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
Jun 15 2016 12:00 PM Late filed bills

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Completed B-2
Jun 29 2016 12:00 PM Late filed bills

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Completed B-2
Jul 21 2016 1:00 PM Late File Bills

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Completed A-2
Sep 6 2016 1:00 PM Late File Bills

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Confirmed A-1
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  
S.2349  An Act clarifying a public service worker's retirement earnings limitation  Viriato M. deMacedo    6/15/2016  Scheduled For 6/29/2016 12:00:00 PM  
H.4580  An Act authorizing Timothy King to purchase creditable service from the Barnstable county retirement board  Sarah K. Peake    8/16/2016  Scheduled For 9/6/2016 1:00:00 PM  
S.2321  An Act relative to retirement benefits for Thomas Brian Donnelly  Marc R. Pacheco    6/6/2016  Scheduled For 6/15/2016 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.4341  An Act to reform sick time  Charles D. Baker    5/31/2016  Scheduled For 6/15/2016 12:00:00 PM  
H.4448  An Act authorizing the town of Ware to exempt David A. Powers from the maximum age requirement for applying for Civil Service appointment as a firefighter  Todd M. Smola    6/30/2016  Scheduled For 7/21/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.4465  An Act authorizing the town of Boylston to continue the employment of police chief Anthony Sahagian  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.    7/7/2016  Scheduled For 7/21/2016 1:00:00 PM  
S.2376  An Act relative to the provision of health insurance in the town of Huntington  Benjamin B. Downing    6/29/2016  Scheduled For 7/21/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.4514  An Act relative to retirement survivor benefits for Katherine M. McGuinness  John H. Rogers    7/15/2016  Scheduled For 7/21/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.4476  An Act relative to the retirement benefits of retired police officer John R. Busby, Jr. of the Falmouth police department  David T. Vieira    7/8/2016  Scheduled For 7/21/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.4581  An Act authorizing Michael Locke to purchase creditable service from the Barnstable county retirement board  Sarah K. Peake    8/16/2016  Scheduled For 9/6/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.4545  An Act granting creditable service to James Boyle  Gailanne M. Cariddi    7/28/2016  Scheduled For 9/6/2016 1:00:00 PM  
H.4587  An Act authorizing the town of Whately to continue the employment of firefighter Peter Hannum  Stephen Kulik 
Stanley C. Rosenberg  
8/25/2016   
H.4527  An Act relative to the special police officer in the city known as the town of Weymouth  James M. Murphy    7/21/2016   
H.4572  An Act exempting all ranks of sworn police officers in the town of Grafton Police Department from the provisions of civil service law  David K. Muradian, Jr. 
Michael O. Moore  
8/8/2016  Scheduled For 9/6/2016 1:00:00 PM  
S.2484  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Donna Paul, an employee of the Department of Corrections  Richard J. Ross    8/25/2016   
S.9  Amendments to declaration of trust  State Retirees Benefits Trust Board of Trustees    2/6/2015  Scheduled For 11/10/2015 1:00:00 PM