2021-2022 Priorities

Top Priority Bills

H3255 – An Act to Promote EV Fleets by 2035 by Representative Barber and Representative Meschino

H878/S610 An Act to save recycling costs in the commonwealth by Representative Day and Senator Rush

H3559 – An Act relative to public transit electrification by Representative Barber and Representative Owens

H3350 An Act relative to building energy and decarbonization by Representative Meschino

H3336 – An Act relative to energy facilities siting reform to address environmental justice, climate, and public health by Representative Madaro

H3302/S2155 – An Act to Promote Offshore Wind Energy and Renewables by Representative Fernandes and Senator Cyr

Green Budget Line-Items

  • Increase the Department of Environmental Protection’s (MassDEP) Administration line-item (2200-0100) by $6.88M to $40M (from $39.78M in FY21). Governor’s Budget is $33.12M. 
  • Increase the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) State Parks and Recreation line item (2810-0100) by $2.62M to $50M (from $51.53M in FY21with earmarks). Governor’s Budget is $47.38M.  
  • Increase MassWildlife’s Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program line-item (2310-0300) to $1M (from $500k in FY21). Governor’s Budget is $154,222. 
  • Increase the Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) FY22 operating budget line item (2300-0101) by $400k to $3M (from $2.6M in FY21). Governor’s Budget is $2M. 

Secondary Priority Bills

H851/S524 – An Act preserving open space in the commonwealth (Public Lands Preservation Act) by Representative Balser and Senator Eldridge

H805/S459 – An Act fostering voting opportunities, trust, equity, and security by Representative Lawn and Senator Creem 

S2167An Act to support innovation and local investment in the green economy/ Act to increase funding and enhance the mission of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center by Representative Dykema and Senator Eldridge 

H898/S1936 – An Act relative to maintaining adequate water supplies through effective drought management by Representative Dykema and Senator Eldridge 

H1792/S996 – An Act to create access to justice by Representative Meschino, Representative Madaro and Senator DiDominico 

H3292 – An Act achieving a green future with infrastructure and workforce investments by Representative Driscoll 

H3334/S2196 – An Act relative to home energy efficiency by Representative Madaro and Senator Lesser 

H2960 – An Act increasing the conservation land tax credit by Representative Jones

H2230/ S1447 – An Act to improve outdoor and indoor air quality for communities burdened by transportation pollution by Representative Barber, Representative Connolly, and Senator Jehlen 

H1686/S2197 – An Act to prevent biomass energy to protect the air we breathe by Representative Livingstone, Representative Ramos, and Senator Lesser 

H3243 – An Act sparking the modernization of state heating systems by Representative Vitolo 

H980/S501 – An Act promoting sustainable development and infrastructure, economic security, and fiscal responsibility with respect to climate risks by Representative Peake and Senator Collins 

H983/S603 – An Act establishing a Massachusetts Flood Risk Protection Program by Representative Peake and Senator Pacheco 

H3288/S2136 – 100% Clean Act by Representative Decker, Representative Garballey, and Senator Boncore 

H3264/S2138 – An act relative to transportation and environmental justice by Representative Blais and Senator Boncore 

S665/H1223 – An Act to establish a Massachusetts Public Bank by Representative Mike Connolly and Representative Nika Elugardo

Budget Line-Items

  • Increase Supplier Diversity office’s line-item (1780-0100) by $3M to $5.5M. Governor’s Budget is $2.5M.