jmr Positions
192nd General Court - Bills To Watch

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Note: MassFed Priority Bills are shown in Dark Red Bold and are organized by Committee assignment.

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This chart will be updated as bill text is received and analyzed. Updated: 04/18/21 10am.

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Bill #SponsorName/Description PositionHearing Action
Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture (JEN) 617-722-1540 or 617-722-2210
SB551 Sen. Anne Gobi (D) An Act Relative to Creating an Animal Advisory Board to the MA Dept of Agriculture x x x
SB585 Sen. Mark Montigny (D) An Act relative to Pevent
Animal Suffering by Irresponsible Breeding Practices
x x x
SB581 Sen. Mark Montigny (D) An Act Relative to Privately Operated Animal Shelters & Rescue Organizations x x x
SB584 Sen. Mark Montigny (D) An Act Concerning the Use of Amimals in Product Testing x x x
HB949 Rep. Hannah Kane (R) An Act Protecting Dogs at Boarding Kennels & Daycare Facilities x x x
SB595 Sen. Patrick O'Connor (R) An Act protecting Dogs at Boarding Kennels and Daycare Facilities x x x
SB583 Sen. Mark Montigny (D) An Act to Provide Additional Funding for Animal Welfare and Safety Programming x x x
SB550
Sen. Anne Gobi (D)
An Act Relative to Heaartworm in Dogs x x x
HB901 Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D) An Act Protecting Research Animals x x x
HB890 Rep. Michelle DuBois (D) An Act Protecting Research Animals x x x
HB966 Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis (D) An Act Concerning the Use of Animals in Product Testing x x x
HB917 Rep. William Galvin (D) An Act Relative to Dogs Brougt into the Commonwealth by Animal
Rescue Organizations
x x x
Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government (JMR) 617-722-1555 or 617-722-2090
HB2209 Rep. David Vieire (R) An Act Relative to Dangerous Dogs x x x
HB2148 Rep. Linda Dean Campbell (D) An Act Protecting the Health & Safety of Puppies & Kittens in Cities & Towns x x x
HB2132 Rep. Bruce Ayers (D) An Act Relative to Further Increasing the Fines for Cruelty to Animals and Establishing a Fund Dedicated to Improvements for Local
Animal Shelters
x x x
HB2146 Rep. Mark J. Cusack (D) An Act to Protect Pets x x x
SB1341

Sen. John Keenan (D) An Act Protecting Animal Welfare in Cities and Towns x x x
SB1322 Sen. Harriet L. Chandler (D) An Act Protecting the health & Safety of Puppies & Kittens in Cities & Towns x x x
Joint Committee the Judiciary (JJU) 617-722-1120 or 617-722-2396
HB1565 Rep. Kimberly Ferguson (R) An Act Relative to the Misrepresentation of a Service Animal x x x
HB1563 Rep. Kimberly Ferguson (R) (D) An Act Relative to a Commission to Study the Intentional Misrepresentation of a Service Animal x x x
HB1845 Rep. David Robertson (D) An Act Relative toProtecting Cats & Dogs from Slaughter x x x
HB1670 Rep. Steven Howitt (R) An Act Changing the Legal Status of "Pets" from Personal Property to "Companion Animals" Oppose x x
HB1561 Rep. Bradford Hill (R) An Act Relative to Pet Adoption Safety x x x
HB1652 Rep. Bradford Hill (R) An Act Relative to Pet Adoption Safety x x x
HB1656 Rep. Bradford Hill (R) An Act to Protect Animals from Convicted Animal Abusers x x x
HB1824 Rep. Tran Nguyen (D) An Act to Protect Animals from Convicted Animal Abusers x x x
SB1111 Sen. Michael O. Moore (D) An Act Relative to the Onwership of Pets by Convicted Animal Abusers x x x
HB1669 Rep. Steven Howitt (R) An Act Relative to Establishing an Animal Abuse Registry x x x
HB1930 Rep. Steven Xiahros (R) & Rep. Timothy Whelan (R) An Act to Promote Safe Dog Ownership x x x
SB1099 Sen. Mark Montigny (D) An Act Relative to Improving Enforcement for Tethering Violations x x x
Joint Committee on Financial Services (JFS) 617-722-1660 or 617-722-2220
HB1149 Rep. Paul W. Mark (D) An Act Relative to Service Dogs x x x
Joint Committee on Public Health (JPH) 617-722-1532 or 617-722-2130
SB1478 Sen. Mark Montigny (D) An Act to Preserve the Eternal Bonds Between People & Their Animals x x x
HB2234 Rep. David Biele (D) An Act Relative to the Burial of Pets x x x
Joint Committee on Public Safety & Homeland Security (JPSF) 617-722-1485 or 617-722-2230
HB2547 Rep. Steven G. Xiarhos (R) An Act Providing for the Care and Transportation of Police Dogs Injured in the Line of Duty aka Nero’s Bill x x x
SB1606 Sen. Mark Montigny (D) An Act Allowing Humane Transportation of K9 Partners aka Nero’s Law x x x
Joint Committee Revenue (JRV) 617-722-1625 or 617-722-2320
HB3017 Rep. David Muradian (R) An Act providing tax credits to promote the adoption of a dog or cat from a shelter x x x
Joint Committee on Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure (JCP) 617-722-1612 or 617-722-2014
HB305 Rep. Brian M. Ashe (D) An Act to Regulate Pet Daycare in Facilities in Cities & Towns aka Ollie's Law x x x
HB384

Rep. Natalie Higgins (D) An Act Banning the Retail Sale of Cats and Dogs in Pet Shops x x x
HB378 Rep. Carlos Gonzalez (D) An Act Relative to Pet Grooming x x x
SB230 Sen. Patrick O'Connor (R) An Act to Ban the Retail Sale of Cats & Dogs in Pet Shops x x x
HB334 Rep. Tackey Chan (D) An Act to Relative to the Registration of Veterinarians x x x
HB406 Rep. Daniel Hunt (D) An Act Regulating the Practice and Licensure of Veterinary Technicians x x x
SB219 Sen. Joan B. Lovely (D) An Act Regulating the Practice and Licensure of Veterinary Technicians x x x
Joint Committee on Veterans & Federal Affairs (JVF) 617-722-1643 or 617-722-2877
SB2397 Sen. Julian Cyr (D) An Act Relative to Service Dogs x x x
No Committee Assignments
SD1514 Sen. Nark Montigny (D) An Act Relative Regulating the Supervision of Animals at Day Care Services x x x
HD381 Rep.. Bruce Ayers (D) An Act Relative to Puppy Mills x x x
HD2047 Rep. Daniel Hunt (D) An Act to Estqablish a Subsidiary Board for Veterinary Technology x x x
HD2283 Rep. David Vieire (R) An Act Relative to Dangerous Dogs x x x
HD4131 Rep. Susan Williams Gifford (R) An Act Relative to Animal Safety in Motor Vehicles aka Mollie's Law x x x