House Committee onRules

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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
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.120  An Act affirming inclusion of people with disabilities on commissions of the Commonwealth  Denise Provost    3/15/2016   
H.142  An Act to address inequality, promote opportunity, and end poverty  Tackey Chan    3/15/2016   
HD.3719  An Act to provide targeted pre-k education to all four year old children meeting specific guidelines in all gateway cities (26)  Alan Silvia    3/30/2015   
H.455  An Act establishing a commission to study vocational-technical schools  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/15/2016   
H.2546  An Act relative to creating a commission to study the feasibility of simplifying the personal income tax code  Randy Hunt    3/15/2016   
H.94  An Act establishing a permanent commission on the social status of men and boys of color  Russell E. Holmes    3/15/2016   
H.2929  An Act to establish a special commission to consider an appropriate tribute to Nelson Mandela in the City of Boston  Byron Rushing    3/15/2016   
H.2926  An Act to Enhance Tourism at the State House  Keiko M. Orrall    3/15/2016   
HD.3613  An Act to prevent discrimination against private pension sources  Sheila C. Harrington    3/25/2015   
HD.3617  An Act relative to students serving in the military  Marcos A. Devers    3/25/2015   
HD.3687  An Act eliminating the motor vehicle excise tax in the fifth and succeeding years  Mathew Muratore    3/30/2015   
HD.3688  An Act to help small fraternal insurance companies  Mathew Muratore    3/30/2015   
HD.3704  An Act concerning the tax status of property of a housing authority  Marjorie C. Decker    3/30/2015   
HD.3705  An Act relative to the Committee for Public Counsel Services  Steven S. Howitt    3/30/2015   
HD.3716  An Act Relative to the Massachusetts Innocence Commission  Paul R. Heroux    3/26/2015   
HD.3727  An Act requiring review for determining category 4 eligibility  Shawn Dooley    3/31/2015   
HD.3729  An Act releasing a restriction on a parcel in Norfolk County  Shawn Dooley    3/31/2015   
HD.3731  An Act relative to restoring lottery funding to its intended purpose  John C. Velis    4/2/2015   
HD.3732  An Act relative to removing the tolls on the Western part of the Massachusetts Turnpike  John C. Velis    4/2/2015   
HD.3733  An Act relative to local aid funding  John C. Velis    4/2/2015   
HD.3743  An Act concerning the tax status of property of a housing authority  Marjorie C. Decker    4/8/2015   
HD.3767  An Act to strike out Chapter 90C Section 3 Subsection A4  Paul R. Heroux    4/16/2015   
HD.3766  An Act deregulating windshield wiper and headlight use  James J. Lyons, Jr. 
Shaunna L. O'Connell  
4/16/2015   
HD.3769  An Act revising the headlight/windshield wiper law  Colleen M. Garry 
Keiko M. Orrall  
4/23/2015   
HD.3774  An Act relative to transparency in the MBTA Retirement Fund  Shaunna L. O'Connell    4/30/2015   
HD.3778  An Act relative to section 29 of chapter 65 of the acts of 2009 for Diane Cummings of Worcester  James J. O'Day 
Harriette L. Chandler  
5/7/2015   
HD.3850  An Act authorizing the removal and towing of motor vehicles violating height requirements  David M. Nangle    5/27/2015   
HD.3854  An Act directing the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to study the feasibility of reevaluating the process of testing for concussions and similar traumatic brain injuries  Bruce J. Ayers    5/28/2015   
HD.3862  An Act relative to physical therapy  Mathew Muratore    6/1/2015   
HD.3888  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Steven Needle, an employee of Massachusetts Department of Transportation  David F. DeCoste    6/8/2015   
HD.3917  An Act relative to the domestic violence housing commission  Bradley H. Jones, Jr. 
Viriato M. deMacedo  
6/15/2015   
HD.3949  An Act relative to CPCS reimbursement  Steven S. Howitt    6/29/2015   
HD.4010  An Act relative to termination of alimony judgments  Bruce J. Ayers    7/20/2015   
HD.4025  An Act authorizing Paul Burns, an employee of the commonwealth, to apply for the retirement incentive program  Shawn Dooley    7/23/2015   
HD.4071  An Act requiring voters to re-accept the provisions of Chapter 44B once every five years from the date of their original acceptance  David F. DeCoste    8/6/2015   
HD.4054  An Act relative to gun free zones  John C. Velis    7/29/2015   
HD.4141  An Act relative to qualifications for creditable prior service in the Commonwealth  Marcos A. Devers    9/17/2015   
HD.4094  An Act relative to early education funding  Stephen L. DiNatale    8/24/2015   
HD.4113  An Act relative to non-public school student access to the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exam  Alan Silvia    8/31/2015   
HD.4128  An Act prohibiting gaming establishments within school zones  Garrett J. Bradley    9/10/2015   
HD.4151  An Act providing retiree healthcare benefits reform  James J. Lyons, Jr.    9/28/2015   
HD.4149  An Act relative to bicycle safety and turn and stop signals  Tom Sannicandro    9/24/2015   
HD.4256  An Act authorizing the division of capital asset management and maintenance to convey to the Gandara Mental Health Center, Inc. certain parcels of land in the city of Springfield  Jose F. Tosado    11/12/2015   
HD.4169  An Act relative to fee reimbursement  James M. Murphy    10/7/2015   
HD.4172  An Act relative to juvenile sex offender registration  Paul R. Heroux    10/8/2015   
HD.4171  An Act relative to license to carry fees for active duty law enforcement officers  Paul R. Heroux    10/8/2015   
HD.4174  An Act relative to dangerousness hearings for vehicular homicide  Susan Williams Gifford    10/13/2015   
HD.4179  An Act relative to criminal electronic surveillance  Josh S. Cutler    10/14/2015   
HD.4210  An Act to preserve family housing  Evandro C. Carvalho    10/28/2015   
HD.4220  An Act relative to the Chinese New Year  James J. Lyons, Jr.    10/28/2015   
HD.4230  An Act allowing cities and towns to impose a local tax on medical marijuana  Alan Silvia    11/4/2015   
HD.4231  An Act strengthening drug treatment programs for first-time opiate offenders  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.    11/9/2015   
HD.4257  An Act establishing a program for oyster restoration  Daniel J. Ryan    11/18/2015   
HD.4326  An Act to lower home insurance premiums  James M. Murphy    12/10/2015   
HD.4337  An Act relative to automobile insurance premiums  Michael S. Day    12/14/2015   
HD.4341  An Act extending the statute of limitations for victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing  James M. Cantwell    12/17/2015   
HD.4348  An Act relative to excise tax exemption for motor vehicles purchased for the use of a disabled individual  Michael S. Day    12/23/2015   
HD.4371  An Act relative to designations of certain charges and fees in the town of Charlton  Peter J. Durant 
Anne M. Gobi  
1/11/2016   
HD.4374  An Act amending M.G.L. 32, s. 4(1)(h)  Bruce J. Ayers    1/4/2016   
HD.4390  An Act prohibiting smoking in a motor vehicle when a child is present  Diana DiZoglio    1/7/2016   
HD.4409  An Act relative to parenting time rights  Shawn Dooley    1/19/2016   
HD.4416  An Act establishing a special commission to study the feasibility of developing up to three-story buildings over the Massachusetts Turnpike  Ruth B. Balser    1/21/2016   
HD.4418  An Act relative to the violation of an ordinance or by-law or a misdemeanor offense  David K. Muradian, Jr.    1/21/2016   
HD.4419  An Act relative to the composition of the board of elementary and secondary education  Steven Ultrino    1/25/2016   
HD.4444  An Act regarding the assignment of insurance proceeds  Peter J. Durant    1/27/2016   
HD.4441  An Act relative to informed consent for concurrent surgical procedures  Cory Atkins    1/27/2016   
HD.4443  An Act relative to state funding of certain nonprofits  James J. Lyons, Jr.    1/27/2016   
HD.4461  An Act relative to kitchen staff tip pooling  Paul R. Heroux    2/1/2016   
HD.4465  An Act relative to call location information aka the Kelsey Smith Act  Colleen M. Garry    2/11/2016   
HD.4472  An Act relative to limiting certain automobile insurance surcharges  James J. Dwyer    2/11/2016   
HD.4473  An Act relative to car insurance premium adjustments  James J. Dwyer    2/11/2016   
HD.4475  An Act relative to benefits to members of the Massachusetts National Guard  Harold P. Naughton, Jr. 
Eric P. Lesser  
2/16/2016   
HD.4501  An Act authorizing the Commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land in the town of New Salem  Susannah M. Whipps Lee    3/7/2016   
HD.4512  An Act relative to National Guard life insurance  Harold P. Naughton, Jr. 
Eric P. Lesser  
2/22/2016   
HD.4517  An Act relative to the Energy Facilities Siting Board  Michael S. Day 
Jason M. Lewis  
2/22/2016   
HD.4519  An Act requiring certain group homes to provide community notice  Michael J. Finn    2/22/2016   
HD.4540  An Act to protect condominium unit owners’ constitutional right  Sheila C. Harrington    2/29/2016   
HD.4576  An Act clarifying call firefighter rights  Harold P. Naughton, Jr. 
Kimberly N. Ferguson  
3/16/2016   
HD.4593  An Act relative to cigarette butt disposal  Paul R. Heroux    3/16/2016   
HD.4594  An Act relative to drinking water safety  Paul W. Mark    3/21/2016   
HD.4601  An Act for health care price and quality transparency  Tom Sannicandro    3/23/2016   
HD.4637  An Act establishing a medical delay for the payment of civil motor vehicle fines and municipal parking tickets for persons suffering from a serious illness  Brendan P. Crighton    3/28/2016   
HD.4643  An Act relative to abuse and harassment prevention orders  Alan Silvia    4/6/2016   
HD.4653  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Lucy A. Martinez, an employee of the Trial Court  Jose F. Tosado    4/6/2016   
HD.4688  An Act relative to the veteran property tax exemption residency requirement  David K. Muradian, Jr.    5/5/2016   
HD.4687  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Robin Waine, an employee of the Department of Transportation  Daniel J. Ryan    4/28/2016   
HD.4700  An Act conveying a certain parcel of land on East First Street in the South Boston neighborhood of the City of Boston  Nick Collins 
Linda Dorcena Forry  
5/5/2016   
HD.4709  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for David J. Saulnier, an employee of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office  Kenneth I. Gordon 
Michael J. Barrett  
4/28/2016   
HD.4711  An Act authorizing the conveyance of certain property in the town of Stoneham  Michael S. Day    5/5/2016   
HD.4713  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jean Barron, an employee of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security  Daniel J. Ryan    4/28/2016   
HD.4717  An Act concerning a certain parcel of land in the City of Boston  Aaron Michlewitz    5/5/2016   
HD.4721  An Act to create an open container law for marijuana  Shawn Dooley    5/5/2016   
HD.4740  An Act authorizing the Plymouth County Contributory Retirement System to issue pension funding bonds or notes  Garrett J. Bradley    5/5/2016   
HD.4743  An Act relative to retirement benefits for the Chelmsford Water District employees  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.    5/5/2016   
HD.4744  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Kelli Murphy, an employee of Trial Court  James M. Murphy 
Ronald Mariano  
5/5/2016   
HD.4749  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Nicole Dowling, an employee of the Trial Court  Claire D. Cronin 
Michael D. Brady  
5/5/2016   
H.3580  order  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    6/11/2015   
H.4162  cranberry revitalization  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture    4/6/2016   
H.4083  veterans affairs  Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs    3/16/2016   
H.4118  economic development matters  Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies    3/23/2016   
H.4120  Bills for study  Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses    3/24/2016   
H.4177  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy    4/7/2016   
H.4163  Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development  Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development    4/6/2016   
H.4084  Veterans benefits   Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs    3/16/2016   
H.4209  DHCD, condominiums, manufactured housing, & miscellaneous  Joint Committee on Housing    4/14/2016   
H.4228  higher education  Joint Committee on Higher Education    4/21/2016   
H.4134  Election Laws  Joint Committee on Election Laws    3/30/2016   
H.4242  public health matters  Joint Committee on Public Health    5/5/2016   
H.4208  Chapter 40B   Joint Committee on Housing    4/14/2016   
H.4102  state administration  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight    3/21/2016   
H.4111  Financial Services Study Order  Joint Committee on Financial Services    3/29/2016   
HD.3689  Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to retirement of judges  Christopher M. Markey    3/30/2015   
HD.4074  Resolutions In Recognition of the efforts of all who seek to place grave markers on the graves of Soldiers giving the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America and the Commonwealth  Frank A. Moran    8/10/2015   
H.617  Resolve to establish a special commission to perform an investigation and providing for a study relative to the long term management, maintenance and future use of the Boston Harbor Long and Moon Islands  Bruce J. Ayers    3/15/2016   
H.698  Resolve relative to protecting the archaeological, geological and fossil resources of western Massachusetts  Peter V. Kocot    3/15/2016   
HD.3614  Resolve An Act to create a commission to increase the exemption in the Massachusetts estate tax  Sheila C. Harrington    3/26/2015   
H.3903  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to the need for accessible homes for the elderly, returning veterans with disabilities, and families that include persons with disabilities  Joint Committee on Housing    3/15/2016