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House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Change of Committee
Divided Report
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
Second Day
BILLS IN THE SECOND READING
House
House as Amended
ENACTORS
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 5
COMMUNICATIONS
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


31st Legislative Day

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Peter B. Panagore, First Radio Parish Church of America, Portland.

 

            National Anthem by Mount View Chamber Singers, Mount View High School, Thorndike.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, David Jones, MD, FAAFP, Presque Isle.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Increase the College Graduation Rate in Maine"

(S.P. 466)  (L.D. 1332)

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Require the Use of Preapproved Subcontractors for Publicly Funded Construction Projects"

(H.P. 922)  (L.D. 1295)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT in the House on April 2, 2013.

 

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

 

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Encourage School Administrative Units To Increase Their Energy Savings"

(H.P. 966)  (L.D. 1348)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS in the House on April 9, 2013.

 

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

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 124)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

April 9, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Pursuant to my authority under House Rule 201.1 (I) (a), I have temporarily appointed Representative Jane P. Pringle of Windham to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services for the duration of the absence of Representative Matthew J. Peterson of Rumford effective immediately.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions regarding this temporary appointment.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 125)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

April 10, 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 Veterans and Legal Affairs has approved the request by the sponsor, Representative Schneck of Bangor, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 1317       An Act Related to Rent Escrow

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (S.P. 490)

 

TOWN OF LOVELL

SELECTMEN'S OFFICE

 

Whereas, the Governor's biennial budget proposal places the town in an uncertain fiscal position during our 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 the 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, now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, that the Town of Lovell 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.  Resolution passed 3/26/2013.

 

Thank you for your consideration.

 

S/John Ramsden, Selectmen

 

 

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

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (S.P. 491)

 

TOWN OF GREENWOOD

 

RESOLVE

 

REGARDING GOVERNOR'S PROPOSED BUDGET

 

By the Greenwood Board of Selectmen on April 2, 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 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, now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, that the Town of Greenwood 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.

 

S/Fred Henderson, Chair of Board

S/Arnold Jordan, Selectmen

S/Amy Chapman, Selectmen

 

 

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

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (S.P. 492)

 

RESOLUTION OF THE M.S.A.D. NO. 75 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Unanimously approved by the M.S.A.D. No. 75 Board of Directors

at its March 28, 2013, regular meeting

 

Whereas, public education is integral to the viability and sustainability of the Maine economy by providing for the intellectual and physical development of the children and young adults of our state; and

 

Whereas, a well-resources and high-performing public school system is consistently recognized as the most influential motivator for businesses, research and development activities, and young families to relocate to Maine; and

 

Whereas, in recognition of the importance of a sustainable, high-performing public education system, Maine voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum requiring the State of Maine to fully fund 55% of the costs of K-12 public education; and

 

Whereas, the State of Maine has reneged on its share of funding for the public education by over $500 million since 2008 in direct violation of the letter and spirit of the 2004 referendum; and

 

Whereas, local municipalities have been forced to react to the systemic State underfunding of its public K-12 education system by drastic cuts in personnel, programs, and services, and continual increases to local property taxes; and

 

Whereas, the proposed State budget for the 2014-2015 biennium currently before the Maine State Legislature cuts the popularly-mandated State funding for public K-12 education even further by extending the 2012-13 curtailment of $12.56 million into each of the next two years; and,

 

Whereas, the proposed State budget for the 2014-2015 biennium currently before the Maine State Legislature shifts an additional $29 million in retirement costs from the state to the local school districts for each of the next two years, with the promised 50% reimbursement provided arbitrarily and inequitably among school units; and

 

Whereas, the current proposed State budget for the 2014-2015 biennium eliminates key property tax reduction provisions for individual homeowners, and suspends the current State revenue sharing program with municipalities, for the next two years, thus adding to the increase in the local property tax burden; and

 

Whereas, if the proposed biennial budget before the Maine State Legislature is adopted in its current form, M.S.A.D. No. 75 will be forced to take further drastic actions to balance its budget by laying off educators, reducing personnel, cutting programs and services, and asking the families of Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Harpswell, and Topsham to pay even more in property taxes to make up from the shortfall from the State;

 

Now, therefore, be it resolved that:

 

The M.S.A.D. No. 75 Board of Directors calls upon the legislators of both parties to fully fund our public schools as expressed by the will of the citizens of Maine in the 2004 referendum by providing the required 55% of the cost of public education in Maine as defined by the Essential Programs and Services model in use at the time of the referendum; and

 

The M.S.A.D. No. 75 Board of Directors calls upon the legislators of both parties to reject the provision in the proposed biennial budget to shift pension payments onto local cities and towns; and

 

The M.S.A.D. No. 75 Board of Directors calls upon the legislators of both parties to reject the provision in the proposed biennial budget to eliminate property tax reduction provisions, and to suspend revenue sharing with municipalities; and

 

Be it finally resolved, that the M.S.A.D. No. 75 Board of Directors calls upon the Maine State Legislature to raise additional required state revenue in an equitable fashion in order to fund the mandated level of State support for public K-12 education.

 

Signed this 28th day of March, 2013:

 

S/Joanne Rogers, Chair, Board of Directors

S/Scott McKernan, Vice-Chair, Board of Directors

S/Susan Brown

S/James Conners

S/Dorothy Gardner

S/Linda W. Hall

S/Holly J.P. Kopp

S/Bradley V. Smith, Secretary of Board

S/Laurel Lopez

S/Jane Meisenbach

S/Kay Ogroanik

S/Jane Scease

S/Kimberly Totten

S/Jeffrey Wolkens

 

 

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

 

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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 221)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

April 9, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Senate Paper 105, Legislative Document 272, "An Act To Reduce Youth Cancer Risk," 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?"

 

19 voted in favor and 16 against, and accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Reporting Requirements of the Workers' Compensation Management Fund"

(H.P. 988)  (L.D. 1385)

 

Sponsored by Representative FITZPATRICK of Houlton.

Submitted by the Department of Administrative and Financial Services pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Allocate Net Revenue from Energy Corridor Leases on the Maine Turnpike for Purposes of Energy and Environmental Conservation"

(H.P. 989)  (L.D. 1386)

 

Sponsored by Representative HOBBINS of Saco.

 

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

 

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            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Provide Clarity and Consistency in Routine Public Health Licensing Activities"

(H.P. 990)  (L.D. 1387)

 

Sponsored by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford.

Submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Clarify Civil Liability of Persons Making False Claims to the Department of Health and Human Services"

(H.P. 991)  (L.D. 1388)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford.

Submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Facilitate a Pilot Program for Sunday Hunting for Residents Only"

(H.P. 994)  (L.D. 1398)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Provide for the Aroostook Band of Micmacs Certain Rights Regarding Hunting, Fishing and Wildlife Management"

(H.P. 995)  (L.D. 1399)

 

Sponsored by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representative: SAUCIER of Presque Isle, Senator: SHERMAN of Aroostook.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Expedite the Foreclosure Process"

(H.P. 992)  (L.D. 1389)

 

Sponsored by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel.

 

            (3-8)  Resolve, Directing the Attorney General To Confer with Tribal Governments To Establish Procedures Regarding the Tribal Provisions of the Federal Violence Against Women Act of 1994

(H.P. 996)  (L.D. 1400)

 

Sponsored by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington and Representatives: BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BERRY of Bowdoinham, CAREY of Lewiston, FREDETTE of Newport, MAKER of Calais, PRIEST of Brunswick, VILLA of Harrison, Senator: CAIN of Penobscot.

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

 

            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Issuance of and Access to Birth Certificates and Certain Medical Information"

(H.P. 997)  (L.D. 1401)

 

Sponsored by Representative KENT of Woolwich.

Cosponsored by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland and Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, CROCKETT of Bethel, DeCHANT of Bath, DION of Portland, HICKMAN of Winthrop, PRIEST of Brunswick.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-10)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Cancellation of Subscription Services"

(H.P. 993)  (L.D. 1390)

 

Sponsored by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CHENETTE of Saco, EVANGELOS of Friendship, PLANTE of Berwick, POULIOT of Augusta, Senator: JOHNSON of Lincoln.

 

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

 

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            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Taxes Imposed on Alcohol and Lodging"

(H.P. 998)  (L.D. 1402)

 

Sponsored by Representative MOONEN of Portland.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 986) (Cosponsored by Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, BEAULIEU of Auburn, BEAVERS of South Berwick, BECK of Waterville, BENNETT of Kennebunk, BERRY of Bowdoinham, BLACK of Wilton, BOLAND of Sanford, BOLDUC of Auburn, BRIGGS of Mexico, BROOKS of Winterport, CAMPBELL of Newfield, CAMPBELL of Orrington, CAREY of Lewiston, CASAVANT of Biddeford, CASSIDY of Lubec, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, CHASE of Wells, CHENETTE of Saco, CHIPMAN of Portland, CLARK of Easton, COOPER of Yarmouth, COTTA of China, CRAFTS of Lisbon, CRAY of Palmyra, CROCKETT of Bethel, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DAVIS of Sangerville, DeCHANT of Bath, DEVIN of Newcastle, DICKERSON of Rockland, DILL of Old Town, DION of Portland, DOAK of Columbia Falls, DORNEY of Norridgewock, DUNPHY of Embden, DUPREY of Hampden, ESPLING of New Gloucester, EVANGELOS of Friendship, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, FARNSWORTH of Portland, FITZPATRICK of Houlton, FOWLE of Vassalboro, FREDETTE of Newport, FREY of Bangor, GATTINE of Westbrook, GIDEON of Freeport, GIFFORD of Lincoln, GILBERT of Jay, GILLWAY of Searsport, GOODE of Bangor, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, GRANT of Gardiner, GUERIN of Glenburn, HAMANN of South Portland, HARLOW of Portland, HARVELL of Farmington, HAYES of Buckfield, HERBIG of Belfast, HOBBINS of Saco, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, JACKSON of Oxford, JOHNSON of Eddington, JOHNSON of Greenville, JONES of Freedom, JORGENSEN of Portland, KAENRATH of South Portland, KENT of Woolwich, KESCHL of Belgrade, KINNEY of Limington, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, KORNFIELD of Bangor, KRUGER of Thomaston, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, KUSIAK of Fairfield, LAJOIE of Lewiston, LIBBY of Waterboro, LIBBY of Lewiston, LOCKMAN of Amherst, LONG of Sherman, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach, MacDONALD of Boothbay, MAKER of Calais, MALABY of Hancock, MAREAN of Hollis, MASON of Topsham, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McCABE of Skowhegan, McCLELLAN of Raymond, McELWEE of Caribou, McGOWAN of York, McLEAN of Gorham, MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, MOONEN of Portland, MORIARTY of Cumberland, MORRISON of South Portland, NADEAU of Fort Kent, NADEAU of Winslow, NELSON of Falmouth, NEWENDYKE of Litchfield, NOON of Sanford, NUTTING of Oakland, PARRY of Arundel, PEASE of Morrill, PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford, PEOPLES of Westbrook, PETERSON of Rumford, PLANTE of Berwick, POULIOT of Augusta, POWERS of Naples, PRIEST of Brunswick, PRINGLE of Windham, RANKIN of Hiram, REED of Carmel, ROCHELO of Biddeford, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, RUSSELL of Portland, RYKERSON of Kittery, SANBORN of Gorham, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SAXTON of Harpswell, SCHNECK of Bangor, SHAW of Standish, SHORT of Pittsfield, SIROCKI of Scarborough, SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, STANLEY of Medway, STUCKEY of Portland, THERIAULT of Madawaska, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, TREAT of Hallowell, TURNER of Burlington, TYLER of Windham, VEROW of Brewer, VILLA of Harrison, VOLK of Scarborough, WALLACE of Dexter, WEAVER of York, WELSH of Rockport, WERTS of Auburn, WILLETTE of Mapleton, WILSON of Augusta, WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro, WINSOR of Norway, WOOD of Sabattus, Senators: President ALFOND of Cumberland, BOYLE of Cumberland, BURNS of Washington, CAIN of Penobscot, CLEVELAND of Androscoggin, COLLINS of York, CRAVEN of Androscoggin, CUSHING of Penobscot, DUTREMBLE of York, FLOOD of Kennebec, GERZOFSKY of Cumberland, GOODALL of Sagadahoc, GRATWICK of Penobscot, HAMPER of Oxford, HASKELL of Cumberland, HILL of York, JACKSON of Aroostook, JOHNSON of Lincoln, KATZ of Kennebec, LACHOWICZ of Kennebec, LANGLEY of Hancock, MASON of Androscoggin, MAZUREK of Knox, MILLETT of Cumberland, PATRICK of Oxford, PLUMMER of Cumberland, SAVIELLO of Franklin, SHERMAN of Aroostook, THIBODEAU of Waldo, THOMAS of Somerset, TUTTLE of York, VALENTINO of York, WHITTEMORE of Somerset, WOODBURY of Cumberland, YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE HOLOCAUST AND HUMAN RIGHTS CENTER OF MAINE'S LEGISLATIVE AWARENESS DAY AND YOM HASHOAH, THE DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

 

            WHEREAS, from 1933 to 1945, 6,000,000 Jews were murdered in the Holocaust as part of a state-sponsored, systematic persecution and annihilation program of genocide, and millions of other people suffered as victims of Nazism, such as the handicapped, political dissidents and many others for racial, ethnic or national reasons; and

 

            WHEREAS, the people of the State of Maine should always remember the atrocities committed by the Nazis so that such horrors are never repeated and the history of the Holocaust offers an opportunity to reflect on the moral responsibilities of individuals, societies and governments; and

 

            WHEREAS, the people of the State of Maine should always remember those who liberated the Nazi concentration camps, some of whom lost their lives and others of whom have experienced lifelong emotional suffering, as holding an honored place in our history; and

 

            WHEREAS, the people of the State of Maine should continually rededicate themselves to the principle of equal justice for all people, remain eternally vigilant against all tyranny and recognize that bigotry provides a breeding ground for tyranny to flourish; and

 

            WHEREAS, the national community, pursuant to an Act of Congress, will be commemorating the week of April 7 through April 14, 2013 as the Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust, including the Day of Remembrance, known as Yom HaShoah, April 8, 2013; and

 

            WHEREAS, it is appropriate for the people of the State of Maine to join in this international commemoration and April 10, 2013 has been designated as the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine's Legislative Awareness Day; 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, pause in solemn memory of the victims of the Holocaust and in honor of the survivors, rescuers and liberators, urge everyone to recommit themselves to the lessons of the Holocaust through the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine's Legislative Awareness Day and the international week of commemoration and express our common desire to continually strive to overcome prejudice and inhumanity through education, vigilance and resistance; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine and the United States Holocaust Memorial Council in Washington, D.C. on behalf of the people of the State of Maine.

 

 

 

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            (4-2)  On motion of Representative HAMANN of South Portland, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 987) (Cosponsored by Representatives: GATTINE of Westbrook, GIDEON of Freeport) (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 UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO SUPPORT THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE NAGORNO-KARABAKH REPUBLIC

 

            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, Nagorno-Karabakh is a landlocked region in the South Caucasus and has historically been Armenian territory, populated by an overwhelming majority of Armenians, which was severed from Armenia by the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in 1921 and placed under newly created Soviet Azerbaijani administration; and

 

            WHEREAS, February 20, 1988 marked the beginning of the national liberation movement in Nagorno-Karabakh; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Nagorno-Karabakh democracy movement inspired peoples throughout the Soviet Union to stand up against tyranny and for their rights and freedoms, helping to bring democracy to millions and contributing to world peace; and

 

            WHEREAS, in 1989, the United States Senate expressed support for the legitimate aspirations for freedom of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh; and

 

            WHEREAS, on September 2, 1991, in a popular expression of democracy, the elected legislature of Nagorno-Karabakh declared the creation of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, in full compliance with then‑existing legislation and international norms; and

 

            WHEREAS, on December 10, 1991, the people of Nagorno-Karabakh voted overwhelmingly in a referendum in favor of the independence of the region and, on January 6, 1992, the democratically elected legislature of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic formally declared independence; and

 

            WHEREAS, Azerbaijan launched a full-scale military aggression to suppress the national liberation movement in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, which ended with the signing of a cease‑fire in 1994; and

 

            WHEREAS, as one of the mediators, along with Russia and France, the United States has expressed its vision for a stable and peaceful South Caucasus, and direct United States aid to Nagorno‑Karabakh represents a vital source of humanitarian relief for post‑war reconstruction in the republic; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Nagorno‑Karabakh Republic has built a democratic nation, with a free-market‑oriented economy and a vibrant civil society, and has held several presidential and parliamentary elections, all praised by international monitors as free and fair; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, your Memorialists, encourage and support the Nagorno‑Karabakh Republic's continuing efforts to develop as a free and independent nation in order to guarantee its citizens those rights inherent in a free and independent society; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That We urge and request that the President of the United States and the United States Congress support the self-determination and democratic independence of the Nagorno‑Karabakh Republic and its constructive involvement with the international community's efforts to reach a just and lasting solution to security issues in that strategically important region; 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, to the President of the United States Senate, to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, to the Honorable Robert Avetisyan, Permanent Representative to the United States of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and to each Member of the Maine Congressional Delegation.

 

 

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            (4-3)  On motion of Representative RANKIN of Hiram, the following House Order:  (H.O. 19)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Matthea Elisabeth Larsen Daughtry of Brunswick be excused April 4 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Paul E. Gilbert of Jay be excused April 3 and 4 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative L. Gary Knight of Livermore Falls be excused April 2, 3 and 4 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Stephen W. Moriarty of Cumberland be excused April 4 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Jane P. Pringle of Windham be excused April 2, 3 and 4 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 members of the Waterville Senior High School Girls Indoor Track and Field Team, of Waterville, on their winning the 2013 Class B State Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the team on their achievement;

 

(SLS 113)

 

 

            (5-2)  Zachary Hicks, of Gardiner, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  For his Eagle Scout service project, Zachary installed a handicap ramp at the Highland Avenue United Methodist Church in Gardiner, dedicating it to the memory of his grandfather, John Hicks.  We extend our congratulations to Zachary on this achievement;

 

(SLS 164)

 

 

            (5-3)  the Freeport High School Girls Ski Team, on its winning the 2013 Class C State Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the team on their achievement;

 

(SLS 165)

 

 

            (5-4)  the following students at Sanford Regional Technical Center, who won a Gold Medal at the 2013 SkillsUSA Maine Championship:  Pete McCoy for early childhood education and Brook Gebhardt for screen printing technology.  The SkillsUSA Maine Championship is a state-level competition for high school and college students enrolled in trade, technical and skilled service instructional programs in which students from across the State demonstrate their talents and dedication to their fields of study.  We congratulate these 2 students on their achievements;

 

(SLS 166)

 

 

            (5-5)  David Desjardins, of New Canada, president and chief executive officer of Acadia Federal Credit Union, who was named the 2013 Maine Small Business Leader of the Year by Mainebiz magazine.  Mr. Desjardins was honored for his commitment to credit union members and the community at large and for his passion for small business in Northern Aroostook County.  We congratulate Mr. Desjardins on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 167)

 

 

            (5-6)  Benny Fishman, a student at St. John Valley Technology Center, in Frenchville, who won the Gold Medal in cabinetmaking at the SkillsUSA Maine Championship.  The SkillsUSA Maine Championship is a state-level competition for high school and college students enrolled in trade, technical and skilled service instructional programs in which students from across the State demonstrate their talents and dedication to their fields of study.  We congratulate Benny on his achievement;

 

(SLS 168)

 

 

            (5-7)  the following students at Van Buren Regional Technology Center, who won the Gold Medal at the 2013 SkillsUSA Maine Championship:  Vanessa Lajoie, welding sculpture; Nicholas Ayotte, welding fabrication; Forrest Bouchard, welding fabrication; and Marc LaJoie, welding fabrication.  The SkillsUSA Maine Championship is a state-level competition for high school and college students enrolled in trade, technical and skilled service instructional programs in which students from across the State demonstrate their talents and dedication to their fields of study.  We congratulate these students on their achievements;

 

(SLS 169)

 

 

            (5-8)  the members of the Fryeburg Academy Jazz Big Band, winners of the 2013 Maine High School Instrumental Jazz Festival in Houlton:  Malik Mobley, Alex Ouellette, Megan Cavanaugh, Chris Schubert, Paul Dostie, Chelsea Abraham, Isabel Hodgman-Burns, Isabelle Boyd, Hunter Lyons, Patrick Moody, Liam LaMountain, Kylie Jolicoeur, Kitty Yuan, Michelle Boucher, Savannah Kruguer, Sullivan Briggs, Nicole Tichenor and Ashley Wissman and director Brent LaCasce.  This is the band's 3rd title in 5 years.  We extend our congratulations to the members of the Fryeburg Academy Jazz Big Band on this achievement;

 

(SLS 170)

 

 

            (5-9)  Kasey Huntress, of Harrison, a senior at Lake Region High School, who is the recipient of the 2013 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Kasey on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 171)

 

 

            (5-10)  Merry Watson, of Naples, on her retirement from the Naples Fire Department.  One of the community members who originally formed the Naples Rescue Department in 1975, Ms. Watson served 5 years as a firefighter for the Naples Fire Department and 37 years as an emergency technician for the Naples Rescue Department.  Ms. Watson will continue to work as a rescue technician during the Fryeburg Fair and as President of the Naples Historical Society and Museum.  We extend our appreciation to Ms. Watson for her commitment to the citizens of the Town of Naples and wish her well in her future endeavors;

 

(SLS 172)

 

 

            (5-11)  Brandon Aponte, of Brooklin, who has won the 2013 Maine State Spelling Bee.  Brandon, who is homeschooled and is in the 7th grade, won after a 4-hour competition and a one-hour spell-off with last year's winner.  Brandon will represent Maine at the Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 28, 2013 in Washington, D.C.  We congratulate Brandon and send him our best wishes on this outstanding accomplishment;

 

(SLS 173)

 

 

            (5-12)  the memory of the late Honorable Olivier R. Sirois, of Madawaska, during this sesquicentennial year of his first term as the State Representative for the Madawaska District of Dionne Plantation in the 42nd Maine Legislature, for his efforts to help his French-speaking Franco-American constituents to become better citizens.  Mr. Sirois was the sponsor of a bill in 1863, which became law in 1864, establishing an annual fund to create and sustain a school in Madawaska to teach English to the population of this isolated region of the State.  He was re-elected to a second term as State Representative to the 43rd Maine Legislature in 1865 and, over the next 20 years, served his community of Madawaska as Postmaster for 16 years, as a member of the School Committee for 4 terms, as a Trial Justice for 3 terms, as a Constable for 3 terms and was elected as the town's initial 1st Selectman in 1869, the year of Madawaska's incorporation as a town.  We join the citizens of Madawaska as they celebrate the sesquicentennial celebration of one of the town's leading citizens of its early days;

 

(HLS 129)

Presented by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook, Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska.

 

 

            (5-13)  Robert and Leola Cyr, of Madawaska, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary.  Mr. and Mrs. Cyr were married on August 10, 1963 at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Green River, New Brunswick.  They are the parents of 4 children, Lynda, Sandra, Mark and Tina, and have 4 grandchildren, Calvin, Veronica, Thomas (T.C.) and Valerie.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Cyr and their family on the celebration of their Golden Anniversary;

 

(HLS 130)

Presented by Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-14)  the Presque Isle Historical Society, on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary of providing high-quality services to the Presque Isle community.  The Presque Isle Historical Society's mission is to present a living history of Presque Isle to the area schools and through community-related educational programs and it has succeeded in doing this through the hard work of its volunteers.  The historical society promotes the study and preservation of the history, culture, heritage and physical artifacts of Presque Isle for the edification of present and future generations.  The historical society's anniversary is being celebrated at the same time that the City of Presque Isle celebrates the birthday of its founder, Dennis Fairbanks, born on April 16th.  We congratulate the Presque Isle Historical Society on this Golden Anniversary and we send our best wishes to the community on its future success;

 

(HLS 131)

Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook, Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle.

 

 

            (5-15)  Taylor Willey, of Presque Isle, who is the recipient of a 2013 Real Hero Award from the American Red Cross Pine Tree Chapter.  Mr. Willey helped save a man whose clothing was caught in a bin piler machine at a potato house.  We congratulate Mr. Willey on his receiving this well-deserved honor;

 

(HLS 132)

Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook, Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle.

 

 

            (5-16)  Richard Wark, of Mapleton, who is the recipient of a 2013 Real Hero Award from the American Red Cross Pine Tree Chapter.  Mr. Wark helped save a man whose clothing was caught in a bin piler machine at a potato house.  We congratulate Mr. Wark on his receiving this well-deserved honor;

 

(HLS 133)

Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-17)  Hillary Albert, of Presque Isle, who is the recipient of a 2013 Real Hero Award from the American Red Cross Pine Tree Chapter.  Ms. Albert helped save the life of a woman who was choking by performing the Heimlich maneuver.  We congratulate Ms. Albert on her receiving this well-deserved honor;

 

(HLS 134)

Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook, Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle.

 

 

            (5-18)  the following members of the Presque Isle High School Girls Basketball Team, who have won the 2013 Class B State Championship:  Megan Ireland, Chandler Guerrette, Karlee Bernier, Laurin Ackerson, Taylor Williams, Liza Buck, Hannah Graham, Kayla Girardin, Krystal Kingsbury, Regan Nelson and Meredith Stewart; managers Mikayla Albert, Katie McKenna, Kali Warner and Amelia Sharp; coach Jeff Hudson; assistant coach Ralph Michaud; and junior varsity coach Tim McCue.  We send our congratulations and best wishes to the team members on their achievement;

 

(HLS 135)

Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook, Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle.

 

 

            (5-19)  Jack Reed, of Wade, who is the recipient of a 2013 Real Hero Award from the American Red Cross Pine Tree Chapter.  Mr. Reed helped save a man whose clothing was caught in a bin piler machine at a potato house.  We congratulate Mr. Reed on his receiving this well-deserved honor;

 

(HLS 136)

Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-20)  Fred Parsons, of Presque Isle, who is the recipient of a 2013 Real Hero Award from the American Red Cross Pine Tree Chapter.  Mr. Parsons helped save the lives of a mother and her twins during a home birth when one baby was not receiving sufficient oxygen and the other baby was in a breech position.  We congratulate Mr. Parsons on his receiving this well-deserved honor;

 

(HLS 137)

Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook, Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-21)  Philip Jackson Cobb, of Belgrade Lakes.  A veteran of the United States Navy, Mr. Cobb contributed greatly to his community, particularly with his work at Camp Runoia in Belgrade Lakes where, over the course of more than 75 years, he positively affected the lives of young people.  He also served the youth of New Jersey, working as administrator of the John Witherspoon School in Princeton.  Mr. Cobb will be missed by his family, friends and those whose lives he touched;

 

(HLS 138)

Presented by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Change of Committee

 

            (6-1)  Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT on Bill "An Act To Clarify the Criteria of the Health Professions Loan Program as It Affects Physicians Practicing Neurology-psychiatry"

(S.P. 375)  (L.D. 1093)

 

            Reporting that it be REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS.

 

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Divided Report

 

            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Base the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax on the Purchase Price of the Motor Vehicle"

(S.P. 56)  (L.D. 167)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    HASKELL of Cumberland
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    GOODE of Bangor
                                    BROOKS of Winterport
                                    MAREAN of Hollis
                                    MOONEN of Portland
                                    STANLEY of Medway
                                    TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-19) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    THOMAS of Somerset

            Representatives:
                                    BENNETT of Kennebunk
                                    JACKSON of Oxford
                                    KNIGHT of Livermore Falls
                                    LIBBY of Lewiston

            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 ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-46) on Bill "An Act To Authorize the Public Advocate To Publish and Distribute Consumer Information"

(H.P. 212)  (L.D. 303)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CLEVELAND of Androscoggin
                                    JACKSON of Aroostook
                                    YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    HOBBINS of Saco
                                    BEAVERS of South Berwick
                                    DUNPHY of Embden
                                    GIDEON of Freeport
                                    HARVELL of Farmington
                                    NEWENDYKE of Litchfield
                                    RUSSELL of Portland
                                    RYKERSON of Kittery
                                    TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    LIBBY of Waterboro

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Equalize the Premiums Imposed on the Sale of Motor Vehicle Oil"

(H.P. 11)  (L.D. 7)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BOYLE of Cumberland
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    WELSH of Rockport
                                    CAMPBELL of Orrington
                                    CHIPMAN of Portland
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    LONG of Sherman
                                    REED of Carmel

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-44) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin

            Representative:
                                    AYOTTE of Caswell

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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-47) on Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Use of Rubber Lures for Fishing"

(H.P. 37)  (L.D. 42)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DUTREMBLE of York
                                    BURNS of Washington
                                    HASKELL of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    SHAW of Standish
                                    BRIGGS of Mexico
                                    CRAFTS of Lisbon
                                    DAVIS of Sangerville
                                    EVANGELOS of Friendship
                                    KUSIAK of Fairfield
                                    SHORT of Pittsfield
                                    WOOD of Sabattus

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    ESPLING of New Gloucester
                                    MARKS of Pittston

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass 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)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    PATRICK of Oxford
                                    CLEVELAND of Androscoggin

            Representatives:
                                    HERBIG of Belfast
                                    CAMPBELL of Newfield
                                    DUPREY of Hampden
                                    GILBERT of Jay
                                    HAMANN of South Portland
                                    LOCKMAN of Amherst
                                    MASON of Topsham
                                    MASTRACCIO of Sanford
                                    VOLK of Scarborough
                                    WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

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            (6-7)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Establish a Sales Tax Holiday for Purchases Made during the Month of January"

(H.P. 227)  (L.D. 318)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    HASKELL of Cumberland
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    GOODE of Bangor
                                    BROOKS of Winterport
                                    LIBBY of Lewiston
                                    STANLEY of Medway
                                    TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-41) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    THOMAS of Somerset

            Representatives:
                                    BENNETT of Kennebunk
                                    JACKSON of Oxford
                                    KNIGHT of Livermore Falls
                                    MAREAN of Hollis
                                    MOONEN of Portland

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            (6-8)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-42) 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)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    HASKELL of Cumberland
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    GOODE of Bangor
                                    KNIGHT of Livermore Falls
                                    LIBBY of Lewiston
                                    MAREAN of Hollis
                                    MOONEN of Portland
                                    TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    THOMAS of Somerset

            Representatives:
                                    BENNETT of Kennebunk
                                    BROOKS of Winterport
                                    JACKSON of Oxford
                                    STANLEY of Medway

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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. 74)  (L.D. 92) Bill "An Act Relating to Private School Student Participation in Public School Cocurricular, Interscholastic and Extracurricular Activities"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-53)

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 201)  (L.D. 292) Bill "An Act To Protect the Public Health from Mosquito-borne Diseases"  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-54)

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 287)  (L.D. 414) Bill "An Act To Restructure the Licensing and Regulation of Boilers and Pressure Vessels and Elevators and Tramways"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-55)

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 303)  (L.D. 453) Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Sale of Gasoline That Contains Ethanol as an Additive at a Level Greater than 10 Percent by Volume"  Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-56)

 

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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. 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

 

            (8-2)  (H.P. 571)  (L.D. 820) Bill "An Act Regarding Fire Escapes for Certain Buildings"

 

            (8-3)  (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"

 

            (8-4)  (H.P. 39)  (L.D. 44) Bill "An Act Regarding Pharmacy Provider Audits"  (C. "A" H-45)

 

            (8-5)  (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"  (C. "A" H-52)

 

            (8-6)  (H.P. 169)  (L.D. 208) Bill "An Act To Amend the Charter of St. Mark's Home for Women in Augusta"  (C. "A" H-48)

 

            (8-7)  (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"  (C. "A" H-43)

 

            (8-8)  (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"  (C. "A" H-40)

 

            (8-9)  (H.P. 219)  (L.D. 310) Bill "An Act To Exempt Persons 70 Years of Age and Older from Jury Duty at Their Discretion"  (C. "A" H-49)

 

            (8-10)  (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  (C. "A" H-51)

 

            (8-11)  (H.P. 282)  (L.D. 407) Resolve, Directing the Maine Turnpike Authority To Place Signs Directing Motorists to Oxford Casino  (C. "A" H-39)

 

            (8-12)  (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  (C. "A" H-38)

 

            (8-13)  (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)  (C. "A" H-50)

 

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BILLS IN THE SECOND READING

 

 

House

 

            (9-1)  Bill "An Act To Expand Eligible Project Costs in Development Districts"

(H.P. 289)  (L.D. 413)

 

 

House as Amended

 

            (9-2)  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)
(C. "A" H-23)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Open the St. Croix River to River Herring

(H.P. 65)  (L.D. 72)

 

 

            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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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 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.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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 Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Create a Permanent Wabanaki Law Enforcement Seat on the Board of Trustees of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy"

(H.P. 115)  (L.D. 140)

 

Ought to Pass  (9 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (4 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Bill "An Act To Ensure Increased Wages for Wabanaki Tribal Members"

(H.P. 665)  (L.D. 952)

 

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

 

 

Millicent M. MacFarland
Clerk of the House

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

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

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 495)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the House and Senate adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, April 23, 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

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Resolve, To Provide a Pesticide Spraying Notification Process

(S.P. 493)  (L.D. 1391)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Cost-of-living Adjustment for Certain State Retirees When the Cost of Living Declines"

(S.P. 499)  (L.D. 1395)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Make Parents More Aware of Eating Disorders"

(S.P. 498)  (L.D. 1394)

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Encourage Entrepreneurial Investment in Maine"

(S.P. 497)  (L.D. 1393)

 

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

 

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            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Create Equity and Fairness in the Elver Industry"

(S.P. 501)  (L.D. 1397)

 

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

 

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            (1-6)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws"

(S.P. 494)  (L.D. 1392)

 

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

 

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

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

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 496)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs shall report out, to the Senate, a bill regarding the wholesale spirits contract.

 

 

 

            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

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 126)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

April 9, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Ryan Armstrong of Hampden for appointment as the student member to the Board of Trustees, Maine Maritime Academy.

 

Pursuant to P&SL 1975, Chapter 771 §428, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (S.P. 193)  (L.D. 503) Bill "An Act To Amend the Limited Liability Company Laws"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-22)

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 211)  (L.D. 302) Resolve, Directing the Public Utilities Commission To Review Certain Electricity Distribution Charges Assessed on Businesses  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-58)

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 778)  (L.D. 1109) Bill "An Act To Clarify the Maine New Markets Capital Investment Program Tax Credit" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-57)

 

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