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House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
Second Day
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Ought to Pass as Amended
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
ENACTORS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 4
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 5
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 6
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


15th Legislative Day

Thursday, February 21, 2013

 

Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

Prayer by Sara Bartlett, Bangor Theological Seminary.

 

National Anthem by Michelle Fraser, Wales.

 

Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Doctor of the day, Richard Swett, M.D., Dover-Foxcroft.

 

Reading of the Journal of Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

(1-1) Bill "An Act To Provide Economic Development in Aroostook County through Expanded Sale and Lease of State-owned Land"

(S.P. 186) (L.D. 493)

 

Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

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 Reduce Air Pollution from Trains"

(S.P. 17) (L.D. 28)

 

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

 

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(1-3) Bill "An Act To Allow Licensed Foresters To Use Mechanics Liens"

(S.P. 202) (L.D. 512)

 

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

 

 

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

 

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(1-4) Bill "An Act To Create the Integrated Manufacturing Program Fund"

(S.P. 206) (L.D. 516)

 

Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS 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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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

(2-1) The Following Communication: (H.C. 77)

 

STATE OF MAINE

126TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

 

January 10, 2013

 

Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley

Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Cumberland County Courthouse

205 Newbury Street, Room 139

Portland, Maine 04101

 

Dear Chief Justice Saufley:

 

We are pleased to invite you to address a Joint Session of the 126th Maine Legislature on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. concerning the State of the Judiciary and any other matters that you may care to bring to our attention.

 

We look forward to seeing you then.

 

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. 78)

 

STATE OF MAINE

SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT

 

January 14, 2013

 

Honorable Justin L. Alfond

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear President Alfond and Speaker Eves:

 

I am pleased to accept your invitation to address a Joint Session of the 126th Maine Legislature on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. I appreciate the courtesy of the Legislative Branch of government in inviting me to address the cause of justice in Maine.

 

I look forward to seeing you on February 21, 2013.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Leigh I. Saufley

Chief Justice

 

 

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(2-3) The Following Communication: (H.C. 80)

 

PISCATAQUIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

163 EAST MAIN STREET

DOVER-FOXCROFT, MAINE 04426

 

February 5, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

Pursuant to Sec. 7 and Sec. 37 of Public Law 2011, c. 682, one member of the newly created Land Use Planning Commission must be nominated by each of the 8 counties with the most acreage in the unorganized or deorganized areas subject to the jurisdiction of the commission.

 

Piscataquis County contains the second largest acreage in the unorganized and deorganized areas (2,153,099.44 acres) subject to the jurisdiction of the commission, second to Aroostook County (2,554,281.34 acres), thereby making Piscataquis County one of the two counties to be the first to nominate an individual to the new Land Use Planning Commission.

 

On January 2, 2013 the Piscataquis County Commissioners voted to rescind Sally Farrand, the nominee approved by the commissioners September 4, 2012, to the Land Use Planning Commission.

 

The Piscataquis County Commissioners voted on February 5, 2013 to nominate the Honorable Duane Lander, a resident of Harford's Point (a town within jurisdiction of the commission), to the Land Use Planning Commission. The Commissioners would like to bring his name forward to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over conservation matters and to the Maine Senate for confirmation.

 

Thank you for your consideration of Duane Lander. Please feel free to contact me with any further questions you may have and the date for the confirmation hearing.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Marilyn Tourtelotte

Piscataquis County Manager

 

 

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(2-4) The Following Communication: (H.C. 81)

 

COUNTY OF AROOSTOOK

COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE

144 SWEDEN STREET

CARIBOU, MAINE 04736

 

November 8, 2012

 

Honorable Kevin L. Raye

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Robert W. Nutting

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear President Raye and Speaker Nutting:

 

Pursuant to Sections 7 and 37 of Public Law 2011, Chapter 682, one (1) member of the Land Use Regulation Commission must be nominated by each of the eight (8) counties with the most acreage in the unorganized or deorganized areas subject to the jurisdiction of the commission. It is in accordance with this statute that I am writing this letter.

 

Please be advised that the Aroostook Board of County Commissioners met on November 7, 2012 and unanimously nominated Commissioner Paul J. Underwood of Presque Isle to this important post.

 

We understand that this nomination will be reviewed by the Joint Standing Committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over conservation matters, subject to confirmation by the Maine Senate.

 

If additional information is required, please let me know and I will convey the message to my Board.

 

Thank you for your consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Douglas F. Beaulieu

County Administrator

 

 

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(2-5) The Following Communication: (H.C. 82)

 

MAINE STATE LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

 

February 13, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

I am notifying you that, pursuant to 12 MRSA 683-A, I have forwarded to the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry the following nominations made to the Maine Land Use Planning Commission by the County Commissioners of the counties of Aroostook and Piscataquis:

 

The Honorable Duane R. Lander of Greenville, nominated by Piscataquis County Commissioners, and

 

Paul J. Underwood of Presque Isle, nominated by Aroostook County Commissioners.

 

Pursuant to 12 MRSA 683-A, these appointments are subject to confirmation by the Maine Senate after review by the committee having jurisdiction over conservation matters.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/David E. Boulter

Executive Director of the Legislative Council

 

 

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(2-6) The Following Communication: (H.C. 79)

 

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 Committees have voted unanimously to report the following bills out "Ought Not to Pass:"

 

Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

L.D. 117 An Act To Change the Composition of the Board of Dental Examiners

 

Transportation

L.D. 52 An Act To Improve the Safety of School Buses

 

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 Amend the Laws Concerning Reciprocal Disciplinary Actions in Harness Racing and Pulling Events" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 441) (L.D. 622)

 

Sponsored by Representative CRAY of Palmyra.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, DILL of Old Town, GIFFORD of Lincoln, HARVELL of Farmington, MAREAN of Hollis, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, Senator: SHERMAN of Aroostook.

 

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

 

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(3-2) Bill "An Act To Require That Carbon Monoxide Detectors Be Installed inside Educational Facilities"

(H.P. 412) (L.D. 593)

 

Sponsored by Representative WERTS of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: GILBERT of Jay, LAJOIE of Lewiston, MAKER of Calais, NADEAU of Winslow, PEASE of Morrill, POWERS of Naples, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, Senator: CRAVEN of Androscoggin.

 

(3-3) Bill "An Act To Prohibit Possession of a Firearm by a Person Who Has Created a Police Standoff"

(H.P. 413) (L.D. 594)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville.

 

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

 

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(3-4) Bill "An Act To Clarify the Role of Career and Technical Education Region Adult Education Programs"

(H.P. 396) (L.D. 577)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville.

 

(3-5) Bill "An Act To Award Academic Credit to Service Members for Military Education, Experience and Training"

(H.P. 397) (L.D. 578)

 

Sponsored by Representative VILLA of Harrison.

Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York and Representatives: BEAVERS of South Berwick, CASSIDY of Lubec, COOPER of Yarmouth, DICKERSON of Rockland, FOWLE of Vassalboro, MOONEN of Portland, PRINGLE of Windham, TREAT of Hallowell.

 

(3-6) Bill "An Act To Exempt School Administrative Units That Do Not Directly Serve Children with Disabilities from Certain Reporting Requirements"

(H.P. 414) (L.D. 595)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville.

 

(3-7) Bill "An Act To Increase Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Maine Public Schools"

(H.P. 428) (L.D. 609)

 

Sponsored by Representative GILBERT of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, BEAVERS of South Berwick, BECK of Waterville, BENNETT of Kennebunk, BERRY of Bowdoinham, BRIGGS of Mexico, CASSIDY of Lubec, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, CHENETTE of Saco, CHIPMAN of Portland, COOPER of Yarmouth, COTTA of China, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DAVIS of Sangerville, DICKERSON of Rockland, DION of Portland, DORNEY of Norridgewock, DUNPHY of Embden, DUPREY of Hampden, EVANGELOS of Friendship, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, FARNSWORTH of Portland, FOWLE of Vassalboro, FREDETTE of Newport, GATTINE of Westbrook, GIDEON of Freeport, GIFFORD of Lincoln, GOODE of Bangor, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, GRANT of Gardiner, HAMANN of South Portland, HARLOW of Portland, HARVELL of Farmington, HERBIG of Belfast, HICKMAN of Winthrop, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, JOHNSON of Greenville, JONES of Freedom, KAENRATH of South Portland, KESCHL of Belgrade, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, KORNFIELD of Bangor, KRUGER of Thomaston, LAJOIE of Lewiston, LIBBY of Lewiston, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MacDONALD of Boothbay, MAKER of Calais, MALABY of Hancock, MARKS of Pittston, MASON of Topsham, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McELWEE of Caribou, McLEAN of Gorham, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, MOONEN of Portland, MORIARTY of Cumberland, MORRISON of South Portland, NADEAU of Winslow, NELSON of Falmouth, NEWENDYKE of Litchfield, NUTTING of Oakland, PEOPLES of Westbrook, PLANTE of Berwick, POWERS of Naples, PRINGLE of Windham, ROCHELO of Biddeford, RUSSELL of Portland, RYKERSON of Kittery, SANBORN of Gorham, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SAXTON of Harpswell, SCHNECK of Bangor, SIROCKI of Scarborough, SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, STANLEY of Medway, STUCKEY of Portland, THERIAULT of Madawaska, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, TREAT of Hallowell, VILLA of Harrison, VOLK of Scarborough, WELSH of Rockport, WERTS of Auburn, WILSON of Augusta, WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro, Senators: President ALFOND of Cumberland, CAIN of Penobscot, DUTREMBLE of York, GERZOFSKY of Cumberland, HASKELL of Cumberland, JACKSON of Aroostook, JOHNSON of Lincoln, LANGLEY of Hancock, PATRICK of Oxford, SAVIELLO of Franklin, TUTTLE of York, VALENTINO of York.

 

(3-8) Bill "An Act To Protect School Administrative Units from a Sudden Decrease in Funding due to Reduced Enrollments"

(H.P. 434) (L.D. 615)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot.

 

(3-9) Bill "An Act To Promote the Attainment of Higher Education Degrees"

(H.P. 442) (L.D. 623)

 

Sponsored by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representative: WILLETTE of Mapleton, Senator: CAIN of Penobscot.

 

Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-10) Bill "An Act To Amend the Expedited Permitting Area for Wind Energy Development under the Jurisdiction of the Maine Land Use Planning Commission"

(H.P. 435) (L.D. 616)

 

Sponsored by Representative DUNPHY of Embden.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook and Representatives: CROCKETT of Bethel, HARLOW of Portland, HARVELL of Farmington, KESCHL of Belgrade, McCLELLAN of Raymond, NEWENDYKE of Litchfield, SANDERSON of Chelsea.

 

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

 

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(3-11) Bill "An Act To Help Small Businesses and Promote Tourism by Allowing the Construction of a Platform, Walkway or Deck over a River or Marshland"

(H.P. 415) (L.D. 596)

 

Sponsored by Representative PARRY of Arundel.

Cosponsored by Senator DUTREMBLE of York and Representatives: BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, BENNETT of Kennebunk, CASAVANT of Biddeford, CHENETTE of Saco, ROCHELO of Biddeford, VEROW of Brewer, Senators: COLLINS of York, SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-12) Resolve, To Clarify and Improve the Eligibility Process for Services for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism

(H.P. 398) (L.D. 579)

 

Sponsored by Representative WELSH of Rockport.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford and Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, GATTINE of Westbrook, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, MALABY of Hancock, PETERSON of Rumford.

 

(3-13) Bill "An Act To Inform Persons of the Options for the Treatment of Lyme Disease"

(H.P. 416) (L.D. 597)

 

Sponsored by Representative BRIGGS of Mexico.

Cosponsored by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin and Representatives: BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, BEAVERS of South Berwick, CAMPBELL of Newfield, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DILL of Old Town, ESPLING of New Gloucester, FARNSWORTH of Portland, GUERIN of Glenburn, JOHNSON of Eddington, KESCHL of Belgrade, McCABE of Skowhegan, RUSSELL of Portland, SHAW of Standish, STUCKEY of Portland, VEROW of Brewer, WOOD of Sabattus, Senators: JACKSON of Aroostook, PATRICK of Oxford.

 

(3-14) Resolve, Directing All Relevant Agencies of State Government To Work in Concert with a Plan To End and Prevent Homelessness To Ensure That Resources Are Available To End Homelessness in the State

(H.P. 417) (L.D. 598)

 

Sponsored by Representative BRIGGS of Mexico.

Cosponsored by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin and Representatives: BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, CHIPMAN of Portland, DION of Portland, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, RUSSELL of Portland, STUCKEY of Portland, Senators: CAIN of Penobscot, PATRICK of Oxford.

 

(3-15) Resolve, To Amend the Rule Regarding Certain Mandatory Charity Care Policies To Be Consistent with MaineCare and the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

(H.P. 429) (L.D. 610)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: COTTA of China, FITZPATRICK of Houlton, HARVELL of Farmington, MALABY of Hancock, PARRY of Arundel, PETERSON of Rumford, WEAVER of York.

 

Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-16) Bill "An Act To Review Possible Expansion of Dip Net Fishing in Northern Maine"

(H.P. 418) (L.D. 599)

 

Sponsored by Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, LONG of Sherman, McELWEE of Caribou, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SHAW of Standish, TURNER of Burlington, WILLETTE of Mapleton.

 

(3-17) Bill "An Act To Include Archery Hunting Licenses among the Complimentary Licenses Issued to a Member of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe, Nation or Band"

(H.P. 419) (L.D. 600)

 

Sponsored by Representative MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot and Representatives: KRUGER of Thomaston, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, RUSSELL of Portland.

 

(3-18) Bill "An Act To Require That Certain Changes in Conservation Law Not Be Made by Rule"

(H.P. 420) (L.D. 601)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHAW of Standish.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, DAVIS of Sangerville, FREDETTE of Newport, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, THERIAULT of Madawaska, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TYLER of Windham, WOOD of Sabattus.

 

(3-19) Bill "An Act To Protect the State's Native and Wild Brook Trout and Discourage Illegal Fish Introduction"

(H.P. 436) (L.D. 617)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot and Representatives: KUSIAK of Fairfield, MARKS of Pittston, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SHORT of Pittsfield.

 

(3-20) Bill "An Act To Eliminate Restrictions on Affiliated Outfitters in Laws Governing Whitewater Rafting"

(H.P. 437) (L.D. 618)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: CROCKETT of Bethel, DUNPHY of Embden, GILBERT of Jay, HARVELL of Farmington, Senator: WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-21) Bill "An Act To Prohibit Denial of Insurance Coverage When a Building Contains a Wood Stove"

(H.P. 399) (L.D. 580)

 

Sponsored by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook and Representatives: CRAFTS of Lisbon, DAVIS of Sangerville, GIFFORD of Lincoln, LONG of Sherman.

 

(3-22) Bill "An Act Regarding the Regulation of Consumer Finance Companies"

(H.P. 421) (L.D. 602)

 

Sponsored by Representative BECK of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot and Representatives: CASAVANT of Biddeford, GOODE of Bangor, HAYES of Buckfield, HOBBINS of Saco, Senators: President ALFOND of Cumberland, KATZ of Kennebec, THIBODEAU of Waldo, WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

(3-23) Bill "An Act To Repeal an Insurance Reporting Requirement"

(H.P. 422) (L.D. 603)

 

Sponsored by Representative STANLEY of Medway.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

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

 

Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-24) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Service of Process in Eviction Actions"

(H.P. 400) (L.D. 581)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAYES of Buckfield.

 

(3-25) Bill "An Act To Protect Owners of Property in Foreclosure from Accumulation of Debts When Mortgagees Refuse To Complete the Foreclosure Process" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 431) (L.D. 612)

 

Sponsored by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAVERS of South Berwick, DeCHANT of Bath, HOBBINS of Saco, RUSSELL of Portland, WEAVER of York, Senator: VALENTINO of York.

 

(3-26) Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Sharing of Personal Information by State Agencies"

(H.P. 438) (L.D. 619)

 

Sponsored by Representative GUERIN of Glenburn.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York and Representatives: CROCKETT of Bethel, DeCHANT of Bath, ESPLING of New Gloucester, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, MORIARTY of Cumberland, PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford, VILLA of Harrison.

 

Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-27) Bill "An Act To Enhance and Encourage Economic Development of the Lower Penobscot River Basin by Creating a Niche Port Plan"

(H.P. 401) (L.D. 582)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BROOKS of Winterport, FREDETTE of Newport, GILLWAY of Searsport, HOBBINS of Saco, NUTTING of Oakland, RYKERSON of Kittery, Senator: YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot.

 

(3-28) Bill "An Act To Adjust Maine's Minimum Wage Annually Based on Cost-of-living Changes"

(H.P. 430) (L.D. 611)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAMANN of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Representative EVANGELOS of Friendship, Senator PATRICK of Oxford and Representatives: BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BERRY of Bowdoinham, CAMPBELL of Newfield, CAREY of Lewiston, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, GILBERT of Jay, Senators: President ALFOND of Cumberland, GERZOFSKY of Cumberland, TUTTLE of York.

 

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

 

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(3-29) Bill "An Act To Allow the Exchange of Scallop Licenses"

(H.P. 402) (L.D. 583)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville.

 

(3-30) Bill "An Act To Provide for Passage of River Herring on the St. Croix River in Accordance with an Adaptive Management Plan"

(H.P. 403) (L.D. 584)

 

Sponsored by Representative WEAVER of York.

Cosponsored by Representative: PARRY of Arundel.

Submitted by the Department of Marine Resources pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

(3-31) Bill "An Act To Require the Development of a Statewide Approach to Seaweed Management"

(H.P. 404) (L.D. 585)

 

Sponsored by Representative WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro.

Cosponsored by Senator JOHNSON of Lincoln.

Submitted by the Department of Marine Resources pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

(3-32) Bill "An Act Regarding Commercial Elver Fishing Licenses Issued by the Penobscot Nation" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 423) (L.D. 604)

 

Sponsored by Representative MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot and Representatives: COTTA of China, LAJOIE of Lewiston, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MOONEN of Portland, RUSSELL of Portland, WERTS of Auburn.

 

Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-33) Bill "An Act To Enable Municipalities To Establish Business Development Loan Programs Using Municipally Raised or Appropriated Money"

(H.P. 405) (L.D. 586)

 

Sponsored by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville.

 

(3-34) Bill "An Act To Designate Election Day as an Official State Holiday"

(H.P. 406) (L.D. 587)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec and Representatives: BEAULIEU of Auburn, CASAVANT of Biddeford, EVANGELOS of Friendship, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, JONES of Freedom, RUSSELL of Portland, VEROW of Brewer, Senator: MAZUREK of Knox.

 

(3-35) Resolve, Directing the Bureau of General Services To Erect a Memorial in Memory of Those Who Died at the Former Augusta Mental Health Institute

(H.P. 432) (L.D. 613)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAYES of Buckfield.

Cosponsored by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin and Representatives: CASSIDY of Lubec, CHIPMAN of Portland, COTTA of China, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, MALABY of Hancock, McCLELLAN of Raymond, STUCKEY of Portland.

 

Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-36) Bill "An Act To Adjust Fuel Taxes To Improve Sustainability"

(H.P. 433) (L.D. 614)

 

Sponsored by Representative PEOPLES of Westbrook.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAVERS of South Berwick, CAREY of Lewiston, GATTINE of Westbrook, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, McLEAN of Gorham, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, THERIAULT of Madawaska.

 

(3-37) Bill "An Act To Encourage Local Business Involvement in Local Schools"

(H.P. 443) (L.D. 624)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCLELLAN of Raymond.

Cosponsored by Representatives: TYLER of Windham, WILSON of Augusta.

 

Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-38) Bill "An Act To Abolish the Maine Turnpike Authority and Transfer Its Functions and Duties to the Department of Transportation"

(H.P. 407) (L.D. 588)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAREY of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, PARRY of Arundel, POWERS of Naples, THERIAULT of Madawaska, WERTS of Auburn, Senators: CRAVEN of Androscoggin, MASON of Androscoggin, THOMAS of Somerset.

 

(3-39) Bill "An Act To Strengthen the Law Regarding Texting and Driving"

(H.P. 408) (L.D. 589)

 

Sponsored by Representative PEOPLES of Westbrook.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAVERS of South Berwick, GATTINE of Westbrook, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, NUTTING of Oakland, PARRY of Arundel, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SHAW of Standish.

 

(3-40) Resolve, To Include Questions about Texting on the State's Written Driver's License Examination

(H.P. 409) (L.D. 590)

 

Sponsored by Representative PEOPLES of Westbrook.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAVERS of South Berwick, GATTINE of Westbrook, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, NUTTING of Oakland, PARRY of Arundel, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SHAW of Standish.

 

(3-41) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Motorcycle and Moped Permits"

(H.P. 410) (L.D. 591)

 

Sponsored by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DAVIS of Sangerville, WILSON of Augusta.

 

(3-42) Bill "An Act To Allow a Minor in the Police Explorer Program To Assist with Traffic Control at Civic Events"

(H.P. 424) (L.D. 605)

 

Sponsored by Representative BRIGGS of Mexico.

Cosponsored by Senator BOYLE of Cumberland and Representatives: BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, DION of Portland, GILBERT of Jay, PETERSON of Rumford, RUSSELL of Portland, SIROCKI of Scarborough, VOLK of Scarborough.

 

(3-43) Bill "An Act To Expand the Authorized Operation of All-terrain Vehicles on Roads"

(H.P. 439) (L.D. 620)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot and Representatives: KUSIAK of Fairfield, MARKS of Pittston, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SHORT of Pittsfield.

 

(3-44) Bill "An Act To Change the Tolling on the Maine Turnpike"

(H.P. 440) (L.D. 621)

 

Sponsored by Representative PARRY of Arundel.

Cosponsored by Senator THOMAS of Somerset and Representatives: BENNETT of Kennebunk, CAREY of Lewiston, CHASE of Wells, DION of Portland, THERIAULT of Madawaska, Senator: VALENTINO of York.

 

Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-45) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Dealing with the Purchase of Wine Online"

(H.P. 411) (L.D. 592)

 

Sponsored by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York and Representatives: FOWLE of Vassalboro, GIFFORD of Lincoln, MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation, RUSSELL of Portland, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, Senator: MASON of Androscoggin.

 

(3-46) Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Concerning Landlord and Tenant Relationships"

(H.P. 425) (L.D. 606)

 

Sponsored by Representative GOODE of Bangor.

Cosponsored by Representative: FREY of Bangor.

 

(3-47) Bill "An Act To Make an Employee Who Sells Alcoholic Beverages or Tobacco to a Minor Responsible for Paying the Fine"

(H.P. 426) (L.D. 607)

 

Sponsored by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell.

Cosponsored by Senator THIBODEAU of Waldo and Representative: CAMPBELL of Orrington, Senator: SHERMAN of Aroostook.

 

(3-48) Bill "An Act To Assist Maine Businesses Paying Taxes on Spirits"

(H.P. 427) (L.D. 608)

 

Sponsored by Representative BECK of Waterville.

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

 

Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

(4-1) On motion of Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the following Joint Resolution: (H.P. 395)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION ACKNOWLEDGING THE TREATY
OF WATERTOWN OF 1776 ON THE OCCASION OF
PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY

 

WHEREAS, on the occasion of President George Washington's birthday, February 22nd, the Treaty of Watertown is recognized as having originated at the request of General George Washington, and it is also recognized as our Nation's first foreign treaty concluded by the United State of America after the adoption of the Declaration of Independence; and

 

WHEREAS, the Treaty of Watertown was the first recognition of United States sovereignty by foreign Nations, as well as one of the earliest expressions of equality and brotherhood among all people; and

 

WHEREAS, this "Treaty of Alliance and Friendship" was signed on July 19, 1776, in the Town of Watertown in the State of Massachusetts Bay, just 15 days after the signing of the Declaration of Independence; and

 

WHEREAS, the treaty established a military alliance between the United States and the St. John's Tribes, the Maliseets and the Passamaquoddy Tribe, and Mi'kmaq First Nations in Nova Scotia, 2 of the peoples of the Wabanaki Confederacy, during the Revolutionary War against Great Britain; and

 

WHEREAS, the treaty was signed by the "Governors," or Council, of the State of Massachusetts Bay, "in behalf of said State, and the other United States of America," just one day after the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed from the balcony of the Old State House in nearby Boston; and

 

WHEREAS, after the Declaration had been translated, the Maliseet and Mi'kmaq delegates said, "We like it well. We now see that America is right and Old England is wrong, and we will join with you in this fight." Whereupon, according to contemporary accounts, the Chiefs who were present jumped up from where they were sitting during that meeting and manifested a desire to immediately go to war against Great Britain; and

 

WHEREAS, the preamble of the Treaty of Watertown quotes from the conclusion of the Declaration, asserting for the 13 colonies "that as Free and Independent States they have full power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts & Things which Independent States may of Right do"; and

 

WHEREAS, under the terms of the treaty, the Mi'kmaq and St. John's Tribes, the Maliseets and Passamaquoddy Tribe, committed to "supply and furnish 600 strong men or as many as may be" for service in the Continental Army, restitution would be paid for any injuries to each other and disputes would be settled peacefully. The tribes also protected the Maine border and launched attacks against British installations; and

 

WHEREAS, Captain James Bowdoin, for whom Bowdoin College is named, pronounced the new allies as brothers, and proclaimed, "the United States now form a long and strong chain, and it is made longer and stronger by our brethren of the Maliseet and Mi'kmaq Tribes joining with us, and may the Almighty God never suffer the chain to be broken"; and

 

WHEREAS, after the Revolution, the Constitution of the United States gave Congress the exclusive authority to implement pre-1789 treaties made under the authority of the United States; thus the 1776 Treaty of Watertown transferred to the Federal Government; and

 

WHEREAS, in 1976 Governor Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts declared in an Executive Order that the Commonwealth has never ceased to recognize the treaty, in 1981 the Massachusetts State Legislature affirmed the special status of the Mi'kmaq and, since 1995, the Town of Watertown, Massachusetts has held an annual Treaty Day celebration; 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, and on behalf of the State of Maine, which was formerly a part of the State of Massachusetts Bay, take this opportunity to recognize the significance and importance of the Treaty of Watertown of 1776, which is still honored today, for declaring "the United States and the Tribes of Indians shall henceforth be at peace with each other and be considered as friends and brothers united for their mutual defense, safety and happiness"; and be it further

 

RESOLVED: That official copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be delivered to the appropriate representatives of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, Aroostook Band of Micmacs, Passamaquoddy Tribe at Sipayik, Passamaquoddy Tribe at Motahkmikuk and Penobscot Indian Nation.

 

 

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(4-2) On motion of Representative RANKIN of Hiram, the following House Order: (H.O. 12)

 

ORDERED, that Representative H. David Cotta of China be excused February 12 for personal reasons.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Matthea Elisabeth Larsen Daughtry of Brunswick be excused February 12 for health reasons.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Peter Doak of Columbia Falls be excused February 12 for personal reasons.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Sharri K. MacDonald of Old Orchard Beach be excused February 14 for personal reasons.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Mary Pennell Nelson of Falmouth be excused February 19 for personal reasons.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Anita Peavey Haskell of Milford be excused February 12 for personal reasons.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Charles R. Priest of Brunswick be excused February 12 for health reasons.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Stephen J. Wood of Sabattus be excused February 14 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) Kim Jeffery, of Greenwich, Connecticut, on the occasion of his retirement as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nestle Waters North America Inc., parent company of the iconic Maine spring water bottling company, Poland Spring. He will be assuming the position of board chair after 20 years in his current position. Mr. Jeffery was part of a small group of entrepreneurs who purchased the Poland Spring Bottled Water Company in 1980 when it had only 30 employees and was having financial difficulties. Under his leadership, Poland Spring has since then invested more than $500,000,000 in capital in Maine and grown from one bottling plant to 3 bottling plants and now employs approximately 800 employees. It is currently the bestselling spring water company in the United States. Mr. Jeffery has made environmental stewardship a priority for Poland Spring, which recycles more than 95 percent of its waste stream and is LEED certified at its facilities in Hollis and Kingfield. Mr. Jeffery also has been a passionate supporter of Maine causes and has been personally involved in leading Poland Spring's generous commitment to the community and to the State. In addition, Mr. Jeffery has made sure that Poland Spring responds in times of emergencies with monetary contributions and product donations. We send Mr. Jeffery our appreciation of his illustrious career and his commitment to the community and to the State. We extend our best wishes to him as he pursues new endeavors;

 

(SLS 76)

 

 

(5-2) The Oxford County Agricultural Society, on being presented with the Most Improved Large Fair Award by the Maine Association of Agricultural Fairs. The Oxford Fair is held on the 100-acre Oxford County Agricultural Society fairgrounds in Oxford and over the past few years the site has been improved by the addition of a new entrance, several new barns, new parking areas and lighting, a new museum, a roof for the bleachers, a racetrack, a crow's nest for judges, a grandstand for the entertainment area and comprehensive electrical upgrades. We congratulate the members of the Oxford County Agricultural Society on their receiving this award;

 

(SLS 77)

 

 

(5-3) Malcolm Bedell, of Rockland, who won a pre-Super Bowl cook-off on the NBC Today show for his recipe for spicy chicken wings. Mr. Bedell's Apricot-Shellacked Ghost Chili Chicken Wings were the judges' favorite in the 3-way contest. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his win;

 

(SLS 79)

 

 

(5-4) Richard and Jean Hayes, of Hallowell, on the occasion of their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Hayes were married on October 25, 1952 at the St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Augusta, and they are the parents of 4 children. Mr. Hayes retired from Camp Keyes and the United States Army and Mrs. Hayes is retired from School Administrative District 16. We send them our congratulations and best wishes on their 60th Wedding Anniversary;

 

(SLS 82)

 

 

(5-5) the Foxcroft Academy Wrestling Team, of Dover-Foxcroft, on its winning the 2013 Eastern Maine Class C Regional Championship. This is the third consecutive year the team has earned this title. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the team on this achievement;

 

(SLS 84)

 

 

(5-6) Douglas Lisherness, of Phillips, on the occasion of his retirement after coaching girls basketball for 26 years at Mt. Abram High School. During Mr. Lisherness's leadership, Mt. Abram High School Girls Basketball Team won state championships in 1991 and 2007. We send him our appreciation for his many years of dedication, and send him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 85)

 

 

(5-7) Jack Williams, of West Rockport, on the occasion of his retirement as senior vice president of Camden National Bank and chair of the bank's Donations Committee. Mr. Williams began his banking career in 1973 at Casco Bank and Trust. He started at Camden National Bank in 1982 as a commercial lender working out of the Rockland branch. He has served the midcoast business community for the past 31 years, helping many businesses get started, supporting them and helping celebrate their successes. We congratulate Mr. Williams on his retirement and send him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 54)

Presented by Representative KRUGER of Thomaston.

Cosponsored by Senator MAZUREK of Knox, Representative WELSH of Rockport.

 

 

(5-8) Deputy Randy Staples, of North Yarmouth, on the occasion of his retirement from the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Staples began his career with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office in 1976 as a bailiff for the Portland District Court and then as a Corrections Officer at the Cumberland County Jail. In January of 1977, he attended the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Waterville and in March Deputy Staples was hired by Sheriff Charles Thayer as a patrol deputy. During his long career, Deputy Staples served in many capacities, including as a criminal investigator with the Criminal Investigations Division. He was the first detective assigned to the Cumberland County District Attorney's Office as a Domestic Violence Investigator. In 2004, Deputy Staples transferred back to the Patrol Division where he served as School Resource Officer for 4 years, for School Administrative District No. 6 and then for School Administrative District No. 5. Deputy Staples completed his career working as a Patrol Deputy, primarily in the Gray area, until his retirement on January 6, 2013. We send him our appreciation for his many years of dedicated service to the people of Cumberland County and to the State. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his well-deserved retirement;

 

(HLS 56)

Presented by Representative DION of Portland.

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

 

 

In Memory of:

 

(5-9) Gerald C. Crommett, of Passadumkeag, a well-known and beloved member of his community. Mr. Crommett was born in Enfield and came from simple beginnings, but worked very hard throughout his life and set a great example for his family and all who knew him. For many years he ran a significant international business as a broker of live fish, especially eels. He always liked to say he was dedicated to doing the best he could with what he had. Mr. Crommett worked tirelessly and was successful selling to markets in Western Europe, becoming one of the largest distributors in the Northeast. He was respected as a responsible and generous man who over the years employed many young people from the area. Mr. Crommett will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving wife, Dail, his family and his many friends;

 

(SLS 73)

 

 

(5-10) Suzanne Fuller Rich, of Fayette, former librarian, deputy town clerk and selectperson for the Town of Fayette. Ms. Rich was born in Gardiner and graduated from Erskine Academy in 1962. She moved to Fayette in the 1970s after working at the Pentagon for 5 years and became very active in the community. Ms. Rich was Librarian of the Underwood Memorial Library for more than 30 years and volunteered for several more. She was also the Deputy Town Clerk of Fayette for 8 years and a selectperson from 1998 to 2000. She was also election warden for many years, served on the Veterans Monument Committee, as a 4-H Club leader, as a member of the Fayette School and Home Association, as a founding member of the Fayette Historical Society and as a charter member of the Fayette Fire Auxiliary and was involved with the Keep Me Warm Suppers. She will be greatly missed and long remembered by those she served so faithfully;

 

(SLS 83)

 

 

(5-11) Mabel-Roxie Moore Smith, of Farmington. Mrs. Smith was born in Livermore and grew up on the family farm. She took courses at the state college in Farmington and then joined Bell Telephone Company, where she worked until her marriage. She enjoyed being a homemaker, was an avid reader and was active in her church. Mrs. Smith will be greatly missed and long remembered by her loving family and friends;

 

(HLS 52)

Presented by Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

 

(5-12) the Honorable Elaine Fuller, of Manchester, former Member of the House of Representatives during the 118th, 119th and 120th Legislatures. Ms. Fuller was born in White Plains, New York and graduated as a nurse from Syracuse University in 1948 and the University of Maine with a bachelor of science degree in nursing in 1974. She also received a master's degree in public health administration in 1978. Ms. Fuller worked at the United States Veterans Administration Medical Center at Togus and later returned to work as a public health nurse for 5 years. She worked in elderly services and upon her retirement, she worked for the National Academy for State Health Policy before becoming a member of the Maine House of Representatives for 3 terms. After her legislative career, she continued public service as a selectman for the Town of Manchester, eventually serving as chair. We acknowledge Ms. Fuller's dedicated commitment to her community and to the State. She will be greatly missed and long remembered by her loving family and those whose lives she touched;

 

(HLS 53)

Presented by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell, Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, Representative BEAULIEU of Auburn, Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick, Representative BECK of Waterville, Representative BENNETT of Kennebunk, Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham, Representative BLACK of Wilton, Representative BOLAND of Sanford, Representative BOLDUC of Auburn, Representative BRIGGS of Mexico, Representative BROOKS of Winterport, Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield, Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington, Representative CAREY of Lewiston, Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford, Representative CASSIDY of Lubec, Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville, Representative CHASE of Wells, Representative CHENETTE of Saco, Representative CHIPMAN of Portland, Representative CLARK of Easton, Representative COOPER of Yarmouth, Representative COTTA of China, Representative CRAFTS of Lisbon, Representative CRAY of Palmyra, Representative CROCKETT of Bethel, Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, Representative DAVIS of Sangerville, Representative DeCHANT of Bath, Representative DEVIN of Newcastle, Representative DICKERSON of Rockland, Representative DILL of Old Town, Representative DION of Portland, Representative DOAK of Columbia Falls, Representative DORNEY of Norridgewock, Representative DUNPHY of Embden, Representative DUPREY of Hampden, Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester, Representative EVANGELOS of Friendship, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland, Representative FITZPATRICK of Houlton, Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro, Representative FREDETTE of Newport, Representative FREY of Bangor, Representative GATTINE of Westbrook, Representative GIDEON of Freeport, Representative GIFFORD of Lincoln, Representative GILBERT of Jay, Representative GILLWAY of Searsport, Representative GOODE of Bangor, Representative GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, Representative GRANT of Gardiner, Representative GUERIN of Glenburn, Representative HAMANN of South Portland, Representative HARLOW of Portland, Representative HARVELL of Farmington, Representative HAYES of Buckfield, Representative HERBIG of Belfast, Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop, Representative HOBBINS of Saco, Representative HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, Representative JACKSON of Oxford, Representative JOHNSON of Eddington, Representative JOHNSON of Greenville, Representative JONES of Freedom, Representative JORGENSEN of Portland, Representative KAENRATH of South Portland, Representative KENT of Woolwich, Representative KINNEY of Limington, Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor, Representative KRUGER of Thomaston, Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, Representative KUSIAK of Fairfield, Representative LAJOIE of Lewiston, Representative LIBBY of Waterboro, Representative LIBBY of Lewiston, Representative LOCKMAN of Amherst, Representative LONG of Sherman, Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth, Representative MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach, Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay, Representative MAKER of Calais, Representative MALABY of Hancock, Representative MAREAN of Hollis, Representative MARKS of Pittston, Representative MASON of Topsham, Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford, Representative McCABE of Skowhegan, Representative McCLELLAN of Raymond, Representative McELWEE of Caribou, Representative McGOWAN of York, Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Representative MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation, Representative MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, Representative MOONEN of Portland, Representative MORIARTY of Cumberland, Representative MORRISON of South Portland, Representative NADEAU of Fort Kent, Representative NADEAU of Winslow, Representative NELSON of Falmouth, Representative NEWENDYKE of Litchfield, Representative NOON of Sanford, Representative NUTTING of Oakland, Representative PARRY of Arundel, Representative PEASE of Morrill, Representative PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford, Representative PEOPLES of Westbrook, Representative PETERSON of Rumford, Representative PLANTE of Berwick, Representative POULIOT of Augusta, Representative POWERS of Naples, Representative PRIEST of Brunswick, Representative PRINGLE of Windham, Representative RANKIN of Hiram, Representative REED of Carmel, Representative ROCHELO of Biddeford, Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston, Representative RUSSELL of Portland, Representative RYKERSON of Kittery, Representative SANBORN of Gorham, Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea, Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle, Representative SAXTON of Harpswell, Representative SCHNECK of Bangor, Representative SHAW of Standish, Representative SHORT of Pittsfield, Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough, Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, Representative STANLEY of Medway, Representative STUCKEY of Portland, Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska, Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner, Representative TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, Representative TREAT of Hallowell, Representative TURNER of Burlington, Representative TYLER of Windham, Representative VEROW of Brewer, Representative VILLA of Harrison, Representative VOLK of Scarborough, Representative WALLACE of Dexter, Representative WEAVER of York, Representative WELSH of Rockport, Representative WERTS of Auburn, Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton, Representative WILSON of Augusta, Representative WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro, Representative WINSOR of Norway, Representative WOOD of Sabattus, President ALFOND of Cumberland, Senator BOYLE of Cumberland, Senator BURNS of Washington, Senator CAIN of Penobscot, Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin, Senator COLLINS of York, Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin, Senator CUSHING of Penobscot, Senator DUTREMBLE of York, Senator FLOOD of Kennebec, Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland, Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc, Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot, Senator HAMPER of Oxford, Senator HASKELL of Cumberland, Senator HILL of York, Senator JACKSON of Aroostook, Senator JOHNSON of Lincoln, Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec, Senator LANGLEY of Hancock, Senator MASON of Androscoggin, Senator MAZUREK of Knox, Senator MILLETT of Cumberland, Senator PATRICK of Oxford, Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland, Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook, Senator THIBODEAU of Waldo, Senator THOMAS of Somerset, Senator TUTTLE of York, Senator VALENTINO of York, Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset, Senator WOODBURY of Cumberland, Senator YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot.

 

 

 

 

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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) (S.P. 21) (L.D. 32) Bill "An Act To Expand the Types of Vaccines That May Be Administered by Pharmacists" Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass

 

(7-2) (H.P. 13) (L.D. 9) Bill "An Act To Allow the Maine Potato Board To Have Access to Information Regarding the Potato Tax" (EMERGENCY) Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass

 

(7-3) (H.P. 88) (L.D. 106) Bill "An Act To Abolish the Trustees of Public Cemeteries for the City of Waterville" (EMERGENCY) Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT 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. 85) (L.D. 103) Bill "An Act To Correct an Inconsistency in Maine's Apprenticeship Laws"

 

(8-2) (H.P. 94) (L.D. 112) Bill "An Act To Make Changes to the Educators for Maine Program"

 

(8-3) (H.P. 95) (L.D. 113) Bill "An Act To Make Changes to the Maine College Savings Program"

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Tuesday, February 19, 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 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

Thursday, February 21, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Ought to Pass as Amended

 

(6-1) Report of the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 86) (L.D. 250)

 

Reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-1).

 

Comes from the Senate with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-1) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-3) thereto.

 

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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, February 21, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

(10-1) An Act To Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013

(S.P. 86) (L.D. 250)
(S. "A" S-3 to C. "A" S-1)

 

 

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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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, February 21, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

(1-1) The following Joint Order: (S.P. 235)

 

 

ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the House and Senate adjourn they do so until Tuesday, February 26, 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, February 21, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

(1-1) Bill "An Act To Reserve Ten Percent of Campsites at State Parks for Maine Residents"

(S.P. 220) (L.D. 630)

 

(1-2) Bill "An Act To Require Payment Quotes in Service Contracts for the Harvesting and Hauling of Wood"

(S.P. 229) (L.D. 639)

 

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

 

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(1-3) Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support Public Higher Educational Facilities"

(S.P. 226) (L.D. 636)

 

Comes 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 Remove the Mandatory Minimum Jail Sentence in Certain Cases"

(S.P. 216) (L.D. 626)

 

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

 

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(1-5) Bill "An Act To Require That School Budget Referenda Be Held on the Same Day as Primary Elections"

(S.P. 228) (L.D. 638)

 

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

 

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(1-6) Bill "An Act To Exempt Farmers from Certain Oversight in Shoreland Areas"

(S.P. 231) (L.D. 641)

 

(1-7) Bill "An Act To Exempt All-terrain Vehicle Trail Management from Storm Water Management Requirements"

(S.P. 232) (L.D. 642)

 

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

 

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(1-8) Bill "An Act To Exempt Certain Businesses from Being Considered Campgrounds" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 215) (L.D. 625)

 

(1-9) Bill "An Act To Restore Eligibility and Funding for Drug Programs for the Elderly and Disabled"

(S.P. 219) (L.D. 629)

 

(1-10) Bill "An Act To Grant the Commissioner of Health and Human Services and the Commissioner's Designees the Independent Authority To Issue Adjudicatory Subpoenas"

(S.P. 223) (L.D. 633)

 

(1-11) Bill "An Act Regarding Permits for Final Disposition of Dead Human Bodies"

(S.P. 224) (L.D. 634)

 

Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN 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

Thursday, February 21, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 6

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

(1-1) Bill "An Act Relating to Orally Administered Cancer Therapy"

(S.P. 217) (L.D. 627)

 

(1-2) Bill "An Act To Clarify Uninsured Vehicle Coverage for Multiple Claimants"

(S.P. 218) (L.D. 628)

 

(1-3) Bill "An Act To Prohibit Consideration of Preexisting Conditions in Short-term Disability Insurance"

(S.P. 227) (L.D. 637)

 

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

 

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(1-4) Bill "An Act Regarding Legal Representation in Certain Eviction Actions"

(S.P. 230) (L.D. 640)

 

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

 

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(1-5) Bill "An Act To Improve Enforcement Mechanisms to the Elver Industry and To Make Technical Changes to Maine's Marine Resources Laws"

(S.P. 222) (L.D. 632)

 

(1-6) Bill "An Act To Create a Tax Incentive Program To Improve the Maine Lobster Industry" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 233) (L.D. 643)

 

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

 

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(1-7) Bill "An Act To Change the Taxes on Fuel Purchased for Use Other Than on the Highways"

(S.P. 221) (L.D. 631)

 

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

 

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(1-8) Resolve, Authorizing the Estate of Mitchell A. Kessler To Bring Suit against the Department of Health and Human Services

(S.P. 225) (L.D. 635)

 

(1-9) Bill "An Act To Strengthen the State's Wholesale Liquor Business" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 234) (L.D. 644)

 

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

 

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