Table of Contents

House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
Second Day
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Change of Committee
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 4
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 5
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day

 


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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


21st Legislative Day

Thursday, March 14, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Spiritualist Betsy Sweet, Augusta Spiritualist Church.

 

            National Anthem by Sydney Sewall, M.D., Hallowell.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Sydney Sewall, M.D., Hallowell.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 286)

 

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MAINE ADULT EDUCATION

 

            WHEREAS, since 1871 Maine's public schools have supported the development of an adult education system that has grown and adapted to meet the needs of people throughout the State; and

 

            WHEREAS, Maine's adult education programs are uniquely positioned to provide adults with the opportunity to learn where they live in all parts of Maine, with services in 85% of municipalities; and

 

            WHEREAS, adult education programs are vital to the workforce and to development that is essential to Maine's economy and are working actively with partners in providing programs and courses specifically designed to help educate the workforce and prepare Maine adults for success, including:

 

            1.  Direct service to Maine adults who have experienced job loss or who need skill improvement to obtain employment;

 

            2.  Career preparation and courses in partnership with postsecondary and workforce institutions for Maine workers, plus certificate programs, including the implementation of the WorkReady program focusing on workforce development skills for success on the job;

 

            3.  Literacy and English as a second language programs and successful family literacy programs combining adult education and early childhood and parenting instruction;

 

            4.  High school completion and general educational development programs, with 2,491 credentials awarded in Maine in 2012;

 

            5.  Comprehensive college transition programs in place in 22 regions covering every county in Maine, which provide career guidance, orientation to college and refresher and prerequisite classes for adults seeking college success;

 

            6.  Community education, including a vibrant array of self-supporting courses contributing to the quality of life in Maine communities, offering the opportunity for Mainers of all ages to share talents and learn from others; and

 

            7.  A new emphasis on collaboration through the use of distance learning and video-conferencing, bringing new learning opportunities to rural communities; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Maine Adult Education Association's web portal system of coordinated websites for local programs allowing statewide searching for courses and online registration and payment, has received 1.3 million visits and over 6.9 million page views in the past 5 years, with visits up 6 percent from 2011 to 2012, and Maine adult education programs are educating Maine people about the use of the Internet through the ConnectME program; 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 of Maine's adult education programs, which uniquely meet the needs of the communities they serve and provide a vital system of service to the population of the State as new challenges are faced in this period of economic uncertainty; and be it further

 

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

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Make Bylaws and Minutes of Board Meetings of Publicly Funded Hospitals Subject to the Freedom of Access Act"

(H.P. 476)  (L.D. 684)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES in the House on February 26, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Disclosure of Certain Records in Criminal Matters"

(H.P. 623)  (L.D. 900)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT in the House on March 7, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.P. 720)

 

CITY OF SOUTH PORTLAND

PO BOX 9422

SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE  04116-9422

 

IN CITY COUNCIL

RESOLVE #3-12/13

 

RESOLVE, Expressing the Opposition of the City Council of the City of South Portland to Proposals to Shift the Burden of Funding State Government to the Property Tax and 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 long-standing property tax relief programs; and

 

WHEREAS, the proposal to suspend municipal revenue sharing would result in a $1.8 million revenue loss to the City of South Portland, representing 6.4% of the City's general fund operating budget and $0.53 on the property tax rate; and

 

WHEREAS, the proposal to redirect the excise tax on tractor trailers will reduce the City's revenues by an additional $424,540 or $0.13 cents on the tax rate; and

 

WHEREAS, eliminating the homestead exemption in FY 15 for those under 65 will increase taxes for no longer qualifying residents by $165 on the net median home value in that year if the City's tax rate remains unchanged, representing a tax increase of over 5.41% for most of those losing the exemption; and

 

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; and

 

WHEREAS, starting in the second year of the biennium, the business equipment tax reimbursement program (BETR), under which businesses are fully reimbursed for property taxes paid on certain business equipment, will be eliminated with most qualifying property transferred to the business equipment tax exemption program (BETE).  Under this program, the City will be reimbursed by the State for 60% of the taxes due, reducing City revenues by an estimated $761,807 in FY 15, or $.023 cents on the tax rate; and

 

WHEREAS, the elimination of the business equipment tax reimbursement (BETR) and the modification to the business equipment tax exemption (BETE) will have a significant impact on the City's commercial taxpayers, many of whom make-up the economic engine for the State of Maine, providing jobs and good paying salaries and benefits.  The elimination of the BETR program will adversely impact the retail sector, a sector who will not qualify under the BETE program.  Additionally, all businesses within the BETR program will experience an 18 month void in State reimbursement until those businesses qualify for BETE program funds; and

 

WHEREAS, if enacted, these changes will reduce City revenues by at least $2,034,460 in FY 14 and $2,796,267 in FY 15, excluding certain impacts on the school budget; and

 

WHEREAS, to replace these revenues through property taxation, the City's tax rate would have to increase by approximately $0.60 in FY 14 and an additional $0.23 in FY 15 before considering any other expenditure increases that may be required; and

 

WHEREAS, alternatively, reducing expenditures by this amount would require eliminating general fund expenditures and dramatically reducing community services and staffing over and above the reductions that have been implemented since 2007; and

 

WHEREAS, further staffing and expenditure reductions of this magnitude would undermine the City's ability to provide local public services; and

 

WHEREAS, even a balance between tax increases and spending cuts would result in much higher property taxes in return for services that would no longer meet resident expectations or needs.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SOUTH PORTLAND, that the City Council hereby expresses its strong opposition to provisions included in the recently proposed state budget that would significantly shift the burden of funding state government to the property tax and property taxpayer.  These proposals will dramatically increase property taxes in South Portland, 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 government services.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Clerk is directed to provide copies of this RESOLVE to the members of the Legislature representing the City of South Portland, members of the Appropriations and Taxation Committees, the Governor, the Speaker of the House, the President of the Senate and the Legislative leadership.

 

Fiscal Note: Less than $1,000

 

Dated: February 4, 2013

 

A TRUE COPY ATTEST:

S/Karen L. Morrill

Assistant City Clerk, City of South Portland, Maine

March 12, 2013

 

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.P. 733)

 

TOWN OF LIVERMORE FALLS

2 MAIN STREET

LIVERMORE FALLS, MAINE  04254

 

We, the undersigned Officials of the Town of Livermore Falls, on March 11, 2013, the following resolution for our 2013/2014 Budget Year was signed.

 

WHEREAS, the Governor's unprecedented biennial budget places towns in an untenable fiscal position; and

 

WHEREAS, the proposal includes the elimination of $283 million in municipal revenue sharing, falls $200 million short of funding local schools at the 55% level passed in referendum; would eliminate the Homestead Exemption for anyone under the age of 65; would eliminate the "Circuit Breaker" property tax and rent revenue from towns; and would fail to reimburse towns for the 50% of the costs for the Business Equipment Tax Exemption Program; and

 

WHEREAS, the Governor's proposal also contains cuts to health and human services, clean election, the wage benefits of public workers, and other initiatives necessary for strong communities and who's under-funding continues to shift costs to towns; be it

 

RESOLVED, the Officials of the Town of Livermore Falls have called upon the Maine Legislature to reject these proposals, identify less harmful cost savings, and raise revenue in an equitable fashion in order to avoid a regressive tax shift to municipalities.

 

S/William Demaray, Chair, Livermore Falls

S/James Collins, Selectmen, Livermore Falls

S/Louise Chabot, Selectmen, Livermore Falls

S/Jeffrey Bryant, Selectmen, Livermore Falls

S/Kenneth Pelletier, Selectmen, Livermore Falls

S/Kristal Flagg, Town Manager, Livermore Falls

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 104)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

March 13, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

This is to inform you that, pursuant to Title 3, MRSA, §154, I am withdrawing my nomination of Honorable Jonathan B. McKane of Newcastle for appointment to the Board of Trustees of Dirigo Health.

 

Mr. McKane withdrew his name from consideration during the review of his nomination before the Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial Services.

 

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 103)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

March 14, 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 Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs has approved the request by the sponsor, Senator Boyle of Cumberland, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 635         Resolve, Authorizing the Estate of Mitchell A. Kessler To Bring Suit against the Department of Health and Human Services

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 146)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

March 12, 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 Education and Cultural Affairs, the nomination of Honorable Nichi S. Farnham of Bangor for appointment to the State Board of Education.

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, the nomination of James P. Norris of Winthrop for appointment to the Land for Maine's Future Board.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act Concerning Fertilizer and Lime Products" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 707)  (L.D. 1009)

 

Sponsored by Representative CRAY of Palmyra.

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

 

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

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Ensure Clean Water"

(H.P. 708)  (L.D. 1010)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CAREY of Lewiston, FREY of Bangor, ROCHELO of Biddeford, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, SANBORN of Gorham, Senators: CAIN of Penobscot, HILL of York, YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot.

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Upgrade Facilities and Purchase Classroom Equipment for Maine's Seven Community Colleges"

(H.P. 709)  (L.D. 1011)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: CHASE of Wells, KESCHL of Belgrade, McCABE of Skowhegan, POULIOT of Augusta, Senators: CAIN of Penobscot, CUSHING of Penobscot, KATZ of Kennebec.

 

            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue and To Assist in the Creation of Jobs through Regional Economic Development"

(H.P. 734)  (L.D. 1043)

 

Sponsored by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: FREY of Bangor, NEWENDYKE of Litchfield, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, Senators: CAIN of Penobscot, GOODALL of Sagadahoc, HILL of York, LANGLEY of Hancock, WOODBURY of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Improve Training Requirements for Obtaining a Concealed Handgun Permit"

(H.P. 721)  (L.D. 1022)

 

Sponsored by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CROCKETT of Bethel, McCABE of Skowhegan.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Prosecution of Individuals Possessing a Controlled Substance under Certain Circumstances"

(H.P. 735)  (L.D. 1044)

 

Sponsored by Representative DORNEY of Norridgewock.

Cosponsored by Representatives: GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, PRINGLE of Windham, SANBORN of Gorham, Senator: GRATWICK of Penobscot.

 

            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Establish the Forensic Advisory Committee"

(H.P. 736)  (L.D. 1045)

 

Sponsored by Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor.

Cosponsored by Representatives: COOPER of Yarmouth, DILL of Old Town, GOODE of Bangor, MORRISON of South Portland, PRIEST of Brunswick, PRINGLE of Windham, SCHNECK of Bangor, VILLA of Harrison.

 

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

 

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            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Provide an Improved Process for Voter Approval of Withdrawal from a Regional School Unit" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 722)  (L.D. 1027)

 

Sponsored by Representative PARRY of Arundel.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: CHENETTE of Saco, MacDONALD of Boothbay, McCLELLAN of Raymond, POULIOT of Augusta, Senators: MILLETT of Cumberland, VALENTINO of York.

 

            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Social Work Education Loan Repayment Program"

(H.P. 731)  (L.D. 1036)

 

Sponsored by Representative NELSON of Falmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin and Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, MAKER of Calais, PRINGLE of Windham, SANBORN of Gorham, STUCKEY of Portland, Senators: President ALFOND of Cumberland, HASKELL of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-10)  Bill "An Act Regarding Automated Calls"

(H.P. 710)  (L.D. 1012)

 

Sponsored by Representative BEAULIEU of Auburn.  (BY REQUEST)

Cosponsored by Representatives: DUNPHY of Embden, HARVELL of Farmington, HOBBINS of Saco, LAJOIE of Lewiston, WEAVER of York, WERTS of Auburn, Senator: YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot.

 

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

 

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            (3-11)  Resolve, Authorizing a Visual Impact Assessment of Roxbury Pond and Webb Lake

(H.P. 723)  (L.D. 1028)

 

Sponsored by Representative BRIGGS of Mexico.  (BY REQUEST)

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford and Representatives: CROCKETT of Bethel, DUNPHY of Embden, HARVELL of Farmington.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Create the Children's Wireless Protection Act"

(H.P. 711)  (L.D. 1013)

 

Sponsored by Representative BOLAND of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: EVANGELOS of Friendship, HAYES of Buckfield, JONES of Freedom, KUSIAK of Fairfield, NADEAU of Fort Kent, NOON of Sanford.

 

            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Improve Law Enforcement Access to Prescription Monitoring Program Data"

(H.P. 712)  (L.D. 1014)

 

Sponsored by Representative MARKS of Pittston.

Cosponsored by Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec and Representatives: CASSIDY of Lubec, GATTINE of Westbrook, Senator: BURNS of Washington.

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

 

            (3-14)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Amend Its Rules Pertaining to a Request for Mental Health Records

(H.P. 724)  (L.D. 1029)

 

Sponsored by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough.  (BY REQUEST)

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford.

 

            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Require That Electronic Benefits Transfer System Cash Benefits Are Used for the Purpose for Which the Benefits Are Provided"

(H.P. 725)  (L.D. 1030)

 

Sponsored by Representative PARRY of Arundel.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford and Representatives: CHASE of Wells, COTTA of China, LIBBY of Waterboro, MALABY of Hancock, McELWEE of Caribou, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough, Senator: MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Require a Mandatory Peer Review Process for the Restraint and Seclusion of Children in a Hospital or Children's Home"

(H.P. 726)  (L.D. 1031)

 

Sponsored by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BENNETT of Kennebunk, MAKER of Calais, REED of Carmel.

 

            (3-17)  Resolve, To Direct the Department of Health and Human Services To Convene a Task Force To Study the Incidence of Cancer in the State

(H.P. 727)  (L.D. 1032)

 

Sponsored by Representative McGOWAN of York.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAVERS of South Berwick, DORNEY of Norridgewock, MOONEN of Portland, NOON of Sanford, SHORT of Pittsfield, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono.

 

            (3-18)  Resolve, To Provide a Better Transition for Foster Children to Independent Adulthood

(H.P. 738)  (L.D. 1047)

 

Sponsored by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: Speaker EVES of North Berwick, FARNSWORTH of Portland, GATTINE of Westbrook, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, McCABE of Skowhegan, SANBORN of Gorham, TURNER of Burlington, Senator: CRAVEN of Androscoggin.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Expand Crossbow Hunting"

(H.P. 713)  (L.D. 1015)

 

Sponsored by Representative WOOD of Sabattus.

Cosponsored by Representative: SHORT of Pittsfield.

 

            (3-20)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Buying and Selling of Animal Parts"

(H.P. 714)  (L.D. 1016)

 

Sponsored by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville.  (BY REQUEST)

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-21)  Bill "An Act Relating to Employee Leasing Company Registration"

(H.P. 715)  (L.D. 1017)

 

Sponsored by Representative VOLK of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator: CLEVELAND of Androscoggin.

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

 

            (3-22)  Bill "An Act Regarding Preneed Funeral Insurance"

(H.P. 716)  (L.D. 1018)

 

Sponsored by Representative BECK of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland and Representatives: CRAFTS of Lisbon, DILL of Old Town, Senators: President ALFOND of Cumberland, CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

            (3-23)  Bill "An Act To Provide Access to Affordable Health Care for All Maine Residents by 2020"

(H.P. 732)  (L.D. 1037)

 

Sponsored by Representative McGOWAN of York.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAVERS of South Berwick, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, HICKMAN of Winthrop, POWERS of Naples, RYKERSON of Kittery, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, Senator: GRATWICK of Penobscot.

 

            (3-24)  Resolve, To Study the Effect of Insufficient Automobile Insurance Coverage

(H.P. 739)  (L.D. 1048)

 

Sponsored by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, COOPER of Yarmouth, MORRISON of South Portland, Senator: GRATWICK of Penobscot.

 

            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Establish an Insurance Exchange"

(H.P. 740)  (L.D. 1049)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield.

Cosponsored by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin and Representatives: CAREY of Lewiston, DORNEY of Norridgewock, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, MORRISON of South Portland, Senators: HILL of York, SAVIELLO of Franklin, TUTTLE of York, WOODBURY of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-26)  Bill "An Act To Protect the State's Property Rights in Maine State Museum Research" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 717)  (L.D. 1019)

 

Sponsored by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: COTTA of China, HICKMAN of Winthrop, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MAKER of Calais, NADEAU of Winslow, NUTTING of Oakland, RUSSELL of Portland, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            (3-27)  Bill "An Act To Increase Child Support Collections by Requiring the Interception of Certain Gambling Winnings"

(H.P. 729)  (L.D. 1034)

 

Sponsored by Representative GUERIN of Glenburn.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford and Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough, STUCKEY of Portland.

Submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            (3-28)  Bill "An Act To Provide Immunity for Prescribing and Dispensing Intranasal Naloxone Kits"

(H.P. 737)  (L.D. 1046)

 

Sponsored by Representative DORNEY of Norridgewock.

Cosponsored by Representatives: GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, PRINGLE of Windham, SANBORN of Gorham, Senator: GRATWICK of Penobscot.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-29)  Bill "An Act To Help the Unemployed Find Work"

(H.P. 728)  (L.D. 1033)

 

Sponsored by Representative PARRY of Arundel.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: LOCKMAN of Amherst, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough, VOLK of Scarborough, Senator: MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-30)  Bill "An Act To Report Certain Information in Response to Growing Financial Inequality"

(H.P. 730)  (L.D. 1035)

 

Sponsored by Representative McGOWAN of York.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAVERS of South Berwick, HICKMAN of Winthrop, POWERS of Naples, RYKERSON of Kittery, SAUCIER of Presque Isle.

 

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

 

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            (3-31)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Swans Island Lobster Fishing Zone" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 718)  (L.D. 1020)

 

Sponsored by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle.

 

            Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-32)  Bill "An Act To Establish as a Public Record the Performance Evaluation of a Municipal Employee"

(H.P. 719)  (L.D. 1021)

 

Sponsored by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BROOKS of Winterport, EVANGELOS of Friendship, McGOWAN of York.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative RANKIN of Hiram, the following House Order:  (H.O. 15)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Stephen J. Wood of Sabattus 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)  the following members of the Hermon High School Cheerleading Team, the Hermon Hawks, who have won the 2013 Class B State Championship:  Katie Reynosa, Catherine McElvain, Destinee Knight, Kaitlinn Turner, Alivia Brown, Taylor Smith, Sarah Perley, Tiffany Tanner, Katrina Smith, Olivia Guiggey, Danielle Dennison, Erica Turmel, Marissa Cox, Riley Wood, Bailey Dalton, Kayla Ouellette and Alexis Hake; coach Kristie Reed; and assistant coach Christina Paradis.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the team on their achievement;

 

(SLS 103)

 

 

            (5-2)  Sergeant Tracey Higley, of the Rumford Police Department, who was named the 2013 Officer of the Year by the Maine Association of Police.  Sergeant Higley has been with the department since 1994 and is well-known for his efforts with programs such as Special Olympics and Keeping Kids Safe.  He received this award for distinguishing himself throughout the year with actions that not only bring credit to law enforcement but actions that promote and enhance the Maine Association of Police.  We extend our congratulations to Sergeant Higley on his receiving this well-deserved award;

 

(SLS 104)

 

 

            (5-3)  Norman Melancon, of the Biddeford Fire Department, and Ed Dexter, of the Biddeford Police Department, who have received the Heroism Award for service above and beyond the call of duty from the York County Firefighters Association.  Captain Melancon and Officer Dexter saved a woman with gunshot wounds at the time of an active shooting with the suspect still armed and in the building.  We send our appreciation to Captain Melancon and Officer Dexter for their heroic actions and congratulate them on their receiving this award;

 

(SLS 106)

 

 

            (5-4)  Scott Nolette and Brian Donahue, who are firefighters with the Wells Fire Department, who have received the Life Saving Award from the York County Firefighters Association.  Mr. Nolette saved a life while off duty at a Portland Sea Dogs game when a woman's heart had stopped beating.  With 2 other men, Mr. Nolette performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation and used an automated external defibrillator.  The woman survived.  Mr. Donahue responded in a separate incident, assisting a man who had a massive heart attack in Wells.  Mr. Donahue applied cardiopulmonary resuscitation and an automated external defibrillator until further care could be provided.  We send our appreciation to firefighters Nolette and Donahue for their heroic actions and congratulate them on their receiving this award;

 

(SLS 107)

 

 

            (5-5)  Harvey Rosenfeld, of Cape Elizabeth, on the occasion of his retirement as executive director of the Scarborough Economic Development Corporation.  As executive director of the organization for the last 24 years, Mr. Rosenfeld has been a leader in the growth of Scarborough and has helped shape its reputation as an exceptional location in which to both conduct business and to reside.  Throughout his career, Mr. Rosenfeld also worked in state government and in the social services field.  We extend our appreciation to Mr. Rosenfeld for his decades of service to his community and to the State and we send him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 72)

Presented by Representative VOLK of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland, Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough, Representative MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, Representative HAMANN of South Portland.

 

 

            (5-6)  Betty Chabot, of Dexter, on her retirement from the Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union on February 22, 2013 after more than 26 years of dedicated service.  Ms. Chabot started her career at the credit union in 1986 as Accounting Manager.  She moved on to hold other positions, including Branch Manager, Vice President of Accounting and Internal Auditor.  Ms. Chabot became Executive Vice President in 2005 and Chief Financial Officer in 2010.  She also served on the Technology Committee at the Maine Credit Union League for several years and was awarded the 2006 Jeannette G. Morin Award for Outstanding Credit Union Employee for the State of Maine.  We extend our congratulations to Ms. Chabot on her retirement and send her our best wishes on her future endeavors;

 

(HLS 73)

Presented by Representative WALLACE of Dexter.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-7)  Father Larry Jensen, of Waterville, of St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church, on the occasion of his Silver Jubilee.  Born in Michigan, Father Jensen was ordained on March 19, 1988 on the Feast of St. Joseph.  He served as parish priest for 10 and a half years at St. Michael the Archangel Maronite Catholic Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he was given the title of Ambassador Extraordinary, and as parish priest for nearly 8 years at St. Anthony Maronite Parish in Danbury, Connecticut before he came to St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church in Waterville in 2006.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Father Jensen on his 25 years of serving his faith and his community;

 

(HLS 74)

Presented by Representative BECK of Waterville.

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

 

 

            (5-8)  Bobby Begin, of Saco, a member of the Thornton Academy State Championship Football Team, who was named the winner of the 2012 Frank J. Gaziano Lineman Award for being top offensive lineman.  Bobby, the team captain and a semifinalist for the James J. Fitzpatrick Award, which is given to the top high school football player in Maine, is active in his community and volunteers for Thornton Academy's Thanksgiving Food Drive, a youth football program and an area soup kitchen.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his winning this prestigious award;

 

(HLS 75)

Presented by Representative HOBBINS of Saco.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York, Representative CHENETTE of Saco.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass on Bill "An Act To Increase Municipal Agent Fees for Licensing and Registration of Motor Vehicles"

(H.P. 280)  (L.D. 405)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MAZUREK of Knox
                                    VALENTINO of York

            Representatives:
                                    THERIAULT of Madawaska
                                    GILLWAY of Searsport
                                    McLEAN of Gorham
                                    PEOPLES of Westbrook
                                    POWERS of Naples
                                    VEROW of Brewer
                                    WERTS of Auburn

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    NUTTING of Oakland
                                    PARRY of Arundel
                                    TURNER of Burlington

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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. 15)  (L.D. 23) Bill "An Act To Lower the Cost of Copies of Medical Records"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 88)  (L.D. 252) Bill "An Act Regarding Registration and Correction of Death Information on Death Certificates"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 197)  (L.D. 288) Bill "An Act Concerning Brucellosis Vaccines for Cattle"  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 230)  (L.D. 321) Resolve, Directing the Probate and Trust Law Advisory Commission To Review Maine's Probate Code and the Uniform Probate Code  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 235)  (L.D. 325) Bill "An Act To Repeal Provisions of the Law That Apply or Refer to State Facilities for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 6)  (L.D. 4) Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 675: Infrastructure Surcharge and Capital Reserve Accounts, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public Utilities Commission (EMERGENCY)  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-7)

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 73)  (L.D. 91) Bill "An Act To Raise the School Construction Bond Cap"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-5)

 

            (7-8)  (H.P. 234)  (L.D. 324) Bill "An Act To Make Supplemental Allocations from the Highway Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of State Government Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-6)

 

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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. 80)  (L.D. 244) Bill "An Act To Amend the Student Membership Criteria of the State Board of Education" (EMERGENCY)

 

            (8-2)  (S.P. 89)  (L.D. 253) Bill "An Act Regarding Registration of Fetal Deaths"

 

            (8-3)  (S.P. 115)  (L.D. 282) Bill "An Act To Eliminate the Commercial Standard for Maine White-cedar Shingles"

 

            (8-4)  (S.P. 116)  (L.D. 283) Bill "An Act To Eliminate the Elm Tree Restoration Fund"

 

            (8-5)  (H.P. 387)  (L.D. 568) Resolve, To Name Bridge Number 2975 in Kenduskeag the Kenduskeag Veterans Bridge

 

            (8-6)  (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)  (C. "A" H-3)

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Tuesday, March 12, 2013, have preference in the Orders of the Day and continue with such preference until disposed of as provided by House Rule 502.

 

 

1.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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)

 

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

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

TABLED - March 12, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         Bill "An Act To Increase Access to Higher Education"

(H.P. 676)  (L.D. 962)

 

(Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested)

TABLED - March 12, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         Bill "An Act To Expand Access to Early Postsecondary Education"

(H.P. 677)  (L.D. 963)

 

(Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested)

TABLED - March 12, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         Bill "An Act To Create a Gambling Offset To Enhance the Collection of Child Support"

(H.P. 696)  (L.D. 982)

 

(Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested)

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

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing the Town of South Berwick

(SLS 102)

 

- In Senate, READ and PASSED.

TABLED - March 12, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

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

(H.P. 177)  (L.D. 216)

 

TABLED - March 12, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED. (Roll Call Requested)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 14, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Change of Committee

 

            (6-1)  Representative THERIAULT from the Committee on TRANSPORTATION on Bill "An Act To Provide Vehicle Owners and Repair Facilities Access to Vehicle Diagnostic and Repair Information and Equipment"

(H.P. 539)  (L.D. 788)

 

            Reporting that it be REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

 

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126th Legislature
First Regular Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 358)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the House and Senate adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 10:00 in the morning.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Charter of the Ashland Water and Sewer District"

(S.P. 351)  (L.D. 1026)

 

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

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Pertaining to Staff in the Office of the Attorney General"

(S.P. 350)  (L.D. 1025)

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Make the State's Uniform Commercial Code Compatible with the Federal Electronic Fund Transfer Act" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 352)  (L.D. 1038)

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Promote Regulatory Fairness"

(S.P. 353)  (L.D. 1039)

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Placement of Cameras and Electronic Surveillance Equipment on Private Property without the Written Permission of the Landowner"

(S.P. 354)  (L.D. 1040)

 

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

 

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            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Modify the Mandatory Enforcement of the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code for a Municipality without a Building Code"

(S.P. 355)  (L.D. 1041)

 

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

 

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            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Opportunities for Taste-testing Events for On-premises Liquor Licensees"

(S.P. 359)  (L.D. 1042)

 

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

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices

 

 

            (1-8)  Report of the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 1009 asks leave to report that the accompanying Bill "An Act To Provide Transparency in Fund-raising by and Lobbying of a Governor-elect"

(S.P. 347)  (L.D. 1023)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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

 

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

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

Thursday, March 14, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 356)

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS WEEK, MARCH 11 TO MARCH 17, 2013

 

            WHEREAS, multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, for which there is no cure at present, that typically is diagnosed in people between 20 years and 50 years of age and affects women 3 times more often than it does men; and

 

            WHEREAS, multiple sclerosis interrupts the signal between the brain and the body; and

 

            WHEREAS, multiple sclerosis affects 400,000 people nationwide, including 8,000 to 10,000 children and teens; over 3,000 individuals in Maine have the disease, nearly one in 400 citizens, which is one of the highest per capita rates in the nation; and

 

            WHEREAS, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a driving force of multiple sclerosis research, pursuing prevention, treatment and cure, and the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society educates, supports and advocates for people with multiple sclerosis and their families to help them maintain the highest possible quality of life; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society encourages individuals with multiple sclerosis and their families, health professionals and other concerned citizens to join the movement to advocate for policy change in the priority areas of high-quality health care, health care coverage, long-term care and disability rights; 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, take this opportunity to declare that the week of March 11 to March 17, 2013 is designated as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That a suitable copy of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

 

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

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

 

 

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. 119)  (L.D. 286) Bill "An Act To Reduce Reporting Responsibilities of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry"  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 133)  (L.D. 353) Bill "An Act To Allow Young Adult Offenders To Be Confined in Juvenile Correctional Facilities and To Comply with Federal Law Requirements"  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 134)  (L.D. 354) Bill "An Act To Amend the County Jail Inspection Requirement for Nationally Accredited Facilities"  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-4)  (S.P. 151)  (L.D. 371) Resolve, Regarding Revenue from the World Acadian Congress Commemorative Registration Plate (EMERGENCY)  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-5)  (S.P. 13)  (L.D. 21) Bill "An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws Governing Requisite Tire Size"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-4)

 

            (7-6)  (S.P. 32)  (L.D. 81) Bill "An Act To Amend the Charter of the Ogunquit Sewer District"  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-5)

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 148)  (L.D. 187) Bill "An Act To Permit Temporary Operation of a Motor Vehicle with an Expired Operator's License Solely for the Purpose of Traveling Home or Renewing the License"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass

 

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