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Boston, MA 02133 
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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.3879  An Act relative to a certain parcel of land in the Charlestown neighborhood of the city of Boston  Eugene L. O'Flaherty   Suspend Rules 
H.3878  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Rebecca Paylor, an employee of the Department of Children and Families  John J. Binienda
Michael O. Moore  
Suspend Rules 
H.3877  Resolve reviving and continuing the special task force established to study ways in which the Commonwealth can encourage the prevention of unnecessary vacancies following foreclosures shall make its final report  Kevin G. Honan   Suspend Rules 
H.3887  An Act allowing a benefits transfer for Paul Scott Noe, an employee of the Trial Court  Louis L. Kafka   Suspend Rules 
H.3886  An Act relative to benefits for court officers  Louis L. Kafka   Suspend Rules 
H.3892  An Act relative to junior operator's licenses  Paul McMurtry   Suspend Rules 
H.3889  An Act relative to postpartum depression screening  Ellen Story   Suspend Rules 
H.3891  An Act to convey a certain parcel of land in the city Marlborough  Danielle W. Gregoire   Suspend Rules 
H.3890  An Act authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land in the town of Sutton to Tim and Tammy Mahoney  Ryan C. Fattman
George N. Peterson, Jr.  
Suspend Rules 
H.3901  An Act relative to net metering  Frank I. Smizik   Suspend Rules 
H.3900  An Act Sick Leave Bank for Marycatherin Paniss  Denise Andrews
Stephen M. Brewer  
Suspend Rules 
H.3904  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Tracy Longvall-Rivera, an employee of the Department of Youth Services  Kimberly N. Ferguson   Suspend Rules 
H.3905  An Act authorizing the granting of easements at Northern Essex Community College in the city of Haverhill  Michael A. Costello   Suspend Rules 
H.3910  An Act relative to protection of persons seeking treatment for substance addiction  Claire D. Cronin   Suspend Rules 
H.3967  An Act to assist police and state agenices in the FID and LTC application and renewal process  Paul R. Heroux   Suspend Rules 
H.3916  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Leanne O'Donoghue, an employee of the Department of Children and Families   Christine E. Canavan   Suspend Rules 
H.3917  An Act authorizing for the lease of property at Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School  Theodore C. Speliotis
Bruce E. Tarr  
Suspend Rules 
H.3922  An Act designating a certain underpass in the town of Mansfield as the Patrolman Walter P. Langley Memorial Underpass  F. Jay Barrows   Suspend Rules 
H.3924  An Act relative to the disclosure of visual images of a person without his or her consent  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Suspend Rules 
H.3923  An Act relative to real property tax exemption improvement  John V. Fernandes   Suspend Rules 
H.3936  An Act establishing a district to operate a regional public safety communications and dispatch center for the city known as the city of Revere and the town of Winthrop  Robert A. DeLeo   Suspend Rules 
H.3937  An Act allowing for the appointment of designees to the Inspector General Council  James M. Cantwell   Suspend Rules 
H.3941  An Act relative to the Pathfinder Regional Vocational-Technical High School  Todd M. Smola   Suspend Rules 
H.3942  An Act relative to student’s rights in higher education  Cleon H. Turner   Suspend Rules 
H.3943  An Act in aid of libraries  Cleon H. Turner
Kate Hogan  
Suspend Rules 
H.3958  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Anne Federico, an employee of the Department of Public Health  Angelo M. Scaccia   Suspend Rules 
H.3968  An Act relative to clean energy resources   Mark J. Cusack
Barry R. Finegold  
Suspend Rules 
H.3956  An Act relative to breaking generational cycles of poverty  Tom Sannicandro   Suspend Rules 
H.3959  An Act relative to the Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School District  Theodore C. Speliotis
Joan B. Lovely  
Suspend Rules 
H.3957  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Christine Green, an employee of the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital  John J. Binienda   Suspend Rules 
H.3951  Resolutions providing for a declaration of the intent of the House of Representatives relative to the amount and distribution of local aid to the commonwealth’s cities, towns and regional school districts for fiscal year 2015; provided, further that timely notice to cities, towns and regional school districts relative to the amounts of school and municipal aid and lottery distributions is essential for an orderly and rational budget process at the local level  Brian S. Dempsey   Favorable 
H.3964  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Carmen Mahone, an employee of the Trial Court  William C. Galvin   Suspend Rules 
H.3963  An Act authorizing the use of bow and arrows for Sunday hunting  William M. Straus   Suspend Rules 
H.3979  An Act authorizing the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance to convey certain parcels of land in the town of Westborough  Carolyn C. Dykema
James B. Eldridge  
Suspend Rules 
H.2999  An Act to create the position of poet laureate for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Sarah K. Peake
Denise Provost  
Favorable 
H.3685  Resolve to direct the Office of Administration and Finance, as well as the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Massachusetts State Senate to study the feasibility of constructing a 21st Century Courthouse in Hampden County, located in the City of Springfield  Sean Curran   Favorable 
H.3945  An Act to improve access to public records  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Favorable 
H.3991  An Act achieving a better life experience for individuals with disabilities  Garrett J. Bradley   Suspend Rules 
H.3992  An Act Amending MGL 21E AND 310 CMR 4.03  Paul W. Mark   Suspend Rules 
H.3993  An Act to amend the labor law and the civil service law, in relation to protection of employees and former employees against retaliatory action by employers  Paul W. Mark   Suspend Rules 
H.3994  An Act streamlining municipal collection  David Paul Linsky   Suspend Rules 
H.3811  An Act relative to the State House architect  Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development   Favorable 
H.4032  An Act relative to the naming of the Stephen M. Brewer fishing area  Anne M. Gobi   Suspend Rules 
H.4033  An Act authorizing the conveyance of certain land in the city of Holyoke  Aaron Vega   Suspend Rules 
H.4040  An Act relative to taking or transmitting images of crime victims by first responders  Joseph F. Wagner   Suspend Rules 
H.4041  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Marcy L. Bray, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services  Todd M. Smola   Suspend Rules 
H.4044  An Act relative to protecting senior health  Mark J. Cusack   Suspend Rules 
H.3999  special procedures for consideration of the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2015 for the maintenance of departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements (House, No. 4100) ought to be adopted  John J. Binienda   Favorable 
H.961  An Act waiving bank fees for the disabled  Rhonda Nyman   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2861  An Act reforming certain state laws regarding public deposits  David M. Nangle   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.4051  An Act authorizing the lease, license, and conveyance of certain Commonwealth property located in the City of Boston  Jay Livingstone   Suspend Rules 
H.4050  An Act authorizing the commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain parcels of land in the town of Medfield  Denise C. Garlick
James E. Timilty  
Suspend Rules 

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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 establishing a sick leave bank for Anne Marie McDonough, an employee of the department of the Trial Court  Nick Collins    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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