Joint Committee onElection Laws

Committee Contact Info

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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Completed A-1
Nov 17 2015 2:00 PM Campaigh Finance

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Completed 222
Jan 19 2016 1:00 PM Voter participation and other issues

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Completed A-2
Apr 13 2016 1:00 PM Late file and miscellaneous bills

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Completed B-2
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.3232  An Act to modernize election record keeping  Shawn Dooley   Favorable 
H.3998  An Act relative to the date of town elections in the town of Southbridge  Peter J. Durant   Favorable 
H.4043  An Act relative to the annual town elections and special state election in the towns of Hull, Marshfield and Norwell  Charles D. Baker   Favorable 
H.3937  An Act automatically registering eligible voters and enhancing safeguards against fraud  Jay R. Kaufman   Favorable 
H.3984  An Act validating the actions taken at an annual town meeting held in the town of Hudson  Charles D. Baker   Favorable 
H.542  An Act relative to contribution limits for candidate running for office in a special election  Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 
H.543  An Act relative to enhanced disclosure of top-five contributors information  Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 
H.541  An Act enhancing disclosure requirements for expenditures made to support or oppose candidates by certain committees  Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 
S.1957  An Act providing for recall elections in the town of Erving  Stanley C. Rosenberg   Favorable 
H.3321  An Act regarding Decennial division of wards and precincts in the city of Boston  Aaron Michlewitz   Favorable 
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   Favorable 
H.614  An Act providing for the term of office of the City Council in the city of Springfield  Benjamin Swan   Favorable 
H.605  An Act relative to absentee voting  Angelo M. Scaccia   Favorable 
H.603  An Act relative to voter registration for program participants  Angelo M. Scaccia   Favorable 
H.602  An Act relative to specially qualified voters  Angelo M. Scaccia   Favorable 
H.585  An Act increasing voter participation in primary elections  James M. Murphy   Favorable 
H.4134  Election Laws  Joint Committee on Election Laws   Study 
S.213  An Act relative to corporations, shareholders, and political expenditures  James B. Eldridge   Favorable 
H.3359  Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution regarding the term length of Representatives and Senators  Paul McMurtry   Adverse 
H.4175  An Act amending the form of petition accompanying statement of candidate relative to non-partisan municipal elections in the city of Somerville  Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.   Favorable 
H.4227  An Act authorizing the election of a charter commission in the city of Medford at the state election (presidential election) to take place on November 8, 2016  Paul J. Donato
Patricia D. Jehlen  
Adverse 

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