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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVENTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

15th Legislative Day

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Reverend Doctor Sarah Foulger, Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor.

 

            National Anthem by Abigail Fox, Lubec.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Honorable Geoffrey M. Gratwick, M.D., Bangor.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, February 26, 2015.

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SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Use of Remote-access Technology at Public Meetings of the Public Utilities Commission"

(S.P. 177)  (L.D. 448)

 

            Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Establish the Maine Fourth Amendment Protection Act"

(S.P. 200)  (L.D. 531)

 

            Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY suggested and ordered printed.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY and ordered printed.

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act To Redistribute the Agricultural Fair Support Fund" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 296)  (L.D. 457)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY in the House on February 24, 2015.

 

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

 

 

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Non-Concurrent Matter

 

            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Allow Condominium and Homeowners Associations To Establish Swim Areas"

(H.P. 319)  (L.D. 480)

 

            REFERRED to the Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE in the House on February 24, 2015.

 

            Comes from the Senate REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY in NON-CONCURRENCE.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 75)

 

MAINE'S PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR

16 CENTRAL STREET

BANGOR, MAINE 04401-5106

 

February 19, 2015

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear President Thibodeau and Speaker Eves:

 

Thank you for your invitation to address a Joint Session of the 127th Maine Legislature on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. concerning the State of the University of Maine System.  I accept with great pleasure and look forward to the opportunity to share with you my thoughts on the role and future of the University of Maine System.

 

These are challenging times.  I deeply appreciate the support provided by the Legislature as we work together to build a better future for the people of Maine.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/James H. Page, Ph.D.

Chancellor

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 76)

 

MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

323 STATE STREET

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04330-7131

 

February 20, 2015

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear President Thibodeau and Speaker Eves:

 

Thank you for your invitation to address the Joint Session of the 127th Maine Legislature on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, regarding the State of the Maine Community College System.  We are deeply appreciative of this opportunity and I look forward to sharing our accomplishments and goals for the future with you.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

S/Derek Langhauser

Interim President

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 77)

 

MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

CASTINE, MAINE  04420

 

February 26, 2015

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear President Thibodeau and Speaker Eves:

 

Thank you for your kind invitation to address a Joint Session of the 127th Maine Legislature concerning the State of the Maine Maritime Academy.  It is an honor to have been asked to address the Legislature and am very pleased to accept your invitation.

 

I look forward to giving my address to the Joint Convention on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. following the addresses of James Page, the Chancellor of the University of Maine System and Derek Langhauser, the Interim President of the Maine Community College System.

 

Respectfully,

 

S/Dr. William J. Brennan

President

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 78)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

February 24, 2015

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Pursuant to my authority under Title 5, MRSA, Chapter 163, §2003, I am pleased to appoint Jon Giles of Gray to the Maine Library of Geographic Information Board as a member of the private sector representing geographic information vendors.

 

Please contact my office if you have any questions regarding this appointment.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 79)

 

STATE OF MAINE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SPEAKER'S OFFICE

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0002

 

February 25, 2015

 

Honorable Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk Hunt:

 

Pursuant to my authority under Title 5, MRSA, Chapter 521, §20065, I am pleased to appoint the following members to the Substance Abuse Services Commission:

 

Representative Adam A. Goode of Bangor

Representative Richard S. Malaby of Hancock

Representative Patricia Hymanson of York

 

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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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 80)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

March 3, 2015

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves:

 

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

 

Education and Cultural Affairs

L.D. 56           An Act To Limit Increases in the State's Share of Funding for Kindergarten to Grade 12 Public Education

 

Environment and Natural Resources

L.D. 105         An Act To Enhance the Competitiveness of Maine's Biomass Facilities by Exempting from Waste Handling Fees Certain Construction and Demolition Debris

 

State and Local Government

L.D. 46           An Act To Allow Municipal Boards of Appeal To Grant Setback Variances for Certain Hardships Caused by Prior Owners of the Property

L.D. 67           An Act To Amend the Law Regarding the Annual Municipal Report Requirement

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Robert B. Hunt

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 81)

 

Maine Technology Institute

8 VEnTURE AVENUE

brunswick LANDING

BRUNSWICK, MAINE 04011

 

February 27, 2015

 

Honorable Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

3 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Speaker Eves and President Thibodeau:

 

Pursuant to 5 M.R.S.A., Section 12023, please consider this the letter of transmittal for the required report from the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) due by February 1, 2015.

 

Please contact me if you have any questions or need additional information. Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Brian Whitney

Acting Director

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen the Maine Agriculture Protection Act"

(H.P. 411)  (L.D. 598)

 

Sponsored by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, DILLINGHAM of Oxford, GREENWOOD of Wales, HICKMAN of Winthrop, McCABE of Skowhegan, O'CONNOR of Berwick, Senators: DILL of Penobscot, President THIBODEAU of Waldo.

 

            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Increase Consumption of Maine Foods in All State Institutions"

(H.P. 434)  (L.D. 653)

 

Sponsored by Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop.

Cosponsored by Senator WHITTEMORE of Somerset and Representatives: BRYANT of Windham, EVANGELOS of Friendship, GUERIN of Glenburn, JORGENSEN of Portland, MAREAN of Hollis, WARREN of Hallowell, Senators: LIBBY of Androscoggin, SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Expand the 1998 Special Retirement Plan To Include Detectives in the Office of the Attorney General"

(H.P. 435)  (L.D. 654)

 

Sponsored by Representative NADEAU of Winslow.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: BECK of Waterville, DION of Portland, GOLDEN of Lewiston, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, McLEAN of Gorham, Senators: DUTREMBLE of York, PATRICK of Oxford.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Direct the Department of Public Safety To Establish a Public Safety Answering Point for the Passamaquoddy Indian Reservation at Indian Township"

(H.P. 412)  (L.D. 599)

 

Sponsored by Representative DANA of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, MAKER of Calais, Senator: BURNS of Washington.

 

            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Conform Maine Law Regarding Persons Prohibited from Possessing Firearms with Federal Law"

(H.P. 413)  (L.D. 600)

 

Sponsored by Representative PICKETT of Dixfield.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington and Representatives: BATTLE of South Portland, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HANLEY of Pittston, HERRICK of Paris, McCABE of Skowhegan, PETERSON of Rumford, SKOLFIELD of Weld, STEARNS of Guilford.

 

            (3-6)  Resolve, To Study the Feasibility of a State Firefighter Training Facility

(H.P. 436)  (L.D. 655)

 

Sponsored by Representative LAJOIE of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator DUTREMBLE of York and Representatives: BROOKS of Lewiston, FOWLE of Vassalboro, GOLDEN of Lewiston, GREENWOOD of Wales, MAKER of Calais, NADEAU of Winslow, THERIAULT of China, Senator: LIBBY of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Enhance Forest Ranger Safety"

(H.P. 437)  (L.D. 656)

 

Sponsored by Representative NADEAU of Winslow.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: DION of Portland, DUNPHY of Embden, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, LONG of Sherman, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, McCABE of Skowhegan, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SHORT of Pittsfield.

 

            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Provide Enhanced Mental Health Services to the County Prison Population"

(H.P. 438)  (L.D. 657)

 

Sponsored by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator DUTREMBLE of York and Representatives: GATTINE of Westbrook, GERRISH of Lebanon, LAJOIE of Lewiston, MALABY of Hancock, Senator: ROSEN of Hancock.

 

            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Allow Text Messaging for Reporting Emergencies"

(H.P. 439)  (L.D. 658)

 

Sponsored by Representative FECTEAU of Biddeford.

Cosponsored by Senator DUTREMBLE of York and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, BATES of Westbrook, BATTLE of South Portland, CHENETTE of Saco, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, NADEAU of Winslow, Senator: DIAMOND of Cumberland.

 

            (3-10)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Unauthorized Distribution of Certain Private Images"

(H.P. 460)  (L.D. 679)

 

Sponsored by Representative FREDETTE of Newport.

Cosponsored by Senator HILL of York and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, BATTLE of South Portland, BEAVERS of South Berwick, CAMPBELL of Newfield, CAMPBELL of Orrington, CHIPMAN of Portland, COOPER of Yarmouth, DAVITT of Hampden, DeCHANT of Bath, DILLINGHAM of Oxford, DOORE of Augusta, DUNPHY of Old Town, ESPLING of New Gloucester, FOLEY of Wells, GILBERT of Jay, GINZLER of Bridgton, GOODE of Bangor, GRANT of Gardiner, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HANLEY of Pittston, HILLIARD of Belgrade, HYMANSON of York, KRUGER of Thomaston, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, LYFORD of Eddington, MAKER of Calais, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McCABE of Skowhegan, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, REED of Carmel, RUSSELL of Portland, SHAW of Standish, SIROCKI of Scarborough, SKOLFIELD of Weld, STUCKEY of Portland, THERIAULT of China, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, TUELL of East Machias, TURNER of Burlington, VACHON of Scarborough, WADSWORTH of Hiram, WHITE of Washburn.

 

            Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Authority of Individualized Education Plans in Relation to Proficiency-based Diplomas"

(H.P. 414)  (L.D. 601)

 

Sponsored by Representative HUBBELL of Bar Harbor.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, KORNFIELD of Bangor, MAKER of Calais, McCLELLAN of Raymond, Senator: MILLETT of Cumberland.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Protect Homeowners from Damage in the Event of a Failure of Public Water Systems"

(H.P. 441)  (L.D. 660)

 

Sponsored by Representative DeCHANT of Bath.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CHENETTE of Saco, DOORE of Augusta, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono.

 

            Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Prohibition on the Sale of Motor Fuel Containing Corn-based Ethanol"

(H.P. 415)  (L.D. 602)

 

Sponsored by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, AUSTIN of Gray, BATES of Westbrook, BATTLE of South Portland, BEAVERS of South Berwick, BLACK of Wilton, BUCKLAND of Farmington, CAMPBELL of Orrington, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, CHENETTE of Saco, COREY of Windham, CRAFTS of Lisbon, DAVITT of Hampden, DeCHANT of Bath, DEVIN of Newcastle, DILLINGHAM of Oxford, DUNPHY of Embden, EDGECOMB of Fort Fairfield, EVANGELOS of Friendship, FOLEY of Wells, GERRISH of Lebanon, GILBERT of Jay, GINZLER of Bridgton, GREENWOOD of Wales, GUERIN of Glenburn, HANINGTON of Lincoln, HANLEY of Pittston, HARLOW of Portland, HEAD of Bethel, HERRICK of Paris, HICKMAN of Winthrop, HILLIARD of Belgrade, HOBART of Bowdoinham, HOBBINS of Saco, KINNEY of Limington, KINNEY of Knox, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, LONG of Sherman, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, LYFORD of Eddington, MAKER of Calais, MALABY of Hancock, McELWEE of Caribou, NADEAU of Winslow, O'CONNOR of Berwick, PARRY of Arundel, PETERSON of Rumford, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, PICKETT of Dixfield, REED of Carmel, RUSSELL of Portland, SAWICKI of Auburn, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, SHORT of Pittsfield, SIROCKI of Scarborough, SKOLFIELD of Weld, STEARNS of Guilford, STETKIS of Canaan, THERIAULT of China, TIMMONS of Cumberland, TUELL of East Machias, TURNER of Burlington, VACHON of Scarborough, WALLACE of Dexter, WARD of Dedham, WHITE of Washburn, WOOD of Sabattus, Senators: BAKER of Sagadahoc, BRAKEY of Androscoggin, BREEN of Cumberland, COLLINS of York, CUSHING of Penobscot, CYRWAY of Kennebec, DAVIS of Piscataquis, DIAMOND of Cumberland, EDGECOMB of Aroostook, GERZOFSKY of Cumberland, GRATWICK of Penobscot, HAMPER of Oxford, HASKELL of Cumberland, KATZ of Kennebec, LANGLEY of Hancock, LIBBY of Androscoggin, McCORMICK of Kennebec, PATRICK of Oxford, ROSEN of Hancock, President THIBODEAU of Waldo.

 

            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Achieve Regional Uniformity in Sulfur Standards for Heating Oil"

(H.P. 416)  (L.D. 603)

 

Sponsored by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, DILLINGHAM of Oxford, GREENWOOD of Wales, HARLOW of Portland, O'CONNOR of Berwick, Senators: DAVIS of Piscataquis, DILL of Penobscot, SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            (3-15)  Resolve, To Increase Recycling in Maine through Increased Composting and Energy Recovery from Organic Wastes (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 440)  (L.D. 659)

 

Sponsored by Representative WELSH of Rockport.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, DUCHESNE of Hudson, HARLOW of Portland.

 

            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Reduce Waste from Disposable Bags"

(H.P. 461)  (L.D. 680)

 

Sponsored by Representative RYKERSON of Kittery.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BEAVERS of South Berwick, BLUME of York, DEVIN of Newcastle, HARLOW of Portland, HYMANSON of York, McCREIGHT of Harpswell.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Encourage Communication Regarding Persons with Mental Illness"

(H.P. 417)  (L.D. 604)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington and Representatives: HAWKE of Boothbay Harbor, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, MAKER of Calais, McCLELLAN of Raymond, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough, VACHON of Scarborough, WARD of Dedham.

 

            (3-18)  Resolve, To Provide Certain Dental Services to Pregnant Women Enrolled in the MaineCare Program

(H.P. 418)  (L.D. 605)

 

Sponsored by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

Cosponsored by Senator KATZ of Kennebec and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, GATTINE of Westbrook, HAMANN of South Portland, HARLOW of Portland, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, Senators: BURNS of Washington, HASKELL of Cumberland, HILL of York.

 

            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Remove the Philosophical Exemption from the Immunization Requirements for School Students and Employees of Nursery Schools and Health Care Facilities"

(H.P. 419)  (L.D. 606)

 

Sponsored by Representative TUCKER of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: BROOKS of Lewiston, KORNFIELD of Bangor.

 

            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Stop the Abuse of Electronic Benefits Transfer Cards"

(H.P. 420)  (L.D. 607)

 

Sponsored by Representative PARRY of Arundel.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: O'CONNOR of Berwick, REED of Carmel, SANDERSON of Chelsea, VACHON of Scarborough, WARD of Dedham.

 

            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Fund HIV, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Viral Hepatitis Screening, Prevention, Diagnostic and Treatment Services"

(H.P. 442)  (L.D. 661)

 

Sponsored by Representative BURSTEIN of Lincolnville.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: DUNPHY of Old Town, GATTINE of Westbrook, HAMANN of South Portland, MALABY of Hancock, SANBORN of Gorham, VACHON of Scarborough, WELSH of Rockport.

 

            (3-22)  Bill "An Act To Increase Access to Health Care through Telemedicine"

(H.P. 443)  (L.D. 662)

 

Sponsored by Representative FOLEY of Wells.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: GERRISH of Lebanon, HYMANSON of York, PRESCOTT of Waterboro, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

            (3-23)  Resolve, To Require That the Department of Health and Human Services Determine Whether Testing for Krabbe Disease Should Be Required for Newborns

(H.P. 444)  (L.D. 663)

 

Sponsored by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: BURSTEIN of Lincolnville, FECTEAU of Biddeford, MAKER of Calais, MALABY of Hancock, STETKIS of Canaan, VACHON of Scarborough, WHITE of Washburn.

 

            (3-24)  Resolve, To Direct the Department of Health and Human Services To Submit a State Plan Amendment To Allow Community-based and Other Health Care Providers To Be Reimbursed by MaineCare

(H.P. 445)  (L.D. 664)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANBORN of Gorham.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York and Representatives: BURSTEIN of Lincolnville, GATTINE of Westbrook, JORGENSEN of Portland.

 

            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Establish a Block Grant Program for Homemaker Services"

(H.P. 446)  (L.D. 665)

 

Sponsored by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: McCLELLAN of Raymond, SANDERSON of Chelsea, Senators: BRAKEY of Androscoggin, KATZ of Kennebec.

 

            (3-26)  Bill "An Act To Allow a Patient To Designate a Caregiver in the Patient's Medical Record"

(H.P. 447)  (L.D. 666)

 

Sponsored by Representative GATTINE of Westbrook.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: MALABY of Hancock, STUCKEY of Portland.

 

            (3-27)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Educate the Public and Department Clients about How To Protect One's Family from Bisphenol A

(H.P. 448)  (L.D. 667)

 

Sponsored by Representative BURSTEIN of Lincolnville.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot and Representatives: DEVIN of Newcastle, DUNPHY of Old Town, GATTINE of Westbrook, HAMANN of South Portland, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, SANBORN of Gorham, WARD of Dedham, WELSH of Rockport.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-28)  Bill "An Act To Allow Junior, Senior and Veteran Hunters To Shoot Antlerless Deer on the Opening Day of Hunting Season"

(H.P. 421)  (L.D. 608)

 

Sponsored by Representative HANINGTON of Lincoln.

Cosponsored by Senator WILLETTE of Aroostook and Representatives: FARRIN of Norridgewock, HILLIARD of Belgrade, KINNEY of Limington, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, POULIOT of Augusta.

 

            (3-29)  Bill "An Act To Provide an Incentive to Nonresident Landowners Who Own More than 250 Acres To Keep That Land Open for Hunting"

(H.P. 422)  (L.D. 609)

 

Sponsored by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: FREDETTE of Newport, MARTIN of Sinclair, McCABE of Skowhegan, STANLEY of Medway, Senators: BURNS of Washington, EDGECOMB of Aroostook, PATRICK of Oxford.

 

            (3-30)  Bill "An Act To Provide That Inland Waters Stocked with Fish by the State May Not Open for Ice Fishing until the Next January 1st"

(H.P. 423)  (L.D. 610)

 

Sponsored by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

Cosponsored by Senator DAVIS of Piscataquis and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, CRAFTS of Lisbon, DILLINGHAM of Oxford, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, McCABE of Skowhegan, SHORT of Pittsfield, WOOD of Sabattus, Senator: DILL of Penobscot.

 

            (3-31)  Bill "An Act To Market Maine's Hunting and Fishing Opportunities"

(H.P. 449)  (L.D. 668)

 

Sponsored by Representative DUCHESNE of Hudson.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, DUNPHY of Old Town, HILLIARD of Belgrade, MARTIN of Sinclair, Senator: DUTREMBLE of York.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-32)  Bill "An Act To Improve the Transparency of Decision-making Bodies of Publicly Funded Hospitals"

(H.P. 424)  (L.D. 611)

 

Sponsored by Representative STUCKEY of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, HAMANN of South Portland.

 

            (3-33)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Unlawful Cutting of Trees"

(H.P. 451)  (L.D. 670)

 

Sponsored by Representative WELSH of Rockport.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, GRANT of Gardiner, HOBBINS of Saco, Senator: MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

            (3-34)  Bill "An Act To Promote Privacy in Social Media"

(H.P. 467)  (L.D. 686)

 

Sponsored by Representative PIERCE of Falmouth.

Cosponsored by Senator BREEN of Cumberland and Representatives: FARNSWORTH of Portland, WARREN of Hallowell.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-35)  Bill "An Act To Require a Large Employer To Provide a Paper Paystub upon Request from an Employee"

(H.P. 425)  (L.D. 612)

 

Sponsored by Representative HARLOW of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach, RYKERSON of Kittery, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SHORT of Pittsfield, STANLEY of Medway, VEROW of Brewer.

 

            (3-36)  Bill "An Act To Allow Certain Businesses To Be Open on Easter Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day"

(H.P. 426)  (L.D. 613)

 

Sponsored by Representative LYFORD of Eddington.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, HILLIARD of Belgrade, STEARNS of Guilford, WARD of Dedham.

 

            (3-37)  Bill "An Act To Allow Independent Practice Dental Hygienists To Take X-rays" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 452)  (L.D. 671)

 

Sponsored by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough.

 

            (3-38)  Bill "An Act To Improve Access to Capital"

(H.P. 453)  (L.D. 672)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Senator VOLK of Cumberland and Representatives: AUSTIN of Gray, CAMPBELL of Newfield, FECTEAU of Biddeford, GILBERT of Jay, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, WARD of Dedham, Senator: PATRICK of Oxford.

Submitted by the Finance Authority of Maine pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            (3-39)  Bill "An Act To Help Prevent Age Discrimination"

(H.P. 454)  (L.D. 673)

 

Sponsored by Representative LAJOIE of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin and Representatives: CHIPMAN of Portland, DOORE of Augusta, FOWLE of Vassalboro, GILBERT of Jay, GOLDEN of Lewiston, HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach, STANLEY of Medway, Senator: DUTREMBLE of York.

 

            (3-40)  Bill "An Act To Support Maine's Working Families"

(H.P. 455)  (L.D. 674)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford and Representatives: BATES of Westbrook, CAMPBELL of Newfield, FECTEAU of Biddeford, GILBERT of Jay, MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

 

            (3-41)  Bill "An Act To Protect Earned Pay"

(H.P. 456)  (L.D. 675)

 

Sponsored by Representative HERBIG of Belfast.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford and Representatives: BATES of Westbrook, CAMPBELL of Newfield, FECTEAU of Biddeford, GILBERT of Jay, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McCABE of Skowhegan.

 

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

 

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            (3-42)  Bill "An Act To Create a Spat Collection License"

(H.P. 450)  (L.D. 669)

 

Sponsored by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, McCREIGHT of Harpswell, TUELL of East Machias, Senator: MIRAMANT of Knox.

Submitted by the Department of Marine Resources pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-43)  Bill "An Act To Increase the Effectiveness of the Legislature"

(H.P. 462)  (L.D. 681)

 

Sponsored by Speaker EVES of North Berwick.

Cosponsored by President THIBODEAU of Waldo and Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, FREDETTE of Newport, GIDEON of Freeport, McCABE of Skowhegan, Senators: ALFOND of Cumberland, CUSHING of Penobscot, HILL of York, MASON of Androscoggin.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-44)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Excise Tax Levied on Used Motor Vehicles"

(H.P. 427)  (L.D. 614)

 

Sponsored by Representative MAKER of Calais.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: HANINGTON of Lincoln, HOBART of Bowdoinham, KINNEY of Limington, KINNEY of Knox, PARRY of Arundel, TUELL of East Machias, WADSWORTH of Hiram, Senator: COLLINS of York.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-45)  Bill "An Act Regarding Transparency in the Transportation of Hazardous Materials"

(H.P. 428)  (L.D. 615)

 

Sponsored by Representative TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono.

Cosponsored by Senator DILL of Penobscot and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, DUCHESNE of Hudson, GUERIN of Glenburn, MOONEN of Portland, Senator: GRATWICK of Penobscot.

 

            (3-46)  Resolve, Directing the Department of  Transportation To Study the Use of Calcium Chloride on Roads and Its Effect on Vehicles

(H.P. 457)  (L.D. 676)

 

Sponsored by Representative WARD of Dedham.

Cosponsored by Representatives: FARRIN of Norridgewock, GILLWAY of Searsport, MALABY of Hancock, PARRY of Arundel, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, VEROW of Brewer, Senator: DIAMOND of Cumberland.

 

            (3-47)  Bill "An Act To Ensure the Administration of Written Driving Tests" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 463)  (L.D. 682)

 

Sponsored by Representative GILLWAY of Searsport.

Cosponsored by Senator ROSEN of Hancock and Representative: PARRY of Arundel, Senator: COLLINS of York.

 

            (3-48)  Bill "An Act To Expand Classification Categories for Motor Vehicles in the State"

(H.P. 468)  (L.D. 687)

 

Sponsored by Representative GOLDEN of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-49)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Sale of Hard Cider"

(H.P. 429)  (L.D. 616)

 

Sponsored by Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner.

Cosponsored by Senator MASON of Androscoggin and Representatives: DILLINGHAM of Oxford, KINNEY of Limington, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, MARTIN of Eagle Lake, McCABE of Skowhegan, TURNER of Burlington, Senators: DILL of Penobscot, PATRICK of Oxford.

 

            (3-50)  Bill "An Act To Change Municipal Campaign Contribution Limits"

(H.P. 430)  (L.D. 617)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin and Representatives: BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, GOLDEN of Lewiston, GOODE of Bangor, MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth, RYKERSON of Kittery, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, Senator: PATRICK of Oxford.

 

            (3-51)  Bill "An Act To Facilitate the Production of Hard Cider in Maine"

(H.P. 431)  (L.D. 618)

 

Sponsored by Representative BROOKS of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin and Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, GOODE of Bangor, PRESCOTT of Waterboro, TUCKER of Brunswick.

 

            (3-52)  Bill "An Act To Limit the Participation of Candidates and Legislators in Political Action Committees and Nonprofit Entities Conducting Political Activities"

(H.P. 432)  (L.D. 619)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHENETTE of Saco.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York and Representatives: BATES of Westbrook, HANINGTON of Lincoln, KINNEY of Limington, MAKER of Calais, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth, TURNER of Burlington.

 

            (3-53)  Bill "An Act To Allow Veterans' Organizations To Own and Operate Slot Machines"

(H.P. 433)  (L.D. 620)

 

Sponsored by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BRYANT of Windham, FARRIN of Norridgewock, FOLEY of Wells, HANINGTON of Lincoln, LONG of Sherman, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, THERIAULT of China, WINSOR of Norway.

 

            (3-54)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Election Laws Concerning Candidates and Nominees"

(H.P. 458)  (L.D. 677)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHENETTE of Saco.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York and Representatives: HOBBINS of Saco, NADEAU of Winslow.

 

            (3-55)  Bill "An Act Concerning the Ability of On-premises Liquor Licensees To Dispense Liquor in Sealed Refillable Containers"

(H.P. 459)  (L.D. 678)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHENETTE of Saco.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York and Representatives: BATES of Westbrook, FECTEAU of Biddeford, HOBBINS of Saco, HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach.

 

            (3-56)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Authorized Hours during Which Liquor May Be Sold and Purchased"

(H.P. 465)  (L.D. 684)

 

Sponsored by Representative KINNEY of Limington.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Newfield, CHENETTE of Saco, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, WADSWORTH of Hiram, Senator: COLLINS of York.

 

            (3-57)  Bill "An Act To Improve the Veterans' Services Laws"

(H.P. 470)  (L.D. 694)

 

Sponsored by Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: DILLINGHAM of Oxford, HANINGTON of Lincoln, KINNEY of Limington, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth, SCHNECK of Bangor.

Submitted by the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management pursuant to Joint Rule 204.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Department of Education

 

 

            (3-58)  Representative KORNFIELD for the Department of Education pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072 asks leave to report that the accompanying Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of the Final Repeal of Chapter 60:  New School Siting Approval, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule That Has Been Provisionally Repealed by the Department of Education, State Board of Education (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 464)  (L.D. 683)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Department of Education

 

 

            (3-59)  Representative KORNFIELD for the Department of Education pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072 asks leave to report that the accompanying Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 61:  Rules for Major Capital School Construction Projects, a Late-filed Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education, State Board of Education (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 466)  (L.D. 685)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Speaker EVES of North Berwick, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 469) (Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock and Representatives: DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, FARNSWORTH of Portland, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, KORNFIELD of Bangor, MAKER of Calais, PIERCE of Falmouth, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, Senator: MILLETT of Cumberland)

 

JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING DR. JOHN FITZSIMMONS

 

            WHEREAS, Dr. John Fitzsimmons has resigned as President of the Maine Community College System, a post he has held since 1990, and we take this opportunity to recognize his long and distinguished career with the Maine Community College System; and

 

            WHEREAS, during the past 24 years, enrollment at the system's 7 colleges has increased from 3,300 students to 18,160, with an additional 13,000 individuals enrolled in customized training and non-credit and continuing education courses; and

 

            WHEREAS, Dr. Fitzsimmons earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Rhode Island, his master's degree from the University of Southern Maine and his doctorate from Nova Southeastern University; and

 

            WHEREAS, he served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, including a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970, and he chaired the veterans' group responsible for building the Maine Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Augusta; and

 

            WHEREAS, under Dr. Fitzsimmons' leadership, the community college system has played a significant role in enhancing educational opportunities for Maine adults and career-bound high school students, while 94% of employed system graduates are working in Maine; and

 

            WHEREAS, Dr. Fitzsimmons has spent the last 36 years in the field of higher education and training, as prior to his current post he served as Maine's Commissioner of Labor under Governor John R. McKernan, Jr. and received numerous national recognitions including the prestigious National Alliance of Business "State of the Year" award honoring Maine for Dr. Fitzsimmons' innovative programs in human resource development; and

 

            WHEREAS, during his presidency, the Maine Community College System has received national recognition from the National Alliance of Business and the University of Florida Future's Assembly and is a recipient of the David Pierce Organizational Leadership Award from North Carolina State University's National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness; and

 

            WHEREAS, Dr. Fitzsimmons has been honored with the Maine State Chamber of Commerce's Dirigo Award for his leadership efforts in economic development, and the Economic Development Council of Maine presented him with its Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his leadership and vision in the areas of higher education and workforce development; and

 

            WHEREAS, in 2009, MaineBiz, a leading business publication, honored Dr. Fitzsimmons as the Non-Profit Business Leader of the Year and, in 2012, he was inducted into the Junior Achievement of Maine Business Hall of Fame in recognition of his significant and enduring contributions to Maine's economy and its sense of community, and this past year Maine Magazine named him one of 50 people shaping our State; and

 

            WHEREAS, as we acknowledge President Fitzsimmons' dedicated service to the field of higher education, to the State's economy and to the People of Maine; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-seventh Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to Dr. John Fitzsimmons for his commitment to the Maine Community College System and for his long and exemplary public service to the State and Nation; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That a suitable copy of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to Dr. John Fitzsimmons.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Deb Violette, of Augusta, who has received the Patient Advocacy Award from the American Lung Association.  Ms. Violette is President and Chief Executive Officer of Free ME from Lung Cancer, the only nonprofit in the State solely dedicated to raising money for lung cancer research, education and community support.  The Patient Advocacy Award is given to an individual or organization in the State that provides outstanding service to improving the lives of those with lung disease.  Ms. Violette is a tireless advocate for those with lung cancer and a strong voice for more research on early detection, treatment and cures.  We extend to Ms. Violette our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 82)

 

 

            (5-2)  Kate Oberholtzer, of Cape Elizabeth, a member of the Cape Elizabeth High School Concert Jazz Ensemble, who was honored with All-State Jazz recognition in Vocal, Concert Choir and Jazz Choir at the Berklee Jazz Ensemble in Boston, Massachusetts.  We congratulate Kate on her achievement and send her our best wishes;

 

(SLS 169)

 

 

            (5-3)  Will Steidl, of Cape Elizabeth, a member of the Cape Elizabeth High School Concert Jazz Ensemble, who was honored with All-State Jazz recognition in Trombone, All-State Concert Band in Trombone and All-State Jazz Band in Trombone at the Berklee Jazz Ensemble in Boston, Massachusetts.  We congratulate Will on his achievement and send him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 170)

 

 

            (5-4)  Peter Judkins, of Farmington, to whom the 2014 Annual Town Report of Farmington has been dedicated.  Mr. Judkins, President and Chief Executive Officer of Franklin Savings Bank, is a member of the Thrift Institutions Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and serves as chair of the Audit Committee for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.  He is a member of the American Bankers Association Community Bankers Council and a past Chair of the Maine Bankers Association.  He served as Treasurer of the Greater Franklin Development Corporation and is a former Director at the Maine State Housing Authority.  He is also a board member of the Franklin Community Health Network and has been active in the Farmington Ski Club.  We extend to Mr. Judkins our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 177)

 

 

            (5-5)  the Stratton-Eustis Lions Club, in Stratton, which has been presented the Canine Companions Initiative Award by the Canine Companions for Independence arm of Lions Clubs International.  The club was chosen for the honor from among hundreds of clubs across the nation.  Last summer the club collected $1,900 to help purchase, train and place service dogs with wounded veterans to assist them with their daily tasks.  We extend to the members of the Stratton-Eustis Lions Club our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 178)

 

 

            (5-6)  Gage Feeney, of Cutler, a senior at Washington Academy, who has scored his 1,000th career point playing basketball.  Gage has played varsity for all 4 years of high school.  We extend to Gage our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 105)

Presented by Representative TUELL of East Machias.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington.

 

 

            (5-7)  Kris Doody, of Caribou, Chief Executive Officer at Cary Medical Center, who has been named one of "50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know" by Becker's Hospital Review.  This monthly national publication offers business and legal news, along with analysis relating to hospitals and health systems.  Its list acknowledges leaders across the nation dedicated to advancing health care in small towns and rural communities.  Ms. Doody has been with Cary Medical Center since 1999.  She has taken on many leadership roles, including as chair of the Board of Trustees of the Maine Community College System, chair of the Board of Directors of the Maine Hospital Association and chair of the Aroostook Partnership for Progress.  She has received many recognitions, including the Legion of Honor Bronze Medallion from the Chapel of the Four Chaplains, the highest civilian award presented to an individual by the Vietnam Veterans of America.  A strong veterans' advocate, Ms. Doody has testified before the United States Congress in support of Project ARCH, Access Received Closer to Home.  In part due to her efforts, this initiative has been extended 2 years, and Cary Medical Center is one of 5 locations in the nation where Project ARCH has been available to veterans.  We extend to Ms. Doody our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(HLS 106)

Presented by Representative McELWEE of Caribou.

Cosponsored by Senator EDGECOMB of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-8)  Ashley Storey, of Cumberland, a senior at Greely High School, on her earning her 1,000th career point in basketball.  We extend our congratulations to Ashley on her achievement and send her our best wishes as she continues her education and basketball career;

 

(HLS 107)

Presented by Representative TIMMONS of Cumberland.

Cosponsored by Senator BREEN of Cumberland, Representative AUSTIN of Gray.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-9)  Anthony Attardo, of Scarborough, a United States Army veteran and businessman.  Mr. Attardo was born in Waltham, Massachusetts, and graduated from Saint Charles High School in 1945.  He joined the Army and was trained as a machine gunner in the infantry; however, the Army discovered the photography skills he had developed as a youngster through a local camera store, and assigned him to the Army Air Corps with the 15th Air Command.  He regularly flew into enemy territory to gather intelligence before and after bombing missions.  After the war, he attended the Eastern School of Photography in Boston and later became a vice president of Master Color of New England.  In 1967 he moved to Scarborough, where he built up a photofinishing business, Bicknell Photo, which became one of the largest businesses of its kind, employing over 1,000 people.  In Scarborough, he served as a trustee to the sanitary district, was elected to the town council and served on many committees, including the charter review committee and the municipal building committee.  He was also a member of the Congressional Meeting Club, the Executive Club of Portland and the Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Attardo will be sadly missed and long remembered by his family, friends and colleagues;

 

(SLS 104)

 

 

            (5-10)  John Andrew Durkovich, of Hermon.  Mr. Durkovich served as chief operations officer at Vision Care of Maine, and his most recent business venture was Paperless Maine.  Mr. Durkovich will be long remembered and sadly missed by his family, friends and colleagues;

 

(SLS 176)

 

 

            (5-11)  Midshipman Second Class Rolando A. Amador, of Harpswell, who died while at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.  Midshipman Second Class Amador was born in Brunswick, and he and his family moved to Harpswell not long afterward.  He was a 2011 graduate of Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham and was accepted into the United States Naval Academy.  He spent countless hours as a volunteer with the local community and led his battalion as Sports Boss.  Midshipman Second Class Amador studied mechanical engineering and made the Commandant's and Superintendent's List every semester.  He was a natural-born leader, and he was a confidant to all and a good friend to many.  He will be sadly missed and long remembered by his loving family, his friends and those whose lives he touched;

 

(HLS 108)

Presented by Representative McCREIGHT of Harpswell.

Cosponsored by Representative TUCKER of Brunswick, Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, Representative DEVIN of Newcastle, Representative DeCHANT of Bath, Representative TEPLER of Topsham, Senator BAKER of Sagadahoc, Senator GERZOFSKY 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)  (S.P. 33)  (L.D. 85) Bill "An Act To Prohibit Synthetic Plastic Microbeads in Personal Care Products and Over-the-counter Drugs"  Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-2)  (S.P. 34)  (L.D. 97) Resolve, Directing the Department of Education To Amend the School Emergency Drill Rules  Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-3)  (H.P. 4)  (L.D. 1) Resolve, To Name the Route 11 Bridge over the Saco River in Standish and Limington the Veterans Memorial Bridge  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-4)  (H.P. 10)  (L.D. 7) Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter III, Section 21: Allowances for Home and Community Benefits for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services (EMERGENCY)  Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-5)  (H.P. 49)  (L.D. 55) Resolve, To Direct the Department of Transportation To Name the Interstate 95 Rest Area in Hampden the Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Rest Area  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-6)  (H.P. 145)  (L.D. 202) 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 Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Board of Pesticides Control (EMERGENCY)  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-7)  (H.P. 146)  (L.D. 203) Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 28:  Notification Provisions for Outdoor Pesticide Applications, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Board of Pesticides Control (EMERGENCY)  Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY reporting Ought to Pass

 

            (7-8)  (H.P. 60)  (L.D. 66) Resolve, Naming the Bridges That Span the Machias River in Machias the Jeremiah O'Brien Memorial Bridge  Committee on TRANSPORTATION reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-3)

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, February 26, 2015, have preference in the Orders of the Day and continue with such preference until disposed of as provided by House Rule 502.

 

 

1.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Gertrude Fraser, of Verona Island

(HLS 8)

 

TABLED - January 7, 2015 (Till Later Today) by Representative WARD of Dedham.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Alvion Kimball, of Orland

(HLS 19)

 

TABLED - January 7, 2015 (Till Later Today) by Representative WARD of Dedham.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Healthy Kids! A Family Resource Network, of Lincoln County

(HLS 25)

 

TABLED - January 7, 2015 (Till Later Today) by Representative DEVIN of Newcastle.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         Bill "An Act To Improve Telecommunications in Maine"

(H.P. 72)  (L.D. 89)

 

(Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY suggested)

TABLED - January 20, 2015 (Till Later Today) by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Sharon Wise, of Winthrop

(HLS 26)

 

TABLED - January 20, 2015 (Till Later Today) by Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Ronald Grondin, of Sanford

(HLS 44)

 

TABLED - February 5, 2015 (Till Later Today) by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Robert April, of Sanford

(HLS 45)

 

TABLED - February 5, 2015 (Till Later Today) by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Harold Smith, of Sanford

(HLS 46)

 

TABLED - February 5, 2015 (Till Later Today) by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Richard Bond, of Sanford

(HLS 47)

 

TABLED - February 5, 2015 (Till Later Today) by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Albert Noble, of Sanford

(HLS 48)

 

TABLED - February 5, 2015 (Till Later Today) by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

11.       Bill "An Act To Improve the Reporting of Child Abuse"

(S.P. 74)  (L.D. 199)

 

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY.

TABLED - February 10, 2015 (Till Later Today) by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

PENDING - REFERENCE IN CONCURRENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

12.       Bill "An Act To Provide for Special Restrictions on Dissemination and Use of Criminal History Record Information for Class E Crimes Committed by an Adult under 21 Years of Age"

(S.P. 79)  (L.D. 210)

 

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.

TABLED - February 10, 2015 (Till Later Today) by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

PENDING - REFERENCE IN CONCURRENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

13.       Bill "An Act To Provide a Minor with a Defense to Prosecution in a Situation That Involves Risk of Alcohol Overdose"

(H.P. 181)  (L.D. 263)

 

- In House, REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY on February 5, 2015.

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY in NON-CONCURRENCE.

TABLED - February 24, 2015 (Till Later Today) by Representative GIDEON of Freeport.

PENDING - FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

 

 

 

 

 

14.       Bill "An Act To Implement a Motor Vehicle Violation Electronic Citation Program"

(H.P. 297)  (L.D. 458)

 

(Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY suggested)

TABLED - February 24, 2015 (Till Later Today) by Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

15.       Bill "An Act Regarding the Reporting Standards for Child Abuse"

(H.P. 322)  (L.D. 483)

 

(Committee on JUDICIARY suggested)

TABLED - February 24, 2015 (Till Later Today) by Representative HOBBINS of Saco.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

16.       Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding the Fund for the Efficient Delivery of Local and Regional Services"

(S.P. 179)  (L.D. 450)

 

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

TABLED - February 24, 2015 (Till Later Today) by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

PENDING - REFERENCE IN CONCURRENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

17.       Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Encourage Access to Workforce Training and Job Creation"

(S.P. 69)  (L.D. 194)

 

- In Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS.

TABLED - February 26, 2015 (Till Later Today) by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

PENDING - REFERENCE IN CONCURRENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE JUNE 17, 2015

 

NOTICE

 

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

 

(1)  From the Committee on Transportation on Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Remove One of the Proposed Routes from Consideration for the Interstate 395 and Route 9 Connector

(H.P. 41)  (L.D. 47)

 

Ought Not to Pass  (12 members)
Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-4)  (1 member)

 

 

Robert B. Hunt
Clerk of the House