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
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.4526  An Act relative to the treasurer of the town of Northfield  Paul W. Mark   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.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.4531  An Act establishing an appointed Highway Superintendent in the town of Plympton  Thomas J. Calter   Favorable 
H.4575  An Act authorizing the appointment of a superintendent of streets in the town of Middlefield  Stephen Kulik
Benjamin B. Downing  
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  
S.2481  An Act authorizing assessment of sewer betterments and privilege fees in the Town of Salisbury  Kathleen O'Connor Ives   Favorable 
S.2483  An Act relative to the charter of the town of Wareham  Marc R. Pacheco   Favorable 
H.4355  An Act relative to confirming title to the property at 46 Alden Street, Provincetown  Sarah K. Peake   Favorable 
S.2496  An Act relative to the town charter of Abington  John F. Keenan   Favorable 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.2500  An Act establishing an arts, culture and tourism promotion fund in the city of New Bedford  Mark C. Montigny    10/24/2016   
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