|Roll Call 278 - Chapter 90 Road Funding
Representatives Winslow (R-Norfolk), Jones (R-North Reading), Peterson (R-Grafton), Hill (R-Ipswich), Poirier (R-North Attleboro), and deMacedo (R-Plymouth) submitted an amendment (# 3) to tie the release of funds for the MBTA Bailout to the release of Chapter 90 funding for road improvements. The amendment failed by a vote of 34 - 117 with 6 non voting members. All 32 house Republican members present voted for the amendment. Two Democratic Members joined them Pignatelli and DiNatale.
Roll Call 279 - Reduction of Inspection Sticker fee to $25
Representative Bastien (R-Gardner) submitted and amendment (#4) to reduce the fee for yearly vehicle inspections to $25. The amendment failed by a vote of 33 - 120 with 4 members not voting. All Republican members voted for the Amendment as did Democratic member Dykema (D-Holliston)
Roll Call 280 - Decision of the Chair
Representative O'Connell (R-Taunton) submitted an amendment to publish the names of every MBTA retiree in the open checkbook system (#7). The chair ruled that the amendment dealing with the MBTA and its finances was out of order in an MBTA funding bill. A roll call was taken upholding the decision of the chair 121Y-32N. All 32 GOP members present voted to not uphold the ruling of the chair.
Roll Call 281 - Cost Analysis for MBTA Expansion of Service
Representatives Jones (R-North Reading), Peterson (R-Grafton), Hill (R-Ipswich), Poirier (R-North Attleboro), and deMacedo (R-Plymouth) submitted an amendment (#13) to require the MBTA to conduct a cost analysis before proceeding with any new services or routes. The vote failed 33 - 121 with representative H. Stanley (D- W. Newbury) joining all 32 Republican members in support of the amendment.
Roll Call 282 - MBTA Pass expiration date
Representative Barrows (R-Mansfield) submitted an amendment (#10) to extend the expiration date of MBTA passes (single or multi-use rides) from 30 days to 90 days. The roll call passed unanimously.
Roll Call 283 - on Passage of H4161 the MBTA Bailout Bill
The yeas and nays were taken on the passage of the MBTA bailout bill. It passed 130 - 25. H. Stanley (D-West Newbury) was joined by 24 Republican representatives in voting against the bill. The following eight Republican representatives voted for the MBTA bailout bill: Peterson (R-Grafton), Poirier (R-North Attleboro), Barrows (R-Mansfield), D'Emilia (R-Bridgewater), Diehl (R-Whitman), Howitt (R-Seekonk), O'Connell (R-Taunton) and Ross (R-Attleboro).
There were no more Roll calls the week of June 11, 2012.