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

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

55th Legislative Day

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Honorable Thomas R. W. Longstaff, Waterville.

 

            National Anthem by Isabelle Grignon, Athens.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Bill Sturrock, M.D., Orrington.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Increase Access to Vaccinations"

(H.P. 323)  (L.D. 456)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-208) AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT "A" (H-335) thereto in the House on May 31, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-208) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "B" (S-263) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Formalize the Governance of the Maine Educational and Attainment Research Navigation System, a Longitudinal Data Series for Workforce Information"

(H.P. 1042)  (L.D. 1518)

 

            Majority (7) 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 Minority (6) 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-346) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-219) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Law Regarding Arbitration Privacy with Respect to Executive and Legislative Branch Employees"

(H.P. 848)  (L.D. 1216)

 

            Majority (7) 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-433) in the House on June 7, 2017.

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-4)  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)

 

            Minority (5) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY READ and ACCEPTED and the RESOLUTION PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-432) in the House on June 12, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority (8) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 236)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 13, 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 324, "An Act To Allow Corrections Officers To Administer Naloxone."

 

This bill would allow corrections officers to carry and administer Naloxone, which is also known as Narcan.  Frankly, this bill is unnecessary as it relates to the Department of Corrections.  Narcan is kept in the Department of Corrections system in case there is an overdose.  However, most importantly, the Narcan is administered by medically trained professionals in medical units of corrections facilities. 

 

This bill proposes for line corrections officers to administer the drug.  Some might say that some county facilities do not have full-time medical units; therefore, this bill is necessary.  However, rather than invest in special training for corrections officers to administer Narcan, counties should instead invest in medical services.  Also, this bill does not address the issue of immunity from suit if something should go wrong with the administration.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 324 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 Allow Corrections Officers To Administer Naloxone (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 238)  (L.D. 324)
(C. "A" H-191)

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 237)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-4)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 13, 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 1306, "An Act to Create the Small Communities Tourism Fund." 

 

This legislation puts Maine at risk of potentially losing future revenue. The Maine Office of Tourism does an excellent job using our precious tax dollars to market Maine to new, out-of-state visitors. One of the reasons they are successful is because marketing decisions are not specifically prescribed by statute.  Instead, those decisions are directed by quality research and hard data. LD 1306 sets the dangerous precedent of mandating a "carve out" for how future funds are dispersed in the Tourism Enterprise Marketing Grant Program. This program exists to help market smaller or more focused tourism projects in communities all across Maine. 

 

If and when the market changes and the Tourism Office needs to adjust how to best help communities and groups market events, they will first need to convince the legislature to change state law. This is micromanaging at its worst, and it puts tourism marketing decisions more in the hands of politicians than the experts who know the industry and whose decisions are based on actual data.

 

There are more than two dozen tourism-related sectors in Maine. Imagine if every sector started asking for what they feel is their piece of the marketing pie. Our ability to effectively market Maine as a four-season tourist destination would be severely hampered, and revenues would plummet. Visitation to Maine has increased annually since the Office of Tourism introduced its new marketing plan in 2012. Let's leave marketing to the experts and keep politics out of an industry that supports nearly 106,000 jobs and has an $8.9 billion economic impact in Maine.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1306 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 Create a Small Communities Tourism Grant Program

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

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 502)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-6)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

June 9, 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 96 "An Act to Improve Attendance at Public Elementary Schools."

 

While this bill may be well-intentioned, it is not the solution for chronic absenteeism at public schools, and it may even make the problem worse. Data shows this approach does not work. Instead of welcoming or inspiring students to attend school, this bill places blame and shame on students and their families for absenteeism by permitting the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to enter the home of our state's youngest students and force them to attend school. This not only interferes with the rights of parents, but also reinforces the worst fears of parents who themselves may have had negative experiences at school. To be successful, our schools must foster positive relationships of trust with these students and their parents; this bill does the opposite.

 

There are more appropriate and effective approaches available to encourage and inspire students to attend to school, such as those found on the Count ME In website (http://countmeinmaine.org), including initiatives such as the walking school bus.  I recently had an opportunity to visit the East End Elementary School in Portland to observe their "Rise and Shine" program. That program is a great example of how a school can motivate students, facilitate mentorship relationships and inspire students to truly love coming to school. Identified for a school improvement grant, the leaders at East End designed a program to put the best part of the day at the beginning, offering students a stimulating 30-minute first period to start the day. Along with other initiatives at the school, this has led to improved attendance and greater student engagement. The students at the school come from a wide variety of backgrounds, but share a great enthusiasm for coming to school every morning for "Rise and Shine." Other school districts would do well to study their example.

 

I am all in for efforts that inspire students to come to school every day, excited to learn. This bill doesn't do that. Instead, it promotes punitive action that risks stigmatizing students and their families, all through an approach that has no proven results. I cannot support it.

 

For this reason, I return LD 96 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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            (2-6)  The accompanying item An Act To Improve Attendance at Public Elementary Schools

(S.P. 44)  (L.D. 96)
(C. "A" S-28)

 

            In Senate, June 13, 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?'

 

            35 voted in favor and 0 against, and 35 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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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 238)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

June 13, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

In reference to the action of the House on June 13, 2017 in which it Insisted and Asked for a Committee of Conference on LD 390 "An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2018 and June 30, 2019" (HP 281) I am pleased to appoint the following as conferees on the part of the House:

 

Speaker Sara Gideon of Freeport

Representative Aaron M. Frey of Bangor

Representative Tom J. Winsor of Norway

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-8)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 239)

 

SENATE OF MAINE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

 

June 13, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

In reference to the action of the Senate on June 13, 2017 in which it Insisted and Joined in a Committee of Conference on L.D. 390, "An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2018 and June 30, 2019" (H.P. 281) I am pleased to appoint the following as conferees on the part of the Senate:

 

Senator Michael D. Thibodeau of Waldo

Senator Roger J. Katz of Kennebec

Senator Cathy Breen of Cumberland

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

 

 

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            (2-9)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 508)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

June 13, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

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

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Transportation, Ann R. Robinson, Esq. of Portland for appointment to the Maine Turnpike Authority, Board of Directors.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Dennis Robertson, of Blue Hill, who has stepped down as Fire Chief of the Blue Hill Fire Department after 35 years of service.  Mr. Robertson continues to be an active member of the department.  He has served the citizens of Blue Hill and Hancock County for 61 years, including as chief of the response team at the mill in Bucksport and currently as harbor master for Blue Hill.  We extend to Mr. Robertson our appreciation for his long service to the people of Blue Hill, Hancock County and the State and offer him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 462)

 

 

            (5-2)  Mackenzie Stephenson, of Augusta, a student at Cony High School, who won First Place in the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council Inclusion Awards Creative Expression Contest.  The Inclusion Awards honor schools, teachers and students who demonstrate the exceptional concept of a world in which all people are valued members of their communities.  We extend our congratulations to Mackenzie on her receiving this recognition;

 

(SLS 463)

 

 

            (5-3)  EnvisionRumford, in Rumford, which has been named Nonprofit Organization of the Year by the River Valley Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to everyone at EnvisionRumford our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 464)

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Expand Options for the Prevention of Domestic Violence"

(S.P. 396)  (L.D. 1175)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-250) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    WARREN of Hallowell
                                    GROHMAN of Biddeford
                                    LONGSTAFF of Waterville
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    RECKITT of South Portland
                                    TALBOT ROSS of Portland

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

 

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            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-54) on Bill "An Act To Amend the Charter of the Rumford Water District" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 38)  (L.D. 90)

            Signed:

 

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    WOODSOME of York
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot
                                    DION of Cumberland

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

            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-54) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-226) thereto.

 

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Prohibit an Electric Utility from Charging a Customer for Using an Electromechanical Meter"

(S.P. 75)  (L.D. 229)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    WOODSOME of York
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot
                                    DION of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    HANLEY of Pittston
                                    HARVELL of Farmington
                                    SANBORN of Portland
                                    WADSWORTH of Hiram

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-176) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    BERRY of Bowdoinham
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    DeCHANT of Bath
                                    O'CONNOR of Berwick
                                    RILEY of Jay
                                    RYKERSON of Kittery

            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 HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Require That Maine Welfare Benefits Be Used in Maine"

(S.P. 286)  (L.D. 886)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-247) 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 Minority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-247).

 

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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-243) on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Maine State Housing Authority"

(S.P. 454)  (L.D. 1340)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VOLK of Cumberland
                                    BELLOWS of Kennebec

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-244) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    HANDY of Lewiston

            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-243).

 

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-499) on Bill "An Act Regarding Mental Health First Aid Training for Corrections Personnel"

(H.P. 916)  (L.D. 1322)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-500) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec

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            (6-7)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Provide for a Statewide Contract for School Teachers"

(H.P. 613)  (L.D. 864)

            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-496) 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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            (6-8)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Prevent Overdose Deaths and Infectious Diseases by Establishing Safer Drug Use Facilities"

(H.P. 954)  (L.D. 1375)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    HYMANSON of York
                                    CHACE of Durham
                                    DENNO of Cumberland
                                    HEAD of Bethel
                                    MADIGAN of Waterville
                                    PERRY of Calais
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-501) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    HAMANN of South Portland
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    PARKER of South Berwick

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            (6-9)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-491) on Bill "An Act To Ensure Access to Behavioral Health Services"

(H.P. 1041)  (L.D. 1517)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHIPMAN of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BRAKEY of Androscoggin
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    HEAD of Bethel
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea

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            (6-10)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Protect Victims of Sexual Assault"

(H.P. 902)  (L.D. 1305)

            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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            (6-11)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Prohibit Public Employers from Acting as Collection Agents for Labor Unions"

(H.P. 53)  (L.D. 66)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BELLOWS of Kennebec

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VOLK of Cumberland
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

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

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            (6-12)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Modernize the State's Procurement Laws"

(H.P. 1055)  (L.D. 1535)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DESCHAMBAULT of York

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-502) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis

            Representatives:
                                    HARRINGTON of Sanford
                                    ORDWAY of Standish
                                    PICKETT of Dixfield

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            (6-13)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Establish the Let's Grow Maine Program"

(H.P. 1066)  (L.D. 1548)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DOW of Lincoln
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    BICKFORD of Auburn
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    HILLIARD of Belgrade
                                    STANLEY of Medway
                                    WARD of Dedham

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-492) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHENETTE of York

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

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            (6-14)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Strengthen the Restrictions Governing Lobbying by Former Legislators and Former Executive Branch Officials"

(H.P. 1095)  (L.D. 1591)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook
                                    COLLINS of York

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    CASÁS of Rockport
                                    HICKMAN of Winthrop

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            (6-15)  Nine Members of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS report in Report "A" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-497) on Bill "An Act To Improve Science and Engineering Education for Maine's Students"

(H.P. 35)  (L.D. 49)

 

 

            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

            Three Members of the same Committee report in Report "B" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-498) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

 

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

            One Member of the same Committee reports in Report "C" Ought Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

 

            Representative:
                                    TURNER of Burlington

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

            In accordance with House Rule 519, the following item appeared on the Consent Calendar for the First Day:

 

            (7-1)  (H.P. 295)  (L.D. 404) Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 115: Certification, Authorization and Approval of Education Personnel, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the State Board of Education (EMERGENCY)  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-495)

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       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)

 

 

 

 

 

11.       SENATE REPORT - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-202) - Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY on Bill "An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Study the Public Reserved Lands Management Fund"

(S.P. 201)  (L.D. 586)

 

- In Senate, Unanimous OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-202).

TABLED - June 8, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

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

(H.P. 930)  (L.D. 1336)

 

TABLED - June 8, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

13.       Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing the Orono High School Girls Track Team

(HLS 526)

 

TABLED - June 9, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative TIPPING of Orono.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

14.       Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing the Orono High School Boys Track Team

(HLS 527)

 

TABLED - June 9, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative TIPPING of Orono.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

15.       Resolve, To Assess the Need for Mental Health Care Services for Veterans in Maine and To Establish a Pilot Program To Provide Case Management Services to Veterans for Mental Health Care

(H.P. 853)  (L.D. 1231)
(C. "A" H-407)

 

TABLED - June 9, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - FINAL PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

16.       Bill "An Act To Promote Workforce Participation" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 344)  (L.D. 481)

 

- In House, Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-326) on June 7, 2017.

- In Senate, Minority (6) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "B" (H-327) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

TABLED - June 12, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

17.       Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Practice of Pharmacy"

(S.P. 187)  (L.D. 572)

 

- In House, Majority (7) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT READ and ACCEPTED on May 31, 2017.

- In Senate, Senate INSISTED on its former action whereby the Minority (6) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT was READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-124) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

TABLED - June 12, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

18.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-476) - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Facilitate Substance Abuse Treatment for Certain Applicants for and Recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Benefits"

(H.P. 1111)  (L.D. 1615)

 

TABLED - June 12, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

19.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-466) - Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT on Bill "An Act To Ensure the Right To Work without Payment of Dues or Fees to a Labor Union as a Condition of Employment"

(H.P. 52)  (L.D. 65)

 

TABLED - June 12, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

20.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-186) - Minority (6) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Address Severe and Ongoing Shortfalls in the Funding of Direct Care Workers in Long-term Care Settings and To Establish the Commission To Study Long-term Care Workforce Issues" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 512)  (L.D. 1466)

 

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

TABLED - June 13, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

21.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-233) - Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT on Bill "An Act To Protect the Rights of Public Employees To Determine Their Collective Bargaining Agent"

(S.P. 544)  (L.D. 1553)

 

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

TABLED - June 13, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

22.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-482) - Minority (6) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Improve Care Provided to Forensic Patients" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 120)  (L.D. 162)

 

TABLED - June 13, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

23.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-479) - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Restrict Cash Access for Electronic Benefit Transfer Cards"

(H.P. 201)  (L.D. 268)

 

TABLED - June 13, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

24.       An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Provide Funding for Upgrades of Learning Spaces and Other Projects Funded by the School Revolving Renovation Fund (BOND ISSUE)

(H.P. 101)  (L.D. 143)
(C. "A" H-452)

 

TABLED - June 13, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

25.       An Act To Clarify the Authority of an Affiliate of a Utility To Own Power Generation outside of the Utility's Territory

(H.P. 536)  (L.D. 756)
(S. "A" S-220 to C. "A" H-314)

 

TABLED - June 13, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 240)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

June 14, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Pursuant to my authority under House Rule 201.1 (H), I appoint Representative Erin D. Herbig of Belfast to serve as Speaker Pro Tem to convene the House on June 14, 2017.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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

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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

 

 

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. 177)  (L.D. 516) Bill "An Act To Reduce the Cost of Pretrial Detention"  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-264)

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 509)  (L.D. 1463) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Motor Vehicle Dealers"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-267)

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 519)  (L.D. 1490) Bill "An Act Regarding Community Corrections Funds"  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-268)

 

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