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House Calendar
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


6th Legislative Day

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

 

Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

Prayer by Pastor Karen Garcia, New Sharon United Methodist Church.

 

National Anthem by Pilar Geneus, Oakland.

 

Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Doctor of the day, Carla Burkley, M.D., Auburn.

 

Reading of the Journal of Thursday, January 17, 2013.

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

(2-1) The Following Communication: (H.C. 19)

 

STATE OF MAINE

DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL

AND FINANCIAL REGULATION

BUREAU OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

36 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0036

 

January 15, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

In accordance with Title 9-B MRSA 217, as amended, enclosed please find a copy of the "Annual Report from the Superintendent of the Bureau of Financial Institutions to the Legislature." In addition to the annual statistical information, the Report also includes informational segments which address issues of current importance to the Legislature, the Executive Branch, and the Maine financial institution community.

 

If you have any questions regarding the information contained in this Report, the Bureau would be pleased to respond. This Report will also be available in electronic format on the Bureau of Financial Institutions' web site at www.maine.gov/financialinstitutions.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Lloyd P. LaFountain III

Superintendent

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

(3-1) Bill "An Act To Change the Schedule for the Beginning of the Biennial Budget Cycle"

(H.P. 58) (L.D. 80)

 

Sponsored by Representative COTTA of China.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, BOLAND of Sanford, CAREY of Lewiston, DION of Portland, HARVELL of Farmington, HAYES of Buckfield, KESCHL of Belgrade, SANBORN of Gorham.

 

Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-2) Bill "An Act To Reduce the Number of Public Safety Answering Points"

(H.P. 52) (L.D. 60)

 

Sponsored by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CHASE of Wells, LIBBY of Waterboro, MALABY of Hancock.

 

(3-3) Bill "An Act To Provide Funding to the State Board of Corrections for Certain County Jail Debt"

(H.P. 59) (L.D. 76)

 

Sponsored by Representative DION of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representative: McCABE of Skowhegan.

 

Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-4) Bill "An Act To Amend Standards for Participation in Certain Public School Services by Students Who Are Homeschooled"

(H.P. 53) (L.D. 61)

 

Sponsored by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington and Representatives: CRAFTS of Lisbon, GUERIN of Glenburn, MAKER of Calais.

 

Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-5) Bill "An Act To Provide Additional Funding for Respite Care for the Elderly and for Adults with Disabilities"

(H.P. 54) (L.D. 62)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: CASSIDY of Machias, GUERIN of Glenburn, LOCKMAN of Amherst, MAKER of Calais, NEWENDYKE of Litchfield, SIROCKI of Scarborough, SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, Senator: BURNS of Washington.

 

(3-6) Bill "An Act To Require Health Care Practitioners To Distribute Free Samples of Medication in Certain Circumstances"

(H.P. 60) (L.D. 77)

 

Sponsored by Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Representative: BRIGGS of Mexico.

 

(3-7) Bill "An Act To Expand Transitional Assistance for Families"

(H.P. 61) (L.D. 78)

 

Sponsored by Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford.

 

Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-8) Resolve, To Direct the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Allow Veterans with Lower Limb Loss To Obtain "Any-deer" Hunting Permits

(H.P. 55) (L.D. 63)

 

Sponsored by Representative DUNPHY of Embden.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CRAY of Palmyra, ESPLING of New Gloucester, GIFFORD of Lincoln, HARLOW of Portland, KESCHL of Belgrade, MALABY of Hancock, McCLELLAN of Raymond, TURNER of Burlington.

 

(3-9) Bill "An Act To Allow a Junior Hunter To Shoot Any Deer on Opening Day of Hunting Season"

(H.P. 62) (L.D. 79)

 

Sponsored by Representative GIFFORD of Lincoln.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: CRAFTS of Lisbon, CROCKETT of Bethel, DAVIS of Sangerville, DUNPHY of Embden, LONG of Sherman, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TURNER of Burlington, WOOD of Sabattus.

 

Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-10) Bill "An Act To Require Full Disclosure by Insurance Carriers Using Credit Ratings"

(H.P. 63) (L.D. 70)

 

Sponsored by Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Representative: BRIGGS of Mexico.

 

Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-11) Bill "An Act To Place Land in Centerville in Trust for the Passamaquoddy Tribe"

(H.P. 56) (L.D. 64)

 

Sponsored by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington and Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, JOHNSON of Greenville, MAKER of Calais, MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation, NUTTING of Oakland, PRIEST of Brunswick.

 

Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-12) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Pawn Transactions"

(H.P. 64) (L.D. 71)

 

Sponsored by Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro.

Cosponsored by Representatives: LONGSTAFF of Waterville, WILSON of Augusta.

 

Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-13) Bill "An Act To Open the St. Croix River to River Herring" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 65) (L.D. 72)

 

Sponsored by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

Cosponsored by Senator DUTREMBLE of York and Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, BERRY of Bowdoinham, DOAK of Columbia Falls, MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation, PARRY of Arundel, Senator: JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-14) Bill "An Act To Reduce the Income Tax on Capital Gains"

(H.P. 57) (L.D. 65)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: CRAY of Palmyra, DUNPHY of Embden, FITZPATRICK of Houlton, GIFFORD of Lincoln, LIBBY of Waterboro, LOCKMAN of Amherst, NEWENDYKE of Litchfield, SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

(3-15) Bill "An Act To Exempt Persons 65 Years of Age or Older Whose Income Is below the Poverty Line from Paying Property Taxes on Their Homes"

(H.P. 66) (L.D. 73)

 

Sponsored by Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CASAVANT of Biddeford, GRANT of Gardiner, PEOPLES of Westbrook, SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

 

Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-16) Bill "An Act To Require That Motorcyclists Wear Helmets"

(H.P. 69) (L.D. 66)

 

Sponsored by Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford.

 

(3-17) Bill "An Act To Strengthen Collaboration in the Transfer of Responsibilities for State and State Aid Highways"

(H.P. 70) (L.D. 67)

 

Sponsored by Representative BOLAND of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York, Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: CHENETTE of Saco, COTTA of China, KUSIAK of Fairfield, MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach, MASON of Topsham, PEOPLES of Westbrook, WEAVER of York, Senator: LACHOWICZ of Kennebec.

 

(3-18) Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Use of a Handheld Mobile Telephone while Operating a Motor Vehicle"

(H.P. 71) (L.D. 68)

 

Sponsored by Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin and Representatives: BOLAND of Sanford, BRIGGS of Mexico, CAMPBELL of Newfield, COTTA of China, DION of Portland, MAKER of Calais, SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, Senator: HILL of York.

 

(3-19) Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Place a Sign on Northbound Interstate 95 Directing Motorists to Lee Academy

(H.P. 67) (L.D. 74)

 

Sponsored by Representative TURNER of Burlington.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot and Representative: GIFFORD of Lincoln.

 

(3-20) Bill "An Act To Ensure Pedestrian Safety in Roundabouts"

(H.P. 68) (L.D. 75)

 

Sponsored by Representative WILSON of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: DAVIS of Sangerville, FOWLE of Vassalboro, McCLELLAN of Raymond, McLEAN of Gorham, NUTTING of Oakland, PLANTE of Berwick, POULIOT of Augusta, SANDERSON of Chelsea.

 

Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-21) Bill "An Act To Strengthen Financial Disclosure Laws for the Legislative and Executive Branches of State Government"

(H.P. 72) (L.D. 69)

 

Sponsored by Representative GOODE of Bangor.

Cosponsored by Representative: RUSSELL of Portland.

 

Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

(5-1) Pearl Levine, of Portland, on the occasion of her 100th Birthday, February 11, 2013. Mrs. Levine was born in Clinton, Massachusetts and moved to Portland, Maine after she married her husband over 70 years ago. Her husband owned Freeport Shoe Company. They had 2 sons, 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Levine is very active in the Jewish community, serving as the most recent past-president of the local chapter of Hadassah. She has been a lifelong reader, loves to swim and does water aerobics 3 times a week. We send her our congratulations and best wishes on the centennial celebration of her life;

 

(SLS 43)

 

 

(5-2) Tom Hinds, of Augusta, who was named the 2012 Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the Maine Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Mr. Hinds, the head of the physical education department at Cony High School, has been teaching physical education there since 1998. We send him our congratulations and best wishes on his receiving this distinguished honor;

 

(SLS 44)

 

 

(5-3) Mike McGee, of Fairfield, longtime championship coach of the Lawrence High School boys basketball team, on the occasion of his retirement after 31 years as a coach, the last 28 years as head coach of his alma mater. Mr. McGee has guided the team to 5 Eastern Maine Class A titles, 2 Class A State Championships and 3 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A Championships. In addition, Mr. McGee was a notable basketball player himself at Lawrence High School, helping to lead the school's team to its first 2 Eastern Class A boys basketball championships. As a senior, he was named to the Bangor Daily News All-Maine first team. Mr. McGee went on to excel in college basketball, scoring 1,000 points at 2 different colleges. He returned to his hometown to teach at the middle-school level and coach, serving as assistant coach for Lawrence High School. Mr. McGee became head coach in the 1985-1986 season and went on to a highly successful coaching career. He has been named Coach of the Year 16 times by various organizations. In 2008, he was featured by USA Weekend as a winner of the Most Caring Coach in the Country award and he was inducted into the World Sport Humanitarian Hall of Fame. We send Mr. McGee our appreciation for his many years of excellence in basketball and coaching and for his commitment to the youth of Maine. We send him our best wishes on his retirement;

 

(SLS 45)

 

 

(5-4) Maynard and Joyce Ingraham, of Rockport, who celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary on November 18, 2012 at a special dinner in their honor. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Ingraham on this special occasion;

 

(SLS 51)

 

 

(5-5) Ralph and Marjorie Hill, of Rockport, who celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary on November 18, 2012 at a special dinner in their honor. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Hill on this special occasion;

 

(SLS 52)

 

 

(5-6) Richard and Rose Lee Carlisle, of Ellsworth, on the celebration of their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Carlisle were married December 20, 1952 at the Arlington United Methodist Church in Arlington, Virginia and have lived in Ellsworth most of their married years. They have 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this special anniversary;

 

(SLS 53)

 

 

In Memory of:

 

(5-7) Maxine A. Scott, of Wilton, a very active member of her community. Mrs. Scott grew up in Wilton and was a 1937 graduate of Wilton Academy. She also attended the Auburn Maine School of Commerce and completed courses at the University of Maine at Farmington. She served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1945, serving as a WAVE Yeoman First Class. During that time, she met and married Carlton F. Scott, who was then serving in the United States Army. Mrs. Scott was active in many organizations and served on many boards, including her involvement with the Wilton Historical Society, WAVES National, the Maine State Archives Advisory Board and the Franklin Memorial Hospital Board. She was employed at Fred W. Hassen and Son, Kyes Insurance, the Military Defense Commission and the Maine State Legislature. Mrs. Scott was a member of the First Congregational Church of Wilton and served as President of the Maine Conference of UCC Churches. Mr. and Mrs. Scott were awarded the David L. Hodgkins Citizen Award by the Western Maine Chamber of Commerce and she was awarded numerous community service and citizenship awards for her many contributions to the area. Mrs. Scott will be greatly missed and long remembered by her family and friends and the people of Wilton;

 

(SLS 46)

 

 

 

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, January 17, 2013, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

4. Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Kathy Welch, of York

(HLS 25)

 

TABLED - January 17, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative McGOWAN of York.

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

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

(1-1) Bill "An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Ignition Interlock Device Requirements in the Laws Regarding Operating Under the Influence"

(S.P. 36) (L.D. 85)

 

Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY and ordered printed.

 

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(1-2) Bill "An Act To Amend the Charter of the Ogunquit Sewer District"

(S.P. 32) (L.D. 81)

 

Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY and ordered printed.

 

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(1-3) Bill "An Act To Expand Turkey Hunting"

(S.P. 35) (L.D. 84)

 

Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE and ordered printed.

 

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(1-4) Bill "An Act To Protect Health Insurance Ratepayers from Undocumented Rate Increases"

(S.P. 34) (L.D. 83)

 

Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES and ordered printed.

 

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(1-5) Bill "An Act To Establish a People's Veto Process for Actions of County Commissioners"

(S.P. 33) (L.D. 82)

 

Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT and ordered printed.

 

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

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

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

(1-1) The following Joint Order: (S.P. 29)

 

 

ORDERED, the House concurring, that the Joint Rules be amended by adding Joint Rule 319 to read:

 

Rule 319. Review of provisions creating or enhancing criminal penalties.

 

Whenever a legislative proposal in a resolve or bill, including a budget bill, enacts a new crime or increases the penalty for an existing crime, the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over the proposal shall hold a public hearing and determine the level of support for the proposal among members of the committee. If there is support for the proposal among a majority of the members of the committee, the committee shall request the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over criminal justice and public safety matters to review and evaluate the proposal for its impact on the criminal justice system. The joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over criminal justice and public safety matters shall conduct the review and report back to the joint standing committee of jurisdiction and to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over appropriations and financial affairs.

 

 

Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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