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HOUSE DOCKET, NO.                  FILED ON: 9/12/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3646

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Daniel B. Winslow

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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 order relative to Order relative to amending House Rule 12 to provide more detailed legislative information prior to convening each session (House, No. 3646).

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Leah Cole

12th Essex

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex

Peter J. Durant

6th Worcester

Ryan C. Fattman

18th Worcester

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

James J. Lyons, Jr.

18th Essex

Leonard Mirra

2nd Essex

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

Donald H. Wong

9th Essex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO.                 FILED ON: 9/12/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3646

Filed by Mr. Winslow of Norfolk and other members of the House. September 12, 2013.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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House of Representatives, [Journal Date].

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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              Ordered, the Rules of the House of Representatives be amended, in House Rule 12, in line 154, by striking the words “formal session” and inserting in place thereof the word “sessions”; in lines 169 and 170, by striking the sentence “The Clerk shall dispense with preparing and making available a Calendar for designated Informal Sessions of the House.”; in lines 171 through 174, inclusive, by striking the sentence “As soon as practicable whenever the Clerk prepares a Calendar or advance Calendar under this rule, he also shall cause a true copy thereof to be posted on the Legislative Web Page that is generally available to all members and their staff, and reasonably promptly thereafter he shall cause the members and their staff to be notified of the same by way of electronic mail.”, and inserting in place thereof, the following :—

“Whenever the Clerk prepares a Calendar or advance Calendar under this rule, he also shall cause a true copy thereof, including hyperlinks to all items contained therein, to be posted on the Legislative Web Page that is generally available to all members and their staff, and reasonably promptly thereafter he shall cause the members and their staff to be notified of the same by way of electronic mail, but by no later than a half an hour preceding the start of an informal or formal session of the House.”; and by adding at the end of said rule the following paragraph:

“Not less than 15 minutes prior to the convening of each session, the Clerk shall also make available by electronic mail transmission to all members of the House and legislative staff a list of all miscellaneous papers to be considered during that session including, but not limited to, reports of committees, engrossed bills, messages from the Governor and papers from the Senate.

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