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Joint Committee onElection Laws

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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
S.12  Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to absentee and early voting by voters of the Commonwealth  Therese Murray   Favorable 
S.11  Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution establishing an independent redistricting commission  James B. Eldridge   Adverse 
S.10  Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the election of members of the state senate  William N. Brownsberger   Adverse 
H.63  Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to voting by qualified voters of the Commonwealth  William M. Straus   Favorable 
H.62  Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to voting by qualified voters of the Commonwealth who are also poll workers  David M. Nangle   Favorable 
H.61  Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution A Proposal for an amendment to the Constitution relative to a vacancy in the office of Governor or Lieutenant Governor  Jay R. Kaufman   Favorable 
H.60  Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution for an independent redistricting commission  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.   Adverse 
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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