Amendment #5 to H.2015

Legislators Testifying Out of Turn

Mr. Jones of North Reading move that the bill be amended in Rule 1D, in line 161, by inserting after the word “practicable.” the following:- “Included in such notice shall be a designated period of time, not to exceed one-half hour, during which time testimony from legislators shall be heard on matters listed on the hearing agenda. Legislator’s wishing to be heard, either prior to, or subsequent to the designated period shall follow the guidelines set forth under the rules designated by each committee for the receipt of testimony by members of the public.”.