Table of Contents

House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
COMMUNICATIONS
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
Resolves
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
SUPPLEMENT NO. 4
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Change of Committee
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
NOTICE

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


42nd Legislative Day

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Brad Walker, Child Evangelism Fellowship of Maine, Hermon.

 

            National Anthem by Brandi Lohr, Bowdoinham.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Su-Anne Hammond, D.O., Windham.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Maintain Access to Safe Medical Marijuana" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 578)  (L.D. 1531)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Maine Online Learning Program"

(S.P. 580)  (L.D. 1533)

 

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

 

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            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Allow a Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Credit for a Vehicle No Longer in Use"

(S.P. 581)  (L.D. 1534)

 

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

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 160)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

May 13, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating the Honorable James W. Parker of Veazie for appointment to the Board of Environmental Protection.

 

Pursuant to Title 38, MRSA §341-C, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 161)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

May 13, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Stacey L. Morrison of Gardiner for appointment to the Maine Governmental Facilities Authority.

 

Pursuant to Title 4, MRSA §1602, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 162)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

May 13, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

This is to inform you that I am today nominating Geoffrey S. Smith of Portland for appointment to the Marine Resources Advisory Council.

 

Pursuant to Title 12, MRSA §6024, this appointment is contingent on the Maine Senate confirmation after review by the Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 163)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

May 15, 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 Taxation has approved the request by the sponsor, Senator Haskell of Cumberland, to report the following "Leave to Withdraw":

 

L.D. 1446       An Act To Review Tax Expenditures on a Revolving Basis

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (S.P. 582)

 

RESOLUTION

 

Whereas, the voters of Maine in 2004 overwhelmingly approved a referendum calling on the State of Maine to fully fund 55% of the cost of public education; and

 

Whereas, public schools are integral to the economic future of our state and directly contribute to the economic vitality and overall prosperity of our great state; and

 

Whereas, since 2008, the state's share of the total cost of funding public K-12 education has decreased from a high of nearly 54% to 46% for the 2012-2013 school year; and

 

Whereas, since fiscal year 2011 - 2012, the calculation of the state's share of the total cost of funding K-12 public education has been falsely inflated by redefining it to include the state contributions to teacher retirement, retired teachers' health insurance and retired teachers' life insurance, which were never previously included; and

 

Whereas, in spite of diminishing actual state commitment to funding Essential Programs and Services for public schools, the state has mandated additional effort and training to implement changes in school practices and programs, leading to increased operating costs for implementation; and

 

Whereas, middle class property owners throughout the state have had to shoulder more of the responsibility for funding our schools, in spite of working diligently to eliminate waste and maximize efficiency in school budgets; and

 

Whereas, the Governor has proposed in his biennial budget beginning fiscal year 2013-2014 to move the state's share of funding for our schools backwards by "flat funding" our public education system for the next two years while cost drivers are not flat; and

 

Whereas, the Governor's proposed budget also requires local school districts to begin paying the cost of retirement contributions for teachers and certain other employees; and

 

Whereas, if the Governor's proposed budget is adopted in its current form, our school district will be forced to compromise our essential purpose by laying off educators, reducing personnel, cutting programs and services, and still ask local middle class families to pay even more in property taxes to make up for the reduction in state funding; now,

 

Therefore be it resolved, the Regional School Unit 12 School Board calls on legislators of both parties to fully fund our public schools by providing 55% of the cost of K-12 public education in Maine; and

 

Be it further resolved, the Regional School Unit 12 School Board calls upon legislators to reject the Governor's proposal to shift more burdens in the form of retirement contributions onto our member cities and towns; and

 

Be it further resolved, the Regional School Unit 12 School Board calls upon legislators to restore the state percent of the total cost of K-12 public education calculation to its pre-2011 form.

 

By a 11-1-1 vote of the Regional School Unit 12 School Board on this day, April 25, 2013.

 

S/Hilary Holm

Chair, Sheepscot Valley Regional School Unit #12 School Board

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 1107) (Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING APPLICATION TO THE CONGRESS
OF THE UNITED STATES CALLING A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, residents of the State wish to develop effective tools for self-governance, including strong laws governing elections and campaign finance; and

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, under the United States Constitution, Article V, the Congress of the United States, whenever two-thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to the United States Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments that, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the United States Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three-fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; and

 

            WHEREAS, we believe action on an amendment to the United States Constitution regarding campaign finance that would reaffirm the power of citizens through their government to regulate the raising and spending of money in elections to be vital; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That the Legislature of Maine respectfully applies to the Congress of the United States to call a convention for the specific and exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution to resolve the issue of campaign finance; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That this application by this body constitutes a continuing application in accordance with the United States Constitution, Article V until at least two-thirds of the legislatures of the several states have made similar application pursuant to Article V but, if Congress proposes an amendment to the United States Constitution identical in subject matter to that contained in this Joint Resolution, this application for a constitutional convention is no longer of any force or effect; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That this application is void, rescinded and of no effect in the event that such a convention is not limited to such a specific and exclusive purpose; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That this body proposes that the legislatures of each of the several states comprising the United States apply to the Congress requesting the enactment of an appropriate amendment to the United States Constitution or requiring the Congress to call a constitutional convention for proposing such an amendment to the United States Constitution; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the Secretary of the Senate and presiding officers of both houses of the legislature of each of the several states in the nation, the Speaker and the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, the President and the Secretary of the United States Senate and each member of the Maine Congressional Delegation.

 

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested.

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Lt. Col. Terry Moore (Ret. USAF), of Bangor, who is the recipient of the Visionary Voice Award from the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault for her significant impact in raising awareness of sexual violence, particularly military sexual trauma.  Lt. Col. Moore bought the rights to the film The Invisible War and is touring the country with advocacy and treatment groups to show the film to veterans groups and military communities.   Lt. Col. Moore also served as Chair of the Advisory Commission on Women Veterans to honor female veterans across the State with personal letters and silver commemorative coins.   She was also instrumental in the placing of a permanent bronze plaque in the Hall of Flags in honor of women veterans.  We send Lt. Col. Moore our appreciation for her commitment to women, to veterans and to her State and Nation, and we congratulate her on her receiving the Visionary Voice Award;

 

(SLS 161)

 

 

            (5-2)  the City of Ellsworth, upon the celebration of its sestercentennial in July, 2013.  Originally inhabited by members of the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes, the Union River area in Ellsworth was settled in 1763 by a party led by entrepreneurs Benjamin Milliken and Benjamin Joy, who intended to build dams and sawmills to exploit the area's timber and water power.  In addition to their work in the lumber industry, early settlers in Ellsworth built sea vessels and shipped cargo.  In the 1800s, people migrated to Hancock County for its plentiful fishing and land and, in 1869, Ellsworth was incorporated as a city.  The County Seat of Hancock County and with a population of approximately 7,740, Ellsworth was Maine's fastest growing city from 2000-2010, with a growth rate of nearly 20 percent.  Ellsworth is notable for its many historic buildings and points of interest and is busy from May until September with visitors from all over the United States and Canada.  In addition, the city is a gateway for tourists visiting nearby Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island and the Bar Harbor region.  We join the good citizens of Ellsworth in celebrating the 250th anniversary of their city;

 

(SLS 262)

 

 

            (5-3)  the late Leon Albert Guimond, of Frenchville, on his posthumous induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame.  Mr. Guimond was a proud veteran of the Korean War and flew the American flag at all times in honor of our Nation's heroes.  During his life, Mr. Guimond became an expert genealogical researcher and amassed an immense collection of books, photographs, notes, maps and related Franco-American genealogical ephemera.  He began studying genealogy when he and his family lived in Connecticut, where he became a founding member and director of the French-Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut.  When he and his family returned to live in northern Maine, his interest accelerated and his genealogical collection grew.  With the support of the Fort Kent Historical Society and the Acadian Archives at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, the results of Mr. Guimond's years of work are now housed at the university for everyone's benefit.  We recognize Mr. Guimond's service to his community and to the State, and we honor his memory on the occasion of his induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame;

 

(SLS 322)

 

 

            (5-4)  the late Adolphe J. Gingras, M.D., of Augusta, on his posthumous induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame.  Dr. Gingras was known to every French-Canadian family and to every other family in Augusta as a leader in medicine and in public health.  As a general practitioner who began his practice in 1923, and for many years as an obstetrician, he served Augusta's growing population and delivered over 9,000 babies, including 2 of his own.  He served on the Augusta Board of Health and the Augusta Water District, and in 1933 he served as the 12th President of Le Club Calumet.  Dr. Gingras was a World War I veteran, serving in the Army Medical Corps.  We recognize Dr. Gingras's service to his community and to the State, and we honor his memory on the occasion of his induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame;

 

(SLS 323)

 

 

            (5-5)  the late Napoleon "Paul" Gingras, M.D., of Augusta, on his posthumous induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame.  Dr. Gingras practiced general medicine and established the Anesthesiology Department at Augusta General Hospital.  He was a certified flight surgeon and saw active duty during World War II and the Korean War.  He continued his service in the Maine Air National Guard and retired as a Brigadier General.  Dr. Gingras was a devoted member of St. Augustine's Parish and of the Knights of Columbus.  He was made a Knight of St. Gregory the Great by His Holiness, Pope Paul VI, the highest honorary rank bestowed on a lay Catholic.  We recognize Dr. Gingras's service to his community and to the State, and we honor his memory on the occasion of his induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame;

 

(SLS 324)

 

 

            (5-6)  the late Honorable Louis-Philippe Gagne, of Lewiston, on his posthumous induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame.  Mr. Gagne was born in Quebec City and raised in an orphanage and entered a seminary as the protege of Cardinal Begin.  He began a career as a journalist at the age of 18, serving 2 years as a sports editor in Quebec City.  Mr. Gagne and his wife moved to Lewiston in 1922, where he worked for 38 years for the French-language newspaper, Le Messager, as editor and sports writer.  He founded the first American snowshoe club, Le Montagnard.  During the early days of radio, Mr. Gagne hosted live broadcasts and had an influential French-language editorial program.  Mr. Gagne also served on the school board, as an alderman and for 2 terms as the Mayor of Lewiston.  He went on to become an Androscoggin County Commissioner.  We recognize Mr. Gagne's service to his community and to the State and we honor his memory on the occasion of his induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame;

 

(SLS 325)

 

 

            (5-7)  the late Camille L. Bolduc, of Biddeford, on his posthumous induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame.  Mr. Bolduc was born in Quebec and educated in schools in both Canada and Biddeford, eventually graduating from Biddeford High School Adult Education.  During World War II, Mr. Bolduc served 3 years with the Royal Canadian Air Force.  He moved to Biddeford in 1953 and worked as an electrician and later owned and operated Camille's Electric in Biddeford for 25 years.  Mr. Bolduc was a member and past Master of the Biddeford Masonic Lodge, Dunlop Lodge No. 47, a member of the Biddeford Historical Society and a member of the Franco-American Genealogical Society in Biddeford.  An American citizen since 1958, Mr. Bolduc was also proud of his French heritage and was an early founder of the renowned Franco-American festival, La Kermesse, in Biddeford.  We acknowledge Mr. Bolduc's  service to his community and to the State, and we honor his memory on the occasion of his induction into the Franco-American Hall of Fame;

 

(SLS 326)

 

 

            (5-8)  The Deer Isle-Stonington K-6 Chess Team, on its winning the 2013 Maine Scholastic Team Chess Championships.  The K-6 team has won this title 4 years in row.  We send the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 251)

Presented by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-9)  the Deer Isle-Stonington K-8 Novice Chess Team, on its winning the 2013 Maine Scholastic Team Chess Championship.  We send the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 252)

Presented by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-10)  the Deer Isle-Stonington K-8 Chess Team, on its winning the 2013 Maine Scholastic Team Chess Championship.  We send the team our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 253)

Presented by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-11)  Jake Hoops, of Baileyville, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Woodland High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Jake on this accomplishment;

 

(HLS 257)

Presented by Representative MAKER of Calais.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington.

 

 

            (5-12)  Mackenzie Foss, of Columbia Falls, who was named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Washington Academy.  She is also 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 Mackenzie on her achievements;

 

(HLS 258)

Presented by Representative DOAK of Columbia Falls.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington.

 

 

            (5-13)  Kyle Jordan, of Sullivan, who has been named Second Honor Essayist of the 2013 graduating class of Sumner Memorial High School.  We extend our congratulations to Kyle on this accomplishment;

 

(HLS 259)

Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-14)  Hannah Woodward, of Gouldsboro, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Sumner Memorial High School.  We extend our congratulations to Hannah on this accomplishment;

 

(HLS 260)

Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-15)  Sierra Weeks, of Gouldsboro, who has been named First Honor Essayist of the 2013 graduating class of Sumner Memorial High School.  We extend our congratulations to Sierra on this accomplishment;

 

(HLS 261)

Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-16)  Danielle Bagley, of Sullivan, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Sumner Memorial High School.  We extend our congratulations to Danielle on this accomplishment;

 

(HLS 262)

Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-17)  Brandon Wade, of Sullivan, a senior at Sumner Memorial 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 Brandon on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 263)

Presented by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-18)  Raymond and Gemma Blier, of Lisbon, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, April 27, 2013.  They will be recognized at a special anniversary Mass at Holy Trinity Parish in Lisbon on May 17, 2013.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Blier on this very special occasion;

 

(HLS 264)

Presented by Representative CRAFTS of Lisbon.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin, Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

 

 

            (5-19)  Master Sergeant Robert Downing, of Lewiston, upon his retirement as Senior Operations NCO, 3rd Battalion, 304th Regiment (USMA).  Master Sergeant Downing spent 21 years in the United States Army and Army Reserve in different capacities, including Battalion Command Sergeant Major, Company 1st Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant and Drill Sergeant.  During his career he received the following awards:  the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star Medal awarded in Iraq as Combat Advisor, the Meritorious Service Medal, the coveted Ranger Tab and regimental affiliation with the legendary 17th Infantry Regiment.  We send him our appreciation for his service to his State and Nation and we send him our best wishes on his retirement;

 

(HLS 265)

Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel.

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

 

 

            (5-20)  Peter Rackliffe, of Bethel, on the occasion of his retirement after teaching at Gould Academy for 35 years.  Mr. Rackliffe taught math, coached lacrosse and operated the outing club, the Freshman Four Point and Junior Four Point programs and the Polar Bear Club.  He also served as a dorm parent and was the school's business manager.  He was involved in all aspects of life on campus and introduced many students to the outdoors and to river activities.  We extend our appreciation to Mr. Rackliffe for his commitment to the youth of the State and wish him well in his future endeavors;

 

(HLS 266)

Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-21)  Alexandra Thompson, of New Gloucester, a senior at Gray-New Gloucester 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 Alexandra on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 267)

Presented by Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester.

Cosponsored by Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin, Representative TYLER of Windham.

 

 

            (5-22)  Devon Maguire, of Gray, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Gray-New Gloucester High School.  We extend our congratulations to Devon on this achievement;

 

(HLS 268)

Presented by Representative TYLER of Windham.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODBURY of Cumberland, Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester, Representative GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-23)  Dylan Frisbie, of Gray, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Gray-New Gloucester High School.  We extend our congratulations to Dylan on this achievement;

 

(HLS 269)

Presented by Representative TYLER of Windham.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODBURY of Cumberland, Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester, Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin, Representative GRAHAM of North Yarmouth.

 

 

            (5-24)  the following members of the Marshwood High School team, who advanced to the national We the People:  The Citizen and the Constitution competition for the fifth year in a row:  Meghan Lewis, Conor LaSelva, Charles Dwyer, Tom Howe, Amber Stacy, Matt Shea, Garrett Brown, Bethany Ames, Jamie Austin, Monique Lillis, Sydney Porter, Kendra Dugmore, Dominique Ginusz, Buck Nichols, Hannah Thistle, James Driver, Emily Hall, Leighton Magoon, Collin Crilley, Emily Peele, Hayden Pearson, Cody Furbish, Ben Hebert, Kaitlyn Cedergren, Hannah Waters, Robert Jones, Micaela Waters, Madison Waterman, Corrin Hoyt, Shane Odiorne, Anna Byrne and Jack Constantine; assistant coach Lizzy Barker; and coach Matt Sanzone.  We the People:  The Citizen and the Constitution is sponsored by the Center for Civic Education and is a yearly competition for American high school students.  We commend the team members for their enthusiastic and concentrated study of the structure and operation of the American governmental system and the vital role of the citizens within it and congratulate them on their achievement;

 

(HLS 270)

Presented by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York, Speaker EVES of North Berwick.

 

 

            (5-25)  Berwick Academy, which has been awarded 3rd place in this year's Follett Challenge, a nationally recognized program to identify and reward schools for their work applying technology, content and creativity in ways that engage students, foster literacy and promote critical thinking through their library programs.  Berwick Academy was among more than 100 schools and school districts that entered the competition, which awards $200,000 worth of products and services.  The academy will receive $35,000 for use in its library programs.  We extend our congratulations to Berwick Academy on being chosen for this prestigious distinction;

 

(HLS 271)

Presented by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York, Speaker EVES of North Berwick.

 

 

            (5-26)  Jocelyn DeSisto, of South Berwick, a senior at Marshwood High School, for her being awarded Honorable Mention in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition within the First Congressional District of Maine.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Jocelyn on her being given this honor;

 

(HLS 272)

Presented by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York, Speaker EVES of North Berwick.

 

 

            (5-27)  John Wilson, of Hartland, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 404, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  For his Eagle Scout service project, John worked on restoring his church's parish cemetery supply shed, including washing, scraping, sanding and repainting it and replacing its trim.  He also built a circular bench around one of the trees in the cemetery.  We extend our congratulations to John on this achievement;

 

(HLS 273)

Presented by Representative CRAY of Palmyra.

Cosponsored by Senator THOMAS of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-28)  Barbara Welch, of Whitefield, on the occasion of her retirement from the Department of Environmental Protection.  She began in 1974 with the department as a college intern and has worked selflessly to promote environmental protection.  Ms. Welch has been an innovative leader and team player on many projects including the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program, For Your Lake's Sake, Earthminders, Maine Children's Water Festival, LakeSmart, Think Blue Maine Partnership and P-Free.  Ms. Welch's efforts also extended outside of Maine as she shared her vast knowledge at regional and national conferences and brought back new ideas for Maine.  Throughout her career Ms. Welch continuously sought new information and new ways to improve her abilities and effectiveness to help protect Maine's environment and empower others to do the same.  She was always positive, professional and well-respected both within and outside of the Department of Environmental Protection.  We send Ms. Welch our appreciation for her many years of commitment to her profession and to the State and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on her retirement;

 

(HLS 274)

Presented by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator JOHNSON of Lincoln, Representative SANDERSON of Chelsea.

 

 

            (5-29)  David Courtemanch, of Mount Vernon, on the occasion of his retirement from the Department of Environmental Protection after 41 years as a biologist.  During his time at the department, Mr. Courtemanch established a Biological Monitoring Program, led the modernization of Maine's Water Classification system and assisted in establishing Maine's Ecological Reserve Monitoring Program.  He also led the establishment of a department rule maintaining high water quality in Class A rivers and streams, led the development of a department rule allocating water from lakes, ponds, rivers and streams among many users, led the reclassification of many rivers and streams and led diagnostic and restoration studies on many Maine lakes including Sebasticook Lake in Newport.  We send our appreciation to Mr. Courtemanch for his years of exemplary service to his profession and to the State.  We send him our best wishes on his retirement;

 

(HLS 275)

Presented by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Refer to the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology
Pursuant to Joint Order

 

            (6-1)  Report of the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology on Bill "An Act To Provide Model Language for Standard Sewer District Charters"

(S.P. 579)  (L.D. 1532)

 

            Reporting that it be REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY pursuant to Joint Order, S.P. 533.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill and accompanying papers were REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY.

 

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Divided Report

 

            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Make Parents More Aware of Eating Disorders"

(S.P. 498)  (L.D. 1394)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    JOHNSON of Lincoln

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-66) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

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

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

 

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Promote Wellness and Prevention through Health Plans"

(S.P. 336)  (L.D. 991)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset
                                    WOODBURY of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot

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

 

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Increase Food Sovereignty in Local Communities"

(H.P. 325)  (L.D. 475)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    JACKSON of Aroostook
                                    BOYLE of Cumberland
                                    SHERMAN of Aroostook

            Representatives:
                                    DILL of Old Town
                                    BLACK of Wilton
                                    CRAY of Palmyra
                                    MAREAN of Hollis
                                    TIMBERLAKE of Turner

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-155) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    HICKMAN of Winthrop
                                    JONES of Freedom
                                    KENT of Woolwich
                                    NOON of Sanford
                                    SAUCIER of Presque Isle

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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass 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)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    GERZOFSKY of Cumberland
                                    DUTREMBLE of York
                                    PLUMMER of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-159) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    LONG of Sherman

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass 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)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    GERZOFSKY of Cumberland
                                    DUTREMBLE of York
                                    PLUMMER of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    DION of Portland
                                    CASAVANT of Biddeford
                                    KAENRATH of South Portland
                                    LAJOIE of Lewiston
                                    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-161) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    LONG of Sherman
                                    WILSON of Augusta

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            (6-7)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-148) on Bill "An Act To Require High School Students To Complete Community Service"

(H.P. 917)  (L.D. 1290)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland
                                    JOHNSON of Lincoln

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    McCLELLAN of Raymond

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            (6-8)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Change the Classification of the Lower Androscoggin River"

(H.P. 596)  (L.D. 845)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BOYLE of Cumberland
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin

            Representatives:
                                    WELSH of Rockport
                                    AYOTTE of Caswell
                                    CAMPBELL of Orrington
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    LONG of Sherman
                                    REED of Carmel

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    CHIPMAN of Portland
                                    McGOWAN of York

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            (6-9)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Require Kayakers on Open Salt Water To Use a Personal Flotation Device"

(H.P. 164)  (L.D. 203)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DUTREMBLE of York
                                    BURNS of Washington
                                    HASKELL of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-162) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    BRIGGS of Mexico
                                    EVANGELOS of Friendship
                                    KUSIAK of Fairfield

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            (6-10)  Majority Report of the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Amend the Notice of Risk to Personal Data Act To Further Protect Consumers"

(H.P. 133)  (L.D. 158)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset
                                    WOODBURY of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    BECK of Waterville
                                    DOAK of Columbia Falls
                                    FITZPATRICK of Houlton
                                    McCLELLAN of Raymond
                                    WALLACE of Dexter

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-151) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    TREAT of Hallowell
                                    BEAUDOIN of Biddeford
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    MORRISON of South Portland
                                    PRINGLE of Windham

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            (6-11)  Majority Report of the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act Regarding Preneed Funeral Insurance"

(H.P. 716)  (L.D. 1018)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset
                                    WOODBURY of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    TREAT of Hallowell
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    DOAK of Columbia Falls
                                    FITZPATRICK of Houlton
                                    McCLELLAN of Raymond
                                    MORRISON of South Portland
                                    WALLACE of Dexter

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-163) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    BECK of Waterville
                                    PRINGLE of Windham

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            (6-12)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Promote the Sale of Maine Milk"

(H.P. 564)  (L.D. 813)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-153) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    CHENETTE of Saco

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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. 306)  (L.D. 881) Bill "An Act To Improve the Unused Pharmaceutical Disposal Program"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (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

 

            (7-3)  (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

 

            (7-4)  (S.P. 85)  (L.D. 249) Resolve, Directing the Board of Dental Examiners To Amend Its Rules To Improve Access to Oral Health Care in Maine  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-65)

 

            (7-5)  (S.P. 169)  (L.D. 437) Bill "An Act To Streamline the General Permit Process for Tidal Power"  Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-62)

 

            (7-6)  (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)

 

            (7-7)  (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)

 

            (7-8)  (H.P. 419)  (L.D. 600) Bill "An Act To Include Archery Hunting Licenses among the Complimentary Licenses Issued to a Member of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe, Nation or Band"  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-9)  (H.P. 904)  (L.D. 1265) Bill "An Act To Strengthen Maine's Assent Language for Participation in the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act"  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-10)  (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

 

            (7-11)  (H.P. 231)  (L.D. 322) Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 61: State Board of Education Rules for Major Capital School Construction Projects, a Major Substantive Rule of the State Board of Education (EMERGENCY)  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-165)

 

            (7-12)  (H.P. 974)  (L.D. 1366) Bill "An Act To Require Students To Receive Instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the Use of an Automated External Defibrillator prior to Graduation"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-164)

 

            (7-13)  (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)

 

            (7-14)  (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)

 

            (7-15)  (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)

 

            (7-16)  (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)

 

            (7-17)  (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 Revise the Animal Welfare Laws

(H.P. 334)  (L.D. 484)
(C. "A" H-107)

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Encourage the Use of Biofuels in the State

(S.P. 415)  (L.D. 1178)

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Update the Laws Governing Energy Efficiency Building Performance Standards

(S.P. 64)  (L.D. 175)
(C. "A" S-47)

 

            (10-7)  An Act To Establish the Commission on Health Care Cost and Quality

(H.P. 191)  (L.D. 230)
(C. "A" H-76)

 

            (10-8)  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)

 

            (10-9)  An Act To Provide for Edible Landscaping in a Portion of Capitol Park

(H.P. 324)  (L.D. 474)
(C. "A" H-102)

 

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

(S.P. 194)  (L.D. 504)

 

            (10-11)  An Act To Ensure Equity in Funding to State Postsecondary Institutions of Higher Learning

(S.P. 200)  (L.D. 510)
(C. "A" S-43)

 

            (10-12)  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)

 

            (10-13)  An Act Regarding Legal Representation in Certain Eviction Actions

(S.P. 230)  (L.D. 640)
(C. "A" S-56)

 

            (10-14)  An Act To Change the Grade Standards of the Maine Maple Syrup Industry

(H.P. 450)  (L.D. 658)

 

            (10-15)  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)

 

            (10-16)  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)

 

            (10-17)  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)

 

            (10-18)  An Act To Remove Obsolete Provisions of the Electric Industry Restructuring Laws

(S.P. 310)  (L.D. 885)
(C. "A" S-52)

 

            (10-19)  An Act To Promote the Installation of Masonry Stoves

(S.P. 326)  (L.D. 948)
(C. "A" S-51)

 

            (10-20)  An Act To Ensure the Proportional Offset against Retirement Benefits of Workers' Compensation Awards

(S.P. 327)  (L.D. 949)
(S. "A" S-46)

 

            (10-21)  An Act To Clarify the Authority and Responsibility of Forest Rangers

(H.P. 744)  (L.D. 1051)

 

            (10-22)  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)

 

            (10-23)  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

 

            (10-24)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To 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)
(C. "A" S-48)

 

            (10-25)  Resolve, To Establish MaineCare Eligibility for Young Adults Who Were Formerly in Foster Care

(H.P. 337)  (L.D. 487)
(C. "A" H-99)

 

            (10-26)  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
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 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.         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.       Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Ann Lee Hussey, of South Berwick

(SLS 319)

 

- In Senate, READ and PASSED.

TABLED - May 14, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Caroline Colan, of Readfield

(HLS 255)

 

TABLED - May 14, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

12.       Bill "An Act To Allow Motor Fuel Containing Five Percent Ethanol To Be Sold in the State"

(H.P. 87)  (L.D. 105)

 

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

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

TABLED - May 14, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

13.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (9) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (4) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-58) - Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS 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)

 

- In Senate, 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).

TABLED - May 14, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE JUNE 19, 2013

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

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

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 583)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation shall report out, to the Senate, a bill to require review of tax increment financing.

 

 

            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

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (S.P. 121)  (L.D. 326) Bill "An Act To Update the Maine Emergency Management Laws"  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-73)

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 176)  (L.D. 444) Bill "An Act To Improve Workers' Compensation Coverage for All Injured Workers"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-75)

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 255)  (L.D. 706) Bill "An Act To Amend the Workers' Compensation Self-insurance Laws"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-74)

 

            (7-4)  (S.P. 330)  (L.D. 985) Resolve, To Repeal the Requirement That the Department of Transportation Facilitate a Feasibility Study of an East-west Highway and Provide for Public Access to Certain Documents  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-78)

 

            (7-5)  (S.P. 351)  (L.D. 1026) Bill "An Act To Amend the Charter of the Ashland Water and Sewer District"  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-69)

 

            (7-6)  (S.P. 401)  (L.D. 1164) Bill "An Act To Allow Cooperative Housing Owners Who Are Blind To Qualify for the Property Tax Exemption"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-80)

 

            (7-7)  (S.P. 472)  (L.D. 1353) Bill "An Act To Further Reduce Student Hunger"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-70)

 

            (7-8)  (S.P. 508)  (L.D. 1414) Resolve, Authorizing the State Tax Assessor To Convey the Interest of the State in Certain Real Estate in the Unorganized Territory  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-72)

 

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

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

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Change of Committee

 

            (6-1)  Representative GOODE from the Committee on TAXATION on Bill "An Act To Tax Political Action Committees"

(H.P. 566)  (L.D. 815)

 

            Reporting that it be REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS.

 

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (H.P. 1042)  (L.D. 1457) Bill "An Act To Amend the Charter of the South Berwick Sewer District"  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 867)  (L.D. 1228) Bill "An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2013-14" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-167)

 

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NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Taxation on Bill "An Act To Provide Local Sales Tax Increment Disbursements"

(H.P. 276)  (L.D. 401)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-166)  (10 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (3 members)