Table of Contents

House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
COMMUNICATIONS
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Ought to Pass as Amended
Divided Report
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
SUPPLEMENT NO. 4
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
SUPPLEMENT NO. 7
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 8
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 11
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
SUPPLEMENT NO. 12
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
SUPPLEMENT NO. 13
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
SUPPLEMENT NO. 14
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
SUPPLEMENT NO. 15
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
SUPPLEMENT NO. 16
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

57th Legislative Day

Friday, June 16, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Shane Stoops, First United Pentecostal Church, Augusta.

 

            National Anthem by Leonard Middle School Saxophone Ensemble, Old Town.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Sydney Sewall, M.D., Hallowell.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Support Maine's Employers and Encourage Employers To Hire Young Workers"

(S.P. 565)  (L.D. 1609)

 

            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 13, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having 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-246) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Minimum Wage for Minors"

(S.P. 330)  (L.D. 991)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-248) in the House on June 13, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having 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 "B" (S-249) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-3)  Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study the Phase-out of Subminimum Wage

(S.P. 371)  (L.D. 1117)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT READ and ACCEPTED and the Resolve PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-190) in the House on June 13, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Minority (6) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT was READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit an Electric Utility from Charging a Customer for Using an Electromechanical Meter"

(S.P. 75)  (L.D. 229)

 

            Minority (6) 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" (S-176) in the House on June 14, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Majority (7) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY was READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-5)  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)

 

            House INSISTED on its former action whereby the Majority (7) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT was READ and ACCEPTED in the House on June 14, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having 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" (H-346) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-219) thereto and ASKED for a Committee of Conference in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Expand Opportunities for Moose Permit Winners To Swap Their Permits"

(H.P. 446)  (L.D. 630)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-312) in the House on May 30, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-312) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-257) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Increase Efficiency in Enforcement of the Maine Human Rights Act"

(H.P. 862)  (L.D. 1239)

 

            Majority (8) 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-434) in the House on June 7, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority (5) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Improve Public Sector Labor Relations"

(S.P. 466)  (L.D. 1358)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-232) in the House on June 12, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Minority (6) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT was READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 244)

 

MAINE DAIRY AND NUTRITION COUNCIL

333 CONY ROAD

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04330

 

June 2, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

Enclosed for your review is the calendar year 2016 Audit Report of the Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council, prepared by Austin & Associates, P.A., Certified Public Accountants.  We are pleased to offer it for your consideration.

 

If you have any questions regarding this report, please don't hesitate to contact either Austin & Associates or myself.  Austin & Associates can be reached at their office in Auburn at 783-9111 and I can be reached at our office in Augusta at 287-3621.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Cheryl L. Beyeler, CFCS

Executive Director

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 245)

 

MAINE DAIRY PROMOTION BOARD

333 CONY ROAD

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04330

 

June 2, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

Enclosed for your review is the calendar year 2016 Audit Report of the Maine Dairy Promotion Board, prepared by Austin & Associates, P.A., Certified Public Accountants.  We are pleased to offer it for your consideration.

 

If you have any questions regarding this report, please don't hesitate to contact either Austin & Associates or myself.  Austin & Associates can be reached at their office in Auburn at 783-9111 and I can be reached at our office in Augusta at 287-3621.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Cheryl L. Beyeler, CFCS

Executive Director

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 517)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

June 13, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Senate Paper 289, Legislative Document 889, "An Act To Reduce Youth Cancer Risk," having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same, pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 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?"

 

22 voted in favor and 13 against, and accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.

 

Senate Paper 334, Legislative Document 1027, "An Act Regarding the Taxation of Certain Nonprofit Organizations," having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same, pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 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?"

 

4 voted in favor and 31 against, and accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 521)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

June 15, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Please be advised the Senate today insisted to its previous action whereby it accepted

 

·        the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report from the 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), in non-concurrence;

 

·        the Minority Ought Not to Pass Report from the Committee on Judiciary on Bill "An Act To Clarify the Law Regarding Arbitration Privacy with Respect to Executive and Legislative Branch Employees" (H.P. 848) (L.D. 1216), in non-concurrence.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 39)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Henry John Bear of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians be excused June 7, 8 and 9 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Michael G. Devin of Newcastle be excused May 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 and 31; and June 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12 and 13 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Aaron M. Frey of Bangor be excused June 8 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Stacey K. Guerin of Glenburn be excused June 1 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative MaryAnne Kinney of Knox be excused June 9 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Lawrence E. Lockman of Amherst be excused June 5 and 6 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Donald G. Marean of Hollis be excused June 12, 13 and 14 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Jeffrey K. Pierce of Dresden be excused June 8 and 9 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Michael A. Sylvester of Portland be excused June 8 and 9 for personal reasons.

 

 

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Volk Packaging Corporation, of Biddeford, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary.  Benjamin and Kenneth Volk incorporated Volk Packaging in 1967 and began manufacturing boxes with five employees in 1968.  The company has employed 2,000 people since then, and today the company, led by Douglas and Derek Volk, employs 85 people.  We extend to everyone at Volk Packaging Corporation our congratulations on this anniversary;

 

(SLS 472)

 

 

            (5-2)  Mary "Polly" Chatfield, of Rockport, for her 35 years of service on the board of Broadreach Family & Community Services, an organization providing community-based support to over 1,400 children, youth and families in Knox and Waldo counties annually.  Ms. Chatfield has dedicated her entire career working in the community to improve the lives of young people, including Midcoast teens who have participated in the Youthlinks Program of Rockland over the past 35 years.  We extend to Ms. Chatfield our appreciation for her long service to the youth of the State and offer her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 474)

 

 

            (5-3)  Ruslan Reiter, of Manchester, who won The Wow Factor Award at the Varsity Maine Awards.  Ruslan was the top North American finisher and overall 14th place finisher at the men's standing class at the World Cup event in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where he competed as a member of the United States Paralympic Nordic Skiing Development Team.  We extend to Ruslan our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 477)

 

 

            (5-4)  David Sherry, of Falmouth, who is retiring as Executive Director of the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Governor Baxter School for the Deaf after a more than 40-year career in education.  After beginning his educational career as a speech and language therapist, Mr. Sherry became a teacher of the deaf in 1977 and started working for the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf.  He has been serving as Executive Director since 2012.  We extend to Mr. Sherry our congratulations on his retirement and offer him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 478)

 

 

            (5-5)  Brad Adley, of Adley's Auto Sales & Service in Rumford, who received a Business Recognition Award from the Maine Association of Police.  We extend to Mr. Adley our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 479)

 

 

            (5-6)  Alex Blackie, of Old Town, a Boy Scout who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  For his Eagle Scout project, Alex built baseball dugouts at the Old Town Recreation Center.  His project became the catalyst for extensive renovations and improvements at the field.  We extend our congratulations to Alex on this achievement;

 

(SLS 480)

 

 

            (5-7)  Dr. Ann Lemire, of South Portland, for her more than 20 years of service to the City of Portland at the India Street Health Center.  Dr. Lemire started and led the STD clinic, was the medical visionary behind Positive Health Care, made naloxone accessible to clients in the Needle Exchange Program and educated residents and interns about compassionate medicine, harm reduction and nonjudgmental care and respect.  We extend to Dr. Lemire our appreciation for her service and offer her our best wishes;

 

(HLS 554)

Presented by Representative TALBOT ROSS of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland, Representative RECKITT of South Portland, Representative HAMANN of South Portland, Representative BATTLE of South Portland.

 

 

            (5-8)  Robin Fournier, of Wilton, who is retiring as an education technician at Spruce Mountain Middle School after 27 years in education.  We extend to Ms. Fournier our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 555)

Presented by Representative RILEY of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Representative BLACK of Wilton.

 

 

            (5-9)  Debra H. Timberlake, of Livermore Falls, who is retiring as a teacher at Spruce Mountain Elementary School after 30 years in education.  We extend to Ms. Timberlake our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 556)

Presented by Representative RILEY of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator KEIM of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-10)  Maggie Davis, of Vienna, who is retiring as a teacher at Spruce Mountain Primary School after 35 years in education.  We extend to Ms. Davis our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 557)

Presented by Representative RILEY of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade.

 

 

            (5-11)  Gladys M. Russell, of Farmington, who is retiring as a teacher at Spruce Mountain Primary School after 24 years in education and 10 years with the Maine Forest Service.  We extend to Ms. Russell our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 558)

Presented by Representative RILEY of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

 

 

            (5-12)  Terry Leclerc, of Jay, who is retiring as a teacher at Spruce Mountain Primary School after 40 years in education.  We extend to Ms. Leclerc our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 559)

Presented by Representative RILEY of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

 

            (5-13)  Rhonda Bean, of Turner, who is retiring as a teacher at Spruce Mountain Primary School after 38 years in education.  We extend to Ms. Bean our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 560)

Presented by Representative RILEY of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin, Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Ought to Pass as Amended

 

            (6-1)  Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act To Promote Impartiality in the Probate Court"

(S.P. 345)  (L.D. 1043)

 

            Reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-230).

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-230) AND SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-254).

 

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Divided Report

 

            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Make a Needed Clarification to the Term 'Heroin' as Used in the Maine Criminal Code"

(S.P. 576)  (L.D. 1623)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    ROSEN of Hancock
                                    DIAMOND of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CYRWAY of Kennebec

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

            Comes from the Senate with the Reports READ and the Bill and accompanying papers INDEFINITELY POSTPONED.

 

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-237) on Bill "An Act To Support the Professional Development of Principals in Maine Schools"

(S.P. 291)  (L.D. 891)

            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 Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

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

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-237).

 

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-241) on Bill "An Act To Restore Community Support Services for Adults with Mental Illness"

(S.P. 253)  (L.D. 808)

            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-241) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-270) thereto.

 

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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-31) on Bill "An Act To Continue the Doctors for Maine's Future Scholarship Program"

(S.P. 164)  (L.D. 503)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VOLK of Cumberland
                                    BELLOWS of Kennebec
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    FECTEAU of Biddeford
                                    BATES of Westbrook
                                    HANDY of Lewiston
                                    MASTRACCIO of Sanford
                                    SYLVESTER of Portland
                                    VACHON of Scarborough

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    AUSTIN of Gray
                                    LOCKMAN of Amherst
                                    STETKIS of Canaan

            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-31).

 

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Legislative Political Action Committees"

(S.P. 405)  (L.D. 1211)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    COLLINS of York

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook

            Representatives:
                                    CASÁS of Rockport
                                    HICKMAN of Winthrop
                                    MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 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.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

12.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

13.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

14.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

15.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

16.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

17.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

18.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

19.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

20.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

21.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

22.       An Act To Create a Small Communities Tourism Grant Program

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

 

TABLED - June 14, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - RECONSIDERATION (Returned by the Governor without his approval).

 

 

 

 

 

23.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-250) - Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY on Bill "An Act To Expand Options for the Prevention of Domestic Violence"

(S.P. 396)  (L.D. 1175)

 

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

TABLED - June 14, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative WARREN of Hallowell.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

24.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-247) - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Require That Maine Welfare Benefits Be Used in Maine"

(S.P. 286)  (L.D. 886)

 

- In Senate, Minority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-247).

TABLED - June 14, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

25.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-496) - Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Provide for a Statewide Contract for School Teachers"

(H.P. 613)  (L.D. 864)

 

TABLED - June 14, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

26.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (5) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-501) - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Prevent Overdose Deaths and Infectious Diseases by Establishing Safer Drug Use Facilities"

(H.P. 954)  (L.D. 1375)

 

TABLED - June 14, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

27.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (9) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-491) - Minority (4) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Ensure Access to Behavioral Health Services"

(H.P. 1041)  (L.D. 1517)

 

TABLED - June 14, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

28.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-492) - Committee on TAXATION on Bill "An Act To Establish the Let's Grow Maine Program"

(H.P. 1066)  (L.D. 1548)

 

TABLED - June 14, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative TIPPING of Orono.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

29.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (11) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-269) - Minority (2) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT on Bill "An Act To Encourage Development in the Logging Industry by Requiring State and Local Government Agencies To Give Preference to Lumber and Solid Wood Products Harvested in the State"

(S.P. 551)  (L.D. 1573)

 

- 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-269).

TABLED - June 15, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

30.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Report "A" (8) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-511) - Report "B" (3) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-512) - Report "C" (2) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY on Bill "An Act To Protect the Health and Safety of First Responders"

(H.P. 1036)  (L.D. 1512)

 

TABLED - June 15, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative WARREN of Hallowell.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF ANY REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

31.       An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Study the Public Reserved Lands Management Fund (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 201)  (L.D. 586)
(C. "A" S-202)

 

TABLED - June 15, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

32.       An Act To Provide Traffic Safety Education in Schools

(H.P. 793)  (L.D. 1130)
(C. "A" H-469)

 

TABLED - June 15, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

33.       Bill "An Act To Amend the Charter of the Rumford Water District" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 38)  (L.D. 90)

 

- In Senate, PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-54) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-226) thereto.

TABLED - June 15, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - Motion of Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham to INDEFINITELY POSTPONE SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-226) to COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-54). (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

Friday, June 16, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 512)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 12, 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 412, "Resolve, To Direct the Development of After-school Programs."

 

This bill represents a classic bait-and-switch approach to legislation. The sponsor originally introduced a bill that would restore emphasis on home economics and industrial arts in our public schools. For all the money we spend on public education in Maine, I understand why supporters of the bill were interested in making sure Maine students develop life skills that enable them to be productive members of their households and the workforce.

 

During the legislative process, the bill was amended to direct the Department of Education to work with a specific nonprofit organization, which was designated in statute. The legislature did not fund this working group, creating an unfunded mandate for the Department.

 

Further, the workgroup is charged with designing and developing afterschool programs that the legislature can require schools to implement as part of the growing list of unfunded mandates, or they can come back to the public trough for more state funding for afterschool programs. However, these programs are only necessary because the legislature failed to ensure our public schools are using the school day to provide young Mainers with the skills they need to be effective in life.

 

Instead of solving a problem, this bill creates an unfunded workgroup that will leave even more problems unsolved.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 412 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 Resolve, To Direct the Development of After-school Programs

(S.P. 139)  (L.D. 412)
(C. "A" S-132)

 

            In Senate, June 15, 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?'

 

            31 voted in favor and 4 against, and 31 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: (S.C. 513)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-4)

 

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 12, 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 983, "An Act To Increase Efficiency in the Enforcement of Restitution and Bail Orders."

 

This bill tasks the Executive Branch with additional duties, but does not appropriate any additional funding that will be necessary to carry the proposed law into effect. In the case of this bill, the State Tax Assessor would be required to help enforce forfeiture orders. This new initiative would take time and money to implement.

 

I have said it before, and I will likely have to say it again: if the Legislature wants to mandate that the Executive Branch undertake more work, then the Legislature must appropriate the financial resources necessary to accomplish that work. This bill fails to live up to that simple rule of good government.

 

For this reason, I return LD 983 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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            (2-4)  The accompanying item An Act To Increase Efficiency in the Enforcement of Restitution and Bail Orders

(S.P. 322)  (L.D. 983)
(C. "A" S-115)

 

            In Senate, June 15, 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?'

 

            31 voted in favor and 4 against, and 31 being more than 2/3 of the members present and voting, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the veto was overridden.

 

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

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

Friday, June 16, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Eliminate the Indexing of the Minimum Wage to Inflation"

(H.P. 558)  (L.D. 778)

 

            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 13, 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-356) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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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

Friday, June 16, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, Highway 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. 995)  (L.D. 1440)
(C. "A" H-504)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Allow Municipalities To Establish Ordinances Banning or Restricting Marijuana Caregivers within 500 Feet of a School

(H.P. 1129)  (L.D. 1636)
(C. "A" H-509)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-3)  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

(H.P. 295)  (L.D. 404)
(C. "A" H-495)

 

 

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

 

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Acts

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Extend Time Limits for Placing Land in Trust Status under the Maine Indian Claims Settlement

(H.P. 649)  (L.D. 921)
(C. "A" H-513)

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Notice of Claim Recordings by Statutory Road Associations

(H.P. 908)  (L.D. 1311)
(C. "A" H-435)

 

            (10-6)  An Act Regarding Mental Health First Aid Training for Corrections Personnel

(H.P. 916)  (L.D. 1322)
(C. "A" H-499)

 

            (10-7)  An Act Regarding the Epidemic of Opiate Abuse

(H.P. 983)  (L.D. 1429)
(C. "A" H-510)

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Clarify the Language Defining Schedule W Drugs and To Add Drugs to the List of Schedule W Drugs

(S.P. 541)  (L.D. 1546)
(C. "A" S-262)

 

 

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

 

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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

Friday, June 16, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 7

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-274) on Bill "An Act To Create the Procurement Review Board"

(S.P. 447)  (L.D. 1295)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DESCHAMBAULT of York

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis
                                    KEIM of Oxford

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

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

 

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

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

Friday, June 16, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 8

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Improve the Effectiveness of Notices Required by State Law"

(S.P. 580)  (L.D. 1630)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DAVIS of Piscataquis
                                    DESCHAMBAULT of York
                                    KEIM of Oxford

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-275) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    GRIGNON of Athens
                                    HARRINGTON of Sanford
                                    ORDWAY of Standish

            Comes from the Senate with the Reports READ and the Bill and accompanying papers COMMITTED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

 

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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

Friday, June 16, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 11

 

ENACTORS

 

Constitutional Amendment

 

            (10-1)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Require That Signatures on a Direct Initiative of Legislation Come from Each Congressional District

(H.P. 32)  (L.D. 31)
(C. "A" H-503)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-2)  An Act 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

(S.P. 512)  (L.D. 1466)
(H. "A" H-514 to C. "A" S-186)

 

 

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

 

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Acts

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Continue the Doctors for Maine's Future Scholarship Program

(S.P. 164)  (L.D. 503)
(C. "A" S-31)

 

            (10-4)  An Act Regarding Sexual Activity and Sexual Assault at Secondary and Postsecondary Educational Institutions

(H.P. 472)  (L.D. 681)
(C. "A" H-505)

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Restore Community Support Services for Adults with Mental Illness

(S.P. 253)  (L.D. 808)
(S. "A" S-270 to C. "A" S-241)

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Support the Professional Development of Principals in Maine Schools

(S.P. 291)  (L.D. 891)
(C. "A" S-237)

 

            (10-7)  An Act To Promote Impartiality in the Probate Court

(S.P. 345)  (L.D. 1043)
(C. "A" S-230; S. "A" S-254)

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Protect Maine Children from Lung Cancer by Requiring Radon Testing in Schools

(H.P. 988)  (L.D. 1433)
(C. "A" H-516)

 

            (10-9)  An Act To Revise Certification Statutes for Educational Personnel

(H.P. 1080)  (L.D. 1569)
(C. "A" H-515)

 

 

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

 

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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

Friday, June 16, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 12

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Prohibit Weapons at Municipal Public Proceedings and Voting Places"

(H.P. 257)  (L.D. 351)

 

            Majority (8) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-89) in the House on June 6, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority (4) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-2)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Prohibit Payment Per Signature for Citizen Petition Drives

(H.P. 39)  (L.D. 53)

 

            Majority (10) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS READ and ACCEPTED and the RESOLUTION PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-436) in the House on June 7, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority (3) 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

 

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act Regarding Parental Rights"

(H.P. 335)  (L.D. 472)

 

            Majority (8) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY READ and ACCEPTED in the House on June 8, 2017.

 

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

 

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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

Friday, June 16, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 13

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Female Genital Mutilation"

(H.P. 525)  (L.D. 745)

 

            Report "B" (3) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "B" (H-484) in the House on June 13, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with Report "A" (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-483) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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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

Friday, June 16, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 14

 

 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (S.P. 360)  (L.D. 1089) Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Use of Handheld Phones and Devices While Driving"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-272)

 

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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

Friday, June 16, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 15

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Base the Minimum Wage on a New England State Average and To Restore the Tip Credit"

(S.P. 277)  (L.D. 831)

 

            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 13, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having 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-210) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Disclosure of Hormone-disrupting Chemicals in Packaged Food"

(H.P. 819)  (L.D. 1182)

 

            Minority (6) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-506) in the House on June 15, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority (7) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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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

Friday, June 16, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 16

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-1)  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)

 

            Minority (5) 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-437) in the House on June 12, 2017.

 

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

 

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