Joint Committee onTelecommunications, Utilities and Energy

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Senate Information
Room 413-F
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
Apr 14 2015 1:00 PM State of Energy in the Commonwealth

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Completed B-2
1:00 PM EOEEA Secretary Beaton

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1:20 PM MA CEC

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1:30 PM DOER Commissioner Burgess and Division Directors

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2:00 PM DPU Chair O'Connor and Division Directors

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2:30 PM ISO-NE

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2:45 PM NGRID

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3:00 PM Eversource

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3:15 PM Unitil

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3:30 PM Municipal Electric Association of Massachusetts

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3:45 PM Attorney General Healey and Division Staff

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May 12 2015 2:00 PM State of Energy in the Commonwealth II

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Jun 2 2015 1:00 PM Solar

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Jun 30 2015 1:00 PM Energy Efficiency Hearing

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Completed B-1
Sep 22 2015 1:00 PM Utility Reliability, Poles, and Meters

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Sep 29 2015 1:00 PM Clean Energy Procurement, Transmission, and Financing

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Oct 20 2015 1:00 PM Municipal Light Plants, Aggregation, and Access to Data

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Oct 27 2015 1:00 PM Wind, Renewables, and the Environment

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Completed B-1
Nov 10 2015 1:00 PM Telecommunications

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Completed B-1
Nov 17 2015 1:00 PM Miscellaneous Topics

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Completed B-2
Mar 1 2016 1:00 PM Late File Hearing Agenda

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Completed A-1
Today Jun 1 2016 1:00 PM Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy (no topics published)   Confirmed A-2
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
S.1766  An Act further promoting energy efficiency and green jobs  James B. Eldridge   Favorable 
S.1767  An Act requiring gas leak repairs during certain road projects  James B. Eldridge   Favorable 
S.1778  An Act relative to utility data transparency and access  Jason M. Lewis   Favorable 
S.1783  An Act relative to bonding authority for the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center  Marc R. Pacheco   Favorable 
S.2159  An Act improving outdoor lighting and increasing dark-sky visibility   Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Redraft 
H.2858  An Act relative to transparency in private utility construction contracts  Edward F. Coppinger   Favorable 
H.3529  An Act relative to aggregated gas power  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.   Favorable 
H.4177  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Study 
H.646  An Act improving recycling in the Commonwealth  Mark J. Cusack
Michael O. Moore  
Favorable 
H.2850  An Act Relative to Improving Public Safety in Excavation  Antonio F. D. Cabral   Favorable 
H.2904  An Act relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Favorable 
H.3532  An Act creating a green bank to promote clean energy in Massachusetts  Paul W. Mark   Favorable 
S.1758  An Act relative to the protection of propane gas ratepayers  Benjamin B. Downing   Favorable 
S.2274  An Act relative to waste-to-energy-facilities  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Redraft 
S.2275  An Act relative to the Next Generation Network Initiative   Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Redraft 
S.1782  An Act to prohibit misleading telemarketer calls to consumers  Kathleen O'Connor Ives   Favorable 
S.1798  An Act establishing funding to provide moneys for postclosure activities at nuclear power stations  Daniel A. Wolf   Favorable 
H.4336  An Act to promote energy diversity  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Redraft 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.1747  An Act combating climate change  Michael J. Barrett    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/27/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2889  An Act promoting residential energy efficiency improvements  Stephen Kulik    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/30/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.644  An Act relative to federally regulated renewable energy facilities  Brendan P. Crighton    6/25/2015  Scheduled For 10/27/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1757  An Act relative to clean energy resources  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1760  An Act relative to creating a clean energy standard  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/27/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1761  An Act relative to home energy efficiency  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/30/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.717  An Act relative to the use of Glyphosate by utility companies and/or government entities on land located within, on, or above a federally-designated sole source aquifer  Brian R. Mannal    3/28/2016   
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.1774  An Act fueling job creation through energy efficiency  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/30/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1786  An Act to protect our environment and reduce the carbon footprint of the commonwealth  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/27/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2888  An Act relative to small farm energy production  Peter V. Kocot    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/27/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1785  An Act to protect our environment and update our climate action plan  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/27/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1763  An Act relative to net metering  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/27/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1764  An Act relative to renewable energy portfolio standards  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/27/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2851  An Act to promote offshore wind energy  Antonio F. D. Cabral    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2861  An Act relative to clean energy resources  Mark J. Cusack    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2895  An Act to promote long-term renewable contracts for municipal aggregators and municipalities  Timothy R. Madden    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1965  An Act relative to energy sector compliance with the Global Warming Solutions Act  Charles D. Baker    7/13/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.2287  An Act ensuring the safety of residents, first responders, and gas workers  Sal N. DiDomenico    5/9/2016   
H.4357  An Act relative to the Energy Facilities Siting Board  Michael S. Day 
Jason M. Lewis  
5/31/2016   
H.4347  An Act authorizing the town of Carlisle to assess fines for failure to relocate or remove utility poles and wires  Cory Atkins    5/31/2016   
S.1922  Net metering and solar generation report  Net Metering Task Force    5/12/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM