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Joint Committee onMunicipalities and Regional Government

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Senate Information
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.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 
H.3496  An Act authorizing increased fees for special details performed by public employees in the city of Melrose  Paul Brodeur
Katherine M. Clark  
Favorable 
H.3498  An Act relative to the elderly and disabled taxation aid committee in the town of Harvard  Jennifer E. Benson   Favorable 
H.3499  An Act relative to police detail work in the town of Harvard  Jennifer E. Benson   Favorable 
S.1784  An Act authorizing the city of Lynn to establish a program for enforcement against illegal dumping.  Thomas M. McGee   Favorable 
S.1786  An Act authorizing the town of Nahant to issue certain bond anticipation notes  Thomas M. McGee   Favorable 
H.1860  An Act relative to Cable PEG Access Enterprise Fund  Kevin J. Kuros   Favorable 
H.3509  An Act relative to insurance proceeds from property claims in the town of Northborough  Danielle W. Gregoire   Favorable 
H.3510  An Act relative to insurance proceeds for injured police and fire personnel in the town of Northborough   Danielle W. Gregoire   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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