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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.3846  An Act relative to streamlined low-voltage alarm system installation and permitting  Robert F. Fennell   Suspend Rules 
H.3847  An Act to clarify section 9A1/2 of chapter 32B  James M. Murphy
James E. Timilty  
Suspend Rules 
H.3863  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Linda Vitt, an employee of the Trial Court  Steven Ultrino   Suspend Rules 
H.3873  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Alimatu Lamptey, an employee of the Department of Mental Health  Daniel M. Donahue   Suspend Rules 
H.3874  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Nicole Medina, an employee of the Department of Public Health  Angelo M. Scaccia   Suspend Rules 
H.3877  An Act relative to transportation infrastructure value capture  William M. Straus   Suspend Rules 
H.3876  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Lisa Hershowitz, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services  Todd M. Smola   Suspend Rules 
H.3875  An Act relative to Dartmouth Fire District No 2  Christopher M. Markey   Suspend Rules 
H.3888  An Act establishing the rank of first lieutenant of the state police  Daniel M. Donahue   Suspend Rules 
H.3887  An Act relative to the Wilmington Wildcat Community Service Program  James R. Miceli   Suspend Rules 
H.3889  An Act creating the state guarantee fund for default on public construction surety bond payments  Gailanne M. Cariddi   Suspend Rules 
H.3901  An Act clarifying eligibility for the earned income tax credit  Lori A. Ehrlich   Suspend Rules 
H.3897  An Act expanding opportunity to officiate marriage ceremonies  Kenneth I. Gordon
Patricia D. Jehlen  
Suspend Rules 
H.3898  Resolve establishing a special commission on behavioral health promotion and upstream prevention  James M. Cantwell   Suspend Rules 
H.3899  An Act relative to the retirement classification of state inspectors  Stephen Kulik   Suspend Rules 
H.3900  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Janaina Euriques, an employee of the Department of Children and Families  RoseLee Vincent
Daniel J. Ryan  
Suspend Rules 
H.3904  An Act relative to restoration to service  James M. Murphy   Suspend Rules 
H.3914  An Act relative to denying firearms and explosives to suspected terrorists  Lori A. Ehrlich   Suspend Rules 
H.3916  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Ronald Brace, an employee of the Department of Youth Services  Benjamin Swan   Suspend Rules 
H.3915  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Angela Cappellucci, an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance  Mathew Muratore
Viriato M. deMacedo  
Suspend Rules 
H.3913  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Elizabeth Missett Browning, an employee of the Trial Court  Nick Collins   Suspend Rules 
H.3912  An Act relative to a special commission to study condominium law  Hannah Kane   Suspend Rules 
H.3917  An Act relative to Gold Star Family registration eligibility  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.   Suspend Rules 
H.3921  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Brian Sheehan, an employee of the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office  Diana DiZoglio   Suspend Rules 
H.3923  An Act relative to fair wages  Adrian Madaro   Suspend Rules 
H.3925  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Robert Stevens, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development  James M. Murphy   Suspend Rules 
H.3937  An Act automatically registering eligible voters and enhancing safeguards against fraud  Jay R. Kaufman   Suspend Rules 
H.3939  An Act authorizing the sale of property in Framingham  Chris Walsh   Suspend Rules 
H.3938  An Act relating to the conveyance of certain land to the Foxborough housing authority  F. Jay Barrows   Suspend Rules 
H.3943  An Act relative to the underground economy  Thomas J. Calter   Suspend Rules 
H.3946  An Act relative to innocent spouses  Garrett J. Bradley   Suspend Rules 
H.3945  An Act regarding group care facility  Kay Khan   Suspend Rules 
H.3952  An Act relative to sheet metal work  Brian M. Ashe   Suspend Rules 
H.3953  An Act relative to the pension fund liability  James M. Cantwell   Suspend Rules 
H.3958  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Helen Annese, an employee of the Trial Court  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
Bruce E. Tarr  
Suspend Rules 
H.3974  An Act relative to public safety employee death benefits  David Paul Linsky
Karen E. Spilka  
Suspend Rules 
H.3979  An Act establishing the crime of peeping or peering into dwelling houses  Garrett J. Bradley   Suspend Rules 
H.3980  An Act requiring gas stations to provide air compressors for free public use  Paul McMurtry   Suspend Rules 
H.3981  An Act relative to drivers licenses for international students  Chris Walsh   Suspend Rules 
H.3990  An Act relative to air quality monitoring for new gas pipeline facilities  Colleen M. Garry
Barbara L'Italien  
Suspend Rules 
H.3991  An Act validating action taken by the Martha's Vineyard Refuse Disposal and Resource Recovery District  Timothy R. Madden
Daniel A. Wolf  
Suspend Rules 
  Resolve reviving and continuing a certain advisory committee relative to career planning  Alice Hanlon Peisch
Patricia D. Jehlen  
Suspend Rules 
  An Act relative to persons seeking drug addiction treatment  Ann-Margaret Ferrante   Suspend Rules 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
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   
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.3777  An Act relative to defining employees classified in Group 4  Tackey Chan    5/7/2015   
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.3815  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Ceclie Ferrie an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Correction  Kevin J. Kuros    4/28/2015   
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.3868  An Act relative to condominium elections  Hannah Kane    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.4030  An Act relative to the annual observance of Massachusetts Women’s Defense Corps Remembrance Day  Linda Dean Campbell 
Paul Tucker  
7/23/2015   
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.4073  An Act relative to videotaping, audiotaping and photographing persons receiving medical treatment  Marjorie C. Decker    8/10/2015   
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.4152  An Act exempting members of the military in active duty from automobile excise tax  Diana DiZoglio    9/28/2015   
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.4259  An Act regulating motor vehicle exhaust sound levels  William C. Galvin    11/12/2015   
HD.4263  An Act relative to automatic voter registration  Evandro C. Carvalho    11/16/2015   
HD.4319  An Act relative to a certain road in the city of Boston  Russell E. Holmes    12/10/2015   
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.4339  An Act relative to the statute of limitations in civil child sexual abuse cases  Diana DiZoglio    12/17/2015   
HD.4341  An Act extending the statute of limitations for victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing  James M. Cantwell    12/17/2015   
HD.4345  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Paul Sinkiewicz, an employee of the Department of Youth Services  David F. DeCoste 
Michael D. Brady  
12/21/2015   
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.4356  An Act to designate Billerica Massachusetts as the Yankee Doodle Town  Marc T. Lombardo 
Kenneth J. Donnelly  
1/4/2016   
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.4377  An Act relative to the South Essex Sewerage District  Theodore C. Speliotis 
Joan B. Lovely  
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.4415  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Robert Fothergill, an employee of the Massachusetts Trial Court  Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr.    1/21/2016   
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.4437  An Act prohibiting a municipality or regional school district from using public funds or other public resources for the recruitment of students from outside the municipality or regional school district  Peter J. Durant    1/27/2016   
HD.4442  An Act relative to synthetic hallucinogenic substances  David K. Muradian, Jr. 
Timothy R. Whelan  
1/27/2016   
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.4459  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Carlo Casarano, an employee of the Department of Unemployment Assistance  Josh S. Cutler    1/28/2016   
HD.4458  An Act expanding educational opportunities for vocational students  Frank A. Moran    1/28/2016   
HD.4460  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Donna Juarez, an employee of the Massachusetts Department Of Developmental Services  Thomas M. Petrolati    1/28/2016   
HD.4461  An Act relative to kitchen staff tip pooling  Paul R. Heroux    2/1/2016   
HD.4463  An Act designating a certain building at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design  Garrett J. Bradley    2/1/2016   
H.3580  order  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    6/11/2015   
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   
HD.3614  Resolve An Act to create a commission to increase the exemption in the Massachusetts estate tax  Sheila C. Harrington    3/26/2015   
HD.4227  Resolve relative to enhancing recycling machines at Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority facilities  Diana DiZoglio    11/4/2015