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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1628         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 18

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bruce E. Tarr

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying proposal for constitutional amendment:

Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution requiring a supermajority vote for the utilization of rainy day funds.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1628        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 18

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 18) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Michael R. Knapik for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to require a supermajority vote for the utilization of rainy day funds.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 20 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution requiring a supermajority vote for the utilization of rainy day funds.
 

A majority of all the members elected to the Senate and House of Representatives, in joint session, hereby declares it to be expedient to alter the Constitution by the adoption of the following Article of Amendment, to the end that it may become a part of the Constitution [if similarly agreed to in a joint session of the next General Court and approved by the people at the state election next following]:
 

ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT.
 

              Section 1. The constitution is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new article: -“In the furtherance of the foregoing powers, the general court shall have the power to appropriate funds held, in the stabilization fund, so-called, as provided for by section 2H of chapter 29, and shall expend those funds in said manner provided that said funds shall be expend in laws enacted by a two thirds vote, taken by yeas and nays, of each branch of the General Court.

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