Table of Contents

House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
COMMUNICATIONS
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 4
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 5
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 6
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day

 


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The House Calendar

The Advance Journal and Calendar of the House of Representatives

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

46th Legislative Day

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Leo R. Locke, Jr., East Wilton Union Church.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Alan Bean, M.D., Harrison.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Require the Secretary of State To Automatically Register Nonregistered Persons Who Are Qualified To Vote through Records of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles"

(H.P. 854)  (L.D. 1232)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-267) in the House on May 25, 2017.

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-2)  An Act To Allow for the Regulation of Transportation Network Companies at Airports (EMERGENCY)

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

 

            FAILED of PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED in the House on May 23, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-123) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-145) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 192)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

May 26, 2017

 

The 128th Legislature of the State of Maine

State House

Augusta, Maine

 

Dear Honorable Members of the 128th Legislature:

 

Under the authority vested in me by Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, I am hereby vetoing LD 488, "An Act to Provide for Municipalities to Allow Grocery Stores up to 10,000 Square Feet to Open on Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas."

 

Either Maine is open for business or it's not.  If members of the Legislature were sincerely interested in removing unnecessary red tape and delivering real, meaningful reform to Maine's business community, they would stop granting piecemeal carve-outs to Maine's antiquated blue laws.  Instead of passing LD 488 as amended, lawmakers should instead support allowing all Maine businesses the opportunity to decide whether to be open when and how they see fit based on market demand.

 

This bill perpetuates the picking of winners and losers in our economy.  We need to pass real reform and stop nibbling around the edges of what most of us view as unnecessary obstacles to a free market system.  LD 488 passes the buck to municipalities to allow grocery stores with no more than 10,000 square feet of selling space to open on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  While I absolutely support the ability of these businesses to be open on these three days, I also support the ability of other non-exempt businesses to be open when they deem it appropriate as well. 

 

For this reason, I return LD 488 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it and allow all businesses an equal opportunity on these three days.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying item An Act To Provide for Municipalities To Allow Grocery Stores up to 10,000 Square Feet To Open on Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas

(H.P. 351)  (L.D. 488)

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 193)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-4)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

May 26, 2017

 

The 128th Legislature of the State of Maine

State House

Augusta, Maine

 

Dear Honorable Members of the 128th Legislature:

 

Under the authority vested in me by Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, I am hereby vetoing LD 1023, "An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Baling Twine."

 

Generally speaking, a good tax code is based on a broad base and low rates.  Maine already has one of the lowest sales tax rates in the country and has one of the narrowest tax bases.  Introducing new exemptions, however well intentioned, has the effect of reducing our existing base and shifting the sales tax burden to other taxpayers.  For years now, I have been arguing that the State should move from a reliance on income taxes to consumption taxes.  New exemptions in sales tax do not support this necessary shift, and therefore I cannot support it.

 

As you know, the Legislature is currently considering a comprehensive budget proposal that addresses the sales tax.  With budget negotiations currently underway, I do not believe it would be appropriate for the state to enact a new, targeted sales tax exemption.  I hope and expect that when the next biennial budget arrives on my desk, the Legislature will have acted comprehensively to address the future of the sales tax and reduce the oppressive burden that Maine's income tax places on families and businesses in Maine.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1023 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-4)  The accompanying item An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Baling Twine

(H.P. 725)  (L.D. 1023)

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 194)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

May 31, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development has approved the request by the sponsor, Senator Jackson of Aroostook, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 1621       An Act To Retain Jobs in Maine

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

 

 

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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 196)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

May 31, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

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

 

On May 30, 2017

 

Eric P. Ward of Greenville Jct. for appointment to the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund Board.

Pursuant to Title 12, MRSA §10308, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

 

Matthew A. Anderson of Hampden

Thomas E. Bolen of Albion

John B. Herweh of Presque Isle for appointment to the Board of Trustees, Maine School of Science and Mathematics.

Pursuant to Title 20-A, MRSA §8204, these appointments are contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 460)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

May 30, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

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

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs,

 

·        Anna M. Perna of Holden for appointment to the School Board of the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf;

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources,

 

·        Alvin K. Ahlers of North Yarmouth for reappointment to the Board of Environmental Protection;

 

·        the Honorable James W. Parker of Veazie for reappointment to the Board of Environmental Protection.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 1120) (Cosponsored by Senator MAKER of Washington and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, BATTLE of South Portland, BLUME of York, HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor, SIMMONS of Waldoboro, SUTTON of Warren, TUELL of East Machias, Senator: VITELLI of Sagadahoc) (Approved for introduction by a majority of the Legislative Council pursuant to Joint Rule 214)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO NEGOTIATE TRADE AGREEMENTS WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION TO KEEP MAINE AND DOMESTIC LOBSTER AND SEAFOOD PRODUCTS COMPETITIVE WITH CANADIAN LOBSTER AND SEAFOOD PRODUCTS

 

            WE, your Memorialists, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Legislature of the State of Maine now assembled in the First Regular Session, most respectfully present and petition the United States Congress as follows:

 

            WHEREAS, the value of marine resources commercially harvested in Maine exceeded $700 million in 2016, and the value of lobster harvested in Maine accounts for over $533 million of that amount; and

 

            WHEREAS, total exports from Maine to the European Union exceeded $503 million in 2016; and

 

            WHEREAS, exports from Maine of lobster to the European Union totaled approximately $158 million, or approximately 80% of all lobster exported from the United States to the European Union, in 2016; and

 

            WHEREAS, the European Union is the largest global fish and seafood market in the world; and

 

            WHEREAS, Maine and Canada share the same lobster species and compete for market share in the European Union and around the world; and

 

            WHEREAS, the European Union imposes tariffs on fish and seafood products that range from 2% on certain types of salmon to 20% on processed lobster imported from both the United States and Canada; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA, is a free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union that will reduce tariffs on fish and seafood products exported from Canada to the European Union; and

 

            WHEREAS, CETA will go into effect on the first day of the month following the date the European Union and Canada notify each other that each has completed all necessary procedures for implementation; and

 

            WHEREAS, when CETA takes effect, the 8% tariff on live lobster exports from Canada to the European Union will be immediately eliminated, the 6% to 16% tariff on frozen lobster exports from Canada to the European Union will be eliminated over 3 years and the 20% tariff on processed lobster exports from Canada to the European Union will be eliminated over 5 years; and

 

            WHEREAS, while tariffs on lobster and seafood products exported from Canada to the European Union are being eliminated, tariffs on Maine and other domestic lobster and seafood products exported to the European Union will remain; and

 

            WHEREAS, the elimination of tariffs on Canadian lobster and seafood products will increase trade between Canada and the European Union, resulting in economic injury to Maine and other domestic lobster and seafood harvesters and processors; and

 

            WHEREAS, the impact of CETA on Maine lobster harvesters, who landed over 130 million pounds of lobster in 2016, should be minimized; and

 

            WHEREAS, the impact of CETA on Maine lobster dealers, who support 675 jobs and paid $28.4 million in wages in 2016, should be minimized; and

 

            WHEREAS, under the United States Constitution, Article I, the Congress of the United States has the power to regulate commerce with foreign nations; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, your Memorialists, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to respectfully request that the United States Congress, under the provisions of Article I of the United States Constitution, negotiate trade agreements with the European Union that will reduce tariffs on Maine and domestic lobster and seafood products, or otherwise mitigate the effects of CETA, to ensure that historical, lucrative industries are not damaged by the economic disadvantage that will result from CETA unless these negotiations are undertaken; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the President of the United States Senate, to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and to each Member of the Maine Congressional Delegation.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Clayton Jordan, of Whitefield, a deputy sheriff with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, who was named 2016 Deputy Sheriff of the Year.  We extend to Deputy Sheriff Jordan our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 309)

 

 

            (5-2)  Sarah Packard, of Windham, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Windham High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Sarah on her receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 310)

 

 

            (5-3)  Zachary DeFosse, of Windham, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Windham High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Zachary on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 311)

 

 

            (5-4)  the Old Town High School Baseball Team, of Old Town, which won the 2016 Class B State Championship.  Members of the team include Dana Ouellette, Jacob Dubay, Troy "TJ" Crawford, Dominic D'Angelo, Nick Boutin, Ryan Hoogterp, Jacob Ketch, Ethan Stoddard, Drew Coulombe, Cole Daniel, Kaleb Gifford, Nick Magoon, Nick Swift, Austin Sheehan and Brenden Gasaway.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 312)

 

 

            (5-5)  the Old Town High School Softball Team, of Old Town, which won the 2016 Class B State Championship.  Members of the team include Jasmine Smith, Olivia Westura, Corinne Saucier, McKenna Smith, Morgan Love, Kayla Hayward, Olivia Albert, Taylor Hanson, Mikayla Richards, Lauren Gasaway, Natalie St. Louis, Caitlyn King, Kendra Diaz, Brittany King and Olivia King.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 313)

 

 

            (5-6)  Roger Felix, of Caribou, who is a recipient of a 2017 Veteran Impact Award from the American Red Cross of Maine for his work to ensure veterans have access to the benefits they have earned and are treated with respect and dignity as they transition back to civilian life.  We congratulate Mr. Felix on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 314)

 

 

            (5-7)  Joshua Palmeter, of Orono, a senior at Bangor Christian Schools, who is a recipient of a 2017 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Joshua on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 315)

 

 

            (5-8)  Shelley L. Watson, of Dexter, who is retiring after 30 years of service to the Town of Dexter.  Ms. Watson has been serving as town manager since December 2013 and previously served as town clerk and deputy town clerk.  We extend to Ms. Watson our congratulations on her retirement and offer her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 316)

 

 

            (5-9)  Tammy Lilley, of Turner, a teacher who is retiring after 30 years in Christian education, one year at West Sumner Christian School, and the last 29 years at Calvary Christian Academy in Turner.  We extend to her our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 317)

 

 

            (5-10)  Rebekah Paradis, of Waterville, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Temple Academy.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Rebekah on her receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 318)

 

 

            (5-11)  Jonathan Bell, of Unity, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Temple Academy.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Jonathan on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 319)

 

 

            (5-12)  Cecilia Morin, of Waterville, a senior at Waterville Senior High School, who is a recipient of a 2017 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Cecilia on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 320)

 

 

            (5-13)  the Top Ten students of the 2017 graduating class of Waterville Senior High School, in Waterville:  Cecilia Morin, Hanna Bouchard, Charlene Beringer, Nathan Pinnette, Kelsey Courtois, Bridger Holly, Ashley Melanson, Katherine Lopes, Jessica Orloff and Traci Lamanteer.  We send them our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 321)

 

 

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

 

(HLS 479)

Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-15)  Grace Farrington, of Millinocket, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Stearns Junior-Senior High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Grace on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 480)

Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-16)  Fredericka Hibbs, of Millinocket, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Stearns Junior-Senior High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Fredericka on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 481)

Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-17)  Sydney Fox, of East Millinocket, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Schenck High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Sydney on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 482)

Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-18)  Carter Pearl, of Newport, a senior at Maine Central Institute, who is a recipient of a 2017 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Carter on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 483)

Presented by Representative STROM of Pittsfield.

Cosponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport, Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset, Senator CUSHING of Penobscot, Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec.

 

 

            (5-19)  the Honorable Bernard L.A. Ayotte and Priscilla Ann Ayotte, of Caswell, who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on May 30, 2017.  Mr. Ayotte served in Maine's House of Representatives from the 123rd Legislature to the 126th Legislature.  We extend to Mr. and Mrs. Ayotte our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 484)

Presented by Representative SHERMAN of Hodgdon.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook, Senator JACKSON of Aroostook, Representative JOHANSEN of Monticello, Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake, Representative MARTIN of Sinclair, Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield, Representative McELWEE of Caribou, Representative STEWART of Presque Isle, Representative WHITE of Washburn.

 

 

            (5-20)  Kathleen Tims, of Cornish, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Sacopee Valley High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Kathleen on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 485)

Presented by Representative WADSWORTH of Hiram.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York, Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland, Representative CEBRA of Naples.

 

 

            (5-21)  Logan Albert, of Madawaska, who is a recipient of a 2017 Real Heroes Award from the American Red Cross of Maine for helping law enforcement apprehend a suspect.  We congratulate Logan on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 486)

Presented by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-22)  June Nickerson Hovey, of Skowhegan, who has received a Spirit of America Foundation Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the foundation presents awards to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We send our congratulations to Mrs. Hovey on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 487)

Presented by Representative AUSTIN of Skowhegan.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-23)  Brenda LaVerdiere, of Wilton, who is retiring after 39 years of service as an educator.  Ms. LaVerdiere was named the 2015 Franklin County Teacher of the Year.  We extend to Ms. LaVerdiere our congratulations on her retirement, and we offer her our best wishes;

 

(HLS 488)

Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

 

            (5-24)  Nora "Nona" Young, of New Portland, who was born on June 1, 1917.  We extend to Mrs. Young our congratulations on her 100th birthday and offer her our best wishes;

 

(HLS 489)

Presented by Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Representative SKOLFIELD of Weld, Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-25)  Susan Gammon, of Canton, who was honored by the selectmen and citizens of the Town of Canton for her public service.  We extend to Ms. Gammon our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 490)

Presented by Representative PICKETT of Dixfield.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-26)  Barbara Chow, of Dixfield, who has been named Dixfield's Distinguished Citizen of the Year.  We extend to Ms. Chow our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 491)

Presented by Representative PICKETT of Dixfield.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Practice of Pharmacy"

(S.P. 187)  (L.D. 572)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BELLOWS of Kennebec

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-124) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VOLK of Cumberland
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

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

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-124).

 

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            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Help Maine Manufacturing"

(S.P. 297)  (L.D. 895)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis
                                    DESCHAMBAULT of York
                                    KEIM of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    MARTIN of Sinclair
                                    BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland
                                    HARRINGTON of Sanford
                                    HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach
                                    MADIGAN of Rumford
                                    ORDWAY of Standish
                                    PICKETT of Dixfield
                                    SPEAR of South Thomaston

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    BRYANT of Windham

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

 

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Enhance the Rights of Families of Missing Persons and Homicide Victims"

(H.P. 964)  (L.D. 1390)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-340) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    GROHMAN of Biddeford

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-326) on Bill "An Act To Promote Workforce Participation" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 344)  (L.D. 481)

            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 "B" (H-327) 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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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-328) on Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Exclusion of a Patient from Eligibility for an Organ Transplant Based on Medical Marijuana Use"

(H.P. 544)  (L.D. 764)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

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

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

 

            Signed:

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

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Facilitate MaineCare-Funded Assisted Living by Providing a Cost-of-living Adjustment to Private Nonmedical Institutions and Adult Family Care Homes"

(H.P. 825)  (L.D. 1188)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            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-330) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

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

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            (6-7)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-329) on Bill "An Act To Increase Workforce Participation in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program and Other Assistance Programs"

(H.P. 899)  (L.D. 1302)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

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

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            (6-8)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-331) on Bill "An Act To Establish a Veterans Treatment Court in Androscoggin County"

(H.P. 79)  (L.D. 111)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HILL of York

            Representatives:
                                    MOONEN of Portland
                                    BABBIDGE of Kennebunk
                                    BAILEY of Saco
                                    BRADSTREET of Vassalboro
                                    CARDONE of Bangor
                                    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 "B" (H-332) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    KEIM of Oxford
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset

            Representatives:
                                    GUERIN of Glenburn
                                    JOHANSEN of Monticello

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            (6-9)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Provide Immunity to Medical Professionals Who Provide Free Health Care Services to Uninsured and Underserved Populations of the State"

(H.P. 863)  (L.D. 1240)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    KEIM of Oxford
                                    HILL of York
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    JOHANSEN of Monticello

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            (6-10)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-333) on Bill "An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee Concerning Existing Public Records Exceptions"

(H.P. 1021)  (L.D. 1482)

            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 on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    BABBIDGE of Kennebunk

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            (6-11)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-318) on Resolve, To Establish the Road Usage Charge Task Force

(H.P. 813)  (L.D. 1150)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    COLLINS of York
                                    MIRAMANT of Knox
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    CEBRA of Naples
                                    PARRY of Arundel
                                    PERKINS of Oakland

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            (6-12)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Exempt Motor Vehicles Less than 12 Years Old from Inspection"

(H.P. 1047)  (L.D. 1523)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    COLLINS of York
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-319) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MIRAMANT of Knox

            Representative:
                                    CEBRA of Naples

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            (6-13)  Six Members of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY report in Report "A" Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Protect the Safety of Emergency Medical Services Personnel and Patients"

(H.P. 733)  (L.D. 1050)

 

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

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

            Four Members of the same Committee report in Report "B" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-337) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

 

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

            One Member of the same Committee reports in Report "C" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-338) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec

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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. 240)  (L.D. 723) RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Reduce Volatility in State Pension Funding Requirements Caused by the Financial Markets  Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-148)

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 323)  (L.D. 984) Bill "An Act To Separate the Authorities under the Licenses for Property and Casualty Insurance Adjusters and Workers' Compensation Insurance Adjusters"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-149)

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 55)  (L.D. 68) Bill "An Act To Implement an Owner-Operator Requirement in the Scallop and Sea Urchin Fisheries"  Committee on MARINE RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-323)

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 246)  (L.D. 332) Bill "An Act Regarding Service of Criminal Process on Electronic Communication Service Providers and Remote Computing Service Providers" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-339)

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 461)  (L.D. 647) Bill "An Act Regarding Certain Shellfish Certificates and Permits Issued by the Department of Marine Resources"  Committee on MARINE RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-334)

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 742)  (L.D. 1059) Bill "An Act Concerning Bridges on Discontinued Town Ways"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-317)

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 745)  (L.D. 1062) Bill "An Act To Expand the Availability of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Maine"  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-320)

 

            (7-8)  (H.P. 841)  (L.D. 1205) Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 21, Allowances for Home and Community Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorder, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services (EMERGENCY)  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-325)

 

            (7-9)  (H.P. 926)  (L.D. 1332) Bill "An Act To Prohibit Possession of Black Powder and Muzzle-loading Firearms by Certain Persons"  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-336)

 

            (7-10)  (H.P. 956)  (L.D. 1377) Bill "An Act To Prohibit Posing as a Governmental Entity in Commerce"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-324)

 

            (7-11)  (H.P. 965)  (L.D. 1391) Bill "An Act To Ensure the Continuation of the Landowner Relations Program"  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-321)

 

            (7-12)  (H.P. 1030)  (L.D. 1497) Bill "An Act To Correct and Clarify Maine's Fish and Wildlife Laws"  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-322)

 

            (7-13)  (H.P. 1048)  (L.D. 1524) Bill "An Act To Amend Maine Motor Vehicle Laws"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-316)

 

            (7-14)  (H.P. 1084)  (L.D. 1577) Bill "An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-315)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  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)
(S. "A" S-144 to C. "A" H-258)

 

 

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

 

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Acts

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Allow and Recognize a Legal Name Change upon Marriage

(H.P. 126)  (L.D. 170)
(C. "A" H-274)

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Protect Retirement Accounts from Creditor Collection

(H.P. 149)  (L.D. 193)
(C. "A" H-275)

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Limit Questions Regarding Criminal History on State Employment Applications

(H.P. 221)  (L.D. 288)
(C. "A" H-242)

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Clarify the Law Allowing Certificate of Approval Holders and Manufacturers or Suppliers of Spirits To Offer Mail-in Rebates

(H.P. 714)  (L.D. 1013)
(C. "A" H-265)

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Clarify Certain Right-of-way Limitations

(H.P. 802)  (L.D. 1139)
(C. "A" H-276)

 

            (10-7)  An Act To Repeal the Laws Establishing the Cumberland County Recreation Center and To Transfer Authority to Cumberland County

(H.P. 805)  (L.D. 1142)
(C. "A" H-256)

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Amend and Remove the Need for Periodic Update of the Laws Governing the Validation of Title Defects

(H.P. 888)  (L.D. 1275)

 

            (10-9)  An Act To Create a Small Communities Tourism Grant Program

(H.P. 903)  (L.D. 1306)
(C. "A" H-227)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment yesterday, have preference in the Orders of the Day and continue with such preference until disposed of as provided by House Rule 502.

 

 

1.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing William D. Morris, of Saco

(HLS 104)

 

TABLED - March 2, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative O'NEIL of Saco.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

12.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

13.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

14.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

15.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

16.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

17.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

18.       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)

 

 

 

 

 

19.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

20.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

21.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

22.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

23.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

24.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

25.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

26.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

27.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

28.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

29.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

30.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

31.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

32.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

33.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

34.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

35.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

36.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

37.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

38.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

39.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

40.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

41.       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)

 

 

 

 

 

42.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (9) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (4) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-284) - Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Create Education Savings Accounts for Students with Special Needs"

(H.P. 795)  (L.D. 1132)

 

TABLED - May 30, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

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

 

 

 

 

 

43.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-302) - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Prioritize Access by Maine's Most Vulnerable Citizens to Welfare Resources"

(H.P. 343)  (L.D. 480)

 

TABLED - May 30, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

44.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (11) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (2) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-297) - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Provide MaineCare Coverage for Music Therapy"

(H.P. 479)  (L.D. 688)

 

TABLED - May 30, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

45.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (10) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (2) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-310) - Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE 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)

 

TABLED - May 30, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative DUCHESNE of Hudson.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

46.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-278) - Minority (6) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Protect Consumers' Freedom of Choice in Auto Collision Repairs"

(H.P. 1061)  (L.D. 1540)

 

TABLED - May 30, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

47.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-289) - Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act To Ensure Compliance with Federal Immigration Law by State and Local Government Entities"

(H.P. 272)  (L.D. 366)

 

TABLED - May 30, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative MOONEN of Portland.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

48.       HOUSE REPORT - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-298) - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Amend the Requirements of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program"

(H.P. 250)  (L.D. 336)

 

TABLED - May 30, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

49.       An Act To Remove the Cap on an Increase in the State Share of the Cost of Health Insurance for Retired Teachers (EMERGENCY)

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

 

TABLED - May 30, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

50.       Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Recalculate the MaineCare Reimbursement Rates for Services for Persons with Disabilities (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 546)  (L.D. 766)
(C. "A" H-247)

 

TABLED - May 30, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - FINAL PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Make a Needed Clarification to the Term 'Heroin' as Used in the Maine Criminal Code"

(S.P. 576)  (L.D. 1623)

 

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

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Allow the Androscoggin County Commissioners To Establish Reasonable Office Hours for County Offices"

(S.P. 575)  (L.D. 1622)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-3)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Implement Ranked-choice Voting

(S.P. 577)  (L.D. 1624)

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Repeal the Ranked-choice Voting Law"

(S.P. 578)  (L.D. 1625)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS and ordered printed.

 

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

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

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 451)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

May 26, 2017

 

The 128th Legislature of the State of Maine

State House

Augusta, Maine

 

Dear Honorable Members of the 128th Legislature:

 

Under the authority vested in me by Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, I am hereby vetoing LD 349, "An Act To Facilitate the Recycling of Discarded Mattresses."

 

Mattress-stewardship programs are only operating in three high-population density states: California, Rhode Island and Connecticut.  Maine is a predominantly rural state with our population spread over a wide geographic area, where waste-collection strategies designed for cities do not work. 

 

I understand illegal dumping of mattresses is a problem, but let's use our litter-control laws and make the polluter pay, rather than applying another tax on the citizens and businesses of this State.  This law would put our border retailers at a further disadvantage to their New Hampshire counterparts.  The additional tax would give more incentives to consumers to buy their mattresses over the border. Not only would we not get the mattress tax, but we would lose the sales tax revenue from the sale of the mattresses.

 

I will not support a bill that takes us in the wrong direction. For these reasons, I return LD 349 unsigned and vetoed.  I urge the Legislature to sustain it. 

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying item An Act To Facilitate the Recycling of Discarded Mattresses

(S.P. 115)  (L.D. 349)
(C. "A" S-58)

 

            In Senate, May 31, 2017, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same, pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: 'Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?'

 

            33 voted in favor and 1 against, and 33 being more than 2/3 of the members present and voting, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the veto was overridden.

 

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

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

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 452)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

May 26, 2017

 

The 128th Legislature of the State of Maine

State House

Augusta, Maine

 

Dear Honorable Members of the 128th Legislature:

 

Under the authority vested in me by Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, I am hereby vetoing LD 576, "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Funding for Landfill Closure Costs."

 

This bill amends state law to provide special consideration and extend state financing for the closure of the Old Town landfill, but only at a considerable cost to other municipalities and the state. Under this legislation, eligibility for the Department of Environmental Protection’s landfill closure and remediation cost-share program would be extended to the Old Town landfill. While a windfall for Old Town, increasing the number of landfills eligible for the Department's cost-share program will reduce the Department’s ability to satisfy our reimbursement obligations to already qualifying municipalities.  Although this bill was introduced solely on Old Town’s behalf and does not extend program eligibility to other communities, I cannot help but wonder who will be next.  Will we be seeing proposals to extend eligibility to even more communities? 

 

The Department is already obligated to reimburse municipalities for nearly $6 million in closure and remediation costs.  Since this program is funded through fees on the disposal of construction and demolition debris, increasing the number of participating municipalities will significantly reduce each municipality’s reimbursement and impose additional interest and debt payment costs on both currently participating municipalities and the Department.  

 

I believe that expanding the eligibility for this successful program is poor public policy that will impose real costs on municipalities and the State, and it could ultimately imperil the successful closure and remediation of these sites.  For this reason, I return LD 576 unsigned and vetoed. I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying item An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Funding for Landfill Closure Costs

(S.P. 191)  (L.D. 576)
(C. "A" S-47)

 

            In Senate, May 31, 2017, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same, pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: 'Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?'

 

            34 voted in favor and 0 against, and 34 being more than 2/3 of the members present and voting, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the veto was overridden.

 

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

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

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 453)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

May 26, 2017

 

The 128th Legislature of the State of Maine

State House

Augusta, Maine

 

Dear Honorable Members of the 128th Legislature:

 

Under the authority vested in me by Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, I am hereby vetoing LD 671 "An Act To Allow for Accurate Credit for a License Suspension for Operating under the Influence."

 

This bill is intended to decrease mandatory driver’s license suspensions for those who have been caught drunk driving, but who have pled to lessor charges.  Those who choose to drink and drive put our public safety at risk.  They deserve to have their licenses suspended, and I am not in favor of decreasing the time of the suspension.   

 

For these reasons, I return LD 671 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying item An Act To Allow for Accurate Credit for a License Suspension for Operating under the Influence

(S.P. 233)  (L.D. 671)

 

            In Senate, May 31, 2017, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same, pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: 'Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?'

 

            34 voted in favor and 0 against, and 34 being more than 2/3 of the members present and voting, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the veto was overridden.

 

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

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

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 454)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

May 26 2017

 

The 128th Legislature of the State of Maine

State House

Augusta, Maine

 

Dear Honorable Members of the 128th Legislature:

 

Under the authority vested in me by Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, I am hereby vetoing LD 1045, "An Act To Create More Transparency in the Setting of Normal Teacher Retirement Costs."

 

While this bill correctly suggests that the cost of normal teacher retirement should be based on actuarial estimates and calls for greater transparency in the establishment of those estimates, I am concerned the analysis required is not possible to do within existing resources; therefore, it constitutes an unfunded mandate for the Maine Public Employees Retirement System and the Maine Department of Education.

 

In addition, I am concerned this bill seeks to advance an argument made by some this session that the State should bear the full burden of normal teacher retirement costs. This financial burden ought to remain a shared commitment between the state and the local employer. I am not able to support a bill that would seek to further shift this financial obligation entirely to the state.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1045 unsigned and vetoed. I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying item An Act To Create More Transparency in the Setting of Normal Teacher Retirement Costs

(S.P. 347)  (L.D. 1045)
(C. "A" S-59)

 

            In Senate, May 31, 2017, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same, pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: 'Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?'

 

            34 voted in favor and 0 against, and 34 being more than 2/3 of the members present and voting, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the veto was overridden.

 

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

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

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 6

 

 

 

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. 554)  (L.D. 1576) Bill "An Act To Enable Earlier Introduction of Career and Technical Education in Maine Schools"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 410)  (L.D. 1219) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Forensic Examination Kits"  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-161)

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 474)  (L.D. 1387) Bill "An Act Regarding the Threatened Use of Force in the Crime of Robbery"  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-160)

 

            (7-4)  (S.P. 503)  (L.D. 1457) Bill "An Act To Rename and Repurpose the Mountain View Youth Development Center as the Mountain View Correctional Facility and To Eliminate the Charleston Correctional Facility as a Facility Separate from Mountain View" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-158)

 

            (7-5)  (S.P. 504)  (L.D. 1458) Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Relating to the Crime of Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-157)

 

            (7-6)  (S.P. 508)  (L.D. 1462) Resolve, To Establish a Pilot Project To Facilitate the Acquisition of Basic Emergency Medical Training in Rural Communities in the State  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-159)

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 539)  (L.D. 759) Bill "An Act To Clarify the Financial Authority of Sewer and Sanitary Districts"  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-343)

 

            (7-8)  (H.P. 680)  (L.D. 967) Bill "An Act To Ensure Access to Community Services for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-342)

 

            (7-9)  (H.P. 843)  (L.D. 1207) Bill "An Act To Make Technical Changes to Maine's Marine Resources Laws"  Committee on MARINE RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-347)

 

            (7-10)  (H.P. 874)  (L.D. 1251) Bill "An Act To Require Timely Notification of Owners of Motor Vehicles That Have Been Towed"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-341)

 

            (7-11)  (H.P. 960)  (L.D. 1381) Bill "An Act To Clarify Appeals of Municipal Land Use Decisions"  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-358)

 

            (7-12)  (H.P. 1004)  (L.D. 1454) Bill "An Act To Extend the Time for an Appeal of Limited Entry Fishing License Denial for Members of the Military"  Committee on MARINE RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-348)

 

            (7-13)  (H.P. 1006)  (L.D. 1456) Bill "An Act To Return the Duties of the State Compensation Commission To Make Recommendations for the Salaries of the Governor and Judges"  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-359)

 

            (7-14)  (H.P. 1016)  (L.D. 1477) Bill "An Act To Coordinate and Enforce Existing Workplace Training Requirements"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-344)

 

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