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
Resolves
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
SUPPLEMENT NO. 4
COMMUNICATIONS

 


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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 SPECIAL SESSION


 

27th Legislative Day

Thursday, April 6, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend John Wentworth, First Parish Congregational Church, Pownal.

 

            National Anthem by Great Salt Bay Community School Advanced Band, Damariscotta.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Richard Swett, M.D., Dover-Foxcroft.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 452)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that 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, and all its accompanying papers, be recalled from the legislative files to the Senate.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Protect Monhegan Island by Limiting Wind Turbines"

(S.P. 425)  (L.D. 1262)

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Provide Matching Funds for Federal Community Development Block Grants"

(H.P. 123)  (L.D. 165)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-16) in the House on March 30, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority (6) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Adjust the Timing for Recounts in Certain Municipal and Local School Elections"

(H.P. 881)  (L.D. 1269)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT in the House on March 30, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 116)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR

66 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0066

 

Letter of Transmittal

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House of Representatives

 

Honorable Paul R. LePage

Governor of Maine

 

I am pleased to submit the Single Audit of the State of Maine for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.  The audit was conducted in accordance with Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States; the requirements of the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996; and Title 2 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance).  Our audit complies with 5 MRSA §243 and is also a prerequisite for the receipt of federal financial assistance.  During fiscal year 2016, $3.0 billion in federal financial assistance was received by the State of Maine.

 

This document contains the following reports and schedules:

 

• Independent Auditor's Report

 

• Basic Financial Statements, Management's Discussion and Analysis, Notes to Financial Statements, and Required Supplementary Information

 

• Independent Auditor's Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and Other Matters based on an Audit of Financial Statements performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards

 

• Independent Auditor's Report on Compliance for Each Major Program and on Internal Control over Compliance Required by the Uniform Guidance

 

• Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards

 

• Schedule of Findings and Questioned Costs

 

• Financial Statement Findings

 

• Indexes to Federal Program Findings

 

• Federal Findings and Questioned Costs

 

• Corrective Action Plan

 

• Summary Schedule of Prior Audit Findings

 

On behalf of the Office of the State Auditor, I thank employees throughout Maine Government who assisted us during the audit.

 

Please contact me if you have questions or comments about the 2016 Single Audit of the State of Maine.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

S/Pola A. Buckley

State Auditor

 

March 31, 2017

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 117)

 

STATE OF MAINE

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC

AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

59 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0059

 

March 10, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

RE:      Maine Coworking Development Fund Report

 

Dear Speaker Gideon and President Thibodeau:

 

Attached to this letter of transmittal is the Maine Coworking Development Fund Report submitted by the Department of Economic and Community Development pursuant to Title 5 MRSA §13056-G, sub-§5.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like any additional information.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Deborah Johnson

Director

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 118)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

April 6, 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 Education and Cultural Affairs has approved the request by the sponsor, Representative Stearns of Guilford, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 926         An Act To Improve Equity in State Aid to Schools

 

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

 

L.D. 535         An Act To Protect Maine Citizens from Aerial Trespass

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 119)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

April 6, 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 Committee has voted unanimously to report the following bills out "Ought Not to Pass:"

 

Environment and Natural Resources

L.D. 372         An Act To Protect Public Health through Septic Tank Inspections

L.D. 375         An Act To Establish a Carpet Stewardship Program

L.D. 580         An Act To Modify the Mining Laws

L.D. 604         An Act To Protect Maine's Lakes by Prohibiting the Discharge of Waste from Watercraft

L.D. 881         An Act To Increase Wastewater Management Responsibility by Licensing Certain Municipal Sewage Collection Systems

L.D. 894         An Act To Increase Funding for the Youth Conservation Corps

L.D. 930         An Act To Protect Maine Families by Enhancing Well Water Regulation

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 269)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

April 4, 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 Not to Pass Report from the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act Concerning the Property Tax Levy Limit" (H.P. 16) (L.D. 15), 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 Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Facilitate Innovative Approaches to Regional School Facilities and To Establish the Maine Innovative Regional School Facilities Finance Program"

(H.P. 924)  (L.D. 1330)

 

Sponsored by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton.

Cosponsored by Representatives: SIROCKI of Scarborough, TURNER of Burlington, WARD of Dedham, Senator: MASON of Androscoggin.

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

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Recapitalize the School Revolving Renovation Fund"

(H.P. 925)  (L.D. 1331)

 

Sponsored by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton.

Cosponsored by Representatives: GERRISH of Lebanon, PIERCE of Falmouth, SIROCKI of Scarborough, TURNER of Burlington, WARD of Dedham, Senator: MASON of Androscoggin.

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

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Possession of Black Powder and Muzzle-loading Firearms by Certain Persons"

(H.P. 926)  (L.D. 1332)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERRICK of Paris.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: COREY of Windham, DILLINGHAM of Oxford, GERRISH of Lebanon, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MAREAN of Hollis, RECKITT of South Portland, WARREN of Hallowell, Senator: DIAMOND of Cumberland.

 

            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Enact the Drug Trafficking Offender Registration and Notification Act"

(H.P. 927)  (L.D. 1333)

 

Sponsored by Representative LOCKMAN of Amherst.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: CEBRA of Naples, GERRISH of Lebanon, HARRINGTON of Sanford, HERRICK of Paris, JOHANSEN of Monticello, NADEAU of Winslow, SKOLFIELD of Weld, STETKIS of Canaan.

 

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

 

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            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Authorize the Town of Atkinson To Withdraw from School Administrative District No. 41"

(H.P. 928)  (L.D. 1334)

 

Sponsored by Representative HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Provide Youth Mental Health First Aid Training to Secondary School Health Educators"

(H.P. 929)  (L.D. 1335)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell.

Cosponsored by Senator BREEN of Cumberland and Representatives: BROOKS of Lewiston, FARNSWORTH of Portland, FULLER of Lewiston, HERRICK of Paris, HILLIARD of Belgrade, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, RECKITT of South Portland, Senator: CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Process for a Single Municipality To Withdraw from a Regional School Unit"

(H.P. 930)  (L.D. 1336)

 

Sponsored by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton.

Cosponsored by Representatives: SIROCKI of Scarborough, TURNER of Burlington, WARD of Dedham, Senator: MASON of Androscoggin.

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

 

            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Define 'Surrogate' for Student Residency Purposes"

(H.P. 931)  (L.D. 1337)

 

Sponsored by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Representatives: SIROCKI of Scarborough, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TURNER of Burlington, WARD of Dedham, Senator: MASON of Androscoggin.

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

 

            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Assess and Improve the Quality of Physical Education in Kindergarten to Grade 12"

(H.P. 934)  (L.D. 1344)

 

Sponsored by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Provide Alternative Repayment Methods to Employees Overcompensated through an Employer Error"

(H.P. 935)  (L.D. 1345)

 

Sponsored by Representative DOORE of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: BATTLE of South Portland, BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland, BRYANT of Windham, CASÁS of Rockport, MARTIN of Sinclair, ORDWAY of Standish.

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Expand the Rights of Public Employees under the Maine Labor Laws"

(H.P. 938)  (L.D. 1348)

 

Sponsored by Representative SYLVESTER of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BATES of Westbrook, BLUME of York, COLLINGS of Portland, FECTEAU of Biddeford, GOLDEN of Lewiston, HAMANN of South Portland, HANDY of Lewiston, RYKERSON of Kittery.

 

            (3-12)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Registration of Appraisal Management Companies"

(H.P. 939)  (L.D. 1349)

 

Sponsored by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

 

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

 

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            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Clarify Access to Landlocked Ancient and Family Burying Grounds and To Clarify the Definition of Ancient Burying Ground"

(H.P. 936)  (L.D. 1346)

 

Sponsored by Representative CASÁS of Rockport.

Cosponsored by Senators: BRAKEY of Androscoggin, CARPENTER of Aroostook, MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Create and Sustain Jobs through Development of Cooperatives and Employee-owned Businesses"

(H.P. 932)  (L.D. 1338)

 

Sponsored by Representative GROHMAN of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville, Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: CASÁS of Rockport, HICKMAN of Winthrop, WARD of Dedham, Senator: CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Driver's License Fees"

(H.P. 937)  (L.D. 1347)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: AUSTIN of Skowhegan, CEBRA of Naples, FOLEY of Wells, McLEAN of Gorham, SCHNECK of Bangor.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Procedure To Determine the Wording of Ballot Questions for Citizen Initiatives"

(H.P. 933)  (L.D. 1339)

 

Sponsored by Representative SUTTON of Warren.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, CEBRA of Naples, FREDETTE of Newport, HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor, LOCKMAN of Amherst, PARRY of Arundel, STETKIS of Canaan.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 29)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Christopher W. Babbidge of Kennebunk be excused March 14 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Heidi E. Brooks of Lewiston be excused March 21, 23 and 30 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Owen D. Casás of Rockport be excused March 14, 16 and 30 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Matthew Dana II of the Passamaquoddy Tribe be excused December 7, 2016; January 4, 5, 10, 11, 17, 19, 26, and 31; February 2, 7, 14, 16, and 28; and March 2, 7, 9 14, 16, 21, 23, and 28 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Stacey K. Guerin of Glenburn be excused March 28 and 30 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative David G. Haggan of Hampden be excused March 14, 16 and 28 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Scott M. Hamann of South Portland be excused March 21 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Teresa S. Pierce of Falmouth be excused April 4 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Dwayne W. Prescott of Waterboro be excused March 14 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Roger E. Reed of Carmel be excused March 30 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Heather B. Sanborn of Portland be excused March 28 and 30 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative H. Stedman Seavey of Kennebunkport be excused March 9 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Denise A. Tepler of Topsham be excused March 30 for health reasons.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Dr. Robert D. Buchanan, of Caribou, who is celebrating his 95th Birthday on May 5, 2017 at the University of Maine's Buchanan Alumni House, which itself is celebrating the 15th Anniversary of its dedication in Dr. Buchanan's name.  We extend to Dr. Buchanan our congratulations on his birthday and offer him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 166)

 

 

            (5-2)  Creighton Taylor, of Falmouth, who has received the Heart of Gold Award from the Trauma Intervention Program of Greater Portland at Maine Behavioral Healthcare for her mental health advocacy work.  We extend to Ms. Taylor our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 167)

 

 

            (5-3)  William and Melissa Wedge, of Glenburn, who have been named the 2017 Community Citizens of the Year by the Valley Grange #144.  We extend to Mr. and Mrs. Wedge our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 168)

 

 

            (5-4)  Bradley Russell, of Hartland, to whom the Town of Hartland has dedicated its Town Report for his service to the town.  Mr. Russell served as Plant Supervisor of the Hartland Pollution Control Facility from 1999 to 2017.  We extend to Mr. Russell our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 169)

 

 

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

 

(SLS 170)

 

 

            (5-6)  Jacob Lennon, 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, Jacob built 3 small free libraries to encourage reading.  We extend our congratulations to Jacob on this achievement;

 

(SLS 171)

 

 

            (5-7)  Hallie Macdougal, of Lincolnville, a student at Watershed School, who has received the Girls Rock! STEM-gineer Award from Hardy Girls Healthy Women, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and well-being of girls and women.  We extend to Hallie our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 207)

Presented by Representative ZEIGLER of Montville.

Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo.

 

 

            (5-8)  Vicky Mason, of Turner, to whom the Town of Turner has dedicated its Town Report for her service to the town.  Ms. Mason has served as a board member, secretary, treasurer, bookkeeper, scheduler and event coordinator and has helped to maintain the town's office over the last 30 years.  We extend to Ms. Mason our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 209)

Presented by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-9)  the Old Town High School Boys Swim Team, of Old Town, which won the Class B State Championship.  The team is coached by David Ploch.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 210)

Presented by Representative DUNPHY of Old Town.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-10)  the Old Town High School Jazz Ensemble, of Old Town, which won the Gold Medal for District III at the 2017 Maine State High School Instrumental Jazz Festival.  We extend to all the members of the ensemble our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 211)

Presented by Representative DUNPHY of Old Town.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-11)  John Quesnel, of Hampden.  Mr. Quesnel, an active member of his community, was president of both the Hampden Water District Board of Trustees and the Bangor Lions Club and was serving on the board of the Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance.  He was also a past member of the Hampden Business Association.  Mr. Quesnel will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, friends and colleagues;

 

(HLS 206)

Presented by Representative HAGGAN of Hampden.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-12)  Erny Levesque, of St. David.  In his early years, Mr. Levesque enjoyed racing stock cars and was known as the "Flying Frenchman."  He was one of the most successful racers at Spud Speedway in Caribou and will be inducted into the Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame on April 15, 2017.  He was also a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #147 in Madawaska.  Mr. Levesque will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

 

(HLS 208)

Presented by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass on Bill "An Act To Allow the Formation of Transportation Corridor Districts"

(S.P. 161)  (L.D. 500)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MIRAMANT of Knox
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    McLEAN of Gorham
                                    AUSTIN of Skowhegan
                                    BRYANT of Windham
                                    GILLWAY of Searsport
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    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:
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    CEBRA of Naples
                                    PARRY of Arundel

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

 

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            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Provide Compensation to a Corrections Officer Injured by a Patient or Prisoner"

(H.P. 41)  (L.D. 54)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    COREY of Windham
                                    GERRISH of Lebanon
                                    GROHMAN of Biddeford
                                    LONGSTAFF of Waterville
                                    NADEAU of Winslow

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Refer to the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    WARREN of Hallowell
                                    HERRICK of Paris
                                    MAREAN of Hollis
                                    RECKITT of South Portland

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Remove the Prohibition on Baiting Deer"

(H.P. 49)  (L.D. 62)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook
                                    WOODSOME of York

            Representatives:
                                    DUCHESNE of Hudson
                                    ALLEY of Beals
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    REED of Carmel
                                    STEARNS of Guilford
                                    THERIAULT of China
                                    WOOD of Greene

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    LYFORD of Eddington
                                    MASON of Lisbon

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Amend the Hunting Laws as They Pertain to the Training of Dogs" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 211)  (L.D. 278)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    DUCHESNE of Hudson
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    LYFORD of Eddington
                                    MASON of Lisbon
                                    REED of Carmel
                                    STEARNS of Guilford
                                    THERIAULT of China
                                    WOOD of Greene

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    WOODSOME of York

            Representatives:
                                    ALLEY of Beals
                                    NADEAU of Winslow

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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass 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)

            Signed:

 

            Representatives:
                                    MARTIN of Sinclair
                                    HARRINGTON of Sanford
                                    HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach
                                    MADIGAN of Rumford
                                    ORDWAY of Standish
                                    PICKETT of Dixfield
                                    SPEAR of South Thomaston

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis
                                    DESCHAMBAULT of York
                                    KEIM of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland
                                    BRYANT of Windham
                                    GRIGNON of Athens

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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. 285)  (L.D. 885) Bill "An Act To Update References to the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 Contained in the Maine Revised Statutes" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 34)  (L.D. 85) Bill "An Act To Establish a Public Service Berthing Vessel License for the Sale of Liquor"  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-11)

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 284)  (L.D. 393) Bill "An Act To Clarify That the Department of Transportation Is Exempt from Property Assessment Liabilities When Acquiring Property by Condemnation"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-23)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Authorize Auxiliary Liquor Licenses at Disc Golf Courses

(S.P. 90)  (L.D. 304)
(C. "A" S-10)

 

 

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

 

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Acts

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Provide for Legislative Review of Federally Mandated Major Substantive Rules under the Maine Administrative Procedure Act

(H.P. 24)  (L.D. 23)

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Amend the Charter of the Southwest Harbor Water and Sewer District

(H.P. 191)  (L.D. 258)
(C. "A" H-15)

 

 

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

 

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Resolves

 

            (10-4)  Resolve, To Designate a Portion of Route 43 in Corinth, Exeter and Corinna the Donald Strout, Sr., Memorial Highway

(H.P. 503)  (L.D. 712)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Tuesday, April 4, 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.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (9) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-18) - Minority (4) Ought Not to Pass - 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)

 

TABLED - April 4, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative TUCKER of Brunswick.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE June 21, 2017

 

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

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

Thursday, April 6, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 453)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the Senate and House adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, April 11, 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, April 6, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act Regarding Grid-scale Wind Energy Development"

(S.P. 456)  (L.D. 1342)

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Advance Locally Owned Solar Energy Systems"

(S.P. 460)  (L.D. 1352)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Recreational Gold Prospecting" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 458)  (L.D. 1350)

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act Relating to Exempt Equity in a Primary Residence"

(S.P. 462)  (L.D. 1354)

 

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

 

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            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Ensure the Timely and Proper Completion of Residential Foreclosures"

(S.P. 463)  (L.D. 1355)

 

            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Grandparents Visitation Act"

(S.P. 464)  (L.D. 1356)

 

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

 

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            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Maine State Housing Authority"

(S.P. 454)  (L.D. 1340)

 

            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Clarify Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits during Labor Disputes"

(S.P. 455)  (L.D. 1341)

 

            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Promote Downtown Revitalization by Creating the Locating Businesses Downtown Loan Program"

(S.P. 457)  (L.D. 1343)

 

            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Establish the Maine Domestic Trade Center"

(S.P. 461)  (L.D. 1353)

 

            (1-11)  Bill "An Act To Improve Public Sector Labor Relations"

(S.P. 466)  (L.D. 1358)

 

            (1-12)  Bill "An Act To Adopt the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact"

(S.P. 467)  (L.D. 1359)

 

            (1-13)  Bill "An Act To Conform the State Workforce Board and Workforce Development Programs to the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act"

(S.P. 468)  (L.D. 1360)

 

            (1-14)  Bill "An Act To Update the Operations of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services and To Conform to the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014"

(S.P. 470)  (L.D. 1362)

 

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

 

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            (1-15)  Bill "An Act Regarding State Hiring and Retention for Persons with Disabilities"

(S.P. 469)  (L.D. 1361)

 

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

 

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            (1-16)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen Efforts To Recruit and Retain Primary Care Professionals and Dentists in Rural and Underserved Areas of the State"

(S.P. 439)  (L.D. 1287)

 

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

 

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            (1-17)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Length of Time a Temporary Sign May Be Placed in a Public Way"

(S.P. 459)  (L.D. 1351)

 

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

 

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            (1-18)  Bill "An Act To Authorize Multiparty Candidate Nominations for State Offices"

(S.P. 465)  (L.D. 1357)

 

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

 

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

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

Thursday, April 6, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Include Additional Corrections Officers under the 1998 Special Plan for Retirement and To Amend the Laws Governing Retirement Benefits for Capitol Police Officers"

(H.P. 942)  (L.D. 1365)

 

Sponsored by Representative BRYANT of Windham.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: AUSTIN of Skowhegan, BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland, COREY of Windham, HILLIARD of Belgrade, MARTIN of Sinclair, Senators: DESCHAMBAULT of York, DIAMOND of Cumberland, LIBBY of Androscoggin.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Protect Maine Consumers by Creating a White-collar Crime Registry"

(H.P. 943)  (L.D. 1366)

 

Sponsored by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DUNPHY of Old Town, GRANT of Gardiner, HARRINGTON of Sanford, MARTIN of Sinclair, TUELL of East Machias.

 

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

 

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            (3-3)  Resolve, To Support Family-directed Housing Initiatives and Alternative Programming for Individuals with Disabilities in Underserved Areas

(H.P. 944)  (L.D. 1367)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: CHACE of Durham, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, O'CONNOR of Berwick.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Amend Funding Distributions under the Maine Clean Election Act"

(H.P. 945)  (L.D. 1368)

 

Sponsored by Representative PICKETT of Dixfield.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset and Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, FARRIN of Norridgewock, FREDETTE of Newport, GRIGNON of Athens, ORDWAY of Standish, POULIOT of Augusta, Senator: DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Department of Health and Human Services

 

 

            (3-5)  Representative HYMANSON for the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072 asks leave to report that the accompanying Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 11:  Rules Governing the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program and Prescription of Opioid Medications, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 940)  (L.D. 1363)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Department of Health and Human Services

 

 

            (3-6)  Representative HYMANSON for the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072 asks leave to report that the accompanying Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 97: Private Non-Medical Institution Services, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 941)  (L.D. 1364)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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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, April 6, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 120)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

April 6, 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 (H), I appoint Representative Erin D. Herbig of Belfast to serve as Speaker Pro Tem to convene the House on April 6, 2017.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

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