SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2540

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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SENATE, February 4, 2020.

The committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 430) of Joseph A. Boncore and Patrick M. O'Connor  for legislation relative Coastal Resiliency Projects; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 432) of William N. Brownsberger and Mathew J. Muratore  for legislation to restrict the use of certain pesticides around children; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 434) of William N. Brownsberger  for legislation to establish a special commission to improve the Department of Conservation and Recreation ; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 436) of Harriette L. Chandler and Denise Provost  for legislation to require the establishment of recycling programs for ionization smoke detectors; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 437) of Nick Collins  for legislation relative to the development and promulgation of regulations governing underground storage tanks; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 440) of Brendan P. Crighton  for legislation relative to the disposal of sea mammals on metropolitan beaches; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 443) of Heather Goodwin  for legislation to address noise issues of migratory game hunters near coastal dwellings; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 444) of Julian Cyr, Dylan A. Fernandes and Michael J. Barrett  for legislation relative to the pesticide board; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 446) of Julian Cyr  relative to preserving public trust rights in land affected by ocean erosion; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 447) of Julian Cyr, Patricia D. Jehlen, Sal N. DiDomenico, Liz Miranda and other members of the General Court  for legislation to empower towns and cities to protect residents and the environment from harmful pesticides; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 450) of Viriato M. deMacedo and Mathew J. Muratore  for legislation relative to sustainable water conservation practices; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 451) of Viriato M. deMacedo and Donald F. Humason, Jr.  for legislation relative to the use of shotgun ammunition for hunting; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 458) of Diana DiZoglio, Andres X. Vargas and David Allen Robertson  for legislation relative to notification of potential water pollution in the Merrimack River; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 460) of James B. Eldridge and Denise Provost  for legislation to improve municipal water infrastructure; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 462) of James B. Eldridge, Lori A. Ehrlich, Jack Patrick Lewis, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court  for legislation relative to plastic bag reduction; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 475) of Anne M. Gobi and Donald F. Humason, Jr.  for legislation relative to the use of artificial lights in hunting; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 483) of Anne M. Gobi, Kimberly N. Ferguson, Jonathan D. Zlotnik and Paul W. Mark  for legislation relative to encouraging the growth of a healthy forest and wood products sector in Massachusetts; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 489) of Donald F. Humason, Jr.  for legislation relative to the use of shotguns for hunting; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 493) of Edward J. Kennedy, Jason M. Lewis, David Allen Robertson, Patrick M. O'Connor and other members of the General Court  for legislation to re-establish the Clean Environment Fund; (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 497) of Jason M. Lewis, Paul A. Schmid, III, Richard M. Haggerty, Patricia A. Haddad and other members of the General Court  for legislation to protect pollinator habitat; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 501) of Mark C. Montigny and Linda Dean Campbell  for legislation to provide additional funding for animal welfare and safety programming; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 502) of Mark C. Montigny  for legislation relative to privately operated animal shelters and rescue organizations; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 503) of Mark C. Montigny and Linda Dean Campbell  for legislation to require the supervision of animals at day care services; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 504) of Mark C. Montigny, Patrick M. O'Connor, Marc R. Pacheco, Michael D. Brady and others  for legislation to prevent animal suffering by irresponsible breeding practices; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 509) of Patrick M. O'Connor  for legislation to further regulate the processing of lobsters; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 511) of Patrick M. O'Connor  for legislation to establish a public harbor dredging program with the Division of Waterways; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 512) of Patrick M. O'Connor and Michael D. Brady  for legislation relative to the financing of Department of Environmental Protection dredging projects in harbors and inland waterways; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 513) of Patrick M. O'Connor  for legislation relative to reestablishing the harbors and inland waters maintenance fund; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 514) of Patrick M. O'Connor  for legislation relative to community preservation funds for seawall repairs; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 516) of Patrick M. O'Connor, James K. Hawkins and James M. Murphy  for legislation relative to waterways permitting; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 519) of Marc R. Pacheco and James B. Eldridge  for legislation relative to safer alternatives to toxic chemicals; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 523) of Marc R. Pacheco and James B. Eldridge  for legislation to provide funding for clean energy and energy efficiency measures for the Commonwealth; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 525) of Marc R. Pacheco, James B. Eldridge and Michelle M. DuBois  for legislation to ensure consistency in climate adaptation management planning; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 529) of Michael F. Rush and Angelo M. Scaccia  for legislation relative to the re-use of soil for large reclamation projects; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 530) of Bruce E. Tarr, Mark C. Montigny, Susan Williams Gifford, Viriato M. deMacedo and other members of the General Court  for legislation to regulate the processing of lobsters; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 531) of Bruce E. Tarr and Donald F. Humason, Jr.  for legislation relative to pesticide applications; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 533) of Bruce E. Tarr  for legislation to provide for alternative designated port authorities compliance; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 535) of Bruce E. Tarr, Jason M. Lewis, Mike Connolly, Tram T. Nguyen and other members of the General Court  for legislation to maintain adequate water supplies through effective drought management; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 536) of Bruce E. Tarr  for legislation relative to pesticide applications; and (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2220) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Dean A. Tran  for legislation to reform the toxic use reduction act, report the accompanying Order  (Senate, No. 2540).

 

For the committee,

Anne M. Gobi



SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2540

 

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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Ordered, That the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture be authorized and directed to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents numbered 430, 432, 434, 436, 437, 440, 443, 444, 446, 447, 450, 451, 458, 460, 462, 475, 483, 485, 489, 493, 497, 501, 502, 503, 504, 509, 511, 512, 513, 514, 516, 519, 523, 525, 529, 530, 531, 533, 535, 536 and 2220 relative to environment, natural resources, and agriculture issues.