Table of Contents

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

 


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The House Calendar

The Advance Journal and Calendar of the House of Representatives

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

49th Legislative Day

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Sara Bartlett, Alfred First Parish Church, UCC.

 

            National Anthem by Kristen Pooler, Gardiner.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 582)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that Bill, "An Act To Allow and Recognize a Legal Name Change upon Marriage," H.P. 126, L.D. 170, and all its accompanying papers, and Bill, "An Act To Prohibit Any Questions Regarding Criminal History on State Employment Applications," H.P. 221, L.D. 288, and all its accompanying papers, be recalled from the Governor's desk to the Senate.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Sustain and Attract Skilled Workers to Maine by Improving the Job Creation Through Educational Opportunity Program"

(S.P. 392)  (L.D. 1171)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-151) in the House on June 1, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Minority (5) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS was READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Confidentiality of Information in the Animal Welfare Laws"

(H.P. 998)  (L.D. 1446)

 

            Minority (5) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY READ and ACCEPTED in the House on June 1, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority (6) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-379) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Preserve the Economic Viability of Maine's Historic Properties"

(H.P. 803)  (L.D. 1140)

 

            Minority (6) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT READ and ACCEPTED in the House on June 1, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the 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" (H-345) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 203)

 

                        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 56, "An Act To Include 50ml and Smaller Liquor Bottles in the Laws Governing Returnable Containers."

 

I have several objections to this bill. The Legislature purports to care about how each dollar entrusted to the state is spent, yet this bill was exempted from scrutiny by the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee despite the cost for implementation that it imposes, which totals over $1 million. I am troubled by the precedent this bill sets; it suggests that any time a legislator identifies a pet cause that needs funding, they should raid the state's liquor business. That type of thinking has gotten the state into financial trouble in the past, and it runs counter to the steps this Administration has taken to strengthen the liquor contract, which is now producing tens of millions of dollars more a year to fund state government and enable us to pay back the hospital debt. This bill takes us in the wrong direction.

 

If proponents of this bill are truly concerned about the litter caused by discarded 50ml bottles on the side of the road, they have two options: either increase penalties for discarding these bottles or discontinue sales of these bottles all together.

 

The case to increase the penalty for discarding 50ml alcohol bottles on the side of the road is clear. In speaking with members of the public and in law enforcement about this issue, they have informed me that 50ml containers on the side of the road often result from consumption inside a moving vehicle. Whether consumed by the driver or a passenger in a vehicle, in violation of Maine law, this is dangerous, illegal and unacceptable. The behavior is more egregious because the act of discarding the bottle out the window is merely an attempt to eliminate the evidence of the crime. I cannot condone this unlawful behavior, and I believe increased penalties are warranted.

 

Last week I vetoed LD 671, which sought to ease penalties on license suspension for people who have been caught driving while drunk. I am becoming concerned the Legislature does not take drunk driving seriously and is unwilling to protect the public from such reckless behavior. In this bill, the Legislature has once again failed to seek penalties for those creating the threat to public safety.

 

Absent increased penalties, which this bill failed to impose, an alternative approach is to discontinue the sale of 50ml bottles containing alcohol all together. If this bill passes, I have directed the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations to work with the Liquor and Lottery Commission to delist these products for sale in Maine.

 

Rather than support this costly bill, which will not reduce drunk driving and does nothing to curb the destruction of evidence through littering, I return LD 56 to you 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 Include 50 Milliliter and Smaller Liquor Bottles in the Laws Governing Returnable Containers

(H.P. 43)  (L.D. 56)
(H. "A" H-132 to C. "A" H-107)

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 208)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-4)

 

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 1055, "An Act To Update the Statutes Under Which Maine's Credit Unions Are Chartered."

 

With their tax-exempt status, credit unions enjoy a significant competitive advantage over banks.  This bill would expand that competitive advantage inappropriately by increasing the amount of total surplus a credit union may invest in real estate from 50 to 60 percent and by eliminating the requirement for a guaranty fund.  I believe in a level playing field for economic competitors. 

 

For this reason, I return LD 1055 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-4)  The accompanying item An Act To Update the Statutes under Which Maine's Credit Unions Are Chartered

(H.P. 738)  (L.D. 1055)
(C. "A" H-142)

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 209)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-6)

 

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 1085, "An Act To Amend the Requirements for Licensure as an Independent Practice Dental Hygienist."

 

While I support this bill's lowering of a barrier to entry into the dental hygienist profession—by reducing the number of experience hours a holder of an associate's degree needs from 5,000 to 2,000—I do not believe this change should be retroactive. 

 

For this reason, I return LD 1085 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-6)  The accompanying item An Act To Amend the Requirements for Licensure as an Independent Practice Dental Hygienist (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 763)  (L.D. 1085)
(C. "A" H-119)

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Matthew H. Suslovic, of Portland, a senior at Casco Bay High School, who is a recipient of a 2017 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Matthew on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 375)

 

 

            (5-2)  Andrew P. Penk, of Westbrook, a senior at Cheverus 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 Andrew on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 376)

 

 

            (5-3)  Ludiya Abdalla, of Portland, a senior at 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 Ludiya on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 377)

 

 

            (5-4)  Spencer M. Todd, of Portland, a senior at Deering 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 Spencer on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 378)

 

 

            (5-5)  James LeBlanc, of Fairfield, a senior at Lawrence 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 James on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 379)

 

 

            (5-6)  Mason Cooper, of Fairfield, a senior at Lawrence High School and a member of the boys varsity basketball team, who was named the Morning Sentinel Boys Basketball Player of the Year.  We extend to Mason our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 380)

 

 

            (5-7)  Mason Cooper, of Fairfield, a student at Lawrence High School and a member of the boys basketball team, who recently scored his 1,000th career point.  We extend to Mason our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 381)

 

 

            (5-8)  Kiana Letourneau, of Fairfield, who has been named the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal Girls Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year.  We extend to Kiana our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 382)

 

 

            (5-9)  Howard E. Francis, of Lee, a senior at Lee 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 Howard on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 383)

 

 

            (5-10)  Rosanna V. Morel, of Vinalhaven, a senior at Vinalhaven 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 Rosanna on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 384)

 

 

            (5-11)  Carl "Butch" Taylor, of Cushing, who is stepping down from the Georges River Regional Shellfish Management Committee after 21 years of service.  We extend to Mr. Taylor our appreciation for his service and offer him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 385)

 

 

            (5-12)  Adrianna R. Adams, of North Haven, a senior at North Haven Community 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 Adrianna on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 386)

 

 

            (5-13)  Carolyn Graves, of Old Orchard Beach, a senior at Old Orchard Beach 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 Carolyn on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 387)

 

 

            (5-14)  Hunter Curtis, of Richmond, a senior at Richmond 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 Hunter on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 388)

 

 

            (5-15)  Beth Ann Sauffler, of Georgetown, who is retiring after 20 years of teaching at Georgetown Central School and 36 years in education overall.  We extend to Ms. Sauffler our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 389)

 

 

            (5-16)  Lloyd Coombs, of Woolwich, who has received a Spirit of America Foundation Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the foundation presents awards to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We send our congratulations to Mr. Coombs on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 390)

 

 

            (5-17)  Gary Getchell, of Dresden, who has received a Spirit of America Foundation Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the foundation presents awards to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We send our congratulations to Mr. Getchell on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 391)

 

 

            (5-18)  Perrin Davidson, of Freeport, a senior at Freeport 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 Perrin on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 392)

 

 

            (5-19)  Tom Sheehan, of Georgetown, who has received a Spirit of America Foundation Award.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the foundation presents awards to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We send our congratulations to Mr. Sheehan on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 393)

 

 

            (5-20)  Claire M. Reid, of Harpswell, a senior at The Maine Girls' 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 Claire on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 394)

 

 

            (5-21)  Joel Kahn, of Portland, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Deering High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Joel on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 395)

 

 

            (5-22)  Alex Smith, of Portland, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Deering High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Alex on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 396)

 

 

            (5-23)  Maximillian Howard, of Belfast, who has won a Veterans of Foreign Wars 2016-2017 National Voice of Democracy Scholarship.  The Voice of Democracy is a national essay contest for high school students in grades 9 through 12 to foster patriotism, allowing students the opportunity to voice their opinions in a short audio essay based on a set theme.  We extend to Maximillian our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 397)

 

 

            (5-24)  Riley Sluzenski, of Charlotte, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Calais High School.  Riley 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 Riley on her receiving these honors;

 

(SLS 398)

 

 

            (5-25)  Delayne Hold, of Calais, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Calais High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Delayne on her receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 399)

 

 

            (5-26)  Gabriel Logan Hunnewell, of Alexander, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Woodland Junior-Senior High School.  We extend to Gabriel our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 400)

 

 

            (5-27)  Sophia Faith McDonald, of Baileyville, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Woodland Junior-Senior High School.  We extend to Sophia our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 401)

 

 

            (5-28)  Colleen DeMaris, of Milo, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Penquis Valley High School.  We extend to Colleen our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 402)

 

 

            (5-29)  Jordan Durant, of Brownville, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Penquis Valley High School.  We extend to Jordan our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 403)

 

 

            (5-30)  Arissa Shaw, of Lewiston, a senior at Lewiston 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 Arissa on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 404)

 

 

            (5-31)  the Top Ten students of the 2017 graduating class of Monmouth Academy, in Monmouth:  Kelsea Blanton, ranked 1st; Caroline Balano-Stott, ranked 2nd; Briana Moody; Hunter Richardson; Daniel Martin; Rebecca Bero; Avery Gagne; Amelia Freeman; Emmeline Willey; and Rhiannon Dumond.  We send them our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 405)

 

 

            (5-32)  the Top Ten students of the 2017 graduating class of Maranacook Community High School, in Readfield:  Molly Searway, valedictorian; Nathan Delmar, salutatorian; Mair Guillemette; Anthony Tamborini; Abigail Despres; Rachel Tooth; Leah Pouliot; Camille Kavanah; Olivia Plourde; and Justin Freeman.  We send them our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 406)

 

 

            (5-33)  Jean De Dieu Ndayishimiye, of Westbrook, a senior at Westbrook 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 Jean on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 407)

 

 

            (5-34)  Carolyn Graves, of Old Orchard Beach, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Old Orchard Beach High School.  We extend to Carolyn our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 408)

 

 

            (5-35)  the Top Ten Percent of students of the 2017 graduating class of Brewer High School, in Brewer:  Irene Neal, valedictorian; Alexxis Hinkley, salutatorian; Alexandra Mower; Courtney Pearson; Sarah Maxsimic; Lia Johnson; Jade D'Salva; Collin Averill; Madison Bean; Cassandra Roberts; Cooper Walsh; George Alexander Maxsimic; Samuel Gardner; and Gretchen Wright.  We send them our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 409)

 

 

            (5-36)  Joshua Jones, of Weston, who has earned the distinction of being named First Honor Essayist of the 2017 graduating class of East Grand School.  We extend to Joshua our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 410)

 

 

            (5-37)  Paige Young, of Weston, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of East Grand School.  We extend to Paige our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 411)

 

 

            (5-38)  Hannah Crone, of Danforth, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of East Grand School.  We extend to Hannah our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 412)

 

 

            (5-39)  Alex Thomas Cote, of Minot, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 007, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  For his Eagle Scout project, Alex collected an estimated $5,200 in hygiene and nonperishable items for homeless veterans attending the Homeless Veteran Stand Down at the Togus VA Medical Center.  We extend our congratulations to Alex on this achievement;

 

(SLS 414)

 

 

            (5-40)  Brenda White, of Freeport, who is retiring after 33 years of service as a school nurse for Regional School Unit 5.  We extend to Ms. White our appreciation for her service to the youth of the State and offer her our congratulations on her retirement;

 

(HLS 500)

Presented by Speaker GIDEON of Freeport.

Cosponsored by Senator CARSON of Cumberland.

 

 

            (5-41)  Brooke-Lynn Hinkley, of Kingfield, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Mount Abram High School.  We extend to Brooke-Lynn our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 506)

Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Representative SKOLFIELD of Weld.

 

 

            (5-42)  Brianna Hinkley, of Kingfield, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Mount Abram High School.  We extend to Brianna our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 507)

Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Representative SKOLFIELD of Weld.

 

 

            (5-43)  Laura Woodman, of Fort Fairfield, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Fort Fairfield Middle/High School.  We extend to Laura our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 508)

Presented by Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-44)  Ryan Player, of Fort Fairfield, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Fort Fairfield Middle/High School.  We extend to Ryan our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 509)

Presented by Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-45)  Breann Clayton, of Easton, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Easton High School.  We extend to Breann our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 510)

Presented by Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-46)  Elise Allen, of Easton, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Easton High School.  We extend to Elise our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 511)

Presented by Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-47)  Aliyah Triplett, of Limestone, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class of Limestone Community School.  We extend to Aliyah our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 512)

Presented by Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-48)  Rebecca Dillenbeck, of Limestone, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class of Limestone Community School.  We extend to Rebecca our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 513)

Presented by Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-49)  Paul Marshall Wilbur, of Hermon, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who served in World War II in the Pacific Theater.  Mr. Wilbur worked in sales and service for 42 years at Kinney Duplicator Company, Gass Office Products and Pine Tree Business Machine of Brewer, which he founded.  He belonged to and was Chaplain of the Marine Corps League Greater Bangor Area Detachment #1151, was Chaplain of American Legion Post #200 in Hermon and was Chaplain of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4633 in Hampden.  He served on Hermon's Board of Appeals, Charter Commission and Town Council and with the Volunteer Fire Department.  He was a member and a Past Master of Lynde Lodge #174, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, for almost 60 years.  He was a Past Patron of Jonathan Hunt Chapter #9 Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Anah Shriners and a member of Independent Order of Odd Fellows Triumph Lodge #119, where he served as Treasurer for 25 years, past District Deputy and past Noble Grand.  He volunteered for the Eastern Agency on Aging, for which he delivered Meals for ME, repaired wheelchairs at the Bangor Mall and helped with home maintenance.  He also volunteered for over 25 years at Cole Land Transportation Museum in the Veteran Interview Program.  Mr. Wilbur will be long remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 68 years, Phyllis, by his family and friends and by all those whose lives he touched;

 

(SLS 413)

 

 

            (5-50)  Shirley A. Damren, of Belgrade.  Mrs. Damren worked for many years as cook and nutritionist for the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program, catered official dinners and social events for Colby College and served as a longtime volunteer and coordinator with the Evening Sandwich Program in Waterville, as well as a volunteer at the Inland Hospital gift shop.  Mrs. Damren was a lifetime communicant of St. Mark's Episcopal Church.  She was also a longtime member of the Martha Washington Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Red Hat Society.  Mrs. Damren will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends;

 

(HLS 514)

Presented by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-190) on Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study the Phase-out of Subminimum Wage

(S.P. 371)  (L.D. 1117)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BELLOWS of Kennebec

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VOLK of Cumberland
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

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

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

 

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            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-170) on Bill "An Act To Provide Stability and Continuity in the Department of Education"

(S.P. 120)  (L.D. 379)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DESCHAMBAULT of York

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis
                                    KEIM of Oxford

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

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

 

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Amend Education Statutes"

(S.P. 537)  (L.D. 1531)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MAKER of Washington
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-185) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

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

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-185).

 

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-410) on Bill "An Act To Include Additional Corrections Officers under the 1998 Special Plan for Retirement and To Amend the Laws Governing Retirement Benefits for Capitol Police Officers"

(H.P. 942)  (L.D. 1365)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BREEN of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford
                                    KATZ of Kennebec

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

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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-408) on Bill "An Act To Maintain the Current Number of Appointees to the Maine Arts Commission"

(H.P. 697)  (L.D. 996)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MAKER of Washington

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

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Provide Flexibility for Education Technology Programs in Maine Schools" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1106)  (L.D. 1603)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MAKER of Washington
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

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

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            (6-7)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act Concerning Guardians Ad Litem and Determinations Regarding the Best Interest of a Child in Custodial Relative Caregiver Cases"

(H.P. 309)  (L.D. 429)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    KEIM of Oxford
                                    HILL of York
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-412) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    JOHANSEN of Monticello

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            (6-8)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Protect Political Speech and Prevent Climate Change Policy Profiling"

(H.P. 551)  (L.D. 771)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    KEIM of Oxford
                                    HILL of York
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    JOHANSEN of Monticello

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            (6-9)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Hold Refugee Resettlement Agencies Accountable to Maine People"

(H.P. 596)  (L.D. 847)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    KEIM of Oxford
                                    HILL of York
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-413) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    JOHANSEN of Monticello

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            (6-10)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-414) on Bill "An Act To Require Disclosures Relating to the Sale of Residential Real Property Accessible Only by a Private Way"

(H.P. 620)  (L.D. 871)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    KEIM of Oxford
                                    HILL of York
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    JOHANSEN of Monticello

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            (6-11)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act for Providers across Multiple Sectors To Inquire of Clients and Customers about Former Military Service"

(H.P. 204)  (L.D. 271)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    COLLINS of York

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-406) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook

            Representatives:
                                    HANINGTON of Lincoln
                                    HICKMAN of Winthrop

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            (6-12)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-407) on Bill "An Act Regarding Mental Health Care for Maine Veterans"

(H.P. 853)  (L.D. 1231)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook
                                    COLLINS of York

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin

            Representatives:
                                    DILLINGHAM of Oxford
                                    FARRIN of Norridgewock

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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. 133)  (L.D. 406) Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Joint Use of Certain Utility and Telecommunications Infrastructure"  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-177)

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 366)  (L.D. 1112) Bill "An Act Regarding the Maternal and Infant Death Review Panel"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-189)

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 406)  (L.D. 1212) Bill "An Act To Amend the Definition of 'Eligible Business Equipment' for the Purposes of the Business Equipment Tax Exemption Program"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-180)

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 469)  (L.D. 678) Bill "An Act To Protect Students from Identity Theft"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-409)

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 561)  (L.D. 781) Bill "An Act To Support the Trades through a Tax Credit for Apprenticeship Programs"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-416)

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 575)  (L.D. 795) Bill "An Act To Require the Text of a Direct Initiative To Be Printed on the Ballot"  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-404)

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 917)  (L.D. 1323) Bill "An Act To Amend the Direct Initiative Signature Gathering Process"  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-405)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 97: Private Non-Medical Institution Services, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services

(H.P. 941)  (L.D. 1364)
(S. "A" S-164)

 

 

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

 

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Acts

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Address Student Hunger with a "Breakfast after the Bell" Program

(S.P. 254)  (L.D. 809)
(C. "A" S-163)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

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

 

 

1.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       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)

 

 

 

 

 

11.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

12.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

13.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

14.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

15.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

16.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

17.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

18.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

19.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

20.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

21.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

22.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

23.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

24.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

25.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

26.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

27.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

28.       Bill "An Act To Prohibit a Person from Providing False Testimony to a Committee of the Legislature"

(H.P. 599)  (L.D. 850)

 

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

- In Senate, 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.

TABLED - June 5, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

29.       Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Audrey Jordan, of Whitefield

(SLS 369)

 

- In Senate, READ and PASSED.

TABLED - June 5, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative VACHON of Scarborough.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

30.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (12) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (1) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-395) - Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Create Education Savings Accounts for Maine Students"

(H.P. 794)  (L.D. 1131)

 

TABLED - June 5, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

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

 

 

 

 

 

31.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-383) - Minority (6) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Protect Substance-exposed Infants"

(H.P. 746)  (L.D. 1063)

 

TABLED - June 5, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

32.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Report "A" (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-401) - Report "B" (5) Ought Not to Pass - Report "C" (1) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-402) - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Reduce Child Poverty by Leveraging Investments in Families Today"

(H.P. 1014)  (L.D. 1475)

 

TABLED - June 5, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF ANY REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

33.       HOUSE REPORT - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-389) - Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT on Bill "An Act To Increase Fines for Certain Wage and Benefits Violations"

(H.P. 705)  (L.D. 1004)

 

TABLED - June 5, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE REPORT. (Roll Call Ordered)

 

 

 

 

 

34.       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)

 

TABLED - June 5, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

35.       An Act To Remove Barriers to Professional Licensing for Veterans

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

 

TABLED - June 5, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED. (Roll Call Ordered)

 

 

 

 

 

36.       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)

 

- In House, Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED on May 17, 2017.

TABLED - June 5, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

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

 

 

 

 

 

37.       Bill "An Act To Repeal the Law Permitting Advance Deposit Wagering"

(S.P. 581)  (L.D. 1631)

 

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS.

TABLED - June 5, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - REFERENCE IN CONCURRENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

38.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (11) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-183) - Minority (1) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on TAXATION on Bill "An Act To Exempt from Sales Tax the Fee Associated with the Paint Stewardship Program"

(S.P. 561)  (L.D. 1597)

 

- 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-183).

TABLED - June 5, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BILLS RECALLED FROM GOVERNOR

 

(Pursuant to Joint Order - House Paper 1125)

 

1.         An Act To Increase the Penalties for Hunting Deer over Bait

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

 

- In House, PASSED TO BE ENACTED on May 23, 2017.

- In Senate, PASSED TO BE ENACTED on May 24, 2017.

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE June 21, 2017

 

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

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

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 212)

 

                        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 459, "Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 3: Maine Clean Election Act and Related Provisions, a Major Substantive Rule of the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices."

 

My primary opposition to this resolve is the amendment.  I believe a candidate who wishes to participate in "Clean Elections" should be responsible to collect the qualifying contributions.  The candidate should not leave that task up to volunteers.  Because this resolve contemplates volunteers collecting contributions, I cannot support it.

 

For this reason, I return LD 459 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 Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 3:  Maine Clean Election Act and Related Provisions, a Major Substantive Rule of the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 326)  (L.D. 459)
(C. "A" H-183)

 

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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

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 213)

 

                        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 613, "An Act To Protect Job Applicants from Identity Theft."

 

This bill adds the word "benefits" to the list of items that individuals can refuse to provide their Social Security number for.  The law is now unclear as to whether the current protections are adequate to protect a person if they refuse to write their Social Security number on a job application.

 

Employers must collect and employees must provide Social Security numbers at several stages of the employment process: on background or credit check authorization forms, federal and state income tax withholding forms, federal I-9 work authorization forms, health insurance forms and other benefits paperwork.

 

I am a strong advocate of personal privacy. In this day and age, especially with hacking, ransomware and data breaches increasingly common occurrences, employers should limit their collection and use of Social Security numbers to matters already expressly authorized in law.  This is common sense.  When such a request is not authorized by law, then an individual has the right to refuse to provide it.  That, too, requires no law. It is taking responsibility for your personal privacy.

 

For this reason, I return LD 613 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 Protect Job Applicants from Identity Theft

(H.P. 429)  (L.D. 613)
(C. "B" H-117)

 

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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

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 214)

 

                        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 917, "Resolve, To Require a Review of the State Employee and Teacher Retirement Plan."

 

I fully support the goals of the proposed review. We are overdue to reform Maine's retirement system to improve portability that allows greater movement for skilled employees into and out of jobs in state government and in our schools. The threat of penalties from the federal government by limiting eligibility for Social Security does not allow optimal recruitment and workforce mobility. With Maine's demographic challenges and labor shortage, now it is more important than ever to ensure we remove such barriers.

 

I cannot support this bill, however, as it is a directive without providing resources to get the job done. The Legislature recently authorized a similar review to that which is proposed in this bill. That review was completed, and sound recommendations were made; yet it was never acted upon. We already know what needs to be done, I call on the Legislature to take steps to implement it. This is not the time for another unfunded study—this is the time for action.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 917 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 Resolve, To Require a Review of the State Employee and Teacher Retirement Plan (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 645)  (L.D. 917)
(C. "A" H-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

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 215)

 

                        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 1079, "An Act to Provide a Defense to Criminal Prosecution for Persons Reporting a Drug-related Medical Emergency."

 

This bill would allow those who witness an overdose to successfully argue in court that they should have immunity from any unlawful possession of schedule drugs if they sought medical assistance for someone who was experiencing an overdose. 

 

This bill and those like it that propose immunity for drug users make me wonder, "What's next?"  Would these people actually let their friends die in order to avoid a misdemeanor offense that probably would go unprosecuted anyway?  I believe the answer to this question would be "no." 

 

It has long been known that a good way to get drug users off drugs is for them to get into the criminal justice system.  Once arrested, drug users can qualify for drug court and the treatment and hope that can be found in that program.  If this bill were to pass, it would be a deterrent for law enforcement officers to arrest someone who called in an overdose.  That person would then not be able to benefit from the help that can be found once arrested. 

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1079 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 Provide a Defense to Criminal Prosecution for Persons Reporting a Drug-related Medical Emergency

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

 

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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

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 585)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING JUNE 17, 2017 AS DESTROYER ESCORT DAY

 

            WHEREAS, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War called upon thousands of America's young men to join in the fight by land, sea and air to restore freedom and peace throughout the world; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Destroyer Escort was designed for use in World War II as an anti-submarine vessel to provide a lifeline for Allied forces by protecting convoys from the U-Boat menace in the Atlantic and was used extensively in surface-to-surface combat, shelling shores for invasions and many other assignments; and

 

            WHEREAS, in recognition of the lives lost in these endeavors, and in commendation of the bravery and valor of the sailors of the Destroyer Escorts, the Destroyer Escort Association will host a special ceremony in Lewiston to honor the sailors of the Destroyer Escorts of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War with special tribute paid to those who lost their lives with their ships; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to recognize June 17, 2017 as Destroyer Escort Day throughout the State of Maine in commemoration of the valiant sailors who risked and often gave their lives for peace and freedom worldwide.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

 

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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

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 6

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 583)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that Bill, "An Act To Provide a Definition of "Primary Residence" for Purposes of Property Tax Abatements Based on Hardship or Poverty," S.P. 401, L.D. 1180, and all its accompanying papers, be recalled from the Governor's desk to the Senate.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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