Table of Contents

House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Change of Committee
Divided Report
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
NOTICE

 


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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


 

31st Legislative Day

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Father Frank Morin, St. Michael Parish, Augusta.

 

            Colors presented by Franco American War Veterans' Color Guard, Post 31, Lewiston.

 

            National Anthem by Rachel Boucher Ellis, Augusta.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance led by Honorable Paul Chace, Durham.

 

            Doctor of the day, Hani Jarawan, M.D., Portland.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Promote Workforce Development and Provide an Economic Stimulus for Maine-based Filmmakers and Supporting Businesses"

(S.P. 501)  (L.D. 1450)

 

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

 

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Create Veteran-friendly Workplaces"

(H.P. 996)  (L.D. 1441)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT in the House on April 13, 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. 134)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

April 19, 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:"

 

Health and Human Services

L.D. 269         An Act To Provide Training for Caregivers of Children with Autism and Related Disorders

L.D. 307         An Act To Facilitate the Implementation of Mobile Narcotic Treatment Programs in Rural Counties in the State

L.D. 804         An Act To Establish Long-term Memory Care Facilities and To Provide Adequate Staffing and Reimbursement

 

Transportation

L.D. 878         An Act To Allow Municipalities To Permit the Operation of Golf Carts on Municipally Owned Streets

L.D. 923         An Act To Establish an Enhanced Driver's License for Qualified Maine Residents To Facilitate Travel across Certain International Borders

L.D. 963         An Act To Require Certain Personnel on a Bridge Painting Project To Be Certified

L.D. 977         An Act To Allow a Motorist To Make a Left Turn at a Red Light under Certain Conditions

L.D. 1011       An Act To Require Pedestrians To Wear Reflective Clothing on Public Ways after Sunset

L.D. 1069       Resolve, To Increase the Availability of Motorcycle Rider Education

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Status of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers under the Maine Insurance Code"

(H.P. 1025)  (L.D. 1486)

 

Sponsored by Representative FOLEY of Wells.

Submitted by the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 1007) (Cosponsored by Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, ALLEY of Beals, AUSTIN of Skowhegan, AUSTIN of Gray, BABBIDGE of Kennebunk, BAILEY of Saco, BATES of Westbrook, BATTLE of South Portland, BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland, BERRY of Bowdoinham, BICKFORD of Auburn, BLACK of Wilton, BLUME of York, BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, BROOKS of Lewiston, BRYANT of Windham, CAMPBELL of Orrington, CARDONE of Bangor, CASÁS of Rockport, CEBRA of Naples, CHACE of Durham, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, COLLINGS of Portland, COOPER of Yarmouth, COREY of Windham, CRAIG of Brewer, DANA of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DeCHANT of Bath, DENNO of Cumberland, DEVIN of Newcastle, DILLINGHAM of Oxford, DOORE of Augusta, DUCHESNE of Hudson, DUNPHY of Old Town, ESPLING of New Gloucester, FARNSWORTH of Portland, FARRIN of Norridgewock, FAY of Raymond, FECTEAU of Biddeford, FOLEY of Wells, FREDETTE of Newport, FREY of Bangor, FULLER of Lewiston, GATTINE of Westbrook, GERRISH of Lebanon, Speaker GIDEON of Freeport, GILLWAY of Searsport, GINZLER of Bridgton, GOLDEN of Lewiston, GRANT of Gardiner, GRIGNON of Athens, GROHMAN of Biddeford, GUERIN of Glenburn, HAGGAN of Hampden, HAMANN of South Portland, HANDY of Lewiston, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HANLEY of Pittston, HARLOW of Portland, HARRINGTON of Sanford, HARVELL of Farmington, HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor, HEAD of Bethel, HERBIG of Belfast, HERRICK of Paris, HICKMAN of Winthrop, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, HILLIARD of Belgrade, HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, HYMANSON of York, JOHANSEN of Monticello, JORGENSEN of Portland, KINNEY of Limington, KINNEY of Knox, KORNFIELD of Bangor, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, LAWRENCE of South Berwick, LOCKMAN of Amherst, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, LYFORD of Eddington, MADIGAN of Waterville, MADIGAN of Rumford, MALABY of Hancock, MAREAN of Hollis, MARTIN of Sinclair, MASON of Lisbon, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McCREA of Fort Fairfield, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, McELWEE of Caribou, McLEAN of Gorham, MELARAGNO of Auburn, MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth, MOONEN of Portland, NADEAU of Winslow, O'CONNOR of Berwick, O'NEIL of Saco, ORDWAY of Standish, PARKER of South Berwick, PARRY of Arundel, PERKINS of Oakland, PERRY of Calais, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, PICKETT of Dixfield, PIERCE of Dresden, PIERCE of Falmouth, POULIOT of Augusta, PRESCOTT of Waterboro, RECKITT of South Portland, REED of Carmel, RILEY of Jay, RYKERSON of Kittery, SAMPSON of Alfred, SANBORN of Portland, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SCHNECK of Bangor, SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, SHEATS of Auburn, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, SIROCKI of Scarborough, SKOLFIELD of Weld, SPEAR of South Thomaston, STANLEY of Medway, STEARNS of Guilford, STETKIS of Canaan, STEWART of Presque Isle, STROM of Pittsfield, SUTTON of Warren, SYLVESTER of Portland, TALBOT ROSS of Portland, TEPLER of Topsham, TERRY of Gorham, THERIAULT of China, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TIPPING of Orono, TUCKER of Brunswick, TUELL of East Machias, TURNER of Burlington, VACHON of Scarborough, WADSWORTH of Hiram, WALLACE of Dexter, WARD of Dedham, WARREN of Hallowell, WHITE of Washburn, WINSOR of Norway, WOOD of Greene, ZEIGLER of Montville, Senators: BELLOWS of Kennebec, BRAKEY of Androscoggin, BREEN of Cumberland, CARPENTER of Aroostook, CARSON of Cumberland, CHENETTE of York, CHIPMAN of Cumberland, COLLINS of York, CUSHING of Penobscot, CYRWAY of Kennebec, DAVIS of Piscataquis, DESCHAMBAULT of York, DIAMOND of Cumberland, DILL of Penobscot, DION of Cumberland, DOW of Lincoln, GRATWICK of Penobscot, HAMPER of Oxford, HILL of York, JACKSON of Aroostook, KATZ of Kennebec, KEIM of Oxford, LANGLEY of Hancock, LIBBY of Androscoggin, MAKER of Washington, MASON of Androscoggin, MILLETT of Cumberland, MIRAMANT of Knox, ROSEN of Hancock, SAVIELLO of Franklin, President THIBODEAU of Waldo, VITELLI of Sagadahoc, VOLK of Cumberland, WHITTEMORE of Somerset, WOODSOME of York)

 

RÉSOLUTION CONJOINTE HONORANT LES FRANCO-AMÉRICAINS

 

            Considérant que, l'état du Maine est nommé après la province du Maine en France et que les villages de Paris et Calais portent les noms de la capitale de France et du port français de Calais, respectivement; et

 

            Considérant que, plus d'un tiers de la population du Maine est de descendance française et canadienne, et les franco-américains du Maine ont contribué beaucoup à la beauté et la qualité de cet état; et

 

            Considérant que, le français est la première langue de milliers de citoyens du Maine, et il y a eu une augmentation de l'utilisation de la langue française et une appréciation croissante de l'héritage franco-américain à travers l'état; et

 

            Considérant que, des clubs et des associations pour promouvoir la culture et la langue française sont nés à travers l'état, y inclus le caucus francophone à la capitale; et

 

            Considérant que, les gens qui parlent couramment le français et l'anglais sont une ressource économique et culturelle pour l'état du Maine; et

 

            Considérant que, le tourisme culturel sera accru par les véritables centres franco-américains à travers l'état et la grande présence de franco-américains dans le Maine peut renforcir davantage nos relations avec le Canada, la France, et les autres pays francophones; et

 

            Considérant que, le premier Jour Franco-Américain a été célébré mercredi, 6 mars, 2002, à la Capitale de l'État; maintenant, alors, qu'il soit

 

            Résolu, que nous, les membres de la Cent-Vingt- huitième Législature, assemblés dans la première session régulière, au nom des gens que nous représentons, proclamons que mercredi, 19 avril, 2017 est le Jour Franco-Américain, soit célébré à la Capitale de l'État; et qu'il soit aussi

 

            Résolu, que le Jour Franco-Américain soit célébré pour commémorer la riche histoire du peuple français dans l'état du Maine et aux États-Unis d'Amérique.

 

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JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING FRANCO-AMERICAN DAY

 

            WHEREAS, the State of Maine is named after the Province of Maine in France, and the towns of Paris and Calais owe their names to the capital city of France and the French port city of Calais, respectively; and

 

            WHEREAS, more than 1/3 of the population of Maine is of French and Canadian descent and Franco-Americans in Maine have contributed much to the beauty and quality of this State; and

 

            WHEREAS, French is the primary language of thousands of Maine citizens and there has been a resurgence in the use of the French language and a heightened appreciation of the Franco-American heritage throughout the State; and

 

            WHEREAS, clubs and organizations to promote French culture and language have sprung up throughout the State, including the Francophone Caucus at the Capitol; and

 

            WHEREAS, fluent French-English bilingual people are a cultural and economic resource to the State; and

 

            WHEREAS, cultural tourism can be greatly enhanced by the genuine Franco-American centers throughout the State, and the large Franco-American presence in Maine can further strengthen our relationships with Canada, France and the rest of the francophone world; and

 

            WHEREAS, the first Franco-American Day was celebrated on Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at the State Capitol; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, proclaim that Wednesday, April 19, 2017 is Franco-American Day, to be celebrated at the State Capitol; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That Franco-American Day be celebrated to commemorate the rich history of the French people in the State of Maine and the United States of America.

 

 

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            (4-2)  On motion of Representative POULIOT of Augusta, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 1024)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING APRIL 2017 AS FOSTERING FINANCIAL EDUCATION MONTH

 

            WHEREAS, financial education is essential to ensuring that students, young adults and families are prepared to effectively budget, manage, save and invest their money; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, a past recipient of the prestigious State Coalition of the Year Award from the National Jump$tart Coalition for its initiatives, efforts and support of personal financial education in Maine, has demonstrated leadership in expanding financial education learning opportunities and outreach for students and educators through free webinars, classroom presentations, programs and other creative initiatives in order to provide a better understanding of personal finance in Maine schools; and

 

            WHEREAS, the 8th annual Fostering Financial Education in Maine Schools Conference, to be held April 28, 2017 at the Augusta Civic Center, provides training and financial education resources to help include financial literacy instruction in the school experience for K-12 students and young adults; and

 

            WHEREAS, over the past 7 years the conference has enabled nearly 1,000 teachers and community educators to offer financial literacy instruction and materials to students and young adults in every region of the State; and

 

            WHEREAS, the conference and other related events and programs are a collaboration of business, government, nonprofit and financial education organizations working together as the Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, including the Office of Securities within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, the Finance Authority of Maine, the Maine Credit Union League, Maine's credit unions, the Maine Bankers Association and Maine's banks; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to recognize April 2017 as Fostering Financial Education Month in order to raise awareness about the Fostering Financial Education in Maine Schools Conference and to emphasize the importance of helping and encouraging Maine's young people to become financially capable adults so that they may fulfill their dreams and aspirations, and we urge all citizens to participate in educating students to become financially capable.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Karan Sheldon, of Blue Hill, a cofounder of Northeast Historic Film in Bucksport, who is retiring after 40 years with the organization, which collects home movies, amateur films, television news films, industrial films and travel films and is a national leader among regional film archives.  Ms. Sheldon is an internationally recognized advocate for the importance of home movies and amateur films and their preservation and was an early member of the National Film Preservation Board.  Some of Northeast Historic Film's achievements under her leadership are the restoration of the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport and the design and construction of a state-of-the-art conservation center for the long-term preservation of film and video.  We extend to Ms. Sheldon our congratulations on her accomplishments and offer her our best wishes on her retirement;

 

(SLS 189)

 

 

            (5-2)  David Weiss, of Blue Hill, a cofounder of Northeast Historic Film in Bucksport, who is retiring after 40 years with the organization, which collects home movies, amateur films, television news films, industrial films and travel films and is a national leader among regional film archives.  Mr. Weiss is an internationally recognized advocate for the importance of home movies and amateur films, and he has worked tirelessly to collect, preserve and grant access to the film and video record of northern New England.  Some of Northeast Historic Film's achievements under his leadership are the organization's educational and cultural partnerships to incorporate film collections into school curricula and national and international advocacy for home movies and amateur films and their preservation.  We extend to Mr. Weiss our congratulations on his accomplishments and offer him our best wishes on his retirement;

 

(SLS 190)

 

 

            (5-3)  Danny Buteau, of Sabattus, a senior at Oak Hill High School and a member of the wrestling team, who was named the Kennebec Journal Wrestler of the Year.  We extend to Danny our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 191)

 

 

            (5-4)  Gerald and Sheril Peters, of Sangerville, who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on April 15, 2017.  They have 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  We extend to Mr. and Mrs. Peters our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 192)

 

 

            (5-5)  the Honorable Paulette G. Beaudoin, of Biddeford, on her posthumous induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame.  Representative Beaudoin served in the Maine House of Representatives from 2006 to 2014 representing District No. 135.  Before, during and after her legislative service, she was relied upon by French-speaking residents in Biddeford to help them understand issues affecting the State and Biddeford.  We acknowledge Representative Beaudoin's service to her community and to the State, and we send her family our congratulations on her posthumous induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame;

 

(HLS 244)

Presented by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

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

 

 

            (5-6)  Jean Paul Fortin, of Augusta, on his induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame.  Mr. Fortin, who was elected President of Le Club Calumet in 1996, received the club's highest honor, La Medaille d'Honneur, in 2008 for his outstanding service to the club and the community at large.  Since his retirement in 1997, he has worked as a full-time volunteer on a variety of projects in the community.  We acknowledge Mr. Fortin's service to his community and to the State, and we send him our congratulations on his induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame;

 

(HLS 245)

Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Representative BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, Representative DOORE of Augusta, Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York, Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

 

 

            (5-7)  Juliana L'Heureux, of Topsham, on her induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame.  Ms. L'Heureux has been writing articles and presenting to groups about the history, language, culture and religion of the Francophones and the State's Franco-Americans for the past 30 years.  Among her many efforts, she has served on the Task Force for Franco-Americans and is a member of the Board of the University of Southern Maine Lewiston Auburn College Franco-American Collection.  We acknowledge Ms. L'Heureux's service to her community and to the State, and we send her our congratulations on her induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame;

 

(HLS 246)

Presented by Representative TEPLER of Topsham.

Cosponsored by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc, Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York, Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

 

 

            (5-8)  Dr. Muriel Poulin, of Springvale, on her induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame.  Dr. Poulin's nursing career has spanned more than 50 years in over a dozen countries, and she has been honored as a "living legend" by the American Academy of Nursing for her contributions to the field.  Since her return to Springvale in 1989, she has given her all to the process of bettering the community.  We acknowledge Dr. Poulin's service to her community and to the State, and we send her our congratulations on her induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame;

 

(HLS 247)

Presented by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York, Representative HARRINGTON of Sanford, Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York, Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

 

 

            (5-9)  Lionel Meservier, of Lewiston, on his induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame.  Mr. Meservier, a member of the C'est Si Bon Band, has promoted the French language and French music, playing throughout the northeastern United States and at the Quebec Winter Carnival.  He also participated in the French Program at Hall-Dale Elementary School in Hallowell and in the University of Southern Maine, Lewiston, Senior College French Reacquisition Class.  We acknowledge Mr. Meservier's service to his community and to the State, and we send him our congratulations on his induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame;

 

(HLS 248)

Presented by Representative HANDY of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin, Representative FULLER of Lewiston, Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston, Representative BROOKS of Lewiston, Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake, Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York.

 

 

            (5-10)  Andre Pied, of Skowhegan, on his induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame.  Mr. Pied helped create the French language exchange between Skowhegan's adult education program and Commission scolaire de la Beauce-Etchemin in Saint-Georges, Quebec, Canada.  He also played an instrumental role in the Kennebec-Chaudiere International Corridor commission.  We acknowledge Mr. Pied's service to his community and to the State, and we send him our congratulations on his induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame;

 

(HLS 249)

Presented by Representative GRIGNON of Athens.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset, Representative AUSTIN of Skowhegan, Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York, Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake, Representative LAWRENCE of South Berwick.

 

 

            (5-11)  Joel and Therese Dionne, of Madawaska, on their induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame.  Mr. and Mrs. Dionne have been long-term, tireless advocates for the preservation of the French language and culture in the St. John Valley.  Among their many other efforts, they helped organize the 2014 World Acadian Congress and have led fund-raising and membership drives of the Association Francaise de la Vallee St-Jean, of which they are members.  We acknowledge Mr. and Mrs. Dionne's service to their community and to the State, and we send them our congratulations on their induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame;

 

(HLS 250)

Presented by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook, Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York, Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-12)  Gilles Edouard Auger, of Sanford.  Mr. Auger was born in Sanford in 1935 and graduated from St. Ignatius High School.  He was the first in his family to attend college, earning a bachelor's degree in French from the University of Maine at Orono.  He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, earning a Diplome from the Sorbonne in Paris, and later received a master's degree in education from UMO.  Mr. Auger taught French at many schools in the State, including Lubec High School, Gould Academy, Sanford High School and Nasson College.  He spent the rest of his career at the Department of Human Services, retiring in 1997.  Mr. Auger was very active in Sanford community affairs, serving as Voter Registrar, Town Moderator, a board member of the Goodall Library and the Sanford Historical Committee, the first president of the St. Ignatius Parish Council and a founding member of both the York County Teachers Federal Credit Union and the Sanford-Springvale Historical Society.  He also held memberships in the Knights of Columbus and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.  In 2003 he and his wife, Claire, were inducted into the Franco-American Hall of Fame.  Mr. Auger will be long remembered and greatly missed by his family, his many friends and his community;

 

(HLS 251)

Presented by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York, Representative HYMANSON of York, Representative HARRINGTON of Sanford.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Change of Committee

 

            (6-1)  Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act Regarding Pay Equality"

(S.P. 422)  (L.D. 1259)

 

            Reporting that it be REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

 

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Divided Report

 

            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Issuance of Birth Certificates for Adopted Persons Born in Maine"

(S.P. 166)  (L.D. 505)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    KEIM of Oxford
                                    HILL of York
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset

            Representatives:
                                    MOONEN of Portland
                                    BABBIDGE of Kennebunk
                                    BAILEY of Saco
                                    BRADSTREET of Vassalboro
                                    CARDONE of Bangor
                                    GUERIN of Glenburn
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell
                                    RECKITT of South Portland
                                    SHERMAN of Hodgdon

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    JOHANSEN of Monticello

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

 

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-25) on Bill "An Act Regarding the Sale of Alcohol by a Manufacturer with an On-premises Retail License"

(S.P. 129)  (L.D. 388)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    LUCHINI of Ellsworth
                                    CASÁS of Rockport
                                    DILLINGHAM of Oxford
                                    HICKMAN of Winthrop
                                    LONGSTAFF of Waterville
                                    MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor
                                    WHITE of Washburn

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin

            Representatives:
                                    FARRIN of Norridgewock
                                    HANINGTON of Lincoln

            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-25).

 

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Provide $500,000 of Matching Funds over 4 Years through Appropriations and Allocations To Preserve Rural Heritage and Living History Pertaining to Science and Technology in Penobscot and York Counties"

(H.P. 530)  (L.D. 750)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MAKER of Washington
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    DAUGHTRY of Brunswick
                                    FARNSWORTH of Portland
                                    FULLER of Lewiston
                                    GINZLER of Bridgton
                                    McCREA of Fort Fairfield
                                    PIERCE of Falmouth
                                    STEWART of Presque Isle
                                    TURNER of Burlington

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-40) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    SAMPSON of Alfred

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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-45) on Bill "An Act To Ensure Resiliency of the Maine Electrical Grid"

(H.P. 373)  (L.D. 529)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    WOODSOME of York
                                    DION of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

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

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-39) on Bill "An Act To Reimburse Nursing Homes for the Loss of Coinsurance and Deductibles for Skilled Nursing Beds under Rules Adopted by the Department of Health and Human Services"

(H.P. 21)  (L.D. 20)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    HYMANSON of York
                                    DENNO of Cumberland
                                    HAMANN of South Portland
                                    HEAD of Bethel
                                    MADIGAN of Waterville
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    PARKER of South Berwick
                                    PERRY of Calais
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    CHACE of Durham

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            (6-7)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-43) on Bill "An Act To Improve Insurance Coverage for First Responders Answering a Call to Duty"

(H.P. 54)  (L.D. 67)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BELLOWS of Kennebec

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VOLK of Cumberland
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

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

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            (6-8)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Require Biennial State Motor Vehicle Inspections"

(H.P. 439)  (L.D. 623)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    COLLINS of York
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-37) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MIRAMANT of Knox

            Representatives:
                                    CEBRA of Naples
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor

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            (6-9)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-38) on Bill "An Act To Allow Learner's Permits To Be Issued by Driver Education Schools"

(H.P. 626)  (L.D. 877)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MIRAMANT of Knox
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    AUSTIN of Skowhegan
                                    CEBRA of Naples
                                    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:
                                    McLEAN of Gorham
                                    BRYANT of Windham
                                    GILLWAY of Searsport
                                    PARRY of Arundel

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            (6-10)  Seven Members of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS report in Report "A" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-41) on Bill "An Act To Increase the State Share of the Cost of Health Insurance for Retired Teachers" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 370)  (L.D. 526)

 

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

            Four Members of the same Committee report in Report "B" Ought Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

 

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

            Two Members of the same Committee report in Report "C" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-42) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MAKER of Washington

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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. 142)  (L.D. 415) Bill "An Act To Modify the Amount of Product Samples of Malt Liquor, Wine or Spirits That May Be Provided to Retail Licensees"  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 28)  (L.D. 79) Bill "An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Career and Technical Student Organizations"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-27)

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 331)  (L.D. 992) Bill "An Act To Authorize Moving the Town Line between Baileyville and Baring Plantation"  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-26)

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 394)  (L.D. 552) Bill "An Act To Amend Maine's Fish and Wildlife Licensing Laws"  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 346)  (L.D. 483) Bill "An Act To Improve Enforcement of Snowmobile Noise Levels"  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-48)

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment yesterday, 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 William D. Morris, of Saco

(HLS 104)

 

TABLED - March 2, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative O'NEIL of Saco.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         Resolve, Regarding Court Facilities in York County

(S.P. 427)  (L.D. 1264)

 

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.

TABLED - April 11, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

PENDING - REFERENCE IN CONCURRENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Spruce Mountain High School Girls Alpine Ski Team, of Jay

(HLS 202)

 

TABLED - April 11, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative RILEY of Jay.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Matthew Harrison, of Eastport

(HLS 228)

 

TABLED - April 11, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative TUELL of East Machias.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       HOUSE REPORT - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-28) - Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT on Bill "An Act To Help Municipalities Prepare for Sea Level Rise"

(H.P. 384)  (L.D. 540)

 

TABLED - April 13, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE REPORT. (Roll Call Ordered)

 

 

 

 

 

11.       JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING APPLICATION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES FOR CALLING A CONVENTION TO PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES TO LIMIT THE POWER OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

(H.P. 987)

 

TABLED - April 13, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - ADOPTION (2/3 Vote Required).

 

 

 

 

 

12.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-31) - Minority (5) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT on Bill "An Act To Establish Maine Buy Local Month"

(H.P. 293)  (L.D. 402)

 

TABLED - April 18, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative BRYANT of Windham.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

13.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (11) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (2) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-32) - Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT on Bill "An Act To Incentivize Legislative Carpooling"

(H.P. 451)  (L.D. 635)

 

TABLED - April 18, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative BRYANT of Windham.

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 Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Require a Game Warden's Certificate To Kill Wild Animals Causing Damage to Crops or Orchards and Notification to Nearby Residents"

(H.P. 209)  (L.D. 276)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass  (2 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Bill "An Act To Allow Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Who Have Attained Certain Degrees To Use the Title of Doctor"

(H.P. 382)  (L.D. 538)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (8 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-50)  (4 members)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Marine Resources on Bill "An Act To Improve Productivity in Authorized Municipal Shellfish Conservation Areas with Predation Protection Measures in Place"

(H.P. 276)  (L.D. 370)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (9 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-47)  (4 members)

 

(4)  From the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Bill "An Act To Promote Keeping Workers in Maine"

(H.P. 350)  (L.D. 487)

 

Report "A" reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-49)  (6 members)
Report "B" reporting Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

 

 

 

Robert B. Hunt
Clerk of the House