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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
House Information
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
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.3765  An Act relative to natural gas leaks  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Redraft 
H.2945  An Act relative to double utility poles  Kate Hogan   Favorable 
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.2928  An Act authorizing the North Central Chamber of Commerce to conduct a pilot program  Stephen L. DiNatale    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/29/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2930  An Act modernizing telephone regulation and encouraging economic growth.  Stephen L. DiNatale    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/8/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2973  An Act to further recycling across the Commonwealth  Tom Sannicandro    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/17/2013 1:00:00 PM  
S.1612  An Act to allow web posting of telephone rates   Michael J. Rodrigues    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/8/2013 10:00:00 AM  
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  
H.2964  An Act relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants  Alice Hanlon Peisch    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/29/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1611  An Act relative to the qualification of inspectors of wire and assist nspectors of wire employed by a city or town  Anthony W. Petruccelli    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/10/2013 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.1572  An Act relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants  Cynthia S. Creem    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/29/2013 10:00:00 AM  
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  
H.2935  An Act to transition to a clean energy Commonwealth   Lori A. Ehrlich    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/12/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2947  An Act relative to reducing the cost of electricity for Massachusetts ratepayers  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/16/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2915  An Act to support solar energy investments by homeowners and businesses.  Thomas J. Calter    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/16/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1598  An Act to Improve Recycling  Robert L. Hedlund    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/17/2013 1:00:00 PM  
S.1585  An Act relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal lighting plants  James B. Eldridge    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/29/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3385  An Act relative to incumbent local exchange carriers  Michael A. Costello    4/4/2013  Scheduled For 6/18/2013 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  
S.1873  An Act relative to transparency in private utility construction contracts  Michael O. Moore    10/3/2013  Scheduled For 11/12/2013 10:00:00 AM  
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   
S.1908  An Act upgrading mobile broadband coverage in the Commonwealth  Jennifer L. Flanagan    10/31/2013  Scheduled For 11/12/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.2019  An Act relative to net metering  Anthony W. Petruccelli    2/26/2014  Scheduled For 3/11/2014 2:00:00 PM  
H.3848  An Act relative to updating the bottle bill  NONE    1/14/2014  Scheduled For 3/6/2014 10:00:00 AM  
H.3901  An Act relative to net metering  Frank I. Smizik    2/12/2014  Scheduled For 3/11/2014 2:00:00 PM  
S.2020  An Act relative to the Massachusetts Broadband Institute  Benjamin B. Downing    2/26/2014  Scheduled For 3/11/2014 2:00:00 PM  
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   
S.177  An Act fueling job creation through energy efficiency   Brian A. Joyce    2/20/2014  Scheduled For 3/11/2014 2:00:00 PM  
S.2030  An Act reducing the cost of solar power through increased competition   Michael J. Rodrigues    3/5/2014  Scheduled For 3/11/2014 2:00:00 PM  
H.3968  An Act relative to clean energy resources   Mark J. Cusack 
Barry R. Finegold  
3/18/2014  Scheduled For 4/8/2014 11:00:00 AM  
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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