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House Committee onSteering, Policy and Scheduling

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Room 185
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Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2960
It shall be the duty of the committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling to assist the Speaker and the members of the House of Representatives in identifying the major matters pending before the General Court, the relative urgency and priority for consideration of such matters and alternative methods of responding to such matters by the General Court. Said committee shall schedule legislative matters in a manner that will provide for an even distribution and orderly consideration of reports of legislative committees on the daily Calendar.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
No hearings currently scheduled
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.3717  An Act validating the results of the annual election held in the town of Ipswich  Deval L. Patrick   Place in OD 
S.1855  An Act relative to the town clerk in the town of Upton  Michael O. Moore   Place in OD 
H.3751  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for India Haith, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services  Martin J. Walsh   Place in OD 
H.3750  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Chrystal Bonner, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services  Martin J. Walsh   Place in OD 
S.1851  An Act authorizing the city of Fall River to use certain park land for combined sewer overflow control  Michael J. Rodrigues   Place in OD 
S.1884  An Act amending the charter of the town of Sandwich  Therese Murray   Favorable 
H.867  An Act hospital indemnity insurance policies   Tackey Chan   Place in OD 
H.3626  An Act relative to the Nantucket Memorial Airport Fuel Revolving Account  Timothy R. Madden
Daniel A. Wolf  
Place in OD 
H.3648  An Act authorizing the West Barnstable Fire District to fund library services for the Whelden Memorial Library  Randy Hunt
Daniel A. Wolf  
Place in OD 
H.3712  An Act authorizing the town of Norwood to change the use of a recreation department parcel and to erect and constitute an Eastern Massachusetts Regional Ice Skating Rink and Recreation Center  John H. Rogers   Place in OD 
H.3669  An Act authorizing the Commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land to the city of Newton  Ruth B. Balser   Place in OD 
H.3764  An Act relative to the date of the 2014 biennial state primaries  Joint Committee on Election Laws   Place in OD 
H.3740  An Act authorizing the Board of Selectmen of the town of Milford to appoint the Town Treasurer  John V. Fernandes
Richard T. Moore  
Place in OD 
H.3654  An Act directing the Somerville Retirement Board to retire Mario Oliveira, a police officer of the city of Somerville  Denise Provost
Patricia D. Jehlen  
Place in OD 
S.1909  An Act authorizing the board of assessors of the town of Newbury to grant an abatement of real estate taxes to certain Plum Island homeowners for fiscal year 2013  Bruce E. Tarr   Favorable 
H.3101  An Act designating each of 2 certain bridges in the town of Barnstable as the U.S. Navy SEAL Kevin A. Houston Veterans Memorial Bridge  Brian R. Mannal   Place in OD 
H.3649  An Act designating a certain bridge in the city of Revere as the Rita Singer Bridge  Kathi-Anne Reinstein   Place in OD 
H.3697  An Act authorizing the town of Dartmouth to accept certain roadways as public ways  Christopher M. Markey   Place in OD 
H.3733  An Act relative to breast cancer early detection  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing   Place in OD 
S.1923  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Joshua Rocha, an employee of the Department of Correction  Senate Committee on Ways and Means   Favorable 
H.3673  An Act authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain state owned land to the city of Boston  Russell E. Holmes
Linda Dorcena Forry  
Place in OD 
H.3330  An Act financing information technology equipment and related projects  Deval L. Patrick   Place in OD 
H.3647  An Act relative to election laws  Joint Committee on Election Laws   Place in OD 
S.1928  An Act further regulating the simulcasting of horse races  Senate Committee on Ways and Means   Place in OD 
S.317  An Act allowing citizens seventeen (17) years of age to vote in the City of Lowell municipal elections  Eileen M. Donoghue   Place in OD 
S.935  An Act increasing the membership of the city of Lowell board of license commissioners from 3 to 5 members   Eileen M. Donoghue   Place in OD 
H.3724  An Act to prevent concussion and head injury  Joint Committee on Education   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1937  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Cynthia (Bouchard) White, an employee of the Trial Court  Senate Committee on Ways and Means   Favorable 
H.2904  An Act designating a certain pedestrian bridge in the city of Boston as the Frances “Fanny” Appleton Bridge  Martha M. Walz   Place in OD 
H.2387  An Act granting creditable service to employees of the Dedham Westwood water district  Paul McMurtry   Place in OD 
H.3779  An Act relative to retail licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages at continuing care retirement communities  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
H.3688  An Act authorizing the town of Burlington to grant additional alcoholic beverages licenses  Kenneth I. Gordon
Kenneth J. Donnelly  
Place in OD 
S.1794  An Act authorizing the town of Arlington to establish a special account for the purchase, installation and maintenance of public works of art  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Place in OD 
H.3656  An Act authorizing the Town of Belmont to grant licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises  David M. Rogers   Place in OD 
H.3739  An Act authorizing the city of Beverly to issue additional liquor licenses  Jerald A. Parisella   Place in OD 
H.3780  An Act authorizing the Town of Belmont to grant licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
H.3786  An Act authorizing the town of Stoneham to grant five additional licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
H.1857  An Act relative to streamlining municipal finance  Stephen Kulik   Place in OD 
H.1843  An Act to ensure adequate handicapped parking  Jonathan Hecht   Place in OD 
H.1839  An Act relative to regional stabilization funds  Anne M. Gobi
Cleon H. Turner  
Place in OD 
H.1826  An Act relative to the tethering of dogs outside  Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera   Place in OD 
H.1822  An Act relative to municipal use of insurance proceeds  James M. Cantwell   Place in OD 
H.1165  An Act to protect residential building lots  Cleon H. Turner   Place in OD 
S.1863  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Tina Giangregorio, an employee of the highway division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation  Michael O. Moore   Place in OD 
H.2226  An Act Exempting David Eddy from the Maximum Age Requirement For Firefighters in the City of Methuen  Linda Campbell   Place in OD 
H.3618  An Act relative to water service in the town of Somerset  Patricia A. Haddad
Michael J. Rodrigues  
Place in OD 
H.3781  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Joseph W. Teta, an employee of the Trial Court  Christopher G. Fallon   Place in OD 
H.3808  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Beth-Ann Litchfield, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services  Garrett J. Bradley
Robert L. Hedlund  
Place in OD 
H.3815  An Act relative to the withdrawal of the town of Worthington from the Gateway Regional School District  Joint Committee on Education   Place in OD 
S.1956  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Trina Higgins, an employee of the Trial Court  Senate Committee on Ways and Means   Favorable 
S.1926  An Act regulating the use of buprenorphine in opioid dependence treatment  Benjamin B. Downing   Favorable 
H.228  An Act permitting sales of alcohol on Sunday mornings  Steven S. Howitt   Place in OD 
H.3778  An Act creating a maximum allowable check-cashing rate  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
H.1776  An Act relative to the payment of wages  Martha M. Walz   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3792  An Act authorizing the town of Framingham to continue the employment of police officer Robert Tibor  Tom Sannicandro
Karen E. Spilka  
Place in OD 
H.616  An Act amending the preparation of certain ballots in the city of Boston  Aaron Michlewitz   Place in OD 
H.3813  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Robert A. Montalvo, an employee of the Department of Correction  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.   Place in OD 
H.817  An Act relative to licenses issued by the Division of Marine Fisheries  William M. Straus
Ann-Margaret Ferrante  
Place in the OD with Recommended Amendment 
H.3658  An Act to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Place in the OD with Recommended Amendment 
H.365  An Act relative to regional school district leases  Thomas P. Conroy   Place in OD 
H.401  An Act relative to the powers and duties of a regional school district  Anne M. Gobi
Cleon H. Turner  
Place in OD 
H.3789  An Act establishing a regional school district planning committee  Joint Committee on Education   Place in OD 
H.3790  An Act authorizing the town of Hadley to grant 6 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages and 6 additional licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
H.3793  An Act relative to healthy youth  Joint Committee on Education   Place in OD 
S.1894  An Act exempting certain employees from the Northampton retirement system  Stanley C. Rosenberg   Place in OD 
H.3744  An Act authorizing the town of Stoneham to establish a special fund for the collection and disposal of trash  Jason Lewis   Place in OD 
H.3743  An Act authorizing the town of Stoneham to create a special fund for railroad right of way proceeds  Jason Lewis   Place in OD 
H.3806  An Act relative to concussion prevention  Joint Committee on Public Health   Place in OD 
H.3805  An Act relative to the temporary release of persons under the care of the department of mental health  Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse   Place in OD 
H.3767  An Act authorizing the establishment of the Mashpee Water and Sewer District  David T. Vieira   Place in OD 
H.3830  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Carol L. Clark, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services  Todd M. Smola   Place in OD 
H.3826  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for James Cooney, an employee of the Department of Correction  Jennifer E. Benson   Place in OD 
H.870  An Act relative to continuing education of insurance producers  Edward F. Coppinger   Place in OD 
H.3810  An Act relative to certain loans by the Federal Home Loan Bank  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Place in OD 
H.3838  An Act relative to special elections  Joint Committee on Election Laws   Place in OD 
H.3850  An Act relative to the special city election in the city of Beverly  Deval L. Patrick   Place in OD 
H.3664  An Act relative to a Massachusetts Boston Strong license plate  Joint Committee on Transportation   Place in OD with Recommended Amendment for Specific Date 
H.992  An Act to regulate real estate appraisal management companies  Thomas M. Stanley   Place in OD with Recommended Amendment for Specific Date 
H.891  An Act relative to the list of legal investments prepared by the Commissioner of Banks  Michael A. Costello   Place in OD with Recommended Amendment for Specific Date 
S.1973  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Denise McKinnon, an employee of the Massachusetts Hospital School  Senate Committee on Ways and Means   Favorable 
S.1960  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Katrina Aliengena, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services  Stephen M. Brewer   Place in OD 
H.3834  An Act eliminating the board of public works of the town of Acushnet  Robert M. Koczera
Mark C. Montigny  
Place in OD 
H.3763  An Act financing improvements to the Commonwealth’s transportation system  Joint Committee on Transportation   Place in OD 
S.1983  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Maria A. DeCoste, an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance.  Senate Committee on Ways and Means   Favorable 
H.3866  An Act authorizing the town of Wellesley to place a question on the town election ballot authorizing the town to grant 6 licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
H.2374  An Act relative to transfer the employees of the Franklin Regional Council of Governments to the state employee’s retirement system  Stephen Kulik   Place in the OD with Recommended Amendment 
S.1531  An Act authorizing the commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to grant easements over certain parcels of land to the town of Amherst  Stanley C. Rosenberg   Place in OD 
S.1971  An Act establishing the childhood vaccine program  Senate Committee on Ways and Means   Place in OD 
H.3831  An Act authorizing the city of Salem to convert 1 seasonal license to an annual license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises  John D. Keenan
Joan B. Lovely  
Place in OD 
H.3829  An Act authorizing the town of Needham to place a question on the ballot authorizing the town grant certain licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises  Denise C. Garlick   Place in OD 
H.3765  An Act relative to natural gas leaks  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Place in the OD with Recommended Amendment 
H.2864  An Act designating Ms. G of the Massachusetts Audubon Society as the official groundhog of the Commonwealth  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Place in OD 
H.3773  An Act relating to the issuance of temporary notes by cities, towns and districts  Stephen Kulik
Karen E. Spilka  
Place in OD 
H.3823  An Act creating a board of water and sewer commissioners in the city of Newburyport  Michael A. Costello
Kathleen O'Connor Ives  
Place in OD 
H.3817  An Act authorizing the late filing of a tax abatement application for the Amherst Committee for a Better Chance, Inc  Ellen Story
Stanley C. Rosenberg  
Place in OD 
H.3814  An Act relative to Quincy College  Ronald Mariano   Place in OD 
S.1984  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Debra Saverse, an employee of the Department of Revenue  Patricia D. Jehlen   Place in OD 
H.1771  An Act to provide incentives for productive workers compensation audits  Joseph F. Wagner   Place in OD 
S.1993  An Act further limiting the liability of persons rendering certain emergency medical care  Senate Committee on Ethics and Rules   Place in OD 
H.1125  An Act to promote open space residential development  Kevin G. Honan   Place in OD 
H.2836  An Act relative to the annual observance of Massachusetts Women’s Defense Corps Remembrance Day   John D. Keenan
Linda Campbell  
Place in OD 
H.3768  An Act validating certain actions at the annual town meeting held in the town of Swampscott  Deval L. Patrick   Place in OD 
H.3801  An Act authorizing the county and town of Nantucket to convey a certain parcel of land  Timothy R. Madden
Daniel A. Wolf  
Place in OD 
H.3818  An Act relative to the Parks and Recreation Commission in Hardwick  Anne M. Gobi
Stephen M. Brewer  
Place in OD 
S.2000  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Richard Maynard, an employee of the Trial Court   Senate Committee on Ways and Means   Favorable 
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  
Place in OD 
H.3880  An Act relative to the terms of certain bonds to be issued by the Commonwealth  Deval L. Patrick   Place in OD 
H.3899  An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2014 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects  House Committee on Ways and Means   Place in OD 
H.3897  An Act relative to the special election for representative in the general court in the fifth Suffolk district  Joint Committee on Election Laws   Place in OD 
H.3753  An Act designating the official seasoning of the commonwealth   James M. Murphy   Place in OD 
H.3459  An Act designating the song “14 Counties of Massachusetts” as the official county song of the commonwealth.  Thomas M. Stanley   Place in OD 
S.1941  An Act further amending Chapter 654 of the Acts of 1975  Therese Murray   Place in OD 
S.1939  An Act regulating sewer betterment assessments in the town of Falmouth  Therese Murray   Place in OD 
S.1938  An Act authorizing the board of selectmen to exempt eco-toilet installations from sewer connections and associated betterments in the town of Falmouth  Therese Murray   Place in OD 
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.1995  An Act authorizing the Wilkinsonville Water District to convey a certain parcel of land  Richard T. Moore    4/7/2014   
H.873  An Act relative to certain banking laws  Michael A. Costello    4/7/2014   
H.3852  An Act authorizing the reinstatement of Richard L. Cross as a reserve police officer in the town of Southwick  Nicholas A. Boldyga 
Donald F. Humason, Jr.  
4/7/2014   
H.958  An Act relating to fire insurance  James M. Murphy    4/8/2014   
H.3794  An Act exempting the Police Department of the Town of Westwood from the provisions of the Civil Service Law  Paul McMurtry 
Michael F. Rush  
4/8/2014   
H.3809  An Act directing the State-Saugus retirement board to retire John Coburn a police officer of the town of Saugus  Donald H. Wong    4/8/2014   
H.3876  An Act authorizing the town of Conway to continue the employment of Robert Baker and Ronald Hawkes   Stephen Kulik 
Benjamin B. Downing  
4/8/2014   
H.2419  An Act relative to firefighters cessation program.  Kathi-Anne Reinstein    4/8/2014   
S.1622  An Act designating Rex Trailer as the official cowboy of the Commonwealth  Michael Barrett    4/9/2014   
S.1985  An Act relative to local commissions on disability  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight    4/9/2014   
H.263  An Act relative to protecting consumers of the Commonwealth   Harold P. Naughton, Jr.    4/14/2014   
H.272  An Act relative to the definition of a kennel  George N. Peterson, Jr.    4/14/2014   
H.285  An Act relative to telemarketing solicitation  John W. Scibak    4/14/2014   
S.958  An Act relative to subdivision bonds  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2014   
S.2103  An Act amending the charter of the city known as the town of Greenfield  NONE    4/16/2014   
H.4048  An Act authorizing the city of Holyoke to issue additional liquor licenses  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure    4/17/2014   

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