Table of Contents

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


30th Legislative Day

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Diane L. Harvey, First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, South Portland.

 

            National Anthem by Windham Primary School 3rd Grade Chorus.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Russell DeJong, M.D., Belgrade.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, April 4, 2013.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 464)

 

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO ENCOURAGE THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE TO REVERSE ITS DECISION TO ABOLISH WRESTLING FOR THE 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES

 

            WE, your Memorialists, the Members of the 126th Legislature of the State of Maine now assembled in the First Regular Session, most respectfully present and petition the members of the United States Congress as follows:

 

            WHEREAS, the International Olympic Committee Executive Board stunned the wrestling world, which sees wrestling as a sport popular in many countries and steeped in history as old as the Olympics themselves, by planning to drop wrestling as a sport in the Olympic Games; and

 

            WHEREAS, while wrestling will be included at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, it was cut from the Olympic Games in 2020, which have yet to be awarded to a host city; and

 

            WHEREAS, wrestling is a sport that dates to ancient times, and, in ancient Greece, wrestling occupied a prominent place in legend and literature and served as the focal sport of the ancient Olympic Games; and

 

            WHEREAS, wrestling represents one of the oldest forms of combat; the historical record of wrestling goes back 15,000 years, including cave drawings in France and ancient Babylonian and Egyptian art forms showing wrestlers using most of the holds known in the present-day sport; and

 

            WHEREAS, wrestling remained popular during the Middle Ages, and early European settlers in America brought a strong wrestling tradition with them, and the settlers also found wrestling to be popular among Native Americans; and

 

            WHEREAS, amateur wrestling flourished throughout the early years of the North American colonies and was a popular activity at country fairs, holiday celebrations and in military exercises, which continues to the modern day, when it is still a popular sport worldwide; and

 

            WHEREAS, the first wrestling competition in the modern Olympic Games occurred in 1896 in Athens, Greece, and the sport of wrestling has been in the Olympic Games since the modern Olympic Games began; and

 

            WHEREAS, the International Olympic Committee Executive Board's decision to drop this ancient and time-honored sport from the modern Olympic Games is contrary to the ideals of the Olympic Games because it stems from a popularity contest in that such criteria as television ratings and ticket sales were major factors in the board's decision; and

 

            WHEREAS, the International Olympic Committee Executive Board will meet in May in St. Petersburg, Russia, to decide which sport or sports to propose for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games.  The final vote will be made at the International Olympic Committee session, or general assembly, in September in Buenos Aires, Argentina; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, your Memorialists, respectfully urge and request that the United States Congress support the sport of wrestling as a valid national and international competition worthy of the Olympic Games and that the United States Congress strongly urge the International Olympic Committee Executive Board to reverse its decision to drop wrestling from future Olympic Games; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the President of the United States Senate and the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and to each Member of the Maine Congressional Delegation.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

 

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            (1-2)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 465)

 

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO REINSTITUTE THE GLASS-STEAGALL ACT

 

            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, an effective monetary and banking system is essential to the proper function of the economy; and

 

            WHEREAS, an effective monetary and banking system must function in the public interest without bias; and

 

            WHEREAS, the federal Banking Act of 1933, commonly referred to as the Glass-Steagall Act, protected the public interest in matters dealing with the regulation of commercial and investment banks, in addition to insurance companies and securities firms; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Glass-Steagall Act was repealed in 1999, permitting members of the financial industry to exploit the financial system for their own gain in disregard of the public interest; and

 

            WHEREAS, many financial industry entities were saved by the United States Treasury at a cost of billions of dollars to American taxpayers; and

 

            WHEREAS, within the hundreds of pages of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act there are no prohibitions that prevent "too big to fail" financial services organizations from investing in or undertaking substantial risks involving trillions of dollars of derivative contracts; and

 

            WHEREAS, the American taxpayers continue to be at risk for the next round of bank failures, as enormous risks are undertaken by financial services organizations; and

 

            WHEREAS, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur has introduced H.R. 129, known as the Return to Prudent Banking Act of 2013, to reinstate the provisions of the Glass-Steagall Act, which has gained major bipartisan support; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Glass-Steagall Act has widespread national support from organizations such as the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, the American Federation of Teachers and the International Association of Machinists, as well as from prominent economic and business leaders, many of the major and respected national newspapers and many others; 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 enact legislation that would reinstate the separation of commercial and investment banking functions that was in effect under the Glass-Steagall Act, the Banking Act of 1933, to prohibit commercial banks and bank holding companies from investing in stocks, underwriting securities or investing in or acting as guarantors to derivative transactions, in order to prevent American taxpayers from being again called upon to bail out financial institutions; 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 Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States, and to each Member of the Maine Congressional Delegation.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-3)  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)

 

            Minority (2) OUGHT TO PASS Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION READ and ACCEPTED and the Resolve PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED in the House on April 3, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority (11) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Promote and Expand Awareness of the Educational Opportunity Tax Credit"

(H.P. 926)  (L.D. 1300)

 

            REFERRED to the Joint Select Committee on MAINE'S WORKFORCE AND ECONOMIC FUTURE in the House on April 2, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Streamline the Charitable Solicitations Act"

(S.P. 438)  (L.D. 1277)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT in the House on April 3, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.P. 968)

 

TOWN OF CAMDEN

 

April 26, 2013

 

Resolution Expressing Opposition to the Governor's Proposed State Budget which Shifts Responsibility for Funding the State Budget Shortfall to the Property Tax and Property Taxpayers

 

Whereas, the Governor has proposed a biennial budget that will shift the responsibility to fund State government by eliminating or significantly modifying Maine's primary programs that are intended to provide property tax relief;

 

Whereas, the property tax is the most regressive form of taxation and by eliminating Revenue Sharing and greatly changing the eligibility criteria of the Homestead Exemption and the Maine Residents Property Tax and Rent Refund Program (Circuit Breaker) would make the State's tax mix more regressive;

 

Whereas, by eliminating the State-Municipal Revenue Sharing program, the Town of Camden would lose approximately $300,000 which would mean a property tax increase to both residential and business property owners, cuts to essential local services, or both;

Whereas, the proposed budget would eliminate the Homestead Exemption program for anyone under the age of 65, which would result in an automatic property tax increase of $136.80 even if the local budget had no increase;

 

Whereas, the proposed budget would eliminate the Maine Residents property tax and rent relief program "Circuit Breaker" for anyone under the age of 65 and hurt the people most in need at a time they can least afford to pay higher property taxes; now

 

Therefore Be it Resolved, that the Camden Select Board calls upon the Maine Legislature to reject these proposals, restore Revenue Sharing, maintain the Homestead and Circuit Breaker programs, and fund State government through an equitable tax system that prevents this unfair shift to property taxpayers.

 

S/Martin Cates, Chair

S/Donald White, Vice Chair

S/John R. French, Jr.

S/James Heard

Attest: S/Katrina Oakes, Town Clerk

A true copy.

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.P. 983)

 

Town of Porter

 

March 19, 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, that the town of Porter 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.

 

Signed

 

S/Robert Heard, Chair, Board of Selectmen, Town of Porter

S/Chester Chapman, Selectman, Town of Porter

S/Ronald Silvia, Selectman, Town of Porter

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.P. 984)

 

TOWN OF BAR HARBOR

MUNICIPAL OFFICERS

93 COTTAGE STREET, SUITE 1

BAR HARBOR, MAINE  04609-1400

 

April 3, 2013

 

The following resolution was passed, unanimously, by the Bar Harbor Town Council at their April 2, 2013 meeting.  At the request of the Bar Harbor Town Council, please send to the full State of Maine 126th Legislature.

 

Resolution

Of the Bar Harbor Town Council

Opposing Governor LePage's Proposed Tax Shift

 

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 or deep cuts to municipal revenue sharing; funding local schools; the state's reimbursement for General Assistance; the Homestead Exemption; the "circuit breaker" property tax and rent relief program; and truck excise tax revenue from towns, 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 the wages and benefits of public workers; while also rejecting federal funds to make health care affordable for over 44,000 Mainers; and

 

Whereas, all of the above shifts costs to towns, whose only major means of raising revenue is property taxes; now therefore,

 

Be It Resolved, that the Bar Harbor Town Council calls upon the Maine Legislature to reject these proposals, identify less harmful cost savings, and raise revenue in an equitable fashion to avoid this regressive tax shift.

 

On behalf of the Bar Harbor Town Council,

 

S/Dana J. Reed, Town Manager

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 122)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

April 9, 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:"

 

Education and Cultural Affairs

L.D. 638         An Act To Require That School Budget Referenda Be Held on the Same Day as Primary Elections

L.D. 772         An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force on Franco-Americans Regarding the Reporting of Franco-American Ethnicity Data

L.D. 773         Resolve, To Enhance the Study of Franco-American History in Schools

L.D. 880         An Act To Change the Process for Student Transfers from an Alternative Organizational Structure

 

Energy, Utilities and Technology

L.D. 248         An Act To Encourage Workforce Development in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Efficiency and Energy Conservation Trades and Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions

L.D. 894         An Act To Provide Customers with Itemized Bills

 

Health and Human Services

L.D. 515         An Act Regarding the Annual Service Fee for Child Support Services Provided by the Department of Health and Human Services

 

Insurance and Financial Services

L.D. 637         An Act To Prohibit Consideration of Preexisting Conditions in Short-term Disability Insurance

L.D. 893         An Act To Protect Life Insurance Policyholders

 

Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

L.D. 159         An Act Regarding the Laws Governing Unemployment Compensation Benefits for Employees of Temporary Staffing Agencies

L.D. 445         An Act To Improve Efficiencies in Dental Offices

L.D. 656         Resolve, Requiring the Department of Economic and Community Development To Develop Incentives for Industries in the State To Increase Employment of Maine Residents

L.D. 700         An Act To Require Elevators To Be Accessible for Ambulance Stretchers

L.D. 739         Resolve, To Establish a Task Force To Study Economic Development in Rural Areas

L.D. 853         Resolve, Requiring the Department of Labor To Establish a Fund To Assist Unemployed Individuals Lacking Transportation to Job Interviews

 

State and Local Government

L.D. 814         An Act To Clarify the Request for Proposal Process

L.D. 878         An Act To Provide a Preference for Maine Bidders on State Contracts

 

Veterans and Legal Affairs

L.D. 459         An Act To Amend the Law Concerning a Landlord's Right To Inspect Property

L.D. 575         An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Radon Testing

L.D. 592         An Act To Amend the Laws Dealing with the Purchase of Wine Online

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 123)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

April 9, 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 Education and Cultural Affairs has approved the request by the sponsor, Representative Long of Sherman, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 1123       An Act To Allow the Town of Bancroft To Withdraw from Its Regional School Unit without Penalty

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the Committee on Judiciary has approved the request by the sponsor, Representative Ayotte of Caswell, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 463         An Act To Prohibit the Sale and Purchase of Human Fetal Tissue

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the Committee on Judiciary has approved the request by the sponsor, Representative Ayotte of Caswell, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 972         An Act To Educate Women on the Medical Risks Associated with Abortion

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development has approved the request by the sponsor, Senator Patrick of Oxford, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 1329       An Act To Provide Equity for Seasonal Public School Employees Concerning Unemployment

 


Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the Committee on State and Local Government has approved the request by the sponsor, Representative Bolduc of Auburn, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 1220       RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Require the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives To Be Maine Natives

 

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

 

L.D. 1258       An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Relationship between Alcoholic Beverage Wholesalers and Certificate of Approval Holders

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

 

 

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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 202)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

April 4, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Please be advised the Senate today insisted to its previous action whereby it referred Bill "An Act Related to Appeals of Disciplinary Proceedings Affecting County Employees" (H.P. 803) (L.D. 1138) and accompanying papers to the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, in non-concurrence.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 203)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

April 4, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Please be advised the Senate today insisted to its previous action whereby it referred Bill "An Act Regarding the Effect on Collective Bargaining Agreements of Failure To Validate a School Budget" (H.P. 918) (L.D. 1291) and accompanying papers to the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, in non-concurrence.

 

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 Ensure That Charter Schools Are Funded by the State"

(H.P. 964)  (L.D. 1346)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield.

Cosponsored by Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec and Representatives: BEAVERS of South Berwick, CAREY of Lewiston, GILBERT of Jay, HAMANN of South Portland, MacDONALD of Boothbay, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, RANKIN of Hiram, Senator: PATRICK of Oxford.

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Improve the School Administrative Unit Consolidation Laws by Allowing a Regional School Unit To Dissolve Itself"

(H.P. 965)  (L.D. 1347)

 

Sponsored by Representative PARRY of Arundel.

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Encourage School Administrative Units To Increase Their Energy Savings"

(H.P. 966)  (L.D. 1348)

 

Sponsored by Representative DORNEY of Norridgewock.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CHENETTE of Saco, DEVIN of Newcastle, DUNPHY of Embden, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, MALABY of Hancock, McGOWAN of York, NOON of Sanford.

 

            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Change the Process for Approval of Charter Schools"

(H.P. 967)  (L.D. 1349)

 

Sponsored by Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, MacDONALD of Boothbay, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, RANKIN of Hiram.

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen the Teaching of Writing and Mathematics and Improve Maine High School Graduates' College and Career Readiness"

(H.P. 969)  (L.D. 1361)

 

Sponsored by Representative NELSON of Falmouth.

Cosponsored by Representatives: JORGENSEN of Portland, KUSIAK of Fairfield.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Require Students To Receive Instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the Use of an Automated External Defibrillator prior to Graduation"

(H.P. 974)  (L.D. 1366)

 

Sponsored by Representative GRAHAM of North Yarmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator DUTREMBLE of York and Representatives: DORNEY of Norridgewock, FARNSWORTH of Portland, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, PRINGLE of Windham, SAUCIER of Presque Isle.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-7)  Resolve, To Establish a Moratorium on the Transportation of Tar Sands

(H.P. 970)  (L.D. 1362)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, COOPER of Yarmouth, DEVIN of Newcastle, HAMANN of South Portland, HARLOW of Portland, KAENRATH of South Portland, McGOWAN of York, MORRISON of South Portland.

 

            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Landfill Capacity and Promote Recycling"

(H.P. 971)  (L.D. 1363)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, DORNEY of Norridgewock, GUERIN of Glenburn, LIBBY of Lewiston, MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation, PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford, Senators: GRATWICK of Penobscot, WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Hospital Leave Days for MaineCare Recipients" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 972)  (L.D. 1364)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford and Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, GATTINE of Westbrook, HARVELL of Farmington, MALABY of Hancock, McELWEE of Caribou, SIROCKI of Scarborough, Senators: CRAVEN of Androscoggin, LACHOWICZ of Kennebec.

Approved for introduction by a majority of the Legislative Council pursuant to Joint Rule 205.

 

            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Improve the Delivery of Early Child Care and Education Services"

(H.P. 982)  (L.D. 1383)

 

Sponsored by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

Cosponsored by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin and Representatives: CASSIDY of Lubec, FARNSWORTH of Portland, McELWEE of Caribou, POULIOT of Augusta, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, SANBORN of Gorham, STUCKEY of Portland, Senator: LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Require Health Insurance Carriers and the MaineCare Program To Cover the Cost of Transition Services To Bridge the Gap between High School and Independence"

(H.P. 975)  (L.D. 1367)

 

Sponsored by Representative GRAHAM of North Yarmouth.

Cosponsored by President ALFOND of Cumberland and Representatives: BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, BEAVERS of South Berwick, BRIGGS of Mexico, CASSIDY of Lubec, CHIPMAN of Portland, COOPER of Yarmouth, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, EVANGELOS of Friendship, FARNSWORTH of Portland, GATTINE of Westbrook, GILBERT of Jay, GRANT of Gardiner, KORNFIELD of Bangor, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McLEAN of Gorham, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, PEASE of Morrill, PRINGLE of Windham, RYKERSON of Kittery, SCHNECK of Bangor, TREAT of Hallowell, Senators: CRAVEN of Androscoggin, KATZ of Kennebec.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Amend Article 9-A of the Uniform Commercial Code" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 985)  (L.D. 1384)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREY of Bangor.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Temporarily Restore Boxing Rules" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 976)  (L.D. 1368)

 

Sponsored by Representative GILLWAY of Searsport.

Cosponsored by Senator THIBODEAU of Waldo and Representatives: GIFFORD of Lincoln, GOODE of Bangor, McCABE of Skowhegan, PARRY of Arundel, PEASE of Morrill, POWERS of Naples, VEROW of Brewer, WERTS of Auburn.

Approved for introduction by a majority of the Legislative Council pursuant to Joint Rule 205.

 

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

 

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            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Change the Way Legislators Are Paid"

(H.P. 977)  (L.D. 1369)

 

Sponsored by Representative PARRY of Arundel.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: CHASE of Wells, HARVELL of Farmington, SANDERSON of Chelsea.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-15)  Bill "An Act To Exempt from Sales Tax the Sales of Adaptive Equipment To Make a Vehicle Handicapped Accessible"

(H.P. 978)  (L.D. 1370)

 

Sponsored by Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: DILL of Old Town, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, HICKMAN of Winthrop, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MASON of Topsham, SCHNECK of Bangor.

Approved for introduction by a majority of the Legislative Council pursuant to Joint Rule 205.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Promote New Models of Mobility and Access to Transportation"

(H.P. 973)  (L.D. 1365)

 

Sponsored by Representative TREAT of Hallowell.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, BEAVERS of South Berwick, BERRY of Bowdoinham, BRIGGS of Mexico, CASSIDY of Lubec, CHIPMAN of Portland, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DeCHANT of Bath, DEVIN of Newcastle, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, GATTINE of Westbrook, GRANT of Gardiner, HERBIG of Belfast, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McCABE of Skowhegan, McLEAN of Gorham, PEOPLES of Westbrook, POULIOT of Augusta, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, SCHNECK of Bangor, SHAW of Standish, THERIAULT of Madawaska, VEROW of Brewer, WILSON of Augusta, Senators: FLOOD of Kennebec, MAZUREK of Knox.

 

            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Exempt New Cars from Motor Vehicle Inspection for 2 Years Following the Initial Purchase"

(H.P. 979)  (L.D. 1371)

 

Sponsored by Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: DILL of Old Town, GATTINE of Westbrook, HICKMAN of Winthrop, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MASON of Topsham, SCHNECK of Bangor, Senator: BOYLE of Cumberland.

Approved for introduction by a majority of the Legislative Council pursuant to Joint Rule 205.

 

            (3-18)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Requirement That Proof of Citizenship Be Submitted for Renewal of a Driver's License"

(H.P. 980)  (L.D. 1372)

 

Sponsored by Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: DILL of Old Town, GATTINE of Westbrook, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, HICKMAN of Winthrop, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MASON of Topsham, SCHNECK of Bangor, Senator: BOYLE of Cumberland.

Approved for introduction by a majority of the Legislative Council pursuant to Joint Rule 205.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (4-1)  On motion of Representative BENNETT of Kennebunk, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 981)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE WEEK OF APRIL 7 - 13, 2013
AS BARBERSHOP HARMONY WEEK

 

            WHEREAS, The Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, known now as the Barbershop Harmony Society, was officially organized April 11, 1938 in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and

 

            WHEREAS, what began as a small group has steadily blossomed into the world's largest all-male singing organization, an international organization of men from all stations of life; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Barbershop Harmony Society is dedicated to the spread of harmony for the enjoyment of all people of the world through organizing and encouraging close-harmony singing groups; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Barbershop Harmony Society encourages harmony among all people of the world through the universal language of music; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Barbershop Harmony Society has actively preserved and presented a distinct style of vocal music that originated in North America; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Barbershop Harmony Society is dedicated to sustaining and preserving an American tradition, the barbershop quartet; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Barbershop Harmony Society promotes musical education through music scholarships and other means and supports charitable foundations; and

 

            WHEREAS, "barbershoppers" are engaged in laudable civic service and enrichment of our cultural life through the fostering of traditional values in entertainment and community endeavors; 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 recognize the week of April 7-13, 2013 as Barbershop Harmony Week.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Ernestine Peaslee, of Somerville, on the occasion of her retirement after almost 21 years of dedicated service as Town Clerk for the Town of Somerville.  Each time she ran for the position, the election was uncontested.  We extend our appreciation to Ms. Peaslee for her commitment to the Town of Somerville and wish her well in her future endeavors;

 

(SLS 162)

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Change of Committee

 

            (6-1)  Representative LUCHINI from the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Protect Landlords When Tenants Fail To Pay Utility Bills"

(H.P. 176)  (L.D. 215)

 

            Reporting that it be REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY.

 

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Divided Report

 

            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Exempt Occupants of Antique Autos from Seat Belt Requirements" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 24)  (L.D. 57)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MAZUREK of Knox
                                    VALENTINO of York

            Representatives:
                                    THERIAULT of Madawaska
                                    GILLWAY of Searsport
                                    McLEAN of Gorham
                                    NUTTING of Oakland
                                    PARRY of Arundel
                                    PEOPLES of Westbrook
                                    POWERS of Naples
                                    TURNER of Burlington
                                    VEROW of Brewer
                                    WERTS of Auburn

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-17) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    COLLINS of York

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED.

 

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Ban the Purchase of Bottled Water by State Agencies"

(H.P. 224)  (L.D. 315)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    GRAHAM of North Yarmouth
                                    BOLAND of Sanford
                                    BOLDUC of Auburn
                                    COTTA of China
                                    HAYES of Buckfield
                                    MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    NADEAU of Fort Kent
                                    PEASE of Morrill

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-36) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    CHENETTE of Saco

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass on Bill "An Act To Expand Eligible Project Costs in Development Districts"

(H.P. 289)  (L.D. 413)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    GRAHAM of North Yarmouth
                                    BOLAND of Sanford
                                    BOLDUC of Auburn
                                    CHENETTE of Saco
                                    COTTA of China
                                    HAYES of Buckfield
                                    MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    NADEAU of Fort Kent
                                    PEASE of Morrill

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    COLLINS of York

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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. 291)  (L.D. 419) Resolve, Directing the Family Law Advisory Commission To Study and Report on the Uniform Parentage Act and Other Similar Laws and Proposals  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 571)  (L.D. 820) Bill "An Act Regarding Fire Escapes for Certain Buildings"  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 614)  (L.D. 887) Bill "An Act To Repeal a Specialized Form of the Generic Crime of Theft by Unauthorized Taking or Transfer"  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 39)  (L.D. 44) Bill "An Act Regarding Pharmacy Provider Audits"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-45)

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 108)  (L.D. 133) Bill "An Act To Allow an Operator of a Motor Vehicle To Show Proof of Insurance by Electronic Means"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-52)

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 169)  (L.D. 208) Bill "An Act To Amend the Charter of St. Mark's Home for Women in Augusta"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-48)

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 173)  (L.D. 212) Bill "An Act To Provide a Tax Exemption for Tobacco Sold to an Adult Member of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe for Cultural, Spiritual or Ceremonial Purposes"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-43)

 

            (7-8)  (H.P. 198)  (L.D. 289) Bill "An Act To Eliminate the Requirement That the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Provide Technical Services for Direct-marketing Agricultural Products"  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-40)

 

            (7-9)  (H.P. 219)  (L.D. 310) Bill "An Act To Exempt Persons 70 Years of Age and Older from Jury Duty at Their Discretion"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-49)

 

            (7-10)  (H.P. 243)  (L.D. 338) Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Amend Its Rules Governing the Use of Certain Antipsychotic Drugs by Children Enrolled in MaineCare  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-51)

 

            (7-11)  (H.P. 282)  (L.D. 407) Resolve, Directing the Maine Turnpike Authority To Place Signs Directing Motorists to Oxford Casino  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-39)

 

            (7-12)  (H.P. 383)  (L.D. 564) Resolve, To Allow Maine Drivers To Use Bioptic or Telescopic Spectacles When Driving Class C Motor Vehicles and When Testing for a Class C Driver's License  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-38)

 

            (7-13)  (H.P. 572)  (L.D. 821) Bill "An Act To Allocate the Balance of Funds Not Expended by the Task Force on Franco-Americans" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-50)

 

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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. 445)  (L.D. 653) Bill "An Act To Remove an Unnecessary Provision in the Maine Insurance Code"

 

            (8-2)  (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"

 

            (8-3)  (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  (C. "A" H-37)

 

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BILLS IN THE SECOND READING

 

 

House

 

            (9-1)  Bill "An Act To Equalize the Fire Investigation and Prevention Tax Paid by Insurers"

(H.P. 205)  (L.D. 296)

 

 

House as Amended

 

            (9-2)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit a Requirement That a Superintendent Reside in the School Administrative Unit" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 10)  (L.D. 6)
(C. "A" H-31)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.

 

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ENACTORS

 

 

Acts

 

            (10-1)  An Act Relating to Ways under the Jurisdiction of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority and the Loring Development Authority

(S.P. 48)  (L.D. 127)
(C. "A" S-15)

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Amend and Clarify the Maine Uniform Securities Act

(S.P. 65)  (L.D. 176)
(C. "A" S-18)

 

            (10-3)  An Act Concerning the Use of Tobacco Settlement Funds for Children's Health Care

(H.P. 140)  (L.D. 180)
(C. "A" H-10)

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Electronically Issue Permits for Burning

(S.P. 118)  (L.D. 285)
(C. "A" S-14)

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Amend the Representation on the Telecommunications Relay Services Advisory Council

(H.P. 213)  (L.D. 304)

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Amend the Charter of the Augusta Parking District

(S.P. 137)  (L.D. 357)

 

            (10-7)  An Act Concerning Hurricane Deductibles

(H.P. 302)  (L.D. 452)
(C. "A" H-17)

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Eliminate Certain Data Collection Requirements of the Forest Health and Monitoring Program of the Division of Forestry

(H.P. 307)  (L.D. 457)

 

            (10-9)  An Act Regarding Maine Commercial Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

(S.P. 187)  (L.D. 494)
(C. "A" S-16)

 

            (10-10)  An Act To Promote Dental Care for Low-income Populations

(H.P. 341)  (L.D. 499)
(C. "A" H-18)

 

            (10-11)  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)

 

            (10-12)  An Act To Exempt All-terrain Vehicle Trail Management from Storm Water Management Requirements

(S.P. 232)  (L.D. 642)

 

            (10-13)  An Act To Amend or Repeal Outdated or Underutilized Laws Related to Transportation

(H.P. 447)  (L.D. 655)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, April 4, 2013, have preference in the Orders of the Day and continue with such preference until disposed of as provided by House Rule 502.

 

 

1.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Tobias Leboutillier, of Brewer

(HLS 12)

 

TABLED - January 8, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

12.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

13.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

14.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

15.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

16.       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

(H.P. 963)

 

TABLED - April 4, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians.

PENDING - ADOPTION.

 

 

 

 

 

17.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (5) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-28) - 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)

 

TABLED - April 4, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative DION of Portland.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER 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 Energy, Utilities and Technology on Bill "An Act To Authorize the Public Advocate To Publish and Distribute Consumer Information"

(H.P. 212)  (L.D. 303)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-46)  (12 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on Bill "An Act To Equalize the Premiums Imposed on the Sale of Motor Vehicle Oil"

(H.P. 11)  (L.D. 7)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-44)  (2 members)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Use of Rubber Lures for Fishing"

(H.P. 37)  (L.D. 42)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-47)  (11 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (2 members)

 

(4)  From the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Bill "An Act To Remove the Statement of Oral Condition as a Requirement for Denturists Making Partial Dentures"

(H.P. 372)  (L.D. 553)

 

Ought to Pass  (12 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 

(5)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Establish a Sales Tax Holiday for Purchases Made during the Month of January"

(H.P. 227)  (L.D. 318)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-41)  (6 members)

 

(6)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Eliminate Sales Tax Exemptions for Snowmobiles and All-terrain Vehicles Purchased by Nonresidents for Use in the State"

(H.P. 492)  (L.D. 720)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-42)  (8 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (5 members)

 

 

Millicent M. MacFarland
Clerk of the House

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

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

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act Regarding School Administrator Effectiveness"

(S.P. 469)  (L.D. 1350)

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Further Reduce Student Hunger"

(S.P. 472)  (L.D. 1353)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Enhance Maine's Economy and Environment"

(S.P. 482)  (L.D. 1375)

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Update and Simplify Maine Gasoline Requirements"

(S.P. 478)  (L.D. 1359)

 

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

 

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            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Allow a Person To Hunt with a Crossbow during the Archery-only Deer Season"

(S.P. 481)  (L.D. 1374)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Protect Cellular Telephone Privacy"

(S.P. 484)  (L.D. 1377)

 

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

 

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            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Attract Military Families to Maine"

(S.P. 470)  (L.D. 1351)

 

            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Provide Integrated Community-based Employment and Customized Employment for Persons with Disabilities"

(S.P. 471)  (L.D. 1352)

 

            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Motor Fuel Distribution and Sales Act"

(S.P. 479)  (L.D. 1360)

 

            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Update the Polygraph Examiner Licensing Laws"

(S.P. 480)  (L.D. 1373)

 

            (1-11)  Bill "An Act To Ensure the Choice of a Pharmacy for Injured Employees under the Workers' Compensation Act of 1992"

(S.P. 483)  (L.D. 1376)

 

            (1-12)  Resolve, To Establish a Consistent Workers' Compensation Classification for Pharmacies

(S.P. 487)  (L.D. 1380)

 

            (1-13)  Bill "An Act To Promote Rural Job Creation and Workforce Development"

(S.P. 488)  (L.D. 1381)

 

            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

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Support Maine Businesses through State Purchasing"

(S.P. 476)  (L.D. 1357)

 

            (1-2)  Resolve, Authorizing the Sale of the Guy P. Gannett House in Augusta to a Nonprofit Organization for Use as a Museum

(S.P. 485)  (L.D. 1378)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Valuation of Certain Vehicles"

(S.P. 486)  (L.D. 1379)

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Improve the Statutes Governing Road Associations"

(S.P. 475)  (L.D. 1356)

 

            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Provide Toll Discounts to Maine Commuters on the Maine Turnpike"

(S.P. 489)  (L.D. 1382)

 

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

 

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            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Monetary Limit for Card Games"

(S.P. 474)  (L.D. 1355)

 

            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Election Laws To Require a Run-off Election for Governor"

(S.P. 477)  (L.D. 1358)

 

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

 

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

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

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (S.P. 222)  (L.D. 632) Bill "An Act To Improve Enforcement Mechanisms to the Elver Industry and To Make Technical Changes to Maine's Marine Resources Laws"  Committee on MARINE RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-23)

 

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

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

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Enact Measures To Improve Enforcement Mechanisms in the Elver Industry

(S.P. 222)  (L.D. 632)
(C. "A" S-23)

 

 

            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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