Joint Committee onThe Judiciary

Committee Contact Info

Senate Information
Room 504
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617)-722-1280
House Information
Room 136
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2396
It shall be the duty of the committee on Judiciary to consider all matters concerning crimes, penalties and sentencing, criminal offender record information, judiciary, including the recall of judges, the salaries of judges, court clerks and court officers of the various courts, probation officers, juries and jury duty, parole, registers of deeds, correction issues previously sent to Public Safety (but excluding the retirement of judges and all other court personnel) and such other matters as may be referred.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
Apr 15 2015 11:00 AM Constitutional Legislation

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Completed B-2
Apr 22 2015 3:00 PM Senate constitutional amendment proposals

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Completed A-1
May 12 2015 1:00 PM Real Estate Legislation

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Completed A-2
May 27 2015 1:00 PM Court Administration, Special Commissions and Task Forces Legislation

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Completed A-2
Jun 9 2015 1:00 PM Mandatory Minimum Sentences and Bail Reform

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Jun 24 2015 1:00 PM Probate and Family I (A second hearing on similar matters will be held July 22, 2015)

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Completed A-2
Jul 14 2015 1:00 PM Crime Legislation. Individual judges and elected officials first hour. Panels, public after 2 pm.

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Jul 22 2015 1:00 PM Probate and Family Legislation - Elected officials asked to testify during 1st hr.

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Completed A-2
Sep 16 2015 1:00 PM Criminal Procedure Legislation: Judges and elected officials asked to testify in first hour.

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Completed A-2
Sep 28 2015 1:00 PM All bills on this agenda will be heard again (or have already been heard) at hearings in Boston.

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Completed Western New England School of Law
Oct 6 2015 1:00 PM Protected Classes. Privacy, and Data Collection Legislation.

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Oct 14 2015 1:00 PM Sentencing, Correctional Services, and Re-Entry Legislation

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Completed A-1
Oct 21 2015 1:00 PM Animal Legislation.

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Completed A-1 and A-2
Nov 3 2015 1:00 PM Torts, Civil Action, and Non-Criminal Legislation

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Completed A-2
Nov 18 2015 1:00 PM Motor Vehicle and Operating Under the Influence (OUI) Legislation

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Completed A-1
Dec 1 2015 1:00 PM Sex Offenses and Related Legislation.

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Completed B-2
Jan 13 2016 1:00 PM Marijuana, Miscellaneous, and Late File Legislation.

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Completed A-1
Mar 7 2016 1:00 PM Late File Legislation. Elected and public officials are asked to testify in the first hour.

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Completed A-1
Apr 12 2016 11:30 AM Late File Legislation

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Completed B-1
May 18 2016 12:00 PM Further Late File Legislation.

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Completed B-1
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.885  An Act relative to indictments and proceedings before trial  Michael O. Moore    5/5/2016  Scheduled For 9/16/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.4150  An Act relative to the statute of limitations in civil child sexual abuse cases  Diana DiZoglio    3/31/2016  Scheduled For 4/12/2016 11:30:00 AM  
H.3932  An Act The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act  NONE    1/8/2016  Scheduled For 3/7/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.4149  An Act relative to speed limitations near waste or recycling collection vehicles  James Arciero    3/31/2016  Scheduled For 4/12/2016 11:30:00 AM  
H.4248  An Act criminalizing the rental of cars to be used in crimes  Claire D. Cronin    4/29/2016  Scheduled For 5/18/2016 12:00:00 PM  
H.4354  An Act to reduce sexual exploitation of victims of human trafficking  Michael S. Day    5/31/2016   
H.4355  An Act relative to confirming title to the property at 46 Alden Street, Provincetown  Sarah K. Peake    5/31/2016