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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Completed A-2
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
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.4004  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Carlo Casarano, an employee of the Department of Unemployment Assistance  Josh S. Cutler   Favorable 
H.4017  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Denise Martinez, an employee of the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing  Christine P. Barber   Favorable 
H.4035  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Paul Sinkiewicz, an employee of the Department of Youth Services  David F. DeCoste
Michael D. Brady  
Favorable 
H.4036  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Eyma Sutton, an employee of the Department of Children and Families  Louis L. Kafka   Favorable 
S.1408  An Act relative to disability pension benefits and earnings reports  Marc R. Pacheco   Favorable 
H.3825  An Act relative to retirement benefits for John G. Flores  John J. Lawn, Jr.   Favorable 
H.3285  An Act relative to the veteran allowance for public retirees  Jerald A. Parisella   Favorable 
S.1376  An Act relative to part-time higher education faculty eligibility in the state retirement system  Patricia D. Jehlen   Favorable 
H.3283  An Act relative to stipends for interns of the General Court  Paul McMurtry   Favorable 
S.1377  An Act relative to eligibility for state group health insurance  Patricia D. Jehlen   Favorable 
S.283  An Act prohibiting the Commonwealth from discrimination against those providing special education services to Massachusetts students under the authority and direction of chapter 71B of the General Laws of Massachusetts  Jennifer L. Flanagan   Favorable 
H.4044  An Act relative to veteran retirement benefits  Joint Committee on Public Service   Redraft 
S.1418  An Act relative to increasing the hours of employment of pensioners for services after retirement in the public sector  Michael J. Rodrigues   Favorable 
S.1445  An Act protecting the rights of custodial and other non-teaching employees of school districts  Daniel A. Wolf   Favorable 
S.2131  An Act relative to the retirement benefits of Robert H. Miner  Stanley C. Rosenberg   Favorable 
H.2240  An Act relative to certain option B and option C retirees  Tackey Chan   Favorable 
S.2158  An Act relative to post-retirement employment  Joint Committee on Public Service   Redraft 
S.2078  Regulations governing retirement board elections  Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission   Place on File 
S.2079  Regulations governing retirement of public employees  Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission   Place on File 
S.1340  An Act relative to age restrictions for veterans applying to be police officers and firefighters  Sal N. DiDomenico   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.4055  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Donna Juarez, an employee of the Department Of Developmental Services  Thomas M. Petrolati   Favorable 
H.4054  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Steven Everton, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.   Favorable 
H.4014  An Act authorizing the town administrator of the town of Milton to appoint the police chief   Walter F. Timilty   Favorable 
H.3575  An Act authorizing the town of Pelham to continue the employment of Raymond A. Murphy, Jr. as fire chief  Ellen Story   Favorable 
H.3878  An Act relative to firefighters in the town of Concord  Cory Atkins   Favorable 
H.2428  An Act relative to employees of the Department of Fire Services  Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.   Favorable 
H.2415  An Act relative to the Massachusetts state retirement system  Todd M. Smola   Favorable 
H.2394  An Act relative to the officers of the court  John H. Rogers   Favorable 
S.1446  An Act correcting pension inequity for James G. Clothier  Daniel A. Wolf   Favorable 
H.2385  An Act relative to ensuring fairness in public employee workers compensation benefits  James J. O'Day   Favorable 
S.1928  An Act authorizing the board of directors of Metacomet Emergency Communications Center to accept chapter 32B of the General Laws  Richard J. Ross   Favorable 
S.2161  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Colleen Russo, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 
S.1416  An Act authorizing the State Retirement Board to grant creditable service to Marion Ishimoto-Yuille  Michael J. Rodrigues   Favorable 
S.1437  An Act providing additional benefits to survivors of certain public safety employees  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
H.2384  An Act authorizing certain public employees' creditable retirement service  James J. O'Day   Favorable 
H.2376  An Act relative to credible service for VISTA volunteers  David K. Muradian, Jr.   Favorable 
S.1407  An Act relative to health insurance for surviving spouses  Marc R. Pacheco   Favorable 
H.2346  An Act relative to creditable service for Robert Iantosca, an employee of the Department of Revenue  Louis L. Kafka   Favorable 
S.1396  An Act to provide retirement benefits for veterans  Thomas M. McGee   Favorable 
S.1397  An Act relative to retirement allowances of certain married persons  Thomas M. McGee   Favorable 
S.1398  An Act relative to surviving spouses of retirees  Thomas M. McGee   Favorable 
H.2285  An Act relative to defining employees classified in Group 4  James J. Dwyer   Favorable 
H.2304  An Act relative to making provisional official service employees in the Commonwealth permanent employees  Colleen M. Garry   Favorable 
S.1391  An Act authorizing the State Board of Retirement to grant creditable service to John A. Giannini  Thomas P. Kennedy   Favorable 
H.2277  An Act relative to the Muscular Dystrophy Association  Diana DiZoglio   Favorable 
H.2261  An Act relative to retirement benefits for Brian P. Costello Jr.  Mark J. Cusack   Favorable 
S.1383  An Act relative to documentary material or data received by retirement boards  John F. Keenan   Favorable 
S.1382  An Act relative to GIC dental and vision benefits for municipal employees  John F. Keenan   Favorable 
S.1371  An Act authorizing Gary W. Tirrell to receive additional creditable service from the Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System  Donald F. Humason, Jr.   Favorable 
S.1372  An Act authorizing the town of Tolland to continue the employment of police officer Lester M. Walker  Donald F. Humason, Jr.   Favorable 
S.1368  An Act relative to the survivor benefits of Michael J. Simeone  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 
H.2223  An Act to include certain employees of the Commonwealth in group two of the state retirement system  Tackey Chan   Favorable 
H.2228  An Act relative to attorneys at the Department of Children and Families  Tackey Chan   Favorable 
S.1351  An Act relative to SMART retirement plan fees  Benjamin B. Downing   Favorable 
S.1353  An Act relative to death benefits to surviving spouses of call and volunteer firefighters  James B. Eldridge   Favorable 
S.1365  An Act relative to the retirement of Mr. Kenneth Wheeler  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 
H.2204  An Act relative to a service based retirement option for Group 1 and Group 2 career employees  Michael D. Brady   Favorable 
H.2203  An Act relative to health insurance for surviving spouses  Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 
S.1335  An Act relative to the retroactive application of veterans creditable service  Viriato M. deMacedo   Favorable 
S.1345  An Act relative to the annual allowance for certain survivors of public retirees and employees  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
S.1346  An Act relative to Option (d) beneficiaries  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
H.2249  An Act relative to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority  Nick Collins   Favorable 
S.1392  An Act relative to creditable service for school business administrators  Thomas P. Kennedy   Favorable 
S.1429  An Act relative to surviving family of emergency medical technicians  Michael F. Rush   Favorable 
H.4207  An Act to modernize municipal finance and government  Joint Committee on Public Service   Redraft 
H.3949  An Act Annual report of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (under sections 21, 102 and 103 of Chapter 32 of the General Laws) relative to the percentum change in the average cost-of-living as shown by the United States consumer price index for the year 2015 compared with such index for the year 2014  NONE   Place on File 
H.4100  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Ellen Atkinson, an employee of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission  Danielle W. Gregoire   Favorable 
H.4122  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Shannon Wilkins, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation  William Smitty Pignatelli
Benjamin B. Downing  
Favorable 
H.4123  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Leanna Babineau, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services  David K. Muradian, Jr.   Favorable 
S.2189  An Act authorizing the town of Southwick to continue the employment of police chief David Ricardi  Donald F. Humason, Jr.   Favorable 
H.4124  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Miranda Marie Flanagan, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation  Aaron Vega   Favorable 
H.2299  An Act relative to military leave  Sean Garballey   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2300  An Act relative to disability retirement benefits for veterans  Sean Garballey   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2163  An Act authorizing the State Retirement Board to grant creditable service to Douglas Priest  Richard J. Ross   Favorable 
S.2162  An Act authorizing the State Retirement Board to grant creditable service to John Lyons  Richard J. Ross   Favorable 
S.2170  An Act relative to local public housing authorities access to the dental insurance plan managed by the group insurance commission   Michael D. Brady   Favorable 
S.2228  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jodi Paris Anastos, an employee of the Operational Services Division  Kathleen O'Connor Ives   Favorable 
H.4191  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Carl Taylor, an employee of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission  Claire D. Cronin
Michael D. Brady  
Favorable 
H.4190  An Act relative to establishing a sick leave bank for Franco Tarquinio, an employee of the Department of Children and Families  Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr.   Favorable 
H.4072  An Act authorizing the South Shore Charter School to join the State Employees Retirement System  Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 
H.4189  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Laurie Godwin, an employee of the Department of Youth Services  Carole A. Fiola   Favorable 
S.2238  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Evelena Brown, an employee of the Department of Children and Families  Karen E. Spilka   Favorable 
H.4266  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Patricia Barry, an employee of the Department of Public Health  Kimberly N. Ferguson   Favorable 
H.4267  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Rick Freni, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation  RoseLee Vincent   Favorable 
H.4249  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Ceclie Ferrie an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Correction  Kevin J. Kuros   Favorable 
H.4301  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jean Barron, an employee of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security  Daniel J. Ryan   Favorable 
H.4292  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Christopher Mullen, an employee of the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office  John C. Velis   Favorable 
H.4291  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for David J. Saulnier, an employee of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office  Kenneth I. Gordon
Michael J. Barrett  
Favorable 
S.2299  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jeffrey Cowell, an employee of the Department of Corrections  Michael J. Rodrigues   Favorable 
S.2297  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Gwen Johnson, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services  Michael O. Moore   Favorable 
S.2298  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Linda Orstrom, an employee of the Department of Mental Health  Michael O. Moore   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.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.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.4325  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Robin Waine, an employee of the Department of Transportation  Daniel J. Ryan    5/20/2016   
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  
5/9/2016  Scheduled For 5/18/2016 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.4290  An Act relative to retirement benefits for the Chelmsford Water District employees  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.    5/13/2016  Scheduled For 5/18/2016 12:00:00 PM  
S.2281  An Act authorizing the Town of Windsor to continue the employment of Police Chief Thomas Barnaby  Benjamin B. Downing    5/9/2016  Scheduled For 5/18/2016 12:00:00 PM  
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  
5/23/2016