SENATE DOCKET, NO. 581        FILED ON: 1/13/2009

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 771



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Nine



An Act relative to affordable housing use restrictions..


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1: Section 21 of chapter 40B of the Massachusetts General laws is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

All low and moderate income housing units built using a comprehensive permit must include a use restriction that remains in effect in perpetuity. Local boards shall have the sole discretion to waive this clause provided that it is replaced with a use restriction that remains in effect for a minimum of 30 years.