Table of Contents

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

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

66th Legislative Day

Friday, June 30, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Honorable Gay M. Grant, Gardiner.

 

            National Anthem by Honorable Gay M. Grant, Gardiner.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 41)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Henry John Bear of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians be excused June 22, 23 and 28 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Kathleen R. J. Dillingham of Oxford be excused June 19 and 27 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Chad Wayne Grignon of Athens be excused June 15, 19, 20 and 21 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Lance Evans Harvell of Farmington be excused June 21 and 22 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Lloyd C. Herrick of Paris be excused June 22 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Norman E. Higgins of Dover-Foxcroft be excused June 22 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Richard S. Malaby of Hancock be excused June 19 and 20 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Deborah J. Sanderson of Chelsea be excused June 23 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Timothy S. Theriault of China be excused June 22 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)  Unum, of South Portland, which is the recipient of the Education Commission of the States Corporate Award for sustained commitment to investing in and improving public education, especially in underserved communities.  We extend to everyone at Unum our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 525)

 

 

            (5-2)  the A1 Diner, in Gardiner, which has been named one of the 20 best diners in America by PureWow, a digital media company and publisher of women's lifestyle content.  We extend to everyone at the A1 Diner our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 527)

 

 

            (5-3)  Arthur Bourget, of West Gardiner, who has received the Blood Services Award from the Southern Maine Chapter of the American Red Cross for organizing blood drives and inspiring others to donate blood.  We extend to Mr. Bourget our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 528)

 

 

            (5-4)  the Cony Bowling Team, of Augusta, which won the Maine State United States Bowling Congress Maine State Tournament.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 624)

Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Representative BRADSTREET of Vassalboro, Representative DOORE of Augusta.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-5)  Edward Saxby, Jr., of Cape Elizabeth.  Mr. Saxby was a prominent elder law attorney and a fierce advocate for social justice causes.  He worked for equal rights for LGBTQ citizens and for affordable health care coverage for all.  He was an active member of the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, in South Portland.  Mr. Saxby will be long remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 30 years, Jill, and by his family and friends;

 

(SLS 526)

 

 

            (5-6)  Edward C. Feigenbaum, of Cape Elizabeth, a veteran of the United States Army Air Forces.  Mr. Feigenbaum served in the Army Air Forces during World War II.  He worked for Honeywell, Inc., and he was active in the Cape Elizabeth Lions Club for more than 50 years and received the club's highest award, the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award.  He also volunteered at the Wayside Soup Kitchen and drove for the Independent Transportation Network.  Mr. Feigenbaum will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends;

 

(SLS 529)

 

 

            (5-7)  Winslow S. Durgin, Jr., of Minot.  Mr. Durgin taught at high schools in Maine and Massachusetts and worked in community development in Wilton and for the City of Lewiston.  He later worked as a freelance writer for the Sun Journal, wrote articles for Yankee and Down East magazines and published two books of poetry.  He travelled extensively, with frequent trips to Nicaragua, and was a strong advocate for the end of oppressive practices in Central America.  Mr. Durgin will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends and all those whose lives he touched;

 

(HLS 623)

Presented by Representative SHEATS of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin.

 

 

 

 

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ENACTORS

 

 

Acts

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Encourage Development in the Logging Industry by Requiring State and Local Government Agencies To Give Preference to Timber Harvested in the State

(S.P. 551)  (L.D. 1573)
(S. "C" S-315 to C. "A" S-269)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 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.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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 (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 995)  (L.D. 1440)
(C. "A" H-504)

 

TABLED - June 16, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-536) - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Reform Welfare for Increased Security and Employment"

(H.P. 1115)  (L.D. 1620)

 

TABLED - June 22, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HYMANSON of York.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SPECIAL STUDY TABLE

 

1.         Joint Study Order, To Establish the Task Force on Health Care Coverage for All of Maine

(S.P. 592)

 

- In Senate, READ and PASSED.

TABLED - June 23, 2017 by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 30, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 299)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 30, 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 921, "An Act To Remove Time and Acreage Limits for Placing Land in Trust Status under the Maine Indian Claims Settlement."

 

Many years ago there was a settlement between various tribes, the State of Maine and the federal government.  That settlement and the attendant implementing law were well thought out and should not be casually amended, lest we risk opening up the entire settlement agreement.  Ultimately, I do not believe this bill is necessary.  

 

For these reasons, I return LD 921 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 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)

 

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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 30, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 300)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 30, 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 1311, "An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Lien Recordings on Statutory Road Associations."

 

I do not think that the government should be regulating private roads.  Rather, private roads should be governed by private agreement.  Because this bill does not advance that goal, I cannot support it. 

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1311 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 Amend the Law Regarding Notice of Claim Recordings by Statutory Road Associations

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

 

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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 30, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Committee of Conference

 

            (6-1)  Report of the Second Committee of Conference on the disagreeing action of the two branches of the Legislature on Bill "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" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 281)  (L.D. 390)

 

has had the same under consideration, and asks leave to report:

 

            That the House Recede; ACCEPT Report "C" Ought to Pass as amended; READ Committee Amendment "C" (H-475); Read and Adopt Committee of Conference Amendment "A" (H-555) to Committee Amendment "C" (H-475); Adopt Committee Amendment "C" (H-475) as amended by Committee of Conference Amendment "A" (H-555) thereto; and Pass the Bill to be Engrossed as amended by Committee Amendment "C" (H-475) as amended by Committee of Conference Amendment "A" (H-555) thereto.

 

        That the Senate Recede and Concur with the House.

 

            Signed:

 

            Speaker GIDEON of Freeport
            Representative FREY of Bangor

            President THIBODEAU of Waldo
            Senator KATZ of Kennebec
            Senator BREEN of Cumberland

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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 30, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

 

 

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. 1112)  (L.D. 1616) Bill "An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-556)

 

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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 30, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  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)  (L.D. 390)
(CC. "A" H-555 to C. "C" H-475)

 

 

            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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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 30, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 6

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-1)  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 (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 281)  (L.D. 390)
(CC. "A" H-555 to C. "C" H-475)

 

            FAILED of PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED in the House on June 30, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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