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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVENTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
FIRST REGULAR SESSION


 

8th Legislative Day

Thursday, January 29, 2015

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Theodore R. Towne, Charles S. Hatch Post No. 79, Berwick.

 

            Colors presented by Kennebec County Veterans' Honor Guard.

 

            National Anthem by Armand Larochelle, Brunswick American Legion Post 20.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Doctor of the day, Patrick Connolly, M.D., Falmouth.

 

            Reading of the Journal of Thursday, January 22, 2015.

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 36)

 

STATE OF MAINE

127TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

 

January 14, 2015

 

Honorable Paul R. LePage

Governor of Maine

1 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

 

Dear Governor LePage:

 

We are pleased to invite you to deliver your Budget Address at a Joint Session of the 127th Maine Legislature on Tuesday, February 3rd at 7:00 p.m.

 

We look forward to seeing you then.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

 

S/Mark W. Eves

Speaker of the House

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 32)

 

Washington County Development Authority

 

January 15, 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 Washington County Development Authority due by February 1, 2015.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Betsy Fitzgerald

Authority Chairman

 

 

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            (2-3)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 33)

 

MAINE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM

96 SEWALL STREET

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04332-0349

 

January 21, 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 Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS) due by February 1, 2015.

 

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

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Sandra J. Matheson

Executive Director

 

 

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            (2-4)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 34)

 

Maine Educational Loan Authority

131 Presumpscot Street

Portland, Maine  04103

 

January 23, 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 Educational Loan Authority due by February 1, 2015.

 

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

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

S/John C. Atkinson

Chair

 

 

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            (2-5)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 35)

 

Maine Venture Fund

P. O. Box 63

Newport, MAINE  04953

 

January 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:

 

Pursuant to 5 M.R.S.A., Section 12023, please consider this the letter of transmittal for the attached "Report to Legislature for 2014" on behalf of the quasi-independent state entity, Small Enterprise Growth Board, due February 1, 2015.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Terri Wark

Office Operations Manager

Small Enterprise Growth Board

d/b/a Maine Venture Fund

 

 

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            (2-6)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 37)

 

MAINE PORT AUTHORITY

16 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE  04333-0016

 

January 23, 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, the Maine Port Authority is pleased to submit the following report to the Legislature, due by February 1, 2015.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/John H. Henshaw

Executive Director

 

 

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            (2-7)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 38)

 

Efficiency Maine

168 Capitol Street

Augusta, MAINE 04330

 

January 31, 2015

 

Honorable Michael D. Thibodeau

President of the Senate

2 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:

 

Pursuant to 5 M.R.S.A., Section §12023, please consider this the letter of transmittal for the required report from Efficiency Maine Trust due by February 1, 2015.

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Michael D. Stoddard

Executive Director

 

 

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PETITIONS, BILLS AND RESOLVES REQUIRING REFERENCE

 

 

            (3-1)  Bill "An Act To Adjust Appropriations and Allocations from the General Fund and Other Funds for the Expenditures of the Department of Marine Resources, the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, the Department of Environmental Protection and the Baxter State Park Authority for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2015" (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 106)  (L.D. 148)

 

Sponsored by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston.  (GOVERNOR'S BILL)

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford.

 

            Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-2)  Bill "An Act To Protect Private Property and Livestock from Fireworks"

(H.P. 107)  (L.D. 149)

 

Sponsored by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Representative: SKOLFIELD of Weld.

 

            (3-3)  Bill "An Act To Provide Anger Management Courses or Additional Imprisonment for Domestic Violence Offenders"

(H.P. 108)  (L.D. 150)

 

Sponsored by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Representatives: BUCKLAND of Farmington, CRAFTS of Lisbon, DILLINGHAM of Oxford, MALABY of Hancock, PETERSON of Rumford, TUELL of East Machias, WADSWORTH of Hiram, WOOD of Sabattus.

 

            (3-4)  Bill "An Act To Protect Farm Animals from Noise from the Discharge of Fireworks and Explosives"

(H.P. 135)  (L.D. 177)

 

Sponsored by Representative HOBART of Bowdoinham.

Cosponsored by Senator LIBBY of Androscoggin and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, CHACE of Durham, GROHMAN of Biddeford, HANLEY of Pittston, HILLIARD of Belgrade, LAJOIE of Lewiston, TEPLER of Topsham, TIMMONS of Cumberland.

 

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

 

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            (3-5)  Bill "An Act To Protect Public Health in the Maine Community College System"

(H.P. 109)  (L.D. 151)

 

Sponsored by Representative CHIPMAN of Portland.

Cosponsored by Senator MILLETT of Cumberland and Representatives: GATTINE of Westbrook, HAMANN of South Portland, HEAD of Bethel, MAKER of Calais, PETERSON of Rumford, STUCKEY of Portland, VACHON of Scarborough, Senator: HASKELL of Cumberland.

 

            (3-6)  Bill "An Act To Encourage Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation To Be Taught in High School"

(H.P. 110)  (L.D. 152)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Representatives: HARLOW of Portland, LYFORD of Eddington, MAKER of Calais, NADEAU of Winslow, SIROCKI of Scarborough, TUELL of East Machias, TURNER of Burlington, VEROW of Brewer.

 

            Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-7)  Bill "An Act To Amend Setback Requirements and Standards Related to Species Migration under the Laws Regulating Development near Vernal Pools"

(H.P. 111)  (L.D. 153)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: DUCHESNE of Hudson, HARLOW of Portland, NADEAU of Winslow, POULIOT of Augusta, RYKERSON of Kittery, TUELL of East Machias, Senators: MASON of Androscoggin, President THIBODEAU of Waldo.

 

            Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-8)  Bill "An Act To Promote Greater Flexibility in the Provision of Long-term Care Services"

(H.P. 112)  (L.D. 154)

 

Sponsored by Representative STUCKEY of Portland.

Cosponsored by Representatives: HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, MALABY of Hancock, Senator: LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

            (3-9)  Bill "An Act To Expand Housing Opportunities for Patients with Complex Medical Conditions"

(H.P. 113)  (L.D. 155)

 

Sponsored by Representative MALABY of Hancock.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CRAFTS of Lisbon, HARLOW of Portland, HEAD of Bethel, PETERSON of Rumford, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SIROCKI of Scarborough, VACHON of Scarborough.

 

            (3-10)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services To Provide Coverage under the MaineCare Program for Routine Male Newborn Circumcisions

(H.P. 137)  (L.D. 179)

 

Sponsored by Representative SANBORN of Gorham.

Cosponsored by Senator GRATWICK of Penobscot.

 

            (3-11)  Bill "An Act To Allow Terminally Ill Patients To Choose To Use Experimental Treatments"

(H.P. 138)  (L.D. 180)

 

Sponsored by Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Representative WARD of Dedham, Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: DUNPHY of Old Town, ESPLING of New Gloucester, FOWLE of Vassalboro, NADEAU of Winslow, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SCHNECK of Bangor, Senator: PATRICK of Oxford.

 

            (3-12)  Bill "An Act To Facilitate the Development and Operation of a Group Home for Post-High School Adults with Developmental Disabilities"

(H.P. 148)  (L.D. 205)

 

Sponsored by Representative HUBBELL of Bar Harbor.

Cosponsored by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock.

 

            Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-13)  Bill "An Act To Lower the Eligibility Age for a Junior Hunting License"

(H.P. 114)  (L.D. 156)

 

Sponsored by Representative HILLIARD of Belgrade.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin and Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, CRAFTS of Lisbon, DANA of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, ESPLING of New Gloucester, HANINGTON of Lincoln, POULIOT of Augusta, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, Senator: MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

            (3-14)  Bill "An Act To Create an Advisory Committee To Review and Make Recommendations Regarding Hunting and Fishing Laws"

(H.P. 115)  (L.D. 157)

 

Sponsored by Representative POULIOT of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator DUTREMBLE of York and Representatives: COREY of Windham, CRAFTS of Lisbon, HILLIARD of Belgrade, SHAW of Standish, Senator: SAVIELLO of Franklin.

 

            (3-15)  Resolve, To Direct the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Modify Fishing Rules for Webster Stream in Piscataquis County

(H.P. 116)  (L.D. 158)

 

Sponsored by Representative EDGECOMB of Fort Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Senator EDGECOMB of Aroostook and Representatives: MARTIN of Eagle Lake, MARTIN of Sinclair, WHITE of Washburn, Senator: DILL of Penobscot.

 

            Committee on INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-16)  Bill "An Act To Prevent Bad Faith Assertions of Patent Infringement"

(H.P. 117)  (L.D. 159)

 

Sponsored by Representative DAUGHTRY of Brunswick.

Cosponsored by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland and Representatives: BROOKS of Lewiston, DeCHANT of Bath, DEVIN of Newcastle, EVANGELOS of Friendship, HICKMAN of Winthrop, HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach, KORNFIELD of Bangor, KRUGER of Thomaston.

 

            (3-17)  Bill "An Act To Provide Reasonable Compensation to Jurors"

(H.P. 118)  (L.D. 160)

 

Sponsored by Representative THERIAULT of China.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington and Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, HANLEY of Pittston, HEAD of Bethel, NADEAU of Winslow, SAWICKI of Auburn.

 

            (3-18)  Bill "An Act To Ban the United Nations Agenda 21 in Maine"

(H.P. 119)  (L.D. 161)

 

Sponsored by Representative LONG of Sherman.

Cosponsored by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin and Representatives: CRAFTS of Lisbon, DUNPHY of Embden, O'CONNOR of Berwick, STANLEY of Medway, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TIMMONS of Cumberland.

 

            (3-19)  Bill "An Act To Protect the Rights of Property Owners"

(H.P. 120)  (L.D. 162)

 

Sponsored by Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: CRAFTS of Lisbon, FARRIN of Norridgewock, FOLEY of Wells, LONG of Sherman, PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield, POULIOT of Augusta, WINSOR of Norway, Senator: BURNS of Washington.

 

            (3-20)  Bill "An Act To Create Efficiencies in Court Process"

(H.P. 139)  (L.D. 181)

 

Sponsored by Representative MONAGHAN of Cape Elizabeth.

Cosponsored by Senator BURNS of Washington and Representatives: FREDETTE of Newport, MOONEN of Portland, SHERMAN of Hodgdon, Senators: KATZ of Kennebec, VALENTINO of York.

 

            Committee on JUDICIARY suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-21)  Bill "An Act To Provide Economic Development Assistance to Rural Communities"

(H.P. 121)  (L.D. 163)

 

Sponsored by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

Cosponsored by Representative: MARTIN of Sinclair.

 

            (3-22)  Bill "An Act To Establish the Maine Length of Service Award Program"

(H.P. 122)  (L.D. 164)

 

Sponsored by Representative EVANGELOS of Friendship.

Cosponsored by Senator DUTREMBLE of York and Representatives: GINZLER of Bridgton, KRUGER of Thomaston, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, LAJOIE of Lewiston, MAKER of Calais, SHAW of Standish, STANLEY of Medway, Senator: MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

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

 

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            (3-23)  Resolve, Directing the Department of Marine Resources To Conduct an Impact Study in the St. George River Estuary

(H.P. 136)  (L.D. 178)

 

Sponsored by Representative KRUGER of Thomaston.

Cosponsored by Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland and Representatives: EVANGELOS of Friendship, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, PARRY of Arundel, PIERCE of Dresden, Senators: LANGLEY of Hancock, MIRAMANT of Knox.

 

            Committee on MARINE RESOURCES suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-24)  Bill "An Act Regarding the Funding of Volunteer Fire Departments"

(H.P. 123)  (L.D. 165)

 

Sponsored by Representative THERIAULT of China.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: ESPLING of New Gloucester, GUERIN of Glenburn, HANLEY of Pittston, HEAD of Bethel, SAWICKI of Auburn.

 

            (3-25)  Bill "An Act To Allow York County To Better Provide Rescue and Ambulance Services"

(H.P. 124)  (L.D. 166)

 

Sponsored by Representative BEAVERS of South Berwick.

Cosponsored by Senator DUTREMBLE of York and Representatives: BABBIDGE of Kennebunk, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, Senator: WOODSOME of York.

 

            (3-26)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit a Municipality from Holding a Referendum To Legalize the Recreational Use of Marijuana"

(H.P. 125)  (L.D. 167)

 

Sponsored by Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: HOGAN of Old Orchard Beach, KINNEY of Limington, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SHORT of Pittsfield, Senators: CUSHING of Penobscot, VOLK of Cumberland, WOODSOME of York.

 

            (3-27)  Bill "An Act To Eliminate Term Limits for Legislators"

(H.P. 140)  (L.D. 182)

 

Sponsored by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

Cosponsored by Representative: DION of Portland.

 

            Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-28)  Bill "An Act Relating to the Sales Tax Exemption on Depreciable Equipment Used in Commercial Wood Harvesting"

(H.P. 126)  (L.D. 168)

 

Sponsored by Representative MARTIN of Eagle Lake.

 

            (3-29)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Groundwater Rights"

(H.P. 127)  (L.D. 169)

 

Sponsored by Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor.

Cosponsored by Representatives: COOPER of Yarmouth, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, RYKERSON of Kittery, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SCHNECK of Bangor, Senators: JOHNSON of Lincoln, LIBBY of Androscoggin.

 

            (3-30)  Bill "An Act To Remove the 180-day Active Duty Requirement for the Property Tax Exemption for Vietnam Veterans"

(H.P. 128)  (L.D. 170)

 

Sponsored by Representative NADEAU of Winslow.

Cosponsored by Senator DUTREMBLE of York and Representatives: CAMPBELL of Orrington, FREDETTE of Newport, HANINGTON of Lincoln, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MARTIN of Sinclair, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SHORT of Pittsfield, Senator: DILL of Penobscot.

 

            (3-31)  Bill "An Act To Decrease Property Taxes by Increasing the Sales Tax"

(H.P. 141)  (L.D. 183)

 

Sponsored by Representative PICCHIOTTI of Fairfield.

Cosponsored by Representative: BECK of Waterville.

 

            Committee on TAXATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-32)  Bill "An Act To Provide a License Plate Decal for Emergency Medical Services Providers"

(H.P. 129)  (L.D. 171)

 

Sponsored by Representative HEAD of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Representatives: ALLEY of Beals, CRAFTS of Lisbon, DILLINGHAM of Oxford, MALABY of Hancock, PETERSON of Rumford, PICKETT of Dixfield, TUELL of East Machias.

 

            (3-33)  Bill "An Act To Allow Gold Star Parents Who Are Maine Residents To Use the Maine Turnpike at No Charge"

(H.P. 130)  (L.D. 172)

 

Sponsored by Representative DOORE of Augusta.

Cosponsored by Senator CYRWAY of Kennebec and Representatives: BECK of Waterville, BROOKS of Lewiston, BRYANT of Windham, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, NADEAU of Winslow, SHORT of Pittsfield, Senator: PATRICK of Oxford.

 

            (3-34)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Gold Star Family Registration Plate and To Establish an Honorable Service Military Family Registration Plate"

(H.P. 131)  (L.D. 173)

 

Sponsored by Representative FOLEY of Wells.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: BUCKLAND of Farmington, FREDETTE of Newport, GERRISH of Lebanon, HANINGTON of Lincoln, KINNEY of Limington, PRESCOTT of Waterboro.

 

            Committee on TRANSPORTATION suggested and ordered printed.

 

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            (3-35)  Bill "An Act To Restrict the Raising of Money by Maine Clean Election Act Candidates"

(H.P. 132)  (L.D. 174)

 

Sponsored by Representative PARRY of Arundel.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York and Representatives: CHENETTE of Saco, FREDETTE of Newport, HARLOW of Portland, POULIOT of Augusta, SANDERSON of Chelsea, TIMMONS of Cumberland, Senators: CUSHING of Penobscot, DIAMOND of Cumberland.

 

            (3-36)  Bill "An Act To Limit Maine Clean Election Act Funding to First-time Candidates"

(H.P. 133)  (L.D. 175)

 

Sponsored by Representative SIROCKI of Scarborough.

Cosponsored by Senator COLLINS of York and Representatives: HARLOW of Portland, KINNEY of Limington, MALABY of Hancock, O'CONNOR of Berwick, PARRY of Arundel, SANDERSON of Chelsea, VACHON of Scarborough, Senator: VOLK of Cumberland.

 

            (3-37)  Bill "An Act To Amend the Law Governing the Gathering of Signatures for Direct Initiatives and People's Veto Referenda"

(H.P. 134)  (L.D. 176)

 

Sponsored by Representative SHORT of Pittsfield.

Cosponsored by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot and Representatives: BLACK of Wilton, CAMPBELL of Orrington, DUCHESNE of Hudson, DUNPHY of Embden, MARTIN of Sinclair, McCABE of Skowhegan, SHAW of Standish, STANLEY of Medway.

 

            (3-38)  Bill "An Act To Reimburse Philip Wolley for Litigation Expenses Incurred in Connection with His Termination and Reinstatement as a State Employee"

(H.P. 142)  (L.D. 184)

 

Sponsored by Representative GILLWAY of Searsport.  (BY REQUEST)

 

            (3-39)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Certain Activities by Maine Clean Election Act Candidates"

(H.P. 147)  (L.D. 204)

 

Sponsored by Representative MASTRACCIO of Sanford.

Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York and Representatives: BATES of Westbrook, CHENETTE of Saco, DUNPHY of Embden, GILBERT of Jay, NOON of Sanford, SCHNECK of Bangor, STETKIS of Canaan, Senator: GRATWICK of Penobscot.

 

            Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Board of Pesticides Control

 

 

            (3-40)  Representative HICKMAN for the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Board of Pesticides Control 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 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)

(H.P. 145)  (L.D. 202)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Board of Pesticides Control

 

 

            (3-41)  Representative HICKMAN for the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Board of Pesticides Control 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 28:  Notification Provisions for Outdoor Pesticide Applications, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Board of Pesticides Control (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 146)  (L.D. 203)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Department of Education

 

 

            (3-42)  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 101: Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Education (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 144)  (L.D. 201)

 

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

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Public Utilities Commission

 

 

            (3-43)  Representative DION for the Public Utilities Commission 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 895:  Underground  Facility Damage Prevention Requirements, a Major Substantive Rule of the Public Utilities Commission (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 143)  (L.D. 200)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Department of Environmental Protection

 

 

            (3-44)  Representative WELSH for the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 8072 asks leave to report that the accompanying Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 200: Metallic Mineral Exploration, Advanced Exploration and Mining, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 104)  (L.D. 146)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Department of Environmental Protection

 

 

            (3-45)  Representative WELSH for the Department of Environmental Protection 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 500:  Stormwater Management, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Environmental Protection (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 105)  (L.D. 147)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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Pursuant to Statute
Criminal Law Advisory Commission

 

 

            (3-46)  Representative HOBBINS for the Criminal Law Advisory Commission pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 17-A, section 1354, subsection 2 asks leave to report that the accompanying Bill "An Act To Clarify Restrictions on Disclosure of E-9-1-1 System Information"

(H.P. 149)  (L.D. 206)

 

            Be REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY and printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville, the following House Order:  (H.O. 9)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Gay M. Grant of Gardiner be excused January 13 and 14 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)  Lieutenant David St. Laurent, of Farmington, who received a Make A Difference Award for Franklin County from Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services.  Lieutenant St. Laurent, of the Franklin County Sheriff's Department, has served as Franklin County's Sexual Assault Investigator for the past 13 years.  We extend our congratulations to him on his receiving this well-deserved award;

 

(SLS 42)

 

 

            (5-2)  the James A. McKechnie Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10881, in Farmington, which recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary.  The post was named in honor of James A. McKechnie, who was killed in the Vietnam War in 1969.  We extend to the James A. McKechnie Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10881 our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 43)

 

 

            (5-3)  Aaron Willingham, of Farmington, a senior at Mt. Blue High School, who was named the Morning Sentinel Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year.  Aaron won the KVAC Class A Championship, the Eastern Class A Championship and the Class A State Championship.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Aaron on his receiving this honor;

 

(SLS 44)

 

 

            (5-4)  Steve and Sharon Lee, of Weld, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary.  Mr. and Mrs. Lee were married on September 19, 1964 at the Weld Congregational Church and have made Weld their home for the past 50 years.  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on their Golden Anniversary;

 

(SLS 45)

 

 

            (5-5)  the Belfast Harbor Walk of the City of Belfast, which was presented the 2014 Health Waldo County Award at the 54th Annual Award Dinner of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to the City of Belfast our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 46)

 

 

            (5-6)  Bangor Savings Bank, in Belfast, which was presented the 2014 Hometown Heritage Award at the 54th Annual Award Dinner of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Bangor Savings Bank our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 47)

 

 

            (5-7)  Ryan Otis, of Belfast, who was presented a 2014 Community Volunteer of the Year Award at the 54th Annual Award Dinner of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Mr. Otis our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 48)

 

 

            (5-8)  Norm Poirier, of Winterport, who was presented the 2014 Chamber Director's Award at the 54th Annual Award Dinner of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Mr. Poirier our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 49)

 

 

            (5-9)  Belmont Boatworks, which was presented the 2014 New Business Award at the 54th Annual Award Dinner of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Belmont Boatworks our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 50)

 

 

            (5-10)  the Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast, in Belfast, which was presented the 2014 Building Community Award at the 54th Annual Award Dinner of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to the Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 51)

 

 

            (5-11)  Tina DelSanto, of Belfast, who was presented a 2014 Community Volunteer of the Year Award at the 54th Annual Award Dinner of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Ms. DelSanto our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 52)

 

 

            (5-12)  Arts in the Park, sponsored by Friends of Belfast Park, in Belfast, which was presented the 2014 Community Event Award at the 54th Annual Award Dinner of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to Friends of Belfast Park our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 53)

 

 

            (5-13)  athenahealth, in Belfast, which was presented the 2014 Growth Award at the 54th Annual Award Dinner of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce.  We extend to athenahealth our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 54)

 

 

            (5-14)  D. Loren Fields, of Augusta, who has been recognized by School Band & Orchestra magazine as one of its 50 Directors Who Make a Difference for 2014.  Mr. Fields is the director of bands at Lawrence High School.  He has 70 students in his program and has been teaching for 27 years.  We extend to Mr. Fields our congratulations and best wishes;

 

(SLS 56)

 

 

            (5-15)  Elijah Fish, of West Gardiner, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 672, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

 

(HLS 34)

Presented by Representative WARREN of Hallowell.

Cosponsored by Senator McCORMICK of Kennebec, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, Representative GRANT of Gardiner.

 

 

            (5-16)  Michael Glazier, of West Gardiner, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 672, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.  This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

 

(HLS 35)

Presented by Representative WARREN of Hallowell.

Cosponsored by Senator McCORMICK of Kennebec, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, Representative GRANT of Gardiner.

 

 

            (5-17)  the Winthrop Fire Department, which earned the Safety and Health Award for Public Employers certification from the Maine Department of Labor.  This certification, also known as SHAPE, recognizes public sector organizations that voluntarily undertake a rigorous safety achievement program for their workplace.  We congratulate the Winthrop Fire Department on its receiving this certification;

 

(HLS 40)

Presented by Representative HICKMAN of Winthrop.

Cosponsored by Senator McCORMICK of Kennebec.

 

 

 

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

            The following matters, in the consideration of which the House was engaged at the time of adjournment Thursday, January 22, 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 the Sacopee Valley High School Girls Soccer Team, of Hiram

(HLS 1)

 

TABLED - January 7, 2015 (Till Later Today) by Representative POWERS of Naples.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

3.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing the members of the Stockton Springs Community Church Steeple Committee

(HLS 9)

 

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

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

4.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

5.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

6.         Bill "An Act To Reduce the Time within Which a Challenge to a Tax Lien Foreclosure May Be Filed"

(H.P. 58)  (L.D. 64)

 

(Committee on TAXATION suggested)

TABLED - January 14, 2015 (Till Later Today) by Representative McCABE of Skowhegan.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

7.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

8.         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.

 

 

 

 

 

9.         Expression of Legislative Sentiment Recognizing Thomas L. Welch, of Hancock

(HLS 33)

 

TABLED - January 20, 2015 (Till Later Today) by Representative HOBBINS of Saco.

PENDING - PASSAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

10.       Bill "An Act To Amend the Definition of 'Health Care Practitioner' in the Maine Health Security Act To Include Pharmacists"

(H.P. 99)  (L.D. 141)

 

(Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES suggested)

TABLED - January 22, 2015 (Till Later Today) by Representative GATTINE of Westbrook.

PENDING - REFERENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STATUTORY ADJOURNMENT DATE JUNE 17, 2015

 

State of Maine
House of Representatives
127th Legislature
First Regular Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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

Thursday, January 29, 2015

SUPPLEMENT NO. 1

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

 

            (1-1)  The following Joint Order:  (S.P. 75)

 

 

            ORDERED, the House concurring, that when the Senate and House adjourn, they do so until Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10:00 in the morning.

 

 

            Comes from the Senate, READ and PASSED.

 

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State of Maine
House of Representatives
127th Legislature
First Regular Session
HOUSE ADVANCE JOURNAL AND CALENDAR

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

Thursday, January 29, 2015

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2

 

SENATE PAPERS

 

            (1-1)  Bill "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue for Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects"

(S.P. 68)  (L.D. 193)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-2)  Bill "An Act To Reverse Jail Consolidation"

(S.P. 61)  (L.D. 186)

 

            (1-3)  Bill "An Act Regarding County Jails"

(S.P. 70)  (L.D. 195)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-4)  Bill "An Act To Clarify the Law Governing the Collection of Unpaid Sanitary District Charges"

(S.P. 67)  (L.D. 192)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-5)  Bill "An Act To Add Certain Capital Goods to the Product Stewardship Exclusions"

(S.P. 65)  (L.D. 190)

 

            Comes from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-6)  Resolve, To Expand Dental Care in the State by Extending the Pilot Program for Dental Hygienists (EMERGENCY)

(S.P. 62)  (L.D. 187)

 

            (1-7)  Bill "An Act To Protect Employees from Abusive Work Environments"

(S.P. 63)  (L.D. 188)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-8)  Bill "An Act To Require the Transfer of a Forest Management and Harvest Plan upon the Transfer of Land in the Tree Growth Tax Program"

(S.P. 66)  (L.D. 191)

 

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

 

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            (1-9)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit the Use of a Mobile Telephone When Operating a Motor Vehicle Except in Hands-free Mode"

(S.P. 60)  (L.D. 185)

 

            (1-10)  Bill "An Act To Ensure the Safety of Stationary Public Utility Emergency Service Vehicles"

(S.P. 71)  (L.D. 196)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION and ordered printed.

 

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            (1-11)  Bill "An Act To Prohibit Undisclosed Political Spending"

(S.P. 64)  (L.D. 189)

 

            (1-12)  Bill "An Act To Strengthen Maine's Election Laws by Requiring Photographic Identification for the Purpose of Voting"

(S.P. 72)  (L.D. 197)

 

            Come from the Senate, REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS and ordered printed.

 

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