Joint Committee onRules

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Boston, MA 02133 
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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.
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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
S.2181  An Act establishing Peace Day in the Commonwealth  John F. Keenan   Suspend Rules 
H.4049  An Act relative to the ride for hire industry  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Favorable 
SD.2443  An Act relative to retirement benefits for Mary Donna Nodurf  Eric P. Lesser   Suspend Rules 
S.2182  An Act authorizing the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land in the town of Concord  Michael J. Barrett   Suspend Rules 
H.724  An Act relative to Middlesex Canal Commission  James R. Miceli   Favorable 
H.120  An Act affirming inclusion of people with disabilities on commissions of the Commonwealth  Denise Provost   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.94  An Act establishing a permanent commission on the social status of men and boys of color  Russell E. Holmes   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.142  An Act to address inequality, promote opportunity, and end poverty  Tackey Chan   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.455  An Act establishing a commission to study vocational-technical schools  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Discharge to Another Committee 
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   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.698  Resolve relative to protecting the archaeological, geological and fossil resources of western Massachusetts  Peter V. Kocot   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2372  An Act creating a commission to study the feasibility of divestment of fossil fuels from the Commonwealth's pension systems  Aaron Michlewitz   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2546  An Act relative to creating a commission to study the feasibility of simplifying the personal income tax code  Randy Hunt   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2929  An Act to establish a special commission to consider an appropriate tribute to Nelson Mandela in the City of Boston  Byron Rushing   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2926  An Act to Enhance Tourism at the State House  Keiko M. Orrall   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2713  Resolve establishing a special commission to investigate and study the feasibility of constructing a Massachusetts state indoor track facility in southeastern Massachusetts  Garrett J. Bradley   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3903  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to the need for accessible homes for the elderly, returning veterans with disabilities, and families that include persons with disabilities  Joint Committee on Housing   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.4076  environment  Paul A. Schmid, III   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4077  extending until Friday, April 15, 2016 the time within which the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government is authorized to report on current House document 3906  James J. O'Day   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4082  Workforce Development  Denise C. Garlick   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4080  further inquiry by the committee  Jerald A. Parisella   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4079  Transportation Committee Extension Order  William M. Straus   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4078  Judiciary Extension Order  John V. Fernandes   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4081  Public health matters  Kate Hogan   Ought to be Adopted 
S.2177  Judicial Matters  William N. Brownsberger   Ought to be Adopted 
S.2179  Dispensing of certain cancer related drugs  Jason M. Lewis   Ought to be Adopted 
S.2180  Volunteer ambulance service  Jason M. Lewis   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4085  An Act relative to corporations, shareholders, and political expenditures  John J. Mahoney   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4092  An Act to convey a certain parcel of land in the town of Chesterfield  Peter V. Kocot   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4090  economic development opportunities for the Commonwealth  Joseph F. Wagner   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4086  Education  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4089  The committee on Labor and Workforce Development  John W. Scibak   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4087  Education  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4091  Matters concerning Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4093  Joint Committee on Financial Services Extended Bills  Aaron Michlewitz   Ought to be Adopted 
S.2185  consumer protection and professional licensure extension order  Barbara L'Italien   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4096  Public Safety  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Ought to be Adopted 
S.2147  An Act establishing a commission on malnutrition prevention  Joint Committee on Public Health   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.4102  state administration  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Favorable 
S.2145  Community Development and Small Business issues study order  Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2134  economic development and emerging technology study order  Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.4119  Elder Affairs  Denise C. Garlick   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4118  economic development matters  Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.4120  Bills for study  Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2217  An Act relative to commuter transit benefits  John F. Keenan   Suspend Rules 
S.2238  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Evelena Brown, an employee of the Department of Children and Families  Karen E. Spilka   Suspend Rules 
S.2228  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jodi Paris Anastos, an employee of the Operational Services Division  Kathleen O'Connor Ives   Suspend Rules 
S.2199  Public health issues  Joint Committee on Public Health   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.4134  Election Laws  Joint Committee on Election Laws   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3088  An Act establishing a special commission to identify, preserve and commemorate historic roadways in Massachusetts  Todd M. Smola   Favorable 
H.4172  Massachusetts Municipal Lobbying Policy  Peter V. Kocot   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4172  Massachusetts Municipal Lobbying Policy  Peter V. Kocot   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4155  An Act creating a task force on Massachusetts older adults of all incomes  Joint Committee on Elder Affairs   Favorable 
H.4154  public service  James M. Murphy   Ought to be Adopted 
S.2204  Relative to judicial matters  Joint Committee on the Judiciary   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2277  An Act protecting elders and persons with disabilities  Patricia D. Jehlen   Suspend Rules 
S.2214  Relative to higher education matters.  Joint Committee on Higher Education   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2215  Senate documents numbered 209, 210, 211, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 220, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 235, 237, 239, 240, 241, and 242  Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1278  Resolve providing for investigating construction practices and their impact on firefighter deaths  Thomas P. Kennedy   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.210  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to consumer protections with regard to cemeteries and crematories  Louis L. Kafka   Favorable 
S.2221  An Act authorizing a study of starting times and schedules  Joint Committee on Education   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.4218  Judiciary Extension Order  John V. Fernandes   Ought to be Adopted 
S.1636  An Act to establish a municipal record preservation commission  James B. Eldridge   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1675  An Act establishing a special commission to identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state agencies, programs, and services  Jason M. Lewis   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.4174  extending deadline for H.3906 until May 16  James J. O'Day   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4223  An Act authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to grant easements  Peter V. Kocot   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4224  English Language Learners & Bilingual Education  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4225  Early Education & Care  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4229  Home Care  Denise C. Garlick   Ought to be Adopted 
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 
SD.2523  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Edward Connors, an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance  Sal N. DiDomenico   Suspend Rules 
SD.2518  An Act to establish the Center of Excellence in Community Policing and Behavioral Health  Jason M. Lewis   Suspend Rules 
SD.2513  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 
SD.2442  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 

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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.3412  An Act establishing an effluent water review committee  Michelle M. DuBois    5/23/2016   
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.2402  An Act relative to the veteran property tax exemption residency requirement  Michael O. Moore    1/28/2016   
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.2553  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Matthew P. March, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Correction  James B. Eldridge    5/12/2016   
SD.2559  An Act relative to underground storage tank remediation  James B. Eldridge    5/19/2016   
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   
H.4058  Resolve relative to preserving Polish heritage in the Pioneer Valley  Joint Committee on Higher Education    3/10/2016   
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    5/25/2016   
H.4128  Resolve establishing a special commission on behavioral health promotion and upstream prevention  Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse    5/25/2016