Joint Committee onPublic Service

Committee Contact Info

Senate Information
Room 507
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617)-722-1222
House Information
Room 156
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2240
It shall be the duty of the committee on Public Service to consider all matters concerning the salaries, civil service and retirement of public employees (including the retirement of judges, court personnel and county employees but excluding the salaries of said judges, court personnel and county employees), collective bargaining for state employees and other public employees and such other matters as may be referred.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
Mar 30 2015 11:00 AM H61, An Act providing for an employee retirement incentive program

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Completed A-1
Apr 7 2015 12:00 PM Several home rule petitions

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Completed B-2
May 12 2015 1:00 PM Cost-of-living adjustments

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Completed B-2
1:00 PM Early retirement

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1:00 PM Indemnification

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1:00 PM Bills reported favorably in the 188th General Court

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Jun 2 2015 11:00 AM Bills relative to civil service and residency requirements

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Completed B-2
Jun 9 2015 11:00 AM Bills relative to investments

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Completed A-2
Jun 23 2015 1:00 PM Bills relative to veterans matters

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Completed B-1
Jul 21 2015 11:00 AM Senate measures

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Completed B-1
11:00 AM House measures

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Sep 8 2015 1:00 PM Bills relative to insurance

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Completed B-1
Sep 15 2015 1:00 PM Bills relative to group classification

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Completed B-1
Sep 29 2015 11:00 AM Bills relative to individual retirement and individual creditable service

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Completed A-2
Oct 20 2015 1:00 PM Bills relative to creditable service

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Completed 437
Oct 27 2015 1:00 PM Bills relative to disability retirement and killed in the line of duty benefits

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Nov 10 2015 1:00 PM Miscellaneous bills

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Completed A-1
Nov 17 2015 11:00 AM Bills relative to pension reform and presumptions

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Completed A-2
Nov 24 2015 1:00 PM H3859

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Completed A-1
Jan 12 2016 1:00 PM Bills relative to retirement

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Completed A-1
Jan 26 2016 1:00 PM Bills relative to collective bargaining

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Completed A-2
1:00 PM An Act to modernize municipal finance and government

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1:00 PM An Act relative to restoration to service

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Feb 24 2016 11:00 AM Late filed bills

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Completed A-2
Apr 13 2016 1:00 PM Late filed bills

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Completed B-1
May 18 2016 12:00 PM Late filed bills

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Completed 222
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.4221  An Act relative to defining employees classified in Group 4  Tackey Chan    4/15/2016  Scheduled For 5/18/2016 12:00:00 PM  
H.4025  An Act exempting the position of police chief in the town of Orange from the civil service law  Susannah M. Whipps Lee    2/25/2016  Scheduled For 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.4112  An Act relative to the retirement benefits of Dana Moore  Susannah M. Whipps Lee    3/21/2016  Scheduled For 4/13/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.4325  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Robin Waine, an employee of the Department of Transportation  Daniel J. Ryan    5/20/2016   
H.4263  An Act authorizing the town of Deerfield to continue the employment of police officers Gary Sibilia and David Gendron  Stephen Kulik 
Stanley C. Rosenberg  
5/9/2016  Scheduled For 5/18/2016 12:00:00 PM  
H.4289  An Act relative to limiting sick leave/vacation buy back for public employees  Colleen M. Garry    5/13/2016  Scheduled For 5/18/2016 12:00:00 PM  
H.4290  An Act relative to retirement benefits for the Chelmsford Water District employees  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.    5/13/2016  Scheduled For 5/18/2016 12:00:00 PM  
S.2281  An Act authorizing the Town of Windsor to continue the employment of Police Chief Thomas Barnaby  Benjamin B. Downing    5/9/2016  Scheduled For 5/18/2016 12:00:00 PM  
H.4319  An Act authorizing the appointment of retired police officers in the Town of Nantucket to serve as special police officers  Timothy R. Madden 
Daniel A. Wolf  
5/23/2016   
H.4337  An Act exempting certain positions in the city of Marlborough from the Civil Service Law  Danielle W. Gregoire    5/31/2016   
H.4338  An Act providing that future members of the police force of the town of Sharon shall be exempt from the provisions of the civil service law  Louis L. Kafka    5/31/2016