Letting Committee Members Read Bills Before Voting on Them Senate #5

Vote Description

This was a vote on Amendment #7 to S8, the Senate Rules, which would require committees to provide members of the committee the text or a comprehensive summary of the bills that they are expected to take up or vote on. https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S8/Amendments/Senate

Mass Fiscal Explanation

Mass Fiscal supports a yes vote because we believe this amendment increases transparency. Often times, there will be no way for legislators to read bills they are expected to discuss or vote on in committee. This amendment calls for the requirement of bill text or at the very least a summary of the bill before they go into a committee meeting or vote.

Mass Fiscal's Stance

Vote result on 02/02/2017

PASSED

Yea
39

Nay
0

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Michael BarrettThird Middlesex 1%
Joe BoncoreFirst Suffolk and Middlesex 1%
Michael Brady2nd Plymouth and Bristol 2%
William N. BrownsbergerSecond Suffolk and Middlesex 1%
Harriette L. ChandlerFirst Worcester 1%
Sonia Chang-DiazSecond Suffolk 44%
Cynthia Stone CreemFirst Middlesex and Norfolk 2%
Julian CyrCape and Islands 1%
Viriato Manuel deMacedoPlymouth and Barnstable 65%
Sal N. DiDomenicoMiddlesex and Suffolk 1%
Kenneth J. DonnellyFourth Middlesex 38%
Eileen DonoghueFirst Middlesex 2%
James B. EldridgeMiddlesex and Worcester 3%
Ryan C. FattmanWorcester and Norfolk 74%
Jennifer L. FlanaganWorcester and Middlesex 30%
Linda Dorcena ForryFirst Suffolk 2%
Anne M. GobiWorcester, Hampden, Hampshire, and Middlesex 4%
Adam G. HindsBerkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden 2%
Donald F. HumasonSecond Hampden and Hampshire 60%
Kathleen O'Connor IvesFirst Essex 4%
Patricia D. JehlenSecond Middlesex 2%
John F. KeenanNorfolk and Plymouth 1%
Barbara L'ItalienSecond Essex and Middlesex 2%
Eric P. LesserFirst Hampden and Hampshire 1%
Jason M. LewisFifth Middlesex 1%
Joan B. LovelySecond Essex 2%
Thomas M. McGeeThird Essex 3%
Mark C. MontignySecond Bristol and Plymouth 4%
Michael O. MooreSecond Worcester 3%
Patrick O'ConnorPlymouth and Norfolk 40%
Marc R. PachecoFirst Plymouth and Bristol 2%
Michael J. RodriguesFirst Bristol and Plymouth 2%
Stanley C. RosenbergHampshire, Franklin and Worcester 0%
Richard J. RossNorfolk, Bristol and Middlesex 47%
Michael F. RushNorfolk and Suffolk 2%
Karen SpilkaSecond Middlesex and Norfolk 1%
Bruce E. TarrFirst Essex and Middlesex 57%
James E. TimiltyBristol and Norfolk 38%
Walter F. TimiltyNorfolk, Bristol and Plymouth 4%
James T. WelchHampden 2%