Joint Committee onFinancial Services

Committee Contact Info

Senate Information
Room 218
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1120
House Information
Room 254
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2220
It shall be the duty of the committee on Financial Services to consider all matters concerning banks, banking institutions, credit unions, insurance companies, insurance, including motor vehicle insurance, small loans, and such other matters as may be referred.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
Jun 11 2015 1:00 PM Joint Committee on Financial Services (no topics published)   Completed Room 222
Jun 30 2015 11:00 AM Hearing on Foreclosure and other Real Estate Matters

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Completed A-2
Jul 14 2015 11:00 AM Bills Concerning Automobile Insurance

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Completed A-2
Jul 21 2015 10:30 AM Hearing Regarding Women's Health

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Completed A-2
Sep 15 2015 11:00 AM Hearing Regarding Transportation Network Companies

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Sep 29 2015 11:00 AM Hearing Regarding Homeowners and Property Casualty Insurance

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Oct 6 2015 11:00 AM Credit Unions

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Completed A-2
Oct 15 2015 1:00 PM Hearing Regarding Life, Accident and Disability Insurance

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Completed A-2
Oct 20 2015 11:00 AM Health Insurance Mandates

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Oct 27 2015 10:30 AM Financial Consumer Protections and others banking related bills

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Completed B-2
Nov 5 2015 1:00 PM Health Insurance Mandates

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Completed A-2
Nov 10 2015 10:30 AM Hearing Regarding Insurance Regulations

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Completed B-2
Nov 17 2015 1:00 AM Health Insurance Matters

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Completed B-1
1:00 AM Health Insurance Matters

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Nov 23 2015 11:00 AM Banking Related Bills

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Completed A-2
Dec 1 2015 11:00 AM Hearing Regarding Motor Vehicle Insurance

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Completed TBD
Dec 8 2015 11:00 AM Health Insurance Consumer Protection and Contracting

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Completed A-2
Jan 12 2016 1:00 PM Health Insurance Reform and other matter

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Completed B-2
Jan 19 2016 1:00 PM Hearing Regarding Motor Vehicle Insurance and Other Matters

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Completed B-2
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.4049  An Act relative to the ride for hire industry  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Redraft 
H.822  An Act relative to Medicaid  Edward F. Coppinger   Favorable 
H.927  An Act relative to HIV-associated lipodystrophy treatment  Sarah K. Peake
Mark C. Montigny  
Favorable 
H.912  An Act relative to certain loans by the Federal Home Loan Bank  Aaron Michlewitz   Favorable 
S.41  An Act clarifying municipal authority regarding cash sureties  Harriette L. Chandler   Favorable 
H.4203  An Act relative to single risk limitations  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Redraft 
H.4193  An Act further regulating the reserve fund for credit unions  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Redraft 
H.4204  Resolve establishing a Commission to Study the Feasibility of a Secure Choice Retirement Savings Option  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Redraft 
H.4197  An Act reforming labor rates paid by insurance companies to auto repairers in the Commonwealth  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Redraft 
H.4202  An Act concerning the safety of autistic and alzheimer individuals  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Redraft 
H.4195  An Act relative to prescription eye drops  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Redraft 
H.4194  An Act relative to family financial protection  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Redraft 
H.4198  An Act relative to Lyme disease treatment coverage  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Redraft 
H.4205  An Act relative to the care and treatment of patients with mitochondrial disease  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Redraft 
H.4196  An Act relative to the regulation of the business of domestic and foreign money transmission by the Division of Banks  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Redraft 
H.4206  An Act relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Redraft 
H.821  An Act relative to continuing education of insurance producers  Edward F. Coppinger   Favorable 
H.961  An Act relative to travel insurance  Joseph F. Wagner   Favorable 
H.797  An Act to correct uninsured motorist coverage anomaly for listed operators  Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 
H.934  An Act establishing a commission to study the feasibility of establishing a bank owned by the Commonwealth or by a public authority constituted by the Commonwealth  Byron Rushing   Favorable 
H.816  An Act relative to providing consumer protection in the licensing of appraisers  Tackey Chan   Favorable 
H.928  An Act to add a compulsory death benefit to automobile liability insurance  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Favorable 
H.932  An Act relative to title insurance closing protection letters  Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.   Favorable 
H.834  An Act to amend credit card merchant agreements  Paul J. Donato   Favorable 
H.823  An Act making changes to certain references in the banking laws of the Commonwealth  Edward F. Coppinger   Favorable 
H.791  An Act relative to patient medication adherence  Jennifer E. Benson   Favorable 
H.802  An Act relative to self-storage insurance  Paul Brodeur   Favorable 
H.903  An Act relative to group market plans for automobile and homeowners insurance  John J. Mahoney
Michael O. Moore  
Favorable 
H.949  An Act making corrective amendments to Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2012 47CC  John W. Scibak   Favorable 
H.950  An Act amending Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2012  John W. Scibak   Favorable 
H.947  An Act to Regulate Appraisal Management Companies  John W. Scibak   Favorable 
H.923  An Act relative to pediatric plans of care  David M. Nangle   Favorable 
H.827  An Act relative to transparent health care data  Mark J. Cusack   Favorable 
H.684  An Act regarding liability insurance requirements for owners of underground storage tanks  Danielle W. Gregoire   Favorable 
S.2231  An Act relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Redraft 
S.2230  An Act relative to family financial protection  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Redraft 
S.2232  An Act relative to motor vehicle service contracts  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Redraft 
S.2276  An Act relative to risk management and own risk and solvency assessment  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Redraft 
S.2262  An Act reforming labor rates paid by insurance companies to auto repairers in the Commonwealth  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Redraft 
S.493  An Act relative to motor vehicle service contracts  Eileen M. Donoghue   Favorable 
S.494  An Act relative to the licensure of insurance adjusters in the Commonwealth  Benjamin B. Downing   Favorable 
S.495  An Act to promote personal savings  Benjamin B. Downing   Favorable 
S.530  An Act relative to group market plans for automobile and homeowners insurance  Michael O. Moore   Favorable 
S.533  An Act relative to self-storage insurance  Michael O. Moore   Favorable 
S.539  An Act relative to principle-based reserving for life insurance  Anthony W. Petruccelli   Favorable 
S.563  An Act to increase health insurer reporting transparency  Daniel A. Wolf   Favorable 
H.946  An Act providing coverage for hearing aids  John W. Scibak    
H.4111  Financial Services Study Order  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Study 
H.839  An Act relative to tobacco premium ratings  Lori A. Ehrlich   Favorable 
H.4256  A report of the Division of Banks (under Section 6A of Chapter 171 of the General Laws) submitting proposed amendments to 209 CMR 50.00: Parity with Federal Credit Unions (Parity Regulations) implementing regulations under said law  Division of Banks   Place on File 
H.4257  A report of the Division of Banks (under Section 14 of Chapter 167 of the General Laws) submitting proposed amendments to 209 CMR 46.00: Community Reinvestment  Division of Banks   Place on File 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.958  An Act relative to providing for the security of public deposits  Thomas M. Stanley    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 11/23/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.879  An Act relative to mastectomies  Louis L. Kafka    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.856  An Act to provide early and periodic screening, diagnosis and treatment to privately insured children under the age of 21  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 11/5/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.926  An Act relative to Massachusetts homeowners’ insurance rate filings  Sarah K. Peake    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.948  An Act relative to women’s health and economic equity  John W. Scibak 
Tom Sannicandro  
4/4/2016  Scheduled For 7/21/2015 10:30:00 AM  
H.920  An Act relative to consumer choice of vision and eyecare services  David M. Nangle    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.891  An Act relative to access to health insurance for human service providers and their employees  Kay Khan    4/4/2016  Scheduled For 1/12/2016 1:00:00 PM  
S.551  An Act relative to public funds  Michael J. Rodrigues    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/27/2015 10:30:00 AM  
H.925  An Act to limit retroactive denials of health insurance claims for mental health and substance abuse services  James J. O'Day    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1214  An Act to improve title insurance  Antonio F. D. Cabral    3/7/2016   
S.483  An Act relative to women’s health and economic equity  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/21/2015 10:30:00 AM  
H.866  An Act Relative to Public Funds  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/6/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.800  An Act promoting continuity of care for multiple sclerosis treatment  Garrett J. Bradley    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.792  An Act relative to ensuring transparency of health plan formularies  Jennifer E. Benson    4/4/2016  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 1:00:00 AM  
H.843  An Act relative to cognitive rehabilitation  Kimberly N. Ferguson    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 11/5/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.485  An Act relative to cognitive rehabilitation  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/5/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3488  An Act providing for certain health insurance coverage  Sean Garballey    6/29/2015  Scheduled For 11/5/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.4148  An Act to allow municipalities to invest in credit unions  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government    4/11/2016   
H.4104  An Act A communication from the Division of Banks (under the provisions of section 2A of Chapter 167 of the General Laws) submitting a summary of proposed amendments to 209 CMR 40.00 et seq., Unfair and Deceptive Practices in Consumer Transactions.   NONE    3/21/2016