Joint Committee onMunicipalities and Regional Government

Committee Contact Info

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
S.1057  An Act relative to local disability commission expansion  William N. Brownsberger   Favorable 
S.1059  An Act relative to preventing discriminatory land use and permitting decisions  Sonia Chang-Diaz   Favorable 
S.1065  An Act amending the municipal ticket law  Sal N. DiDomenico   Favorable 
S.1068  An Act relative to streamlining municipal finance  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
S.1073  An Act increasing recycling by landlords and tenants  James B. Eldridge   Favorable 
S.1074  An Act encouraging municipal recycling and composting  James B. Eldridge   Favorable 
S.1076  An Act relative to the effective enforcement of municipal ordinances and bylaws  James B. Eldridge   Favorable 
S.1080  An Act creating the Hampden County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 
S.1082  An Act relative to regional stabilization funds  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 
S.1085  An Act strengthening the enforcement of certain dog laws  Patricia D. Jehlen   Favorable 
S.1093  An Act allowing for the decriminalization of minor offenses  Michael O. Moore   Favorable 
S.1094  An Act relative to Parking Advancements for the Revitalization of Communities (PARC)  Kathleen O'Connor Ives   Favorable 
S.1096  An Act creating a commission to study the effects of unfunded mandates on municipalities  Kathleen O'Connor Ives   Favorable 
H.770  An Act relative to the licensing of a certain facility by the Department of Environmental Protection  RoseLee Vincent   Favorable 
H.1830  An Act relative to municipal use of insurance proceeds  James M. Cantwell   Favorable 
H.1832  An Act relating to contracts for certain town officers  Paul J. Donato   Favorable 
H.1839  An Act to ensure adequate handicapped parking  Jonathan Hecht   Favorable 
H.1845  An Act creating a commission to study the effects of unfunded mandates on municipalities  Steven S. Howitt   Favorable 
H.1835  An Act relative to regional stabilization funds  Kimberly N. Ferguson   Favorable 
H.1852  An Act relative to streamlining municipal finance  Stephen Kulik   Favorable 
H.1855  An Act relative to parking advancements for the revitalization of communities (PARC)  David Paul Linsky
Kathleen O'Connor Ives  
Favorable 
H.1851  An Act relating to the issuance of temporary notes by cities, towns and districts  Stephen Kulik   Favorable 
H.1854  An Act extending municipal bonding terms for local infrastructure development programs  Kevin J. Kuros   Favorable 
H.1860  An Act relative to vacant and abandoned property in the Commonwealth  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Favorable 
H.1861  An Act relative to handicap automobile licenses or placards  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Favorable 
H.1864  An Act relative to the effective enforcement of municipal ordinances and bylaws  David M. Rogers   Favorable 
H.1866  An Act strengthening the enforcement of certain dog laws  David M. Rogers   Favorable 
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   Favorable 
H.1874  An Act extending certain permits  Joseph F. Wagner   Favorable 
H.1867  An Act establishing a Hampshire-Franklin Commission on the Status of Women  Ellen Story   Favorable 
H.3638  An Act authorizing the town of Marshfield to withdraw from the Metropolitan Area Planning District  James M. Cantwell   Favorable 
H.4007  An Act relative to the South Essex Sewerage District  Theodore C. Speliotis
Joan B. Lovely  
Favorable 
H.4003  An Act amending the charter of the city known as the town of Greenfield  Paul W. Mark   Favorable 
H.3463  An Act establishing an Eastern Regional Commission on the status of Women and girls  Gloria L. Fox   Favorable with Changes 
H.4045  An Act relative to regional school district instructors service as an elected official in the city of New Bedford  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Redraft 
S.1090  An Act relative to vacant, foreclosing and foreclosed property in the Commonwealth  Barbara L'Italien   Favorable 
S.1100  An Act providing for a workforce housing financial plan  Anthony W. Petruccelli   Favorable 
S.1109  An Act relative to the expenditure of certain municipal and district monies  Bruce E. Tarr   Favorable 
S.1110  An Act to increase the amount that may be appropriated from the balance of a capital project fund  Bruce E. Tarr   Favorable 
S.1112  An Act relative to the appointment of town managers  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1211  An Act improving local decision making  Michael J. Rodrigues   Favorable 
S.2130  An Act authorizing the town of Hubbardston to exchange of a parcel of land located on Ragged Hill Road for a parcel of land located on Gardner Road  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 
S.2174  An Act protecting abandoned animals in vacant properties  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Redraft 
S.2090  An Act authorizing the town of Middleborough to exchange certain parcels of conservation land  Marc R. Pacheco   Favorable with Changes 
S.2042  An Act relative to the Gloucester Fisheries Commission  Bruce E. Tarr   Favorable 
H.4115  An Act to hold property owners accountable for recurring public nuisance  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Redraft 
H.1829  An Act establishing a community safe school fund  Thomas J. Calter   Favorable 
H.1844  An Act to establish commonsense permitting reforms for businesses and landowners  Kevin G. Honan   Favorable 
H.1876  An Act to protect residential building lots  Timothy R. Whelan   Favorable 
H.3851  An Act granting the city of Somerville the authority to require the adoption of institutional master plans subject to the review and approval by the municipality  Christine P. Barber
Patricia D. Jehlen  
Favorable 
H.3967  An Act relative to the lease of the Simes House in the Town of Plymouth for its historic preservation, restoration and rehabilitation  Mathew Muratore   Favorable with Changes 
S.2175  An Act relative to auxiliary police officers  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Redraft 
S.2263  An Act relative to the removal or transportation of trash  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Redraft 
S.1063  An Act authorizing municipal use of the prudent investor standards  Viriato M. deMacedo   Favorable 
S.1079  An Act to allow simple majority voting  Jennifer L. Flanagan   Favorable 
S.1103  An Act relative to protecting puppies and kittens  Karen E. Spilka   Favorable 
S.1091  An Act relative to local review for public structures  Joan B. Lovely   Favorable 
S.1113  An Act relative to the maintenance of private roads, bridges, and amenities in municipalities  Daniel A. Wolf   Favorable with Changes 
S.1081  An Act relative to dog pens and kennels  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable with Changes 
S.2229  An Act relative to tethering of dogs  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Redraft 
H.4148  An Act to allow municipalities to invest in credit unions  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Redraft 
H.4051  An Act making a corrective change for a certain reserve fund in the town of Hingham  Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 
H.4158  An Act authorizing the town of Rehoboth to transfer a conservation easement on a certain parcel of land  Steven S. Howitt
James E. Timilty  
Favorable 
H.4159  An Act authorizing the city of Springfield to convert certain park land to construct a senior center, and to convert certain land to the Springfield Park Commission as replacement park property  Benjamin Swan   Favorable 
S.2206  An Act revising the charter of the town of Swampscott  Thomas M. McGee   Favorable 
S.2188  An Act relative to partition fences  Benjamin B. Downing   Favorable 
H.4326  An Act relative to the cultivation of marijuana and marihuana  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Redraft 
H.4331  An Act to modernize municipal finance and government  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Redraft 
S.2225  An Act relative to contracts in the city of Somerville  Patricia D. Jehlen   Favorable 
S.2250  An Act authorizing the town of Mendon to return a certain parcel in the town of Mendon to John D. Gannett, Jr. and Ute D. Gannett  Ryan C. Fattman   Favorable 
H.4262  An Act authorizing the city of Holyoke to establish a program for enforcement against illegal dumping  Aaron Vega   Favorable 
H.4300  An Act authorizing the Plymouth County Contributory Retirement System to issue pension funding bonds or notes  Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 
S.2249  An Act relative to the temporary use of the Clapp School in the City of Woburn  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.4327  An Act requiring voters to re-accept the provisions of Chapter 44B once every five years from the date of their original acceptance  David F. DeCoste    5/23/2016   
H.4328  An Act relative to the Hampshire Regional Council of Governments  Peter V. Kocot    5/23/2016   
H.4302  An Act authorizing the city of Springfield to convert certain park land at Emerson Wight Park to construct a community center and alleviate traffic congestion, and to acquire and dedicate replacement park land  Carlos Gonzalez    5/19/2016   
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  
5/23/2016   
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  
5/23/2016   
H.4316  An Act relative to the town administrator in the town of Hingham  Garrett J. Bradley    5/23/2016   
S.2300  An Act authorizing the town of Spencer to issue certain bonds for terms of 30 years  Anne M. Gobi    5/23/2016   
H.4346  An Act relative to the issuance of certain bonds by the town of Pembroke  Josh S. Cutler    5/31/2016