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Event Detail – Joint Committee on the Judiciary

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Event Date:11/13/2013

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Item Bill Number Bill Title Sponsor
1 S630 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 630) of William N. Brownsberger for legislation relative to counsel appointed to habitual offender cases. The Judiciary. William N. Brownsberger
2 S632 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 632) of William N. Brownsberger for legislation relative to interest for pecuniary judgements. The Judiciary. William N. Brownsberger
3 S637 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 637) of Gale D. Candaras for legislation relative to additional fees on criminal cases. The Judiciary. Gale D. Candaras
4 S639 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 639) of Gale D. Candaras and Cleon H. Turner for legislation relative to the rate of compensation paid to court appointed attorneys. The Judiciary. Gale D. Candaras
5 S646 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 646) of Katherine M. Clark, Thomas M. Stanley, Kay Khan, Colleen M. Garry and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide further protection for grand jurors. The Judiciary. Katherine M. Clark
6 S651 By Ms. Clark (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 651) of Norma Powell for legislation to reform the judicial system. The Judiciary. Katherine M. Clark
7 S653 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 653) of Katherine M. Clark and James J. Dwyer for legislation relative to the service of civil process. The Judiciary. Katherine M. Clark
8 S662 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 662) of Cynthia S. Creem, Kay Khan and Patricia D. Jehlen for legislation relative to costs of appeals by the Commonwealth. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
9 S665 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 665) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to certain fraudulent instruments filed in the land court . The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
10 S670 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 670) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation to improve juror service. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
11 S671 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 671) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation to improve juror service responses. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
12 S672 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 672) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to appellate jurisdiction. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
13 S673 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 673) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to court cost of indigent persons. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
14 S677 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 677) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to judicial disqualification. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
15 S680 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 680) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to certain proceedings relating to corporations. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
16 S681 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 681) of Cynthia S. Creem for legistlation to regulate notaries public to protect consumers. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
17 S686 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 686) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to supplementary process. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
18 S687 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 687) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to insubstantial, frivolous or bad faith claims in district and municipal courts. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
19 S688 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 688) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation to permit independent enforcement of restitution orders in criminal cases. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
20 S689 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 689) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation to authorize transfer of supplementary proceedings when the judgment debtor moves to another district. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
21 S691 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 691) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation to clarify the venue of prosecution for larceny by check. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
22 S695 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 695) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to the jurisdiction of the Suffolk County Housing Court. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
23 S696 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 696) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to small claims. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
24 S699 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 699) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to attachments upon trustees. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
25 S707 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 707) of Cynthia S. Creem for legislation to require that judgements for money damages be reported. The Judiciary. Cynthia S. Creem
26 S717 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 717) of Sal N. DiDomenico and Benjamin Swan for legislation relative to the advisory board to the justices of the supreme judicial court. The Judiciary. Sal N. DiDomenico
27 S725 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 725) of James B. Eldridge, Michael O. Moore, William N. Brownsberger, Denise Andrews and other members of the General Court for legislation to expunge the records of persons falsely accused and juveniles. The Judiciary. James B. Eldridge
28 S734 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 734) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Michael R. Knapik, Jennifer E. Benson, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the criminal history systems board. The Judiciary. Jennifer L. Flanagan
29 S737 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 737) of Jennifer L. Flanagan for legislation to transfer assistant clerk magistrates. The Judiciary. Jennifer L. Flanagan
30 S738 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 738) of Jennifer L. Flanagan relative to the Board of Bar Overseers annual registration fees. The Judiciary. Jennifer L. Flanagan
31 S752 By Mr. Kennedy, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 752) of Thomas P. Kennedy for legislation relative to jury service. The Judiciary. Thomas P. Kennedy
32 S773 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 773) of Michael O. Moore for legislation to allow local wetlands bylaw decisions to be appealed in court. The Judiciary. Michael O. Moore
33 S778 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 778) of Michael J. Rodrigues for legislation to expedite the transfer of cases to the permit session of land court . The Judiciary. Michael J. Rodrigues
34 S779 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 779) of Michael J. Rodrigues for legislation relative to certain appeals in the Superior Court and the Land Court. The Judiciary. Michael J. Rodrigues
35 S781 By Mr. Rosenberg (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 781) of Deb Parker for legislation relative to small claims. The Judiciary. Stanley C. Rosenberg
36 S800 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 800) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to record court proceedings. The Judiciary. Bruce E. Tarr
37 S821 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 821) of Bruce E. Tarr and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation relative to Consumer Legal Equalization Act. The Judiciary. Bruce E. Tarr
38 S828 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 828) of James E. Timilty for legislation relative to essential regional services. The Judiciary. James E. Timilty
39 S830 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 830) of James E. Timilty for legislation to promote public safety through the equitable allocation of funding for prosecutors and public defenders in the Commonwealth. The Judiciary. James E. Timilty
40 S835 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 835) of James E. Timilty, Daniel B. Winslow and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to municipal safety zones. The Judiciary. James E. Timilty
41 S839 By Mr. Wolf (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 839) of John Lydon for legislation relative to the age limit of certain clerks of courts. The Judiciary. Daniel A. Wolf
42 S840 By Mr. Wolf (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 840) of John Lydon for legislation relative to the assignment of counsel for judges. The Judiciary. Daniel A. Wolf
43 S841 By Mr. Wolf (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 841) of John Lydon for legislation relative to the hours of the District Courts and certain filing fees. The Judiciary. Daniel A. Wolf
44 S842 By Mr. Wolf (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 842) of John Lydon for legislation relative to the Massachusetts Judicial Conference. The Judiciary. Daniel A. Wolf
45 H33 So much of the recommendations of the Commission on Uniform State Laws (House, No. 26) as relates to making uniform certain aspects of mediation. The Judiciary. NONE
46 H34 So much of the recommendations of the Commission on Uniform State Laws (House, No. 26) as relates to establishing uniform collaborative law. The Judiciary. NONE
47 H35 So much of the recommendations of the Commission on Uniform State Laws (House, No. 26) as relates to revising the law recognizing foreign court money judgments. The Judiciary. NONE
48 H1187 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1187) of Ruth B. Balser and Colleen M. Garry for legislation to establish the uniform enforcement of foreign judgments. The Judiciary. Ruth B. Balser
49 H1201 By Mr. Binienda of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1201) of John J. Binienda relative to community service to expedite the sealing of delinquency records. The Judiciary. John J. Binienda
50 H1222 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1222) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to audiovisual judicial depositions. The Judiciary. Garrett J. Bradley
51 H1228 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1228) of Michael D. Brady and others for legislation to provide four additional assistant clerks in Plymouth County. The Judiciary. Michael D. Brady
52 H1235 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1235) of Antonio F. D. Cabral, Jason M. Lewis and Martha M. Walz for legislation to include court administrative records in the law defining public records. The Judiciary. Antonio F. D. Cabral
53 H1240 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford and Senator Rodrigues, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1240) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to fund youth courts. The Judiciary. Antonio F. D. Cabral
Michael J. Rodrigues
54 H1245 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1245) of James M. Cantwell and F. Jay Barrows for legislation to exempt family members of murder victims from jury service. The Judiciary. James M. Cantwell
55 H1253 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1253) of Tackey Chan relative to the payment of interest after arbitration. The Judiciary. Tackey Chan
56 H1286 By Mr. deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1286) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo and others relative to expenses and financing of the judicial system. The Judiciary. Viriato Manuel deMacedo
57 H1290 By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1290) of Geoff Diehl, Ryan C. Fattman and Kevin J. Kuros relative to naturalization proceedings. The Judiciary. Geoff Diehl
58 H1298 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1298) of James J. Dwyer and others for legislation to increase the limit of damages allowable for the service of a writ or other process by certain constables. The Judiciary. James J. Dwyer
59 H1300 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1300) of John Donovan relative to court filing fees for noncriminal offenses. The Judiciary. James J. Dwyer
60 H1310 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1310) of John V. Fernandes relative to requiring certain notices by the Commissioner of Probation be made concerning requests to seal records of criminal court appearances or dispositions. The Judiciary. John V. Fernandes
61 H1311 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1311) of John V. Fernandes and David M. Nangle for legislation to establish a fee for requests to seal criminal records. The Judiciary. John V. Fernandes
62 H1323 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1323) of Gloria L. Fox and others for legislation to permit purging of juveniles delinquency records. The Judiciary. Gloria L. Fox
63 H1324 By Representatives Fox of Boston and Barrows of Mansfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1324) of Gloria L. Fox and F. Jay Barrows for legislation to designate the courthouse in the Roxbury section of the city of Boston as the Edward O. Gourdin Courthouse. The Judiciary. Gloria L. Fox
F. Jay Barrows
64 H1325 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1325) of Gloria L. Fox and others relative to the sealing of youthful offender and the expungement of juvenile records. The Judiciary. Gloria L. Fox
65 H1337 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1337) of William C. Galvin and others relative to fees by paid to the Registry of Deeds. The Judiciary. William C. Galvin
66 H1346 By Ms. Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1346) of Colleen M. Garry relative to a court approved parent education program in certain probate proceedings. The Judiciary. Colleen M. Garry
67 H1372 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1372) of Patricia A. Haddad, Benjamin Swan and Alice Hanlon Peisch relative to protecting the personal information of persons on jurors lists. The Judiciary. Patricia A. Haddad
68 H1373 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1373) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to the selection and qualification of jurors. The Judiciary. Patricia A. Haddad
69 H1374 By Ms. Harrington of Groton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1374) of Sheila C. Harrington and others relative to the sittings of the Middlesex County Probate Court. The Judiciary. Sheila C. Harrington
70 H1375 By Ms. Harrington of Groton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1375) of Sheila C. Harrington, Denise Andrews and Keiko M. Orrall for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the feasibility of organizing the Trial Court by combining efforts, resources and functions of the various court departments. The Judiciary. Sheila C. Harrington
71 H1387 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1387) of Kevin G. Honan relative to site plan judicial review. The Judiciary. Kevin G. Honan
72 H1389 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1389) of Randy Hunt, Brian R. Mannal and Cleon H. Turner relative to increasing bail fees. The Judiciary. Randy Hunt
73 H1390 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1390) of Randy Hunt relative to the judicial Advisory Committee on Personnel Standards. The Judiciary. Randy Hunt
74 H1391 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1391) of Randy Hunt and Brian R. Mannal relative to Judicial Advisory Board clerks. The Judiciary. Randy Hunt
75 H1392 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1392) of Randy Hunt and Brian R. Mannal relative to the jury management advisory committee. The Judiciary. Randy Hunt
76 H1401 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1401) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to excusing certain sole owners of businesses from jury service. The Judiciary. Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
77 H1410 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1410) of Louis L. Kafka and William C. Galvin relative to certain providers of health care services being exempt from jury duty. The Judiciary. Louis L. Kafka
78 H1411 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1411) of Louis L. Kafka relative to requiring that court proceedings necessary to satisfy executions on judgments take place in the jurisdiction of judgment holders. The Judiciary. Louis L. Kafka
79 H1417 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1417) of Louis L. Kafka and James E. Timilty relative to the public availability of prospective juror lists. The Judiciary. Louis L. Kafka
80 H1418 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1418) of Louis L. Kafka and William C. Galvin relative to the jurisdiction of the Stoughton District Court. The Judiciary. Louis L. Kafka
81 H1420 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1420) of Jay R. Kaufman and Michael Barrett relative to the jurisdiction of the various divisions of the Housing Court Department. The Judiciary. Jay R. Kaufman
82 H1425 By Representative Keenan of Salem and Senator Lovely, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1425) of John D. Keenan and Joan Lovely for legislation to designate the Essex Probate and Family Court in Salem as the Thaddeus Buczko Building. The Judiciary. John D. Keenan
Joan B. Lovely
83 H1461 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1461) of David Paul Linsky and David M. Rogers relative to salaries and appointments of certain personnel within the offices of the district attorneys of the Commonwealth. The Judiciary. David Paul Linsky
84 H1462 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1462) of David Paul Linsky that the Board of Bar Overseers be prohibited from assessing an annual registration fee for attorneys who retire from the practice of law. The Judiciary. David Paul Linsky
85 H1484 By Mr. Mahoney of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1484) of John J. Mahoney relative to Board of Bar Overseers annual registration fees. The Judiciary. John J. Mahoney
86 H1514 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1514) of James M. Murphy relative to the salaries of certain justices of the Appeals Court or the Trial Court. The Judiciary. James M. Murphy
87 H1571 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1571) of Denise Provost relative to attorney’s fees. The Judiciary. Denise Provost
88 H1586 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1586) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others relative to the electronic publication of certain legal notices by government entities. The Judiciary. Jeffrey N. Roy
89 H1599 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1599) of Tom Sannicandro relative to regulating notarization to allow for electronic notaries. The Judiciary. Tom Sannicandro
90 H1609 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1609) of John W. Scibak relative to the appointment of a first assistant clerk for the Juvenile Court of Franklin and Hampshire counties. The Judiciary. John W. Scibak
91 H1625 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1625) of Theodore C. Speliotis for legislation to transfer the jurisdiction of the towns of Danvers and Middleton from the Salem District Court to the Peabody District Court. The Judiciary. Theodore C. Speliotis
92 H1631 By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1631) of Ellen Story and Daniel B. Winslow relative to the compensation of judicial officers and cost-of-living adjustments. The Judiciary. Ellen Story
93 H1635 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1635) of William M. Straus relative to the compensation of judicial stenographers and transcribers. The Judiciary. William M. Straus
94 H1642 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1642) of Benjamin Swan for legislation to establish standards of conduct for district attorneys subject to the jurisdiction of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Judicial Court. The Judiciary. Benjamin Swan
95 H1649 By Mr. Toomey of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1649) of Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. relative to membership of the Advisory Board to the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court. The Judiciary. Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.
96 H1650 By Mr. Toomey of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1650) of Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. relative to increases the maximum fee charged by any person authorized to take bail . The Judiciary. Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.
97 H1652 By Mr. Toomey of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1652) of Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. relative to the advisory committee on personnel standards of the Trial Court. The Judiciary. Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.
98 H1671 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1671) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to include Framingham in the Worcester Division of the Housing Court Department. The Judiciary. Chris Walsh
99 H1681 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1681) of Martha M. Walz, Kay Khan and Cory Atkins for legislation to raise the maximum age for jurors. The Judiciary. Martha M. Walz
100 H3230 By Mr. Sullivan of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3230) of David B. Sullivan relative to fees for electronic citations in district courts. The Judiciary. David B. Sullivan
101 H3312 By Mr. Finn of West Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3312) of Michael J. Finn for legislation to create the position of deputy assistant registers in the Hampden County probate court. The Judiciary. Michael J. Finn
102 H3572 By Messrs. Binienda of Worcester and Naughton of Clinton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John J. Binienda and others relative to the compensation of the chief probation officers of the Trial Court. The Judiciary. John J. Binienda
Harold P. Naughton, Jr.
103 H3691 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Josh S. Cutler relative to the calculation of interest paid by local governments in certain judicial actions. The Judiciary. Josh S. Cutler
104 H1519 By Mr. Murphy of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1519) of Kevin J. Murphy relative to the closing of courthouses during inclement weather. The Judiciary. Kevin J. Murphy
105 H1541 By Mr. O'Flaherty of Chelsea, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1541) of Eugene L. O'Flaherty for legislation to provide an additional justice for the northeastern division of the Housing Court. The Judiciary. Eugene L. O'Flaherty
106 S1913 By Mr. Rush, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to the designation of deputy assistant clerks of the courts. The Judiciary. Michael F. Rush
107 H3747 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Nick Collins relative to the appointment of deputy assistant clerks of the courts. The Judiciary. Nick Collins

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