LSPA Legislative Update

MA Senate Passes LSPA Bill Mandating Insurance for Home Heating Oil Releases

The LSPA is pleased to announce that on April 25, 2024, the Massachusetts Senate passed the LSPA’s bill, S.2737, An Act relative to the remediation of home heating oil releases. Senator Paul Feeney, Chair of the Joint Committee on Financial Services, spoke in support of the bill prior to the vote. Read the press release on this and two other consumer protection bills from the office of Senate President Karen Spilka. 

This is a significant step forward but our work is only half done. The Senate bill is now at the House Committee on Ways and Means for consideration. The LSPA’s Legislative Committee will be working on moving the bill through the House of Representatives before July 31, 2024. If passed by the House, the bill would go next to the Governor’s desk. We’ll keep you posted on progress.

Other Legislation the LSPA Is Following

The LSPA is monitoring the status of these two bills that are currently in the Senate Ways and Means Committee:

Bills the LSPA Opposed That Were Sent “to Study”

The following bills did not pass out of their committees with a favorable vote. Sending a bill “to study” typically means there will be no further action on the bill during the legislative session. The LSPA opposed all of these bills.

S. 571, An Act relative to the re-use of soil for large reclamation projects

H. 782, An Act relative to the board of registration of hazardous waste site cleanup professionals

H. 809, An Act providing notice to the public of hazardous waste sites

For more information about the LSPA’s legislative activities, please contact one of the committee Co-Chairs:

Timothy Clinton, LSP
Email: [email protected]

Katherine Kudzma, LSP
Email: [email protected]

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