Bills Returned from the
Governor's Desk with Amendments:
*Community Preservation - This
bill is a local approval measure
dedicated to creating open space, preserving historical structures and
building affordable housing. The legislation provides matching
local cities and towns that participate in the program through fee
increases on real estate deed transactions. The Governor's
amendment recommended reducing the level of these fees.
* Court Reporters - This bill prohibits court reporters from
into contracts for court reporting with 3rd parties when that contract
not related to a specific case or reporting incident.
* Public Accountancy - This bill limits the liability of
to the percentage of culpability determined at trial. The
amendment further clarified the limits on this immunity from liability.
* Genetic Testing - This legislation prohibits discrimination on
basis of a genetic test in employment, housing, lending and health
insurance coverage. It also prohibits unfair discrimination in the
issuance of life insurance. The legislation provides privacy
protection for genetic test results by requiring both prior written
consent to perform a test and informed written consent to disclose the
results of a test. The governor's amendment made a technical
correction to the exemption for genetic tests performed by law
enforcement officials in the course of their official duties.
Year 2000 Budget | Year
2001 Budget | Senate Engrossed Bills
1999 - 2000 Bills Passed | 1999
- 2000 Bills with Amendments
Senator Brian A. Joyce Room 413A
Boston, MA. 02133