190th General Court - Bills To Watch

Click on Bill # to read position paper and full bill text. A condensed list of bills and their status can be downloaded here: MassFed Bills To Watch. Click here to download the MassFed Hearing Schedule.

Note: MassFed Priority Bills show "support" or "oppose" in BOLD and are organized by Committee assignment.

If you cannot attend a hearing you may submit written testimony via email!

Click on the Committee name for Committee Members and their contact information.
This chart will be updated as bill text is received and analyzed. Updated: 01/28/17.

Bill #SponsorName/Description PositionHearing Action
No Committee Assignment
SD1636 Sen. Karen Spilka (D) An Act to Protect Puppies & Kittens Position Paper in progress x x
SD2003 Sen. Mark Montigny (D) An Act to Protect Animal Suffering by Irresponsible Breeding Practices Position Paper in progress x x
SD429
Refile SB501
Sen. Anne M. Gobi (D) An Act Concerning the Use of Certain Insurance Underwriting Guidelines SUPPORT x x
SD390
Refile SB832
Sen. Anne M. Gobi (D) An Act Relative to Dog Training Areas in the Commonwealth SUPPORT x x
SD584 Sen. Anne M. Gobi (D) An Act Relative to Outdoor Heritage Position Paper in progress x x
SD997 Sen. Harriette Chandler (D) An Act Protecting Dogs at Boarding Kennels & Daycare facilities Position Paper in progress x x
SD1698 Sen. Patrick O'Connor (R) An Act Banning the Sale of Cats & Dogs at Commercial Pet Stores Position Paper in progress x x
SD936 Sen. Bruce Tarr (R) An Act Protecting Research Animals Position Paper in progress x x
SD949 Sen. Bruce Tarr (R) An Act to Protect Animal Welfare & Safety in Cities & Towns Position Paper in progress x x
SD1226
Refile SB851
Sen. John Keenan (D) An Act Relative to the Wrongful Death on Injury of Animal Companions OPPOSE x x
SD1957 Sen. Mark Montigny (D) An Act to Protect Access for Service Animal Trainers Position Paper in progress x x
SD1716 Sen. Richard Ross (R) An Act Establishing the Commonwealth Municipal Dog Park Trust Fund Position Paper in progress x x
SD1134
Refile SB429
Sen. Donald Humason (R) An Act Relative to Sunday Hunting Position Paper in progress x x
SD1391
Refile SB445
Sen. Mark Montigny (D) An Act to Provide Additional Funding for Animal Welfare & Safety Programming OPPOSE x x
SD1696
Refile SB443
Sen. Mark Montigny (D) An Act to Relative to Privately Operated Animal Shelters & Rescue Organizations OPPOSE x x
SD405 Sen. James Eldridge (D) An Act Protecting Abandoned Animals in Vacant Properties Position Paper in progress x x
Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculature (JEN) 617-722-2133 or 617-722-2210
Joint Committee on the Judiciary (JJU) 617-722-2396 or 617-722-1639
Joint Committee on Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure (JCP) 617-722-2030 or 617-722-1200
Joint Committee on Public Health (JPH) 617-722-1206 or 617-722-2130
Joint Committee on Financial Services (JFS) 617-722-2220 or 617-722-1120
Joint Committee Revenue (JRV) 617-722-1114 or 617-722-2320