Table of Contents

House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
COMMUNICATIONS
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
BILLS IN THE SECOND READING
Senate as Amended
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
Resolves
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
NOTICE

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

42nd Legislative Day

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Kenneth I. Lewis, Green Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Portland.

 

            National Anthem by Mt. Ararat High School Choral Ensemble, Topsham.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Edmund Claxton, Jr., M.D., Auburn.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, May 18, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Construction or Placement of Decks within the Shoreland Zone"

(H.P. 291)  (L.D. 400)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES READ and ACCEPTED in the House on May 17, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority (6) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-165) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Expand Substance Abuse Prevention Projects"

(S.P. 213)  (L.D. 651)

 

            Minority (6) 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" (S-81) in the House on May 17, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Majority (7) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY was READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act Prohibiting Public Entities from Contracting with and Investing in Companies That Boycott the State of Israel"

(S.P. 282)  (L.D. 882)

 

            Majority (8) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT READ and ACCEPTED in the House on May 17, 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 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT was READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-69) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 176)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

May 19, 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 252 "An Act to Improve Safety in the Disposal of Expired Marine Flares."

 

This bill would require the State Fire Marshal to establish a program of storage, collection and disposal of expired marine flares.  The State Fire Marshal is also tasked with disposing of expired marine flares that are collected.  Finally, the bill requires the State Fire Marshal to collaborate with the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Marine Resources and the Department of Public Safety in order to better educate the public about the proper disposal of marine flares. 

 

The bill mandates that all this be accomplished using existing resources.  If the Legislature wants the State Fire Marshal to administer new programs, then the Legislature should appropriate funding for that administration. 

 

Because this bill does not provide any funding for the new programs it mandates, I cannot support it.  For this reason, I return LD 252 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 Improve Safety in the Disposal of Expired Marine Flares

(H.P. 185)  (L.D. 252)
(C. "A" H-62)

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 177)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-4)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

May 19, 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 540, "An Act To Help Municipalities Prepare for Sea Level Rise."

 

I vetoed a similar bill during the 127th Legislative Session, and I am vetoing this bill for many of the same reasons.  Maine's Growth Management Act already contains 10 State goals to provide direction and consistency to State and municipal planning and regulatory actions affecting natural resource management, land use and development.  Adding even more goals to this already cumbersome list will do little to protect our environment or help municipalities prepare for sea level rise.  Instead, it is far more likely that if this bill is allowed to become law, it will be just one more arrow in the quiver of those individuals seeking to use the land use planning process to challenge and impede development projects both small and large.

 

Where does government involvement end?  I am confident that developers are already considering many of the concerns this bill tries to address.  Given they have the most to lose, it's a sure bet that no developer is going to willfully place their project in peril because of the potential impacts of sea level rise on buildings, transportation infrastructure, sewage treatment facilities or other facilities.  Let's let our economy work and not impose another vague directive on our coastal communities. 

 

Finally, there are already numerous local, state and federal regulatory requirements that regulate development in coastal areas.  Our towns and cities have zoning ordinances and local requirements addressing coastal developments, and many activities require approval under programs administered by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.  At the federal level, the Federal Emergency Management Agency maintains data on flood plains in coastal areas.  This legislation is not needed; these programs already provide all the tools necessary for municipalities to ensure that they fully address the potential impacts of sea level rise.

 

We do not need to further complicate the Growth Management Act with needless provisions.  For this reason, I return LD 540 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 Help Municipalities Prepare for Sea Level Rise

(H.P. 384)  (L.D. 540)
(C. "A" H-28)

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 178)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-6)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

May 19, 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 877, "An Act To Allow Learner's Permits To Be Issued by Driver Education Schools."

 

Under current law, the Secretary of State is required to collect learner's permit fees and application materials, and it is the only entity authorized to issue the final learner's permit to individuals.  This bill allows driver education schools to do all of these things if they wish to.  It may seem like a good idea, but I have significant concerns about the negative consequences that could come of this.

 

This bill would in effect require all driver education schools to take on this burden; if one school agrees to do this work, most other schools will also have to do it so they can compete with each other.  This additional workload will take valuable time away from what instructors are skilled at doing – teaching students how to drive safely.  Let's not burden these instructors with work that should be done by state government.

 

For this reason, I return LD 877 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 Allow Learner's Permits To Be Issued by Driver Education Schools

(H.P. 626)  (L.D. 877)
(C. "A" H-38)

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 179)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-8)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

May 19, 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 1058 "An Act to Modernize Ballot Notices for City Elections."

 

This bill would repeal the requirement that city election clerks publish composite specimen ballots in a newspaper having general circulation in the city.  The bill also removes the requirement that clerks post multiple copies of the instruction poster and specimen ballot in the voting room. 

 

Due to the unabashed liberal bias of Maine newspapers and the third-rate reporting by the so-called "journalists" they employ, Mainers are increasingly choosing to get their news from other outlets. 

 

Because the vast majority of Mainers do not buy Maine newspapers that are in general circulation, it is important that we keep the requirement that specimen ballots be displayed at polling stations.  I also think current law should be amended to provide that sample ballots be posted on the internet, rather than in newspapers. 

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1058 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-8)  The accompanying item An Act To Modernize Ballot Notices for City Elections

(H.P. 741)  (L.D. 1058)

 

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            (2-9)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 412)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-10)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

May 16, 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 1025, "An Act To Allow Stepparents To Sign the Application for a Driver's License for a Minor."

 

This bill would allow stepparents to sign applications for driver's licenses.  Unless the stepparent has adopted the minor, I do not believe they should be able to sign off on the minor applying for a driver's license.  It is not hard to think of instances whereby biological parents could be totally unaware that a stepparent had signed off on the child's driver's license application.  It is also not hard to imagine a scenario whereby that child would get in a serious accident without the child's biological parents knowing they could legally drive.

 

Because young drivers are easily distracted and more apt to get into accidents, it is very important that only biological parents be given the authority to sign off on driver's license applications.

 

For this reason, I return LD 1025 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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

 

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            (2-10)  The accompanying item An Act To Allow Stepparents To Sign the Application for a Driver's License for a Minor

(S.P. 332)  (L.D. 1025)

 

            In Senate, May 18, 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?'

 

            29 voted in favor and 6 against, and 29 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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            (2-11)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 175)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

May 23, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

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

 

Criminal Justice and Public Safety

L.D. 141         An Act Regarding Bringing Certain Criminal Charges

L.D. 514         An Act To Authorize the Expungement of Records of Nonviolent Crimes

L.D. 746         Resolve, To Increase the Permissible Size of Bed and Breakfasts

L.D. 918         An Act Regarding Maine's Criminal Code

L.D. 1060       Resolve, Directing the Department of Administrative and Financial Services To Convene a Cybersecurity Commission

L.D. 1238       An Act To Permit the Expungement of Records Relating to Proceedings That Do Not Result in Convictions

L.D. 1266       An Act To Transfer Operations and Ownership of County Jail Facilities to the State

L.D. 1366       An Act To Protect Maine Consumers by Creating a White-collar Crime Registry

L.D. 1401       An Act To Allow Nonviolent Felons To Own Firearms at the Court's Discretion

L.D. 1469       An Act Relating to Firearms Exclusions in Certain Locations

L.D. 1493       An Act To Strengthen Enforcement of Support Orders

 

Education and Cultural Affairs

L.D. 158         An Act To Improve the Certification and Evaluation of New Educators and Administrators by Consolidating Standards

L.D. 354         An Act To Address the Shortage of School Administrative Professionals

L.D. 1029       An Act To Abolish the 5-year Cap for Retired State Employees Who Return to Work

L.D. 1215       An Act To Clarify Collective Bargaining in School Districts

L.D. 1471       An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Deduction for MaineCare Payments from a School Administrative Unit's State Subsidy

 

Energy, Utilities and Technology

L.D. 421         An Act To Promote Economic Development and Critical Communications for Rural Family Farms, Businesses and Residences by Strategic Public Investment in High-speed Internet

L.D. 1262       An Act To Protect Monhegan Island by Limiting Wind Turbines

L.D. 1513       An Act To Provide for Affordable Long-term Energy Prices in Maine

L.D. 1516       An Act To Encourage Broadband Development through Private Investment

 

Environment and Natural Resources

L.D. 253         An Act To Repeal the Maine Metallic Mineral Mining Act

L.D. 395         Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 200: Metallic Mineral Exploration, Advanced Exploration and Mining, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection  (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 1003       Resolve, To Require the State's Mitigation Plan under the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Agreement To Include the Use of Maine-generated Nonfossil Fuel Sources

 

Judiciary

L.D. 39           An Act To Clarify Landowners' Liability Regarding Public Access

L.D. 112         An Act To Further Limit the Liability of Landowners Who Permit the Use of Land for Outdoor Recreational Activity

L.D. 815         An Act To Allow a Council of Governments To Provide Municipal Services to Small Towns under the Maine Tort Claims Act

L.D. 1241       An Act To Encourage Child Support Accountability

L.D. 1304       An Act To Specify the Rights of Parents

L.D. 1437       An Act To Establish a Youth-in-care Court

L.D. 1465       An Act To Protect Elders from Financial Exploitation and Ensure the Efficient Use of Litigation Resources for the State

 

Taxation

L.D. 1195       An Act To Allow Municipalities To Opt Out of the Collection and Assessment of Personal Property Taxes

L.D. 1270       An Act To Allow Municipalities To Include Itemized Fees on Property Tax Bills

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-12)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 416)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

May 17, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Please be advised the Senate today insisted to its previous actions whereby it accepted

 

·        the Minority Ought Not to Pass Report from the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs on Bill "An Act To Provide Funding for Preschool Programs" (H.P. 419) (L.D. 603), in non-concurrence;

 

·        the Minority Ought Not to Pass Report from the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Increase Funding for Multimodal Transportation" (H.P. 84) (L.D. 116), in non-concurrence.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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            (2-13)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 424)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

 

May 18, 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 nomination:

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Elizabeth Fitzgerald of Machiasport for reappointment to the Maine Land Use Planning Commission.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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            (2-14)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 425)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

May 18, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Please be advised the Senate today insisted to its previous actions whereby it accepted

 

·        the Minority Ought to Pass Report from the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources and Passage to be Engrossed on Bill "An Act To Amend the Municipal Subdivision Laws" (H.P. 444) (L.D. 628), in non-concurrence;

 

·        the Minority Ought to Pass as Amended Report from the Committee on Health and Human Services and Passage to be Engrossed as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-131) on Bill "An Act To Allow a Law Enforcement Agency That Treats a Person with Naloxone Hydrochloride To Bill That Person for That Treatment" (H.P. 76) (L.D. 108), in non-concurrence.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham, the following Joint Order:  (H.P. 1116)

 

            ORDERED, the Senate concurring, that the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology shall report out, to the House, a bill regarding dates of review under the State Government Evaluation Act.

 

 

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            (4-2)  On motion of Representative TIPPING of Orono, the following Joint Order:  (H.P. 1117)

 

            ORDERED, the Senate concurring, that the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation may report out, to the House, legislation regarding the Maine capital investment credit.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Kristin Malin, of Georgetown, for her 23 years of service on the Georgetown School Committee.  Ms. Malin served as Chair of the School Union 47 Joint Board from 1995 to 2002; on the Maine School Boards Association Board of Directors from 2004 to 2017, serving as President in 2007 and 2012; and on the National School Boards Association Board of Directors as Northeast Region Director from 2009 to 2015.  We extend to Ms. Malin our appreciation for her service and offer her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 271)

 

 

            (5-2)  the Honorable Rodney Whittemore and Coralee Whittemore, of Skowhegan, who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary.  We extend to Senator and Mrs. Whittemore our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 272)

 

 

            (5-3)  Kendra R. Furber, of Stockholm, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Caribou High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Kendra on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 414)

Presented by Representative McELWEE of Caribou.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook, Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

 

 

            (5-4)  Elodie A. Berube, of Caribou, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Caribou High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Elodie on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 415)

Presented by Representative McELWEE of Caribou.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-5)  Laura Faure, of Portland, Director of the Bates Dance Festival and Lecturer in the Arts at Bates College, who is retiring after 30 years of directing the Bates Dance Festival.  Ms. Faure has developed the festival into an internationally acclaimed contemporary dance program known for its artistic excellence, curatorial vision and commitment to building community through dance.  We extend to Ms. Faure our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 416)

Presented by Representative FULLER of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator CHIPMAN of Cumberland, Senator DION of Cumberland, Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin, Representative HARLOW of Portland, Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland, Representative MOONEN of Portland, Representative SYLVESTER of Portland, Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland, Representative JORGENSEN of Portland, Representative COLLINGS of Portland, Representative SANBORN of Portland, Representative HANDY of Lewiston, Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston, Representative BROOKS of Lewiston.

 

 

            (5-6)  Margaret Gardiner, of Woolwich, who has received the Boston Post Cane, an honor given to the oldest citizen of a municipality.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ms. Gardiner on this occasion;

 

(HLS 417)

Presented by Representative PIERCE of Dresden.

Cosponsored by Senator VITELLI of Sagadahoc.

 

 

            (5-7)  Dan Welch, of Boothbay, principal of Boothbay Region High School and president of the Board of Directors of the Maine Principals' Association, who has been named Principal of the Year by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend to Mr. Welch our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 418)

Presented by Representative HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor.

Cosponsored by Senator DOW of Lincoln.

 

 

            (5-8)  the Gray-New Gloucester High School Boys Basketball Team, of Gray, which received the Class B Sportsmanship Award.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 419)

Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

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

 

 

            (5-9)  Isabelle DeTroy, of New Gloucester, a senior at Gray-New Gloucester 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 Isabelle on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 420)

Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-10)  Mike Andreasen, of North Yarmouth, coach of the Gray-New Gloucester High School Girls Basketball Team, who was named the 2017 Portland Press Herald Coach of the Year.  We extend to Mr. Andreasen our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 421)

Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

Cosponsored by Senator CARSON of Cumberland, Representative CHACE of Durham.

 

 

            (5-11)  Caleb Eickmann, of Kennebunk, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Kennebunk High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Caleb on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 424)

Presented by Representative SEAVEY of Kennebunkport.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York, Representative BABBIDGE of Kennebunk.

 

 

            (5-12)  Kyle Ryan, of Kennebunkport, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Kennebunk High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Kyle on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 425)

Presented by Representative SEAVEY of Kennebunkport.

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

 

 

            (5-13)  Tom Doak, of Wilton, Deputy Chief of Wilton Fire and Rescue, to whom the Town of Wilton has dedicated its Town Report for his 60 years of service to the fire departments in Wilton and Rangeley.  We extend to Deputy Chief Doak our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 426)

Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

 

            (5-14)  the Lubec Woman's Club, of Lubec, which is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in service to the greater Lubec area on June 3, 2017.  We extend to the members of the club and its volunteers and community supporters our congratulations on this anniversary;

 

(HLS 427)

Presented by Representative TUELL of East Machias.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington.

 

 

            (5-15)  Matthew Harris, of Eastport, a senior at Shead 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 Matthew on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 428)

Presented by Representative TUELL of East Machias.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-16)  Michael Oscar Alley, of Harrington.  Mr. Alley was self-employed as a clam and worm digger.  He enjoyed his family and his grandchildren, especially during the holidays, and always appreciated the little things in life.  He will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

 

(HLS 422)

Presented by Representative ALLEY of Beals.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington.

 

 

            (5-17)  Cory Curtis Robinson, of Beals.  Mr. Robinson worked for his grandfather at Robinson's Lobster Bait in Jonesport and enjoyed mechanics and working on motors.  Mr. Robinson will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

 

(HLS 423)

Presented by Representative ALLEY of Beals.

Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Refer to the Committee on Health and Human Services
Pursuant to Joint Order

 

            (6-1)  Representative HYMANSON for the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services on Bill "An Act To Report Limited Information to the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program Concerning Methadone"

(H.P. 1118)  (L.D. 1619)

 

            Reporting that it be REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES pursuant to Joint Order 2017, H.P. 946.

 

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Divided Report

 

            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Support Death with Dignity"

(S.P. 113)  (L.D. 347)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    CHACE of Durham
                                    HEAD of Bethel
                                    MADIGAN of Waterville
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    PERRY of Calais
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-90) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    HYMANSON of York
                                    DENNO of Cumberland
                                    HAMANN of South Portland
                                    PARKER of South Berwick

            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-90).

 

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Exempt Public Safety Buildings from Historic Preservation Restrictions"

(H.P. 821)  (L.D. 1184)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MAKER of Washington

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

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-189) 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)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    WOODSOME of York
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    BERRY of Bowdoinham
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    DeCHANT of Bath
                                    HARVELL of Farmington
                                    RILEY of Jay
                                    RYKERSON of Kittery
                                    SANBORN of Portland
                                    WADSWORTH of Hiram

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-190) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    HANLEY of Pittston
                                    O'CONNOR of Berwick

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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-192) 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)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    CHACE of Durham
                                    DENNO of Cumberland
                                    HAMANN of South Portland
                                    HEAD of Bethel
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    PERRY of Calais
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin

            Representatives:
                                    HYMANSON of York
                                    MADIGAN of Waterville
                                    PARKER of South Berwick

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-196) on Bill "An Act To Exempt Feminine Hygiene Products from Sales Tax"

(H.P. 162)  (L.D. 206)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHENETTE of York

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DOW of Lincoln
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

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

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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. 334)  (L.D. 1027) Bill "An Act Regarding the Taxation of Certain Nonprofit Organizations"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 401)  (L.D. 1180) Bill "An Act To Provide a Definition of 'Primary Residence' for Purposes of Property Tax Abatements Based on Hardship or Poverty"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 828)  (L.D. 1191) Bill "An Act To Extend to One Year the Probationary Period for Certain Municipal Employee Positions"  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 1025)  (L.D. 1486) Bill "An Act To Clarify the Status of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers under the Maine Insurance Code"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 85)  (L.D. 117) Bill "An Act To Strengthen the Farm and Open Space Tax Law"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-229)

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 95)  (L.D. 127) Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age 20, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education (EMERGENCY)  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-225)

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 206)  (L.D. 273) Bill "An Act To Add an Exception to Prescription Monitoring Program Requirements"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-203)

 

            (7-8)  (H.P. 221)  (L.D. 288) Bill "An Act To Prohibit Any Questions Regarding Criminal History on State Employment Applications"  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-242)

 

            (7-9)  (H.P. 322)  (L.D. 455) Bill "An Act Relating to the Provision of Tobacco Cessation Services by Pharmacists"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-204)

 

            (7-10)  (H.P. 721)  (L.D. 1019) Bill "An Act To Exempt Holders of Bear Hunting Permits from Archery Hunting License Requirements"  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-218)

 

            (7-11)  (H.P. 756)  (L.D. 1078) Bill "An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2017-18" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-237)

 

            (7-12)  (H.P. 833)  (L.D. 1196) Bill "An Act To Assist Seniors and Certain Persons with Disabilities in Paying Property Taxes"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-236)

 

            (7-13)  (H.P. 837)  (L.D. 1200) Bill "An Act Relating To the Licensure of Physicians and Surgeons"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-206)

 

            (7-14)  (H.P. 851)  (L.D. 1229) Bill "An Act To Ensure Life Insurance Claims Are Paid"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-241)

 

            (7-15)  (H.P. 881)  (L.D. 1269) Bill "An Act To Adjust the Timing for Recounts in Certain Municipal and Local School Elections"  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-243)

 

            (7-16)  (H.P. 890)  (L.D. 1277) Bill "An Act To Combat Human Trafficking by Requiring Prevention Training for Commercial Drivers"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-240)

 

            (7-17)  (H.P. 911)  (L.D. 1314) Resolve, To Improve Access to Neurobehavioral Services  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-202)

 

            (7-18)  (H.P. 918)  (L.D. 1324) Bill "An Act To Support Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Maine's Economic Future"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-207)

 

            (7-19)  (H.P. 928)  (L.D. 1334) Bill "An Act To Authorize the Town of Atkinson To Withdraw from School Administrative District No. 41"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-252)

 

            (7-20)  (H.P. 1031)  (L.D. 1498) Bill "An Act To Clarify the Applicability of the Records Preservation Surcharge within County Registries of Deeds"  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-244)

 

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BILLS IN THE SECOND READING

 

 

Senate as Amended

 

            (9-1)  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)
(C. "A" S-101)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Allow for the Regulation of Transportation Network Companies at Airports

(H.P. 711)  (L.D. 1010)
(C. "A" H-123)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Amend Criteria for Issuing a Certificate of Approval for Certain Projects under the Finance Authority of Maine Act

(S.P. 528)  (L.D. 1503)

 

 

            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)  Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Streamline Veterans' Licensing and Certification

(H.P. 170)  (L.D. 214)
(C. "A" H-187)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-4)  Resolve, 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

(H.P. 326)  (L.D. 459)
(C. "A" H-183)

 

 

            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)  Resolve, To Require a Review of the State Employee and Teacher Retirement Plan

(H.P. 645)  (L.D. 917)
(C. "A" H-184)

 

 

            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

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Strengthen the Maine Children's Growth Council

(S.P. 17)  (L.D. 38)
(C. "A" S-64)

 

            (10-7)  An Act To Exempt Permanently Disabled Veterans from Payment of Property Tax

(S.P. 31)  (L.D. 82)
(C. "A" S-94)

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Provide Greater Authority to the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife over the Management of Wild Turkeys

(S.P. 46)  (L.D. 98)
(C. "A" S-102)

 

            (10-9)  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)
(C. "A" H-174)

 

            (10-10)  An Act Regarding the Eviction Process

(S.P. 55)  (L.D. 136)
(C. "A" S-98)

 

            (10-11)  An Act To Make Creating a Police Standoff a Class E Crime

(H.P. 135)  (L.D. 179)
(C. "A" H-163)

 

            (10-12)  An Act To Allow Hospitals To More Efficiently Monitor the Prescribing of Controlled Substances by Amending the Laws Governing Access to Prescription Monitoring Information

(H.P. 140)  (L.D. 184)
(C. "A" H-175)

 

            (10-13)  An Act To Require Insurance Coverage for Hearing Aids

(H.P. 148)  (L.D. 192)
(C. "A" H-177)

 

            (10-14)  An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Municipality of Responsibility for General Assistance Applicants Released from a State Correctional Facility or County Jail Facility

(S.P. 67)  (L.D. 221)

 

            (10-15)  An Act To Increase Access to Head Start

(S.P. 76)  (L.D. 230)
(C. "A" S-66)

 

            (10-16)  An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System

(S.P. 136)  (L.D. 409)
(C. "A" S-99)

 

            (10-17)  An Act To Add Domestic Violence against the Victim as an Aggravating Factor in Sentencing for Murder

(S.P. 151)  (L.D. 449)
(C. "A" S-79)

 

            (10-18)  An Act Regarding Restrictions on the Purchase of Certain Animals

(S.P. 169)  (L.D. 508)
(C. "A" S-93)

 

            (10-19)  An Act To Enhance Maine's Response to Domestic Violence

(H.P. 369)  (L.D. 525)
(C. "A" H-139)

 

            (10-20)  An Act To Recognize Preexisting Land Uses

(H.P. 391)  (L.D. 549)
(C. "A" H-167)

 

            (10-21)  An Act To Provide for Timely Physical Examinations of Children Entering State Custody

(S.P. 197)  (L.D. 582)
(C. "A" S-85)

 

            (10-22)  An Act To Allow Law Enforcement Agencies and Associations To Engage Directly in Fund-raising under Certain Circumstances

(S.P. 203)  (L.D. 588)
(C. "A" S-80)

 

            (10-23)  An Act To Protect Job Applicants from Identity Theft

(H.P. 429)  (L.D. 613)
(C. "B" H-117)

 

            (10-24)  An Act To Provide Lung Cancer Screening for MaineCare Recipients

(S.P. 237)  (L.D. 720)
(C. "A" S-86)

 

            (10-25)  An Act To Improve Safety and Traffic Efficiency near School Grounds

(H.P. 565)  (L.D. 785)
(C. "A" H-159)

 

            (10-26)  An Act Regarding Court Orders for Completion of a Batterers' Intervention Program in Domestic Violence Cases

(S.P. 259)  (L.D. 814)
(C. "A" S-83)

 

            (10-27)  An Act To Protect Maine's Clean Water and Taxpayers from Mining Pollution

(S.P. 265)  (L.D. 820)
(C. "A" S-73)

 

            (10-28)  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

(S.P. 278)  (L.D. 832)
(C. "A" S-33; H. "A" H-186)

 

            (10-29)  An Act To Require the State To Maintain an Interest-bearing Account of Privately Donated Funds for Saxl Park in the City of Bangor

(H.P. 598)  (L.D. 849)
(C. "A" H-178)

 

            (10-30)  An Act To Protect a Homeowner's Equity of Redemption in a Foreclosure Action

(S.P. 280)  (L.D. 880)
(C. "A" S-96)

 

            (10-31)  An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Eligibility for Disability Retirement Benefits

(S.P. 346)  (L.D. 1044)
(C. "A" S-89)

 

            (10-32)  An Act To Increase Investment and Regulatory Stability in the Electric Industry

(H.P. 744)  (L.D. 1061)
(C. "A" H-173)

 

            (10-33)  An Act To Provide a Defense to Criminal Prosecution for Persons Reporting a Drug-related Medical Emergency

(H.P. 757)  (L.D. 1079)
(C. "A" H-164)

 

            (10-34)  An Act To Increase the Penalties for Hunting Deer over Bait

(H.P. 761)  (L.D. 1083)
(C. "A" H-148)

 

            (10-35)  An Act To Improve Public Transportation in Maine

(H.P. 871)  (L.D. 1248)
(C. "A" H-144)

 

            (10-36)  An Act To Create the Emergency Medical Services Registration Plate

(H.P. 872)  (L.D. 1249)
(C. "A" H-160)

 

            (10-37)  An Act To Modernize the Voluntary Response Action Program Funding Process

(S.P. 421)  (L.D. 1258)
(C. "A" S-76)

 

            (10-38)  An Act To Protect Children from Sex Trafficking

(S.P. 424)  (L.D. 1261)
(C. "A" S-92)

 

            (10-39)  An Act To Improve the Foreclosure Process by Regulating Mortgage Loan Servicers

(S.P. 444)  (L.D. 1292)
(C. "A" S-95)

 

            (10-40)  An Act To Repeal the Laws Governing the Mental Health Homicide, Suicide and Aggravated Assault Review Board

(S.P. 495)  (L.D. 1425)

 

            (10-41)  An Act To Protect the Public from Dangerous Buildings

(S.P. 505)  (L.D. 1459)
(C. "A" S-97)

 

            (10-42)  An Act To Make Minor Changes and Corrections to Statutes Administered by the Department of Environmental Protection

(H.P. 1012)  (L.D. 1473)

 

            (10-43)  An Act To Transfer Responsibility for Licensing of Land-based Aquaculture from the Department of Marine Resources to the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

(S.P. 527)  (L.D. 1502)

 

 

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

 

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Resolves

 

            (10-44)  Resolve, Concerning the Ownership of a Causeway on Long Lake near St. Agatha

(S.P. 25)  (L.D. 45)
(C. "A" S-88)

 

            (10-45)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Increase Reimbursement Rates for Home-based and Community-based Services

(H.P. 457)  (L.D. 643)
(C. "A" H-176)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, May 18, 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.         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.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

17.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

18.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

19.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

20.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

21.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

22.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

23.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

24.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

25.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

26.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

27.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

28.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought to Pass - Minority (5) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Reduce Youth Cancer Risk"

(S.P. 289)  (L.D. 889)

 

- In Senate, Majority OUGHT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.

TABLED - May 18, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

29.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass - Minority (6) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT on Bill "An Act To Protect Worker Wages and Benefits"

(S.P. 35)  (L.D. 86)

 

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

TABLED - May 18, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

30.       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)

 

TABLED - May 18, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - FINAL PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE June 21, 2017

 

NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry on Bill "An Act Regarding the Regulation of Rabbit Production for Local Consumption"

(H.P. 131)  (L.D. 175)

 

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

 

(2)  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 Investigations within the Department of the Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles"

(H.P. 67)  (L.D. 99)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-249)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs on Bill "An Act To Restore Full Cost-of-living Increases for All Maine State Retirees"

(H.P. 510)  (L.D. 726)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-250)  (8 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (5 members)

 

(4)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Increase the Penalty for Aggravated Sex Trafficking"

(H.P. 183)  (L.D. 250)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-220)  (8 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (4 members)

 

(5)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Recodify and Revise Certain Portions of the Maine Criminal Code"

(H.P. 280)  (L.D. 374)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-223)  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-224)  (3 members)

 

(6)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Resolve, To Address Substance Use and Addiction in County Jails

(H.P. 588)  (L.D. 839)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-219)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

(7)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Resolve, To Establish the Committee To Study the Processing of Evidence from Sexual Assault Test Kits

(H.P. 791)  (L.D. 1128)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-253)  (9 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (4 members)

 

(8)  From the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs on Bill "An Act To Amend Teacher Evaluation Requirements"

(H.P. 449)  (L.D. 633)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-197)  (11 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (2 members)

 

(9)  From the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs on Bill "An Act To Make the School Budgeting Process a Biennial Process"

(H.P. 518)  (L.D. 738)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-226)  (2 members)

 

(10)  From the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs on Resolve, To Create the Task Force To Study School Board Member Training

(H.P. 678)  (L.D. 965)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-251)  (6 members)

 

(11)  From the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs on Bill "An Act To Improve the Student Transfer Process"

(H.P. 717)  (L.D. 1015)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-198)  (10 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (3 members)

 

(12)  From the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on Bill "An Act To Protect Firefighters by Establishing a Prohibition on the Sale and Distribution of New Upholstered Furniture Containing Certain Flame-retardant Chemicals"

(H.P. 138)  (L.D. 182)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-215)  (11 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-216)  (1 member)

 

(13)  From the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on Bill "An Act To Establish the Mining Advisory Panel"

(H.P. 476)  (L.D. 685)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (12 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-228)  (1 member)

 

(14)  From the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Determination of a Wind Energy Development's Effect on the Scenic Character of Maine's Special Places"

(H.P. 629)  (L.D. 901)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-213)  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-214)  (3 members)

 

(15)  From the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on Bill "An Act To Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing To Prevent Threats to Maine's Drinking Water" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1003)  (L.D. 1453)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (11 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-212)  (2 members)

 

(16)  From the Committee on Health and Human Services on Bill "An Act To Provide MaineCare Coverage for Dental Services to Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder"

(H.P. 74)  (L.D. 106)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-245)  (10 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (3 members)

 

(17)  From the Committee on Health and Human Services on Bill "An Act To Inform Patients of the Dangers of Addicting Opioids"

(H.P. 342)  (L.D. 479)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-246)  (12 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 

(18)  From the Committee on Health and Human Services on Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Recalculate the MaineCare Reimbursement Rates for Services for Persons with Disabilities (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 546)  (L.D. 766)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-247)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

(19)  From the Committee on Health and Human Services on Bill "An Act To Improve Access to Preventive, Cost-saving Dental Services"

(H.P. 898)  (L.D. 1301)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-248)  (9 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (4 members)

 

(20)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Adjust the Formula for Calculating the Allocation of Moose Permits for Hunting Lodges"

(H.P. 592)  (L.D. 843)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-217)  (11 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 

(21)  From the Committee on Judiciary on Bill "An Act To Ensure Equity in the Awarding of Compensation for Tort Claims"

(H.P. 150)  (L.D. 194)

 

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

 

(22)  From the Committee on Judiciary on Bill "An Act Amending the So-called 'Good Samaritan' Laws"

(H.P. 151)  (L.D. 195)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass  (3 members)

 

(23)  From the Committee on Judiciary on Bill "An Act To Clarify That Petitions for Certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States Are Included within the Definition of Indigent Legal Services"

(H.P. 594)  (L.D. 845)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-205)  (9 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (4 members)

 

(24)  From the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Bill "An Act To Increase Access to Vaccinations"

(H.P. 323)  (L.D. 456)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-208)  (6 members)

 

(25)  From the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Bill "An Act To End Homelessness by Expanding Housing Support Services"

(H.P. 683)  (L.D. 970)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-209)  (10 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (3 members)

 

(26)  From the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Bill "An Act Regarding Housing Insecurity of Older Citizens"

(H.P. 707)  (L.D. 1006)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-210)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

(27)  From the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Bill "An Act To Create the Small Communities Tourism Fund"

(H.P. 903)  (L.D. 1306)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-227)  (9 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (4 members)

 

(28)  From the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Opt Not To Enforce the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code"

(H.P. 966)  (L.D. 1392)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-211)  (5 members)

 

(29)  From the Joint Select Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation on Bill "An Act To Change the Oversight Agency for Recreational Marijuana from the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations and To Allocate Funds for Implementation" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 176)  (L.D. 243)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-221)  (16 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-222)  (1 member)

 

(30)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Promote Efficiency and Accountability to Taxpayers in Personal Services Contracting"

(H.P. 520)  (L.D. 740)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-199)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

(31)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Require Maine Governmental Departments That Affect Citizen Health and Safety To Staff at Least 75 Percent of Available Positions"

(H.P. 829)  (L.D. 1192)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-200)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

(32)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Clarify Access to Landlocked Ancient and Family Burying Grounds and To Clarify the Definition of Ancient Burying Ground"

(H.P. 936)  (L.D. 1346)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (12 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-201)  (1 member)

 

(33)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Increase the Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Certain Persons Who Are at Least 75 Years of Age"

(H.P. 60)  (L.D. 73)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (12 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-230)  (1 member)

 

(34)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Exempt Diapering Products from the Sales Tax"

(H.P. 63)  (L.D. 76)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-231)  (6 members)

 

(35)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Tax the Extraction of Water for Certain Commercial Purposes and Fund Water Quality Programs"

(H.P. 356)  (L.D. 493)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-239)  (3 members)

 

(36)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Support Employees with Significant Commutes"

(H.P. 675)  (L.D. 947)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-238)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

(37)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Support Maine Families by Increasing the Dependent Care Credit"

(H.P. 807)  (L.D. 1144)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-235)  (10 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (3 members)

 

(38)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Encourage Family-friendly Businesses through a Tax Credit for Child Care"

(H.P. 914)  (L.D. 1317)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-234)  (12 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 

(39)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Extend the Veteran Property Tax Exemption to Veterans Who Have Served on Active Duty"

(H.P. 222)  (L.D. 289)

 

Report "A" reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-232)  (8 members)
Report "B" reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-233)  (4 members)
Report "C" reporting Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 

 

 

 

Robert B. Hunt
Clerk of the House