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Joint Committee onEnvironment, Natural Resources and Agriculture

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Senate Information
Room 312B
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1551
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Room 473F
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2210
It shall be the duty of the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture to consider all matters concerning the Division of Conservation and Recreation natural resources and the environment, air, water and noise pollution and control thereof, hunting and fishing, conservation, solid waste disposal, sewerage, agricultural and farm problems, and such other matters as may be referred.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
Mar 21 2013 10:30 AM Mercury Issues

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Completed B-1
Mar 21 2013 2:30 PM Local Issues

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Completed B-1
Mar 26 2013 10:00 AM Electronic Waste Issues

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Completed B-1
Mar 27 2013 10:00 AM Toxic Management Issues

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Completed B-1
Apr 22 2013 10:00 AM Plastic Bags and Climate Change Flooding

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Completed A-1
May 7 2013 10:00 AM Camping, Oceans & Waterways

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Completed 437
May 9 2013 10:00 AM Land Policy

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Completed A-1
Jun 3 2013 10:00 AM Agriculture, Dairy, Forests, Pets, and Snowmobiles

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Completed David Prouty High School
Jun 18 2013 10:00 AM Mosquito Control

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Completed 222
Jun 20 2013 1:00 PM Fisheries & Marine Life

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Jun 27 2013 1:00 PM Solid Waste Management Issues

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Completed B-1
Sep 18 2013 11:00 AM Environmental Bond Bill

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Sep 26 2013 10:00 AM Water Quality & Infrastructure

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Completed A-1
Oct 23 2013 1:00 PM Air Quality, Agriculture, Hunting, Water Infrastructure, and Miscellaneous issues

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Completed A-1
Nov 4 2013 1:00 PM Funds, Hazardous Waste, Land Policy, Sewers, Misc.

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Completed B-2
Nov 6 2013 1:00 PM Striped Bass, Waterways, Wetlands, Misc.

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Completed A-2
Jan 16 2014 1:00 PM Farmers' Markets, Pesticides, and Webster Lake

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Completed B-1
Feb 6 2014 11:00 AM Webster Lake and Seafood Marketing

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Completed B-1
Mar 17 2014 11:00 AM Climate Change and Miscellaneous Bills

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Apr 9 2014 11:00 AM Global Warming, Sunday Hunting, and Misc.

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Completed B-1
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.3618  An Act relative to water service in the town of Somerset  Patricia A. Haddad
Michael J. Rodrigues  
Favorable 
H.3571  An Act relative to ocean ecology and shark protection  Jason M. Lewis   Favorable 
H.3796  An Act to protect our drinking water from hydraulic fracturing  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture   Redraft 
S.1947  An Act improving drinking water and wastewater infrastructure  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture   Redraft 
S.1948  An Act enhancing the enforcement of illegal hunting practices  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture   Redraft 
H.678  An Act authorizing a special commission to study cytotoxic drugs in the environment   Tackey Chan   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.810  An Act Requiring Recycling of Lead Acid Batteries  Todd M. Smola   Favorable 
H.714  An Act expanding the powers of the director of Fisheries and Wildlife  Anne M. Gobi   Favorable 
H.801  An Act to promote the reduction of green house gas emissions and to reduce the use of fossil fuels for vehicles in the Commonwealth.  Frank I. Smizik   Favorable with Changes 
H.822  An Act exempting towns from certain fees  Cleon H. Turner   Favorable with Changes 
H.3859  An Act to strengthen the Massachusetts agricultural infrastructure relative to meat and poultry production and processing  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture   Redraft 
H.3855  An Act relative to boater safety to be known as the David Hanson act  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture   Redraft 
H.3856  An Act establishing a snowmobile educational safety program  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture   Redraft 
H.3857  An Act relative to the distribution of raw milk  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture   Redraft 
H.3858  An Act relative to the registration of antique snowmobiles  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture   Redraft 
S.398  An Act to require recycling in public buildings  Michael F. Rush   Favorable 
S.349  An Act to promote healthy communities and the environment  Sonia Chang-Diaz   Favorable 
S.1986  An Act granting conservation districts authority to acquire real property  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture   Redraft 
H.759  An Act relative to farmers' markets  Timothy R. Madden   Favorable with Changes 
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.772  An Act to clarify allowable activities on land under an agricultural preservation restriction  Keiko M. Orrall 
Paul A. Schmid, III  
1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/3/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.345  An Act relative to land taking regulations  Gale D. Candaras    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/4/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.800  An Act relative to buffer zones on land under the agricultural restriction program  Paul A. Schmid, III    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 9/26/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.756  An Act relative to the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act  Stephen Kulik    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/4/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.657  An Act to protect the natural resources of the Commonwealth  Ruth B. Balser    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/9/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.754  An Act to protect farm viability   Stephen Kulik    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/3/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.818  An Act relative to the preservation of land designated areas of critical concern   Walter F. Timilty    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 3/21/2013 2:30:00 PM  
H.819  An Act relative to the preservation of Fowl Meadow  Walter F. Timilty    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 3/21/2013 2:30:00 PM  
H.820  An Act relative to preservation of areas designated areas of critical concern  Walter F. Timilty    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/9/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.361  An Act protecting the natural resources of the Commonwealth  James B. Eldridge    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/9/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.411  An Act relative to reinforcing the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act  Bruce E. Tarr    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/4/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.3594  An Act relative to pesticide application  Thomas P. Conroy    7/25/2013  Scheduled For 11/6/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.3828  An Act relative to boating on Webster Lake  Ryan C. Fattman    12/27/2013  Scheduled For 2/6/2014 11:00:00 AM  
H.3992  An Act Amending MGL 21E AND 310 CMR 4.03  Paul W. Mark    3/28/2014  Scheduled For 4/9/2014 11:00:00 AM  

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