Table of Contents

House Calendar
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Pursuant to Joint Rule 309
Divided Report
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
SPECIAL STUDY TABLE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
SUPPLEMENT NO. 4
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
SUPPLEMENT NO. 5
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
SUPPLEMENT NO. 7
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 8
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 9
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
SUPPLEMENT NO. 11
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
Resolves
SUPPLEMENT NO. 12
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
SUPPLEMENT NO. 13
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 14
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 15
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 16
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 17
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
SUPPLEMENT NO. 18
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

69th Legislative Day

Thursday, July 20, 2017

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Honorable Bruce A. Bickford, Auburn.

 

            National Anthem by Martin Swinger, Augusta.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Monday, July 3, 2017.

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 304)

 

                        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 1147, "An Act to Modernize the Renewable Portfolio Standard."

 

Under Title 35-A, M.R.S. §3210(3-A), Maine's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) has included a requirement for electricity customers to purchase increasing amounts of electricity from qualified "new renewable capacity resources" (Class I resources), starting in 2008 as a 1% requirement and ending in 2017 as a 10% requirement.  LD 1147 would extend the 10% requirement through 2022.

 

The RPS in Maine is a subsidy paid to renewable generators that is hidden in the bills of all electric customers.  I have long opposed such subsidies—especially hiding them in Maine's electric bills.  In addition, this subsidy is not even meeting its intended purpose, which is to encourage new renewable electricity generation.  Over the five-year period between 2011 and 2015, the Class I RPS cost ratepayers nearly $70 million in above-market costs.  Yet, over this same period, the amount of renewable generation produced in Maine decreased by approximately 8%.  Therefore, Mainers spent $70 million and received no increase in the amount of renewable generation produced in Maine.

 

A subsidy that costs Maine ratepayers $70 million over five years, but fails to meet its intended purpose, is a subsidy that needs to end.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1147 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 Modernize the Renewable Portfolio Standard

(H.P. 810)  (L.D. 1147)
(S. "A" S-290 to C. "A" H-272)

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 308)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-4)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

July 5, 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 481, "An Act To Promote Workforce Participation."

 

This bill would have provided a $400 bonus to welfare recipients for maintaining a job for just 4 months, rewarding them for something they really should be doing anyway.  I understand the desire to motivate people to stay in a job, but at some point government needs to step back and let people figure it out on their own.  Why do we feel compelled to have government step in and reward people for doing what they are already supposed do?

 

We cannot continue to treat low-income Mainers like children, always trying to coax them to do right things.  A steady job with a steady paycheck is a reward in itself that increasingly pushes a person toward greater self-reliance and self-sufficiency.  I believe Mainers are capable of success without constant intrusion and prodding by State government.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 481 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 Promote Workforce Participation (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 344)  (L.D. 481)
(H. "A" H-548 to C. "A" H-326)

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 309)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-6)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

July 5, 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 1512, "An Act To Protect the Health and Safety of First Responders."

 

I want to make very clear that I think we should make laws that protect those who put their lives on the line to protect the safety of the public.  That is why I was a proponent of this bill as it was introduced by the Department of Public Safety.  There have been several bills introduced this session to protect first responders or victims of horrible crimes.  These bills have either failed to get the required votes to reach my desk or they have been watered down to the point that they do absolutely nothing—which was the unfortunate fate of this bill.  I sincerely hope that in the future, first responders find the support they deserve in the State House. 

 

Because this bill has been amended to the point that it does nothing to protect the safety of first responders, I cannot support it. 

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1512 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-6)  The accompanying item An Act To Protect the Health and Safety of First Responders

(H.P. 1036)  (L.D. 1512)
(H. "A" H-547 to C. "B" H-512)

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 310)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

July 12, 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 (I) (a), I have temporarily appointed Representative Jared F. Golden of Lewiston to the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs for the duration of the absence of Representative John L. Martin of Eagle Lake effective immediately.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions regarding this temporary appointment.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-8)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 311)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

July 13, 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 (I) (a), I have rescinded the temporary appointment of Representative Jared F. Golden of Lewiston from the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and I have reappointed Representative John L. Martin of Eagle Lake to the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs, effective immediately.

 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-9)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 312)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

July 10, 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 (I) (a), I have rescinded the temporary appointment of Representative Michelle Ann Dunphy of Old Town from the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development and I have reappointed Representative Donna R. Doore of Augusta to the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, effective immediately.

 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-10)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 313)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

July 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 (I) (a), I have appointed Representative Joyce McCreight of Harpswell to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services, replacing Representative Scott M. Hamann of South Portland, effective immediately.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions regarding this appointment.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-11)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 314)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

July 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 (I) (a), I have appointed Representative Denise A. Tepler of Topsham to the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation, replacing Representative Joyce McCreight of Harpswell, effective immediately.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions regarding this appointment.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-12)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 315)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

July 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 (I) (a), I have appointed Representative Aaron M. Frey of Bangor to the Joint Select Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation, replacing Representative Scott M. Hamann of South Portland, effective immediately.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions regarding this appointment.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Reduce the Rate of Tax Imposed on the Rental of Living Quarters"

(H.P. 1136)  (L.D. 1645)

 

Sponsored by Representative WINSOR of Norway.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 42)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Ralph Chapman of Brooksville be excused June 29 and 30; and July 1 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Robert A. Foley of Wells be excused June 29 and 30; and July 1 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Lloyd C. Herrick of Paris be excused June 27, 28 and 29 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Paul A. Stearns of Guilford be excused June 28 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Ryan Tipping of Orono be excused June 21, 22, 23, 28 and 29; and July 1 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)  Ethan Sennett, of Millinocket, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 58, 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.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

 

(HLS 628)

Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-2)  Michael Clark, of Millinocket, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 58, 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.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

 

(HLS 629)

Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot, Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-3)  the Steve and Fred Whited family, of Bridgewater, which has been selected as the 2017 Farm Family of the Year by the Maine Potato Board.  The Whited family has a long history of farming in Bridgewater, and Fred is a sixth-generation farmer.  We extend to the members of the Steve and Fred Whited family our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 630)

Presented by Representative McCREA of Fort Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator CARPENTER of Aroostook, Representative JOHANSEN of Monticello.

 

 

            (5-4)  Stephen M. Farnham, of Mapleton, upon his retirement as Executive Director of the Aroostook Agency on Aging.  Beginning his career at the agency in 1975, he was first involved with advocacy and outreach.  In October 1977, he assumed the role of executive director.  We extend our appreciation to Mr. Farnham for his more than 40 years of work improving the quality of life and maximizing the independence of northern Maine's elderly citizens and offer him our congratulations on his retirement;

 

(HLS 631)

Presented by Representative STEWART of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook, Representative WHITE of Washburn.

 

 

            (5-5)  Rose Ames, of Leeds, who celebrated her 100th Birthday on July 7, 2017 and received the Boston Post Cane, an honor given to the oldest citizen of a municipality.  We extend to Ms. Ames our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 632)

Presented by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-6)  Stacey Keniston, of Turner, a teacher with School Administrative District No. 52, who has been named the Maine Adult Education New Teacher of the Year for 2017.  We extend to Ms. Keniston our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 633)

Presented by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-7)  Gordon Edward Hillier, of Readfield, who has received the Boston Post Cane, an honor given to the oldest citizen of a municipality.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Hillier on this occasion;

 

(HLS 634)

Presented by Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec.

 

 

            (5-8)  the Honorable Alan L. Baker, a native of Orrington, who has been named Orrington Old Home Week's 2017 Citizen of the Year.  Mr. Baker was a member of the 112th Maine Legislature and is currently the president and owner of The Ellsworth American and owner of the Mount Desert Islander.  We extend to Mr. Baker our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 635)

Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-9)  the 11-12 Little League Softball Team of Biddeford, which won the 2017 State Little League Softball Championship.  This is the team's third straight state title.  Members of the team include Hannah Gosselin, Savannah Petrin Kendrick, Emilee Petrin Kendrick, Grace Tardif, Kerri Scott, Vanessa Hale, Aliya Tingley, Lexi Libby, Cheyenne Tardif, Baylor Wilkinson, Laura Perreault and Charlotte Donovan.  The team is coached by Andrew Donovan.  We extend to all the members of the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 637)

Presented by Representative GROHMAN of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator DESCHAMBAULT of York, Representative SEAVEY of Kennebunkport, Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

 

 

            (5-10)  Padebco, of Round Pond, on its receiving the SHARP Award from the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.  The award recognizes small employers who operate exemplary safety and health management systems and is an achievement of status as a model of work site safety and health management.  We extend our congratulations to Padebco on its receiving this award;

 

(HLS 638)

Presented by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle.

Cosponsored by Senator DOW of Lincoln.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-11)  Marilyn B. Neal, of New Sharon.  Settling in New Sharon in 1980, she and her husband, Bob, went into farming and built up their farm into the State's largest turkey farm.  Mrs. Neal worked at a home-health agency, at C. F. Hathaway Company and at Keyes Fibre.  She was a deacon at and a musician for the New Sharon Congregational Church UCC, for which she also served as a trustee.  She served as New Sharon's deputy town clerk/collector and, for nearly 15 years, on the board of the New Sharon Jim Ditzler Memorial Public Library.  Mrs. Neal will be long remembered and sadly missed by Mr. Neal, to whom she was married for over 50 years, and by her family and friends;

 

(HLS 636)

Presented by Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

 

            (5-12)  Minnie M. Payson, of Belfast.  Mrs. Payson had a 36-year career with the Belfast School Department, and she was a longtime member of the Belfast Booster Club.  Mrs. Payson will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends;

 

(HLS 639)

Presented by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo.

 

 

            (5-13)  Delma F. Paul, of Belfast.  Mrs. Paul had a 34-year career with the Belfast School Department, and she was a lifelong member of and volunteer for the Waldo County Shriner Club.  Mrs. Paul will be long remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends;

 

(HLS 640)

Presented by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 309

 

            (6-1)  From the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Allow Slot Machines or a Casino in York County"

(I.B. 1)  (L.D. 719)

 

            Received by the Clerk of the House on July 19, 2017, pursuant to Joint Rule 309.

 

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Divided Report

 

            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Protect Jobs and the Maine Economy by Eliminating the 3% Income Tax Surcharge Imposed on Certain Mainers and the Fund To Advance Public Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education"

(H.P. 251)  (L.D. 337)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHENETTE of York

            Representatives:
                                    TIPPING of Orono
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell
                                    STANLEY of Medway
                                    TERRY of Gorham

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-562) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DOW of Lincoln
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    BICKFORD of Auburn
                                    HILLIARD of Belgrade
                                    POULIOT of Augusta
                                    WARD of Dedham

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-563) on Bill "An Act To Increase the Homestead Exemption"

(H.P. 687)  (L.D. 974)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHENETTE of York

            Representatives:
                                    TIPPING of Orono
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell
                                    STANLEY of Medway
                                    TERRY of Gorham

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DOW of Lincoln
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    BICKFORD of Auburn
                                    HILLIARD of Belgrade
                                    POULIOT of Augusta
                                    WARD of Dedham

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-559) on Bill "An Act To Change the Exemption Amount under the Estate Tax"

(H.P. 889)  (L.D. 1276)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CHENETTE of York
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    TIPPING of Orono
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell
                                    STANLEY of Medway
                                    TERRY of Gorham

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DOW of Lincoln

            Representatives:
                                    BICKFORD of Auburn
                                    HILLIARD of Belgrade
                                    WARD of Dedham

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            (6-5)  Six Members of the Committee on TAXATION report in Report "A" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-560) on Bill "An Act To Reduce the Burden of Tobacco-related Illness by Increasing Revenue from the Cigarette Tax for Use for Tobacco Cessation"

(H.P. 673)  (L.D. 945)

 

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CHENETTE of York

            Representatives:
                                    TIPPING of Orono
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    McCREIGHT of Harpswell
                                    TERRY of Gorham
                                    WARD of Dedham

            Five Members of the same Committee report in Report "B" Ought Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DOW of Lincoln
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    BICKFORD of Auburn
                                    HILLIARD of Belgrade
                                    STANLEY of Medway

            Two Members of the same Committee report in Report "C" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-561) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

 

            Representatives:
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    POULIOT of Augusta

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ENACTORS

 

 

Acts

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Align State Relocation Assistance with That of the Federal Government and Make Technical Changes to Recently Enacted Laws

(H.P. 915)  (L.D. 1318)
(C. "A" H-112; S. "A" S-319)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

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

 

 

1.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - 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.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  An Act To Protect Firefighters by Establishing a Prohibition on the Sale and Distribution of New Upholstered Furniture Containing Certain Flame-retardant Chemicals

(H.P. 138)  (L.D. 182)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENACTED in the House on June 8, 2017.  (Having previously been PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-215))

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-215) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "B" (S-338) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-2)  An Act To Amend Principles of Reimbursement for Nursing Facilities and for Residential Care Facilities

(S.P. 178)  (L.D. 517)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENACTED in the House on May 25, 2017.  (Having previously been PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-91))

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-91) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-321) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-3)  An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Certain Sexual Offenses

(S.P. 216)  (L.D. 654)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENACTED in the House on June 7, 2017.  (Having previously been PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-113))

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-113) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-320) thereto 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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  An Act To Ensure Access to Opiate Addiction Treatment in Maine

(S.P. 307)  (L.D. 952)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENACTED in the House on May 30, 2017.  (Having previously been PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-106))

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-106) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-331) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-2)  An Act To End Homelessness by Expanding Housing Support Services

(H.P. 683)  (L.D. 970)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENACTED in the House on May 30, 2017.  (Having previously been PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-209))

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-209) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-330) thereto 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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  An Act To Restore Public Health Nursing Services

(S.P. 362)  (L.D. 1108)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENACTED in the House on June 9, 2017.  (Having previously been PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-155))

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-155) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-329) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-2)  Resolve, Providing for the Official Observance of the 200th Anniversary of the Formation of the State of Maine

(H.P. 806)  (L.D. 1143)

 

            FINALLY PASSED in the House on June 12, 2017.  (Having previously been PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-453))

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-453) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-323) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-3)  An Act To Reduce Youth Access to Tobacco Products

(S.P. 391)  (L.D. 1170)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENACTED in the House on June 27, 2017.  (Having previously been PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-146) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "B" (S-306) thereto)

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-146) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "B" (S-306) thereto AND SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-325) 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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  Resolve, To Increase the Affordability of Safe Drinking Water for Maine Families

(S.P. 426)  (L.D. 1263)

 

            FINALLY PASSED in the House on May 30, 2017.  (Having previously been PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-109))

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-109) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-327) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-2)  An Act Regarding MaineCare Coverage for Telehealth Services

(S.P. 515)  (L.D. 1485)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENACTED in the House on June 9, 2017.  (Having previously been PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-205))

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-205) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-328) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-3)  An Act To Create an Aquaculture License

(H.P. 1044)  (L.D. 1520)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENACTED in the House on June 5, 2017.  (Having previously been PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-288))

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-288) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-324) thereto 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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  An Act To Amend the Marijuana Legalization Act Regarding Retail Marijuana Testing Facilities (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1132)  (L.D. 1641)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENACTED in the House on June 23, 2017.  (Having previously been PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED)

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-326) 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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 7

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 563)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

July 3, 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 1567, "An Act To Amend the Archives and Records Management Law."

 

This bill, which was submitted by the Secretary of State, attempts to modernize the archives and records manage statute and the Archives Advisory Board.  For decades the Governor has appointed members of the Archives Advisory Board.  The bill eliminates the Governor's discretion to select and appoint board members and allows the Secretary of State to appoint members to the board.

 

This is simply another attempt to strip away the Governor's appointment power.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1567 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying item An Act To Amend the Archives and Records Management Law

(S.P. 549)  (L.D. 1567)
(C. "A" S-285)

 

            In Senate, July 20, 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?'

 

            22 voted in favor and 9 against, and 22 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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 8

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 560)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, MAINE

 

June 29, 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 586, "An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Study the Public Reserved Lands Management Fund."

 

This bill will place significant burdens on the Bureau of Public Lands (BPL) and will create uncertainly for logging contractors with the state.  Maine's public lands are certified as well-managed by two independent, third-party forest certification standards.  Our BPL managers are dedicated public servants who carry out their responsibilities in a professional manner every day they show up to work.  This bill sends a message to these hard-working people that they are not doing a good job.  I strongly disagree with this assumption, and that is why I am vetoing this bill.

 

There are many sections of this bill I would like to address.  The requirement to complete a forest inventory every five years is unnecessary.  BPL completed a forest inventory in 2016 that verified BPL's harvest targets. 

 

My primary concern in this bill is the attempt by the Legislature to micromanage and curtail BPL's road-building efforts without any good reason.  The bureau recently changed the way it contracts out logging services.  The new system of contracting for logging services has been a net benefit to the state and is more transparent to the public compared to road-building costs that were hidden in lower stumpage price payments to the bureau.  The new system brings in more revenue, which pays for everything else that Maine people like about our public lands, such as trails, accessibility and campsites.  If no roads are built, then there will be less revenue for the state to pay for these important things.

 

LD 586 also taps into the Public Reserved Lands Management Fund to create an educational grant program for forestry and logging training.  While I support the logging industry, it is not appropriate to take funds from public lands to pay for it.  The Legislature just recently allocated money to create a new logger-training program in the community college system.  Since that program is just getting started, we should wait to see if it is working before we spend more money.

Studying areas of insufficient access is unnecessary; BPL already addresses these issues when a problem arises.  The bureau is also working to consolidate its ownerships that are held in common with others.  This creates more land that the public can enjoy. 

 

The bill directs BPL to develop a list of recreational infrastructure and ADA projects and provide it to its oversight committee for review.  This duplicates work already done by BPL to gather public input and address issues locally as resources permit.  This bill substitutes the committee's judgement over that of the local public who use the public lands.  BPL listens to the people in the field every day, and this bill will replace this policy with a centralized process that requires people to travel long distances to Augusta to make their case to the committee.  In addition, the appropriation in this bill will not be enough to do the work properly. 

 

Finally, the bill directs the BPL to review its bid process.  This is duplicative and unnecessary; the bureau has already worked out the contracting process with the Bureau of Purchases.  There is nothing to gain from another review.

 

The uncertainty and red tape that is in this bill will have negative impacts on BPL's ability to properly manage public lands.  We need to let the experts at the bureau continue their careful stewardship of our precious natural resources without the micromanagement of legislative committees. 

 

For these reasons, I return LD 586 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

 

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

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying item An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Commission To Study the Public Reserved Lands Management Fund (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 201)  (L.D. 586)
(H. "A" H-517 to C. "A" S-202)

 

            In Senate, July 20, 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?'

 

            29 voted in favor and 2 against, and 29 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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 9

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-1)  An Act To Expand the 1998 Special Retirement Plan To Include Detectives in the Office of the Attorney General

(H.P. 68)  (L.D. 100)
(C. "A" H-174)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENACTED in the House on May 23, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate FAILING of PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-2)  An Act To Opt Out of Federal Daylight Saving Time and To Ask the United States Secretary of Transportation To Place the State in the Atlantic Time Zone

(H.P. 159)  (L.D. 203)
(C. "A" H-76)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENACTED in the House on May 11, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate FAILING of PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-3)  Resolve, To Alleviate Hunger in Rural Maine in Areas of High Unemployment

(S.P. 352)  (L.D. 1070)
(C. "A" S-107)

 

            FINALLY PASSED in the House on May 30, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate FAILING of FINAL PASSAGE 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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 11

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Amend the Marijuana Legalization Act Regarding Retail Marijuana Testing Facilities

(H.P. 1132)  (L.D. 1641)
(S. "A" S-326)

 

 

            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)  Resolve, Providing for the Official Observance of the 200th Anniversary of the Formation of the State of Maine

(H.P. 806)  (L.D. 1143)
(S. "A" S-323 to C. "A" H-453)

 

 

            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 Protect Firefighters by Establishing a Prohibition on the Sale and Distribution of New Upholstered Furniture Containing Certain Flame-retardant Chemicals

(H.P. 138)  (L.D. 182)
(S. "B" S-338 to C. "A" H-215)

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Amend Principles of Reimbursement for Residential Care Facilities

(S.P. 178)  (L.D. 517)
(S. "A" S-321 to C. "A" S-91)

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Certain Sexual Offenses

(S.P. 216)  (L.D. 654)
(S. "A" S-320 to C. "A" S-113)

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Ensure Access to Opiate Addiction Treatment in Maine

(S.P. 307)  (L.D. 952)
(S. "A" S-331 to C. "A" S-106)

 

            (10-7)  An Act To End Homelessness by Expanding Housing Support Services

(H.P. 683)  (L.D. 970)
(S. "A" S-330 to C. "A" H-209)

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Restore Public Health Nursing Services

(S.P. 362)  (L.D. 1108)
(S. "A" S-329 to C. "A" S-155)

 

            (10-9)  An Act To Reduce Youth Access to Tobacco Products

(S.P. 391)  (L.D. 1170)
(S. "B" S-306 to C. "A" S-146; S. "A" S-325)

 

            (10-10)  An Act Regarding MaineCare Coverage for Telehealth Services

(S.P. 515)  (L.D. 1485)
(S. "A" S-328 to C. "A" S-205)

 

            (10-11)  An Act To Create an Aquaculture License

(H.P. 1044)  (L.D. 1520)
(S. "A" S-324 to C. "A" H-288)

 

 

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

 

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Resolves

 

            (10-12)  Resolve, To Increase the Affordability of Safe Drinking Water for Maine Families

(S.P. 426)  (L.D. 1263)
(S. "A" S-327 to C. "A" S-109)

 

 

            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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 12

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-1)  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)

 

            FINALLY PASSED in the House on June 16, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate FAILING of FINAL PASSAGE 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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 13

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-333) on Bill "An Act To Authorize Multiple General Fund Bond Issues To Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities"

(S.P. 543)  (L.D. 1552)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford
                                    BREEN of Cumberland
                                    KATZ of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    GATTINE of Westbrook
                                    FREY of Bangor
                                    HUBBELL of Bar Harbor
                                    JORGENSEN of Portland
                                    MARTIN of Eagle Lake
                                    SEAVEY of Kennebunkport
                                    TEPLER of Topsham
                                    TIMBERLAKE of Turner
                                    WINSOR of Norway

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-334) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    SIROCKI of Scarborough

            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-333).

 

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

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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 14

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-335) on Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Assist in the Commercialization of Maine Products and Services"

(S.P. 568)  (L.D. 1613)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford
                                    BREEN of Cumberland
                                    KATZ of Kennebec

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

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

 

            Signed:

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

            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-335) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-339) thereto.

 

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

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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 15

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Seven Members of the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS report in Report "A" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-336) on Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Provide Funding for a Program of Student Debt Cancellation and Refinancing"

(S.P. 384)  (L.D. 1163)

 

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BREEN of Cumberland

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

            Five Members of the same Committee report in Report "B" Ought Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

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

            One Member of the same Committee reports in Report "C" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-337) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    KATZ of Kennebec

 

            Comes from the Senate with Report "A" OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-336).

 

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

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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 16

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 600)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the Senate and House adjourn, they do so until the call of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, respectively, when there is a need to conduct business or consider objections of the Governor.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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

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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 17

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  An Act To Align State Relocation Assistance with That of the Federal Government

(H.P. 915)  (L.D. 1318)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENACTED in the House on May 16, 2017.  (Having previously been PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-112))

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-112) AND SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-319) 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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 18

 

ENACTORS

 

Bond Issue

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities and Upgrade Municipal Culverts

(S.P. 543)  (L.D. 1552)
(C. "A" S-333)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  In accordance with the provisions of Section 14 of Article IX of the Constitution, a two-thirds vote of the House necessary.

 

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Acts

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Align State Relocation Assistance with That of the Federal Government and Make Technical Changes to Recently Enacted Laws

(H.P. 915)  (L.D. 1318)
(C. "A" H-112; S. "A" S-319)

 

 

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

 

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