Joint Committee onMunicipalities and Regional Government

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Room 413-C
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1612
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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
Apr 7 2015 1:00 PM Home rule petitions

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May 12 2015 1:00 PM Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government (no topics published)   Canceled 428
May 12 2015 1:00 PM Home Rule Petitions

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Completed 428
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.1093  An Act allowing for the decriminalization of minor offenses  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015   
S.1089  An Act supporting municipal fiscal stability through a special education stabilization fund  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015   
S.1086  An Act authorizing cities and towns to prohibit the sale or use of polystyrene packaging  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015   
H.1829  An Act establishing a community safe school fund  Thomas J. Calter    3/11/2015   
H.1860  An Act relative to vacant and abandoned property in the Commonwealth  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.1852  An Act relative to streamlining municipal finance  Stephen Kulik    3/11/2015   
S.1085  An Act strengthening the enforcement of certain dog laws  Patricia D. Jehlen    4/15/2015   
H.1838  An Act relative to zoning and solar farms  Susan Williams Gifford    3/11/2015   
H.1872  An Act relative to unpaid sewer use charges in the city of Holyoke  Aaron Vega    3/11/2015   
H.1833  An Act relative to the powers and duties of cities and towns  Paul J. Donato    3/11/2015   
H.1865  An Act protecting abandoned animals in vacant properties  David M. Rogers    3/11/2015   
H.1864  An Act relative to the effective enforcement of municipal ordinances and bylaws  David M. Rogers    3/11/2015   
H.1876  An Act to protect residential building lots  Timothy R. Whelan    3/11/2015   
H.1877  An Act relative to the maintenance of private roads, beaches and amenities in municipalities  Timothy R. Whelan    3/11/2015   
H.1866  An Act strengthening the enforcement of certain dog laws  David M. Rogers    3/11/2015   
H.1839  An Act to ensure adequate handicapped parking  Jonathan Hecht    3/11/2015   
S.1081  An Act relative to dog pens and kennels  Anne M. Gobi    4/15/2015   
H.1840  An Act to update the public shade tree law  Jonathan Hecht    3/11/2015   
S.1078  An Act relative to the charter of the town of Sutton  Ryan C. Fattman    4/15/2015   
S.1101  An Act establishing the Assawompset pond complex flood management district commission  Michael J. Rodrigues    4/15/2015   
H.1855  An Act relative to parking advancements for the revitalization of communities (PARC)  David Paul Linsky 
Kathleen O'Connor Ives  
3/11/2015   
H.1856  An Act relative to sanctuary cities and towns  Marc T. Lombardo    3/11/2015   
S.1092  An Act relative to tethering of dogs  Mark C. Montigny    4/15/2015   
S.1060  An Act enhancing identification of taxicab operators  Cynthia S. Creem    4/15/2015   
H.1848  An Act to ensure adequate care of animals in cities and towns  Louis L. Kafka    3/11/2015   
H.1857  An Act to allow municipalities to exempt small projects from the prevailing wage law  James J. Lyons, Jr.    3/11/2015   
S.1071  An Act promoting cost savings and transparency in local government  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015   
S.1112  An Act relative to the appointment of town managers  James E. Timilty    4/15/2015   
S.1103  An Act relative to protecting puppies and kittens  Karen E. Spilka    4/15/2015   
H.1851  An Act relating to the issuance of temporary notes by cities, towns and districts  Stephen Kulik    3/11/2015   
H.1826  An Act relative to protecting puppies and kittens  Garrett J. Bradley    3/11/2015   
H.1845  An Act creating a commission to study the effects of unfunded mandates on municipalities  Steven S. Howitt    3/11/2015   
H.1875  An Act to amend Section 1A, Chapter 40A of the General Laws relative to Zoning  Chris Walsh    3/11/2015   
H.1849  An Act to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth  Jay R. Kaufman    3/11/2015   
H.1834  An Act relative to community regional impact between neighboring towns  Carolyn C. Dykema    3/11/2015   
H.1835  An Act relative to regional stabilization funds  Kimberly N. Ferguson    3/11/2015   
S.1087  An Act to enforce snow removal requirements  John F. Keenan    4/15/2015   
H.1854  An Act extending municipal bonding terms for local infrastructure development programs  Kevin J. Kuros    3/11/2015   
H.1878  An Act relative to regional stabilization funds  Timothy R. Whelan    3/11/2015   
H.1868  An Act promoting smart growth via cluster development  William M. Straus    3/11/2015   
H.1830  An Act relative to municipal use of insurance proceeds  James M. Cantwell    3/11/2015   
S.1063  An Act authorizing municipal use of the prudent investor standards  Viriato M. deMacedo    4/15/2015   
S.1062  An Act relative to ensuring the safety of sober houses  Viriato M. deMacedo    4/15/2015   
H.1837  An Act relative to flood storage  Sean Garballey    3/11/2015   
S.1064  An Act relative to the establishment of a county stabilization fund  Viriato M. deMacedo    4/15/2015   
S.1058  An Act relative to redevelopment in the Roxbury area of the city of Boston  Sonia Chang-Diaz    4/15/2015   
S.1059  An Act relative to preventing discriminatory land use and permitting decisions  Sonia Chang-Diaz    4/15/2015   
S.1102  An Act to support the equitable utilization of third party consultants in land use determinations  Michael F. Rush    4/15/2015   
S.1057  An Act relative to local disability commission expansion  William N. Brownsberger    4/15/2015   
S.1061  An Act relative to the removal or transportation of trash  Cynthia S. Creem    4/15/2015   
H.1853  An Act authorizing the Turners Falls Fire District to establish certain funds  Stephen Kulik    3/11/2015   
H.1873  An Act relative to the maintenance of private roads, beaches and amenities in municipalities  David T. Vieira    3/11/2015   
H.3462  An Act relative to direct deposit of employee compensation  John V. Fernandes    5/18/2015   
S.1100  An Act providing for a workforce housing financial plan  Anthony W. Petruccelli    4/15/2015   
H.1831  An Act supporting municipal fiscal stability through a special education stabilization fund  Michael S. Day    3/11/2015   
S.1056  An Act relative to solar drying of laundry  Michael J. Barrett    4/15/2015   
S.1088  An Act relative to MBTA billboards in the city of Quincy  John F. Keenan    4/15/2015   
S.1079  An Act to allow simple majority voting  Jennifer L. Flanagan    4/15/2015   
H.1828  An Act regarding revenue sharing with cities and towns  Antonio F. D. Cabral    3/11/2015   
H.1862  An Act relative to the approval of town insurance appropriations  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/11/2015   
H.1861  An Act relative to handicap automobile licenses or placards  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/11/2015   
H.1844  An Act to establish commonsense permitting reforms for businesses and landowners  Kevin G. Honan    3/11/2015   
H.1843  An Act to promote open space residential development  Kevin G. Honan    3/11/2015   
H.1850  An Act relative to relative to subdivision plans  Robert M. Koczera    3/11/2015   
H.1841  An Act to clarify site plan review  Kevin G. Honan    3/11/2015   
H.1842  An Act reducing impervious surfaces  Kevin G. Honan    3/11/2015   
H.1832  An Act relating to contracts for certain town officers  Paul J. Donato    3/11/2015   
S.1113  An Act relative to the maintenance of private roads, bridges, and amenities in municipalities  Daniel A. Wolf    4/15/2015   
H.3266  An Act relative to puppy mills  Bruce J. Ayers    3/27/2015   
S.1084  An Act relative to constitutional rights  Donald F. Humason, Jr.    4/15/2015   
S.1068  An Act relative to streamlining municipal finance  Kenneth J. Donnelly    4/15/2015   
H.1827  An Act establishing the Plymouth County government  Michael D. Brady    3/11/2015   
S.1080  An Act creating the Hampden County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls  Anne M. Gobi    4/15/2015   
S.1072  An Act protecting abandoned animals in vacant properties  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
S.1073  An Act increasing recycling by landlords and tenants  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
S.1074  An Act encouraging municipal recycling and composting  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
S.1075  An Act promoting healthy communities  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
S.1082  An Act relative to regional stabilization funds  Anne M. Gobi    4/15/2015   
S.1076  An Act relative to the effective enforcement of municipal ordinances and bylaws  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
S.1077  An Act promoting municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
S.1094  An Act relative to Parking Advancements for the Revitalization of Communities (PARC)  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    4/15/2015   
H.1879  An Act to allow municipalities to invest in credit unions  Jonathan D. Zlotnik    3/11/2015   
S.1105  An Act relative to confidentiality of reports of rape and related offenses  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.1095  An Act authorizing the conveyance of certain property in the town of Salisbury  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    4/15/2015   
H.1847  An Act to support the equitable utilization of third party consultants in land use determinations  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.3464  An Act enhancing the utilization of certain mitigation funds  Thomas M. Stanley    5/18/2015   
S.1065  An Act amending the municipal ticket law  Sal N. DiDomenico    4/15/2015   
S.1070  An Act establishing community benefit districts  Eileen M. Donoghue    4/15/2015   
S.1090  An Act relative to vacant, foreclosing and foreclosed property in the Commonwealth  Barbara L'Italien    4/15/2015   
H.1863  An Act relative to authorizing governmental bodies and other approved parties to use shared legal representation and consultants in matters of common interest  Denise Provost    3/11/2015   
H.1871  An Act relative to the South Essex Sewerage District in the city of Salem  Paul Tucker    3/11/2015   
S.1106  An Act authorizing the relocation, replacement, reconstruction and maintenance of a piling supported building in the town of Newbury  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 5/12/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1107  An Act relative to land use regulations  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
H.1874  An Act extending certain permits  Joseph F. Wagner    3/11/2015   
H.1870  An Act limiting time period parking parking lots can remain open  Walter F. Timilty    3/11/2015   
S.1104  An Act relative to local licenses and permits  Karen E. Spilka    4/15/2015   
S.1108  An Act relative to landlord notification  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
H.1836  An Act relative to zoning  Ann-Margaret Ferrante    3/11/2015   
S.1096  An Act creating a commission to study the effects of unfunded mandates on municipalities  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    4/15/2015   
H.3463  An Act establishing an Eastern Regional Commission on the status of Women and girls  Gloria L. Fox    5/18/2015   
S.1109  An Act relative to the expenditure of certain municipal and district monies  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.1110  An Act to increase the amount that may be appropriated from the balance of a capital project fund  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.1111  An Act relative to auxiliary police officers  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.1099  An Act relative to the Community Events Fund in the town of Wareham  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 5/12/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1069  An Act to end the stigmatization of out-of-wedlock births  Kenneth J. Donnelly    4/15/2015   
S.1091  An Act relative to local review for public structures  Joan B. Lovely    4/15/2015   
S.1098  An Act relative to submitting annual reports of cities and towns to the State Library  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    4/15/2015   
S.1097  An Act relative to annual reports of cities and towns  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    4/15/2015   
H.1825  An Act to hold property owners accountable for recurring public nuisance  Bruce J. Ayers    3/11/2015   
H.1867  An Act establishing a Hampshire-Franklin Commission on the Status of Women  Ellen Story    3/11/2015   
H.3195  An Act to amend Section 7, Chapter 143 of the Acts of 1949, an act establishing in the Town of Framingham Representative Town Government by Limited Town Meeting  Chris Walsh    3/30/2015   
H.3325  An Act relative to an affordable housing trust in the town of Duxbury  Josh S. Cutler 
Thomas J. Calter  
3/31/2015   
H.3328  An Act Establishing an Appointed Treasurer for the City of Holyoke  Aaron Vega    3/31/2015   
H.3329  An Act Reducing the Size of the City Council of the City of Holyoke  Aaron Vega    3/31/2015   
H.3326  An Act relative to snow removal penalties  Daniel J. Hunt    3/31/2015   
H.3343  An Act relative to an amendment of the Act Providing for a Town Manager in the Town of Duxbury, Chapter 353, Acts of 1987  Josh S. Cutler    4/21/2015   
H.3344  An Act relative to the composition of the Salem Board of Health  Paul Tucker 
Joan B. Lovely  
4/21/2015   
H.3361  An Act relative to the taking of property by the Medway Redevelopment Authority  John V. Fernandes 
Karen E. Spilka  
5/12/2015   
H.3550  An Act authorizing the establishment of a municipal job creation and retention trust and project mitigation contribution ("linkage") program for job creation and retention in the city of Somerville  Christine P. Barber 
Patricia D. Jehlen  
5/26/2015