Amendment #41 to H.3382

PPP & Pacheco Law

Representatives Jones of North Reading, Peterson of Grafton, Hill of Ipswich, Poirier of North Attleborough and deMacedo of Plymouth move that the bill be amended by inserting after SECTION 8 (as printed) the following sections:-

“SECTION XX. Sections 52, 53, 54, 55 and 56 of chapter 7 of the General Laws, as so appearing, are hereby repealed.

SECTION XX. Section 73 of chapter 6C of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking the sixth, seventh and eighth paragraphs and inserting in place thereof the following:-

The report shall be delivered within 30 days of the commission’s approval of a request for proposal for design-build-finance-operate-maintain or design-build-operate-maintain services to the secretary for administration and finance, the house committee on ways and means, the senate committee on ways and means, and the joint committee on transportation.

The commission shall review projects on the comprehensive state transportation plan, required under section 11, and the comprehensive long term capital plan, required under section 11A, to determine if any projects would be appropriate for a public-private agreement. If the commission determines that a project would be appropriate for such an agreement, the commission shall submit its recommendation to the department. Within 30 days of the commission’s recommendation to the department that a project may be appropriate for a public-private agreement, the commission shall forward its recommendations to the secretary for administration and finance, the house committee on ways and means, the senate committee on ways and means, and the joint committee on transportation.

If the department does not submit a draft of a request for proposal to the commission for its review and approval, required under this section, for a project recommended to the department as a project that may be appropriate for a public-private agreement, the department shall outline its reasons for not submitting such request in writing to the commission, the secretary for administration and finance, the house committee on ways and means, the senate committee on ways and means, and the joint committee on transportation.”.