- These are the most liberty-critical hearings for the week
- Click on the bill number to read the bill.
- Click on the committee name to email the committee your thoughts.
Of the 22 hearings in the House, we are recommending support of 2 and opposition of 4 with 2 being of interest.
Of the 8 hearings in the Senate, we are recommending support of 0 and opposition of 0 with 1 being of interest.
|Oppose||HB249||non-germane amendment #2023-0697h to HB 249 relative to establishing
regulatory standards for the pet insurance industry
|Commerce and Consumer Affairs||Tue 3/7||9:45 AM||LOB Room 210-211||The amendment establishes regulatory standards for the sale of pet insurance, allows the restaurant owner to bring their companion dog to the restaurant premises, and removes the option for restaurants to allow patrons to bring dogs to outdoor dining areas.|
|Oppose||HB402||relative to prohibiting false statements against candidates.||Election Law||Tue 3/7||10:30 AM||LOB Room 306-308||This bill prohibits the publication of false statements by any candidate, political committee, or political party regarding another candidate’s positions on issues.|
|Oppose||HB463||relative to the establishment of an election information portal.||Election Law||Tue 3/7||11:00 AM||LOB Room 306-308||This bill authorizes the secretary of state to develop an election information portal.|
|Support||HB496||relative to the delivery of ballots to nursing homes and elder care facilities.||Election Law||Tue 3/7||1:30 PM||LOB Room 306-308||This bill establishes a new procedure for delivering absentee ballots to voters in nursing homes and elder care facilities.|
|Of Interest||SB270||relative to appropriations to the department of transportation.||Finance||Tue 3/7||1:00 PM||SH Room 103||This bill appropriates $20,000,000 to the department of transportation for municipal bridges, and $20,000,000 to the department of transportation for additional “Apportionment A” distributions.|
|Of Interest||HB609||relative to energy facility siting.||Science, Technology and Energy||Tue 3/7||9:00 AM||LOB Room 302-304||This bill establishes the regulation of energy facility siting within the public utilities commission and establishes new procedures to replace the site evaluation committee.|
|Oppose||HB142||relative to the operation of the Burgess Biopower plant.||Science, Technology and Energy||Tue 3/7||10:30 AM||LOB Room 302-304||This bill allows the public utilities commission to amend its orders as necessary to protect the continued operation of the Burgess Biopower plant.|
|Support||HB127||relative to the declaration of a state of emergency.||Executive Departments and Administration||Wed 3/8||10:30 AM||LOB Room 306-308||This bill revises the authority of the governor and general court to declare, renew, or terminate a state of emergency.|
|Of Interest||HB533||Public Hearing on amendment #2023-0705h to HB 533-FN, relative to public school human
|Judiciary||Wed 3/8||9:00 AM||LOB Room 206-208||The amendment gives the commissioner of education the authority to issue subpoenas related to violations of the code of ethics and code of conduct for licensed or certified personnel.|