Table of Contents

House Calendar
SENATE PAPERS
COMMUNICATIONS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
SUPPLEMENT NO. 4
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 5
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 6
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 7
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 8
ORDERS OF THE DAY
BILLS RECALLED FROM GOVERNOR
SUPPLEMENT NO. 9
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 10
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 11
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 12
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
SUPPLEMENT NO. 13
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 16
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 18
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 19
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 20
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 22
ORDERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 23
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
SUPPLEMENT NO. 24
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 25
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
Resolves
SUPPLEMENT NO. 26
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 27
SUPPLEMENT NO. 29
NOTICE
SUPPLEMENT NO. 30
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


63rd Legislative Day

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Brad Hirst, Second Christian Congregational United Church of Christ, Kittery.

 

            National Anthem by Honorable Mary P. Nelson, Falmouth.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Honorable Ann E. Dorney, M.D., Norridgewock.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Make Post-conviction Possession of Animals a Criminal Offense"

(S.P. 252)  (L.D. 703)

 

            Majority (9) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY READ and ACCEPTED in the House on June 17, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Minority (4) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY was READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-283) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 210)

 

STATE OF MAINE

SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT

 

June 13, 2013

 

Honorable Justin L. Alford

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Re:  2013 Arrangement of the Maine Constitution

 

Dear President Alfond and Speaker Eves:

 

It is my honor to present the 2013 arrangement of the Maine Constitution.

Pursuant to the requirements of Article X, section 6 of the Maine Constitution, it is the responsibility of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court to "arrange the Constitution, as amended, under appropriate titles and in proper articles, parts and sections, omitting all sections, clauses and words not in force and making no other changes in the provisions or language thereof."  Section 6 requires the Chief Justice to submit the arrangement to the Legislature "in 1973 and every 10 years thereafter."

Along with the arranged Constitution, I have developed and enclosed an addendum summarizing the recent history of changes to the Constitution and the one minor change that has been made in this decade's arrangement.

 

Upon receipt by the Legislature of the arrangement, the Constitution requires that "the draft and arrangement, when approved by the Legislature, shall be enrolled on parchment and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State; and printed copies thereof shall be prefixed to the books containing the Revised Statutes of the State."

 

As always, "the Constitution, with the amendments made thereto, in accordance with the provisions thereof, shall be the supreme law of the State."

 

I have enclosed both the written version and an electronic version of the 2013 arrangement.  It has been my honor to provide this arrangement.

 

All the best,

 

S/Leigh I. Saufley

Chief Justice

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Sonja Morse, of Augusta, a senior at Cony High School, who has been named the 2012-13 Gatorade Maine Softball Player of the Year.  This award from the Gatorade Company is given for outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field and distinguishes Sonja as Maine's best high school softball player.  We extend our congratulations to Sonja on her receiving this well-deserved award, and we send her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 494)

 

 

            (5-2)  Nathan Philbrick, of Sidney, who saved the life of a boy who was choking by performing the Heimlich maneuver on him.  Mr. Philbrick, a farmer who also drives a school bus, noticed the boy in distress through his mirror, and rushed to save the boy.  We send him our appreciation for his heroic action and congratulate him on his lifesaving skills;

 

(SLS 496)

 

 

            (5-3)  Front Street Shipyard, in Belfast, which was named the Downtown Business of the Year by the Maine Development Foundation at the 2013 Maine Downtown Achievement Awards.  We extend our congratulations to Front Street Shipyard on its receiving this well-deserved honor, and we send it our best wishes for continued success;

 

(HLS 459)

Presented by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Senator THIBODEAU of Waldo.

 

 

            (5-4)  Jean Alvord, of Kittery, on the occasion of her retirement after 47 years as a violinist with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, one of the longest tenures in the history of the Portland Symphony Orchestra.  Mrs. Alvord is 90 years old and has dedicated her life to sharing the power of music with the City of Portland, the State and the region.  She has served as a role model for Portland Symphony Orchestra musicians, staff, patrons and community members with her sharp wit, boundless kindness and infectious enthusiasm on and off the stage.  We extend our appreciation to Mrs. Alvord for her many years of entertaining the citizens of the State and wish her well in her future endeavors;

 

(HLS 460)

Presented by Representative NELSON of Falmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York, Representative McGOWAN of York, Representative RYKERSON of Kittery.

 

 

            (5-5)  Carla Halvorson, of Easton, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Easton Junior-Senior High School.  Carla has served as vice-president of the Key Club and secretary of the student council.  She has been a member of the Varsity Club and the French Club, has been a cast member for the One Act Play Club, has served as editor of the Eastonia yearbook and has been involved with the Math Team and Envirothon.  Carla is the recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Award, the Maine Principal's Award and the President's Award for Educational Excellence.  She has participated in basketball, soccer and volleyball.  She was an Aroostook League Scholar Athlete and on the All-Aroostook Basketball Team and the All-Aroostook Soccer Team, the All-East Soccer Team, the All-State Soccer Team, the Aroostook County All-Star Classic Team and the state winner of the Wendy's High School Heisman Award.  We extend our congratulations to Carla on this achievement and send her our best wishes;

 

(HLS 462)

Presented by Representative CLARK of Easton.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-6)  Dan Curts, of Ellsworth, a member of the Ellsworth High School Track Team, who won the Class B State Championship in the 1600 meter run.  Dan set a new Class B State record of 4:14.02.  We extend our congratulations to Dan and send him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 463)

Presented by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-7)  Dan Cox, of Ellsworth, a member of the Ellsworth High School Track Team, who won the discus competition in the Class B State Championship.  Dan threw 144 feet, 4 inches to win the title.  We extend our congratulations to Dan on this achievement and send him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 464)

Presented by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-8)  the members of the Ellsworth High School boys 4x800 meter relay team who won the 2013 Class B State Track and Field Championship in their event:  Jeff Weeks, Dakota Holmes, Robert Looker and Cooper Holmes.  We extend our congratulations to the team members and send them our best wishes;

 

(HLS 465)

Presented by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-9)  Thomas Ryan Reid, of York, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of York High School.  We extend our congratulations to Thomas on this achievement and send him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 467)

Presented by Representative WEAVER of York.

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

 

 

            (5-10)  Patrick J. Walsh, of York, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of York High School.  We extend our congratulations to Patrick on this achievement and send him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 468)

Presented by Representative WEAVER of York.

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

 

 

            (5-11)  Molly Searway, of Readfield, a student at Maranacook Community Middle School, who is a recipient of the Secretary of State's Eighth Grade Citizenship Award.  This award is given to honor outstanding eighth-grade students chosen for their civic awareness, scholastic achievement and community service.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Molly on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 469)

Presented by Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

 

            (5-12)  Noah Albino, of Lee, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Lee Academy.  We extend our congratulations to Noah and send him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 470)

Presented by Representative TURNER of Burlington.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-13)  Brandon Bourgoin, of Lee, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Lee Academy.  We extend our congratulations to Brandon and send him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 471)

Presented by Representative TURNER of Burlington.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-14)  Felicia Conger, of Weston, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of East Grand School.  We extend our congratulations to Felicia on this achievement and send her our best wishes;

 

(HLS 472)

Presented by Representative TURNER of Burlington.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook, Representative LONG of Sherman, Senator BURNS of Washington.

 

 

            (5-15)  Emily Massey, of Danforth, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of East Grand School.  We extend our congratulations to Emily on this achievement and send her our best wishes;

 

(HLS 473)

Presented by Representative TURNER of Burlington.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington, Representative LONG of Sherman, Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-16)  Jonathan R. Goulet, of Saco, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 371, 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 Jonathan on this achievement;

 

(HLS 474)

Presented by Representative HOBBINS of Saco.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York, Representative CHENETTE of Saco.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-17)  William E. Bodwell, of Brunswick, a longtime automobile dealer in coastal Maine.  He was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts and was a 1944 graduate of Deering High School.  Mr. Bodwell graduated from the University of Maine in Orono in 1950 and was a lifelong enthusiastic alumnus and supporter of the university.  While a senior in high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served from 1944 to 1946.  Mr. Bodwell started working for his father's DeSoto dealership in Portland, and his business career began with ownership of a Mobil gas station in Portland.  He opened his first automobile dealership on Front Street in Bath in 1955.  Mr. Bodwell was an automobile dealer for over 50 years, and the founder of Bodwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Brunswick.  At one time he owned 4 dealerships along Route 1, from Brunswick to Waldoboro.  Mr. Bodwell was very active in the community, serving on industry organizations and dedicating 50 years of service to the Rotary Club of Bath.  He was a 50-year rotarian and a cofounder and 50-year member of the Bath Municipal Band.  Mr. Bodwell will be greatly missed and long remembered by his family and many friends;

 

(SLS 495)

 

 

            (5-18)  Ralph H. Johnston, of Windham, a United States Navy veteran of World War II and avid environmental activist.  Mr. Johnston was born in Fort Fairfield and enlisted in the Navy soon after graduating from Fort Fairfield High School.  After the war he settled in the Highland Lake area of Windham, where he lived for 60 years.  Mr. Johnston primarily worked as a salesman and later became involved in designing and selling vehicles for drivers with physical handicaps.  He was active in getting the Highland Lake area property owners to improve the lake's water quality by installing septic systems.  Mr. Johnston worked tirelessly to clean up and protect the lake and was active in community causes and organizations.  He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and an active and reliable member and volunteer of the Windham Veterans Association.  Mr. Johnston ran three times for the Maine Legislature, twice as a Republican and once, at the age of 92, as a Democrat.  Mr. Johnston will be greatly missed and long remembered by his family and friends;

 

(HLS 461)

Presented by Representative HARLOW of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator PLUMMER of Cumberland, Representative TYLER of Windham, Representative PRINGLE of Windham.

 

 

            (5-19)  Donald Allen Chandler, of Canaan, who was the owner of the family-operated Oak Pond Brewing Company in Skowhegan.  Mr. Chandler was born in Amsterdam, New York and graduated from Amsterdam High School.  He received his degree in industrial engineering from Clarkson College of Technology in Potsdam, New York.  Mr. Chandler had proudly owned Oak Pond Brewing Company since 2003 and was a member of the Maine Brewers' Guild.  He mentored many boys as a Boy Scout leader of Canaan Troop No. 403.  Mr. Chandler will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family and his many friends;

 

(HLS 466)

Presented by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset, Representative CRAY of Palmyra.

 

 

 

 

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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. 155)  (L.D. 375) Bill "An Act To Require the State To Enforce Spousal Support Obligations in the Same Manner as Child Support Obligations"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-294)

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 246)  (L.D. 697) Bill "An Act To Increase Maine's Energy Competitiveness"  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-292)

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 322)  (L.D. 944) Resolve, To Review the Impact of Unfunded Education Mandates and Evaluate the Efficacy of Education Laws (EMERGENCY)  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-295)

 

            (7-4)  (S.P. 390)  (L.D. 1129) Bill "An Act To Promote Innovation in Public Schools"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-291)

 

            (7-5)  (S.P. 563)  (L.D. 1505) Bill "An Act Regarding Insured Value Factor Payments for Public Tuition Students Attending a Private School"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-293)

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 161)  (L.D. 200) Bill "An Act To Expand Turkey Hunting Opportunities for Young Hunters"  Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-542)

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 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.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (10) Ought Not to Pass - Minority (3) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-363) - Committee on TAXATION on Bill "An Act To Authorize Options for Local Revenue Enhancement"

(H.P. 299)  (L.D. 427)

 

TABLED - June 7, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative GOODE of Bangor.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         HOUSE REPORT - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-428) - Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES on Resolve, To Establish a Moratorium on the Transportation of Tar Sands

(H.P. 970)  (L.D. 1362)

 

TABLED - June 10, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Robert Peter Barlow, of Hanover

(HLS 438)

 

TABLED - June 12, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BRIGGS of Mexico.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         An Act To Encourage Development in the Logging Industry

(S.P. 385)  (L.D. 1103)
(C. "A" S-249)

 

TABLED - June 17, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

PENDING - PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Report "A" (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-507) - Report "B" (5) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-508) - Report "C" (1) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "C" (H-509) - Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 180: Performance Evaluation and Professional Growth Systems, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1109)  (L.D. 1542)

 

TABLED - June 17, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF ANY REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-520) - Minority (5) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Reduce the Use of Hospital Emergency Departments for Preventable Oral Health Conditions"

(H.P. 1068)  (L.D. 1486)

 

TABLED - June 17, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

12.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-531) - Minority (6) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-532) - Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT on Bill "An Act To Improve Access to Oral Health Care"

(H.P. 870)  (L.D. 1230)

 

TABLED - June 17, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

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

 

 

 

 

 

13.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (9) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-526) - Minority (3) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on TAXATION on Bill "An Act To Provide Tax Fairness to Maine's Middle Class and Working Families"

(H.P. 785)  (L.D. 1113)

 

TABLED - June 17, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

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

 

 

 

 

 

14.       HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (8) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-539) - Minority (1) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT on Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Secession from a Municipality" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1131)  (L.D. 1561)

 

TABLED - June 17, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative GRAHAM of North Yarmouth.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE JUNE 19, 2013

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

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

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 211)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 17, 2013

 

The 126th Legislature of the State of Maine

State House

Augusta, Maine

 

Dear Honorable Members of the 126th Legislature:

 

Under the authority vested in me by Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, I am hereby vetoing LD 146, "Resolve, Directing the Bureau of Insurance To Study Issues Related to Long-term Care Insurance."

 

The original version of this bill sought to increase long-term care insurance rates in Maine by establishing in law that men and women cannot be treated differently.  As Maine's Superintendent of Insurance testified, that would lead to increased costs for all customers.  The committee removed that portion of the bill, but left the unfunded study in place.

 

As the Legislature knows, I have serious objections to unfunded mandates being placed on the Executive branch.  While each one may not be significant by itself, taken together they create a significant drain on valuable state resources.  This is especially so when the substance of the work is already being done and the Resolve merely adds layers of workgroups and reporting on top.  With this particular Resolve, our Superintendent is already working with his peers in other states to address this market in a comprehensive, consistent manner.  When that work is done, the Bureau will come forward with its recommended proposals for the Legislature to consider.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 146 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying item Resolve, Directing the Bureau of Insurance To Study Issues Related to Long-term Care Insurance

(H.P. 121)  (L.D. 146)
(C. "A" H-211)

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

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

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

COMMUNICATIONS

                (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 212)

                                and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

June 17, 2013

 

The 126th Legislature of the State of Maine

State House

Augusta, Maine

 

Dear Honorable Members of the 126th Legislature:

 

Under the authority vested in me by Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, I am hereby vetoing LD 1066, "An Act To Increase Access to Health Coverage and Qualify Maine for Federal Funding."

 

In the early 2000s, Maine began a massive increase in welfare expansion. The goal was to provide health care for those without insurance through government - sponsored care. This was very well-meaning, tugging at the heart-strings of people across the political spectrum.  Unfortunately, it did not work.

 

The story is one we all know well: Maine ran up massive debts to our hospitals as the system outgrew the taxpayers' ability to pay.  At the same time, the uninsured population remained almost the same — 136,000 in 2001 to 133,000 in 2011.  The only change was thousands upon thousands of Mainers leaving the commercial market for "free" health care, expanding the welfare rolls from nearly 200,000 to 338,000.

 

Now we stand at a crossroad.  The federal government promises they will shoulder nearly all of the cost over the next decade.  Proponents argue that the cost to Maine people will be minor and that we are somehow protected by statutory language if Washington goes back on its promise.  We have heard that before.

 

When we expanded in the 2000s, we were promised we could reduce eligibility if the goals were not met.  Now the federal government has tried to change the rules and lock our earlier generosity in place.  Nothing prevents them from attempting to do the same with this new expansion envisioned in this bill.

 

Now is not the time to push forward on expansion.  Maine must negotiate with Washington to ensure that our citizens and taxpayers are protected.  We need flexibility in our program to improve delivery and root out fraud and abuse.  We deserve recognition for our earlier generosity.  Quite simply, Maine can do better.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1066 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

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                (2-2)  The accompanying item An Act To Increase Access to Health Coverage and Qualify Maine for Federal Funding

(H.P. 759)  (L.D. 1066)
(S. "A" S-221 to C. "A" H-286)

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (S.P. 297)  (L.D. 872) Bill "An Act To Improve the Quality of Guardian ad Litem Services for the Children and Families of Maine"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-297)

 

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Promote Sustainable Food Policies"

(S.P. 283)  (L.D. 745)

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    SHERMAN of Aroostook

            Representatives:
                                    BLACK of Wilton
                                    CRAY of Palmyra
                                    HICKMAN of Winthrop
                                    KENT of Woolwich
                                    MAREAN of Hollis
                                    NOON of Sanford
                                    SAUCIER of Presque Isle
                                    TIMBERLAKE of Turner

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-136) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    JACKSON of Aroostook
                                    BOYLE of Cumberland

            Representatives:
                                    DILL of Old Town
                                    JONES of Freedom

            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-136) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-298) thereto.

 

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Promote the Safe Use and Sale of Firearms"

(H.P. 874)  (L.D. 1240)

 

            Majority (8) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-450) in the House on June 13, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Minority (5) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "B" (H-451) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 6

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Resolution:  (S.P. 605)

 

JOINT RESOLUTION OF GREETING TO THE DAIL EIREANN, THE PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, AND IN RECOGNITION OF THE IRISH CONTRIBUTION TO THE STATE OF MAINE AND TO THE UNITED STATES

 

            WHEREAS, Ireland has a long history of democratic practices, going back to its first elected Parliament in the 1200s; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Dail Eireann is the democratically elected body representing the people of the Republic of Ireland; and

 

            WHEREAS, millions of Irish people emigrated from Ireland in the 1800s to escape brutal poverty and starvation due to the Irish potato famine, and most of those people came to America to start new lives and to embrace and contribute to a new land; and

 

            WHEREAS, tens of thousands of Irish immigrants arrived in New England and many came to Maine, and the Irish have been and remain an important part of Maine's culture, history and society; and

 

            WHEREAS, within a few years of their arrival in the United States and in Maine, these Irish immigrants became part of the American cultural landscape while preserving the best of their native culture, and they dedicated themselves to helping build this State and Nation; and

 

            WHEREAS, 4 signers of the Declaration of Independence were Irish-born and 9 signers were of Irish ancestry and 19 Presidents of the United States have proudly claimed Irish heritage, including George Washington, the father of our country; John Fitzgerald Kennedy; Ronald Reagan; and Barack H. Obama; and

 

            WHEREAS, the 44,000,000 Americans of Irish ancestry, like their forebears, continue to enrich all aspects of life in the United States, in science, education, art, agriculture, business, industry, literature, music, athletics, entertainment, and military and government service; 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 send greetings to the Parliament of the Republic of Ireland, recognizing the valuable contribution to our State and to our Nation of all Irish-American citizens; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That We join the citizens of the State of Maine in celebrating the integrity and richness of the Irish culture and in expressing our appreciation to the Republic of Ireland for our close state and national ties; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the Dail Eireann, the Parliament of the Republic of Ireland, with our best wishes.

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ADOPTED.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 7

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

Pursuant to the Constitution
Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court

 

 

            (1-1)  Report of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court pursuant to the Constitution of Maine, Article X, Section 6 asks leave to report out the accompanying Resolve, Approving the 2013 Draft and Arrangement of the Constitution of Maine Made by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court and Providing for Its Publication and Distribution (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 607)  (L.D. 1564)

 

 

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

 

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 8

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013

 

 

BILLS RECALLED FROM GOVERNOR

 

(Pursuant to Joint Order - House Paper 1133)

 

1.         An Act To Regulate Dealers in Secondhand Precious Metals

(H.P. 64)  (L.D. 71)
(C. "A" H-392)

 

- In House, PASSED TO BE ENACTED on June 10, 2013.

- In Senate, PASSED TO BE ENACTED on June 11, 2013.

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 9

 

 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (H.P. 677)  (L.D. 963) Bill "An Act To Expand Access to Early Postsecondary Education"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-545)

 

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NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Judiciary on Bill "An Act To Allow a Person Who Is 21 Years of Age or Older To Expunge Certain Criminal Convictions"

(H.P. 368)  (L.D. 549)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-544)  (12 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 


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SUPPLEMENT NO. 10

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-544) on Bill "An Act To Allow a Person Who Is 21 Years of Age or Older To Expunge Certain Criminal Convictions"

(H.P. 368)  (L.D. 549)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VALENTINO of York
                                    TUTTLE of York

            Representatives:
                                    PRIEST of Brunswick
                                    BEAULIEU of Auburn
                                    CROCKETT of Bethel
                                    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:

            Senator:
                                    BURNS of Washington

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 11

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-281) on Bill "An Act To Protect the Privacy of Citizens from Domestic Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Use"

(S.P. 72)  (L.D. 236)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    VALENTINO of York
                                    BURNS of Washington
                                    TUTTLE of York

            Representatives:
                                    PRIEST of Brunswick
                                    BEAULIEU of Auburn
                                    CROCKETT of Bethel
                                    PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-282) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

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

            Representative MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation - of the House - supports the Minority Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-282) Report.

            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 "B" (S-282) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-285) thereto.

 

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 12

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Simplify and Encourage the Sale of Hunting and Fishing Licenses and Permits

(H.P. 190)  (L.D. 229)
(C. "A" H-523)

 

 

            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 Protect Newborn Infants from Critical Congenital Heart Disease

(H.P. 310)  (L.D. 460)
(H. "A" H-535 to C. "A" H-515)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Ensure the Integrity of Maine's Medical Marijuana Program

(H.P. 1000)  (L.D. 1404)
(C. "A" H-514)

 

 

            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 Create an Educational Collaborative Partnership To Implement a Program That Enables Career and Technical Education Students To Earn College Credits while Attending High School

(S.P. 506)  (L.D. 1412)
(C. "A" S-286)

 

            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)  An Act To Amend the Charter of the Alfred Water District

(S.P. 601)  (L.D. 1562)
(C. "A" S-289)

 

 

            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

 

            (10-6)  Resolve, To Extend the Deadline for the Department of Health and Human Services To Submit a Report on Persons with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism

(H.P. 552)  (L.D. 801)

 

 

            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

 

            (10-7)  Resolve, Regarding Implementation of Cost-of-living Increases for Nursing Facilities

(H.P. 833)  (L.D. 1189)
(C. "A" H-513)

 

 

            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

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Restrict a Health Insurance Carrier to Rating on the Basis of One Geographic Area

(H.P. 136)  (L.D. 161)
(C. "A" H-288)

 

            (10-9)  An Act To Restore Consumer Rate Review for Health Insurance Plans in the Individual Market

(H.P. 186)  (L.D. 225)
(C. "A" H-314)

 

            (10-10)  An Act To Improve Wind Energy Development Permitting

(H.P. 260)  (L.D. 385)
(C. "A" H-521)

 

            (10-11)  An Act To Establish Fees under the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act

(H.P. 330)  (L.D. 480)
(C. "A" H-512)

 

            (10-12)  An Act To Align Costs Recognized for Transfer of Nursing Facilities and Residential Care Facilities with Ordinary Commercial and Government Contracting Standards

(H.P. 357)  (L.D. 538)
(C. "A" H-516)

 

            (10-13)  An Act To Improve Preventive Dental Health Care and Reduce Costs in the MaineCare Program

(H.P. 555)  (L.D. 804)
(C. "A" H-517)

 

            (10-14)  An Act To Permit a School Administrative Unit Discretion Concerning Participation of Students from Charter Schools in School Extracurricular and Interscholastic Activities

(H.P. 630)  (L.D. 906)
(C. "A" H-524)

 

            (10-15)  An Act Related to Public Funding of Charter Schools

(H.P. 750)  (L.D. 1057)
(C. "A" H-529)

 

            (10-16)  An Act To Increase Consumption of Maine Foods in All State Institutions

(H.P. 888)  (L.D. 1254)
(C. "A" H-510)

 

            (10-17)  An Act To Establish a Stewardship Program for Architectural Paint

(S.P. 451)  (L.D. 1308)
(S. "A" S-296 to C. "A" S-270)

 

            (10-18)  An Act To Update the Polygraph Examiner Licensing Laws

(S.P. 480)  (L.D. 1373)
(S. "A" S-290 to C. "A" S-287)

 

            (10-19)  An Act To Protect Cellular Telephone Privacy

(S.P. 484)  (L.D. 1377)
(C. "A" S-278)

 

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

 

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 13

 

 

NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on Bill "An Act To Protect Maine's Scenic Character"

(H.P. 812)  (L.D. 1147)

 

Refer to the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-550)  (5 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on Bill "An Act Regarding Wind Power Siting in the Unorganized Territory"

(H.P. 947)  (L.D. 1323)

 

Refer to the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology  (7 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-549)  (5 members)

 


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SUPPLEMENT NO. 16

 

 

 

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. 580)  (L.D. 1533) Bill "An Act To Amend the Maine Online Learning Program"  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-302)

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 651)  (L.D. 927) Bill "An Act To Further Energy Independence for the State"  Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-554)

 

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NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs on Bill "An Act To Change the Voting Requirements for the Withdrawal of a Municipality from a Regional School Unit" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 534)  (L.D. 783)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-552)  (11 members)
Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 


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SUPPLEMENT NO. 18

 

SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  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)

 

            Report "B" (2) OUGHT NOT TO PASS of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY READ and ACCEPTED in the House on June 18, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby Report "A" (10) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED of the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY was READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-86) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 19

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-306) on Bill "An Act To Fix and Improve the System Used To Evaluate or Rate Public Schools in Maine"

(S.P. 585)  (L.D. 1540)

            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
                                    POULIOT of Augusta

            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-306).

 

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 20

 

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-305) on Bill "An Act To Promote the Northern Maine Economy and Support Maine's Sporting Camp Tradition"

(S.P. 276)  (L.D. 738)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    DUTREMBLE of York
                                    BURNS of Washington

            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:

            Senator:
                                    HASKELL of Cumberland

            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-305).

 

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 22

 

ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative McCABE of Skowhegan, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 1134) (Cosponsored by Senator MAZUREK of Knox and Representatives: CASSIDY of Lubec, WELSH of Rockport)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION CONCERNING A PROPOSED
EAST-WEST HIGHWAY

 

            WHEREAS, We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Legislature, find that the scope and scale of the proposed east-west highway, which would be the longest private road construction project in the State's history, warrant full legislative and administrative oversight; and

 

            WHEREAS, over 175 small businesses on existing east-west routes are opposed to the proposed highway because of irreparable economic damage that would occur from the "bypass" effect due to rerouted traffic; and

 

            WHEREAS, the State's fisheries, wildlife and recreational assets are central to the State's economy and a 220-mile highway bisecting the State would have an inevitable negative impact on habitat, recreational areas and the north-south movement of people and of animals; 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, want to protect the public interest with regard to this private road proposal and be certain the negative impacts are as minimal as possible; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That we also want to ensure there is ongoing legislative oversight for any proposal that comes forward and to require an in-depth agency review of all potential impacts to the State's environment, small communities and existing economies along any proposed route.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 23

 

 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (S.P. 540)  (L.D. 1466) Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Governing Provider Contracts with Insurance Companies"  Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-284)

 

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

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 24

 

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)

 

            House INSISTED on its former action whereby the Majority (8) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES was READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-304) in the House on June 7, 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) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-307) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 25

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Exclude Certain State-funded Costs from the State Share of the Total Cost of Funding Public Education

(H.P. 23)  (L.D. 25)
(C. "B" H-506)

 

 

            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 Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, Highway Fund and Other Funds, and Changing Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2015

(H.P. 1061)  (L.D. 1480)
(C. "A" H-536)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-3)  Resolve, To Establish the Study Committee on Alternative Methods of Enforcement of Spousal Support

(S.P. 155)  (L.D. 375)
(C. "A" S-294)

 

 

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

 

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Emergency Measure

 

            (10-4)  Resolve, Approving the 2013 Draft and Arrangement of the Constitution of Maine Made by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court and Providing for Its Publication and Distribution

(S.P. 607)  (L.D. 1564)

 

 

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

 

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Acts

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Increase Maine's Energy Competitiveness

(S.P. 246)  (L.D. 697)
(C. "A" S-292)

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Promote Sustainable Food Policies

(S.P. 283)  (L.D. 745)
(S. "A" S-298 to C. "A" S-136)

 

            (10-7)  An Act To Improve the Quality of Guardian ad Litem Services for the Children and Families of Maine

(S.P. 297)  (L.D. 872)
(C. "A" S-297)

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Increase Funding for the Snowmobile Trail Fund and Adjust the Sales Tax Relating to Snowmobiles and Trail-grooming Equipment

(H.P. 902)  (L.D. 1263)
(C. "A" H-533)

 

            (10-9)  An Act To Amend the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act with Regard to Excess Prepared Marijuana

(H.P. 1011)  (L.D. 1423)
(C. "A" H-537)

 

            (10-10)  An Act Regarding Insured Value Factor Payments for Public Tuition Students Attending a Private School

(S.P. 563)  (L.D. 1505)
(C. "A" S-293)

 

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

 

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Resolves

 

            (10-11)  Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 3: Maine Clean Election Act and Related Provisions, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices

(H.P. 1110)  (L.D. 1543)
(H. "A" H-538)

 

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

 

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

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

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 26

 

 

NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development on Bill "An Act To Restore Uniformity to the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code"

(H.P. 691)  (L.D. 977)

 

Report "A" reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-555)  (9 members)
Report "B" reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-556)  (3 members)
Report "C" reporting Ought Not to Pass  (1 member)

 

 


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

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

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 27

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Nine Members of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT report in Report "A" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-555) on Bill "An Act To Restore Uniformity to the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code"

(H.P. 691)  (L.D. 977)

 

 

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    PATRICK of Oxford
                                    CLEVELAND of Androscoggin

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

            Three Members of the same Committee report in Report "B" Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-556) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    DUPREY of Hampden
                                    VOLK of Scarborough

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

 

            Signed:

 

            Representative:
                                    LOCKMAN of Amherst

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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

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 29

 

 

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 Ensure Statewide School Accountability and Improvement"

(H.P. 1085)  (L.D. 1510)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (8 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-558)  (5 members)

 

(2)  From the Committee on Health and Human Services on Bill "An Act To Repeal the 2-year Limit on Methadone and Suboxone Treatments under MaineCare"

(H.P. 664)  (L.D. 951)

 

Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-559)  (8 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-560)  (5 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

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 30

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-559) on Bill "An Act To Repeal the 2-year Limit on Methadone and Suboxone Treatments under MaineCare"

(H.P. 664)  (L.D. 951)

            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 "B" (H-560) 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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