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.585  An Act increasing voter participation in primary elections  James M. Murphy    3/23/2016   
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.2571  An Act establishing a special commission on the tax expenditure budget  Jay R. Kaufman    4/14/2016   
H.714  An Act to Establish a Beaver Damage Control Commission  Kevin J. Kuros    4/7/2016   
SD.1899  An Act relative to hardship licenses for first time offenders  Bruce E. Tarr    3/5/2015   
SD.1961  An Act relative to adult motorcycle helmet choice  Brian A. Joyce    3/5/2015   
SD.1960  An Act relative to wire-tapping in the Commonwealth  Brian A. Joyce    3/5/2015   
SD.1947  An Act relative to the creation of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Finance Control Board  Bruce E. Tarr    3/5/2015   
SD.1959  An Act relative to motor vehicle homicide sentencing  Brian A. Joyce    3/5/2015   
SD.1958  An Act requiring informed consent to the use of dental amalgam which contains mercury in dental procedures  Brian A. Joyce    3/5/2015   
SD.1955  An Act relative to traffic enforcement cameras  Kenneth J. Donnelly    3/5/2015   
SD.1978  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   
SD.1990  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   
SD.1989  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   
SD.1988  An Act relative to employment contracts for town accountants and city auditors  Bruce E. Tarr    3/19/2015   
SD.1987  An Act allowing police officers to take into protective custody minors who have consumed alcohol  Bruce E. Tarr    3/19/2015   
SD.2027  An Act to ensure due process in mental health facilities  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015   
SD.2026  An Act to protect children from excessive force  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015   
SD.2028  An Act to reduce conflict-of-interest in child abuse investigations  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015   
SD.2025  An Act reforming the judicial system  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015   
SD.2045  An Act relating to carbon monoxide detectors in schools  Ryan C. Fattman    4/27/2015   
SD.2052  An Act clarifying the headlight law as a non-surchargeable offense for insurance purposes  Thomas P. Kennedy    4/30/2015   
SD.2058  An Act relating to free speech in elections  Ryan C. Fattman    5/4/2015   
SD.2062  An Act limiting indemnity and insurance responsibility for general contractors and subcontractors in construction work  Michael F. Rush    5/7/2015   
SD.2090  An Act to establish a General Court Administration Corporation  Bruce E. Tarr    6/4/2015   
SD.2089  An Act to establish the Institute of Gaming  Bruce E. Tarr    6/4/2015   
SD.2088  An Act to establish a Commercial Property Administration Corporation  Bruce E. Tarr    6/4/2015   
SD.2087  An Act to establish a Health Administration Corporation  Bruce E. Tarr    6/4/2015   
H.3698  An Act relative to a feasibility study of a taxi license database  Leah Cole    4/4/2016   
SD.2127  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   
SD.2174  An Act prohibiting coal tar pavement sealant  Brian A. Joyce    8/3/2015   
SD.2186  An Act relative to income tax applicable to Diana Manning  Bruce E. Tarr    8/13/2015   
SD.2212  An Act relative to studying radiation health and safety risks for protective measures  Donald F. Humason, Jr.    8/31/2015   
SD.2202  An Act providing for the abandonment of a certain water line easement in Revere and Malden  Anthony W. Petruccelli    12/11/2015   
SD.2237  An Act to establish a Foreign Investment Corporation Law  Bruce E. Tarr    11/18/2015   
SD.2236  An Act to establish the Citizen Rights Investment Corporation Law  Bruce E. Tarr    11/18/2015   
SD.2256  An Act requiring physician training on non-ionizing radiation and electrohypersensitivity  Donald F. Humason, Jr.    10/15/2015   
SD.2284  An Act to allow lane splitting in the Commonwealth  Barbara L'Italien    11/12/2015   
SD.2403  An Act authorizing the Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System to grant creditable service to Karol Coffin  Karen E. Spilka    1/28/2016   
SD.2409  An Act relative to protecting citizens’ personal image rights  William N. Brownsberger    2/1/2016   
SD.2458  An Act relative to quasi-judicial boards in the town of Southbridge  Ryan C. Fattman    2/25/2016   
SD.2457  An Act relative to the director of public works in the town of Southbridge  Ryan C. Fattman    2/25/2016   
SD.2456  An Act relative to the removal of the director of public works in the town of Southbridge  Ryan C. Fattman    2/25/2016   
SD.2455  An Act relative to the use of legal counsel by the town of Southbridge  Ryan C. Fattman    2/25/2016   
SD.2454  An Act relative to the date of town elections in the town of Southbridge  Ryan C. Fattman    2/25/2016   
SD.2421  An Act concerning the protection of family violence victims in family relations matters  Brian A. Joyce    2/9/2016   
SD.2422  An Act relative to the energy facilities siting board  Jason M. Lewis    2/9/2016   
SD.2436  An Act relative to gender in hate crimes  William N. Brownsberger    2/17/2016   
SD.2460  An Act to regulate skimming devices  James E. Timilty    2/25/2016   
SD.2459  An Act to prevent the euthanasia and overpopulation of animals due to irresponsible breeding practices  Mark C. Montigny    5/12/2016   
SD.2481  An Act relative to full disability payments  Michael O. Moore    3/11/2016   
SD.2560  An Act relative to expanding access to medical marijuana for veterans  Jason M. Lewis    5/19/2016   
SD.2559  An Act relative to underground storage tank remediation  James B. Eldridge    5/19/2016   
S.2327  An Act promoting housing and sustainable development  NONE    6/16/2016   
SD.2597  An Act relative to regional school district capital improvements  Kenneth J. Donnelly    6/23/2016   
S.2451  An Act relative to the creative economy  Senate Committee on Ways and Means    7/31/2016   
SD.2637  An Act clarifying firearms oversight  Donald F. Humason, Jr.    7/26/2016   
SD.2645  An Act prohibiting soliciting acts of terrorism  Bruce E. Tarr    7/30/2016   
SD.2644  An Act to protect due process and strengthen public safety  Bruce E. Tarr    7/30/2016   
SD.2707  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Gary Kellenberger, an employee of the Department of Mental Health  Ryan C. Fattman    10/20/2016   
H.136  Resolve establishing a special commission on two-generation approaches to childhood education  Steven Ultrino 
James B. Eldridge  
H.4060  Resolve establishing a special commission relative to reducing the costs associated with the purchase of college textbooks  Joint Committee on Higher Education    3/10/2016