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
Change of Committee
Ought to Pass as Amended
Divided Report
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS

 


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The House Calendar

The Advance Journal and Calendar of the House of Representatives

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

33rd Legislative Day

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Myrick Cross, St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, Brewer.

 

            National Anthem by Sydney Anderson, Elm Street School, East Machias.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Brian Pierce, M.D., Camden.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, April 20, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 523)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING APRIL 2017
AS SECOND CHANCE MONTH

 

            WHEREAS, every person is endowed with human dignity and value; and

 

            WHEREAS, redemption and second chances are American values; and

 

            WHEREAS, an estimated 65 million American citizens have a criminal record; and

 

            WHEREAS, individuals returning from prison and those who have paid their debts after committing a crime face a "second prison" of stigma and obstacles, also known as collateral consequences; and

 

            WHEREAS, individuals with criminal histories encounter significant barriers such as an inability to find housing, employment or education, regain voting rights, volunteer in their communities, secure identification documentation and pay off substantial financial debt accrued as a result of conviction and incarceration; and

 

            WHEREAS, these barriers can contribute to recidivism, which increases victimization, decreases public safety and results in lost human capital and economic output for communities; and

 

            WHEREAS, the designation of April as Second Chance Month can contribute to increased public awareness about the "second prison," the need for closure for those who have paid their debts and opportunities for individuals, employers, congregations and communities to extend second chances; 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 Second Chance Month, and we urge citizens to observe this month through actions and programs that promote awareness of the "second prison" and provide closure for those who have paid their debts.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Promote Prescription Drug Price Transparency"

(S.P. 484)  (L.D. 1406)

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

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

(S.P. 413)  (L.D. 1222)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT in the House on April 11, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Bill was REFERRED to the Joint Select Committee on MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IMPLEMENTATION in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Enhance Access to Affordable Health Care"

(I.B. 2)  (L.D. 1039)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES in the House on March 16, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Bill and accompanying papers INDEFINITELY POSTPONED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 138)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

April 21, 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 23, "An Act To Provide for Legislative Review of Federally Mandated Major Substantive Rules under the Maine Administrative Procedures Act."

 

Under current Maine law, the Executive branch is authorized to work with the Federal government and form cooperative agreements where state agencies get paid by the federal government to implement federal rules and laws.  This works well because state agencies have a better understanding about the needs of Maine citizens and businesses than the federal government.  This bill will drastically change this process by stripping this authority from the Executive branch and giving it to the Legislature. 

 

If this bill goes into law, there are many programs that could be negatively impacted.  Some of these programs require frequent approvals of updated industry supported standards.  How will the Legislature be able to keep up with these changes when they are in session for only part of the year?  This bill could easily add years to programs to process, which could cost Maine industries millions of dollars in lost revenue. 

 

For a long time the state has had successful cooperative agreements with many programs, including school lunch inspections, milk and dairy, forestry, potatoes, eggs and fruit and vegetables.  Eggs and potatoes alone have at least a half-billion-dollar impact on the Maine economy, which is especially critical in struggling rural areas.  There is no problem with the current system; therefore, the Legislature should not risk hurting businesses just to have a little more power.

 

For this reason, I return LD 23 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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

(H.P. 24)  (L.D. 23)

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 136)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

April 25, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Please be advised that pursuant to his authority, Governor Paul R. LePage has nominated the following:

 

On April 20, 2017

 

Adrian P. Kendall, Esq. of Cumberland for appointment to the Maine Rural Development Authority.

Pursuant to Title 5, MRSA §13120-D, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

On April 24, 2017

 

Patricia A. Rice of Veazie for reappointment to the State Liquor and Lottery Commission.

Pursuant to Title 5, MRSA §283-A, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 137)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

April 25, 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:"

 

Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

L.D. 245         An Act To Repeal the Affirmative Defense for Cruelty to Animals

L.D. 653         Resolve, To Establish a Working Group To Propose Changes to the Animal Welfare Laws

L.D. 758         An Act To Provide Free Admission for Permanently Disabled Persons at Maine State Parks

L.D. 760         An Act To Promote Safety with Respect to Touching Livestock or Other Animals

L.D. 828         An Act To Require a Veterinarian to be Present at an Agricultural Fair

L.D. 893         An Act To Improve and Protect Maine Organic Milk Producers

L.D. 982         An Act To Protect Abused or Neglected Animals

L.D. 1028       An Act To Improve Soil Quality and Profits for Maine Farms

 

Criminal Justice and Public Safety

L.D. 639         An Act To Require an Interstate Identification Index System Background Check for Certain Crimes

L.D. 640         An Act To Require an Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment prior to Setting Bail in Domestic Violence Arrests in Which the Alleged Abuser Has Been Taken into Custody

 

Education and Cultural Affairs

L.D. 43           Resolve, To Establish the Task Force To Study Higher Education Attainment and Completion Goals

L.D. 987         Resolve, To Direct the Department of Education To Form a Study Group To Improve Public Education

L.D. 1074       An Act To Support Public Charter School Enrollment Options for Certain Students

 

Energy, Utilities and Technology

L.D. 405         An Act To Make Changes to the So-called Dig Safe Law

L.D. 802         An Act To Strengthen the Independence of the Public Advocate

 

Environment and Natural Resources

L.D. 469         An Act To Establish a Generally Applicable Regulatory Standard To Address Impacts of Sea Level Change and Increased Storm Surges

L.D. 739         An Act To Improve Beach-cast Seaweed Management for Health, Ecology and Tourism

L.D. 1081       An Act To Amend the Municipal Subdivision Laws Regarding the Exemption for Transfers to Owners of Abutting Land

 

Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

L.D. 466         An Act To Protect Employees from Abusive Work Environments

L.D. 810         An Act To Allow Funeral Homes To Own and Operate Crematories

L.D. 811         An Act Regarding Continuing Education for Persons Engaged in the Practice of Funeral Service

L.D. 872         An Act To Establish Requirements Related to the Practice of Dry Needling

L.D. 954         An Act To Make Certain Contraception Available over the Counter

L.D. 1056       An Act To Protect Homeowners from Workers' Compensation Claims

L.D. 1155       An Act To Improve the Lives of Working Families

 

Marine Resources

L.D. 115         An Act To Protect the Marine Worm Industry

 

State and Local Government

L.D. 830         An Act To Authorize Portions of the City of Caribou to Secede and Form the Town of Lyndon

L.D. 876         Resolve, To Increase Pedestrian Crosswalk Safety

L.D. 1141       An Act To Make Election Day a State Holiday

 

Transportation

L.D. 636         An Act To Require the Department of Transportation To Use 3rd-party Certified Examiners for Lead Inspections

L.D. 1024       Resolve, To Direct the Secretary of State To Initiate the Process To Redesign Special Veterans Registration Plates

L.D. 1115       An Act To Establish a Specialty License Plate for Female Veterans

L.D. 1145       An Act To Allow the Department of Transportation To Recover Costs Incurred by the Department for Allowing Access to a Controlled Access Highway

 

Veterans and Legal Affairs

L.D. 961         An Act To Improve the Cost-efficiency of Funds Disbursed under the Maine Clean Election Act

L.D. 1102       An Act To Discourage Tenants from Damaging Rental Property

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Modernize the Laws Governing Maine Harness Racing"

(H.P. 1052)  (L.D. 1532)

 

Sponsored by Representative MAREAN of Hollis.

Submitted by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

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

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Retired State Employees and Teachers from Returning to Work While Collecting Retirement Benefits"

(H.P. 1033)  (L.D. 1509)

 

Sponsored by Representative SAMPSON of Alfred.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, GERRISH of Lebanon, KINNEY of Limington, O'CONNOR of Berwick, SIROCKI of Scarborough, STETKIS of Canaan, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, WADSWORTH of Hiram.

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

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Fund Wastewater Infrastructure Projects for Ratification by Voters in the June 2017 Election"

(H.P. 1034)  (L.D. 1510)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

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

 

            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for the Protection of Public Health and Marine Resources and To Achieve Cost Savings in State Facilities Owned by the Department of Marine Resources"

(H.P. 1035)  (L.D. 1511)

 

Sponsored by Representative PIERCE of Dresden.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Protect the Health and Safety of First Responders"

(H.P. 1036)  (L.D. 1512)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARRINGTON of Sanford.

Submitted by the Department of Public Safety pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Provide Funds for Access to Federal Training Facilities for First Responders" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1050)  (L.D. 1526)

 

Sponsored by Representative CASÁS of Rockport.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland, DILLINGHAM of Oxford, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, TUELL of East Machias.

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

 

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

 

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            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Provide for Affordable Long-term Energy Prices in Maine"

(H.P. 1037)  (L.D. 1513)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Representative: WADSWORTH of Hiram.

 

            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Provide Maine Landlords Advance Notice of Water Disconnection Postings"

(H.P. 1038)  (L.D. 1514)

 

Sponsored by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

Cosponsored by Senator DION of Cumberland and Representatives: HARLOW of Portland, HARVELL of Farmington, O'CONNOR of Berwick, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

 

            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Reduce Electric Rates for Maine Businesses by Amending the Laws Governing Spending from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Trust Fund"

(H.P. 1039)  (L.D. 1515)

 

Sponsored by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram.

Cosponsored by Representatives: HANLEY of Pittston, HARVELL of Farmington, O'CONNOR of Berwick.

 

            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Encourage Broadband Development through Private Investment"

(H.P. 1040)  (L.D. 1516)

 

Sponsored by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram.

Cosponsored by Representatives: HANLEY of Pittston, HARVELL of Farmington, O'CONNOR of Berwick.

 

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

 

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            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Address Hunger, Support Maine Farms and Reduce Waste" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1054)  (L.D. 1534)

 

Sponsored by Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, CASÁS of Rockport, GROHMAN of Biddeford, HAMANN of South Portland, MADIGAN of Waterville, MAREAN of Hollis, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, Senator: BREEN of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Access to Behavioral Health Services"

(H.P. 1041)  (L.D. 1517)

 

Sponsored by Representative PERRY of Calais.

Cosponsored by Senator CHIPMAN of Cumberland and Representatives: CHACE of Durham, DENNO of Cumberland, MALABY of Hancock, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, TALBOT ROSS of Portland, Senator: KATZ of Kennebec.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Formalize the Governance of the Maine Educational and Attainment Research Navigation System, a Longitudinal Data Series for Workforce Information"

(H.P. 1042)  (L.D. 1518)

 

Sponsored by Representative VACHON of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, LOCKMAN of Amherst, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, STETKIS of Canaan, Senator: LANGLEY of Hancock.

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

 

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

 

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            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Define the Intertidal Zone for the Management and Enforcement of Shellfish Conservation Ordinances"

(H.P. 1043)  (L.D. 1519)

 

Sponsored by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle.

Cosponsored by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, BLUME of York, Speaker GIDEON of Freeport, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, SPEAR of South Thomaston.

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

 

            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Create an Aquaculture License"

(H.P. 1044)  (L.D. 1520)

 

Sponsored by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle.

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

 

            Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Modernize the State's Procurement Laws"

(H.P. 1055)  (L.D. 1535)

 

Sponsored by Representative PICKETT of Dixfield.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: HARRINGTON of Sanford, ORDWAY of Standish.

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

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Property Tax Laws"

(H.P. 1045)  (L.D. 1521)

 

Sponsored by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Representative: BICKFORD of Auburn.

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

 

            (3-18)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a Local Option Sales Tax"

(H.P. 1046)  (L.D. 1522)

 

Sponsored by Representative SYLVESTER of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin and Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, CASÁS of Rockport, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, MADIGAN of Rumford, RYKERSON of Kittery, TERRY of Gorham, WARREN of Hallowell, Senator: CHIPMAN of Cumberland.

 

            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Replace the Educational Opportunity Tax Credit with the Student Loan Repayment Credit for Maine Residents"

(H.P. 1057)  (L.D. 1537)

 

Sponsored by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator DOW of Lincoln and Representatives: HILLIARD of Belgrade, STANLEY of Medway.

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

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Exempt Motor Vehicles Less than 12 Years Old from Inspection"

(H.P. 1047)  (L.D. 1523)

 

Sponsored by Representative CEBRA of Naples.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

 

            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Amend Maine Motor Vehicle Laws"

(H.P. 1048)  (L.D. 1524)

 

Sponsored by Representative HANINGTON of Lincoln.

Submitted by the Department of Public Safety pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-22)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Laws Governing Alcohol Manufacturer Licenses"

(H.P. 1049)  (L.D. 1525)

 

Sponsored by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: Speaker GIDEON of Freeport, GUERIN of Glenburn, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, PIERCE of Falmouth, SANBORN of Portland.

 

            (3-23)  Bill "An Act To Update the Laws Relating to Liquor Licensing and Enforcement"

(H.P. 1053)  (L.D. 1533)

 

Sponsored by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

Cosponsored by Representative: DILLINGHAM of Oxford.

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

 

            (3-24)  Bill "An Act To Allow Maine Manufacturers To Sell Products for Off-premises Consumption at Taste-testing Events and Farmers' Markets and To Allow Taste Testings at Farmers' Markets"

(H.P. 1056)  (L.D. 1536)

 

Sponsored by Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop.

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

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Safety, Quality and Transparency in the Medical Marijuana Market and To Ensure Sufficient Funding for Regulation and Enforcement with Respect to the Retail Marijuana Industry"

(H.P. 1051)  (L.D. 1527)

 

Sponsored by Representative PERRY of Calais.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: DENNO of Cumberland, SANDERSON of Chelsea, TUELL of East Machias.

 

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

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth, the following Joint Order:  (H.P. 1058)

 

            ORDERED, the Senate concurring, that the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs shall report out, to the House, a resolution amending the Constitution of Maine regarding the direct initiative process.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  the Town of Bucksport, which earned the Safety and Health Award for Public Employers certification from the Maine Department of Labor.  This certification, also known as SHAPE, recognizes public sector organizations that voluntarily undertake a rigorous safety achievement program for their workplace.  We congratulate the Town of Bucksport on its receiving this certification;

 

(SLS 199)

 

 

            (5-2)  Aaron L. Young, of Sidney, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 401, 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, Aaron coordinated the reconstruction of the baseball field and the installation of a new backstop at the James H. Bean School in Sidney.  We extend our congratulations to Aaron on this achievement;

 

(SLS 200)

 

 

            (5-3)  Jeffrey Lacroix, of Auburn, Administrator for the Rumford Community Home, who has received the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators for his leadership of a high-performing skilled nursing facility.  We extend to Mr. Lacroix our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 201)

 

 

            (5-4)  Naomi Zarin, of Gray, an eighth-grade student at Friends School of Portland, who won the Cumberland County Spelling Bee.  This is Naomi's second consecutive victory in this event.  We extend to Naomi our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 202)

 

 

            (5-5)  Wyman's of Maine, headquartered in Milbridge, which received a 2016 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence in the large-business category.  We extend to everyone at Wyman's of Maine our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 203)

 

 

            (5-6)  Vivian Rita Field, of Fairfield, who has received the Boston Post Cane, an honor given to the oldest citizen of a municipality.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ms. Field on this occasion;

 

(HLS 268)

Presented by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec.

 

 

            (5-7)  Margaret Marcotte, of Jay, who is celebrating her 100th Birthday on May 6, 2017.  We extend to Mrs. Marcotte our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 271)

Presented by Representative RILEY of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

 

            (5-8)  Nathaniel McNutt, of West Paris, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Nathaniel on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 272)

Presented by Representative WINSOR of Norway.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford, Senator HAMPER of Oxford, Representative HERRICK of Paris, Representative DILLINGHAM of Oxford, Representative GINZLER of Bridgton.

 

 

            (5-9)  Melissa Shea, of New Vineyard, who has been named the 2016 Conservation Cooperator of the Year by the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District.  We extend to Ms. Shea our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 274)

Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

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

 

 

            (5-10)  George Merrill, of Jay, who has been named the 2016 Conservation Logger of the Year by the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District.  We extend to Mr. Merrill our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 275)

Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

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

 

 

            (5-11)  Robert Leso, of Chesterville, who has received the 2016 Outstanding Stewardship Award from the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District.  We extend to Mr. Leso our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 276)

Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

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

 

 

            (5-12)  the Mt. Blue High School Boys Skiing Team, of Farmington, which won the Class A State Nordic Skiing Championship.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 277)

Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Senator KEIM of Oxford, Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset, Representative HARVELL of Farmington, Representative SKOLFIELD of Weld.

 

 

            (5-13)  the Mt. Blue High School Girls Nordic Ski Team, of Farmington, which received the Class A Nordic Good Sportsmanship Award.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 278)

Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

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

 

 

            (5-14)  the Mt. Blue High School Girls Skiing Team, of Farmington, which won the Class A State Nordic Skiing Championship.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 279)

Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Senator KEIM of Oxford, Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset, Representative HARVELL of Farmington, Representative SKOLFIELD of Weld.

 

 

            (5-15)  Lucille Sevigny Cronin, of South Portland, who celebrated her 100th Birthday on April 14, 2017.  We extend to Mrs. Cronin our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 281)

Presented by Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland, Representative RECKITT of South Portland, Representative HAMANN of South Portland, Representative BATTLE of South Portland.

 

 

            (5-16)  Nathan Ladd, of Kennebunkport, a senior at Kennebunk 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 Nathan on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 282)

Presented by Representative SEAVEY of Kennebunkport.

Cosponsored by Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York.

 

 

            (5-17)  Stephen J. Csengery, of Vassalboro, a Boy Scout 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, Stephen cleared and cleaned up the trail in the Seaward Mills Stream Conservation Area in Vassalboro, for which he also built 2 benches, made signs and improved a drainage ditch.  We extend our congratulations to Stephen on this achievement;

 

(HLS 283)

Presented by Representative BRADSTREET of Vassalboro.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec.

 

 

            (5-18)  the late Kingston Paul, of Albion, Detective-Captain with the Fairfield Police Department, to whom the Town of Fairfield has dedicated its Town Report;

 

(HLS 284)

Presented by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec, Representative THERIAULT of China.

 

 

            (5-19)  10:31 Builders, of Jonesboro, which has been named the 2017 Business of the Year by the Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to everyone at 10:31 Builders our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 285)

Presented by Representative TUELL of East Machias.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington, Representative ALLEY of Beals.

 

 

            (5-20)  Michael Schoppee, of Jonesboro, who has been named the 2017 Employee of the Year by the Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Mr. Schoppee our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 286)

Presented by Representative TUELL of East Machias.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington, Representative ALLEY of Beals.

 

 

            (5-21)  Daniel Donaghay, of Cooper, who has been named the 2017 Volunteer of the Year by the Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Mr. Donaghay our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 287)

Presented by Representative TUELL of East Machias.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington, Representative TURNER of Burlington.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-22)  Rodney Smith, of Oxford.  After graduating from Oxford High School in 1966, Mr. Smith served in the United States Army until 1968.  He worked for the Town of Oxford from January 1, 1988 to early 2017, serving as the town's code enforcement officer, building inspector, local plumbing and electrical inspector and health officer; in January 2016, he served as interim town manager.  He also served the Town of Otisfield as a part-time code enforcement officer from 1990 to 2005.  Mr. Smith will be long remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 47 years, Sandra, and by his family, friends and colleagues;

 

(HLS 269)

Presented by Representative DILLINGHAM of Oxford.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-23)  David Enos Hamilton, Sr., of Bangor and Dedham.  Mr. Hamilton served in the United States Army during World War II in Italy, France and Africa.  He had an excavating and construction business and was the Dedham road commissioner for decades.  He also served on the Dedham School Board and with the volunteer fire department and was active with the Shriners.  Mr. Hamilton will be long remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 74 years, Thelma, and by his family and friends;

 

(HLS 273)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock, Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot, Representative FREY of Bangor, Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor, Representative SCHNECK of Bangor, Representative CARDONE of Bangor.

 

 

            (5-24)  Ted Heroux, of Belfast, a well-known and extremely successful wrestling coach.  Mr. Heroux coached wrestling at Belfast Area High School for 45 years, guiding his teams to a state-record 602 victories along with 8 state championships.  He also served the school as an assistant football coach for 25 years and taught industrial arts and physical education.  Mr. Heroux will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, friends, colleagues, students and members of his wrestling and football teams;

 

(HLS 280)

Presented by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Change of Committee

 

            (6-1)  Representative MOONEN from the Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act To Permit the Expungement of Records Relating to Proceedings That Do Not Result in Convictions"

(H.P. 861)  (L.D. 1238)

 

            Reporting that it be REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY.

 

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Ought to Pass as Amended

 

            (6-2)  Report of the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Prohibit Insurance Carriers from Retroactively Reducing Payment on Clean Claims Submitted by Pharmacies"

(S.P. 10)  (L.D. 6)

 

            Reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-22).

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-22) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-40) thereto.

 

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Divided Report

 

            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Lower the Age Requirement To Carry a Concealed Handgun"

(S.P. 24)  (L.D. 44)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    WARREN of Hallowell
                                    COREY of Windham
                                    GROHMAN of Biddeford
                                    HERRICK of Paris
                                    LONGSTAFF of Waterville
                                    MAREAN of Hollis
                                    RECKITT of South Portland
                                    TALBOT ROSS of Portland

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    GERRISH of Lebanon

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

 

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Promote Physical Activity for Schoolchildren"

(S.P. 119)  (L.D. 378)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MAKER of Washington

            Representatives:
                                    KORNFIELD of Bangor
                                    GINZLER of Bridgton
                                    McCREA of Fort Fairfield
                                    SAMPSON of Alfred
                                    STEWART of Presque Isle
                                    TURNER of Burlington

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    DAUGHTRY of Brunswick
                                    FARNSWORTH of Portland
                                    FULLER of Lewiston
                                    PIERCE of Falmouth

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

 

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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Require the Use of Personal Flotation Devices in Canoes"

(S.P. 108)  (L.D. 342)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook
                                    WOODSOME of York

            Representatives:
                                    DUCHESNE of Hudson
                                    ALLEY of Beals
                                    LYFORD of Eddington
                                    MASON of Lisbon
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    REED of Carmel
                                    STEARNS of Guilford
                                    THERIAULT of China
                                    WOOD of Greene

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-32) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    HARLOW of Portland

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

 

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-36) on Bill "An Act To Use State Employees and Resources for Transportation Bond Projects"

(S.P. 316)  (L.D. 960)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MIRAMANT of Knox

            Representatives:
                                    McLEAN of Gorham
                                    AUSTIN of Skowhegan
                                    BRYANT of Windham
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor
                                    SHEATS of Auburn

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    COLLINS of York
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    CEBRA of Naples
                                    GILLWAY of Searsport
                                    PARRY of Arundel
                                    PERKINS of Oakland

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

 

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            (6-7)  Six Members of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT report in Report "A" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-38) on Bill "An Act To Require Certification under the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule"

(S.P. 143)  (L.D. 441)

 

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BELLOWS of Kennebec

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

            Six Members of the same Committee report in Report "B" 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

 

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

 

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            (6-8)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-62) on Bill "An Act To Improve Safety in the Disposal of Expired Marine Flares"

(H.P. 185)  (L.D. 252)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    WARREN of Hallowell
                                    COREY of Windham
                                    GROHMAN of Biddeford
                                    HERRICK of Paris
                                    LONGSTAFF of Waterville
                                    MAREAN of Hollis
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    RECKITT of South Portland
                                    TALBOT ROSS of Portland

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    GERRISH of Lebanon

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            (6-9)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Resolve, To Provide Grants to Law Enforcement Agencies To Acquire and Train Drug-detecting Dogs

(H.P. 416)  (L.D. 600)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    WARREN of Hallowell
                                    COREY of Windham
                                    GERRISH of Lebanon
                                    HERRICK of Paris
                                    LONGSTAFF of Waterville
                                    MAREAN of Hollis
                                    RECKITT of South Portland
                                    TALBOT ROSS of Portland

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-63) on same Resolve.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    GROHMAN of Biddeford
                                    NADEAU of Winslow

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            (6-10)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Create a Permanent Wabanaki Law Enforcement Seat on the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Board of Trustees"

(H.P. 524)  (L.D. 744)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    COREY of Windham
                                    GERRISH of Lebanon
                                    GROHMAN of Biddeford
                                    HERRICK of Paris
                                    MAREAN of Hollis
                                    NADEAU of Winslow

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-64) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    WARREN of Hallowell
                                    LONGSTAFF of Waterville
                                    RECKITT of South Portland
                                    TALBOT ROSS of Portland

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            (6-11)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Ensure the 3 Percent Tax on Incomes over $200,000 Is Distributed Proportionally Based on Student Counts"

(H.P. 288)  (L.D. 397)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MAKER of Washington
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-52) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

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

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            (6-12)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass on Bill "An Act To Require at Least a 30-minute Lunch Period for Students"

(H.P. 528)  (L.D. 748)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MAKER of Washington
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

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

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            (6-13)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-53) on Bill "An Act To Exempt Certain Veterans from Hunter Safety Courses"

(H.P. 38)  (L.D. 52)

            Signed:

 

            Representatives:
                                    DUCHESNE of Hudson
                                    ALLEY of Beals
                                    MASON of Lisbon
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    REED of Carmel
                                    THERIAULT of China
                                    WOOD of Greene

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    WOODSOME of York

            Representatives:
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    LYFORD of Eddington
                                    STEARNS of Guilford

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            (6-14)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Allow Dipping for Smelt on King Pond in Hancock County" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 144)  (L.D. 188)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    DUCHESNE of Hudson
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    MASON of Lisbon
                                    REED of Carmel
                                    STEARNS of Guilford
                                    WOOD of Greene

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-54) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    WOODSOME of York

            Representatives:
                                    ALLEY of Beals
                                    LYFORD of Eddington
                                    NADEAU of Winslow

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            (6-15)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Allow for Charitable Donation Stops on Local Roads Only"

(H.P. 463)  (L.D. 649)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    COLLINS of York
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    McLEAN of Gorham
                                    AUSTIN of Skowhegan
                                    CEBRA of Naples
                                    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 on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MIRAMANT of Knox

            Representatives:
                                    BRYANT of Windham
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor

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            (6-16)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Require Photographic Identification to Vote"

(H.P. 89)  (L.D. 121)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-51) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    COLLINS of York

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

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            (6-17)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-58) on Bill "An Act To Authorize Funding for Transitional Housing for Women Veterans and Their Families"

(H.P. 572)  (L.D. 792)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook
                                    COLLINS of York

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin

            Representatives:
                                    FARRIN of Norridgewock
                                    WHITE of Washburn

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            (6-18)  Nine Members of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE report in Report "A" Ought Not to Pass on Resolve, To Create the Commission To Study the Needs, Opportunities and Efficiencies Associated with the Production of Salmonid Sport Fish in Maine

(H.P. 334)  (L.D. 471)

 

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec

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

            Two Members of the same Committee report in Report "B" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-56) on same Resolve.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    WOODSOME of York

            Representative:
                                    ALLEY of Beals

            One Member of the same Committee reports in Report "C" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-57) on same Resolve.

 

            Signed:

 

            Representative:
                                    NADEAU of Winslow

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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. 208)  (L.D. 593) Bill "An Act To Update the Licensure Renewal Provision of the Board of Licensure in Medicine"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 462)  (L.D. 648) Bill "An Act To Expand the Types of Nonprofit Organizations to Which Surplus Property May Be Sold by the State"  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 605)  (L.D. 856) Bill "An Act To Extend the Germination Testing Period for Cool-weather Lawn and Turf Seed from 9 to 15 Months"  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 686)  (L.D. 973) Bill "An Act To Allow the Waldo County Budget Committee To Appoint Replacement Members" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 741)  (L.D. 1058) Bill "An Act To Modernize Ballot Notices for City Elections"  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 835)  (L.D. 1198) Bill "An Act To Enhance the Administration of the State's Group Health Plan" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 154)  (L.D. 198) Bill "An Act To Protect Landlords from Lawsuits for Damage or Harm Caused by Assistance Animals"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-74)

 

            (7-8)  (H.P. 267)  (L.D. 361) Bill "An Act To Ensure Fair Compensation for Licensed Insurance Agents"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-69)

 

            (7-9)  (H.P. 354)  (L.D. 491) Bill "An Act To Extend the Allowed Time for the Interchange of Government Employees"  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-65)

 

            (7-10)  (H.P. 395)  (L.D. 553) Bill "An Act To Offer Hunters 65 Years of Age or Older Who Have Accumulated at Least 30 Points a Guaranteed Moose Permit"  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-68)

 

            (7-11)  (H.P. 477)  (L.D. 686) Bill "An Act To Remove Restrictions on the Membership of Regional Water Councils"  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-75)

 

            (7-12)  (H.P. 601)  (L.D. 852) Bill "An Act To Make Changes to the Maine Liquor Liability Act"  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-80)

 

            (7-13)  (H.P. 723)  (L.D. 1021) Resolve, To Establish the Study Committee To Develop a Disposition Plan for Future Surplus State Property in York County (EMERGENCY)  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-67)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Extend the Legal Hours for Harvesting Lobster

(H.P. 15)  (L.D. 14)
(C. "A" H-35)

 

 

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

 

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Acts

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Career and Technical Student Organizations

(S.P. 28)  (L.D. 79)
(C. "A" S-27)

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Require All Moped Riders under 18 Years of Age and Newly Licensed Moped Operators To Wear a Helmet

(H.P. 86)  (L.D. 118)
(C. "A" H-36)

 

            (10-4)  An Act Regarding the Funding of Volunteer Fire Departments

(H.P. 108)  (L.D. 150)
(C. "A" H-46)

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Establish the Seaweed Fisheries Advisory Council and To Enhance the Management of the Seaweed Fishery

(H.P. 275)  (L.D. 369)
(C. "A" H-34)

 

            (10-6)  An Act Regarding the Sale of Alcohol by a Manufacturer with an On-premises Retail License

(S.P. 129)  (L.D. 388)
(C. "A" S-25)

 

            (10-7)  An Act To Modify the Amount of Product Samples of Malt Liquor, Wine or Spirits That May Be Provided to Retail Licensees

(S.P. 142)  (L.D. 415)

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Circumstances of Death That Must Be Reported to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner

(H.P. 378)  (L.D. 534)

 

            (10-9)  An Act To Improve Vocational Rehabilitation under the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992

(H.P. 428)  (L.D. 612)
(C. "A" H-44)

 

            (10-10)  An Act To Ensure Appropriate Training for Harbor Masters

(H.P. 438)  (L.D. 622)
(C. "A" H-33)

 

            (10-11)  An Act To Conform Maine Law Regarding Insurer Privacy Notices to Federal Law

(S.P. 220)  (L.D. 658)

 

            (10-12)  An Act To Authorize Moving the Town Line between Baileyville and Baring Plantation

(S.P. 331)  (L.D. 992)
(C. "A" S-26)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, April 20, 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 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.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         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).

 

 

 

 

 

9.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-43) - Minority (6) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT on Bill "An Act To Improve Insurance Coverage for First Responders Answering a Call to Duty"

(H.P. 54)  (L.D. 67)

 

TABLED - April 19, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (10) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (3) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-37) - Committee on TRANSPORTATION on Bill "An Act To Require Biennial State Motor Vehicle Inspections"

(H.P. 439)  (L.D. 623)

 

TABLED - April 19, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GRANT of Gardiner.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-38) - Minority (5) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on TRANSPORTATION on Bill "An Act To Allow Learner's Permits To Be Issued by Driver Education Schools"

(H.P. 626)  (L.D. 877)

 

TABLED - April 19, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GRANT of Gardiner.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

12.       Bill "An Act To Attract, Educate and Retain New Mainers To Strengthen the Workforce"

(S.P. 521)  (L.D. 1492)

 

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS.

TABLED - April 20, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - REFERENCE IN CONCURRENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

13.       Bill "An Act To Provide for Safety, Quality and Transparency in the Retail Marijuana Industry"

(S.P. 520)  (L.D. 1491)

 

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Joint Select Committee on MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IMPLEMENTATION.

TABLED - April 20, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

PENDING - REFERENCE IN CONCURRENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

14.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (11) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-28) - Minority (2) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Improve Attendance at Public Elementary Schools"

(S.P. 44)  (L.D. 96)

 

- In Senate, Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-28).

TABLED - April 20, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - Motion of Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor to ACCEPT the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report.

 

 

 

 

 

15.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Report "A" (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-49) - Report "B" (6) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT on Bill "An Act To Promote Keeping Workers in Maine"

(H.P. 350)  (L.D. 487)

 

TABLED - April 20, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

16.       Bill "An Act To Better Regulate Marijuana"

(S.P. 524)  (L.D. 1499)

 

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Joint Select Committee on MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IMPLEMENTATION.

TABLED - April 20, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - REFERENCE IN CONCURRENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 Appropriations and Financial Affairs on Bill "An Act Regarding Final Enactment of the State Budget" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 366)  (L.D. 522)

 

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

 

(2)  From the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs on Bill "An Act To Return the Normal Cost of Teacher Retirement to the State"

(H.P. 417)  (L.D. 601)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-73)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs on Bill "An Act To Simplify the In-service Days Requirement in Education" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 691)  (L.D. 978)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (11 members)
Ought to Pass  (1 member)

 

(4)  From the Committee on Judiciary on Bill "An Act To Amend the Maine Parentage Act"

(H.P. 105)  (L.D. 147)

 

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

 

(5)  From the Committee on Judiciary on Bill "An Act To Prohibit Prescriptive Property Rights Claims of Property Owned by Nonprofit Organizations"

(H.P. 426)  (L.D. 610)

 

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

 

(6)  From the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Bill "An Act To Protect Earned Pay"

(H.P. 405)  (L.D. 563)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-72)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

(7)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Opt Out of Federal Daylight Saving Time and To Ask the United States Secretary of Transportation To Place the State in the Atlantic Time Zone"

(H.P. 159)  (L.D. 203)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-76)  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-77)  (3 members)

 

(8)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on Resolve, Authorizing the Mount Hunger Area of the Town of Gray To Proceed with the Secession Process

(H.P. 434)  (L.D. 618)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (11 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-70)  (2 members)

 

(9)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on Resolve, Authorizing the Area of the West Side of Little Sebago Lake of the Town of Gray To Proceed with the Secession Process

(H.P. 435)  (L.D. 619)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (11 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-71)  (2 members)

 

(10)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Establish Indigenous People's Day"

(H.P. 642)  (L.D. 914)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (9 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-66)  (4 members)

 

(11)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Modify the Lincoln County Budget Advisory Committee"

(H.P. 685)  (L.D. 972)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (8 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-78)  (5 members)

 

(12)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Granting of a Variance from the Dimensional Standards of a Zoning Ordinance"

(H.P. 760)  (L.D. 1082)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (9 members)
Ought to Pass  (4 members)

 

(13)  From the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs on Bill "An Act Regarding Terminology in Campaign Finance Law"

(H.P. 285)  (L.D. 394)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-79)  (6 members)

 

 

Robert B. Hunt
Clerk of the House

 

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

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

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Improve Animal Control in Maine"

(S.P. 533)  (L.D. 1508)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Amend Education Statutes"

(S.P. 537)  (L.D. 1531)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act Regarding Solar Power for Farms and Businesses"

(S.P. 529)  (L.D. 1504)

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Usage and Consumer Protections of Guaranteed Asset Protection Waivers"

(S.P. 531)  (L.D. 1506)

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Student Loan Bill of Rights To License and Regulate Student Loan Servicers"

(S.P. 532)  (L.D. 1507)

 

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

 

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            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Protect Consumers during Residential Construction"

(S.P. 535)  (L.D. 1529)

 

            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Unemployment Compensation"

(S.P. 536)  (L.D. 1530)

 

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

 

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            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Create Consistency in the Regulation of Pesticides"

(S.P. 530)  (L.D. 1505)

 

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

 

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