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It shall be the duty of the committee on Rules to establish and recommend policy procedures for the Senate, to consider all orders and petitions referred thereto, including those related to recess studies and rules changes, to sit concurrently with the House committee on Rules, and to consider such other matters as may be referred thereto or that the committee deems necessary for the expeditious actions of the Senate.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
No hearings currently scheduled
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
S.1959  An Act relative to tax abatements for deaf residents  Joint Committee on Revenue   Place in the OD with Recommended Amendment 
H.3918  An Act validating the actions taken at a certain town meeting held in the town of Rochester   Charles D. Baker   Place in OD 
S.885  An Act relative to indictments and proceedings before trial  Michael O. Moore   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1537  An Act providing volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians with a local option real estate tax exemption  Michael J. Rodrigues   Place in OD 
S.1494  An Act increasing the property tax deferral for seniors  Patricia D. Jehlen   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.88  An Act establishing a commission on the status of children and youth  Joan B. Lovely   Place in OD 
S.1678  An Act to establish a special commission to consider an appropriate tribute to Nelson Mandela in the City of Boston  Jason M. Lewis   Place in the OD with Recommended Amendment 
S.2128  An Act establishing the special commission on local and regional public health  Joint Committee on Public Health   Place in the OD with Recommended Amendment 
S.878  An Act to protect health and safety of animals in vehicles  Mark C. Montigny   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.729  An Act relative to parole eligibility  William N. Brownsberger   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.754  An Act to clarify homestead estates  Cynthia S. Creem   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.856  An Act relative to prejudgment interest rates  Jason M. Lewis   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.905  An Act promoting transparency, best practices, and better outcomes for children and communities  Karen E. Spilka   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1220  An Act to reduce the risks associated with allergic reactions  Karen E. Spilka   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1139  An Act relative to the disclosure of toxic chemicals in children’s products  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1151  An Act relative to the modernization of optometric patient care  Jennifer L. Flanagan   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1004  An Act to clarify the earned sick time ballot question  Michael J. Rodrigues   Place in OD 
S.1988  An Act relative to prejudgment interest  William N. Brownsberger   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1494  An Act increasing the property tax deferral for seniors  Patricia D. Jehlen   Place in the OD for Specific Date 
S.1231  An Act relative to the practice of acupuncture  Daniel A. Wolf   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1216  An Act relative to the practice of athletic training  Michael F. Rush   Favorable 
S.812  An Act relative to privileged communications  James B. Eldridge   Favorable 
S.2174  An Act protecting abandoned animals in vacant properties  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Place in the OD with Recommended Amendment 
S.878  An Act to protect health and safety of animals in vehicles  Mark C. Montigny   Place in the OD with Recommended Amendment 
S.2368  An Act relative to eliminating sub-precinct 9A in the town of Andover  Barbara L'Italien   Suspend Rules 
S.41  An Act clarifying municipal authority regarding cash sureties  Harriette L. Chandler   Place in OD 
S.2181  An Act establishing Peace Day in the Commonwealth  John F. Keenan   Place in OD 
S.940  An Act enhancing courthouse security  James E. Timilty   Place in OD 
S.1150  An Act relative to respiratory therapy  Jennifer L. Flanagan   Place in OD 
S.1542  An Act providing taxpayers a hearing at the Appellate Tax Board  Michael J. Rodrigues   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1056  An Act relative to solar drying of laundry  Michael J. Barrett   Place in OD 
H.4434  An Act relative to the judicial enforcement of noncompetition agreements  John W. Scibak   Place in the OD with Recommended Amendment 
H.1566  An Act relative to electronic publication of certain legal notices  Jeffrey N. Roy   Place in the OD with Recommended Amendment 
H.391  An Act relative to school improvement plans  Patricia A. Haddad   Place in OD 
S.2244  An Act relative to serving wine in private clubs   Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
S.2244  An Act relative to serving wine in private clubs   Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Place in OD 
H.3895  An Act increasing access to immunizations  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing   Place in OD 
S.872  An Act to strengthen the anti-human trafficking law  Mark C. Montigny   Place in the OD with Recommended Amendment 
S.414  An Act relative to the use of crossbows in hunting  Anne M. Gobi   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1191  An Act requiring automated external defibrillators in schools  Mark C. Montigny   Place in the OD with Recommended Amendment 
S.992  An Act relative to the creative economy  Michael O. Moore   Place in OD 
S.2221  An Act authorizing a study of starting times and schedules  Joint Committee on Education   Place in the OD with Recommended Amendment 
S.2096  An Act relative to the membership of the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Reuse Board  James E. Timilty   Place in OD 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.1675  An Act establishing a special commission to identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state agencies, programs, and services  Jason M. Lewis    4/21/2016   
S.1196  An Act relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Project  Michael O. Moore    5/5/2016   
S.754  An Act to clarify homestead estates  Cynthia S. Creem    5/24/2016   
S.447  An Act relative to hunting with Unmanned Aerial Systems  Michael O. Moore    2/18/2016   
S.79  An Act creating a special commission on behavior modification  Brian A. Joyce    1/19/2016   
S.634  An Act to address the lack of sex-specific data in Massachusetts  Karen E. Spilka    5/5/2016   
S.102  An Act ensuring healthcare coverage for youth who have aged-out of the Department of Children and Families  Karen E. Spilka    5/5/2016   
S.1664  An Act requiring the disclosure of public funding  Patricia D. Jehlen    4/21/2016   
H.3030  An Act relative to agricultural operations  Stephen Kulik    5/31/2016   
S.1081  An Act relative to dog pens and kennels  Anne M. Gobi    4/11/2016   
H.1220  An Act relative to the posting of a security for seized animals in cruelty cases  Linda Dean Campbell    7/7/2016   
H.2180  An Act relative to kayak safety  William M. Straus    4/28/2016   
H.3074  An Act relative to the used vehicle record book  John H. Rogers    7/21/2016   
S.570  An Act relative to continuity of care for families enrolled in MassHealth  Sal N. DiDomenico    5/5/2016   
H.2319  An Act protecting the rights of custodial and other non-teaching employees of school districts  Patricia A. Haddad    5/9/2016   
S.1022  An Act authorizing municipal increases in minimum wages  Daniel A. Wolf    11/23/2015   
S.1112  An Act relative to the appointment of town managers  James E. Timilty    3/14/2016   
S.1216  An Act relative to the practice of athletic training  Michael F. Rush    6/13/2016   
H.3072  An Act protecting bicyclists in bicycle lanes  David M. Rogers    7/21/2016   
S.956  An Act establishing the refusal to provide certain records as an unfair labor practice  William N. Brownsberger    4/13/2016   
S.1657  An Act designating the song “Roadrunner” as the official rock song of the Commonwealth  Robert L. Hedlund    10/29/2015   
S.1743  An Act relative honoring those killed in the line of duty  James E. Timilty    10/29/2015   
H.169  An Act relative to massage therapy services on Sundays and holidays  Edward F. Coppinger    6/14/2016   
H.753  An Act preserving public trust rights in land affected by ocean erosion  Frank I. Smizik    3/10/2016   
S.1746  An Act designating Conflict Resolution Awareness Week  Daniel A. Wolf    2/18/2016   
S.1808  An Act to protect bicyclists in bicycle lanes  William N. Brownsberger    3/24/2016   
S.1665  An Act relative to sleep deprivation avoidance and promotion of good sleeping practices  Patricia D. Jehlen    2/18/2016   
S.1248  An Act relative to the safe transfer of individuals in emergency situations  Viriato M. deMacedo    4/11/2016   
H.199  An Act relative to the recorking of wine  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.    7/7/2016   
H.3539  An Act restoring accountability in claims against certain non-governmental actions for damage caused by public way defects  Claire D. Cronin    7/5/2016   
S.1717  An Act relative to the observance of a Gold Star Wives Day and a Gold Star Mothers and Families Day  Michael F. Rush    2/18/2016   
S.1057  An Act relative to local disability commission expansion  William N. Brownsberger    3/7/2016   
S.1871  An Act designating a certain bridge in the town of Norwood as the Thomas J. Kewriga Memorial Bridge  Michael F. Rush    7/28/2015   
S.1162  An Act relative to chronic care coordination  John F. Keenan    5/5/2016   
S.1718  An Act observing United States Navy Day  Michael F. Rush    2/18/2016   
H.114  An Act relative to the safety of newborns  Keiko M. Orrall    5/16/2016   
H.3535  An Act relative to funding public libraries and the Centerville-Osterville-Marston Mills fire district  Brian R. Mannal    2/9/2016   
H.1245  An Act relative to parent-child privilege  Claire D. Cronin    7/5/2016   
H.912  An Act relative to certain loans by the Federal Home Loan Bank  Aaron Michlewitz    5/31/2016   
S.1100  An Act providing for a workforce housing financial plan  Anthony W. Petruccelli    3/14/2016   
S.761  An Act relative to testimony in criminal proceedings  Cynthia S. Creem    3/24/2016   
S.1843  An Act relative to the transfer of boat registration between family members  John F. Keenan    3/10/2016   
S.1079  An Act to allow simple majority voting  Jennifer L. Flanagan    4/11/2016   
H.248  An Act relative to special alcohol licenses for nonprofit charitable corporations  Alice Hanlon Peisch    6/9/2016   
S.1640  An Act creating lysosomal storage disorder awareness month  Ryan C. Fattman    2/18/2016   
H.3160  An Act relative to election ballots  Jerald A. Parisella    5/5/2016   
H.2843  An Act relative to the State Building Code  David T. Vieira 
Chris Walsh  
7/21/2016   
S.444  An Act to provide equal access to service animal trainers  Mark C. Montigny    1/25/2016   
S.1692  An Act designating a certain state facility in the city of New Bedford as the New Bedford marine commerce terminal  Mark C. Montigny    4/19/2016   
S.1659  An Act proclaiming May as Aviation Awareness Month  Donald F. Humason, Jr.    2/18/2016   
S.1621  An Act modernizing procedures for boards and commissions  Cynthia S. Creem    4/28/2016   
H.3007  An Act designating a portion of Route 3 as the Middlesex 3 highway  Kenneth I. Gordon    10/8/2015   
S.1068  An Act relative to streamlining municipal finance  Kenneth J. Donnelly    3/7/2016   
S.1655  An Act to establish February 20 as Frederick Douglass Day  Anne M. Gobi    2/18/2016   
S.1080  An Act creating the Hampden County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls  Anne M. Gobi    3/7/2016   
H.3232  An Act to modernize election record keeping  Shawn Dooley    5/23/2016   
S.290  An Act relative to the powers and duties of a regional school district  Anne M. Gobi    7/23/2015   
S.1073  An Act increasing recycling by landlords and tenants  James B. Eldridge    3/7/2016   
S.1074  An Act encouraging municipal recycling and composting  James B. Eldridge    3/7/2016   
S.1652  An Act to designate Narcolepsy Awareness Day  Anne M. Gobi    2/18/2016   
S.1830  An Act relative to year of manufacture registration plates  Anne M. Gobi    3/24/2016   
S.1076  An Act relative to the effective enforcement of municipal ordinances and bylaws  James B. Eldridge    3/7/2016   
S.172  An Act to protect the privacy of lottery winners  Mark C. Montigny    2/18/2016   
S.1094  An Act relative to Parking Advancements for the Revitalization of Communities (PARC)  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    3/7/2016   
S.1699  An Act relative to the environment and public health  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    4/21/2016   
S.1065  An Act amending the municipal ticket law  Sal N. DiDomenico    3/7/2016   
S.1636  An Act to establish a municipal record preservation commission  James B. Eldridge    4/21/2016   
S.812  An Act relative to privileged communications  James B. Eldridge    6/13/2016   
S.1090  An Act relative to vacant, foreclosing and foreclosed property in the Commonwealth  Barbara L'Italien    3/14/2016   
S.1474  An Act relative to regional transportation ballot initiatives  Benjamin B. Downing    2/1/2016   
H.3033  An Act protecting motorists and emergency personnel  David Paul Linsky    7/5/2016   
S.1305  An Act to include federal law enforcement officers as police officers  Bruce E. Tarr    4/11/2016   
S.1109  An Act relative to the expenditure of certain municipal and district monies  Bruce E. Tarr    3/14/2016   
S.1110  An Act to increase the amount that may be appropriated from the balance of a capital project fund  Bruce E. Tarr    3/14/2016   
S.1782  An Act to prohibit misleading telemarketer calls to consumers  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    4/29/2016   
S.1848  An Act relative to child passenger safety  Thomas P. Kennedy    1/11/2016   
S.2011  An Act relative to trigeminal neuralgia awareness month  Robert L. Hedlund    2/18/2016   
H.3335  An Act designating a certain bridge in the town of Lanesborough as the Sergeant Gregory Aloysius Noonan Bridge  Gailanne M. Cariddi    11/5/2015   
H.3643  An Act designating the Hampden County Superior Court as the Roderick L. Ireland Courthouse  Benjamin Swan    7/7/2016   
S.2188  An Act relative to partition fences  Benjamin B. Downing    4/29/2016   
H.3660  An Act relative to the STEM advisory council  Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies    7/7/2016   
S.2036  An Act designating a certain bridge in the town of Webster as the Webster/Dudley Public Safety Memorial Bridge  Ryan C. Fattman    11/25/2015   
H.3813  An Act protecting wages of employees who receive wages through an electronic wage card  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development    7/7/2016   
S.2070  An Act regulating central service technicians  Joint Committee on Public Health    5/5/2016   
H.3917  An Act relative to Gold Star Family motor vehicle registration eligibility  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/24/2016   
H.4251  An Act designating the town of Billerica as the Yankee Doodle Town  Marc T. Lombardo 
Kenneth J. Donnelly  
6/6/2016   
S.2165  An Act designating a certain intersection in the town of Plainville as the Special Police Officer Michael O. Maher Memorial Intersection  Richard J. Ross    4/21/2016   
S.2147  An Act establishing a commission on malnutrition prevention  Joint Committee on Public Health    3/22/2016   
S.2187  An Act relative to cleanliness in restaurants and bars  Joint Committee on Public Health    5/5/2016   
H.4109  An Act relative to an unauthorized radio telecommunication  Joint Committee on the Judiciary    7/23/2016   
S.2212  An Act relative to safe application and removal of body art  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure    6/27/2016   
S.2239  An Act relative to studying the impacts of changing the Massachusetts time zone  Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies    4/29/2016   
S.2252  An Act relative to the administration of diabetes medication  Joint Committee on Education    5/31/2016   
S.2263  An Act relative to the removal or transportation of trash  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government    5/2/2016   
H.4193  An Act further regulating the reserve fund for credit unions  Joint Committee on Financial Services    7/7/2016   
H.4195  An Act relative to prescription eye drops  Joint Committee on Financial Services    7/23/2016   
H.4210  An Act relative to the curatorship program  Joint Committee on Revenue    7/14/2016   
H.4290  An Act relative to retirement benefits for the Chelmsford Water District employees  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.    7/14/2016   
H.4314  An Act prohibiting gunfire directed at dwelling houses  Joint Committee on the Judiciary    7/7/2016   
S.2294  An Act relative to volunteer ambulance service  Joint Committee on Public Health    6/9/2016   
S.2313  An Act relative to the dispensing of certain cancer related drugs  Joint Committee on Public Health    7/5/2016   
H.4452  An Act relative to the sale of alcoholic beverages at in-house cafes  Theodore C. Speliotis    7/1/2016   
H.4455  An Act creating a special commission studying cutting, welding and hot work processes regulated by the State Fire Code   Theodore C. Speliotis    7/5/2016   
S.2134  economic development and emerging technology study order  Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies    3/21/2016   
S.2145  Community Development and Small Business issues study order  Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses    3/21/2016   
S.2388  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy    7/8/2016   
S.2236  Relative to tourism, arts and cultural development  Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development    4/28/2016   
S.2204  Relative to judicial matters  Joint Committee on the Judiciary    4/8/2016   
S.2214  Relative to higher education matters.  Joint Committee on Higher Education    4/11/2016   
S.2199  Public health issues  Joint Committee on Public Health    3/31/2016   
S.2215  Senate documents numbered 209, 210, 211, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 220, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 235, 237, 239, 240, 241, and 242  Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies    4/11/2016   
S.2387  Transportation Committee Study Order  Joint Committee on Transportation    7/8/2016   
S.2380  environmental issues  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture    7/8/2016   
S.2383  public housing, landlord/tenant, condominiums, expiring use, and production   Joint Committee on Housing    7/8/2016   
S.2385  municipalities and local government issues  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government    7/8/2016   
S.2315  charter schools  Joint Committee on Education    6/9/2016   
S.2336  school finance and school choice  Joint Committee on Education    6/20/2016   
S.2337  accountability and compliance  Joint Committee on Education    6/20/2016   
S.2338  curriculum  Joint Committee on Education    6/20/2016   
S.2339  early education and expanded learning time  Joint Committee on Education    6/20/2016   
S.2340  personnel  Joint Committee on Education    6/20/2016   
S.2341  transportation and SBA  Joint Committee on Education    6/20/2016   
S.2342  Special Education Financing  Joint Committee on Education    6/20/2016   
S.2343  special education  Joint Committee on Education    6/20/2016   
S.2344  assessments and technology  Joint Committee on Education    6/20/2016   
S.2345  health education matters  Joint Committee on Education    6/20/2016   
S.2346  vocational education  Joint Committee on Education    6/20/2016   
S.2347  at-risk students  Joint Committee on Education    6/20/2016   
S.2348  school climate and discipline  Joint Committee on Education    6/20/2016   
S.2386  state administration and regulatory oversight  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight    7/8/2016   
S.2314  Public service issues  Joint Committee on Public Service    6/9/2016   
S.2317  Relative to transportation matters  Joint Committee on Transportation    6/9/2016   
S.2318  financial services matters  Joint Committee on Financial Services    6/9/2016   
S.2357  consumer protection and professional licensure  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure    6/27/2016   
S.2362  public safety  Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security    6/27/2016   
S.2316  Elder Affairs   Joint Committee on Elder Affairs    6/9/2016   
S.2364  Transportation Committee Study Order  Joint Committee on Transportation    6/27/2016   
S.2366  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy  Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy    6/27/2016   
S.2290  Revenue matters  Joint Committee on Revenue    5/12/2016   
S.2358  economic development and emerging technologies  Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies    6/27/2016   
S.2363  land in the town of Stoughton  Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight    6/27/2016   
S.2360  Financing and Delivery of Health Care  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing    6/27/2016   
S.2356  financing and delivery of health care in the Commonwealth  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing    6/27/2016   
S.2365  Transportation study order  Joint Committee on Transportation    6/27/2016   
S.2361  investigation and study of Senate Judiciary bills  Joint Committee on the Judiciary    6/27/2016   
S.2359  financial services  Joint Committee on Financial Services    6/27/2016   
S.2306  Financing and delivery of health care to children  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing    6/6/2016   
S.2307  Financing and Delivery of Health Care  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing    6/6/2016   
S.2384  Judicial matters  Joint Committee on the Judiciary    7/8/2016   
S.2381  financing of health care coverage and analysis  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing    7/8/2016   
S.2382  health insurance premiums and hospital services  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing    7/8/2016   
S.2411  electronic health records  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing    7/11/2016   
S.2448  financial services matters  Joint Committee on Financial Services    7/26/2016   
S.224  Resolve establishing a special commission on the Dover amendment  Michael O. Moore    4/14/2016   
S.1427  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to the civil service exam  Michael F. Rush    7/29/2015   
S.1278  Resolve providing for investigating construction practices and their impact on firefighter deaths  Thomas P. Kennedy    4/13/2016