Joint Committee onHousing

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Room 410
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1150
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Room 38
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2470
It shall be the duty of the committee on Housing to consider all matters concerning Chapter 40B housing, housing (generally), subdivision control, condominium laws, and such other matters as may be referred.
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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.712  An Act relative to housing and redevelopment authority vacancies  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015   
S.699  An Act relating to manufactured housing license fees  Jennifer L. Flanagan    4/15/2015   
S.711  An Act relative to affordable housing in the town of Shrewsbury  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015   
H.1093  An Act relative to public housing  Diana DiZoglio    3/10/2015   
H.1087  An Act relative to senior and non-elderly disabled housing  Nick Collins    3/10/2015   
H.1081  An Act relative to accessory apartments  Garrett J. Bradley    3/10/2015   
H.1083  An Act standardizing zoning appeals processes  Garrett J. Bradley    3/10/2015   
H.1082  An Act relative to the designation of rental housing  Garrett J. Bradley    3/10/2015   
H.1125  An Act relative to public housing determination for veterans  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.1122  An Act relative to defining affordable housing under chapter 40B  Stephen Kulik    3/10/2015   
H.1103  An Act relative to the definition of low and moderate income housing  Susan Williams Gifford    3/10/2015   
H.1136  An Act relative to the removal of a trustee of condominium or homeowner associations  John W. Scibak    3/10/2015   
H.1134  An Act relative to condominium or homeowners associations  John W. Scibak    3/10/2015   
H.1135  An Act relative to condominiums or homeowners association governance and meetings  John W. Scibak    3/10/2015   
H.3250  An Act regulating manufactured or mobile homes in the city of Brockton  Michael D. Brady 
Thomas P. Kennedy  
3/27/2015   
H.1088  An Act relative to capital relief in a counterclaim  Edward F. Coppinger    3/10/2015   
H.1133  An Act relative to meetings of condominium or homeowners’ associations  John W. Scibak    3/10/2015   
H.1132  An Act protecting children residing in public housing in the commonwealth  John W. Scibak    3/10/2015   
S.723  An Act relative to compliance of condominium associations  Daniel A. Wolf    4/15/2015   
H.1130  An Act relative to creating a statutory housing restriction and providing remedies related to statutory housing  David M. Rogers    3/10/2015   
H.1102  An Act relative to low and moderate income housing  Colleen M. Garry    3/10/2015   
H.1129  An Act providing a homeless bill of rights  William Smitty Pignatelli    3/10/2015   
H.1141  An Act relative to reducing damage caused by the current foreclosure crisis in the historic districts of Massachusetts  Benjamin Swan    3/10/2015   
H.1097  An Act to define affordable housing  John V. Fernandes    3/10/2015   
H.1100  An Act relative to the management of condominium associations  William C. Galvin    3/10/2015   
H.1099  An Act relative to condo association meetings  William C. Galvin    3/10/2015   
S.722  An Act providing for a moratorium on the issuance of comprehensive permits and establishing a special commission to investigate the use and effectiveness of the comprehensive permit law  James E. Timilty    4/15/2015   
H.1137  An Act relative to the resolution of disputes for condominium or homeowners associations  John W. Scibak    3/10/2015   
S.715  An Act relative to manufactured housing communities  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015   
S.714  An Act relative to expanding the eligibility of households for inclusion in a municipality’s affordable housing inventory  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015   
H.1146  An Act relative to housing types considered affordable under Chapter 40B  Chris Walsh    3/10/2015   
H.1121  An Act relative to a lottery for 40B housing residents  Louis L. Kafka    3/10/2015   
H.1124  An Act relative to affordable housing units  Marc T. Lombardo    3/10/2015   
H.1138  An Act authorizing municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing  Frank I. Smizik    3/10/2015   
S.718  An Act ensuring affordability in perpetuity  Michael F. Rush    4/15/2015   
H.1147  An Act to amend Section 21, Chapter 40B of the General Laws relative to Regional Planning  Chris Walsh    3/10/2015   
H.1090  An Act relative to cost certification for certain housing developments  Josh S. Cutler    3/10/2015   
S.707  An Act to clarify condominium priority liens  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015   
H.1095  An Act relative to affordable housing for veterans  Carolyn C. Dykema    3/10/2015   
H.1123  An Act to provide additional protection to local housing authority residents and local housing authority property from entry by persons after forbidden as trespass  John J. Lawn, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.1084  An Act relative to procedures of the housing appeals committee  James M. Cantwell    3/10/2015   
H.1091  An Act expanding the definition of affordable housing to include manufactured homes  David F. DeCoste    3/10/2015   
H.1085  An Act amending the definition of "uneconomic" in Chapter 40B, so called  James M. Cantwell    3/10/2015   
H.1080  An Act to address equal access to housing through local zoning  Christine P. Barber    3/10/2015   
S.691  An Act updating chapter 40R  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015   
S.690  An Act authorizing municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015   
S.692  An Act relative to the Worcester Housing Authority’s “Buy American Policy”  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015   
H.1086  An Act to promote local and regional affordable housing planning  James M. Cantwell    3/10/2015   
S.716  An Act relative to local housing authorities  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015   
S.717  An Act relative to enhanced housing authority screening  Richard J. Ross    4/15/2015   
H.1139  An Act relative to emergency hotel/motel housing requirements  Theodore C. Speliotis    3/10/2015   
H.1079  An Act relative to Littleton affordable housing  James Arciero    3/10/2015   
H.1119  An Act Prohibiting Level 2 and 3 Sex Offenders from Public Housing Hotels and Motels  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.1101  An Act relative to affordable housing  Sean Garballey    3/10/2015   
H.1118  An Act authorizing limited rate of growth controls and to promote housing production  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.1092  An Act relative to ensuring housing benefits for veterans  Geoff Diehl    3/10/2015   
H.1131  An Act relative to low income housing  John H. Rogers    3/10/2015   
S.693  An Act relative to the Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015   
S.706  An Act to monitor 40B developments  Robert L. Hedlund    4/15/2015   
H.1104  An Act relative to manufactured housing communities  Patricia A. Haddad    3/10/2015   
H.1140  An Act to exclude cities and towns that adopt a housing linkage program from certain provisions of chapter 40b  Theodore C. Speliotis    3/10/2015   
S.705  An Act requiring 40B cost certification  Robert L. Hedlund    4/15/2015   
S.704  An Act relating to 40B use restrictions  Robert L. Hedlund    4/15/2015   
H.1107  An Act to expedite multifamily housing construction  Kevin G. Honan    3/10/2015   
S.703  An Act relating to 40B subsidies  Robert L. Hedlund    4/15/2015   
S.702  An Act relating to 40B projects built near wetlands  Robert L. Hedlund    4/15/2015   
S.701  An Act relating to 40B project lists  Robert L. Hedlund    4/15/2015   
S.700  An Act further defining 40B projects  Robert L. Hedlund    4/15/2015   
H.1098  An Act relative to redevelopment authority vacancies  Paul K. Frost    3/10/2015   
H.1116  An Act relative to affordable housing and the preservation of a community's water resources  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.1117  An Act relative to public housing restrictions for sex offenders  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.1113  An Act relative to public housing restrictions  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.1112  An Act relative to rent escrow  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.1115  An Act streamlining permitting for housing  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.1114  An Act relative to zoning density  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.1127  An Act relative to municipal relief with respect to temporary recognition of affordable housing approved by municipalities  James J. O'Day    3/10/2015   
H.1128  An Act relative to affordable housing in the town of West Boylston  James J. O'Day    3/10/2015   
H.1126  An Act to regulate homeowners’ associations  James J. O'Day    3/10/2015   
S.694  An Act relative to creating a statutory housing restriction and providing remedies related to statutory housing  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
S.695  An Act to establish an apprenticeship program to ready vacant public housing apartments for occupancy  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
H.1120  An Act establishing an Affordable Housing Qualification Commission  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/10/2015   
H.1096  An Act relative to capital relief  Robert F. Fennell    3/10/2015   
S.719  An Act requiring landlord notice of unsafe conditions  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.720  An Act An act streamlining housing permitting  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.721  An Act promoting savings for first time homebuyers  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
H.1089  An Act relative to the housing development incentive program  Brendan P. Crighton    3/10/2015   
H.1111  An Act relative to housing production  Kevin G. Honan 
James B. Eldridge  
3/10/2015   
H.1109  An Act to address the need for additional resources for the development of affordable housing for low-income seniors  Kevin G. Honan    3/10/2015   
H.1108  An Act to establish an apprenticeship program to ready vacant public housing apartments for occupancy  Kevin G. Honan 
Bradley H. Jones, Jr.  
3/10/2015   
S.708  An Act relative to the development and preservation of affordable housing for persons with disabilities and the elderly  Barbara L'Italien    4/15/2015   
H.1142  An Act relative to affordable housing near areas of critical concern  Walter F. Timilty    3/10/2015   
H.1110  An Act establishing an office of the condominium ombudsman  Kevin G. Honan    3/10/2015   
S.696  An Act to protect condominium owners from unreasonable fees  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
H.1106  An Act to prohibit smoking in residential apartments  Paul R. Heroux    3/10/2015   
H.1094  An Act establishing a task force on elderly and disabled persons residing in public housing  Diana DiZoglio    3/10/2015   
S.697  An Act relative to credit building  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
H.1144  An Act relative to reforming the emergency housing assistance program  Joseph F. Wagner    3/10/2015   
S.710  An Act relative to the emergency assistance housing program  Joan B. Lovely    4/15/2015   
H.1145  An Act relative to prohibiting the use of hotels and motels in connection with the emergency housing assistance program  Joseph F. Wagner    3/10/2015   
S.698  An Act relative to the titling of certain manufactured homes  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015   
S.713  An Act relative to access to housing for first responders  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    4/15/2015   
H.1105  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to the need for accessible homes for the elderly, returning veterans with disabilities, and families that include persons with disabilities  Jonathan Hecht 
Patricia D. Jehlen  
3/10/2015   
H.1143  Resolve concerning "An Affordable Housing Review Commission"  David T. Vieira    3/10/2015   
S.689  Resolve creating a real estate and housing commission  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015   
S.709  Resolve creating a commission to study ways to prevent bullying of tenants in public and subsidized multi-family housing  Joan B. Lovely    4/15/2015