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House of Representatives
 
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CALENDAR
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016.
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 [At eleven o’clock A. M.]
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ORDERS OF THE DAY.
 
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2. [S. 20] Bill (S.) relative to the special election in the city known as the town of Greenfield (Senate, No. 20, amended). 3d. [04/02/15.] [Mahoney-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
    [Amended by the Senate in section 1, in line 2, by striking out the following: “April 14” and inserting in place thereof the following: “May 12”.]
 
 
4. [H. 234] Bill concerning the transferal of innholders' licenses (House, No. 234). 3d. [04/15/15.] [Benson-Nangle.]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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5. [H. 3183] Engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Daniel Cardillo, an employee of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (see House, No. 3183). [Murphy-Nangle.] 
    [Returned by His Excellency the Governor with recommendation of amendment (for message, see House, No. 3352).]
       [Referred to the committee on Bills in the Third Reading – 05/04/15.]
 
 
7. [H. 2658] Bill relative to disabled veterans exemption of excise tax on a vehicle (House, No. 2658). 3d. [05/07/15.] [Kaufman-Nangle.]
 
 
8. [H. 2663] Bill relative to sales and excise tax exemptions for disabled veterans (House, No. 2663). 3d. [05/07/15.] [Kaufman-Nangle.]
 
 
23. [H. 1859] Bill relative to the Community Preservation Committee in the town of Nantucket (House, No. 1859). 3d. [06/03/15.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
28. [S. 38] Bill (S.) relative to the town of Barre (Senate, No. 38). 3d. [06/22/15.] [Murphy-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
29. [H. 1691] Bill relative to the workers’ compensation exclusion for business owners (House, No. 1691). 3d. [06/22/15.] [Scibak-Nangle.] 
 
 
 
34. [H. 1871] Bill relative to the South Essex Sewerage District in the city of Salem (House, No. 1871). 3d. [06/24/15.] [O’Day-Nangle.]
 
 
39. [H. 2583] Bill to provide volunteer firefighters with a local option real estate tax exemption (House, No. 2583). 3d. [07/08/15.] [Kaufman-Nangle.]
 
 
51. [H. 1872] Bill relative to unpaid sewer use charges in the city of Holyoke (House, No. 1872). 3d. [07/27/15.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
55. [H. 3653] Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Catherine Kungu, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services (House, No. 3653). 3d. [07/27/15.] [Murphy-Nangle.]
 
 
60. [H. 1690] Bill regarding youth sports referees (House, No. 1690). 3d. [07/29/15.] [Scibak-Nangle.] [Reported on Senate, No. 978.]
 
 
61. [H. 1695] Bill relative to participants in entertainment exhibitions (House, No. 1695, changed). 3d. [07/29/15.] [Scibak-Nangle.] 
         [Changed in section 2, in line 8, by inserting before the word “in”, the third time it appears, the words “for a limited period”.]
 
 
64. [H. 3569] Bill relative to the charter of the city of Chelsea (House, No. 3569). 3d. [07/29/15.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
67. [H. 3568] Bill relative to the charter of the town of Abington creating a department of public works (House, No. 3568). 3d. [07/30/15.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
68. [H. 2264] Bill creating a special police force in the town of Duxbury (House, No. 2264). 3d. [08/03/15.] [Murphy-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
70. [H. 2273] Bill exempting William Gregory Gordon from the maximum age requirement for applying for civil service appointment as a police officer in the town of North Andover (House, No. 2273). 3d. [08/03/15.] [Murphy-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.] [Representative Dubois of Brockton, of the committee on Public Service, dissents.]
 
 
71. [H. 2998] Bill designating a certain section of state highway Route 2 in the city of Cambridge and town of Arlington as the James M. Gavin Memorial Highway (House, No. 2998). 3d. [08/03/15.] [Straus-Nangle.]
 
 
72. [H. 3234] Bill to allow the town of Canton to hold their annual municipal election on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November (House, No. 3234). 3d. [08/03/15.] [Mahoney-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
 
 
 
 
76. [H. 3636] Bill designating a certain bridge in the city of Boston as The Paul McLaughlin Bridge (House, No. 3636, changed). 3d. [08/03/15.] [Straus-Nangle.]
[Changed in line 2, by inserting after the word "Paul", the first time it appears, the following "C.".]
 
 
77. [H. 3637] Bill designating a certain bridge in the city of Boston The Honorable Arthur J. Lewis, Jr. Bridge (House, No. 3637). 3d. [08/03/15.] [Straus-Nangle.]
 
 
78. [H. 1712] Bill to limit indemnity and insurance responsibility for general contractors and subcontractors in construction work (House, No. 1712). 3d. [08/10/15.] [Scibak-Nangle.]
 
 
79. [H. 1771] Bill addressing workplace bullying, mobbing, and harassment, without regard to protected class status (House, No. 1771). 3d. [08/10/15.] [Scibak-Nangle.]
 
 
81. [H. 3641] Bill relative to signing of warrants for payment in the town of Tyngsborough (House, No. 3641). 3d. [08/10/15.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
82. [H. 3660] Bill relative to the STEM Advisory Council (House, No. 3660). 3d. [08/10/15.] [Wagner-Nangle.] [Reported on House, No. 288.]
 
 
 
84. [H. 3714] Bill authorizing the town of North Andover to grant an additional liquor license (House, No. 3714). 3d. [08/10/15.] [Benson-Nangle.] [Reported on House, No. 3597.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
85. [H. 3715] Bill relative to the town of Northborough and the sale of all alcoholic beverages (House, No. 3715). 3d. [08/10/15.] [Benson-Nangle.] [Reported on House, No. 3628.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
86. [H. 1740] Bill relative to job creation through employee ownership (House, No. 1740). 3d. [08/20/15.] [Scibak-Nangle.] [Representatives McKenna of Webster and Orrall of Lakeville, of the committee on Labor and Workforce Development, dissent.]
 
 
88. [H. 3550] Bill 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. 3550). 3d. [08/20/15.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
89. [H. 3564] Bill establishing a beach restoration fund in the town of Sandwich (House, No. 3564). 3d. [08/20/15.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
94. [H. 3629] Bill relative to parcels of land within the town of Wakefield (House, No. 3629). 3d. [08/20/15.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
97. [H. 3681] Bill dissolving the Geriatric Authority of Holyoke (House, No. 3681). 3d. [08/20/15.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Reported on House, No. 3555.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
109. [H. 3721] Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Philippe Fauche, an employee of the Department of Mental Health (House, No. 3721). 3d. [09/03/15.] [Murphy-Nangle.]
 
 
110. [H. 141] Bill relative to partial payments (House, No. 141). 3d. [09/08/15.] [Ferrante-Nangle.]
 
 
111. [H. 140] Bill to allow certain stores and shops to open on holidays (House, No. 140). 3d. [09/10/15.] [Ferrante-Nangle.]
 
 
112. [H. 3030] Bill relative to agricultural operations (House, No. 3030). 3d. [09/10/15.] [Straus-Nangle.]
 
 
114. [S. 45] Bill (S.) regulating preliminary elections in the city of Gloucester (Senate, No. 45). 3d. [09/17/15.] [Mahoney-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
123. [H. 1831] Bill supporting municipal fiscal stability through a special education stabilization fund (House, No. 1831, changed). 3d. [10/01/15.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Reported on Senate, No. 1089.]
[Changed in line 1 by striking out the figures “2008” and inserting in place thereof the figures “2014”, in line 2 by striking out the following: “13C” and inserting in place thereof the following: “13D”, and in line 3 by striking out the following: “13D” and inserting in place thereof the following:“13E”.]
 
 
128. [H. 3757] Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Erica Amoako, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services (House, No. 3757). 3d. [10/07/15.] [Murphy-Nangle.]
 
 
130. [S. 32] Bill (S.) establishing a special fund for recaptured funds from demolition liens or related grants in the town of Athol (Senate, No. 32). 3d. [10/08/15.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
131. [S. 1921] Bill (S.) regarding group health insurance for eligible employees and retirees in the town of Carver (Senate, No. 1921). 3d. [10/08/15.] [Murphy-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
134. [H. 1518] Bill relative to the safety of courthouses and remote court proceedings (House, No. 1518). 3d. [10/8/15.] [Fernandes-Nangle.] [Reported on Senate, No. 939.]
 
 
135. [H. 3200] Bill concerning long-term homeowners (House, No. 3200). 3d. [10/08/15.] [Kaufman-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
138. [H. 3780] Bill enhancing the volunteer service tax reduction for seniors (House, No. 3780). 3d. [10/08/15.] [Kaufman-Nangle.] [Reported on House, No. 2655.] 
 
 
139. [H. 3781] Bill relative to reducing tax burden on property owners (House, No. 3781). 3d. [10/08/15.] [Kaufman-Nangle.] [Reported on House, No. 2690.] 
 
 
151. [H. 2791] Bill declaring March the 26th as first responders day (House, No. 2791). 3d. [10/21/15.] [Kocot-Nangle.]
 
 
155. [H. 3796] Bill authorizing the city of Northampton to issue five above quota annual all-alcohol restaurant licenses (House, No. 3796). 3d. [10/21/15.] [Benson-Nangle.] [Reported on House, No. 214.]  [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
156. [H. 3813] Bill to protect wages of employees who receive wages through an electronic wage card (House, No. 3813). 3d. [10/21/15.] [Scibak-Nangle.] [Reported on House, Nos. 1693 and 3261.]
 
 
158. [S. 1934] Bill (S.) amending the town manager act of Arlington authorizing the town manager to appoint the director of assessments (Senate, No. 1934). 3d. [10/29/15.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
160. [H. 2839] Bill designating the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Purple Heart State (House, No. 2839). 3d. [10/29/15.] [Kocot-Nangle.]
 
 
161. [H. 3344] Bill relative to the composition of the Salem Board of Health (House, No. 3344). 3d. [10/29/15.] [O’Day-Sánchez-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
164. [H. 3742] Bill establishing a year-round market rate rental housing trust in the town of Provincetown (House, No. 3742). 3d. [11/02/15.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
169. [H. 108] Bill relative to the safe placement of newborn infants (House, No. 108). 3d. [11/05/15.] [Kahn-Nangle.]
 
 
170. [H. 114] Bill to increase the safety of newborns (House, No. 114). 3d. [11/05/15.] [Kahn-Nangle.]
 
 
172. [H. 3315] Bill requiring the hands-free use of mobile telephones while driving (House, No. 3315). 3d. [11/17/15.] [Straus-Nangle.] [Reported on House, Nos. 3068 and 3119.]
 
 
173. [H. 3837] Engrossed Bill relative to applications for waivers of the patient protection and affordable care act (see House, No. 3837, amended). Question on concurring with the Senate in its further amendment. [Dempsey-Nangle.] 
      [Being the text contained in Section 77 contained in the engrossed Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2015 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (see House, No. 3829), which had been returned by His Excellency the Governor with recommendation of amendment (for message, see House, No. 3838, Attachment E).]
         [Amended by the House striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the following:
              “SECTION 1. Section 77 of chapter 119 of the Acts of 2015 is hereby amended by striking out the figure ‘90’ and inserting in place thereof the following figure:— 30.
              SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect as of November 2, 2015.”.]
         [Amended by the Senate by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the following text:
               “SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the board of the commonwealth health insurance connector shall submit a report to the joint committee on health care financing and the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 45 days prior to submitting an application and not less than 10 days after submitting an application under clause (x) of section 3 of chapter 176Q of the General Laws detailing the intent and proposed changes to the state plan and state laws.
               SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect as of November 2, 2015.”.]
         [Referred to the committee on Bills in the Third Reading – 11/17/15.]
 
 
176. [S. 1941] Bill (S.) authorizing the town of Middlefield to continue the employment of police chief Thomas Austin (Senate, No. 1941). 3d. [11/23/15.] [Murphy-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
177. [H. 2805] Bill relative to sleep deprivation avoidance and promotion of good sleeping practices (House, No. 2805). 3d. [11/23/15.] [Kocot-Nangle.]
 
 
178. [H. 3366] Bill designating the Boston cream pie cupcake as the official cupcake of the Commonwealth (House, No. 3366). 3d. [11/23/15.] [Kocot-Nangle.]
 
 
179. [H. 3694] Bill relative to the retirement classification of Boston school police officers (House, No. 3694). 3d. [11/30/15.] [Murphy-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
180. [H. 1752] Bill relative to Sunday wages (House, No. 1752). 3d. [12/03/15.] [Scibak-Nangle.]
 
 
182. [S. 2051] Bill (S.) authorizing the town of Milton to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises of a certain restaurant (Senate, No. 2051). 3d. [12/10/15.] [Benson-Nangle.] [Reported on Senate, No. 1991.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
183. [H. 199] Bill relative to the recorking of wine (House, No. 199, changed). 3d. [12/10/15.] [Benson-Nangle.] [Reported on Senate, No. 159.]
        [Changed in section 1, in lines 1 and 2, by striking out the following: “Section 3 of Chapter 33 of the Acts of 2010 is hereby amended by inserting, at the end of the paragraph,” and inserting in place thereof the following: “Section 12 of Chapter 138 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “during such meal;” in line 24,”.]
 
 
184. [H. 3708] Bill relative to the charter of the town of Harwich (House, No. 3708). 3d. [12/10/15.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
185. [H. 3709] Bill relative to the creation of a capital stabilization fund in the town of Winchendon (House, No. 3709). 3d. [12/10/15.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
187. [H. 3860] Bill authorizing the city of Lawrence to establish a program for enforcement against illegal dumping (House, No. 3860). 3d. [12/10/15.] [Fernandes-Nangle.] [Reported on House, No. 1258.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
188. [H. 3685] Bill to amend the town charter of Concord (House, No. 3685). 3d. [12/14/15.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
 
 
192. [H. 3895] Bill to increase access to immunizations (House, No. 3895). 3d. [12/17/15.] [Hogan-Sánchez-Nangle.] [New draft of House bill No. 3870.]
 
 
193. [H. 2923] Bill to expand membership opportunities in local cultural councils (House, No. 2923). 3d. [12/21/15.] [Atkins-Nangle.]
 
 
194. [H. 3535] Bill relative to funding public libraries and the C.O.M.M. fire district (House, No. 3535). 3d. [12/21/15.] [Atkins-Nangle.]
 
 
195. [S. 1467] Bill (S.) relative to taxes due upon the death of active duty personnel and the elderly (Senate, No. 1467). 3d. [12/23/15.] [Kaufman-Nangle.]
 
 
197. [H. 3873] Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Alimatu Lamptey, an employee of the Department of Mental Health (House, No. 3873). 3d. [12/23/15.] [Murphy-Nangle.] 
 
 
99. [H. 3802] Bill authorizing the town of Bedford to grant 8 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3802). Question on concurring with the Senate in its amendment. [Benson-Nangle.] [New draft of House bill No. 3712.]
         [Amended by the Senate in section 1, in lines 5 to 19, inclusive, striking out the three paragraphs contained in those lines and inserting in place thereof the following three paragraphs:
              “(b) The licensing authority may restrict the licenses issued pursuant to this act to holders of common victualler licenses.
               (c) Once issued, the licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of a license granted pursuant to this act to any other location but it may grant a license to a new applicant at the same location 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.
               (d) 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 and the licensing authority may then grant the license to a new applicant under the same conditions as specified in this act.”.]
         [Referred to the committee on Bills in the Third Reading – 12/28/15.]
 
 
200. [H. 20] Bill related to the forfeiture of pension upon conviction of child pornography and other offenses (House, No. 20). 3d. [12/28/15.] [Murphy-Nangle.] [Reported on a part of House, No. 18.]
 
 
201. [H. 3288] Bill providing the retirement board of the city of Cambridge to grant creditable service to Kenneth T. Mui, Andrew Topouzoglou, Steven DeMarco, and Anthony Cacciola (House, No. 3288). 3d. [12/28/15.] [Murphy-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
206. [S. 2084] Bill (S.) establishing a sick leave bank for Jared Forgues, an employee of the Department of Correction (Senate, No. 2084). 3d. [01/07/16.] [Murphy-Nangle.] [New draft of Senate Bill No. 2077.]
 
 
207. [H. 531] Bill authorizing the establishment of senior citizen safety zones (House, No. 531). 3d. [01/07/16.] [Garlick-Nangle.]
 
 
208. [H. 3818] Bill exempting the city of Springfield from certain provisions of the General Laws and authorizing it to lease certain park land (House, No. 3818). 3d. [01/07/16.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
210. [H. 3925] Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Robert Stevens, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (House, No. 3925). 3d. [01/07/16.] [Murphy-Nangle.]
 
 
211. [S. 1953] Bill providing for recall elections in the town of East Bridgewater (printed as Senate, No. 1953). 3d. [01/11/16.] [Mahoney-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
213. [S. 148] Bill (S.) authorizing the town of Bellingham to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 148). 3d. [01/14/16.] [Benson-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
214. [H. 3617] Bill relative to certain affordable housing in the city of Boston (House, No. 3617). 3d. [01/14/16.] [Honan-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
215. [H. 3801] Bill designating a certain bridge in the town of Harwich as the U.S. Navy Lt. Jr. Ralph Wallace Burns Memorial Bridge (House, No. 3801, changed). 3d. [01/14/16.] [Straus-Nangle.]
        [Changed 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”.]
 
 
18. [H. 3371] Bill authorizing the  town of Maynard  to grant 6 additional  licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises and 1 additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3371, amended). Question on concurring with the Senate in its amendments. [Benson-Nangle.] [Reported on House, No. 3192.] [Local Approval Received.]
         [Amended by the House by striking out section 4 and inserting in place thereof the following section:
              “SECTION 4. The licensing authority of the town of Maynard shall not approve the transfer of a license granted pursuant to this act to any other person, partnership, corporation, LLC, organization or any other entity for a period of 3 years from the date of original issuance. [A]
               If a license granted pursuant to this act is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use at the location of original issuance, it shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining thereto, to the licensing authority and the licensing authority may then grant the license to a new applicant at the same location under the same conditions as specified in this act 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.”.]
         [Amended by the Senate in section 4 (as amended by the House), at the end of the first paragraph [at “A”] [sic], adding the words “ ; provided, however, that a transfer of a license granted pursuant to this act shall only be granted to a new 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”; and in in the second paragraph, striking out the words “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”.]
         [Referred to the committee on Bills in the Third Reading – 01/19/16.]
 
 
216. [H. 2768] Bill designating inflammatory breast cancer awareness day (House, No. 2768). 3d. [01/19/16.] [Kocot-Nangle.] 
 
 
217. [H. 3033] Bill protecting motorists and emergency personnel (House, No. 3033). 3d. [01/19/16.] [Straus-Nangle.]
 
 
219. [H. 3544] Bill requiring medical exams for certain school bus drivers (House, No. 3544). 3d. [01/25/16.] [Straus-Nangle.]
 
 
220. [H. 3892] Bill 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. [01/25/16.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
221. [H. 3893] Bill relative to the town manager in the town of Tewksbury (House, No. 3893). 3d. [01/25/16.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
222. [H. 82] Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to gender-responsive programming for juvenile justice system involved girls (House, No. 82). 3d. [01/27/16.] [Khan-Galvin-Dempsey-Nangle.] [Reported on Senate, No. 76.]
 
 
224. [H. 2111] Bill creating a special commission studying cutting, welding and hot work processes regulated by the State Fire Code (House, No. 2111) 3d. [01/27/16.] [Naughton-Galvin-Dempsey-Nangle.]
 
 
225. [H. 2208] Bill relative to employment benefits for Patricia Kannler (House, No. 2208, amended). 3d. [01/27/16.] [Murphy-Dempsey-Nangle.]
     [Amended by the House in line 5 by striking out the word “installments” and inserting in place thereof the words “enter into an installment agreement to pay”.]  
 
 
226. [H. 2782] Bill establishing Massachusetts farm to school month and commending farm to school programs (House, No. 2782). 3d. [01/27/16.] [Kocot-Dempsey-Nangle.]
 
 
227. [H. 3970] Bill authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to grant an easement in certain land in the city of Salem (House, No. 3970). 3d. [01/27/16.] [Kocot-Dempsey-Nangle.] [New draft of House Bill No. 2838, changed.]
 
 
228. [H. 3416] Bill authorizing the release of certain land in the town of Cummington from the operation of an agricultural preservation restriction (House, No. 3416, amended). 3d. [01/27/16.] [Schmid-Dempsey-Nangle.]
     [Amended by the House in section 1, in line 6, by inserting after the word “used” the words “by the town”.]  
 
 
229. [H. 3971] Bill relative to a technical correction of the pension statute (House, No. 3971). 3d. [01/27/16.] [Murphy-Dempsey-Nangle.] [New draft of House Bill No. 3566.]
 
 
230. [H. 3972] Bill relative to workers' compensation (House, No. 3972). 3d. [01/27/16.]  [Scibak-Dempsey-Nangle.] [New draft of House Bill No. 3765.]
 
 
231. [H. 3792] Bill authorizing the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to convey property to the town of Acton in exchange for other real property (House, No. 3792, changed and amended). 3d. [01/27/16.]  [Kocot-Dempsey-Nangle.]
        [Changed in section 1, in line 1, by striking out the words “Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary” and inserting in place thereof the words “Notwithstanding sections 32 to 37, inclusive, of chapter 7C of the General Laws”.]
      [Amended by the House by striking out section 4 and inserting in place thereof the following section:
             “SECTION 4.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the town of Acton shall be responsible for all costs and expenses relating to the conveyance of property pursuant to section 1, including, but not limited to, costs associated with any engineering, surveys, historical reviews, appraisals and deed preparation related to the conveyances and transfers authorized by this act as such costs may be determined by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance.”.]  
 
 
232. [H. 3973] Bill relative to the conveyance of a certain parcel of land in the town of Grafton for the Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center (House, No. 3973). 3d. [01/27/16.]  [Kocot-Dempsey-Nangle.] [New draft of House Bill No. 3844.]
 
 
 
233. [S. 1966] Bill (S.) further regulating certain affordable housing in the East Boston section of the city of Boston (Senate, No. 1966). 3d. [01/28/16.] [Honan-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
234. [H. 3831] Bill relative to the creation of a community enhancement fee stabilization fund in the city of Everett (House, No. 3831). 3d. [01/28/16.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
235. [H. 3881] Bill relative to the creation of a renewable energy fund in the town of Dedham (House, No. 3881). 3d. [01/28/16.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
236. [H. 3918] Bill relative to a town meeting held in the town of Rochester (printed in House, No. 3918). 3d. [01/28/16.] [Mahoney-Nangle.]
 
 
237. [H. 3924] Bill relative to the town of Mattapoisett general bylaws (House, No. 3924). 3d. [01/28/16.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
124. [H. 3684] Engrossed Bill authorizing the town of Norwood to grant additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3684, amended). [Benson-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
         [Returned by His Excellency the Governor with recommendation of amendment (for message, see House, No. 3982).]
         [Amended by the House by striking out section 2 and inserting in place thereof the following two sections:
               “SECTION 2. (a) Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the town of Norwood may grant 3 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138, to establishments located within the town’s South Norwood Central Business District, as that district is defined as extending from Short Street north along Washington Street to Lenox Street, as shown on a certain plan contained in a ‘Vision Plan & Action Strategy, dated November 10, 2003, prepared by Larry Koff & Asscoiates’ and approved by the Planning Board and the Board of Selectmen on December 16, 2003. The licenses shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.
                (b) The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of a license granted pursuant to this section to a location outside of the town’s South Norwood central business district. A license issued under this section shall be clearly marked on its face ‘South Norwood Central Business District Only’.
               (c) If a license granted pursuant to this section is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use at the location of original issuance, the license shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining thereto, to the licensing authority and the licensing authority may then grant the license to a new applicant in the town’s central business district under the same conditions as specified in this section 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.
               SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.”.]
         [Amended by the Senate by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in Senate document numbered 2089.]
         [Referred to the committee on Bills in the Third Reading – 02/01/16.]
 
 
238. [H. 3828] Bill authorizing the city of Everett to establish a linkage fee revolving fund (House, No. 3828). 3d. [02/01/16.] [O’Day-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
239. [H. 3872] Bill authorizing the town of Walpole to grant five liquor licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3872). 3d. [02/01/16.] [Benson-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.]
 
 
240. [H. 3891] Bill authorizing the city of Salem to grant one additional license for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3891). 3d. [02/01/16.] [Benson-Nangle.] [Local Approval Received.] 
 
 
42.  [H. 3667] Engrossed Bill establishing a public art commission (see House, No. 3667, amended). [Dempsey-Nangle.]
        [Returned by His Excellency the Governor with his objections thereto in writing (for message, see House, No. 3841).]
        [Question:  Shall this bill pass, notwithstanding the objections of His Excellency the Governor.]
        [Amended by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the following:
        [“Chapter 7C of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:—
               SECTION 73. (a) There shall be a Massachusetts per cent for art program, or MPAP, to be administered by the public art commission established in subsection (b). The MPAP shall provide for the creation and preservation of public art. Under this program and in connection with construction or substantial renovation of any commonwealth-owned, managed and occupied building, not less than 0.5 per cent of the budgeted capital cost of the project, not to exceed $250,000, shall be expended for the creation or preservation of public art in or on the site including, but not limited to, expenses related to selection processes and design and development. The MPAP shall apply only when the budgeted capital cost of a construction or renovation project exceeds $4,000,000.
               (b) There shall be a public art commission which shall administer the MPAP by: (i) working with the division of capital asset management and maintenance, project managers and contractors to identify opportunities and locations for art; (ii) reviewing each project to ensure the relevance of and support for the public art, including engaging the relevant local site users and community stakeholders for their input; (iii) making curatorial decisions on a project-by-project basis; (iv) establishing partnerships and relationships as relevant to the program and projects with members of the commonwealth’s artist community, including artists, cultural institutions, arts organizations and educational institutions; (v) consulting with local art and cultural commissions; (vi) promoting and encouraging public art; (vii) promoting public access to and education with respect to art installations in public facilities; (viii) ensuring an inventory of and maintenance plan for the public art collection; and (ix) coordinating with the executive department to ensure compliance with and participation in the MPAP. The commission may coordinate with educational, arts and cultural organizations, municipalities and other organizations to provide alternative sources of funding for public art and programming for arts and cultural education and research alternative funding mechanisms including, but not limited to, public-private partnerships that may increase the total pool of funds for public art and may suggest the development of programming for education and promotion regarding public art. All state agencies within the executive department shall cooperate with and provide assistance to the commission as necessary.
              (c) The commission shall consist of: the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance or a designee who shall serve as chair; the executive director of the Massachusetts cultural council or a designee; 2 persons to be appointed by the president of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, each of whom shall have a background in public art or architecture; and 5 persons to be appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall have municipal government experience and who shall be selected from a list of 3 individuals nominated by the Massachusetts Municipal Association, Inc., 1 of whom shall be a project designer with experience in the creation and installation of public art, 1 of whom shall be an artist or representative from a nonprofit or community organization associated with the arts who shall be selected from a list of 3 individuals nominated by the executive director of the Massachusetts cultural council and 1 of whom shall be a faculty or staff member specializing in art or architecture at a public institution of higher education in the commonwealth. At least 1 member of the commission shall be an artist and at least 1 member shall be an architect. The governor shall seek to appoint persons who are from geographically diverse regions of the commonwealth. The MPAP coordinator appointed pursuant to subsection (d) shall be a nonvoting member of the commission and shall serve as its secretary. Commission members shall serve without compensation or reimbursement for expenses. Commission members shall serve for terms of 5 years. Commission members may be reappointed but shall not serve for more than 2 consecutive terms. The commission shall meet at least quarterly and otherwise at the discretion of the chair.
                (d) The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, in coordination with the commission, shall appoint an MPAP coordinator who shall report to the commissioner and shall have the requisite qualifications related to public art programs and project management to administer the MPAP. The coordinator’s appointment shall be subject to approval by the commission. In coordination with the commission and any other agencies as the commissioner may deem appropriate, the coordinator shall, without limitation: (i) recommend the guidelines and parameters for the MPAP; (ii) coordinate the MPAP, including soliciting artists, setting up proposal review, overseeing artists’ work and developing and managing community engagement and educational activities; (iii) research other successful funding mechanisms that increase the total pool of funds for public art; and (iv) oversee the creation of a central entity to host a variety of shared resources relating to the implementation, installation, maintenance and preservation of public art. All guidelines, policies and regulations for the MPAP shall be approved by the commission.
               (e) In selecting art installations for construction or renovation projects, the commission shall give preference to artists residing in the commonwealth.
                (f) The commonwealth shall have sole ownership of all artwork acquired through the MPAP, subject to exceptions approved by the commission. The artist shall retain copyright of the artwork unless otherwise noted in the contract for the work.
               (g) Annually, not later than September 1, the commission shall provide a report to the secretary of administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on tourism, arts and cultural development and the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives describing the actions of the MPAP and the commission and any other information the commission considers pertinent.”.]
 
 
212. [H. 97] Bill relative to abusive practices to change sexual orientation and gender identity in minors (House, No. 97). 2d. [Khan-Sánchez-Nangle.]