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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
House Information
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.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 
S.1803  An Act revising the charter for the city of Pittsfield  Benjamin B. Downing   Favorable 
S.1798  An Act relative to the charter of the town of Rockland  John F. Keenan   Favorable 
S.1794  An Act authorizing the town of Arlington to establish a special account for the purchase, installation and maintenance of public works of art  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
S.1792  An Act providing for a charter for the town of Sandwich  Therese Murray   Favorable 
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 
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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