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Joint Committee onMental Health and Substance Abuse

Committee Contact Info

Senate Information
Room 313A
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1410
House Information
Room 33
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2060
It shall be the duty of the committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse to consider all matters concerning behavioral health, drug detoxification, homeless mentally ill, Mental Health Department oversight, mental illness, mentally ill services and such other matters as may be referred.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
Mar 28 2013 1:00 PM Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse (no topics published)   Completed A-1
Apr 2 2013 1:00 PM Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse (no topics published)   Completed A-1
May 14 2013 1:00 PM Bill Hearing 1

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Completed B-1
Jun 11 2013 1:00 PM Bill Hearing 2

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Completed A-2
Sep 10 2013 1:00 PM Mental Health

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Completed A-1
Sep 24 2013 1:00 PM Substance Abuse

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Completed A-1
Oct 22 2013 9:00 AM Mental Health

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Completed A-1
Jan 16 2014 10:30 AM Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse (no topics published)   Completed A-1
Feb 4 2014 1:00 PM Late File bills referred to committee

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Completed B-2
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
S.921  An Act relative to the civil commitment for alcoholism or substance abuse at certain facilities  Karen E. Spilka   Favorable 
S.1935  An Act relative to synthetic marijuana   Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse   Redraft 
H.3804  An Act regarding rights of persons receiving services from program or facilities of the Department of Mental Health  Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse   Redraft 
S.1934  An Act relative to updating the definition of cocaine  Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse   Redraft 
S.916  An Act relative to the drug Salvinorin  Brian A. Joyce   Favorable 
S.915  An Act relative to the definition of methylenedioxy methamphetamine  Brian A. Joyce   Favorable 
S.914  An Act relative to updating the drug Class A schedule  Brian A. Joyce   Favorable 
H.3805  An Act relative to the temporary release of persons under the care of the department of mental health  Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse   Redraft 
H.1795  An Act regarding mental health services for families and children engaged in services  Kay Khan   Favorable 
S.912  Resolve to create a special commission to promote a recovery-focus in the mental health system  Patricia D. Jehlen   Favorable 
H.1801  An Act creating a community hospital in-patient psychiatric relief program (“chipp”)  Brian R. Mannal   Favorable 
H.1817  An Act Creating a special commission on applied behavior analysis  John W. Scibak   Favorable with Changes 
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