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SENATE

CALENDAR FOR THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015

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


ORDERS OF THE DAY


 

SECOND READING MATTERS.

            52. [S. 1920] Bill relative to the authorization of the city of Westfield Retirement Board to grant a superannuation retirement benefit (Senate, No. 1920). 2d. [Timilty.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Public Service.]

            53. [S. 1941] Bill authorizing the town of Middlefield to continue the employment of police chief Thomas Austin (Senate, No. 1941). 2d.[Timilty.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Public Service.]

            55. [H. 3691] Bill (H.) authorizing the town of Tyngsborough to grant additional licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages (House, No. 3691). 2d.
            [On House, No. 196.]  
            [Local approval received on House, No. 196.]
            [From the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.] 

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            18. [S. 1541] Bill to promote sales tax fairness for main street retailers through minimum simplification (Senate, No. 1541). [Question on ordering to a third reading.] [Rodrigues.]
            [From the committee on Revenue.]
            [The committee on Ways and Means (Spilka) recommends that the bill be amended by substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 1974).]
            [Senator Ross dissents.]
            [From the committee on Rules – Montigny.]
            [Mr. Montigny moves to amend the bill in section 1, by striking out the last paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
The commissioner shall establish a uniform certification process in alignment with the process established by the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement Governing Board for the certification of software providers under this section and approved by the inspector general.
            [Laid over under the provisions of Senate Rule 31- request of Senators Montigny and Lovely.]

            50. [S. 882] Bill clearing titles to foreclosed properties (Senate, No. 882).[Question on ordering to a third reading.][Brownsberger.]
            [From the committee on the Judiciary.]
            [The committee on Ways and Means (Spilka) recommends that the bill be amended by substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 1981).]
            [Postponed on motion of Mr. Barrett – July 29.]

            51. [S. 1970] Bill relative to innovative communities (Senate, No. 1970).[Question on ordering to a third reading.] [Donoghue.]
            [On Senate, No. 234 and House, No. 2737.]
            [From the committee on the Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.]
            [The committee on Ways and Means (Spilka) recommends that the bill be amended by substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 1982).]
            [Estimated cost: $750,000.]
            [Postponed on motion of Mr. Petruccelli – July 29.]

NOTICE SECTION.

SECOND READING MATTERS.

            56. [S. 45] Bill amending the Gloucester city charter (Senate, No. 45). 2d. [Donnelly.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Election Laws.]
           
            57. [S. 46] Bill relative to the granting of wine and malt alcoholic beverages licenses to be consumed on the premises by the town of Rockport (Senate, No. 46). 2d. [Donnelly.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Election Laws.]

            58. [H. 3571] Bill (H.) authorizing the town of Marion to grant an easement on Bird Island to the Department of Fish and Game for natural resources management and protection purposes (House, No. 3571, amended). 2d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.]
[Amended by the House in section 2, in lines 9 and 10, by striking out the words “Within 15 days following submittal, the” and inserting in place thereof the word:- The.]

            59. [H. 3695] Bill (H.) authorizing the town of Stoughton to grant 6 licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3695). 2d.
            [On House, No. 3217.]          
            [Local approval received on House, No. 3217.]
            [From the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.]

THIRD READING MATTERS.

            9. [S. 30] Bill 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 (Senate, No. 30). 3d. [Kennedy.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.]

           21. [S. 22] Bill providing for an increase in the membership of the board of selectmen for the town of Brimfield to 5 members (Senate, No. 22, changed). 3d. [L’Italien.]
            [Local approval received.]
            [Changed by the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government in line 2 by striking out “2015” and inserting in place thereof “2016”; in line 5, by striking “2” and inserting in place thereof “3”; and by inserting after the word “years” the following: “and the candidate receiving the second highest number of votes to serve a term of 2 years”.]

            22. [S. 31] Bill establishing a special fund for recaptured funds from rehabilitation or receivership property liens or related grants in the town of Athol (Senate, No. 31). 3d. [L’Italien.]          
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            23. [S. 32] Bill establishing a special fund for recaptured funds from demolition liens or related grants in the town of Athol (Senate, No. 32). 3d. [L’Italien.]       
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            24. [S. 40] Bill authorizing the city of Lynn to grant an additional liquor license for the sale of wine and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises (Senate, No. 40). 3d. [Kennedy.]          
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.]

            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.]

            27. [S. 1926] Bill relative to the position of constable in the town of Carver (Senate, No. 1926). 3d. [L’Italien.]      
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            28. [S. 1934] Bill amending the town manager act of Arlington authorizing the town manager to appoint the director of assessments (Senate, No. 1934). 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.]

            31. [S. 1939] Bill authorizing the town of Manchester-by-the-Sea to make permanent improvements to private ways and assess betterments (Senate, No. 1939). 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.]

            33. [S. 1949] Bill authorizing the board of selectmen of the town of Topsfield to appoint the town clerk (Senate, No. 1949). 3d. [L’Italien.]   
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            34. [H. 1846] Bill (H.) authorizing the long term lease of the former Anawan school in the town of Rehoboth (House, No. 1846). 3d.
            [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.]

            36. [H. 2339] Bill (H.) relative to retired Boston police officers (House, No. 2339). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Public Service.]

            37. [H. 3191] Bill (H.) authorizing the town of Williamsburg to continue the employment of firefighter Paul Sanderson (House, No. 3191, amended). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Public Service.]
            [Amended by the House by striking out section 1 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
            “SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, Paul Sanderson, a firefighter with the fire department of the town of Williamsburg, may continue to serve in that position until November 17, 2019, until the date of his retirement or until the date he is relieved of his duties, whichever occurs first; provided, however, that Paul Sanderson is mentally and physically capable of performing the duties of the position. If requested, Paul Sanderson shall, at his own expense, be examined by an impartial physician designated by the town to determine his capacity. No further deductions shall be made from the regular compensation of Paul Sanderson pursuant to chapter 32 of the General Laws for any service subsequent to November 17, 2014 and upon retirement, Paul Sanderson shall receive a superannuation retirement allowance equal to that which he would have been entitled had he retired on November 17, 2014.”]
           
            39. [H. 3269] Bill (H.) relative to the town manager in the town of Dedham (House, No. 3269, changed). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [Changed by the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government in section 2, in line 13, by striking out the year “2014” and inserting in place thereof the year “2015”.]

            41. [H. 3329] Bill (H.) Reducing the Size of the City Council of the City of Holyoke (House, No. 3329). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            42. [H. 3340] Bill (H.) authorizing the town of Norton to use water supply and conservation  land for public way purposes (House, No. 3340). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.]

            43. [H. 3360] Bill (H.) authorizing the city known as the town of Bridgewater to lease certain property (House, No. 3360). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            44. [H. 3369] Bill (H.) authorizing the town of Montague to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3369, amended). 3d.
            [On House, No. 215.]
            [Local approval received on House, No. 215.]
            [From the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.]
            [Amended by the House in section 1, in line 4, by striking out the words “Montague Inn,” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “an entity”.]

            45. [H. 3558] Bill (H.) establishing a four-year term for the office of Mayor of the city of Holyoke (House, No. 3558). 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.]

            47. [H. 3563] Bill (H.) relative to the charter of the city of Newton (House, No. 3563). 3d.
            [Local approval received.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            48. [H. 3612] Bill (H.) relative to changing the name of the State-Boston Retirement System to the Boston Retirement System (House, No. 3612). 3d.
            [On House, No. 3327.]
            [Local approval received on House, No. 3327.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]

            49. [H. 3680] Bill (H.) establishing a four-year term for the office of City Councilor of the city of Holyoke (House, No. 3680). 3d.
            [On House, No. 3557.]
            [Local approval received on House, No. 3557.]
            [From the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.]