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Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1532
It shall be the duty of the committee on Ethics and Rules to consider all violations of rules and all question of conduct of Senators and employees of the Senate. The committee is also authorized to recommend policy procedures for the Senate and recommend rules changes for matters requiring the expeditious action by the Senate.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
S.1993  An Act further limiting the liability of persons rendering certain emergency medical care  Senate Committee on Ethics and Rules   In Part 
S.887  An Act relative to the pooling of tips  Michael J. Rodrigues   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.873  An Act relative to private construction contracts   Michael O. Moore   Place in OD 
S.1152  An Act relative to the University of Massachusetts Police Department  Michael O. Moore   Place in the OD with Recommended Amendment 
S.1967  An Act designating a certain bridge in the town of Andover as the Andover Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Memorial Bridge  Barry R. Finegold   Place in OD 
S.621  An Act relative to compliance of condominium associations  Daniel A. Wolf   Place in OD 
S.1963  An Act designating June 14 as the birthday of the United States Army and June 9 as General Sylvanus Thayer Day  Richard T. Moore   Place in OD 
H.3649  An Act designating a certain bridge in the city of Revere as the Rita Singer Bridge  Kathi-Anne Reinstein   Place in OD 
S.1563  An Act to create an annual Service and Volunteerism Day   Daniel A. Wolf   Place in the OD with Recommended Amendment 
H.3101  An Act designating each of 2 certain bridges in the town of Barnstable as the U.S. Navy SEAL Kevin A. Houston Veterans Memorial Bridge  Brian R. Mannal   Place in OD 
H.3911  An Act authorizing the town of Scituate to establish the date of its annual town election  Deval L. Patrick   Place in OD 
S.1995  An Act authorizing the Wilkinsonville Water District to convey a certain parcel of land  Richard T. Moore   Place in OD 
  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   Place in OD 
  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   Place in OD 
S.1622  An Act designating Rex Trailer as the official cowboy of the Commonwealth  Michael Barrett   Place in OD 
S.1985  An Act relative to local commissions on disability  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight   Place in OD 
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   Place in OD 
S.958  An Act relative to subdivision bonds  Michael O. Moore   Place in OD 
H.3648  An Act authorizing the West Barnstable Fire District to fund library services for the Whelden Memorial Library  Randy Hunt
Daniel A. Wolf  
Place in OD 
H.3959  An Act relative to the Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School District  Theodore C. Speliotis
Joan B. Lovely  
Place in OD 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.1842  An Act establishing the MetroWest commission on the status of women and girls  Karen E. Spilka    5/6/2013   
S.1862  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Marianne McVarish, an employee of the Department of Public Health  Katherine M. Clark    8/22/2013   
S.1871  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jessica Culver, an employee of the Department of Mental Health  Stephen M. Brewer    9/12/2013   
S.1880  An Act improving drinking water and wastewater infrastructure  James B. Eldridge    10/3/2013   
S.1927  An Act authorizing the Massachusetts Highway Department to grant certain easements in the town of Petersham  Stephen M. Brewer    11/7/2013   
S.1955  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Denise McKinnon, an employee of the Massachusetts Hospital School  Richard J. Ross    12/9/2013   
S.1969  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Maria A. DeCoste, an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance.  Michael J. Rodrigues    1/2/2014   
S.982  An Act to amend the Barnstable County home rule charter by adding a recall provision   Daniel A. Wolf    2/25/2013   
S.955  An Act relative to the City of Brockton's calculations of its local contribution to net school spending  Thomas P. Kennedy    2/28/2013   
S.1396  An Act authorizing the town of Carver to assess excise taxes on private water suppliers  Marc R. Pacheco    3/18/2013   
S.1119  An Act relative to the interstate compact warrant.  Cynthia S. Creem    4/8/2013   
S.1123  An Act relative to medical examinations in correctional facilities  Cynthia S. Creem    4/8/2013   
S.1146  An Act relative to rock wall climbing safeguards  Thomas M. McGee    4/8/2013   
H.704  An Act designating the former Canton airport site as the 1st Lt. Arthur E. Farnham, Jr., and SSgt. Thomas M. Connolly, Jr. Memorial Park, Neponset River Reservation  William C. Galvin    4/13/2013   
S.931  An Act enhancing identification of taxicab operators  Cynthia S. Creem    5/20/2013   
S.990  An Act regulating cadmium in children's jewelry  Gale D. Candaras    7/11/2013   
S.1034  An Act relative to funerals  Thomas P. Kennedy    7/11/2013   
S.110  An Act relative to the recorking of wine  John F. Keenan    7/18/2013   
S.1151  An Act relative to the safety of law enforcement officers  Michael O. Moore    7/22/2013   
S.942  An Act protecting abandoned animals in vacant properties  James B. Eldridge    8/8/2013   
S.1848  An Act relative to issuing prize payments to charities  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure    8/12/2013   
S.1853  a sick leave bank for person now deceased  Joint Committee on Public Service    8/26/2013   
H.804  An Act preserving public trust rights in land affected by ocean erosion  Frank I. Smizik    8/26/2013   
S.1866  Study order for the joint committee on Municipalities and Regional Government relative to dangerous dogs  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government    9/24/2013   
H.3680  An Act relative to potluck events  House Committee on Bills in the Third Reading    10/3/2013   
S.1103  An Act relative to cleanliness in restaurants and bars  James E. Timilty    10/3/2013   
H.414  An Act relative to school improvement plans  Patricia A. Haddad    10/10/2013   
S.55  An Act eliminating archaic language pertaining to individuals with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Patricia D. Jehlen    10/15/2013   
S.295  An Act relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Acute Care Advisory Committee  Patricia D. Jehlen    10/15/2013   
S.1883  Relative to State Assets  Senate Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets    10/17/2013   
S.326  An Act relative to eliminating sub-precincts in the town of Andover  Barry R. Finegold    10/22/2013   
S.975  An Act further regulating town meeting notices  Bruce E. Tarr    10/24/2013   
S.309  Resolutions urging the Census Bureau to provide redistricting data that counts prisoners in a manner consistent with the principles of “One Person, One Vote.”  Sonia Chang-Diaz    10/24/2013   
S.1904  An Act further regulating tanning facilities  Joint Committee on Public Health    10/31/2013   
H.3158  An Act designating a certain state owned bridge in the town of Randolph as the Charles L. Bowley memorial bridge  Walter F. Timilty    11/12/2013   
S.869  An Act relative to private construction contracts  Brian A. Joyce    11/14/2013   
S.1864  An Act designating a certain bridge in the city of Boston, The Brigadier General William J. Gormley III Bridge   Michael F. Rush    11/14/2013   
S.1874  An Act designating a certain bridge in the town of Barre as the Barre American Legion Bridge  Stephen M. Brewer    11/14/2013   
S.924  An Act relative to the right to dry  Michael Barrett    11/18/2013   
S.932  An Act amending the municipal ticket law.  Sal N. DiDomenico    11/18/2013   
S.933  An Act relating to mutual aid for roadway reconstruction  Sal N. DiDomenico    11/18/2013   
S.934  An Act establishing a tax title collection revolving fund  Kenneth J. Donnelly    11/18/2013   
S.936  An Act promoting cost savings in local government  Benjamin B. Downing    11/18/2013   
S.944  An Act relative to the effective enforcement of municipal ordinances and bylaws  James B. Eldridge    11/18/2013   
S.962  An Act reorganizing the Municipal Finance Oversight Board  Richard T. Moore    11/18/2013   
S.967  An Act relative to the powers of town moderators  Michael J. Rodrigues    11/18/2013   
S.977  An Act relative to Feoffees  Bruce E. Tarr    11/18/2013   
S.978  An Act relative to the appointment of town managers.  James E. Timilty    11/18/2013   
S.980  An Act creating the Cape and Islands Property Insurance Commission   Daniel A. Wolf    11/19/2013   
S.1522  An Act designating the recovery resource center at Taunton State Hospital as the Dr. Marie King Recovery Resource Center  Marc R. Pacheco    11/20/2013   
H.1534  An Act relative to manslaughter.  Eugene L. O'Flaherty    11/21/2013   
S.183  An Act relative to improving notice requirements for self storage  Michael O. Moore    11/25/2013   
H.1932  An Act relative to the issuance of public health warnings.  Brian S. Dempsey    11/27/2013   
S.189  An Act to create a Massachusetts Financial Services Advisory Council  Anthony W. Petruccelli    11/27/2013   
S.199  Resolve establishing a special legislative commission on young professionals  James T. Welch    11/27/2013   
S.912  Resolve to create a special commission to promote a recovery-focus in the mental health system  Patricia D. Jehlen    11/27/2013   
H.2387  An Act granting creditable service to employees of the Dedham Westwood water district  Paul McMurtry    12/9/2013   
S.1627  An Act designating volleyball as the offical recreational and team sport of the commonwealth  Michael R. Knapik    12/12/2013   
S.1629  An Act creating the official shellfish of the Commonwealth.  Marc R. Pacheco    12/12/2013   
H.1577  An Act relative to the protection of firefighters and emergency medical technicians  Kathi-Anne Reinstein    12/16/2013   
H.2904  An Act designating a certain pedestrian bridge in the city of Boston as the Frances “Fanny” Appleton Bridge  Martha M. Walz    1/13/2014   
S.603  An Act to clarify condominium priority liens  Brian A. Joyce    1/30/2014   
S.1992  An Act relative to manufactured housing communities  Joint Committee on Housing    2/6/2014   
H.880  An Act relative to continuing education requirement for insurance producers  Michael A. Costello    2/18/2014   
S.1134  Resolve establishing a special commission on prisoner and correctional officer suicides  James B. Eldridge    2/24/2014   
S.1683  An Act relative to designating Route 18 in New Bedford to honor the Edward M. Kennedy Historical Waterfront Boulevard  Mark C. Montigny    2/25/2014   
S.2014  Study Order relative to financial services issues  Joint Committee on Financial Services    2/26/2014   
S.854  An Act requiring recordkeeping at public construction worksites in order to protect first responders  Kenneth J. Donnelly    2/27/2014   
S.2031  An Act relating to supplemental real estate taxes  Joint Committee on Revenue    3/6/2014   
H.228  An Act permitting sales of alcohol on Sunday mornings  Steven S. Howitt    3/10/2014   
S.1469  An Act relative to flying flags at half-staff upon the death of a police officer or firefighter  Kenneth J. Donnelly    3/10/2014   
S.1533  An Act recognizing Massachusetts State Parks Day  Michael F. Rush    3/10/2014   
S.2024  Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy and other related matters  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy    3/10/2014   
S.2034  The Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs  Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs    3/13/2014   
S.1202  An Act relative to providing the next of kin of a state police officer killed in the line of duty with a flag during the memorial service.  Stephen M. Brewer    3/13/2014   
H.3733  An Act relative to breast cancer early detection  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing    3/17/2014   
H.3953  An Act relative to the indemnification of certain fire districts  House Committee on Bills in the Third Reading    3/17/2014   
S.940  An Act encouraging municipal recycling and composting  James B. Eldridge    3/17/2014   
S.941  An Act increasing recycling by landlords and tenants  James B. Eldridge    3/17/2014   
S.953  An Act authorizing cities and towns to prohibit the sale or use of polystyrene packaging  Brian A. Joyce    3/17/2014   
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    3/17/2014   
S.858  An Act establishing uniform wage compliance and record keeping  James B. Eldridge    3/19/2014   
S.874  An Act relative to apprenticeship programs  Michael O. Moore    3/19/2014   
S.76  An Act to safeguard municipal permitting  Michael J. Rodrigues    3/20/2014   
S.615  An Act clarifying the collection of condominium fees  Stanley C. Rosenberg    3/20/2014   
S.1476  An Act relative to debarment in public contracts  Kenneth J. Donnelly    3/24/2014   
S.1511  An Act relative to sleep deprivation avoidance and promotion of good sleeping practices  Richard T. Moore    3/24/2014   
H.3768  An Act validating certain actions at the annual town meeting held in the town of Swampscott  Deval L. Patrick    3/24/2014   
S.2050  Elephants  Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development    3/24/2014   
S.2036  labor and workforce affairs  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development    3/25/2014   
S.2064  Financial Services  Joint Committee on Financial Services    3/27/2014   
S.375  An Act relative to privately operated animal shelters and rescue organizations  Mark C. Montigny    3/27/2014   
S.465  An Act relative to liability coverage under the Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association  Michael O. Moore    3/27/2014   
S.1756  An Act authorizing the issuance of a certain license for the retail sale of bottled wine in the town of Topsfield  Joan B. Lovely    3/31/2014   
S.1903  An Act authorizing the city of Taunton to grant additional liquor licenses  Marc R. Pacheco    3/31/2014   
S.845  An Act to protect job applicants’ identity and privacy  William N. Brownsberger    3/31/2014   
S.1153  An Act relative to accreditation bodies for forensic and scientific analysis  Michael O. Moore    3/31/2014   
S.1713  An act to include Federal Law Enforcement Officers as police officers   Bruce E. Tarr    4/3/2014   
H.175  An Act Relative to Title Protection  Carlo Basile    4/3/2014   
H.2864  An Act designating Ms. G of the Massachusetts Audubon Society as the official groundhog of the Commonwealth  Alice Hanlon Peisch    4/3/2014   
H.1860  An Act relative to Cable PEG Access Enterprise Fund  Kevin J. Kuros    4/7/2014   
H.3730  An Act relative to hospital indemnity insurance policies   Joint Committee on Health Care Financing    4/7/2014   
S.2007  An Act establishing Ataxia Awareness Day  Michael O. Moore    4/7/2014   
S.1656  An Act relative to the state highway route 116 scenic byway  Benjamin B. Downing    4/7/2014   
S.1670  An Act relative to the transfer of boat registration between family members  John F. Keenan    4/7/2014   
S.1675  An Act designating a certain bridge in the city of Easthampton as the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge  Michael R. Knapik    4/7/2014   
S.1686  An Act authorizing the Department of Transportation to install certain signs  Richard T. Moore    4/7/2014   
S.1694  An Act designating a certain bridge in the town of Raynham as the Cpl Brian Oliveira Bridge.  Marc R. Pacheco    4/7/2014   
S.1759  An Act designating a certain bridge in the town of Northbridge as the Corporal Thomas S. Perron, USMC Memorial Bridge  Richard T. Moore    4/7/2014   
S.1006  An Act relative to breast density notification  Eileen M. Donoghue    4/17/2014