Joint Committee onEducation

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Senate Information
Room 312-D
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1673
House Information
Room 473G
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2070
It shall be the duty of the committee on Education to consider all matters concerning education (through grade 12) and such other matters as may be referred.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
No hearings currently scheduled
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.356  An Act relative to school transportation  Carolyn C. Dykema    3/10/2015   
H.391  An Act relative to school improvement plans  Patricia A. Haddad    3/10/2015   
H.442  An Act relative to school-served food products  James R. Miceli    3/10/2015   
H.476  An Act to provide eduction funding to municipalities with identified nationally-known special purpose educational schools  Tom Sannicandro    3/10/2015   
H.392  An Act relative to special education funding  Patricia A. Haddad    3/10/2015   
H.393  An Act to assure opportunity for all students with disabilities  Patricia A. Haddad    3/10/2015   
H.485  An Act relative to charter schools  Frank I. Smizik    3/10/2015   
H.486  An Act relative to circuit breaker reimbursement  Frank I. Smizik    3/10/2015   
H.487  An Act relative to special education transportation costs  Frank I. Smizik    3/10/2015   
H.364  An Act relative to school transportation  John V. Fernandes    3/10/2015   
H.363  An Act relative to students with severe disabilities  John V. Fernandes    3/10/2015   
H.316  An Act relative to the number of days missed by a student at a public school  Garrett J. Bradley    3/10/2015   
H.313  An Act raising the compulsory attendance age to 18  Garrett J. Bradley    3/10/2015   
H.314  An Act relative to chapter 70  Garrett J. Bradley    3/10/2015   
H.315  An Act relative to the dismissal of teachers  Garrett J. Bradley    3/10/2015   
H.318  An Act to improve augmentative and alternative communication opportunities for children with disabilities  Garrett J. Bradley    3/10/2015   
H.329  An Act relative to increasing special education circuit breaker and regional transportation reimbursement  Thomas J. Calter    3/10/2015   
H.330  An Act relative to special education budgets  Thomas J. Calter    3/10/2015   
H.367  An Act for mandatory physical education for all students grades K-12  Gloria L. Fox    3/10/2015   
H.366  An Act comprehensive sexual education and violence prevention programs  Gloria L. Fox    3/10/2015   
H.368  An Act to establish a school pilot anti-violence silent alarm program  Gloria L. Fox    3/10/2015   
H.426  An Act relative to education funding for charter schools  Stephen Kulik    3/10/2015   
H.479  An Act to authorize codes of conduct for players, coaches, officials and parents in athletic settings  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/10/2015   
H.481  An Act relative to teacher certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation  John W. Scibak    3/10/2015   
H.323  An Act to implement full-day kindergarten  Antonio F. D. Cabral    3/10/2015   
H.466  An Act requiring parental consent on sex education in public schools  Elizabeth A. Poirier    3/10/2015   
H.307  An Act directing the Department of Education to include a course in civics as a high school graduation requirement  F. Jay Barrows    3/10/2015   
H.480  An Act establishing a school choice circuit breaker  John W. Scibak    3/10/2015   
H.385  An Act To Regulate School Enrollment  Colleen M. Garry    3/10/2015   
H.382  An Act regarding surveys in public schools  Colleen M. Garry    3/10/2015   
H.398  An Act relative to civics course curriculum  Paul R. Heroux    3/10/2015   
H.380  An Act to require certification of all public school teachers  Denise C. Garlick    3/10/2015   
H.419  An Act relative to special education funding  James M. Kelcourse    3/10/2015   
H.493  An Act relative to charter schools  Thomas M. Stanley    3/10/2015   
H.441  An Act to waive the DESE teacher licensing fee  Paul McMurtry    3/10/2015   
H.482  An Act to increase accountability in school choice reimbursement  John W. Scibak    3/10/2015   
H.467  An Act to improve student retention in charter schools  Denise Provost    3/10/2015   
H.371  An Act relative to educator excellence  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015   
H.372  An Act relative to teaching excellence  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015   
H.373  An Act relative to teaching the history of working people  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015   
H.399  An Act to establish a pilot study grant award for strengths-based prevention of bullying events in schools with moderate to high rates of bullying events  Paul R. Heroux    3/10/2015   
H.491  An Act relative to geography education  Todd M. Smola    3/10/2015   
H.343  An Act increasing voting opportunities and online voter registration awareness in public schools  Diana DiZoglio    3/10/2015   
H.460  An Act relative to special education finance  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/10/2015   
H.339  An Act relative to providing health education in schools  Marjorie C. Decker    3/10/2015   
H.3223  An Act relative to universal full-day kindergarten  Marjorie C. Decker    3/27/2015   
H.350  An Act establishing a moratorium for Commonwealth charter schools  James J. Dwyer    3/10/2015   
H.477  An Act interrupting the school to prison pipeline  Tom Sannicandro    3/10/2015   
H.352  An Act imposing a moratorium on new mandated education programs and expenses  James J. Dwyer    3/10/2015   
H.353  An Act relative to school transportation  James J. Dwyer    3/10/2015   
H.354  An Act relative to the maximum age of enrollment  James J. Dwyer    3/10/2015   
H.351  An Act establishing an educational mandate working group  James J. Dwyer    3/10/2015   
H.383  An Act relative to transportation of regional vocational schools  Colleen M. Garry    3/10/2015   
H.384  An Act to promote fairness between traditional public schools and regional vocational schools  Colleen M. Garry    3/10/2015   
H.471  An Act concerning media literacy in schools  David M. Rogers    3/10/2015   
H.483  An Act relative to the harmful distribution of sexually explicit visual material  Alan Silvia    3/10/2015   
H.488  An Act relative to charter school boards  Frank I. Smizik    3/10/2015   
H.496  An Act for the further promotion of racial balance  Benjamin Swan    3/10/2015   
H.497  An Act to eliminate the use of the MCAS for high school graduation  Benjamin Swan    3/10/2015   
H.305  An Act relative to changing the minimum age requirement for Kindergarten  Brian M. Ashe    3/10/2015   
H.465  An Act relative to the incorporation of civics in the high school curriculum  Elizabeth A. Poirier    3/10/2015   
H.336  An Act to improve educational outcomes for children in the Commonwealth from birth through school age  Tackey Chan    3/10/2015   
H.381  An Act establishing an interscholastic athletic competition working group  Denise C. Garlick    3/10/2015   
H.328  An Act clarifying the rights of employees in education collaboratives  Thomas J. Calter    3/10/2015   
H.403  An Act relative to total amounts distributed to cities and town for the purpose of education  Bradford R. Hill    3/10/2015   
H.365  An Act relative to testing requirements for veterans who wish to become educators  Michael J. Finn    3/10/2015   
H.453  An Act relating to high school graduation requirements for students with learning disabilities  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/10/2015   
H.501  An Act relative to the Massachusetts YouthBuild program  Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.401  An Act relative to special education funding reform  Bradford R. Hill    3/10/2015   
H.454  An Act relative to school attendance  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/10/2015   
H.458  An Act to assist parental choice concerning special education placements  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/10/2015   
H.499  An Act mandating the accreditation of secondary graphic communications education in vocational and technical schools  Benjamin Swan    3/10/2015   
H.452  An Act relative to dropout prevention and recovery  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/10/2015   
H.337  An Act requiring food allergen certification in vocational schools  Tackey Chan    3/10/2015   
H.439  An Act regarding parental notification and consent  Joseph D. McKenna    3/10/2015   
H.470  An Act establishing a special commission relative to reimbursements of school busing costs  Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.416  An Act relative to the consideration of ergonomically designed school buildings  Louis L. Kafka    3/10/2015   
H.394  An Act relative to educator licensure  Patricia A. Haddad    3/10/2015   
H.395  An Act relative to providing feedback on educator certification tests  Patricia A. Haddad    3/10/2015   
H.484  An Act requiring hand sanitizer dispensers in schools  Alan Silvia    3/10/2015   
H.505  An Act relative to special education reimbursements  Chris Walsh    3/10/2015   
H.506  An Act providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to mandated reports and data submissions required of local school districts  Chris Walsh    3/10/2015   
H.374  An Act regarding certification of librarians  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015   
H.431  An Act relative to target share funding  James J. Lyons, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.443  An Act to support schools and communities to increase opportunities for physical activity  Aaron Michlewitz    3/10/2015   
H.417  An Act improving students’ access to life saving treatments  Louis L. Kafka    3/10/2015   
H.3226  An Act establishing an education review and governance commission  Stephen Kulik    3/27/2015   
H.362  An Act mandating CPR training in public schools  John V. Fernandes    3/10/2015   
H.444  An Act to further narrow the Achievement Gap  Frank A. Moran    3/10/2015   
H.492  An Act relative to education standards  Todd M. Smola    3/10/2015   
H.400  An Act relative to special education  Bradford R. Hill    3/10/2015   
H.507  An Act relative to financial literacy in schools  Chris Walsh    3/10/2015   
H.369  An Act protecting the religious freedom of students  Paul K. Frost    3/10/2015   
H.428  An Act to increase public school funding in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  David Paul Linsky    3/10/2015   
H.508  An Act relative to greater transparency and accountability for out of district placement costs  Chris Walsh    3/10/2015   
H.504  An Act requiring school districts to adopt a certain health program  David T. Vieira    3/10/2015   
H.418  An Act Relative to Massachusetts High School Diplomas  Mary S. Keefe    3/10/2015   
H.319  An Act promoting collaboration at level 4/5 schools  Michael D. Brady    3/10/2015   
H.388  An Act relative to charter revocation  Danielle W. Gregoire    3/10/2015   
H.389  An Act relative to charter reconsideration  Danielle W. Gregoire    3/10/2015   
H.390  An Act establishing a financial literacy curriculum  Danielle W. Gregoire    3/10/2015   
H.438  An Act relative to the disclosure of information of public school athletic resources and interscholastic athletic authorized representatives  Christopher M. Markey    3/10/2015   
H.468  An Act requiring reports on the state’s implementation of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act  Denise Provost    3/10/2015   
H.332  An Act creating a school resource officer grant program and fund  James M. Cantwell    3/10/2015   
H.306  An Act relative to inquiry-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics education  Bruce J. Ayers    3/10/2015   
H.478  An Act expanding inclusive transition programs for students with severe disabilities  Tom Sannicandro    3/10/2015   
H.358  An Act relative to regional bonus aid  Kimberly N. Ferguson    3/10/2015   
H.359  An Act relative to the powers and duties of a regional school district  Kimberly N. Ferguson    3/10/2015   
H.509  An Act relative to regional school transportation  Timothy R. Whelan    3/10/2015   
H.510  An Act relative to the regional school transportation reimbursement fund  Timothy R. Whelan    3/10/2015   
H.333  An Act relative to recovery high schools  James M. Cantwell    3/10/2015   
H.511  An Act relative to the powers and duties of a regional school district  Timothy R. Whelan    3/10/2015   
H.334  An Act relative to accommodations for special needs students taking the MCAS examination  James M. Cantwell    3/10/2015   
H.320  An Act prohibiting for-profit entities from managing charter schools  Michael D. Brady    3/10/2015   
H.322  An Act to establish a new high school diploma  Antonio F. D. Cabral    3/10/2015   
H.375  An Act relative to the composition of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015   
H.494  An Act Relative to National Background Check Fees  Thomas M. Stanley    3/10/2015   
H.402  An Act relative to school foundation budgets  Bradford R. Hill    3/10/2015   
H.432  An Act creating assignment levels in the Department of Early Education and Care  Elizabeth A. Malia    3/10/2015   
H.424  An Act supporting municipal fiscal stability through a special education stabilization fund  Peter V. Kocot    3/10/2015   
H.435  An Act to address regional school transportation parity  Brian R. Mannal    3/10/2015   
H.310  An Act to provide equal access to the Bureau of Special Education Appeals  Jennifer E. Benson    3/10/2015   
H.304  An Act relative to limited liability corporations dealing with children  James Arciero    3/10/2015   
H.475  An Act relative to school transportation parity  Daniel J. Ryan    3/10/2015   
H.340  An Act relative to a moratorium on high stakes testing and PARCC  Marjorie C. Decker    3/10/2015   
H.360  An Act Relative to Student Online Information Protection Policies  Kimberly N. Ferguson    3/10/2015   
H.404  An Act concerning athletic activities of students with disabilities  Kevin G. Honan    3/10/2015   
H.3225  An Act establishing funds to provide for increases in English language learners in school districts  John V. Fernandes    3/27/2015   
H.361  An Act relative to special education enrollment  Kimberly N. Ferguson    3/10/2015   
H.396  An Act to accelerate student success through expanded learning time  Patricia A. Haddad    3/10/2015   
H.422  An Act to establish the state seal of biliteracy  Kay Khan    3/10/2015   
H.327  An Act to close the achievement gap for English Language learners  Antonio F. D. Cabral    3/10/2015   
H.308  An Act Relative to Special Education Services for Low Incidence Populations  Jennifer E. Benson    3/10/2015   
H.309  An Act to Promote Cost-Effective, High Quality In-District Programs for Students with Disability  Jennifer E. Benson    3/10/2015   
H.370  An Act relative to the Common Core Opt Out for School Districts  Paul K. Frost 
Keiko M. Orrall  
3/10/2015   
H.457  An Act relative to education collaboratives  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/10/2015   
H.344  An Act relative to substance abuse education in public schools  Diana DiZoglio 
Kathleen O'Connor Ives  
3/10/2015   
H.445  An Act relative to special education funding  David K. Muradian, Jr. 
Bradford R. Hill  
3/10/2015   
H.472  An Act expanding the special education reimbursement program  John H. Rogers    3/10/2015   
H.434  An Act relative to modifying the Chapter 70 funding formula  Brian R. Mannal    3/10/2015   
H.455  An Act establishing a commission to study vocational-technical schools  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/10/2015   
H.429  An Act relative to ensuring the wellbeing of all children in the Commonwealth  Jay D. Livingstone    3/10/2015   
H.412  An Act relative to holding Chapter 70 funding harmless  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.409  An Act relative to charter school renewal  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.3221  An Act relative to healthy eating in school cafeterias  Jennifer E. Benson    3/27/2015   
H.447  An Act relative to school threats  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.405  An Act relative to the school turnaround process  Kevin G. Honan    3/10/2015   
H.473  An Act concerning genocide education  Jeffrey N. Roy 
Karen E. Spilka  
3/10/2015   
H.474  An Act relative to student data privacy  Jeffrey N. Roy    3/10/2015   
H.450  An Act Relative to Informational Technology Upgrade Reimbursements for PARCC Compliance  Keiko M. Orrall    3/10/2015   
H.425  An Act establishing an educational mandate task force  Robert M. Koczera    3/10/2015   
H.411  An Act relative to non-public school student access to the MCAS exam  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.410  An Act relative to parental notification  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.415  An Act relative to emergency stock epinephrine in schools  Bradley H. Jones, Jr. 
Viriato M. deMacedo  
3/10/2015   
H.427  An Act relative to Massachusetts Public Libraries and home educated children  Kevin J. Kuros    3/10/2015   
H.456  An Act establishing an educational mandate task force  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/10/2015   
H.414  An Act relative to Board of Elementary and Secondary Education accountability  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.413  An Act relative to a PARCC workgroup  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.498  An Act relative to language opportunity for our kids  Jeffrey Sánchez    3/10/2015   
H.386  An Act relative to social media password privacy  Kenneth I. Gordon 
James M. Cantwell  
3/10/2015   
H.376  An Act concerning unfunded education mandates  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015   
H.338  An Act relative to positive outcomes and relations for students  Claire D. Cronin 
Thomas P. Kennedy  
3/10/2015   
H.448  An Act relative to healthy youth  James J. O'Day 
Paul Brodeur  
3/10/2015   
H.408  An Act relative to parental notification for out-of-school-district counseling referrals  Randy Hunt    3/10/2015   
H.449  An Act to promote collaboration in Horace Mann and innovation schools  James J. O'Day    3/10/2015   
H.406  An Act relative to safe schools  Kevin G. Honan    3/10/2015   
H.324  An Act to require school attendance up to age eighteen or until graduation  Antonio F. D. Cabral    3/10/2015   
H.321  An Act relative to charter school admissions  Paul Brodeur    3/10/2015   
H.3222  An Act relative to regional school bus transportation  Josh S. Cutler    3/27/2015   
H.437  An Act relative to student learning time at Mohawk Trail Regional School District  Paul W. Mark    3/10/2015   
H.512  An Act establishing a personal finance, civic responsibility and general legal curriculum  Jonathan D. Zlotnik    3/10/2015   
H.436  An Act Updating Section 52 of Chapter 71  Paul W. Mark    3/10/2015   
H.311  An Act relative to parental opt-out of PARCC  Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.312  An Act relative to out-of-district vocational school transportation  Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.348  An Act relative to establishing a limit for the municipal revenue growth factor  Peter J. Durant    3/10/2015   
H.463  An Act relative to providing screening for dyslexia  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/10/2015   
H.3227  An Act regarding school choice  Todd M. Smola    3/27/2015   
H.349  An Act establishing a personal financial literacy curriculum in schools  Peter J. Durant    3/10/2015   
H.331  An Act relative to educator evaluations  Kate D. Campanale 
Michael O. Moore  
3/10/2015   
H.3228  An Act relative to education funding for gateway communities  Thomas M. Stanley    3/27/2015   
H.345  An Act relative to financial literacy programs in schools  Diana DiZoglio    3/10/2015   
H.423  An Act enhancing the educational outcomes of expectant and parenting students  Kay Khan    3/10/2015   
H.357  An Act relative to dress codes in public schools  Robert F. Fennell    3/10/2015   
H.459  An Act relative to teacher preparation and certification  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/10/2015   
H.342  An Act establishing the maximum age for school attendance in the city of Lawrence  Marcos A. Devers    3/10/2015   
H.3224  An Act relative to civic test requirements for graduation  Shawn Dooley    3/27/2015   
H.341  An Act to establish pilot programs and subsequent study for universal pre-kindergarten  Marjorie C. Decker    3/10/2015   
H.502  An Act relative to student conduct  Steven Ultrino    3/10/2015   
H.461  An Act relative to the school choice program  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/10/2015   
H.325  An Act to promote education to prevent sexual harassment and violence against women  Antonio F. D. Cabral    3/10/2015   
H.464  An Act relative to improving student achievement  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/10/2015   
H.430  An Act authorizing the establishment of a commission to evaluate student health  Jay D. Livingstone    3/10/2015   
H.335  An Act promoting school safety and student success through effective school-based law enforcement  James M. Cantwell 
John F. Keenan  
3/10/2015   
H.355  An Act relative to student conduct  James J. Dwyer    3/10/2015   
H.326  An Act to expand universal pre-kindergarten  Antonio F. D. Cabral    3/10/2015   
H.500  An Act relative to a commission on advertisements  Walter F. Timilty    3/10/2015   
H.462  An Act Ensuring High Quality Pre-Kindergarten Education  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/10/2015   
H.489  An Act establishing Universal Early Education and Full-day Kindergarten  Frank I. Smizik    3/10/2015   
H.503  An Act To Improve Safety for Massachusetts Residents Who Suffer Allergies  Aaron Vega    3/10/2015   
H.433  An Act requiring school districts, with the assistance of the department of elementary and secondary education, to disclose information about required assessments  Elizabeth A. Malia    3/10/2015   
H.397  An Act requiring public school districts to add civics to their curriculum  Sheila C. Harrington    3/10/2015   
H.440  An Act mandating cardiopulmonary resuscitation training in high schools  Joseph D. McKenna    3/10/2015   
H.420  An Act relative to special education transportation funding reform  James M. Kelcourse    3/10/2015   
H.490  An Act to ensure charter school transparency and public accountability  Frank I. Smizik    3/10/2015   
H.451  An Act relative to pausing PARCC  Keiko M. Orrall    3/10/2015   
H.469  An Act relative to maintaining school funding  Denise Provost    3/10/2015   
H.347  An Act to examine the issue of funding excessive class size  Michelle M. DuBois    3/10/2015   
H.377  An Act relating to national fingerprint checks for school employees  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015   
H.378  An Act relative to standards for highly qualified teachers in institutional settings  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015   
H.421  An Act relative to out of district placements  James M. Kelcourse    3/10/2015   
H.495  An Act relative to student data  William M. Straus    3/10/2015   
H.407  An Act relative to high school civics requirement  Daniel J. Hunt    3/10/2015   
H.346  An Act relative to civic education in public schools  Diana DiZoglio 
Sean Garballey  
3/10/2015   
H.379  An Act relative to comprehensive sexual abuse prevention education  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015   
H.19  An Act relative to protecting the federal tax qualification status of Massachusetts public retirement plans      3/10/2015