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Joint Committee onMunicipalities and Regional Government

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Room 511B
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1660
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Room 540
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2090
It shall be the duty of the committee on Municipalities and Regional Government to consider matters seeking the enactment of special laws for a city or town, the establishment of economic, district and local planning commissions, rent control and zoning, and matters concerning the various counties, former counties and regional government entities, including the salaries and tenure of employees, registers of deeds and sheriffs (but excluding the retirement of such employees) and such other matters as may be referred.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
Mar 15 2011 11:00 AM Local Bills

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Mar 29 2011 11:00 AM Local Bills

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Apr 12 2011 11:00 AM Municipal Employee Legislation and Local Bills

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Completed B-1
May 11 2011 1:00 PM Animal Control

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Completed A-1
May 18 2011 1:00 PM Zoning/Land Use

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Completed A-1
Jun 1 2011 1:00 PM Roads/Transportation/Parking; Water; Environment; Fire; Local Bills

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Jun 15 2011 11:00 AM Municipal Finance and Local Issues

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Completed A-1
Jun 29 2011 11:00 AM Abandoned Property, Municipal Relief, Regionalization & Home Rules

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Completed A-1
Jul 19 2011 11:00 AM Miscellaneous

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Completed A-2
Sep 14 2011 1:00 PM Local Bills

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Oct 18 2011 11:00 AM Local bills

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Nov 15 2011 1:00 PM Local Bills

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1:00 PM Miscellaneous

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Jan 25 2012 11:00 AM Local Bills

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Jan 25 2012 11:00 AM Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government (no topics published)   Completed A-2
Feb 29 2012 11:00 AM Local/Misc.

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Mar 21 2012 11:00 AM Home Rule Petitions

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Apr 11 2012 11:00 AM Home Rule Petitions

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May 2 2012 11:00 AM Home Rule Petitions

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.1965  An Act revising the charter of the town of Norwell  Robert L. Hedlund    7/21/2011  Scheduled For 1/25/2012 11:00:00 AM  
H.3312  An Act relative to the exchange of certain land in the town of Truro  Sarah K. Peake 
Daniel A. Wolf  
  Scheduled For 1/25/2012 11:00:00 AM  
H.1447  An Act relative to the effective enforcement of municipal ordinances and bylaws   Stephen Kulik    2/16/2011  Scheduled For 7/19/2011 11:00:00 AM  
H.1456  An Act amending the charter of the town of Westborough  George N. Peterson, Jr. 
James B. Eldridge  
3/16/2011  Scheduled For 3/15/2011 11:00:00 AM  
H.1840  An Act governing the issuance of temporary loans by the town of Winchester  Jason M. Lewis 
Patricia D. Jehlen  
3/16/2011  Scheduled For 3/15/2011 11:00:00 AM  
S.1873  An Act providing for the appointment of a treasurer-collector in the town of Barre  Stephen M. Brewer    3/16/2011  Scheduled For 3/15/2011 11:00:00 AM  
S.1884  An Act authorizing the town of Sandwich to enter into a lease for the construction of an active recreation facility   Therese Murray    3/15/2011   
S.1007  An Act relative to the town charter for the town of Ashburnham  Stephen M. Brewer      Scheduled For 4/12/2011 11:00:00 AM  
S.2017  An Act amending section 3 of Chapter 62 of the Acts of 2011  Patricia D. Jehlen    10/13/2011  Scheduled For 10/18/2011 11:00:00 AM  
S.1915  An Act authorizing the town of Kingston to install, finance and operate wind energy facilities  Therese Murray      Scheduled For 1/25/2012 11:00:00 AM  
S.1965  An Act revising the charter of the town of Norwell  Robert L. Hedlund      Scheduled For 1/25/2012 11:00:00 AM  
S.2051  An Act authorizing the town of Wilbraham to lease certain land.  Gale D. Candaras      Scheduled For 1/25/2012 11:00:00 AM  
S.1004  An Act authorizing municipal use of the prudent investor standards.  Stephen M. Brewer      Scheduled For 6/15/2011 11:00:00 AM  
S.2271  An Act authorizing the town of Ashburnham to dispose of certain equipment  Stephen M. Brewer       
H.1436  An Act relative to the powers and duties of cities and towns  Paul J. Donato    2/16/2011  Scheduled For 2/29/2012 11:00:00 AM  
H.1450  An Act relative to municipal departmental revolving funds  Stephen Kulik    2/16/2011  Scheduled For 6/15/2011 11:00:00 AM  
H.2322  An Act to ensure adequate handicapped parking  Jonathan Hecht    2/25/2011  Scheduled For 6/1/2011 1:00:00 PM  
H.3331  An Act establishing a sewer construction fund for the town of Barnstable  Demetrius J. Atsalis    4/5/2011  Scheduled For 11/15/2011 1:00:00 PM  
H.3462  An Act amending the Nantucket Historic District Commission Act  Timothy R. Madden    5/27/2011  Scheduled For 11/15/2011 1:00:00 PM  
S.1927  An Act modifying the appointment of the feoffees of Ipswich Grammar School  Bruce E. Tarr    6/9/2011  Scheduled For 10/18/2011 11:00:00 AM  
H.4058  An Act extending the time period for emergency appropriations  Brian M. Ashe    4/27/2012  Scheduled For 5/2/2012 11:00:00 AM  
H.4313  An act amending the town charter of Oxford  Paul K. Frost 
Richard T. Moore  
7/26/2012   
H.4314  An Act Amending the Charter of the Town of North Andover.  David M. Torrisi    7/26/2012   
H.4318  An Act Establishing the Plymouth County Government  Garrett J. Bradley 
Viriato Manuel deMacedo  
7/26/2012   
H.4389  An Act providing for the appointment of treasurer-collector in the town of Avon.  William C. Galvin    8/16/2012   
H.4388  AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE OF THE CITY KNOWN AS THE TOWN OF AGAWAM  Nicholas A. Boldyga 
James T. Welch  
8/17/2012   
H.4354  An Act validating the actions taken at certain town meetings in the town of Westminster  Deval L. Patrick    9/4/2012   
H.4438  An Act making certain amendments to the charter of the town of Abington  Geoff Diehl    9/18/2012   
S.2413  An Act authorizing the lease of certain property in the town of Ludlow  Gale D. Candaras    11/20/2012   
H.4547  An Act Relative to the Positions of Collector and Clerk-Treasurer in the Town of South Hadley   John W. Scibak 
Stanley C. Rosenberg  
12/21/2012   

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