Mr. Tarr moved that the bill be amended by inserting, after Section__, the following new Section:-

“SECTION__. The department of housing and community development is hereby authorized and directed to conduct a study of the barriers to homeownership in the commonwealth, and to report back with recommendations on how the state can best provide strong incentives to promote private homeownership opportunities, including but not limited to the offering of tax incentives and private mortgage insurance assistance. Said report shall be completed and submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on housing no later than December 31, 2013.”