Municipal government

Senator Friedman sponsored the following bills relative to municipal government in the 2017-2018 legislative session:

SD2466 An Act relative to proceeds from the sale of bonds

  • Summary: N/A

Senator Friedman is taking the lead on the following bill that was originally filed by the late Senator Ken Donnelly at the start of the 2017-2018 legislative session:

S1693 Resolve establishing a special commission to identify a suitable location for a justice complex in Southern Middlesex County

  • Summary: This bill would create a study to identify and evaluate potential sites suitable for the location of a replacement justice complex in Southern Middlesex County.

Senator Friedman has co-sponsored the following bills relative to municipal government in the 2017-2018 legislative session:

S946 An Act relative to the geographical jurisdiction of the Housing Court Department

  • Summary: This bill would increase Lexington’s access to the Housing Court — makes them part of the Northeast Region.

S117 An Act providing municipal control of liquor licenses

  • Summary: This bill would strike the current liquor license quota system and give licensing authority back to cities and towns. Cities and towns would also be able to grant seasonal and farmer-winery and brewery licenses without legislative approval.