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
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
ORDERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 4
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
SUPPLEMENT NO. 6
ENACTORS

 


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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


 

25th Legislative Day

Thursday, March 30, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Rabbi Erica Asch, Temple Beth El, Augusta.

 

            National Anthem by Foxcroft Academy Chorus, Dover-Foxcroft.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Robyn Ostrander, M.D., Falmouth.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 402)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MARCH 2017 AS BLEEDING DISORDERS AWARENESS MONTH

 

            WHEREAS, bleeding disorders, which are distinguished by the inability to form a proper blood clot, are characterized by extended bleeding after injury, surgery, trauma or menstruation and can lead to significant morbidity and can be fatal if not treated effectively; and

 

            WHEREAS, many individuals with hemophilia became infected with HIV and hepatitis C in the 1980s due to the contamination of the blood supply and blood products; and

 

            WHEREAS, the federal Department of Health and Human Services designated March 2017 as National Bleeding Disorders Month, a designation that formalizes and expands upon the designation 31 years ago of March 1986 as Hemophilia Awareness Month by President Ronald Reagan; and

 

            WHEREAS, Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month will generate greater awareness and understanding of not only hemophilia but all inheritable bleeding disorders, including von Willebrand disease, which alone affects an estimated one percent of the U.S. population or more than 3.2 million individuals; and

 

            WHEREAS, Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month will foster a greater sense of community and shared purpose among individuals with all inheritable bleeding disorders; and

 

            WHEREAS, Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month will elevate awareness of and engagement in the inheritable bleeding disorders journey to the general public, enabling the prevention of illness, unnecessary procedures and disability; 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 as Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

 

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            (1-2)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 404)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services shall report out, to the Senate, a bill to review the Mental Health Homicide, Suicide and Aggravated Assault Review Board.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Enact the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act"

(S.P. 314)  (L.D. 958)

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Curb Drug-impaired Driving"

(S.P. 269)  (L.D. 824)

 

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act Concerning the Property Tax Levy Limit"

(H.P. 16)  (L.D. 15)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED in the House on March 23, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority (6) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Separate the Authorities under the Licenses for Property and Casualty Insurance Adjusters and Workers' Compensation Insurance Adjusters"

(S.P. 323)  (L.D. 984)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT in the House on March 16, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having ADHERED to its former action whereby the Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 108)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

March 29, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Pursuant to my authority under House Rule 201.1 (I) (a), I have temporarily appointed Representative Michelle Ann Dunphy of Old Town to the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development for the duration of the absence of Representative Donna R. Doore of Augusta effective immediately.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions regarding this temporary appointment.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 105)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

March 30, 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 State and Local Government has approved the request by the sponsor, Representative Martin of Sinclair, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 234         An Act To Clarify the Status of a Certain Section of the Pelletier Road in the Town of Frenchville as a Town Way

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 106)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

March 30, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

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

 

Criminal Justice and Public Safety

L.D. 443         An Act To Allow Municipally Funded Hospitals To Prohibit the Presence of Firearms on Their Property  (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 597         An Act To Make the Reimbursement Rate for Transfers of Inmates from County Jails Equal to the Federal Reimbursement Rate

L.D. 598         An Act To Strengthen Maine Citizens' Right to Self Defense

 

Education and Cultural Affairs

L.D. 333         An Act To Stabilize Maine's Educational Leadership and Vision

L.D. 462         An Act To Require a Capstone Project as a Condition of High School Graduation

L.D. 680         An Act To Allow the Employment or Service in a School of a Spouse of a School Board or Committee Member

L.D. 682         An Act To Eliminate the Regional Adjustment for Public School Systems

L.D. 736         An Act To Create Equity in Funding of Rural Schools

 

Energy, Utilities and Technology

L.D. 240         An Act To Increase Transparency in Maine's Electricity Market

L.D. 259         An Act To Limit Rates Charged by Competitive Electricity Providers

 

Environment and Natural Resources

L.D. 450         An Act To Prevent Oil Spills in Casco Bay

L.D. 452         An Act To Remove the Reformulated Gasoline Requirement

L.D. 683         An Act To Fund the Maine Solid Waste Diversion Grant Program and To Phase Out Certain Containers from the Bottle Redemption Laws

 

Judiciary

L.D. 644         An Act To Improve Citizen Access to Legal Representation

L.D. 698         An Act To Allow Persons 70 Years of Age and Older To Opt Out of Jury Duty

 

Transportation

L.D. 371         An Act To Allow a Truck Carrying Perishable Products To Operate on a Posted Road without a Permit

L.D. 434         An Act To Allow Certain Vehicles To Make a Right Turn on a Red Light Even When Prohibited

L.D. 495         An Act To Protect Historic Places and Structures on the Federal Aid Highway System

L.D. 786         An Act To Require Center Line Markings on All State and State Aid Highways

 

Veterans and Legal Affairs

L.D. 339         An Act To Reduce Restrictions on Wine Shipments

L.D. 544         An Act To Expand Wine and Beer Tastings at Retail Establishments

L.D. 713         Resolve, Authorizing Legislation To Streamline the Laws Governing the Licensing and Conduct of Beano and Games of Chance

L.D. 833         An Act To Streamline the Gaming Permit Process for Veterans' Organizations

L.D. 853         An Act To Allow Beano at Campgrounds

L.D. 879         An Act To Allow Any Person To Purchase Voter Registration Lists

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 107)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

March 29, 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 29, 2017

 

Geoffrey A. Rushlau, Esq. of Dresden for appointment as a District Court Judge.

Pursuant to Title 4 MRSA §157, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Enhance Pretrial Justice through Risk-based Decision Making with Enhanced Diversion, Release and Treatment Options for Eligible Defendants"

(H.P. 880)  (L.D. 1268)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: CHACE of Durham, MADIGAN of Waterville, PERRY of Calais, SANDERSON of Chelsea.

 

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

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Ensure That Charter School Students Have Access to Extracurricular Activities"

(H.P. 850)  (L.D. 1228)

 

Sponsored by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox, Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: GINZLER of Bridgton, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Provide Veterans and Gold Star Families Free Admission to the Maine State Museum"

(H.P. 856)  (L.D. 1233)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHEATS of Auburn.

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

 

            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Amend Maine's Truancy Laws by Specifying Penalties for Noncompliance"

(H.P. 857)  (L.D. 1234)

 

Sponsored by Representative GERRISH of Lebanon.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, O'CONNOR of Berwick, SAMPSON of Alfred, STEARNS of Guilford, STEWART of Presque Isle.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-5)  Bill "An Act Concerning Pavement Sealing Products"

(H.P. 858)  (L.D. 1235)

 

Sponsored by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Senator CHIPMAN of Cumberland and Representatives: DUCHESNE of Hudson, HARLOW of Portland, O'NEIL of Saco, TUCKER of Brunswick, Senator: GRATWICK of Penobscot.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Improve Maine's Heritage Fish List"

(H.P. 859)  (L.D. 1236)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: DUNPHY of Old Town, HILLIARD of Belgrade, LYFORD of Eddington, MARTIN of Sinclair, SKOLFIELD of Weld, Senator: DILL of Penobscot.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Life Insurance Claims Are Paid"

(H.P. 851)  (L.D. 1229)

 

Sponsored by Representative TERRY of Gorham.

Cosponsored by Representatives: McCREIGHT of Harpswell, RILEY of Jay, VACHON of Scarborough.

 

            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Require Insurance Coverage for Contraceptive Supplies"

(H.P. 860)  (L.D. 1237)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: DENNO of Cumberland, DEVIN of Newcastle, MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth, PERRY of Calais, TEPLER of Topsham, TERRY of Gorham, Senators: CHIPMAN of Cumberland, VOLK of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Permit the Expungement of Records Relating to Proceedings That Do Not Result in Convictions"

(H.P. 861)  (L.D. 1238)

 

Sponsored by Representative COOPER of Yarmouth.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DUCHESNE of Hudson, RYKERSON of Kittery, WARREN of Hallowell, Senators: JACKSON of Aroostook, MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Increase Efficiency in Enforcement of the Maine Human Rights Act"

(H.P. 862)  (L.D. 1239)

 

Sponsored by Representative TUELL of East Machias.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: COOPER of Yarmouth, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, TALBOT ROSS of Portland, WARREN of Hallowell, Senator: BELLOWS of Kennebec.

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Provide Immunity to Medical Professionals Who Provide Free Health Care Services to Uninsured and Underserved Populations of the State"

(H.P. 863)  (L.D. 1240)

 

Sponsored by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: DILLINGHAM of Oxford, HYMANSON of York, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, TUELL of East Machias, WHITE of Washburn.

 

            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Encourage Child Support Accountability"

(H.P. 864)  (L.D. 1241)

 

Sponsored by Representative DeCHANT of Bath.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: BABBIDGE of Kennebunk, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, Senator: VITELLI of Sagadahoc.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Prevent Abusive Debt Collection Tactics by Debt Buyers"

(H.P. 865)  (L.D. 1242)

 

Sponsored by Representative COOPER of Yarmouth.

Cosponsored by Representative: RYKERSON of Kittery, Senator: MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

            (3-14)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Maine Length of Service Award Program Board of Trustees"

(H.P. 866)  (L.D. 1243)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: FECTEAU of Biddeford, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, NADEAU of Winslow, THERIAULT of China, Senators: CARSON of Cumberland, MAKER of Washington.

 

            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Support Small Manufacturers in the State"

(H.P. 867)  (L.D. 1244)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: FECTEAU of Biddeford, GROHMAN of Biddeford, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, SANBORN of Portland, VACHON of Scarborough, Senators: LIBBY of Androscoggin, WOODSOME of York.

 

            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Ensure the Effectiveness of Tax Expenditures"

(H.P. 868)  (L.D. 1245)

 

Sponsored by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

 

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

 

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            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Allow a Local Option Sales Tax on Meals and Lodging"

(H.P. 852)  (L.D. 1230)

 

Sponsored by Representative HUBBELL of Bar Harbor.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: JORGENSEN of Portland, MAREAN of Hollis, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, POULIOT of Augusta, SCHNECK of Bangor, Senators: COLLINS of York, HILL of York, LIBBY of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-18)  Bill "An Act To Provide Landowners a Property Tax Exemption for Certain Trails"

(H.P. 869)  (L.D. 1246)

 

Sponsored by Representative STANLEY of Medway.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, COLLINGS of Portland, SHERMAN of Hodgdon.

 

            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Repeal the Income Tax on Pick-up Contributions Paid to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System and To Clarify the Taxation of Pick-up Contributions Distributed in the Form of a Rollover"

(H.P. 870)  (L.D. 1247)

 

Sponsored by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

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

 

            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Include Itemized Fees on Property Tax Bills"

(H.P. 882)  (L.D. 1270)

 

Sponsored by Representative MOONEN of Portland.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Improve Public Transportation in Maine"

(H.P. 871)  (L.D. 1248)

 

Sponsored by Representative McLEAN of Gorham.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FAY of Raymond, FOLEY of Wells, JORGENSEN of Portland, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, WINSOR of Norway, Senator: VOLK of Cumberland.

 

            (3-22)  Bill "An Act To Include the Vehicles of Emergency Medical Services Persons in the Firefighter Registration Plate Program"

(H.P. 872)  (L.D. 1249)

 

Sponsored by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: CRAIG of Brewer, HERRICK of Paris, MADIGAN of Rumford, PERKINS of Oakland, PERRY of Calais, PICKETT of Dixfield, SKOLFIELD of Weld, TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

 

            (3-23)  Bill "An Act To Ensure That Handicapped Parking Is Properly Enforced"

(H.P. 873)  (L.D. 1250)

 

Sponsored by Representative RILEY of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: AUSTIN of Skowhegan, SHEATS of Auburn, Senator: COLLINS of York.

 

            (3-24)  Bill "An Act To Require Timely Notification of Owners of Motor Vehicles That Have Been Towed"

(H.P. 874)  (L.D. 1251)

 

Sponsored by Representative McLEAN of Gorham.

 

            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Permit the Operation of Certain All-terrain Vehicles on Public Ways"

(H.P. 875)  (L.D. 1252)

 

Sponsored by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representative: STANLEY of Medway.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-26)  Bill "An Act Regarding Mental Health Care for Maine Veterans"

(H.P. 853)  (L.D. 1231)

 

Sponsored by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin and Representatives: FECTEAU of Biddeford, Speaker GIDEON of Freeport, HERBIG of Belfast, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, PARKER of South Berwick, Senator: CARSON of Cumberland.

 

            (3-27)  Bill "An Act To Require the Secretary of State To Automatically Register Nonregistered Persons Who Are Qualified To Vote through Records of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles"

(H.P. 854)  (L.D. 1232)

 

Sponsored by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Representatives: McLEAN of Gorham, O'NEIL of Saco, PIERCE of Falmouth, RYKERSON of Kittery, Senators: BELLOWS of Kennebec, CHENETTE of York, MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: FECTEAU of Biddeford, HICKMAN of Winthrop.

 

            (3-28)  Bill "An Act To Make Maine's Casinos More Competitive by Authorizing Extensions of Credit"

(H.P. 876)  (L.D. 1253)

 

Sponsored by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FARRIN of Norridgewock, HARRINGTON of Sanford, HERRICK of Paris, PIERCE of Dresden, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, WHITE of Washburn, WINSOR of Norway.

 

            (3-29)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Super Cribbage Tournaments" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 877)  (L.D. 1254)

 

Sponsored by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: CASÁS of Rockport, DILLINGHAM of Oxford, FARRIN of Norridgewock, HANINGTON of Lincoln, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, TURNER of Burlington.

Approved for introduction by a majority of the Legislative Council pursuant to Joint Rule 205.

 

            (3-30)  Bill "An Act Authorizing an Instant Lottery Game with Proceeds To Benefit Early Childhood Education"

(H.P. 878)  (L.D. 1255)

 

Sponsored by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FECTEAU of Biddeford, McLEAN of Gorham, MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth, MOONEN of Portland.

 

            (3-31)  Resolve, To Establish the Task Force To Implement Ranked-choice Voting

(H.P. 879)  (L.D. 1256)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville.

 

            (3-32)  Bill "An Act To Adjust the Timing for Recounts in Certain Municipal and Local School Elections"

(H.P. 881)  (L.D. 1269)

 

Sponsored by Representative PARRY of Arundel.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DEVIN of Newcastle, FARRIN of Norridgewock, O'CONNOR of Berwick, TURNER of Burlington, Senators: COLLINS of York, DESCHAMBAULT of York, MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-33)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Certification Process for Direct Initiatives and People's Veto Referenda"

(H.P. 883)  (L.D. 1271)

 

Sponsored by Representative KINNEY of Limington.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, COREY of Windham, HANLEY of Pittston, PIERCE of Dresden, SIROCKI of Scarborough, STROM of Pittsfield, TUELL of East Machias, Senator: SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative FREDETTE of Newport, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 855) (Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo and Representatives: BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, Speaker GIDEON of Freeport, LYFORD of Eddington, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, WALLACE of Dexter, Senators: DESCHAMBAULT of York, JACKSON of Aroostook, KEIM of Oxford)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MAINE'S CREDIT UNIONS

 

            WHEREAS, Maine's credit unions are member-owned and member-operated financial cooperatives with an unwavering commitment to serving the needs of their members and communities.  The nonprofit structure of credit unions provides each member with an equal voice and representation in the operations of the credit union.  Serving members in all 16 Maine counties and in every community, Maine's credit unions are focused on the needs of their member owners with the primary purpose of benefiting the more than 685,000 Maine consumers who use credit unions; and

 

            WHEREAS, the economic benefit that Maine's credit unions provide to Maine consumers is approximately $45,000,000 annually, as a result of lower and fewer fees on products and services, lower interest rates on loans and higher interest rates on savings; and

 

            WHEREAS, Maine is ranked as the nation's 5th strongest credit union state based on the percentage of population that uses a credit union, a position Maine has held for 14 consecutive years, and credit unions serve more than half the residents of the State; and

 

            WHEREAS, the 2,250 full-time and part-time employees of Maine's credit unions and the more than 1,000 unpaid volunteers who serve on credit union boards and committees demonstrate the core credit union values, philosophy and mission of people helping people by contributing to the communities they serve, not just with financial services but by fostering a spirit that strengthens communities; and

 

            WHEREAS, since 1990 Maine's credit unions and their members have raised $7,200,000 to help end hunger in Maine, including a record-setting $674,193 in 2016.  One hundred percent of all money that is raised through the Maine Credit Unions' Campaign for Ending Hunger stays in Maine and goes directly to assist thousands of Maine families and individuals who otherwise would go hungry.  In addition to contributing thousands of dollars to food pantries in communities across the State, Maine's credit unions also help to provide funds for statewide initiatives to help end hunger, such as being the primary source of funding for the State's first Food Mobile, which has delivered more than 5,200,000 pounds of food to food pantries in every Maine county since 2005; and

 

            WHEREAS, in partnership with the Good Shepherd Food Bank, Maine's credit unions, as major supporters of the BackPack Program and the School Pantry Program, have demonstrated a renewed commitment to ending childhood hunger.  The support of Maine's credit unions has helped these programs to grow to serve more than 120 schools and more than 3,500 students weekly and to provide significant help to the one in 4 Maine children who might otherwise go hungry; and

 

            WHEREAS, in 2016 Maine's credit unions contributed more than $1,700,000 to a variety of causes and organizations, including financial literacy programs such as Youth Financial Fitness Fairs, which were delivered to a record-setting 6,904 high school students during the past school year, the Maine children's cancer program, the Red Cross, Special Olympics and countless organizations in communities across Maine.  In the past 14 years, Maine credit unions have contributed more than 430,000 volunteer hours, including nearly 41,000 hours last year, to their communities, an effort that makes a significant and positive impact not only on the organizations that receive this assistance but also on the people who are served by and benefit from the services and resources that they provide; and

 

            WHEREAS, since 1921 Maine's credit unions have been contributing to the betterment of the lives of thousands of Maine people, who have been helped to achieve financial success and stability.  Throughout Maine, credit unions continue to play a vital economic and socially responsible role in the lives of individuals and remain a local, significant and stable presence in the communities they serve; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, take this opportunity to recognize the Maine Credit Union League and Maine's credit unions for their positive contributions and the significant role they have played in the lives of Maine citizens and their communities for more than 95 years.  Maine is a better place because of the service, dedication and contributions of Maine's credit unions; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the Maine Credit Union League and its member credit unions.

 

 

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            (4-2)  On motion of Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 28)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Bruce A. Bickford of Auburn be excused March 14 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative David G. Haggan of Hampden be excused March 21 and 23 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Lloyd C. Herrick of Paris be excused March 23 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Victoria P. Kornfield of Bangor be excused March 21 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Stephen J. Wood of Greene be excused March 16 for personal reasons.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Dan Onion, of Vienna, who has received a Spirit of America Foundation Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the foundation presents awards to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We send our congratulations to Mr. Onion on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 147)

 

 

            (5-2)  Joel and Brenda Jipson, of Howland, who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on February 4, 2017.  We extend to Mr. and Mrs. Jipson our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 148)

 

 

            (5-3)  Emma Alley, of Millinocket, a senior at George W. Stearns High School and a player on the girls basketball team, who recently scored her 1,000th career point.  We extend to Emma our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 149)

 

 

            (5-4)  Philip Witherell, of Monmouth, who is celebrating his 90th Birthday on March 21, 2017.  We extend to Mr. Witherell our congratulations on his birthday and offer him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 150)

 

 

            (5-5)  Heather Kervin, of Winslow, a student at Winslow High School and a member of the girls basketball team, who recently scored her 1,000th career point.  We extend to Heather our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 151)

 

 

            (5-6)  the Winslow High School Wrestling Team, of Winslow, which won the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B Championship.  Members of the team include Devlin Braun, Alex Demers, Ben Abbott, Ryan Fredette, Patrick Hopkins, Ely Yang, Andrew Mattingly, Anthony Park, Jared Goss, Anthony Proulx, Devon Vigue, Hunter Desveaux, Dylan Inman, Keenan Janeski, Wyatt Dutton and Alex Lint.  The team's head coach is Anthony Dalisio.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 152)

 

 

            (5-7)  John G. Murphy, of Scarborough, who is retiring as President of the Maine Credit Union League after 44 years of service, including service over the past 25 years as President and Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Murphy worked tirelessly on behalf of Maine's credit unions and their members as an advocate and a champion to strengthen the credit union movement in Maine.  He oversaw the tremendous growth in credit union membership to 685,000 members and was instrumental in supporting and implementing initiatives such as the Campaign for Ending Hunger and the "SurF Network" and in promoting financial literacy.  We extend to Mr. Murphy our congratulations on his retirement and offer him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 151)

Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Speaker GIDEON of Freeport, President THIBODEAU of Waldo, Senator JACKSON of Aroostook, Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset, Representative LAWRENCE of South Berwick, Senator VOLK of Cumberland, Senator MILLETT of Cumberland, Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough, Representative VACHON of Scarborough.

 

 

            (5-8)  the Wells High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team, of Wells, which won the 2016-17 Class B South Championship.  Members of the team include players Owen Berry, Riley Dempsey, Tyler Dewey, Keegan Reidy, Deandre Woods, Liam Bell, Cameren Cousins, John Harris, Christian Saulnier, Channing Wang, Tyler Bridge, Matt Sherburne and Dylan Whitney; managers Katie Reidy, Liv Talevi and Covy Dufort; assistant coaches Nick Charles, Tim Roche, Rob Berry and AJ Dufort; and head coach Troy Brown.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 170)

Presented by Representative FOLEY of Wells.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York, Senator HILL of York, Representative HYMANSON of York.

 

 

            (5-9)  the Central Maine Community College Women's Basketball Team, of Auburn, which won the United States Collegiate Athletic Association 2017 Women's Division II National Championship.  This is the team's first national title.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations on this significant achievement and offer them our best wishes;

 

(HLS 171)

Presented by Representative HANDY of Lewiston.

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

 

 

            (5-10)  Ryan James Pellerin, of Albion, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 446, 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, Ryan collected information about veterans for the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress.  We extend our congratulations to Ryan on this achievement;

 

(HLS 172)

Presented by Representative THERIAULT of China.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec.

 

 

            (5-11)  Kenneth Dow, of Corinna, to whom the Town of Corinna has dedicated its Town Report.  We extend to Mr. Dow our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 173)

Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-12)  Katelyn Robinson, of Dexter, who has been named to the Young Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor, a Governor's Award for Service and Volunteerism.  We extend to Katelyn our congratulations on her receiving this recognition and offer her our best wishes;

 

(HLS 174)

Presented by Representative WALLACE of Dexter.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

 

            (5-13)  Kevin McAfee, of Hodgdon, who has received a Presidential Volunteer Service Award from the Corporation for National and Community Service and Points of Light.  We extend to Mr. McAfee our congratulations for his receiving this prestigious recognition, and we offer him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 176)

Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-14)  Gary Petley, of Clinton, on his retirement as Chief of the Clinton Fire Department.  Chief Petley has served the Town of Clinton for 37 years, 25 of which as chief.  We extend to Chief Petley our congratulations on his retirement and offer him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 177)

Presented by Representative STROM of Pittsfield.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec.

 

 

            (5-15)  Samantha Wozich, of Casco, a 6th-grade student at Lake Region Middle School, who has received the Julia Clukey Courage Award.  Samantha was selected by school administrators to receive the award for her courage in overcoming a brain tumor and challenges during her recovery.  We extend to Samantha our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 178)

Presented by Representative FAY of Raymond.

Cosponsored by Representative AUSTIN of Gray, Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland.

 

 

            (5-16)  Telstar Regional High School, of Bethel, which won WGME's School Spirit Challenge by collecting 58,006 pounds of food for the Good Shepherd Food Bank.  We extend to everyone at Telstar Regional High School our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 179)

Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-17)  the Mount Desert Island High School Boys Indoor Track Team, of Bar Harbor, which won the Class B State Championship.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 180)

Presented by Representative HUBBELL of Bar Harbor.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-18)  Robert E. Fast, Sr., of Wilton.  Dr. Fast, who graduated from Princeton University, served in the United States Army and received his master's and doctoral degrees from Rutgers University, was a psychology professor at the University of Maine at Farmington for 30 years, retiring as professor emeritus in 1997.  He was a member of the Wilton Lions Club and the First Congregational Church in Wilton and volunteered his time to many local causes, including the library and the Wilton Parents Association.  Dr. Fast will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, friends, colleagues and students;

 

(SLS 146)

 

 

            (5-19)  Sylvia D. Schroeder, of Cape Elizabeth.  Mrs. Schroeder moved to Brunswick in 1985 and subsequently moved to South Portland, where she worked as a social worker, retiring from Community Counseling Services in 1998.  She served on the board of the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf and was an active volunteer in the community.  Mrs. Schroeder will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family, friends and colleagues;

 

(HLS 175)

Presented by Representative RECKITT of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland, Representative MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth, Representative HAMANN of South Portland.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-17) on Bill "An Act To Extend Internet Availability in Rural Maine" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 303)  (L.D. 423)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DION of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    BERRY of Bowdoinham
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    DeCHANT of Bath
                                    RILEY of Jay
                                    RYKERSON of Kittery
                                    SANBORN of Portland

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    WOODSOME of York
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    HANLEY of Pittston
                                    HARVELL of Farmington
                                    O'CONNOR of Berwick
                                    WADSWORTH of Hiram

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            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-16) on Bill "An Act To Provide Matching Funds for Federal Community Development Block Grants"

(H.P. 123)  (L.D. 165)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BELLOWS of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    FECTEAU of Biddeford
                                    BATES of Westbrook
                                    DOORE of Augusta
                                    HANDY of Lewiston
                                    MASTRACCIO of Sanford
                                    SYLVESTER of Portland

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VOLK of Cumberland
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    AUSTIN of Gray
                                    LOCKMAN of Amherst
                                    STETKIS of Canaan
                                    VACHON of Scarborough

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass on Bill "An Act To Allow Alternate Flashing Headlights on a School Bus"

(H.P. 29)  (L.D. 28)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    COLLINS of York
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MIRAMANT of Knox

            Representatives:
                                    CEBRA of Naples
                                    GILLWAY of Searsport

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Implement the National Popular Vote for President"

(H.P. 114)  (L.D. 156)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    CASÁS of Rockport
                                    DILLINGHAM of Oxford
                                    FARRIN of Norridgewock
                                    HANINGTON of Lincoln
                                    WHITE of Washburn

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook

            Representatives:
                                    LUCHINI of Ellsworth
                                    HICKMAN of Winthrop
                                    LONGSTAFF of Waterville
                                    MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor

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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. 49)  (L.D. 130) Bill "An Act To Provide Funding for Costs Associated with Requiring the Licensing of Midwives"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-9)

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 157)  (L.D. 460) Bill "An Act To Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2018"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-8)

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 245)  (L.D. 331) Bill "An Act To Correct the Maine Uniform Trust Code Concerning Certain Beneficiaries"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass

 

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ENACTORS

 

 

Acts

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Amend the Law Governing Special Amusement Permits for Liquor Licensees

(H.P. 31)  (L.D. 30)
(C. "A" H-11)

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Authorize Podiatrists To Perform Certain Routine Procedures

(S.P. 51)  (L.D. 132)

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Improve Officer Safety at Roadside Incidents

(H.P. 128)  (L.D. 172)

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Enable the Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company To Better Serve Maine Employers by Eliminating the High-risk Program

(S.P. 207)  (L.D. 592)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Tuesday, March 28, 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 Strengthen the Efficacy of the Medical Marijuana Laws"

(H.P. 798)  (L.D. 1135)

 

(Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested)

TABLED - March 23, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

PENDING - Motion of Representative HYMANSON of York to REFER to the Joint Select Committee on MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IMPLEMENTATION.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         Bill "An Act To Use Taxes on Nonmedical Marijuana and Increase the Tax on Cigarettes To Partially Offset the 3% Income Tax Surcharge"

(H.P. 499)  (L.D. 708)

 

- In House, REFERRED to the Joint Select Committee on MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IMPLEMENTATION on March 9, 2017.

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION in NON-CONCURRENCE.

TABLED - March 28, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 Environment and Natural Resources on Bill "An Act To Phase Out the Use of Single-use Plastic Shopping Bags"

(H.P. 44)  (L.D. 57)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-18)  (9 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (4 members)

 

 

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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 30, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 419)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the House and Senate adjourn they do so until Tuesday, April 4, 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 30, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Forensic Examination Kits"

(S.P. 410)  (L.D. 1219)

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Repeal the Former Interstate Compact for Juveniles"

(S.P. 411)  (L.D. 1220)

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Clarify and Amend Certain Provisions of Law Regarding Victim Services"

(S.P. 412)  (L.D. 1221)

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Facilitate the Continued Operation of the Department of Corrections Intensive Mental Health Unit" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 414)  (L.D. 1223)

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Protect Minors from Sex Trafficking"

(S.P. 424)  (L.D. 1261)

 

            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Transfer Operations and Ownership of County Jail Facilities to the State"

(S.P. 429)  (L.D. 1266)

 

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

 

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            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Allow for Greater Energy Competition in Maine by Amending the Law Governing Electric Generation or Generation-related Assets by Affiliates"

(S.P. 415)  (L.D. 1224)

 

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

 

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            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Modernize the Voluntary Response Action Program Funding Process"

(S.P. 421)  (L.D. 1258)

 

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

 

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            (1-9)  Bill "An Act Regarding Pay Equality"

(S.P. 422)  (L.D. 1259)

 

            (1-10)  Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Create a Plan for the Establishment of a Probate Court System with Full-time Judges

(S.P. 423)  (L.D. 1260)

 

            (1-11)  Bill "An Act To Protect Licensing Information of Medical Professionals"

(S.P. 430)  (L.D. 1267)

 

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

 

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            (1-12)  Resolve, To Increase the Affordability of Safe Drinking Water for Maine Families

(S.P. 426)  (L.D. 1263)

 

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

 

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            (1-13)  Bill "An Act To Minimize Hardship by Prohibiting the State from Reducing the Wages of a State Employee To Recoup Payments the State Made in Error"

(S.P. 420)  (L.D. 1257)

 

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

 

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            (1-14)  Bill "An Act To Restore to Five Percent the State-Municipal Revenue Sharing Distribution and Create a Matching Fund for Local Road and Bridge Construction, Maintenance and Reconstruction"

(S.P. 418)  (L.D. 1227)

 

            (1-15)  Bill "An Act To Allow the Creation of a Local Option Sales Tax by Referendum"

(S.P. 428)  (L.D. 1265)

 

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

 

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            (1-16)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Motor Vehicle Inspection Program Requirements for New Rental Vehicles First Registered in Maine"

(S.P. 416)  (L.D. 1225)

 

            (1-17)  Bill "An Act To Keep Maine's Transportation Infrastructure Safe by Providing More Sources of Revenue for the Highway Fund"

(S.P. 417)  (L.D. 1226)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION 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 30, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative GROHMAN of Biddeford, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 884) (Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: DEVIN of Newcastle, FARRIN of Norridgewock, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, PARRY of Arundel, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, WALLACE of Dexter, Senator: WHITTEMORE of Somerset)

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING VIETNAM VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY ON MARCH 30, 2017

 

            WHEREAS, the Vietnam War was fought in the Republic of South Vietnam from 1961 to 1975 and the United States Armed Forces became involved in Vietnam to provide direct military support for the Republic of South Vietnam to defend itself against the growing communist threat from North Vietnam; and

 

            WHEREAS, according to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, 8,744,000 military personnel served on active duty during the Vietnam War and 2,594,000 personnel served within the borders of South Vietnam between January 1, 1965 and March 28, 1973; and

 

            WHEREAS, on March 30, 1973, the United States Armed Forces completed the withdrawal of combat units and combat support units from South Vietnam; and

 

            WHEREAS, the State of Maine has 343 names etched on the black granite wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the Nation's capital, and 12 of our soldiers are still missing in Southeast Asia; and

 

            WHEREAS, March 30th of each year is Vietnam War Remembrance Day in Maine, to honor the service and sacrifice of those veterans of the United States Armed Forces who served during the Vietnam War; and

 

            WHEREAS, as with veterans returning from today's battlefields, those who served in Vietnam came home with both physical and unseen injuries of war, and many of those unseen injuries went undiagnosed and were not as well initially understood by the medical community and citizenry as they are now; and

 

            WHEREAS, we must continue to honor the millions of men and women who served with valor during the Vietnam War, including those who suffered unseen injuries; and

 

            WHEREAS, Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Day specifically honors the 7,200,000 living Vietnam War veterans and the 9,000,000 families of those veterans; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Legislature of the State of Maine now assembled in the First Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to join in the observance of Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Day in order to honor the contributions of living veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces in Vietnam; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management.

 

 

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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 30, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (S.P. 409)  (L.D. 1218) Bill "An Act To Allow the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Change the Closing Date of Fishing Seasons" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-13)

 

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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 30, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 6

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  Resolve, To Allow the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Extend the 2017 Ice Fishing Season

(S.P. 409)  (L.D. 1218)
(C. "A" S-13)

 

 

            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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