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
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS

 


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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


29th Legislative Day

Thursday, April 4, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Pastor Doug Warren, Christ the Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Portland.

 

            National Anthem by Glenburn Elementary Chorus.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Catherine Fredricks, D.O., Brunswick.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  Communication Cumberland and York County Superintendents Association relative to Governor's budget proposal (Resolution)

(H.P. 935)

 

            READ and REFERRED to the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS in the House on April 2, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate READ and ORDERED PLACED ON FILE in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.P. 458)

 

TOWN OF HIRAM

25 ALLARD CIRCLE

HIRAM, MAINE  04041

 

Secretary of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

March 21, 2013

 

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

 

WHEREAS, the proposal includes the elimination of $238 million in municipal revenue sharing; falls $200 million short of funding local schools at the 55% level passed in referendum; would cut the state's reimbursement for General Assistance by an estimated $6.7 million; would eliminate the Homestead Exemption for anyone under the age of 65; would take $8 million in truck excise tax revenue from towns; would create a corporate tax exemption for large amounts of currently taxable property, resulting in significant losses of local tax revenue; and

 

WHEREAS, the Governor's proposal also contains cuts to health and human services such as prescription drugs for the elderly and disabled; to all funding for clean elections; to wages and benefits of public workers; while also rejecting federal funds to make healthcare affordable to over 44,000 Mainers; and

 

WHEREAS, all of the above shifts costs to towns, whose only major means of raising revenue is property taxes, be it

 

RESOLVED, the town of Hiram calls upon the Maine Legislature to reject these proposals, identify less harmful costs savings and to raise revenue in an equitable fashion to avoid this regressive tax shift.

 

Very Concerned,

 

S/Conrad Hartford, Chairman

S/Harold Gillman

S/Michael Singleton

 

Town of Hiram, Board of Selectmen

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and with accompanying papers REFERRED to the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS.

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 201)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

April 3, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

House Paper 44, Legislative Document 49, "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Payment of Fees to Registers of Deeds," having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same, pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question:  "Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?"

 

23 voted in favor and 12 against, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Dissolve the Lisbon Water Department"

(H.P. 953)  (L.D. 1336)

 

Sponsored by Representative CRAFTS of Lisbon.  (BY REQUEST)

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representative: ESPLING of New Gloucester.

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Just and Reasonable Sewer Utility Rates"

(H.P. 959)  (L.D. 1342)

 

Sponsored by Representative TREAT of Hallowell.

Cosponsored by Senator FLOOD of Kennebec.

 

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

 

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            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Maine's Preparedness for Hazardous Oil Spills"

(H.P. 957)  (L.D. 1340)

 

Sponsored by Representative TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono.

Cosponsored by Senator BOYLE of Cumberland and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, DOAK of Columbia Falls, GIDEON of Freeport, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, MALABY of Hancock, WELSH of Rockport, Senators: LANGLEY of Hancock, SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Revise the Maine Wild Mushroom Harvesting Certification Program"

(H.P. 954)  (L.D. 1337)

 

Sponsored by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough.  (BY REQUEST)

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Improve Work Readiness for Families Facing Significant Barriers to Employment"

(H.P. 960)  (L.D. 1343)

 

Sponsored by Speaker EVES of North Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator FLOOD of Kennebec and Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, FOWLE of Vassalboro, GATTINE of Westbrook, SANBORN of Gorham, Senator: GOODALL of Sagadahoc.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Single-payor Health Care System To Be Effective in 2017"

(H.P. 962)  (L.D. 1345)

 

Sponsored by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BEAVERS of South Berwick, BERRY of Bowdoinham, BROOKS of Winterport, CAMPBELL of Newfield, CASSIDY of Lubec, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, COOPER of Yarmouth, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DEVIN of Newcastle, DION of Portland, EVANGELOS of Friendship, FARNSWORTH of Portland, FREY of Bangor, GATTINE of Westbrook, GIDEON of Freeport, GILBERT of Jay, GOODE of Bangor, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, KENT of Woolwich, KORNFIELD of Bangor, KRUGER of Thomaston, KUSIAK of Fairfield, LIBBY of Lewiston, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MacDONALD of Boothbay, MASON of Topsham, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McGOWAN of York, MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, MOONEN of Portland, MORIARTY of Cumberland, MORRISON of South Portland, PEOPLES of Westbrook, ROCHELO of Biddeford, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, RUSSELL of Portland, RYKERSON of Kittery, SANBORN of Gorham, SCHNECK of Bangor, SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, STUCKEY of Portland, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, TREAT of Hallowell, Senators: CRAVEN of Androscoggin, GERZOFSKY of Cumberland, HASKELL of Cumberland, MAZUREK of Knox.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen the Consent Laws for Abortions Performed on Minors and Incapacitated Persons"

(H.P. 956)  (L.D. 1339)

 

Sponsored by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville.

Cosponsored by Senator THIBODEAU of Waldo and Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, CRAFTS of Lisbon, ESPLING of New Gloucester, LONG of Sherman, PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford, REED of Carmel, SIROCKI of Scarborough, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-8)  Bill "An Act Directing the Department of Economic and Community Development To Establish a Program To Promote Economic Growth and Development"

(H.P. 958)  (L.D. 1341)

 

Sponsored by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator DUTREMBLE of York and Representatives: CHENETTE of Saco, DION of Portland, LAJOIE of Lewiston, PEOPLES of Westbrook.

 

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

 

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            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit State and Local Governments from Contracting with Corporations That Engage in Business in Known Terrorist States"

(H.P. 955)  (L.D. 1338)

 

Sponsored by Representative HAYES of Buckfield.

Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York and Representatives: COTTA of China, CROCKETT of Bethel, FREDETTE of Newport.

 

            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Modernize the State's Legal Notice Requirements"

(H.P. 961)  (L.D. 1344)

 

Sponsored by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec and Representatives: BOLAND of Sanford, CHENETTE of Saco, COTTA of China, FREDETTE of Newport, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, NADEAU of Winslow, Senators: GERZOFSKY of Cumberland, KATZ of Kennebec.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative JOHNSON of Greenville, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 895) (Cosponsored by Senator THOMAS of Somerset and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, CLARK of Easton, CRAY of Palmyra, CROCKETT of Bethel, JACKSON of Oxford, MAREAN of Hollis, NADEAU of Fort Kent, WILLETTE of Mapleton)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT AND APPRECIATION FOR THE DIRIGO BOYS STATE AND DIRIGO GIRLS STATE PROGRAMS

 

            WHEREAS, the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary dedicate much time and effort to the successful planning and execution of Dirigo Boys State and Dirigo Girls State each year; and

 

            WHEREAS, Dirigo Boys State and Dirigo Girls State are designed to instruct students who have completed their junior year in high school in the process of local, county and state government; and

 

            WHEREAS, hundreds of students are nominated each year by their high school teachers and counselors to be delegates, or "citizens," at Dirigo Boys State and Dirigo Girls State; and

 

            WHEREAS, the students who attend Dirigo Boys State and Dirigo Girls State emerge from the programs with a deeper appreciation of American citizenship and better leadership skills; and

 

            WHEREAS, Dirigo Boys State and Dirigo Girls State have been successfully educating civic-minded Maine students since the 1940s; and

 

            WHEREAS, community leaders from across Maine donate their time and energy to assist in the Dirigo Boys State and Dirigo Girls State programs; and

 

            WHEREAS, Dirigo Boys State and Dirigo Girls State alumni include such prominent Maine leaders as the Honorable John Baldacci, United States Representative Mike Michaud and United States Senator Susan Collins; 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 Dirigo Boys State and Dirigo Girls State programs and to extend our appreciation to the Maine department of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary for sponsoring these invaluable and educational programs and we send our best wishes for many more successful years of the programs.

 

 

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            (4-2)  On motion of Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 963) (Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAVERS of South Berwick, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, CROCKETT of Bethel, DICKERSON of Rockland, LOCKMAN of Amherst, MALABY of Hancock, SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, STUCKEY of Portland, VEROW of Brewer, VILLA of Harrison, WILLETTE of Mapleton) (Approved for introduction by a majority of the Legislative Council pursuant to Joint Rule 214)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO PROVIDE TO THE HOULTON BAND OF MALISEET INDIANS JUST AND EQUITABLE COMPENSATION COMPARABLE TO THE SETTLEMENT PROVIDED TO THE PENOBSCOT NATION AND THE PASSAMAQUODDY TRIBE

 

            WE, your Memorialists, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Legislature of the State of Maine now assembled in the First Regular Session, most respectfully present and petition the President of the United States and the United States Congress as follows:

 

            WHEREAS, in the 1970s, the Passamaquoddy Tribe, the Penobscot Nation and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians asserted claims for possession of large areas of land in the State and for damages, alleging that the lands in question originally were transferred in violation of the Indian Trade and Intercourse Act of 1790; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Indian claimants and the State reached certain agreements that represented a good faith effort on the part of all parties to achieve a fair and just resolution of those claims, which, in the absence of agreement, would have been pursued through the courts for many years to the ultimate detriment of the State and all its citizens, including the Indians; and

 

            WHEREAS, in 1980, a settlement was reached and was enacted by the Maine Legislature as the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 30, chapter 601, An Act to Implement the Maine Indian Claims Settlement, and, as part of the settlement, the tribes dropped their claims to 12.5 million acres of land; and

 

            WHEREAS, the United States Congress indicated that it finds and declares that the settlement represented a good faith effort on the part of United States Congress to provide the 3 tribes with a fair and just settlement of their land claims; and

 

            WHEREAS, of the $81,500,000 settlement, paid for by the Federal Government and not the State of Maine, $40,300,000 was awarded to the Passamaquoddy Tribe and $40,300,000 was awarded to the Penobscot Nation, while $900,000 was awarded to the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians also claims aboriginal territory in Maine, although the basis of their claim is different from that of the Passamaquoddy Tribe and Penobscot Nation, because the Maliseet Indians had not signed treaties giving up their lands in Maine, yet their lands were taken from them; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians believes that the settlement did not fairly compensate the band and seeks just and equitable compensation; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, your Memorialists, respectfully urge and request that the President of the United States and the United States Congress consider the request by the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians to receive a just and fair level of compensation that is comparable to the compensation that was previously provided to the Passamaquoddy Tribe and Penobscot Nation; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the Honorable Barack H. Obama, President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate and the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, to each Member of the Maine Congressional Delegation and to the appropriate representatives of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians.

 

 

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            (4-3)  On motion of Representative RANKIN of Hiram, the following House Order:  (H.O. 18)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Paul E. Gilbert of Jay be excused March 20 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Erin D. Herbig of Belfast be excused March 20 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Peter B. Johnson of Greenville be excused March 28 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Sharri K. MacDonald of Old Orchard Beach be excused March 27 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Megan M. Rochelo of Biddeford be excused March 28 for personal reasons.

 

 

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  the 2012-2013 Vassalboro Community School basketball teams, on their winning all 4 Sheepscot Valley Athletic Conference Sportsmanship Awards.  The Sportsmanship Award is given annually to a team exemplifying sportsmanship both on and off the court.  We extend our congratulations to the following members of the Varsity Boys Team: Garrett Keezer, Caden Turcotte, Justin Browne, Brandon Keezer, Andrew Browne, Nick Turcotte, Nate Howard, Cole Naborowsky, Elliot Stinchfield, Kaleb Howard, Wyatt Dutton, Luke Wilson, coach Chuck Gallagher and manager Doug Carmichael; the Junior Varsity Boys Team:  Joseph Mayo, Conrad Ayers, Vincent Manocchio, Aaron Pion, Dominic Henry, Trevor Wellman, Kaleb Hopper, Adam Green, Austin Cummings, Cameron LaChance, Cory York, Josh Buzzell, Isaac Targett and coach Kris Targett; the Varsity Girls Team:  Cheyenne York, Bailey Cloutier, Jasmine Wentworth, Nikesha Knight, Lauren Wood, Ashlynn Cook, Olivia Wyman, Emily Manocchio, Kassie Nadeau, Malinda Richards, Alexis Bonenfant and coach Roxanne Malley; and the Junior Varsity Girls Team:  Cassidy Baldwin, Ashley Gillis, Brenna Audet, Keara Doughty, Searra Lord, Hannah Dugal, Jasmine Plugge, Leah DeMerchant, Taniesha Knight and coach Casandra Dyer.

 

(HLS 117)

Presented by Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-2)  Gary L. Pelletier, of Cross Lake, a longtime Maine game warden and active member of his community.  Mr. Pelletier was born in Sinclair, and spent his early years in Saint-Pamphile, Quebec.  He was a graduate of Fort Kent High School.  After graduating from high school, he was employed with the Pinkham and Eagle Lake Hardwood Mill and subsequently with International Paper Company.  In 1967, he was hired as a Maine game warden.  He retired in 1996, after 29 years of dedicated service to the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.  Mr. Pelletier was also skilled at renovating properties and estimated that he worked on more than 400 camps, cottages and houses.  Mr. Pelletier volunteered his service and equipment to help anyone in need, and helped build the camp at Pickerel Lake for needy children.  He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 0352, in Fort Kent, attaining the Fourth Degree. He held many positions in the council and he served as grand knight.  He also belonged to the Fort Kent Lions Club and Fort Kent Rotary Club.  He was instrumental in Friends of the Allagash and the Allagash Historical Society.  Mr. Pelletier will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving wife of 52 years, Linda, his family and his many friends;

 

(HLS 128)

Presented by Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook, Representative NADEAU of Fort Kent.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Refer to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
Pursuant to Statute

 

            (6-1)  Representative WELSH for the Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on Bill "An Act To Implement Recommendations of the Department of Environmental Protection Concerning Product Stewardship in Maine"

(H.P. 952)  (L.D. 1335)

 

            Reporting that it be REFERRED to the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 38, section 1773.

 

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Divided Report

 

            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-31) on Bill "An Act To Prohibit a Requirement That a Superintendent Reside in the School Administrative Unit" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 10)  (L.D. 6)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland
                                    JOHNSON of Lincoln
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    MacDONALD of Boothbay
                                    DAUGHTRY of Brunswick
                                    HUBBELL of Bar Harbor
                                    JOHNSON of Greenville
                                    MAKER of Calais
                                    McCLELLAN of Raymond
                                    NELSON of Falmouth
                                    POULIOT of Augusta
                                    RANKIN of Hiram

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    KORNFIELD of Bangor

            Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe - of the House - supports the Minority Ought Not to Pass Report.

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Provide Funding to the State Board of Corrections for Certain County Jail Debt"

(H.P. 59)  (L.D. 76)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    GERZOFSKY of Cumberland
                                    DUTREMBLE of York

            Representatives:
                                    DION of Portland
                                    CASAVANT of Biddeford
                                    KAENRATH of South Portland
                                    LAJOIE of Lewiston
                                    MARKS of Pittston
                                    PLANTE of Berwick

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-28) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    PLUMMER of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    LONG of Sherman
                                    PEASE of Morrill
                                    TYLER of Windham
                                    WILSON of Augusta

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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. 445)  (L.D. 653) Bill "An Act To Remove an Unnecessary Provision in the Maine Insurance Code"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 489)  (L.D. 717) Bill "An Act To Provide Free Fishing Licenses to Certain Children in the Custody of the Department of Health and Human Services"  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 55)  (L.D. 63) Resolve, To Direct the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Allow Veterans with Lower Limb Loss To Obtain "Any-deer" Hunting Permits  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-37)

 

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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. 137)  (L.D. 357) Bill "An Act To Amend the Charter of the Augusta Parking District"

 

            (8-2)  (S.P. 232)  (L.D. 642) Bill "An Act To Exempt All-terrain Vehicle Trail Management from Storm Water Management Requirements"

 

            (8-3)  (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"  (C. "A" S-15)

 

            (8-4)  (S.P. 65)  (L.D. 176) Bill "An Act To Amend and Clarify the Maine Uniform Securities Act"  (C. "A" S-18)

 

            (8-5)  (S.P. 118)  (L.D. 285) Bill "An Act To Electronically Issue Permits for Burning"  (C. "A" S-14)

 

            (8-6)  (S.P. 187)  (L.D. 494) Bill "An Act Regarding Maine Commercial Motor Carrier Safety Regulations"  (C. "A" S-16)

 

            (8-7)  (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)  (C. "A" H-33)

 

            (8-8)  (H.P. 53)  (L.D. 61) Bill "An Act To Amend Standards for Participation in Certain Public School Services by Students Who Are Homeschooled"  (C. "A" H-30)

 

            (8-9)  (H.P. 207)  (L.D. 298) Bill "An Act Regarding the Membership of the Emergency Medical Services' Board"  (C. "A" H-35)

 

            (8-10)  (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"  (C. "A" H-34)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Who May Appeal a Reconsideration Decision to the Maine Board of Tax Appeals

(S.P. 161)  (L.D. 430)
(C. "A" S-13)

 

 

            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

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Provide Tax Treatment Consistency for Limited Liability Companies and S Corporations

(S.P. 70)  (L.D. 234)
(C. "A" S-11)

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Amend the Laws Regulating Suppliers of Agricultural, Construction, Industrial and Forestry Equipment

(S.P. 144)  (L.D. 364)

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Provide for the Continuity of a Veterinary Practice Subsequent to the Death or Incapacitation of the Owner

(H.P. 298)  (L.D. 426)

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Raise the Maximum 529 Plan Contribution Tax Deduction

(S.P. 168)  (L.D. 436)
(C. "A" S-10)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

(H.P. 943)

 

TABLED - April 3, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative HAYES of Buckfield.

PENDING - ADOPTION.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing the Marshwood High School Wrestling Team, of South Berwick

(SLS 141)

 

- In Senate, READ and PASSED.

TABLED - April 3, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

12.       Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Brett Gerry, of South Berwick

(SLS 142)

 

- In Senate, READ and PASSED.

TABLED - April 3, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

13.       Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Cody Hughes, of South Berwick

(SLS 143)

 

- In Senate, READ and PASSED.

TABLED - April 3, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

14.       Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Matt Rix, of South Berwick

(SLS 144)

 

- In Senate, READ and PASSED.

TABLED - April 3, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

15.       Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Tyler Davidson, of South Berwick

(SLS 145)

 

- In Senate, READ and PASSED.

TABLED - April 3, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

16.       Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing the Town of Freedom, on the occasion of its 200th Anniversary

(SLS 156)

 

- In Senate, READ and PASSED.

TABLED - April 3, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative JONES of Freedom.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

17.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (5) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-12) - Committee on TAXATION on Bill "An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption to Incorporated Nonprofit Performing Arts Organizations"

(S.P. 47)  (L.D. 126)

 

- In Senate, 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).

TABLED - April 3, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

18.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (10) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (3) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-23) - Committee on TRANSPORTATION 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)

 

TABLED - April 3, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Ban the Purchase of Bottled Water by State Agencies"

(H.P. 224)  (L.D. 315)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-36)  (1 member)

 

(2)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Expand Eligible Project Costs in Development Districts"

(H.P. 289)  (L.D. 413)

 

Ought to Pass  (11 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

Thursday, April 4, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 463)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the House and Senate adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, April 9, 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, April 4, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Amend the MaineCare Benefits Manual

(S.P. 467)  (L.D. 1333)

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Create Child Advocacy Centers in Maine"

(S.P. 468)  (L.D. 1334)

 

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

 

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