Joint Committee onMunicipalities and Regional Government

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Room 413-C
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1612
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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.
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
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 municipal 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 authorizing the temporary use of the Clapp Elementary School property in the City of Woburn for civic purposes  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
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 amending chapter 101 of the acts of 1965, an act establishing 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 conveyance of a parcel of park land in the city of Salem  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 leadership and governance of 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 recreation land known as Cat Rock  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Favorable 
H.4508  An Act authorizing the town of Weston to transfer certain recreation land being portions of Nolte Forest  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 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.4433  An Act amending the charter of the town of West Springfield to establish a four-year term for the office of Mayor  Michael J. Finn    6/28/2016  Scheduled For 7/12/2016 11:00:00 AM  
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   
H.4513  An Act relative to the unfunded pension liability for retired sheriff’s department employees in Barnstable county  Sarah K. Peake    7/15/2016   
H.4526  An Act relative to the treasurer of the town of Northfield  Paul W. Mark    7/21/2016   
H.4531  An Act establishing an appointed Highway Superintendent in the town of Plympton  Thomas J. Calter    7/21/2016   
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    7/29/2016   
S.2437  An Act authorizing the Town of Boxford to establish a reserve fund for certain special education costs  Bruce E. Tarr    7/18/2016   
S.2460  An Act An act creating a department of municipal finance in the town of Carver under the direction of a finance director  Marc R. Pacheco    7/28/2016