Joint Committee on Ways & Means FY19 Budget Hearings

Joint Committee on Ways & Means FY19 Budget Hearings

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 2/12/2018

*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 14 - 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

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