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House Calendar
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
ORDERS
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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The House Calendar

The Advance Journal and Calendar of the House of Representatives

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


9th Legislative Day

Thursday, January 31, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Pastor Kirk Winters, The Rock Church, Bangor.

 

            National Anthem by Paige Chandler, Lee.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Merideth Norris, DO, FACOFP, Kennebunk.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 34)

 

MAINE GOVERNMENTAL FACILITIES AUTHORITY

127 COMMUNITY DRIVE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04338-2268

 

January 28, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Justin L. Alfond

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves and President Alfond:

 

5 M.R.S.A. c. 379, sub-c 3, section 12022 outlines financial policies and procedures which must be adopted and implemented by Quasi Independent State Entities by July 1, 2013.  Section 12023 of the same law requires the Authority to provide a report as to the adoption and implementation status of section 12022, due not later than February 1, 2013.  This letter will serve as that report.

 

The written procedures governing the selection of vendors have been completed and will be fully implemented on or before July 1, 2013.

 

The written procedures governing the use of Authority resources for contributions are completed and will be fully implemented on or before July 1, 2013.

 

The Authority has a written procedure regarding travel, meals and entertainment which meets the new requirements.

 

The Authority does not employ any person, other than Authority staff, for the purpose of lobbying.

 

The Authority board approves an annual budget and reviews monthly treasurer's reports showing actual to budget analysis as well as listing all disbursements made within the month as a tool to monitor compliance with all policies and procedures.  Board meetings are also held on a regular basis.

 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.  I can be reached at 622-9386 or by email at mrg@mgfa.com.

 

Sincerely Yours,

 

S/Michael R. Goodwin

Executive Director

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 35)

 

MAINE HEALTH AND HIGHER EDUCATIONAL
FACILITIES AUTHORITY

127 COMMUNITY DRIVE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04338-2268

 

January 28, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Justin L. Alfond

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves and President Alfond:

 

5 M.R.S.A. c. 379, sub-c 3, section 12022 outlines financial policies and procedures which must be adopted and implemented by Quasi Independent State Entities by July 1, 2013.  Section 12023 of the same law requires the Authority to provide a report as to the adoption and implementation status of section 12022, due not later than February 1, 2013.  This letter will serve as that report.

 

The written procedures governing the selection of vendors have been completed and will be fully implemented on or before July 1, 2013.

 

The written procedures governing the use of Authority resources for contributions are completed and will be fully implemented on or before July 1, 2013.

 

The Authority has a written procedure regarding travel, meals and entertainment which meets the new requirements.

 

The Authority does not employ any person, other than Authority staff, for the purpose of lobbying.

 

The Authority board approves an annual budget and reviews monthly treasurer’s reports showing actual to budget analysis as well as listing all disbursements made within the month as a tool to monitor compliance with all policies and procedures.  Board meetings are also held on a regular basis.

 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.  I can be reached at 622-1958 or by email at mrg@mhhefa.com.

 

Sincerely Yours,

 

S/Michael R. Goodwin

Executive Director

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 36)

 

MAINE MUNICIPAL BOND BANK

127 COMMUNITY DRIVE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04338-2268

 

January 28, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Justin L. Alfond

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves and President Alfond:

 

5 M.R.S.A. c. 379, sub-c 3, section 12022 outlines financial policies and procedures which must be adopted and implemented by Quasi Independent State Entities by July 1, 2013.  Section 12023 of the same law requires the Bank to provide a report as to the adoption and implementation status of section 12022, due not later than February 1, 2013.  This letter will serve as that report.

 

The written procedures governing the selection of vendors have been completed and will be fully implemented on or before July 1, 2013.

 

The written procedures governing the use of Bank resources for contributions are completed and will be fully implemented on or before July 1, 2013.

 

The Bank has a written procedure regarding travel, meals and entertainment which meets the new requirements.

 

The Bank does not employ any person, other than Bank staff, for the purpose of lobbying.

 

The Bank board approves an annual budget and reviews monthly treasurer's reports showing actual to budget analysis as well as listing all disbursements made within the month as a tool to monitor compliance with all policies and procedures.  Board meetings are also held on a regular basis.

 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.  I can be reached at 622-9386 or by email at mrg@mmbb.com.

 

Sincerely Yours,

 

S/Michael R. Goodwin

Executive Director

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 32)

 

Maine Educational Loan Authority

131 Presumpscot Street

Portland, Maine  04103

 

January 28, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Honorable Justin L. Alfond

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Re:      Maine Educational Loan Authority's Report to the Legislature in Compliance
            with Public Law 2011, chapter 616

 

Dear Speaker Eves and President Alfond:

 

Pursuant to 5 MRSA, chapter 379, subchapter 3, §12023, enclosed is the Maine Educational Loan Authority's (MELA) report to the Legislature on the adoption and implementation of written policies and procedures required by Public Law 2011, chapter 616: An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability and the Government Oversight Committee Regarding Quasi-Independent State Entities.  MELA's policies and procedures were written consistent with MELA's authorizing law.

 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact me at 729-5897 or via e-mail at jchris203@gmail.com.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/John C. Atkinson, Chair

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 33)

 

STATE OF MAINE

WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD

27 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333­0027

 

January 28, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Justin L. Alfond

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

RE:      Financial Policies and Procedures Status Report

Submitted by the Workers' Compensation Board Pursuant to 5 M.R.S.A. §12023(1)

 

Dear Speaker Eves and President Alfond:

 

Attached to this letter of transmittal is the Financial Policies and Procedures Report submitted by the Workers' Compensation Board pursuant to 5 M.R.S.A. §12023(1).

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like any additional information.

 

Very truly yours,

 

S/Paul H. Sighinolfi, Esq.

Executive Director/Chair

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Retirement under the Maine Public Employees Retirement System" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 112)  (L.D. 137)

 

Sponsored by Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop.  (BY REQUEST)

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Issuance of Bonds That Have Been Ratified by the Citizens of the State"

(H.P. 113)  (L.D. 138)

 

Sponsored by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham, Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: SHAW of Standish, TURNER of Burlington, WILSON of Augusta, Senators: CAIN of Penobscot, FLOOD of Kennebec, KATZ of Kennebec.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Sale of Firearms Carried by Maine State Police"

(H.P. 114)  (L.D. 139)

 

Sponsored by Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York and Representatives: BRIGGS of Mexico, CASAVANT of Biddeford, CHENETTE of Saco, DION of Portland, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, LAJOIE of Lewiston, MAKER of Calais, MORRISON of South Portland.

 

            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Create a Permanent Wabanaki Law Enforcement Seat on the Board of Trustees of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy"

(H.P. 115)  (L.D. 140)

 

Sponsored by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington and Representatives: CASAVANT of Biddeford, CHENETTE of Saco, DION of Portland, DOAK of Columbia Falls, JOHNSON of Greenville, KAENRATH of South Portland, MAKER of Calais, MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation.

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Authorize the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To Nominate Certain Rangers in the Division of Forestry To Become Conservation Law Enforcement Officers"

(H.P. 127)  (L.D. 152)

 

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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            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to Archaeological Sites"

(H.P. 135)  (L.D. 160)

 

Sponsored by Representative JORGENSEN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

 

            (3-7)  Resolve, To Provide Consistency in Rules of the Department of Education Regarding Visual and Performing Arts Requirements for High School Graduation

(H.P. 138)  (L.D. 178)

 

Sponsored by Representative NELSON of Falmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: JORGENSEN of Portland, KENT of Woolwich, KUSIAK of Fairfield, MAKER of Calais, McCLELLAN of Raymond, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, MORRISON of South Portland.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Anson and Madison Water District Charter"

(H.P. 139)  (L.D. 179)

 

Sponsored by Representative DUNPHY of Embden.

Cosponsored by Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin and Representatives: BEAVERS of South Berwick, GIDEON of Freeport, HARVELL of Farmington, HOBBINS of Saco, LIBBY of Waterboro, MALABY of Hancock, RYKERSON of Kittery.

 

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

 

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            (3-9)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Environmental Protection To Develop Quantitative Odor Management Standards

(H.P. 116)  (L.D. 141)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Modify Administration of the Fund Insurance Review Board"

(H.P. 132)  (L.D. 157)

 

Sponsored by Representative WELSH of Rockport.

Cosponsored by Senator BOYLE of Cumberland and Senator: SAVIELLO of Franklin.

Submitted by the Finance Authority of Maine pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Adequate Child Protective Services throughout the State"

(H.P. 120)  (L.D. 145)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representative: DAVIS of Sangerville, Senator: CAIN of Penobscot.

 

            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Repeal the Maine Certificate of Need Act of 2002"

(H.P. 137)  (L.D. 162)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: DUNPHY of Embden, GUERIN of Glenburn, LIBBY of Waterboro, LOCKMAN of Amherst, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

            (3-13)  Bill "An Act Concerning the Use of Tobacco Settlement Funds for Children's Health Care"

(H.P. 140)  (L.D. 180)

 

Sponsored by Representative PLANTE of Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Newfield, CHENETTE of Saco, EVANGELOS of Friendship, GRANT of Gardiner, MARKS of Pittston, NOON of Sanford, WILSON of Augusta, Senator: DUTREMBLE of York.

 

            (3-14)  Resolve, To Require Hospitals To Provide Information Regarding Testing for Krabbe Disease for Parents of Infants

(H.P. 141)  (L.D. 181)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Add Using an All-terrain Vehicle to the List of Activities Included in the Definition of 'Guide' in the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Laws"

(H.P. 117)  (L.D. 142)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator THOMAS of Somerset and Representatives: CRAFTS of Lisbon, CRAY of Palmyra, DAVIS of Sangerville, DUNPHY of Embden, GIFFORD of Lincoln, HARVELL of Farmington, LONG of Sherman, TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

 

            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Allow a Hunter To Harvest a Wild Turkey of Either Sex during the Month of October without an Extra Charge for the Permit"

(H.P. 118)  (L.D. 143)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, CRAFTS of Lisbon, CRAY of Palmyra, DUNPHY of Embden, GIFFORD of Lincoln, HARVELL of Farmington, LONG of Sherman, TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

 

            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Remove the Requirement That a Person Training Dogs on Sundays Possess a Valid Hunting License" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 119)  (L.D. 144)

 

Sponsored by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: CHASE of Wells, CLARK of Easton, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls.

 

            (3-18)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Comprehensive Hunting and Fishing License"

(H.P. 128)  (L.D. 153)

 

Sponsored by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: CHASE of Wells, COTTA of China, MAKER of Calais, NUTTING of Oakland, SHAW of Standish, Senator: THOMAS of Somerset.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Unfair Discrimination in Long-term Care Insurance"

(H.P. 121)  (L.D. 146)

 

Sponsored by Representative TREAT of Hallowell.

Cosponsored by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin and Representatives: BECK of Waterville, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, GOODE of Bangor, MORRISON of South Portland, NADEAU of Winslow, ROCHELO of Biddeford, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, WELSH of Rockport.

 

            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Notice of Risk to Personal Data Act To Further Protect Consumers"

(H.P. 133)  (L.D. 158)

 

Sponsored by Representative TREAT of Hallowell.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford and Representatives: CAREY of Lewiston, CRAY of Palmyra, FITZPATRICK of Houlton, GOODE of Bangor, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MORRISON of South Portland, Senators: BOYLE of Cumberland, SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit a Health Insurance Carrier from Establishing a Separate Premium Rate Based on Geographic Area"

(H.P. 136)  (L.D. 161)

 

Sponsored by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

Cosponsored by Representatives: GOODE of Bangor, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, PETERSON of Rumford, Senator: PATRICK of Oxford.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-22)  Bill "An Act Regarding Consent for Adoption"

(H.P. 122)  (L.D. 147)

 

Sponsored by Representative BECK of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec and Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, LONGSTAFF of Waterville.

 

            (3-23)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Limited Liability for Recreational or Harvesting Activities"

(H.P. 129)  (L.D. 154)

 

Sponsored by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: CHASE of Wells, CLARK of Easton, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, NUTTING of Oakland, SHAW of Standish.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-24)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Drugs and Vaccines Administered by Pharmacists"

(H.P. 123)  (L.D. 148)

 

Sponsored by Representative NUTTING of Oakland.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Newfield, TURNER of Burlington, VOLK of Scarborough, WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro, Senator: PATRICK of Oxford.

 

            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Make Gold and Silver Coins and Bars Legal Tender"

(H.P. 124)  (L.D. 149)

 

Sponsored by Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FITZPATRICK of Houlton, KINNEY of Limington, Senator TUTTLE of York and Representatives: JOHNSON of Eddington, LIBBY of Waterboro, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, NADEAU of Winslow, Senators: COLLINS of York, WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

            (3-26)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Laws Governing Unemployment Compensation Benefits for Employees of Temporary Staffing Agencies"

(H.P. 134)  (L.D. 159)

 

Sponsored by Representative VOLK of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Senators: CLEVELAND of Androscoggin, WOODBURY of Cumberland.

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

 

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

 

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            (3-27)  Bill "An Act To Support the Maine Lobster Industry"

(H.P. 142)  (L.D. 182)

 

Sponsored by Representative EVANGELOS of Friendship.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BROOKS of Winterport, CHENETTE of Saco, CHIPMAN of Portland, HICKMAN of Winthrop, KRUGER of Thomaston, RYKERSON of Kittery, WELSH of Rockport.

 

            Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-28)  Bill "An Act To Streamline the Approval of Accessibility Structures" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 130)  (L.D. 155)

 

Sponsored by Representative MORRISON of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: HAMANN of South Portland, HARLOW of Portland, JONES of Freedom, KAENRATH of South Portland, LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

 

            (3-29)  Bill "An Act To Exempt Municipalities That Do Not Hold Annual Meetings from Required Publication of an Annual Report"

(H.P. 143)  (L.D. 183)

 

Sponsored by Representative VEROW of Brewer.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: BRIGGS of Mexico, BROOKS of Winterport, SCHNECK of Bangor, WERTS of Auburn.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-30)  Bill "An Act To Modernize State Income Tax Refunds"

(H.P. 125)  (L.D. 150)

 

Sponsored by Representative DUPREY of Hampden.

Cosponsored by Representative: WEAVER of York.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-31)  Bill "An Act To Allow 2 Eligible Organizations To Jointly Hold a Game of Beano or Bingo"

(H.P. 126)  (L.D. 151)

 

Sponsored by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: CHASE of Wells, CLARK of Easton.

 

            (3-32)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Concerning Early Voting and Voting by Absentee Ballot

(H.P. 131)  (L.D. 156)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHAW of Standish.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: CHIPMAN of Portland, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, THERIAULT of Madawaska, Senators: President ALFOND of Cumberland, COLLINS of York, DUTREMBLE of York, HILL of York.

 

            (3-33)  Bill "An Act To Enhance Transparency in Government by Implementing a Waiting Period for Legislators before They May Register as Lobbyists"

(H.P. 144)  (L.D. 184)

 

Sponsored by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York and Representatives: DAVIS of Sangerville, JOHNSON of Eddington, PRIEST of Brunswick, Senator: VALENTINO of York.

 

            (3-34)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Discount Rate on Alcoholic Beverages Sold by Agency Liquor Stores"

(H.P. 145)  (L.D. 185)

 

Sponsored by Representative EVANGELOS of Friendship.

Cosponsored by Senator DUTREMBLE of York and Representatives: BOLAND of Sanford, BRIGGS of Mexico, BROOKS of Winterport, HICKMAN of Winthrop, JONES of Freedom, SHAW of Standish, Senator: HASKELL of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative RUSSELL of Portland, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 146) (Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, BEAULIEU of Auburn, BEAVERS of South Berwick, BECK of Waterville, BERRY of Bowdoinham, BLACK of Wilton, BOLAND of Sanford, BOLDUC of Auburn, BRIGGS of Mexico, BROOKS of Winterport, CAMPBELL of Newfield, CAMPBELL of Orrington, CAREY of Lewiston, CASAVANT of Biddeford, CASSIDY of Lubec, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, CHASE of Wells, CHIPMAN of Portland, COOPER of Yarmouth, COTTA of China, CRAY of Palmyra, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DAVIS of Sangerville, DeCHANT of Bath, DEVIN of Newcastle, DICKERSON of Rockland, DILL of Old Town, DION of Portland, DOAK of Columbia Falls, DORNEY of Norridgewock, ESPLING of New Gloucester, EVANGELOS of Friendship, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, FARNSWORTH of Portland, FITZPATRICK of Houlton, FOWLE of Vassalboro, FREY of Bangor, GATTINE of Westbrook, GIDEON of Freeport, GILBERT of Jay, GOODE of Bangor, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, GRANT of Gardiner, HAMANN of South Portland, HARLOW of Portland, HARVELL of Farmington, HAYES of Buckfield, HERBIG of Belfast, HICKMAN of Winthrop, HOBBINS of Saco, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, JONES of Freedom, JORGENSEN of Portland, KAENRATH of South Portland, KENT of Woolwich, KINNEY of Limington, KORNFIELD of Bangor, KRUGER of Thomaston, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, KUSIAK of Fairfield, LAJOIE of Lewiston, LIBBY of Waterboro, LIBBY of Lewiston, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, MacDONALD of Boothbay, MARKS of Pittston, MASON of Topsham, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McCABE of Skowhegan, McGOWAN of York, McLEAN of Gorham, MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, MOONEN of Portland, MORIARTY of Cumberland, MORRISON of South Portland, NADEAU of Winslow, NELSON of Falmouth, NOON of Sanford, NUTTING of Oakland, PEOPLES of Westbrook, PETERSON of Rumford, PLANTE of Berwick, POULIOT of Augusta, POWERS of Naples, PRIEST of Brunswick, PRINGLE of Windham, RANKIN of Hiram, ROCHELO of Biddeford, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, RYKERSON of Kittery, SANBORN of Gorham, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SAXTON of Harpswell, SCHNECK of Bangor, SHAW of Standish, SHORT of Pittsfield, SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, STANLEY of Medway, STUCKEY of Portland, THERIAULT of Madawaska, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, TREAT of Hallowell, VEROW of Brewer, VILLA of Harrison, VOLK of Scarborough, WELSH of Rockport, WERTS of Auburn, Senators: President ALFOND of Cumberland, BOYLE of Cumberland, BURNS of Washington, CAIN of Penobscot, CLEVELAND of Androscoggin, COLLINS of York, CRAVEN of Androscoggin, CUSHING of Penobscot, DUTREMBLE of York, FLOOD of Kennebec, GERZOFSKY of Cumberland, GOODALL of Sagadahoc, GRATWICK of Penobscot, HAMPER of Oxford, HASKELL of Cumberland, HILL of York, JACKSON of Aroostook, JOHNSON of Lincoln, KATZ of Kennebec, LACHOWICZ of Kennebec, LANGLEY of Hancock, MASON of Androscoggin, MAZUREK of Knox, MILLETT of Cumberland, PATRICK of Oxford, PLUMMER of Cumberland, SAVIELLO of Franklin, SHERMAN of Aroostook, THIBODEAU of Waldo, THOMAS of Somerset, TUTTLE of York, VALENTINO of York, WHITTEMORE of Somerset, WOODBURY of Cumberland, YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING JANUARY 28, 2013
AS NATIONAL DATA PRIVACY DAY

 

            WHEREAS, many new and innovative technologies enhance our lives by increasing our ability to communicate, learn, share and produce; and

 

            WHEREAS, using these new and innovative technologies without safeguards has the potential to compromise the privacy of our personal information, and it is important to protect the privacy of personal information for not only the individual, but for governments, commerce and civil society; and

 

            WHEREAS, many individuals and companies are unaware of the risks to the privacy of personal information posed by these new and innovative technologies, of data protection and privacy laws or of the specific steps they can take to protect the privacy of personal information; and

 

            WHEREAS, the United States Congress has through the years encouraged people nationwide to be aware of data privacy and to protect the privacy of their personal information; and

 

            WHEREAS, National Data Privacy Day constitutes a day of recognition of an international collaboration and a nationwide effort to educate and raise awareness about data privacy and about protecting the privacy of personal information; and

 

            WHEREAS, government officials and agencies from the United States and around the world, as well as representatives of the business community, nonprofit organizations, privacy professionals, academic communities, legal scholars and educators, are working together to educate and raise awareness about data privacy and about protecting the privacy of personal information; 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, recognize January 28, 2013 as National Data Privacy Day to raise awareness of the importance of protecting personal information and to promote trust in technologies; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That we encourage all members of the community to discuss data privacy and security with vulnerable citizens throughout the State, we encourage all people to learn about data privacy and the specific steps they can take to protect the privacy of their personal information and we encourage businesses and agencies to commit to better protect the privacy and security of the personal information of their clients and consumers and to design data privacy into products they create whenever possible.

 

 

 

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            (4-2)  On motion of Representative RANKIN of Hiram, the following House Order:  (H.O. 9)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Bernard L. A. Ayotte of Caswell be excused January 24 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Matthea Elisabeth Larsen Daughtry of Brunswick be excused January 22 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Andrew J. McLean of Gorham be excused January 24 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Mary Pennell Nelson of Falmouth be excused January 22 for legislative business.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Sharon Anglin Treat of Hallowell be excused January 17 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Lisa Renee Villa of Harrison be excused January 9, 15, 17, 22 and 24 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Ellen A. Winchenbach of Waldoboro be excused January 22 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)  Frederick Jaissle, of York, on the celebration of his 100th birthday.  Mr. Jaissle was born on November 22, 1912, and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this special occasion;

 

(SLS 58)

 

 

            (5-2)  Malcolm and Mary Lyons, of Windham, on the celebration of their 75th Wedding Anniversary.  Mr. and Mrs. Lyons were married on February 5, 1938 at the Windham Hill Church parsonage.  For more than 30 years, Mr. Lyons worked as an electrician with Central Maine Power Company.  After raising their children, Mrs. Lyons sold real estate.  They have lived in the same home in Windham for 70 years.  They have 5 children, 2 foster children, 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this special anniversary;

 

(SLS 59)

 

 

            (5-3)  Claire M. Dunne, of Hollis, on her retirement as Town Clerk of Hollis after serving the town for 24 years.  Mrs. Dunne and her husband, Tom, moved to Hollis from Boston, Massachusetts in 1985.  She became Deputy Town Clerk in 1988; she was elected Town Clerk in 1990.  Mrs. Dunne served as a Salvation Army representative for nearly 20 years and also organized the children's Christmas program in Hollis.  She is a member of the York County Town and City Clerks Association and the New England Association of City and Town Clerks.  She and her husband have raised 8 children.  They have many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she looks forward to spending time with them during her retirement.  We send our appreciation to Mrs. Dunne for her commitment to her community and to the State, and we send her our best wishes on her retirement;

 

(HLS 38)

Presented by Representative MAREAN of Hollis.

Cosponsored by Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-4)  Robert Benjamin Adams, Sr., of Boothbay Harbor.  Mr. Adams was born in Bath, grew up in Wiscasset and was a 1946 graduate of Wiscasset Academy.  While in high school and during World War II, Mr. Adams was a member of the Maine State Guard.  He served in the United States Air Force for 4 years during the Korean War.  Mr. Adams was a 50-year member of the Masonic Blue Lodge, a past High Priest of Royal Arch Chapter and a member of the Rotary Club, Eastern Star, the Wiscasset Fire Department and American Legion Post 54 of Wiscasset.  Mr. Adams served as a page in the 93rd Maine State Legislature.  He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his family and friends;

 

(SLS 60)

 

 

            (5-5)  John Longworth Peabody Swift, of Georgetown, a longtime member of the community.  Mr. Swift was born in 1922 in London, England and he came to the United States at the age of 9 months.  After graduating from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1942, he served in the United States Army Air Force in the Pacific Theater during World War II, rising to the rank of captain.  Mr. Swift married Frances Ellen Norton in 1946.  They had 3 children, and raised the family predominantly in Connecticut and Khuzestan, Iran.  He graduated from Yale University in 1948 as a civil engineer and worked on civil engineering, environmental research and energy development projects in the United States and abroad from 1948 to 1998, living in the United States, Iran, Ireland, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, and traveling to dozens of other countries.  Mr. Swift summered in Georgetown at his grandparents' cottage at Bay Point in his youth, and he and Mrs. Swift continued to vacation there with their children.  In 1980, they built a house at Bay Point, becoming full-time residents of Georgetown in 1982. He served for many years on the Georgetown Financial Advisory Committee and on the Georgetown Board of Appeals, and represented Georgetown on the Sagadahoc County Budget Advisory Committee.  Mr. Swift was the president of the Georgetown Historical Society in the late 1990s and a researcher and writer of Georgetown history.  In 2007 he was named Georgetown's Citizen of the Year.  Mr. Swift will be greatly missed and long remembered;

 

(SLS 61)

 

 

            (5-6)  Ronald Arthur Hamlin, of North Yarmouth, a devoted family man.  Mr. Hamlin was born in Milo and graduated from Milo High School.  He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Nuremberg, Germany.  Mr. Hamlin was one of 25 United States soldiers chosen to represent the United States at the 25th anniversary celebration of NATO in a parade and ceremony before the King and Queen in Brussels, Belgium.  In later years, as a proud veteran, Mr. Hamlin joined the American Legion, serving 5 years as Adjutant and 4 years as Post Commander of Anderson-Mayberry Post No. 91 in Yarmouth, was a life member of AMVETS Robert W. Boyd Post No. 2 in Yarmouth where he served 2 years as Post Adjutant and was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America.  Mr. Hamlin worked 28 years with Brown Construction, Inc. in various capacities and became sole owner before retiring in 2001.  He was an active member of the Downeast Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. and was voted the first life member of the Downeast Chapter of ABC.  He was active in the Town of North Yarmouth, serving as chair of the town Republican Committee and as a volunteer for the town's Events Committee, Fun Day, the Flag Project and various other town projects.  Mr. Hamlin served 4 years as President of the Milo High School Alumni Association and was a supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.  He loved to travel and visited 49 states and 29 countries on 5 continents.  He was a skilled woodworker, liked reading and writing and had several of his poems published.  Mr. Hamlin will be sadly missed by his loving family, his friends and his community;

 

(HLS 39)

Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODBURY of Cumberland, Representative MORIARTY of Cumberland, Representative GRAHAM of North Yarmouth.

 

 

 

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Tuesday, January 29, 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 31, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 67)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the House and Senate adjourn they do so until Tuesday, February 5, 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 31, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Criminalize Importation of So-called Bath Salts Containing Synthetic Hallucinogenic Drugs"

(S.P. 55)  (L.D. 166)

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Establish Reasonable Restrictions on the Use of Fireworks"

(S.P. 57)  (L.D. 168)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Provide MaineCare Reimbursement for Pastoral Counselors"

(S.P. 53)  (L.D. 164)

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Number of Rafting Passengers Allowed for Licensed Outfitters on Unallocated Rivers"

(S.P. 52)  (L.D. 163)

 

            (1-5)  Resolve, To Allow the Use of Live Bait When Ice Fishing in Certain Waters of the State

(S.P. 59)  (L.D. 170)

 

            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Make Permanent the Reciprocal Agreement between Maine and Other States Regarding a Snowmobile Weekend"

(S.P. 61)  (L.D. 172)

 

            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Remove the Rangeley Plantation Sanctuary from the List of Wildlife Sanctuaries"

(S.P. 62)  (L.D. 173)

 

            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Expand Moose Hunting Opportunities"

(S.P. 66)  (L.D. 177)

 

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

 

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            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Amend and Clarify the Maine Uniform Securities Act"

(S.P. 65)  (L.D. 176)

 

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

 

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            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Facilitate the Licensing of International Mail Order Prescription Pharmacies by the Maine Board of Pharmacy"

(S.P. 60)  (L.D. 171)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-11)  Bill "An Act To Base the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax on the Purchase Price of the Motor Vehicle"

(S.P. 56)  (L.D. 167)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-12)  Bill "An Act To Provide Revenue to Veterans' Organizations and the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery System Care Fund from Table Game Revenue" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 58)  (L.D. 169)

 

            (1-13)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Placement of Political Signs within 25 Feet of a Cemetery or Burial Site"

(S.P. 63)  (L.D. 174)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS and ordered printed.

 

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