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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
S.945  An Act to mitigate water resource impacts  James B. Eldridge   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3336  An Act relative to certain parcels of land in the city of Revere  Kathi-Anne Reinstein   Favorable with Changes 
H.3303  An Act relative to the harbor master in the town of Mattapoisett  William M. Straus   Favorable 
H.1819  An Act relative to the town of Foxboro  F. Jay Barrows
James E. Timilty  
Favorable 
H.1833  An Act relative to combining the offices of town treasurer and town collector in the town of Dudley  Peter J. Durant
Richard T. Moore  
Favorable 
H.1835  An Act amending the charter of the town of Westborough  Carolyn C. Dykema   Favorable 
H.1836  An Act authorizing the city of Malden to convey a sewer easement over a portion of certain park land  Christopher G. Fallon
Katherine M. Clark  
Favorable with Changes 
H.1848  An Act amending the charter of the town of Norton  Steven S. Howitt
F. Jay Barrows  
Favorable 
H.1868  An Act validating the actions taken by assistant tax collector, Rosemarie Driscoll, in the town of Weymouth  Ronald Mariano   Favorable 
H.1870  An Act authorizing the town of West Boylston to assess compensatory sewer privilege fees  James J. O'Day
Harriette L. Chandler  
Favorable 
H.1875  An Act creating a library building fund for the town of Wales  Todd M. Smola
Stephen M. Brewer  
Favorable 
H.1877  An Act relative to the sale and storage of goods in public ways in the city of Springfield  Benjamin Swan   Favorable 
H.3226  An Act authorizing the city of Springfield to exchange parcels of land  Sean Curran   Favorable 
H.3324  An Act relative to the Community Preservation Committee in the town of Nantucket  Timothy R. Madden
Daniel A. Wolf  
Favorable 
H.3355  An Act amending the charter of the town of Abington  Geoff Diehl
John F. Keenan  
Favorable 
H.3357  An Act relative to the capital investment fund of the town of Sterling   Harold P. Naughton, Jr.
Kimberly N. Ferguson  
Favorable 
H.3358  An Act authorizing the town of Framingham to place municipal charge liens on certain properties in the town of Framingham for nonpayment of any local charges, fee or fine   Chris Walsh   Favorable 
S.927  An Act establishing the Worcester County Commission on the Status of Women  Harriette L. Chandler   Favorable 
S.956  An Act limiting the number of terms served by the president of the city council of the city of Holyoke  Michael R. Knapik   Favorable 
S.965  An Act further regulating dogs in the town of Wareham  Marc R. Pacheco   Favorable 
S.966  An Act authorizing the rent board of the town of Middleborough to impose fees for the employment of outside consultants  Marc R. Pacheco   Favorable 
S.973  An Act authorizing the city of Newburyport to impose liens upon properties in the town of Newbury which connect to the water and sewer systems of the city  Bruce E. Tarr   Favorable 
S.1752  An Act authorizing the town of Belchertown to convey certain conservation land  Gale D. Candaras   Favorable 
H.3411  An Act authorizing the town of Hingham to change the use of certain parcels of land in the town  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Redraft 
H.1865  An Act authorizing municipalities to utilize funds from enterprise accounts  Ronald Mariano
John F. Keenan  
Favorable 
H.1841  An Act authorizing the town of Groton, acting by and through its Board of Selectmen and Board of Water Commissioners, to convey a conservation restriction on certain parcels of land to the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife by its Department of Fish and Game  Sheila C. Harrington   Favorable 
H.3356  An Act establishing a 3-member board of selectmen in the town of Ayer  Sheila C. Harrington   Favorable 
H.1880  An Act relative to the maintenance of private roads, beaches and amenities in municipalities  Cleon H. Turner   Favorable 
S.1764  An Act relative to a water storage facility in the city of Fall River  Michael J. Rodrigues   Favorable 
H.3314  An Act authorizing the town of Nantucket to convey certain land to the Nantucket Islands Land Bank  Timothy R. Madden
Daniel A. Wolf  
Favorable with Changes 
H.1858  An Act to include fire districts  Stephen Kulik   Favorable with Changes 
H.3439  An Act amending the charter for the Town of Randolph  Walter F. Timilty   Favorable 
S.402  An Act authorizing the relocation, replacement, reconstruction and maintenance of a piling supported building in the town of Newbury  Bruce E. Tarr   Favorable 
H.1872  An Act relative to health insurance for elected officials in the town of Harwich  Sarah K. Peake
Daniel A. Wolf  
Favorable 
S.931  An Act enhancing identification of taxicab operators  Cynthia S. Creem   Favorable 
S.972  An Act to assist public water suppliers and to safeguard adequate water supplies  Karen E. Spilka   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1769  An Act authorizing the lease of certain property in the town of Ludlow  Gale D. Candaras   Favorable with Changes 
H.3465  An Act validating the date of incorporation of the town of Oxford  Deval L. Patrick   Favorable 
H.3474  An Act relative to a conservation restriction in the town of Stow  Kate Hogan   Favorable 
H.3477  An Act authorizing the City of Leominster to pay a certain unpaid bill  Dennis A. Rosa
Jennifer L. Flanagan  
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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