Table of Contents

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

 


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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


 

28th Legislative Day

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Pastor Steve Smith, Orono United Methodist Church and Alton United Methodist Church.

 

            National Anthem by Steve Smith, Orono.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, April 6, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Resolve, Regarding Court Facilities in York County

(S.P. 427)  (L.D. 1264)

 

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

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act Regarding Generic Drug Pricing"

(S.P. 432)  (L.D. 1280)

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Address the Policies Relating to Substance Use in the Workplace"

(S.P. 413)  (L.D. 1222)

 

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

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Joint Select Committee on MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IMPLEMENTATION and ordered printed.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Ensure the Effectiveness of Tax Expenditures"

(H.P. 868)  (L.D. 1245)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION in the House on March 30, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 122)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

April 7, 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 7, "An Act To Allow Conveyance of Land Previously Conveyed by the State to the Town of Bridgton."

 

This bill gives the town of Bridgton the ability to convey non-waterfront portions of a piece of property held for public use, if the town determines the portion to be conveyed have no identifiable public use.  It also requires that revenues received by the town from such conveyance be held in a trust for parks and recreational purposes. 

 

The state conveyed this parcel of land to the town in the 1970s with deed restrictions limiting its uses for recreational purposes.  If the town does not have a use for portions of this property, which was conveyed for specific public purposes, then it should revert back to the state, and the state should benefit from the sale of the parcel or portions thereof.

 

For this reason, I return LD 7 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 Allow Conveyance of Land Previously Conveyed by the State to the Town of Bridgton

(H.P. 8)  (L.D. 7)

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 123)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-4)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

April 7, 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 329 "An Act Concerning the Law Governing the Posting of Newspaper Legal Notices and the Statewide Repository for Legal Notices."

 

Because we are now well into the Information Age, and given the ubiquity of the internet in our modern life, I believe that it is good policy for legal notices to be posted online.  However, I also believe that requiring legal notices to be printed in newspapers at a fee does nothing but prop up a dying, antiquated industry.  This requirement is a taxpayer subsidy of the worst sort.  It serves to blur the line between a free press and one dependent on the State for revenue. 

 

In the future, I would like the Legislature to explore whether we may eliminate the mandate that legal notices are posted in newspapers, but still maintain adequate notice to the public by posting online notification. 

 

Because I think the issue of legal notices still requires attention, I cannot support this bill.  For this reason, I return LD 329 unsigned and vetoed.  I urge the Legislature to sustain it. 

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-4)  The accompanying item An Act Concerning the Law Governing the Posting of Newspaper Legal Notices and the Statewide Repository for Legal Notices

(H.P. 243)  (L.D. 329)

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 121)

 

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 Title 5, MRSA, Part 4, Ch. 163, Subchapter 4, §2003-2, I am pleased to reappoint the following members to the Maine Library of Geographic Information Board effective April 6, 2017:

 

Mr. Vern Maxfield of Norway to seat 7

Mr. Jake Metzler of Forest Society Maine in Bangor to seat 11

 

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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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 124)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

April 11, 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:"

 

Appropriations and Financial Affairs

L.D. 382         An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Issuance of Bonds

 

Criminal Justice and Public Safety

L.D. 142         An Act To Establish a Statewide Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Kit Tracking System

L.D. 217         An Act Regarding the Place of Imprisonment of Certain Prisoners

L.D. 515         An Act To Amend the Laws on Gross Sexual Assault

L.D. 994         An Act To Increase the Class of Crime for Viewing Animal Fighting

 

Environment and Natural Resources

L.D. 385         An Act To Establish a Stewardship Program for Certain Rechargeable Batteries

L.D. 867         An Act To Mitigate the Spread of Invasive Milfoil in Wilson Stream

L.D. 931         An Act To Create Extended Producer Responsibility for Post-consumer Waste Generated from the Use of Tobacco Products

L.D. 1040       An Act Regarding Permitting under the Natural Resources Protection Act

 

Health and Human Services

L.D. 87           An Act To Require Screening for Cytomegalovirus in Newborn Infants

L.D. 261         Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Prepare for Implementation of the Federal Family First Prevention Services Act

L.D. 262         An Act To Strengthen Kinship Care Opportunities

L.D. 448         An Act To Fund Research on Cancer in Firefighters

L.D. 550         An Act Requiring Communication of Mammographic Breast Density Information to Patients

L.D. 551         An Act To Expand the Authority of Naturopathic Doctors To Prescribe Certain Medications

 

Judiciary

L.D. 70           An Act To Allow Municipal Governing Boards of 3 Members To Perform Official Duties via Technology

L.D. 282         An Act To Support Caregivers When Children Have Been Abandoned by Their Parents

L.D. 645         An Act To Amend the Penalties for Failure To Pay Child Support

L.D. 916         An Act To Modify the Term and Withholding Limitations for Spousal Support

 

Veterans and Legal Affairs

L.D. 948         Resolve, To Direct the Adjutant General To Procure Medals for Maine National Guard Members Mobilized for the 1958-1961 Berlin Crisis

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 125)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

April 11, 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 Veterans and Legal Affairs has approved the request by the sponsor, Representative Wadsworth of Hiram, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 1253       An Act To Make Maine's Casinos More Competitive by Authorizing Extensions of Credit

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Support Local Agricultural Production"

(H.P. 948)  (L.D. 1369)

 

Sponsored by Representative ZEIGLER of Montville.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, DUNPHY of Old Town, HICKMAN of Winthrop, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

 

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

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Remove Certain Restrictions Imposed on Retired State Employees Who Return to Work as Educators"

(H.P. 970)  (L.D. 1396)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEARNS of Guilford.

Cosponsored by Representatives: HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, LYFORD of Eddington.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Disburse Funds to the Maine Fire Protection Services Commission"

(H.P. 963)  (L.D. 1389)

 

Sponsored by Representative THERIAULT of China.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, LYFORD of Eddington, REED of Carmel, STEARNS of Guilford.

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

 

            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Enhance the Rights of Families of Missing Persons and Homicide Victims"

(H.P. 964)  (L.D. 1390)

 

Sponsored by Representative RILEY of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: BROOKS of Lewiston, SKOLFIELD of Weld, STANLEY of Medway, TALBOT ROSS of Portland, Senator: CHENETTE of York.

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Ensure the Availability of In-person Visitation in County Jails"

(H.P. 972)  (L.D. 1414)

 

Sponsored by Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock and Representatives: COREY of Windham, GATTINE of Westbrook, GROHMAN of Biddeford, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, WARREN of Hallowell.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Provide Additional Deductions from a Sentence of Imprisonment for Completion of Education, Mental Health Treatment and Substance Abuse Treatment Programs"

(H.P. 973)  (L.D. 1415)

 

Sponsored by Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock and Representatives: GATTINE of Westbrook, GROHMAN of Biddeford, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, WARREN of Hallowell, Senator: CYRWAY of Kennebec.

 

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

 

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            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Enhance Safety on College and University Campuses by Allowing Firearms To Be Carried on the Campuses of Public Colleges and Universities"

(H.P. 949)  (L.D. 1370)

 

Sponsored by Representative CEBRA of Naples.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, HARRINGTON of Sanford, KINNEY of Knox, LOCKMAN of Amherst, O'CONNOR of Berwick, SANDERSON of Chelsea, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, Senator: DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Address Costs for Certain Special Education Students" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 950)  (L.D. 1371)

 

Sponsored by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle.

 

            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Amend High School Diploma Standards"

(H.P. 974)  (L.D. 1416)

 

Sponsored by Representative SAMPSON of Alfred.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, GERRISH of Lebanon, MALABY of Hancock, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough, Senator: WOODSOME of York.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Increase Broadband Access for Rural Communities"

(H.P. 951)  (L.D. 1372)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, HARVELL of Farmington, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, RILEY of Jay, SANBORN of Portland, STANLEY of Medway, TUELL of East Machias, Senator: DILL of Penobscot.

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Protect and Expand Access to Solar Power in Maine"

(H.P. 952)  (L.D. 1373)

 

Sponsored by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

Cosponsored by Representative DENNO of Cumberland, Senator DION of Cumberland and Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, DeCHANT of Bath, MAREAN of Hollis, POULIOT of Augusta, RYKERSON of Kittery, SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, Senators: DOW of Lincoln, JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

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

 

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            (3-12)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Assess and Improve the Availability of Child Care Services

(H.P. 953)  (L.D. 1374)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREY of Bangor.

 

            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Prevent Overdose Deaths and Infectious Diseases by Establishing Safer Drug Use Facilities"

(H.P. 954)  (L.D. 1375)

 

Sponsored by Representative SYLVESTER of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: COLLINGS of Portland, JORGENSEN of Portland, O'CONNOR of Berwick, PARKER of South Berwick, VACHON of Scarborough, WARREN of Hallowell, Senators: BRAKEY of Androscoggin, CHENETTE of York.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Ensure the Continuation of the Landowner Relations Program"

(H.P. 965)  (L.D. 1391)

 

Sponsored by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, ALLEY of Beals, CEBRA of Naples, PICKETT of Dixfield, THERIAULT of China.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Require Insurance Coverage for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease"

(H.P. 975)  (L.D. 1417)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

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

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Remove Barriers to Workforce Development in Alcohol and Drug Counseling and To Increase the MaineCare Reimbursement Rates for Certain Counselors"

(H.P. 955)  (L.D. 1376)

 

Sponsored by Representative GRANT of Gardiner.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec and Representatives: BATES of Westbrook, BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, SYLVESTER of Portland, Senators: DION of Cumberland, SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Posing as a Governmental Entity in Commerce"

(H.P. 956)  (L.D. 1377)

 

Sponsored by Representative DUNPHY of Old Town.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset and Representatives: FECTEAU of Biddeford, GUERIN of Glenburn, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, MOONEN of Portland, SCHNECK of Bangor, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, SKOLFIELD of Weld, SYLVESTER of Portland.

 

            (3-18)  Bill "An Act To Create the Maine Family First Employer Award"

(H.P. 957)  (L.D. 1378)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: Speaker GIDEON of Freeport, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, SANBORN of Portland, VACHON of Scarborough, Senators: BREEN of Cumberland, DESCHAMBAULT of York, MAKER of Washington, ROSEN of Hancock.

 

            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Opt Not To Enforce the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code"

(H.P. 966)  (L.D. 1392)

 

Sponsored by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CEBRA of Naples, PICKETT of Dixfield, SEAVEY of Kennebunkport.

 

            (3-20)  Resolve, Establishing the Commission To Create a Statewide Economic Development Plan (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 967)  (L.D. 1393)

 

Sponsored by Representative TEPLER of Topsham.

Cosponsored by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin and Representatives: FECTEAU of Biddeford, GROHMAN of Biddeford, HERBIG of Belfast, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, Senators: BREEN of Cumberland, ROSEN of Hancock.

 

            (3-21)  Bill "An Act Regarding Work Permits for Minors under 16 Years of Age"

(H.P. 978)  (L.D. 1420)

 

Sponsored by Representative STETKIS of Canaan.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, DILLINGHAM of Oxford, GINZLER of Bridgton, ORDWAY of Standish, SAMPSON of Alfred, Senator: LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

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

 

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            (3-22)  Bill "An Act Regarding Enforcement of Marine Resources Laws and Suspensions of Marine Resources Licenses"

(H.P. 958)  (L.D. 1379)

 

Sponsored by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle.

Submitted by the Department of Marine Resources pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            (3-23)  Bill "An Act To Implement an Owner-Operator Requirement in the Scallop and Sea Urchin Fisheries"

(H.P. 959)  (L.D. 1380)

 

Sponsored by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle.

Submitted by the Department of Marine Resources pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-24)  Bill "An Act To Clarify Appeals of Municipal Land Use Decisions"

(H.P. 960)  (L.D. 1381)

 

Sponsored by Representative MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth.

 

            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Require Responsible Contracting on Public Construction Projects"

(H.P. 961)  (L.D. 1382)

 

Sponsored by Representative COLLINGS of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: BRYANT of Windham, DeCHANT of Bath, GOLDEN of Lewiston, RYKERSON of Kittery, STANLEY of Medway, SYLVESTER of Portland, TUCKER of Brunswick, Senator: DION of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-26)  Resolve, Authorizing the State Tax Assessor To Convey the Interest of the State in Certain Real Estate in the Unorganized Territory

(H.P. 979)  (L.D. 1421)

 

Sponsored by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade.

Submitted by the Department of Administrative and Financial Services pursuant to Joint Rule 203.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-27)  Bill "An Act Regarding Certain License Plates for Veterans and Providing for a Breast Cancer Support Services Disability Plate"

(H.P. 968)  (L.D. 1394)

 

Sponsored by Representative HANINGTON of Lincoln.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, DILLINGHAM of Oxford, FARRIN of Norridgewock, JOHANSEN of Monticello, SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, STANLEY of Medway, STEWART of Presque Isle, STROM of Pittsfield.

 

            (3-28)  Resolve, To Name the Bridge over the Androscoggin River between the Towns of Peru and Mexico the Buddy Wendall McLain Bridge

(H.P. 969)  (L.D. 1395)

 

Sponsored by Representative PICKETT of Dixfield.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HEAD of Bethel, MADIGAN of Rumford, SKOLFIELD of Weld.

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

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-29)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Regarding Early Voting

(H.P. 962)  (L.D. 1383)

 

Sponsored by Representative DENNO of Cumberland.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook and Representatives: CARDONE of Bangor, CASÁS of Rockport, FARNSWORTH of Portland, MALABY of Hancock, McELWEE of Caribou, PIERCE of Falmouth, Senators: BRAKEY of Androscoggin, MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

            (3-30)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Maine Clean Election Act and Related Laws"

(H.P. 971)  (L.D. 1397)

 

Sponsored by Representative STETKIS of Canaan.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: FOLEY of Wells, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HARRINGTON of Sanford, PICKETT of Dixfield, PIERCE of Dresden, POULIOT of Augusta, STROM of Pittsfield, WHITE of Washburn.

 

            (3-31)  Bill "An Act To Require Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates To Disclose Their Federal Income Tax Returns"

(H.P. 980)  (L.D. 1422)

 

Sponsored by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec and Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, BATTLE of South Portland, CASÁS of Rockport, DUCHESNE of Hudson, GATTINE of Westbrook, GRANT of Gardiner, MELARAGNO of Auburn, Senator: CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-32)  Bill "An Act To Ban the Purchase of Retail Marijuana and Retail Marijuana Products with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program Benefits"

(H.P. 976)  (L.D. 1418)

 

Sponsored by Representative COREY of Windham.

Cosponsored by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland and Representatives: GERRISH of Lebanon, GROHMAN of Biddeford, HERRICK of Paris, MALABY of Hancock, MAREAN of Hollis, RECKITT of South Portland, SANDERSON of Chelsea, Senator: ROSEN of Hancock.

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

 

            Joint Select Committee on MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IMPLEMENTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Department of Health and Human Services

 

 

            (3-33)  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 29, Allowances for Support Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorder, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 977)  (L.D. 1419)

 

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

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative POULIOT of Augusta, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 947)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MAINE'S REALTORS

 

            WHEREAS, the Maine Association of REALTORS® has nearly 4,500 members actively involved in the business of real estate and it has approximately 450 affiliate members, including lenders, appraisers, title companies, building inspectors, surveyors and insurance providers; and

 

            WHEREAS, the not-for-profit association provides each member with an equal voice and representation in the real estate profession, serving members in all 16 Maine counties and in their communities; and

 

            WHEREAS, the benefit that the Maine Association of REALTORS® provides to Maine's economy includes not only the money spent and reinvested in the sale price of a property, but all those services and expenditures that occur in relation to a property transaction, both for a buyer and a seller; and

 

            WHEREAS, according to national statistics, it is estimated that one job is generated for every 2 home sales and that each home sale contributes about $60,000 to the economy; and

 

            WHEREAS, the real estate market in Maine is recovering, as evidenced by the number of home sales increasing by more than 12% to 20,296 homes sold in 2016 with a value of $4,760,000,000; and

 

            WHEREAS, home ownership has been enhanced by the work in Maine of the public and private sectors to provide housing opportunities; and

 

            WHEREAS, expanding home ownership will strengthen our State and its families and communities, enhance our economy and create jobs; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, take this opportunity to recognize the Maine Association of REALTORS® and its members for their positive contributions to and the significant role they play in the lives of Maine citizens and their communities and that their service and dedication to this State are a tribute to those values and principles that we all hold dear; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the Maine Association of REALTORS® and its 11 local association boards.

 

 

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            (4-2)  On motion of Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea, the following Joint Order:  (H.P. 946)

 

            ORDERED, the Senate concurring, that the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services shall report out, to the House, a bill regarding the reporting of limited information to the prescription monitoring program concerning methadone.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Kiara Carr, of Fairfield, a senior at Temple Academy in Waterville and a member of the girls basketball team, who recently scored her 1,400th career point.  We extend to Kiara our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 165)

 

 

            (5-2)  the Shead High School Girls Basketball Team, of Eastport, which won the Class D North Championship.  Members of the team include Holly Preston, Kiesha Scott, Audrey Bradbury, Justine Cheney, Roxanna McGregor, Cassidee Lawrence, Madison Greenlaw, Katelyn Mitchell, Halle Sullivan and Cassidy Wilder; managers Alexis Moore and Felicia Smith; assistant coach Dana Bowen; and head coach Dean Preston.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 172)

 

 

            (5-3)  the Spruce Mountain High School Girls Alpine Ski Team, of Jay, which won the Class B State Championship.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 202)

Presented by Representative RILEY of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-4)  Aaron Wilcox, of Alton, Soccer Coach at Bangor Christian School, who has recently been selected as National High School Boys Soccer Coach of the Year in the Private-Parochial Division by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.  His team had a 14-0 record this past season and won the State Class D championship.  We extend to Mr. Wilcox our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 212)

Presented by Representative REED of Carmel.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis, Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot, Representative DUCHESNE of Hudson, Representative FREY of Bangor, Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor, Representative SCHNECK of Bangor, Representative CARDONE of Bangor, Representative GUERIN of Glenburn.

 

 

            (5-5)  Valery Gillis, of Glenburn, who has received the Girl Scout Gold Award.  This is the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  We send our congratulations to her on this accomplishment;

 

(HLS 213)

Presented by Representative GUERIN of Glenburn.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-6)  the Vinalhaven School Girls Basketball Team, of Vinalhaven, which won the Class D State Championship.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 214)

Presented by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

 

            (5-7)  the Mount Desert Island High School One Act Team, of Bar Harbor, which won the State One Act Championships for the team's performance of The Insanity of Mary Girard.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 215)

Presented by Representative HUBBELL of Bar Harbor.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-8)  Aaron Thibodeau, of West Enfield, a senior at Penobscot 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 Aaron on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 216)

Presented by Representative HANINGTON of Lincoln.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-9)  Jeffrey Garfield, of Lowell, a senior at Mattanawcook 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 Jeffrey on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 218)

Presented by Representative HANINGTON of Lincoln.

Cosponsored by Representative TURNER of Burlington, Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-10)  Toby Laconte, of Boothbay, a special education teacher at Boothbay Region Elementary School, who is being presented with the Rotary Lifetime Service Award by the Rotary Club of Boothbay Harbor for her 40 years of service to the Boothbay region community.  Ms. Laconte has been an advocate for special needs children and a champion of the Special Olympics across the State and the country.  We extend to Ms. Laconte our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 220)

Presented by Representative HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor.

Cosponsored by Senator DOW of Lincoln.

 

 

            (5-11)  the Windham High School Girls Basketball Team, of Windham, which won the Maine Principals' Association Class AA North Sportsmanship Award.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 221)

Presented by Representative COREY of Windham.

Cosponsored by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland, Representative BRYANT of Windham.

 

 

            (5-12)  the Windham High School Wrestling Team, of Windham, which won the Maine Principals' Association Class A North Sportsmanship Award.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 222)

Presented by Representative COREY of Windham.

Cosponsored by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland, Representative BRYANT of Windham.

 

 

            (5-13)  Jenna Hanrahan, of Farmington, a sophomore at Mt. Blue High School, who was named the 2017 Morning Sentinel Girls Alpine Skier of the Year.  We extend to Jenna our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 223)

Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Representative HARVELL of Farmington, Representative SKOLFIELD of Weld.

 

 

            (5-14)  Tucker Barber, of Wilton, a senior at Mt. Blue High School, who was named the 2017 Morning Sentinel Boys Nordic Skier of the Year.  We extend to Tucker our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 224)

Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Representative HARVELL of Farmington, Representative SKOLFIELD of Weld.

 

 

            (5-15)  Julia Ramsey, of New Sharon, a senior at Mt. Blue High School, who was named the 2017 Morning Sentinel Girls Nordic Skier of the Year.  We extend to Julia our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 225)

Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Representative HARVELL of Farmington, Representative SKOLFIELD of Weld.

 

 

            (5-16)  Miles Pelletier, of Industry, a senior at Mt. Blue High School, who was named the 2017 Morning Sentinel Boys Alpine Skier of the Year.  We extend to Miles our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 226)

Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Representative HARVELL of Farmington, Representative SKOLFIELD of Weld.

 

 

            (5-17)  Chance David Bragan, of Presque Isle, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 171, 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, Chance designed, planned and built 2 new dugouts for a community baseball field.  We extend our congratulations to Chance on this achievement;

 

(HLS 227)

Presented by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook, Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

 

 

            (5-18)  Matthew Harrison, of Eastport, a senior at Shead 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 Matthew on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 228)

Presented by Representative TUELL of East Machias.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington.

 

 

            (5-19)  Ruth Applin, of Wiscasset, who is celebrating her 100th Birthday on April 16, 2017.  We extend to Mrs. Applin our congratulations on her birthday and offer her our best wishes;

 

(HLS 229)

Presented by Representative HANLEY of Pittston.

Cosponsored by Senator DOW of Lincoln.

 

 

            (5-20)  Gregory Morse, of Westbrook, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 70, 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, Gregory built a platform and set of stairs for the Windham/Raymond rod and gun club.  We extend our congratulations to Gregory on this achievement;

 

(HLS 230)

Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham.

Cosponsored by Senator BREEN of Cumberland, Senator DION of Cumberland, Representative BATES of Westbrook, Representative GATTINE of Westbrook.

 

 

            (5-21)  Eugene Walsh, of Newcastle, who celebrated his 100th Birthday on February 23, 2017.  We extend to Mr. Walsh our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 231)

Presented by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle.

Cosponsored by Senator DOW of Lincoln.

 

 

            (5-22)  the Maine Central Institute Football Team, of Pittsfield, which won the 2016 Class D State Championship.  Members of the team include players Dominic Wilson, Zyanthony Moss, Adam Bertrand, Josh Buker, Seth McCarron, David Young, Pedro Matos, Devon Varney, Nolan Berthelette, Andrew Whitaker, Clark Morrison, Isaac Bussell, Tyler Staples, Blake Frost, Clayton Hanlon, Travis Brunette, Will Russell, Eli Bussell, Willie Moss, Thomas Schellen, Matt Singh, Jeff Boutwell, Xavier Moss, Tucker Sharples, Kempton Roy, TJ Kuespert, Daniel Shute, Aaron Noonan, Daniel Pratts, Seth Bussell, Kazuma Yamamoto, Ryan Paradis, Jack Morton, Nathan Torres, Kurt Larochelle, Kyle Patton, Sam Tilton, Caleb Gilbert, Aaron Schanck, Henry McWilliams, Chase Immediato, Matthew Rumery, P.J. Plummer and Harrison Sites; assistant coaches Woody Moore, Lincoln Robinson, Eric Day, Bob Bussell, Adam Pomeroy, Corey Bussell and Alex Bertrand; and head coach Tom Bertrand.  Josh Buker was named the Morning Sentinel Football Player of the Year, and Tom Bertrand was named the Morning Sentinel Football Coach of the Year.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 232)

Presented by Representative STROM of Pittsfield.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-23)  the Portland High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team, of Portland, which won the 2017 Maine Class AA State Championship.  This is the team's 3rd state title in 4 consecutive years of championship games.  Members of the team include Charles Lyall, Clay Hardy, Tom Joyce, John Benton, Ben Fisher, Quinn Clark, Lino Ben, Manny Yugu, Terion Moss, Griffin Foley, Simon Chadbourne, Trey Bellew, Pedro Fonseca and Lewis Gaddas; assistant coaches Joe Giordano, Carmine Rumo and Jeff Hogan; and head coach Joseph Russo.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 233)

Presented by Representative JORGENSEN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator CHIPMAN of Cumberland, Senator DION of Cumberland, Representative HARLOW of Portland, Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland, Representative MOONEN of Portland, Representative SYLVESTER of Portland, Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland, Representative COLLINGS of Portland, Representative SANBORN of Portland.

 

 

            (5-24)  Camryn Berry, of Livermore, a senior at Spruce Mountain 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 Camryn on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 234)

Presented by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford, Representative RILEY of Jay.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-25)  the Honorable Calvin Augustus Thompson, of Lincoln, who served as a member of the House of Representatives during the 116th Legislature.  Mr. Thompson was a successful farmer, logger and businessman.  In 1960 he received the Outstanding Young Farmer for Penobscot County award, in 1987 the Outstanding Achievement Award from Lee Academy and in 1992 the Maine Outstanding Logger Award from the Maine Forest Products Council and the Northeast Division Outstanding Logger Award from the American Pulpwood Association.  He was a member of Horeb Lodge #93, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons and belonged to all the Scottish Rite bodies, including the Anah Shriners in Bangor.  Mr. Thompson will be long remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy, and his family, friends and colleagues;

 

(HLS 217)

Presented by Representative HANINGTON of Lincoln.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-26)  Pauline P. Davis, of Machias and a former longtime resident of Bethel.  Mrs. Davis worked at Gould Academy as secretary to the headmaster from 1959 to 1990 and later as a proofreader at The Bethel Citizen before retiring at 85 years of age.  Mrs. Davis will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family, friends and colleagues;

 

(HLS 219)

Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington, Representative TUELL of East Machias.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-14) on Bill "An Act To Determine When the Remains of Deceased Persons May Be Considered Abandoned"

(S.P. 69)  (L.D. 223)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    HYMANSON of York
                                    CHACE of Durham
                                    DENNO of Cumberland
                                    HAMANN of South Portland
                                    MADIGAN of Waterville
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    PARKER of South Berwick
                                    PERRY of Calais

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    HEAD of Bethel

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-14).

 

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            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-17) on Bill "An Act To Require State Compliance with Federal REAL ID Guidelines"

(S.P. 92)  (L.D. 306)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    COLLINS of York
                                    MIRAMANT of Knox
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    McLEAN of Gorham
                                    AUSTIN of Skowhegan
                                    BRYANT of Windham
                                    CEBRA of Naples
                                    GILLWAY of Searsport
                                    PARRY of Arundel
                                    PERKINS of Oakland
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor
                                    SHEATS of Auburn

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-18) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    GRANT of Gardiner

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-17).

 

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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. 146)  (L.D. 444) Bill "An Act To Increase the Maximum Registered Gross Weight Allowed for Vehicles with Disabled Veterans or Special Veterans Registration Plates"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 54)  (L.D. 135) Bill "An Act To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Disclose Information to the Personal Representative of the Estate of an Incapacitated or Dependent Adult Who Dies While under Public Guardianship or Public Conservatorship"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-15)

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 270)  (L.D. 364) Bill "An Act To Make Technical Changes to the Laws Governing Child Support"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 271)  (L.D. 365) Bill "An Act To Waive Background Checks for the Parent of a Child Who Is the Subject of an Adoption Proceeding"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 409)  (L.D. 569) Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 5:  Maine Disaster Recovery Fund, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, Maine Emergency Management Agency (EMERGENCY)  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 232)  (L.D. 299) Bill "An Act To Increase Voter Knowledge by Placing the Amount of the Total Current Bond Debt on Each Ballot That Contains a Bond Issue"  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-27)

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 384)  (L.D. 540) Bill "An Act To Help Municipalities Prepare for Sea Level Rise"  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-28)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Update References to the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 Contained in the Maine Revised Statutes

(S.P. 285)  (L.D. 885)

 

 

            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 Allow Alternate Flashing Headlights on a School Bus

(H.P. 29)  (L.D. 28)

 

            (10-3)  An Act Regarding Public Service Berthing Vessels Licensed for the Sale of Liquor

(S.P. 34)  (L.D. 85)
(C. "A" S-11)

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Allow Vehicles Hauling Animal Bedding To Travel over County or Town Ways without a Permit

(H.P. 164)  (L.D. 208)
(C. "A" H-13)

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Correct the Maine Uniform Trust Code Concerning Certain Beneficiaries

(H.P. 245)  (L.D. 331)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, April 6, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         Bill "An Act To Adjust the Timing for Recounts in Certain Municipal and Local School Elections"

(H.P. 881)  (L.D. 1269)

 

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

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS in NON-CONCURRENCE.

TABLED - April 6, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (10) Ought to Pass - Minority (3) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on TRANSPORTATION on Bill "An Act To Allow the Formation of Transportation Corridor Districts"

(S.P. 161)  (L.D. 500)

 

- In Senate, Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED.

TABLED - April 6, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (5) Refer to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - 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)

 

TABLED - April 6, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 Regarding Refusing To Submit to Arrest or Detention"

(H.P. 184)  (L.D. 251)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-24)  (9 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (4 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Enhance Safety on School Property"

(H.P. 235)  (L.D. 321)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-25)  (3 members)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Require a Dealer To Sell a Gun Lock with Every New Firearm"

(H.P. 258)  (L.D. 352)

 

Refer to the Committee on Taxation  (11 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (2 members)

 

(4)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Protect Maine Lakes and Ponds from Invasive Species"

(H.P. 265)  (L.D. 359)

 

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

 

(5)  From the Committee on Transportation on Resolve, To Study the Feasibility and Cost of Providing Passenger Rail Service to the City of Bangor

(H.P. 315)  (L.D. 435)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (11 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-26)  (2 members)

 

 

Robert B. Hunt
Clerk of the House

 

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

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Threatened Use of Force in the Crime of Robbery"

(S.P. 474)  (L.D. 1387)

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Falsification of Medical Records"

(S.P. 475)  (L.D. 1388)

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Allow Nonviolent Felons To Own Firearms at the Court's Discretion"

(S.P. 479)  (L.D. 1401)

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Ensure the Integrity of For-profit Colleges"

(S.P. 482)  (L.D. 1404)

 

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

 

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            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Encourage Broadband Coverage in Rural Maine"

(S.P. 477)  (L.D. 1399)

 

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

 

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            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Establish an Independent Citizens Oversight Committee on Maine's Welfare Programs"

(S.P. 486)  (L.D. 1408)

 

            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Increase Access to Workforce Development Programs for New Maine Residents"

(S.P. 490)  (L.D. 1412)

 

            (1-8)  Resolve, Regarding Sober Living Transitional Assistance

(S.P. 491)  (L.D. 1413)

 

            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Amend Certain Laws Governing Child Care Providers"

(S.P. 493)  (L.D. 1423)

 

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

 

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            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Public Nature of Annual Statements of Life Settlement Providers"

(S.P. 473)  (L.D. 1386)

 

            (1-11)  Bill "An Act Regarding Prescription Drug Step Therapy"

(S.P. 485)  (L.D. 1407)

 

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

 

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            (1-12)  Bill "An Act Regarding Payroll Deductions"

(S.P. 480)  (L.D. 1402)

 

            (1-13)  Bill "An Act To Reduce Regulations for Small Nonalcoholic Beverage Producers"

(S.P. 487)  (L.D. 1409)

 

            (1-14)  Bill "An Act To Adopt the Nurse Licensure Compact"

(S.P. 488)  (L.D. 1410)

 

            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 To Require Remote Sellers To Collect and Remit Sales and Use Tax on Sales into Maine and To Provide Retailers a Collection Allowance"

(S.P. 483)  (L.D. 1405)

 

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

 

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            (1-16)  Bill "An Act To Allow Vehicles Registered as Wreckers To Transport 2 Vehicles"

(S.P. 476)  (L.D. 1398)

 

            (1-17)  Bill "An Act To Create the Bar Harbor Port Authority" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 478)  (L.D. 1400)

 

            (1-18)  Bill "An Act Regarding Drug Testing in the Transportation Sector"

(S.P. 481)  (L.D. 1403)

 

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

 

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            (1-19)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Election Laws"

(S.P. 471)  (L.D. 1384)

 

            (1-20)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Limit Petitions for Direct Initiatives That Would Violate the Constitution of Maine

(S.P. 489)  (L.D. 1411)

 

            Come 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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

ENACTORS

 

 

Acts

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Require State Compliance with Federal REAL ID Guidelines

(S.P. 92)  (L.D. 306)
(C. "A" S-17)

 

 

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

 

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