• Daily Legislative Update

    Weekly Legislative Update

    April 14 - 18, 2014

    Governor’s Filed Legislation

    1.     H.D. 4224, “An Act Making Appropriations for the Fiscal Year 2014 to Provide for Supplementing Certain Existing Appropriations and for Certain Other Activities and Projects”

             Sponsor: Governor Patrick

             Filed: 04/16/2014

    Legislation Acted Upon by the Governor

    1.    H. 4036, “An Act Relative to Unemployment Insurance Rates”

            Sponsor: None

            Signed: 04/14/2014 – now Chapter 71 of the Acts of 2014

    2.   S. 1930, “An Act Exempting Part-Time Call Firefighters in the Town of Athol from the Civil Service Law”

           Sponsor: Sen. Brewer

           Signed: 04/14/2014– now Chapter 72 of the Acts of 2014

    3.   S. 1938, “An Act Authorizing the Board of Selectmen to Exempt Certain Eco-Toilet Installations from Sewer Connections and Associated Betterments in the Town of Falmouth”

           Sponsor: Senate President Murray

           Signed: 04/14/2014– now Chapter 73 of the Acts of 2014

    4.    S. 2029, “An Act Establishing a Sick Leave Bank for Cynthia Salsman, an Employee of the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts”

            Sponsor: Sen. DiDomenico

            Signed: 04/14/2014– now Chapter 74 of the Acts of 2014

    5.    S. 1990, “An Act Authorizing the Town of Webster to Issue Five Additional All Alcoholic Beverages to be Drunk on the Premises Designated for Use in the Downtown’s ‘Slum and Blight’ Main Street Area”

            Sponsor: Sen. Richard Moore

            Signed: 04/16/2014 – now Chapter 75 of the Acts of 2014

    6.    H. 3613, “An Act Relative to Time Share Resale and Transfer Service Providers”

            Sponsor: Rep. Peake

            Signed: 04/16/2014 – now Chapter 76 of the Acts of 2014

    7.    S. 1967, “An Act Designating a Certain Bridge in the Town of Andover as the Andover Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Memorial Bridge”

            Sponsor: Sen. Finegold

            Signed: 04/17/2014 – now Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2014

    8.    H. 3664, “An Act Relative to a Massachusetts Boston Strong License Plate”

            Sponsor: Rep. Puppolo

            Signed: 04/18/2014 – now Chapter 78 of the Acts of 2014

    9.    H. 4046, “An Act Financing Improvements to the Commonwealth’s Transportation System”

            Sponsor: None

            Signed: 04/18/2014 – now Chapter 79 of the Acts of 2014

    10.  H. 3767, “An Act Authorizing the Establishment of the Mashpee Water and Sewer District”

            Sponsor: Rep. Viera

            Signed: 04/18/2014 – now Chapter 80 of the Acts of 2014

    11.   H. 3905, “An Act Authorizing the Granting of Easements at Northern Essex Community College in the City of Haverhill”

             Sponsor: Rep. Costello

             Signed: 04/18/2014 – now Chapter 81 of the Acts of 2014

    12.    H. 2831, “An Act Authorizing the Conveyance of Certain State Land in the Town of Sharon”

             Sponsor: Rep. Kafka

            Signed: 04/18/2014 – now Chapter 82 of the Acts of 2014

    New Legislation on the Governor’s Desk


    All Legislation on the Governor’s Desk

    1.     H. 3969, “An Act Reviving and Continuing the Task Force on the Prevention of Unlawful and Unnecessary Foreclosures”

             Sponsor: Rep. Honan

             Action Due: 04/24/2014

    2.    H. 3909, “An Act Relative to Bullying in Schools”

            Sponsor: None

            Action Due: 04/25/2014

    3.    S. 2071, “An Act to Create an Annual Service and Volunteerism Day”

            Sponsor: Sen. Wolf

            Action Due: 04/25/2014

    4.   S. 1961, “An Act Authorizing the Town of Westport to Lease a Certain Parcel of Land”

            Sponsor: Sen. Rodrigues

           Action Due: 04/25/2014

    5.    S. 1910, “An Act Authorizing the Town of Ipswich to Grant Certain Retroactive Real Estate Tax Abatements”

            Sponsor: Sen. Tarr

            Action Due: 04/25/2014

    6.   S. 1910, “An Act Establishing the Scusset Beach State Reservation Trust Fund”

           Sponsor: Senate President Murray

           Action Due: 04/27/2014