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Joint Committee onState Administration and Regulatory Oversight

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Room 413D
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1432
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Room 22
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2140
It shall be the duty of the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight to consider all matters concerning competitive bidding on public contracts, public construction, open meeting laws, state regulations, state agencies, lobbyists’ reporting laws and such other matters as may be referred.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
Apr 3 2013 1:00 PM miscellaneous bills

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Completed B-2
May 15 2013 1:00 PM Land Disposition

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Completed A-1
May 29 2013 11:00 AM Chapter 30B, operating agencies and capital facility repairs

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Completed A-2
Jun 11 2013 1:00 PM Technology equipment, capital spending and Quincy land

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Completed 437
Jul 10 2013 11:00 AM Miscellaneous bills

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Completed B-1
Sep 30 2013 11:00 AM Western Mass Regional Hearing

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Completed Minnechaug Regional High School
Oct 7 2013 10:00 AM Anti-bullying seal of the Commonwealth

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Completed Hanover High School
Oct 15 2013 12:00 PM Public records, Open Meeting and Miscellaneous

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Completed B-2
12:00 PM Public Records

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Oct 22 2013 10:00 AM Public Consrtuction

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Completed B-1
Nov 6 2013 1:00 PM Autism Commission, Miscellaneous Land Bills and Honorary Bills

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Completed B-2
Nov 13 2013 1:30 PM Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (H.3695)

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Completed B-1
Dec 19 2013 10:30 AM Miscellaneous Bills

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Completed A-1
Jan 8 2014 1:00 PM Study of Meteorology in Schools

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Completed Wellesley Free Library
Jan 29 2014 10:00 AM Procurement and other matters

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Completed B-2
Feb 26 2014 11:00 AM Miscellaneous Matters

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Completed B-2
Mar 4 2014 10:00 AM MIsc

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Completed B-1
Mar 18 2014 10:00 AM Misc.

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Completed B-2
Mar 27 2014 11:30 AM Miscellaneous

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Completed A-2
11:30 AM Miscellaneous

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11:30 AM Miscellaneous

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Apr 16 2014 2:00 PM Land Bills

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Completed A-1
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
S.1563  An Act to create an annual Service and Volunteerism Day   Daniel A. Wolf   Favorable 
S.1470  An Act upholding bidding integrity in the Commonwealth  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
H.2836  An Act relative to the annual observance of Massachusetts Women’s Defense Corps Remembrance Day   John D. Keenan
Linda Campbell  
Favorable 
H.2864  An Act designating Ms. G of the Massachusetts Audubon Society as the official groundhog of the Commonwealth  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Favorable 
H.3459  An Act designating the song “14 Counties of Massachusetts” as the official county song of the commonwealth.  Thomas M. Stanley   Favorable 
H.3753  An Act designating the official seasoning of the commonwealth   James M. Murphy   Favorable 
H.3775  An Act authorizing the Department of Fish and Game to exchange a parcel of land in the town of Grafton in return for the conveyance of other property in the same town  George N. Peterson, Jr.   Favorable 
H.3800  An Act releasing certain land in Dracut from operation of an agricultural preservation restriction  Colleen M. Garry   Favorable 
H.2805  An Act relative to the definition of fraud in public construction bid laws  Ann-Margaret Ferrante   Favorable 
S.1985  An Act relative to local commissions on disability  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Redraft 
H.2797  An act relative to filing fees for limited liability companies  Josh S. Cutler   Favorable 
H.2781  An Act relative to lottery compliance investigations  Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 
H.2861  An Act reforming certain state laws regarding public deposits  David M. Nangle   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2822  An Act proclaiming May as Aviation Awareness Month  Donald Humason   Favorable 
H.2813  An Act to establish Uncle Sam Day  Sean Garballey   Favorable 
H.2842  An Act relative to the use of force accounts  Peter V. Kocot   Favorable 
H.2856  An Act setting apart the third Saturday of the month of October as Massachusetts Minutemen and Militia Day  James R. Miceli   Favorable 
H.2899  An Act designating the second week of May as Williams Syndrome Awareness Week  Martin J. Walsh   Favorable 
H.2901  An Act designating Inflammatory Breast Cancer Awareness Day  Martin J. Walsh   Favorable 
H.3685  Resolve to direct the Office of Administration and Finance, as well as the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Massachusetts State Senate to study the feasibility of constructing a 21st Century Courthouse in Hampden County, located in the City of Springfield  Sean Curran   Favorable 
H.3851  An Act establishing highway buffer zone in the town of Needham   Denise C. Garlick
Michael F. Rush  
Favorable 
H.3879  An Act relative to a certain parcel of land in the Charlestown neighborhood of the city of Boston  Eugene L. O'Flaherty   Favorable 
H.3890  An Act authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land in the town of Sutton to Tim and Tammy Mahoney  Ryan C. Fattman
George N. Peterson, Jr.  
Favorable 
H.3905  An Act authorizing the granting of easements at Northern Essex Community College in the city of Haverhill  Michael A. Costello   Favorable 
S.1471  An Act relative to Public Safety Memorials  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
S.1533  An Act recognizing Massachusetts State Parks Day  Michael F. Rush   Favorable 
S.1963  An Act designating June 14 as the birthday of the United States Army and June 9 as General Sylvanus Thayer Day  Richard T. Moore   Favorable 
S.1469  An Act relative to flying flags at half-staff upon the death of a police officer or firefighter  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
S.1498  An Act enhancing the Global Warming Solutions Act  Michael R. Knapik   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3946  An Act relative to licensing in the Commonwealth  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Redraft 
H.3944  An Act relative to limited liability companies  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Redraft 
H.3945  An Act to improve access to public records  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Redraft 
H.2870  An Act relative to fulfilling the Commonwealth’s obligation   John H. Rogers   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.768  An Act relative to a boat house land lease in the city of Boston  Michael J. Moran   Favorable 
H.3952  An Act relative to the expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Redraft 
H.2778  An Act relative to insurance in the Commonwealth   Carlo Basile   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2779  An Act relative to insurance in the Commonwealth   Carlo Basile   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2834  An Act relative to access to tax expenditure information  Jay R. Kaufman   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2775  An Act relative to the enhanced disposition of surplus motor vehicles owned by the commonwealth or authorities established by the state  Bruce J. Ayers   Favorable 
H.2792  An Act to promote responsible contracting on state construction projects  Nick Collins   Favorable 
H.2793  An Act relative to employment of persons with disabilities  Nick Collins   Favorable 
H.2800  An Act relative to the electronic filing of and public access to statements of financial interests  Carolyn C. Dykema   Favorable 
H.2806  An Act to promote purchasing from social enterprises by governmental bodies  Linda Dorcena Forry   Favorable 
H.2812  An Act designating Cyrus E. Dallin as the official sculptor of the Commonwealth  Sean Garballey   Favorable 
H.2814  An Act to designate Narcolepsy Awareness Day  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 
H.2835  An Act to establish a municipal record preservation commission  John D. Keenan
James B. Eldridge  
Favorable 
H.2841  An Act modernizing uniform procurement threshholds  Peter V. Kocot   Favorable 
H.2847  An Act relative to thresholds for mandated use of the designer selection law  Stephen Kulik   Favorable 
H.2862  An Act designating the gingham as the official textile of Massachusetts   Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Favorable 
H.2865  An Act officially making the month of March multiple system atrophy awareness month  George N. Peterson, Jr.   Favorable 
H.2871  An Act to protect tropical forests by restricting state purchases of certain wood products  Byron Rushing   Favorable 
H.2876  An Act relative to records open to public inspection  Angelo M. Scaccia   Favorable 
H.2877  An Act relative to a business entity  Angelo M. Scaccia   Favorable 
H.2878  An Act making amendments to the Massachusetts Business Corporation Act  Angelo M. Scaccia   Favorable 
H.2879  An Act relative to landscape sprinkler systems  Paul A. Schmid, III   Favorable 
H.2884  An Act exempting owners from providing an indemnity for certain lost or stolen registered bonds  Frank I. Smizik   Favorable 
H.2890  Resolve establishing a special commission to conduct an investigation and study relative to permitting advertising on state websites  Walter F. Timilty   Favorable 
H.2891  An Act relative to the flying of the flag of the Commonwealth at half staff on state buildings and installations  Walter F. Timilty   Favorable 
H.2895  An Act relative to the annual observance of Green Up Day   Chris Walsh   Favorable 
H.2905  An Act designating Rex Trailer as the official cowboy of the Commonwealth  Daniel B. Winslow   Favorable 
H.3573  An Act designating the song “Roadrunner” as the official rock song of the Commonwealth  Martin J. Walsh
Robert L. Hedlund  
Favorable 
S.1478  An Act to further define fraud in public construction contracts  Eileen M. Donoghue   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1463  An Act relative to equity in public contracting in honor of Bruce C. Bolling  Sonia Chang-Diaz   Favorable 
S.1465  An Act making technical corrections to the state trademarks act  Cynthia S. Creem   Favorable 
S.1473  An Act relative to records open to public inspection  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
S.1474  An Act providing non-certified copies of records  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
S.1479  An Act promoting the use of total energy impact analysis  James B. Eldridge   Favorable 
S.1499  An Act relative to increasing transparency in public construction  Thomas M. McGee   Favorable 
S.1511  An Act relative to sleep deprivation avoidance and promotion of good sleeping practices  Richard T. Moore   Favorable 
S.1517  Resolve authorizing reprinting of “Art in the Massachusetts State House”  Richard T. Moore   Favorable 
S.2007  An Act establishing Ataxia Awareness Day  Michael O. Moore   Favorable 
S.2094  An Act to promote American manufacturing  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Redraft 
S.1476  An Act relative to debarment in public contracts  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
H.3891  An Act to convey a certain parcel of land in the city Marlborough  Danielle W. Gregoire   Favorable 
H.3444  An Act relative to the lease of Worcester City Campus Corporation owned land  James J. O'Day   Favorable 
H.2874  An Act providing for disposition of surplus state real property based on smart growth land use policies  Jeffrey Sánchez   Favorable 
H.2868  An Act designating the fluffernutter as the official sandwich of the commonwealth.  Kathi-Anne Reinstein   Favorable 
H.3979  An Act authorizing the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance to convey certain parcels of land in the town of Westborough  Carolyn C. Dykema
James B. Eldridge  
Favorable 
H.3937  An Act allowing for the appointment of designees to the Inspector General Council  James M. Cantwell   Favorable 
H.3320  An Act authorizing the department of capital asset management and maintenance to lease certain land in the town of Hull to The Friends of the Paragon Carousel, Inc.  Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.2843  An Act to exempt the deliberation of public bodies at town meeting from the open meeting law  Peter V. Kocot    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/15/2013 12:00:00 PM  
H.2838  An Act authorizing the Commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land containing the Salem District Court Building to the Salem Redevelopment Authority  John D. Keenan 
Joan B. Lovely  
1/22/2013  Scheduled For 4/3/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.2837  An Act authorizing the Commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land containing the Salem Superior Courthouse and County Commissioners Building to the Salem Redevelopment Authority  John D. Keenan 
Joan B. Lovely  
1/22/2013  Scheduled For 4/3/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.3917  An Act authorizing for the lease of property at Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School  Theodore C. Speliotis 
Bruce E. Tarr  
2/28/2014  Scheduled For 3/27/2014 11:30:00 AM  
H.4033  An Act authorizing the conveyance of certain land in the city of Holyoke  Aaron Vega    4/4/2014  Scheduled For 4/16/2014 2:00:00 PM  
S.2108  An Act authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to grant to the town of Brookfield 6 easements over certain parcels of land in the town of Brookfield  Stephen M. Brewer    4/17/2014   

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