Table of Contents

House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
Reference Joint Select Committee
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
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
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
COMMUNICATIONS

 


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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


 

38th Legislative Day

Thursday, May 11, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Pastor Scott Townsend, Calvary Baptist Church, Warren.

 

            National Anthem by The Maine Girls' Academy High School Chorus, Portland.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, A. Jan Berlin, M.D., Portland.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Improve Requirements for Reporting to the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices"

(H.P. 507)  (L.D. 716)

 

            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 Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "B" (S-57) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 159)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

May 9, 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 534, "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Circumstances of Death That Must Be Reported to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner."

 

My main objection to this bill is the provision that removes the requirement that deaths due to the consequences of long-term alcohol use be reported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.  I firmly believe that long-term alcohol deaths need to be reported.  How else can we as a society deal with the unknowns that surround death?

 

While removing this requirement would save the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner some effort, causes of death are something that we as a society should be taking very seriously.  This is why we have our current law, and it is also why the law should not be amended.

 

For this reason, I return LD 534 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying item An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Circumstances of Death That Must Be Reported to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner

(H.P. 378)  (L.D. 534)

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 155)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

May 11, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

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

 

On May 9, 2017

 

Michael R. Currie of Falmouth for appointment to the Board of Trustees, Maine Public Employees Retirement System.

Pursuant to Title 5, MRSA §17102, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs.

 

Alvin K. Ahlers of North Yarmouth and

Honorable James W. Parker of Veazie for reappointment to the Board of Environmental Protection.

Pursuant to Title 38, MRSA §341-C, these reappointments are contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 156)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

May 11, 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 Education and Cultural Affairs has approved the request by the sponsor, Senator Millett of Cumberland, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 380         An Act To Implement the Federal Every Student Succeeds Act in Maine

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 158)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

May 11, 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. 1092       An Act To Exempt United States Military Recruiters from Paying Fees for Criminal History Record Checks

L.D. 1333       An Act To Enact the Drug Trafficking Offender Registration and Notification Act

L.D. 1526       An Act To Provide Funds for Access to Federal Training Facilities for First Responders  (EMERGENCY)

 

Taxation

L.D. 16           An Act To Exempt Certain Individuals Who Are 70 Years of Age or Older from Maine Income Tax

L.D. 311         An Act To Eliminate Corporate Welfare and Provide Tax Relief

L.D. 621         An Act To Retain Professionals and Attract Professionals to Maine by Amending Maine's Income Tax Code

L.D. 664         An Act To Exempt Gold and Silver Coins and Bullion from Sales Tax

L.D. 783         An Act Regarding Business Income Tax

L.D. 1076       An Act To Replace Municipal Property Tax Revenue Lost Due to Land Acquisitions under the Land for Maine's Future Fund

L.D. 1227       An Act To Restore to Five Percent the State-Municipal Revenue Sharing Distribution and Create a Matching Fund for Local Road and Bridge Construction, Maintenance and Reconstruction

L.D. 1246       An Act To Provide Landowners a Property Tax Exemption for Certain Trails

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 388)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

May 9, 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 action whereby the Bill "An Act Regarding Advertisements by Maine Clean Election Act Candidates" (H.P. 571) (L.D. 791) was Passed to be Engrossed as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-30) 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 the Animal Welfare Laws To Add Provisions Relating to the Surrender of Animals"

(H.P. 1097)  (L.D. 1593)

 

Sponsored by Representative SKOLFIELD of Weld.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Allow the Commercial Growth and Sale of Water Spinach in the State"

(H.P. 1101)  (L.D. 1598)

 

Sponsored by Representative LAWRENCE of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York.

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

 

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

 

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            (3-3)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Dispensing of Naloxone Hydrochloride by Pharmacists"

(H.P. 1098)  (L.D. 1594)

 

Sponsored by Representative VACHON of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: CHACE of Durham, Speaker GIDEON of Freeport, HEAD of Bethel, HERBIG of Belfast, HYMANSON of York, SYLVESTER of Portland, Senators: DILL of Penobscot, WOODSOME of York.

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

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Improve the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law"

(H.P. 1102)  (L.D. 1599)

 

Sponsored by Representative STANLEY of Medway.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Establish an Opioid Addiction Prevention and Rehabilitation Treatment Program Funded by a Tax Imposed upon the Sale of Opioids"

(H.P. 1103)  (L.D. 1600)

 

Sponsored by Representative O'NEIL of Saco.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec and Representatives: GATTINE of Westbrook, GROHMAN of Biddeford, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, POULIOT of Augusta, STANLEY of Medway, TIPPING of Orono, WARREN of Hallowell, Senator: DIAMOND of Cumberland.

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

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-6)  Bill "An Act Regarding Inspection Requirements for Public Safety and Municipal Vehicles Owned by Island Communities"

(H.P. 1099)  (L.D. 1595)

 

Sponsored by Representative COOPER of Yarmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator BREEN of Cumberland and Representatives: DEVIN of Newcastle, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, SYLVESTER of Portland, Senator: DOW of Lincoln.

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

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Establish the Cannabis Advisory Commission"

(H.P. 1100)  (L.D. 1596)

 

Sponsored by Representative JORGENSEN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York.

Submitted by the Department of the Attorney General pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

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

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 34)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Mark E. Bryant of Windham be excused May 9 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Bradlee Thomas Farrin of Norridgewock be excused April 13 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Aaron M. Frey of Bangor be excused May 4 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Frances M. Head of Bethel be excused May 2 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Erin D. Herbig of Belfast be excused May 2 and 4 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Chris A. Johansen of Monticello be excused May 4 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Thomas H. Skolfield of Weld be excused May 2 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Charlotte Warren of Hallowell be excused April 19 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)  Sybil Riemensnider, of South Portland, for her 20 years of service as Executive Director of the South Portland Food Cupboard, which served fewer than 200 people per month when it opened in 1997 but now serves more than 700 people per month.  We extend to Ms. Riemensnider our appreciation for her service and offer her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 127)

 

 

            (5-2)  Hannah Hartnett, of Hebron, a senior at Oxford Hills Comprehensive 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 Hannah on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 222)

 

 

            (5-3)  Andrew Arsenault, of Rumford, a senior at Mountain 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 Andrew on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 223)

 

 

            (5-4)  Liza White, of Rumford, a senior at Mountain Valley High School, who is a recipient of a Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award for her dependability, leadership, service and patriotism.  We extend our congratulations to Liza on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 224)

 

 

            (5-5)  Justin Varnum and Donald Hathaway, both of Mexico, who rescued Diane Linfield and her mother, Blanche Sanders, from a burning home, without regard to their own safety.  We extend to Mr. Varnum and Mr. Hathaway our appreciation for their lifesaving effort and offer them our best wishes;

 

(SLS 225)

 

 

            (5-6)  Sam Cousins, of Bridgton, who is retiring as the Town of Harrison Public Works Foreman after 28 years of service to the town.  Mr. Cousins has overseen many changes in the town's Public Works Department and has been instrumental in improving the town's roads.  We extend to Mr. Cousins our appreciation for his service and our congratulations on his retirement;

 

(HLS 350)

Presented by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-7)  Paul Reynolds, of Harrison, and Andrew Grant, of Norway, who have received the Good Samaritan Award from the American Red Cross.  Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Grant, who work as Central Maine Power linemen, rescued a trapped driver from a burning pickup truck just before it became engulfed in flames.  We extend to Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Grant our appreciation for their lifesaving efforts and our congratulations on their receiving this recognition;

 

(HLS 351)

Presented by Representative GINZLER of Bridgton.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford, Representative WINSOR of Norway.

 

 

            (5-8)  Owen Lynch, of Veazie, a senior at John Bapst Memorial 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 Owen on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 352)

Presented by Representative LYFORD of Eddington.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-9)  Ian West, of Jackman, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Forest Hills Consolidated School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ian on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 353)

Presented by Representative GRIGNON of Athens.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-10)  Patricia Lessard, of Jackman, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Forest Hills Consolidated School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Patricia on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 354)

Presented by Representative GRIGNON of Athens.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-11)  Javier Padilla, of Jackman, who has earned the distinction of being named Class Historian of the 2017 graduating class of Forest Hills Consolidated School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Javier on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 355)

Presented by Representative GRIGNON of Athens.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-12)  Jane E. Horovitz, of Washington, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Medomak Valley High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Jane on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 356)

Presented by Representative SIMMONS of Waldoboro.

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

 

 

            (5-13)  the DaPonte String Quartet, of Damariscotta, which is celebrating its 25th Anniversary.  Not long after forming in Philadelphia, the quartet relocated to mid-coast Maine and has since put down roots in the State, performing in all 16 counties, as well as throughout the United States and the world.  We extend to the DaPonte String Quartet our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 357)

Presented by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle.

Cosponsored by Senator DOW of Lincoln.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Change of Committee

 

            (6-1)  Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Enact the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act"

(S.P. 314)  (L.D. 958)

 

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

 

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

 

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Divided Report

 

            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act Regarding State Investments and the Dakota Access Pipeline"

(S.P. 320)  (L.D. 981)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford
                                    KATZ of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    FREY of Bangor
                                    JORGENSEN of Portland
                                    MARTIN of Eagle Lake
                                    SEAVEY of Kennebunkport
                                    SIROCKI of Scarborough
                                    TIMBERLAKE of Turner
                                    WINSOR of Norway

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-68) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BREEN of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    GATTINE of Westbrook
                                    HUBBELL of Bar Harbor
                                    TEPLER of Topsham

            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 Resolve, To Establish a Working Group To Review the Function and Mission of Probation Officers and Establish a Licensing Procedure

(S.P. 204)  (L.D. 589)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    COREY of Windham
                                    GERRISH of Lebanon
                                    GROHMAN of Biddeford
                                    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 on same Resolve.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    WARREN of Hallowell
                                    TALBOT ROSS of Portland

            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 CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Strengthen Protections against Civil Asset Forfeiture"

(S.P. 288)  (L.D. 888)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-53) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    WARREN of Hallowell
                                    GROHMAN of Biddeford

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

 

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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Refer to the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Provide Stability and Continuity in the Department of Education"

(S.P. 120)  (L.D. 379)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MAKER of Washington
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

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

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority REFER TO COMMITTEE Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

 

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-58) on Bill "An Act To Establish a Mattress Stewardship Program"

(S.P. 115)  (L.D. 349)

            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
                                    PIERCE of Dresden
                                    ZEIGLER of Montville

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    KINNEY of Limington
                                    STROM of Pittsfield

            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-58).

 

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            (6-7)  Majority Report of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Use of Elephants in Traveling Animal Acts"

(H.P. 287)  (L.D. 396)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin

            Representatives:
                                    DUNPHY of Old Town
                                    BLACK of Wilton
                                    HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft
                                    KINNEY of Knox
                                    McELWEE of Caribou
                                    SKOLFIELD of Weld

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-122) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DILL of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    ACKLEY of Monmouth
                                    CHAPMAN of Brooksville
                                    MARTIN of Sinclair
                                    O'NEIL of Saco

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            (6-8)  Majority Report of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass on Bill "An Act To Promote Small Diversified Farms and Small Food Producers"

(H.P. 584)  (L.D. 835)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DILL of Penobscot
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin

            Representatives:
                                    DUNPHY of Old Town
                                    ACKLEY of Monmouth
                                    CHAPMAN of Brooksville
                                    MARTIN of Sinclair
                                    O'NEIL of Saco

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis

            Representatives:
                                    BLACK of Wilton
                                    HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft
                                    KINNEY of Knox
                                    McELWEE of Caribou
                                    SKOLFIELD of Weld

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            (6-9)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Resolve, To Study the Development of a Behavioral Health Unit at the Cumberland County Jail

(H.P. 467)  (L.D. 676)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    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
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    RECKITT of South Portland

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    TALBOT ROSS of Portland

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            (6-10)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-128) on Bill "An Act To Provide for a Later Starting Time for High Schools"

(H.P. 331)  (L.D. 468)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MAKER of Washington

            Representatives:
                                    GINZLER of Bridgton
                                    SAMPSON of Alfred
                                    TURNER of Burlington

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            (6-11)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-113) on Bill "An Act To Establish the Summer Success Program Fund"

(H.P. 647)  (L.D. 919)

            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
                                    TURNER of Burlington

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            (6-12)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Amend the Municipal Subdivision Laws"

(H.P. 444)  (L.D. 628)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    TUCKER of Brunswick
                                    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 on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin
                                    VOLK of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    CAMPBELL of Orrington
                                    KINNEY of Limington
                                    PIERCE of Dresden
                                    STROM of Pittsfield

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            (6-13)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass 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)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    HYMANSON of York
                                    DENNO of Cumberland
                                    HAMANN of South Portland
                                    MADIGAN of Waterville
                                    PARKER of South Berwick
                                    PERRY of Calais

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-129) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    CHACE of Durham
                                    HEAD of Bethel
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea

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            (6-14)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass 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)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    HYMANSON of York
                                    DENNO of Cumberland
                                    HAMANN of South Portland
                                    MADIGAN of Waterville
                                    PARKER of South Berwick
                                    PERRY of Calais

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-131) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    CHACE of Durham
                                    HEAD of Bethel
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea

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            (6-15)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-130) on Bill "An Act To Allow Hunters Whose Religion Prohibits Wearing Hunter Orange Clothing To Instead Wear Red"

(H.P. 306)  (L.D. 426)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook

            Representatives:
                                    DUCHESNE of Hudson
                                    ALLEY of Beals
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    LYFORD of Eddington
                                    MASON of Lisbon
                                    REED of Carmel

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    WOODSOME of York

            Representatives:
                                    STEARNS of Guilford
                                    THERIAULT of China
                                    WOOD of Greene

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            (6-16)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass 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)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    WOODSOME of York

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-120) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    STEARNS of Guilford

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            (6-17)  Majority Report of the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Reinstitute the Maine Health Exchange Advisory Committee"

(H.P. 509)  (L.D. 718)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset
                                    CARSON of Cumberland
                                    DOW of Lincoln

            Representatives:
                                    COLLINGS of Portland
                                    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-127) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    LAWRENCE of South Berwick
                                    BROOKS of Lewiston
                                    MELARAGNO of Auburn

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            (6-18)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-133) on RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Explicitly Protect against Sex Discrimination

(H.P. 153)  (L.D. 197)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HILL of York

            Representatives:
                                    MOONEN of Portland
                                    BABBIDGE of Kennebunk
                                    BAILEY of Saco
                                    CARDONE of Bangor
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell
                                    RECKITT of South Portland

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    KEIM of Oxford
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset

            Representatives:
                                    BRADSTREET of Vassalboro
                                    GUERIN of Glenburn
                                    JOHANSEN of Monticello
                                    SHERMAN of Hodgdon

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            (6-19)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Clarify Damages for the Willful or Negligent Injury or Death of a Dog"

(H.P. 299)  (L.D. 419)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    KEIM of Oxford
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset

            Representatives:
                                    BABBIDGE of Kennebunk
                                    BRADSTREET of Vassalboro
                                    CARDONE of Bangor
                                    GUERIN of Glenburn
                                    JOHANSEN of Monticello
                                    RECKITT of South Portland
                                    SHERMAN of Hodgdon

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-134) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HILL of York

            Representatives:
                                    MOONEN of Portland
                                    BAILEY of Saco
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell

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            (6-20)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-114) on Bill "An Act To Provide Funding for the Maine Coworking Development Fund"

(H.P. 218)  (L.D. 285)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BELLOWS of Kennebec

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VOLK of Cumberland
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

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

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            (6-21)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-116) on Bill "An Act To Protect Job Applicants from Identity Theft"

(H.P. 429)  (L.D. 613)

            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 to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-117) 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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            (6-22)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-118) 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)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VOLK of Cumberland
                                    BELLOWS of Kennebec
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    LOCKMAN of Amherst
                                    STETKIS of Canaan

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            (6-23)  Eight Members of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION report in Report "A" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-123) on Bill "An Act To Allow for the Regulation of Transportation Network Companies at Airports by Municipalities" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 711)  (L.D. 1010)

 

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    COLLINS of York

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

            Four Members of the same Committee report in Report "B" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-124) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MIRAMANT of Knox
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    PARRY of Arundel
                                    PERKINS of Oakland

            One Member of the same Committee reports in Report "C" Ought Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

 

            Representative:
                                    CEBRA of Naples

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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. 473)  (L.D. 1386) Bill "An Act To Clarify the Public Nature of Annual Statements of Life Settlement Providers"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 223)  (L.D. 661) Bill "An Act Regarding the Chain of Custody in Crematories"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-60)

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 347)  (L.D. 1045) Bill "An Act To Create More Transparency in the Setting of Normal Teacher Retirement Costs"  Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-59)

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 230)  (L.D. 297) Bill "An Act To Improve the Administration of Election Recounts"  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-156)

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 242)  (L.D. 328) Bill "An Act To Provide Funds To Encourage Regional Planning and Reorganization"  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-150)

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 256)  (L.D. 350) Bill "An Act To Repeal Certain Requirements Concerning the Sale and Purchase of Firearms"  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-137)

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 324)  (L.D. 457) Bill "An Act To Repeal the Sunset Date on the Children's Guardians Ad Litem Law"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-152)

 

            (7-8)  (H.P. 368)  (L.D. 524) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws on Domestic Violence"  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-138)

 

            (7-9)  (H.P. 581)  (L.D. 801) Bill "An Act To Allow a Physical Therapist To Administer Certain Coagulation Tests in a Patient's Home"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-136)

 

            (7-10)  (H.P. 724)  (L.D. 1022) Bill "An Act Regarding the Contents of a Commercial Vehicle Towed without the Consent of the Vehicle's Owner"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-153)

 

            (7-11)  (H.P. 738)  (L.D. 1055) Bill "An Act To Update the Statutes under Which Maine's Credit Unions Are Chartered"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-142)

 

            (7-12)  (H.P. 814)  (L.D. 1151) Bill "An Act To Allow Promotional Allowances by Public Utilities"  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-151)

 

            (7-13)  (H.P. 844)  (L.D. 1208) Bill "An Act To Amend the Veterans Service Laws"  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-140)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Improve Moose Hunting

(H.P. 400)  (L.D. 558)
(C. "A" H-91)

 

 

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

 

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Acts

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Allow Open Snowmobile and All-terrain Vehicle Weekends and Events

(H.P. 147)  (L.D. 191)
(C. "A" H-90)

 

            (10-3)  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)
(C. "A" H-76)

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Prohibit the Discharge of a Firearm within 300 Feet of a State-owned Boat Launching Ramp

(S.P. 109)  (L.D. 343)
(C. "A" S-52)

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Clarify the Authority for Cremation

(H.P. 339)  (L.D. 476)

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Improve Enforcement of Snowmobile Noise Levels

(H.P. 346)  (L.D. 483)
(C. "A" H-48)

 

            (10-7)  An Act Regarding Political Action Committee Expenditures

(H.P. 387)  (L.D. 543)
(C. "A" H-93)

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Funding for Landfill Closure Costs

(S.P. 191)  (L.D. 576)
(C. "A" S-47)

 

            (10-9)  An Act To Improve the Ability of Maine Companies To Manufacture and Market Biobased Products

(S.P. 218)  (L.D. 656)
(C. "A" S-43)

 

            (10-10)  An Act To Allow for Consistent Application of Credit for Driver's License Suspensions Imposed by the Court

(S.P. 232)  (L.D. 670)

 

            (10-11)  An Act To Allow for Accurate Credit for a License Suspension for Operating under the Influence

(S.P. 233)  (L.D. 671)

 

            (10-12)  An Act To Repeal or Clean Up Outdated Telecommunications Statutes

(H.P. 534)  (L.D. 754)
(C. "A" H-95)

 

            (10-13)  An Act To Improve Transparency in the Electricity Supply Market

(S.P. 248)  (L.D. 803)
(C. "A" S-49)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Tuesday, May 9, 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.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

12.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

13.       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)

 

TABLED - May 9, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - RECONSIDERATION (Returned by the Governor without his approval).

 

 

 

 

 

14.       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, VETO NOT SUSTAINED.

TABLED - May 9, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - RECONSIDERATION (Returned by the Governor without his approval).

 

 

 

 

 

15.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (4) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-103) - 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)

 

TABLED - May 9, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative TIPPING of Orono.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

16.       HOUSE REPORT - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-121) - Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY on Bill "An Act To Reduce Food Insecurity"

(H.P. 129)  (L.D. 173)

 

TABLED - May 9, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

17.       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)

 

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS.

TABLED - May 9, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians.

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 Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Fund and Enhance the Maine Diversion Alert Program" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 182)  (L.D. 249)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (9 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-146)  (4 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Enhance Maine's Response to Domestic Violence"

(H.P. 369)  (L.D. 525)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-139)  (12 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Require A Person To Notify Law Enforcement Officers of the Possession of a Hypodermic Needle"

(H.P. 716)  (L.D. 1014)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-147)  (11 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (2 members)

 

(4)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Allow Migratory Game Birds To Be Hunted on Sundays"

(H.P. 348)  (L.D. 485)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-145)  (2 members)

 

(5)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act Regarding Game That Is Confiscated in Connection with an Alleged Violation of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Laws"

(H.P. 617)  (L.D. 868)

 

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

 

(6)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Increase the Penalties for Hunting Deer over Bait"

(H.P. 761)  (L.D. 1083)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-148)  (11 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 

(7)  From the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services on Bill "An Act To Eliminate Insurance Rating Based on Age, Geographic Location or Smoking History and To Reduce Rate Variability Due to Group Size"

(H.P. 549)  (L.D. 769)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-143)  (6 members)

 

(8)  From the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Bill "An Act To Enact the Toxic Chemicals in the Workplace Act"

(H.P. 490)  (L.D. 699)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-135)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

(9)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Require That Certain Applicant Information for Certain Local Government and School Administrative Positions Be Public upon Application"

(H.P. 762)  (L.D. 1084)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (9 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-149)  (3 members)

 

(10)  From the Committee on Transportation on Bill "An Act To Improve Public Transportation in Maine"

(H.P. 871)  (L.D. 1248)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-144)  (12 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 

(11)  From the Committee on Transportation on Resolve, To Investigate Extending Passenger Rail Service to Central Maine

(H.P. 909)  (L.D. 1312)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (11 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-154)  (2 members)

 

(12)  From the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs on Bill "An Act To Permit Unenrolled Voters To Cast Ballots in Primary Elections"

(H.P. 65)  (L.D. 78)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (9 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-155)  (4 members)

 

(13)  From the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs on Bill "An Act To Limit Agency Expenditures To Influence Elections"

(H.P. 231)  (L.D. 298)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (11 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-141)  (2 members)

 

 

Robert B. Hunt
Clerk of the House

 

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

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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 562)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the Senate and House adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, May 16, 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 11, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Exempt from Sales Tax the Fee Associated with the Paint Stewardship Program"

(S.P. 561)  (L.D. 1597)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION 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 11, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 160)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

May 11, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Pursuant to my authority under House Rule 201.1 (H), I appoint Representative Erin D. Herbig of Belfast to serve as Speaker Pro Tem to convene the House on May 11, 2017.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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