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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, January 16, 2014.

Met according to adjournment at one o’clock A.M. (Mr. Richard T. Moore in the Chair).

Communications.

The following communications were severally received and placed on file, to wit:

Communication from the Honorable Martin J. Benison, Comptroller, (pursuant to Section 2E of Chapter 139 of the Acts of 2012) submitting a revised Fiscal Year 2014 transfer schedule for item 1595-6368 (Transportation) (received January 14, 2014);

Communication from the Honorable Therese Murray, President of the Senate, announcing changes to certain Senate committees as follows:

Senator Michael F. Rush – Chair, Senate Committee on Steering and Policy.

Communication from the Honorable Therese Murray, President of the Senate, announcing the appointment of the following members to the Special Committee on Drug Abuse and Treatment Options, as follows:

Senator Jennifer L. Flanagan – Chair.
Senator Linda Forry – Vice Chair.
Senator Joan Lovely –
Senator John Keenan
Senator William Brownsberger
; and

Communication from the Honorable Bruce E. Tarr, Minority Leader, announcing the appointment of the following member to the Special Committee on Drug Abuse and Treatment Options, as follows:

Senator Richard J. Ross.

Report.

Report of the District Attorney of the Northwestern District (under the provisions of Section 99 of Chapter 272 of the General Laws) submitting a report relative to wiretaps for the calendar year 2013 (received January 15, 2014),-- was read and sent to the House for its information.

Petition.

Mr. Brewer presented a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer and Todd M. Smola for legislation to establish a special commission to identify, preserve and commemorate historic roadways in Massachusetts,-- and the same was referred, under Senate Rule 20, to the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.

Report of a Committee.

By Mr. Brownsberger, for the committee on Public Service, on petition, a Bill to establish a sick leave bank for Maria A. DeCoste, an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance (Senate, No. 1969);
Read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

Bills
Authorizing the Plymouth County Contributory Retirement System to issue pension funding bonds or notes (House, No. 3377,-- on petition);
Relative to a Massachusetts Boston Strong license plate (House, No. 3664, amended,-- on House, No. 3503); and
Promoting municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth (House, No. 3822,-- on Senate, No. 946 and House, No. 1853);
Were severally read and, under Senate Rule 27, referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Report of the committee on Education asking to be discharged from further consideration of the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 369) of Paul J. Donato relative to the sterilization of musical instruments in schools,-- and recommending that the same be referred to the committee on Public Health,- was considered forthwith, under Senate Rule 36, and accepted, in concurrence.

 

There being no objection, at one minute past one o’clock P.M., the Chair (Mr. Richard T. Moore) declared a recess subject to the call of the Chair; and, at eleven minutes past two o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.

The President, members, guests and staff then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
Resolutions.
The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:-
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Rosenberg) “congratulating the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Amherst, Inc. on its thirtieth anniversary celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Welch) “congratulating the West Springfield High School Terriers Boys Varsity Soccer Team on its Division I State Championship title.”
Order Adopted.
Ms. Murray offered the following order, to wit:
Ordered, That a special committee of the Senate be established to make an investigation and study of drug abuse treatment options and the application of section 35 of chapter 123 in the Commonwealth.
The committee shall consist of 6 members of the Senate, 2 of whom shall be appointed by the Senate President, 1 of whom shall be the chairman of said committee; 1 of whom shall be the Senate chairman of the committee on the Judiciary, or his designee; 1 of whom shall be the Senate chairman of the committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, or her designee; 1 of whom shall be the Senate chairman of the committee on Public Health, or his designee; and 1 of whom shall be appointed by the Senate minority leader.
The committee shall file its report with recommendations in the Office of the Clerk of the Senate.
Under the rules, referred to the committee on Ethics and Rules.
Subsequently, Mr. Rosenberg, for the said committee, reported, recommending that the order ought to be adopted.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Flanagan, and the order was considered forthwith and adopted.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Emergency Preambles Adopted
An engrossed Bill relative to the conveyance of an easement in the city of Northampton (see House, No. 2845, changed and amended), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,-- was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 5 to 0.
The bill was signed by the President and sent to the House for enactment.

An engrossed Bill authorizing the commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land to the town of Belmont for recreation, public works or other municipal purposes (see House, No. 2869, changed and amended), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,-- was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 6 to 0.
The bill was signed by the President and sent to the House for enactment.
Engrossed Bill.
An engrossed Bill relative to the special city election in the city of Beverly (see House Bill, printed in House, No. 3850) (which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage was passed to be enacted, two-thirds of the members present having voted in the affirmative, and signed by the Acting President and laid before the Governor for his approbation.
Engrossed Bills.
The following engrossed bills (all of which originated in the House), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the President and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Exempting certain real property owned by certain veterans organizations in the city of Gardner from taxation (see House, No. 3445);
Relative to membership in the Governor’s Highway Safety Committee (see House, No. 3787); and
Amending the special legislation establishing the Acton Community Housing Corporation (see House, No. 3833).
Reports of Committees.
By Mr. Brewer, for the committee on Ways and Means, that the Senate Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Katrina Aliengena, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services (Senate, No. 1960),-- ought to pass, with an amendment striking out, in line 1, the words “SECTION 1.”; and by inserting before the enacting clause the following emergency preamble:-
“Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith a sick leave bank for a certain employee of the department of developmental services, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.”
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Forry, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill (Senate, No. 1960, amended) was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

The House Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Joseph W. Teta, an employee of the Trial Court (House, No. 3781),-- ought to pass, with an amendment inserting after the word “employee”, in line 2, the following words:- “of the Somerville district court in the department of”.
There being no objection, the rules were suspended, on motion of Mr. Brownsberger, and the bill was read a second time and was amended, as recommended by the committee on Ways and Means.
The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendment.
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendment.

By Mr. Rosenberg, for the committees on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently, that Joint Rule 12 be suspended on the Senate petition of Patricia D. Jehlen and Denise Provost for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Debra Saverse, an employee of the Department of Revenue.
The rules were suspended, on motion of Ms. Jehlen, and the report was considered forthwith. Joint Rule 12 was suspended; and the petition (accompanied by bill) was referred to the committee on Public Service.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
Matters Taken Out of the Notice Section of the Calendar.
There being no objection, the following matters were taken out of the Notice Section of the Calendar and considered as follows:
The House Bill authorizing the town of Belmont to grant licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3656),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill establishing the position of town administrator in the town of Belmont (House, No. 3657),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.

The House Bill authorizing the town of Belmont to grant licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3780),-- was read a second time, ordered to a third reading, read a third time and passed to be engrossed, in concurrence.
Orders of the Day.
The Orders of the Day were considered, as follows:
The House Bill relative to election laws (House, No. 3788),-- was read a second time.
After remarks, and pending the question on adoption of the amendment previously recommended by the committee on Ways and Means, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of Senate document numbered 1975; and inserting before the enacting clause an emergency preamble, Messrs. Petruccelli, Tarr and Eldridge, Ms. Jehlen, Mr. DiDomenico, Ms. Spilka, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Messrs. Donnelly and Barrett and Ms. Creem and Mr. Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 13 the following section:-
“SECTION 13A. Said chapter 54 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 109 the following section:-
Section 109A. (a) For the purposes of this section, ‘audited precinct’ shall mean any precinct selected under subsection (c) to conduct audits as provided in this section.
(b) An audit shall be conducted pursuant to this section following any biennial state election, presidential primary or special general election for senator in Congress or representative in Congress.
(1) Following a biennial state election in which the office of governor is contested, each precinct selected pursuant to subsection (c) shall conduct a hand-counted audit of votes cast on the day of election of races in which more than 1 candidate’s name appears on the ballot for: (i) governor, representative in Congress and senator in Congress; (ii) 2 of the following offices chosen by random drawing, including representative in the general court, senator in the general court, state secretary, attorney general, auditor and treasurer, if the office appears on the ballot; and (iii) 1 statewide ballot question, if any appear on the ballot, chosen by random drawing.
(2) Following a biennial state election in which the candidates of each party for president and vice president appear on the ballot, each precinct selected pursuant to subsection (c) shall conduct a hand-counted audit of votes cast on the day of election of: (i) races in which more than 1 candidate’s name appears on the ballot for president and vice president, representative in Congress, senator in Congress, representative in the general court and senator in the general court; and (ii) 1 statewide ballot question, if any appear on the ballot, chosen by random drawing.
(3) Following a presidential primary or special general election for representative in Congress or senator in Congress, each precinct selected pursuant to subsection (c) shall conduct a hand-counted audit of each race in which more than 1 candidate’s name appears on the ballot in that precinct.
(4) If a valid petition for a recount is made pursuant to section 135 for a race subject to audit by this section, then the votes for that race shall not be audited in any precinct named in the petition; provided, however, that if an audit has commenced in a precinct when the valid petition for a recount is made, the audit in the precinct shall be suspended. The audit of the race in question shall proceed in any precinct selected pursuant to subsection (c) not included in the petition for a recount.
(5) Any random drawing required by this subsection shall be conducted by the state secretary. The drawing shall occur at the same time and place as the drawing required by subsection (c).
(c) The precincts to be audited shall be chosen in a random, publicly verifiable, non-computerized drawing supervised by the state secretary within 48 hours after polls are closed. The drawing shall be fully observable to the public and representatives of each political party and shall use a procedure that can be easily understood to be random by members of the public. Notice of the time and place of the drawing shall be given at least 10 days before the election on the electronic website of the state secretary. The number of precincts selected to be audited in this drawing shall be equal to 3 per cent of all precincts in the commonwealth, rounded up to the next highest whole number; provided, however, that if the audit is prompted by a special general election for representative in congress, the number of precincts selected to be audited in this drawing shall be equal to 3 per cent of all precincts subject to that special election, rounded up to the next highest whole number.
(d) (1) The board of registrars or election commission in a municipality where 1 or more precincts selected to be audited are located shall conduct the audit. The board of registrars or election commission may employ tally clerks to count the ballots. Audits shall begin not later than 2 business days following the random drawing of precincts supervised by the state secretary and shall continue on each successive business day or other day at the discretion of the board or commission in each municipality. The time and place of the audits in a municipality where 1 or more precincts selected to be audited are located shall be publicly announced in advance. The audits shall be performed in full public view and conducted pursuant to the procedures for hand counts of ballots in sections 135 and 135A.
(2) The state secretary shall issue uniform written training materials for audit personnel to each municipality in the commonwealth at least 10 days prior to any election to be audited pursuant to this section.
(3) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, to conduct the audit the board or commission shall unseal the envelopes or containers containing the ballots. The board or commission shall, when the audit is complete, enclose all the ballots in their proper envelopes or containers, seal each envelope or container with a seal provided and certify upon each envelope or container that it has been opened and again sealed in conformity to law.
(4) Voter intent shall be the standard for counting votes. Individuals charged with tabulating votes during the audit shall disregard the omission or inaccuracy of initials, the omission, inaccuracy or misspelling of given names and the misspelling of surnames, if the intent of the voter to express a preference for any particular individual can be ascertained. The statements of voters shall be counted, tabulated and entered, together with any other votes cast, on official audit report forms provided by the state secretary.
(e) Upon completion of the audit in each municipality, the board of registrars or election commission shall record each race audited in each precinct on a separate audit report form provided by the state secretary. The registrars shall submit the completed audit report forms to the state secretary not later than 14 days following the election. An audit report form shall provide for the entry of:
(1) the number of votes for each candidate or each yes and no vote and the blank votes and over votes as recorded in the audit hand count;
(2) the election night tallies reported for each candidate or each yes and no vote, the blank votes and over-votes for the same ballots that were counted in the audit;
(3) the differences between the audit hand count results and the election night tallies for each candidate, yes and no question and blank votes;
(4) The number of votes for each contest for which voter intent is discernible but that are not marked by the voter according to the instructions provided to the voters under section 48 and any explanatory notes related thereto; and
(5) Any additional notes on perceived causes of discrepancies.
(f) Upon receipt of the results of the audit, the state secretary shall calculate the total number of votes for each candidate and ballot question as recorded in the audit hand count and shall compare this total to the sum of the originally reported votes for each candidate and ballot question in the audited precincts. When the comparison reveals a discrepancy between the hand-counted audit and the originally reported tally of the audited precincts the discrepancy shall be analyzed to ascertain its cause. The state secretary shall oversee the analysis and shall publish the findings and make the findings available online, along with the factual information on which such findings were based, within 180 days of commencing the analysis.
(g) If there is a discrepancy between the results reached pursuant to an audit and originally reported tallies, the hand count of the official paper ballots conducted pursuant to the audit shall be the official vote of record and the board of registrars or election commission shall amend each precinct tally sheet, official return book and check list delivered to the office of the registrars.
(h) If there is a discrepancy between the results reached in a precinct pursuant to an audit and the originally reported tallies in that precinct in any audited race or any audited ballot question that reasonably leads to doubt about the outcome of the election or systemic failure to accurately count ballots, the state secretary may order audits of additional precincts, offices or ballot questions as shall be necessary to ensure that the outcome of the election is accurate and that the cause of the systemic failure is identified.
(i) (1) Upon receipt of the results of the audit, the state secretary shall make information in the audit reports publicly available on a precinct-by-precinct basis as soon as practicable, but not later than 10 days after receipt of the audit report form, in both human and machine readable formats, such as a spreadsheet or comma-separated-value file. This information shall also be posted on the electronic website of the state secretary.
(2) The state secretary shall publish the results of the audit in the report required by section 133 or in some other document in which the results of the audit can easily be compared with the number of votes received by each candidate for nomination and for election for a state and federal office.
(3) The audit and publication of the results shall be completed prior to the time the commonwealth shall make a final determination concerning the appointment of its presidential electors.
(j) The state secretary shall promulgate rules and regulations to implement the requirements of this section.”; and by adding the following section:-
“SECTION 18A. The first audit under section 109A of chapter 54 of the General Laws shall begin not later than January 1, 2015.”
The amendment was adopted.
Ms. Donoghue and Mr. Richard T. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following item:-
“SECTION XX. (a) Notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 51 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, every citizen seventeen years of age, not being a person under guardianship or incarcerated in a correctional facility due to a felony conviction, and not being temporarily or permanently disqualified by law because of corrupt practices in respect to elections, who is a resident in the City of Lowell where he or she claims the right to vote at the time he or she registers, and who has complied with the requirements of this chapter, may have his or her name entered on a separate list of persons designated to vote therein in any elections of candidates for municipal office in the City of Lowell.
(b) Any such qualified residents of the City of Lowell who are seventeen (17) years of age on the date of any elections of candidates for municipal office in the City of Lowell who chose to register to vote in the City of Lowell local elections shall be designated ‘Special Registered Minors.’
(c) Qualified residents of the City of Lowell who are seventeen (17) years of age shall be registered by completing a ‘Special Registered Minors Registration Form.’ Such form shall be created, maintained, and disseminated by the City of Lowell Election and Census Commission Department. The ‘Special Registered Minors Registration Form’ shall require the applicant to provide his or her full name, former name if applicable, current address, address where the applicant receives mail, date of birth, identification number in the form of a Massachusetts Driver’s license number or the last four digits of the applicant’s social security number, and party enrollment or designation. The applicant may provide a telephone number. The applicant must sign a ‘Special Registered Minors Registration Form’ and affirm that the information provided is true and accurate upon penalty of perjury. If the applicant is unable to sign the ‘Special Registered Minors Registration Form,’ a person helping the applicant will provide his or her name and address on the form. The assister may also provide a telephone number.
(d) ‘Special Registered Minors’ shall have their names placed on a separate election roll list compiled and maintained by the City of Lowell Election and Census Commission, separate and apart from the regular elector roll.
(e) Any such ‘Special Registered Minors’ will, on the applicable local Election Day, be granted a specially prepared ballot that shall contain only those local elections for which ‘Special Registered Minors’ are entitled to vote pursuant to this chapter.
(f) When a ‘Special Registered Minor’ becomes eighteen (18) years of age, his or her name will immediately be stricken from the City of Lowell’s separate election roll list compiled in accordance with section 4. Said former ‘Special Registered Minor’ shall be barred from voting in any state, local or federal election unless he or she registers to vote as required by section 1 of chapter 51 of the General Laws.
(g) The City of Lowell, by and through its Election and Census Commission, shall send notice, by mail, to ‘Special Registered Minors’ when they become eighteen (18) years of age informing them of their removal from the City of Lowell’s separate election roll list compiled in accordance with section 4. Said notice will also provide instructions regarding how to qualify and register as an official voter of Massachusetts.
(h) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the provisions of chapters 50 through 54 of the General Laws shall apply to ‘Special Registered Minors’ so far as applicable.
(i) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to qualify a ‘Special Registered Minor’ any rights, privileges, or titles provided to voters as so referenced under section 1 of chapter 51 of the General Laws, the Massachusetts Constitution, or the Federal Constitution of the United States.
(j) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to grant a ‘Special Registered Minor’ any right or claim to run or otherwise qualify as a candidate to become any elected official in any local, state, or federal election.
(k) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to grant any ‘Special Registered Minor’ the right to vote in any election for any office or candidate other than an office or candidate for the Lowell City Council, the Lowell School Committee, or any other body politic in Lowell for which a ‘Special Registered Minor’ becomes qualified to vote after the passage of this act. Nothing in this act shall be construed to enable any ‘Special Registered Minor’ to vote for any state ballot initiative, regional school committee election, or any other regional, state, or federal election.
(l) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to grant any ‘Special Registered Minor’ enrolled in a public school in Lowell the right to excuse oneself without permission from school authorities to vote or otherwise participate in an election during school hours. Participation is defined as skipping school without permission on an applicable election day to vote, hold, sponsor or attend any election-related event or meeting, distribute campaign literature, transport voters or other ‘Special Registered Minors’ to polling locations, or otherwise participate in said election during school hours.
(m) The provisions of this act shall take effect upon its passage by the voters of the City of Lowell.
(n) The exact question as it would appear on the ballot in the next general election of the City of Lowell is:
Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which a vote was taken by the Senate and the House of Representatives on _________?
Summary:
This proposed law would lower the voting age for all local municipal elections in the City of Lowell to citizens seventeen (17) years of age who register as ‘Special Registered Minors.’ Potential ‘Special Registered Minors’ must still comply with all other state and city electoral requirements before having their name entered on a separate designated election roll list compiled and maintained by the City of Lowell.
‘Special Registered Minors’ are only permitted to vote in any local municipal election and only for such positions pertaining to the governance of the City of Lowell. Nothing in this law would grant ‘Special Registered Minors’ any rights to vote in any other regional, state, or federal election.
When a ‘Special Registered Minor’ becomes eighteen (18) years of age, his or her name will be stricken from the City of Lowell’s designated elector roll list for such ‘Special Registered Minors.’ He or she will be unable to vote in any election unless he or she registers to vote as required by Massachusetts General Laws, c. 51, s.1.
A YES VOTE would lower the voting age in all local municipal elections in the City of Lowell to all qualified citizens seventeen (17) years of age or older.
A NO VOTE would make no change in the voting age for local municipal elections in the City of Lowell.”
After debate, the question on adoption of the amendment was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at nineteen minutes before three o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Tarr, as follows, to wit (yeas 30 — nays 7) [Yeas and Nays No. 233]:
YEAS.
Barrett, Michael J. Kennedy, Thomas P.
Brewer, Stephen M. Lovely, Joan B.
Brownsberger, William N. McGee, Thomas M.
Candaras, Gale D. Montigny, Mark C.
Chang-Diaz, Sonia Moore, Michael O.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Moore, Richard T.
DiDomenico, Sal N. O'Connor Ives, Kathleen
Donnelly, Kenneth J. Pacheco, Marc R.
Donoghue, Eileen M. Petruccelli, Anthony
Downing, Benjamin B. Rodrigues, Michael J.
Eldridge, James B. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Finegold, Barry R. Rush, Michael F.
Flanagan, Jennifer L. Spilka, Karen E.
Forry, Linda Dorcena Welch, James T.
Jehlen, Patricia D. Wolf, Daniel A. − 30.
NAYS.
Hedlund, Robert L. Ross, Richard J.
Humason, Donald, Jr. Tarr, Bruce E.
Joyce, Brian A. Timilty, James E. − 7.
Keenan, John F.
ABSENT OR NOT VOTING.
Chandler, Harriette L. − 1.

The yeas and nays having been completed at sixteen minutes before three o’clock P.M., the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Michael O. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended by striking out section 1.
The amendment was rejected.
Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Chang-Diaz and Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following sections:-
“SECTION___. Section 11 of chapter 54 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 5-6, the words ‘one warden, one deputy warden, one clerk, one deputy clerk, four inspectors and four deputy inspectors’ and inserting in place thereof the following words:- ‘a minimum of one warden, one clerk, two inspectors and a ballot box inspector’.
SECTION___. Section 12 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 4-5, the words ‘one warden, one deputy warden, one clerk, one deputy clerk, two inspectors and two deputy inspectors’ and inserting in place thereof the following words:- ‘a minimum of one warden, one clerk, two inspectors and a ballot box inspector’.
SECTION___. Said chapter 54 is hereby further amended by striking out section 67, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 67. The voting list shall be delivered to the warden at the entrance to the precinct in the polling place. When a ballot is delivered to a voter, the voter’s name shall be checked on the voting list at the entrance of the precinct. The inspector in charge of the voting list and the inspector in charge of the ballot box shall be of different political parties. The ballot box inspector shall ensure that each voter casts a ballot into the ballot box before exiting the precinct. No person shall vote if that person’s name is not on the voting list, nor until the inspector shall check the person’s name thereon, unless the person presents a certificate from the registrars of the voters as provided by section 51 or section 59 of chapter 51, or unless the person is voting by provisional ballot under section 76C.
SECTION___. Section 83 of said chapter 54 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.”
After remarks, the amendment was adopted.
Ms. Creem, Ms. Chang-Diaz and Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 19, the following new sections:-
“SECTION XX. Section 1 of chapter 51 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- A person otherwise qualified to vote for national or state officers shall not, by reason of a change of residence within the commonwealth, be disqualified from voting for such national or state officers in the city or town from which the person has removed residence until the expiration of 6 months from such removal, provided further, that a person having changed residence shall be eligible to register under section 34A.
SECTION 2. Section 3 of said chapter 51, as so appearing, is hereby amended, by inserting, after the word, ‘registration’ in lines 7 and 16, the following words:- , or in accordance with the provisions of section 34A.
SECTION 3. Said chapter 51, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after section 34 the following section:-
Section 34A. (a) An individual who is eligible to vote may register on any day during a voting period, including the day of an election and the early voting period set forth in Section 11, by appearing in person at the polling place for the precinct in which the individual maintains residence on election day, or by appearing in person at an early voting site for the city or town in which the individual maintains residence during the early voting period, during the hours it is open for voting, by completing a registration application in a form prescribed by the state secretary which complies with identity requirements of 42 U.S.C. section 15483, by presenting to the appropriate election official proof of residency and by making a written oath which shall be as follows: I certify that I: am a citizen of the United States; am at least 18 years old; am not under guardianship or otherwise prohibited from voting; am not temporarily or permanently disqualified by law because of corrupt practices in respect to elections; have read and understand this statement: I further understand that giving false information is a felony punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment or a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.
(b) For purposes of this section, the term ‘proof of residence’ shall mean 1 of the following, so long as it includes the name of the applicant and the address from which the applicant is registering:
(i) a valid photo identification including, but not limited to, a Massachusetts’ driver’s license or other state-issued identification card; or
(ii) other documentation demonstrating the name and address where the applicant maintains residence and seeks to register including, but not limited to, a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, residential lease agreement, wireless telephone statement, paycheck, other government document or correspondence, a current student fee statement or other document from a post-secondary educational institution that verifies the student’s current address.
(c) Upon meeting the identity requirements of subsection (a), production of proof of residence, and the making of an oath sufficient to support registration, the ballot clerk or designee of the ballot clerk shall permit the applicant to vote on the day of an election or the early voting period and the registrar or designee of the registrar shall place the applicant’s name and address on the annual register of voters as soon as reasonably practicable following the date of the election or the early voting period as prescribed by the state secretary. Any person who registers to vote on the day of an election or during the early voting period in accordance with this section shall, absent disqualification, be registered to vote at all subsequent primaries and elections.
(d) The state secretary shall make available, to the election officers, to the extent possible, at each polling place, access to the central registry of voters set forth in section 47C. For the purposes of this section, a printed copy of all voters registered to vote in that precinct as of the last day of the registration period, as required by sections 55 and 60, shall be sufficient.
(e) A registered voter shall not re-register on the day of an election or the early voting period for the exclusive purpose of altering the party affiliation of that voter.
(f) The state secretary shall adopt regulations to implement the relevant provisions of this chapter.
(h) Upon credible information or allegation of illegal voter registration, or credible information or allegation of illegal multiple voting, there shall be an investigation upon the merits of said information or allegation by the attorney general, or by the district attorney having jurisdiction over the municipality in which the alleged illegal registration or illegal multiple voting occurred. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed as excluding enforcement of this section by any means otherwise provided by law.
(i) Violations of this section shall be punishable under sections 8, 26 and 27, of chapter 56.
SECTION 4. There shall be an advisory committee on the implementation of election day registration. Among other issues it may consider, the advisory committee shall study the resources necessary for, costs associated with, and feasibility of providing every polling location with real-time electronic access to the central registry of voters. The advisory committee shall be comprised of the secretary of state, or a designee, who shall chair the advisory committee, the attorney general, or a designee, the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on election laws, or their designees, 2 representatives of the Massachusetts Town Clerks Association, at least 1 of whom shall be a town clerk from a town of under 5,000 residents, and 2 representatives of the Massachusetts City Clerks Association. The advisory committee shall complete its study on the implementation of election day registration and submit an interim report and recommendations for improving administration of election day registration, in writing, to the joint committee on election laws and the senate and house committees on ways and means on or before September 1, 2014, and the advisory committee shall submit its final report in writing to the joint committee on election laws and the senate and house committees on ways and means on or before December 31, 2014.
SECTION 5. Section XX shall take effect on January 1, 2015 and shall be implemented for the 2016 biennial state election and the 2016 presidential primary.”
The amendment was rejected.
Mr. Hedlund moved that the proposed new text be amended in line 131 by striking the words “in a manner prescribed by the state secretary” and inserting in place there of the words:- “daily”.
After remarks, the amendment was rejected.
Messrs. Petruccelli and Eldridge, Ms. Jehlen, Mr. Downing, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Mr. Barrett, Ms. Creem and Messrs. Donnelly and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended by striking out section 1 and inserting in place thereof the following 3 sections:-
“SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 51 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- A person otherwise qualified to vote for national or state officers shall not, by reason of a change of residence within the commonwealth, be disqualified from voting for such national or state officers in the city or town from which the person has removed residence until the expiration of 6 months from that removal, but a person having changed residence shall be eligible to register under section 34A.
SECTION 1A. Section 3 of said chapter 51, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word ‘registration’, in line 7 and in lines 15 and 16, the following words:- or under section 34A.
SECTION 1B. Section 4 of said chapter 51, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking subsection (c) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-
(c) Registrars, assistant registrars or boards in cities or towns communicating with residents by mail for the purpose of obtaining such information may require a response under the penalties of perjury.”;
By inserting after section 3 the following section:-
“SECTION 3A. Said chapter 51 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 34 the following section:-
Section 34A. (a) An individual who is eligible to vote may register on the day of an election by (i) appearing in person at the polling place, during the hours it is open for voting, for the precinct in which the individual maintains residence; (ii) by completing a registration affidavit in a form prescribed by the state secretary which complies with the identity requirements of 42 U.S.C. § 15483; (iii) by presenting to the appropriate election officer proof of residency; and (iv) by making a written oath which shall be as follows:
I certify that I am a citizen of the United States; I am at least 18 years old; I am not under guardianship or otherwise prohibited from voting; I am not temporarily or permanently disqualified by law because of corrupt practices in respect to elections; and I have read and understand this statement; I further understand that giving false information is a felony punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment or a fine of not more than $10,000 or both.
(b) For purposes of this section, the term ‘proof of residency’ shall mean 1 of the following, so long as it includes the name of the applicant and the address from which the applicant is registering:
(i) a current and valid photo identification including, but not limited to, a Massachusetts driver’s license or other state-issued identification card; or
(ii) other documentation demonstrating the name and address where the applicant maintains residence and seeks to register including, but not limited to, a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, residential lease agreement, wireless telephone statement, paycheck, other government document or correspondence or a current student fee statement or other document from a post-secondary educational institution that verifies the student’s current address.
(c) Upon meeting the identity requirements and the making of the oath requirements of subsection (a) and the production of proof of residence under subsection (b), the election officers shall permit the affiant to vote on the day of an election and the registrars shall place the applicant’s name and address on the annual register of voters as soon as reasonably practicable following the date of the election as prescribed by the state secretary. Any person who registers to vote on the day of an election under this section shall, unless determined to be illegally or incorrectly registered under sections 48 and 49, be registered to vote at all subsequent primaries and elections.
(d) The state secretary shall make available to the election officers at each polling place, to the extent possible, access to the central registry of voters set forth in section 47C. For the purposes of this section, a printed copy of all voters registered to vote in the precinct or precincts in that polling place, as of the last day of the registration period, as required by sections 55 and 60, shall be sufficient.
(e) This section shall apply to all primaries and elections, including the early voting period established in section 25B of chapter 54, but shall not apply to an annual town meeting or special town meeting.
(f) A registered voter shall not re-register on the day of an election for the exclusive purpose of altering the party affiliation of that voter.
(g) The state secretary shall adopt regulations to implement this section.
(h) Upon credible information or allegation of illegal voter registration or credible information or allegation of illegal multiple voting, there shall be an investigation of that information or allegation by the attorney general or by the district attorney having jurisdiction over the municipality in which the alleged illegal registration or illegal multiple voting occurred. Nothing in this subsection shall prevent enforcement of this section by any means otherwise provided by law.
(i) A violation of this section shall be punishable under sections 8, 26 and 27 of chapter 56.”;
In section 11, in proposed section 25B of chapter 54 of the General Laws, by adding the following subsection:-
“(o) A person may register to vote during the early voting period under section 34A of chapter 51.”; and by adding the following section:-
“SECTION 18A. Sections 1, 1A and 3A shall take effect on January 1, 2015.”
After debate, the question on adoption of the amendment was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at seven minutes past three o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Hedlund, as follows, to wit (yeas 30 — nays 8) [Yeas and Nays No. 234]:
YEAS.
Barrett, Michael J. Jehlen, Patricia D.
Brewer, Stephen M. Joyce, Brian A.
Brownsberger, William N. Kennedy, Thomas P.
Candaras, Gale D. Lovely, Joan B.
Chandler, Harriette L. McGee, Thomas M.
Chang-Diaz, Sonia Montigny, Mark C.
Creem, Cynthia Stone O'Connor Ives, Kathleen
DiDomenico, Sal N. Pacheco, Marc R.
Donnelly, Kenneth J. Petruccelli, Anthony
Donoghue, Eileen M. Rodrigues, Michael J.
Downing, Benjamin B. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Eldridge, James B. Rush, Michael F.
Finegold, Barry R. Spilka, Karen E.
Flanagan, Jennifer L. Welch, James T.
Forry, Linda Dorcena Wolf, Daniel A. − 30.
NAYS.
Hedlund, Robert L. Moore, Richard T.
Humason, Donald, Jr. Ross, Richard J.
Keenan, John F. Tarr, Bruce E.
Moore, Michael O. Timilty, James E. − 8.

The yeas and nays having been completed at ten minutes past three o’clock P.M., the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Hedlund moved that the proposed new text be amended in line 18 after the word “shall” the words:- “require the name, date of birth, and social security number of the citizen and”.
The amendment was rejected.
Mr. Donnelly moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 11, by inserting in line 102, after the word “site.” the following text:- “In a city with a population of at least 75,000 residents according to the most recent enumerated federal census, the registrars of each city or town shall identify and provide for at least 3 early voting polling sites. The sites must be geographically distributed so as to provide all voters in the city or town an equal opportunity to cast a ballot, insofar as is practicable.”
The amendment was rejected.
Mr. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended by striking out section 4 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
“SECTION 4. Section 37 of said chapter 51, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the sixth through eighth sentences, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following 3 sentences:- They shall, on or before the first Monday of June subsequent to a general election for federal office, send notice in writing to each voter who has not responded to the most recent street listing and whose name has not been entered into the most recent annual register that the name of the voter (i) shall be placed on an inactive voters list if the voter fails to respond to the notice and (ii) may be removed from the voting list after the voter fails to respond to the notice and does not vote in the next 2 general elections for federal office following the mailing of the notice. The notice shall (i) be postage prepaid; (ii) contain a preaddressed and postage prepaid return card; (iii) be sent by forwardable mail; (iv) instruct the voter to return the card before the last day to register if the voter did not change residence from the city or town; and (v) contain additional information about remaining eligible to vote, as prescribed by the state secretary. The registrars shall prepare an inactive voters list, which shall be open to public inspection in their principal offices, and shall be posted by copy under the same schedule of times and in the places where copies of voting lists are required to be posted under section 57.”
The amendment was rejected.
Mr. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended by striking out section 5 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
“SECTION 5. Said chapter 51 is hereby further amended by striking out section 37A, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 37A. The name and address of a voter that has not responded to the most recent annual street listing and who is not entered in the annual register pursuant to section thirty-seven shall be maintained on an inactive voters list until such voter has failed to vote in two consecutive biennial state elections and has thereafter been notified, by mail, of such removal from the inactive voters list.”
The amendment was rejected.
Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting the following new section:-
“SECTION XX. All websites that are maintained by a city or town, or by a third party under contract with a city or town, shall prominently display a link to the online portal for public access.”
After remarks, the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended, in section 11, by inserting after the word “section”, in line 147, the following words:- “including, but not limited to, a process for separating, compiling, recording and securing early voter ballots”.
After remarks, the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 11, by inserting after subsection (n), the following new subsection:-
“(o) Any person who casts a ballot during early voting shall be required to present a valid photo identification. For the purposes of this section, ‘valid photo identification’ shall mean a document that:
(1) shows the name of the individual to whom the document was issued, and the name conforms to the name of the individual’s voter registration record;
(2) shows a photograph of the individual to whom the document was issued;
(3) includes an expiration date, and the document is not expired or expired after the date of the most recent general election; and
(4) was issued by the commonwealth of Massachusetts or the government of the United States.
A person seeking to vote that does not provide sufficient valid photo identification as defined in this section may be challenged under section 85 of this chapter.”; ; and by adding at the end thereof the following:--
“SECTION XX. Section 8E of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended at the end of the first paragraph thereof by adding the following language:— The Registry shall establish a waiver for indigent persons to obtain an identification card at no cost.
SECTION XX. Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after Section 61 the following new sections:—
Section 62. (a) The Registry of Motor Vehicles shall establish a definition of ‘indigency’ for the purposes of this chapter and uniform standards and procedures for the determination that: (1) a person is indigent and is unable to afford an identification card or (2) a person is indigent, but has the ability to pay a reduced fee for an identification card. The definition and standards, and any amendments thereto, shall be used by the registry in determining eligibility for a free identification card. In the formulation of the definition, standards and procedures, the registry shall utilize: (1) the reporting system operated by the commissioner of transitional assistance for the purpose of verifying financial eligibility of participants in state or federally funded programs; (2) the accessibility of income data available from the department of revenue; and (3) verifying material assets through the registry of motor vehicles.
(b) A person claiming indigency under subsection (a) shall execute a waiver authorizing the registrar, or the registrar’s designee, to obtain the person’s wage, tax and asset information from the department of revenue, department of transitional assistance and within the registry of motor vehicles that the registry may find useful in verifying the person’s claim of indigency. The waiver shall authorize the registrar, or the registrar’s designee, to conduct any further reassessment required by this section.
(c) It shall be the responsibility of the registrar to ensure that a person claiming to be indigent meets the definition of indigency under subsection (a). A person seeking an indigency waiver shall be interviewed by the registrar or the registrar’s designee prior to the granting of a waiver. The person conducting the interview shall explain to the person seeking the waiver: (1) the definition of indigency; (2) the process used to verify the person’s information with other state agencies; and (3) the penalties for misrepresenting financial information in applying for an indigency waiver. The registrar or the registrar’s designee conducting the interview shall prepare a written indigency intake report that shall record the results of the interview and state a recommendation on whether or not the person seeking the waiver is indigent. The person seeking the waiver and the registrar or the registrar’s designee conducting the interview shall sign the indigency intake report. In signing the report, the person seeking the waiver shall certify under the pains and penalties of perjury that the information contained therein is true and that the person has not concealed any information relevant to the person’s financial status. All statements contained in the report shall be deemed material statements. The completed report shall be presented to the registrar who may adopt or reject the recommendations in the report, either in whole or in part.”.
After remarks, the amendment was rejected.
Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 9, by inserting, in line 71, after the word “site.”, the following sentence:- “The portal shall not display or allow downloadable voter lists by cities and towns for any member of the public.”
The amendment was adopted.
Messrs. Keenan and Donnelly moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 11 by striking the words “but not later than 3 hours after the opening of the polls” in lines 133 and 134, and inserting in place thereof the following: - “after the opening of the polls but not later than one hour prior to the closing of the polls”.
The amendment was rejected.
Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 9, by inserting in line 65, after the word “vote”, the following words:- “, restore registration to active status, and change enrollment in a political party or political designation, as provided in section thirty-eight of chapter fifty-three.”; and in said section 9, by inserting in line 69, after the figure “37A”, the following words:- “, the political party or political designation of the person, as provided in section thirty-eight of chapter fifty-three”.
The question on adoption of the amendment was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at nine minutes before four o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Tarr, as follows, to wit (yeas 6 — nays 32) [Yeas and Nays No. 235]:
YEAS.
Hedlund, Robert L. Pacheco, Marc R.
Humason, Donald, Jr. Ross, Richard J.
Lovely, Joan B. Tarr, Bruce E. − 6.
NAYS.
Barrett, Michael J. Joyce, Brian A.
Brewer, Stephen M. Keenan, John F.
Brownsberger, William N. Kennedy, Thomas P.
Candaras, Gale D. McGee, Thomas M.
Chandler, Harriette L. Montigny, Mark C.
Chang-Diaz, Sonia Moore, Michael O.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Moore, Richard T.
DiDomenico, Sal N. O'Connor Ives, Kathleen
Donnelly, Kenneth J. Petruccelli, Anthony
Donoghue, Eileen M. Rodrigues, Michael J.
Downing, Benjamin B. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Eldridge, James B. Rush, Michael F.
Finegold, Barry R. Spilka, Karen E.
Flanagan, Jennifer L. Timilty, James E.
Forry, Linda Dorcena Welch, James T.
Jehlen, Patricia D. Wolf, Daniel A. − 32.

The yeas and nays having been completed at five minutes before four o’clock P.M., the amendment was rejected.
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There being no objection, during consideration of the Orders of the Day, the following matters were considered as follows:
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Emergency Preambles Adopted.
An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Tina Giangregorio, an employee of the highway division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (see Senate, No. 1863), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,-- was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 14 to 0.
The bill was signed by the President and sent to the House for enactment.

An engrossed Bill establishing a sick leave bank for Denise Mackinnon, an employee of the Department of Public Health (see Senate, No. 1973), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage and containing an emergency preamble,-- was laid before the Senate; and, a separate vote being taken in accordance with the requirements of Article LXVII of the Amendments to the Constitution, the preamble was adopted in concurrence, by a vote of 13 to 0.
The bill was signed by the President and sent to the House for enactment.
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Orders of the Day.
The Orders of the Day were further considered, as follows:
The House Bill relative to election laws and providing further access to affordable care (printed in House, No. 3788, amended),-- was considered, the main question being on ordering the bill to a third reading.
Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 8 by inserting after the word “age.” in line 60 the following sentence:- “At the time such designation is removed the person shall, in a manner determined by the state secretary, be sent a notice reminding them of their voter registration status and party or political designation, informing them of the date of the first election at which they will have the opportunity to vote and their place of voting for that election, and, if the person is a male, reminding them of Federal requirements for registration with Selective Service.”
The amendment was rejected.
Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting in the end thereof the following new section:-
“SECTION _: Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of the commonwealth shall conduct a study to review existing laws in regards to residency requirements for purposes of voting. Secretary shall make any recommendations to strengthen and clarify residency requirements as they pertain to eligibility for voting in municipal, state, and federal elections and participation in town meetings, particularly so as to ensure for the maximum extent possible, that such requirements are clear, easily understood, and enforceable in an efficient manner. Secretary shall submit the study and recommendations to the clerks of the senate and house and to the Joint Committee on Election Laws by September 30, 2014.”
The amendment was adopted.
Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new sections:-
“SECTION__. There is hereby established an independent redistricting commission, herein referred to as the commission, which shall divide the commonwealth into congressional districts, state representative districts, state senatorial districts, and councilor districts. The federal census shall be the basis for determining congressional districts for the ten year period beginning with the first Wednesday of the third January following the commencement of the taking of said census. All districts shall comprise contiguous territory, shall be equal in population to the extent required by law, and shall comply with federal constitutional and statutory requirements. No district shall be drawn for the purpose or with the effect of diluting the voting strength of any group based on race, ethnicity or language minority status, or for the purpose of augmenting or diluting the voting strength of a political party, or any individual. In drawing district lines, the commission shall not consider residential address, party affiliation, or partisan voting history of any individual or groups of individuals, except to the extent necessary to avoid dilution of voting strength based on race, ethnicity or language minority status. In addition, to the maximum extent possible, district boundaries shall be drawn so as to: (1) maintain the unity of well-defined municipal neighborhoods; (2) observe municipal boundaries; (3) establish senatorial districts that follow representative district boundaries; (4) establish councilor districts that follow representative district boundaries and (5) promote geographic compactness of districts. If it is not possible to draw district boundaries that fully comply with these criteria while also complying with the mandatory requirements set forth herein, then districts shall be drawn to optimize the criteria in the order of priority set forth hereinabove. The commission shall also consider communities of interest in determining which cities, towns, or neighborhoods thereof to aggregate into a single district.
Within 30 days following the reporting of federal census figures, the following offices shall each appoint one member of the commission: the governor of the commonwealth, who shall appoint a dean or professor of law or political science or government at an institution of higher learning in the commonwealth; the attorney general of the commonwealth, who shall appoint a retired justice who resides in the commonwealth; and the secretary of the commonwealth, who shall appoint an expert in civil rights law who is a resident of the commonwealth.
By the same date, the house speaker, the house minority leader, the senate president, and the senate minority leader shall each nominate three individuals. The appointees chosen by the governor, attorney general, and secretary of the commonwealth shall then select one of the three nominees named by each said official within 7 days of their nomination.
If nominations or appointments are not made within said 30 days following the reporting of federal census figures, the office responsible for making the appointment or nominations shall forfeit its rights under this section and the remaining direct appointees shall then make an appointment to fill the vacancy within 7 days. Nominations and appointments shall reflect the geographic, racial, ethnic, gender and age diversity of the commonwealth to the maximum extent feasible and shall be selected on the basis of civic involvement and knowledge of redistricting policy, civil rights, political science, demographics or statistics, election expertise, voting rights, community organizing, or law. No person nominated or appointed to the commission, in the five years preceding such nomination or appointment, shall have held Congressional, state legislative or statewide elective office, or shall have served as mayor or city councilor of a city in the commonwealth, governor’s councilor, or shall have been elected to a state or federal party committee; or shall be a current employee, agent or family member of any of the above; or, in the two years preceding such nomination or appointment, shall have been a legislative agent. The commissioners shall agree: (1) not to stand for election to the general court, congress, or the governor’s council until districts are redrawn following the next census; (2) to apply the provisions of this article in an honest, independent, and impartial fashion; and (3) to act at all times so as to uphold public confidence in the integrity of the redistricting process.
The commission shall be convened no later than 60 days following the reporting of federal census figures. The commission shall disband only upon final adoption and exhaustion of judicial review of challenges to representative, councilor, and senatorial districts.
The commission shall hire staff and may retain experts to assist it in the performance of its duties. The commission shall establish rules governing its operation and procedures. Commissioners may receive compensation for actual time spent on commission duties and shall be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses. The budget of the commonwealth shall provide adequate funding for the operation of the commission.
A member of the commission or an appointing authority may petition the supreme judicial court to remove a commissioner on the grounds of neglect, misconduct, or inability to perform the duties of a commissioner. A vacancy so created shall be filled by the office which appointed the removed commissioner or by the nomination and selection process set forth in section 6, as applicable.
All meetings of the commission shall be open to the public, consistent with the laws of the commonwealth concerning open meetings as of the date of the adoption of this Article. All documents produced by or for the commission shall be public. The commission shall hold public hearings in at least five geographically disbursed counties. The public shall be afforded the opportunity to submit proposed maps for consideration by the commission and the commission shall make map-making software available for public use. The commission shall take all steps necessary to ensure that the public can exercise its right to review and comment on proposed district maps before they are approved and shall publish all preliminary and final plans in publicly accessible forums that are free of charge and that ensure wide public distribution. Proposed districts shall be presented in both graphic and narrative form.
No later than the third Wednesday of April in the year following the release of the federal census, the commission shall prepare and publish for public comment a preliminary plan for representative, councilor, and senatorial districts. The public shall have a three-week period to comment on the preliminary district plan. The commission may revise the preliminary district plan in response to public comment and shall, no later than the third Wednesday in May, submit the revised plan to the special joint committee on redistricting, as created by order of the general court, which shall vote on the revised plan. If the plan is rejected by either the committee or the general court, the commission shall prepare, publish, revise, and submit a second-round preliminary district plan in the same manner as the first within 30 days of the rejection of the initial plan. Following the three-week period for public comment, the commission may revise the preliminary district plan in response to public comment and shall submit the revised plan to the joint committee for a vote no later than the third Wednesday in July.
With respect to each plan the commission submits to the joint committee for a vote, the vote must be taken within two weeks of submission. No amendments to the plan as submitted may be made. If the plan is approved by a majority of the joint committee present and voting, or if no vote is taken within the two-week period, it shall be submitted to the general court for a vote. With respect to each plan the joint committee submits to the general court for a vote, the vote of the general court must be taken within two weeks of submission. No amendments to the plan as submitted may be made. If the plan is approved by a majority of the members of the house of representatives and the senate present and voting or if no vote is taken within the two-week period, then the plan as submitted shall become law.
Original jurisdiction is hereby vested in the supreme judicial court upon the petition of any voter of the commonwealth for judicial relief relative to the establishment of the congressional districts. The general court may by law limit the time within which judicial proceedings may be instituted to challenge any redistricting map.”
The amendment was rejected.
Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 14, in subsection (c), in line 175, by striking the words “April 1, 2017” and inserting in place thereof the following:- “December 31, 2014”; in section 19, by inserting after the word “primary”, in line 185, the following: “unless said section is otherwise modified, altered, suspended or terminated by the General Court.”; by inserting after section _ the following new section:-
“Section_. Section 86 of chapter 54 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following:-
Any voter in a special state election or the biennial state election or of any special or regular state primary or of a presidential primary who does not desire to cast his or her vote in person at the polling place during the hours that polling places are open and whose application for an official absent voting ballot has been filed with the city or town clerk as provided in section eighty-nine, and certified under section ninety-one, may vote in accordance with sections eighty-seven to one hundred and three, inclusive.”; and by inserting after section _ the following new section:-
“Section _. Section 91 of chapter 54 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended, in lines 9-10, by striking the following words:- ‘from the voter who will be absent from said city or town on the date of the election and’.”
The amendment was rejected.
Messrs. Keenan, Michael O. Moore and Donnelly moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after the word “secretary” in line 11, the following: - “, and offered at no cost to the municipality or to the individual,”.
The amendment was adopted.
Messrs. Tarr, Michael O. Moore and Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting the following new section:-
“SECTION 19A. The commonwealth shall reimburse cities and towns for the costs incurred by this act, consistent with the process set forth in section 27C of chapter 29 of the General Laws.”
The amendment was adopted.
Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 3 by striking the words “an online portal” in line 16 and inserting in place thereof the following: - “a secure online portal”.
The amendment was adopted.
Ms. O’Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 11, subsection (d), in line 100, by striking out the words “which may include” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “including, but not limited to,”.
After remarks, the amendment was rejected.
Messrs. Keenan and Donnelly moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 4 by striking the words “the next 2 general elections for federal office” in lines 32 and 33, and inserting in place thereof the following:- “any general or special election before the time that the next 2 general elections for federal office have elapsed”; and in section 5 by inserting after the word “list” in line 47, the following:- “; provided however that an inactive voter shall be returned to the voting list upon voting in a general or special election for any municipal, state or federal office”.
The amendment was rejected.
Messrs. Keenan and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 9 by striking the words “may check to determine whether they are registered to vote” in line 65 and inserting in place thereof the following:- “, including those who have pre-registered pursuant to Section 47A, may check to determine whether they are registered or pre-registered to vote”; and by inserting after the word “registered” in line 68 the following:- “or pre-registered”.
The amendment was adopted.
Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended by striking section 10.
The amendment was rejected.
Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in subsection (c) of section 14, by adding the following sentence:- “The report shall be made available on the general court’s website.”
The amendment was adopted.
Messrs. Keenan and Donnelly moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 11 by striking the words “a city hall election office or a town hall clerk’s office” in line 96 and 97 and inserting in place thereof the following: -“the election office for the city or town”.
The amendment was adopted.
Messrs. Keenan and Michael O. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 11, by inserting after the word “necessary” in line 112 the following: -“by the board of registrars or the board of election commissioners”.
The amendment was rejected.
Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new sections:-
“SECTION__. Section 6 of chapter 53 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking, in line 35, the word ‘Unenrolled’ and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ‘Undeclared’.
SECTION__. Section 37 of said chapter 53 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking, in lines 14 and 15, the word ‘unenrolled’ each time it appears and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the word ‘undeclared’.
SECTION__. Section 37A of said chapter 53 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking the section in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
‘53:37A. Absentee ballots; application; undeclared voters; recording upon voting lists
Section 37A. A voter desiring to vote by absentee ballot in a primary shall specify on his application for the ballot the party with which he is enrolled or, if he is undeclared, the party in whose primary he desires to vote. A city or town clerk shall not supply any voter with the absentee ballot of more than one party at any one primary. If an enrolled voter requests the ballot of a party other than the party in which the voter is enrolled, the clerk shall supply the voter with the absentee ballot of the party in which such voter is enrolled.
The officers processing absentee ballots shall cause to be recorded upon the voting lists to be used at the polling place the political party in whose primary the absentee voter has cast his ballot if he is undeclared, or the officers charged with the casting of such absentee ballot at the polling place shall so record on the voting list the political party in whose primary the absentee voter has cast his ballot if he is undeclared.
If the voter was undeclared before selecting a party ballot, he shall continue to be undeclared and shall be recorded as undeclared in the current annual register of voters.’
SECTION__. Section 38A of said chapter 53 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking, in line 4, the word ‘unenrolled’ and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ‘undeclared’.
SECTION__. Section 72 of said chapter 53 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking, in line 6, the word ‘unenrolled’ and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ‘undeclared’.
SECTION__. Paragraph 3 of section 41 of chapter 54 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the third, fourth and sixth sentences in their entirety.
SECTION__. Said paragraph 3 of said section 41 of said chapter 54 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking the words ‘Unenrolled being used.’, in line 15, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- ‘Undeclared being used. There shall be no designation indicating incumbency.’.
SECTION__. Section 42 of said chapter 54 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking the first paragraph in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:-
‘Section 42. Except as provided in section forty-one A, under the designation of the office, the names of the candidates of political parties, as defined in chapter fifty, for election to any office to be filled at a state election shall be placed on the ballot in random selection; next and also by random selection the names of all other candidates shall follow.’
SECTION__. Paragraph 2 of said section 42 of said chapter 54 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking the first two sentences in their entirety and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- ‘Under the designation of the office, the names of candidates of political parties, as defined in chapter fifty, for each municipal elective office shall, except as city charters otherwise provide, be placed on the ballot in random selection; next and also by random selection the names of all other candidates shall follow.’
SECTION__. Paragraph 3 of said section 42 of said chapter 54 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking the first sentence in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- ‘The names and addresses of the candidates for regional district school committees elected district-wide at state elections shall be placed on the ballot by random selection.’.”
The amendment was rejected.
Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting in line 74 after the word “status” the following sentence:- “The portal shall not display any biographical information of a person that is subject to chapter 51 Section 4(a) with the designation ‘pre-registrant’ or other term or code as specified by the state secretary.”
The amendment was adopted.
Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended by striking in lines 67 to 70 the following, “The portal shall subsequently display whether a voter with that name, date of birth and residential zip code is registered to vote, whether the registration of the voter is active or inactive pursuant to section 37A, the polling location for the voter and state and federal elected officials who represent the voter.,” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “The portal shall subsequently display whether a voter with that name, date of birth and residential zip code is registered to vote, whether the registration of the voter is active or inactive pursuant to section 37A, the party or political designation of the voter, the polling location for the voter and state and federal elected officials who represent the voter.”
The amendment was rejected.
Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 14, by inserting, after clause (viii) in subsection (a), the following new clause:- “(ix) the feasibility and state and local cost of requiring any person who casts a ballot during the early voting period pursuant to section 25B of chapter 54 of the General Laws to present a valid photo identification.”
The amendment was rejected.
Ms. Forry and Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended by striking out section 25B(b) in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
“(b) The voting period for early voting shall run: (i) from the tenth business day preceding the Friday before primary or general election until 48 hours preceding the primary or general election; provided , however, that any city or town may extend the early voting period until the day preceding the primary or general election, and (ii) from the eleventh business day preceding the Friday before a primary or general election if any of days in Section 25B(b)(i) falls on a legal holiday, and (iii) a total of not less than 10 hours on the Saturday and Sunday falling within Section 25B(b)(i)”.
The amendment was rejected.
Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 14, in subsection (a), by inserting at the end thereof the following sentence:- “The task force shall also consider the feasibility of extending voter pre-registration to those individuals who meet all the qualifications to be registered as a voter except that of age and have obtained the age of 16.”; in said section 14, in subsection (c), in line 175, by striking the words “April 1, 2017” and inserting in place thereof the following:- “December 31, 2014”; and by inserting at the end thereof the following section:
“SECTION__. Section 8 of this Act shall take effect on January 1, 2015 unless said section is otherwise modified, altered, suspended or terminated by the General Court.”
The amendment was rejected.
Messrs. Petruccelli and Donnelly moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 11, by inserting after the word “section”, in line 148, the following words:- “; provided however, a city or town may opt to detail a sufficient number of police officers or constables for each early voting site at the expense of said city or town to preserve order and to protect the election officers and supervisors from any interference with their duties and to aid in enforcing the laws relating to elections”; and in section 13, by striking out, in line 154, the words “shall not apply to section 25B” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “may apply to section 25B at the discretion of the election officers and registrars for a city or town”.
The amendment was adopted.
Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ___, the following new section:-
“SECTION ___. Section 76 of Chapter 54 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking the first sentence and inserting the following 2 sentences:- ‘(a) Each voter desiring to vote at a polling place shall give to one of the officers at the entrance to the space within the guard rail that voter’s name, residence, and an identification document as provided in subsection (b). A person desiring to vote who fails to present a suitable identification document when so requested by an election officer shall be permitted to vote, but that person’s right to vote may be challenged under section 85’.”; and by adding in said section 76 of said chapter 54 the following 2 subsections:-
“(b) A person meets the identification document requirements of this section if the person:
(i) presents to the appropriate election officer a current and valid photo identification; or
(ii) presents to the appropriate election officer a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name voter; or
(iii) submit an affidavit attesting to the voters identification and that said voter is eligible to vote in the polling place under the pains and penalties of perjury
(c) A person who desires to vote in person but does not provide a satisfactory identification document may cast a provisional ballot under section 76C.”
After debate, the question on adoption of the amendment was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at eleven minutes past four o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Tarr, as follows, to wit (yeas 9 — nays 29) [Yeas and Nays No. 236]:
YEAS.
Hedlund, Robert L. Moore, Richard T.
Humason, Donald, Jr. Ross, Richard J.
Joyce, Brian A. Tarr, Bruce E.
Lovely, Joan B. Timilty, James E. − 9.
Moore, Michael O.
NAYS.
Barrett, Michael J. Jehlen, Patricia D.
Brewer, Stephen M. Keenan, John F.
Brownsberger, William N. Kennedy, Thomas P.
Candaras, Gale D. McGee, Thomas M.
Chandler, Harriette L. Montigny, Mark C.
Chang-Diaz, Sonia O'Connor Ives, Kathleen
Creem, Cynthia Stone Pacheco, Marc R.
DiDomenico, Sal N. Petruccelli, Anthony
Donnelly, Kenneth J. Rodrigues, Michael J.
Donoghue, Eileen M. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Downing, Benjamin B. Rush, Michael F.
Eldridge, James B. Spilka, Karen E.
Finegold, Barry R. Welch, James T.
Flanagan, Jennifer L. Wolf, Daniel A. − 29.
Forry, Linda Dorcena

The yeas and nays having been completed at fourteen minutes past four o’clock P.M., the amendment was rejected.
Messrs. Rosenberg, Michael O. Moore and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 12 the following new section:-
“SECTION 12A. The first paragraph of section 53 of chapter 54 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the second through fifth sentences, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following 4 sentences:-
The secretary shall cause to be printed and sent to all residential addresses and to each voter residing in group residential quarters, with copies of the measures to which they refer, a summary prepared by the attorney general, a ballot question title prepared jointly by the attorney general and state secretary, fair and neutral one sentence statements describing the effect of a yes or no vote prepared jointly by the attorney general and state secretary, a statement of not more than 100 words prepared by the secretary of administration and finance, in consultation with impacted stakeholders and interested parties, of the fiscal consequences of the measure for state and municipal government finances, and, as provided in section 54, arguments for and against measures to be submitted to the voters under Article XLVIII of the Amendments to the Constitution. The secretary shall make available for public examination a copy of such ballot question titles, one-sentence statements describing the effect of a yes or no vote, and fiscal effect statements, and shall publish the same in the Massachusetts register on or before the second Wednesday in May. Any fifty voters may petition the supreme judicial court for Suffolk county to require that any such title or statements be amended; provided, however, that such petition must be filed within 20 days after the publication of said title and statements. The court may issue an order requiring amendment by the attorney general and state secretary only if it is clear that the title, one-sentence statement, or fiscal effect statement in question is false, misleading or inconsistent with the requirements of this section.”
The amendment was adopted.
Messrs. Rosenberg, Tarr and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 14, by adding the following words:- “; (ix) expanding the use of technology including, but not limited to: employing election day mobile alerts, computer automated auditing, electronic transferring of absentee ballots and online voting or so-called ‘e-voting’; (x) the feasibility and state and municipal cost of requiring any person who casts a ballot during the early voting period under section 25B of chapter 54 of the General Laws to present a valid photo identification; and (xi) requiring all voters to present identification at their polling location before voting; provided that valid identification may include: (A) a current and valid photo identification; or (B) a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter; and provided further, that any voter who is unable to provide valid identification may cast a provisional ballot”.
The amendment was adopted.
Ms. Chang-Diaz, Mr. DiDomenico, Ms. Forry and Messrs. Eldridge and Donnelly moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 19, the following new sections:-
“SECTION 20. Chapter 51 of the Massachusetts General Laws is hereby amended by inserting, after Section 63, the following new section:-
Section 64: Electronic Updating of the Annual Register of Voters and Central Voter Registry by the State Secretary.
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the State Secretary shall obtain data from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles and the United States Postal Service, in order to ascertain whether any persons, who otherwise already have a valid and complete affidavit of voter registration, have changed their address within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
At least every three months, the State Secretary shall seek such information from the Registry of Motor Vehicles and the US Postal Service. These agencies shall electronically transmit to the State Secretary information for persons who have changed their address within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the past three months, including, where available:
(i) Name, Current Address, Mailing Address, Date of Birth, Identification # (Driver’s License Number or Last 4 digits of Social Security Number), Telephone Number
(ii) Date, time, and nature of the last change to the information; and
(iii) Any additional information designated by the State Secretary for such purposes and reasonably related to the management of elections.
(iv) If information is sent because it has changed since the last transmission from the source agency, the source agency shall transmit both the new information and the old information, labeled accordingly.
If the information transferred reflects a person already included in the Central Registry of Voters as a duly registered voter, and if the information reliably indicates a more recent update to the person’s name or address than is currently contained in the Central Registry of Voters, the State Secretary shall ensure that the person’s records in the Central Registry of Voters are updated accordingly, and shall alert the appropriate municipal registrars to update the person’s records in their annual register of voters accordingly.
The State Secretary shall ensure that each voter whose address is changed in the Central Registry of Voters is promptly sent written notice of the change and their new voting location. Any notice required by this section may be sent with other notices required or permitted by law.
SECTION 21. Section 64 shall take effect 1 year from the date of passage.”
After debate, the question on adoption of the amendment was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at twenty-seven minutes before five o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Hedlund, as follows, to wit (yeas 28 — nays 10) [Yeas and Nays No. 237]:
YEAS.
Barrett, Michael J. Forry, Linda Dorcena
Brewer, Stephen M. Jehlen, Patricia D.
Brownsberger, William N. Lovely, Joan B.
Candaras, Gale D. McGee, Thomas M.
Chandler, Harriette L. Montigny, Mark C.
Chang-Diaz, Sonia Pacheco, Marc R.
Creem, Cynthia Stone Petruccelli, Anthony
DiDomenico, Sal N. Rodrigues, Michael J.
Donnelly, Kenneth J. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Donoghue, Eileen M. Rush, Michael F.
Downing, Benjamin B. Spilka, Karen E.
Eldridge, James B. Timilty, James E.
Finegold, Barry R. Welch, James T.
Flanagan, Jennifer L. Wolf, Daniel A. − 28.
NAYS.
Hedlund, Robert L. Moore, Michael O.
Humason, Donald, Jr. Moore, Richard T.
Joyce, Brian A. O'Connor Ives, Kathleen
Keenan, John F. Ross, Richard J.
Kennedy, Thomas P. Tarr, Bruce E. − 10.

The yeas and nays having been completed at twenty-four minutes before five o’clock P.M., the amendment was adopted.
Ms. O’Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 3, by striking out the fourth sentence of proposed section 33A of chapter 51 of the General Laws, and inserting in place thereof the following 2 sentences:- “If the citizen’s signature cannot be found using the online affidavit of registration form, the citizen shall be so informed and given the option to print the affidavit of registration, append the citizen’s signature and mail or hand deliver the signed affidavit directly to the appropriate registrar of voters. The citizen shall receive an acknowledgement notice confirming the final disposition of a voter registration.”
The amendment was adopted.
Mr. Brewer moved that the proposed new text be amended by striking out section 10, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
“SECTION 10. Section 38 of chapter 53 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word ‘primary’, in line 19, the following words:- ; provided further, that a voter registered in a political designation that is not a political party as defined in section 1 of chapter 50 shall be considered unenrolled for the purpose of the primary and shall be eligible to receive a ballot of a political party of the voter’s choosing.”;
By striking out in section 11, proposed subsection (b) of proposed section 25B of chapter 54 of the General Laws, and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-
“(b) The voting period for early voting shall run: (i) for all cities and towns, from the tenth business day preceding a primary or general election; provided, however, that if the tenth business day before the primary or election falls on a legal holiday the early voting period shall begin on the first business day prior to the legal holiday, until the close of business on the business day preceding the business day before the primary or election; (ii) in a city or town with 1 precinct, a combined total of not less than 3 hours on the Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding the day of the primary or election; and (iii) in a city or town with more than 1 precinct, a combined total of not less than 10 hours on the Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding the day of the primary or election.”;
By striking out in said section 11, proposed subsection (1) of proposed section 25A of chapter 54 of the General Laws, and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-
“(l) The counting of early voting ballots including, but not limited to, informing election officers and any challengers present under section 85A shall be set by regulations promulgated under this chapter. All envelopes referred to in this section shall be retained with the ballots cast at the election and shall be preserved and destroyed in the manner provided by law for the retention, preservation or destruction of official ballots.”;
By striking out in section 14B, inserted by amendment 19, the words “All websites that are maintained by a city or town or by a third party under contract with a city or town” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “The official website of a city or town, if such city or town maintains an official website,”; and
By inserting after section 15 the following section:-
“SECTION 15A. Sections 6 and 8 shall take effect 90 days after the effective date of this act.”
The amendment was adopted.
The Ways and Means amendment was then adopted, as amended.
The bill, as amended, was then ordered to a third reading and read a third time.
The question on passing the bill, as amended, to be engrossed was determined by a call of the yeas and nays, at twenty-two minutes before five o’clock P.M., on motion of Mr. Finegold, as follows, to wit (yeas 37 — nays 1) [Yeas and Nays No. 238]:
YEAS.
Barrett, Michael J. Kennedy, Thomas P.
Brewer, Stephen M. Lovely, Joan B.
Brownsberger, William N. McGee, Thomas M.
Candaras, Gale D. Montigny, Mark C.
Chandler, Harriette L. Moore, Michael O.
Chang-Diaz, Sonia Moore, Richard T.
Creem, Cynthia Stone O'Connor Ives, Kathleen
DiDomenico, Sal N. Pacheco, Marc R.
Donnelly, Kenneth J. Petruccelli, Anthony
Donoghue, Eileen M. Rodrigues, Michael J.
Downing, Benjamin B. Rosenberg, Stanley C.
Eldridge, James B. Ross, Richard J.
Finegold, Barry R. Rush, Michael F.
Flanagan, Jennifer L. Spilka, Karen E.
Forry, Linda Dorcena Tarr, Bruce E.
Humason, Donald, Jr. Timilty, James E.
Jehlen, Patricia D. Welch, James T.
Joyce, Brian A. Wolf, Daniel A. − 37.
Keenan, John F.
NAYS.
Hedlund, Robert L. − 1.

The yeas and nays having been completed at eighteen minutes before five o’clock P.M., the bill was passed to be engrossed, in concurrence, with the amendments. [For text of Senate amendments, see Senate, No. 1981, printed as amended.]
Sent to the House for concurrence in the amendments.
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PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE
Engrossed Bills.
The following engrossed bills (the first of two which originated in the Senate), having been certified by the Senate Clerk to be rightly and truly prepared for final passage, were severally passed to be enacted and were signed by the President and laid before the Governor for his approbation, to wit:
Establishing a sick leave bank for Tina Giangregorio, an employee of the highway division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (see Senate, No. 1863);
Establishing a sick leave bank for Denise Mackinnon, an employee of the Department of Public Health (see Senate, No. 1973);
Authorizing the Commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land to the town of Belmont for recreation, public works or other municipal purposes (see House, No. 2869, changed and amended); and
Relative to portable electronics insurance (see House, No. 3541).
Order Adopted.
On motion of Mr. Brewer,--
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Tuesday next at eleven o’clock A.M., and that the Clerk be directed to dispense with the printing of a calendar.
Moment of Silence.
At the request of the President, the members, staff and guests stood in a moment of silence and reflection to the memory of Robert H. Quinn.

Adjourn In Memory of the Honorable Robert H. Quinn

The Senators from Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth, Mr. Joyce, Suffolk and Middlesex, Mr. Petruccelli, and Suffolk, Ms. Forry, moved that when the Senate adjourns today, it do so in memory of the Honorable Robert H. Quinn.
The Honorable Robert H. Quinn passed away on Sunday, January 12th, 2014 at age 85. Born in Boston, Attorney General Quinn was the youngest of seven children. He received a scholarship to attend Boston College High School, and went on to attend Boston College on a football scholarship. While at Boston College, Attorney General Quinn battled life-threatening tuberculosis. He survived, and thrived, finishing his undergraduate education and then graduating from Harvard Law School in 1955.
Attorney General Quinn dedicated his life to serving the people of the Commonwealth. He was elected to the House in 1957 and served as a State Representative for 12 years, leading the body as Speaker of the House from 1967 to 1969. The Legislature then appointed him as Massachusetts Attorney General in 1969, and the voters elected him to a full term in 1970. A champion for increased access to higher education, Attorney General Quinn played an instrumental role in the passage of 1970 legislation, now known as “the Quinn Bill,” which provided financial incentives for law enforcement officers to pursue higher education. He was also instrumental in the founding of UMass-Boston. The University recognized his commitment to public service and higher education by naming their most prestigious award for community service the Robert H. Quinn Award in 1987.
Throughout his life, Attorney General Quinn never wavered in his commitment to his family and friends. He was a devoted husband to wife Claudina, a loving father to Andrea, Michael, Elaina, and Stephanie, and a caring grandfather to Annabel, Ralph, Patrick, India, Quentin, Henry, and Nora.
Accordingly, as a mark of respect in memory of the Honorable Robert H. Quinn, at fourteen minutes before five o’clock PM, on motion of Ms. Chang-Diaz, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Tuesday next at eleven o’clock A.M.