House Committee onSteering, Policy and Scheduling

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Boston, MA 02133 
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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
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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.4012  An Act authorizing the appointment of special police officers in the town of Dracut  Colleen M. Garry   Place in OD 
H.1037  An Act to amend Section 3, Chapter 111M of the General Laws relative to Massachusetts residents living in a foreign country and health insurance penalties  Chris Walsh   Place in OD 
H.1549  An Act relative to the protection of persons with disabilities  Elizabeth A. Poirier   Place in OD 
H.4268  An Act relative to a certain road in the city of Boston  Russell E. Holmes   Place in OD 
H.4195  An Act relative to prescription eye drops  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Place in OD 
H.4328  An Act relative to the Hampshire Council of Governments   Peter V. Kocot   Place in OD 
H.4325  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Robin Waine, an employee of the Department of Transportation  Daniel J. Ryan   Place in OD 
H.4337  An Act exempting certain positions in the city of Marlborough from the Civil Service Law  Danielle W. Gregoire   Place in OD 
H.4418  An Act authorizing the town of Westborough to grant additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises   Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
H.4359  An Act relative to the disability retirement of Jared Macdonald, a police officer in the town of Bourne  David T. Vieira   Place in OD 
H.923  An Act relative to pediatric plans of care  David M. Nangle   Place in OD 
H.4316  An Act relative to the town administrator in the town of Hingham  Garrett J. Bradley   Place in OD 
H.4365  An Act relative to access to a decedent's electronic mail accounts  Joint Committee on the Judiciary   Place in OD 
H.4450  An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2017 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements  NONE   Favorable 
H.4451  An Act relative to Nickerson State Park  NONE   Favorable 
H.4332  An Act concerning nondiscrimination in access to organ transplantation  Joint Committee on Public Health   Place in OD 
H.4437  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Michelle Kannler, an employee of the Department of Public Health  James R. Miceli   Place in OD 
S.2268  An Act relative to a certain residential tax exemption in the city of Chelsea  Sal N. DiDomenico   Place in OD 
H.4435  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Kelly White, an employee of Trial Court  James M. Murphy   Place in OD 
H.4413  An Act relative to job creation, workforce development and infrastructure investment  Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies   Place in OD 
S.2353  An Act authorizing the transfer of certain land of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in the city of Revere to the city of Revere  Senate Committee on Ways and Means   Place in OD 
S.2296  An Act Resolve establishing the special commission on local and regional public health  Senate Committee on Rules   Place in OD 
H.3885  An Act relative to special police officers in the city of Newton  Kay Khan   Place in OD 
H.4293  An Act conveying a certain parcel of land on East First Street in the South Boston section of the City of Boston  Nick Collins
Linda Dorcena Forry  
Place in OD 
H.4366  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jennifer Gay, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services  Paul R. Heroux
Richard J. Ross  
Place in OD 
H.4376  An Act authorizing the appointing authority of the town of Mansfield to appoint police cadets under certain circumstances to the Police Department of said town  F. Jay Barrows
James E. Timilty  
Place in OD 
H.4380  An Act providing for alternate members of the old and historic district commission of the town of Marblehead  Lori A. Ehrlich   Place in OD 
H.4459  An Act relative to simulcasting and racing days  House Committee on Ways and Means   Place in OD 
H.4453  An Act authorizing the town of Littleton to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on premises  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
S.2201  An Act Authorizing the town of Salisbury to grant 5 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises   Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
H.4155  An Act creating a task force on Massachusetts older adults of all incomes  Joint Committee on Elder Affairs   Place in OD 
H.4386  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for John DiPaolo, an employee of the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office  Thomas P. Walsh   Place in OD 
S.1494  An Act increasing the property tax deferral for seniors  Patricia D. Jehlen   Place in OD 
S.1150  An Act relative to respiratory therapy  Jennifer L. Flanagan   Place in OD 
S.2119  An Act to establish pay equity  NONE   Place in OD 
S.2369  An Act preventing animal suffering and death  Senate Committee on Rules   Favorable 
H.4512  An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2016 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations   House Committee on Ways and Means   Place in OD 
H.3114  An Act relative to student driver safety  RoseLee Vincent   Place in OD 
H.1996  An Act to remove the restrictions on the licenses of NP's and CRNA's as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission  Kay Khan
Paul J. Donato  
Place in OD 
H.4302  An Act authorizing the city of Springfield to convert certain park land at Emerson Wight Park  Carlos Gonzalez   Place in OD 
H.4439  An Act validating the actions taken at a special town meeting held in the town of Templeton  Charles D. Baker   Place in OD 
H.4441  An Act relative to the conveyance of an easement in the city of Chicopee  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Place in OD 
H.3287  An Act relative to the 1-year residency preference for persons being considered for original appointment to the Cambridge Police Force and Fire Force  Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.   Place in OD 
H.949  An Act making corrective amendments to Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2012 47CC  John W. Scibak   Place in OD 
H.950  An Act amending Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2012  John W. Scibak   Place in OD 
H.1025  An Act preventing unnecessary medical debt  Jeffrey Sánchez   Place in OD 
S.1372  An Act authorizing the town of Tolland to continue the employment of police officer Lester M. Walker  Donald F. Humason, Jr.   Place in OD 
S.2408  An Act relative to solar drying of laundry  Michael J. Barrett   Favorable 
H.4318  An Act amending the charter of the Town of Nantucket concerning newspaper publication of town meeting warrants  Timothy R. Madden
Daniel A. Wolf  
Place in OD 
H.4317  An Act authorizing the Town of Nantucket to impose a real estate transfer fee for affordable and workforce housing  Timothy R. Madden
Daniel A. Wolf  
Place in OD 
H.4319  An Act authorizing the appointment of retired police officers in the Town of Nantucket to serve as special police officers  Timothy R. Madden
Daniel A. Wolf  
Place in OD 
H.4315  An Act amending the Nantucket Islands Land Bank Act  Timothy R. Madden
Daniel A. Wolf  
Place in OD 
H.4338  An Act providing that future members of the police force of the town of Sharon shall be exempt from the provisions of the civil service law  Louis L. Kafka   Place in OD 
H.4114  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to robotic surgery in the Commonwealth  Joint Committee on Public Health   Place in OD 
H.4372  An Act to change the town lines between the towns of Aquinnah and Chilmark  Timothy R. Madden
Daniel A. Wolf  
Place in OD 
H.4345  An Act relative to the recall of elected officials in the town of Carlisle  Cory Atkins   Place in OD 
H.4346  An Act relative to the issuance of certain bonds by the town of Pembroke  Josh S. Cutler   Place in OD 
H.4339  An Act authorizing the town of Sharon to abate certain real property taxes.  Louis L. Kafka   Place in OD 
H.4375  An Act authorizing the town of Plymouth to establish a special fund  Mathew Muratore   Place in OD 
H.4408  An Act relative to safe schools  Joint Committee on Education   Place in OD 
H.4412  An Act authorizing the town of Dennis to establish a landfill solar special revenue fund  Timothy R. Whelan   Place in OD 
H.4446  An Act relative to the procedure for municipal acceptance of subdivision roads in the town of Natick  David Paul Linsky   Place in OD 
H.3114  An Act relative to student driver safety  RoseLee Vincent   Place in OD 
H.1988  An Act relative to the availability of prescription medication during an emergency  Louis L. Kafka   Place in OD 
H.110  An Act to increase the Commonwealth's compliance with federal law meeting requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act  James J. O'Day   Place in OD 
H.724  An Act relative to Middlesex Canal Commission  James R. Miceli   Place in OD 
H.4237  An Act clarifying eligibility for the earned income tax credit  Joint Committee on Revenue   Place in OD 
H.2428  An Act relative to employees of the Department of Fire Services  Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.   Place in OD 
H.3753  An Act relative to ABLE accounts  Garrett J. Bradley
Barbara L'Italien  
Place in OD 
S.2064  An Act regulating notaries public to protect consumers and the validity and effectiveness of recorded instruments  NONE   Place in OD 
H.4394  An Act relative to criminal record checks for referees  Joint Committee on the Judiciary   Place in OD 
H.526  An Act relative to LGBT awareness training for aging services providers  Elizabeth A. Malia   Place in OD 
H.4388  An Act authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to grant certain easements in the town of Grafton to the New England Power Company  David K. Muradian, Jr.
Michael O. Moore  
Place in OD 
H.3326  An Act relative to snow removal penalties  Daniel J. Hunt   Place in OD 
S.2225  An Act relative to municipal contracts in the city of Somerville  Patricia D. Jehlen   Place in OD 
H.4411  An Act relative to the charter of the town of Westborough  Danielle W. Gregoire   Place in OD 
H.4480  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for William Horohoe, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation  Hannah Kane
Michael O. Moore  
Place in OD 
H.4467  An Act to establish standards for medical gas piping systems  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
H.4515  An Act authorizing the Department of Conservation and Recreation to grant certain easements to the Town of Plymouth over a portion of Pilgrim Memorial State Park  Mathew Muratore   Place in OD 
H.4507  An Act authorizing the town of Weston to transfer certain land known as Cat Rock  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Place in OD 
H.4516  An Act authorizing the Department of Fish and Game to grant an easement to the town of Bourne in exchange for a conservation restriction on town land  David T. Vieira   Place in OD 
H.4520  An Act authorizing the division of capital asset management and maintenance to exchange certain parcels of land with the city of Northampton  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Place in OD 
S.2250  An Act authorizing the town of Mendon to return a certain parcel in the town of Mendon to John D. Gannett, Jr. and Ute D. Gannett  Ryan C. Fattman   Place in OD 
H.4447  An Act authorizing the town of Orleans to amend a certain conservation restriction  Sarah K. Peake   Place in OD 
S.940  An Act enhancing courthouse security  James E. Timilty   Place in OD 
S.2181  An Act establishing Peace Day in the Commonwealth  John F. Keenan   Place in OD 
H.4382  An Act relative to the 2016 special town election in the town of East Longmeadow  Charles D. Baker   Place in OD 
H.4449  An Act validating the actions taken at the annual town election held in the town of Blandford  Charles D. Baker   Place in OD 
H.4464  An Act authorizing the city of Salem to convey a certain parcel of park land.  Paul Tucker
Joan B. Lovely  
Place in OD 
H.4481  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jamie Mascarello, an employee of the Trial Court  Keiko M. Orrall   Place in OD 
H.4508  An Act authorizing the town of Weston to transfer certain parcels of recreation land from the recreation commission to the conservation commission  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Place in OD 
S.2090  An Act authorizing the town of Middleborough to exchange certain parcels of conservation land  Marc R. Pacheco   Place in OD 
S.2244  An Act relative to serving wine in private clubs   Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
H.4528  An Act authorizing the town of Fairhaven to grant 1 additional license 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 
S.2096  An Act relative to the membership of the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Reuse Board  James E. Timilty   Place in OD 
S.2130  An Act authorizing the town of Hubbardston to convey a certain parcel of land  Anne M. Gobi   Place in OD 
H.4442  An Act advancing and expanding access to telemedicine services  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing   Place in OD 
H.4470  An Act relative to speed limits  Joint Committee on Transportation   Place in OD 
H.4128  Resolve establishing a special commission on behavioral health promotion and upstream prevention  Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse   Place in OD 
H.4529  An Act authorizing the city of Salem to grant 2 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 
S.2249  An Act authorizing the temporary use of the Clapp elementary school property in the City of Woburn for civic purposes  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Place in OD 
S.2375  An Act protecting abandoned animals in vacant properties  Senate Committee on Rules   Favorable 
S.2137  An Act relative to HIV-associated lipodystrophy syndrome treatment  Senate Committee on Ways and Means   Place in OD 
S.2219  An Act authorizing the department of capital asset management and maintenance to lease certain land in the town of Hull to The Friends of the Paragon Carousel, Inc  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Place in OD 
S.1984  Resolve creating a commission to study ways to prevent bullying of tenants in public and subsidized multi-family housing  Joint Committee on Housing   Place in OD 
S.2272  An Act authorizing the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land in the town of Concord  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Place in OD 
H.4540  An Act authorizing the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance to convey an easement over certain park land to the city of Boston   Aaron Michlewitz   Place in OD 
S.2452  An Act relative to the towing away and storage of motor vehicles  Senate Committee on Ways and Means   Place in OD 
S.2475  An Act authorizing the Commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to grant a water main easement to the town of Bellingham  Senate Committee on Ways and Means   Place in OD 
S.2474  An Act authorizing the Commonwealth to grant an easement to the town of Barnstable and the town of Barnstable to grant or assign several conservation restrictions to the Commonwealth  Senate Committee on Ways and Means   Place in OD 
H.4549  An Act authorizing the town of Foxborough to grant 4 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises within a site containing a development to be known as Route One  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
H.4550  An Act authorizing the town of Foxborough to grant 3 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises within a site containing a development to be known as Downtown Foxborough  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
H.4551  An Act authorizing the town of Foxborough to grant 2 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
H.4552  An Act authorizing the town of Dracut to grant four 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.4040  An Act creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities  Joint Committee on Higher Education   Place in OD 
H.4350  An Act relative to the recognition and registration of professional employer organizations operating in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development   Place in OD 
H.698  Resolve relative to protecting the archaeological, geological and fossil resources of western Massachusetts  Peter V. Kocot   Place in OD 
H.4058  Resolve relative to preserving Polish heritage in the Pioneer Valley  Joint Committee on Higher Education   Place in OD 
H.4565  An Act modernizing municipal finance and government  NONE   Favorable 
H.4330  An Act relative to language opportunity for our kids  Joint Committee on Education   Place in OD 
H.4564  An Act authorizing the City of Springfield to convert Park land at Ruth Elizabeth Park for traffic improvement use pursuant to article 97, and to acquire and dedicate replacement park land  Benjamin Swan   Place in OD 
H.4538  An Act designating a certain boat launch in the town of Somerset as the William and Harold Meehan Memorial Boat Launch  Patricia A. Haddad   Place in OD 
S.2374  An Act to promote personal savings  Senate Committee on Ways and Means   Place in OD 
H.4533  An Act authorizing the town of Boylston to sell a portion of a certain town property  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Place in OD 
S.1646  An Act authorizing the conveyance of a certain parcel of land in the city of Boston to the Haitian Church of the Nazarene Friends of the Humbles and the Greater Boston Nazarene Compassionate Center  Linda Dorcena Forry   Place in OD 
H.2803  An Act authorizing the lease of a certain property in the towns of Needham and Wellesley  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Place in OD 
S.2396  An Act clarifying municipal authority regarding cash sureties and foreclosures  Senate Committee on Bills in the Third Reading   Place in OD 
H.4473  An Act establishing a Concord senior means-tested property tax exemption  Joint Committee on Revenue   Place in OD 
S.2189  An Act authorizing the town of Southwick to continue the employment of police chief David A. Ricardi  Donald F. Humason, Jr.   Place in OD 
H.4530  An Act authorizing the town of Webster to grant a license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
H.4513  An Act relative to the unfunded pension liability for retired sheriff’s department employees in Barnstable county  Sarah K. Peake   Place in OD 
H.4555  An Act authorizing the Silver Lake Regional School District to convey a certain parcel of land to the town of Kingston  Thomas J. Calter   Place in OD 
H.4579  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jose Valencia, an employee of the Department of Mental Health  David M. Nangle   Place in OD 
H.1976  An Act to protect little lungs  Paul R. Heroux   Place in OD 
H.4539  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Robin Waine an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation  Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr.
Sal N. DiDomenico  
Place in OD 
H.4526  An Act relative to the treasurer of the town of Northfield  Paul W. Mark   Place in OD 
H.4531  An Act establishing an appointed Highway Superintendent in the town of Plympton  Thomas J. Calter   Place in OD 
H.4556  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Irene Carr, an employee of the Division of Professional Licensure  Jonathan Hecht   Place in OD 
H.4586  An Act authorizing the city of Beverly to grant additional licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
H.4598  An Act relative to a municipal employee in the town of Lee, the town of Lenox, or the town of Stockbridge acting in relation to an intermunicipal agreement  William Smitty Pignatelli
Benjamin B. Downing  
Place in OD 
H.4589  An Act validating the actions taken at a special town election held in the town of Westport  Charles D. Baker   Place in OD 
S.1080  An Act establishing the Hampden County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls  Anne M. Gobi   Place in OD 
H.4584  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Anthony Ryan Smith, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services  Daniel M. Donahue   Place in OD 
H.4597  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Timothy McCarthy, an employee of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance  Charles D. Baker   Place in OD 
H.4594  An Act authorizing the town of Tisbury to convert licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
H.4025  An Act exempting the position of police chief in the town of Orange from the civil service law  Susannah M. Whipps Lee   Place in OD 
S.2397  An Act relative to the selection of school committeepersons in the city known as the Town of Agawam  Donald F. Humason, Jr.   Place in OD 
H.4585  An Act authorizing the town of Huntington to grant one additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
S.2460  An Act creating a department of municipal finance in the town of Carver under the direction of a finance director  Marc R. Pacheco   Place in OD 
H.4580  An Act authorizing Timothy King to purchase creditable service from the Barnstable county retirement board  Sarah K. Peake   Place in OD 
H.4476  An Act relative to the retirement benefits of retired police officer John R. Busby, Jr. of the Falmouth police department  David T. Vieira   Place in OD 
H.4581  An Act authorizing Michael Locke to purchase creditable service from the Barnstable county retirement board  Sarah K. Peake   Place in OD 
H.4573  An Act relative to the assessment of local property taxes in the town of Westwood  Paul McMurtry
Michael F. Rush  
Place in OD 
S.2291  An Act authorizing the town of Wenham to grant an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises  Bruce E. Tarr   Place in OD 
H.4575  An Act authorizing the appointment of a superintendent of streets the town of Middlefield  Stephen Kulik
Benjamin B. Downing  
Place in OD 
H.4583  An Act relative to the position of appointed collector in the town of Northfield  Paul W. Mark   Place in OD 
H.4355  An Act relative to confirming title to the property at 46 Alden Street, Provincetown  Sarah K. Peake   Place in OD 
S.2319  An Act authorizing the town of Warren to continue the employment of Dennis Desrosiers  Anne M. Gobi   Place in OD 
S.2480  An Act designating a certain bridge in the city of Fall River as the Tom Tetrault Bridge  Michael J. Rodrigues   Place in OD 
S.2355  An Act relative to the membership of the conservation commission of the town of Sturbridge  Anne M. Gobi   Place in OD 
H.4588  An Act designating a certain bridge in the city of Boston as the Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo and Brian Arredondo memorial bridge  Jeffrey Sánchez   Place in OD 
H.4596  An Act relative to the Deerfield Economic Development Industrial Corporation  Stephen Kulik
Stanley C. Rosenberg  
Place in OD 
H.4587  An Act authorizing the town of Whately to continue the employment of firefighter Peter Hannum  Stephen Kulik
Stanley C. Rosenberg  
Place in OD 
H.4527  An Act relative to the special police officer in the city known as the town of Weymouth  James M. Murphy   Place in OD 
H.4642  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Rhodaja Shubrick, an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance  Benjamin Swan   Place in OD 
H.4641  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Robert Clark, an employee of the Department of Mental Health  Daniel M. Donahue
Michael O. Moore  
Place in OD 
H.4664  An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2016 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects  House Committee on Ways and Means   Place in OD 
H.4664  An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2016 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects  House Committee on Ways and Means   Place in OD 
H.4663  An Act relative to permitting the town of Hull to hold a special election on November 8, 2016  Charles D. Baker   Place in OD 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.4465  An Act authorizing the town of Boylston to continue the employment of police chief Anthony Sahagian  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.    9/12/2016   
H.4603  An Act exempting all ranks of sworn police officers in the town of Grafton Police Department from the provisions of civil service law  Joint Committee on Public Service    9/8/2016