Table of Contents

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

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

37th Legislative Day

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Honorable Jeffrey K. Pierce, Dresden.

 

            National Anthem by Honorable Gay M. Grant, Gardiner.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, David Edsall, M.D., Ellsworth.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, May 4, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Resolve, To Require Greater Clearing of Vegetation along Portions of Route 161 in the Town of Allagash

(S.P. 552)  (L.D. 1574)

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Opt Out of Federal Daylight Saving Time and To Ask the United States Secretary of Transportation To Place the State in the Atlantic Time Zone"

(H.P. 159)  (L.D. 203)

 

            Minority (3) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "B" (H-77) in the House on April 27, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority (10) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-76) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the State's Rail Authority"

(S.P. 241)  (L.D. 724)

 

            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-42) in the House on May 2, 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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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 154)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

May 5, 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 365 "An Act To Waive Background Checks for the Parent of a Child Who Is the Subject of an Adoption Proceeding."

 

Current law states that a court must order a criminal background check of each prospective adoptive parent of a child with the exception of a biological parent.  I do not know why there is such interest in the Legislative Branch to create exemptions from the background check requirement that is intended to protect children from predators. 

 

I understand that during the public hearing, the committee had the benefit of hearing from a probate court judge.  This judge testified in opposition to the bill that "[f]ar too many stepparent background checks have yielded criminal records that include domestic abuse, felony convictions, and DHHS substantiated abuse against a child.  We learn of these criminal records despite the petitioner's signed affidavit denying a criminal record." 

 

This is enough to convince me that this bill would place Maine children at risk. 

 

For these reasons, I return LD 365 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 Waive Background Checks for the Parent of a Child Who Is the Subject of an Adoption Proceeding

(H.P. 271)  (L.D. 365)

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 349)

 

                        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 135, "An Act To Authorize the Department of Health and Human Services To Disclose Information to the Personal Representative of the Estate of an Incapacitated or Dependent Adult Who Dies While under Public Guardianship or Public Conservatorship."

 

Current law allows the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to release information in its records regarding adult protective activities to certain individuals who have a direct interest in or reason for having the information, such as a physician who suspects abuse or a member of a panel convened by DHHS or the Attorney General to investigate elder abuse. 

 

This bill would add personal representatives of the estate of a deceased individual who was under public guardianship or conservatorship to that list without any cause or justification for such a representative to obtain this confidential information.  Granting DHHS this unnecessary discretion could result in the sharing of information about elder-abuse investigations with the very subjects of those investigations. 

 

Under current law, DHHS may already share the information in question with a court's approval.  Passing a new law because past litigants may not have liked a court's decision would be reactionary and result in potentially bad decisions in the future.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 135 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 Authorize the Department of Health and Human Services To Disclose Information to the Personal Representative of the Estate of an Incapacitated or Dependent Adult Who Dies While under Public Guardianship or Public Conservatorship

(S.P. 54)  (L.D. 135)
(C. "A" S-15)

 

            In Senate, May 4, 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?'

 

            35 voted in favor and 0 against, and 35 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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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 152)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

May 9, 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:"

 

Criminal Justice and Public Safety

L.D. 908         An Act Establishing the Crime of Child Abuse in the Maine Criminal Code

L.D. 1154       An Act To Provide a Voluntary Method of Determining Whether a Purchaser of a Firearm Is Prohibited from Possessing a Firearm without a Background Check

L.D. 1173       An Act To Require That Information on Prisoners' Furlough Be Reported to the National Crime Information Center, Department of Public Safety and State Bureau of Identification

 

Judiciary

L.D. 578         An Act To Modify the Divorce Laws Concerning Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

L.D. 581         An Act To Require Notification When a Temporary Protection from Abuse Order Is Rescinded

L.D. 668         An Act To Facilitate the Return of Unclaimed Property

L.D. 773         An Act To Enact the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act

L.D. 1099       Resolve, To Require the State To Bring Suit against the Federal Government for Failure To Comply with the Federal Refugee Act of 1980

L.D. 1120       Resolve, Directing the Maine Commission on Domestic and Sexual Abuse To Study Economic Abuse

 

State and Local Government

L.D. 69           An Act To Increase the Salary of the Governor

L.D. 899         Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study the Salaries of the Governor, Legislators and Executive and Legislative Staff

L.D. 1087       An Act To Define When a Municipal Land Use Decision Is Considered Final for Purposes of an Appeal to Superior Court

L.D. 1100       An Act To Increase the Salaries of the Governor and Legislators

 

Veterans and Legal Affairs

L.D. 4             An Act To Amend the Licensing Requirements for Beano Halls Leased by Veterans' Organizations

L.D. 407         An Act To Simplify the Laws Regarding Games of Chance

L.D. 564         RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Increase the Number of Signatures Required for a Direct Initiative of Legislation

L.D. 796         RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Regarding Referendum Questions for Statewide Ballots

L.D. 1284       An Act To Require Election Transparency and Audits

L.D. 1293       An Act To Allow Wine Tastings at Farmers' Markets

L.D. 1411       RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Limit Petitions for Direct Initiatives That Would Violate the Constitution of Maine

L.D. 1525       An Act To Clarify the Laws Governing Alcohol Manufacturer Licenses

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 153)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

May 9, 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 Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has approved the request by the sponsor, Representative Martin of Eagle Lake, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 241         An Act To Eliminate the Authority of Game Wardens To Violate the Hunting and Fishing Laws When Carrying Out the Duties of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the Committee on Taxation has approved the request by the sponsor, Representative Tipping of Orono, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 733         An Act Regarding Maine's Tax Code

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

 

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 376)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

May 4, 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 insisted to its previous actions whereby it accepted

 

·        the Minority Ought Not to Pass Report from the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Exempt Certain Veterans from Hunter Safety Courses" (H.P. 38) (L.D. 52), in non-concurrence;

 

·        the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report from the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Create a Permanent Wabanaki Law Enforcement Seat on the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Board of Trustees" (H.P. 524) (L.D. 744), in non-concurrence.

 

Best Regards,

 

Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Appropriate Funds To Provide Sea Protection and Public Access to the Historic Whaleback Lighthouse in Kittery"

(H.P. 1090)  (L.D. 1586)

 

Sponsored by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York and Representatives: BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland, BLUME of York, LAWRENCE of South Berwick.

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

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Provide Economic Security to Maine Families through the Creation of a Paid Family Medical Leave System"

(H.P. 1091)  (L.D. 1587)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland.

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Remove Barriers to Professional Licensing for Veterans"

(H.P. 1096)  (L.D. 1592)

 

Sponsored by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

Cosponsored by Representatives: FARRIN of Norridgewock, FECTEAU of Biddeford, HERBIG of Belfast, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, STETKIS of Canaan, Senators: BRAKEY of Androscoggin, CARPENTER of Aroostook, MASON of Androscoggin.

 

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

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Maintain Mail Routes and Access to Residential Structures"

(H.P. 1092)  (L.D. 1588)

 

Sponsored by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Simplify the Taxation of Leasing Tangible Personal Property and To Clarify the Incidence of Use Tax"

(H.P. 1093)  (L.D. 1589)

 

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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            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen the Restrictions Governing Lobbying by Former Legislators and Former Executive Branch Officials"

(H.P. 1095)  (L.D. 1591)

 

Sponsored by Representative FARRIN of Norridgewock.

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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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 1094) (Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: BROOKS of Lewiston, FOLEY of Wells, HYMANSON of York, KINNEY of Knox, VACHON of Scarborough, WARREN of Hallowell, Senator: CARSON of Cumberland)

 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE MAY 6 to 12, 2017
AS NATIONAL NURSES WEEK

 

            WHEREAS, the nearly 3,400,000 registered nurses in the United States constitute our nation's largest health care profession; and

 

            WHEREAS, the depth and breadth of the registered nursing profession meet the different and emerging health care needs of the American population in a wide range of settings; and

 

            WHEREAS, the American Nurses Association, as the voice for the registered nurses of this country, is working to chart a new course for a healthy nation that relies on increasing delivery of primary and preventive health care; and

 

            WHEREAS, a renewed emphasis on primary and preventive health care will require better utilization of all of our nation's registered nursing resources; and

 

            WHEREAS, professional nursing has been demonstrated to be an indispensable component of the safety and quality of care of hospitalized patients; and

 

            WHEREAS, the demand for registered nursing services will be greater than ever because of the aging of the American population, the continuing expansion of life-sustaining technologies and the explosive growth of home health care services; and

 

            WHEREAS, more qualified registered nurses will be needed in the future to meet the increasingly complex needs of health care consumers in the State; and

 

            WHEREAS, the cost-effective, safe and high-quality health care services provided by registered nurses will be an increasingly important component of the national health care delivery system in the future; and

 

            WHEREAS, along with the American Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association - Maine has declared May 6 to 12, 2017 as National Nurses Week, with the theme "Culture of Safety - It Starts with You," in celebration of the ways in which registered nurses strive to provide safe and high-quality patient care and to map out the way to improve our health care system; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, recognize May 6 to 12, 2017 as National Nurses Week to celebrate registered nurses' accomplishments and efforts to improve our health care system and show our appreciation for the nation's registered nurses not just during this week but at every opportunity throughout the year and ask that all residents of this State join in honoring the registered nurses who care for all of us.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  the Greater Portland Transit District METRO, of Portland, which celebrated its 50th year of service in 2016, which was also the year of its highest ridership, with 1,810,825 rides.  We extend to the Greater Portland Transit District METRO our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 129)

 

 

            (5-2)  Peter McLaughlin, of Belgrade, coach of the Messalonskee High School Boys Basketball Team, who has been named the Morning Sentinel Boys Basketball Coach of the Year.  We extend to Mr. McLaughlin our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 217)

 

 

            (5-3)  Ellie Burns, of Marshfield, who has been named the 2017 Career and Technical Education Student of the Year at the Coastal Washington County Institute of Technology.  We extend to Ellie our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 219)

 

 

            (5-4)  Winifred Speed, of Corinth, who has received the Boston Post Cane, an honor given to the oldest citizen of a municipality.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ms. Speed on this occasion;

 

(SLS 220)

 

 

            (5-5)  Mackenzie Friel, of Millinocket, who placed first in the State in the Investwrite national writing competition.  We extend to Mackenzie our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 221)

 

 

            (5-6)  Ken Blais, of Auburn, owner of Rolly's Diner, who has been named Citizen of the Year by the Auburn Business Association.  We extend to Mr. Blais our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 330)

Presented by Representative BICKFORD of Auburn.

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

 

 

            (5-7)  Samantha Frank, of Windham, a junior at the University of Maine, who won the individual title in the women's 101-pound division at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Division II National Championships and was named the meet's outstanding wrestler.  This is Ms. Frank's 3rd consecutive individual title at the championships and the 3rd consecutive time she has been named the outstanding wrestler.  We extend to Ms. Frank our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 332)

Presented by Representative BRYANT of Windham.

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

 

 

            (5-8)  Sarah Southam, of Bethel, a science and mathematics teacher at Telstar High School, who has received the Non-Profit Leadership Award from the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Ms. Southam our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 333)

Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-9)  Luke Mason, of Bethel, a senior at Telstar High School, who has received the Student Citizenship Award from the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Luke our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 334)

Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-10)  Souix-Ann Tuttle, of Bethel, a senior at Telstar High School, who has received the Student Citizenship Award from the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Souix-Ann our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 335)

Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-11)  Susan Berry, of Bethel, an employee of Sunday River Brewing Company, who has been named Hospitality Professional of the Year by the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Ms. Berry our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 336)

Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-12)  Levi Brown, of Bethel, Principal of Crescent Park Elementary School, who has been named Education Professional of the Year by the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Mr. Brown our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 337)

Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-13)  Jeri B. Greenwell, of Bethel, who has received the Henry H. Hastings Citizenship Award from the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Ms. Greenwell our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 338)

Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-14)  Jake Bracy and Toby Winkler, of Bethel, owners of YOPP Skis, who have received the Rising Star Entrepreneur Award from the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Mr. Bracy and Mr. Winkler our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 339)

Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-15)  Hakan Adams, of South Paris, who has received the Maine Guide Award from the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Mr. Adams our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 340)

Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford, Representative HERRICK of Paris.

 

 

            (5-16)  George Nickerson, of Bethel, who has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Mr. Nickerson our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 341)

Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-17)  Gabe Perkins and Norm Greenberg, of Bethel, who have received Special Recognition from the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce for their efforts in maintaining the operation of the Bethel Inn's Nordic Ski Center.  We extend to Mr. Perkins and Mr. Greenberg our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 342)

Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-18)  Frank Duguay, of Mexico, an employee of Whittemore Pool and Spa Management, who has been named Service Professional of the Year by the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Mr. Duguay our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 343)

Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford, Representative PICKETT of Dixfield.

 

 

            (5-19)  Courtney and Michael Bennett, of Bethel, whose business, Workout 24-7, has been named Business of the Year by the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Mr. and Mrs. Bennett our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 344)

Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-20)  Chris Barstow, of Bethel, owner of Specialty Timberworks LLC, who has received the Forest Products Industry Award from the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Mr. Barstow our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 345)

Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-21)  Amy L. Boulanger, of Newry, Ski Patrol Director of Mt. Abram, who has been named Ski Industry Professional of the Year by the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Ms. Boulanger our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 346)

Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-22)  Barb and Bob Dion, of Bethel, who have been named Chamber Volunteers of the Year by the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Mr. and Mrs. Dion our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 347)

Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-23)  Donald G. Bennett, of Bethel, a member of the Town of Bethel Board of Selectmen, who has received the Public Service Award from the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Mr. Bennett our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 348)

Presented by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-24)  Edgar Spaulding, of Belfast, who helped rescue a person whose car slid off a slippery road and landed upside down in the Little River in Belfast.  The car had broken through the ice and was in the water when Mr. Spaulding arrived to help free the driver.  We extend to Mr. Spaulding our appreciation for his actions and offer him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 349)

Presented by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-25)  Wayne A. Bosowicz, of Sebec, a Maine Master Guide known as the Dean of Black Bear Guides.  Mr. Bosowicz was a founding member of the Maine Professional Guides Association.  He will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, friends and colleagues;

 

(SLS 218)

 

 

            (5-26)  Virginia Martin Williams, of Freeport.  Ms. Williams taught in Portland schools before starting a successful home business making hand-sewn catnip products, baby bibs and potholders and becoming an accomplished spinner, knitter and weaver.  She served as the treasurer of the Freeport Democratic Town Committee for many years.  Ms. Williams will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family, friends and neighbors;

 

(HLS 331)

Presented by Speaker GIDEON of Freeport.

Cosponsored by Senator CARSON of Cumberland.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Change of Committee

 

            (6-1)  Representative HYMANSON from the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act Regarding the Epidemic of Opiate Abuse"

(H.P. 983)  (L.D. 1429)

 

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

 

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Divided Report

 

            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-43) on Bill "An Act To Improve the Ability of Maine Companies To Manufacture and Market Bioplastics"

(S.P. 218)  (L.D. 656)

            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

            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-43).

 

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-98) on Bill "An Act To Provide Funding for Preschool Programs"

(H.P. 419)  (L.D. 603)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MAKER of Washington

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

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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" (H-107) on Bill "An Act To Include 50 Milliliter and Smaller Liquor Bottles in the Laws Governing Returnable Containers"

(H.P. 43)  (L.D. 56)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot
                                    VOLK of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    TUCKER of Brunswick
                                    CAMPBELL of Orrington
                                    DUCHESNE of Hudson
                                    FAY of Raymond
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    MARTIN of Eagle Lake
                                    ZEIGLER of Montville

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-108) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    KINNEY of Limington
                                    PIERCE of Dresden
                                    STROM of Pittsfield

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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act Concerning Screening of Newborns for Lysosomal Storage Disorders"

(H.P. 198)  (L.D. 265)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    HYMANSON of York
                                    CHACE of Durham
                                    DENNO of Cumberland
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    PERRY of Calais
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-110) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    MADIGAN of Waterville
                                    PARKER of South Berwick

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-109) on Bill "An Act To Require Reimbursement to Hospitals for Patients Awaiting Placement in Nursing Facilities"

(H.P. 292)  (L.D. 401)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representative:
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea

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            (6-7)  Majority Report of the Committee on MARINE RESOURCES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Provide Flexibility in the Purchase of Lobster and Crab Trap Tags"

(H.P. 157)  (L.D. 201)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MAKER of Washington
                                    VITELLI of Sagadahoc

            Representatives:
                                    KUMIEGA of Deer Isle
                                    ALLEY of Beals
                                    BATTLE of South Portland
                                    BLUME of York
                                    HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor
                                    SIMMONS of Waldoboro
                                    SUTTON of Warren
                                    TUELL of East Machias

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-105) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    DEVIN of Newcastle

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            (6-8)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-101) on Bill "An Act To Increase Funding for Multimodal Transportation"

(H.P. 84)  (L.D. 116)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHENETTE of York

            Representatives:
                                    TIPPING of Orono
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell
                                    STANLEY of Medway
                                    TERRY of Gorham

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DOW of Lincoln
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    BICKFORD of Auburn
                                    HILLIARD of Belgrade
                                    POULIOT of Augusta
                                    WARD of Dedham

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            (6-9)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Exempt Certain Disabled Veterans from the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax"

(H.P. 252)  (L.D. 338)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DOW of Lincoln
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    TIPPING of Orono
                                    BICKFORD of Auburn
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    HILLIARD of Belgrade
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell
                                    POULIOT of Augusta
                                    STANLEY of Medway
                                    TERRY of Gorham
                                    WARD of Dedham

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHENETTE of York

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            (6-10)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Restore the Tax Deduction for Contributions to College Savings Accounts"

(H.P. 436)  (L.D. 620)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DOW of Lincoln
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    BICKFORD of Auburn
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    HILLIARD of Belgrade
                                    STANLEY of Medway
                                    TERRY of Gorham

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-102) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHENETTE of York

            Representatives:
                                    TIPPING of Orono
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell
                                    POULIOT of Augusta
                                    WARD of Dedham

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            (6-11)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass 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)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DOW of Lincoln
                                    CHENETTE of York

            Representatives:
                                    TIPPING of Orono
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell
                                    STANLEY of Medway
                                    TERRY of Gorham

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-103) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    BICKFORD of Auburn
                                    HILLIARD of Belgrade
                                    WARD of Dedham

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            (6-12)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Expand the Authority of Municipalities To Implement a Property Tax Deferral Program"

(H.P. 623)  (L.D. 874)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DOW of Lincoln
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    HILLIARD of Belgrade
                                    POULIOT of Augusta
                                    STANLEY of Medway
                                    WARD of Dedham

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHENETTE of York

            Representatives:
                                    TIPPING of Orono
                                    BICKFORD of Auburn
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell
                                    TERRY of Gorham

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            (6-13)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act Regarding the Exclusive Use of Tax Exempt Property"

(H.P. 785)  (L.D. 1121)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DOW of Lincoln
                                    CHENETTE of York
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    TIPPING of Orono
                                    BICKFORD of Auburn
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    HILLIARD of Belgrade
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell
                                    STANLEY of Medway
                                    TERRY of Gorham
                                    WARD of Dedham

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-104) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    POULIOT of Augusta

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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. 232)  (L.D. 670) Bill "An Act To Allow for Consistent Application of Credit for Driver's License Suspensions Imposed by the Court"  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 233)  (L.D. 671) Bill "An Act To Allow for Accurate Credit for a License Suspension for Operating under the Influence"  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 109)  (L.D. 343) Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Discharge of a Firearm within 300 Feet of a State-owned Boat Launching Ramp"  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-52)

 

            (7-4)  (S.P. 248)  (L.D. 803) Bill "An Act To Improve Transparency in the Electricity Supply Market"  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-49)

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 941)  (L.D. 1364) Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 97: Private Non-Medical Institution Services, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services (EMERGENCY)  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 129)  (L.D. 173) Bill "An Act To Reduce Food Insecurity"  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-121)

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 152)  (L.D. 196) Bill "An Act To Protect Personal Information of Participants in a Community Well-being Check Program"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-126)

 

            (7-8)  (H.P. 537)  (L.D. 757) Bill "An Act To Amend the Charter of the Richmond Utilities District"  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-115)

 

            (7-9)  (H.P. 763)  (L.D. 1085) Bill "An Act To Amend the Requirements for Licensure as an Independent Practice Dental Hygienist"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-119)

 

            (7-10)  (H.P. 969)  (L.D. 1395) Resolve, To Name the Bridge over the Androscoggin River between the Towns of Peru and Mexico the Buddy Wendall McLain Bridge  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-125)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Provide for the 2017 and 2018 Allocations of the State Ceiling on Private Activity Bonds

(S.P. 343)  (L.D. 1037)
(C. "A" S-44)

 

 

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

 

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Acts

 

            (10-2)  Act To Protect the Confidentiality of State and Local Government Employees' Private Information

(H.P. 104)  (L.D. 146)
(C. "A" H-85)

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Burial or Cremation of Certain Persons

(S.P. 179)  (L.D. 518)
(C. "A" S-45)

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Return the Normal Cost of Teacher Retirement to the State

(H.P. 417)  (L.D. 601)
(C. "A" H-73)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, May 4, 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 Matthew Harrison, of Eastport

(HLS 228)

 

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

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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).

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

12.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

13.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (11) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-47) - Minority (2) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Funding for Landfill Closure Costs"

(S.P. 191)  (L.D. 576)

 

- 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-47).

TABLED - May 4, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

14.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-87) - Minority (4) Ought Not to Pass - 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)

 

TABLED - May 4, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

15.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-89) - Minority (4) Ought Not to Pass - 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)

 

TABLED - May 4, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE June 21, 2017

 

NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry on Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Use of Elephants in Traveling Animal Acts"

(H.P. 287)  (L.D. 396)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (8 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-122)  (5 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry on Bill "An Act To Promote Small Diversified Farms and Small Food Producers"

(H.P. 584)  (L.D. 835)

 

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

 

(3)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Resolve, To Study the Development of a Behavioral Health Unit at the Cumberland County Jail

(H.P. 467)  (L.D. 676)

 

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

 

(4)  From the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs on Bill "An Act To Provide for a Later Starting Time for High Schools"

(H.P. 331)  (L.D. 468)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-128)  (6 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (5 members)

 

(5)  From the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs on Bill "An Act To Establish the Summer Success Program Fund"

(H.P. 647)  (L.D. 919)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-113)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

(6)  From the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on Bill "An Act To Amend the Municipal Subdivision Laws"

(H.P. 444)  (L.D. 628)

 

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

 

(7)  From the Committee on Health and Human Services on Bill "An Act To Build Greater Accountability into the General Assistance Program by Increasing the Penalty for Falsely Representing Information on an Application for General Assistance"

(H.P. 11)  (L.D. 10)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-129)  (6 members)

 

(8)  From the Committee on Health and Human Services on Bill "An Act To Allow a Law Enforcement Agency That Treats a Person with Naloxone Hydrochloride To Bill That Person for That Treatment"

(H.P. 76)  (L.D. 108)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-131)  (6 members)

 

(9)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Allow Hunters Whose Religion Prohibits Wearing Hunter Orange Clothing To Instead Wear Red"

(H.P. 306)  (L.D. 426)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-130)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (5 members)

 

(10)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Require an Operator of an All-terrain Vehicle Driven on Certain Roads To Have a Driver's License and Liability Insurance"

(H.P. 447)  (L.D. 631)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-120)  (2 members)

 

(11)  From the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services on Bill "An Act To Reinstitute the Maine Health Exchange Advisory Committee"

(H.P. 509)  (L.D. 718)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-127)  (3 members)

 

(12)  From the Committee on Judiciary on RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Explicitly Protect against Sex Discrimination

(H.P. 153)  (L.D. 197)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-133)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

(13)  From the Committee on Judiciary on Bill "An Act To Clarify Damages for the Willful or Negligent Injury or Death of a Dog"

(H.P. 299)  (L.D. 419)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (9 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-134)  (4 members)

 

(14)  From the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Bill "An Act To Provide Funding for the Maine Coworking Development Fund"

(H.P. 218)  (L.D. 285)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-114)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

(15)  From the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Bill "An Act To Protect Job Applicants from Identity Theft"

(H.P. 429)  (L.D. 613)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-116)  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-117)  (6 members)

 

(16)  From the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Bill "An Act To Create a Bridge to Self-sufficiency for Vulnerable Segments of the Population by Providing Incentives to Employers"

(H.P. 905)  (L.D. 1308)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-118)  (11 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (2 members)

 

(17)  From the Committee on Transportation on Bill "An Act To Allow for the Regulation of Transportation Network Companies at Airports by Municipalities" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 711)  (L.D. 1010)

 

Report "A" reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-123)  (8 members)
Report "B" reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-124)  (4 members)
Report "C" reporting Ought Not to Pass  (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

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act Authorizing the Aroostook Band of Micmacs and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians To Benefit from the Operation of an Existing Casino"

(S.P. 560)  (L.D. 1590)

 

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

 

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