Joint Committee onTransportation

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Senate Information
Room 109C
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1350
House Information
Room 134
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2400
It shall be the duty of the committee on Transportation to consider all matters concerning the development, operation, regulation and control of all means of transportation in the air, on land or in the water, the imposition of tolls on tunnels or bridges and such other matters as may be referred.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
Mar 20 2015 11:30 AM Chapter 90

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Completed A-1
Mar 30 2015 1:30 PM Joint Committee on Transportation (no topics published)   Completed B-2
Mar 31 2015 11:00 AM Joint Committee on Transportation (no topics published)   Completed A-1
Apr 27 2015 10:00 AM Joint Committee on Transportation (no topics published)   Completed A-1
May 11 2015 1:00 PM H3347 - Gov. Baker bill on MBTA

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
May 27 2015 6:00 PM Hearing at Tufts University on H3347 - Gov. Baker MBTA legislation

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Completed Cohen Auditorium
Jul 15 2015 1:00 PM Driver’s education; motor vehicle operations; commercial vehicles; tunnel safety; agriculture

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Jul 23 2015 10:00 AM Road & bridge namings; license suspension and renewal; alternative fuel vehicles/emissions

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Oct 6 2015 10:00 AM Distracted Driving and Speed Limits

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Oct 20 2015 10:00 AM Trucking, Police, Responders, and Dig Safe

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Nov 9 2015 10:00 AM Motorcycles; school bus safety; miscellaneous

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Dec 2 2015 10:00 AM Oversight Hearing Concerning MassDOT Capital Budget/Expenditures

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Dec 3 2015 2:00 PM Distinctive Plates; REAL-ID; Miscellaneous

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Jan 6 2016 10:00 AM Bicycle and pedestrian safety; historic/mile markers; disabled parking; value capture; miscellaneous

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Jan 7 2016 10:00 AM Joint Committee on Transportation (no topics published)   Completed A-2
Feb 2 2016 12:15 PM Boating; Local; Miscellaneous

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Feb 10 2016 10:00 AM Boating; Local; Miscellaneous

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Feb 23 2016 2:00 PM MassDOT Oversight on Asset Management System

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Feb 24 2016 2:00 PM Chapter 90; Electric Vehicles; Finance; MassDOT; Massport; MBTA; Miscellaneous

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Feb 29 2016 10:00 AM ALPRs; Junior Operator Licenses; Tolls

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Mar 7 2016 10:00 AM Fiscal and Management Control Board - Oversight on Annual Report

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Mar 7 2016 2:00 PM RMV; Licenses

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Mar 8 2016 10:00 AM Safe Driving; REAL ID

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.2947  An Act relative to providing improved access to taxicabs for persons with disabilities  Bruce J. Ayers   Favorable 
H.2996  An Act relative to motorcycle inspections  William C. Galvin   Favorable 
H.3031  An Act relative to signs on the Massachusetts Turnpike  David Paul Linsky   Favorable 
H.3035  An Act relative to speed limits in historic districts  Timothy R. Madden   Favorable 
H.3036  An Act relative to drivers education in public high schools  Timothy R. Madden   Favorable 
H.3037  An Act to reuse surplus rail assets  John J. Mahoney
Thomas M. McGee  
Favorable 
H.3045  An Act establishing an emergency responder yellow dot program  Joseph D. McKenna   Favorable 
H.3048  An Act concening tunnel safety  Aaron Michlewitz   Favorable 
H.3053  An Act relative to Massachusetts drivers license information  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Favorable 
H.3060  An Act to establish regional transit authority enterprise fund  Sarah K. Peake
Harriette L. Chandler  
Favorable 
H.3088  An Act establishing a special commission to identify, preserve and commemorate historic roadways in Massachusetts  Todd M. Smola   Favorable 
H.3116  An Act relative to truck inspections  Joseph F. Wagner   Favorable 
H.3741  An Act relative to motorcycle permit requirements  Ronald Mariano   Favorable 
H.3917  An Act relative to Gold Star Family motor vehicle registration eligibility  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.   Favorable 
S.1813  An Act relative to traffic safety  Harriette L. Chandler   Favorable 
S.1833  An Act to promote and advance motorcycle safety  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 
S.1842  An Act directing the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to conduct a highway noise study in Quincy  John F. Keenan   Favorable 
S.1843  An Act relative to the transfer of boat registration between family members  John F. Keenan   Favorable 
S.1829  An Act relative to school bus driver testing  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 
S.1849  An Act to study the feasibility of high-speed rail access between Springfield and Boston  Eric P. Lesser   Favorable 
S.1847  An Act authorizing the department of highways to include mileage markers on hospital signs  Thomas P. Kennedy   Favorable 
S.1854  An Act provide for an air bag on-off switch to ensure safety to women, children and individuals with medical conditions  Thomas M. McGee   Favorable 
S.1819  An Act relative to addiction education for junior operators  Viriato M. deMacedo   Favorable 
S.1889  An Act promoting road safety  Bruce E. Tarr   Favorable 
S.1897  An Act providing for a distinctive registration plate for Olympians  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1898  An Act to provide for the issuance of a distinctive registration plate for congenital heart defects research and treatment  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1899  An Act relative to the expansion of charitable license plates  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1903  An Act relative to educational requirements for class 2 motor vehicle licensees  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1904  An Act relative to drivers license information  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
H.4057  An Act financing improvements to municipal roads and bridges  Joint Committee on Transportation   In Part 
H.11  An Act relative to disabled persons’ parking placards  Inspector General   Favorable 
H.2951  An Act relative to split-screen technology  Paul Brodeur   Favorable 
H.3018  An Act relative to historic route designations  Steven S. Howitt   Favorable 
H.3041  An Act establishing mileage based numbering for exits along interstate highways  Paul W. Mark   Favorable 
H.3052  An Act protecting Massachusetts drivers  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3058  An Act requiring an actuarial study of the MBTA retirement fund  Jerald A. Parisella   Favorable 
H.3074  An Act relative to the used vehicle record book  John H. Rogers   Favorable 
H.3086  An Act to preserve historic markers  Todd M. Smola   Favorable 
H.3097  An Act relative to antique motor vehicle inspections  William M. Straus   Favorable 
H.3100  An Act directing the board of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to assess the current status of the Commonwealth's transportation system  William M. Straus   Favorable 
H.3698  An Act relative to a feasibility study of a taxi license database  Leah Cole   Favorable 
H.3793  An Act relative to proactively protecting automotive drivers  Josh S. Cutler   Favorable 
H.4094  An Act relative to transportation infrastructure value capture  Joint Committee on Transportation   Redraft 
S.2178  An Act establishing an autism spectrum disorder designation on driver’s licenses and identification cards and criminal justice training relative to autism spectrum disorders  Joint Committee on Transportation   Redraft 
S.1830  An Act relative to year of manufacture registration plates  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 
S.1857  An Act directing the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to assess the current status of the Commonwealth’s transportation system  Thomas M. McGee   Favorable 
S.1808  An Act to protect bicyclists in bicycle lanes  William N. Brownsberger   Favorable 
S.1845  An Act relative to motorcycle noise  Thomas P. Kennedy   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3072  An Act protect bicyclists in bicycle lanes  David M. Rogers   Favorable 
H.3091  An Act to further regulate motorcycle exhaust sound levels  Theodore C. Speliotis   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3024  An Act relative to implementing the Massachusetts yellow dot program  Louis L. Kafka   Favorable 
S.1873  An Act relative to the collection of mobility study data conducted in connection with construction projects funded by MassDOT  Michael F. Rush   Favorable 
S.1874  Resolve relative to a special VFW Parkway master plan commission  Michael F. Rush   Favorable 
S.1875  An Act facilitating the completion of the New Bedford/Fall River commuter rail extension project  Mark C. Montigny   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1883  An Act relative to the essex coastal scenic byway  Bruce E. Tarr   Favorable 
S.2004  An Act requiring medical exams for certain school bus drivers  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 
H.2966  An Act relative to the collection of mobility study data conducted in connection with construction projects funded by MassDOT  Edward F. Coppinger   Favorable 
H.2993  An Act relative to veteran registration plates  Gloria L. Fox
Michael F. Rush  
Favorable 
H.3011  An Act Relative to Motorcycle Safety  Bradford R. Hill
Bruce E. Tarr  
Favorable 
H.3012  An Act relative to aviation preservation restrictions  Kate Hogan   Favorable 
H.3032  An Act to clarify penalties for violations occurring while driving with a hardship license  David Paul Linsky   Favorable 
H.3098  An Act to establish an office of maritime planning and policy development  William M. Straus   Favorable 
H.3099  An Act relative to a license plate replacement program  William M. Straus   Favorable 
H.3311  An Act providing for a study to be conducted on the cost feasibility of implementing a ferry service to Long Island in Boston Harbor  Bruce J. Ayers   Favorable 
H.4245  An Act establishing a cultural highway  Joint Committee on Transportation   Redraft 
H.2961  An Act designating Marshfield the home of Senator Daniel Webster and Governor Edward Winslow  James M. Cantwell   Favorable 
H.3026  An Act relative to improving passenger rail service between Springfield and Boston  Peter V. Kocot   Favorable 
H.3028  An Act relative to membership in regional transit authorities  Stephen Kulik   Favorable 
H.3316  An Act supporting recycling across the Commonwealth  Aaron Vega   Favorable 
H.3539  An Act to restore accountability in claims against non-governmental actors for damage caused by public way defects  Claire D. Cronin   Favorable 
H.3981  An Act relative to drivers licenses for international students  Chris Walsh   Favorable 
H.3894  An Act authorizing the city of Salem to establish the Salem Harbor Port Authority  Paul Tucker
Joan B. Lovely  
Favorable with Changes 
H.4274  An Act relative to licensing and operating requirements of automobile inspection stations  Joint Committee on Transportation   Redraft 
S.2264  An Act relative to the licensure of motor vehicle inspection stations  Joint Committee on Transportation   Redraft 
H.4280  An Act establishing an auction or online transfer for low number registration plates in the registry of motor vehicles  Joint Committee on Transportation   Redraft 
H.4281  An Act establishing an taskforce on the transportation of elders, veterans, and those with disabilities  Joint Committee on Transportation   Redraft 
H.4282  An Act promoting electric vehicle adoption  Joint Committee on Transportation   Redraft 
S.2266  An Act promoting electric vehicle adoption  Joint Committee on Transportation   Redraft 
H.4275  An Act relative to modernize municipal finance and government  Joint Committee on Transportation   Redraft 
S.2265  An Act providing for the enhanced protection of the dig safe law  Joint Committee on Transportation   Redraft 
S.2267  An Act relative to school bus safety  Joint Committee on Transportation   Redraft 
S.1894  An Act to enhance the license plate system of the Commonwealth  Bruce E. Tarr   Adverse 
H.4153  An Act designating a certain bridge in the city of Boston as the Navy Cross Recipient PFC Alvin Richard Gale, USMC Memorial Bridge  Angelo M. Scaccia   Favorable 
S.2165  An Act designating a certain intersection in the town of Plainville as the Special Police Officer Michael O. Maher Memorial Intersection  Richard J. Ross   Favorable 
S.2273  An Act to regulate the use of automatic license plate reader systems  Joint Committee on Transportation   Redraft 
H.3073  An Act to protect vulnerable road users  David M. Rogers   Favorable 
H.4322  An Act relative to automatic license plate readers  Joint Committee on Transportation   Redraft 
H.4320  An Act to ensure benefits through enhanced Selective Service registration  Joint Committee on Transportation   Redraft 
H.4321  An Act relative to autonomous vehicles  Joint Committee on Transportation   Redraft 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.1895  An Act further strengthening public safety by reducing unlicensed, uninsured driving by OUI offenders  James E. Timilty    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/9/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.2985  An Act relative to safe driving  Tricia Farley-Bouvier 
Patricia D. Jehlen  
3/11/2015  Scheduled For 3/8/2016 10:00:00 AM  
H.3814  An Act to permitting the issuance of REAL ID-compliant licenses and identification cards  Charles D. Baker    10/19/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.4152  An Act regulating motor vehicle exhaust sound levels  William C. Galvin    3/31/2016   
H.4268  An Act relative to a certain road in the city of Boston  Russell E. Holmes    5/11/2016   
H.4010  An Act financing improvements to municipal roads and bridges  Charles D. Baker    2/18/2016  Scheduled For 2/24/2016 2:00:00 PM  
H.4349  An Act concerning speed limits in the city of Boston  Daniel J. Hunt    5/31/2016