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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
No hearings currently scheduled
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
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 
H.3862  An Act establishing a parks & fields capital enhancements special revenue fund in the city of Marlborough  Danielle W. Gregoire   Place in OD 
H.3776  An Act authorizing the town of Acton to transfer certain forest land to general municipal purposes  Jennifer E. Benson   Place in OD 
S.1961  An Act authorizing the town of Westport to lease a certain parcel of land  Michael J. Rodrigues   Place in OD 
H.3904  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Tracy Longvall-Rivera, an employee of the Department of Youth Services  Kimberly N. Ferguson   Place in OD 
H.3900  An Act Sick Leave Bank for Marycatherin Paniss  Denise Andrews
Stephen M. Brewer  
Place in OD 
H.12  An Act relative to operating agencies  NONE   Place in the OD with Recommended Amendment 
H.3721  An Act relative to bullying in schools  Joint Committee on Education   Place in OD 
H.3775  An Act authorizing the Department of Fish and Game to exchange a parcel of land in the town of Grafton in return for the conveyance of other property in the same town  George N. Peterson, Jr.   Place in OD 
S.1990  An Act authorizing the town of Webster to issue 5 additional alcoholic beverage licenses to be drunk on the premises located in a specific area, known as "Downtown Webster 2010 Slum and Blight Inventory"  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
S.1989  An Act authorizing the town of Webster to issue 1 additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises of 41 Worcester road  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
H.949  An Act relative to encouraging volunteerism for non-profit organizations providing transportation options for seniors   Ronald Mariano   Place in OD 
H.886  An Act relative to the anti-arson application for dwelling policies  Michael A. Costello   Place in OD 
H.854  An act relative to requiring insurance for taxicabs and commercial vehicles  Garrett J. Bradley   Place in OD 
H.1153  An Act relative to promoting local housing initiatives for economically diverse households  Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.   Place in OD 
H.2222  An Act relative to sons and daughters of corrections officers  Garrett J. Bradley   Place in OD 
H.3625  An Act relative to the powers of the Boston Housing Commission  Byron Rushing   Place in OD 
H.3791  An Act authorizing the town of Winchester to continue employment of police chief Kenneth C. Albertelli  Jason Lewis   Place in OD 
S.1998  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Angela Furey, an employee of the Trial Court  Thomas M. McGee   Place in OD 
S.1968  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Alexander Rodriguez, an employee of the Trial Court  Richard T. Moore   Place in OD 
H.3690  An Act providing for capital facility repairs and improvements for the Commonwealth  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Place in OD 
S.873  An Act relative to private construction contracts   Michael O. Moore   Place in OD 
H.3774  An Act designating a certain bridge in the city of Boston as the PFC Alvin Richard Gale memorial bridge  Angelo M. Scaccia   Place in OD 
H.3525  An Act clarifying the term of appointment of non-civil service police officers  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Place in OD 
H.3304  An Act relative to the retirement allowance of Derek Cook in the city of Springfield  Benjamin Swan   Place in OD 
H.3684  An Act relative to the issuance of secondhand dealers and pawnbrokers licenses in the city of Revere  Kathi-Anne Reinstein
Anthony W. Petruccelli  
Place in OD 
H.3934  An Act relative to unlawful sexual surveillance   House Committee on Ways and Means   Place in OD 
H.3783  An Act relative to flood insurance  Robert A. DeLeo   Place in OD 
S.1930  An Act exempting part-time call firefighters in the town of Athol from the civil service law   Stephen M. Brewer   Place in OD 
H.2822  An Act proclaiming May as Aviation Awareness Month  Donald Humason   Place in OD 
H.3926  An Act relative to recovery  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Place in OD 
H.3637  An Act exempting Martin B. Parayno from the maximum age requirement for firefighters in the city of Methuen  Diana DiZoglio   Place in OD 
H.3879  An Act relative to a certain parcel of land in the Charlestown neighborhood of the city of Boston  Eugene L. O'Flaherty   Place in OD 
H.3911  An Act authorizing the town of Scituate to establish the date of its annual town election  Deval L. Patrick   Place in OD 
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   Place in OD 
H.175  An Act Relative to Title Protection  Carlo Basile   Place in OD 
H.3947  An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2014 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects    Place in OD 
S.1889  An Act directing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to transfer certain parcels of land in the town of Medfield  James E. Timilty   Place in OD 
H.3800  An Act releasing certain land in Dracut from operation of an agricultural preservation restriction  Colleen M. Garry   Place in OD 
H.3905  An Act authorizing the granting of easements at Northern Essex Community College in the city of Haverhill  Michael A. Costello   Place in OD 
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   Place in OD 
H.3892  An Act relative to junior operator's licenses  Paul McMurtry   Place in OD 
H.3955  An Act relative to the charter of the town of Dedham  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Place in OD 
H.3964  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Carmen Mahone, an employee of the Trial Court  William C. Galvin   Place in OD 
H.3958  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Anne Federico, an employee of the Department of Public Health  Angelo M. Scaccia   Place in OD 
S.2006  An Act authorizing the division of capital asset management and maintenance to convey certain property at Northampton State Hospital  Senate Committee on Ways and Means   Place in OD 
H.1433  An Act relative to prevent shackling and promote safe pregnancies for female inmates  Kay Khan   Place in OD 
S.1962  An Act authorizing the city of Northampton to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises  Stanley C. Rosenberg   Place in OD 
H.2781  An Act relative to lottery compliance investigations  Garrett J. Bradley   Place in OD 
H.2813  An Act to establish Uncle Sam Day  Sean Garballey   Place in OD 
H.2856  An Act setting apart the third Saturday of the month of October as Massachusetts Minutemen and Militia Day  James R. Miceli   Place in OD 
H.2899  An Act designating the second week of May as Williams Syndrome Awareness Week  Martin J. Walsh   Place in OD 
H.2901  An Act designating Inflammatory Breast Cancer Awareness Day  Martin J. Walsh   Place in OD 
H.3228  An Act authorizing the appointment of Billy Ray Hawkins, Jr. as a firefighter in the city of Haverhill notwithstanding the maximum age requirement  Brian S. Dempsey   Place in OD 
H.3262  An Act relative to novelty sparklers  George N. Peterson, Jr.   Place in OD 
H.3487  An Act authorizing the appointment of Scott Bradish as a firefighter in the city of Haverhill notwithstanding the maximum age requirement  Brian S. Dempsey   Place in OD 
H.3807  An Act authorizing the appointment of Scott Marchand as a firefighter in the city of Haverhill notwithstanding the maximum age requirement  Brian S. Dempsey
Kathleen O'Connor Ives  
Place in OD 
H.3864  An Act relative to the appointment of special police officers in the city of Newton  Kay Khan   Place in OD 
H.3919  An Act relative to the charter of the city of Somerville  Denise Provost
Patricia D. Jehlen  
Place in OD 
H.3944  An Act relative to limited liability companies  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Place in OD 
H.3946  An Act relative to licensing in the Commonwealth  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Place in OD 
S.2052  An Act relative to veterans’ allowances, labor, outreach, and recognition    Place in OD 
H.3884  An Act establishing the domestic workers' bill of rights  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development   Place in OD 
S.2063  An Act to prevent shackling and promote safe pregnancies for female inmates  Senate Committee on Ways and Means   Place in OD 
S.2029  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Cynthia Salsman, an employee of the Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts   Sal N. DiDomenico   Place in OD 
S.621  An Act relative to compliance of condominium associations  Daniel A. Wolf   Place in OD 
S.1856  An Act providing for sewer commissioners in the town of Wareham  Marc R. Pacheco   Place in OD 
S.1964  An Act exempting certain positions in the police department of the town of Sandwich from the civil service law  Therese Murray   Place in OD 
S.1967  An Act designating a certain bridge in the town of Andover as the Andover Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Memorial Bridge  Barry R. Finegold   Place in OD 
S.2045  An act relative to the University of Massachusetts Police Department  Senate Committee on Ethics and Rules   Favorable 
S.1999  An Act authorizing the town of Oakham to continue the employment of Fire Chief Thomas Snay  Stephen M. Brewer   Place in OD 
H.1852  An Act to ensure adequate care of animals in cities and towns  Louis L. Kafka   Place in OD 
H.1869  An Act relative to vacant and abandoned property in the Commonwealth  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Place in OD 
H.1989  An Act relative to death certificates  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.   Place in OD 
H.2627  An Act relative to broadened eligibility for relief from disproportionate property tax burdens  Jay R. Kaufman   Place in OD 
H.3457  An Act regarding advisory questions on ballots in the city of Newton  Ruth B. Balser   Place in OD 
H.3902  An Act relative to certain conservation land in the town of Duxbury  Josh S. Cutler
Thomas J. Calter  
Place in OD 
H.3950  An Act relative to expanding resource efficiency in the Commonwealth  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Place in OD 
H.3925  An Act relative to distributed generation contracts  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Place in OD 
H.3863  An Act authorizing the lease of air rights over a portion of a municipal off-street parking area - rear of the property located at 280-290 Harvard Street  Frank I. Smizik   Place in OD 
H.3896  An Act Relative to the Harbormaster in the City of New Bedford  William M. Straus   Place in OD 
H.4002  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.11  An Act relative to Chapter 30B  NONE   Place in OD 
S.2044  An Act authorizing the Department of Fish and Game to release a certain conservation restriction on certain property in exchange for acquiring a certain parcel of land in the town of Winchendon  Senate Committee on Ways and Means   Place in OD 
H.3959  An Act relative to the Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School District  Theodore C. Speliotis
Joan B. Lovely  
Place in OD 
S.2071  An Act to create an annual Service and Volunteerism Day   Senate Committee on Ethics and Rules   Favorable 
H.760  An Act establishing the Nantucket mosquito control project  Timothy R. Madden
Daniel A. Wolf  
Place in OD 
S.1255  An Act relative to sons and daughters of corrections officers  Michael O. Moore   Place in OD 
S.1963  An Act designating June 14 as the birthday of the United States Army and June 9 as General Sylvanus Thayer Day  Richard T. Moore   Place in OD 
S.1991  An Act authorizing the temporary use of certain park lands in the city of Newton  Cynthia S. Creem   Place in OD 
H.1157  An Act creating smoke free elderly housing units in the Commonwealth  Theodore C. Speliotis   Place in OD 
H.1696  An Act relative to overtime for garagemen  John J. Binienda   Place in OD 
H.1766  An Act addressing workplace bullying, mobbing, and harassment, without regard to protected class status  Ellen Story
Katherine M. Clark  
Place in OD 
H.1861  An Act extending municipal bonding terms for local infrastructure development programs  Kevin J. Kuros   Place in OD 
H.2812  An Act designating Cyrus E. Dallin as the official sculptor of the Commonwealth  Sean Garballey   Place in OD 
H.2814  An Act to designate Narcolepsy Awareness Day  Anne M. Gobi   Place in OD 
H.2862  An Act designating the gingham as the official textile of Massachusetts   Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Place in OD 
H.2865  An Act officially making the month of March multiple system atrophy awareness month  George N. Peterson, Jr.   Place in OD 
H.2895  An Act relative to the annual observance of Green Up Day   Chris Walsh   Place in OD 
H.2905  An Act designating Rex Trailer as the official cowboy of the Commonwealth  Daniel B. Winslow   Place in OD 
H.3478  An Act providing for the term of office of the City Council in the city of Springfield  Benjamin Swan   Place in OD 
H.3573  An Act designating the song “Roadrunner” as the official rock song of the Commonwealth  Martin J. Walsh
Robert L. Hedlund  
Place in OD 
H.3696  An Act filling vacancies in ward seats of the city council by special election in the city of Springfield  Benjamin Swan   Place in OD 
H.3875  An Act amending the Chapter 656 of the Acts of 1989 in the City of Springfield  Benjamin Swan   Place in OD 
H.3935  An Act relative to a certain parcel of land in the town of Stow  Kate Hogan
James B. Eldridge  
Place in OD 
H.3766  An Act providing for burial benefits under the workers' compensation act  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development   Place in OD 
S.1897  An Act enhancing protection for victims of domestic violence  NONE   Place in OD 
H.4036  An Act relative to unemployment insurance rates    Place in OD 
S.2087  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Maria Elaskar-Stack, an employee of the Department of Children and Families  Senate Committee on Ways and Means   Favorable 
H.3957  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Christine Green, an employee of the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital  John J. Binienda   Place in OD 
S.1910  An Act authorizing the town of Ipswich to grant certain retroactive real estate tax abatements  Bruce E. Tarr   Place in OD 
H.3982  An Act providing the terms of certain bonds encouraging the improvement, expansion and development of military installations in the Commonwealth  Deval L. Patrick   Place in OD 
S.2067  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Michael J. Donoghue, an employee of the Norfolk Sheriff's Office  John F. Keenan   Place in OD 
H.3777  An Act permanently establishing a state autism commission  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Place in OD 
H.4046  An Act financing improvements to the Commonwealth’s transportation system.    Place in OD 
H.4021  An Act regarding regulation of directory assistance  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Place in OD 
H.4011  An Act relative to the dismissal of teachers  Joint Committee on Education   Place in OD 
H.3797  An Act authorizing the town of Dudley to grant property tax abatements to resident National Guardsmen and reservists who are serving on active duty in a foreign country  Peter J. Durant
Richard T. Moore  
Place in OD 
H.162  An Act relative to planning boards' approval of subdivision plans  James M. Cantwell   Place in OD 
H.1830  An Act authorizing municipal use of the prudent investor standards  Viriato Manuel deMacedo   Place in OD 
S.2005  An Act establishing a charter for the town of Wrentham  Richard J. Ross   Place in OD 
H.3745  An Act relative to farmers’ markets  Paul R. Heroux   Place in OD 
H.612  An Act regarding Decennial division of wards and precincts in the city of Boston  Aaron Michlewitz   Place in OD 
H.2026  An Act making technical changes regarding the use of lead-based materials in dwellings.  Timothy R. Madden   Place in OD 
H.1890  An Act protecting the health and safety of people in restaurants  Ruth B. Balser   Place in OD 
H.1136  An Act relative to the Massachusetts Housing Authority  Kay Khan   Place in OD 
H.3970  An Act relative to tax abatements for disabled veterans  Joint Committee on Revenue   Place in OD 
H.3869  An Act relative to the assessment of betterments for improvements to private ways in the town of Harwich  Deval L. Patrick   Place in OD 
H.2693  An Act relative to property tax exemptions for rental properties in the town of Truro restricted as affordable housing   Sarah K. Peake
Daniel A. Wolf  
Place in OD 
H.2519  An Act providing for an exemption for certain paraplegic veterans  James M. Cantwell   Place in OD 
H.3915  An Act relative to the term of mayor of the City of Salem  John D. Keenan   Place in OD 
H.631  An Act relative to specially qualified voters  Angelo M. Scaccia   Place in OD 
H.632  An Act relative to absentee voting  Angelo M. Scaccia   Place in OD 
H.633  An Act relative to voter registration for program participants  Angelo M. Scaccia   Place in OD 
H.1704  An Act relative to the workers’ compensation exclusion for business owners  James M. Cantwell   Place in OD 
H.1730  An Act related to personnel records  Jonathan Hecht   Place in OD 
H.2891  An Act relative to the flying of the flag of the Commonwealth at half staff on state buildings and installations  Walter F. Timilty   Place in OD 

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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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