Table of Contents

House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
COMMUNICATIONS
ORDERS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Ought to Pass Pursuant to Public Law
Divided Report
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
BILLS HELD
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 4
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 8
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 10
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 11
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
SUPPLEMENT NO. 12
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 14
BILLS IN THE SECOND READING
House as Amended

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


56th Legislative Day                                                                                       Friday, June 7, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Pastor Todd Bell, Calvary Baptist Church, Sanford.

 

            National Anthem by Tom Curtis, Norway

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Noreen Flanagan, M.D., Scarborough.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Maine Metallic Mineral Mining Act To Protect Water Quality"

(H.P. 929)  (L.D. 1302)

 

            Majority (8) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-304) in the House on June 5, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority (4) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "B" (H-305) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Provide Property Tax Relief by Expanding Gaming Opportunities" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1127)  (L.D. 1558)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS in the House on June 4, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Bill and accompanying papers INDEFINITELY POSTPONED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Increase Access to Health Coverage and Qualify Maine for Federal Funding"

(H.P. 759)  (L.D. 1066)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-286) in the House on June 3, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-286) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-221) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 196)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

June 7, 2013

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 310, the following Joint Standing Committee has voted unanimously to report the following bills out "Ought Not to Pass:"

 

Energy, Utilities and Technology

L.D. 219          An Act To Establish a Long-term Funding Source for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

L.D. 247          An Act To Amend the Law Governing Appeals of Final Agency Action on Applications Concerning Wind Energy Development

L.D. 863          Resolve, To Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Consumer Energy Costs

L.D. 1145        An Act To Help Homeowners Reduce Heating Costs through Energy Efficiency

L.D. 1187        An Act To Create the Maine Energy Cost Reduction Authority

L.D. 1386        An Act To Allocate Net Revenue from Energy Corridor Leases on the Maine Turnpike for Purposes of Energy and Environmental Conservation

L.D. 1471        An Act Authorizing the Board of Environmental Protection To Modify a License for a Wind Energy Development

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of House

 

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative PRINGLE of Windham, the following Joint Order:  (H.P. 1130)

 

            ORDERED, the Senate concurring, that the Task Force To Study the Creation of a State of Maine Partnership Bank or Other Maine Financial Structures is established as follows.

 

            1. Task Force To Study the Creation of a State of Maine Partnership Bank or Other Maine Financial Structures established.  The Task Force To Study the Creation of a State of Maine Partnership Bank or Other Maine Financial Structures, referred to in this order as "the task force," is established.

 

            2.  Membership.   Notwithstanding Joint Rule 353, the task force consists of 17 members appointed as follows:

 

            1.  Four members of the Senate, appointed by the President of the Senate;

 

            2.  Five members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House;

 

            3.  The Chief Executive Officer of the Finance Authority of Maine, or a designee;

 

            4.  The Treasurer of State, or a designee;

 

            5.  The Superintendent of Financial Institutions, or a designee;

 

            6.  Three representatives of Maine-based community banks, appointed by the President of the Senate as follows:

 

            A.  One representative of a Maine-based community bank with $1 billion or more in assets that is recognized for its significant support of Maine businesses and service to its community;

           

            B.  One representative of a Maine-based community bank with assets ranging from $500 million to $1 billion that is recognized for its significant support of Maine businesses and service to its community; and

 

            C.  One representative of a Maine-based community bank with assets up to $500 million that is recognized for its significant support of Maine businesses and service to its community;

 

            7.  One representative of a Maine-based credit union that is recognized for its significant support of Maine businesses and service to its community, appointed by the Speaker of the House; and

 


            8.  One representative of a community development financial institution, appointed by the Speaker of the House.

 

            3.  Task force chairs.  The first-named Senate member is the Senate chair and the first-named House of Representatives member is the House chair of the task force.

 

            4.  Appointments; convening of task force.  All appointments must be made no later than 30 days following passage of this order.  The appointing authorities shall notify the Executive Director of the Legislative Council once all appointments have been completed.  After the appointment of all members, the chairs shall call and convene the first meeting of the task force.  If 30 days or more after the passage of this order a majority of but not all appointments have been made, the chairs may request authority and the Legislative Council may grant authority for the task force to meet and conduct its business.

 

            5.  Duties.  The task force shall explore the possibility of establishing and operating a State of Maine Partnership Bank or other financial structures, which must be specifically designed to:

 

            1.  Support and partner with financial institutions that are headquartered in the State or are locally owned, or both, in order to provide access to capital for small businesses and family farmers in the State;

 

            2.  Enable public and private funds to be retained within the State;

 

            3.  Facilitate the increased investment of state resources in high-quality, in-state investments, such as loans to local businesses, family farmers and homeowners; and

 

            4.  Enable the State to leverage short-term deposits to facilitate more loans flowing through locally owned financial institutions while retaining within the State the interest payments paid by borrowers.

 

            In carrying out its duties, the task force shall also consult with stakeholders and experts, including, but not limited to, municipalities with municipal bond experience, farmers with recent loan experience, owners of local independent manufacturing and retail or service-oriented businesses with fewer than 25 employees with recent loan application experience and an economist with expertise in the state economy.

 

            6.  Evaluation criteria.  In studying the possibility of establishing and operating a State of Maine Partnership Bank or other financial structures pursuant to section 5, the task force shall specifically consider and address:

 

            1.  Whether funding needs and opportunities in high-quality, in-state investments are not being met and, if so, whether a State of Maine Partnership Bank or other financial structures can meet those needs;

 


            2.  The scope of powers to be held by the State of Maine Partnership Bank or other financial structures with respect to the acceptance of deposits; the purchase, holding and sale of loans; and the restrictions on the origination of loans that would provide incentives for partnerships with locally owned financial institutions;

 

            3.  How a State of Maine Partnership Bank or other financial structures would be initially capitalized;

 

            4.  The ways profits from the State of Maine Partnership Bank or other financial structures could be used to fund the expansion of economic development tools administered by the Finance Authority of Maine to further improve the economy of the State;

 

            5.  The establishment of oversight measures to ensure transparency and accountability and insulation from political influence; and

 

            6.  Any other issues identified by the task force that are related to the consideration of establishing a State of Maine Partnership Bank or other financial structures.

 

            7.  Meetings.  The task force shall hold at least 6 meetings and shall meet at least 3 times during each calendar year.

 

            8.  Staff assistance.  The Legislative Council shall provide necessary staffing services to the task force, except that the Legislative Council staff support is not authorized when the Legislature is in regular or special session.

 

            9.  Report.  Notwithstanding Joint Rule 353, no later than December 1, 2014, the task force shall submit a report that includes its findings and recommendations with any suggested legislation to the Legislative Council of the 126th Legislature.

 

 

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            (4-2)  On motion of Representative RANKIN of Hiram, the following House Order:  (H.O. 25)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative L. Gary Knight of Livermore Falls be excused May 30 and 31 for legislative business.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Anita Peavey Haskell of Milford be excused May 16 and May 28 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Raymond A. Wallace of Dexter be excused May 29, 30 and 31 for personal reasons.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Eric Link, of Auburn, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Saint Dominic Academy.  We extend our congratulations to Eric on this achievement and send him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 426)

 

 

            (5-2)  Jordan Charest, of Lewiston, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Saint Dominic Academy.  We extend our congratulations to Jordan on this achievement and send him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 427)

 

 

            (5-3)  Arden McSwain, of Edgecomb, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Boothbay Region High School.  We extend our congratulations to Arden on this achievement and send her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 428)

 

 

            (5-4)  Hannah Elder, of Edgecomb, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Boothbay Region High School.  We extend our congratulations to Hannah on this achievement and send her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 429)

 

 

            (5-5)  Nicholas Bragg, of Washburn, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Washburn District High School.  We extend our congratulations to Nicholas on this achievement and send him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 430)

 

 

            (5-6)  Colby Koch, of Washburn, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Washburn District High School.  We extend our congratulations to Colby on this achievement and send him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 431)

 

 


            (5-7)  Michelle Ingram, of Brunswick, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Brunswick High School.  We extend our congratulations to Michelle on this achievement and send her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 432)

 

 

            (5-8)  Nathaniel Vilas, of Brunswick, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Brunswick High School.  We extend our congratulations to Nathaniel on this achievement and send him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 433)

 

 

            (5-9)  Sabrina Kayser, of Kennebunk, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Kennebunk High School.  We extend our congratulations to Sabrina on this achievement and send her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 434)

 

 

            (5-10)  Kimberlee Keithley, of Kennebunk, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Kennebunk High School.  We extend our congratulations to Kimberlee on this achievement and send her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 435)

 

 

            (5-11)  Elyse Oliver, of Biddeford, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Biddeford High School.  We extend our congratulations to Elyse on this achievement and send her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 436)

 

 

            (5-12)  Thomas Laverriere, of Biddeford, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Biddeford High School.  We extend our congratulations to Thomas on this achievement and send him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 437)

 

 

            (5-13)  Phyllis G. Hall Smith, of Windham, on the celebration of her 90th birthday, June 20, 2013.  Raised in Portland, Mrs. Smith spent her summers in Kents Hill, where she worked at her grandfather's farm. She attended Nasson College and then received her bachelor's degree from the University of Southern Maine.  Mrs. Smith has had an active and busy life, hosting her own cooking show on television in 1954 and, in 1957, she purchased and ran Carolyn's Caterers, later known as HeatherStone, in Cape Elizabeth.  She also managed the nutrition program for the South Portland school system until the late 1980s.  Mrs. Smith was first married to Everett Hall, Sr. until his passing in 2003 and, in the summer of 2004, she married Clark Smith.  She is a member of the Windham Republican Committee and is a former County Committee Member and is very active in her church, the North Windham U.C.C. Church.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mrs. Smith on this special occasion of her 90th birthday;

 

(SLS 438)

 

 

            (5-14)  Tyler Verrill, of Gorham, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Gorham High School.  We extend our congratulations to Tyler on this achievement and send him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 439)

 

 

            (5-15)  Michael Lubelczyk, of Gorham, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Gorham High School.  We extend our congratulations to Michael on this achievement and send him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 440)

 

 

            (5-16)  the members of the Scarborough High School Boys Outdoor Track Team, who won their first Class A Outdoor Track Championship.  We extend our congratulations to the team on this achievement and send them our best wishes;

 

(SLS 441)

 

 

            (5-17)  Gaelyn Lindauer, of Hollis, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Bonny Eagle High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Gaelyn on this achievement;

 

(HLS 393)

Presented by Representative MAREAN of Hollis.

Cosponsored by Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland.

 

 

            (5-18)  Sean Turner, of Hollis, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Bonny Eagle High School.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Sean on this achievement;

 

(HLS 394)

Presented by Representative MAREAN of Hollis.

Cosponsored by Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland.

 

 


            (5-19)  Oleg Wing, of Litchfield, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Oak Hill High School.  We extend our congratulations to Oleg on this achievement and send him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 395)

Presented by Representative NEWENDYKE of Litchfield.

Cosponsored by Senator FLOOD of Kennebec.

 

 

            (5-20)  Kyle Gordon, of Litchfield, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Oak Hill High School.  We extend our congratulations to Kyle on this achievement and send him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 396)

Presented by Representative NEWENDYKE of Litchfield.

Cosponsored by Senator FLOOD of Kennebec.

 

 

            (5-21)  Ashley Grenier, of Danforth, who has been named First Honor Essayist of the 2013 graduating class of Greater Houlton Christian Academy.  Ashley is a member of the National Honor Society and served as her class vice president for 2 years.  She is the recipient of a Maine Principals' Association Award for 2013, gold and silver President's Education Awards in multiple subjects in each of her 4 years of high school and a Houlton Rotary Club recognition.  She was also named a Distinguished Christian High School Student by the Association of Christian Schools International.  Ashley is involved in her church's choir and home visitation program, and she serves as a junior church teacher and participates in the East Grand Adventure Race as a volunteer and participant.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ashley on this achievement;

 

(HLS 397)

Presented by Representative FITZPATRICK of Houlton.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook, Representative TURNER of Burlington, Senator BURNS of Washington.

 

 

            (5-22)  Micaela A. Fairfield, of Union, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Coastal Christian School.  We extend our congratulations to Micaela on this achievement and send her our best wishes;

 

(HLS 398)

Presented by Representative WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro.

Cosponsored by Senator JOHNSON of Lincoln, Representative EVANGELOS of Friendship, Senator MAZUREK of Knox.

 

 


            (5-23)  Dillon M. Theriault, of Jefferson, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Coastal Christian School.  We extend our congratulations to Dillon on this achievement and send him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 399)

Presented by Representative WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro.

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

 

 

            (5-24)  Mount Desert Elementary School, of Mount Desert Island, which is the recipient of a Gold Award of Distinction from the HealthierUS School Challenge.  Mount Desert Elementary School is the first school in the State and the second in New England to earn this award.  We extend our congratulations to the staff and students of Mount Desert Elementary School on their receiving this award;

 

(HLS 400)

Presented by Representative HUBBELL of Bar Harbor.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock, Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle.

 

 

            (5-25)  the Boothbay Region Lions Club, on the 60th Anniversary of its serving the Boothbay community.  Formed in 1953, the Boothbay Region Lions Club is part of one of the world's largest service club organizations, with members dedicated to doing whatever is needed to help their local communities.  The club held its meetings in different venues in the area until 1960, when the members were able to purchase their existing building, a historic school house.  The Boothbay Region Lions Club continues to support the community and its food pantry, many volunteer efforts, the YMCA, sight and vision requests, Toys for Tots and other worthy causes.  We send the members our congratulations on the 60th Anniversary of the club's formation and send them our best wishes for continued success;

 

(HLS 401)

Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Boothbay.

Cosponsored by Senator JOHNSON of Lincoln.

 

 

            (5-26)  Matthew Kevin Braley, of Limington, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

 

(HLS 402)

Presented by Representative KINNEY of Limington.

Cosponsored by Senator TUTTLE of York.

 

 


            (5-27)  Sarah Pare, of Turner, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Leavitt Area High School.  We extend our congratulations to Sarah on this achievement and send her our best wishes;

 

(HLS 403)

Presented by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-28)  Carl George Yeaton, of Belgrade, a retired United States Air Force Colonel.  Mr. Yeaton served his country and his community all his life, especially as a selectman for Belgrade for 7 years and as chair of the town's Bicentennial celebration in 1996.  He was honored by his community when he was named "Citizen of the Year" in 2006 and when he received the Belgrade Spirit of America Award in 2012.  Mr. Yeaton was also involved with the American Legion and the Messalonskee Masonic Lodge.  He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his wife, Margaret, his family and his friends;

 

(HLS 404)

Presented by Representative KESCHL of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Ought to Pass Pursuant to Public Law

 

            (6-1)  Report of the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs on Bill "An Act To Allow Further Review of the Report Defining Cost Responsibility for Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Students Receiving Services from the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf"

(S.P. 597)  (L.D. 1560)

 

            Reporting Ought to Pass pursuant to Public Law 2011, chapter 683, section 11.

 

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

 

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Divided Report

 

            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-209) on Bill "An Act To Strengthen the Laws Regarding Certain Crimes Committed by a Person in a Position of Authority"

(S.P. 556)  (L.D. 1491)

            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

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-209).

 

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Resolve, To Allow York County To Renegotiate with the Department of Health and Human Services a Decision Regarding Transportation Services

(S.P. 371)  (L.D. 1089)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CRAVEN of Androscoggin
                                    HAMPER of Oxford
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec

            Representatives:
                                    FARNSWORTH of Portland
                                    CASSIDY of Lubec
                                    DORNEY of Norridgewock
                                    GATTINE of Westbrook
                                    MALABY of Hancock
                                    McELWEE of Caribou
                                    PRINGLE of Windham
                                    SANDERSON of Chelsea
                                    SIROCKI of Scarborough

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-203) on same Resolve.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    STUCKEY of Portland

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

 

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-204) on Bill "An Act To Maintain the Integrity of the Fund for a Healthy Maine"

(S.P. 426)  (L.D. 1232)

            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 Not to Pass 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 to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-204) Report.

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-204).

 

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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Unauthorized Harvesting of Wild Mushrooms and Fiddleheads"

(H.P. 293)  (L.D. 421)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    JACKSON of Aroostook
                                    SHERMAN of Aroostook

            Representatives:
                                    DILL of Old Town
                                    HICKMAN of Winthrop
                                    JONES of Freedom
                                    KENT of Woolwich
                                    MAREAN of Hollis
                                    SAUCIER of Presque Isle

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-351) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BOYLE of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    BLACK of Wilton
                                    CRAY of Palmyra
                                    NOON of Sanford
                                    TIMBERLAKE of Turner

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Protect Maine Communities by Prohibiting Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption and the Transport of Horses for Slaughter"

(H.P. 913)  (L.D. 1286)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    JACKSON of Aroostook
                                    BOYLE of Cumberland
                                    SHERMAN of Aroostook

            Representatives:
                                    DILL of Old Town
                                    BLACK of Wilton
                                    CRAY of Palmyra
                                    JONES of Freedom
                                    KENT of Woolwich
                                    MAREAN of Hollis
                                    NOON of Sanford
                                    TIMBERLAKE of Turner

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-376) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    HICKMAN of Winthrop
                                    SAUCIER of Presque Isle

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            (6-7)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Enhance Self-defense by Removing Restrictions on the Carrying and Use of Weapons"

(H.P. 452)  (L.D. 660)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    GERZOFSKY of Cumberland
                                    DUTREMBLE of York

            Representatives:
                                    DION of Portland
                                    CASAVANT of Biddeford
                                    KAENRATH of South Portland
                                    LAJOIE of Lewiston
                                    PLANTE of Berwick

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-361) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    PLUMMER of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    LONG of Sherman
                                    MARKS of Pittston
                                    PEASE of Morrill
                                    TYLER of Windham
                                    WILSON of Augusta

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            (6-8)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Establish the Forensic Advisory Committee"

(H.P. 736)  (L.D. 1045)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    GERZOFSKY of Cumberland
                                    DUTREMBLE of York
                                    PLUMMER of Cumberland

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-355) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    KAENRATH of South Portland

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            (6-9)  Majority Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Fairly Distribute the Debt Burden between the State and County Correctional Functions"

(H.P. 944)  (L.D. 1320)

            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
                                    LONG of Sherman
                                    PEASE of Morrill
                                    PLANTE of Berwick
                                    TYLER of Windham

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-356) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    MARKS of Pittston
                                    WILSON of Augusta

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            (6-10)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-381) on Bill "An Act To Develop Young Readers"

(H.P. 808)  (L.D. 1143)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland
                                    JOHNSON of Lincoln

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    JOHNSON of Greenville
                                    MAKER of Calais
                                    McCLELLAN of Raymond

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            (6-11)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-353) on Bill "An Act To Encourage School Administrative Units To Increase Their Energy Savings"

(H.P. 966)  (L.D. 1348)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CLEVELAND of Androscoggin
                                    JACKSON of Aroostook
                                    YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    HOBBINS of Saco
                                    BEAVERS of South Berwick
                                    GIDEON of Freeport
                                    RUSSELL of Portland
                                    RYKERSON of Kittery
                                    TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    DUNPHY of Embden
                                    HARVELL of Farmington
                                    NEWENDYKE of Litchfield

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            (6-12)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-374) on Resolve, To Study Climate Change and Implement the Recommendations of the Department of Environmental Protection Report on Climate Change

(H.P. 576)  (L.D. 825)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BOYLE of Cumberland
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    AYOTTE of Caswell
                                    LONG of Sherman

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            (6-13)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Protect Maine's Environment and Natural Resources Jeopardized by Mining"

(H.P. 752)  (L.D. 1059)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BOYLE of Cumberland
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin

            Representatives:
                                    WELSH of Rockport
                                    AYOTTE of Caswell
                                    CAMPBELL of Orrington
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    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-375) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    CHIPMAN of Portland
                                    HARLOW of Portland

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            (6-14)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Repeal the Maine Certificate of Need Act of 2002"

(H.P. 137)  (L.D. 162)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CRAVEN of Androscoggin
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-366) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

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

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            (6-15)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Help Maine Residents Receive Private Health Care Insurance"

(H.P. 356)  (L.D. 537)

            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-367) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    HAMPER of Oxford

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

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            (6-16)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-365) on Bill "An Act To Improve MaineCare Nursing Home Reimbursement To Preserve Access and Promote Quality"

(H.P. 652)  (L.D. 928)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CRAVEN of Androscoggin
                                    HAMPER of Oxford
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    DORNEY of Norridgewock
                                    GATTINE of Westbrook

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            (6-17)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Eliminate Funding To Reduce Deer Predation"

(H.P. 684)  (L.D. 970)

            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
                                    EVANGELOS of Friendship
                                    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-362) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    KUSIAK of Fairfield

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            (6-18)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Hold Harmless a Municipality For Volunteer or Unpaid Labor"

(H.P. 510)  (L.D. 759)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VALENTINO of York
                                    TUTTLE of York

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-386) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    BURNS of Washington

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

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            (6-19)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Amend Public Access Laws To Improve Accountability for Public Funds by Making Public the Board Meetings of Hospitals Receiving Significant State Funding"

(H.P. 790)  (L.D. 1118)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VALENTINO of York
                                    BURNS of Washington
                                    TUTTLE of York

            Representatives:
                                    BEAULIEU of Auburn
                                    CROCKETT of Bethel
                                    GUERIN of Glenburn
                                    MOONEN of Portland
                                    MORIARTY of Cumberland
                                    PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-383) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    PRIEST of Brunswick
                                    DeCHANT of Bath
                                    MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth
                                    VILLA of Harrison

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

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            (6-20)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-384) on Bill "An Act To Establish Superior Court as the Forum in Which Appeals of Agency Decisions Must Be Taken"

(H.P. 791)  (L.D. 1119)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BURNS of Washington
                                    TUTTLE of York

            Representatives:
                                    PRIEST of Brunswick
                                    BEAULIEU of Auburn
                                    CROCKETT of Bethel
                                    DeCHANT of Bath
                                    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 Not to Pass on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    VALENTINO of York

            Representative:
                                    MOONEN of Portland

            Representative MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation - of the House - supports the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-384) Report.

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            (6-21)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-385) on Bill "An Act To Facilitate Children's Testimony"

(H.P. 1039)  (L.D. 1445)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VALENTINO of York
                                    BURNS of Washington
                                    TUTTLE of York

            Representatives:
                                    PRIEST of Brunswick
                                    BEAULIEU of Auburn
                                    DeCHANT of Bath
                                    GUERIN of Glenburn
                                    MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth
                                    MOONEN of Portland
                                    MORIARTY of Cumberland
                                    PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford
                                    VILLA of Harrison

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    CROCKETT of Bethel

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            (6-22)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-390) on RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Increase the Lengths of Terms of Members of the Legislature

(H.P. 339)  (L.D. 489)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    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 Not to Pass on same RESOLUTION.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec
                                    GERZOFSKY of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    GRAHAM of North Yarmouth
                                    BOLAND of Sanford
                                    HAYES of Buckfield

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            (6-23)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Establish Hospital Administrative District No. 5, a Regional Hospital Administrative District in Lincoln County" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 799)  (L.D. 1127)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec
                                    COLLINS of York

            Representatives:
                                    GRAHAM of North Yarmouth
                                    COTTA of China
                                    HAYES of Buckfield
                                    NADEAU of Fort Kent
                                    PEASE of Morrill

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-391) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    BOLAND of Sanford
                                    BOLDUC of Auburn
                                    CHENETTE of Saco
                                    MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach
                                    NADEAU of Winslow

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            (6-24)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Authorize Options for Local Revenue Enhancement"

(H.P. 299)  (L.D. 427)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    HASKELL of Cumberland
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland
                                    THOMAS of Somerset

            Representatives:
                                    GOODE of Bangor
                                    BENNETT of Kennebunk
                                    BROOKS of Winterport
                                    JACKSON of Oxford
                                    KNIGHT of Livermore Falls
                                    STANLEY of Medway
                                    TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-363) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    LIBBY of Lewiston
                                    MAREAN of Hollis
                                    MOONEN of Portland

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            (6-25)  Majority Report of the Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Modify the Mining Excise Tax"

(H.P. 624)  (L.D. 901)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    HASKELL of Cumberland
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland
                                    THOMAS of Somerset

            Representatives:
                                    GOODE of Bangor
                                    BENNETT of Kennebunk
                                    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" (H-364) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    BROOKS of Winterport

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            (6-26)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act Regarding Corporate and Other Entity Campaign Advertising Disclosure and Accountability"

(H.P. 521)  (L.D. 770)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    TUTTLE of York
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    PATRICK of Oxford

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-379) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    RUSSELL of Portland

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            (6-27)  Majority Report of the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT reporting Ought Not to Pass on JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING APPLICATION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES CALLING A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE

(H.P. 1107)

 

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    LACHOWICZ of Kennebec
                                    COLLINS of York
                                    GERZOFSKY of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    GRAHAM of North Yarmouth
                                    BOLDUC of Auburn
                                    MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach
                                    NADEAU of Winslow
                                    PEASE of Morrill

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

 

            Signed:

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

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (S.P. 166)  (L.D. 434) Bill "An Act To Provide a Safe Working Environment for Home Care Workers"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-198)

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 64)  (L.D. 71) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Pawn Transactions"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-392)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Reduce Energy Costs, Increase Energy Efficiency, Promote Electric System Reliability and Protect the Environment

(H.P. 1128)  (L.D. 1559)
(H. "A" H-350)

 

 

            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

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Ensure Student Access to Postsecondary Military Options

(H.P. 1077)  (L.D. 1503)
(C. "A" H-311)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

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

 

 

1.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing 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.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         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.

 

 

 

 

 


4.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         An Act To Provide Increased Opportunities on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway

(S.P. 102)  (L.D. 269)
(C. "A" S-85)

 

- In House, House RECONSIDERED its former action whereby the House INSISTED on its former action whereby the Bill FAILED OF PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED on May 29, 2013.

- In Senate, PASSED TO BE ENACTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

TABLED - May 29, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative DILL of Old Town.

PENDING - Motion of Speaker EVES of North Berwick to INSIST.

 

 

 

 

 


7.         SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-79) - Minority (6) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY on Bill "An Act Regarding the Sale of Firearms at Gun Shows"

(S.P. 100)  (L.D. 267)

 

- In Senate, Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED.

TABLED - May 31, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-267) - 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)

 

TABLED - May 31, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

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

 

 

 

 

 

9.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-288) - Minority (5) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Prohibit a Health Insurance Carrier from Establishing a Separate Premium Rate Based on Geographic Area"

(H.P. 136)  (L.D. 161)

 

TABLED - June 3, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative TREAT of Hallowell.

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

 

 

 

 

 


10.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-280) - Minority (5) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT on Bill "An Act To Ensure Efficiency in the Unemployment Insurance System"

(H.P. 482)  (L.D. 690)

 

TABLED - June 3, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

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

 

 

 

 

 

11.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-314) - Minority (5) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Restore Consumer Rate Review for Health Insurance Plans in the Individual and Small Group Markets"

(H.P. 186)  (L.D. 225)

 

TABLED - June 4, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative TREAT of Hallowell.

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

 

 

 

 

 

12.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass - Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY on Bill "An Act To Repeal the Law Allowing Concealed Weapons in State Parks with Certain Exceptions"

(S.P. 410)  (L.D. 1173)

 

- In Senate, Majority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED.

TABLED - June 5, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative DION of Portland.

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

 

 

 

 

 


13.       SENATE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-150) - Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY on Bill "An Act To Allow School Administrative Units To Establish Rules, Procedures and Guidelines for Properly Trained Staff To Carry a Concealed Handgun on School Property while Acting in Their Official Capacities"

(S.P. 515)  (L.D. 1429)

 

- In Senate, Majority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report READ and ACCEPTED.

TABLED - June 5, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative DION of Portland.

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

 

 

 

 

 

14.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (10) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (3) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-324) - Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY on Bill "An Act To Regulate and Tax Marijuana"

(H.P. 868)  (L.D. 1229)

 

TABLED - June 5, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative DION of Portland.

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

 

 

 

 

 

15.       An Act To Clarify the Law Concerning the Threatening Display of Dangerous Weapons

(H.P. 255)  (L.D. 380)
(C. "A" H-204)

 

TABLED - June 5, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 


16.       An Act Concerning the Removal of Municipal Employees

(S.P. 394)  (L.D. 1133)
(C. "A" S-141)

 

TABLED - June 5, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

17.       Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Study the Effectiveness of Professional Development Services Provided to Child Care Providers and Referral Services Provided to Parents in Need of Child Care

(H.P. 503)  (L.D. 752)
(C. "A" H-271)

 

TABLED - June 5, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - FINAL PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

18.       Resolve, To Establish the Task Force on Milk Tier Pricing

(H.P. 540)  (L.D. 789)
(C. "A" H-281)

 

TABLED - June 5, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - FINAL PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

19.       Resolve, Requiring the Department of Health and Human Services To Amend the Rules Regarding Child Care Facilities and Family Child Care Providers

(H.P. 554)  (L.D. 803)
(C. "A" H-268)

 

TABLED - June 5, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - FINAL PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 


20.       Resolve, To Establish MaineCare Eligibility for Parents Participating in Reunification Activities

(H.P. 633)  (L.D. 909)
(C. "A" H-248)

 

TABLED - June 5, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - FINAL PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

21.       Resolve, To Direct the Department of Economic and Community Development To Adopt Certain Eligibility Requirements Regarding Community Development Block Grants

(S.P. 560)  (L.D. 1499)

 

TABLED - June 5, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - FINAL PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

22.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (10) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-339) - Minority (2) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY on Bill "An Act To Clarify the Laws Establishing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 588)  (L.D. 837)

 

TABLED - June 6, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative DILL of Old Town.

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

 

 

 

 

 


23.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-343) - Minority (6) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Improve Law Enforcement Access to Prescription Monitoring Program Data"

(H.P. 712)  (L.D. 1014)

 

TABLED - June 6, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland.

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

 

 

 

 

 

24.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-344) - Minority (4) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Resolve, To Direct the Department of Health and Human Services To Convene a Task Force To Study the Incidence of Cancer in the State

(H.P. 727)  (L.D. 1032)

 

TABLED - June 6, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative FARNSWORTH of Portland.

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

 

 

 

 

 

25.       An Act To Allow a Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Credit for a Vehicle No Longer in Use

(S.P. 581)  (L.D. 1534)
(C. "A" S-180)

 

TABLED - June 6, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 


26.       Bill "An Act To Inform Persons of the Options for the Treatment of Lyme Disease"

(H.P. 416)  (L.D. 597)

 

- In Senate, PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-184).

TABLED - June 6, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

PENDING - ADOPTION OF COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-184) AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT "B" (H-378) thereto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BILLS HELD

 

1.         An Act To Ensure Maine's Preparedness for Hazardous Oil Spills

(H.P. 957)  (L.D. 1340)
(C. "A" H-301)

 

- In House, PASSED TO BE ENACTED.

HELD at the Request of Representative TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono.

 

 

 

 

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NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Resolve, Directing the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation To Conduct a Sunrise Review Regarding the Proposal To License Certain Mechanical Trades

(H.P. 763)  (L.D. 1070)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (8 members)
Ought to Pass  (5 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry on Bill "An Act To Protect Maine Food Consumers' Right To Know about Genetically Engineered Food and Seed Stock"

(H.P. 490)  (L.D. 718)

 

Report "A" reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-393)  (8 members)
Report "B" reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-394)  (3 members)
Report "C" reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "C" (H-395)  (2 members)

 

 

 

(3)  From the Committee on Judiciary on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Public Records"

(H.P. 86)  (L.D. 104)

 

Report "A" reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-387)  (11 members)
Report "B" reporting Ought to Pass  (1 member)
Report "C" reporting Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 

 

 

 

Millicent M. MacFarland
Clerk of the House State of Maine
House of Representatives
126th Legislature
First Regular Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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

Friday, June 7, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-231) on Bill "An Act To Protect Maine's Loons by Banning Lead Sinkers and Jigs"

(S.P. 268)  (L.D. 730)

            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
                                    EVANGELOS of Friendship
                                    KUSIAK of Fairfield
                                    MARKS of Pittston
                                    SHORT of Pittsfield

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    WOOD of Sabattus

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-231).

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HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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Friday, June 7, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-226) on Bill "An Act Relating to Radon Testing and Disclosure to Tenants"

(S.P. 124)  (L.D. 328)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    TUTTLE of York
                                    MASON of Androscoggin
                                    PATRICK of Oxford

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Representative:
                                    RUSSELL of Portland

            Representative MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation - of the House - supports the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-226) Report.

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-226).

 

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

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

Friday, June 7, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 8

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-225) on Bill "An Act To Increase the Opportunities for Taste-testing Events for On-premises Liquor Licensees"

(S.P. 359)  (L.D. 1042)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    TUTTLE of York
                                    MASON of Androscoggin

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

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    PATRICK of Oxford

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-225).

 

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126th Legislature
First Regular Session
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Friday, June 7, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 10

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 450)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

June 6, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Senate Paper 350, Legislative Document 1025, "An Act To Amend the Law Pertaining to Staff in the Office of the Attorney General," having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same, pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question:  "Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?"

 

20 voted in favor and 15 against, and accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 451)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

June 6, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

House Paper 974, Legislative Document 1366, "An Act To Require Public Schools To Offer Instruction Related to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the Use of an Automated External Defibrillator," having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same, pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question:  "Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?"

 

22 voted in favor and 13 against, and accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

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

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Friday, June 7, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 11

 

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. 73)  (L.D. 237) Bill "An Act To Establish Uniform Quorum, Meeting and Chair Requirements for Professional and Occupational Licensing Boards"  Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-219)

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 114)  (L.D. 281) Bill "An Act To Clarify Provisions of the Whitewater Rafting Laws"  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-230)

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 243)  (L.D. 694) Bill "An Act To Clarify Solid Waste Policy" (EMERGENCY)  Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-220)

 

            (7-4)  (S.P. 281)  (L.D. 743) Bill "An Act To Extend and Improve the Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit Program"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-213)

 

            (7-5)  (S.P. 282)  (L.D. 744) Bill "An Act To Extend the Statute of Limitations on Certain Civil Professional Negligence Suits"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-232)

 

            (7-6)  (S.P. 333)  (L.D. 988) Bill "An Act To Amend the Tax Laws"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-214)

 

            (7-7)  (S.P. 435)  (L.D. 1274) Bill "An Act To Sustain Emergency Medical Services throughout the State"  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-218)

 

            (7-8)  (S.P. 445)  (L.D. 1283) Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Animal Trespass"  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-237)

 

            (7-9)  (S.P. 486)  (L.D. 1379) Bill "An Act Regarding the Valuation of Certain Vehicles"  Committee on TAXATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-215)

 

            (7-10)  (S.P. 529)  (L.D. 1447) Bill "An Act To Grow the Maine Economy by Promoting Maine's Small Breweries and Wineries"  Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-224)

 

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126th Legislature
First Regular Session
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Friday, June 7, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 12

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 599)

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING OCEAN ACIDIFICATION AS A THREAT TO MAINE'S COASTAL ECONOMY, COMMUNITIES AND WAY OF LIFE

 

            WHEREAS, the ocean environment and its resources are vital to the economy, cultural identity and daily lives of many Maine citizens and communities; and

 

            WHEREAS, coastal residents and communities in Maine depend on healthy and abundant ocean resources for their livelihoods, recreation and ways of life; and

 

            WHEREAS, over 10% of jobs in Maine are in ocean-related industries, including live marine resources, marine construction, tourism, recreation, offshore minerals, ship building and marine transportation, resulting in 60,000 jobs and $3,000,000,000 in gross domestic product in 2009; and

 

            WHEREAS, in 2012, live landings and harvestings of Maine soft-shell clams, mahogany quahogs, blue mussels and lobsters totaled more than 154,000,000 pounds with a market value of nearly $356,000,000, and the lobster catch alone accounted for almost 126,000,000 pounds of landings, with a value to the lobstermen of more than $338,000,000; and

 

            WHEREAS, much of Maine's economy is based on tourists that come to see our picturesque coast, harbors and working waterfront communities; and

 

            WHEREAS, the world's oceans have absorbed more than a quarter of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere since the start of the Industrial Revolution, causing changes in ocean chemistry known as ocean acidification; and

 

            WHEREAS, ocean acidification is caused primarily by increased atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, and acidification of coastal waters is exacerbated by runoff, pollution and some natural processes; and

 

            WHEREAS, shell-forming marine organisms with calcium carbonate exoskeletons, such as shellfish, lobsters, crabs and plankton, which are the base of the food chain in the Gulf of Maine, are particularly susceptible to the change in the chemical composition of the ocean; and

 

            WHEREAS, 90% of the value of Maine's fisheries comes from shell-producing species such as lobster, which made up 77% of the total value of all Maine landings in 2012; and

 

            WHEREAS, the species that support much of Maine's coastal economy are at risk to changes in the chemical composition of the Gulf of Maine, and these impacts include weakened shells, reduced growth and reproductive success, lowered resistance to disease, increased susceptibility to predation and other changes to biological and physiological processes; and


 

            WHEREAS, ocean acidification has already had significant economic impacts in other parts of the United States, including along the coast of the state of Washington, where acidification killed billions of oyster larvae and nearly destroyed the region's oyster hatcheries, bringing significant economic harm to that state's shellfish industry, which supports 3,200 jobs and generates $270,000,000 annually; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Gulf of Maine has been identified as the most susceptible region on the Eastern Seaboard to ocean acidification, potentially due to the colder and fresher water coming in from the Labrador current, the large proportion of riverine freshwater input and the gulf's semi-enclosed shape; and

 

            WHEREAS, ocean acidification, as one of multiple drivers of environmental change in the Gulf of Maine, has the potential to threaten livelihoods and activities that have been at the core of Maine's coastal communities for hundreds of years; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to recognize that ocean acidification, as one of multiple consequences of environmental change in the Gulf of Maine, presents a threat to Maine's coastal economy, communities and way of life; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That We support research and monitoring in order to better understand ocean acidification in the Gulf of Maine and Maine's coastal waters, to anticipate its potential impacts on Maine's residents, businesses, communities and marine environment and to develop ways of mitigating and adapting to ocean acidification; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That the federal agencies conducting research into ocean acidification or mitigation of these impacts to our coast should prioritize research on those species such as lobster that will further our understanding of how our changing oceans will affect key species that support significant portions of our State's economy; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the United States Secretary of Commerce; the United States Secretary of Agriculture; the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration within the Department of Commerce; the Director of the National Science Foundation; the chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality; the chair of the federal Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification; and the Maine Congressional Delegation.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

 

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126th Legislature
First Regular Session
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Friday, June 7, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 14

 

 

BILLS IN THE SECOND READING

 

 

House as Amended

 

            (9-1)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Laws Establishing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 588)  (L.D. 837)
(H. "A" H-354 to C. "A" H-339)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.

 

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