Joint Committee onHigher Education

Committee Contact Info

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
Apr 15 2015 11:00 AM Joint Committee on Higher Education (no topics published)   Canceled
Apr 15 2015 11:00 AM Joint Committee on Higher Education (no topics published)   Canceled A-2
May 13 2015 11:00 AM Public Higher Education: Sec. of education; presidents UMass/state universities/community colleges

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Completed A-2
Jun 3 2015 11:00 AM General (including campus sexual assaults/student disciplinary procedures)

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Confirmed A-2
Jun 17 2015 11:00 AM Public Higher Education Institutions (administrative)

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Confirmed A-2
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.668  An Act to require disclosure of conflicts of interests in academic institutions  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/3/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.676  An Act relative to breaking generational cycles of poverty  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.675  An Act relative to open textbooks  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/3/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.677  An Act relative to public higher education transfers  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1039  An Act relative to the creation of the battlefield to STEM field incentive program  Daniel M. Donahue    3/10/2015   
H.1038  An Act creating a scholarship fund to increase the number of medical providers who are knowledgeable in autism  Garrett J. Bradley    3/10/2015   
H.1068  An Act relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth  Tom Sannicandro 
Michael O. Moore  
3/10/2015   
S.680  An Act to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations  Karen E. Spilka    4/15/2015   
S.667  An Act relative to the rights of faculty members at the University of Massachusetts  Patricia D. Jehlen    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1072  An Act to further commercialization and job creation through innovation at research universities  John W. Scibak    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 6/3/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1042  An Act to establish a finish line grant program to encourage college completion  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015   
H.1073  An Act establishing the Massachusetts higher education matching grants program  John W. Scibak    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 6/3/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1078  An Act relative to student’s rights in higher education  Timothy R. Whelan    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 6/3/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.678  An Act relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015   
H.1074  An Act providing tuition retention at the University of Massachusetts  John W. Scibak    3/10/2015   
S.674  An Act to ensure equal access to college course materials for visually impaired students  Thomas M. McGee    4/15/2015   
H.3426  An Act to examine the advertising and lending practices of for-profit schools in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Brian R. Mannal    5/18/2015   
H.1043  An Act relative to college tuition and fees for veterans  Sean Garballey 
John C. Velis  
3/10/2015   
S.686  An Act to establish a Master of Library Science assistance program  James E. Timilty    4/15/2015   
H.1054  An Act relative to in-state tuition fairness  James J. Lyons, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.1052  An Act relative to tuition for U.S. Veterans  Marc T. Lombardo    3/10/2015   
H.1044  An Act eliminating Form 901 reporting requirement  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 6/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.681  An Act to provide a no pay for higher education law  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
H.1040  An Act to improve management and accountability in the delivery of state services  Carolyn C. Dykema    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 6/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1064  An Act creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities  Tom Sannicandro 
Barbara L'Italien  
3/10/2015   
S.682  An Act to provide a higher education, training and service income law  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
H.1053  An Act relative to instate tuition  Marc T. Lombardo    3/10/2015   
S.669  An Act to expand veterans survivor benefits  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015   
S.666  An Act regarding tuition equity for high school graduates in the Commonwealth  Linda Dorcena Forry    4/15/2015   
H.1061  An Act relative to equal opportunity for high school graduates in the commonwealth  Denise Provost    3/10/2015   
H.1065  An Act creating a scholarship fund to further the study of developmental disabilities  Tom Sannicandro    3/10/2015   
H.1060  An Act establishing an education loan repayment program for social workers in areas of need  William Smitty Pignatelli    3/10/2015   
H.1066  An Act relative to breaking generational cycles of poverty  Tom Sannicandro    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 6/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1051  An Act relative to preserving Polish heritage in the Pioneer Valley  Peter V. Kocot    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 6/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1045  An Act relative to public higher education  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 6/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.650  An Act creating a sexual assault climate survey for Massachusetts colleges and universities  William N. Brownsberger    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/3/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1077  An Act relative to establishing a tuition free program for teachers and paraprofessionals  Steven Ultrino    3/10/2015   
S.671  An Act creating a scholarship fund to increase the number of medical providers who are knowledgeable in autism  Barbara L'Italien    4/15/2015   
S.670  An Act creating a right to representation for college students in some school disciplinary matters  Barbara L'Italien    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/3/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1070  An Act making community colleges in Massachusetts free for residents of the state  Tom Sannicandro 
Michael O. Moore  
3/10/2015   
S.654  An Act regarding higher education opportunities for high school graduates in the Commonwealth  Sonia Chang-Diaz    4/15/2015   
H.1075  An Act relative to the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Program  Theodore C. Speliotis    3/10/2015   
H.3249  An Act relative to campus safety  Jennifer E. Benson    3/27/2015  Scheduled For 6/3/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1049  An Act relative to performance-based funding for the public system of higher education  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.1050  An Act relative to the expansion of the valedictorian tuition waiver program  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.1047  An Act relative to the Honorable George V. Kenneally, Jr.  Daniel J. Hunt    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 6/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1069  An Act allowing public higher education institutions to retain in-state tuition  Tom Sannicandro    3/10/2015   
H.1062  An Act to establish a commission to study a "Pay it Forward" model of higher education financing  Jeffrey N. Roy    3/10/2015   
S.687  An Act relative to community college tuition  Daniel A. Wolf    4/15/2015   
H.1063  An Act to establish a commission to study the feasibility of creating and funding a universal children’s savings account  Byron Rushing    3/10/2015   
H.1067  An Act creating a college savings program for every child born in Massachusetts  Tom Sannicandro 
Sean Garballey  
3/10/2015   
S.653  An Act relative to in-state tuition retention for UMMS  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015   
S.651  An Act for reimbursement for costs of the ‘Learning Contract’  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015   
S.652  An Act to expand UMMS class size and allow up to 25 non-Massachusetts residents  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015   
S.688  An Act to increase access to higher education  Daniel A. Wolf    4/15/2015   
S.656  An Act codifying and reforming the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Program  Eileen M. Donoghue    4/15/2015   
S.672  An Act creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities  Barbara L'Italien    4/15/2015   
H.1057  An Act for reimbursement for costs of the ‘learning contract’  James J. O'Day    3/10/2015   
H.1059  An Act to expand UMMS class size and allow up to 25 non-Massachusetts residents  James J. O'Day    3/10/2015   
H.1058  An Act relative to in-state tuition retention for UMMS  James J. O'Day    3/10/2015   
H.1055  An Act to Invest in Higher Education Faculty  Paul W. Mark    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 6/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.664  An Act to create a college savings program for every child born in Massachusetts  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
S.673  An Act relative to improving graduation rates at public colleges and universities  Barbara L'Italien    4/15/2015   
H.3427  An Act relative to the purchase of iPads at Bridgewater State University  Paul McMurtry    5/18/2015   
S.657  An Act expanding the community college workforce training incentive program  Eileen M. Donoghue    4/15/2015   
S.683  An Act establishing the Finish Line Scholarship Program  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.684  An Act regarding oversight on eligibility for tuition and fee waivers  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.665  An Act establishing an education loan repayment program for social workers in areas of need  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
H.1071  An Act relative to higher education capital investment in gateway cities  Paul A. Schmid, III    3/10/2015   
S.655  An Act to establish a commission to study the feasibility of creating and funding a universal children's savings account  Sonia Chang-Diaz    4/15/2015   
S.660  An Act relative to fees at community colleges and state universities  Eileen M. Donoghue    4/15/2015   
S.661  An Act relative to uniform financial aid information  Eileen M. Donoghue    4/15/2015   
S.685  An Act authorizing performance-based education funding  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
H.3428  An Act to promote college success in the commonwealth  Paul McMurtry    5/18/2015   
S.662  An Act reforming institutional eligibility requirements for state-based financial aid  Eileen M. Donoghue    4/15/2015   
S.663  An Act providing tuition retention at the University of Massachusetts  Eileen M. Donoghue    4/15/2015   
S.679  An Act concerning sexual violence on higher education campuses  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/3/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1041  An Act concerning sexual violence on higher education campuses  Tricia Farley-Bouvier 
Daniel M. Donahue  
3/10/2015  Scheduled For 6/3/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1056  An Act providing loan forgiveness for health care professionals serving underserved rural communities  Paul W. Mark    3/10/2015   
H.1048  An Act providing full student representation on the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees  Daniel J. Hunt    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 6/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1046  An Act supporting access and excellence in public higher education  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015   
H.14  An Act relative to higher education boards of trustees  Inspector General    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 6/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.3556  An Act authorizing Quincy College to confer baccalaureate degrees   Ronald Mariano    5/28/2015   
S.658  Resolve providing for an investigation and study into expanding targeted student loan forgiveness programs  Eileen M. Donoghue    4/15/2015   
S.659  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to a more robust public higher education oversight structure  Eileen M. Donoghue    4/15/2015   
H.1076  Resolve establishing a special commission relative to reducing the costs associated with the purchase of college textbooks  Walter F. Timilty    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 6/3/2015 11:00:00 AM