Joint Committee onConsumer Protection and Professional Licensure

Committee Contact Info

Senate Information
Room 413-C
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1612
House Information
Room 42
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2014
It shall be the duty of the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure to consider all matters concerning consumer credit, consumer protection, the issuance of licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages, the registration of various trades or professions, and such other matters as may be referred.
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.253  An Act relative to the sale of children’s jewelry  Elizabeth A. Poirier   Favorable 
H.217  An Act regulating residential paving  Stephen Kulik   Favorable 
H.176  An Act establishing a board of registration in physical therapy  Paul J. Donato   Favorable 
H.221  An Act relative to cosmetology  John J. Lawn, Jr.   Favorable 
H.3726  An Act expanding access to craft beer  Steven S. Howitt   Favorable 
S.172  An Act to protect the privacy of lottery winners  Mark C. Montigny   Favorable 
S.170  An Act concerning adjustments to certain petroleum products  Barbara L'Italien   Favorable 
S.175  An Act relative to unsolicited loans  Kathleen O'Connor Ives   Favorable 
S.2072  An Act authorizing one additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises and one additional license for the sale of an all alcoholic beverages to be drunk off the premises in the town of West Bridgewater  Brian A. Joyce   Favorable 
S.2055  An Act authorizing the city of Easthampton to grant eight additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises  Donald F. Humason, Jr.   Favorable 
H.208  An Act relative to unsolicited credit cards, checks, and vouchers by mail  Louis L. Kafka   Favorable 
H.266  An Act updating a certain requirement for on premises liquor license applicants  John W. Scibak   Favorable 
H.258  An Act relative to motor vehicle service contracts  Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.262  An Act to provide increased access to hearing aids  John W. Scibak   Favorable 
H.4047  An Act relative to lottery compliance investigations  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
H.4048  An Act relative to medical physics  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
S.178  An Act protecting Massachusetts businesses from abusive patent infringement claims  Anthony W. Petruccelli   Favorable 
S.207  An Act relative to retail liquor sales to caterers  James T. Welch   Favorable 
S.152  An Act creating a maximum allowable check-cashing rate  Linda Dorcena Forry   Favorable 
S.141  An Act to expand the sale of products by farmer breweries  James B. Eldridge   Favorable 
H.165  An Act to establish licensing standards for drain cleaners  Tackey Chan
John F. Keenan  
Favorable 
H.159  An Act to protect businesses from unwanted telemarketing  James M. Cantwell   Favorable 
H.250  An Act prohibiting intentional misrepresentation by a business of its location  Elizabeth A. Poirier   Favorable 
H.232  An Act relative to fines for license violations  Aaron Michlewitz   Favorable 
H.282  An Act Relative to the Wholesale of Malt Beverages produced by a Pub Brewery  Jonathan D. Zlotnik   Favorable 
H.28  An Act relative to the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission  Office of the State Treasurer   Favorable 
H.154  An Act relative to thoroughbred horse racing  Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 
H.246  An Act making municipalities eligible to attend auctions for the purchase of motor vehicles  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Favorable 
H.280  An Act An act relative to the sale of alcohol on Sundays  Chris Walsh   Favorable 
H.241  An Act relative to protecting consumers of the Commonwealth  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Favorable 
H.3214  An Act relative to clarity and truthfulness in direct mailings  Carole A. Fiola   Favorable 
H.4126  An Act relative to promoting fair housing practices  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
H.4125  An Act to facilitate and regulate residential selling practices  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
H.4135  An Act providing for an out of state license to be valid proof of age  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
S.2212  An Act relative to safe application and removal of body art  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
S.2201  An Act relative to liquor licenses within the town of Salisbury  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
S.138  An Act authorizing the sale of farmer-distiller products at farmers’ markets  Benjamin B. Downing   Favorable with Changes 
S.140  An Act regarding document preparation fees for motor vehicle sales  James B. Eldridge   Favorable 
S.145  An Act to protect the interests of shareholders  James B. Eldridge   Favorable 
S.153  An Act relative to internet advertising  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 
S.171  An Act relative to second hand dealers  Thomas M. McGee   Favorable 
S.184  An Act relative to the security of personal financial information  Michael J. Rodrigues   Favorable 
S.1989  An Act relative to vehicle recalls  William N. Brownsberger   Favorable 
S.2244  An Act relative to the sale of wine in private clubs   Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
S.2246  An Act An Act relative to robocalls and telephone solicitation  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
S.2248  An Act protecting consumers of sign language and oral interpretation and transliteration  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
S.2247  An Act relative to investigators at the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
S.205  An Act establishing the licensure of interpreters and oral transliterators for the deaf  James T. Welch   Favorable 
S.196  An Act relative to enhancing Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission background checks  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
H.210  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to consumer protections with regard to cemeteries and crematories  Louis L. Kafka   Favorable 
H.240  An Act relative to third party training and background checks for violent history for security staff at bars and clubs  James M. Murphy   Favorable 
H.257  An Act relative to notification of licensees  Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.   Favorable 
H.150  An Act relative to the disclosure of wetlands on property  James Arciero   Favorable 
H.269  An Act providing timely consumer protection for users of real estate appraisal services  Theodore C. Speliotis   Favorable 
H.4182  An Act relative to exempting home appliance service and repair technicians from certain provisions of the Massachusetts Plumbing Code  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
H.4183  An Act to prohibit negative option sales and disclosure of financial and personal information without a consumer’s express agreement  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
H.4181  An Act prohibiting robocalls to all mobile telephone devices  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
H.4184  An Act further regulating the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city of Somerville  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
H.4129  An Act relative to streamlined low-voltage alarm system installation and permitting  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
S.129  An Act relative to the guaranty fund for home improvement contractors  Cynthia S. Creem   Favorable 
H.4185  An Act authorizing the town of Acton to grant 16 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages and 6 additional licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
S.1228  An Act relative to parity in the restroom facility requirement for stadiums  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
H.4180  An Act requiring transparency in telephone solicitations  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
S.160  An Act prohibiting the sale of lottery tickets on credit  John F. Keenan   Favorable with Changes 
S.131  An Act providing consumers with equal protection for all real estate appraisals  Cynthia S. Creem   Favorable 
S.208  An Act relative to the inclusion of online courses in mandatory continuing education for electricians  James T. Welch   Adverse 
H.4238  An Act authorizing the town of Foxborough to grant two additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.187  An Act relative to the fair distribution and pricing of event tickets  Michael F. Rush    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/1/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.184  An Act An act allowing the town of Westborough to adopt certain alcoholic beverage licensure laws  Carolyn C. Dykema    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.172  An Act to establish standards for medical gas piping systems  Mark J. Cusack    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 1/6/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.245  An Act relative to small brewers  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.237  An Act to reform the issuance and sale of sports and entertainment tickets  Michael J. Moran    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 12/1/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.142  An Act to protect consumers in the issuance of sports and entertainment tickets  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/1/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.151  An Act relative to lottery online products  Jennifer L. Flanagan    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/15/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.29  An Act relative to lottery pilot projects  Office of the State Treasurer    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 9/15/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.4188  An Act relative to state oversight of professional licensing boards  Charles D. Baker    4/13/2016   
S.2237  Harness Horse Racing and Rules of Horse Racing proposed regulations  Massachusetts Gaming Commission    4/25/2016