Joint Committee onMunicipalities and Regional Government

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Senate Information
Room 413-C
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1612
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.
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.4302  An Act authorizing the city of Springfield to convert certain park land at Emerson Wight Park  Carlos Gonzalez   Favorable 
H.4318  An Act amending the charter of the Town of Nantucket concerning newspaper publication of town meeting warrants  Timothy R. Madden
Daniel A. Wolf  
Favorable 
H.4316  An Act relative to the town administrator in the town of Hingham  Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 
H.4328  An Act relative to the Hampshire Council of Governments   Peter V. Kocot   Favorable 
H.4372  An Act to change the town lines between the towns of Aquinnah and Chilmark  Timothy R. Madden
Daniel A. Wolf  
Favorable 
H.4378  An Act establishing a certain reserve fund in the town of Middleton  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.   Favorable 
H.4379  An Act authorizing the change of use of certain park land in the town of South Hadley  John W. Scibak   Favorable 
H.4346  An Act relative to the issuance of certain bonds by the town of Pembroke  Josh S. Cutler   Favorable with Changes 
H.4317  An Act authorizing the Town of Nantucket to impose a real estate transfer fee for affordable and workforce housing  Timothy R. Madden
Daniel A. Wolf  
Favorable with Changes 
H.4375  An Act authorizing the town of Plymouth to establish a special fund  Mathew Muratore   Favorable 
H.4380  An Act providing for alternate members of the old and historic district commission of the town of Marblehead  Lori A. Ehrlich   Favorable 
S.2300  An Act authorizing the town of Spencer to issue certain bonds for terms of 30 years  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 
H.4411  An Act relative to the charter of the town of Westborough  Danielle W. Gregoire   Favorable 
H.4412  An Act authorizing the town of Dennis to establish a landfill solar special revenue fund  Timothy R. Whelan   Favorable 
H.4447  An Act authorizing the town of Orleans to amend a certain conservation restriction  Sarah K. Peake   Favorable 
H.4464  An Act authorizing the city of Salem to convey a certain parcel of park land.  Paul Tucker
Joan B. Lovely  
Favorable 
H.4446  An Act relative to the procedure for municipal acceptance of subdivision roads in the town of Natick  David Paul Linsky   Favorable with Changes 
S.2355  An Act relative to the membership of the conservation commission of the town of Sturbridge  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 
S.2397  An Act relative to the selection of school committeepersons in the city known as the Town of Agawam  Donald F. Humason, Jr.   Favorable 
H.4507  An Act authorizing the town of Weston to transfer certain land known as Cat Rock  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Favorable 
H.4508  An Act authorizing the town of Weston to transfer certain parcels of recreation land from the recreation commission to the conservation commission  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Favorable 
H.4533  An Act authorizing the town of Boylston to sell a portion of a certain town property  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Favorable 
H.4564  An Act authorizing the City of Springfield to convert Park land at Ruth Elizabeth Park for traffic improvement use pursuant to article 97, and to acquire and dedicate replacement park land  Benjamin Swan   Favorable 
H.4433  An Act establishing a 4-year term for the office of mayor in the city known as the town of West Springfield   Michael J. Finn   Favorable 
S.2437  An Act authorizing the Town of Boxford to establish a reserve fund for certain special education costs  Bruce E. Tarr   Favorable 
S.2460  An Act creating a department of municipal finance in the town of Carver under the direction of a finance director  Marc R. Pacheco   Favorable 
H.4513  An Act relative to the unfunded pension liability for retired sheriff’s department employees in Barnstable county  Sarah K. Peake   Favorable 
H.4526  An Act relative to the treasurer of the town of Northfield  Paul W. Mark   Favorable 
H.4531  An Act establishing an appointed Highway Superintendent in the town of Plympton  Thomas J. Calter   Favorable 
H.4555  An Act authorizing the Silver Lake Regional School District to convey a certain parcel of land to the town of Kingston  Thomas J. Calter   Favorable 
H.4575  An Act authorizing the appointment of a superintendent of streets the town of Middlefield  Stephen Kulik
Benjamin B. Downing  
Favorable 
H.4583  An Act relative to the position of appointed collector in the town of Northfield  Paul W. Mark   Favorable 
H.4598  An Act relative to a municipal employee in the town of Lee, the town of Lenox, or the town of Stockbridge acting in relation to an intermunicipal agreement  William Smitty Pignatelli
Benjamin B. Downing  
Favorable 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.4355  An Act relative to confirming title to the property at 46 Alden Street, Provincetown  Sarah K. Peake    8/25/2016   
H.4445  An Act authorizing the town of Mendon to convey a certain parcel of land in the town of Mendon to John D. Gannett, Jr. and Ute D. Gannett  John V. Fernandes    6/30/2016   
S.2481  An Act authorizing assessment of sewer betterments and privilege fees in the Town of Salisbury  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    8/18/2016   
S.2483  An Act relative to the charter of the town of Wareham  Marc R. Pacheco    8/29/2016