Table of Contents

House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Ought to Pass - Orders
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
Second Day
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
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


17th Legislative Day

Thursday, February 28, 2013

 

Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

Prayer by Reverend Richard A. Bamforth, Augusta (retired).

 

National Anthem by Jesse Wakeman, South Portland.

 

Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Doctor of the day, Charles Pattavina, MD, FACEP, Winterport.

 

Reading of the Journal of Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

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SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

(1-1) Bill "An Act To Clarify the Role of Career and Technical Education Region Adult Education Programs"

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

 

REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS in the House on February 21, 2013.

 

Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Joint Select Committee on MAINE'S WORKFORCE AND ECONOMIC FUTURE in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

(1-2) Bill "An Act To Award Academic Credit to Service Members for Military Education, Experience and Training"

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

 

REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS in the House on February 21, 2013.

 

Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Joint Select Committee on MAINE'S WORKFORCE AND ECONOMIC FUTURE in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

(2-1) The Following Communication: (H.C. 86)

 

STATE OF MAINE

126TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

 

February 22, 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, MRSA, 6447, we are pleased to make the following appointments to the Lobster Management Policy Council:

 

Senator Christopher K. Johnson of Lincoln

Senator Edward Mazurek of Knox

 

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding these appointments.

 

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. 85)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

February 28, 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:"

 

Health and Human Services

L.D. 77 An Act To Require Health Care Practitioners To Distribute Free Samples of Medication in Certain Circumstances

 

Insurance and Financial Services

L.D. 70 An Act To Require Full Disclosure by Insurance Carriers Using Credit Ratings

 

Taxation

L.D. 73 An Act To Exempt Persons 65 Years of Age or Older Whose Income Is below the Poverty Line from Paying Property Taxes on Their Homes

 

Transportation

L.D. 75 An Act To Ensure Pedestrian Safety in Roundabouts

 

Veterans and Legal Affairs

L.D. 121 An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Operation of Tournament Games by Charitable Organizations

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of House

 

 

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(2-3) The Following Communication: (H.C. 87)

 

TOWN OF PITTSFIELD

RESOLUTION

 

Be It Resolved by the Pittsfield Town Council:

 

Whereas, the Pittsfield Town Council is deeply concerned and wishes to express its opposition to multiple proposals to Shift the Burden of Funding State Government to Municipalities through the Property Tax and to the Property Tax Payer.

 

Whereas, the State Administration has submitted a proposed budget for the coming biennium that will dramatically shift the burden of funding state government to the property tax by eliminating or significantly modifying multiple property tax relief programs;

 

Whereas, the proposal to suspend municipal revenue sharing would result in a loss of over $372,299 in revenues, which represents 23.1% of the Town's Revenue Budget and $1.66 on the property tax rate;

 

Whereas, the proposal to redirect the commercial excise tax would result in a loss of approximately $124,640 or 7.7% of the Town's Revenue Budget and $.56 on the property tax rate;

 

Whereas, in the second year of the biennium, the business equipment tax reimbursement program would be eliminated which provides a reimbursement to the Town of $239,607 and represents $1.07 on the property tax rate if the funds are not otherwise reimbursed;

 

Whereas, SAD #53 would be required to pay additional monies to fund Teacher Retirement under the Governor's budget proposal which would affect the school budget and ultimately be reflected in the community's assessment;

 

Whereas, eliminating the homestead exemption in FY 15 for those under 65 will increase taxes for those residents by $185.00 in that year if the Town's tax rate remains the same;

 

Whereas, low and moderate income residents under the age of 65 who now qualify for the state property tax circuit breaker program will no longer qualify for it in the coming budget year;

 

Whereas, if enacted, these changes reflect 31% of the Municipality's revenue sources as a base plus the BETE Revenue, excluding impacts on the school assessment;

 

Whereas, to replace these revenues through property taxation, the Town's tax rate would need to be increased by $3.29 mils without including the impact of SAD #53's assessment and before considering any needs of the community in its budget;

 

Whereas, these proposals would dramatically increase property taxes in Pittsfield and all communities and also require large spending reductions that will challenge the Town's ability to protect the health, safety and welfare of the community through providing basic services.

 

Now, therefore, be It Resolved by the Pittsfield Town Council to express its opposition to the proposed state budget which significantly shifts the burden of funding state government to the property tax and property tax payer. Further, the Pittsfield Town Council calls upon the members of the Legislature to fully fund municipal revenue sharing for the coming biennium, fulfill the State's K-12 Education Funding Mandate under the School Finance act of 2003, allow the towns to keep the commercial excise tax it collects, continue the BETE reimbursement to the communities for the property taxes no longer paid to the Towns for business equipment, and maintain the Circuit Breaker and Homestead Exemption property tax relief programs for our citizens.

 

Signed February 19, 2013 by the Pittsfield Town Council:

 

S/Gary R. Jordan, Jr., Mayor

S/Michael A. Cianchette, Councilor

S/Timothy P. Nicholas, Deputy Mayor

S/Caleb K. Curtis, Councilor

S/Donna M. Chale, Councilor

S/Heather J. Donahue, Councilor

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

(3-1) Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Fund the Construction of a New State Archives Facility"

(H.P. 532) (L.D. 781)

 

Sponsored by Representative BOLDUC of Auburn.

 

(3-2) Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education To Enhance Economic Development"

(H.P. 533) (L.D. 782)

 

Sponsored by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay.

Cosponsored by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick and Representatives: BRIGGS of Mexico, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, CHIPMAN of Portland, COOPER of Yarmouth, DICKERSON of Rockland, GILBERT of Jay, HERBIG of Belfast, HICKMAN of Winthrop, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, JONES of Freedom, KORNFIELD of Bangor, KRUGER of Thomaston, KUSIAK of Fairfield, LIBBY of Lewiston, MASON of Topsham, NELSON of Falmouth, PEOPLES of Westbrook, RANKIN of Hiram, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, RYKERSON of Kittery, SANBORN of Gorham, SCHNECK of Bangor, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, TREAT of Hallowell.

 

Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-3) Bill "An Act To Require Firearms Used in the Commission of Certain Acts To Be Civilly Forfeited to the State and Destroyed"

(H.P. 497) (L.D. 724)

 

Sponsored by Representative DION of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator: PLUMMER of Cumberland.

Submitted by the Department of Public Safety pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

(3-4) Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Taking or Possession of a Natural Resource That Is on the Land of Another"

(H.P. 500) (L.D. 749)

 

Sponsored by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, CASSIDY of Lubec, CRAY of Palmyra, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, RUSSELL of Portland, TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

 

(3-5) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Reciprocity for Concealed Handguns Permits"

(H.P. 522) (L.D. 771)

 

Sponsored by Representative MARKS of Pittston.

Cosponsored by Representative CRAY of Palmyra and Representatives: DEVIN of Newcastle, SHORT of Pittsfield.

 

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

 

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(3-6) Bill "An Act To Ensure the Proper Treatment of Bullying Situations in Schools"

(H.P. 496) (L.D. 723)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCLELLAN of Raymond.

Cosponsored by Representatives: HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, JOHNSON of Greenville, MAKER of Calais, POULIOT of Augusta.

 

(3-7) Bill "An Act To Make the Completion of an Internship a Requirement for High School Graduation"

(H.P. 501) (L.D. 750)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHENETTE of Saco.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, KAENRATH of South Portland, NADEAU of Fort Kent, NOON of Sanford, SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

 

(3-8) Bill "An Act To Limit the Effect of Standardized Tests on Teacher Evaluations"

(H.P. 502) (L.D. 751)

 

Sponsored by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CASAVANT of Biddeford, McLEAN of Gorham, SANBORN of Gorham, WELSH of Rockport.

 

(3-9) Bill "An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force on Franco-Americans Regarding the Reporting of Franco-American Ethnicity Data"

(H.P. 523) (L.D. 772)

 

Sponsored by Representative BOLDUC of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin and Representatives: BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, CAREY of Lewiston, CASAVANT of Biddeford, CRAY of Palmyra, DION of Portland, FREDETTE of Newport, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, THERIAULT of Madawaska.

 

(3-10) Resolve, To Enhance the Study of Franco-American History in Schools

(H.P. 524) (L.D. 773)

 

Sponsored by Representative BOLDUC of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CASAVANT of Biddeford, CRAY of Palmyra, DION of Portland, FREDETTE of Newport, KAENRATH of South Portland, LIBBY of Lewiston, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, THERIAULT of Madawaska.

 

(3-11) Bill "An Act To Change the Voting Requirements for the Withdrawal of a Municipality from a Regional School Unit" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 534) (L.D. 783)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington and Representatives: DUNPHY of Embden, GUERIN of Glenburn, JOHNSON of Greenville, LIBBY of Waterboro, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough, TURNER of Burlington.

 

Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-12) Resolve, Regarding a Fire and Police Protocols Pilot Program for E-9-1-1 Call Processing

(H.P. 525) (L.D. 774)

 

Sponsored by Representative HOBBINS of Saco.

Cosponsored by Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin.

Submitted by the Public Utilities Commission pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

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

 

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(3-13) Bill "An Act To Restore the Resource Development Centers to Full Operation"

(H.P. 503) (L.D. 752)

 

Sponsored by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin and Representatives: BOLAND of Sanford, CASSIDY of Lubec, HARLOW of Portland, STUCKEY of Portland.

 

(3-14) Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Sale of High-caffeine Energy Drinks to Persons under 18 Years of Age"

(H.P. 504) (L.D. 753)

 

Sponsored by Representative CASSIDY of Lubec.

Cosponsored by Representatives: HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, MAKER of Calais, SCHNECK of Bangor, TURNER of Burlington.

 

(3-15) Bill "An Act To Encourage Transparency in the Disclosing of the Ingredients in Vaccinations for Children"

(H.P. 505) (L.D. 754)

 

Sponsored by Representative BOLAND of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, CHENETTE of Saco, EVANGELOS of Friendship, HARLOW of Portland, LIBBY of Lewiston, Senators: JOHNSON of Lincoln, THOMAS of Somerset.

 

(3-16) Bill "An Act To Require Estimates of Patient Costs Prior to Treatment"

(H.P. 506) (L.D. 755)

 

Sponsored by Representative BOLAND of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: DeCHANT of Bath, MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach, PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford, RUSSELL of Portland, SHAW of Standish, STUCKEY of Portland, Senators: COLLINS of York, SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-17) Bill "An Act To Amend the Hunting Laws as They Pertain to the Training of Dogs"

(H.P. 508) (L.D. 757)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHORT of Pittsfield.

Cosponsored by Senator DUTREMBLE of York and Representatives: DAVIS of Sangerville, EVANGELOS of Friendship, GILBERT of Jay, MARKS of Pittston, WOOD of Sabattus, Senator: BURNS of Washington.

 

(3-18) Bill "An Act To Protect Boats, Moorings and Docks in the Inland Waters of the State"

(H.P. 509) (L.D. 758)

 

Sponsored by Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop. (BY REQUEST)

 

(3-19) Bill "An Act To Require a Nonresident To Hire a Maine Guide To Hunt Sea Ducks"

(H.P. 526) (L.D. 775)

 

Sponsored by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester. (BY REQUEST)

Cosponsored by Representatives: CASSIDY of Lubec, GILLWAY of Searsport, WOOD of Sabattus.

 

Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-20) Bill "An Act Regarding Subrogation of Medical Payments Coverage"

(H.P. 507) (L.D. 756)

 

Sponsored by Representative BECK of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, CAREY of Lewiston, Senator: GERZOFSKY of Cumberland.

 

(3-21) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Related to Rate and Form Filings"

(H.P. 527) (L.D. 776)

 

Sponsored by Representative BECK of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: GOODE of Bangor, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, Senator: WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

(3-22) Bill "An Act To Impose Penalties for Residential Mortgage Loan Fraud and False Representation Concerning Title"

(H.P. 535) (L.D. 784)

 

Sponsored by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator DUTREMBLE of York and Representatives: CASAVANT of Biddeford, CHIPMAN of Portland, LAJOIE of Lewiston, MARKS of Pittston, PEASE of Morrill, Senator: MASON of Androscoggin.

 

Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-23) Bill "An Act To Hold Harmless a Municipality For Volunteer or Unpaid Labor"

(H.P. 510) (L.D. 759)

 

Sponsored by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls.

 

(3-24) Bill "An Act Regarding Informed Consent to an Abortion"

(H.P. 511) (L.D. 760)

 

Sponsored by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: FITZPATRICK of Houlton, GUERIN of Glenburn, MAKER of Calais, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough, VOLK of Scarborough.

 

(3-25) Bill "An Act To Protect Working Mothers Who Breast-feed"

(H.P. 528) (L.D. 777)

 

Sponsored by Representative GRAHAM of North Yarmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, GUERIN of Glenburn, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, SAUCIER of Presque Isle.

 

(3-26) Bill "An Act To Ensure the Periodic Review and Revision of Statutory Provisions"

(H.P. 536) (L.D. 785)

 

Sponsored by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York and Representatives: BEAULIEU of Auburn, DeCHANT of Bath, GUERIN of Glenburn, MOONEN of Portland, MORIARTY of Cumberland, PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford, VILLA of Harrison, Senator: BURNS of Washington.

 

Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-27) Resolve, To Establish a Task Force To Review Section 8 Housing Construction Standards

(H.P. 495) (L.D. 722)

 

Sponsored by Representative PLANTE of Berwick.

Cosponsored by Representatives: GIDEON of Freeport, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, VOLK of Scarborough, Senator: PLUMMER of Cumberland.

 

(3-28) Bill "An Act To Protect Doctors Who Prescribe a Complementary Course of Treatment and To Provide Insurance Coverage for That Treatment"

(H.P. 498) (L.D. 747)

 

Sponsored by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: CRAFTS of Lisbon, CRAY of Palmyra, DAVIS of Sangerville, DOAK of Columbia Falls, JOHNSON of Greenville, LONG of Sherman, Senators: THOMAS of Somerset, YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot.

 

(3-29) Bill "An Act To Clarify the Agricultural Exemption to the Workers' Compensation Laws"

(H.P. 512) (L.D. 761)

 

Sponsored by Representative CRAY of Palmyra.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, DAVIS of Sangerville, GIFFORD of Lincoln, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, Senators: CUSHING of Penobscot, THIBODEAU of Waldo.

 

(3-30) Bill "An Act To Ensure the Voluntary Membership of Public Employees in Unions"

(H.P. 537) (L.D. 786)

 

Sponsored by Representative LOCKMAN of Amherst.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: CHASE of Wells, CRAFTS of Lisbon, HAYES of Buckfield, KESCHL of Belgrade, PARRY of Arundel, REED of Carmel, VOLK of Scarborough, WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro.

 

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

 

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(3-31) Bill "An Act Regarding the Passage of River Herring on the St. Croix River" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 499) (L.D. 748)

 

Sponsored by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CHAPMAN of Brooksville, MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation, SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

 

(3-32) Bill "An Act To Develop Principles To Guide Fisheries Management Decisions"

(H.P. 529) (L.D. 778)

 

Sponsored by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator JOHNSON of Lincoln.

 

Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-33) Bill "An Act To Encourage Municipal Infrastructure Improvement"

(H.P. 538) (L.D. 787)

 

Sponsored by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, DeCHANT of Bath, EVANGELOS of Friendship, RUSSELL of Portland, Senator: DUTREMBLE of York.

 

Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-34) Bill "An Act To Facilitate Collection of Property Taxes on Personal Property"

(H.P. 513) (L.D. 762)

 

Sponsored by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, EVANGELOS of Friendship, RUSSELL of Portland, Senator: DUTREMBLE of York.

 

Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-35) Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation and the Maine Turnpike Authority To Conduct a Study Regarding the Need for a Passenger Transit Service Linking Municipalities from Portland North to Lewiston and Auburn

(H.P. 514) (L.D. 763)

 

Sponsored by Representative BOLDUC of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin.

 

(3-36) Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Conduct a Traffic Study To Consider Whether To Open Water Street in Augusta to 2-way Traffic

(H.P. 515) (L.D. 764)

 

Sponsored by Representative WILSON of Augusta.

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

 

(3-37) Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Motorcycle Registration Expiration Dates"

(H.P. 516) (L.D. 765)

 

Sponsored by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, CAMPBELL of Newfield, EVANGELOS of Friendship, RUSSELL of Portland, Senator: VALENTINO of York.

 

(3-38) Bill "An Act To Require a Public Notification and Hearing Process before Any Toll Increase by the Maine Turnpike Authority and Establish a Formal Grievance Process"

(H.P. 530) (L.D. 779)

 

Sponsored by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BENNETT of Kennebunk, CAREY of Lewiston, CHASE of Wells, MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach, PARRY of Arundel, WERTS of Auburn.

 

(3-39) Bill "An Act To Reduce Conflicts of Interest in the Motor Vehicle Inspection Program"

(H.P. 531) (L.D. 780)

 

Sponsored by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, HARLOW of Portland, RUSSELL of Portland.

 

(3-40) Bill "An Act To Provide Vehicle Owners and Repair Facilities Access to Vehicle Diagnostic and Repair Information and Equipment"

(H.P. 539) (L.D. 788)

 

Sponsored by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: CRAY of Palmyra, DAVIS of Sangerville, DOAK of Columbia Falls, JOHNSON of Greenville, LONG of Sherman, NADEAU of Fort Kent, Senators: THOMAS of Somerset, YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot.

 

Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-41) Bill "An Act To Define 'Brand' under the Liquor Laws"

(H.P. 517) (L.D. 766)

 

Sponsored by Representative BEAULIEU of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: CAREY of Lewiston, GIFFORD of Lincoln, KINNEY of Limington, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, LIBBY of Lewiston, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, Senator: PATRICK of Oxford.

 

(3-42) Bill "An Act To Limit Contributions to Candidates for Maine Offices to Maine Residents"

(H.P. 518) (L.D. 767)

 

Sponsored by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay.

 

(3-43) Bill "An Act To Increase Access to Voter Lists"

(H.P. 519) (L.D. 768)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: JOHNSON of Eddington, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SCHNECK of Bangor, Senators: HASKELL of Cumberland, MASON of Androscoggin.

 

(3-44) Bill "An Act To Create Fairness in Political Party Enrollment Deadlines"

(H.P. 520) (L.D. 769)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FOWLE of Vassalboro, GOODE of Bangor, JOHNSON of Eddington, KESCHL of Belgrade, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, Senator: PATRICK of Oxford.

 

(3-45) Bill "An Act Regarding Corporate and Other Entity Campaign Advertising Disclosure and Accountability"

(H.P. 521) (L.D. 770)

 

Sponsored by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay.

Cosponsored by Representative KRUGER of Thomaston and Representatives: CAREY of Lewiston, GRANT of Gardiner, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, SANBORN of Gorham.

 

Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

(4-1) On motion of Representative RANKIN of Hiram, the following House Order: (H.O. 13)

 

ORDERED, that Representative L. Gary Knight of Livermore Falls be excused February 19 for personal reasons.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Victoria P. Kornfield of Bangor be excused February 26 for health reasons.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Walter A. Kumiega III of Deer Isle be excused February 19 and 21 for legislative business.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Lawrence E. Lockman of Amherst be excused February 14 for personal reasons.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Ricky D. Long of Sherman be excused February 19 and 21 for personal reasons.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Paul D. McGowan of York be excused February 14, 19 and 21 for health reasons.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Sharon Anglin Treat of Hallowell be excused February 26 for legislative business.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

(5-1) Hancock County Technical Center, in Ellsworth, and the center's media communications program students for their outstanding contributions in honoring our nation's veterans. Under the direction of Benjamin Speed, 6 students from the program collected video and audio recordings and photographs for Wreaths Across America as they embarked on a one-week trip to Arlington National Cemetery in December 2012 to lay wreaths on headstones. The students joined veterans, Gold Star families, volunteers and organizers in delivering the wreaths, stopping at numerous schools, monuments and veterans facilities along the way. Each day, students posted interviews, stories of the day and helmet-camera video clips online. Once they returned to Maine, the students created a library of media for use by Wreaths Across America, which will help the nonprofit organization to meet its mission of serving veterans and veterans' families. We extend our congratulations and our appreciation to all participants in this venture;

 

(SLS 78)

 

 

(5-2) George William Baker, of Cape Elizabeth, on his 100th Birthday, December 26, 2012. Mr. Baker enjoyed the centennial celebration of his life at a dinner party with his wife of 68 years, Alberta, and his family and friends. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Baker on this special occasion;

 

(SLS 80)

 

 

(5-3) the Piscataquis Community Elementary School and the Piscataquis Community Secondary School, of Guilford, for receiving bronze awards from the United States Department of Agriculture as part of the department's HealthierUS School Challenge. Piscataquis Community Secondary School is the first high school in Maine to receive the HealthierUS School Challenge award. Only 3 percent of schools nationally have achieved a Bronze, Silver or Gold distinction. To participate in the challenge, a school must adopt United States Department of Agriculture standards for the food that is served in the school and agree to provide nutrition education and opportunities for physical activity. We congratulate the Piscataquis Community Elementary School and the Piscataquis Community Secondary School on their achieving this award and wish them continued success with the program;

 

(SLS 86)

 

 

(5-4) Elliott and Marilyn Powers, of New Sharon, as they celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary in November 2012. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott lived 3 miles apart in the Farmington area when they began dating in high school. They have 2 children, 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this occasion;

 

(HLS 57)

Presented by Representative GILBERT of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

 

(5-5) Dr. Lyn Mikel Brown, Ed.D, of Waterville, activist, author, researcher and professor at Colby College, on her induction into the Maine Women's Hall of Fame. For more than 25 years, Dr. Brown has dedicated her life to changing the cultural environment for women and girls in Maine. As a founding member of Harvard University's project on Women's Psychology and Girls' Development, she is also a member of numerous other foundations and task forces. As a professor at Colby College, Dr. Brown has collaborated with community leaders and educators and has had a profound and widespread impact on the lives of women and girls throughout Maine and beyond. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Brown on her induction into the Maine Women's Hall of Fame;

 

(HLS 58)

Presented by Representative BECK of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec, Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Ought to Pass - Orders

 

(6-1) Report of the Joint Select Committee on JOINT RULES on Joint Order, To Amend the Joint Rules To Require Review of a Proposal To Create a New Crime or Enhance an Existing Criminal Penalty

(S.P. 29)

 

Reporting Ought to Pass.

 

Comes from the Senate with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Joint Order PASSED.

 

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

(7-1) (H.P. 44) (L.D. 49) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Payment of Fees to Registers of Deeds" 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) (S.P. 18) (L.D. 29) Bill "An Act To Provide Support Services to Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder"

 

(8-2) (S.P. 19) (L.D. 30) Bill "An Act To Provide Home and Community Services for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism"

 

(8-3) (H.P. 177) (L.D. 216) Bill "An Act To Extend the Hours for the Sale of Liquor on Sunday When St. Patrick's Day Is on a Sunday" (EMERGENCY)

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Tuesday, February 26, 2013, have preference in the Orders of the Day and continue with such preference until disposed of as provided by House Rule 502.

 

 

1. Joint Order, To Require the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services To Examine Guardian Ad Litem Certification

(H.P. 7)

 

TABLED - January 8, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - Motion of Representative BROOKS of Winterport to REFER to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing the Mount Blue High School Football Team

(HLS 3)

 

TABLED - January 8, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

3. Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Tobias Leboutillier, of Brewer

(HLS 12)

 

TABLED - January 8, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

4. Bill "An Act To Change the Schedule for the Beginning of the Biennial Budget Cycle"

(H.P. 58) (L.D. 80)

 

(Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested)

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

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE JUNE 19, 2013

 

NOTICE

 

House Divided Report that will appear on the House Calendar later:

 

(1) From the Committee on Transportation on Bill "An Act To Require Motorists To Stop for Pedestrians in Crosswalks" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 21) (L.D. 17)

 

Ought Not to Pass (11 members)
Ought to Pass (2 members)

 

 

Millicent M. MacFarland
Clerk of the House

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 28, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

(1-1) The following Joint Order: (S.P. 285)

 

 

ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the House and Senate adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 10:00 in the morning.

 

 

Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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State of Maine
House of Representatives
126th Legislature
First Regular Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

http://www.maine.gov/legis/house/hcalfr.htm

Thursday, February 28, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

(1-1) Bill "An Act To Promote Sustainable Food Policies"

(S.P. 283) (L.D. 745)

 

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 Allow Charter Schools To Request Waivers from Certain Requirements"

(S.P. 267) (L.D. 729)

 

(1-3) Bill "An Act To Amend the Regional School Unit Budget Validation Process"

(S.P. 280) (L.D. 742)

 

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

 

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(1-4) Resolve, Directing the Department of Environmental Protection To Add a Flame Retardant to the Lists of Chemicals of Concern and of High Concern

(S.P. 273) (L.D. 735)

 

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

 

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(1-5) Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Provide an Exception to the 60-day Limit on Out-of-state Services under the MaineCare Section 21 Waiver Program

(S.P. 284) (L.D. 746)

 

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

 

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(1-6) Bill "An Act To Protect Maine's Loons by Banning Lead Sinkers and Jigs"

(S.P. 268) (L.D. 730)

 

(1-7) Bill "An Act To Establish the Review Board of Appeals To Review the Denial of Hunting and Fishing Licenses"

(S.P. 274) (L.D. 736)

 

(1-8) Bill "An Act To Promote the Northern Maine Economy and Support Maine's Sporting Camp Tradition"

(S.P. 276) (L.D. 738)

 

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

 

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(1-9) Bill "An Act To Adopt the Uniform Parentage Act"

(S.P. 264) (L.D. 726)

 

(1-10) Bill "An Act To Improve the Child Support Collection Process"

(S.P. 271) (L.D. 733)

 

(1-11) Bill "An Act To Extend the Statute of Limitations on Certain Civil Professional Negligence Suits"

(S.P. 282) (L.D. 744)

 

Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY 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 28, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

(1-1) Bill "An Act To Impose a Holding Period during Which a Dealer in Secondhand Precious Metals Must Retain Property"

(S.P. 270) (L.D. 732)

 

(1-2) Resolve, To Establish a Task Force To Study Economic Development in Rural Areas

(S.P. 277) (L.D. 739)

 

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

 

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(1-3) Bill "An Act To Promote Workforce Development and Training in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Trades"

(S.P. 275) (L.D. 737)

 

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

 

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(1-4) Bill "An Act To Increase the Number of Elver Harvesting Licenses and Preserve the Fishery through Conservation"

(S.P. 269) (L.D. 731)

 

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

 

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(1-5) RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Require That the Attorney General Be Elected by Popular Vote

(S.P. 278) (L.D. 740)

 

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

 

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(1-6) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Dealing with the Taxing of Extended Warranty Claims for Trucks"

(S.P. 266) (L.D. 728)

 

(1-7) Bill "An Act Relating to the Sales Tax Exemption on Depreciable Equipment Used in Commercial Wood Harvesting"

(S.P. 272) (L.D. 734)

 

(1-8) Bill "An Act To Promote Fairness in the Sales Tax Exemption for Vehicles Used in Interstate Commerce"

(S.P. 279) (L.D. 741)

 

(1-9) Bill "An Act To Extend and Improve the Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit Program"

(S.P. 281) (L.D. 743)

 

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

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Judicial Compensation Commission

 

 

(1-10) Report of the Judicial Compensation Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 4, section 1701 asks leave to report that the accompanying Bill "An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Judicial Compensation Commission" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 263) (L.D. 725)

 

Be REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

Comes from the Senate, Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY and ordered printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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