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Joint Committee onPublic Safety and Homeland Security

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Room 507
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1222
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Room 167
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2230
It shall be the duty of the committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security to consider all matters concerning laws relating to shipping or otherwise transporting energy sources, the safety of the public, including civil defense, firearms and gun control, fire laws, motor vehicle laws, motor vehicle safety belts (including school buses), the correction system including administration, prisoners’ rights, furloughs, work release, probation, rehabilitation, homeland or Commonwealth security matters, other matters related to federal affairs, including, but not limited to, the prevention of terrorist attacks, the reduction of the vulnerability to terrorism; the minimizing of the damage and recovery from possible attacks that may occur, and the coordination of homeland security related activities of the Commonwealth with those of the Federal Government, including certain confidential and guarded information and such other matters as may be referred.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
Mar 27 2013 10:00 AM Miscellaneous

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Apr 4 2013 1:00 PM Miscellaneous

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Completed A-1
May 21 2013 10:00 AM Public Safety

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Completed B-1
Jun 27 2013 2:00 PM Miscellaneous

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Completed 222
Sep 13 2013 10:00 AM Firearm and Gun Legislation

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Oct 3 2013 10:00 AM Law Enforcement

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Oct 7 2013 10:00 AM Inspections

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Completed A-2
Nov 20 2013 10:00 AM FIRE

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Completed B-1
Dec 12 2013 10:00 AM Corrections and Transportation

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Feb 11 2014 1:00 PM Miscellaneous

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Apr 2 2014 12:00 PM Miscellaneous

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Jun 3 2014 12:00 PM Public Hearing on An Act Relative to the Reduction of Gun Violence

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
S.2157  An Act relative to the installation of approved smoke detectors in certain residential buildings and structures  Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security   Redraft 
H.2124  An Act requiring carbon monoxide alarms in all residential, governmental and commercial structures  Paul Brodeur   Favorable 
H.2153  An Act relative to fire protection systems for buildings and structures  Louis L. Kafka   Favorable 
H.3315  An Act requiring microphones and audio-recorders on tasers  William C. Galvin   Favorable with Changes 
H.2163  An act amending the periodic inspections of elevators and lifts  Timothy R. Madden   Favorable with Changes 
H.4121  An Act relative to the reduction of gun violence  Robert A. DeLeo   Favorable 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.1140  An Act requiring a firearms licensing authority to provide a receipt for firearm license applications.  John F. Keenan    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1131  An Act increasing the penalties for the illegal possession of firearms  Eileen M. Donoghue    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1132  An Act relative to dangerous weapons  Eileen M. Donoghue    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1162  An Act enhancing public safety through the use of technology  Anthony W. Petruccelli    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1115  An Act to improve the collection and analysis of data relative to traffic stops and to establish a primary safety belt law  Harriette L. Chandler    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/3/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1143  An Act relative to firearm permits for retired law enforcement personnel   Michael R. Knapik    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1163  An Act relative to a study commission on GPS locators in firearms  Anthony W. Petruccelli    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2190  An Act relative to the authority of police officers of the city of Boston and the town of Dedham  Angelo M. Scaccia 
Paul McMurtry  
1/22/2013  Scheduled For 10/3/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1198  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to school safety  James E. Timilty    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1120  An Act relative to preventing illegal trafficking of firearms  Cynthia S. Creem    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1160  An Act relative to surrender and storage  Richard T. Moore    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1157  An Act prohibiting the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms during a state of emergency  Richard T. Moore    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1159  An Act relative to deceptive weapons  Richard T. Moore    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1161  Resolutions relative to firearm licensing  Richard T. Moore    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1126  An Act relative to firearms and firearms violence  Cynthia S. Creem    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1178  An Act creating separate criminal offenses for assault committed with a firearm  James E. Timilty    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1116  An Act regarding the prevention of illegal trafficking and gun violence among youth in the Commonwealth  Sonia Chang-Diaz    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1156  An Act relative to licenses to carry firearms and certain knives  Richard T. Moore    2/28/2013  Scheduled For 9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.3588  An Act requiring the hands-free use of mobile telephones while driving  Joint Committee on Transportation    8/30/2013   
H.3965  An Act relative to firearm identification cards  Paul R. Heroux    3/18/2014   
H.3966  An Act to preserve 2nd Amendment Rights  Paul R. Heroux 
Josh S. Cutler  
3/18/2014   
H.3967  An Act to assist police and state agenices in the FID and LTC application and renewal process  Paul R. Heroux    3/18/2014   
H.3724  An Act to prevent concussion and head injury  Joint Committee on Education    3/19/2014   
H.3112  An Act protecting Massachusetts drivers   Harold P. Naughton, Jr.    5/28/2014   

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