Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Chapter 37 of the acts of 1976 is hereby amended by adding the following section:-
Section 14. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections one through thirteen, inclusive, of this act, or the provisions of chapter five hundred and twenty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and eighty-three or any other general or special law to the contrary the city of Somerville may establish a condominium review board, and may by ordinance regulate the conversion of housing accommodations in said city to the condominium or cooperative form of ownership and the eviction of tenants incident to the conversion or sale of condominiums. Such ordinance may include, but is not limited to, provisions for investigations into and hearings on condominium conversions or proposed conversions, a permit process, tenant notification requirements and other measures to protect tenants, control of evictions, and penalties for violation of the ordinance. Nothing contained in sections two through thirteen, inclusive, of this chapter shall limit the regulatory powers of the city of Somerville with respect to condominium conversion or evictions incident thereto. The condominium review board may exercise such powers as it is given by ordinance.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.