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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

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

45th Legislative Day

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend James Haddix, All Souls Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Bangor.

 

            National Anthem by Monmouth Middle School 5th Graders.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Dylan McKenney, M.D., Portland.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, May 25, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 574)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that Bill, "Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 97: Private Non-Medical Institution Services, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services," H.P. 941, L.D. 1364, and all its accompanying papers, be recalled from the Governor's desk to the Senate.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Continue MaineCare Coverage for Parents during the Rehabilitation and Reunification Process"

(S.P. 153)  (L.D. 451)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-105) in the House on May 24, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Minority (6) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES was READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Increase Access to Workforce Development Programs for New Maine Residents"

(S.P. 490)  (L.D. 1412)

 

            Majority (7) REFER TO THE COMMITTEE ON LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT in the House on May 24, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Minority (6) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES was READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Require That Employees Be Informed of Potential Eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit"

(S.P. 359)  (L.D. 1088)

 

            Majority (8) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-125) in the House on May 24, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Minority (5) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT was READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Modernize Data Collection and Reporting and Information Access for the Department of Labor"

(S.P. 525)  (L.D. 1500)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT READ and ACCEPTED in the House on May 24, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Minority (6) OUGHT TO PASS Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT was READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Federal Title I Funding Is Directed to Classroom Learning"

(S.P. 448)  (L.D. 1319)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-104) in the House on May 24, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Minority (6) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS was READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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            (1-7)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Regulation of Rabbit Production for Local Consumption"

(H.P. 131)  (L.D. 175)

 

            Minority (6) OUGHT TO PASS Report of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED in the House on May 24, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority (7) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-8)  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)

 

            Majority (9) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-205) in the House on May 24, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority (4) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Exempt Diapering Products from the Sales Tax"

(H.P. 63)  (L.D. 76)

 

            Minority (6) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on TAXATION READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-231) in the House on May 24, 2017.

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Nursing Facilities To Permit Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Physician Assistants To Perform Certain Physician Tasks"

(H.P. 797)  (L.D. 1134)
(C. "A" H-258)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-258) in the House on May 24, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-258) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-144) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 191)

 

SENATE OF MAINE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

 

May 26, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

In reference to the action of the Senate on May 23, 2017 in which it Insisted and Asked for a Committee of Conference on L.D. 587, "An Act To Allow Fees To Be Charged for Wild Game Dinners" (S.P. 202) I am pleased to appoint the following as conferees on the part of the Senate:

 

Senator Thomas B. Saviello of Franklin

Senator Paul T. Davis, Sr. of Piscataquis

Senator Brownie Carson of Cumberland

 

Please contact my office if you have any questions regarding these appointments.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 190)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

May 30, 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. 599         An Act To Prevent Violence against Emergency Responders

L.D. 838         An Act To Prevent Sexual Abuse by Members of the Clergy

L.D. 1606       An Act To Remove the Reporting Requirement of the Office of Victim Services

 

Health and Human Services

L.D. 447         An Act To Coordinate Services and Support Workforce Development for Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Peer Recovery Services

L.D. 717         An Act To Protect Maine School Children from Lead and Arsenic Exposure

L.D. 1052       An Act To Allow Drug Testing Prior to Providing Welfare Benefits

 

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

L.D. 1020       An Act To Minimize Crop Damage by Deer by Amending Certain Laws Governing Hunting

 

Insurance and Financial Services

L.D. 666         An Act To Improve Access to Cost-effective Health Care Services

 

Judiciary

L.D. 64           An Act To Require Mediation within 90 Days of a Homeowner's Receipt of a Foreclosure Notice

L.D. 486         An Act To Authorize Vacating the Convictions of Members of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians Convicted under Prior Laws Governing the Possession and Use of Marijuana  (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 697         Resolve, To Establish a Commission To Study the Roles and Rights of Grandparents in Raising Their Grandchildren

L.D. 896         An Act To Promote Retention and Recruitment of Judicial Marshals and Sergeants  (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 1264       Resolve, Regarding Court Facilities in York County

L.D. 1315       An Act Regarding the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission and Directing the Commission To Address Issues To Improve the Relationship between the State and the Penobscot Nation, Passamaquoddy Tribe, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and Aroostook Band of Micmacs  (EMERGENCY)

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 439)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

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 Report "B" Ought Not to Pass from the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Bill "An Act To Promote Keeping Workers in Maine" (H.P. 350) (L.D. 487), in non-concurrence.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 440)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

May 25, 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 Veterans and Legal Affairs and Passage to be Engrossed as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-188) on Bill "An Act To Require Candidates To Be Listed as Unenrolled If Not Registered with a Recognized Party" (H.P. 408) (L.D. 568), 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 TUELL of East Machias, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 1119) (Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: DILLINGHAM of Oxford, GERRISH of Lebanon, HANINGTON of Lincoln, MAREAN of Hollis, NADEAU of Winslow, PICKETT of Dixfield, STEARNS of Guilford, Senator: MAKER of Washington)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MAY 7-13, 2017 AS NATIONAL CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES WEEK

 

            WHEREAS, correctional officers are trained law enforcement professionals dedicated to maintaining safe correctional facilities and ensuring the public safety; and

 

            WHEREAS, correctional facilities in the State are run by highly qualified and experienced individuals with a deep understanding of the challenges of the profession; and

 

            WHEREAS, correctional officers and employees are responsible for the custody, care and rehabilitation of thousands of offenders every year, as well as the maintenance of safe and secure facilities; and

 

            WHEREAS, correctional officers and employees are resourceful, capable, committed, patient and persistent professionals in criminal justice and our State; and

 

            WHEREAS, correctional officers and employees serve admirably in many different capacities, including jail administrators, wardens, chaplains, nurses, supervisors, social workers, teachers, managers and directors; and

 

            WHEREAS, correctional officers and employees teach, train, mentor, counsel and treat thousands of offenders; and

 

            WHEREAS, correctional officers and employees provide offenders with direction, hope and a new focus while assisting with reentry and life outside corrections; and

 

            WHEREAS, correctional officers and employees rise to meet any challenge and serve this honorable profession nobly and admirably; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to recognize May 7-13, 2017 as National Correctional Officers and Employees Week and commend correctional officers and employees for their service and exceptional performance under the most difficult of circumstances.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Richard Burt, of Boothbay Harbor, an architect who is retiring from nearly 30 years of work at the State House.  Mr. Burt began working at the State House in 1988, starting with minor renovations, and served as the main architect responsible for major renovations from 1998 to 2001.  We extend to Mr. Burt our appreciation for his service and for the result of his work, our restored State House;

 

(SLS 300)

 

 

            (5-2)  June Buskey, of Portland, who is celebrating her 100th Birthday on July 3, 2017.  We extend to Ms. Buskey our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 301)

 

 

            (5-3)  Virginia Todd, of Rumford, a children's librarian at the Rumford Public Library, who is retiring after 32 years of service.  We extend to Mrs. Todd our appreciation for her service and our congratulations on her retirement;

 

(SLS 302)

 

 

            (5-4)  the Scarborough High School Academic Decathlon Team, of Scarborough, which won the 2016-17 Maine State Meet.  Members of the team who competed in the state meet are David Flewelling, Allison Lafferty, Evan Kane, Ian Youth, Sam Curtis, Eric Huber, Thomas Vachon, Katherine Kenney and Raja Muthyam.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 303)

 

 

            (5-5)  the Cape Elizabeth High School Girls Swim Team, of Cape Elizabeth, which won the Class B State Championship.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 304)

 

 

            (5-6)  the Top Ten students of the 2017 graduating class of Sumner Memorial High School, in Sullivan:  Liam Flubacher, valedictorian; Noah Goldfarb, salutatorian; Margaret Perry, first honor essayist; Issiac Christiansen, second honor essayist and recipient of the Maine Principal's Award; Anna Young, Jordan Bernier; Ciera Abbott, Jesse Regal; Emma Bunker; and Rebecca Grinnan.  We send them our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 305)

 

 

            (5-7)  Keegan D. Cannell, of Greenville, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Greenville Consolidated School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Keegan on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 306)

 

 

            (5-8)  Trajdan D. MacFadyen, of Greenville, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Greenville Consolidated School.  Trajdan is also the school's recipient of a 2017 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Trajdan on his receiving these honors;

 

(SLS 307)

 

 

            (5-9)  Brianna R. Cobb, of Greenville, who has earned the distinction of being named Honorary Essayist of the 2017 graduating class of Greenville Consolidated School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Brianna on her receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 308)

 

 

            (5-10)  Dixon Rand, of Orrington, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of John Bapst Memorial High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Dixon on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 457)

Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot, Senator ROSEN of Hancock, Representative LYFORD of Eddington, Representative WARD of Dedham.

 

 

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

 

(HLS 458)

Presented by Representative HARRINGTON of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York, Representative HYMANSON of York, Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

 

 

            (5-12)  Tian Morrison, of Sanford, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Sanford High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Tian on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 459)

Presented by Representative HARRINGTON of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York, Representative HYMANSON of York, Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

 

 

            (5-13)  the Top Ten students of the 2017 graduating class of Leavitt Area High School, in Turner:  Shelby Cronkhite, valedictorian; Allie Nutting, salutatorian; Tanner Binette; David Buckley; Brooke Laliberte; Noah Lind; Molly McCormick; Ashley Morin; Noah Pierce; and Danielle Teacutter.  We send them our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 460)

Presented by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-14)  Michelle Desjardins, of Wells, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Wells High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Michelle on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 461)

Presented by Representative FOLEY of Wells.

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

 

 

            (5-15)  Madison Morin, of Wells, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Wells High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Madison on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 462)

Presented by Representative FOLEY of Wells.

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

 

 

            (5-16)  Yvonne Greenough Rogers, of Penobscot, who has earned the distinction of being named First Honor Essayist of the 2017 graduating class of George Stevens Academy.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Yvonne on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 466)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-17)  Alexander Wheeler Taylor-Lash, of Orland, who has earned the distinction of being named Second Honor Essayist of the 2017 graduating class of George Stevens Academy.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Alexander on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 467)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-18)  Yoo Hyun "Joey" Kim, of the Philippines, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Lee Academy.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Joey on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 468)

Presented by Representative TURNER of Burlington.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-19)  Howard Francis, of Lee, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Lee Academy.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Howard on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 469)

Presented by Representative TURNER of Burlington.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-20)  Ashton Embelton, of Easton, who is a recipient of a 2017 Real Heroes Award from the American Red Cross of Maine for her successful efforts in raising funds for and delivering food to food pantries.  We congratulate Ashton on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 470)

Presented by Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-21)  WAGM-TV, of Presque Isle, which is a recipient of a 2017 Community Spirit Award from the American Red Cross of Maine for its work helping homeless veterans in Aroostook County.  We congratulate everyone at WAGM-TV on the station's receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 471)

Presented by Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

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

 

 

            (5-22)  Bennet Theriault, of Fort Kent, who is a recipient of a 2017 Real Heroes Award from the American Red Cross of Maine for helping a friend trapped in a car after an accident.  We congratulate Bennet on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 472)

Presented by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-23)  the Poland Trails Committee, of Poland, which 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 the Poland Trails Committee on its receiving this award;

 

(HLS 473)

Presented by Representative FAY of Raymond.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin, Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

 

 

            (5-24)  Union Farm Equipment, in Union, which has been named Business of the Year by the Union Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to everyone at Union Farm Equipment our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 475)

Presented by Representative SUTTON of Warren.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox, Representative SIMMONS of Waldoboro.

 

 

            (5-25)  Iris Eichenlaub, of Hope, a teacher at Camden Hills Regional High School, who has been named the Knox County Teacher of the Year.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ms. Eichenlaub on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 476)

Presented by Representative SUTTON of Warren.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

 

            (5-26)  Josie Harper, of Maxfield, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Penobscot Valley High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Josie on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 477)

Presented by Representative HANINGTON of Lincoln.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-27)  Aaron Thibodeau, of West Enfield, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Penobscot Valley High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Aaron on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 478)

Presented by Representative HANINGTON of Lincoln.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-28)  Donald L. Tuttle, of Augusta, a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps.  Mr. Tuttle worked for Hudson Pulp and Paper Company and several construction companies and was an avid writer of prose and poetry.  During World War II, he served in southern Europe as the tail gunner of a B-24 Liberator with the 716th Squadron, 449th Bombing Group in the 15th Army Air Force.  He flew 50 missions, survived being wounded and shot down, and was awarded the Purple Heart, 4 Air Medals and the Good Conduct Medal, among other medals and honors.  Later in life, Mr. Tuttle was awarded the State of Maine Silver Star, a Gold Star by the Greek Air Force and a medal for bravery by the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom and was received as a Chevalier into France's National Order of the Legion of Honour.  He was a member of the Caterpillar Club and the 449th Bomb Group Association and a life member of both the Disabled American Veterans and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.  Mr. Tuttle will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

 

(HLS 463)

Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Representative BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, Representative DOORE of Augusta.

 

 

            (5-29)  Carol A. Foss, of Orland.  Ms. Foss raised her family and then graduated from the University of Maine and worked as a caseworker at Bangor Mental Health until her retirement.  She will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends;

 

(HLS 464)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-30)  W. Earl Chandler, of Orland.  Mr. Chandler was the owner of Chandler's Cabinet Shop and built cabinets, furniture, boats and houses.  Mr. Chandler will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

 

(HLS 465)

Presented by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-31)  Tom Ford, of Hope, a longtime youth sports coach and community leader.  Mr. Ford worked for the Town of Rockport for 13 years as a code enforcement officer and town planner.  He often moderated the annual Hope town meeting and special meetings and helped the town with code enforcement in the summer of 2016.  He coached basketball at Hope Elementary School for decades as well as youth baseball and soccer.  Mr. Ford will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends and all those whose lives he touched;

 

(HLS 474)

Presented by Representative SUTTON of Warren.

Cosponsored by Senator MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Allow Cash Qualifying Contributions under the Maine Clean Election Act"

(S.P. 200)  (L.D. 585)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    COLLINS of York

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-140) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook

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

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

 

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            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-139) on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Political Party Representation of Election Clerks"

(S.P. 258)  (L.D. 813)

            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

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

 

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-277) on Bill "An Act Regarding the State Retirement System"

(H.P. 657)  (L.D. 929)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BREEN of Cumberland
                                    KATZ of Kennebec

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

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

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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 Create Education Savings Accounts for Students with Special Needs"

(H.P. 795)  (L.D. 1132)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MAKER of Washington
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-284) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

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

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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-304) on Bill "An Act To Increase State Funding to Maine Public Charter Schools"

(H.P. 842)  (L.D. 1206)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    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 as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-305) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MAKER of Washington

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

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Ensure That Charter School Students Have Access to Extracurricular Activities"

(H.P. 850)  (L.D. 1228)

            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 as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-285) 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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            (6-7)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-272) on Bill "An Act To Modernize the Renewable Portfolio Standard"

(H.P. 810)  (L.D. 1147)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    WOODSOME of York
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot
                                    DION of Cumberland

            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 Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    HANLEY of Pittston
                                    O'CONNOR of Berwick

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            (6-8)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Provide Maine Landlords Advance Notice of Water Disconnection Postings"

(H.P. 1038)  (L.D. 1514)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    WOODSOME of York

            Representatives:
                                    BERRY of Bowdoinham
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    DeCHANT of Bath
                                    RILEY of Jay
                                    RYKERSON of Kittery
                                    SANBORN of Portland

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-273) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    HANLEY of Pittston
                                    HARVELL of Farmington
                                    O'CONNOR of Berwick
                                    WADSWORTH of Hiram

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            (6-9)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Create a Pilot Project To Reduce Substance Use Disorders among Youth in Piscataquis County To Be Used as a Model for All Maine Communities"

(H.P. 102)  (L.D. 144)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    HYMANSON of York
                                    CHACE of Durham
                                    HAMANN of South Portland
                                    HEAD of Bethel
                                    MADIGAN of Waterville
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    PARKER of South Berwick
                                    PERRY of Calais
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-299) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

            Representative:
                                    DENNO of Cumberland

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            (6-10)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Prioritize Access by Maine's Most Vulnerable Citizens to Welfare Resources"

(H.P. 343)  (L.D. 480)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-302) 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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            (6-11)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Provide MaineCare Coverage for Music Therapy"

(H.P. 479)  (L.D. 688)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    HYMANSON of York
                                    CHACE of Durham
                                    DENNO of Cumberland
                                    HEAD of Bethel
                                    MADIGAN of Waterville
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    PARKER of South Berwick
                                    PERRY of Calais
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-297) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

            Representative:
                                    HAMANN of South Portland

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            (6-12)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-296) on Bill "An Act To Adequately Pay for Emergency Medical Services"

(H.P. 699)  (L.D. 998)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    HYMANSON of York
                                    CHACE of Durham
                                    DENNO of Cumberland
                                    HAMANN of South Portland
                                    HEAD of Bethel
                                    MADIGAN of Waterville
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    PARKER of South Berwick
                                    PERRY of Calais
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

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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-293) on Bill "An Act To Reduce Morbidity and Mortality Related to Opioid Misuse"

(H.P. 920)  (L.D. 1326)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    HYMANSON of York
                                    CHACE of Durham
                                    DENNO of Cumberland
                                    HAMANN of South Portland
                                    HEAD of Bethel
                                    MADIGAN of Waterville
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    PARKER of South Berwick
                                    PERRY of Calais

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-294) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representative:
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea

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            (6-14)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-312) on Bill "An Act To Expand Opportunities for Moose Permit Winners To Swap Their Permits"

(H.P. 446)  (L.D. 630)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    WOODSOME of York

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-313) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    THERIAULT of China

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            (6-15)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass on Resolve, To Recognize and Provide for the Right of Members of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians To Hunt Moose throughout Aroostook County

(H.P. 448)  (L.D. 632)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook
                                    WOODSOME of York

            Representatives:
                                    DUCHESNE of Hudson
                                    MASON of Lisbon
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    REED of Carmel
                                    STEARNS of Guilford
                                    THERIAULT of China
                                    WOOD of Greene

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-310) on same Resolve.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    ALLEY of Beals
                                    HARLOW of Portland

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            (6-16)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Create a Local Option for a Sunday Exception Allowing Deer Hunting with Rifles"

(H.P. 485)  (L.D. 694)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    WOODSOME of York

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-311) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    THERIAULT of China
                                    WOOD of Greene

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            (6-17)  Majority Report of the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-278) on Bill "An Act To Protect Consumers' Freedom of Choice in Auto Collision Repairs"

(H.P. 1061)  (L.D. 1540)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CARSON of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset
                                    DOW of Lincoln

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

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            (6-18)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Ensure Compliance with Federal Immigration Law by State and Local Government Entities"

(H.P. 272)  (L.D. 366)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HILL of York

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-289) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    KEIM of Oxford
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset

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

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            (6-19)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Protect Rights and Privileges Granted under the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Maine"

(H.P. 631)  (L.D. 903)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HILL of York

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    KEIM of Oxford
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset

            Representatives:
                                    BRADSTREET of Vassalboro
                                    GUERIN of Glenburn
                                    JOHANSEN of Monticello

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            (6-20)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Protect Condominium Owners in the Event of a Power Outage"

(H.P. 740)  (L.D. 1057)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    KEIM of Oxford
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-291) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HILL of York

            Representative:
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell

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            (6-21)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass on Bill "An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee Concerning Advance Payment of Costs for Public Records Requests"

(H.P. 986)  (L.D. 1432)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    KEIM of Oxford
                                    HILL of York
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset

            Representatives:
                                    MOONEN of Portland
                                    BAILEY of Saco
                                    BRADSTREET of Vassalboro
                                    CARDONE of Bangor
                                    GUERIN of Glenburn
                                    JOHANSEN of Monticello
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell
                                    RECKITT of South Portland
                                    SHERMAN of Hodgdon

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-290) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    BABBIDGE of Kennebunk

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            (6-22)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Ensure Transparency in Public Union Negotiations"

(H.P. 552)  (L.D. 772)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VOLK of Cumberland
                                    BELLOWS of Kennebec
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-306) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    AUSTIN of Gray
                                    LOCKMAN of Amherst
                                    STETKIS of Canaan

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            (6-23)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act Requiring a Dynamic Fiscal Analysis of Changes to Visual Media Production Tax Credits and Reimbursements" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 656)  (L.D. 928)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DOW of Lincoln
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    TIPPING of Orono
                                    BICKFORD of Auburn
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    HILLIARD of Belgrade
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell
                                    STANLEY of Medway
                                    WARD of Dedham

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-281) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHENETTE of York

            Representatives:
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    POULIOT of Augusta
                                    TERRY of Gorham

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            (6-24)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Amend the Property Tax Laws"

(H.P. 1045)  (L.D. 1521)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DOW of Lincoln
                                    CHENETTE of York
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-280) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    BICKFORD of Auburn
                                    HILLIARD of Belgrade
                                    POULIOT of Augusta

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            (6-25)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-279) on Bill "An Act To Authorize a Local Option Sales Tax"

(H.P. 1046)  (L.D. 1522)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHENETTE of York

            Representatives:
                                    TIPPING of Orono
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell
                                    POULIOT of Augusta
                                    TERRY of Gorham
                                    WARD of Dedham

            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
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    HILLIARD of Belgrade
                                    STANLEY of Medway

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            (6-26)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Establish New Monetary Caps for Legislative Candidates under the Maine Clean Election Act"

(H.P. 94)  (L.D. 126)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-303) 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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            (6-27)  Ten Members of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES report in Report "A" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-270) on Bill "An Act To Ensure Safe Drinking Water for Families in Maine"

(H.P. 321)  (L.D. 454)

 

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    HYMANSON of York
                                    CHACE of Durham
                                    DENNO of Cumberland
                                    HAMANN of South Portland
                                    HEAD of Bethel
                                    MADIGAN of Waterville
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    PERRY of Calais

            Two Members of the same Committee report in Report "B" Ought Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representative:
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea

            One Member of the same Committee reports in Report "C" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-271) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

 

            Representative:
                                    PARKER of South Berwick

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            (6-28)  Seven Members of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES report in Report "A" Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Repeal the Maine Certificate of Need Act of 2002"

(H.P. 345)  (L.D. 482)

 

 

            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

            Five Members of the same Committee report in Report "B" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-300) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

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

            One Member of the same Committee reports in Report "C" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-301) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin

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            (6-29)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass 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)

 

 

            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 to Pass on same Joint Resolution.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis
                                    KEIM of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    GRIGNON of Athens
                                    HARRINGTON of Sanford
                                    ORDWAY of Standish
                                    PICKETT of Dixfield

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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. 168)  (L.D. 507) Bill "An Act To Establish Regional School Leadership Academies"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 414)  (L.D. 1223) Bill "An Act To Facilitate the Continued Operation of the Department of Corrections Intensive Mental Health Unit" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 223)  (L.D. 290) Bill "An Act To Phase Out the Insurance Premium Tax on Annuities"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-282)

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 250)  (L.D. 336) Bill "An Act To Amend the Requirements of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-298)

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 427)  (L.D. 611) Bill "An Act To Amend Certain Laws Affecting the Judicial Branch"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-292)

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 536)  (L.D. 756) Bill "An Act To Clarify the Authority of an Affiliate of a Utility To Own Power Generation outside of the Utility's Territory"  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-314)

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 547)  (L.D. 767) Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Feeding of Deer from August 15th to December 15th"  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-308)

 

            (7-8)  (H.P. 618)  (L.D. 869) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Tagging of Harvested Animals To Reflect the Closure of Tagging Stations Due to Holidays and Other Legitimate Reasons"  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-309)

 

            (7-9)  (H.P. 701)  (L.D. 1000) Resolve, To Increase Access to Brain Injury Waiver Services  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-295)

 

            (7-10)  (H.P. 778)  (L.D. 1104) Bill "An Act To Exempt School Resource Officers from Department of Education Background Check and Fingerprinting Requirements"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-283)

 

            (7-11)  (H.P. 993)  (L.D. 1438) Bill "An Act To Improve the Aquaculture Leasing and Licensing Laws"  Committee on MARINE RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-287)

 

            (7-12)  (H.P. 1044)  (L.D. 1520) Bill "An Act To Create an Aquaculture License"  Committee on MARINE RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-288)

 

            (7-13)  (H.P. 1096)  (L.D. 1592) Bill "An Act To Remove Barriers to Professional Licensing for Veterans"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-307)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Amend the Marijuana Legalization Act to Provide Licensing, Rulemaking and Regulatory and Enforcement Authority within the Department of Administrative and Financial Services; Assign Rulemaking, Regulatory and Enforcement Authority Related to Agricultural Purposes to the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; and Allocate Funds for Implementation

(H.P. 176)  (L.D. 243)
(C. "A" H-221)

 

 

            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 Recodify and Revise Certain Portions of the Maine Criminal Code

(H.P. 280)  (L.D. 374)
(C. "A" H-223)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Remove the Cap on an Increase in the State Share of the Cost of Health Insurance for Retired Teachers

(H.P. 370)  (L.D. 526)
(S. "A" S-41 to C. "B" H-42)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2017-18

(H.P. 756)  (L.D. 1078)
(C. "A" H-237)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Super Cribbage Tournaments

(H.P. 877)  (L.D. 1254)
(C. "A" H-262)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Reduce Regulations for Small Nonalcoholic Beverage Producers

(S.P. 487)  (L.D. 1409)
(C. "A" S-110)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-7)  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

(H.P. 95)  (L.D. 127)
(C. "A" H-225)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-8)  Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Recalculate the MaineCare Reimbursement Rates for Services for Persons with Disabilities

(H.P. 546)  (L.D. 766)
(C. "A" H-247)

 

 

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

 

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Acts

 

            (10-9)  An Act To Provide Funding for a Therapeutic Adult Day Service Center

(H.P. 46)  (L.D. 59)
(C. "A" H-168)

 

            (10-10)  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)
(C. "A" H-249)

 

            (10-11)  An Act To Provide MaineCare Coverage for Dental Services to Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorder

(H.P. 74)  (L.D. 106)
(C. "A" H-245)

 

            (10-12)  An Act To Strengthen the Farm and Open Space Tax Law

(H.P. 85)  (L.D. 117)
(C. "A" H-229)

 

            (10-13)  An Act To Strengthen Intragovernment Communication

(H.P. 110)  (L.D. 152)
(C. "A" H-180)

 

            (10-14)  An Act To Establish a Pilot Project for Medicaid Reimbursement for Acupuncture Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders

(H.P. 141)  (L.D. 185)
(C. "A" H-192)

 

            (10-15)  An Act To Exempt Feminine Hygiene Products from Sales Tax

(H.P. 162)  (L.D. 206)
(C. "A" H-196)

 

            (10-16)  An Act To Add an Exception to Prescription Monitoring Program Requirements

(H.P. 206)  (L.D. 273)
(C. "A" H-203)

 

            (10-17)  An Act To Fully Fund the Waiting List for the Home and Community Benefits for Members with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder Waiver

(H.P. 237)  (L.D. 323)
(C. "A" H-257)

 

            (10-18)  An Act To Make Abuse of Corpse a Class C Crime

(S.P. 112)  (L.D. 346)
(C. "A" S-111)

 

            (10-19)  An Act Relating to the Provision of Nicotine Replacement Products by Pharmacists

(H.P. 322)  (L.D. 455)
(C. "A" H-204)

 

            (10-20)  An Act To Inform Patients of the Dangers of Addicting Opioids

(H.P. 342)  (L.D. 479)
(C. "A" H-246)

 

            (10-21)  An Act To Increase the Maximum Pension Deduction for State Income Tax

(S.P. 174)  (L.D. 513)
(C. "B" S-119)

 

            (10-22)  An Act Regarding Transfers of Liquor between Licensed Manufacturers' Facilities

(S.P. 194)  (L.D. 579)
(C. "A" S-137)

 

            (10-23)  An Act To Amend Teacher Evaluation Requirements

(H.P. 449)  (L.D. 633)
(C. "A" H-197)

 

            (10-24)  An Act To Amend the Maine Guaranteed Access Reinsurance Association Act

(S.P. 221)  (L.D. 659)
(C. "A" S-123)

 

            (10-25)  An Act To Mandate the Reporting of a Planned Act of Terrorism by a Person with Knowledge of That Plan

(S.P. 238)  (L.D. 721)
(C. "A" S-114)

 

            (10-26)  An Act To Restore Full Cost-of-living Increases for All Maine State Retirees

(H.P. 510)  (L.D. 726)
(C. "A" H-250)

 

            (10-27)  An Act Regarding Guardianships

(S.P. 252)  (L.D. 807)

 

            (10-28)  An Act To Adjust the Formula for Calculating the Allocation of Moose Permits for Hunting Lodges

(H.P. 592)  (L.D. 843)
(C. "A" H-217)

 

            (10-29)  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)
(C. "A" H-213)

 

            (10-30)  An Act To Ensure Access to Opiate Addiction Treatment in Maine

(S.P. 307)  (L.D. 952)
(C. "A" S-106)

 

            (10-31)  An Act To End Homelessness by Expanding Housing Support Services

(H.P. 683)  (L.D. 970)
(C. "A" H-209)

 

            (10-32)  An Act To Increase Efficiency in the Enforcement of Restitution and Bail Orders

(S.P. 322)  (L.D. 983)
(C. "A" S-115)

 

            (10-33)  An Act Regarding Housing Insecurity of Older Citizens

(H.P. 707)  (L.D. 1006)
(C. "A" H-210)

 

            (10-34)  An Act To Establish a 6-day Nonresident Archery License

(H.P. 721)  (L.D. 1019)
(C. "A" H-218)

 

            (10-35)  An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Dealers in Secondhand Precious Metals

(S.P. 354)  (L.D. 1072)
(C. "A" S-129)

 

            (10-36)  An Act Regarding Anesthesia Care in Rural Maine

(S.P. 387)  (L.D. 1166)
(C. "A" S-108)

 

            (10-37)  An Act To Extend to One Year the Probationary Period for Certain Municipal Employee Positions

(H.P. 828)  (L.D. 1191)

 

            (10-38)  An Act To Assist Seniors and Certain Persons with Disabilities in Paying Property Taxes

(H.P. 833)  (L.D. 1196)
(C. "A" H-236)

 

            (10-39)  An Act Relating to the Licensure of Physicians

(H.P. 837)  (L.D. 1200)
(C. "A" H-206)

 

            (10-40)  An Act To Repeal the Former Interstate Compact for Juveniles

(S.P. 411)  (L.D. 1220)

 

            (10-41)  An Act To Clarify and Amend Certain Provisions of Law Regarding Victim Services

(S.P. 412)  (L.D. 1221)
(C. "A" S-116)

 

            (10-42)  An Act To Ensure Life Insurance Claims Are Paid

(H.P. 851)  (L.D. 1229)
(C. "A" H-241)

 

            (10-43)  An Act To Require Insurance Coverage for Contraceptive Supplies

(H.P. 860)  (L.D. 1237)
(C. "A" H-179)

 

            (10-44)  An Act To Adjust the Procedure for Recounts in Certain Municipal Elections

(H.P. 881)  (L.D. 1269)
(C. "A" H-243)

 

            (10-45)  An Act To Require the Secretary of State To Inform Commercial Drivers about Human Trafficking Prevention

(H.P. 890)  (L.D. 1277)
(C. "A" H-240)

 

            (10-46)  An Act To Amend the Military Bureau Laws and Veterans Service Laws

(H.P. 891)  (L.D. 1278)
(C. "A" H-263)

 

            (10-47)  An Act To Strengthen Efforts To Recruit and Retain Primary Care Professionals and Dentists in Rural and Underserved Areas of the State

(S.P. 439)  (L.D. 1287)
(C. "A" S-121)

 

            (10-48)  An Act To Allow Voluntary Payments in Lieu of Taxes in the Unorganized Territory

(S.P. 441)  (L.D. 1289)
(C. "A" S-122)

 

            (10-49)  An Act To Improve Access to Preventive, Cost-saving Dental Services

(H.P. 898)  (L.D. 1301)
(C. "A" H-248)

 

            (10-50)  An Act To Promote Social and Emotional Learning and Development in Early Childhood

(S.P. 450)  (L.D. 1321)
(C. "A" S-128)

 

            (10-51)  An Act To Support Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Maine's Economic Future

(H.P. 918)  (L.D. 1324)
(C. "A" H-207)

 

            (10-52)  An Act To Authorize the Town of Atkinson To Withdraw from School Administrative District No. 41

(H.P. 928)  (L.D. 1334)
(C. "A" H-252)

 

            (10-53)  An Act To Conform the State Workforce Board and Workforce Development Programs to the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

(S.P. 468)  (L.D. 1360)

 

            (10-54)  An Act To Update the Operations of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services and To Conform to the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014

(S.P. 470)  (L.D. 1362)

 

            (10-55)  An Act Governing Direct Primary Care Service Agreements

(S.P. 472)  (L.D. 1385)
(C. "A" S-127)

 

            (10-56)  An Act To Support Maine Military Charities

(H.P. 1001)  (L.D. 1449)
(C. "A" H-264)

 

            (10-57)  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

(H.P. 1025)  (L.D. 1486)

 

            (10-58)  An Act To Clarify the Applicability of the Records Preservation Surcharge within County Registries of Deeds

(H.P. 1031)  (L.D. 1498)
(C. "A" H-244)

 

            (10-59)  An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Unemployment Compensation

(S.P. 536)  (L.D. 1530)

 

 

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

 

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Resolves

 

            (10-60)  Resolve, To Establish the York County Jail Drug Detoxification and Rehabilitation Pilot Program

(S.P. 118)  (L.D. 377)
(C. "A" S-112)

 

            (10-61)  Resolve, To Direct the Development of After-school Programs

(S.P. 139)  (L.D. 412)
(C. "A" S-132)

 

            (10-62)  Resolve, To Establish the Committee To Study the State's Response to the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth

(S.P. 173)  (L.D. 512)
(C. "A" S-131)

 

            (10-63)  Resolve, To Study the Student Transfer Process

(H.P. 717)  (L.D. 1015)
(C. "A" H-198)

 

            (10-64)  Resolve, To Alleviate Hunger in Rural Maine in Areas of High Unemployment

(S.P. 352)  (L.D. 1070)
(C. "A" S-107)

 

            (10-65)  Resolve, To Establish the Committee To Study the Processing of Evidence from Sexual Assault Test Kits

(H.P. 791)  (L.D. 1128)
(C. "A" H-253)

 

            (10-66)  Resolve, To Increase the Affordability of Safe Drinking Water for Maine Families

(S.P. 426)  (L.D. 1263)
(C. "A" S-109)

 

            (10-67)  Resolve, To Improve Access to Neurobehavioral Services

(H.P. 911)  (L.D. 1314)
(C. "A" H-202)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, May 25, 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.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

12.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

13.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

14.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

15.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

16.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

17.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

18.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

19.       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)

 

 

 

 

 

20.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

21.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

22.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

23.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

24.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

25.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

26.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

27.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

28.       Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Temporary Sign Usage"

(H.P. 165)  (L.D. 209)

 

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

- In 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.

TABLED - May 25, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

29.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (11) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-113) - Minority (2) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Certain Sexual Offenses"

(S.P. 216)  (L.D. 654)

 

- 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-113).

TABLED - May 25, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

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

 

 

 

 

 

30.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-103) - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Adjust the Lifetime Limit for the Receipt of TANF Benefits"

(S.P. 12)  (L.D. 33)

 

- In Senate, Majority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED.

TABLED - May 25, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

31.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-126) - Minority (6) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 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)

 

- In Senate, Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED.

TABLED - May 25, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

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

 

 

 

 

 

32.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-74) - Minority (4) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT on Bill "An Act To Recognize Local Control Regarding Food and Water Systems"

(S.P. 242)  (L.D. 725)

 

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

TABLED - May 25, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative BRYANT of Windham.

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

 

 

 

 

 

33.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (12) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-133) - Minority (1) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on TRANSPORTATION on Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Adopt Bus Traffic Ordinances"

(S.P. 206)  (L.D. 591)

 

- 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-133).

TABLED - May 25, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GRANT of Gardiner.

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

 

 

 

 

 

34.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (9) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (4) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-134) - Committee on TRANSPORTATION 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)

 

- In Senate, Majority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED.

TABLED - May 25, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GRANT of Gardiner.

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

 

 

 

 

 

35.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-260) - Minority (6) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Close the Gap in Children's Health Care Coverage in Maine"

(H.P. 264)  (L.D. 358)

 

TABLED - May 25, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

36.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (5) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-261) - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Protect Children from Prenatal Drug and Alcohol Exposure"

(H.P. 1072)  (L.D. 1556)

 

TABLED - May 25, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

37.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-254) - Minority (5) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT on Bill "An Act To Establish the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Populations"

(H.P. 709)  (L.D. 1008)

 

TABLED - May 25, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative BRYANT of Windham.

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

 

 

 

 

 

38.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-266) - Minority (5) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Adjust Times of Operation for Establishments That Serve Alcohol"

(H.P. 781)  (L.D. 1107)

 

TABLED - May 25, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

39.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-268) - Minority (6) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Regarding Early Voting

(H.P. 962)  (L.D. 1383)

 

TABLED - May 25, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

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

 

 

 

 

 

40.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-269) - Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Require Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates To Disclose Their Federal Income Tax Returns"

(H.P. 980)  (L.D. 1422)

 

TABLED - May 25, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

41.       An Act To Allow Corrections Officers To Administer Naloxone (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 238)  (L.D. 324)
(C. "A" H-191)

 

TABLED - May 25, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

42.       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)

 

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

TABLED - May 25, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative BATTLE of South Portland.

PENDING - ADOPTION OF HOUSE AMENDMENT "A" (H-286) to COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-101). (Roll Call Ordered)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE June 21, 2017