Joint Committee onRules

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Room 312-C
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1440
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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
S.1964  An Act denying paternity rights to perpetrators of rape  Daniel A. Wolf   Suspend Rules 
SD.2033  An Act designating a certain bridge as the George Allaire Memorial Bridge  Daniel A. Wolf   Suspend Rules 
S.1951  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Robert McMahan, an employee of the Department of Public Health  Marc R. Pacheco   Suspend Rules 
S.1932  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Teresa Amato, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services  Anthony W. Petruccelli   Suspend Rules 
S.1952  An Act amending chapter 486 of the acts of 2014  Anne M. Gobi   Suspend Rules 
S.1950  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for John J. Monahan, an employee of the Trial Court  Michael F. Rush   Suspend Rules 
S.1954  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Susan Welliver, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation  John F. Keenan   Suspend Rules 
SD.2054  An Act to revitalize the Commonwealth's waterfronts  Anthony W. Petruccelli   Suspend Rules 
S.1977  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Kenneth Bascomb, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Correction  Brian A. Joyce   Suspend Rules 
SD.2113  An Act relative to New England Convenience Stores and Energy Marketers Association  James E. Timilty   Suspend Rules 
S.1963  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Anthony Hart, an employee of the Department of Mental Health  Harriette L. Chandler   Suspend Rules 
SD.2014  An Act relative to group insurance costs for certain public retirees  James E. Timilty   Suspend Rules 
H.2569  An Act to promote sales tax fairness for main street retailers  Jay R. Kaufman   Discharge to Another Committee 
SD.2141  An Act relative to vehicle recalls  William N. Brownsberger   Suspend Rules 
SD.2118  An Act relative to prejudgment interest  William N. Brownsberger   Suspend Rules 
S.1971  An Act Resolve establishing a special legislative commission on young professionals  Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1427  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to the civil service exam  Michael F. Rush   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.82  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to gender-responsive programming for juvenile justice system involved girls  Gloria L. Fox
Russell E. Holmes  
Favorable 
H.3570  An Act establishing a State Workforce Development Board  Charles D. Baker   Favorable 
H.2111  An Act creating a special commission studying cutting, welding and hot work processes regulated by the State Fire Code  Nick Collins
Kenneth J. Donnelly  
Favorable 
S.1984  An Act Resolve creating a commission to study ways to prevent bullying of tenants in public and subsidized multi-family housing  Joint Committee on Housing   Discharge to Another Committee 

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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.1087  An Act relative to senior and non-elderly disabled housing  Nick Collins    7/30/2015   
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   
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.1957  An Act relative to trigeminal neuralgia awareness month  Robert L. Hedlund    3/5/2015   
SD.1979  An Act relative to the addresses of time-share owners  Jennifer L. Flanagan    3/16/2015   
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.2146  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Susan Metheny, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services  Joan B. Lovely    7/9/2015   
SD.2153  An Act authorizing the State Retirement Board to grant creditable service to Douglas Priest  Richard J. Ross    7/13/2015   
SD.2152  An Act authorizing the State Retirement Board to grant creditable service to John Lyons  Richard J. Ross    7/13/2015   
SD.2155  An Act relative to justice for rape victims  Jennifer L. Flanagan    7/16/2015   
SD.2170  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Cheryl A. Cole, an employee of the office of Medicaid  Sal N. DiDomenico    7/30/2015   
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