Table of Contents

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

 


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The House Calendar

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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

35th Legislative Day

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Peter B. Panagore, First Radio Parish Church of America, Portland.

 

            National Anthem by Mount View Chamber Singers, Mount View High School, Thorndike.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Dieter Kreckel, M.D., Rumford.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, April 27, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 542)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING APRIL 2017 AS CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION MONTH

 

            WHEREAS, our children are our most valuable resource and will shape the future of the State; and

 

            WHEREAS, in fiscal year 2015, 3,247 Maine children were victims of substantiated child abuse or neglect; and

 

            WHEREAS, child abuse and neglect is a serious problem affecting every segment of our communities and our State, and finding solutions requires input and action from everyone in all our communities; and

 

            WHEREAS, child abuse and neglect can have long-term psychological, emotional and physical effects that can have lifelong consequences for victims; and

 

            WHEREAS, "protective factors" are conditions that reduce or eliminate risk in families and communities and promote the social, emotional and developmental well-being of children and families; and

 

            WHEREAS, effective child abuse prevention activities succeed because of the meaningful connections and partnerships created between child welfare, education, health, community-based and faith-based organizations and businesses and law enforcement agencies; and

 

            WHEREAS, communities must make every effort to promote programs and activities that benefit children and their families; and

 

            WHEREAS, we acknowledge that we must work together as a state to increase awareness about child abuse and neglect and contribute to promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in a safe, stable and nurturing environment; and

 

            WHEREAS, prevention remains the best defense for our children and families; 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 Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Validate Certain Proceedings Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds and Notes of Regional School Unit No. 5" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 534)  (L.D. 1528)

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Use State Employees and Resources for Transportation Bond Projects"

(S.P. 316)  (L.D. 960)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-36) in the House on April 25, 2017.

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-4)  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)

 

            Minority (4) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-64) in the House on April 25, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority (9) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Exempt Certain Veterans from Hunter Safety Courses"

(H.P. 38)  (L.D. 52)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-53) in the House on April 25, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority (5) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Allow the Formation of Transportation Corridor Districts"

(S.P. 161)  (L.D. 500)

 

            Majority (10) OUGHT TO PASS Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED in the House on April 25, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Minority (3) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION was READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-7)  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)

 

            REFERRED to the Joint Select Committee on MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IMPLEMENTATION in the House on April 25, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-8)  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)

 

            Report "A" (6) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-38) in the House on April 25, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby Report "B" (6) OUGHT NOT TO PASS of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT was READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Remove Barriers to Workforce Development in Alcohol and Drug Counseling and To Increase the MaineCare Reimbursement Rates for Certain Counselors"

(H.P. 955)  (L.D. 1376)

 

            House INSISTED on its former action whereby the Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES in the House on April 18, 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. 143)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

April 28, 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 21 "An Act to Amend the Law Regarding the Execution of Temporary Powers of Attorney."

 

This bill amends a law passed by the 127th Legislature that provided a program by which parents could execute a temporary power of attorney to someone who would serve as a guardian for the parents' children in times of short-term emergency. The intention of the law, as I understand it, was rather than have their children forced into foster care, parents should have the ability to designate those who would agree to care for the children in the event of emergency. 

 

However, this law provides what I consider to be very crucial protections for the children who are now subject to their parents' temporary power of attorney.  For instance, the law generally provides that those who may be called to care for children must first be subject to a background check.  Perhaps more importantly, members of the person's household must be subject to background checks. 

 

This bill seeks to weaken the requirement that background checks be conducted. Specifically, it exempts hospitals from conducting background checks before placing children with those who are authorized to exercise a temporary power of attorney.  Because this bill would put children at risk, I cannot support it.

 

For this reason, I return LD 21 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 Amend the Law Regarding the Execution of Temporary Powers of Attorney

(H.P. 22)  (L.D. 21)
(C. "A" H-22)

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 144)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-4)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

April 28, 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 432 "An Act To Designate a Maine Community Litter Cleanup Day."

 

This bill establishes the first Saturday in May as Maine Community Litter Cleanup Day.  It forces the Governor of the State to issue a proclamation marking such occasion.  During my many years as Governor I have noticed that there are around 50 commemorative days on the Maine calendar many of which seek to force me to issue proclamations. 

 

Frankly, I think this bill is unnecessary.  I do not believe that Mainers need me to proclaim a special day for them to understand that it is good citizenship to not litter, and to clean up their communities.  I think that generally Mainers already do a great job of keeping their communities litter-free.  This is part of the reason why our state attracts so many visitors. 

 

If I were in favor of proclaiming special days in an effort to remind Mainers of their civic responsibilities, which I surely am not, then I would think that a Maine Community Litter Day would be best sometime in the fall before the arrival of snow and its subsequent thaw.  During the thaw, litter is known to be washed away.  Because of this, I do not think that the bill is practical. 

 

For these reasons, I return LD 432 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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            (2-4)  The accompanying item An Act To Designate a Maine Community Litter Cleanup Day

(H.P. 312)  (L.D. 432)

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 141)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

May 2, 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. 662         Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To Work with All-terrain Vehicle Clubs To Develop All-terrain Vehicle Trails in Northern Maine

L.D. 857         An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Slaughter and Inspection of Livestock

L.D. 993         An Act To Protect Pollinators from Neonicotinoid Pesticides

 

Criminal Justice and Public Safety

L.D. 248         An Act Regarding Law Enforcement Training for Former Military Police Officers

L.D. 475         An Act To Require That a Person Who Has Been Treated by a Law Enforcement Officer with Naloxone Be Informed about Drug Addiction Treatment

L.D. 859         An Act To Ensure Thorough Investigation into Allegations of Sexual Assault

L.D. 986         An Act To Improve School Safety

 

Education and Cultural Affairs

L.D. 674         An Act To Provide Public Charter Schools with Access to State Funds for Capital Expenses

L.D. 747         An Act To Amend Minimum Age Eligibility for School Enrollment

L.D. 751         An Act To Establish Districtwide Standardized Assessment Policies

L.D. 1051       An Act To Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest

L.D. 1233       An Act To Provide Veterans and Gold Star Families Free Admission to the Maine State Museum

 

Energy, Utilities and Technology

L.D. 1157       An Act To Create a Limited Microgrid Project To Stimulate Economic Development in Northern Maine

L.D. 1299       An Act To Amend the Charter of the Town of Madison's Department of Electric Works

 

Environment and Natural Resources

L.D. 684         An Act To Increase Vegetative Buffers in the Shoreland Zone

L.D. 1094       An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Review of Subdivisions

L.D. 1178       An Act To Better Understand and Control Invasive Aquatic Plants and Nuisance Species

L.D. 1194       Resolve, Establishing the Commission To Study and Assess Maine's Regulatory Environment

 

Health and Human Services

L.D. 36           An Act To Create a 9-month Time Limit on General Assistance Benefits for Certain Persons

L.D. 477         An Act To Prevent Long-term Welfare Dependency

L.D. 606         An Act To Ensure Access to All Prescription Drugs Containing Cannabidiol Approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration

L.D. 932         Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study the Siting and Building of a Drug Treatment Facility in Northern Maine  (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 1053       Resolve, Concerning the Format of Birth Certificates of Deceased Persons

L.D. 1066       An Act To Promote Life with Dignity

L.D. 1075       An Act To Eliminate Drug Use among Welfare Recipients

L.D. 1119       An Act To Ensure Safe Drinking Water in Public Buildings

 

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

L.D. 732         An Act To Protect Young Bucks in Northern, Eastern and Western Maine

L.D. 1002       An Act To Add .17 Caliber Hornady Magnum Rimfire Rifle Cartridges to the Cartridges Acceptable for Deer Hunting

L.D. 1038       An Act To Allow Junior Hunters To Take an Antlered or Antlerless Deer in Any Wildlife Management District on Youth Deer Hunting Day

L.D. 1041       An Act Regarding the Safe Discharge of Firearms during Deer Hunting Season

L.D. 1065       An Act To Dedicate All Money Raised from the Moose Lottery and Permits to Research and Management of Moose

 

Marine Resources

L.D. 113         An Act To Stabilize Lobster Bait Prices

L.D. 233         An Act To Establish a Statewide Scallop Harvesting Limit and Extend the Scallop Season

L.D. 373         An Act To Create Pathways To Enter Alternative Marine Industries

L.D. 1067       An Act To Limit the Size of Scallop Drags

L.D. 1380       An Act To Implement an Owner-Operator Requirement in the Scallop and Sea Urchin Fisheries

 

State and Local Government

L.D. 1153       An Act To Establish a Village Corporation

L.D. 1193       An Act To Ensure the Cost-efficiency of Contracting out Services by the State

L.D. 1309       Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study Business Ownership by Racial and Ethnic Populations and the Wealth Gap in the State  (EMERGENCY)

 

Veterans and Legal Affairs

L.D. 5             RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Exclude Wildlife Issues from Citizen Initiatives

L.D. 212         RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Require That Signatures on a Direct Initiative of Legislation Come from Each State Senatorial District

L.D. 715         RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Amend the Citizen Initiative Process

L.D. 819         Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study the Adequacy of Housing Safety Laws

L.D. 883         An Act To Establish a Minimum Payment for Signatures Gathered by Maine Citizens for Referendums

L.D. 906         An Act Regarding the Collection of Signatures for a Direct Initiative

L.D. 937         An Act To Require the Fiscal Impact of a Direct Initiative of Legislation To Be Included on the Ballot

L.D. 979         An Act Regarding Early Voting in Person

L.D. 995         An Act To Allow a Resident Veteran's Child Who Is Enrolled in an Out-of-state College or University To Take a Course in Maine at a State Postsecondary Education Institution for Free

L.D. 1012       An Act To Improve the Availability of Agency Liquor Stores in Underserved Areas and To Expand the Sale of Spirits in New Channels

L.D. 1035       An Act To Require an Opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court on Direct Initiatives of Legislation

L.D. 1046       An Act To Require Maine Clean Election Act Candidates To Purchase Services from Maine-based Companies

L.D. 1103       An Act To Require Correction of False Information Distributed in a Campaign

L.D. 1125       An Act To Establish a Recall Procedure for Elected Officials

L.D. 1255       An Act Authorizing an Instant Lottery Game with Proceeds To Benefit Early Childhood Education

L.D. 1271       An Act Regarding the Certification Process for Direct Initiatives and People's Veto Referenda

L.D. 1339       An Act To Amend the Procedure To Determine the Wording of Ballot Questions for Citizen Initiatives

L.D. 1368       An Act To Amend Funding Distributions under the Maine Clean Election Act

L.D. 1397       An Act To Amend the Maine Clean Election Act and Related Laws

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 142)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

May 2, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs has approved the request by the sponsor, Representative Campbell of Orrington, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 417         An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Invest in Facilities and Equipment To Support the Growth of Additive Manufacturing

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology has approved the request by the sponsor, Senator Woodsome of York, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 1352       An Act To Advance Locally Owned Solar Energy Systems

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

 

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 145)

 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

Task Force to Address the Opioid Crisis in the State

 

April 28, 2017

 

Honorable Michael Thibodeau

President of the Senate

Maine State Senate

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

Maine House of Representatives

State House

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear President Thibodeau and Speaker Gideon:

 

Pursuant to Joint Order SP 210, the Task Force to Address the Opioid Crisis in the State is pleased to submit its interim report.  Copies of the full report have been distributed to committees or individuals as directed by law and copies have been placed on file with the Law and Legislative Reference Library.  Others may access the full report on-line through the website of the Office of Policy and Legal Analysis at http://legislature.maine.gov/opla.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sen. Andre E. Cushing III

Senate Chair

 

S/Rep. Joyce “Jay” McCreight

House Chair

 

 

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            (2-8)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 146)

 

MAINE STATE LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF PROGRAM EVALUATION AND

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY

 

TO:           Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau, President of the Senate

                  Honorable Sara Gideon, Speaker of the House

                  and Democratic and Republican Leaders

 

FROM:     S/Beth L. Ashcroft, Director

 

DATE:       April 28, 2017

 

RE:             Maine State Lottery

 

Attached please find the final report from the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability on the Maine State Lottery.  The report is also available on our website at http://legislature.maine.gov/opega/opega-reports/9149.  The public comment period on this Report has been scheduled for Friday, May 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Room 220 Cross Building.

 

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

 

 

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            (2-9)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 147)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

May 2, 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 28, 2017

 

Anna M. Perna of Holden for appointment to the School Board of the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf.

Pursuant to Title 20-A, MRSA §7406, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

On May 1, 2017

 

Judge Ronald A. Daigle of Fort Kent for reappointment to Active Retired Status of the Maine District Court.

Pursuant to Title 4, MRSA §157-B, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary.

 

Liberty R. Ladd of Falmouth for appointment to the State Board of Education.

Pursuant to Title 20-A, MRSA §401, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-10)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 348)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

April 27, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

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

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, James I. Whitten of Augusta for appointment to the Maine State Housing Authority;

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Everett Worcester of Orneville TWP for reappointment to the Maine Land Use Planning Commission;

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Judiciary, Geoffrey A. Rushlau, Esq. of Dresden for appointment as a District Court Judge.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Facilitate a Statewide Teacher Contract"

(H.P. 1071)  (L.D. 1555)

 

Sponsored by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

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

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Revise Certification Statutes for Educational Personnel"

(H.P. 1080)  (L.D. 1569)

 

Sponsored by Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor.

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

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Protect Children from Prenatal Drug and Alcohol Exposure"

(H.P. 1072)  (L.D. 1556)

 

Sponsored by Representative HEAD of Bethel.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representative: PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Protect Maine Consumers from Unexpected Medical Bills"

(H.P. 1073)  (L.D. 1557)

 

Sponsored by Representative GROHMAN of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset and Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, FOLEY of Wells, GINZLER of Bridgton, PRESCOTT of Waterboro, SANBORN of Portland, VACHON of Scarborough, Senators: CARSON of Cumberland, DOW of Lincoln.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Ensure the Effectiveness of Tax Increment Financing"

(H.P. 1078)  (L.D. 1565)

 

Sponsored by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland.

Submitted by the Department of Economic and Community Development pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Enact the Maine Fair Chance Employment Act"

(H.P. 1079)  (L.D. 1566)

 

Sponsored by Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representative DeCHANT of Bath, Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: HICKMAN of Winthrop, HYMANSON of York, VACHON of Scarborough, WARREN of Hallowell, Senators: BELLOWS of Kennebec, CHIPMAN of Cumberland, DION of Cumberland, SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

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

 

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            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Require That Municipalities and Counties Recover the Cost of Opioid Antagonist Treatment from Repeat Recipients"

(H.P. 1074)  (L.D. 1558)

 

Sponsored by Representative HEAD of Bethel.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representative: PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Make Technical Changes to Maine's Tax Laws"

(H.P. 1081)  (L.D. 1570)

 

Sponsored by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade.

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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            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Remove the Law Mandating a Front License Plate"

(H.P. 1075)  (L.D. 1559)

 

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

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-10)  Bill "An Act Regarding Veteran Homelessness"

(H.P. 1076)  (L.D. 1560)

 

Sponsored by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: CASÁS of Rockport, FARRIN of Norridgewock, GOLDEN of Lewiston, HANINGTON of Lincoln, WINSOR of Norway, Senators: CARPENTER of Aroostook, WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Enact the Maine Citizens' Initiatives Clean Election Act"

(H.P. 1077)  (L.D. 1561)

 

Sponsored by Representative COREY of Windham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock and Representatives: BICKFORD of Auburn, CASÁS of Rockport, GROHMAN of Biddeford, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HILLIARD of Belgrade, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, NADEAU of Winslow, Senator: DIAMOND of Cumberland.

 

            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Election Laws Relating to Party Qualification"

(H.P. 1082)  (L.D. 1571)

 

Sponsored by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

Submitted by the Secretary of State and approved for introduction by a majority of the Legislative Council pursuant to Joint Rule 205.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Richard Wilde, of Farmington, a computer technology teacher at Foster Career and Technical Education Center, to whom the Town of Farmington has dedicated its Town Report for his countless hours of time spent enriching the lives of students and community members.  We extend to Mr. Wilde our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 214)

 

 

            (5-2)  Barry and Regina Longyear, of New Sharon, who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on May 4, 2017.  We extend to Mr. and Mrs. Longyear our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 215)

 

 

            (5-3)  the Maine Greyhound Placement Service, of Augusta, which was named the 2016 Greyhound Adoption Program of the Year in the eastern United States by the American Greyhound Council.  We extend to everyone at the Maine Greyhound Placement Service our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 216)

 

 

            (5-4)  Shelby Cronkhite, of Turner, a senior at Leavitt Area 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 Shelby on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 291)

Presented by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-5)  Russell Labelle, Sr., of Clinton, 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 Mr. Labelle on this occasion;

 

(HLS 292)

Presented by Representative STROM of Pittsfield.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec.

 

 

            (5-6)  Ian West, of Jackman, a senior at Forest Hills Consolidated 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 Ian on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 293)

Presented by Representative GRIGNON of Athens.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-7)  Patricia Thody, of Athens, a student at Athens Community School, who is a winner of the Maine Municipal Association 7th Grade Essay Contest.  We extend to Patricia our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 294)

Presented by Representative GRIGNON of Athens.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset, Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

 

            (5-8)  Talia Jorgensen, of Augusta, a sophomore at Cony High School and a member of the girls swim team, who was named the Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel Girls Swimmer of the Year.  We extend to Talia our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 295)

Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Representative BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, Representative DOORE of Augusta.

 

 

            (5-9)  Nathan Berry, of Augusta, a sophomore at Cony High School and a member of the boys swim team, who was named the Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel Boys Swimmer of the Year.  We extend to Nathan our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 296)

Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Representative BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, Representative DOORE of Augusta.

 

 

            (5-10)  Cameron Wilson, of Augusta, a senior at Cony High School and a member of the hockey team, who was named the Kennebec Journal Hockey Player of the Year.  We extend to Cameron our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 297)

Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Representative BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, Representative DOORE of Augusta.

 

 

            (5-11)  Alyssa Loukola, of Wells, a senior at Wells 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 Alyssa on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 298)

Presented by Representative FOLEY of Wells.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York, Representative HYMANSON of York.

 

 

            (5-12)  Roger "Ron" Robert, Jr., of Kennebunk, on his retirement as principal of North Berwick Elementary School after 24 years in education.  Mr. Robert was named the State's 2016 National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.  We extend to Mr. Robert our appreciation for his long service and offer him our congratulations on his retirement;

 

(HLS 299)

Presented by Representative GERRISH of Lebanon.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York, Senator HILL of York, Representative SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, Representative BABBIDGE of Kennebunk, Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick, Representative PARKER of South Berwick.

 

 

            (5-13)  Austin LaPlante, of Caribou, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 184, 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, Austin built an outdoor pavilion for the Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge.  The pavilion, which took 142 hours to build, offers visitors a place to rest along the refuge's wildlife trail.  We extend our congratulations to Austin on this achievement;

 

(HLS 300)

Presented by Representative McELWEE of Caribou.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-14)  Kendra Furber, of Stockholm, a senior at Caribou 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 Kendra on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 301)

Presented by Representative McELWEE of Caribou.

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

 

 

            (5-15)  Darren Woods, of Caribou, Emergency Management Agency Director of Aroostook County, who has been named Maine Emergency Manager of the Year by the Maine Emergency Management Agency.  We extend to Mr. Woods our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 302)

Presented by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair.

Cosponsored by Representative JOHANSEN of Monticello, Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake, Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield, Representative McELWEE of Caribou, Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon, Representative STEWART of Presque Isle, Representative WHITE of Washburn, Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook, Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-16)  William Guerrette, of Presque Isle, an eighth-grade English/language arts and social studies teacher at Presque Isle Middle School, who has received the Master in the Middle Award from the New England League of Middle Schools.  This prestigious award recognizes excellent teachers who are devoted to young adolescents and committed to best middle-level practices and have taught for 20 years or more.  We extend to Mr. Guerrette our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 303)

Presented by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle.

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

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-42) on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the State's Rail Authority"

(S.P. 241)  (L.D. 724)

            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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            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-34) on Bill "An Act Making Supplemental Allocations from the Highway Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of State Government  and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2017" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 341)  (L.D. 1034)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MIRAMANT of Knox

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-35) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    COLLINS of York
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    GILLWAY of Searsport
                                    PARRY of Arundel
                                    PERKINS of Oakland

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "B" (S-35).

 

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Repeal Certain Requirements for Graduation from Secondary School"

(H.P. 262)  (L.D. 356)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MAKER of Washington
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-82) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

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

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass on Bill "An Act To Clarify the Authority for Cremation"

(H.P. 339)  (L.D. 476)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-84) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

            Representative:
                                    MADIGAN of Waterville

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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass on Bill "An Act To Provide for Municipalities To Allow Grocery Stores up to 10,000 Square Feet To Open on Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas"

(H.P. 351)  (L.D. 488)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VOLK of Cumberland
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BELLOWS of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    FECTEAU of Biddeford
                                    BATES of Westbrook
                                    DUNPHY of Old Town
                                    HANDY of Lewiston
                                    SYLVESTER of Portland

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Establish a Conditional Presumption of Compensability for Corrections Employees in Cases of Impairment from Hypertension or Heart Disease"

(H.P. 557)  (L.D. 777)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VOLK of Cumberland
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-81) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BELLOWS of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    FECTEAU of Biddeford
                                    BATES of Westbrook
                                    DUNPHY of Old Town
                                    HANDY of Lewiston
                                    SYLVESTER of Portland

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            (6-7)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Preserve Funding for the Maine Clean Election Act by Removing Gubernatorial Candidates from Eligibility"

(H.P. 233)  (L.D. 300)

            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-83) 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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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. 209)  (L.D. 594) Bill "An Act To Modify the Definition of 'General Use Pesticide'"  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 147)  (L.D. 191) Bill "An Act To Authorize 3-day All-terrain Vehicle Registration Reciprocity with the Provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec"  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-90)

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 387)  (L.D. 543) Bill "An Act Regarding Political Action Committee Expenditures"  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-93)

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 400)  (L.D. 558) Bill "An Act To Improve Moose Hunting" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-91)

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 534)  (L.D. 754) Bill "An Act To Repeal or Clean Up Outdated Telecommunications Statutes"  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-95)

 

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ENACTORS

 

 

Acts

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Sex Offender Registry

(S.P. 57)  (L.D. 138)
(C. "A" S-37)

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Increase Penalties for the Discharge of Sewage, Septic Fluids, Garbage, Sanitary Waste or Other Pollutants from Watercraft into Inland Waters

(H.P. 263)  (L.D. 357)
(C. "A" H-59)

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Domestic Violence and Setting Preconviction Bail

(S.P. 172)  (L.D. 511)

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Revoke the Hunting and Fishing Licenses of a Person Charged with Defacing Property Posting Signs

(H.P. 399)  (L.D. 557)
(C. "A" H-55)

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Standardize the Law Concerning Property Transfers and To Protect Water Quality

(H.P. 401)  (L.D. 559)
(C. "A" H-60)

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Repeal the Laws Governing Truck Camper Registration

(S.P. 273)  (L.D. 827)

 

            (10-7)  An Act To Authorize the Construction of a Maine Turnpike Connector to Gorham

(H.P. 633)  (L.D. 905)
(C. "A" H-61)

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Allow Stepparents To Sign the Application for a Driver's License for a Minor

(S.P. 332)  (L.D. 1025)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, April 27, 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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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).

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         Bill "An Act To Address the Policies Relating to Substance Use in the Workplace"

(S.P. 413)  (L.D. 1222)

 

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

- In Senate, Senate INSISTED on its former action whereby the Bill and accompanying papers REFERRED to the Joint Select Committee on MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IMPLEMENTATION in NON-CONCURRENCE.

TABLED - April 25, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         Bill "An Act To Amend Education Statutes"

(S.P. 537)  (L.D. 1531)

 

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

TABLED - April 25, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - REFERENCE IN CONCURRENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-33) - Minority (5) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Carry Out the Will of the People of the State of Maine by Ensuring the Issuance of Bonds To Support the Independence of Maine's Seniors" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 278)  (L.D. 832)

 

- 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-33).

TABLED - April 27, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GATTINE of Westbrook.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (11) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (2) Ought to Pass - Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act Regarding Final Enactment of the State Budget" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 366)  (L.D. 522)

 

TABLED - April 27, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GATTINE of Westbrook.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

12.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-72) - Minority (6) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT on Bill "An Act To Protect Earned Pay"

(H.P. 405)  (L.D. 563)

 

TABLED - April 27, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE June 21, 2017

 

NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Creation of a Firearms Owner Registry"

(H.P. 10)  (L.D. 9)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-87)  (8 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (4 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Make Exposing a Law Enforcement Officer to a Disorienting Substance a Crime"

(H.P. 19)  (L.D. 18)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-88)  (2 members)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Prohibit Weapons at Municipal Public Proceedings and Voting Places"

(H.P. 257)  (L.D. 351)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-89)  (8 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (4 members)

 

(4)  From the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology on Bill "An Act To Facilitate the Creation of the Maine Water Trust To Regulate and Protect Maine's Water Supply and To Ensure the Quantity and Quality of Maine's Drinking Water"

(H.P. 302)  (L.D. 422)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-94)  (8 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (5 members)

 

(5)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Allow Bird Hunting on Sundays by Licensed Hunters Using a Shotgun"

(H.P. 48)  (L.D. 61)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass  (3 members)

 

(6)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Allow Sunday Hunting by Landowners and Those with Landowner Permission"

(H.P. 77)  (L.D. 109)

 

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

 

(7)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Allow Bird Hunting on Sunday in Aroostook County and Unorganized Townships in Western Maine"

(H.P. 145)  (L.D. 189)

 

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

 

(8)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Expand Disabled Veteran Eligibility for Complimentary Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Licenses"

(H.P. 208)  (L.D. 275)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-97)  (8 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (5 members)

 

(9)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Extend the Big Game Season in Coastal Wildlife Management Areas"

(H.P. 304)  (L.D. 424)

 

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

 

(10)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Double the Number of Moose Permits Available for Auction by Conservation Organizations"

(H.P. 486)  (L.D. 695)

 

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

 

(11)  From the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services on Bill "An Act To Clarify Insurance Coverage in School-based Health Centers"

(H.P. 550)  (L.D. 770)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-96)  (3 members)

 

(12)  From the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Bill "An Act Regarding the Cancellation of Subscription Services"

(H.P. 671)  (L.D. 943)

 

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

 

(13)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Increase the Lengths of Terms and Decrease the Number of Terms of Members of the Legislature

(H.P. 708)  (L.D. 1007)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-86)  (6 members)

 

(14)  From the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs on Bill "An Act To Protect Voting Integrity by Establishing a Residency Verification Requirement for Purposes of Voting"

(H.P. 113)  (L.D. 155)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-92)  (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, May 2, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Capitalize a Career and Technical Revolving Equipment and Renovation Fund"

(S.P. 546)  (L.D. 1562)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-2)  Resolve, To Establish the Maine Health Advisory Committee (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 547)  (L.D. 1563)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Conform State Law to Federal Law While Promoting Safe Working Environments for Minors"

(S.P. 548)  (L.D. 1564)

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Archives and Records Management Law"

(S.P. 549)  (L.D. 1567)

 

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

 

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

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

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Require That Principals of Corporations Remain the Same for a Specified Number of Years for the Corporation To Be Eligible for a Casino License"

(S.P. 550)  (L.D. 1568)

 

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

 

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