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
Divided Report
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
Second Day
BILLS IN THE SECOND READING
House
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
Resolves
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


 

22nd Legislative Day

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Pastor Adam Lee, Bible Believing Baptist Church, Gray.

 

            National Anthem by Bath Middle School Band.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Julie Grosvenor, M.D., East Waterboro.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, March 16, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 349)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MARCH 8, 2017 AS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

 

            WHEREAS, International Women's Day has been celebrated since 1911; and

 

            WHEREAS, Maine women have contributed greatly to the State's, the country's and the world's history, including Frances Perkins, the first woman appointed to the United States Cabinet; Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to serve in both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate; Olympia Snowe, the first woman to serve in both chambers at both the state and federal levels; Edna St. Vincent Millay, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet; Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby, the first registered Maine guide; Samantha Smith, an international peace advocate; Gail Laughlin, the first woman in Maine to practice law; Dorothea Dix, a nurse and advocate for the mentally ill; Frannie Peabody, an HIV/AIDS activist; Judith Isaacson, a Holocaust survivor and educator; Mary Low, one of the first American women to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree; Elizabeth Russell, a ground-breaking geneticist; Mabel Wadsworth, a birth control activist and women's health educator; and Florence Whitehouse, a suffragist, activist and novelist; and

 

            WHEREAS, a record 24.8% of the 7,383 seats in the 99 state legislative chambers in the United States are currently held by women, including 34.41% of the seats in the Maine Legislature; and

 

            WHEREAS, Maine is one of only 6 states with a woman serving as Speaker of the House; 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 the contributions of Maine women throughout our history and recognize the ongoing march toward gender equality, both in Maine and around the world, and we designate March 8, 2017 as International Women's Day.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Promote Transparency with Respect to Surveillance Technology"

(S.P. 268)  (L.D. 823)

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-3)  Expression of Legislative Sentiment in Memory of the Honorable Paulette G. Beaudoin, of Biddeford

(SLS 47)

 

            INDEFINITELY POSTPONED in the House on March 9, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having ADHERED to its former action whereby the Sentiment was ADOPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 96)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

March 21, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Please be advised that pursuant to his authority, Governor Paul R. LePage has nominated the following:

 

On March 16, 2017

 

Dr. Robert G. Hasson, Jr. of South Portland for appointment as the Commissioner of the Department of Education.

Pursuant to Title 20-A, MRSA §251, this nomination is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Amy B. Arata of New Gloucester for appointment to the State Board of Education.

Pursuant to Title 20-A, MRSA §401, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Robin L. Foster of Orrington and

Amber M. Oakes of Milford for appointment to the School Board of the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf.

Pursuant to Title 20-A, MRSA §7406, these appointments are contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Deborah L. Camire of Biddeford and

Jason R. White of Rockland for reappointment to the School Board of the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf.

Pursuant to Title 20-A, MRSA §7406, these reappointments are contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 97)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

March 21, 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 Melaragno of Auburn, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 909         An Act To Stimulate the Maine Economy and Alleviate Child Poverty by Indexing Certain Benefits to Inflation

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the Committee on Judiciary has approved the request by the sponsor, Representative Reckitt of South Portland, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 641         Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study the Availability of Information Regarding Related Incidents in Domestic Violence Cases  (EMERGENCY)

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation has approved the request by the sponsor, Representative Handy of Lewiston, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 800         An Act To Prohibit Marijuana on the Campuses of Maine's Public Postsecondary Institutions  (EMERGENCY)

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support Local Infrastructure"

(H.P. 782)  (L.D. 1118)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, FAY of Raymond, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, SPEAR of South Thomaston, Senator: DESCHAMBAULT of York.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Exempt from Criminal Liability Persons Reporting a Drug-related Medical Emergency"

(H.P. 757)  (L.D. 1079)

 

Sponsored by Representative CARDONE of Bangor.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford and Representatives: AUSTIN of Skowhegan, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, MOONEN of Portland, Senator: CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Exempt United States Military Recruiters from Paying Fees for Criminal History Record Checks"

(H.P. 766)  (L.D. 1092)

 

Sponsored by Representative MADIGAN of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: AUSTIN of Skowhegan, BERRY of Bowdoinham, FARRIN of Norridgewock, GROHMAN of Biddeford, GUERIN of Glenburn, NADEAU of Winslow, PERKINS of Oakland.

 

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

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Prevent Economic Hardship in Maine School Administrative District 44"

(H.P. 758)  (L.D. 1080)

 

Sponsored by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Representatives: KINNEY of Limington, MADIGAN of Rumford, MAREAN of Hollis, ORDWAY of Standish.

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Exempt School Resource Officers from Department of Education Background Check and Fingerprinting Requirements"

(H.P. 778)  (L.D. 1104)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAGGAN of Hampden.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: BATTLE of South Portland, CHACE of Durham, HARRINGTON of Sanford, SIMMONS of Waldoboro.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Municipal Subdivision Laws Regarding the Exemption for Transfers to Owners of Abutting Land"

(H.P. 759)  (L.D. 1081)

 

Sponsored by Representative DENNO of Cumberland.

Cosponsored by Representative: CHACE of Durham.

 

            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Review of Subdivisions"

(H.P. 768)  (L.D. 1094)

 

Sponsored by Representative JORGENSEN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, FREY of Bangor, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, Senators: LANGLEY of Hancock, LIBBY of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Establish the Maine Coastal Risks and Hazards Commission"

(H.P. 769)  (L.D. 1095)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLUME of York.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CASÁS of Rockport, DEVIN of Newcastle, FAY of Raymond, FOLEY of Wells, GILLWAY of Searsport, HYMANSON of York, LAWRENCE of South Berwick, RYKERSON of Kittery, Senator: VITELLI of Sagadahoc.

 

            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Improve Shoreland Zoning Rules and Enforcement To Support Municipalities"

(H.P. 770)  (L.D. 1096)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLUME of York.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec and Representatives: COOPER of Yarmouth, DUCHESNE of Hudson, FAY of Raymond, FOLEY of Wells, HILLIARD of Belgrade, HYMANSON of York, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, Senator: VITELLI of Sagadahoc.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Develop and Distribute Work Training Pamphlets To Educate State Agencies, Private Businesses and Other Organizations about Dementia"

(H.P. 771)  (L.D. 1097)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARLOW of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin and Representatives: BATTLE of South Portland, CAMPBELL of Orrington, HAMANN of South Portland, HARRINGTON of Sanford, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, O'NEIL of Saco, ORDWAY of Standish, STANLEY of Medway.

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Reasonable Accommodations for Children for Whom Medical Marijuana Has Been Recommended"

(H.P. 772)  (L.D. 1098)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

 

            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Promote Independent Living for People with Disabilities"

(H.P. 779)  (L.D. 1105)

 

Sponsored by Representative GATTINE of Westbrook.

 

            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Safe Drinking Water in Public Buildings"

(H.P. 783)  (L.D. 1119)

 

Sponsored by Representative BROOKS of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CARDONE of Bangor, DEVIN of Newcastle, GOLDEN of Lewiston, HICKMAN of Winthrop, KORNFIELD of Bangor, NADEAU of Winslow, TALBOT ROSS of Portland.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Penalties for Hunting Deer over Bait"

(H.P. 761)  (L.D. 1083)

 

Sponsored by Representative TUELL of East Machias.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, JOHANSEN of Monticello, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, NADEAU of Winslow, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, Senator: CYRWAY of Kennebec.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Require That Certain Applicant Information for Certain Local Government and School Administrative Positions Be Public upon Application"

(H.P. 762)  (L.D. 1084)

 

Sponsored by Representative SPEAR of South Thomaston.

Cosponsored by Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York and Representatives: BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland, ORDWAY of Standish.

 

            (3-16)  Resolve, To Require the State To Bring Suit against the Federal Government for Failure To Comply with the Federal Refugee Act of 1980

(H.P. 773)  (L.D. 1099)

 

Sponsored by Representative LOCKMAN of Amherst.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, HANLEY of Pittston, HARRINGTON of Sanford, HERRICK of Paris, JOHANSEN of Monticello, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, Senators: CYRWAY of Kennebec, MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-17)  Resolve, Directing the Maine Commission on Domestic and Sexual Abuse To Study Economic Abuse

(H.P. 784)  (L.D. 1120)

 

Sponsored by Representative FAY of Raymond.

Cosponsored by Representatives: HANINGTON of Lincoln, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, RECKITT of South Portland, RILEY of Jay, TALBOT ROSS of Portland.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-18)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Requirements for Licensure as an Independent Practice Dental Hygienist"

(H.P. 763)  (L.D. 1085)

 

Sponsored by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery.

Cosponsored by Representatives: MASTRACCIO of Sanford, SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Clarify That Involuntary Transfers of Teachers and Municipal Public Employees Are Subject to Collective Bargaining"

(H.P. 767)  (L.D. 1093)

 

Sponsored by Representative SYLVESTER of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: COLLINGS of Portland, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, PARRY of Arundel, TALBOT ROSS of Portland.

 

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

 

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            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Granting of a Variance from the Dimensional Standards of a Zoning Ordinance"

(H.P. 760)  (L.D. 1082)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: FECTEAU of Biddeford, TUELL of East Machias, Senators: CARSON of Cumberland, DESCHAMBAULT of York, GRATWICK of Penobscot.

 

            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Salaries of the Governor and Legislators"

(H.P. 774)  (L.D. 1100)

 

Sponsored by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair.

Cosponsored by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-22)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Dedicate All Sales Taxes from All Vehicle Sales and Any Vehicle-related Sales to the Highway Fund for Roads and Bridge Capital Improvements

(H.P. 780)  (L.D. 1106)

 

Sponsored by Representative PARRY of Arundel.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: DEVIN of Newcastle, GRANT of Gardiner, McLEAN of Gorham, STEARNS of Guilford, SYLVESTER of Portland, Senators: DION of Cumberland, SAVIELLO of Franklin, President THIBODEAU of Waldo.

 

            (3-23)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Exclusive Use of Tax Exempt Property"

(H.P. 785)  (L.D. 1121)

 

Sponsored by Representative KINNEY of Limington.  (BY REQUEST)

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: ORDWAY of Standish, PARRY of Arundel, STETKIS of Canaan, TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-24)  Resolve, Directing the Secretary of State To Review and Recommend Updates to the Maine Motorcycle Driver Education Program

(H.P. 775)  (L.D. 1101)

 

Sponsored by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, CRAIG of Brewer, HARRINGTON of Sanford, KINNEY of Knox, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MADIGAN of Waterville, PERKINS of Oakland, Senators: CYRWAY of Kennebec, DIAMOND of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws on the Conduct of Elections and To Establish a Nonpartisan Primary Election System for State and Federal Candidates"

(H.P. 764)  (L.D. 1086)

 

Sponsored by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: BATTLE of South Portland, HARLOW of Portland, SYLVESTER of Portland.

 

            (3-26)  Bill "An Act To Discourage Tenants from Damaging Rental Property"

(H.P. 776)  (L.D. 1102)

 

Sponsored by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, HANLEY of Pittston, HARRINGTON of Sanford, HARVELL of Farmington, O'CONNOR of Berwick, STETKIS of Canaan.

 

            (3-27)  Bill "An Act To Require Correction of False Information Distributed in a Campaign"

(H.P. 777)  (L.D. 1103)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARLOW of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BATTLE of South Portland, CAMPBELL of Orrington, HAMANN of South Portland, HARRINGTON of Sanford, ORDWAY of Standish, STANLEY of Medway.

 

            (3-28)  Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Adjust Times of Operation for Establishments That Serve Alcohol"

(H.P. 781)  (L.D. 1107)

 

Sponsored by Representative PARRY of Arundel.

Cosponsored by Senator DION of Cumberland and Representatives: CEBRA of Naples, FARRIN of Norridgewock, GOLDEN of Lewiston, KINNEY of Limington, O'CONNOR of Berwick, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SYLVESTER of Portland, Senator: BELLOWS of Kennebec.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Criminal Law Advisory Commission

 

 

            (3-29)  Representative WARREN for the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2 asks leave to report that the accompanying Bill "An Act To Implement Certain Recommendations of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission Relative to the Maine Criminal Code and Related Statutes" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 765)  (L.D. 1091)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices

 

 

            (3-30)  Representative LUCHINI for the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 1007 asks leave to report that the accompanying Bill "An Act To Amend the Campaign Reports and Finances Law and the Maine Clean Election Act"

(H.P. 786)  (L.D. 1122)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 787) (Cosponsored by Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, ALLEY of Beals, AUSTIN of Skowhegan, AUSTIN of Gray, BABBIDGE of Kennebunk, BAILEY of Saco, BATES of Westbrook, BATTLE of South Portland, BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland, BERRY of Bowdoinham, BICKFORD of Auburn, BLACK of Wilton, BLUME of York, BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, BROOKS of Lewiston, BRYANT of Windham, CAMPBELL of Orrington, CARDONE of Bangor, CASÁS of Rockport, CEBRA of Naples, CHACE of Durham, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, COLLINGS of Portland, COOPER of Yarmouth, COREY of Windham, CRAIG of Brewer, DANA of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DeCHANT of Bath, DENNO of Cumberland, DEVIN of Newcastle, DILLINGHAM of Oxford, DOORE of Augusta, DUCHESNE of Hudson, DUNPHY of Old Town, ESPLING of New Gloucester, FARNSWORTH of Portland, FARRIN of Norridgewock, FAY of Raymond, FECTEAU of Biddeford, FOLEY of Wells, FREDETTE of Newport, FREY of Bangor, FULLER of Lewiston, GATTINE of Westbrook, GERRISH of Lebanon, Speaker GIDEON of Freeport, GILLWAY of Searsport, GINZLER of Bridgton, GOLDEN of Lewiston, GRANT of Gardiner, GRIGNON of Athens, GROHMAN of Biddeford, GUERIN of Glenburn, HAGGAN of Hampden, HAMANN of South Portland, HANDY of Lewiston, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HANLEY of Pittston, HARLOW of Portland, HARRINGTON of Sanford, HARVELL of Farmington, HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor, HEAD of Bethel, HERBIG of Belfast, HERRICK of Paris, HICKMAN of Winthrop, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, HILLIARD of Belgrade, HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, HYMANSON of York, JOHANSEN of Monticello, JORGENSEN of Portland, KINNEY of Limington, KINNEY of Knox, KORNFIELD of Bangor, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, LAWRENCE of South Berwick, LOCKMAN of Amherst, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, LYFORD of Eddington, MADIGAN of Waterville, MADIGAN of Rumford, MALABY of Hancock, MAREAN of Hollis, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, MARTIN of Sinclair, MASON of Lisbon, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, McELWEE of Caribou, McLEAN of Gorham, MELARAGNO of Auburn, MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth, MOONEN of Portland, NADEAU of Winslow, O'CONNOR of Berwick, O'NEIL of Saco, ORDWAY of Standish, PARKER of South Berwick, PARRY of Arundel, PERKINS of Oakland, PERRY of Calais, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, PICKETT of Dixfield, PIERCE of Dresden, PIERCE of Falmouth, POULIOT of Augusta, PRESCOTT of Waterboro, RECKITT of South Portland, REED of Carmel, RILEY of Jay, RYKERSON of Kittery, SANBORN of Portland, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SCHNECK of Bangor, SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, SHEATS of Auburn, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, SIROCKI of Scarborough, SKOLFIELD of Weld, SPEAR of South Thomaston, STANLEY of Medway, STEARNS of Guilford, STETKIS of Canaan, STEWART of Presque Isle, STROM of Pittsfield, SYLVESTER of Portland, TALBOT ROSS of Portland, TEPLER of Topsham, TERRY of Gorham, THERIAULT of China, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TIPPING of Orono, TUCKER of Brunswick, TUELL of East Machias, TURNER of Burlington, VACHON of Scarborough, WADSWORTH of Hiram, WALLACE of Dexter, WARD of Dedham, WARREN of Hallowell, WHITE of Washburn, WINSOR of Norway, WOOD of Greene, ZEIGLER of Montville, Senators: BELLOWS of Kennebec, BRAKEY of Androscoggin, BREEN of Cumberland, CARPENTER of Aroostook, CARSON of Cumberland, CHENETTE of York, CHIPMAN of Cumberland, COLLINS of York, CUSHING of Penobscot, CYRWAY of Kennebec, DAVIS of Piscataquis, DESCHAMBAULT of York, DIAMOND of Cumberland, DILL of Penobscot, DION of Cumberland, DOW of Lincoln, GRATWICK of Penobscot, HAMPER of Oxford, HILL of York, JACKSON of Aroostook, KATZ of Kennebec, KEIM of Oxford, LANGLEY of Hancock, LIBBY of Androscoggin, MAKER of Washington, MASON of Androscoggin, MILLETT of Cumberland, MIRAMANT of Knox, ROSEN of Hancock, SAVIELLO of Franklin, President THIBODEAU of Waldo, VITELLI of Sagadahoc, VOLK of Cumberland, WHITTEMORE of Somerset, WOODSOME of York)

 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE MARCH 2017 AS SOCIAL WORK MONTH

 

            WHEREAS, social workers have paved the way for change by enhancing the well-being of all people, especially the most vulnerable in society; and

 

            WHEREAS, social workers have helped lead America's struggle for social justice and continue to advocate for positive social change and, more than the members of any other profession, social workers recognize that more must be done to address the persistent social problems that plague the State; and

 

            WHEREAS, social workers support diverse families in every community and understand that individuals and communities together can bring about change; and

 

            WHEREAS, social workers advocate for the rights of the disadvantaged; and

 

            WHEREAS, social workers advocate for children's rights to a safe environment and a good education; and

 

            WHEREAS, social workers work to ensure good care is provided to older adults; and

 

            WHEREAS, social workers help provide community support for veterans and their families after their service; and

 

            WHEREAS, social workers strive to improve access to mental health treatment and health care services in order to save lives; and

 

            WHEREAS, social workers effect change and put the ideals of citizenship into action every day through legislative, regulatory and social policy efforts; 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 March 2017 as Social Work Month; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the Maine chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  the late Shirley Ann Martin, of New Sharon, in whose memory the Town of New Sharon dedicated its town report;

 

(SLS 121)

 

 

            (5-2)  Cody Brochu, of Jay, a member of Royal Rangers Outpost No. 16, who has received the Gold Medal of Achievement, the highest award in the Royal Rangers.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

 

(SLS 122)

 

 

            (5-3)  Jacob Brochu, of Jay, a member of Royal Rangers Outpost No. 16, who has received the Gold Medal of Achievement, the highest award in the Royal Rangers.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

 

(SLS 123)

 

 

            (5-4)  Christian Hiscock, of Auburn, a member of Royal Rangers Outpost No. 16, who has received the Gold Medal of Achievement, the highest award in the Royal Rangers.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

 

(SLS 124)

 

 

            (5-5)  Timothy Morin, of Sabattus, a member of Royal Rangers Outpost No. 16, who has received the Gold Medal of Achievement, the highest award in the Royal Rangers.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

 

(SLS 125)

 

 

            (5-6)  Hunter Knowlton, of Lewiston, a member of Royal Rangers Outpost No. 16, who has received the Gold Medal of Achievement, the highest award in the Royal Rangers.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

 

(SLS 126)

 

 

            (5-7)  George Dean, of Plymouth, former Fire Chief of the Plymouth Fire Department, to whom the Town of Plymouth has dedicated its Town Report.  We extend to Chief Dean our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 150)

Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-8)  Fran Doucette, of Gorham, who helped found the Gorham Food Pantry in 1997 and is retiring as director.  We extend to Ms. Doucette our appreciation for her service;

 

(HLS 152)

Presented by Representative TERRY of Gorham.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland, Representative McLEAN of Gorham.

 

 

            (5-9)  the Monmouth Academy Girls Basketball Team, of Monmouth, which won the Class C State Championship.  Members of the team include players Tia Day, Emma Vierling, Emily Grandahl, Hannah Anderson, Abbey Allen, Maddie Amero, Julia Johnson, Abby Ferland, Kaeti Butterfield, Destiny Clough, Kayla Brooks, Audrey Fletcher and Libby Clemente; assistant coaches Ray Convery, Ed Spencer and Dennis Grover; and head coach Scott Wing.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 153)

Presented by Representative ACKLEY of Monmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec, Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop.

 

 

            (5-10)  Bath Middle School, in Bath, which has received the 2016 Maine Environmental Education Association School of the Year award for the school's efforts over all 3 grade levels in expeditionary learning, including the school's work with Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, The Ecology School and Chewonki.  The students have worked in the community to chart sea level rise on the Bath waterfront, study the invasive green crab and begin a new lunch composting program.  We extend to everyone at Bath Middle School our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 154)

Presented by Representative DeCHANT of Bath.

Cosponsored by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc.

 

 

            (5-11)  John Clark, of Linneus, on his retirement as General Manager of the Houlton Water Company after more than 32 years of service.  Mr. Clark guided the company through the transformation of the electric industry, oversaw the construction of a new million-gallon water reservoir, initiated the search and development of the new water supply in Hodgdon and oversaw numerous large construction projects.  A careful steward of the State's resources, he ensured the water discharged into the Meduxnekeag River from the company's waste treatment facility exceeded the requirements set by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and today the river is a world-class brown trout fishery.  We extend to Mr. Clark our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 155)

Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook, Representative JOHANSEN of Monticello.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-12)  the Honorable Walter Wheeler, Sr., of Kittery, a veteran of the United States Navy and a state legislator.  Mr. Wheeler served in the Navy during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific, American Area and European and African theaters of operation, and he took part in the D-Day invasion.  After the war, he worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as a machinist.  He served as a member of the House of Representatives from the 121st Legislature to the 124th Legislature, where he was an accessible and strong supporter of his constituents and an advocate for outdoorsmen.  In the Legislature, he served on the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.  Mr. Wheeler will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends and his colleagues at the State House and in State Government;

 

(HLS 127)

Presented by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York, Representative LAWRENCE of South Berwick, Representative BLUME of York, Representative HYMANSON of York, Representative PARKER of South Berwick, Representative FOLEY of Wells.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass on Bill "An Act Concerning the Property Tax Levy Limit"

(H.P. 16)  (L.D. 15)

            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 Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis
                                    KEIM of Oxford

            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)  (S.P. 45)  (L.D. 97) Bill "An Act To Establish Speed Limits at Loring Commerce Centre and Brunswick Landing" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 96)  (L.D. 308) Bill "An Act To Prohibit Charging Maine Seniors Higher Automobile Insurance Premiums Based Solely on Their Age"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-6)

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 23)  (L.D. 22) Bill "An Act To Repeal the Requirement That Municipalities License Roller-skating Rinks"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 327)  (L.D. 461) Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 220: Removal of Provider of Last Resort Service Obligation, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public Utilities Commission (EMERGENCY)  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY 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)  (S.P. 73)  (L.D. 227) Bill "An Act To Exclude Cardboard Beverage Containers from the Laws Governing Returnable Beverage Containers"  (C. "A" S-4)

 

            (8-2)  (H.P. 31)  (L.D. 30) Bill "An Act Regarding Dancing on the Premises of Certain Liquor Licensees"  (C. "A" H-11)

 

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BILLS IN THE SECOND READING

 

 

House

 

            (9-1)  Bill "An Act To Improve Officer Safety at Roadside Incidents"

(H.P. 128)  (L.D. 172)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Grant Plantations the Power To Control Consumer Fireworks

(H.P. 5)  (L.D. 3)

 

 

            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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Acts

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Provide a Career and Technical Education Training Option for Plumbers

(S.P. 16)  (L.D. 37)
(C. "A" S-3)

 

            (10-3)  An Act Regarding Changing the Designation of a Parent on the Birth Certificate of an Adult

(S.P. 32)  (L.D. 83)

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Make Changes to the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund

(H.P. 92)  (L.D. 124)

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Remove the Treasurer of State from the Maine Vaccine Board

(H.P. 119)  (L.D. 161)

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Add the Air Medal as an Option for a Special Commemorative Decal on Special Veterans Registration Plates

(H.P. 127)  (L.D. 171)

 

            (10-7)  An Act To Update Accessibility Requirements on Highways

(S.P. 80)  (L.D. 236)

 

 

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

 

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Resolves

 

            (10-8)  Resolve, To Designate a Bridge in East Machias as the Norman E. Bagley Memorial Bridge

(H.P. 163)  (L.D. 207)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, March 16, 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 the Reverend James Haddix, of Holden

(HLS 70)

 

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

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing the Messalonskee High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team, of Oakland

(HLS 144)

 

TABLED - March 16, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative PERKINS of Oakland.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing the Messalonskee High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team, of Oakland

(HLS 145)

 

TABLED - March 16, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative PERKINS of Oakland.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Matthew Cote, of Sidney

(HLS 146)

 

TABLED - March 16, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative PERKINS of Oakland.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Provide for Legislative Review of Federally Mandated Major Substantive Rules under the Maine Administrative Procedure Act"

(H.P. 24)  (L.D. 23)

 

Ought to Pass  (12 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Transportation on Bill "An Act To Add Vehicles Hauling Animal Bedding to Those Exempt from Posted Road Restrictions" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 164)  (L.D. 208)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (8 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-13)  (5 members)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Judiciary on Bill "An Act To Prevent Bad Faith Assertions of Patent Infringement"

(H.P. 4)  (L.D. 2)

 

Report "A" reporting Ought Not to Pass  (9 members)
Report "B" reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-12)  (3 members)
Report "C" reporting Ought to Pass  (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 21, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Rules Regulating Invasive Terrestrial Plant Species"

(S.P. 368)  (L.D. 1114)

 

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

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Eluding an Officer"

(S.P. 361)  (L.D. 1090)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Improve Antihunger Programs in Maine Schools"

(S.P. 367)  (L.D. 1113)

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Restore Public Health Nursing Services" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 362)  (L.D. 1108)

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Improve General Assistance Reimbursements"

(S.P. 363)  (L.D. 1109)

 

            (1-6)  Bill "An Act Concerning Medicaid for Incarcerated Persons about To Be Released"

(S.P. 364)  (L.D. 1110)

 

            (1-7)  Resolve, To Establish a Task Force To Study the Causes of and Solutions to the Epidemic of Childhood Obesity in Maine (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 365)  (L.D. 1111)

 

            (1-8)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Maternal and Infant Death Review Panel"

(S.P. 366)  (L.D. 1112)

 

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

 

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            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Require That Employees Be Informed of Potential Eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit"

(S.P. 359)  (L.D. 1088)

 

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

 

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            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Define When a Municipal Land Use Decision Is Considered Final for Purposes of an Appeal to Superior Court"

(S.P. 358)  (L.D. 1087)

 

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

 

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            (1-11)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Use of Handheld Phones and Devices While Driving"

(S.P. 360)  (L.D. 1089)

 

            (1-12)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Specialty License Plate for Female Veterans"

(S.P. 369)  (L.D. 1115)

 

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

 

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