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House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
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First Day
Second Day
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 5
ENACTORS

 


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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


14th Legislative Day

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

 

Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

Prayer by Reverend Donald Yegerlehner, Clay City, Indiana (retired).

 

National Anthem by Rosie Crimp, Kennebunk.

 

Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Doctor of the day, Charles Radis, D.O., Portland.

 

Reading of the Journal of Thursday, February 14, 2013.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

(1-1) Bill "An Act To Streamline the General Permit Process for Tidal Power"

(S.P. 169) (L.D. 437)

 

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

 

 

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

 

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(1-2) Bill "An Act Regarding Timber Harvesting on Land Managed by the Division of Parks and Public Lands"

(S.P. 184) (L.D. 491)

 

Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY 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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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

(2-1) The Following Communication: (H.C. 75)

 

STATE OF MAINE

126TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

 

February 14, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Pursuant to our authority under Title 12, Chapter 419 4603 of the Maine Revised Statutes, we have appointed Representative Walter A. Kumiega III of Deer Isle to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

 

If you have any questions regarding this appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Justin L. Alfond

President of the Senate

 

S/Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

 

 

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(2-2) The Following Communication: (H.C. 76)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

February 12, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the following Joint Standing Committee has voted unanimously to report the following bills out "Ought Not to Pass:"

 

Taxation

L.D. 10 An Act To Provide a Property Tax Exemption for Family Burying Grounds

L.D. 50 An Act To Exempt Fuel Used in Small Commercial Aircraft from Fuel Sales Tax

L.D. 119 An Act To Exempt from the Use Tax $1,000 of Internet Purchases from Out-of-state Sellers

 

The sponsors and cosponsors have been notified of the Committee's action.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of House

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

(3-1) Bill "An Act To Permit Tribal Members To Have Access to Wood Fiber for Fuel, Shelter and Traditional Woodcraft Production"

(H.P. 342) (L.D. 500)

 

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

 

(3-2) Bill "An Act To Increase the Membership of the Land for Maine's Future Board"

(H.P. 343) (L.D. 524)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHAW of Standish.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, DILL of Old Town, HICKMAN of Winthrop, MAREAN of Hollis, McCABE of Skowhegan, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, Senator: MASON of Androscoggin.

 

(3-3) Bill "An Act To Promote Industrial Hemp"

(H.P. 344) (L.D. 525)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

Cosponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea, Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland and Representatives: BENNETT of Kennebunk, CHASE of Wells, HICKMAN of Winthrop, JONES of Freedom, KESCHL of Belgrade, PARRY of Arundel, RUSSELL of Portland, SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

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

 

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(3-4) Bill "An Act To Allow a Municipality To Prohibit a Sex Offender from Residing within 750 Feet of a Recreational Facility"

(H.P. 340) (L.D. 498)

 

Sponsored by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: FOWLE of Vassalboro, SANDERSON of Chelsea, WILSON of Augusta.

 

(3-5) Bill "An Act To Allow for the Disposition of Certain Items Confiscated from Criminals Convicted of Sexual Exploitation of Minors"

(H.P. 345) (L.D. 526)

 

Sponsored by Representative TYLER of Windham.

Cosponsored by Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland and Representatives: JONES of Freedom, KINNEY of Limington, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, McCLELLAN of Raymond, PEASE of Morrill.

 

(3-6) Bill "An Act To Protect Elders and Vulnerable Adults from Exploitation"

(H.P. 346) (L.D. 527)

 

Sponsored by Representative DION of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot and Representatives: CHIPMAN of Portland, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, FREY of Bangor, GIDEON of Freeport, HERBIG of Belfast, PEOPLES of Westbrook, RANKIN of Hiram, SAUCIER of Presque Isle.

 

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

 

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(3-7) Bill "An Act To Require Parental Consent for a School To Conduct Mental Health or Behavioral Screening on a Student"

(H.P. 347) (L.D. 528)

 

Sponsored by Representative FITZPATRICK of Houlton.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington and Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, BLACK of Wilton, DAVIS of Sangerville, ESPLING of New Gloucester, GIFFORD of Lincoln, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, WILLETTE of Mapleton, WILSON of Augusta.

 

(3-8) Resolve, Directing the Department of Education To Develop Safety Standards for School Access (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 348) (L.D. 529)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

Cosponsored by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell, Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: BENNETT of Kennebunk, CHASE of Wells, FREDETTE of Newport, McELWEE of Caribou, PARRY of Arundel, POULIOT of Augusta, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

(3-9) Bill "An Act To Apply the Standard of Best Educational Interest to Superintendent Agreements for Transfer Students"

(H.P. 349) (L.D. 530)

 

Sponsored by Representative NELSON of Falmouth.

Cosponsored by Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor, Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, KUSIAK of Fairfield, MacDONALD of Boothbay, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, POULIOT of Augusta, Senator: JOHNSON of Lincoln.

 

(3-10) Bill "An Act To Allow Students To Audit Classes at University of Maine System Campuses"

(H.P. 350) (L.D. 531)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

Cosponsored by Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec and Representatives: CASSIDY of Lubec, FREDETTE of Newport, McCLELLAN of Raymond, PETERSON of Rumford, REED of Carmel, SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

(3-11) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Maine State Library"

(H.P. 351) (L.D. 532)

 

Sponsored by Representative NADEAU of Winslow.

Cosponsored by Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec and Representatives: CASSIDY of Lubec, CHENETTE of Saco, FOWLE of Vassalboro, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, NADEAU of Fort Kent, PEASE of Morrill, SCHNECK of Bangor, Senator: COLLINS of York.

 

(3-12) Bill "An Act To Eliminate the Requirement That Local Funding Follow a Pupil to a Charter School"

(H.P. 352) (L.D. 533)

 

Sponsored by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DICKERSON of Rockland, GRANT of Gardiner, KRUGER of Thomaston, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McCABE of Skowhegan, MORIARTY of Cumberland, STUCKEY of Portland.

 

Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-13) Bill "An Act To Promote Dental Care for Low-income Populations"

(H.P. 341) (L.D. 499)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARLOW of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BROOKS of Winterport, CHIPMAN of Portland, CROCKETT of Bethel, DION of Portland, FARNSWORTH of Portland, GATTINE of Westbrook, MOONEN of Portland, RUSSELL of Portland.

 

(3-14) Bill "An Act To Improve Care Coordination for Persons with Mental Illness"

(H.P. 353) (L.D. 534)

 

Sponsored by Representative PRINGLE of Windham.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: CASSIDY of Lubec, DION of Portland, MALABY of Hancock, POULIOT of Augusta, SANBORN of Gorham, SIROCKI of Scarborough, TYLER of Windham, Senator: CRAVEN of Androscoggin.

 

(3-15) Bill "An Act To Promote Greater Flexibility in the Provision of Long-term Care Services"

(H.P. 354) (L.D. 535)

 

Sponsored by Representative HUBBELL of Bar Harbor.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: HARVELL of Farmington, MALABY of Hancock, SIROCKI of Scarborough, STUCKEY of Portland, VOLK of Scarborough.

 

(3-16) Bill "An Act To Improve the Efficiency of Use of MaineCare Funds"

(H.P. 355) (L.D. 536)

 

Sponsored by Representative TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono.

Cosponsored by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin and Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, STUCKEY of Portland.

 

(3-17) Bill "An Act To Help Maine Residents Receive Private Health Care Insurance"

(H.P. 356) (L.D. 537)

 

Sponsored by Representative PARRY of Arundel.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford and Representatives: CASSIDY of Lubec, CHASE of Wells, HARVELL of Farmington, MALABY of Hancock, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough, Senators: MASON of Androscoggin, TUTTLE of York.

 

(3-18) Bill "An Act To Align Costs Recognized for Transfer of Nursing Facilities and Residential Care Facilities with Ordinary Commercial and Government Contracting Standards"

(H.P. 357) (L.D. 538)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford and Representatives: MALABY of Hancock, PETERSON of Rumford, SIROCKI of Scarborough, Senator: CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

(3-19) Bill "An Act To Ensure Parity in the Ability To Counsel Patients"

(H.P. 358) (L.D. 539)

 

Sponsored by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec and Representatives: GIDEON of Freeport, GOODE of Bangor, WELSH of Rockport, Senator: HASKELL of Cumberland.

 

Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-20) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Discharge of a Firearm or Crossbow near a Dwelling or Building"

(H.P. 359) (L.D. 540)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHAW of Standish.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: BRIGGS of Mexico, CHIPMAN of Portland, DION of Portland, PRIEST of Brunswick, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, WILSON of Augusta, Senator: MASON of Androscoggin.

 

(3-21) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Complimentary Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Licenses for Disabled Veterans"

(H.P. 360) (L.D. 541)

 

Sponsored by Representative WILSON of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland and Representatives: CROCKETT of Bethel, DAVIS of Sangerville, HICKMAN of Winthrop, JOHNSON of Eddington, McCLELLAN of Raymond, PARRY of Arundel, SANDERSON of Chelsea, WILLETTE of Mapleton.

 

(3-22) Bill "An Act To Remove the Limit on the Retention of Live Smelts" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 361) (L.D. 542)

 

Sponsored by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: CHASE of Wells, FREDETTE of Newport, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, SHAW of Standish, WILLETTE of Mapleton, WINSOR of Norway.

 

(3-23) Bill "An Act To Create Reciprocity of All-terrain Vehicle Registration with the State of New Hampshire"

(H.P. 362) (L.D. 543)

 

Sponsored by Representative BRIGGS of Mexico.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Newfield, DAVIS of Sangerville, ESPLING of New Gloucester, PETERSON of Rumford, SHAW of Standish, WOOD of Sabattus, Senator: JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

(3-24) Bill "An Act To Give Certain Landowners First Priority for Antlerless Deer Permits"

(H.P. 363) (L.D. 544)

 

Sponsored by Representative BRIGGS of Mexico. (BY REQUEST)

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, DAVIS of Sangerville, PETERSON of Rumford.

 

(3-25) Bill "An Act To Enhance the Protection of Native Fish Species"

(H.P. 364) (L.D. 545)

 

Sponsored by Representative JONES of Freedom.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BOLDUC of Auburn, BROOKS of Winterport, SHORT of Pittsfield, STANLEY of Medway.

 

Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-26) Bill "An Act To Improve Transparency and Oversight of the Maine Guaranteed Access Reinsurance Association and To Make Changes Necessary To Comply with Federal Law"

(H.P. 365) (L.D. 546)

 

Sponsored by Representative TREAT of Hallowell.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BECK of Waterville, GOODE of Bangor, MORRISON of South Portland, Senators: GRATWICK of Penobscot, WOODBURY of Cumberland.

 

(3-27) Bill "An Act To Ensure the Accountability of Taxpayer Funds and State Collaboration, Planning and Oversight in the Implementation and Operation of a Health Exchange in Maine"

(H.P. 366) (L.D. 547)

 

Sponsored by Representative TREAT of Hallowell.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODBURY of Cumberland and Representatives: BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, BERRY of Bowdoinham, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, FARNSWORTH of Portland, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, MORRISON of South Portland, Senators: CRAVEN of Androscoggin, GRATWICK of Penobscot.

 

Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-28) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Award of Spousal Support in Divorce Actions"

(H.P. 367) (L.D. 548)

 

Sponsored by Representative JOHNSON of Eddington.

Cosponsored by Senator YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot and Representatives: BEAULIEU of Auburn, BENNETT of Kennebunk, CAMPBELL of Orrington, CROCKETT of Bethel.

 

(3-29) Bill "An Act To Allow a Person Who Is 21 Years of Age or Older To Expunge Certain Criminal Convictions"

(H.P. 368) (L.D. 549)

 

Sponsored by Representative WELSH of Rockport.

Cosponsored by Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland and Representatives: LONG of Sherman, McCABE of Skowhegan, Senators: BOYLE of Cumberland, SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

(3-30) Bill "An Act To Require Probate Judges, Registers of Probate and Registers of Deeds To Be Appointed"

(H.P. 369) (L.D. 550)

 

Sponsored by Representative BROOKS of Winterport.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, EVANGELOS of Friendship, FARNSWORTH of Portland, Senator: WOODBURY of Cumberland.

 

(3-31) Bill "An Act To Establish Certification Standards for Guardians Ad Litem"

(H.P. 370) (L.D. 551)

 

Sponsored by Representative BROOKS of Winterport.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, DION of Portland, EVANGELOS of Friendship, FARNSWORTH of Portland, KORNFIELD of Bangor, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, PETERSON of Rumford, Senator: SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

(3-32) Bill "An Act To Expedite Court Proceedings by Providing Funds for Additional District Court Personnel"

(H.P. 371) (L.D. 552)

 

Sponsored by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot and Representatives: BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, COOPER of Yarmouth, CROCKETT of Bethel, JORGENSEN of Portland, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation, NEWENDYKE of Litchfield, VILLA of Harrison.

 

Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-33) Bill "An Act To Remove the Statement of Oral Condition as a Requirement for Denturists Making Partial Dentures"

(H.P. 372) (L.D. 553)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHAW of Standish.

Cosponsored by Representative: SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

(3-34) Resolve, Requiring the Department of Economic and Community Development To Market the Positive Attributes of the State of Maine

(H.P. 373) (L.D. 554)

 

Sponsored by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Newfield, GILBERT of Jay, GRANT of Gardiner, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, MORRISON of South Portland, VOLK of Scarborough, WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro, Senator: COLLINS of York.

 

(3-35) Resolve, Directing the Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Board To Amend Its Rules To Permit Certain Registered Nurses To Serve as Administrators of Nursing Facilities and To Change Provisions Governing Continuing Education Requirements

(H.P. 374) (L.D. 555)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford and Representatives: GATTINE of Westbrook, HARVELL of Farmington, MALABY of Hancock, PETERSON of Rumford, SIROCKI of Scarborough, Senator: CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

(3-36) Bill "An Act To Modernize the Statutes Governing Physician Assistants"

(H.P. 375) (L.D. 556)

 

Sponsored by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: DION of Portland, HERBIG of Belfast, KORNFIELD of Bangor, McCABE of Skowhegan, SANBORN of Gorham, SIROCKI of Scarborough, VOLK of Scarborough, WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro.

 

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

 

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(3-37) Bill "An Act To Change the Age at Which a Person Qualifies for a Fee Reduction for a Lobster and Crab Fishing License"

(H.P. 376) (L.D. 557)

 

Sponsored by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAVERS of South Berwick, CAMPBELL of Newfield, HERBIG of Belfast, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SCHNECK of Bangor, WELSH of Rockport.

 

Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-38) Resolve, To Erect a State Monument to Franco-Americans

(H.P. 377) (L.D. 558)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: GILBERT of Jay, KESCHL of Belgrade, NADEAU of Fort Kent, POULIOT of Augusta, THERIAULT of Madawaska, WILLETTE of Mapleton, Senator: TUTTLE of York.

 

(3-39) Bill "An Act To Change Document Filing Fees for County Registries of Deeds"

(H.P. 378) (L.D. 559)

 

Sponsored by Representative MORRISON of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, BEAVERS of South Berwick, BENNETT of Kennebunk, CAMPBELL of Newfield, CASAVANT of Biddeford, KAENRATH of South Portland, MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

 

(3-40) Bill "An Act To Establish Maine Seniors Day"

(H.P. 379) (L.D. 560)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator BOYLE of Cumberland and Representatives: BROOKS of Winterport, HARLOW of Portland, REED of Carmel, Senators: CAIN of Penobscot, GRATWICK of Penobscot, SAVIELLO of Franklin, WOODBURY of Cumberland, YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot.

 

Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-41) Bill "An Act To Support Maine Farms and Alleviate Hunger"

(H.P. 380) (L.D. 561)

 

Sponsored by Representative STUCKEY of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DION of Portland, HICKMAN of Winthrop, Senators: President ALFOND of Cumberland, HASKELL of Cumberland, JACKSON of Aroostook, LACHOWICZ of Kennebec.

 

(3-42) Bill "An Act Related to Service Charges in Lieu of Property Taxes on Tax-exempt Property"

(H.P. 381) (L.D. 562)

 

Sponsored by Representative WILSON of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: HAYES of Buckfield, POULIOT of Augusta, SHAW of Standish, Senator: HASKELL of Cumberland.

 

(3-43) Bill "An Act To Clarify Tax Increment Financing"

(H.P. 382) (L.D. 563)

 

Sponsored by Representative ROCHELO of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator DUTREMBLE of York and Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, CASAVANT of Biddeford, HERBIG of Belfast, HOBBINS of Saco, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, LIBBY of Lewiston, Senator: VALENTINO of York.

 

Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-44) Resolve, To Allow Maine Drivers To Use Bioptic or Telescopic Spectacles When Driving Class C Motor Vehicles and When Testing for a Class C Driver's License

(H.P. 383) (L.D. 564)

 

Sponsored by Representative MASON of Topsham.

Cosponsored by Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin and Representatives: COOPER of Yarmouth, GATTINE of Westbrook, HICKMAN of Winthrop, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SCHNECK of Bangor, VOLK of Scarborough.

 

(3-45) Resolve, To Establish a Task Force To Study the Feasibility of Imposing Tolls on Interstate 95

(H.P. 384) (L.D. 565)

 

Sponsored by Representative BOLDUC of Auburn.

 

(3-46) Resolve, To Enhance and Encourage Economic Development of the Lower Penobscot River Basin by Improving Rail Transportation

(H.P. 385) (L.D. 566)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FREDETTE of Newport, GILLWAY of Searsport, VEROW of Brewer, Senators: COLLINS of York, YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot.

 

(3-47) Bill "An Act To Amend the Definition of 'Special Mobile Equipment' in the Motor Vehicle Laws"

(H.P. 386) (L.D. 567)

 

Sponsored by Representative MAKER of Calais. (BY REQUEST)

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington.

 

(3-48) Resolve, To Name Bridge Number 2975 in Kenduskeag the Kenduskeag Veterans Bridge

(H.P. 387) (L.D. 568)

 

Sponsored by Representative GUERIN of Glenburn.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

(3-49) Resolve, To Study the Impact of Higher Maine Turnpike Tolls on Workers, Businesses and Economic Development (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 388) (L.D. 569)

 

Sponsored by Representative BOLDUC of Auburn.

 

(3-50) Bill "An Act To Create a Vintage Car Category in the Motor Vehicle Laws"

(H.P. 389) (L.D. 570)

 

Sponsored by Representative COTTA of China.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: CASAVANT of Biddeford, HOBBINS of Saco, KESCHL of Belgrade, KRUGER of Thomaston, NUTTING of Oakland.

 

(3-51) Resolve, To Require Signs Recognizing the 45th Parallel North in Maine

(H.P. 390) (L.D. 571)

 

Sponsored by Representative PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford.

Cosponsored by Senator YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot and Representatives: JOHNSON of Eddington, TURNER of Burlington, Senator: CAIN of Penobscot.

 

Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-52) Bill "An Act Regarding Games of Chance Operated by Snowmobile Clubs"

(H.P. 391) (L.D. 572)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHAW of Standish.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: CRAFTS of Lisbon, DAVIS of Sangerville, EVANGELOS of Friendship, GIFFORD of Lincoln, JOHNSON of Eddington, KESCHL of Belgrade, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, THERIAULT of Madawaska.

 

(3-53) RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Restrict the Voting Privileges of Persons Incarcerated for Murder or Class A Crimes

(H.P. 392) (L.D. 573)

 

Sponsored by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls.

Cosponsored by Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland and Representatives: BEAULIEU of Auburn, CAMPBELL of Newfield, FOWLE of Vassalboro, KINNEY of Limington, MARKS of Pittston, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SCHNECK of Bangor, Senator: MASON of Androscoggin.

 

(3-54) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Reapportionment To Conform to the Constitution of Maine"

(H.P. 393) (L.D. 574)

 

Sponsored by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York.

 

(3-55) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Radon Testing"

(H.P. 394) (L.D. 575)

 

Sponsored by Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset and Representatives: BECK of Waterville, NADEAU of Winslow.

 

Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

(5-1) Alvin and Helen Hersey, of Kennebunk, on the celebration of their 75th Wedding Anniversary, January 8, 2013. Mr. and Mrs. Hersey, ages 96 and 94, met on a blind date. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Hersey on this special anniversary;

 

(SLS 72)

 

 

(5-2) Gail Robishaw, of Rockland, on the occasion of her retirement after 28 years of service with the United States Postal Service. Ms. Robishaw is a second-generation Rockland postal worker. We extend our appreciation to her for her commitment to the community and send her our best wishes on her retirement;

 

(SLS 74)

 

 

(5-3) George W. Warren, of Dover-Foxcroft, on the special occasion of his 100th birthday, January 18, 2013. Mr. Warren is a lifelong Dover-Foxcroft resident who attended Foxcroft Academy and the University of Maine at Orono. George has been married to his wife, Melba Warren, for 77 years. He has 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. We congratulate Mr. Warren on the centennial celebration of his life;

 

(SLS 75)

 

 

(5-4) Maine State Trooper Phil Pushard, of Brewer, on the occasion of his retirement after 27 years of dedicated service to law enforcement and the State. Trooper Pushard is a second-generation law enforcement officer. We send him our appreciation for his service and congratulate him on his retirement;

 

(HLS 49)

Presented by Representative MARKS of Pittston.

Cosponsored by Senator YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot, Representative VEROW of Brewer, Senator BURNS of Washington, Representative DAVIS of Sangerville.

 

 

(5-5) Mary E. Lane, of Lincoln, on the occasion of her 100th Birthday, March 6, 2013. Mrs. Lane was born in Bangor and married to the late Harvey Lane. For decades she was an organist at St. Mary's Church in Lincoln and active in the Daughters of Isabella for over 50 years. We join her family and friends in sending Mrs. Lane our congratulations and best wishes on the centennial celebration of her life;

 

(HLS 50)

Presented by Representative GIFFORD of Lincoln.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot.

 

 

(5-6) Shawn Doyen, of Mapleton, who was named the 2013 Young Farmer of the Year by the Maine Potato Board. Mr. Doyen, of Willard C. Doyen and Sons Farm, grew up on the family farm, attended the University of Maine and is a strong advocate of farming as a livelihood and a lifestyle. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Doyen on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 51)

Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook, Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

(5-7) Jim Rogers, of Wells, longtime owner of Kennebunk Barber Shop and prominent member of the community. Mr. Rogers grew up in Eliot and left high school to join the United States Navy and served 4 years. He opened his barber shop on Main Street in Kennebunk 40 years ago, in 1973, and served generations of Kennebunk residents. Mr. Rogers will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family and his many friends;

 

(SLS 71)

 

 

 

 

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

In accordance with House Rule 519, the following items appeared on the Consent Calendar for the First Day:

 

(7-1) (H.P. 85) (L.D. 103) Bill "An Act To Correct an Inconsistency in Maine's Apprenticeship Laws" Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass

 

(7-2) (H.P. 94) (L.D. 112) Bill "An Act To Make Changes to the Educators for Maine Program" Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass

 

(7-3) (H.P. 95) (L.D. 113) Bill "An Act To Make Changes to the Maine College Savings Program" Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass

 

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

Second Day

 

In accordance with House Rule 519, the following items appeared on the Consent Calendar for the Second Day:

 

(8-1) (H.P. 4) (L.D. 2) Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 252: Rules Governing Certification of Seed Potatoes in the State of Maine, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (EMERGENCY)

 

(8-2) (H.P. 24) (L.D. 26) Bill "An Act To Authorize the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Change a Fishing Season Opening Date Statewide"

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, February 14, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

5. 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)

 

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.

TABLED - February 12, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative HOBBINS of Saco.

PENDING - REFERENCE IN CONCURRENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

6. 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)

 

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Joint Select Committee on MAINE'S WORKFORCE AND ECONOMIC FUTURE.

TABLED - February 12, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative WELSH of Rockport.

PENDING - REFERENCE IN CONCURRENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

7. Bill "An Act To Establish a Veteran-to-farmer Training Pilot Program"

(H.P. 284) (L.D. 409)

 

(Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested)

TABLED - February 12, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

8. Bill "An Act To Preserve and Ensure Equitable Funding of Maine's Commercial Racetracks"

(H.P. 321) (L.D. 471)

 

(Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested)

TABLED - February 14, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

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 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

(1-1) Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Invest in Transportation, Broadband Infrastructure, Downtown Revitalization, Land for Maine's Future Board and Training Facilities for Tourism-related Training in Labor Market Areas with Higher-than-average Unemployment"

(S.P. 203) (L.D. 513)

 

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

 

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(1-2) Bill "An Act To Allow County Jails To Apply Savings to Debt Service without a Reduction in State Payments"

(S.P. 192) (L.D. 502)

 

Comes 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 Change the Budget Approval Process for Alternative Organizational Structures"

(S.P. 211) (L.D. 521)

 

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

 

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(1-4) Resolve, To Ensure That Standards for Performance-based Contracts for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Include All Employment Options

(S.P. 189) (L.D. 496)

 

(1-5) Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Amend Its Rules To Improve the Oral Health Education of Children

(S.P. 197) (L.D. 507)

 

(1-6) Bill "An Act Regarding the Annual Service Fee for Child Support Services Provided by the Department of Health and Human Services"

(S.P. 205) (L.D. 515)

 

(1-7) Bill "An Act To Restore Funding for Head Start"

(S.P. 207) (L.D. 517)

 

(1-8) Bill "An Act To Protect Maine Consumers from Predatory Medical Pricing"

(S.P. 210) (L.D. 520)

 

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

 

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(1-9) Bill "An Act To Allow Boards and Associations of Lakes and Ponds To Stock Fish"

(S.P. 204) (L.D. 514)

 

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

 

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(1-10) Resolve, Directing the Bureau of Insurance To Amend Its Rules Pertaining to Medicare Advantage Plans (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 196) (L.D. 506)

 

(1-11) Bill "An Act To Require Health Insurance Coverage for Hearing Aids for Adults"

(S.P. 213) (L.D. 523)

 

Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES 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 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

(1-1) Resolve, To Protect Concealed Handgun Permit Information on a Temporary Basis (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 214) (L.D. 576)

 

Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

Comes from the Senate, under suspension of the rules and WITHOUT REFERENCE to a Committee, the Resolve READ TWICE and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-2).

 

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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 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

(1-1) Bill "An Act To Amend the Limited Liability Company Laws"

(S.P. 193) (L.D. 503)

 

(1-2) Bill "An Act To Amend the Guardian Ad Litem Laws"

(S.P. 212) (L.D. 522)

 

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

 

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(1-3) Bill "An Act To Exempt Certain Supervised Medical Assistants from Licensing under the Medical Radiation Health and Safety Laws"

(S.P. 199) (L.D. 509)

 

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 Move Maine's Elver Fishery towards Sustainability"

(S.P. 190) (L.D. 497)

 

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

 

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(1-5) Bill "An Act Regarding Maine Commercial Motor Carrier Safety Regulations"

(S.P. 187) (L.D. 494)

 

(1-6) Bill "An Act Regarding Enforcement of Commercial Vehicle Laws"

(S.P. 191) (L.D. 501)

 

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

 

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(1-7) Bill "An Act To Amend the Election Laws and Other Related Laws"

(S.P. 194) (L.D. 504)

 

(1-8) Bill "An Act To Remove the Disqualification of Full-time Law Enforcement Officers from Obtaining a Liquor License"

(S.P. 198) (L.D. 508)

 

(1-9) Bill "An Act To Ensure Equity in Funding to State Postsecondary Institutions of Higher Learning"

(S.P. 200) (L.D. 510)

 

(1-10) Bill "An Act To Implement the National Popular Vote for President"

(S.P. 201) (L.D. 511)

 

(1-11) Bill "An Act To Establish Ranked-choice Voting in the State"

(S.P. 208) (L.D. 518)

 

(1-12) Bill "An Act To Establish Advance Deposit Wagering for Harness Racing"

(S.P. 209) (L.D. 519)

 

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 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

(10-1) Resolve, To Protect Concealed Handgun Permit Information on a Temporary Basis

(S.P. 214) (L.D. 576)
(S. "A" S-2)

 

 

Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed. This being an emergency measure, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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