Table of Contents

House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
COMMUNICATIONS
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Ought to Pass as Amended
Divided Report
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
Resolves
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 5
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 6
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 7
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 8
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 9
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 12
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report

 


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The House Calendar

The Advance Journal and Calendar of the House of Representatives

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


43rd Legislative Day

Thursday, May 16, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Pastor Kenneth Endean, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Scarborough.

 

            National Anthem by Renaissance, University of Maine, Orono.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Richard Swett, M.D., Dover-Foxcroft.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Resolve, To Restore the Integrity of the State Pay System (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 584)  (L.D. 1539)

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT and ordered printed.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-2)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Environmental Protection To Develop Quantitative Odor Management Standards

(H.P. 116)  (L.D. 141)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-144) in the House on May 9, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-144) AND SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-89) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Expand Eligible Project Costs in Development Districts"

(H.P. 289)  (L.D. 413)

 

            Majority (11) OUGHT TO PASS Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED in the House on April 10, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Reports READ and the Bill and accompanying papers COMMITTED to the Committee on TAXATION in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 166)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

May 15, 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 1, Chapter 13, §411 of the Maine Revised Statutes, I have appointed Suzanne D. Goucher of Augusta to the Right to Know Advisory Committee.

 

Should 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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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 165)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

May 16, 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:"

 

Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

L.D. 749         An Act To Prohibit the Taking or Possession of a Natural Resource That Is on the Land of Another

L.D. 1285       An Act To Allow Law Enforcement Agencies Access to Animal Licensing Information

 

Criminal Justice and Public Safety

L.D. 166         An Act To Criminalize Importation of So-called Bath Salts Containing Synthetic Hallucinogenic Drugs

L.D. 1079       An Act To Provide for Alternatives for the Courts To Address Settlement of Fines in Certain Cases

L.D. 1289       An Act To Create an Animal Abuser Registry

L.D. 1470       An Act To Develop Juvenile Assessment Centers

 

Health and Human Services

L.D. 389         An Act To Bring Fairness to General Assistance Programs by Changing the Method of Municipal Reimbursement

L.D. 579         Resolve, To Clarify and Improve the Eligibility Process for Services for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism

L.D. 678         An Act To Allow Random Drug Testing for Recipients of Certain Public Benefits

L.D. 847         Resolve, To Address Changes Needed for Providers of Private Nonmedical Institution Services

L.D. 967         An Act Regarding Residency Requirements for General Assistance

L.D. 1165       An Act To Improve the Safety of Workers Who Provide Direct Mental Health and Social Services

L.D. 1244       An Act To Require Child Protective Services To Screen Parents of Newborn Infants  (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 1245       Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Create a More Equitable, Transparent Resource Allocation System for Nursing Facilities Based on Residents' Needs  (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 1246       An Act To Promote Greater Staffing Flexibility without Compromising Safety or Quality in Nursing Facilities  (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 1416       An Act Regarding Responsibility of General Assistance for a Person Who Is Released from Prison

 

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

L.D. 84           An Act To Expand Turkey Hunting

L.D. 143         An Act To Allow a Hunter To Harvest a Wild Turkey of Either Sex during the Month of October without an Extra Charge for the Permit

L.D. 617         An Act To Protect the State's Native and Wild Brook Trout and Discourage Illegal Fish Introduction

L.D. 736         An Act To Establish the Review Board of Appeals To Review the Denial of Hunting and Fishing Licenses

L.D. 799         Resolve, To Allow Use of Live Bait for Fishing in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway and Fish River Waterway

L.D. 1174       Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study the Creation of a State and Federal Fish and Wildlife Museum at the Massabesic Experimental Forest in Alfred and Lyman  (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 1248       An Act To Establish Trail Standards in Deer Wintering Areas

L.D. 1474       An Act To Amend the Laws Pertaining to the Hunting of Bear

 

Insurance and Financial Services

L.D. 547         An Act To Ensure the Accountability of Taxpayer Funds and State Collaboration, Planning and Oversight in the Implementation and Operation of a Health Exchange in Maine

L.D. 681         An Act To Improve Oversight of Insurance Rates and Ensure Consistency with Federal Law  (EMERGENCY)

 

State and Local Government

L.D. 1158       RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Increase the Length of Terms of Senators to 4 Years

L.D. 1273       An Act Pertaining to the Closing of Municipal Roads for Community Use

 

Taxation

L.D. 980         An Act To Provide an Income Tax Credit for a Qualified Conservation Contribution

L.D. 1227       An Act To Promote Tourism and Economic Development

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 341)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

May 15, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Senate Paper 211, Legislative Document 521, "An Act To Change the Budget Approval Process for Alternative Organizational Structures," having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same, pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question:  "Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?"

 

23 voted in favor and 12 against, and accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative RANKIN of Hiram, the following House Order:  (H.O. 22)

 

            ORDERED,  that Representative Erin D. Herbig of Belfast be excused May 7 and 8 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Chuck Kruger of Thomaston be excused May 13 and 14 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Beth P. Turner of Burlington be excused May 2, 7, 8 and 9 for health reasons.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Jane Woodhead Jawor, of Lewiston, who has been inducted into the Auburn-Lewiston Sports Hall of Fame.  Ms. Jawor graduated from Lewiston High School in 1986 and graduated from the University of Tennessee.  She set state track records while going undefeated in the javelin throw, discus throw and shot put.  She was an All-American thrower twice in college and won the Nike Indoor Nationals in shot put.  She also won in the USA Junior National Outdoor Track and Field Championships and was a member of the Junior Team in Europe and the Olympic Festival team.  Ms. Jawor coached track and field at Lewiston High School and has also been an assistant coach at Bates College.  We extend our congratulations to Ms. Jawor on her induction into the Hall of Fame;

 

(SLS 297)

 

 

            (5-2)  Val Brown Ackley, of Lewiston, who has been inducted into the Auburn-Lewiston Sports Hall of Fame.  Ms. Ackley graduated from Edward Little High School in 1992 and went on to play basketball at Assumption College.  She returned to the State to revitalize the Oxford Hills High School girls' basketball program.  She coached Edward Little High School to a pair of Western A finals appearances.  Ms. Ackley was Miss Maine Basketball in 1992 and was the Maine Player of the Year in both soccer and basketball.  We extend our congratulations to Ms. Ackley on her induction into the Hall of Fame;

 

(SLS 298)

 

 

            (5-3)  Anita Murphy, of Lewiston, who has been inducted into the Auburn-Lewiston Sports Hall of Fame.  Ms. Murphy has been a longtime Lewiston High School tennis coach and has maintained a high profile in the community as a player and coach.  She has been active with the Hall of Fame for decades.  Ms. Murphy has been coaching tennis at Lewiston High School since 1979.  Her teams have won 12 class A state titles and 5 second-place finishes.  She also coached the Lewiston Smashers to 4 USTA state and New England titles and has been recognized with 10 President's Awards by the Auburn-Lewiston Sports Hall of Fame.  We extend our congratulations to Ms. Murphy on her induction into the Hall of Fame;

 

(SLS 299)

 

 

            (5-4)  Jasmine and Christina Smedberg, of Waterville, 7th grade students at Waterville Junior High School, who received the Hardy Girls Healthy Women Girls Rock Awards 2013 Community Organizing Award for their anti-bullying efforts.  We congratulate Jasmine and Christina on their receiving this well-deserved award;

 

(SLS 327)

 

 

            (5-5)  the York Middle School Odyssey of the Mind Team, which won first place in the E-mail Must Go Through, Division I Challenge.  We congratulate the team members on their achievement and send them our best wishes;

 

(SLS 328)

 

 

            (5-6)  Sarah Diment, of Cape Neddick, who is the recipient of a 2013 Real Heroes Award for Community Service from the American Red Cross of Maine, Southern Maine Chapter, for her coordination of business owners and the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce in bringing families affected by Hurricane Sandy to area hotels for a five-day respite with free accommodations, meals, entertainment and more.  The program, known as Operation Ogunquit, inspired assistance from more than 25 businesses, other local organizations, schools and individuals.  We congratulate Ms. Diment on her receiving this well-deserved honor;

 

(SLS 329)

 

 

            (5-7)  Eliza Hazen, of York, a senior at Berwick Academy, for her winning the 2013 Congressional Art Competition within the First Congressional District with her painting Wiggly Bridge in the Rain - York, Maine.  Winning students are chosen by the Maine Arts Commission and are flown to Washington, D.C. to participate in an opening ceremony.  Eliza's work will be on display at the United States Capitol for one year.  We congratulate Eliza on her accomplishment and on her receiving this honor, and send her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 330)

 

 

            (5-8)  Breana Riquier, of Pembroke, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Washington Academy.  Breana has served as a member of the National Honor Society and has participated in the Students Teaching about Respect at School (STARS) program.  She has been a peer tutor and has volunteered at local elementary schools and played soccer for 4 years, serving as captain her senior year.  We extend our congratulations to Breana on her accomplishments;

 

(HLS 276)

Presented by Representative LOCKMAN of Amherst.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington.

 

 

            (5-9)  the Monmouth Academy Academic Decathlon Team, which earned the highest overall score in the small schools division, placed as first runner-up and won the Super Quiz at the 2013 Maine Academic Decathlon State Championship.  We commend the following students who participated from the Monmouth Academy and won the following medals:  Alternate team members: Emily Barnett, bronze medal - music; Crystal Blair, bronze medal - economics; Nikolas Foulke, bronze medal - science and silver medal - essay; and Sabrina Beck, bronze medal - science, silver medal - language/literature and gold medal - essay.  We acknowledge the Competition team members: Jordyn Mann, 1st place superquiz; Hayden Koller, 1st place superquiz; Becki Bryant, 1st place superquiz, bronze medal - language/literature and silver medal - science; Angus Koller, 1st place superquiz, bronze medal - science and gold medal - interview; Sarah Record, 1st place superquiz, bronze medal - art, bronze medal - essay and gold medal - speech; Amy Nacca, 1st place superquiz, bronze medal - art, silver medal - interview and gold medal - speech; Adriana Ortiz-Burnham, 1st place superquiz, bronze medal - language/literature, gold medal - interview, with the only perfect 1,000 score in the State and 1st place for highest team score; Marinna Smith, 1st place superquiz, bronze medal - music, silver medal - language/literature, silver medal - art, silver medal - economics, gold medal - social science and 3rd highest Maine Scholastic Division scorer; and Justin Knaus-Tucker, 1st place superquiz, bronze medal - music, bronze medal - math, bronze medal - speech, silver medal - art, silver medal - economics, silver medal - essay, gold medal language/literature and 2nd highest Maine Varsity Division scorer.  These accomplishments qualified the team to compete at the 2013 national competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  We congratulate the team on these accomplishments and send the members of the team our best wishes for the national competition;

 

(HLS 277)

Presented by Representative NEWENDYKE of Litchfield.

Cosponsored by Senator FLOOD of Kennebec.

 

 

            (5-10)  Melanie Robitaille, of Jay, a senior at Spruce Mountain High School, North Campus, who is the recipient of a 2013 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Melanie on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 278)

Presented by Representative GILBERT of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-11)  Detective Richard Caton, of Wilton, a member of the Jay Police Department, who was honored by the United States Department of Justice for his investigation into stolen firearms that were recovered within 24 hours.  Detective Caton, according to the United States Attorney's Office, did an outstanding investigation that was above the norm.  We congratulate Detective Caton on his receiving this recognition;

 

(HLS 279)

Presented by Representative GILBERT of Jay.

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

 

 

            (5-12)  Alphonso Theodore "Ted" Barker, of Leeds, on the occasion of his retirement as a town selectman after 33 years of dedicated public service.   Mr. Barker has been an active member of the community since 1980 and is well-respected for his quiet, but effective, leadership and his reputation for being a man of honesty and integrity. In his own words, Mr. Barker described his attitude towards his work as "the townspeople elected me to do their work and I've always tried to do what is best for the people of Leeds."  Mr. Barker's service during the last 3 decades is based on that quote.   Mr. Barker was given the honor of having the 2013 Town Report for Leeds dedicated to him.  We extend our appreciation to him for his years of service and send him our best wishes on his retirement;

 

(HLS 280)

Presented by Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-13)  Harold Chase, of Dover-Foxcroft, on the occasion of his retirement after a 30-year career as a car salesman.  Mr. Chase started work at Rowell's Garage in 1983 after working for 13 years as a life insurance salesman.  Mr. Chase's employment success is attributed to his strong commitment to the customers by paying attention to their needs.  Mr. Chase plans to volunteer at his church and at the Living Word Food Cupboard.  We extend our congratulations to Mr. Chase on his retirement and send him our best wishes on his future endeavors;

 

(HLS 281)

Presented by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville.

Cosponsored by Senator THOMAS of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-14)  the following members of the Penquis Valley High School Boys Basketball Team, on their winning the 2012-2013 Class C State Championship with a record 20-1 season:  players George Cowing, Jason Durant, Zack Eells, Cody Herbest, Derrick Johnson, Cody Larrabee, Tyler Pelletier, Isaiah Bess, Colton Larrabee, Trevor Lyford, Justin Larry, Giavanni Sibert and Clayton Tarnozy; head coach Tony Hamlin; assistant coaches Jason Mills, Jay Murano and Bryan Russell; and managers Zak Mills and Devon Strout.  We congratulate the members of the team on their achievement and send them our best wishes;

 

(HLS 282)

Presented by Representative DAVIS of Sangerville.

Cosponsored by Senator THOMAS of Somerset, Senator CAIN of Penobscot, Representative JOHNSON of Greenville, Representative PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Ought to Pass as Amended

 

            (6-1)  Report of the Joint Select Committee on MAINE'S WORKFORCE AND ECONOMIC FUTURE on Bill "An Act To Strengthen Maine's Workforce and Economic Future"

(S.P. 41)  (L.D. 90)

 

            Reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-71).

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-71) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-83) thereto.

 

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Divided Report

 

            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-64) on Bill "An Act To Establish the Geospatial Data Reserve Fund"

(S.P. 302)  (L.D. 877)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BOYLE of Cumberland
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    LONG of Sherman

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-64) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-87) thereto.

 

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-68) on Bill "An Act To Ensure the Effectiveness of Constitutional Officers"

(S.P. 325)  (L.D. 947)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec
                                    GERZOFSKY of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    GRAHAM of North Yarmouth
                                    BOLDUC of Auburn
                                    CHENETTE of Saco
                                    PEASE of Morrill

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    BOLAND of Sanford
                                    COTTA of China
                                    HAYES of Buckfield
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    NADEAU of Fort Kent

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

 

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-166) on Bill "An Act To Provide Local Sales Tax Increment Disbursements"

(H.P. 276)  (L.D. 401)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    HASKELL of Cumberland
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    GOODE of Bangor
                                    BENNETT of Kennebunk
                                    JACKSON of Oxford
                                    KNIGHT of Livermore Falls
                                    MAREAN of Hollis
                                    MOONEN of Portland
                                    STANLEY of Medway
                                    TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    THOMAS of Somerset

            Representatives:
                                    BROOKS of Winterport
                                    LIBBY of Lewiston

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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. 32)  (L.D. 37) Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 4: Rules of Practice, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (EMERGENCY)  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 167)  (L.D. 206) Bill "An Act To Protect Title to Real and Personal Property of Public Employees"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-174)

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 340)  (L.D. 498) Bill "An Act To Allow a Municipality To Prohibit a Sex Offender from Residing within 750 Feet of a Recreational Facility"  Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-169)

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 603)  (L.D. 852) Bill "An Act To Amend Certain Provisions of Law Affecting the Judicial Branch"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-176)

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 636)  (L.D. 912) Bill "An Act To Provide Another Alternative to the Civil Order of Arrest Process"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-175)

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 707)  (L.D. 1009) Bill "An Act Concerning Fertilizer and Lime Products" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-170)

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 848)  (L.D. 1204) Bill "An Act To Clarify the Appeal Process of Code Enforcement Officers and Boards of Appeal"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-173)

 

            (7-8)  (H.P. 903)  (L.D. 1264) Bill "An Act Allowing the Harvesting of Yellow Perch with Seines" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-172)

 

            (7-9)  (H.P. 980)  (L.D. 1372) Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Requirement That Proof of Citizenship Be Submitted for Renewal of a Driver's License"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-179)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Appropriate Sufficient Funds for Indigent Legal Services

(H.P. 271)  (L.D. 396)
(C. "A" H-123)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Amend the Charter of the Veazie Sewer District

(H.P. 467)  (L.D. 675)
(C. "A" H-138)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-3)  Resolve, Directing the Public Utilities Commission To Examine Measures To Mitigate the Effects of Geomagnetic Disturbances and Electromagnetic Pulse on the State's Transmission System

(H.P. 106)  (L.D. 131)
(C. "A" H-121)

 

 

            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

 

            (10-4)  Resolve, Extending the Time That the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services Has To Sell or Lease Property in Augusta

(H.P. 667)  (L.D. 954)
(C. "A" H-135)

 

 

            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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Acts

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption to Incorporated Nonprofit Performing Arts Organizations

(S.P. 47)  (L.D. 126)
(CC. "A" S-63)

 

            (10-6)  An Act Regarding Adoption

(H.P. 122)  (L.D. 147)
(C. "A" H-124)

 

            (10-7)  An Act To Enhance Transparency in Government by Implementing a Waiting Period for Legislators before They May Register as Lobbyists

(H.P. 144)  (L.D. 184)
(C. "A" H-115)

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Eliminate Institute Councils for Mental Health Institutions

(H.P. 214)  (L.D. 305)

 

            (10-9)  An Act To Amend the Provision of Law That Requires the Trade Name or Brand of Malt Liquor To Be Displayed in Full Sight of a Customer on a Faucet, Spigot or Dispensing Apparatus

(H.P. 238)  (L.D. 333)
(C. "A" H-120)

 

            (10-10)  An Act To Allow Nonprofit Organizations To Operate Snowmobiles as Trail-grooming Equipment

(H.P. 239)  (L.D. 334)

 

            (10-11)  An Act Regarding Enrollment and Graduation Rates of First-generation Higher Education Students

(H.P. 294)  (L.D. 422)
(C. "A" H-116)

 

            (10-12)  An Act To Remove the Disqualification from Obtaining a Liquor License for a Law Enforcement Officer Who Does Not Directly Benefit Financially

(S.P. 198)  (L.D. 508)
(C. "A" S-60)

 

            (10-13)  An Act To Establish Maine Seniors Day

(H.P. 379)  (L.D. 560)
(C. "A" H-132)

 

            (10-14)  An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Service of Process in Eviction Actions

(H.P. 400)  (L.D. 581)
(C. "A" H-140)

 

            (10-15)  An Act To Strengthen the Law Regarding Texting and Driving

(H.P. 408)  (L.D. 589)
(C. "A" H-112)

 

            (10-16)  An Act To Help Small Businesses and Promote Tourism by Allowing the Construction of a Deck over a River within a Downtown Revitalization Project

(H.P. 415)  (L.D. 596)
(C. "A" H-137)

 

            (10-17)  An Act To Allow a Minor in the Police Explorer Program To Assist with Traffic Control at Civic Events

(H.P. 424)  (L.D. 605)
(C. "A" H-130)

 

            (10-18)  An Act To Create Fairness in Political Party Enrollment Deadlines

(H.P. 520)  (L.D. 769)
(C. "A" H-118)

 

            (10-19)  An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning Scrap Metal Processors

(H.P. 559)  (L.D. 808)
(C. "A" H-128)

 

            (10-20)  An Act To Clarify When a Manufactured Home Becomes Residential Real Property

(H.P. 605)  (L.D. 854)

 

            (10-21)  An Act To Expand the Sales Tax Exemption for Certain Public Libraries To Include Sales by Those Libraries or Their Supporting Organizations

(H.P. 639)  (L.D. 915)
(C. "A" H-119)

 

            (10-22)  An Act To Promote Fishing by Youth

(H.P. 656)  (L.D. 932)
(C. "A" H-117)

 

            (10-23)  An Act To Clarify an Exemption to the Municipal Subdivision Laws

(H.P. 680)  (L.D. 966)

 

            (10-24)  An Act To Support the Maine Downtown Center

(S.P. 409)  (L.D. 1172)
(C. "A" S-59)

 

            (10-25)  An Act To Ensure Compliance with the Laws Governing Elections

(H.P. 854)  (L.D. 1210)

 

            (10-26)  An Act To Require the Secretary of State To Suspend a Person's License in Certain Instances Regardless of whether an Accident Report Has Been Filed

(H.P. 923)  (L.D. 1296)

 

 

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

 

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Resolves

 

            (10-27)  Resolve, Directing the Workers' Compensation Board To Study the Issue of Addressing Psychological and Physical Harm to Employees Due to Abusive Work Environments

(H.P. 845)  (L.D. 1201)
(C. "A" H-129)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 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.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       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)

 

TABLED - May 15, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 Clarify the Laws Governing the Rule-making Authority of the Maine Forest Service"

(H.P. 486)  (L.D. 714)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-171)  (11 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (2 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Allow Consideration of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder at Sentencing in a Criminal Case"

(H.P. 153)  (L.D. 192)

 

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

 

(3)  From the Committee on Judiciary on Bill "An Act To Ban the United Nations Agenda 21 in Maine"

(H.P. 181)  (L.D. 220)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-177)  (3 members)

 

(4)  From the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Require Notice to and Input from Municipalities in Which Certain Group Homes Are Located"

(H.P. 556)  (L.D. 805)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Ought to Pass  (6 members)

 

(5)  From the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs on Bill "An Act To Limit Political Contributions by Public Employee Labor Unions"

(H.P. 92)  (L.D. 110)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (8 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-168)  (5 members)

 

(6)  From the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs on Bill "An Act Regarding Games of Chance Operated by Snowmobile Clubs"

(H.P. 391)  (L.D. 572)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-178)  (11 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (2 members)

 

(7)  From the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning Absentee Ballots"

(H.P. 855)  (L.D. 1211)

 

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

 

 

Millicent M. MacFarland
Clerk of the House

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

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

Thursday, May 16, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 587)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the Senate adjourn they do so until Monday, May 20, 2013, at 10:00 in the morning and House adjourn until 9:00 in the morning.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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126th Legislature
First Regular Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

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. 377)  (L.D. 558) Resolve, To Erect a State Monument to Franco-Americans  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-180)

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 584)  (L.D. 833) Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Place Liens for Failure To Pay Storm Water Assessments"  Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-181)

 

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NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on Bill "An Act To Ensure Landfill Capacity and Promote Recycling"

(H.P. 971)  (L.D. 1363)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-182)  (10 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (3 members)

 


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

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

Thursday, May 16, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 6

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Allow Consideration of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder at Sentencing in a Criminal Case"

(H.P. 153)  (L.D. 192)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    GERZOFSKY of Cumberland
                                    DUTREMBLE of York
                                    PLUMMER of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    DION of Portland
                                    KAENRATH of South Portland
                                    LAJOIE of Lewiston
                                    LONG of Sherman
                                    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 on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    CASAVANT of Biddeford

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126th Legislature
First Regular Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 7

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Ban the United Nations Agenda 21 in Maine"

(H.P. 181)  (L.D. 220)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VALENTINO of York
                                    TUTTLE of York

            Representatives:
                                    PRIEST of Brunswick
                                    BEAULIEU of Auburn
                                    CROCKETT of Bethel
                                    DeCHANT of Bath
                                    MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth
                                    MOONEN of Portland
                                    MORIARTY of Cumberland
                                    VILLA of Harrison

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-177) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BURNS of Washington

            Representatives:
                                    GUERIN of Glenburn
                                    PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford

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

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 8

 

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 Limit Political Contributions by Public Employee Labor Unions"

(H.P. 92)  (L.D. 110)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    TUTTLE of York
                                    PATRICK of Oxford

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-168) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin

            Representatives:
                                    BEAULIEU of Auburn
                                    GIFFORD of Lincoln
                                    JOHNSON of Eddington
                                    KINNEY of Limington

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

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126th Legislature
First Regular Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 9

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-178) on Bill "An Act Regarding Games of Chance Operated by Snowmobile Clubs"

(H.P. 391)  (L.D. 572)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    TUTTLE of York
                                    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
                                    SAUCIER of Presque Isle
                                    SCHNECK of Bangor

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    PATRICK of Oxford

            Representative:
                                    RUSSELL of Portland

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

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 12

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-171) on Bill "An Act To Clarify the Laws Governing the Rule-making Authority of the Maine Forest Service"

(H.P. 486)  (L.D. 714)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    JACKSON of Aroostook
                                    BOYLE of Cumberland
                                    SHERMAN of Aroostook

            Representatives:
                                    DILL of Old Town
                                    BLACK of Wilton
                                    CRAY of Palmyra
                                    HICKMAN of Winthrop
                                    KENT of Woolwich
                                    MAREAN of Hollis
                                    NOON of Sanford
                                    SAUCIER of Presque Isle

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    JONES of Freedom
                                    TIMBERLAKE of Turner

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