2017-2018 Legislative Session (190th General Court)An Act to enable the Commonwealth's administration of the Massachusetts Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
Filed: March 8, 2017
To enable Massachusetts to receive federal delegation of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”). NPDES is a water quality program mandated by the federal government that includes permitting, compliance and enforcement activities relating to the discharge of pollutants.
Filed: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The legislation will put into law the recommendations of the report which increases the maximum number of days of earned time credits that can be accrued for programs designed to reduce recidivism, establishes a limit that the maximum amount of time that can be accrued in earned time credits at 35 percent of a person’s maximum sentence, and allows DOC greater flexibility in designating which programs qualify for good time and other incentives.
Filed: February 21, 2017
This bill authorizes the Commonwealth to borrow $200 million to fund improvements to municipally-owned roads and bridges. It includes a technical language change to make Chapter 90 grants easier to use for municipalities. It also authorizes $70 million in additional borrowing for the continuation and completion of the Registry of Motor Vehicles core information technology system replacement, known as the ATLAS system. It also authorizes additional borrowing in the amount of $30 million for the mobility assistance program and regional intercity bus and intermodal transit.
Filed: February 17, 2017
This bill consists of $259 million in supplemental appropriations, at a net state cost of $249 million, primarily for unavoidable deficiencies in the FY17 budget, plus funding for reforms at Bridgewater State Hospital.
Filed: January 25, 2017
To consolidate licensing functions and increase the efficiency and accountability of our government for the people of the Commonwealth.