Table of Contents

House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
COMMUNICATIONS
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
Resolves
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
SUPPLEMENT NO. 9
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 13
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report

 


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The House Calendar

The Advance Journal and Calendar of the House of Representatives

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


49th Legislative Day

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Chaplain William Blaine-Wallace, Bates College, Lewiston.

 

            National Anthem by Nicole Ellis, Litchfield.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Timothy Pieh, M.D., Rome.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  An Act To Provide Increased Opportunities on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway

(S.P. 102)  (L.D. 269)
(C. "A" S-85)

 

            FAILED of PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED in the House on May 22, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.P. 1121)

 

KITTERY SCHOOL COMMITTEE

200 ROGERS ROAD

KITTERY, MAINE  03904

 

May 8, 2013

 

To the Representatives of Kittery, Maine:

 

Whereas, public education is integral to the democratic viability and economic future of Maine by directly and indirectly contributing to the intellectual and physical development of the children and young adults of our great state; and

 

Whereas, recognizing the essential need of a strong public school system the voters of Maine in 2004 overwhelmingly approved a referendum requiring the State of Maine to fully fund 55% of the cost of public education; and

 

Whereas, the state has failed to appropriate its share of funding for public education by over $500 million in violation of the letter and spirit of the 2004 referendum; and

 

Whereas, the state has abandoned its commitment to fund our public schools, taxpayers throughout the state have often been asked to shoulder more of the responsibility for funding our schools, often through increases in local property taxes; and

 

Whereas, the Governor has proposed in his budget moving the funding for our schools backwards by reducing GPA to local school districts by $12.56 million from 2012-13 levels and shifting an additional $14 million in retirement costs from the state to the local school districts for each of the next two years; and

 

Whereas, in response to the Governor's proposed budget in its current form, our school district is being forced to take drastic actions to balance our budget by laying off educators, reducing personnel, cutting programs and/or services, and asking local property owners to pay even more in property taxes to make up from the shortfall from the state; and

 

Whereas, the spread of this additional burden is not being equally distributed, putting additional stress on municipalities and districts;

 

Now Therefore, be it resolved that:

 

The Kittery School Committee calls on the legislators of all parties to fully fund our public schools as expressed by the will of the citizens of Maine in the 2004 referendum by providing the required 55% of the cost of public education in Maine; and

 

The Kittery School Committee calls upon the legislators of both parties to reject the Governor's proposal to shift pension payments onto local cities and towns; and

 

Therefore be it finally resolved, the Kittery School Committee calls upon the Maine Legislature to adjust state revenue and expenditures in an equitable fashion in order to avoid regressive tax shifts to municipalities.

 

S/Patti Ayer

S/Gavin Barbour

S/David Batchelder

S/Kimberly Bedard

S/Julie Dow

S/Kenneth Lemont, Chair

S/Robert Wiles

 

A TRUE COPY ATTEST:

S/Maryann Place

Town Clerk

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 402)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

 

May 24, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

With reference to the Senate's action whereby it insisted and asked for a Committee of Conference on the disagreeing action between the two branches of the Legislature on the 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)

 

I have appointed as conferees on the part of the Senate the following:

 

Senator Troy Jackson of Aroostook

Senator James Boyle of Cumberland

Senator Roger Sherman of Aroostook

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Justin L. Alfond

President of the Senate

 

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative HAMANN of South Portland, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 1067)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THE FIRST
WEDNESDAY IN APRIL AS EVERYONE MATTERS DAY

 

            WHEREAS, judgment and discrimination against others may be based on many factors and may be due to a person's accent, age, disability, height, weight, nationality, race, religion, sex, gender, gender-identity or sexual orientation; and

 

            WHEREAS, bullying includes harassment that may occur in the workplace, at schools, in families, in social settings and online; and

 

            WHEREAS, bullying is the harassing display of discrimination; and

 

            WHEREAS, discrimination and bullying have direct effects on the physical, emotional and mental health of an individual, on organizational stability in schools and businesses and on the well-being of society as a whole; and

 

            WHEREAS, a disproportionate number of disabled individuals, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Native Americans and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community report experiencing daily discrimination; and

 

            WHEREAS, 37% of Americans report being bullied on the job; and

 

            WHEREAS, 160,000 children around the nation stay home from school each day because of bullying and fear of bullying; and

 

            WHEREAS, in 80% of school shooting cases in the 1990s, the shooters had histories of being bullied; and

 

            WHEREAS, 90% of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered teenagers reported being bullied at school; and

 

            WHEREAS, more than 50% of adolescents and teenagers report being bullied online and bullying others online; and

 

            WHEREAS, everyone of all ages, groups and backgrounds may be victims of bullying, marginalization and discrimination, and it is reported that half of all suicides among young people are due to bullying; 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 support the first Wednesday in April as Everyone Matters Day; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That We urge all residents of the State to support the ideals of Everyone Matters Day in order to acknowledge the harmful impact of bullying and of judging others based on appearance or group affiliation and to promote respect and support everyone's right to be who he or she is without being shamed, judged or attacked and we invite everyone to remember the first Wednesday in April as Everyone Matters Day and that April 2, 2014 is Everyone Matters Day in the State; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That a suitable copy of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the national Everyone Matters organization.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  James Sheppard, of South Portland, who served as a Staff Sergeant in the famed Tuskegee Airmen squadron during World War II and who is featured in a new film on the famous airmen produced by Time Warner Cable.  Originally from New York City, Mr. Sheppard enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces in October 1942 and was assigned to the Tuskegee Army Air Field with the 332nd Fighter Group as an aviation maintenance technician.  The Tuskegee Airmen is the popular name of the group of who were the first African-American aviators in the United States armed forces.  Mr. Sheppard served with the 100th Fighter Squadron and later with the 301st Fighter Squadron in the United States and in Europe.  After the war, he served with distinction in the Federal Aviation Administration as a supervisory aviation safety inspector, retiring in 1987.  We send him our appreciation for his service to the Nation, and we congratulate him on being part of the film that keeps the important story of the role of the Tuskegee Airmen remembered in our history;

 

(SLS 370)

 

 

            (5-2)  Alyssa Donovan, of Portland, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Deering High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Alyssa on this achievement;

 

(SLS 372)

 

 

            (5-3)  Nathan Finberg, of Portland, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Deering High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Nathan on this achievement;

 

(SLS 373)

 

 

            (5-4)  Halie Harris, of Eastport, who was named the Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Shead High School.  Halie has served as class president, president of the Shead chapter of the National Honor Society and editor-in-chief of the Shead High School yearbook.  She has been active with many community service projects, sports and extracurricular activities during her high school years, including the Student Senate and drama club.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Halie on her achievements;

 

(SLS 374)

 

 

            (5-5)  Brennin Consalvi, of Perry, who has been named the Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Shead High School in Eastport.  Brennin is a member of the National Honor Society, has participated in the Poetry Out Loud competition and has served as a 4-H Robotics Expo judge.  He has been active with many community service projects, sports and extracurricular activities during his high school years, including the radio/TV club, drama club and chess club.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Brennin on his achievements;

 

(SLS 375)

 

 

            (5-6)  Cristin Wright, of Ellsworth, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Ellsworth High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Cristin on this achievement;

 

(SLS 376)

 

 

            (5-7)  Cecelia MacEachern, of Ellsworth, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Ellsworth High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Cecelia on this achievement;

 

(SLS 377)

 

 

            (5-8)  Richard and Jean Methot, of Industry, on the occasion of their 60th Wedding Anniversary and their 80th birthdays.  Mr. and Mrs. Methot were married at St. Francis Church in Belchertown, Massachusetts on April 18, 1953.  They have 5 children, 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Methot on these very special occasions;

 

(SLS 378)

 

 

            (5-9)  Gavin Kane, of Wilton, the Spruce Mountain High School Girls Basketball Coach and former coach at Rangeley Lakes Regional School and Dirigo High School, who has been named to the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.  Mr. Kane has won a combined 7 state championships at Rangeley and Dirigo and has nearly 500 career victories.  While at Dirigo High School, Mr. Kane's teams set the state record by winning 11 consecutive Class C regional championships from 1995 to 2005.  Under his leadership, the school compiled a 40-3 tournament record, won 12 consecutive Mountain Valley Conference Championships and posted a 136-game league winning streak.  Mr. Kane has won numerous Maine Association of Basketball Coaches and Mountain Valley Conference Coach of the Year awards.  Many of his former players have gone on to play at the collegiate level and have become coaches themselves.  We congratulate Mr. Kane on his being inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame;

 

(SLS 379)

 

 

            (5-10)  Clifton and Verna Hammond, of Belgrade, on the occasion of their 65th Wedding Anniversary.  Mr. and Mrs. Hammond were married on May 8, 1948 by the Reverend Leo Dunn.  They have 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Hammond on this very special occasion;

 

(SLS 380)

 

 

            (5-11)  Michael Cormier, of Wilton, on the occasion of his retirement after a 31-year career in education.  Dr. Cormier received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maine at Gorham, his master's degree from the University of Maine at Orono and his Ph.D. in educational administration from Boston College.  Dr. Cormier began his career as a teaching principal acting as administrator, social studies teacher and English teacher in Bradley, where he taught for 11 years.  He next served as superintendent of schools in Deer Isle for 3 years and in Searsport for 8 years, while earning his doctorate.  Since 1993, Dr. Cormier has served as superintendent of the Farmington school district.  He was named Superintendent of the Year in 2008 by the Maine School Superintendents Association for his dedication to his students and education excellence.  We extend our appreciation to Dr. Cormier for his commitment to the youth of the State and to his communities.  We congratulate him on his retirement and send him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 381)

 

 

            (5-12)  Jim Gajarski, of Vienna, on the occasion of his 80th birthday, June 26, 2013.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him as he celebrates this birthday;

 

(SLS 382)

 

 

            (5-13)  the Maine School of Science and Mathematics, in Limestone, on its being ranked 44th by Newsweek/Daily Beast on the 2013 list of best public high schools in the nation.  The Maine School of Science and Mathematics also made Newsweek's Top 25 High Schools: Northeast list, ranking in 11th place.  The Maine School of Science and Mathematics is a tuition-free, public, residential high school that enrolls students from across the state and serves over 500 students each year through its academic and summer offerings.  We extend our congratulations to the Maine School of Science and Mathematics on its receiving these impressive national and regional rankings and we send the school our best wishes for future success;

 

(SLS 383)

 

 

            (5-14)  Jason and Jennifer Daigle, of St. Agatha, owners of Lakeview Restaurant and Camping Resort, who are the recipients of the Jeffrey Butland Award for Maine and New England from the United States Small Business Administration.  We congratulate Jason and Jennifer Daigle on their receiving this well-deserved award;

 

(SLS 384)

 

 

            (5-15)  Father Philip A. Tracy, of St. Therese of Lisieux Roman Catholic Church of Sanford, on the occasion of his Silver Jubilee, May 28, 2013.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Father Tracy on his 25 years of serving his faith and his community;

 

(SLS 385)

 

 

            (5-16)  Raynold and Sandy Gauvin, of Mapleton, who have established the Aroostook Aspirations Initiative to encourage economic development in Aroostook County.  Mr. and Mrs. Gauvin donated $300,000 to begin the program and will continue working hard to ensure the program grows.  Aroostook Aspirations Initiative aims to support student success, reverse out-migration and ensure educational and economic development throughout Aroostook County.  The program will help young people pursue higher education opportunities in Aroostook County while developing skills and networks of business and community connections in order to build successful careers.  Goals of the initiative are to engage students from kindergarten through college to partner with local organizations to address community needs while meeting Maine Learning Results performance indicators for civic action and service-learning projects and to help develop skills for leadership, self-confidence, decision-making, money management, college success, career development and entrepreneurship.  We extend our appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. Gauvin for their efforts and generosity and we send our best wishes for the success of the Aroostook Aspirations Initiative;

 

(HLS 333)

Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-17)  Gloria Fournier, of Jay, on the occasion of her retirement after 38 years of dedicated service in public education.  Ms. Fournier was a Food Service Worker for Regional School Unit 73.  We extend our appreciation to Ms. Fournier for her commitment to the students and the community, and we congratulate her on her retirement;

 

(HLS 334)

Presented by Representative GILBERT of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford, Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-18)  Brenda Romano, of Livermore Falls, on the occasion of her retirement after 21 years of dedicated service in public education.  Ms. Romano was a secretary for Spruce Mountain Middle School.  We extend our appreciation to Ms. Romano for her commitment to the students and the community, and we congratulate her on her retirement;

 

(HLS 335)

Presented by Representative GILBERT of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford, Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-19)  E. James Harris, of Livermore, on the occasion of his retirement after 27 years of dedicated service in public education.  Mr. Harris taught science at Spruce Mountain Middle School.  We extend our appreciation to Mr. Harris for his commitment to the students and the community, and we congratulate him on his retirement;

 

(HLS 336)

Presented by Representative GILBERT of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin, Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, Senator PATRICK of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-20)  Sheila Smith, of Canton, on the occasion of her retirement after 37 years of dedicated service in public education.  Ms. Smith taught speech at Livermore Elementary School.  We extend our appreciation to Ms. Smith for her commitment to the students and the community, and we congratulate her on her retirement;

 

(HLS 337)

Presented by Representative GILBERT of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford, Representative BRIGGS of Mexico, Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-21)  William Trommer, of Leeds, on the occasion of his retirement after 23 years of dedicated service in public education.  Mr. Trommer taught 6th grade at Spruce Mountain Middle School.  We extend our appreciation to Mr. Trommer for his commitment to the students and the community, and we congratulate him on his retirement;

 

(HLS 338)

Presented by Representative GILBERT of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin, Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, Senator PATRICK of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-22)  Melissa Allen, of Farmington, on the occasion of her retirement after 37 years of dedicated service in public education.  Ms. Allen taught Art at Spruce Mountain High School.  We extend our appreciation to Ms. Allen for her commitment to the students and the community, and we congratulate her on her retirement;

 

(HLS 339)

Presented by Representative GILBERT of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford, Representative HARVELL of Farmington, Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-23)  Elaine Fitzgerald, of Jay, on the occasion of her retirement after 37 years of dedicated service in public education.  Ms. Fitzgerald taught 3rd grade at Jay Elementary School.  We extend our appreciation to Ms. Fitzgerald for her commitment to the students and the community, and we congratulate her on her retirement;

 

(HLS 340)

Presented by Representative GILBERT of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford, Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-24)  Kimberly Cook, of Jay, on the occasion of her retirement after 24 years of dedicated service in public education.  Ms. Cook was a secretary for Spruce Mountain Middle School.  We extend our appreciation to Ms. Cook for her commitment to the students and the community, and we congratulate her on her retirement;

 

(HLS 341)

Presented by Representative GILBERT of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford, Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-25)  Diane McDonald, of Jay, on the occasion of her retirement after 38 years of dedicated service in public education.  Ms. McDonald taught 5th grade at Jay Elementary School.  We extend our appreciation to Ms. McDonald for her commitment to the students and the community, and we congratulate her on her retirement;

 

(HLS 342)

Presented by Representative GILBERT of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford, Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-26)  Juanita Bouchard, of Jay, on the occasion of her retirement after 27 years of dedicated service in public education.  Ms. Bouchard was an Educational Technician at Livermore Elementary School.  We extend our appreciation to Ms. Bouchard for her commitment to the students and the community, and we congratulate her on her retirement;

 

(HLS 343)

Presented by Representative GILBERT of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford, Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

            (5-27)  Christine M. Phillips, of Calais, who has been named 2013 Student of the Year by Washington County Community College.  Ms. Phillips earned an Associate in Applied Science degree in business management.  While attending Washington County Community College, she received the Dean's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Life and the President's Award for Excellence in the Entrepreneurship Program.  She was also named a Coca-Cola New Century Scholar for having the highest All-USA Community College Academic Team application score in the State.  Ms. Phillips spearheaded a project that raised $1,900 for the Calais Elementary School art and music program and helped organize the annual Polar Bear Dip to benefit Ronald McDonald House.  She is also a peer tutor, president of the Student Senate, treasurer of Phi Theta Kappa and a member of a number of other campus committees.  We extend our congratulations to Ms. Phillips on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 347)

Presented by Representative MAKER of Calais.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington.

 

 

            (5-28)  Victoria Schalk, of Sabattus, who won the 2013 State Oratorical contest, sponsored by The American Legion, Department of Maine.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Victoria on this achievement;

 

(HLS 348)

Presented by Representative GILLWAY of Searsport.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin, Representative WOOD of Sabattus.

 

 

            (5-29)  Zoe Onion, of Wells, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Wells High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Zoe on this achievement;

 

(HLS 349)

Presented by Representative CHASE of Wells.

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

 

 

            (5-30)  the students of Conners-Emerson School Robotics Team, Antique Pickled Furniture, in Bar Harbor, who won the North American Open Championship tournament at Legoland in San Diego, California.  By winning a state-wide competition with perfect scores against 65 Maine teams, the following students qualified to attend the national competition, which they won:  Brian Dagenais, Sean Lin, Alden Burgess, Takanao Ishimura, Robbie Denegre, Yash Nair, Ben Kadin and Lucas Ingebritsen.  The team was coached by Jim Kadin and Dave Gallup.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the team on their remarkable achievements;

 

(HLS 350)

Presented by Representative HUBBELL of Bar Harbor.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-31)  Archer Thomas, of Buxton, a student at Bonny Eagle Middle School, who won the 25th annual State of Maine Geographic Bee on April 5, 2013.  Last year, Archer was the runner-up for the statewide contest and this year he will represent Maine at the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C. on May 23, 2013.  We extend our congratulations to Archer on his remarkable achievement and we send him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 351)

Presented by Representative KINNEY of Limington.

Cosponsored by Representative SANBORN of Gorham, Representative MAREAN of Hollis, Senator VALENTINO of York.

 

 

            (5-32)  Sylvia Pease, of Hiram, on the occasion of her retirement after a distinguished career in education spanning more than 40 years of dedicated service.  Ms. Pease received her bachelor's degree from the University of Southern Maine in 1971, a master's degree in the classroom teacher program in 1981, a master's degree in educational administration in 1989 and a doctorate of education in 2009.  She taught 2nd grade for 2 years before she started working for Maine School Administrative District No. 55 in 1973.  Through the years, Ms. Pease taught at several schools in the district and took on increasing responsibility in her roles as a teacher, a teaching principal and a principal.  Ms. Pease eventually became Director of Administration in Elementary Instruction.  In 1997, Ms. Pease was promoted to Assistant Superintendent, and in 2000 she became Superintendent of Maine School Administrative District No. 55.  We send her our appreciation for her commitment to the youth of her community, to her profession and to the State.  We congratulate her on her well-deserved retirement and send her our best wishes;

 

(HLS 352)

Presented by Representative KINNEY of Limington.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford, Representative RANKIN of Hiram.

 

 

            (5-33)  Janet Diana Brooks, of Monmouth, on the occasion of her 100th birthday, May 29, 2013. Ms. Brooks was born in Greys, Essex, England and lived through the London Blitz during World War II before moving to the United States. She became an American citizen in 1993. She raised 3 children, Carolyn, Judy and Johnny, and has lived an active life. Ms. Brooks is well-known and respected in the community and among her friends and family for her open-mindedness, kindness, intelligence, unfailing optimism and sunny good nature.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ms. Brooks on this occasion;

 

(HLS 353)

Presented by Representative NEWENDYKE of Litchfield.

Cosponsored by Senator FLOOD of Kennebec.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-34)  Dr. William Dewey Blake, of Bath, who led a remarkable life teaching and painting.  He graduated as a member of the Dartmouth Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society from Dartmouth College in 1940 and spent summers doing scientific research at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Salisbury Cove.  He continued this work while attending Harvard Medical School until World War II.  During the war, he worked at Goldwater Memorial Hospital in New York City doing malaria research.  Dr. Blake did his internship and residency and a fellowship at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Following his training, he was invited to join the Yale School of Medicine Department of Physiology and later became an associate professor at the University of Oregon Medical School.  In Portland, Oregon, Dr. Blake first showed his paintings.  He would later show in local galleries in London and Rome.  He spent the last 20 years of his professional life at the University of Maryland as a professor and as the chair of the Department of Physiology, lecturing and researching internationally and encouraging his students.  Dr. Blake's major area of interest, in which he pioneered early and foundational research and helped develop important medical techniques, was the physiology of the kidney.  Dr. Blake will be greatly missed and long remembered by his family and friends;

 

(SLS 371)

 

 

            (5-35)  George Davis McPhail, of Limington, a longtime educator.  Mr. McPhail was born in Portland and graduated from Deering High School in 1951 and Gorham State Teachers College in 1955.  He received a Master's Degree plus an Advanced Certificate of Study from the University of Southern Maine.  Early in his career, Mr. McPhail was a school principal in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Maine.  He was also the Superintendent of Schools at Southern Aroostook Community School District in Island Falls and he retired from Southern Maine Community College, where he was instrumental in creating the Hotel/Restaurant Management Program.  Mr. McPhail was a volunteer teacher for many years at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and a member of the Maine Innkeepers Association.  He also had an additional career for many summers in food service and was an avid sportsman.  Mr. McPhail will be greatly missed by his wife of 58 years, Shirley, his loving family and his many friends;

 

(HLS 344)

Presented by Representative KINNEY of Limington.

Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York.

 

 

            (5-36)  Lawrence Yeaton, of Farmington, a farmer and longtime civic-minded citizen.  Mr. Yeaton was considered a part of the fabric of the community and served as the chair of the town appeals board for a couple of decades.  He also served on the town board of assessment review and was president of the board of directors for the Farmington Farmers Union for 35 years.  Mr. Yeaton was a longtime farmer, starting at 10 years of age with a couple of cows.  After marrying in 1952, he served in the United States Air Force and then returned to farming.  Mr. Yeaton will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family and the community he served so well;

 

(HLS 345)

Presented by Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

 

            (5-37)  C.J. Polyot, of Bangor, former president of the Maine State Employees Association.  Mr. Polyot was born in Dexter and graduated from John Bapst Memorial High School and the University of Maine with a master's degree in psychology.  He was a United States Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.  Mr. Polyot worked as a psychologist for 35 years at Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center, formerly Bangor Mental Health Institute, retiring in 1989.  He was a dedicated psychologist, renowned for his service to his patients.  He was a lifelong communicant of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Saint John's Catholic Church, and an active member and former president of the Maine State Employees Association, which in 2012 created the annual C.J. Polyot Award to honor outstanding members.  After retiring, Mr. Polyot served as a consultant at Downeast Horizons group homes.  He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family and those whose lives he touched;

 

(HLS 346)

Presented by Representative GOODE of Bangor.

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

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act Regarding Contract Indemnification"

(S.P. 290)  (L.D. 865)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    PATRICK of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    HERBIG of Belfast
                                    CAMPBELL of Newfield
                                    GILBERT of Jay
                                    HAMANN of South Portland
                                    MASON of Topsham
                                    MASTRACCIO of Sanford

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-125) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    DUPREY of Hampden
                                    LOCKMAN of Amherst
                                    VOLK of Scarborough
                                    WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-125).

 

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            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-242) on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding a Concealed Handgun Permit"

(H.P. 184)  (L.D. 223)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    GERZOFSKY of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    CASAVANT of Biddeford
                                    KAENRATH of South Portland
                                    LAJOIE of Lewiston
                                    MARKS of Pittston
                                    PEASE of Morrill
                                    PLANTE of Berwick

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

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DUTREMBLE of York
                                    PLUMMER of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    DION of Portland
                                    LONG of Sherman
                                    TYLER of Windham
                                    WILSON of Augusta

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Encourage Transparency in the Disclosing of the Ingredients in Vaccinations for Children"

(H.P. 505)  (L.D. 754)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CRAVEN of Androscoggin
                                    HAMPER of Oxford
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    FARNSWORTH of Portland
                                    CASSIDY of Lubec
                                    DORNEY of Norridgewock
                                    GATTINE of Westbrook
                                    PRINGLE of Windham

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    McELWEE of Caribou
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea
                                    SIROCKI of Scarborough
                                    STUCKEY of Portland

            Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians - of the House - supports the Minority Ought to Pass Report.

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Encourage Alternative Forms of Treatment for Opiate or Opioid Addiction by Prohibiting MaineCare Coverage for Medication-assisted Treatment for Addiction"

(H.P. 553)  (L.D. 802)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CRAVEN of Androscoggin
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    FARNSWORTH of Portland
                                    CASSIDY of Lubec
                                    DORNEY of Norridgewock
                                    GATTINE of Westbrook
                                    PRINGLE of Windham
                                    STUCKEY of Portland

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-237) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

            Representatives:
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    McELWEE of Caribou
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea
                                    SIROCKI of Scarborough

            Representative BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians - of the House - supports the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report.

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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass on Resolve, Regarding the Management of Maine's Brook Trout and Landlocked Salmon Resources

(H.P. 471)  (L.D. 679)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DUTREMBLE of York
                                    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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    EVANGELOS of Friendship
                                    KUSIAK of Fairfield
                                    SHORT of Pittsfield
                                    WOOD of Sabattus

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act Prohibiting Property Insurance Discrimination Based on Breed of Dog"

(H.P. 836)  (L.D. 1192)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot
                                    WHITTEMORE of Somerset
                                    WOODBURY of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-243) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    MORRISON of South Portland

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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 Public Hearings by the Legislature To Be Recorded and Posted on the Internet"

(H.P. 244)  (L.D. 339)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    GRAHAM of North Yarmouth
                                    BOLDUC of Auburn
                                    COTTA of China
                                    HAYES of Buckfield
                                    MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach
                                    NADEAU of Fort Kent
                                    PEASE of Morrill

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-228) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    BOLAND of Sanford
                                    CHENETTE of Saco
                                    NADEAU of Winslow

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            (6-8)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Designate Election Day as an Official State Holiday"

(H.P. 406)  (L.D. 587)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    COLLINS of York

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-230) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    BOLAND of Sanford
                                    CHENETTE of Saco

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (H.P. 756)  (L.D. 1063) Bill "An Act To Remove a Conflict in the Law Restricting the Sale or Purchase of Targeted Methamphetamine Precursors" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 100)  (L.D. 118) Bill "An Act To Ensure the Authenticity of Items Reported To Have Been Crafted by Native Americans"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-255)

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 261)  (L.D. 386) Bill "An Act To Reduce Tobacco-related Illness and Lower Health Care Costs in MaineCare" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-247)

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 462)  (L.D. 670) Bill "An Act To Encourage the Use of Career Interest and Aptitude Tests in Higher Education"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-244)

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 633)  (L.D. 909) Resolve, To Establish MaineCare Eligibility for Parents Participating in Reunification Activities  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-248)

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 643)  (L.D. 919) Bill "An Act Concerning the Monetary Amount of Damage That Defines a Reportable Motor Vehicle Accident"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-251)

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 653)  (L.D. 929) Bill "An Act To Amend the Requirements for the Reporting of New Hires" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-249)

 

            (7-8)  (H.P. 991)  (L.D. 1388) Bill "An Act To Clarify Civil Liability of Persons Making False Claims to the Department of Health and Human Services"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-250)

 

            (7-9)  (H.P. 1100)  (L.D. 1527) Resolve, Authorizing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Division of Parks and Public Lands To Convey Certain Lands and Enter into Certain Leases with the Federal Government  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-258)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Streamline the Approval of Accessibility Structures

(H.P. 130)  (L.D. 155)
(C. "A" H-222)

 

 

            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 Restore MaineCare Coverage for Ambulatory Surgical Center Services

(H.P. 265)  (L.D. 390)
(C. "A" H-215)

 

 

            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 Concerning Fertilizer and Lime Products

(H.P. 707)  (L.D. 1009)
(H. "A" H-218 to C. "A" H-170)

 

 

            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)  An Act To Provide That Innkeepers and Certain Campground Operators Are Not Considered Landlords

(H.P. 909)  (L.D. 1270)

 

 

            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 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education

(H.P. 232)  (L.D. 323)
(S. "A" S-111 to C. "A" H-191)

 

 

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

 

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Acts

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Amend the Authorized Hours during Which Liquor May Be Sold and Purchased

(H.P. 19)  (L.D. 15)
(C. "A" H-216)

 

            (10-7)  An Act To Provide Transparency in Public-private Partnerships for Transportation Projects

(H.P. 493)  (L.D. 721)
(C. "A" H-212)

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Update and Clarify the Laws Governing the Operation of Bicycles on Public Roadways

(H.P. 1045)  (L.D. 1460)
(C. "A" H-221)

 

            (10-9)  An Act To Streamline the Laws Related to Transportation

(H.P. 1049)  (L.D. 1464)
(C. "A" H-220)

 

 

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

 

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Resolves

 

            (10-10)  Resolve, Directing the Bureau of Insurance To Study Issues Related to Long-term Care Insurance

(H.P. 121)  (L.D. 146)
(C. "A" H-211)

 

            (10-11)  Resolve, To Create a Working Group To Survey Maine Schools on the Costs and Benefits of Contracting for Energy Conservation Improvements

(H.P. 458)  (L.D. 666)
(C. "A" H-217)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 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.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

(S.P. 112)  (L.D. 279)
(C. "A" S-55)

 

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

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       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.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (10) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (3) Ought to Pass - Committee on TRANSPORTATION on Bill "An Act To Allow Media Motor Vehicles To Be Equipped with Amber Auxiliary Lights"

(S.P. 123)  (L.D. 327)

 

- In Senate, Minority OUGHT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.

TABLED - May 22, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

12.       RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Concerning Early Voting and Voting by Absentee Ballot

(H.P. 131)  (L.D. 156)
(C. "A" H-127)

 

TABLED - May 23, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - FINAL PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

13.       An Act To Amend the Laws Relating to Secession by a Municipality from a County (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1004)  (L.D. 1408)
(C. "A" H-197)

 

TABLED - May 23, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

14.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (9) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (4) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-112) - Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY on Bill "An Act To Establish the Mobile Crime Laboratory Fund"

(S.P. 238)  (L.D. 647)

 

- 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-112).

TABLED - May 28, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative DION of Portland.

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

 

 

 

 

 

15.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-81) - Minority (6) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Reduce Obesity among Schoolchildren"

(S.P. 397)  (L.D. 1160)

 

- In Senate, Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-81) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-121) thereto.

TABLED - May 28, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay.

PENDING - Motion of same Representative to ACCEPT the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report.

 

 

 

 

 

16.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (5) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-106) - Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act To Require a Warrant To Obtain the Location Information of a Cell Phone or Other Electronic Device"

(S.P. 157)  (L.D. 415)

 

- 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-106).

TABLED - May 28, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative PRIEST of Brunswick.

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

 

 

 

 

 

17.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-99) - Minority (5) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on TAXATION on Bill "An Act Relating to the Sales Tax Exemption on Depreciable Equipment Used in Commercial Wood Harvesting"

(S.P. 272)  (L.D. 734)

 

- In Senate, Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-99).

TABLED - May 28, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - Motion of same Representative to ACCEPT the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report.

 

 

 

 

 

18.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass - Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT on Bill "An Act To Protect Local Input in Economic Development and Redevelopment Efforts"

(H.P. 1057)  (L.D. 1476)

 

TABLED - May 28, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

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

 

 

 

 

 

19.       HOUSE REPORT - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-231) - Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act To Make Veterans' Property Tax Exemption Applications Confidential"

(H.P. 687)  (L.D. 973)

 

TABLED - May 28, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 Education and Cultural Affairs on Bill "An Act To Increase Public Awareness Regarding School Budget Elections"

(H.P. 258)  (L.D. 383)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (10 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-253)  (3 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs on Bill "An Act To Protect Charter Schools by Requiring Them To Be Operated as Nonprofit Organizations"

(H.P. 463)  (L.D. 671)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-245)  (8 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (5 members)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs on Bill "An Act To Further Ensure Effective Teaching and School Leadership"

(H.P. 809)  (L.D. 1144)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-254)  (8 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (5 members)

 

(4)  From the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on Bill "An Act To Minimize the Use of Plastic Bags"

(H.P. 919)  (L.D. 1292)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-246)  (6 members)

 

(5)  From the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Bill "An Act To Protect Earned Pay"

(H.P. 842)  (L.D. 1198)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-256)  (8 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (5 members)

 

(6)  From the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 17: Rules Regarding Proof of Ownership and Recruitment by Employers Employing Foreign Laborers To Operate Logging Equipment, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Labor (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 893)  (L.D. 1259)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-257)  (8 members)
Ought to Pass  (5 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

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

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. 51)  (L.D. 130) Bill "An Act To Stabilize Education Funding by Reducing the Impact of Changes in Property Valuation"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-128)

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 78)  (L.D. 242) Bill "An Act To Improve the Military Bureau Laws"  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-131)

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 171)  (L.D. 439) Bill "An Act To Improve Maine's Charter School Laws"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-127)

 

            (7-4)  (S.P. 215)  (L.D. 625) Bill "An Act To Exempt Certain Businesses from Being Considered Campgrounds" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-134)

 

            (7-5)  (S.P. 267)  (L.D. 729) Bill "An Act To Allow Charter Schools To Request Waivers from Certain Requirements"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-137)

 

            (7-6)  (S.P. 384)  (L.D. 1102) Bill "An Act Regarding Reconstruction of Residential Structures on Sand Dunes" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-132)

 

            (7-7)  (S.P. 404)  (L.D. 1167) Bill "An Act Regarding the Maine Guaranteed Access Reinsurance Association"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-126)

 

            (7-8)  (S.P. 457)  (L.D. 1318) Bill "An Act To Clarify the Law Regarding Advertising Signs outside Premises Licensed To Sell Alcohol"  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-129)

 

            (7-9)  (S.P. 474)  (L.D. 1355) Bill "An Act To Increase the Monetary Limit for Card Games"  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-130)

 

            (7-10)  (S.P. 494)  (L.D. 1392) Bill "An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Laws"  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-133)

 

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

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

Wednesday, May 29, 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)  (S.P. 153)  (L.D. 373) Bill "An Act To Provide Clarity to Priority Chemical Reporting Requirements"  Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 359)  (L.D. 540) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Discharge of a Firearm or Crossbow near a Dwelling or Building"  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-264)

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 554)  (L.D. 803) Bill "An Act Regarding Certain Aspects of Infant Care in Child Care Facilities"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-268)

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 562)  (L.D. 811) Bill "An Act To Provide Guidance for the Development of Marine Fisheries Management Plans"  Committee on MARINE RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-259)

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 580)  (L.D. 829) Resolve, To Complete the Timely and Appropriate Redesign of Shared Living Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism (EMERGENCY)  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-269)

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 757)  (L.D. 1064) Resolve, To Establish the Task Force on Independence from Public Assistance (EMERGENCY)  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-270)

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 905)  (L.D. 1266) Bill "An Act To Provide the Securities Administrator with the Power To Investigate Potential Violations Involving the Sale of Business Opportunities"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-265)

 

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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 Amend the Maine Juvenile Code and Related Statutes"

(H.P. 782)  (L.D. 1112)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-262)  (12 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Bill "An Act To Allow a Junior Hunter To Take One Antlerless Deer without an Antlerless Deer Permit"

(H.P. 83)  (L.D. 101)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-263)  (11 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (2 members)

 

(3)  From the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs on Bill "An Act To Allow 2 Eligible Organizations To Jointly Hold a Game of Beano or Bingo"

(H.P. 126)  (L.D. 151)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-266)  (11 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (2 members)

 

(4)  From the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs on RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Restrict the Voting Privileges of Persons Incarcerated for Murder or Class A Crimes

(H.P. 392)  (L.D. 573)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-267)  (6 members)

 


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

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

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 13

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass on Resolve, To Allow the Use of Live Bait When Ice Fishing in Certain Waters of the State

(S.P. 59)  (L.D. 170)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DUTREMBLE of York
                                    HASKELL of Cumberland

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BURNS of Washington

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

 

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