JOINT COMMITTEE ON WAYS & MEANS

FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET HEARINGS

(calendar year 2020) 

FY19 Public Hearings

Source: *updated regularly: http://www.jeffreysanchez.org/joint-committee-on-ways-means-fy19-budget-hearings/

The Joint Committee on Way & Means is holding a series of public hearings on the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. Below is a calendar. Click each event for more information including the co-chairs and list of agencies testifying. Please note dates and details are subject to change.

Revised 2/22/2018

*All hearings begin at 10:00am unless otherwise noted*

February 6 - Administration and Finance, Constitutional Officers, Inspector General, EOTSS

  • Location: Massachusetts State House Gardner Auditorium 24 Beacon St. Boston, MA 02133

  • House Chair: Chairman Jeffrey Sánchez

  • Senate Chair: Chairwoman Karen Spilka

  • Agencies: Administration and Finance, Constitutional Officers, Inspector General, EOTSS

 

February 13 - Public Safety

  • Location: Seven Hills Foundation 81 Hope Avenue Worcester, MA 01603

  • House Chair: Representative Mary S. Keefe

  • Senate Chair: Senator Michael Moore

  • Agencies:

    • Executive Office of Public Safety

    • District Attorneys

    • Sheriffs

    • Judiciary

    • Ethics

    • Office of Campaign Finance

    • Committee for Public Counsel Services

    • Mass. Legal Assistance Corporation

    • Mass. Commission Against Discrimination

    • Victim and Witness Assistance

    • Disabled Persons Protection Commission

 

February 26 - Environment and Energy, Transportation

  • Location: UMass Amherst Old Chapel Amherst, MA

  • House Chair: Representative Stephen Kulik

  • Senate Chair: Senator Jamie Eldridge

  • Agencies:

    • Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

    • Dept. of Agriculture

    • Dept. of Conservation and Recreation

    • Dept. of Environmental Protection

    • Dept. of Energy Resources

    • Dept. of Public Utilities

    • Dept. of Fish and Game

    • Mass. Dept. of Transportation

    • Mass. Aeronautics Commission

    • Registry of Motor Vehicles

    • Merit Rating Board

 

March 2 - Health and Human Services I

  • Location: Auditorium in Media Arts Center (Building 1) Roxbury Community College Boston, MA

  • House Chair: Representative Elizabeth A. Malia

  • Senate Chair: Senator Sonia Chang Diaz

  • Agencies:

    • Executive Office of Health and Human Services

    • Office of Medicaid

    • Dept. of Public Health

    • Dept. of Mental Health

    • Dept. of Developmental Services

    • Health Policy Commission

    • Center for Health Information and Analysis

    • Elder Affairs

    • Dept. of Youth Services

 

March 12 - Health and Human Services II

  • Location: The Connector Room Berkshire Community College Pittsfield, MA

  • House Chair: Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier

  • Senate Chair: Senator Adam Hinds

  • Agencies:

    • Dept. of Children and Families

    • Dept. of Transitional Assistance

    • Mass. Rehab Commission

    • Mass. Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    • Mass. Commission for the Blind

    • Office of Refugees

    • Veterans Affairs

    • Soldiers Homes

 

March 13 - Economic Development, Housing, Labor

  • Location: Everett High School Library 100 Elm Street Everett

  • House Chair: Representative Joseph McGonagle

  • Senate Chair: Senator Sal DiDomenico

  • Agencies:

    • Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

    • Dept. of Business Development

    • Dept. of Housing and Community Development

    • Labor and Workforce Development,

    • Libraries, Cultural Council

    • Dept. of Labor

    • Dept. of Workforce Development

    • Workforce Investment Board

    • Board of Library Commissioners

    • Mass. Cultural Council

    • Commission on the Status of Women

    • Cannibis Control Commission

 

March 16 - Public Hearing

  • Location: Massachusetts State House Gardner Auditorium 24 Beacon St. Boston, MA 02133

  • House Chair: Representative Elizabeth A. Malia

  • Senate Chair: Senator Patricia Jehlen

  • Hearing open to the public for testimony.

 

March 19 - Education and Local Aid

  • Location: Wiggin Auditorium Peabody City Hall 24 Lowell Street Peabody, MA

  • House Chair: Representative Thomas Walsh

  • Senate Chair: Senator Joan Lovely

  • Agencies:

    • Dept. of Early Education and Care

    • Dept. Elementary and Secondary Education

    • Dept. Of Higher Education

    • Local Aid