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Joint Committee onPublic Service

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Room 413C
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1280
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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
May 14 2013 11:00 AM Bills Reported Favorably in 2011-2012

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Completed 437
Jun 10 2013 11:00 AM Bills Regarding Creditable Service

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Completed A-1
Jun 18 2013 11:00 AM Bills to be Heard

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Completed B-1
Jun 26 2013 11:00 AM Bills to be Heard

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Completed A-2
Jul 16 2013 11:00 AM Bills to Be Heard

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Completed A-2
Jul 23 2013 11:00 AM Bills to Be Heard

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Completed A-2
Sep 10 2013 11:00 AM Bills to be Heard

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Oct 22 2013 11:00 AM Bills to be Heard

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Completed A-2
Oct 31 2013 11:00 AM Bills to be Heard

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Nov 21 2013 11:00 AM Bills to be Heard

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Completed A-2
Nov 25 2013 11:00 AM Bills to be Heard

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Dec 10 2013 10:00 AM Bills regarding Collective Bargaining

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Completed B-1
Jan 7 2014 11:00 AM Bills regarding Group Classification

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Jan 14 2014 11:00 AM Bills to Be Heard

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Completed A-1
Jan 21 2014 11:00 AM Bills to be heard

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Completed A-1
Jan 28 2014 11:00 AM Joint Committee on Public Service (no topics published)   Completed B-1
Feb 24 2014 1:00 PM Bills regarding multiple topics

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Feb 25 2014 11:00 AM Joint Committee on Public Service (no topics published)   Completed A-2
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.3443  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Carmen Berry, an employee of the Department of Children and Families  Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.   Favorable 
S.1775  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jason Saunders, an employee of the Department of Correction  Jennifer L. Flanagan   Favorable 
H.3447  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Thomas Mulvey, an employee of the Department of Housing and Community Development  Edward F. Coppinger
Michael F. Rush  
Favorable 
H.3450  An Act authorizing the mayor of the city of Somerville to appoint Sean A. Collier a police officer of the city of Somerville  Denise Provost
Patricia D. Jehlen  
Favorable 
H.3441  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Kristen Giunta, an employee of the Department of Correction  John V. Fernandes
Richard T. Moore  
Favorable 
H.3481  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Janet Everett, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation  Martin J. Walsh   Favorable 
H.3468  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Linda Barlow, an employee of the Department of Mental Health  Patricia A. Haddad
Michael J. Rodrigues  
Favorable 
H.3227  An Act authorizing the appointment of William M. Cowl, Jr. as a firefighter in the city of Haverhill notwithstanding the maximum age requirement  Brian S. Dempsey   Favorable 
H.3449  An Act exempting the positions of police chief and fire chief in the city of Peabody from the civil service law  Leah Cole   Favorable 
H.3286  An Act authorizing the town of Sunderland to continue the employment of Richard E. Dickinson as a call firefighter  Stephen Kulik   Favorable 
H.2460  An Act extending protections to employees of the Commonwealth  Martin J. Walsh   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3508  An Act relative to the town manager of the town of Saugus  Donald H. Wong   Favorable 
H.3502  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Nancy LeBlanc, an employee of the department of public health  Donald Humason   Favorable 
H.2211  An Act authorizing the town of Chelmsford to continue the employment of Fire Chief Michael Curran  Cory Atkins   Favorable 
H.3524  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Patricia A. Raftery, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation  Garrett J. Bradley
Robert L. Hedlund  
Favorable 
H.2476  An Act relative to reinstatement  Martin J. Walsh   Favorable 
H.2268  An Act relative to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority   Nick Collins   Favorable 
H.2400  An Act relative to the officers of the court  Rhonda Nyman   Favorable 
H.2408  An Act providing for certain payment by the teacher's retirement system  Sarah K. Peake   Favorable 
H.2422  An Act relative to injured on duty benefits for environmental police officers  Kathi-Anne Reinstein   Favorable 
H.2352  An Act relative to protecting the rights of custodial and other non teaching employees of school districts  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.   Favorable 
H.2354  An Act relative to certain Option B and Option C retirees  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.   Favorable 
H.2484  An Act authorizing the State Retirement Board to grant creditable service to Thomas Famulari  Steven M. Walsh   Favorable 
H.2295  An Act relative to the Muscular Dystrophy Association   Diana DiZoglio   Favorable 
H.2384  An Act to define further teacher for retirement purposes  Elizabeth A. Malia   Favorable 
S.1808  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Heather Pietras-Gladu, an employee of the Department of Children and Families  Michael R. Knapik   Favorable 
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.14  An Act regarding post retirement earnings and unemployment benefits  NONE    2/15/2013  Scheduled For 1/21/2014 11:00:00 AM  
H.24  An Act relative to retirement benefits  NONE    2/15/2013  Scheduled For 6/26/2013 11:00:00 AM  
H.2344  An Act relative to the retirement of Mr. Kenneth Wheeler  Anne M. Gobi    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/14/2014 11:00:00 AM  
H.2345  An Act relative to the Bureau of Fire Control employees  Anne M. Gobi    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/7/2014 11:00:00 AM  
H.2346  An Act relative to the retirement rights of building trades employees at institutions of public higher education  Anne M. Gobi    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/7/2014 11:00:00 AM  
H.2347  An Act relative to the survivor benefits of Michael J. Simeone.  Anne M. Gobi    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/14/2014 11:00:00 AM  
H.2421  An Act relative to the Department of Fire Services  Kathi-Anne Reinstein    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/7/2014 11:00:00 AM  
H.2348  An Act relative to retirement benefits and UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc.  Anne M. Gobi    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/10/2013 11:00:00 AM  
H.2279  An Act to require restroom breaks for public transit  Mark J. Cusack    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/21/2014 11:00:00 AM  
H.2370  An Act relative to the retirement benefits of state police dispatchers  Peter V. Kocot    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 1/7/2014 11:00:00 AM  
H.2389  An Act relative to the collective bargaining rights for employees of the Committee on Public Counsel Services  Michael J. Moran    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/25/2013 11:00:00 AM  
S.1225  An Act relative to public investment in fossil fuels  Benjamin B. Downing    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/10/2013 11:00:00 AM  
H.59  An Act providing retiree healthcare benefits reform  Deval L. Patrick    2/19/2013  Scheduled For 10/31/2013 11:00:00 AM  
S.223  An Act improving quality in early education care centers  Sal N. DiDomenico    3/18/2013  Scheduled For 11/25/2013 11:00:00 AM  
H.477  An Act to improve quality in early education centers  Jeffrey Sánchez    3/29/2013  Scheduled For 11/25/2013 11:00:00 AM  
H.3432  An Act relative to the town of Sterling  Harold P. Naughton, Jr. 
Kimberly N. Ferguson  
1/22/2013  Scheduled For 2/24/2014 1:00:00 PM  
H.3517  An Act exempting the position of deputy police chief in the town of Dedham from the civil service law  Paul McMurtry 
Michael F. Rush  
6/21/2013  Scheduled For 10/22/2013 11:00:00 AM  
H.3552  An Act exempting the position of deputy chief of police in the town of Natick from the civil service law  David Paul Linsky 
Karen E. Spilka  
7/16/2013  Scheduled For 10/22/2013 11:00:00 AM  
H.3853  An Act authorizing the reinstatement of Kenneth G. Laxton as a reserve police officer in the town of Southwick  Nicholas A. Boldyga 
Donald F. Humason, Jr.  
1/21/2014  Scheduled For 2/24/2014 1:00:00 PM  
S.2051  An Act authorizing the town of Chesterfield to continue the employment of police chief Gary Wickland  Benjamin B. Downing    3/24/2014   
H.4043  An Act relative to the one-year Cambridge residency preference for persons being considered for original appointment to the Cambridge Police Force and Fire Force  Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.    4/16/2014   

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