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Event Detail – Joint Committee on Election Laws

Status:Completed

Event Date:3/27/2013

Start Time:2:00 PM

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Event Description

Hearing on proposed constitutional amendments and related issues

Item Bill Number Bill Title Sponsor
1 S10 By Mr. Brownsberger (by request), a petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 10) of Walter Ziobro for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the election of members of the state senate. Election Laws. William N. Brownsberger
2 S11 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 11) of James B. Eldridge for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to establish an independent redistricting commission. Election Laws. James B. Eldridge
3 S12 By Ms. Murray, a petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 12) of Therese Murray, Josh S. Cutler, James M. Cantwell, Barry R. Finegold and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to absentee and early voting. Election Laws. Therese Murray
4 S309 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by resolution, Senate, No. 309) of Sonia Chang-Diaz and Thomas M. Stanley for the adoption of resolutions urging the Census Bureau to provide redistricting data and the counting incarerated persons. Election Laws. Sonia Chang-Diaz
5 H558 By Mr. Ashe of Longmeadow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 558) of Brian M. Ashe and Denise Provost relative to absentee ballots. Election Laws. Brian M. Ashe
6 H567 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 567) of James M. Cantwell relative to voting by absentee ballot. Election Laws. James M. Cantwell
7 H568 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 568) of James M. Cantwell and Josh S. Cutler relative to absentee and early voting. Election Laws. James M. Cantwell
8 H593 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 593) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to overseas absentee voting. Election Laws. Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
9 H60 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 60) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to creating an independent redistricting commission. Election Laws. Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
10 H604 By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 604) of Robert M. Koczera and others for legislation to provide for early voting in cities and towns. Election Laws. Robert M. Koczera
11 H61 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 61) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to vacancies in the office of Governor or Lieutenant-Governor. Election Laws. Jay R. Kaufman
12 H615 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 615) of Aaron Michlewitz and others for legislation to establish procedures for early voting in elections in cities and towns. Election Laws. Aaron Michlewitz
13 H62 By Mr. Nangle of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 62) of David M. Nangle for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to voting by qualified voters of the Commonwealth who are also poll workers. Election Laws. David M. Nangle
14 H623 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 623) of Jerald A. Parisella and others relative to voting overseas. Election Laws. Jerald A. Parisella
15 H625 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 625) of Alice Hanlon Peisch relative to absentee ballots. Election Laws. Alice Hanlon Peisch
16 H63 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 63) of William M. Straus and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to absentee voting by qualified voters of the Commonwealth. Election Laws. William M. Straus
17 H631 By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 631) of Angelo M. Scaccia and William F. Galvin relative to specially qualified voters. Election Laws. Angelo M. Scaccia
18 H632 By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 632) of Angelo M. Scaccia, William F. Galvin and Michael D. Brady relative to absentee voting for disabled persons. Election Laws. Angelo M. Scaccia
19 H636 By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 636) of Angelo M. Scaccia, William F. Galvin and Michael D. Brady relative to provide for advance voting by mail or at certain locations for primaries or elections. Election Laws. Angelo M. Scaccia
20 H643 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 643) of Theodore C. Speliotis for legislation to extend the time for filing absentee ballot applications. Election Laws. Theodore C. Speliotis
21 H644 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 644) of Thomas M. Stanley and John J. Lawn, Jr. for legislation to remove restrictions on absentee voting. Election Laws. Thomas M. Stanley
22 H649 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 649) of Martin J. Walsh and Thomas J. Calter for legislation to further regulate absentee voting. Election Laws. Martin J. Walsh
23 H650 By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 650) of Steven M. Walsh and others relative to allowing cities and towns to provide for early voting in elections in the Commonwealth. Election Laws. Steven M. Walsh
24 H3185 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by resolution, House, No. 3185) of Linda Dorcena Forry and Sonia Chang-Diaz for adoption of resolutions by the General Court memorializing the Federal Census Bureau to provide redistricting data that counts prisoners in a manner consistent with the principles of “One Person, One Vote”. Veterans and Federal Affairs. Linda Dorcena Forry
Item Bill Number Bill Title Sponsor
1 S10 By Mr. Brownsberger (by request), a petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 10) of Walter Ziobro for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the election of members of the state senate. Election Laws. William N. Brownsberger
2 S11 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 11) of James B. Eldridge for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to establish an independent redistricting commission. Election Laws. James B. Eldridge
3 S12 By Ms. Murray, a petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 12) of Therese Murray, Josh S. Cutler, James M. Cantwell, Barry R. Finegold and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to absentee and early voting. Election Laws. Therese Murray
4 H60 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 60) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to creating an independent redistricting commission. Election Laws. Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
5 H61 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 61) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to vacancies in the office of Governor or Lieutenant-Governor. Election Laws. Jay R. Kaufman
6 H62 By Mr. Nangle of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 62) of David M. Nangle for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to voting by qualified voters of the Commonwealth who are also poll workers. Election Laws. David M. Nangle
7 H63 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 63) of William M. Straus and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to absentee voting by qualified voters of the Commonwealth. Election Laws. William M. Straus
Item Bill Number Bill Title Sponsor
1 H558 By Mr. Ashe of Longmeadow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 558) of Brian M. Ashe and Denise Provost relative to absentee ballots. Election Laws. Brian M. Ashe
2 H567 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 567) of James M. Cantwell relative to voting by absentee ballot. Election Laws. James M. Cantwell
3 H568 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 568) of James M. Cantwell and Josh S. Cutler relative to absentee and early voting. Election Laws. James M. Cantwell
4 H593 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 593) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to overseas absentee voting. Election Laws. Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
5 H604 By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 604) of Robert M. Koczera and others for legislation to provide for early voting in cities and towns. Election Laws. Robert M. Koczera
6 H615 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 615) of Aaron Michlewitz and others for legislation to establish procedures for early voting in elections in cities and towns. Election Laws. Aaron Michlewitz
7 H623 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 623) of Jerald A. Parisella and others relative to voting overseas. Election Laws. Jerald A. Parisella
8 H625 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 625) of Alice Hanlon Peisch relative to absentee ballots. Election Laws. Alice Hanlon Peisch
9 H631 By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 631) of Angelo M. Scaccia and William F. Galvin relative to specially qualified voters. Election Laws. Angelo M. Scaccia
10 H632 By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 632) of Angelo M. Scaccia, William F. Galvin and Michael D. Brady relative to absentee voting for disabled persons. Election Laws. Angelo M. Scaccia
11 H636 By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 636) of Angelo M. Scaccia, William F. Galvin and Michael D. Brady relative to provide for advance voting by mail or at certain locations for primaries or elections. Election Laws. Angelo M. Scaccia
12 H643 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 643) of Theodore C. Speliotis for legislation to extend the time for filing absentee ballot applications. Election Laws. Theodore C. Speliotis
13 H644 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 644) of Thomas M. Stanley and John J. Lawn, Jr. for legislation to remove restrictions on absentee voting. Election Laws. Thomas M. Stanley
14 H649 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 649) of Martin J. Walsh and Thomas J. Calter for legislation to further regulate absentee voting. Election Laws. Martin J. Walsh
15 H650 By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 650) of Steven M. Walsh and others relative to allowing cities and towns to provide for early voting in elections in the Commonwealth. Election Laws. Steven M. Walsh
Item Bill Number Bill Title Sponsor
1 S309 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by resolution, Senate, No. 309) of Sonia Chang-Diaz and Thomas M. Stanley for the adoption of resolutions urging the Census Bureau to provide redistricting data and the counting incarerated persons. Election Laws. Sonia Chang-Diaz
2 H3185 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by resolution, House, No. 3185) of Linda Dorcena Forry and Sonia Chang-Diaz for adoption of resolutions by the General Court memorializing the Federal Census Bureau to provide redistricting data that counts prisoners in a manner consistent with the principles of “One Person, One Vote”. Veterans and Federal Affairs. Linda Dorcena Forry

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