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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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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Nov 24 2015 1:00 PM H3859

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Jan 12 2016 1:00 PM Bills relative to retirement

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

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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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Apr 13 2016 1:00 PM Late filed bills

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May 18 2016 12:00 PM Late filed bills

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Jun 15 2016 12:00 PM Late filed bills

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Jun 29 2016 12:00 PM Late filed bills

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Jul 21 2016 1:00 PM Late File Bills

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Sep 6 2016 1:00 PM Late File Bills

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Sep 21 2016 1:30 PM Late File Bills

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Completed A-1
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.4421  An Act relative to retirement benefits for Kevin Wilder  Louis L. Kafka   Favorable 
H.4436  An Act relative to Trial Court reporters  Paul J. Donato   Favorable 
S.2189  An Act authorizing the town of Southwick to continue the employment of police chief David A. Ricardi  Donald F. Humason, Jr.   Favorable 
S.2326  An Act relative to retirement benefits for Mary Donna Nodurf  Eric P. Lesser   Adverse 
S.2326  An Act relative to retirement benefits for Mary Donna Nodurf  Eric P. Lesser   Favorable 
H.4481  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jamie Mascarello, an employee of the Trial Court  Keiko M. Orrall   Favorable 
H.4480  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for William Horohoe, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation  Hannah Kane
Michael O. Moore  
Favorable 
H.4556  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Irene Carr, an employee of the Division of Professional Licensure  Jonathan Hecht   Favorable 
H.4539  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Robin Waine an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation  Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr.
Sal N. DiDomenico  
Favorable 
H.4579  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jose Valencia, an employee of the Department of Mental Health  David M. Nangle   Favorable 
H.4584  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Anthony Ryan Smith, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services  Daniel M. Donahue   Favorable 
S.2484  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Donna Paul, an employee of the Department of Corrections  Richard J. Ross   Favorable 
H.4527  An Act relative to the special police officer in the city known as the town of Weymouth  James M. Murphy   Favorable 
H.4603  An Act exempting all ranks of sworn police officers in the town of Grafton Police Department from the provisions of civil service law  Joint Committee on Public Service   Redraft 
H.4597  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Timothy McCarthy, an employee of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance  Charles D. Baker   Favorable 
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   Favorable 
H.4545  An Act granting creditable service to James Boyle  Gailanne M. Cariddi   Favorable 
H.4465  An Act authorizing the town of Boylston to continue the employment of police chief Anthony Sahagian  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Favorable 
H.4580  An Act authorizing Timothy King to purchase creditable service from the Barnstable county retirement board  Sarah K. Peake   Favorable 
H.4581  An Act authorizing Michael Locke to purchase creditable service from the Barnstable county retirement board  Sarah K. Peake   Favorable 
H.4025  An Act exempting the position of police chief in the town of Orange from the civil service law  Susannah M. Whipps Lee   Favorable 
S.2376  An Act relative to the provision of health insurance in the town of Huntington  Benjamin B. Downing   Favorable 
H.4641  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Robert Clark, an employee of the Department of Mental Health  Daniel M. Donahue
Michael O. Moore  
Favorable 
H.4587  An Act authorizing the town of Whately to continue the employment of firefighter Peter Hannum  Stephen Kulik
Stanley C. Rosenberg  
Favorable 
H.4642  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Rhodaja Shubrick, an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance  Benjamin Swan   Favorable 
S.2485  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Guerda Henry, an employee of the Department of Public Health  Sonia Chang-Diaz   Favorable 
S.2492  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Karen Tavernier, an employee of the Department of Transportation  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 

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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.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  
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.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  
S.2494  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Aaron Paul, an employee of the Department of Corrections  Richard J. Ross    9/26/2016   
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