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SENATE

CALENDAR FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019

[The Senate will meet at eleven o’clock noon]


ORDERS OF THE DAY


 

SECOND READING MATTERS.​

            11. [S. 2042] Bill to reduce traffic fatalities (Senate, No. 2042). 2d. [Boncore.]
            [On Senate, No. 2097.]
            [From the committee on Transportation.]
            [The committee on Ways and Means (Rodrigues) recommends that the bill be amended by substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2204).]

            12. [S. 2192] Bill relative to gender identity on Massachusetts identification (Senate, No. 2192). 2d. [Boncore.]
            [On Senate, No. 2055.]
            [From the committee on Transportation.]
            [The committee on Ways and Means (Rodrigues) recommends that the bill be amended by substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2203).]
            [Senator Humason dissents.] 

NOTICE SECTION. 

THIRD READING MATTERS. 

            7. [S. 1541] Bill establishing a sick leave bank for David P. Christian, an employee of the Department of Correction (Senate, No. 1541). 3d. [Brady.]
            [From the committee on Public Service.]
            [From the committee on RulesLovely.]

            8. [H. 2376] Bill (H.) establishing a sick leave bank for Brian S. Bibeau, an employee of the Department of Correction (House, No. 2376, amended). 3d.
            [From the committee on Public Service.]
            [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 correction, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.".]

           10. [H. 3509] Bill (H.) establishing a sick leave bank for Joseph Klimkofski, Jr., an employee of Department of Public Health (House, No. 3509). 3d.
            
[From the committee on Public Service.]

           13. [S. 2194] Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Chung Tam, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (Senate, No. 2194). 3d. [Brady.]
            [From the committee on Public Service.]​

           14. [S. 2199] Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Anthony Barton, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services (Senate, No. 2199). 3d. [Brady.]
            [From the committee on Public Service.]

            15. [H. 1760] Bill (H.) relative to the fire district in the town of Williamstown (House, No. 1760, amended). 3d.
            ​[From the committee on Public Service. ]
            [Amended by the House in section 3, in lines 35 to 39, inclusive, by striking out the sentence contained in those lines and inserting in place thereof the following two sentences:
"Upon such expiration of term of office or sooner vacating of office of the elected office of district clerk, the elected office of district clerk shall be abolished and a district clerk shall be appointed as provided in section 3 of chapter 69 of the acts of 1912; provided, however, that if this act takes effect less than 35 days before the annual district election, the elected office of district clerk shall not be abolished and a district clerk shall not be appointed as provided in said section 3 of said chapter 69 until the next following annual district election or until the person elected to the office of district clerk at the annual district election held within 35 days after the effective date of this act sooner vacates the office. Upon such expiration of term of office or sooner vacating of office of the elected office of district treasurer, the elected office of district treasurer shall be abolished and a district treasurer shall be appointed as provided in said section 3 of said chapter 69; provided, however, that if this act takes effect less than 35 days before the annual district election, the elected office of district treasurer shall not be abolished and a district treasurer shall not be appointed as provided in said section 3 of said chapter 69 until the next following annual district election or until the person elected to the office of district treasurer at the annual district election held within 35 days after the effective date of this act sooner vacates the office.".]

            ​16. [H. 3683] Bill (H.) establishing a sick leave bank for Autumn Fugere, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services (House, No. 3683). 3d.
            ​[From the committee on Public Service.] 

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Reports of Committees on Proposals for
Legislative Amendments to the Constitution.

​            By Mr. Finegold, for the committee on Election Laws, on the petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 78) of Michael J. Moran and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to provide for no excuse absentee voting,-- reported, in accordance with a provision of Joint Rule 23, recommending that the amendment proposed by said petition (see House, No. 78), ought to pass;

            By Mr. Eldridge, for the committee on the Judiciary, on the petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 81) of Mindy Domb and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the oaths and affirmations of public office,-- reported, in accordance with a provision of Joint Rule 23, recommending that the amendment proposed by said petition (see House, No. 81), ought to pass with a  recommended new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2211) (Representative Garry of Dracut dissenting);

            By Mr. Hinds, for the committee on Revenue, on the petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 16) of Jason M. Lewis, Mike Connolly, Jack Patrick Lewis, Julian Cyr and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to provide resources for education and transportation through an additional tax on incomes in excess of one million dollars,-- reported, in accordance with a provision of Joint Rule 23, recommending that the amendment proposed by said petition (see Senate, No. 16), ought to pass;

            By the same Senator, for the same committee, on the petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 86) of James J. O'Day and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to provide resources for education and transportation through an additional tax on incomes in excess of one million dollars,-- reported, in accordance with a provision of Joint Rule 23, recommending that the amendment proposed by said petition (see House, No. 86), ought to pass;
            The reports were severally read and placed on file, in accordance with the requirements of said rule.

            By Mr. Finegold, for the committee on Election Laws, on the petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 12) of Adam G. Hinds, Jack Patrick Lewis, Jason M. Lewis, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to voting rights,-- reported, in accordance with a provision of Joint Rule 23, recommending that the amendment proposed by said petition (see Senate, No. 12), ought NOT to pass;

            By the same Senator, for the same committee, on the petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 13) of James B. Eldridge for a legislative amendment to the Constitution establishing an independent redistricting commission, -- reported, in accordance with a provision of Joint Rule 23, recommending that the amendment proposed by said petition (see Senate, No. 13), ought NOT to pass;

            By Mr. Eldridge, for the committee on the Judiciary, on the petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 14) of Cynthia Stone Creem for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the subject matter of initiative petitions,-- reported, in accordance with a provision of Joint Rule 23, recommending that the amendment proposed by said petition (see Senate, No. 14), ought NOT to pass (Senator Creem dissenting);

            By the same Senator, for the same committee, on the petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 15) of Vincent Lawrence Dixon for a legislative amendment to the Constitution for term renewal process,-- reported, in accordance with a provision of Joint Rule 23, recommending that the amendment proposed by said petition (see Senate, No. 15), ought NOT to pass;

            By the same Senator, for the same committee, on the petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 21) of Norma Powell for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the term of judicial officers,-- reported, in accordance with a provision of Joint Rule 23, recommending that the amendment proposed by said petition (see Senate, No. 21), ought NOT to pass;

            By the same Senator, for the same committee, on the petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 80) of Mindy Domb and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to use of gender in the Constitution of the Commonwealth,-- reported, in accordance with a provision of Joint Rule 23, recommending that the amendment proposed by said petition (see House, No. 80), ought NOT to pass (Senator Creem dissenting);

            By the same Senator, for the same committee, on the petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 82) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to term limits for judges,-- reported, in accordance with a provision of Joint Rule 23, recommending that the amendment proposed by said petition (see House, No. 82), ought NOT to pass (Representatives Harrington of Groton and Sullivan of Abington dissenting);

            By the same Senator, for the same committee, on the petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 83) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to prohibiting eminent domain takings,-- reported, in accordance with a provision of Joint Rule 23, recommending that the amendment proposed by said petition (see House, No. 83), ought NOT to pass (Representatives Harrington of Groton and Sullivan of Abington dissenting);

            By the same Senator, for the same committee, on the petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 84) of Paul W. Mark, Susannah M. Whipps and Jeffrey N. Roy for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to a succession plan for a vacancy in the office of Lieutenant Governor,-- reported, in accordance with a provision of Joint Rule 23, recommending that the amendment proposed by said petition (see House, No. 84), ought NOT to pass;

            By the same Senator, for the same committee, on the petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 85) of Paul W. Mark and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to declare that corporations are not people, money is not speech,-- reported, in accordance with a provision of Joint Rule 23, recommending that the amendment proposed by said petition (see House, No. 85), ought NOT to pass;
            The reports were severally read and placed on file, in accordance with the requirements of said rule.

            Under the provisions of Joint Rule 23, the following proposals were placed on file, the time within which the said committees were required to report having expired:

            Of the committee on the Health Care Financing, ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 23), on the petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 79) of Vincent Lawrence Dixon and Mindy Domb for a legislative amendment to the Constitution for a constitutional right to health care;

            Of the committee on the Revenue, ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 23), on the petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 2210) of Bruce E. Tarr for a legislative amendment to the Constitution requiring a supermajority vote for the utilization of rainy day funds.