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Event Detail – Joint Committee on the Judiciary

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Event Date:5/18/2011

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Item Name Start Time Duration Webcast
Joint Committee on the Judiciary - Public Hearing Pt 1 of 3 5/18/2011
1:00 PM
04:00:00 Recorded
Joint Committee on the Judiciary - Public Hearing Pt. 2 of 3 5/18/2011
5:00 PM
04:01:00 Recorded
Joint Committee on the Judiciary - Public Hearing Pt. 3 of 3 5/18/2011
9:00 PM
01:30:00 Recorded
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Item Bill Number Bill Title Sponsor
1 S636 By Mr. Baddour (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 636) of [PETITIONERS LIST] for legislation to mandate a child to accompany a parent. The Judiciary. Steven A. Baddour
2 S659 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 659) of Stephen M. Brewer, Sal N. DiDomenico, Sean Garballey and Anne M. Gobi for legislation to strengthen family relationships through responsible shared parenting. The Judiciary. Stephen M. Brewer
3 S665 By Ms. Candaras, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 665) of Gale D. Candaras, Steven M. Walsh, John V. Fernandes, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform and improve alimony [Joint Committee on the Judiciary]. Gale D. Candaras
4 S687 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 687) of Cynthia S. Creem, Gloria L. Fox, James B. Eldridge, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others for legislation relative to special juveniles. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
5 S688 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 688) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation to establish the Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
6 S691 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 691) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to parental choice of terminology in certain domestic relations matters. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
7 S693 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 693) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation to enhance inter-agency cooperation within the juvenile criminal justice system. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
8 S704 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 704) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation to make corrective changes in certain general and special laws. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
9 S705 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 705) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to name changes and requests. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
10 S712 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 712) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to divorce procedures and judgments in certain Probate Court decisions. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
11 S713 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 713) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation to establish a uniform child custody jurisdiction and enforcement law. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
12 S723 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 723) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to judgments ordering conveyance of real estate. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
13 S724 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 724) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to the appointment of GAL to investigate. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
14 S725 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 725) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to the appointment of GAL to institute contempt proceedings. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
15 S730 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 730) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to the rights of children adopted by unmarried persons. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
16 S732 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 732) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation to pay interest on pecuniary legacies and pecuniary distributions under a trust instrument. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
17 S733 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 733) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to technical corrections to the Uniform Probate Code. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
18 S754 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 754) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation to allow access to a decedent's electronic mail accounts. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
19 S755 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 755) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation to establish a public guardianship commission. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
20 S814 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 814) of Michael R. Knapik, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and James J. Dwyer for legislation relative to teen violence. The Judiciary. Michael R. Knapik
21 S847 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 847) of Richard J. Ross, George T. Ross, Cory Atkins, Carlo Basile and other members of the General Court for legislation to share custody of minor children of divorced or separated parents. The Judiciary. Richard J. Ross
22 S851 By Mr. Ross (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 851) of Robert LeClair for legislation to prohibit certain activities within the home until a divorce is final and financial and custody issues are resolved. The Judiciary. Richard J. Ross
23 S853 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 853) of Richard J. Ross, James J. Dwyer and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to health care proxies. The Judiciary. Richard J. Ross
24 S864 By Ms. Spilka (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 864) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to amend the marriage law allowing people with disabilities to get married under state law. The Judiciary. Karen E. Spilka
25 S888 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 888) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to reduce teen smoking. The Judiciary. Bruce E. Tarr
26 S906 By Mr. Tolman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 906) of Steven A. Tolman for legislation relative to humanist marriage officiants. The Judiciary. Steven A. Tolman
27 S1862 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1862) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation to improve the spousal elective share. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
28 H28 So much of the recommendations of the Commission on Uniform State Laws (House, No. 22) as relates to relative to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (accompanied by bill, House, No. 28). The Judiciary.
29 H392 By Mr. Atsalis of Barnstable, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 392) of Demetrius J. Atsalis and Cleon H. Turner for legislation to require criminal offender record information checks of foster parents by the Department of Social Services. The Judiciary. Demetrius J. Atsalis
30 H451 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 451) of Kay Khan and others relative to sibling visitation and court department placements. The Judiciary. Kay Khan
31 H454 By Mr. Koutoujian of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 454) of Peter J. Koutoujian relative to parental rights and child survivors of homicide. The Judiciary. Peter J. Koutoujian
32 H479 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 479) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to provide visitation rights for great grandparents. The Judiciary. Elizabeth A. Poirier
33 H1276 By Mr. Atsalis of Barnstable, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1276) of Demetrius J. Atsalis relative to third party assistance to trustees and further regulating trust instruments. The Judiciary. Demetrius J. Atsalis
34 H1305 By Ms. Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1305) of Colleen M. Garry and others relative to child care involvement of non-custodial parents. The Judiciary. Colleen M. Garry
35 H1306 By Ms. Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1306) of Colleen M. Garry and others relative to shared parenting in cases of divorce. The Judiciary. Colleen M. Garry
36 H1307 By Ms. Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1307) of Colleen M. Garry prohibiting court ordered visitation rights to persons convicted of criminal offenses against minors. The Judiciary. Colleen M. Garry
37 H1328 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1328) of Kay Khan and others relative to advertising for the placement of children under 16 years of age. The Judiciary. Kay Khan
38 H1330 By Ms. Khan of Newton (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1330) of Sanford A. Kowal relative to the determination of the legal custody of children in court cases. The Judiciary. Kay Khan
39 H1334 By Representatives Levy of Marlborough and O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1334) of Steven L. Levy, Shaunna L. O'Connell and others relative to the safe placement of newborn infants. The Judiciary. Steven L. Levy
Shaunna O'Connell
40 H1337 By Messrs. Linsky of Natick and Sannicandro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1337) of David Paul Linsky, Tom Sannicandro and Carolyn C. Dykema relative to further regulating the appointment of certain guardians by the Probate Court. The Judiciary. David Paul Linsky
Tom Sannicandro
41 H1354 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1354) of Sarah K. Peake and others relative to living wills. The Judiciary. Sarah K. Peake
42 H1380 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1380) of Robert Edwards relative to the rights of disabled persons under the marriage laws. The Judiciary. Chris Walsh
43 H2145 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2145) of Garrett J. Bradley relative to spousal elective share. The Judiciary. Garrett J. Bradley
44 H2147 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2147) of Garrett J. Bradley for legislation clarifying the removal statute. The Judiciary. Garrett J. Bradley
45 H2162 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2162) of Lori A. Ehrlich, James B. Eldridge and Michael D. Brady relative to claims for damages and establishing a claimants trust law. The Judiciary. Lori A. Ehrlich
James B. Eldridge
46 H2181 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2181) of Anne M. Gobi relative to uniform adult guardianship. The Judiciary. Anne M. Gobi
47 H2225 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2225) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to petitions to the Juvenile Court or Probate Court on behalf of certain special juveniles. The Judiciary. Louis L. Kafka
48 H2235 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2235) of Kay Khan and George T. Ross relative to the reinstatement of parental rights when a court determines that adoption is no longer the permanency plan. The Judiciary. Kay Khan
49 H2236 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2236) of Kay Khan, Chris Walsh and George T. Ross relative to court orders regarding visits and other contact between certain siblings and half-siblings. The Judiciary. Kay Khan
50 H2244 By Mr. Murphy of Burlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2244) of Charles A. Murphy relative to the rights of parents in child custody proceedings. The Judiciary. Charles A. Murphy
51 H2258 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2258) of Alice Hanlon Peisch relative to parental choice in child custody agreements. The Judiciary. Alice Hanlon Peisch
52 H2261 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2261) of Alice Hanlon Peisch for legislation to establish the Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code. The Judiciary. Alice Hanlon Peisch
53 H2262 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2262) of Alice Hanlon Peisch relative to adopted children. The Judiciary. Alice Hanlon Peisch
54 H2263 By [SPONSOR PREFIX] [SPONSOR NAME] of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2263) of [PETITIONERS LIST] relative to the elimination of the requirement to provide notice to the Department of Mental Health of a license granted to a guardian to sell real estate. The Judiciary. John H. Rogers
55 H2264 By Mr. Speranzo of Pittsfield (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2264) of Christopher N. Speranzo and Rinaldo Del Gallo relative to prohibiting marriage to certain relatives. The Judiciary. Christopher N. Speranzo
56 H2285 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2285) of Daniel B. Winslow relative to the legal status of children born to married persons as a result of artificial insemination or surrogate birth. The Judiciary. Daniel B. Winslow
57 H2684 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2684) of John W. Scibak and others relative to supporting children and parental custody. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. John W. Scibak
58 H2817 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2817) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to provide legal protections for child performers and their families. The Judiciary. Lori A. Ehrlich
59 H2822 By Mr. Frost of Auburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2822) of Paul K. Frost for legislation to authorize persons of full age to petition the probate court for the adoption of an embryo. The Judiciary. Paul K. Frost
60 H2829 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2829) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to exclude parental consent requirements for persons who have been convicted of murdering the other parent. The Judiciary. Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
61 H2839 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2839) of Paul McMurtry relative to shared custody of children by divorced parents. The Judiciary. Paul McMurtry
62 H2851 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2851) of Alice Hanlon Peisch relative to mediation of divorce cases involving children. The Judiciary. Alice Hanlon Peisch
63 H2852 By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2852) of John H. Rogers and others for legislation to reform and improve alimony laws. The Judiciary. John H. Rogers
64 H2855 By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2855) of Angelo M. Scaccia and William F. Galvin for legislation to further regulate durable power of attorney. The Judiciary. Angelo M. Scaccia
65 H2867 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2867) of Daniel B. Winslow relative to civil unions or domestic partnerships. The Judiciary. Daniel B. Winslow
66 H3151 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3151) of Kim Casey relative to the collection procedures for child support arrearages. The Judiciary. Anne M. Gobi
67 H3289 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3289) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. relative to the modification of custody orders involving parents called to active military service. The Judiciary. Harold P. Naughton, Jr.
68 S820 By Mr. Montigny, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 820) of Mark C. Montigny, Louis L. Kafka, Antonio F. D. Cabral and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to anti-human trafficking and protection [Joint Committee on the Judiciary]. Mark C. Montigny
69 S827 By Mr. Montigny, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 827) of Mark C. Montigny, Russell Holmes, Alice Hanlon Peisch and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the commercial exploitation of people [Joint Committee on the Judiciary]. Mark C. Montigny
70 H1308 By Ms. Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1308) of Colleen M. Garry relative to the concealment of the death of children and the penalties for the sale or purchase of minor children. The Judiciary. Colleen M. Garry
71 H2277 By Representatives Walsh of Boston and Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2277) of Martin J. Walsh, Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the protection of children under the age of 18 who have been subject to sexual exploitation. The Judiciary. Martin J. Walsh
Elizabeth A. Malia
72 H2834 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2834) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to establish a fund to provide services for victims of human trafficking. The Judiciary. Kay Khan
73 H2835 By Mr. Koutoujian of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2835) of Peter J. Koutoujian providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to the crime of human trafficking. The Judiciary. Peter J. Koutoujian
74 H2850 By Mr. O'Flaherty of Chelsea, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2850) of Eugene L. O'Flaherty and others relative to the commercial exploitation of people. The Judiciary. Eugene L. O'Flaherty
75 H3284 By Ms. Creedon of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3284) of Geraldine Creedon relative to human trafficking. The Judiciary. Geraldine M. Creedon
76 H3287 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3287) of William N. Brownsberger and others for legislation to prohibit human trafficking and assist victims. The Judiciary. Jason M. Lewis

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