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Reports of the Legislative Research Council

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Index of special reports authorized by the General Court: 1900-1988

Index to special reports: 1988-March 1994

1994

An emerging concern: the state's role in hospital consolidations, November 1994

Report of the Senate committee on post audit and oversight entitled "A performance review of the Massachusetts Office of Business Development," December 1993

Report of the Senate committee on post audit and oversight entitled "The Clean Air Act and electric generation competition: a win-win situation," June 1994

Report of the Senate committee on post audit and oversight entitled "Toward gaming regulation: part one: crime," January 1994

Report of the Senate committee on post audit and oversight entitled "Toward gaming regulation: part two: Problem gambling, and regulatory matters," March 1994

Report of the Senate Committee on science and technology entitled "Meeting the Baystate Challenge," March 24, 1994

Report of the Senate Committee on science and technology entitled "Meeting the Baystate Challenge, volume two," June 23, 1994

Report of the trustees of the Boston Metropolitan District for the year nineteen hundred and ninety-three, January 1994

Seventeeth report of the Massachusetts Capital Resource company relative to the taxable year for domestic life insurance companies ended December 3,1 1993 (March 2, 1994)

1993

An act to reorganize the Department of Public Welfare to make the operation of government more efficient, April 1, 1993

1993 abstract of the financial report of the comptroller for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1993

Interim report of the joint special committee established to make an investigation and study of a new division of the Commonwealth into one hundred and sixty representative districts, forty senatorial districts and eight executive councillor districts, November 3, 1993

Majority report of the joint committee on state administration on the reorganization plan no.1 of 1993 relative to reorganizing the Department of Public Welfare to make the operation of government more efficient, May 1993

Report of the Senate committee on post audit and oversight entitled "Workers' compensation: is it temporarily or totally disabled?" May 5, 1993

Report of the Senate committee on post audit and oversight entitled "A program and performance audit of the Massachusetts office of international trade and investment (MOITI)," August 2, 1993

Report of the Senate committee on post audit and oversight entitled "A review of DMH policy planning and implementation during the closing of Northampton State Hospital," January 1993

Report of the Senate committee on post audit and oversight entitled "The cost of innovation: The DPU's purchased power regulations of 1986," November 1993

Report of the Senate committee on post audit and oversight entitled "Toward expanded gaming: a review of gaming in Massachusetts", September, 1993

Report of the special joint committee established to make an investigation and study of a new division of the Commonwealth into one hundred and sixty representative districts, forty senatorial districts and eight executive councillor districts, November 3, 1993

State of the state: Governor William F. Weld's report to the people of Massachsuetts delivered before a joint session of the Massachusetts legislature in the chamber of the house of representatives, State House, Boston, January 14, 1993

1992

Report of the special commission established to make an investigation and study relative to the practice of nursing in the Commonwealth, August 20, 1992

Report of the Senate committee on post audit and oversight entitled "A review of faculty workload policies and faculty workloads at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst," December 1992

Report of the Senate committee on post audit and oversight entitled "Massachusetts public libraries in crisis: the burden of non-resident lending and borrowing," June 1992

Report of the Senate committee on post audit and oversight entitled "Paying for hospital care in Massachusetts: the competition experiment," May 1992

Report of the Senate committee on post audit and oversight entitled "Social worker caseload and resource availability at the Department of Social Services, September 1992

Report of the Senate committee on post audit and oversight entitled "The decision of the Massachusetts state lottery to offer 'lottery-by-phone,'" April 13, 1992

1991

Biennial report of the Commissioner of Revenue submitting the final equalization and apportionment upon the several cities and towns of the amount of property and the proportion of every one thousand dollars of state or county tax which should be assessd upon each city and town and assessment ratios for classes of property in each city and town, January 31, 1991

Report of his excellency the governor relative to an early retirement incentive program for employees of the Commonwealth, May 16, 1991

Report of the Senate committee on post audit and oversight relative to "An analysis of the Massachusetts executive branch workforce," April 1991

Report of the Senate committee on post audit and oversight relative to "Early retirement: designing and implementing an incentive program in Massachusetts," February 28, 1991

Report of the Senate committee on post audit and oversight relative to "Lottery revenue growth: prospects for the future", October 31, 1991

1990

The December 1989 heating oil crisis

Drawing on public authorities' resources to reduce a budget gap: Learning from New York

Report of the Senate committee on post audit and oversight relative to "Analysis of fiscal year 1989 Department of Mental Health allocations," June 1990

Report of the special commission relative to the economic impact of the closing of the Belchertown State School, July 19, 1990

Thirty-fifth annual report of the Legislative Research Council and the Legislative Research Bureau, November 8, 1989

1989

Denying access to care: discrimination against persons with HIV infection, October 1989

Local government finance in 1990: an unfolding crisis, December 1989

A report of the Senate committee on post audit and oversight relative to denying access to care: discrimination against persons with HIV-infection (part three of a series on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Massachusetts), October 1989

A report of the special commission established for the purpose of making an investigation and study relative to alternative methods of financing infrastructure construction and repair including, but not limited to, revenue bonds, bond banks, privatization, sale-lease back, user fees, increased utilization of the tax on motor fuels, and tax-increment financing, January 5, 1989

Report of the special committee of the Senate established for the purpose of determining the manner, conditions and extent to which formal sessions of the Senate shall be made accessible to electronic media, including television and radio, October 25, 1988

Report of the special Senate committee relative to the composition and management of the Massachusetts criminal justice training council, and the curriculum and training procedures of said council

Special report of the commissioner of administration clarifying the description of the site of the replacement facility for the Suffolk county house of correction at Deer Island, January 4 1989

Thirty-fourth annual report of the Legislative Research Council and the Legislative Research Bureau, November 9, 1988

1988

Final report of the Berkshire county charter commission submitting proposed legislation relative to a charter for Berkshire county, April 7, 1988

Sixteenth interim report of the special commission relative to state response to federal tax reform in Massachusetts and other New England states, March 28, 1988

1987

1986 report of the trustees of the Boston Metropolitan District, January 1987

Alternate sentencing, September 30, 1987

Biennial report of the commissioner of revenue submitting the final equalization and apportionment upon the several cities and towns of the amount of property and the proportion of every one thousand dollars of state or county tax which should be assessed up on each city and town and assessment rations for classes of property in each city and town, January 31, 1987

Eighth interim report of the special commission relative to the competitiveness of the Massachusetts tax system in the development of a tax reform program for the Commonwealth, January 12, 1987

Eleventh interim report of the special commission relative to the corporations excise tax in the development of a tax reform program for the Commonwealth, April 2, 1987

Fifteenth interim report of the special commission relative to taxation of the insurance industry in the development of a tax reform program in the Commonwealth, June 23, 1987

Fourteenth interim report of the special commission relative to property taxation in the development of a tax reform program for the Commonwealth, April 16, 1987

Garcia v. San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority: the decline and fall of state sovereignty, September 30, 1987

Grand jury, February 25, 1987

Interim report of the joint special committee established to make an investigation and study of a new division of the Commonwealth into one hundred and sixty representative districts, forty senatorial districts and eight executive councillor districts, July 9, 1987

Interim report of the special commission relative to medical professional liability insurance and the nature and consequences of medical malpractice, November, 1987

Ninth interim report of the special commission relative to the residential property tax burden in the development of a tax reform program for the Commonwealth, January 12, 1987

Report of the advisory board on legislative, judicial and constitutional officers' compensation relative to the adequacy and expenses of such officers, April 21, 1987

Report of the joint special committee established for the purpose of making an investigation and study relating to the Pilgrim Nuclear Generating Facility at Plymouth, July 1987

Report of the Special Commission established for the purpose of making an investigation and study relative to the adequacy of existing rules and regulations affecting the soft-shelled clam industry, January 15, 1987

Report of the special commission relative to the adequacy of lead poisoning prevention and control efforts in the Commonwealth, January 12, 1987

Second interim report of the joint special committee established for the purpose of making an investigation and study relative to comparable worth in employment and the extent to which sex segregation exists in employment in the Commonwealth, January 12, 1987

Seventh interim report of the special commission relative to the differences in budgetary stress across cities and towns in the development of a tax reform program for the Commonwealth, January 12, 1987

Sixth interim report of the special commission relative to the sales tax burden in the development of a tax reform program for the Commonwealth, January 12, 1987

Tenth interim report of the special commission relative to providing for a non-property tax option for cities and towns in the development of a tax reform program for the Commonwealth, March 31, 1987

The thirteenth interim report of the Special Commission relative to the taxation of banks in the development of a tax reform program for the Commonwealth, April 9, 1987

The twelfth interim report of the special commission relative to unitary taxation for corporations in the development of a tax reform program for the Commonwealth, April 8, 1987

1986

Fifth interim report of the special commission relative to revenue caps and rainy day funds in the development of a tax reform program for the Commonwealth, December 4, 1986

Final report of the special committee established to make an investigation and study relative to "Alzheimer's disease", December 31, 1986

Fourth interim report of the special commission relative to the sales tax in the development of a tax reform program for the Commonwealth, November 24, 1986

Interim report of the special commission relative to the development of a tax reform program for the Commonwealth, October 2, 1986

Interim report of the special committee established to make an investigation and study relative to "Alzheimer's disease," April 8, 1986

Judicial selection in the United States, March 4, 1986

The Massachusetts personal income tax, May 7, 1986

Prisons for profit, July 31, 1986

Prisons for profit (summary), July 31, 1986

Report of the Special Commission established to make an investigation and study relative to low-level radioactive waste, February 18, 1986

Second interim report of the special commission relative to the personal income tax and the development of a tax reform program for the Commonwealth, October 9, 1986

Third interim report of the special commission relative to the personal income tax and the development of a tax reform program for the Commonwealth, October 30, 1986

Who pays Massachusetts taxes? The residential property tax, December 2, 1986

1985

Third interim report of the special comission established to make an investigation and study of existing statutes for the purpose of determining the liability for release of oil and hazardous materials, August 22, 1985

1984

Elderly witnesses, March 28, 1984

Protection of child victim/witnesses in abuse proceedings, July 10, 1984

Special report of the committee on education relative to improving the quality of public education in the Commonwealth, January 9, 1984

1983

Annual report of the special commission relative to medical professional liability insurance and the nature and consequences of medical malpractice, April 4, 1983

Casino gambling, April 13, 1983

Final report of the special commission established for the purpose of making an investigation and study of the concerns of Vietnam War veterans, December 30, 1983

Interim report of the Special Committee of the Senate established to make an investigation and study relative to seclusion, restraint and deaths in facilities operated by, controlled by or contracted by the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Public Health and the Department of Youth Services and Nursing Homes

Plant closings, June 30, 1983

Report of the Special Commission established to make an investigation and study relative to determining the adequacy of the water supply of the Commonwealth, January 27, 1983

Second interim report of the special commission relative to the procedures and guidelines for siting hazardous waste facilities, January 11, 1982

User fees and charges, March 9, 1983

1982

Determination of legislative intent, February 16, 1982

Final report of the committee on state administration to make an investigation and study relative to the disposition of surplus state owned property and certain other related matters, January 1982

Regulation of home builders and home improvement contractors, February 8, 1982

Second interim report of the special commission relative to the procedures and guidelines for siting hazardous waste facilities in the Commonwealth, January 11, 1982

Special report of the advisory board on legislative, judicial and constitutional officers' compensation relative to the adequacy of salaries and expenses of such officers, May 5, 1982

1981

Administrative court system, April 22, 1981

County government in Massachusetts, February 13, 1981

Criminal and fraudulent victimization of the elderly, March 30, 1981

Declining enrollments and the reduction of school personnel, April 30, 1981

Fourth interim report of the joint special committee authorized to make an investigation and study relative to the feasibility of a revision of the Massachusetts Criminal Law Statutes for the purpose of establishing a criminal code with uniform sentencing, December 22, 1981

Gubernatorial executive orders, April 3, 1981

Industrial revenue bond financing, December 10, 1981

Planning for balanced growth and development in the Commonwealth: Fourth interim report of the special commission relative to the effects of growth patterns on the quality of life in the Commonwealth, March 19, 1981

Protection of States Interest in School Building Assistance Grants, January 21, 1981

Report of the special committee on small business

Requiring prior legislative approval of certain consent decrees, March 6, 1981

Report of the joint special committee established for the purpose of recommending a new division of the Commonwealth into congressional districts in conformity with law, December 10, 1981

Special report of the committee on government regulations relative tot he registration of certain hairdressers as aetheticians, January 12, 1981

Special report of the Secretary of Consumer Affairs submitting a plan for the distribution, modification or recodification of the General Laws relative to the Executive Office of Consumer Affairs, November 11, 1981

Special report of the water resources commission relative to the water supply system of the city of Pittsfield, October 7, 1981

Third interim report of the joint special committee authorized to make an investigation and study relative to the feasibility of a revision of the Massachusetts criminal law statutes for the purpose of establishing a criminal code with uniform sentencing, January 12, 1981

Third interim report of the special commission relative to determining the adequacy of the water supply inthe Commonwealth, January 12, 1981

1980

Annual report, 1980

Cigarette bootlegging, April 16, 1980

Comprehensive Management Plan for the Administration of Sludge Treatment, June 19, 1980

Crime on Public Transportation Systems, February 13, 1980

Extent of damages in the Commonwealth caused by the snow, wind, floods and rains of the storm of March 21st and 22d, 1980, June 10, 1980

First interim report of the Special Commission relative to the procedures and guidelines for siting hazardous waste facilities in the Commonwealth, June 25, 1980

Fiscal impact of state administrative regulations, February 13, 1980

Interim report of the Special Commission relating to the civil service law and various other merit systems of the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions, July 1, 1980

Interim report: Special committee to investigate seclusion, restraint and deaths in state supported facilities, July 1980

Investigation and Study of the Operations, Functions and Adequacy of the Office for Children, July 5, 1980.

Limiting taxation and spending by state and local governments, June 10, 1980

Reorganization of Higher Education, June 30, 1980

Report of the Massachusetts Capital Resource Company, March 3, 1980

Report of the special committee of the House relative to the feasibility of establishing a juvenile offenders program conducted by long-term offenders who are inmates in correctional institutions in the Commonwealth similar to the "Scared Straight", so-called, program in the State of New Jersey

Report of the State Ethics Committee relative to establishing Financial Disclosure Requirements for Officials and Employees of Cities, Towns, and Districts of the Commonwealth, January 7, 1980

Second interim report of the Special Commission relating to the civil service law and various other merit systems of the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions, December 3, 1980

Site tax valuation, March 12, 1980

Special report of the Committee on Transportation relative to the hiring of attorney William Schwartz by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and the settlement between said authority and Boeing-Vertol, Inc., April 17, 1980

Tax-Exempt Securities, April 3, 1980

Third interim report of the Special Commission relative to determining the adequacy of water supply in the Commonwealth, December, 1980

1979

Absentee Voting, January 24, 1979

Annual report, 1979

Annual report of the special commission relative to medical professional liability insurance and the nature and consequences of medical malpractice, June 12, 1979

Biennial report of the Commissioner of Revenue, submitting an equalization and apportionment upon the several cities and towns of the amount of property and the proportion of every one thousand dollars of state or county tax which should be assessed upon each city and town, January 8, 1979

Contractual arrangements in continuing care facilities, February 28, 1979

Court fees, May 21, 1979

First interim report of the special commission relative to corruption involved in certain state and county building contracts, January 8, 1979

First report of the Special Commission relative to establishing an annual emissions inspection program for all motor vehicles and certain matters related thereo, June 27, 1979

Interim report of the Special Commission on the Effects of State Mandated Programs on the Property Tax, December 5, 1979

Legislative carry-over procedures and alternatives, April 4, 1979

Recall of local officials, February 28, 1979

Report of the Joint Special Committee relative to safety for the transportation, storage and siting of storage facilities of liquefied natural gas and other liquefied energy gases, January 8, 1979

Report of the joint special committee relative to the feasibility of a revision of the Massachusetts criminal law statutes for the purpose of establishing a criminal code with uniform sentencing procedure, January 1979

Report of the special commission relative to determing the adequacy of water supply in the Commonwealth, January 1979

Second interim report of the Special Commission Concerning State and County Buildings, January 15, 1979

Such changes in the laws as may be desirable regarding the extent and impact of state laws mandating local expenditures, the extent of state funding provided, and the impact on the property tax burden, January 8, 1979

Trustees of the Boston Metropolitan District, January, 1979

Voter approval of borrowing and property taxes, February 8, 1979

1978

Annual report, 1978

A Centralized Elections Administration System, May 3, 1978

The Definition of Death and the Living Will, March 8, 1978

Fourth interim report of the special commission relative to the laws of the Commonwealth pertaining to elementary and secondary education as they relate to unequal educational opportunities and services, May 1, 1978

Hydropower licensing procedures, December 27, 1978

Implementing the growth policy consensus: proposals for public action: third interim report of the special commission relative to the effects of growth patterns on the quality of life in the Commonwealth, June 10, 1978

Report of the special commission relative to determining the adequacy of water supply in the Commonwealth, December 1978

State severance taxes, April 21, 1978

Third interim report of the Special Commission relative to the laws of the Commonwealth pertaining to elementary and secondary education as they related to unequal educations opportunities and services, March 1, 1978

1977

Act providing cost-of-living salary adjustments for certain employees of the Commonwealth, January 26, 1977

Annual report, 1977

Annual report of the special commission established to make an investigation and study of medical professional liability insurance and the nature and consequences of medical malpractice, December 29, 1976

Final report of the joint special committee established to make an investigation and study of the affirmative action procedure, so-called, for the employment of minorities in the Commonwealth with particular emphasis upon the hiring practices and the contractual obligations of private corporations, unions and quasi public corporations and their relationship with local municipalities as well as the various departments, boards and commissions of the Commonwealth, February 23, 1977

Final report of the Special Commission established to make an investigation and study relative to the feasibility of recodifying the law pertaining to the control of dogs and cats and other matters relative thereto, February 22, 1977

First interim report of the joint committee on taxation authorized to make an investigation and study of certain Senate and House documents, September 1977

Interim report of the House committee on ethics relative to the evaluation of certain allegations and charges that were presented in the recent WBZ-TV television presentation and to prepare written responses to such allegations and charges, October 26, 1977

Interim report of the special commission relative to the awarding of contracts for construction and for materials by counties, cities, towns and districts in cases of extreme emergency and other related matters, October 13, 1977

Regulation of Dealers in Equities, March 16, 1977

Reimbursement of municipal hospitals for general relief care, October 13, 1977

Report of the division of marine and recreational vehicles relative to requiring the licensing of motorboat operators, January 17, 1977

Report of the ethics committee of the House relative to requiring all members to be in their seats during roll calls in the House, August 10, 1977

Report of the ethics committee of the House relative to the purchase and installation of key locks for the electric voting machine switches, August 10, 1977

Report of the House committee on ethics proposing a code of ethics and financial disclosure requirements and changes in the rules governing standards of conduct for the House of Representatives, September 28, 1977

Report of the special committee of the House relative to the extent of damages in Berkshire County caused by the thaw and rains of March, nineteen hundred and seventy-seven, Juny 21, 1977

Second interim report of the committee on taxation relative to providing for a carry-forward of the investment credit under the corporation excise, September 21, 1977

Second interim report of the special commission relative to the laws of the Commonwealth pertaining to elementary and secondary education as they relate to unequal educational opportunity and services, August 10, 1977

Second interim report relative to the different kinds of information concerning individuals being stored in computer banks, its possible infringement of the rights of privacy of the individual, and such other matters related thereto, May 19, 1977

Second report of the special commission...to make an investigation and study relative to the effect of the ratification of the proposed amendments to the constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Constitution of the United States prohibiting discrimination on account of sex upon the laws, business communities and public in the Commonwealth, January 17, 1977

Senate committee on ethics: first annual report

Senate committee on ethics: report and recommendations concerning Senators Joseph J.C. DiCarlo and Ronald C. MacKenzie, April 1, 1977

Senate committee on ethics: reports and recommentations concerning standards of conduct for the Massachusetts Senate, August 16, 1977

Seventh interim report of the joint special committee established to study a new division of the Commonwealth into one hundred and sixty representative districts, forty senatorial districts, and either councillor districts, May 2, 1977

Sixth interim report of the joint special committee established for the purpose of studying (1) a new division of the Commonwealth into representative districts and (2) a new division of the Commonwealth into forty senatorial and eight executive councillors districts, April 20, 1977

Special report of the commissioner of insurance relative to the mandatory offer by insurance companies of additional motor vehicle liability coverage, September 1, 1977

State agencies regulating motor vehicles, April 13, 1977

1976

Annual report, 1976

Election of School Committees, January 12, 1976

Establishing a metropolitan services financing district in the Boston metropolitan area, August 4, 1976

Evaluating the extent of the use of asbestos as fireproofing in the schools and public buildings of the Commonwealth and its containment and removal, December 29, 1976

Final report of the joint special commission to make an investigation and study relative to the crime of shoplifting, February 1976

First interim report of the special commission relative to the feasibility of including a provision for bicycle paths in the design of federally-aided and state-aided roads, December 10, 1976

Interim report of the special commission relative to the awarding of contracts for construction and for materials by counties, cities, towns and districts

Planned program budget system, June 30, 1976

Political activities and public employees, December 29, 1976

Preserving Massachusetts' prime agricultural land: Second interim report of the special commission relative to the effects of growth patterns on the quality of life in the Commonwealth, August 16, 1976

Report of a special commission established (under Chapter 77 of the Resolves of 1974 and most recently revived and continued by Chapter 1 of the Resolves of 1976) to make an investigation and study relative to the procedures employed by vocational schools and regional vocational schools in the Commonwealth, June 1976

Report of the special committee of the House relative to the budget and physical adequacy of the Eastern Norfolk District Court located in the city of Quincy, October 12, 1976

Vandalism of public property, May 19, 1976

1975

Annual report, 1975

Certain major policy areas of the Quabbin Reservoir under the control of the Metropolitan District Commission, January 6, 1975

Commercial Bribery, February 26, 1975

Conflict of interest law and the separation of powers, July 3, 1975

An Elementary Demonstration Scholarship Program, April 30, 1974

Eleventh report of the Special Legislative Commission on marine boundaries and resources on the matter of offshore oil development on Georges Bank, March 1975

Fifth interim report of the Special Commission relative to the regulation of the location and operation of electric utility generation and transmission facilities and other related matters, January 6, 1975

Final report of the special commission established to make an investigation and study relative to the current financial management practices of the Commonwealth, July 21, 1975

Final report of the Special Commission relative to the pricing and marketing procedures of grocery store chains in the Commonwealth, September 8, 1975

First interim report: Special Legislative Commission on Employment, July 21, 1975

Interim report of the joint special commission on facilities for the mentally retarded, March 1975

Interim report of the Special Commission relative to the effect of present growth patterns on the quality of life in the Commonwealth, July 21, 1975

Interim report of the special commission relative to the effect of the prisoner furlough program on the citizens of the Commonwealth, October 29, 1975

Interim report of the special commission relative to the laws of the Commonwealth pertaining to elementary and secondary education as they relate to unequal educations opportunity and services, July 21, 1975

An investigation and study of the causes for the failure of certain state mental hospitals to receive accreditation and the alternative courses of action the state might take August 21, 1975

Laws of the Commonwealth Pertaining to Elementary and Secondary Education As They Relate to Unequal Educational Opportunity and Services, June 21, 1975

Minor Political Parties and Independent Candidates, May 21, 1975

Report of the special commission relative to the efficient use of ionizing radiation, May 27, 1975

Report of the special committee of the house of its investigation and study of the feasibility of supplanting the present system of welfare payments with a "workfare"system, so-called, as used in other states, January 1975

Report of the special senate committee on mental hospital acceditation, January 1975

Restricting the application of state laws adding to local government costs, April 15, 1975

Revising statewide initiative and referendum provisions of the Massachusetts Constitution, February 4, 1975

Special report of the joint committee on commerce and labor relative to a new electronic pricing concept devised by supermarket chains whereby prices on products will be displayed only on shelves as opposed to the product itself, January 1975

Special report of the Department of Natural Resources relative to the Deerfield River Basin area, February 1975

State ombudsman, January 22, 1975

School finance reform in Massachusetts: interim report of the Special Commission on Unequal Educational Opportunity, April 28, 1975

Third interim report [investigation and study...relative to improving the recreational facilities and expanding the recreation, travel, vacation and tourist industry of the Commonwealth

1974

Act providing a local-aid transportation authorization to assist highway and transit development in cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth

Certificate of Need and A Unified State Hospital System, March 27, 1974

Final report of the Committee on Urban Affairs relative to changes in the subdivision control law authorized by House Order No. 2517 of 1974, December 24, 1974

Massachusetts transit systems and aid programs, April 25, 1974

Newspaper publication of public notices and legal advertisements, February 13, 1974

Order of Names on the Ballot, January 9, 1974

Political party structure and public campaign funding, January 23, 1974

Report of the special commission relative to the authorization of savings banks to accept demand deposits, September 7, 1974

Report of the special committe of the House to make an investigation and study of the feasibility of supplanting the present system of welfare payments with a "workfare" system, so-called, as used in other states, January 7, 1974

The Special Legislative Commission on Privacy: First interim report of the Special Commission established to make an investigation and study relative to the different kinds of information concerning individuals being stored in computer banks, its possible infringement of the rights of privacy of the individual, and such other matters related thereto, December 24, 1974

Special report of the executive office of environmental affairs relative to the identification, designation and protection of critical environmental concern areas, January 6, 1974

A Subdivision Control Administrator, April 10, 1974

Railroad Service from Boston to Brockton/Cape Cod, March 27, 1974

Voting by prisoners and the mentally ill, December 30, 1974

1973

Annual report, 1973

Changing the size of the House of Representatives and the census basis of legislative redistricting, May 30, 1973

County home rule, August 29, 1973

Juvenile probation services, May 21, 1973

Metric conversion, October 3, 1973

Multiple Officeholding, February 7, 1973

State aid to private higher educational institutions and students, February 28, 1973

Voter identification, January 22, 1973

1972

Annual report, 1972

Commercial Income Tax Preparers, February 9, 1972

Directory of research units of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the Massachusetts state government, January 5, 1972

Equal Rights Constitutional Amendment, June 16, 1972

Leasing of Facilities for Governmental Purposes, April 5, 1972

Massachusetts power authority

School Committees and Feasible Alternatives, January 26, 1972

State assumption of certain real property tax exemptions, May 10, 1972

1971

Annual report, 1971

Civil Defense, January 27, 1971

Compulsory arbitration of public employees labor disputes, March 16, 1971

Duties and powers of the Lieutenant Governor, December 29, 1971

Form of government in large towns, March 16, 1971

Lowering the age of majority

Popular Constitutional Conventions, February 24, 1971

Preservation of the natural environment, April 7, 1971

Revising the municipal home rule amendment, December 29, 1971

State assumption of local education costs and provision of equal educational opportunity, April 7, 1971

Unemployment compensation for public employees, December 8, 1971

1970

Annual report, 1970

Assessment of Agricultural Land, February 20, 1970

Housing code and enforcement, July 29, 1970

Judical compensation and related benefits, January 28, 1970

Mandatory Retirement of Judges at Age 70, February 24, 1970

New towns, July 29, 1970

The Payment of Teachers' Salaries in Private Schools, April 2, 1970

Regional government, January 26, 1970

The State Library, March 11, 1970

Tax Exemption of Railroad Rights-of-Way, April 2, 1970

Voluntary municipal merger procedures, March 11, 1970

Voter Participation at State and Municipal Elections, January 28, 1970

1969

Annual report, 1969

Changing the legislative apportionment procedure and reducing the size of the House of Representatives, April 16, 1969

Classification and assessment of real property, May 21, 1969

Collective bargaining and local government employees, January 14, 1969

Federal assistance to cities and towns, January 29, 1969

Motor Vehicle Title Act, December 18, 1969

Presidential pre-primary practices, January 27, 1969

Selected problems of urban rehabilitation in Massachusetts, July 30, 1969

State Programs for the Prevention of Malnutrition, February 26, 1969

Vacancies in Constitutional Offices, February 26, 1969

1968

Annual report, 1968

Credit for unused sick leave, January 3, 1968

Free Tuition at State Colleges, February 6, 1968

Lower Voting Ages, March 13, 1968

Prepaid educational scholarship plans, January 25, 1968

Promotion of the port of Boston, June 5, 1968

Recesses of the General Court, February 28, 1968

Regulation of the Automotive Industry, March 1968

Restricting the zoning power to city and county governments, June, 1968

Rule-making power of the Supreme Judicial Court, January 22, 1968

Statute of limitations for malpractice against architects, engineers and surveyors

Underground Shopping Complexes, January 31, 1968

Massachusetts Implementation of the National Highway Safety Act of 1966, January 30, 1968

1967

Annual report, 1967

Determination of gubernatorial disability, February 1, 1967

Fiscal estimates for proposed legislation, January 25, 1967

A Graduated State Income Tax for Massachusetts, March 29, 1967

Highway beautification and abandoned vehicles, March 29, 1967

Migratory Labor, May 31, 1967

Reimbursement of Legal Costs to Indicted Public Officials, February 13, 1967

1966

Absentee voting, February 21, 1966

Constitutional revision procedures, March 8, 1966

Four year term for legislators, February 23, 1966

Historic preservation program for cities and towns, January 10, 1966

Initial Repayment of State Serial Bond Maturities, March 23, 1966

Massachusetts Fishing Development Authority, December 27, 1966

Reduced fares for the elderly, January 17, 1966

Shortened Voter Residence Requirements, March 9, 1966

State and local apportionments, January 26, 1966

Water shortage and industrial water use and reuse, April 27, 1966

1965

Boston Multi-Purpose Sports Facility, July 14, 1965

Executive branch reorganization, February 8, 1965

Extension of time for gubernatorial action on bills, July 15, 1965

Higher Education for Greater Boston, February 1965

Industrial development of cities and towns, February 3, 1965

Joint Election of Governor and Lieutenant Governor, March 3, 1965

Municipal home rule, March 10, 1965

State Police Promotions, June 30, 1965

Taxation of Leased Business Equipment, February 1, 1965

1964

Combining State Departments of Public Welfare, Public Health and Mental Health, March 25, 1964

Extending the Labor Relations Law to Include Certain Non-Profit Institutions, January 23, 1964