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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.
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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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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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Oct 31 2013 11:00 AM Bills to be Heard

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Nov 21 2013 11:00 AM Bills to be Heard

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Nov 25 2013 11:00 AM Bills to be Heard

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Dec 10 2013 10:00 AM Bills regarding Collective Bargaining

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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.3878  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Rebecca Paylor, an employee of the Department of Children and Families  John J. Binienda
Michael O. Moore  
Favorable 
S.1997  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for John Gallagher, an employee of the Department of Youth Services  Marc R. Pacheco   Favorable 
H.2222  An Act relative to sons and daughters of corrections officers  Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 
S.1930  An Act exempting part-time call firefighters in the town of Athol from the civil service law   Stephen M. Brewer   Favorable 
H.3791  An Act authorizing the town of Winchester to continue employment of police chief Kenneth C. Albertelli  Jason Lewis   Favorable 
H.3304  An Act relative to the retirement allowance of Derek Cook in the city of Springfield  Benjamin Swan   Favorable 
H.3525  An Act clarifying the term of appointment of non-civil service police officers  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Favorable 
S.1996  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Juan Leon, an employee of the Department of Correction   Jennifer L. Flanagan   Favorable 
H.3900  An Act Sick Leave Bank for Marycatherin Paniss  Denise Andrews
Stephen M. Brewer  
Favorable 
H.3904  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Tracy Longvall-Rivera, an employee of the Department of Youth Services  Kimberly N. Ferguson   Favorable 
S.1269  An Act to expand the septic tax credit  Anthony W. Petruccelli   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3916  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Leanne O'Donoghue, an employee of the Department of Children and Families   Christine E. Canavan   Favorable 
H.3637  An Act exempting Martin B. Parayno from the maximum age requirement for firefighters in the city of Methuen  Diana DiZoglio   Favorable 
H.3864  An Act relative to the appointment of special police officers in the city of Newton  Kay Khan   Favorable 
S.2029  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Cynthia Salsman, an employee of the Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts   Sal N. DiDomenico   Favorable 
S.1964  An Act exempting certain positions in the police department of the town of Sandwich from the civil service law  Therese Murray   Favorable 
S.1999  An Act authorizing the town of Oakham to continue the employment of Fire Chief Thomas Snay  Stephen M. Brewer   Favorable 
S.1298  An Act relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining   James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1202  An Act relative to providing the next of kin of a state police officer killed in the line of duty with a flag during the memorial service.  Stephen M. Brewer   Favorable 
H.3487  An Act authorizing the appointment of Scott Bradish as a firefighter in the city of Haverhill notwithstanding the maximum age requirement  Brian S. Dempsey   Favorable 
H.3807  An Act authorizing the appointment of Scott Marchand as a firefighter in the city of Haverhill notwithstanding the maximum age requirement  Brian S. Dempsey
Kathleen O'Connor Ives  
Favorable 
H.3228  An Act authorizing the appointment of Billy Ray Hawkins, Jr. as a firefighter in the city of Haverhill notwithstanding the maximum age requirement  Brian S. Dempsey   Favorable 
S.1255  An Act relative to sons and daughters of corrections officers  Michael O. Moore   Favorable 
S.2049  An Act to provide contract employees with health insurance and retirement benefits  Joint Committee on Public Service   Redraft 
H.3959  An Act relative to the Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School District  Theodore C. Speliotis
Joan B. Lovely  
Favorable 
H.23  An Act relative to the Massachusetts State Employees Retirement System  NONE   Favorable 
H.42  An Act relative to municipal unemployment insurance  Deval L. Patrick   Favorable 
H.2296  An Act relative to veterans  Paul J. Donato   Favorable 
H.2390  An Act relative to survivor allowance  Michael J. Moran   Favorable 
H.2392  An Act relative to the Office of Senior Justice  James M. Murphy   Favorable 
H.2419  An Act relative to firefighters cessation program.  Kathi-Anne Reinstein   Favorable 
H.2444  An Act to provide funding of certain collective bargaining agreements  William M. Straus   Favorable 
H.3794  An Act exempting the Police Department of the Town of Westwood from the provisions of the Civil Service Law  Paul McMurtry
Michael F. Rush  
Favorable 
H.3852  An Act authorizing the reinstatement of Richard L. Cross as a reserve police officer in the town of Southwick  Nicholas A. Boldyga
Donald F. Humason, Jr.  
Favorable 
H.3876  An Act authorizing the town of Conway to continue the employment of Robert Baker and Ronald Hawkes   Stephen Kulik
Benjamin B. Downing  
Favorable 
H.3809  An Act directing the State-Saugus retirement board to retire John Coburn a police officer of the town of Saugus  Donald H. Wong   Favorable 
S.2002  An Act directing the city of Boston Police Department to waive the maximum age requirement for police officer Edward Grace  Sal N. DiDomenico   Favorable 
S.2042  An Act relative to the disability retirement of Woburn police officer Robert DeNapoli  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
S.1214  An Act relative to age restrictions for veterans applying to be police officers and firefighters  Sal N. DiDomenico   Favorable 
S.1218  An Act relative to labor relations  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
S.1224  An Act further regulating the appointment of police officers  Benjamin B. Downing   Favorable 
S.1226  An Act relative to death benefits to surviving spouses of firefighters and to other emergency personnel  James B. Eldridge   Favorable 
S.1229  An Act amending retirement beneficiaries of Dennis Mullen  John Hart, Jr.   Favorable 
S.1235  An Act to define surplus for retirement systems  John F. Keenan   Favorable 
S.1250  An Act relative to disability pension benefits and earnings  Thomas M. McGee   Favorable 
S.1271  An Act providing for an early retirement incentive program for Employees of the Massachusetts Port Authority  Anthony W. Petruccelli   Favorable 
S.1299  An Act relative to line of duty death benefits  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1789  An Act authorizing the town of Heath to continue the employment of Margo Ann Newton as police chief  Benjamin B. Downing   Favorable 
S.1793  An Act to permit town resident, Evens Maurice, to apply and be considered for appointment to the position of police officer in the town of Arlington  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
S.1944  An Act exempting the police department of the town of Westwood from the provisions of the civil service law  Michael F. Rush   Favorable 
H.3957  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Christine Green, an employee of the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital  John J. Binienda   Favorable 
H.3958  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Anne Federico, an employee of the Department of Public Health  Angelo M. Scaccia   Favorable 
S.2093  An Act clarifying dual service  Joint Committee on Public Service   Redraft 
S.2062  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Maria Elaskar-Stack, an employee of the Department of Children and Families  Benjamin B. Downing   Favorable 
S.2068  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Laurel MacKay, an employee of the Department of Environmental Protection   Bruce E. Tarr   Favorable 
S.2067  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Michael J. Donoghue, an employee of the Norfolk Sheriff's Office  John F. Keenan   Favorable 
S.2083  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Leonard DeMauro, an employee of the Department of Youth Services  Harriette L. Chandler   Favorable 
S.2088  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Alexis Baez, an employee of the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital  Harriette L. Chandler   Favorable 
H.4041  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Marcy L. Bray, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services  Todd M. Smola   Favorable 

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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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