Senate Committee onWays and Means

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Room 212
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1481
It shall be the duty of the committee on Ways and Means to consider all matters relating to the finances of the Commonwealth and such other matters as may be referred thereto.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
No hearings currently scheduled
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.3764  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Deborah Clay, an employee of the Trial Court  Tom Sannicandro   Favorable 
S.1976  An Act to promote quality physical education  Joint Committee on Education   Favorable with Amendment 
S.2048  An Act relative to healthy youth  Senate Committee on Ways and Means   In Part 
S.757  An Act regulating notaries public to protect consumers and the validity and effectiveness of recorded instruments  Cynthia S. Creem   Favorable with Amendment 
S.2034  An Act relative to social media privacy protection  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development   Favorable with Amendment 
S.1019  An Act relative for military leave for training purposes  James E. Timilty   Favorable with Amendment 
S.408  An Act establishing the Massachusetts paint stewardship program  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable with Amendment 
H.3798  An Act relative to the trafficking of fentanyl  NONE   Favorable with Amendment 
H.3591  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Carol Gulino, an employee of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission  Paul R. Heroux
James E. Timilty  
Favorable 
S.1631  An Act designating certain lands in the town of Adams for conservation and public recreational purposes  Benjamin B. Downing   Favorable 
H.3840  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Lucia R. Dias, an employee of the Department of Bristol County Sheriff’s Office   Alan Silvia   Favorable 
H.3843  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jamie Johnson, an employee of the Department of Mental Health  Daniel M. Donahue
Michael O. Moore  
Favorable 
H.3852  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jane Mihalich, an employee of the Department of Public Health  Theodore C. Speliotis   Favorable 
S.2077  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jared Forgues, an employee of the Department of Correction  Jennifer L. Flanagan   Favorable with Amendment 
H.3902  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jennifer Fitzgibbon, an employee of the trial court  Theodore C. Speliotis   Favorable 
H.3913  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Elizabeth Missett Browning, an employee of the Trial Court  Nick Collins   Favorable 
S.469  An Act regulating the processing of lobsters  Bruce E. Tarr   Favorable 
S.458  An Act relative to 2030 and 2040 emissions benchmarks  Marc R. Pacheco   Favorable with Amendment 
S.983  An Act to establish pay equity  Patricia D. Jehlen   Favorable with Amendment 
H.3900  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Janaina Euriques, an employee of the Department of Children and Families  RoseLee Vincent
Daniel J. Ryan  
Favorable 
S.1058  An Act further regulating redevelopment in the Roxbury section of the city of Boston  Sonia Chang-Diaz   Favorable 
H.3858  An Act to improve public records  House Committee on Ways and Means   Favorable with Amendment 
S.2031  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Wallace Seward, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Correction  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable with Amendment 
S.2073  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Robert Albany, an employee of the Department of Correction  Michael J. Rodrigues   Favorable with Amendment 
H.3876  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Lisa Hershowitz, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services  Todd M. Smola   Favorable 
S.2028  An Act relative to the Gardner District Court  Joint Committee on the Judiciary   Favorable 
S.1168  An Act to modernize firm leadership structures  Thomas P. Kennedy   Favorable with Amendment 
H.3365  An Act further regulating the regional public safety communications and dispatch center for the city of Revere and the town of Winthrop  Robert A. DeLeo   Favorable 
S.2069  An Act enhancing the enforcement of illegal hunting practices  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture   Favorable with Amendment 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.173  An Act regulating powdered alcohol  Michael O. Moore    2/4/2016   
S.183  An Act relative to mobile spas  Michael J. Rodrigues    2/4/2016   
S.1001  An Act relative to the pooling of tips  Michael J. Rodrigues    11/23/2015   
S.149  An Act relative to updating reciprocity for licensing optometrists  Jennifer L. Flanagan    2/4/2016   
S.106  An Act establishing the miracle league of Massachusetts  James T. Welch    10/5/2015   
S.1393  An Act relative to the collective bargaining rights for employees of the Committee for Public Counsel Services  Jason M. Lewis    6/4/2015   
S.104  An Act to keep siblings together  Karen E. Spilka    1/14/2016   
S.1431  An Act relative to the retirement benefits of certain widows and surviving spouses  Karen E. Spilka    11/5/2015   
S.1430  An Act further regulating employee benefits  Karen E. Spilka    11/5/2015   
S.67  An Act relating to special education evaluation and referral  Sal N. DiDomenico    7/21/2015   
S.92  An Act requiring equal benefits for all new mothers  Mark C. Montigny    10/5/2015   
S.872  An Act to strengthen the anti-human trafficking law  Mark C. Montigny    11/30/2015   
H.1368  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for John Morrill, an employee of the Attleboro district court  Paul R. Heroux 
Richard J. Ross  
4/6/2015   
S.1101  An Act establishing the Assawompset pond complex flood management district commission  Michael J. Rodrigues    7/20/2015   
S.1323  An Act relative to the Architectural Access Board  James E. Timilty    1/21/2016   
S.1005  An Act regarding protections extended to lay teachers in parochial schools  Michael F. Rush    10/19/2015   
S.990  An Act relative to the penalty for failure to provide workers' compensation insurance  Thomas M. McGee    6/15/2015   
S.1704  An Act to promote solar hot water installations  Marc R. Pacheco    10/26/2015   
S.455  An Act providing funding for clean energy and energy efficiency measures for the Commonwealth  Marc R. Pacheco    10/26/2015   
S.715  An Act relative to manufactured housing communities  Marc R. Pacheco    1/14/2016   
S.162  An Act further regulating the continuing education requirements for certain real estate appraisers and trainees  Thomas P. Kennedy    12/3/2015   
S.1409  An Act relative to corrections officers injured in the line of duty  Marc R. Pacheco    11/25/2015   
S.999  An Act to further define standards of employee safety  Marc R. Pacheco    10/13/2015   
S.1349  An Act relative to municipal police officer examinations  Benjamin B. Downing    6/4/2015   
S.1434  An Act relative to the contraction of MRSA by public safety personnel  James E. Timilty    11/25/2015   
S.1440  An Act relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining  James E. Timilty    7/27/2015   
S.959  An Act relative to economic stability for displaced service workers  Sonia Chang-Diaz    10/19/2015   
S.65  An Act to bring child support home  Cynthia S. Creem    1/14/2016   
S.1381  An Act to define surplus for retirement systems  John F. Keenan    6/4/2015   
S.109  An Act relative to smart growth housing trust fund  Harriette L. Chandler    11/23/2015   
S.1853  An Act relative to vehicle idling  Thomas M. McGee    7/28/2015   
S.1682  An Act relative to Congo conflict minerals  Thomas M. McGee    11/5/2015   
S.1400  An Act further regulating group insurance benefits for state employees and retired state employees  Thomas M. McGee    7/28/2015   
S.1238  An Act relative to implementing a blue alert system in the Commonwealth  Harriette L. Chandler    1/21/2016   
S.1064  An Act relative to the establishment of a county stabilization fund  Viriato M. deMacedo    10/1/2015   
S.1021  An Act relative to workers compensation insurance  James T. Welch    6/15/2015   
S.250  An Act to assist parental choice concerning special education placements  Sonia Chang-Diaz    7/23/2015   
S.251  An Act relative to dropout prevention and recovery  Sonia Chang-Diaz    7/23/2015   
S.189  An Act requiring licensed auto insurance damage appraisers to provide safety notices to the owners of damaged motor vehicles  Michael F. Rush    11/30/2015   
S.958  An Act relative to defense against abusive waivers  Harriette L. Chandler    10/19/2015   
S.1428  An Act relative to public safety line of duty benefits  Michael F. Rush    11/5/2015   
S.86  An Act to increase the Commonwealth's compliance with federal law meeting requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act  Barbara L'Italien    1/14/2016   
S.671  An Act creating a scholarship fund to increase the number of medical providers who are knowledgeable in autism  Barbara L'Italien    1/19/2016   
S.1436  An Act relative to funeral and burial expenses  James E. Timilty    1/25/2016   
S.1855  An Act establishing a motorcycle safety fund  Thomas M. McGee    1/11/2016   
S.794  An Act relative to naming the Plymouth Trial Court in honor of Senate President Therese Murray  Viriato M. deMacedo    2/1/2016   
S.1441  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Eileen Bazinet, an employee of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission  James E. Timilty    4/23/2015   
S.1321  An Act relative to critical incident intervention by emergency service providers  James E. Timilty    1/21/2016   
S.72  An Act establishing a plan to ensure the educational stability of foster children  Ryan C. Fattman    7/21/2015   
S.1438  An Act relative to line of duty death benefits  James E. Timilty    6/4/2015   
S.618  An Act relative to HIV-Associated lipodystrophy treatment  Mark C. Montigny    12/14/2015   
S.437  An Act relative to sustainable water conservation practices  Thomas P. Kennedy    11/25/2015   
S.1024  An Act to establish a living wage for employees of big box retail stores and fast food chains  Daniel A. Wolf    11/23/2015   
S.271  An Act to improve the excellence to teaching programs  Kenneth J. Donnelly    9/14/2015   
S.167  An Act relative to residential construction contracts  Thomas P. Kennedy    11/30/2015   
S.972  An Act relative to permissible topics of collective bargaining  Kenneth J. Donnelly    6/15/2015   
S.1624  An Act relative to Public Safety Memorials  Kenneth J. Donnelly    10/29/2015   
S.70  An Act promoting financial stability and asset development  James B. Eldridge    1/14/2016   
S.71  An Act promoting restorative justice practices  James B. Eldridge    7/21/2015   
H.51  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Vickie Myers, an employee of the Department of Correction  Daniel Cullinane    2/13/2015   
S.445  An Act to provide additional funding for animal welfare and safety programming  Mark C. Montigny    1/25/2016   
S.415  An Act expanding the powers of the director of Fisheries and Wildlife  Anne M. Gobi    1/25/2016   
S.95  An Act relative to foster kids  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    7/21/2015   
S.1291  An Act relative to the towing away and storage of motor vehicles  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    1/21/2016   
S.673  An Act relative to improving graduation rates at public colleges and universities  Barbara L'Italien    1/19/2016   
S.105  An Act protecting disabled persons from financial exploitation  Bruce E. Tarr    10/5/2015   
S.657  An Act expanding the community college workforce training incentive program  Eileen M. Donoghue    1/19/2016   
S.202  An Act regulating secondary metals dealing  James E. Timilty    10/8/2015   
S.1354  An Act relative to retirement buy back into the Massachusetts teachers’ retirement system  James B. Eldridge    1/25/2016   
S.1250  An Act establishing regional lockup facilities  Kenneth J. Donnelly    1/28/2016   
S.661  An Act relative to uniform financial aid information  Eileen M. Donoghue    1/19/2016   
S.69  An Act establishing the healthy incentives program  Eileen M. Donoghue    1/14/2016   
S.110  An Act lessening the financial burden on small limited liability companies  Eileen M. Donoghue    7/20/2015   
S.1628  An Act relative to state contracting  Kenneth J. Donnelly    10/1/2015   
S.975  An Act clarifying the meal break law to allow for private enforcement  James B. Eldridge    10/19/2015   
S.63  An Act relative to child custody  Harriette L. Chandler    7/21/2015   
S.662  An Act reforming institutional eligibility requirements for state-based financial aid  Eileen M. Donoghue    1/19/2016   
S.136  An Act establishing a student tuition recovery fund  Eileen M. Donoghue    2/4/2016   
S.1394  An Act relative to retirement buy back in to the Massachusetts teachers' retirement system  Jason M. Lewis    1/25/2016   
S.1804  An Act relative to tourism collaboration  Bruce E. Tarr    11/25/2015   
S.81  An Act relative to the protection of persons with a disability  John F. Keenan    1/14/2016   
S.473  An Act relative to pesticide applications  Bruce E. Tarr    1/25/2016   
S.697  An Act relative to credit building  James B. Eldridge    7/16/2015   
H.47  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Stephanie Shanen, an employee of the Department of Children and Families  Gloria L. Fox 
Sonia Chang-Diaz  
2/2/2015   
H.53  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Robin Allen, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services  Brian M. Ashe    4/1/2015   
S.19  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Candida Leonard, an employee of the Department of Corrections  Richard J. Ross    3/16/2015   
S.43  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Barbara Jean Daniels, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services  James E. Timilty    4/13/2015   
S.953  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Margaret Carey, an employee of the Department of Public Health  John F. Keenan    4/23/2015   
H.3346  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Susan Comeau an employee of Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission  Frank A. Moran    5/7/2015   
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    6/29/2015   
H.3578  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Phanarath Siv, an employee of the Department of Children and Families  Tricia Farley-Bouvier    7/1/2015   
H.3704  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Maribel Sepulveda, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services   Michael J. Finn    9/28/2015   
H.3792  An Act authorizing the commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land to the town of Acton in exchange for other real property  Jennifer E. Benson    2/4/2016   
H.3611  An Act to legitimize structures after six or ten years of continuous use  Joint Committee on the Judiciary    6/25/2015   
S.1955  An Act establishing a snowmobile educational safety program  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture    6/29/2015   
H.3723  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Robert Aubrey, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation  James J. O'Day 
Harriette L. Chandler  
9/17/2015   
S.1975  An Act relative to regional bonus aid  Joint Committee on Education    7/23/2015   
S.1980  An Act establishing a Commonwealth citizen service initiative  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development    7/27/2015   
S.2027  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Cheryl A. Cole, an employee of the office of Medicaid  Sal N. DiDomenico    10/13/2015   
S.1990  An Act authorizing the Commonwealth to grant an easement to the town of Barnstable and the town of Barnstable to grant or assign several conservation restrictions to the Commonwealth  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight    9/21/2015   
H.3744  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Diane Ranno, an employee of the Department of Conservation and Recreation  John H. Rogers 
Michael F. Rush  
10/19/2015   
S.2013  An Act relative to healthy youth  Joint Committee on Education    9/17/2015   
S.2018  An Act relative to the interest rate on tax-deferred property  Joint Committee on Revenue    9/28/2015   
H.3824  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Robert A. Montalvo, an employee of the Department of Correction  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.    11/12/2015   
H.3777  An Act relative to the retirement benefits of the surviving beneficiary of Francis X. Noe  Theodore C. Speliotis    2/1/2016   
H.3785  An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2015 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects  NONE    10/1/2015   
S.2023  An Act relative to private construction contracts.  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development    10/5/2015   
H.3823  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Eric Burton, an employee of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department  Michael D. Brady    11/18/2015   
H.3806  An Act regulating secondary metals dealings  House Committee on Ways and Means    10/15/2015   
H.3845  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Joseph LoConte, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation  Adrian Madaro    11/19/2015   
S.2045  An Act relative to the retirement of University of Massachusetts police  Joint Committee on Public Service    11/5/2015   
S.2046  An Act relative to the retirement benefits of state police dispatchers  Joint Committee on Public Service    11/5/2015   
H.3874  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Nicole Medina, an employee of the Department of Public Health  Angelo M. Scaccia    1/19/2016   
S.2060  An Act relative to State Police Station C-3  Anne M. Gobi    12/7/2015   
S.2056  An Act concerning the conveyance of certain parcels of land in the City of Revere  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight    1/19/2016   
S.2065  An Act relative to Community Benefit Districts  Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses    11/23/2015   
H.3916  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Ronald Brace, an employee of the Department of Youth Services  Benjamin Swan    1/25/2016   
S.2087  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Stephen Rogan, an employee of the Trial Court  Marc R. Pacheco    1/25/2016   
H.3915  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Angela Cappellucci, an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance  Mathew Muratore 
Viriato M. deMacedo  
2/4/2016   
H.3921  An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Brian Sheehan, an employee of the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office  Diana DiZoglio    1/21/2016   
S.2081  An Act to protect access to confidential healthcare  Joint Committee on Financial Services    1/28/2016   
S.2088  An Act concerning the safety of school children embarking and disembarking school buses  Joint Committee on Transportation    1/11/2016   
S.2099  An Act relative to breaking generational cycles of poverty  Joint Committee on Higher Education    1/19/2016   
S.2097  An Act for reimbursement for costs of the ‘Learning Contract’  Joint Committee on Higher Education    1/19/2016   
S.2102  An Act relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth  Joint Committee on Higher Education    1/19/2016   
S.2105  An Act relative to the Gold Star tax abatement  Joint Committee on Revenue    1/21/2016   
S.2108  An Act relative to horse riding instructor’s licenses  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture    1/25/2016   
S.2098  An Act to expand veterans survivor benefits  Joint Committee on Higher Education    1/28/2016   
H.3969  An Act eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities in the Commonwealth  House Committee on Ways and Means    1/28/2016   
S.2124  An Act to maintain public water systems  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure    2/4/2016   
S.1915  Resolve relative to the reimbursement of Chester Gorski  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015   
S.13  A report of the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change entitled: NO TIME TO WASTE: Our climate clock is ticking and our natural resources, public health and the future of our economy are at stake  Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change    2/17/2015