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Adams

  • HD.4369
    An Act establishing a Greylock Glen commission By Representative Barrett of North Adams and Senator Hinds, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John Barrett, III and Adam G. Hinds (by vote of the town) that the town of Adams be authorized to establish a Greylock Glen commission. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

Amesbury

Andover

  • H.3985
    An Act amending the charter of the town of Andover By Mr. Moran of Lawrence, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3985) of Frank A. Moran and Tram T. Nguyen (by vote of the town) relative to amending the charter of the town of Andover. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
  • H.4037
    An Act for Andover burial ground land transfer By Mr. Moran of Lawrence, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4037) of Frank A. Moran and Tram T. Nguyen (by vote of the town) that the town of Andover be authorized to transfer the care, custody and control of a certain parcel of land in said town currently used as a cemetery and burial place to the board of selectmen for the purpose of conveying the parcel to J&J Ball Realty Trust. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
  • S.2326
    An Act relative to the Spring Grove Cemetery in the town of Andover By Mr. Finegold, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2326) of Barry R. Finegold (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the Spring Grove Cemetery in the town of Andover. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Arlington

Ashfield

Ashland

Athol

Attleboro

Auburn

  • H.4047
    An Act relative to sewer regulations in the town of Auburn By Representative Frost of Auburn and Senator Moore, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4047) of Paul K. Frost and Michael O. Moore (by vote of the town) relative to sewer regulations in the town of Auburn. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Avon

Barnstable

Becket

Bedford

Bernardston

  • H.1808
    An Act relative to land in Bernardston By Representative Mark of Peru and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1808) of Paul W. Mark and Joanne M. Comerford (by vote of the town) relative to land in Bernardston. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Beverly

  • H.4863
    An Act relative to 1 Water Street in Beverly By Representative Parisella of Beverly and Senator Lovely, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4863) of Jerald A. Parisella and Joan B. Lovely (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Beverly be authorized to lease a certain parcel of land in said city currently held by the Beverly Harbor Management Authority for park and recreational purposes. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Billerica

Blackstone

Boston

Bourne

Boxford

Boylston

Braintree

  • HD.4810
    An Act establishing the Tri-Town Water District By Mr. Cusack of Braintree, a petition (subject to Joint Rules 12 and 9) of Mark J. Cusack and others that the towns of Braintree, Holbrook and Randolph be authorized to establish the Tri-Town water district. Municipalities and Regional Government.

Bridgewater

Brookline

Burlington

  • H.3676
    An Act authorizing the town of Burlington to grant additional alcoholic beverage licenses By Representative Gordon of Bedford and Senator Friedman, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3676) of Kenneth I. Gordon and Cindy F. Friedman (by vote of the town) that the town of Burlington be authorized to issue five additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises and four additional licenses for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]

Cambridge

Canton

  • H.4442
    An Act relative to the Revere & Son Heritage Trust Corporation By Representative Galvin of Canton and Senator Timilty, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 9) of William C. Galvin and Walter F. Timilty (by vote of the town) that the town of Canton be authorized to establish the Revere & Son Heritage Trust, Inc. and to acquire land for the creation and operation of the Paul Revere Museum of Discovery and Innovation and Paul Revere Heritage Site in said town. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Carver

Charlton

Chatham

  • H.1676
    An Act relative to the prevailing wage in the town of Chatham By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1676) of Sarah K. Peake and Julian Cyr (by vote of the town) that the town of Chatham be exempt from complying with certain labor law requirements. Labor and Workforce Development. [Local Approval Received.]

Chelmsford

Chelsea

Chester

Clinton

Cohasset

Concord

Dalton

Dedham

Dennis

Dracut

Dunstable

Duxbury

East Bridgewater

East Brookfield

Eastham

  • H.3908
    An Act relative to water connections in the town of Eastham By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3908) of Sarah K. Peake and Julian Cyr (by vote of the town) that the town of Eastham be authorized to establish a water connection assistance program for property owners. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Easthampton

Easton

Everett

Fairhaven

Fall River

Fitchburg

Foxborough

Framingham

  • H.4842
    An Act regarding a pavilion in Mary Dennison Park By Mr. Lewis of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4842) of Jack Patrick Lewis, Carmine Lawrence Gentile and Maria Duaime Robinson (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to authorizing the city of Framingham to erect a permanent pavilion exceeding 600 square feet in Mary Dennison Park in said city. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
  • H.4789
    An Act authorizing the city of Framingham to amend the income qualifications for a certain tax deferral program By Ms. Robinson of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4789) of Maria Duaime Robinson and Carmine Lawrence Gentile (with the approval of the mayor and the city council) relative to authorizing the city of Framingham to amend the income qualifications for a certain tax deferral program in said city. Revenue. [Local Approval Received.]
  • H.4864
    An Act removing certain positions from Massachusetts civil service law By Representatives Robinson of Framingham and Lewis of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4864) of Maria Duaime Robinson, Jack Patrick Lewis and Carmine Lawrence Gentile (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to exempt the police department of the city of Framingham from the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]

Franklin

Gill

Gloucester

Great Barrington

  • H.4272
    An Act concerning horse racing within the town of Great Barrington By Representative Pignatelli of Lenox and Senator Hinds, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4272) of Smitty Pignatelli and Adam G. Hinds (by vote of the town) relative to horse racing within the town of Great Barrington. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]

Greenfield

  • H.4198
    An Act authorizing the city known as the town of Greenfield to lease a certain parcel of land By Representative Mark of Peru and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4198) of Paul W. Mark and Joanne M. Comerford (with the approval of the city council) that the city known as the town of Greenfield be authorized to lease a certain parcel of land on Leyden Road in said town. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
  • H.4329
    An Act to amend the charter of the city of Greenfield By Representative Mark of Peru and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4329) of Paul W. Mark and Joanne M. Comerford (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the charter of the city known as the town of Greenfield. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Groton

Groveland

Hadley

Halifax

Hamilton

Hanover

Hanson

  • H.641
    An Act relative to Hanson town elections By Representative Cutler of Duxbury and Senator Brady, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 641) of Josh S. Cutler and Michael D. Brady (by vote of the town) relative to the recall of elected officials in the town of Hanson. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]

Harvard

Haverhill

Hingham

Hinsdale

Holliston

Holyoke

Hopkinton

Hudson

Hull

Ipswich

Kingston

Lakeville

Lancaster

  • H.3818
    An Act relative to the deputy fire chief of the town of Lancaster By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3818) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. (by vote of the town) that the town of Lancaster be authorized to continue the employment of Kevin Lamb as deputy chief of the fire department of said town. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
  • H.3817
    An Act relative to the fire department of the town of Lancaster By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3817) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. (by vote of the town) that the town of Lancaster be authorized to continue the employment of Maurice Bateman, a firefighter/EMT of the fire department of said town. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]

Leicester

Lenox

Leominster

Lexington

Leyden

Lincoln

Littleton

Longmeadow

Lowell

Lunenburg

Lynn

Lynnfield

Marion

  • H.4038
    An Act to authorize the conveyance of a fee interest in land in the town of Marion By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4038) of William M. Straus (by vote of the town) that the town of Marion be authorized to transfer to the care, custody and control of a parcel of land held by the conservation commission of said town for conservation purposes. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Marshfield

Mashpee

Mattapoisett

Maynard

Medfield

Medford

Medway

  • H.3969
    An Act establishing a charter for the town of Medway By Messrs. Roy of Franklin and Murray of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3969) of Jeffrey N. Roy (by vote of the town) for legislation to further amend the charter of the town of Medway. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Melrose

Methuen

Middleborough

Middleton

Milford

Millbury

Milton

Nantucket

New Bedford

Newbury

Newburyport

Newton

North Andover

North Attleborough

  • H.4588
    An Act authorizing the Town of North Attleborough to issue three (3) additional liquor licenses By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4588) of Elizabeth A. Poirier (by vote of the town) that the town of North Attleborough be authorized to grant two additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises and one additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises in said town. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]

Northampton

  • H.3685
    An Act relative to the Northampton Housing Authority By Ms. Sabadosa of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3685) of Lindsay N. Sabadosa (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the membership of the Northampton Housing Authority. Housing. [Local Approval Received.]
  • H.4102
    An Act relative to disqualification of bidders on city contracts By Representative Sabadosa of Northampton and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4102) of Lindsay N. Sabadosa and Joanne M. Comerford (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Northampton be authorized to disqualify bidders on municipal contracts in said city who participate in the design, manufacture or maintenance of nuclear weapons. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
  • H.4330
    An Act exempting the city of Northampton from appointing weighers of hay, weighers of coal, and fence viewers By Representative Sabadosa of Northampton and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4330) of Lindsay N. Sabadosa and Joanne M. Comerford (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Northampton be exempt from appointing weighers of hay, weighers of coal, and fence viewers in said city. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Northfield

  • H.3907
    An Act relative to the board of selectmen of the town of Northfield By Representative Mark of Peru and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3907) of Paul W. Mark and Joanne M. Comerford (by vote of the town) that the town of Northfield be authorized to increase the size of the board of selectmen from three to five members. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Norwood

Oak Bluffs

Orleans

Otis

  • H.4065
    An Act establishing recall elections in the town of Otis By Representative Pignatelli of Lee and Senator Hinds, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4065) of Smitty Pignatelli and Adam G. Hinds (by vote of the town) that the town of Otis be authorized to establish recall elections in said town. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]

Oxford

  • H.3961
    An Act amending the charter of the town of Oxford By Messrs. Frost of Auburn and McKenna of Webster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3961) of Paul K. Frost, Joseph D. McKenna and Ryan C. Fattman (by vote of the town) relative to amending the charter of the town of Oxford. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Palmer

  • H.343
    An Act authorizing the town of Palmer to issue additional liquor licenses By Representative Smola of Warren and Senator Gobi, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 343) of Todd M. Smola and Anne M. Gobi (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Palmer to issue three additional liquor licenses. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]

Pelham

Plainfield

Plainville

Plymouth

Plympton

Provincetown

Randolph

Raynham

Reading

Revere

  • H.4138
    An Act relative to duck hunting in densely populated areas By Representative Vincent of Revere and Senator Boncore, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4138) of RoseLee Vincent and Joseph A. Boncore (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to duck hunting in the city of Revere. The Judiciary. [Local Approval Received.]

Rockland

Rockport

Royalston

Rutland

Salem

Salisbury

Sandwich

Scituate

Seekonk

  • HD.3340
    An Act relative to prevailing wages in Seekonk By Mr. Howitt of Seekonk, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 7B) of Steven S. Howitt (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt the town of Seekonk from certain provisions of the prevailing wage laws. Labor and Workforce Development. [Local Approval Required.]

Sharon

Shrewsbury

Shutesbury

  • H.4221
    An Act authorizing the town of Shutesbury to convey certain land By Representative Blais of Sunderland and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4221) of Natalie M. Blais and Joanne M. Comerford (by vote of the town) that the town of Shutesbury be authorized to convey certain land in said town. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Somerset

Somerville

Spencer

  • S.1186
    An Act relative to the Burncoat Pond Watershed District By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1186) of Anne M. Gobi and Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr. (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the Burncoat Pond Watershed District. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Springfield

Sudbury

  • H.4388
    An Act making the charter of the Town of Sudbury gender neutral By Mr. Gentile of Sudbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4388) of Carmine Lawrence Gentile, Michael J. Barrett and James B. Eldridge (by vote of the town) that the town of Sudbury be authorized to make the charter of said town gender neutral. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Sunderland

  • H.4066
    An Act relative to the board of selectmen in the town of Sunderland By Representative Blais of Sunderland and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4066) of Natalie M. Blais and Joanne M. Comerford (by vote of the town) relative to the board of selectmen in the town of Sunderland. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Sutton

Swansea

Taunton

Tewksbury

Topsfield

Townsend

Truro

Uxbridge

Wakefield

Walpole

  • S.2458
    An Act amending the charter for the town of Walpole By Mr. Feeney, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2458) of Paul R. Feeney, Paul McMurtry, John H. Rogers, Shawn Dooley and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to amend the charter for the town of Walpole. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Waltham

Ware

Wareham

  • S.2283
    An Act relative to the charter of the town of Wareham By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2283) of Marc R. Pacheco and Susan Williams Gifford (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the charter of the town of Wareham. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Warwick

Watertown

Wayland

Webster

Wellesley

Wendell

West Boylston

West Bridgewater

West Springfield

Westfield

Westford

  • H.2392
    An Act authorizing the town of Westford to establish a means tested senior citizen property tax exemption By Representative Arciero of Westford and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2392) of James Arciero and Edward J. Kennedy (by vote of the town) that the town of Westford be authorized to establish a means tested senior citizen property tax exemption. Revenue. [Local Approval Received.]
  • H.3694
    An Act relative to the Westford Home Rule Charter Act By Representative Arciero of Westford and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3694) of James Arciero and Edward J. Kennedy (by vote of the town) relative to the terms of office for newly appointed cemetery commissioners in the town of Westford. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
  • H.4235
    An Act relative to Westford Home Rule Charter By Representative Arciero of Westford and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4235) of James Arciero and Edward J. Kennedy (by vote of the town) that the town of Westford be authorized to rename the board of selectmen in said town to the select board. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Weston

Westport

Westwood

  • H.4166
    An Act relative to the charter of the town of Westwood By Representative McMurtry of Dedham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4166) of Paul McMurtry and Michael F. Rush (by vote of the town) relative to the charter of the town of Westwood. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Wilbraham

Williamsburg

Wilmington

Winchendon

Winchester

Winthrop

Woburn

  • H.4220
    An Act authorizing the licensing authority of the city of Woburn to grant additional alcoholic beverage licenses By Mr. Haggerty of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4220) of Richard M. Haggerty, Michelle L. Ciccolo and Cindy F. Friedman (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Woburn be authorized to grant seven additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises and four additional licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises in said city. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
  • H.4636
    An Act authorizing the city of Woburn to use certain land for fire station purposes By Mr. Haggerty of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4636) of Richard M. Haggerty and Michelle L. Ciccolo (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Woburn be authorized to use certain land in said city for fire station purposes. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Yarmouth

  • H.4116
    An Act to establish a beach capital improvement fund By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4116) of Timothy R. Whelan, William L. Crocker, Jr., and Julian Cyr (by vote of the town) that the town of Yarmouth be authorized to establish a beach capital improvement fund. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]