ACEC/MA Government Affairs Update: July 2017

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ACEC/MA Government Affairs Update:  July 2017

 

Next ACEC/MA Government Affairs Committee Meeting:  July 28, 2017

10 AM at Aldrich Center at The Engineering Center.

For call-in information, contact acecma@engineers.org

 

ACEC/MA Bill Tracking Report - July 28, 2017

 

TAX REVENUES GREW 1.4% IN FY2017
State tax collections for FY2017, which  ended June 30 rose 1.4% from FY2016, but were up 3.1% in June compared to June 2016, according to the Department of Revenue on July 21. Final fFY2017 collections fell $431 million below budget benchmarks, contributing to state budget adjustments that Gov. Charlie Baker has been making in recent months and which are continuing into FY2018, which began July 1. Revenue Commissioner Michael Heffernan's comments in a statement on the state's fiscal picture: "We saw solid year-over-year increases in withholding and in sales and use tax revenue. These results indicate continued growth in the economy. The categories of estimated payments, payments with returns, and corporate and business taxes, which are most prone to volatility, were down year-over-year and generated the FY2017 shortfall. We will continue to closely monitor those categories." Sales and use tax collections of $6.209 billion were $19 million or 0.3% above benchmark and $155 million or 2.6% greater than fiscal 2016. Withholding collections of $11.970 billion were $20 million or 0.2%above benchmark and $543 million or 4.8% more than 2016. Heffernan was named this week by Gov. Charlie Baker to serve as the state's next budget chief, taking over from Kristen Lepore as she transitions into the governor's office as chief of staff, replacing Steve Kadish.

 

Representative Jeffrey Sanchez Named Chair of House Ways and Means Committee

JULY 17, 2017:  House Democrats were called to Beacon Hill on July 17 to ratify House Speaker Robert DeLeo's appointment of Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez of Boston to succeed Dempsey as House Ways and Means Committee chairman. Sanchez, a 47-year-old Jamaica Plain resident, becomes the first Latino to hold the poweful office of House Ways and Means chairman.  In addition, ten other state representatives are also changing their roles:

  • Rep. William Pignatelli of Lenox is now House Chair of the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee.
  • Rep. Tackey Chan of Quincy is now Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, a panel that vets legislation dealing with consumer credit, alcoholic beverage licenses, and professional licensing.
  • Rep. Peter Kocot of Northampton is now Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing.
  • Rep. Jennifer Benson of Lunenburg is now Chair of the State Admiministration and Regulatory Oversight Committee, which reviews bills pertaining to procurement and bidding, public land, open meeting laws and lobbying. 
  • Rep. Frank Moran of Lawrence, the Black and Latino Caucus Chair, is now Vice Chair of the Telecommunications Committee.
  • Rep. Joseph McGonagle of Everett is now Vice Chair of the Housing Committee.
  • Rep. Carole Fiola, of Fall River is now vice-chair of Bills in Third Reading
  • Rep. Michael Day, of Stoneham is now vice chair of the Committee on Personnel and Administration.
  • Rep. David Rogers of Cambridge is now Vice Chair of Post Audit and Oversight 
  • Rep. Paul Tucker of Salem is now Vice Chair of the Marijuana Policy Committee.

Marijuana Sales Legislation Released from Committee on July 17; Final Votes Planned This Week

The Joint Conference Committee addressing Marijuana sales in Massachusetts released their compromise bill today. Marijuana sales would be taxed at a rate of 17%t and communities that host pot shops would be able to add an additional 3% tax of their own under this compromise legislation.

 

The bill also links the mechanism for banning marijuana shops to how communities voted on the marijuana ballot law. In cities and towns that supported the ballot initiative, stores could only be banned if a majority of voters approve, which reflects existing law. A House-Senate conference committee also recommended a major change in law that would let local governing boards ban marijuana shops in cities and towns that voted against Question 4.

 
The tax will consist of a 10.75 percent excise on retail marijuana sales -- about a 186 percent increase over the 3.75 percent excise contained in the ballot law -- on top of the state's 6.25 percent sales tax. Cities and towns would be able to tack up to 3 percent more on each sale within their borders.
 
"The approach is to amend, rather than to repeal and replace," negotiator Sen. Will Brownsberger wrote on his website.
 
The conference committee recommendation, which is not subject to amendment, could surface for up-or-down votes in the House and Senate this week.
 
FY2018 Budget Released by Conference Committee - Sent to Governor's Desk on Friday, July 7
The Legislative conference committee working on the state's FY2018 budget finished its challenging work, made more difficult in part due to eroding revenues that are requiring some changes to plans approved by the House and Senate earlier in the spring. On July 5, House Speaker Robert DeLeo asked the House negotiators working on the marijuana bill to suspend talks until the budget conference is able to reach an agreement on a budget. 
 

 

This question is expected to be on November 2018 Ballot.
 
June 22, 2017 PE and PLS (EN) Board of Registration Meeting
Summary of Meeting of Massachusetts Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors

 

At the June 22 Board meeting, the Board discussed these issues:

Recommendations regarding Jurisprudence Land Surveying Exam Test Takers: the passing grade for the spring 2017 Exam was determined to be 70%.  1 of 7 PLS candidates passed the exam in the spring.  The Board expressed concern about the low passing rate.

 

Board Counsel Sheila York presented her Legal Report:

The Board reviewed a draft Policy regarding Applicants with General Education Deficiency Evaluations. The Board adopted the Policy.  The policy is expected to be posted on the Board’s webpage by July 27.


Summary of policy:

If the NCEES evaluation indicates that an applicant's only deficiency is 6 or fewer credits of general education courses, the Board will consider whether the applicant has graduated from a masters or PH.d. engineering program where the basic bachelor of science engineering curriculum for that engineering discipline at that institution is EAC/ABET accredited.  If the applicant holds an advanced degree which meets that criteria, the applicant's education will be accepted as equivalent to an ABET degree for the purpose of {b)(5) without making up the six or fewer general education courses.
 
The Board discussed the need to clarify that if the NCEES evaluation indicates that an applicant who has a qualifying advance degree is missing more than 6 general education credits, the applicant will be required to make up only the amount of CEs required to get the deficiency to six or less general education credits.  The policy will be amended to add this clarification
 
If the NCEES evaluation indicates that an applicant is missing 6 or fewer credits of general education and the applicant does not have an advanced degree that meets the criteria above, the applicant may remedy the deficiency by completing additional coursework as approved by the Board. If the applicant remedies the general education deficiency to the Board's satisfaction, the applicant's education will be accepted as substantially equivalent to an ABET degree for the purpose of (b)(S), which requires only four years of qualifying engineering work.
If the NCEES evaluation indicates that an applicant is missing more than six credits of general education or any amount of credit in any other category, the applicant must complete the courses and seek another NCEES credential evaluation before being reconsidered for licensure under (b)(S} by the Board. If the applicant chooses not to make up the deficiency, the applicant may seek licensure under other application classifications, such as Classification C, which do not require an ABET or a degree that is accepted as substantially equivalent to ABET degree for licensure. Classification C requires eight years of work experience.

 

Discussion of these 2 policies was tabled until a future meeting:

  • Update on Policy regarding the use of the title Engineer
  • Update on Policy regarding Early Examination Takers

Executive Director Clinton Dick presented his Report:

  • Report of Licensee Discipline in Other Jurisdictions for License Numbers 46985-EN-E, 28687-EN-ST, and 40897-EN-E
  • Licensees disciplined in another jurisdiction are required to notified the Massachusetts Board of this disciplinary action.

 

Use of AACRAO as an evaluator of International Educational Credentials

 

Background:

 AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) is a non-profit, voluntary, professional association of more than 11,000 higher education professionals who represent approximately 2,600 institutions in more than 40 countries. Its mission is to provide professional development, guidelines, and voluntary standards to be used by higher education officials regarding the best practices in records management, admissions, enrollment management, administrative information technology, and student services. AACRAO represents institutions in every part of the higher education community, from large public institutions to small, private liberal arts colleges. as an evaluator of International Educational Credentials. 

 

NCEES provides evaluations of how an engineering or land surveying candidate compares to strict engineering standards.

 

If a candidate meets the NCEES evaluation standard, the candidate may be able to be licensed with 4 years of experience. 

 

The Board accepted the applicant’s AACRAO evaluation to demonstrate applicants educational background was substantially equivalent to US bachelor’s degree. The evaluation does not indicate whether degree is substantially equivalent to ABET degree or NCEES’s engineering standards.

 

  • Next Board of Registration Meeting: 

    The next meeting of the Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors is expected to be on July 27, 2017 at 9:30 AM.  This meeting is expected to include a discussion of the recommendations of the Continuing Professional Competency Committee regarding the potential implementation of regulations on mandatory continuing education in Massachusetts. TECET Webpage with more information.

 

Calendar of Board of Registration Meetings

 

 

Link to Minutes of past Board of Registration meetings

 

Here for Reference:

Legislative Leadership for 2017-2018 Legislative Session

In February, House and Senate leaders assigned members to committees and leadership positions. The process of scheduling public hearings on the more than 5,700 bills filed by House and Senate lawmakers can begin now that committees are constituted.
 
Below is a complete list of leadership positions in both branches, House standing committees, Senate standing committees, and joint committees.
 
Senate Leadership:
Senate President -- Stanley Rosenberg
Majority Leader -- Harriette Chandler
President Pro Tempore -- Marc Pacheco
Asst. Majority Leader -- Cynthia Creem
Asst. Majority Leader -- Mark Montigny
Majority Whip -- Michael Rodrigues
Asst. Majority Whip -- Linda Forry
Asst. Majority Whip -- Joan Lovely
Senate Minority Leader -- Bruce Tarr
Asst. Minority Leader -- Donald Humason
Asst. Minority Leader -- Richard Ross
Minority Whip -- Ryan Fattman
Asst. Minority Whip -- Patrick O'Connor
 
House Leadership:
House Speaker -- Robert DeLeo
Majority Leader -- Ronald Mariano
Speaker Pro Tempore -- Patricia Haddad
Asst. Majority Leader -- Byron Rushing
Second Asst. Majority Leader -- Paul Donato
Second Asst. Majority Leader -- Michael Moran
First Division Chair -- Ann-Margaret Ferrante
Second Division Chair -- David Nangle
Third Division Chair -- Sarah Peake
Fourth Division Chair -- Louis Kafka
House Minority Leader -- Bradley Jones
Asst. Minority Leader -- Brad Hill
Second Asst. Minority Leader -- Elizabeth Poirier
Third Asst. Minority Leader -- Susan Williams Gifford
Third Asst. Minority Leader -- Paul Frost
 
SENATE STANDING COMMITTEES
Ways and Means Committee
Sen. Karen Spilka -- Chair
Sen. Sal DiDomenico -- Vice Chair
Sen. Patricia Jehlen -- Asst. Vice Chair
Sen. William Brownsberger
Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz
Sen. Eileen Donoghue
Sen. Jamie Eldridge
Sen. John Keenan
Sen. Joan Lovely
Sen. Thomas McGee
Sen. Michael Moore
Sen. Kathleen O'Connor Ives
Sen. Michael Rush
Sen. James Timilty
Sen. Vinny deMacedo -- Ranking Minority Member
Sen. Richard Ross
Sen. Donald Humason
 
Rules Committee:
Sen. Mark Montigny -- Chair
Sen. Karen Spilka -- Vice Chair
Sen. Eileen Donoghue
Sen. James Welch
Sen. Donald Humason -- Ranking Minority Member
Sen. Vinny deMacedo
 
Ethics Committee:
Sen. Michael Rodrigues -- Chair
Sen. William Brownsberger -- Vice Chair
Sen. Cynthia Creem
Sen. Sal DiDomenico
Sen. Richard Ross -- Ranking Minority Member
Sen. Bruce Tarr
 
Committee on Bills in Third Reading:
Sen. Cynthia Creem -- Chair
Sen. Barbara L'Italien -- Vice Chair
Sen. Ken Donnelly
Sen. Anne Gobi
Sen. Bruce Tarr
 
Committee on Post Audit and Oversight:
Sen. Kathleen O'Connor Ives -- Chair
Sen. James Welch -- Vice Chair
Sen. Michael Moore
Sen. Thomas McGee
Sen. Anne Gobi
Sen. Ryan Fattman -- Ranking Minority Member
Sen. Bruce Tarr
 
Committee on Steering and Policy:
Sen. Eileen Donoghue -- Chair
Sen. John Keenan -- Vice Chair
Sen. Jamie Eldridge
Sen. Cynthia Creem
Sen. Bruce Tarr
 
Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets:
Sen. John Keenan -- Chair
Sen. Thomas McGee -- Vice Chair
Sen. Michael Moore
Sen. Anne Gobi
Sen. Walter Timilty
Sen. Donald Humason -- Ranking Minority Member
Sen. Vinny deMacedo
 
Committee on Personnel and Administration:
Sen. Michael Rush -- Chair
Sen. Kathleen O'Connor Ives -- Vice Chair
Sen. Michael Rodrigues
Sen. Michael Barrett
Sen. Marc Pacheco
Sen. Patrick O'Connor -- Ranking Minority Member
Sen. Vinny deMacedo
 
Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change:
Sen. Marc Pacheco -- Chair
Sen. Jamie Eldridge -- Vice Chair
Sen. Michael Barrett
Sen. Joseph Boncore
Sen. Jason Lewis
Sen. Patrick O'Connor
 
Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs:
Sen. Sal DiDomenico -- Chair
Sen. Linda Forry -- Vice Chair
Sen. Eric Lesser
Sen. Jamie Eldridge
Sen. Adam Hinds
Sen. Donald Humason
 
Committee on Redistricting:
Sen. Harriette Chandler -- Chair
Sen. Michael Rodrigues -- Vice Chair
Sen. Barbara L'Italien
Sen. James Timilty
Sen. James Welch
Sen. Bruce Tarr
 
HOUSE STANDING COMMITTEES --
Ways and Means:
Rep. Brian Dempsey -- Chair
Rep. Stephen Kilik -- Vice Chair
Rep. Elizabeth Malia -- Asst. Vice Chair
Rep. James Miceli
Rep. Thomas Walsh
Rep. Robert Koczera
Rep. Thomas Stanley
Rep. Sean Garballey
Rep. James Arciero
Rep. Brian Ashe
Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier
Rep. Russell Holmes
Rep. Josh Cutler
Rep. Mary Keefe
Rep. David Rogers
Rep. Alan Silvia
Rep. Daniel Cullinane
Rep. Carole Fiola
Rep. Daniel Hunt
Rep. RoseLee Vincent
Rep. Evandro Carvalho
Rep. Carmine Gentile
Rep. Carlos Gonzalez
Rep. Joseph McGonagle
Rep. Rady Mom
Rep. Paul Tucker
Rep. Adrian Madaro
Rep. Gerard Cassidy
Rep. Todd Smola -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. Angelo D'Emilia -- Asst. Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. Donald Berthiaume
Rep. Nicholas Boldyga
Rep. Kate Campanale
Rep. Shawn Dooley
Rep. Timothy Whelan
Rep. Donald Wong
 
Rules Committee:
Rep. William Galvin -- Chair
Rep. Marjorie Decker -- Vice Chair
Rep. Byron Rushing
Rep. Louis Kafka
Rep. Joseph Wagner
Rep. Ronald Mariano
Rep. David Nangle
Rep. Paul Donato
Rep. Patricia Haddad
Rep. Michael Moran
Rep. Sarah Peake
Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante
Rep. Kimberley Ferguson -- Ranking Minority Member
Rep. David Vieira -- Asst. Ranking Minority Member
Rep. Sheila Harrington
 
Committee on Bills in Third Reading:
Rep. Ted Speliotis -- Chair
Rep. Frank Moran -- Vice Chair
Rep. Angelo D'Emilia
 
Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets:
Rep. Antonio Cabral -- Chair
Rep. Ruth Balser -- Vice Chair
Rep. Angelo Scaccia
Rep. James Dwyer
Rep. Ken Gordon
Rep. Daniel Donahue
Rep. Michelle DuBois
Rep. Michael Connolly
Rep. William Driscoll
Rep. David Vieira -- Ranking Minority Member
Rep. Kevin Kuros
 
Ethics Committee:
Rep. Chris Markey -- Chair
Rep. Daniel Cullinane -- Vice Chair
Rep. Byron Rushing
Rep. Paul Donato
Rep. Patricia Haddad
Rep. Peter Kocot
Rep. Sarah Peake
Rep. Elizabeth Poirier -- Ranking Minority Member
Rep. Jay Barrows -- Asst. Ranking Minority Member
Rep. Marc Lombardo
Rep. Susannah Whipps
 
Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change:
Rep. Frank Smizik -- Chair
Rep. James Miceli -- Vice Chair
Rep. Denise Provost
Rep. Thomas Calter
Rep. Jonathan Hecht
Rep. Jonathan Zlotnik
Rep. Carlos Gonzalez
Rep. Gerard Cassidy
Rep. Brian Murray
Rep. Geoff Diehl -- Ranking Minority Member
Rep. Kate Campanale
 
Committee on Personnel and Administration:
Rep. Paul McMurtry -- Chair
Rep. Carole Fiola -- Vice Chair
Rep. James Miceli
Rep. Louis Kafka
Rep. John Rogers
Rep. Colleen Garry
Rep. David Nangle
Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose
Rep. Juana Matias
Rep. James Lyons -- Ranking Minority Member
Rep. Angelo D'Emilia -- Asst. Ranking Minority Member
Rep. Kimberly Ferguson
Rep. Sheila Harrington
 
Committee on Post Audit and Oversight:
Rep. David Linskey -- Chair
Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli -- Vice Chair
Rep. Thomas Stanley
Rep. Linda Dean Campbell
Rep. Jay Livingstone
Rep. Michael Finn
Rep. Michael Day
Rep. Daniel Ryan
Rep. Joan Meschino
Rep. Peter Durant -- Ranking Minority Member
Rep. Shaunna O'Connell
 
Committee on Redistricting:
Rep. Paul Mark -- Chair
Rep. Daniel Donahue -- Vice Chair
Rep. Angleo Scaccia
Rep. Colleen Garry
Rep. Sean Garballey
Rep. Frank Moran
Rep. David Rogers
Rep. Jose Tosado
Rep. Dylan Fernandes
Rep. Paul Frost -- Ranking Minority Member
Rep. Steven Howitt
 
Committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling:
Rep. James Murphy -- Chair
Rep. Thomas Petrolati -- Vice Chair
Rep. James Dwyer
Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante
Rep. Josh Cutler
Rep. Diana DiZoglio
Rep. Paul Heroux
Rep. Michelle DuBois
Rep. Michael Connolly
Rep. Brad Hill -- Ranking Minority Member
Rep. Susan Williams Gifford
 
Committee on Technology and Intergovernmental Affairs:
Rep. Angelo Puppolo -- Chair
Rep. Robert Koczera -- Vice Chair
Rep. Thomas Calter
Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier
Rep. Jonathan Zlotnik
Rep. Evandro Carvalho
Rep. Carlos Gonzalez
Rep. Gerard Cassidy
Rep. Natalie Higgins
Rep. Marc Lombardo -- Ranking Minority Member
Rep. Geoff Diehl
 
JOINT COMMITTEES --
Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities
Rep. Kay Khan -- House Chair
Sen. Jennifer Flanagan -- Senate Chair
Rep. Aaron Vega -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Joan Lovely -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. John Rogers
Rep. Carolyn Dykema
Rep. Jonathan Hecht
Rep. Paul Schmid
Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier
Rep. Steven Ultrino
Rep. Jack Lewis
Sen. Linda Forry
Sen. Julian Cyr
Sen. Thomas McGee
Rep. Shaunna O'Connell -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. William Crocker
Sen. Donald Humason
 
Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business
Rep. Edward Coppinger -- House Chair
Sen. Julian Cyr -- Senate Chair
Rep. Josh Cutler -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Jamie Eldrdige -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. Thomas Calter
Rep. Kenneth Gordon
Rep. Daniel Cullinane
Rep. Brendan Crighton
Rep. Carlos Gonzalez
Rep. Natalie Higgins
Rep. Joan Meschino
Sen. Anne Gobi
Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz
Sen. Sal DiDomenico
Rep. Leonard Mirra -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. Joseph McKenna
Sen. Vinny deMacedo
 
Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure
Rep. Jennifer Benson -- House Chair
Sen. Barbara L'Italien -- Senate Chair
Rep. Daniel Hunt -- House Vice Chair
Sen. James Timilty -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. Ruth Balser
Rep. James Arciero
Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli
Rep. Jay Livingstone
Rep. Jonathan Zlotnik
Rep. Jose Tosado
Rep. Juana Matias
Sen. Michael Brady
Sen. Sal DiDomenico
Sen. Jennifer Flanagan
Rep. Steven Howitt -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. Joseph McKenna
Sen. Ryan Fattman
 
Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies
Rep. Joseph Wagner -- House Chair
Sen. Eric Lesser -- Senate Chair
Rep. Nick Collins -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Adam Hinds -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. Sean Garballey
Rep. Chris Walsh
Rep. Frank Moran
Rep. Carole Fiola
Rep. Brendan Crighton
Rep. Stephan Hay
Rep. Brian Murray
Rep. Bud Williams
Sen. Thomas McGee
Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz
Sen. Marc Pacheco
Sen. Michael Barrett
Rep. Keiko Orrall -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. Kevin Kuros -- Asst. Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. James Kelcourse
Sen. Patrick O'Connor
 
Joint Committee on Education
Rep. Alice Hanlon Peisch -- House Chair
Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz -- Senate Chair
Rep. Chris Walsh -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Patricia Jehlen -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. John Rogers
Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli
Rep. James Cantwell
Rep. Diana DiZoglio
Rep. Paul Tucker
Rep. Chynah Tyler
Rep. Bud Williams
Sen. Jason Lewis
Sen. Barbara L'Italien
Sen. Michael Barrett
Rep. Kimberly Ferguson -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. James Kelcourse
Sen. Patrick O'Connor
 
Joint Committee on Elder Affairs
Rep. Danielle Gregoire -- House Chair
Sen. Barbara L'Italien -- Senate Chair
Rep. Brian Ashe -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Julian Cyr -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. Bruce Ayers
Rep. Marjorie Decker
Rep. Paul Heroux
Rep. Jonathan Zlotnik
Rep. Carmine Gentile
Rep. Joseph McGonagle
Rep. Steven Ultrino
Sen. Patricia Jehlen
Sen. Eric Lesser
Sen. Walter Timilty
Rep. Kate Campanale -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. David Muradian
Sen. Ryan Fattman
 
Joint Committee on Election Laws
Rep. John Mahoney -- House Chair
Sen. Anne Gobi -- Senate Chair
Rep. Kenneth Gordon -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Michael Barrett -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. Jonathan Hecht
Rep. Tackey Chan
Rep. Russell Holmes
Rep. Diana DiZoglio
Rep. Alan Silvia
Rep. Evandro Carvalho
Rep. Joseph McGonagle
Sen. Kathleen O'Connor Ives
Sen. Patricia Jehlen
Sen. Jason Lewis
Rep. Nicholas Boldyga -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. Marc Lombardo
Sen. Ryan Fattman
 
Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
Rep. Gailanne Cariddi -- House Chair
Sen. Anne Gobi -- Senate Chair
Rep. RoseLee Vincent -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Michael Rush -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. Thomas Petrolati
Rep. Robert Koczera
Rep. Mary Keefe
Rep. John Velis
Rep. Christine Barber
Rep. Dylan Fernandes
Rep. Jack Lewis
Sen. James Timilty
Sen. Jamies Eldridge
Sen. Thomas McGee
Rep. Donald Berthiaume -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. James Kelcourse
Sen. Ryan Fattman
 
Joint Committee on Export Development
Rep. Lori Ehrlich -- House Chair
Sen. Eileen Donoghue -- Senate Chair
Rep. James Arciero -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Mark Montigny -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. Bruce Ayers
Rep. Denise Provost
Rep. Thomas Calter
Rep. David Rogers
Rep. Jeffrey Roy
Rep. Daniel Cahill
Rep. William Driscoll
Sen. Michael Rodridgues
Sen. Linda Forry
Sen. Marc Pacheco
Rep. Donald Wong -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. Keiko Orrall
Sen. Bruce Tarr
 
Joint Committee on Financial Services
Rep. Aaron Michlewitz -- House Chair
Rep. Jamie Eldridge -- Senate Chair
Rep. Michael Finn -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Eric Lesser -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. Thomas Stanley
Rep. Chris Walsh
Rep. Marjorie Decker
Rep. Christine Barber
Rep. Michael Day
Rep. Jose Tosado
Rep. Daniel Cahill
Sen. Joseph Boncore
Sen. John Keenan
Sen. Sal DiDomenico
Rep. Jay Barrows -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. Shawn Dooley
Sen. Vinny deMacedo
 
Joint Committee on Health Care Financing
Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez -- House Chair
Sen. James Welch -- Senate Chair
Rep. Jeffrey Roy -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Joseph Boncore -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. James Cantwell
Rep. Carolyn Dykema
Rep. Tackey Chan
Rep. Daniel Cullinane
Rep. Daniel Donahue
Rep. John Velis
Rep. Carmine Gentile
Rep. Steven Ultrino
Sen. Michael Barrett
Sen. Barbara L'Italien
Sen. Eric Lesser
Sen. Jason Lewis
Rep. Randy Hunt -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. Mathew Muratore -- Asst. Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. Leonard Mirra
Sen. Bruce Tarr
 
Joint Committee on Higher Education
Rep. John Scibak -- House Chair
Sen. Michael Moore -- Senate Chair
Rep. Sean Garballey -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Eileen Donoghue -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. Thomas Petrolati
Rep. Denise Provost
Rep. Aaron Vega
Rep. Rady Mom
Rep. Stephan Hay
Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose
Rep. Natalie Higgins
Sen. Adams Hinds
Sen. Eric Lesser
Sen. O'Connor Ives
Rep. Susannah Whipps -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. Timothy Whelan
Sen. Richard Ross
 
Joint Committee on Housing
Rep. Kevin Honan -- House Chair
Sen. Joseph Boncore -- Senate Chair
Rep. Russell Holmes -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Linda Forry -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. Robert Koczera
Rep. Nick Collins
Rep. Christine Barber
Rep. Carmine Gentile
Rep. Michael Connolly
Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose
Rep. Chynah Tyler
Sen. Michael Barrett
Sen. Julian Cyr
Sen. Adam Hinds
Rep. Geoff Diehl -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. David DeCoste
Sen. Patrick O'Connor
 
Joint Committee on the Judiciary
Rep. Claire Cronin -- House Chair
Sen. William Brownsberger -- Senate Chair
Rep. James Cantwell -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. Colleen Garry
Rep. Carole Fiola
Rep. Daniel Hunt
Rep. Michael Day
Rep. Rady Mom
Rep. Paul Tucker
Rep. Bud Williams
Sen. John Keenan
Sen. Cynthia Creem
Sen. Patricia Jehlen
Rep. Sheila Harrington -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. James Lyons
Sen. Richard Ross
 
Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development
Rep. Paul Brodeur -- House Chair
Sen. Jason Lewis -- Senate Chair
Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Patricia Jehlen -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. John Rogers
Rep. Elizabeth Malia
Rep. Aaron Vega
Rep. Christine Barber
Rep. Steven Ultrino
Rep. Gerard Cassidy
Rep. Juana Matias
Sen. Sal DiDomenico
Sen. Ken Donnelly
Sen. John Keenan
Rep. Joseph McKenna -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. Keiko Orrall
Sen. Patrick O'Connor
 
Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy
Rep. Mark Cusack -- House Chair
Sen. Patricia Jehlen -- Senate Chair
Rep. David Rogers -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Jason Lewis -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. Tackey Chan
Rep. Michael Finn
Rep. Aaron Vega
Rep. John Velis
Rep. RoseLee Vincent
Rep. Adrian Madaro
Rep. Stephan Hay
Sen. Jamie Eldridge
Sen. Linda Forry
Sen. James Welch
Rep. Hannah Kane -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. Nicholas Boldyga
Sen. Vinny deMacedo
 
Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery
Rep. Denise Garlick -- House Chair
Sen. Jennifer Flanagan -- Senate Chair
Rep. Daniel Ryan -- House Vice Chair
Sen. John Keenan -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. Angelo Scaccia
Rep. Michael Finn
Rep. Diana DiZoglio
Rep. Jeffrey Roy
Rep. Michael Day
Rep. Jose Tosado
Rep. Dylan Fernandes
Rep. Natalie Higgins
Sen. Ken Donnelly
Sen. Jamie Eldridge
Sen. William Brownsberger
Sen. Adam Hinds
Rep. Susannah Whipps -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. William Crocker -- Asst. Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. Shaunna O'Connell
Sen. Richard Ross
 
Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
Rep. James O'Day -- House Chair
Sen. Michael Moore -- Senate Chair
Rep. Thomas Stanley -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Walter Timilty -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. Paul Heroux
Rep. Jeffrey Roy
Rep. Jay Livingstone
Rep. Michelle DuBois
Rep. Stephan Hay
Rep. Dylan Fernandes
Rep. Brian Murray
Sen. Julian Cyr
Sen. Eileen Donoghue
Sen. Adam Hinds
Rep. Donald Wong -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. David Muradian
Sen. Patrick O'Connor
 
Joint Committee on Public Health
Rep. Kate Hogan -- House Chair
Sen. Jason Lewis -- Senate Chair
Rep. Evandro Carvalho -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Jennifer Flanagan -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. Linda Dean Campbell
Rep. Jonathan Hecht
Rep. Paul Schmid
Rep. Mary Keefe
Rep. Brendan Crighton
Rep. Jack Lewis
Rep. Chynah Tyler
Sen. Julian Cyr
Sen. James Timilty
Sen. Joan Lovely
Rep. Hannah Kane -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. James Lyons
Sen. Richard Ross
 
Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security
Rep. Harold Naughton -- House Chair
Sen. James Timilty -- Senate Chair
Rep. Alan Silvia -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Michael Moore -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. Thomas Walsh
Rep. Bruce Ayers
Rep. James Dwyer
Rep. Rady Mom
Rep. Paul Tucker
Rep. Juana Matias
Rep. Chynah Tyler
Rep. Bud Williams
Sen. Michael Brady
Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz
Sen. Michael Rush
Sen. William Brownsberger
Rep. David Vieira -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. David Muradian -- Asst. Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. Peter Durant
Sen. Richard Ross
 
Joint Committee on Public Service
Rep. Jerald Parisella -- House Chair
Sen. James Timilty -- Senate Chair
Rep. Jay Livingstone -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Ken Donnelly -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. Elizabeth Malia
Rep. Russell Holmes
Rep. Paul Schmid
Rep. Chris Walsh
Rep. Frank Moran
Rep. Daniel Cahill
Rep. Jack Lewis
Sen. Jennifer Flanagan
Sen. Michael Brady
Sen. William Brownsberger
Rep. Timothy Whelan -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. David DeCoste
Sen. Donald Humason
 
Joint Committee on Revenue
Rep. Jay Kaufman -- House Chair
Sen. Michael Brady -- Senate Chair
Rep. Linda Dean Campbell -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Cynthia Creem -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. Colleen Garry
Rep. Brian Ashe
Rep. James Dwyer
Rep. Alan Silvia
Rep. Daniel Hunt
Rep. Brendan Crighton
Rep. Brian Murray
Sen. Kathleen O'Connor Ives
Sen. Michael Rodrigues
Sen. Joseph Boncore
Rep. Shawn Dooley -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. Peter Durant
Sen. Ryan Fattman
 
Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight
Rep. Peter Kocot -- House Chair
Sen. Walter Timilty -- Senate Chair
Rep. Paul Schmid -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Joan Lovely -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli
Rep. Denise Provost
Rep. Linda Dean Campbell
Rep. Brian Ashe
Rep. Marjorie Decker
Rep. RoseLee Vincent
Rep. William Driscoll
Sen. Jennifer Flanagan
Sen. Michael Moore
Sen. Ken Donnelly
Rep. Kevin Kuros -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. Mathew Muratore
Sen. Patrick O'Connor
 
Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy
Rep. Thomas Golden -- House Chair
Sen. Michael Barrett -- Senate Chair
Rep. Tackey Chan -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Michael Brady -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. James Cantwell
Rep. Carolyn Dykema
Rep. Nick Collins
Rep. Josh Cutler
Rep. Adrian Madaro
Rep. Daniel Cahill
Rep. Joan Meschino
Sen. Marc Pacheco
Sen. Anne Gobi
Sen. Joan Lovely
Rep. Leonard Mirra -- Ranking Minority House Member
Rep. Randy Hunt
Sen. Bruce Tarr
 
Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development
Rep. Cory Atkins -- House Chair
Sen. Adam Hinds -- Senate Chair
Rep. Bruce Ayers -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Julian Cyr -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. James Miceli
Rep. Thomas Petrolati
Rep. Thomas Walsh
Rep. Ruth Balser
Rep. Paul Heroux
Rep. Mary Keefe
Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose
Sen. Joan Lovely
Sen. Eileen Donoghue
Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz
Rep. Mathew Muratore -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. William Crocker
Sen. Vinny deMacedo
 
Joint Committee on Transportation
Rep. William Straus -- House Chair
Sen. Thomas McGee -- Senate Chair
Rep. Carolyn Dykema -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Joseph Boncore -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. Thomas Walsh
Rep. Kenneth Gordon
Rep. Daniel Donahue
Rep. Daniel Ryan
Rep. Joseph McGonagle
Rep. Adrian Madaro
Rep. William Driscoll
Rep. Joan Meschino
Sen. Eric Lesser
Sen. John Keenan
Sen. Linda Forry
Sen. Michael Rush
Rep. Steven Howitt -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. Randy Hunt -- Asst. Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. Hannah Kane
Sen. Donald Humason
 
Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs
Rep. John Lawn -- House Chair
Sen. Michael Rush -- Senate Chair
Rep. John Velis -- House Vice Chair
Sen. Anne Gobi -- Senate Vice Chair
Rep. Angelo Scaccia
Rep. Ruth Balser
Rep. James Arciero
Rep. Nick Collins
Rep. Daniel Ryan
Rep. Michelle DuBois
Rep. Michael Connolly
Sen. Eric Lesser
Sen. Walter Timilty
Sen. Michael Brady
Rep. David DeCoste -- Ranking House Minority Member
Rep. Donald Berthiaume
Sen. Donald Humason
 

 -posted by Abbie Goodman, agoodman@engineers.org

 

 
 
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