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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Order S.2487 190th (2017 - 2018)

Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Higher Education to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to higher education issues

SENATE, Thursday, April 26, 2018 - The committee on Higher Education, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 668) of Harriette L. Chandler, Marjorie C. Decker, Jason M. Lewis, Jack Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure tuition equity for Massachusetts residents; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 669) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Juana Matias, Jack Lewis, Solomon Goldstein-Rose and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to higher education opportunities for high school graduates in the Commonwealth; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 671) of Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Thomas J. Calter for legislation relative to state reciprocity agreements; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 673) of Kenneth J. Donnelly for legislation to improve the excellence to teaching programs; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 674) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Paul A. Schmid, III, Brendan P. Crighton, Kenneth I. Gordon and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure quality education and training programs; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 675) of Eileen M. Donoghue and Rady Mom for legislation relative to fees at community colleges and state universities; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 677) of Eileen M. Donoghue and Rady Mom for legislation to reform institutional eligibility requirements for state-based financial aid; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 684) of Ryan C. Fattman, Peter J. Durant, Richard J. Ross, Paul K. Frost and other members of the General Court for legislation to educate students about the cost of a college degree; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 685) of Linda Dorcena Forry, Jonathan Hecht, Daniel Cullinane and Elizabeth A. Malia for legislation relative to the eligibility of students for in-state tuition rates and fees at public higher educational institutions; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 686) of Linda Dorcena Forry, Nick Collins and Daniel J. Hunt for legislation to increase transparency for the University of Massachusetts Building Authority; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 687) of Linda Dorcena Forry, Michael F. Rush, Russell E. Holmes, Daniel J. Hunt and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center Board of Directors; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 688) of Anne M. Gobi for legislation to eliminate form 901 reporting requirement; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 689) of Patricia D. Jehlen for legislation relative to the rights of faculty members at the University of Massachusetts; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 694) of Jason M. Lewis, Marjorie C. Decker, Steven Ultrino and James B. Eldridge for legislation to require disclosure of conflicts of interests in academic institutions; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 699) of Thomas M. McGee, Jonathan Hecht and Sal N. DiDomenico for legislation to ensure equal access to college course materials for visually impaired students; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 707) of Michael J. Rodrigues and Alan Silvia for legislation relative to college and universities tuition and fees; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 708) of Richard J. Ross, Ryan C. Fattman, Linda Dean Campbell and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to allow in-state tuition rates for veterans; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 709) of Bruce E. Tarr, Paul R. Heroux, Eric P. Lesser and Donald F. Humason, Jr. for legislation to establish the Finish Line Scholarship Program; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 710) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to establish the Finish Line Scholarship program; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 711) of Bruce E. Tarr and Ryan C. Fattman for legislation relative to oversight on eligibility for tuition and fee waivers; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 712) of Bruce E. Tarr, Paul R. Heroux, Natalie Higgins, Eileen M. Donoghue and others for legislation to create a Finish Line Scholarship Program; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 713) of James E. Timilty and Donald F. Humason, Jr. for legislation to establish a Master of Library Science assistance program; and (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2155) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Travis Tkaczek for legislation relative to limiting the cost of public higher education, reports the accompanying Order (Senate, No. 2487).

Bill Information

Sponsor:
Joint Committee on Higher Education
Status:
Referred to Senate Committee on Rules

Order History

Displaying 5 actions for Order S.2487
Date Branch Action
4/26/2018 Senate Reported from the committee on Higher Education
4/26/2018 Senate Accompanied by S668, S669, S671, S673, S674, S675, S677, S684, S685, S686, S687, S688, S689, S694, S699, S707, S708, S709, S710, S711, S712, S713 and S2155
4/26/2018 Senate Order reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently
5/14/2018 Senate Discharged to the committee on Senate Rules
1/1/2019 Senate No further action taken

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