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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.2171 189th (2015 - 2016)

An Act to promote agriculture in the Commonwealth

The committee on Environment, Natural Resources and whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 411) of Anne M. Gobi, Paul A. Schmid, III, Bruce E. Tarr, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture Program; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 417) of Anne M. Gobi for legislation relative to Massachusetts forester licensing; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 419) of Anne M. Gobi, James B. Eldridge, Ellen Story, Stephen Kulik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the distribution of raw milk; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 425) of Anne M. Gobi for legislation relative timber harvester licensing; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 688) of Paul R. Heroux, Benjamin Swan and Chris Walsh relative to farmers’ markets; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 689) of Kate Hogan and others that cities and towns be authorized to establish agricultural commissions for the promotion and development of agricultural resources; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 748) of Paul A. Schmid III and others for legislation to protect the viability of farms and farming in the Commonwealth; and (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3648) of William Smitty Pignatelli for legislation to exempt the personal use of milk and raw milk products by owners of cows and goats from certain laws governing the use of said products,- reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2171).

Bill Information

Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture

Bill History

Displaying 8 actions for Bill S.2171
Date Branch Action
3/10/2016 Senate Reported from the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
3/10/2016 Senate New draft of H688, H689, H748, H3648, S411, S417, S419 and S425
3/10/2016 Senate Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means
4/28/2016 Senate Committee recommended ought to pass with an amendment, substituting therefor a new draft, see S2258
4/28/2016 Senate Order relative to subject matter adopted
4/28/2016 Senate Placed in the Orders of the Day for Thursday, May 5, 2016
5/5/2016 Senate Read second
5/5/2016 Senate New draft substituted, see S2258

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