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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.
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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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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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Mar 11 2014 1:00 PM Land & Home Rules

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Completed B-2
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.3768  An Act validating certain actions at the annual town meeting held in the town of Swampscott  Deval L. Patrick   Favorable 
H.3773  An Act relating to the issuance of temporary notes by cities, towns and districts  Stephen Kulik
Karen E. Spilka  
Favorable 
H.3776  An Act authorizing the town of Acton to transfer certain forest land to general municipal purposes  Jennifer E. Benson   Favorable 
H.3814  An Act relative to Quincy College  Ronald Mariano   Favorable 
H.3817  An Act authorizing the late filing of a tax abatement application for the Amherst Committee for a Better Chance, Inc  Ellen Story
Stanley C. Rosenberg  
Favorable 
H.3818  An Act relative to the Parks and Recreation Commission in Hardwick  Anne M. Gobi
Stephen M. Brewer  
Favorable 
H.3823  An Act creating a board of water and sewer commissioners in the city of Newburyport  Michael A. Costello
Kathleen O'Connor Ives  
Favorable 
H.3834  An Act eliminating the board of public works of the town of Acushnet  Robert M. Koczera
Mark C. Montigny  
Favorable 
S.1938  An Act authorizing the board of selectmen to exempt eco-toilet installations from sewer connections and associated betterments in the town of Falmouth  Therese Murray   Favorable 
S.1939  An Act regulating sewer betterment assessments in the town of Falmouth  Therese Murray   Favorable 
S.1941  An Act further amending Chapter 654 of the Acts of 1975  Therese Murray   Favorable with Changes 
S.1961  An Act authorizing the town of Westport to lease a certain parcel of land  Michael J. Rodrigues   Favorable 
S.960  An Act empowering zoning boards of appeals  Richard T. Moore   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3862  An Act establishing a parks & fields capital enhancements special revenue fund in the city of Marlborough  Danielle W. Gregoire   Favorable 
H.1861  An Act extending municipal bonding terms for local infrastructure development programs  Kevin J. Kuros   Favorable 
H.1869  An Act relative to vacant and abandoned property in the Commonwealth  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.   Favorable 
H.3863  An Act authorizing the lease of air rights over a portion of a municipal off-street parking area - rear of the property located at 280-290 Harvard Street  Frank I. Smizik   Favorable 
H.3875  An Act amending the Chapter 656 of the Acts of 1989 in the City of Springfield  Benjamin Swan   Favorable 
H.3896  An Act Relative to the Harbormaster in the City of New Bedford  William M. Straus   Favorable 
H.3902  An Act relative to certain conservation land in the town of Duxbury  Josh S. Cutler
Thomas J. Calter  
Favorable 
H.3915  An Act relative to the term of mayor of the City of Salem  John D. Keenan   Favorable 
H.3919  An Act relative to the charter of the city of Somerville  Denise Provost
Patricia D. Jehlen  
Favorable 
H.3955  An Act relative to the charter of the town of Dedham  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Redraft 
H.1852  An Act to ensure adequate care of animals in cities and towns  Louis L. Kafka   Favorable with Changes 
S.1995  An Act authorizing the Wilkinsonville Water District to convey a certain parcel of land  Richard T. Moore   Favorable 
S.1991  An Act authorizing the temporary use of certain park lands in the city of Newton  Cynthia S. Creem   Favorable 
S.1994  An Act amending the charter of the city known as the Town of Greenfield  Stanley C. Rosenberg   Favorable 
S.2005  An Act establishing a charter for the town of Wrentham  Richard J. Ross   Favorable 
S.940  An Act encouraging municipal recycling and composting  James B. Eldridge   Favorable with Changes 
S.941  An Act increasing recycling by landlords and tenants  James B. Eldridge   Favorable 
S.953  An Act authorizing cities and towns to prohibit the sale or use of polystyrene packaging  Brian A. Joyce   Favorable 
H.1831  An Act establishing the Plymouth County Government  Geoff Diehl   Favorable 
H.1829  An Act relative to the establishment of a county stabilization fund  Viriato Manuel deMacedo   Favorable 
H.1830  An Act authorizing municipal use of the prudent investor standards  Viriato Manuel deMacedo   Favorable 
H.1842  An Act to update the public shade tree law  Jonathan Hecht   Favorable 

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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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