Table of Contents

House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
COMMUNICATIONS
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
Resolves
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
SUPPLEMENT NO. 4
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
SUPPLEMENT NO. 5
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
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
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
NOTICE

 


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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


44th Legislative Day

Monday, May 20, 2013

 

Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

Prayer by Reverend Jack Dowling, Glenburn Evangelical Covenant Church.

 

National Anthem by Gabrielle Brochu, Glenburn.

 

Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Doctor of the day, Marshall Chamberlin, MD, FACEP, Sanford.

 

Reading of the Journal of Thursday, May 16, 2013.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

(1-1) The following Joint Resolution: (S.P. 586)

 

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE TRAGIC INVOLUNTARY STERILIZATION OF MAINE'S CITIZENS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES FOR MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS AND REDEDICATING OURSELVES TO THE MAINE IDEALS OF TOLERANCE, INDEPENDENCE AND EQUALITY FOR ALL PERSONS

 

WHEREAS, one hundred and five years ago, in 1908, the Maine School for the Feeble-Minded, later Pineland Center, admitted its first inmates; and

 

WHEREAS, the school was intended to be a permanent home for certain Maine citizens who were dependent upon the public for their care, who were then called the "feeble-minded"; and

 

WHEREAS, at that time there was a belief that "feeble-mindedness" was a mental defect, a permanent condition that once established does not grow worse or better if left untreated; and

 

WHEREAS, the "high-grade imbecile" was, in the words of the school's first superintendent, Dr. George Bliss, "already tidy in his personal habits. He can be taught to read and write...he often has considerable musical ability and can be taught to do many kinds of work well"; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Bliss and others further believed that "his defect shows most in his relations with his fellow men. He is always improvident, always a liar, a petty thief, perhaps cruel to animals and children, and he may be so strongly inclined to set fires that he finds the impulse impossible to resist. Because of his weak will and deficient judgement, he is likely influenced for evil, and is likely to become a drunkard, a vagrant, or if a woman, a prostitute"; and

 

WHEREAS, in that era, the now-disgraced eugenics movement, which advocated practices to improve the genetic composition of a population, usually human, and to reduce reproduction of less‑desired people and traits, claimed poverty and intemperance were genetic traits due to "impure blood"; and

 

WHEREAS, in 1925, the State of Maine, by law, allowed the forced eugenic sterilization of the feeble-minded to "prevent reproduction of feeble-mindedness" and, in the words of one Maine Senator, "permanently improve the human race" and "enforce in a simple way sound, decent and efficient human beings"; and

 

WHEREAS, this law remained in effect until 1983 and resulted in countless involuntary sterilizations of individuals who lived at the institution and elsewhere, and we now recognize the brutality of these actions against innocent citizens; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to recognize with profound shame and regret the involuntary sterilization of Maine citizens with intellectual disabilities over a 57‑year period in our history, and, while rebuking this past, rededicate ourselves to the ideals of tolerance, independence and equality for all persons in our ever-changing world, which are the birthright and heritage of all proud Mainers, and rededicate ourselves as lawmakers to the social justice that is the right of all persons; and be it further

 

RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to Maine's Disability Rights Center, the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, the Maine Historical Society and the Maine State Archives.

 

 

Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

 

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(1-2) Bill "An Act To Fix and Improve the System Used To Evaluate or Rate Public Schools in Maine"

(S.P. 585) (L.D. 1540)

 

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

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

(1-3) Bill "An Act To Tax Political Action Committees"

(H.P. 566) (L.D. 815)

 

Unanimous REFER TO THE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS Report of the Committee on TAXATION READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill and accompanying papers REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS in the House on May 15, 2013.

 

Comes from the Senate with the Unanimous REFER TO THE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS Report of the Committee on TAXATION READ and the Bill and accompanying papers INDEFINITELY POSTPONED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

(2-1) The Following Communication: (H.C. 167)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

May 20, 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:"

 

Judiciary

L.D. 125 An Act To Preserve Lender Equity in the Foreclosure Process

L.D. 309 Resolve, Directing the Attorney General To Implement a Child Identity Protection Program To Safeguard the Personal Information of Minors and Prevent Identity Theft

L.D. 392 An Act To Protect Homeowners and Reduce Foreclosure Fraud

L.D. 612 An Act To Protect Owners of Property in Foreclosure from Accumulation of Debts When Mortgagees Refuse To Complete the Foreclosure Process (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 784 An Act To Impose Penalties for Residential Mortgage Loan Fraud and False Representation Concerning Title

L.D. 807 An Act To Provide Protection to a Condominium Association When a Condominium Is Foreclosed On

L.D. 913 An Act To Promote Excursion Passes by Amending the Law Governing Expiration Dates on Gift Obligations and Stored-value Cards Redeemable with Multiple Sellers (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 1039 An Act To Promote Regulatory Fairness

L.D. 1116 An Act To Amend the Attorney's Fees Provision in Foreclosure Actions

L.D. 1401 An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Issuance of and Access to Birth Certificates and Certain Medical Information

L.D. 1475 An Act To Improve Citizen Access to Legal Representation

 

Taxation

L.D. 55 An Act To Promote Filmmaking in the State

L.D. 317 An Act Regarding the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement Program and the Business Equipment Tax Exemption Program

L.D. 956 An Act To Improve and Simplify the Application for Benefits under the Circuitbreaker Program

L.D. 1126 An Act Regarding Corporate Income Tax Disclosure

L.D. 1255 Resolve, To Provide Greater Depth and Transparency to the Review of Foregone Revenue Identified in the Biennial Tax Expenditure Report

L.D. 1477 An Act To Impose a Temporary One Percent Sales Tax for Education and Revenue Sharing

L.D. 1488 An Act To Create a Tax Expenditures Budget Process

 

Transportation

L.D. 1168 Resolve, To Establish the Commission To Study How To Improve Maine's Transportation Infrastructure (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 1257 An Act To Create Corridor Transit Districts

 

Veterans and Legal Affairs

L.D. 924 An Act To Prevent a Conflict of Interest of the Secretary of State

L.D. 1272 An Act To Amend the Process of Tenant Eviction

L.D. 1422 An Act To Establish a Nonpartisan Primary and a Presidential Primary Election System and Instant Run-off Voting for State and Federal Candidates

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of House

 

 

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(2-2) The Following Communication: (S.C. 355)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

May 16, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Please be advised the Senate today insisted to its previous action whereby it accepted the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report from the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on Bill "An Act To Allow Motor Fuel Containing Five Percent Ethanol To Be Sold in the State" (H.P. 87) (L.D. 105).

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

(3-1) Bill "An Act To Ensure That Legislators Share the Sacrifice with Civil Servants in the Event of a State Government Shutdown"

(H.P. 1108) (L.D. 1541)

 

Sponsored by Representative RUSSELL of Portland.

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

 

Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-2) Bill "An Act To Expand the Authority of Lobster Management Policy Councils To Address Entry into Lobster Management Zones and To Create a Temporary Medical Allowance" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1113) (L.D. 1544)

 

Sponsored by Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle. (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

 

Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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(3-3) Bill "An Act To Support Municipal Volunteers"

(H.P. 1114) (L.D. 1547)

 

Sponsored by Speaker EVES of North Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York.

 

Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Department of Education

 

 

(3-4) Representative MacDONALD for the Department of Education pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072 asks leave to report that the accompanying Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 180: Performance Evaluation and Professional Growth Systems, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1109) (L.D. 1542)

 

Be REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices

 

 

(3-5) Representative LUCHINI for the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072 asks leave to report that the accompanying Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 3: Maine Clean Election Act and Related Provisions, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1110) (L.D. 1543)

 

Be REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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ORDERS

 

(4-1) On motion of Representative CASSIDY of Lubec, the following Joint Resolution: (H.P. 1111) (Cosponsored by Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, BEAULIEU of Auburn, BEAVERS of South Berwick, BECK of Waterville, BENNETT of Kennebunk, BERRY of Bowdoinham, BLACK of Wilton, BOLAND of Sanford, BOLDUC of Auburn, BRIGGS of Mexico, BROOKS of Winterport, CAMPBELL of Newfield, CAMPBELL of Orrington, CAREY of Lewiston, CASAVANT of Biddeford, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, CHASE of Wells, CHENETTE of Saco, CHIPMAN of Portland, CLARK of Easton, COOPER of Yarmouth, COTTA of China, CRAFTS of Lisbon, CRAY of Palmyra, CROCKETT of Bethel, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DAVIS of Sangerville, DeCHANT of Bath, DEVIN of Newcastle, DICKERSON of Rockland, DILL of Old Town, DION of Portland, DOAK of Columbia Falls, DORNEY of Norridgewock, DUNPHY of Embden, DUPREY of Hampden, ESPLING of New Gloucester, EVANGELOS of Friendship, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, FARNSWORTH of Portland, FITZPATRICK of Houlton, FOWLE of Vassalboro, FREDETTE of Newport, FREY of Bangor, GATTINE of Westbrook, GIDEON of Freeport, GIFFORD of Lincoln, GILBERT of Jay, GILLWAY of Searsport, GOODE of Bangor, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, GRANT of Gardiner, GUERIN of Glenburn, HAMANN of South Portland, HARLOW of Portland, HARVELL of Farmington, HAYES of Buckfield, HERBIG of Belfast, HICKMAN of Winthrop, HOBBINS of Saco, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, JACKSON of Oxford, JOHNSON of Eddington, JOHNSON of Greenville, JONES of Freedom, JORGENSEN of Portland, KAENRATH of South Portland, KENT of Woolwich, KESCHL of Belgrade, KINNEY of Limington, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, KORNFIELD of Bangor, KRUGER of Thomaston, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, KUSIAK of Fairfield, LAJOIE of Lewiston, LIBBY of Waterboro, LIBBY of Lewiston, LOCKMAN of Amherst, LONG of Sherman, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach, MacDONALD of Boothbay, MAKER of Calais, MALABY of Hancock, MAREAN of Hollis, MARKS of Pittston, MASON of Topsham, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McCABE of Skowhegan, McCLELLAN of Raymond, McELWEE of Caribou, McGOWAN of York, McLEAN of Gorham, MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, MOONEN of Portland, MORIARTY of Cumberland, MORRISON of South Portland, NADEAU of Fort Kent, NADEAU of Winslow, NELSON of Falmouth, NEWENDYKE of Litchfield, NOON of Sanford, NUTTING of Oakland, PARRY of Arundel, PEASE of Morrill, PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford, PEOPLES of Westbrook, PETERSON of Rumford, PLANTE of Berwick, POULIOT of Augusta, POWERS of Naples, PRIEST of Brunswick, PRINGLE of Windham, RANKIN of Hiram, REED of Carmel, ROCHELO of Biddeford, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, RUSSELL of Portland, RYKERSON of Kittery, SANBORN of Gorham, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SAXTON of Harpswell, SCHNECK of Bangor, SHAW of Standish, SHORT of Pittsfield, SIROCKI of Scarborough, SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, STANLEY of Medway, STUCKEY of Portland, THERIAULT of Madawaska, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, TREAT of Hallowell, TURNER of Burlington, TYLER of Windham, VEROW of Brewer, VILLA of Harrison, VOLK of Scarborough, WALLACE of Dexter, WEAVER of York, WELSH of Rockport, WERTS of Auburn, WILLETTE of Mapleton, WILSON of Augusta, WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro, WINSOR of Norway, WOOD of Sabattus, Senators: President ALFOND of Cumberland, BOYLE of Cumberland, BURNS of Washington, CAIN of Penobscot, CLEVELAND of Androscoggin, COLLINS of York, CRAVEN of Androscoggin, CUSHING of Penobscot, DUTREMBLE of York, FLOOD of Kennebec, GERZOFSKY of Cumberland, GOODALL of Sagadahoc, GRATWICK of Penobscot, HAMPER of Oxford, HASKELL of Cumberland, HILL of York, JACKSON of Aroostook, JOHNSON of Lincoln, KATZ of Kennebec, LACHOWICZ of Kennebec, LANGLEY of Hancock, MASON of Androscoggin, MAZUREK of Knox, MILLETT of Cumberland, PATRICK of Oxford, PLUMMER of Cumberland, SAVIELLO of Franklin, SHERMAN of Aroostook, THIBODEAU of Waldo, THOMAS of Somerset, TUTTLE of York, VALENTINO of York, WHITTEMORE of Somerset, WOODBURY of Cumberland, YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot) (Approved for introduction by a majority of the Legislative Council pursuant to Joint Rule 214)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE PRESIDENT OF THE
UNITED STATES AND CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
TO ADOPT THE VETERANS REMEMBERED FLAG IN HONOR
OF ALL VETERANS

 

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

 

WHEREAS, there are flags for all branches of the Armed Forces of the United States and there is a flag for prisoners of war and those missing in action, but there is no flag to honor the millions of former military personnel who have served our nation; and

 

WHEREAS, a flag is a symbol of recognition for a group or an ideal, and veterans compose a group, certainly represent an ideal and surely deserve their own symbol; and

 

WHEREAS, the estimated 20,400,000 veterans, affiliated and unaffiliated with veterans' organizations, who have served in our nation's military compose a significant portion of our nation's population; and

 

WHEREAS, there is now a flag that has been designed and created to honor the veterans of the United States called the Veterans Remembered Flag, and displaying and flying a Veterans Remembered Flag would honor the lives of millions of individuals who have served our country in times of war, peace and national crisis; and

 

WHEREAS, a Veterans Remembered Flag would memorialize and honor past, present and future veterans and provide an enduring symbol to support tomorrow's veterans today; and

 

WHEREAS, displaying and flying a Veterans Remembered Flag would fill the need for a flag honoring all veterans who have served in our nation's armed forces; and

 

WHEREAS, the symbolism of this unique flag's design would be all-inclusive, would pay respect to all branches of the military and to the history of our nation and would honor those who have lived, and died, serving our nation; and

 

WHEREAS, the design of the flag honors the founding of our nation through the 13 stars that emanate from the hoist of the flag and lead to the large red star that represents our nation and the five branches of our nation's military, the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marines and the Coast Guard; and

 

WHEREAS, the white star on the flag symbolizes veterans' dedication to service, the blue star on the flag honors all the men and women who have served in our nation's military and the central gold star on the flag memorializes those who have fallen defending our nation; and

 

WHEREAS, the blue stripe that bears the title of the flag honors the loyalty of veterans to our nation, flag and government, and the green field on the flag represents the hallowed ground where fallen veterans rest eternally; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED: That We, your Memorialists, request that the President of the United States and the United States Congress work together to support adoption of the Veterans Remembered Flag to honor our nation's veterans; and be it further

 

RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the Honorable Barack H. Obama, President of the United States, to the President of the United States Senate, to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and to each Member of the Maine Congressional Delegation.

 

 

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(4-2) On motion of Representative CRAFTS of Lisbon, the following Joint Resolution: (H.P. 1112) (Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, BEAULIEU of Auburn, BENNETT of Kennebunk, BLACK of Wilton, CAMPBELL of Orrington, CHASE of Wells, COTTA of China, CRAY of Palmyra, CROCKETT of Bethel, DAVIS of Sangerville, DOAK of Columbia Falls, DUPREY of Hampden, ESPLING of New Gloucester, FITZPATRICK of Houlton, FREDETTE of Newport, GIFFORD of Lincoln, GILLWAY of Searsport, GUERIN of Glenburn, HARVELL of Farmington, JACKSON of Oxford, JOHNSON of Greenville, KESCHL of Belgrade, KINNEY of Limington, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, LONG of Sherman, MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach, MAKER of Calais, MALABY of Hancock, McCLELLAN of Raymond, McELWEE of Caribou, NEWENDYKE of Litchfield, PARRY of Arundel, PEASE of Morrill, PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford, POULIOT of Augusta, REED of Carmel, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TURNER of Burlington, TYLER of Windham, VOLK of Scarborough, WALLACE of Dexter, WEAVER of York, WILLETTE of Mapleton, WILSON of Augusta, WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro, WINSOR of Norway, WOOD of Sabattus, Senators: BURNS of Washington, COLLINS of York, CUSHING of Penobscot, FLOOD of Kennebec, HAMPER of Oxford, KATZ of Kennebec, LANGLEY of Hancock, PLUMMER of Cumberland, SHERMAN of Aroostook, THIBODEAU of Waldo, THOMAS of Somerset, WHITTEMORE of Somerset, YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL

 

WHEREAS, the Charter of the United Nations recognizes the continued validity of rights granted by the League of Nations in 1922 to states or peoples that already existed under international instruments and this action was affirmed by both Houses of the United States Congress; and

 

WHEREAS, the State of Israel declared its independence and statehood on May 14, 1948 and the United States immediately recognized the State of Israel's independence and was the first country to do so; and

 

WHEREAS, the establishment of the State of Israel as a modern homeland for the Jewish people followed the extermination of more than 6 million European Jews during the Holocaust; and

 

WHEREAS, since the country's establishment, the Israeli people have built one of the world's most dynamic cultural, economic, agricultural and intellectual societies while confronting constant terrorism, the immense pressures of imminent war, constant missile barrages, economic boycotts and ostracism from much of the international community; and

 

WHEREAS, in spite of these adversities, the State of Israel has established a strong democratic political system that guarantees its people freedom of speech, freedom of the press, fair and open elections and respect for the rule of law for Jews and Arabs alike; and

 

WHEREAS, at great financial and social cost, the State of Israel has welcomed millions of immigrants from around the world and has made great strides in assimilating these immigrants into Israeli life and society; and

 

WHEREAS, the United States and the citizens of Maine share democratic values, common strategic interests and bonds of friendship and mutual respect with the State of Israel, which is our greatest friend and only true ally in the Middle East; and

 

WHEREAS, Maine has had connections with the State of Israel since 1866, when families from Jonesport, Maine established a colony in Jaffa, and in 2004 the houses built by the colonists from Jonesport, Maine were restored to commemorate this historic colony and, for those efforts, a couple from Maine was awarded the Maine Preservation Award; and

 

WHEREAS, Maine has economic ties to the State of Israel, had nearly $11 million in exports of goods and services to the State of Israel in 2011 and over $207 million since 1996 and there exists a potential for many more research and business ties through available Israeli grants; and

 

WHEREAS, the 4,000-year history of the Jewish people and their land is documented in great detail in the Jewish Torah and throughout the Christian Bible; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to:

 

1. Reaffirm the strong bonds that have connected the people of Maine and of the United States to the people and State of Israel;

2. Commend the people of the State of Israel for their remarkable achievements in building a successful democratic nation and strong economy despite constant opposition and adversity;

3. Express our outrage regarding all terrorist acts perpetrated against the Israeli people, especially the bold and blatant declaration by the enemies of the State of Israel to destroy the small country, the same enemies who declare they will destroy the United States; and

4. Express strong support and a steadfast commitment to the security, welfare and survival of the sovereign State of Israel and recognize its right to secure its borders and to act in self-defense to protect its citizens from acts of terrorism.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

(5-1) Ciara Tolman, of Lincoln, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Mattanawcook Academy. We extend our congratulations to Ciara on this achievement;

 

(HLS 283)

Presented by Representative GIFFORD of Lincoln.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot, Representative TURNER of Burlington.

 

 

(5-2) Mitchell Shelby, of Maxfield, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Mattanawcook Academy. Mitchell 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 Mitchell on his achievements;

 

(HLS 284)

Presented by Representative GIFFORD of Lincoln.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot, Representative TURNER of Burlington.

 

 

(5-3) the Hollis Center Library Association, in celebration of its 100th Anniversary. The association was incorporated on June 19, 1913. We extend our congratulations to the Hollis Center Library Association on its centennial celebration and send the association our best wishes;

 

(HLS 285)

Presented by Representative MAREAN of Hollis.

Cosponsored by Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland.

 

 

(5-4) Madison Gilbert Bodine, of China, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 479, 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. We extend our congratulations to Madison on this achievement;

 

(HLS 286)

Presented by Representative COTTA of China.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

(6-1) Majority Report of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Restore to Jimmy J. Soucy the Right To Maintain Existing Structures on Property in Sinclair"

(S.P. 95) (L.D. 262)

Signed:

 

Representatives:
BLACK of Wilton
CRAY of Palmyra
HICKMAN of Winthrop
JONES of Freedom
KENT of Woolwich
MAREAN of Hollis
NOON of Sanford

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

 

Signed:

Senators:
JACKSON of Aroostook
BOYLE of Cumberland
SHERMAN of Aroostook

Representatives:
DILL of Old Town
SAUCIER of Presque Isle
TIMBERLAKE of Turner

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

 

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(6-2) Majority Report of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-85) on Bill "An Act To Provide Increased Opportunities on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway"

(S.P. 102) (L.D. 269)

Signed:

Senators:
JACKSON of Aroostook
BOYLE of Cumberland
SHERMAN of Aroostook

Representatives:
DILL of Old Town
CRAY of Palmyra
HICKMAN of Winthrop
KENT of Woolwich
MAREAN of Hollis
SAUCIER of Presque Isle
TIMBERLAKE of Turner

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

 

Signed:

Representatives:
BLACK of Wilton
JONES of Freedom
NOON of Sanford

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-85).

 

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(6-3) Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Amend the Junior Hunting License Requirements"

(S.P. 254) (L.D. 705)

Signed:

Senator:
DUTREMBLE of York

Representatives:
BRIGGS of Mexico
CRAFTS of Lisbon
DAVIS of Sangerville
ESPLING of New Gloucester
KUSIAK of Fairfield
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" (S-82) on same Bill.

 

Signed:

Senator:
BURNS of Washington

Representatives:
SHAW of Standish
EVANGELOS of Friendship

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 JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-90) on Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Pertaining to Staff in the Office of the Attorney General"

(S.P. 350) (L.D. 1025)

Signed:

Senators:
VALENTINO of York
BURNS of Washington
TUTTLE of York

Representatives:
PRIEST of Brunswick
DeCHANT of Bath
MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth
MOONEN of Portland
MORIARTY of Cumberland

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

 

Signed:

Representatives:
BEAULIEU of Auburn
CROCKETT of Bethel
GUERIN of Glenburn
PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford
VILLA of Harrison

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-90).

 

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(6-5) Ten Members of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY report in Report "A" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-86) on Bill "An Act To Provide Economic Development in Aroostook County through Expanded Sale and Lease of State-owned Land"

(S.P. 186) (L.D. 493)

 

 

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
NOON of Sanford
SAUCIER of Presque Isle

Two Members of the same Committee report in Report "B" Ought Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

Signed:

 

Representatives:
JONES of Freedom
MAREAN of Hollis

One Member of the same Committee reports in Report "C" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-88) on same Bill.

 

Signed:

 

Representative:
TIMBERLAKE of Turner

 

Comes from the Senate with Report "A" OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-86).

 

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(6-6) Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Concerning Absentee Ballots"

(H.P. 855) (L.D. 1211)

Signed:

Senators:
TUTTLE of York
MASON of Androscoggin
PATRICK of Oxford

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

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

 

Signed:

Representative:
GIFFORD of Lincoln

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(6-7) Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass 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)

Signed:

Senators:
LACHOWICZ of Kennebec
GERZOFSKY of Cumberland

Representatives:
GRAHAM of North Yarmouth
BOLAND of Sanford
BOLDUC of Auburn
COTTA of China
HAYES of Buckfield

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

 

Signed:

Senator:
COLLINS of York

Representatives:
CHENETTE of Saco
MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach
NADEAU of Winslow
NADEAU of Fort Kent
PEASE of Morrill

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(6-8) Majority Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-182) on Bill "An Act To Ensure Landfill Capacity and Promote Recycling"

(H.P. 971) (L.D. 1363)

Signed:

Senator:
GRATWICK of Penobscot

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

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

 

Signed:

Senators:
BOYLE of Cumberland
SAVIELLO of Franklin

Representative:
LONG of Sherman

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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. 352) (L.D. 1038) Bill "An Act To Make the State's Uniform Commercial Code Compatible with the Federal Electronic Fund Transfer Act" (EMERGENCY) Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass

 

(7-2) (S.P. 442) (L.D. 1280) Bill "An Act Authorizing the Deorganization of the Town of Bancroft" Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-84)

 

(7-3) (H.P. 906) (L.D. 1267) Bill "An Act To Recodify the Land Surveyor Licensing Laws" Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass

 

(7-4) (H.P. 1007) (L.D. 1419) Bill "An Act To Allow a Setoff of a Third-party Bailor's Property under Certain Conditions" Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass

 

(7-5) (H.P. 346) (L.D. 527) Bill "An Act To Protect Elders and Vulnerable Adults from Exploitation" Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-189)

 

(7-6) (H.P. 491) (L.D. 719) Bill "An Act To Ensure Access to Information in the Property Tax Abatement and Appeals Process" Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-190)

 

(7-7) (H.P. 717) (L.D. 1019) Bill "An Act To Protect the State's Property Rights in Maine State Museum Research" (EMERGENCY) Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-188)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

(10-1) An Act To Strengthen Maine's Workforce and Economic Future

(S.P. 41) (L.D. 90)
(S. "A" S-83 to C. "A" S-71)

 

 

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 Provide Revenue to Veterans' Organizations and the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery System Care Fund from Table Game Revenue

(S.P. 58) (L.D. 169)
(C. "A" S-57)

 

 

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) An Act To Establish Municipal Cost Components for Unorganized Territory Services To Be Rendered in Fiscal Year 2013-14

(H.P. 867) (L.D. 1228)
(C. "A" H-167)

 

 

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, 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

(H.P. 231) (L.D. 322)
(C. "A" H-165)

 

 

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

 

(10-5) 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

(H.P. 625) (L.D. 902)

 

 

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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Mandate

 

(10-6) An Act To Allow Cooperative Housing Owners Who Are Blind To Qualify for the Property Tax Exemption

(S.P. 401) (L.D. 1164)
(C. "A" S-80)

 

 

Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed. In accordance with the provisions of Section 21 of Article IX of the Constitution, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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Acts

 

(10-7) An Act To Make Permanent the Reciprocal Agreement between Maine and Other States Regarding a Snowmobile Weekend

(S.P. 61) (L.D. 172)
(C. "A" S-61)

 

(10-8) An Act To Remove the Rangeley Plantation Sanctuary from the List of Wildlife Sanctuaries

(S.P. 62) (L.D. 173)

 

(10-9) An Act To Exempt Persons Who Serve in the Armed Forces from the Requirement To Take a Hunter Safety Course To Obtain a Hunting License

(H.P. 216) (L.D. 307)
(C. "A" H-136)

 

(10-10) An Act To Update the Maine Emergency Management Laws

(S.P. 121) (L.D. 326)
(C. "A" S-73)

 

(10-11) An Act To Amend the State General Permit Process for Tidal Power To Remove a Conflict with a Federal Permit Requirement

(S.P. 169) (L.D. 437)
(C. "A" S-62)

 

(10-12) An Act To Amend and Clarify Certain Education Laws

(H.P. 335) (L.D. 485)
(C. "A" H-149)

 

(10-13) An Act To Require the Development of a Statewide Approach to Seaweed Management

(H.P. 404) (L.D. 585)
(C. "A" H-126)

 

(10-14) An Act To Include Archery Hunting Licenses among the Complimentary Licenses Issued to a Member of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe, Nation or Band

(H.P. 419) (L.D. 600)

 

(10-15) An Act To Allow the Adjustment of the Assessment Rate for the Rural Medical Access Program

(S.P. 236) (L.D. 645)

 

(10-16) An Act To Increase Funding to Schools

(H.P. 459) (L.D. 667)
(H. "A" H-125)

 

(10-17) An Act To Amend the Workers' Compensation Self-insurance Laws

(S.P. 255) (L.D. 706)
(C. "A" S-74)

 

(10-18) An Act To Improve Organ Donation Awareness

(H.P. 586) (L.D. 835)
(C. "A" H-103)

 

(10-19) An Act To Establish Separate Geospatial Data Accounts for Use by the Maine Library of Geographic Information Board

(S.P. 302) (L.D. 877)
(S. "A" S-87 to C. "A" S-64)

 

(10-20) An Act To Improve the Unused Pharmaceutical Disposal Program

(S.P. 306) (L.D. 881)

 

(10-21) An Act To Exempt the Sale of the United States Flag from the Sales Tax

(H.P. 693) (L.D. 979)
(C. "A" H-122)

 

(10-22) An Act To Amend the Charter of the Ashland Water and Sewer District

(S.P. 351) (L.D. 1026)
(C. "A" S-69)

 

(10-23) An Act To Amend the Social Work Education Loan Repayment Program

(H.P. 731) (L.D. 1036)
(C. "A" H-111)

 

(10-24) An Act To Revise Maine's Unemployment Compensation Laws

(H.P. 884) (L.D. 1250)
(C. "A" H-160)

 

(10-25) An Act To Strengthen Maine's Assent Language for Participation in the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act

(H.P. 904) (L.D. 1265)

 

(10-26) An Act To Encourage High School Students To Complete Community Service

(H.P. 917) (L.D. 1290)
(C. "A" H-148)

 

(10-27) An Act To Further Reduce Student Hunger

(S.P. 472) (L.D. 1353)
(C. "A" S-70)

 

(10-28) An Act To Require Public Schools To Offer Instruction Related to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the Use of an Automated External Defibrillator

(H.P. 974) (L.D. 1366)
(C. "A" H-164)

 

 

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

 

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Resolves

 

(10-29) Resolve, Directing the Department of Environmental Protection To Develop Quantitative Odor Management Standards

(H.P. 116) (L.D. 141)
(C. "A" H-144; S. "A" S-89)

 

(10-30) Resolve, To Provide Consistency in Rules of the Department of Education Regarding Visual and Performing Arts Requirements for High School Graduation

(H.P. 138) (L.D. 178)
(C. "A" H-156)

 

(10-31) Resolve, Directing the Board of Dental Examiners To Amend Its Rules To Improve Access to Oral Health Care in Maine

(S.P. 85) (L.D. 249)
(C. "A" S-65)

 

(10-32) Resolve, Directing the Workers' Compensation Board To Study Improving Protections for Injured Workers Whose Employers Have Wrongfully Not Secured Workers' Compensation Payments

(S.P. 176) (L.D. 444)
(C. "A" S-75)

 

(10-33) Resolve, To Increase Awareness of Food Allergies in Public Schools

(H.P. 465) (L.D. 673)
(C. "A" H-158)

 

(10-34) Resolve, Directing the Secretary of State To Study the Need for a State Regulatory Process for Scrap Metal Dealers

(H.P. 560) (L.D. 809)
(C. "A" H-147)

 

(10-35) Resolve, Directing the Bureau of Insurance To Amend Its Rules Pertaining to 3rd-party Notice of Cancellation

(H.P. 599) (L.D. 848)
(C. "A" H-152)

 

(10-36) 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

(S.P. 330) (L.D. 985)
(C. "A" S-78)

 

(10-37) Resolve, Authorizing the State Tax Assessor To Convey the Interest of the State in Certain Real Estate in the Unorganized Territory

(S.P. 508) (L.D. 1414)
(C. "A" S-72)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, May 16, 2013, have preference in the Orders of the Day and continue with such preference until disposed of as provided by House Rule 502.

 

 

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

(HLS 12)

 

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

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Expression of Legislative Sentiment in Memory of Major Gregory W. Sanborn, Deputy Chief Game Warden, of Sidney

(SLS 108)

 

- In Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

TABLED - March 26, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - ADOPTION.

 

 

 

 

 

3. 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. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

8. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

9. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

10. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

11. 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)

 

TABLED - May 16, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

PENDING - FINAL PASSAGE. (Roll Call Ordered)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE JUNE 19, 2013

 

NOTICE

 

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

 

(1) From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Authorize the Suspension of a Concealed Handgun Permit"

(H.P. 152) (L.D. 191)

 

Ought Not to Pass (11 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-187) (2 members)

 

(2) From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Protect Farm Animals from Noise from the Discharge of Fireworks or Explosives"

(H.P. 306) (L.D. 456)

 

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

 

(3) From the Committee on Health and Human Services on Bill "An Act To Inform Persons of the Options for the Treatment of Lyme Disease"

(H.P. 416) (L.D. 597)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-184) (11 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-185) (2 members)

 

(4) From the Committee on Judiciary on Bill "An Act To Nullify the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010"

(H.P. 472) (L.D. 680)

 

Ought Not to Pass (11 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-186) (2 members)

 

 

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

Monday, May 20, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

(2-1) The Following Communication: (H.C. 168)

 

and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0001

 

May 17, 2013

 

The 126th Legislature of the State of Maine

State House

Augusta, Maine

 

Dear Honorable Members of the 126th Legislature:

 

Under the authority vested in me by Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, I am hereby vetoing LD 319, "Resolve, To Direct the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Revenue Services To Report on Conformity with the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement."

 

Joining the streamlined sales tax agreement would present a number of issues for Maine, creating conformity questions and adding another layer of bureaucracy to be addressed when making statutory changes. The agreement is useful as a guide, but Maine can make the right decisions by itself. The underlying problem unequal taxation between various sales channels is best addressed at the federal level and I would encourage the Legislature to reach out to Congress with your concerns.

 

Additionally, executive branch agencies have limited resources and the scope of this study would require significant time and effort on an open-ended policy matter. If the Legislature wants to pursue this study, it should look to its own office of fiscal review or provide my agencies with additional funding for the efforts. Otherwise, it is merely an unfunded mandate on the executive branch.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 319 unsigned and vetoed. I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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(2-2) The accompanying item Resolve, To Direct the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Revenue Services To Report on Conformity with the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement

(H.P. 228) (L.D. 319)
(C. "A" H-81)

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126th Legislature
First Regular Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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Monday, May 20, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

(1-1) Bill "An Act To Make Technical Changes to Maine's Marine Resources Laws and Elver Enforcement Mechanisms"

(S.P. 588) (L.D. 1545)

 

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

 

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

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

Monday, May 20, 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. 475) (L.D. 1356) Bill "An Act To Improve the Statutes Governing Road Associations" Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass

 

(7-2) (S.P. 518) (L.D. 1432) Bill "An Act To Revise the Laws of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy" Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass

 

(7-3) (S.P. 304) (L.D. 879) Bill "An Act To Increase State Wildlife Revenues and Grow the Hunting and Fishing Industries" Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-92)

 

(7-4) (S.P. 483) (L.D. 1376) Bill "An Act To Ensure the Choice of a Pharmacy for Injured Employees under the Workers' Compensation Act of 1992" Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-93)

 

(7-5) (H.P. 1065) (L.D. 1484) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Weight Tolerance for Certain Vehicles" Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass

 

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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

Monday, May 20, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

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. 215) (L.D. 306) Bill "An Act To Exempt Members of the Penobscot Nation, the Passamaquoddy Tribe, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and the Aroostook Band of Micmacs from Special Training Requirements for Archery and Trapping" (EMERGENCY) Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass

 

(7-2) (H.P. 232) (L.D. 323) Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education (EMERGENCY) Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-191)

 

(7-3) (H.P. 251) (L.D. 346) Bill "An Act To Require the Collection of Sales Tax by any Business Making Sales to Persons in Maine" Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-194)

 

(7-4) (H.P. 382) (L.D. 563) Bill "An Act To Clarify Tax Increment Financing" Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-193)

 

(7-5) (H.P. 978) (L.D. 1370) Bill "An Act To Exempt from Sales Tax the Sales of Adaptive Equipment To Make a Vehicle Handicapped Accessible" Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-192)

 

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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

Monday, May 20, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

(6-1) Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Authorize the Suspension of a Concealed Handgun Permit"

(H.P. 152) (L.D. 191)

Signed:

Senators:
GERZOFSKY of Cumberland
DUTREMBLE of York
PLUMMER of Cumberland

Representatives:
DION of Portland
CASAVANT of Biddeford
LAJOIE of Lewiston
LONG of Sherman
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-187) on same Bill.

 

Signed:

Representatives:
KAENRATH of South Portland
MARKS of Pittston

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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

Monday, May 20, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 6

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

(6-1) Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-184) on Bill "An Act To Inform Persons of the Options for the Treatment of Lyme Disease"

(H.P. 416) (L.D. 597)

Signed:

Senators:
CRAVEN of Androscoggin
HAMPER of Oxford
LACHOWICZ of Kennebec

Representatives:
FARNSWORTH of Portland
CASSIDY of Lubec
GATTINE of Westbrook
MALABY of Hancock
McELWEE of Caribou
SANDERSON of Chelsea
SIROCKI of Scarborough
STUCKEY of Portland

Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-185) on same Bill.

 

Signed:

Representatives:
DORNEY of Norridgewock
PRINGLE of Windham

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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

Monday, May 20, 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 Nullify the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010"

(H.P. 472) (L.D. 680)

Signed:

Senators:
VALENTINO of York
BURNS of Washington
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-186) on same Bill.

 

Signed:

Representatives:
GUERIN of Glenburn
PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford

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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

Monday, May 20, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 8

 

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 Protect Farm Animals from Noise from the Discharge of Fireworks or Explosives"

(H.P. 306) (L.D. 456)

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

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

Monday, May 20, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 9

 

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. 1089) (L.D. 1516) Bill "An Act To Allow Certain Military Personnel To Administer Oaths and Perform the Duties of a Notary Public" Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass

 

(7-2) (H.P. 9) (L.D. 5) Bill "An Act To Make Changes to the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund" Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-198)

 

(7-3) (H.P. 1004) (L.D. 1408) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Secession by a Municipality from a County" (EMERGENCY) Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-197)

 

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NOTICE

 

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

 

(1) From the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Change the Schedule for the Beginning of the Biennial Budget Cycle"

(H.P. 58) (L.D. 80)

 

Ought Not to Pass (6 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-200) (5 members)

 

(2) From the Committee on State and Local Government on Resolve, Authorizing the Sale of Certain Property in Augusta to Motivational Services, Inc.

(H.P. 245) (L.D. 340)

 

Ought Not to Pass (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-201) (1 member)

 

(3) From the Committee on State and Local Government on Bill "An Act To Improve Access to Public Land Records"

(H.P. 315) (L.D. 465)

 

Ought Not to Pass (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-199) (1 member)