Joint Committee onRules

Committee Contact Info

Senate Information
Room 312-C
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1440
House Information
Room 166
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2692
It shall be the duty of the committees on Rules to establish and recommend policy procedures for the General Court; to consider all orders, resolutions and petitions referred thereto relating to recess studies, rules changes, etc.; and to consider such other matters as may be referred thereto or that the committees deem necessary for the expeditious actions of the General Court.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
No hearings currently scheduled
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.2706  An Act establishing a special commission to study the legislative process  Diana DiZoglio    3/11/2015   
H.2111  An Act creating a special commission studying cutting, welding and hot work processes regulated by the State Fire Code  Nick Collins 
Kenneth J. Donnelly  
6/24/2015   
H.2569  An Act to promote sales tax fairness for main street retailers  Jay R. Kaufman    7/1/2015   
H.2703  An Act relative to the conduct of legislative committees  James Arciero    3/11/2015   
H.2705  An Act relative to local impacts of enacted legislation  James M. Cantwell    3/11/2015   
H.2704  An Act relative to the early resolution of local aid  James Arciero    3/11/2015   
H.2546  An Act relative to creating a commission to study the feasibility of simplifying the personal income tax code  Randy Hunt    5/7/2015   
  An Act relative to hardship licenses for first time offenders  Bruce E. Tarr    3/5/2015   
  An Act relative to adult motorcycle helmet choice  Brian A. Joyce    3/5/2015   
  An Act relative to wire-tapping in the Commonwealth  Brian A. Joyce    3/5/2015   
  An Act relative to the creation of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Finance Control Board  Bruce E. Tarr    3/5/2015   
  An Act relative to motor vehicle homicide sentencing  Brian A. Joyce    3/5/2015   
  An Act requiring informed consent to the use of dental amalgam which contains mercury in dental procedures  Brian A. Joyce    3/5/2015   
  An Act relative to traffic enforcement cameras  Kenneth J. Donnelly    3/5/2015   
  An Act relative to trigeminal neuralgia awareness month  Robert L. Hedlund    3/5/2015   
  An Act relative to the addresses of time-share owners  Jennifer L. Flanagan    3/16/2015   
  An Act authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land in the town of Shrewsbury  Michael O. Moore    3/16/2015   
  An Act to provide for appropriations by a city or town for a trust fund to provide for future liabilities of health insurance for retirees of such cities or towns  Bruce E. Tarr    3/19/2015   
  An Act allowing additional compensation of a certified governmental accountant as determined by the Massachusetts Municipal Auditors' and Accounts' Association, Inc  Bruce E. Tarr    3/19/2015   
  An Act relative to employment contracts for town accountants and city auditors  Bruce E. Tarr    3/19/2015   
  An Act allowing police officers to take into protective custody minors who have consumed alcohol  Bruce E. Tarr    3/19/2015   
  An Act relative to group insurance costs for certain public retirees  James E. Timilty    4/2/2015   
  An Act to ensure due process in mental health facilities  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015   
  An Act to protect children from excessive force  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015   
  An Act to reduce conflict-of-interest in child abuse investigations  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015   
  An Act reforming the judicial system  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015   
  An Act relating to carbon monoxide detectors in schools  Ryan C. Fattman    4/27/2015   
  An Act clarifying the headlight law as a non-surchargeable offense for insurance purposes  Thomas P. Kennedy    4/30/2015   
  An Act relating to free speech in elections  Ryan C. Fattman    5/4/2015   
  An Act limiting indemnity and insurance responsibility for general contractors and subcontractors in construction work  Michael F. Rush    5/7/2015   
  An Act relative to unmarried couples  Anne M. Gobi    6/1/2015   
  An Act to establish a General Court Administration Corporation  Bruce E. Tarr    6/4/2015   
  An Act to establish the Institute of Gaming  Bruce E. Tarr    6/4/2015   
  An Act to establish a Commercial Property Administration Corporation  Bruce E. Tarr    6/4/2015   
  An Act to establish a Health Administration Corporation  Bruce E. Tarr    6/4/2015   
  An Act relative to postpartum depression screening  Joan B. Lovely    6/25/2015   
  An Act relative to prejudgment interest  William N. Brownsberger    6/25/2015   
  An Act relative to partition fences  Benjamin B. Downing    6/29/2015   
  An Act to protect public health, promote accountability and prevent the violation of individual rights through the misuse – abuse & the violation of law by amending Chapter 123 Section 12  Barbara L'Italien    7/1/2015   
  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Anthony Hart, an employee of the Department of Mental Health  Harriette L. Chandler    7/1/2015   
H.698  Resolve relative to protecting the archaeological, geological and fossil resources of western Massachusetts  Peter V. Kocot    6/22/2015