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House of Representatives
 
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CALENDAR
 
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
 
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 [At  eleven o'clock A.M.]
 
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ORDERS OF THE DAY.
 
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3. [H. 2369] Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Charles E. McCabe, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (House, No. 2369). 3d. [03/13/19.] [Parisella-Petrolati.] 

 

15. [H. 1808] Bill relative to land in Bernardston (House, No. 1808). 3d. [05/13/19.] [O'Day-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

17. [H. 1837] Bill authorizing the town of Athol to establish a special fund for the town of Athol Public Library (House, No. 1837). 3d. [05/13/19.] [O'Day-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

19. [H. 1789] Bill requiring automatic external defibrillators in Norfolk County public buildings (House, No. 1789). 3d. [05/15/19.] [O'Day-Petrolati.]

 

24. [H. 2355] Bill authorizing the certification and appointment of Adam J. Silva as a firefighter in the town of Wilmington (House, No. 2355). 3d. [05/20/19.] [Parisella-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

33. [H. 3641] Bill granting the city of Somerville the authority to require the adoption of institutional master plans subject to the review and approval by the municipality (House, No. 3641). 3d. [06/06/19.] [O'Day-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

38. [H. 3627] Bill relative to the enhancement of child safety (House, No. 3627). 3d. [06/13/19.] [Straus-Petrolati.]

 

39. [H. 3698] Bill to dissolve the Newburyport Redevelopment Authority and transfer its lands to the city of Newburyport (House, No. 3698). 3d. [06/13/19.] [O'Day-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.] [Reported on Senate, No. 2202.]

 

46. [H. 892] Bill relative to the George L. Darey Inland Fisheries and Game Fund (House, No. 892). 3d. [07/08/19.] [Pignatelli-Petrolati.]

 

47. [H. 2167] Bill relative to the health insurance and other benefits in the town of East Brookfield (House, No. 2167). 3d. [07/08/19.] [Parisella-Benson-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

54. [H. 3684] Engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Patricia Harrison, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services (see House, No. 3684, amended). [Parisella-Petrolati.]

        [Amended by the House by inserting before the enacting clause the following emergency preamble:

            "Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith a sick leave bank for a certain employee of the department of developmental services, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.".]

          [Question: Shall this bill pass, notwithstanding the objections of His Excellency the Governor.]

           [Returned by His Excellency the Governor with his objections thereto in writing (for message, see House, No. 3965).]

 

56. [H. 3867] Bill designating a certain water spray deck park within the Department of Conservation and Recreation's Melnea A. Cass Recreation Complex in the Roxbury neighborhood of the city of Boston as the "Nakieka "Kiki" Taylor Water Deck" (House, No. 3867). 3d. [07/11/19.] [Pignatelli-Petrolati.] [Reported on House, No. 888.]

 

59. [S. 2252] Bill (S.) modifying certain titles and providing for the appointment of certain positions by the town administrator of the town of Newbury (Senate, No. 2252). 3d. [07/16/19.] [O'Day-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.] [Reported on Senate, No. 1201.]

 

61. [H. 3817] Bill relative to the fire department of the town of Lancaster (House, No. 3817). 3d. [07/16/19.] [Parisella-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

62. [H. 3818] Bill relative to the deputy fire chief of the town of Lancaster (House, No. 3818). 3d. [07/16/19.] [Parisella-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

65. [H. 3955] Bill authorizing the town of Williamsburg to continue the employment of police department member Michael Wayne (House, No. 3955). 3d. [07/16/19.] [Parisella-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

70. [H. 3193] Resolutions memorializing the Congress of the United States to declare the city of Quincy as the most patriotic city in America (House, No. 3193). Question on adoption. [Campbell.]

       [From the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling, the time within which said committee was required to report having expired.]

 

74. [H. 2709] Bill designating Dysautonomia & POTS awareness month (House, No. 2709). 3d. [07/29/19.] [Gregoire-Petrolati.]

 

75. [H. 2736] Bill designating inflammatory breast cancer awareness day (House, No. 2736). 3d. [07/29/19.] [Gregoire-Petrolati.]

 

76. [H. 2750] Bill designating domestic workers' rights day (House, No. 2750). 3d. [07/29/19.] [Gregoire-Petrolati.]

 

77. [H. 2797] Bill relative to recognition of the "Honor and Remember" flag in the Commonwealth (House, No. 2797). 3d. [07/30/19.] [Gregoire-Petrolati.] [Reported on Senate, No. 1868.]

 

81. [S. 2197] Bill (S.) allowing the city of Westfield to set the salary of the city clerk as the clerk of the city council through local process (Senate, No. 2197). 3d. [07/31/19.] [O'Day-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

82. [H. 869] Bill relative to failed septic systems (House, No. 869). 3d. [07/31/19.] [Pignatelli-Petrolati.]

 

83. [H. 3635] Bill establishing a department of municipal finance in the town of Dennis (House, No. 3635). 3d. [08/05/19.] [O'Day-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

84. [H. 3636] Bill relative to the town of Dennis waterways, dredge, and maintenance program (House, No. 3636). 3d. [08/05/19.] [O'Day-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

86. [H. 3937] Bill establishing the Littleton common smart sewer district in the town of Littleton (House, No. 3937). 3d. [08/05/19.] [O'Day-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

87. [H. 3938] Bill establishing the charter for the town of Webster (House, No. 3938). 3d. [08/05/19.] [O'Day-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

88. [S. 1192] Bill (S.) revising the charter of the town of Groton (Senate, No. 1192). 3d. [08/08/19.] [O'Day-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

89. [S. 1193] Bill (S.) providing for the membership of the Board of Park Commissioners of the town of Dunstable (Senate, No. 1193). 3d. [08/08/19.] [O'Day-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

90. [H. 2911] Bill relative to tow lien reform (House, No. 2911). 3d. [08/08/19.] [Golden-Petrolati.]

 

92. [H. 3953] Bill establishing an economic development special revenue account for the town of Ashland (House, No. 3953). 3d. [08/08/19.] [O'Day-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

93. [H. 3969] Bill establishing a charter for the town of Medway (House, No. 3969). 3d. [08/08/19.] [O'Day-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

96. [S. 2178] Bill (S.) designating United States cadet nurse corps day (Senate, No. 2178, changed). 3d. [08/19/19.] [Campbell-Petrolati.]

      [Changed in line 3, by striking out the words "fifteenth day of June" and inserting in place thereof the following "first day of July".]

 

97. [H. 4028] Bill regulating the use of credit reports by employers (House, No. 4028). 3d. [08/19/19.] [Brodeur-Petrolati.] [Reported on House, No. 1659.]

 

98. [S. 2303] Bill (S.) authorizing the disposition of certain conservation land in the town of Groton (Senate, No. 2303). 3d. [08/26/19.] [O'Day-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.] [Reported on Senate, No. 2239.]

 

99. [H. 2712] Bill relative to the Fort Devens Museum (House, No. 2712). 3d. [08/26/19.] [Gregoire.]

 

100. [H. 4046] Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Karen Phillips, an employee of the Department of Mental Health (House, No. 4046). 3d. [08/26/19.] [Parisella-Petrolati.]

 

102. [S. 2279] Bill (S.) authorizing the city of New Bedford to enter into a long-term lease for the operation of a performing arts center (Senate, No. 2279, amended). 3d. [09/05/19.] [O'Day-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.] [Reported on Senate, No. 2222.]

       [Amended by the Senate in section 2 (as published), in line 9, by striking out the words "commissioning an appraisal or".]

 

103. [H. 3989] Bill establishing building trades recovery week (House, No. 3989). 3d. [09/05/19.] [Gregoire.] [Reported on House, No. 3692.]

 

104. [H. 4051] Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Ana Ferdaus, an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance (House, No. 4051). 3d. [09/05/19.] [Parisella-Petrolati.]

 

105. [S. 143] Bill (S.) authorizing the town of Webster to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 143, amended). 3d. [09/12/19.] [Chan-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

       [Amended by the Senate in Section 1, in lines 6, 7 and 8, by striking out the paragraph contained in those lines and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:

               "(b) Upon the issuance of the license granted pursuant to this act, Waterfront Mary's I, LLC shall return the seasonal license that it currently holds for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to the licensing authority.".]

 

108. [S. 2332] Bill (S.) to provide certain retirement benefits and medical benefits to the widow and children of Everett firefighter Thaddeus M Baxter, Jr (Senate, No. 2332). 3d. [09/16/19.] [Parisella-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.] [Reported on Senate, No. 1508.]

 

119. [S. 2251] Bill (S.) authorizing the town of Rutland to continue the employment of David Williams as deputy fire chief (Senate, No. 2251, amended). 3d. [09/19/19.] [Parisella-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

       [Amended by the Senate in section 1 by adding the following sentence: "No deductions shall be made from the regular compensation of David Williams under chapter 32 of the General Laws for any service subsequent to his reaching the age of 65 and upon retirement he shall receive a superannuation retirement allowance equal to that which he would have been entitled had he retired at the age of 65.".]

 

120. [H. 1893] Bill relative to further regulating the Commission on Falls Prevention (House, No. 1893). 3d. [09/19/19.] [Mahoney-Petrolati.]

 

124. [H. 3852] Bill authorizing the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to supply water to the town of Ashland (House, No. 3852). 3d. [09/26/19.] [Pignatelli-Petrolati.]

 

125. [H. 4062] Bill changing the name of the board of selectmen in the town of Lexington to the select board (House, No. 4062). 3d. [09/26/19.] [O'Day-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

126. [H. 4066] Bill relative to the board of selectmen in the town of Sunderland (House, No. 4066). 3d. [09/26/19.] [O'Day-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

129. [H. 4036] Bill establishing a charter for the town of Plainville (House, No. 4036). 3d. [09/30/19.] [O'Day-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

130. [H. 4085] Bill authorizing the town of Swansea to grant additional alcoholic beverage licenses (House, No. 4085). 3d. [09/30/19.] [Chan-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.] [Reported on House, No. 3864.]

 

131. [H. 3912] Bill directing the Bristol County Retirement Board to grant creditable service to Christopher R. Carreiro (House, No. 3912). 3d. [10/03/19.] [Parisella-Petrolati.]

 

132. [H. 3986] Bill authorizing the town of Leyden to continue the employment of Gilda Galvis (House, No. 3986). 3d. [10/03/19.] [Parisella-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

133. [H. 4055] Bill authorizing the town of Gill to continue the employment of Gene M. Beaubien (House, No. 4055). 3d. [10/03/19.] [Parisella-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

134. [H. 2110] Bill relative to the Recreational Tramway Board (House, No. 2110). 3d. [10/07/19.] [Naughton-Petrolati.]

 

135. [H. 4071] Bill authorizing the city of Fitchburg to employ Kevin D. Roy as fire chief beyond the statutory retirement age (House, No. 4071). 3d. [10/07/19.] [Parisella-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

136. [H. 4098] Bill providing for special police officers in the city of Leominster (House, No. 4098). 3d. [10/07/19.] [Parisella-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.] [Reported on House, No. 2288.]

 

44. [H. 3863] Bill further regulating the Lanesborough Village Fire and Water District (House, No. 3863). Question on concurring with the Senate in its amendment. [Cusack-Petrolati.]

       [Amended by the Senate in section 1, in lines 3 and 4, striking out the following: "if it becomes necessary to carry out its purposes, apportion any betterments into 20, 30 or 40 equal parts" and inserting in place thereof the following: "notwithstanding section 13 of chapter 80 of the General Laws, apportion any betterment into 20, 30 or 40 equal parts if it becomes necessary to carry out its purposes".]

       [Referred to the committee on Bills in the Third Reading – 10/10/19.]

 

137. [S. 2329] Bill (S.) establishing a sick leave bank for Linda Kenney, an employee of the Center for Health Information and Analysis (Senate, No. 2329, amended). 3d. [10/10/19.] [Parisella-Petrolati.]

       [Amended by the Senate by inserting before the enacting clause the following emergency preamble:

               "Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith a sick leave bank for a certain employee of the center for health information and analysis, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.".]

 

138. [H. 3916] Bill exempting all uniformed positions in the fire department of the town of Acushnet from the civil service law (House, No. 3916). 3d. [10/10/19.] [Parisella-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

139. [H. 3994] Bill authorizing Scott Wood to take the civil service examination for the position of police officer in the city of Haverhill notwithstanding the maximum age requirement (House, No. 3994). 3d. [10/10/19.] [Parisella-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

 

34. [H. 3680] Bill amending the charter of the town of Yarmouth (House, No. 3680). Question on concurring with the Senate in its amendment. [O'Day-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.]

       [Amended by the Senate by striking out section 1 and inserting in place thereof the following section:

              "SECTION 1. Chapter 2 of the charter of the town of Yarmouth, which is on file in the office of the archivist of the commonwealth, as provided in section 12 of chapter 43B of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking out section 2-7 and inserting in place thereof the following section:―

              Section 2-7 – Initiative Petition.

              As provided by section 10 of chapter 39 of the General Laws, the voters of the town, by written petition to the board of selectmen, may:

               (i) if 10 voters sign the petition, secure the inclusion of an article in the warrant for the annual town meeting; provided, however, that the petition shall be submitted in accordance with the by-law governing town meeting warrants;

               (ii) if 100 voters sign the petition, secure the inclusion of an article for the warrant of any special town meeting; provided, however, that the petition shall be submitted in accordance with the by-law governing town meeting warrants; or

               (iii) if 200 voters sign the petition, require the calling of a special town meeting."]

       [Referred to the committee on Bills in the Third Reading – 10/15/19.]

 

140. [S. 2234] Bill (S.) validating the results of the annual town election held in the town of Heath on May 10, 2019 (printed in Senate, No. 2234). 3d. [10/15/19.] [Lawn-Petrolati.]

 

141. [S. 2253] Bill (S.) further regulating the membership on the Ware River Watershed Advisory Committee (Senate, No. 2253). 3d. [10/15/19.] [Pignatelli-Petrolati.] [Reported on Senate, No. 478.]

 

142. [H. 4109] Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Christopher Trigilio, an employee of the Trial Court (House, No. 4109). 3d. [10/15/19.] [Cronin-Petrolati.]

 

143. [H. 4117] Bill authorizing the city of Salem to convert a license for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises to a license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4117). 3d. [10/15/19.] [Chan-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.] [Reported on House, No. 4040.]

 

144. [H. 4118] Bill authorizing the town of Holliston to convert a license for the sale of wine and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises to a license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4118). 3d. [10/15/19.] [Chan-Petrolati.] [Local Approval Received.] [Reported on House, No. 4048.]

 

145. [H. 4127] Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2019 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (House, No. 4127). 3d. [10/15/19.] [Michlewitz-Petrolati.] [Reported on a part of House, No. 4067.] [Total Appropriation: $714,919,278.00]

 

110. [H. 525] Bill relative to educational collabratives [sic] (House, No. 525). 2d. [Gregoire.] [Reported on Senate, No. 1859.]

       [From the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling, the time within which said committee was required to report having expired.]

 

111. [H. 2666] Bill designating the last day of February as rare disease day in the Commonwealth (House, No. 2666). 2d. [Gregoire.]

      [From the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling, the time within which said committee was required to report having expired.]

 

112. [H. 2669] Bill designating the month of October as adopt a shelter dog month (House, No. 2669). 2d. [Gregoire.]

      [From the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling, the time within which said committee was required to report having expired.]

 

113. [H. 2702] Bill establishing "Here's to America" as the official patriotic song of the Commonwealth (House, No. 2702). 2d. [Gregoire.]

       [From the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling, the time within which said committee was required to report having expired.]

 

114. [H. 2739] Bill designating the song "Roadrunner" as the official rock song of the Commonwealth (House, No. 2739). 2d. [Gregoire.] [Senator Finegold, of the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, dissents.]

       [From the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling, the time within which said committee was required to report having expired.]

 

115. [H. 2753] Bill designating the official seasoning of the Commonwealth (House, No. 2753). 2d. [Gregoire.]

       [From the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling, the time within which said committee was required to report having expired.]

116. [H. 2762] Resolve relative to the commemoration of Governor James and General John Sullivan (House, No. 2762). 2d. [Gregoire.]

       [From the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling, the time within which said committee was required to report having expired.]

 

117. [H. 2767] Bill designating the Boston cream pie cupcake as the official cupcake of the Commonwealth (House, No. 2767). 2d. [Gregoire.]

       [From the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling, the time within which said committee was required to report having expired.]

 

118. [H. 2789] Bill designating the song "14 Counties of Massachusetts" as the official county song of the Commonwealth (House, No. 2789). 2d. [Gregoire.]

       [From the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling, the time within which said committee was required to report having expired.]

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