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Joint Committee onMunicipalities and Regional Government

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Room 419
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1150
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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.
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Mar 6 2013 10:00 AM Committee Rules

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Completed B-1
Apr 3 2013 11:00 AM Home Rules

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Completed B-2
May 1 2013 11:00 AM Transportation, Fire & Water

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Completed B-1
May 14 2013 2:00 PM Zoning & Home Rules

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Completed B-2
Jun 4 2013 11:00 AM Animals

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Completed B-1
Jun 18 2013 1:00 PM Finance & Home Rules

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Completed B-2
Jul 9 2013 1:00 PM Environment, Construction, Property and Home Rules

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Completed B-1
Jul 23 2013 10:00 AM Officials, Municipal, Other, Home Rule

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Completed A-1
Sep 17 2013 1:00 PM Home Rules

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Completed A-2
Oct 22 2013 1:00 PM Finance, Municipal, Home Rule

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Completed 437
Nov 12 2013 1:00 PM Municipal & Home Rule

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Completed 437
Jan 16 2014 10:30 AM Municipal, Finance & Home Rules

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Completed A-2
Mar 11 2014 1:00 PM Land & Home Rules

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Completed B-2
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
S.975  An Act further regulating town meeting notices  Bruce E. Tarr   Favorable 
H.3648  An Act authorizing the West Barnstable Fire District to fund library services for the Whelden Memorial Library  Randy Hunt
Daniel A. Wolf  
Favorable 
H.3650  An Act relative to the Greater Haverhill Foundation  Brian S. Dempsey   Favorable 
H.3675  An Act validating the results of the annual town meeting of the town of Ashland held on May 2, 2012  Deval L. Patrick   Favorable 
H.3626  An Act relative to the Nantucket Memorial Airport Fuel Revolving Account  Timothy R. Madden
Daniel A. Wolf  
Favorable 
H.3627  An Act authorizing the town of Ashland to establish an enterprise fund  Tom Sannicandro
Karen E. Spilka  
Favorable 
H.3642  An Act authorizing the transfer of certain parcels of land in the town of Littleton  James Arciero
James B. Eldridge  
Favorable 
H.3657  An Act establishing the position of town administrator in the town of Belmont  David M. Rogers   Favorable 
S.1855  An Act relative to the town clerk in the town of Upton  Michael O. Moore   Favorable 
S.1856  An Act providing for sewer commissioners in the town of Wareham  Marc R. Pacheco   Favorable 
H.3712  An Act authorizing the town of Norwood to change the use of a recreation department parcel and to erect and constitute an Eastern Massachusetts Regional Ice Skating Rink and Recreation Center  John H. Rogers   Favorable 
H.3697  An Act authorizing the town of Dartmouth to accept certain roadways as public ways  Christopher M. Markey   Favorable 
H.3740  An Act authorizing the Board of Selectmen of the town of Milford to appoint the Town Treasurer  John V. Fernandes
Richard T. Moore  
Favorable 
S.1893  An Act authorizing the city of Gardner to convey certain land to New England Power Company  Jennifer L. Flanagan   Favorable 
S.979  An Act exempting the Harbor and Shellfish Advisory Board membership from conflict of interest regarding discussion of shellfish licensing   Daniel A. Wolf   Favorable 
H.1843  An Act to ensure adequate handicapped parking  Jonathan Hecht   Favorable 
H.1165  An Act to protect residential building lots  Cleon H. Turner   Favorable 
H.1826  An Act relative to the tethering of dogs outside  Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera   Favorable 
S.933  An Act relating to mutual aid for roadway reconstruction  Sal N. DiDomenico   Favorable 
H.1857  An Act relative to streamlining municipal finance  Stephen Kulik   Favorable 
S.932  An Act amending the municipal ticket law.  Sal N. DiDomenico   Favorable 
S.934  An Act establishing a tax title collection revolving fund  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
S.936  An Act promoting cost savings in local government  Benjamin B. Downing   Favorable 
S.937  An Act promoting transparency in local government  Benjamin B. Downing   Favorable 
S.924  An Act relative to the right to dry  Michael Barrett   Favorable 
S.958  An Act relative to subdivision bonds  Michael O. Moore   Favorable 
H.1822  An Act relative to municipal use of insurance proceeds  James M. Cantwell   Favorable 
S.944  An Act relative to the effective enforcement of municipal ordinances and bylaws  James B. Eldridge   Favorable 
S.962  An Act reorganizing the Municipal Finance Oversight Board  Richard T. Moore   Favorable 
S.967  An Act relative to the powers of town moderators  Michael J. Rodrigues   Favorable 
S.977  An Act relative to Feoffees  Bruce E. Tarr   Favorable 
S.978  An Act relative to the appointment of town managers.  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.980  An Act creating the Cape and Islands Property Insurance Commission   Daniel A. Wolf   Favorable 
H.1854  An Act further regulating reporting requirements of constables.  Robert M. Koczera   Favorable 
H.3762  An Act relative to protecting puppies and kittens  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Redraft 
H.1839  An Act relative to regional stabilization funds  Anne M. Gobi
Cleon H. Turner  
Favorable with Changes 
H.3761  An Act relative to vehicles of home care clinicians  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Redraft 
H.3743  An Act authorizing the town of Stoneham to create a special fund for railroad right of way proceeds  Jason Lewis   Favorable 
H.3744  An Act authorizing the town of Stoneham to establish a special fund for the collection and disposal of trash  Jason Lewis   Favorable 
H.3767  An Act authorizing the establishment of the Mashpee Water and Sewer District  David T. Vieira   Favorable 
H.3768  An Act validating certain actions at the annual town meeting held in the town of Swampscott  Deval L. Patrick   Favorable 
H.3773  An Act relating to the issuance of temporary notes by cities, towns and districts  Stephen Kulik
Karen E. Spilka  
Favorable 
H.3776  An Act authorizing the town of Acton to transfer certain forest land to general municipal purposes  Jennifer E. Benson   Favorable 
H.3814  An Act relative to Quincy College  Ronald Mariano   Favorable 
H.3817  An Act authorizing the late filing of a tax abatement application for the Amherst Committee for a Better Chance, Inc  Ellen Story
Stanley C. Rosenberg  
Favorable 
H.3818  An Act relative to the Parks and Recreation Commission in Hardwick  Anne M. Gobi
Stephen M. Brewer  
Favorable 
H.3823  An Act creating a board of water and sewer commissioners in the city of Newburyport  Michael A. Costello
Kathleen O'Connor Ives  
Favorable 
H.3834  An Act eliminating the board of public works of the town of Acushnet  Robert M. Koczera
Mark C. Montigny  
Favorable 
S.1938  An Act authorizing the board of selectmen to exempt eco-toilet installations from sewer connections and associated betterments in the town of Falmouth  Therese Murray   Favorable 
S.1939  An Act regulating sewer betterment assessments in the town of Falmouth  Therese Murray   Favorable 
S.1941  An Act further amending Chapter 654 of the Acts of 1975  Therese Murray   Favorable with Changes 
S.1961  An Act authorizing the town of Westport to lease a certain parcel of land  Michael J. Rodrigues   Favorable 
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.1882  An Act relative to the disposal of municipally owned vacant property  Steven M. Walsh    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/9/2013 1:00:00 PM  
S.947  An Act relative to the disposal of municipally owned vacant property.  Jennifer L. Flanagan    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 7/9/2013 1:00:00 PM  
S.970  An Act to promote worksite safety and restoration of local roads  Michael F. Rush    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/1/2013 11:00:00 AM  
H.3960  An Act authorizing the town of Plymouth to exchange a parcel of land held for water purposes for a parcel of land in the town of Plymouth  Viriato Manuel deMacedo    3/21/2014   
H.3961  An Act authorizing the town of Holliston to establish a department of public works  Carolyn C. Dykema 
Karen E. Spilka  
3/21/2014   
H.3962  An Act relative to unpaid sewer use charges in the city of Holyoke  Aaron Vega    3/21/2014   
S.2065  An Act relative to the board of health in the city of Worcester  Harriette L. Chandler    3/25/2014   
S.2066  An Act relative to the charter of the town of Bellingham  Richard T. Moore    3/31/2014   
H.4029  An Act relative to the compensation of the Soldiers' Memorial Commission of the city of Holyoke  Aaron Vega    4/8/2014   
H.4028  An Act relative to the board of health in the city of Worcester  James J. O'Day    4/8/2014   
H.4027  An Act establishing an appointed town treasurer-collector position in the town of Somerset  Patricia A. Haddad    4/8/2014   
S.2081  An Act relative to the financing and construction of a sanitary sewer extension in the town of Hardwick  Stephen M. Brewer    4/7/2014   
S.2089  An Act relative to the financial condition of the city of North Adams  Benjamin B. Downing    4/14/2014   

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