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House Calendar
COMMUNICATIONS
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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR
Recognizing:
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
SUPPLEMENT NO. 1
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
SUPPLEMENT NO. 2
CONSENT CALENDAR
First Day
SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
ENACTORS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 4
ENACTORS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 5
ENACTORS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 6
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SUPPLEMENT NO. 7
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SUPPLEMENT NO. 8
COMMUNICATIONS
SUPPLEMENT NO. 9
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SUPPLEMENT NO. 10
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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST SPECIAL SESSION


1st Legislative Day

Thursday, August 29, 2013

 

            This being the day designated in the proclamation of the Governor for meeting of the One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Legislature in extra session, the members of the House of Representatives are to assemble in their hall at 9:00 in the morning and will be called to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Jane Rich, United Church of Christ, Andover.

 

            National Anthem by Angela Plato, Hallowell.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

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CALLING OF THE ROLL

 

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            The Following Proclamation: (H.C. 282)

 

STATE OF MAINE

PROCLAMATION

 

WHEREAS, the Legislature of this State should meet in special session to consider legislation concerning the timely issuance of bonds; and

 

WHEREAS, the funds to be gained from the issuance of said bonds are urgently needed to promote the good order of the State; and

 

WHEREAS, the Legislature must statutorily enact legislation relating to the issuance of said bonds; and

 

WHEREAS, the necessity of issuing the bonds creates an extraordinary occasion,

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, PAUL R. LEPAGE, Governor of the State of Maine, by the virtue of the power vested in me as Governor by Article V, Part 1, Section 13 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, convene the Legislature of this State, hereby requiring the Representatives and the Senators to assemble at nine o'clock in the morning in their respective chambers at the Capitol in Augusta on August 29, 2013, in order to receive communications, and to consider and determine on such measures as in their judgment will best promote the welfare of the State.

 

In testimony whereof, I have caused the Great Seal of the State to be hereunto affixed given under my hand at Augusta this Twenty-first Day of August in the year Two Thousand and Thirteen.

 

S/Paul R. LePage

Governor

 

S/Matthew Dunlap

Secretary of State

 

 

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ORDERS

 

            On motion of Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham, the following House Order:  (H.O. 28)

 

ORDERED, that a Committee of ten be appointed to wait upon His Excellency, Governor Paul Richard LePage, and inform him that a quorum of the House of Representatives is assembled in the Hall of the House for the consideration of such business as may come before the House.

 

 

 

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            On motion of Representative McCABE of Skowhegan, the following House Order:  (H.O. 29)

 

ORDERED, that a message be conveyed to the Senate that a quorum of the House of Representatives is present for the consideration of such business as may come before the House.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 283)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

August 13, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Pursuant to my authority under House Rule 201.1 (I) (a), I have rescinded the temporary appointment of Representative Jane P. Pringle of Windham from the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services effective immediately.

 

Furthermore, pursuant to my authority under House Rule 201.1 (I) (a), I have reappointed Representative Matthew J. Peterson of Rumford to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services effective immediately.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions regarding this matter.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

 

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 284)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

August 13, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Pursuant to my authority under House Rule 201.1 (I) (a) and Joint Rule 371, I have rescinded the temporary appointment of Representative Jeff M. McCabe of Skowhegan as a member of the Government Oversight Committee effective immediately.

 

Furthermore, pursuant to my authority under House Rule 201.1 (I) (a) and Joint Rule 371, I have reappointed Representative Matthew J. Peterson of Rumford to the Government Oversight Committee effective immediately.

 

Should you have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 285)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

August 29, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Pursuant to my authority, I have appointed the following to serve on an advisory council, and on commissions and task forces:

 

Commission to Study Transparency, Costs and Accountability of Health Care System Financing, Joint Order H.P. 1123

Representative Drew M. Gattine of Westbrook, Chair

Representative Erik C. Jorgensen of Portland

Representative Ann E. Dorney of Norridgewock

Representative Dennis L. Keschl of Belgrade

Representative Jane P. Pringle of Windham

 

Commission to Study the State Board of Corrections and the Unified County Corrections System, Joint Order H.P. 1132

Representative Aaron M. Frey of Bangor

Captain Marcia Alexander of Augusta

Sheriff Joel Merry of Bath

Greg Zinser of Alfred

Peter Baldacci of Bangor

James Cloutier of Portland

 

Maine Health Exchange Advisory Committee, Joint Order H.P. 1136

Representative Sharon Anglin Treat of Hallowell, Chair

Representative Linda F. Sanborn of Gorham

Representative Michael D. McClellan of Raymond

Mr. Doug Gardner of Portland

Ms. Sara Gagne-Holmes of Augusta

Mr. Kevin Lewis of Lewiston

Ms. Christine Alibrandi of Concord, NH

Mr. Gordon Smith of Manchester

 

Commission to Develop a Competitive Bidding Process for the Operation of Additional Casinos or Slot Machine Facilities, Public Law 2011, Chapter 699

Mr. Jack Sours of South Paris to serve as a representative of the Oxford Casino

Mr. Donald Simoneau of Fayette to serve as a representative of veterans' service organizations in the state that conduct beano or games of chance

 

Department Task Force to Study the Transition of BETR Program to BETE Program, Public Law 2013, Chapter 368, Part K, Section K-2(1), ¶C

William Cohen of Bucksport

 

Tax Expenditure Review Task Force, Public Law 2013, Chapter 368, Part S

Representative Adam A. Goode of Bangor, Chair

Representative Donald G. Marean of Hollis

Garret Martin of Newcastle

Charles Lawton of York

Cathy Lee of Westbrook

Honorable Elizabeth S. Miller of Somerville

 

Task Force on Adult Learners, Public Law 2013, Chapter 368, Part GGGGG

Scott Cuddy of Fairfield

Christine Greenleaf of West Gardiner

 

Commission to Study the Incidence of and Mortality Related to Cancer, Resolve 2013, Chapter 77

Representative Paul D. McGowan of York, Chair

Representative Megan M. Rochelo of Biddeford

Representative Carol A. McElwee of Caribou

Dr. Tracey Weisberg of Scarborough

Ms. Hilary Schneider of Topsham

Dr. Susan Miesfeldt of Scarborough

Dr. Andrew Hertler of Augusta

 

Commission to Study Long-term Care Facilities, Resolve 2013, Chapter 78

Representative Peter C. Stuckey of Portland, Chair

Representative Richard R. Farnsworth of Portland

Representative Richard S. Malaby of Hancock

 

Please contact my office if you have any questions regarding these appointments.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 288)

 

STATE OF MAINE

126TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

 

August 13, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04330

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Pursuant to our authority under Joint Order, S.P. 31, we are pleased to appoint the following individuals to the Criminal Code Revision Planning Committee:

 

Elizabeth Ward Saxl of Manchester

Neale Duffett of Portland

Honorable Charles LaVerdiere of Wilton

 

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding these appointments.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Justin L. Alfond

President of the Senate

 

S/Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 286)

 

STATE OF MAINE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE

 

August 5, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Enclosed please find a certified copy of the certification by the Joint Tribal Council of the Passamaquoddy Tribe of their agreement to the terms of P.L. 2013, chapter 91, "An Act to Place Land in Centerville in Trust for the Passamaquoddy Tribe."

 

This certification was timely filed within 60 days after adjournment of the First Regular Session of the 126th Legislature, as provided by the above-referenced public law, on August 1, 2013.

 

Pursuant to the provisions of Title 3, Section 601, a certified copy is being sent to you.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Matthew Dunlap

Secretary of State

 

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STATE OF MAINE

DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE

 

I, the Secretary of State of Maine, certify that according to the provisions of the Constitution and Laws of the State of Maine, the Department of the Secretary of State is the legal custodian of the Great Seal of the State of Maine which is hereunto affixed and that the document to which this is attached is a true copy from the records of this Department.

 

In Testimony Whereof, I have caused the Great Seal of the State of Maine to be hereunto affixed.  Given under my hand at Augusta, Maine, August 1, 2013.

 

S/Matthew Dunlap

Secretary of State

 

 

 

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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 287)

 

Maine State Legislature

Office of Program Evaluation And

Government Accountability

 

July 25, 2013

 

TO:             Honorable Justin L. Alfond, President of the Senate

                    Honorable Mark W. Eves, Speaker of the House

 

FROM:       S/Beth Ashcroft, Director

 

RE:               Maine State Housing Authority's LIHEAP and WAP Programs Report

 

Enclosed please find the final report from the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability on the Maine State Housing Authority's LIHEAP and WAP Programs.  The report is also available on our website at http://www.maine.gov/legis/opega/Reports.html.  The public comment period on this Report has been scheduled for Thursday, September 12 at 9:00 a.m. in Room 220 Cross Building.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give me a call.

 

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative RANKIN of Hiram, the following House Order:  (H.O. 30)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Barry J. Hobbins of Saco be excused May 20, 21 and 22 for personal reasons.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Erica Jesseman, of Scarborough, on the occasion of her finishing first among Maine women in the prestigious 2013 TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race. The race is world-renowned and attracts more than 6,000 runners to Cape Elizabeth from around the globe.  We extend our congratulations to Ms. Jesseman on her achievement;

 

(HLS 563)

Presented by Representative VOLK of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland, Senator BOYLE of Cumberland, Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

 

            (5-2)  Charlotte Pratt, Emily Ecker and Leah Desveaux, of Scarborough, and Elizabeth Saltz, of Westbrook, on the occasion of their setting a state swimming record in the girls 12 and under 400 meter freestyle relay at the Maine Swimming Long Course Championships held July 25-27, 2013. The swimmers are all members of the Portland Porpoise Swim Club.  We extend our congratulations to the girls on this achievement;

 

(HLS 564)

Presented by Representative VOLK of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland, Senator BOYLE of Cumberland, Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough, Representative GATTINE of Westbrook, Representative PEOPLES of Westbrook, Senator HASKELL of Cumberland.

 

 

 

 

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (H.P. 533)  (L.D. 782) Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education To Enhance Economic Development"  Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-584)

 

            (7-2)  (H.P. 182)  (L.D. 221) Bill "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"  Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-583)

 

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

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

Thursday, August 29, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (S.P. 81)  (L.D. 245) Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Maintenance of State Armories"  Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-372)

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 226)  (L.D. 636) Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support Public Higher Educational Facilities"  Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-371)

 

            (7-3)  (S.P. 377)  (L.D. 1095) Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities"  Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-373)

 

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

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

Thursday, August 29, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (H.P. 1087)  (L.D. 1515) Bill "An Act To Increase the Availability of Mental Health Services"  Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "B" (H-585)

 

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

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

Thursday, August 29, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3

 

ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Increase the Availability of Mental Health Services

(H.P. 1087)  (L.D. 1515)
(C. "B" H-585)

 

 

            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 Special Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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

Thursday, August 29, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4

 

ENACTORS

 

Bond Issue

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Maintenance and Improvement of State Armories and the Purchase of Land for Maine Army National Guard Training

(S.P. 81)  (L.D. 245)
(C. "A" S-372)

 

 

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

 

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

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

Thursday, August 29, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5

 

ENACTORS

 

Bond Issue

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Invest in the Maine Community College System

(S.P. 226)  (L.D. 636)
(C. "A" S-371)

 

 

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

 

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

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

Thursday, August 29, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 6

 

ENACTORS

 

Bond Issue

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Nursing Education To Enhance Economic Development

(H.P. 533)  (L.D. 782)
(C. "A" H-584)

 

 

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

 

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

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

Thursday, August 29, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 7

 

ENACTORS

 

Bond Issue

 

            (10-1)  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. 182)  (L.D. 221)
(C. "A" H-583)

 

 

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

 

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

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

Thursday, August 29, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 8

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 289)

 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS

 

August 22, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Pursuant to our authority under Public Law 368, Part AA, we are pleased to appoint the following individuals to the Nonprofit Tax Review Task Force:

 

Representative Michael E. Carey of Lewiston

Senator Patrick S.A. Flood of Kennebec

 

Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions regarding these appointments.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Dawn Hill

Senate Chair

 

S/Margaret Rotundo

House Chair

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

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

Thursday, August 29, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 9

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 290)

 

STATE OF MAINE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

COMMITTEE ON TAXATION

 

August 5, 2013

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Pursuant to our authority under Public Law, Chapter 368, Part AA, we are pleased to appoint the following individuals to the Nonprofit Tax Review Task Force:

 

Senator Rebecca J. Millett of Cumberland

Representative L. Gary Knight of Livermore Falls

 

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding these appointments.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Anne M. Haskell

Senate Chair

 

S/Adam A. Goode

House Chair

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

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

Thursday, August 29, 2013

SUPPLEMENT NO. 10

 

ENACTORS

 

Bond Issue

 

            (10-1)  An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities

(S.P. 377)  (L.D. 1095)
(C. "A" S-373)

 

 

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

 

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