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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.3459  An Act designating the song “14 Counties of Massachusetts” as the official county song of the commonwealth.  Thomas M. Stanley   Suspend Rules 
H.3455  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to aphasia  Garrett J. Bradley   Suspend Rules 
H.3456  An Act Relative to the South Hadley Fire District Number Two  John W. Scibak
Ellen Story  
Suspend Rules 
H.3468  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Linda Barlow, an employee of the Department of Mental Health  Patricia A. Haddad
Michael J. Rodrigues  
Suspend Rules 
H.3467  An Act requiring a fluoride statement.   Linda Campbell   Suspend Rules 
H.3460  An Act providing for home modifications and moving expenses for certain victims of the Boston Marathon bombings  Claire D. Cronin
Thomas P. Kennedy  
Suspend Rules 
H.3470  An Act relative to bus driver testing and requirements  Anne M. Gobi   Suspend Rules 
H.3466  An Act to protect psychotherapy patients  Ruth B. Balser   Suspend Rules 
H.3469  An Act authorizing the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to dispose of real property located in the city of Quincy and to grant an access easement upon real property of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority located in the city of Quincy  Ronald Mariano
John F. Keenan  
Suspend Rules 
H.3482  An Act relative to leaves of absence for civil air patrol members  Kate Hogan   Suspend Rules 
H.3479  An Act relative to senior hoarding  Kate Hogan   Suspend Rules 
H.3480  An Act relative to the town of Eastham water supply  Sarah K. Peake   Suspend Rules 
H.3481  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Janet Everett, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation  Martin J. Walsh   Suspend Rules 
H.3489  An Act relative to military license plates   Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Suspend Rules 
H.3490  An Act Relative to the National Guard   Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Suspend Rules 
H.3502  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Nancy LeBlanc, an employee of the department of public health  Donald Humason   Suspend Rules 
H.3503  An Act relative to a Massachusetts Boston Strong license plate  Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.   Suspend Rules 
H.3501  An Act to establish and award grants for the reduction of violence in municipalities   Paul R. Heroux   Suspend Rules 
H.3500  An Act validating the results of the annual town meeting of the town of Medfield held on April 29, 2013  Deval L. Patrick   Favorable 
H.3513  An Act authorizing the town of Wellesley to convey a certain parcel of land  Alice Hanlon Peisch
Cynthia S. Creem  
Suspend Rules 
H.3516  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Rose Britton, an employee of the Trial Court  Robert F. Fennell
Steven M. Walsh  
Suspend Rules 
H.3524  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Patricia A. Raftery, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation  Garrett J. Bradley
Robert L. Hedlund  
Suspend Rules 
H.3525  An Act clarifying the term of appointment of non-civil service police officers  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Suspend Rules 
H.3536  An Act relative to off road use exemption for gasoline excise taxes   John V. Fernandes   Suspend Rules 
H.3542  An Act to help small fraternal insurance companies  Paul R. Heroux   Suspend Rules 
H.3546  An Act authorizing the city of Quincy to establish neighborhood speed reduction zones  Ronald Mariano
John F. Keenan  
Suspend Rules 
H.3571  An Act relative to ocean ecology and shark protection  Jason Lewis   Suspend Rules 
H.3572  An Act relative to achieving pay parity for Massachusetts trial court chief probation officers  John J. Binienda
Harold P. Naughton, Jr.  
Suspend Rules 
H.3573  An Act designating the song “Roadrunner” as the official rock song of the Commonwealth  Martin J. Walsh
Robert L. Hedlund  
Suspend Rules 
H.3574  An Act relative to the withdrawal of the town of Worthington from the Gateway Regional School District  Stephen Kulik
Benjamin B. Downing  
Suspend Rules 
H.3584  An Act relative to motorcycle permit requirements  Ronald Mariano   Suspend Rules 
H.3593  An Act requesting display of voter written identification to collect empirical data  Daniel B. Winslow   Suspend Rules 
H.3596  An Act to reduce sexual exploitation of victims of human trafficking  Daniel B. Winslow   Suspend Rules 
H.3597  An Act designating the song “Dream On” as the official rock song of the Commonwealth  James M. Cantwell
Josh S. Cutler  
Suspend Rules 
H.3594  An Act relative to pesticide application  Thomas P. Conroy   Suspend Rules 
H.3595  An Act providing a homeless bill of rights  William Smitty Pignatelli   Suspend Rules 
H.3598  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Brian Schwenk, an employee of the Department of Correction  Angelo L. D'Emilia   Suspend Rules 
H.3599  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Dwight Melvin Seams, an employee of the Trial Court  Russell E. Holmes   Suspend Rules 
H.3606  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Amber Wilkin, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services   Angelo M. Scaccia   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 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   
H.4055  Miscellaneous Issues  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture    4/24/2014   

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