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Event Detail – Joint Committee on the Judiciary

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Event Date:2/28/2012

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Torts & Constitutional Legislation

Item Bill Number Bill Title Sponsor
1 H3142 By Mr. Binienda of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3142) of John J. Binienda and John P. Fresolo relative to the civil liability of drug dealers. The Judiciary. John J. Binienda
2 S645 By Mr. Berry (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 645) of [PETITIONERS LIST] for legislation relative to interest added damages in contract actions. The Judiciary. Frederick E. Berry
3 S646 By Mr. Berry (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 646) of [PETITIONERS LIST] for legislation relative to interest added to damages in contract actions. The Judiciary. Frederick E. Berry
4 S647 By Mr. Berry (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 647) of [PETITIONERS LIST] for legislation relative to interest added to damages in contract actions. The Judiciary. Frederick E. Berry
5 S648 By Mr. Berry (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 648) of [PETITIONERS LIST] for legislation relative to judgement and execution. The Judiciary. Frederick E. Berry
6 S649 By Mr. Berry (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 649) of [PETITIONERS LIST] for legislation to limit attorney's fees. The Judiciary. Frederick E. Berry
7 S668 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 668) of Gale D. Candaras, James J. Dwyer, Theodore C. Speliotis, Sheila C. Harrington and others for legislation relative to parental responsibility in bullying. The Judiciary. Gale D. Candaras
8 S701 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 701) of Cynthia S. Creem, Richard T. Moore and Thomas P. Conroy for legislation to hold health professionals liable in emergency response. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
9 S734 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 734) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation to strengthen the Anti-Slapp Law. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
10 S766 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 766) of Story, Lewis and Eldridge for legislation improve patients' access to timely compensation [Joint Committee on the Judiciary]. James B. Eldridge
11 S770 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 770) of James B. Eldridge for legislation to restore enforcement of civil rights. The Judiciary. James B. Eldridge
12 S772 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by resolution, Senate, No. 772) of James B. Eldridge, Daniel A. Wolf, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Katherine M. Clark and other members of the General Court memoralizing the Congress of the United States to restore free speech. The Judiciary. James B. Eldridge
13 S788 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 788) of Robert L. Hedlund for legislation to rescind all previous calls for a federal constitutional convention. The Judiciary. Robert L. Hedlund
14 S790 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 790) of Patricia D. Jehlen, James J. Dwyer, James B. Eldridge, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase transparency of public charities. The Judiciary. Patricia D. Jehlen
15 S808 By Mr. Kennedy, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 808) of Thomas P. Kennedy and Richard T. Moore for legislation to regulate the period of time for the commencement of actions against providers of health care. The Judiciary. Thomas P. Kennedy
16 S819 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 819) of Thomas M. McGee for legislation to clarify the charitable purposes of certain organizations. The Judiciary. Thomas M. McGee
17 S821 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 821) of Mark C. Montigny for legislation to establish accountability for managed care organizations. The Judiciary. Mark C. Montigny
18 S824 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 824) of Mark C. Montigny for legislation relative to public charities. The Judiciary. Mark C. Montigny
19 S825 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 825) of Mark C. Montigny for legislation to revise the charitable immunity cap. The Judiciary. Mark C. Montigny
20 S834 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 834) of Richard T. Moore, Bruce E. Tarr and Daniel A. Wolf for legislation to reform the medical malpractice system. The Judiciary. Richard T. Moore
21 S840 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 840) of Michael J. Rodrigues for legislation to reform the state's product liability system. The Judiciary. Michael J. Rodrigues
22 S842 By Mr. Rosenberg, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 842) of Stanley C. Rosenberg and Michael R. Knapik for legislation relative to indemnification of University of Massachusetts Police. The Judiciary. Stanley C. Rosenberg
23 S897 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 897) of James E. Timilty, Sal N. DiDomenico, James B. Eldridge, Marc R. Pacheco and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect off duty firefighters and emergency medical technicians. The Judiciary. James E. Timilty
24 S2061 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Richard T. Moore, John V. Fernandes, Bruce E. Tarr, George N. Peterson, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance community safety. The Judiciary. Richard T. Moore
25 H23 So much of the recommendations of the Commission on Uniform State Laws (House, No. 22) as relates to making uniform the law regarding trade secrets (accompanied by bill, House, No. 23). The Judiciary.
26 H402 By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 402) of Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to authorize the Department of Highways to acquire certain land in the city of Quincy and the town of Milton by eminent domain for flood control and prevention purposes. The Judiciary. Bruce J. Ayers
27 H418 By Mr. Costello of Newburyport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 418) of Michael A. Costello and Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. for legislation to regulate the period of time for the commencement of actions against providers of health care. The Judiciary. Michael A. Costello
28 H421 By Mr. Curran of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 421) of Sean Curran for legislation to regulate the period of time for the commencement of actions against providers of health care. The Judiciary. Sean Curran
29 H465 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 465) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to liability in tort actions against emergency medical treatment administered in compliance with the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act. The Judiciary. Elizabeth A. Malia
30 H466 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 466) of Ronald Mariano relative to the liability of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority for negligent or wrongful acts or omissions of any employee of said authority. The Judiciary. Ronald Mariano
31 H467 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 467) of Ronald Mariano, Thomas P. Conroy and Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. relative to medical malpractice liability of health professionals in emergency response. The Judiciary. Ronald Mariano
32 H475 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 475) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr., Sean Garballey and Stephen L. DiNatale relative to discrimination of veterans in employment. The Judiciary. Harold P. Naughton, Jr.
33 H487 By Ms. Reinstein of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 487) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein for legislation to impose a penalty for commercial motor vehicle oil spills on public ways. The Judiciary. Kathi-Anne Reinstein
34 H488 By Ms. Reinstein of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 488) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein relative to the tort liability of hospitals. The Judiciary. Kathi-Anne Reinstein
35 H489 By Mr. Rosa of Leominster (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 489) of Elmir Simov relative to the right of a trial by jury for unfair and deceptive practices. The Judiciary. Dennis A. Rosa
36 H491 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 491) of Byron Rushing and others relative to the enforcement of certain civil rights laws. The Judiciary. Byron Rushing
37 H494 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 494) of Tom Sannicandro and others relative to the admissibility of evidence in judicial or administrative proceeding pertaining to adverse health care management. The Judiciary. Tom Sannicandro
38 H496 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 496) of Tom Sannicandro and others relative to restricting legal action against certain credit card consumers. The Judiciary. Tom Sannicandro
39 H501 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 501) of John W. Scibak relative to discrimination because of a relationship or association with a handicapped individual. The Judiciary. John W. Scibak
40 H528 By Mr. Webster of Pembroke (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 528) of Charles Sweet relative to tort claims. The Judiciary. Daniel K. Webster
41 H1290 By Mr. Conroy of Wayland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1290) of Thomas P. Conroy and others relative to the disposition of class action unclaimed funds or property. The Judiciary. Thomas P. Conroy
42 H1300 By Messrs. Galvin of Canton and Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1300) of William C. Galvin relative to medical peer review confidentiality proceedings and medical malpractice. The Judiciary. William C. Galvin
Louis L. Kafka
43 H1301 By Messrs. Galvin of Canton and Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1301) of William C. Galvin and Louis L. Kafka relative to patient safety, medical error reporting and medical malpractice. The Judiciary. William C. Galvin
Louis L. Kafka
44 H1302 By Messrs. Galvin of Canton and Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1302) of William C. Galvin and Louis L. Kafka for legislation to regulate the testimony of expert witnesses in medical malpractice court cases. The Judiciary. William C. Galvin
Louis L. Kafka
45 H1326 By Mr. Keenan of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1326) of John D. Keenan relative to motor vehicle insurance personal injury protection costs and attorney’s fees. The Judiciary. John D. Keenan
46 H1327 By Mr. Keenan of Salem (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1327) of John D. Keenan and Stefano Picciotto relative to interest added to damages in contract actions. The Judiciary. John D. Keenan
47 H1358 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1358) of George N. Peterson, Jr., relative to protecting the rights of private property owners from certain land takings. The Judiciary. George N. Peterson, Jr.
48 H1359 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1359) of George N. Peterson, Jr., relative to state agency compensation for owners of private property taken by eminent domain for regulatory purposes. The Judiciary. George N. Peterson, Jr.
49 H1360 By Ms. Reinstein of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1360) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein and others relative to the protection of firefighters and emergency medical technicians from civil liability for rendering emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The Judiciary. Kathi-Anne Reinstein
50 H1363 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1363) of Anne M. Gobi, Stephen Kulik and Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., for legislation relative to indemnification of University of Massachusetts Police. The Judiciary. John W. Scibak
51 H1365 By Mr. Speranzo of Pittsfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1365) of Christopher N. Speranzo relative to the taking of real estate or of any interest therein by right of eminent domain. The Judiciary. Christopher N. Speranzo
52 H1382 By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1382) of Steven M. Walsh relative to requiring owners of "Brownfields" sites taken by eminent domain to be responsible for clean-up costs. The Judiciary. Steven M. Walsh
53 H1384 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1384) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to the disclosure of information about current or former employees to prospective employers. The Judiciary. Martha M. Walz
54 H1386 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1386) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to eminent domain takings. The Judiciary. Martha M. Walz
55 H1838 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1838) of Paul A. Schmid III for legislation to impose a penalty for the destruction of crops and agricultural property. The Judiciary. Paul A. Schmid, III
56 H2135 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2135) of Garrett J. Bradley relative to judgments compromises or settlements in court proceedings. The Judiciary. Garrett J. Bradley
57 H2137 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2137) of Garrett J. Bradley relative to the enforcement of certain liens in personal injury actions involving hospitals. The Judiciary. Garrett J. Bradley
58 H2140 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2140) of Garrett J. Bradley relative to personal injury protection litigation. The Judiciary. Garrett J. Bradley
59 H2143 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2143) of Garrett J. Bradley relative to simpify administrative aspect of evidentary use of medical information. The Judiciary. Garrett J. Bradley
60 H2144 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2144) of Garrett J. Bradley relative to allowing reasonable evaluation of civil damage claims. The Judiciary. Garrett J. Bradley
61 H2151 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2151) of Garrett J. Bradley relative to the allocation of costs incurred in personal injury protection litigation. The Judiciary. Garrett J. Bradley
62 H2156 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2156) of Tackey Chan for legislation to provide equitable rights to indemnity for public employees from personal financial loss and expenses. The Judiciary. Tackey Chan
63 H2167 By Representative Fernandes of Milford and Senator Moore, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2167) of John V. Fernandes, Richard T. Moore and others relative to penalties for the employment of certain unauthorized workers. The Judiciary. John V. Fernandes
Richard T. Moore
64 H2171 By Mr. Fresolo of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2171) of John P. Fresolo, James E. Timilty and Raymond McGrath for legislation providing indemnity for certain police and firefighters. The Judiciary. John P. Fresolo
65 H2176 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2176) of Anne M. Gobi and Todd M. Smola for legislation to exempt dog training areas from civil or criminal action relating to noise pollution. The Judiciary. Anne M. Gobi
66 H2177 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2177) of Anne M. Gobi and Todd M. Smola relative to eminent domain for the purpose of private development or other private use of the property. The Judiciary. Anne M. Gobi
67 H2190 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2190) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to prohibit eminent domain takings for the purpose of economic development. The Judiciary. Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
68 H2194 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2194) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to medical malpractice claims. The Judiciary. Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
69 H2218 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2218) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to the indemnification of certain persons from civil proceedings for injuries or deaths of persons unlawfully entering their dwelling. The Judiciary. Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
70 H2230 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2230) of Louis L. Kafka relative to actions against health clubs or their employees that arise in connection with the use or non-use of defibrillators. The Judiciary. Louis L. Kafka
71 H2241 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2241) of Ronald Mariano relative to the assessment of interest on certain judgments. The Judiciary. Ronald Mariano
72 H2257 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2257) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to criminal complaints for failure to comply with certain lead poisoning regulations. The Judiciary. Alice Hanlon Peisch
73 H2281 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2281) of Daniel B. Winslow and others establishing a seat belt defense in civil actions for certain personal injuries incurred in a motor vehicle accident. The Judiciary. Daniel B. Winslow
74 H2283 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2283) of Daniel B. Winslow and Steven S. Howitt relative to civil actions for violations of certain consumer protection laws. The Judiciary. Daniel B. Winslow
75 H2799 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2799) of Tackey Chan for legislation to permit persons to bring car damage arising from a pothole against the public entity into small claims court. The Judiciary. Tackey Chan
76 H2815 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2815) of Nick Collins relative to claims against the Commonwealth regarding gross negligence. The Judiciary. Nick Collins
77 H2821 By Representative Forry of Boston and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2821) of Linda Dorcena Forry, James B. Eldridge and others for legislation to allow individuals to institute and prosecute a civil action for injunctive relief for violation of laws relative to meal breaks for employees. The Judiciary. Linda Dorcena Forry
James B. Eldridge
78 H2842 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2842) of Michael J. Moran relative to the use of stolen or misappropriated information technology in the manufacturing of goods. The Judiciary. Michael J. Moran
79 H2846 By Mr. O'Flaherty of Chelsea, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2846) of Eugene L. O'Flaherty relative to making uniform the law regarding trade secrets. The Judiciary. Eugene L. O'Flaherty
80 H2857 By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2857) of Angelo M. Scaccia relative to limited civil liability for sports officials. The Judiciary. Angelo M. Scaccia
81 H3360 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3360) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. relative to liability for the misuse of private data or images on photocopiers. The Judiciary. Thomas A. Golden, Jr.
82 H3385 By Mr. deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3385) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo and Sheila C. Harrington relative to protecting certain persons rendering emergency care from liability. The Judiciary. Viriato Manuel deMacedo
83 H3744 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Garrett J. Bradley relative to civil action for the sale, delivery or furnishing of alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of twenty-one. The Judiciary. Garrett J. Bradley
84 H3913 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford and Senator Moore, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John V. Fernandes, Richard T. Moore and others for legislation to enhance community safety by strengthening the laws regulating undocumented illegal aliens residing or working in the Commonwealth. The Judiciary. John V. Fernandes
Richard T. Moore
85 H3934 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael D. Brady and others for legislation to further regulate the reporting requirements of mortgages secured by residential property. The Judiciary. Michael D. Brady
Item Bill Number Bill Title Sponsor
1 S1860 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1860) of Stephen M. Brewer for legislation relative to eminent domain. The Judiciary. Stephen M. Brewer

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