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Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 26, 2014 S 2132 Establishes Labor Standards for Domestic Workers Signed - Executive
Sign
June 26, 2014 S 2123 & S 2195 Increases the Minimum Wage Signed - Executive
Sign
July 22, 2013 H 3535 2013 Supplemental Transportation Budget Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 12, 2013 H 3538 Appropriates Funds for Departments Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
July 11, 2013 H 3539 Appropriates Funds for Certain Items Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
July 11, 2013 H 3539 Appropriates Funds for Certain Items Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
July 11, 2013 H 3539 Appropriates Funds for Certain Items Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
July 2, 2013 H 3535 Relating to Appropriations Made From the Transportation Fund Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 6, 2012 S 2400 Establishes Accountable Care Organizations Signed - Executive
Sign
July 8, 2012 H 4200 2012-2013 Budget Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
June 29, 2012 H 4174 Authorizes Funds for State Transportation Projects Signed - Executive
Sign
July 11, 2011 H 3535 Budget for Fiscal Year 2012 Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 12, 2010 S 2449 Concerning water storage facilities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 5, 2010 S 2582 Economic development reorganization Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
Aug. 2, 2010 H 5000 Gambling Law Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Aug. 2, 2010 H 5001 Gambling Law Amendments Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
June 11, 2010 H 4025 Related to the Transportation of Swimming Pools Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Jan. 19, 2010 S 2247 Education Law Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
Jan. 19, 2010 S 2205 Education Law Amendments Signed - Executive
Sign
Nov. 24, 2009 H 4356 Leasing of certain parcels of land in Boston Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
Nov. 24, 2009 H 4357 Authorizing Conveyance of State Land in Sharon Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Nov. 24, 2009 H 4359 Fiscal Stability Measures for Fiscal Year 2010 Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
Oct. 29, 2009 H 4288 2008-2009 Supplemental Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
Sept. 29, 2009 S 2121 Related to Sheriffs Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
Sept. 24, 2009 H 4246 Authorizing Governor to Appoint Interim U.S. Senator Signed - Executive
Sign
Aug. 27, 2009 H 2365 Keith Bianchini Sick Leave Bank Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 7, 2009 H 4181 2009-2010 Supplemental Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
Aug. 7, 2009 H 4142 Providing for Reporting Dates for Capital Gains Revenue and Transferring Funds Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 30, 2009 H 4129 2009-2010 Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
June 29, 2009 H 4101 Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2010 Signed - Executive
Line Item Veto
June 25, 2009 S 2024 Massachusetts Transportation Agency Consolidation Signed - Executive
Sign
June 25, 2009 S 2087 Massachusetts Transportation Agency Consolidation Signed - Executive
Sign
Nov. 10, 2008 H 5132 Fiscal Year 2009 Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
Aug. 14, 2008 S 2743 Preservation of Dairy Farms Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
Aug. 14, 2008 H 1224 Eligibility for Cooperative Housing Corporations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 14, 2008 H 4731 Interior Designers Bidding on State Contracts Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 14, 2008 H 4474 Conveying Land from the Town of Plainfield to the Plainfield Congregational Church Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 14, 2008 H 4583 Limiting Use of Eminent Domain in Amesbury Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 8, 2008 H 5055 Capital Facility Repairs and Improvements Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
Aug. 8, 2008 H 5039 Transportation Improvements Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
Aug. 8, 2008 H 5022 Supplemental Appropriations for the 2008 Fiscal Year Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
Aug. 7, 2008 H 5015 Authorize the City of Waltham to Lease a Certain Parcel of Land for the Construction of a Golf Course Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 7, 2008 H 4209 Sick Leave Bank for Sharon Easter Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 31, 2008 SB 800 Repealing Out of State Marriage Restrictions Signed - Executive
Sign
July 24, 2008 H 4636 Land Lease for Golf Course Construction in Waltham Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 23, 2008 H 4857 Benefits of Certain Court Employees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 13, 2008 H 4900 Budget for the 2009 Fiscal Year Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
May 23, 2008 S 1095 Nominations for the Police-Affiliated Slots on the JLMC Vetoed - Executive
Veto
May 23, 2008 S 2458 Brockton Building Inspector and Building Commissioner Certification Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Feb. 21, 2008 H 4089 Appointment of Fall River Fire Fighters Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Jan. 11, 2008 H 4384 Reading Land Restriction Exemption Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 19, 2007 H 4139 AUTHORIZING SUPERANNUATION RETIREMENT FOR LEO SENECAL. Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Nov. 26, 2007 S 2414 Presidential Primary Date Change Signed - Executive
Sign
Nov. 13, 2007 S 1353 Reproductive Health Clinic Buffer Zones Signed - Executive
Sign
Nov. 8, 2007 H 4224 Establish Sick Leave Bank for Michael Antonucci Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Nov. 2, 2007 S 2255 State Pension Fund Divestment from Sudan Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 18, 2007 H 4282 Supplemental Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
Aug. 2, 2007 HB 2876 Sales Tax Holiday Signed - Executive
Sign
July 25, 2007 H 4144 Bill relative to security freezes and notification of data breaches. Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
July 12, 2007 H 4141 Appropriations for Fiscal year 2008 Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
July 12, 2007 H 4141 Appropriations for Fiscal year 2008 Vetoed - Executive
Reduction Veto
July 12, 2007 H 4141 Appropriations for Fiscal year 2008 Vetoed - Executive
Amendatory Veto
July 12, 2007 H 4117 Petition of James R. Miceli and Susan C. Tucker (by vote of the town) relative to salary payments to teachers in the school department ofthe town of Tewksbury. Vetoed - Executive
Veto

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