Table of Contents

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

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

51st Legislative Day

Thursday, June 8, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Honorable Betty A. Austin, Skowhegan.

 

            National Anthem by Nor'easters Barbershop Chorus, Bath.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Establish the Manufacturing Jobs Energy Program"

(S.P. 586)  (L.D. 1632)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY and ordered printed.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Provide Stability and Continuity in the Department of Education"

(S.P. 120)  (L.D. 379)

 

            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" (S-170) in the House on June 6, 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 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT was READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Provide Maine Landlords Advance Notice of Water Disconnection Postings"

(H.P. 1038)  (L.D. 1514)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY READ and ACCEPTED in the House on May 30, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority (5) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-273) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Prevent Tax Haven Abuse"

(H.P. 564)  (L.D. 784)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on TAXATION READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-169) in the House on May 31, 2017.

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Adjust Times of Operation for Establishments That Serve Alcohol"

(H.P. 781)  (L.D. 1107)

 

            Majority (8) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-266) in the House on May 31, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority (5) 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 Amend Education Statutes"

(S.P. 537)  (L.D. 1531)

 

            Majority (8) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS READ and ACCEPTED in the House on June 6, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Minority (5) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS was READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-185) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 486)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

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 832, "Act to Carry Out the Will of the People of the State of Maine by Ensuring the Issuance of Bonds To Support the Independence of Maine's Seniors."

 

What LD 832 proposes is not simply to force the Executive to issue a handful of currently authorized, but unissued bonds. Rather, this bill is a complete overhaul of Maine's entire bonding process that would apply to "all general obligations bonds," both past and future. This is a major departure from our current bonding process that must be carefully considered.

 

When the Legislature wishes to borrow through a general obligation bond, the Maine State Constitution proscribes how this must be done: voters must be asked via a state-wide ballot if they would authorize the proposed borrowing. This is a process that must be followed scrupulously. Furthermore, federal tax law is overlaid on this entire process so these bonds may be properly registered by the Internal Revenue Service in order to enjoy tax-exempt status. In addition to these legal considerations, there are the practical considerations of the market-those entities that actually purchase the state's bonds.

 

Any departure from our current bonding process creates market uncertainties. Those who purchase our state's debt will have their own financial questions regarding the soundness of this new process. Market uncertainties only mean one thing: financial risk. That risk will be cured by increasing the cost of borrowing for the people of Maine.

 

Currently, the state does not issue bonds until the funds are needed. There are a host of reasons why that is the case, included among them are the Internal Revenue Service's arbitrage requirements. This bill, however, simply says that the Governor shall authorize the issuance of bonds. There is no consideration given to timing other than the very limited, enumerated exceptions set forth in this bill. Arbitrage requirements, however, do not appear in this list.

 

More concerning, however, are the constitutional infirmities this bill suffers. The first constitutional issue is the discreet problem caused by the retroactive application of this bill. LD 832 seeks to eliminate the Executive's discretion, completely altering the process of issuing bonds. What supporters of this bill fail to recognize is that currently authorized bonds themselves set forth the Executive's role in the issuance of those same bonds, a role that has received the approval of the voters. This bill seeks to alter that role retroactively via a simple legislative enactment--one that cannot withstand constitutional scrutiny.

 

It is a long-held principle that bonds cannot be amended without sending the amendment itself out to the voters. Simply put, already authorized bonds were approved by the voters and contain a process for issuance of those bonds that includes the Executive's exercise of discretion. That issuance process cannot be amended by a simple legislative enactment. The only way to alter a bond that has received the approval of the voters is to send the amendment itself to the voters. This bill does not do that and cannot amend already authorized bonds retroactively.

 

Most concerning, constitutionally, is this bill's impermissible exercise of Executive power by the Legislature. Under this proposal, the Executive would be stripped of all discretion related to the issuance of these bonds and, rather, the Governor would be commanded to issue bonds by the Legislature through the use of the word "shall." Five enumerated exceptions follow this blanket command, with the Treasurer, an agent of the Legislature, determining if three of these exceptions apply. The two other exceptions would be fact-specific occurrences outside of the discretion of the Executive. This legislative enactment, however, would be an impermissible exercise of the executive power by the Legislature by commandeering the Executive and ordering the Governor to act without discretion.

 

Those buying our debt expect the full faith and credit of state to stand behind these general obligation bonds, and only the Executive stands in a position to speak for the entire state-not a bicameral body comprised of 186 separate members. The Governor occupies a full-time position with constant access to information and the ability to execute on a decision, unlike Maine's part­time Legislature that is adjourned for months at a time. The Executive is the only logical place where the authority to issue bonds should reside.

 

This bill, however, would constitute the Legislature exercising the Executive's discretion by dictating how and when the decision to issue bonds must take place. The doctrine of separation of powers, however, specifies that one branch of government cannot exercise the authority of another branch.

 

Clearly, this bill does not withstand constitutional scrutiny and cannot succeed in stripping the Executive of this authority. However, if allowed to go into law, this bill will certainly succeed in creating legal and market uncertainty for past and future bonds. This is nothing more than an unconstitutional power grab by one branch of government to use as a political bludgeon against another branch. Questions of separation of powers between branches of government can only be finally determined by our state's highest court. Until that determination, all general obligation bonds would proceed under a legal cloud.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 832 unsigned and vetoed. I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying item An Act To Carry Out the Will of the People of the State of Maine by Ensuring the Issuance of Bonds To Support the Independence of Maine's Seniors

(S.P. 278)  (L.D. 832)
(C. "A" S-33; H. "A" H-186)

 

            In Senate, June 7, 2017, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same, pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: 'Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?'

 

            26 voted in favor and 9 against, and 26 being more than 2/3 of the members present and voting, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the veto was overridden.

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 219)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

June 7, 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:"

 

Energy, Utilities and Technology

L.D. 1342       An Act Regarding Grid-scale Wind Energy Development

 

Health and Human Services

L.D. 567         An Act To Ensure Timely Expenditure of Federal Funds in the Department of Health and Human Services

 

Taxation

L.D. 1618       An Act To Support Maine's Working Families through Universal Child Care

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 222)

 

STATE OF Maine

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

6 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0006

 

June 2, 2017

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Amy F. Volk, Senate Chair

Honorable Ryan M. Fecteau, House Chair

Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

Honorable David C. Woodsome, Senate Chair

Honorable Seth A. Berry, House Chair

Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology

100 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Re:      2017 Attorney General Report to the Legislature
Under the Petroleum Market Share Act

 

Dear President Thibodeau, Speaker Gideon, Senators Volk and Woodsome, and Representatives Fecteau and Berry:

 

I am pleased to make this report in accordance with the Petroleum Market Share Act (P.M.S.A.), 10 M.R.S. §1677.  The P.M.S.A. requires the Attorney General to make a report to the Legislature describing the concentration of retail outlets in the State, including a recommendation as to whether additional legislation is needed to further limit or curtail the activity of refiners operating retail outlets.

 

Enclosed is a report describing concentration of retail outlets in the State.  The report, which is based on data collected from wholesalers of both motor fuel oil and home heating oil, includes maps depicting relative concentration in designated markets throughout the State.  This report is also available on the Attorney General’s website at:  http://www.maine.gov/ag/docs/PMSA%20Report%202015-2016.pdf.

 

Since no refiners of petroleum products operate retail outlets in this State, we recommend no legislation to limit or curtail such operations.

 

I appreciate this opportunity to provide this information and hope it is useful.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/JANET T. MILLS

ATTORNEY GENERAL

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Establish Ordinances Banning or Restricting Marijuana Caregivers within 500 Feet of a School" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1129)  (L.D. 1636)

 

Sponsored by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

Cosponsored by Representatives: HANLEY of Pittston, HARRINGTON of Sanford, PIERCE of Dresden, Senators: CUSHING of Penobscot, VITELLI of Sagadahoc.

Approved for introduction by a majority of the Legislative Council pursuant to Joint Rule 205.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  the Top Students of the 2017 graduating class of Shead High School, in Eastport:  Kaylie Robertson, valedictorian; Matthew Harris, salutatorian; Kneviah Newcomb; Mackenzie Hansen; Katelyn Mitchell; and Holly Preston.  We send them our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 431)

 

 

            (5-2)  the Top Ten students of the 2017 graduating class of Old Town High School, in Old Town:  Allison Ketch, Kaylee Meserve, Jacob Ketch, Drew St. Jean, Brooke Sulinski, Isabel Larsen, Nate St. Jean, Joshua Hamilton, Nicholas Feero and Natalie St. Louis.  We send them our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 432)

 

 

            (5-3)  Richard Stanhope, of Machiasport, to whom the Town of Machiasport has dedicated its Town Report for his years of volunteer service to the town and its citizens.  We extend to Mr. Stanhope our appreciation for his service and our best wishes;

 

(SLS 433)

 

 

            (5-4)  Levi Brown, of Bethel, who is retiring as Principal of Crescent Park Elementary School.  Mr. Brown worked as a physical education teacher at Telstar Middle/High School beginning in August 1984 before moving to Crescent Park Elementary School in September 1991, where he worked as a physical education teacher before becoming Teaching Principal in September 2006.  We extend to Mr. Brown our appreciation for his service to the youth of the State and offer him our congratulations on his retirement.

 

(SLS 434)

 

 

            (5-5)  Heather Doherty, of Dexter, a teacher at Piscataquis Community Secondary School, who has received the 2017 Outstanding Conservation Educator of the Year Award from the Board of Supervisors of the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District for her dedication to teaching students about the environment, conservation biology and the deep-rooted value of natural resources to the area.  We extend to Mrs. Doherty our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 435)

 

 

            (5-6)  the Winslow High School Boys Track and Field Team, of Winslow, which won the Class B State 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 436)

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass on Bill "An Act To Transfer the Authority To Issue Nonconcealed Firearm Permits in Certain Cases from the Department of Public Safety to the Office of the Governor"

(S.P. 559)  (L.D. 1585)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    WARREN of Hallowell
                                    COREY of Windham
                                    GERRISH of Lebanon
                                    GROHMAN of Biddeford
                                    LONGSTAFF of Waterville
                                    MAREAN of Hollis
                                    TALBOT ROSS of Portland

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    HERRICK of Paris
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    RECKITT of South Portland

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.

 

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            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-155) on Bill "An Act To Restore Public Health Nursing Services" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 362)  (L.D. 1108)

            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

            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-155).

 

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Exempt a Person under 18 Years of Age from the Requirement To Wear a Helmet While on an All-terrain Vehicle in Certain Circumstances"

(S.P. 21)  (L.D. 41)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook

            Representatives:
                                    DUCHESNE of Hudson
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    MASON of Lisbon
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    WOOD of Greene

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-207) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    ALLEY of Beals
                                    LYFORD of Eddington
                                    REED of Carmel
                                    STEARNS of Guilford

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

 

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-198) on Bill "An Act To Protect Homeowners from Improper Foreclosure Fees"

(S.P. 350)  (L.D. 1047)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HILL of York

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    KEIM of Oxford
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset

            Representatives:
                                    BRADSTREET of Vassalboro
                                    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-198).

 

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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-209) on Bill "An Act To Restore the Tip Credit to Maine's Minimum Wage Law"

(S.P. 235)  (L.D. 673)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VOLK of Cumberland
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    FECTEAU of Biddeford
                                    AUSTIN of Gray
                                    BATES of Westbrook
                                    DUNPHY of Old Town
                                    HANDY of Lewiston
                                    LOCKMAN of Amherst
                                    MASTRACCIO of Sanford
                                    STETKIS of Canaan
                                    VACHON of Scarborough

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BELLOWS of Kennebec

            Representative:
                                    SYLVESTER of Portland

            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-209).

 

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on MARINE RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-200) on Bill "An Act To Improve the Enforcement of Maine's Lobster Laws"

(S.P. 190)  (L.D. 575)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MAKER of Washington
                                    VITELLI of Sagadahoc

            Representatives:
                                    KUMIEGA of Deer Isle
                                    ALLEY of Beals
                                    BATTLE of South Portland
                                    BLUME of York
                                    HAGGAN of Hampden
                                    HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor
                                    SIMMONS of Waldoboro
                                    TUELL of East Machias

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-201) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin

            Representative:
                                    SUTTON of Warren

            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-200).

 

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            (6-7)  Majority Report of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-451) on Bill "An Act To Protect Maine's Forest Rangers"

(H.P. 9)  (L.D. 8)

            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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    ACKLEY of Monmouth
                                    CHAPMAN of Brooksville
                                    SKOLFIELD of Weld

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            (6-8)  Majority Report of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-446) on Bill "An Act To Amend the Animal Welfare Laws To Add Provisions Relating to the Surrender of Animals"

(H.P. 1097)  (L.D. 1593)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin

            Representatives:
                                    BLACK of Wilton
                                    HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft
                                    KINNEY of Knox
                                    McELWEE of Caribou
                                    SKOLFIELD of Weld

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DILL of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    DUNPHY of Old Town
                                    ACKLEY of Monmouth
                                    CHAPMAN of Brooksville
                                    MARTIN of Sinclair
                                    O'NEIL of Saco

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            (6-9)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-454) on Bill "An Act To Recognize Computer Science in the Path to Proficiency"

(H.P. 289)  (L.D. 398)

            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

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            (6-10)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Clarify That Involuntary Transfers of Teachers and Municipal Public Employees Are Subject to Collective Bargaining"

(H.P. 767)  (L.D. 1093)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MAKER of Washington

            Representatives:
                                    KORNFIELD of Bangor
                                    FARNSWORTH of Portland
                                    FULLER of Lewiston
                                    GINZLER of Bridgton
                                    McCREA of Fort Fairfield
                                    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-442) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    DAUGHTRY of Brunswick
                                    PIERCE of Falmouth

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            (6-11)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Set Standards in the System of Learning Results for Financial Literacy"

(H.P. 894)  (L.D. 1297)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MAKER of Washington
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    DAUGHTRY of Brunswick

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            (6-12)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Amend High School Diploma Standards"

(H.P. 974)  (L.D. 1416)

            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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-444) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

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

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            (6-13)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Facilitate Voluntary Cooperation among School Systems"

(H.P. 1009)  (L.D. 1470)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-455) 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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            (6-14)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Safeguard Student Contact Information Provided to Schools"

(H.P. 1022)  (L.D. 1483)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-456) 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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            (6-15)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act Regarding Educational Standards for Maine Students"

(H.P. 1085)  (L.D. 1578)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MAKER of Washington
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-457) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

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

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            (6-16)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Require Responsible Contracting on Public Construction Projects"

(H.P. 961)  (L.D. 1382)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis
                                    DESCHAMBAULT of York
                                    KEIM of Oxford

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-450) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    BEEBE-CENTER of Rockland
                                    BRYANT of Windham

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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. 469)  (L.D. 1361) Bill "An Act Regarding State Hiring and Retention for Persons with Disabilities"  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 201)  (L.D. 586) Bill "An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Study the Public Reserved Lands Management Fund"  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-202)

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 467)  (L.D. 1359) Bill "An Act To Adopt the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-208)

 

            (7-4)  (S.P. 482)  (L.D. 1404) Bill "An Act To Ensure the Integrity of For-profit Colleges"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-204)

 

            (7-5)  (S.P. 515)  (L.D. 1485) Bill "An Act Regarding MaineCare Coverage for Telehealth Services"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-205)

 

            (7-6)  (S.P. 518)  (L.D. 1489) Bill "An Act To Authorize the Revocation, Suspension or Denial of a Guide License under Specified Circumstances"  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-206)

 

            (7-7)  (S.P. 556)  (L.D. 1583) Bill "An Act To Amend the Electricians' Examining Board Licensing Laws"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-211)

 

            (7-8)  (H.P. 101)  (L.D. 143) Bill "An Act To Provide Funding for Upgrades of Learning Spaces and Other Projects Funded by the School Revolving Renovation Fund"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-452)

 

            (7-9)  (H.P. 597)  (L.D. 848) Bill "An Act To Support Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-448)

 

            (7-10)  (H.P. 806)  (L.D. 1143) Resolve, Providing for the Official Observance of the 200th Anniversary of the Formation of the State of Maine  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-453)

 

            (7-11)  (H.P. 849)  (L.D. 1217) Bill "An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Government Oversight Committee To Improve the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Evaluations of the State's Investments in Economic Development"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-445)

 

            (7-12)  (H.P. 930)  (L.D. 1336) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Process for a Single Municipality To Withdraw from a Regional School Unit"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-443)

 

            (7-13)  (H.P. 1104)  (L.D. 1601) Bill "An Act To Reduce Costs to Businesses by Phasing Out the Pet Food Surcharge" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-447)

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

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

 

 

1.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing the DaPonte String Quartet, of Damariscotta

(HLS 357)

 

TABLED - May 11, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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)

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

12.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

13.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

14.       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)

 

 

 

 

 

15.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

16.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-190) - Minority (6) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT on Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study the Phase-out of Subminimum Wage

(S.P. 371)  (L.D. 1117)

 

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

TABLED - June 6, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

17.       Bill "An Act To Establish a Veterans Treatment Court in Androscoggin County"

(H.P. 79)  (L.D. 111)

 

- In House, Majority (9) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-331) on May 31, 2017.

- In Senate, Minority (4) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "B" (H-332) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

TABLED - June 7, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

18.       HOUSE REPORT - Refer to the Committee on JUDICIARY pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 411, subsection 6, paragraph G - Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act Concerning Private Personal Information of Public Employees and Licensed Individuals"

(H.P. 1126)  (L.D. 1633)

 

TABLED - June 7, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative MOONEN of Portland.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

19.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (12) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-421) - Minority (1) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Provide Youth Mental Health First Aid Training to Secondary School Health Educators"

(H.P. 929)  (L.D. 1335)

 

TABLED - June 7, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

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

 

 

 

 

 

20.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (5) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-432) - Committee on JUDICIARY on RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to Article X of the Constitution of Maine Regarding the Publication of Maine Indian Treaty Obligations

(H.P. 308)  (L.D. 428)

 

TABLED - June 7, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative MOONEN of Portland.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

21.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (5) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-441) - Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act Regarding Parental Rights"

(H.P. 335)  (L.D. 472)

 

TABLED - June 7, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative MOONEN of Portland.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

22.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-428) - Minority (6) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT on Bill "An Act Regarding the Maine Length of Service Award Program Board of Trustees"

(H.P. 866)  (L.D. 1243)

 

TABLED - June 7, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

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

 

 

 

 

 

23.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (5) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-437) - Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Recognize and Provide for the Right of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians To Operate a Casino on Houlton Band Trust Land Exempt from Certain Gaming Laws" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 999)  (L.D. 1447)

 

TABLED - June 7, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

24.       An Act To Provide Support for Sustainable Economic Development in Rural Maine (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1017)  (L.D. 1478)
(C. "A" H-391)

 

TABLED - June 7, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

25.       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 - June 7, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

Thursday, June 8, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Maine Is in Compliance with Certain Federal Drug Laws"

(S.P. 588)  (L.D. 1637)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY 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

Thursday, June 8, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Remove the Limit on the Number of Public Charter Schools That May Be Approved"

(S.P. 379)  (L.D. 1158)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    MAKER of Washington
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-217) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

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

            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

Thursday, June 8, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Increase Consumer Prescription Drug Protections"

(S.P. 563)  (L.D. 1605)

            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

            Comes from the Senate with the Reports READ and the Bill and accompanying papers COMMITTED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.

 

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

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

Thursday, June 8, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Tax Political Expenditures Made Immediately before an Election"

(S.P. 437)  (L.D. 1285)

            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" (S-218) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHENETTE of York

            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

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

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 Eliminate the 24-hour Reporting Requirement under the Election Laws"

(S.P. 340)  (L.D. 1033)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-213) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    DILLINGHAM of Oxford
                                    FARRIN of Norridgewock
                                    WHITE of Washburn

            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-213).

 

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

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

Thursday, June 8, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 6

 

ENACTORS

 

 

Acts

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Prohibit the Creation of a Firearms Owner Registry

(H.P. 10)  (L.D. 9)
(C. "A" H-87)

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Require Schools To Submit Pest Management Activity Logs and Inspection Results to the Board of Pesticides Control for the Purposes of Providing Information to the Public

(H.P. 130)  (L.D. 174)
(C. "A" H-374)

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Protect Firefighters by Establishing a Prohibition on the Sale and Distribution of New Upholstered Furniture Containing Certain Flame-retardant Chemicals

(H.P. 138)  (L.D. 182)
(C. "A" H-215)

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Extend the Veteran Property Tax Exemption to Veterans Who Have Served on Active Duty

(H.P. 222)  (L.D. 289)
(C. "A" H-232)

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Provide MaineCare Coverage for Chiropractic Treatment

(S.P. 94)  (L.D. 320)
(C. "A" S-199)

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Joint Use of Certain Utility and Telecommunications Infrastructure

(S.P. 133)  (L.D. 406)
(C. "A" S-177)

 

            (10-7)  An Act To Protect Earned Pay

(H.P. 405)  (L.D. 563)
(C. "A" H-72)

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Protect Students from Identity Theft

(H.P. 469)  (L.D. 678)
(C. "A" H-409)

 

            (10-9)  An Act To Clarify the Laws Governing Hunting from a Vehicle

(H.P. 484)  (L.D. 693)
(C. "A" H-349)

 

            (10-10)  An Act To Support the Trades through a Tax Credit for Apprenticeship Programs

(H.P. 561)  (L.D. 781)
(C. "A" H-416)

 

            (10-11)  An Act To Improve Voter Access to Information Regarding Referendum Questions on the Ballot

(H.P. 575)  (L.D. 795)
(C. "A" H-404)

 

            (10-12)  An Act To Require Disclosures Relating to the Sale of Residential Property Accessible by a Public Way and Any Means Other than a Public Way

(H.P. 620)  (L.D. 871)
(C. "A" H-414)

 

            (10-13)  An Act To Maintain the Current Number of Appointees to the Maine Arts Commission

(H.P. 697)  (L.D. 996)

 

            (10-14)  An Act To Clarify Laws Regarding Maine's Community Colleges

(S.P. 355)  (L.D. 1073)
(C. "A" S-194)

 

            (10-15)  An Act To Reduce the License Fee for High-stakes Beano

(H.P. 755)  (L.D. 1077)
(C. "A" H-366)

 

            (10-16)  An Act Regarding the Maternal and Infant Death Review Panel

(S.P. 366)  (L.D. 1112)
(C. "A" S-189)

 

            (10-17)  An Act To Amend the Campaign Reports and Finances Law and the Maine Clean Election Act

(H.P. 786)  (L.D. 1122)
(C. "A" H-367)

 

            (10-18)  An Act To Amend the Definition of "Eligible Business Equipment" for the Purposes of the Business Equipment Tax Exemption Program

(S.P. 406)  (L.D. 1212)
(C. "A" S-180)

 

            (10-19)  An Act To Encourage Family-friendly Businesses through a Tax Credit for Child Care

(H.P. 914)  (L.D. 1317)
(C. "A" H-234)

 

            (10-20)  An Act To Amend the Direct Initiative Signature Gathering Process

(H.P. 917)  (L.D. 1323)
(C. "A" H-405)

 

            (10-21)  An Act To Create Veteran-friendly Workplaces

(H.P. 996)  (L.D. 1441)
(C. "A" H-369)

 

            (10-22)  An Act To Amend the Usage and Consumer Protections of Guaranteed Asset Protection Waivers

(S.P. 531)  (L.D. 1506)
(S. "A" S-154 to C. "A" S-142)

 

            (10-23)  An Act To Exempt from Sales Tax the Fee Associated with the Paint Stewardship Program

(S.P. 561)  (L.D. 1597)
(C. "A" S-183)

 

 

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

 

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Resolves

 

            (10-24)  Resolve, To Direct Legislative Staff To Recodify and Revise Title 28-A of the Maine Revised Statutes

(S.P. 313)  (L.D. 957)
(C. "A" S-192)

 

 

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

 

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