Table of Contents

House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
Second Day
BILLS IN THE SECOND READING
House as Amended
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
SUPPLEMENT NO. 5
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


26th Legislative Day

Thursday, March 28, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Kurt Nelson, Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life, Colby College, Waterville.

 

            National Anthem by Sarah Ann Vigue, Dexter.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Samuel Cady, M.D., Yarmouth.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Improve Professional Training for Licensed Mental Health Clinicians"

(S.P. 432)  (L.D. 1238)

 

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

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.P. 897)

 

YORK SCHOOL DEPARTMENT

OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

469 U.S. ROUTE ONE

YORK, MAINE 03909-1638

 

March 20, 2013

 

WHEREAS, the Governor's unprecedented biennial budget proposal places school districts and towns in an untenable and uncertain fiscal position during their budget planning; and

 

WHEREAS, the proposal falls $200 million short of funding local schools at the 55% level passed in referendum; would continue cuts to the state's reimbursement of General Purpose Aid by an estimated $12.6 million; would shift more than $28 million in retirement costs onto school districts resulting in significant losses of local tax revenue; and

 

WHEREAS, the above shifts costs to towns, particularly the more than 70 minimum receivers in the state, whose only major means of raising revenue is property taxes, be it

 

RESOLVED, the York School Committee calls upon the Maine State Legislature to reject these proposals, identify harmful cost savings, and raise revenue in an equitable fashion to avoid this regressive tax shift.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

S/Tim Fitzgerald, Chair

for the York School Committee

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.P. 898)

 

ROCKPORT, MAINE

101 MAIN STREET

ROCKPORT, MAINE  04856

 

March 11, 2013

 

WHEREAS, Governor LePage has proposed a biennial budget which would have a significant and negative impact on local municipal services and property taxes; and

 

WHEREAS, this biennial budget proposal calls for redirecting that portion of the sales and income tax revenues normally distributed to municipalities under the Revenue Sharing Program toward balancing the State Budget; and

 

WHEREAS, this biennial budget proposal calls for redirecting commercial vehicle excise tax revenues away from municipalities toward balancing the State Budget; and

 

WHEREAS, this biennial budget proposal dramatically curtails the Homestead and Circuit Breaker programs designed to reduce local resident property tax burdens for the purpose of balancing the State Budget; and

 

WHEREAS, this biennial budget proposal calls for the elimination of the BETR program that reimburses municipalities for lost personal property taxes for the purpose of balancing the State Budget; and

 

WHEREAS, this biennial budget proposal calls for drastically reducing funding to local schools (again failing to meet the Citizen Referendum mandate of 55% support) for the purpose of balancing the State Budget; therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, that the Select Board for the Town of Rockport calls upon the Maine Legislature and Senator Edward Mazurek (Knox County) and Representative Joan Welsh (Camden-Rockport) to reject these proposals and restore revenue sharing to municipalities, retain full funding of General Assistance reimbursements, maintain the homestead and circuit breaker relief programs, restore excise taxes to previous levels, retain the BETR program and support to schools in order to avoid this regressive tax shift.

 

S/William Chapman, Chair

S/Charlton Ames, Vice-Chair

S/Tracy Lee Murphy, Member

S/Geoffrey Parker, Member

S/Kenneth McKinley, Member

S/Roger Moody, Interim Town Manager

 

March 14, 2013

A True Copy, Attest:

S/Linda M. Greenlaw, Town Clerk

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 110)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

March 28, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has approved the request by the Sponsor, Representative Briggs of Mexico, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 543         An Act To Create Reciprocity of All-terrain Vehicle Registration with the State of New Hampshire

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs has approved the request by the Sponsor, Representative Carey of Lewiston, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 1002       An Act Regarding the Required Local Contribution in the School Funding Formula

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 111)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

March 28, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

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

 

Health and Human Services

L.D. 650         Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Seek a Federal Waiver of Certain Requirements Regarding Contracting for Transportation Services under MaineCare

L.D. 710         Resolve, Requiring the Department of Health and Human Services To Adopt an Alternative MaineCare Nonemergency Transportation System to the Current Risk-based Prepaid Ambulatory Health Plan (EMERGENCY)

 

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

L.D. 86           Resolve, Directing the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Amend Its Process of Gathering Public Opinion on Rulemaking and Other Projects

 

Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

L.D. 36           An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Record Keeping for Pawn Transactions

L.D. 116         An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Pine Tree Development Zones To Require Payment of a Livable Wage

L.D. 554         Resolve, Requiring the Department of Economic and Community Development To Market the Positive Attributes of the State of Maine

L.D. 732         An Act To Impose a Holding Period during Which a Dealer in Secondhand Precious Metals Must Retain Property

 

Taxation

L.D. 400         An Act To Amend the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of House

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Allow Ignition Interlock Devices on Vehicles Operated by First-time Offenders of Operating Under the Influence"

(H.P. 899)  (L.D. 1260)

 

Sponsored by Representative NUTTING of Oakland.

Cosponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock, Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland and Representatives: CASAVANT of Biddeford, DION of Portland, PEASE of Morrill, TYLER of Windham.

 

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

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Improve Access for Maine Students to Postsecondary Education"

(H.P. 900)  (L.D. 1261)

 

Sponsored by Representative LIBBY of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: BEAULIEU of Auburn, CAREY of Lewiston, COTTA of China, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, MALABY of Hancock, POULIOT of Augusta, VOLK of Scarborough.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Reduce Energy Costs"

(H.P. 901)  (L.D. 1262)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

 

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

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Increase Funding for the Snowmobile Trail Fund and Adjust the Sales Tax Relating to Snowmobiles and Trail-grooming Equipment"

(H.P. 902)  (L.D. 1263)

 

Sponsored by Representative STANLEY of Medway.

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act Allowing the Harvesting of Yellow Perch with Seines" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 903)  (L.D. 1264)

 

Sponsored by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls.

Cosponsored by Senator THOMAS of Somerset and Representatives: BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, DAVIS of Sangerville, DEVIN of Newcastle, DILL of Old Town, JACKSON of Oxford, KENT of Woolwich, MARKS of Pittston, SHAW of Standish.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen Maine's Assent Language for Participation in the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act"

(H.P. 904)  (L.D. 1265)

 

Sponsored by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville.

Cosponsored by Senator DUTREMBLE of York and Representative: SHAW of Standish.

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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            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Provide the Securities Administrator with the Power To Investigate Potential Violations Involving the Sale of Business Opportunities"

(H.P. 905)  (L.D. 1266)

 

Sponsored by Representative FITZPATRICK of Houlton.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representative: BECK of Waterville.

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

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Recodify the Land Surveyor Licensing Laws"

(H.P. 906)  (L.D. 1267)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representative: CAMPBELL of Newfield.

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

 

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

 

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            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Update Driver Education Requirements"

(H.P. 907)  (L.D. 1268)

 

Sponsored by Representative PEOPLES of Westbrook.

Cosponsored by Representatives: GATTINE of Westbrook, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, VEROW of Brewer, Senator: MAZUREK of Knox.

 

            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Require an Independent Analysis of the Impact of and a Review Process for an East-west Highway prior to Development"

(H.P. 908)  (L.D. 1269)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CASSIDY of Lubec, HARLOW of Portland.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Provide That Innkeepers and Certain Campground Operators Are Not Considered Landlords" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 909)  (L.D. 1270)

 

Sponsored by Representative VEROW of Brewer.

Cosponsored by Senator THOMAS of Somerset and Representatives: BROOKS of Winterport, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth.

 

            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Increase Transparency in Reporting of Party Committees, Political Action Committees and Ballot Question Committees"

(H.P. 910)  (L.D. 1271)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAREY of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York and Representatives: BEAULIEU of Auburn, KESCHL of Belgrade, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, Senators: LANGLEY of Hancock, MASON of Androscoggin, PATRICK of Oxford, YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot.

 

            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Process of Tenant Eviction"

(H.P. 911)  (L.D. 1272)

 

Sponsored by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford.  (BY REQUEST)

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative TREAT of Hallowell, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 896) (Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: FREDETTE of Newport, GIFFORD of Lincoln, LAJOIE of Lewiston, WALLACE of Dexter)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MAINE'S CREDIT UNIONS

 

            WHEREAS, Maine's credit unions are member-owned and member-governed financial cooperatives dedicated and committed to serving the needs of their members and communities.  The not-for-profit structure of credit unions provides each member with an equal voice and representation in the operations of the credit union.  Serving members in all 16 Maine counties and in every community, Maine's credit unions operate with the primary purpose of benefiting the Maine consumers who use credit unions; and

 

            WHEREAS, the economic benefit that Maine's credit unions provide to Maine consumers is approximately $38,000,000 annually, as a result of lower and fewer fees on products and services,  lower interest rates on loans and higher interest rates on savings; and

 

            WHEREAS, Maine is once again ranked as the nation's 5th‑strongest credit union state based on the percentage of the population that uses a credit union, a position Maine has held for 10 consecutive years. With more than 627,000 members, credit unions serve nearly one in every 2 Maine residents; and

 

            WHEREAS, the 2,050 full-time and part-time employees of Maine's credit unions and the more than 1,000 unpaid volunteers who serve on credit union boards and committees demonstrate the core credit union values, philosophy and mission of people helping people by contributing to the communities they serve; and

 

            WHEREAS, since 1990 Maine's credit unions and their members have raised $4,800,000 to help end hunger in Maine.  One hundred percent of all money that is raised through the Maine Credit Unions' Campaign for Ending Hunger stays in Maine and goes directly to assist thousands of Maine families and individuals who otherwise would go hungry.  In addition to contributing thousands of dollars to food pantries in communities across the State, Maine's credit unions also help to provide funds for statewide initiatives to help end hunger, such as being the primary source of funding for the State's only Food Mobile.  In partnership with the Good Shepherd Food‑Bank, the Food Mobile has delivered over 2,693,000 pounds of food to food pantries in every Maine county since it began in 2005; and

 

            WHEREAS, in 2012 Maine's credit unions contributed more than $1,000,000 to a variety of causes and to a number of organizations, such as financial literacy programs, the American Red Cross and Special Olympics.  In the past 10 years, members of Maine's credit unions contributed more than 256,000 hours, including a record of more than 41,500 hours last year, volunteering for organizations and activities in communities throughout the State, making a significant and positive impact not only on the organizations that received this assistance but also on the people who were served by and benefited from the services and resources provided; and

 

            WHEREAS, since 1921 Maine's credit unions have been enhancing the lives of thousands of Maine people, who have been helped to financial success and stability.  Throughout Maine, credit unions continue to play a vital economic and socially responsible role in the lives of individuals and remain a local, significant and stable presence in the communities they serve; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Legislature, now assembled in the First Regular Session, take this opportunity to recognize the Maine Credit Union League and Maine's credit unions for their positive contributions and the significant role they have played in the lives of Maine citizens and their communities for more than 90 years.  Their service and dedication to this State are a tribute to those values and principles that we all hold dear; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the Maine Credit Union League and its 61 member credit unions.

 

 

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            (4-2)  On motion of Representative RANKIN of Hiram, the following House Order:  (H.O. 17)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Sheryl J. Briggs of Mexico be excused March 26 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Kenneth Wade Fredette of Newport be excused March 14 for legislative business.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Paul E. Gilbert of Jay be excused March 21 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Roger A. Jackson of Oxford be excused March 12 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Megan M. Rochelo of Biddeford be excused March 21 for health 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 Bowdoin College Men's Hockey Team, of Brunswick, which won the 2013 New England Small College Athletic Conference Championship and will compete in the NCAA Division III tournament.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the team on this achievement;

 

(SLS 127)

 

 

            (5-2)  the Bowdoin College Women's Hockey Team, of Brunswick, which won the 2013 New England Small College Athletic Conference Championship and will compete in the NCAA Division III tournament.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the team on this achievement;

 

(SLS 128)

 

 

            (5-3)  the following students at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics, in Limestone, who are members of the science team that won the regional Maine Science Bowl competition:  Roger Van Peski, captain, of Northport; Rachel Olugbemi, of Presque Isle; William Popov, of Presque Isle; Belle O'Bryon, of Northport; and Lucy Wilcox, of New Gloucester.  The team's coach is Dr. Deb Eustis-Grandy.  The team will compete at the National Science Bowl finals in April.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the team on this achievement;

 

(SLS 129)

 

 

            (5-4)  Lieutenant Rob Slaving, of Old Orchard Beach, a member of the Portland Fire Department, who is the recipient of a 2013 Real Heroes Award for Lifesaving Service from the American Red Cross of Southern Maine, for his role in saving the life of a woman whose car crashed into Portland Harbor.  Katie Nelson had earlier dived into the water to remove the elderly lady from her car and Lieutenant Slaving swam the woman to shore to safety.  We congratulate Lieutenant Slaving on his receiving this well-deserved honor;

 

(SLS 130)

 

 

            (5-5)  Katie Nelson, of Biddeford, who is the recipient of a 2013 Real Heroes Award for Lifesaving Service from the American Red Cross of Southern Maine for her role in saving the life of a woman whose car crashed into Portland Harbor.  Ms. Nelson was dining in a nearby restaurant when she heard the crash.  She ran to the scene, dived into the water and swam to the partially submerged car.  Ms. Nelson crawled through a smashed window and found an elderly woman floating inside.  She grabbed the woman's hands and pulled her out of the car.  Lieutenant Slaving, of the Portland Fire Department, swam her to waiting helpers and to safety.  We congratulate Ms. Nelson on her receiving this well-deserved honor;

 

(SLS 131)

 

 

            (5-6)  Dr. Jill Mahoney, of Saco, who is the recipient of a 2013 Real Heroes Award for Medical Provider from the American Red Cross of Southern Maine for her positive impact, her acts of heroism, courage, kindness and unselfish character as she serves the community.  We extend our congratulations to her on her receiving this well-deserved award;

 

(SLS 133)

 

 

            (5-7)  Michael Wells, of South Portland, who is the recipient of an American Red Cross of Maine 2013 Real Heroes Award for his role in saving the life of a woman whose car crashed into Portland Harbor.  Due to his valiant efforts, and the contributions of other bystanders, the woman survived.  We extend our congratulations to Mr. Wells on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 134)

 

 

            (5-8)  Todd Johnston, of Rockland, who was named Officer of the Year by Rockland Lodge No. 1008 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Johnston on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 135)

 

 

            (5-9)  Donald Crudell, of Rockland, who was named Elk of the Year by Rockland Lodge No. 1008 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Crudell on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 136)

 

 

            (5-10)  Bruce Gamage, Jr., of Rockland, who was named Citizen of the Year by Rockland Lodge No. 1008 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Gamage on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 137)

 

 

            (5-11)  the South Thomaston Fire Department, which earned the Safety and Health Award for Public Employees certification.  This certification, also known as SHAPE, recognizes public-sector organizations that voluntarily undertake a rigorous safety achievement program for their workplace.  We congratulate the South Thomaston Fire Department on its receiving this certification;

 

(SLS 138)

 

 

            (5-12)  Donald and Patricia Collins, of Caribou, on the occasion of their 65th wedding anniversary.  Mr. and Mrs. Collins met at the University of Maine before Mr. Collins served overseas and became a decorated World War II infantryman.  They later were married on February 28, 1948.  They have been well-respected members of the community and involved in numerous state and local organizations, along with the family business, S.W. Collins Company.  Mr. Collins was the Retail Lumber Dealers Association of Maine's first Lumber Person of the Year, is a past president of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, served as a director of the former Aroostook Trust Company and Maine National Bank and was chairman of the University of Maine Foundation.   Mrs. Collins was inducted into the Maine Women's Hall of Fame in 2005, was a member of the University of Maine System Board of Trustees, chaired the Maine Committee for Judicial Responsibility and Disability and led the Catholic Charities of Maine Board of Directors.  We join the family and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Collins in extending to them our congratulations and best wishes for continued happiness;

 

(HLS 98)

Presented by Representative McELWEE of Caribou.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-13)  Conor McCadden, of Calais, a junior at Calais High School, who won a gold medal in the science division at the 2013 Academic Decathlon.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Conor on his achievement;

 

(HLS 99)

Presented by Representative MAKER of Calais.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington.

 

 

            (5-14)  the following members of the Calais High School Girls Basketball Team, the Blue Devils, who have won the 2013 Eastern Maine Class C Championship:  players Jordan Hatch, Madison McVicar, Meaghan Cavanaugh, Mallory Black, Kaylee Johnson, Olivia Smith, Kate Cundiff, Sarah Smith, Jasmine Ross, Carson Hold, Taylorae Carter, Sierra Young and Paige Gillespie; head coach Dana Redding; assistant coaches Darcey Gillespie, Bill McVicar and Laverne Redding; and manager Brooke Smith.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the team on their accomplishment;

 

(HLS 100)

Presented by Representative MAKER of Calais.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington.

 

 

            (5-15)  Kristen Champagne, of Perry, a senior at Calais High School, who won a gold medal in the art division at the 2013 Academic Decathlon.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Kristen on her achievement;

 

(HLS 101)

Presented by Representative MAKER of Calais.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington, Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

 

 

            (5-16)  Quinn Sluzenski, of Charlotte, a junior at Calais High School, who won a gold medal in the language and literature division at the 2013 Academic Decathlon.  She was also one of the top scorers overall in the honors division. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Quinn on her achievements;

 

(HLS 102)

Presented by Representative MAKER of Calais.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington.

 

 

            (5-17)  the Town of Columbia Falls, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of its incorporation as a town.  Formerly part of the Town of Columbia, the Town of Columbia Falls was incorporated on March 25, 1863.  Situated on the falls of Pleasant River at the head of the tide, the town was well-placed to provide power for early saw and grist mills.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the good citizens of the Town of Columbia Falls on the sesquicentennial celebration of their town;

 

(HLS 104)

Presented by Representative DOAK of Columbia Falls.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington.

 

 

            (5-18)  Major Robert E. Demchak, USAF (Ret.), of Anson, who has been presented with the Judge Robert T.S. Colby Award, which is given to honor an enrolled volunteer in an "Instructor" position who has excelled in supporting the Naval Sea Cadet Corps or the Navy League Cadet Corps during the past year.  We send our appreciation to Major Demchak for his commitment to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps and to the State and the Nation.  We congratulate him on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 105)

Presented by Representative DUNPHY of Embden.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

 

 

 

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (H.P. 302)  (L.D. 452) Bill "An Act Concerning Hurricane Deductibles"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-17)

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 341)  (L.D. 499) Bill "An Act To Promote Dental Care for Low-income Populations"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-18)

 

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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. 76)  (L.D. 240) Bill "An Act To Allow Motor Fuel Taxable Sales Disclosure"

 

            (8-2)  (S.P. 152)  (L.D. 372) Bill "An Act To Transfer the Responsibilities of the Department of Public Safety, Maine Communications System Policy Board to the Bureau of Consolidated Emergency Communications"

 

            (8-3)  (S.P. 224)  (L.D. 634) Bill "An Act Regarding Permits for Final Disposition of Dead Human Bodies"

 

            (8-4)  (S.P. 79)  (L.D. 243) Resolve, To Direct the Department of Education To Amend Its Rules Regarding Restraint of Students (EMERGENCY)  (C. "A" S-6)

 

            (8-5)  (S.P. 82)  (L.D. 246) Bill "An Act To Provide for the 2013 and 2014 Allocations of the State Ceiling on Private Activity Bonds"  (C. "A" S-9)

 

            (8-6)  (S.P. 93)  (L.D. 260) Bill "An Act To Extend Funding for the Loring Job Increment Financing Fund"  (C. "A" S-7)

 

            (8-7)  (S.P. 131)  (L.D. 351) Bill "An Act To Authorize the Provision of Insurance on Student Loans" (EMERGENCY)  (C. "A" S-8)

 

            (8-8)  (H.P. 213)  (L.D. 304) Bill "An Act To Amend the Representation on the Telecommunications Relay Services Advisory Council"

 

            (8-9)  (H.P. 307)  (L.D. 457) Bill "An Act To Eliminate Certain Data Collection Requirements of the Forest Health and Monitoring Program of the Division of Forestry"

 

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BILLS IN THE SECOND READING

 

 

House as Amended

 

            (9-1)  Bill "An Act Concerning the Use of Tobacco Settlement Funds for Children's Health Care"

(H.P. 140)  (L.D. 180)
(C. "A" H-10)

 

 

            (9-2)  Bill "An Act To Adjust Maine's Minimum Wage Annually Based on Cost-of-living Changes"

(H.P. 430)  (L.D. 611)
(C. "A" H-16)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment yesterday, 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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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)

 

- In House, 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 on March 7, 2013.

- In Senate, 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.

TABLED - March 26, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative WELSH of Rockport.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment in Memory of Major Gregory W. Sanborn, Deputy Chief Game Warden, of Sidney

(SLS 108)

 

- In Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

TABLED - March 26, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - ADOPTION.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         HOUSE REPORT - Ought to Pass - Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY on Bill "An Act To Equalize the Fire Investigation and Prevention Tax Paid by Insurers"

(H.P. 205)  (L.D. 296)

 

TABLED - March 26, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative DION of Portland.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         Bill "An Act To Establish the Maine Length of Service Award Program"

(H.P. 819)  (L.D. 1154)

 

- In House, REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION on March 21, 2013.

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT in NON-CONCURRENCE.

TABLED - March 27, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (5) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-13) - Committee on TAXATION on Bill "An Act To Reduce the Income Tax on Capital Gains"

(H.P. 57)  (L.D. 65)

 

TABLED - March 27, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono.

PENDING - Motion of same Representative to ACCEPT the Majority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (10) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (3) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-14) - 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)

 

TABLED - March 27, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - Motion of Representative TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono to ACCEPT the Majority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report. (Roll Call Ordered)

 

 

 

 

 

10.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (12) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (1) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-11) - 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)

 

TABLED - March 27, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-15) - Minority (5) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on TAXATION on Bill "An Act To Increase the State Earned Income Credit"

(H.P. 305)  (L.D. 455)

 

TABLED - March 27, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono.

PENDING - Motion of same Representative to ACCEPT the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 28, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 439)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the House and Senate adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:00 in the morning.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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

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

Thursday, March 28, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Sustain Emergency Medical Services throughout the State"

(S.P. 435)  (L.D. 1274)

 

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

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Maine Economic Growth Council Regarding Prosperity"

(S.P. 436)  (L.D. 1275)

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Provide Stable Funding for Research and Development in Maine"

(S.P. 437)  (L.D. 1276)

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act Pertaining to the Closing of Municipal Roads for Community Use"

(S.P. 434)  (L.D. 1273)

 

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

 

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

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

Thursday, March 28, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

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. 144)  (L.D. 364) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Regulating Suppliers of Agricultural, Construction, Industrial and Forestry Equipment"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 70)  (L.D. 234) Bill "An Act To Provide Tax Treatment Consistency for Limited Liability Companies and S Corporations"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-11)

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 161)  (L.D. 430) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Who May Appeal a Reconsideration Decision to the Maine Board of Tax Appeals"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-13)

 

            (7-4)  (S.P. 168)  (L.D. 436) Bill "An Act To Raise the Maximum 529 Plan Contribution Tax Deduction"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-10)

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 447)  (L.D. 655) Bill "An Act To Amend or Repeal Outdated or Underutilized Laws Related to Transportation"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass

 

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

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

Thursday, March 28, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

 

NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Transportation on Bill "An Act To Require That Motorcyclists Wear Helmets"

(H.P. 69)  (L.D. 66)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-20)  (3 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Transportation on Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Use of a Handheld Mobile Telephone while Operating a Motor Vehicle"

(H.P. 71)  (L.D. 68)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-19)  (3 members)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Transportation on Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Place a Sign on Northbound Interstate 95 Directing Motorists to Lee Academy

(H.P. 67)  (L.D. 74)

 

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