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House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
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
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
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


 

23rd Legislative Day

Thursday, March 23, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Pastor Jeffrey Bateman, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Scarborough.

 

            National Anthem by John Bapst Honors Chorale, Bangor.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Elisabeth Mock, M.D., Holden.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act Regarding State Investments and the Dakota Access Pipeline"

(S.P. 320)  (L.D. 981)

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

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

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Improve the Unemployment Compensation System"

(S.P. 370)  (L.D. 1116)

 

 

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

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Allow an Income Tax Deduction for Interest Paid on Student Loans"

(S.P. 372)  (L.D. 1123)

 

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

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 98)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

March 23, 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 Appropriations and Financial Affairs has approved the request by the sponsor, Representative Stewart of Presque Isle, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 907         An Act Requiring Investments by the Maine Public Employees Retirement System To Be Well-diversified

 

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

 

L.D. 226         An Act To Protect and Improve the Health of Maine Citizens and the Economy of Maine  (EMERGENCY)

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 99)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

March 23, 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:"

 

Education and Cultural Affairs

L.D. 50           An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Teacher Certification

L.D. 95           An Act To Provide a Method for a Student To Be Excused from Standardized Testing

L.D. 181         An Act To Improve Teacher Preparation Programs

L.D. 527         An Act To Prohibit Corporal Punishment in Schools

L.D. 528         An Act To Create a Maine Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Studies Educational Component

 

Energy, Utilities and Technology

L.D. 474         An Act To Allow a Public Safety Answering Point To Be Reimbursed for Training Costs

 

Environment and Natural Resources

L.D. 577         An Act Regarding Zero-emissions Vehicles

 

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

L.D. 277         An Act Regarding the Use of Helmets by Minors Riding in an All-terrain Vehicle with an Adult

 

Insurance and Financial Services

L.D. 360         An Act To Allow Consumers To Shop for Credit without Damaging Their Credit Scores

 

Marine Resources

L.D. 149         An Act To Provide Additional Management for Limited-entry Lobster Zones

L.D. 199         An Act To Implement Decibel Limits for Mechanical Rockweed Harvesters

L.D. 287         Resolve, Prohibiting the Commissioner of Marine Resources from Adopting or Enforcing Certain Rules Limiting the Quantity of Smelts a Person May Take from the Coastal Waters of the State until after Completion of a Study

L.D. 392         An Act Regarding Legal Lobster Haul Times outside of the 3-mile Line

L.D. 539         An Act To Allow Municipalities To Establish Shellfish Conservation Areas

L.D. 616         An Act To Ensure Consistent Access to Limited-entry Lobster Zones

 

Transportation

L.D. 1             An Act To Repeal the Law Regulating Reflective and Tinted Glass in Automobiles

L.D. 137         An Act To Increase the Safety of Motorists on Public Ways

L.D. 293         An Act To Require Horse-drawn Carriages and Wagons To Be Equipped with Reflectors

 

Veterans and Legal Affairs

L.D. 657         An Act To Reduce the In-stock Spirits Requirements for Liquor Agents in Towns with Certain Populations

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 100)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

March 23, 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 21, 2017

 

Thomas A. Davis of Winslow

Laurence W. Gross of Portland and

James I. Whitten of Augusta for appointment as Commissioners of the Maine State Housing Authority.

Pursuant to Title 30-A, MRSA §4723.2, these appointments are contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

Donna L. Talarico of North Yarmouth for reappointment as a Commissioner of the Maine State Housing Authority.

Pursuant to Title 30-A, MRSA §4723.2, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

On March 22, 2017

 

James R. May of Mapleton for appointment to the Maine Land Use Planning Commission.

Pursuant to Title 12, MRSA §683-A, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

 

Curtis C. Bohlen, Ph.D. of Pownal and

Deven M. Morrill of Westbrook for reappointment to the Board of Pesticides Control.

Pursuant to Title 22, MRSA §1471-B, these reappointments are contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 217)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

March 21, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

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

 

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

 

Thomas R. Davis of Winslow for appointment to the Workers' Compensation Board

Ronald P. Green, Jr. of Plymouth for reappointment to the Workers' Compensation Board

Richelle R. Wallace of Auburn for reappointment to the Workers' Compensation Board

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Support Tourism on Public Reserved Lands by Leasing Sites to Commercial Sporting Camps"

(H.P. 789)  (L.D. 1126)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: DUCHESNE of Hudson, HILLIARD of Belgrade, MARTIN of Sinclair, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, WOOD of Greene, Senators: CARPENTER of Aroostook, JACKSON of Aroostook, MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Provide Occupants of Motor Vehicles with Gold Star Family Registration Plates Free Entry to State Parks"

(H.P. 790)  (L.D. 1127)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHEATS of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Senator CARSON of Cumberland and Representatives: CASÁS of Rockport, FARRIN of Norridgewock, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MADIGAN of Rumford, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, STROM of Pittsfield.

 

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

 

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            (3-3)  Resolve, To Establish the Committee To Study the Processing of Evidence from Sexual Assault Test Kits

(H.P. 791)  (L.D. 1128)

 

Sponsored by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec and Representatives: DUNPHY of Old Town, FECTEAU of Biddeford, MADIGAN of Waterville, MOONEN of Portland, O'NEIL of Saco, PIERCE of Falmouth, TIPPING of Orono, WARREN of Hallowell.

 

            (3-4)  Resolve, To Provide Wage Parity for Law Enforcement Officers in the Department of Corrections with Other Law Enforcement Officers

(H.P. 809)  (L.D. 1146)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREY of Bangor.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: GILLWAY of Searsport, NADEAU of Winslow, Senators: DESCHAMBAULT of York, DIAMOND of Cumberland.

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Provide a Voluntary Method of Determining Whether a Purchaser of a Firearm Is Prohibited from Possessing a Firearm without a Background Check"

(H.P. 817)  (L.D. 1154)

 

Sponsored by Representative CASÁS of Rockport.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: HANINGTON of Lincoln, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, Senators: CARPENTER of Aroostook, GRATWICK of Penobscot.

 

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

 

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            (3-6)  Bill "An Act Regarding College Affordability"

(H.P. 792)  (L.D. 1129)

 

Sponsored by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick.

 

            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Provide Traffic Safety Education in Schools"

(H.P. 793)  (L.D. 1130)

 

Sponsored by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, FARNSWORTH of Portland, McLEAN of Gorham, RYKERSON of Kittery, SAMPSON of Alfred, Senators: BREEN of Cumberland, CHIPMAN of Cumberland, VOLK of Cumberland.

 

            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Create Education Savings Accounts for Maine Students"

(H.P. 794)  (L.D. 1131)

 

Sponsored by Representative HANLEY of Pittston.

Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo and Representatives: CRAIG of Brewer, GINZLER of Bridgton, LYFORD of Eddington, O'CONNOR of Berwick, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, STROM of Pittsfield, Senator: CYRWAY of Kennebec.

 

            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Create Education Savings Accounts for Students with Special Needs"

(H.P. 795)  (L.D. 1132)

 

Sponsored by Representative GERRISH of Lebanon.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, SAMPSON of Alfred, STEWART of Presque Isle, Senators: KATZ of Kennebec, MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Modernize the Renewable Portfolio Standard"

(H.P. 810)  (L.D. 1147)

 

Sponsored by Representative DeCHANT of Bath.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, COOPER of Yarmouth, RILEY of Jay, SANBORN of Portland.

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Allow Promotional Allowances by Public Utilities"

(H.P. 814)  (L.D. 1151)

 

Sponsored by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator DION of Cumberland and Representatives: HARVELL of Farmington, O'CONNOR of Berwick, SANBORN of Portland, WADSWORTH of Hiram.

 

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

 

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            (3-12)  Bill "An Act Regarding Access to Appropriate Residential Services for Individuals Being Discharged from Psychiatric Hospitalization"

(H.P. 796)  (L.D. 1133)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York and Representatives: DENNO of Cumberland, HILLIARD of Belgrade, MADIGAN of Waterville, MALABY of Hancock, PERRY of Calais, Senators: CARSON of Cumberland, CHENETTE of York, DOW of Lincoln.

 

            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Nursing Facilities To Permit Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Physician Assistants To Perform Certain Physician Tasks"

(H.P. 797)  (L.D. 1134)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen the Efficacy of the Medical Marijuana Laws"

(H.P. 798)  (L.D. 1135)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHACE of Durham.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DENNO of Cumberland, FARRIN of Norridgewock, GILLWAY of Searsport, HARRINGTON of Sanford, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, PIERCE of Dresden, SAMPSON of Alfred, Senator: LIBBY of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-15)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Amend Its Rules Regarding Services Provided to Students

(H.P. 799)  (L.D. 1136)

 

Sponsored by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland.

 

            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Safeguard the Rights of Private Child Care Businesses"

(H.P. 811)  (L.D. 1148)

 

Sponsored by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Representatives: SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, TURNER of Burlington, WINSOR of Norway.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Crossbow Hunting"

(H.P. 800)  (L.D. 1137)

 

Sponsored by Representative GERRISH of Lebanon.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, HILLIARD of Belgrade, LYFORD of Eddington, MASON of Lisbon, PIERCE of Dresden, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, WOOD of Greene.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-18)  Bill "An Act To Require Notification of Long-term Care Policy Proposed Rate Increases"

(H.P. 801)  (L.D. 1138)

 

Sponsored by Representative TEPLER of Topsham.

Cosponsored by Senator DOW of Lincoln and Representatives: COLLINGS of Portland, HERBIG of Belfast, LAWRENCE of South Berwick, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, MELARAGNO of Auburn, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, TUCKER of Brunswick, Senator: CARSON of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Clarify Certain Right-of-way Limitations"

(H.P. 802)  (L.D. 1139)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEARNS of Guilford.

Cosponsored by Representatives: GRIGNON of Athens, HILLIARD of Belgrade, LYFORD of Eddington, WOOD of Greene.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Preserve the Economic Viability of Maine's Historic Properties"

(H.P. 803)  (L.D. 1140)

 

Sponsored by Representative GUERIN of Glenburn.

Cosponsored by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin and Representatives: FREY of Bangor, GILLWAY of Searsport, HARRINGTON of Sanford, MALABY of Hancock, MOONEN of Portland, TALBOT ROSS of Portland, Senators: CARSON of Cumberland, CHIPMAN of Cumberland.

 

            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Encourage the Hiring of Skilled Immigrants through Flexible Certification"

(H.P. 815)  (L.D. 1152)

 

Sponsored by Representative CASÁS of Rockport.

Cosponsored by Senator CHENETTE of York and Representatives: BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland, GATTINE of Westbrook, GOLDEN of Lewiston, TALBOT ROSS of Portland, Senator: DOW of Lincoln.

 

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

 

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            (3-22)  Bill "An Act To Make Election Day a State Holiday"

(H.P. 804)  (L.D. 1141)

 

Sponsored by Representative BATES of Westbrook.

 

            (3-23)  Bill "An Act To Repeal the Laws Establishing the Cumberland County Recreation Center and To Transfer Authority to Cumberland County"

(H.P. 805)  (L.D. 1142)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHACE of Durham.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DENNO of Cumberland, GATTINE of Westbrook, JORGENSEN of Portland, SIROCKI of Scarborough, Senator: CHIPMAN of Cumberland.

 

            (3-24)  Resolve, Providing for the Official Observance of the 200th Anniversary of the Formation of the State of Maine

(H.P. 806)  (L.D. 1143)

 

Sponsored by Representative HANDY of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FREDETTE of Newport, PIERCE of Falmouth, Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook and Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, ALLEY of Beals, CARDONE of Bangor, FULLER of Lewiston, HICKMAN of Winthrop, RILEY of Jay, RYKERSON of Kittery, SYLVESTER of Portland.

 

            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Village Corporation"

(H.P. 816)  (L.D. 1153)

 

Sponsored by Representative AUSTIN of Gray.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FARRIN of Norridgewock, HARVELL of Farmington, JOHANSEN of Monticello, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, SUTTON of Warren.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-26)  Bill "An Act To Support Maine Families by Increasing the Dependent Care Credit"

(H.P. 807)  (L.D. 1144)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: BICKFORD of Auburn, COOPER of Yarmouth, GRANT of Gardiner, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, TERRY of Gorham, Senator: CHENETTE of York.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-27)  Bill "An Act To Allow the Department of Transportation To Recover Costs Incurred by the Department for Allowing Access to a Controlled Access Highway"

(H.P. 808)  (L.D. 1145)

 

Sponsored by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

 

            (3-28)  Bill "An Act To Provide Revenue To Fix and Rebuild Maine's Infrastructure"

(H.P. 812)  (L.D. 1149)

 

Sponsored by Representative McLEAN of Gorham.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BRYANT of Windham, GRANT of Gardiner.

 

            (3-29)  Resolve, To Establish the Road Usage Charge Task Force

(H.P. 813)  (L.D. 1150)

 

Sponsored by Representative McLEAN of Gorham.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, BRYANT of Windham, GILLWAY of Searsport, GRANT of Gardiner, PARRY of Arundel, SCHNECK of Bangor.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (4-1)  On motion of Representative DeCHANT of Bath, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 788) (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, 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, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, 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, SAMPSON of Alfred, 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, SUTTON of Warren, 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 HONOR THE MEMORY OF EDWIN H. PERT

 

            WHEREAS, it is with deep regret that We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, take this opportunity to honor the memory of the Honorable Edwin H. Pert, who served the State of Maine as a dedicated public servant for many years; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Honorable Edwin H. Pert was born in Bath and graduated from Morse High School in 1950 and from the University of Maine in 1954; and

 

            WHEREAS, Mr. Pert was a veteran of the United States Army, having served a tour of duty in Korea as a public information officer; and

 

            WHEREAS, upon his return home, he worked as a reporter for the Bath Daily Times and as news director for WMMS/WJTO radio; and

 

            WHEREAS, Mr. Pert served in the Maine House of Representatives representing Bath in the 99th Legislature and served as executive director of the Maine Democratic Party; and

 

            WHEREAS, Mr. Pert worked as Secretary of the Senate from 1965 to 1966 and he also served 18 years as the Clerk of the House of Representatives, from 1975 to 1992; and

 

            WHEREAS, Mr. Pert spent several years as executive director of the Maine chapters of the March of Dimes and the Arthritis Foundation; and

 

            WHEREAS, Mr. Pert served the Town of Georgetown in many capacities, including as town moderator and as a member of the board of selectmen, the planning board, the town-owned property management board, the recreation commission and committee and the financial advisory committee, and he was named Georgetown Citizen of the Year in 2003; and

 

            WHEREAS, Edwin H. Pert will be sadly missed and long remembered by his family, his friends and his colleagues at the Legislature and throughout State Government; 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 pause in a moment of understanding and prayer to inscribe this token of sympathy and condolence to all who share our sorrow at the passing of the Honorable Edwin H. Pert and to honor his memory for his many years of exemplary and loyal service to the Maine Legislature and the State of Maine; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the family of Edwin H. Pert with the appreciation and affection of the people of the State of Maine.

 

 

 

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            (4-2)  On motion of Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 26)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Kevin J. Battle of South Portland be excused March 14 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Paul B. Chace of Durham be excused March 14 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Ralph Chapman of Brooksville be excused March 14 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Matthea Elisabeth Larsen Daughtry of Brunswick be excused March 14 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Kathleen R. J. Dillingham of Oxford be excused March 14 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Richard R. Farnsworth of Portland be excused March 14 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Gay M. Grant of Gardiner be excused March 14 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Martin J. Grohman of Biddeford be excused March 9 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Lance Evans Harvell of Farmington be excused March 14 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Erik C. Jorgensen of Portland be excused March 14 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Walter A. Kumiega III of Deer Isle be excused March 14 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Mark W. Lawrence of South Berwick be excused March 14 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Andrew J. McLean of Gorham be excused March 14 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Margaret M. O'Neil of Saco be excused March 14 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Jeffrey K. Pierce of Dresden be excused March 16 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Roger E. Reed of Carmel be excused March 14 and 16 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative H. Stedman Seavey of Kennebunkport be excused March 14 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Abden S. Simmons of Waldoboro be excused March 14 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Michael A. Sylvester of Portland be excused March 14 for health reasons.

 

 

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            (4-3)  On motion of Representative LOCKMAN of Amherst, the following House Order:  (H.O. 27)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, Representative Tipping failed to report his PAC income by August 7, 2016 as required by law; and

 

            WHEREAS, Representative Tipping's failure to disclose this PAC income as required by law may constitute a willful violation of state law and legislative ethics; and

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            ORDERED, that the House Ethics Committee shall convene no later than April 13, 2017 to thoroughly investigate the actions of Representative Ryan Tipping and the potential violation of the Legislative Code of Ethics, and that, by May 12, 2017, the committee shall make recommendations to the full House as it considers appropriate.

 

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Girls Basketball Team, of South Paris, which won the Class AA North Championship.  Members of the team include Brooke Carson, Jade Smedberg, Emily Corbett, Cecelia Dieterich, Maggie Hartnett, Erin Morton, Emma Davidson, Anna Piirainen, Hannah Kenney, Erin Eastman, Maighread Laliberte, Jadah Adams, Julia Colby, Krystin Paine and Sophia Hanscom; managers Alyssa Morin and Emma McFarland; assistant Troy Eastman; junior varsity coach Matt Corbett; and varsity coach Nate Pelletier.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 128)

 

 

            (5-2)  Nicholas Prins, of Bucksport, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 102, 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, Nicholas built a raised flower garden at the Bucksport Middle School.  We extend our congratulations to Nicholas on this achievement;

 

(SLS 130)

 

 

            (5-3)  the Greenville Consolidated School Boys Basketball Team, of Greenville, which won the Class D South Championship.  Members of the team include players Matt Mendes, Nick Foley, Connor DiAngelo, Evan Bjork, Noah Pratt, Devin Boone, Nick Caiazzo, Doug Kane, Noah Bilodeau and Chris Caiazzo; manager Gary Mace; assistant coach Joe Pelletier; and coach Bill Foley.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 131)

 

 

            (5-4)  Brad Smith, of Sidney, a senior at Temple Academy and a player on the boys basketball team, who recently scored his 1,000th career point.  We extend to Brad our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 132)

 

 

            (5-5)  the Wells High School Wrestling Team, of Wells, which won the Class B State Championship, the first for the team since 1996.  Members of the team include wrestlers Devin Bickford, Josh Burgess, Caleb Chase, Cullen Cummings, Nathan Curtis, Brendan Dean, Caden Gibson, Aaron Maynard, Sean McCormack-Kuhman, Ryan Norton, Ben Orozco, Drew Peters, Nolan Potter, Spencer Poulin and Michael Wrigley and coaches Scott Lewia and Jim Worthing.  Nolan Potter won a state title in the 195-pound division, and Michael Wrigley took the runner-up spot in the 170-pound division.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 133)

 

 

            (5-6)  the Cony High School Girls Swim Team, of Augusta, which won the Class A State Championship.  This is the team's first state title.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 156)

Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Representative DOORE of Augusta, Representative BRADSTREET of Vassalboro.

 

 

            (5-7)  Joseph Sylvester Bernard, also known as Dawn Red Eagle, of Caribou, who is celebrating his 90th Birthday on March 20, 2017.  Throughout his life, Dawn Red Eagle has worked as an activist, teacher and entertainer, and is well known as a Maliseet cultural and treaty rights advocate.  We extend to him our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 157)

Presented by Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook, Representative McELWEE of Caribou.

 

 

            (5-8)  Allison Dean, of Madison, a senior at Madison Area Memorial 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 Allison on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 158)

Presented by Representative FARRIN of Norridgewock.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset, Representative AUSTIN of Skowhegan.

 

 

            (5-9)  Bill Eldridge, of Poland, who received the 2017 W. Ballard Nash, Sr. Community Service Award from the Town of Poland.  We extend to Mr. Eldridge our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 163)

Presented by Representative FAY of Raymond.

Cosponsored by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester, Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-10)  the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Boys Basketball Team, of South Paris, which received the Class AA North Sportsmanship Award.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 164)

Presented by Representative DILLINGHAM of Oxford.

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

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-11)  Tara Lou Astbury, of Penobscot.  Born in Blue Hill, Ms. Astbury graduated from George Stevens Academy and attended the University of Maine.  She ran a successful cleaning and organizing business for many years in the Blue Hill area.  She will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and many friends;

 

(HLS 159)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-12)  Goldie M. Redman, of Verona Island.  Mrs. Redman owned and operated Goldie's Kut and Kurl on Verona Island for years.  She will be long remembered and sadly missed by her husband of nearly 68 years, Bob, her family and her friends;

 

(HLS 160)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-13)  Dr. George McKay Lord, Jr., of East Orland.  Dr. Lord practiced optometry in the area for 34 years.  He will be long remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 58 years, Nancy, and his family and friends;

 

(HLS 161)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-14)  Robert F. McKay, of Penobscot.  Mr. McKay taught business subjects in high school for over 30 years.  He coached baseball, basketball and golf and was a basketball referee and a softball umpire.  He also served as the assistant umpire-in-chief in the State.  Mr. McKay will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, friends and colleagues;

 

(HLS 162)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-7) on Bill "An Act To Increase the Size of Grants under the Maine State Grant Program"

(S.P. 11)  (L.D. 32)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    KORNFIELD of Bangor
                                    DAUGHTRY of Brunswick
                                    FARNSWORTH of Portland
                                    FULLER of Lewiston
                                    McCREA of Fort Fairfield
                                    PIERCE of Falmouth

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MAKER of Washington

            Representatives:
                                    GINZLER of Bridgton
                                    SAMPSON of Alfred
                                    STEWART of Presque Isle
                                    TURNER of Burlington

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED.

 

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            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Install a Caution Light in New Sweden

(S.P. 60)  (L.D. 168)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    COLLINS of York
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    McLEAN of Gorham
                                    AUSTIN of Skowhegan
                                    CEBRA of Naples
                                    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" (S-5) on same Resolve.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MIRAMANT of Knox

            Representative:
                                    BRYANT of Windham

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED.

 

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass 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)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis
                                    DESCHAMBAULT of York
                                    KEIM of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    MARTIN of Sinclair
                                    BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland
                                    BRYANT of Windham
                                    GRIGNON of Athens
                                    HARRINGTON of Sanford
                                    HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach
                                    MADIGAN of Rumford
                                    ORDWAY of Standish
                                    PICKETT of Dixfield

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    SPEAR of South Thomaston

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Add Vehicles Hauling Animal Bedding to Those Exempt from Posted Road Restrictions" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 164)  (L.D. 208)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    COLLINS of York
                                    MIRAMANT of Knox
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    McLEAN of Gorham
                                    AUSTIN of Skowhegan
                                    BRYANT of Windham
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-13) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    CEBRA of Naples
                                    GILLWAY of Searsport
                                    PARRY of Arundel
                                    PERKINS of Oakland
                                    SHEATS of Auburn

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            (6-5)  Nine Members of the Committee on JUDICIARY report in Report "A" Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Prevent Bad Faith Assertions of Patent Infringement"

(H.P. 4)  (L.D. 2)

 

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    KEIM of Oxford
                                    HILL of York
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset

            Representatives:
                                    BRADSTREET of Vassalboro
                                    CARDONE of Bangor
                                    GUERIN of Glenburn
                                    JOHANSEN of Monticello
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell
                                    SHERMAN of Hodgdon

            Three Members of the same Committee report in Report "B" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-12) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

 

            Representatives:
                                    BABBIDGE of Kennebunk
                                    BAILEY of Saco
                                    RECKITT of South Portland

            One Member of the same Committee reports in Report "C" Ought to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

 

            Representative:
                                    MOONEN of Portland

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (H.P. 191)  (L.D. 258) Bill "An Act To Amend the Charter of the Southwest Harbor Water and Sewer District"  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-15)

 

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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. 45)  (L.D. 97) Bill "An Act To Establish Speed Limits at Loring Commerce Centre and Brunswick Landing" (EMERGENCY)

 

            (8-2)  (S.P. 96)  (L.D. 308) Bill "An Act To Prohibit Charging Maine Seniors Higher Automobile Insurance Premiums Based Solely on Their Age"  (C. "A" S-6)

 

            (8-3)  (H.P. 23)  (L.D. 22) Bill "An Act To Repeal the Requirement That Municipalities License Roller-skating Rinks"

 

            (8-4)  (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)

 

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BILLS IN THE SECOND READING

 

 

House

 

            (9-1)  Bill "An Act Concerning the Property Tax Levy Limit"

(H.P. 16)  (L.D. 15)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Mandate

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Change the Name of Township 17, Range 4, WELS, in the Unorganized Territory to Sinclair

(H.P. 25)  (L.D. 24)
(C. "A" H-5)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  In accordance with the provisions of Section 21 of Article IX of the Constitution, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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Acts

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Allow Conveyance of Land Previously Conveyed by the State to the Town of Bridgton

(H.P. 8)  (L.D. 7)

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Exclude Cardboard Beverage Containers from the Laws Governing Returnable Beverage Containers

(S.P. 73)  (L.D. 227)
(C. "A" S-4)

 

            (10-4)  An Act Concerning the Law Governing the Posting of Newspaper Legal Notices and the Statewide Repository for Legal Notices

(H.P. 243)  (L.D. 329)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Tuesday, March 21, 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.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         Bill "An Act To Promote Independent Living for People with Disabilities"

(H.P. 779)  (L.D. 1105)

 

(Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested)

TABLED - March 21, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE June 21, 2017

 

NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs on Bill "An Act To Eliminate Retirement Benefits and Paid Health Insurance for Legislators Elected after 2017"

(H.P. 18)  (L.D. 17)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (11 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-14)  (2 members)

 

 

Robert B. Hunt
Clerk of the House

 

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

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

Thursday, March 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 373)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the Senate and House adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, March 28, 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://legislature.maine.gov/legis/house/hcalfr.htm

Thursday, March 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Deregulate the In-state Extraction and Sale of Raw Honey"

(S.P. 388)  (L.D. 1167)

 

            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 Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Provide Funding for a Program of Student Debt Cancellation and Refinancing"

(S.P. 384)  (L.D. 1163)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Establish a Victims' Bill of Rights

(S.P. 389)  (L.D. 1168)

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Address Administrative Shortages in Maine Schools by Amending the Law Regarding the Salaries of Retired Public School Administrators Who Return to Service"

(S.P. 377)  (L.D. 1156)

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Remove the Limit on the Number of Public Charter Schools That May Be Approved"

(S.P. 379)  (L.D. 1158)

 

            (1-6)  Resolve, To Require a Study of Wages and Working Conditions for Child Development Educators and Staff

(S.P. 381)  (L.D. 1160)

 

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

 

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            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Promote the Development of Solar Energy in Maine"

(S.P. 374)  (L.D. 1124)

 

            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Create a Limited Microgrid Project To Stimulate Economic Development in Northern Maine"

(S.P. 378)  (L.D. 1157)

 

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

 

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            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Reduce the Incidence of Obesity and Chronic Disease in Maine"

(S.P. 383)  (L.D. 1162)

 

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

 

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            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Insurance Laws Governing the Provision of Rebates"

(S.P. 382)  (L.D. 1161)

 

            (1-11)  Bill "An Act To Facilitate Small Loans in Maine"

(S.P. 385)  (L.D. 1164)

 

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

 

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            (1-12)  Bill "An Act To Improve the Lives of Working Families"

(S.P. 376)  (L.D. 1155)

 

            (1-13)  Bill "An Act To Support Healthy Workplaces and Healthy Families by Providing Paid Sick Leave to Certain Employees"

(S.P. 380)  (L.D. 1159)

 

            (1-14)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Licensure for Professional Engineers"

(S.P. 386)  (L.D. 1165)

 

            (1-15)  Bill "An Act Regarding Anesthesia Care in Rural Maine"

(S.P. 387)  (L.D. 1166)

 

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

 

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            (1-16)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Recall Procedure for Elected Officials"

(S.P. 375)  (L.D. 1125)

 

            Comes 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://legislature.maine.gov/legis/house/hcalfr.htm

Thursday, March 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study the Phase-out of Subminimum Wage

(S.P. 371)  (L.D. 1117)

 

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

 

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