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
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 5
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 6
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 8
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 10
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


40th Legislative Day

Thursday, May 9, 2013

 

Welcome Back Day

 

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Honorable Reverend Stanley A. Moody, Columbia Street Baptist Church, Bangor.

 

            National Anthem by Honorable Leila J. Percy, Warren.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Michael Chipman, D.O., Scarborough.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 502)

 

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE CITY OF SANFORD AS MAINE'S NEWEST CITY

 

            WHEREAS, Sanford, Maine's newest city, is located within beautiful York County, Maine's southernmost county and gateway; and

 

            WHEREAS, the City of Sanford displays a visually breathtaking area of Maine, as it is bordered by ridges and is complemented by brooks and streams as they flow into the pristine Mousam River and then on to the Atlantic Ocean; and

 

            WHEREAS, in 1661, Major William Phillips, an owner of mills in Saco, purchased from the Abenaki Chief Fluellin a tract of land, the western portion of which would become Sanford; and

 

            WHEREAS, the first settlement in this area was established in 1739, and on February 27, 1768 it was incorporated as the Town of Sanford, named after Peleg Sanford, the son of Major Phillips; and

 

            WHEREAS, Sanford held its first town meeting as ordered by the General Court of Massachusetts; and

 

            WHEREAS, by a Special Act of the Maine Legislature in 1935, Sanford changed its form of governance to a representative town meeting; and

 

            WHEREAS, in 2010 a charter commission developed a new charter, and, on November 6, 2012, the people of Sanford voted to establish Sanford as a city with a Council-Mayor-City Manager form of governance, effective January 1, 2013; and

 

            WHEREAS, Sanford is a vibrant service center and economic hub with investments in exceptional infrastructure, economic development partnerships and quality of life and has now implemented a progressive and responsive form of governance reflective of its business-friendly accreditation, and the City of Sanford has been proclaimed "Open for Business"; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to recognize the transition of the Town of Sanford to the City of Sanford on January 1, 2013, the first city created under Maine's home rule provisions enacted in 1970; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That We acknowledge the commitment of all Sanford residents, past and present, to improve their legislative and administrative system in response to the needs and will of the people and businesses of Sanford, an economically vibrant and inviting community; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the 2010 Sanford Charter Commission and the Sanford City Councilors for display and preservation for the residents of Sanford, the newest city in Maine.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

 

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            (1-2)  Resolve, To Direct the Department of Economic and Community Development To Adopt Certain Eligibility Requirements Regarding Community Development Block Grants

(S.P. 560)  (L.D. 1499)

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Reimburse Philip Wolley for Litigation Expenses Incurred in Connection with His Termination and Reinstatement as a State Employee"

(H.P. 451)  (L.D. 659)

 

            Majority (10) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS READ and ACCEPTED in the House on May 2, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Bill and accompanying papers COMMITTED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 315)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

May 7, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

In accordance with 3 M.R.S.A. §158 and Joint Rule 506 of the 126th Maine Legislature, please be advised that the Senate today confirmed the following nominations:

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, the nomination of Mark A. Vannoy of Waldoboro for reappointment to the Public Utilities Commission.

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, the nomination of Timothy R. Schneider of Portland for appointment as the Public Advocate.

 

Regards,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To Create a Pilot Program To Support the State's Small Food Processors

(H.P. 1092)  (L.D. 1521)

 

Sponsored by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

 

            (3-2)  Resolve, Authorizing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Division of Parks and Public Lands To Convey Certain Lands and Enter into Certain Leases with the Federal Government

(H.P. 1100)  (L.D. 1527)

 

Sponsored by Representative DILL of Old Town.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, CRAY of Palmyra, MAREAN of Hollis, TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

 

            Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Protect Children from Exposure on the Internet without Parental Consent"

(H.P. 1093)  (L.D. 1522)

 

Sponsored by Representative NADEAU of Winslow.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BOLAND of Sanford, CHENETTE of Saco, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, KAENRATH of South Portland, RYKERSON of Kittery, WERTS of Auburn.

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

 

            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Address the Burden Placed on Students as a Result of Requirements To Take Remedial Courses"

(H.P. 1095)  (L.D. 1524)

 

Sponsored by Representative COTTA of China.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Include Debt Service for Local School Construction Projects in the Required Local Share of Education Funding"

(H.P. 1099)  (L.D. 1526)

 

Sponsored by Representative LIBBY of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: CAREY of Lewiston, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, MAKER of Calais, POULIOT of Augusta, ROTUNDO of Lewiston.

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

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-6)  Resolve, To Provide for Livable, Affordable Neighborhoods

(H.P. 1101)  (L.D. 1528)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator BOYLE of Cumberland and Representatives: CRAY of Palmyra, HARLOW of Portland, REED of Carmel, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, Senator: SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Streamline Billing for Mental Health Services"

(H.P. 1098)  (L.D. 1525)

 

Sponsored by Speaker EVES of North Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec.

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

 

            Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen the Laws Governing Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse or Neglect"

(H.P. 1094)  (L.D. 1523)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative LIBBY of Waterboro, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 1096) (Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO ENCOURAGE AWARENESS
OF LYNCH SYNDROME

 

            WHEREAS, over 600,000 persons in the United States have Lynch syndrome, an inherited condition that increases the risk of colon cancer and other cancers, but fewer than 5% of those persons are currently diagnosed; and

 

            WHEREAS, Lynch syndrome is a hereditary predisposition presenting a high lifetime risk of contracting a variety of cancers, including up to an 85% lifetime risk of colon cancer and a 65% lifetime risk of endometrial cancer; and

 

            WHEREAS, Lynch syndrome presents higher-than-average risks of contracting ovarian cancer, gastric tract cancers, hepatobiliary cancers, renal pelvic cancers, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, brain cancer and other cancers, often at an early age; and

 

            WHEREAS, knowing one's family medical history of cancers may prompt genetic testing; and

 

            WHEREAS, a positive genetic test will qualify most people for annual cancer screening and cancers may be detected early and treated or removed, often before becoming life-threatening; and

 

            WHEREAS, the numbers of cancer deaths may be reduced as a result of public awareness of Lynch syndrome; and

 

            WHEREAS, thousands of lives in Maine may be saved as the result of timely diagnoses of Lynch syndrome; 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 encourage everyone to be aware of Lynch syndrome and to take any necessary steps possible for the prevention of cancer and early detection of treatable cancer.

 

 

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            (4-2)  On motion of Representative COTTA of China, the following Joint Order:  (H.P. 1097)

 

            ORDERED, the Senate concurring, that the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government shall report out, to the House, a bill regarding term limits for Legislators.

 

 

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            (4-3)  On motion of Representative RANKIN of Hiram, the following House Order:  (H.O. 21)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative H. David Cotta of China be excused May 7 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Peter Doak of Columbia Falls be excused May 2 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Mary Pennell Nelson of Falmouth be excused May 1 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Madonna M. Soctomah of the Passamaquoddy Tribe be excused May 2 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Alexander Reginald Willette of Mapleton be excused May 2 for health reasons.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Richard Blanco, of Bethel, who was chosen by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to be the 2013 Inaugural Poet.  Mr. Blanco is the 5th poet, and the youngest, to be invited to read at a presidential inauguration.  Mr. Blanco was born in Cuba, his family moved to Spain and then immigrated to the United States.  A civil engineer as well as a writer and teacher, he has a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and has been awarded several prizes in poetry, including the 2006 PEN Open Book Award and the 1988 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize.  He taught at Georgetown University, American University and Central Connecticut State University.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Blanco on his being named the Inaugural Poet for the second inauguration of President Barack H. Obama;

 

(SLS 249)

 

 

            (5-2)  the Honorable Nancy Randall Clark, of Freeport, on the celebration of her 75th birthday.  A highly regarded member of the greater Freeport community and leader in Maine politics, Nancy is known for her zest for life and deep commitment to service.  She was the first woman to ever be elected Senate Majority Leader in Maine.  Nancy was elected to the Legislature in 1973 and served 3 terms in the House of Representatives.  She was elected to the Senate in 1979, where she served 7 terms, one term as Assistant Senate Majority Leader and 3 terms as Senate Majority Leader.  Nancy was a teacher for 40 years.  She  taught business education in Scarborough and then had a long career teaching in the Freeport school system.  She was an involved member of the Maine Teachers Association, where she served as president and was a candidate for national leadership.  Nancy has been a member with the Order of the Eastern Star for 39 years and is currently an Associate Matron.  She served as Worthy Matron and Grand Electa.  She has been a grange member for more than 4 decades and serves on the Executive Committee of the Maine State Grange, playing a vital role on the Legislative Committee.  She is the current Master of Harraseeket Grange #9.  Nancy served twice as president of the Cumberland County Retired Educators Association and remains a member.  She has been a member of the board of the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals for 37 years and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution for 39 years.  She has been a member of the South Freeport Congregational Church for almost 60 years and a member of the Freeport Woman's Club for 11 years, serving as its president twice and vice president twice.  Nancy is a member of the Freeport Elders Association and is an active member of the Board of Directors of Freeport Community Services.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Nancy on this very special occasion;

 

(SLS 315)

 

 

            (5-3)  June W. Leighton, of Mount Vernon, who was named the 2013 Mount Vernon Citizen of the Year for her dedication to the town.  Ms. Leighton is a founding member of Mount Vernon Rescue and has provided basic and intermediate EMT services for more than 33 years.  She has also held the Mount Vernon Rescue office of Secretary-Treasurer for 33 years.  We send Ms. Leighton our appreciation for her many years of dedicated service to her community and congratulate her on her receiving this distinguished award;

 

(SLS 316)

 

 

            (5-4)  Amy Miller, of South Berwick, who is the recipient of a 2013 Real Heroes Award for International Service from the American Red Cross of Maine, Southern Maine Chapter, for her assistance to the Eben Ezer School in Milot, Haiti.  After a visit to Haiti in 2007 with her family and witnessing the poverty there, Ms. Miller began writing articles, building area partnerships to collect clothing and medical supplies, raising funds and creating student sponsorships in support of the Eben Ezer School in Milot, Haiti.  After the disastrous Haitian earthquake in 2010, she arranged for a container of supplies, including a diesel generator, to be shipped to the school.  She raised $8,500 for supplies used to teach trades, such as woodworking, welding and sewing.  Today the Eben Ezer School, which began as a two-room cinderblock school, is a two-story, well equipped resource for the entire town.  We congratulate Ms. Miller on her receiving this well-deserved honor;

 

(SLS 317)

 

 

            (5-5)  Vera Francis, of  Sipayik, the Passamaquoddy Reservation at Pleasant Point, who is the recipient of the People's Choice Award from the Natural Resources Council of Maine, for her work protecting Passamaquoddy Bay.  The award is given to those whose actions have made a real difference at the local, regional or state level in the protection of Maine's environment.  As a lifelong resident of Sipayik and a member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, Ms. Francis has an intimate knowledge of and attachment to her area, whose land and water hold tremendous cultural and spiritual significance to her, her people and the region.  Her actions in protecting Passamaquoddy Bay resulted in a landmark court ruling giving rights and standing to tribal members as individuals.  This ruling may be seen as setting an international precedent and gives voice to those whose concerns may otherwise be silenced.  We congratulate her on her exemplary civic actions and send her our best wishes;

 

(HLS 122)

Presented by Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

Cosponsored by Representative MAKER of Calais, Senator BURNS of Washington.

 

 

            (5-6)  the following students of Thornton Academy, who are winners in the Maine History Day competition:  Senior Division - Individual Documentary, First Place, Emilee Wermenchuk for "MTV:  A Change in the Music Paradigm"; Senior Division - Group Documentary, Second Place, Inkar Artygalina and Masha Kurguzkina for "The Cotton Gin"; Senior Division - Group Exhibit, Second Place, Lindsay Hall and Tori Daigle for "The Trial of Susan B. Anthony"; Senior Division - Individual Exhibit, First Place, Chris Harris for "The First Professional Baseball Game"; Senior Division - Individual Exhibit, Second Place, Evan Lavertu for "The Boston Massacre"; Senior Division - Historical Paper, Second Place, Josh Moulton for "The Dividing Process:  The Martyr and the Sociopath:  John Brown's Holy Insurrection"; and Senior Division - Group Website, First Place, Justin Alcorn, John Maguire, Derek Boissonnault and Chris Parenteau for "History of the Cotton Gin."  National History Day makes history come alive for America's youth by engaging them in the discovery of the historic, cultural and social experiences of the past. Through hands-on experiences and presentations, today's youth are better able to inform the present and shape the future.  National History Day inspires children through exciting competitions and transforms teaching through project-based curricula and instruction.  We extend our congratulations to the students on their achievements;

 

(HLS 238)

Presented by Representative CHENETTE of Saco.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York, Representative HOBBINS of Saco.

 

 

            (5-7)  Roy Donnelly, of Hampden, a senior at Hampden 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 Roy on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 239)

Presented by Representative DUPREY of Hampden.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-8)  Millinocket Regional Hospital, which was rated as the best hospital in Maine from a patient's perspective and the fourth best hospital in New England, in an independent survey conducted by the Massachusetts digital media outlet GoLocalWorcester.com.  We extend our congratulations to Millinocket Regional Hospital;

 

(HLS 240)

Presented by Representative STANLEY of Medway.

Cosponsored by Senator THOMAS of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-9)  the members of the Old Town High School Symphonic Band and the Old Town High School Concert Band, who won Gold Awards at the Maine Band Directors' Association Concert Band Festival.  The Symphonic Band received scores of 95, 96 and 97 out of 100 and the Concert Band received 91, 94 and 95 out of 100, which were some of the highest scores of the 2-day festival.  More than 40 groups participated at the festival.  We extend our congratulations to the members on their achievements;

 

(HLS 241)

Presented by Representative DILL of Old Town.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-10)  Gwenyth Fraser, of Litchfield, a senior at Oak Hill 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 Gwenyth on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 242)

Presented by Representative NEWENDYKE of Litchfield.

Cosponsored by Senator FLOOD of Kennebec, Representative WOOD of Sabattus.

 

 

            (5-11)  Virginia R. Joles, of Mapleton, who is retiring from the Maine Public Service Company after 46 years of unwavering dedication to the people of Northern Maine.  She is well known for her work for economic growth and prosperity, her generosity with her time for and her commitment to numerous charitable organizations and her honesty and integrity.  Her personal and professional contributions to The County and its communities and economy are an inspiration.  We extend our congratulations to Ms. Joles on her retirement and send her our best wishes;

 

(HLS 243)

Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-12)  Brenda Commander, duly elected Chief of the federally recognized Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians for an unprecedented 5th term of office.  Chief Commander has served as Chief for 4 terms and almost 16 years.  During her service, Chief Commander has dramatically improved the living conditions and future of her tribe and its members. Through the years, she has helped advance the financial, cultural and health security of both the tribe and the community at large.  By attracting federal, state and local funds for important improvement projects, Chief Commander has inspired many Maliseets and others to rise to the challenge of making a prosperous future for the generations to come.  With a new health center, tribal administration building, gymnasium and multiuse sports field, and with infrastructure upgrades, the tribe is poised for sound future growth.  Beyond Houlton, Chief Commander has served as a strong voice for the Maliseets and other Wabanaki people.  She has testified and worked with the Legislators of both parties, setting an outstanding example for other tribal leaders.  Chief Commander has inspired young people of all ages to follow in her footsteps, to seek out opportunities and to assert their ideas and leadership.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to this dedicated leader of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians on her service to her tribe, to the community and to the State of Maine;

 

(HLS 245)

Presented by Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook, Representative FITZPATRICK of Houlton.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-13)  the Honorable Ronald C. Bailey, of Randolph, former Member of the House of Representatives.  Mr. Bailey was born in Presque Isle and graduated from Winthrop High School in 1950.  He served in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1955.  Following his military service, Mr. Bailey attended the University of Maine in Orono, graduating in 1961.  He began his career teaching history at Farmington High School and held a variety of teaching, coaching and leadership positions in Maine School Administrative District #9, retiring as Assistant Superintendent of Schools in 1984.  He earned his master's degree from the University of Maine at Farmington and he served as an adjunct professor at the University of Maine in Orono and at the Gorham campuses.  After he retired from education, Mr. Bailey worked as a sales representative for Walsh Body and Trailer Corporation and later for Michaud Bus Sales and O'Connor Bus Sales, representing Blue Bird bus company.  He was elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 1986, representing Farmington and New Sharon and serving 4 terms.  He also served on the Maine Highway Safety Committee for over 20 years.   Mr. Bailey was a member of the Farmington Rotary Club and a founding member of the Farmington Kiwanis Club, belonged to the Provost unit of the Kora Temple and was a member of American Legion Post 2.  He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family, his many friends and the community that he so ably served;

 

(HLS 244)

Presented by Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Representative GRANT of Gardiner, Senator FLOOD of Kennebec.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass on Bill "An Act To Encourage the Use of Biofuels in the State"

(S.P. 415)  (L.D. 1178)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BOYLE of Cumberland
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin

            Representatives:
                                    WELSH of Rockport
                                    AYOTTE of Caswell
                                    CAMPBELL of Orrington
                                    CHIPMAN of Portland
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    McGOWAN of York
                                    REED of Carmel

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    LONG of Sherman

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

 

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            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-48) on Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Fund or Seek Funding To Complete a Design and Engineering Assessment for the Extension of Passenger Rail Service from Portland North on the State-owned St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railway Corridor

(S.P. 344)  (L.D. 999)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MAZUREK of Knox
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    THERIAULT of Madawaska
                                    GILLWAY of Searsport
                                    McLEAN of Gorham
                                    NUTTING of Oakland
                                    PARRY of Arundel
                                    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 Resolve.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    VALENTINO of York

            Representative:
                                    TURNER of Burlington

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Resolve PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-48).

 

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act Regarding the Regulation of Consumer Finance Companies"

(H.P. 421)  (L.D. 602)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot
                                    WOODBURY of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    TREAT of Hallowell
                                    BEAUDOIN of Biddeford
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    DOAK of Columbia Falls
                                    FITZPATRICK of Houlton
                                    MORRISON of South Portland
                                    PRINGLE of Windham
                                    WALLACE of Dexter

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-139) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset

            Representatives:
                                    BECK of Waterville
                                    McCLELLAN of Raymond

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass 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)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    GERZOFSKY of Cumberland
                                    DUTREMBLE of York

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    PLUMMER of Cumberland

            Representative:
                                    LONG of Sherman

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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-136) 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)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DUTREMBLE of York
                                    BURNS of Washington
                                    HASKELL of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    SHORT of Pittsfield

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act Regarding Comparative Negligence"

(H.P. 308)  (L.D. 458)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VALENTINO of York
                                    BURNS of Washington
                                    TUTTLE of York

            Representatives:
                                    PRIEST of Brunswick
                                    BEAULIEU of Auburn
                                    CROCKETT of Bethel
                                    DeCHANT of Bath
                                    GUERIN of Glenburn
                                    MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth
                                    MORIARTY of Cumberland
                                    PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford
                                    VILLA of Harrison

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-142) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    MOONEN of Portland

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

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            (6-7)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-141) 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)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BURNS of Washington
                                    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 Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    VALENTINO of York

            Representative MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation - of the House - supports the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-141) Report.

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, MAY 9, 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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-131) - Minority (5) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT on Bill "An Act To Provide Flexibility in the State Prevailing Wage and Benefit Rates"

(H.P. 762)  (L.D. 1069)

 

TABLED - May 8, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

PENDING - Motion of same Representative to ACCEPT the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (10) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-127) - Minority (3) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Concerning Early Voting and Voting by Absentee Ballot

(H.P. 131)  (L.D. 156)

 

TABLED - May 8, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

PENDING - Motion of same Representative to ACCEPT the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         An Act Regarding the Authority of a School Board To Elect a School Superintendent

(H.P. 10)  (L.D. 6)
(C. "A" H-31)

 

TABLED - May 8, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

PENDING - RECONSIDERATION (Returned by the Governor without his approval).

 

 

 

 

 

9.         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)

 

- In Senate, Majority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED.

TABLED - May 8, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - Motion of Representative FREDETTE of Newport to RECONSIDER whereby the Majority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report was ACCEPTED. (Roll Call Requested)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 That Carbon Monoxide Detectors Be Installed inside Educational Facilities"

(H.P. 412)  (L.D. 593)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (9 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-145)  (4 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on Resolve, Directing the Department of Environmental Protection To Develop Quantitative Odor Management Standards

(H.P. 116)  (L.D. 141)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-144)  (11 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (2 members)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on Bill "An Act Clarifying the Department of Environmental Protection's Authority Relating to Compensation for Development Activity under the Natural Resources Protection Act"

(H.P. 544)  (L.D. 793)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (9 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-143)  (4 members)

 

(4)  From the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Bill "An Act To Create a License for Metal Dealers"

(H.P. 560)  (L.D. 809)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-147)  (12 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 

(5)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Streamline the Publication of Municipal Reports"

(H.P. 43)  (L.D. 48)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (9 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-146)  (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

Thursday, May 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 575)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the Senate adjourn they do so until Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 10:00 in the morning and House adjourn until 9:00 in the morning.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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

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

Thursday, May 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Expand School Choice for Maine Students"

(S.P. 576)  (L.D. 1529)

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Process for the Implementation of Universal Voluntary Prekindergarten Education"

(S.P. 577)  (L.D. 1530)

 

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

 

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

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

Thursday, May 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Require That Carbon Monoxide Detectors Be Installed inside Educational Facilities"

(H.P. 412)  (L.D. 593)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DUTREMBLE of York
                                    PLUMMER of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-145) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    GERZOFSKY of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    KAENRATH of South Portland
                                    LAJOIE of Lewiston
                                    WILSON of Augusta

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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

Thursday, May 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 6

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-144) on Resolve, Directing the Department of Environmental Protection To Develop Quantitative Odor Management Standards

(H.P. 116)  (L.D. 141)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BOYLE of Cumberland
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    WELSH of Rockport
                                    AYOTTE of Caswell
                                    CAMPBELL of Orrington
                                    CHIPMAN of Portland
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    McGOWAN of York
                                    REED of Carmel

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin

            Representative:
                                    LONG of Sherman

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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

Thursday, May 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 8

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Streamline the Publication of Municipal Reports"

(H.P. 43)  (L.D. 48)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    GRAHAM of North Yarmouth
                                    BOLAND of Sanford
                                    COTTA of China
                                    HAYES of Buckfield
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    NADEAU of Fort Kent
                                    PEASE of Morrill

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-146) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    CHENETTE of Saco

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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

Thursday, May 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 10

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-147) on Bill "An Act To Create a License for Metal Dealers"

(H.P. 560)  (L.D. 809)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    PATRICK of Oxford
                                    CLEVELAND of Androscoggin
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    DUPREY of Hampden

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