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Joint Committee onConsumer Protection and Professional Licensure

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Room 109E
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1200
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Room 43
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2030
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.
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May 7 2013 1:00 PM Division of Professional Licensure

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Completed A-1
1:00 PM CPPL Misc.

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1:00 PM Over Quota Liquor Licenses

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May 14 2013 1:00 PM Residential Contracting

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1:00 PM Lottery

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Jun 4 2013 1:00 PM CPPL

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Jun 11 2013 1:00 PM Over Quota Liquor License

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1:00 PM Various CPPL Matters

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Jun 18 2013 1:00 PM Alcohol Laws

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Jul 16 2013 1:00 PM Over-quota Liquor License

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1:00 PM Liquor Bills (Amending c. 138)

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1:00 PM Consumer Protection (Debt Collector Communications; Amending c. 93)

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1:00 PM Consumer Protection Misc.

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1:00 PM Telemarketing/Solicitation (Amending c. 68)

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1:00 PM Charitable Solicitation (Amending c. 159C)

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1:00 PM Fundraising/Raffles (Amending c. 271)

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1:00 PM Prize Payments/Charities

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Jul 23 2013 1:00 PM Right to Repair

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Sep 10 2013 1:00 PM Over Quota Licenses

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1:00 PM Licensure and Regulation relative to Plumbing

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Oct 1 2013 1:00 PM Licensing and Regulation of Electricians

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Oct 8 2013 1:00 PM Secondary Metals

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Oct 16 2013 11:30 AM Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure

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Oct 22 2013 1:00 PM Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure

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Oct 29 2013 1:00 PM Licensure and Regulation

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Nov 12 2013 1:00 PM Chapter 138 - Alcohol

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Nov 19 2013 1:00 PM Automotive General and Franchise

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Jan 21 2014 1:00 PM Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure

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Jan 28 2014 1:00 PM Bills Related to the Lottery

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1:00 PM Bills Related to Alcohol

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1:00 PM Bills Related to Licensure

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1:00 PM Consumer Protection Re: Privacy and Disclosure of Personal or Financial Information

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1:00 PM General Consumer Protection

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1:00 PM Bills relative to rebates

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Feb 4 2014 1:00 AM Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure

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Mar 18 2014 1:00 PM CPPL

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Apr 8 2014 1:00 PM Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.3831  An Act authorizing the city of Salem to convert 1 seasonal license to an annual license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises  John D. Keenan
Joan B. Lovely  
Favorable with Changes 
H.3871  An Act relative to streamlining home improvement contractor registration  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
H.3829  An Act authorizing the town of Needham to place a question on the ballot authorizing the town grant certain licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises  Denise C. Garlick   Favorable 
H.3866  An Act authorizing the town of Wellesley to place a question on the town election ballot authorizing the town to grant 6 licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
S.1962  An Act authorizing the city of Northampton to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises  Stanley C. Rosenberg   Favorable 
S.1990  An Act authorizing the town of Webster to issue 5 additional alcoholic beverage licenses to be drunk on the premises located in a specific area, known as "Downtown Webster 2010 Slum and Blight Inventory"  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
S.1989  An Act authorizing the town of Webster to issue 1 additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises of 41 Worcester road  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
H.235  An Act for healthy families and businesses  Jay R. Kaufman   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3684  An Act relative to the issuance of secondhand dealers and pawnbrokers licenses in the city of Revere  Kathi-Anne Reinstein
Anthony W. Petruccelli  
Favorable 
H.185  An Act relative to licensing massage therapists.  Antonio F. D. Cabral   Favorable with Changes 
S.2009  An Act to expand the sale of products by farmer breweries  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
H.175  An Act Relative to Title Protection  Carlo Basile   Favorable 
H.3918  An Act modernizing licensing operations at the Division of Professional Licensure  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
H.4042  consumers, licensing and other related matters  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Study 
S.83  An Act relative to liquor license applicants  William N. Brownsberger    
S.84  An Act regarding identity fraud.  Sonia Chang-Diaz    
H.254  An Act providing complete repair and diagnostic information to motor vehicle owners and automotive businesses in the repair of motor vehicles  Paul McMurtry   Adverse 
H.288  An Act Authorizing the town of Danvers to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises  Theodore C. Speliotis   Adverse 
H.3386  An Act relative to the issuance of secondhand dealers licenses in the city of Revere  Kathi-Anne Reinstein   Adverse 
H.3874  An Act authorizing the city of Taunton to grant additional liquor licenses  Shaunna O'Connell
Marc R. Pacheco  
Adverse 
H.3420  An Act relative to liquor licenses  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Adverse 
H.25  An Act relative to the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission  NONE   Favorable 
H.191  An Act relative to updating reciprocity for licensing optometrists  Tackey Chan   Favorable with Changes 
H.196  An Act to establish licensing standards for drain cleaners  Tackey Chan
John F. Keenan  
Favorable 
H.209  An Act to encourage well qualified practitioners in the field of personal training  Robert F. Fennell   Favorable 
H.246  An Act to establish a subsidiary board for veterinary technology  John J. Mahoney   Favorable with Changes 
H.263  An Act relative to protecting consumers of the Commonwealth   Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Favorable with Changes 
S.136  An Act relative to mobile spas  Michael J. Rodrigues   Favorable 
H.272  An Act relative to the definition of a kennel  George N. Peterson, Jr.   Favorable 
H.295  An Act increasing the experience and background necessary to operate low pressure processed steam boilers  Theodore C. Speliotis   Favorable 
H.285  An Act relative to telemarketing solicitation  John W. Scibak   Favorable 
H.3338  An Act relative to fundraising by parent teacher organizations  Paul Brodeur   Favorable 
H.4048  An Act authorizing the city of Holyoke to issue additional liquor licenses  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Redraft 
S.1756  An Act authorizing the issuance of a certain license for the retail sale of bottled wine in the town of Topsfield  Joan B. Lovely   Adverse 
S.1903  An Act authorizing the city of Taunton to grant additional liquor licenses  Marc R. Pacheco   Adverse 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.243  An Act regulating the direct shipment of wine  Timothy R. Madden 
Sarah K. Peake  
1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/12/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.231  An Act relative to unsolicited credit cards, checks, and vouchers by mail  Louis L. Kafka    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/16/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.267  An Act relative to small brewers  Alice Hanlon Peisch    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/12/2013 1:00:00 PM  
S.135  An Act relative to credit and debit cards  Michael J. Rodrigues    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/28/2014 1:00:00 PM  
H.203  An Act clarifying insurance requirements for plumbing work  Peter J. Durant    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/10/2013 1:00:00 PM  
S.82  An Act relative to the shipping of alcohol  William N. Brownsberger    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/12/2013 1:00:00 PM  
S.100  An Act to maintain public water systems  Jennifer L. Flanagan    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/7/2013 1:00:00 PM  
S.117  An Act regulating advertisements and solicitations for time shares  Thomas P. Kennedy    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/28/2014 1:00:00 PM  
H.260  An Act to reform the issuance and sale of sports and entertainment tickets  Michael J. Moran    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/21/2014 1:00:00 PM  
H.190  An Act relative to the do not call list law to regulate certain charitable solicitations  Gailanne M. Cariddi    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/16/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.201  An Act relative to the disclosure of financial records  Thomas P. Conroy    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/28/2014 1:00:00 PM  
H.213  An Act to provide increased access to hearing aids  William C. Galvin    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/22/2013 1:00:00 PM  
S.98  An Act relative to updating reciprocity for licensing optometrists.  Jennifer L. Flanagan    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/28/2014 1:00:00 PM  
H.296  An Act relative to professional fundraisers  Thomas M. Stanley    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/16/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.234  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to consumer protections with regard to cemeteries and crematories  Louis L. Kafka    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/28/2014 1:00:00 PM  
H.291  An Act relative to for-profit charitable solicitation  Theodore C. Speliotis    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/16/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.299  An Act prohibiting robocalls to all mobile telephone devices  William M. Straus    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/16/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.293  An Act relative to the sale of distilled spirits at auction  Theodore C. Speliotis    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/18/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.194  An Act relative to partial payments  Tackey Chan    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/28/2014 1:00:00 PM  
H.300  An Act relative to online advertising  William M. Straus    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/28/2014 1:00:00 PM  
S.93  An Act providing municipal control of liquor licenses  James B. Eldridge    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/12/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.239  An Act to maintain public water systems  Stephen Kulik    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/7/2013 1:00:00 PM  
S.80  An Act regulating the use of credit reports by employers  Michael Barrett    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/28/2014 1:00:00 PM  
H.286  An Act authorizing the town of Brookline to grant 11 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises  Frank I. Smizik    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/7/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.183  An Act to facilitate and regulate residential selling practices  Garrett J. Bradley    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/4/2013 1:00:00 PM  
S.109  An Act relative to fair fines to increase local revenue   Brian A. Joyce    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/29/2013 1:00:00 PM  
S.162  An Act relative to retail liquor sales to caterers  James T. Welch    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/18/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.270  An Act regulating the granting of temporary licenses for the sale of wine, beer, and malt liquor at auctions  Alice Hanlon Peisch    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/12/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.256  An Act relative to updating the plumbing code in order to accomodate agricultural uses  Leonard Mirra    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/10/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.244  An Act to prohibit negative option sales and disclosure of financial and personal information without a consumer’s express agreement  Timothy R. Madden    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/28/2014 1:00:00 PM  
H.230  An Act regulating the direct shipment of wine  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/12/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.262  An Act relative to telecommunications systems contractors and technicians  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/1/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.182  An Act relative to franchise laws  John J. Binienda    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/12/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.177  An Act to reform the issuance and sale of sports and entertainment tickets  Carlo Basile    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/21/2014 1:00:00 PM  
S.128  An Act relative to unsolicited loans  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/28/2014 1:00:00 PM  
H.199  An Act relative to the charitable auctioning of malt beverages  Nick Collins    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/28/2014 1:00:00 PM  
S.102  An Act relative to the resale of tickets  John Hart, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/21/2014 1:00:00 PM  
S.94  An Act reforming the issuance and sale of sports and entertainment tickets  James B. Eldridge    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/21/2014 1:00:00 PM  
S.106  An Act reducing unwanted communication from creditors to protect the peace and privacy of residents.  Patricia D. Jehlen    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/7/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.248  An Act regulating secondary metals dealings  Ronald Mariano    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/8/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.258  An Act An regulating the direct shipment of wine  Michael J. Moran    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/12/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.236  An Act for consumer protection and regulation in psychotherapy  Jay R. Kaufman    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 2/4/2014 1:00:00 AM  
S.96  An Act protecting the privacy of consumer financial information  James B. Eldridge    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/28/2014 1:00:00 PM  
S.91  An Act relative to special one-day licenses to sell or dispense alcoholic beverages  Eileen M. Donoghue    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/12/2013 1:00:00 PM  
S.165  An Act relative to certain alcoholic liquor licenses  James T. Welch    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/12/2013 1:00:00 PM  
S.103  An Act to reconcile Chapter 241 of the Acts of 2012 and Chapter 368 of the Acts of 2012  John Hart, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/23/2013 1:00:00 PM  
S.160  An Act reforming the issuance and sale of sports and entertainment tickets  James E. Timilty    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/21/2014 1:00:00 PM  
S.144  An Act relative to the fair distribution and pricing of event tickets   Michael F. Rush    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/21/2014 1:00:00 PM  
H.294  An Act regulating the direct shipment of wine  Theodore C. Speliotis    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/12/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.3305  An Act relative to exempting home appliance service and repair technicians from certain provisions of the Massachusetts Plumbing Code  Kate Hogan    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/10/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.3419  An Act regarding further protection of consumers in the Commonwealth  Kay Khan    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/28/2014 1:00:00 PM  
H.3466  An Act to protect psychotherapy patients  Ruth B. Balser    5/17/2013  Scheduled For 2/4/2014 1:00:00 AM  
H.3575  An Act relative to certain licenses for the sale of alchoholic beverages in the city of Boston  Edward F. Coppinger    7/19/2013  Scheduled For 11/12/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.3913  An Act relative to the licensing board for the city of Boston  Russell E. Holmes    2/28/2014  Scheduled For 3/18/2014 1:00:00 PM  

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