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SENATE  

CALENDAR FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016   

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

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[Joint Session will be held on
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at one o’clock P.M.]

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ORDERS OF THE DAY 

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SECOND READING MATTERS.

            224. [S. 1372] Bill authorizing the town of Tolland to continue the employment of police officer Lester M. Walker (Senate, No. 1372). 2d. [Timilty.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Public Service.]

            225. [S. 2201] Bill relative to liquor licenses within the town of Salisbury (Senate, No. 2201). 2d. [L’Italien.]
            [On Senate, No. 2111.]
            [Local approval received on Senate, No. 2111.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            226. [H. 3853] Bill (H.) relative to the form of representative town government in the town of North Attleborough (House, No. 3853). 2d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Election Laws.]

            227. [H. 4003] Bill (H.) amending the charter of the city known as the town of Greenfield (House, No. 4003). 2d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            230. [S. 533] Bill relative to self-storage insurance (Senate, No. 533). 2d. [Eldridge.]
            [From the committee on Financial Services.]
            [The committee on Ways and Means (Spilka) recommends that the bill be amended by substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2233).]

            231. [S. 2152] Bill to protect youth from the health risks of tobacco and nicotine addiction (Senate, No. 2152). 2d. [Lewis.]
            [On Senate, Nos. 732, 1119 and 1137 and House, Nos. 1954, 1975, 2021, 2050 and 3466.]
            [From the committee on Public Health.]
            [The committee on Ways and Means (Spilka) recommends that the bill be amended by substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2234).]
            [On Senate, No. 747 and House, No. 2434.]
            [Estimated cost: $380,000.]

            232. [H. 3806] Bill (H.) regulating secondary metals dealings (House, No. 3806, amended). 2d.
            [On House, No. 226.]
            [From the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.]
            [Amended by the House by striking section 5 and inserting, in place thereof, the following:
            “SECTION 5. Section 4 shall take effect 90 days after the commissioner promulgates rules and regulations necessary for the implementation of the Massachusetts abandoned property registry.”]
            [The committee on Ways and Means (Spilka) recommends that the bill be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 2235.]
            [Also based on Senate, No. 202.]
            [Estimated cost: $250,000.]

NOTICE SECTION.

SECOND READING MATTERS. 

            233. [S. 2206] Bill revising the charter of the town of Swampscott (Senate, No. 2206). 2d. [L’Italien.]    
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            234. [H. 3641] Bill (H.) relative to signing of warrants for payment in the town of Tyngsborough (House, No. 3641, amended). 2d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]
            [Amended by the House by striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the following:-
            “Notwithstanding any provision of section 56 of chapter 41 of the General laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the town administrator of the town of Tyngsborough and, in the absence of the town administrator, the assistant town administrator shall be authorized to approve all warrants for payment of town funds, including payroll warrants, prepared and approved by the town accountant in accordance with said section 56 of said chapter 41.  The approval of all such warrants by the town administrator or, in the absence of the town administrator, the assistant town administrator shall be sufficient to authorize payment by the town treasurer.  If both the town administrator and the assistant town administrator are absent, or the office of town administrator is vacant, the board of selectmen shall approve all such warrants in accordance with said section 56 of said chapter 41.”]

            235. [H. 3976] Bill (H.) authorizing the town of Falmouth to convey certain land to the West Falmouth Library, Inc. (House, No. 3976, amended). 2d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]
            [Amended by the House by striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the following:-
            “SECTION 1.  Notwithstanding  any general or special law to the contrary, the town of Falmouth may convey to West Falmouth Library, Inc., a certain parcel of land containing 8,547 square feet shown as Parcel C on “Plan of Land prepared for West Falmouth Library in West Falmouth, MA” dated September 11, 2014, prepared by Holmes and McGrath, Inc. The parcel is a portion of Falmouth Assessor’s Parcel 24 16 016B 000, which was acquired by the town for public park purposes by deed dated March 3, 1972 recorded in the Barnstable county register of deeds in book 1612, page 120.
            SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, as consideration for and as a condition of the conveyance authorized in section 1, the town of Falmouth shall acquire, as public parkland, for open space, recreational or conservation purposes, from the West Falmouth Library, Inc., a certain parcel containing 8,547 square feet shown as Parcel B on the “Plan of Land prepared for West Falmouth Library in West Falmouth, MA” dated September 11, 2014, prepared by Holmes and McGrath, Inc., being a portion of Falmouth Assessor’s Parcel 24 16 013 002.
            SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.”.]

            236. [H. 3998] Bill (H.) relative to the date of town elections in the town of Southbridge (House, No. 3998). 2d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Election Laws.]

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.]

            29. [S. 1935] Bill authorizing the town of Nantucket to sell, convey, or otherwise dispose of certain land situated in the town of Nantucket held for open space, recreational or conservation purposes to the Nantucket Islands Land Bank and Madaket Conservation Trust for the same purposes (Senate, No. 1935). 3d. [L’Italien.]  
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            30. [S. 1936] Bill approving the conveyance of property by the county of Nantucket (Senate, No. 1936). 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.]

            35. [H. 1858] Bill (H.) relative to the Nantucket Memorial Airport Fuel Revolving Account (House, No. 1858). 3d.
            [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.]

            111. [H. 3595] Bill (H) authorizing the town of Sharon to abate certain  real property taxes (House, No. 3595). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            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.]

            146. [H. 3834] Bill (H) authorizing the conveyance of a certain parcel of land in the town of Lynnfield (House, No. 3834). 3d.    
            [Local approval received.]       
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            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.]

            154. [H. 3582] Bill (H.) relative to the town of Foxborough (House, No. 3582). 3d.  
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            155. [H. 3711] Bill (H.) authorizing the town of Lincoln to grant a license for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3711, amended). 3d.  
            [On House, No. 3355.]
            [Local approval received on House, No. 3355.]
            [From the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.]
            [Amended by the House in section 1 by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
            “Notwithstanding sections 11 and 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws or of any other general or special law to the contrary, the licensing authority of the town of Lincoln may grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138 to Blazes LLC at a location in the town of Lincoln to be determined by Blazes LLC and approved by the licensing authority. The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.”.]

            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.]

            175. [H. 3708] Bill (H.) relative to the charter of the town of Harwich (House, No. 3708). 3d.
           
[Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            178. [S. 2091] Bill authorizing the town of Middleborough to grant an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 2091). 3d.[L’Italien.]  
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.]

            180. [H. 3872] Bill (H.) authorizing the town of Walpole to grant 5 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3872). 3d.
           
[Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.]

            188. [S. 2055] Bill authorizing the city of Easthampton to grant eight additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 2055). 3d. [L’Italien.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.]

            189. [S. 2072] Bill authorizing one additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises and one additional license for the sale of an all alcoholic beverages to be drunk off the premises in the town of West Bridgewater (Senate, No. 2072). 3d. [L’Italien.]  
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.]  

            196. [H. 3784] Bill (H.) providing for recall elections in the town of Shirley (House, No. 3784). 2d.
           
[Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Election Laws.]

            197. [H. 4042] Bill (H.) authorizing the city of Northampton to grant additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 4042). 2d.
           
[On House, No. 214]
            [Local approval received on House, No. 214.]
            [From the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.]

            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.]         

            204. [S. 2090] Bill authorizing the town of Middleborough to exchange certain parcels of conservation land (Senate, No. 2090, changed). 3d. [L’Italien.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [Changed by the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government in line 2 by inserting after the word “convey” the following “subject to paragraphs (a), (b) and (g) of section 16 of chapter 30B of the General Laws”.]

            205. [S. 2130] Bill authorizing the town of Hubbardston to exchange of a parcel of land located on Ragged Hill Road for a parcel of land located on Gardner Road (Senate, No. 2130). 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.]

            210. [H. 3800] Bill (H.) relative to the Canoe River aquifer advisory committee (House, No. 3800). 3d.
            [From the committee on Environment, Natural Resources an Agriculture.]

            211. [H. 3801] Bill (H.) designating a certain bridge in the town of Harwich as the U.S. Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Ralph Wallace Burns Memorial Bridge (House, No. 3801, changed and amended). 3d.
            [Changed by the committee on Transportation in section 1, in lines 2 and 3, by striking out, in each instance, the following: “Lt. Jr.” and inserting in place thereof the words: “Lieutenant Junior Grade”.]
            [Amended by the House by inserting above the enacting clause the following emergency preamble:
            “Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to designate forthwith a certain bridge in the town of Harwich as the U.S. Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Ralph Wallace Burns Memorial Bridge, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience”; by striking out, in line 1, the words: “on U.S. highway route 6, spanning state highway route 124” and inserting in place thereof the following words: “, designated by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation as H-10-013 (49V) on highway route 124 spanning U.S. highway route 6”; and by striking out section 2.]

            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".]

           

218. [H. 3649] Bill (H.) relative to the health insurance of certain elected individuals in the town of Tyringham (House, No. 3649). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committees on Public Health and Health Care Financing.]

            219. [H. 3892] Bill (H.) authorizing the Nantucket Islands Land Bank to convey certain land held for open space, recreational or conservation purposes to the town of Nantucket for the same purposes (House, No. 3892). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.] 

            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).]    

            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.]

            229. [H. 4007] Bill (H.) relative to the South Essex Sewerage District (House, No. 4007). 3d.
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            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.]