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HB 1 - Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA)
An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2020 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions, and certain activities of the Commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund, and serial bond requirements, and for certain permanent improvements
04/10/2019 - Reported, in part, by H3800
Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) House 1 budget. The budget, which proposes proposes $42.7 billion in gross spending, which is an increase of 1.5% over Fiscal Year 2019 projected spending, excluding transfers to the Medical Assistance Trust Fund. This budget anticipates a $297 million deposit into the Stabilization Fund, bringing the Commonwealth\'s reserves to nearly $2.8 billion. In coordination with HB 70, this budget proposed a major, multi-year school finance reform initiative, which includes an overhaul of the school funding formula, accompanied by an increase of $200 million in Chapter 70 education aid. House 1 also includes a sales tax modernization proposal that will generate one-time revenues, to be used to seed education investments, including $100 million for college scholarships, $50 ...

HB 1000 - Rep. Natalie Higgins (D-MA)
An Act relative to mental health providers
06/26/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 07/09/2019 from 11:00 AM-02:00 PM in Gardner Auditorium

HB 1029 - Rep. Kay Khan (D-MA)
An Act to further define medical necessity determinations
05/30/2019 - Hearing rescheduled to 06/06/2019 from 11:00 AM-03:00 PM in 222

HB 1043 - Rep. Elizabeth Malia (D-MA)
An Act relative to dual diagnosis treatment coverage
05/30/2019 - Hearing rescheduled to 06/06/2019 from 11:00 AM-03:00 PM in 222

HB 1078 - Rep. James O'Day (D-MA)
An Act relative to limits on insurers' retroactive clawbacks for mental health and substance use disorder services
07/01/2019 - Committee recommended ought to pass with an amendment and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means with the amendment pending

HB 1095 - Rep. Jeffrey Roy (D-MA)
An Act enhancing access to telemedicine services
09/18/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 10/01/2019 from 01:00 PM-04:00 PM in A-2

HB 110 - Shawn Dooley
An Act banning conversion therapy
03/05/2019 - Hearing canceled â?? new hearing TBD

HB 111 - Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-MA)
An Act establishing a pilot program to improve coordination of mental health care for system-involved youth
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 112 - Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D-MA)
An Act establishing the Massachusetts foster care review office
03/05/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4485

HB 1129 - Rep. Christine Barber (D-MA)
An Act to provide Medicaid coverage for tobacco cessation
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 1131 - Rep. Christine Barber (D-MA)
An Act relative to patient centered access to behavioral health services in accountable care organizations
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 1141 - Rep. Claire Cronin (D-MA)
An Act relative to children with medical complexity
07/31/2019 - Accompanied H913

HB 1143 - Rep. Josh Cutler (D-MA)
An Act relative to funding the Behavioral Health Workforce Development Trust Fund
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1150 - Rep. Michael Finn (D-MA)
An Act to restore adequate funding for disproportionate share hospitals
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 1155 - Rep. Thomas Golden (D-MA)
An Act relative to parity of treatment with substance abuse
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 117 - Rep. Sean Garballey (D-MA)
An Act updating terminology and investigative practices related to the protection of persons with disabilities
11/26/2019 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4231

HB 118 - Rep. Sean Garballey (D-MA)
An Act relative to children in the care, protection, and custody of the Commonwealth
03/05/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4487

HB 1186 - Rep. David Nangle (D-MA)
An Act strengthening HPC and CHIA market oversight
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 1194 - Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa (D-MA)
An Act establishing Medicare for all in Massachusetts
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 1195 - Rep. Todd Smola (R-MA)
Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to chronic disease care self-management
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 1238 - Rep. Alice Peisch (D-MA)
An Act relative to early college high schools
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4421

HB 130 - Rep. Kate Hogan (D-MA)
An Act establishing a special commission to study women and homelessness
03/05/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4490

HB 132 - Rep. Steven Howitt (R-MA)
An Act ensuring the appropriate and timely payment and residential service placement for children deemed to be a safety risk
08/26/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 09/24/2019 from 10:00 AM-01:00 PM in B-1

HB 1339 - Rep. Ruth Balser (D-MA)
An Act relative to ensuring quality mental health services in state correctional facilities
10/03/2019 - Hearing rescheduled to 10/08/2019 from 11:00 AM-05:00 PM in A-1

HB 1342 - Rep. Ruth Balser (D-MA)
An Act to preserve access to inpatient mental health services for individuals with mental illness
10/03/2019 - Hearing rescheduled to 10/08/2019 from 11:00 AM-05:00 PM in A-1

HB 138 - Rep. Kay Khan (D-MA)
An Act relative to fair pay for comparable work
11/27/2019 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4236

HB 139 - Rep. Kay Khan (D-MA)
An Act relative to parentage to promote children's security
09/03/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4965

HB 140 - Rep. Kay Khan (D-MA)
An Act relative to abusive practices to change sexual orientation and gender identity in minors
04/08/2019 - Signed by the Governor, Chapter 8 of the Acts of 2019

HB 1404 - Rep. Kimberly Ferguson (R-MA)
An Act relative to the insanity defense
10/15/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 10/22/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-1 & A-2

HB 1416 - Rep. Denise Garlick (D-MA)
An Act requiring health care employers to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence
05/06/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4689

HB 1436 - Rep. Kate Hogan (D-MA)
An Act criminalizing sexual assault by fraud of a medical professional
02/06/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling

HB 1438 - Rep. Kate Hogan (D-MA)
An Act relative to the protection of vulnerable adults from sexual assault committed by mandated reporters, persons in a position of trust and providers of transportation
11/25/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 12/03/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-1

HB 1439 - Rep. Russell Holmes (D-MA)
An Act reforming juvenile offender law
10/15/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 10/22/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-1 & A-2

HB 144 - Rep. Elizabeth Malia (D-MA)
An Act ensuring positive transition for at-risk youth
03/05/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4492

HB 1443 - Rep. Kevin Honan (D-MA)
An Act to prevent and respond to bullying of elderly and disabled residents
06/05/2019 - Bill reported favorably by committee as changed and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 146 - Rep. Paul Mark (D-MA)
An Act relative to a supportive technology commission
03/05/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4493

HB 1466 - Rep. Bradley Jones (R-MA)
An Act to prohibit female genital mutilation
02/06/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4606

HB 1484 - Rep. Kay Khan (D-MA)
An Act for health education in women's correctional institutions
10/03/2019 - Hearing rescheduled to 10/08/2019 from 11:00 AM-05:00 PM in A-1

HB 1486 - Rep. Kay Khan (D-MA)
An Act to reduce recidivism among emerging adults
10/03/2019 - Hearing rescheduled to 10/08/2019 from 11:00 AM-05:00 PM in A-1

HB 1501 - Rep. David Linsky (D-MA)
An Act relative to sentencing guidelines
10/03/2019 - Hearing rescheduled to 10/08/2019 from 11:00 AM-05:00 PM in A-1

HB 1509 - Rep. Joan Meschino (D-MA)
An Act relative to the definition of custody in protection and care of children proceedings
07/16/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 07/23/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-1 & A-2

HB 1518 - Rep. Liz Miranda (D-MA)
An Act to facilitate re-entry
10/03/2019 - Hearing rescheduled to 10/08/2019 from 11:00 AM-05:00 PM in A-1

HB 1534 - Maria Duaime Robinson (By Request)
An Act relative to grandparent visitation rights
07/16/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 07/23/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-1 & A-2

HB 1541 - Rep. John Rogers (D-MA)
An Act establishing presumptive parole
10/15/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 10/22/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-1 & A-2

HB 1545 - Rep. John Rogers (D-MA)
An Act removing the requirement to provide notice to the department of mental health of a license granted to a guardian to sell real estate
09/03/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 09/10/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-1 & A-2

HB 1553 - Rep. Angelo Scaccia (D-MA)
An Act relative to civil commitments
09/17/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 09/24/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-1

HB 1571 - Rep. Paul Tucker (D-MA)
An Act clarifying the definition of serious mental Illness on criminal justice reform
10/03/2019 - Hearing rescheduled to 10/08/2019 from 11:00 AM-05:00 PM in A-1

HB 158 - Rep. Elizabeth Poirier (R-MA)
An Act relative to ensuring the safety of residents of facilities under the authority of the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Developmental Services
03/05/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4495

HB 1651 - Rep. Mary Keefe (D-MA)
An Act to reinvest justice and opportunity in communities affected by incarceration
06/22/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 1697 - Rep. Ruth Balser (D-MA)
An Act relative to increasing access to psychological services
07/30/2020 - Reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Health Care Financing

HB 1698 - Rep. Ruth Balser (D-MA)
An Act transferring Bridgewater State Hospital from the Department of Corrections to the Department of Mental Health
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1699 - Rep. Ruth Balser (D-MA)
An Act to require equitable payment from the Commonwealth
07/20/2020 - Senate concurred

HB 1700 - Rep. Ruth Balser (D-MA)
An Act ensuring access to addiction services
09/19/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 09/26/2019 from 10:00 AM-01:00 PM in B-1

HB 1701 - Rep. Paul Brodeur (D-MA)
Resolve establishing a special commission on post traumatic stress disorder
10/10/2019 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4119

HB 1702 - Rep. Gerard Cassidy (D-MA)
An Act relative to psychotropic medication
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1703 - Rep. Claire Cronin (D-MA)
An Act relative to opioid drug manufacturer assessments
09/16/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 09/19/2019 from 10:00 AM-01:00 PM in B-1

HB 1704 - Rep. Josh Cutler (D-MA)
An Act establishing a behavioral health workforce development trust fund
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1705 - Rep. Josh Cutler (D-MA)
An Act relative to expanding access and safety of mental health services
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1706 - Rep. Josh Cutler (D-MA)
An Act establishing a board of registration of licensed mental health counselors
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1707 - Rep. Michael Day (D-MA)
An Act to promote high value and evidence-based behavioral health care
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1708 - Michael S. Day (By Request)
An Act to improve the quality of mental health services, and rights of patients, by providing for sufficient privacy
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1709 - Rep. Marjorie Decker (D-MA)
An Act enabling physician assistants to authorize psychiatric and substance abuse holds
07/20/2020 - Senate concurred

HB 1710 - Rep. Marjorie Decker (D-MA)
An Act providing for efficient access to mental health services
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1711 - Rep. Shawn Dooley (R-MA)
An Act providing for the treatment of overdose victims
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1712 - Rep. Dylan Fernandes (D-MA)
An Act relative to preventing overdose deaths and increasing access to treatment
05/18/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4723

HB 1713 - Rep. Carole Fiola (D-MA)
An Act requiring practitioners to assess and inform patients prior to prescribing certain opioid medications
08/28/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 09/04/2019 from 10:00 AM-04:00 PM in A-2

HB 1714 - Rep. Colleen Garry (D-MA)
An Act establishing a commission on post traumatic stress disorder
10/10/2019 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4119

HB 1715 - Rep. Thomas Golden (D-MA)
An Act relative to requiring insurance providers cover a minimum of 30 days for in-patient substance abuse treatment
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1716 - Rep. Thomas Golden (D-MA)
An Act to promote high value and evidence-based behavioral health care
07/20/2020 - Senate concurred

HB 1717 - Rep. Tami Gouveia (D-MA)
An Act advancing public health and safety using fentanyl testing strips
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1718 - Rep. Tami Gouveia (D-MA)
An Act relative to the establishment of and payments into an opioid stewardship fund
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1719 - Rep. Patricia Haddad (D-MA)
An Act relative to creating intensive stabilization and treatment units within the Department of Mental Health
05/18/2020 - Accompanied S1153

HB 172 - Rep. Aaron Vega (D-MA)
An Act relating to authorizing supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities
02/03/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4349

HB 1720 - Rep. Patricia Haddad (D-MA)
An Act relative to creating a pilot program to transfer high acuity behavioral health and dual diagnosis patients away from overcrowded emergency departments
05/18/2020 - Accompanied S1164

HB 1721 - Rep. Natalie Higgins (D-MA)
An Act to expand access to medically assisted treatment providers
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1722 - Rep. Natalie Higgins (D-MA)
An Act relative to the safe care of residents with active substance use disorder accessing skilled nursing facility care
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1723 - Rep. Natalie Higgins (D-MA)
An Act to further define medical necessity determinations
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1724 - Rep. Randy Hunt (R-MA)
An Act improving the mental health examination process of inmates at places of detention
07/20/2020 - Senate concurred

HB 1725 - Rep. Bradley Jones (R-MA)
An Act to establish a Medicaid expansion task force
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1726 - Rep. Bradley Jones (R-MA)
An Act relative to treatment for substance use disorder
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1727 - Rep. Bradley Jones (R-MA)
An Act relative to the report on substance abuse evaluations
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1728 - Rep. Kay Khan (D-MA)
An Act providing mental health and substance use assessments for children engaged in services
09/19/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 09/26/2019 from 10:00 AM-01:00 PM in B-1

HB 1729 - Rep. Kay Khan (D-MA)
An Act to provide more timely treatment of inpatient mental health care
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 1730 - Rep. Kay Khan (D-MA)
An Act to remove barriers to practice for psychiatric nurse mental health clinical specialists
03/09/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4535

HB 1731 - Rep. Kay Khan (D-MA)
An Act providing signature authority for psychiatric nurse mental health clinical nurse specialists
03/09/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4535

HB 1732 - Rep. Elizabeth Malia (D-MA)
An Act providing access to full spectrum addiction treatment services
05/11/2020 - Accompanied by S1150

HB 1733 - Rep. Elizabeth Malia (D-MA)
An Act improving access to behavioral health services
07/20/2020 - Senate concurred

HB 1734 - Rep. Elizabeth Malia (D-MA)
An Act removing administrative barriers to behavioral health services
07/20/2020 - Senate concurred

HB 1735 - Rep. Elizabeth Malia (D-MA)
An Act providing equitable access to behavioral health services for MassHealth consumers
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1736 - Rep. Elizabeth Malia (D-MA)
An Act protecting children's mental health services
07/30/2020 - Reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Health Care Financing

HB 1737 - Rep. Elizabeth Malia (D-MA)
An Act establishing a behavioral health workforce commission
04/30/2020 - Accompanied S1147

HB 1738 - Rep. Paul McMurtry (D-MA)
An Act relative to improving mental health care through innovation
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1739 - Rep. Paul McMurtry (D-MA)
An Act relative to benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics
09/16/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 09/19/2019 from 10:00 AM-01:00 PM in B-1

HB 1740 - Rep. Leonard Mirra (R-MA)
An Act relative to mental health needs and suicide prevention
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1741 - Rep. Mathew Muratore (R-MA)
An Act establishing court ordered mental health assisted outpatient treatment
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1742 - Rep. James Murphy (D-MA)
An Act relative to public safety notification for sober homes
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1743 - Rep. James O'Day (D-MA)
An Act relative to discharge from substance use disorder treatment
08/28/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 09/04/2019 from 10:00 AM-04:00 PM in A-2

HB 1744 - Rep. James O'Day (D-MA)
An Act relative to recovery coach certification
08/28/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 09/04/2019 from 10:00 AM-04:00 PM in A-2

HB 1745 - Rep. James O'Day (D-MA)
An Act relative to the safe care of residents with active substance use disorder accessing skilled nursing facility care
07/20/2020 - Senate concurred

HB 1746 - Rep. James O'Day (D-MA)
An Act establishing a commission to review substance use in correctional facilities
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1747 - Rep. Smitty Pignatelli (D-MA)
An Act helping overdosing persons in emergencies
08/28/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 09/04/2019 from 10:00 AM-04:00 PM in A-2

HB 1748 - Rep. Jon Santiago (D-MA)
An Act to expand access to patient centered care for opioid use disorder
07/30/2020 - Reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Health Care Financing

HB 1749 - Rep. Jon Santiago (D-MA)
An Act establishing a commission to study the availability of a continuum of care for persons with substance use disorder
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1750 - Rep. Angelo Scaccia (D-MA)
An Act relative to services for persons with mental illness who are living with older family members or primary caretakers
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1751 - Rep. Angelo Scaccia (D-MA)
An Act relative to providing appropriate medical care for persons in mental health facilities
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1752 - Rep. Angelo Scaccia (D-MA)
An Act to provide services for medically ill and mentally ill persons
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1753 - Rep. William Straus (D-MA)
An Act relative to mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1754 - Rep. Alyson Sullivan (R-MA)
An Act to combat the opioid addiction epidemic
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 1755 - Rep. Jose Tosado (D-MA)
An Act to establish a commission to study substance use disorder and treatment disparities in the minority community
10/10/2019 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4120

HB 1862 - Rep. Gerard Cassidy (D-MA)
An Act to promote team based health care
02/24/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4449

HB 1875 - Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-MA)
An Act supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 1879 - Rep. Carole Fiola (D-MA)
An Act relative to postpartum depression screening
11/22/2019 - Committee recommended bill ought to pass and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 1880 - Rep. Carole Fiola (D-MA)
An Act relative to acupuncture detoxification specialists
02/24/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4443

HB 1887 - Rep. Sean Garballey (D-MA)
An Act relative to medical physics
10/15/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H5038

HB 1904 - Rep. Danielle Gregoire (D-MA)
An Act relative to marriage and family therapists, rehabilitation counselors, mental health counselors, educational psychologists, applied behavior analysts; licenses; qualifications
11/26/2019 - Discharged to the committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure

HB 1916 - Rep. Kate Hogan (D-MA)
An Act to improve oral health for all Massachusetts residents
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 1926 - Rep. Louis Kafka (D-MA)
An Act relative to end of life options
06/15/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4782

HB 1932 - Rep. Hannah Kane (R-MA)
An Act relative to informed consent for concurrent surgical procedures
02/24/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4449

HB 1943 - Rep. Kay Khan (D-MA)
An Act establishing a special commission to study the integration of support groups into our healthcare system
02/26/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4447

HB 1965 - Rep. Ronald Mariano (D-MA)
An Act relative to urgent care centers
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 1977 - Rep. Mathew Muratore (R-MA)
An Act relative to public health
02/24/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4449

HB 1985 - Rep. Elizabeth Poirier (R-MA)
An Act to advance the safety of women seeking to terminate a pregnancy
02/24/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4449

HB 2 - Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA)
An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2021 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions, and certain activities of the commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund, and serial bond requirements, and for certain permanent improvements
01/23/2020 - Referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 2001 - Rep. Jeffrey Roy (D-MA)
An Act relative to the Health Planning Council and the state health resource plan
02/24/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4449

HB 2019 - William C. Galvin
Galvin of Canton) for the adoption of House Rules for the 191st General Court governing the 2019-2020 legislative sessions (House, No. 2019). January 28, 2019
01/30/2019 - Published as amended, see H2020

HB 2020 - Rep. William Galvin (D-MA)
the Rules of the House of Representatives for the 191st General Court, governing the 2019-2020 legislative sessions [Including an Index] , as amended and adopted by the House
01/31/2019 - Printed-as-amended version of HB2019

HB 2021 - William C. Galvin
Galvin of Canton) for the adoption of permanent Joint Rules for the 191st General Court governing the 2019-2020 legislative sessions (House, No. 2021). January 28, 2019
03/07/2019 - Senate concurred in the House further amendment

HB 2048 - Rep. Marjorie Decker (D-MA)
An Act authorizing the voluntary disavowal of eligibility to purchase a firearm
08/22/2019 - Hearing rescheduled to 08/28/2019 from 10:00 AM-03:00 PM in A-2

HB 2060 - Rep. Peter Durant (R-MA)
An Act establishing a commission to study post-traumatic stress disorder in law enforcement officers
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 2066 - Rep. Colleen Garry (D-MA)
An Act relative to electronic defensive devices
08/22/2019 - Hearing rescheduled to 08/28/2019 from 10:00 AM-03:00 PM in A-2

HB 2087 - Rep. Mary Keefe (D-MA)
An Act to create uniform standards in use of force, increase transparency, and reduce harm
07/03/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 07/11/2019 from 09:00 AM-11:00 AM in B-1

HB 2095 - Rep. David Linsky (D-MA)
An Act to close the large capacity magazine loophole
02/24/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 2140 - Rep. Paul Tucker (D-MA)
An Act to provide for mental wellness training for police officers
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 2142 - Rep. Chynah Tyler (D-MA)
An Act Massachusetts corrections oversight commission
11/01/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 11/13/2019 from 02:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-2

HB 2223 - Rep. Marjorie Decker (D-MA)
An Act relative to the retirement benefits of certain employees of the department of mental health
05/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4722

HB 2291 - Kate Hogan (By Request)
An Act to include collaborative employees in group 2 classification
05/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4722

HB 238 - Rep. Denise Garlick (D-MA)
An Act establishing a dentist diversion program
07/01/2019 - Committee recommended ought to pass and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 2671 - Rep. David Biele (D-MA)
An Act relative to the employment of persons with disabilities on state contracts
12/04/2019 - Accompanied S1810

HB 2832 - Rep. Josh Cutler (D-MA)
An Act relative to Energy Savings Efficiency (Energy SAVE)
03/12/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4551

HB 3220 - Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-MA)
An Act to establish a commission to report on the people's budget
04/02/2020 - Discharged to the committee on House Rules

HB 3221 - Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-MA)
An Act preparing Massachusetts family first prevention services
05/06/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4687

HB 3310 - Rep. Kenneth Gordon (D-MA)
An Act relative to the age of consent in certain criminal prosecutions and civil actions for sexual assault and rape of a child
11/25/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 12/03/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-1

HB 3311 - Rep. Kenneth Gordon (D-MA)
An Act amending the victim of violent crime compensation law
11/25/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 12/03/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-1

HB 3317 - Rep. Tami Gouveia (D-MA)
An Act to study adult drug courts
06/07/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 06/17/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in Gardner Auditorium

HB 3320 - Rep. Patricia Haddad (D-MA)
An Act removing obstacles and expanding access to women's reproductive health
10/01/2020 - Senate concurred

HB 3323 - Rep. Sheila Harrington (R-MA)
An Act relative to the best interests of children
07/16/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 07/23/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-1 & A-2

HB 3363 - Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-MA)
An Act increasing fair housing protections for domestic violence survivors
06/07/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 06/17/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in Gardner Auditorium

HB 3369 - Rep. Marc Lombardo (R-MA)
An Act titled Justina's law
09/03/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 09/10/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-1 & A-2

HB 3388 - Rep. Christopher Markey (D-MA)
An Act improving medical decision making
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 3396 - Rep. Christopher Markey (D-MA)
Resolve establishing a bail reform and pretrial treatment task force
10/15/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 10/22/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-1 & A-2

HB 3445 - Rep. Denise Provost (D-MA)
An Act relative to caregiver authorization affidavits
02/13/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling

HB 3451 - Rep. Chynah Tyler (D-MA)
Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to gender-responsive programming for juvenile justice system involved girls
06/07/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 06/17/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in Gardner Auditorium

HB 3457 - Rep. Andres Vargas (D-MA)
An Act relative to parole
02/06/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4607

HB 3458 - Aaron Vega (By Request)
An Act allowing for unknown source of or severe illness and continuing offense to toll the statute of limitations and requiring greater attention to scientific reasoning
09/10/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 09/17/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-1

HB 3479 - Rep. Tackey Chan (D-MA)
An Act relative to applied behavior analysts
02/26/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4457

HB 3493 - Rep. Michael Day (D-MA)
An Act prohibiting the participation of healthcare professionals in the torture and abuse of prisoners
02/24/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4449

HB 3495 - Linda Dean Campbell (By Request)
An Act relative to do-not-resuscitate orders
02/24/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4449

HB 3505 - House Committee on Ways and Means
An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2019 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects
02/27/2019 - Published as amended, see H3506

HB 3506 - Rep. Todd Smola (R-MA)
An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2019 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects
03/29/2019 - Signed by the Governor, Chapter 5 of the Acts of 2019

HB 3587 - Rep. Michelle DuBois (D-MA)
An Act relative to health insurance coverage for structured outpatient addiction programs
05/30/2019 - Hearing rescheduled to 06/06/2019 from 11:00 AM-03:00 PM in 222

HB 3654 - Rep. James O'Day (D-MA)
An Act relative to compensation for victims of opioids
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 3658 - Rep. Carmine Gentile (D-MA)
An Act relative to the Uniform Power of Attorney Act
09/03/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 09/10/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-1 & A-2

HB 3692 - Rep. Daniel Hunt (D-MA)
An Act establishing Building Trades Opioids Awareness Week
07/24/2019 - Accompanied a new draft, see H3989

HB 3707 - Rep. Linda Campbell (D-MA)
An Act expanding licensure opportunity for school counselors
10/26/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H5043

HB 3720 - Rep. James O'Day (D-MA)
An Act relative to the well-being of new mothers and infants
10/03/2019 - Hearing rescheduled to 10/08/2019 from 11:00 AM-05:00 PM in A-1

HB 3722 - Rep. Kay Khan (D-MA)
An Act to expand the role of nurses in psychiatric facilities
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4450

HB 3776 - Rep. Kay Khan (D-MA)
An Act establishing a substance abuse protection fund
08/28/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 09/04/2019 from 10:00 AM-04:00 PM in A-2

HB 3779 - Rep. Alan Silvia (D-MA)
An Act providing for informed consent for opioid treatment for pain
02/24/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4449

HB 3785 - Rep. Joseph McGonagle (D-MA)
An Act relative to the disability or death caused by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
05/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4722

HB 3800 - House Committee on Ways and Means
An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2020 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements
04/25/2019 - See H3801

HB 3801 - Rep. Sam Yingling (D-IL)
An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2020 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements
10/18/2019 - Amendment # () adopted

HB 3884 - Rep. David LeBoeuf (D-MA)
An Act relative to informed consent of opioid-based prescriptions
02/24/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4449

HB 3892 - Rep. Kay Khan (D-MA)
An Act relative to mental health promotion through realistic advertising images
10/17/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 10/22/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in B-2

HB 3897 - Rep. James Arciero (D-MA)
An Act relative to the training of higher education counselors in PTSD
11/06/2019 - New draft substituted, see H4177

HB 3924 - Rep. Mike Connolly (D-MA)
An Act enabling local options for tenant protections
06/04/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling

HB 3989 - Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight
An Act establishing Building Trades Recovery Week
04/17/2020 - Read; and referred to the committee on Senate Rules

HB 4000 - FY20 General Appropriation Bill
An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2020 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements
09/26/2019 - Item 8900-0001 passed over veto - see Roll Call #96 [YEAS 33 - NAYS 6]

HB 4012 - House Committee on Ways and Means
An Act relative to children's health and wellness
11/18/2019 - Reported by H4210

HB 4046 - Rep. Peter Durant (R-MA)
An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Karen Phillips, an employee of the Department of Mental Health
11/07/2019 - Signed by the Governor, Chapter 105 of the Acts of 2019

HB 4067 - Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA)
An Act making appropriations for fiscal year 2019 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects
10/15/2019 - Reported, in part, by H4127

HB 4083 - Rep. Kay Khan (D-MA)
An Act relative to DCF legislative reporting reform
11/04/2019 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4163

HB 4119 - Joint Committee on Mental Health
Resolve establishing a special commission on post traumatic stress disorder
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 4120 - Joint Committee on Mental Health
An Act to establish a commission to study substance use disorder and treatment disparities in the minority community
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 4127 - House Committee on Ways and Means
An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2019 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects
10/16/2019 - Published as amended, see H4132

HB 4132 - Rep. Mike Connolly (D-MA)
An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2019 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects
12/11/2019 - Reported, in part, by H4246

HB 4134 - Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA)
An Act to improve health care by investing in VALUE
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 4150 - Rep. Linda Campbell (D-MA)
An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Daniel Kiley, an employee of the department of mental health
05/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4722

HB 4163 - Joint Committee on Children
An Act relative to DCF legislative reporting reform
07/07/2020 - New draft substituted, see H4841

HB 4177 - House Committee on Ways and Means
An Act relative to the training of higher education counselors on deployment-related health conditions
11/12/2019 - Read; and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

HB 4210 - Children's Health and Wellness
An Act relative to children's health and wellness
11/26/2019 - Signed by the Governor, Chapter 124 of the Acts of 2019

HB 4231 - Joint Committee on Children
An Act updating terminology and investigative practices related to the protection of person with disabilities
11/26/2019 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 4236 - Joint Committee on Children
An Act relative to fair pay for comparable work
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 4246 - FY19 Supplemental Budget
An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2019 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects
12/16/2019 - Sections returned with disapprovals (see sections 8, 9, 38 and 100) referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 427 - Rep. Marjorie Decker (D-MA)
An Act relative to providing health education in schools
02/20/2020 - Accompanied H410

HB 4278 - Rep. Denise Garlick (D-MA)
An Act relative to establishing and implementing a Food and Health Pilot Program
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 4291 - Joint Committee on Education
An Act ensuring high quality early education
01/15/2020 - Committee recommended ought to pass and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 4349 - Joint Committee on Children
An Act relative to supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities
02/18/2020 - Read second and ordered to a third reading

HB 4354 - Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA)
An Act making appropriations for fiscal year 2020 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects
06/29/2020 - Reported, in part, by H4817

HB 4371 - Rep. Marjorie Decker (D-MA)
Not Titled
02/18/2020 - Adopted, in concurrence

HB 4372 - Rep. Marjorie Decker (D-MA)
Not Titled
02/18/2020 - Adopted, in concurrence

HB 4400 - Rep. Marjorie Decker (D-MA)
Extension Order
07/20/2020 - Adopted, in concurrence

HB 4421 - Joint Committee on Higher Education
An Act relative to early college high schools
02/20/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 444 - Rep. Nika Elugardo (D-MA)
An Act providing for the creation of a permanent commission relative to the education of American Indian and Alaska Native residents of the Commonwealth
06/14/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 06/25/2019 from 10:00 AM-05:00 PM in A-1

HB 4443 - Joint Committee on Public Health
An Act relative to acupuncture detoxification specialists
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 4447 - Joint Committee on Public Health
An Act establishing a special commission to study the integration of support groups into our healthcare system
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 4448 - Joint Committee on Public Health
An Act to reduce racial disparities in maternal health
06/29/2020 - New draft substituted, see H4818

HB 4450 - Joint Committee on Mental Health
Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery
02/27/2020 - Reported, in part, by H1745

HB 4457 - Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure
An Act relative to the licensure of behavior analysts
02/26/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 4487 - Joint Committee on Children
An Act relative to children in the care, protection and custody of the Commonwealth
03/05/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 4490 - Joint Committee on Children
An Act establishing a special commission to study women and homelessness
04/02/2020 - Discharged to the committee on House Rules

HB 4492 - Joint Committee on Children
An Act ensuring positive transition for at-risk youth
03/05/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 4493 - Joint Committee on Children
An Act relative to a supportive technology commission
05/20/2020 - Committee recommended ought to pass and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 4495 - Joint Committee on Children
An Act relative to ensuring the safety of residents of facilities under the authority of the Department of Developmental Services
03/05/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 4502 - House Committee on Ways and Means
An Act making appropriations for fiscal year 2020 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects
03/04/2020 - Signed by the Governor, Chapter 31 of the Acts of 2020

HB 4531 - Joint Committee on Mental Health
An Act ensuring access to addiction services
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 4532 - Joint Committee on Mental Health
An Act relative to opioid drug manufacturer assessments
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 4533 - Joint Committee on Mental Health
An Act requiring practitioners to assess and inform patients prior to prescribing certain addictive medications
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 4534 - Joint Committee on Mental Health
An Act providing mental health and substance use assessments for children engaged in services
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 4535 - Joint Committee on Mental Health
An Act to remove barriers for nurses to provide psychiatric care accompanied
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 4536 - Joint Committee on Mental Health
An Act relative to discharge from substance use disorder treatment
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 4537 - Joint Committee on Mental Health
An Act relative to recovery coach licensure
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 4538 - Joint Committee on Mental Health
An Act to reduce harm from opioids
07/27/2020 - Read second and ordered to a third reading

HB 4539 - Joint Committee on Mental Health
An Act establishing a substance use protection fund
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 4551 - Joint Committee on Telecommunications
An Act relative to Energy Savings Efficiency (Energy SAVE)
03/12/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 4566 - Rep. Joseph McKenna (R-MA)
An Act ensuring domestic violence victims' protections for all employees in the Commonwealth
06/22/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 4568 - Rep. Paul Mark (D-MA)
An Act relative to establishing parity for educators
10/15/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H5039

HB 4578 - Rep. Marjorie Decker (D-MA)
Not Titled
04/23/2020 - Adopted, in concurrence

HB 4607 - Joint Committee on the Judiciary
An Act relative to parole
02/06/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 4609 - Joint Committee on the Judiciary
An Act relative to the misrepresentation of a service animal
02/13/2020 - Discharged to the committee on House Rules

HB 4646 - Rep. Marjorie Decker (D-MA)
Not Titled
04/23/2020 - Adopted, in concurrence

HB 4672 - House Committee on Ways and Means
An Act addressing COVID-19 data collection and disparities in treatment
06/07/2020 - Signed by the Governor, Chapter 93 of the Acts of 2020

HB 4679 - Joint Committee on Children
An Act to establish universal screening for adverse childhood experiences
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 4687 - Joint Committee on Children
An Act preparing Massachusetts for implementation of the family first act
05/06/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 4689 - Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security
An Act requiring health care employers to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 4712 - Rep. Marjorie Decker (D-MA)
Extension Order
07/02/2020 - Adopted, in concurrence

HB 4723 - Joint Committee on Mental Health
An Act relative to preventing overdose deaths and increasing access to treatment
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 474 - Rep. Patricia Haddad (D-MA)
Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to child suicide
07/28/2020 - Committee recommended ought to pass and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 4761 - Rep. Sarah Peake (D-MA)
An Act designating a certain bridge in the town of Harwich as the hidden wounds memorial bridge
07/28/2020 - Read second and ordered to a third reading

HB 4780 - Joint Committee on Public Health
An Act relative to Medicaid coverage for doula services
06/15/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 4782 - Joint Committee on Public Health
An Act relative to end of life options
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 4802 - House Committee on Ways and Means
An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2020 to authorize certain COVID-19 spending in anticipation of federal reimbursement
06/24/2020 - Published as amended, see H4808

HB 4808 - Rep. Sarah Peake (D-MA)
An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2020 to authorize certain COVID-19 spending in anticipation of federal reimbursement
07/27/2020 - Item 1599-1232 passed over veto - 127 YEAS to 31 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 236)

HB 4814 - Rep. Christopher Markey (D-MA)
An Act relative to affordable housing in the town of Dartmouth
07/31/2020 - Read second and ordered to a third reading

HB 4818 - House Committee on Ways and Means
An Act to reduce racial inequities in maternal health
07/30/2020 - Referred to the committee on Bills in the Third Reading

HB 482 - Rep. Natalie Higgins (D-MA)
An Act relative to the promotion of mental health education
06/28/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 07/09/2019 from 10:00 AM-05:00 PM in A-2

HB 483 - Rep. Natalie Higgins (D-MA)
An Act relative to safety and violence education for students (the SAVE Students Act)
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4431

HB 4841 - House Committee on Ways and Means
An Act relative to accountability for vulnerable children and families
07/09/2020 - Published as amended, see H4852

HB 4852 - Rep. Christopher Markey (D-MA)
An Act relative to accountability for vulnerable children and families
07/31/2020 - Referred to the committee on Bills in the Third Reading

HB 4860 - House Committee on Ways and Means
Amendment
07/24/2020 - Passed to be engrossed - 93 YEAS to 66 NAYS (See YEA and NAY in Supplement, No. 226)

HB 4875 - Rep. Natalie Blais (D-MA)
An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Carissa Sinclair, an employee of the Department of Mental Health
07/28/2020 - Read, rules suspended, read second and ordered to a third reading

HB 4879 - House Committee on Ways and Means
An Act enabling partnerships for growth
08/04/2020 - Amendment #266 (Sullivan) rejected

HB 4887 - Rep. Christopher Markey (D-MA)
An Act enabling partnerships for growth
07/30/2020 - Committee of conference appointed (Lesser-Rodrigues-O'Connor), in concurrence

HB 4932 - IT Bond
An Act financing the general governmental infrastructure of the Commonwealth
08/07/2020 - Signed by the Governor, Chapter 151 of the Acts of 2020

HB 4936 - House Bills in Third Reading
An Act relative to the charter of the city of Greenfield
01/11/2019 - Signed by the Governor
Establishes an entirely new charter for the city of Greeenfield. (New draft of HB 4483 which makes technical drafting changes.)

HB 4965 - Joint Committee on Children
An Act relative to parentage to promote children's security
09/03/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 5036 - Rep. Jonathan Zlotnik (D-MA)
An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Debra Hill an employee of the Department of Mental Health
10/26/2020 - Read, rules suspended, read second and ordered to a third reading

HB 540 - Rep. Harold Naughton (D-MA)
An Act providing for the education of gifted and beyond grade-level children in the public schools of the Commonwealth
06/14/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 06/25/2019 from 10:00 AM-05:00 PM in A-1

HB 552 - Rep. Alice Peisch (D-MA)
An Act ensuring high quality early education
01/15/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see H4291

HB 562 - Rep. John Rogers (D-MA)
An Act strengthening public education in the Commonwealth
09/19/2019 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2348

HB 577 - Rep. Chynah Tyler (D-MA)
An Act promoting trauma informed supports in schools
09/19/2019 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2348

HB 592 - David T. Vieira (By Request)
An Act regarding parental consent
05/24/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 06/03/2019 from 10:00 AM-05:00 PM in A-1

HB 603 - Rep. Tackey Chan (D-MA)
An Act relative to mandatory reporting of elder abuse
08/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see H4401

HB 613 - Rep. Danielle Gregoire (D-MA)
An Act relative to intensive case management for clinically complex older adults
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 620 - Rep. Tram Nguyen (D-MA)
An Act protecting elders and persons with disabilities
12/16/2019 - Accompanied S359

HB 641 - Rep. Josh Cutler (D-MA)
An Act relative to Hanson town elections
10/25/2019 - Signed by the Governor, Chapter 93 of the Acts of 2019

HB 66 - Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA)
An Act to protect the Commonwealth from dangerous persons
10/01/2020 - Senate concurred
Rewrites the statutes relative to bail to strengthen provisions with respect to preventive detention. In particular, the bill rewrites sections 57 through 58B of GL 276 (Search Warrants, Rewards, Fugitives From Justice, Arrest, Examination, Commitment and Bail) to, among other things, expands the list of offenses which can be the basis for a dangerousness hearing; allows the consideration of a defendant\'s history of serious criminal convictions to make the overall determination of dangerousness (as opposed to focusing just on the current offense); extends the requirement that police take the fingerprints of people arrested for felonies to all people arrested, regardless of the charge); and authorizes a bail commissioner or and bail magistrate to consider dangerousness in deciding whether ...

HB 74 - Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA)
An Act making appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects
07/29/2019 - Reported, in part, by H4003
...Additionally allocates funds unanticipated medical services costs of the Department of Correction, for past costs of the Health Insurance Exchange/Integrated Eligibility System (HIX/IES) system, for collection and testing of sexual assault evidence kits, to offset federal reduction of funds for the Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and to support a regional, multi-agency approach to fentanyl interdiction and crime displacement by Massachusetts municipal police departments. Finally, this supplemental budget includes a number of allocations for early education and child care, for the department of families and medical leave, for statewide examinations of the gas distribution system in the commonwealth and other needs.This document also includes 65 outside sections ...

HB 82 - Rep. Thomas Golden (D-MA)
Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the term of judicial officers
04/25/2019 - Proposal for Constitutional Amendment reported adversely by committee and placed on file

HB 907 - Rep. Ruth Balser (D-MA)
An Act relative to the continuity of care of mental health treatment
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 910 - Rep. Ruth Balser (D-MA)
An Act relative to mental health parity implementation
11/22/2019 - Committee recommended bill ought to pass and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

HB 913 - Rep. Christine Barber (D-MA)
An Act to increase consumer transparency about insurance provider networks
07/31/2019 - New draft substituted, see H4012

HB 931 - Rep. Gerard Cassidy (D-MA)
An Act promoting high value and high quality care
09/18/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 10/01/2019 from 01:00 PM-04:00 PM in A-2

HB 932 - Rep. Gerard Cassidy (D-MA)
An Act relative to out of network billing
05/01/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 05/07/2019 from 10:30 AM-01:00 PM in A-2

HB 966 - Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D-MA)
An Act to promote value-based insurance design in the Commonwealth
06/18/2020 - Reporting date extended to Tuesday December 29, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 980 - Rep. Sean Garballey (D-MA)
An Act to improve child and adolescent mental health services
11/13/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 11/18/2019 from 11:00 AM-03:00 PM in A-2

HB 981 - Rep. Sean Garballey (D-MA)
An Act relative to dental anesthesia
11/13/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 11/18/2019 from 11:00 AM-03:00 PM in A-2

HB 991 - Rep. Thomas Golden (D-MA)
An Act advancing and expanding access to telemedicine services
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

HB 996 - Rep. Sheila Harrington (R-MA)
An Act to extend coverage for any willing provider to qualify as a mental health professional
05/30/2019 - Hearing rescheduled to 06/06/2019 from 11:00 AM-03:00 PM in 222

HB 997 - Rep. James Hawkins (D-MA)
An Act relative to increasing consumer access to licensed rehabilitation counselors
09/30/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 10/08/2019 from 11:00 AM-04:00 PM in Gardner Auditorium

SB 1 - Charles D. Baker
Message from His Excellency the Governor relative to the general concerns of the Commonwealth
01/03/2019 - Placed on file
Sets forth the Governor\'s remarks during his swearing in ceremony for his second term.

SB 1004 - Sen. Patrick O'Connor (R-MA)
An Act establishing a special commission relative to the uniformity of sex offender residency restrictions in the Commonwealth
02/03/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2496

SB 1031 - Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-MA)
An Act criminalizing sexual assault by fraud by a medical professional
02/06/2020 - Accompanied H1436

SB 1052 - Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-MA)
An Act to reinvest justice and opportunity in communities affected by incarceration
06/22/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 1072 - Sen. Paul Feeney (D-MA)
An Act addressing workplace bullying, mobbing and harassment, without regard to protected class status
10/17/2019 - Bill reported favorably by committee as changed and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 1077 - Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-MA)
An Act relative to fair pay for comparable work
12/02/2019 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2429

SB 1087 - Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA)
An Act raising employment and combating opioids through vocational education and rehabilitation (RECOVER)
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2550

SB 1120 - Sen. Dean Tran (R-MA)
An Act relative to the repayment of student loans for mental and behavioral healthcare workers
02/18/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2541

SB 1134 - Sen. Joseph Boncore (D-MA)
An Act relative to supervised injection facilities
05/21/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2717

SB 1135 - Sen. Cynthia Creem (D-MA)
An Act to transfer Bridgewater State Hospital from the Department of Corrections to the Department of Mental Health
04/23/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 1136 - Sen. Cynthia Creem (D-MA)
An Act requiring victims to be notified of certain hearings concerning the custodial status of individuals adjudged not guilty of a crime by reason of mental illness or after being found not competent to stand trial
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2550

SB 1137 - Sen. Vinny deMacedo (R-MA)
An Act enabling physician assistants to authorize psychiatric and substance abuse holds
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2550

SB 1138 - Sen. Vinny deMacedo (R-MA)
An Act ensuring proper substance abuse treatment
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2550

SB 1139 - Sen. Diana DiZoglio (D-MA)
An Act relative to voluntary third-party notification of end of treatment for alcohol and substance abuse
04/23/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 1140 - Sen. Diana DiZoglio (D-MA)
An Act relative to substance use accountable care organizations
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2550

SB 1141 - Sen. Diana DiZoglio (D-MA)
An Act relative to best practices for sober homes
04/30/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 1142 - Sen. Diana DiZoglio (D-MA)
An Act relative to psychotropic medication
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2550

SB 1143 - Sen. James Eldridge (D-MA)
An Act relative to equity in suicide prevention
03/26/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2610

SB 1144 - Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-MA)
An Act relative to mental health peer specialists certification
08/10/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2891

SB 1145 - Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-MA)
An Act ensuring access to addiction services
08/06/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2888

SB 1146 - Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-MA)
An Act to provide more timely treatment of inpatient mental health care
09/19/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 09/26/2019 from 10:00 AM-01:00 PM in B-1

SB 1147 - Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-MA)
An Act relative to a behavioral health workforce commission
04/30/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 1148 - Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-MA)
An Act relative to medical necessity for mental health acute treatment
12/02/2019 - Committee recommended ought to pass and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 1149 - Sen. John Keenan (D-MA)
An Act strengthening prescription drug safety and drug stewardship
07/23/2020 - Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session

SB 1150 - Sen. John Keenan (D-MA)
An Act providing access to full spectrum addiction treatment services
07/23/2020 - Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session

SB 1151 - Sen. John Keenan (D-MA)
An Act allowing increased data access in opiate overdose reports
07/23/2020 - Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session

SB 1152 - Sen. John Keenan (D-MA)
An Act to improve access to behavioral health services
08/06/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2888

SB 1153 - Sen. John Keenan (D-MA)
An Act to remove administrative barriers to behavioral health services
08/06/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2888

SB 1154 - Sen. John Keenan (D-MA)
An Act to protect children's mental health services
08/06/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2888

SB 1155 - Sen. John Keenan (D-MA)
An Act establishing a commission to study the availability of a continuum of care for persons with substance use disorder
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2550

SB 1156 - Sen. Eric Lesser (D-MA)
An Act to establish a commission to study substance use disorder and treatment disparities in the minority community
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2550

SB 1157 - Sen. Joan Lovely (D-MA)
An Act to improve access to care by removing barriers to practice for psychiatric nurse mental health clinical specialists
07/23/2020 - Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session

SB 1158 - Sen. Mark Montigny (D-MA)
An Act relative to increasing consumer access to licensed rehabilitation counselors
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2550

SB 1159 - Sen. Michael Moore (D-MA)
An Act relative to pain management treatment for certain chronic pain patients
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2550

SB 1160 - Sen. Michael Moore (D-MA)
An Act expanding access to patient centered care for opioid use disorder
08/06/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2888

SB 1161 - Sen. Patrick O'Connor (R-MA)
An Act establishing a special commission to study the prevention of heroin trafficking
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2550

SB 1162 - Sen. Patrick O'Connor (R-MA)
An Act to increase substance use prevention and awareness and reduce overdose abandonment
05/18/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 1163 - Sen. Marc Pacheco (D-MA)
An Act relative to creating intensive stabilization and treatment units within the Department of Mental Health
07/23/2020 - Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session

SB 1164 - Sen. Marc Pacheco (D-MA)
An Act relative to creating a pilot program to transfer high acuity behavioral health and dual diagnosis patients away from overcrowded emergency departments
07/23/2020 - Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session

SB 1165 - Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-MA)
An Act relative to protective custody
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2550

SB 1166 - Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-MA)
An Act relative to protective custody
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2550

SB 1167 - Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-MA)
An Act relative to regional navigators for substance abuse treatment
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2550

SB 1168 - Sen. Dean Tran (R-MA)
An Act relative to informing opioid patients about the risks of addiction
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2550

SB 1208 - Sen. William Brownsberger (D-MA)
An Act relative to end of life options
06/08/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2745

SB 1209 - Sen. Harriette Chandler (D-MA)
An Act to remove obstacles and expand abortion access
10/26/2020 - House concurred

SB 1215 - Sen. Harriette Chandler (D-MA)
An Act to improve oral health for all Massachusetts residents
07/23/2020 - Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session

SB 1217 - Sen. Nicholas Collins (D-MA)
An Act relative to incident reporting at state licensed Department of Public Health and Department of Mental Health Facilities
07/23/2020 - Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session

SB 1256 - Sen. James Eldridge (D-MA)
An Act prohibiting the participation of health care professionals in the torture and abuse of prisoners
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2547

SB 1257 - Sen. Ryan Fattman (R-MA)
Resolve establishing a special commission to broaden the availability of naloxone
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2547

SB 1263 - Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-MA)
An Act relative to a special commission on support group model integration in health care
03/26/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2611

SB 1288 - Sen. Jason Lewis (D-MA)
An Act supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
07/23/2020 - Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session

SB 1317 - Sen. Patrick O'Connor (R-MA)
An Act creating a special commission to study the prevalence and prevention of child lead poisoning
06/18/2020 - Accompanied S1280

SB 1324 - Sen. Patrick O'Connor (R-MA)
An Act establishing a special commission to find the best practices to promote education, awareness, and prevention of Lyme disease
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2547

SB 1335 - Sen. Rebecca Rausch (D-MA)
An Act advancing the health of pregnant persons
08/06/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2889

SB 1336 - Sen. Michael Rodrigues (D-MA)
An Act relative to acupuncture detoxification specialists
05/11/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2698

SB 134 - Sen. Sal DiDomenico (D-MA)
An Act relative to applied behavior analysts
05/04/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 1350 - Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-MA)
An Act relative to scope of practice
06/09/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2751

SB 1362 - Sen. Michael Barrett (D-MA)
An Act to create uniform standards in use of force, increase transparency, and reduce harm
02/27/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2565

SB 1363 - Sen. Joseph Boncore (D-MA)
An Act relative to officer-involved deaths and injuries
02/27/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2565

SB 1387 - Sen. Cynthia Creem (D-MA)
An Act relative to firearms and firearms violence
02/27/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2565

SB 1390 - Sen. Cynthia Creem (D-MA)
An Act relative to parole
02/27/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2565

SB 141 - Diana DiZoglio (By Request)
An Act relative to licensure of art therapists
02/13/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2534

SB 1425 - Sen. Patricia Jehlen (D-MA)
An Act establishing a commission to review substance use in correctional facilities
06/04/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 1427 - Sen. Joan Lovely (D-MA)
An Act requiring healthcare employers to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence
06/15/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2752

SB 1432 - Sen. Michael Moore (D-MA)
An Act relative to sheriffs
06/08/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 1445 - Sen. Michael Moore (D-MA)
An Act providing mental wellness training for police officers
11/25/2019 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 1452 - Sen. Rebecca Rausch (D-MA)
An Act relative to health education in women's correctional institutions
06/01/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 1509 - Sen. Sal DiDomenico (D-MA)
An Act relative to the disability or death caused by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
02/18/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2545

SB 1535 - Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-MA)
An Act relative to line of duty death benefits
02/18/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2545

SB 1567 - Sen. Patrick O'Connor (R-MA)
An Act allowing Joseph Barbati, a retired member of the Massachusetts Trial Court, an accidental disability retirement option
05/04/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 1596 - Sen. Dean Tran (R-MA)
An Act relative to line of duty death benefits
02/18/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2545

SB 1659 - Sen. Paul Feeney (D-MA)
An Act to establish a commission to report on the people's budget
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2549

SB 1662 - Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-MA)
An Act relative to establishing a criminal justice and community support trust fund
04/27/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 1710 - Sen. Jason Lewis (D-MA)
An Act relative to reducing recidivism and employment discrimination against released prisoners
10/17/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 10/22/2019 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in B-2

SB 1715 - Sen. Jason Lewis (D-MA)
An Act related to a universal basic income pilot
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2549

SB 1810 - Sen. Nicholas Collins (D-MA)
An Act relative to employment of persons with disabilities on state contracts
12/04/2019 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 1986 - Sen. Jason Lewis (D-MA)
An Act relative to Energy Savings Efficiency (Energy SAVE)
01/30/2020 - New draft substituted, see S2478

SB 1991 - Sen. Patrick O'Connor (R-MA)
An Act relative to the impact of natural gas transfer facilities on public health
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2552

SB 21 - Jason M. Lewis (By Request)
Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the term of judicial officers
04/25/2019 - Proposal for Constitutional Amendment reported adversely by committee and placed on file

SB 2112 - Sen. Jason Lewis (D-MA)
An Act to strengthen the review process for a medically conditioned license to operate a motor vehicle
09/23/2019 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 2164 - Sen. Barry Finegold (D-MA)
An Act establishing a Commission on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
10/19/2020 - House concurred

SB 2189 - Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-MA)
Relative to the constitutionality of pending legislation
03/28/2019 - Placed on file

SB 2199 - Sen. Marc Pacheco (D-MA)
An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Anthony Barton, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services
08/05/2019 - New draft substituted, see S2315

SB 2221 - Sen. Dean Tran (R-MA)
An Act establishing a commission to study the effects of K2 in state prisons
02/13/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2531

SB 2247 - Sen. William Brownsberger (D-MA)
An Act relative to benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics
07/23/2020 - Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session

SB 2254 - Joint Committee on Environment
An Act establishing the Office of Outdoor Recreation
06/13/2019 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 2274 - Sen. Joan Lovely (D-MA)
An Act relative to the well-being of new mothers and infants
02/03/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2496

SB 2276 - Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-MA)
An Act relative to expungement from central registry
02/13/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2532

SB 2295 - Senate Committee on Ways and Means
An Act to increase consumer transparency about insurance provider networks
07/31/2019 - Accompanied H913

SB 2297 - Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-MA)
An Act relative to fetal opioid drug exposure
07/23/2020 - Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session

SB 2315 - Sen. Marc Pacheco (D-MA)
An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Anthony Barton, an employee of the Department of Mental Health
08/09/2019 - Signed by the Governor, Chapter 58 of the Acts of 2019

SB 2350 - Senate Committee on Ways and Means
An Act relative to educational opportunity for students
10/03/2019 - Reprinted as amended, see S2365

SB 2364 - Joint Committee on Financial Services
An Act to protect access to invaluable, economical and necessary treatments
06/26/2020 - Read and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 2365 - Children's Health and Wellness
An Act relative to educational opportunity for students
11/19/2019 - Reported by S2412

SB 237 - Sen. Harriette Chandler (D-MA)
An Act providing health education in schools
02/18/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2538

SB 2373 - Sen. Diana DiZoglio (D-MA)
An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Daniel Kiley, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
11/26/2019 - Signed by the Governor, Chapter 130 of the Acts of 2019

SB 2378 - Senate Committee on Ways and Means
An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2019 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects
10/24/2019 - Reprinted as amended, see S2386

SB 2379 - Human Resources Division
Communication from the Human Resources Division of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance (under the provisions of Section 61A of Chapter 31 and Section 5(3)(e) of Chapter 32 of the General Laws) submitting revisions to regulations for initial hire medical and physical fitness standards ...
03/12/2020 - House concurred

SB 2386 - Sen. Heather Steans (D-IL)
An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2019 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects
10/28/2019 - Read; and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

SB 2397 - Senate Committee on Ways and Means
An Act relative to pharmaceutical access, costs and transparency
11/14/2019 - Reprinted as amended, see S2409

SB 2409 - Senate Committee on Ways and Means
An Act relative to pharmaceutical access, costs and transparency
11/19/2019 - Read; and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

SB 2412 - Educational Opportunities
An Act relative to educational opportunity for students
11/26/2019 - Signed by the Governor, Chapter 132 of the Acts of 2019

SB 2413 - Sen. James Eldridge (D-MA)
An Act to provide criminal justice reform protections to all prisoners in segregated confinement
05/07/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2687

SB 2427 - Joint Committee on Children
An Act updating terminology and investigative practices related to the protection of persons with disabilities
03/01/2020 - Amendment (as recommended by the committee on Senate Ways and Means) adopted

SB 2429 - Joint Committee on Children
An Act relative to fair pay for comparable work
12/02/2019 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 243 - Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-MA)
An Act to prioritize violence prevention and social emotional health in school support staff hiring
09/19/2019 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2348

SB 244 - Sen. Nicholas Collins (D-MA)
An Act relative to mental health education
02/18/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2538

SB 2453 - Sen. Julian Cyr (D-MA)
An Act relative to establishing and implementing a Food and Health Pilot Program
06/22/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2772

SB 2459 - Senate Committee on Ways and Means
An Act relative to healthy youth
01/16/2020 - Reprinted as amended, see S2475

SB 2474 - Charles D. Baker
Message from His Excellency the Governor relative to the general concerns of the Commonwealth
01/22/2020 - Placed on file

SB 2478 - Senate Committee on Ways and Means
An Act relative to Energy Savings Efficiency (Energy SAVE)
01/30/2020 - Reprinted as amended, see S2499

SB 2482 - Joint Committee on Children
An Act relative to improving access to treatment for individuals with perinatal substance use disorder
07/30/2020 - New draft substituted, see S2864

SB 2491 - Joint Committee on the Judiciary
An Act updating the definition of sexual assault counsellor to expand confidentiality protections
03/12/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Rules

SB 2493 - Joint Committee on the Judiciary
An Act promoting safety for victims of violent crime and human trafficking
03/12/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 2496 - Joint Committee on the Judiciary
Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on the Judiciary to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to judicial issues
02/06/2020 - Discharged to the committee on Senate Rules

SB 2499 - Senate Committee on Ways and Means
An Act relative to Energy Savings Efficiency (Energy SAVE)
02/10/2020 - Read; and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

SB 25 - Sen. Harriette Chandler (D-MA)
An Act establishing a special commission on the status of homeless women
05/04/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2674

SB 2500 - Sen. Rebecca Rausch (D-MA)
An Act setting next-generation climate policy
08/06/2020 - Committee of conference appointed, in concurrence - (Golden-Haddad-Jones)

SB 2519 - Senate Committee on Ways and Means
An Act addressing barriers to care for mental health
02/13/2020 - Reprinted as amended, see S2546

SB 2538 - Joint Committee on Education
Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Education to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to education issues
02/20/2020 - Discharged to the committee on Senate Rules

SB 2543 - Joint Committee on Financial Services
Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Financial Services to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to financial services issues
02/20/2020 - Discharged to the committee on Senate Rules

SB 2546 - Joint Committee on Financial Services
An Act addressing barriers to care for mental health
02/20/2020 - Read; and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

SB 2550 - Joint Committee on Mental Health
Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to mental health, substance use and recovery issues.
02/24/2020 - Discharged to the committee on Senate Rules

SB 2554 - Senate Committee on Ways and Means
An Act updating terminology and investigative practices related to the protection of persons with disabilities
02/27/2020 - Reprinted as amended, see S2577

SB 2577 - Senate Committee on Ways and Means
An Act updating terminology and investigative practices related to the protection of persons with disabilities
03/02/2020 - Read; and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

SB 2610 - Joint Committee on Mental Health
An Act relative to equity in suicide prevention
04/01/2020 - Discharged to the committee on Senate Rules

SB 2611 - Joint Committee on Public Health
An Act relative to a special commission on support group model integration in health care
04/01/2020 - Discharged to the committee on Senate Rules

SB 2615 - Senate Committee on Ways and Means
An Act ensuring access to qualified health professionals
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

SB 2630 - Charles D. Baker
An Act to provide liability protections for health care workers and facilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic
04/16/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2635

SB 2635 - Joint Committee on Financial Services
An Act to provide liability protections for health care workers and facilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic
04/16/2020 - Reported (in part) by S2640

SB 2640 - Senate Committee on Ways and Means
An Act to provide liability protections for health care workers and facilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
04/17/2020 - Singed by the Governor, Chapter 64 of the Acts of 2020

SB 2672 - Sen. Marc Pacheco (D-MA)
An Act establishing a sick leave bank for James Condon, an employee of the Department of Mental Health
01/08/2019 - Signed by the Governor
Directs the Department of Mental Health to establish a sick leave bank for James Condon.

SB 2674 - Joint Committee on Children
An Act establishing a special commission to study women and homelessness
05/04/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently

SB 2675 - Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security
An Act relative to community corrections
05/04/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 2697 - Joint Committee on Public Health
An Act to reduce racial disparities in maternal health
07/27/2020 - Discharged to the committee on Senate Rules

SB 2698 - Joint Committee on Public Health
An Act relative to acupuncture detoxification specialists
06/26/2020 - Read and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 27 - Sen. Nicholas Collins (D-MA)
An Act relative to children in the care, protection, and custody of the Commonwealth
05/26/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2718

SB 2707 - Sen. Julian Cyr (D-MA)
Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery matters
06/01/2020 - House adopted, in concurrence

SB 2717 - Joint Committee on Mental Health
An Act relative to preventing overdose deaths and increasing access to treatment
06/26/2020 - Read and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 2718 - Joint Committee on Children
An Act relative to children in the care, protection and custody of the Commonwealth
05/26/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 272 - Sen. Diana DiZoglio (D-MA)
An Act relative to substance use education in public schools
02/18/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2538

SB 2737 - Joint Committee on Higher Education
An Act relative to early college high schools
06/04/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 2745 - Joint Committee on Public Health
An Act relative to end of life options
06/22/2020 - Reporting date extended to Thursday December 31, 2020, pending concurrence

SB 2752 - Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security
An Act requiring healthcare employers to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence
06/15/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 2769 - Senate Committee on Ways and Means
An Act Putting Patients First
06/25/2020 - Reprinted as amended, see S2796

SB 2772 - Joint Committee on Public Health
An Act relative to establishing and implementing a Food and Health Pilot Program
06/22/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Health Care Financing

SB 2776 - Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-MA)
An Act relative to healthcare consumer health options and increased care efficiency
06/22/2020 - House concurred

SB 2796 - Rep. Patricia Haddad (D-MA)
An Act Putting Patients First
10/01/2020 - Committee of conference House membership changed to (Mariano-Mahoney-R. Hunt)

SB 280 - Diana DiZoglio (By Request)
An Act to ensure that public schools appropriately educate advanced students and gifted and talented children
02/18/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2538

SB 2800 - Senate Committee on Ways and Means
An Act to reform police standards and shift resources to build a more equitable, fair and just commonwealth that values Black lives and communities of color
07/14/2020 - Reprinted, as amended, see S2820

SB 2820 - Joint Committee on Public Health
An Act to reform police standards and shift resources to build a more equitable, fair and just commonwealth that values Black lives and communities of color
07/27/2020 - Committee of conference appointed (Cronin-Gonzalez-Whelan), in concurrence

SB 285 - Sen. Barry Finegold (D-MA)
An Act relative to safety and violence education for students (the SAVE Students Act)
04/27/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2665

SB 2864 - Senate Committee on Rules
An Act relative to improving access to treatment for individuals with perinatal substance use disorder
07/30/2020 - Read; and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means

SB 2888 - Joint Committee on Mental Health
Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to mental health, substance use and recovery matters
08/13/2020 - Discharged to the committee on Senate Rules

SB 2891 - Joint Committee on Mental Health
An Act establishing a board of registration of peer specialists
08/10/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 29 - Sen. Jo Comerford (D-MA)
An Act establishing the Massachusetts foster care review office
05/26/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2719

SB 2905 - Joint Committee on Children
An Act relative to parentage to promote children's security
09/08/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 2916 - Charles D. Baker
An Act relative to establishing the Massachusetts Medal of Fidelity
10/01/2020 - House concurred

SB 299 - Sen. Patricia Jehlen (D-MA)
An Act implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act
02/18/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2538

SB 313 - Sen. Joan Lovely (D-MA)
An Act relative to preventing the sexual abuse of children and youth
10/26/2020 - House concurred

SB 317 - Sen. Patrick O'Connor (R-MA)
An Act promoting local control and effective training of school resource officers
02/18/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2538

SB 332 - Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-MA)
An Act relative to student achievement
02/18/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2538

SB 355 - Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-MA)
An Act relative to intensive case management for clinically complex older adults
10/30/2019 - Accompanied H613

SB 359 - Sen. Patricia Jehlen (D-MA)
An Act protecting elders and persons with disabilities
07/23/2020 - Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session

SB 42 - Sen. Diana DiZoglio (D-MA)
An Act providing guidelines for home visiting programs
06/08/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee as changed and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 53 - Sen. John Keenan (D-MA)
An Act updating terminology and investigative practices related to the protection of persons with disabilities
12/02/2019 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2427

SB 548 - Sen. Harriette Chandler (D-MA)
An Act expanding access to affordable telemedicine services
02/18/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2543

SB 550 - Sen. Nicholas Collins (D-MA)
An Act relative to mental health providers
02/18/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2543

SB 555 - Sen. Jo Comerford (D-MA)
An Act relative to the continuity of care of mental health treatment
07/23/2020 - Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session

SB 558 - Sen. Cynthia Creem (D-MA)
An Act relative to insurance companies and quality measures
02/18/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2543

SB 588 - Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-MA)
An Act relative to mental health parity implementation
02/19/2020 - Amendment (as recommended by the committee on Senate Ways and Means) adopted, as amended

SB 589 - Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-MA)
An Act relative to limits on insurers' retroactive clawbacks for mental health and substance use disorder services
07/02/2019 - Committee recommended ought to pass with an amendment and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 59 - Sen. Joan Lovely (D-MA)
An Act establishing a commission on the status of children and youth
02/13/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2532

SB 593 - Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-MA)
An Act to promote the accessibility, quality and continuity of care for consumers of behavioral health, substance use disorder and mental health services
02/18/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2543

SB 605 - Sen. John Keenan (D-MA)
An Act relative to dual diagnosis treatment coverage
02/18/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2543

SB 609 - Sen. Eric Lesser (D-MA)
An Act to provide equal access to medication assisted treatment
02/18/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2543

SB 610 - Sen. Jason Lewis (D-MA)
An Act to increase consumer transparency about insurance provider networks
07/25/2019 - New draft substituted, see S2295

SB 611 - Sen. Jason Lewis (D-MA)
An Act to promote value-based insurance design in the Commonwealth
08/10/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2893

SB 612 - Sen. Jason Lewis (D-MA)
An Act advancing and expanding access to telemedicine services
06/25/2020 - New draft substituted, see S2769

SB 64 - Sen. Joan Lovely (D-MA)
An Act relative to supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities
06/11/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 06/25/2019 from 10:00 AM-01:00 PM in B-1

SB 649 - Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-MA)
An Act relative to mandated benefits
02/18/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2543

SB 656 - Sen. Dean Tran (R-MA)
An Act relative to transparency for mental health parity
02/18/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2543

SB 659 - Sen. James Welch (D-MA)
An Act to protect access to invaluable, economical, and necessary treatments
10/07/2019 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2364

SB 66 - Sen. Joan Lovely (D-MA)
An Act relative to improving access to treatment for individuals with perinatal substance use disorder
05/29/2019 - Hearing scheduled for 06/11/2019 from 10:00 AM-01:00 PM in B-1

SB 680 - Sen. Sal DiDomenico (D-MA)
An Act relative to children with medical complexity
06/26/2020 - Read and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 683 - Sen. James Eldridge (D-MA)
An Act establishing medicare for all in Massachusetts
07/23/2020 - Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session

SB 693 - Sen. John Keenan (D-MA)
An Act relative to hospital closures and health planning
07/23/2020 - Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session

SB 695 - Sen. Eric Lesser (D-MA)
An Act to improve the accessibility and affordability of pharmaceutical drugs of public health concern
07/23/2020 - Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session

SB 70 - Sen. Mark Montigny (D-MA)
An Act relative to abusive practices to change sexual orientation and gender identity in minors
04/01/2019 - Committee recommended ought to pass with an amendment, substituting therefor a new draft, see H140

SB 704 - Sen. Jason Lewis (D-MA)
An Act to provide Medicaid coverage for tobacco cessation
07/23/2020 - Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session

SB 713 - Sen. Michael Moore (D-MA)
An Act relative to patient centered access to behavioral health services in accountable care organizations
07/23/2020 - Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session

SB 72 - Sen. Patrick O'Connor (R-MA)
An Act to increase the safety of individuals with disabilities living in group homes
09/19/2019 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2343

SB 731 - Sen. Dean Tran (R-MA)
An Act relative to the promotion of mental health education in Massachusetts high schools
02/18/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2538

SB 735 - Sen. James Welch (D-MA)
An Act relative to structural health care oversight and reform
06/25/2020 - Read and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 760 - Sen. Michael Moore (D-MA)
An Act relative to early college high schools
06/04/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2737

SB 77 - Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-MA)
An Act relative to parentage to promote children's security
09/08/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2905

SB 782 - Sonia Chang-Diaz (By Request)
An Act relative to the Melinda Stewart Stabilization Act
02/13/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2528

SB 791 - Sen. Diana DiZoglio (D-MA)
An Act establishing a task force on elderly and disabled persons residing in public housing
02/13/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2527

SB 792 - Diana DiZoglio (By Request)
An Act relative to public housing
02/13/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2527

SB 843 - Sen. William Brownsberger (D-MA)
An Act to improve medical decision making
02/13/2020 - Accompanied H3388

SB 844 - Sen. William Brownsberger (D-MA)
An Act updating the definition of sexual assault counsellor to expand confidentiality protections
03/12/2020 - Accompanied a new draft, see S2491

SB 886 - Sen. Cynthia Creem (D-MA)
An Act relative to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
03/12/2020 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 921 - Diana DiZoglio (By Request)
An Act relative to school hazing
02/03/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2496

SB 922 - Diana DiZoglio (By Request)
An Act relative to juvenile violence
02/03/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2496

SB 923 - Diana DiZoglio (By Request)
An Act establishing psychiatric advance directives for mental health care
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2550

SB 938 - Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-MA)
An Act relative to guilty but with a mental illness
02/03/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2496

SB 94 - Sen. Marc Pacheco (D-MA)
An Act to promote livable communities and zoning reform act
02/13/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2533

SB 940 - Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-MA)
An Act to reduce recidivism among emerging adults
02/03/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2496

SB 941 - Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-MA)
An Act relative to improving access to emergency treatment plans
02/03/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2496

SB 942 - Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-MA)
An Act to provide critical community services
02/20/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2550

SB 957 - Sen. Patricia Jehlen (D-MA)
An Act relative to compensation for victims of wrongful conviction
02/03/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2496

SB 977 - Sen. Jason Lewis (D-MA)
An Act relative to the protection of vulnerable adults from sexual assault committed by mandated reporters, persons in a position of trust and providers of transportation
02/03/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2496

SB 984 - Sen. Joan Lovely (D-MA)
An Act to prevent and respond to bullying of elderly and disabled residents
06/03/2019 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means

SB 985 - Sen. Joan Lovely (D-MA)
An Act relative to bullying in public housing
02/13/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2527

SB 992 - Sen. Mark Montigny (D-MA)
An Act to strengthen laws combatting human trafficking and protecting survivors of modern-day slavery
02/03/2020 - Accompanied a study order, see S2496

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