Joint Committee onPublic Service

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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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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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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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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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Completed A-2
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.4366  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jennifer Gay, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services  Paul R. Heroux
Richard J. Ross  
Favorable 
H.4325  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Robin Waine, an employee of the Department of Transportation  Daniel J. Ryan   Favorable 
H.4290  An Act relative to retirement benefits for the Chelmsford Water District employees  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.   Favorable 
H.4263  An Act authorizing the town of Deerfield to continue the employment of police officers Gary Sibilia and David Gendron  Stephen Kulik
Stanley C. Rosenberg  
Favorable 
S.2281  An Act authorizing the Town of Windsor to continue the employment of Police Chief Thomas Barnaby  Benjamin B. Downing   Favorable 
S.2324  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Edward Connors, an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance  Sal N. DiDomenico   Favorable 
H.4319  An Act authorizing the appointment of retired police officers in the Town of Nantucket to serve as special police officers  Timothy R. Madden
Daniel A. Wolf  
Favorable 
H.2420  An Act directing the state retirement board to retire Robert Emmet Fitzgerald  Ellen Story   Favorable 
H.3287  An Act relative to the 1-year residency preference for persons being considered for original appointment to the Cambridge Police Force and Fire Force  Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.   Favorable 
H.3885  An Act relative to special police officers in the city of Newton  Kay Khan   Favorable 
H.3899  An Act relative to the retirement classification of state inspectors  Stephen Kulik   Favorable 
H.4012  An Act authorizing the appointment of special police officers in the town of Dracut  Colleen M. Garry   Favorable 
H.4337  An Act exempting certain positions in the city of Marlborough from the Civil Service Law  Danielle W. Gregoire   Favorable 
H.4338  An Act providing that future members of the police force of the town of Sharon shall be exempt from the provisions of the civil service law  Louis L. Kafka   Favorable 
H.4359  An Act relative to the disability retirement of Jared Macdonald, a police officer in the town of Bourne  David T. Vieira   Favorable 
H.4376  An Act authorizing the appointing authority of the town of Mansfield to appoint police cadets under certain circumstances to the Police Department of said town  F. Jay Barrows
James E. Timilty  
Favorable 
H.4373  An Act relative to special investigators of the alcohol beverage control commission  Paul J. Donato   Favorable 
H.4386  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for John DiPaolo, an employee of the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office  Thomas P. Walsh   Favorable 
S.2319  An Act authorizing the town of Warren to continue the employment of Dennis Desrosiers  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 
H.4437  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Michelle Kannler, an employee of the Department of Public Health  James R. Miceli   Favorable 
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.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.4481  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jamie Mascarello, an employee of the Office of the Commissioner of Probation  Keiko M. Orrall   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 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
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   
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  
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   
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  
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.4584  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Anthony Ryan Smith, an employee with the Department of Developmental Services  Daniel M. Donahue    8/18/2016   
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.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.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.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.4580  An Act authorizing Timothy King to purchase creditable service from the Barnstable county retirement board  Sarah K. Peake    8/16/2016   
H.4581  An Act authorizing Michael Locke to purchase creditable service from the Barnstable county retirement board  Sarah K. Peake    8/16/2016   
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.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.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  
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.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.4545  An Act granting creditable service to James Boyle  Gailanne M. Cariddi    7/28/2016