Table of Contents

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

 


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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


24th Legislative Day

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Honorable Brian M. Duprey, Pastor, Unbreakable Spirit Ministries, Hampden.

 

            National Anthem by Tina Charest, Augusta.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Honorable Linda F. Sanborn, M.D., Gorham (retired).

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, March 21, 2013.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Update and Revise the Laws Governing the Maine Arts Commission"

(S.P. 382)  (L.D. 1100)

 

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

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Achieve Economic Growth by Enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education and To Meet Workforce Needs"

(S.P. 393)  (L.D. 1132)

 

            Joint Select Committee on MAINE'S WORKFORCE AND ECONOMIC FUTURE suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Use of Long-term Care Insurance"

(S.P. 374)  (L.D. 1092)

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Require Nonprofit Corporations To Disclose the Salaries of Their Employees"

(S.P. 373)  (L.D. 1091)

 

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

 

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-5)  Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 2: Rules Concerning the Processing of Applications and Other Administrative Matters, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 612)  (L.D. 861)

 

            Unanimous REFER TO THE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072 Report of the Department of Environmental Protection READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY in the House on March 7, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Unanimous REFER TO THE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072 Report of the Department of Environmental Protection READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill REFERRED to the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.P. 825)

 

Town of Arrowsic

340 Arrowsic Road

Arrowsic, MAINE 04530

 

March 11, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

As members of the Town of Arrowsic Select Board, we are concerned over the direction of the State budget and economic plans as laid out in the recently proposed biennial budget.  Like many small towns in Maine, Arrowsic has one primary source of revenue - property taxes - that are assessed without regard to a person's income and therefore unrelated to his or her ability to pay taxes.  Property taxes are the only revenue we can raise to provide the basic services - schooling, roads, garbage collection, emergency response - that our citizens need.

 

The State of Maine, on the other hand, has the power to establish a fairer tax system that takes personal and corporate income into account and that distributes the burden across wealthier and poorer towns.  We have a joint responsibility to the citizens of Maine to create a State-Municipal mix of revenues and spending on services that serve our common goals and interests.

 

For this reason, we urge you to work with the State legislature to craft a biennial budget that fully funds the State's obligations to municipalities in terms of revenue sharing, General Assistance, and the 55% contribution to local schools that was passed by referendum.  We ask that you refrain from expanding property tax exemptions, an action which reduces the Town's tax base and which exacerbates inequities in the property tax burden.

 

In order to do this, we recognize that the State will need to raise revenues.  However, the State has the authority and instruments to do this in an equitable fashion that avoids the harsh impact that would otherwise result from shifting the burden so massively to property taxes.

 

S/Sukey Heard

S/Michele Gaillard

S/William Savedoff

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.P. 856)

 

TOWN OF BENTON

BOARD OF SELECTMEN

RESOLUTION 01-13

 

A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR:

URGING THE MAINE STATE LEGISLATURE TO CRAFT A BIENNIAL STATE BUDGET THAT PREVENTS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN PROPERTY TAXES

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Selectmen of the Town of Benton, acting as the municipal officers as follows:

 

WHEREAS, the Governor's proposed biennial budget includes the suspension of municipal revenue sharing and other revenue sources that would result in an estimated $200,000.00 or more in lost revenue to the Town of Benton; and

 

WHEREAS, the proposed budget includes the elimination of the $10,000 Homestead Exemption for those under 65 years of age; and

 

WHEREAS, the proposed budget includes changes to the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement Program and the shifting of some commercial excise taxes from Municipalities to the State; and

 

WHEREAS, these proposed changes in state policy would shift a significant financial burden onto property taxpayers, which would result in an estimated $200.00 increase in property taxes for the average Benton household owned by persons under 65 years of age with a property assessed at $100,000.00, without corresponding cuts that would have a far-reaching and detrimental impact on essential municipal services; and

 

WHEREAS, the property tax implications referenced above do not include the additional tax levy from the School District as a result of the proposed biennial budget;

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED

 

THAT the Selectmen of Benton, Maine hereby urge the Maine State Legislature to craft a biennial budget compromise that considers the already high property tax burden, seeks balance, progressivity, and a comprehensive approach with respect to tax policy, and identifies alternative cost savings and tax reforms that would prevent a significant increase in property taxes and protect essential municipal services from detrimental cuts.

 

Read, voted on, and adopted by the Selectmen of the Town of Benton on March 18, 2013.

 

Benton Board of Selectmen

S/Antoine Morin

S/Melissa Patterson

S/Daniel Chamberlain

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.P. 869)

 

MAINE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT #49

OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

8 SCHOOL STREET

FAIRFIELD, MAINE  04937

 

March 21, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

The M.S.A.D. #49 Board of School Directors, representing the towns of Albion, Benton, Clinton and Fairfield, has asked that I forward the enclosed resolution to you.  The Board adopted this resolution at our meeting on March 7, 2013.  We are all concerned that a permanent shift of responsibility for teacher retirement from the state to local districts will have a detrimental effect.  The retirement payments must be paid at the expense of other urgent operating costs, if necessary.  The shift of net cost is not merely an accounting exercise but a structural transfer of funding responsibility.  Any state subsidy directed at retirement in the current proposal would create the false impression that the state is increasing its percentage of support required by LD #1.  Unfortunately, the opposite would be the clear effect.

 

The Board appreciates the support historically shown by our legislative representatives for education.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or the superintendent.  Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Steven Grenier

Chair, MSAD 49 Board of School Directors

 

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Maine Administrative School District #49

Board of Directors

 

A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR:

URGING THE MAINE STATE LEGISLATURE TO CRAFT A BIENNIAL STATE BUDGET THAT PREVENTS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN PROPERTY TAXES.

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of Maine School Administrative District #49, as follows:

 

WHEREAS, the Governor's proposed biennial budget includes shifting more than $28 million in retirement costs onto school districts--a cost shift the state says it will partially subsidize for now, but for which there are no guarantees for the future; and

 

WHEREAS, under the Maine Constitution the sole responsibility and authority for public education is given to the Maine Legislature; and

 

WHEREAS, more than 60 years ago, the Maine Legislature established the Maine State Retirement System, mandating that all teachers be included in the retirement system; and

 

WHEREAS, the teacher retirement system is a defined benefit plan where retirement benefits are determined based on earnings and years of service; and

 

WHEREAS, the state is proposing shifting $28 million of the state retirement obligation to local school systems to be funded by property taxes; and

 

WHEREAS, the relative property wealth of individual school districts varies widely from district to district, which directly affects the amount of money which a local school district can raise for the support of education; and

 

WHEREAS, the state is proposing funding only 50% and not the 55% as mandated by the school funding formula.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED.

 

THAT the Board of Directors of School Administrative District #49, hereby urges the Maine State Legislature to craft a biennial budget compromise that considers the already high property tax burden, and which does not add to this burden by transferring the Legislature's fiduciary responsibility for teacher retirement to local school districts, and further that the state continue to fully fund teacher retirement now and in the future.

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 109)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

March 26, 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:"

 

Judiciary

L.D. 135         An Act To Require All Government Documents To Be Posted on the Internet

L.D. 207         An Act Regarding the Factors Considered in Determining the Best Interest of a Child in a Court Award of Parental Rights and Responsibilities

L.D. 376         An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning the Adoption of Siblings

 

Taxation

L.D. 341         An Act To Provide a Tax Credit to Employers That Hire Certain Veterans

L.D. 361         An Act To Promote Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales

L.D. 412         An Act To Expand Employment Tax Increment Financing To Support Job Creation

L.D. 492         An Act To Increase Reimbursement to Municipalities under the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law

L.D. 561         An Act To Support Maine Farms and Alleviate Hunger

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of House

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Disposition of Firearms in State Custody"

(H.P. 826)  (L.D. 1182)

 

Sponsored by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BLACK of Wilton, CRAFTS of Lisbon, CRAY of Palmyra, DILL of Old Town, GIFFORD of Lincoln, LONG of Sherman, SHAW of Standish.

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Enforcement of Federal Law Placing Restrictions on Firearms or Ammunition"

(H.P. 827)  (L.D. 1183)

 

Sponsored by Representative JOHNSON of Eddington.

Cosponsored by Representative LIBBY of Waterboro and Representatives: GUERIN of Glenburn, TURNER of Burlington, TYLER of Windham, WILLETTE of Mapleton, WILSON of Augusta, WOOD of Sabattus, Senator: YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot.

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Regulate and Tax Marijuana"

(H.P. 868)  (L.D. 1229)

 

Sponsored by Representative RUSSELL of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York and Representatives: BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BEAVERS of South Berwick, BECK of Waterville, BOLDUC of Auburn, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, CHIPMAN of Portland, DICKERSON of Rockland, DUNPHY of Embden, FARNSWORTH of Portland, HAMANN of South Portland, HARLOW of Portland, HARVELL of Farmington, HAYES of Buckfield, HICKMAN of Winthrop, JORGENSEN of Portland, KRUGER of Thomaston, LAJOIE of Lewiston, LIBBY of Waterboro, LIBBY of Lewiston, MacDONALD of Boothbay, MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, MOONEN of Portland, MORRISON of South Portland, NOON of Sanford, PEOPLES of Westbrook, POWERS of Naples, RYKERSON of Kittery, STANLEY of Medway, STUCKEY of Portland, WELSH of Rockport, WOOD of Sabattus, Senators: GERZOFSKY of Cumberland, MAZUREK of Knox.

 

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

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act Regarding Special Education Requirements for School Administrative Units That Do Not Operate Any Schools"

(H.P. 828)  (L.D. 1184)

 

Sponsored by Representative DILL of Old Town.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: STANLEY of Medway, THERIAULT of Madawaska, TURNER of Burlington, Senators: JACKSON of Aroostook, SHERMAN of Aroostook.

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Enhance Efforts To Use Locally Produced Food in Schools"

(H.P. 829)  (L.D. 1185)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

Cosponsored by President ALFOND of Cumberland and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, MacDONALD of Boothbay, McCLELLAN of Raymond, RANKIN of Hiram, Senators: JOHNSON of Lincoln, LANGLEY of Hancock, MILLETT of Cumberland.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Compulsory School Attendance Laws"

(H.P. 871)  (L.D. 1231)

 

Sponsored by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot and Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, JOHNSON of Greenville, MAKER of Calais, McCLELLAN of Raymond, Senator: CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Create the Maine Energy Cost Reduction Authority"

(H.P. 831)  (L.D. 1187)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin and Representatives: CHASE of Wells, HARVELL of Farmington.

 

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

 

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            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Allow Removal of Trees for Shoreline Stabilization Adjacent to Coastal Wetlands under the Natural Resources Protection Act"

(H.P. 830)  (L.D. 1186)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: BENNETT of Kennebunk, JOHNSON of Eddington, PEASE of Morrill, WELSH of Rockport.

 

            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Coal Tar Pavement Products"

(H.P. 857)  (L.D. 1212)

 

Sponsored by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: CHIPMAN of Portland, GIDEON of Freeport, HICKMAN of Winthrop, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, JORGENSEN of Portland, KRUGER of Thomaston, McCLELLAN of Raymond, NELSON of Falmouth.

 

            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Protect Public Health by Regulating Excessive Wood Smoke as a Nuisance"

(H.P. 860)  (L.D. 1215)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANBORN of Gorham.

Cosponsored by Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec and Representative: KESCHL of Belgrade.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Ensure the Integrity of Neuropsychological Testing Materials"

(H.P. 820)  (L.D. 1155)

 

Sponsored by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representative: HAMANN of South Portland.

 

            (3-12)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Amend Its Rules of Reimbursement under the MaineCare Program for Audiology and Speech-language Pathology Services

(H.P. 832)  (L.D. 1188)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford and Representatives: CAREY of Lewiston, CASSIDY of Lubec, FARNSWORTH of Portland, ROCHELO of Biddeford, STUCKEY of Portland.

 

            (3-13)  Bill "An Act Regarding Implementation of Cost-of-living Increases for Nursing Facilities" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 833)  (L.D. 1189)

 

Sponsored by Representative GATTINE of Westbrook.

 

            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Reduce Costs and Increase Access to Methadone Treatment"

(H.P. 858)  (L.D. 1213)

 

Sponsored by Representative LOCKMAN of Amherst.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot, Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: CASSIDY of Lubec, FREY of Bangor, GOODE of Bangor, KORNFIELD of Bangor, SCHNECK of Bangor.

 

            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Require a Mandatory Assessment by a Physician prior to Psychotropic or Electroconvulsive Therapy"

(H.P. 859)  (L.D. 1214)

 

Sponsored by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Require the Secretary of State To Issue Certificates of Title for All-terrain Vehicles, Snowmobiles and Watercraft"

(H.P. 834)  (L.D. 1190)

 

Sponsored by Representative WALLACE of Dexter.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: FITZPATRICK of Houlton, FREDETTE of Newport, GIFFORD of Lincoln, MORIARTY of Cumberland, NADEAU of Winslow, PRIEST of Brunswick, Senator: WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen the Fishing Laws"

(H.P. 835)  (L.D. 1191)

 

Sponsored by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

Cosponsored by Senator DUTREMBLE of York and Representatives: BRIGGS of Mexico, DAVIS of Sangerville, EVANGELOS of Friendship, KUSIAK of Fairfield, MARKS of Pittston.

Submitted by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-18)  Bill "An Act Prohibiting Property Insurance Discrimination Based on Breed of Dog"

(H.P. 836)  (L.D. 1192)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHENETTE of Saco.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, BECK of Waterville, CHIPMAN of Portland, PLANTE of Berwick, Senator: VALENTINO of York.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Allow a Wrongful Death Cause of Action for the Death of an Unborn Child"

(H.P. 837)  (L.D. 1193)

 

Sponsored by Representative VOLK of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York and Representatives: BEAVERS of South Berwick, CASAVANT of Biddeford, ESPLING of New Gloucester, GUERIN of Glenburn, SHORT of Pittsfield, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, VILLA of Harrison.

 

            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Protect Social Media Privacy in School and the Workplace"

(H.P. 838)  (L.D. 1194)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCLELLAN of Raymond.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, MAKER of Calais, POULIOT of Augusta, RUSSELL of Portland, WOOD of Sabattus.

 

            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Freedom of Access Act"

(H.P. 861)  (L.D. 1216)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAREY of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator THOMAS of Somerset and Representatives: BEAULIEU of Auburn, CROCKETT of Bethel, EVANGELOS of Friendship, HARVELL of Farmington, PRIEST of Brunswick, Senators: HILL of York, KATZ of Kennebec, PATRICK of Oxford.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-22)  Bill "An Act To Update a Reference Contained in the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code"

(H.P. 821)  (L.D. 1156)

 

Sponsored by Representative RUSSELL of Portland.

 

            (3-23)  Bill "An Act To Establish the Fair Chance for Employment Act"

(H.P. 822)  (L.D. 1157)

 

Sponsored by Representative RUSSELL of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

            (3-24)  Bill "An Act To Protect the Privacy of Job Applicants"

(H.P. 839)  (L.D. 1195)

 

Sponsored by Representative JONES of Freedom.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAVERS of South Berwick, CHIPMAN of Portland, HICKMAN of Winthrop, SANDERSON of Chelsea, VILLA of Harrison.

 

            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Postgraduate Education Requirements for Physicians Who Have Completed an Accredited Residency Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery"

(H.P. 840)  (L.D. 1196)

 

Sponsored by Representative VOLK of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: DeCHANT of Bath, KENT of Woolwich, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

            (3-26)  Bill "An Act To Allow Stores under 10,000 Square Feet To Be Open on Certain Holidays"

(H.P. 841)  (L.D. 1197)

 

Sponsored by Representative JOHNSON of Eddington.

Cosponsored by Senator YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot and Representatives: BENNETT of Kennebunk, CAMPBELL of Orrington, GILLWAY of Searsport, PEASE of Morrill, PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            (3-27)  Bill "An Act To Protect Earned Pay"

(H.P. 842)  (L.D. 1198)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Newfield, GILBERT of Jay, HAMANN of South Portland, MASON of Topsham, MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

 

            (3-28)  Bill "An Act Regarding Mobile Home Ownership"

(H.P. 843)  (L.D. 1199)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot and Representatives: CAREY of Lewiston, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, FREY of Bangor, GOODE of Bangor, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, MOONEN of Portland, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono.

 

            (3-29)  Bill "An Act To Impose a Duty To Warn and Protect on Mental Health Professionals"

(H.P. 844)  (L.D. 1200)

 

Sponsored by Representative EVANGELOS of Friendship.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford and Representatives: DORNEY of Norridgewock, FREDETTE of Newport, MARKS of Pittston, PRINGLE of Windham, SHORT of Pittsfield, STUCKEY of Portland, VOLK of Scarborough, WELSH of Rockport.

 

            (3-30)  Bill "An Act To Protect Employees from Abusive Work Environments"

(H.P. 845)  (L.D. 1201)

 

Sponsored by Representative GIDEON of Freeport.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: CASSIDY of Lubec, ESPLING of New Gloucester, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, SCHNECK of Bangor, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, Senator: GERZOFSKY of Cumberland.

 

            (3-31)  Bill "An Act To Update the Maine Veterinary Practice Act"

(H.P. 846)  (L.D. 1202)

 

Sponsored by Representative DILL of Old Town.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, CRAY of Palmyra, MAREAN of Hollis, MORIARTY of Cumberland, NOON of Sanford, PRINGLE of Windham, SHAW of Standish.

 

            (3-32)  Bill "An Act To Encourage Financing of Manufactured Housing for the Workforce"

(H.P. 847)  (L.D. 1203)

 

Sponsored by Representative VOLK of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: FOWLE of Vassalboro, MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach, NADEAU of Winslow, SIROCKI of Scarborough, Senators: CUSHING of Penobscot, PATRICK of Oxford, THIBODEAU of Waldo, WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

            (3-33)  Bill "An Act To Modify Franchise Territories for Personal Sports Mobile Dealerships"

(H.P. 862)  (L.D. 1217)

 

Sponsored by Representative JONES of Freedom.

 

            (3-34)  Bill "An Act To Improve Access to Oral Health Care"

(H.P. 870)  (L.D. 1230)

 

Sponsored by Speaker EVES of North Berwick.

Cosponsored by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough, Senator BURNS of Washington and Representatives: BEAVERS of South Berwick, BOLAND of Sanford, CAMPBELL of Newfield, CASSIDY of Lubec, CHIPMAN of Portland, CROCKETT of Bethel, DAVIS of Sangerville, DUNPHY of Embden, EVANGELOS of Friendship, FARNSWORTH of Portland, GATTINE of Westbrook, GIFFORD of Lincoln, GOODE of Bangor, HAMANN of South Portland, HARVELL of Farmington, JORGENSEN of Portland, KESCHL of Belgrade, KINNEY of Limington, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, KORNFIELD of Bangor, LIBBY of Waterboro, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, MORIARTY of Cumberland, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, SCHNECK of Bangor, SHAW of Standish, SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, STUCKEY of Portland, THERIAULT of Madawaska, TURNER of Burlington, WALLACE of Dexter, Senators: CRAVEN of Androscoggin, HASKELL of Cumberland, HILL of York, JACKSON of Aroostook, MAZUREK of Knox, PATRICK of Oxford, PLUMMER of Cumberland, TUTTLE of York, WOODBURY of Cumberland.

 

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

 

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            (3-35)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Increase the Length of Terms of Senators to 4 Years

(H.P. 823)  (L.D. 1158)

 

Sponsored by Representative VOLK of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator THOMAS of Somerset and Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, CHASE of Wells, CLARK of Easton, DION of Portland, ESPLING of New Gloucester, EVANGELOS of Friendship, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, FARNSWORTH of Portland, GIDEON of Freeport, GILBERT of Jay, GRANT of Gardiner, HAMANN of South Portland, HOBBINS of Saco, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, KENT of Woolwich, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, LIBBY of Lewiston, LOCKMAN of Amherst, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach, MASON of Topsham, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, MORRISON of South Portland, NADEAU of Fort Kent, PEASE of Morrill, PEOPLES of Westbrook, POWERS of Naples, ROCHELO of Biddeford, RUSSELL of Portland, RYKERSON of Kittery, SCHNECK of Bangor, SHAW of Standish, SHORT of Pittsfield, SIROCKI of Scarborough, STANLEY of Medway, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TREAT of Hallowell, TYLER of Windham, WALLACE of Dexter, WELSH of Rockport, WILLETTE of Mapleton, WILSON of Augusta, WINSOR of Norway, Senators: President ALFOND of Cumberland, COLLINS of York, CUSHING of Penobscot, PATRICK of Oxford, SHERMAN of Aroostook, THIBODEAU of Waldo, WOODBURY of Cumberland.

 

            (3-36)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Appeal Process of Code Enforcement Officers and Boards of Appeal"

(H.P. 848)  (L.D. 1204)

 

Sponsored by Representative HOBBINS of Saco.

 

            (3-37)  RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Require the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives To Be Maine Natives

(H.P. 865)  (L.D. 1220)

 

Sponsored by Representative BOLDUC of Auburn.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-38)  Bill "An Act To Lower the Rate of Excise Tax on Older Vehicles To Acknowledge the Longer Life Span of Motor Vehicles"

(H.P. 849)  (L.D. 1205)

 

Sponsored by Representative CRAY of Palmyra.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: CRAFTS of Lisbon, GIFFORD of Lincoln, TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

 

            (3-39)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Equity in the Taxation of Food Items"

(H.P. 850)  (L.D. 1206)

 

Sponsored by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay.

Cosponsored by Representatives: RANKIN of Hiram, SANBORN of Gorham.

 

            (3-40)  Bill "An Act To Expand the Property Tax Exemption for Veterans Who Are 100% Disabled"

(H.P. 851)  (L.D. 1207)

 

Sponsored by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York and Representatives: BEAULIEU of Auburn, DAVIS of Sangerville, DeCHANT of Bath, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, PRIEST of Brunswick, VILLA of Harrison, WILSON of Augusta, Senator: BURNS of Washington.

 

            (3-41)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Regarding Affordable Housing Tax Increment Financing"

(H.P. 863)  (L.D. 1218)

 

Sponsored by Representative MOONEN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator: HASKELL of Cumberland.

 

            (3-42)  Bill "An Act To Promote Tourism and Economic Development"

(H.P. 866)  (L.D. 1227)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: EVANGELOS of Friendship, GOODE of Bangor, LIBBY of Lewiston, MOONEN of Portland, STANLEY of Medway, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, Senators: HASKELL of Cumberland, MILLETT of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-43)  Resolve, To Establish the Commuter and Passenger Rail Advisory Task Force (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 852)  (L.D. 1208)

 

Sponsored by Representative VEROW of Brewer.

Cosponsored by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland, Senator YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot and Representatives: BECK of Waterville, BROOKS of Winterport, CAMPBELL of Orrington, CAREY of Lewiston, FREY of Bangor, GILLWAY of Searsport, GOODE of Bangor, GUERIN of Glenburn, KUSIAK of Fairfield, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, NADEAU of Winslow, SCHNECK of Bangor, SHORT of Pittsfield, STANLEY of Medway, TURNER of Burlington, WERTS of Auburn, WILSON of Augusta, Senator: MAZUREK of Knox.

 

            (3-44)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Use of Public Resources for a Privately Owned East-west Highway"

(H.P. 853)  (L.D. 1209)

 

Sponsored by Representative CASSIDY of Lubec.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CHAPMAN of Brooksville, CHENETTE of Saco, GIDEON of Freeport, NOON of Sanford, RYKERSON of Kittery.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-45)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Compliance with the Laws Governing Elections"

(H.P. 854)  (L.D. 1210)

 

Sponsored by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York and Representative: BEAULIEU of Auburn, Senators: MASON of Androscoggin, PATRICK of Oxford.

 

            (3-46)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning Absentee Ballots"

(H.P. 855)  (L.D. 1211)

 

Sponsored by Representative COTTA of China.

 

            (3-47)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Run-off Process for the Election of the Governor, United States Senator or United States Representative"

(H.P. 864)  (L.D. 1219)

 

Sponsored by Representative EVANGELOS of Friendship.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODBURY of Cumberland and Representatives: BOLDUC of Auburn, BROOKS of Winterport, CASAVANT of Biddeford, JONES of Freedom, KAENRATH of South Portland, KRUGER of Thomaston, LIBBY of Lewiston, Senator: PATRICK of Oxford.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Criminal Law Advisory Commission

 

 

            (3-48)  Representative DION for the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2 asks leave to report that the accompanying Bill "An Act To Address Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking and Prostitution"

(H.P. 824)  (L.D. 1159)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Administrator of the Unorganized Territory

 

 

            (3-49)  Representative GOODE for the Administrator of the Unorganized Territory pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 36, section 1604 asks leave to report that the accompanying Bill "An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2013-14" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 867)  (L.D. 1228)

 

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

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Zach Gilpin, of Hampden, a student at Hampden Academy and a member of the 2013 Class A State Championship Team, who received a William Warner Award from the Bangor Daily News for most valuable player for the Class A boys tournament.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Zach on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 114)

 

 

            (5-2)  the following members of the Hampden Academy Boys Basketball Team, of Hampden, who have won the 2013 Class A State Championship:  players Jake Black, Brian Fickett, Nicholas Gilpin, Zachary Gilpin, Deshaun Jones, Matthew Martin, Brendan McIntyre, Conary Moore, Tyler Norris, Matthew Palmer, Cameron Scott, Samuel Scott and Logan Stewart; managers James Baines and Max Moore; coach Russ Bartlett; and assistant coaches Gary Colson, Tyler Ross and Blaine Meehan.  The team won the title in an undefeated season of 22-0.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the team on their achievement;

 

(SLS 115)

 

 

            (5-3)  Gail Kelly, of Brewer, who has been honored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as the Congressional Staff Person of the Year, an award that recognizes the key role staff persons play in raising awareness of and furthering issues important to those impacted by multiple sclerosis.  Ms. Kelly served as the state director for former United States Senator Olympia Snowe and was a member of her staff for more than 30 years.  She is only the 3rd recipient of this award and the first state or district staff person to receive it.  We extend our congratulations to Ms. Kelly on her receiving this award and we send our appreciation for her contributions to the people of the State;

 

(SLS 116)

 

 

            (5-4)  the York High School Boys Indoor Track Team, on its winning the 2013 Class B State Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the team on their achievement;

 

(SLS 117)

 

 

            (5-5)  the Honorable Mary Cathcart, of Orono, former Member of the Maine State Legislature and current Senior Policy Associate with the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine, on her induction into the Maine Women's Hall of Fame for her contributions to the lives of women in Maine.  She began to advance the cause of women's rights with volunteer work at Spruce Run in Bangor, the 3rd-oldest domestic violence shelter in the country.  Ms. Cathcart served in the House of Representatives for 3 terms and for 4 terms in the Senate.  She has been a stalwart supporter of women's issues throughout her life and she was a leader in promoting legislation that improved the status of women and protected the family.  Ms. Cathcart has served on the Maine Commission of Women and was a founder of the Eastern Regional Commission for Women, and has served on the boards for several other coalitions and centers that promote the health and welfare of women.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on her induction into the Maine Women's Hall of Fame;

 

(SLS 118)

 

 

            (5-6)  the following members of the St. Dominic Academy boys golf team, who won the Class C State Championship:  players Zack DeBlois, John Marcous, Andrew Marcous, Reid Allen, Mike Richard, Mitch Lorenz, Mike Bryant, Matt Keaney, Nate Richard, Manoli Gammaitoni and Brendan Donovan; head coach Kevin Cullen; junior varsity coach and assistant varsity coach Laurie Cullen; and junior high coach Christine Richard.  This is the 4th time the school has earned this title in 7 years, and we congratulate the members of the team on this achievement;

 

(HLS 86)

Presented by Representative BEAULIEU of Auburn.

Cosponsored by Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin, Representative WERTS of Auburn, Representative BOLDUC of Auburn.

 

 

            (5-7)  Ron Severance, of Readfield, on the occasion of his retirement from the Department of Environmental Protection after 36 years of service.  Mr. Severance has worked tirelessly over the years to protect and improve Maine's air quality and environment.  He has earned the respect of both colleagues and the general public as an advocate for the environment and the public's health.  One of his most important contributions to the department and to the State has been the air quality improvements that are a result of his efforts.  We send Mr. Severance our appreciation for his service and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his retirement;

 

(HLS 87)

Presented by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop.

 

 

            (5-8)  Matt McPherson, of Fort Fairfield, who is the recipient of a 2013 Real Hero Award from the American Red Cross Pine Tree Chapter.  Mr. McPherson helped save the lives of a mother and her twins during a home birth when one baby was not receiving sufficient oxygen and the other baby was in a breech position.  We congratulate Mr. McPherson on his receiving this well-deserved honor;

 

(HLS 88)

Presented by Representative CLARK of Easton.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-9)  Kent Smith, of Blaine, who is the recipient of a 2013 Real Hero Award from the American Red Cross Pine Tree Chapter.  Mr. Smith helped save a man whose clothing was caught in a bin piler machine at a potato house.  We congratulate Mr. Smith on his receiving this well-deserved honor;

 

(HLS 89)

Presented by Representative CLARK of Easton.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-10)  Jeff Leighton, of Fort Fairfield, who is the recipient of a 2013 Real Hero Award from the American Red Cross Pine Tree Chapter.  Mr. Leighton helped save the lives of a mother and her twins during a home birth when one baby was not receiving sufficient oxygen and the other baby was in a breech position.  We congratulate Mr. Leighton on his receiving this well-deserved honor;

 

(HLS 90)

Presented by Representative CLARK of Easton.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-11)  Brayden Mott, 8, of Orrington, for his selfless efforts in collecting more than 2,000 toys for needy children in the Bangor area.  In 2011, Brayden organized a similar toy drive, gathering 322 toys in the 2 weeks before Christmas, prompted by a television news story about homelessness.  He continued his endeavor in 2012, reaching out to family and friends across the globe to help him achieve his goal, as well as to the Maine Discovery Museum and the Bangor Region Leadership Institute, which were instrumental in helping him help others.  As a result of his hard work, Brayden received boxes of toys, gift cards, checks and cash to help bring his objective to fruition.  We send Brayden our appreciation for his spirit of giving and we commend him on his ability to accomplish such a worthy goal;

 

(HLS 91)

Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-12)  Russell W. Libby, of Mt. Vernon, former longtime Executive Director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, who was dedicated to his profession, his community and to the State.  Born in Lincoln, Mr. Libby spent most of his childhood in Sorrento, where his lifelong love of the wildlife and woodlands of Maine began.  He was a 1974 graduate of Sumner High School and the president of his class.  Mr. Libby graduated from Bowdoin College in 1978 with a degree in economics, and he later earned his master's degree in resource economics from the University of Maine.  He worked throughout his adult life to strengthen Maine's economy through the growth of local, organic food sources.  Mr. Libby was a researcher for the National Center for Economic Alternatives in Augusta, and he worked for 10 years at the Maine Department of Agriculture.  He served on the board of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association from 1983 to 1995 and as its executive director from 1995 until his retirement in 2012.  During his leadership, Mr. Libby oversaw the association's move to the Common Ground Education Center in Unity and the growth of its programming and of organic farming in general throughout the State.  Mr. Libby will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family, his many friends and the many farmers, gardeners and Mainers whose lives he touched;

 

(SLS 26)

 

 

            (5-13)  Major Gregory W. Sanborn, Deputy Chief Game Warden, of Sidney, a 23-year veteran of the Maine Warden Service and dedicated public servant.  Major Sanborn, born in Bridgton, graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1984 and received his bachelor's degree from the University of Southern Maine in 1988.  He taught industrial arts in Bingham and in Fryeburg.  His lifelong dream to become a Maine Game Warden was realized in 1990 after he graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and the Maine Warden School.  His various assignments took him to the Kittery district and then the Sebago district.  In 1997, he was promoted to sergeant, serving in Calais until he transferred to Lincoln.  In 2004, he was promoted to major and assigned to Augusta, working tirelessly to uphold professional standards and to ensure that the agency was meeting the demands of the times.  We acknowledge the exemplary life and career of Major Sanborn and his commitment to public service and to the State.  He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Deborah, his family and those whose lives he touched;

 

(SLS 108)

 

 

            (5-14)  Beth Pendleton Clark, of Augusta, author, pastor and educator.  Dr. Clark was born in Bradford, New Hampshire and grew up in Bangor, where her father was the pastor of Columbia Street Baptist Church, and later the family moved to Waterville.  She graduated from Colby College with an AB degree and from Andover Newton Theological Seminary with a BD degree.  In 1968 she received a Master of Divinity degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and in 1981, at the age of 69, became the first woman to receive a Doctor of Ministry degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary.  In 1940, she married the Reverend John G. Clark of Augusta, Georgia.  As he served churches in the South, she raised their 2 children and served those churches by working with youth, singing in the choir and directing plays.  After the death of her husband in 1955, she completed his book, Meditations on the Lord's Supper, which was published in 1958.  Dr. Clark held several professional positions, including the position of Executive Director of the YWCAs in Bristol, Tennessee and Asheville, North Carolina.  She was also Dean of Women at Anderson College in Anderson, South Carolina and at Eastern College in St. Davids, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Clark was Volunteer Resources Coordinator at the Selinsgrove State School and Hospital from 1965 to 1978.  Following her retirement in 1978, Dr. Clark studied and traveled extensively.  While serving on the National United Church Board, she visited mission stations in Jamaica, Haiti and Puerto Rico.  She was an interim pastor for twenty-one churches in the Penn Central Conference.  After moving to Maine, she continued to do some preaching, including at churches in Falmouth and Deer Isle.  She will be greatly missed and long remembered by her family, including her loving daughter and son-in-law, the Honorable Beverly Daggett and Thomas Daggett, her friends and those whose lives she touched;

 

(SLS 119)

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass on Bill "An Act To Reduce Youth Cancer Risk"

(S.P. 105)  (L.D. 272)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CRAVEN of Androscoggin
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    FARNSWORTH of Portland
                                    CASSIDY of Lubec
                                    DORNEY of Norridgewock
                                    GATTINE of Westbrook
                                    McELWEE of Caribou
                                    STUCKEY of Portland

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea
                                    SIROCKI of Scarborough

            Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians - of the House - supports the Majority Ought to Pass Report.

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.

 

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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. 91)  (L.D. 255) Bill "An Act To Establish July 27th as Maine Korean War Veteran Recognition Day" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 158)  (L.D. 416) Bill "An Act To Allow Complainants in Disciplinary Actions To Attend Informal Conferences Held by the State Board of Nursing in Executive Session"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 205)  (L.D. 296) Bill "An Act To Equalize the Fire Investigation and Prevention Tax Paid by Insurers"  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 298)  (L.D. 426) Bill "An Act To Provide for the Continuity of a Veterinary Practice Subsequent to the Death or Incapacitation of the Owner"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass

 

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

Second Day

 

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

 

            (8-1)  (S.P. 117)  (L.D. 284) Bill "An Act To Amend the Duties of the Division of Forestry"

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Amend the Charter of the Ogunquit Sewer District

(S.P. 32)  (L.D. 81)
(C. "A" S-5)

 

 

            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)  Resolve, Regarding Revenue from the World Acadian Congress Commemorative Registration Plate

(S.P. 151)  (L.D. 371)

 

 

            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

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws Governing Requisite Tire Size and Frame Height

(S.P. 13)  (L.D. 21)
(C. "A" S-4)

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Lower the Cost of Copies of Medical Records

(S.P. 15)  (L.D. 23)

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Modify Administration of the Fund Insurance Review Board

(H.P. 132)  (L.D. 157)

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Clarify Physicians' Delegation of Medical Care

(H.P. 159)  (L.D. 198)

 

            (10-7)  An Act Regarding Registration and Correction of Death Information on Death Certificates

(S.P. 88)  (L.D. 252)

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Reduce Reporting Responsibilities of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

(S.P. 119)  (L.D. 286)

 

            (10-9)  An Act To Allow Young Adult Offenders To Be Confined in Juvenile Correctional Facilities and To Comply with Federal Law Requirements

(S.P. 133)  (L.D. 353)

 

            (10-10)  An Act To Amend the County Jail Inspection Requirement for Nationally Accredited Facilities

(S.P. 134)  (L.D. 354)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, March 21, 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 Protect the State's Property Rights in Maine State Museum Research" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 717)  (L.D. 1019)

 

- In House, REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY on March 14, 2013.

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS in NON-CONCURRENCE.

TABLED - March 20, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         Bill "An Act To Create the Children's Wireless Protection Act"

(H.P. 711)  (L.D. 1013)

 

- In House, REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on March 14, 2013.

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY in NON-CONCURRENCE.

TABLED - March 21, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing the Central Aroostook High School Boys Basketball Team, of Mars Hill

(SLS 111)

 

- In Senate, READ and PASSED.

TABLED - March 21, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative CLARK of Easton.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE JUNE 19, 2013

 

NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Health and Human Services on Bill "An Act Concerning the Use of Tobacco Settlement Funds for Children's Health Care"

(H.P. 140)  (L.D. 180)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-10)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws That Govern the Activities of Insurance Adjusters"

(H.P. 165)  (L.D. 204)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (11 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-12)  (2 members)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Exempt Members of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians from Property Tax"

(H.P. 277)  (L.D. 402)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (12 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-11)  (1 member)

 

 

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 26, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Resolve, Regarding the Transfer of State Property To Assist the Save the Depot Project in Greenville

(S.P. 407)  (L.D. 1170)

 

            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 Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Fund Main Street and Downtown Economic Development Projects"

(S.P. 400)  (L.D. 1163)

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Retirement Benefits for Capitol Police Officers"

(S.P. 412)  (L.D. 1175)

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for the Maine Community Reinvestment and Job Creation Fund"

(S.P. 417)  (L.D. 1180)

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support the Maine Technology Institute's Action Plan Implementation"

(S.P. 421)  (L.D. 1223)

 

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

 

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            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Repeal the Law Allowing Concealed Weapons in State Parks with Certain Exceptions"

(S.P. 410)  (L.D. 1173)

 

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

 

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            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Reduce Obesity among Schoolchildren"

(S.P. 397)  (L.D. 1160)

 

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

 

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            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Encourage the Use of Biofuels in the State"

(S.P. 415)  (L.D. 1178)

 

            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Further Strengthen the Protection of Pregnant Women and Children from Toxic Chemicals"

(S.P. 418)  (L.D. 1181)

 

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

 

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            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Regulated Safe Access to Medical Marijuana"

(S.P. 398)  (L.D. 1161)

 

            (1-11)  Bill "An Act To Improve the Safety of Workers Who Provide Direct Mental Health and Social Services"

(S.P. 402)  (L.D. 1165)

 

            (1-12)  Bill "An Act Regarding Records Retention by Mental Health Practitioners"

(S.P. 403)  (L.D. 1166)

 

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

 

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            (1-13)  Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study the Creation of a State and Federal Fish and Wildlife Museum at the Massabesic Experimental Forest in Alfred and Lyman (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 411)  (L.D. 1174)

 

            (1-14)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen Maine's Wildlife Laws"

(S.P. 423)  (L.D. 1225)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE 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 26, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Ensure the Rights of Patients"

(S.P. 399)  (L.D. 1162)

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Maine Guaranteed Access Reinsurance Association"

(S.P. 404)  (L.D. 1167)

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Require Health Insurers To Use One Geographic Area as Permitted by the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act"

(S.P. 413)  (L.D. 1176)

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Create the Brunswick Landing Job Increment Financing Fund"

(S.P. 416)  (L.D. 1179)

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Preserve the Dynamic Status Quo Pending Expiration of Collective Bargaining Agreements"

(S.P. 419)  (L.D. 1221)

 

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

 

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            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Support the Maine Downtown Center"

(S.P. 409)  (L.D. 1172)

 

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

 

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            (1-7)  Resolve, To Allow Certain Holders of Lobster and Crab Fishing Licenses To Harvest River Herring for Personal Use as Bait

(S.P. 408)  (L.D. 1171)

 

            (1-8)  Bill "An Act Regarding Advertising of Maine Shellfish"

(S.P. 422)  (L.D. 1224)

 

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

 

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            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Accountability in State Contracts"

(S.P. 406)  (L.D. 1169)

 

            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Implement the Recommendations from the Discontinued and Abandoned Roads Stakeholder Group"

(S.P. 414)  (L.D. 1177)

 

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

 

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            (1-11)  Bill "An Act To Allow Cooperative Housing Owners Who Are Blind To Qualify for the Property Tax Exemption"

(S.P. 401)  (L.D. 1164)

 

            (1-12)  Bill "An Act To Improve Maine Veterans' Property Tax Exemptions"

(S.P. 424)  (L.D. 1226)

 

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

 

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            (1-13)  Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study How To Improve Maine's Transportation Infrastructure (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 405)  (L.D. 1168)

 

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

 

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            (1-14)  Resolve, To Create a Task Force on Maine's Ethics and Transparency Laws (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 420)  (L.D. 1222)

 

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

 

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

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

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

 

NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Reduce the Income Tax on Capital Gains"

(H.P. 57)  (L.D. 65)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (8 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-13)  (5 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Taxation on RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Permit the Legislature To Provide a One-year Period of Penalty Relief for Withdrawal of Forest Land from Current Use Valuation

(H.P. 89)  (L.D. 107)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-14)  (3 members)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Increase the State Earned Income Credit"

(H.P. 305)  (L.D. 455)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-15)  (8 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (5 members)

 

(4)  From the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Bill "An Act To Adjust Maine's Minimum Wage Annually Based on Cost-of-living Changes"

(H.P. 430)  (L.D. 611)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-16)  (8 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (5 members)