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.
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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   
H.1072  An Act to further commercialization and job creation through innovation at research universities  John W. Scibak    3/10/2015   
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   
H.1078  An Act relative to student’s rights in higher education  Timothy R. Whelan    3/10/2015   
H.1074  An Act providing tuition retention at the University of Massachusetts  John W. Scibak    3/10/2015   
H.1043  An Act relative to college tuition and fees for veterans  Sean Garballey 
John C. Velis  
3/10/2015   
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   
H.1040  An Act to improve management and accountability in the delivery of state services  Carolyn C. Dykema    3/10/2015   
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   
H.1053  An Act relative to instate tuition  Marc T. Lombardo    3/10/2015   
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   
H.1051  An Act relative to preserving Polish heritage in the Pioneer Valley  Peter V. Kocot    3/10/2015   
H.1045  An Act relative to public higher education  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015   
H.1077  An Act relative to establishing a tuition free program for teachers and paraprofessionals  Steven Ultrino    3/10/2015   
H.1070  An Act making community colleges in Massachusetts free for residents of the state  Tom Sannicandro 
Michael O. Moore  
3/10/2015   
H.1075  An Act relative to the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Program  Theodore C. Speliotis    3/10/2015   
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   
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   
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   
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   
H.1071  An Act relative to higher education capital investment in gateway cities  Paul A. Schmid, III    3/10/2015   
H.1041  An Act concerning sexual violence on higher education campuses  Tricia Farley-Bouvier 
Daniel M. Donahue  
3/10/2015   
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   
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      3/10/2015