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LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR

2 STATE HOUSE STATION, AUGUSTA, MAINE 04333

Edited by Heather J.R. Priest, Clerk of the House

Vol. XXXVIII, No. 36

Week of September 3 to September 7, 2012

ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Monday, September 3, 2012

ALL STATE OFFICES CLOSED - LABOR DAY

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

9:00 AM - JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Consideration of the nominations of Deborah L. Whitworth of Portland to the Maine Human Rights Commission (9:00); Steven M. Carey of Cumberland to the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services (9:30); and Honorable Jeffrey L. Hjelm of Rockland (10:00), Honorable Thomas L. Humphrey of Portland (10:45), Honorable Thomas D. Warren of Portland (11:30), and Honorable Joyce A. Wheeler of South Portland (1:30) as Superior Court Justices; Honorable Carl O. Bradford of Portland as Active Retired Justice Superior Court (2:15); John B. Lucy of Bangor as District Court Judge (3:00). Room 438, State House, Augusta. (For further information phone 287-1615.)

10:00 AM - JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS
Consideration of the nominations of Anne Marie Samway of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire and J. Douglas Wellington of Castine to the Maine Maritime Academy, Board of Trustees; James R. Erwin of Yarmouth, Norman L. Fournier of Wallagrass, and Mark R. Gardner of Kittery to the University of Maine System, Board of Trustees; David M. MacMahon of Poland and Laurence R. Grondin of Scarborough to the Maine Community College System, Board of Trustees; (10:30) Terri L. Thompson of Gorham, Roxanne Baker of Cape Elizabeth, Frances A. Jacques of Berwick, and Frances R. Frost of Peaks Island to the School Board of the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf. Room 202, Cross State Office Building, Augusta. (For further information phone 287-1615.)

10:00 AM - JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Consideration of the nominations of (10:00) Adam E. Bradstreet of Albion to the Maine State Housing Authority; D. Gregg Collins of Caribou and Mark L. Wilcox of Mapleton to the Loring Development Authority of Maine; Christopher A. Pierce of Cumberland and Christopher J. Logan of Durham to the Finance Authority of Maine; Lewis M. Pinkham of Steuben and Robert R. Hammond of Harrington to the Washington County Development Authority; (1:00) Jeanne S. Paquette of North Yarmouth as Commission of the Department of Labor; John G. Gallagher of Bath as Director, Maine State Housing Authority; Robert A. Martin of Newcastle as the Maine Technology Institute Director. Room 208, Cross State Office Building, Augusta. (For further information phone 287-1615.)

10:00 AM - JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON MARINE RESOURCES
Consideration of the nominations of Thomas W. Casamassa of Saco, James L. Markos, Jr. of Blue Hill, Michael E. Love of North Yarmouth, Michael E. Murphy II of Machiasport, and Arnold A. Nickerson IV of Arundel to the Marine Resources Advisory Council. Room 214, Cross State Office Building, Augusta. (For further information phone 287-1615.)

10:00 AM - JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON TAXATION
Consideration of the nominations of William J. Kelleher of Belgrade, Edwin A. Heisler of Falmouth, and the Honorable Richard A. Nass of Acton to the Maine Board of Tax Appeals. Room 127, State House, Augusta. (For further information phone 287-1615.)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

9:00 AM - JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Consideration of the nominations of the Honorable Donald G. Alexander of Portland (9:00); the Honorable Warren M. Silver of Bangor (9:45) as Supreme Judicial Court Justice, Associate Justice; the Honorable Keith A. Powers of Portland (10:30), Honorable Kevin L. Stitham of Dover- Foxcroft (11:15), and Daniel I. Billings of Bowdoinham (1:30). Room 438, State House, Augusta. (For further information phone 287-1615.)

9:00 AM - JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Consideration of the nominations of Betsy H. Libby of New Gloucester, Anthony M. Payne of Falmouth, John C. Atkinson of Topsham, and Elizabeth L. Mead of Yarmouth to the Maine Educational Loan Authority. Room 208, Cross State Office Building, Augusta. (For further information phone 287-1615.)

9:00 AM - MANUFACTURED HOUSING BOARD
Regular meeting/hearing. Central Conference Room, Gardiner Annex, 76 Northern Avenue, Gardiner. (For further information phone 624-8612.)

10:00 AM - JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
Consideration of the nomination of Joseph E. Thomas of Vassalboro as State Fire Marshall. Room 436, State House, Augusta. (For further information phone 287-1670.)

10:00 AM - JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS
Consideration of the nominations of Peter E. Geiger of Lewiston, William H. Beardsley of Ellsworth, and Ande A. Smith of North Yarmouth to the State Board of Education; Craig Kesselheim of Southwest Harbor, Sylvia B. Lowry of Monroe, Christine E. Voyer of Portland, and Dale J. Gordon of Caribou to the Maine School of Science and Mathematics, Board of Trustees. Room 202, Cross State Office Building, Augusta. (For further information phone 287-1615.)

10:00 AM - JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY
Consideration of the nomination of Brent M. Boyles of Presque Isle to the Efficiency Maine Trust Board. Room 211, Cross State Office Building, Augusta. (For further information phone 287-1615.)

10:00 AM - JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE
Consideration of the nominations of Harold H. Brown, Professor Emeritus of Bangor and Sheridan R. Oldham, M.D. of Dallas Plantation to the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council. Room 206, Cross Office Building, Augusta. (For further information phone 287-1615.)

10:00 AM - JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
Consideration of the nomination of Deborah L. Hamblen-Wood of Castine to the Dirigo Health Board. Room 220, Cross State Office Building, Augusta. (For further information phone 287-1615.)

10:00 AM - JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Consideration of the nomination of Daniel V. Deveau of Cyr Plantation as the Maine-Canada Trade Ombudsman. Room 214, Cross State Office Building, Augusta. (For further information phone 287-1615.)

10:00 AM - JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION
Consideration of the nominations of the Honorable Daniel E. Wathen of Augusta to the Maine Turnpike Authority and Dana F. Connors of Gray to the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority. Room 126, State House, Augusta. (For further information phone 287-1615.)

10:00 AM - JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS
Consideration of the nominations of Colonel James D. Campbell of Old Town as Adjutant General/Commissioner of Defense, Veterans & Emergency Management; Matthew F. Dyer of Augusta and Harry J. Stickney of Augusta to the Gambling Control Board; Andre G. Duchette of Brunswick to the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices; Anne M. Vallee-Lachance of Farmingdale to the State Liquor and Lottery Commission. Room 437, State House, Augusta. (For further information phone 287-1615.)

10:30 AM - JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Meeting to review and vote on the Governor's appointment of Dr. Michele Spekhardt to the Maine Quality Forum Advisory Council. Room 209, State Office Building. Augusta. (For further information phone 287-1670.)

10:30 AM - JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY
Update on Maine Power Reliability Program and overview of Efficiency Maine Trust Triennial Plan. Room 211, State Office Building, Augusta. (For further information phone 287-1670.)

1:00 PM - JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY
Consideration of the nominations of Michael J. Theriault of Greenville and William K. Gilmore of Kingfield to the Maine Lane Use Planning Commission; Curtis C. Bohlen of Pownal and Deven M. Morrill of Gorham to the Board of Pesticides Control; Room 206, Cross Office Building, Augusta. (For further information phone 287-1670.)

1:00 PM - JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS
Review of appointees (Pursuant to Law) to: State Charter School Commission and Advisory Committee on Medical Education. Room 202, Cross State Office Building, Augusta. (For further information phone 287-1670.)

1:30 PM - JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON LEGAL AND VETERANS AFFAIRS
Meeting on establishing a presidential primary (pursuant to Resolve c. 164). Room 437, State House, Augusta. (For further information phone 287- 1670.)

5:00 PM - COMBAT SPORTS AUTHORITY OF MAINE
Regular meeting. Public Safety Bldg., 325 Ocean House Road (Rt. 77), Cape Elizabeth. (For further information phone 712-6615.)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

9:00 AM - MAINE HEALTH DATA ORGANIZATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Regular meeting. 151 Capitol Street, Augusta. (For further information phone 287-6722.)

9:00 AM - MAINE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM, PARTICIPATING LOCAL DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
96 Sewall Street, Augusta. (For further information phone 512-3190.)

1:00 PM - BOARD OF LICENSURE OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE
Regular meeting. Kennebec Room, Gardiner Annex, 76 Northern Avenue, Gardiner. (For further information phone 624-8626.)

Friday, September 7, 2012

9:00 AM - BOARD OF LICENSING OF DIETETIC PRACTICE
Regular meeting/hearing. Central Conference Room, Gardiner Annex, 76 Northern Avenue, Gardiner. (For further information phone 624-8626.)

The Weekly Legislative Calendar for the week of September 10 will be mailed on Thursday, September 6. The deadline for receipt of information in that issue of the Calendar will be noon on Wednesday, September 5. Meeting notices may be e-mailed to wlc@legislature.maine.gov or faxed to (207) 287-1456. Questions pertaining to any of the meetings listed in this issue of the Calendar may be directed to the Committee, Council or Commission involved, or to the Clerk of the House, 2 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333. Telephone: (207) 287-1400 or FAX: (207) 287-1456.