The Governor's Council holds hearings and approves or denies nominations to the Supreme, Appeals, Superior, District, Probate, Juvenile, Housing , Land Courts, which are lifetime appointments (or til the age of 70).

The Governor's Council also holds hearings and approves or denies nominations for the Industrial Accident Board, the Parole Board and the Tax Board which are term appointments.

If the governor issues pardons or commutations, the Governor's Council approves or denies them.


During their meetings The Governor's Council:

Approves or denies appointments of Notary Public and Justices of the Peace.

Approves or denies the Commonwealth's financial warrants.

Approves or denies the Certification of the Vote for State Offices

Approves or denies appointment of Public Administrators

Pending Hearings:

Collette M Santa as a member of the Parole Board, the hearing was set for July 6, 2022 at 9:30 am (rescheduled to July 13, 2022 at 9:30 am (rescheduled to July 20, 2022 at 10:30 am) continued to August 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

Brent A Tingle as an Associate Justice of the Superior Court, the hearing was set for August 10, 2022 at 9:30 am (changed to 11:30 am)

Jon I Revelli as an Associate Justice of the District Court, the hearing was set for August 3, 2022 at 1:30 pm

Brian J Costa as a Clerk Magistrate of the District Court, the hearing was set for August 10 at 11 am (changed to 1:00 pm)

The Last meeting was August 3, 2022 at 12:00 pm

The Next meeting is August 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm