Joint Committee onPublic Safety and Homeland Security

Committee Contact Info

Senate Information
Room 507
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1222
House Information
Room 167
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2230
It shall be the duty of the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security to consider all matters concerning laws relating to shipping or otherwise transporting energy sources, the safety of the public, including civil defense, firearms and gun control, fire laws, motor vehicle laws, motor vehicle safety belts (including school buses), the correction system including administration, prisoners’ rights, furloughs, work release, probation, rehabilitation, homeland or Commonwealth security matters, other matters related to federal affairs, including, but not limited to, the prevention of terrorist attacks, the reduction of the vulnerability to terrorism; the minimizing of the damage and recovery from possible attacks that may occur, and the coordination of homeland security related activities of the Commonwealth with those of the Federal Government, including certain confidential and guarded information and such other matters as may be referred.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
No hearings currently scheduled
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.2123  An Act relative to seat belts on school buses  Diana DiZoglio    3/11/2015   
H.2108  An Act pertaining to firefighter training  Nick Collins    3/11/2015   
H.2111  An Act creating a special commission studying cutting, welding and hot work processes regulated by the State Fire Code  Nick Collins 
Kenneth J. Donnelly  
3/11/2015   
H.2152  An Act An act amending the periodic inspections of elevators and lifts  Timothy R. Madden    3/11/2015   
H.2094  An Act relative to seat belts on school buses  Garrett J. Bradley    3/11/2015   
H.2161  An Act relative to the safety of students  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.2136  An Act to establish and award grants for the reduction of violence in municipalities  Paul R. Heroux    3/11/2015   
H.2197  An Act to promote school safety  Timothy R. Whelan    3/11/2015   
H.2174  An Act relative to missing persons  Todd M. Smola    3/11/2015   
H.2102  An Act relative to mental illness and firearms  Linda Dean Campbell    3/11/2015   
H.2150  An Act relative to elevator inspection fees  David Paul Linsky    3/11/2015   
H.2135  An Act promoting responsible investment and the prevention of genocide  Jonathan Hecht    3/11/2015   
H.2160  An Act Act relative to dangerous weapons  David M. Nangle    3/11/2015   
H.2107  An Act to provide concurrent police authority for Massachusetts Port Authority properties  Nick Collins    3/11/2015   
H.2168  An Act relative to elevator inspection fee waiver for non-profits  Elizabeth A. Poirier    3/11/2015   
H.2180  An Act relative to kayak safety  William M. Straus    3/11/2015   
H.2181  An Act prohibiting tethering, leashing, and other restraints of prisoners in work release programs  Benjamin Swan    3/11/2015   
H.2182  An Act to prohibit inappropriate language use by sworn law officers  Benjamin Swan    3/11/2015   
H.2183  An Act to establish standards for the installation of television satellite dish safety  Benjamin Swan    3/11/2015   
H.2169  An Act assuring municipal control of military equipment procurement by local law enforcement  Denise Provost    3/11/2015   
H.2171  An Act relative to recreational vehicles  Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.2172  An Act relative to swimming pool alarms  Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.2157  An Act relative to the authority of police officers of the town of Dedham and the city of Boston  Paul McMurtry 
Angelo M. Scaccia  
3/11/2015   
H.2130  An Act requiring microphones and audio-recorders on tasers  William C. Galvin 
Louis L. Kafka  
3/11/2015   
H.2184  An Act relative to the possession of weapons  Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.2112  An Act relative to fire safety  Edward F. Coppinger    3/11/2015   
H.2190  An Act relative to sheriffs  David T. Vieira 
Michael O. Moore  
3/11/2015   
H.2126  An Act relative to parking lots  Carolyn C. Dykema    3/11/2015   
H.2175  An Act relative to the lawful sale of handguns  Todd M. Smola    3/11/2015   
H.2176  An Act relative to firearms and recreational vehicles  Todd M. Smola    3/11/2015   
H.2121  An Act relative to hidden compartments  Stephen L. DiNatale    3/11/2015   
H.2089  An Act relative to enhanced fire protection in new one and two family dwellings  Ruth B. Balser 
Kenneth J. Donnelly  
3/11/2015   
H.2143  An Act relative to fire protection systems for buildings and structures  Louis L. Kafka    3/11/2015   
H.2159  An Act creating a statewide gun offender registry  Aaron Michlewitz    3/11/2015   
H.2134  An Act relative to creating an Olympic firearm roster  Sheila C. Harrington    3/11/2015   
H.2148  An Act relative to the recovery of emergency response costs  Stephen Kulik    3/11/2015   
H.2119  An Act to prohibit the distribution in commerce of children's products and upholstered furniture containing certain flame retardants, and for other purposes  Marjorie C. Decker    3/11/2015   
H.2167  An Act relative to emergency planning  Sarah K. Peake 
Ann-Margaret Ferrante  
3/11/2015   
H.2131  An Act to the use and sale of fireworks  Colleen M. Garry    3/11/2015   
H.2122  An Act relative to change of address for firearm licensing  Stephen L. DiNatale    3/11/2015   
H.2146  An Act relative to improving elevator inspection procedures  Peter V. Kocot    3/11/2015   
H.2196  An Act establishing the building code coordinating council  Chris Walsh    3/11/2015   
H.2103  An Act reducing the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs  James M. Cantwell    3/11/2015   
H.2141  An Act pertaining to public fire safety and professionalism  Daniel J. Hunt    3/11/2015   
H.2095  An Act to prevent deaths by fire  Michael D. Brady    3/11/2015   
H.2085  An Act establishing an emergency equipment grant program for firefighters  Bruce J. Ayers    3/11/2015   
H.2129  An Act relative to penalties for false distress calls  Ann-Margaret Ferrante    3/11/2015   
H.2115  An Act relative to the inspection of boilers  Mark J. Cusack    3/11/2015   
H.2086  An Act to jet ski safety  Bruce J. Ayers    3/11/2015   
H.2116  An Act relative to the rights of persons licensed by the Department of Public Safety  Mark J. Cusack    3/11/2015   
H.2104  An Act increasing awareness of suspected opiate overdose deaths  James M. Cantwell    3/11/2015   
H.2186  An Act relative to standards and qualifications for the position of fire chief or chief engineer in cities, towns, fire districts, or authorities  Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.2087  An Act relative to appointment procedures for the State Fire Marshall  Bruce J. Ayers    3/11/2015   
H.2088  An Act relative to the Department of Fire Services Commission  Bruce J. Ayers    3/11/2015   
H.2132  An Act relative to bank robberies and collection of fraudulent checks  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.2158  An Act relative to constitutional rights  James R. Miceli    3/11/2015   
H.2120  An Act relative to the lawful sale of ammunition  Angelo L. D'Emilia    3/11/2015   
H.2147  An Act requiring the use of helmets for equine riders and drivers  Peter V. Kocot    3/11/2015   
H.2105  An Act relative to the dissemination of criminal record information to private detectives licensed by the Department of State Police  James M. Cantwell    3/11/2015   
H.2142  An Act creating a task force to study the use of the internet by sex offenders  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.2106  An Act relative to uniform use of deadly force guidelines  Evandro C. Carvalho    3/11/2015   
H.2187  An Act relative to bullet proof vests  Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.2117  An Act relative to novelty sparklers  Josh S. Cutler    3/11/2015   
H.2153  An Act to examine the potential effectiveness of a statewide registry of convicted drug dealers  Brian R. Mannal    3/11/2015   
H.2113  An Act relative to critical incident intervention by emergency service providers  Edward F. Coppinger    3/11/2015   
H.3276  An Act relative to protecting victims and witnesses of domestic violence  Evandro C. Carvalho    3/27/2015   
H.2084  An Act relative to elevator inspections  James Arciero    3/11/2015   
H.3278  An Act establishing a commission to study post-traumatic stress disorder in law enforcement officers  Peter J. Durant    3/27/2015   
H.2097  An Act requiring carbon monoxide alarms in all residential, governmental and commercial structures  Paul Brodeur    3/11/2015   
H.2149  An Act relative to senior gun owner equity  Kevin J. Kuros    3/11/2015   
H.2098  An Act relative to the criminal justice training regarding autistic persons  Paul Brodeur    3/11/2015   
H.2114  An Act relative to the updating of fire safety laws in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Edward F. Coppinger    3/11/2015   
H.2110  An Act relative to the installation of approved smoke detectors in certain residential buildings and structures  Nick Collins    3/11/2015   
H.2193  An Act further regulating transportation of hazardous materials  RoseLee Vincent    3/11/2015   
H.2109  An Act relative to the installation of approved smoke detectors in certain residential buildings and structures  Nick Collins    3/11/2015   
H.2093  An Act relative to alien firearm licensing  Nicholas A. Boldyga    3/11/2015   
H.2092  An Act Relative to a Technical Correction of Chapter 284 of the Acts of 2014  Nicholas A. Boldyga    3/11/2015   
H.2145  An Act relative to the creation of the interagency council on management of adult and juvenile sexual offenders  Kay Khan    3/11/2015   
H.2191  An Act relative to firearm owners protection  David T. Vieira 
Anne M. Gobi  
3/11/2015   
H.2118  An Act relative to improving public safety and the public's right to know  Josh S. Cutler    3/11/2015   
H.2178  An Act relative to fire safety in buildings owned or operated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Theodore C. Speliotis    3/11/2015   
H.2177  An Act relative to implementing a blue alert system in the Commonwealth  Todd M. Smola    3/11/2015   
H.2179  An Act relative to modern sporting rifles  William M. Straus    3/11/2015   
H.2166  An Act to review security and safety procedures in the State House and state courthouses  Keiko M. Orrall    3/11/2015   
H.2096  An Act relative to the possession of dangerous open flame devices  Michael D. Brady    3/11/2015   
H.2165  An Act relative to manufactured buildings  James J. O'Day    3/11/2015   
H.3277  An Act relative to increasing hotel and motel safety  Shawn Dooley    3/27/2015   
H.2124  An Act relative to propane detectors  Shawn Dooley    3/11/2015   
H.2154  An Act relative to elevator inspections for small towns  Paul W. Mark    3/11/2015   
H.2125  An Act related to state fire code enforcement reporting  Peter J. Durant    3/11/2015   
H.2090  An Act relative to commercial use of hoisting equipment  Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.2091  An Act relative to personal use of hoisting equipment  Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.2144  An Act relative to military grade controlled property  Mary S. Keefe    3/11/2015   
H.2101  An Act to require seatbelts in school buses  Antonio F. D. Cabral    3/11/2015   
H.2155  An Act Relative to Unloaded Rifles or Shotguns  Paul W. Mark    3/11/2015   
H.2140  An Act relative to hoisting license renewal  Steven S. Howitt    3/11/2015   
H.2127  An Act relative to regulating licensed pawnbrokers  Robert F. Fennell    3/11/2015   
H.2128  An Act relative to protective custody  Robert F. Fennell    3/11/2015   
H.2170  An Act promoting the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement  Denise Provost    3/11/2015   
H.2188  An Act relative to firearms in the Commonwealth  Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.2156  An Act requiring carbon monoxide alarms in schools  Paul W. Mark 
Tricia Farley-Bouvier  
3/11/2015   
H.2099  An Act relative to the safety of schools, residences, and public assemblies  Paul Brodeur    3/11/2015   
H.2133  An Act relative to vertical reciprocating conveyors  Kenneth I. Gordon    3/11/2015   
H.2151  An Act relative to the disclosure of certain police reports  Jay D. Livingstone    3/11/2015   
H.2137  An Act to establish a pilot grant program using ‘Emotional CPR’ to decrease hostilities between police and citizens  Paul R. Heroux    3/11/2015   
H.2139  An Act Relative to Novelty Sparklers  Bradford R. Hill    3/11/2015   
H.2138  An Act relative to equitable firearm license fees  Paul R. Heroux    3/11/2015   
H.2194  An Act relative to amusement devices  Joseph F. Wagner    3/11/2015   
H.2163  An Act relative to vertical reciprocating conveyors  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.2195  An Act to increase the homeland security of the Commonwealth by merging the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police department into the department of state police  Joseph F. Wagner    3/11/2015   
H.2164  An Act relative to multi-year licensing  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.2100  An Act relative to the licensure of swimming pool builders and service contractors  Paul Brodeur    3/11/2015   
H.22  An Act relative to explosive bonds      3/10/2015