The Massachusetts Bar Association House of Delegates took action on House Bill No. 4840, an initiative amendment relative to the protection of marriage; revisions to the Joint Bar Committee Rules; and revisions to MBA Bylaws at its April 3 meeting, held at the Worcester Crowne Plaza Hotel.
The House of Delegates voted to:
For information on any of the above proposed legislation, including copies of bills, call Lee Iannacchino, MBA legislative coordinator, at (617) 338-0692. For any other House of Delegates questions, call Gwen Landford, executive assistant at (617) 338-0694.
- approve the slate of nominees for officer and regional delegate positions to the 2002-2003 House of Delegates;
- grant a waiver or eligibility to Roy A. Hammer to serve an additional term as a delegate to the ABA House of Delegates;
- approve the following delegates to the ABA House of Delegates for the period of 2002-2004: Roy A. Hammer, James A. Dilday, Joseph P.J. Vrabel and Amy C. Cashore (YLD Delegate);
- support filing of legislation that would enable the court to appoint counsel before imposition of a jail sentence;
- support filing of legislation to amend M.G.L. to require that a defendant is served with a Plaintiff’s Affidavit when served with either an Abuse Protection Order or a Domestic Relations Protective Order;
- oppose in principle House Bill N. 4840, an initiative amendment relative to the protection of marriage;
- support the Massachusetts Principal and Interest Act;
- oppose H. 4654, "An Act Prohibiting Certain Persons from Employment by Human and Social Services Agencies";
- adopt revisions to the Joint Bar Committee Rules and to remit to the Boston Bar Association for ratification;
- adopt revisions to the Massachusetts Bar Association Bylaws and to send to MBA members for approval;