Joint Committee onElection Laws

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Senate Information
Room 413-D
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1432
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
Apr 28 2015 2:00 PM Constitutional Amendments

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Completed A-1
Oct 5 2015 2:00 PM Administration and Local Matters

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Completed A-1
Oct 19 2015 2:00 PM Absentee Voting and Miscellaneous

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Nov 17 2015 2:00 PM Campaigh Finance

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Jan 19 2016 1:00 PM Voter participation and other issues

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.547  An Act to provide to certain employees of the Commonwealth the right to participate collectively in the political process  Tackey Chan    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.597  An Act to ensure voter access  Tom Sannicandro    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.598  An Act to close certain campaign finance loopholes  Tom Sannicandro    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.553  An Act to establish election day registration  Gloria L. Fox 
Jennifer E. Benson  
3/10/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.595  An Act relative to valid identification at voting polls  Elizabeth A. Poirier    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.539  An Act relative to public street listings  F. Jay Barrows    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.591  An Act relative to requiring photo ID when casting provisional ballots  Shaunna L. O'Connell    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.562  An Act relative to voter lists  Paul R. Heroux    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.561  An Act to establish a citizens' initiative review commission  Jonathan Hecht    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.585  An Act increasing voter participation in primary elections  James M. Murphy    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.549  An Act to increase voter education and registration in public schools  Diana DiZoglio    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.564  An Act relative to voter identification  Bradford R. Hill    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.596  An Act enabling cities and towns to extend voting rights in municipal elections to certain noncitizens of the Commonwealth  Byron Rushing    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.551  An Act relative to the regulating of primary elections  James J. Dwyer    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.550  An Act relative to state primary elections  James J. Dwyer    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.557  An Act ensuring election integrity through voter identification  Colleen M. Garry    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.558  An Act regulating conduct at polling places  Colleen M. Garry    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.613  An Act relative to election laws  William M. Straus    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.589  An Act relative to election officers in cities and towns  David M. Nangle    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.536  An Act relative to absentee ballots  Brian M. Ashe    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.590  An Act relative to registered voters  David M. Nangle    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.584  An Act changing the term unenrolled to undeclared  James M. Murphy    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.3408  An Act requiring 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 organizations engaged in voter education activities to disclose donor information  Brian R. Mannal    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.537  An Act relative to the accountability of corporate political spending  Cory Atkins    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.581  An Act apportioning electoral votes by Congressional District  Joseph D. McKenna    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.554  An Act to establish permanent voter registration for registered voters who move within the Commonwealth  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.579  An Act to increase voter registration  James J. Lyons, Jr.    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.603  An Act relative to voter registration for program participants  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.600  An Act relative to UOCAVA voting  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.601  An Act relative to the date of the biennial state primary  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
S.389  An Act requiring photo identification to receive a ballot  Richard J. Ross    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
S.390  An Act relative to campaign finance during special elections  Richard J. Ross    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.3321  An Act regarding Decennial division of wards and precincts in the city of Boston  Aaron Michlewitz    3/27/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.586  An Act providing disclosure of political phone calls  James M. Murphy    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.580  An Act to reduce signature requirements for nominating papers  John J. Mahoney    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.555  An Act relative to the reimbursement of local costs of special elections  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.574  An Act to ensure secure voting equipment  Jay R. Kaufman    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.575  An Act relative to voting by the instant runoff voting method  Jay R. Kaufman    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.576  An Act relative to voting by the instant runoff voting method in primaries  Jay R. Kaufman    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.612  An Act relative to certain county elections for certain vacancies  William M. Straus    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.616  An Act relative to political expenditures by corporations  Chris Walsh    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
S.383  An Act relating to contribution fairness  Ryan C. Fattman    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.546  An Act relative to CORI checking candidates for office  Tackey Chan    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.614  An Act providing for the term of office of the City Council in the city of Springfield  Benjamin Swan    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.615  An Act filling vacancies in ward seats of the city council and school committee by special election in the city of Springfield  Benjamin Swan    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.611  An Act relative to voting rights in the town of Amherst  Ellen Story    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.3409  An Act relative to the qualification of voters  David M. Rogers    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.552  An Act relative to accessibility and preservation of write in voting records  Ann-Margaret Ferrante    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.538  An Act assuring that polling places are accessible to elderly and physically challenged voters  Bruce J. Ayers    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.602  An Act relative to specially qualified voters  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.577  An Act relative to limiting contributions to ballot question committees  Peter V. Kocot    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.604  An Act relative to election emergencies  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.605  An Act relative to absentee voting  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.542  An Act relative to contribution limits for candidate running for office in a special election  Garrett J. Bradley    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.543  An Act relative to enhanced disclosure of top-five contributors information  Garrett J. Bradley    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.541  An Act enhancing disclosure requirements for expenditures made to support or oppose candidates by certain committees  Garrett J. Bradley    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.606  An Act relative to political designations  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.545  An Act relative to polling places used for the general election  James M. Cantwell    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
S.378  An Act establishing voter identification procedures  Viriato M. deMacedo    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
S.392  An Act relative to campaign contribution cycles  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.556  An Act relative to age requirements in local elections  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
S.373  An Act to modernize voter registration and jury pool lists  Sonia Chang-Diaz    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
S.391  An Act relative to unfunded election audits  Richard J. Ross    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.572  An Act relative to the Elimination of Public Campaign Financing  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.571  An Act Relative to State Employee Municipal Campaign Finance Laws  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.593  An Act relative to unaffiliated voters  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.594  An Act relative to absentee ballots  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.544  An Act to expand access to voter registration  Antonio F. D. Cabral    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.607  An Act regarding ballot voting options  Theodore C. Speliotis    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.599  An Act to ensure elected representation  Tom Sannicandro    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.583  An Act relative to state primary elections  Michael J. Moran    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.592  An Act relative to voting overseas  Jerald A. Parisella    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.548  An Act improving disclosure of electioneering communications reports  Josh S. Cutler    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.578  An Act relative to the selection of Lieutenant Governor  Robert M. Koczera    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.566  An Act changing the campaign finance reporting cycle  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.608  An Act relative to voting by the instant runoff voting method  Ellen Story    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.610  An Act relative to voting by the instant runoff voting method in primary elections  Ellen Story    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.609  An Act to establish ranked voting for military and overseas absentee Presidential primary ballots  Ellen Story    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.570  An Act relative to the voting procedures for presidential electors  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.568  An Act repealing national popular vote  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.569  An Act requiring photo identification for voting  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
S.385  An Act relative to the Public Office Liability and Safety Act (POLS Act)  Donald F. Humason, Jr.    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.3230  An Act limiting campaign contributions of non-natural persons  Shawn Dooley    3/27/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.3231  An Act relative to public information requests  Shawn Dooley    3/27/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.3406  An Act authorizing the establishment of a special election guarantee fund  Shawn Dooley    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.3407  An Act to decrease waiting times at polling places  Shawn Dooley    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.560  An Act relative to campaign finance reform  Danielle W. Gregoire    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
S.384  An Act relative to voter privacy  Anne M. Gobi    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
S.379  An Act relative to election officers  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
S.374  An Act to establish sticky voter registration for registered voters who move within the Commonwealth  Sonia Chang-Diaz    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
S.375  An Act relative to the central registry of voters  Sonia Chang-Diaz    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
S.382  An Act to ascertain and carry out the will of the people relative to the calling and holding of a constitutional convention  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
S.387  An Act to expand voting rights  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
S.394  An Act to remove unfair incumbent advantage from the ballot and to change "unenrolled" to "independent"  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
S.380  An Act relative to fair election in Massachusetts  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.540  An Act to establish election day registration  Jennifer E. Benson    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
S.393  An Act relative to redistricting  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.3233  An Act relative to reprecincting  Michael J. Moran    3/27/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.582  An Act relative to the central registry of voters  Michael J. Moran    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
S.381  An Act to improve the disclaimer requirement for certain political expenditures  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
S.388  An Act for political party endorsement reform  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.563  An Act to provide poll workers ample time to vote  Paul R. Heroux    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
S.376  An Act to enhance reporting requirements for candidates and committees  Cynthia S. Creem    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.559  An Act relative to truth in advertising in campaigns  Colleen M. Garry    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 2:00:00 PM  
S.377  An Act establishing election day registration  Cynthia S. Creem    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.565  An Act relative to absentee ballots  Daniel J. Hunt    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 2:00:00 PM  
S.1957  An Act providing for recall elections in the town of Erving  Stanley C. Rosenberg    7/2/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.3937  An Act automatically registering eligible voters and enhancing safeguards against fraud  Jay R. Kaufman    1/7/2016  Scheduled For 1/19/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.3984  An Act validating the actions taken at an annual town meeting held in the town of Hudson  Charles D. Baker    2/4/2016   
H.3359  Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution regarding the term length of Representatives and Senators  Paul McMurtry    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 10/5/2015 2:00:00 PM