House Committee onRules

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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
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.3026  An Act relative to improving passenger rail service between Springfield and Boston  Peter V. Kocot    6/2/2016   
H.623  An Act to protect the natural resources of the Commonwealth  Ruth B. Balser 
James B. Eldridge  
H.2142  An Act creating a task force to study the use of the internet by sex offenders  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    6/2/2016   
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.3311  An Act providing for a study to be conducted on the cost feasibility of implementing a ferry service to Long Island in Boston Harbor  Bruce J. Ayers    6/2/2016   
H.2166  An Act to review security and safety procedures in the State House and state courthouses  Keiko M. Orrall    6/2/2016   
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.3516  An Act establishing a commission on the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution  Nick Collins    6/2/2016   
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  
HD.3769  An Act revising the headlight/windshield wiper law  Colleen M. Garry 
Keiko M. Orrall  
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  
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  
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.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  
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.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  
HD.4512  An Act relative to National Guard life insurance  Harold P. Naughton, Jr. 
Eric P. Lesser  
HD.4519  An Act requiring certain group homes to provide community notice  Michael J. Finn    2/22/2016   
HD.4576  An Act clarifying call firefighter rights  Harold P. Naughton, Jr. 
Kimberly N. Ferguson  
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.4644  An Act relative to retirement benefits for Richard Drury  Stephen Kulik    5/9/2016   
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.4834  An Act relative to speed limits in thickly settled areas  Diana DiZoglio    6/15/2016   
HD.4842  An Act relative to the Gardner Heritage State Park  Jonathan D. Zlotnik    6/23/2016   
HD.4845  An Act to require banks, lending institutions, mortgage companies or sub lenders to file with the registry of deeds in each county within thirty days of mortgage sales and/or foreclosures of property  Carlos Gonzalez    7/5/2016   
HD.4846  An Act relative to the taxation of cider  Paul Tucker 
Joan B. Lovely  
HD.4866  An Act prohibiting the manufacturing of marijuana concentrate in an unregulated environment using an inherently hazardous substance  Josh S. Cutler    7/5/2016   
HD.4887  An Act relative to beverage safety  Colleen M. Garry    7/18/2016   
HD.4898  An Act relative to hate crimes against police officers  Michelle M. DuBois 
Alan Silvia  
HD.4929  An Act relative to overdose fatalities  Thomas P. Walsh 
Joan B. Lovely  
HD.4928  An Act relative to condominium association responsibilities  James M. Kelcourse    7/25/2016   
HD.4941  An Act relative to Dominoes  Marcos A. Devers    8/4/2016   
HD.4948  An Act relative to weapon regulation  Marc T. Lombardo    8/8/2016   
HD.4949  An Act to the definition of assault weapon  Marc T. Lombardo    8/8/2016   
HD.4989  An Act designating a certain bridge in the town of Freetown as the Senator Joan Menard Bridge  Carole A. Fiola    8/25/2016   
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.4272  behavioral health bills  Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse    5/9/2016   
H.4283  Oceans and Waterways  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture    5/12/2016   
H.4284  public housing, landlord/tenant, expiring use, condominiums, and production   Joint Committee on Housing    5/12/2016   
H.4484  Elder Affairs   Joint Committee on Elder Affairs    7/11/2016   
H.4438  Transportation Committee Study Order  Joint Committee on Transportation    6/29/2016   
H.4578  consumer protection  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure    8/15/2016   
H.4297  At-Risk Students  Joint Committee on Education    5/16/2016   
H.4582  assessments  Joint Committee on Education    8/18/2016   
H.4298  School climate, Safety, and Student Discipline and Vocational Technical Education, Collaboratives, and Regional Schools  Joint Committee on Education    5/16/2016   
H.4299  health, special education and special education finance  Joint Committee on Education    5/16/2016   
H.4590  Transportation & SBA and EEC, Extra-Curricular, and Learning Time  Joint Committee on Education    8/25/2016   
H.4102  state administration  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight    3/21/2016   
H.4305  economic development matters  Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies    5/18/2016   
H.4367  public service  Joint Committee on Public Service    6/9/2016   
H.4111  Financial Services Study Order  Joint Committee on Financial Services    3/29/2016   
H.4443  public safety  Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security    6/29/2016   
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.2162  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to preparedness for natural disasters  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.    6/2/2016   
H.2810  Resolve providing for the creation of a special commission relative to the seal and motto of the Commonwealth  Byron Rushing    6/2/2016   
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   
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