House Committee onWays and Means

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Boston, MA 02133 
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It shall be the duty of the committee on Ways and Means to consider all legislation affect­ing the finances of the Commonwealth and such other matters as may be referred thereto.
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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.3773  An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2015 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects  House Committee on Ways and Means   In Part 
H.3570  An Act establishing a State Workforce Development Board  Charles D. Baker   Favorable with Amendment 
H.3762  An Act authorizing the division of capital asset management and maintenance to lease a certain parcel of land in the town of Southborough  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Favorable 
H.3797  An Act regulating secondary metals dealings  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Favorable with Amendment 
S.2015  An Act clearing titles to foreclosed properties  NONE   Favorable with Amendment 
H.3829  An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2015 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects  House Committee on Ways and Means   In Part 
H.3243  An act providing free access to certain parks and recreation areas to Purple Heart Recipients.  Aaron Vega   Favorable 
S.1979  An Act providing for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change  NONE   Favorable with Amendment 
H.3665  An Act to improve public records  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Favorable with Amendment 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.1694  An Act relative to strengthening the civil penalties of stop work orders under the workers' compensation statute  Tackey Chan    6/11/2015   
H.2296  An Act relative to certain state police retirement benefits  William C. Galvin    11/5/2015   
H.127  An Act creating a means for tracking the unmet need of individuals with developmental disabilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Tom Sannicandro    10/5/2015   
H.2782  An Act establishing Massachusetts Farm to School Month and commending farm to school programs  Timothy R. Madden    11/16/2015   
H.1766  An Act further regulating workers' compensation  Tom Sannicandro    6/11/2015   
H.1685  An Act relative to self-insurers workers’ compensation obligations  Garrett J. Bradley    11/16/2015   
H.1087  An Act relative to senior and non-elderly disabled housing  Nick Collins    9/10/2015   
H.2111  An Act creating a special commission studying cutting, welding and hot work processes regulated by the State Fire Code  Nick Collins 
Kenneth J. Donnelly  
H.83  An Act relative to providing a high impact program for long-term economic success  Gloria L. Fox 
Benjamin Swan  
S.101  An Act revising the interstate compact on the placement of children  Karen E. Spilka    10/19/2015   
H.707  An Act authorizing the establishment of old growth forest reserves  Stephen Kulik    6/22/2015   
H.712  An Act to promote farm viability  Stephen Kulik    10/22/2015   
H.745  An Act relative to access to the Hollingsworth Dam  Angelo M. Scaccia    7/27/2015   
H.2830  An Act relative to the Establishment of a Historical Preservation Fund  Thomas M. Stanley    11/2/2015   
H.1767  An Act relative to state employment postings  John W. Scibak    11/16/2015   
H.261  An Act relative to streamlining home improvement contractor registration  John W. Scibak    10/22/2015   
H.2517  An Act relative to bundled cellular telephone transactions  Denise C. Garlick    5/7/2015   
H.2744  An Act providing for a highway buffer zone in the town of Needham  Denise C. Garlick 
Michael F. Rush  
H.2413  An Act relative to providing the next of kin of a state police officer killed in the line of duty with a flag during the memorial service  Todd M. Smola    6/3/2015   
H.1130  An Act relative to creating a statutory housing restriction and providing remedies related to statutory housing  David M. Rogers    7/30/2015   
H.1840  An Act to update the public shade tree law  Jonathan Hecht    9/24/2015   
H.2242  An Act amending the retirement beneficiaries of Dennis Mullen  Nick Collins    11/9/2015   
H.2286  An Act relative to line-of-duty death and survivor benefits  James J. Dwyer    6/3/2015   
H.526  An Act relative to LGBT awareness training for aging services providers  Elizabeth A. Malia    11/9/2015   
H.2930  An Act to authorize the acquisition of land, the development and construction of an underground railroad, civil rights and black heritage museum and cultural center in Springfield  Benjamin Swan    11/25/2015   
H.453  An Act relating to high school graduation requirements for students with learning disabilities  Alice Hanlon Peisch    7/23/2015   
H.395  An Act relative to providing feedback on educator certification tests  Patricia A. Haddad    9/10/2015   
H.3416  An Act authorizing the release of certain land in the town of Cummington from the operation of an agricultural preservation restriction  Stephen Kulik    10/5/2015   
H.1769  An Act establishing the Massachusetts pregnant workers fairness act  Ellen Story 
Joan B. Lovely  
H.297  An Act relative to transit  Sarah K. Peake 
Harriette L. Chandler  
H.2773  An Act relative to the use of force accounts  Peter V. Kocot    9/28/2015   
H.128  An Act updating the real lives bill  Tom Sannicandro    10/5/2015   
H.619  An Act prohibiting the leasing of certain real property known as outer Brewster Island in Boston Harbor  Bruce J. Ayers    7/27/2015   
H.2542  An Act relative to Title 5 income tax credit reform  Steven S. Howitt 
Michael J. Rodrigues  
H.129  An Act to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities  Tom Sannicandro    10/5/2015   
H.1700  An Act Relative to Transparency in Employee Benefits Reporting  Carolyn C. Dykema    10/15/2015   
H.2924  An Act relative to the Connecticut River rowing facility  Peter V. Kocot    11/25/2015   
H.2570  An Act relative to the tax expenditure budget  Jay R. Kaufman    5/7/2015   
H.1698  An Act to promote employment  Marjorie C. Decker    7/27/2015   
H.2769  An Act relative to fees for the use of State House facilities  Jay R. Kaufman    10/29/2015   
H.3114  An Act relative to student driver safety  RoseLee Vincent    8/20/2015   
H.3378  An Act relative to family day care disclosures  Claire D. Cronin 
Paul Brodeur  
H.3039  An Act relative to motor vehicle license suspension  Elizabeth A. Malia    8/20/2015   
H.2048  An Act to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in the commonwealth  Jeffrey Sánchez 
Byron Rushing  
H.2208  An Act relative to employment benefits for Patricia Kannler  Paul Brodeur 
Jason M. Lewis  
H.2378  An Act relative to the Office of Senior Justice  James M. Murphy    6/3/2015   
H.670  An Act establishing the Designated Port Area Fund  Ann-Margaret Ferrante    9/21/2015   
H.2374  An Act relative to the collective bargaining rights for employees of the Committee for Public Counsel Services  Michael J. Moran    6/3/2015   
H.641  An Act relative to abandoned vessels on DCR property  Nick Collins    6/22/2015   
H.457  An Act relative to education collaboratives  Alice Hanlon Peisch    7/23/2015   
H.3212  An Act regarding background checks on foster parents  James J. O'Day 
Jennifer L. Flanagan  
H.3414  An Act relative to land improvements in the town of Freetown  Carole A. Fiola    10/5/2015   
H.1768  An Act promoting public labor contracts for local residents  Theodore C. Speliotis    6/11/2015   
S.1631  An Act designating certain lands in the town of Adams for conservation and public recreational purposes  Benjamin B. Downing    11/25/2015   
H.2921  An Act establishing a design certification program for cultural facilities and programming  Ann-Margaret Ferrante    11/25/2015   
H.3240  An Act establishing a special commission to study the administration of services to state owned forest and recreational lands in the Commonwealth  Stephen Kulik    11/19/2015   
H.411  An Act relative to non-public school student access to the MCAS exam  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    7/23/2015   
H.2096  An Act relative to the possession of dangerous open flame devices  Michael D. Brady    6/24/2015   
H.2547  An Act encouraging cultural council funding  Randy Hunt    5/7/2015   
H.86  An Act to promote employment for people with disabilities  Sean Garballey    10/22/2015   
H.726  An Act relative to industrial wastewater discharge of dental facilities  James R. Miceli    11/23/2015   
H.2334  An Act relative to fire fighter training  Kate Hogan    10/7/2015   
H.130  An Act renaming certain facilities, departments, and references in law and regulation  Tom Sannicandro    10/1/2015   
H.2587  An Act to sustain community preservation revenue  Stephen Kulik 
Cynthia S. Creem  
H.1109  An Act to address the need for additional resources for the development of affordable housing for low-income seniors  Kevin G. Honan    7/30/2015   
S.967  An Act relative to enhanced enforcement of civil penalties  Sal N. DiDomenico    10/26/2015   
H.3490  An Act relative to correctional employees' retirement reinstatement  Paul McMurtry    7/29/2015   
H.3567  An Act relative to the Saw Mill Brook in the counties of Suffolk, Norfolk and Middlesex  Edward F. Coppinger    10/5/2015   
H.1774  An Act providing incentives for productive workers compensation audits  Joseph F. Wagner    6/11/2015   
H.645  An Act to increase the annual stipend for members of the Commonwealth’s hazardous material response teams  Claire D. Cronin    10/5/2015   
H.2484  An Act relative to motor vehicle excise taxes  Diana DiZoglio    7/1/2015   
H.3101  An Act clarifying the definition of commercial motor vehicles  William M. Straus 
Steven S. Howitt  
H.3415  An Act relative to increased access of small business to participation in energy savings services and programs  Daniel J. Hunt    10/5/2015   
H.3305  An Act relative to recognition of the "Honor and Remember" Flag in the Commonwealth  Paul McMurtry    10/26/2015   
H.1697  An Act relative to contractor accountability  Mark J. Cusack    6/11/2015   
H.643  An Act establishing a commission on open space and green space  Nick Collins    10/8/2015   
H.43  An Act relative to the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act  COMMISSION ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS    6/22/2015   
H.49  An Act addressing the fiscal year 2015 budget shortfall  Charles D. Baker    3/5/2015   
H.60  An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2015 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects  Charles D. Baker    3/2/2015   
H.1  An Act making appropriations for fiscal year 2016  Charles D. Baker    3/5/2015   
H.3349  An Act relative to supplemental dependent allowance  Aaron Michlewitz    7/29/2015   
H.3365  An Act relative to the regional public safety communications and dispatch center for the city of Revere and the town of Winthrop  Robert A. DeLeo    7/23/2015   
H.3566  An Act relative to a technical correction of the pension statute   James J. O'Day    11/5/2015   
H.3613  An Act for a reliable, sustainable Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority  Joint Committee on Transportation    6/24/2015   
S.1956  An Act creating uniform beach warnings  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture    7/27/2015   
H.3639  An Act to clarify the net-worth measure of the corporate excise  Joint Committee on Revenue    7/1/2015   
H.3676  An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2015 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects  Charles D. Baker    7/20/2015   
H.3683  An Act expanding inclusive transition programs for students with severe disabilities  Joint Committee on Education    7/23/2015   
S.1974  An Act providing for sales tax fairness for main street retailers through minimum simplification  Senate Committee on Ways and Means    8/3/2015   
H.3689  An Act relative to the Division of Waterways to dredge Quincy Bay  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture    7/27/2015   
H.3692  An Act relative to carriers of property by motor vehicle  Joint Committee on Transportation    7/29/2015   
S.1984  An Act Resolve creating a commission to study ways to prevent bullying of tenants in public and subsidized multi-family housing  Joint Committee on Housing    11/9/2015   
H.3696  An Act to establish an apprenticeship program to ready vacant public housing apartments for occupancy  Joint Committee on Housing    7/30/2015   
H.3822  An Act relative to free fishing licenses  Tricia Farley-Bouvier    11/19/2015   
H.3748  An Act authorizing the Department of Fish and Game to acquire land of the town of Townsend  Sheila C. Harrington    11/19/2015   
H.3765  An Act relative to workers' compensation  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development    9/21/2015   
H.3766  An Act relative to the siting of facilities dealing with refuse  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture    9/21/2015   
H.3779  An Act relative to broadened eligibility for relief from disproportionate property tax burdens  Joint Committee on Revenue    9/30/2015   
H.3782  An Act relative to the sales tax of motor vehicles  Joint Committee on Revenue    9/30/2015   
S.2021  An Act relative to motor vehicle license suspension  NONE    9/28/2015   
H.3786  An Act relative to the tax status of certain land owned by a housing authority  Joint Committee on Revenue    10/1/2015   
S.2022  An Act relative to substance use prevention  NONE    11/12/2015   
S.2030  An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2015 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects  NONE    10/13/2015   
H.3812  An Act promoting job training in the commonwealth  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development    10/15/2015   
S.2033  An Act relative to fairness in worker’s compensation disfigurement benefits  Senate Committee on Ways and Means    10/26/2015   
H.3821  An Act establishing the Olmsted Park improvement fund  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture    10/22/2015   
S.2044  An Act Resolve establishing a special legislative commission on young professionals  Senate Committee on Rules    11/9/2015   
H.3839  An Act relative to dual membership in retirement systems  Joint Committee on Public Service    11/5/2015   
S.2050  An Act relative to the re-homing of children  NONE    11/9/2015   
H.3862  An Act relative to modernizing the Registries of Deeds  Joint Committee on the Judiciary    11/18/2015   
S.2061  An Act to promote quality physical education  NONE    11/23/2015   
S.2062  An Act relative to healthy youth  NONE    11/23/2015   
S.2063  An Act relative to social media privacy protection  NONE    11/23/2015   
S.2064  An Act regulating notaries public to protect consumers and the validity and effectiveness of recorded instruments  NONE    11/23/2015   
H.82  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to gender-responsive programming for juvenile justice system involved girls  Gloria L. Fox 
Russell E. Holmes  
H.716  Resolve creating a special commission to study the effects of coastal and ocean acidification and its existing and potential effects on species that are commercially harvested and grown along the Massachusetts coast  Timothy R. Madden    11/5/2015