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Room 333
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1410
It shall be the duty of the committee on Ethics and Rules to consider all violations of rules and all question of conduct of Senators and employees of the Senate. The committee is also authorized to recommend policy procedures for the Senate and recommend rules changes for matters requiring the expeditious action by the Senate.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.2081  An Act relative to the certification of assessors  Benjamin B. Downing    10/17/2011   
S.2041  An Act to recognize those in military service   Bruce E. Tarr    10/20/2011   
S.2070  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for LouAnn Laliberte, an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance  Richard T. Moore    10/24/2011   
S.2050  An Act to prevent fiscal abuse in educational collaboratives  Sonia Chang-Diaz    10/27/2011   
S.2087  An Act relative to the emergency service response of public utility companies  Benjamin B. Downing    11/28/2011   
S.2124  An Act to reduce the property tax liability in exchange for volunteer service for veterans  Richard T. Moore    1/11/2012   
S.2131  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Carl Senna, an employee of the Department of Correction  Mark C. Montigny    2/6/2012   
S.2450  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Lori Roche, an employee of the Department of Children and Families  Therese Murray    10/30/2012   
  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Deane Smith, an employee of the Department of Correction.   Jennifer L. Flanagan    11/13/2012   
S.2459  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Donald Mahoney, an employee of the Department of Correction  Robert L. Hedlund    11/19/2012   
S.2469  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Katrin Fox, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation   Karen E. Spilka    11/29/2012   
  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for John Daley, an employee of the Department of Children and Families  Richard T. Moore    12/6/2012   
S.326  An Act designating the Stephen Drawbridge Wildlife Management Area  Stephen M. Brewer    4/11/2011   
S.1269  An Act relative to providing the next of kin of a state police officer killed in the line of duty with a flag during the memorial service.  Stephen M. Brewer    6/6/2011   
S.1241  An Act relative to meetings of the Board of Building Regulations and Standards  James E. Timilty    7/18/2011   
S.1242  An Act relative to the meeting of the Board of Elevator Regulations  James E. Timilty    7/18/2011   
S.1960  An Act regarding proportional payments of the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project      8/8/2011   
S.1143  An Act relative to robotic surgery in the Commonwealth  Richard T. Moore    8/8/2011   
S.38  An Act relative to the disclosure of information held by the disabled persons protection commission pursuant to General Laws chapter 19C.  James B. Eldridge    8/11/2011   
S.1234  An Act establishing the Massachusetts armor piercing law  James E. Timilty    10/20/2011   
S.595  An Act to prevent homelessness among elderly and disabled persons and families facing no-fault evictions  John Hart, Jr.    11/3/2011   
H.1474  An Act relative to the issuance of public health warnings.  Brian S. Dempsey    11/7/2011   
H.2022  An Act designating certain pavilions in the city of Revere as the Peter E. McCauley III Memorial Pavilion and the Norman Gautreau Memorial Pavilion  Kathi-Anne Reinstein    11/7/2011   
H.2263  An Act removing the requirement to provide notice to the department of mental health of a license granted to a guardian to sell real estate  John H. Rogers    11/7/2011   
H.2967  An Act relative to the order of placement of a certain person on the civil service eligibility list  Eugene L. O'Flaherty    11/7/2011   
S.431  An Act relative to lending  John F. Keenan    11/7/2011   
S.984  An Act regarding proportional payments of the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project  Jennifer L. Flanagan    11/7/2011   
S.1257  Resolve to study the financial impact of the nexus between the insurance industry and law enforcement   James E. Timilty    11/7/2011   
H.1451  An Act relative to a Cable PEG Access Enterprise Fund  Kevin J. Kuros    11/9/2011   
S.1097  An Act providing for pharmacist administration of adult immunizations  Susan C. Fargo    11/21/2011   
S.2083  An Act relative to psychotropic medications  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing    11/23/2011   
S.2084  An Act requiring health care employers to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing    11/23/2011   
S.936  An Act relative to private construction contracts  Brian A. Joyce    12/22/2011   
S.2100  That the joint committee on Labor and Workforce Development be authorized to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents numbered 922 and 934 relative to labor and workforce  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development    1/6/2012   
S.2095  An Act relative to the election of the Freetown Lakeville regional school district committee members  Michael J. Rodrigues    1/9/2012   
S.1333  An Act relative to adjustment of disability retirement benefits to Lynn police officer Gregory LeBlanc  Thomas M. McGee    1/20/2012   
S.590  An Act ensuring proper notice of rent and fee increases in manufactured housing establishments  James B. Eldridge    1/26/2012   
S.617  An Act clarifying the collection of condominium fees  Stanley C. Rosenberg    1/26/2012   
S.1916  An Act relative to the town of Kingston  Therese Murray    1/26/2012   
S.2113  Study Order for the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy    1/30/2012   
S.2122  An Act relative to prescription drug diversion, abuse and addiction  Senate Committee on Ways and Means    1/31/2012   
S.2119  An Act requiring MassHealth to provide an explanation of benefits to beneficiaries  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing    1/31/2012   
S.2092  An Act relative to superintendency union benefits  Stanley C. Rosenberg    2/6/2012   
S.1710  An Act relative to the observation of Veterans Day  Richard T. Moore    2/17/2012   
S.1719  An Act relative to year of manufacture registration plates  Stephen M. Brewer    2/22/2012   
S.99  An Act protecting victims of unlicensed debt collections  James B. Eldridge    3/1/2012   
S.126  An Act relative to check cashing fees  Michael J. Rodrigues    3/1/2012   
S.945  An Act relative to the definition of fraud I  Michael O. Moore    3/1/2012   
S.1171  An Act relative to cleanliness in restaurants and bars  James E. Timilty    3/1/2012   
S.2165  An Act relative to the safety of law enforcement officers  Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security    3/8/2012   
S.1214  An Act requiring a firearms licensing authority to provide a receipt for firearm license applications.  John F. Keenan    3/8/2012   
S.1052  An Act to amend the fine for failing to obtain, renew or violating the terms of a license to operate an open air parking lot.  Michael F. Rush    3/16/2012   
S.1055  An Act to assist public water suppliers and to safeguard adequate water supplies.  Karen E. Spilka    3/16/2012   
S.2069  An Act designating “Me and Paul Revere” as the revolutionary song of the Commonwealth  Richard T. Moore    3/16/2012   
S.1704  An Act designating Rex Trailer as the official cowboy of the Commonwealth  Susan C. Fargo    3/16/2012   
S.1582  An Act relative to the inspection of campus police logs   Patricia D. Jehlen    3/26/2012   
S.956  An Act relative to fair retainage payments in private construction.   Michael J. Rodrigues    3/26/2012   
S.952  An Act relative to climate conditions in public schools  Anthony W. Petruccelli    3/26/2012   
S.2180  An Act enhancing identification of taxicab operators  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government    3/26/2012   
S.1074  An Act regulating cadmium in children's jewelry  Gale D. Candaras    3/26/2012   
S.1203  An Act relative to medical examinations in correctional facilities  Cynthia S. Creem    3/29/2012   
S.1200  An Act relative to the interstate compact warrant.  Cynthia S. Creem    3/29/2012   
S.193  An Act to maintain short term objectives for students with disabilities  Cynthia S. Creem    3/29/2012   
S.358  An Act relative to the Charles L. Bowley Memorial Bridge  Brian A. Joyce    3/29/2012   
S.1771  An Act authorizing the Massachusetts Highway Department to install certain signs  Richard T. Moore    4/2/2012   
S.1763  An Act relative to the designation of a portion of Route 18 in New Bedford as Kennedy Boulevard  Mark C. Montigny    4/2/2012   
S.1756  An Act relative to the transfer of boat registration between family members.  John F. Keenan    4/2/2012   
S.1222  An Act relative to the study of electronic ticketing  Michael O. Moore    4/3/2012   
S.362  An Act further clarifying the preservation of the Blackstone River and Canal   Richard T. Moore    4/3/2012   
S.861  An Act relative to Forest Hills Cemetery.  Michael F. Rush    4/5/2012   
S.695  An Act relative to testimony in criminal proceedings  Cynthia S. Creem    4/5/2012   
S.692  An Act relative to certain fraudulent instruments filed in the land court   Cynthia S. Creem    4/5/2012   
S.638  An Act clarifying the scope of the work of the task force on separate and secure waiting areas  Frederick E. Berry    4/5/2012   
S.943  An Act relative to apprenticeship programs  Michael O. Moore    4/5/2012   
S.933  An Act restoring fairness in the unemployment insurance law for workers in temporary jobs.  Patricia D. Jehlen    4/5/2012   
H.1181  An Act relative to information in certain health insurance policies to certain persons   Michael A. Costello    4/12/2012   
S.2228  Study Order for the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development  Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development    4/23/2012   
S.2227  Study Order for the Joint Committee on Revenue  Joint Committee on Revenue    4/23/2012   
S.2226  Study Order for the Joint Committee on Revenue  Joint Committee on Revenue    4/23/2012   
S.2225  Study Order of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs  Joint Committee on Elder Affairs    4/23/2012   
S.2224  Study Order for the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities  Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities    4/23/2012   
S.46  An Act eliminating archaic language pertaining to individuals with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Patricia D. Jehlen    4/30/2012   
S.72  An Act Increasing consumer access to licensed marriage and family therapists  Steven A. Tolman    4/30/2012   
S.447  An Act requiring standard credentialing of physicians by health insurers  Richard T. Moore    4/30/2012   
S.1147  An Act relative to volunteer physicians  Richard T. Moore    4/30/2012   
S.2235  Study Order for the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs  Joint Committee on Elder Affairs    4/30/2012   
S.2236  Study Order for the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development    4/30/2012   
S.2237  Study Order for the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development    4/30/2012   
S.2238  Study Order for the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse  Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse    4/30/2012   
S.528  An Act establishing health care criteria for performance excellence  Richard T. Moore    5/1/2012   
S.532  An Act relative to eligibility for coverage  Richard T. Moore    5/1/2012   
S.534  An Act relative to the provider’s council   Richard T. Moore    5/1/2012   
S.2240  An Act to ensure the privacy of patient prescription records  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing    5/1/2012   
S.2243  An Act relative to technical changes pertaining to the Board of Registration in Medicine  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing    5/3/2012   
S.2242  An Act relative to home health aides  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing    5/3/2012   
S.2251  Study Order for the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities  Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities    5/8/2012   
S.2252  Study Order for the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development  Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development    5/8/2012   
S.2256  Education study relative to special education  Joint Committee on Education    5/9/2012   
S.2255  Education study relative to health  Joint Committee on Education    5/9/2012   
S.2258  relative to hazardous waste, waste management and other waste issues  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture    5/14/2012   
S.2259  relative to agriculture, forestry, and other land issues  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture    5/15/2012   
S.2261  relative to oceans, fisheries, water quality and other water issues  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture    5/16/2012   
S.1004  An Act authorizing municipal use of the prudent investor standards.  Stephen M. Brewer    5/17/2012   
H.3775  An Act updating certain banking laws.  House Committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling    5/21/2012   
H.2326  An Act to ensure adequate care of animals in cities and towns  Louis L. Kafka    5/21/2012   
S.2247  An Act relative to parental leave  Senate Committee on Ways and Means    5/21/2012   
S.105  An Act to reduce unwanted communication from creditors to protect the peace and privacy of residents.  Patricia D. Jehlen    5/29/2012   
S.2265  An Act designating the month of May as Blue Star Mothers Month  Marc R. Pacheco    6/5/2012   
S.2290  transportation  Joint Committee on Transportation    6/7/2012   
S.493  An Act to study disparities in health care resulting from changes in marital status.  Cynthia S. Creem    6/14/2012   
S.527  An Act defining the use of observational services  Richard T. Moore    6/14/2012   
S.357  An Act relative to the reduction of particulate emissions from diesel engines.  John Hart, Jr.    6/14/2012   
S.455  An Act reforming insurance prescription fee practices  Anthony W. Petruccelli    6/14/2012   
S.2309  Study Order for the Joint Committee on Economic Development & Emerging Technologies  Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies    6/19/2012   
S.272  An Act promoting the development of small house nursing homes in Massachusetts  Patricia D. Jehlen    6/19/2012   
S.2310  Relative to Revenue  Joint Committee on Revenue    6/19/2012   
S.2318  The Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy be authorized to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents numbered 1656 relative to telecommunications, utilities and energy.  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy    6/25/2012   
S.2321  An Act relative to the spinal cord injury trust fund  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing    6/25/2012   
S.2327  An Act relative to the pronouncement of death in a rest home  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing    6/26/2012   
S.2326  An Act to provide information on the health benefits of breastfeeding  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing    6/26/2012   
S.2325  An Act relative to educational information about premature infants' risks and healthcare needs  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing    6/26/2012   
S.2324  relative to public safety issues  Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security    6/26/2012   
S.2286  An Act designating a portion of the route 128 extension in the city of Gloucester as the Purple Heart Highway  Bruce E. Tarr    7/2/2012   
S.289  An Act to protect public health  Bruce E. Tarr    7/5/2012   
S.2274  An Act designating the red-bellied cooter as the official turtle of the Commonwealth  Michael J. Rodrigues    7/5/2012   
S.2333  An Act relative to student health insurance  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing    7/11/2012   
S.273  An Act establishing an advisory committee on residential care facilities  Patricia D. Jehlen    7/11/2012   
S.2347  Education issues  Joint Committee on Education    7/17/2012   
S.2349  Ordered that the Joint Committee on Transportation study certain Senate documents on Transportation Matters  Joint Committee on Transportation    7/18/2012   
S.2414  Investigation and study of a certain current Senate document numbered 1746 relative to Transportation matters  Joint Committee on Transportation    8/13/2012   
S.1783  An Act authorizing the Department of Transportation to erect certain signs regarding the Iwo Jima Memorial at Bicentennial Park in the city of Fall River.  Michael J. Rodrigues    9/7/2012   
S.2364  Study Order for the joint committee on Election Laws   Joint Committee on Election Laws    9/19/2012   
S.2437  municipalities and local government issues  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government    9/24/2012   
S.2438  environmental health, physical health, health-related research, health care financing, health-related professions, public health facilities, and other matters concerning the public health  Joint Committee on Public Health    9/24/2012   
S.2439  relative to public safety issues  Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security    9/24/2012   
S.2441  revenue issues  Joint Committee on Revenue    9/24/2012   
S.2442  municipalities and regional government issues  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government    9/27/2012   
S.2446  relative to state administration  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight    10/4/2012   
S.2447  telecommunications, utilities and energy  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy    10/4/2012   
S.2440  judiciary issues  Joint Committee on the Judiciary    10/31/2012   
S.2443  public service issues  Joint Committee on Public Service    10/31/2012   
S.2444  The committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, to whom was referred the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 81) of Steven A. Baddour for legislation to issue liquor licenses; petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 86) of Stephen M. Brewer for legislation relative to the forester licensing board, relative to consumer protection and professional licensure issues, report the accompanying Order (Senate, No. 2444).  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure    10/31/2012   
H.4305  An Act prohibiting the sale, installation and disposal of mercury thermostats  House Committee on Ways and Means    12/20/2012   
H.4458  An Act designating a certain bridge in the City of Fitchburg The George J. Bourque Memorial Bridge  Stephen L. DiNatale    12/24/2012   
H.664  An Act relative to kayak safety.  William M. Straus    12/27/2012   
H.2294  An Act relative to the fair distribution of gratuities  Linda Dorcena Forry    12/27/2012   
H.3816  An Act relative to videoconference hearings when one party is subject to a protective order or restraining order  Vincent A. Pedone    12/27/2012   
S.2483  relative to a parcel of land in New Bedford  Senate Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets    12/31/2012   

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