THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, May 3, 2019 Page 19 BEACON | FROM PAGE 18 Senate 39-1, approved a bill that would allow for residents to choose a third gender option, “X” in lieu of “male” or “female” on an application for a driver’s license, learner’s permit, identification card or liquor purchase identifi - cation card. No documentation would be required for the person to choose the “X” option. The House has already approved a different version of the bill and the House and Senate will work on a compromise version. “Massachusetts has always led on equity and justice, especially in our proud bi-partisan support of LGBTQ people,” said Sen. Julian Cyr (D-Truro). “Today the Massachusetts Senate continued that tradition by passing legislation that provides the opportunity for Massachusetts residents who are transgender or gender non-conforming to self-identify on all Massachusetts identification documents. Legislation passed by the Senate allows for accuracy, privacy, and safety for individuals who do not fi t neatly into a specifi c gender identity. I am grateful to my col~ Obituaries ~ Barbara A. Laskey O f Lynn and formerly of Malden passed away at the age of 64, on Saturday, April 27th, after a courageous 2 year battle with cancer. Barbara was born in Stoneham on May 24th 1954 to the late Robert Bishop and Ann (Doherty) Bishop. She attended elementary and middle school in Malden, and graduated from Northeast Regional Vocational School in Wakefi eld in 1972. Barbara was a dedicated and compassionate certified nursing assistant for more than 40 years and was adored by her patients and families for the quality care she provided, as well as the love and attention she gave. She was employed by the McFadden Manor in Malden, and the Greenwood Nursing Home in Wakefi eld. She also provided in home care for many patients. Barbara is survived by her son, Daniel Laskey of Lynn, her daughter, Robin Laskey and companion Peter Donoghue of Saugus, and granddaughter, Caroline Donoghue of Saugus, her mother Ann (Doherty) Bishop of Malden and loving Aunt Helen Reed of Malden. She is also survived by her siblings, Cathy (Bishop) Manley and her husband William of Malden, Robert Bishop and companion Susan Ronald of Malden, Carol (Bishop) McCollem and her husband Thomas of Westford, Judy (Bishop) McCollem and her husband Michael of Tewksbury, and OBITUARIES | SEE PAGE 20 leagues for their support of gender non-conforming people. Our vote today recognizes the dignity of all, no matter their gender identity or expression.” “Identifying documents serve a variety of crucial purposes that help society function on a basic level,” said Christopher Jay, an attorney for the Massachusetts Family Institute which opposes the measure. “Introducing false and incomplete information into the system undermines their purpose and harms society. There is no logical boundary here. If someone can specify their gender regardless of biological fact, why not specify a diff erent race, age, height, weight or eye color according to how the person feels?” Sen. Donald Humason (R- Westfi eld) was the lone vote against the bill. He did not respond to repeated attempts by Beacon Hill Roll Call to comment on his vote (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Jason Lewis Yes ROAD SAFETY (S 2570) Senate 39-0, approved and sent to the House a bill designed to make roads safer and decrease the number of fatalities. The proposal requires bicyclists at night to use both a red rear light and a red rear refl ector. Current law requires only a red light or a red refl ector. Current law and the new law both require a white light in the front. The bill classifi es several groups, including pedestrians, utility workers and cyclists, as “vulnerable road users.” The measure requires the operator of a motor vehicle that is passing a vulnerable user to maintain a distance of at least three feet when traveling at 30 miles per hour or less and an additional foot of space for every ten miles per hour above 30 miles per hour. Current law only requires motor vehicle operators to pass at “a safe distance and at a reasonable and proper speed.” Another provision requires a vehicle that is overtaking a vulnerable user or other vehicle to use all or part of an adjacent lane, crossing the centerline if necessary, when it cannot pass at a safe distance in the same lane and only when it is safe to do so. The legislation also requires cer~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI19P2000EA Estate of: Ann Marie Gallison Date of Death: 02/21/2019 NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Kelly A. Gallison of Everett, MA. Kelly A. Gallison of Everett, MA has been infomally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court.            Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition can be obtained from the Petitioner. May 3, 2019 It’s sometimes hard to know Why some things happen as they do For so much joy and happiness Was centered around you It seems so hard to comprehend That your no longer here But all the happy memories Will help to keep you near ‘ You’re thought about with pride With each mention of your name Death cannot change a single thing Our love will still remain. Together always, Miss & love you Pattie, Lenny & Renee REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. BUYER1 BUYER2 Tejada-Flores, Julio M Shah, Vishal Medina, Sorany Vicente, Joann SELLER1 Shah, Kinnari Maddalone RT Medina, Argiro Payson LLC SELLER2 65 Shawmut RT Dumas, Susan ADDRESS 65 Shawmut St 73 Payson St PRICE $ 368 000,00 Molina, Jimmy Dortona, Elaine M Anastasiades, Joanne 43 Ambrose St Maddalone, Frank E 510 Revere Beach Blvd #504 $ 340 000,00 $ 545 000,00 $ 310 000,00 tain large vehicles or trailers that are purchased or leased by the state to be equipped with lateral protective devices, convex mirrors and cross-over mirrors. “We need to keep working year after year to achieve a future in which traffi c fatalities get as close as possible to zero,” said Sen. Will Brownsberger (D-Belmont), lead sponsor of the bill in the Senate. “This bill will help us move in the right direction.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Sen. Jason Lewis Yes HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on Mon. April 22 House 10:03 a.m. to 8:52 p.m. Senate 11:20 a.m. to 11:27 a.m. Tues. April 23 House 10:01 a.m. to 8:06 p.m. No Senate session Wed. April 24 House 10:03 a.m. to 9:39 p.m. No Senate session Thurs. April 25 House 11:04 a.m. to 8:36 p.m. Senate 11:14 a.m. to 1:25 p.m. Fri. April 26 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com In Loving Memory Leonard Couto the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been fi led. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible late-night sessions and a mad rush to act on dozens of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session. During the week of April 22-26, the House met for a total of 42 hours and two minutes while the Senate met for a total of two hours and 18 minutes. Malden

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