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William F. Welch
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Boston, MA 02133 
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SENATE

CALENDAR FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015

[The Senate will meet at one o’clock P.M.]  


ORDERS OF THE DAY


           2.  [H. 2017] Order (H.) relative to Joint Rules governing the 2015-2016 Legislative sessions (House, No. 2017, amended). [Question on adoption.]
           [Amended by the House by striking out the second paragraph of Rule 4 in its entirety and insert in place thereof the following:-
           “A vote of a joint standing committee to give legislation a favorable or adverse report shall be conducted by a roll call upon request of 2 committee members present at the committee meeting.  Such votes shall be recorded on appropriate forms that show all votes for and against the particular committee action; provided that votes may also be recorded in LAWS.  The record of all such roll calls shall be kept in the offices of the committee and shall be posted on the website of the General Court within 48 hours of the vote for public inspection. The records of all such roll calls shall be kept in the offices of the committee for the duration of the General Court during which said vote was recorded, and shall be available for public inspection upon reasonable notice and during regular office hours.”; and by striking proposed rule 7C in its entirety, and inserting in place thereof the following:-
           “7C. The approval vote required to file a petition the operation of which is restricted to a particular city or town pursuant to the provisions of Section 8 of Article LXXXIX of the Amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth shall not expire, and no additional vote shall be required to file a petition unless a vote to rescind such approval is passed by the voters of a city or town, or the mayor and city council or other legislative body of a city, or the board of selectman and the town meeting or other legislative body of a town”.]
           [The committee on Rules (Montigny) recommends that the order be amended by striking out the text and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 7.]