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SENATE

CALENDAR FOR SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2016

[The Senate will meet at eleven o’clock A.M.]

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[Joint Session will be held on
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at one o’clock P.M.]

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ORDERS OF THE DAY

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SECOND READING MATTERS.

           326. [H. 3966] Bill (H.) relative to certain land in the town of Plymouth (House, No. 3966). 2d.
           [Local approval received.]
           [From the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.]

           327. [H. 4051] Bill (H.) making a corrective change for a certain reserve fund in the town of Hingham (House, No. 4051). 2d. 
           [Local approval received.]
           [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

           328. [H. 4316] Bill (H.) relative to the town administrator in the town of Hingham (House, No. 4316). 2d.
           [Local approval received.]
           [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

           329. [H. 4379] Bill (H.) authorizing the change of use of certain park land in the town of South Hadley (House, No. 4379, amended). 2d. 
           [Local approval received.]
           [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]
           [Amended by the House in section 1, in line 5, by inserting after the figures: “27” the words: “, so that it may be used for general municipal purposes, including resale”.]

            339. [S. 71] Bill promoting restorative justice practices (Senate, No. 71). 2d. [Flanagan.]
            [From the committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.]
            [The committee on Ways and Means (Spilka) recommends that the bill be amended by substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2467).]

            340. [S. 992] Bill relative to the creative economy (Senate, No. 992). 2d. [Wolf.]
            [On House, Nos. 1681, 1776 and 3458.]
            [From the committee on Labor and Workforce Development.]
            [The committee on Ways and Means (Spilka) recommends that the bill be amended by substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2451).]
            [Senator Donnelly dissents.]
            [From the committee on RulesMontigny.]

            [Mr. Rodrigues moves to amend the pending new draft by striking SECTION 1 and inserting the following new sections:-
            SECTION 1. Section 148B of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the paragraph designation “(a)” in line 1, the following numeral:-  (1)
            SECTION 2.  Said section 148B of said chapter 149, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “performed.”, in line 11, the following words:- (a)(2) An individual who has pre-registered as a payroll-taxpaying entity with the Department of Revenue and has attested that said registration is being provided “voluntarily and free from coercion by any person or entity” shall be considered to have satisfied test (2) in (a)(1) above if the contract for work:
            (1) Provides compensation that equals or exceeds $30 per hour, or $1,200 per week, or $5,160 per month, or
            (2) Involves either: a) the provision of services requiring professional certification or licensure and the individual possesses such certification or licensure; or b) conducting business in a franchise relationship subject to the rules and regulations of the Federal Trade Commission, and the relationship complies with those rules and regulations, or    
            (3) Provides for work that by occupational definition consistently requires any of the following: (a) exercise of discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance; (b) advanced knowledge in a field of science or learning; or (c) invention, imagination, intellect, creativity, originality, or talent in a recognized field or artistic or creative endeavor, or    
            (4) Grants the individual either ownership of or copyright to the work product.]

            [Mr. Rodrigues moves to amend pending new draft by inserting after Chapter 93K the following new chapter:

Chapter 93L, Bona Fide Business Entities

            Section 1. A business entity that provides services under a written contract is not an employee for the purposes of Title IX, Taxation, and Title XXI, Labor and Industries, provided that the business entity is bona fide. A business entity will be deemed to be bona fide if it is shown that:
            (a) The business entity is registered as such with the Secretary of the Commonwealth and is in good standing;    
            (b) The business entity includes the compensation it receives for the services it renders on federal and applicable state tax schedules as income from an independent business or profession;
            (c) The business entity reports the compensation paid to its employees, if any, to the Internal Revenue Service and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue; and
            (d) The business entity complies with federal and state tax, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, and labor and employment law obligations with respect to its employees.]

            [Messrs. Tarr, Wolf, deMacedo, Fattman, Humason, OConnor and Ross move to amend the pending new draft by adding the following section:-
            “SECTION 2. There shall be a task force to examine and make recommendations on the independent contractor classification in the commonwealth. The task force shall consist of: the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on labor and workforce development, who shall serve as co-chairs; the secretary of labor and workforce development or a designee; the attorney general or a designee; 2 members of the house of representatives, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader; 2 members of the senate, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader; 1 member representing Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Inc.; 1 member representing Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.; 1 member representing Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, Inc.; 1 member representing Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts, Inc.; 1 member representing the Massachusetts Building Trades Council; 1 member representing the New England Regional Council of Carpenters; 1 member representing the Service Employees International Union; 1 member representing Massachusetts High Technology Council, Inc.; 1 member representing the National Federation of Independent Business; 1 member representing Greater Boston Legal Services, Inc.; 1 member representing Community Labor United, Inc.; 1 member representing the Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition; and 1 member representing the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. 
            The task force shall file a report containing its findings and recommendations, including draft legislation necessary to carry out its recommendations, with the clerks of the house of representatives and senate, the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies and the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than June 31, 2017.”.]

            [Mr. Donnelly moves to amend the pending new draft by striking out section 1 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-    
            “SECTION 1. There shall be a task force to examine and make recommendations on the independent contractor classification in the commonwealth. The task force shall consist of: the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on labor and workforce development, who shall serve as co-chairs; the secretary of labor and workforce development or a designee; the attorney general or a designee; 2 members of the house of representatives, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader; 2 members of the senate, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader; 1 member representing Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Inc.; 1 member representing Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.; 1 member representing Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, Inc.; 1 member representing Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts, Inc.; 1 member representing the Massachusetts Building Trades Council; 1 member representing the New England Regional Council of Carpenters; 1 member representing the Service Employees International Union; 1 member representing the Massachusetts AFL-CIO; 1 member representing Greater Boston Legal Services; 1 member representing Community Labor United; 1 member representing the  Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition; 1 member representing the National Federation of Independent Businesses Massachusetts; and 1 member representing the Massachusetts High Technology Council.
            The task force shall file a report containing its findings and recommendations, including draft legislation necessary to carry out its recommendations, with the clerks of the house of representatives and senate, the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies and the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than June 30, 2017.”]

            [Messrs. Tarr, deMacedo, Fattman, Humason, OConnor and Ross move to amend the bill by inserting at the end thereof the following new section:-
            “SECTION_. SECTION 1. Section 148B of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the paragraph designation “(a)” in line 1, the following numeral:-  (1)
            Section 2.  Said section 148B of said chapter 149, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “performed.”, in line 11, the following words:- (a)(2) An individual who has pre-registered as a payroll-taxpaying entity with the Department of Revenue and has attested that said registration is being provided “voluntarily and free from coercion by any person or entity” shall be considered to have satisfied test (2) in (a)(1) above if the contract for work:
            (1) Provides compensation that equals or exceeds $30 per hour, or $1,200 per week, or $5,160 per month, or
            (2) Involves either: a) the provision of services requiring professional certification or licensure and the individual possesses such certification or licensure; or b) conducting business in a franchise relationship subject to the rules and regulations of the Federal Trade Commission, and the relationship complies with those rules and regulations, or
            (3) Provides for work that by occupational definition consistently requires any of the following: (a) exercise of discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance; (b) advanced knowledge in a field of science or learning; or (c) invention, imagination, intellect, creativity, originality, or talent in a recognized field or artistic or creative endeavor, or
            (4) Grants the individual either ownership of or copyright to the work product.]

            341. [S. 2465] Bill concerning sexual violence on higher education campuses (Senate, No. 2465). 2d. [Spilka.]
            [On Senate, No. 679.]
            [From the committee on Ways and Means.]
            [Estimated cost: $1,000,000.]

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            322. [H. 4351] Bill establishing a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program (printed as House, No. 4351). [Question on ordering to a third reading.] [Wolf.]
            [On Senate, No. 1008 and House, Nos. 809 and 1718.]
            [From the committee on Labor and Workforce Development.]
            [The committee on Ways and Means (Spilka) recommends that the bill be amended substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2446).]
           [Estimated cost: $2,000,000.]
           [Bond Authorization: $10,000,000.]
            [Senator O’Connor Ives dissents.]

            [Mr. Moore and Ms. Gobi move to amend the pending new draft by inserting, after section _____ , the following new section:-
            “SECTION ____.  Section 2 of chapter 151 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the definition of “Department” the following definition:- ''Employer'', as provided in subsection (i) of section 1 of chapter 151A.””]

            [Mr. Rush moves to amend the pending new draft in line 50, by striking out the word:- “or” and inserting after the word “member” the following:- “, or (iii) because of any qualifying exigency under the family and medical leave act, 29 U.S.C.S § 2612(a)(1)(e) arising out of the fact that the family member of the employee is on active duty in the armed forces of the United States.” ]

            [Mr. Ross moves to amend the pending new draft by inserting after section __ the following new section:-
            “SECTION __. Section 12 of chapter 156C, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking subsection (d) and inserting in place thereof the following:-
            (d) The fee for the filing of the certificate of organization required by subsection (a) shall be five hundred dollars. The fee for the filing of the annual report required by subsection (c) shall be five hundred dollars, except as provided in subsection (e). Such fees shall be paid to the state secretary at the time the certificate of organization or the annual report is filed.
            (e) The fee for the filing of the certificate of organization required by subsection (a) for a limited liability company with 6 employees or fewer shall be two hundred and fifty dollars. The fee for the filing of the annual report required by subsection (c) for a limited liability company with 6 employees or fewer shall be two hundred and fifty dollars. Such fees shall be paid to the state secretary at the time the annual report is filed.”]

            [Mr. Tarr moves to amend the pending new draft by inserting, after section__, the following new sections:-
            “SECTION AA. Subsection (c) of section 3 of chapter 63B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first and second sentences and inserting in place thereof the following 3 sentences:- For purposes of this chapter, there shall be 4 required installments for each taxable year, except as otherwise provided by this chapter. The first installment shall be paid on or before the fifteenth day of the third month of the taxable year; the second installment shall be paid on or before the fifteenth day of the sixth month of the taxable year; the third installment shall be paid on or before the fifteenth day of the ninth month of the taxable year; and the fourth installment shall be paid on or before the fifteenth day of the twelfth month of the taxable year. The amount of any installment shall be 25 per cent of the required annual payment.
            SECTION BB. Section 4A of said chapter 63B, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 4, the word ‘sixty-five percent’ and inserting in place thereof the following words:- ‘50 per cent’.
            SECTION CC. Said section 4A of said chapter 63B, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 9, the word ‘ten percent’ and inserting in place thereof the following words:- ‘25 per cent’.”]
            [Ms. Chang-Diaz and Mr. Eldridge move to amend the pending new draft by inserting in Section 3 after the definition of "Benefit year" the following:- “ “Bereavement”, leave taken to grieve or make arrangements necessitated by the death of a family member."; and by striking lines 47-50 and inserting in place thereof the following:- "Family care leave", leave taken by an employee from employment to provide care for a family member for 1 of the following reasons: (i) to bond with the employee's child during the first 12 months after the child's birth or the first 12 months after the placement of the child for adoption or foster care with the employee; (ii) a serious health condition of a family member; or (iii) for bereavement following the death of a family member."; and

by inserting after the words "benefit year" in line 96 the following:-

            "to bond with a child or to care for a family member. An employee or independent contractor shall be eligible for a maximum of 1 week of family care leave in a benefit year for bereavement, which shall be in addition to the maximum number of weeks an employee or contractor is eligible to take to care for a family member."; and by inserting after the words "such leave" in line 134 the following:- " ; provided that family care leave for bereavement that immediately follows leave taken in response to a serious health condition of a family member shall not be subject to an additional period of unpaid benefits; provided further that no family care benefits shall be paid during the first 3 consecutive calendar days of bereavement leave that does not immediately follow leave taken in response to a serious health condition of a family member."; and by striking in lines 203-204 and inserting in place thereof the following:-
            "(ii) a statement affirming that the employee is needed to care for a family member or bond with a child, or requires bereavement following the death of a family member.".]

            [Messrs. Tarr, deMacedo, Fattman, Humason, OConnor and Ross move to amend the pending new draft by inserting, after section ___, the following new section: -:
            SECTION_. SECTION 1. Section 148B of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the paragraph designation “(a)” in line 1, the following numeral:-  (1)
            Section 2.  Said section 148B of said chapter 149, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “performed.”, in line 11, the following words:- (a)(2) An individual who has pre-registered as a payroll-taxpaying entity with the Department of Revenue and has attested that said registration is being provided “voluntarily and free from coercion by any person or entity” shall be considered to have satisfied test (2) in (a)(1) above if the contract for work:
            (1) Provides compensation that equals or exceeds $30 per hour, or $1,200 per week, or $5,160 per month, or
            (2) Involves either: a) the provision of services requiring professional certification or licensure and the individual possesses such certification or licensure; or b) conducting business in a franchise relationship subject to the rules and regulations of the Federal Trade Commission, and the relationship complies with those rules and regulations, or
            (3) Provides for work that by occupational definition consistently requires any of the following: (a) exercise of discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance; (b) advanced knowledge in a field of science or learning; or (c) invention, imagination, intellect, creativity, originality, or talent in a recognized field or artistic or creative endeavor, or
            (4) Grants the individual either ownership of or copyright to the work product.]

            [Mr. Tarr moves to amend the pending new draft by inserting after section _ the following section:-
            “SECTION _.   Section 30 of said chapter 151A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (a) in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:
            (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), the total benefits which an unemployed individual may receive during his benefit year shall be an amount equal to thirty-six percent of his wages in the base period, or an amount equal to thirty times his benefit rate, whichever is less, plus dependency benefits payable under section 29; provided, that if in any month the average state-wide unemployment rate for the prior 6 months, as determined by the United States Department of Labor, is equal to or below 5.1 percent, the total benefits which an unemployed individual who then files a claim may receive during his benefit year shall be an amount equal to 36 per cent of his wages in the base period or an amount equal to 26 times his benefit rate, whichever is less, plus dependency benefits payable under said section 29. If such amount includes a fractional part of a dollar, it shall be rounded to the next lower full dollar amount
            SECTION _. Said section 30 of said chapter 151A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-
            (d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), in any period that the average state-wide unemployment rate exceeds 5.1 percent and is below 7.0 percent, an individual’s rights to receive regular benefits under this chapter for any week in excess of 26 times the individual’s weekly benefit amount, plus dependency benefits payable under section 29, shall be dependent on the individual’s participation in an unpaid internship program approved by the commissioner.  An individual may participate and receive a weekly benefit amount in an approved unpaid internship program for 4 weeks in excess of the 26 week benefit period.  For each week in excess of said 26 weeks, in order to receive the corresponding benefits for that week, the individual shall complete a week in such approved internship program. Approved participation in such program shall not result in a decrease in an individual’s regular benefits.  Benefits under this chapter in excess of 26 weeks shall not be conditional upon participation in an unpaid internship if the average state-wide unemployment rate for the prior 6 months is equal to or above 7.1 percent, provided that in no case shall regular benefits be distributed in excess of 30 weeks.”]

            [Ms. Creem moves to amend the pending new draft in Section 3 by inserting after the definition of “Serious health condition” the following new definition:- “Small business employer” an employer with 8 or fewer persons in its employ; and  by inserting in line 96 after the words “benefit year” the following:-  “; provided, however, that an employee of a small business employer shall be eligible for a maximum of 8 weeks of family care leave in a benefit year”; and by inserting in line 98 after the words “benefit year” the following:- “; provided, however, that an employee of a small business employer shall be eligible for temporary disability leave for a maximum of 14 weeks in a benefit year”; and by inserting in line 100 after the words “benefit year” the following:- “; provided, however, that an employee of a small business employer may take an aggregate of not more than 14 weeks of temporary disability leave and family care leave under this chapter in the same benefit year”; and by inserting in line 270 after the words “contractor’s income” the following:- “ ; provided that for small business employers and their employees, such amount shall be proportionate to the reduced length of benefits available to such employees under this chapter”.]

            [Mr. Tarr moves to amend the pending new draft by inserting after SECTION 6 the following new section:-
            “SECTION _. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the sectary of labor and workforce development in consultation with the secretary of housing and economic development shall conduct an economic analysis on the impact of this legislation. Said report shall include but not be limited to an analysis of the economic conditions impacted by the bill, included but not limited to, the economic competitiveness of employers, the impact on unemployment, and the impact of the economic stability of recipients of unemployment benefits in the Commonwealth.
            Said reports shall be made available on the website of the department of unemployment assistance and submitted to the clerks of the house and senate and the joint committee on labor and workforce development. Said act will not go into effect until 60 days after the submission of the economic analysis required under this section.
            And by striking sections 7, 8 and 9 in their entirety.”]

            [Mr. Tarr moves to amend the pending new draft by inserting before SECTION 1 the following:-
            “SECTION __.  Section 27 of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the last paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph: -
            'Any employee claiming to be aggrieved by a violation of this section may, at the expiration of 90 days after the filing of a complaint with the attorney general, or sooner if the attorney general assents in writing, and within 3 years after the said violation, institute and prosecute in his own name and on his own behalf, or for himself and for others similarly situated, a civil action for injunctive relief, for any damages incurred, and for any loss of wages and other benefits.  Any employee so aggrieved and who prevails in such an action shall, if said violation be willful, be awarded triple damages, as liquidated damages, for any loss of wages and other benefits; and the employee shall also be awarded the costs of the litigation and reasonable attorneys' fees; provided, further, that any employee so aggrieved and who prevails in such an action if said violation is not willful, shall be awarded damages as determined by the court for any loss of wages and other benefits; and the employee may also be awarded the costs of the litigation and reasonable attorneys' fees.’
            SECTION __.  Section 27F of said chapter 149, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the last paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph: -
            ‘Any employee claiming to be aggrieved by a violation of this section may, at the expiration of 90 days after the filing of a complaint with the attorney general, or sooner if the attorney general assents in writing, and within 3 years after the said violation, institute and prosecute in his own name and on his own behalf, or for himself and for others similarly situated, a civil action for injunctive relief, for any damages incurred, and for any loss of wages and other benefits.  Any employee so aggrieved and who prevails in such an action shall, if said violation be willful, be awarded triple damages, as liquidated damages, for any loss of wages and other benefits; and the employee shall also be awarded the costs of the litigation and reasonable attorneys' fees; provided, further, that any employee so aggrieved and who prevails in such an action if said violation is not willful, shall be awarded damages as determined by the court for any loss of wages and other benefits; and the employee may also be awarded the costs of the litigation and reasonable attorneys' fees.’
            SECTION __.  Section 27G of said chapter 149, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the last paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph: -
            ‘Any employee claiming to be aggrieved by a violation of this section may, at the expiration of 90 days after the filing of a complaint with the attorney general, or sooner if the attorney general assents in writing, and within 3 years after the said violation, institute and prosecute in his own name and on his own behalf, or for himself and for others similarly situated, a civil action for injunctive relief, for any damages incurred, and for any loss of wages and other benefits.  Any employee so aggrieved and who prevails in such an action shall, if said violation be willful, be awarded triple damages, as liquidated damages, for any loss of wages and other benefits; and the employee shall also be awarded the costs of the litigation and reasonable attorneys' fees; provided, further, that any employee so aggrieved and who prevails in such an action, if said violation is not willful, shall be awarded damages as determined by the court for any loss of wages and other benefits; and the employee may also be awarded the costs of the litigation and reasonable attorneys' fees.’
            SECTION __.  Section 27H of said chapter 149, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the last paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph: -
            ‘Any employee claiming to be aggrieved by a violation of this section may, at the expiration of 90 days after the filing of a complaint with the attorney general, or sooner if the attorney general assents in writing, and within 3 years after the said violation, institute and prosecute in his own name and on his own behalf, or for himself and for others similarly situated, a civil action for injunctive relief, for any damages incurred, and for any loss of wages and other benefits.  Any employee so aggrieved and who prevails in such an action shall, if said violation be willful, be awarded triple damages, as liquidated damages, for any loss of wages and other benefits; and the employee shall also be awarded the costs of the litigation and reasonable attorneys' fees; provided, further, that any employee so aggrieved and who prevails in such an action, if said violation is not willful, shall be awarded damages as determined by the court for any loss of wages and other benefits; and the employee may also be awarded the costs of the litigation and reasonable attorneys' fees.’


            SECTION  __. Section 150 of said chapter 149, as so appearing, is heareby amended by striking out the last paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph: -

 


            ‘Any employee claiming to be aggrieved by a violation of sections 33E, 148, 148A, 148B, 150C, 152, 152A or 159C or section 19 of chapter 151 may, at the expiration of 90 days after the filing of a complaint with the attorney general, or sooner if the attorney general assents in writing, and within 3 years after the said violation, institute and prosecute in his own name and on his own behalf, or for himself and for others similarly situated, a civil action for injunctive relief, for any damages incurred, and for any loss of wages and other benefits.  Any employee so aggrieved and who prevails in such an action shall, if said violation be willful, be awarded triple damages, as liquidated damages, for any loss of wages and other benefits; and the employee shall also be awarded the costs of the litigation and reasonable attorneys' fees; provided, further, that any employee so aggrieved and who prevails in such an action, if said violation is not willful, shall be awarded damages as determined by the court for any loss of wages and other benefits; and the employee may also be awarded the costs of the litigation and reasonable attorneys' fees.'"]

 

 

            [Ms. O'Connor Ives moves to amend the pending new draft by striking in Section 3 in line 23 “employer or” from the definition of contributions.]

            [Ms. O'Connor Ives moves to amend the pending new draft by striking in Section 3 in line 52 “the employer” from definition of premium.]

            [Mr. Tarr moves to amend the pending new draft by inserting after section _ the following section:-
            Section _.  Section 1 of chapter 151, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following sentence:- Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, no wage more than $1.00 per hour more than the effective federal minimum rate shall be presumed to be oppressive or unreasonable if the employer provides the wage collector family and medical leave as established under Chapter 175M as inserted in this act.]

            [Messrs. Tarr, deMacedo, Fattman, Humason, OConnor and Ross move to amend the new draft SECTION 1. Subsection (a) of section 148B of chapter 149 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the beginning thereof the following words:-
            “Except as provided in subsection (x),”
            SECTION 2.  Said section 148B of said chapter 149, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after subsection (a), the following subsection:
            (x) An individual who is an artist or a freelance writer, editor, proofreader or indexer in the publishing industry shall be considered to be an employee under this chapter and chapter 151 unless:
                  (1) The individual freely and voluntarily identifies, markets, or promotes himself or herself as a freelancer, as self-employed, as a sole proprietor or as an independent business; and                   (2) The individual controls and regularly negotiates the use of the individual’s intellectual property; and
            (iii) The individual meets the federal standards for independent contractors, including but not limited to standards developed by the Internal Revenue Service or the Department of Labor.             SECTION 3.  There shall be a task force to examine and make recommendations on the independent contractor classification in the commonwealth. The task force shall consist of: the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on labor and workforce development, who shall serve as co-chairs; the secretary of labor and workforce development or a designee; the attorney general or a designee; 2 members of the house of representatives, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader; 2 members of the senate, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader; 1 member representing Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Inc.; 1 member representing Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.; 1 member representing Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, Inc.; 1 member representing Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts, Inc.; 1 member representing the Massachusetts Building Trades Council; 1 member representing the New England Regional Council of Carpenters; 1 member representing the Service Employees International Union; 1 member representing Massachusetts High Technology Council, Inc.; 1 member representing the National Federation of Independent Business; 1 member representing Greater Boston Legal Services, Inc.; 1 member representing Community Labor United, Inc.; 1 member representing the Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition; and 1 member representing the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.  
            The task force shall file a report containing its findings and recommendations, including draft legislation necessary to carry out its recommendations, with the clerks of the house of representatives and senate, the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies and the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than June 31, 2017.”.]

            [Mr. Tarr moves to amend the pending new draft by striking in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:-
            “SECTION__.  Chapter 151A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking, in section 24, the first paragraph of subpart (a) and inserting in place thereof the following:-
            (a) Have been paid wages in the base period amounting to at least 40 times the weekly benefit rate; provided, however, that for the period beginning on January first, nineteen hundred and ninety-five the individual has been paid wages in at least two calendar quarters of the base period amounting to at least 40 times the weekly benefit rate; provided, further, that said amount shall be increased annually proportionately, rounding to the nearest one hundred dollars, to any increases which have occurred during the prior calendar year in the minimum wage as set forth in section one of chapter one hundred and fifty-one; and, provided further, that any such increase shall be effective beginning on the first Sunday in January.
            Section__.  Chapter 151A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking, in section 30, subparts (a) and (b) and inserting in place thereof the following:-
            (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), the total benefits which an unemployed individual may receive during his benefit year shall be an amount equal to thirty-six percent of his wages in the base period, or an amount equal to 26 times his benefit rate, whichever is less, plus dependency benefits payable under section 29; provided, however, that if in any month the average local unemployment for the last 12 months, as determined by the United States Department of Labor is equal to or below 5.1 per cent, the total benefits which an unemployed individual who then files a claim may receive during his benefit year shall be an amount equal to 36 per cent of his wages in the base period or an amount equal to 22 times his benefit rate, whichever is less, plus dependency benefits payable under said section 29; provided further that no such reduction in benefit rate from 26 times to 22 times the benefit rate due to the operation of this section shall occur to an individual’s total benefit amount if, in any month during the individual’s benefit year, the requirements of this section have not been met. If such amount includes a fractional part of a dollar, it shall be rounded to the next lower full dollar amount.
            (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), an individual’s rights to receive regular benefits under this chapter for any week in excess of 22 times the individual’s weekly benefit amount, plus dependency benefits payable under section twenty-nine, shall cease for the remainder of the benefit year if such week of unemployment falls in an extended benefit period as defined in paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section thirty A, or as defined in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act of 1991, or any other federal extended unemployment compensation act, as applicable.
            SECTION__.  Chapter 151A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following section:-
            Section 75.  (a) As used in this section, the following words shall, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, have the following meanings:- “Bonding or bond”, to develop a psychological and emotional attachment between a child and his or her parent(s) or persons who stand in loco parentis.  “Child”, a biological, adopted, or foster son or daughter, a stepson or stepdaughter, a legal ward, a son or daughter of a domestic partner, or a son or daughter of an employee who stands in loco parentis to that child. “Department”, the department of unemployment assistance.                         “Employee”, has the meaning described in section 1(h) of this chapter.
            “Federal act”, sections 101 to 105, inclusive, of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, 29 U.S.C. sections 2611 to 2615, inclusive, as it may be amended.  “Newborn child”, a child under one year of age.” “Parent”, a biological, foster, or adoptive parent, a step-parent, a legal guardian, or other person who stands in loco parentis to the employee or the employee’s spouse or domestic partner when he or she was a child.
            “Persons who stand in loco parentis”, persons with day-to-day responsibilities to care for and financially support a child.  A biological or legal relationship is not required. “Serious health condition”, any illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves inpatient care in a hospital, hospice, or residential healthcare facility, or continued treatment or continuing supervision by a licensed healthcare provider.
            (b)  An employee shall be eligible for temporary caregiver benefits if the employee meets the eligibility criteria for unemployment benefits under sections 24(a) and 24A of this chapter and for leave under the federal act; provided, however, that an employer may opt to waive the federal act eligibility criteria in a manner to be determined by the department.  
            (c)  Temporary caregiver benefits are available for any week in which an employee is unable to perform his or her regular and customary work because he or she is:
                  (1) Bonding with a newborn child or a child newly placed for adoption or foster care with the employee; or
                  (2) Caring for a child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, or spouse, who has a serious health condition;
            (d)  Temporary caregiver benefits shall begin January 1, 2018 and be limited to a maximum of 4 weeks per calendar year.  The benefit amount shall be calculated using the weekly benefit rate described in section 29 of this chapter.  Temporary caregiver benefits shall be paid from the Unemployment Compensation Fund.
            (e) If the necessity for temporary caregiver benefits under this section is foreseeable, the employee shall provide the employer and the department at least seven days’ notice before the date the leave is to begin.  If the necessity for leave is not foreseeable, the employee shall provide such notice as is practicable.
            (f) An employer may require that a request for benefits under this section be supported by a certification issued at such time and in such manner as the attorney general may by regulation require.
            (g)  The prohibition on false statements or misrepresentations contained in section 47 of this chapter shall apply to the benefits provided for in this section.
            (h)  The department shall implement and enforce the provisions of this section.   The department shall have the following powers and duties:
                  (1) To promulgate regulations relative to the operation of temporary caregiver benefits;
                  (2) To create all necessary applications and certificates to fulfill the purposes of the temporary caregiver program; and
                  (3) To disseminate information regarding the program and carry out a public education program to inform employees and employers about the availability of benefits under the temporary caregiver program.”]

            [Ms. O'Connor Ives moves to amend the pending new draft by striking in Section 8 in line 245 “employer and”.]

            [Ms. O'Connor Ives moves to amend the pending new draft by striking Section 7.]

            [Ms. Spilka moves to amend the pending new draft in section 3, by striking out, in line 93, the words “1 quarter” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “2 consecutive quarters”; and by striking out section 7 and inserting in place thereof the following 2 sections:-
            “SECTION 7. The department of family and medical leave shall promulgate regulations to implement this act not later than January 1, 2018.
            SECTION 7A. Sections 1, 2 and proposed sections 3 to 9, inclusive, of proposed chapter 175M of the General Laws shall take effect on January 1, 2018.”]

            [Mr. Tarr moves to amend the pending new draft by inserting at the end thereof the following:-
            SECTION_. This act shall require voluntary payment by opting in to family and medical leave program established under this act.]

            [Ms. O'Connor Ives moves to amend the pending new draft by inserting following paragraph (h) the following new paragraph:
            (i) Employers from manufacturing and mining industries with 500 employees or less and employers from nonmanufacturing industries with $7.5 million in average annual receipts are not subject to Chapter 175K.]
           [Laid over under the provisions of Senate Rule 31 – request of Tarr and Humason.]

NOTICE SECTION.

SECOND READING MATTERS.

            342. [S. 2413] Bill authorizing the issuance of a certain license for the retail sale of wine and malt beverages to be consumed on the premises in the town of Westhampton (Senate, No. 2413). 2d. [L’Italien.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.]

           343. [H. 4214] Bill (H.) providing for limited property tax relief for certain elder citizens in the town of Andover (House, No. 4214). 2d.
           
[On House, No. 3199.]    
            [Local approval received on House, No. 3199.]
            [From the committee on Revenue.]

           344. [H. 4302] Bill (H.) authorizing the city of Springfield to convert certain park land at Emerson Wight Park (House, No. 4302). 2d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

           345. [H. 4447] Bill (H.) authorizing the town of Orleans to amend a certain conservation restriction (House, No. 4447). 2d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

THIRD READING MATTERS.

            25. [S. 1066] Bill allowing the city of Everett to increase the fee for lodging house licenses (Senate, No. 1066). 3d. [L’Italien.]  
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            26. [S. 1067] Bill allowing the city of Everett to increase the fee for second class motor dealers licenses (Senate, No. 1067). 3d. [L’Italien.]  
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            32. [S. 1940] Bill authorizing the relocation, replacement, reconstruction and maintenance of a piling supported building in the town of Newbury (Senate, No. 1940). 3d. [L’Italien.]  
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            46. [H. 3561] Bill (H.) relative to the interest rate on sewer assessments in the town of Stoughton (House, No. 3561). 3d.
            [On House, No. 3268.]
            [Local approval received on House, No. 3268.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            61. [S.1078] Bill relative to the charter of the town of Sutton (Senate, No. 1078). 3d.[L’Italien.]  
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

           92. [H. 3598] Bill (H.) relative to preliminary elections for certain offices in the city of Lawrence (House, No. 3598). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Election Laws.]

            110. [H. 3594] Bill (H) authorizing the town of Pembroke to use water supply and conservation land for public way purposes (House, No. 3594). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.]

           124. [H. 3664] Bill (H) authorizing the town of Orleans to lease a certain parcel of land (House, No. 3664). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.] 

            129. [S. 2053] Bill supporting military leave (Senate, No. 2053). 3d.
           
[Substituted by amendment by the Senate on recommendation of the committee on Ways and Means for Senate, No. 1019.]

           150. [S. 1967] Bill relative to the provision of group health insurance benefits in the town of Athol (Senate, No. 1967). 3d. [Timilty.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Public Service.]

            151. [S. 1992] Bill authorizing the town of Milton to establish a special purpose stabilization fund (Senate, No. 1992). 3d. [L’Italien.] 
           
[Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            163. [H. 3948] Bill (H.) authorizing the City of Springfield to transfer certain property to Habitat for Humanity (House, No. 3948). 3d.  
            [On House, No. 3562.]
            [Local approval received on House, No. 3562.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

           202. [S. 1957] Bill providing for recall elections in the town of Erving (Senate, No. 1957). 3d. [Brady.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Election Laws.]

           203. [S. 2042] Bill relative to the Gloucester Fisheries Commission (Senate, No. 2042). 3d. [L’Italien.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]       

            206. [H. 3617] Bill (H.) relative to certain affordable housing in the city of Boston (House, No. 3617). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Housing.]

            207. [H. 3686] Bill (H.) relative to the appointment of special police officers in the town of Bridgewater (House, No. 3686). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Public Service.]

           208. [H. 3924] Bill (H.) relative to the town of Mattapoisett general by-laws (House, No. 3924). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

           212. [H. 3991] Bill (H.) validating action taken by the Martha's Vineyard Refuse Disposal and Resource Recovery District (House, No. 3991). 3d.
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            217. [S. 1937] Bill increasing the exemption for residential property to 30 percent in the town of Nantucket (Senate, No. 1937, changed). 3d. [Rodrigues.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [Changed by the committee on Revenue in section 1, in line 3, by striking out the words: "Class One" and inserting in place thereof the words: "class one"; in line 6, by striking out the words: "Class One" and inserting in place thereof the words: "class one"; and in section 3 by striking out the figure "2015" each time it appears and inserting in place thereof the figure "2016".]

 

            221. [S. 897] Bill relative to Forest Hills Cemetery (Senate, No. 897). 3d. [Brownsberger.]
            [From the committee on the Judiciary.]

            222. [H. 3637] Bill (H.) designating a certain bridge in the city of Boston The Honorable Arthur J. Lewis, Jr. Bridge (House, No. 3637, amended). 3d.
            [From the committee on Transportation.]
            [Amended by the House by striking out, in line 1, the words “The bridge” and inserting in place thereof the following:- Bridge B-16-181(4EN).] 
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            227. [H. 4003] Bill (H.) amending the charter of the city known as the town of Greenfield (House, No. 4003). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            228. [H. 3778] Bill (H.) validating the actions taken at the annual town election held in the town of Dudley (printed in House, No. 3778). 3d.
            [From the committee on Election Laws.]

            237. [S. 1626] Resolve relative to Southern Middlesex County (Senate, No. 1626). 3d. [Lovely.]
            [Representative DuBois of Brockton dissents.]
            [From the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.]

           242. [H. 4014] Bill (H.) authorizing the town administrator of the town of Milton to appoint the police chief (House, No. 4014). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Public Service.] 

            265. [H. 3742] Bill (H.) establishing a year-round market rate rental housing trust fund in the town of Provincetown (House, No. 3742, amended). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]
            [Amended by the House in section 8 by adding the following 2 sentences:-     “For the purposes of this act, the term “market rate” shall mean rental housing that is not restricted to occupancy by low or moderate income households, as those terms are defined in section 38D of chapter 121B of the General Laws; provided, however, that market rate housing may be available for occupancy by households without regard to income and may also include housing subject to maximum income limits to be occupied by households with gross income greater than 80 per cent but not more than 200 per cent of the area median household income as most recently determined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, adjusted for household size. The trust may enact regulations establishing alternative or additional definitions for “market rate”.”]

            266. [H. 4185] Bill (H.) authorizing the town of Acton to grant 16 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages and 6 additional licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4185). 3d.
            [On House, No. 3884.]
            [Local approval received on House, No. 3884.]
            [From the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.]

            267. [H. 4303] Bill (H.) authorizing the establishment of a municipal job creation and retention trust and project mitigation contribution ("linkage") program for job creation and retention in the city of Somerville (House, No. 4303). 3d.
            [On House, No. 3550.]
            [Local approval received on House, No. 3550.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

           272. [S. 2281] Bill authorizing the Town of Windsor to continue the employment of Police Chief Thomas Barnaby (Senate, No. 2281). 3d. [Timilty.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Public Service.]

            273. [H. 3881] Bill (H.) relative to the creation of a renewable energy fund in the town of Dedham (House, No. 3881). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            274. [H. 3957] Bill (H.) relative to the use of a parcel of land in the city of Woburn for recreational purposes (House, No. 3957, amended). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]
            [Amended by the House by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the following text:-
            “SECTION 1. Notwithstanding section 15A of chapter 40 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the land commonly known as the Hurld elementary school and surrounding fields acquired by the city on or about August 12,1954 and located at 75 Bedford Road in the city of Woburn, shown on assessors map 41 as block 9, lot 16, containing 11.27 acres more or less, and shown on a plan entitled “City of Woburn Land Taking School Building” which is recorded in the Middlesex south registry of deeds as Plan No. 1346 of 1954, currently used for educational purposes, shall continue to be under the care, custody and control of the city of Woburn school committee, and shall be used for educational purposes only, until such time as the newly constructed Wyman/Hurld elementary school is completed and all students receiving educational services at the Hurld school have been reassigned to alternative sites within the Woburn school district, at which time the school committee shall vote to authorize the transfer of the care, custody and control of said land to the Woburn recreation commission.
            SECTION 2.   Upon transfer to the Woburn recreation commission, said land shall be used solely for active or passive recreational uses including, but not limited to, community gardens, trails, noncommercial youth and adult sports and park, playground or athletic field purposes; provided, however, that recreational use of such land shall not include horse or dog racing or the use of the land for a stadium, gymnasium or similar structure; and provided, further, that such restriction on the use of said land shall be recorded in the Middlesex south registry of deeds.
            SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.”.]

            275. [H. 4158] Bill (H.) authorizing the town of Rehoboth to transfer a conservation easement on a certain parcel of land (House, No. 4158). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            282. [S. 2291] Bill authorizing the town of Wenham to grant an additional license for the sale of alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 2291). 3d. [L’Italien.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.]

            283. [S. 2300] Bill authorizing the town of Spencer to issue certain bonds for terms of 30 years (Senate, No. 2300). 3d. [L’Italien.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            284. [S. 2319] Bill authorizing the town of Warren to continue the employment of Dennis Desrosiers (Senate, No. 2319). 3d. [Timilty.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Public Service.]

            285. [H. 3344] Bill (H.) relative to the composition of the Salem Board of Health (House, No. 3344). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Health Care Financing.]

            286. [H. 3891] Bill (H.) authorizing the city of Salem to grant one additional license for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises and establishing and economic development fund (House, No. 3891, amended). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.]
            [Amended by the House in section 2, in lines 15 to 20, inclusive, by striking out subsection (a), contained in those lines, and inserting place thereof the following subsection: “(a) The city of Salem shall charge a fee for the grant of an annual license for the sale of wines and malt beverages pursuant to this act, which shall be paid by the licensee at the time of issuance, unless the licensing authority agrees to enter into a contract with the licensee to allow the division of the fee into multiple payments over multiple periods of time.  If the city elects to accept multiple payments over time from a licensee, the option shall be made available, upon request, to all qualified applicants for a license.”]

            288. [H. 4217] Bill (H.) relative to the Robin Reyes Capital Stabilization Fund in the town of Dedham (House, No. 4217, amended). 3d.
            [On House, No. 3882.]
            [Local approval received on House, No. 3882.]
            [From the committee on Revenue.]
            [Amended by the House in section 1, by striking out, in line 3, the words “annually by said town” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “by the town from the state treasurer”.]

            289. [H. 4238] Bill (H.) authorizing the town of Foxborough to grant 2 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4238, amended). 3d.
            [On House, No. 4157.]
            [Local approval received on House, No. 4157.]
            [From the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.]
            [Amended by the House by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the following:-
            “SECTION 1. (a) Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the licensing authority of the town of Foxborough may grant 2 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138 subject to the conditions set forth in this act.
            (b) The licensing authority of the town of Foxborough shall restrict the licenses authorized in this act to business entities located within the site containing a development to be known as Forbes Crossing, as more particularly shown on a plan which is on file with the board of selectmen, hereinafter referred to as the “site”. A license granted pursuant to this act shall be clearly marked on its face “Forbes Crossing Only” and shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.
            (c) Notwithstanding section 12 of said chapter 138, the additional licenses authorized by this act shall be subject to an original license fee of $5,000 in addition to the annual fee for existing all alcoholic beverages or wines and malt beverages licenses, as applicable, in the town of Foxborough due and payable upon the original granting of any such license and also upon the reissuance of such license pursuant to subsection (e) or (f). Said additional $5,000 fee shall be deposited into an economic development account in the town and expended consistently with the purposes of such account.
            (d) Prior to the granting of a license pursuant to this act, the licensing authority of the town of Foxborough shall determine whether an applicant meets the criteria set forth in this act, consistent with the rules and regulations governing licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages promulgated by the licensing authority and all other applicable laws.
            (e) The licensing authority of the town of Foxborough shall not approve the transfer of a license granted pursuant to this act to a location outside the site, but it may grant a license to a new applicant within the site if the applicant files with the licensing authority a letter from the department of revenue and a letter from the department of unemployment assistance indicating that the license is in good standing with those departments and that all applicable taxes, fees and contributions have been paid. 
            (f) If a license granted pursuant to this act is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use, it shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining thereto, to the licensing authority of the town of Foxborough , which may then grant the license to a new applicant at a location within the site under the same conditions set forth in this act.
            SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.”.]             

            290. [H. 4378] Bill (H.) establishing a certain reserve fund in the town of Middleton (House, No. 4378). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.]

           292.  [H. 3714] Bill (H.) authorizing the town of North Andover to grant an additional liquor license for the sale of alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3714). 3d.
            [On House, No. 3597.]
            [From the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.]

           299.  [H. 3569] Bill (H.) relative to the charter of the city of Chelsea (House, No. 3569, amended). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]    
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]
            [Amended by the House by striking out, in line 124, the words “section 10” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “sections 10-1 to 10-6, inclusive”.]

           300. [H. 3629] Bill (H.) relative to certain parcels of land in the town of Wakefield (House, No. 3629). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            301. [H. 3938] Bill (H.) relative to the conveyance of a certain parcel of land in the town of Foxborough to the Foxborough housing authority (House, No. 3938). 3d.
            [From the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.]

           307. [S. 2368] Bill relative to eliminating sub-precinct 9A in the town of Andover (Senate, No. 2368). 3d. [Brady.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committees on Election Laws.]

           308. [H. 4262] Bill (H.) authorizing the city of Holyoke to establish a program for enforcement against illegal dumping (House, No. 4262). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

           309. [H. 4306] Bill (H.) authorizing the city of New Bedford to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4306,amended). 3d.
            [On House, No. 4132.]
            [Local approval received on House, No. 4132.]
            [From the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.]
            [Amended by the House in section 1 by adding the following sentence:- “If the license is returned to the licensing authority pursuant to this subsection, it shall not be reissued.”]

            311. [H. 4479] Bill (H.) authorizing the city of Salem to establish the Salem Harbor Port Authority (House, No. 4479). 3d.
            [On House, No. 3894.]
            [Local approval received on House, No. 3894.]
            [From the committee on Transportation.]

            313. [S. 2189] Bill authorizing the town of Southwick to continue the employment of police chief David Ricardi (Senate, No. 2189). 3d. [Timilty.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Public Service.]

            314. [S. 1953] Bill (H.) providing for recall elections in the town of East Bridgewater (printed as Senate, No. 1953, amended). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Election Laws.]
            [Amended by the House by striking out section 3 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
            “SECTION 3. If the petition filed pursuant to section 2 shall be found and certified by the town clerk to be sufficient, the town clerk shall submit the same with the town clerk’s certificate thereon to the board of selectmen without delay, and the board of selectmen shall forthwith give to said elected officer whose recall is being sought, written notice of the receipt of said certificate and shall, if the officer sought to be removed does not resign within 5 days thereafter, thereupon order a recall election to be held not less than 64 nor more than 90 days after the date the election is called; provided however, that if any other town election is to occur within 100 days after the date of said certificate, the selectmen may, in their discretion, postpone the holding of the removal election to the date of such other election. If a vacancy occurs in said office after a recall election has been ordered, the election shall nevertheless proceed as herein provided.”; and; in section 6 in lines 54, 55 and 56 by striking out the sentence contained in those lines and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- “If the majority of the votes cast upon the question of recall is in the affirmative, the candidate receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared elected.”.]

            315. [H. 3968] Bill (H.) relative to the charter of the town of Plymouth (House, No. 3968). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            317. [S. 2322] Bill providing for recall elections in the town of Hawley (Senate, No. 2322). 3d. [Brady.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Election Laws.]

            318. [S. 2355] Bill relative to the membership of the conservation commission of the town of Sturbridge (Senate, No. 2355). 3d. [L’Italien.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            319. [S. 2397] Bill relative to the leadership and governance of the city known as the town of Agawam (Senate, No. 2397). 3d. [L’Italien.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            331. [H. 3818] Bill (H.) authorizing the city of Springfield to lease certain land (House, No. 3818). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            332. [H. 3895] Bill (H.) increasing access to immunizations (House, No. 3895). 3d.
            [On Senate, No. 1128 and House, No. 2051.]
            [From the committee on Public Health.]
            [From the committee on Rules – Montigny.]           

            333. [H. 4159] Bill (H.) authorizing the change in use of certain park land in the city of Springfield (House, No. 4159). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            334. [H. 4293] Bill (H.) conveying a certain parcel of land on East First Street in the South Boston section of the City of Boston (House, No. 4293, amended). 3d.
            [From the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.]
            [Amended by the House in section 2, in line 25, by inserting after “Boston.” the following sentence: “The Massachusetts Port Authority shall establish the value of the property for both the highest and best use of the property as currently encumbered and for the purposes described in section 1.  The Massachusetts Port Authority shall place notification in the central register of the conveyance, the amount of such transaction and the difference between the calculated value and the price received.”; and, in section 2, in lines 20 to 25, inclusive, by striking out the sentence contained in those lines and inserting in place thereof the following sentence: “Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Port Authority shall convey the portion of the East First Street Buffer shown as “East First Street Improvements Parcel” on the plan entitled “Plan of East First Street Buffer Established by Chapter 153 of the Massachusetts Acts of 2010,” drawn by John A Hammer, II, PLS, dated September 21, 2015, on file with the Massachusetts Port Authority, hereinafter referred to as the plan, and more particularly described in section 3, to the City of Boston.”]

            335. [H. 4328] Bill (H.) relative to the Hampshire Council of Governments (House, No. 4328). 3d.
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            338. [H. 4518] Bill (H.) authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to grant certain easements in the city of Medford and in the town of Winchester (House, No. 4518). 3d.
            [On House, No. 4101.]
            [From the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.]

           346. [H. 1642] Bill (H.) designating the Westfield district courthouse as the John Greaney Courthouse (House, No. 1642). 3d.
           [From the committee on the Judiciary.]

           347. [H. 4308] Bill (H.) providing for transfers of land in Westfield (House, No. 4308, amended). 3d.
           [On House, No. 2840.]
            [From the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.]
            [Amended by the House in section 3, by striking out, in line 29, the figure “3” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “2”.]

            348. [H. 4464] Bill (H.) authorizing the conveyance of a parcel of park land in the city of Salem (House, No. 4464). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            349. [H. 4468] Bill (H.) relative to a certain parcel of land in the City of Boston (House, No. 4468). 3d.
            [On House, No. 4295.]
            [From the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.]

            350. [H. 4508] Bill (H.) authorizing the town of Weston to transfer certain recreation land being portions of Nolte Forest (House, No. 4508). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            351. [H. 4516] Bill (H.) authorizing the grant of an easement to the town of Bourne and to grant to the Department of Fish and Game a conservation restriction on town land (House, No. 4516). 3d.
            [From the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.]

            352. [H. 4519] Bill (H.) authorizing the conveyance of certain property in the town of Stoneham (House, No. 4519). 3d.
            [On House, No. 4294.]
            [From the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.]

            353. [H. 4521] Bill (H.) authorizing the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance to convey certain land in the town of New Salem (House, No. 4521, amended). 3d.
            [On House, No. 4422.]
            [From the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.]
            [Amended by the House in section 2, in line 22, by inserting after the word “days” the word “before”.]

            354. [H. 4522] Bill authorizing the division of capital asset management and maintenance to grant to The Association for Community Living, Inc. certain parcels of land in the city of Springfield (House, No. 4522). 3d.
            [On House, No. 4454.]
            [From the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.]

            355. [H. 4548] Bill (H.) authorizing the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to acquire certain parcels of land in the town of Weymouth (House, No. 4548). 3d.
            [On House, No. 4389.]
            [From the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.]