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House Calendar
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
SENATE PAPERS

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


7th Legislative Day

Thursday, January 24, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Thomas Leguin, St. Rose of Lima, Jay and St. Joseph's, Farmington.

 

            National Anthem by Cara Kinney, Limington.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Eric Schenk, D.O., Rockport.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 20)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

January 23, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Pursuant to my authority under Joint Rule 351 and Joint Order, Senate Paper 27, I have appointed the following members to the Joint Select Committee on Maine's Workforce and Economic Future:

 

Seth A. Berry, Co-Chair (D-Bowdoinham)

Paul E. Gilbert (D-Jay)

Terry K. Morrison (D-South Portland)

Kimberly J. Monaghan-Derrig (D-Cape Elizabeth)

Gay M. Grant (D-Gardiner)

Anne-Marie Mastraccio (D-Sanford)

Joyce A. Maker (R-Calais)*

Peter B. Johnson (R-Greenville)

Paul Edward Bennett (R-Kennebunk)

Jeffrey L. Timberlake (R-Turner)

 

*Ranking Republican Member

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 21)

 

SENATE OF MAINE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

 

January 23, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Pursuant to my authority under Joint Rule 351 and S. P. 27, I have made the following appointments to the Joint Select Committee on Maine's Workforce and Economic Future:

 

Senator Seth Goodall, Chair (D-Sagadahoc)

Senator Linda Valentino (D-York)

Senator Roger Katz (R-Kennebec)

Senator Brian Langley (R-Hancock)

Senator Richard Woodbury (U-Cumberland)

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Justin L. Alfond

President of the Senate

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Raise the School Construction Bond Cap"

(H.P. 73)  (L.D. 91)

 

Sponsored by Representative MASON of Topsham.

Cosponsored by Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc and Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, GRANT of Gardiner, HOBBINS of Saco, KENT of Woolwich, MacDONALD of Boothbay, SAXTON of Harpswell.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act Relating to Private School Student Participation in Public School Cocurricular, Interscholastic and Extracurricular Activities"

(H.P. 74)  (L.D. 92)

 

Sponsored by Representative MAKER of Calais.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: CRAY of Palmyra, DION of Portland, DOAK of Columbia Falls, McCLELLAN of Raymond, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TURNER of Burlington, VOLK of Scarborough, WOOD of Sabattus.

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Require Public Secondary Schools To Offer a Course in Gun Safety and Handling"

(H.P. 75)  (L.D. 93)

 

Sponsored by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington and Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, BLACK of Wilton, CRAFTS of Lisbon, GIFFORD of Lincoln, LONG of Sherman, WILSON of Augusta, Senators: GERZOFSKY of Cumberland, SHERMAN of Aroostook.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Wireless Smart Meter Opt-out Fees"

(H.P. 76)  (L.D. 94)

 

Sponsored by Representative BOLAND of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Representative: HARLOW of Portland.

 

            Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-5)  Resolve, To Create the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 77)  (L.D. 95)

 

Sponsored by Representative MAKER of Calais.

Cosponsored by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland and Representatives: CASSIDY of Machias, DION of Portland, ESPLING of New Gloucester, MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach, NELSON of Falmouth, TURNER of Burlington, VOLK of Scarborough, Senator: BURNS of Washington.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Enhance the Deer Population by Increasing Control of Coyotes through Local Conservation Organizations"

(H.P. 78)  (L.D. 96)

 

Sponsored by Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: McELWEE of Caribou, NADEAU of Fort Kent, NADEAU of Winslow, NOON of Sanford, SCHNECK of Bangor, SHORT of Pittsfield.

 

            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Improve the Integrity of the State's Snowmobile Trail System"

(H.P. 79)  (L.D. 97)

 

Sponsored by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville.

 

            (3-8)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Study Issues Related to Bear Hunting and Management

(H.P. 80)  (L.D. 98)

 

Sponsored by Representative WOOD of Sabattus.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, GIFFORD of Lincoln, JOHNSON of Eddington, SHAW of Standish, THERIAULT of Madawaska.

 

            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Allow Hunting for Deer with a Crossbow during the Expanded Archery Season"

(H.P. 81)  (L.D. 99)

 

Sponsored by Representative WOOD of Sabattus.

Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York and Representatives: JOHNSON of Eddington, TYLER of Windham.

 

            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Stock Ponds"

(H.P. 82)  (L.D. 100)

 

Sponsored by Representative WOOD of Sabattus.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: CRAFTS of Lisbon, LAJOIE of Lewiston, SHAW of Standish, WERTS of Auburn.

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Allow a Junior Hunter To Take One Antlerless Deer without an Antlerless Deer Permit"

(H.P. 83)  (L.D. 101)

 

Sponsored by Representative GILBERT of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, BRIGGS of Mexico, CRAFTS of Lisbon, LAJOIE of Lewiston, SHAW of Standish, STANLEY of Medway, Senators: PATRICK of Oxford, SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Improve Health Insurance Transparency"

(H.P. 84)  (L.D. 102)

 

Sponsored by Representative GOODE of Bangor.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Newfield, COOPER of Yarmouth, MORRISON of South Portland, PRINGLE of Windham, SCHNECK of Bangor, STUCKEY of Portland, TREAT of Hallowell.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Public Records"

(H.P. 86)  (L.D. 104)

 

Sponsored by Representative NELSON of Falmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, KENT of Woolwich, KUSIAK of Fairfield, MAKER of Calais, TURNER of Burlington, Senator: HASKELL of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Correct an Inconsistency in Maine's Apprenticeship Laws"

(H.P. 85)  (L.D. 103)

 

Sponsored by Representative GILBERT of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford and Senator: CUSHING of Penobscot.

Submitted by the Department of Labor pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Allow Motor Fuel Containing Five Percent Ethanol To Be Sold in the State"

(H.P. 87)  (L.D. 105)

 

Sponsored by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, BOLAND of Sanford, CHASE of Wells, CLARK of Easton, CRAFTS of Lisbon, CRAY of Palmyra, DUNPHY of Embden, ESPLING of New Gloucester, EVANGELOS of Friendship, FITZPATRICK of Houlton, FREDETTE of Newport, GIFFORD of Lincoln, GILLWAY of Searsport, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, GUERIN of Glenburn, HARLOW of Portland, HICKMAN of Winthrop, KINNEY of Limington, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, KRUGER of Thomaston, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, LAJOIE of Lewiston, LIBBY of Waterboro, LOCKMAN of Amherst, LONG of Sherman, NEWENDYKE of Litchfield, NUTTING of Oakland, PARRY of Arundel, PEOPLES of Westbrook, PETERSON of Rumford, REED of Carmel, SAXTON of Harpswell, SHAW of Standish, SIROCKI of Scarborough, TURNER of Burlington, VOLK of Scarborough, WALLACE of Dexter, WILLETTE of Mapleton, WOOD of Sabattus, Senators: COLLINS of York, CUSHING of Penobscot, PATRICK of Oxford.

 

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

 

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            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Abolish the Trustees of Public Cemeteries for the City of Waterville" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 88)  (L.D. 106)

 

Sponsored by Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec and Representatives: BECK of Waterville, NADEAU of Winslow.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-17)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Permit the Legislature To Provide a One-year Period of Penalty Relief for Withdrawal of Forest Land from Current Use Valuation

(H.P. 89)  (L.D. 107)

 

Sponsored by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington and Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, BLACK of Wilton, GIFFORD of Lincoln, LONG of Sherman, WEAVER of York, Senators: CUSHING of Penobscot, SHERMAN of Aroostook, THIBODEAU of Waldo.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-18)  Bill "An Act To Rename Big Moose Mountain as Red Eagle Mountain"

(H.P. 90)  (L.D. 108)

 

Sponsored by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville.

Cosponsored by Representative: DAVIS of Sangerville.

 

            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Exempt All Vehicles Delivering Home Heating Fuel, Including Wood Pellets, from Weight Limits"

(H.P. 91)  (L.D. 109)

 

Sponsored by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, CRAFTS of Lisbon, CROCKETT of Bethel, LONG of Sherman, WEAVER of York, WILLETTE of Mapleton, Senators: SHERMAN of Aroostook, THIBODEAU of Waldo.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Limit Political Contributions by Public Employee Labor Unions"

(H.P. 92)  (L.D. 110)

 

Sponsored by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DAVIS of Sangerville, DUNPHY of Embden.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative BRIGGS of Mexico, the following House Order:  (H.O. 8)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Joyce A. Fitzpatrick of Houlton be excused January 8 and 9 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Walter A. Kumiega III of Deer Isle be excused January 9 and 17 for legislative business.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Thomas M. Tyler of Windham be excused January 15 and 17 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)  The Aroostook Medical Center, of Presque Isle, which has been named the 2012 Business of the Year by the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce.  The Aroostook Medical Center has become the leading provider of health care services in Northern Maine.  Founded as Presque Isle's first hospital in April of 1912, The Aroostook Medical Center celebrated its 100th Anniversary with significant new construction, expansion in services and facilities and many community events.  We extend our congratulations to The Aroostook Medical Center on its receiving this recognition;

 

(HLS 28)

Presented by Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook, Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

 

 

            (5-2)  Floyd Rockholt, of Presque Isle, who has been named the 2012 Citizen of the Year by the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Rockholt, owner of Eagle Hill Stamps and Coins, has provided a welcoming and safe environment for youth to gather for years.  He gives selflessly of his time through his service to the Presque Isle Rotary Club, Healthy Aroostook, the Presque Isle Development Fund, the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce, the Aroostook Regional Transportation System and the Crown of Maine Balloon Festival.  We extend our congratulations to Mr. Rockholt on his receiving this recognition;

 

(HLS 29)

Presented by Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook, Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

 

 

            (5-3)  Jan and Evelyn Kok, of Presque Isle, who are recipients of 2012 Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce.  Jan and Evelyn Kok have touched the lives of many, providing the Aroostook community with musical entertainment beginning in 1952, when they started working at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.  Both were members of the Presque Isle Recorder Consort and shared their love and passion for music by visiting and teaching music at local schools.  We extend our congratulations to Jan and Evelyn Kok on their receiving this Award;

 

(HLS 30)

Presented by Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook, Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

 

 

            (5-4)  Oscar Nelder, of Presque Isle, who is a recipient of a 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Nelder is often called "the Photographer of Presque Isle's History."  For over half a century he has photographed floods, fires, train wrecks, beauty queens and famous people, including John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Stewart and Queen Elizabeth.  Mr. Nelder has had a tremendous impact on Presque Isle, its history and the lives of many.  We extend our congratulations to Mr. Nelder on his receiving this Award;

 

(HLS 31)

Presented by Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook, Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

 

 

 

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Tuesday, January 22, 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.         Bill "An Act To Change the Schedule for the Beginning of the Biennial Budget Cycle"

(H.P. 58)  (L.D. 80)

 

(Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested)

TABLED - January 22, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

Thursday, January 24, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 42)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the House and Senate adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 10:00 in the morning.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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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

Thursday, January 24, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Improve Community Mental Health Treatment"

(S.P. 38)  (L.D. 87)

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Update the Maine HIV Advisory Committee"

(S.P. 39)  (L.D. 88)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-3)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Amend Its Process of Gathering Public Opinion on Rulemaking and Other Projects

(S.P. 37)  (L.D. 86)

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Deadline for Snowmobile Registration"

(S.P. 40)  (L.D. 89)

 

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

 

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            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen Maine's Workforce and Economic Future"

(S.P. 41)  (L.D. 90)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Joint Select Committee on MAINE'S WORKFORCE AND ECONOMIC FUTURE 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

Thursday, January 24, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 43)

 

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING JANUARY 25TH AS EITC AWARENESS DAY

 

            WHEREAS, in order to promote the federal earned income tax credit, which enhances family household budgets, we recognize January 25, 2013 as EITC Awareness Day; and

 

            WHEREAS, it is estimated that every year 20 percent of Maine residents do not apply for the federal earned income tax credit, which demonstrates the importance of raising awareness of this credit and urging individuals to find out if they qualify for it; and

 

            WHEREAS, throughout the State, IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers who are members of CA$H Maine and AARP Tax-Aide, a collaboration of 11 statewide coalitions including 50 nonprofit and for-profit partners, provide free federal and state tax preparation; and

 

            WHEREAS, in 2012, these volunteers helped Maine residents save more than $1,700,000 in filing fees and claim $5,670,000 in earned income tax credits, returning $20,000,000 to Maine residents in federal income tax refunds; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to recognize January 25, 2013 as EITC Awareness Day; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That we send our appreciation to all the volunteers who participate in EITC Awareness Day for the benefit of Maine citizens and we urge participation in this worthy cause.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

 

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