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

 


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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


19th Legislative Day

Thursday, March 7, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Jean-Pierre Tshamala, North Deering Alliance Church, Portland.

 

            National Anthem by Elizabeth Elkington, Kennebunkport.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Dylan McKenney, M.D., Portland.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Return Local Revenue Sharing to Full Funding" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 262)  (L.D. 713)

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Protect Maine Food Consumers' Right To Know about Genetically Engineered Food and Seed Stock"

(H.P. 490)  (L.D. 718)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT in the House on February 26, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.P. 626)

 

CITY OF SANFORD, MAINE

OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER

919 MAIN STREET

SANFORD, MAINE  04073

 

RESOLVE

February 19, 2013

 

RESOLVE, To express the Sanford City Council's objections to the Governor's proposed Biennial Budget which calls for the elimination of numerous broad-based taxation revenues previously dedicated by the State for municipal use to lower the burden on property taxation in the overall service level provisions mandated by the State and also as determined by Sanford voters under Home Rule Authority.

 

WHEREAS, State Administration has proposed a significant reduction in the distribution of revenue generated only by State taxation and previously determined in Law by the State legislature as necessary to reduce the property tax burden of the Residents of Maine; and

 

WHEREAS, the State Legislature pursuant to Title 30-A §5681 1 B finds To stabilize the municipal property tax burden and to aid in financing all municipal services, it is necessary to provide funds from the broad-based taxes of State Government that the elimination of the State Revenue Sharing funds to Sanford would result in a loss of $2,660,622 in the next Fiscal Year representing a $1.91 on property taxation and violate the intent of current Law; and

 

WHEREAS, the Biennial Budget proposes to redirect commercial vehicle excise tax from municipal maintenance of roads to the State's maintenance of roads and such action will reduce Sanford's resources for road maintenance by over $123,390 in the next Fiscal Year or $0.09 on property taxation; and

 

WHEREAS, the State Legislature pursuant to Title 36 §683 has granted a Homestead Exemption of $10,000 to all qualified Maine Residents to lower property tax burden, a benefit of $193.20 to such Sanford Residents, and that the Biennial Budget seeks to eliminate this State granted benefit to all but qualified Residents over 65 years of age, a loss of $393,645 to Sanford from broad-based non-property taxation; and

 

WHEREAS, the State Legislature pursuant to Title 36 Chapter 907 has provided for a property tax and rent refund program based upon economic need and the current Biennial Budget proposes to eliminate the prior determination of necessity to all qualifying Maine Residents except those over 65 years of age; and

 

WHEREAS, the State Legislature set forth under Title 36 Chapter 915 that business equipment property tax should be paid to municipalities at 100% and then reimbursed to the business by the State and that the Biennial Budget now proposes to eliminate this benefit by exempting the business equipment from taxation and then reducing the State reimbursement of such tax to 60% in the first year to 50% in the second year to municipalities causing a shift of property tax burden from business equipment to real estate in the magnitude of $150,696 in Sanford or $0.11; and

 

WHEREAS, if the currently proposed Biennial Budget is passed the City of Sanford will see the reduction of previously dedicated broad-based Sate taxation for the purpose of reducing the burden on property taxation as determined within current State Law by prior Legislatures of over $3,328,353; and

 

WHEREAS, to replace the proposed State withdrawal of municipal revenue sharing and broad-based taxation the City of Sanford would need to increase property taxation by over $2.39 per $1,000 of valuation, representing an average property tax increase of $529.96 on a $160,000 home with Homestead, a 12.36% increase in FY 14 before consideration of any other budgetary constraints imposed by the continuing economic downturn and escalating costs of operations; and

 

WHEREAS, the Sanford School Department is also proposed to received reduced funding within the next Biennial State Budget and the impacts listed do not account for the yet determined additional burden; and

 

WHEREAS, the Sanford City Council finds that municipal and school operations have been significantly reduced, capital expenditures are not keeping pace with depreciation and need, staff and services have already been reduced to minimum levels acceptable by Residents, collaborative and shared services have been incorporated into current operations, and that it is NOT feasible to further reduce expenditures sufficiently to account for the State's withdrawal of the distributions from broad-based taxation without further increasing the tax burden upon all property tax payers;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SANFORD CITY COUNCIL that the Sanford City Council hereby declares their opposition to the Governor's proposed Biennial Budget as the elimination of and withdrawal of the revenue so determined by current Law as necessary and appropriate to reduce the Property Tax Burden of Maine Residents will cause a disproportionate and detrimental shift of net taxation placing current municipal service provisions in jeopardy; and

 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Sanford City Council seeks participation and engagement with the State Legislators to identify and implement fair and equitable solutions to the overall burden upon all State and Local Taxation as it pertains to the welfare, service provisions, and economic future of all Maine Residents.

 

Read and Adopted by a Vote of the Sanford City Council in meeting assembled:

February 19, 2013

 

Municipal Officers

 

S/Mayor Maura A. Herlihy

S/Deputy Mayor Joseph R. Hanslip

S/Councilor Alan R. Walsh

S/Councilor Bradford J. Littlefield

S/Councilor Richard L. Wilkins

S/Councilor Ken Burgess

S/Councilor Fred W. Smith

 

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 89)

 

STATE OF MAINE

126TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

 

January 30, 2013

 

John Fitzsimmons, President

Maine Community College System

131 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear President Fitzsimmons:

 

We are pleased to invite you to address a Joint Session of the 126th Maine Legislature on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. concerning the State of the Maine Community College System and any other matters that you may care to bring to our attention.

 

On the same day, following your address, William J. Brennan, President of the Maine Maritime Academy and James Page, Chancellor of the University of Maine System will be addressing the Joint Convention.

 

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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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 90)

 

MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

323 STATE STREET

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04330-7131

 

February 4, 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:

 

Thank you for your invitation to address the Joint Convention of the 126th Maine Legislature on Thursday, March 7, 2013, regarding the state of the Maine Community College System.  We are deeply appreciative of this opportunity and I look forward to sharing our accomplishments and goals for the future with you.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

S/John Fitzsimmons

President

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 91)

 

STATE OF MAINE

126TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

 

January 30, 2013

 

William J. Brennan, President

Maine Maritime Academy

Box C-03

Castine, Maine  04420

 

Dear President Brennan:

 

We are pleased to invite you to address a Joint Session of the 126th Maine Legislature on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. concerning the State of the Maine Maritime Academy and any other matters that you may care to bring to our attention.  You will address the Joint Convention directly following John Fitzsimmons, President of the Maine Community College System.

 

On the same day, following your address, James Page, Chancellor of the University of Maine System will be addressing the Joint Convention.

 

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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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 92)

 

MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

CASTINE, MAINE  04420

 

February 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:

 

It would be my pleasure to address a Joint Session of the 126th Maine Legislature on March 7, 2013.  I look forward to the opportunity to discuss the status of Higher Education in Maine and here at Maine Maritime Academy.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Dr. William J. Brennan

President

 

 

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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 93)

 

STATE OF MAINE

126TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

 

January 30, 2013

 

James H. Page, Chancellor

University of Maine System

16 Central Street

Bangor, Maine 04401

 

Dear Chancellor Page:

 

We are pleased to invite you to address a Joint Session of the 126th Maine Legislature on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. concerning the State of the University of Maine System and any other matters that you may care to bring to our attention.  You will address the Joint Convention following John Fitzsimmons, President of the Maine Community College System and William Brennan, President of the Maine Maritime Academy.

 

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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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 94)

 

MAINE'S PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR

16 CENTRAL STREET

BANGOR, MAINE 04401-5106

 

February 5, 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:

 

Thank you for your invitation to address a Joint Session of the 126th Maine Legislature on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. concerning the State of the University of Maine System.  I accept with great pleasure and look forward to the opportunity to share with you my thoughts on the role and future of the University of Maine System.

 

These are challenging times.  I deeply appreciate the support provided by the Legislature as we work together to build a brighter future for the people of Maine.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/James H. Page, Ph.D.

Chancellor

 

 

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            (2-8)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 96)

 

SOMERSET COURT HOUSE

41 COURT STREET

SKOWHEGAN, MAINE  04976

 

February 27, 2013

 

To:         Maine Legislature

 

From:     Somerset County Commissioners

 

Re:         County Nomination to the Maine Land Use Planning Commission

 

The Somerset County Commissioners voted 4-1 (Commissioner Trafton abstained), on February 20, 2013 to nominate Lloyd Keith Trafton, whose legal residence is 3918 US Route 201, West Forks, Maine 04985 to serve as a member of the Maine Land Use Planning Commission.

 

Sincerely yours,

Somerset County Commissioners

 

 

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            (2-9)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 97)

 

MAINE STATE LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

 

March 5, 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 nomination made to the Maine Land Use Planning Commission by the Somerset County Commissioners:

 

Lloyd Keith Trafton of West Forks

 

Pursuant to 12 MRSA §683-A, this appointment is 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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            (2-10)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 95)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

March 7, 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:"

 

Education and Cultural Affairs

L.D. 93           An Act To Require Public Secondary Schools To Offer a Course in Gun Safety and Handling

 

Energy, Utilities and Technology

L.D. 114         An Act To Amend the Charter of the Portland Water District

 

Health and Human Services

L.D. 132         Resolve, To Provide Organic Infant Formula through the Maine Women, Infants and Children Program

L.D. 164         An Act To Provide MaineCare Reimbursement for Pastoral Counselors

L.D. 181         Resolve, To Require Hospitals To Provide Information Regarding Testing for Krabbe Disease for Parents of Infants

 

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

L.D. 41           An Act To Allow a Person 65 Years of Age or Older To Fish with Bait in any Inland Water

L.D. 43           An Act To Ban the Use of Nondegradable Hooks for Fishing

 

State and Local Government

L.D. 183         An Act To Exempt Municipalities That Do Not Hold Annual Meetings from Required Publication of an Annual Report

L.D. 210         An Act To Require That Forms, Pamphlets and Other Documents Be Designed To Permit the Continued Use of the Materials

 

Veterans and Legal Affairs

L.D. 54           An Act To Expand Access to Absentee Ballots

L.D. 185         An Act To Increase the Discount Rate on Alcoholic Beverages Sold by Agency Liquor Stores

 

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 Enhance the Development and Implementation of Integrated Pest Management Programs"

(H.P. 627)  (L.D. 903)

 

Sponsored by Representative CRAY of Palmyra.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, McCABE of Skowhegan, NOON of Sanford, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

 

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

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Clarify When Bonds May Be Issued"

(H.P. 628)  (L.D. 904)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAREY of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Representative COOPER of Yarmouth, Senator TUTTLE of York and Representatives: CHIPMAN of Portland, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, KESCHL of Belgrade, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, McCABE of Skowhegan, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, Senators: CAIN of Penobscot, MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Riverfront Community Development"

(H.P. 649)  (L.D. 925)

 

Sponsored by Representative LIBBY of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin and Representatives: BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, BEAULIEU of Auburn, BEAVERS of South Berwick, BECK of Waterville, BERRY of Bowdoinham, BOLAND of Sanford, BOLDUC of Auburn, BRIGGS of Mexico, BROOKS of Winterport, CAMPBELL of Newfield, CAREY of Lewiston, CHENETTE of Saco, COTTA of China, CROCKETT of Bethel, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DeCHANT of Bath, DILL of Old Town, DORNEY of Norridgewock, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, FOWLE of Vassalboro, FREY of Bangor, GIDEON of Freeport, GILBERT of Jay, GOODE of Bangor, GRANT of Gardiner, HAYES of Buckfield, HOBBINS of Saco, JONES of Freedom, KAENRATH of South Portland, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, KORNFIELD of Bangor, KUSIAK of Fairfield, LAJOIE of Lewiston, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MacDONALD of Boothbay, McCABE of Skowhegan, McELWEE of Caribou, MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, NADEAU of Winslow, NOON of Sanford, PLANTE of Berwick, POULIOT of Augusta, ROCHELO of Biddeford, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, RUSSELL of Portland, RYKERSON of Kittery, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SCHNECK of Bangor, SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, STANLEY of Medway, THERIAULT of Madawaska, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, TREAT of Hallowell, VEROW of Brewer, WERTS of Auburn, WILSON of Augusta, Senators: President ALFOND of Cumberland, CAIN of Penobscot, DUTREMBLE of York, GERZOFSKY of Cumberland, GOODALL of Sagadahoc, GRATWICK of Penobscot, HILL of York, JACKSON of Aroostook, JOHNSON of Lincoln, KATZ of Kennebec, LACHOWICZ of Kennebec, PATRICK of Oxford, SAVIELLO of Franklin, TUTTLE of York, VALENTINO of York, YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Penalty for an Adult Who Provides Alcohol to a Minor Involved in a Fatal Accident"

(H.P. 650)  (L.D. 926)

 

Sponsored by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford and Representatives: DAVIS of Sangerville, JACKSON of Oxford, WINSOR of Norway.

 

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

 

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            (3-5)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Education To Develop School Building Security Plans

(H.P. 629)  (L.D. 905)

 

Sponsored by Representative BRIGGS of Mexico.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: DION of Portland, FREY of Bangor, JOHNSON of Greenville, McCLELLAN of Raymond, Senators: President ALFOND of Cumberland, LANGLEY of Hancock, PATRICK of Oxford, TUTTLE of York.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Permit a School Administrative Unit Discretion Concerning Participation of Students from Charter Schools in School Extracurricular and Interscholastic Activities"

(H.P. 630)  (L.D. 906)

 

Sponsored by Representative MOONEN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representative: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Provide Customers with Itemized Bills"

(H.P. 617)  (L.D. 894)

 

Sponsored by Representative MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York and Representatives: GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, MORRISON of South Portland, PLANTE of Berwick, THERIAULT of Madawaska.

 

            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Further Energy Independence for the State"

(H.P. 651)  (L.D. 927)

 

Sponsored by Representative McGOWAN of York.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DEVIN of Newcastle, MOONEN of Portland, NOON of Sanford, SHORT of Pittsfield, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono.

 

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

 

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            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Encourage Recycling"

(H.P. 631)  (L.D. 907)

 

Sponsored by Representative STANLEY of Medway.

Cosponsored by Senator: JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Establish the Volunteer Advocate Program"

(H.P. 620)  (L.D. 897)

 

Sponsored by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: CLARK of Easton, FARNSWORTH of Portland, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Limit MaineCare Reimbursement for Suboxone and Methadone Treatment"

(H.P. 632)  (L.D. 908)

 

Sponsored by Representative DICKERSON of Rockland.

Cosponsored by Senator MAZUREK of Knox and Representatives: BEAVERS of South Berwick, EVANGELOS of Friendship, HARVELL of Farmington, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough, VILLA of Harrison.

 

            (3-12)  Resolve, To Establish MaineCare Eligibility for Parents Participating in Reunification Activities

(H.P. 633)  (L.D. 909)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAMANN of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: CASSIDY of Lubec, GATTINE of Westbrook, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, MOONEN of Portland, SANBORN of Gorham, STUCKEY of Portland.

 

            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Improve MaineCare Nursing Home Reimbursement To Preserve Access and Promote Quality"

(H.P. 652)  (L.D. 928)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DUNPHY of Embden, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough, STUCKEY of Portland.

 

            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Requirements for the Reporting of New Hires" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 653)  (L.D. 929)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford and Representatives: DUNPHY of Embden, LIBBY of Waterboro, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-15)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Amend Its Rules Regarding Required Setback Distances for Beaver Traps

(H.P. 618)  (L.D. 895)

 

Sponsored by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CRAFTS of Lisbon, DAVIS of Sangerville, ESPLING of New Gloucester, Senators: JACKSON of Aroostook, SHERMAN of Aroostook.

 

            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Allow Fox Hunting at Night"

(H.P. 619)  (L.D. 896)

 

Sponsored by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Senator: SHERMAN of Aroostook.

 

            (3-17)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Study and Make Recommendations Regarding the Bear Hunting Season

(H.P. 634)  (L.D. 910)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHAW of Standish.

 

            (3-18)  Bill "An Act To Increase Revenue for the ATV Recreational Management Fund"

(H.P. 635)  (L.D. 911)

 

Sponsored by Representative BRIGGS of Mexico.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford and Representatives: CRAFTS of Lisbon, CROCKETT of Bethel, DAVIS of Sangerville, DION of Portland, McCABE of Skowhegan, SHAW of Standish, Senators: HASKELL of Cumberland, JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Subject a Motorboat with a Certificate of Number from Another Jurisdiction to the Annual Registration Fee"

(H.P. 654)  (L.D. 930)

 

Sponsored by Representative NADEAU of Winslow.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: CASSIDY of Lubec, CHENETTE of Saco, DION of Portland, FOWLE of Vassalboro, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, PEASE of Morrill, SCHNECK of Bangor, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Prevent Fish Kills and To Allow for Recreational Use of Sebago Lake"

(H.P. 655)  (L.D. 931)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHAW of Standish.

Cosponsored by Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland and Representatives: KINNEY of Limington, MAREAN of Hollis, McCLELLAN of Raymond, POWERS of Naples, TYLER of Windham, VOLK of Scarborough, Senators: HAMPER of Oxford, KATZ of Kennebec.

 

            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Promote Fishing by Youth"

(H.P. 656)  (L.D. 932)

 

Sponsored by Representative PEASE of Morrill.

Cosponsored by Senator THIBODEAU of Waldo and Representatives: CHENETTE of Saco, FOWLE of Vassalboro, McCABE of Skowhegan, NADEAU of Fort Kent, NADEAU of Winslow, WELSH of Rockport, WOOD of Sabattus, Senator: COLLINS of York.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-22)  Bill "An Act To Provide Another Alternative to the Civil Order of Arrest Process"

(H.P. 636)  (L.D. 912)

 

Sponsored by Representative NELSON of Falmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: DION of Portland, HOBBINS of Saco, MORIARTY of Cumberland, NUTTING of Oakland, PRIEST of Brunswick, Senators: BOYLE of Cumberland, HASKELL of Cumberland, HILL of York.

 

            (3-23)  Bill "An Act To Promote Excursion Passes by Amending the Law Governing Expiration Dates on Gift Obligations and Stored-value Cards Redeemable with Multiple Sellers" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 637)  (L.D. 913)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DUNPHY of Embden, LIBBY of Waterboro, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-24)  Bill "An Act To Certify Nuclear Medicine Technologists in Computed Tomography"

(H.P. 638)  (L.D. 914)

 

Sponsored by Representative KINNEY of Limington.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: BEAULIEU of Auburn, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, SHAW of Standish, TYLER of Windham, Senators: HAMPER of Oxford, TUTTLE of York.

 

            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Separate Regulatory Board for Dental Hygienists"

(H.P. 657)  (L.D. 933)

 

Sponsored by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Representatives: GUERIN of Glenburn, LIBBY of Waterboro, MALABY of Hancock, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McELWEE of Caribou, PARRY of Arundel, PETERSON of Rumford, SANDERSON of Chelsea.

 

            (3-26)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws on Extended Warranties for Used Cars To Make Terms of Coverage Transparent"

(H.P. 658)  (L.D. 934)

 

Sponsored by Representative WILSON of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator: KATZ of Kennebec.

 

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

 

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            (3-27)  Bill "An Act To Require Labeling of Genetically Engineered Marine Organisms"

(H.P. 621)  (L.D. 898)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville.

 

            (3-28)  Bill "An Act Providing for a Noncommercial, Nondomiciled Resident Lobster and Crab Fishing License"

(H.P. 622)  (L.D. 899)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville.

 

            (3-29)  Bill "An Act To Permit the Harvest of Sea Cucumbers as Bycatch of Sea Urchin Dragging and To Allow Areas To Be Closed to Sea Cucumber Dragging"

(H.P. 659)  (L.D. 935)

 

Sponsored by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle.

Cosponsored by Representative: SAXTON of Harpswell.

 

            Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-30)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Disclosure of Certain Records in Criminal Matters"

(H.P. 623)  (L.D. 900)

 

Sponsored by Representative DION of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representative: PLANTE of Berwick.

Submitted by the Department of the Attorney General pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-31)  Bill "An Act To Modify the Mining Excise Tax"

(H.P. 624)  (L.D. 901)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville.

 

            (3-32)  Bill "An Act To Expand the Sales Tax Exemption for Certain Public Libraries To Include Sales by Those Libraries or Their Supporting Organizations"

(H.P. 639)  (L.D. 915)

 

Sponsored by Representative TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot and Representatives: BENNETT of Kennebunk, BROOKS of Winterport, FREY of Bangor, GOODE of Bangor, LIBBY of Lewiston, Senators: HASKELL of Cumberland, THOMAS of Somerset.

 

            (3-33)  Bill "An Act To Promote Investment in Maine's Communications Network and Natural Gas Network"

(H.P. 640)  (L.D. 916)

 

Sponsored by Representative BROOKS of Winterport.

Cosponsored by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland and Representatives: BENNETT of Kennebunk, FARNSWORTH of Portland, GOODE of Bangor, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, LIBBY of Lewiston, STANLEY of Medway, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono.

 

            (3-34)  Bill "An Act To Authorize Municipalities To Impose Service Charges on Tax-exempt Property Owned by Certain Nonprofit Organizations"

(H.P. 660)  (L.D. 936)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHASE of Wells.

Cosponsored by Senator THIBODEAU of Waldo and Representatives: GOODE of Bangor, HARVELL of Farmington, KESCHL of Belgrade, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, SHAW of Standish, WOOD of Sabattus.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-35)  Bill "An Act To Waive Tolls on the Maine Turnpike for Certain Disabled Maine Veterans"

(H.P. 641)  (L.D. 917)

 

Sponsored by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: COTTA of China, CRAFTS of Lisbon, DAVIS of Sangerville, DOAK of Columbia Falls, LONG of Sherman, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, Senators: SHERMAN of Aroostook, THOMAS of Somerset.

 

            (3-36)  Bill "An Act To Remove the Provision That a Motorcycle Operator May Prove a Motorcycle Muffler Does Not Exceed Specific Noise Standards"

(H.P. 642)  (L.D. 918)

 

Sponsored by Representative GILBERT of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: JONES of Freedom, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, LIBBY of Lewiston, WILLETTE of Mapleton, Senator: MAZUREK of Knox.

 

            (3-37)  Bill "An Act Concerning the Monetary Amount of Damage That Defines a Reportable Motor Vehicle Accident"

(H.P. 643)  (L.D. 919)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHAW of Standish.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CHIPMAN of Portland, GILBERT of Jay, JONES of Freedom.

 

            (3-38)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Herbicide Spraying on Abandoned Railroad Lines"

(H.P. 644)  (L.D. 920)

 

Sponsored by Representative McLEAN of Gorham.

Cosponsored by Senator BOYLE of Cumberland and Representatives: HICKMAN of Winthrop, LIBBY of Lewiston, PRINGLE of Windham.

 

            (3-39)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Disability Parking Spaces"

(H.P. 661)  (L.D. 937)

 

Sponsored by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: CRAFTS of Lisbon, DAVIS of Sangerville, GIFFORD of Lincoln, LONG of Sherman, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, Senators: HAMPER of Oxford, SHERMAN of Aroostook, THOMAS of Somerset.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-40)  Resolve, Directing the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices To Improve Public Access to Campaign Finance Information

(H.P. 645)  (L.D. 921)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARLOW of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BOLAND of Sanford, BRIGGS of Mexico, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, DICKERSON of Rockland, NELSON of Falmouth.

 

            (3-41)  Bill "An Act To Eliminate the Requirement That an Address Be Provided in Disclaimers on Political Radio Advertisements"

(H.P. 646)  (L.D. 922)

 

Sponsored by Representative MOONEN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representative: RUSSELL of Portland.

 

            (3-42)  Bill "An Act To Require Write-in Candidates To Be Listed on the Ballot Tabulation Report"

(H.P. 647)  (L.D. 923)

 

Sponsored by Representative BROOKS of Winterport.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, FREY of Bangor, GOODE of Bangor, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, Senator: HASKELL of Cumberland.

 

            (3-43)  Bill "An Act To Prevent a Conflict of Interest of the Secretary of State"

(H.P. 648)  (L.D. 924)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAREY of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Representative RUSSELL of Portland, Senator TUTTLE of York and Representatives: BEAULIEU of Auburn, CHIPMAN of Portland, CROCKETT of Bethel, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SCHNECK of Bangor, Senator: PATRICK of Oxford.

 

            (3-44)  Bill "An Act To Update the Laws Relating to the Tri-state Lotto and the Payment of Prizes to Minors"

(H.P. 662)  (L.D. 938)

 

Sponsored by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

Cosponsored by Representative MASON of Topsham.

Submitted by the Department of Administrative and Financial Services pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Department of Environmental Protection

 

 

            (3-45)  Representative WELSH for the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072 asks leave to report that the accompanying Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 882: Designation of Bisphenol A as a Priority Chemical and Regulation of Bisphenol A in Children's Products, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 625)  (L.D. 902)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative RANKIN of Hiram, the following House Order:  (H.O. 14)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Katherine W. Cassidy of Lubec be excused February 28 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)  Corey Kruszenski, of Kennebunk, a senior at Kennebunk High School who is a Distinguished Finalist in the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for exemplary volunteer service.  This award, presented by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, honors young volunteers across America who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to serving their communities.   Corey helped to raise more than $15,000 to fund a trip to Guatemala for himself and other members of his school's Interact Club to help create a water filtration project for a Guatemalan village.  We congratulate him on his receiving this award and thank him for his commitment to volunteerism;

 

(SLS 91)

 

 

            (5-2)  Delaney Seavey, of Saco, who was chosen as the 2013 Miss Maine Teen USA during a pageant held at the Samoset Resort in Rockport.  Delaney is a senior at Thornton Academy and is active in school clubs and sports.  She will represent Maine at the national pageant to be held this summer at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.  We congratulate Delaney on her winning this title and send her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 92)

 

 

            (5-3)  the Thornton Academy Speech Team, of Saco, on its winning 9 awards and taking second place in the Sweepstakes Award, which means Thornton Academy won more awards than most other schools attending the tournament.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the team on this achievement;

 

(SLS 93)

 

 

            (5-4)  Detective Stephanie F. Beaulieu, of Caribou, of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, who was awarded the Life Saving By a Law Enforcement Officer commendation by the Maine Chiefs of Police Association for her actions in aiding a woman in labor with twins in need of assistance in Fort Fairfield.  Hearing the news on her husband's fire department home scanner, and knowing that most of the town's first responders were at a fire scene, Detective Beaulieu immediately responded to the call.  Her swift response is credited with saving the lives of the newborn babies.  We send her our appreciation for her heroic actions and congratulate her on her receiving this well-deserved law enforcement award;

 

(SLS 94)

 

 

            (5-5)  Scott Sawyer, of Greene, Chief Financial Officer of John F. Murphy Homes, Inc., on the occasion of his retirement after 20 years of service.  Mr. Sawyer supervised enormous growth of the agency after the closure of Pineland Center and kept the agency financially sound through many changes.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his retirement;

 

(SLS 95)

 

 

            (5-6)  Doris Weed, a lifelong resident of Lincolnville, on the occasion of her retirement as a public servant after 27 years, serving the Town of Lincolnville in various capacities, most recently as office coordinator since 2001.  Ms. Weed's first municipal service was in 1979, when she served a 2-year term on the appeals board.  Prior to becoming a municipal employee in 1986 and while she worked for the town, she served on numerous town committees, including the planning board, budget committee, municipal building committee and charter commission.  She has worked as deputy town clerk, deputy town treasurer, deputy tax collector and deputy town administrator.  Although she is retiring from public service, she will continue to work summers as a sternman on her husband Ken's lobster boat, "Little Rocker."  We send Ms. Weed our appreciation for her commitment to her community and to the State and congratulate her on her retirement;

 

(SLS 96)

 

 

            (5-7)  the following members of the Deer Isle-Stonington High School Cheerleading squad, who won the 2013 Class D State Championship:  Tessa Bray, Alicia Allen, Marissa Donovan, Belle Merritt, Kennady Eaton, Amber Jones, Sarah Burgess, Paige Rollins, Sarah Wilson, Sara Eaton, Danielle Powers and Stephanie Siebert.  We congratulate the members of the team on their accomplishment;

 

(SLS 97)

 

 

            (5-8)  Rebecca Connors and her daughter, Brianna Mannisto, of Augusta, whose acts of heroism during an apartment fire saved the lives of 6 people, including a 6-month-old baby.  On January 10, 2013, Ms. Connors was picking up her daughter at a school near an apartment building, when Brianna noticed smoke coming from the apartment building  A propane tank in the apartment building exploded, and Brianna ran into the school to make certain schoolchildren who were outside were brought inside and to call 911.  Ms. Connors ran into the burning apartment building to alert residents, pounding on doors and shouting.  All 6 people who were in the apartment building got out safely.  The very serious fire involved more than 60 firefighters from 10 different departments.  We send our appreciation to Rebecca Connors and Brianna Mannisto for their selfless acts of heroism and we extend our best wishes to them;

 

(SLS 100)

 

 

            (5-9)  the following members of the Forest Hills High School Basketball Team, of Jackman, who have won the 2013 Class D State Championship:  Ryan R. Petrin, Brandon S. Ouellette, Quintin West, Nathan Jalbert, Matthew S. Turner, Brant Worster, Derick Ouellette, Evan Worster and Tanner Daigle; head coach Anthony Amero; assistant coaches Ernie Giroux, Dana Plante, Bill Cost and Michael LeBlanc; managers Andy Gilbert and Christopher LeRiche.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the team on this achievement;

 

(HLS 67)

Presented by Representative DUNPHY of Embden.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-10)  the following members of the Dexter High School Cheering Squad, who won the 2013 Class C State Championship:  Katelyn Morgan, Harley Ponte, Aaliyah Williams, Sarah Vigue, Mackenzie McKusick, Shayna Fogg, David McKusick, Madison Provost, Ansalewit Laughton, Danielle Whitten, Laurel Desmarais, Airiell Knowlton, Phoebe Phillips, Emmitt Ross, Alex Wulf, Stacey Allen, Matthew Stanhope and Autumn Young; team manager Gabrielle Bilodeau; and coach Kacie Ladd.  The team also won the Eastern Class C Championship, which is the school's second consecutive Eastern Maine Class C title.  We congratulate the members of the team on this achievement;

 

(HLS 68)

Presented by Representative WALLACE of Dexter.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot, Senator THOMAS of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-11)  Anita Reichenbach, of Starks, on her many years of contributions to the community.  The Town of Starks has dedicated its 2013 annual report to Mrs. Reichenbach to honor her citizenship and service.  She and her family moved from New York in December 1969 when they bought a dairy farm.  Mrs. Reichenbach, who has 4 children, was involved in school and local youth activities for 25 years, including serving on the SAD No. 59 School Board from 1987 to 1990.  She was also active with youth groups at the Camp at the Eastward, served as an elder for the Starks Presbyterian Church and was an active member of the Progressive Club.  Mrs. Reichenbach was elected Selectman for the town in 1995 and served as chair overseeing the town's Bicentennial celebration.  In 1998, she was elected as Assessor and in 1999 became Town Treasurer.  She served on the Budget Committee and on the Appeals Board and for many years was a Notary Public.  We send her our appreciation for her exemplary civic accomplishments and send her our best wishes;

 

(HLS 69)

Presented by Representative GILBERT of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-12)  the members of the Bangor High School Girls Indoor Track and Field Team, of Bangor, on their winning the 2013 Class A State Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the team on their achievement;

 

(HLS 70)

Presented by Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor.

Cosponsored by Representative GOODE of Bangor, Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot, Representative SCHNECK of Bangor, Representative FREY of Bangor, Representative REED of Carmel.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-13)  Harold O. Bouchard, of Hermon, a prominent businessman in the community, known for his philanthropy and community service.  Mr. Bouchard, the 7th of 16 children, grew up on a potato farm.  He moved to Bangor in 1958 with a single dump truck and went on to launch a successful heavy hauling business with a fleet of 100 trucks and 175 employees.  In 1991, Mr. Bouchard spun off the logging side of his business to form Comstock Woodlands, which was named the Forest Resource Association's Business of the Year for 2012.  He was a founding member of the American Loggers Council and the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine, and was involved with numerous industry associations, such as the Maine Forest Products Council, the Forest Resource Association, the Maine Motor Transportation Association, Associated General Contractors of Maine and the Northeast Loggers Association, which in 1991 named him Outstanding Logger of the Year.  He was named the Hampden Business Association's 2001 Person of the Year and in 2003 received the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce's Norbert X. Dowd Award for his contributions to his industry and for his community service.  Mr. Bouchard was strongly involved with fund-raising efforts aimed at bringing state-of-the-art cancer treatment to Eastern Maine Medical Center and its Lafayette Family Cancer Center named its infusion room the "Harold O. Bouchard Family Living Room" in his honor.  Mr. Bouchard is known as a man who never forgot where he came from and he always helped others along the way.  He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family, his many friends and those whose lives he touched;

 

(SLS 98)

 

 

            (5-14)  David B. Robie, of Madrid Township, Director of NorthStar, an emergency medical services group he organized in 2005 from 5 separate bases into one strong organization serving Franklin Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Robie, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, was a 1974 graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in business administration.  He had a varied career that included 22 years with The Equitable Companies in New York City.  He became involved in a start-up health maintenance organization in New Jersey, and as vice president of strategic initiatives and later vice president of operations, he was instrumental in growing and expanding that organization.  Mr. Robie was the head of Northern Regional Operations for Allied Health Group, a medical claims paying company, and continued working in the medical administrative and financial fields.  He and his family moved to Maine in 2003 and he went on to become the director of patient financial services at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.  During the period he organized NorthStar, Mr. Robie earned his emergency medical technician license.  He was very involved with the community and dedicated himself to many civic, historical and professional organizations.  Mr. Robie will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family, his many friends and those whose lives he touched;

 

(SLS 99)

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Protect a Private Memorial Placed in a Public Right-of-way"

(H.P. 35)  (L.D. 40)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    GERZOFSKY of Cumberland
                                    DUTREMBLE of York
                                    PLUMMER of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    DION of Portland
                                    CASAVANT of Biddeford
                                    KAENRATH of South Portland
                                    LAJOIE of Lewiston
                                    MARKS of Pittston
                                    PEASE of Morrill
                                    PLANTE of Berwick
                                    TYLER of Windham
                                    WILSON of Augusta

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    LONG of Sherman

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (H.P. 132)  (L.D. 157) Bill "An Act To Modify Administration of the Fund Insurance Review Board"  Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 159)  (L.D. 198) Bill "An Act To Clarify Physicians' Delegation of Medical Care"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 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. 12)  (L.D. 20) Bill "An Act To Fully Fund the Homemaker Services Program"

 

            (8-2)  (H.P. 199)  (L.D. 290) Bill "An Act To Eliminate the Forest Certification Incentive Cost-share Fund"

 

            (8-3)  (H.P. 274)  (L.D. 399) Bill "An Act To Change the Name of the Department of Audit"

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Tuesday, March 5, 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 Clarify the Role of Career and Technical Education Region Adult Education Programs"

(H.P. 396)  (L.D. 577)

 

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

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

TABLED - February 28, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         Bill "An Act To Strengthen Basic Telephone Service"

(H.P. 548)  (L.D. 797)

 

(Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY suggested)

TABLED - March 5, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative HOBBINS of Saco.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         Bill "An Act To Require Notice to and Input from Municipalities in Which Certain Group Homes Are Located"

(H.P. 556)  (L.D. 805)

 

(Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested)

TABLED - March 5, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         Bill "An Act To Provide Protection to a Condominium Association When a Condominium Is Foreclosed On"

(H.P. 558)  (L.D. 807)

 

(Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT suggested)

TABLED - March 5, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         Bill "An Act To Clarify When a Manufactured Home Becomes Residential Real Property"

(H.P. 605)  (L.D. 854)

 

(Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT suggested)

TABLED - March 5, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         Bill "An Act To Examine Fees Charged by Municipalities Concerning Outdoor-related Activities"

(H.P. 608)  (L.D. 857)

 

(Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested)

TABLED - March 5, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative GRAHAM of North Yarmouth.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 2: Rules Concerning the Processing of Applications and Other Administrative Matters, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 612)  (L.D. 861)

 

(Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested)

TABLED - March 5, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative WELSH of Rockport.

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, March 7, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 321)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the House and Senate adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, March 12, 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, March 7, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Reestablish State-municipal Revenue-sharing as a Compact between the State and Municipal Governments"

(S.P. 317)  (L.D. 940)

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Invest in Deficient State Highways, Bridges and Aviation, Marine, Rail and Transit Facilities"

(S.P. 319)  (L.D. 942)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act Regarding Municipal General Assistance"

(S.P. 313)  (L.D. 892)

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Create Uniform Claims Paying Practices in Long-term Care Insurance Policies" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 312)  (L.D. 891)

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Protect Life Insurance Policyholders"

(S.P. 314)  (L.D. 893)

 

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

 

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            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Restore Maine's Groundfishing Industry"

(S.P. 316)  (L.D. 939)

 

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

 

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            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Amend Provisions of the Law Pertaining to Motor Vehicles"

(S.P. 320)  (L.D. 943)

 

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

 

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            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Facilitate the Expansion of the State's Liquor Distribution System"

(S.P. 318)  (L.D. 941)

 

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

 

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

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

Thursday, March 7, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 315)

 

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE JUSTICE ACTION GROUP'S 2013 ACCESS TO JUSTICE DAY

 

            WHEREAS, the Justice Action Group is a coalition established in 1995 to provide leadership and coordination in planning for the provision of civil legal aid to low-income and elderly people of the State; and

 

            WHEREAS, equal access to justice is a bedrock principle of a free, constitutional society, and no system of laws and constitutional protections can be credible or effective if only those who can afford a private lawyer may avail themselves of it; and

 

            WHEREAS, providing equal access to justice has tangible, widespread benefits for Maine's families, children, schools, communities, businesses, charities and government, and the availability of legal aid has been shown to be effective in reducing the incidence of domestic violence by ensuring that victims receive court protection orders; and

 

            WHEREAS, Maine's employers benefit when employees who receive legal assistance miss less work and are less distracted by unresolved legal issues; and

 

            WHEREAS, legal issues profoundly affect basic human needs such as shelter, sustenance, safety from violence, health and child protection; and

 

            WHEREAS, in the current economic downturn, the need for legal aid and pro bono representation in Maine remains acute; 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, pause to acknowledge and express our appreciation and strong support for Maine's legal aid provider organizations and Maine's private practice attorneys who provide pro bono service for those otherwise unable to afford legal representation on the Justice Action Group's 2013 Access to Justice Day; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That a suitable copy of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the Justice Action Group.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

 

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