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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 95019        FILED ON: 9/10/2010

HOUSE  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 5019

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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   HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, September 13, 2010.

 

The committee on Municipalities and Regional Government to whom were referred the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 597) of David M. Torrisi and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt the town of North Andover from certain provisions of the prevailing wage law, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 609) of Kevin J. Murphy (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to prohibit dumping in the city of Lowell, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1115) of Thomas M. Stanley for legislation to allow cities and towns to use tax increment financing plan funds for telephone wire installation, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1902) of David M. Torrisi and others (by vote of the town) relative to conservation restrictions on land know as “Town Farm” in the town of North Andover, the joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1918) of William G. Greene, Jr. and Kenneth J. Donnelly (by vote of the town) relative to establishing a special account for the town of Billerica water conservation fund, the joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1919) of Paul Kujawski and Richard T. Moore (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Uxbridge to establish a cable peg access enterprise fund, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1967) of Jennifer M. Callahan for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the feasibility and costs associated with creating a dog behaviorist rehabilitation center for aggressive and dangerous dogs, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1968) of Jennifer M. Callahan, Paul Kujawski and Denise Provost relative to the destruction of dangerous dogs, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1970) of Stephen R. Canessa and others for legislation to audit municipalities every three to five years, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1972) of Mary Pratt for legislation to provide that certain abutting cities or towns have the same privileges for comment as a city or town in which construction sites are situated, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1973) of Robert F. Fennell relative to the zoning of certain vacant lots, the  petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1974) of John V. Fernandes and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to provide employment contracts for city solicitors and town counsels , the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1975) of William C. Galvin relative to the spaying and neutering of cats, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1981) of Kevin G. Honan relative to municipal review of proposed land use or structures not requiring a special permit or a variance, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1982) of Kevin G. Honan for legislation to expand subdivision regulations to include reconstruction, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1983) of Donald F. Humason , Jr. for legislation to prohibit the expenditure of funds by cities and towns for the construction, ownership or operation of golf courses, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1984) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to municipal relief, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1985) of Peter V. Kocot relative to snow and ice removal on public ways, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1986) of Robert M. Koczera relative to sustainable land use relative to subdivisions, the  petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1994) of Ronald Mariano for legislation to authorize the county commissioners of Norfolk County to borrow money for certain renovations at the golf course at the Wollaston recreational facility, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1995) of James M. Murphy relative to uniformly located address numbers on all buildings in the Commonwealth, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1997) of Vincent A. Pedone relative to potentially dangerous and vicious dogs, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1999) of Karyn E. Polito and others relative to zoning ordinance or by-laws regulating the installation and operation of wind turbines, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2000) of Karyn E. Polito for legislation to authorize municipalities to provide contracts for assessors, treasurers and collectors, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2001) of Denise Provost and others relative to liability for the removal of snow and ice from property, the petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2002) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court)  relative to accounting methods used by cities and towns for balancing of annual budgets,  the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2003) of Michael J. Rodrigues for legislation to provide training for certain local boards and commissions, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2004) of Michael J. Rodrigues relative to the meeting requirements for municipal boards, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2007) of Theodore C. Speliotis relative to the appointment of alternate members to historical commissions in cities and towns, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2008) of Robert P. Spellane for legislation to protect the public from vicious dogs,the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2014) of James E. Vallee relative to subdivision roads accepted by municipalities, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2015) of James E. Vallee relative to investigations of complaints against vicious dogs for damages incurred by persons and property, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2016) of Daniel K. Webster relative to vicious dogs, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3409) of Christopher N. Speranzo relative to the renaming of municipally owned facilities, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3466) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others that certain recycling funds paid to cities and towns be used exclusively for funding extracurricular activities in schools, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3467) of James N. Thivierge for a legislative amendment to the  Constitution to provide for a minimum standard for charter revisions, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3469) of James N. Thivierge relative to representational district government, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3474) of Steven M. Walsh for legislation to create an alternative process for the disposition of vacant real property owned by municipalities, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3587) of Stephen R. Canessa and others for legislation to establish a regionalization advisory commission, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3590) of Cleon H. Turner and others relative to municipal service fees for certain public safety services, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3699) of William C. Galvin relative to the effective enforcement of municipal ordinances and by-laws, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3814) of Robert A. DeLeo and others that the city of Revere be authorized to transfer  certain parcels of land to the conservation commission of said city, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3815) of James H. Fagan relative to the city of Taunton municipal light plant commission, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3818) of James R. Miceli and others (by vote of the town) relative to the keeping of swine in the town of Tewksbury, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3820) of James J. O'Day and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council)for legislation to require judicial approval of foreclosures of residential mortgages in the city of Worcester, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3821) of James J. O'Day and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to evictions on foreclosed properties in the city of  Worcester, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3822) of James J. O'Day and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to imposing a moratorium on the foreclosure of predatory subprime mortgages in the city of Worcester, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3825) of Michael F. Rush relative to the disclosure of prior employment information by public safety personnel, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3908) of Stephen L. DiNatale relative to zoning ordinances for residential sober housing, and the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3909) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. relative to zoning ordinances for residential sober housing for persons in recovery from chemical dependency, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4226) of Pam Richardson relative to zoning of land or structures for educational uses on land owned or leased by nonprofit educational corporations, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4241) of Michael D. Brady, Christine E. Canavan and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Brockton on prevent the siting of a power plant in said city, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4317) of Barry R. Finegold, Susan C. Tucker and Barbara A. L’Italien (by vote of the town) relative to construction contracts in the town of Andover, the petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4393) of Matthew C. Patrick, Bruce E. Tarr and another relative to the establishment of residential energy preservation funds by cities, towns and counties, reports recommending that the accompanying order (House, No. 5019 ) ought to be adopted.

 

                                                                                                                       For the committee,

                                                                                                                      PAUL J. DONATO


 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand and Ten

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              Ordered, That the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government be authorized to sit during a recess of the General Court to make an investigation and study of House documents numbered 597, 609, 1115, 1902, 1918, 1919, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016, 3409, 3466, 3467, 3469, 3474, 3587, 3590, 3699, 3814, 3815, 3818, 3820, 3821, 3822, 3825, 3908, 3909, 4226, 4241, 4317 and 4393.

              Said committee shall report to the General Court the results of its investigation and study its recommendations, if any, together with drafts of legislation necessary to carry such recommendations into effect, by filing the same with the Clerk of the House of Representatives on or before December 31, 2010.

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