Joint Committee onTelecommunications, Utilities and Energy

Committee Contact Info

Senate Information
Room 413-F
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.
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.1779  An Act relative to transparency in private utility construction contracts  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015   
S.1778  An Act relative to utility data transparency and access  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015   
S.1775  An Act relative to a microgrid pilot program  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015   
H.2874  An Act relating to the replacement of gas meters  Michael J. Finn    3/11/2015   
H.2877  An Act relative to emergency back up power at gasoline stations  William C. Galvin    3/11/2015   
S.1788  An Act relative to decommissioning plans for electric generating facilities  Michael J. Rodrigues    4/15/2015   
H.2905  An Act to further recycling across the Commonwealth  Tom Sannicandro    3/11/2015   
H.2906  An Act to eliminate coal burning and use  Tom Sannicandro    3/11/2015   
H.2897  An Act relative to recovery  John J. Mahoney    3/11/2015   
H.2857  An Act relative to energy efficiency education  Tackey Chan    3/11/2015   
H.2855  An Act increasing service quality penalty against electric and gas companies  Tackey Chan    3/11/2015   
H.2856  An Act relative to double poles  Tackey Chan    3/11/2015   
H.2892  An Act relative to double poles  Stephen Kulik    3/11/2015   
H.2916  An Act to expand the bottle bill  Thomas M. Stanley    3/11/2015   
S.1797  An Act establishing a fee on the storage of spent nuclear fuel in pools  Daniel A. Wolf    4/15/2015   
S.1798  An Act establishing funding to provide moneys for postclosure activities at nuclear power stations  Daniel A. Wolf    4/15/2015   
H.2882  An Act relative to double poles  Jonathan Hecht    3/11/2015   
H.2858  An Act relative to transparency in private utility construction contracts  Edward F. Coppinger    3/11/2015   
H.3310  An Act further regulating cable television systems  David M. Nangle    3/27/2015   
H.2917  An Act relative to consumer choice of green electricity  Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.2850  An Act Relative to Improving Public Safety in Excavation  Antonio F. D. Cabral    3/11/2015   
H.2901  An Act regarding regulation of directory assistance  David K. Muradian, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.2919  An Act relieving the adverse effects of wind energy  David T. Vieira    3/11/2015   
S.1751  An Act An Act improving outdoor lighting and increasing dark-sky visibility  Cynthia S. Creem    4/15/2015   
H.2893  An Act relative to the authority of the Attorney General  Stephen Kulik    3/11/2015   
H.2864  An Act authorizing the North Central Chamber of Commerce to conduct a pilot program  Stephen L. DiNatale    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2866  An Act relative to the establishment of municipal lighting authorities  Stephen L. DiNatale    3/11/2015   
H.2865  An Act promoting storm resistant utility infrastructure upgrades  Stephen L. DiNatale    3/11/2015   
H.3529  An Act relative to aggregated gas power  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.    5/18/2015   
H.2847  An Act to support community access television  Ruth B. Balser    3/11/2015   
H.2894  An Act relative to double poles  Marc T. Lombardo    3/11/2015   
H.2885  An Act relative to double utility poles  Kate Hogan    3/11/2015   
H.2852  An Act relative to net metering, community shared solar and energy storage  Thomas J. Calter 
Paul W. Mark  
3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2876  An Act authorizing borrowing by cities and towns at zero percent from the Commonwealth for green energy sources  Paul K. Frost    3/11/2015   
H.2903  An Act relative to generating facilities  Shaunna L. O'Connell    3/11/2015   
H.2867  An Act to modernize communications policy for voice services  Stephen L. DiNatale    3/11/2015   
H.2920  An Act to amend Section 22, Section 10 (c) of Chapter 169 of the Acts of 2008 relative to Green Communities  Chris Walsh    3/11/2015   
H.2880  An Act improving recycling in the Commonwealth  Colleen M. Garry    3/11/2015   
S.1791  An Act establishing a transformative motion utilities law  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
H.2859  An Act relative to installation of electrical sub-meters  Edward F. Coppinger    3/11/2015   
H.2908  An Act relative to voluntary towing  John W. Scibak    3/11/2015   
S.1792  An Act to provide a black out battery back up  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.1796  An Act relative to the safety and protection of utility work and construction sites  James E. Timilty    4/15/2015   
H.2873  An Act relative to providing hearing and visual aids to deaf and blind viewers  Ann-Margaret Ferrante    3/11/2015   
S.1747  An Act combating climate change  Michael J. Barrett    4/15/2015   
H.2911  An Act relative to net metering  Frank I. Smizik    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2891  An Act relative to renewable energy certificates  Stephen Kulik    3/11/2015   
H.2890  An Act relative to renewable energy  Stephen Kulik    3/11/2015   
S.1748  An Act requiring the timely adoption of greenhouse gas emission limits for the year 2030  William N. Brownsberger    4/15/2015   
S.1776  An Act relative to municipal light plants  John F. Keenan    4/15/2015   
H.2879  An Act relative to net metering  Colleen M. Garry    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1749  An Act requiring the disclosure of energy usage data  William N. Brownsberger    4/15/2015   
H.2896  An Act reducing the cost of solar power through increased competition  John J. Mahoney    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1790  An Act relative to community liaisons  Richard J. Ross    4/15/2015   
H.3307  An Act relative to the safety of teenage drivers  Carolyn C. Dykema    3/27/2015   
H.2870  An Act relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas  Lori A. Ehrlich 
James B. Eldridge  
3/11/2015   
H.2853  An Act relative to hydrokinetic energy  James M. Cantwell    3/11/2015   
S.1750  An Act relative to injury caused by poles, wires, and apparatus  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015   
H.2854  An Act relative to the Next Generation Network Initiative  Evandro C. Carvalho    3/11/2015   
H.2863  An Act relative to public utility company vegetation management  Josh S. Cutler    3/11/2015   
H.2889  An Act promoting residential energy efficiency improvements  Stephen Kulik    3/11/2015   
H.3531  An Act to examine the cost of gasoline, oil, natural gas, and electricity on Cape Cod and the Islands  Brian R. Mannal    5/18/2015   
S.1755  An Act relative to service quality standards  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015   
S.1756  An Act regulating the sale of telephone transmission lines  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015   
S.1799  An Act to improve renewable energy distribution  Daniel A. Wolf    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2886  An Act relative to further reducing energy use by encouraging investments in energy efficiency  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.2909  An Act further promoting energy efficiency and green jobs  Frank I. Smizik    3/11/2015   
H.2887  An Act relative to reducing the cost of electricity for Massachusetts ratepayers  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3528  An Act relative to the process for increasing utility rates  John V. Fernandes    5/18/2015   
S.1757  An Act relative to clean energy resources  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015   
S.1787  An Act relative to net metering  Anthony W. Petruccelli    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2871  An Act relative to gas leak repairs during road projects  Lori A. Ehrlich    3/11/2015   
S.1780  An Act relative to the sale of natural gas as a motor fuel  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015   
H.3306  An Act relative to the use of business telephone numbers in the underground economy  James J. Dwyer    3/27/2015   
H.2910  An Act relative to comprehensive siting reform for land based wind projects  Frank I. Smizik    3/11/2015   
S.1758  An Act relative to the protection of propane gas ratepayers  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015   
S.1759  An Act relative to waste-to-energy facilities  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015   
H.2904  An Act relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/11/2015   
S.1760  An Act relative to creating a clean energy standard  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015   
H.2918  An Act relative to the timely determination of towing rates  Aaron Vega    3/11/2015   
S.1772  An Act relative to on-site combined heat and power facilities  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015   
S.1773  An Act relative to competition and municipalization  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015   
H.2902  An Act to improve water sub-metering in manufactured housing communities  Mathew Muratore    3/11/2015   
S.1761  An Act relative to home energy efficiency  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015   
S.1762  An Act relative to energy storage systems  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1783  An Act relative to bonding authority for the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015   
H.2898  An Act relative to the siting of land based industrial wind turbines  Brian R. Mannal    3/11/2015   
H.2848  An Act clarifying certain utility assessments  Michael D. Brady    3/11/2015   
S.1774  An Act fueling job creation through energy efficiency  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015   
H.2915  An Act providing discretion to municipal light boards  Theodore C. Speliotis    3/11/2015   
S.1753  An Act relative to affordable housing energy efficiency  Sal N. DiDomenico    4/15/2015   
H.2872  An Act concerning transparency and accountability of public funds used for wind and solar projects  Kimberly N. Ferguson    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2884  An Act establishing an electric vehicle consumer rebate program  Bradford R. Hill    3/11/2015   
H.2869  An Act relative to the timing of reimbursement for federal manufacturers excise tax  Paul J. Donato    3/11/2015   
H.2875  An Act to increase recycling in the Commonwealth  Gloria L. Fox 
Cynthia S. Creem  
3/11/2015   
S.1754  An Act relative to the failure to remove existing poles  Kenneth J. Donnelly    4/15/2015   
S.1765  An Act relative to water meter testing fees  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
H.3534  An Act addressing the gas pipeline project  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.    5/18/2015   
S.1786  An Act to protect our environment and reduce the carbon footprint of the commonwealth  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015   
S.1766  An Act further promoting energy efficiency and green jobs  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
H.2888  An Act relative to small farm energy production  Peter V. Kocot    3/11/2015   
S.1785  An Act to protect our environment and update our climate action plan  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015   
H.2899  An Act to establish a home heating commission  Paul W. Mark    3/11/2015   
H.2900  An Act relative to municipal energy use disclosure and reporting  Paul W. Mark    3/11/2015   
H.2849  An Act relative to utility data transparency and access  Paul Brodeur    3/11/2015   
H.3526  An Act relative to protecting the electrical transmission grid system of Massachusetts  Daniel M. Donahue    5/18/2015   
S.1767  An Act requiring gas leak repairs during certain road projects  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
H.2860  An Act Concerning Transparency and Accountability of Public Funds used for Wind and Solar projects  Mark J. Cusack    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3527  An Act relative to the construction of generating facilities  Michelle M. DuBois    5/18/2015   
S.1763  An Act relative to net metering  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015   
S.1784  An Act relative to net metering  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3532  An Act creating a green bank to promote clean energy in Massachusetts  Paul W. Mark    5/18/2015   
H.3533  An Act relative to fair and stable electricity pricing  Paul W. Mark    5/18/2015   
S.1764  An Act relative to renewable energy portfolio standards  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015   
S.1768  An Act relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
H.3309  An Act providing certain property owners with royalties related to the extraction of natural gas  Stephen Kulik    3/27/2015   
S.1769  An Act to protect Massachusetts gas and electric ratepayers  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
H.3308  An Act regulating practices of common carriers regarding former business customers  Kenneth I. Gordon    3/27/2015   
S.1781  An Act to regulate hydraulic fracturing  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    4/15/2015   
H.2851  An Act to promote offshore wind energy  Antonio F. D. Cabral    3/11/2015   
S.1752  An Act to increase container recycling in the Commonwealth  Cynthia S. Creem    4/15/2015   
H.3525  An Act relative to municipal electric supplier aggregation  James Arciero    5/18/2015   
H.2912  An Act relative to capturing cost-effective energy savings for Massachusetts customers  Frank I. Smizik    3/11/2015   
S.1770  An Act relative to net metering, community shared solar and energy storage  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2881  An Act to promote energy diversity  Patricia A. Haddad    3/11/2015   
H.2883  An Act promoting transparency in electric bills  Paul R. Heroux    3/11/2015   
H.2878  An Act improving outdoor lighting and increasing dark-sky visibility  Sean Garballey    3/11/2015   
S.1793  An Act relative to an energy pilot program  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
H.2861  An Act relative to clean energy resources  Mark J. Cusack    3/11/2015   
S.1794  An Act relative to the green communities act  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
H.3530  An Act relative to construction for the installation or repair of utility lines  Russell E. Holmes    5/18/2015   
H.2913  An Act promoting transparency in wind generated electricity production  Todd M. Smola    3/11/2015   
H.2914  An Act relative to accountability of public funds used for wind turbines  Todd M. Smola    3/11/2015   
H.2907  An Act protecting the public interest in cable mergers  Tom Sannicandro    3/11/2015   
S.1771  An Act promoting zero net-energy buildings in the Commonwealth  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
S.1789  An Act to preserve energy reliability in the Commonwealth  Michael J. Rodrigues    4/15/2015   
S.1782  An Act to prohibit misleading telemarketer calls to consumers  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    4/15/2015   
S.1777  An Act relative to conditional expansion of the bottle bill  John F. Keenan    4/15/2015   
H.2868  An Act relative to utilities, smart meters, and ratepayers’ rights  Stephen L. DiNatale    3/11/2015   
S.1795  An Act further defining water dependent uses  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
H.2895  An Act to promote long-term renewable contracts for municipal aggregators and municipalities  Timothy R. Madden    3/11/2015   
H.2862  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to vegetation removal by public utility companies  Josh S. Cutler    3/11/2015   
S.1992  Net metering and solar generation report  Net Metering Task Force    5/12/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM