Table of Contents

House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
Resolves
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 4
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 5
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 6
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 9
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 10
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 12
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 13
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 14
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 15
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 16
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 17
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

48th Legislative Day

Monday, June 5, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Jason Cross, Crosspoint Church, Bangor.

 

            National Anthem by Jason Cross, Bangor.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Kathleen Thibault, D.O., Dover-Foxcroft.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, June 1, 2017.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Support Healthy Workplaces and Healthy Families by Providing Paid Sick Leave to Certain Employees"

(S.P. 380)  (L.D. 1159)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-126) in the House on May 31, 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 LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT was READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Protect the Safety of Emergency Medical Services Personnel and Patients"

(H.P. 733)  (L.D. 1050)

 

            Report "B" (4) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-337) in the House on May 31, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with Report "A" (6) OUGHT NOT TO PASS of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit a Person from Providing False Testimony to a Committee of the Legislature"

(H.P. 599)  (L.D. 850)

 

            Report "A" (6) OUGHT NOT TO PASS of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT READ and ACCEPTED in the House on May 17, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with Report "C" (2) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "B" (H-182) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-4)  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)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-200) in the House on May 31, 2017.

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-5)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Regarding Early Voting

(H.P. 962)  (L.D. 1383)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS READ and ACCEPTED and the RESOLUTION PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-268) in the House on May 31, 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

 

 

            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Promote Testing of Drinking Water for Maine Families"

(H.P. 702)  (L.D. 1001)

 

            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" (H-162) in the House on May 17, 2017.

 

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

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 200)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

June 5, 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 31, 2017

 

Lani M. Smith-McNabb of East Machias for appointment to the Washington County Development Authority.

Pursuant to Title 5, MRSA §13083-C, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

Ann R. Robinson, Esq. of Portland for appointment to the Maine Turnpike Authority Board of Directors.

Pursuant to Title 23, MRSA §1964-A, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 201)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

June 5, 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:"

 

Judiciary

L.D. 80           An Act To Increase the Penalty for Multiple Violations of Protection from Abuse Orders

L.D. 1281       An Act Regarding the Compensation of Assistant Attorneys General and District Attorneys and the Approval of Financial Orders by the Attorney General and Secretary of State

L.D. 1356       An Act To Amend the Grandparents Visitation Act

 

Taxation

L.D. 936         An Act To Modernize and Simplify the Tax Code

L.D. 1581       An Act To Simplify Maine Income Tax by Repealing or Terminating Certain Tax Credits and the Charitable Contribution Checkoff

L.D. 1589       An Act To Simplify the Taxation of Leasing Tangible Personal Property and To Clarify the Incidence of Use Tax

 

Transportation

L.D. 1009       Resolve, To Require the Maine Turnpike Authority To Study the Feasibility of Constructing a Gorham Connector

L.D. 1617       An Act To Initiate the Process of Terminating the Maine Turnpike Authority

 

Veterans and Legal Affairs

L.D. 1560       An Act Regarding Veteran Homelessness

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 478)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

June 1, 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,

 

·        James R. Erwin, Esq. of Yarmouth and Mark R. Gardner of Kittery for reappointment to the University of Maine System, Board of Trustees;

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development,

 

·        John P. Butera of Waterville for appointment as the Commissioner of the Department of Labor;

 

·        Wade E. Merritt of South Portland for appointment as the Director, International Trade Center.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 479)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

June 1, 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 Not to Pass Report from the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs on Bill "An Act To Require the Secretary of State To Automatically Register Nonregistered Persons Who Are Qualified To Vote through Records of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles" (H.P. 854) (L.D. 1232), in non-concurrence.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Protect the Elderly from Tax Lien Foreclosures"

(H.P. 1124)  (L.D. 1629)

 

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

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Penalty for Failing To Carry Proof of Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility"

(H.P. 1123)  (L.D. 1628)

 

Sponsored by Representative THERIAULT of China.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative TUELL of East Machias, the following Joint Order:  (H.P. 1125)

 

            ORDERED, the Senate concurring, that Bill, "An Act To Increase the Penalties for Hunting Deer over Bait," H.P. 761, L.D. 1083, and all its accompanying papers, be recalled from the Governor's desk to the House.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Ellen E. Stanton, of South Portland, a senior at South Portland 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 Ellen on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 340)

 

 

            (5-2)  Wesley Parker, of Cape Elizabeth, a senior at Cape Elizabeth 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 Wesley on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 341)

 

 

            (5-3)  Tuuli V. Overturf, of Corinth, a senior at Central 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 Tuuli on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 342)

 

 

            (5-4)  Tuuli V. Overturf, of Corinth, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Central High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Tuuli on her receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 343)

 

 

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

 

(SLS 344)

 

 

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

 

(SLS 345)

 

 

            (5-7)  Gabrielle Sands, of Plymouth, a senior at Nokomis Regional High School, who is a recipient of a 2017 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Gabrielle on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 346)

 

 

            (5-8)  Michael Sauschuck, of Portland, Chief of the Portland Police Department, who received the David W. Pickering Chief's Award from the Maine Association of Police.  The David W. Pickering Chief's Award is given by the association to the person it has selected as Maine's police chief of the year.  We extend to Chief Sauschuck our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 347)

 

 

            (5-9)  Sarah E. J. Morgan, of Gardiner, a senior at Gardiner Area 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 Sarah on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 348)

 

 

            (5-10)  Rose N. Warren, of Hallowell, a senior at Hall-Dale 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 Rose on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 349)

 

 

            (5-11)  Molly Searway, of Readfield, a senior at Maranacook Community 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 Molly on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 350)

 

 

            (5-12)  Rebecca D. Bero, of Monmouth, a senior at Monmouth Academy, 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 Rebecca on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 351)

 

 

            (5-13)  Jacob E. Hickey, of Winthrop, a senior at Winthrop 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 Jacob on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 352)

 

 

            (5-14)  Kacey E. Foerster, of Scarborough, a senior at Scarborough 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 Kacey on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 353)

 

 

            (5-15)  Benjamin Steeves, of Hollis, a senior at Bonny Eagle 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 Benjamin on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 354)

 

 

            (5-16)  Thomas Matthews, of Gorham, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Gorham High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Thomas on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 355)

 

 

            (5-17)  Avery Arena, of Gorham, a senior at Gorham 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 Avery on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 356)

 

 

            (5-18)  Samuel Roussel, of Gorham, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Gorham High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Samuel on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 357)

 

 

            (5-19)  Gabrielle Wajer, of Newcastle, a senior at Lincoln Academy, 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 Gabrielle on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 358)

 

 

            (5-20)  Jacob Brown, of Newcastle, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Lincoln Academy.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Jacob on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 359)

 

 

            (5-21)  Bailey Plourde, of Newcastle, a senior at Lincoln Academy and a member of the school's golf, varsity basketball and varsity softball teams, who has been named to the 2017 Maine Sports Hall of Fame.  Bailey won the Maine Schoolgirl State Golf Championships in a tie in 2013 and 2016, tied for 2nd place in 2014 and won outright in 2015.  We extend to Bailey our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 360)

 

 

            (5-22)  Mary Reid, of Edgecomb, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Lincoln Academy.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mary on her receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 361)

 

 

            (5-23)  Noah Dumont, of Auburn, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Edward Little High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Noah on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 362)

 

 

            (5-24)  Elliot B. Hachey, of Winthrop, a senior at St. Dominic Academy, 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 Elliot on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 363)

 

 

            (5-25)  Kaylie-Anna J. Vallee, of Auburn, a senior at Edward Little 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 Kaylie-Anna on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 364)

 

 

            (5-26)  Grant Wood Hefler, of Wiscasset, a senior at Wiscasset Middle 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 Grant on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 365)

 

 

            (5-27)  Sigrid Sibley, of Poland, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Poland Regional High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Sigrid on her receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 366)

 

 

            (5-28)  Allison Emery, of Mechanic Falls, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Poland Regional High School.  Allison is also the school's recipient of the 2017 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Allison on her receiving these honors;

 

(SLS 367)

 

 

            (5-29)  Vivian Mancine, of Auburn, who celebrated her 90th Birthday on April 29, 2017.  We extend to Ms. Mancine our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 368)

 

 

            (5-30)  Audrey Jordan, of Whitefield, a senior at Erskine Academy, 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 Audrey on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 369)

 

 

            (5-31)  Austin Dumont, of Auburn, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Edward Little High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Austin on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 370)

 

 

            (5-32)  Megan D'Alessandro, of Lewiston, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of St. Dominic Academy.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Megan on her receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 371)

 

 

            (5-33)  the Winslow High School Boys Track and Field Team, of Winslow, which won the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B Championship.  Members of the team include Benjamin Smith, Jamie Sears, Joshua Olin, Adam O'Connor, Spencer Miranda, Benjamin Abbott, Nathan Gagnon, Jake Warn, Alister Piccini, Christopher Jacques, Tyler Martin, Ryan Fredette, Nicholas Tiner, Nelson Reynolds, Andrew Mattingly, Jacob Witham, Jacob Bisson, Benjamin Dorval, Izaak Gajowski, Jared Goss, Maxamus Spaulding, Caleb Mills, Ethan Matthews, Caleb Welsh, Eric Booth, Sebastian Bouchard and Jacob Huesers.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 373)

 

 

            (5-34)  Sandra Sawyer, of Charlotte, who is retiring from teaching at Calais High School after 47 years of service.  Ms. Sawyer has taught business, typing, accounting and desktop publishing classes at the school and helped to install the wiring and hardware in the business wing for the school's first computers.  She also taught Adult Education computer classes for the community.  We extend to Ms. Sawyer our congratulations on her retirement and offer her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 374)

 

 

            (5-35)  Eric Erickson, of Presque Isle, who is retiring as a sergeant with the Presque Isle Police Department after 27 years of service.  We extend to Sergeant Erickson our appreciation for his service and offer him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 501)

Presented by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle.

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

 

 

            (5-36)  Robbie Moulton, of Scarborough, Chief of the Scarborough Police Department, who has received a Heroes with Heart Award from the Trauma Intervention Program for his leadership and support of Operation HOPE, which provides assistance to those experiencing substance use disorder.  We extend to Chief Moulton our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 502)

Presented by Representative VACHON of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland, Senator MILLETT of Cumberland, Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

 

            (5-37)  Olivia Lee Olson, of Islesboro, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Islesboro Central School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Olivia on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 503)

Presented by Representative CASÁS of Rockport.

Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo.

 

 

            (5-38)  Hayden Cady Wick, of Islesboro, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Islesboro Central School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Hayden on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 504)

Presented by Representative CASÁS of Rockport.

Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo.

 

 

            (5-39)  Charles Kelly, of Waterville, who is celebrating his 90th Birthday.  We extend to Mr. Kelly our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 505)

Presented by Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec, Representative MADIGAN of Waterville.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-40)  Stanley E. Knox, of Unity.  Mr. Knox served as a Trooper with the Maine State Police in the Waldo County area.  After retiring from the State Police, he was elected Sheriff of Waldo County several times consecutively, serving from 1971 to 1991.  Mr. Knox was a Master Mason for 69 years, the oldest active member of Star In The West Masonic Lodge #85, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and a past master of the lodge.  Mr. Knox will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

 

(SLS 372)

 

 

 

 

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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 Assist Veterans in Their Applications for Service-related Benefits"

(S.P. 160)  (L.D. 465)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    COLLINS of York

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-168) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook

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

            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 EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Expand Educational Opportunities for Students in the Unorganized Territories"

(H.P. 589)  (L.D. 840)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-393) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MAKER of Washington

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-394) on Bill "An Act Regarding College Affordability"

(H.P. 792)  (L.D. 1129)

            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 Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MAKER of Washington

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

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Create Education Savings Accounts for Maine Students"

(H.P. 794)  (L.D. 1131)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MAKER of Washington
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-395) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    TURNER of Burlington

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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-382) on Bill "An Act Regarding Reimbursement for Speech and Language Pathology Services"

(H.P. 478)  (L.D. 687)

            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 Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representative:
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-398) on Bill "An Act To Confer Categorical Eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefit Applications"

(H.P. 480)  (L.D. 689)

            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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            (6-7)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-383) on Bill "An Act To Protect Substance-exposed Infants"

(H.P. 746)  (L.D. 1063)

            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 HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-399) on Bill "An Act To Provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance to Veterans and Rental Assistance to Long-term Homeless Persons"

(H.P. 1059)  (L.D. 1538)

            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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            (6-9)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Ensure Fair Employment Opportunity for Maine Citizens and Legal Residents"

(H.P. 904)  (L.D. 1307)

            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" (H-400) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    VOLK of Cumberland

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

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            (6-10)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-385) on Bill "An Act Regarding the Commercial Forestry Excise Tax"

(H.P. 385)  (L.D. 541)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHENETTE of York

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DOW of Lincoln
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    BICKFORD of Auburn
                                    HILLIARD of Belgrade
                                    WARD of Dedham

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            (6-11)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Provide an Income Tax Credit for Students Returning to College"

(H.P. 674)  (L.D. 946)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DOW of Lincoln
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    TIPPING of Orono
                                    BICKFORD of Auburn
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    HILLIARD of Belgrade
                                    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-386) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHENETTE of York

            Representative:
                                    POULIOT of Augusta

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            (6-12)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-387) on RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Dedicate All Sales Taxes from All Vehicle Sales and Any Vehicle-related Sales to the Highway Fund for Roads and Bridge Capital Improvements

(H.P. 780)  (L.D. 1106)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DOW of Lincoln
                                    CHENETTE of York
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

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

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

 

            Signed:

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

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            (6-13)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Establish an Opioid Addiction Prevention and Rehabilitation Treatment Program Funded by a Tax Imposed upon the Sale of Opioids"

(H.P. 1103)  (L.D. 1600)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DOW of Lincoln
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    HILLIARD of Belgrade
                                    STANLEY of Medway
                                    WARD of Dedham

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-388) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHENETTE of York

            Representatives:
                                    TIPPING of Orono
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell
                                    POULIOT of Augusta
                                    TERRY of Gorham

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            (6-14)  Seven Members of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES report in Report "A" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-401) on Bill "An Act To Reduce Child Poverty by Leveraging Investments in Families Today"

(H.P. 1014)  (L.D. 1475)

 

 

            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 Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    CHACE of Durham
                                    HEAD of Bethel
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea

            One Member of the same Committee reports in Report "C" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-402) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

 

            Representative:
                                    MALABY of Hancock

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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. 539)  (L.D. 1544) Bill "An Act To Update the Maine Insurance Code To Maintain Conformance with Uniform National Standards"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 182)  (L.D. 547) Bill "An Act To Update Maine's Fishing Laws"  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-167)

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 471)  (L.D. 1384) Bill "An Act To Amend the Election Laws"  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-169)

 

            (7-4)  (S.P. 535)  (L.D. 1529) Bill "An Act To Protect Consumers during Residential Construction"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-166)

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 541)  (L.D. 761) Bill "An Act To Increase Access to Hearing Aids"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-403)

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 705)  (L.D. 1004) Bill "An Act To Increase Fines for Certain Wage and Benefits Violations"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-389)

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 957)  (L.D. 1378) Bill "An Act To Create the Maine Family First Employer Award"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-390)

 

            (7-8)  (H.P. 1017)  (L.D. 1478) Bill "An Act To Provide Support for Sustainable Economic Development in Rural Maine"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-391)

 

            (7-9)  (H.P. 1027)  (L.D. 1494) Bill "An Act To Increase the Availability of Foster Homes"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-396)

 

            (7-10)  (H.P. 1081)  (L.D. 1570) Bill "An Act To Make Technical Changes to Maine's Tax Laws"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-384)

 

            (7-11)  (H.P. 1086)  (L.D. 1579) Bill "An Act To Amend and Add Consistency to the Maine Weights and Measures Law"  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-392)

 

            (7-12)  (H.P. 1118)  (L.D. 1619) Bill "An Act To Report Limited Information to the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program Concerning Methadone"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-397)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Constitutional Amendment

 

            (10-1)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Reduce Volatility in State Pension Funding Requirements Caused by the Financial Markets

(S.P. 240)  (L.D. 723)
(C. "A" S-148)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-2)  An Act Regarding Service of Criminal Process on Electronic Communication Service Providers and Remote Computing Service Providers

(H.P. 246)  (L.D. 332)
(C. "A" H-339)

 

 

            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 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

(S.P. 503)  (L.D. 1457)
(C. "A" S-158)

 

 

            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 Amend the Law Relating to the Crime of Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution

(S.P. 504)  (L.D. 1458)
(C. "A" S-157)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-5)  Resolve, 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

(H.P. 841)  (L.D. 1205)
(C. "A" H-325)

 

 

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

 

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Acts

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Implement an Owner-Operator Requirement in the Scallop and Sea Urchin Fisheries

(H.P. 55)  (L.D. 68)
(C. "A" H-323)

 

            (10-7)  An Act To Provide Emergency Repair Funding for the Restoration of the Official State Vessel, the Schooner Bowdoin

(S.P. 37)  (L.D. 89)
(H. "A" H-286 to C. "A" S-101)

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Reduce Food Insecurity

(H.P. 129)  (L.D. 173)
(C. "A" H-121)

 

            (10-9)  An Act To Phase Out the Insurance Premium Tax on Annuities

(H.P. 223)  (L.D. 290)
(C. "A" H-282)

 

            (10-10)  An Act To Ensure Safe Drinking Water for Families in Maine

(H.P. 321)  (L.D. 454)
(C. "A" H-270)

 

            (10-11)  An Act To Require Motorists To Yield to Transit Buses

(S.P. 206)  (L.D. 591)
(C. "A" S-133)

 

            (10-12)  An Act To Amend Certain Laws Affecting the Judicial Branch

(H.P. 427)  (L.D. 611)
(C. "A" H-292)

 

            (10-13)  An Act Regarding Certain Shellfish Certificates and Permits Issued by the Department of Marine Resources

(H.P. 461)  (L.D. 647)
(C. "A" H-334)

 

            (10-14)  An Act To Recognize Local Control Regarding Food Systems

(S.P. 242)  (L.D. 725)
(C. "A" S-74; S. "A" S-136)

 

            (10-15)  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)
(C. "A" H-328)

 

            (10-16)  An Act To Prohibit Feeding or Baiting Deer During Certain Parts of the Year

(H.P. 547)  (L.D. 767)
(C. "A" H-308)

 

            (10-17)  An Act To Promote Academic Achievement through Hunger Relief for Maine Children

(S.P. 261)  (L.D. 816)
(C. "A" S-150)

 

            (10-18)  An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Tagging of Harvested Animals

(H.P. 618)  (L.D. 869)
(C. "A" H-309)

 

            (10-19)  An Act Regarding the State Retirement System

(H.P. 657)  (L.D. 929)
(C. "A" H-277)

 

            (10-20)  An Act To Separate the Authorities under the Licenses for Property and Casualty Insurance Adjusters and Workers' Compensation Insurance Adjusters

(S.P. 323)  (L.D. 984)
(C. "A" S-149)

 

            (10-21)  An Act To Adequately Pay for Emergency Medical Services

(H.P. 699)  (L.D. 998)
(C. "A" H-296)

 

            (10-22)  An Act To Allow for the Regulation of Transportation Network Companies at Airports

(H.P. 711)  (L.D. 1010)
(S. "A" S-145 to C. "A" H-123)

 

            (10-23)  An Act Concerning Bridges on Discontinued Town Ways

(H.P. 742)  (L.D. 1059)
(C. "A" H-317)

 

            (10-24)  An Act To Exempt School Resource Officers from Department of Education Background Check and Fingerprinting Requirements

(H.P. 778)  (L.D. 1104)
(C. "A" H-283)

 

            (10-25)  An Act To Increase State Funding to Maine Public Charter Schools and Noncharter Public Schools

(H.P. 842)  (L.D. 1206)
(C. "A" H-304)

 

            (10-26)  An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Forensic Examination Kits

(S.P. 410)  (L.D. 1219)
(C. "A" S-161)

 

            (10-27)  An Act To Reduce Morbidity and Mortality Related to Opioid Misuse

(H.P. 920)  (L.D. 1326)
(C. "A" H-293)

 

            (10-28)  An Act To Prohibit Possession of Black Powder and Muzzle-loading Firearms by Certain Persons

(H.P. 926)  (L.D. 1332)
(C. "A" H-336)

 

            (10-29)  An Act To Promote Downtown Revitalization by Creating the Locating Businesses Downtown Loan Program

(S.P. 457)  (L.D. 1343)
(C. "A" S-152)

 

            (10-30)  An Act To Prohibit Posing as a Governmental Entity in Commerce

(H.P. 956)  (L.D. 1377)
(C. "A" H-324)

 

            (10-31)  An Act Regarding the Threatened Use of Force in the Crime of Robbery

(S.P. 474)  (L.D. 1387)
(C. "A" S-160)

 

            (10-32)  An Act To Prohibit the Falsification of Medical Records

(S.P. 475)  (L.D. 1388)
(C. "A" S-162)

 

            (10-33)  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)

 

            (10-34)  An Act To Improve the Aquaculture Leasing and Licensing Laws

(H.P. 993)  (L.D. 1438)
(C. "A" H-287)

 

            (10-35)  An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee Concerning Existing Public Records Exceptions

(H.P. 1021)  (L.D. 1482)
(C. "A" H-333)

 

            (10-36)  An Act To Correct and Clarify Maine's Fish and Wildlife Laws

(H.P. 1030)  (L.D. 1497)
(C. "A" H-322)

 

            (10-37)  An Act To Create an Aquaculture License

(H.P. 1044)  (L.D. 1520)
(C. "A" H-288)

 

            (10-38)  An Act To Amend Maine Motor Vehicle Laws

(H.P. 1048)  (L.D. 1524)
(C. "A" H-316)

 

            (10-39)  An Act To Enable Earlier Introduction of Career and Technical Education in Maine Schools

(S.P. 554)  (L.D. 1576)

 

            (10-40)  An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws

(H.P. 1084)  (L.D. 1577)
(C. "A" H-315)

 

            (10-41)  An Act To Remove Barriers to Professional Licensing for Veterans

(H.P. 1096)  (L.D. 1592)
(C. "A" H-307)

 

 

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

 

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Resolves

 

            (10-42)  Resolve, To Increase Access to Brain Injury Waiver Services

(H.P. 701)  (L.D. 1000)
(C. "A" H-295)

 

            (10-43)  Resolve, To Expand the Availability of Light-duty Zero Emission Vehicle Supply Equipment

(H.P. 745)  (L.D. 1062)
(C. "A" H-320)

 

            (10-44)  Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study Transportation Funding Reform

(H.P. 813)  (L.D. 1150)
(C. "A" H-318)

 

            (10-45)  Resolve, To Establish a Pilot Project To Facilitate the Acquisition of Basic Emergency Medical Training in Rural Communities in the State

(S.P. 508)  (L.D. 1462)
(C. "A" S-159)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, June 1, 2017, have preference in the Orders of the Day and continue with such preference until disposed of as provided by House Rule 502.

 

 

1.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

12.       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)

 

 

 

 

 

13.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

14.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

15.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

16.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

17.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

18.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

19.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

20.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

21.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

22.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

23.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

24.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

25.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

26.       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

(H.P. 1120)

 

TABLED - May 31, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - ADOPTION.

 

 

 

 

 

27.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-326) - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-327) - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Promote Workforce Participation" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 344)  (L.D. 481)

 

TABLED - May 31, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

28.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-329) - Minority (6) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 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)

 

TABLED - May 31, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

29.       HOUSE REPORT - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-321) - Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE on Bill "An Act To Ensure the Continuation of the Landowner Relations Program"

(H.P. 965)  (L.D. 1391)

 

TABLED - May 31, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

30.       Bill "An Act To Protect the Integrity of Maine Elections by Requiring Photographic Identification for the Purpose of Voting"

(H.P. 1122)  (L.D. 1627)

 

(Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested)

TABLED - June 1, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

31.       Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing James Montel, of Gardiner

(HLS 494)

 

TABLED - June 1, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GRANT of Gardiner.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

32.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (11) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (2) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-373) - Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Enhance Safety on College and University Campuses by Allowing Firearms To Be Carried on the Campuses of Public Colleges and Universities"

(H.P. 949)  (L.D. 1370)

 

TABLED - June 1, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

33.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-356) - Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT on Bill "An Act To Eliminate the Indexing of the Minimum Wage to Inflation"

(H.P. 558)  (L.D. 778)

 

TABLED - June 1, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

34.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-355) - Minority (3) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT on Bill "An Act Regarding the Dispensing of Naloxone Hydrochloride by Pharmacists"

(H.P. 1098)  (L.D. 1594)

 

TABLED - June 1, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

35.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (11) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (1) Ought to Pass - Committee on MARINE RESOURCES on Bill "An Act To Provide for an Elver Dealer's License for the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 913)  (L.D. 1316)

 

TABLED - June 1, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle.

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

 

 

 

 

 

36.       HOUSE REPORT - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-374) - Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY on Bill "An Act To Limit the Use of Pesticides on School Grounds"

(H.P. 130)  (L.D. 174)

 

TABLED - June 1, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

Monday, June 5, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Improve the Effectiveness of Notices Required by State Law"

(S.P. 580)  (L.D. 1630)

 

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

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Repeal the Law Permitting Advance Deposit Wagering"

(S.P. 581)  (L.D. 1631)

 

            Comes 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

Monday, June 5, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 204)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 2, 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 297, “An Act To Improve the Administration of Election Recounts.”

 

There are several provisions of this bill I believe will disenfranchise voters and candidates if they do not have the financial means to contest elections.  I believe the law as it exists today is sufficient and that to change the law in the way this bill proposes would be detrimental to our system of government.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 297 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying item An Act To Improve the Administration of Election Recounts

(H.P. 230)  (L.D. 297)
(C. "A" H-156)

 

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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

Monday, June 5, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 205)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 2, 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 422, "An Act To Create the Water Resources Planning Committee."

 

This bill requires multiple state agencies to meet at least quarterly with interest groups to evaluate Maine's water resources and applicable policies.  However, Maine's Executive Branch agencies already have authority to meet with each other and to engage stakeholders in policy evaluations.  In fact, the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has convened meetings with other agencies and stakeholders for many of the same purposes listed in this bill. 

 

It is far more appropriate for the agencies to bring stakeholders together for specific purposes when needed—as they do now—than to have arbitrary requirements for meeting frequency and attendance.  This legislation is simply unnecessary. 

 

For this reason, I return LD 422 unsigned and vetoed. I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying item An Act To Create the Water Resources Planning Committee

(H.P. 302)  (L.D. 422)
(C. "A" H-94)

 

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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

Monday, June 5, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 206)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 2, 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 457, “An Act to Repeal the Sunset Date on the Children’s Guardian Ad Litem Law.”

 

I am of the opinion that the Guardian Ad Litem Law should sunset.  I understand there is still a need to have a better guardian ad litem system in our state.  There is a tendency in the Legislature to pass a law, then to assume the problem is fixed.  I believe that is what happened when the Legislature passed the Guardian Ad Litem Law.  Because the system still needs to be fixed, I support the sunset of our current law so a new and serious debate can occur on what other options are available.

 

For this reason, I return LD 457 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying item An Act To Repeal the Sunset Date on the Children's Guardians Ad Litem Law (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 324)  (L.D. 457)
(C. "A" H-152)

 

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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

Monday, June 5, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 6

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 207)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 2, 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 943, "An Act Regarding the Cancellation of Subscription Services."

 

Four years have passed since the Legislature sustained my veto on this exact same issue.  Here we are in the 128th, and I am once again asking you to sustain my veto on this unnecessary, anti-business legislation.  Online commerce is widely used and extremely popular here in Maine.  As a result, businesses large and small are continuously improving their systems and procedures to keep pace with the demands of the marketplace. 

 

When this bill was introduced for public hearing earlier this session, not one person advocated for this legislation outside the bill's sponsor.  Isolated examples and anecdotes aside, implementing this law would make Maine less competitive and lead to unnecessary legal battles and more confusion for consumers.

 

LD 943 will make Maine an outlier and more expensive to do business in.  Many companies are already improving these types of processes because that's what customers are looking for.  If customer service remains poor, that company is unlikely to be in business for the long term.  We do not need to pass a law and interject new governmental regulations for this type of commercial activity.  LD 943 is unnecessary and yet another example of an attempted solution in search of a problem. 

 

For this reason, I return LD 943 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it yet again.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying item An Act Regarding the Cancellation of Subscription Services

(H.P. 671)  (L.D. 943)

 

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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

Monday, June 5, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 9

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Improve Animal Control in Maine"

(S.P. 533)  (L.D. 1508)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis
                                    DILL of Penobscot
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin

            Representatives:
                                    DUNPHY of Old Town
                                    BLACK of Wilton
                                    HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft
                                    KINNEY of Knox
                                    MARTIN of Sinclair
                                    McELWEE of Caribou
                                    O'NEIL of Saco
                                    SKOLFIELD of Weld

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-175) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    ACKLEY of Monmouth
                                    CHAPMAN of Brooksville

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

 

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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

Monday, June 5, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 10

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-184) on Bill "An Act To Improve Antihunger Programs in Maine Schools"

(S.P. 367)  (L.D. 1113)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MAKER of Washington
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    TURNER of Burlington

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-184).

 

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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

Monday, June 5, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 12

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-187) on Bill "An Act Regarding Telehealth"

(S.P. 304)  (L.D. 949)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset
                                    CARSON of Cumberland
                                    DOW of Lincoln

            Representatives:
                                    LAWRENCE of South Berwick
                                    BROOKS of Lewiston
                                    COLLINGS of Portland
                                    CRAIG of Brewer
                                    FOLEY of Wells
                                    MELARAGNO of Auburn
                                    PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield
                                    SANBORN of Portland
                                    WALLACE of Dexter

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    PRESCOTT of Waterboro

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-187).

 

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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

Monday, June 5, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 13

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-191) on Bill "An Act To Restore Judicial Discretion"

(S.P. 97)  (L.D. 309)

            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
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell
                                    RECKITT of South Portland
                                    SHERMAN of Hodgdon

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    GUERIN of Glenburn
                                    JOHANSEN of Monticello

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-191).

 

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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

Monday, June 5, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 14

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Allow an Income Tax Deduction for Interest Paid on Student Loans"

(S.P. 372)  (L.D. 1123)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DOW of Lincoln
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    TIPPING of Orono
                                    BICKFORD of Auburn
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    HILLIARD of Belgrade
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell
                                    POULIOT of Augusta
                                    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" (S-178) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHENETTE of York

            Representative:
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth

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

 

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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

Monday, June 5, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 15

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Repeal the Maine Personal Property Tax"

(S.P. 393)  (L.D. 1172)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DOW of Lincoln
                                    CHENETTE of York

            Representatives:
                                    TIPPING of Orono
                                    BICKFORD of Auburn
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    HILLIARD of Belgrade
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell
                                    POULIOT of Augusta
                                    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" (S-179) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

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

 

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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

Monday, June 5, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 16

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-181) on Bill "An Act To Require Remote Sellers To Collect and Remit Sales and Use Tax on Sales into Maine and To Provide Retailers a Collection Allowance"

(S.P. 483)  (L.D. 1405)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DOW of Lincoln
                                    CHENETTE of York
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    BICKFORD of Auburn
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    HILLIARD of Belgrade
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell
                                    POULIOT of Augusta
                                    STANLEY of Medway
                                    TERRY of Gorham
                                    WARD of Dedham

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-182) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    TIPPING of Orono

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-181).

 

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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

Monday, June 5, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 17

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-183) on Bill "An Act To Exempt from Sales Tax the Fee Associated with the Paint Stewardship Program"

(S.P. 561)  (L.D. 1597)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CHENETTE of York
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DOW of Lincoln

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-183).

 

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