Joint Committee onMunicipalities and Regional Government

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Senate Information
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.3685  An Act to amend the town charter of Concord  Cory Atkins   Favorable 
H.3708  An Act relative to the charter of the town of Harwich  Sarah K. Peake
Daniel A. Wolf  
Favorable 
H.3709  An Act relative to the creation of a capital stabilization fund in the town of Winchendon  Jonathan D. Zlotnik
Anne M. Gobi  
Favorable 
H.3738  An Act Relative to the Position of Highway Surveyor in the Town of Hanson  Josh S. Cutler   Favorable 
H.3729  An Act relative to the street closure permitting process in the city of Boston  Angelo M. Scaccia   Favorable 
H.3789  An Act authorizing the town of Lakeville to convey certain property to the city of Taunton  Keiko M. Orrall
Michael J. Rodrigues  
Favorable 
S.1992  An Act authorizing the town of Milton to establish a special purpose stabilization fund  Brian A. Joyce   Favorable 
S.2002  An Act relative to the appointment of assistant city clerks in the city of Gardner  Jennifer L. Flanagan   Favorable 
S.1995  An Act relative to constables in the town of Middleborough  Marc R. Pacheco   Favorable 
H.3818  An Act exempting the city of Springfield from certain provisions of the General Laws and authorizing it to lease certain park land  Carlos Gonzalez   Favorable 
H.3855  An Act relative to certain bonds issued by the town of Hull  Garrett J. Bradley
Robert L. Hedlund  
Favorable 
H.3865  An Act providing for the appointment of a superintendent of streets in the town of Hardwick  Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr.   Favorable 
H.3883  An Act providing for a selectmen – town manager form of government in the town of Wellesley  Alice Hanlon Peisch   Favorable 
H.3326  An Act relative to snow removal penalties  Daniel J. Hunt   Favorable 
H.3866  An Act authorizing the city of Leominster to pay a certain unpaid bill  Dennis A. Rosa
Jennifer L. Flanagan  
Favorable 
H.3893  An Act relative to the town manager in the town of Tewksbury  James R. Miceli   Favorable 
H.3892  An Act authorizing the Nantucket Islands Land Bank to convey certain land held for open space, recreational or conservation purposes to the town of Nantucket for the same purposes  Timothy R. Madden
Daniel A. Wolf  
Favorable 
H.3881  An Act relative to the creation of a renewable energy fund in the town of Dedham  Paul McMurtry
Michael F. Rush  
Favorable 
H.3935  An Act to amend Chapter 27 of The Acts of 1996  Chris Walsh   Favorable 
S.2086  An Act authorizing the town of Westport to indemnify for the payment of certain medical expenses for a retired firefighter  Michael J. Rodrigues   Favorable 
H.3828  An Act authorizing the city of Everett to establish a linkage fee revolving fund  Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr.   Favorable 
H.3831  An Act relative to the creation of a community enhancement fee stabilization fund in the city of Everett  Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr.   Favorable 
H.3924  An Act relative to the town of Mattapoisett general bylaws  William M. Straus   Favorable 
H.3935  An Act to amend Chapter 27 of The Acts of 1996  Chris Walsh   Favorable with Amendment 
S.2068  An Act relative to certain charges and fees in the town of Charlton  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.1093  An Act allowing for the decriminalization of minor offenses  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1086  An Act authorizing cities and towns to prohibit the sale or use of polystyrene packaging  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1829  An Act establishing a community safe school fund  Thomas J. Calter    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/12/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1211  An Act improving local decision making  Michael J. Rodrigues    6/22/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1860  An Act relative to vacant and abandoned property in the Commonwealth  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1852  An Act relative to streamlining municipal finance  Stephen Kulik    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/16/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1085  An Act strengthening the enforcement of certain dog laws  Patricia D. Jehlen    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 1/21/2016 11:00:00 AM  
H.1838  An Act relative to zoning and solar farms  Susan Williams Gifford    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1833  An Act relative to the powers and duties of cities and towns  Paul J. Donato    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/16/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.1865  An Act protecting abandoned animals in vacant properties  David M. Rogers    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 1/21/2016 11:00:00 AM  
H.1864  An Act relative to the effective enforcement of municipal ordinances and bylaws  David M. Rogers    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/12/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1876  An Act to protect residential building lots  Timothy R. Whelan    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1877  An Act relative to the maintenance of private roads, beaches and amenities in municipalities  Timothy R. Whelan    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1866  An Act strengthening the enforcement of certain dog laws  David M. Rogers    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 1/21/2016 11:00:00 AM  
H.770  An Act relative to the licensing of a certain facility by the Department of Environmental Protection  RoseLee Vincent    6/8/2015  Scheduled For 10/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.771  An Act to prohibit licensing by the Department of Environmental Protection at the Wheelabrator facility in the town of Saugus  RoseLee Vincent    6/8/2015  Scheduled For 10/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1839  An Act to ensure adequate handicapped parking  Jonathan Hecht    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1081  An Act relative to dog pens and kennels  Anne M. Gobi    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 1/21/2016 11:00:00 AM  
H.1855  An Act relative to parking advancements for the revitalization of communities (PARC)  David Paul Linsky 
Kathleen O'Connor Ives  
3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1856  An Act relative to sanctuary cities and towns  Marc T. Lombardo    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1092  An Act relative to tethering of dogs  Mark C. Montigny    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 1/21/2016 11:00:00 AM  
S.1060  An Act enhancing identification of taxicab operators  Cynthia S. Creem    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1848  An Act to ensure adequate care of animals in cities and towns  Louis L. Kafka    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 1/21/2016 11:00:00 AM  
H.1857  An Act to allow municipalities to exempt small projects from the prevailing wage law  James J. Lyons, Jr.    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1071  An Act promoting cost savings and transparency in local government  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/16/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1112  An Act relative to the appointment of town managers  James E. Timilty    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/16/2015 2:00:00 PM  
S.1103  An Act relative to protecting puppies and kittens  Karen E. Spilka    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 1/21/2016 11:00:00 AM  
H.1851  An Act relating to the issuance of temporary notes by cities, towns and districts  Stephen Kulik    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/16/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1826  An Act relative to protecting puppies and kittens  Garrett J. Bradley    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 1/21/2016 11:00:00 AM  
H.1845  An Act creating a commission to study the effects of unfunded mandates on municipalities  Steven S. Howitt    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1875  An Act to amend Section 1A, Chapter 40A of the General Laws relative to Zoning  Chris Walsh    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1849  An Act to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth  Jay R. Kaufman    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/16/2015 2:00:00 PM  
H.1834  An Act relative to community regional impact between neighboring towns  Carolyn C. Dykema    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1835  An Act relative to regional stabilization funds  Kimberly N. Ferguson    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/12/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1087  An Act to enforce snow removal requirements  John F. Keenan    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1854  An Act extending municipal bonding terms for local infrastructure development programs  Kevin J. Kuros    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/16/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1878  An Act relative to regional stabilization funds  Timothy R. Whelan    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/12/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1868  An Act promoting smart growth via cluster development  William M. Straus    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1830  An Act relative to municipal use of insurance proceeds  James M. Cantwell    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/12/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1063  An Act authorizing municipal use of the prudent investor standards  Viriato M. deMacedo    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/16/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1062  An Act relative to ensuring the safety of sober houses  Viriato M. deMacedo    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1837  An Act relative to flood storage  Sean Garballey    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/12/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1059  An Act relative to preventing discriminatory land use and permitting decisions  Sonia Chang-Diaz    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.1102  An Act to support the equitable utilization of third party consultants in land use determinations  Michael F. Rush    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1057  An Act relative to local disability commission expansion  William N. Brownsberger    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/12/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1061  An Act relative to the removal or transportation of trash  Cynthia S. Creem    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.424  An Act supporting municipal fiscal stability through a special education stabilization fund  Peter V. Kocot    9/24/2015   
H.1873  An Act relative to the maintenance of private roads, beaches and amenities in municipalities  David T. Vieira    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3462  An Act relative to direct deposit of employee compensation  John V. Fernandes    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 11/12/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1100  An Act providing for a workforce housing financial plan  Anthony W. Petruccelli    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1088  An Act relative to MBTA billboards in the city of Quincy  John F. Keenan    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1079  An Act to allow simple majority voting  Jennifer L. Flanagan    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1828  An Act regarding revenue sharing with cities and towns  Antonio F. D. Cabral    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/16/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1862  An Act relative to the approval of town insurance appropriations  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/12/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1861  An Act relative to handicap automobile licenses or placards  Alice Hanlon Peisch    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1844  An Act to establish commonsense permitting reforms for businesses and landowners  Kevin G. Honan    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1843  An Act to promote open space residential development  Kevin G. Honan    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1850  An Act relative to relative to subdivision plans  Robert M. Koczera    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1841  An Act to clarify site plan review  Kevin G. Honan    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1842  An Act reducing impervious surfaces  Kevin G. Honan    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/12/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1832  An Act relating to contracts for certain town officers  Paul J. Donato    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/12/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1113  An Act relative to the maintenance of private roads, bridges, and amenities in municipalities  Daniel A. Wolf    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2957  An Act relative to the maintenance of private roads, bridges and amenities in municipalities  Thomas J. Calter    7/30/2015  Scheduled For 10/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3266  An Act relative to puppy mills  Bruce J. Ayers    3/27/2015  Scheduled For 1/21/2016 11:00:00 AM  
S.1084  An Act relative to constitutional rights  Donald F. Humason, Jr.    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1068  An Act relative to streamlining municipal finance  Kenneth J. Donnelly    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/16/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1827  An Act establishing the Plymouth County government  Michael D. Brady    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1080  An Act creating the Hampden County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls  Anne M. Gobi    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1072  An Act protecting abandoned animals in vacant properties  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 1/21/2016 11:00:00 AM  
S.1073  An Act increasing recycling by landlords and tenants  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/16/2015 2:00:00 PM  
S.1074  An Act encouraging municipal recycling and composting  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/16/2015 2:00:00 PM  
S.1075  An Act promoting healthy communities  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.1082  An Act relative to regional stabilization funds  Anne M. Gobi    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/12/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1076  An Act relative to the effective enforcement of municipal ordinances and bylaws  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/16/2015 2:00:00 PM  
S.1077  An Act promoting municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
S.1094  An Act relative to Parking Advancements for the Revitalization of Communities (PARC)  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1879  An Act to allow municipalities to invest in credit unions  Jonathan D. Zlotnik    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/12/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1105  An Act relative to confidentiality of reports of rape and related offenses  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1847  An Act to support the equitable utilization of third party consultants in land use determinations  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3464  An Act enhancing the utilization of certain mitigation funds  Thomas M. Stanley    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.1065  An Act amending the municipal ticket law  Sal N. DiDomenico    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1090  An Act relative to vacant, foreclosing and foreclosed property in the Commonwealth  Barbara L'Italien    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
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    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/12/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1106  An Act authorizing the relocation, replacement, reconstruction and maintenance of a piling supported building in the town of Newbury  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 5/12/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1107  An Act relative to land use regulations  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1874  An Act extending certain permits  Joseph F. Wagner    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.1870  An Act limiting time period parking parking lots can remain open  Walter F. Timilty    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1104  An Act relative to local licenses and permits  Karen E. Spilka    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/16/2015 2:00:00 PM  
S.1108  An Act relative to landlord notification  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1836  An Act relative to zoning  Ann-Margaret Ferrante    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.1096  An Act creating a commission to study the effects of unfunded mandates on municipalities  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3463  An Act establishing an Eastern Regional Commission on the status of Women and girls  Gloria L. Fox    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1109  An Act relative to the expenditure of certain municipal and district monies  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/16/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1110  An Act to increase the amount that may be appropriated from the balance of a capital project fund  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/16/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1111  An Act relative to auxiliary police officers  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1069  An Act to end the stigmatization of out-of-wedlock births  Kenneth J. Donnelly    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1091  An Act relative to local review for public structures  Joan B. Lovely    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.1098  An Act relative to submitting annual reports of cities and towns to the State Library  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1097  An Act relative to annual reports of cities and towns  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1825  An Act to hold property owners accountable for recurring public nuisance  Bruce J. Ayers    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/12/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1867  An Act establishing a Hampshire-Franklin Commission on the Status of Women  Ellen Story    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3572  An Act relative to an affordable housing trust in the town of Duxbury  Josh S. Cutler 
Thomas J. Calter  
7/1/2015   
H.3638  An Act authorizing the town of Marshfield to withdraw from the Metropolitan Area Planning District  James M. Cantwell    7/1/2015  Scheduled For 7/30/2015 10:30:00 AM  
H.3803  An Act relative to a quorum in the town of Rochester  William M. Straus 
Michael J. Rodrigues  
10/13/2015   
H.3707  An Act relative to regional school district instructors service as an elected official in the city of New Bedford  Robert M. Koczera    8/6/2015  Scheduled For 11/12/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3767  An Act establishing a four year term for the office school committee member elected by ward of the city of Holyoke  Aaron Vega    9/24/2015   
S.2042  An Act relative to the Gloucester Fisheries Commission  Bruce E. Tarr    11/2/2015  Scheduled For 12/10/2015 1:00:00 PM  
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  
11/18/2015  Scheduled For 1/21/2016 11:00:00 AM  
H.3906  An Act to modernize municipal finance and government  Charles D. Baker    12/21/2015  Scheduled For 2/9/2016 1:30:00 PM  
H.3940  An Act authorizing the town of Wayland to increase the annual spending limit for its recreational programs revolving fund  Carmine L. Gentile    1/11/2016   
S.2085  An Act authorizing the town of Becket to establish a parks and recreation committee  Benjamin B. Downing    1/7/2016   
H.3957  An Act relative to the use of a parcel of land in the city of Woburn for recreational purposes  James J. Dwyer    1/25/2016   
S.2090  An Act authorizing the town of Middleborough to exchange certain parcels of conservation land  Marc R. Pacheco    1/19/2016   
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    1/28/2016   
H.3968  An Act relative to the charter of the town of Plymouth  Mathew Muratore    1/28/2016   
H.3991  An Act validating action taken by the Martha's Vineyard Refuse Disposal and Resource Recovery District  Timothy R. Madden 
Daniel A. Wolf  
2/4/2016   
H.3976  An Act authorizing the town of Falmouth to convey to West Falmouth Library, Inc., a certain parcel of land held for open space, recreational or conservation purposes, in exchange for a parcel of equal or greater value  Timothy R. Madden 
Viriato M. deMacedo  
1/28/2016   
H.3986  An Act authorizing the city of Medford to use certain land for any municipal purpose  Paul J. Donato 
Patricia D. Jehlen  
2/4/2016   
S.2106  An Act authorizing the town of Southbridge to place a certain question on the ballot relative to amending the charter of the town of Southbridge  Ryan C. Fattman    1/25/2016   
S.2112  An Act increasing the membership of the board of selectmen of the town of Milton from three to five members  Brian A. Joyce    1/27/2016