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ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH MAINE LEGISLATURE
SECOND REGULAR SESSION


45th Legislative Day

Thursday, April 17, 2014

 

            Calling of the House to Order by the Speaker.

 

            Prayer by Honorable Sheryl J. Briggs, Mexico.

 

            National Anthem by Grace Pouliot, Augusta.

 

            Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Reading of the Journal of yesterday.

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

 


 

 

            (2-1)  The Following Communication: (H.C. 425)

 

STATE OF MAINE

CLERK'S OFFICE

2 STATE HOUSE STATION

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333-0002

 

April 16, 2014

 

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 Committee has voted unanimously to report the following bills out "Ought Not to Pass:"

 

Appropriations and Financial Affairs

L.D. 25           An Act To Exclude Certain State-funded Costs from the State Share of the Total Cost of Funding Public Education  (EMERGENCY)

L.D. 359         An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Implement the Riverfront Island Master Plan  (BOND ISSUE)

L.D. 715         An Act To Improve Access to Career and Technical Schools

L.D. 1853       An Act Requiring a Dynamic Fiscal Analysis of Changes to Visual Media Production Tax Credits and Reimbursements  (EMERGENCY)

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

S/Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of House

 

 

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            (2-2)  The Following Communication: (S.C. 926)

 

MAINE SENATE

126TH LEGISLATURE

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

 

April 16, 2014

 

Honorable Millicent M. MacFarland

Clerk of the House

2 State House Station

Augusta, Maine  04333

 

Dear Clerk MacFarland:

 

Senate Paper 886, Legislative Document 1252, "An Act To Improve Maine's Economy and Energy Security with Cost-effective Technologies," having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same, pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question:  "Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?"

 

22 voted in favor and 13 against, and accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill not become a law and the veto was sustained.

 

Best Regards,

 

S/Darek M. Grant

Secretary of the Senate

 

 

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ORDERS

 

            (4-1)  On motion of Representative MAKER of Calais, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 1351) (Cosponsored by Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, BEAULIEU of Auburn, BEAVERS of South Berwick, BECK of Waterville, BENNETT of Kennebunk, BERRY of Bowdoinham, BLACK of Wilton, BOLAND of Sanford, BOLDUC of Auburn, BRIGGS of Mexico, BROOKS of Winterport, CAMPBELL of Newfield, CAMPBELL of Orrington, CAREY of Lewiston, CASAVANT of Biddeford, CASSIDY of Lubec, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, CHASE of Wells, CHENETTE of Saco, CHIPMAN of Portland, CLARK of Easton, COOPER of Yarmouth, COTTA of China, CRAFTS of Lisbon, CRAY of Palmyra, CROCKETT of Bethel, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DAVIS of Sangerville, DeCHANT of Bath, DEVIN of Newcastle, DICKERSON of Rockland, DILL of Old Town, DION of Portland, DOAK of Columbia Falls, DORNEY of Norridgewock, DUNPHY of Embden, DUPREY of Hampden, ESPLING of New Gloucester, EVANGELOS of Friendship, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, FARNSWORTH of Portland, FITZPATRICK of Houlton, FOWLE of Vassalboro, FREDETTE of Newport, FREY of Bangor, GATTINE of Westbrook, GIDEON of Freeport, GIFFORD of Lincoln, GILBERT of Jay, GILLWAY of Searsport, GOODE of Bangor, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, GRANT of Gardiner, GUERIN of Glenburn, HAMANN of South Portland, HARLOW of Portland, HARVELL of Farmington, HAYES of Buckfield, HERBIG of Belfast, HICKMAN of Winthrop, HOBBINS of Saco, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, JACKSON of Oxford, JOHNSON of Eddington, JOHNSON of Greenville, JONES of Freedom, JORGENSEN of Portland, KAENRATH of South Portland, KENT of Woolwich, KESCHL of Belgrade, KINNEY of Limington, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, KORNFIELD of Bangor, KRUGER of Thomaston, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, KUSIAK of Fairfield, LAJOIE of Lewiston, LIBBY of Waterboro, LIBBY of Lewiston, LOCKMAN of Amherst, LONG of Sherman, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach, MacDONALD of Boothbay, MALABY of Hancock, MAREAN of Hollis, MARKS of Pittston, MASON of Topsham, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McCABE of Skowhegan, McCLELLAN of Raymond, McELWEE of Caribou, McGOWAN of York, McLEAN of Gorham, MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, MOONEN of Portland, MORIARTY of Cumberland, MORRISON of South Portland, NADEAU of Fort Kent, NADEAU of Winslow, NELSON of Falmouth, NEWENDYKE of Litchfield, NOON of Sanford, NUTTING of Oakland, PARRY of Arundel, PEASE of Morrill, PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford, PEOPLES of Westbrook, PETERSON of Rumford, PLANTE of Berwick, POULIOT of Augusta, POWERS of Naples, PRIEST of Brunswick, PRINGLE of Windham, RANKIN of Hiram, REED of Carmel, ROCHELO of Biddeford, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, RUSSELL of Portland, RYKERSON of Kittery, SANBORN of Gorham, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SAXTON of Harpswell, SCHNECK of Bangor, SHAW of Standish, SHORT of Pittsfield, SIROCKI of Scarborough, SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, STANLEY of Medway, STUCKEY of Portland, THERIAULT of Madawaska, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, TREAT of Hallowell, TURNER of Burlington, TYLER of Windham, VEROW of Brewer, VILLA of Harrison, VOLK of Scarborough, WALLACE of Dexter, WEAVER of York, WELSH of Rockport, WERTS of Auburn, WILLETTE of Mapleton, WILSON of Augusta, WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro, WINSOR of Norway, WOOD of Sabattus, Senators: President ALFOND of Cumberland, BOYLE of Cumberland, BURNS of Washington, CAIN of Penobscot, CLEVELAND of Androscoggin, COLLINS of York, CRAVEN of Androscoggin, CUSHING of Penobscot, DUTREMBLE of York, FLOOD of Kennebec, GERZOFSKY of Cumberland, GRATWICK of Penobscot, HAMPER of Oxford, HASKELL of Cumberland, HILL of York, JACKSON of Aroostook, JOHNSON of Lincoln, KATZ of Kennebec, LACHOWICZ of Kennebec, LANGLEY of Hancock, MASON of Androscoggin, MAZUREK of Knox, MILLETT of Cumberland, PATRICK of Oxford, PLUMMER of Cumberland, SAVIELLO of Franklin, SHERMAN of Aroostook, THIBODEAU of Waldo, THOMAS of Somerset, TUTTLE of York, VALENTINO of York, VITELLI of Sagadahoc, WHITTEMORE of Somerset, WOODBURY of Cumberland, YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING APRIL 2014 AS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

 

            WHEREAS, child abuse affects children and families of all racial, cultural and economic backgrounds; and

 

            WHEREAS, child abuse is a community problem with many community solutions; and

 

            WHEREAS, no one person, organization, agency or community can eliminate child abuse on its own, but we can work together to educate our entire population about how we can all prevent child abuse and support victims of child abuse and their communities; and

 

            WHEREAS, Child Abuse Prevention Month provides an excellent opportunity for citizens of Maine to learn more about preventing child abuse; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Legislature now assembled in the Second Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to recognize April 2014 as Child Abuse Prevention Month and to express our support for and encouragement of all those affected by child abuse; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault as a token of our respect and support.

 

 

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            (4-2)  On motion of Representative MAKER of Calais, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 1352) (Cosponsored by Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, BEAULIEU of Auburn, BEAVERS of South Berwick, BECK of Waterville, BENNETT of Kennebunk, BERRY of Bowdoinham, BLACK of Wilton, BOLAND of Sanford, BOLDUC of Auburn, BRIGGS of Mexico, BROOKS of Winterport, CAMPBELL of Newfield, CAMPBELL of Orrington, CAREY of Lewiston, CASAVANT of Biddeford, CASSIDY of Lubec, CHAPMAN of Brooksville, CHASE of Wells, CHENETTE of Saco, CHIPMAN of Portland, CLARK of Easton, COOPER of Yarmouth, COTTA of China, CRAFTS of Lisbon, CRAY of Palmyra, CROCKETT of Bethel, DAUGHTRY of Brunswick, DAVIS of Sangerville, DeCHANT of Bath, DEVIN of Newcastle, DICKERSON of Rockland, DILL of Old Town, DION of Portland, DOAK of Columbia Falls, DORNEY of Norridgewock, DUNPHY of Embden, DUPREY of Hampden, ESPLING of New Gloucester, EVANGELOS of Friendship, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, FARNSWORTH of Portland, FITZPATRICK of Houlton, FOWLE of Vassalboro, FREDETTE of Newport, FREY of Bangor, GATTINE of Westbrook, GIDEON of Freeport, GIFFORD of Lincoln, GILBERT of Jay, GILLWAY of Searsport, GOODE of Bangor, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, GRANT of Gardiner, GUERIN of Glenburn, HAMANN of South Portland, HARLOW of Portland, HARVELL of Farmington, HAYES of Buckfield, HERBIG of Belfast, HICKMAN of Winthrop, HOBBINS of Saco, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, JACKSON of Oxford, JOHNSON of Eddington, JOHNSON of Greenville, JONES of Freedom, JORGENSEN of Portland, KAENRATH of South Portland, KENT of Woolwich, KESCHL of Belgrade, KINNEY of Limington, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, KORNFIELD of Bangor, KRUGER of Thomaston, KUMIEGA of Deer Isle, KUSIAK of Fairfield, LAJOIE of Lewiston, LIBBY of Waterboro, LIBBY of Lewiston, LOCKMAN of Amherst, LONG of Sherman, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, LUCHINI of Ellsworth, MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach, MacDONALD of Boothbay, MALABY of Hancock, MAREAN of Hollis, MARKS of Pittston, MASON of Topsham, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McCABE of Skowhegan, McCLELLAN of Raymond, McELWEE of Caribou, McGOWAN of York, McLEAN of Gorham, MITCHELL of the Penobscot Nation, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, MOONEN of Portland, MORIARTY of Cumberland, MORRISON of South Portland, NADEAU of Fort Kent, NADEAU of Winslow, NELSON of Falmouth, NEWENDYKE of Litchfield, NOON of Sanford, NUTTING of Oakland, PARRY of Arundel, PEASE of Morrill, PEAVEY HASKELL of Milford, PEOPLES of Westbrook, PETERSON of Rumford, PLANTE of Berwick, POULIOT of Augusta, POWERS of Naples, PRIEST of Brunswick, PRINGLE of Windham, RANKIN of Hiram, REED of Carmel, ROCHELO of Biddeford, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, RUSSELL of Portland, RYKERSON of Kittery, SANBORN of Gorham, SANDERSON of Chelsea, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SAXTON of Harpswell, SCHNECK of Bangor, SHAW of Standish, SHORT of Pittsfield, SIROCKI of Scarborough, SOCTOMAH of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, STANLEY of Medway, STUCKEY of Portland, THERIAULT of Madawaska, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, TREAT of Hallowell, TURNER of Burlington, TYLER of Windham, VEROW of Brewer, VILLA of Harrison, VOLK of Scarborough, WALLACE of Dexter, WEAVER of York, WELSH of Rockport, WERTS of Auburn, WILLETTE of Mapleton, WILSON of Augusta, WINCHENBACH of Waldoboro, WINSOR of Norway, WOOD of Sabattus, Senators: President ALFOND of Cumberland, BOYLE of Cumberland, BURNS of Washington, CAIN of Penobscot, CLEVELAND of Androscoggin, COLLINS of York, CRAVEN of Androscoggin, CUSHING of Penobscot, DUTREMBLE of York, FLOOD of Kennebec, GERZOFSKY of Cumberland, GRATWICK of Penobscot, HAMPER of Oxford, HASKELL of Cumberland, HILL of York, JACKSON of Aroostook, JOHNSON of Lincoln, KATZ of Kennebec, LACHOWICZ of Kennebec, LANGLEY of Hancock, MASON of Androscoggin, MAZUREK of Knox, MILLETT of Cumberland, PATRICK of Oxford, PLUMMER of Cumberland, SAVIELLO of Franklin, SHERMAN of Aroostook, THIBODEAU of Waldo, THOMAS of Somerset, TUTTLE of York, VALENTINO of York, VITELLI of Sagadahoc, WHITTEMORE of Somerset, WOODBURY of Cumberland, YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING APRIL 2014 AS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

 

            WHEREAS, sexual violence affects women, children and men of all racial, cultural and economic backgrounds; and

 

            WHEREAS, in addition to the immediate physical and emotional costs, sexual violence may also have associated consequences of post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, depression, eating disorders, homelessness and suicide; and

 

            WHEREAS, sexual violence can be devastating not only for the victim, but also for the family, friends and community of the victim; and

 

            WHEREAS, Maine communities bear the substantial fiscal costs related to sexual violence, such as lost work time and increased health care costs, thereby increasing the need for prevention and awareness; and

 

            WHEREAS, no one person, organization, agency or community can eliminate sexual violence on its own, but we can work together to educate our entire population about how we can all prevent sexual violence and support victims and their communities; and

 

            WHEREAS, Sexual Assault Awareness Month provides an excellent opportunity for citizens of Maine to learn more about preventing sexual violence; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Legislature now assembled in the Second Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to recognize April 2014 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and to express our support for and encouragement of all those affected by sexual violence; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault as a token of our respect and support.

 

 

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            (4-3)  On motion of Representative THERIAULT of Madawaska, the following Joint Resolution:  (H.P. 1356) (Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook and Representatives: AYOTTE of Caswell, BEAR of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, BEAUDOIN of Biddeford, BEAULIEU of Auburn, BECK of Waterville, BERRY of Bowdoinham, BRIGGS of Mexico, CAREY of Lewiston, CASAVANT of Biddeford, COOPER of Yarmouth, DeCHANT of Bath, DILL of Old Town, DORNEY of Norridgewock, EVANGELOS of Friendship, Speaker EVES of North Berwick, FARNSWORTH of Portland, FOWLE of Vassalboro, FREDETTE of Newport, GILBERT of Jay, GILLWAY of Searsport, GOODE of Bangor, GRAHAM of North Yarmouth, GRANT of Gardiner, HARLOW of Portland, HAYES of Buckfield, HERBIG of Belfast, HUBBELL of Bar Harbor, KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, KORNFIELD of Bangor, LAJOIE of Lewiston, LIBBY of Lewiston, LONGSTAFF of Waterville, MASTRACCIO of Sanford, McCABE of Skowhegan, MONAGHAN-DERRIG of Cape Elizabeth, MORIARTY of Cumberland, NADEAU of Winslow, PARRY of Arundel, PETERSON of Rumford, PLANTE of Berwick, POULIOT of Augusta, PRIEST of Brunswick, PRINGLE of Windham, ROTUNDO of Lewiston, RYKERSON of Kittery, SAUCIER of Presque Isle, SHORT of Pittsfield, TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono, TREAT of Hallowell, TURNER of Burlington, VEROW of Brewer, WELSH of Rockport, Senators: CAIN of Penobscot, CRAVEN of Androscoggin, GRATWICK of Penobscot, HASKELL of Cumberland)

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE WORLD ACADIAN CONGRESS

 

            WHEREAS, the Acadians were Europeans who first settled in what is now Nova Scotia, Canada but then, beginning in 1755, were forcibly removed during what is known as the Great Upheaval and the Great Expulsion, known in French as Le Grand Derangement; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Acadians dispersed to other areas of Canada, to France and to Louisiana and a few Acadians escaped with the help of their native friends and the descendants of these Acadians eventually made their way to what is now the St. John Valley in northern Aroostook County; and

 

            WHEREAS, the World Acadian Congress, or Le Congres Mondial Acadien, is a festival of Acadian and Cajun culture that is held every 5 years; and

 

            WHEREAS, the first World Acadian Congress was held in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada in 1994, the 2nd congress was held in 1999 in Louisiana, the 3rd congress was held jointly by several Nova Scotia communities and the 4th congress was held on the Acadian peninsula; and

 

            WHEREAS, the 5th World Acadian Congress is to be held jointly in New Brunswick and Quebec, Canada and Aroostook County, Maine; and

 

            WHEREAS, the congress consists of musical festivals, theatrical productions displaying Acadian culture and academic conferences regarding economics, culture and genealogy; and

 

            WHEREAS, the theme of this year's congress is "Acadia of the World, Land and Forest... A New Acadia!" and the congress is organized by representatives from the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick and the State of Maine; and

 

            WHEREAS, it is important to celebrate and remember the Acadians and their history and the World Acadian Congress 2014 begins on August 8th and ends on August 24th, with the main event occurring on Friday, August 15th in Madawaska, where more than 20,000 celebrants are expected to attend; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Legislature now assembled in the Second Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this opportunity to recognize the World Acadian Congress 2014 and to extend our best wishes for a successful festival; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED: That suitable copies of this resolution, duly authenticated by the Secretary of State, be transmitted to the World Acadian Congress.

 

 

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            (4-4)  On motion of Representative RANKIN of Hiram, the following House Order:  (H.O. 45)

 

            ORDERED, that Representative Paul Edward Bennett of Kennebunk be excused March 27, April 1 and 7 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Mark N. Dion of Portland be excused April 10 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Aaron M. Frey of Bangor be excused April 10 for personal reasons.

 

            AND BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that Representative Deane Rykerson of Kittery be excused April 15 for personal reasons and legislative business.

 

 

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SPECIAL SENTIMENT CALENDAR

 

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

 

Recognizing:

 

            (5-1)  Danny and Carla Lafayette, of Hampden, who share the honor of having been named the 2014 Harold O. Bouchard Hampden Business Association Business Person of the Year for their significant contributions to the quality of life in Hampden.  The Lafayettes, who are the owners of Lafayette Hotels, have donated their services to many Hampden community projects.  We extend our congratulations to Danny and Carla Lafayette on their receiving this honor and send them our best wishes;

 

(SLS 951)

 

 

            (5-2)  Jacob Rioux, of Winthrop, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 604, 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.  For his Eagle Scout project, Jacob, built 6 benches for the local baseball field.  We extend our congratulations to Jacob on this achievement;

 

(SLS 952)

 

 

            (5-3)  the St. John Catholic School Odyssey of the Mind Team, of Winslow, which placed first in its age group at the 2014 Maine State Odyssey of the Mind Competition.  The team qualifies to attend the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals to be held in Iowa in May.  We extend our congratulations to the members of the team and send them our best wishes;

 

(SLS 953)

 

 

            (5-4)  Dennis Cox, of Orono, professor of music at the University of Maine, on the occasion of his retirement after 36 years of dedicated service to music education.  Professor Cox, a Nebraska native, has led the University Singers for more than 30 years.  We send him our appreciation for his commitment to his profession and to the students of music he has taught for so many years.  We congratulate him on his retirement and send him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 954)

 

 

            (5-5)  Ludlow Hallman, of Orono, professor of music at the University of Maine, on the occasion of his retirement after 44 years of dedicated service to music education.  Professor Hallman, originally from Ohio, has led the Oratorio Society since he began at the university.  We send him our appreciation for his commitment to his profession and to the many students of music he has taught over the years.  We congratulate him on his retirement and send him our best wishes;

 

(SLS 955)

 

 

            (5-6)  Century Tire Company, of Portland, for nearly nine decades of service to the community.  President Dick Aronson is retiring after running the business for 53 years and has decided it is time to close up shop.  Century Tire Company opened its doors in 1926 and grew to have 4 shops throughout Portland and in North Windham.  We extend our appreciation to Mr. Aronson and Century Tire Company for their dedicated service to the community;

 

(SLS 956)

 

 

            (5-7)  Henry Wiswell, of Orrington, who has been named the 2014 Orrington Old Home Week Citizen of the Year.  Mr. Wiswell is the 6th generation to live on and operate the Wiswell Farm as a family business.  He was a driving force in establishing the Orrington Historical Society and served as head of the Marston Cemetery Association.  We extend our congratulations to Mr. Wiswell on his being named the 2014 Orrington Old Home Week Citizen of the Year;

 

(HLS 970)

Presented by Representative CAMPBELL of Orrington.

Cosponsored by Senator YOUNGBLOOD of Penobscot.

 

 

            (5-8)  Victor Ardine, a resident of Colonial Health Care in Lincoln, who is the recipient of a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement award for 2014 from the Maine Health Care Association's Remember ME project, which honors pioneering, innovative and interesting residents living in Maine's long-term care facilities.  We congratulate Mr. Ardine on his being recognized by the Remember ME project;

 

(HLS 971)

Presented by Representative TURNER of Burlington.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot, Representative GIFFORD of Lincoln.

 

 

            (5-9)  Peter Andrew Miller, of Paris, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 130, 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.  For his Eagle Scout project, Peter planned and managed the replacement of the elm trees along the entrance route to the Hannibal Hamlin home.  We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;

 

(HLS 972)

Presented by Representative HAYES of Buckfield.

Cosponsored by Senator HAMPER of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-10)  Carsyn Koch, of Wade, a senior at Washburn District High School, who is a recipient of a 2014 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Carsyn on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 973)

Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

Cosponsored by Senator JACKSON of Aroostook.

 

 

            (5-11)  Zachariah D. Palmeter, of Orono, a senior at Bangor Christian High School, who is a recipient of a 2014 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Zachariah on his receiving this award;

 

(HLS 974)

Presented by Representative GUERIN of Glenburn.

Cosponsored by Senator CAIN of Penobscot, Representative REED of Carmel, Representative FREY of Bangor, Representative TIPPING-SPITZ of Orono.

 

 

            (5-12)  Shannon M. Sweeney, of Presque Isle, a senior at Presque Isle High School, who is a recipient of a 2014 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Shannon on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 975)

Presented by Representative WILLETTE of Mapleton.

Cosponsored by Senator SHERMAN of Aroostook, Representative SAUCIER of Presque Isle.

 

 

            (5-13)  Shania R. Evangelista, of Old Orchard Beach, a senior at Old Orchard Beach High School, who is a recipient of a 2014 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Shania on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 977)

Presented by Representative MacDONALD of Old Orchard Beach.

Cosponsored by Senator VALENTINO of York.

 

 

            (5-14)  Alyssa M.B. White, of Farmington, a senior at Mt. Blue High School, who is a recipient of a 2014 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Alyssa on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 978)

Presented by Representative BLACK of Wilton.

Cosponsored by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin, Representative HARVELL of Farmington.

 

 

            (5-15)  Autum L. Morin, of Bethel, a senior at Telstar Regional High School, who is a recipient of a 2014 Principal's Award for outstanding academic achievement and citizenship, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association.  We extend our congratulations to Autum on her receiving this award;

 

(HLS 979)

Presented by Representative CROCKETT of Bethel.

Cosponsored by Senator PATRICK of Oxford.

 

 

            (5-16)  Dr. William D. Adams, of Waterville, president of Colby College, on his nomination by President Barack H. Obama to become Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Dr. Adams has been president of Colby College since 2000 and earlier was president of Bucknell University from 1995 to 2000 and vice president and secretary of Wesleyan University from 1993 to 1995.  He has held teaching positions at various institutions, such as Stanford University and the University of North Carolina.  Dr. Adams is a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War.  He is on the board of directors of the Maine Film Center and the Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation.  We congratulate Dr. Adams on this prestigious nomination and his retirement from Colby College and send him our best wishes for future success;

 

(HLS 980)

Presented by Representative LONGSTAFF of Waterville.

Cosponsored by Representative BECK of Waterville, Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, Senator LACHOWICZ of Kennebec, Representative NELSON of Falmouth.

 

 

In Memory of:

 

            (5-17)  Patrick A. Connors, of Brunswick and of Zephyrhills, Florida.  Mr. Connors was born in Brunswick and was a 1955 graduate of Brunswick High School.  He graduated from Portland University, worked for his father's trucking company, Grover Connors Trucking, and was employed by the telephone company for 35 years, retiring from NYNEX in 1996.  Mr. Connors was a 50-year member of the United Lodge No. 8 AM & AF and served as Past High Priest of Royal Masonry.  He was an Explorer Scout Troop Leader, the president of the Brunswick Area Snow Jammers Snowmobile Club and a board member of the Maine Snowmobile Association.  Mr. Connors is survived by his wife, Lillian Foster Connors; his 2 daughters, Kristen Fenimore and her husband James and Leta Valerie Campbell and her husband Stephen; his sister Cynthia Sairio; and his 4 grandchildren, Ryan Patrick Campbell, Jami Campbell Bellefleur, Dylan James Fenimore and Emily McKenzie Mae Fenimore.  Mr. Connors will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family and his many friends;

 

(SLS 950)

 

 

            (5-18)  Amanda M. Dempsey, of Auburn and formerly of Turner and Harpswell, whose journey with cancer led to the creation of the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing.  Ms. Dempsey was born in West Grove, Pennsylvania and was an avid gardener, quilter and hunter.  She worked as a secretary at Buckfield High School for many years.  She loved renovating old houses, loved her dogs and was very proud of her children's accomplishments.  Ms. Dempsey was diagnosed with cancer in 1997 and fought multiple recurrences through the years.  In 2007, her family approached Central Maine Medical Center, where Ms. Dempsey had her cancer treatments, with the idea of creating a local cancer support organization.  A year later, her children, Patrick, Mary and Alicia, founded the center to provide free cancer support, education and integrative medicine services to people affected by cancer.  Ms. Dempsey was a regular volunteer at the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing, quilting and sewing items for the center and talking with patients.  For the past 5 years, Ms. Dempsey led the  Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Survivor Walk during the annual Dempsey Challenge fundraiser, an event that attracts participants from 40 states and 11 countries and has raised more than $5 million.  Ms. Dempsey will be greatly missed and long remembered by her loving family, her many friends and those whose lives she touched;

 

(HLS 976)

Presented by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston.

Cosponsored by Senator CLEVELAND of Androscoggin, Representative BEAULIEU of Auburn, Representative BOLDUC of Auburn, Representative WERTS of Auburn, Representative TIMBERLAKE of Turner, Senator MASON of Androscoggin, Representative SAXTON of Harpswell, Senator GERZOFSKY of Cumberland, Representative CAREY of Lewiston, Representative CRAFTS of Lisbon, Representative ESPLING of New Gloucester, Representative JACKSON of Oxford, Representative KNIGHT of Livermore Falls, Representative LAJOIE of Lewiston, Representative McCLELLAN of Raymond, Representative NEWENDYKE of Litchfield, Representative POWERS of Naples, Representative WOOD of Sabattus, Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin, Representative LIBBY of Lewiston.

 

 

 

 

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CONSENT CALENDAR

 

First Day

 

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

 

            (7-1)  (H.P. 1229)  (L.D. 1719) Bill "An Act To Improve Education about and Awareness of Maine's Health Laws and Resources"  Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS reporting Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-844)

 

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ENACTORS

 

Emergency Measure

 

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

(H.P. 1323)  (L.D. 1841)
(C. "A" H-841)

 

 

            Reported by the Committee on Engrossed Bills as truly and strictly engrossed.  This being an emergency measure, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House necessary.

 

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Acts

 

            (10-2)  An Act To Provide Former Employees of the Maine Military Authority the Ability To Sue for Severance Pay

(S.P. 740)  (L.D. 1837)
(C. "A" S-524)

 

 

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

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

HOUSE CALENDAR
THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

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

 

 

1.         HOUSE DIVIDED REPORT - Majority (7) Ought to Pass as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (H-704) - Minority (5) Ought Not to Pass - Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on Bill "An Act To Increase Health Security by Expanding Federally Funded Health Care for Maine People"

(H.P. 1149)  (L.D. 1578)

 

TABLED - March 21, 2014 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

PENDING - ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT.

 

 

 

 

 

2.         An Act To Provide for a Quorum at the Public Utilities Commission (EMERGENCY)

(H.P. 1191)  (L.D. 1619)
(S. "A" S-461 to C. "A" H-645)

 

TABLED - April 16, 2014 (Till Later Today) by Representative BERRY of Bowdoinham.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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