Table of Contents

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

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

39th Legislative Day

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Pastor Greg Sidders, White Pine Community Church, North Yarmouth.

 

            National Anthem by Bucksport High School Acapella Choir.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Cathleen London, M.D., Milbridge.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, May 11, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act Making Supplemental Allocations from the Highway Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of State Government  and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2017" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 341)  (L.D. 1034)

 

            Majority (8) 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-34) in the House on May 2, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Minority (5) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION was READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "B" (S-35) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-2)  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)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS in the House on May 9, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Promote Keeping Workers in Maine"

(H.P. 350)  (L.D. 487)

 

            Report "A" (6) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-49) in the House on April 27, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with Report "B" (6) OUGHT NOT TO PASS of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Increase Funding for Multimodal Transportation"

(H.P. 84)  (L.D. 116)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on TAXATION READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-101) in the House on May 9, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority (6) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on TAXATION READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Provide Funding for Preschool Programs"

(H.P. 419)  (L.D. 603)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-98) in the House on May 9, 2017.

 

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

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 162)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

May 12, 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 57, "An Act To Reduce Waste by Promoting the Use of Reusable Bags and Recyclable Food Service Containers."

 

This bill establishes statewide goals in statute as an effort to increase the amount of municipalities that adopt ordinances to reduce the use of plastic bags and polystyrene foam food containers to 20 in 2018; 35 in 2024; and 50 in 2029.  It also requires the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to track this information online and report back to the Legislature on the status of these goals and include recommendations for legislation to achieve these goals. 

 

I don't understand the need for this bill.  Towns and cities can currently enact strict ordinances related to these products and have done so in southern Maine without the state encouraging them with arbitrary goals not based on science.  The report required in this law will most likely collect dust on the shelf and cost time and resources to the DEP.

 

As a state we need to get serious about helping our economy grow.  This can be done while also protecting the environment.  Instead of spending time on bills like this, we could be further streamlining business regulations and putting policies into place that will attract people to our great state with more good paying jobs.  This bill will just be another cause of uncertainty in our economy.

 

For this reason, I return LD 57 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 Reduce Waste by Promoting the Use of Reusable Bags and Recyclable Food Service Containers

(H.P. 44)  (L.D. 57)
(C. "A" H-18)

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 163)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-4)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

May 12, 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 529 "An Act To Ensure Resiliency of the Maine Electrical Grid."

 

This bill would require each investor-owned transmission and distribution utilities to submit an annual report to the Maine Public Utilities Commission detailing what steps had been taken to protect its bulk transmission system from geomagnetic disturbances and electromagnetic pulse.  This bill would also require the investor-owned transmission and distribution utilities to include in this annual report to the Commission, "neutral direct current monitoring information from autotransformers." Finally, the bill requires the Commission to include the above-described information as part of its annual report to the Legislature.

 

These reporting requirements are unnecessary and burdensome.  Pursuant to Title 35-A, Section 101, the Maine Public Utilities Commission ensures that Maine's public utilities provide safe, reasonable and adequate service. In addition, Maine's transmission and distribution are subject to the requirements and standards set by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  The FERC recently approved new reliability standards adopted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to address potential impacts of geomagnetic disturbances on the reliable operation of the bulk-power system. These standards are the result of a long, detailed proceeding undertaken by an agency that is expert in the safe operation of the bulk transmission grid. Imposing additional annual reporting requirements beyond those required by the regulating authorities will only needlessly add to the burden and costs of the transmission and distribution utilities, without improving safety. 

 

For these reasons, I return LD 529 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 Ensure Resiliency of the Maine Electrical Grid

(H.P. 373)  (L.D. 529)
(C. "A" H-45)

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 392)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-6)

 

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 992, "An Act To Authorize Moving the Town Line between Baileyville and Baring Plantation."

 

The Town of Baileyville built the "Baileyville Commercial Park."  Baileyville built roads to the park and installed sewer and water service.  Two lots in the park have now been sold.  Only after this had all taken place was it discovered that the "Baileyville Commercial Park" is not actually located in Baileyville.  It turns out the park is actually located in Baring Plantation.  This bill was submitted in order to move the boundaries of the Town of Baileyville to include approximately 60 acres upon which the commercial park was built.

 

My objection to this bill is that boundaries exist for reasons, and there should be compelling reasons for them to be changed.  It is incumbent on planners to understand what land belongs to them before they begin building.  I believe there are other options available to the towns that do not require their boundaries to be moved. 

 

For this reason, I return LD 992 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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            (2-6)  The accompanying item An Act To Authorize Moving the Town Line between Baileyville and Baring Plantation

(S.P. 331)  (L.D. 992)
(C. "A" S-26)

 

            In Senate, May 11, 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?'

 

            31 voted in favor and 0 against, and 31 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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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 164)

 

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 Title 20-A, MRSA, Part 5, Ch. 426, §12304.2-A, I am pleased to appoint the following individuals to the Advisory Committee on Dental Education, effective May 11, 2017:

 

Representative Heather W. Sirocki of Scarborough to seat 5 as a member of the House of Representatives

Ms. Rita Fournier of Augusta to seat 11 as a non-voting representative of the Finance Authority of Maine

Ms. Kalie Hess of Augusta to seat 2 as a representative of a major statewide coalition dedicated to issues related to ambulatory care

Ms. Claire Berkowitz of Augusta to seat 3 as a representative of a major statewide alliance dedicated to children's issues

Dr. Jonathan Shenkin of Augusta to seat 1 as a representative of a major statewide organization representing Dentists

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact my office.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-8)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 165)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

May 16, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

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

 

L.D. 391         An Act To Provide Funding for Maine Public

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs has approved the request by the sponsor, Representative Austin of Gray, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 749         An Act To Ensure Municipal Equity for the Town of Frye Island

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs has approved the request by the sponsor, Representative Luchini of Ellsworth, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 976         An Act Regarding Primary Election Contribution Limits and Contribution Limits for Unenrolled Candidates

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

 

 

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            (2-9)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 166)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

May 16, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the following Joint Standing Committees have voted unanimously to report the following bills out "Ought Not to Pass:"

 

Education and Cultural Affairs

L.D. 940         An Act To Increase Student Learning Time

L.D. 1080       An Act To Prevent Economic Hardship in Maine School Administrative District 44

L.D. 1234       An Act To Amend Maine's Truancy Laws by Specifying Penalties for Noncompliance

L.D. 1294       Resolve, To Convene a Study Group To Study Proficiency in Content Areas for Secondary School Graduation Standards

L.D. 1337       An Act To Define "Surrogate" for Student Residency Purposes

L.D. 1371       An Act To Address Costs for Certain Special Education Students  (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 1434       An Act To Clarify the Laws Regarding Education in the Unorganized Territories

L.D. 1452       An Act To Ensure Student Privacy in the Digital Age

 

Health and Human Services

L.D. 263         An Act To Provide Additional Assistance for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Receiving Food Supplement Program Benefits

L.D. 264         An Act To Provide to Certain Benefit Recipients Information Regarding Personal Finance Planning and To Distribute Benefits More Frequently

L.D. 1017       An Act To Strengthen Work Participation in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program

L.D. 1105       An Act To Promote Independent Living for People with Disabilities

L.D. 1136       Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Amend Its Rules Regarding Services Provided to Students

L.D. 1186       Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Develop a Resource Guide for Assistance in Substance Abuse Matters

L.D. 1272       An Act To Move Administration of the Child and Adult Care Food Program from the Department of Health and Human Services to the Department of Education

L.D. 1291       An Act To Increase Affordability of and Access to Heat Pumps for Maine Homeowners

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-10)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 167)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

May 16, 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 12, 2017

 

James R. Erwin, Esq. of Yarmouth and

Mark R. Gardner of Kittery for reappointment to the Board of Trustees, University of Maine System.

Pursuant to P&SL 1967, Chapter 229, these reappointments are contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Wade E. Merritt of South Portland for appointment as the International Trade Director.

Pursuant to Title 5, MRSA §13070-C, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

John P. Butera of Waterville for appointment as the Commissioner, Department of Labor.

Pursuant to Title 26, MRSA §1401-A, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-11)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 396)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

May 11, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

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

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs

ˇ        the Honorable Richard A. Nass of Acton for reappointment to the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices

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

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

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

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs

ˇ        Truman J. Slocum of Phippsburg for appointment to the Maine Maritime Academy, Board of Trustees;

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology

ˇ        the Honorable Barry J. Hobbins of Saco for appointment as the Public Advocate.

 

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 Reduce Costs to Businesses by Phasing Out the Pet Food Surcharge" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1104)  (L.D. 1601)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLACK of Wilton.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

 

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

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Agricultural Water Resource Development and Marketing"

(H.P. 1105)  (L.D. 1602)

 

Sponsored by Representative MAREAN of Hollis.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Provide Flexibility for Education Technology Programs in Maine Schools" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1106)  (L.D. 1603)

 

Sponsored by Representative GERRISH of Lebanon.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Prioritize Family Members as Surrogates for Medical Decisions"

(H.P. 1108)  (L.D. 1607)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, FOLEY of Wells, GERRISH of Lebanon, HANINGTON of Lincoln, MALABY of Hancock, PICKETT of Dixfield, SANDERSON of Chelsea, STETKIS of Canaan.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-5)  Resolve, To Amend Authorization To Sell Certain Property in Augusta

(H.P. 1107)  (L.D. 1604)

 

Sponsored by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, CHACE of Durham, SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, WHITE of Washburn.

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

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Support Employment Opportunity in Maine"

(H.P. 1109)  (L.D. 1608)

 

Sponsored by Representative PARKER of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator CARSON of Cumberland and Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, FREY of Bangor, GATTINE of Westbrook, HYMANSON of York, PIERCE of Falmouth, POULIOT of Augusta, STROM of Pittsfield, SYLVESTER of Portland.

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

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Susan Grant, of Winslow, a senior at Winslow 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 Susan on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 226)

 

 

            (5-2)  the Top Ten students of the 2017 graduating class of Winslow High School, in Winslow:  Benjamin Abbott, Jenna Goss, Sierra Harmon, Adrienne Lakey, Samuel Lambrecht, Joshua Olin, Samantha Pomerleau, Courtney Pomeroy, Benjamin Smith and Raymond Spaulding  We send them our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 227)

 

 

            (5-3)  Sam Rusak, of Scarborough, a senior at Scarborough High School, who won 3 events at the Class A State Indoor Track Championship.  Sam won the 200 meters in 22.99 seconds, the high jump at 6 feet and the pole vault at 16 feet and 3 inches, a new state record.  We extend to Sam our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 228)

 

 

            (5-4)  Anita Sprague, of Edgecomb, who was named Employee of the Year by Wiscasset Ambulance Service for going above and beyond the call of duty.  We extend to Ms. Sprague our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 229)

 

 

            (5-5)  Stephanie Enaire and Morgan Kerr, both of Gray, who received the National Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award for 2017 from the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization, the United States Department of Agriculture and Farm Credit.  We extend to Ms. Enaire and Mr. Kerr our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 230)

 

 

            (5-6)  Alexis Bessey, of Jay, a senior at Spruce Mountain High School and a player on the girls basketball team, who recently scored her 1,000th career point.  We extend to Alexis our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 231)

 

 

            (5-7)  Madison Cuddy, of Jackman, who has earned the distinction of being named Honor Essayist of the 2017 graduating class of Forest Hills Consolidated School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Madison on her receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 232)

 

 

            (5-8)  Diana Oliver, of Farmington, who has received the Leadership Award for Franklin County from the Maine Education Association - Retired Convention.  We extend to Ms. Oliver our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 236)

 

 

            (5-9)  Lexi Daggett, of New Vineyard, who has been named the 2017 Career and Technical Education Student of the Year at the Foster Career and Technical Education Center.  We extend to Lexi our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 237)

 

 

            (5-10)  Jonathan Massaad, of Machiasport, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Machias Memorial High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Jonathan on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 238)

 

 

            (5-11)  Regan Bragg, of Machias, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Machias Memorial High School.  Regan is also the school's recipient of the 2017 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Regan on her receiving these honors;

 

(SLS 239)

 

 

            (5-12)  Edward Mark Quinn, of Otisfield, on his retirement as Jail Administrator for the Oxford County Sheriff's Office after 37 years of service.  Captain Quinn served in the United States Army before joining the Sheriff's Office in 1980 as a part-time Corrections Officer.  During his career, he served as a Reserve Deputy for the Sheriff's Office, the Training Officer of the jail staff and the Computer Information Administrator and was instrumental in the adoption of the Spillman system in Oxford County.  He rose to the rank of Lieutenant before being appointed Jail Administrator in 2010.  We congratulate Captain Quinn and send him our best wishes on his retirement;

 

(HLS 358)

Presented by Representative DILLINGHAM of Oxford.

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

 

 

            (5-13)  Arlena Tolmasoff, of Bucksport, a senior at Bucksport 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 Arlena on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 360)

Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-14)  the Bucksport High School Unified Basketball Team, of Bucksport, which won the 2017 Northern Maine Championship.  Members of the team include players Jacob Ames, Hannah Ashmore, Luke Brann, Luke Breidt, Masen Dale, Josh Geagan, Kennedi Goodine, David Gross, Quincy Howes-Mosher, Tyler Howes-Mosher, Emily Hunt, Nick Johnson, Drew Malenfant, Ben McDonald, Sam Munn, Jacob Pyles and Charlie Westcott; and coaches Lexie Brann, Mark Garcelon and Sean Geagan.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 361)

Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo, Senator ROSEN of Hancock, Representative WARD of Dedham.

 

 

            (5-15)  Grant Wood Hefler, of Wiscasset, who has earned the distinction of being named a Top Scholar of the 2017 graduating class of Wiscasset Middle High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Grant on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 362)

Presented by Representative HANLEY of Pittston.

Cosponsored by Senator DOW of Lincoln.

 

 

            (5-16)  Gabrielle Chapman, of Wiscasset, who has earned the distinction of being named a Top Scholar of the 2017 graduating class of Wiscasset Middle High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Gabrielle on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 363)

Presented by Representative HANLEY of Pittston.

Cosponsored by Senator DOW of Lincoln.

 

 

            (5-17)  the Town of Monmouth, which is celebrating its 225th Anniversary.  The town was incorporated by the Massachusetts General Court on January 20, 1792.  Monmouth was and still is a thriving agricultural community.  Monmouth Academy was established in 1803 and has maintained a reputation for quality into this century.  Cumston Hall, a classic Victorian theater designed by Harry Cochrane, has a full theater schedule and has been designated the Shakespeare Theater of Maine.  We extend to citizens of Monmouth our congratulations on this anniversary;

 

(HLS 364)

Presented by Representative ACKLEY of Monmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec, Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop.

 

 

            (5-18)  Ronahn Clarke, of Standish, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Bonny Eagle High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ronahn on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 366)

Presented by Representative MAREAN of Hollis.

Cosponsored by Representative KINNEY of Limington, Representative ORDWAY of Standish, Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland, Senator VOLK of Cumberland, Senator CHENETTE of York.

 

 

            (5-19)  Kathryn Bearor, of Buxton, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Bonny Eagle High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Kathryn on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 367)

Presented by Representative MAREAN of Hollis.

Cosponsored by Representative KINNEY of Limington, Representative ORDWAY of Standish, Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland, Senator VOLK of Cumberland, Senator CHENETTE of York.

 

 

            (5-20)  William Webber, of Berwick, a senior at Noble 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 William on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 368)

Presented by Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York, Senator HILL of York.

 

 

            (5-21)  Kris MacCabe, of Wilton, who has been named the Maine Game Warden of the Year.  We thank Warden MacCabe for his service and congratulate him on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 369)

Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Representative ACKLEY of Monmouth.

 

 

            (5-22)  Tyler Stinson, of Alfred, a senior at Massabesic 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 Tyler on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 370)

Presented by Representative SAMPSON of Alfred.

Cosponsored by Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York.

 

 

            (5-23)  Daniel Turner, of Sidney, a senior at Messalonskee 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 Daniel on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 371)

Presented by Representative PERKINS of Oakland.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec.

 

 

            (5-24)  Nicholas Maynard, of Wells, a junior at Wells High School, who was named 2nd runner-up of the Congressional Art Competition in Maine's First Congressional District.  We extend to Nicholas our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 372)

Presented by Representative FOLEY of Wells.

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

 

 

            (5-25)  William Davidson, of East Machias, a senior at Washington Academy, who is a recipient of a 2017 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to William on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 374)

Presented by Representative TUELL of East Machias.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington.

 

 

            (5-26)  Neal Sawick, of Machias, on his retirement from the Washington County Jail after 29 years of service.  We extend to Mr. Sawick our appreciation for his long service and offer him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 375)

Presented by Representative TUELL of East Machias.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington.

 

 

            (5-27)  Ellen Noble, of Kennebunkport, who has won a silver medal at the 2017 Cyclo-Cross World Championships in Bieles, Luxembourg.  Ms. Noble also won the 2017 UCI Cyclocross World Cup in the U23 Women's category.  We extend to Ms. Noble our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 376)

Presented by Representative SEAVEY of Kennebunkport.

Cosponsored by Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York.

 

 

            (5-28)  Scott and Alison Snell, of Big Moose Township, owners of Wilsons on Moosehead Lake, which has been named the 2017 Maine Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Business of the Year by the United States Small Business Administration.  We extend to Mr. and Mrs. Snell our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 377)

Presented by Representative STEARNS of Guilford.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

 

            (5-29)  Tori Koch, of Wade, a senior at Presque Isle 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 Tori on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 378)

Presented by Representative WHITE of Washburn.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook, Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook, Representative STEWART of Presque Isle.

 

 

            (5-30)  Jadeyn Giberson, of Blaine, a senior at Central Aroostook Junior-Senior 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 Jadeyn on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 379)

Presented by Representative WHITE of Washburn.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-31)  Robert Joseph Roland Gross, of Mapleton, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 170, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  For his Eagle Scout project, Robert renovated 2 baseball fields, including replacing the infield turf, for the towns of Mapleton, Castle Hill and Chapman.  We extend our congratulations to Robert on this achievement;

 

(HLS 380)

Presented by Representative WHITE of Washburn.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-32)  Andrew Gumprecht, of Washburn, a senior at Washburn District 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;

 

(HLS 381)

Presented by Representative WHITE of Washburn.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-33)  Laura Freudenburger, of Palmyra, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Nokomis Regional High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Laura on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 382)

Presented by Representative STETKIS of Canaan.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis, Senator CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-34)  Eric Dugas, of Pittsfield, a senior at Maine Central Institute, who was named the Morning Sentinel Golfer of the Year.  We extend to Eric our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 384)

Presented by Representative STROM of Pittsfield.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-35)  Naomi Zarin, of Gray, an eighth-grade student at Friends School of Portland, who won the 2017 Maine State Spelling Bee.  We extend to Naomi our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 385)

Presented by Representative AUSTIN of Gray.

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

 

 

            (5-36)  Morgan Hutchins, of Parkman, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Piscataquis Community Secondary School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Morgan on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 386)

Presented by Representative STEARNS of Guilford.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

 

            (5-37)  Bailey Woodard, of Parkman, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Piscataquis Community Secondary School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Bailey on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 387)

Presented by Representative STEARNS of Guilford.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

 

            (5-38)  Don Annis, of Monson, who is the recipient of the Legendary Game Warden Award presented by the Maine Warden Service Association.  The award is given to a retired member of the Maine Warden Service who consistently displayed exceptional expertise in the area of conservation law enforcement and, since retiring, has continued to inspire passion for meeting the goals and mission of the Maine Warden Service.  We extend to Mr. Annis our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 388)

Presented by Representative STEARNS of Guilford.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

 

            (5-39)  Frank Stanley Bennett III, of Brunswick, who is retiring after 31 years working as a route salesman for Country Kitchen Bakeries.  From 1970 to 1973, Mr. Bennett served in the United States Army in the 237th Engineer Battalion and was honorably discharged as a sergeant.  We extend to Mr. Bennett our appreciation for his military service and our best wishes on his retirement;

 

(HLS 389)

Presented by Representative TUCKER of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Senator CARSON of Cumberland, Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell, Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick.

 

 

            (5-40)  Bucksport Police Chief Sean Geagan, of Bucksport, who received the Maine Chiefs of Police Association Life Saving Award in 2016.  We extend to Chief Geagan our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 390)

Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock, Representative WARD of Dedham.

 

 

            (5-41)  Bucksport Fire Chief Craig Bowden, of Bucksport, who received the American Red Cross Real Heroes Award, the Maine Chiefs of Police Association Act of Bravery Award in 2016 and the Maine State Police Citation for Bravery in 2016.  We extend to Chief Bowden our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 391)

Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock, Representative WARD of Dedham.

 

 

            (5-42)  Anthony Wardwell, of Bucksport, who won the State Class A Individual Title in Diving and received the Class A Diver of the Year Award.  We extend to Anthony our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 392)

Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock, Representative WARD of Dedham.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-43)  Susan Rebecca Howard Curra, of Knox.  Mrs. Curra trained to be a nurse and worked at the Perkins School for the Blind and John Hopkins Medical Center, among other places.  She and her family moved to Maine in 1970.  She served as Knox's town clerk and was an educational technician in special education for many years for School Administrative District No. 3.  She also worked as a nurse, a hospice volunteer and a notary.  She was a member of the Grange for 50 years.  Mrs. Curra will be long remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 51 years, Peter, and by her family and friends;

 

(HLS 359)

Presented by Representative KINNEY of Knox.

Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo.

 

 

            (5-44)  Robert M. Pirsig, of South Berwick, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance:  An Inquiry Into Values.  Mr. Pirsig's novel was a publishing phenomenon in the 1970s.  For the past 30 years, he had been living in Maine.  Mr. Pirsig will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, friends and public;

 

(HLS 365)

Presented by Representative PARKER of South Berwick.

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

 

 

            (5-45)  William J. Hagerty, of Fairfield.  Mr. Hagerty served 4 years in the United States Navy aboard the USS Tabberer.  He was the owner of Hagerty Refrigeration and operated the business for over 50 years before turning it over to his family.  Mr. Hagerty served on many municipal boards, including the Budget Committee, the Planning Board and the board of the Kennebec Water District, and was elected to the Fairfield Town Council.  Mr. Hagerty will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, friends and colleagues;

 

(HLS 373)

Presented by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-50) on Bill "An Act To Deter the Dealing of Dangerous Drugs"

(S.P. 22)  (L.D. 42)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

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

            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-50).

 

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            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Give the Courts Sentencing Discretion When a Person with a Developmental Disability Has Been Convicted of a Crime"

(S.P. 227)  (L.D. 665)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

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

            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 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-73) on Bill "An Act To Protect Maine's Clean Water and Taxpayers from Mining Pollution"

(S.P. 265)  (L.D. 820)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot
                                    VOLK of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    HARLOW of Portland

            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-73).

 

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Recreational Gold Prospecting" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 458)  (L.D. 1350)

            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
                                    KINNEY of Limington
                                    MARTIN of Eagle Lake
                                    PIERCE of Dresden
                                    ZEIGLER of Montville

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    STROM of Pittsfield

            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 HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Promote Equity in Business Opportunity for Tobacco Specialty Stores"

(S.P. 13)  (L.D. 34)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    HYMANSON of York
                                    CHACE of Durham
                                    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" (S-63) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    DENNO of Cumberland
                                    HEAD of Bethel
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea

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

 

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act Regarding Insurance Coverage of Certain Dental Services"

(S.P. 302)  (L.D. 900)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset
                                    CARSON of Cumberland
                                    DOW of Lincoln

            Representatives:
                                    CRAIG of Brewer
                                    FOLEY of Wells
                                    MELARAGNO of Auburn
                                    PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield
                                    SANBORN of Portland
                                    WALLACE of Dexter

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-56) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    LAWRENCE of South Berwick
                                    BROOKS of Lewiston
                                    COLLINGS of Portland
                                    PRESCOTT of Waterboro

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

 

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            (6-7)  Majority Report of the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-72) on Bill "An Act To Amend the Insurance Laws Governing the Provision of Rebates"

(S.P. 382)  (L.D. 1161)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset
                                    CARSON of Cumberland
                                    DOW of Lincoln

            Representatives:
                                    LAWRENCE of South Berwick
                                    BROOKS of Lewiston
                                    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 Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    MELARAGNO of Auburn

            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-72).

 

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            (6-8)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act Regarding Drug Testing in the Transportation Sector"

(S.P. 481)  (L.D. 1403)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    COLLINS of York
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    McLEAN of Gorham
                                    AUSTIN of Skowhegan
                                    CEBRA of Naples
                                    GILLWAY of Searsport
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    PARRY of Arundel
                                    PERKINS of Oakland
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor
                                    SHEATS of Auburn

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-87) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MIRAMANT of Knox

            Representative:
                                    BRYANT of Windham

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

 

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            (6-9)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Fund and Enhance the Maine Diversion Alert Program" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 182)  (L.D. 249)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-146) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    WARREN of Hallowell
                                    GROHMAN of Biddeford
                                    LONGSTAFF of Waterville
                                    TALBOT ROSS of Portland

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            (6-10)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-139) on Bill "An Act To Enhance Maine's Response to Domestic Violence"

(H.P. 369)  (L.D. 525)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    GERRISH of Lebanon

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            (6-11)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-147) 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)

            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 Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    WARREN of Hallowell
                                    TALBOT ROSS of Portland

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            (6-12)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Allow Migratory Game Birds To Be Hunted on Sundays"

(H.P. 348)  (L.D. 485)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    WOODSOME of York

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-145) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    THERIAULT of China
                                    WOOD of Greene

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            (6-13)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass 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)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    WOODSOME of York

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook

            Representative:
                                    THERIAULT of China

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            (6-14)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-148) on Bill "An Act To Increase the Penalties for Hunting Deer over Bait"

(H.P. 761)  (L.D. 1083)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    WOODSOME of York

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    THERIAULT of China

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            (6-15)  Majority Report of the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass 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)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset
                                    DOW of Lincoln

            Representatives:
                                    CRAIG of Brewer
                                    FOLEY of Wells
                                    PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield
                                    PRESCOTT of Waterboro
                                    WALLACE of Dexter

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-143) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CARSON of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    LAWRENCE of South Berwick
                                    BROOKS of Lewiston
                                    COLLINGS of Portland
                                    MELARAGNO of Auburn
                                    SANBORN of Portland

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            (6-16)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-135) on Bill "An Act To Enact the Toxic Chemicals in the Workplace Act"

(H.P. 490)  (L.D. 699)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BELLOWS of Kennebec

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VOLK of Cumberland
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

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

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            (6-17)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass 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)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis
                                    DESCHAMBAULT of York
                                    KEIM of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    MARTIN of Sinclair
                                    BRYANT of Windham
                                    HARRINGTON of Sanford
                                    HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach
                                    MADIGAN of Rumford
                                    PICKETT of Dixfield

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-149) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland
                                    ORDWAY of Standish
                                    SPEAR of South Thomaston

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            (6-18)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-144) on Bill "An Act To Improve Public Transportation in Maine"

(H.P. 871)  (L.D. 1248)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    COLLINS of York
                                    MIRAMANT of Knox
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    CEBRA of Naples

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            (6-19)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Resolve, To Investigate Extending Passenger Rail Service to Central Maine

(H.P. 909)  (L.D. 1312)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    COLLINS of York
                                    MIRAMANT of Knox
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    McLEAN of Gorham
                                    BRYANT of Windham
                                    CEBRA of Naples
                                    GILLWAY of Searsport
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    PARRY of Arundel
                                    PERKINS of Oakland
                                    SHEATS of Auburn

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-154) on same Resolve.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    AUSTIN of Skowhegan
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor

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            (6-20)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Permit Unenrolled Voters To Cast Ballots in Primary Elections"

(H.P. 65)  (L.D. 78)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    LUCHINI of Ellsworth
                                    DILLINGHAM of Oxford
                                    FARRIN of Norridgewock
                                    HANINGTON of Lincoln
                                    LONGSTAFF of Waterville
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor
                                    WHITE of Washburn

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-155) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook

            Representatives:
                                    CASÁS of Rockport
                                    HICKMAN of Winthrop
                                    MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth

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            (6-21)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Limit Agency Expenditures To Influence Elections"

(H.P. 231)  (L.D. 298)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    LUCHINI of Ellsworth
                                    DILLINGHAM of Oxford
                                    FARRIN of Norridgewock
                                    HANINGTON of Lincoln
                                    LONGSTAFF of Waterville
                                    MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor
                                    WHITE of Washburn

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-141) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    CASÁS of Rockport
                                    HICKMAN of Winthrop

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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. 30)  (L.D. 81) Bill "An Act Regarding the Payment of Back Child Support"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-75)

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 250)  (L.D. 805) Bill "An Act To Streamline the Municipal Review Process When Dividing a Structure into 3 or More Dwelling Units and To Amend the Process for Recording Subdivision Variances"  Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-70)

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 324)  (L.D. 985) Bill "An Act To Promote Medical Care for Visiting Athletic Teams"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-71)

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 976)  (L.D. 1418) Bill "An Act To Ban the Purchase of Retail Marijuana and Retail Marijuana Products with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program Benefits"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 140)  (L.D. 184) Bill "An Act To Allow Hospitals To More Efficiently Monitor the Prescribing of Controlled Substances by Amending the Laws Governing Access to Prescription Monitoring Information"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-175)

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 148)  (L.D. 192) Bill "An Act To Require Insurance Coverage for Hearing Aids"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-177)

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 326)  (L.D. 459) Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 3:  Maine Clean Election Act and Related Provisions, a Major Substantive Rule of the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices (EMERGENCY)  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-183)

 

            (7-8)  (H.P. 391)  (L.D. 549) Bill "An Act To Recognize Preexisting Land Uses"  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-167)

 

            (7-9)  (H.P. 457)  (L.D. 643) Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Increase Reimbursement Rates for Home-based and Community-based Services  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-176)

 

            (7-10)  (H.P. 565)  (L.D. 785) Bill "An Act To Improve Safety and Traffic Efficiency near School Grounds"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-159)

 

            (7-11)  (H.P. 598)  (L.D. 849) Bill "An Act To Allow the State To Maintain Interest-bearing Accounts of Privately Donated Funds for the Upkeep of Property Managed by the State"  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-178)

 

            (7-12)  (H.P. 744)  (L.D. 1061) Bill "An Act To Increase Investment and Regulatory Stability in the Electric Industry"  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-173)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  Resolve, To Establish the Task Force To Identify Special Education Cost Drivers and Innovative Approaches to Services

(H.P. 456)  (L.D. 642)
(C. "A" H-106)

 

 

            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 Exempt Sales to Parent-Teacher Organizations from the Sales Tax

(H.P. 28)  (L.D. 27)
(C. "A" H-100)

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Expand Disabled Veteran Eligibility for Complimentary Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Licenses

(H.P. 208)  (L.D. 275)
(C. "A" H-97)

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Facilitate the Recycling of Discarded Mattresses

(S.P. 115)  (L.D. 349)
(C. "A" S-58)

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Provide for Municipalities To Allow Grocery Stores up to 10,000 Square Feet To Open on Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas

(H.P. 351)  (L.D. 488)

 

            (10-6)  An Act Regarding the Chain of Custody in Crematories

(S.P. 223)  (L.D. 661)
(C. "A" S-60)

 

            (10-7)  An Act To Authorize Funding for Transitional Housing for Women Veterans and Their Families

(H.P. 572)  (L.D. 792)
(C. "A" H-58)

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Baling Twine

(H.P. 725)  (L.D. 1023)

 

            (10-9)  An Act To Create More Transparency in the Setting of Normal Teacher Retirement Costs

(S.P. 347)  (L.D. 1045)
(C. "A" S-59)

 

            (10-10)  An Act To Align State Relocation Assistance with That of the Federal Government

(H.P. 915)  (L.D. 1318)
(C. "A" H-112)

 

            (10-11)  An Act To Clarify the Public Nature of Annual Statements of Life Settlement Providers

(S.P. 473)  (L.D. 1386)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, May 11, 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.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

14.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

15.       Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing the DaPonte String Quartet, of Damariscotta

(HLS 357)

 

TABLED - May 11, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

16.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (5) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-122) - 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)

 

TABLED - May 11, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative DUNPHY of Old Town.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

17.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-129) - 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)

 

TABLED - May 11, 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 Appropriations and Financial Affairs on Bill "An Act To Expand the 1998 Special Retirement Plan To Include Detectives in the Office of the Attorney General"

(H.P. 68)  (L.D. 100)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-174)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Make Creating a Police Standoff a Class E Crime"

(H.P. 135)  (L.D. 179)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-163)  (10 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (3 members)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Exempt from Criminal Liability Persons Reporting a Drug-related Medical Emergency"

(H.P. 757)  (L.D. 1079)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-164)  (12 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 

(4)  From the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Mining of Massive Sulfide Ore Deposits under the Maine Metallic Mineral Mining Act"

(H.P. 118)  (L.D. 160)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (12 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-158)  (1 member)

 

(5)  From the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on Bill "An Act Regarding the Construction or Placement of Decks within the Shoreland Zone"

(H.P. 291)  (L.D. 400)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-165)  (6 members)

 

(6)  From the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on Bill "An Act Concerning Pavement Sealing Products"

(H.P. 858)  (L.D. 1235)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-166)  (6 members)

 

(7)  From the Committee on Health and Human Services on Bill "An Act To Provide Funding for a Therapeutic Adult Day Service Center"

(H.P. 46)  (L.D. 59)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (9 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-168)  (4 members)

 

(8)  From the Committee on Health and Human Services on Bill "An Act To Promote Testing of Drinking Water for Maine Families"

(H.P. 702)  (L.D. 1001)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-162)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

(9)  From the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services on Bill "An Act To Require Notification of Long-term Care Policy Proposed Rate Increases"

(H.P. 801)  (L.D. 1138)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (12 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-161)  (1 member)

 

(10)  From the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services on Bill "An Act To Require Insurance Coverage for Contraceptive Supplies"

(H.P. 860)  (L.D. 1237)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-179)  (9 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (4 members)

 

(11)  From the Committee on Marine Resources on Bill "An Act To Allow Certain Municipal Shellfish Conservation Wardens To Seize and Sell Marine Organisms Taken in Violation of a Shellfish Conservation Ordinance"

(H.P. 156)  (L.D. 200)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-172)  (1 member)

 

(12)  From the Committee on Marine Resources on Bill "An Act To Define the Intertidal Zone for the Management and Enforcement of Shellfish Conservation Ordinances"

(H.P. 1043)  (L.D. 1519)

 

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

 

(13)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Strengthen Intragovernment Communication"

(H.P. 110)  (L.D. 152)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-180)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

(14)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act Regarding the Commercial Forestry Excise Tax"

(H.P. 385)  (L.D. 541)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-171)  (6 members)

 

(15)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Prevent Tax Haven Abuse"

(H.P. 564)  (L.D. 784)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-169)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

(16)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Exempt from Taxation Certain Out-of-state Pensions"

(H.P. 663)  (L.D. 935)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (12 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-170)  (1 member)

 

(17)  From the Committee on Transportation on Bill "An Act To Include the Vehicles of Emergency Medical Services Persons in the Firefighter Registration Plate Program"

(H.P. 872)  (L.D. 1249)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-160)  (12 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 

(18)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Prohibit a Person from Providing False Testimony to a Committee of the Legislature"

(H.P. 599)  (L.D. 850)

 

Report "A" reporting Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)
Report "B" reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-181)  (5 members)
Report "C" reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-182)  (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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Protect Persons Who Cultivate, Process, Buy and Sell Hemp" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 567)  (L.D. 1611)

 

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

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Remove the Reporting Requirement of the Office of Victim Services"

(S.P. 564)  (L.D. 1606)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Protect Privacy of Online Customer Personal Information"

(S.P. 566)  (L.D. 1610)

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Increase Consumer Prescription Drug Protections"

(S.P. 563)  (L.D. 1605)

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

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

 

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            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Support Maine's Employers and Encourage Employers To Hire Young Workers"

(S.P. 565)  (L.D. 1609)

 

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

 

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

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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act Regarding the Commercial Forestry Excise Tax"

(H.P. 385)  (L.D. 541)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DOW of Lincoln
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-171) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHENETTE of York

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

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