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House Calendar
COMMUNICATIONS
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
SENATE PAPERS
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 5
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 6
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 8
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 9
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 10
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 11
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 12
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 13
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 15
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


45th Legislative Day

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by The Very Reverend Doctor Benjamin Shambaugh, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland.

 

            National Anthem by Mt. Blue Voices, Mt. Blue High School, Farmington.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Doug Collins, M.D., North Yarmouth.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.P. 1116)

 

TOWN OF HOULTON

21 WATER STREET

HOULTON, MAINE 04730

 

HOULTON TOWN COUNCIL RESOLVE IN OPPOSITION TO THE ELIMINATION OF STATE REVENUE SHARING AND OTHER PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS

 

WHEREAS, the Houlton Town Council has reviewed the proposed budget submitted by the Governor for the 2014-2015 biennium; and,

 

WHEREAS, his budget proposal would effectively eliminate or drastically curtail many programs that were implemented over many years to provide property tax relief to residents and businesses throughout every Maine community; and,

 

WHEREAS, these programs include the elimination of State Revenue Sharing, elimination of the Circuit Breaker and Homestead Exemption programs for those under 65, elimination of the BETR program, confiscation of commercial excise taxes, and transfer half of the teachers' normal retirement costs onto the local schools; and,

 

WHEREAS, the total dollar impact on the Town of Houlton would be approximately $1,400,000 and would increase the Town's mil rate by just under 25% if these reductions were implemented and no local budget reductions could be made to offset some of the likely property tax increase;

 

NOW, THEREFORE,

 

IT IS RESOLVED that the Houlton Town Council, in session assembled on May 13, 2013, hereby calls upon the Maine State Legislature to oppose the above noted eliminations, confiscations, and transfers that would have the impact of raising property taxes significantly and threatening the Town's ability to deliver important local services.

 

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that the Houlton Town Council calls upon the Legislature to maintain the above municipal programs intact due to their primary purpose to lower property taxes for residents and businesses and to not impose additional property taxes to fund the teachers' retirement system.

 

Date:  May 13, 2013

 

S/Paul J. Cleary, Chairman

S/Susan M. Tortello, Secretary

S/Daniel C. Peabody

S/John H. Fitzpatrick

S/John White, Jr.

S/Robert P. Hannigan

 

A Tue Copy:  Attest S/Cathy J. O'Leary, Town Clerk

May 17, 2013

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 363)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

May 20, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

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

 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, the nominations of Honorable Susan E. Morissette of Winslow and Amy R. Fowler of Palermo for appointment to the State Board of Corrections.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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            (4-1)  On motion of Representative BRIGGS of Mexico, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 1115) (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, BROOKS of Winterport, CAMPBELL of Newfield, CAMPBELL of Orrington, CAREY of Lewiston, CASAVANT of Biddeford, CASSIDY of Lubec, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, CHASE of Wells, CHENETTE of Saco, CHIPMAN of Portland, CLARK of Easton, COOPER of Yarmouth, COTTA of China, CRAFTS of Lisbon, CRAY of Palmyra, CROCKETT of Bethel, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DAVIS of Sangerville, DeCHANT of Bath, DEVIN of Newcastle, DICKERSON of Rockland, DILL of Old Town, DION of Portland, DOAK of Columbia Falls, DORNEY of Norridgewock, DUNPHY of Embden, DUPREY of Hampden, ESPLING of New Gloucester, EVANGELOS of Friendship, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, FARNSWORTH of Portland, FITZPATRICK of Houlton, FOWLE of Vassalboro, FREDETTE of Newport, FREY of Bangor, GATTINE of Westbrook, GIDEON of Freeport, GIFFORD of Lincoln, GILBERT of Jay, GILLWAY of Searsport, GOODE of Bangor, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, GRANT of Gardiner, GUERIN of Glenburn, HAMANN of South Portland, HARLOW of Portland, HARVELL of Farmington, HAYES of Buckfield, HERBIG of Belfast, HICKMAN of Winthrop, HOBBINS of Saco, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, JACKSON of Oxford, JOHNSON of Eddington, JOHNSON of Greenville, JONES of Freedom, JORGENSEN of Portland, KAENRATH of South Portland, KENT of Woolwich, KESCHL of Belgrade, KINNEY of Limington, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, KORNFIELD of Bangor, KRUGER of Thomaston, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, KUSIAK of Fairfield, LAJOIE of Lewiston, LIBBY of Waterboro, LIBBY of Lewiston, LOCKMAN of Amherst, LONG of Sherman, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach, MacDONALD of Boothbay, MAKER of Calais, MALABY of Hancock, MAREAN of Hollis, MARKS of Pittston, MASON of Topsham, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McCABE of Skowhegan, McCLELLAN of Raymond, McELWEE of Caribou, McGOWAN of York, McLEAN of Gorham, MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, MOONEN of Portland, MORIARTY of Cumberland, MORRISON of South Portland, NADEAU of 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, 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)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MAY 2013 AS LYME DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

 

            WHEREAS, the health and well-being of the citizens of the State are of paramount importance and Lyme disease is a common but frequently misunderstood illness that, if not caught early and treated properly, can cause serious health problems; and

 

            WHEREAS, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lyme disease was identified and named in 1977, when arthritis was observed in a cluster of children in and around Lyme, Connecticut, and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists designated Lyme disease as a nationally notifiable disease in January 1991; and

 

            WHEREAS, Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne disease in the United States and is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, which is usually transmitted by the bite of a tick.  Children 5 to 9 years of age and adults in their 50s and 60s comprise the age groups at the highest risk; and

 

            WHEREAS, Lyme disease early on can cause rashes and flu-like symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, headaches and fatigue but can be treated with antibiotics if caught early.  Unfortunately the disease often goes undetected because it mimics other illnesses or may be misdiagnosed; and

 

            WHEREAS, if left untreated, Lyme disease can lead to severe heart, neurological, eye and joint problems because the bacteria can affect many different organs and organ systems; and

 

            WHEREAS, the best protection against Lyme disease is to wear light-colored clothing, with pants tucked into socks when outdoors, and to check oneself carefully for ticks when going back inside; and

 

            WHEREAS, epidemiologists have seen increases in the number of diagnoses of Lyme disease over the past 5 years and the state case rate for Lyme disease in Maine reached a record high in 2012 at 83.7 cases per 100,000 persons, with 1,111 Maine residents diagnosed with probable and confirmed cases of the disease; and

 

            WHEREAS, Lyme disease accounts for 95% of all vector-borne infections in the United States and the ticks that spread Lyme disease also spread other diseases, such as ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis and babesiosis, and the presence of other tick-borne diseases clouds the diagnostic and treatment picture; and

 

            WHEREAS, Lyme disease is the 6th most common nationally notifiable disease and yet the disease does not occur nationwide and is concentrated heavily in the Northeast and upper Midwest, with 96% of Lyme disease cases being reported from 13 states; and

 

            WHEREAS, during 2011, there were 33,097 new cases nationally of confirmed and probable cases of Lyme disease, adding to the hundreds of thousands of confirmed cases of this disease; and

 

            WHEREAS, having a Lyme Disease Awareness Month provides an opportunity to focus on this significant and complex disease; to provide information on and raise public awareness of its causes, effects and treatments; and to underscore important education and research efforts surrounding Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases; 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, recognize that May 2013 is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in order to make our citizens more aware of this prevalent disease; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Jamie Miller, of Ellsworth, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 86, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  For his Eagle Scout service project, Jamie constructed 4 wooden flag disposal boxes and placed them throughout Ellsworth.  Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars collect the worn United States flags for proper disposal.  We extend our congratulations to Jamie on this achievement;

 

(SLS 331)

 

 

            (5-2)  Kristopher Kelley, of Jonesport, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Jonesport-Beals High School.  Kristopher has distinguished himself academically and as a leader throughout his high school career.  He is a member of the National Honor Society, is the Student Council president, attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security and has been active with many extracurricular activities.  He has also distinguished himself by having perfect attendance since kindergarten.  We extend our congratulations to Kristopher for his outstanding achievement and wish him continued success in his future endeavors;

 

(SLS 332)

 

 

            (5-3)  Lauren Ramsey, of Addison, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Narraguagus High School.  Lauren has distinguished herself academically and as a leader throughout her high school career.  She has been class president all 4 years of high school and is president of the National Honor Society.  She received the Golden Apple Award and numerous individual class awards.  Lauren has been active with many sports and extracurricular activities, including Math Team, French Club, Outdoor Club and the student mentor program.  We extend our congratulations to Lauren for her outstanding achievement and wish her continued success in her future endeavors;

 

(SLS 333)

 

 

            (5-4)  Robbi Carver, of Beals, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Jonesport-Beals High School.  Robbi has distinguished herself academically and as a leader throughout her high school career.  She is a member of the National Honor Society, is the senior class president and is a recipient of a 2013 Principal's Award from the Maine Principals' Association.  She has received many academic awards and has served as class president and class treasurer and as a student council representative.  Robbi has also been active in numerous extracurricular activities.  We extend our congratulations to Robbi for her outstanding achievement and wish her continued success in her future endeavors;

 

(SLS 334)

 

 

            (5-5)  Lindsey Collora, of Columbia, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Narraguagus High School.  Lindsey has distinguished herself academically and as a leader throughout her high school career.  She has been vice-president of the National Honor Society, a class officer all 4 years of high school and a 3-year member of the Downeast Athletic Conference Student Leadership Advisory Panel.  Lindsey received the Golden Apple Award from the Maine Education Association, a 2013 Principal's Award from the Maine Principals' Association, the Phi Beta Kappa Academic Achievement Award from the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Maine and numerous individual class awards.  She has been active in many sports and extracurricular activities.  We extend our congratulations to Lindsey for her outstanding achievements and wish her continued success in her future endeavors;

 

(SLS 335)

 

 

            (5-6)  Lisbon Area Christian Outreach, which has been selected to receive the 2013 Maine Spirit of America Tribute, which honors the efforts of volunteers in more than 30 cities and towns in Maine.  In 2012, Lisbon Area Christian Outreach, which serves the residents of Lisbon, Durham and Bowdoin, helped to feed nearly 6,000 adults and 2,700 children through its food pantry, provided funds to help heat homes and provided clothing to families in need.  We congratulate the organization on its receiving this well-deserved tribute;

 

(SLS 336)

 

 

            (5-7)  Emily Morse, of Machias, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Machias Memorial High School.  Emily has achieved high academic success through hard work and dedication to her studies throughout her high school career.  She has consistently been named to the honor roll, is a member of the National Honor Society, was a Student of the Quarter recipient and was named an AP scholar and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa society in her junior year.  We extend our congratulations to Emily for her outstanding achievement and wish her continued success in her future endeavors;

 

(SLS 337)

 

 

            (5-8)  Catherine "Katie" Morse, of Machias, for being named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Machias Memorial High School.  Through hard work and continued dedication to her studies throughout her high school career, Katie has consistently been named to the honor roll and has received numerous classroom awards for academic excellence.  She is the recipient of a 2013 Maine Principal's Award, a member of the National Honor Society, a Student of the Quarter recipient and was named an AP scholar in her junior year.  We extend our congratulations to Katie for her outstanding achievement and wish her continued success in her future endeavors;

 

(SLS 338)

 

 

            (5-9)  Jake Hoops, of Baileyville, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Woodland Junior-Senior High School.  Jake has distinguished himself academically by consistently maintaining a high honors average throughout his high school career.  He has served as a student council member for 3 years, has been a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and has been a member of the math team for 3 years.  We extend our congratulations to Jake for his outstanding achievement and wish him continued success in his future endeavors;

 

(SLS 339)

 

 

            (5-10)  Clarence "Clay" Peter White III, of Brookton, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Woodland Junior-Senior High School.  Clay has distinguished himself academically by maintaining a high honors average throughout his high school career.  He is the recipient of the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, the Phi Beta Kappa Certificate of Recognition and the Dartmouth Alumni Book Club Award.  He has received the Overall Achievement award in chemistry, honors English and marine biology.  He is also a recipient of a 2013 Principal's Award from the Maine Principals' Association and is a National Merit Scholarship winner.  We extend our congratulations to Clay for his outstanding achievement and wish him continued success in his future endeavors;

 

(SLS 340)

 

 

            (5-11)  Martha Nutting Roberts, of Alfred, on the celebration of her 100th birthday, May 19, 2013.  Mrs. Roberts and her husband, Eugene, raised 3 children.  Mrs. Roberts was a substitute teacher and was a volunteer librarian at the Parson's Memorial Library in Alfred.  She remains active in the Alfred community.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mrs. Roberts on this very special occasion;

 

(SLS 341)

 

 

            (5-12)  Douglas R. Oliver, of Farmington, on the occasion of his 50th anniversary with the Farmington Fire Department.  Mr. Oliver became a member of the Farmington Fire Department on May 7, 1963.  We extend our appreciation to Mr. Oliver for his dedication to the citizens of Farmington and congratulate him on this very special occasion;

 

(SLS 342)

 

 

            (5-13)  Gregory Roux, of Farmington, on his retirement after 20 years with the Farmington Fire Department.  We thank Mr. Roux for his commitment to the citizens of Farmington and wish him well in his retirement;

 

(SLS 343)

 

 

            (5-14)  Richard Chabot, of Farmington, on his retirement after 25 years of dedicated service with the Farmington Fire Department.  We extend our appreciation to Mr. Chabot for his commitment to the citizens of Farmington and wish him well in his retirement;

 

(SLS 344)

 

 

            (5-15)  Brianna Hall, of Rangeley, a junior at Rangeley Lakes Regional School, on her winning the 2013 Congressional Art Competition within the Second Congressional District.  Winning students are chosen by the Maine Arts Commission and are flown to Washington, D.C. to participate in an opening ceremony.  Brianna's work will be on display at the United States Capitol for one year.  We congratulate Brianna on her accomplishment and on her receiving this honor, and send her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 345)

 

 

            (5-16)  the top graduating students of the 2013 graduating class of Mt. Blue High School, in Farmington:  Ryan Flanagan, Makenzie Thompson, Amy Hilton, Ruth Leopold, Abigail Lochala, Alyssa Williams, Mackenzie Conlogue, Andrew Ferrari, Laura Dunham, Erika Gray, Kristen Brown, Maryann Norton and Mali-Agat Obomsawin.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the students on their achievements;

 

(SLS 346)

 

 

            (5-17)  Dutch Treat, in Wilton, on its 50th anniversary of serving ice-cream treats to the community.  Incorporated on May 24, 1963, the business is well known for its quaint windmill.  We congratulate Dutch Treat and send our best wishes for continued success;

 

(SLS 347)

 

 

            (5-18)  Robert and Marge Sanborn, of Brownfield, on the occasion of their 60th Wedding Anniversary.  Mr. and Mrs. Sanborn were married on June 28, 1952.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this special anniversary;

 

(SLS 348)

 

 

            (5-19)  Cathy Grigsby, of Bridgton, who has been named the 2013 Maine Art Education Association's Elementary Art Teacher of the Year.  Ms. Grigsby is a teacher at Stevens Brook Elementary School and believes that everyone has the ability to either create or appreciate art.  She has spent nearly 3 decades helping young children tap into the world of art.  Ms. Grigsby has had more than 10 articles published in Arts and Activities magazine and works with the Bridgton Art Guild and Gallery 302.  We extend our congratulations to Ms. Grigsby on her receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 349)

 

 

            (5-20)  Maggie Whittemore, of Paris, who has been chosen to represent Maine as the Distinguished Young Woman of Maine for 2013.  The Maine competition is part of Distinguished Young Women, a national program that promotes and rewards talented young women throughout the United States.  As the Distinguished Young Woman of Maine, Maggie will serve as a role model for young people by spreading the Distinguished Young Women's message of "Be Your Best Self."  The program focuses on five principles:  Be Healthy, Be Involved, Be Studious, Be Ambitious and Be Responsible.  Maggie will be traveling to Mobile, Alabama along with 49 other state representatives to participate in personal development activities and community service projects before competing for the opportunity to become the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2013.  We extend our congratulations to Maggie on her earning this title and wish her luck in Mobile;

 

(SLS 350)

 

 

            (5-21)  Devin Bussell, of St. Albans, a senior at Nokomis Regional High School, who is a recipient of a 2013 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Devin on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 351)

 

 

            (5-22)  Harold Chase, of Dover-Foxcroft, on the occasion of his retirement after 30 years of service as a salesman with Rowell's Garage.  Prior to working for Rowell's Garage, Mr. Chase worked as a life insurance salesman for 13 years.  During his career, he sold many cars and made many friends.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Chase on his well-deserved retirement;

 

(SLS 352)

 

 

            (5-23)  Gabrielle Perkins, of Oakland, a senior at Messalonskee High School, who is the only American accepted this year into the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, one of the world's most prestigious ballet academies.  We extend our congratulations to Gabrielle on her achievement and send her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 354)

 

 

            (5-24)  Robert Raymond Dermody, of Shapleigh, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  For his Eagle Scout service project, Robert refurbished 12 park benches and organized moving them from Shapleigh Commons to the hiking trails and scenic lookouts of the town's 300-acre Williams property.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

 

(SLS 355)

 

 

            (5-25)  Comstock Woodlands, a logging and road construction services company headquartered in Hampden and based on the Golden Road in Comstock Township, on its being named the Forest Resources Association's National Outstanding Logger for 2013.  Comstock Woodlands employs nearly 40 loggers, all of whom are certified by Maine's Certified Logging Professional program.  We extend our congratulations to Comstock Woodlands on its receiving this well-deserved honor;

 

(SLS 356)

 

 

            (5-26)  Phil and Brenda Badger, of Hampden, who share the honor of having been named the 2013 Hampden Business Association Businessperson of the Year for their significant contributions to the quality of life in Hampden.  The Badgers, who are the owners of Hampden Electrical, which was founded in 1994, have donated their services to many Hampden community projects.  We extend our congratulations to Phil and Brenda Badger on their receiving this honor and send them our best wishes;

 

(SLS 357)

 

 

            (5-27)  Robert Jones, of South Berwick, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Marshwood High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Robert on this achievement;

 

(SLS 358)

 

 

            (5-28)  Eileen Macomber, of Kittery, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Traip Academy.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Eileen on this achievement;

 

(SLS 359)

 

 

            (5-29)  Andrew Purgiel, of South Berwick, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Marshwood High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Andrew on this achievement;

 

(SLS 360)

 

 

            (5-30)  Jessica Batchelder, of Kittery, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Traip Academy.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Jessica on this achievement;

 

(SLS 361)

 

 

            (5-31)  the following members of the Marshwood Girls Grade 5/6 Travel Basketball Team, who won the championship in 5 tournaments:  Jillian Land, Leah Glidden, Natalie Herbold, Fiona Scharff, Nathalie Clavette, Courtney Thim, Lily Clough, Irelan Nashwinter, Makenna Janes, Jordyn Beers, Grace Verrill, Alicia Richards, Noelle Barrett, assistant coach John Watson and coach Bob Fontaine.  We congratulate the team on this achievement;

 

(SLS 362)

 

 

            (5-32)  Cody Furbursh, of South Berwick, a senior at Marshwood High School, who is a recipient of a 2013 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Cody on his receiving this award;

 

(SLS 363)

 

 

            (5-33)  Richard Felt, of Woodstock, on the celebration of his 90th birthday, May 3, 2013.  Mr. Felt is a farmer and an accomplished musician.  He has brought joy to many throughout Western Maine with his live performances.  He still plays his guitar and his tune just gets sweeter with time.  He always has a ready smile and quick wit.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Felt on this very special occasion;

 

(HLS 287)

Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-34)  Jordyn Bell, of Dexter, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Dexter Regional High School.  We extend our congratulations to Jordyn on this achievement;

 

(HLS 288)

Presented by Representative WALLACE of Dexter.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-35)  Amanda Bennett, of Presque Isle, a senior at Presque Isle High School, who is a recipient of a 2013 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Amanda on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 289)

Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook, Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle.

 

 

            (5-36)  Kaylin Pellegrini, of Bangor, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Bangor Christian Schools.  We extend our congratulations to Kaylin on this achievement;

 

(HLS 290)

Presented by Representative GUERIN of Glenburn.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot, Representative GOODE of Bangor, Representative SCHNECK of Bangor, Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor, Representative FREY of Bangor, Representative REED of Carmel.

 

 

            (5-37)  Victoria Rollins, of Glenburn, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Bangor Christian Schools.  We extend our congratulations to Victoria on this achievement;

 

(HLS 291)

Presented by Representative GUERIN of Glenburn.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot, Representative GOODE of Bangor, Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot, Representative SCHNECK of Bangor, Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor, Representative FREY of Bangor, Representative REED of Carmel.

 

 

            (5-38)  Dan Carroll, Jr., of Sebec, on the occasion of his being named Maine's Warden of the Year for 2012.  Mr. Carroll entered the warden service as a deputy in 1985 and became a full warden in 1987.  We send him our appreciation for his commitment to the State and congratulate him on his receiving this well-deserved award;

 

(HLS 292)

Presented by Representative JOHNSON of Greenville.

Cosponsored by Senator THOMAS of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-39)  Jane Strauch, of Exeter, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Dexter Regional High School.  Jane 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 Jane on her accomplishments;

 

(HLS 293)

Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot, Representative WALLACE of Dexter.

 

 

            (5-40)  Olivia E. McAnirlin, of Newport, who has been named the Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Nokomis High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Olivia on her earning this honor;

 

(HLS 294)

Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot, Representative CRAY of Palmyra.

 

 

            (5-41)  Hannah B. Paradis, of Corinna, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Nokomis High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Hannah on her earning this honor;

 

(HLS 295)

Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot, Representative CRAY of Palmyra.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-42)  the Honorable Ernest C. Greenlaw, of South Portland, a former longtime member of the House of Representatives.  Mr. Greenlaw was born in Hollis and grew up in South Portland.  He enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II and, because of his welding skills, bypassed basic training.  He had a nineteen-month tour of duty in Oran, Algeria and was headed for the Pacific when the war ended.  Mr. Greenlaw worked for the South Portland Fire Department for 23 years, retiring as Captain in 1977.  He was part of a small group of firefighters who were instrumental in starting the Local 1476 Firefighters Union.  He was honored with several citations for his heroic conduct while serving as a firefighter, and was a 2012 recipient of the Remember Me Award presented by First Lady Ann LePage and the Maine Health Care Association.  Mr. Greenlaw served with distinction in the Maine Legislature for 14 years, representing the Standish area.  He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Standish Kiwanis Club, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family and friends;

 

(SLS 364)

 

 

            (5-43)  Alan B. Ordway, of Bridgton, a longtime camp director, civic leader, friend and family man.  Mr. Ordway was a 1958 graduate of Gould Academy in Bethel and a 1962 graduate of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.  He and his wife Michelle settled in Bridgton, initially operating rental cottages and later becoming the owners and directors of Winona Camps for Boys, located on Moose Pond, where for 45 years Mr. Ordway was director and mentor to thousands of boys and young men.  Mr. Ordway was a member of the Board of Trustees at Gould Academy for 29 years, including 24 years as president of the board.  In 1998 the new dining hall and meeting center on campus was named Ordway Hall in recognition of his vision and generous leadership to Gould Academy.  He was elected to the Bridgton Board of Selectmen from 1970 to 1977 and served as chair in 1977. Mr. Ordway also served on many other local boards, including the Bridgton Chamber of Commerce, as well as regional and national boards for youth camping, including the Maine Youth Camping Association from 1969 to 1999, serving as president from 1984 to 1987, and the American Camping Association - New England office.  Mr. Ordway will be greatly missed by his loving family, his many friends and those whose lives he touched;

 

(HLS 297)

Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford, Representative VILLA of Harrison.

 

 

            (5-44)  Milton C. Hillery, of Orono, who had worked as a high school teacher, a college professor, college administrator, education researcher and who retired as a research and program development associate at Training and Development Corporation in Bucksport.  Mr. Hillery, born in Scandia, Kansas, graduated from Wisconsin State Teacher's College, where he received his bachelor's degree in history and secondary education.  He received his master's degree in guidance counseling and a doctorate in educational psychology from Michigan State University.  Mr. Hillery had a lifelong commitment to community service and activism, including work during the civil rights movement, for Maine Public Broadcasting and for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra.  In 2005, the Maine People's Alliance recognized him with its Against the Tide Award for his contributions to its campaign to reform the Maine tax code.  He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family, his many friends and those whose lives he touched;

 

(HLS 298)

Presented by Representative TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot, Representative FREY of Bangor.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass on Bill "An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Ignition Interlock Device Requirements in the Laws Regarding Operating Under the Influence"

(S.P. 36)  (L.D. 85)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    GERZOFSKY of Cumberland
                                    DUTREMBLE of York
                                    PLUMMER of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    LONG of Sherman
                                    PEASE of Morrill

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

 

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            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Provide an Internship Employment Tax Credit"

(S.P. 381)  (L.D. 1099)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    HASKELL of Cumberland
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland
                                    THOMAS of Somerset

            Representatives:
                                    GOODE of Bangor
                                    BROOKS of Winterport
                                    JACKSON of Oxford
                                    KNIGHT of Livermore Falls
                                    LIBBY of Lewiston
                                    MAREAN of Hollis
                                    MOONEN of Portland
                                    STANLEY of Medway
                                    TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-95) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    BENNETT of Kennebunk

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

 

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            (6-3)  Eleven Members of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES report in Report "A" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-91) on Bill "An Act To Amend the Site Location of Development Laws"

(S.P. 244)  (L.D. 695)

 

 

            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
                                    McGOWAN of York
                                    REED of Carmel

            One Member of the same Committee reports in Report "B" Ought to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

 

            Representative:
                                    LONG of Sherman

            One Member of the same Committee reports in Report "C" Ought Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

 

            Representative:
                                    HARLOW of Portland

 

            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-91).

 

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Improve Access to Public Land Records"

(H.P. 315)  (L.D. 465)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    GRAHAM of North Yarmouth
                                    BOLDUC of Auburn
                                    CHENETTE of Saco
                                    COTTA of China
                                    MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    NADEAU of Fort Kent
                                    PEASE of Morrill

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-199) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    HAYES of Buckfield

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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Change the Schedule for the Beginning of the Biennial Budget Cycle"

(H.P. 58)  (L.D. 80)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    GRAHAM of North Yarmouth
                                    BOLAND of Sanford
                                    CHENETTE of Saco
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    PEASE of Morrill

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-200) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    COTTA of China
                                    HAYES of Buckfield
                                    MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach
                                    NADEAU of Fort Kent

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Resolve, Authorizing the Sale of Certain Property in Augusta to Motivational Services, Inc.

(H.P. 245)  (L.D. 340)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    GRAHAM of North Yarmouth
                                    BOLDUC of Auburn
                                    CHENETTE of Saco
                                    COTTA of China
                                    HAYES of Buckfield
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    NADEAU of Fort Kent
                                    PEASE of Morrill

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-201) on same Resolve.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach

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ENACTORS

 

 

Acts

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Amend the Charter of the South Berwick Sewer District

(H.P. 1042)  (L.D. 1457)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, MAY 21, 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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         An Act To Sustain Maine's Aviation Industry by Extending the Exemption from Sales and Use Tax for Aircraft and Parts

(S.P. 112)  (L.D. 279)
(C. "A" S-55)

 

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

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         Bill "An Act To Tax Political Action Committees"

(H.P. 566)  (L.D. 815)

 

- In House, 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 on May 15, 2013.

- In Senate, 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.

TABLED - May 20, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Report "A" (10) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-86) - Report "B" (2) Ought Not to Pass - Report "C" (1) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-88) - Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY 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)

 

- In Senate, 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).

TABLED - May 20, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative DILL of Old Town.

PENDING - Motion of same Representative to ACCEPT Report "A" OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass - 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)

 

TABLED - May 20, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

12.       Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Ciara Tolman, of Lincoln

(HLS 283)

 

TABLED - May 20, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

13.       Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Mitchell Sibley, of Maxfield

(HLS 284)

 

TABLED - May 20, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

14.       Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 882: Designation of Bisphenol A as a Priority Chemical and Regulation of Bisphenol A in Children's Products, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 625)  (L.D. 902)

 

TABLED - May 20, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

PENDING - FINAL PASSAGE. (Roll Call Ordered)

 

 

 

 

 

15.       An Act To Update the Maine Emergency Management Laws

(S.P. 121)  (L.D. 326)
(C. "A" S-73)

 

TABLED - May 20, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

16.       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)

 

TABLED - May 20, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE JUNE 19, 2013

 

NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Clarify the Law Concerning the Threatening Display of Dangerous Weapons"

(H.P. 255)  (L.D. 380)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-204)  (9 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (4 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Improve Training Requirements for Obtaining a Concealed Handgun Permit"

(H.P. 721)  (L.D. 1022)

 

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

 

(3)  From the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Prosecution of Individuals Possessing a Controlled Substance under Certain Circumstances"

(H.P. 735)  (L.D. 1044)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-205)  (12 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 

(4)  From the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on Bill "An Act Relating to Clean Water Certification by the Department of Environmental Protection"

(H.P. 241)  (L.D. 336)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-208)  (1 member)

 

(5)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Permit Tribal Members To Hunt Any Animal or Bird at Any Time for Sustenance"

(H.P. 162)  (L.D. 201)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-202)  (3 members)

 

(6)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Permit Tribal Members To Fish at Any Time for Sustenance"

(H.P. 163)  (L.D. 202)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-209)  (3 members)

 

(7)  From the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services on Bill "An Act Regarding Subrogation of Medical Payments Coverage"

(H.P. 507)  (L.D. 756)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-203)  (5 members)

 

(8)  From the Committee on Judiciary on Bill "An Act To Retain the Position of Parent Coordinator in the Judicial Branch"

(H.P. 42)  (L.D. 47)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (11 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-206)  (2 members)

 

(9)  From the Committee on Judiciary on Bill "An Act To Impose a Duty To Warn and Protect on Mental Health Professionals"

(H.P. 844)  (L.D. 1200)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-207)  (3 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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 169)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

May 20, 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 387, "Resolve, To Direct the Department of Health and Human Services To Study the Ongoing Need for Rental Subsidies to Provider Agencies."

 

The Department of Health and Human Services testified that this bill would originally have required $200,000 in additional resources to complete the required study.  Redrafting bills to reduce the workload and claim that it will be provided "within available resources" does not change the fact that additional work requires additional resources.  We can no longer simply pile more initiatives up without recognizing they have costs.

 

The objective of this bill seeks to review rental subsidies for MaineCare recipients.  As members of the Legislature are aware, the Department is working to consolidate the various programs we provide to those with intellectual disabilities to allow us to serve the greatest number of individuals.  It is premature to conduct the study envisioned in this Resolve until we know how the programs may change in the future.  This consolidation and overhaul will address the issues identified in a full, comprehensive manner and we should let the Department do their work without additional mandates. 

 

For these reasons, I return LD 387 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 Health and Human Services To Study the Ongoing Need for Rental Subsidies to Provider Agencies

(H.P. 262)  (L.D. 387)
(C. "A" H-95)

 

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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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 170)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

May 20, 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 468, "An Act To Protect Public Health at Public Institutions of Higher Education."

 

Our various public colleges and universities can make their own decisions on whether or not to permit smoking on their campuses.  As the testimony from the schools indicated, many of them have already made this decision, in whole or in part.  This bill is duplicative of those efforts and therefore unnecessary.

 

I firmly believe Maine people are responsible enough to make their own decisions concerning tobacco.  However, for those who oppose its use, they should bring a bill forward to simply outlaw tobacco altogether.  It would be simpler and more consistent than passing more and more legislation, creating a patchwork of laws and locations where tobacco can and cannot be used.  We should have that honest debate, but I believe universities, colleges, and Maine people can make their own decisions.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 468 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 An Act To Protect Public Health at Public Institutions of Higher Education

(H.P. 318)  (L.D. 468)
(C. "A" H-77)

 

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

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Support Maine Businesses by Authorizing Certain Brewing Partnerships"

(S.P. 590)  (L.D. 1548)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS and ordered printed.

 

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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 Requiring the Labeling of Food Packaging That Contains Bisphenol A"

(H.P. 743)  (L.D. 1050)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (9 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-210)  (4 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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Permit Tribal Members To Hunt Any Animal or Bird at Any Time for Sustenance"

(H.P. 162)  (L.D. 201)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BURNS of Washington
                                    HASKELL of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-202) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DUTREMBLE of York

            Representatives:
                                    EVANGELOS of Friendship
                                    KUSIAK of Fairfield

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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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 6

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass pursuant to Joint Order 2013, S.P. 496 on Bill "An Act To Strengthen Maine's Hospitals, Increase Access to Health Care and Provide for a New Spirits Contract" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 589)  (L.D. 1546)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    TUTTLE of York
                                    PATRICK of Oxford

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-96) pursuant to Joint Order 2013, S.P. 496 on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    MASON of Androscoggin

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

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS PURSUANT TO JOINT ORDER 2013, S.P. 496 Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "C" (S-108).

 

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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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 8

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-205) on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Prosecution of Individuals Possessing a Controlled Substance under Certain Circumstances"

(H.P. 735)  (L.D. 1044)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    GERZOFSKY of Cumberland
                                    DUTREMBLE of York
                                    PLUMMER of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    LONG of Sherman

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

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 9

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Impose a Duty To Warn and Protect on Mental Health Professionals"

(H.P. 844)  (L.D. 1200)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VALENTINO of York
                                    BURNS of Washington
                                    TUTTLE of York

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-207) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    DeCHANT of Bath
                                    MOONEN of Portland
                                    MORIARTY of Cumberland

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

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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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 10

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Retain the Position of Parent Coordinator in the Judicial Branch"

(H.P. 42)  (L.D. 47)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VALENTINO of York
                                    BURNS of Washington
                                    TUTTLE of York

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-206) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    DeCHANT of Bath
                                    MOONEN of Portland

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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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 11

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Permit Tribal Members To Fish at Any Time for Sustenance"

(H.P. 163)  (L.D. 202)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BURNS of Washington
                                    HASKELL of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-209) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    DUTREMBLE of York

            Representatives:
                                    EVANGELOS of Friendship
                                    KUSIAK of Fairfield

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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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 12

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act Relating to Clean Water Certification by the Department of Environmental Protection"

(H.P. 241)  (L.D. 336)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BOYLE of Cumberland
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin

            Representatives:
                                    WELSH of Rockport
                                    CHIPMAN of Portland
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    LONG of Sherman
                                    McGOWAN of York
                                    REED of Carmel

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-208) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    AYOTTE of Caswell

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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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 13

 

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 Improve Training Requirements for Obtaining a Concealed Handgun Permit"

(H.P. 721)  (L.D. 1022)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    GERZOFSKY of Cumberland
                                    DUTREMBLE of York
                                    PLUMMER of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    LONG of Sherman

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

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 15

 

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. 909)  (L.D. 1270) Bill "An Act To Provide That Innkeepers and Certain Campground Operators Are Not Considered Landlords" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 121)  (L.D. 146) Bill "An Act To Prohibit Unfair Discrimination in Long-term Care Insurance"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-211)

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 265)  (L.D. 390) Bill "An Act To Restore MaineCare Coverage for Ambulatory Surgical Center Services" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-215)

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 458)  (L.D. 666) Bill "An Act To Limit the Amount a School Administrative Unit May Spend without Voter Approval"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-217)

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 493)  (L.D. 721) Bill "An Act To Provide Transparency in Public-private Partnerships for Transportation Projects"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-212)

 

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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 Prohibit the Enforcement of Federal Law Placing Restrictions on Firearms or Ammunition"

(H.P. 827)  (L.D. 1183)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (11 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-219)  (2 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Allow Municipalities To Stock Ponds"

(H.P. 82)  (L.D. 100)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-214)  (7 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (6 members)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Increase Agent Fees for Registration of Certain Recreational Vehicles"

(H.P. 317)  (L.D. 467)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (8 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-213)  (5 members)

 

(4)  From the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs on Bill "An Act To Amend the Authorized Hours during Which Liquor May Be Sold and Purchased"

(H.P. 19)  (L.D. 15)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-216)  (10 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (3 members)