Joint Committee onElection Laws

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Room 109-E
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
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Room 443
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
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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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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.55  An Act authorizing the town of Scituate to establish the date of its annual town election  Charles D. Baker   Favorable 
H.3324  An Act relative to certain elections in the city of Newton  Ruth B. Balser   Favorable 
S.52  Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to remove restrictions on absentee ballots  James B. Eldridge   Adverse 
S.51  Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution establishing an independent redistricting commission  James B. Eldridge   Adverse 
S.53  Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to corporate rights and political spending  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Adverse 
H.573  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   Adverse 
H.588  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   Adverse 
H.567  Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution for an independent redistricting commission  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.   Adverse 
H.3350  Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to qualifications of voters  David M. Rogers   Adverse 
H.3359  Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution regarding the term length of Representatives and Senators  Paul McMurtry   Favorable 
H.3552  An Act relative to the 2015 annual town election in the town of Groveland  Charles D. Baker   Favorable 
H.3559  An Act validating the actions taken at an annual town meeting and election held in the town of Essex  Charles D. Baker   Favorable 

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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   
H.597  An Act to ensure voter access  Tom Sannicandro    3/10/2015   
H.598  An Act to close certain campaign finance loopholes  Tom Sannicandro    3/10/2015   
H.553  An Act to establish election day registration  Gloria L. Fox 
Jennifer E. Benson  
3/10/2015   
H.595  An Act relative to valid identification at voting polls  Elizabeth A. Poirier    3/10/2015   
H.539  An Act relative to public street listings  F. Jay Barrows    3/10/2015   
H.591  An Act relative to requiring photo ID when casting provisional ballots  Shaunna L. O'Connell    3/10/2015   
H.562  An Act relative to voter lists  Paul R. Heroux    3/10/2015   
H.561  An Act to establish a citizens' initiative review commission  Jonathan Hecht    3/10/2015   
H.585  An Act increasing voter participation in primary elections  James M. Murphy    3/10/2015   
H.549  An Act to increase voter education and registration in public schools  Diana DiZoglio    3/10/2015   
H.3234  An Act to allow the town of Canton to hold their annual municipal election on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November  William C. Galvin    3/27/2015   
H.564  An Act relative to voter identification  Bradford R. Hill    3/10/2015   
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   
H.551  An Act relative to the regulating of primary elections  James J. Dwyer    3/10/2015   
H.550  An Act relative to state primary elections  James J. Dwyer    3/10/2015   
H.557  An Act ensuring election integrity through voter identification  Colleen M. Garry    3/10/2015   
H.558  An Act regulating conduct at polling places  Colleen M. Garry    3/10/2015   
H.613  An Act relative to election laws  William M. Straus    3/10/2015   
H.589  An Act relative to election officers in cities and towns  David M. Nangle    3/10/2015   
H.536  An Act relative to absentee ballots  Brian M. Ashe    3/10/2015   
H.590  An Act relative to registered voters  David M. Nangle    3/10/2015   
H.584  An Act changing the term unenrolled to undeclared  James M. Murphy    3/10/2015   
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   
H.537  An Act relative to the accountability of corporate political spending  Cory Atkins    3/10/2015   
H.587  An Act relative to electronic poll books  James M. Murphy    3/10/2015   
H.581  An Act apportioning electoral votes by Congressional District  Joseph D. McKenna    3/10/2015   
H.554  An Act to establish permanent voter registration for registered voters who move within the Commonwealth  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015   
H.579  An Act to increase voter registration  James J. Lyons, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.603  An Act relative to voter registration for program participants  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/10/2015   
H.600  An Act relative to UOCAVA voting  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/10/2015   
H.601  An Act relative to the date of the biennial state primary  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/10/2015   
S.389  An Act requiring photo identification to receive a ballot  Richard J. Ross    4/15/2015   
S.390  An Act relative to campaign finance during special elections  Richard J. Ross    4/15/2015   
H.3321  An Act regarding Decennial division of wards and precincts in the city of Boston  Aaron Michlewitz    3/27/2015   
H.586  An Act providing disclosure of political phone calls  James M. Murphy    3/10/2015   
H.580  An Act to reduce signature requirements for nominating papers  John J. Mahoney    3/10/2015   
H.555  An Act relative to the reimbursement of local costs of special elections  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015   
H.574  An Act to ensure secure voting equipment  Jay R. Kaufman    3/10/2015   
H.575  An Act relative to voting by the instant runoff voting method  Jay R. Kaufman    3/10/2015   
H.576  An Act relative to voting by the instant runoff voting method in primaries  Jay R. Kaufman    3/10/2015   
H.612  An Act relative to certain county elections for certain vacancies  William M. Straus    3/10/2015   
H.616  An Act relative to political expenditures by corporations  Chris Walsh    3/10/2015   
S.383  An Act relating to contribution fairness  Ryan C. Fattman    4/15/2015   
H.546  An Act relative to CORI checking candidates for office  Tackey Chan    3/10/2015   
H.614  An Act providing for the term of office of the City Council in the city of Springfield  Benjamin Swan    3/10/2015   
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   
H.611  An Act relative to voting rights in the town of Amherst  Ellen Story    3/10/2015   
H.3409  An Act relative to the qualification of voters  David M. Rogers    5/18/2015   
H.552  An Act relative to accessibility and preservation of write in voting records  Ann-Margaret Ferrante    3/10/2015   
H.538  An Act assuring that polling places are accessible to elderly and physically challenged voters  Bruce J. Ayers    3/10/2015   
H.602  An Act relative to specially qualified voters  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/10/2015   
H.577  An Act relative to limiting contributions to ballot question committees  Peter V. Kocot    3/10/2015   
H.604  An Act relative to election emergencies  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/10/2015   
H.605  An Act relative to absentee voting  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/10/2015   
H.542  An Act relative to contribution limits for candidate running for office in a special election  Garrett J. Bradley    3/10/2015   
H.543  An Act relative to enhanced disclosure of top-five contributors information  Garrett J. Bradley    3/10/2015   
H.541  An Act enhancing disclosure requirements for expenditures made to support or oppose candidates by certain committees  Garrett J. Bradley    3/10/2015   
H.606  An Act relative to political designations  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/10/2015   
H.545  An Act relative to polling places used for the general election  James M. Cantwell    3/10/2015   
S.378  An Act establishing voter identification procedures  Viriato M. deMacedo    4/15/2015   
S.392  An Act relative to campaign contribution cycles  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
H.556  An Act relative to age requirements in local elections  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015   
S.373  An Act to modernize voter registration and jury pool lists  Sonia Chang-Diaz    4/15/2015   
S.391  An Act relative to unfunded election audits  Richard J. Ross    4/15/2015   
H.572  An Act relative to the Elimination of Public Campaign Financing  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.571  An Act Relative to State Employee Municipal Campaign Finance Laws  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.593  An Act relative to unaffiliated voters  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/10/2015   
H.594  An Act relative to absentee ballots  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/10/2015   
H.544  An Act to expand access to voter registration  Antonio F. D. Cabral    3/10/2015   
H.607  An Act regarding ballot voting options  Theodore C. Speliotis    3/10/2015   
H.599  An Act to ensure elected representation  Tom Sannicandro    3/10/2015   
H.583  An Act relative to state primary elections  Michael J. Moran    3/10/2015   
H.592  An Act relative to voting overseas  Jerald A. Parisella    3/10/2015   
H.548  An Act improving disclosure of electioneering communications reports  Josh S. Cutler    3/10/2015   
H.578  An Act relative to the selection of Lieutenant Governor  Robert M. Koczera    3/10/2015   
H.566  An Act changing the campaign finance reporting cycle  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.608  An Act relative to voting by the instant runoff voting method  Ellen Story    3/10/2015   
H.610  An Act relative to voting by the instant runoff voting method in primary elections  Ellen Story    3/10/2015   
H.609  An Act to establish ranked voting for military and overseas absentee Presidential primary ballots  Ellen Story    3/10/2015   
S.386  An Act to ensure appropriate capital payment for nursing facilities  Thomas P. Kennedy    4/15/2015   
H.570  An Act relative to the voting procedures for presidential electors  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.568  An Act repealing national popular vote  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.569  An Act requiring photo identification for voting  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
S.385  An Act relative to the Public Office Liability and Safety Act (POLS Act)  Donald F. Humason, Jr.    4/15/2015   
H.3230  An Act limiting campaign contributions of non-natural persons  Shawn Dooley    3/27/2015   
H.3231  An Act relative to public information requests  Shawn Dooley    3/27/2015   
H.3406  An Act authorizing the establishment of a special election guarantee fund  Shawn Dooley    5/18/2015   
H.3232  An Act to modernize election record keeping  Shawn Dooley    3/27/2015   
H.3407  An Act to decrease waiting times at polling places  Shawn Dooley    5/18/2015   
H.560  An Act relative to campaign finance reform  Danielle W. Gregoire    3/10/2015   
S.384  An Act relative to voter privacy  Anne M. Gobi    4/15/2015   
S.379  An Act relative to election officers  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
S.374  An Act to establish sticky voter registration for registered voters who move within the Commonwealth  Sonia Chang-Diaz    4/15/2015   
S.375  An Act relative to the central registry of voters  Sonia Chang-Diaz    4/15/2015   
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   
S.387  An Act to expand voting rights  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015   
S.394  An Act to remove unfair incumbent advantage from the ballot and to change "unenrolled" to "independent"  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.380  An Act relative to fair election in Massachusetts  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
H.540  An Act to establish election day registration  Jennifer E. Benson    3/10/2015   
S.393  An Act relative to redistricting  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
H.3233  An Act relative to reprecincting  Michael J. Moran    3/27/2015   
H.582  An Act relative to the central registry of voters  Michael J. Moran    3/10/2015   
S.381  An Act to improve the disclaimer requirement for certain political expenditures  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
S.388  An Act for political party endorsement reform  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015   
H.563  An Act to provide poll workers ample time to vote  Paul R. Heroux    3/10/2015   
S.376  An Act to enhance reporting requirements for candidates and committees  Cynthia S. Creem    4/15/2015   
H.559  An Act relative to truth in advertising in campaigns  Colleen M. Garry    3/10/2015   
S.377  An Act establishing election day registration  Cynthia S. Creem    4/15/2015   
H.565  An Act relative to absentee ballots  Daniel J. Hunt    3/10/2015   
H.59  An Act validating the actions taken at the annual town and special state elections held in the town of Westborough  Charles D. Baker    3/5/2015   
S.45  An Act amending the Gloucester city charter  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.46  An Act relative to the granting of wine and malt alcoholic beverages licenses to be consumed on the premises by the town of Rockport  Bruce E. Tarr    4/16/2015   
H.3598  An Act relative to preliminary elections for certain offices in the city of Lawrence  Frank A. Moran    6/25/2015   
H.3616  An Act relative to polling places in the city of Marlborough  Danielle W. Gregoire    6/25/2015   
H.3615  An Act relative to the recall of elected officials in the town of Dighton  Patricia A. Haddad    6/25/2015   
S.1953  An Act providing for recall elections in the town of East Bridgewater  Thomas P. Kennedy    6/29/2015   
H.3359  Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution regarding the term length of Representatives and Senators  Paul McMurtry    5/18/2015