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Joint Committee onEnvironment, Natural Resources and Agriculture

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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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Completed A-1
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
S.387  An Act for a competitive economy through safer alternatives to toxic chemicals  Marc R. Pacheco   Favorable 
H.718  An Act relative to the Charles River water quality commission  Anne M. Gobi
Marc R. Pacheco  
Favorable 
H.747  An Act establishing a visitors and education center in the Freetown State Forest in the town of Freetown.  Robert M. Koczera   Favorable 
H.704  An Act designating the former Canton airport site as the 1st Lt. Arthur E. Farnham, Jr., and SSgt. Thomas M. Connolly, Jr. Memorial Park, Neponset River Reservation  William C. Galvin   Favorable 
H.777  An Act relative to the town of Chatham conservation commission and land within the town of Harwich  Sarah K. Peake
Daniel A. Wolf  
Favorable 
H.794  An Act relative to access to the Hollingsworth Dam  Angelo M. Scaccia   Favorable 
H.708  An Act relative to flood storage  Sean Garballey   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.720  An Act relative to unreasonable or excessive noise  Anne M. Gobi   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.724  An Act regarding liability insurance requirements for owners of underground storage tanks  Danielle W. Gregoire   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.727  An Act exempting barber shops from certain system sewage flow design criteria  Steven S. Howitt   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.768  An Act relative to a boat house land lease in the city of Boston  Michael J. Moran   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.769  An Act relative to the lease of Boston University Sailing Pavilion and youth programs  Michael J. Moran   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.770  An Act relative to the lease of Northeastern University Henderson boat house and youth access  Michael J. Moran   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.771  An Act relative to the lease of Northeastern University Henderson boat house and youth programs  Michael J. Moran   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.790  An Act relative to the licensing of a certain facility by the Department of Environmental Protection  Kathi-Anne Reinstein   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.791  An Act to prohibit licensing by the Department of Environmental Protection at the Wheelabrator facility in the town of Saugus  Kathi-Anne Reinstein   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.807  An Act relative to expanding resource efficiency in the Commonwealth  Frank I. Smizik   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3438  An Act to reduce plastic pollution  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture   Redraft 
S.402  An Act authorizing the relocation, replacement, reconstruction and maintenance of a piling supported building in the town of Newbury  Bruce E. Tarr   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.401  An Act relative to protecting puppies and kittens  Karen E. Spilka   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.351  An Act to protect children and families from harmful flame retardants  Cynthia S. Creem   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.344  An Act creating a process to evaluate exposure to catastrophic flooding as a result of climate change  William N. Brownsberger   Favorable with Changes 
S.409  An Act creating uniform beach warnings  Bruce E. Tarr   Favorable 
H.655  An Act prohibiting the leasing of certain real property known as outer Brewster Island in Boston Harbor  Bruce J. Ayers   Favorable 
H.699  An Act relative to certain tanks used for the storage of fluids  John V. Fernandes   Favorable 
H.785  An Act establishing a Mystic River water quality commission  Denise Provost   Favorable 
H.744  Resolve relative to protecting the archaeological, geological and fossil resources of western Massachusetts  Peter V. Kocot   Favorable 
H.3461  An Act relative to the Division of Waterways to dredge Quincy Bay.  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture   Redraft 
H.3462  An Act relative to protecting, preserving, and increasing access to family camping   Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture   Redraft 
H.3463  An Act amending the conservation restrictions and agricultural preservation statutes  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture   Redraft 
H.767  An Act relative to the Middlesex Canal Commission  James R. Miceli   Favorable with Changes 
H.757  An Act relative to pesticide licensing and mosquito control  Jason Lewis   Favorable with Changes 
S.343  An Act extending the Environmental Joint Powers Agreement that created the A-B-C Stormwater Flooding Board  William N. Brownsberger   Favorable 
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  
H.679  An Act relative to the reduction of particulate emissions from diesel engines  Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera    4/24/2014  Scheduled For 10/23/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.711  An Act relative to the use of shotguns  Anne M. Gobi    4/24/2014  Scheduled For 10/23/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.713  An Act relative to the use of crossbows in hunting  Anne M. Gobi    4/24/2014  Scheduled For 10/23/2013 1:00:00 PM  
H.728  An Act relative to the use of crossbows in hunting  Donald Humason    4/24/2014  Scheduled For 10/23/2013 1:00:00 PM  

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