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The House Calendar

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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


67th Legislative Day

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Honorable Bernard L.A. Ayotte, Caswell.

 

            National Anthem by Honorable Matthea Elisabeth Larsen Daughtry, Brunswick.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, June 27, 2013.

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 242)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 28, 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 161, "An Act To Restrict a Health Insurance Carrier to Rating on the Basis of One Geographic Area."

 

This bill rolls back the market-based changes of the 125th Legislature in favor of more government bureaucracy over our insurance markets.  It removes individual choices from the insurance market to promote central government planning in Augusta.  Our insurance rates skyrocketed under these policies in years past, rapidly growing our welfare rolls without reducing our uninsured population.  Now is not the time to return to those policies which made health insurance unaffordable for hardworking Maine families. 

 

For these reasons, I return LD 161 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 Restrict a Health Insurance Carrier to Rating on the Basis of One Geographic Area

(H.P. 136)  (L.D. 161)
(C. "A" H-288)

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 243)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-4)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 28, 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 225, "An Act To Restore Consumer Rate Review for Health Insurance Plans in the Individual Market."

 

This bill rolls back the market-based changes of the 125th Legislature in favor of more government bureaucracy over our insurance markets.  It requires our Superintendent of Insurance to hold public hearings for rate review on all individual health insurance rate filings.  The simple fact is Maine law already has significant protections against unfair rates and burying filings with red tape will not add to those protections.  It is not the time to undo our regulatory reforms in the name of government control.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 225 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 Restore Consumer Rate Review for Health Insurance Plans in the Individual Market

(H.P. 186)  (L.D. 225)
(C. "A" H-314)

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 244)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-6)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 28, 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 1046, "An Act Providing for the Prescribing and Administering of Naloxone."

 

Drug abuse is a problem in Maine, especially with opioids.  We must do more to prohibit these drugs from falling into the hands of those who abuse them, and my administration is committed to doing just that.  However, this bill would make it easier for those with substance abuse problems to push themselves to the edge, or beyond.  It provides a false sense of security that abusers are somehow safe from overdose if they have a prescription nearby.  Offering temporary relief without medical or treatment oversight will not combat drug use.  It is not the right policy for Maine.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1046 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 Providing for the Prescribing and Administering of Naloxone

(H.P. 737)  (L.D. 1046)
(S. "A" S-266 to C. "A" H-436)

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 245)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-8)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 28, 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 1390, "An Act Regarding the Cancellation of Subscription Services."

 

This bill stems from a single incident and there is an old saying that "hard cases make bad law."  This is especially true with legislation that creates new penalties under the Maine Unfair Trade Practices Act.  Attempting to force online companies to comply with this law will create a minefield of uneven treatment, penalizing businesses which are present in Maine while others go free if our courts cannot assert jurisdiction. 

 

Just because a bad thing happened does not mean a law is necessary.  Companies should make it easy for their customers to return their products in order to build customer loyalty – I can think of Maine companies that do just that.  If a business makes a choice to treat its customers poorly, they will not be in business for long.  Consumers vote with their wallets and the market will work, even when dealing with recurring subscriptions.  We do not need a law. 

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1390 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-8)  The accompanying item An Act Regarding the Cancellation of Subscription Services

(H.P. 993)  (L.D. 1390)
(C. "A" H-498)

 

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            (2-9)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 246)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-10)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

June 28, 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 1543, "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."

 

The Democrat majority should have listened to the objections of Republicans on this bill.  In a time when tax increases are being forced on the Maine people, letting these rules to go into effect would allow politicians to spend taxpayer dollars on parties after their elections.  While I have objections to the entire concept of welfare for politicians, I must ask: why can we not all agree that taxpayer dollars should not subsidize post-election parties?   Is that truly the best use of the money we take from hardworking Mainers?  For me, the answer is no. 

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1543 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-10)  The accompanying item 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)

 

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            (2-11)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 247)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-12)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

July 2, 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 1362, "Resolve, Relating to a Review of Risks Associated with Tar Sands Oil."

 

This bill directs the Department of Environmental Protection to conduct a study of oil sands products transportation in Maine.  However, the Department is already investigating such transportation and going beyond the scope of the bill to develop spill response plans to ensure that the impacts of a potential spill in Maine will be minimized.  Regardless, the amended bill directs the department to undertake work duplicative of work already ongoing, in effect, treating the Department like a research group for the Legislature.  This is another example of unnecessary lawmaking.  In fact, the Department's initial study efforts resulted in a comprehensive 325-page report, to which the public has access.  Instead of encouraging the Department to continue their emergency response planning efforts, however, the bill would have the Department provide summaries of publicly available documents. 

 

This bill inappropriately redirects the Department's resources to support the curiosity of the Legislature rather than fulfilling more practical needs of Maine's citizens and environment, and I cannot support it.  I am confident that the Department's ongoing efforts in this area sufficiently address transportation of these products through Maine. 

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1362 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-12)  The accompanying item 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)

 

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            (2-13)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 248)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-14)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

July 8, 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 1057, "An Act Related to Public Funding of Charter Schools."

 

This bill is another attempt to destroy public charter schools in Maine by a thousand cuts.  The Department of Education worked in good faith with the sponsor to come up with a compromise, a compromise which was rejected in order to force public charter schools to be funded through a separate line-item in the budget.  This would allow a legislature to target charter schools — and the options they provide students — by reducing the funds they have available.  That is simply not something I can support.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1057 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-14)  The accompanying item An Act Related to Public Funding of Charter Schools

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

 

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            (2-15)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 249)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-16)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

July 8, 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 611, "An Act To Adjust Maine's Minimum Wage Annually Based on Cost-of-living Changes."

 

The title of this bill reflects many of the misguided priorities of Augusta. Too many people are worried about the bare minimum, wages or otherwise. It is time to aim higher than the minimum.  We must create the environment for well-paying careers, to give hardworking families an opportunity to succeed.  Mainers deserve more than the minimum, and if we give them the opportunity, they will earn it.

 

Let us refocus on lowering energy costs, continuing to streamline and reform regulations, and reducing our tax burden.  It is time to move out of 50th place.  Quite simply, it is time to put Maine people before politics.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 611 unsigned and vetoed. I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-16)  The accompanying item An Act To Adjust Maine's Minimum Wage Annually Based on Cost-of-living Changes

(H.P. 430)  (L.D. 611)
(C. "A" H-16)

 

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            (2-17)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 250)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-18)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

July 8, 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 1069, "An Act To Provide Flexibility in the State Prevailing Wage and Benefit Rates."

 

This bill would yet again make Maine an outlier, as only 6 other states follow the policy outlined in this bill.  If the goal is to provide flexibility for these contracting jobs, we could repeal the entire bureaucracy and let individuals, businesses, and the market work.  If that bill reached my desk, I would sign it immediately.  Unfortunately, this bill creates ambiguity where there is now clarity and will require significant resources to enforce, resources which are not provided in this bill. 

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1069 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-18)  The accompanying item An Act To Provide Flexibility in the State Prevailing Wage and Benefit Rates

(H.P. 762)  (L.D. 1069)
(H. "A" H-252 to C. "A" H-131)

 

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            (2-19)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 251)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-20)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

July 8, 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 1259, "Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 17: Rules Regarding Proof of Ownership and Recruitment by Employers Employing Foreign Laborers To Operate Logging Equipment, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Labor."

 

The rules put forward in this bill initially went through a significant public process, including a public hearing and responding to comments.  Legislators have the opportunity to comment at that time and make their concerns known, but no comments were received by the Department.  Instead, this bill was amended in committee to backdoor changes that possibly conflict with State law.  If a legislator wants to bring a bill forward changing the law, they have that opportunity.  Hijacking the rulemaking process is no way to shape good public policy.

 

Additionally, simply adding an amendment that says the department shall implement this bill "using existing resources" does not mean we are able to do so.  It is easy to pass bills to score political points and pretend they have no cost.  It is much harder to actually govern and recognize that things cost money.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1259 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-20)  The accompanying item Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 17: Rules Regarding Proof of Ownership and Recruitment by Employers Employing Foreign Laborers To Operate Logging Equipment, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Labor

(H.P. 893)  (L.D. 1259)
(S. "A" S-318 to C. "A" H-257; S. "A" S-246)

 

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            (2-21)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 252)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-22)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

July 8, 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 1198, "An Act To Protect Earned Pay."

 

This is yet another bill seeking to undo changes made in the 125th Legislature.  I am not sure how well the Maine people are served by forcing partisan bills through the process that are sure to receive a veto on my desk.  The changes sought in this bill were supposedly brought forward to make the process "more fair."  The simple fact is these changes will increase the costs to our unemployment trust fund and could ultimately hurt hardworking Maine families.

 

Our unemployment trust fund has been managed prudently and we have kept it in strong fiscal shape, unlike many other states which ran up significant deficits.  The fact is that benefit programs have costs and the money can run out.  It may be hard to tell people "no" and ensure we remain fiscally responsible, but it is the right thing to do. 

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1198 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-22)  The accompanying item An Act To Protect Earned Pay

(H.P. 842)  (L.D. 1198)
(C. "A" H-256)

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham, the following Joint Order:  (H.P. 1145)

 

            ORDERED, the Senate concurring, that the following specified matters be held over to any special and/or regular session of the 126th Legislature.

 

Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

 

H.P. 342, L.D. 500 - An Act To Permit Tribal Members To Have Access to Wood Fiber for Fuel, Shelter and Traditional Woodcraft Production

 

H.P. 873, L.D. 1239 - An Act To Clarify, Streamline and Promote Fair Animal Welfare Laws

 

H.P. 1092, L.D. 1521 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry To Create a Pilot Program To Support the State's Small Food Processors

 

H.P. 1137, L.D. 1567 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 22: Standards for Outdoor Application of Pesticides by Powered Equipment in Order To Minimize Off-Target Deposition, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

 

H.P. 1138, L.D. 1568 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 20: Special Provisions, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

 

H.P. 1139, L.D. 1569 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 51: Notice of Aerial Pesticide Application, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

 

Appropriations and Financial Affairs

 

H.P. 20, L.D. 16 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Invest in Transportation Infrastructure

 

H.P. 23, L.D. 25 - An Act To Exclude Certain State-funded Costs from the State Share of the Total Cost of Funding Public Education

 

H.P. 34, L.D. 39 - An Act To Expand the Number of Qualified Educators

 

H.P. 54, L.D. 62 - An Act To Provide Additional Funding for Respite Care for the Elderly and for Adults with Disabilities

 

S.P. 38, L.D. 87 - An Act To Improve Community Mental Health Treatment

 

S.P. 47, L.D. 126 - An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption to Incorporated Nonprofit Performing Arts Organizations

 

H.P. 112, L.D. 137 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Retirement under the Maine Public Employees Retirement System

 

H.P. 113, L.D. 138 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Issuance of Bonds That Have Been Ratified by the Citizens of the State

 

H.P. 131, L.D. 156 - RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine Concerning Early Voting and Voting by Absentee Ballot

 

H.P. 140, L.D. 180 - An Act Concerning the Use of Tobacco Settlement Funds for Children's Health Care

 

H.P. 142, L.D. 182 - An Act To Support the Maine Lobster Industry

 

H.P. 147, L.D. 186 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Disability Retirement Determinations by the Maine Public Employees Retirement System

 

H.P. 182, L.D. 221 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Provide Funds for a Public-private Partnership for a New Science Facility at the Maine Maritime Academy

 

H.P. 189, L.D. 228 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Reduce Energy Costs by Weatherizing and Upgrading the Energy Efficiency of Maine Homes and Businesses and To Create Jobs by Providing for a Trained Workforce for Maine's Energy Future

 

H.P. 191, L.D. 230 - An Act To Establish the Commission on Health Care Cost and Quality

 

S.P. 68, L.D. 232 - An Act To Increase the Base for the Cost-of-living Increase for Retired State Employees and Teachers

 

S.P. 70, L.D. 234 - An Act To Provide Tax Treatment Consistency for Limited Liability Companies and S Corporations

 

S.P. 81, L.D. 245 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Maintenance of State Armories

 

S.P. 106, L.D. 273 - An Act Authorizing a General Fund Bond Issue To Fund the Dredging of Casco Bay and the Expansion of the Portland Fish Exchange

 

S.P. 109, L.D. 276 - Resolve, To Improve Access to Oral Health Care for MaineCare Recipients

 

H.P. 203, L.D. 294 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Construct a Facility To Assist  Maine Agriculture in Control of Animal and Plant Diagnostics

 

H.P. 204, L.D. 295 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Provide Weatherization Rebates for Veterans and Persons Eligible for Social Security

 

S.P. 139, L.D. 359 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Implement the Riverfront Island Master Plan

 

S.P. 140, L.D. 360 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Rail Lines in Western Maine

 

S.P. 148, L.D. 368 - An Act To Ensure the Continuation of Dairy Farming

 

H.P. 253, L.D. 378 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Complete Renovation of a Pier at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute

 

H.P. 265, L.D. 390 - An Act To Restore MaineCare Coverage for Ambulatory Surgical Center Services

 

H.P. 271, L.D. 396 - An Act To Appropriate Sufficient Funds for Indigent Legal Services

 

S.P. 168, L.D. 436 - An Act To Raise the Maximum 529 Plan Contribution Tax Deduction

 

S.P. 172, L.D. 440 - An Act To Support Community Health Centers through Tax Credits for Dentists and Primary Care Professionals Practicing in Underserved Areas

 

H.P. 305, L.D. 455 - An Act To Increase the State Earned Income Credit

 

H.P. 314, L.D. 464 - An Act To Change Compensation for Career and Technical Education Region Cooperative Board Meeting Attendance

 

H.P. 331, L.D. 481 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Virtual Public Charter Schools

 

H.P. 338, L.D. 488 - An Act To Improve Access to Home-based and Community-based Care in the MaineCare Program

 

H.P. 341, L.D. 499 - An Act To Promote Dental Care for Low-income Populations

 

S.P. 203, L.D. 513 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Invest in Transportation, Broadband Infrastructure, Downtown Revitalization, Land for Maine's Future Board and Training Facilities for Tourism-related Training in Labor Market Areas with Higher-than-average Unemployment

 

H.P. 357, L.D. 538 - An Act To Align Costs Recognized for Transfer of Nursing Facilities and Residential Care Facilities with Ordinary Commercial and Government Contracting Standards

 

H.P. 368, L.D. 549 - An Act To Allow a Person Who Is 21 Years of Age or Older To Expunge Certain Criminal Convictions

 

S.P. 221, L.D. 631 - An Act To Change the Taxes on Fuel Purchased for Use Other Than on the Highways

 

S.P. 226, L.D. 636 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support Public Higher Educational Facilities

 

H.P. 464, L.D. 672 - An Act Relating to Exemption from Immunization for Schoolchildren

 

H.P. 482, L.D. 690 - An Act To Ensure Efficiency in the Unemployment Insurance System

 

S.P. 256, L.D. 707 - An Act To Provide Assistance to Maine's Dairy Farms

 

S.P. 262, L.D. 713 - An Act To Return Local Revenue Sharing to Full Funding

 

H.P. 487, L.D. 715 - An Act To Improve Access to Career and Technical Schools

 

S.P. 279, L.D. 741 - An Act To Promote Fairness in the Sales Tax Exemption for Vehicles Used in Interstate Commerce

 

H.P. 532, L.D. 781 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Fund the Construction of a New State Archives Facility

 

H.P. 533, L.D. 782 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education To Enhance Economic Development

 

H.P. 541, L.D. 790 - An Act To Repeal the Bonding Authority of the Maine Governmental Facilities Authority

 

H.P. 555, L.D. 804 - An Act To Improve Preventive Dental Health Care and Reduce Costs in the MaineCare Program

 

S.P. 289, L.D. 864 - An Act Regarding Service of Small Claims Notices

 

S.P. 299, L.D. 874 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Reduce the Cost of Shipping for Maine Businesses, Attract Tourists and Facilitate the Development of Commuter Rail Transportation

 

H.P. 628, L.D. 904 - An Act To Clarify When Bonds May Be Issued

 

H.P. 630, L.D. 906 - An Act To Permit a School Administrative Unit Discretion Concerning Participation of Students from Charter Schools in School Extracurricular and Interscholastic Activities

 

H.P. 649, L.D. 925 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Riverfront Community Development

 

H.P. 652, L.D. 928 - An Act To Improve MaineCare Nursing Home Reimbursement To Preserve Access and Promote Quality

 

H.P. 657, L.D. 933 - An Act To Establish a Separate Regulatory Board for Dental Hygienists

 

S.P. 316, L.D. 939 - An Act To Restore Maine's Groundfishing Industry

 

S.P. 317, L.D. 940 - An Act To Reestablish State-municipal Revenue-sharing as a Compact between the State and Municipal Governments

 

S.P. 319, L.D. 942 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Invest in Deficient State Highways, Bridges and Aviation, Marine, Rail and Transit Facilities

 

H.P. 664, L.D. 951 - An Act To Repeal the 2-year Limit on Methadone and Suboxone Treatments under MaineCare

 

H.P. 693, L.D. 979 - An Act To Exempt the Sale of the United States Flag from the Sales Tax

 

S.P. 343, L.D. 998 - An Act To Provide Consistency in the Application of the Property Tax Exemption for Religious Organizations

 

H.P. 708, L.D. 1010 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Ensure Clean Water

 

H.P. 709, L.D. 1011 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Upgrade Facilities and Purchase Classroom Equipment for Maine's Seven Community Colleges

 

H.P. 731, L.D. 1036 - An Act To Amend the Social Work Education Loan Repayment Program

 

H.P. 734, L.D. 1043 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue and To Assist in the Creation of Jobs through Regional Economic Development

 

H.P. 745, L.D. 1052 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Intermodal Infrastructure

 

S.P. 372, L.D. 1090 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Expand Nursing Programs at Maine's Seven Community Colleges

 

S.P. 377, L.D. 1095 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities

 

S.P. 383, L.D. 1101 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support Waterfront Development

 

S.P. 388, L.D. 1105 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Revitalize Maine's Downtowns through Innovative Business Development and the Creative Economy

 

H.P. 797, L.D. 1125 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Expand Public Water Infrastructure to Areas with Contaminated Well Water

 

H.P. 807, L.D. 1142 - An Act Regarding Correctional Officers' Retirement

 

H.P. 822, L.D. 1157 - An Act To Establish the Fair Chance for Employment Act

 

S.P. 400, L.D. 1163 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Fund Main Street and Downtown Economic Development Projects

 

S.P. 412, L.D. 1175 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Retirement Benefits for Capitol Police Officers

 

S.P. 417, L.D. 1180 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for the Maine Community Reinvestment and Job Creation Fund

 

H.P. 829, L.D. 1185 - An Act To Enhance Efforts To Use Locally Produced Food in Schools

 

H.P. 832, L.D. 1188 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Amend Its Rules of Reimbursement under the MaineCare Program for Audiology and Speech-language Pathology Services

 

S.P. 421, L.D. 1223 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support the Maine Technology Institute's Action Plan Implementation

 

H.P. 914, L.D. 1287 - An Act To Deregulate Face-to-face Transactions between the People and Small Farms and Small Food Producers

 

S.P. 452, L.D. 1309 - An Act To Strengthen the Maine Clean Election Act

 

S.P. 473, L.D. 1354 - An Act To Create the Aging in Place Program

 

H.P. 988, L.D. 1385 - An Act To Amend the Reporting Requirements of the Workers' Compensation Management Fund

 

S.P. 499, L.D. 1395 - An Act Regarding the Cost-of-living Adjustment for Certain State Retirees When the Cost of Living Declines

 

H.P. 1006, L.D. 1418 - An Act To Authorize a Matching General Fund Bond Issue for Improvements to the Seven Community College Campuses

 

H.P. 1012, L.D. 1424 - An Act To Increase Mileage Reimbursement and Compensation for Jurors

 

H.P. 1039, L.D. 1445 - An Act To Facilitate Children's Testimony

 

S.P. 539, L.D. 1455 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Ensure Clean Water and Safe Communities

 

H.P. 1046, L.D. 1461 - An Act To Require the State To Divest Itself of Assets Invested in the Fossil Fuel Industry

 

S.P. 542, L.D. 1468 - An Act To Establish the High-efficiency Biomass Pellet Boiler Rebate Program and the Home Heating Conversion Fund

 

H.P. 1054, L.D. 1473 - An Act To Create a Public Option Pension System

 

S.P. 557, L.D. 1492 - An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Strengthen Maine's Economy and Communities

 

S.P. 572, L.D. 1514 - An Act To Reform the Maine Public Employees Retirement System

 

H.P. 1087, L.D. 1515 - An Act To Increase the Availability of Mental Health Services

 

Criminal Justice and Public Safety

 

H.P. 93, L.D. 111 - An Act To Restrict the Sale, Purchase and Use of Fireworks in the State

 

S.P. 57, L.D. 168 - An Act To Establish Reasonable Restrictions on the Use of Fireworks

 

H.P. 183, L.D. 222 - An Act Designating the Chief of the State Police as the Only Issuing Authority of a Permit To Carry a Concealed Handgun

 

H.P. 206, L.D. 297 - An Act To Require Forest Rangers To Be Trained in Order To Allow Them To Carry Firearms

 

S.P. 192, L.D. 502 - An Act To Allow County Jails To Apply Savings to Debt Service without a Reduction in State Payments

 

H.P. 454, L.D. 662 - An Act Regarding Sexually Explicit Text Messaging by Minors

 

S.P. 569, L.D. 1513 - Resolve, Directing the Department of Corrections, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Labor To Support the Statewide Coordinated Services District System

 

Education and Cultural Affairs

 

H.P. 209, L.D. 300 - An Act To Protect School Administrative Units and Taxpayers

 

S.P. 149, L.D. 369 - An Act To Redesign Maine's School Funding Model

 

S.P. 340, L.D. 995 - An Act To Establish a Moratorium on the Approval and Operation of Virtual Public Charter Schools

 

S.P. 461, L.D. 1330 - An Act To Establish in Law a Method for Alternative Certification of Teachers

 

H.P. 969, L.D. 1361 - An Act To Strengthen the Teaching of Writing and Mathematics and Improve Maine High School Graduates' College and Career Readiness

 

S.P. 517, L.D. 1431 - An Act To Support School Nutrition and Expand the Local Foods Economy

 

S.P. 577, L.D. 1530 - An Act To Establish a Process for the Implementation of Universal Voluntary Prekindergarten Education

 

Energy, Utilities and Technology

 

H.P. 33, L.D. 38 - Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 201: Provider of Last Resort Service Quality, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public Utilities Commission

 

H.P. 157, L.D. 196 - An Act Regarding the Implementation of the Quality Assurance Program for Public Safety Answering Points

 

S.P. 108, L.D. 275 - Resolve, To Require the Emergency Services Communication Bureau To Expand the Existing Quality Assurance System

 

H.P. 435, L.D. 616 - An Act To Amend the Expedited Permitting Area for Wind Energy Development under the Jurisdiction of the Maine Land Use Planning Commission

 

S.P. 237, L.D. 646 - An Act To Remove the 100-megawatt Limit on Renewable Sources of Energy

 

H.P. 547, L.D. 796 - Resolve, To Enhance Economic Development by Encouraging Businesses Adjacent to Electric Power Generators To Obtain Power Directly

 

H.P. 577, L.D. 826 - An Act To Eliminate the Opt-out Charges for Smart Meters

 

H.P. 663, L.D. 950 - An Act To Establish the Electromagnetic Field Safety Act

 

H.P. 679, L.D. 965 - An Act To Improve Maine's Underground Facility Damage Prevention Program

 

H.P. 702, L.D. 1004 - An Act To Clarify Voting Procedures for Standard Water Districts

 

H.P. 711, L.D. 1013 - An Act To Create the Children's Wireless Protection Act

 

H.P. 753, L.D. 1060 - An Act To Address Rising Electric Transmission Rates

 

S.P. 367, L.D. 1085 - An Act To Establish the Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff

 

H.P. 812, L.D. 1147 - An Act To Protect Maine's Scenic Character

 

H.P. 886, L.D. 1252 - An Act To Improve Maine's Economy and Energy Security with Solar and Wind Energy

 

S.P. 440, L.D. 1278 - An Act To Ensure Equitable Support for Long-term Energy Contracts

 

H.P. 947, L.D. 1323 - An Act Regarding Wind Power Siting in the Unorganized Territory

 

S.P. 500, L.D. 1396 - An Act To Create the Lisbon Water District

 

H.P. 1023, L.D. 1434 - An Act To Clarify the Laws Governing Noise from Wind Turbines

 

H.P. 1060, L.D. 1479 - An Act To Clarify Telecommunications Regulation Reform

 

S.P. 579, L.D. 1532 - An Act To Provide Model Language for Standard Sewer District Charters

 

Environment and Natural Resources

 

H.P. 236, L.D. 331 - Resolve, To Expand Economic Development in the Town of Orrington by Releasing Certain Riverfront Land from State-imposed Environmental Restrictions

 

H.P. 545, L.D. 794 - An Act To Amend Setback Requirements and Standards Related to Species Migration under the Laws Regulating Development near Vernal Pools

 

S.P. 545, L.D. 1483 - An Act To Promote and Enhance State Policy To Preserve and Support Existing Methods of Disposal of Municipal Solid Waste

 

H.P. 1101, L.D. 1528 - Resolve, To Provide for Livable, Affordable Neighborhoods

 

Health and Human Services

 

H.P. 354, L.D. 535 - An Act To Promote Greater Flexibility in the Provision of Long-term Care Services

 

H.P. 682, L.D. 968 - An Act To Provide Needed Psychiatric Hospitalization for Persons with Mental Illness

 

H.P. 726, L.D. 1031 - An Act To Require a Mandatory Peer Review Process for the Restraint and Seclusion of Children in a Hospital or Children's Home

 

H.P. 738, L.D. 1047 - Resolve, To Provide a Better Transition for Foster Children to Independent Adulthood

 

H.P. 858, L.D. 1213 - An Act To Reduce Costs and Increase Access to Methadone Treatment

 

H.P. 881, L.D. 1247 - An Act To Expand Coverage of Family Planning Services

 

S.P. 531, L.D. 1449 - An Act To Amend the Composition and Duties of the Maine Children's Growth Council

 

S.P. 552, L.D. 1487 - An Act To Implement Managed Care in the MaineCare Program

 

H.P. 1119, L.D. 1552 - Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Initiate a New Rate-setting Procedure for Preschool Services for Children with Disabilities under the MaineCare Program

 

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

 

S.P. 40, L.D. 89 - An Act To Establish a Deadline for Snowmobile Registration

 

H.P. 128, L.D. 153 - An Act To Establish a Comprehensive Hunting and Fishing License

 

H.P. 655, L.D. 931 - An Act To Prevent Fish Kills and To Allow for Recreational Use of Sebago Lake

 

Insurance and Financial Services

 

S.P. 127, L.D. 347 - An Act To Amend Insurance Coverage for Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

S.P. 213, L.D. 523 - An Act To Require Health Insurance Coverage for Hearing Aids for Adults

 

S.P. 217, L.D. 627 - An Act Relating to Orally Administered Cancer Therapy

 

H.P. 732, L.D. 1037 - An Act To Provide Access to Affordable Health Care for All Maine Residents by 2020

 

S.P. 374, L.D. 1092 - An Act To Increase the Use of Long-term Care Insurance

 

S.P. 430, L.D. 1236 - An Act To Amend the Maine Insurance Code To Ensure Fair and Reasonable Coverage and Reimbursement of Chiropractic Services

 

H.P. 962, L.D. 1345 - An Act To Establish a Single-payor Health Care System To Be Effective in 2017

 

H.P. 975, L.D. 1367 - An Act To Require Health Insurance Carriers and the MaineCare Program To Cover the Cost of Transition Services To Bridge the Gap between High School and Independence

 

S.P. 568, L.D. 1512 - An Act To Increase Funding for Start-ups

 

Judiciary

 

S.P. 263, L.D. 725 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Judicial Compensation Commission

 

H.P. 838, L.D. 1194 - An Act To Protect Social Media Privacy in School and the Workplace

 

H.P. 992, L.D. 1389 - An Act To Expedite the Foreclosure Process

 

S.P. 514, L.D. 1428 - An Act To Protect Religious Freedom

 

Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

 

H.P. 223, L.D. 314 - An Act To Create the Office of Marketing

 

S.P. 181, L.D. 449 - An Act To Ensure Consumer Choice in the Purchase of Prescription Drugs

 

H.P. 539, L.D. 788 - An Act To Provide Vehicle Owners and Repair Facilities Access to Vehicle Diagnostic and Repair Information and Equipment

 

H.P. 819, L.D. 1154 - An Act To Establish the Maine Length of Service Award Program

 

S.P. 453, L.D. 1310 - An Act To Improve Access to Dental Care through the Establishment of the Maine Board of Oral Health

 

S.P. 459, L.D. 1328 - An Act To License Home Building and Improvement Contractors

 

H.P. 1043, L.D. 1458 - An Act To Enact the Maine Small Business Investment Protection Act

 

S.P. 544, L.D. 1482 - An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Franchise Laws

 

H.P. 1135, L.D. 1565 - An Act To Preserve Code Enforcement Officer Training and Certification

 

Maine's Workforce and Economic Future

 

S.P. 497, L.D. 1393 - An Act To Encourage Entrepreneurial Investment in Maine

 

Marine Resources

 

H.P. 583, L.D. 832 - An Act To Enable Small-scale Cooperative Management of Sea Urchin Resources

 

S.P. 501, L.D. 1397 - An Act To Create Equity and Fairness in the Elver Industry

 

S.P. 536, L.D. 1452 - An Act To Allow Municipalities with Shellfish Conservation Ordinances To Request Permission To Prohibit Marine Worm Harvesting

 

State and Local Government

 

H.P. 172, L.D. 211 - An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Limitation on County Assessments

 

H.P. 817, L.D. 1152 - Resolve, To Continue Consultation and Conditions Prerequisite to the Sale or Lease of Certain Real Property in Hallowell

 

S.P. 414, L.D. 1177 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations from the Discontinued and Abandoned Roads Stakeholder Group

 

S.P. 455, L.D. 1312 - An Act To Create a Succession and Knowledge Transfer Plan for State Government

 

H.P. 1108, L.D. 1541 - An Act To Ensure That Legislators Share the Sacrifice with Civil Servants in the Event of a State Government Shutdown

 

H.P. 1114, L.D. 1547 - An Act To Support Municipal Volunteers

 

Taxation

 

H.P. 567, L.D. 816 - An Act To Reduce the Property Tax Burden and Improve the Circuitbreaker Program

 

H.P. 640, L.D. 916 - An Act To Promote Investment in Maine's Communications Network and Natural Gas Network

 

H.P. 660, L.D. 936 - An Act To Authorize Municipalities To Impose Service Charges on Tax-exempt Property Owned by Certain Nonprofit Organizations

 

S.P. 341, L.D. 996 - An Act To Improve the Accuracy of Fuel Tax Reporting

 

H.P. 792, L.D. 1120 - An Act To Improve Maine's Tax Laws

 

H.P. 998, L.D. 1402 - An Act To Amend the Taxes Imposed on Alcohol and Lodging

 

H.P. 1009, L.D. 1421 - An Act To Permit a Student Holding a Degree from a Non-Maine Institution To Participate in the Job Creation Through Educational Opportunity Program

 

H.P. 1048, L.D. 1463 - An Act To Examine Best Practices Relating to Tax Expenditures

 

H.P. 1102, L.D. 1535 - An Act To Provide Maine's Businesses Tax Relief for Destroyed or Stolen Products

 

Transportation

 

H.P. 90, L.D. 108 - An Act To Rename Big Moose Mountain as Red Eagle Mountain

 

H.P. 102, L.D. 120 - An Act To Facilitate Regional Transit

 

H.P. 385, L.D. 566 - Resolve, To Enhance and Encourage Economic Development of the Lower Penobscot River Basin by Improving Rail Transportation

 

H.P. 769, L.D. 1076 - An Act To Allow for the Equalization of Truck Weights between Maine and Canada for Limited Use at the Border Crossings

 

H.P. 951, L.D. 1327 - An Act To Provide Greater Options for Transportation of Public School Students for Cocurricular Activities

 

H.P. 973, L.D. 1365 - An Act To Promote New Models of Mobility and Access to Transportation

 

Veterans and Legal Affairs

 

S.P. 20, L.D. 31 - An Act To Increase Gaming Opportunities for Charitable Fraternal and Veterans' Organizations

 

H.P. 188, L.D. 227 - An Act Concerning High-stakes Beano

 

S.P. 201, L.D. 511 - An Act To Implement the National Popular Vote for President

 

S.P. 209, L.D. 519 - An Act To Establish Advance Deposit Wagering for Harness Racing

 

S.P. 253, L.D. 704 - An Act To Improve the Availability of Coupons in the State

 

H.P. 517, L.D. 766 - An Act To Define "Brand" under the Liquor Laws

 

H.P. 780, L.D. 1111 - An Act To Allow Maine's Harness Racing Industry To Compete with Casino Gaming

 

H.P. 925, L.D. 1298 - An Act To Authorize the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians To Operate a Casino in Aroostook County

 

H.P. 942, L.D. 1319 - An Act To Authorize a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe in the State To Benefit from the Operation of an Existing Casino

 

H.P. 1071, L.D. 1494 - An Act To Alter the Distribution of Maine Clean Election Act Funds

 

H.P. 1091, L.D. 1520 - An Act To Allow the Passamaquoddy Tribe To Operate Slot Machines in Washington County in Conjunction with High-stakes Beano

 

 

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            (4-2)  On motion of Representative RANKIN of Hiram, the following House Order:  (H.O. 27)

 

            ORDERED,  that Representative Peter Doak of Columbia Falls be excused June 17, 18 and 19 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Richard R. Farnsworth of Portland be excused June 5 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Allen Michael Nadeau of Fort Kent be excused January 9, 17, 31, May 2 and 23 for personal reasons and February 28, March 7, 21, April 4, May 30 and 31 for health reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Matthew J. Peterson of Rumford be excused March 4 to June 18 for health reasons.

 

 

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Mildred Drake Crocker, of Lee, on the celebration of her 100th birthday, July 4, 2013.  Mrs. Crocker was born in Springfield.  She married Harold Crocker, and they raised 3 children and have many grandchildren.  Mrs. Crocker has always been active in the community.  She has volunteered at the American Folk Festival in Bangor demonstrating the craft of tatting and how she made jewelry out of potatoes.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mrs. Crocker on this very special occasion;

 

(HLS 508)

Presented by Representative TURNER of Burlington.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-2)  Teen Ellen Griffin, of Togus Pond in Augusta, longtime Manager of the Legislature's nonpartisan Legislative Information Office, on her retirement after more than 30 years of dedicated service to the people of Maine.  Teen began her career with the State in 1972 working for the Bureau of Public Improvements.  She left state service to raise her family and worked for various agencies, returning in 1984, which was when her service to the Maine Legislature began, first as a committee clerk and subsequently as a secretary in the Legislative Director's Office.  In 1987, Teen moved into the Legislative Information Office and assumed supervisory duties as the Administrative Coordinator.  She was promoted to Coordinator of the Legislative Information Office in 1992, and in 1995 to Manager.  In this position, Teen has managed the Legislative Information Office staff effectively and has been instrumental in ensuring that current and accurate bill status and other legislative information is available to Legislators and to the public.  Teen's management responsibilities have been diverse and have included overseeing the collection, entry, accuracy and dissemination of legislative information in the bill status system.  Over the years, she embraced changes in technology that provided greater legislative information more quickly and to a larger Maine audience.  In addition to her information responsibilities, Teen coordinated all administrative support to the joint standing committees of the Legislature and provided leadership to the committee clerks, providing invaluable knowledge and oversight of the various committee functions.  She also administered the Legislature's responsibilities for confirmation hearings for nominees to state boards and commissions.  During her tenure with the Legislature, Teen has been a dedicated and dependable public servant, excelling in her work and all the while being a caring and attentive mother and grandmother to her family.  We send Teen our deepest appreciation for her outstanding dedication and service to the State and the Legislature and we congratulate her on her well-deserved retirement;

 

(HLS 509)

Presented by Speaker EVES of North Berwick.

Cosponsored by President ALFOND of Cumberland, Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Senator THIBODEAU of Waldo, Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc, Senator JACKSON of Aroostook, Representative McCABE of Skowhegan, Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham, Representative FREDETTE of Newport, Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton, Representative POULIOT of Augusta, Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro, Representative WILSON of Augusta.

 

 

            (5-3)  the cadets of Brewer High School's Air Force Junior ROTC for their community project.  The ROTC cadets volunteered their time and talent to assist the Brewer Historical Society in the care and maintenance of the Chamberlain Freedom Park in the City of Brewer, which is a significant reminder of the important role of the City of Brewer and the State of Maine in preserving the Union in the American Civil War.  We extend our appreciation to the cadets for their efforts in maintaining the Chamberlain Freedom Park;

 

(HLS 510)

Presented by Representative VEROW of Brewer.

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

 

 

            (5-4)  Hal Prince, of Canton, Director of the Division of Quality Assurance and Regulation within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, on the occasion of his retirement from public service after 21 years of commitment to the State.  Mr. Prince was appointed Director in 2007 and has served on numerous regional and national boards in his profession.  He was also Deputy State Sealer of Weights and Measures and was a long-serving member and voting representative from the State at the National Conference on Weights and Measures.  Mr. Prince was the 2001 recipient of a Governor's Safety Award and was the 1991 Employee of the Year for the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources.  We send our appreciation to Mr. Prince for his many years of dedicated service to his profession and to the State.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his well-deserved retirement;

 

(HLS 511)

Presented by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford, Representative BRIGGS of Mexico.

 

 

            (5-5)  Al's Pizza, of Skowhegan, which has earned the People's Choice Award at the 2013 Maine Whoopie Pie Festival in Dover-Foxcroft.  The festival, held June 22nd, attracted more than 20 of Maine's finest whoopie pie bakers from Wells to Old Town.  It was the 3rd time in 4 years that Al's Pizza has taken an award at the festival; Al's Pizza won the People's Choice Award in 2010 and took Best Traditional Whoopie Pie in 2011.  Al's Pizza is owned by siblings Martha Toth and Chad Partridge, who purchased the business in 2012 from their parents, Barry and Adina Partridge.  We extend our congratulations to Al's Pizza on its receiving this award;

 

(HLS 512)

Presented by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset.

 

 

 

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Continue Certain Position Distributions in the Department of Labor and To Amend the Competitive Skills Scholarship Program

(H.P. 815)  (L.D. 1150)
(S. "A" S-351 to C. "A" H-418)

 

 

            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 Regarding the Administration and Financial Transparency of the Citizen Trade Policy Commission

(H.P. 816)  (L.D. 1151)
(S. "A" S-367 to C. "A" H-105; H. "A" H-110)

 

 

            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 Amend the Laws Governing Hospital and Therapeutic Leave Days for MaineCare Recipients

(H.P. 972)  (L.D. 1364)
(S. "A" S-360 to C. "A" H-370)

 

 

            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 Regarding School Budgets

(S.P. 608)  (L.D. 1566)
(C. "A" S-329)

 

 

            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 Correct Minor Technical Errors and Inconsistencies in the Unified Budget Bill

(H.P. 1141)  (L.D. 1572)
(H. "A" H-575)

 

 

            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 Establish the Commission To Study Long-term Care Facilities

(S.P. 331)  (L.D. 986)
(S. "A" S-325 to C. "A" S-201)

 

 

            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, Establishing the Commission To Study the Incidence of and Mortality Related to Cancer

(H.P. 1143)  (L.D. 1574)

 

 

            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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Mandate

 

            (10-8)  An Act To Enable the Town of Livermore Falls To Withdraw from Androscoggin County and Join Franklin County

(H.P. 25)  (L.D. 27)
(S. "A" S-368 to C. "A" H-503)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  In accordance with the provisions of Section 21 of Article IX of the Constitution, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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            (10-9)  An Act Relating to Private School Student Participation in Public School Cocurricular, Interscholastic and Extracurricular Activities

(H.P. 74)  (L.D. 92)
(S. "A" S-332 to C. "A" H-53)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  In accordance with the provisions of Section 21 of Article IX of the Constitution, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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            (10-10)  An Act To Improve Insurance Coverage for First Responders

(S.P. 71)  (L.D. 235)
(S. "A" S-333 to C. "A" S-76)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  In accordance with the provisions of Section 21 of Article IX of the Constitution, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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            (10-11)  An Act To Preserve and Protect Ancient Burial Grounds and Burial Grounds in Which Veterans Are Buried

(S.P. 107)  (L.D. 274)
(S. "A" S-334 to C. "A" S-248)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  In accordance with the provisions of Section 21 of Article IX of the Constitution, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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            (10-12)  An Act To Provide Local Sales Tax Increment Disbursements

(H.P. 276)  (L.D. 401)
(S. "A" S-338 to C. "A" H-166)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  In accordance with the provisions of Section 21 of Article IX of the Constitution, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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Mandate

 

            (10-13)  An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Students Experiencing Education Disruption

(S.P. 378)  (L.D. 1096)
(S. "A" S-347 to C. "A" S-243)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  In accordance with the provisions of Section 21 of Article IX of the Constitution, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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Mandate

 

            (10-14)  An Act Concerning the Removal of Municipal Employees

(S.P. 394)  (L.D. 1133)
(S. "A" S-349 to C. "A" S-141)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  In accordance with the provisions of Section 21 of Article IX of the Constitution, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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Mandate

 

            (10-15)  An Act To Provide Full-day Kindergarten Programs

(H.P. 808)  (L.D. 1143)
(S. "A" S-350 to C. "A" H-381)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  In accordance with the provisions of Section 21 of Article IX of the Constitution, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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

(H.P. 888)  (L.D. 1254)
(S. "A" S-355 to C. "A" H-510)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  In accordance with the provisions of Section 21 of Article IX of the Constitution, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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            (10-17)  An Act Regarding School Administrator Effectiveness

(S.P. 469)  (L.D. 1350)
(S. "A" S-358 to C. "A" S-258)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  In accordance with the provisions of Section 21 of Article IX of the Constitution, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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            (10-18)  An Act To Further Reduce Student Hunger

(S.P. 472)  (L.D. 1353)
(S. "A" S-359 to C. "A" S-70)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  In accordance with the provisions of Section 21 of Article IX of the Constitution, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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            (10-19)  An Act To Ensure Student Access to Postsecondary Military Options

(H.P. 1077)  (L.D. 1503)
(S. "A" S-365 to C. "A" H-311)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  In accordance with the provisions of Section 21 of Article IX of the Constitution, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, June 27, 2013, have preference in the Orders of the Day and continue with such preference until disposed of as provided by House Rule 502.

 

 

1.         HOUSE REPORT - Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-566) - Committee on JUDICIARY on Bill "An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine"

(H.P. 1103)  (L.D. 1536)

 

TABLED - June 19, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - ADOPTION OF COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-566).

 

 

 

 

 

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

(H.P. 870)  (L.D. 1230)

 

- 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) AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT "A" (H-564) thereto on June 19, 2013.

- In Senate, Reports READ and the Bill and accompanying papers INDEFINITELY POSTPONED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

TABLED - June 19, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing the Honorable David H. Brenerman, former Member of the Maine House of Representatives

(HLS 507)

 

TABLED - June 27, 2013 (Till Later Today) by Representative DION of Portland.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UNASSIGNED

 

H.P. 1142

 

 

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 253)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

July 8, 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 487, "Resolve, To Establish MaineCare Eligibility for Young Adults Who Were Formerly in Foster Care."

 

This bill is an unfunded mandate, directing the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct significant outreach.  This outreach is to try and enroll young adults in government-sponsored health care.  There are countless organizations already doing this work, starting with Washington.  There is no need to spend precious tax dollars promoting government-paid health care for 18 to 26 year olds. 

 

For these reasons, I return LD 487 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 Establish MaineCare Eligibility for Young Adults Who Were Formerly in Foster Care

(H.P. 337)  (L.D. 487)
(C. "A" H-99)

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 254)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-4)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

July 8, 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 828, "An Act To Improve the Administration of the Child Care Subsidy Program and To Prevent Erroneous Termination of Child Care Services."

 

This bill eliminates a clear, existing rule that provides 10 days to request a hearing when an individual's government-sponsored child care benefits or eligibility are terminated.  It changes that bright-line to an ambiguous "reasonable" standard.  We need more clarity in our laws and rules, not less.  Creating more grey areas will only increase the bureaucratic process and potentially allow for more waste, fraud, and abuse in Maine's very generous welfare programs. 

 

For these reasons, I return LD 828 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 Improve the Administration of the Child Care Subsidy Program and To Prevent Erroneous Termination of Child Care Services

(H.P. 579)  (L.D. 828)
(C. "A" H-272)

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 255)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-6)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

July 8, 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 1486, "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."

 

I cannot support this bill as there is not enough information regarding its true cost to Maine taxpayers.  We do not know how many people will qualify for these services and the funding source the bill provides may or may not be sufficient.  This is especially concerning when we have thousands of individuals with severe mental illness sitting on waitlists for services they already qualify for.  Until we strengthen our safety net by providing real, structural welfare reforms, I cannot support increasing services, however well-meaning.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1486 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 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)

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 256)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-8)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

July 8, 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 1263, "An Act To Increase Funding for the Snowmobile Trail Fund and Adjust the Sales Tax Relating to Snowmobiles and Trail-grooming Equipment."

 

This bill increases fees on Mainers and tourists alike.  For that reason alone I would have a difficult time supporting it.  However, I have heard from snowmobilers and clubs across the state urging my support of this bill.  Their arguments were strong and I may have let this bill become law without my signature.

 

Unfortunately, with significant tax increases on our tourism industry going into effect, I cannot agree to fee hikes.  If more resources are necessary for snowmobile trails, we should work to right-size government and provide those resources from our tax dollars.  User fees make sense when they are paid in lieu of taxes.  When fees are charged in addition to taxes, citizens are paying twice for the cost of government.  

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1263 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

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            (2-8)  The accompanying item 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)
(S. "A" S-356 to C. "A" H-533)

 

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 257)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

July 9, 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 1383, "An Act To Improve the Delivery of Early Child Care and Education Services."

 

While this bill is well-intentioned, it is another unfunded mandate creating ongoing reporting requirements by the Department of Health and Human Services.  Creating a new central database of all service providers, and then asking the Department to collect, review, and report out how well those service providers are working together is a significant cost.  Leadership within our Departments need to focus on running their programs and managing their personnel, not creating countless reports for legislative review.

 

Additionally, this bill says that we must start targeting Head Start funds for various groups, but does not provide any resources to do so.  It also directs that we should use State funds for Early Head Start "when possible," but, again, does not provide funding to do so.  If everything is a priority, then nothing is a priority.  It is time to make some tough decisions in our welfare and benefit programs and decide where we really want to place our limited resources and then pass laws that actually fund those priorities.

 

For these reasons, I return LD 1383 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 Improve the Delivery of Early Child Care and Education Services

(H.P. 982)  (L.D. 1383)
(S. "A" S-362 to C. "A" H-464)

 

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Fund the Agreement with Certain Judicial Department Employees" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1147)  (L.D. 1577)

 

Sponsored by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot and Representative: FREDETTE of Newport, Senator: KATZ of Kennebec.

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

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  Joint Order To Amend the Membership of the Commission To Study Transparency, Costs and Accountability of Health Care System Financing

(S.P. 613)

 

            READ and FAILED PASSAGE in the House on June 27, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate with that Body having INSISTED on its former action whereby the Joint Order was READ and PASSED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 6

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 526)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-2)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

July 8, 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 415, "An Act To Require a Warrant To Obtain the Location Information of a Cell Phone or Other Electronic Device."

 

This bill simply goes too far.  To obtain location data on a cell phone currently, police obtain a court order.  This allows them to access historic – not real-time – location data.  Many crimes we all know about would not have been solved, or would have taken significantly more man-hours, if this law had been in place.

 

The reality is that the problems this bill seeks to address are generally in our country’s largest cities or at the federal level.  Meanwhile, Maine does not have the resources necessary to fully staff our State Police, let alone inappropriately use cell phone location data. 

 

I support requiring warrants for cell phone content information, such as voicemails or text messages.  That is why LD 1377 is law.  I support requiring unmanned government cameras to obtain warrants.  That is why LD 1040 is law.  But this bill goes too far, imposing requirements that are too burdensome at a time of rising crime in our state. 

 

            For these reasons, I return LD 415 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ORDERED PLACED ON FILE.

 

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            (2-2)  The accompanying An Act To Require a Warrant To Obtain the Location Information of a Cell Phone or Other Electronic Device

(S.P. 157)  (L.D. 415)
(S. "A" S-339 to C. "A" S-106)

 

            In Senate, July 9, 2013, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same, pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: 'Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?'

 

            22 voted in favor and 11 against, and 22 being more than 2/3 of the members present and voting, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the veto was overridden.

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 530)

 

                        and accompanying veto, item (2-4)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

1 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0001

 

July 8, 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 1132, "An Act To Achieve Economic Growth by Enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education and To Meet Workforce Needs."

 

This is a good bill – encouraging STEM education will help Maine’s current students find good careers.  It is something I am committed to and those STEM options need to be made available in a variety of learning environments. 

 

Unfortunately, this bill is not funded - $5,000 in the first year and $22,000 in the second is not enough to hire an Executive Director or really get this work done.  We need to stop promising the world without paying for it.  It is time to right-size government, reduce our tax burden, and focus our limited resources on things that really matter.

 

            For these reasons, I return LD 1132 unsigned and vetoed.  I strongly urge the Legislature to sustain it.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and ORDERED PLACED ON FILE.

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            (2-4)  The accompanying An Act To Achieve Economic Growth by Enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education and To Meet Workforce Needs

(S.P. 393)  (L.D. 1132)
(S. "A" S-366 to C. "A" S-207)

 

            In Senate, July 9, 2013, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same, pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: 'Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?'

 

            22 voted in favor and 11 against, and 22 being more than 2/3 of the members present and voting, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the veto was overridden.

 

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126th Legislature
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HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 7

 

ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 1148)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE STATE OF MAINE'S SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES CONCERNING THE TRAGEDY AT LAC-MEGANTIC, QUEBEC

 

            WHEREAS, in the early morning of July 6, 2013, a driverless runaway train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, a small town in Quebec 10 miles west of the Maine border; and

 

            WHEREAS, 5 locomotives and 72 oil cars had been parked 8 miles from Lac-Megantic when the brakes somehow released and the train rolled down a hill into the center of town, exploding into a giant fireball and flattening dozens of buildings, leaving many people dead or missing and forcing the evacuation of 2,000 townspeople; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Border Patrol and United States Customs called for assistance from the Franklin County emergency management system, and firefighters from Maine immediately travelled to assist in fighting the blazing fire; and

 

            WHEREAS, the train was operated by the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway, based in Hermon, Maine, and the accident is being investigated by Canada's Transportation Safety Board; and

 

            WHEREAS, Maine and Quebec have long had common and close historical, cultural and friendly ties, and this tragedy in Lac-Megantic saddens and shocks the citizens of Maine; 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, join the people of Lac-Megantic and Canada in the sorrow and anguish of this tragedy, and we extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to all the people of the community.

 

 

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            (4-2)  On motion of Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham, the following Joint Order:  (H.P. 1146)

 

            ORDERED, the Senate concurring, that the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation shall meet prior to the Second Regular Session of the 126th Legislature to examine the transportation of hazardous materials, including but not limited to petroleum products, by rail in this State.  The joint standing committee shall issue a report on its findings, including suggested legislation and recommended measures to ensure effective prevention and emergency responses, no later than December 6, 2013.  The committee may introduce a bill during the Second Regular Session of the 126th Legislature relating to the report.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 8

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Debra E. Olken, of South Freeport, Human Resources Director for the Legislature, on the occasion of her retirement after 35 years of employment in State Government.  Ms. Olken received her bachelor's degree from Indiana University and her master's degree from University of Denver College of Law.  From 1978 to 1980, Ms. Olken served as Justice Planner for Kennebec and Somerset Counties with the North Kennebec Regional Planning Commission.  From 1980 to 2004, she worked for the Maine Judicial Branch, as Court Systems Analyst, Research and Planning Director, Deputy State Court Administrator for Management, Senior Management Analyst and Director of Human Resources.  In 2004, Ms. Olken was appointed as the Legislature's first Human Resources Director and served in that capacity until her retirement.  As Human Resources Director, Ms. Olken was instrumental in personnel policy development and update, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, employee relations, employee recruitment and employee recognition programs.  Her work greatly enhanced fair and consistent handling of human resources matters in the Legislature.  Ms. Olken has also been very involved with her community, including serving on the school committee.  We send our appreciation to Ms. Olken for her commitment through the years to the Legislature, the State and her community.  We congratulate her on her retirement and send her our best wishes;

 

(HLS 513)

Presented by Speaker EVES of North Berwick.

Cosponsored by President ALFOND of Cumberland, Senator GOODALL of Sagadahoc, Senator JACKSON of Aroostook, Senator KATZ of Kennebec, Senator THIBODEAU of Waldo, Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham, Representative McCABE of Skowhegan, Representative FREDETTE of Newport, Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton, Representative GIDEON of Freeport, Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland.

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 9

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Fund Agreements with Certain State Employee Unions and Ensure Equitable Treatment for Other State Employees" (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 617)  (L.D. 1576)

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

            Comes from the Senate, under suspension of the rules and WITHOUT REFERENCE to a Committee, the Bill READ TWICE and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-370).

 

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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, July 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 10

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Fund Agreements with Certain State Employee Unions and Ensure Equitable Treatment for Other State Employees

(S.P. 617)  (L.D. 1576)
(S. "A" S-370)

 

 

            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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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, July 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 11

 

SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1103)  (L.D. 1536)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-566) AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENTS "A" (H-569), "B" (H-570), "C" (H-571), "D" (H-572), "E" (H-573), "F" (H-574), "G" (H-576), "H" (H-577) AND "I" (H-578) thereto in the House on July 9, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" (H-566) AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENTS "A" (H-569), "B" (H-570), "C" (H-571), "D" (H-572), "E" (H-573), "F" (H-574), "G" (H-576), "H" (H-577) AND "I" (H-578) thereto AND SENATE AMENDMENT "A" (S-369) in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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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, July 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 12

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Fund the Agreement with Certain Judicial Department Employees

(H.P. 1147)  (L.D. 1577)

 

 

            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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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, July 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 13

 

SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  An Act To Correct Minor Technical Errors and Inconsistencies in the Unified Budget Bill (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1141)  (L.D. 1572)
(H. "A" H-575)

 

            FAILED of PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED in the House on July 9, 2013.

 

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

 

 

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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, July 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 14

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 532)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

July 9, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Senate Paper 252, Legislative Document 703, "An Act To Make Post-conviction Possession of Animals a Criminal Offense," 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?"

 

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

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 533)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

July 9, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Senate Paper 444, Legislative Document 1282, "An Act To Help Small Farmers in Selling Raw Milk Products," 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?"

 

17 voted in favor and 16 against, and accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 534)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

July 9, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Senate Paper 175, Legislative Document 443, "An Act To Amend the Maine Workers' Compensation Act of 1992 To Provide Benefits to Seriously Injured Workers," 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?"

 

17 voted in favor and 16 against, and accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 535)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

July 9, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Senate Paper 580, Legislative Document 1533, "An Act To Establish the Maine Online Learning Collaborative," 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?"

 

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

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 536)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

July 9, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Senate Paper 390, Legislative Document 1129, "An Act To Promote Innovation in Public Schools," 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?"

 

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

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 537)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

July 9, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Senate Paper 72, Legislative Document 236, "An Act To Protect the Privacy of Citizens from Domestic Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Use," 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?"

 

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

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 538)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

July 9, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Senate Paper 385, Legislative Document 1103, "An Act To Encourage Development in the Logging Industry," 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?"

 

17 voted in favor and 16 against, and accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

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            (2-8)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 539)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

July 9, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Senate Paper 615, Legislative Document 1573, "An Act To Extend the Authorization for the Maine Education Effectiveness Council," 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?"

 

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

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

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            (2-9)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 540)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

July 9, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Senate Paper 429, Legislative Document 1235, "An Act Regarding School Construction," 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?"

 

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

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

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            (2-10)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 541)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

July 9, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Senate Paper 426, Legislative Document 1232, "An Act To Maintain the Integrity of the Fund for a Healthy Maine," 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?"

 

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

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

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            (2-11)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 542)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

July 9, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Senate Paper 283, Legislative Document 745, "An Act To Promote Sustainable Food Policies," 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?"

 

21 voted in favor and 12 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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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, July 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 15

 

SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  Resolve, Establishing the Commission To Study the Incidence of and Mortality Related to Cancer (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1143)  (L.D. 1574)

 

            FAILED of FINAL PASSAGE in the House on July 9, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate FINALLY PASSED in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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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, July 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 16

 

SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  An Act To Ensure Student Access to Postsecondary Military Options (MANDATE)

(H.P. 1077)  (L.D. 1503)
(S. "A" S-365 to C. "A" H-311)

 

            FAILED of PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED in the House on July 9, 2013.

 

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

 

 

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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, July 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 17

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine

(H.P. 1103)  (L.D. 1536)
(H. "A" H-569, H. "B" H-570, H. "C" H-571, H. "D" H-572, H. "E" H-573, H. "F" H-574, H. "G" H-576, H. "H" H-577 and H. "I" H-578 to C. "A" H-566; S. "A" S-369)

 

 

            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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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, July 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 18

 

ENACTORS

 

 

Acts

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Correct Minor Technical Errors and Inconsistencies in the Unified Budget Bill

(H.P. 1141)  (L.D. 1572)
(H. "A" H-575; H. "B" H-581)

 

 

            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, July 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 19

 

SENATE PAPERS

Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-1)  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)
(S. "A" S-342 to C. "A" H-552)

 

            PASSED TO BE ENACTED in the House on June 27, 2013.

 

            Comes from the Senate with the Bill and accompanying papers COMMITTED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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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, July 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 20

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 543)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

July 9, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Senate Paper 418, Legislative Document 1181, "An Act To Further Strengthen the Protection of Pregnant Women and Children from Toxic Chemicals," 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?"

 

19 voted in favor and 14 against, and accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 544)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

July 9, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Senate Paper 902, Legislative Document 1263, "An Act To Increase Funding for the Snowmobile Trail Fund and Adjust the Sales Tax Relating to Snowmobiles and Trail-grooming Equipment," 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?"

 

18 voted in favor and 14 against, and accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 545)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

July 9, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Senate Paper 993, Legislative Document 1390, "An Act Regarding the Cancellation of Subscription Services," 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 12 against, and accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 546)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

July 9, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04330

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland,

 

In reference to the action of the Senate on June 14, 2013, whereby it Insisted and asked for a Committee on Conference on Bill "An Act to Protect Maine Communities by Prohibiting Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption and the Transport of Horses for Slaughter" (H.P. 913) (L.D. 1286), 10 Legislative days having passed without the Committee submitting a report as required, pursuant to Joint Rule 352, this is to notify you I am hereby placing L.D. 1286 in the Legislative files.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

 

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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, July 9, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 21

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 547)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

July 9, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Senate Paper 311, Legislative Document 890, "An Act To Buy American-made Products," 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?"

 

17 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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