYANT of Windham, DUCHESNE of Hudson, FOLEY of Wells, LYFORD of Eddington, MARTIN of Sinclair, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, PIERCE of Dresden, RYKERSON of Kittery.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Replace Municipal Property Tax Revenue Lost Due to Land Acquisitions under the Land for Maine's Future Fund"

(H.P. 754)  (L.D. 1076)

 

Sponsored by Representative HANINGTON of Lincoln.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, MALABY of Hancock, O'CONNOR of Berwick, STANLEY of Medway, STROM of Pittsfield, TUELL of East Machias, Senator: MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-22)  Bill "An Act Concerning Bridges on Discontinued Town Ways"

(H.P. 742)  (L.D. 1059)

 

Sponsored by Representative PARRY of Arundel.

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

 

            (3-23)  Resolve, To Increase the Availability of Motorcycle Rider Education

(H.P. 752)  (L.D. 1069)

 

Sponsored by Representative BRADSTREET of Vassalboro.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: CRAIG of Brewer, HARLOW of Portland, HILLIARD of Belgrade, JOHANSEN of Monticello, LOCKMAN of Amherst, STROM of Pittsfield, VACHON of Scarborough, WARREN of Hallowell.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-24)  Bill "An Act To Reduce the Annual License Fee for High-stakes Beano and To Allow the Passamaquoddy Tribe To Operate 50 Slot Machines in the Tribe's High-stakes Beano Facility" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 755)  (L.D. 1077)

 

Sponsored by Representative DANA of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Administrator of the unorganized territory

 

 

            (3-25)  Representative TIPPING for the Administrator of the unorganized territory pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 36, section 1604 asks leave to report that the accompanying Bill "An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2017-18" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 756)  (L.D. 1078)

 

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

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 25)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Donna Bailey of Saco be excused March 14 for personal reasons.

 

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

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Henry John Bear of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians be excused February 16 for legislative business.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Jennifer L. DeChant of Bath be excused February 16 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Bradlee Thomas Farrin of Norridgewock be excused February 16 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Aaron M. Frey of Bangor be excused March 7 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Frances M. Head of Bethel be excused February 16 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Gary L. Hilliard of Belgrade be excused February 16 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Victoria P. Kornfield of Bangor be excused February 16 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Lawrence E. Lockman of Amherst be excused February 16 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Andrew J. McLean of Gorham be excused February 16 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Kimberly J. Monaghan of Cape Elizabeth be excused February 16 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Beth A. O'Connor of Berwick be excused March 7 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Roger E. Reed of Carmel be excused February 16 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Roger L. Sherman of Hodgdon be excused February 14 and 16 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Paul A. Stearns of Guilford be excused March 7 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Rachel Talbot Ross of Portland be excused March 7 and 9 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Maureen Fitzgerald Terry of Gorham be excused February 16 for personal reasons.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Sallyann Hadyniak, of Freedom, 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. Hadyniak on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 116)

 

 

            (5-2)  Seth A. Townsend, of Hampden, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 41, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  For his Eagle Scout project, Seth improved a trail system for Regional School Unit No. 87 by removing dead trees, placing signs, removing rocks and covering roots, as well as building 3 benches and 3 signs.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

 

(SLS 117)

 

 

            (5-3)  Cora Proctor Quimby, of Machias, who celebrated her 108th Birthday on March 4, 2017.  We extend to her our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 119)

 

 

            (5-4)  Nathan E. Taggart, of Scarborough, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 47, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  For his Eagle Scout project, Nathan built 2 boardwalks for the dogwalking trail at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland.  We extend our congratulations to Nathan on this achievement;

 

(SLS 120)

 

 

            (5-5)  the Messalonskee High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team, of Oakland, which won the 2016-17 Class A State Championship.  The team finished the season with a 22-0 record.  Members of the team include players McKenna Brodeur, Lydia Dexter, Sophia Holmes, Makayla Wilson, Allyssa Turner, Alyssa Genness, Emily Parent, Katie Seekins, Brianne Benecke, Jordan Devine, Danielle Hall, Sarah Lowell and Gabrielle Wener; managers Emily Warren and Hannah DelGiudice; assistant coach Pam McGuan; and head coach Keith Derosby.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 144)

Presented by Representative PERKINS of Oakland.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Representative MADIGAN of Waterville, Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset, Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade, Representative THERIAULT of China.

 

 

            (5-6)  the Messalonskee High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team, of Oakland, which won the 2016-17 Class A North Championship.  Members of the team include players James Kouletsis, Trevor McCray, Griffin Tuttle, Nathan Violette, Christian Alley, Dawson Charles, Parker Poulin, Nick Poulliot, Chase Warren, Cole Wood, Cameron Goff and Tucker Charles; managers Andrew Poulliot, Lauren Patrie and Cassidy McNaughton; assistant coaches Jay Dangler, Ryan Sucy, Michael Clark and Trevor Woods; and head coach Peter McLaughlin.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 145)

Presented by Representative PERKINS of Oakland.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Representative MADIGAN of Waterville, Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset, Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade, Representative THERIAULT of China.

 

 

            (5-7)  Matthew Cote, of Sidney, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 401, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  For his Eagle Scout project, Matthew built and restored flower pots and constructed a walkway for persons with disabilities at Saint Augustine Catholic Church.  We extend our congratulations to Matthew on this achievement;

 

(HLS 146)

Presented by Representative PERKINS of Oakland.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec.

 

 

            (5-8)  Dustin Crawford, of Anson, a senior at Carrabec High School, who is a recipient of a 2017 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Dustin on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 147)

Presented by Representative SKOLFIELD of Weld.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-9)  Jason Allen, of Pittsfield, Indoor Track Coach at Maine Central Institute, who was named the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B Coach of the Year.  We extend to Mr. Allen our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 148)

Presented by Representative STROM of Pittsfield.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-10)  Paula Doughty, of Farmington, coach of the Skowhegan Area High School field hockey team, who was named National Coach of the Year by Maxpreps.  We extend to Ms. Doughty our congratulations on her receiving this honor and offer her our best wishes;

 

(HLS 149)

Presented by Representative AUSTIN of Skowhegan.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-11)  Daniel Wayne Beal, of Jonesport.  Mr. Beal was a musician and was known as The Music Man for his songs and his piano playing and singing.  He played in bands, for cruise lines, for nursing homes and at many churches, and he played for the Moosabec Summerfest and at the Tugboat Inn in Boothbay Harbor.  Mr. Beal will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, his friends and his public;

 

(HLS 142)

Presented by Representative ALLEY of Beals.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington.

 

 

            (5-12)  Betty Dunbar Thurston, of Penobscot.  Mrs. Thurston earned her registered nurse certification from New England Deaconess Hospital in 1954 and worked at Eastern Maine Medical Center and Bar Harbor Hospital and for Dr. Bill Davis in Orland.  When her husband, Robert Thurston, retired in 1974, she worked at the Bucksport Regional Health Center.  She volunteered with the Bucksport ambulance response team and with the hospice program.  She and her husband served 27 months in Paraguay with the Peace Corps before she returned to Bucksport to work at Blue Hill Hospital and Down East Home Health Care Agency until her retirement in 1994.  Mrs. Thurston will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family, friends and colleagues;

 

(HLS 143)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Change of Committee

 

            (6-1)  Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Strengthen Requirements for Water Testing for Schools" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 20)  (L.D. 40)

 

            Reporting that it be REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill and accompanying papers REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

 

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            (6-2)  Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT on Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Adopt Bus Traffic Ordinances"

(S.P. 206)  (L.D. 591)

 

            Reporting that it be REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill and accompanying papers REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION.

 

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            (6-3)  Representative FECTEAU from the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT on Bill "An Act To Protect Public Health through Septic Tank Inspections"

(H.P. 278)  (L.D. 372)

 

            Reporting that it be REFERRED to the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

 

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            (6-4)  Representative FECTEAU from the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT on Bill "An Act To Standardize the Law Concerning Property Transfers and To Protect Water Quality"

(H.P. 401)  (L.D. 559)

 

            Reporting that it be REFERRED to the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

 

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Divided Report

 

            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act Concerning Notification after a Security Breach"

(H.P. 217)  (L.D. 284)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset
                                    CARSON of Cumberland
                                    DOW of Lincoln

            Representatives:
                                    LAWRENCE of South Berwick
                                    BROOKS of Lewiston
                                    COLLINGS of Portland
                                    CRAIG of Brewer
                                    FOLEY of Wells
                                    PRESCOTT of Waterboro
                                    SANBORN of Portland
                                    WALLACE of Dexter

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-7) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    MELARAGNO of Auburn
                                    PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Reduce Penalties for Violations of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Laws"

(H.P. 30)  (L.D. 29)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    COLLINS of York
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    McLEAN of Gorham
                                    AUSTIN of Skowhegan
                                    BRYANT of Windham
                                    GILLWAY of Searsport
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    PARRY of Arundel
                                    PERKINS of Oakland
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor
                                    SHEATS of Auburn

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-8) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MIRAMANT of Knox

            Representative:
                                    CEBRA of Naples

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            (6-7)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Reform Maine's Motor Vehicle Inspection Guidelines"

(H.P. 112)  (L.D. 154)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    COLLINS of York
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    McLEAN of Gorham
                                    AUSTIN of Skowhegan
                                    BRYANT of Windham
                                    GILLWAY of Searsport
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    PARRY of Arundel
                                    PERKINS of Oakland
                                    SHEATS of Auburn

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MIRAMANT of Knox

            Representatives:
                                    CEBRA of Naples
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor

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            (6-8)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass on Bill "An Act To Improve Officer Safety at Roadside Incidents"

(H.P. 128)  (L.D. 172)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    COLLINS of York
                                    MIRAMANT of Knox
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    McLEAN of Gorham
                                    AUSTIN of Skowhegan
                                    BRYANT of Windham
                                    CEBRA of Naples
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    PARRY of Arundel
                                    PERKINS of Oakland
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor
                                    SHEATS of Auburn

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-9) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    GILLWAY of Searsport

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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. 73)  (L.D. 227) Bill "An Act To Exclude Cardboard Beverage Containers from the Laws Governing Returnable Beverage Containers"  Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-4)

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 31)  (L.D. 30) Bill "An Act Regarding Dancing on the Premises of Certain Liquor Licensees"  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-11)

 

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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. 80)  (L.D. 236) Bill "An Act To Update Accessibility Requirements on Highways"

 

            (8-2)  (S.P. 16)  (L.D. 37) Bill "An Act To Provide a Career and Technical Education Training Option for Plumbers"  (C. "A" S-3)

 

            (8-3)  (H.P. 59)  (L.D. 72) Bill "An Act To Clarify the Tax Laws for Title to Real Estate by Releasing Inheritance Tax Liens"

 

            (8-4)  (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)

 

            (8-5)  (H.P. 13)  (L.D. 12) Bill "An Act To Incorporate Protections for Living Donors into Maine Law"  (C. "A" H-6)

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Tuesday, March 14, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         Bill "An Act To Enhance Access to Affordable Health Care"

(I.B. 2)  (L.D. 1039)

 

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

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Avery Goulding, of Auburn

(HLS 128)

 

TABLED - March 14, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       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)

 

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES.

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

PENDING - REFERENCE IN CONCURRENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE June 21, 2017

 

NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act Concerning the Property Tax Levy Limit"

(H.P. 16)  (L.D. 15)

 

Ought to Pass  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 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

Thursday, March 16, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 357)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the Senate and House adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 10:00 in the morning.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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

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

Thursday, March 16, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Reclassify Certain Offenses and Increase the Efficiency of the Criminal Justice System"

(S.P. 351)  (L.D. 1048)

 

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

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Clarify Laws Regarding Maine's Community Colleges"

(S.P. 355)  (L.D. 1073)

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Support Public Charter School Enrollment Options for Certain Students"

(S.P. 356)  (L.D. 1074)

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Resolve, To Alleviate Hunger in Rural Maine in Areas of High Unemployment

(S.P. 352)  (L.D. 1070)

 

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

 

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            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Protect Homeowners from Improper Foreclosure Fees"

(S.P. 350)  (L.D. 1047)

 

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

 

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            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Dealers in Secondhand Precious Metals"

(S.P. 354)  (L.D. 1072)

 

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

 

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            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Modify the Tax Increment Financing Laws"

(S.P. 353)  (L.D. 1071)

 

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

 

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