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Room 166
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2692
It shall be the duty of the committee on Rules to recommend special orders for the scheduling and consideration of legislation on the floor of the House. Said committee shall be authorized to make recommendations and propose changes in the rules for the purpose of improving and expediting the business and procedures of the House of Representatives and its committees.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
No hearings currently scheduled
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.3714  An Act relative to licensing in the Commonwealth  Carlo Basile   Suspend Rules 
H.3712  An Act authorizing the town of Norwood to change the use of a recreation department parcel and to erect and constitute an Eastern Massachusetts Regional Ice Skating Rink and Recreation Center  John H. Rogers   Suspend Rules 
H.3713  An Act relative to school safety and security  Marc T. Lombardo   Suspend Rules 
H.3725  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Anne Fiesinger, an employee of the Department of Conservation and Recreation  Jay Livingstone   Suspend Rules 
H.3729  An Act increasing the time in which real property owned by the Central Berkshire County Development Corporation may be exempt from taxation  Tricia Farley-Bouvier   Suspend Rules 
H.3966  An Act to preserve 2nd Amendment Rights  Paul R. Heroux
Josh S. Cutler  
Suspend Rules 
H.3965  An Act relative to firearm identification cards  Paul R. Heroux   Suspend Rules 
H.3738  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Laureen Doolan, an employee of the Department of Correction   Thomas J. Calter
Therese Murray  
Suspend Rules 
H.3753  An Act designating the official seasoning of the commonwealth   James M. Murphy   Suspend Rules 
H.3755  An Act to provide young drivers with more practical driving experience  Josh S. Cutler   Suspend Rules 
H.3754  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to vegetation removal by public utility companies  Josh S. Cutler   Suspend Rules 
H.3746  An Act relative to an assault on a police officer responding to criminal activity  Michael D. Brady   Suspend Rules 
H.3750  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Chrystal Bonner, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services  Martin J. Walsh   Suspend Rules 
H.3751  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for India Haith, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services  Martin J. Walsh   Suspend Rules 
H.3745  An Act relative to farmers’ markets  Paul R. Heroux   Suspend Rules 
H.3749  An Act relative to filing fees for appeals of civil motor vehicle infractions  Paul R. Heroux   Suspend Rules 
H.3752  An Act to procure public products or services from Massachusetts or the United States   Paul R. Heroux   Suspend Rules 
H.3748  An Act to increase the fine for harming a police dog or horse   Paul R. Heroux   Suspend Rules 
H.3747  An Act relative to the Clerks of Courts  Nick Collins   Suspend Rules 
H.3758  An Act establishing a commuter tolling program for transit over the turnpike  William Smitty Pignatelli   Suspend Rules 
H.3767  An Act authorizing the establishment of the Mashpee Water and Sewer District  David T. Vieira   Suspend Rules 
H.3773  An Act relating to the issuance of temporary notes by cities, towns and districts  Stephen Kulik
Karen E. Spilka  
Suspend Rules 
H.3783  An Act relative to flood insurance  Robert A. DeLeo   Suspend Rules 
H.3774  An Act designating a certain bridge in the city of Boston as the PFC Alvin Richard Gale memorial bridge  Angelo M. Scaccia   Suspend Rules 
H.3775  An Act authorizing the Department of Fish and Game to exchange a parcel of land in the town of Grafton in return for the conveyance of other property in the same town  George N. Peterson, Jr.   Suspend Rules 
H.3782  An Act increasing the fine for the illegal taking of eels and elvers   Sarah K. Peake   Suspend Rules 
H.3781  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Joseph W. Teta, an employee of the Trial Court  Christopher G. Fallon   Suspend Rules 
H.3800  An Act releasing certain land in Dracut from operation of an agricultural preservation restriction  Colleen M. Garry   Suspend Rules 
H.3798  An Act known as the "Drug Test Consent Bill" aka "Christina's Law"  Colleen M. Garry   Suspend Rules 
H.3802  An Act relative to distributed generation contracts  Tackey Chan   Suspend Rules 
H.3799  An Act to protect historic buildings from fire  Antonio F. D. Cabral
Paul A. Schmid, III  
Suspend Rules 
H.3801  An Act authorizing the county and town of Nantucket to convey a certain parcel of land  Timothy R. Madden
Daniel A. Wolf  
Suspend Rules 
H.3808  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Beth-Ann Litchfield, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services  Garrett J. Bradley
Robert L. Hedlund  
Suspend Rules 
H.3812  An Act to exempt over-the-counter medicinals and dietary supplements from the sales tax  Patricia A. Haddad   Suspend Rules 
H.3813  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Robert A. Montalvo, an employee of the Department of Correction  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.   Suspend Rules 
H.3816  An Act relative to employment benefits for Patricia Kannler  Paul Brodeur   Suspend Rules 
H.3826  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for James Cooney, an employee of the Department of Correction  Jennifer E. Benson   Suspend Rules 
H.3827  An Act encouraging cultural council funding  Randy Hunt
Cory Atkins  
Suspend Rules 
H.3825  An Act to provide Addiction/Sobriety Solutions through Increased Substance Treatment (ASSIST)  Randy Hunt   Suspend Rules 
H.3824  An Act to enhance enforcement of laws banning contraband in correctional facilities  Randy Hunt   Suspend Rules 
H.3828  An Act relative to boating on Webster Lake  Ryan C. Fattman   Suspend Rules 
H.3830  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Carol L. Clark, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services  Todd M. Smola   Suspend Rules 
H.3840  An Act relative to job creation in life sciences research and development  John J. Lawn, Jr.   Suspend Rules 
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.3223  An Act relative to certain standing committees of the general court  Josh S. Cutler    1/22/2013   
  An Act increasing ballot access by including more political parties  Daniel B. Winslow    2/21/2013   
  An Act increasing ballot access by reducing the number of nomination petition signatures  Daniel B. Winslow    2/21/2013   
  An Act relative to the excise tax on malt beverages  F. Jay Barrows    2/25/2013   
  An Act that removes the town of Brookline as a member community in Norfolk County  Frank I. Smizik    3/12/2013   
  An Act authorizing the city of Newburyport to impose liens upon properties in the town of Newbury which connect to the water and sewer systems of the city  Michael A. Costello 
Kathleen O'Connor Ives  
3/14/2013   
  An Act relative to handicapped parking  Cleon H. Turner    3/14/2013   
  An Act to authorize the arrest for assault and battery on a public employee  James R. Miceli    3/26/2013   
  An Act relative to the destruction of monuments, graves, and tombstones  Thomas M. Stanley    3/26/2013   
  An Act Relative to the Establishment of a Historical Preservation Fund  Thomas M. Stanley    3/26/2013   
  An Act to amend the homestead law  Stephen L. DiNatale    3/28/2013   
  An Act relative to students serving in the military  Marcos A. Devers    3/28/2013   
  An Act relative to the minority status of Arab Americans  Rhonda Nyman    4/2/2013   
  An Act Relative to CORI Checking Candidates for Office  Tackey Chan    4/4/2013   
  An Act to protect rights and privileges granted under the United States or Massachusetts Constitution  David Paul Linsky    4/11/2013   
  An Act relative to establishing a limit for the municipal revenue growth factor  Peter J. Durant    4/11/2013   
  An Act to collect a surcharge fee for violent video games and violent music  Paul R. Heroux    4/24/2013   
  An Act relative to the retirement system  Marjorie C. Decker    5/1/2013   
  An Act relative to reducing the size of classrooms in public schools  Kimberly N. Ferguson    5/1/2013   
  An Act declaring The Smith & Wesson .500 Magnum revolver as the official revolver of the Commonwealth  Kimberly N. Ferguson    5/1/2013   
  An Act Relative to Abandoned Vessels on DCR Property  Nick Collins    5/1/2013   
  An Act relative to regional ratepayer costs   John D. Keenan    5/9/2013   
  An Act relative to changing a beneficiary for members under option (c)  James M. Murphy    5/9/2013   
  An Act relative to QHP wrap enrollee protections  Jennifer E. Benson    5/28/2013   
  An Act relative to the rights of persons licensed by the Department of Public Safety  Mark J. Cusack    5/28/2013   
  Resolutions condemning the actions of the Internal Revenue Service in regards to their investigation of non-profit groups with certain political affiliations  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    5/30/2013   
  An Act relative to library funding provided by the Centerville-Osterville- Marstons Mills Fire District  Brian R. Mannal    6/5/2013   
  An Act relative to protecting the public water supply of the Commonwealth   Harold P. Naughton, Jr.    6/12/2013   
  An Act to establish a sales tax holiday August 2013  Edward F. Coppinger    6/18/2013   
  An Act creating a new property tax classification  Nicholas A. Boldyga    7/11/2013   
  An Act relative to public utility company vegetation management  Josh S. Cutler    7/17/2013   
  An Act permitting the manufacture and sale of sling shots  Peter J. Durant    7/24/2013   
  An Act providing for prisoners of war  Elizabeth A. Poirier    8/5/2013   
  An Act relative to excise tax exemptions  Elizabeth A. Poirier    8/5/2013   
  An Act relative to automobile insurance rates  Frank A. Moran    8/5/2013   
  An Act relative to the management of condominium associations  William C. Galvin    8/5/2013   
  An Act relative to burial expenses for veterans  Stephen L. DiNatale    8/12/2013   
  An Act for neutrality, equality, and acceptance  Todd M. Smola    9/3/2013   
  An Act relative to emergency response in the city of Boston  Nick Collins    9/12/2013   
H.3646  Order relative to amending House Rule 12 to provide more detailed legislative information prior to convening each session (House, No. 3646)  Daniel B. Winslow    9/13/2013   
  An Act relative to instructional winemaking facility licenses  James Arciero    9/19/2013   
  An Act requiring noise and land use studies for Logan Airport by the Massachusetts Port Authority  Walter F. Timilty    9/19/2013   
  An Act to repeal the 2013 sales tax on computer and software technology services  Bradley H. Jones, Jr. 
Bruce E. Tarr  
9/19/2013   
  An Act relative to speed limits in village centers  Cleon H. Turner    9/23/2013   
  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Millie Santana, an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance  Aaron Vega    9/25/2013   
  An Act designating Leonard Bernstein as the official Musician of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Dennis A. Rosa    9/26/2013   
  An Act relative to the Commonwealth Covenant Fund  Mark J. Cusack    9/26/2013   
  An Act relative to municipal relief with respect to temporary recognition of affordable housing approved by municipalities  Steven S. Howitt 
F. Jay Barrows  
10/3/2013   
  An Act relative to driver’s licenses and identification cards photographs  Claire D. Cronin 
Thomas P. Kennedy  
10/7/2013   
  An Act to repeal the linkage of the gas tax to the Consumer Price Index  Geoff Diehl    10/21/2013   
  An Act relative to prescription drugs  Alan Silvia    11/14/2013   
  An Act relative to prescription drugs for MassHealth enrollees  Alan Silvia    11/14/2013   
  An Act relative to the use of false identification for the purpose of purchasing alcohol   Jonathan D. Zlotnik    11/27/2013   
  An Act relative to retirement benefits for Thomas Brian Donnelly  Susan Williams Gifford    12/5/2013   
  An Act relative to check cashing fraud  Danielle W. Gregoire    12/5/2013   
  An Act to decrease the Veterans’ Plate fee  Josh S. Cutler    12/12/2013   
  An Act relative to interchangeable drug products  Todd M. Smola    12/19/2013   
  An Act relative to non-compete agreements for veterinarians  Josh S. Cutler    12/23/2013   
  An Act clarifying certain property tax statutes  Shaunna O'Connell    12/23/2013   
  An Act relative to low digit number plates on leased vehicles  William C. Galvin    1/15/2014   
  An Act relative to limiting recurring parole hearings for persons convicted of second degree murder  Garrett J. Bradley    1/21/2014   
  An Act relative electronic automobile insurance charges  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    1/21/2014   
  An Act relative to attachment and conveyance of real property in divorce  Peter J. Durant    2/6/2014   
  An Act relative to great-grandparent visitation rights.  Stephen L. DiNatale    2/6/2014   
  An Act requiring identification badges for home improvement contractors  Garrett J. Bradley    2/20/2014   
  An Act establishing a 1-year waiting period for new taxes  Shaunna O'Connell    2/20/2014   
  An Act relative to the implementation of regulations  Shaunna O'Connell    2/20/2014   
  An Act increasing review of rules and regulations with economic impacts on small businesses  Shaunna O'Connell    2/20/2014   
  An Act relative to generating facilities  Shaunna O'Connell    2/20/2014   
  An Act enhancing public awareness of tax and fee increases  Shaunna O'Connell    2/26/2014   
  An Act relative to the retirement benefits of Howard S. Levine   Paul R. Heroux    3/3/2014   
  An Act relative to uniformed and overseas voters  James M. Murphy    3/3/2014   
  An Act to clarify school employees responsibilities  Edward F. Coppinger    3/5/2014   
  An Act to create an excise tax resolution procedure  Josh S. Cutler    3/5/2014   
  An Act reducing the cost of solar power through increased competition  Mark J. Cusack    3/5/2014   
  An Act relative to retirement benefits for John G. Flores  John J. Lawn, Jr.    3/5/2014   
  An Act further regulating the sale of tobacco products  Paul McMurtry    3/5/2014   
  An Act relative to the Cherry Valley sewer district  John J. Binienda 
Michael O. Moore  
3/12/2014   
  An Act relative to tests of newborn children for treatable disorders or diseases  Marjorie C. Decker    3/12/2014   
  An Act relative to theft of military service medals  Peter J. Durant    3/12/2014   
  An Act relative to the prevention of financial exploitation of the elderly  Paul R. Heroux    3/12/2014   
  An Act relative to the harmful distribution of sexually explicit visual material  Alan Silvia    3/12/2014   
  An Act relative to local and regional cultural councils  Matthew A. Beaton    3/17/2014   
  An Act relative to “up-skirt” and “down-blouse” electronic surveillance   Brian R. Mannal    3/17/2014   
  An Act relative to enforcement of condominium laws  Alan Silvia    3/17/2014   
H.3932  A study order relative to telecommunications, utilities, and energy and and other related matters  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy    3/17/2014   
H.3912  A Study of Financial Services  Joint Committee on Financial Services    3/17/2014   
  An Act authorizing the Commissioner of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to grant easements to NStar Electric Company  Nick Collins    3/24/2014   
  An Act relative to storing and administering epinephrine in schools  Alan Silvia    3/24/2014   
  An Act relative to the unemployment insurance rate  Bradley H. Jones, Jr. 
Bruce E. Tarr  
3/26/2014   
  An Act relative to the best interests of children  Sheila C. Harrington    3/26/2014   
H.2771  An Act relative to the conduct of legislative committees  James Arciero    4/2/2014   
H.3373  An Act requiring a 180-day limit on processing home rule petitions  William Smitty Pignatelli    4/2/2014   
  An Act regulating sewer betterment assessments in the Commonwealth  Timothy R. Madden    4/2/2014   
S.2003  An Act relative to unemployment insurance reforms   NONE    4/3/2014   
H.83  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    4/3/2014   
H.543  An Act creating a special commission on institutional long term care  Jonathan Hecht    4/3/2014   
H.767  An Act relative to the Middlesex Canal Commission  James R. Miceli    4/3/2014   
H.1071  An Act relative to preserving Polish heritage in the Pioneer Valley  Peter V. Kocot    4/3/2014   
H.1168  An Act establishing a special commission to make an investigation and study of the feasibility of a pilot program for accreditation of alcohol-and drug-free housing  Martin J. Walsh    4/3/2014   
H.2630  An Act relative to the tax expenditure budget  Jay R. Kaufman    4/3/2014   
H.3699  Resolve establishing a special commission relative to reducing the costs associated with the purchase of college textbooks  Joint Committee on Higher Education    4/3/2014   
H.3825  An Act to provide Addiction/Sobriety Solutions through Increased Substance Treatment (ASSIST)  Randy Hunt    4/3/2014   
H.3883  An Act relative to comparable work  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development    4/3/2014   
  An Act relative to boat trailer registration fees  Garrett J. Bradley    4/14/2014   
  An Act to ensure quality education  Keiko M. Orrall    4/14/2014   
  An Act relative to corporate licensing for the sale of software  Angelo M. Scaccia    4/14/2014   
  An Act to establish a standardized governmental typeface  Jonathan D. Zlotnik    4/14/2014   
  An Act relative to designating Five Elements Tai Chi as the official Tai Chi form of the Commonwealth  Brian M. Ashe    4/15/2014   
  An Act regarding the custody of Justina Pelletier  Leonard Mirra    4/15/2014   
H.4039  Financial Services  Joint Committee on Financial Services    4/15/2014   
H.4042  consumers, licensing and other related matters  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure    4/17/2014   
  An Act relative to minor employees of certain ice cream truck vendors  Garrett J. Bradley 
Robert L. Hedlund  
4/17/2014   

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