Table of Contents

House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
Second Day
BILLS IN THE SECOND READING
House
House as Amended
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
SUPPLEMENT NO. 4
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


33rd Legislative Day

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Matt MacDonald, Midcoast Christian Fellowship, Belfast.

 

            National Anthem by Loranger Middle School Jazz Band, Old Orchard Beach.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Robert Anderson, M.D., Yarmouth.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Create the Lisbon Water District"

(S.P. 500)  (L.D. 1396)

 

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

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 132)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

April 24, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

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

 

Criminal Justice and Public Safety

L.D. 277         An Act To Clarify the Laws Regarding the Calculation of the Period of Imprisonment

L.D. 379         An Act To Require Institutions To Report Knowledge or Suspicion of Criminal Violations to a Law Enforcement Agency

 

Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

L.D. 1149       An Act To Establish a Rebuttable Presumption Regarding a Corrections Employee That Contracts Hypertension or Cardiovascular Disease

L.D. 1156       An Act To Update a Reference Contained in the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code

L.D. 1195       An Act To Protect the Privacy of Job Applicants

 

Veterans and Legal Affairs

L.D. 213         An Act To Provide Funding for Transportation of Veterans to Medical Facilities

L.D. 343         Resolve, Regarding the Transfer of Responsibility for Veterans' Cemetery Maintenance

L.D. 607         An Act To Make an Employee Who Sells Alcoholic Beverages or Tobacco to a Minor Responsible for Paying the Fine

L.D. 923         An Act To Require Write-in Candidates To Be Listed on the Ballot Tabulation Report

L.D. 981         An Act To Allow Candidate Name Tags on Election Day

L.D. 1008       An Act To Assess a Fine on a Person Who Provides Misinformation on a Primary Candidate's Consent Form

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 133)

 

STATE OF MAINE

DEPARTMENT OF AUDIT

66 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0066

 

LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

 

Honorable Justin L. Alfond

President of the Senate

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House of Representatives

 

Honorable Paul R. LePage

Governor of Maine

 

I am pleased to submit the State of Maine Management Letter for the year ended June 30, 2012. In the course of conducting the Single Audit of the State of Maine we became aware of matters that offer opportunities for our government to improve its operations. Audit findings and recommendations on these matters accompany the Management Letter as Management Letter Comments.

 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have. Like you, we are committed to improving our State government for the benefit of our citizens. Healthy discussion of problems found, and solutions considered are part of a dialogue that aims at improvement. I welcome your thoughts and inquiries on these matters.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

S/Pola A. Buckley, CPA, CISA

State Auditor

April 16, 2013

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (S.P. 519)

 

Town of Bowdoin, Maine

23 Cornish Drive

PO Box 35

Bowdoin, Maine  04287

 

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 $283 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 eliminate the "circuit breaker" property tax and rent relief program for anyone under the age of 65; would take $8 million in truck excise tax revenue from towns; and 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; 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; be it

 

RESOLVED, Bowdoin 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.

 

S/Marc Bernier, Selectmen, Chair

S/Michelle Keleher, Selectmen

S/David Wienckowski, 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. 520)

 

RESOLUTION REGARDING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET PROPOSAL

 

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 municipal revenue sharing; would cut the state's reimbursement for General Assistance; would eliminate the Homestead Exemption for anyone under the age of 65; would eliminate the "circuit breaker" property tax and rent relief program for anyone under the age of 65; would take a portion of truck excise tax revenue from towns; and would create a corporate tax exemption for large amounts of currently taxable property; 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 Waldoboro calls upon the Maine Legislature to reject these proposals and avoid this regressive tax shift.

 

Signed: Board of Selectmen, Waldoboro, Maine

 

S/Craig E. Cooley, Chairman

S/James Bodman, Vice-chair

S/Steve Cartwright

S/Theodore M. Wooster

S/Carl Cunningham

 

March 26, 2013

 

 

 

            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. 521)

 

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BATH

OPPOSING THE GOVERNOR'S PROPOSED

BIENNIAL STATE BUDGET TO THE EXTENT

THAT IT SHIFTS THE BURDEN OF FUNDING STATE GOVERNMENT

TO THE MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAXPAYER

 

WHEREAS, the proposed Budget for the next biennium submitted by the Governor represents a significant reduction in revenues previously available to municipalities and shifts in a dramatic fashion the burden of funding State government to the municipal property taxpayer; and

 

WHEREAS, the reduction in revenue represents the elimination or significant modification of longstanding and legislatively approved property relief programs including, but not limited to, the following:

 

         The proposed Biennial Budget eliminates $283 million dollars in municipal revenue sharing; based on the Manager's estimates, the first City of Bath Budget affected by the reduction, will see a loss of $789,500 in revenue.

         The Biennial Budget proposes a level of school funding that is $200 million dollars short of the 55% level passed in State referendum; this would result in an increase in the City of Bath's share of RSU 1 expenses of $1,680,750 in the first Bath Budget year affected by the proposed Biennial Budget.

         The Biennial Budget proposes to shift $8 million dollars in commercial excise tax revenue from the municipalities to State government; this would represent a loss to the City of Bath of $38,735.

         The proposed Biennial Budget cuts State reimbursement for general assistance by $6.7 million dollars, with a $10.2 million dollar cap on reimbursement; if the cap is reached, this reduction could have a significant impact on the City of Bath.

         The shift under the proposed Biennial Budget from the Business Tax Reimbursement Program (BETR) to the Business Equipment Tax Exemption Program (BETE) potentially would cost the City of Bath $25,234 in revenue, depending on adjustments that may have to be made in the City's Tax Increment Financing Program with Bath Iron Works.

         The proposed Biennial Budget also eliminates a significant portion of the Homestead Exemption and the Circuit Breaker Property Tax and Rent Relief Programs thus representing a shift in cost to the local taxpayers for amounts currently reimbursed by the programs; and

 

WHEREAS, the implementation of the Governor's Budget as proposed and without modification would result in a reduction of revenue to the City of Bath in excess of $2,500,000 and represents an 11.4% increase in the City's tax rate during the first fiscal year that the Biennial Budget is in place; and

 

WHEREAS, municipalities have a limited ability to react to and provide for reductions in State revenues, essentially being limited to reductions in services and/or an increase in local property taxes; and

 

WHEREAS, local Municipal Budgets, including the City of Bath's Budgets, in recent years have been flat primarily due to prior reductions in State funding; and

 

WHEREAS, no corresponding option for raising additional local revenue has been proposed, to offset these revenue reductions; and

 

WHEREAS, the State has not shown any willingness to address revenue issues and tax reform; and

 

WHEREAS, the proposed Biennial Budget seeks to balance the State's Budget on the backs of its municipalities without providing any additional revenue sources and would require significant tax increases, if municipalities are to maintain reasonable service levels.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Bath that the City Council opposes the implementation of the Governor's Biennial Budget and urges the State Legislature to look to a more comprehensive approach with regard to its tax policies and identifying other cost savings not designated as being passed on to the municipalities and meaningful tax reform, in order to avoid significant increases in municipal property taxes and to protect municipal service levels.

 

 

City of Bath, Maine

In City Council:  April 3, 2013

 

ATTEST:  S/Mary J. White, City Clerk

 

 

            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.P. 522)

 

TOWN OF ALFRED

Office of the Selectmen

PO Box 667

Alfred, MAINE 04002-0667

 

April 9, 2013

 

RESOLVE, EXPRESSING THE OPPOSITION OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN OF THE TOWN OF ALFRED, TO PROPOSALS TO SHIFT THE BURDEN FUNDING STATE GOVERNMENT TO THE PROPERTY TAX AND THE PROPERTY TAX PAYER AND THAT LEGISLATIVE LEADERS AND MEMBERS OUTLINE A PLAN THAT PROVIDES A REASONABLE LEVEL OF PROMISE THAT MAINE STATE GOVERNMENT CAN ADDRESS AND SOLVE FUNDING ISSUES FACING THE STATE.

 

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

 

WHEREAS, the proposal includes the elimination of $283 million in municipal revenue sharing; falls $200 million short of funding local schools at the 55 % voter referendum approved level; would cut the State's reimbursement level to General Assistance by about $6.7 million; would eliminate the Homestead Exemption for everyone under the age of 65; would eliminate the "circuit breaker'" property tax and rent program for anyone under the age of 65; would take $8 million in truck tractor excise tax revenues from towns; and would create a corporate tax exemption for large amounts of currently taxable property; and

 

WHEREAS, the proposal to suspend municipal revenue sharing to Alfred would result in the loss of $238,521 in revenues, which would increase property taxes by $238.00 on the average residential property value at $250,000; and

 

WHEREAS, the proposal to eliminate the FY 2015 Homestead Exemption for those under 65 will increase taxes for those residents by $132 if the town's tax rate stays the same; and

 

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

 

Resolved, The Alfred Board of Selectmen calls upon the Maine State Legislature to reject these proposals and raise revenue in an equitable fashion to avoid this regressive tax shift.  Be it further resolved, that the Alfred Board of Selectmen urgently calls upon the Maine State Legislature to immediately define and communicate the draft of a plan, that at the least, outlines the philosophical approach Legislative Leadership and the Members will follow to meet the demonstrated unmet needs of our State with revenues raised by State Government; and that the Legislative Leaders and Members recognize how vitally important it is that such a draft plan be available within the near term, providing to all Maine citizens a reasonable level of hope that the huge challenges so evident can and will be successfully addressed by our elected State Officials.

 

S/George Donovan

 

Selectmen, Town of Alfred

 

S/John J. Sylvester

S/Glen A. Dochtermann

 

 

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

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (S.P. 523)

 

SELECTMEN'S OFFICE

Town of Waterboro

 

April 9, 2013

 

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

 

WHEREAS, this biennial budget proposal calls for redirecting that portion of the sales and income tax revenues normally distributed to municipalities under the Revenue Sharing Program toward balancing the State Budget.  The proposal to suspend the State Revenue Sharing funds to Waterboro would result in a $644,982.00 revenue loss to the Town of Waterboro presenting an estimated $0.85 increase on the property tax rate; and

 

WHEREAS, this biennial budget proposal calls for redirecting commercial vehicle excise tax revenues away from municipalities toward balancing the State Budget.  The proposal will result in a reduction of excise tax in the amount of $10,073.00 revenue loss presenting an estimated $0.13 increase on the property tax rate; and

 

WHEREAS, this biennial budget proposal dramatically curtails the Homestead and Circuit Breaker programs designed to reduce local resident property tax burdens for the purpose of balancing the State Budget.  The proposal will result in an increase in the property taxes of $128.00; and

 

WHEREAS, this biennial budget proposal calls for the elimination of the BETR program that reimburses municipalities for lost personal property taxes for the purpose of balancing the State Budget.  The proposal will result in an estimated $96,740.00 representing an estimated $0.13 in the tax rate; and

 

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

 

WHEREAS, if enacted, these changes will reduce Town revenues by at least $655,055.00; and

 

WHEREAS, to replace these revenues through property taxation, the Town's tax rate would have to increase by approximately $1.12; and

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Waterboro hereby expresses its strong opposition to provisions included in the recently proposed state budget that would significantly shift the burden of funding state government to the property taxes in Waterboro.  Taxes that often are unrelated to the ability of property owners to pay will require spending reductions which will call into question our ability to protect the health and welfare of our community and provide our residents with basic government services.

 

Call upon the Maine Legislature and Senator John Tuttle and Representative Aaron Libby to reject these proposals and restore revenue sharing to municipalities, retain full funding of General Assistance reimbursements, maintain the Homestead and Circuit Breaker relief programs, restore excise taxes to previous levels, retain the BETR program and support to the schools in order to avoid this regressive tax shift.

 

 

S/Dennis G. Abbot, Chairman

S/TammyJo Girard

S/David Woodsome

S/Jon Gale

S/Gordon Littlefield

 

Board of Selectmen

Town of Waterboro

 

 

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

 

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            (2-8)  The Following Communication: (S.P. 524)

 

Town of Newfield

Resolution

March 28, 2013

 

Resolve:  Express the Opposition of the Selectpeople of the town of Newfield to the Proposals to shift the burden of funding state Government to the property tax and property tax payer.

 

Whereas, the State Administration has submitted a proposed budget for the coming biennium that will dramatically shift the burden of funding state government to the property tax by eliminating or significantly modifying long standing property tax relief programs; and

 

Whereas, the proposal to suspend municipal revenue sharing would result in a $79,418.00 revenue loss to the Town of Newfield representing an estimated 4% increase on the property tax rate; and

 

Whereas the proposal to redirect the excise tax on tractor trailers will reduce the towns revenues by an additional $7,418.00 or 60 cents on the tax rate; and

 

Whereas, eliminating the homestead exemption in FY 15 for those under 65 will increase taxes for no longer qualifying residents by $77.00 (based on a home value of $100,000.) in that year if the Town's tax rate remain unchanged; this represents a tax increase of over 10% for most of those losing the exemption; and

 

Whereas, low and moderate income residents under the age of 65 who now qualify for the state property tax circuit breaker program will no longer qualify for it in the coming budget year; and

 

Whereas, starting in the second year of the biennium, the business equipment tax reimbursement program, under which businesses are fully reimbursed for property taxes they pay on certain business equipment, will be eliminated with most qualifying property transferred to the business equipment tax exemption program; under this program, the Town will only be reimbursed by the state for 50% of the taxes due, reducing Town revenues by an estimated $100 in FY15 or .001 on the tax rate; and

 

Whereas, if enacted these changes will reduce Town revenues by at least $100,000 FY14 excluding certain impacts on the school budget; and

 

Whereas, to replace these revenues through property taxation, the Town's tax rate would have to increase by approximately 5% in FY14 before considering any other expenditure increases that may be required; and

 

Whereas, alternatively, reducing expenditures by this amount would require eliminating all capital expenditures; and

 

Whereas, staffing and expenditure reduction of this magnitude would undermine our ability to provide basic public services; and

 

Whereas, even a balance between tax increases and spending cuts would result in much higher property taxes in return for services that would no longer meet resident expectations or need; and

 

Whereas, the RSU #57 School District is also proposed to received reduced funding within the next Biennial State Budget and the impacts listed do not account for the yet determined additional burden; and

 

Whereas, The Selectpeople for the Town of Newfield finds that municipal and school operations have been significantly reduced, capital are not keeping pace with depreciation and need, staff and service have already been reduced to minimum levels acceptable by residents, collaborative and shared services have been incorporated into current operations.   And that is not feasible to further reduce expenditures sufficiently to account for the State's withdrawal of the distributions for broad-based taxation without further increasing the tax burden upon all property tax payers; and

 

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Selectpeople of the Town of Newfield that the Town Selectpeople express their strong opposition to provisions included in the recently proposed state budget that would significantly shift the burden of funding state government to the property tax and property tax payer. These proposals will dramatically increase property taxes in Newfield. Taxes that often is unrelated to the ability of property owner to pay. And will require spending reductions, which will call into question our ability to protect the health and welfare of our community and provide our residents with basic government services; and

 

Be it further resolved that the Secretary to the Selectpeople of the Town of Newfield is directed to provide copies of this resolve to the members of the Legislature representing the Town of Newfield, members of the Appropriations Committee, the Taxation Committee, the Speaker of the House, the President of the Senate and the Legislative Leadership.

 

S/Bruce Colwell

S/Wanda Neville

S/Jeffrey Cuevas

Selectpeople – Town of Newfield

 

 

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

 

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            (2-9)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 260)

 

STATE OF MAINE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

April 10, 2013

 

Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

The President appointed the following conferees to the Committee of Conference on the disagreeing action of the two branches of the Legislature on Bill "An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption to Incorporated Nonprofit Performing Arts Organizations" (S.P. 47) (L.D. 126):

 

Senator HASKELL of Cumberland

Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland

Senator KATZ of Kennebec

 

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 Amend the Retirement Laws Pertaining to Participating Local Districts"

(H.P. 1034)  (L.D. 1440)

 

Sponsored by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Align the Formation of Governing Boards of Career and Technical Education Regions with That of Other Public Schools"

(H.P. 1035)  (L.D. 1441)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Pilot Natural Gas Utility District in Maine" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1036)  (L.D. 1442)

 

Sponsored by Representative NADEAU of Winslow.

Cosponsored by Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec and Representatives: BECK of Waterville, COTTA of China, FOWLE of Vassalboro, HOBBINS of Saco, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, McCABE of Skowhegan, NUTTING of Oakland, POULIOT of Augusta.

 

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

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Make Convicted Drug Felons Ineligible for TANF Assistance"

(H.P. 1037)  (L.D. 1443)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford and Representatives: SIROCKI of Scarborough, TURNER of Burlington.

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 Relating to Title Insurers Issuing Closing or Settlement Protection"

(H.P. 1038)  (L.D. 1444)

 

Sponsored by Representative BECK of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec and Representatives: CAREY of Lewiston, CROCKETT of Bethel, MORRISON of South Portland.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Facilitate Children's Testimony"

(H.P. 1039)  (L.D. 1445)

 

Sponsored by Representative TYLER of Windham.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington and Representatives: KAENRATH of South Portland, KINNEY of Limington, MORIARTY of Cumberland, Senators: MASON of Androscoggin, PLUMMER of Cumberland.

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

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Criminal Law Advisory Commission

 

 

            (3-7)  Representative DION for the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2 asks leave to report that the accompanying Bill "An Act To Implement Certain Recommendations of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission Relative to the Maine Bail Code, Statutory Post-conviction Review, the Maine Criminal Code and a Related Statute"

(H.P. 1032)  (L.D. 1438)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Criminal Law Advisory Commission

 

 

            (3-8)  Representative DION for the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2 asks leave to report that the accompanying Bill "An Act To Repeal Certain Maine Criminal Code Provisions Addressing So-called Bath Salts Containing Synthetic Hallucinogenic Drugs and Instead To Define Them as Schedule W Drugs"

(H.P. 1033)  (L.D. 1439)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative HAMANN of South Portland, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 1031) (Cosponsored by Senator BOYLE of Cumberland and Representatives: SIROCKI of Scarborough, VOLK of Scarborough)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION DESIGNATING OCTOBER 27, 2013
AS KYLE ST. CLAIR DAY

 

            WHEREAS, Kyle St. Clair, a happy and brave 8-year-old boy from Scarborough, lived an inspirational life of resilience against tremendous adversity and was loved and admired by thousands throughout the community; and

 

            WHEREAS, Kyle was born prematurely on October 27, 2004 with a lung disease and severe dysmotility, a disease that prevented his digestive system from functioning properly and spent his first 9 months of life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Maine Medical Center; and

 

            WHEREAS, Kyle endured more than 50 painful surgeries and invasive tests and procedures to improve the quality of his life, and his courage and loving spirit captured the hearts of the Scarborough area; and

 

            WHEREAS, Kyle attended kindergarten and first grade at Blue Point Primary School and drew strong support from people in all walks of life, including the Scarborough High School football team and its boosters, who befriended him and held numerous fund-raisers for him; and

 

            WHEREAS, Kyle, with his family, organized multiple charity efforts to benefit institutions such as the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center and he had his own original project of sending out "Live for Today" cards and urging people to do something nice for someone else before passing the card along; and

 

            WHEREAS, Kyle passed away on January 8, 2013 at home and surrounded by his loving family; 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 honor the life of a little boy who inspired so many people by declaring that October 27, 2013 is Kyle St. Clair Day in the State; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the family of Kyle St. Clair in his memory.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Ronald Green, Sr., of Plymouth, on the occasion of his retirement from the Penobscot County District Attorney's Office after 41 years of service to the people of Maine.  Mr. Green, born in Atkinson, served in the United States Army.  He began work with the Newport Police Department in 1967 and in 1971 he joined the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office where he served through 1975 and again from 1988 to 1997.   Mr. Green served with the District Attorney's Office from 1975 to 1988 and from 1999 to 2013.  We send him our appreciation for his many years of commitment to his community and to the State and we send him our best wishes on his retirement;

 

(SLS 57)

 

 

            (5-2)  Albert Bertrand, a resident of the Maine Veterans' Home in Scarborough, who is the recipient of a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine Health Care Association's Remember ME project, which honors pioneering, innovative and interesting residents living in Maine's long-term care facilities.  We congratulate Mr. Bertrand on his being recognized by the Remember ME project;

 

(SLS 178)

 

 

            (5-3)  Richard Kimball, a resident of Springbrook Center in Westbrook, who is the recipient of a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine Health Care Association's Remember ME project, which honors pioneering, innovative and interesting residents living in Maine's long-term care facilities.  We congratulate Mr. Kimball on his being recognized by the Remember ME project;

 

(SLS 179)

 

 

            (5-4)  Cecil Low, a resident of the Maine Veterans' Home in Scarborough, who is the recipient of a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine Health Care Association's Remember ME project, which honors pioneering, innovative and interesting residents living in Maine's long-term care facilities.  We congratulate Mr. Low on his being recognized by the Remember ME project;

 

(SLS 180)

 

 

            (5-5)  Paul M. Neal, a resident of the Gorham House in Gorham, who is the recipient of a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine Health Care Association's Remember ME project, which honors pioneering, innovative and interesting residents living in Maine's long-term care facilities.  We congratulate Mr. Neal on his being recognized by the Remember ME project;

 

(SLS 181)

 

 

            (5-6)  Laurette Tardie, a resident of the Mercy Home in Eagle Lake, who is the recipient of a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine Health Care Association's Remember ME project, which honors pioneering, innovative and interesting residents living in Maine's long-term care facilities.  We congratulate Mrs. Tardie on her being recognized by the Remember ME project;

 

(SLS 182)

 

 

            (5-7)  Norm Ritter, a resident of Atria Kennebunk in Kennebunk, who is the recipient of a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine Health Care Association's Remember ME project, which honors pioneering, innovative and interesting residents living in Maine's long-term care facilities.  We congratulate Mr. Ritter on his being recognized by the Remember ME project;

 

(SLS 183)

 

 

            (5-8)  Jack Deady, a resident of the Hawthorne House in Freeport, who is the recipient of a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine Health Care Association's Remember ME project, which honors pioneering, innovative and interesting residents living in Maine's long-term care facilities.  We congratulate Mr. Deady on his being recognized by the Remember ME project;

 

(SLS 184)

 

 

            (5-9)  Merrill Shea, a resident of the Lincoln Home in Newcastle, who is the recipient of a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine Health Care Association's Remember ME project, which honors pioneering, innovative and interesting residents living in Maine's long-term care facilities.  We congratulate Mr. Shea on his being recognized by the Remember ME project;

 

(SLS 185)

 

 

            (5-10)  Fred Goldrup, a resident of Clover Health Care in Auburn, who is the recipient of a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine Health Care Association's Remember ME project, which honors pioneering, innovative and interesting residents living in Maine's long-term care facilities.  We congratulate Mr. Goldrup on his being recognized by the Remember ME project;

 

(SLS 186)

 

 

            (5-11)  Martha Rafter, a resident of the Portland Center for Assisted Living in Portland, who is the recipient of a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine Health Care Association's Remember ME project, which honors pioneering, innovative and interesting residents living in Maine's long-term care facilities.  We congratulate Ms. Rafter on her being recognized by the Remember ME project;

 

(SLS 187)

 

 

            (5-12)  Carmen Mercier, a resident of The Chapman House in Auburn, who is the recipient of a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine Health Care Association's Remember ME project, which honors pioneering, innovative and interesting residents living in Maine's long-term care facilities.  We congratulate Ms. Mercier on her being recognized by the Remember ME project;

 

(SLS 188)

 

 

            (5-13)  Ruth Wood, a resident of the Russell Park Rehabilitation and Living Center in Lewiston, who is the recipient of a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine Health Care Association's Remember ME project, which honors pioneering, innovative and interesting residents living in Maine's long-term care facilities.  We congratulate Ms. Wood on her being recognized by the Remember ME project;

 

(SLS 189)

 

 

            (5-14)  Edward Miller, a resident of the Ross Manor in Bangor, who is the recipient of a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine Health Care Association's Remember ME project, which honors pioneering, innovative and interesting residents living in Maine's long-term care facilities.  We congratulate Mr. Miller on his being recognized by the Remember ME project;

 

(SLS 190)

 

 

            (5-15)  Barbara Weymouth, a resident of the Stillwater Health Care in Bangor, who is the recipient of a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine Health Care Association's Remember ME project, which honors pioneering, innovative and interesting residents living in Maine's long-term care facilities.  We congratulate Ms. Weymouth on her being recognized by the Remember ME project;

 

(SLS 191)

 

 

            (5-16)  William Knight, a resident of the Maine Veterans' Home in Bangor, who is the recipient of a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine Health Care Association's Remember ME project, which honors pioneering, innovative and interesting residents living in Maine's long-term care facilities.  We congratulate Mr. Knight on his being recognized by the Remember ME project;

 

(SLS 192)

 

 

            (5-17)  Doris Dow, a resident of the Ross Manor in Bangor, who is the recipient of a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine Health Care Association's Remember ME project, which honors pioneering, innovative and interesting residents living in Maine's long-term care facilities.  We congratulate Ms. Dow on her being recognized by the Remember ME project;

 

(SLS 193)

 

 

            (5-18)  Irenee "Rene" and Madeline Patenaude, of Augusta, on the occasion of their 70th Wedding Anniversary.  Mr. and Mrs. Patenaude were married at St. Augustine's Church in Augusta on March 9, 1943 by the Reverend Gerard Patenaude, Mr. Patenaude's brother.  Mr. Patenaude served aboard the USS Raleigh during World War II as an aerologist.  After his service, Mr. Patenaude, with his wife Madeline, owned and operated Patenaude's Superette in Augusta from 1946 to 1977.  They have 8 children, 20 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this anniversary;

 

(SLS 195)

 

 

            (5-19)  the Maine Diner, of Wells, an award-winning family-owned restaurant known for its hallmark hospitality, speedy service and hearty home cooking, on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.  During these past 30 years, the Maine Diner has served more than 6,000,000 customers and has received accolades and made television appearances on programs such as the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, NBC's Today Show and the Boston-based Phantom Gourmet Show.  In 2010 the diner was the recipient of the Maine Restaurant Association's Restaurateur of the Year Award.  We send our congratulations to the owners, staff and customers of the Maine Diner and send our best wishes for their future success;

 

(SLS 196)

 

 

            (5-20)  Tenney Noyes and Brooks Thompson, of Skowhegan, wrestling coaches for the Skowhegan Area High School Wrestling Team, who were named the 2013 Kennebec Journal Wrestling Coaches of the Year.  We extend our congratulations to Mr. Noyes and to Mr. Thompson on their receiving this well-deserved honor;

 

(SLS 197)

 

 

            (5-21)  Carol Lozito, of South China, who has been named to the Maine Community College System 2013 All-Academic Team.  Ms. Lozito attends Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on this accomplishment;

 

(SLS 198)

 

 

            (5-22)  Tammy Jones, of Oakland, who was named the 2013 Maine Community College System Student of the Year.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ms. Jones on her receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 199)

 

 

            (5-23)  Nancy O'Brien, of Bass Harbor, owner of Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars in Bar Harbor and Rockland, who is the recipient of the 2013 Woman-Owned Small Business Award for Maine by the United States Small Business Administration.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ms. O'Brien on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 201)

 

 

            (5-24)  the following students at Region 8, Mid-Coast School of Technology, in Rockland, who won the Gold Medal at the 2013 SkillsUSA Maine Championship:  Nathan Overlock, chapter display; Kody Pendleton, chapter display; Shale Peters, chapter display; Allen Barner, 3-D visualization and animation; and Brittney Guimond, 3-D visualization and animation.  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 202)

 

 

            (5-25)  Parker Montano, of South Portland, a member of Boy Scout Troop 1, who is the recipient of a Heroism Award for his efforts last summer to save 2 youths who were drowning in a hotel pool in New Jersey.  This award is given to a Scout or an adult leader who saves or attempts to save a life under circumstances that indicate heroism and present a risk to his or her own life.  We send our appreciation to Parker for his act of selflessness and congratulate him on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 203)

 

 

            (5-26)  Katherine Elliot, of Scarborough, who is the recipient of a 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award for exemplary volunteer service.  This award, presented by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, honors young volunteers across America who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to serving their communities.  Katherine is a senior at Scarborough High School.  She recruits fellow students to help her conduct a community collection drive each month to benefit a variety of local charitable organizations.  She has established her own charity, "The Drive Force."  Her drives have benefited a Ronald McDonald House, the Salvation Army, the Preble Street Soup Kitchen, the Center for Grieving Children, the Animal Refuge League, the Lighthouse Shelter, Children's Miracle Network and Big Brothers Big Sisters.  We congratulate Katherine on her receiving this award and thank her for her dedication to her community and State;

 

(SLS 204)

 

 

            (5-27)  Marissa Bates, of Westbrook, who is the recipient of a 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award for exemplary volunteer service.  This award, presented by Prudential Financial, Inc. in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, honors young volunteers across America who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to serving their communities.  Marissa, who is a Girl Scout and a fifth grader at Westbrook Middle School, came up with the idea of a "mitten tree" to distribute mittens and warm hats to students who need them.  She and other members in her Girl Scout troop gathered hats and mittens and set up a mitten tree at a local elementary school.  We congratulate Marissa on her receiving this award and thank her for her dedication to her community and State;

 

(SLS 205)

 

 

            (5-28)  Gary Sanville, of Westbrook, who won an Outstanding Musicianship Award for tenor sax in a Division II Combo and an Outstanding Musicianship Award for alto sax in a Division II Jazz Band at the 2013 Maine High School Instrumental Jazz Festival.  We congratulate Gary on his receiving these honors and send him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 208)

 

 

            (5-29)  Jacob Violette, of Westbrook, who won an Outstanding Musicianship Award for saxophone in the "A" Multi Combo Division at the 2013 Maine High School Instrumental Jazz Festival.  We send our congratulations and best wishes to Jacob on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 209)

 

 

            (5-30)  Westbrook High School Combo 1, on its winning first place in Division II Combos at the 2013 Maine High School Instrumental Jazz Festival.  We send our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the combo on this achievement;

 

(SLS 210)

 

 

            (5-31)  Westbrook High School Combo 2, on its winning first place in the "A" Multi Combo Division at the 2013 Maine High School State Instrumental Jazz Festival.  We send our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the jazz combo on this achievement;

 

(SLS 211)

 

 

            (5-32)  Andrew Corea, of Westbrook, who won an Outstanding Musicianship award for alto sax in a Division II Combo at the 2013 Maine High School Instrumental Jazz Festival.  We congratulate Andrew on his receiving this honor and send him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 212)

 

 

            (5-33)  Dyer Rhoads, of Portland, who is the 2013 State Poetry Out Loud Champion.  Dyer will represent the State at the National Poetry Out Loud Finals on April 28-30 in Washington, D.C.  We extend our congratulations to Dyer on this accomplishment and wish him well at the finals;

 

(SLS 213)

 

 

            (5-34)  Louis Frumer, of Portland, a member of the Waynflete School Boys Ski Team, who is the State Class C Slalom Ski Champion.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Louis on this accomplishment;

 

(SLS 214)

 

 

            (5-35)  the Camden Hills Regional High School Wrestling Team, on its winning the 2013 Class B State Championship, the team's second consecutive title.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the team on their achievement;

 

(SLS 215)

 

 

            (5-36)  the Windplanners of Camden Hills Regional High School, students who have dedicated themselves to making a significant contribution to the community's understanding and use of renewable energy, who are the recipients of the President's Environmental Youth Award for the New England Region.  We acknowledge the years of excellence for all the people involved in the Windplanners project to bring a wind turbine to campus,  and we acknowledge Camden Hills Regional High School and its Science Department.  We extend our congratulations to the Windplanners on their receiving this well-deserved honor and send them our best wishes;

 

(SLS 216)

 

 

            (5-37)  the Camden Public Library and its Amphitheatre on being designated a National Historic Landmark by the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service.  The grounds of the library and Amphitheatre are among the few public projects of Fletcher Steele, one of America's premier practitioners of 20th century landscape design. According to the National Historic Landmarks Program, it is an outstanding representation of the contributions made by the landscape architecture profession, private benefactors and national associations.  We congratulate the Town of Camden and the Camden Public Library and its Amphitheatre on their receiving this distinguished designation;

 

(SLS 217)

 

 

            (5-38)  Karen Magnusson, of Augusta, who was named the 2013 Kennebec Journal Girls Basketball Coach of the Year.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on her receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 218)

 

 

            (5-39)  Commander Chris Cassidy, of York, a NASA astronaut and an officer in the United States Navy, on his successful space trip in the Russian Soyuz space capsule, taking him and 2 Russians with him to the International Space Station.  Commander Cassidy and cosmonauts Pavel Vinogradov and Aleksandr Misurkin traveled 6 hours in the capsule before linking up with the space station's Russian Fassvet research module.  Commander Cassidy, a graduate of York High School, the United States Naval Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will remain in space for 5 months before returning to Earth.  We send our congratulations to Commander Cassidy on his remarkable accomplishment and send him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 219)

 

 

            (5-40)  the members of the Fort Kent Community High School Boys Ski Team, who won the 2013 Class C Overall Skiing State Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the team on this accomplishment;

 

(SLS 221)

 

 

            (5-41)  Ryder Bennell, of Freeport, a member of the Freeport High School Ski Team, who is the State Class C Giant Slalom Champion.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ryder on this accomplishment;

 

(SLS 222)

 

 

            (5-42)  the members of the Merriconeag Waldorf School Girls Ski Team and Boys Ski Team, of Freeport, who won the State Class C Nordic Ski Championships.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the team members on their accomplishments;

 

(SLS 223)

 

 

            (5-43)  the members of the Fort Kent Community High School Boys Alpine Ski Team and Girls Alpine Ski Team, of Fort Kent, who won the State Class C Alpine Ski Championships.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the team members on their accomplishments;

 

(SLS 225)

 

 

            (5-44)  Lance McKenney, of Fort Kent, a member of the Fort Kent Community High School Boys Ski Team, who is the State Class C Classical Ski Champion.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Lance on this accomplishment;

 

(SLS 226)

 

 

            (5-45)  Ellery Labbe, of Fort Kent, who is the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the University of Maine at Fort Kent.  Mr. Labbe worked 24 years with the Maine Army National Guard as a noncommissioned officer.  He owned and operated Nadeau's House of Furniture until he passed it on to his sons to operate.  He has been a central figure with the Fort Kent Lions Club for over 50 years, holding several offices during his time as a member.  Mr. Labbe was the first president of the St. John Valley Senior College, chair of the Finance Board for the St. Louis Church and was named Fort Kent Citizen of the Year in 2012.  We extend our appreciation to Mr. Labbe for his dedicated service to the citizens of the Town of Fort Kent and congratulate him on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 227)

 

 

            (5-46)  the Limestone Community School Destination ImagiNation Team, which won first place in the In Disguise Challenge, the Twist-O-Rama Challenge and the In The Zone Challenge at the State championship.  We congratulate the members of the team on their achievements;

 

(SLS 228)

 

 

            (5-47)  Myasia Williams, of Limestone, who has been named a 2013 Student of the Year by the Maine Community College System.  Ms. Williams attends Northern Maine Community College.  We extend our congratulations to Ms. Williams on her receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 229)

 

 

            (5-48)  Jimmy Fitzpatrick, of Houlton, who is the recipient of the Hobey Baker Character Award.  The Hobey Baker Character Award is given to a high school senior from each participating boys or girls hockey program in the State.  The award recognizes student athletes who display exemplary character and sportsmanship in their school and community.  We extend our congratulations to Jimmy on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 230)

 

 

            (5-49)  the Houlton High School Jazz Band, on its winning first place for Division IV Jazz Band at the 2013 Maine High School Instrumental Jazz Festival.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the band on this achievement;

 

(SLS 231)

 

 

            (5-50)  Sarah Wade, of Farmington, who has been named the 2013 Morning Sentinel Girls Nordic Skier of the Year.  Sarah placed second in the Class A freestyle and seventh in the Classical Nordic State Championship.  We extend our congratulations to Sarah on this accomplishment;

 

(SLS 232)

 

 

            (5-51)  Thomas Faraday, of Carrabassett Valley, who has been named the 2013 Morning Sentinel Boys Nordic Skier of the Year for his winning the freestyle and classical titles the Mountain Valley Conference championships and finishing second in both these categories at the Class B State Championship.  We congratulate Thomas on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 233)

 

 

            (5-52)  Elise Luce, of Carrabassett Valley, who was named the 2013 Morning Sentinel Girls Alpine Skier of the Year for her 2 State titles in the slalom and giant slalom.  We congratulate Elise on her receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 234)

 

 

            (5-53)  Max Kay, of Industry, who has been named the 2013 Morning Sentinel Boys Alpine Skier of the Year.  Max made the all-Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A first team.  At the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference, Max placed seventh in slalom and sixth in giant slalom.  He finished 28th in slalom and 12th in giant slalom at the Class A state championships.  We extend our congratulations to Max on these accomplishments;

 

(SLS 235)

 

 

            (5-54)  Franklin Savings Bank, of Farmington, which has been ranked as the Strongest Bank in Maine by Weiss Ratings, the nation's leading independent provider of ratings and analyses of financial services companies, mutual funds and stocks.  Franklin Savings Bank has dominated the state rankings compiled by Weiss since 1999 and is the only bank in  Maine to receive an A grade and one of only 4 in all of New England.  Franklin Savings Bank is currently the only 5-star Maine bank at Bankrate.com and has also received a 5-star superior rating from Bauer Financial.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Franklin Savings Bank on this remarkable achievement;

 

(SLS 236)

 

 

            (5-55)  Cheryl R. Goding, of Farmington, on the occasion of her retirement after 22 years of service with the United States Postal Service.  Ms. Goding worked in Waterville and Fairfield before transferring to Farmington. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Goding for her commitment to the citizens of the State and wish her well in her future endeavors;

 

(SLS 237)

 

 

            (5-56)  Gabrielle Cyr, of Falmouth, who won the USA Indoor Junior Archery National Championship in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Gabrielle on her achievement;

 

(HLS 150)

Presented by Representative NELSON of Falmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODBURY of Cumberland, Representative DION of Portland.

 

 

            (5-57)  the Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park, Gray, which has received a 2013 Governor's Award for Service and Volunteerism.  Since 1987, this award has celebrated and recognized the exemplary volunteer work of Maine's most dedicated citizens and sought to inspire others.  The award program is managed on behalf of the Office of the Governor by the Maine Commission for Community Service. The Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park received the Outstanding Nonprofit Volunteer Program Award.  Its role is to solicit funds for the Maine Wildlife Park and to help increase public awareness of and participation in the park's exhibits and programs.  The Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park has 150 volunteers who contribute 8,600 hours of service.  We send the volunteers our appreciation for their commitment to the park and to the community and congratulate the organization on its receiving this award;

 

(HLS 151)

Presented by Representative GRAHAM of North Yarmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODBURY of Cumberland, Representative TYLER of Windham.

 

 

            (5-58)  Kayla Cushman, of Mars Hill, a senior at Central Aroostook High School, who is a recipient of a 2013 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Kayla on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 152)

Presented by Representative CLARK of Easton.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-59)  Sarah Holbrook, of Fort Fairfield, a senior at Fort Fairfield High School, who is a recipient of a 2013 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Sarah on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 153)

Presented by Representative CLARK of Easton.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-60)  Carla Halvorson, of Easton, a senior at Easton Junior-Senior High School, who is a recipient of a 2013 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Carla on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 154)

Presented by Representative CLARK of Easton.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-61)  Sabine Fontaine, of Belgrade, a senior at Messalonskee High School, who is a recipient of a 2013 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Sabine on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 155)

Presented by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

 

            (5-62)  Alex Jordon, of York, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 301, 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.  We extend our congratulations to Alex on this achievement;

 

(HLS 156)

Presented by Representative WEAVER of York.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York, Representative McGOWAN of York.

 

 

            (5-63)  Joseph Vogal, of York, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 301, 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.  We extend our congratulations to Joseph on this achievement;

 

(HLS 157)

Presented by Representative WEAVER of York.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York, Representative McGOWAN of York.

 

 

            (5-64)  Joseph Leroux, of York, a senior at York High School, who is a recipient of a 2013 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Joseph on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 158)

Presented by Representative WEAVER of York.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York, Representative McGOWAN of York.

 

 

            (5-65)  Thomas Warnquist, of York, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 301, 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.  We extend our congratulations to Thomas on this achievement;

 

(HLS 159)

Presented by Representative WEAVER of York.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York, Representative McGOWAN of York.

 

 

            (5-66)  the dedicated members of 3 emergency communications dispatch centers, who executed a seamless coordination of communication requests and procedures, saving the life of a badly injured snowmobiler, and who are the recipients of a 2012 Critical Incident of the Year Award from the Maine Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association.  We commend Central Maine Regional Communications Center dispatchers Jennifer Berube, Darren Curtis, Susan Poulin, Jessica Mihalik and Joanna Kenefick; Somerset Regional Communications Center dispatchers Margaret Parady, Shane Hunt and Stephen Crowe; and LifeFlight of Maine communications specialist Jonathan "JR" Roebuck.  Due to the extraordinary teamwork of all parties involved, the snowmobiler, who sustained serious injuries, survived the accident.  We send our congratulations and appreciation to the award recipients for their professionalism and commitment;

 

(HLS 160)

Presented by Representative DUNPHY of Embden.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset, Representative WILSON of Augusta, Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

 

 

            (5-67)  James "Chico" Hernandez, of Washburn, on the occasion of his being named to the Amateur Athletic Union National Wrestling Hall of Fame.  Mr. Hernandez, the first person from Maine to achieve this honor, wrestled for the University of Maine at Presque Isle, where he was named to the Athletic Hall of Fame.  We extend our congratulations to Mr. Hernandez on his receiving this well-deserved honor;

 

(HLS 161)

Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-68)  Madeline Andrews, of Wells, a senior at Wells High School, who is a recipient of a 2013 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  Madeline is also the recipient of the school district's Literary Achievement Award and the Breakfast of Champions Award and worked on the school newspaper.  We extend our congratulations to Madeline on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 162)

Presented by Representative CHASE of Wells.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York, Representative McGOWAN of York.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-69)  Steven M. Onos, of South Portland, who served 6 years on the South Portland School Board, including a term as chair.  Mr. Onos was a graduate of South Portland High School and the University of Southern Maine.  He worked in management positions at GMAC, Key Bank, TD Bank, JPMorgan Chase and Co. and Northeast Credit Union. He was most recently vice president of lending at Town & Country Federal Credit Union.  He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family and many friends;

 

(SLS 194)

 

 

            (5-70)  Dr. Russell Abbott, of Owls Head, who founded and operated the Rockland Animal Hospital for more than 38 years and was widely recognized for his work in veterinary ophthalmology.  After 38 years, Dr. Abbott became an ordained American Baptist minister and served as a relief pastor for churches throughout the mid-coast area and the islands.  He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends;

 

(SLS 200)

 

 

            (5-71)  Bertrand A. Dumais, of Scarborough.  Mr. Dumais was born in Livermore Falls and attended Livermore Falls schools.  After graduating from Farmington Teachers College, Mr. Dumais enlisted in the 101st Airborne Division as an infantryman, serving during the Korean Conflict from 1949 to 1951.  In 1953 Mr. Dumais began his life-long career in education and community service.  He taught math and science in Skowhegan schools and served for 22 years as Skowhegan High School Assistant Principal.  He was a member of the Maine Principals' Association, a high school football official and an officer of the Central Maine Football Officials Association.  Mr. Dumais served as an official at the Skowhegan State Fair for 36 years.  Mr. Dumais will be sadly missed by his loving family and his friends;

 

(SLS 206)

 

 

            (5-72)  Jean Sawyer, of Gorham, longtime co-owner of Sawyer's Variety Store in Gorham, which she owned with her husband for almost 40 years.  She was a longtime member of the South Gorham Baptist Church and the Tri-County Extension.  She also was involved with the Friends of South Windham Library and served as library trustee.  She will be greatly missed and long remembered by her loving family and friends;

 

(SLS 207)

 

 

            (5-73)  Albert Moulton, of York, former police chief for the Town of York and longtime community supporter.  Mr. Moulton served as chief of police from 1965 to 1976.  One of his biggest goals was to see a new police station built for the town, and he recently served on the Municipal Building Committee for that purpose.  Mr. Moulton was a veteran of the United States Armed Forces.  He attended the FBI National Academy, graduating with the last class under J. Edgar Hoover.  He co-owned, with his father, Moulton Engineering Company and was employed by Cianbro Construction, retiring in 1991.  He again retired this past year from Eldredge Lumber.  Mr. Moulton was a dedicated and valuable member of the Boardman-Ellis VFW Post No. 6977, and he was the youngest person to be elected to the position of state commander of the VFW when he was 29 years old.  He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family and many friends;

 

(SLS 220)

 

 

            (5-74)  Robert Zildjian, of Brunswick, whose name is synonymous with cymbals played by some of the best drummers in Western popular music.  Mr. Zildjian's family lineage dates back 350 years to the Ottoman Empire and includes 10 generations of metallurgists and cymbal makers.  His father, an Armenian immigrant, founded the Avedis Zildjian Company in Boston in the 1920s.  In 1981, Mr. Zildjian founded his own company, Sabian, Inc.  Sabian eventually became one of the most successful and respected musical instrument companies in the world.  Mr. Zildjian and his wife, Willi, moved to Brunswick in 1994.  He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family, his many friends and those whose lives he touched;

 

(SLS 224)

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Improve the Law Regarding Bail Commissioners"

(S.P. 99)  (L.D. 266)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    PLUMMER of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    DION of Portland
                                    KAENRATH of South Portland
                                    LAJOIE of Lewiston
                                    LONG of Sherman
                                    MARKS of Pittston
                                    PEASE of Morrill
                                    PLANTE of Berwick
                                    TYLER of Windham
                                    WILSON of Augusta

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-29) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    GERZOFSKY of Cumberland
                                    DUTREMBLE of York

            Representative:
                                    CASAVANT of Biddeford

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

 

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            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Remove the Mandatory Minimum Jail Sentence in Certain Cases"

(S.P. 216)  (L.D. 626)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    GERZOFSKY of Cumberland
                                    DUTREMBLE of York
                                    PLUMMER of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    DION of Portland
                                    CASAVANT of Biddeford
                                    KAENRATH of South Portland
                                    LAJOIE of Lewiston
                                    LONG of Sherman
                                    MARKS of Pittston
                                    PEASE of Morrill
                                    PLANTE of Berwick
                                    TYLER of Windham

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-30) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    WILSON of Augusta

            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 EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Allow Public Schools To Offer Classes Limited to Students of a Single Gender"

(S.P. 248)  (L.D. 699)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland
                                    JOHNSON of Lincoln
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-27) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    McCLELLAN of Raymond

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

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

 

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Promote Equity in Business Opportunity for Tobacco Specialty Stores"

(S.P. 14)  (L.D. 22)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CRAVEN of Androscoggin
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    FARNSWORTH of Portland
                                    CASSIDY of Lubec
                                    DORNEY of Norridgewock
                                    GATTINE of Westbrook
                                    STUCKEY of Portland

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-34) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    McELWEE of Caribou
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea
                                    SIROCKI of Scarborough

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

 

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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought Not to Pass on RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Restrict the Use of Eminent Domain

(S.P. 25)  (L.D. 58)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VALENTINO of York
                                    BURNS of Washington
                                    TUTTLE of York

            Representatives:
                                    PRIEST of Brunswick
                                    BEAULIEU of Auburn
                                    CROCKETT of Bethel
                                    DeCHANT of Bath
                                    MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth
                                    MOONEN of Portland
                                    MORIARTY of Cumberland
                                    VILLA of Harrison

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-35) on same RESOLUTION.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    GUERIN of Glenburn
                                    PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford

            Representative MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation - of the House - supports the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report.

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

 

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Change the Taxes on Fuel Purchased for Use Other Than on the Highways"

(S.P. 221)  (L.D. 631)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    HASKELL of Cumberland
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-20) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    THOMAS of Somerset

            Representatives:
                                    BENNETT of Kennebunk
                                    BROOKS of Winterport
                                    JACKSON of Oxford
                                    KNIGHT of Livermore Falls
                                    STANLEY of Medway

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-20).

 

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            (6-7)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-76) on Bill "An Act To Establish the Commission on Health Care Cost and Quality"

(H.P. 191)  (L.D. 230)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CRAVEN of Androscoggin
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    FARNSWORTH of Portland
                                    CASSIDY of Lubec
                                    DORNEY of Norridgewock
                                    GATTINE of Westbrook
                                    STUCKEY of Portland

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    McELWEE of Caribou
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea
                                    SIROCKI of Scarborough

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            (6-8)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-77) on Bill "An Act To Protect Public Health at Public Institutions of Higher Education"

(H.P. 318)  (L.D. 468)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CRAVEN of Androscoggin
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    FARNSWORTH of Portland
                                    CASSIDY of Lubec
                                    DORNEY of Norridgewock
                                    GATTINE of Westbrook
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    McELWEE of Caribou
                                    STUCKEY of Portland

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea
                                    SIROCKI of Scarborough

            Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians - of the House - supports the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-77) Report.

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            (6-9)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Allow Hunting for Deer with a Crossbow during the Expanded Archery Season"

(H.P. 81)  (L.D. 99)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DUTREMBLE of York
                                    HASKELL of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    SHAW of Standish
                                    BRIGGS of Mexico
                                    ESPLING of New Gloucester
                                    EVANGELOS of Friendship
                                    KUSIAK of Fairfield
                                    MARKS of Pittston

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-67) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BURNS of Washington

            Representatives:
                                    CRAFTS of Lisbon
                                    DAVIS of Sangerville
                                    SHORT of Pittsfield
                                    WOOD of Sabattus

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            (6-10)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Strengthen the Rights of Grandparents under the Grandparents Visitation Act"

(H.P. 170)  (L.D. 209)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VALENTINO of York
                                    BURNS of Washington

            Representatives:
                                    PRIEST of Brunswick
                                    BEAULIEU of Auburn
                                    GUERIN of Glenburn
                                    MOONEN of Portland
                                    PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford
                                    VILLA of Harrison

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    TUTTLE of York

            Representatives:
                                    CROCKETT of Bethel
                                    DeCHANT of Bath
                                    MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth
                                    MORIARTY of Cumberland

            Representative MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation - of the House - supports the Minority Ought to Pass Report.

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            (6-11)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Expedite Court Proceedings by Providing Funds for Additional District Court Personnel"

(H.P. 371)  (L.D. 552)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VALENTINO of York
                                    BURNS of Washington

            Representatives:
                                    PRIEST of Brunswick
                                    BEAULIEU of Auburn
                                    CROCKETT of Bethel
                                    MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth
                                    MOONEN of Portland
                                    MORIARTY of Cumberland
                                    PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford
                                    VILLA of Harrison

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-78) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    TUTTLE of York

            Representatives:
                                    DeCHANT of Bath
                                    GUERIN of Glenburn

            Representative MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation - of the House - supports the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report.

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            (6-12)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Make Gold and Silver Coins and Bars Legal Tender"

(H.P. 124)  (L.D. 149)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    PATRICK of Oxford
                                    CLEVELAND of Androscoggin
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    HERBIG of Belfast
                                    CAMPBELL of Newfield
                                    GILBERT of Jay
                                    HAMANN of South Portland
                                    MASON of Topsham
                                    MASTRACCIO of Sanford

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    DUPREY of Hampden
                                    LOCKMAN of Amherst
                                    VOLK of Scarborough
                                    WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro

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            (6-13)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Ensure the Voluntary Membership of Public Employees in Unions"

(H.P. 537)  (L.D. 786)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    PATRICK of Oxford
                                    CLEVELAND of Androscoggin

            Representatives:
                                    HERBIG of Belfast
                                    CAMPBELL of Newfield
                                    GILBERT of Jay
                                    HAMANN of South Portland
                                    MASON of Topsham
                                    MASTRACCIO of Sanford

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-91) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    DUPREY of Hampden
                                    LOCKMAN of Amherst
                                    VOLK of Scarborough
                                    WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro

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            (6-14)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Prohibit Mandatory Membership in a Union or Payment of Agency Fees as a Condition of Employment"

(H.P. 582)  (L.D. 831)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    PATRICK of Oxford
                                    CLEVELAND of Androscoggin

            Representatives:
                                    HERBIG of Belfast
                                    CAMPBELL of Newfield
                                    GILBERT of Jay
                                    HAMANN of South Portland
                                    MASON of Topsham
                                    MASTRACCIO of Sanford

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-94) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    DUPREY of Hampden
                                    LOCKMAN of Amherst
                                    VOLK of Scarborough
                                    WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro

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            (6-15)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Help the Unemployed Find Work"

(H.P. 728)  (L.D. 1033)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    PATRICK of Oxford
                                    CLEVELAND of Androscoggin

            Representatives:
                                    HERBIG of Belfast
                                    CAMPBELL of Newfield
                                    GILBERT of Jay
                                    HAMANN of South Portland
                                    MASON of Topsham
                                    MASTRACCIO of Sanford
                                    WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    DUPREY of Hampden
                                    LOCKMAN of Amherst
                                    VOLK of Scarborough

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            (6-16)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Strengthen Collaboration in the Transfer of Responsibilities for State and State Aid Highways"

(H.P. 70)  (L.D. 67)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MAZUREK of Knox
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    THERIAULT of Madawaska
                                    GILLWAY of Searsport
                                    McLEAN of Gorham
                                    NUTTING of Oakland
                                    PARRY of Arundel
                                    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" (H-63) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    VALENTINO of York

            Representative:
                                    PEOPLES of Westbrook

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            (6-17)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Promote Small Businesses by Enhancing the Use of On-premises Signs"

(H.P. 333)  (L.D. 483)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MAZUREK of Knox
                                    COLLINS of York
                                    VALENTINO of York

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-65) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    NUTTING of Oakland
                                    TURNER of Burlington

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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. 111)  (L.D. 278) Bill "An Act To Provide Greater Access to Capital for Certain Businesses Through Advance Payment of Employment Tax Increment Financing Benefits"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-21)

 

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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. 56)  (L.D. 64) Bill "An Act To Place Land in Centerville in Trust for the Passamaquoddy Tribe"

 

            (8-2)  (H.P. 117)  (L.D. 142) Bill "An Act To Add Using an All-terrain Vehicle to the List of Activities Included in the Definition of 'Guide' in the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Laws"

 

            (8-3)  (H.P. 269)  (L.D. 394) Bill "An Act To Add Members of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs to the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission and Add Corresponding Members for the State"

 

            (8-4)  (H.P. 386)  (L.D. 567) Bill "An Act To Amend the Definition of 'Special Mobile Equipment' in the Motor Vehicle Laws"

 

            (8-5)  (H.P. 393)  (L.D. 574) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Reapportionment To Conform to the Constitution of Maine"

 

            (8-6)  (H.P. 410)  (L.D. 591) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Motorcycle and Moped Permits"

 

            (8-7)  (H.P. 642)  (L.D. 918) Bill "An Act To Remove the Provision That a Motorcycle Operator May Prove a Motorcycle Muffler Does Not Exceed Specific Noise Standards"

 

            (8-8)  (H.P. 12)  (L.D. 8) Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Provide Coverage under the MaineCare Program for Home Life Skills Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder  (C. "A" H-68)

 

            (8-9)  (H.P. 30)  (L.D. 35) Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Concerning the Membership of the Maine Economic Growth Council"  (C. "A" H-72)

 

            (8-10)  (H.P. 41)  (L.D. 46) Bill "An Act To Protect Maine Business Names"  (C. "A" H-60)

 

            (8-11)  (H.P. 61)  (L.D. 78) Bill "An Act To Expand Transitional Assistance for Families"  (C. "A" H-69)

 

            (8-12)  (H.P. 77)  (L.D. 95) Resolve, To Create the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children (EMERGENCY)  (C. "A" H-79)

 

            (8-13)  (H.P. 111)  (L.D. 136) Bill "An Act To Connect Benefits Provided under the Circuitbreaker Program with the Payment of Property Taxes"  (C. "A" H-82)

 

            (8-14)  (H.P. 120)  (L.D. 145) Bill "An Act To Ensure Adequate Child Protective Services throughout the State"  (C. "A" H-70)

 

            (8-15)  (H.P. 123)  (L.D. 148) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Drugs and Vaccines Administered by Pharmacists"  (C. "A" H-83)

 

            (8-16)  (H.P. 135)  (L.D. 160) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to Archaeological Sites"  (C. "A" H-62)

 

            (8-17)  (H.P. 192)  (L.D. 231) Bill "An Act To Support the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women" (EMERGENCY)  (C. "A" H-80)

 

            (8-18)  (H.P. 228)  (L.D. 319) Bill "An Act To Provide Tax Fairness to Small Businesses in the State" (EMERGENCY)  (C. "A" H-81)

 

            (8-19)  (H.P. 263)  (L.D. 388) Bill "An Act To Amend the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program Participation Requirements"  (C. "A" H-71)

 

            (8-20)  (H.P. 286)  (L.D. 411) Bill "An Act To Amend the Health Care Practitioner Licensing, Disciplinary and Reporting Laws Regarding Alcohol and Drug Abuse"  (C. "A" H-84)

 

            (8-21)  (H.P. 343)  (L.D. 524) Bill "An Act To Increase the Membership of the Land for Maine's Future Board"  (C. "A" H-59)

 

            (8-22)  (H.P. 351)  (L.D. 532) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Maine State Library"  (C. "A" H-73)

 

            (8-23)  (H.P. 360)  (L.D. 541) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Complimentary Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Licenses for Disabled Veterans"  (C. "A" H-74)

 

            (8-24)  (H.P. 375)  (L.D. 556) Bill "An Act To Modernize the Statutes Governing Physician Assistants"  (C. "A" H-85)

 

            (8-25)  (H.P. 446)  (L.D. 654) Bill "An Act To Raise the Speed Limit on Interstate 295"  (C. "A" H-64)

 

            (8-26)  (H.P. 460)  (L.D. 668) Bill "An Act To Make Agriculture Studies a Part of the Maine Curriculum"  (C. "A" H-88)

 

            (8-27)  (H.P. 481)  (L.D. 689) Bill "An Act To Clarify Compensation for the Panel of Mediators"  (C. "A" H-93)

 

            (8-28)  (H.P. 512)  (L.D. 761) Bill "An Act To Clarify the Agricultural Exemption to the Workers' Compensation Laws"  (C. "A" H-92)

 

            (8-29)  (H.P. 573)  (L.D. 822) Bill "An Act To Establish a Program To Invite Legislators To Visit Public School Classrooms"  (C. "A" H-87)

 

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BILLS IN THE SECOND READING

 

 

House

 

            (9-1)  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)

 

 

House as Amended

 

            (9-2)  Bill "An Act To Permit Nurse Practitioners To Perform the Functions of School Physicians"

(H.P. 158)  (L.D. 197)
(C. "A" H-75)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 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.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         Bill "An Act To Clarify the Laws Governing Noise from Wind Turbines"

(H.P. 1023)  (L.D. 1434)

 

(Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY suggested)

TABLED - April 23, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative HOBBINS of Saco.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE DAY OF GENOCIDE OF AZERBAIJANIS

(H.P. 1030)

 

TABLED - April 23, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - ADOPTION.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE JUNE 19, 2013

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

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

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Composition and Duties of the Maine Children's Growth Council"

(S.P. 531)  (L.D. 1449)

 

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

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Connect the Citizens of the State to the State's Natural Resources by Establishing Standards for Relief from Regulatory Burdens"

(S.P. 532)  (L.D. 1450)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Preserve Marine Resources Licenses for Active Duty Service Members"

(S.P. 530)  (L.D. 1448)

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Review Tax Expenditures on a Revolving Basis"

(S.P. 528)  (L.D. 1446)

 

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

 

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            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Grow the Maine Economy by Promoting Maine's Small Breweries and Wineries"

(S.P. 529)  (L.D. 1447)

 

            Comes 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

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 527)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE BOSTON MARATHON EXPLOSIONS

 

            WHEREAS, on April 15, 2013, multiple explosions at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon, a horrific act of terrorism, killed at least 3 people and injured more than 175 people; and

 

            WHEREAS, law enforcement's unprecedented response and willingness to put their lives on the line to protect the innocent and bring those responsible to justice is an inspiration to us all; and

 

            WHEREAS, many of the victims of this tragedy, who are both United States citizens and international visitors, are friends and family members of athletes and spectators celebrating community, sport and the intense effort and sacrifice required to qualify for the Boston Marathon; and

 

            WHEREAS, many Americans and people of the world watched with horror as the tragedy occurred and the day progressed; and

 

            WHEREAS, heroic emergency medical technicians, police officers, firefighters, members of the National Guard and other first responders, as well as many marathon participants, volunteers and spectators, saved lives while putting themselves at risk; and

 

            WHEREAS, Maine and Massachusetts have a special historical, economic and cultural relationship, extending back before our Nation's founding, including our mutual celebration of Patriot's Day as a state holiday, and scores of Maine people run in the Boston Marathon every year; 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, join the people of Maine, the City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the rest of the United States in collective sorrow and anguish; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Legislature, stand united with the people of Maine, the City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the rest of the United States against violence perpetrated against innocents; 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 governors of the State of Maine and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the President of the Massachusetts Senate, the Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Mayor of the City of Boston.

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

 

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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 24, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (S.P. 113)  (L.D. 280) Resolve, Concerning Rights-of-way over Eastern Road in Scarborough  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 196)  (L.D. 506) Resolve, Directing the Bureau of Insurance To Amend Its Rules Pertaining to Medicare Advantage Plans (EMERGENCY)  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 211)  (L.D. 521) Bill "An Act To Change the Budget Approval Process for Alternative Organizational Structures"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-4)  (S.P. 9)  (L.D. 1) Bill "An Act To Amend the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-31)

 

            (7-5)  (S.P. 120)  (L.D. 287) Bill "An Act To Improve Funding of Agricultural Development Projects"  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-36)

 

            (7-6)  (S.P. 150)  (L.D. 370) Bill "An Act To Increase Elementary School Applied Learning Opportunities"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-37)

 

            (7-7)  (S.P. 170)  (L.D. 438) Bill "An Act To Expand the Types of Vehicles on Which a Sportsman Registration Plate May Be Displayed"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-28)

 

            (7-8)  (S.P. 172)  (L.D. 440) Bill "An Act To Support Community Health Centers through Tax Credits for Dentists and Primary Care Professionals Practicing in Underserved Areas"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-24)

 

            (7-9)  (S.P. 308)  (L.D. 883) Bill "An Act Regarding the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Advisory Board"  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-26)


 

            (7-10)  (H.P. 5)  (L.D. 3) Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of the MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 21: Home and Community Benefits for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services (EMERGENCY)  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-11)  (H.P. 296)  (L.D. 424) Bill "An Act To Amend the Short Form Deeds Act"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-12)  (H.P. 479)  (L.D. 687) Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Concerning Protection from Abuse Orders To Include Pets"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-13)  (H.P. 536)  (L.D. 785) Bill "An Act To Ensure the Periodic Review and Revision of Statutory Provisions"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-14)  (H.P. 600)  (L.D. 849) Bill "An Act To Validate Certain Real Estate Transactions Entered into by a Corporation while Its Charter Was Suspended"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-15)  (H.P. 601)  (L.D. 850) Resolve, To Study the Issue of Inheritance of Digital Assets  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-16)  (H.P. 262)  (L.D. 387) Resolve, To Direct the Department of Health and Human Services To Assist Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities with Home Support  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-95)

 

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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 24, 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)  (H.P. 327)  (L.D. 477) Bill "An Act To Expand Wild Turkey Hunting"  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-96)

 

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