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Room 333
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1410
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Room 167
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2692
It shall be the duty of the committees on Rules to establish and recommend policy procedures for the General Court; to consider all orders, resolutions and petitions referred thereto relating to recess studies, rules changes, etc.; and to consider such other matters as may be referred thereto or that the committees deem necessary for the expeditious actions of the General Court.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
No hearings currently scheduled
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.819  An Act relative to taping and broadcasting legislative committee hearings  Bradford Hill 
Bruce E. Tarr  
2/15/2011   
H.1733  An Act Relative to Home Rule Petitions  Harriett L. Stanley    2/16/2011   
H.3027  An Act relative to the conduct of Legislative committees   James Arciero    3/1/2011   
S.1556  An Act preventing undue influence on state hiring decisions  James B. Eldridge    3/1/2011   
H.3673  An Act to promote sales tax fairness for main street retailers.  Joint Committee on Rules    8/23/2011   
H.70  An Act Resolve creating a study into the promotion of a year of service by young people in the Commonwealth  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.    11/7/2011   
H.1156  An Act establishing a Mystic River water quality commission  Denise Provost    11/7/2011   
H.2029  An Act establishing a Charles River parkways and parklands commission   Martha M. Walz 
Jonathan Hecht  
11/7/2011   
S.1232  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to school safety  James E. Timilty    11/7/2011   
S.267  An Act creating a special commission on institutional long term care services  Gale D. Candaras    11/10/2011   
S.2089  Study Order for the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs  Joint Committee on Elder Affairs    12/5/2011   
H.1921  An Act establishing a grant program for expanding learning time and improving student success  Patricia A. Haddad    1/6/2012   
H.3933  An Act relative to a special commission to study condominium law  Joint Committee on Housing    2/10/2012   
S.2138  Ordered that the joint committee on Transportation be authorized to make an investigation and study of a certain current Senate document relative to transportation matters  Joint Committee on Transportation    2/14/2012   
H.3924  An Act A Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to child suicide  Joint Committee on Education    2/14/2012   
H.244  An Act relative to the Middlesex Canal Commission  James R. Miceli    2/14/2012   
S.2141  Study Order for the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development    2/17/2012   
S.285  An Act establishing a special commission to promote prescription pharmaceutical affordability in the Commonwealth  Stanley C. Rosenberg    2/22/2012   
S.2157  Study Order for the Joint Committee on Education  Joint Committee on Education    2/23/2012   
H.2540  An Act relative to the tax expenditure budget  Jay R. Kaufman    2/23/2012   
H.1248  An Act Relative to a Special Commission to Study Condominium Law.  Matthew A. Beaton    2/27/2012   
H.979  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to adolescents at risk  Colleen M. Garry    3/1/2012   
  An Act establishing a special legislative commission on young professionals  James T. Welch    3/8/2012   
H.1865  An Act affirming inclusion of individuals with disabilities within civil rights protections and nondiscrimination provisions in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Denise Provost 
Patricia D. Jehlen  
3/14/2012   
S.1842  An Act relative to a special commission to develop 401(k) plans for small businesses.  John Hart, Jr.    3/15/2012   
S.614  An Act relative to manufactured housing communities  Marc R. Pacheco    3/19/2012   
H.3607  An Act establishing a special commission to identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state agencies, programs and services  Jason M. Lewis    3/21/2012   
H.3994  AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE POSITION OF ARCHITECT OF THE STATE HOUSE   Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight    3/21/2012   
  An Act relative to traffic safety  Harriette L. Chandler    3/26/2012   
H.2673  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to gender-responsive programming for juvenile justice system involved girls   Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera    3/27/2012   
S.2245  Study Order relative to transportation matters  Joint Committee on Transportation    5/3/2012   
S.2244  Study Order relative to regulating franchise agreements  Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses    5/3/2012   
H.4085  An Act to form a commission on for-profit colleges, universities, and proprietary schools  Joint Committee on Higher Education    5/21/2012   
H.264  An Act relative to create cranberry nutrient management study commission  William M. Straus    5/23/2012   
H.2007  Resolve relative to protecting the archaeological, geological and fossil resources of western Massachusetts  Peter V. Kocot    5/23/2012   
S.2283  The joint committee on consumer protection and professional licensure be authorized to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate document numbered 127 relative to consumer protection and professional licensure issues  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure    6/5/2012   
S.2284  Relative to Higher Education   Joint Committee on Higher Education    6/5/2012   
  An act protecting minors from the harmful effects of marihuana  Bruce E. Tarr    6/14/2012   
S.2312  The Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy be authorized to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents numbered 1650, 1673, 1681, 1693 relative to telecommunications, utilities and energy.  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy    6/20/2012   
S.2311  relative to the Commonwealth's waterfronts  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture    6/20/2012   
  An Act relative to safety in numbers in nursing education  Robert L. Hedlund    6/22/2012   
S.2330  The Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government be authorized to make an investigation and study of Senate documents 1005 and 2285 relative to municipalities and local government issues  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government    6/28/2012   
S.2331  The Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight be authorized to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate document numbered 2053 relative to state administration and regulatory oversight  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight    6/28/2012   
  An Act relative to roadway safety for law enforcement personnel  James E. Timilty    7/5/2012   
  An Act authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management to lease a certain property in the town of Weston  Cynthia S. Creem    7/11/2012   
S.2336  Ordered that the Joint Committee on Transportation study certain Senate documents on Transportation Matters  Joint Committee on Transportation    7/12/2012   
  An Act relative to jobs, workforce development, and main street fairness  Sonia Chang-Diaz    7/16/2012   
H.4288  An Act improving coordination of the youth workforce development system in the Commonwealth  Joint Committee on Education    7/20/2012   
S.2388  Ordered that the Joint Committee on Transportation study certain Senate documents on Transportation Matters  Joint Committee on Transportation    7/31/2012   
S.2412  Study Order for the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight    8/2/2012   

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