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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Order S.2541 191st (2019 - 2020)

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, February 18, 2020 -- The committee on Higher Education, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 739) of Harriette L. Chandler, Michael J. Moran, William N. Brownsberger, Marjorie C. Decker and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure tuition equity for Massachusetts residents; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 740) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Denise Provost, Joanne M. Comerford, Maria Duaime Robinson 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. 743) of Sal N. DiDomenico for legislation to protect students abroad; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 745) of Ryan C. Fattman, Kathleen R. LaNatra, Michael O. Moore, Anne M. Gobi and others for legislation to help young parents and families; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 746) of Paul R. Feeney, Julian Cyr and James K. Hawkins for legislation to establish a Master of Library Science assistance program; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 748) of Patricia D. Jehlen for legislation relative to the rights of faculty members at the University of Massachusetts; (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 749) of Patricia D. Jehlen and Elizabeth A. Malia for legislation to establish a special commission to evaluate the original infrastructure debt at the University of Massachusetts Boston; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 750) of Edward J. Kennedy for legislation to reform institutional eligibility requirements for state-based financial aid; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 753) of Eric P. Lesser, Diana DiZoglio, Cindy F. Friedman, Brendan P. Crighton and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the endowment match program; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 755) of Jason M. Lewis, Carolyn C. Dykema and Michael O. Moore for legislation to require disclosure of conflicts of interests in academic institutions; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 766) of Patrick M. O'Connor and Marcos A. Devers for legislation to create a scholarship fund to increase the number of medical providers who are knowledgeable in autism; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 767) of Marc R. Pacheco, Paul R. Feeney and Michael D. Brady for legislation relative to UMass tuition credit; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 770) of Walter F. Timilty for legislation to establishing a special commission to review opportunities to reduce the costs of higher education by improving the utilization of digital learning technology; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 771) of Dean A. Tran for legislation to improve the excellence to teaching programs; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 772) of Dean A. Tran, Michael J. Soter, David F. DeCoste and Donald F. Humason, Jr. for legislation to allow in-state tuition rates for veterans; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1120) of Dean A. Tran, David Paul Linsky and Donald F. Humason, Jr. for legislation relative to the repayment of student loans for mental and behavioral healthcare workers; and (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2454) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Barry R. Finegold for legislation relative to college athlete compensation, report the accompanying Order (Senate, No.2541).

Bill Information

Joint Committee on Higher Education
Referred to Senate Committee on Rules

Order History

Displaying 5 actions for Order S.2541
Date Branch Action
2/18/2020 Senate Reported from the committee on Higher Education
2/18/2020 Senate Accompanied by S739, S740, S743, S745, S746, S748, S749, S750, S753, S755, S766, S767, S770, S771, S772, S1120 and S2454
2/18/2020 Senate Order reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently
2/20/2020 Senate Discharged to the committee on Senate Rules
1/5/2021 Senate No further action taken

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