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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.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
No hearings currently scheduled
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
  An Act relative to rent escrow  Jennifer L. Flanagan   Suspend Rules 
S.1998  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Angela Furey, an employee of the Trial Court  Thomas M. McGee   Suspend Rules 
S.1992  An Act relative to manufactured housing communities  Joint Committee on Housing   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2019  An Act relative to net metering  Anthony W. Petruccelli   Suspend Rules 
S.2008  An Act relative to juvenile life with parole   Bruce E. Tarr   Suspend Rules 
S.2028  An Act providing for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change  Marc R. Pacheco   Suspend Rules 
H.3803  An Act creating a task force to protect Massachusetts children against child sexual abuse  Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities   Favorable 
S.2020  An Act relative to the Massachusetts Broadband Institute  Benjamin B. Downing   Suspend Rules 
S.2029  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Cynthia Salsman, an employee of the Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts   Sal N. DiDomenico   Suspend Rules 
S.2062  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Maria Elaskar-Stack, an employee of the Department of Children and Families  Benjamin B. Downing   Suspend Rules 
S.1134  Resolve establishing a special commission on prisoner and correctional officer suicides  James B. Eldridge   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2014  Study Order relative to financial services issues  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2030  An Act reducing the cost of solar power through increased competition   Michael J. Rodrigues   Suspend Rules 
  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Cary Crossman, an employee of the Department of Transportation  Marc R. Pacheco   Suspend Rules 
  An Act authorizing the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to dispose of certain real property in the city of Boston and to release an easement upon certain real property in the city of Boston   Linda Dorcena Forry   Suspend Rules 
S.2068  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Laurel MacKay, an employee of the Department of Environmental Protection   Bruce E. Tarr   Suspend Rules 
  An Act relative to home modifications for seniors  Michael F. Rush   Suspend Rules 
S.2112  An Act establishing a special commission to identify, preserve and commemorate historic roadways in Massachusetts  Stephen M. Brewer   Suspend Rules 
H.3877  Resolve reviving and continuing the special task force established to study ways in which the Commonwealth can encourage the prevention of unnecessary vacancies following foreclosures shall make its final report  Kevin G. Honan   Favorable 
S.2024  Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy and other related matters  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2067  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Michael J. Donoghue, an employee of the Norfolk Sheriff's Office  John F. Keenan   Suspend Rules 
S.2069  An Act authorizing the transfer of certain parcels of land in the town of Hubbardston  Stephen M. Brewer   Suspend Rules 
  An Act relative to preserving pharmacy jobs in Massachusetts  Brian A. Joyce   Suspend Rules 
S.2034  The Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs  Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2036  labor and workforce affairs  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2038  An Order to investigate and study certian Senate documents relative to mental health and substance abuse   Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2003  An Act relative to unemployment insurance reforms   NONE   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.83  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to gender-responsive programming for juvenile justice system involved girls   Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.543  An Act creating a special commission on institutional long term care  Jonathan Hecht   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.767  An Act relative to the Middlesex Canal Commission  James R. Miceli   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.1071  An Act relative to preserving Polish heritage in the Pioneer Valley  Peter V. Kocot   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2630  An Act relative to the tax expenditure budget  Jay R. Kaufman   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2771  An Act relative to the conduct of legislative committees  James Arciero   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3373  An Act requiring a 180-day limit on processing home rule petitions  William Smitty Pignatelli   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3685  Resolve to direct the Office of Administration and Finance, as well as the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Massachusetts State Senate to study the feasibility of constructing a 21st Century Courthouse in Hampden County, located in the City of Springfield  Sean Curran   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.1168  An Act establishing a special commission to make an investigation and study of the feasibility of a pilot program for accreditation of alcohol-and drug-free housing  Martin J. Walsh   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3699  Resolve establishing a special commission relative to reducing the costs associated with the purchase of college textbooks  Joint Committee on Higher Education   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3825  An Act to provide Addiction/Sobriety Solutions through Increased Substance Treatment (ASSIST)  Randy Hunt   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3883  An Act relative to comparable work  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3945  An Act to improve access to public records  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2999  An Act to create the position of poet laureate for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Sarah K. Peake
Denise Provost  
Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3811  An Act relative to the State House architect  Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development   Discharge to Another Committee 
  Order relative to extending until Tuesday, March 25, 2014 the time within which the committee on Education is authorized to report on certain current Senate and House documents.  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Ought to be Adopted 
  Order relative to extending until Thursday, July 31, 2014 the time within which the committee on Labor and Workforce Development is authorized to report on certain current Senate and House documents.  Thomas P. Conroy   Ought to be Adopted 
  Order relative to extending until Monday, June 30, 2014 the time within which the committee on the Judiciary is authorized to report on certain current Senate and House documents.  Christopher M. Markey   Ought to be Adopted 
S.2050  Elephants  Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3969  An Act reviving and continuing the task force on the prevention of unlawful and unnecessary foreclosures  House Committee on Bills in the Third Reading   Discharge to Another Committee 
  An Act relative to transparency in political contributions by corporations  Michael O. Moore   Suspend Rules 
  An Act to increase the amount that can be appropriated from the balance of a capital project fund  Bruce E. Tarr   Suspend Rules 
  An Act relative to the expenditure of certain municipal and district monies  Bruce E. Tarr   Suspend Rules 
S.2088  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Alexis Baez, an employee of the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital  Harriette L. Chandler   Suspend Rules 
S.2064  Financial Services  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Discharge to Another Committee 
  State Administration  Peter V. Kocot   Ought to be Adopted 
  Order relative to extending until Thursday, May 29, 2014 the time within which the committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight is authorized to report on certain current House documents.  Peter V. Kocot   Ought to be Adopted 
  Order relative to extending until Monday, June 30, 2014 the time within which the committee on Public Service is authorized to report on certain current Senate and House documents.  Aaron Michlewitz   Ought to be Adopted 
  An Act to recover assets used in the commission of sexual offenses  Bruce E. Tarr   Suspend Rules 
S.2108  An Act authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to grant to the town of Brookfield 6 easements over certain parcels of land in the town of Brookfield  Stephen M. Brewer   Suspend Rules 
  An Act to ensure compliance and equity in state reimbursement  Bruce E. Tarr   Suspend Rules 
S.2060  Relative to local road safety  Linda Dorcena Forry   Ought to be Adopted 
S.2061  Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities  Michael Barrett   Ought to be Adopted 
S.2056  Public Safety  James E. Timilty   Ought to be Adopted 
S.2057  Veterans Affairs  Michael F. Rush   Ought to be Adopted 
S.2059  Improving the quality of health care  John F. Keenan   Ought to be Adopted 
S.2058  The Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program  John F. Keenan   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4017  An Act establishing a commission to study vocational-technical schools  Joint Committee on Education   Favorable 
  Order relative to extending until Wednesday, April 16, 2014 the time within which the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government is authorized to report on a current Senate and a current House document.  Sarah K. Peake   Ought to be Adopted 
  Order relative to extending until Thursday, April 17, 2014 the time within which the committee on Education is authorized to report on certain current Senate and House documents.  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Ought to be Adopted 
H.4042  consumers, licensing and other related matters  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Discharge to Another Committee 

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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  
3/31/2014   
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   
  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Margaret Poindexter, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation  Sal N. DiDomenico    4/24/2014   
S.2111  Committee on Revenue  Joint Committee on Revenue    4/24/2014   

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