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Joint Committee onHigher Education

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Senate Information
Room 109B
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1485
House Information
Room 472
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2013
It shall be the duty of the committee on Higher Education to consider all matters concerning higher education and such other matters as may be referred.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
Mar 6 2013 1:00 PM Joint Committee on Higher Education (no topics published)   Completed A-2
Mar 13 2013 1:00 PM Joint Committee on Higher Education (no topics published)   Completed A-2
Apr 2 2013 10:30 AM Oversight Hearing: Community colleges

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Completed A-1
Apr 3 2013 1:00 PM Community Colleges

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Completed A-2
Apr 9 2013 1:00 PM State Universities

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Completed A-2
May 15 2013 10:30 AM Public Higher Education Institutions

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Completed A-2
Jun 6 2013 10:30 AM General

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Completed A-2
Jun 19 2013 10:30 AM Student Financial Aid

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Completed A-2
Jul 17 2013 10:30 AM Public Higher Education

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Completed A-2
Sep 23 2013 10:00 AM Student loans and Debt

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Completed University of Massachusetts Lowell
Sep 30 2013 10:00 AM Student loans and debt

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Completed Holyoke Community College
Sep 30 2013 2:00 PM Student loans and debt

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Completed Greenfield Community College
Oct 21 2013 10:00 AM Student loans and debt

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Completed Suffolk University
Oct 28 2013 10:00 AM Student loans and debt

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Completed Bridgewater State University
Nov 8 2013 10:00 AM Student loans and debt

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Completed College of the Holy Cross
Dec 9 2013 11:00 AM Student loans and debt

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Completed Berkshire Community College
Dec 11 2013 1:00 PM Bill Hearing

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Completed A-2
Mar 4 2014 11:30 AM Partnership to Advance Collaboration and Efficiency (PACE)

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Completed A-2
Mar 11 2014 10:30 AM Students with disabilities

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Completed A-2
Apr 1 2014 10:30 AM Bill Hearing

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Completed A-2
Apr 16 2014 11:00 AM Student loans and debt

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Completed Conference Room 109
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
S.579  An Act relative to student records coordination across public higher education institutions  Benjamin B. Downing   Favorable 
H.1082  An Act to further commercialization and job creation through innovation at research universities  John W. Scibak   Favorable 
H.3701  An Act to improve the educational rewards grant program to assist low income workers  Joint Committee on Higher Education   Redraft 
H.1071  An Act relative to preserving Polish heritage in the Pioneer Valley  Peter V. Kocot   Favorable 
H.1077  An Act establishing an education loan repayment program for social workers in areas of need  William Smitty Pignatelli   Favorable with Changes 
H.1079  An Act creating a scholarship fund to further the study of developmental disabilities  Tom Sannicandro   Favorable 
H.3698  An Act providing for a labor/management workplace and education trust fund at the University of Massachusetts Amherst  Joint Committee on Higher Education   Redraft 
H.3699  Resolve establishing a special commission relative to reducing the costs associated with the purchase of college textbooks  Joint Committee on Higher Education   Redraft 
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