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House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Change of Committee
Divided Report
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
Second Day
BILLS IN THE SECOND READING
Senate as Amended
House as Amended
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
Resolves
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 4
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Ought to Pass Pursuant to Joint Order
SUPPLEMENT NO. 5
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 6
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


39th Legislative Day

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Mark K. Tanner, Skowhegan Federated Church.

 

            National Anthem by Angela Plato, Hallowell.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Judith Chamberlain, M.D., Brunswick.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 567)

 

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE PRESIDENT OF THE
UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO NOT
REQUIRE THE USE OF E15 GASOLINE

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, federal laws and regulations, including the Clean Air Act, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the national renewable fuel standard program, have contributed to changes in fuel standards, such as the removal of methyl tertiary butyl ether, or MTBE, as an oxygenate in fuel, leading to the use of ethanol as a replacement for MTBE; and

 

            WHEREAS, only reformulated gasoline is now available for purchase at public fuel pumps and typically contains a 10% corn ethanol blend, known as E10, and in June 2012 the United States Environmental Protection Agency approved the sale of E15, a mixture of 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline; and

 

            WHEREAS, using the fuel blend has been promoted as a method of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and our Nation's dependence on foreign oil but these claims are disputed by several automakers and others, such as AAA, which also claims E15 will damage fuel lines and void vehicle warranties; and

 

            WHEREAS, in addition, AAA claims that automotive engineering experts believe that sustained use of E15, both in newer and older vehicles, could cause accelerated engine wear and failure, fuel system damage and false "check engine" lights for vehicles not approved by manufacturers to use E15; and

 

            WHEREAS, E15 also has 5% less energy than gasoline and about 2% less than E10 and therefore could ultimately cost consumers more as a result of reduced fuel economy; and

 

            WHEREAS, the production of corn ethanol is wasteful of fossil fuel resources and does not increase energy security and with this production, which uses 10% of all arable land in the United States, we see increased degradation of vital land and water resources; and

 

            WHEREAS, corn ethanol's impact on food prices is huge and corn is now trading at an all-time high and this affects food manufacturing and other industries such as animal feed businesses; and

 

            WHEREAS, the burning of corn ethanol increases the emissions of gases and hazardous air pollutants that are probable carcinogens and are the causes of numerous health issues such as asthma, chronic bronchitis and other respiratory problems; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, your Memorialists, respectfully urge and request that the President of the United States and members of the United States Congress realize the major problems of corn ethanol as a fuel additive and the numerous negative effects it has on not only Maine citizens but all Americans and we urge and request that the President of the United States and the United States Congress consider reversing the decision of the United States Environmental Protection Agency to move forward with the use of E15; 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 Inspector General of the United States Department of Energy, to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, 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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            (1-2)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 570)

 

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING NATIONAL TEACHER DAY AND NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

 

            WHEREAS, public schools are the backbone of our democracy, providing young people with the tools they need to maintain the State's precious values of freedom, civility and equality; and

 

            WHEREAS, by equipping young people in Maine with both practical skills and broader intellectual abilities, schools give them hope for, and access to, a productive future; and

 

            WHEREAS, in nurturing the academic, social, emotional and physical development of students, teachers are the single most influential factor in students' educational experience; and

 

            WHEREAS, teachers spend countless hours preparing lessons, evaluating progress, counseling and coaching students and performing community service; and

 

            WHEREAS, teachers have earned and deserve the respect of their students and communities for their selfless dedication to their profession, their communities and the future of our children; and

 

            WHEREAS, Maine has always recognized the value of great teachers by supporting professional development and through the Maine Teacher of the Year program; 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, recognize today, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 as National Teacher Day; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That We recognize Monday, May 6, 2013 to Friday, May 10, 2013 as National Teacher Appreciation Week; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That We extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation to teachers across the State and nation for the sacrifices they make and the profound and positive influence they have on our students.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Apply the Precautionary Principle to Decision Making in Certain State Agencies"

(H.P. 1075)  (L.D. 1501)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT in the House on May 7, 2013.

 

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

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.P. 1088)

 

Town of Brooklin

23 Bay Road - P O Box 219

Brooklin, Maine 04616

 

RESOLUTION

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLVED, The Town of Brooklin 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.

 

Adopted by the Selectmen of Brooklin at a meeting held on April 2, 2013.

 

S/Albert R. Smith

S/Mike Roy

S/Deborah Brewster

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 153)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

May 8, 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. 594         An Act To Prohibit Possession of a Firearm by a Person Who Has Created a Police Standoff

L.D. 958         An Act To Establish a Database To Prevent Individuals Involuntarily Admitted or Committed to a Mental Health Institution from Being Issued Concealed Handgun Permits

 

Education and Cultural Affairs

L.D. 194         An Act To Ensure That a Curtailment in School Funding Is Shared by All Institutions

L.D. 615         An Act To Protect School Administrative Units from a Sudden Decrease in Funding due to Reduced Enrollments

L.D. 1346       An Act To Ensure That Charter Schools Are Funded by the State

 

Environment and Natural Resources

L.D. 365         An Act To Define "Contaminant" in the Laws Governing Toxic Chemicals in Children's Products

L.D. 674         An Act To Clarify the Natural Resources Protection Act  (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 735         Resolve, Directing the Department of Environmental Protection To Add a Flame Retardant to the Lists of Chemicals of Concern and of High Concern

L.D. 824         Resolve, Directing the Department of Environmental Protection To Develop a Rural Land Use Development Process

L.D. 844         Resolve, To Require a Study of the Availability of Food Packaging without Bisphenol A

L.D. 845         An Act To Change the Classification of the Lower Androscoggin River

L.D. 907         An Act To Encourage Recycling

L.D. 1058       Resolve, Directing the Department of Environmental Protection To Set the Motor Vehicle Fuel Volatility Level for the State

 

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

L.D. 163         An Act To Increase the Number of Rafting Passengers Allowed for Licensed Outfitters on Unallocated Rivers

L.D. 618         An Act To Eliminate Restrictions on Affiliated Outfitters in Laws Governing Whitewater Rafting

L.D. 930         An Act To Subject a Motorboat with a Certificate of Number from Another Jurisdiction to the Annual Registration Fee

L.D. 1190       An Act To Require the Secretary of State To Issue Certificates of Title for All-terrain Vehicles, Snowmobiles and Watercraft

 

State and Local Government

L.D. 1074       An Act To Deny Employment-related Benefits to State Employees Convicted of a Felony Involving the Misuse or Theft of Government Funds

L.D. 1153       An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Public Notices Provided by Governmental Entities

 

Taxation

L.D. 358         An Act To Protect Family Farms and Working Waterfront Subject to Estate Tax and Reduce the Maine Estate Tax Exclusion

L.D. 692         An Act To Provide Funding for Education by Restoring the 8.5 Percent Income Tax Rate for High-income Taxpayers

L.D. 834         An Act To Make the Income Tax More Equitable for Citizens of the State

L.D. 1124       An Act To Provide Income Tax Relief

L.D. 1205       An Act To Lower the Rate of Excise Tax on Older Vehicles To Acknowledge the Longer Life Span of Motor Vehicles

L.D. 1206       An Act To Ensure Equity in the Taxation of Food Items

L.D. 1297       An Act To Provide Funding for Public Education by Increasing the Sales Tax

L.D. 1314       An Act To Allow a Local Option Tax on Meals and Lodging

 

Transportation

L.D. 1371       An Act To Exempt New Cars from Motor Vehicle Inspection for 2 Years Following the Initial Purchase

L.D. 1382       An Act To Provide Toll Discounts to Maine Commuters on the Maine Turnpike

 

Veterans and Legal Affairs

L.D. 433         An Act To Provide Parity in Funding to the Maine Maritime Academy from Gaming

L.D. 649         An Act To Facilitate Consumer Taste Testings

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (S.P. 571)

 

STATE OF MAINE

126TH LEGISLATURE

 

May 2, 2013

 

Senator Colleen Lachowicz

Senate Chair, Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government

Representative Anne P. Graham

House Chair, Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government

126th Legislature

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Senator Lachowicz and Representative Graham:

 

Please be advised that Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has today nominated

David R. Cheever of Augusta for reappointment as the State Archivist.

 

Pursuant to Title 5 M.R.S.A §93, this reappointment will require review by the

Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government and confirmation by the Senate.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Justin L. Alfond

President of the Senate

 

S/Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ORDERED PLACED ON FILE.

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Decision-making Authority Regarding Energy Infrastructure Corridors"

(H.P. 1090)  (L.D. 1517)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

Submitted by the Governor's Energy Office pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

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

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Allow Certain Military Personnel To Administer Oaths and Perform the Duties of a Notary Public"

(H.P. 1089)  (L.D. 1516)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

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

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Allow the Passamaquoddy Tribe To Operate Slot Machines in Washington County in Conjunction with High-stakes Beano"

(H.P. 1091)  (L.D. 1520)

 

Sponsored by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York and Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, BEAVERS of South Berwick, BROOKS of Winterport, CASSIDY of Lubec, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, DOAK of Columbia Falls, GIFFORD of Lincoln, GRANT of Gardiner, HICKMAN of Winthrop, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MAKER of Calais, MALABY of Hancock, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, NADEAU of Winslow, RUSSELL of Portland, Senators: DUTREMBLE of York, HASKELL of Cumberland, JACKSON of Aroostook, LACHOWICZ of Kennebec, LANGLEY of Hancock, MAZUREK of Knox, PATRICK of Oxford, SHERMAN of Aroostook.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Anna Lietz, of South Berwick, a senior at Marshwood High School, who is the recipient of a Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award for her dependability, leadership, service and patriotism.  We extend our congratulations to Anna on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 307)

 

 

            (5-2)  Benjamin Gauthier, of York, a senior at York High School, who is the recipient of a Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award for his dependability, leadership, service and patriotism.  We extend our congratulations to Benjamin on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 308)

 

 

            (5-3)  Eileen Macomber, of Kittery, a senior at Robert W. Traip Academy, who is the recipient of a Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award for her dependability, leadership, service and patriotism.  We extend our congratulations to Eileen on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 309)

 

 

            (5-4)  Bethanie L. Brown, of Waterville, a senior at Waterville 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 Bethanie on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 310)

 

 

            (5-5)  Molly Schassberger, of Winslow, a senior at Winslow 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 Molly on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 311)

 

 

            (5-6)  Robert C. Allen, of Veazie, a financial advisor for UBS Financial Services in Bangor, who was ranked at the top of Barron's Top 1,000 Financial Advisors by state list.  This list is released annually to recognize financial advisors who have risen to the top of their industry and who represent the 1,000 most influential advisors by state.  With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, Mr. Allen is responsible for managing client investment portfolios.  This is the second consecutive year Mr. Allen has ranked number one.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Allen on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 312)

 

 

            (5-7)  Courtney Fowler, of Pittsfield, a senior at Maine Central Institute, 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 Courtney on her receiving this award;

 

(SLS 314)

 

 

            (5-8)  School Resource Officer Harold "Dusty" Woodside, a member of the Oakland Police Department, on his retirement after a 40-year career in law enforcement.  Officer Woodside is a United States Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and a recipient of a Purple Heart.  He was a Waterville police officer for 27 years, including 5 years as a school resource officer there, before assuming the position at Messalonskee Middle School in 2000.  He is a former Employee of the Year for the City of Waterville and was named Law Officer of the Year in 2004 at the state convention of the Maine American Legion.  In 2007, Officer Woodside was named Officer of the Year by the Maine Drug Awareness Resistance Education Officers Association.  He has been a beloved and important presence at the Messalonskee Middle School because of his natural ability to connect with the students.  We send him our appreciation for his commitment to law enforcement and to the youth of his community and to the State.  We extend our congratulations to Officer Woodside on his well-deserved retirement;

 

(HLS 217)

Presented by Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Representative BECK of Waterville, Representative NUTTING of Oakland.

 

 

            (5-9)  Thomas Cox, of Yarmouth, who was awarded a 2012 Purpose Prize and $100,000 for his work in uncovering national unfair mortgage foreclosure practices.  The Purpose Prize, funded by the John Templeton Foundation and The Atlantic Philanthropies, is awarded by Encore.org, a nonprofit organization.  Nominees for the prize are people over 60 years of age who combine their passion and experience for social good.  Mr. Cox, a retired attorney who worked for Maine banks, uncovered the illegal practices that the mortgage industry was using when he joined the Maine Attorneys Saving Homes project, started by Pine Tree Legal Assistance in conjunction with the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project.  We extend our appreciation to Mr. Cox and send him our congratulations on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 218)

Presented by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODBURY of Cumberland, Representative COOPER of Yarmouth, Representative RUSSELL of Portland, President ALFOND of Cumberland.

 

 

            (5-10)  Arthur Carter, of Charlotte, who has been chosen to receive the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award.  Each year this award is presented by the Washington County Extension Association to a person who lives in Washington County and has enhanced the lives of the county's residents through volunteer work.  Mr. Carter has made many contributions to the City of Calais and surrounding communities through his volunteer service with the Irene Chadbourne Ecumenical Food Pantry, Down East Hospice Volunteers, St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue, the Pembroke and Charlotte Historical Societies and many other organizations and projects.  We extend our congratulations to Mr. Carter and send him our appreciation for his public service;

 

(HLS 219)

Presented by Representative MAKER of Calais.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington.

 

 

            (5-11)  Josie Lee, of Augusta, a student at Cony High School, who was named the 2013 Kennebec Journal Girls Basketball Player of the Year.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Josie on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 220)

Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

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

 

 

            (5-12)  Luke Dang, of Augusta, a senior at Cony High School, who has been named the 2013 Kennebec Journal Boys Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Luke on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 221)

Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

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

 

 

            (5-13)  Chad Foye, of Augusta, ice hockey coach at Cony High School, who was named the 2013 Kennebec Journal Hockey Coach of the Year.  We send him our congratulations and best wishes on his receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 222)

Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

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

 

 

            (5-14)  Dallas Clark, of Augusta, who has been named the Kennebec Journal Hockey Player of the Year.  Dallas is a senior at Cony High School.  During the hockey season, Dallas scored 23 goals and had 20 assists, helping the team reach the Eastern A quarterfinals for a second straight year.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Dallas on these accomplishments;

 

(HLS 223)

Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

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

 

 

            (5-15)  Jade Canak, of Vassalboro, who has been named the Kennebec Journal Girls Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year.  Jade is a junior at Erskine Academy.  In the first meet of the season, Jade broke the school mark in the long jump and the triple jump.  She set a personal record in the triple jump at the State Championship meet, finishing third with a jump of 35 feet, 1.25 inches, and set the school record in the long jump at the Bowdoin Relays with a leap of 15 feet, 10 inches and later pushed that to 16 feet, 9 inches.  Jade finished 16th at the New England championships in the long jump.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Jade on these accomplishments;

 

(HLS 224)

Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

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

 

 

            (5-16)  Melissa Petersen, of Augusta, who has been named the Kennebec Journal Girls Swimmer of the Year.  Melissa is a senior at Cony High School.  She achieved personal records in the 100-yard freestyle and the 50-yard freestyle at the Class A State Championship meet.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Melissa on these accomplishments;

 

(HLS 225)

Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

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

 

 

            (5-17)  Adam McNeff, of Augusta, who has been named the Kennebec Journal Boys Swimmer of the Year.  Adam is a senior on the Cony High School Swim Team and has broken school records this year in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly.  He finished seventh in both events at the Class A state meet.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Adam on these accomplishments;

 

(HLS 226)

Presented by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

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

 

 

            (5-18)  Richard Gordon, of Norridgewock, a former member of the United States Marine Corps, who was named Maine Marine Corps League Marine of the Year for his work on behalf of the Maine Marine Corps League.  Mr. Gordon served with a Marine Corps artillery battalion from 1957 to 1961 and was in the reserves until 1963. He went to Beirut, Lebanon, and later was stationed in Hawaii and Guam.  Along with about 30 other former Marines, Mr. Gordon is a member of the Maine detachment of the national Marine Corps League, known as the Maine Leathernecks.  We congratulate him on his receiving this well-deserved award;

 

(HLS 227)

Presented by Representative DORNEY of Norridgewock.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-19)  Erin Gats, of Livermore, a senior at Spruce Mountain High School South, 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 Erin on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 228)

Presented by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-20)  Peter Arno, of Dover-Foxcroft, on his retirement as police chief of the Bangor Police Department.  Chief Arno worked for the Bangor Police Department for more than 25 years.  Prior to his service with the Bangor Police Department, he was a field office supervisor in the Bangor office of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and worked with a federal drug task force in the early 1990s.  We extend our appreciation to Chief Arno for his commitment to the citizens of the State and wish him well in his future endeavors;

 

(HLS 229)

Presented by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville.

Cosponsored by Senator THOMAS of Somerset, Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot, Representative GOODE of Bangor, Representative FREY of Bangor, Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor, Representative SCHNECK of Bangor.

 

 

            (5-21)  Gabrielle M. Henderson, of Dover-Foxcroft, a senior at Foxcroft Academy,  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 Gabrielle on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 230)

Presented by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville.

Cosponsored by Senator THOMAS of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-22)  Aaron Simon, of Caribou, a senior at Caribou High School and a member of the Maine Army National Guard, for his many achievements in the sport of wrestling.  Aaron is an All-Aroostook Wrestler and Eastern Maine Regional medalist.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Aaron on his future endeavors;

 

(HLS 231)

Presented by Representative McELWEE of Caribou.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-23)  Brendan Wood, of Caribou, a senior at Caribou High School, for his many achievements in the sport of wrestling.  Brendan is a 4-time All-Aroostook Wrestler, a 4-time All-Penobscot Valley Conference Wrestler, a 4-time Eastern Maine Regional medalist and a 4-time Maine State place winner.  He is also the second-best-performing wrestler in Caribou High School wrestling history.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Brendan on his future endeavors.

 

(HLS 232)

Presented by Representative McELWEE of Caribou.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-24)  Michael Selander, of Caribou, a senior at Caribou High School, for his many achievements in the sport of wrestling.  Michael is a 4-time All-Aroostook Wrestler, an All-Penobscot Valley Conference Wrestler, a 4-time Eastern Maine Regional medalist, and a 4-time Maine State qualifier.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Michael on his future endeavors;

 

(HLS 233)

Presented by Representative McELWEE of Caribou.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-25)  Jean Boyd, of Buckfield, on the celebration of her 80th birthday, May 3, 2013.  Mrs. Boyd has 3 children and one grandchild.  When her children were in middle school, Mrs. Boyd was the librarian at Buckfield High School.  After her children were grown, she pursued her teaching degree at the University of Maine at Farmington, graduating at 50 years of age.  Mrs. Boyd taught 3rd grade at Hartford-Sumner Elementary School for 15 years.  She is a member of and has been president of the Oxford County Retired Teachers Association and has been a member and president of the Buckfield Literary Club.  Mrs. Boyd has always been honest, hard-working, disciplined, self-reliant, caring and compassionate and has been an excellent role model and positive influence for a generation of young people from Buckfield, Hartford and Sumner.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mrs. Boyd on this very special occasion;

 

(HLS 234)

Presented by Representative HAYES of Buckfield.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-26)  Paul Lesperance, of Saco, on the occasion of his retirement after 29 years of dedicated service as the Scarborough Town Assessor.  Mr. Lesperance also worked for 3 years supervising tax assessors throughout the State.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Lesperance in his future endeavors;

 

(HLS 235)

Presented by Representative VOLK of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator BOYLE of Cumberland, Senator MILLETT of Cumberland, Senator VALENTINO of York, Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough, Representative HOBBINS of Saco, Representative CHENETTE of Saco.

 

 

            (5-27)  Adrienne Damicis, of Scarborough, who is the recipient of the Against the Odds Award at the 5th annual Girls Rock! Awards.  Presented by Hardy Girls, Healthy Women, this award recognizes a Maine girl who is redefining the meaning of the word "able" and is making a positive change in the community.  Adrienne's service includes serving as president of her high school's Key Club and serving as a mentor and counselor for Camp No Limits at the Pine Tree Camp for children with disabilities.  We congratulate Adrienne on this award and send her our appreciation for her good work;

 

(HLS 236)

Presented by Representative VOLK of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland, Senator BOYLE of Cumberland, Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-28)  Jean M. Black, of Bangor, a psychiatric social worker for many years.  Ms. Black was born in Bangor and attended St. Mary's Catholic School and graduated from John Bapst Memorial High School in 1963.  She returned to school later in life to earn a bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Maine and had completed much of her course work toward a master's degree in social work at Hutchinson Center.  She was a dedicated and accomplished professional, working as a psychiatric social worker at Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center for many years before retiring from the State and continuing her career at Mid-Coast Mental Health Center in Belfast.  Ms. Black was a lifelong Democrat and maintained an avid interest in politics and current events.  She will be sadly missed and long remembered by her loving family and many friends;

 

(SLS 313)

 

 

            (5-29)  Kyle St. Clair, of Scarborough, who passed away on January 8, 2013.  During the 8 years of his life, Kyle served as an inspiration to people in his hometown of Scarborough and around the world.  As he struggled with numerous illnesses and dozens of surgeries, Kyle used his life to serve as an example of courage, kindness and generosity.  The struggle of Kyle and his family was used for good, as several charities benefited from the Team Kyle Foundation.  Kyle will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family, his many friends and those whose lives he touched;

 

(HLS 237)

Presented by Representative VOLK of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator BOYLE of Cumberland, Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough, Senator MILLETT of Cumberland.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Change of Committee

 

            (6-1)  Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Enhance Enforcement of the Mandatory Reporting of Abuse and Neglect"

(S.P. 349)  (L.D. 1024)

 

            Reporting that it be REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.

 

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Divided Report

 

            (6-2)  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 Limit a Governor's Pension to Governors Who Have Served 2 Full Terms

(S.P. 183)  (L.D. 490)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec
                                    COLLINS of York

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-49) on same RESOLUTION.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    GERZOFSKY of Cumberland

            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 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass on Bill "An Act To Join in a Prohibition on Motor Fuel Containing Corn-based Ethanol"

(H.P. 97)  (L.D. 115)

            Signed:

 

            Representatives:
                                    AYOTTE of Caswell
                                    CAMPBELL of Orrington
                                    CHIPMAN of Portland
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    LONG of Sherman
                                    McGOWAN of York
                                    REED of Carmel

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BOYLE of Cumberland
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin

            Representatives:
                                    WELSH of Rockport
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Allow Motor Fuel Containing Five Percent Ethanol To Be Sold in the State"

(H.P. 87)  (L.D. 105)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BOYLE of Cumberland
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin

            Representatives:
                                    WELSH of Rockport
                                    CHIPMAN of Portland
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    McGOWAN of York

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    AYOTTE of Caswell
                                    CAMPBELL of Orrington
                                    LONG of Sherman
                                    REED of Carmel

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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-131) on Bill "An Act To Provide Flexibility in the State Prevailing Wage and Benefit Rates"

(H.P. 762)  (L.D. 1069)

            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 Not to Pass 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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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-127) on RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Concerning Early Voting and Voting by Absentee Ballot

(H.P. 131)  (L.D. 156)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    TUTTLE of York
                                    PATRICK of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    LUCHINI of Ellsworth
                                    BEAULIEU of Auburn
                                    FOWLE of Vassalboro
                                    KINNEY of Limington
                                    LONGSTAFF of Waterville
                                    RUSSELL of Portland
                                    SAUCIER of Presque Isle
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin

            Representatives:
                                    GIFFORD of Lincoln
                                    JOHNSON of Eddington

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (S.P. 64)  (L.D. 175) Bill "An Act To Update the Laws Governing Energy Efficiency Building Performance Standards"  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-47)

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 415)  (L.D. 596) Bill "An Act To Help Small Businesses and Promote Tourism by Allowing the Construction of a Platform, Walkway or Deck over a River or Marshland"  Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-137)

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 667)  (L.D. 954) Resolve, Extending the Time That the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services Has To Sell or Lease Property in Augusta (EMERGENCY)  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-135)

 

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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. 200)  (L.D. 510) Bill "An Act To Ensure Equity in Funding to State Postsecondary Institutions of Higher Learning"  (C. "A" S-43)

 

            (8-2)  (H.P. 214)  (L.D. 305) Bill "An Act To Eliminate Institute Councils for Mental Health Institutions"

 

            (8-3)  (H.P. 239)  (L.D. 334) Bill "An Act To Allow Nonprofit Organizations To Operate Snowmobiles as Trail-grooming Equipment"

 

            (8-4)  (H.P. 680)  (L.D. 966) Bill "An Act To Clarify an Exemption to the Municipal Subdivision Laws"

 

            (8-5)  (H.P. 854)  (L.D. 1210) Bill "An Act To Ensure Compliance with the Laws Governing Elections"

 

            (8-6)  (H.P. 923)  (L.D. 1296) Bill "An Act To Require the Secretary of State To Suspend a Person's License in Certain Instances Regardless of whether an Accident Report Has Been Filed"

 

            (8-7)  (H.P. 106)  (L.D. 131) Bill "An Act To Secure the Safety of Electrical Power Transmission Lines"  (C. "A" H-121)

 

            (8-8)  (H.P. 122)  (L.D. 147) Bill "An Act Regarding Consent for Adoption"  (C. "A" H-124)

 

            (8-9)  (H.P. 144)  (L.D. 184) Bill "An Act To Enhance Transparency in Government by Implementing a Waiting Period for Legislators before They May Register as Lobbyists"  (C. "A" H-115)

 

            (8-10)  (H.P. 238)  (L.D. 333) Bill "An Act To Repeal the Provision of Law That Requires the Trade Name or Brand of Malt Liquor To Be Displayed in Full Sight of a Customer on a Faucet, Spigot or Dispensing Apparatus"  (C. "A" H-120)

 

            (8-11)  (H.P. 271)  (L.D. 396) Bill "An Act To Appropriate Sufficient Funds for Indigent Legal Services"  (C. "A" H-123)

 

            (8-12)  (H.P. 294)  (L.D. 422) Bill "An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force on Franco-Americans"  (C. "A" H-116)

 

            (8-13)  (H.P. 379)  (L.D. 560) Bill "An Act To Establish Maine Seniors Day"  (C. "A" H-132)

 

            (8-14)  (H.P. 404)  (L.D. 585) Bill "An Act To Require the Development of a Statewide Approach to Seaweed Management"  (C. "A" H-126)

 

            (8-15)  (H.P. 408)  (L.D. 589) Bill "An Act To Strengthen the Law Regarding Texting and Driving"  (C. "A" H-112)

 

            (8-16)  (H.P. 424)  (L.D. 605) Bill "An Act To Allow a Minor in the Police Explorer Program To Assist with Traffic Control at Civic Events"  (C. "A" H-130)

 

            (8-17)  (H.P. 520)  (L.D. 769) Bill "An Act To Create Fairness in Political Party Enrollment Deadlines"  (C. "A" H-118)

 

            (8-18)  (H.P. 559)  (L.D. 808) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning Metal Dealers"  (C. "A" H-128)

 

            (8-19)  (H.P. 639)  (L.D. 915) Bill "An Act To Expand the Sales Tax Exemption for Certain Public Libraries To Include Sales by Those Libraries or Their Supporting Organizations"  (C. "A" H-119)

 

            (8-20)  (H.P. 656)  (L.D. 932) Bill "An Act To Promote Fishing by Youth"  (C. "A" H-117)

 

            (8-21)  (H.P. 845)  (L.D. 1201) Bill "An Act To Protect Employees from Abusive Work Environments"  (C. "A" H-129)

 

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BILLS IN THE SECOND READING

 

 

Senate as Amended

 

            (9-1)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Probation and Remove References to the Intensive Supervision Program of the Department of Corrections"

(S.P. 250)  (L.D. 701)
(C. "A" S-44)

 

 

            (9-2)  Bill "An Act To Ensure the Proportional Offset against Retirement Benefits of Workers' Compensation Awards"

(S.P. 327)  (L.D. 949)
(S. "A" S-46)

 

 

House as Amended

 

            (9-3)  Bill "An Act To Exempt the Sale of the United States Flag from the Sales Tax"

(H.P. 693)  (L.D. 979)
(C. "A" H-122)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.

 

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ENACTORS

 

 

Acts

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Allow a Court To Order a Person Who Violates a Municipal Ordinance To Perform Community Service Work

(H.P. 256)  (L.D. 381)
(C. "A" H-97)

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Include Raising Equines in the Definition of Agriculture for the Purpose of the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992

(S.P. 245)  (L.D. 696)
(C. "A" S-42)

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Improve Death Investigations

(S.P. 309)  (L.D. 884)

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Amend Provisions of the Law Pertaining to Motor Vehicles

(S.P. 320)  (L.D. 943)
(C. "A" S-40)

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Make Allocations from Maine Turnpike Authority Funds for the Maine Turnpike Authority for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2014

(S.P. 328)  (L.D. 983)
(C. "A" S-39)

 

 

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

 

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Resolves

 

            (10-6)  Resolve, To Establish a Working Group To Study Issues Relating to Broadband Infrastructure Deployment

(S.P. 301)  (L.D. 876)
(C. "A" S-41)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 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.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Monica Wood, of Portland

(HLS 199)

 

TABLED - May 1, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BRIGGS of Mexico.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (5) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-108) - Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE on Bill "An Act Regarding the Driving of Deer"

(H.P. 295)  (L.D. 423)

 

TABLED - May 7, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative SHAW of Standish.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE JUNE 19, 2013

 

NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Require Firearms Used in the Commission of Certain Acts To Be Civilly Forfeited to the State and Destroyed"

(H.P. 497)  (L.D. 724)

 

Ought to Pass  (11 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (2 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs on Bill "An Act To Increase Access to Higher Education"

(H.P. 676)  (L.D. 962)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (11 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-133)  (2 members)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Exempt Persons Who Have Served in the Armed Forces from the Requirement To Take a Hunter Safety Course To Obtain a Hunting License"

(H.P. 216)  (L.D. 307)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-136)  (12 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 

(4)  From the Committee on Transportation on Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation and the Maine Turnpike Authority To Assess the Effects of Funding and Policy Decisions on the Maine Turnpike and I-295 between Portland and Augusta

(H.P. 569)  (L.D. 818)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (12 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-134)  (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

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 154)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

May 7, 2013

 

The 126th Legislature of the State of Maine

State House

Augusta, Maine

 

Dear Honorable Members of the 126th Legislature:

 

Under the authority vested in me by Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, I am hereby vetoing LD 6, "An Act Regarding the Authority of a School Board To Elect a School Superintendent."

 

State government should not lightly put itself above the decisions of local voters when it comes to their municipal charters.  This bill would override the decisions of Maine voters who have intentionally added these requirements in their charters.  That is not something I can support and that is why I return this bill to you today.

 

My concerns are especially strong when it comes to Biddeford, where the voters had this issue directly before them and chose to keep these charter provisions.  I have received scores of letters from them encouraging this veto and I am acting today on their behalf.  Others have said that Augusta stands to benefit from this bill.  However, it is not an emergency and, by the time it would have taken effect, we would be a few short weeks from an election.  Augusta can put this issue squarely on the ballot and make the decision right for them.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 6 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying item An Act Regarding the Authority of a School Board To Elect a School Superintendent

(H.P. 10)  (L.D. 6)
(C. "A" H-31)

 

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State of Maine
House of Representatives
126th Legislature
First Regular Session
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Update the Maine Insurance Code To Maintain Conformance with Uniform National Standards"

(S.P. 574)  (L.D. 1519)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act Concerning Liquor Licensing Laws for Holders of 2 Licenses"

(S.P. 573)  (L.D. 1518)

 

            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

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Wednesday, May 8, 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. 194)  (L.D. 504) Bill "An Act To Amend the Election Laws and Other Related Laws"  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 112)  (L.D. 279) Bill "An Act To Sustain Maine's Aviation Industry by Extending the Exemption from Sales and Use Tax for Aircraft and Parts"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-55)

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 229)  (L.D. 639) Bill "An Act To Require Payment Quotes in Service Contracts for the Harvesting and Hauling of Wood"  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-50)

 

            (7-4)  (S.P. 230)  (L.D. 640) Bill "An Act Regarding Legal Representation in Certain Eviction Actions"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-56)

 

            (7-5)  (S.P. 266)  (L.D. 728) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Dealing with the Taxing of Extended Warranty Claims for Trucks"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-53)

 

            (7-6)  (S.P. 279)  (L.D. 741) Bill "An Act To Promote Fairness in the Sales Tax Exemption for Vehicles Used in Interstate Commerce"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-54)

 

            (7-7)  (S.P. 310)  (L.D. 885) Bill "An Act To Remove Obsolete Provisions of the Electric Industry Restructuring Laws"  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-52)

 

            (7-8)  (S.P. 326)  (L.D. 948) Bill "An Act To Promote the Installation of Masonry Stoves"  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-51)

 

            (7-9)  (H.P. 605)  (L.D. 854) Bill "An Act To Clarify When a Manufactured Home Becomes Residential Real Property"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-10)  (H.P. 400)  (L.D. 581) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Service of Process in Eviction Actions"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-140)


 

            (7-11)  (H.P. 467)  (L.D. 675) Bill "An Act To Amend the Charter of the Veazie Sewer District To Expand Its Boundaries" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-138)

 

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NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services on Bill "An Act Regarding the Regulation of Consumer Finance Companies"

(H.P. 421)  (L.D. 602)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-139)  (3 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Judiciary on Bill "An Act To Include a Representative of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs in the House of Representatives"

(H.P. 40)  (L.D. 45)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-141)  (12 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Judiciary on Bill "An Act Regarding Comparative Negligence"

(H.P. 308)  (L.D. 458)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (12 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-142)  (1 member)


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, May 8, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Ought to Pass Pursuant to Joint Order

 

            (6-1)  Report of the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services on Bill "An Act Regarding the Cost of Copies of Medical Records"

(S.P. 561)  (L.D. 1500)

 

            Reporting Ought to Pass pursuant to Joint Order, S.P. 525.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.

 

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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, May 8, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Increase Access to Higher Education"

(H.P. 676)  (L.D. 962)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland
                                    JOHNSON of Lincoln
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    DAUGHTRY of Brunswick
                                    HUBBELL of Bar Harbor
                                    JOHNSON of Greenville
                                    KORNFIELD of Bangor
                                    MAKER of Calais
                                    McCLELLAN of Raymond
                                    NELSON of Falmouth
                                    RANKIN of Hiram

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-133) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    MacDONALD of Boothbay
                                    POULIOT of Augusta

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

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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, May 8, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 6

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation and the Maine Turnpike Authority To Assess the Effects of Funding and Policy Decisions on the Maine Turnpike and I-295 between Portland and Augusta

(H.P. 569)  (L.D. 818)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MAZUREK of Knox
                                    COLLINS of York
                                    VALENTINO of York

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-134) on same Resolve.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    WERTS of Auburn

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