Amendment #1, as changed to H.3873

Requiring DPU to investigate gas leak explosions

Mr. Chan move that the bill be amended Mr. Chan of Quincy moves to further amend amendment 1 to House bill 3873 by striking out the amendment in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following amendment:-

Mr. Chan of Quincy moves to amend the bill by inserting after Section 5 the following new section:-

Section 1F of Chapter 164 of the General Laws is amended after subsection (9) with the following new subsection:-

After it is found that a gas leak has caused an explosion by either the gas distribution company or a local or state public safety official, the Department shall issue a written finding as to why an investigation is or is not necessary to determine the cause of the explosion.