Amendment #11 to H.2015

Joint Rule 21

Mr. Binienda of Worcester move that the bill be amended striking out Joint Rule 21 and inserting in place thereof following rule:

“21. The committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, may establish regulations for the distribution of bills, reports or other documents. Bills, reports or other documents shall be made available to members electronically and, except for petitions or other documents not assigned bill numbers, published on the Internet. The committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, may make such changes pertaining to the availability of bills, reports or other documents as they deem necessary for expediting the work of the legislature.

The Clerks of the House of Representatives and the Senate shall be responsible for publishing the journals of their respective chamber, the book Public Officers of Massachusetts, the committee book and any other publications per order of the committees on Rules.”