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Joint Committee onTelecommunications, Utilities and Energy

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Senate Information
Room 413F
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1625
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Room 473B
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2263
It shall be the duty of the committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy to consider all matters concerning the exploration, exploitation and development of energy sources, such as coal, gas, oil, nuclear fusion, solar rays, tidal movement, etc., including the siting of energy facilities, public utilities, wind farms, bottle bill and such other matters as may be referred.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
Jun 11 2013 1:00 PM Natural Gas Infrastructure and Safety

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Completed B-1
Jun 18 2013 1:00 PM Utility Poles and Metering

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Completed A-2
Jul 9 2013 10:00 AM Energy Efficiency

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Completed A-1
Jul 16 2013 10:00 AM Renewable Energy

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Completed A-1
Sep 10 2013 1:00 PM Utility Reliability and Service Quality

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Completed A-2
Sep 17 2013 1:00 PM Bottle Bills

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Oct 8 2013 10:00 AM Telecommunications

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Completed A-2
Oct 29 2013 10:00 AM Municipal Lighting Plant Bills

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Completed A-2
Nov 12 2013 10:00 AM Miscellaneous

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Completed A-2
Dec 3 2013 1:00 PM Wind

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Completed A-2
Jan 8 2014 10:00 AM Late Filed Bills

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Completed A-2
Mar 6 2014 10:00 AM Bottle Bill Initiative Petition

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Completed A-1
Mar 11 2014 2:00 PM PACE, Net Metering and MBI Bills

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Completed B-1
Apr 8 2014 11:00 AM Clean Energy Resources

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Completed B-1
Jun 24 2014 3:00 PM Late Filed Bill

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Completed A-2
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
S.177  An Act fueling job creation through energy efficiency   Brian A. Joyce   Favorable 
S.2184  An Act relative to the Massachusetts Broadband Institute  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Redraft 
H.4152  An Act relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Redraft 
S.2183  An Act upgrading mobile broadband coverage in the Commonwealth  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Redraft 
S.2182  An Act relative to transparency in private utility construction contracts  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Redraft 
H.4185  An Act relative to net metering and solar power  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Redraft 
S.2210  An Act relative to the qualification of inspectors of wire and assistant inspectors of wire employed by a city or town  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Redraft 
H.4187  An Act relative to clean energy resources   Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Redraft 
H.4186  An Act modernizing cell phone regulation and encouraging economic growth  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Redraft 
S.2228  Telecommunications, utilities and energy matters.  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Study 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.2984  An Act to expand the bottle bill.  Thomas M. Stanley    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/17/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.2923  An act to improve recycling and litter reduction  Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/17/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.2943  An Act updating the bottle bill   Jonathan Hecht    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/17/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.2973  An Act to further recycling across the Commonwealth  Tom Sannicandro    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/17/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.2992  An Act encouraging a clean environment in Massachusetts  Daniel B. Winslow    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/17/2013 1:00:00 PM  
S.1616  An Act relative to reusable beverage containers  Karen E. Spilka    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/17/2013 1:00:00 PM  
S.1605  An Act relative to the bottle bill  Michael O. Moore    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/17/2013 1:00:00 PM  
S.1588  An Act updating the bottle bill   Cynthia S. Creem    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/17/2013 1:00:00 PM  
S.1614  An Act relative to the redemption of beverage containers  Stanley C. Rosenberg    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/17/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.2942  An Act to update the bottle deposit system and lower the cost of recycling beverage containers in the Commonwealth  Colleen M. Garry    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/17/2013 1:00:00 PM  
S.1598  An Act to Improve Recycling  Robert L. Hedlund    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/17/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.2513  An Act improving recycling in the Commonwealth  John J. Binienda    4/11/2013  Scheduled For 9/17/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.3437  A communication from the Department of Energy Resources (under section 12 of Chapter 25A of the General Laws) submitting proposed amendments to regulations governing the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard.      4/25/2013   
S.379  An Act improving recycling in the Commonwealth  Michael O. Moore    7/8/2013  Scheduled For 9/17/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.3633  An Act Communication from the Division of Energy Resources of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (under the provisions of section 12 of Chapter 25A of the General Laws) submitting amendments to 225 CMR 13, DOER CO2 Budget Trading Program Auction Regulation  NONE    8/27/2013   
H.3644  An Act Communication from the Division of Energy Resources of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (under the provisions of section 12 of Chapter 25A of the General Laws) submitting amendments to 225 CMR 10, Energy Management Services (EMS) Contract ("EMS Regulations")  NONE    9/10/2013   
H.3848  An Act relative to updating the bottle bill  NONE    1/14/2014  Scheduled For 3/6/2014 10:00:00 AM  
H.3895  A communication from the Department of Energy Resources (under section 12 of Chapter 25A of the General Laws) submitting proposed amendments to regulations governing the Renewable Portfolio Standard-Class I.  NONE    2/12/2014   
H.4022  An Act Communication from the Division of Energy Resources of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (under the provisions of section 12 of Chapter 25A of the General Laws) submitting amendments to 225 CMR 15, Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) Class II  NONE    4/4/2014   

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