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House Calendar
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Reference
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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


20th Legislative Day

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Chaplain (CPT) Earl Weigelt, Maine Army National Guard, Winslow.

 

            Colors presented by The Maine National Guard Joint Honor Guard.

 

            National Anthem by Staff Sergeant Joel T. Crowley, Windham.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, William Atlee, M.D., Augusta (retired).

 

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

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act Regarding Contract Indemnification"

(S.P. 290)  (L.D. 865)

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-2)  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)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY in the House on February 28, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.P. 671)

 

TOWN OF WINTHROP

RESOLUTION

 

Be It Resolved by the Winthrop Town Council:

 

Whereas, the Winthrop 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 $1,000,000 in revenues over the next two years;

 

Whereas, the proposal to redirect the commercial excise tax and in the second year of the biennium, the business equipment tax reimbursement program would be eliminated which would further exacerbate the property tax burden;

 

Whereas, AOS 97 would be required to pay an additional $114,000 to fund Teacher Retirement under the Governor's budget proposal which would adversely 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 individuals 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.  The lack of this particular program could lead directly to them losing their property to foreclosure;

 

Whereas, to replace these revenues through property taxation, the Town's tax rate would need to be increased by approximately $1.00 on the property tax rate including the impact of AOS 97 assessment and before considering any needs of the community in its budget;

 

Whereas, these proposals would dramatically increase property taxes in Winthrop 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 Winthrop 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 Winthrop 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 March 4, 2013 by the Winthrop Town Council:

 

S/Kevin Cookson, Chairman

S/Sarah Fuller, Vice Chair

S/Kenneth Buck, Sr.

S/Linda Caprara

S/Donald Ellis, Jr.

S/Lawrence Fitzgerald

S/Priscilla Jenkins

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.P. 697)

 

TOWN OF WAYNE

PO BOX 400

WAYNE, MAINE  04284

 

February 12, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

We, the Wayne Board of Selectmen strongly oppose the Governor's Proposed State Budget.  The Governor's Proposed State Budget dramatically shifts the burden of funding state government to the local property tax and property taxpayers.

 

The Governor's Proposed State Budget eliminates or significantly modifies long-standing property tax relief programs.  If enacted, these changes will reduce Town revenues by at least $109,923, excluding certain impacts on the school budget. This represents about a third of all non-property tax revenues.  The Wayne Board of Selectmen and their constituents will be forced to make dramatic cuts to existing services or to replace these revenues through property taxation; the Town's tax rate would have to increase by $0.62 cents per $1,000 of valuation before considering any other expenditure increases that may be required or 4.5 percent increase in the tax rate.

 

For example, $109,923 represents over 100% of all Wayne's town wages (excluding benefits).  Further cuts in personnel would result in a dramatic loss in services to Wayne residents including state services providing by the Town such as vehicle registration, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife licenses and registrations, general assistance, dog licensing and vital records management.  A loss of $109,923 in state revenues exceeds the Town's paving budget ($95,000) and all our fire, public safety, social service and non-profit program budgets ($108,656).

 

Wayne is a small rural town already working with other communities to provide vital services.  This including education services through RSU #38 with the Towns of Readfield, Manchester, and Mount Vernon; solid waste disposal with Town of Readfield; roadside mowing and calcium chloride treatment to gravel roads with the Town of Readfield; ambulance services from Winthrop; traffic control from Kennebec County Sheriff's Office; animal shelter from the Kennebec Valley Humane Society; contracted code enforcement and assessing services is shared with a number of municipalities; highway maintenance services are outsourced to private contractors; our town office is rented from RSU #38; and emergency 911 dispatching from the state.

 

The Wayne Board of Selectmen hereby expresses its strong opposition to the Governor's Proposed State Budget, which would significantly shift the burden of funding state government to the property tax and property tax payer.  These proposals will dramatically increase property taxes in Wayne, taxes which often are unrelated to the ability of property owners to pay, and will require spending reductions which will call into question our ability to protect the health and welfare of our community and provide our residents with basic government services.

 

Thank you for your support.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Gary A. Kenny, Chair

S/Carroll Paradis, Vice Chair

S/Stephanie H. Haines

S/Raymond J. Giglio

S/Stephen R. Saunders

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.P. 698)

 

CITY OF BIDDEFORD, MAINE

205 MAIN STREET

BIDDEFORD, MAINE  04005

 

February 20, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

Enclosed you will find a Resolution that was read and accepted by the Biddeford City Council at the February 19, 2013 City Council Meeting.

 

On behalf of Mayor Casavant and the City Councilors, I thank you for your consideration of Biddeford's opposition to the State proposed budget, along with the stated reasons in the Resolution.

 

Respectfully,

 

S/Carmen J. Morris, City Clerk

Biddeford, Maine

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.P. 699)

 

CITY OF WATERVILLE, MAINE

CITY HALL

1 COMMON STREET

WATERVILLE, MAINE  04901-6699

 

March 8, 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:

 

Please be advised that the Waterville City Council recently unanimously approved the attached Resolution in opposition to the Governor's proposal to eliminate Municipal Revenue Sharing and to shift other costs, especially teacher retirement, to towns and cities.

 

Attached is a graphic display of the importance of the revenue sharing and the school subsidy programs in Waterville.  Please note the increases in both programs and the concurrent decrease in our tax rate from 2005 to 2009.  In addition to those increased revenues, budget cuts were made at the time that helped a mil rate reduction from 27.4 to 24.4 or 11%.  Mayor LePage at the time fought for both programs in order to provide significant property tax relief to Waterville taxpayers.

 

As a result of revenue sharing reductions during the Baldacci administration, the City made additional budget reductions and began use of surplus to offset lost revenues.  The severe revenue reductions that have occurred over the past 3-4 years, have left nothing left to trim on the city or school budgets without severe disruptions to programs and services - some of them essential.

 

As you can see on the attached graph, the decline in revenue sharing receipts from 2009 to today is about $1.3M which equates to 2 mils in our property tax rate.  Over the past 4 years, the city has been able to blunt some of that impact on local property tax payers by resorting to our surplus.  We can no longer go to that source for fear of falling below accepted levels of cash on hand.

 

In short, we believe that cuts as proposed by the Governor will directly lead to property tax increases in Waterville.  We find it more than just ironic that when he was here he often reserved his harshest criticisms for those at the state level, including then Governor Baldacci, who advocated reductions in municipal assistance in order to help balance the state budget.

 

Please join with us in opposition to these unfair budget proposals.

 

Thank you for your consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Michael J. Roy

City Manager

 

S/Karen Heck

Mayor

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 98)

 

STATE OF MAINE

126TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

 

February 11, 2013

 

Brigadier General James D. Campbell

Adjutant General, Maine National Guard

33 State House Station

Camp Keyes

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear General Campbell:

 

We are pleased to invite you to address a Joint Session of the 126th Maine Legislature on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. concerning matters of defense, veterans' services, emergency management and any other matters that you may care to bring to our attention.

 

We look forward to seeing you then.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Justin L. Alfond

President of the Senate

 

S/Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 99)

 

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, VETERANS
AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

33 STATE HOUSE STATION

CAMP KEYES, AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0033

Office of the Commissioner and The Adjutant General

 

February 19, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

As the Commissioner of the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management and the Adjutant General of the Maine National Guard, I accept your invitation to address the Joint Session of the 126th Maine Legislature on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Brigadier General James D. Campbell

Commissioner and The Adjutant General

 

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 100)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

March 6, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Pursuant to my authority under Title 5, Chapter 151-B, §1710 of the Maine Revised Statutes, I have appointed Mr. Joel Johnson of Hallowell to the Consensus Economic Forecasting Commission.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-8)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 101)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

March 6, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Pursuant to my authority under Title 3, Chapter 10, §227 of the Maine Revised Statutes, I am pleased to re-appoint Mr. Timothy Walton of Fayette to the Maine-Canadian Legislative Advisory Commission.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-9)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 102)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

March 12, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

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

 

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

L.D. 79           An Act To Allow a Junior Hunter To Shoot Any Deer on Opening Day of Hunting Season

 

Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

L.D. 418         An Act To Enforce Wage Laws by Preventing Misclassification of Employees

 

Taxation

L.D. 150         An Act To Modernize State Income Tax Refunds

 

Transportation

L.D. 51           An Act To Allow Lifetime Disability Plates or Placards for Eligible Applicants with Lower Limb Loss

L.D. 226         An Act To Establish a Renewable Energy License Plate

L.D. 472         An Act To Allow Properly Lifted Vehicles To Operate

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-10)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 135)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

March 7, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

In accordance with 3 M.R.S.A. §158 and Joint Rule 506 of the 126th Maine Legislature, please be advised that the Senate today confirmed the following nominations:

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services, the nomination of Honorable Gary W. Reed of Falmouth for reappointment to the Dirigo Health Board of Trustees.

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services, the nomination of Honorable Wesley E. Richardson of Warren for appointment to the Dirigo Health Board of Trustees.

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, the nomination of Bruce S. Harrington of Fairfield for appointment to the Maine Rural Development Authority.

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, the nomination of Tina A. Lucas of Cumberland Foreside for appointment to the Maine Rural Development Authority.

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, the nomination of James A. Clair of China Village for appointment to the Loring Development Authority of Maine.

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, the nomination of Daniel R. LaPointe of Van Buren for reappointment to the Loring Development Authority of Maine.

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, the nomination of Andy Charles of South Portland for appointment to the Workers' Compensation Board.

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, the nomination of Richelle R. Wallace of Auburn for appointment to the Workers' Compensation Board.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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            (2-11)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 136)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

March 7, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

Please be advised that at the request of the committee, the Senate today committed the nomination of Honorable Jonathan B. McKane of Newcastle for appointment to the Dirigo Health Board of Trustees to the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Database To Prevent Individuals Involuntarily Admitted or Committed to a Mental Health Institution from Being Issued Concealed Handgun Permits"

(H.P. 672)  (L.D. 958)

 

Sponsored by Representative MARKS of Pittston.

 

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

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Require That Seed Money Generated at an Individual College of the Maine Community College System Be Returned to That College for the Purpose of Enhancement"

(H.P. 673)  (L.D. 959)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: JOHNSON of Eddington, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, REED of Carmel.

 

            (3-3)  Resolve, To Direct Eastern Maine Community College To Create Industry-specific Workplace Transition Educational Programming

(H.P. 674)  (L.D. 960)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Representatives: JOHNSON of Eddington, REED of Carmel, VEROW of Brewer, Senators: LANGLEY of Hancock, YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot.

 

            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Safe School Grounds"

(H.P. 675)  (L.D. 961)

 

Sponsored by Representative NELSON of Falmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator MAZUREK of Knox and Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DILL of Old Town, HICKMAN of Winthrop, MacDONALD of Boothbay, MAKER of Calais, VOLK of Scarborough, WELSH of Rockport, Senator: GRATWICK of Penobscot.

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Increase Access to Higher Education"

(H.P. 676)  (L.D. 962)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, BEAULIEU of Auburn, BEAVERS of South Berwick, BOLAND of Sanford, BOLDUC of Auburn, BRIGGS of Mexico, BROOKS of Winterport, CAMPBELL of Newfield, CAREY of Lewiston, CASAVANT of Biddeford, CHENETTE of Saco, COOPER of Yarmouth, CROCKETT of Bethel, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DeCHANT of Bath, DEVIN of Newcastle, DICKERSON of Rockland, DION of Portland, DOAK of Columbia Falls, DUNPHY of Embden, ESPLING of New Gloucester, EVANGELOS of Friendship, FARNSWORTH of Portland, FITZPATRICK of Houlton, FREY of Bangor, GATTINE of Westbrook, GIDEON of Freeport, GILBERT of Jay, GRANT of Gardiner, GUERIN of Glenburn, HAMANN of South Portland, HARLOW of Portland, HARVELL of Farmington, HERBIG of Belfast, HICKMAN of Winthrop, HOBBINS of Saco, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, JOHNSON of Eddington, JOHNSON of Greenville, JONES of Freedom, JORGENSEN of Portland, KAENRATH of South Portland, KENT of Woolwich, KESCHL of Belgrade, KINNEY of Limington, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, KRUGER of Thomaston, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, KUSIAK of Fairfield, LIBBY of Waterboro, LIBBY of Lewiston, LONG of Sherman, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MacDONALD of Boothbay, MASON of Topsham, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McCABE of Skowhegan, McCLELLAN of Raymond, McGOWAN of York, MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation, MOONEN of Portland, MORRISON of South Portland, NADEAU of Winslow, NELSON of Falmouth, NOON of Sanford, PEOPLES of Westbrook, PLANTE of Berwick, PRIEST of Brunswick, PRINGLE of Windham, RANKIN of Hiram, RUSSELL of Portland, SANBORN of Gorham, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SHAW of Standish, SHORT of Pittsfield, SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, STANLEY of Medway, STUCKEY of Portland, THERIAULT of Madawaska, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, TREAT of Hallowell, TURNER of Burlington, VEROW of Brewer, VILLA of Harrison, VOLK of Scarborough, WELSH of Rockport, WERTS of Auburn, WILLETTE of Mapleton, Senators: President ALFOND of Cumberland, BOYLE of Cumberland, CAIN of Penobscot, CLEVELAND of Androscoggin, CRAVEN of Androscoggin, CUSHING of Penobscot, GERZOFSKY of Cumberland, GRATWICK of Penobscot, HASKELL of Cumberland, HILL of York, JACKSON of Aroostook, JOHNSON of Lincoln, KATZ of Kennebec, LANGLEY of Hancock, MAZUREK of Knox, PATRICK of Oxford, PLUMMER of Cumberland, SAVIELLO of Franklin, TUTTLE of York, VALENTINO of York, WOODBURY of Cumberland.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Expand Access to Early Postsecondary Education"

(H.P. 677)  (L.D. 963)

 

Sponsored by Representative NELSON of Falmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: JOHNSON of Greenville, KUSIAK of Fairfield, MacDONALD of Boothbay, MAKER of Calais, TREAT of Hallowell, Senators: CAIN of Penobscot, JOHNSON of Lincoln.

 

            (3-7)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Required Local Contribution in the School Funding Formula"

(H.P. 700)  (L.D. 1002)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAREY of Lewiston.

 

            (3-8)  Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study Accessibility and Affordability of Higher Education (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 701)  (L.D. 1003)

 

Sponsored by Representative TREAT of Hallowell.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot and Representatives: DILL of Old Town, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, KUSIAK of Fairfield, LIBBY of Lewiston, MacDONALD of Boothbay, NELSON of Falmouth, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, Senator: CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Establish the Electromagnetic Field Safety Act"

(H.P. 663)  (L.D. 950)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.  (BY REQUEST)

Cosponsored by Representative: BOLAND of Sanford.

 

            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Encourage Community-based Renewable Energy"

(H.P. 678)  (L.D. 964)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Improve Maine's Underground Facility Damage Prevention Program"

(H.P. 679)  (L.D. 965)

 

Sponsored by Representative BEAULIEU of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin and Representatives: BOLDUC of Auburn, HARVELL of Farmington, HOBBINS of Saco, LAJOIE of Lewiston, WEAVER of York, WERTS of Auburn.

 

            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Clarify Voting Procedures for Standard Water Districts"

(H.P. 702)  (L.D. 1004)

 

Sponsored by Representative HOBBINS of Saco.

 

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

 

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            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Clarify an Exemption to the Municipal Subdivision Laws"

(H.P. 680)  (L.D. 966)

 

Sponsored by Representative MORIARTY of Cumberland.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: CAREY of Lewiston, CROCKETT of Bethel, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, HOBBINS of Saco, PRIEST of Brunswick.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Repeal the 2-year Limit on Methadone and Suboxone Treatments under MaineCare"

(H.P. 664)  (L.D. 951)

 

Sponsored by Representative CASSIDY of Lubec.

Cosponsored by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin and Representatives: BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, DION of Portland, FARNSWORTH of Portland, GATTINE of Westbrook, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, SANBORN of Gorham, SCHNECK of Bangor, STUCKEY of Portland.

 

            (3-15)  Bill "An Act Regarding Residency Requirements for General Assistance"

(H.P. 681)  (L.D. 967)

 

Sponsored by Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford and Representatives: BEAVERS of South Berwick, CASAVANT of Biddeford, CHENETTE of Saco, MAKER of Calais, PARRY of Arundel, REED of Carmel, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Provide Needed Psychiatric Hospitalization for Persons with Mental Illness"

(H.P. 682)  (L.D. 968)

 

Sponsored by Representative DION of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec and Representatives: COOPER of Yarmouth, DORNEY of Norridgewock, FARNSWORTH of Portland, FREY of Bangor, GILBERT of Jay, PLANTE of Berwick, PRINGLE of Windham, STUCKEY of Portland.

 

            (3-17)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Reduce and Limit the Adult Developmental Services Waiting Lists by Implementing a More Efficient, Responsive and Individualized Model of Service Delivery (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 683)  (L.D. 969)

 

Sponsored by Representative STUCKEY of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin and Representatives: Speaker EVES of North Berwick, FARNSWORTH of Portland, MacDONALD of Boothbay, MALABY of Hancock, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, POULIOT of Augusta, WEAVER of York, Senator: MILLETT of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-18)  Bill "An Act To Eliminate Funding To Reduce Deer Predation"

(H.P. 684)  (L.D. 970)

 

Sponsored by Representative DICKERSON of Rockland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CHAPMAN of Brooksville, GATTINE of Westbrook, HARLOW of Portland, KUSIAK of Fairfield, PARRY of Arundel, PRINGLE of Windham, RYKERSON of Kittery, WELSH of Rockport.

 

            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Assist Hunters Transporting Animals for Registration"

(H.P. 703)  (L.D. 1005)

 

Sponsored by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland and Representatives: CRAFTS of Lisbon, CRAY of Palmyra, DAVIS of Sangerville, GIFFORD of Lincoln, LONG of Sherman, NOON of Sanford, SHAW of Standish, TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-20)  Bill "An Act Regarding Exemptions under the Maine Insurance Code"

(H.P. 685)  (L.D. 971)

 

Sponsored by Representative BECK of Waterville.

 

            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Clarify Transparency of Medical Provider Profiling Programs Used by Insurance Companies and Other Providers of Health Insurance"

(H.P. 704)  (L.D. 1006)

 

Sponsored by Representative TREAT of Hallowell.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, McCABE of Skowhegan, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, STANLEY of Medway, Senators: GRATWICK of Penobscot, WOODBURY of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-22)  Bill "An Act To Educate Women on the Medical Risks Associated with Abortion"

(H.P. 686)  (L.D. 972)

 

Sponsored by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: CRAY of Palmyra, DOAK of Columbia Falls, ESPLING of New Gloucester, REED of Carmel, WILLETTE of Mapleton, Senators: HAMPER of Oxford, SHERMAN of Aroostook, THOMAS of Somerset.

 

            (3-23)  Bill "An Act To Make Veterans' Property Tax Exemption Applications Confidential"

(H.P. 687)  (L.D. 973)

 

Sponsored by Representative BRIGGS of Mexico.

Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York and Representatives: BEAULIEU of Auburn, CASAVANT of Biddeford, COTTA of China, CROCKETT of Bethel, DION of Portland, HARVELL of Farmington, VEROW of Brewer, Senator: BURNS of Washington.

 

            (3-24)  Bill "An Act To Prevent Fraudulent Trademark Registration"

(H.P. 688)  (L.D. 974)

 

Sponsored by Representative NEWENDYKE of Litchfield.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington and Representatives: DAVIS of Sangerville, DUNPHY of Embden, LOCKMAN of Amherst, MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach.

 

            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Accountability of Guardians Ad Litem and Parenting Coordinators"

(H.P. 689)  (L.D. 975)

 

Sponsored by Representative VILLA of Harrison.

Cosponsored by Senator DUTREMBLE of York and Representatives: BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, DICKERSON of Rockland, NADEAU of Fort Kent, POWERS of Naples, RYKERSON of Kittery, Senator: GERZOFSKY of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-26)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Increased Wages for Wabanaki Tribal Members"

(H.P. 665)  (L.D. 952)

 

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

 

            (3-27)  Bill "An Act To Reform Employer-provided Benefits"

(H.P. 690)  (L.D. 976)

 

Sponsored by Representative PARRY of Arundel.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford and Representatives: CHASE of Wells, FITZPATRICK of Houlton, McCLELLAN of Raymond, SANDERSON of Chelsea, WALLACE of Dexter.

 

            (3-28)  Bill "An Act To Restore Uniformity to the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code"

(H.P. 691)  (L.D. 977)

 

Sponsored by Representative GRAHAM of North Yarmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator JOHNSON of Lincoln and Representatives: BOLAND of Sanford, GILBERT of Jay, HAMANN of South Portland, HERBIG of Belfast.

 

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

 

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            (3-29)  Bill "An Act To Provide for and Recognize the Right of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians To Fish for Marine Organisms"

(H.P. 666)  (L.D. 953)

 

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

 

            Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-30)  Resolve, Extending the Time That the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services Has To Sell or Lease Property in Augusta (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 667)  (L.D. 954)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAYES of Buckfield.

Cosponsored by Representative: COTTA of China.

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

 

            (3-31)  Resolve, Authorizing the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services To Sell or Lease the Interests of the State in Certain Real Property Located in Bangor, Boothbay Harbor and Hallowell

(H.P. 668)  (L.D. 955)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAYES of Buckfield.

Cosponsored by Representative: COTTA of China.

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

 

            (3-32)  Bill "An Act To Enhance Public Participation in Legislative Committee Proceedings through the Internet"

(H.P. 692)  (L.D. 978)

 

Sponsored by Representative CASSIDY of Lubec.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: MAKER of Calais, McLEAN of Gorham, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-33)  Bill "An Act To Improve and Simplify the Application for Benefits under the Circuitbreaker Program"

(H.P. 669)  (L.D. 956)

 

Sponsored by Representative STUCKEY of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CAREY of Lewiston, GILBERT of Jay, GOODE of Bangor, POWERS of Naples, Senator: PATRICK of Oxford.

 

            (3-34)  Bill "An Act To Exempt the Sale of the United States Flag from the Sales Tax"

(H.P. 693)  (L.D. 979)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHORT of Pittsfield.

Cosponsored by Senator DUTREMBLE of York and Representatives: CRAFTS of Lisbon, DAVIS of Sangerville, DOAK of Columbia Falls, FREDETTE of Newport, JACKSON of Oxford, PEASE of Morrill, WALLACE of Dexter, WOOD of Sabattus.

 

            (3-35)  Bill "An Act To Provide an Income Tax Credit for a Qualified Conservation Contribution"

(H.P. 694)  (L.D. 980)

 

Sponsored by Representative WELSH of Rockport.

Cosponsored by Senator MAZUREK of Knox and Representatives: BROOKS of Winterport, DICKERSON of Rockland, LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

 

            (3-36)  Bill "An Act Relating to Precious Metal Coins"

(H.P. 705)  (L.D. 1007)

 

Sponsored by Representative LIBBY of Waterboro.

Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York and Representatives: BENNETT of Kennebunk, DUNPHY of Embden, KINNEY of Limington, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MAREAN of Hollis, McCLELLAN of Raymond, SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-37)  Bill "An Act To Require Legislative Approval for the Issuance of Bonds by the Maine Turnpike Authority"

(H.P. 670)  (L.D. 957)

 

Sponsored by Representative WERTS of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin and Representatives: BOLDUC of Auburn, FOWLE of Vassalboro, LAJOIE of Lewiston, LIBBY of Lewiston, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, NADEAU of Winslow, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-38)  Bill "An Act To Allow Candidate Name Tags on Election Day"

(H.P. 695)  (L.D. 981)

 

Sponsored by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford.  (BY REQUEST)

Cosponsored by Senator DUTREMBLE of York and Representative: BEAUDOIN of Biddeford.

 

            (3-39)  Bill "An Act To Create a Gambling Offset To Enhance the Collection of Child Support"

(H.P. 696)  (L.D. 982)

 

Sponsored by Representative GUERIN of Glenburn.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York and Representatives: CROCKETT of Bethel, DeCHANT of Bath, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, MOONEN of Portland, MORIARTY of Cumberland, PRIEST of Brunswick, VILLA of Harrison, Senator: BURNS of Washington.

 

            (3-40)  Bill "An Act To Assess a Fine on a Person Who Provides Misinformation on a Primary Candidate's Consent Form"

(H.P. 706)  (L.D. 1008)

 

Sponsored by Representative SCHNECK of Bangor.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CASSIDY of Lubec, DICKERSON of Rockland, NADEAU of Winslow, RYKERSON of Kittery, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, STANLEY of Medway.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  the Town of South Berwick, on being named the best place to raise children in Maine by Bloomberg Businessweek.  For this distinction, the magazine considered public school performance, safety, median income, county-level unemployment, housing costs, commute time, poverty, adults' educational attainment, share of households with children and diversity.  Bloomberg Businessweek reviewed 3,200 communities with populations between 5,000 and 50,000 to determine the best family-friendly towns in America in which to live.  We extend our congratulations to the good citizens of South Berwick on their achieving this high honor;

 

(SLS 102)

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-2)  Ruth S. Ham, of Shapleigh, longtime prominent member of the community.  Mrs. Ham and her husband, Warren, were married in 1950 and made their home in Maryland, where they had 5 children.  They moved to Maine in 1973 to the Ham Farm in Shapleigh.  For more than 40 years, Mrs. Ham was active in town government in a variety of positions.  She was a selectman for 33 years and served on the planning board, was chair of several other boards and was a certified state assessor with the Maine Municipal Association.  Mrs. Ham also wrote a weekly community news column for the Sanford News for more than 25 years.  She will be greatly missed and long remembered by her loving family, friends and neighbors;

 

(SLS 101)

 

 

            (5-3)  Lieutenant Colonel Michael J. Backus, of Wilton, operations branch chief of the Maine Army National Guard.  Lt. Col. Backus was born in Farmington and was a 1986 graduate of Mt. Blue High School.  He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1990 and was selected to attend flight school, where he trained and served as an Apache helicopter pilot.  After joining the Maine Army National Guard, he flew medevac helicopters with the 112th Medical Company in 2003 when he was deployed to Iraq during Operation Enduring Freedom.  When he returned stateside, Lt. Col. Backus was handpicked to help establish the National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program in Maine.  He also served as director of public affairs for the Maine Army National Guard before becoming the executive officer of the Guard's 52nd Troop Command in Bangor.  Lt. Col. Backus became the recruiting and retention battalion commander for the Maine Army National Guard in 2009, and in May 2012 he was promoted to operations branch chief for the Directorate of Logistics of the Maine Army National Guard, Camp Keyes, Augusta.  Lt. Col. Backus was a member of the Farmington American Legion Post 28, the Frank L. Mitchell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3335 of Jay and the Wilton Congregational Church and was an official member of the Chicken Barbecue Squirting Group at the annual Blueberry Festival.  Described as "selfless and amazing," Lt. Col. Backus gave tirelessly to the community and the area youth.  We acknowledge Lt. Col. Backus's dedicated commitment to his community, to his State and to the Nation.  He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family, his many friends and colleagues and those whose lives he touched;

 

(HLS 71)

Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

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

 

 

 

 

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (S.P. 80)  (L.D. 244) Bill "An Act To Amend the Student Membership Criteria of the State Board of Education" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 89)  (L.D. 253) Bill "An Act Regarding Registration of Fetal Deaths"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 115)  (L.D. 282) Bill "An Act To Eliminate the Commercial Standard for Maine White-cedar Shingles"  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-4)  (S.P. 116)  (L.D. 283) Bill "An Act To Eliminate the Elm Tree Restoration Fund"  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 387)  (L.D. 568) Resolve, To Name Bridge Number 2975 in Kenduskeag the Kenduskeag Veterans Bridge  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 18)  (L.D. 14) Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Name a Bridge between Kennebunk and Kennebunkport the Mathew Lanigan Bridge (EMERGENCY)  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-3)

 

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

Second Day

 

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

 

            (8-1)  (H.P. 132)  (L.D. 157) Bill "An Act To Modify Administration of the Fund Insurance Review Board"

 

            (8-2)  (H.P. 159)  (L.D. 198) Bill "An Act To Clarify Physicians' Delegation of Medical Care"

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Allow the Maine Potato Board To Have Access to Information Regarding the Potato Tax

(H.P. 13)  (L.D. 9)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Abolish the Trustees of Public Cemeteries for the City of Waterville

(H.P. 88)  (L.D. 106)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Extend the Hours for the Sale of Liquor on Sunday When St. Patrick's Day Is on a Sunday

(H.P. 177)  (L.D. 216)

 

 

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

 

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Acts

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Fully Fund the Homemaker Services Program

(S.P. 12)  (L.D. 20)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, March 7, 2013, have preference in the Orders of the Day and continue with such preference until disposed of as provided by House Rule 502.

 

 

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

(H.P. 7)

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

(HLS 12)

 

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

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         Bill "An Act To Return Local Revenue Sharing to Full Funding" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 262)  (L.D. 713)

 

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS.

TABLED - March 7, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - REFERENCE IN CONCURRENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing the members of the Bangor High School Girls Indoor Track and Field Team

(HLS 70)

 

TABLED - March 7, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         Bill "An Act To Reestablish State-municipal Revenue-sharing as a Compact between the State and Municipal Governments"

(S.P. 317)  (L.D. 940)

 

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS.

TABLED - March 7, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - REFERENCE IN CONCURRENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 Increase Municipal Agent Fees for Licensing and Registration of Motor Vehicles"

(H.P. 280)  (L.D. 405)

 

Ought to Pass  (9 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (4 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

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Make Technical Changes to the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Laws"

(S.P. 332)  (L.D. 987)

 

            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 Establish Restrictions on Ammunition Feeding Devices"

(S.P. 342)  (L.D. 997)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Resolve, To Review the Impact of Unfunded Education Mandates and Evaluate the Efficacy of Education Laws (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 322)  (L.D. 944)

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Change the State's Share of Education Costs Including Teacher Retirement Costs" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 339)  (L.D. 994)

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Moratorium on the Approval and Operation of Virtual Public Charter Schools" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 340)  (L.D. 995)

 

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

 

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            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Promote the Installation of Masonry Stoves"

(S.P. 326)  (L.D. 948)

 

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

 

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            (1-7)  Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study Long-term Care Facilities

(S.P. 331)  (L.D. 986)

 

            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Require Public Disclosure of Health Care Prices"

(S.P. 335)  (L.D. 990)

 

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

 

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            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Health Plan Improvement Law Regarding Prescription Drug Step Therapy and Prior Authorization"

(S.P. 329)  (L.D. 984)

 

            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Promote Wellness and Prevention through Health Plans"

(S.P. 336)  (L.D. 991)

 

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

 

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            (1-11)  Bill "An Act To Protect Maine Consumers"

(S.P. 345)  (L.D. 1000)

 

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

 

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            (1-12)  Bill "An Act To Ensure the Proportional Offset against Retirement Benefits of Workers' Compensation Awards"

(S.P. 327)  (L.D. 949)

 

            (1-13)  Bill "An Act To Create a State-sponsored 401(k) Retirement Plan for Participation by Private Employers"

(S.P. 337)  (L.D. 992)

 

            (1-14)  Resolve, To Amend Maine Board of Pharmacy Rules Regarding Automated Pharmacy Systems in Hospitals

(S.P. 338)  (L.D. 993)

 

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

 

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

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

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Petition the Department of Marine Resources To Establish Dive-only Areas for Scallops in Mooring Fields"

(S.P. 324)  (L.D. 946)

 

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

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Ensure the Effectiveness of Constitutional Officers"

(S.P. 325)  (L.D. 947)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Tax Laws"

(S.P. 333)  (L.D. 988)

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Conform the Maine Tax Laws for 2012 to the United States Internal Revenue Code" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 334)  (L.D. 989)

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Improve the Accuracy of Fuel Tax Reporting"

(S.P. 341)  (L.D. 996)

 

            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Provide Consistency in the Application of the Property Tax Exemption for Religious Organizations"

(S.P. 343)  (L.D. 998)

 

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

 

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

(S.P. 323)  (L.D. 945)

 

            (1-8)  Resolve, To Repeal the Requirement That the Department of Transportation Facilitate a Feasibility Study of an East-west Highway and Provide for Public Access to Certain Documents

(S.P. 330)  (L.D. 985)

 

            (1-9)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Fund or Seek Funding To Complete a Design and Engineering Assessment for the Extension of Passenger Rail Service from Portland North on the State-owned St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railway Corridor

(S.P. 344)  (L.D. 999)

 

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

 

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            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Improve Laws Governing Financial Disclosure by Legislators and Certain Public Employees and Public Access to Information Disclosed"

(S.P. 346)  (L.D. 1001)

 

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

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Maine Turnpike Authority

 

 

            (1-11)  Report of the Maine Turnpike Authority pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 23, section 1961, subsection 6 asks leave to report that the accompanying Bill "An Act To Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2014"

(S.P. 328)  (L.D. 983)

 

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

 

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

 

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