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Event Detail – Joint Committee on Election Laws

Status:Completed

Event Date:5/15/2013

Start Time:2:00 PM

Location: B-1 Get Directions

Event Description

Hearing on bills relative to election administration, federal voting methods, candidacy requirements, and various home rules

Item Bill Number Bill Title Sponsor
1 S311 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 311) of Sonia Chang-Diaz for legislation relative to the central registry of voters. Election Laws. Sonia Chang-Diaz
2 S322 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 322) of James B. Eldridge, Denise Andrews, Jay R. Kaufman and Kay Khan for legislation relative to election officers. Election Laws. James B. Eldridge
3 S324 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 324) of James B. Eldridge and Cory Atkins for legislation to require the use of paper ballots. Election Laws. James B. Eldridge
4 S331 By Mr. Petruccelli, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 331) of Anthony W. Petruccelli, Martha M. Walz, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish risk-based audits of election results. Election Laws. Anthony W. Petruccelli
5 H562 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 562) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to the number of hours that polls are open for regional school district elections. Election Laws. Jennifer E. Benson
6 H569 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 569) of James M. Cantwell relative to polling places used for general elections. Election Laws. James M. Cantwell
7 H571 By Mr. Cusack of Braintree, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 571) of Mark J. Cusack relative to the distribution of personal information by registrars or boards of election. Election Laws. Mark J. Cusack
8 H573 By Ms. DiZoglio of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 573) of Diana DiZoglio and others relative to municipal election ballots . Election Laws. Diana DiZoglio
9 H574 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 574) of James J. Dwyer, David T. Vieira and Randy Hunt relative to state primary elections. Election Laws. James J. Dwyer
10 H575 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 575) of William Campbell for legislation to further regulate primary elections. Election Laws. James J. Dwyer
11 H576 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 576) of Howard Sabasowitz relative to information printed on census forms. Election Laws. Carolyn C. Dykema
12 H577 By Mr. Fattman of Sutton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 577) of Ryan C. Fattman and Kevin J. Kuros relative to translation services provided to voters. Election Laws. Ryan C. Fattman
13 H578 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 578) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante relative to accessibility and preservation of write in voting records. Election Laws. Ann-Margaret Ferrante
14 H583 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 583) of Sean Garballey, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. and Denise Andrews relative to age requirements in local elections. Election Laws. Sean Garballey
15 H584 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 584) of Sean Garballey and others relative to the reimbursement of local costs of special elections. Election Laws. Sean Garballey
16 H587 By Ms. Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 587) of Colleen M. Garry for legislation to further regulate conduct at polling places. Election Laws. Colleen M. Garry
17 H600 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington and Senator Barrett, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 600) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to ensuring secure voting equipment. Election Laws. Jay R. Kaufman
Michael Barrett
18 H601 By Mr. Keenan of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 601) of John D. Keenan and others for legislation to reimburse municipalities for special election costs. Election Laws. John D. Keenan
19 H603 By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 603) of Robert M. Koczera and Jay R. Kaufman relative to the selection of a candidate for Lieutenant- Governor. Election Laws. Robert M. Koczera
Item Bill Number Bill Title Sponsor
1 H591 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 591) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to repeal the law providing for the election of the President of the United States by national popular vote. Election Laws. Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
2 H596 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 596) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the voting procedures of presidential electors. Election Laws. Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
3 H647 By Messrs. Straus of Mattapoisett and Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 647) of William M. Straus and George N. Peterson, Jr. relative to the agreement among the states to elect the President by national popular vote. Election Laws. William M. Straus
George N. Peterson, Jr.
4 H652 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 652) of Daniel B. Winslow and Peter J. Durant relative to the apportioning of electoral votes by Congressional district. Election Laws. Daniel B. Winslow
5 H642 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 642) of Theodore C. Speliotis relative to adding a none of the above option to ballots. Election Laws. Theodore C. Speliotis
Item Bill Number Bill Title Sponsor
1 S317 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 317) of Eileen M. Donoghue and Kevin J. Murphy(with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to allow citizens seventeen (17) years of age to vote in the City of Lowell municipal elections. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.] Eileen M. Donoghue
2 H3323 By Mr. Conroy of Wayland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3323) of Thomas P. Conroy (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing local voting rights for permanent resident aliens in the town of Wayland. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.] Thomas P. Conroy
3 H590 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 590) of Ronald Beaty relative to recall elections in Barnstable County. Election Laws. Randy Hunt
4 H612 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 612) of Aaron Michlewitz (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to decennial division of wards and precincts in the city of Boston. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.] Aaron Michlewitz
5 H616 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 616) of Aaron Michlewitz and Carlo Basile (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to providing bilingual ballots at certain polling places in the city of Boston. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.] Aaron Michlewitz
6 H641 By Mr. Smola of Palmer and Senator Brewer, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 641) of Todd M. Smola and Stephen M. Brewer (by vote of the town) relative to recall elections in the town of Wales. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.] Todd M. Smola
Stephen M. Brewer

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