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|3/30/2015 11:00:00 AM||Senate||Informal Senate Session|
- S.2317 -- MA Boards and Commissions
- S.2107 -- Information Technology Projects
- S.1900 -- When Time Is of the Essence
|Docket Number||Presenter||Title||Bill Number|
|SD2003||Bruce E. Tarr||An Act establishing a sick leave bank for James DiMarino, an employee of the Sex Offender Registry Board|
|SD2002||Bruce E. Tarr||An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Denise Dellagrotte, an employee of the Trial Court|
|SD2001||Thomas P. Kennedy||An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Marlo Carter, an employee of the Department of Correction|
|SD2000||Harriette L. Chandler||An Act clarifying municipal authority regarding cash sureties|
|SD1999||Viriato M. deMacedo||An Act authorizing the town of Bourne to grant easements over certain parcels of land||S33|
|SD1998||Anne M. Gobi||An Act establishing a special fund for recaptured funds from demolition liens or related grants in the town of Athol||S32|
|SD1997||Anne M. Gobi||An Act establishing a special fund for recaptured funds from rehabilitation or receivership property liens or related grants in the town of Athol||S31|
|SD1996||Anne M. Gobi||An Act authorizing the town of Sturbridge to issue one additional license for the sale of wine and malt alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises at 178 Main Street||S30|
|SD1995||Secretary of the Commonwealth||Registers Technological Fund Spending Plan|
|SD1992||Michael O. Moore||An Act authorizing the city manager of the city of Worcester to appoint the chair of the Worcester redevelopment authority||S29|
|SD1991||Harriette L. Chandler||An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Christine Chrzanowski, an employee of the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital|
|SD1990||Bruce E. Tarr||An Act to provide for appropriations by a city or town for a trust fund to provide for future liabilities of health insurance for retirees of such cities or towns|
|SD1989||Bruce E. Tarr||An Act allowing additional compensation of a certified governmental accountant as determined by the Massachusetts Municipal Auditors' and Accounts' Association, Inc|
|SD1988||Bruce E. Tarr||An Act relative to employment contracts for town accountants and city auditors|
|SD1987||Bruce E. Tarr||An Act allowing police officers to take into protective custody minors who have consumed alcohol|
|SD1986||Brian A. Joyce||An Act amending the town charter for the town of Randolph||S24|
|SD1985||Office of the Comptroller||Fiscal Year 2015 revised transfer schedules|
|SD1984||Office of the Comptroller||Report of the Office of the Comptroller (under the provisions of Sections 1A and 1B of Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013 and Sections 1A and 1B of Chapter 165 of the Acts of 2014) submitting reports on the comparison of Actual Revenue Collections to Budget for final balances for FY2014 and for the first two quarters of FY 2015|
|SD1983||Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance||2014 Annual Report on Construction and Design Related to Minority and Women Business Enterprise Participation|
|SD1982||Office of the Comptroller||Settlement and judgment revenue, capital gains certification and interest revenue transfer for FY2015|
|SD1981||Office of the Comptroller||March 2015 Certification of MBTA Base Sales Tax Revenue and Dedicated Sales Tax Revenues for FY2016|
|SD1980||Department of Public Health||Feasibility Proposal and Implementation Plan for a Public Health Data Warehouse|
|SD1979||Jennifer L. Flanagan||An Act relative to the addresses of time-share owners|
|SD1978||Michael O. Moore||An Act authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land in the town of Shrewsbury|
|SD1975||Office of the Comptroller||Liability Management & Reduction Fund|
|SD1974||Office of the Comptroller||Second quarter BFY2015 report on “Settlements and Judgments”|
|SD1973||Department of Public Health||Plan of Correction -- Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction|
|SD1972||Massachusetts District Attorneys Association||FY2014 Disabled Persons Protection Commission Case Referrals to District Attorneys|
|SD1971||Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs||2015 Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan|
|SD1970||Department of Elementary and Secondary Education||Financial Literacy Pilot Program Grant|
|SD1968||Department of Public Health||The Massachusetts Prescription Monitoring Program Report|
|SD1967||James E. Timilty||An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Barbara Jean Daniels, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services|
|SD1966||John F. Keenan||An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Margaret Carey, an employee of the Department of Public Health|
|SD1965||Office of the Comptroller||Medical Assistance Trust Fund Transfer Schedule|
|SD1964||Office of the Comptroller||Status of Federal Funds|
|SD1963||Office of the Comptroller||Paid Prior Year Deficiency Report|
|SD1962||Plymouth County Registry of Deeds||Plymouth County Registry of Deeds Technological Fund Nineteenth Request|
|SD1961||Brian A. Joyce||An Act relative to adult motorcycle helmet choice|
|SD1960||Brian A. Joyce||An Act relative to wire-tapping in the Commonwealth|
|SD1959||Brian A. Joyce||An Act relative to motor vehicle homicide sentencing|
|SD1958||Brian A. Joyce||An Act requiring informed consent to the use of dental amalgam which contains mercury in dental procedures|
|SD1957||Robert L. Hedlund||An Act relative to trigeminal neuralgia awareness month|
|SD1956||Anne M. Gobi||An Act relative to standards for protective headgear for operators or passengers on motorcycles|
|SD1955||Kenneth J. Donnelly||An Act relative to traffic enforcement cameras|
|SD1954||Roxbury Community College||Implementation of Section 9 of Chapter 2 of the Acts of 2015|
|SD1953||Sheriff of Hampden County||Plan of Correction for the correctional facility Western MA Regional Women's Correctional Center|
|SD1952||Massachusetts Gaming Commission||Proposed regulations for 205 CMR 14.00||S17|
|SD1951||Massachusetts Capital Resource Company||Thirty-eighth report of the Massachusetts Capital Resource Company|
|SD1950||Department of Elementary and Secondary Education||Annual Report on Students with Disabilities 2013-2014|
|SD1949||Berkshire Community College||Implementation of Section 9 of Chapter 2 of the Acts of 2015|
CALENDAR FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
[The Senate will meet at one o’clock P.M.]
ORDERS OF THE DAY
SECOND READING MATTERS.
3. [H. 65] Bill (H.) making appropriations for the fiscal year 2015 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (House, No. 65, amended). 2d.
[On House, No. 60, in part.]
[Amended by the House by inserting after section 23 the following sections:-
“SECTION 23A. The General Laws are hereby amended by inserting after chapter 277A the following chapter:-
Statewide Grand Jury
SECTION 1. Upon written application of the attorney general to the chief justice of the superior court department, with good cause stated therein, the chief justice may authorize the convening of a statewide grand jury with jurisdiction extending throughout the commonwealth.
SECTION 2. The chief justice of the superior court department shall, upon granting an application, receive recommendations from the attorney general as to the county in which the statewide grand jury shall sit. Upon receiving the attorney general’s recommendations, the chief justice shall choose 1 of those recommended locations as the site where the grand jury shall sit. Once a county has been selected, the chief justice shall direct the regional administrative judge from the county selected to appoint, and reappoint as necessary, a superior court judge to preside over the statewide grand jury.
SECTION 3. The superior court judge presiding over the grand jury shall consult with the attorney general and district attorney for the relevant district about the nature and scope of the investigation and shall thereafter designate and authorize an existing county grand jury to serve as a statewide grand jury for purposes of the investigation specified in the written application, or, alternatively, convene and preside over a specially empaneled statewide grand jury.
SECTION 4. A specially empaneled statewide grand jury shall be drawn and selected in the same manner as the county grand jury in the county in which the specially empaneled statewide grand jury sits. A specially empaneled statewide grand jury may, at the discretion of the presiding superior court judge, draw jurors from counties adjoining the one in which the statewide grand jury is to sit.
SECTION 5. A specially empaneled statewide grand jury convened pursuant to this chapter shall sit for a period not to exceed 18 months. The superior court judge presiding over the grand jury may extend this period if, in accordance with section 41 of chapter 234A and section 1A of chapter 277, public necessity requires further time by the grand jury to complete an on-going investigation.
SECTION 6. The attorney general or an assistant attorney general shall attend each session of a statewide grand jury and may prosecute any indictment returned by it. The attorney general or assistant attorney general shall have the same powers and duties in relation to a statewide grand jury that she has in relation to a county grand jury, except as otherwise provided by law.
SECTION 7. Indictments shall be returned in the county where the statewide grand jury sits and shall thereafter be transferred to the county specified by the grand jury on the indictment. Venue for purposes of trial of offenses indicted by a statewide grand jury shall be in any county where venue would otherwise be proper.
SECTION 8. No provision of this chapter shall be construed as limiting the jurisdiction of county grand juries or district attorneys. Except as otherwise provided by law, an investigation by a statewide grand jury shall not preempt an investigation by any other grand jury or agency having jurisdiction over the same subject matter.
SECTION 23B. Chapter 277B is hereby repealed; and by inserting after section 33 the following section:-
SECTION 33A. Section 23B shall take effective on December 31, 2020; and in section 28, by striking out, in lines 260 and 261, 269 and 270, each time they appear, the words ‘the cost, or a portion of the cost, of’; in lines 262 and 271 by striking out the words ‘the cost, or portion of the cost, of’; and by inserting after section 30 the following section:-
SECTION 30A. Notwithstanding the section 57, section 57C or section 59 of chapter 59 of the General Laws, an owner of property subject to tax under chapter 59 of the General Laws who was required under said sections to make a payment or file an abatement application on February 2, 2015, and who made such payment on or before February 6, 2015, shall have any interest or other penalty waived.”]
The committee on Ways and Means (Spilka) recommends that the bill be amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 21.]
(b) Such motion shall require a majority vote of the members present and voting for adoption if made after the expiration of 30 calendar days after referral to said committee, but shall require a vote of two-thirds of the members present and voting if made prior to the expiration of said 30 calendar days after referral to said committee.
Legislative Deadlines & Significant Dates
4 Weeks after Appointment of Committees in 1st Annual Session
[except Health Care Financing]
consideration in the 190th General Court.