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Joint Committee onElection Laws

Committee Contact Info

Senate Information
Room 416B
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1612
House Information
Room 443
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2460
It shall be the duty of the committee on Election Laws to consider all matters concerning elections, election laws and such other matters as may be referred.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
Mar 27 2013 2:00 PM Proposed constitutional amendments and related issues

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Completed A-1
2:00 PM Proposed constitutional amendments

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2:00 PM Absentee, early, and overseas voting

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2:00 PM Resolutions

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Apr 3 2013 2:00 PM An Act reforming election laws

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Completed A-1
May 15 2013 2:00 PM Bills relative to election administration

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Completed B-1
2:00 PM Bills relative to federal voting methods and candidacy requirements

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2:00 PM Various home rule petitions

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Jun 19 2013 2:00 PM Bills relative to voter participation and rights

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Completed A-2
2:00 PM Saugus home rule

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Sep 18 2013 2:00 PM Bills relative to campaign finance

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Completed A-2
2:00 PM Various bills

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Oct 16 2013 2:00 PM Bills relative to election administration

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Completed A-2
2:00 PM Bills relative to vacancies and instant runoff voting

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2:00 PM Bills relative to initiative petitions and ballots

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2:00 PM Bills relative to redistricting

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Dec 4 2013 2:00 PM Bills relative to election day registration

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Completed B-1
2:00 PM Bills relative to voter identification

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2:00 PM Late filed bills

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Apr 3 2014 2:00 PM An Act providing for recall elections in the town of Lancaster

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Completed A-2
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.3629  An Act validating the results of the annual town meeting of the town of Reading held on April 22, 2013  Deval L. Patrick   Favorable 
H.3647  An Act relative to election laws  Joint Committee on Election Laws   Redraft 
H.616  An Act amending the preparation of certain ballots in the city of Boston  Aaron Michlewitz   Favorable 
H.3422  An Act to ensure elected representation  Tom Sannicandro   Favorable 
S.326  An Act relative to eliminating sub-precincts in the town of Andover  Barry R. Finegold   Favorable 
S.309  Resolutions urging the Census Bureau to provide redistricting data that counts prisoners in a manner consistent with the principles of “One Person, One Vote.”  Sonia Chang-Diaz   Favorable 
H.3719  An Act to strengthen campaign finance reporting requirements  Joint Committee on Election Laws   Redraft 
S.317  An Act allowing citizens seventeen (17) years of age to vote in the City of Lowell municipal elections  Eileen M. Donoghue   Favorable 
H.3717  An Act validating the results of the annual election held in the town of Ipswich  Deval L. Patrick   Favorable 
H.3764  An Act relative to the date of the 2014 biennial state primaries  Joint Committee on Election Laws   Redraft 
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.651  An Act strengthening campaign finance  Martha M. Walz 
Cory Atkins  
1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/18/2013 2:00:00 PM  
S.321  An Act relative to the disclosure of political spending  James B. Eldridge    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/18/2013 2:00:00 PM  
S.2040  An Act providing for recall elections in the town of Lancaster  Jennifer L. Flanagan    3/17/2014  Scheduled For 4/3/2014 2:00:00 PM  

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