Table of Contents

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

 


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The House Calendar

The Advance Journal and Calendar of the House of Representatives

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

26th Legislative Day

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Mr. Tom Goulette, Guilford.

 

            National Anthem by Tom Goulette, Guilford.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Honorable Geoffrey M. Gratwick, M.D., Bangor.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, March 30, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Size of Grants under the Maine State Grant Program"

(S.P. 11)  (L.D. 32)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-7) in the House on March 28, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Minority (6) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS was READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 110)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

March 31, 2017

 

The 128th Legislature of the State of Maine

State House

Augusta, Maine

 

Dear Honorable Members of the 128th Legislature:

 

Under the authority vested in me by Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, I am hereby vetoing LD 213 "An Act To Provide Funds for Access for Veterans Seeking Health Care."

 

For many years Maine has not been compliant with the federal REAL ID Act.  Because of this, Mainers, including many veterans, are being denied access to federal healthcare facilities because Maine state identification does not meet federal REAL ID standards. 

 

However, veterans are not the only Mainers who are being denied entrance to federal installations.  Business owners are reporting that their truck drivers cannot deliver goods to military installations.  There are also reports of first responders unable to attend training at secure federal buildings.  Of course, if Maine does not become REAL ID compliant, then Mainers will not be able to use their state identification to board domestic commercial flights. 

 

Unfortunately, this bill only fixes a small portion of the problems presented if Maine does not become REAL ID compliant.  The bill proposes a program that will be very difficult for the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management to administer using existing resources.  Though I agree with the sentiment to help veterans seeking medical care, we cannot forget all the other groups that have experienced problems due to REAL ID. 

 

I respectfully urge the Legislature to not provide case-by-case carve-outs for groups being affected by REAL ID.  Rather, my advice to the Legislature is to speedily pass LD 306, "An Act To Require State Compliance with Federal REAL ID Guidelines", which would help all Mainers adversely affected by REAL ID.

 

While there appear to be reasonable arguments on both sides of the REAL ID debate, due to the federal insistence on enforcing its harsh terms and a complete lack of interest—or perhaps will—in Congress to amend or repeal the REAL ID Act, I believe we, as elected state officials, must unite in going forward with implementation.

 

Because this bill proposes only a limited fix to a much larger, much more complex issue, I cannot support it. For this reason, I return LD 213 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying item An Act To Provide Funds for Access for Veterans Seeking Health Care (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 169)  (L.D. 213)
(C. "A" H-10)

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 111)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

March 30, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Pursuant to my authority under Joint Order, SP 294, I am pleased to appoint the following legislators and members of the public to serve on the Task Force on Maine's 21st Century Economy and Workforce, effective March 30, 2017:

 

Representative Erin D. Herbig of Belfast as House Chair

Representative Matthea Elisabeth Larsen Daughtry of Brunswick

Representative Stephanie Hawke of Boothbay Harbor

Representative Robert A. Foley of Wells

Chancellor James H. Page of Old Town as a representative of the University of Maine System

Ms. Jennifer McKenna of Gardiner as a representative of the interests of apprenticeship programs in the State

Bates College President A. Clayton Spencer of Lewiston as a representative of the interests of private colleges in the State

Mr. Eric Meyer of Whitefield as a representative of the interests of a Maine business that employs fewer than 1,000 workers

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact my office.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 113)

 

STATE OF MAINE

SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT

Cumberland County Courthouse

205 Newbury Street, Room 139

Portland, Maine 04101-4125

 

March 30, 2017

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Re:  Judicial Branch Representative on the Task Force to Address the Opiate Crisis

 

Dear President Thibodeau and Speaker Gideon:

 

Thank you for including the Judicial Branch in the State's planning efforts regarding the tragedies caused by the Opiate Crisis.

 

I am pleased to appoint Justice William Stokes to serve as the Judicial Branch representative on the Task Force.  I join you in your hope for a better tomorrow for so many of Maine's families who have been affected by this crisis.

 

Many thanks to both of you for all that you do to make Maine a better place.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Leigh I. Saufley

Chief Justice

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 112)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

April 4, 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. 501         An Act To Increase Firearm Safety

L.D. 574         An Act To Amend the Provision of Law Requiring Disclosure of the Possession of a Firearm under Certain Circumstances

L.D. 595         An Act Prohibiting a Law Enforcement Officer from Confiscating a Firearm under Certain Conditions

 

Education and Cultural Affairs

L.D. 180         An Act To Enhance Higher Education in Maine through the Creation of a Unified Board of Higher Education

L.D. 570         An Act To Create the Maine Institute of Technology

L.D. 841         An Act To Provide Stability in MaineCare Payments for Educational Programming

L.D. 997         An Act To Increase Funding to Schools by Repealing Unnecessary and Burdensome Regulations

 

Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

L.D. 490         An Act To Exempt Chiropractic Assistants from Being Required To Hold Licenses as Radiographers, Nuclear Medicine Technologists or Radiation Therapists

L.D. 554         An Act To Require Paid Parental Leave for Employees

L.D. 615         Resolve, To Establish a Work Group To Update the Maine Pharmacy Act

 

Taxation

L.D. 205         An Act To Exempt Certain International Athletic Competition Prizes from Maine Income Tax

 

Veterans and Legal Affairs

L.D. 980         An Act To Improve Absentee Balloting

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 261)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

March 30, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

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

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs, Dr. Robert G. Hasson, Jr. of South Portland for appointment as the Commissioner of the Department of Education.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 262)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

March 30, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Please be advised the Senate today adhered to its previous action whereby it accepted the Minority Ought to Pass Report from the Committee on State and Local Government and Passage to be Engrossed on Bill "An Act To Remove the Legislative Council from the Capitol Area Development Approval Process" (H.P. 26) (L.D. 25), in non-concurrence.

 

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 Prohibit the Privatization of State Correctional Facilities and the State's Forensic Hospitals"

(H.P. 893)  (L.D. 1296)

 

Sponsored by Representative WARREN of Hallowell.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: GOLDEN of Lewiston, HYMANSON of York, POULIOT of Augusta, TUCKER of Brunswick, Senators: CHENETTE of York, SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act Regarding Mental Health First Aid Training for Corrections Personnel"

(H.P. 916)  (L.D. 1322)

 

Sponsored by Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc and Representatives: COREY of Windham, GERRISH of Lebanon, MAREAN of Hollis, RECKITT of South Portland, TUELL of East Machias, WARREN of Hallowell, Senators: JACKSON of Aroostook, ROSEN of Hancock.

 

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

 

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            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Set Standards in the System of Learning Results for Financial Literacy"

(H.P. 894)  (L.D. 1297)

 

Sponsored by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, GINZLER of Bridgton, GROHMAN of Biddeford.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Charter of the Town of Madison's Department of Electric Works"

(H.P. 896)  (L.D. 1299)

 

Sponsored by Representative FARRIN of Norridgewock.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset and Representatives: AUSTIN of Skowhegan, STETKIS of Canaan, STROM of Pittsfield.

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Establish Energy Policy in Maine"

(H.P. 910)  (L.D. 1313)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANBORN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York and Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, COOPER of Yarmouth, HARVELL of Farmington, O'CONNOR of Berwick, RILEY of Jay, RYKERSON of Kittery.

 

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

 

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            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Update Maine's Water Quality Standards"

(H.P. 895)  (L.D. 1298)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARLOW of Portland.

Submitted by the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Move Administration of the Child and Adult Care Food Program from the Department of Health and Human Services to the Department of Education"

(H.P. 885)  (L.D. 1272)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAMANN of South Portland.

 

            (3-8)  Resolve, To Redispense Donated Prescription Drugs

(H.P. 886)  (L.D. 1273)

 

Sponsored by Representative HYMANSON of York.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CHACE of Durham, DENNO of Cumberland, MADIGAN of Waterville, MALABY of Hancock, PERRY of Calais.

 

            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Require a Prescription for a Medication That Contains Certain Substances That May Be Used To Make Methamphetamine"

(H.P. 897)  (L.D. 1300)

 

Sponsored by Representative COOPER of Yarmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook and Representative: LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

 

            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Improve Access to Preventive, Cost-saving Dental Services"

(H.P. 898)  (L.D. 1301)

 

Sponsored by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: CHACE of Durham, FARNSWORTH of Portland, FREY of Bangor, HYMANSON of York, MALABY of Hancock, STEARNS of Guilford, WADSWORTH of Hiram, Senator: CHIPMAN of Cumberland.

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Increase Workforce Participation in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program and Other Assistance Programs"

(H.P. 899)  (L.D. 1302)

 

Sponsored by Representative MADIGAN of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: AUSTIN of Skowhegan, DENNO of Cumberland, FARNSWORTH of Portland, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, PERRY of Calais, SYLVESTER of Portland, Senator: CHIPMAN of Cumberland.

 

            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Establish the Vaccine Consumer Protection Program within the Department of Health and Human Services"

(H.P. 900)  (L.D. 1303)

 

Sponsored by Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick.

Cosponsored by Representatives: SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

            (3-13)  Resolve, To Improve Access to Neurobehavioral Services

(H.P. 911)  (L.D. 1314)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CHACE of Durham, HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor, PARKER of South Berwick, PERRY of Calais.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Promote Universal Health Care, Including Dental, Vision and Hearing Care"

(H.P. 887)  (L.D. 1274)

 

Sponsored by Representative BROOKS of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, GRANT of Gardiner, HARLOW of Portland, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, TUCKER of Brunswick, Senators: BELLOWS of Kennebec, CARPENTER of Aroostook, JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Amend and Remove the Need for Periodic Update of the Laws Governing the Validation of Title Defects"

(H.P. 888)  (L.D. 1275)

 

Sponsored by Representative CARDONE of Bangor.

Cosponsored by Representative: BAILEY of Saco.

 

            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Specify the Rights of Parents"

(H.P. 901)  (L.D. 1304)

 

Sponsored by Representative SAMPSON of Alfred.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford and Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, GILLWAY of Searsport, MALABY of Hancock, O'CONNOR of Berwick, SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Protect Victims of Sexual Assault"

(H.P. 902)  (L.D. 1305)

 

Sponsored by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle.

Cosponsored by Representative PERKINS of Oakland, Senator DILL of Penobscot and Representatives: DEVIN of Newcastle, MADIGAN of Waterville, PICKETT of Dixfield, RECKITT of South Portland, REED of Carmel, Senators: BREEN of Cumberland, CYRWAY of Kennebec, VOLK of Cumberland.

 

            (3-18)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission and Directing the Commission To Address Issues To Improve the Relationship between the State and the Penobscot Nation, Passamaquoddy Tribe, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and Aroostook Band of Micmacs" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 912)  (L.D. 1315)

 

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

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Create the Small Communities Tourism Fund"

(H.P. 903)  (L.D. 1306)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec and Representatives: CEBRA of Naples, FECTEAU of Biddeford, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, MASON of Lisbon, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, STETKIS of Canaan, Senators: JACKSON of Aroostook, MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Fair Employment Opportunity for Maine Citizens and Legal Residents"

(H.P. 904)  (L.D. 1307)

 

Sponsored by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton.  (BY REQUEST)

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: SIROCKI of Scarborough, STEWART of Presque Isle, TUELL of East Machias, Senator: LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Create a Bridge to Self-sufficiency for Vulnerable Segments of the Population by Providing Incentives to Employers"

(H.P. 905)  (L.D. 1308)

 

Sponsored by Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York and Representatives: GATTINE of Westbrook, Speaker GIDEON of Freeport, HERRICK of Paris, HICKMAN of Winthrop, HYMANSON of York, JORGENSEN of Portland, TIPPING of Orono, Senator: KATZ of Kennebec.

 

            (3-22)  Bill "An Act To Support Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Maine's Economic Future"

(H.P. 918)  (L.D. 1324)

 

Sponsored by Representative GROHMAN of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representative: POULIOT of Augusta.

 

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

 

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            (3-23)  Bill "An Act To Provide for an Elver Dealer's License for the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 913)  (L.D. 1316)

 

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

 

            Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-24)  Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study Business Ownership by Racial and Ethnic Populations and the Wealth Gap in the State (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 906)  (L.D. 1309)

 

Sponsored by Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: GATTINE of Westbrook, GOLDEN of Lewiston, SYLVESTER of Portland, TIPPING of Orono, WARREN of Hallowell, Senators: CHENETTE of York, CYRWAY of Kennebec, ROSEN of Hancock.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Change the Exemption Amount under the Estate Tax"

(H.P. 889)  (L.D. 1276)

 

Sponsored by Representative BROOKS of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Representatives: HARLOW of Portland, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, TUCKER of Brunswick, Senator: CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

            (3-26)  Bill "An Act To Encourage Family-friendly Businesses through a Tax Credit for Child Care"

(H.P. 914)  (L.D. 1317)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: BICKFORD of Auburn, Speaker GIDEON of Freeport, GRANT of Gardiner, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, Senator: LIBBY of Androscoggin.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-27)  Bill "An Act To Combat Human Trafficking by Requiring Prevention Training for Commercial Drivers"

(H.P. 890)  (L.D. 1277)

 

Sponsored by Speaker GIDEON of Freeport.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: MAREAN of Hollis, McLEAN of Gorham, PERKINS of Oakland, RECKITT of South Portland, SHEATS of Auburn, WARREN of Hallowell, Senators: COLLINS of York, ROSEN of Hancock.

 

            (3-28)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Driver's License Suspension Amnesty Day"

(H.P. 907)  (L.D. 1310)

 

Sponsored by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, DUNPHY of Old Town, Senators: CARPENTER of Aroostook, DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

            (3-29)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Lien Recordings on Statutory Road Associations"

(H.P. 908)  (L.D. 1311)

 

Sponsored by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram.

Cosponsored by Representative: FREDETTE of Newport.

 

            (3-30)  Resolve, To Investigate Extending Passenger Rail Service to Central Maine

(H.P. 909)  (L.D. 1312)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREY of Bangor.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DUNPHY of Old Town, HILLIARD of Belgrade, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, POULIOT of Augusta, SCHNECK of Bangor, TIPPING of Orono, Senator: KATZ of Kennebec.

 

            (3-31)  Bill "An Act To Align State Relocation Assistance with That of the Federal Government"

(H.P. 915)  (L.D. 1318)

 

Sponsored by Representative McLEAN of Gorham.

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

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-32)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Military Bureau Laws and Veterans Service Laws"

(H.P. 891)  (L.D. 1278)

 

Sponsored by Representative FARRIN of Norridgewock.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: DILLINGHAM of Oxford, HANINGTON of Lincoln, LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

Submitted by the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            (3-33)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Direct Initiative Signature Gathering Process"

(H.P. 917)  (L.D. 1323)

 

Sponsored by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 892) (Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: FECTEAU of Biddeford, GOLDEN of Lewiston, HERBIG of Belfast, HICKMAN of Winthrop, HYMANSON of York, KORNFIELD of Bangor, Senators: BRAKEY of Androscoggin, VOLK of Cumberland)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING APRIL 2017 AS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

 

            WHEREAS, autism is a spectrum disorder, which means no 2 people with autism are affected the same way, and it is a complex developmental disability that usually appears during the first 3 years of life and results in a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain and social interaction and communication skills; and

 

            WHEREAS, in the United States, one in 68 children is diagnosed with this spectrum disorder and prevalence has increased 30% since the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s study in 2008; and

 

            WHEREAS, autism knows no racial, ethnic or social boundaries and neither income nor lifestyle nor education affects its occurrence and it is estimated that more than 3,500,000 people live with autism spectrum disorder in the United States; and

 

            WHEREAS, autism costs the United States over $236,000,000,000 in annual health care costs, most of which are in adult services, and these costs are anticipated to increase; and

 

            WHEREAS, while a single specific cause of autism is not known, current research links it to biological or neurological differences in the brain, and outdated theories and myths, such as autism being a mental illness, have been proven to be false; and

 

            WHEREAS, with support, people with autism can live full lives and make meaningful contributions to society; 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, pause in our deliberations to acknowledge that the month of April 2017 is Autism Awareness Month and to pledge our support and encouragement to all those affected by autism; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the Autism Society of Maine as a token of our respect and support.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  The Cape Courier newspaper, of Cape Elizabeth, which is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of its founding.  The first issue was dated March 5, 1988.  We congratulate everyone at The Cape Courier on this occasion;

 

(SLS 153)

 

 

            (5-2)  the Cape Elizabeth High School Science Bowl Team, of Cape Elizabeth, which won the Maine Regional Science Bowl.  The members of the team are Sam Price, Mac Huffard, Wesley Parker, Allie Moulton and Ryan Collins, and their coach is Dr. Shawn Guerrette.  We extend to the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 154)

 

 

            (5-3)  the Hall-Dale Grades 5 and 6 Girls Basketball Team, of Hallowell and Farmingdale, which won the Kennebec Valley Grades 5 and 6 Championship.  Members of the team include players Amanda Trepanier, Emma Sirois, Hayden Madore, Ashlynn Donahue, Aubrey Gilbert, Grace Perry, Jenna Lee, Kadence Greenhalgh and Zoe Soule; and coaches Ryan Madore, Jamie Madore, Joey Gilbert and Alisa Bonefant.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 155)

 

 

            (5-4)  the Waterville Senior High School Boys Hockey Team, of Waterville, which won the Class B Championship.  Members of the team include players Andrew Roderigue, Brock Jolicoeur, Zach Menoudarakos, Justin Wentworth, Matt Jolicoeur, Jackson Aldrich, Zach Smith, Michael Bolduc, Cooper Hart, John Evans, Anthony Pinnette, Cody Pellerin, Hunter Brown, Cam Vicnaire, Tyler Dunn, Chase Wheeler and Nathan Pinnette; assistant coach Troy Martin; and head coach Dennis Martin.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 156)

 

 

            (5-5)  the Fort Kent Community High School Boys Alpine Ski Team, of Fort Kent, which won the Class B State Championship.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 157)

 

 

            (5-6)  Sophie Saunders, of Fort Kent, a senior at Fort Kent Community High School, who has received a President's Volunteer Service Award.  We extend to Sophie our congratulations on her receiving this prestigious recognition, and we offer her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 158)

 

 

            (5-7)  William Rodgers, of Old Orchard Beach, who helped to rescue a teenager from drowning after her snowmobile fell into open water on Little Ossipee Lake.  We extend to Mr. Rodgers our appreciation for his lifesaving effort and offer him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 159)

 

 

            (5-8)  Brandon Jackson, of Waterboro, who helped to rescue a teenager from drowning after her snowmobile fell into open water on Little Ossipee Lake.  We extend to Mr. Jackson our appreciation for his lifesaving effort and offer him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 160)

 

 

            (5-9)  Wallace Events, of Ellsworth, which was given the Top Drawer Award by the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to everyone at Wallace Events our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 161)

 

 

            (5-10)  Clayton and Barbara Blood, of Searsport, who are celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary.  Mr. and Mrs. Blood were married on January 30, 1952.  We extend to them our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 162)

 

 

            (5-11)  Taylor Dion, of Alfred, who helped to rescue a teenager from drowning after her snowmobile fell into open water on Little Ossipee Lake.  We extend to Mr. Dion our appreciation for his lifesaving effort and offer him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 163)

 

 

            (5-12)  Donald Clark, of Lamoine, who was named Citizen of the Year by the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Mr. Clark our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 164)

 

 

            (5-13)  Gilbert Jameson, of Ellsworth, who is retiring after 39 years in law enforcement.  Officer Jameson began his career at the Bar Harbor Police Department and since then has worked 33 years at the Ellsworth Police Department.  A well-known and active member of the community, he served as a DARE officer and later as a school resource officer and has volunteered at the YMCA and as a Boy Scout leader.  We extend to Officer Jameson our congratulations on his retirement and offer him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 181)

Presented by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-14)  Gary Lawless, of Nobleboro, owner of Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick, who has been awarded the Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize by the Maine Humanities Council.  The prize recognizes people and organizations who make a difference in the lives of others through the humanities.  We congratulate Mr. Lawless on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 183)

Presented by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Senator CARSON of Cumberland, Representative TUCKER of Brunswick, Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell, Senator DOW of Lincoln, Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea, Representative DEVIN of Newcastle.

 

 

            (5-15)  Chelsea Ripley, of Warren, a senior at Medomak Valley 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 Chelsea on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 185)

Presented by Representative SUTTON of Warren.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

 

            (5-16)  James Elias, of Madison, on his induction into the University of Maine at Fort Kent Athletic Hall of Fame in the student-athlete category.  We extend to Mr. Elias our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 187)

Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

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

 

 

            (5-17)  Keith Williams, of Couva, Trinidad and Tobago, on his induction into the University of Maine at Fort Kent Athletic Hall of Fame in the student-athlete category.  We extend to Mr. Williams our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 188)

Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-18)  Theresa Biggs, of Fort Kent, on her induction into the University of Maine at Fort Kent Athletic Hall of Fame in the student-athlete category.  We extend to Ms. Biggs our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 189)

Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-19)  the Orland Fire Department, of Orland, which 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 the Orland Fire Department on its receiving this award;

 

(HLS 191)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-20)  the Lewiston High School Boys Hockey Team, of Lewiston, which won the Class A State Championship.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 196)

Presented by Representative HANDY of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin, Representative FULLER of Lewiston, Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston, Representative BROOKS of Lewiston.

 

 

            (5-21)  Mason Cooper, of Fairfield, a student at Lawrence High School and a member of the boys basketball team, who has been named the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A North Player of the Year.  We extend to Mason our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 197)

Presented by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec.

 

 

            (5-22)  David Gross, of Bucksport, who has won the State Heavyweight Wrestling Championship.  David is the first high school freshman to win this title.  We congratulate him and send him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 198)

Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-23)  Taylor Kruger, of Fryeburg, a senior at Fryeburg Academy, 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 Taylor on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 199)

Presented by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-24)  Cheryl Rust, of Wiscasset, who has received the 2017 Bill Zoidis Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine Restaurant Association.  For 40 years, she has devoted herself not only to her restaurant, Le Garage, but also to her community and the State, volunteering many hours on various committees and nonprofit organizations.  We extend to Ms. Rust our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 200)

Presented by Representative HANLEY of Pittston.

Cosponsored by Senator DOW of Lincoln.

 

 

            (5-25)  William and Patricia Stuart, of Sabattus, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, April 1, 2017.  They will be recognized at a special anniversary Mass at Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon Falls on April 23, 2017.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Stuart on this very special occasion;

 

(HLS 201)

Presented by Representative MASON of Lisbon.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin, Representative WOOD of Greene.

 

 

            (5-26)  the late Will Fulford, of Biddeford, who was named Coach of the Year by the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, for his turning around a struggling cross-country program and coaching the team to its first state meet in 22 years.  We extend to Mr. Fulford's family our congratulations on his being recognized;

 

(HLS 203)

Presented by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York, Representative SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, Representative GROHMAN of Biddeford.

 

 

            (5-27)  Austin Dutremble, of Biddeford, a senior at Biddeford 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 Austin on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 205)

Presented by Representative SEAVEY of Kennebunkport.

Cosponsored by Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York, Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford, Representative GROHMAN of Biddeford.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-28)  Daniel McDonald, of Brunswick.  Mr. McDonald's hot dog stand, Danny's on the Mall, has been a landmark on the Brunswick Mall for 35 years, and Mr. McDonald was a prominent figure in the midcoast area.  Mr. McDonald will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, his friends and those whose lives he touched;

 

(HLS 182)

Presented by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Senator CARSON of Cumberland, Representative TUCKER of Brunswick, Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell.

 

 

            (5-29)  Mark Baumer, of Brunswick.  A graduate of Greely High School, Wheaton College and Brown University, Mr. Baumer was passionate about the issues of labor, social justice and environment and climate change.  At the time of his death he was engaged in a project to walk barefoot across the country to raise awareness and funds for the FANG Collective, a nonprofit environmental organization in Rhode Island.  Mr. Baumer will be sadly missed by his loving family, his many friends and his companions in the causes he supported;

 

(HLS 184)

Presented by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Senator CARSON of Cumberland, Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham, Representative TUCKER of Brunswick, Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell, Representative ACKLEY of Monmouth.

 

 

            (5-30)  Richard Gordon Felt, of Woodstock, a farmer and logger.  Mr. Felt was a devoted member of the Franklin Grange #124 from 14 years of age and served as the grange's master for 39 years.  He was also a member of the Oxford Pomona Grange #2.  This year, he earned an 80-year grange membership award.  Mr. Felt served as president of the Maine Sheep Breeders Association and as a selectman for the Town of Woodstock, was instrumental in helping to form the original Town of Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and in forming Tri-Town Rescue and worked for the town's police department.  Mr. Felt also led his band, The Richard Felt Orchestra, and was featured in National Geographic.  Mr. Felt will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, friends and colleagues;

 

(HLS 186)

Presented by Representative MADIGAN of Rumford.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford, Representative HEAD of Bethel.

 

 

            (5-31)  Sister Frances Carr, of New Gloucester, one of the last remaining members of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village religious community.  At age 89, Sister Frances was the oldest practicing Shaker in the world.  Over the years, she published several books, including her memoir, Growing Up Shaker, and a cookbook, Shaker Your Plate: Of Shaker Cooks and Cooking.  She will be sadly missed by her loving community, family and many friends;

 

(HLS 190)

Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-32)  Everest "Sonny" Doucette, of Orland.  Mr. Doucette grew up in Bucksport and worked at the paper mill for many years until his retirement.  Mr. Doucette will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

 

(HLS 192)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-33)  Larry Paul Freilino, of Orland.  Mr. Freilino worked for 17 years at various IGAs and for 28 years for Hannaford, as well as at the Blue Nose Inn.  Mr. Freilino will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

 

(HLS 193)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-34)  Ralph E. "Sonny" Gross, Jr., of Penobscot.  Mr. Gross worked in the paper industry for 32 years, at mills in Woodland, Millinocket and East Millinocket, first as an engineer and later as a production manager.  After retirement, he worked as a truck driver with his brother.  Mr. Gross will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

 

(HLS 194)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-35)  Grace Edna Dunham, of Orland.  Ms. Dunham worked for many years at the radio station now known as Zone Radio, retiring in 2003.  Ms. Dunham will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends;

 

(HLS 195)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-36)  Dahlov Ipcar, of Georgetown, a nationally renowned artist and children's book writer and illustrator.  Mrs. Ipcar was best known for wildly colorful, kaleidoscopic paintings of farm animals and exotic creatures from the plains and jungles of Africa and Asia.  Her art career, which began at a young age, spanned many styles and expressions, including more than 30 highly regarded children's books and several large-scale murals throughout the State.  Mrs. Ipcar received numerous awards for her work, including in 2001 the Katahdin Award, a lifetime achievement award from the Maine Library Association, and in 2010 the New England Independent Booksellers Association's prestigious President's Award for her outstanding contribution to arts and letters.  She will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends and all those who appreciated her art;

 

(HLS 204)

Presented by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

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

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Change of Committee

 

            (6-1)  Representative KORNFIELD from the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Allow a Resident Veteran's Child Who Is Enrolled in an Out-of-state College or University To Take a Course in Maine at a State Postsecondary Education Institution for Free"

(H.P. 696)  (L.D. 995)

 

            Reporting that it be REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS.

 

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            (6-2)  Representative HYMANSON from the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Create a Centralized Authority To Combat Opiate Addiction in Maine"

(H.P. 73)  (L.D. 105)

 

            Reporting that it be REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

 

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Divided Report

 

            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Establish a State Bank"

(S.P. 83)  (L.D. 237)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset
                                    CARSON of Cumberland
                                    DOW of Lincoln

            Representatives:
                                    LAWRENCE of South Berwick
                                    COLLINGS of Portland
                                    CRAIG of Brewer
                                    FOLEY of Wells
                                    MELARAGNO of Auburn
                                    PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield
                                    PRESCOTT of Waterboro
                                    SANBORN of Portland
                                    WALLACE of Dexter

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-12) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    BROOKS of Lewiston

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

 

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-18) on Bill "An Act To Phase Out the Use of Single-use Plastic Shopping Bags"

(H.P. 44)  (L.D. 57)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    TUCKER of Brunswick
                                    CAMPBELL of Orrington
                                    DUCHESNE of Hudson
                                    FAY of Raymond
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    MARTIN of Eagle Lake
                                    ZEIGLER of Montville

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    VOLK of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    KINNEY of Limington
                                    PIERCE of Dresden
                                    STROM of Pittsfield

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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. 90)  (L.D. 304) Bill "An Act To Authorize Auxiliary Licenses at Disc Golf Courses"  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-10)

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 312)  (L.D. 432) Bill "An Act To Designate a Maine Community Litter Cleanup Day"  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 325)  (L.D. 458) Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 97, Private Non-Medical Institution Services, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services (EMERGENCY)  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 398)  (L.D. 556) Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 191: Health Maintenance Organizations and of the Final Repeal of Chapter 750:  Standardized Health Plans, Major Substantive Rules of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance (EMERGENCY)  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 22)  (L.D. 21) Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Regarding the Execution of Temporary Powers of Attorney"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-22)

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 139)  (L.D. 183) Bill "An Act Requiring the Use of the Electronic Death Registration System"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-20)

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 200)  (L.D. 267) Resolve, To Increase Certain Chiropractic Reimbursement Rates under the MaineCare Program  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-21)

 

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BILLS IN THE SECOND READING

 

 

House as Amended

 

            (9-1)  Bill "An Act To Extend Internet Availability in Rural Maine" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 303)  (L.D. 423)
(C. "A" H-17)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 220: Removal of Provider of Last Resort Service Obligation, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public Utilities Commission

(H.P. 327)  (L.D. 461)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  This being an emergency measure, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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Acts

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Repeal the Requirement That Municipalities License Roller-skating Rinks

(H.P. 23)  (L.D. 22)

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Provide Funding for Costs Associated with Requiring the Licensing of Midwives

(S.P. 49)  (L.D. 130)
(C. "A" S-9)

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2018

(S.P. 157)  (L.D. 460)
(C. "A" S-8)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, March 30, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE June 21, 2017

 

NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Provide Compensation to a Corrections Officer Injured by a Patient or Prisoner"

(H.P. 41)  (L.D. 54)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Refer to the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development  (5 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Remove the Prohibition on Baiting Deer"

(H.P. 49)  (L.D. 62)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (11 members)
Ought to Pass  (2 members)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Amend the Hunting Laws as They Pertain to the Training of Dogs" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 211)  (L.D. 278)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (9 members)
Ought to Pass  (3 members)

 

(4)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Require That Candidates for the Office of County Sheriff Who Meet the Basic Corrections Training Standards Have Corrections Supervisory Experience"

(H.P. 360)  (L.D. 497)

 

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

 

 

Robert B. Hunt
Clerk of the House

 

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

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

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act Regarding Opioids and Palliative Care"

(H.P. 919)  (L.D. 1325)

 

Sponsored by Representative BROOKS of Lewiston.

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Reduce Morbidity and Mortality Related to Opioid Misuse"

(H.P. 920)  (L.D. 1326)

 

Sponsored by Representative VACHON of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: CHACE of Durham, DENNO of Cumberland, JORGENSEN of Portland, MALABY of Hancock, PARKER of South Berwick, SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, STEWART of Presque Isle, Senator: MAKER of Washington.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Allow Former Military Medical Personnel To Perform Certain Medical Services"

(H.P. 921)  (L.D. 1327)

 

Sponsored by Representative FARRIN of Norridgewock.

Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo and Representatives: CASÁS of Rockport, FREDETTE of Newport, GOLDEN of Lewiston, HANINGTON of Lincoln, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, Senators: CARPENTER of Aroostook, CYRWAY of Kennebec, MASON of Androscoggin.

 

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

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Promote Bicycle Safety by Placing Warning Signs on Certain Public Ways"

(H.P. 922)  (L.D. 1328)

 

Sponsored by Representative COREY of Windham.

Cosponsored by Representatives: HERRICK of Paris, MAREAN of Hollis, Senators: CYRWAY of Kennebec, DIAMOND of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Allow Tobacco Retail Establishments To Serve Alcohol"

(H.P. 923)  (L.D. 1329)

 

Sponsored by Representative PIERCE of Dresden.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, FAY of Raymond, PARRY of Arundel, STANLEY of Medway, STEWART of Presque Isle, STROM of Pittsfield, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, Senator: KATZ of Kennebec.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested 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

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Require Background Checks for All School Employees"

(S.P. 438)  (L.D. 1286)

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Promote Computer Science and Efficient Communication between Schools and the Department of Education"

(S.P. 440)  (L.D. 1288)

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Provide Student Loan Debt Relief to Maine Teachers"

(S.P. 442)  (L.D. 1290)

 

            (1-4)  Resolve, To Convene a Study Group To Study Proficiency in Content Areas for Secondary School Graduation Standards

(S.P. 446)  (L.D. 1294)

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Federal Title I Funding Is Directed to Classroom Learning"

(S.P. 448)  (L.D. 1319)

 

            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Promote Social and Emotional Learning and Development in Early Childhood"

(S.P. 450)  (L.D. 1321)

 

            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 Increase Affordability of and Access to Heat Pumps for Maine Homeowners"

(S.P. 443)  (L.D. 1291)

 

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

 

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            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Patient Protections in the Health Insurance Laws"

(S.P. 431)  (L.D. 1279)

 

            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Improve the Foreclosure Process by Regulating Mortgage Loan Servicers"

(S.P. 444)  (L.D. 1292)

 

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

 

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            (1-10)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Compensation of Assistant Attorneys General and District Attorneys and the Approval of Financial Orders by the Attorney General and Secretary of State"

(S.P. 433)  (L.D. 1281)

 

            (1-11)  Bill "An Act To Provide a Definition for the Maine Condominium Act"

(S.P. 434)  (L.D. 1282)

 

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

 

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            (1-12)  Bill "An Act To Create the Procurement Review Board"

(S.P. 447)  (L.D. 1295)

 

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

 

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            (1-13)  Bill "An Act To Modernize the Mining Excise Tax"

(S.P. 435)  (L.D. 1283)

 

            (1-14)  Bill "An Act To Tax Political Expenditures Made Immediately before an Election"

(S.P. 437)  (L.D. 1285)

 

            (1-15)  Bill "An Act To Allow Voluntary Payments in Lieu of Taxes in the Unorganized Territory"

(S.P. 441)  (L.D. 1289)

 

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

 

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            (1-16)  Bill "An Act To Require Election Transparency and Audits"

(S.P. 436)  (L.D. 1284)

 

            (1-17)  Bill "An Act To Allow Wine Tastings at Farmers' Markets"

(S.P. 445)  (L.D. 1293)

 

            (1-18)  Bill "An Act To Regulate and Tax Sports Fantasy League Activities in Maine"

(S.P. 449)  (L.D. 1320)

 

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

 

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