Table of Contents

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

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

41st Legislative Day

Thursday, May 18, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Mr. Forrest Genthner, South Freeport Congregational Church.

 

            National Anthem by Mountain Valley High School Chorus, Rumford.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Tom Marshall, M.D., Farmington.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Deter the Dealing of Dangerous Drugs"

(S.P. 22)  (L.D. 42)

 

            Minority (5) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY READ and ACCEPTED in the House on May 16, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Majority (8) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY was READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-50) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Protect Privacy of Online Customer Personal Information"

(S.P. 566)  (L.D. 1610)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY in the House on May 16, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Support Employment Opportunity in Maine"

(H.P. 1109)  (L.D. 1608)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT in the House on May 16, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Fund and Enhance the Maine Diversion Alert Program" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 182)  (L.D. 249)

 

            Minority (4) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-146) in the House on May 16, 2017.

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To 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)

 

            Minority (6) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-143) in the House on May 16, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority (7) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Enact the Toxic Chemicals in the Workplace Act"

(H.P. 490)  (L.D. 699)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report 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-135) in the House on May 16, 2017.

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Preserve Funding for the Maine Clean Election Act by Removing Gubernatorial Candidates from Eligibility"

(H.P. 233)  (L.D. 300)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS READ and ACCEPTED in the House on May 2, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority (6) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-83) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 172)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

May 18, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

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

 

Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

L.D. 151         Resolve, To Authorize the Transfer of State-owned Property to the Town of St. Agatha

L.D. 167         An Act To Fund Animal Control Officers and Animal Shelters

L.D. 1114       An Act To Amend the Rules Regulating Invasive Terrestrial Plant Species

L.D. 1167       An Act To Deregulate the In-state Extraction and Sale of Raw Honey

L.D. 1369       An Act To Support Local Agricultural Production

 

Health and Human Services

L.D. 107         An Act To Increase the Effectiveness of Opioid Addiction Therapy

L.D. 464         Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Facilitate the Scheduling of Transportation for Persons with Disabilities

L.D. 504         An Act To Support Evaluation of Opioid Diversion Efforts

L.D. 607         An Act To Enhance Maine's Coordinated Response to Mental Health Crises

L.D. 629         An Act To Improve Rehabilitation Services for Persons with Mental Illness in Maine

L.D. 634         An Act Regarding the Drug Epidemic in Maine

L.D. 1367       Resolve, To Support Family-directed Housing Initiatives and Alternative Programming for Individuals with Disabilities in Underserved Areas

L.D. 1424       An Act To Amend the Laws Governing MaineCare Eligibility Determination For Applicants To Nursing Homes

L.D. 1563       Resolve, To Establish the Maine Health Advisory Committee  (EMERGENCY)

 

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

L.D. 35           Resolve, To Allow the Unlicensed Ownership of Hedgehogs as Pets

L.D. 1018       An Act To Prohibit Stocking Fish in or Using Live Fish as Bait on Tributaries to State Heritage Fish Waters

L.D. 1179       An Act To Increase Funding for Programs That Support the Mission of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

L.D. 1582       An Act To Clarify and Enhance Maine's Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Laws

 

Insurance and Financial Services

L.D. 1354       An Act Relating to Exempt Equity in a Primary Residence

 

Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

L.D. 702         An Act To Restore the Tip Credit to Maine Employees

L.D. 774         An Act To Create a Training Wage

L.D. 775         An Act To Prohibit the Minimum Wage from Exceeding the New England Average

L.D. 884         An Act To Exempt Small Bottlers from the Bottling Plant Requirements  (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 971         An Act To Exempt Certain Employees from the Minimum Wage Laws

L.D. 1005       An Act Regarding Minimum Wage Increases

L.D. 1152       An Act To Encourage the Hiring of Skilled Immigrants through Flexible Certification

L.D. 1353       An Act To Establish the Maine Domestic Trade Center

L.D. 1393       Resolve, Establishing the Commission To Create a Statewide Economic Development Plan  (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 1468       An Act To Expand Application of the Maine State Housing Authority's Arsenic Abatement Program

 

Marine Resources

L.D. 704         An Act To Give the Department of Marine Resources Flexibility with Licensing in the Atlantic Herring Fishery

L.D. 730         An Act To Establish Minimum and Maximum Size Limits for Possession of Soft-shelled Clams

L.D. 1379       An Act Regarding Enforcement of Marine Resources Laws and Suspensions of Marine Resources Licenses

L.D. 1455       An Act To Fund Research on and Management and Enforcement of the Eel and Elver Fisheries

 

Transportation

L.D. 134         An Act To Allow the Secretary of State To Issue Licenses Pending Receipt of Necessary Paperwork from the Driver Education and Evaluation Program  (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 315         Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Apply for Funds for Rail Improvements

L.D. 437         An Act Concerning Maine's Transportation Infrastructure

L.D. 752         An Act To Enhance the Safety of Schoolchildren by Requiring the Posting of the School Zone Speed Limit

L.D. 790         Resolve, To Name the Bridge between Indian Township and the Town of Princeton the Sakom John Stevens Bridge

L.D. 1101       Resolve, Directing the Secretary of State To Review and Recommend Updates to the Maine Motorcycle Driver Education Program

L.D. 1226       An Act To Keep Maine's Transportation Infrastructure Safe by Providing More Sources of Revenue for the Highway Fund

L.D. 1310       An Act To Establish a Driver's License Suspension Amnesty Day

L.D. 1328       An Act To Promote Bicycle Safety by Placing Warning Signs on Certain Public Ways

L.D. 1347       An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Driver's License Fees

L.D. 1398       An Act To Allow Vehicles Registered as Wreckers To Transport 2 Vehicles

L.D. 1426       An Act To Allow the Use of Bioptic or Telescopic Corrective Lenses To Meet the Vision Examination Requirements for a Class C Driver's License  (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 1439       Resolve, To Study the Placement of Vehicle Charging Stations on Maine's Highways

L.D. 1460       An Act To Remove the Secretary of State's Authority To Authorize Agents To Issue Noncommercial Driver's License Renewals and Nondriver Identification Card Renewals

L.D. 1559       An Act To Remove the Law Mandating a Front License Plate

 

Veterans and Legal Affairs

L.D. 295         An Act To Amend the Requirements for a Political Party To Retain Qualified Party Status under the Election Laws

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 411)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

 

May 16, 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 it accepted the Minority Ought to Pass Report from the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs and Passage to be Engrossed as Amended by Senate Amendment "B" on Bill "An Act To Improve Requirements for Reporting to the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices" (H.P. 507) (L.D. 716), 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 Facilitate Substance Abuse Treatment for Certain Applicants for and Recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Benefits"

(H.P. 1111)  (L.D. 1615)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

Cosponsored by Representatives: GERRISH of Lebanon, GROHMAN of Biddeford, MALABY of Hancock, O'CONNOR of Berwick, PIERCE of Dresden, STROM of Pittsfield.

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Support Maine's Working Families through Universal Child Care"

(H.P. 1114)  (L.D. 1618)

 

Sponsored by Representative SYLVESTER of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ACKLEY of Monmouth, COLLINGS of Portland, HYMANSON of York, MADIGAN of Waterville, O'NEIL of Saco, RECKITT of South Portland, TALBOT ROSS of Portland, TERRY of Gorham.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Initiate the Process of Terminating the Maine Turnpike Authority"

(H.P. 1113)  (L.D. 1617)

 

Sponsored by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Revisor of Statutes

 

 

            (3-4)  Representative MOONEN for the Revisor of Statutes pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 94 asks leave to report that the accompanying Bill "An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1112)  (L.D. 1616)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 35)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Betty A. Austin of Skowhegan be excused April 19 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Matthew Dana II of the Passamaquoddy Tribe be excused April 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, and 27 and May 2, 4, 9, and 11 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Aaron M. Frey of Bangor be excused May 9 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Lloyd C. Herrick of Paris be excused May 16 for legislative business.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative George W. Hogan of Old Orchard Beach be excused February 16, and March 14 and 23 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Deane Rykerson of Kittery be excused May 9 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)  the Honorable Linda Valentino, of Saco, for her service to the State.  Senator Valentino served 8 years in the Maine House of Representatives representing Saco and 4 years in the Maine Senate representing Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Hollis, Limington and part of Buxton.  Her numerous committee assignments included work on the Joint Standing Committees on Appropriations and Financial Affairs, Transportation, Veterans and Legal Affairs and Taxation, and she served as a chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary.  She also served on the State Liquor and Lottery Commission for 2 years, as well as on the Saco City Council and as Saco's deputy mayor for 6 years.  We extend to Senator Valentino our appreciation for her long service to the State, and we offer her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 266)

 

 

            (5-2)  Ashley Reynolds, of Dexter, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Dexter Regional High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ashley on her receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 267)

 

 

            (5-3)  William Strauch, of Exeter, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Dexter Regional High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to William on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 268)

 

 

            (5-4)  William Strauch, of Exeter, a senior at Dexter Regional 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;

 

(SLS 269)

 

 

            (5-5)  Caleb Matthew Buerger, of Dover-Foxcroft, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 53, 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, Caleb planned and supervised the clearing of a new ski trail at Big Squaw Mountain Ski Area and built 2 ski racks to be used by children in the ski school.  We extend our congratulations to Caleb on this achievement;

 

(SLS 270)

 

 

            (5-6)  United Baptist Church, of Topsham, which is celebrating its 100th Anniversary.  In 1917, the Free Will Baptist Church merged with the Baptist Church Society to form United Baptist Church.  We extend to everyone at United Baptist Church our congratulations on the church's centennial;

 

(HLS 402)

Presented by Representative TEPLER of Topsham.

Cosponsored by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc.

 

 

            (5-7)  Nick Newman, of Mexico, who has been named Boys' Alpine Skier of the Year by the Sun Journal.  We extend to Nick our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 403)

Presented by Representative PICKETT of Dixfield.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-8)  Mason Corriveau, of Dixfield, a senior at Dirigo High School, who is a recipient of a Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award for his dependability, leadership, service and patriotism.  We extend our congratulations to Mason on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 404)

Presented by Representative PICKETT of Dixfield.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-9)  Ashley Hutchinson, of Carthage, a student at Dirigo High School, who has been named Region 9 School of Applied Technology Student of the Year.  We extend to Ashley our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 405)

Presented by Representative PICKETT of Dixfield.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Senator KEIM of Oxford, Representative SKOLFIELD of Weld, Representative BLACK of Wilton.

 

 

            (5-10)  Abigail LaBrash, of Rumford, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Mountain Valley High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Abigail on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 406)

Presented by Representative PICKETT of Dixfield.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford, Representative MADIGAN of Rumford.

 

 

            (5-11)  Alecia Bolduc, of Byron, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Mountain Valley High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Alecia on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 407)

Presented by Representative PICKETT of Dixfield.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford, Representative HEAD of Bethel, Representative MADIGAN of Rumford.

 

 

            (5-12)  Clifford Wiley, of Dover-Foxcroft, who recently celebrated his 95th Birthday.  Mr. Wiley, one of 4 brothers who served during World War II in the European Theater, served in the United States Army as a sergeant in the 26th Infantry Division, was wounded at the Battle of the Bulge and received a Purple Heart.  We extend to Mr. Wiley our appreciation for his military service and our congratulations on his birthday;

 

(HLS 408)

Presented by Representative HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis.

 

 

            (5-13)  Gary Cushing, of Alfred, a captain of the Sanford Fire Department who retired after 29 years of service to the City of Sanford.  Mr. Cushing was a firefighter and an emergency medical technician as well as a fire instructor.  We extend to Mr. Cushing our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 409)

Presented by Representative GERRISH of Lebanon.

Cosponsored by Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York, Representative HARRINGTON of Sanford, Senator WOODSOME of York, Representative SAMPSON of Alfred, Representative HYMANSON of York, Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

 

 

            (5-14)  Thomas Duggan, of Newfield, a firefighter and emergency medical technician who retired after 30 years of service to the City of Sanford.  We extend to Mr. Duggan our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 410)

Presented by Representative GERRISH of Lebanon.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York, Representative SAMPSON of Alfred, Representative HARRINGTON of Sanford, Representative HYMANSON of York, Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford, Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York.

 

 

            (5-15)  Dwight Southard, of Wells, a firefighter and paramedic who retired after over 24 years of service to the City of Sanford.  We extend to Mr. Southard our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 411)

Presented by Representative GERRISH of Lebanon.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York, Senator WOODSOME of York, Representative HARRINGTON of Sanford, Representative HYMANSON of York, Representative FOLEY of Wells, Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford, Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York.

 

 

            (5-16)  Carl French, of Alfred, a firefighter/paramedic who retired after 33 years of service to the City of Sanford.  We extend to Mr. French our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 412)

Presented by Representative GERRISH of Lebanon.

Cosponsored by Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York, Senator WOODSOME of York, Representative SAMPSON of Alfred, Representative HARRINGTON of Sanford, Representative HYMANSON of York, Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

 

 

            (5-17)  Laura Gordon, of Plymouth, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Bangor Christian Schools.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Laura on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 413)

Presented by Representative REED of Carmel.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot, Representative FREDETTE of Newport, Representative GUERIN of Glenburn.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-18)  Scott Scripture, of Bangor, Captain of the Town of Orono Police Department.  Captain Scripture served the Orono community with great devotion, integrity and compassion for 30 years.  He built strong relationships that made him an important part of the community, the town's staff, the Orono Police Department and regional law enforcement.  Captain Scripture will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, friends and colleagues and all those whose lives he touched;

 

(HLS 401)

Cosponsored by Representative TIPPING of Orono, Senator DILL of Penobscot, Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot, Representative FREY of Bangor, Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor, Representative SCHNECK of Bangor, Representative CARDONE of Bangor.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-101) on Bill "An Act To Provide Emergency Repair Funding for the Restoration of the Official State Vessel, the Schooner Bowdoin" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 37)  (L.D. 89)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford
                                    BREEN of Cumberland
                                    KATZ of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    GATTINE of Westbrook
                                    FREY of Bangor
                                    HUBBELL of Bar Harbor
                                    JORGENSEN of Portland
                                    MARTIN of Eagle Lake
                                    TEPLER of Topsham

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    SEAVEY of Kennebunkport
                                    SIROCKI of Scarborough
                                    TIMBERLAKE of Turner
                                    WINSOR of Norway

            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-101).

 

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            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-86) on Bill "An Act To Provide Lung Cancer Screening for MaineCare Recipients"

(S.P. 237)  (L.D. 720)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    HYMANSON of York
                                    CHACE of Durham
                                    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 Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    HEAD of Bethel
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea

            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-86).

 

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass on Bill "An Act To Reduce Youth Cancer Risk"

(S.P. 289)  (L.D. 889)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    HYMANSON of York
                                    CHACE of Durham
                                    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 Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    HEAD of Bethel
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.

 

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Allow Fees To Be Charged for Wild Game Dinners"

(S.P. 202)  (L.D. 587)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    WOODSOME of York

            Representatives:
                                    DUCHESNE of Hudson
                                    ALLEY of Beals
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    REED of Carmel
                                    STEARNS of Guilford
                                    THERIAULT of China

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    MASON of Lisbon
                                    WOOD of Greene

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-84).

 

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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass on Bill "An Act To Protect Worker Wages and Benefits"

(S.P. 35)  (L.D. 86)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BELLOWS of Kennebec

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VOLK of Cumberland
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

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

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-100).

 

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Require Candidates To Be Listed as Unenrolled If Not Registered with a Recognized Party"

(H.P. 408)  (L.D. 568)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook

            Representatives:
                                    LUCHINI of Ellsworth
                                    CASÁS of Rockport
                                    HICKMAN of Winthrop
                                    LONGSTAFF of Waterville
                                    MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-188) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    DILLINGHAM of Oxford
                                    FARRIN of Norridgewock
                                    HANINGTON of Lincoln
                                    WHITE of Washburn

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            (6-7)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-185) on Bill "An Act Regarding the Maine Clean Election Fund"

(H.P. 846)  (L.D. 1210)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook

            Representatives:
                                    LUCHINI of Ellsworth
                                    CASÁS of Rockport
                                    HICKMAN of Winthrop
                                    LONGSTAFF of Waterville
                                    MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    DILLINGHAM of Oxford
                                    FARRIN of Norridgewock
                                    HANINGTON of Lincoln
                                    WHITE of Washburn

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

            In accordance with House Rule 519, the following items appeared on the Consent Calendar for the First Day:

 

            (7-1)  (S.P. 46)  (L.D. 98) Bill "An Act To Eliminate Permits for Wild Turkey Hunting, Expand the Bag Limits and Expand Opportunities for Registering Wild Turkeys"  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-102)

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 55)  (L.D. 136) Bill "An Act Regarding the Eviction Process"  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-98)

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 136)  (L.D. 409) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System"  Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-99)

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 977)  (L.D. 1419) Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 29, Allowances for Support Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorder, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services (EMERGENCY)  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 238)  (L.D. 324) Bill "An Act To Allow Corrections Officers To Administer Naloxone"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-191)

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 562)  (L.D. 782) Bill "An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Certain Veterans' Facilities"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-193)

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 870)  (L.D. 1247) Bill "An Act To Repeal the Income Tax on Pick-up Contributions Paid to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System and To Clarify the Taxation of Pick-up Contributions Distributed in the Form of a Rollover"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-194)

 

            (7-8)  (H.P. 979)  (L.D. 1421) Resolve, Authorizing the State Tax Assessor To Convey the Interest of the State in Certain Real Estate in the Unorganized Territory  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-195)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Constitutional Amendment

 

            (10-1)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Explicitly Protect against Sex Discrimination

(H.P. 153)  (L.D. 197)
(C. "A" H-133)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  This being a Constitutional Amendment, a two-thirds vote of the House necessary.

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Repeal the Sunset Date on the Children's Guardians Ad Litem Law

(H.P. 324)  (L.D. 457)
(C. "A" H-152)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Amend the Laws on Domestic Violence

(H.P. 368)  (L.D. 524)
(C. "A" H-138)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Allow a Physical Therapist To Administer Certain Coagulation Tests in a Patient's Home

(H.P. 581)  (L.D. 801)
(C. "A" H-136)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-5)  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

(S.P. 341)  (L.D. 1034)
(C. "B" S-35)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Amend the Requirements for Licensure as an Independent Practice Dental Hygienist

(H.P. 763)  (L.D. 1085)
(C. "A" H-119)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-7)  An Act To Amend the Veterans Service Laws

(H.P. 844)  (L.D. 1208)
(C. "A" H-140)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-8)  Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 97: Private Non-Medical Institution Services, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services

(H.P. 941)  (L.D. 1364)

 

 

            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

 

            (10-9)  An Act To Include 50 Milliliter and Smaller Liquor Bottles in the Laws Governing Returnable Containers

(H.P. 43)  (L.D. 56)
(H. "A" H-132 to C. "A" H-107)

 

            (10-10)  An Act Regarding the Payment of Back Child Support

(S.P. 30)  (L.D. 81)
(C. "A" S-75)

 

            (10-11)  An Act To Protect Personal Information of Participants in a Community Well-being Check Program

(H.P. 152)  (L.D. 196)
(C. "A" H-126)

 

            (10-12)  An Act To Provide Funding for the Maine Coworking Development Fund

(H.P. 218)  (L.D. 285)
(C. "A" H-114)

 

            (10-13)  An Act To Improve the Administration of Election Recounts

(H.P. 230)  (L.D. 297)
(C. "A" H-156)

 

            (10-14)  An Act To Encourage Regional Planning and Reorganization

(H.P. 242)  (L.D. 328)
(C. "A" H-150)

 

            (10-15)  An Act To Repeal Certain Requirements Concerning the Sale and Purchase of Firearms

(H.P. 256)  (L.D. 350)
(C. "A" H-137)

 

            (10-16)  An Act To Require Reimbursement to Hospitals for Patients Awaiting Placement in Nursing Facilities

(H.P. 292)  (L.D. 401)
(C. "A" H-109)

 

            (10-17)  An Act To Create the Water Resources Planning Committee

(H.P. 302)  (L.D. 422)
(C. "A" H-94)

 

            (10-18)  An Act To Allow Hunters Whose Religion Prohibits Wearing Hunter Orange Clothing To Instead Wear Red

(H.P. 306)  (L.D. 426)
(C. "A" H-130)

 

            (10-19)  An Act To Amend the Charter of the Richmond Utilities District

(H.P. 537)  (L.D. 757)
(C. "A" H-115)

 

            (10-20)  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

(S.P. 250)  (L.D. 805)
(C. "A" S-70)

 

            (10-21)  An Act To Promote Small Diversified Farms and Small Food Producers

(H.P. 584)  (L.D. 835)

 

            (10-22)  An Act To Establish the Summer Success Program Fund

(H.P. 647)  (L.D. 919)
(C. "A" H-113)

 

            (10-23)  An Act Regarding the Cancellation of Subscription Services

(H.P. 671)  (L.D. 943)

 

            (10-24)  An Act To Promote Medical Care for Visiting Athletic Teams

(S.P. 324)  (L.D. 985)
(C. "A" S-71)

 

            (10-25)  An Act Regarding the Contents of a Commercial Vehicle Towed without the Consent of the Vehicle's Owner

(H.P. 724)  (L.D. 1022)
(C. "A" H-153)

 

            (10-26)  An Act To Update the Statutes under Which Maine's Credit Unions Are Chartered

(H.P. 738)  (L.D. 1055)
(C. "A" H-142)

 

            (10-27)  An Act To Allow Promotional Allowances by Gas Utilities

(H.P. 814)  (L.D. 1151)
(C. "A" H-151)

 

            (10-28)  An Act To Amend the Insurance Laws Governing the Provision of Rebates

(S.P. 382)  (L.D. 1161)
(C. "A" S-72)

 

 

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

 

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Resolves

 

            (10-29)  Resolve, To Expedite the Processing of Applications for Certification under the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

(H.P. 905)  (L.D. 1308)
(C. "A" H-118)

 

            (10-30)  Resolve, To Name the Bridge over the Androscoggin River between the Towns of Peru and Mexico the PFC Buddy Wendall McLain Memorial Bridge

(H.P. 969)  (L.D. 1395)
(C. "A" H-125)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

12.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

13.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

14.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

15.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

16.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (12) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-73) - Minority (1) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES on Bill "An Act To Protect Maine's Clean Water and Taxpayers from Mining Pollution"

(S.P. 265)  (L.D. 820)

 

- 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-73).

TABLED - May 16, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

17.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (11) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-147) - Minority (2) Ought Not to Pass - 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)

 

TABLED - May 16, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

18.       HOUSE REPORT - Ought to Pass - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Ban the Purchase of Retail Marijuana and Retail Marijuana Products with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program Benefits"

(H.P. 976)  (L.D. 1418)

 

TABLED - May 16, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

19.       Resolve, To Establish the Task Force To Identify Special Education Cost Drivers and Innovative Approaches to Services (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 456)  (L.D. 642)
(C. "A" H-106)

 

TABLED - May 16, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

PENDING - FINAL PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

20.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-62) - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Prioritize Use of Available Resources in General Assistance Programs"

(S.P. 65)  (L.D. 219)

 

- In Senate, Minority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-62).

TABLED - May 17, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

21.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-61) - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Align Time Limits in the Municipal General Assistance Program and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program"

(S.P. 66)  (L.D. 220)

 

- In Senate, Minority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-61).

TABLED - May 17, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

22.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (12) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (1) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-158) - 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)

 

TABLED - May 17, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - Motion of Representative TUCKER of Brunswick to ACCEPT the Majority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report.

 

 

 

 

 

23.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (9) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (4) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-168) - 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)

 

TABLED - May 17, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

24.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (12) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (1) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-161) - 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)

 

TABLED - May 17, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

25.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (9) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-179) - Minority (4) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Require Insurance Coverage for Contraceptive Supplies"

(H.P. 860)  (L.D. 1237)

 

TABLED - May 17, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

26.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (10) Ought to Pass - Minority (2) Ought Not to Pass - 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)

 

TABLED - May 17, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

27.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-180) - Minority (6) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT on Bill "An Act To Strengthen Intragovernment Communication"

(H.P. 110)  (L.D. 152)

 

TABLED - May 17, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

28.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-169) - Minority (6) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on TAXATION on Bill "An Act To Prevent Tax Haven Abuse"

(H.P. 564)  (L.D. 784)

 

TABLED - May 17, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative TIPPING of Orono.

PENDING - Motion of same Representative to ACCEPT the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report.

 

 

 

 

 

29.       SENATE REPORT - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-91) - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Amend Principles of Reimbursement for Nursing Facilities and for Residential Care Facilities"

(S.P. 178)  (L.D. 517)

 

- In Senate, Unanimous OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-91).

TABLED - May 17, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE 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 Education and Cultural Affairs on Bill "An Act To Exempt Public Safety Buildings from Historic Preservation Restrictions"

(H.P. 821)  (L.D. 1184)

 

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

 

(2)  From the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology on Bill "An Act To Ensure Continued Availability of High-speed Broadband Internet at Maine's Schools and Libraries"

(H.P. 189)  (L.D. 256)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-189)  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-190)  (2 members)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Health and Human Services on Bill "An Act To Establish a Pilot Project for Medicaid Reimbursement for Acupuncture Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders"

(H.P. 141)  (L.D. 185)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-192)  (9 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (4 members)

 

(4)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Exempt Feminine Hygiene Products from Sales Tax"

(H.P. 162)  (L.D. 206)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-196)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

 

Robert B. Hunt
Clerk of the House

 

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

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

Thursday, May 18, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 569)

 

 

            Ordered, the House concurring, that when the Senate and House adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, May 23, 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 18, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Fund the Maine Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Loan Program"

(S.P. 570)  (L.D. 1614)

 

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

 

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