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House Calendar
COMMUNICATIONS
SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
In Memory of:
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Ought to Pass as Amended
Divided Report
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
ORDERS OF THE DAY
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
BILLS HELD
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
SUPPLEMENT NO. 4
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Divided Report
SUPPLEMENT NO. 5
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
SUPPLEMENT NO. 6
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
SUPPLEMENT NO. 7
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 8
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 9
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 10
PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE
Reference
SUPPLEMENT NO. 11
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Committee of Conference
SUPPLEMENT NO. 12
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 13
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
SUPPLEMENT NO. 14
ENACTORS
Regular
Resolves
SUPPLEMENT NO. 15
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
SUPPLEMENT NO. 16
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 17
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 18
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 19
ENACTORS
Regular
Acts
SUPPLEMENT NO. 20
ORDERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 21
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
SUPPLEMENT NO. 22
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 23
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 24
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 25
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 26
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 27
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 28
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Pursuant to Joint Rule 309
SUPPLEMENT NO. 29
REPORTS OF COMMITTEE
Pursuant to Joint Rule 309
SUPPLEMENT NO. 30
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 32
SENATE PAPERS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 33
ENACTORS

 


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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


64th Legislative Day

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Pastor Gayle Holden, Cox Memorial United Baptist Church, Hallowell.

 

            National Anthem by Honorable Gay M. Grant, Gardiner.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Honorable Linda F. Sanborn. M.D., Gorham.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 215)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 18, 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 670, "Resolve, To Encourage the Use of Career Interest and Aptitude Tests in Higher Education."

 

Aptitude tests help students find areas where they have natural abilities, as well as match educational and career choices to those abilities.  That is why access to these tests is crucial throughout a students' education career.  For example, the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test could be provided to every student in Maine at no charge.  It would allow students to explore their interest and aptitude in a variety of areas, including business, education, law, and military service.

 

Unfortunately, while substantive bills providing access to these tests cannot pass the Legislature, Resolves directing studies of the issue do reach my desk.  Asking the leaders of public education in our state to study this issue when there is no appetite to pass good legislation is the definition of a wasted effort.  When we are ready to stand up and provide our students with options for these tests, I trust we will be able to move forward together.  Until then, the Education Coordinating Committee should focus on efforts that may actually bear fruit.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 670 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying item Resolve, To Encourage the Use of Career Interest and Aptitude Tests in Higher Education

(H.P. 462)  (L.D. 670)
(C. "A" H-244)

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 216)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-4)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 18, 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 671, "An Act To Protect Charter Schools by Requiring Them To Be Operated as Nonprofit Organizations."

 

It is sad to see bills focused on depriving students of educational choice land on my desk.  Current law already requires charter school applicants to be nonprofit, nonreligious entities and those changes included in this bill add nothing.  However, this bill goes further and adds new constraints to public charter schools, constraints beyond what traditional public schools face.  Why should public charter schools not have the same access to education service providers that other schools have?

 

Unfortunately, I believe we know the answer.  This bill – like many others – is part of a coordinated effort to maintain the educational status quo and prevent students from options that fit their needs.  Rather than follow the lead of other states and accept public charter schools as an option, some are focused on preventing their establishment.  The way to fix education is not by throwing more money at the problem or by letting students' ZIP Codes determine their destiny.  The solution is providing each student the individual approach they need, the approach that works for them.  This bill will work directly against that. 

 

For these reasons, I return LD 671 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-4)  The accompanying item An Act To Protect Charter Schools by Requiring Them To Be Operated as Nonprofit Organizations

(H.P. 463)  (L.D. 671)
(C. "A" H-245)

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 217)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-6)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 18, 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 1144, "An Act To Further Ensure Effective Teaching and School Leadership."

 

Ensuring effective teaching and school leadership begins with information.  That is why it is so concerning to see the Legislature try and reduce the amount of data collected by the Department of Education.  Programs can only be managed if we have information on their effectiveness.  This alone is reason enough to return this bill unsigned.

 

The remainder of this bill is redundant in light of changes made in the 125th Legislature, as well as budget initiatives put forward by my administration that were subsequently rejected.  We have tried time and again to secure funds to work with local schools to increase performance and accountability.  While this bill confirms that the Department may provide grants "if funds are available," the Legislature has cut our budget proposals so that funds are not available.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1144 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-6)  The accompanying item An Act To Further Ensure Effective Teaching and School Leadership

(H.P. 809)  (L.D. 1144)
(C. "A" H-254)

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (S.P. 606)

 

Town of Hermon

 

Resolution

 

Whereas, Governor LePage has required the Department of Health and Human Services to request a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture to allow Maine to prohibit the use of federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for the purchase of certain food items; and

 

Whereas, it is the opinion of the members of the Town Council that SNAP benefits should only be used to purchase foods that are healthy and nutritional and the purchase of any other foods should not be permitted;

 

Be it resolved by the Hermon Town Council in town council assembled that the 126 Maine Legislature during the first regular session adopt Legislative Document 1411 to require the Department of Health and Human Services to request a waiver to prohibit the use of food supplement benefits for the purchase of taxable food items and that the Governor of the State of Maine sign the bill upon approval of the Legislature.

 

Be it further resolved that copies of this resolution be forwarded to Governor Paul LePage, Representative Roger Reed and Senator Geoff Gratwick by the Town Clerk for the Town of Hermon.

 

SIGNED this June 6, 2013 by the Hermon Town Council:

 

S/Anthony Reynolds

S/Timothy McCluskey

S/Anne Freeman

S/Donald Pelletier

S/Douglas Sinclair, Sr.

S/William Scott

 

Attest Original:  S/Ruth A. Nickerson

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Leyna Tobey, of Augusta, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Cony High School.  Leyna performs in the Concert Choir, Madrigals, Pep Band and Chizzle Wizzle.  She is a member of the varsity Track and Field Team, plays Volleyball and is a member of the Math Team and the Key Club and the staff of Rameses, the school newspaper.  She is the recipient of an Everett V. Perkins Award, is an All-State Festival Choir Member, a Girls State delegate, a Maine Youth leadership participant and a Math Team top scorer.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Leyna on this achievement;

 

(SLS 497)

 

 

            (5-2)  Josie Lee, of Augusta, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Cony High School.  Josie is a member of the National Honor Society and participates in the Math Team, the Spanish Club, Key Club and Rameses, the school newspaper.  She was chosen Basketball Player of the Year by the Kennebec Journal and selected for the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Basketball First Team, All Defense Team and All-Academic Team and the Maine McDonald's All-Academic Team and as a Miss Maine Basketball semifinalist.  She earned 11 varsity letters in soccer, basketball and lacrosse.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Josie on this achievement;

 

(SLS 498)

 

 

            (5-3)  Stephen Soohey, of Whitefield, who was named the Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Erskine Academy.  Stephen has been active in community service projects.  He was a member of the National Honor Society, the cross-country team and the wrestling team.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Stephen on his future endeavors;

 

(SLS 499)

 

 

            (5-4)  Robert Soohey, of Whitefield, who was named the Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Erskine Academy.  Robert has received the Rensselaer Medal and has been active in community service projects.  He was a member of the National Honor Society, the cross-country team and the wrestling team.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Robert on his future endeavors;

 

(SLS 500)

 

 

            (5-5)  Tyler Levesque, of Ashland, who has been named Valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class of Ashland Community Middle/High School.  We extend our congratulations to Tyler on this achievement and send him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 475)

Presented by Representative NADEAU of Fort Kent.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook, Senator JACKSON of Aroostook, Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton, Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska.

 

 

            (5-6)  Anne-Marie Veilleux, of Jay, who is the recipient of the Boston Post Cane.  Mrs. Veilleux is 99 years of age.  She has 3 children, 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.  We extend our congratulations to Mrs. Veilleux on her receiving this honor and send her our best wishes;

 

(HLS 476)

Presented by Representative GILBERT of Jay.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-7)  Laura Johns, of Brooksville, a teacher at Brooksville Elementary School, for the success of her 2-year collaboration between the National Park Service and teachers at her school.  This collaborative effort resulted in a school field trip, the first in the nation, for a 2-night, 3-day educational expedition to Grand Canyon National Park.  The students traveled from the rim of the canyon down to the river and back.  Although Grand Canyon National Park hosts educational tours for student groups from more than 200 schools each year, most of the tours last between 2 and 5 hours and are conducted mostly on the rim of the canyon.  The National Park Service emphasized that the preparation by Brooksville Elementary School, led by Ms. Johns, was instrumental to the success of this pilot project, and this success will allow other students across the country to have a similar opportunity.  We extend our appreciation to Ms. Johns for her commitment to education and to leading this collaborative effort, the results of which will benefit so many people;

 

(HLS 477)

Presented by Representative CHAPMAN of Brooksville.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

 

            (5-8)  David A. Francis, of Machias, who is a member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.  Mr. Francis served in the United States Army during World War II.  He served as tribal governor for the Passamaquoddy Tribe, was Community Action Program director and housing commissioner and is the language curator and translator at the tribe's Wapohnahki Museum and Resource Center.  He is the voice of the Pequot Museum, has conducted many community presentations and has taught a Passamaquoddy language course at the University of Maine.  Mr. Francis also is the coeditor of the Maliseet-Passamaquoddy dictionary.  He and his wife, Marion, have 10 children and many grandchildren.  We extend our appreciation to Mr. Francis for his commitment to his country and his community;

 

(HLS 478)

Presented by Representative MAKER of Calais.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington, Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, Representative CASSIDY of Lubec.

 

 

            (5-9)  Alex Chasse, of Ashland, who has been named Salutatorian of the 2013 graduating class of Ashland Community Middle/High School.  We extend our congratulations to Alex on this achievement and send him our best wishes;

 

(HLS 479)

Presented by Representative NADEAU of Fort Kent.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook, Senator JACKSON of Aroostook, Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton, Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska.

 

 

            (5-10)  the Town of Fairfield, on the occasion of its 225th Anniversary of Incorporation.  Fairfield lies on the west bank of the Kennebec River, 3 miles north of Waterville.  It is the southernmost town in Somerset County and was first settled in 1774.  On June 18, 1788, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, John Hancock, authorized the Act of Incorporation.  In 1904, the Fairfield Register described the town as "beautiful and picturesque" and explained that its name "chosen because of its fair appearance is by no means a misnomer for some of the handsomest fields to be found in the state are located in this town."  We extend our congratulations to the Town of Fairfield on its 225th anniversary celebration and we send our best wishes for its Fairfield Days, June 26th to June 29th;

 

(HLS 480)

Presented by Representative KUSIAK of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

 

            (5-11)  Lily Reed, of Cape Neddick, 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 Lily on her receiving this honor;

 

(HLS 481)

Presented by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, Representative McGOWAN of York, Representative WEAVER of York.

 

 

            (5-12)  the American Legion's Mechanic Falls-Minot-Poland Post No. 150, in Mechanic Falls, which is a recipient of a 2013 Spirit of America Foundation Tribute Award for its many years of fund-raising to assist people in distress.  The Spirit of America Foundation was established to encourage and promote volunteerism, and the award is presented to honor local individuals, organizations or projects in appreciation of community service.  We send our congratulations to Mechanic Falls-Minot-Poland Post No. 150 on its receiving this award;

 

(HLS 482)

Presented by Representative JACKSON of Oxford.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin, Representative POWERS of Naples, Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin, Representative McCLELLAN of Raymond, Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-13)  Troy Pappas, of Eliot, a freshman at Bates College studying premed and a valued member of the Bates College football team.  Troy was a 2012 graduate of Marshwood High School, one of the top ten students in his graduating class.  He played 4 years of varsity baseball and football during high school and was named captain of the baseball team his junior and senior years.  He played varsity basketball for 2 years and won the Coach's Award his senior year. He was a member of student government and the school's award-winning math team.  Known as genuinely smart, fun, compassionate and creative, Troy was loved by all who knew him.  He lives on through his donated lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas, tissue and hand and through the wonderful memories he created with his family and friends and those whose lives he touched.  The Troy Pappas Memorial Fund will provide scholarships for other students.  He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family and many friends;

 

(HLS 483)

Presented by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin, Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin, Representative CAREY of Lewiston, Representative LAJOIE of Lewiston, Representative LIBBY of Lewiston, Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston, Representative WERTS of Auburn, Representative GUERIN of Glenburn.

 

 

            (5-14)  Lawrence J. Aiello, of Eliot, a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War.  Mr. Aiello was a past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6800, was founder of the New England Living History Association, was a member of the American Legion and was Scoutmaster of Troop No. 3.  He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family and friends;

 

(HLS 484)

Presented by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York.

 

 

            (5-15)  Julie Marie Verow O'Connor, of Brewer and Virginia Beach, Virginia, a veteran of the United States Navy.  Ms. O'Connor was born and raised in Brewer and was a 1983 graduate of John Bapst High School in Bangor. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Husson College in 1987, she went on to serve in the United States Navy for 6 years as a nurse.  Ms. O'Connor completed her Master of Science degree in nursing at Old Dominion University and became a family nurse practitioner.  Among the places she worked were Harvard University, Central Maine Medical Center and Faulkner Hospital in Boston.  She will be greatly missed and long remembered by her family and friends;

 

(HLS 485)

Presented by Representative VEROW of Brewer.

Cosponsored by Senator YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot, Representative JOHNSON of Eddington.

 

 

 

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Ought to Pass as Amended

 

            (6-1)  Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act Regarding School Construction"

(S.P. 429)  (L.D. 1235)

 

            Reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-239).

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-239) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-312) thereto.

 

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Divided Report

 

            (6-2)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-253) on Bill "An Act To Establish the High-efficiency Biomass Pellet Boiler Rebate Program and the Home Heating Conversion Fund"

(S.P. 542)  (L.D. 1468)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    CLEVELAND of Androscoggin
                                    JACKSON of Aroostook
                                    YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    HOBBINS of Saco
                                    DUNPHY of Embden
                                    GIDEON of Freeport
                                    HARVELL of Farmington
                                    LIBBY of Waterboro
                                    NEWENDYKE of Litchfield
                                    RYKERSON of Kittery
                                    TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono

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

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    BEAVERS of South Berwick
                                    RUSSELL of Portland

            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 SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-301).

 

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            (6-3)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-310) on Bill "An Act To Further Strengthen the Protection of Pregnant Women and Children from Toxic Chemicals"

(S.P. 418)  (L.D. 1181)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BOYLE of Cumberland
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    WELSH of Rockport
                                    CHIPMAN of Portland
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    McGOWAN of York

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-311) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin

            Representatives:
                                    AYOTTE of Caswell
                                    CAMPBELL of Orrington
                                    LONG of Sherman
                                    REED of Carmel

            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-310).

 

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            (6-4)  Majority Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-303) on Bill "An Act To Buy American-made Products"

(S.P. 311)  (L.D. 890)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    PATRICK of Oxford
                                    CLEVELAND of Androscoggin
                                    CUSHING of Penobscot

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (S-304) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

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

            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-303).

 

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            (6-5)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-552) 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)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    MacDONALD of Boothbay
                                    DAUGHTRY of Brunswick
                                    HUBBELL of Bar Harbor
                                    KORNFIELD of Bangor
                                    MAKER of Calais
                                    McCLELLAN of Raymond
                                    NELSON of Falmouth
                                    POULIOT of Augusta
                                    RANKIN of Hiram

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

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    JOHNSON of Lincoln

            Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe - of the House - supports the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-552) Report.

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            (6-6)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Ensure Statewide School Accountability and Improvement"

(H.P. 1085)  (L.D. 1510)

            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 to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-558) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

            Representatives:
                                    JOHNSON of Greenville
                                    MAKER of Calais
                                    McCLELLAN of Raymond
                                    POULIOT of Augusta

            Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe - of the House - supports the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report.

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            (6-7)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Refer to the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology on Bill "An Act To Protect Maine's Scenic Character"

(H.P. 812)  (L.D. 1147)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BOYLE of Cumberland
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    WELSH of Rockport
                                    CHIPMAN of Portland
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    McGOWAN of York

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-550) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin

            Representatives:
                                    AYOTTE of Caswell
                                    CAMPBELL of Orrington
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    LONG of Sherman

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            (6-8)  Majority Report of the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Refer to the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology on Bill "An Act Regarding Wind Power Siting in the Unorganized Territory"

(H.P. 947)  (L.D. 1323)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    BOYLE of Cumberland
                                    GRATWICK of Penobscot

            Representatives:
                                    WELSH of Rockport
                                    CHIPMAN of Portland
                                    COOPER of Yarmouth
                                    GRANT of Gardiner
                                    McGOWAN of York

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-549) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Senator:
                                    SAVIELLO of Franklin

            Representatives:
                                    AYOTTE of Caswell
                                    CAMPBELL of Orrington
                                    HARLOW of Portland
                                    LONG of Sherman

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            (6-9)  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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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Secession from a Municipality

(H.P. 1131)  (L.D. 1561)
(C. "A" H-539)

 

 

            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)  Resolve, To Review the Impact of Unfunded Education Mandates and Evaluate the Efficacy of Education Laws

(S.P. 322)  (L.D. 944)
(C. "A" S-295)

 

 

            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, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 180: Performance Evaluation and Professional Growth Systems, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education

(H.P. 1109)  (L.D. 1542)
(H. "A" H-546 to C. "A" H-507)

 

 

            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

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Expand Wild Turkey Hunting Opportunities

(H.P. 161)  (L.D. 200)
(H. "A" H-547 to C. "A" H-542)

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Provide for Special Restrictions on Dissemination and Use of Criminal History Record Information for Class E Crimes Committed by an Adult under 21 Years of Age

(H.P. 368)  (L.D. 549)
(C. "A" H-544)

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Expand Access to Early Postsecondary Education

(H.P. 677)  (L.D. 963)
(C. "A" H-545)

 

            (10-7)  An Act To Promote Innovation in Public Schools

(S.P. 390)  (L.D. 1129)
(H. "A" H-548 to C. "A" S-291)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 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.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment in Memory of Ralph H. Johnston, of Windham

(HLS 461)

 

TABLED - June 18, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative HARLOW of Portland.

PENDING - ADOPTION.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       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)

 

TABLED - June 18, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

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

 

 

 

 

 

11.       HOUSE REPORT - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-554) - Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY on Bill "An Act To Further Energy Independence for the State"

(H.P. 651)  (L.D. 927)

 

TABLED - June 18, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF COMMITTEE REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

12.       Bill "An Act To Protect the Privacy of Citizens from Domestic Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Use"

(S.P. 72)  (L.D. 236)

 

- In Senate, PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "B" (S-282) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-285) thereto.

TABLED - June 18, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - ADOPTION OF COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "B" (S-282).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BILLS HELD

 

1.         Bill "An Act To Improve Access to Oral Health Care"

(H.P. 870)  (L.D. 1230)
(C. "A" H-531; H. "A" H-541)

 

- In House, Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-531) AND HOUSE AMENDMENT "A" (H-541).

HELD at the Request of Speaker EVES of North Berwick.

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE JUNE 19, 2013

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Divided Report

 

            (6-1)  Majority Report of the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought Not to Pass on Bill "An Act To Expand School Choice for Maine Students"

(S.P. 576)  (L.D. 1529)

            Signed:

            Senators:
                                    MILLETT of Cumberland
                                    JOHNSON of Lincoln
                                    LANGLEY of Hancock

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

            Minority Report of the same Committee reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-313) on same Bill.

 

            Signed:

            Representatives:
                                    JOHNSON of Greenville
                                    McCLELLAN of Raymond

            Representative SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe - of the House - supports the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report.

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

 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 488)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

June 18, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Senate Paper 272, Legislative Document 734, "An Act Relating to the Sales Tax Exemption on Depreciable Equipment Used in Commercial Wood Harvesting," 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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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Establish the Maine Online Learning Collaborative

(S.P. 580)  (L.D. 1533)
(C. "A" S-302)

 

            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 Fix and Improve the System Used To Evaluate or Rate Public Schools in Maine

(S.P. 585)  (L.D. 1540)
(C. "A" S-306)

 

            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

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Make Post-conviction Possession of Animals a Criminal Offense

(S.P. 252)  (L.D. 703)
(C. "A" S-283)

 

            (10-4)  An Act To Promote the Maine Economy and Support Maine's Sporting Camp Tradition

(S.P. 276)  (L.D. 738)
(C. "A" S-305)

 

            (10-5)  An Act To Amend the Prior Authorization Process for Methadone and Suboxone Treatments under MaineCare

(H.P. 664)  (L.D. 951)
(C. "A" H-559)

 

            (10-6)  An Act To Amend the Law Governing Provider Contracts with Insurance Companies

(S.P. 540)  (L.D. 1466)
(C. "A" S-284)

 

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

 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

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" (S-308) on Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Request a Waiver To Prohibit the Use of Food Supplement Benefits for the Purchase of Taxable Food Items (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 505)  (L.D. 1411)

            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" (S-309) on same Resolve.

 

            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-308) Report.

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report READ and ACCEPTED and the Resolve PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-308).

 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

ENACTORS

 

 

Acts

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Regulate Dealers in Secondhand Precious Metals

(H.P. 64)  (L.D. 71)
(H. "A" H-551 to C. "A" H-392)

 

            (10-2)  An Act Regarding School Construction

(S.P. 429)  (L.D. 1235)
(S. "A" S-312 to C. "A" S-239)

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Promote the Safe Use and Sale of Firearms

(H.P. 874)  (L.D. 1240)
(C. "A" H-450)

 

 

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

 

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SUPPLEMENT NO. 6

 

ENACTORS

 

Bond Issue

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Establish the High-efficiency Biomass Boiler Rebate Program and the Home Heating Conversion Fund

(S.P. 542)  (L.D. 1468)
(S. "A" S-301)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  In accordance with the provisions of Section 14 of Article IX of the Constitution, a two-thirds vote of the House necessary.

 

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Acts

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Further Strengthen the Protection of Pregnant Women and Children from Toxic Chemicals

(S.P. 418)  (L.D. 1181)
(C. "A" S-310)

 

 

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

 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 7

 

SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  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)

 

            Majority (11) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on JUDICIARY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-384) in the House on June 7, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Reports READ and the Bill and accompanying papers COMMITTED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY and the Committee on JUDICIARY in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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SUPPLEMENT NO. 8

 

SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Expedited Permitting Area for Wind Energy Development under the Jurisdiction of the Maine Land Use Planning Commission"

(H.P. 435)  (L.D. 616)

 

            Report "A" (9) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED of the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-527) in the House on June 17, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Reports READ and the Bill and accompanying papers COMMITTED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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SUPPLEMENT NO. 9

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 489)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

June 19, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Senate Paper 329, Legislative Document 984, "An Act To Amend the Health Plan Improvement Law Regarding Prescription Drug Step Therapy and Prior Authorization," 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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SUPPLEMENT NO. 10

 

PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Preserve Code Enforcement Officer Training and Certification"

(H.P. 1135)  (L.D. 1565)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAREY of Lewiston.

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

 

            Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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SUPPLEMENT NO. 11

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Committee of Conference

 

            (6-1)  Report of the Committee of Conference on the disagreeing action of the two branches of the Legislature on Bill "An Act To Ensure Accountability in State Contracts"

(S.P. 406)  (L.D. 1169)

 

has had the same under consideration, and asks leave to report:

 

            That they are UNABLE TO AGREE.

 

            Signed:

 

            Senators:
                        LACHOWICZ of Kennebec
                        GERZOFSKY of Cumberland
                        JACKSON of Aroostook

            Representatives:
                        LIBBY of Lewiston
                        MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach
                        VOLK of Scarborough

            Comes from the Senate with the Committee of Conference Report READ and ACCEPTED.

 

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SUPPLEMENT NO. 12

 

SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Authorize Options for Local Revenue Enhancement"

(H.P. 299)  (L.D. 427)

 

            Minority (3) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on TAXATION READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-363) in the House on June 19, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Majority (10) OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report of the Committee on TAXATION READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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SUPPLEMENT NO. 13

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Change the Voting Requirements for the Withdrawal of a Municipality from a Regional School Unit

(H.P. 534)  (L.D. 783)
(H. "A" H-561 to C. "A" H-552)

 

 

            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 Buy American-made Products

(S.P. 311)  (L.D. 890)
(H. "A" H-557 to C. "A" S-303)

 

 

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

 

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SUPPLEMENT NO. 14

 

ENACTORS

 

 

Resolves

 

            (10-1)  Resolve, Relating to a Review of Risks Associated with Tar Sands Oil

(H.P. 970)  (L.D. 1362)
(H. "A" H-543 to C. "A" H-428)

 

 

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

 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 15

 

 

 

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. 1103)  (L.D. 1536) Bill "An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine"  Committee on JUDICIARY reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-566)

 

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SUPPLEMENT NO. 16

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 609)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the Senate adjourn they do so until Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 10:00 in the morning and House adjourn until 9:00 in the morning.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 17

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act Regarding School Budgets" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 608)  (L.D. 1566)

 

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

 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 18

 

SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Request a Waiver To Prohibit the Use of Food Supplement Benefits for the Purchase of Taxable Food Items (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 505)  (L.D. 1411)

 

            Minority (5) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES READ and ACCEPTED and the Resolve PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "B" (S-309) in the House on June 19, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Majority (8) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES was READ and ACCEPTED and the Resolve PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-308) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 19

 

ENACTORS

 

 

Acts

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Protect the Privacy of Citizens from Domestic Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Use

(S.P. 72)  (L.D. 236)
(H. "B" H-563 and S. "A" S-285 to C. "B" S-282)

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Further Energy Independence for the State

(H.P. 651)  (L.D. 927)
(C. "A" H-554)

 

            (10-3)  An Act To Maximize Funds Available To Provide Oral Health Care Services to Persons with Developmental, Behavioral or Other Severely Disabling Conditions Requiring Specialized and Time-intensive Oral Health Care

(H.P. 1068)  (L.D. 1486)
(H. "A" H-562 to C. "A" H-520)

 

 

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

 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 20

 

ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative TREAT of Hallowell, the following Joint Order:  (H.P. 1136)

 

            ORDERED, the Senate concurring, that, notwithstanding Joint Rule 353, the Maine Health Exchange Advisory Committee, referred to in this order as "the advisory committee," is established to advise the Legislature regarding the interests of individuals and employers with respect to any health benefit exchange, referred to in this order as "the exchange," that may be created for this State pursuant to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

            1. Appointment; composition.  The advisory committee consists of members appointed as follows:

            A.  The following 5 members of the Legislature, of whom 3 members must serve on the Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial Services and 2 members must serve on the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services or the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs:

(1)  Two members of the Senate, appointed by the President of the Senate, including one member recommended by the Senate Minority Leader; and

(2)  Three members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House, including one member recommended by the House Minority Leader;

            B.  Two persons representing health insurance carriers, one of whom is appointed by the President of the Senate and one of whom is appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

            C. One person representing dental insurance carriers, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

            D. One person representing insurance producers, appointed by the President of the Senate;

            E. One person representing Medicaid recipients, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

            F. Two persons representing health care providers and health care facilities, including one member representing federally qualified health centers, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

            G. One person who is an advocate for enrolling hard-to-reach populations, including individuals with mental health or substance abuse disorders, appointed by the President of the Senate;

            H. One member representing a federally recognized Indian tribe, appointed by the President of the Senate; and

            I.  Four members representing individuals and small businesses, including:

(1)  One person, appointed by the President of the Senate, who can reasonably be expected to purchase individual coverage through an exchange with the assistance of a premium tax credit and who can reasonably be expected to represent the interests of consumers purchasing individual coverage through the exchange;

(2)  One person, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, representing an employer that can reasonably be expected to purchase group coverage through an exchange and who can reasonably be expected to represent the interests of such employers;

(3)  One person, appointed by the President of the Senate, representing navigators or entities likely to be licensed as navigators; and

(4)  One person, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, employed by an employer that can reasonably be expected to purchase group coverage through an exchange and who can reasonably be expected to represent the interests of such employees.

The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall invite the Superintendent of Insurance, or the superintendent's designee, and the Commissioner of Health and Human Services, or the commissioner's designee, to participate as ex officio nonvoting members.

            2.  Chairs.  The first-named Senator is the Senate chair of the advisory committee and the first-named member of the House of Representatives is the House chair of the advisory committee.

            3.  Appointments; convening.  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 made.  When the appointment of all members has been completed, the chairs of the advisory committee shall call and convene the first meeting of the advisory committee.  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 advisory committee to meet and conduct its business.

            4.  Duties.  The advisory committee shall:

            A.  Advise the Legislature regarding the interests of individuals and employers with respect to any exchange that may be created for this State;

            B.  Serve as a liaison between any exchange and individuals and small businesses enrolled in the exchange;

            C.  Evaluate the implementation and operation of any exchange with respect to the following:

(1)  The essential health benefits benchmark plan designated in this State under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including whether the State should change its designation;

(2)  The impact of federal and state laws and regulations governing the health insurance rating for tobacco use and coverage for wellness programs and smoking cessation programs on accessibility and affordability of health insurance;

(3)  The consumer outreach and enrollment conducted by the exchange and whether the navigator program is effective and whether navigators or other persons providing assistance to consumers are in compliance with any federal or state certification and training requirements;

(4)  The coordination between the state Medicaid program and the exchange;

(5)  Whether health insurance coverage through the exchange is affordable for individuals and small businesses, including whether individual subsidies are adequate;

(6)  Whether the exchange is effective in providing access to health insurance coverage for small businesses;

(7)  The implementation of rebates under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 24‑A, section 4319; and

(8) The coordination of plan management activities between the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance and the exchange, including the certification of qualified health plans and rate review;

            D.  Following the release of guidance or regulations from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services addressing the basic health program option, as set forth in Section 1331 of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, conduct a study, and make recommendations as appropriate, that examines the potential for establishing a basic health program for eligible individuals in order to ensure continuity of care and that families previously enrolled in Medicaid remain in the same plan.  In conducting the study, the advisory committee shall consider the affordability of coverage for low-income populations, the potential cost savings to the state Medicaid program, the systems needed to create a seamless transition between a basic health program and Medicaid coverage, the impact of a basic health program on the negotiation of rates or receipt of rebates and the cost-effectiveness of delivering coverage through a basic health program; and

            E.  Based on the evaluations conducted by the advisory committee pursuant to this order, make recommendations for any changes in policy or law that would improve the operation of an exchange for consumers and small businesses in the State.

            5.  Compensation.  Except for members of the advisory committee who are Legislators, members serve as volunteers and without compensation or reimbursement for expenses.  Members who are Legislators are entitled to receive the legislative per diem as defined in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 2 and reimbursement for travel for attendance at meetings of the advisory committee.

            6.  Quorum.  A quorum is a majority of the members of the advisory committee.

            7.  Meetings.  The advisory committee shall meet at least 4 times a year at regular intervals and may meet at other times at the call of the chairs.  Meetings of the advisory committee are public proceedings as provided by the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, chapter 13, subchapter 1.

            8.  Records.  Except for information designated as confidential under federal or state law, information obtained by the advisory committee is a public record as provided by the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, chapter 13, subchapter 1.

            9.  Staffing.  The Legislative Council shall provide staff support for the operation of the advisory committee, except that the Legislative Council staff support is not authorized when the Legislature is in regular or special session or for more than 4 meetings annually between regular or special sessions of the Legislature.  In addition, the advisory committee may contract for administrative, professional and clerical services if funding permits.

            10.  Funding for advisory committee activities.  The advisory committee may accept from the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance and the Department of Health and Human Services any grant funding made available to the State for exchange implementation and plan management activities that is received by those state agencies. The advisory committee may apply for and receive funds, grants or contracts from public and private sources to support its activities.  Contributions to support the work of the advisory committee may not be accepted from any party having a pecuniary or other vested interest in the outcome of the matters being studied.  Any person, other than a state agency, desiring to make a financial or in-kind contribution shall certify to the Legislative Council that it has no pecuniary or other vested interest in the outcome of the advisory committee’s activities.  Such a certification must be made in the manner prescribed by the Legislative Council.  All contributions are subject to approval by the Legislative Council.  All funds accepted must be forwarded to the Executive Director of the Legislative Council along with an accounting record that includes the amount of funds, the date the funds were received, from whom the funds were received and the purpose of and any limitation on the use of those funds.  The Executive Director of the Legislative Council shall administer any funds received by the advisory committee.

            11.  Reports.  The advisory committee shall submit to the Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial Services a preliminary report on its activities no later than December 16, 2013.  The advisory committee shall submit to the Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial Services a final report on its activities no later than November 30, 2014, and shall include in its report a review and evaluation of the continued necessity of a state health exchange advisory committee, including the staffing and funding needs of such an advisory committee, recommendations as to whether such an advisory committee should be established by the 127th Legislature and whether any changes should be made to the Maine Revised Statutes governing such an advisory committee.

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126th Legislature
First Regular Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 21

 

 

 

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. 1034)  (L.D. 1440) Bill "An Act To Amend the Retirement Laws Pertaining to Participating Local Districts"  Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-568)

 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 22

 

SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Improve Access to Oral Health Care"

(H.P. 870)  (L.D. 1230)

 

            Majority (7) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-531) AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT "A" (H-564) thereto in the House on June 19, 2013.

 

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

 

 

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126th Legislature
First Regular Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 23

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 491)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

June 19, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Please be advised the Senate today insisted to its previous action whereby it committed 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) and all accompanying papers to the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, in non-concurrence.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 24

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 223)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 19, 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 851, "An Act To Allow the Return of Excess Funds by a Municipality That Forecloses on Real Estate."

 

In its current form, this bill is well-meaning.  When any foreclosure occurs on real estate – whether by a municipality, the State, or a private lender – the former property owner should receive any remaining equity after all debts, interest, and costs are paid.  My concern is the use of "may" in this current draft, rather than "must." 

 

I return this bill today because it does not go far enough.  I am concerned this measure, in its current form, will create the impression that action has already occurred and that we need not do more.  As a mayor, I was always concerned that the city might be tempted by a windfall if it foreclosed on a property.  Changing one simple word in this bill would remove any temptation from our towns as they make decisions on foreclosure.

 

We must do more to expedite foreclosures in our current system when it becomes clear a homeowner will not be able to afford their property.  But we must also protect a homeowner's equity that is rightly theirs.  That is why I return this bill and ask that we return to the process and make the policy reflected in this bill even stronger.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 851 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 Allow the Return of Excess Funds by a Municipality That Forecloses on Real Estate

(H.P. 602)  (L.D. 851)
(C. "A" H-293)

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126th Legislature
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 25

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 224)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 19, 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 1559, "An Act To Reduce Energy Costs, Increase Energy Efficiency, Promote Electric System Reliability and Protect the Environment."

 

As the Legislature is well aware, I have had significant concerns with this bill.  While there are some positives found within it, there are also fee increases on Maine people and significant risk with new authority provided to the PUC.  I believe we can do more to encourage lower cost electricity, including hydroelectric, and should focus our limited resources on directly lowering heating costs.  Lastly, I know we can provide more relief to Maine businesses and consumers by reducing the add-ons to our electricity bills.

 

However, in order to work with the committee, the chairs and I came to an agreement on one additional provision.  I gave my word that, if that one additional provision was included, I would let this bill go into law without my signature.  It was a request that the Legislature provide the University of Maine the opportunity to compete for offshore wind development.  There are many things we can disagree on, but we should all agree that our flagship university deserves the opportunity to compete on a level playing field.  For the State, it is simply the right thing to do. 

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1559 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 Reduce Energy Costs, Increase Energy Efficiency, Promote Electric System Reliability and Protect the Environment (EMERGENCY)

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

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 26

 

SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  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)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-552) AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT "B" (H-567) thereto in the House on June 19, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-552) AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT "A" (H-561) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 27

 

SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Provide Tax Fairness to Maine's Middle Class and Working Families"

(H.P. 785)  (L.D. 1113)

 

            Majority (9) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report of the Committee on TAXATION READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-526) AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT "A" (H-565) thereto in the House on June 19, 2013.

 

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

 

 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 28

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 309

 

            (6-1)  From the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Improve the Return to the State on the Sale of Spirits and To Provide a Source of Payment for Maine's Hospitals" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 75)  (L.D. 239)

 

            Received by the Secretary of the Senate on June 19, 2013, pursuant to Joint Rule 309.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Bill and accompanying papers INDEFINITELY POSTPONED.

 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 29

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEE

 

Pursuant to Joint Rule 309

 

            (6-1)  From the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS on Bill "An Act To Strengthen the State's Wholesale Liquor Business" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 234)  (L.D. 644)

 

            Received by the Secretary of the Senate on June 19, 2013, pursuant to Joint Rule 309.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Bill and accompanying papers INDEFINITELY POSTPONED.

 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 30

 

SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Restore Uniformity to the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code"

(H.P. 691)  (L.D. 977)

 

            Report "A" (9) OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT READ and ACCEPTED and the Bill PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-555) in the House on June 19, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate with Report "C" (1) OUGHT NOT TO PASS of the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT READ and ACCEPTED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 32

 

SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  An Act To Ensure State Coordination and Oversight of Health Plans

(S.P. 376)  (L.D. 1094)
(C. "A" S-185)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENACTED in the House on June 10, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (S-185) AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-314) thereto in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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126th Legislature
First Regular Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 33

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Change the Voting Requirements for the Withdrawal of a Municipality from a Regional School Unit

(H.P. 534)  (L.D. 783)
(H. "A" H-561 to C. "A" H-552)

 

 

            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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