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Joint Committee onRules

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Room 333
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1532
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Room 167
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
  An Act enhancing whistleblower protections  Richard T. Moore   Suspend Rules 
  An Act relating to a certain parcel of land in Charlestown  Sal N. DiDomenico   Suspend Rules 
S.1896  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Joshua Rocha, an employee of the Department of Correction  James E. Timilty   Suspend Rules 
S.1866  Study order for the joint committee on Municipalities and Regional Government relative to dangerous dogs  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1958  An Act to restrict the use of certain pesticides around children  William N. Brownsberger   Suspend Rules 
S.1980  An Act relative to income tax applicable to Diana Manning   Bruce E. Tarr   Suspend Rules 
S.1967  An Act designating a certain bridge in the town of Andover as the Andover Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Memorial Bridge  Barry R. Finegold   Suspend Rules 
S.1886  An Act regulating central service technicians  Stephen M. Brewer   Suspend Rules 
S.1879  An Act relative to simulcasting horse races in the Commonwealth   Anthony W. Petruccelli   Suspend Rules 
H.3455  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to aphasia  Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 
S.1883  Relative to State Assets  Senate Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1976  An Act relative to tobacco cessation   Bruce E. Tarr   Suspend Rules 
S.1954  An Act to protect public health during unseasonably warm weather.  Michael Barrett   Suspend Rules 
S.1915  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Cynthia (Bouchard) White, an employee of the Trial Court  Thomas M. McGee   Suspend Rules 
S.1885  An Act relative to veterans’ allowances, labor, outreach, and recognition  NONE   Favorable 
S.309  Resolutions urging the Census Bureau to provide redistricting data that counts prisoners in a manner consistent with the principles of “One Person, One Vote.”  Sonia Chang-Diaz   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1901  An Act authorizing the secretary of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to convey and acquire certain parcels of land in the city of Beverly.  Joan B. Lovely   Suspend Rules 
S.1908  An Act upgrading mobile broadband coverage in the Commonwealth  Jennifer L. Flanagan   Suspend Rules 
S.1912  An Act improving safety at Automated Teller Machines  Brian A. Joyce   Suspend Rules 
S.1914  An Act Protecting Animal Welfare and Safety (PAWS)  Bruce E. Tarr   Suspend Rules 
H.3722  An Act establishing an educational mandate task force  Joint Committee on Education   Favorable 
S.1911  An Act establishing a commission on the status of children and youth  Richard T. Moore   Suspend Rules 
  Resolutions calling on the United States Congress to support prudent banking  James B. Eldridge   Suspend Rules 
H.3647  An Act relative to election laws  Joint Committee on Election Laws   Favorable 
  An Act designating a certain bridge in the town of Needham as the Reverend (LT) Daniel J. Kennedy, USN Memorial Bridge  Michael F. Rush   Suspend Rules 
S.980  An Act creating the Cape and Islands Property Insurance Commission   Daniel A. Wolf   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1942  An Act relative to charitable gaming  Gale D. Candaras   Suspend Rules 
S.1951  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Trina Higgins, an employee of the Trial Court  Robert L. Hedlund   Suspend Rules 
S.1974  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Richard Maynard, an employee of the Trial Court   Harriette L. Chandler   Suspend Rules 
H.3763  An Act financing improvements to the Commonwealth’s transportation system  Joint Committee on Transportation   Favorable 
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
  An Act establishing telehealth  Harriette L. Chandler    2/25/2013   
  An Act to authorize creditable service for certain public higher education faculty and professional employees  Brian A. Joyce    2/25/2013   
  An Act requiring a statement of reasons to accompany the denial or dismissal of any motion on activity entered in the Appeals or Supreme Judicial Court  Sal N. DiDomenico    2/28/2013   
  An Act requiring the tabulation of results of those cases heard before the Supreme Judicial Court of Appeals  Sal N. DiDomenico    2/28/2013   
  An Act authorizing the Appeals Court to reinstate a certain unheard case of Vincent F. Zarrilli vs. Capital Bank and Trust Company et al  Sal N. DiDomenico    2/28/2013   
  An Act relative to a modified judicial merit-retention system  Sal N. DiDomenico    2/28/2013   
  An Act designating New England clam chowder as the official state dish of the commonwealth  Michael F. Rush    2/28/2013   
  An Act to repeal the Massachusetts Rent Control Prohibition Act  Daniel A. Wolf    2/28/2013   
  An Act to allow the recording of conversations to reflect federal law whereby a party to a conversation may record it without prior consent as long as the recording is not done with criminal or tortious intent  Barry R. Finegold    4/13/2013   
  An Act relative to out-of-state contractors and sub-contractors  Katherine M. Clark    6/13/2013   
  An Act to shift revenue from sales tax to transportation fuel tax   Katherine M. Clark    7/23/2013   
  An Act repealing the software services tax  Karen E. Spilka    8/15/2013   
  An Act promoting awareness of safe recreation in public waterways  Patricia D. Jehlen    8/19/2013   
  An Act clarifying financial interest in contracts of state agencies  Kenneth J. Donnelly    9/24/2013   
  An Act relative to the protection of water supply on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard  Daniel A. Wolf    10/7/2013   
  An Act relative to the wrongful death or injury of animal companions  John F. Keenan    11/18/2013   
  An Act establishing a public housing bullying and harassment behavior registry  Joan B. Lovely    11/19/2013   
H.1092  An Act relative to a special commission to study condominium law  Matthew A. Beaton    3/20/2014   
  An Act relative to the protection of propane gas ratepayers  Richard T. Moore    3/31/2014   
H.2835  An Act to establish a municipal record preservation commission  John D. Keenan 
James B. Eldridge  
H.2890  Resolve establishing a special commission to conduct an investigation and study relative to permitting advertising on state websites  Walter F. Timilty    3/31/2014   
H.1075  An Act relative to students serving in the military  Jerald A. Parisella    3/31/2014   
H.3998  An Act relative to the conservation of striped bass  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture    4/2/2014   
H.4015  An Act expanding inclusive transition programs for students with severe disabilities  Joint Committee on Education    4/3/2014   
  An Act providing for the abandonment of a certain water line easement in Revere and Malden  Anthony W. Petruccelli    4/3/2014   
  An Act relative to transparency to memberships to boards of trade, chambers of commerce and like bodies  Sal N. DiDomenico    4/10/2014   
  An Act relative to pesticide applications  Bruce E. Tarr    4/14/2014   
  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Kyle Melvin, an employee of the Department of Correction  John F. Keenan    4/17/2014   
  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Denise Frost, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services  Marc R. Pacheco    4/17/2014