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
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
Resolves
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
COMMUNICATIONS

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

44th Legislative Day

Thursday, May 25, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Rick Stoops, First United Pentecostal Church of Augusta.

 

            National Anthem by Renee Adams, Gardiner.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Lisa Ryan, D.O., Naples.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 573)

 

 

            WHEREAS, the Downeast Correctional Facility is established in state law in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 34‑A, chapter 3, subchapter 6 for the purpose of confining and rehabilitating persons who have been duly sentenced and committed to the Department of Corrections; and

 

            WHEREAS, the current state budget establishes the Downeast Correctional Facility as a discrete program by making appropriations specific to that facility; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety voted on March 20, 2017 to recommend that the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 include funding for the Downeast Correctional Facility; and

 

            WHEREAS, because of the scarcity of available beds in the state correctional system available to house inmates, it is essential that the Downeast Correctional Facility be funded for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 in order to ensure the safety of the public; now, therefore, be it   

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs shall report out, to the Senate, a bill that provides funding for the operation of the Downeast Correctional Facility for fiscal years 2017-18 and 2018-19.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Increase the State Share of the Cost of Health Insurance for Retired Teachers" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 370)  (L.D. 526)

 

            Report "A" (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-41) in the House on April 19, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with Report "C" (2) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "B" (H-42) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-41) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Temporary Sign Usage"

(H.P. 165)  (L.D. 209)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-111) in the House on May 4, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-111) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-141) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 184)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

May 25, 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. 834         An Act To Restructure Harness Racing within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry  (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 1049       Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To Convey Certain Lands to Roosevelt Conference Center Doing Business as Eagle Lake Sporting Camps

 

Energy, Utilities and Technology

L.D. 1124       An Act To Promote the Development of Solar Energy in Maine

L.D. 1185       An Act Regarding Renewable Portfolio Standards

L.D. 1547       An Act To Establish Primary Energy Goals for the State

 

Health and Human Services

L.D. 560         An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Department of Health and Human Services

L.D. 1300       An Act To Require a Prescription for a Medication That Contains Certain Substances That May Be Used To Make Methamphetamine

L.D. 1413       Resolve, Regarding Sober Living Transitional Assistance

 

Insurance and Financial Services

L.D. 502         An Act Regarding Hospital Charges and Statements

L.D. 1164       An Act To Facilitate Small Loans in Maine

 

Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

L.D. 942         An Act To Prohibit a Prospective Employer from Asking a Prospective Hire about the Person's Compensation History until after a Job Offer Is Made

L.D. 944         An Act To Prohibit the State from Asking a Prospective Hire about the Person's Compensation History until after a Job Offer Is Made

L.D. 1402       An Act Regarding Payroll Deductions

L.D. 1467       An Act To Expand Competitive Skills Scholarships and Strengthen Maine's Workforce Development Programs

L.D. 1501       An Act To Increase Success and Promote Growth among Maine Small Businesses

 

Taxation

L.D. 291         An Act To Maintain the Income Tax Rate on Persons with Taxable Income above $200,000

L.D. 708         An Act To Use Taxes on Nonmedical Marijuana and Increase the Tax on Cigarettes To Partially Offset the 3% Income Tax Surcharge

L.D. 829         An Act To Increase the Income Tax Surcharge Threshold Imposed on Households

L.D. 851         An Act To Repeal and Subject to Referendum in 2018 the Fund To Advance Public Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education and the 3 Percent Income Tax Surcharge  (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 915         An Act To Lower Property Taxes

L.D. 1230       An Act To Allow a Local Option Sales Tax on Meals and Lodging

L.D. 1245       An Act To Ensure the Effectiveness of Tax Expenditures

L.D. 1265       An Act To Allow the Creation of a Local Option Sales Tax by Referendum

L.D. 1488       An Act To Require That Landowners with Property Enrolled in the Tree Growth Tax Program Receive Timely Notice of Changes in Valuation of That Property

L.D. 1549       An Act To Create a Tax on the Production of Electricity from Wind Resources

L.D. 1550       An Act To Tax Sugar-sweetened Beverages To Fund Programs To Provide Resources for Veterans and Others

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 185)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

May 25, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

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

 

On May 24, 2017

 

Donald A. Kleiner of Union for appointment to the Land for Maine's Future Board.

 

Pursuant to Title 5, MRSA §6204, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 430)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

May 23, 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 Education and Cultural Affairs, Liberty R. Ladd of Falmouth for appointment to the State Board of Education.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 437)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

May 24, 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 as Amended Report from the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources and Passage to be Engrossed as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-165) on Bill "An Act Regarding the Construction or Placement of Decks within the Shoreland Zone" (H.P. 291) (L.D. 400), 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 LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 36)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Henry John Bear of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians be excused May 18 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Chad Wayne Grignon of Athens be excused May 17 for health reasons.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Jeromey Rancourt, of Lewiston, a senior at Lewiston High School and a player on the hockey team, who has received the Travis Roy Award, which is given to the top senior player in Class A hockey.  We extend to Jeromey our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 297)

 

 

            (5-2)  James Boyce, of Freeman Township, who has received a Spirit of America Foundation Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the foundation presents awards to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We send our congratulations to Mr. Boyce on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 298)

 

 

            (5-3)  Heather Moody, of Kingfield, who is retiring after 17 years of service as a selectperson for the Town of Kingfield.  Ms. Moody has served the town in various capacities for over 20 years.  We extend to her our appreciation for her service and our best wishes;

 

(SLS 299)

 

 

            (5-4)  The Red Barn, a restaurant in Augusta, which has received a 2017 Restaurant Neighbor Award from the National Restaurant Association for its outstanding community service.  We extend to everyone at The Red Barn our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 453)

Presented by Representative BRADSTREET of Vassalboro.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Representative DOORE of Augusta, Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

 

 

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

 

(HLS 454)

Presented by Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York, Senator HILL of York, Representative GERRISH of Lebanon.

 

 

            (5-6)  Kendra Silvers, of North Berwick, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Noble High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Kendra on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 455)

Presented by Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York, Representative PARKER of South Berwick, Representative GERRISH of Lebanon.

 

 

            (5-7)  the Top Ten students of the 2017 graduating class of Gardiner Area High School, in Gardiner:  Sarah Elizabeth Jeanette Morgan, valedictorian; Gabrielle Eve Cooper, salutatorian; Mary A. Toman; Sierra Amber Goodridge; Hunter Cole Russell; Alison Ann Newcombe; Devon Elaine Virginia Gordon; Elijah Roy Kropp; Kallie Marie Goggin; and Julia Ann Nadeau.  We send them our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 456)

Presented by Representative GRANT of Gardiner.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-8)  Richard F. Swasey, of Wayne.  Mr. Swasey worked at Bath Iron Works as a driller before enlisting in the United States Navy and serving as a radioman during World War II.  He was awarded the Bronze Star for actions against enemy aircraft off the coast of Italy.  After the war, he worked as a game warden for 10 years and then at the Department of Environmental Protection until his retirement.  Mr. Swasey will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

 

(SLS 296)

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-112) on Bill "An Act To Create a County Jail Drug Rehabilitation and Treatment Grant Program"

(S.P. 118)  (L.D. 377)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec

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

            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-112).

 

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            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-113) on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Certain Sexual Offenses"

(S.P. 216)  (L.D. 654)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec

            Representative:
                                    GERRISH of Lebanon

            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-113).

 

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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 Require the Completion of Courses of Study in Home Economics and Industrial Arts Education Prior to Graduation from High School"

(S.P. 139)  (L.D. 412)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MAKER of Washington

            Representatives:
                                    KORNFIELD of Bangor
                                    FARNSWORTH of Portland
                                    FULLER of Lewiston
                                    GINZLER of Bridgton
                                    McCREA of Fort Fairfield
                                    PIERCE of Falmouth
                                    SAMPSON of Alfred
                                    STEWART of Presque Isle
                                    TURNER of Burlington

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-132) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

            Representative:
                                    DAUGHTRY of Brunswick

            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-132).

 

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Provide Student Loan Debt Relief to Maine Teachers"

(S.P. 442)  (L.D. 1290)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MAKER of Washington
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    KORNFIELD of Bangor
                                    FARNSWORTH of Portland
                                    FULLER of Lewiston
                                    GINZLER of Bridgton
                                    McCREA of Fort Fairfield
                                    PIERCE of Falmouth
                                    SAMPSON of Alfred
                                    STEWART of Presque Isle
                                    TURNER of Burlington

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-135) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    DAUGHTRY of Brunswick

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

 

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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Adjust the Lifetime Limit for the Receipt of TANF Benefits"

(S.P. 12)  (L.D. 33)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

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

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

 

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-126) on Bill "An Act To Support Healthy Workplaces and Healthy Families by Providing Paid Sick Leave to Certain Employees"

(S.P. 380)  (L.D. 1159)

            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 Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED.

 

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            (6-7)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-74) on Bill "An Act To Recognize Local Control Regarding Food and Water Systems"

(S.P. 242)  (L.D. 725)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DESCHAMBAULT of York

            Representatives:
                                    MARTIN of Sinclair
                                    BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland
                                    BRYANT of Windham
                                    HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach
                                    MADIGAN of Rumford
                                    SPEAR of South Thomaston

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis

            Representatives:
                                    HARRINGTON of Sanford
                                    ORDWAY of Standish
                                    PICKETT of Dixfield

            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-74) AND SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-136).

 

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            (6-8)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-133) on Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Adopt Bus Traffic Ordinances"

(S.P. 206)  (L.D. 591)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MIRAMANT of Knox
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    COLLINS of York

            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-133).

 

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            (6-9)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act Regarding the Motor Vehicle Inspection Program Requirements for New Rental Vehicles First Registered in Maine"

(S.P. 416)  (L.D. 1225)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    COLLINS of York
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MIRAMANT of Knox

            Representatives:
                                    CEBRA of Naples
                                    PARRY of Arundel
                                    SHEATS of Auburn

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

 

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            (6-10)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-137) on Bill "An Act Regarding Transfers of Liquor between Licensed Manufacturers' Facilities"

(S.P. 194)  (L.D. 579)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook
                                    COLLINS of York

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-138) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    DILLINGHAM of Oxford
                                    HANINGTON of Lincoln

            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-137).

 

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            (6-11)  Eleven Members of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS report in Report "A" Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Limit the Influence of Lobbyists by Expanding the Prohibition on Accepting Political Contributions"

(S.P. 140)  (L.D. 413)

 

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook
                                    COLLINS of York

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

            One Member of the same Committee reports in Report "B" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-77) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

 

            Representative:
                                    CASÁS of Rockport

            One Member of the same Committee reports in Report "C" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-78) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

 

            Representative:
                                    HICKMAN of Winthrop

 

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

 

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            (6-12)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act Regarding Funding for Children's Behavioral Health Day Treatment"

(H.P. 199)  (L.D. 266)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    HYMANSON of York
                                    CHACE of Durham
                                    DENNO of Cumberland
                                    HEAD of Bethel
                                    PERRY of Calais
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-259) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    HAMANN of South Portland
                                    MADIGAN of Waterville
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    PARKER of South Berwick

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            (6-13)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-260) on Bill "An Act To Close the Gap in Children's Health Care Coverage in Maine"

(H.P. 264)  (L.D. 358)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

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

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            (6-14)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Protect Children from Prenatal Drug and Alcohol Exposure"

(H.P. 1072)  (L.D. 1556)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-261) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

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

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            (6-15)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-254) on Bill "An Act To Establish the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Populations"

(H.P. 709)  (L.D. 1008)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DESCHAMBAULT of York

            Representatives:
                                    MARTIN of Sinclair
                                    BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland
                                    BRYANT of Windham
                                    HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach
                                    MADIGAN of Rumford
                                    SPEAR of South Thomaston

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis
                                    KEIM of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    HARRINGTON of Sanford
                                    ORDWAY of Standish
                                    PICKETT of Dixfield

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            (6-16)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-256) on Bill "An Act To Repeal the Laws Establishing the Cumberland County Recreation Center and To Transfer Authority to Cumberland County"

(H.P. 805)  (L.D. 1142)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis
                                    DESCHAMBAULT of York
                                    KEIM of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    MARTIN of Sinclair
                                    BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland
                                    BRYANT of Windham
                                    GRIGNON of Athens
                                    HARRINGTON of Sanford
                                    HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach
                                    MADIGAN of Rumford
                                    PICKETT of Dixfield
                                    SPEAR of South Thomaston

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    ORDWAY of Standish

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            (6-17)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-265) on Bill "An Act To Clarify the Law Allowing Certificate of Approval Holders and Manufacturers or Suppliers of Spirits To Offer Mail-in Rebates"

(H.P. 714)  (L.D. 1013)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook
                                    COLLINS of York

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    CASÁS of Rockport
                                    HICKMAN of Winthrop

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            (6-18)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-266) on Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Adjust Times of Operation for Establishments That Serve Alcohol"

(H.P. 781)  (L.D. 1107)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook
                                    COLLINS of York

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

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

 

            Signed:

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

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            (6-19)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-267) on Bill "An Act To Require the Secretary of State To Automatically Register Nonregistered Persons Who Are Qualified To Vote through Records of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles"

(H.P. 854)  (L.D. 1232)

            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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            (6-20)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-268) on RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Regarding Early Voting

(H.P. 962)  (L.D. 1383)

            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 RESOLUTION.

 

            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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            (6-21)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Require Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates To Disclose Their Federal Income Tax Returns"

(H.P. 980)  (L.D. 1422)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    COLLINS of York

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-269) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook

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

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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)  (H.P. 888)  (L.D. 1275) Bill "An Act To Amend and Remove the Need for Periodic Update of the Laws Governing the Validation of Title Defects"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 126)  (L.D. 170) Bill "An Act To Allow and Recognize a Legal Name Change upon Marriage"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-274)

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 149)  (L.D. 193) Bill "An Act To Protect Individual Retirement Accounts from Creditor Collection"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-275)

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 802)  (L.D. 1139) Bill "An Act To Clarify Certain Right-of-way Limitations"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-276)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Allow Corrections Officers To Administer Naloxone

(H.P. 238)  (L.D. 324)
(C. "A" H-191)

 

 

            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)  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

(H.P. 977)  (L.D. 1419)

 

 

            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

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Improve Attendance at Public Elementary Schools

(S.P. 44)  (L.D. 96)
(C. "A" S-28)

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Amend Principles of Reimbursement for Nursing Facilities and for Residential Care Facilities

(S.P. 178)  (L.D. 517)
(C. "A" S-91)

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Certain Nonprofit Organizations Supporting Veterans

(H.P. 562)  (L.D. 782)
(C. "A" H-193)

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Reduce Youth Cancer Risk

(S.P. 289)  (L.D. 889)

 

            (10-7)  An Act Regarding the Taxation of Certain Nonprofit Organizations

(S.P. 334)  (L.D. 1027)

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Provide a Definition of "Primary Residence" for Purposes of Property Tax Abatements Based on Hardship or Poverty

(S.P. 401)  (L.D. 1180)

 

            (10-9)  An Act Regarding the Maine Clean Election Fund

(H.P. 846)  (L.D. 1210)
(C. "A" H-185)

 

            (10-10)  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

(H.P. 870)  (L.D. 1247)
(C. "A" H-194)

 

 

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

 

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Resolves

 

            (10-11)  Resolve, Authorizing the State Tax Assessor To Convey the Interest of the State in Certain Real Estate in the Unorganized Territory

(H.P. 979)  (L.D. 1421)
(C. "A" H-195)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, MAY 25, 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.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

12.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

13.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

14.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

15.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

16.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

17.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

18.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

19.       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, VETO NOT SUSTAINED.

TABLED - May 23, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

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

 

 

 

 

 

20.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (10) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-189) - Minority (2) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-190) - 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)

 

TABLED - May 23, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE of the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report.

 

 

 

 

 

21.       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)

 

- In Senate, PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-101).

TABLED - May 23, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED.

 

 

 

 

 

22.       Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Streamline Veterans' Licensing and Certification (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 170)  (L.D. 214)
(C. "A" H-187)

 

TABLED - May 23, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

PENDING - FINAL PASSAGE. (Roll Call Ordered)

 

 

 

 

 

23.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (10) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-130) - Minority (3) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Eluding an Officer"

(S.P. 361)  (L.D. 1090)

 

- 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-130).

TABLED - May 24, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

PENDING - Motion of Representative WARREN of Hallowell to ACCEPT the Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report. (Roll Call Ordered)

 

 

 

 

 

24.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-220) - Minority (4) Ought Not to Pass - 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)

 

TABLED - May 24, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative WARREN of Hallowell.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

25.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-208) - Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT on Bill "An Act To Increase Access to Vaccinations"

(H.P. 323)  (L.D. 456)

 

TABLED - May 24, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

26.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (5) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-211) - 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)

 

TABLED - May 24, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

27.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-199) - Minority (6) Ought Not to Pass - 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)

 

TABLED - May 24, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative BRYANT of Windham.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

28.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-200) - Minority (6) Ought Not to Pass - 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)

 

TABLED - May 24, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

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

 

 

 

 

 

29.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (10) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (3) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-239) - 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)

 

TABLED - May 24, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative TIPPING of Orono.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

30.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (10) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-235) - Minority (3) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on TAXATION on Bill "An Act To Support Maine Families by Increasing the Dependent Care Credit"

(H.P. 807)  (L.D. 1144)

 

TABLED - May 24, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative TIPPING of Orono.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

31.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (12) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-234) - Minority (1) Ought Not to Pass - 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)

 

TABLED - May 24, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative TIPPING of Orono.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE June 21, 2017

 

NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs on Bill "An Act Regarding the State Retirement System"

(H.P. 657)  (L.D. 929)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-277)  (8 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (5 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology on Bill "An Act To Modernize the Renewable Portfolio Standard"

(H.P. 810)  (L.D. 1147)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-272)  (11 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (2 members)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology on Bill "An Act To Provide Maine Landlords Advance Notice of Water Disconnection Postings"

(H.P. 1038)  (L.D. 1514)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-273)  (5 members)

 

(4)  From the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services on Bill "An Act To Protect Consumers' Freedom of Choice in Auto Collision Repairs"

(H.P. 1061)  (L.D. 1540)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-278)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

(5)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING APPLICATION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES FOR CALLING A CONVENTION TO PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES TO LIMIT THE POWER OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

(H.P. 987)

 

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

 

(6)  From the Committee on Health and Human Services on Bill "An Act To Ensure Safe Drinking Water for Families in Maine"

(H.P. 321)  (L.D. 454)

 

Report "A" reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-270)  (10 members)
Report "B" reporting Ought Not to Pass  (2 members)
Report "C" reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-271)  (1 member)

 

 

 

 

Robert B. Hunt
Clerk of the House

 

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

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 572)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the Senate adjourns Thursday, May 25, 2017 it does so until Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 10:00 in the morning and when the House adjourns Thursday, May 25, it does so until Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 9:30 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 25, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 186)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

May 25, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Pursuant to my authority under House Rule 201.1 (H), I appoint Representative Erin D. Herbig of Belfast to serve as Speaker Pro Tem to convene the House on May 25, 2017.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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