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House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 4
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


12th Legislative Day

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Judy Gould, Fairfield United Methodist Church.

 

            National Anthem by Dillon and Jordan Lowery, Orrington.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Julie Keller Pease, M.D., Brunswick.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, February 7, 2013.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Update the Laws Governing Energy Efficiency Building Performance Standards"

(S.P. 64)  (L.D. 175)

 

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

 

 

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

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Governing Appeals of Final Agency Action on Applications Concerning Wind Energy Development"

(S.P. 83)  (L.D. 247)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Provide for the 2013 and 2014 Allocations of the State Ceiling on Private Activity Bonds"

(S.P. 82)  (L.D. 246)

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Encourage Workforce Development in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Efficiency and Energy Conservation Trades and Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions"

(S.P. 84)  (L.D. 248)

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Parity in the Collective Bargaining Process among State Institutions of Higher Education"

(H.P. 202)  (L.D. 293)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS in the House on February 7, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 66)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

February 6, 2013

 

Lance Willis

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Lance:

 

Pursuant to House Rule 201.1I (b), I am pleased to appoint you as Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms for the 126th Legislature.

 

On behalf of the entire House membership, I would like to wish you well as you carry out your duties and responsibilities.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 67)

 

MAINE STATE HOUSING AUTHORITY

353 WATER STREET

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04330-4633

 

February 7, 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:

 

To conform with guidance issued by the Executive Director of the Legislative Council on January 23, 2013, I am hereby resubmitting MaineHousing's report pursuant to 5 MRSA §12023, which MaineHousing had submitted on January 18, 2013.

 

In compliance with 5 MRSA §12023 on September 18, 2012, the MaineHousing Commissioners adopted policies governing:  (1) procurement; (2) contributions; and (3) travel, meals and entertainment.  MaineHousing staff fully implemented the policies on October 1, 2012.  The Commissioners will monitor compliance as follows:

 

With respect to the procurement policy:

•           The Director of MaineHousing must consult with the Chair or Vice Chair of the Commissioners prior to any sole source solicitation in an amount exceeding $10,000.

•           MaineHousing may enter into contracts longer than 5 years only with prior approval from the Commissioners or for purposes outlined in the policy.

•           MaineHousing's Internal Auditor will provide the Commissioners' Audit Committee with a report listing all procurements exceeding $10,000.  The Internal Auditor will provide the report semiannually in 2013 and on an annual basis thereafter.

 

With respect to the contributions policy:

•           The Director of MaineHousing must consult with the Chair of the Commissioners regarding any contributions (i.e., membership and dues, or sponsorships that result in public advertising of MaineHousing) of more than $1,000 to any one organization in a year.

•           The annual budget approved by the Commissioners includes a line item for membership dues and fees and a line item for sponsorships.

•           The Commissioners receive a monthly budget variance report that includes payments for memberships and sponsorships.

 

With respect to the travel, meals, and entertainment policy:

•           The annual budget approved by the Commissioners includes a line item for meals plus mileage reimbursement and other travel costs in connection with employee training and conferences, and property inspections; a line item for travel and meals in connection with partner trainings and meetings; a line item for meals in connection with board meetings and staff events such as all staff breakfasts, all staff days, and holiday gatherings; and a line item for leased vehicles.

•           The Commissioners receive a monthly budget variance report that includes payments for each of these line items.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me or our Chief Counsel, Linda Uhl, at 626-4600.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/John G. Gallagher

Director

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 68)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

February 8, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Katherine M. Greenleaf of Yarmouth for appointment to the Maine Maritime Academy, Board of Trustees.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 69)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

February 8, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Tina A. Lucas of Cumberland Foreside for appointment to the Maine Rural Development Authority, Board of Trustees.

 

Pursuant to Title 5, MRSA §13120-D, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 70)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

February 8, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Bruce S. Harrington of Fairfield for appointment to the Maine Rural Development Authority, Board of Trustees.

 

Pursuant to Title 5, MRSA §13120-D, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Allow Nonprofit Organizations To Operate Snowmobiles as Trail-grooming Equipment"

(H.P. 239)  (L.D. 334)

 

Sponsored by Representative LONG of Sherman.

Cosponsored by Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland and Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, CRAY of Palmyra, FREDETTE of Newport, GIFFORD of Lincoln, THERIAULT of Madawaska, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, WOOD of Sabattus, Senator: MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Provide Funding to Soil and Water Conservation Districts"

(H.P. 252)  (L.D. 377)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: CAREY of Lewiston, CRAY of Palmyra, GILBERT of Jay, HAYES of Buckfield, KESCHL of Belgrade, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

 

            Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Complete Renovation of a Pier at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute"

(H.P. 253)  (L.D. 378)

 

Sponsored by Representative DION of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DILL of Old Town, HAMANN of South Portland, HARLOW of Portland, JORGENSEN of Portland, MOONEN of Portland, RUSSELL of Portland, Senators: GERZOFSKY of Cumberland, HASKELL of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Review Firearm Laws in the State"

(H.P. 240)  (L.D. 335)

 

Sponsored by Representative DICKERSON of Rockland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: GATTINE of Westbrook, GRANT of Gardiner, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, RYKERSON of Kittery, WELSH of Rockport.

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Ensure the Confidentiality of Concealed Weapons Permit Holder Information" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 250)  (L.D. 345)

 

Sponsored by Representative WILSON of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland and Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, BEAULIEU of Auburn, BENNETT of Kennebunk, BLACK of Wilton, CHASE of Wells, CLARK of Easton, COTTA of China, CRAFTS of Lisbon, CRAY of Palmyra, CROCKETT of Bethel, DAVIS of Sangerville, DOAK of Columbia Falls, DUNPHY of Embden, DUPREY of Hampden, ESPLING of New Gloucester, FITZPATRICK of Houlton, FREDETTE of Newport, GIFFORD of Lincoln, GILBERT of Jay, GILLWAY of Searsport, GUERIN of Glenburn, HARVELL of Farmington, JACKSON of Oxford, JOHNSON of Greenville, KESCHL of Belgrade, KINNEY of Limington, LIBBY of Waterboro, LOCKMAN of Amherst, LONG of Sherman, MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach, MAKER of Calais, MALABY of Hancock, MARKS of Pittston, McCLELLAN of Raymond, McELWEE of Caribou, NADEAU of Fort Kent, NADEAU of Winslow, NEWENDYKE of Litchfield, NUTTING of Oakland, PARRY of Arundel, PEASE of Morrill, PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford, PLANTE of Berwick, POULIOT of Augusta, REED of Carmel, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SHAW of Standish, SIROCKI of Scarborough, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TURNER of Burlington, TYLER of Windham, VILLA of Harrison, VOLK of Scarborough, WALLACE of Dexter, WEAVER of York, WILLETTE of Mapleton, WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro, WOOD of Sabattus, Senators: FLOOD of Kennebec, MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Require Institutions To Report Knowledge or Suspicion of Criminal Violations to a Law Enforcement Agency"

(H.P. 254)  (L.D. 379)

 

Sponsored by Representative KUSIAK of Fairfield.  (BY REQUEST)

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Law Concerning the Threatening Display of Dangerous Weapons"

(H.P. 255)  (L.D. 380)

 

Sponsored by Representative GATTINE of Westbrook.

Cosponsored by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland and Representatives: DICKERSON of Rockland, FARNSWORTH of Portland, GIDEON of Freeport, PEOPLES of Westbrook, RUSSELL of Portland.

 

            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Allow a Court To Order a Person Who Violates a Municipal Ordinance To Perform Community Service Work"

(H.P. 256)  (L.D. 381)

 

Sponsored by Representative DION of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland, Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland and Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, MARKS of Pittston, RUSSELL of Portland, STUCKEY of Portland, Senator: HASKELL of Cumberland.

 

            (3-9)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Period of Time for Which an Incarcerated Person Is Eligible To Earn Good Time"

(H.P. 257)  (L.D. 382)

 

Sponsored by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York and Representatives: BOLAND of Sanford, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, DION of Portland, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, ROCHELO of Biddeford, RUSSELL of Portland.

 

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

 

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            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Increase Public Awareness Regarding School Budget Elections"

(H.P. 258)  (L.D. 383)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCLELLAN of Raymond.

Cosponsored by Representatives: JOHNSON of Eddington, POULIOT of Augusta, WILSON of Augusta.

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Allow Spouses and Children of Veterans Killed in the Line of Duty To Receive the State Tuition Waiver"

(H.P. 259)  (L.D. 384)

 

Sponsored by Representative VILLA of Harrison.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York and Representatives: BEAVERS of South Berwick, CROCKETT of Bethel, DICKERSON of Rockland, GILBERT of Jay, HAMANN of South Portland, McLEAN of Gorham, SAUCIER of Presque Isle.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Improve Wind Energy Development Permitting"

(H.P. 260)  (L.D. 385)

 

Sponsored by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: DUNPHY of Embden, McGOWAN of York, RYKERSON of Kittery, Senator: YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot.

 

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

 

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            (3-13)  Resolve, To Expand Economic Development in the Town of Orrington by Releasing Certain Riverfront Land from State-imposed Environmental Restrictions

(H.P. 236)  (L.D. 331)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot and Senator: BOYLE of Cumberland.

 

            (3-14)  Bill "An Act Relating to Clean Water Certification by the Department of Environmental Protection"

(H.P. 241)  (L.D. 336)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHAW of Standish.

Cosponsored by Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland and Representatives: BRIGGS of Mexico, DAVIS of Sangerville, ESPLING of New Gloucester, EVANGELOS of Friendship, McCLELLAN of Raymond, VOLK of Scarborough, Senators: HASKELL of Cumberland, THOMAS of Somerset.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Require That Burn Injuries and Wounds Be Reported to the Office of the State Fire Marshal"

(H.P. 242)  (L.D. 337)

 

Sponsored by Representative LAJOIE of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator DUTREMBLE of York and Representatives: CRAY of Palmyra, DION of Portland, GILBERT of Jay, KAENRATH of South Portland, MAKER of Calais, SHAW of Standish, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, WERTS of Auburn.

 

            (3-16)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Amend Its Rules Governing the Use of Certain Antipsychotic Drugs by Children Enrolled in MaineCare

(H.P. 243)  (L.D. 338)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec and Representatives: CASSIDY of Lubec, DUNPHY of Embden, FITZPATRICK of Houlton, HAYES of Buckfield, McELWEE of Caribou, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough, WELSH of Rockport.

 

            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Reduce Tobacco-related Illness and Lower Health Care Costs in MaineCare" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 261)  (L.D. 386)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANBORN of Gorham.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: DILL of Old Town, FARNSWORTH of Portland, MacDONALD of Boothbay, MORIARTY of Cumberland, PRINGLE of Windham, RANKIN of Hiram, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, TREAT of Hallowell.

 

            (3-18)  Resolve, To Direct the Department of Health and Human Services To Assist Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities with Home Support

(H.P. 262)  (L.D. 387)

 

Sponsored by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin and Representatives: BRIGGS of Mexico, BROOKS of Winterport, PETERSON of Rumford, SANBORN of Gorham, STUCKEY of Portland, WELSH of Rockport, Senator: LACHOWICZ of Kennebec.

 

            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program Participation Requirements"

(H.P. 263)  (L.D. 388)

 

Sponsored by Representative DORNEY of Norridgewock.

Cosponsored by Representative: GATTINE of Westbrook.

 

            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Bring Fairness to General Assistance Programs by Changing the Method of Municipal Reimbursement"

(H.P. 264)  (L.D. 389)

 

Sponsored by Representative PARRY of Arundel.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: BENNETT of Kennebunk, CHASE of Wells, HARVELL of Farmington, LIBBY of Waterboro, McCLELLAN of Raymond, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough, WILLETTE of Mapleton.

 

            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Restore MaineCare Coverage for Ambulatory Surgical Center Services" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 265)  (L.D. 390)

 

Sponsored by Representative COOPER of Yarmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: PRINGLE of Windham, SANBORN of Gorham.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-22)  Bill "An Act To Allow a Person To Possess Small Game in Excess of That Person's Possession Limit"

(H.P. 266)  (L.D. 391)

 

Sponsored by Representative WOOD of Sabattus.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, CRAY of Palmyra, DAVIS of Sangerville, GILLWAY of Searsport, JONES of Freedom, MAREAN of Hollis, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, Senator: MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-23)  Bill "An Act To Protect Homeowners and Reduce Foreclosure Fraud"

(H.P. 267)  (L.D. 392)

 

Sponsored by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: COOPER of Yarmouth, MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation, NEWENDYKE of Litchfield, PRIEST of Brunswick, RUSSELL of Portland, TREAT of Hallowell, Senators: HILL of York, YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot.

 

            (3-24)  Bill "An Act To Cap Interest Rates and Finance Charges on Credit and Loans"

(H.P. 268)  (L.D. 393)

 

Sponsored by Representative BROOKS of Winterport.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DION of Portland, FARNSWORTH of Portland, PETERSON of Rumford, PRIEST of Brunswick, STUCKEY of Portland, VEROW of Brewer, WELSH of Rockport.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Add Members of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs to the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission and Add Corresponding Members for the State"

(H.P. 269)  (L.D. 394)

 

Sponsored by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

            (3-26)  Bill "An Act To Allow a Pet Owner To Collect Noneconomic Damages for the Death of a Pet"

(H.P. 270)  (L.D. 395)

 

Sponsored by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: BECK of Waterville, FREDETTE of Newport, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls.

 

            (3-27)  Bill "An Act To Appropriate Sufficient Funds for Indigent Legal Services"

(H.P. 271)  (L.D. 396)

 

Sponsored by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York and Representatives: CAREY of Lewiston, CROCKETT of Bethel, DeCHANT of Bath, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, MOONEN of Portland, MORIARTY of Cumberland, VILLA of Harrison, Senator: GERZOFSKY of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-28)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Health Care Practitioner Licensing, Disciplinary and Reporting Laws Regarding Alcohol and Drug Abuse"

(H.P. 286)  (L.D. 411)

 

Sponsored by Representative PRINGLE of Windham.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: CASSIDY of Lubec, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, KORNFIELD of Bangor, TYLER of Windham, Senator: WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

            (3-29)  Bill "An Act To Restructure the Licensing and Regulation of Boilers and Pressure Vessels and Elevators and Tramways"

(H.P. 287)  (L.D. 414)

 

Sponsored by Representative VOLK of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford and Representative: GILBERT of Jay.

Submitted by the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

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

 

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            (3-30)  Bill "An Act To Require Public Hearings by the Legislature To Be Recorded and Posted on the Internet"

(H.P. 244)  (L.D. 339)

 

Sponsored by Representative BROOKS of Winterport.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: EVANGELOS of Friendship, GOODE of Bangor, KORNFIELD of Bangor, VEROW of Brewer, Senator: HASKELL of Cumberland.

 

            (3-31)  Resolve, Authorizing the Sale of Certain Property in Augusta to Motivational Services, Inc.

(H.P. 245)  (L.D. 340)

 

Sponsored by Representative WILSON of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representative: POULIOT of Augusta.

 

            (3-32)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Development and Administration of Municipal Budgets in Unorganized Territories"

(H.P. 272)  (L.D. 397)

 

Sponsored by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DOAK of Columbia Falls, JACKSON of Oxford, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, PETERSON of Rumford, Senator: PATRICK of Oxford.

 

            (3-33)  Bill "An Act To Eliminate the Constituent Services Allowance for Legislators"

(H.P. 273)  (L.D. 398)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHENETTE of Saco.

 

            (3-34)  Bill "An Act To Change the Name of the Department of Audit"

(H.P. 274)  (L.D. 399)

 

Sponsored by Representative GRAHAM of North Yarmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec and Representatives: CHENETTE of Saco, COTTA of China, MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach, NADEAU of Fort Kent, NADEAU of Winslow, PEASE of Morrill.

 

            (3-35)  Bill "An Act To Expand Eligible Project Costs in Development Districts"

(H.P. 289)  (L.D. 413)

 

Sponsored by Representative GATTINE of Westbrook.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, VILLA of Harrison, Senator: HASKELL of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-36)  Bill "An Act To Provide a Tax Credit to Employers That Hire Certain Veterans"

(H.P. 246)  (L.D. 341)

 

Sponsored by Representative WILSON of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland and Representatives: DUNPHY of Embden, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, MAKER of Calais, McCLELLAN of Raymond, NADEAU of Fort Kent, NUTTING of Oakland, POULIOT of Augusta, WILLETTE of Mapleton.

 

            (3-37)  Bill "An Act To Require the Collection of Sales Tax by any Business Making Sales to Persons in Maine"

(H.P. 251)  (L.D. 346)

 

Sponsored by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: BENNETT of Kennebunk, BERRY of Bowdoinham, CHASE of Wells, KESCHL of Belgrade, NUTTING of Oakland, WILSON of Augusta, Senators: President ALFOND of Cumberland, FLOOD of Kennebec.

 

            (3-38)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law"

(H.P. 275)  (L.D. 400)

 

Sponsored by Representative JONES of Freedom.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: CHENETTE of Saco, CHIPMAN of Portland, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, HICKMAN of Winthrop, KUSIAK of Fairfield, NOON of Sanford, SAUCIER of Presque Isle.

 

            (3-39)  Bill "An Act To Provide Local Sales Tax Increment Disbursements"

(H.P. 276)  (L.D. 401)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHASE of Wells.

Cosponsored by Senator FLOOD of Kennebec and Representatives: BENNETT of Kennebunk, GOODE of Bangor, KESCHL of Belgrade, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach, MALABY of Hancock, POULIOT of Augusta, Senator: HASKELL of Cumberland.

 

            (3-40)  Bill "An Act To Exempt Members of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians from Property Tax"

(H.P. 277)  (L.D. 402)

 

Sponsored by Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians.

 

            (3-41)  Bill "An Act To Expand Employment Tax Increment Financing To Support Job Creation"

(H.P. 288)  (L.D. 412)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHENETTE of Saco.

Cosponsored by Representatives: MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach, NADEAU of Winslow, POULIOT of Augusta, TURNER of Burlington, WILSON of Augusta, Senators: DUTREMBLE of York, VALENTINO of York.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-42)  Resolve, To Direct the Department of Transportation To Provide Signs on Interstate 95, on Interstate 395 and in the City of Brewer for the Underground Railroad Memorial at Chamberlain Freedom Park

(H.P. 237)  (L.D. 332)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Representative VEROW of Brewer and Representative: JOHNSON of Eddington, Senators: COLLINS of York, YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot.

 

            (3-43)  Bill "An Act To Waive Driver's License and Nondriver Identification Card Fees for Current and Recently Discharged Members of the Armed Forces"

(H.P. 247)  (L.D. 342)

 

Sponsored by Representative WILSON of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland and Representatives: McCLELLAN of Raymond, McELWEE of Caribou, POULIOT of Augusta, REED of Carmel, SANDERSON of Chelsea, WALLACE of Dexter, WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro, Senator: HASKELL of Cumberland.

 

            (3-44)  Resolve, To Establish a Task Force on the Establishment of So-called Complete Streets Design Guidelines

(H.P. 278)  (L.D. 403)

 

Sponsored by Representative PEOPLES of Westbrook.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York and Representatives: BEAVERS of South Berwick, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, GIDEON of Freeport, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, MOONEN of Portland, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, RUSSELL of Portland, SANBORN of Gorham.

 

            (3-45)  Bill "An Act To Exempt Snowmobile Clubs from Certain Department of Transportation Sign Requirements"

(H.P. 279)  (L.D. 404)

 

Sponsored by Representative BROOKS of Winterport.

Cosponsored by Senator THIBODEAU of Waldo and Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, HARVELL of Farmington, HERBIG of Belfast, LIBBY of Lewiston, STANLEY of Medway, WELSH of Rockport.

 

            (3-46)  Bill "An Act To Increase Municipal Agent Fees for Licensing and Registration of Motor Vehicles"

(H.P. 280)  (L.D. 405)

 

Sponsored by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BRIGGS of Mexico, VEROW of Brewer, Senator: DUTREMBLE of York.

 

            (3-47)  Bill "An Act To Require Antique Automobiles That Are Operated on the Highways To Be Inspected"

(H.P. 281)  (L.D. 406)

 

Sponsored by Representative WERTS of Auburn.  (BY REQUEST)

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAULIEU of Auburn, NADEAU of Winslow.

 

            (3-48)  Resolve, Directing the Maine Turnpike Authority To Place Signs Directing Motorists to Oxford Casino

(H.P. 282)  (L.D. 407)

 

Sponsored by Representative JACKSON of Oxford.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, CROCKETT of Bethel, MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach, POULIOT of Augusta, REED of Carmel, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, WINSOR of Norway.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-49)  Bill "An Act To Repeal the Provision of Law That Requires the Trade Name or Brand of Malt Liquor To Be Displayed in Full Sight of a Customer on a Faucet, Spigot or Dispensing Apparatus"

(H.P. 238)  (L.D. 333)

 

Sponsored by Representative SCHNECK of Bangor.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DILL of Old Town, FREY of Bangor, KORNFIELD of Bangor, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, NADEAU of Winslow, PRINGLE of Windham, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, VEROW of Brewer.

 

            (3-50)  Resolve, Regarding the Transfer of Responsibility for Veterans' Cemetery Maintenance

(H.P. 248)  (L.D. 343)

 

Sponsored by Representative COTTA of China.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington and Representatives: DOAK of Columbia Falls, FREDETTE of Newport, KINNEY of Limington, WALLACE of Dexter, WEAVER of York, WILLETTE of Mapleton.

 

            (3-51)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Licensing Requirements for Beano Halls Leased by Veterans' Organizations"

(H.P. 249)  (L.D. 344)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHAW of Standish.

Cosponsored by Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland and Representatives: GILBERT of Jay, HICKMAN of Winthrop, KESCHL of Belgrade, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, LAJOIE of Lewiston, LIBBY of Lewiston, THERIAULT of Madawaska, TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

 

            (3-52)  Bill "An Act To Require a Copy of Communications To Be Filed with Independent Expenditure Reports"

(H.P. 283)  (L.D. 408)

 

Sponsored by Representative SAXTON of Harpswell.

Cosponsored by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland and Representatives: MASON of Topsham, MORRISON of South Portland.

 

            (3-53)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Veteran-to-farmer Training Pilot Program"

(H.P. 284)  (L.D. 409)

 

Sponsored by Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook and Representatives: KESCHL of Belgrade, MAKER of Calais, POULIOT of Augusta, RUSSELL of Portland, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SCHNECK of Bangor, SHORT of Pittsfield, Senator: WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

            (3-54)  Bill "An Act To Revise the Maine Clean Election Act Regarding Participation in Political Action Committees"

(H.P. 285)  (L.D. 410)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHENETTE of Saco.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York and Representatives: EVANGELOS of Friendship, JONES of Freedom, PLANTE of Berwick, 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 item:

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  McArthur Public Library, in Biddeford, on its 150th anniversary.  Known as the heart of the community, McArthur Public Library began in 1863 as a city department housed in the City Building.  After the City Building burned in 1894, the Biddeford Library and Reading Room Association was created to reestablish a public library in the city.  Among the many citizens involved in raising the library out of the ashes was Robert McArthur, for whom the new library was eventually named.  McArthur Public Library, the oldest tax-supported library in the State, has more than 10,000 cardholders and is noted for keeping its collection updated and current.  We extend our congratulations to McArthur Public Library and its patrons as they celebrate their 150th anniversary;

 

(HLS 41)

Presented by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York, Representative HOBBINS of Saco, Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, Senator DUTREMBLE of York, Representative ROCHELO of Biddeford.

 

 

 

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, February 7, 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

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Ensure the Continuation of Dairy Farming"

(S.P. 148)  (L.D. 368)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Implement the Riverfront Island Master Plan"

(S.P. 139)  (L.D. 359)

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Rail Lines in Western Maine"

(S.P. 140)  (L.D. 360)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Allow Young Adult Offenders To Be Confined in Juvenile Correctional Facilities and To Comply with Federal Law Requirements"

(S.P. 133)  (L.D. 353)

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Amend the County Jail Inspection Requirement for Nationally Accredited Facilities"

(S.P. 134)  (L.D. 354)

 

            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Amend Provisions Relating to the Department of Corrections To Clarify Certain Enforcement Powers"

(S.P. 135)  (L.D. 355)

 

            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Adjust the Values of Property That Define the Class of Crime for Theft Offenses"

(S.P. 146)  (L.D. 366)

 

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

 

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            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Authorize the Provision of Insurance on Student Loans" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 131)  (L.D. 351)

 

            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Repeal the Repeal Provision in the Law That Limits the Reduction of State Subsidy for Education" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 147)  (L.D. 367)

 

            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Redesign Maine's School Funding Model"

(S.P. 149)  (L.D. 369)

 

            (1-11)  Bill "An Act To Increase Elementary School Applied Learning Opportunities"

(S.P. 150)  (L.D. 370)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and ordered printed.

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            (1-12)  Bill "An Act To Transfer the Responsibilities of the Department of Public Safety, Maine Communications System Policy Board to the Bureau of Consolidated Emergency Communications"

(S.P. 152)  (L.D. 372)

 

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

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            (1-13)  Bill "An Act To Define 'Contaminant' in the Laws Governing Toxic Chemicals in Children's Products"

(S.P. 145)  (L.D. 365)

 

            (1-14)  Bill "An Act To Provide Clarity to Priority Chemical Reporting Requirements"

(S.P. 153)  (L.D. 373)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES and ordered printed.

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            (1-15)  Bill "An Act To Require All Lodging Places To Be Licensed by the State"

(S.P. 126)  (L.D. 330)

 

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

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            (1-16)  Bill "An Act To Allow a Person Who Is 60 Years of Age or Older To Use a Crossbow during the Open Seasons on Wild Birds and Animals"

(S.P. 136)  (L.D. 356)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE 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, February 12, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Amend Insurance Coverage for Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders"

(S.P. 127)  (L.D. 347)

 

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

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Require the State To Enforce Spousal Support Obligations in the Same Manner as Child Support Obligations"

(S.P. 155)  (L.D. 375)

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning the Adoption of Siblings"

(S.P. 156)  (L.D. 376)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act Concerning the Scope of Practice of Cardiovascular Technologists"

(S.P. 128)  (L.D. 348)

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Regulating Suppliers of Agricultural, Construction, Industrial and Forestry Equipment"

(S.P. 144)  (L.D. 364)

 

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

 

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            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Charter of the Augusta Parking District"

(S.P. 137)  (L.D. 357)

 

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

 

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            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Protect Family Farms and Working Waterfront Subject to Estate Tax and Reduce the Maine Estate Tax Exclusion"

(S.P. 138)  (L.D. 358)

 

            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Promote Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales"

(S.P. 141)  (L.D. 361)

 

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

 

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            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Allow Media Motor Vehicles To Be Equipped with Amber Auxiliary Lights"

(S.P. 123)  (L.D. 327)

 

            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Use of Public Funds for a Private Transportation Study"

(S.P. 142)  (L.D. 362)

 

            (1-11)  Bill "An Act To Improve Safety on Railroad Rights-of-way"

(S.P. 143)  (L.D. 363)

 

            (1-12)  Resolve, Regarding Revenue from the World Acadian Congress Commemorative Registration Plate (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 151)  (L.D. 371)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-13)  Bill "An Act Relating to Radon Testing and Disclosure to Tenants"

(S.P. 124)  (L.D. 328)

 

            (1-14)  Bill "An Act To Reduce the Licensing Fee for Certain Tournament Games"

(S.P. 125)  (L.D. 329)

 

            (1-15)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen Maine's Ethics Laws and Improve Public Access to Information"

(S.P. 129)  (L.D. 349)

 

            (1-16)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Gambling"

(S.P. 130)  (L.D. 350)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS 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, February 12, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Improve the Return to the State on the Sale of Spirits and To Provide a Source of Payment for Maine's Hospitals" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 75)  (L.D. 239)

 

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

 

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