Table of Contents

House Calendar
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
ORDERS
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 4
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 5
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
SUPPLEMENT NO. 6
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
SUPPLEMENT NO. 7
ENACTORS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 8
ENACTORS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 9
ENACTORS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 10
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
SUPPLEMENT NO. 11
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
SUPPLEMENT NO. 12
SENATE PAPERS
Non-Concurrent Matter
SUPPLEMENT NO. 13
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
SUPPLEMENT NO. 14
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 15
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST SPECIAL SESSION


 

1st Legislative Day

Monday, October 23, 2017

 

            This being the day designated in the proclamation of the Governor for meeting of the One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Legislature in extra session, the members of the House of Representatives are to assemble in their hall at 10:00 in the morning and will be called to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Father Robert J. Pecoraro, S.J., President, Cheverus High School, Portland.

 

            National Anthem by Angela Pitteroff, Augusta.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Robert Chagrasulis, M.D., Casco.

 

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CALLING OF THE ROLL

 

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            The Following Proclamation: (H.C. 332)

 

STATE OF MAINE

PROCLAMATION

 

WHEREAS, the Legislature of this State should meet in special session to consider legislation to correct an issue in LD 725, "An Act to Recognize Local Control Regarding Food Systems" which was passed by the Legislature and signed into law during the last legislative session and is scheduled to go into effect on November 1, 2017 and to appropriate to state agencies funding for the Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS); and

 

WHEREAS, the proposed legislative changes to LD 725 is designed to promote the continued inspection of meat, poultry, fish and milk by federal and state inspectors to ensure compliance with federal and state food safety laws, rules and regulations; and

 

WHEREAS, compliance with federal and state food safety laws, rules and regulations promotes the public health and welfare of all people in the State of Maine and prevents negative economic impacts to the economy of the State of Maine; and

 

WHEREAS, the budget passed by the Legislature to end the government shutdown did not allocate money from the general fund to state agencies for the MEGIS program, and the program has been operating with funds that were carried over from the previous fiscal year of 2017; and

 

WHEREAS, MEGIS provides critical services at the state, regional and local level across Maine in support of economic development activities and public safety; and

 

WHEREAS, State Agencies have funding until November 2017 and without appropriations from the Legislature, MEGIS and the State's ability to adequately provide Geographic Information System services will be in extreme jeopardy,

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Paul R. LePage, Governor of the State of Maine, by the virtue of the power vested in me as Governor by Article V, Part 1, Section 13 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, convene the Legislature of this State, hereby requiring the Representatives and the Senators to assemble at ten o'clock in the morning in their respective chambers at the Capitol in Augusta on, Monday, October 23, 2017, in order to receive communications, and to consider and determine on such measures as in their judgment will best promote the welfare of the State.

 

In testimony whereof, I have caused the Great Seal of the State to be hereunto affixed GIVEN under my hand at Augusta this Twenty-ninth Day of September Two Thousand Seventeen.

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

S/Dorothy A. Canelli

Chief Deputy Secretary of State

 

 

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ORDERS

 

            On motion of Representative HERBIG of Belfast, the following House Order:  (H.O. 45)

 

ORDERED, that a Committee of ten be appointed to wait upon His Excellency, Governor Paul Richard LePage, and inform him that a quorum of the House of Representatives is assembled in the Hall of the House for the consideration of such business as may come before the House.

 

 

 

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            On motion of Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston, the following House Order:  (H.O. 46)

 

ORDERED, that a message be conveyed to the Senate that a quorum of the House of Representatives is present for the consideration of such business as may come before the House.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 333)

 

STATE OF MAINE

Office of the Secretary of State

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0148

 

September 28, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Governor LePage has set Tuesday, November 7, 2017, as the date for the Special Election to be held in District 56.

 

Please find enclosed a certified copy of the Governor's Proclamation.  Please contact the Division of Elections at 624-7650 if you have any questions regarding this election.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Matthew Dunlap

Secretary of State

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 338)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

October 6, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon:

 

This is to inform you that, pursuant to Title 3 M.R.S.A., §154, I am withdrawing my nomination of Wilson G. Hess Ph.D. of Freedom for reappointment as a member of the State Board of Education.

 

This nomination is currently pending before the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 334)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

October 23, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Pursuant to my authority, I have appointed and reappointed the following members to serve on committees, commissions, groups and task forces:

 

Task Force on Health Care Coverage for All of Maine, Joint Order 2017, Senate Paper 592, effective September 20, 2017:

Representative Heather B. Sanborn of Portland as a member of the House of Representatives serving on the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services and House Chair

Representative Anne C. Perry of Calais as a member of the House of Representatives serving on the Committee on Health and Human Services

Representative Robert A. Foley of Wells as a member of the House of Representatives serving on the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services

Representative Paul B. Chace of Durham as a member of the House of Representatives serving on the Committee on Health and Human Services

Francis McGinty of Portland to represent the interests of health care providers

Mr. Kevin Lewis of Community Health Options in Lewiston to represent the interests of health insurance carriers

Patricia Riley of Brunswick, Executive Director of the National Academy for State Health Policy to represent the interests of consumers

Daniel Kleban of Freeport, Co-founder and Brewer at Maine Beer Company to represent the interests of employers with fewer than 50 employees

 

Special Education Cost Drivers and Innovative Approaches to Services, Public Law 2017, Chapter 26, effective August 29, 2017:

Representative Richard R. Farnsworth of Portland as a member of the House of Representatives and Co-chair

Mr. Jerry Nault of Sheepscot Valley RSU 12 in Somerville as a member of a school board representing the Maine School Boards Association

Ms. Jennifer McGee of Atwood Primary School in Oakland as a principal representing the Maine Principals' Association

Ms. Carrie Woodcock of the Maine Parent Federation in Farmington as a parent of a student with special needs representing a statewide association of parents of students with special needs

Ms. Andrea Disch, Business Manager of MSAD 11 in Gardiner as a school business manager

 

Working Group to Improve the Provision of Indigent Legal Services, Public Law Chapter 284, Sec. UUUU-17, effective August 3, 2017:

Representative Barbara A. Cardone of Bangor as House Chair

Representative Roger L. Sherman of Hodgdon

 

Commission To Streamline Veterans' Licensing and Certification, Resolve 2017, Chapter 27, effective August 29, 2017:

Representative Jared F. Golden of Lewiston as a member of the House of Representatives, a veteran of military service, and House Chair

Representative Louis J. Luchini of Ellsworth as a member of the House of Representatives serving on the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs

Representative Bradlee T. Farrin of Norridgewock as a member of the House of Representatives serving on the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs and a veteran of military service

Dr. Monika Bissell, President of the Maine College of Health Professions of Lewiston as an individual working at an educational institution with programming that results in licensing or certification

Matthew Jabaut of Lewiston as an individual with prior military service

 

Right To Know Advisory Committee, Title 1, MRSA, Chapter 13, Subchapter 1, §411-2, effective August 31, 2017:

Mr. James Campbell of Searsport, President of the Maine Freedom of Information Coalition to represent a statewide coalition of advocates of freedom of access.

 

Maine HIV Advisory Committee, Title 5, MRSA, Part 23, Ch. 501, §19202.2-B, effective August 8, 2017:

Representative Ryan M. Fecteau of Biddeford as a member of the House of Representatives

 

Advisory Committee on Family Development Accounts, Title 10, MRSA, Part 2, Ch. 110, Subchapter 4-A, §1079-1, effective September 7, 2017:

Ms. Jean Dempster of New Ventures Maine to represent a community development organization

 

State Education and Employment Outcomes Task Force, Title 20-A MRSA, Part 5, Chapter 437, §12901, effective September 7, 2017:

Representative Seth A. Berry of Bowdoinham as a member of the House of Representatives as House Chair

Representative Paul A. Stearns of Guilford as a member of the House of Representatives

Mr. Derek Langhauser of Cumberland Foreside, President of the Maine Community College System, as a representative of the Maine Community College System

 

Maine Children's Growth Council, Title 5, MRSA, Part 30, Chapter 621, §24001.3-B, effective October 11, 2017:

Ms. Anastasia Hicks of Brunswick as a parent

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 335)

 

MAINE STATE LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF PROGRAM EVALUATION AND

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY

 

TO:              Honorable Michael Thibodeau, President of the Senate

                     Honorable Sara Gideon, Speaker of the House

                     and Democratic and Republican Leaders

 

FROM:        S/Beth L. Ashcroft, Director

 

DATE:         August 28, 2017

 

RE:               Pine Tree Development Zones

 

Attached please find the final report from the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability on the Pine Tree Development Zones. The report is also available on our website at http://legislature.maine.gov/opega/opega-reports/9149.  The public comment period on this Report has been scheduled for Monday, September 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 220 Cross Building.

 

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

 

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 336)

 

Washington County Development Authority

 

August 21, 2017

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Gideon and President Thibodeau:

 

Pursuant to 5 M.R.S.A., Section 12023, please consider this the letter of transmittal for the required report from the Washington County Development Authority due by September 1, 2017.

 

The WCDA was incorporated in 2003 with the purpose of redeveloping the former Navy Base in Cutler.  Several private developers have attempted to redevelop the commercial side of the base but were unsuccessful.  In 2015, Cutler North, LLC gifted the commercial side to the WCDA.  The Authority is working to bring the facility back into productive use.

 

Please contact me with any questions or concerns.  Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Betsy Fitzgerald

Chair

 

 

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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 337)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

October 23, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Please be advised that pursuant to his authority, Governor Paul R. LePage has nominated the following:

 

On September 20, 2017

 

Honorable MaryGay Kennedy of Brunswick, Honorable Ann M. Murray of Bangor and Honorable Robert E. Murray, Jr. of Bangor for reappointment as Justices to the Maine Superior Court.

Pursuant to Article V, Part First, §8, of the Maine Constitution, these reappointments are contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary.

 

Judge Susan E. Oram of Auburn and Judge Bruce A. Jordan for reappointment as District Court Judges.

Pursuant to Title 4 MRSA §157, these reappointments are contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary.

 

On September 27, 2017

 

Randall D. Davis of Smithfield for appointment as a Commissioner to the Public Utilities Commission.

Pursuant to Title 35-A, MRSA §105, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology.

 

Donald C. Lewis, Jr. of Brewer for reappointment to the Efficiency Maine Trust Board.

Pursuant to Title 35-A, MRSA §10103, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology.

 

On September 28, 2017

 

Stacey L. Morrison of Gardiner for reappointment to the Maine Governmental Facilities Authority.

Pursuant to Title 4, MRSA §1602, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government.

 

Lawrence J. Davis of Hallowell for reappointment to the State Liquor and Lottery Commission.

Pursuant to Title 5, MRSA §283-A, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs.

 

Douglas Kelley Young, Esq. of Portland for appointment to the Maine Board of Tax Appeals.

Pursuant to Title 36, MRSA §151-D, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation.

 

Honorable Richard A. Nass of Acton for reappointment to the Maine Board of Tax Appeals.

Pursuant to Title 36, MRSA §151-D, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation.

 

On September 29, 2017

 

Alexander E. Porteous of Portland for appointment as Commissioner, Department of Administrative and Financial Services.

Pursuant to Title 5, MRSA §281, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs.

 

Honorable Gary W. Reed of Falmouth for reappointment to the State Harness Racing Commission.

Pursuant to Title 8, MRSA §261-A, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

 

Honorable Michael J. Timmons of Cumberland for appointment to the State Harness Racing Commission.

Pursuant to Title 8, MRSA §261-A, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

 

Stanley K. Millay of Appleton for reappointment to the Maine Milk Commission.

Pursuant to Title 7, MRSA §2952, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

 

David C. Adams of Mapleton for appointment to the Board of Pesticides Control.

Pursuant to Title 22, MRSA §1471-B, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

 

On October 3, 2017

 

James G. Howard of Topsham and James P. Violette of Waterville for reappointment to the Finance Authority of Maine.

Pursuant to Title 10, MRSA §965, these reappointments are contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

Amie M. Parker of Lewiston, Carl A. Guignard of Lewiston and Dennis E. Welch of Windham for reappointment to the Maine Labor Relations Board.

Pursuant to Title 26, MRSA §968, these reappointments are contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

Kevin P. Joseph of Oakland and Lincoln J. Merrill, Jr. of North Yarmouth for reappointment as Commissioners of the Maine State Housing Authority.

Pursuant to Title 30-A, MRSA §4723.2, these reappointments are contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

Albert Ricker Hamilton, Jr. for appointment as Commissioner, Department of Health and Human Services.

Pursuant to Title 22-A, MRSA §204, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services.

 

On October 4, 2017

 

John G. Shattuck of Newcastle and Michelle S. Ames of Portland for reappointment to the School Board of the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf.

Pursuant to Title 20-A, MRSA §7406, these reappointments are contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Terry L. Morrell of Gorham for appointment to the School Board of the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf.

Pursuant to Title 20-A, MRSA §7406, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

James Douglas Wellington, Esq. of Castine for reappointment to the Board of Trustees, Maine Maritime Academy.

Pursuant to P&SL 1975, Chapter 771 §428, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Ande A. Smith of North Yarmouth for appointment to the Board of Trustees, Maine Maritime Academy.

Pursuant to P&SL 1975, Chapter 771 §428, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Jay M. Hibbard of Portland for appointment to the Board of Trustees, Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation.

Pursuant to PL 367, S.P. 592, L.D. 1551 §2, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Elizabeth M. Timm of Falmouth for appointment to the Board of Trustees, University of Maine System.

Pursuant to P&SL 1967, Chapter 229, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Wilson G. Hess, Ph.D. of Freedom for reappointment to the State Board of Education.

Pursuant to Title 20-A, MRSA §401, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Honorable Wendy L. Ault of Wayne for appointment to the State Board of Education.

Pursuant to Title 20-A, MRSA §401, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Patricia A. Duran of Hermon for reappointment to the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees.

Pursuant to Title 20-A, MRSA §12705, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Emily G. Smith of Presque Isle for appointment to the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees.

Pursuant to Title 20-A, MRSA §12705, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Jennifer J. Duddy, Esq. of Cape Elizabeth for reappointment to the Maine Unemployment Insurance Commission.

Pursuant to Title 26, MRSA §1081, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Delay Further the Implementation of Certain Portions of the Marijuana Legalization Act" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1140)  (L.D. 1651)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

 

            Joint Select Committee on MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IMPLEMENTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 47)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Susan M. W. Austin of Gray be excused June 20 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Karen A. Gerrish of Lebanon be excused July 20 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Chad Wayne Grignon of Athens be excused July 1 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Scott M. Hamann of South Portland be excused June 1 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Matthew A. Harrington of Sanford be excused July 1 and 20 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Jonathan L. Kinney of Limington be excused July 20 for legislative business.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Richard S. Malaby of Hancock be excused July 1 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Donald G. Marean of Hollis be excused July 20 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Andrew J. McLean of Gorham be excused July 20 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Matthew G. Pouliot of Augusta be excused March 9 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Lois Galgay Reckitt of South Portland be excused August 2 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Beth Peloquin Turner of Burlington be excused July 20 and August 2 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Karleton S. Ward of Dedham be excused June 13 for legislative business and June 27 for personal reasons.

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Five Members of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS report in Report "A" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-567) on Bill "An Act To Bring Maine's Ranked-choice Voting Law into Constitutional Compliance"

(H.P. 1137)  (L.D. 1646)

 

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CARPENTER of Aroostook

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

            Four Members of the same Committee report in Report "B" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-568) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    DILLINGHAM of Oxford
                                    FARRIN of Norridgewock
                                    HANINGTON of Lincoln

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin

            Representative:
                                    WHITE of Washburn

            One Member of the same Committee reports in Report "D" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "C" (H-569) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

 

            Representative:
                                    LUCHINI of Ellsworth

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            (6-2)  Fifteen Members of the Joint Select Committee on MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IMPLEMENTATION report in Report "A" Ought to Pass pursuant to Joint Order 2017, H.P. 96 on Bill "An Act To Amend the Marijuana Legalization Act" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1139)  (L.D. 1650)

 

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    KATZ of Kennebec
                                    DESCHAMBAULT of York
                                    DION of Cumberland
                                    MAKER of Washington
                                    ROSEN of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    PIERCE of Falmouth
                                    ACKLEY of Monmouth
                                    BICKFORD of Auburn
                                    BLUME of York
                                    FREY of Bangor
                                    HARVELL of Farmington
                                    JORGENSEN of Portland
                                    MAREAN of Hollis
                                    MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth
                                    PERKINS of Oakland

            One Member of the same Committee reports in Report "B" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-570) pursuant to Joint Order 2017, H.P. 96 on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

 

            Representative:
                                    COREY of Windham

            One Member of the same Committee reports in Report "C" Ought Not to Pass pursuant to Joint Order 2017, H.P. 96 on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

 

            Representative:
                                    HICKMAN of Winthrop

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 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.         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)
(H. "A" H-565 to C. "A" S-335)

 

- In Senate, PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-335) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-339) thereto.

- CARRIED OVER to any special or regular session, or both, of the 128th Legislature, pursuant to Joint Order H.P. 1138 on August 2, 2017.

TABLED - July 20, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         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)
(C. "A" S-336)

 

- In Senate, PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-336).

- CARRIED OVER to any special or regular session, or both, of the 128th Legislature, pursuant to Joint Order H.P. 1138 on August 2, 2017.

TABLED - July 20, 2017 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Monday, October 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.P. 607)

 

MAINE SENATE

128TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

October 19, 2017

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

128th Legislature

 

Honorable Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

128th Legislature

 

Dear President Thibodeau and Speaker Gideon:

 

On October 12, 2017, one bill was received by the Secretary of the Senate.

 

Pursuant to the provisions of Joint Rule 308.2, this bill was referred to a Joint Standing Committee on October 12, 2017, as follows:

 

Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Resolve, Authorizing Certain Land Transactions by the Bureau of Parks and Lands within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (EMERGENCY) (S.P. 604) (L.D. 1647) (Sponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook) (Cosponsored by Representative MARTIN of Sinclair and Representative WHITE of Washburn) (Approved for introduction by a majority of the Legislative Council pursuant to Joint Rule 205.)

 

On October 13, 2017, two bills were received by the Secretary of the Senate.

 

Pursuant to the provisions of Joint Rule 308.2, these two bills were referred to a Joint Standing Committee on October 13, 2017, as follows:

 

Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Bill “An Act To Amend the Law Recognizing Local Control Regarding Food Systems and Require Compliance with Federal and State Food Safety Regulations” (EMERGENCY) (GOVERNOR’S BILL) (S.P. 605) (L.D. 1648) (Sponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook)

 

Appropriations and Financial Affairs

Bill “An Act To Provide Funding for Geographic Information System Services” (EMERGENCY) (GOVERNOR’S BILL) (S.P. 606) (L.D. 1649) (Sponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford)

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Heather J.R. Priest

Secretary of the Senate

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

 

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

 

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

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

Monday, October 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

 

 

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. 606)  (L.D. 1649) Bill "An Act To Provide Funding for Geographic Information System Services" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass

 

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

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

Monday, October 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 339)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

October 23, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Please be advised that pursuant to Title 3 M.R.S.A., §154, Governor Paul R. LePage withdrew the following nominations:

 

On October 20, 2017

 

Honorable MaryGay Kennedy of Brunswick, Honorable Ann M. Murray of Bangor and Honorable Robert E. Murray, Jr. of Bangor for reappointment as Justices to the Maine Superior Court.

 

Judge Susan E. Oram of Auburn and Judge Bruce A. Jordan of Veazie for reappointment as District Court Judges.

 

These nominations are currently pending confirmation before the Senate.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

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

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

Monday, October 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 340)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

October 23, 2017

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Please be advised that, Governor Paul R. LePage rescinded his October 20, 2017 withdrawal of the following nominations:

 

On October 23, 2017

 

Honorable MaryGay Kennedy of Brunswick, Honorable Ann M. Murray of Bangor and Honorable Robert E. Murray, Jr. of Bangor for reappointment as Justices to the Maine Superior Court.

 

Judge Susan E. Oram of Auburn and Judge Bruce A. Jordan of Veazie for reappointment as District Court Judges.

 

These nominations are currently pending confirmation before the Senate.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sara Gideon

Speaker of the House

 

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

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

Monday, October 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (S.P. 604)  (L.D. 1647) Resolve, Authorizing Certain Land Transactions by the Bureau of Parks and Lands within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (EMERGENCY)  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-343)

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 605)  (L.D. 1648) Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Recognizing Local Control Regarding Food Systems and Require Compliance with Federal and State Food Safety Regulations" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-342)

 

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House of Representatives
128th Legislature
First Special Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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

Monday, October 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 6

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Bring Maine's Ranked-choice Voting Law into Constitutional Compliance"

(H.P. 1137)  (L.D. 1646)

 

            Report "A" (5) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED 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-567) in the House on October 23, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate with Report "B" (4) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "B" (H-568) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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

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

Monday, October 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 7

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Amend the Law Recognizing Local Control Regarding Food Systems and Require Compliance with Federal and State Food Safety Regulations

(S.P. 605)  (L.D. 1648)
(C. "A" S-342)

 

 

            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 Special Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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

Monday, October 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 8

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Provide Funding for Geographic Information System Services

(S.P. 606)  (L.D. 1649)

 

 

            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 Special Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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

Monday, October 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 9

 

ENACTORS

 

Pursuant to the Constitution
Public Land - Emergency

 

            (10-1)  Resolve, Authorizing Certain Land Transactions by the Bureau of Parks and Lands within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

(S.P. 604)  (L.D. 1647)
(C. "A" S-343)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  In accordance with the provisions of Section 23 of Article IX of the Constitution, 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 Special Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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

Monday, October 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 10

 

ENACTORS

 

 

Acts

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Implement Ranked-choice Voting in 2021

(H.P. 1137)  (L.D. 1646)
(C. "B" H-568)

 

 

            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 Special Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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

Monday, October 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 11

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Marijuana Legalization Act" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1139)  (L.D. 1650)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED in the House on October 23, 2017.

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-345) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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

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

Monday, October 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 12

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  An Act To Encourage Regional Planning and Reorganization

(H.P. 242)  (L.D. 328)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENACTED in the House on May 18, 2017.  (Having previously been PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-150))

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-150) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-344) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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

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

Monday, October 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 13

 

ENACTORS

 

 

Acts

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Amend the Marijuana Legalization Act

(H.P. 1139)  (L.D. 1650)
(S. "A" S-345)

 

 

            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 Special Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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

Monday, October 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 14

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 608)

 

 

            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 Special Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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

Monday, October 23, 2017

SUPPLEMENT NO. 15

 

ENACTORS

 

 

Acts

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Encourage Regional Planning and Reorganization

(H.P. 242)  (L.D. 328)
(S. "A" S-344 to C. "A" H-150)

 

 

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

 

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