Joint Committee onMunicipalities and Regional Government

Committee Contact Info

Senate Information
Room 413-C
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1612
House Information
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.
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.4158  An Act authorizing the town of Rehoboth to transfer a conservation easement on a certain parcel of land  Steven S. Howitt
James E. Timilty  
Favorable 
H.4159  An Act authorizing the city of Springfield to convert certain park land to construct a senior center, and to convert certain land to the Springfield Park Commission as replacement park property  Benjamin Swan   Favorable 
S.2206  An Act revising the charter of the town of Swampscott  Thomas M. McGee   Favorable 
S.2188  An Act relative to partition fences  Benjamin B. Downing   Favorable 
H.4326  An Act relative to the cultivation of marijuana and marihuana  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Redraft 
H.4331  An Act to modernize municipal finance and government  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Redraft 
S.2225  An Act relative to contracts in the city of Somerville  Patricia D. Jehlen   Favorable 
S.2250  An Act authorizing the town of Mendon to return a certain parcel in the town of Mendon to John D. Gannett, Jr. and Ute D. Gannett  Ryan C. Fattman   Favorable 
H.4262  An Act authorizing the city of Holyoke to establish a program for enforcement against illegal dumping  Aaron Vega   Favorable 
H.4300  An Act authorizing the Plymouth County Contributory Retirement System to issue pension funding bonds or notes  Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 
S.2249  An Act relative to the temporary use of the Clapp School in the City of Woburn  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
H.4302  An Act authorizing the city of Springfield to convert certain park land at Emerson Wight Park to construct a community center and alleviate traffic congestion, and to acquire and dedicate replacement park land  Carlos Gonzalez   Favorable 
H.4318  An Act amending the charter of the Town of Nantucket concerning newspaper publication of town meeting warrants  Timothy R. Madden
Daniel A. Wolf  
Favorable 
H.4316  An Act relative to the town administrator in the town of Hingham  Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 
H.4328  An Act relative to the Hampshire Regional Council of Governments  Peter V. Kocot   Favorable 
H.4372  An Act to change the town lines between the towns of Aquinnah and Chilmark  Timothy R. Madden
Daniel A. Wolf  
Favorable 
H.4378  An Act establishing a certain reserve fund in the town of Middleton  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.   Favorable 
H.4379  An Act authorizing the change of use of certain park land in the town of South Hadley  John W. Scibak   Favorable 
H.4346  An Act relative to the issuance of certain bonds by the town of Pembroke  Josh S. Cutler   Favorable with Changes 
H.4317  An Act authorizing the Town of Nantucket to impose a real estate transfer fee for affordable and workforce housing  Timothy R. Madden
Daniel A. Wolf  
Favorable with Changes 
H.4375  An Act authorizing the town of Plymouth to establish a special fund  Mathew Muratore   Favorable 
H.4380  An Act amending chapter 101 of the acts of 1965, an act establishing the old and historic district commission of the town of Marblehead  Lori A. Ehrlich   Favorable 
S.2300  An Act authorizing the town of Spencer to issue certain bonds for terms of 30 years  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.4412  An Act authorizing the town of Dennis to establish a landfill solar special revenue fund  Timothy R. Whelan    6/16/2016   
H.4433  An Act amending the charter of the town of West Springfield to establish a four-year term for the office of Mayor  Michael J. Finn    6/28/2016   
H.4411  An Act relative to the charter of the town of Westborough  Danielle W. Gregoire    6/16/2016   
H.4445  An Act authorizing the town of Mendon to convey a certain parcel of land in the town of Mendon to John D. Gannett, Jr. and Ute D. Gannett  John V. Fernandes    6/30/2016   
H.4447  An Act authorizing the town of Orleans to amend a certain conservation restriction  Sarah K. Peake    6/30/2016   
H.4446  An Act relative to the procedure for municipal acceptance of subdivision roads in the town of Natick  David Paul Linsky    6/30/2016   
S.2355  An Act relative to the membership of the conservation commission of the town of Sturbridge  Anne M. Gobi    6/27/2016