Table of Contents

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

 


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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


28th Legislative Day

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Mark D. Wilson, Phippsburg Congregational Church (UCC).

 

            National Anthem by Lauren Sterling, Waterville.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, William Bradfield, M.D., Sidney.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Streamline the Charitable Solicitations Act"

(S.P. 438)  (L.D. 1277)

 

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

 

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Effect on Collective Bargaining Agreements of Failure To Validate a School Budget"

(H.P. 918)  (L.D. 1291)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS in the House on April 2, 2013.

 

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

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 121)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

April 2, 2013

 

The 126th Legislature of the State of Maine

State House

Augusta, Maine

 

Dear Honorable Members of the 126th Legislature:

 

Under the authority vested in me by Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, I am hereby vetoing LD 49, "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Payment of Fees to Registers of Deeds."

 

I am concerned when the Legislature decides bills that clarify how government takes money from its citizens makes it to my desk early in the session, while those that deal with major issues facing our state await action.  Those elected to office need to step back and address the real problems facing Maine.  That is why the Maine people elected us and why I have vetoed this bill today.

 

This bill may have merit in its own right, but it represents what is wrong with our system.  The solution always seems to be to ask hardworking families to give more.  That is true at all levels of government: federal, state, county, and local.  We do not need laws explaining how government is supposed to take money; we need action to restore our economy and put Mainers back to work.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 49 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying item An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Payment of Fees to Registers of Deeds

(H.P. 44)  (L.D. 49)

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 117)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

April 1, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Mark A. Vannoy of Waldoboro for reappointment as a Commissioner to the Public Utilities Commission.

 

Pursuant to Title 35-A, MRSA §105, this reappointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 118)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

April 1, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating David J. Barber of Cape Elizabeth for appointment to the Efficiency Maine Trust Board.

 

Pursuant to Title 35-A, MRSA §10103, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 119)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

April 1, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Timothy R. Schneider of Portland for appointment as the Public Advocate.

 

Pursuant to Title 35-A, MRSA §1701-A, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 120)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

April 3, 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:"

 

Criminal Justice and Public Safety

L.D. 664         An Act To Increase the Penalties for Crimes Involving Illegal or Prescription Drugs

L.D. 873         An Act To Establish Positive Reentry Parole

 

Education and Cultural Affairs

L.D. 367         An Act To Repeal the Repeal Provision in the Law That Limits the Reduction of State Subsidy for Education  (EMERGENCY)

 

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

L.D. 96           An Act To Enhance the Deer Population by Increasing Control of Coyotes through Local Conservation Organizations

L.D. 254         Resolve, To Establish the Northern Maine Advisory Task Force on Deer

 

Judiciary

L.D. 311         An Act To Protect Landowners from the Exercise of Eminent Domain in Energy Infrastructure Corridors

L.D. 352         An Act To Prohibit Prisoners from Filing Protection from Harassment Complaints against Corrections Personnel

L.D. 395         An Act To Allow a Pet Owner To Collect Noneconomic Damages for the Death of a Pet

L.D. 550         An Act To Require Probate Judges, Registers of Probate and Registers of Deeds To Be Appointed

L.D. 726         An Act To Adopt the Uniform Parentage Act

 

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 Fairly Distribute the Debt Burden between the State and County Correctional Functions"

(H.P. 944)  (L.D. 1320)

 

Sponsored by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay.

Cosponsored by Senator JOHNSON of Lincoln and Representatives: DEVIN of Newcastle, MARKS of Pittston.

 

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

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Promote Healthy School Lighting"

(H.P. 945)  (L.D. 1321)

 

Sponsored by Representative BOLAND of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York and Representatives: BROOKS of Winterport, HARLOW of Portland, STANLEY of Medway.

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Withdrawal of a Municipality from a Regional School Unit" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 946)  (L.D. 1322)

 

Sponsored by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, MALABY of Hancock, Senator: YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-4)  Resolve, To Place a Temporary Suspension on Permitting of Certain Expedited Grid-scale Wind Energy Developments (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 949)  (L.D. 1325)

 

Sponsored by Representative KAENRATH of South Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DUNPHY of Embden, HARLOW of Portland, JONES of Freedom, MORRISON of South Portland.

 

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

 

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            (3-5)  Bill "An Act Regarding Wind Power Siting in the Unorganized Territory"

(H.P. 947)  (L.D. 1323)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAYES of Buckfield.

Cosponsored by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel and Representatives: BRIGGS of Mexico, DUNPHY of Embden, HARLOW of Portland, HARVELL of Farmington, LIBBY of Waterboro, MALABY of Hancock, McCABE of Skowhegan, NEWENDYKE of Litchfield.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Protect Local Communities When a Mining Project Is Terminated"

(H.P. 948)  (L.D. 1324)

 

Sponsored by Representative KRUGER of Thomaston.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CHAPMAN of Brooksville, EVANGELOS of Friendship, MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation, STUCKEY of Portland, Senator: LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Prevent Youth Tobacco Use" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 950)  (L.D. 1326)

 

Sponsored by Representative ROCHELO of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot, Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc and Representatives: BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, BERRY of Bowdoinham, COTTA of China, DORNEY of Norridgewock, GATTINE of Westbrook, GOODE of Bangor, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, GUERIN of Glenburn, HERBIG of Belfast, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, JACKSON of Oxford, KESCHL of Belgrade, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, RYKERSON of Kittery, SANBORN of Gorham, THERIAULT of Madawaska, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, TREAT of Hallowell, VOLK of Scarborough, WELSH of Rockport, WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro, Senators: CRAVEN of Androscoggin, JOHNSON of Lincoln, SAVIELLO of Franklin, WOODBURY of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Provide Greater Options for Transportation of Public School Students for Cocurricular Activities"

(H.P. 951)  (L.D. 1327)

 

Sponsored by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: GILBERT of Jay, MORRISON of South Portland, TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative HAYES of Buckfield, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 943) (Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN
THE STATE OF MAINE AND THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA

 

            WHEREAS, the United States and the Republic of China, known as Taiwan, share a most important relationship supported by our common values of freedom, democracy, rule of law and commitment to a free market economy; and

 

            WHEREAS, President Ma Ying-jeou has worked tirelessly to uphold democratic principles in Taiwan, ensure the prosperity of Taiwan's more than 23,000,000 people, promote Taiwan's international standing and further improve relations between the United States and Taiwan; and

 

            WHEREAS, Taiwan and the United States, and especially the State of Maine, share a historically close relationship, marked by tourism, strong bilateral trade, educational and cultural exchange and scientific and technological interests; and

 

            WHEREAS, Taiwan is a member of the United States Visa Waiver Program, which reflects the friendship, trust and cooperation shared between our 2 countries and makes travel between Taiwan and the United States for business and tourism even more convenient; and

 

            WHEREAS, the United States ranks as Taiwan's 3rd-largest trading partner; Taiwan was the 16th-largest trading partner of the United States in 2012; and bilateral trade in goods and services between the United States and Taiwan reached $85,000,000,000 in 2011; and

 

            WHEREAS, New England exported approximately $1,400,000,000 in goods to Taiwan, of which Maine exported approximately $15,500,000 in goods, mostly in machinery, transportation equipment and paper; and

 

            WHEREAS, negotiations for a bilateral investment agreement between Taiwan and the United States are an important step towards strengthening bilateral trade and entering into a free trade agreement between our countries, thereby increasing Maine's exports to Taiwan and creating greater bilateral investment and technical collaboration; and

 

            WHEREAS, President Barack H. Obama and the leaders of the 8 other Trans-Pacific Partnership countries announced the achievement of the broad outlines for a 21st-century agreement on November 12, 2011, in which Taiwan has expressed a keen interest to participate, in order to establish close links between economies, enhance competitiveness and benefit consumers; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Asia-Pacific region is the largest market in the world for United States exports and many of Maine's total exports went to markets in the Asia-Pacific region; the export of Maine goods supports an estimated 21,000 jobs; and 2010 data indicate that 1,347 companies exported goods from Maine; and

 

            WHEREAS, Taiwan is the 17th-largest trading economy in the world and is a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, which promotes free trade and economic cooperation throughout the Asia-Pacific region; and

 

            WHEREAS, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the world's key instrument for responding to climate change, and a concerted global effort to combat the challenges posed by climate change requires that Taiwan also be included in the work of this convention, and Taiwan has expressed a keen interest to participate in the global effort to address climate change; and

 

            WHEREAS, it remains in the interest of the traveling public that Taiwan be included in the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization, since Taiwan is a key transport hub in the Asia-Pacific region; the Taipei Flight Information Region, under Taiwan's jurisdiction, covers an area of 176,000 square nautical miles with 1,350,000 controlled flights passing through annually; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to affirm the friendship between Maine and the Republic of China; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That We support the signing of a United States-Taiwan bilateral investment agreement and a free trade agreement in order to further strengthen Maine-Taiwan trade relations, and We support Taiwan's participation in international organizations and agreements, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization and the Trans-Pacific Partnership; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan and to the Director-General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Reese McFarlane, of Cape Elizabeth, a sophomore at Cape Elizabeth High School, who has won the 2013 Class B State Golf Championship.  He was named the Maine Sunday Telegram All-Star Player of the Year.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Reese on this achievement;

 

(SLS 132)

 

 

            (5-2)  the Marshwood High School Wrestling Team, of South Berwick, on its winning the 2013 Class A State Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the team on their achievement;

 

(SLS 141)

 

 

            (5-3)  Brett Gerry, of South Berwick, a sophomore at Marshwood High School, who was named to the 2013 Maine Sunday Telegram All-State Wrestling Team.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Brett on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 142)

 

 

            (5-4)  Cody Hughes, of South Berwick, a sophomore at Marshwood High School, who was named to the 2013 Maine Sunday Telegram All-State Wrestling Team.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Cody on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 143)

 

 

            (5-5)  Matt Rix, of South Berwick, coach of the Class A State Championship Wrestling Team, who has been named the 2013 Maine Sunday Telegram All-State Wrestling Coach of the Year for the second year in a row.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Coach Rix on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 144)

 

 

            (5-6)  Tyler Davidson, of South Berwick, a student at Marshwood High School, who became the 16th Maine wrestler to win a championship in each of his high school years.  He won his 4th title in the 120-pound weight category.  Tyler was also named to the 2013 Maine Sunday Telegram All-State Wrestling Team.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his accomplishments;

 

(SLS 145)

 

 

            (5-7)  Ashley Martin, of Van Buren, a senior at Van Buren Secondary School, who is the recipient of the 2013 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Ashley on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 146)

 

 

            (5-8)  Curtis Paradis, of Biddeford, a sophomore at Biddeford High School, who won the 2013 Class A Slalom Ski State Championship.  This is the second year in a row that Curtis has won the Class A Slalom Ski Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his remarkable achievement;

 

(SLS 147)

 

 

            (5-9)  Herbert York, of Farmington, who won first place in the A Non-Irrigated division and first place in the A No-Till/Strip Till Non-Irrigated division of the 2012 National Corn Growers' Association's Corn Yield Contest in Maine.  This is an annual competition among corn producers with the goal of producing the highest yields.  We send our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. York on his success in this venture;

 

(SLS 148)

 

 

            (5-10)  the Mt. Abram High School Boys Ski Team, on its winning the 2013 Mountain Valley Conference championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the team on their achievement;

 

(SLS 149)

 

 

            (5-11)  the Mt. Abram High School Girls Ski Team, on its winning the 2013 Mountain Valley Conference championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the team on their achievement;

 

(SLS 150)

 

 

            (5-12)  Katahdin Trust Company, of Houlton, on being named the 2013 Business of the Year by the Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce.  The award recognizes the company's commitment to provide a quality service to its customers in a personal and professional manner.  We congratulate Katahdin Trust Company on its receiving this award;

 

(SLS 151)

 

 

            (5-13)  Paul McGillicuddy, of Houlton, on the occasion of his 100th Birthday.  Mr. McGillicuddy was born March 16, 1913.  He was treated to a surprise party by the staff of the Cardiac Rehab Center at Houlton Regional Hospital.  We send him our congratulations and best wishes on the centennial celebration of his life;

 

(SLS 152)

 

 

            (5-14)  Lieutenant Leo Letourneau, of Sanford, on the occasion of his retirement as a firefighter with the Sanford Fire Department after over 40 years of dedicated service.  Lieutenant Letourneau was hired August 1, 1972 and is a 40-year member of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1624.  We send our appreciation to Lieutenant Letourneau on his commitment to his profession, to his community and to the State.  We extend our congratulations to him on his well-deserved retirement and send him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 153)

 

 

            (5-15)  Grant T. Starret, of Belfast, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 27, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  For his Eagle Scout project, Grant built an outdoor classroom pavilion at Belfast Area High School.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

 

(SLS 155)

 

 

            (5-16)  the Town of Freedom, on the occasion of its 200th Anniversary.  Freedom, in Waldo County, was incorporated as a town in 1813, during the war with Great Britain.  The name Freedom, expressing the spirit of the people, was chosen by its inhabitants upon its incorporation.  We extend our congratulations to the good citizens of Freedom on this bicentennial celebration;

 

(SLS 156)

 

 

            (5-17)  Kimberly Buckheit, of Belfast, principal of Troy A. Howard Middle School, who was named Maine's 2013 Middle Level Principal of the Year by the Maine Principals' Association.  This award is given for professional leadership that results in an exemplary innovative school model in which learners are inspired to thrive.  Ms. Buckheit is known to inspire adults and students to strive for a successful learning experience.  She served as an elementary school principal at Edna Drinkwater Elementary School in Northport, East Belfast Elementary School and Governor Anderson Elementary School in Belfast before being named principal at Troy A. Howard Middle School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ms. Buckheit on her being named the Middle Level Principal of the Year;

 

(SLS 157)

 

 

            (5-18)  the following members of the Messalonskee High School Ice Hockey Team, of Oakland, who have won the 2013 Eastern Maine Class B Championship:  Joshua Towle, Sam Bell, Jake Dexter, Dylan Burton, Shea McCann, Corey Foye, Devin Pickett, Nate Nadeau, Jared Cunningham, Will Weeks, Kalib Bernatchez, Albert Languet IV, Tyler Simpson, Elijah Tuell and Benjamin Weeks; captains Dominic Dexter and Chase Cunningham; assistant coaches Lee Bureau, Dave Richards and John DelGiudice; and head coach Mike Latendresse.  We congratulate the members of the team on their achievement;

 

(SLS 158)

 

 

            (5-19)  Joseph and Lorraine Freeman, of Augusta, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary.  Mr. and Mrs. Freeman were married October 20, 1962 at St. Augustine Church in Augusta.  They have 4 children, 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Freeman on this very special occasion;

 

(SLS 159)

 

 

            (5-20)  Lori Small, of Winthrop, Principal of Farrington Elementary School in Augusta, who was named the 2013 Elementary Principal of the Year by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on her receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 160)

 

 

            (5-21)  Father Robert Reagan, of Greenville, for his many years of good works in service to the people of the Moosehead Lake Region and his country.  A veteran of the Vietnam War, Father Reagan served as a B-52 navigator in the United States Air Force and flew combat missions over Vietnam and Laos.  He also served as a Judge Advocate General's Corps officer and as a legal and staff personnel officer at Maine Maritime Academy.  Ordained a Catholic priest in 2004, Father Reagan has lived in Maine since 2006 and has been an active member of the community, serving as the chaplain of the Greenville Police Department, the C.A. Dean Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home and American Legion Post #94, as well as chairman of the board of trustees of the Shaw Public Library.  We join the good citizens of the Moosehead Lake Region in sending our appreciation for his dedicated commitment to the community and nation and for his generous heart and enthusiastic service.  We send him our best wishes as he leaves the State;

 

(HLS 123)

Presented by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville.

Cosponsored by Senator THOMAS of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-22)  Larry Coffin, of Woodstock, upon his retirement after 33 years of service with Maine School Administrative District 44.  Mr. Coffin served on the maintenance staff at Telstar High School, where his diligent work and his cheerful and friendly presence will be missed.  We congratulate Mr. Coffin on his well-earned retirement and send him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 124)

Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-23)  Tyler Pattershall, of Windham, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 51, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  For his Eagle Scout service project, Tyler worked for Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine, leading an effort to build 6 feline habitats out of PVC pipe and PVC board after leading bottle drives to raise funds for the project.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

 

(HLS 125)

Presented by Representative TYLER of Windham.

Cosponsored by Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland, Representative PRINGLE of Windham.

 

 

            (5-24)  Dr. Paul Basko and Dr. Georgia Basko, of Lebanon, for their 40 years of serving the community.  The Baskos are graduates of the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago.  They came to Maine and opened their chiropractic office in Sanford in 1972.  During the past 40 years, they have served the community and donated much time and talent to the area, have been active with the Rotary Club and, for more than 30 years, have provided free scoliosis screenings for students in the Sanford school system.  We congratulate Dr. Paul Basko and Dr. Georgia Basko on their 40th anniversary of serving the community and we send them our best wishes;

 

(HLS 126)

Presented by Representative NOON of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York, Representative PLANTE of Berwick, Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

 

 

            (5-25)  Derian Chenel Gatewood, of Dexter, on the occasion of her receiving the Entrepreneurship Award at the Girls Rock! Awards from Hardy Girls, Healthy Women.  Derian started her own business, called Dragonfly Designs, and she donates 10% of her sales to Womancare, a local domestic violence agency.  We extend our congratulations and appreciation to Derian for her good works;

 

(HLS 127)

Presented by Representative WALLACE of Dexter.

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

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-26)  Barbara T. Whittaker, of Sanford, longtime librarian in the area.  Mrs. Whittaker was born in Kennebunk and graduated from Sanford High School, class of 1942.  She received her certification from the Maine State Library and took many courses throughout the years.  She married John Whittaker in 1943.  In 1952, Mrs. Whittaker began her library career as a substitute clerk at the Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library. She served for many years at the Carpentier Branch Library, and in 1979 she became children's librarian at Goodall.  She was a faithful member of Crossroads United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years.  She will be greatly missed and long remembered by her loving family and friends;

 

(SLS 154)

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption to Incorporated Nonprofit Performing Arts Organizations"

(S.P. 47)  (L.D. 126)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    THOMAS of Somerset

            Representatives:
                                    GOODE of Bangor
                                    BENNETT of Kennebunk
                                    JACKSON of Oxford
                                    KNIGHT of Livermore Falls
                                    LIBBY of Lewiston
                                    MAREAN of Hollis
                                    STANLEY of Medway

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-12) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    HASKELL of Cumberland
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    BROOKS of Winterport
                                    MOONEN of Portland
                                    TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-12).

 

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            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Resolve, To Direct the Department of Transportation To Provide Signs on Interstate 95, on Interstate 395 and in the City of Brewer for the Underground Railroad Memorial at Chamberlain Freedom Park

(H.P. 237)  (L.D. 332)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MAZUREK of Knox
                                    COLLINS of York
                                    VALENTINO of York

            Representatives:
                                    THERIAULT of Madawaska
                                    GILLWAY of Searsport
                                    McLEAN of Gorham
                                    PARRY of Arundel
                                    PEOPLES of Westbrook
                                    POWERS of Naples
                                    WERTS of Auburn

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-23) on same Resolve.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    NUTTING of Oakland
                                    TURNER of Burlington
                                    VEROW of Brewer

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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. 48)  (L.D. 127) Bill "An Act To Amend the Definition of 'Public Way' To Include Streets and Highways Owned by Quasi-municipal Corporations or Districts"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-15)

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 118)  (L.D. 285) Bill "An Act To Electronically Issue Permits for Burning"  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-14)

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 53)  (L.D. 61) Bill "An Act To Amend Standards for Participation in Certain Public School Services by Students Who Are Homeschooled"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-30)

 

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

Second Day

 

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

 

            (8-1)  (H.P. 65)  (L.D. 72) Bill "An Act To Open the St. Croix River to River Herring" (EMERGENCY)

 

            (8-2)  (H.P. 422)  (L.D. 603) Bill "An Act To Repeal an Insurance Reporting Requirement"

 

            (8-3)  (H.P. 590)  (L.D. 839) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Licensing of Technicians Involved in a Display of Fireworks or Special Effects"

 

            (8-4)  (H.P. 91)  (L.D. 109) Bill "An Act To Exempt All Vehicles Delivering Home Heating Fuel, Including Wood Pellets, from Weight Limits"  (C. "A" H-24)

 

            (8-5)  (H.P. 139)  (L.D. 179) Bill "An Act To Amend the Anson and Madison Water District Charter"  (C. "A" H-22)

 

            (8-6)  (H.P. 142)  (L.D. 182) Bill "An Act To Support the Maine Lobster Industry"  (C. "A" H-29)

 

            (8-7)  (H.P. 166)  (L.D. 205) Bill "An Act To Exempt Free Clinics from Licensing under the Charitable Solicitations Act"  (C. "A" H-26)

 

            (8-8)  (H.P. 252)  (L.D. 377) Bill "An Act To Provide Funding to Soil and Water Conservation Districts"  (C. "A" H-21)

 

            (8-9)  (H.P. 304)  (L.D. 454) Bill "An Act Relating to Health Care Provider Liability Claims Reports"  (C. "A" H-25)

 

            (8-10)  (H.P. 591)  (L.D. 840) Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Regulating the Use of Explosives"  (C. "A" H-27)

 

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BILLS IN THE SECOND READING

 

 

House

 

            (9-1)  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)

 

 

House as Amended

 

            (9-2)  Bill "An Act To Increase the State Earned Income Credit"

(H.P. 305)  (L.D. 455)
(C. "A" H-15)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 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.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Honorable Donald and Patricia Collins, of Caribou

(HLS 98)

 

TABLED - March 28, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (9) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (4) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-20) - Committee on TRANSPORTATION on Bill "An Act To Require That Motorcyclists Wear Helmets"

(H.P. 69)  (L.D. 66)

 

TABLED - April 2, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska.

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

 

 

 

 

 

8.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (10) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (3) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-19) - 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)

 

TABLED - April 2, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska.

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

 

 

 

 

 

9.         An Act To Make Supplemental Allocations from the Highway Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of State Government Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013 (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 234)  (L.D. 324)
(C. "A" H-6)

 

TABLED - April 2, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Provide Funding to the State Board of Corrections for Certain County Jail Debt"

(H.P. 59)  (L.D. 76)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (8 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-28)  (5 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs on Bill "An Act To Prohibit a Requirement That a Superintendent Reside in the School Administrative Unit" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 10)  (L.D. 6)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-31)  (12 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (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

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Establish in Law a Method for Alternative Certification of Teachers"

(S.P. 461)  (L.D. 1330)

 

            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 Amend the Law Pertaining to Defective or Unreasonably Dangerous Goods"

(S.P. 462)  (L.D. 1331)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To License Home Building and Improvement Contractors"

(S.P. 459)  (L.D. 1328)

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Provide Equity for Seasonal Public School Employees Concerning Unemployment"

(S.P. 460)  (L.D. 1329)

 

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

 

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

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

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

 

 

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. 137)  (L.D. 357) Bill "An Act To Amend the Charter of the Augusta Parking District"  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 232)  (L.D. 642) Bill "An Act To Exempt All-terrain Vehicle Trail Management from Storm Water Management Requirements"  Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 431)  (L.D. 1237) Resolve, Directing the Department of Corrections To Amend Its Rules Pertaining to Certification of Batterer Intervention Programs (EMERGENCY)  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-4)  (S.P. 65)  (L.D. 176) Bill "An Act To Amend and Clarify the Maine Uniform Securities Act"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-18)

 

            (7-5)  (S.P. 187)  (L.D. 494) Bill "An Act Regarding Maine Commercial Motor Carrier Safety Regulations"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-16)

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 15)  (L.D. 11) Bill "An Act To Allow Vehicles Engaged in Snow Removal or Sanding Operations on Public Ways To Use Preemptive Traffic Light Devices" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-33)

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 207)  (L.D. 298) Bill "An Act Regarding the Membership of the Emergency Medical Services' Board"  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-35)

 

            (7-8)  (H.P. 247)  (L.D. 342) Bill "An Act To Waive Driver's License and Nondriver Identification Card Fees for Current and Recently Discharged Members of the Armed Forces"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-34)

 

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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

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Corrections To Amend Its Rules Pertaining to Certification of Batterer Intervention Programs

(S.P. 431)  (L.D. 1237)

 

 

            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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