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
Senate as Amended
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
Resolves
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 5
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 6
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 7
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 8
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 9
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report

 


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The House Calendar

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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


35th Legislative Day

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Rick Stoops, First United Pentecostal Church of Augusta.

 

            National Anthem by Harrison Middle School Band, Yarmouth.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Honorable Jane P. Pringle, M.D., Windham.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, April 25, 2013.

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SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  JOINT RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO SUPPORT THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE NAGORNO-KARABAKH REPUBLIC

(H.P. 987)

 

            READ and ADOPTED in the House on April 10, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate READ and INDEFINITELY POSTPONED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-2)  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)

 

            Majority (9) OUGHT TO PASS Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED in the House on April 24, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority (4) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-3)  Resolve, To Direct the Department of Transportation To Provide Signs on Interstate 95, on Interstate 395 and in the City of Brewer for the Underground Railroad Memorial at Chamberlain Freedom Park

(H.P. 237)  (L.D. 332)

 

            Minority (3) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION READ and ACCEPTED and the Resolve PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-23) in the House on April 10, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority (10) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.P. 1063)

 

TOWN OF FRIENDSHIP

P.O. BOX 207

FRIENDSHIP, MAINE 04547

 

Resolution Re: Citizens United

 

WHEREAS, in a Town Meeting held Tuesday, March 19th, 2013, citizens of the Town of Friendship voted unanimously to pass a Resolution to take action on the issue of Citizens United for the purpose of limiting the influence and controlling the political spending by corporations and unions in our elections;

 

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Friendship directs the Maine Legislature and Maine's Congressional delegation to call upon Congress to pass a U.S. Constitutional amendment for the purpose of overturning the Supreme Court's "Citizens United versus the Federal Election Commission" decision made on January 21, 2010.

 

Given under our hand this 22 day of April, 2013.

 

Friendship Board of Selectman

S/David Benner

S/Elizabeth Dinsmore

S/Arthur Thompson, Jr.

Friendship, Maine

Attest: A true and exact copy.

S/Joel Fearn

Town Clerk

April 22, 2013

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 139)

 

PISCATAQUIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

163 EAST MAIN STREET

DOVER-FOXCROFT, MAINE  04426

 

 

April 22, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

Pursuant to Sec. 7 and Sec. 37 of Public Law 2011, c. 682, one member of the newly created Land Use Planning Commission must be nominated by each of the 8 counties with the most acreage in the unorganized or de-organized areas subject to the jurisdiction of the commission.

 

Piscataquis County contains the second largest acreage in the unorganized and de-organized areas (2,153,099.44 acres) subject to the jurisdiction of the commission, second to Aroostook County (2,554,281.34 acres), thereby making Piscataquis County one of the two counties to be the first to nominate an individual to the new Land Use Planning Commission.

 

The Piscataquis County Commissioners voted 2-1 on April 19, 2013 to nominate Everett Worcester of Orneville Township to the Land Use Planning Commission.  The Commissioners would like to bring his name forward to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over conservation matters and to the Maine Senate for confirmation.

 

Thank you for your consideration of Everett Worcester.  Please feel free to contact me with any further questions you may have and the date for the confirmation hearing.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Marilyn Tourtelotte

Piscataquis County Manager

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 140)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

April 24, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Donald F. Dudley of Patten for appointment to the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council.

 

Pursuant to Title 12, MRSA §10151, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 141)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

April 24, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Richard A. Fortier of Caribou for appointment to the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council.

 

Pursuant to Title 12, MRSA §10151, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 142)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

April 24, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Gunnar J. Gundersen of Walpole for appointment to the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council.

 

Pursuant to Title 12, MRSA §10151, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 135)

 

STATE OF Maine

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

6 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0006

 

April 23, 2013

 

Honorable Justin L. Alfond

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable John L. Patrick, Senate Chair

Honorable Erin D. Herbig, House Chair

Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

 

Honorable John J. Cleveland, Senate Chair

Honorable Barry J. Hobbins, House Chair

Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology

 

Re:      2013 Attorney General Report to the Legislature Under the
            Petroleum Market Share Act

 

Dear President Alfond, Speaker Eves, Senators Patrick and Cleveland, and Representatives Herbig and Hobbins:

 

I am pleased to make this report in accordance with the Petroleum Market Share Act (P.M.S.A.), 10 M.R.S.A. §1677.  The P.M.S.A. requires the Attorney General to make a report to the Legislature describing the concentration of retail outlets in the State, including a recommendation as to whether additional legislation is needed to further limit or curtail the activity of refiners operating retail outlets.

 

Enclosed is a report describing concentration of retail outlets in the State.  The report, which is based on data collected from wholesalers of both motor fuel oil and home heating oil, includes maps depicting relative concentration in designated markets throughout the State.  This report is also available on the Attorney General's   website at: http://www.maine.gov/ag/consumer/docs/2010%20PMSA%20Report.pdf.

 

Since no refiners of petroleum products operate retail outlets in this State, we recommend no legislation to limit or curtail such operations.

 

I appreciate this opportunity to provide this information and hope it is useful.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Janet T. Mills

Attorney General

 

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 138)

 

STATE OF Maine

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

6 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0006

 

April 24, 2013

 

Honorable Justin L. Alfond

President of the Senate

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

State House

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Re:  Public Access Ombudsman Report

 

Dear President Alfond and Speaker Eves:

 

Pursuant to 5 M.R.S.A. §200-I, the Public Access Ombudsman is pleased to submit its first report.  A copy of the full report has been put on-line at the State of Maine FOAA website at www.maine.gov/foaa.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Brenda L. Kielty

Public Access Ombudsman

 

 

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            (2-8)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 143)

 

MAINE DAIRY PROMOTION BOARD

333 CONY ROAD

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04330

 

April 29, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

Enclosed for your review is the calendar year 2012 Audit Report of the Maine Dairy Promotion Board, prepared by Austin and Associates, P.A., Certified Public Accountants.  We are pleased to offer it for your consideration.

 

If you have any questions regarding this report, please don't hesitate to contact either Austin and Associates or myself.  Austin and Associates can be reached at their office in Auburn at 783-9111 and I can be reached at our office in Augusta at 287-3621.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Cheryl L. Beyeler

CFCS Executive Director

 

 

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            (2-9)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 144)

 

MAINE DAIRY AND NUTRITION COUNCIL

333 CONY ROAD

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04330

 

April 29, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

Enclosed for your review is the calendar year 2012 Audit Report of the Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council, prepared by Austin and Associates, P.A., Certified Public Accountants.  We are pleased to offer it for your consideration.

 

If you have any questions regarding this report, please don't hesitate to contact either Austin and Associates or myself.  Austin and Associates can be reached at their office in Auburn at 783-9111 and I can be reached at our office in Augusta at 287-3621.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Cheryl L. Beyeler

CFCS Executive Director

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Create a Public Option Pension System"

(H.P. 1054)  (L.D. 1473)

 

Sponsored by Representative RUSSELL of Portland.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Develop Juvenile Assessment Centers"

(H.P. 1051)  (L.D. 1470)

 

Sponsored by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York.

 

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

 

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            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Ensure the Success of Maine Students" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1062)  (L.D. 1481)

 

Sponsored by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

Cosponsored by Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, KUSIAK of Fairfield, MacDONALD of Boothbay, RANKIN of Hiram, SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, Senator: JOHNSON of Lincoln.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Provide for Economic Development with Offshore Wind Power"

(H.P. 1053)  (L.D. 1472)

 

Sponsored by Representative KRUGER of Thomaston.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot and Representatives: HERBIG of Belfast, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, WELSH of Rockport, Senator: SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

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

 

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            (3-5)  Bill "An Act Authorizing the Board of Environmental Protection To Modify a License for a Wind Energy Development"

(H.P. 1052)  (L.D. 1471)

 

Sponsored by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: DUNPHY of Embden, HARLOW of Portland, HICKMAN of Winthrop, JONES of Freedom, LIBBY of Waterboro, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, NADEAU of Winslow, NUTTING of Oakland.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to the Hunting of Bear"

(H.P. 1055)  (L.D. 1474)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARLOW of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BOLAND of Sanford, BOLDUC of Auburn, CHIPMAN of Portland, KAENRATH of South Portland, MORRISON of South Portland.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-7)  Bill "An Act Relating to Insurance Company Formation and Dissolution"

(H.P. 1066)  (L.D. 1485)

 

Sponsored by Representative FITZPATRICK of Houlton.

Submitted by the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Improve Citizen Access to Legal Representation"

(H.P. 1056)  (L.D. 1475)

 

Sponsored by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford.  (BY REQUEST)

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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            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Protect Local Input in Economic Development and Redevelopment Efforts"

(H.P. 1057)  (L.D. 1476)

 

Sponsored by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Newfield, DeCHANT of Bath, HAMANN of South Portland, MASON of Topsham, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, VOLK of Scarborough.

 

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

 

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            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Impose a Temporary One Percent Sales Tax for Education and Revenue Sharing"

(H.P. 1058)  (L.D. 1477)

 

Sponsored by Representative GIDEON of Freeport.

Cosponsored by Representatives: HAMANN of South Portland, RYKERSON of Kittery, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono.

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Avoid Potential Loss of Revenue by Municipalities and the Unorganized Territory from Donated Property"

(H.P. 1059)  (L.D. 1478)

 

Sponsored by Representative JOHNSON of Eddington.

Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York and Representatives: BENNETT of Kennebunk, CAMPBELL of Orrington, GIFFORD of Lincoln, LOCKMAN of Amherst, LONG of Sherman, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, PEASE of Morrill, Senator: BURNS of Washington.

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

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-12)  Bill "An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, Highway Fund and Other Funds, and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2015" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1061)  (L.D. 1480)

 

Sponsored by Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: GILLWAY of Searsport, McLEAN of Gorham, NUTTING of Oakland, PARRY of Arundel, PEOPLES of Westbrook, POWERS of Naples, TURNER of Burlington, WERTS of Auburn.

 

            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Weight Tolerance for Certain Vehicles"

(H.P. 1065)  (L.D. 1484)

 

Sponsored by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook and Representatives: CLARK of Easton, FREDETTE of Newport, GILLWAY of Searsport, PARRY of Arundel, PEOPLES of Westbrook, THERIAULT of Madawaska, TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

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

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 1064) (Cosponsored by Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, BEAULIEU of Auburn, BEAVERS of South Berwick, BECK of Waterville, BENNETT of Kennebunk, BERRY of Bowdoinham, BLACK of Wilton, BOLAND of Sanford, BOLDUC of Auburn, BRIGGS of Mexico, BROOKS of Winterport, CAMPBELL of Newfield, CAMPBELL of Orrington, CAREY of Lewiston, CASAVANT of Biddeford, CASSIDY of Lubec, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, CHASE of Wells, CHENETTE of Saco, CHIPMAN of Portland, CLARK of Easton, COOPER of Yarmouth, COTTA of China, CRAFTS of Lisbon, CRAY of Palmyra, CROCKETT of Bethel, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DAVIS of Sangerville, DeCHANT of Bath, DEVIN of Newcastle, DICKERSON of Rockland, DILL of Old Town, DION of Portland, DOAK of Columbia Falls, DORNEY of Norridgewock, DUNPHY of Embden, DUPREY of Hampden, ESPLING of New Gloucester, EVANGELOS of Friendship, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, FITZPATRICK of Houlton, FOWLE of Vassalboro, FREDETTE of Newport, FREY of Bangor, GATTINE of Westbrook, GIDEON of Freeport, GIFFORD of Lincoln, GILBERT of Jay, GILLWAY of Searsport, GOODE of Bangor, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, GRANT of Gardiner, GUERIN of Glenburn, HAMANN of South Portland, HARLOW of Portland, HARVELL of Farmington, HAYES of Buckfield, HERBIG of Belfast, HICKMAN of Winthrop, HOBBINS of Saco, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, JACKSON of Oxford, JOHNSON of Eddington, JOHNSON of Greenville, JONES of Freedom, JORGENSEN of Portland, KAENRATH of South Portland, KENT of Woolwich, KESCHL of Belgrade, KINNEY of Limington, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, KORNFIELD of Bangor, KRUGER of Thomaston, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, KUSIAK of Fairfield, LAJOIE of Lewiston, LIBBY of Waterboro, LIBBY of Lewiston, LOCKMAN of Amherst, LONG of Sherman, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach, MacDONALD of Boothbay, MAKER of Calais, MALABY of Hancock, MAREAN of Hollis, MARKS of Pittston, MASON of Topsham, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McCABE of Skowhegan, McCLELLAN of Raymond, McELWEE of Caribou, McGOWAN of York, McLEAN of Gorham, MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, MOONEN of Portland, MORIARTY of Cumberland, MORRISON of South Portland, NADEAU of Fort Kent, NADEAU of Winslow, NELSON of Falmouth, NEWENDYKE of Litchfield, NOON of Sanford, NUTTING of Oakland, PARRY of Arundel, PEASE of Morrill, PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford, PEOPLES of Westbrook, PETERSON of Rumford, PLANTE of Berwick, POULIOT of Augusta, POWERS of Naples, PRIEST of Brunswick, PRINGLE of Windham, RANKIN of Hiram, REED of Carmel, ROCHELO of Biddeford, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, RUSSELL of Portland, RYKERSON of Kittery, SANBORN of Gorham, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SAXTON of Harpswell, SCHNECK of Bangor, SHAW of Standish, SHORT of Pittsfield, SIROCKI of Scarborough, SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, STANLEY of Medway, STUCKEY of Portland, THERIAULT of Madawaska, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, TREAT of Hallowell, TURNER of Burlington, TYLER of Windham, VEROW of Brewer, VILLA of Harrison, VOLK of Scarborough, WALLACE of Dexter, WEAVER of York, WELSH of Rockport, WERTS of Auburn, WILLETTE of Mapleton, WILSON of Augusta, WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro, WINSOR of Norway, WOOD of Sabattus, Senators: President ALFOND of Cumberland, BOYLE of Cumberland, BURNS of Washington, CAIN of Penobscot, CLEVELAND of Androscoggin, COLLINS of York, CRAVEN of Androscoggin, CUSHING of Penobscot, DUTREMBLE of York, FLOOD of Kennebec, GERZOFSKY of Cumberland, GOODALL of Sagadahoc, GRATWICK of Penobscot, HAMPER of Oxford, HASKELL of Cumberland, HILL of York, JACKSON of Aroostook, JOHNSON of Lincoln, KATZ of Kennebec, LACHOWICZ of Kennebec, LANGLEY of Hancock, MASON of Androscoggin, MAZUREK of Knox, MILLETT of Cumberland, PATRICK of Oxford, PLUMMER of Cumberland, SAVIELLO of Franklin, SHERMAN of Aroostook, THIBODEAU of Waldo, THOMAS of Somerset, TUTTLE of York, VALENTINO of York, WHITTEMORE of Somerset, WOODBURY of Cumberland, YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING APRIL 2013 AS AUTISM
AWARENESS MONTH

 

            WHEREAS, autism is a spectrum disorder, which means no 2 people with autism are affected the same way, and it is a complex developmental disability that usually appears during the first 3 years of life and results in a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain; and

 

            WHEREAS, autism affects social interaction and communication skills, and an average of 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with this spectrum disorder, and prevalence has increased 78% since the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's first study in 2007; and

 

            WHEREAS, autism knows no racial, ethnic or social boundaries and neither income, lifestyle nor education affects the occurrence, and it is estimated that 1,500,000 people live with autism spectrum disorder in the United States; and

 

            WHEREAS, autism costs the United States $90,000,000,000 in annual health care costs; 90% of the costs are in adult services. These costs are estimated to increase in 10 years to $200,000,000,000 to $400,000,000,000; and

 

            WHEREAS, a single specific cause of autism is not known, but current research links it to biological or neurological differences in the brain, and outdated theories and myths, such as autism being a mental illness, have been proven to be false; and

 

            WHEREAS, with support, people with autism can live full lives and make meaningful contributions to society; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, pause in our deliberations to acknowledge that the month of April 2013 is Autism Awareness Month and to pledge our support and encouragement to the assistance of all those affected by autism; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the Autism Society of Maine as a token of our respect and support.

 

 

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            (4-2)  On motion of Representative HAMANN of South Portland, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 1067)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THE FIRST
WEDNESDAY IN APRIL AS EVERYONE MATTERS DAY

 

            WHEREAS, judgment and discrimination against others may be based on many factors and may be due to a person's accent, age, disability, height, weight, nationality, race, religion, sex, gender, gender-identity or sexual orientation; and

 

            WHEREAS, bullying includes harassment that may occur in the workplace, at schools, in families, in social settings and online; and

 

            WHEREAS, bullying is the harassing display of discrimination; and

 

            WHEREAS, discrimination and bullying have direct effects on the physical, emotional and mental health of an individual, on organizational stability in schools and businesses and on the well-being of society as a whole; and

 

            WHEREAS, a disproportionate number of disabled individuals, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Native Americans and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community report experiencing daily discrimination; and

 

            WHEREAS, 37% of Americans report being bullied on the job; and

 

            WHEREAS, 160,000 children around the nation stay home from school each day because of bullying and fear of bullying; and

 

            WHEREAS, in 80% of school shooting cases in the 1990s, the shooters had histories of being bullied; and

 

            WHEREAS, 90% of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered teenagers reported being bullied at school; and

 

            WHEREAS, more than 50% of adolescents and teenagers report being bullied online and bullying others online; and

 

            WHEREAS, everyone of all ages, groups and backgrounds may be victims of bullying, marginalization and discrimination, and it is reported that half of all suicides among young people are due to bullying; 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 support the first Wednesday in April as Everyone Matters Day; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That We urge all residents of the State to support the ideals of Everyone Matters Day in order to acknowledge the harmful impact of bullying and of judging others based on appearance or group affiliation and to promote respect and support everyone's right to be who he or she is without being shamed, judged or attacked and we invite everyone to remember the first Wednesday in April as Everyone Matters Day and that April 2, 2014 is Everyone Matters Day in the State; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That a suitable copy of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the national Everyone Matters organization.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  the following members of the Lewiston High School Cheerleading Team, the Lewiston Devils, on their winning the 2013 Class A State Championship and the 2013 New England Interscholastic Spirit Championship:  Kelly Nuzzo, Meagan Murphy, Taylor Hopkins, Sadie Dulack, Sage Physic, Olivia Bergeron, Erika Thibault, Andrea Bonin, Tia Cortez, Nadine Jones, Lily Fundis, Erin Morris, Tierra Safe, Cassie Regner, Abby Madden, Torey Reny, Taylor Pratt, Adreena Adams, Kara Barnies, Kirsty Beauchesne, Sierra Melanson and Alyssa Rousseau.  This is the 3rd consecutive year the team has won the Class A State title and the 2nd consecutive year the team won the New England Interscholastic Spirit Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the team on their achievements;

 

(SLS 252)

 

 

            (5-2)  the Lewiston High School Girls Hockey Team, on its winning the 2013 Eastern Class A Championship.  We congratulate the Blue Devils on this achievement and send the members of the team our best wishes;

 

(SLS 253)

 

 

            (5-3)  Sarah Garfield, of York, who received an Outstanding Musicianship Award in trumpet in Division III Jazz Band at the 2013 Maine State High School Instrumental Jazz Festival.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Sarah on her receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 254)

 

 

            (5-4)  John Eckert, of Augusta, who is a recipient of 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.  It is given on behalf of the Office of the Governor by the Maine Commission for Community Service.  Mr. Eckert has been named Volunteer of the Year for his 2,000 hours of service with Spectrum Generations.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Eckert on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 255)

 

 

            (5-5)  June Messer, of Wells, who is a recipient of 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.  Ms. Messer has been named Volunteer of the Year for her service on the Board of Directors for Wells-Ogunquit Senior Needs Committee/Senior Center and lends a hand at the Senior Center.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ms. Messer on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 256)

 

 

            (5-6)  Mary Jane Bush, of Bucksport, on her retirement as health planning director of the Bucksport Bay Healthy Communities Coalition, operated by the Town of Bucksport.  She became involved with the organization in 1997, and within 3 years was named director.  While serving as director, she created a health plan for all ages within Bucksport in which to develop recommendations of ways to help the community be healthier. Ms. Bush was honored earlier this year with the Hans Honders Community Service Award by the Bucksport Chamber of Commerce.  She served as executive director of Wellspring in Bangor and led its public health services for 15 years.  Ms. Bush also served on a number of national committees devoted to substance abuse treatment.  We extend our congratulations and appreciation to her for her efforts in improving the health of Penobscot County citizens;

 

(SLS 258)

 

 

            (5-7)  Garet Beal, of Beals, a senior at Jonesport-Beals High School, who was named Mr. Basketball for 2013 by the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches, the first time a Class D player has received this award since 1989.  This honor is given to the top high school basketball player in the State, a senior player who best demonstrates basketball skills, makes a significant impact on his team, shows leadership and respect for the game and demonstrates good sportsmanship and citizenship, both on and off the court.  Garet was also named the Gatorade Maine Boys Basketball Player of the Year.  He set 2 school records this year by scoring 55 points in a single game and a career total of 1,686 points, records that were previously held by Garet's father, Lindell Beal.  Garet helped lead his team to an undefeated regular season and a berth in the Eastern Maine Class D playoffs.  We extend our congratulations to Garet on his receiving these honors and send him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 259)

 

 

            (5-8)  the members of the George Stevens Academy Jazz Band, on their outstanding performance at the 2013 Maine High School Instrumental Jazz Festival.  The jazz combo, Lucy and the Diamonds, took first place among the Division III combos and David Reinke received an Outstanding Musicianship Award for piano in the same division.  The jazz combo, Riff Raff, placed third in the "B" Multi Combo Division, and the following 4 individuals received Outstanding Musicianship Awards in the category:  Alice Dillon, piano; Clover Slagel, vocals; Tate Yoder, trombone; and So Young Im, flute.  The jazz band placed third among the Division IV bands, and Peter Howell on Trombone and Lucy Jacob on vibes both received Outstanding Musicianship Awards in the same category.  We send our congratulations and best wishes to all the members of the George Stevens Academy Jazz Band on their impressive musical achievements;

 

(SLS 260)

 

 

            (5-9)  Daniel Curts, of Ellsworth, for his outstanding season as a cross-country runner.  Daniel is a junior at Ellsworth High School and was named the 2012-2013 Gatorade Maine Boys' Cross-country Runner of the Year, which recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character.  He was named the 2012 Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram Maine Runner of the Year and won the Class B Individual State Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his achievements;

 

(SLS 261)

 

 

            (5-10)  Paul and Charlotte Kimball, of Bethel, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, April 20, 2013.  Mr. and Mrs. Kimball have 2 children, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Kimball on this very special occasion;

 

(HLS 171)

Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-11)  Dan Newcombe, of Wayne, on the occasion of his retirement after 25 years of dedicated service with the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.  Mr. Newcombe has served as the State Meteorologist since February 12, 1990.  We extend our appreciation to Mr. Newcombe for his commitment to the citizens of the State and send him our best wishes in his future endeavors;

 

(HLS 172)

Presented by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

 

            (5-12)  the following students at Lewiston High School, who have earned the distinction of being named the Top Ten students of the graduating class of 2013:  Marina A. Affo, Sadie S. Beaudin, Alex J. Beaudoin, Mariah K. Carrier, Samantha A. Clark, Tori E. Denis, Daniel Fortier, Jessica G. Henson, Lex Lizette Jimenes and Zachary R. Labadie.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the students on their achievement;

 

(HLS 173)

Presented by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin, Representative WERTS of Auburn, Representative LAJOIE of Lewiston, Representative CAREY of Lewiston, Representative LIBBY of Lewiston.

 

 

            (5-13)  Patricia Gordon, of Temple, who is retiring as the Town Clerk of Chesterville after 31 years of dedicated service to the community.  Ms. Gordon served as town clerk initially part-time and then full-time in 1996.  She also worked for the Department of Conservation.  During her tenure as clerk, she has witnessed an increase in the town population, the old town hall torn down, the town office moved to the former school, a new fire station built and a ball field and basketball court added at the old town office site.  During her many years of service to the town, Ms. Gordon has been indispensable in expertly maintaining the town records and serving the people.  We send her our appreciation for her commitment to her community and to the State.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ms. Gordon on this occasion;

 

(HLS 174)

Presented by Representative GILBERT of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Representative BLACK of Wilton.

 

 

            (5-14)  the Town of Orrington, upon its 225th anniversary.  Located along the Penobscot River at the southern tip of Penobscot County, Orrington was originally part of Condustiegg Plantation.  Its first settlement was made by Captain John Brewer, but it was not until after the Revolutionary War, in 1788, that Orrington was finally incorporated as a town with its major village at Brewer, formerly known as "New Worcester."  In 1812, Orrington became its own municipality after Brewer split off to form an independent community.  The town's name is thought to be derived from a spelling error, as early pioneers intended for it to be named Orangetown after Orangetown, Maryland.  Known now as a rural and agricultural community with a unique multi-village character, this picturesque borough is one of the highest per capita income communities in Penobscot County with one of the lowest property tax rates.  Orrington's rich natural resources, including open space, the Penobscot River, Brewer Lake, Fields Pond, Swetts Pond, Kings Mountain and several streams, add to its rustic charm and offer area citizens many recreational activities.  We extend our warmest wishes to the leaders and residents of Orrington as they celebrate its 225th anniversary;

 

(HLS 175)

Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-15)  Katharine Jones, of Bucksport, a senior at Bucksport High School, who is the recipient of the 2013 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Katharine on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 176)

Cosponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington, Senator YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-16)  E. Marilyn Sotirelis, of Calais, on her retirement from her career as Library Director of the Calais Free Library.  A vital influence on the library for 34 years, Ms. Sotirelis has served as Library Director since 1984.  She began her library career as a librarian pro tem at the Special Services Library, United States Army Hospital Library in Heidelberg, Germany.  Following her service as a librarian pro tem, she worked 2 part-time positions, one as a librarian at the Calais Elementary School and one at the Calais Free Library, until the position of Library Director at the Calais Free Library became available.  In her 29-year tenure as director, Ms. Sotirelis has never wavered in her desire to have the Calais Free Library thought of statewide as one of the best examples of an efficiently run small public library.  Under Ms. Sotirelis' direction, the library has completed a major structural renovation, improved the interlibrary loan system, joined the Minerva Online Library Catalog and increased the library's variety of programs.  She credits her staff for helping the library to reach its high level of service.  We send Ms. Sotirelis our appreciation for her dedication to her profession, to her community and to the State and we congratulate her and send her our best wishes on her well-deserved retirement;

 

(HLS 177)

Presented by Representative MAKER of Calais.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington.

 

 

            (5-17)  Benjamin and Florence Brown, of Limestone, on the occasion of their 65th Wedding Anniversary, April 6, 2013.  Mr. and Mrs. Brown were married at St. Louis Catholic Church in Limestone by Father Theodore A. Bouthot.  They have 6 children, 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Brown on this very special occasion;

 

(HLS 178)

Presented by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-18)  Philip and Gloria Ketch, of Woodland, on the occasion of their 55th Wedding Anniversary, May 17, 2013.  Mr. and Mrs. Ketch were married in Perth-Andover, New Brunswick by Reverend Donald Jackson.  They have 6 children, 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Ketch on this very special occasion;

 

(HLS 179)

Presented by Representative AYOTTE of Caswell.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-19)  Julia Clukey, a native of Augusta and a member of the United States National Luge Team, who won 2 Silver Medals in luge at the 2013 World Cup races in Lake Placid, New York.  Ms. Clukey is in sixth place in the World Cup standings and has been competing at the Senior World Cup level since 2004.  She competed at the Junior level at 13 years of age.  Ms. Clukey also competed at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Ms. Clukey, with the Maine Beer and Wine Distributors Association and the Kennebec Valley YMCA as sponsors, is involved in supporting a statewide tour to recognize Alcohol Awareness Month in Maine.  During this tour, Ms. Clukey will speak on promoting responsibility, educating young people about the consequences of underage drinking, encouraging young people to make good decisions and positive life choices and supporting initiatives that make Maine an even better place to live, work and play.  Ms. Clukey will continue to reach out to the community by hosting Julia Clukey's Camp for Girls as a place for girls 8 to 11 years of age to develop self-confidence and a healthy lifestyle.  We extend our congratulations to Ms. Clukey on her many accomplishments and send our best wishes and appreciation to her, to the Maine Beer and Wine Distributors Association and to the Kennebec Valley YMCA;

 

(HLS 184)

Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Representative WILSON of Augusta, Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-20)  Elsie Pike Viles, longtime resident of Augusta, who was once proclaimed by Governor John E. Baldacci as "the first lady of Augusta and the State of Maine" for her philanthropy.  Donations from the Elsie and William Viles Foundation built the healing garden at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care and helped fund the new Alfond Center for Health, the proposed Lithgow Public Library expansion, the building of the Kennebec Valley YMCA, the stained-glass window restoration at South Parish Congregational Church and the auditorium at Cony High School.  Mrs. Viles was given the 2007 Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Award from the New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.  She was a generous benefactor through financial gifts and services to MaineGeneral Health and to many other central Maine nonprofit organizations.  One of her abiding concerns was the Alzheimer's Care Center in Gardiner, which she supported for many years.  She was also a founder of the Viles Arboretum in Augusta and Camp KV for Kids in Readfield.  Mrs. Viles will be greatly missed and long remembered by her grateful community and the State and by those whose lives she touched;

 

(SLS 257)

 

 

            (5-21)  E. Elizabeth Martin, of Skowhegan, a longtime educator and founding member of the Cornville Players.  Mrs. Martin, born in Millinocket, was a graduate of Stearns High School, the Aroostook State Normal School in Presque Isle and the University of Maine at Farmington.  She taught school in the Millinocket school system and then in Skowhegan, where she was a kindergarten teacher until she retired in 1982.  Mrs. Martin was house manager and ticket taker for the Cornville Players.  When the Cornville Players moved to Lakewood Theater in 1985, she continued her involvement, remaining as house manager until the mid-1990s.  She was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church and she was an active member of the community, serving as the superintendent of the flower show at the Skowhegan State Fair, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the Abanaki Snowmobile Club and a member of the Lakewood Golf Club.  She will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends;

 

(HLS 181)

Presented by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-22)  Coral Mariette (Berkeley) Clifford, of Naples, Florida and formerly of Unity, prominent philanthropist and supporter of Unity College.  Mrs. Clifford, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, married her husband Bert in 1943.  They moved to Unity where they raised their 3 children and where Mr. Clifford founded Unity College.  They also bought Unity Telephone Company in the 1960s and helped found a cellular company, Unicel Corporation, in the 1980s.  In 1963, Mrs. Clifford became a director of Unity Telephone Company, a post she held for more than 4 decades.  She was later named a director of Unicel Corporation.  She was best known, however, for her belief in community service and for her contributions as a philanthropist.  She and her husband quietly and generously supported communities, families, scholars and organizations throughout Maine.  Mrs. Clifford was instrumental in creating the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, which became a cultural landmark for the region.  She will be greatly missed and long remembered by her loving family and those whose lives she touched;

 

(HLS 182)

Presented by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

Cosponsored by Senator THIBODEAU of Waldo, Representative JONES of Freedom.

 

 

            (5-23)  the Honorable Robert E. Keane, of Old Town, a member of the 117th Maine Legislature.  Mr. Keane was also a retired lieutenant colonel who served for 29 years in the Air National Guard.  Born in New York City, Mr. Keane attended Commerce High School and enlisted in the United States Air Force.  When he was on leave, he met his wife, Elizabeth Lee Arsenault, of Old Town, when she was visiting New York City.  After their wedding, they moved to Austin, Texas, where he finished his regular military tour of duty.  He attended and graduated with honors from the University of Maine with a degree in government.  Mr. Keane then worked as a personnel director at various paper companies in Maine.  In 1967, he accepted a position at the University of Maine as personnel director, where he served for 20 years.  He also received his master's degree in public administration.  In 1988, he retired and was elected to the Maine House of Representatives of the 117th Legislature and proudly served the people of Maine.  He also served his community on various local boards.  He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family and many friends;

 

(HLS 183)

Presented by Representative DILL of Old Town.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Refer to the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology
Pursuant to Public Law

 

            (6-1)  Representative HOBBINS for the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology on Bill "An Act To Clarify Telecommunications Regulation Reform"

(H.P. 1060)  (L.D. 1479)

 

            Reporting that it be REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY pursuant to Public Law 2011, chapter 623, Part A, section 25 and Part D, section 7.

 

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Divided Report

 

            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-32) on Bill "An Act To Update the Maine HIV Advisory Committee"

(S.P. 39)  (L.D. 88)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CRAVEN of Androscoggin
                                    HAMPER of Oxford
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    FARNSWORTH of Portland
                                    CASSIDY of Lubec
                                    DORNEY of Norridgewock
                                    GATTINE of Westbrook
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    McELWEE of Caribou
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea
                                    SIROCKI of Scarborough

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    STUCKEY of Portland

            Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians - of the House - supports the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-32) Report.

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-32).

 

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Allow Licensed Foresters To Use Mechanics Liens"

(S.P. 202)  (L.D. 512)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VALENTINO of York
                                    TUTTLE of York

            Representatives:
                                    PRIEST of Brunswick
                                    BEAULIEU of Auburn
                                    CROCKETT of Bethel
                                    DeCHANT of Bath
                                    GUERIN of Glenburn
                                    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 on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BURNS of Washington

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

 

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (H.P. 441)  (L.D. 622) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning Reciprocal Disciplinary Actions in Harness Racing and Pulling Events" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 450)  (L.D. 658) Bill "An Act To Change the Grade Standards of the Maine Maple Syrup Industry"  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 744)  (L.D. 1051) Bill "An Act To Clarify the Authority and Responsibility of Forest Rangers"  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 877)  (L.D. 1243) Bill "An Act Regarding Next Generation 9-1-1 and Making Changes in Surcharge Remittance for Certain Telecommunications Service Providers"  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 816)  (L.D. 1151) Bill "An Act Regarding the Administration and Financial Transparency of the Citizen Trade Policy Commission" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-105)

 

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

Second Day

 

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

 

            (8-1)  (S.P. 135)  (L.D. 355) Bill "An Act To Amend Provisions Relating to the Department of Corrections To Clarify Certain Enforcement Powers"  (C. "A" S-38)

 

            (8-2)  (H.P. 256)  (L.D. 381) Bill "An Act To Allow a Court To Order a Person Who Violates a Municipal Ordinance To Perform Community Service Work"  (C. "A" H-97)

 

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BILLS IN THE SECOND READING

 

 

Senate as Amended

 

            (9-1)  Bill "An Act To Improve Community Mental Health Treatment"

(S.P. 38)  (L.D. 87)
(C. "A" S-33)

 

 

            (9-2)  Bill "An Act To Restore Eligibility and Funding for Drug Programs for the Elderly and Disabled"

(S.P. 219)  (L.D. 629)
(C. "A" S-25)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Allocate the Balance of Funds Not Expended by the Task Force on Franco-Americans

(H.P. 572)  (L.D. 821)
(C. "A" H-50)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  This being an emergency measure, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Clarify the Maine New Markets Capital Investment Program Tax Credit

(H.P. 778)  (L.D. 1109)
(C. "A" H-57)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  This being an emergency measure, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-3)  Resolve, Directing the Bureau of Insurance To Amend Its Rules Pertaining to Medicare Advantage Plans

(S.P. 196)  (L.D. 506)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  This being an emergency measure, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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Resolve Pursuant to the Constitution
Public Land

 

            (10-4)  Resolve, Concerning Rights-of-way over Eastern Road in Scarborough

(S.P. 113)  (L.D. 280)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  In accordance with the provisions of Section 23 of Article IX of the Constitution, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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Acts

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Amend the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992

(S.P. 9)  (L.D. 1)
(C. "A" S-31)

 

            (10-6)  An Act Regarding Pharmacy Provider Audits

(H.P. 39)  (L.D. 44)
(C. "A" H-45)

 

            (10-7)  An Act Relating to Private School Student Participation in Public School Cocurricular, Interscholastic and Extracurricular Activities

(H.P. 74)  (L.D. 92)
(C. "A" H-53)

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Allow an Operator of a Motor Vehicle To Show Proof of Insurance by Electronic Means

(H.P. 108)  (L.D. 133)
(C. "A" H-52)

 

            (10-9)  An Act To Amend the Charter of St. Mark's Home for Women in Augusta

(H.P. 169)  (L.D. 208)
(C. "A" H-48)

 

            (10-10)  An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Refund for Tobacco Sold to a Member of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe for Cultural, Spiritual or Ceremonial Purposes

(H.P. 173)  (L.D. 212)
(C. "A" H-43)

 

            (10-11)  An Act To Provide Greater Access to Capital for Certain Businesses through Assignment of Benefits under the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement Program and the Maine Employment Tax Increment Financing Program

(S.P. 111)  (L.D. 278)
(C. "A" S-21)

 

            (10-12)  An Act To Improve Funding of Agricultural Development Projects

(S.P. 120)  (L.D. 287)
(C. "A" S-36)

 

            (10-13)  An Act To Eliminate the Requirement That the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Provide Technical Services for Direct-marketing Agricultural Products

(H.P. 198)  (L.D. 289)
(C. "A" H-40)

 

            (10-14)  An Act To Authorize the Public Advocate To Publish and Distribute Consumer Information

(H.P. 212)  (L.D. 303)
(C. "A" H-46)

 

            (10-15)  An Act To Exempt Persons 80 Years of Age and Older from Jury Duty at Their Discretion

(H.P. 219)  (L.D. 310)
(C. "A" H-49)

 

            (10-16)  An Act To Restructure the Licensing and Regulation of Boilers and Pressure Vessels and Elevators and Tramways

(H.P. 287)  (L.D. 414)
(C. "A" H-55)

 

            (10-17)  An Act To Add Trailers to the Additional Versions or Classes of a Specialty Plate

(S.P. 170)  (L.D. 438)
(C. "A" S-28)

 

            (10-18)  An Act To Create a Tax Credit for Primary Care Professionals Practicing in Underserved Areas

(S.P. 172)  (L.D. 440)
(C. "A" S-24)

 

            (10-19)  An Act To Prohibit the Sale of Gasoline That Contains Corn-based Ethanol as an Additive at a Level Greater than 10 Percent by Volume

(H.P. 303)  (L.D. 453)
(C. "A" H-56)

 

            (10-20)  An Act To Change the Budget Approval Process for Alternative Organizational Structures

(S.P. 211)  (L.D. 521)

 

            (10-21)  An Act To Remove the Statement of Oral Condition as a Requirement for Denturists Making Partial Dentures

(H.P. 372)  (L.D. 553)

 

            (10-22)  An Act To Change the Taxes on Fuel Purchased for Use Other Than on the Highways

(S.P. 221)  (L.D. 631)
(C. "A" S-20)

 

            (10-23)  An Act To Eliminate Sales Tax Exemptions for Snowmobiles and All-terrain Vehicles Purchased by Nonresidents for Use in the State

(H.P. 492)  (L.D. 720)
(C. "A" H-42)

 

            (10-24)  An Act Regarding Fire Escapes for Certain Buildings

(H.P. 571)  (L.D. 820)

 

            (10-25)  An Act Regarding the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Advisory Board

(S.P. 308)  (L.D. 883)
(C. "A" S-26)

 

            (10-26)  An Act To Repeal a Specialized Form of the Generic Crime of Theft by Unauthorized Taking or Transfer

(H.P. 614)  (L.D. 887)

 

 

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

 

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Resolves

 

            (10-27)  Resolve, To Require the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Conduct a Study on the Use of Rubber Lures and Nondegradable Fishing Hooks and Lures

(H.P. 37)  (L.D. 42)
(C. "A" H-47)

 

            (10-28)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To Develop a Plan for the Protection of the Public Health from Mosquito-borne Diseases

(H.P. 201)  (L.D. 292)
(C. "A" H-54)

 

            (10-29)  Resolve, Directing the Public Utilities Commission To Review Certain Electricity Distribution Charges Assessed on Businesses

(H.P. 211)  (L.D. 302)
(C. "A" H-58)

 

            (10-30)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Adopt Rules Governing the Use of Certain Antipsychotic Drugs by Children Enrolled in MaineCare

(H.P. 243)  (L.D. 338)
(C. "A" H-51)

 

            (10-31)  Resolve, To Create a Working Group To Identify Elementary School and Middle School Applied Learning Opportunities

(S.P. 150)  (L.D. 370)
(C. "A" S-37)

 

            (10-32)  Resolve, Relating to Guide Signs on Highways

(H.P. 282)  (L.D. 407)
(C. "A" H-39)

 

            (10-33)  Resolve, Directing the Family Law Advisory Commission To Study and Report on the Uniform Parentage Act and Other Similar Laws and Proposals

(H.P. 291)  (L.D. 419)

 

            (10-34)  Resolve, To Establish a Working Group To Study Vision Requirements for Obtaining a Driver's License and To Review the Current Prohibition on the Use of Telescopic or Bioptic Lenses while Driving

(H.P. 383)  (L.D. 564)
(C. "A" H-38)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, April 25, 2013, have preference in the Orders of the Day and continue with such preference until disposed of as provided by House Rule 502.

 

 

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

(HLS 12)

 

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

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing the Central Aroostook High School Boys Basketball Team, of Mars Hill

(SLS 111)

 

- In Senate, READ and PASSED.

TABLED - March 21, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative CLARK of Easton.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         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.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         Bill "An Act To Establish the Commission on Health Care Cost and Quality"

(H.P. 191)  (L.D. 230)

 

TABLED - April 24, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland.

PENDING - ADOPTION OF COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-76).

 

 

 

 

 

9.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (5) Ought to Pass - Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act To Strengthen the Rights of Grandparents under the Grandparents Visitation Act"

(H.P. 170)  (L.D. 209)

 

TABLED - April 25, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick.

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

 

 

 

 

 

10.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (10) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (3) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-78) - Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act To Expedite Court Proceedings by Providing Funds for Additional District Court Personnel"

(H.P. 371)  (L.D. 552)

 

TABLED - April 25, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE JUNE 19, 2013

 

NOTICE

 

House Divided Reports that will appear on the House Calendar later:

 

(1)  From the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry on Bill "An Act To Release a Restriction on Former State Land in Passadumkeag Currently Owned by Dale Ross"

(H.P. 221)  (L.D. 312)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-101)  (11 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Remove the Limit on the Retention of Live Smelts" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 361)  (L.D. 542)

 

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

 

(3)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Reduce the Size of the Legislature

(H.P. 109)  (L.D. 134)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (9 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-104)  (3 members)

 

(4)  From the Committee on Transportation on Bill "An Act To Improve Organ Donation Awareness"

(H.P. 586)  (L.D. 835)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-103)  (9 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (4 members)

 

(5)  From the Committee on Health and Human Services on Resolve, To Establish MaineCare Eligibility for Young Adults Who Were Formerly in Foster Care

(H.P. 337)  (L.D. 487)

 

Report "A" reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-99)  (6 members)
Report "B" reporting Ought Not to Pass  (5 members)
Report "C" reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-100)  (1 member)

 

 

 

 

Millicent M. MacFarland
Clerk of the House

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

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Establish the High-efficiency Biomass Pellet Boiler Rebate Program and the Home Heating Conversion Fund"

(S.P. 542)  (L.D. 1468)

 

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

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Promote and Enhance State Policy To Preserve and Support Existing Methods of Disposal of Municipal Solid Waste"

(S.P. 545)  (L.D. 1483)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Ensure Ethical Standards for Court Reporters"

(S.P. 543)  (L.D. 1469)

 

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

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Franchise Laws"

(S.P. 544)  (L.D. 1482)

 

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

 

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            (1-5)  Resolve, To Establish a Demonstration Project To Promote Economic Development in the Forest Products Industry

(S.P. 541)  (L.D. 1467)

 

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

 

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126th Legislature
First Regular Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 548)

 

JOINT RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PASS A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO REVERSE THE RULING OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT IN CITIZENS UNITED V. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, United States Supreme Court rulings, beginning with Buckley v. Valeo and continuing through Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and others, disproportionately elevate the role of wealthy special interests in elections and diminish the voices and influence of ordinary Americans; and

 

            WHEREAS, Maine citizens wish to develop effective tools for self-governance, including strong laws governing elections and campaign finance; and

 

            WHEREAS, the current legal landscape severely constrains the range of options available to citizens, frustrating efforts to reduce the influence of moneyed interest in elections and in government; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, your Memorialists, hereby declare our support for an amendment to the United States Constitution regarding campaign finance that would reaffirm the power of citizens through their government to regulate the raising and spending of money in elections; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That We, your Memorialists, call upon each Member of the Maine Congressional Delegation to actively support and promote in Congress an amendment to the United States Constitution on campaign finance; and be it further

 

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

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

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NOTICE

 

House Divided Report that will appear on the House Calendar later:

 

(1)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Require Edible Landscaping in a Portion of Capitol Park"

(H.P. 324)  (L.D. 474)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-102)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (2 members)

 

Millicent M. MacFarland
Clerk of the House


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

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 550)

 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM

 

            WHEREAS, Maine's identity is defined by its promise of equality, esteem for diversity and commitment to innovation; and

 

            WHEREAS, Maine and the United States have prospered because of the contributions of hardworking and aspiring citizens; and

 

            WHEREAS, we support the value of human dignity of all Maine residents, regardless of immigration status, and recognize the importance of immigrants' many contributions to the social and economic fabric of Maine; and

 

            WHEREAS, becoming a citizen in the United States means taking a solemn oath to uphold the United States Constitution; and

 

            WHEREAS, citizenship is an important symbol of full membership and participation in society that should be encouraged, not barred; and

 

            WHEREAS, keeping families together not only is the right thing to do, but also is good for the economy because families provide a base of support that increases worker productivity and spurs entrepreneurship; and

 

            WHEREAS, immigration enforcement will be much more efficient and effective once the number of undocumented immigrants is reduced due to immigration reform; and

 

            WHEREAS, the nation's current immigration system is dysfunctional, harms the economy and does not reflect our values as a state and nation; and

 

            WHEREAS, overseeing immigration is a federal responsibility, and a comprehensive approach to reforming the immigration system would strengthen the economy and free aspiring citizens to make an even greater contribution to their communities; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Federal Government's inability to enact immigration reform has created severe economic, cultural and political strains in Maine and in communities across the United States; and

 

            WHEREAS, immigration reform must occur in a comprehensive, thoughtful manner that builds the strength and unity of working people and guarantees the same rights, obligations and basic fairness for all workers, no matter where they come from; and

 

            WHEREAS, comprehensive immigration reform must include a realistic pathway to citizenship for all hardworking and taxpaying aspiring citizens who live in the United States if they meet reasonable requirements; and


 

            WHEREAS, comprehensive immigration reform must provide a mechanism for those citizens who have grown up in this country to become citizens and be able to fully contribute to our joint future; and

 

            WHEREAS, comprehensive immigration reform must update the immigration system so that the future flow of immigrant workers more realistically matches our nation's labor needs and is structured to protect the wages and working conditions of citizen and immigrant workers; and

 

            WHEREAS, any new worker visa program must provide for strict compliance with United States labor standards and wage and hour standards, portability of visas so that workers can change jobs and the ability for workers to petition for permanent residency; and

 

            WHEREAS, comprehensive immigration reform must limit the wait times and rules that keep families separated from their loved ones; and

 

            WHEREAS, comprehensive immigration reform enforcement provisions must restore respect for law by promoting strict adherence to our nation's values, including due process, civil and human rights, accountability and proportionality; and

 

            WHEREAS, internal and border law enforcement should focus on preventing criminals, drug cartels and other negative and harmful elements from entering the United States or engaging in criminal activities; and

 

            WHEREAS, Maine supports a comprehensive immigration reform bill that keeps families together, upholds national values, promotes economic growth and provides a long-term solution to the immigration system; and

 

            WHEREAS, elected officials must create an immigration process that strengthens our nation's economy and lets aspiring citizens continue their contributions to their communities; 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, support comprehensive immigration reform that addresses earned legalization with a path to citizenship, updated future immigration of families and workers and improved immigration enforcement and border security that is consistent with national values.

 

 

            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

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass on Bill "An Act To Remove the Limit on the Retention of Live Smelts" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 361)  (L.D. 542)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DUTREMBLE of York
                                    BURNS of Washington
                                    HASKELL of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    SHAW of Standish
                                    CRAFTS of Lisbon
                                    DAVIS of Sangerville
                                    ESPLING of New Gloucester
                                    EVANGELOS of Friendship
                                    KUSIAK of Fairfield
                                    MARKS of Pittston
                                    SHORT of Pittsfield
                                    WOOD of Sabattus

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    BRIGGS of Mexico

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

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 6

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Six Members of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES report in Report "A" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-99) on Resolve, To Establish MaineCare Eligibility for Young Adults Who Were Formerly in Foster Care

(H.P. 337)  (L.D. 487)

 

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CRAVEN of Androscoggin
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec

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

            Five Members of the same Committee report in Report "B" Ought Not to Pass on same Resolve.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

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

            One Member of the same Committee reports in Report "C" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-100) on same Resolve.

 

            Signed:

 

            Representative:
                                    STUCKEY of Portland

            Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians - of the House - supports Report "A" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-99).

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

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 7

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Reduce the Size of the Legislature

(H.P. 109)  (L.D. 134)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    GRAHAM of North Yarmouth
                                    BOLAND of Sanford
                                    CHENETTE of Saco
                                    COTTA of China
                                    HAYES of Buckfield
                                    MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach
                                    NADEAU of Winslow

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-104) on same RESOLUTION.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    BOLDUC of Auburn
                                    NADEAU of Fort Kent
                                    PEASE of Morrill

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

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 8

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-101) on Bill "An Act To Release a Restriction on Former State Land in Passadumkeag Currently Owned by Dale Ross"

(H.P. 221)  (L.D. 312)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    JACKSON of Aroostook
                                    BOYLE of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    DILL of Old Town
                                    BLACK of Wilton
                                    CRAY of Palmyra
                                    HICKMAN of Winthrop
                                    JONES of Freedom
                                    MAREAN of Hollis
                                    NOON of Sanford
                                    SAUCIER of Presque Isle
                                    TIMBERLAKE of Turner

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    SHERMAN of Aroostook

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

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 9

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-103) on Bill "An Act To Improve Organ Donation Awareness"

(H.P. 586)  (L.D. 835)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MAZUREK of Knox
                                    VALENTINO of York

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    NUTTING of Oakland
                                    PARRY of Arundel
                                    TURNER of Burlington

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