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Event Detail – Joint Committee on the Judiciary

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Event Date:10/22/2013

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Torts

Item Bill Number Bill Title Sponsor
1 S625 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 625) of William N. Brownsberger for legislation relative to penalties for shoplifting. The Judiciary. William N. Brownsberger
2 S635 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 635) of Gale D. Candaras, Sheila C. Harrington and Christine E. Canavan for legislation relative to parental responsibility in bullying. The Judiciary. Gale D. Candaras
3 S690 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 690) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation to strengthen the Anti-Slapp Law. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
4 S729 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 729) of James B. Eldridge for legislation to restore enforcement of civil rights. The Judiciary. James B. Eldridge
5 S763 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 763) of Thomas M. McGee for legislation to clarify the charitable purposes of certain organizations. The Judiciary. Thomas M. McGee
6 S765 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 765) of Mark C. Montigny for legislation to revise the charitable immunity cap. The Judiciary. Mark C. Montigny
7 S767 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 767) of Mark C. Montigny and Benjamin Swan for legislation to prevent the cruel and inhumane treatment of animals. The Judiciary. Mark C. Montigny
8 S780 By Mr. Rosenberg, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 780) of Stanley C. Rosenberg for legislation relative to indemnification of University of Massachusetts Police. The Judiciary. Stanley C. Rosenberg
9 S786 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 786) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Michael R. Knapik for legislation relative to employee records. The Judiciary. Richard J. Ross
10 S795 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 795) of Karen E. Spilka, William Smitty Pignatelli, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect engineers, architects, environmental professionals, landscape architects, planners, land surveyors, licensed site professionals, and contractors who render voluntary services at the scene of a disaster or catastrophe. The Judiciary. Karen E. Spilka
11 H27 So much of the recommendations of the Commission on Uniform State Laws (House, No. 26) as relates to making uniform the law regarding trade secrets. The Judiciary. NONE
12 H32 So much of the recommendations of the Commission on Uniform State Laws (House, No. 26) as relates to revising the Uniform Arbitration Act for commercial disputes. The Judiciary. NONE
13 H1170 By Ms. Andrews of Orange, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1170) of Denise Andrews and Cory Atkins relativ to claims for damages by homeowners against municipalities. The Judiciary. Denise Andrews
14 H1206 By Mr. Binienda of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1206) of John J. Binienda and Michael O. Moore relative to the civil liability of drug dealers. The Judiciary. John J. Binienda
15 H1211 By Messrs. Bradley of Hingham and O'Flaherty of Chelsea, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1211) of Garrett J. Bradley and Eugene L. O'Flaherty relative to certain judicial procedures. The Judiciary. Garrett J. Bradley
Eugene L. O'Flaherty
16 H1212 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1212) of Garrett J. Bradley and Eugene L. O'Flaherty 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
17 H1213 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1213) of Garrett J. Bradley, Eugene L. O'Flaherty and Claire D. Cronin relative to allowing reasonable evaluation of civil damage claims. The Judiciary. Garrett J. Bradley
18 H1214 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1214) of Garrett J. Bradley and Eugene L. O'Flaherty relative to simpify administrative aspect of evidentary use of medical information. The Judiciary. Garrett J. Bradley
19 H1216 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1216) of Garrett J. Bradley and James M. Cantwell relative to punitive damages. The Judiciary. Garrett J. Bradley
20 H1225 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1225) of Garrett J. Bradley and Thomas J. Calter for legislation to protect intellectual property and trade secrets to promote economic development and job creation. The Judiciary. Garrett J. Bradley
21 H1229 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1229) of Michael D. Brady and others relative to providing indemnity from prosecution for probation officers and court officers employed by the Trial Court. The Judiciary. Michael D. Brady
22 H1242 By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1242) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to frivolous lawsuits with malicious intent. The Judiciary. Thomas J. Calter
23 H1254 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1254) of Tackey Chan and Raymond McGrath for legislation to provide equitable rights to indemnity for public employees from personal financial loss and expenses. The Judiciary. Tackey Chan
24 H1267 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1267) of Nick Collins and others relative to claims against the Commonwealth regarding gross negligence. The Judiciary. Nick Collins
25 H1271 By Mr. Conroy of Wayland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1271) of Thomas P. Conroy relative to the disposition of class action unclaimed funds or property. The Judiciary. Thomas P. Conroy
26 H1285 By Mr. deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1285) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo, Sheila C. Harrington and Thomas J. Calter relative to protecting certain persons rendering emergency care from liability. The Judiciary. Viriato Manuel deMacedo
27 H1317 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1317) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for legislation to regulate debt collection activity. The Judiciary. Linda Dorcena Forry
28 H1318 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1318) of Linda Dorcena Forry 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
29 H1326 By Mr. Fresolo of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1326) of John P. Fresolo, Thomas J. Calter and John H. Rogers for legislation providing indemnity for certain police and firefighters. The Judiciary. John P. Fresolo
30 H1339 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1339) of William C. Galvin and Louis L. Kafka relative to patient safety, medical error reporting and medical malpractice. The Judiciary. William C. Galvin
31 H1340 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1340) 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
32 H1341 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1341) of Sean Garballey and others relative to actions against health clubs or their employees that arise in connection with the use or non-use of defibrillators. The Judiciary. Sean Garballey
33 H1363 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1363) of Anne M. Gobi and Kevin J. Kuros for legislation to exempt dog training areas from civil or criminal action relating to noise pollution. The Judiciary. Anne M. Gobi
34 H1368 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1368) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and Ryan C. Fattman for legislation to further regulate tort actions brought against charities and employee organizations. The Judiciary. Thomas A. Golden, Jr.
35 H1403 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1403) 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.
36 H1451 By Mr. Kuros of Uxbridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1451) of Kevin J. Kuros and others for legislation to change the interest rate on treble damages. The Judiciary. Kevin J. Kuros
37 H1453 By Mr. Kuros of Uxbridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1453) of Kevin J. Kuros and others for legislation to exempt businesses donating to food banks from liability for civil damages. The Judiciary. Kevin J. Kuros
38 H1459 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1459) of Jason M. Lewis relative to prejudgment interest rates on damages awarded in tort actions and contract actions. The Judiciary. Jason Lewis
39 H1482 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1482) of Timothy R. Madden, Cleon H. Turner and Aaron Vega for legislation to allow private arbitration for all parties involved in residential contracting. The Judiciary. Timothy R. Madden
40 H1485 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1485) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to exempt health care providers from liability when rendering certain emergency care. The Judiciary. Elizabeth A. Malia
41 H1503 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1503) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the liability of farmers' markets. The Judiciary. Paul McMurtry
42 H1504 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1504) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the donations of leftover food by restaurants and cafeterias. The Judiciary. Paul McMurtry
43 H1550 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1550) of Alice Hanlon Peisch relative to the awarding of costs and attorney’s fees. The Judiciary. Alice Hanlon Peisch
44 H1555 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1555) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to criminal complaints for failure to comply with certain lead poisoning regulations. The Judiciary. Alice Hanlon Peisch
45 H1560 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1560) of George N. Peterson, 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. George N. Peterson, Jr.
46 H1570 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1570) of Denise Provost relative to liablity for injuries or damages sustained upon public ways by reason of snow or ice. The Judiciary. Denise Provost
47 H1573 By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1573) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. relative to contracts between court reporters and attorneys or parties having a financial interest in actions. The Judiciary. Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.
48 H1576 By Ms. Reinstein of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1576) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein relative to the tort liability of hospitals. The Judiciary. Kathi-Anne Reinstein
49 H1585 By Mr. Rosa of Leominster (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1585) of Elmir Simov relative to the right of a trial by jury for unfair and deceptive practices. The Judiciary. Dennis A. Rosa
50 H1587 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1587) of Byron Rushing and others relative to the enforcement of certain civil rights laws. The Judiciary. Byron Rushing
51 H1598 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1598) of Tom Sannicandro and Chris Walsh relative to restricting legal action against certain credit card consumers . The Judiciary. Tom Sannicandro
52 H1602 By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1602) of Angelo M. Scaccia relative to limited civil liability for sports officials. The Judiciary. Angelo M. Scaccia
53 H1606 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1606) of Paul A. Schmid, III, Chris Walsh and Denise Provost for legislation to impose a penalty for the destruction of crops and agricultural property. The Judiciary. Paul A. Schmid, III
54 H1607 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1607) of John W. Scibak and Michael O. Moore for legislation relative to indemnification of University of Massachusetts Police. The Judiciary. John W. Scibak
55 H1629 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1629) of Thomas M. Stanley and others for legislation to limit the time within which certain legal actions may be taken against appraisers. The Judiciary. Thomas M. Stanley
56 H1633 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1633) of William M. Straus for legislation to authorize the Attorney General of the Commonwealth to represent county sheriffs in all suits and civil proceedings. The Judiciary. William M. Straus
57 H1678 By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1678) of Steven M. Walsh for legislation to clarify the reporting of medical liability claims. The Judiciary. Steven M. Walsh
58 H1682 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1682) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to provide immunity from civil liability for persons providing employee references to prospective employers. The Judiciary. Martha M. Walz
59 H1687 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1687) of Daniel B. Winslow relative to plaintiffs in consumer protection actions. The Judiciary. Daniel B. Winslow

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