Adopted

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DUA Public Hearings

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

“SECTION__. Subsection (a) of section 62A of chapter 151A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

The department shall yearly conduct not less than 1 public hearing to seek the input of Massachusetts employers. Said hearing shall be held at a time and location designated to maximize employer participation. Not less than 20 days prior to a public hearing the commissioner shall conspicuously post notice of the time and location of the hearing on its website and send notice, electronically or otherwise, to members of the general court; every employer with an account with the department; the Massachusetts and Greater Boston Chambers of Commerce; the Massachusetts Taxpayers Association, Associated Industries of Massachusetts, and the National Federal of Independent Businesses.”