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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.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
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
H.1873  An Act relative to handicap automobile licenses or placards  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Favorable 
H.1862  An Act supporting municipal fiscal stability through a special education stabilization fund  Jason Lewis
Cleon H. Turner  
Favorable 
H.1865  An Act authorizing municipalities to utilize funds from enterprise accounts  Ronald Mariano
John F. Keenan  
Favorable 
H.1879  An Act relative to coverage of medical emergency communication costs  Cleon H. Turner   Favorable 
H.1871  An Act authorizing alternate members on local historical commissions  Sarah K. Peake   Favorable 
H.3512  An Act relative to the disposal of certain real property in the town of Framingham   Chris Walsh   Favorable 
H.3518  An Act relative to the membership of the conservation commission of the town of Dedham  Paul McMurtry
Michael F. Rush  
Favorable 
H.3521  An Act authorizing the town of Barnstable to lease land for use as a for-profit museum  Brian R. Mannal   Favorable 
H.3533  An Act relative to the form of government in the town of Paxton  Kimberly N. Ferguson   Favorable 
H.3543  AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE TOWN MANAGER OF THE TOWN OF HANOVER  Rhonda Nyman   Favorable 
S.1799  An Act relative to the board of selectmen of the town of Groveland  Bruce E. Tarr   Favorable 
S.942  An Act protecting abandoned animals in vacant properties  James B. Eldridge   Favorable with Changes 
H.3483  An Act authorizing the town of Andover to exchange certain parcels of land  Frank A. Moran   Favorable with Changes 
H.3624  An Act relative to the insurance contributions of certain elected officials in the town of Dartmouth   Christopher M. Markey   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1866  Study order for the joint committee on Municipalities and Regional Government relative to dangerous dogs  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Study 
H.3658  An Act to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Redraft 
S.1802  An Act authorizing the town of Falmouth to borrow money for the repayment of certain indebtedness  Therese Murray   Favorable 
S.935  An Act increasing the membership of the city of Lowell board of license commissioners from 3 to 5 members   Eileen M. Donoghue   Favorable 
S.1815  An Act relative to the granting of an easement at Rea's Pond Sewer Pump Station in the town of North Andover   Bruce E. Tarr   Favorable 
S.1844  An Act authorizing the town of Petersham to borrow outside the debt limit for a certain town project  Stephen M. Brewer   Favorable 
S.1851  An Act authorizing the city of Fall River to use certain park land for combined sewer overflow control  Michael J. Rodrigues   Favorable 
H.3486  An Act relative to the town manager in the town of Cohasset  Garrett J. Bradley
Robert L. Hedlund  
Favorable 
H.3545  An Act relative to the charter of the town of Townsend   Sheila C. Harrington
Jennifer L. Flanagan  
Favorable 
H.3549  An Act authorizing the town administrator of Southborough to sign warrants  Carolyn C. Dykema
James B. Eldridge  
Favorable 
H.3550  An Act relative to the town treasurer-collector in the town of Hingham  Garrett J. Bradley
Robert L. Hedlund  
Favorable 
H.3551  An Act increasing the membership of the board of selectmen in the town of Southborough  Carolyn C. Dykema
James B. Eldridge  
Favorable 
H.3576  An Act authorizing the town of Avon to establish a department of public works  William C. Galvin   Favorable 
H.3577  An Act relative to the charter for the town of Harwich  Sarah K. Peake   Favorable 
H.3578  An Act relative to the inspector of plumbing and gas fitting in the town of South Hadley  John W. Scibak
Stanley C. Rosenberg  
Favorable 
H.3579  An Act authorizing the town of Mashpee to convey an interest in certain town owned land to the town of Barnstable  David T. Vieira   Favorable 
H.3582  An Act extending sewer betterment repayments in the town of Easton   Claire D. Cronin   Favorable 
H.3583  An Act reducing the sewer betterment interest rate on repayments in the town of Easton   Claire D. Cronin   Favorable 
H.3592  An Act relative to the establishment of a special capital fund in the town of Acushnet  Robert M. Koczera
Mark C. Montigny  
Favorable 
H.3605  An Act relative to the grant of authority to the town of Marion  William M. Straus   Favorable 
H.3619  An Act relative to certain parcels of land in the city of Northampton and the town of Williamsburg  Stephen Kulik
Benjamin B. Downing  
Favorable 
H.3623  An Act authorizing the town of Dartmouth to establish an enterprise fund.  Christopher M. Markey   Favorable 
H.3630  An Act relative to the town of Dennis Barrier Beach Protection Stabilization Fund   Cleon H. Turner   Favorable 
S.1842  An Act establishing the MetroWest commission on the status of women and girls  Karen E. Spilka   Favorable with Changes 
H.3687  An Act authorizing the city of Revere to issue bonds or notes for the payment of a certain litigation settlement  Kathi-Anne Reinstein
Anthony W. Petruccelli  
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   
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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