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Joint Committee onPublic Safety and Homeland Security

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Room 507
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1222
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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
Mar 27 2013 10:00 AM Miscellaneous

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Apr 4 2013 1:00 PM Miscellaneous

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Completed A-1
May 21 2013 10:00 AM Public Safety

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Completed B-1
Jun 27 2013 2:00 PM Miscellaneous

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Completed 222
Sep 13 2013 10:00 AM Firearm and Gun Legislation

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Oct 3 2013 10:00 AM Law Enforcement

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Oct 7 2013 10:00 AM Inspections

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Nov 20 2013 10:00 AM FIRE

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Dec 12 2013 10:00 AM Corrections and Transportation

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Feb 11 2014 1:00 PM Miscellaneous

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Apr 2 2014 12:00 PM Miscellaneous

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.2116  An Act establishing an emergency equipment grant program for firefighters  Bruce J. Ayers   Favorable 
H.2117  An Act to jet ski safety  Bruce J. Ayers   Favorable 
H.2160  An Act establishing the Massachusetts child AMBER Alert plan  Kevin J. Kuros   Favorable 
S.1148  An Act providing for HIV testing for at risk police officers.  Thomas M. McGee   Favorable with Changes 
S.1197  An Act relative to uniform disciplinary procedures for correctional officers  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1196  An Act relative to emergency medical services at certain prison facilities  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1194  An Act relative to the issuance of uniform sheriff's identification cards  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1193  An Act relative to the issuance of uniform firefighter identification cards  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1191  An Act establishing the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial Fund   James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1188  An Act relative to the Massachusetts Military Reservation Fire Department  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1187  An Act requiring health care employers to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1183  An Act relative to the Architectural Access Board  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1181  An Act relative to the oversight of inspections  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1180  An Act relative to hazardous materials response  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1150  An Act relative to voluntary towing reform  Michael O. Moore   Favorable 
S.1146  An Act relative to rock wall climbing safeguards  Thomas M. McGee   Favorable 
S.1145  An Act establishing the 104th fighter wing fire department  Michael R. Knapik   Favorable 
S.1123  An Act relative to medical examinations in correctional facilities  Cynthia S. Creem   Favorable 
S.1119  An Act relative to the interstate compact warrant.  Cynthia S. Creem   Favorable 
S.1114  An Act relative to implementing a blue alert system in the Commonwealth   Harriette L. Chandler   Favorable 
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.2164  An act regarding smoke detectors in condominiums  Brian R. Mannal    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/20/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2198  An Act relative to bullet proof vests  Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3282  An Act relative to firearms in the Commonwealth  Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2153  An Act relative to fire protection systems for buildings and structures  Louis L. Kafka    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/20/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3279  An Act relative to firearm licensing  David B. Sullivan    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2199  An Act relative to the possession of weapons  Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2131  An Act establishing a prepaid wireless E911 surcharge  Michael A. Costello    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 2/11/2014 1:00:00 PM  
H.2157  An Act relative to the creation of a sex offender management board  Kay Khan    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 12/12/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3257  An Act providing for the secure storage of large numbers of firearms  Kevin J. Murphy    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2188  An Act relative to shooting near highway or dwelling.  Kathi-Anne Reinstein    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3254  An Act relative to the sale and possession of body armor  Brian R. Mannal    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3252  An Act relative to senior gun owner equity act  Kevin J. Kuros    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2165  An act relative to motor fuel pump or device barriers  Brian R. Mannal    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/27/2013 2:00:00 PM  
S.1140  An Act requiring a firearms licensing authority to provide a receipt for firearm license applications.  John F. Keenan    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1131  An Act increasing the penalties for the illegal possession of firearms  Eileen M. Donoghue    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1132  An Act relative to dangerous weapons  Eileen M. Donoghue    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2124  An Act requiring carbon monoxide alarms in all residential, governmental and commercial structures  Paul Brodeur    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/20/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2142  An Act relative to parking lots.  Carolyn C. Dykema    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 4/4/2013 1:00:00 PM  
S.1162  An Act enhancing public safety through the use of technology  Anthony W. Petruccelli    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3264  An Act relative to civil rights and public safety  George N. Peterson, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2144  An Act relative to protective custody  Robert F. Fennell    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/3/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2155  An Act relative to the installation of approved smoke detectors in certain residential buildings and structures   John D. Keenan    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/20/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1115  An Act to improve the collection and analysis of data relative to traffic stops and to establish a primary safety belt law  Harriette L. Chandler    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/3/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2148  An Act relative to natural gas alarms  Anne M. Gobi    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/20/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2150  An Act relative to reporting jail and house of correction by the Commissioner of Prisons  Paul R. Heroux    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 12/12/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3244  An Act relative to firearm safety training of military personnel  Anne M. Gobi    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1143  An Act relative to firearm permits for retired law enforcement personnel   Michael R. Knapik    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3245  An Act relative to firearm safety training of military personnel  Anne M. Gobi    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1163  An Act relative to a study commission on GPS locators in firearms  Anthony W. Petruccelli    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2190  An Act relative to the authority of police officers of the city of Boston and the town of Dedham  Angelo M. Scaccia 
Paul McMurtry  
1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/3/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1128  An Act relative to the installation of approved smoke detectors in certain residential buildings and structures  Kenneth J. Donnelly    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/20/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3251  An Act relative to a report of firearms statistics  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3265  An Act associated with incurred fines for delayed firearm license renewals  George N. Peterson, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2163  An act amending the periodic inspections of elevators and lifts  Timothy R. Madden    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/7/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3266  An Act relative to constitutional rights  George N. Peterson, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3268  An Act relative to equitable firearm license fees  George N. Peterson, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3269  An Act relative to fair licensing  George N. Peterson, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3270  An Act relative to firearm license disqualifiers  George N. Peterson, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3271  An Act relative to non-resident Second Amendment civil rights  George N. Peterson, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2182  An Act relative to the lawful sale of handguns  George N. Peterson, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3272  An Act relative to the term of firearm licenses  George N. Peterson, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3273  An Act relative to youth firearm training and competition  George N. Peterson, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2183  An Act relative to youth hunting programs  George N. Peterson, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2184  An Act removing change of address civil rights penalties  George N. Peterson, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3274  An Act repealing the ban on modern sporting arms  George N. Peterson, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2202  Resolve providing for a “Special Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training” to study and make recommendations concerning the implementation of a Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) system.   David T. Vieira    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/3/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1198  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to school safety  James E. Timilty    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2127  An Act relative to the dissemination of criminal record information to private detectives licensed by the Department of State Police  James M. Cantwell    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/3/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3247  An Act relative to creating an Olympic firearm roster   Sheila C. Harrington    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1120  An Act relative to preventing illegal trafficking of firearms  Cynthia S. Creem    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1160  An Act relative to surrender and storage  Richard T. Moore    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1157  An Act prohibiting the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms during a state of emergency  Richard T. Moore    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1159  An Act relative to deceptive weapons  Richard T. Moore    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1161  Resolutions relative to firearm licensing  Richard T. Moore    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1126  An Act relative to firearms and firearms violence  Cynthia S. Creem    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2181  An Act relative to the lawful sale of ammunition  George N. Peterson, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1178  An Act creating separate criminal offenses for assault committed with a firearm  James E. Timilty    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1116  An Act regarding the prevention of illegal trafficking and gun violence among youth in the Commonwealth  Sonia Chang-Diaz    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2192  An Act relative to knife manufacturing  Todd M. Smola    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 4/4/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.3237  An Act relative to bow hunting  Tackey Chan    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3238  Resolve to establish a special commission relative to gun violence and the reduction of poverty in the Commonwealth   Thomas P. Conroy    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3316  An Act establishing a voluntary firearm turn-in program  William Smitty Pignatelli    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3253  An Act to reduce gun violence and to protect the citizens of the Commonwealth  David Paul Linsky    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3275  An Act relative to sales tax exemptions for gun safes and trigger locks  George N. Peterson, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3276  An Act relative to gun safe deductions   George N. Peterson, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1156  An Act relative to licenses to carry firearms and certain knives  Richard T. Moore    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.47  An Act to strengthen and enhance firearms laws in the Commonwealth.  Deval L. Patrick    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3236  An Act closing automatic rifle loopholes  Antonio F. D. Cabral    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3235  An Act regarding breaking and entering of a firearm retailer, wholesaler or manufacturer  Christine E. Canavan    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3249  An Act relative to sentencing reform  Russell E. Holmes    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 12/12/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3250  An Act to combat gun violence  Russell E. Holmes 
John Hart, Jr.  
1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3255  An Act creating a statewide gun offender registry  Aaron Michlewitz    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3256  An Act relative to the transmission of firearms background check information  Aaron Michlewitz    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3263  An Act relative to the pretrial detention of violent offenders  George N. Peterson, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3267  An Act relative to an unloaded rifle or shotgun  George N. Peterson, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3362  An Act relative to the preservation of the second amendment  F. Jay Barrows    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3315  An Act requiring microphones and audio-recorders on tasers  William C. Galvin    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/3/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3430  An Act relative to mental illness and firearms  Linda Campbell    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3588  An Act requiring the hands-free use of mobile telephones while driving  Joint Committee on Transportation    8/30/2013   
H.3965  An Act relative to firearm identification cards  Paul R. Heroux    3/18/2014   
H.3966  An Act to preserve 2nd Amendment Rights  Paul R. Heroux 
Josh S. Cutler  
3/18/2014   
H.3967  An Act to assist police and state agenices in the FID and LTC application and renewal process  Paul R. Heroux    3/18/2014   
H.3724  An Act to prevent concussion and head injury  Joint Committee on Education    3/19/2014   

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