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Joint Committee onPublic Service

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Room 511B
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617)-722-1206
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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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Jan 21 2014 11:00 AM Bills to be heard

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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.4041  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Marcy L. Bray, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services  Todd M. Smola   Favorable 
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  
Favorable 
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  
Favorable 
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.  
Favorable 
H.3432  An Act relative to the town of Sterling  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.
Kimberly N. Ferguson  
Favorable 
S.2051  An Act authorizing the town of Chesterfield to continue the employment of police chief Gary Wickland  Benjamin B. Downing   Adverse 
S.2150  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Denise Frost, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services  Marc R. Pacheco   Favorable 
S.2155  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Kyle Melvin, an employee of the Department of Correction  John F. Keenan   Favorable 
H.4093  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Maria Blanciforte, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services  Carlo Basile   Favorable 
H.4116  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Richard Brophey, an employee of the Department of Unemployment Assistance  Sheila C. Harrington   Favorable 
H.4117  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Thomas D. Tierney, an employee of the highway division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation  Tricia Farley-Bouvier
Benjamin B. Downing  
Favorable 
H.4177  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Andrea Thomas, an employee of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance  James R. Miceli   Favorable 
S.2185  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Margaret Poindexter, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation  Sal N. DiDomenico   Favorable 
H.4189  public service, retirement and other related issues  Joint Committee on Public Service   Study 
H.4202  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Lana A. Soricelli, an employee of the Executive Office of Administration and Finance  Bruce J. Ayers   Favorable 
H.4203  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Mariange Robert, an employee of the Department of Correction  Christine E. Canavan   Favorable 
H.3643  An Act authorizing the appointment of special police officers in the city of Barnstable  Brian R. Mannal
Cleon H. Turner  
Favorable 
H.2411  An Act relative to sons and daughters of corrections officers  Elizabeth A. Poirier   Favorable 
H.4230  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Kimberley DeSiata, an employee of the Department of State Police  Aaron Michlewitz   Favorable 
H.2344  An Act relative to the retirement of Mr. Kenneth Wheeler  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 
H.2347  An Act relative to the survivor benefits of Michael J. Simeone.  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 
S.2131  An Act authorizing the town of Sunderland to continue the employment of James P. Bielunis as a call firefighter  Stanley C. Rosenberg   Adverse 
S.2131  An Act authorizing the town of Sunderland to continue the employment of James P. Bielunis as a call firefighter  Stanley C. Rosenberg   Favorable 
S.1225  An Act relative to public investment in fossil fuels  Benjamin B. Downing   Adverse 
H.4105  An Act relative to Holyoke Police Officer David Zolendziewski  Aaron Vega   Favorable with Changes 
H.4264  An Act relative to the Department of Fire Services  Joint Committee on Public Service   Redraft 
S.2221  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jose Portalatin, an employee of the Department of Correction  Richard T. Moore   Favorable 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
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  
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.4092  An Act relative to retirement benefits for Thomas Brian Donnelly  Susan Williams Gifford    5/20/2014   
H.4251  An Act relative to the retirement benefits of Howard S. Levine   Paul R. Heroux    7/2/2014   
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   
H.4071  An Act relative to public safety employee death benefits  David Paul Linsky 
Karen E. Spilka  
5/13/2014   
S.2137  An Act to manage the other post-employment benefits liability of the town of Harvard  James B. Eldridge    5/19/2014   
S.2147  An Act exempting the position of police chief of the town of Rockport from the civil service law  Bruce E. Tarr    5/21/2014   
S.2259  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Anthony Gerniglia, an employee of the Department of Youth Services  Thomas M. McGee    7/9/2014   
S.2178  An Act allowing certain senior support staff members of Protection Fire Co. No. 1 of Byfield to continue to serve beyond the age of 65  Bruce E. Tarr    6/10/2014   
H.4172  An Act exempting the police department in the town of Burlington from the Civil Service Law  Kenneth I. Gordon 
Kenneth J. Donnelly  
6/13/2014   
H.4173  An Act relative to health insurance benefits for elected officials in the town of Andover  Frank A. Moran    6/13/2014   
H.4194  An Act creating a special police force in the town of Duxbury  Josh S. Cutler 
Thomas J. Calter  
6/20/2014   
H.4195  An Act authorizing the town of Conway to continue the employment of David Johnson as police officer  Stephen Kulik 
Benjamin B. Downing  
6/20/2014   
H.4196  An Act relative to special police officers in the town of Norwood  John H. Rogers 
Michael F. Rush  
6/20/2014   
H.4222  An Act authorizing the town of Whately to continue the employment of Donald Dufault and John DuBois  Stephen Kulik 
Stanley C. Rosenberg  
6/27/2014   
H.4223  An Act relative to firefighters in the town of Merrimac  Leonard Mirra    6/27/2014   
H.4224  An Act authorizing the appointment of special police officers in the town of Merrimac  Leonard Mirra    6/27/2014   
H.4250  An Act relative to the retirement benefits of the surviving spouse of the Honorable Jonathan Brant  Ruth B. Balser    7/2/2014   
H.4267  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Athanasios Gougoulias, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services  Paul McMurtry    7/9/2014   
H.4268  An Act relative to establishing a sick leave bank for Anita Rebello, an employee of the Department of Children and Families  Antonio F. D. Cabral    7/9/2014   
S.1225  An Act relative to public investment in fossil fuels  Benjamin B. Downing    7/3/2014  Scheduled For 9/10/2013 11:00:00 AM  

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