Joint Committee onRules

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State House
Boston, MA 02133 
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State House
Boston, MA 02133 
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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
H.4187  An Act protecting Massachusetts pollinators  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture   Favorable 
S.2236  Relative to tourism, arts and cultural development  Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2239  An Act relative to studying the impacts of changing the Massachusetts time zone  Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1621  An Act modernizing procedures for boards and commissions  Cynthia S. Creem   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.4239  Land in Marlborough, Belchertown, and Palmer  Peter V. Kocot   Ought to be Adopted 
S.2299  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jeffrey Cowell, an employee of the Department of Corrections  Michael J. Rodrigues   Suspend Rules 
H.4252  Judiciary Extension Order  John V. Fernandes   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4258  Assisted Living Facilities  Denise C. Garlick   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4259  Massachusetts municipal lobbying policy  Peter V. Kocot   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4260  public construction surety bond payments  Peter V. Kocot   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4261  An Act relative to state oversight of professional licensing boards  Jennifer E. Benson   Ought to be Adopted 
S.2287  An Act ensuring the safety of residents, first responders, and gas workers  Sal N. DiDomenico   Suspend Rules 
S.2324  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Edward Connors, an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance  Sal N. DiDomenico   Suspend Rules 
S.2320  An Act to establish the Center of Excellence in Community Policing and Behavioral Health  Jason M. Lewis   Suspend Rules 
S.2321  An Act relative to retirement benefits for Thomas Brian Donnelly  Marc R. Pacheco   Suspend Rules 
H.4204  Resolve establishing a Commission to Study the Feasibility of a Secure Choice Retirement Savings Option  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Favorable 
H.4279  House Bill 4148: An Act to Allow Municipalities to Invest in Credit Unions  Aaron Michlewitz   Ought to be Adopted 
S.2298  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Linda Orstrom, an employee of the Department of Mental Health  Michael O. Moore   Suspend Rules 
S.2297  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Gwen Johnson, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services  Michael O. Moore   Suspend Rules 
S.2290  Revenue matters  Joint Committee on Revenue   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2349  An Act clarifying a public service worker's retirement earnings limitation  Viriato M. deMacedo   Suspend Rules 
H.4169  An Act relative to the conservation of striped bass  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture   Favorable 
H.2810  Resolve providing for the creation of a special commission relative to the seal and motto of the Commonwealth  Byron Rushing   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.934  An Act establishing a commission to study the feasibility of establishing a bank owned by the Commonwealth or by a public authority constituted by the Commonwealth  Byron Rushing   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2192  Resolve providing for a “Special Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training” to study and make recommendations concerning the implementation of a Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) system  David T. Vieira
Russell E. Holmes  
Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2813  An act establishing the Massachusetts law revision commission  Byron Rushing   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3516  An Act establishing a commission on the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution  Nick Collins   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2142  An Act creating a task force to study the use of the internet by sex offenders  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3311  An Act providing for a study to be conducted on the cost feasibility of implementing a ferry service to Long Island in Boston Harbor  Bruce J. Ayers   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3026  An Act relative to improving passenger rail service between Springfield and Boston  Peter V. Kocot   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2189  Resolve establishing a special commission to investigate and study relative to the application of building codes when existing structures in gateway cities are converted to a mixed-use development  Aaron Vega   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.513  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to child suicide  Patricia A. Haddad   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2162  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to preparedness for natural disasters  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2166  An Act to review security and safety procedures in the State House and state courthouses  Keiko M. Orrall   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2286  An Act promoting agriculture in the Commonwealth.  NONE   Favorable 
H.4169  An Act relative to the conservation of striped bass  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture   Favorable 
S.878  An Act to protect health and safety of animals in vehicles  Mark C. Montigny   Favorable 
S.754  An Act to clarify homestead estates  Cynthia S. Creem   Favorable 
H.4344  economic development  Joseph F. Wagner   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4342  Land Bills  Peter V. Kocot   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4309  Extension of bills in the Joint Committee on Financial Services until July 6th  Aaron Michlewitz   Ought to be Adopted 
H.2192  Resolve providing for a “Special Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training” to study and make recommendations concerning the implementation of a Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) system  David T. Vieira
Russell E. Holmes  
Favorable 
SD.2553  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Matthew P. March, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Correction  James B. Eldridge   Suspend Rules 
S.2306  Financing and delivery of health care to children  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2307  Financing and Delivery of Health Care  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.4371  Early Education  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Ought to be Adopted 
S.2373  An Act to stop human trafficking and enhance the lives of survivors  Mark C. Montigny   Suspend Rules 
H.4207  An Act to modernize municipal finance and government  Joint Committee on Public Service   Favorable 
S.2314  Public service issues  Joint Committee on Public Service   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2315  charter schools  Joint Committee on Education   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2316  Elder Affairs   Joint Committee on Elder Affairs   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2317  Relative to transportation matters  Joint Committee on Transportation   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2318  financial services matters  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.4383  Late Files  Peter V. Kocot   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4396  An Act relative to state oversight of professional licensing boards  Jennifer E. Benson   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4391  NPDES delegation  Paul A. Schmid, III   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4114  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to robotic surgery in the Commonwealth  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
S.2269  An Act to protect youth from the health risks of tobacco and nicotine addiction  NONE   Favorable 
H.4405  An Act to establish standards for medical gas piping systems  Jennifer E. Benson   Ought to be Adopted 
S.2336  school finance and school choice  Joint Committee on Education   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2337  accountability and compliance  Joint Committee on Education   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2338  curriculum  Joint Committee on Education   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2339  early education and expanded learning time  Joint Committee on Education   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2340  personnel  Joint Committee on Education   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2341  transportation and SBA  Joint Committee on Education   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2342  Special Education Financing  Joint Committee on Education   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2343  special education  Joint Committee on Education   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2344  assessments and technology  Joint Committee on Education   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2345  health education matters  Joint Committee on Education   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2346  vocational education  Joint Committee on Education   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2347  at-risk students  Joint Committee on Education   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2348  school climate and discipline  Joint Committee on Education   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.4128  Resolve establishing a special commission on behavioral health promotion and upstream prevention  Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3412  An Act establishing an effluent water review committee  Michelle M. DuBois   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.4426  Land bills  Peter V. Kocot   Ought to be Adopted 
S.2458  An Act relative to the Ellen Story Commission on Postpartum Depression  Joan B. Lovely   Suspend Rules 
S.2356  financing and delivery of health care in the Commonwealth  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2357  consumer protection and professional licensure  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2358  economic development and emerging technologies  Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2359  financial services  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2361  investigation and study of Senate Judiciary bills  Joint Committee on the Judiciary   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2360  Financing and Delivery of Health Care  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2362  public safety  Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2363  land in the town of Stoughton  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2364  Transportation Committee Study Order  Joint Committee on Transportation   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2365  Transportation study order  Joint Committee on Transportation   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2366  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2399  An Act relative to handicapped placards  Richard J. Ross   Suspend Rules 
SD.2402  An Act relative to the veteran property tax exemption residency requirement  Michael O. Moore   Suspend Rules 
S.2427  An Act authorizing the division of capital asset management and maintenance to grant an easement to the town of Grafton over a certain parcel of land  Michael O. Moore   Suspend Rules 
H.4456  Land bills July  Peter V. Kocot   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4471  An Act Extending Financial Services Bills  Aaron Michlewitz   Ought to be Adopted 
S.2380  environmental issues  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2381  financing of health care coverage and analysis  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2382  health insurance premiums and hospital services  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2383  public housing, landlord/tenant, condominiums, expiring use, and production   Joint Committee on Housing   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2384  Judicial matters  Joint Committee on the Judiciary   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2385  municipalities and local government issues  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2386  state administration and regulatory oversight  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2387  Transportation Committee Study Order  Joint Committee on Transportation   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2388  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2411  electronic health records  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2414  An Act creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities  NONE   Favorable 
SD.2621  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Teresa Lowe, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Correction  James B. Eldridge   Suspend Rules 
S.2459  An Act providing for the release of a certain agricultural preservation restriction on a parcel of land in the town of Berkley  Marc R. Pacheco   Suspend Rules 
SD.2602  An Act designating a certain bridge in the city of Fall River as the Tom Tetrault Bridge  Michael J. Rodrigues   Suspend Rules 
H.4058  Resolve relative to preserving Polish heritage in the Pioneer Valley  Joint Committee on Higher Education   Favorable 

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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.2448  financial services matters  Joint Committee on Financial Services    7/21/2016   
H.136  Resolve establishing a special commission on two-generation approaches to childhood education  Steven Ultrino 
James B. Eldridge  
3/24/2016   
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