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
Committee of Conference
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
Resolves
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 10
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


41st Legislative Day

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Father Jacques LaPointe, Notre Dame du mont Carmel Parish, Madawaska.

 

            Colors presented by Franco-American Veterans, Post 31, Lewiston.

 

            National Anthem by Melanie Saucier, Fort Kent.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Elena Nawfel, M.D., Waterville.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, May 9, 2013.

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SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Allow Motor Fuel Containing Five Percent Ethanol To Be Sold in the State"

(H.P. 87)  (L.D. 105)

 

            Minority (4) OUGHT TO PASS Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED in the House on May 8, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority (9) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 159)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

May 13, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Pursuant to my authority under House Rule 201.1 (H), I have appointed Representative Paul E. Gilbert of Jay to serve as Speaker Pro Tem to convene the House on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 156)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

May 8, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Pursuant to my authority under Title 22, Chapter 1058, §3883 of the Maine Revised Statutes, I have appointed Representative Drew M. Gattine of Westbrook to the board of Maine Children's Trust Incorporated.

 

If you have any questions regarding this appointment, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 157)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

May 14, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety has approved the request by the sponsor, Representative Dion of Portland, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 152         An Act To Authorize the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To Nominate Certain Rangers in the Division of Forestry To Become Conservation Law Enforcement Officers

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 158)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

May 14, 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. 139         An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Sale of Firearms Carried by Maine State Police

L.D. 238         An Act To Designate the Jail in Franklin County as a Jail Rather than a Holding Facility

L.D. 708         An Act To Reduce Emergency Rescue Costs

 

Education and Cultural Affairs

L.D. 56           An Act To Ensure Equity in School Costs Borne by Municipalities within Consolidated School Units

L.D. 195         An Act To Fund Education by Providing Equal State Funding for Each Student

L.D. 868         An Act To Expand Funding for Early Childhood Education

L.D. 1003       Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study Accessibility and Affordability of Higher Education  (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 1241       An Act To Protect School Athletes from Head Injuries

L.D. 1261       An Act To Improve Access for Maine Students to Postsecondary Education

L.D. 1301       An Act To Create the Maine Education Investment Board

L.D. 1321       An Act To Promote Healthy School Lighting

L.D. 1332       An Act To Increase the College Graduation Rate in Maine

 

Energy, Utilities and Technology

L.D. 797         An Act To Strengthen Basic Telephone Service

L.D. 1115       Resolve, Directing the Public Utilities Commission To Convene a Stakeholder Group To Study Reimbursement for Installation of Utility Poles

L.D. 1336       An Act To Dissolve the Lisbon Water Department

L.D. 1456       An Act To Promote Local or Community-based Generation Projects

 

Environment and Natural Resources

L.D. 124         An Act To Amend the Bottle Redemption Laws

L.D. 432         An Act To Amend the Gifting of Land Exemption under the Subdivision Laws

L.D. 1028       Resolve, Authorizing a Visual Impact Assessment of Roxbury Pond and Webb Lake

 

Health and Human Services

L.D. 755         An Act To Require Estimates of Patient Costs Prior to Treatment

L.D. 846         An Act To Improve and Modernize the Authority of Local Health Officers

L.D. 1029       Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Amend Its Rules Pertaining to a Request for Mental Health Records

L.D. 1294       An Act To Increase the Penalty for Smoking in a Motor Vehicle When a Child Is Present

L.D. 1407       An Act To Increase Access to Postsecondary Education for Maine's Children  (EMERGENCY)

 

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

L.D. 268         An Act To Improve Snowmobiling in the State

L.D. 1398       An Act To Facilitate a Pilot Program for Sunday Hunting for Residents Only

 

Judiciary

L.D. 688         An Act Concerning Adverse Possession

L.D. 974         An Act To Prevent Fraudulent Trademark Registration

L.D. 1034       An Act To Increase Child Support Collections by Requiring the Interception of Certain Gambling Winnings

L.D. 1136       An Act To Provide State Recognition for the Kineo Band of Maliseet Indians

L.D. 1253       An Act To Allow Tribal Members a Choice of Venue

 

Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

L.D. 992         An Act To Create a State-sponsored 401(k) Retirement Plan for Participation by Private Employers

L.D. 1196       An Act To Amend the Postgraduate Education Requirements for Physicians Who Have Completed an Accredited Residency Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

L.D. 1199       An Act Regarding Mobile Home Ownership

L.D. 1380       Resolve, To Establish a Consistent Workers' Compensation Classification for Pharmacies

L.D. 1381       An Act To Promote Rural Job Creation and Workforce Development

 

Marine Resources

L.D. 731         An Act To Increase the Number of Elver Harvesting Licenses and Preserve the Fishery through Conservation

L.D. 899         An Act Providing for a Noncommercial, Nondomiciled Resident Lobster and Crab Fishing License

L.D. 1171       Resolve, To Allow Certain Holders of Lobster and Crab Fishing Licenses To Harvest River Herring for Personal Use as Bait

L.D. 1224       An Act Regarding Advertising of Maine Shellfish

 

Taxation

L.D. 624         An Act To Encourage Local Business Involvement in Local Schools

L.D. 1110       An Act To Simplify the Tax Code

 

Transportation

L.D. 362         An Act To Prohibit Use of Public Funds for a Private Transportation Study

L.D. 870         Resolve, Regarding a Study by the Department of Transportation of the Most Efficient Options for Improving East-west Transit and Transportation

L.D. 1209       An Act To Prohibit the Use of Public Resources for a Privately Owned East-west Highway

L.D. 1269       An Act To Require an Independent Analysis of the Impact of and a Review Process for an East-west Highway prior to Development

L.D. 1304       Resolve, Establishing the East-west Highway Study Commission To Oversee Further Study or Planning for an East-west Highway

 

Veterans and Legal Affairs

L.D. 1088       An Act To Provide Another Funding Source To Better Maintain Veterans' Cemeteries

L.D. 1104       An Act Relating to Sales of Lottery Tickets by Convenience Stores

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of House

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Promote the Delivery of Natural Gas to Central Maine"

(H.P. 1105)  (L.D. 1537)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

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

 

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

 

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            (3-2)  Resolve, To Establish a Task Force on Poverty and Personal Responsibility

(H.P. 1106)  (L.D. 1538)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

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

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Provide Maine's Businesses Tax Relief for Destroyed or Stolen Products"

(H.P. 1102)  (L.D. 1535)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Revisor of Statutes

 

 

            (3-4)  Representative PRIEST for the Revisor of Statutes pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 94 asks leave to report that the accompanying Bill "An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine"

(H.P. 1103)  (L.D. 1536)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 1104) (Cosponsored by Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, BEAULIEU of Auburn, BEAVERS of South Berwick, BECK of Waterville, BENNETT of Kennebunk, BERRY of Bowdoinham, BLACK of Wilton, BOLAND of Sanford, BOLDUC of Auburn, BRIGGS of Mexico, BROOKS of Winterport, CAMPBELL of Newfield, CAMPBELL of Orrington, CAREY of Lewiston, CASAVANT of Biddeford, CASSIDY of Lubec, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, CHASE of Wells, CHENETTE of Saco, CHIPMAN of Portland, CLARK of Easton, COOPER of Yarmouth, COTTA of China, CRAFTS of Lisbon, CRAY of Palmyra, CROCKETT of Bethel, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DAVIS of Sangerville, DeCHANT of Bath, DEVIN of Newcastle, DICKERSON of Rockland, DILL of Old Town, DION of Portland, DOAK of Columbia Falls, DORNEY of Norridgewock, DUNPHY of Embden, DUPREY of Hampden, ESPLING of New Gloucester, EVANGELOS of Friendship, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, FARNSWORTH of Portland, FITZPATRICK of Houlton, FOWLE of Vassalboro, FREDETTE of Newport, FREY of Bangor, GATTINE of Westbrook, GIDEON of Freeport, GIFFORD of Lincoln, GILBERT of Jay, GILLWAY of Searsport, GOODE of Bangor, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, GRANT of Gardiner, GUERIN of Glenburn, HAMANN of South Portland, HARLOW of Portland, HARVELL of Farmington, HAYES of Buckfield, HERBIG of Belfast, HICKMAN of Winthrop, HOBBINS of Saco, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, JACKSON of Oxford, JOHNSON of Eddington, JOHNSON of Greenville, JONES of Freedom, JORGENSEN of Portland, KAENRATH of South Portland, KENT of Woolwich, KESCHL of Belgrade, KINNEY of Limington, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, KORNFIELD of Bangor, KRUGER of Thomaston, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, KUSIAK of Fairfield, LAJOIE of Lewiston, LIBBY of Waterboro, LIBBY of Lewiston, LOCKMAN of Amherst, LONG of Sherman, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach, MacDONALD of Boothbay, MAKER of Calais, MALABY of Hancock, MAREAN of Hollis, MARKS of Pittston, MASON of Topsham, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McCABE of Skowhegan, McCLELLAN of Raymond, McELWEE of Caribou, McGOWAN of York, McLEAN of Gorham, MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, MOONEN of Portland, MORIARTY of Cumberland, MORRISON of South Portland, NADEAU of Fort Kent, NADEAU of Winslow, NELSON of Falmouth, NEWENDYKE of Litchfield, NOON of Sanford, NUTTING of Oakland, PARRY of Arundel, PEASE of Morrill, PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford, PEOPLES of Westbrook, PETERSON of Rumford, PLANTE of Berwick, POULIOT of Augusta, POWERS of Naples, PRIEST of Brunswick, PRINGLE of Windham, RANKIN of Hiram, REED of Carmel, ROCHELO of Biddeford, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, RUSSELL of Portland, RYKERSON of Kittery, SANBORN of Gorham, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SAXTON of Harpswell, SCHNECK of Bangor, SHAW of Standish, SHORT of Pittsfield, SIROCKI of Scarborough, SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, STANLEY of Medway, STUCKEY of Portland, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, TREAT of Hallowell, TURNER of Burlington, TYLER of Windham, VEROW of Brewer, VILLA of Harrison, VOLK of Scarborough, WALLACE of Dexter, WEAVER of York, WELSH of Rockport, WERTS of Auburn, WILLETTE of Mapleton, WILSON of Augusta, WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro, WINSOR of Norway, WOOD of Sabattus, Senators: President ALFOND of Cumberland, BOYLE of Cumberland, BURNS of Washington, CAIN of Penobscot, CLEVELAND of Androscoggin, COLLINS of York, CRAVEN of Androscoggin, CUSHING of Penobscot, DUTREMBLE of York, FLOOD of Kennebec, GERZOFSKY of Cumberland, GOODALL of Sagadahoc, GRATWICK of Penobscot, HAMPER of Oxford, HASKELL of Cumberland, HILL of York, JACKSON of Aroostook, JOHNSON of Lincoln, KATZ of Kennebec, LACHOWICZ of Kennebec, LANGLEY of Hancock, MASON of Androscoggin, MAZUREK of Knox, MILLETT of Cumberland, PATRICK of Oxford, PLUMMER of Cumberland, SAVIELLO of Franklin, SHERMAN of Aroostook, THIBODEAU of Waldo, THOMAS of Somerset, TUTTLE of York, VALENTINO of York, WHITTEMORE of Somerset, WOODBURY of Cumberland, YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot)

 

RÉSOLUTION CONJOINTE HONORANT LES FRANCO-AMÉRICAINS

 

            Considérant que, l'état du Maine est nommé après la province du Maine en France et que les villages de Paris et Calais portent les noms de la capitale de France et du port français de Calais, respectivement; et

 

            Considérant que, plus d'un tiers de la population du Maine est de descendance française et canadienne, et les franco-américains du Maine ont contribué beaucoup à la beauté et la qualité de cet état; et

 

            Considérant que, le français est la première langue de milliers de citoyens du Maine, et il y a eu une augmentation de l'utilisation de la langue française et une appréciation croissante de l'héritage franco-américain à travers l'état; et

 

            Considérant que, des clubs et des associations pour promouvoir la culture et la langue française sont nés à travers l'état, y inclus le caucus francophone à la capitale; et

 

            Considérant que, les gens qui parlent couramment le français et l'anglais sont une ressource économique et culturelle pour l'état du Maine; et

 

            Considérant que, le tourisme culturel sera accru par les véritables centres franco-américains à travers l'état et la grande présence de franco-américains dans le Maine peut renforcir davantage nos relations avec le Canada, la France, et les autres pays francophones; et

 

            Considérant que, le premier Jour Franco-Américain a été célébré mercredi, 6 mars, 2002, à la Capitale de l'État; maintenant, alors, qu'il soit

 

            Résolu, que nous, les membres de la Cent-Vingt-sixième Législature, assemblés dans la première session régulière, au nom des gens que nous représentons, proclamons que mardi, 14 mai, 2013 est le Jour Franco-Américain, soit célébré à la Capitale de l'État; et qu'il soit aussi

 

            Résolu, que le Jour Franco-Américain soit célébré pour commémorer la riche histoire du peuple français dans l'état du Maine et aux États-Unis d'Amérique.

 

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JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING FRANCO-AMERICAN DAY

 

            WHEREAS, the State of Maine is named after the Province of Maine in France and the towns of Paris and Calais owe their names to the capital city of France and the French port city of Calais, respectively; and

 

            WHEREAS, more than 1/3 of the population of Maine is of French and Canadian descent, and Franco-Americans in Maine have contributed much to the beauty and quality of this State; and

 

            WHEREAS, French is the primary language of thousands of Mainers and there has been a resurgence in the use of the French language and a heightened appreciation of the Franco-American heritage throughout the State; and

 

            WHEREAS, clubs and organizations to promote French culture and language have sprung up throughout the State, including the Francophone Caucus at the State Capitol; and

 

            WHEREAS, fluent French-English bilingual people are a cultural and economic resource to the State; and

 

            WHEREAS, cultural tourism can be greatly enhanced by the genuine Franco-American centers throughout the State and the large Franco-American presence in Maine can further strengthen our relationships with Canada, France and the rest of the francophone world; and

 

            WHEREAS, the first Franco-American Day was celebrated on Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at the State Capitol; 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, proclaim that Tuesday, May 14, 2013 is Franco-American Day, to be celebrated at the State Capitol; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That Franco-American Day be celebrated to commemorate the rich history of the French people in the State of Maine and the United States of America.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  the Medomak Middle School Science Olympiad Team, of Waldoboro, on winning the 2013 Maine Division B Science Olympiad tournament.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the team on this achievement;

 

(SLS 318)

 

 

            (5-2)  Ann Lee Hussey, of South Berwick, who is one of 12 Rotary International members honored at the White House as a Champion of Change.  Ms. Hussey, a Rotarian and polio survivor, spent the last 12 years leading teams of volunteers to developing countries to immunize children against polio.  The Champions of Change program was created to allow the White House to feature groups of Americans who are doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.  We extend our congratulations to Ms. Hussey on her remarkable achievements and send her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 319)

 

 

            (5-3)  Dr. Richard W. Cost, currently of Middleborough, Massachusetts, former president of the University of Maine at Fort Kent, who has been named President Emeritus for his noteworthy accomplishments as president.  Dr. Cost served as president of the University of Maine at Fort Kent from 2002 to 2010, the longest tenure of any president in a quarter of a century.  His service was marked by greatly strengthened community relations and enhanced visibility and an expanded role of the University.  In 2006, the University of Maine at Fort Kent was selected as a Best Northeastern College by The Princeton Review and in 2009 and 2010 U.S. News and World Report named it as a Best College in the North.  Among Dr. Cost's many achievements are the celebration of the Acadian and Franco-American heritage in the St. John Valley and the revival of the University of Maine at Fort Kent Foundation.  We send Dr. Cost our appreciation for his years of dedicated service to the University of Maine at Fort Kent and to the State.  We congratulate him on his being named President Emeritus;

 

(SLS 320)

 

 

            (5-4)  Dr. Carol Eckert, of Whitefield, on the occasion of her retirement after 31 years of dedicated service to the patients of the Sheepscot Valley Health Center.  Dr. Eckert is a graduate of Rutgers University and the University of New England Medical School, as well as a recipient of a graduate certificate in public health.  She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Maine Public Health Association and has served on the Maine Board of Pesticides Control.  We send Dr. Eckert our appreciation for her years of commitment to her profession, to the community and to the State.  We congratulate her on her retirement and send her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 321)

 

 

            (5-5)  the Honorable Lisa Marraché, M.D., of Waterville, on her induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame.  Dr. Marraché is a former longtime member of the Maine Legislature, having served 3 terms in the House of Representatives and 2 terms in the Senate.  She also served as a councilor for the City of Waterville.  Dr. Marraché is one of the co-founders of the Franco-American Heritage Society of the Kennebec Valley and has always been a strong promoter of her Franco-American heritage in the community.  She and her husband, Ronnie Marraché, M.D., both serve the medical needs of our Nation's veterans at the Maine VA Medical Center in Togus.  We acknowledge her dedicated service to her community and to the State, and we congratulate her on her induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame;

 

(HLS 247)

Presented by Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Representative BECK of Waterville, Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec, Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin, Senator DUTREMBLE of York, Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska, Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle, Representative LAJOIE of Lewiston, Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin, Representative LIBBY of Lewiston, Representative VEROW of Brewer, Representative GILBERT of Jay, Representative PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford, Representative POULIOT of Augusta, Representative AYOTTE of Caswell, Representative WERTS of Auburn, Senator JACKSON of Aroostook, Representative FREDETTE of Newport, Representative NADEAU of Fort Kent, Representative BEAULIEU of Auburn, Representative BOLAND of Sanford, Representative BOLDUC of Auburn, Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford, Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford, Representative NADEAU of Winslow, Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston, Representative JACKSON of Oxford, Representative CROCKETT of Bethel, Representative DeCHANT of Bath, Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Representative McELWEE of Caribou, Senator TUTTLE of York, Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro.

 

 

            (5-6)  Melanie Dorice Saucier, of Fort Kent, for her years of vocal performance at the annual celebration of Franco-American Day at the State House.  Since 2001, Ms. Saucier has sung the national anthems of the United States, France and Canada in both French and English to mark the occasion.  She has also sung at other important events, such as at the Pennsylvania State Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Independence Day/100th Anniversary celebration at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, the Festival Franco-Fun in Lewiston, the Festival de la Bastille, and the Shrine of La Salette.  Ms. Saucier has received many awards and recognitions, including the Festival Cast Award at the regional drama competition in 2012 and 2013, the All-State Cast Award at the Maine Drama Festival in 2013, Most Outstanding Intermediate Vocalist in 2012, the Bell-Aliant Award for Runner-up Intermediate Star in 2012 and first prize, Judge's Award, and People's Choice Award at the Festival de la chanson at St. Ambrois, Quebec, Canada.  In addition, Ms. Saucier was former Junior Miss St. John Valley in 2007, Miss Little Maine in 2006, Miss Northern Maine Junior Pre-Teen in 2005, Miss Little Potato Queen in 2003 and Little Miss Fort Kent in 2003.  We extend our appreciation to Ms. Saucier for her annual contribution to the cultural experience of Franco-American Day.  We congratulate her on her many achievements and send her our best wishes for continued success;

 

(HLS 248)

Presented by Representative NADEAU of Fort Kent.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook, Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin, Senator DUTREMBLE of York, Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska, Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, Representative BECK of Waterville, Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle, Representative LAJOIE of Lewiston, Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin, Representative LIBBY of Lewiston, Representative VEROW of Brewer, Representative GILBERT of Jay, Representative PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford, Representative POULIOT of Augusta, Representative AYOTTE of Caswell, Representative WERTS of Auburn, Representative FREDETTE of Newport, Representative BEAULIEU of Auburn, Representative BOLAND of Sanford, Representative BOLDUC of Auburn, Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford, Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford, Representative NADEAU of Winslow, Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston, Representative JACKSON of Oxford, Representative CROCKETT of Bethel, Representative DeCHANT of Bath, Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, Representative McELWEE of Caribou, Senator TUTTLE of York, Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec, Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro.

 

 

            (5-7)  Father Jacques LaPointe, O.F.M., of Madawaska, on his induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame.  Father LaPointe, born in Van Buren, is a true border person, having lived, studied, worked and taught on both sides of the St. John River.  He has taught CCD at St. Bruno Parish in Van Buren and Acadian history at Van Buren High School, as well as serving as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Maine at Fort Kent.  For many years, Father LaPointe worked as a liaison officer and project coordinator with several international nongovernmental agencies, mostly in francophone communities.  He received his master's degree in Acadian history and has published several books.  He attended the Washington Theological Union Seminary and received his master's degree in Divinity.  In 1992, he professed his first vows as a Franciscan friar and was ordained a priest in 1997.  He has worked in Japan and from 2000 to 2010, Father LaPointe worked with the Haitian community in New York City.  He has been a strong supporter of the upcoming 2014 World Acadian Congress to be held in northern Maine and Canada.  We acknowledge his dedicated service to his community and to his heritage, and we congratulate Father LaPointe on his induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame;

 

(HLS 249)

Presented by Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook, Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin, Senator DUTREMBLE of York, Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, Representative BECK of Waterville, Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle, Representative LAJOIE of Lewiston, Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin, Representative LIBBY of Lewiston, Representative VEROW of Brewer, Representative GILBERT of Jay, Representative PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford, Representative POULIOT of Augusta, Representative AYOTTE of Caswell, Representative WERTS of Auburn, Representative FREDETTE of Newport, Representative NADEAU of Fort Kent, Representative BEAULIEU of Auburn, Representative BOLAND of Sanford, Representative BOLDUC of Auburn, Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford, Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford, Representative NADEAU of Winslow, Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston, Representative JACKSON of Oxford, Representative CROCKETT of Bethel, Representative DeCHANT of Bath, Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, Representative McELWEE of Caribou, Senator TUTTLE of York, Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec, Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro.

 

 

            (5-8)  the Honorable Michael P. Cantara, of Biddeford, on his induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame.  Judge Cantara is a graduate of Biddeford High School, Colby College and the University of Maine School of Law.   He also studied in France and received a Fulbright teaching fellowship position to teach in France.  Judge Cantara has served with distinction as an attorney in private practice, as a York County Assistant District Attorney, as Deputy District Attorney and for 3 terms as York County District Attorney.  He has served on the Biddeford Planning Board, including serving as chair, and served as Mayor of Biddeford from 1987 to 1988.  From 2003 to 2007, he was the Commissioner of Public Safety and since 2007 has served the people of Maine as a District Court judge. We acknowledge his commitment to his community and to the State and we congratulate him on his induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame;

 

(HLS 250)

Presented by Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York, Representative ROCHELO of Biddeford, Senator DUTREMBLE of York, Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin, Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska, Representative BECK of Waterville, Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle, Representative LAJOIE of Lewiston, Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin, Representative LIBBY of Lewiston, Representative VEROW of Brewer, Representative GILBERT of Jay, Representative PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford, Representative POULIOT of Augusta, Representative AYOTTE of Caswell, Representative WERTS of Auburn, Senator JACKSON of Aroostook, Representative FREDETTE of Newport, Representative NADEAU of Fort Kent, Representative BEAULIEU of Auburn, Representative BOLAND of Sanford, Representative BOLDUC of Auburn, Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford, Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford, Representative NADEAU of Winslow, Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston, Representative JACKSON of Oxford, Representative CROCKETT of Bethel, Representative DeCHANT of Bath, Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, Representative McELWEE of Caribou, Senator TUTTLE of York, Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec, Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro.

 

 

            (5-9)  Captain Kevin M. LeConte, of York, upon his retirement from the York Police Department.  Captain LeConte earned his associate degree in Law Enforcement Technology and continued his education at St. Anselm's College in Manchester, New Hampshire.  He began his career in Wells as a summer officer in 1975.  He was later hired as a York village police officer and in 1980 he was promoted to the rank of juvenile officer, the first individual to hold this position.  Captain LeConte eventually attained the rank of detective, and was also assigned as the court officer for the York Police Department.  Through the years, Captain LeConte progressed through the ranks of detective sergeant, lieutenant and captain.  He served with distinction and was acknowledged by the Maine State Police and Rhode Island State Police for initiating the largest stolen car recovery in New England.  He was acknowledged by the FBI for initiating the first case in Maine to introduce DNA evidence in Maine, and was acknowledged for exceptional service by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He was named the American Legion's Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and earned the Maine Chiefs of Police Association Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement Award.  Captain LeConte also became a nationally certified arson investigator.  We extend our appreciation to Captain LeConte for his nearly 4 decades of service as a law enforcement officer and for his contributions to his community and State.  We congratulate him on his well-deserved retirement and send him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 254)

Presented by Representative WEAVER of York.

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

 

 

            (5-10)  Caroline Colan, of Readfield, a senior at Maranacook Community High School, who has received an Honorable Mention within the Second Congressional District of Maine in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Caroline on her being given this honor;

 

(HLS 255)

Presented by Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

 

            (5-11)  Cindy Larock, of Lewiston, on her induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame for her commitment and contributions to helping preserve Franco heritage in Maine.  Ms. Larock has been instrumental in the preservation and continuation of traditional French dances, such as jigs and square-dances, and has helped form a musical group, "Les Troubadours," an eclectic, flexible group that performs traditional Franco songs.  We acknowledge Ms. Larock's service to her community and to the State, and we congratulate her on her induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame;

 

(HLS 256)

Presented by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin, Representative WERTS of Auburn, Representative LAJOIE of Lewiston, Representative CAREY of Lewiston, Representative LIBBY of Lewiston, Senator DUTREMBLE of York, Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska, Representative BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, Representative BECK of Waterville, Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle, Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin, Representative VEROW of Brewer, Representative GILBERT of Jay, Representative PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford, Representative POULIOT of Augusta, Representative AYOTTE of Caswell, Senator JACKSON of Aroostook, Representative FREDETTE of Newport, Representative NADEAU of Fort Kent, Representative BEAULIEU of Auburn, Representative BOLAND of Sanford, Representative BOLDUC of Auburn, Representative CASAVANT of Biddeford, Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, Representative NADEAU of Winslow, Representative JACKSON of Oxford, Representative CROCKETT of Bethel, Representative DeCHANT of Bath, Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Representative McELWEE of Caribou, Senator TUTTLE of York, Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec, Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-12)  Richard A. Corson, of Skowhegan, a United States Army veteran of the Korean War.  Mr. Corson worked for many years as a hand sewer for various shoe companies.  He also worked for Cianbro Corporation and as a custodian for the Skowhegan-Madison Elks Lodge.  He was a life member of the Skowhegan Sportsman's Club, a member of Harvell-Bishop Post 7865 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Madison and a member of the American Legion.  Mr. Corson was a faithful member of the Skowhegan-Madison Elks Lodge and volunteered his time at the lodge on many committees, including Monday night bingo, youth activities, the Maine Children's Cancer Program, the American Red Cross blood drives and the veterans committee.  In addition to being honored as Elk of the Year, Mr. Corson was a past Officer of the Year, a past Father of the Year, Elks National Foundation Honorary Founder and an Honorary Life Member.  He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family and his many friends;

 

(HLS 246)

Presented by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Joint Select Committee on MAINE'S WORKFORCE AND ECONOMIC FUTURE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-59) on Bill "An Act To Support the Maine Downtown Center"

(S.P. 409)  (L.D. 1172)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    GOODALL of Sagadahoc
                                    KATZ of Kennebec
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock
                                    VALENTINO of York
                                    WOODBURY of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    BERRY of Bowdoinham
                                    GILBERT of Jay
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    JOHNSON of Greenville
                                    MAKER of Calais
                                    MASTRACCIO of Sanford
                                    MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth
                                    MORRISON of South Portland

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    BENNETT of Kennebunk
                                    TIMBERLAKE of Turner

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-59).

 

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            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Reduce the Number of Labels of Wine a Retailer Must Stock To Conduct a Wine Tasting"

(S.P. 16)  (L.D. 24)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin

            Representatives:
                                    LUCHINI of Ellsworth
                                    BEAULIEU of Auburn
                                    FOWLE of Vassalboro
                                    GIFFORD of Lincoln
                                    JOHNSON of Eddington
                                    KINNEY of Limington
                                    LONGSTAFF of Waterville
                                    RUSSELL of Portland

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-58) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    TUTTLE of York
                                    PATRICK of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    SAUCIER of Presque Isle
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor

            Representative MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation - of the House - supports the Minority Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-58) Report.

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-58).

 

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-60) on Bill "An Act To Remove the Disqualification of Full-time Law Enforcement Officers from Obtaining a Liquor License"

(S.P. 198)  (L.D. 508)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    TUTTLE of York
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    PATRICK of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    LUCHINI of Ellsworth
                                    BEAULIEU of Auburn
                                    FOWLE of Vassalboro
                                    GIFFORD of Lincoln
                                    JOHNSON of Eddington
                                    KINNEY of Limington
                                    LONGSTAFF of Waterville
                                    RUSSELL of Portland
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    SAUCIER of Presque Isle

            Representative MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation - of the House - supports the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-60) Report.

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-60).

 

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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 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)

            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 as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-143) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

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

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Committee of Conference

 

            (6-5)  Report of the Committee of Conference on the disagreeing action of the two branches of the Legislature on Bill "An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption to Incorporated Nonprofit Performing Arts Organizations"

(S.P. 47)  (L.D. 126)

 

has had the same under consideration, and asks leave to report:

 

            That the Senate Reconsider Passage to be Engrossed as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-12)Reconsider Adoption of Committee Amendment "A" (S-12) and Indefinitely Postpone same.  Read and Adopt Committee of Conference Amendment "A" (S-63).  Pass to be Engrossed as Amended by Committee of Conference Amendment "A" (S-63) in non-concurrence.

 

That the House RECEDE and CONCUR.

 

 

            Signed:

 

            Senators:
                        HASKELL of Cumberland
                        GERZOFSKY of Cumberland
                        KATZ of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                        GOODE of Bangor
                        LIBBY of Lewiston
                        KNIGHT of Livermore Falls

            Comes from the Senate with the Committee of Conference Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY CONFERENCE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-63) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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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. 62)  (L.D. 173) Bill "An Act To Remove the Rangeley Plantation Sanctuary from the List of Wildlife Sanctuaries"  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 236)  (L.D. 645) Bill "An Act To Allow the Adjustment of the Assessment Rate for the Rural Medical Access Program"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 58)  (L.D. 169) Bill "An Act To Provide Revenue to Veterans' Organizations and the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery System Care Fund from Table Game Revenue" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-57)

 

            (7-4)  (S.P. 61)  (L.D. 172) Bill "An Act To Make Permanent the Reciprocal Agreement between Maine and Other States Regarding a Snowmobile Weekend"  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-61)

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 625)  (L.D. 902) Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 882: Designation of Bisphenol A as a Priority Chemical and Regulation of Bisphenol A in Children's Products, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection (EMERGENCY)  Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 138)  (L.D. 178) Resolve, To Provide Consistency in Rules of the Department of Education Regarding Visual and Performing Arts Requirements for High School Graduation  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-156)

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 335)  (L.D. 485) Bill "An Act To Amend and Clarify Certain Education Laws"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-149)

 

            (7-8)  (H.P. 465)  (L.D. 673) Bill "An Act To Ensure the Least Restrictive Learning Environment in Public Schools for Students with Food Allergies"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-158)

 

            (7-9)  (H.P. 599)  (L.D. 848) Bill "An Act To Clarify the Right To Name a 3rd Party To Receive Notification of Policy Cancellation"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-152)

 

            (7-10)  (H.P. 884)  (L.D. 1250) Bill "An Act To Revise Maine's Unemployment Compensation Laws"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-160)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning Reciprocal Disciplinary Actions in Harness Racing and Pulling Events

(H.P. 441)  (L.D. 622)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-2)  An Act Regarding the Administration and Financial Transparency of the Citizen Trade Policy Commission

(H.P. 816)  (L.D. 1151)
(C. "A" H-105; H. "A" H-110)

 

 

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

 

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Pursuant to the Constitution
Public Land

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Release a Restriction on Former State Land in Passadumkeag Currently Owned by Dale Ross

(H.P. 221)  (L.D. 312)
(C. "A" H-101)

 

 

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

 

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Acts

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Update the Laws Governing Energy Efficiency Building Performance Standards

(S.P. 64)  (L.D. 175)
(C. "A" S-47)

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Establish the Commission on Health Care Cost and Quality

(H.P. 191)  (L.D. 230)
(C. "A" H-76)

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Sustain Maine's Aviation Industry by Extending the Exemption from Sales and Use Tax for Aircraft and Parts

(S.P. 112)  (L.D. 279)
(C. "A" S-55)

 

            (10-7)  An Act To Provide for Edible Landscaping in a Portion of Capitol Park

(H.P. 324)  (L.D. 474)
(C. "A" H-102)

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Amend the Election Laws and Other Related Laws

(S.P. 194)  (L.D. 504)

 

            (10-9)  An Act To Ensure Equity in Funding to State Postsecondary Institutions of Higher Learning

(S.P. 200)  (L.D. 510)
(C. "A" S-43)

 

            (10-10)  An Act To Require Payment Quotes in Service Contracts for the Harvesting and Hauling of Wood

(S.P. 229)  (L.D. 639)
(C. "A" S-50)

 

            (10-11)  An Act Regarding Legal Representation in Certain Eviction Actions

(S.P. 230)  (L.D. 640)
(C. "A" S-56)

 

            (10-12)  An Act To Change the Grade Standards of the Maine Maple Syrup Industry

(H.P. 450)  (L.D. 658)

 

            (10-13)  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)

 

            (10-14)  An Act To Amend the Laws Dealing with the Taxing of the Purchase of Extended Service Contracts and Extended Service Contract Claims for Trucks

(S.P. 266)  (L.D. 728)
(C. "A" S-53)

 

            (10-15)  An Act To Promote Fairness in the Sales Tax Exemption for Vehicles Used in Interstate Commerce

(S.P. 279)  (L.D. 741)
(C. "A" S-54)

 

            (10-16)  An Act To Remove Obsolete Provisions of the Electric Industry Restructuring Laws

(S.P. 310)  (L.D. 885)
(C. "A" S-52)

 

            (10-17)  An Act To Promote the Installation of Masonry Stoves

(S.P. 326)  (L.D. 948)
(C. "A" S-51)

 

            (10-18)  An Act To Ensure the Proportional Offset against Retirement Benefits of Workers' Compensation Awards

(S.P. 327)  (L.D. 949)
(S. "A" S-46)

 

            (10-19)  An Act To Clarify the Authority and Responsibility of Forest Rangers

(H.P. 744)  (L.D. 1051)

 

            (10-20)  An Act Regarding Next Generation 9-1-1 and Making Changes in Surcharge Remittance for Certain Telecommunications Service Providers

(H.P. 877)  (L.D. 1243)

 

            (10-21)  An Act Regarding the Cost of Copies of Medical Records

(S.P. 561)  (L.D. 1500)

 

 

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

 

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Resolves

 

            (10-22)  Resolve, To Establish MaineCare Eligibility for Young Adults Who Were Formerly in Foster Care

(H.P. 337)  (L.D. 487)
(C. "A" H-99)

 

            (10-23)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To Review, Clarify and Update Its Rules Pertaining to the Maple Syrup Industry

(H.P. 449)  (L.D. 657)
(C. "A" H-106)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, May 9, 2013, have preference in the Orders of the Day and continue with such preference until disposed of as provided by House Rule 502.

 

 

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

(HLS 12)

 

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

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment 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.         Joint Order, Directing the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government To Report Out a Bill Regarding Term Limits for Legislators

(H.P. 1097)

 

TABLED - May 9, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (11) Ought to Pass - Minority (2) Ought Not to Pass - 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)

 

TABLED - May 9, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

PENDING - Motion of Representative DION of Portland to ACCEPT the Majority OUGHT TO PASS Report.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       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 9, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE JUNE 19, 2013

 

NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry on Bill "An Act To Increase Food Sovereignty in Local Communities"

(H.P. 325)  (L.D. 475)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (8 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-155)  (5 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Provide Funding to the Judicial Branch to Facilitate Reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System"

(H.P. 615)  (L.D. 888)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (12 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-159)  (1 member)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Prohibit Enforcement by a Federal or State Official or Others of the National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2012"

(H.P. 747)  (L.D. 1054)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (11 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-161)  (2 members)

 

(4)  From the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs on Bill "An Act To Require High School Students To Complete Community Service"

(H.P. 917)  (L.D. 1290)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-148)  (10 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 

(5)  From the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on Bill "An Act To Change the Classification of the Lower Androscoggin River"

(H.P. 596)  (L.D. 845)

 

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

 

(6)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Require Kayakers on Open Salt Water To Use a Personal Flotation Device"

(H.P. 164)  (L.D. 203)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-162)  (3 members)

 

(7)  From the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services on Bill "An Act To Amend the Notice of Risk to Personal Data Act To Further Protect Consumers"

(H.P. 133)  (L.D. 158)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-151)  (6 members)

 

(8)  From the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services on Bill "An Act Regarding Preneed Funeral Insurance"

(H.P. 716)  (L.D. 1018)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-163)  (2 members)

 

(9)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Promote the Sale of Maine Milk"

(H.P. 564)  (L.D. 813)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (9 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-153)  (1 member)

 

(10)  From the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs on Bill "An Act To Revise the Maine Clean Election Act Regarding Participation in Political Action Committees"

(H.P. 285)  (L.D. 410)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (12 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-157)  (1 member)

 

 

Millicent M. MacFarland
Clerk of the House

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

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 10

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Revise the Maine Clean Election Act Regarding Participation in Political Action Committees"

(H.P. 285)  (L.D. 410)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    TUTTLE of York
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    PATRICK of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    LUCHINI of Ellsworth
                                    BEAULIEU of Auburn
                                    FOWLE of Vassalboro
                                    GIFFORD of Lincoln
                                    JOHNSON of Eddington
                                    KINNEY of Limington
                                    LONGSTAFF of Waterville
                                    SAUCIER of Presque Isle
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-157) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    RUSSELL of Portland

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

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