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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
H.3897  An Act relative to the special election for representative in the general court in the fifth Suffolk district  Joint Committee on Election Laws   Redraft 
H.3911  An Act authorizing the town of Scituate to establish the date of its annual town election  Deval L. Patrick   Favorable 
H.623  An Act relative to voting overseas   Jerald A. Parisella   Favorable 
H.612  An Act regarding Decennial division of wards and precincts in the city of Boston  Aaron Michlewitz   Favorable 
H.3696  An Act filling vacancies in ward seats of the city council by special election in the city of Springfield  Benjamin Swan   Favorable 
H.3478  An Act providing for the term of office of the City Council in the city of Springfield  Benjamin Swan   Favorable 
H.3457  An Act regarding advisory questions on ballots in the city of Newton  Ruth B. Balser   Favorable 
H.631  An Act relative to specially qualified voters  Angelo M. Scaccia   Favorable 
H.632  An Act relative to absentee voting  Angelo M. Scaccia   Favorable 
H.3914  An Act relative to the preparation of certain bilingual ballots in the city of Boston  Aaron Michlewitz   Favorable 
H.633  An Act relative to voter registration for program participants  Angelo M. Scaccia   Favorable 

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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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