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SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


3rd Legislative Day

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Richard A. Bamforth, Augusta (retired).

 

            National Anthem by Lisa Suarez, Machias.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

 

Pursuant to Statute
Workers' Compensation Board

 

 

            (1-1)  Report of the Workers' Compensation Board pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 39-A, section 152, subsection 11 asks leave to report that the accompanying Bill "An Act To Amend the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992"

(S.P. 9)  (L.D. 1)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

            Comes from the Senate, Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT and ordered printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Cheryl DiCara, of Brunswick, on her retirement from the Department of Health and Human Services after 29 years of service.  During her career at the department, Ms. DiCara provided direction and leadership for state initiatives concerning the prevention of injury and suicide.  She helped to establish Maine as a national leader in the effort to prevent youth suicide and has been fundamental in uniting public and private entities to assist in this important work.  We send our appreciation to Ms. DiCara for her dedicated service and commitment to and compassion for the people of Maine, and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on her retirement;

 

(SLS 1)

 

 

            (5-2)  Wild Oats Bakery and Cafe, of Brunswick, on its being named the 2012 Retailer of the Year by the Maine Merchants Association.  This award is given to a business that has continued growth in employees or sales, a commitment of company resources to community projects and the creation of a positive work environment for all employees.  Founded in 1991 by David and Becky Shepherd, Wild Oats Bakery and Cafe has been serving the Brunswick area for over 20 years.  We congratulate Wild Oats Bakery and Cafe on its receiving this well-deserved honor;

 

(SLS 2)

 

 

            (5-3)  the members of the undefeated Valley Mustangs, of Madawaska, who won the 2012 Greater New England Youth Football League Championship: Gab St. Germain, Sam Thomas, Nicholas Daigle, Jordan Hodgkin, Michael Gagnon, Johnny Labbe, Sylvain Garvie, Justin Hodgkin, Tony Lajoie, Paige Morneault, Cody Dubois, Darren Devost, Richard Cyr, Josh Epstein, Alex Belanger, Jean-Michael Levesque, Jean-Francois Landry, Sebastien Daigle and Bruce Doucet and coaches Mark Daigle, Ron Dalgo, Dennis Gendreau, Bob St. Germain and Matt Russell.  The Valley Mustangs have been playing 8-man football since 2003 and this year they moved into the 11-man football division.  This was the first year for the Valley Mustangs under the Greater New England Youth Football League.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the team on their achievement;

 

(SLS 3)

 

 

            (5-4)  Matthew Rioux, of Fort Kent, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 189, 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;

 

(SLS 4)

 

 

            (5-5)  The citizens of Sanford who on November 6, 2012 voted to approve a new charter, which will replace the town meeting form of government with a city council and mayor and make Sanford Maine's newest city.  Sanford will become the first town in America to become a city in the 21st century.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the new City of Sanford;

 

(SLS 5)

 

 

            (5-6)  Deanna Rochefort, of Berwick, who has received the Girl Scout Gold Award.  This is the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  We send our congratulations to Deanna on this accomplishment;

 

(SLS 6)

 

 

            (5-7)  Mike Seitzinger, of Augusta, who is the recipient of the 2012 Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award.  Mr. Seitzinger is an attorney in Augusta.  He helped to build the new Kennebec Valley YMCA in 2006.  He founded Augusta Trails to support sport and recreation trails and facilities in Augusta's Bond Brook Recreation Area.  Mr. Seitzinger also serves on the boards of the Kennebec River Rail Trail, Riverfront Improvement, Lithgow Library and Kennebec Land Grant.  We extend our appreciation to Mr. Seitzinger for his commitment to the citizens of Augusta and congratulate him on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 7)

 

 

            (5-8)  the Family Violence Project, of Augusta, which is the recipient of the 2012 Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award.  The Family Violence Project provides support and services for survivors of domestic violence in Kennebec County and Somerset County.  Under the leadership of Deborah Shephard, the Family Violence Project each year handles 4,000 calls and nearly 3,000 face to face visits with victims at its 3 outreach offices and provides 5,000 nights of safety for victims at its shelters.  The Family Violence Project also works with businesses to help develop domestic violence workplace policies.  We extend our appreciation to the Family Violence Project for its commitment to the citizens of the City of Augusta and congratulate it on its receiving this award;

 

(SLS 8)

 

 

            (5-9)  Lakeside Motel and Cabins, of Winthrop, which is the recipient of the 2012 Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce President's Award.  Under the ownership of Andy and Sheree Wess, Lakeside Motel and Cabins has been a successful "home away from home" for fishermen, families, boaters, Legislators and many others.  Supporters of the Special Olympics, Mr. and Mrs. Wess held their 23rd annual bass tournament last year and raised over $16,000 for Special Olympics Maine.  We extend our appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. Wess for their commitment to the citizens of the State and congratulate Lakeside Motel and Cabins on its receiving this award;

 

(SLS 9)

 

 

            (5-10)  The Red Barn, of Augusta, which is the recipient of the 2012 Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce President's Award.  In late 2010, Laura Benedict, the owner of The Red Barn, decided to show her appreciation to the community for its support by increasing her charitable giving efforts.  Since then, The Red Barn has raised over $400,000 for local community members and charity causes.  We extend our appreciation to Ms. Benedict and The Red Barn for its commitment to the citizens of the City of Augusta and congratulate it on its receiving this award;

 

(SLS 10)

 

 

            (5-11)  Scott Bolduc, of Augusta, who has been named the 2012 Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year.  Mr. Bolduc is the CEO of Bolduc Technology Group, LLC, which is headquartered in Augusta.  Bolduc Technology Group, LLC is the worldwide leader in the design, development and manufacture of highly sophisticated drive-by-wire vehicle controls, serving the needs of drivers with disabilities.  We extend our appreciation to Mr. Bolduc for his commitment to the citizens of the State and congratulate him on his receiving this recognition;

 

(SLS 11)

 

 

            (5-12)  J.S. McCarthy Printers, of Augusta, which has been named the 2012 Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year.  J.S. McCarthy Printers is one of New England's largest sheet-fed printing operations and is a family-owned business that is on the cutting edge of technology.  In 2011, J.S. McCarthy Printers installed the first printing machine in the world that can print 8 colors simultaneously on both sides of a 28" by 40" sheet in one quarter of a second.  J.S. McCarthy Printers employs 175 workers, uses wind-powered electricity and recycles 140 tons of waste paper in a month.  We congratulate J.S. McCarthy Printers on its receiving this award and wish it continued success;

 

(SLS 12)

 

 

            (5-13)  O'Connor Auto Group, of Augusta, which is the recipient of the 2012 Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce President's Award.  Under the ownership of Randy and Teresa Hutchins, O'Connor Auto Group sells and services many franchises of vehicles of all kinds, and employs 250 people.  We extend our congratulations to O'Connor Auto Group on its receiving this award;

 

(SLS 13)

 

 

            (5-14)  Peter E. Prescott, of Litchfield, who is the recipient of the 2012 Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award.  Mr. Prescott owns Everett J. Prescott, Inc., a multi-state, multi-company pipeline organization with 300 employees.  Mr. Prescott has long been one of the Kennebec Valley's devoted civic leaders and benefactors.  Until its collapse in 2011, Mr. Prescott's ice arena provided numerous recreation opportunities for area youth.  In 2012, a new comprehensive ice arena was built due to Mr. Prescott's generosity and hard work.  We extend our appreciation to Mr. Prescott for his commitment to the youth of the State and congratulate him on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 14)

 

 

            (5-15)  Maggie Shannon, of Belgrade, who was named a 2012 Purpose Prize Fellow for her work protecting the outstanding quality and value of Maine's nearly 6,000 lakes and ponds.  The Purpose Prize, funded by the John Templeton Foundation and The Atlantic Philanthropies, is awarded by Encore.org, a nonprofit organization.  Nominees for the Purpose Prize are people over 60 who combine their passion and experience for social good.  Prize sponsors aim to disprove notions that innovation is the sole province of the young.  Ms. Shannon is Executive Director of the Maine Congress of Lake Associations, which is dedicated to lake stewardship, education and advocacy.  We extend our congratulations to her on her receiving this well-deserved honor;

 

(SLS 15)

 

 

            (5-16)  Joan Emerson, of Bridgton, on the celebration of her 90th birthday.  Mrs. Emerson was born on November 14, 1921 in Falmouth, Cornwall, England.  She was married to her husband James for more than 32 years and had a career as a cosmetologist for more than 50 years.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mrs. Emerson on this very special occasion;

 

(SLS 18)

 

 

            (5-17)  Judith Gerrish, of Bowerbank, on the occasion of her retirement from Mayo Regional Hospital after 34 years of service.  Ms. Gerrish served as a nursing administrator, Director of Heartwise and emergency medical services ambulance leader.  We extend our appreciation to Ms. Gerrish for her commitment to the Dover-Foxcroft community and wish her well in her future endeavors;

 

(SLS 19)

 

 

            (5-18)  Justin Tracy, of New Vineyard, who has been named the Morning Sentinel Boys Cross-Country Runner of the Year.  We extend our congratulations to Justin on his receiving this recognition;

 

(SLS 20)

 

 

            (5-19)  Machenzie Conlogue, of Farmington, who has been named the Morning Sentinel Girls Soccer Player of the Year.  Mackenzie scored 13 goals and had 11 assists this season.  We extend our congratulations to Mackenzie on her receiving this recognition;

 

(SLS 21)

 

 

            (5-20)  Kathy Welch, of York, who has been named the 2012 School Counselor of the Year by the Maine School Counselor Association.  Ms. Welch is a counselor at Coastal Ridge Elementary School in York.  We extend our congratulations to Ms. Welch on her receiving this recognition;

 

(SLS 24)

 

 

            (5-21)  Michael Vittum III, of Ellsworth, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 86, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  For his Eagle Scout service project, Michael helped build a 550-foot chain link fence around a duck pond in Birdsacre, the Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

 

(SLS 27)

 

 

            (5-22)  Michael Nadeau, of Windham, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 800, 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.  Michael received the Den Chief Service Award for his leadership in assisting and teaching younger scouts in Cub Scout Pack No. 805.  He also received the Vigil Honor, the highest honor given to members of the Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouting's national honor society.  We extend our congratulations to Michael on this achievement;

 

(SLS 28)

 

 

            (5-23)  Police Chief Doug Conroy, of Washburn, who is retiring after 12 years as Chief of the Washburn Police Department.  Chief Conroy, who has served more than 25 years in law enforcement, began his career in 1987 as an officer with the Caribou Police Department.  We send him our appreciation for his commitment to law enforcement and to the State, and we send him our congratulations and best wishes on his retirement;

 

(SLS 29)

 

 

            (5-24)  Ted Heroux, of Belfast, who is retiring after 45 years as the coach of the Belfast Area High School's wrestling team.  Since 1967, Mr. Heroux has guided the wrestling program to a 602-168-3 record, 8 Class B State Championships, 6 runner-up finishes, 11 Eastern Maine Class B titles and 13 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Championships.  Mr. Heroux is a 1961 graduate of Belfast High School and was a 5-time KVAC Coach of the Year and a 3-time Maine Coach of the Year honoree.  He coached 3 New England champions and 71 individual state champions from Belfast.  His teams won the Class A State Championships in 1969 and 1970 and Class B Titles in 1986, 1987, 1994, 1995, 2008 and 2009.  In 1999, Mr. Heroux was inducted into the Maine Amateur Wrestling Alliance Hall of Fame and in 2012, he was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame.  We send Mr. Heroux our appreciation for his commitment to coaching and to the youth of Maine, and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his retirement;

 

(SLS 31)

 

 

            (5-25)  Allen Holmes, of Belfast, who is retiring after 40 years of serving as the Belfast Area High School field hockey coach.  Mr. Holmes is credited with beginning the program at Belfast in 1972 and he leaves the program with 433 wins, seven State titles and 13 regional titles.  We send him our appreciation for his many years of commitment to the sport and to the youth of Maine, and we congratulate him on his retirement;

 

(SLS 32)

 

 

            (5-26)  Police Chief Bruce Asselin, of Houlton, who is the recipient of the 2012 Patricia A. Bailey Public Safety Award for his outstanding service and unselfish dedication to law enforcement and the people of Maine.  Chief Asselin has served as chief of the Houlton Police Department since 2007 and for 30 years in law enforcement.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Chief Asselin on his receiving this well-deserved honor;

 

(SLS 33)

 

 

            (5-27)  First Baptist Church of Houlton, on the celebration of its 150th Anniversary of serving the community.  The church was first established when the Reverend Henry Kendall visited the Houlton area in 1842 and recommended the appointment of Reverend Roy Crafts Spaulding, who preached in homes and schoolhouses in Houlton for the next 24 years.  In 1863, First Baptist Church was formed under the laws of the State of Maine.  The present church building was begun in 1894.  We extend our congratulations to the congregation of First Baptist Church on this anniversary and we send our best wishes for future success;

 

(SLS 34)

 

 

            (5-28)  Master Sergeant Darrell A. Hanning, of Houlton, who was honored with the United States Army Legion of Merit award.  This award is given for exceptional meritorious conduct, service and achievement.  We extend our congratulations to Master Sergeant Hanning on his receiving this award and send him our appreciation for his service;

 

(SLS 35)

 

 

            (5-29)  Joseph David Couture, of Sidney, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service. For his Eagle Scout service project,  Joseph organized a food drive for the food pantry in Sidney.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

 

(SLS 36)

 

 

            (5-30)  Charles H. Horton IV, of Saco, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 310, 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 Charles on this achievement;

 

(SLS 37)

 

 

            (5-31)  Lloyd Smith, of Farmington, who was named Supervisor Logger of the Year by the Certified Logging Professional program. Certified Logging Professional is a program designed to provide training and education to people involved in the Maine logging industry. There are over 1,500 Certified Logging Professional members in Maine. We congratulate Mr. Smith on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 39)

 

 

            (5-32)  Larry Davis, of Cambridge, on his retirement after 37 years as a rural carrier for the United States Postal Service.  Mr. Davis spent most of his career working out of the Cambridge post office and he also spent some time delivering out of the Guilford post office.  During his career, he logged nearly 900,000 miles and delivered more than 50 million letters.  We send our appreciation to Mr. Davis for his many years of dedicated commitment to the community and to the United States Postal Service, and we send him our congratulations and best wishes on his retirement;

 

(SLS 40)

 

 

            (5-33)  the members of the Thornton Academy Football Team, of Saco, who won the 2012 Class A State Championship:  Carter Davis, Eric Christensen, Tali Price, Brandon Briggs, Andrew Smith, Robert Runnells, Andrew Libby, Cody Lynn, Matthew Cleary, John Rizeakos, C.J. Michaud, Dylan Morton, Justin Boure, Will Renell, Josh Coffin, Alex Rizeakos, Chris Camire, Nate Glaude, Jesse Meikle, Demel Ruff, Nick Kenney, Derek Boissonnault, Dylan Smith, Jake Paquette, Josh Cyr, Jack Lemoine, Chris Harris, Josh Penaflorida, Jack Grondin, Bobby Begin, Jeremy Lambert, Connor McCrum, Dalton Collard, Hunter Parenteau, Jared King, Jordan Matthews, Jimmy Remmes, Mohammed Karim, Quinlan O'Brien, Raymond Ngo, Cody Meserve, Ian Paul, David LaPauloue, Tyler Fleurant, Ashton Lord, Michael Granger, Jordan Berube, D'Andre Morgan, Ben Zuke, Brian Martin, Peter Danton, Ben Simard, Dominic Small, Tyler Rodgers, Dakota Tarbox, Ryan Oliveria, Chris Kowash and Kevin Barrett and head coach Kevin Kezal and assistant coaches Craig Agreste, Dick Agreste, Kirk Agreste, Marc Gagne, Leon Hadiaris, Tony LeBlanc, Brian Morrison, Jack Morrison, Greg Paradis, Josh Pulsifer and Nick Tabor.  The team also won the 2012 Western Class A Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the team on this achievement;

 

(HLS 23)

Presented by Representative HOBBINS of Saco.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York, Representative CHENETTE of Saco.

 

 

            (5-34)  Shirrin L. Blaisdell, of Manchester, on the occasion of her retirement after 35 years of state service, including many years of service in the Office of Fiscal and Program Review and the State Budget Office.  During her tenure she has given generously of her talents and strengths.  We are very impressed with her professionalism, knowledge and attention to detail.  We extend our appreciation to Ms. Blaisdell for her commitment to the State and wish her well in her retirement;

 

(HLS 24)

Presented by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator FLOOD of Kennebec.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-35)  Peter C. MacVane, of Portland, a 34-year veteran of the South Portland Police Department.  Mr. MacVane graduated from Deering High School and the University of Southern Maine.  Mr. MacVane was a court officer and a member of the motorcycle unit for the police department.  For many years, he was known as Officer Friendly to schoolchildren, teaching them about safety.  He was an active volunteer for many charitable organizations, including the Maine Special Olympics, "Cop on Top" at Harley Davidson and "Tip a Cop" at local restaurants.  He was one of the founders of the annual Lobster Dip in 1988.  Mr. MacVane was awarded the American Lung Association's Dana Dutton Volunteer Excellence Award for participating in the Trek Across Maine for 14 years.  He enjoyed kayaking, hiking, cross-country skiing, camping and riding his motorcycle.  Mr. MacVane will be sadly missed by his loving family, his friends and the people whose lives he touched;

 

(SLS 25)

 

 

            (5-36)  Dr. William Thomas Yates, of Wilton, a longtime physician in the area, who delivered over 2,500 babies during his 30-year career in his obstetrics and gynecology practice.  Dr. Yates was born in Elyria, Ohio and received his undergraduate degree at Oberlin College in 1963 and his MD degree from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine in 1967.  He did his internship in Minneapolis and served in the United States Navy Reserve as a lieutenant in the Medical Corps.  Dr. Yates married Margaret Bandlow, a nurse in the United States Navy at Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1969.  He completed his residency at Akron General Medical Center in 1975, and he and his wife moved to Wilton, where he opened Franklin County's first obstetrics and gynecology practice.  He was a dedicated hiker, cyclist and competitive runner and was known to be a creative and adventurous man who embraced his roles as husband, father and friend with love and generosity.  He will be greatly missed by his wife, Margaret, his loving family and those whose lives he touched;

 

(SLS 38)

 

 

 

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

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

 

 

1.         Joint Order, To Require the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services To Examine Guardian Ad Litem Certification

(H.P. 7)

 

TABLED - January 8, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - Motion of Representative BROOKS of Winterport to REFER to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing the Mount Blue High School Football Team

(HLS 3)

 

TABLED - January 8, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Tobias Leboutillier, of Brewer

(HLS 12)

 

TABLED - January 8, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE JUNE 19, 2013

State of Maine
House of Representatives
126th Legislature
First Regular Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 10)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the House and Senate adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 10:00 the morning.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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