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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.
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Mar 27 2013 10:00 AM Miscellaneous

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Apr 4 2013 1:00 PM Miscellaneous

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May 21 2013 10:00 AM Public Safety

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Jun 27 2013 2:00 PM Miscellaneous

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Sep 13 2013 10:00 AM Firearm and Gun Legislation

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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
S.2012  An Act to prevent shackling and promote safe pregnancies for female inmates  Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security   Redraft 
S.1118  An Act relative to criminal justice training regarding autistic persons  Katherine M. Clark   Favorable 
S.1130  An Act establishing regional lockup facilities  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
S.1134  Resolve establishing a special commission on prisoner and correctional officer suicides  James B. Eldridge   Favorable 
S.1154  An Act establishing the Correctional Officers' Procedural Bill of Rights  Michael O. Moore   Favorable 
S.1174  An act creating a pilot program to limit driving under the influence of alcohol  Bruce E. Tarr   Favorable 
S.1182  An Act relative to hoisting in-service training programs and short-term rental entities   James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1184  An Act relative to amusement devices  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1185  An Act relative to the recreational tramway board  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1186  An Act relative to public warehousemen  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1189  An Act relative to police training  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1190  An Act relative to police details  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1192  An Act relative to the illegal occupation of a building  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1195  An Act changing the composition of the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1200  An Act relative to zero tolerance for violence and aggression by adults at youth sporting events  James T. Welch   Favorable 
H.2126  An Act reducing prescription drug abuse  James M. Cantwell   Favorable 
H.3242  An Act relative to protecting domestic violence victims from repeat offenders  Carolyn C. Dykema   Favorable 
H.3246  An Act relative to bank robberies and collection of fraudulent checks  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.   Favorable 
H.3868  An Act granting, updating, and revising defense policies of the Commonwealth  Deval L. Patrick   Favorable 
H.3262  An Act relative to novelty sparklers  George N. Peterson, Jr.   Favorable 
H.2174  An Act relative to the Massachusetts emergency information program  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Favorable 
S.1155  An Act relative to sheriffs  Michael O. Moore   Favorable 
S.1121  An Act relative to training for law enforcement in dealing with individuals suffering from mental illness.  Cynthia S. Creem   Favorable 
S.1122  An Act relative to the Forensic Sciences Advisory Board  Cynthia S. Creem   Favorable 
S.1135  An Act to restore community trust in Massachusetts law enforcement  James B. Eldridge   Favorable 
S.1147  An Act promote safety in the transportation of students.  Thomas M. McGee   Favorable 
S.1153  An Act relative to accreditation bodies for forensic and scientific analysis  Michael O. Moore   Favorable 
S.1164  An Act relative to biennial elevator inspections  Stanley C. Rosenberg   Favorable 
S.1170  An Act relative to unsafe elevators  Michael F. Rush   Favorable 
S.1176  An Act relative to the expansion of the state DNA database  Bruce E. Tarr   Favorable 
S.1713  An act to include Federal Law Enforcement Officers as police officers   Bruce E. Tarr   Favorable 
H.2115  An Act relative to elevator inspections   James Arciero   Favorable 
H.2119  An Act relative to the Department of Fire Services Commission  Bruce J. Ayers   Favorable 
H.2140  An Act relative to the disclosure of autopsy reports  Peter J. Durant   Favorable 
H.2147  An Act relative to penalties for false distress calls  Ann-Margaret Ferrante   Favorable 
H.2158  An Act requiring the use of helmets for equine riders and drivers  Peter V. Kocot   Favorable 
H.2173  An Act relative to vertical reciprocating conveyors  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Favorable 
H.2175  An Act relative to the possession of dangerous open flame devices  Rhonda Nyman   Favorable 
H.2197  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.   Favorable 
H.2200  Resolve establishing a special commission to investigate and study relative to the application of building codes when existing structures in gateway cities are converted to a mixed-use development   Aaron Vega   Favorable 
H.2203  An Act relative to amusement devices  Joseph F. Wagner   Favorable 
H.3198  An Act relative to the members of the Massachusetts National Guard   Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Favorable 
H.3239  An Act relative to mandatory sentences for those committing an assault on a law enforcement officer  Viriato Manuel deMacedo   Favorable 
H.3240  An Act relative to hidden compartments  Stephen L. DiNatale   Favorable 
H.3258  An Act Act relative to dangerous weapons  David M. Nangle   Favorable 
H.3361  An Act relative to the inspection of the maritime safety and environmental protection of the Long Island Bridge  Bruce J. Ayers   Favorable 
H.3431  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to preparedness for natural disasters  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Favorable 
H.2130  An Act relative to fire safety  Edward F. Coppinger   Favorable 
H.3936  An Act establishing a district to operate a regional public safety communications and dispatch center for the city known as the city of Revere and the town of Winthrop  Robert A. DeLeo   Favorable 

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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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