Table of Contents

House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
ORDERS

 


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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


 

36th Legislative Day

Thursday, May 4, 2017

 

Welcome Back Day

 

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Honorable Philip A. Curtis, Madison.

 

            National Anthem by Honorable Deane Rykerson, Kittery and Honorable Joan W. Welsh, Rockport.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Rob Struba, M.D., Belfast.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act Regarding Advertisements by Maine Clean Election Act Candidates"

(H.P. 571)  (L.D. 791)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS READ and ACCEPTED in the House on April 18, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority (6) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-30) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 350)

 

                        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 444, "An Act To Increase the Maximum Registered Gross Weight Allowed for Vehicles with Disabled Veterans or Special Veterans Registration Plates."

 

This bill increases the maximum gross weight allowed for vehicles with disabled veterans or special veterans registration plates from 10,000 pounds to 26,000 pounds.  I understand the purpose of the bill and appreciate it is an attempt to help our veterans. But I have concerns about creating carve-outs in statute for one group of special license plates and not others.

 

There are other plates that would still have this 10,000-pound vehicle limit, such as the "We Support Our Troops" plate and the "Breast cancer support services" plate.  All of these special plates are important and should have consistent requirements in law.

 

For this reason, I return LD 444 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ORDERED PLACED ON FILE.

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying item An Act To Increase the Maximum Registered Gross Weight Allowed for Vehicles with Disabled Veterans or Special Veterans Registration Plates

(S.P. 146)  (L.D. 444)

 

            In Senate, May 2, 2017, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same, pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: 'Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?'

 

            34 voted in favor and 0 against, and 34 being more than 2/3 of the members present and voting, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the veto was overridden.

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 149)

 

MAINE STATE LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

 

April 18, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

I am notifying you that, pursuant to 12 MRSA §683-A, I have forwarded to the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry the following nomination made to the Maine Land Use Planning Commission by the Washington County Commissioners on April 13, 2017:

 

Elizabeth Fitzgerald of Machiasport

 

The County asks that this nomination be considered to fill the four-year term that begins on July 9, 2017 which is scheduled to be filled by Washington County.

 

Pursuant to 12 MRSA §683-A, this appointment is subject to confirmation by the Maine Senate after review by the committee having jurisdiction over conservation matters.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Grant T. Pennoyer

Executive Director

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 150)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

May 4, 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 Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development has approved the request by the sponsor, Representative Berry of Bowdoinham, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 873         An Act To Adopt Tiny House Standards in the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 151)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

May 4, 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:"

 

Education and Cultural Affairs

L.D. 353         An Act To Reduce Absenteeism in Students from Kindergarten to Third Grade

L.D. 573         Resolve, To Audit Standardized Testing in Maine's Schools

L.D. 826         An Act To Prioritize the Renovation of Existing Underutilized Schools in Conjunction with the Closing of Nearby Schools Due to Declining Enrollment

L.D. 863         An Act To Create a Standard Kindergarten Entry Assessment

L.D. 1156       An Act To Address Administrative Shortages in Maine Schools by Amending the Law Regarding the Salaries of Retired Public School Administrators Who Return to Service

L.D. 1160       Resolve, To Require a Study of Wages and Working Conditions for Child Development Educators and Staff

L.D. 1288       An Act To Promote Computer Science and Efficient Communication between Schools and the Department of Education

 

Health and Human Services

L.D. 232         An Act To Establish an Exemption to the 30-day Supply Limitation on Certain Pain Medication

L.D. 335         An Act To Expand Child Care Options for Children Placed with Older Kinship Guardians

L.D. 478         Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Implement the Department's Study of Ambulance Services

L.D. 652         An Act To Provide Drug Price Relief

L.D. 655         An Act To Lower the Price MaineCare Pays for Prescription Drugs

L.D. 1110       An Act Concerning Medicaid for Incarcerated Persons about To Be Released

L.D. 1111       Resolve, To Establish a Task Force To Study the Causes of and Solutions to the Epidemic of Childhood Obesity in Maine  (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 1325       An Act Regarding Opioids and Palliative Care

 

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

L.D. 484         An Act To Allow Ice Fishing in Seboomook Lake Township on Baker Lake and on Third, Fourth and Fifth St. John Ponds

L.D. 728         An Act Regarding Management and Stocking of Inland Fisheries

 

Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

L.D. 913         An Act Regarding Workers' Compensation Insurance Rates for Small Businesses

L.D. 962         An Act Regarding Unemployment Compensation for Workers Involved in Certain Seasonal Occupations

L.D. 1036       Resolve, To Study Repeal of Occupational Licensing Requirements for Certain Occupations

L.D. 1464       An Act Regarding Unemployment Compensation for Full-time Seasonal Workers

 

Transportation

L.D. 494         An Act Regarding the Department of Transportation

L.D. 989         An Act Regarding Towed Vehicle Charges and Notice to the Secretary of State of Towed and Abandoned Vehicles

L.D. 1250       An Act To Ensure That Handicapped Parking Is Properly Enforced

L.D. 1252       An Act To Permit the Operation of Certain All-terrain Vehicles on Public Ways

L.D. 1351       An Act Regarding the Length of Time a Temporary Sign May Be Placed in a Public Way

L.D. 1394       An Act Regarding Certain License Plates for Veterans and Providing for a Breast Cancer Support Services Disability Plate

 

Veterans and Legal Affairs

L.D. 122         An Act To Allow Schools To Operate Nonprofit Bingo Events for Children and Families

L.D. 714         An Act To Create an Award Program for Maine's Veteran-friendly Workplaces

L.D. 975         An Act Regarding Licensing of Cribbage Tournaments

L.D. 1256       Resolve, To Establish the Task Force To Implement Ranked-choice Voting

L.D. 1357       An Act To Authorize Multiparty Candidate Nominations for State Offices

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 369)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

May 2, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Please be advised the Senate today adhered to its previous action whereby it accepted the Minority Ought Not to Pass Report from the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Establish Maine Buy Local Month" (H.P. 293) (L.D. 402), in non-concurrence.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Amend and Add Consistency to the Maine Weights and Measures Law"

(H.P. 1086)  (L.D. 1579)

 

Sponsored by Representative KINNEY of Knox.

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 Regarding Educational Standards for Maine Students"

(H.P. 1085)  (L.D. 1578)

 

Sponsored by Representative TUELL of East Machias.

Cosponsored by Representatives: GERRISH of Lebanon, KINNEY of Knox, SAMPSON of Alfred, STEWART of Presque Isle, Senator: WOODSOME of York.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Clarify and Enhance Maine's Wildlife Laws"

(H.P. 1087)  (L.D. 1580)

 

Sponsored by Representative WOOD of Greene.

Submitted by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Simplify Maine Income Tax by Repealing or Terminating Certain Tax Credits and the Charitable Contribution Checkoff"

(H.P. 1088)  (L.D. 1581)

 

Sponsored by Representative BICKFORD of Auburn.

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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            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws"

(H.P. 1084)  (L.D. 1577)

 

Sponsored by Representative McLEAN of Gorham.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: BRYANT of Windham, CEBRA of Naples, GILLWAY of Searsport, PARRY of Arundel, PERKINS of Oakland, SCHNECK of Bangor, Senators: MIRAMANT of Knox, ROSEN of Hancock.

Submitted by the Secretary of State pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 33)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Kevin J. Battle of South Portland be excused April 11 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Heidi E. Brooks of Lewiston be excused April 4 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Paul B. Chace of Durham be excused April 20 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Kathleen R. J. Dillingham of Oxford be excused April 25 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Richard R. Farnsworth of Portland be excused April 18, 19, and 20 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Chad Wayne Grignon of Athens be excused April 18, 19 and 20 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative David G. Haggan of Hampden be excused April 27 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Scott M. Hamann of South Portland be excused April 18 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Craig V. Hickman of Winthrop be excused April 6 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative MaryAnne Kinney of Knox be excused April 27 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Mark W. Lawrence of South Berwick be excused April 4 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Peter A. Lyford of Eddington be excused April 25 and 27 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Roland Danny Martin of Sinclair be excused April 18 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Andrew J. McLean of Gorham be excused April 19 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Anne C. Perry of Calais be excused April 25 and 27 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Beth Peloquin Turner of Burlington be excused April 19, 20, 25 and 27 for personal reasons.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Zachary Boyd, of Auburn, who has been named the Maine Youth of the Year for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine Auburn/Lewiston Clubhouse.  We extend to Zachary our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 306)

Presented by Representative PIERCE of Falmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin, Representative MELARAGNO of Auburn, Representative BICKFORD of Auburn, Representative SHEATS of Auburn.

 

 

            (5-2)  Gloria Bila, of Westbrook, who has been named the Maine Youth of the Year for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine Portland Clubhouse.  We extend to Gloria our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 307)

Presented by Representative PIERCE of Falmouth.

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

 

 

            (5-3)  Naumu Charles, of Portland, who has been named the Maine Youth of the Year for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine Riverton Park Clubhouse.  We extend to Naumu our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 308)

Presented by Representative PIERCE of Falmouth.

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

 

 

            (5-4)  Tia Fleischman, of South Portland, who has been named the Maine Youth of the Year for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine South Portland Clubhouse.  We extend to Tia our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 309)

Presented by Representative PIERCE of Falmouth.

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

 

 

            (5-5)  Jada Lin, of Pittston, who has been named the Maine Youth of the Year for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Gardiner.  We extend to Jada our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 310)

Presented by Representative PIERCE of Falmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec, Representative GRANT of Gardiner.

 

 

            (5-6)  Alexander Roy, of Winslow, who has been named the Maine Youth of the Year for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Waterville Alfond Youth Center.  We extend to Alexander our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 311)

Presented by Representative PIERCE of Falmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec, Representative NADEAU of Winslow.

 

 

            (5-7)  Connor Perron, of Falmouth, a senior at Cheverus High School, who won the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle events at the Class A State Swimming Championship.  We extend to Connor our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 312)

Presented by Representative PIERCE of Falmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator BREEN of Cumberland, Representative SANBORN of Portland.

 

 

            (5-8)  Madeline Wood, of Madison, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Madison Area Memorial High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Madeline on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 313)

Presented by Representative FARRIN of Norridgewock.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset, Representative AUSTIN of Skowhegan.

 

 

            (5-9)  Ravin Davis, of Madison, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Madison Area Memorial High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ravin on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 314)

Presented by Representative FARRIN of Norridgewock.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset, Representative AUSTIN of Skowhegan.

 

 

            (5-10)  Jackson Ashby, of Fort Kent, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 189, 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, Jackson made a picnic area site on the Scout Point Trail, which is part of the Fort Kent Fish River Greenway.  We extend our congratulations to Jackson on this achievement;

 

(HLS 315)

Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-11)  John Murphy, of Fort Kent, Vice President of Administration at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, who is receiving the university's Distinguished Service Award.  The award is given to individuals who have gone above and beyond in service to the university.  We extend to Mr. Murphy our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 316)

Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-12)  George Nelson, of Bellingham, Washington, the keynote speaker at the University of Maine at Fort Kent's 135th Commencement.  Dr. Nelson is an emeritus Director of Science Mathematics and Technology Education and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Western Washington University.  From 1978 to 1989, Dr. Nelson was a NASA astronaut and flew as a Mission Specialist on 3 Space Shuttle missions, during which he performed an untethered spacewalk and the first on-orbit satellite repair.  His current research is focused on education reform and the preparation of mathematics and science teachers.  We acknowledge Dr. Nelson's accomplishments and his service to our Nation and offer him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 317)

Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-13)  Justin Harris, of China, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Erskine Academy.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Justin on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 318)

Presented by Representative THERIAULT of China.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec.

 

 

            (5-14)  Audrey Jordan, of Whitefield, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Erskine Academy.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Audrey on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 320)

Presented by Representative THERIAULT of China.

Cosponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea, Senator DOW of Lincoln.

 

 

            (5-15)  Joseph C. Powell, of Friendship, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Medomak Valley High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Joseph on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 321)

Presented by Representative SIMMONS of Waldoboro.

Cosponsored by Representative SUTTON of Warren, Senator DOW of Lincoln, Senator MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

 

            (5-16)  James Thompson, of Eliot, a wrestler for the Marshwood High School Wrestling Team, who won the 195-pound title at the Class A State Championship.  We extend to James our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 322)

Presented by Representative LAWRENCE of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York, Representative PARKER of South Berwick.

 

 

            (5-17)  the Marshwood High School Wrestling Team, of South Berwick, which won the Class A State Championship.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 323)

Presented by Representative LAWRENCE of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Representative PARKER of South Berwick, Senator HILL of York.

 

 

            (5-18)  Matt Thompson, of Eliot, a wrestler for the Marshwood High School Wrestling Team, who won the 120-pound title at the Class A State Championship.  We extend to Matt our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 324)

Presented by Representative LAWRENCE of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York, Representative PARKER of South Berwick.

 

 

            (5-19)  Bradley Beaulieu, of South Berwick, a wrestler for the Marshwood High School Wrestling Team, who won the 138-pound title at the New England Wrestling Championships in Providence, Rhode Island.  We extend to Bradley our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 325)

Presented by Representative PARKER of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Representative LAWRENCE of South Berwick, Senator HILL of York.

 

 

            (5-20)  Bradley Beaulieu, of South Berwick, a wrestler for the Marshwood High School Wrestling Team, who won the 138-pound title at the Class A State Championship.  Bradley is now a 4-time Class A champion, having also won titles in the 113-pound, 126-pound and 132-pound weight classes in the previous 3 years.  We extend to Bradley our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 326)

Presented by Representative PARKER of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Representative LAWRENCE of South Berwick, Senator HILL of York.

 

 

            (5-21)  Dennis Dyer, of Dover-Foxcroft, who is retiring as Chief of the Dover-Foxcroft Police Department after 42 years of service in law enforcement.  Chief Dyer was first hired by the department in 1976 and was promoted to chief in 1985.  We extend to Chief Dyer our congratulations on his retirement and offer him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 327)

Presented by Representative HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

 

            (5-22)  William Casey, of Dover-Foxcroft, a senior at Foxcroft Academy, who is a recipient of a 2017 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to William on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 328)

Presented by Representative HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

 

            (5-23)  Krista Dearborn, of Milo, a senior at Penquis Valley High School, who is a recipient of a 2017 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Krista on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 329)

Presented by Representative HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-24)  Robert A. Skilling, of Gray.  Mr. Skilling worked for Thomas Laughlin and the Maine Department of Transportation and owned and operated Robert A. Skilling and Sons Excavation since 1962.  He was a member of Presumpscot Lodge #70, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and the Kora Shriners.  Mr. Skilling will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, friends and lifelong community of Gray;

 

(HLS 304)

Presented by Representative AUSTIN of Gray.

Cosponsored by Senator BREEN of Cumberland, Representative DENNO of Cumberland.

 

 

            (5-25)  Cora (Leach) Skilling, of Gray.  Mrs. Skilling worked for Canal Bank, Casco Bank and the Gray-New Gloucester school district superintendent's office and as a bookkeeper for her husband Robert's excavation company.  She was an active volunteer for the teams and schools of her 5 sons and for local causes, including the Dry Mills Schoolhouse and the Gray Congregational Women's Fellowship.  Mrs. Skilling will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family, friends and lifelong community of Gray;

 

(HLS 305)

Presented by Representative AUSTIN of Gray.

Cosponsored by Senator BREEN of Cumberland, Representative DENNO of Cumberland.

 

 

            (5-26)  Richard E. Dowe, of South China, a veteran of the United States Air Force.  Mr. Dowe owned an electronics repair business and sold electronics and owned Dowe's Furniture and Hardware and Dowe's True Value.  He was an active longtime member of the Masons and the American Legion and the South China Volunteer Fire Department and attended the South China Community Church.  Mr. Dowe will be long remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 64 years, Barbara, and by his family and friends;

 

(HLS 319)

Presented by Representative THERIAULT of China.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Refer to the Committee on Taxation
Pursuant to Statute

 

            (6-1)  Representative MASTRACCIO for the Government Oversight Committee on Bill "An Act To Implement Recommendations of the Government Oversight Committee To Improve the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Legislative Reviews of Tax Expenditures"

(H.P. 1083)  (L.D. 1572)

 

            Reporting that it be REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 1001, subsection 2.

 

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Divided Report

 

            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Prohibit Foraging on Private Land without Permission"

(S.P. 47)  (L.D. 128)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis
                                    DILL of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    DUNPHY of Old Town
                                    ACKLEY of Monmouth
                                    BLACK of Wilton
                                    CHAPMAN of Brooksville
                                    HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft
                                    KINNEY of Knox
                                    MARTIN of Sinclair
                                    McELWEE of Caribou
                                    O'NEIL of Saco
                                    SKOLFIELD of Weld

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-48) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin

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

 

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Provide a Source of Funding for Drug Abuse Resistance Education"

(S.P. 42)  (L.D. 94)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec

            Representative:
                                    NADEAU of Winslow

            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 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-47) on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Funding for Landfill Closure Costs"

(S.P. 191)  (L.D. 576)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot
                                    VOLK of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    TUCKER of Brunswick
                                    CAMPBELL of Orrington
                                    DUCHESNE of Hudson
                                    FAY of Raymond
                                    KINNEY of Limington
                                    MARTIN of Eagle Lake
                                    STROM of Pittsfield
                                    ZEIGLER of Montville

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    PIERCE of Dresden

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-47).

 

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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 Allocate at Least 10 Percent of Antlerless Deer Permits Available in Each Wildlife Management District to Hunters 70 Years of Age and Older"

(S.P. 170)  (L.D. 509)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook
                                    WOODSOME of York

            Representatives:
                                    DUCHESNE of Hudson
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    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-55) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    ALLEY of Beals

            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 CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-87) on Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Creation of a Firearms Owner Registry"

(H.P. 10)  (L.D. 9)

            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

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

 

            Signed:

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

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            (6-7)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Make Exposing a Law Enforcement Officer to a Disorienting Substance a Crime"

(H.P. 19)  (L.D. 18)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-88) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    GERRISH of Lebanon
                                    GROHMAN of Biddeford

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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-89) on Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Prohibit Weapons at Municipal Public Proceedings and Voting Places"

(H.P. 257)  (L.D. 351)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    COREY of Windham
                                    GERRISH of Lebanon
                                    MAREAN of Hollis

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            (6-9)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-94) 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)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    WOODSOME of York
                                    DION of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

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

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            (6-10)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Allow Bird Hunting on Sundays by Licensed Hunters Using a Shotgun"

(H.P. 48)  (L.D. 61)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    WOODSOME of York

            Representatives:
                                    DUCHESNE of Hudson
                                    ALLEY of Beals
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    LYFORD of Eddington
                                    MASON of Lisbon
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    REED of Carmel
                                    STEARNS of Guilford

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook

            Representatives:
                                    THERIAULT of China
                                    WOOD of Greene

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            (6-11)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Allow Sunday Hunting by Landowners and Those with Landowner Permission"

(H.P. 77)  (L.D. 109)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook
                                    WOODSOME of York

            Representatives:
                                    DUCHESNE of Hudson
                                    ALLEY of Beals
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    LYFORD of Eddington
                                    MASON of Lisbon
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    REED of Carmel
                                    STEARNS of Guilford

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    THERIAULT of China
                                    WOOD of Greene

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            (6-12)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass 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)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    WOODSOME of York

            Representatives:
                                    DUCHESNE of Hudson
                                    ALLEY of Beals
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    LYFORD of Eddington
                                    MASON of Lisbon
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    REED of Carmel
                                    STEARNS of Guilford

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    THERIAULT of China
                                    WOOD of Greene

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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-97) on Bill "An Act To Expand Disabled Veteran Eligibility for Complimentary Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Licenses"

(H.P. 208)  (L.D. 275)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook
                                    WOODSOME of York

            Representatives:
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    LYFORD of Eddington
                                    NADEAU of Winslow

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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 Extend the Big Game Season in Coastal Wildlife Management Areas"

(H.P. 304)  (L.D. 424)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook
                                    WOODSOME of York

            Representatives:
                                    DUCHESNE of Hudson
                                    ALLEY of Beals
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    LYFORD of Eddington
                                    MASON of Lisbon
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    REED of Carmel
                                    STEARNS of Guilford

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    THERIAULT of China
                                    WOOD of Greene

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            (6-15)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Double the Number of Moose Permits Available for Auction by Conservation Organizations"

(H.P. 486)  (L.D. 695)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    WOODSOME of York

            Representatives:
                                    DUCHESNE of Hudson
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    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 on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook

            Representative:
                                    ALLEY of Beals

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            (6-16)  Majority Report of the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Clarify Insurance Coverage in School-based Health Centers"

(H.P. 550)  (L.D. 770)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset
                                    CARSON of Cumberland
                                    DOW of Lincoln

            Representatives:
                                    LAWRENCE of South Berwick
                                    CRAIG of Brewer
                                    FOLEY of Wells
                                    PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield
                                    PRESCOTT of Waterboro
                                    SANBORN of Portland
                                    WALLACE of Dexter

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-96) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    BROOKS of Lewiston
                                    COLLINGS of Portland
                                    MELARAGNO of Auburn

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            (6-17)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass on Bill "An Act Regarding the Cancellation of Subscription Services"

(H.P. 671)  (L.D. 943)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BELLOWS of Kennebec

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VOLK of Cumberland
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

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

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            (6-18)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass 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)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DESCHAMBAULT of York

            Representatives:
                                    MARTIN of Sinclair
                                    BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland
                                    BRYANT of Windham
                                    HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach
                                    MADIGAN of Rumford
                                    SPEAR of South Thomaston

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-86) on same RESOLUTION.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis
                                    KEIM of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    GRIGNON of Athens
                                    HARRINGTON of Sanford
                                    ORDWAY of Standish
                                    PICKETT of Dixfield

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            (6-19)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Protect Voting Integrity by Establishing a Residency Verification Requirement for Purposes of Voting"

(H.P. 113)  (L.D. 155)

            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-92) 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. 179)  (L.D. 518) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Burial or Cremation of Certain Persons"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-45)

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 343)  (L.D. 1037) Bill "An Act To Provide for the 2017 and 2018 Allocations of the State Ceiling on Private Activity Bonds" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-44)

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 725)  (L.D. 1023) Bill "An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Baling Twine"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 28)  (L.D. 27) Bill "An Act To Exempt Sales to Parent-Teacher Organizations from the Sales Tax"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-100)

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 165)  (L.D. 209) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Temporary Sign Usage"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-111)

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 456)  (L.D. 642) Resolve, To Establish the Task Force To Identify Special Education Cost Drivers and Innovative Approaches to Services (EMERGENCY)  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-106)

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 915)  (L.D. 1318) Bill "An Act To Align State Relocation Assistance with That of the Federal Government"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-112)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Offer Hunters 65 Years of Age or Older Who Have Accumulated at Least 30 Points a Guaranteed Moose Permit

(H.P. 395)  (L.D. 553)
(C. "A" H-68)

 

 

            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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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Allow the Waldo County Budget Committee To Appoint Replacement Members

(H.P. 686)  (L.D. 973)

 

 

            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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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Enhance the Administration of the State's Group Health Plan

(H.P. 835)  (L.D. 1198)

 

 

            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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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-4)  Resolve, To Establish the Study Committee To Develop a Disposition Plan for Future Surplus State Property in York County

(H.P. 723)  (L.D. 1021)
(C. "A" H-67)

 

 

            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

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Protect Landlords from Lawsuits for Damage or Harm Caused by Assistance Animals

(H.P. 154)  (L.D. 198)
(C. "A" H-74)

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Improve Safety in the Disposal of Expired Marine Flares

(H.P. 185)  (L.D. 252)
(C. "A" H-62)

 

            (10-7)  An Act To Ensure Fair Compensation for Licensed Insurance Agents

(H.P. 267)  (L.D. 361)
(C. "A" H-69)

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Extend the Allowed Time for the Interchange of Educators between School Administrative Units and the Department of Education

(H.P. 354)  (L.D. 491)
(C. "A" H-65)

 

            (10-9)  An Act To Help Municipalities Prepare for Sea Level Rise

(H.P. 384)  (L.D. 540)
(C. "A" H-28)

 

            (10-10)  An Act To Modify the Definition of "General Use Pesticide"

(S.P. 209)  (L.D. 594)

 

            (10-11)  An Act To Expand the Types of Nonprofit Organizations to Which Surplus Property May Be Sold by the State

(H.P. 462)  (L.D. 648)

 

            (10-12)  An Act To Remove Restrictions on the Membership of Regional Water Councils

(H.P. 477)  (L.D. 686)
(C. "A" H-75)

 

            (10-13)  An Act To Make Changes to the Maine Liquor Liability Act

(H.P. 601)  (L.D. 852)
(C. "A" H-80)

 

            (10-14)  An Act To Extend the Germination Testing Period for Cool-weather Lawn and Turf Seed from 9 to 15 Months

(H.P. 605)  (L.D. 856)

 

            (10-15)  An Act To Allow Learner's Permits To Be Issued by Driver Education Schools

(H.P. 626)  (L.D. 877)
(C. "A" H-38)

 

            (10-16)  An Act To Modernize Ballot Notices for City Elections

(H.P. 741)  (L.D. 1058)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Tuesday, May 2, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

13.       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)

 

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

TABLED - May 2, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

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 Education and Cultural Affairs on Bill "An Act To Provide Funding for Preschool Programs"

(H.P. 419)  (L.D. 603)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-98)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (5 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on Bill "An Act To Include 50 Milliliter and Smaller Liquor Bottles in the Laws Governing Returnable Containers"

(H.P. 43)  (L.D. 56)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-107)  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-108)  (3 members)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Health and Human Services on Bill "An Act Concerning Screening of Newborns for Lysosomal Storage Disorders"

(H.P. 198)  (L.D. 265)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (8 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-110)  (3 members)

 

(4)  From the Committee on Health and Human Services on Bill "An Act To Require Reimbursement to Hospitals for Patients Awaiting Placement in Nursing Facilities"

(H.P. 292)  (L.D. 401)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-109)  (11 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (2 members)

 

(5)  From the Committee on Marine Resources on Bill "An Act To Provide Flexibility in the Purchase of Lobster and Crab Trap Tags"

(H.P. 157)  (L.D. 201)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-105)  (1 member)

 

(6)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Increase Funding for Multimodal Transportation"

(H.P. 84)  (L.D. 116)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-101)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

(7)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Exempt Certain Disabled Veterans from the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax"

(H.P. 252)  (L.D. 338)

 

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

 

(8)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Restore the Tax Deduction for Contributions to College Savings Accounts"

(H.P. 436)  (L.D. 620)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (8 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-102)  (5 members)

 

(9)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Protect the Tax Base of Municipalities by Removing the Property Tax Exemption for Land Held for Conservation or Public Access Purposes"

(H.P. 511)  (L.D. 727)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (8 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-103)  (4 members)

 

(10)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Expand the Authority of Municipalities To Implement a Property Tax Deferral Program"

(H.P. 623)  (L.D. 874)

 

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

 

(11)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act Regarding the Exclusive Use of Tax Exempt Property"

(H.P. 785)  (L.D. 1121)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (12 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-104)  (1 member)

 

 

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

Thursday, May 4, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 558)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the Senate and House adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 10:00 in the morning.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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

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

Thursday, May 4, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Expand the Local Foods Economy by Promoting Local Foods Procurement"

(S.P. 557)  (L.D. 1584)

 

            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 Transfer the Authority To Issue Nonconcealed Firearm Permits in Certain Cases from the Department of Public Safety to the Office of the Governor"

(S.P. 559)  (L.D. 1585)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Enable Earlier Introduction of Career and Technical Education in Maine Schools"

(S.P. 554)  (L.D. 1576)

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Clarify and Enhance Maine's Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Laws"

(S.P. 555)  (L.D. 1582)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Update the Statutes Governing the Bureau of Labor Standards To Promote Clarity for Workers and Employers"

(S.P. 553)  (L.D. 1575)

 

            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Electricians' Examining Board Licensing Laws"

(S.P. 556)  (L.D. 1583)

 

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

 

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            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Encourage Development in the Logging Industry by Requiring State and Local Government Agencies To Give Preference to Lumber and Solid Wood Products Harvested in the State"

(S.P. 551)  (L.D. 1573)

 

            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

Thursday, May 4, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative KINNEY of Knox, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 1089) (Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, BLACK of Wilton, CRAIG of Brewer, GILLWAY of Searsport, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, TALBOT ROSS of Portland, TUELL of East Machias, Senator: DAVIS of Piscataquis)

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MAY 2017 AS WILLIAMS SYNDROME AWARENESS MONTH

 

            WHEREAS, Williams syndrome is a genetic disorder that remains virtually unknown to the general public, educators and many doctors; and

 

            WHEREAS, Williams syndrome affects one in 10,000 people worldwide, including an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 people in the United States; and

 

            WHEREAS, Williams syndrome is characterized by medical and developmental delays, cardiovascular disease and learning disabilities; and

 

            WHEREAS, despite these problems, people with Williams syndrome often have unique abilities, including advanced verbal skills, highly sociable personalities and an affinity for music; and

 

            WHEREAS, children with Williams syndrome need costly ongoing medical care and early interventions, such as speech or occupational therapy, that may not be covered by insurance or state funding; and

 

            WHEREAS, as adults, most people with Williams syndrome need supportive housing to live to their fullest potential; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Williams Syndrome Association sponsors activities that work to increase community awareness and provide financial support for critical research and programs, leading to further insights about the disorder and new treatments for the future; 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 May 2017 as Williams Syndrome Awareness Month and encourage citizen participation in volunteer activities to increase local community awareness of Williams syndrome and its effects.

 

 

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