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    Jamy Buchanan Madeja, Esq. Buchanan & Associates

    Massachusetts Marine Trades Association

    September 28, 2009

    House Bills

    Bill #: HB1 of 2009-2010 Session Title: An Act Making Appropriations for the Fiscal Year 2010.

    Summary: Governor Patrick's budget recommendations for the FY 2010 Fiscal Year (the "General Appropriation Act"). Includes $27,499,508,518 in direct appropriations, another $519,562,340 in chargebacks and $473,627,971 in retained revenue, and finally $2,379,530,426 in federal grants.

    Sponsor: Governor Co-sponsors:

    Refile: None Status: House Committee on Ways and Means (HWM) History: 01/28/2009 - H Filed in the House

    01/29/2009 - H Referred to House Committee on Ways and Means 02/26/2009 - Hearing Scheduled JWM - 03/03/2009 10:00 A.M. Gardner Auditorium 02/26/2009 - Hearing Scheduled JWM - 03/11/2009 10:00 A.M. Andover Public Library Memorial Hall, 2 North Main St. Andover, MA 01810

    02/26/2009 - Hearing Scheduled JWM - 03/04/2009 10:00 A.M. Roxbury Community College Media Arts Center 1234 Columbus Ave. Boston, MA 02120 02/26/2009 - Hearing Scheduled JWM - 03/09/2009 10:00 A.M. Turner Falls High School, 222 Turnpike Rd. Montague, MA 01351 02/26/2009 - Hearing Scheduled JWM - 03/13/2009 10:00 A.M. Mass. College of Pharmacy Auditorium, 9th Floor, 19 Foster St. Worcester, MA 01608 02/27/2009 - Hearing Scheduled JWM - 03/18/2009 10:00 A.M. Ashland High School, 65 East Union St. Ashland, MA 01721 02/27/2009 - Hearing Scheduled JWM - 03/20/2009 10:00 A.M. Gardner Auditorium 02/27/2009 - Hearing Scheduled JWM - 03/16/2009 10:00 A.M. Winchendon Town Hall, 109 Front St. Winchendon, MA 01475 04/16/2009 - H Reported by committee in part - see HB4100

    Bill #: HB343 of 2009-2010 Session Title: An Act providing loans for waterfront development

    Summary: Authorizes and directs the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency to establish a revolving fund to make interest-free or low interest loans to rehabilitate existing infrastructure in waterfront areas. Directs the State Treasurer to issue and sell bonds, not to exceed ten million dollars, at the request of the Governor.

    Sponsor: Representative Steven Myles Walsh (D) Co-sponsors: Representative John D. Keenan (D)

    Senator Thomas M. McGee (D) Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D)

    Refile: HB383 (2007-2008) Status: Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies (JEC) History: 01/16/2009 - H Filed in the House

    01/16/2009 - H Referred to Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies 01/16/2009 - S Concurred in committee referral 05/22/2009 - Hearing Scheduled JEC - 05/27/2009 1:00 PM Rm. 222

    MMTA Testimony Provided

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    Bill #: HB509 of 2009-2010 Session Title: An Act Recognizing Vocational Technical Learning in Educational Assessment

    Summary: Entitles vocational students to receipt of a certificate of occupational proficiency upon successful completion of an academic assessment tailored to the academic objectives of the vocational program; requires said assessment to measure specific academic competencies most central to the relevant trade or professional skill area; designates receipt of said certificate as satisfying the conditions necessary for high school graduation.

    Sponsor: Representative Joyce A. Spiliotis (D) Co-sponsors: Representative Frank I. Smizik (D)

    Representative Barbara A. L'Italien (D) Representative Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. (D)

    Refile: HB572 (2007-2008) Status: Joint Committee on Education (JED) History: 01/16/2009 - H Filed in the House

    01/16/2009 - H Referred to Joint Committee on Education 01/16/2009 - S Concurred in committee referral 05/20/2009 - Hearing Scheduled JED - 06/02/2009 1:00 PM B-1

    Bill #: HB693 of 2009-2010 Session Title: An Act establishing a revolving fund to supplement the funding of waterway

    projects and coastal protection initiatives Summary: Establishes and regulates use of the coastal protection and harbor

    maintenance revolving fund; authorizes the Department of Environmental Protection to use said fund to provide financial assistance to local governmental units to finance costs of coastal protection and harbor maintenance projects, as defined.

    Sponsor: Representative Bruce J. Ayers (D) Co-sponsors:

    Refile: HB630 (2007-2008) Status: Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture (JEN) History: 01/16/2009 - H Filed in the House

    01/16/2009 - H Referred to Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture 01/16/2009 - S Concurred in committee referral

    Bill #: HB694 of 2009-2010 Session Title: An Act authorizing and directing the Division of Waterways to dredge the

    harbor area surrounding the Squantum Yacht Club and Wollaston Yacht Club in Quincy

    Summary: Instructs the director of the division of waterways in the department of environmental quality engineering shall dredge the harbor area surrounding Squantum and Wollaston Yacht Clubs in the Wollaston Beach area of the city of Quincy.

    Sponsor: Representative Bruce J. Ayers (D) Co-sponsors:

    Refile: HB721 (2007-2008) Status: Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture (JEN) History: 04/09/2009 - Hearing Scheduled JEN - 04/21/2009 10:00 A.M. A-2

    01/16/2009 - H Filed in the House 01/16/2009 - H Referred to Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture 01/16/2009 - S Concurred in committee referral

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    Bill #: HB695 of 2009-2010 Session Title: An Act authorizing and directing the director of the division of waterways to

    dredge the harbor area surrounding Neponset River in Quincy, Massachusetts Summary: Directs the director of the division of waterways, within the department of

    environmental engineering, to dredge the harbor area surrounding Marina Bay and the Neponset River in Quincy; authorizes said director to expend appropriated sums for said dredging, not to exceed eight hundred thousand dollars.

    Sponsor: Representative Bruce J. Ayers (D) Co-sponsors:

    Refile: HB720 (2007-2008) Status: Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture (JEN) History: 01/16/2009 - H Filed in the House

    01/16/2009 - H Referred to Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture 01/16/2009 - S Concurred in committee referral

    Bill #: HB696 of 2009-2010 Session Title: Resolve to establish a special commission to perform an investigation and

    providing for a study relative to the long term management and maintenance of certain harbor islands

    Summary: Establishes a special commission to study providing long term management

    and maintenance of Moon Island and for determining and publicizing future development of Long Island. Articulates membership of said commission.

    Sponsor: Representative Bruce J. Ayers (D) Co-sponsors:

    Refile: HB719 (2007-2008) Status: Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture (JEN) History: 01/16/2009 - H Filed in the House

    01/16/2009 - H Referred to Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture 01/16/2009 - S Concurred in committee referral 07/29/2009 - Hearing Scheduled JEN - 08/06/2009 10:00 AM A-2

    Bill #: HB702 of 2009-2010 Session Title: An Act relative to the sustainable development of water infrastructure

    Summary: None Sponsor: Representative William N. Brownsberger (D)

    Co-sponsors: Refile: None Status: Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture (JEN) History: 01/16/2009 - H Filed in the House

    01/16/2009 - H Referred to Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture 01/16/2009 - S Concurred in committee referral

    Bill #: HB707 of 2009-2010 Session Title: An Act relative to community preservation funds for seawall repairs

    Summary: Amends provisions relative to community preservation; authorizes the use of monies in local community preservation funds for the preservation of public infrastructure through beach nourishment, dune restoration, and seawall maintenance and reconstruction.

    Sponsor: Representative James M. Cantwell (D) Co-sponsors:

    Refile: HB776 (2007-2008) Status: Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture (JEN)

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    History: 01/16/2009 - H Filed in the House 01/16/2009 - H Referred to Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture 01/16/2009 - S Concurred in committee referral 04/09/2009 - Hearing Scheduled JEN - 04/21/2009 10:00 A.M. A-2

    Bill #: HB708 of 2009-2010 Session Title: An Act to protect the coast

    Summary: Appropriates two million dollars to the division of waterways within the executive office of environmental affairs for the purpose of establishing a grant program to assist coastal cities and towns in repairing and rebuilding beaches, shores, seawalls and other necessary structures for the protection of property in said costal communities.

    Sponsor: Representative James M. Cantwell (D) Co-sponsors:

    Refile: HB775 (2007-2008) Status: Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture (JEN) History: 01/16/2009 - H Filed in the House

    01/16/2009 - H Referred to Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture 01/16/2009 - S Concurred in committee referral 04/09/2009 - Hearing Scheduled JEN - 04/21/2009 10:00 A.M. A-2

    Bill #: HB709 of 2009-2010 Session Title: An Act relative to community preservation funds for seawall repairs

    Summary: Amends provisions relative to community preservation; authorizes the use of monies in local community preservation funds for the preservation of public infrastructure th