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.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.455  An Act establishing a commission to study vocational-technical schools  Alice Hanlon Peisch    7/23/2015   
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   
H.94  An Act establishing a permanent commission on the social status of men and boys of color  Russell E. Holmes    10/1/2015   
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.2085  An Act relative to unmarried couples  Anne M. Gobi    6/1/2015   
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   
SD.2119  An Act relative to postpartum depression screening  Joan B. Lovely    6/25/2015   
SD.2122  An Act relative to partition fences  Benjamin B. Downing    6/29/2015   
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   
S.1986  An Act relative to innovative communities  NONE    8/6/2015   
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.2219  An Act providing for distinctive registration plates for certain veterans who participated in the testing of atomic weapons  Anne M. Gobi    9/3/2015   
SD.2228  An Act relative to moving violations  Richard J. Ross    9/24/2015   
SD.2234  An Act relative to streamlined low-voltage alarm system installation permitting  Anthony W. Petruccelli    9/28/2015   
SD.2235  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Wallace Seward, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Correction  Anne M. Gobi    10/1/2015   
SD.2238  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Lisa Magno, an employee of the Department of Revenue  Patricia D. Jehlen    10/1/2015   
H.617  Resolve to establish a special commission to perform an investigation and providing for a study relative to the long term management, maintenance and future use of the Boston Harbor Long and Moon Islands  Bruce J. Ayers    7/27/2015   
H.698  Resolve relative to protecting the archaeological, geological and fossil resources of western Massachusetts  Peter V. Kocot    6/22/2015   
SD.2227  Resolve An Act relative to studying the impacts of changing the Massachusetts time zone  John F. Keenan    9/21/2015