Amendment #27 to S.2021

Water Infastructure Advisory Committee

Representatives Dykema of Holliston, Conroy of Wayland, Rogers of Cambridge, Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, Gordon of Bedford, Lawn of Watertown, Hogan of Stow, McMurtry of Dedham, Andrews of Orange, Garballey of Arlington, O'Day of West Boylston, Kafka of Stoughton, Moran of Lawrence, Smizik of Brookline, Walsh of Framingham, Campbell of Methuen, Madden of Nantucket, Mahoney of Worcester, Provost of Somerville, Schmid of Westport, Orrall of Lakeville, Fiola of Fall River, Benson of Lunenburg, Donahue of Worcester, Nyman of Hanover, Gobi of Spencer and Decker of Cambridge move that the bill be amended by adding the following sections:-



SECTION YY. Chapter 21A of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-



Section 24. (a) There shall be a water infrastructure advisory committee to monitor the progress of closing the gap in funding for water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure.



(b) The advisory committee shall consist of: the secretary of energy and environmental affairs or a designee; the state treasurer or a designee; 2 people to be appointed by the president of the senate, 1 of whom shall be a member of the senate and 1 of whom shall be a representative of a planning organization, environmental consumer organization or other public interest organization; 3 people to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, 1 of whom shall be a member of the house of representatives, 1 of whom shall be a representative of a planning organization, environmental consumer organization or other public interest organization and 1 of whom shall be a representative of a regional economic development organization awarded a contract pursuant to section 3K of chapter 23A; 1 person to be appointed by the minority leader of the senate and 1 person to be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives, each of whom shall be from different geographic regions of the commonwealth and who shall be representatives of the business community; and 13 persons to be appointed by the secretary who shall not be employees of the executive branch and who shall reside in different geographic regions of the commonwealth, 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Advisory Board, 1 of whom shall be a representative of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts, 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Utility Contractors' Association of New England, Inc., 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Water Works Association, 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, Inc., 1 of whom shall be a representative of Clean Water Action, 1 of whom shall be a representative of Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Inc., 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Environmental League of Massachusetts, Inc., 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance, Inc., 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Water Pollution Control Association, Inc., 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Coalition for Water Resources Stewardship, Inc., 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section and 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. Each of those organizations shall provide a list of at least 3 but not more than 5 candidates for consideration by the secretary. Each of the members shall be an expert or shall have experience in the field of law or public policy, water, wastewater or storm water planning, design and construction of water, wastewater or storm water projects, utility management, management consulting or organizational finance; provided, however, that at least1 member shall have expertise in organizational finance. The secretary shall designate a member to serve as the chairperson of the commission but the chairperson shall not be the secretary, the state treasurer or their designees. The members of the committee shall serve for 4 years terms.



(c) The advisory committee shall hold an annual meeting to present a report reviewing the progress and recommendations of the special water infrastructure finance commission established by section 145 of chapter 27 of the acts of 2009, including, but not limited to: (1) the status of enterprise funds for water and wastewater; (2) the status of storm water utilities; (3) the status of the number of capital infrastructure programs for water infrastructure; (4) progress on closing the gap in funding for meeting the needs of this infrastructure; and (5) the status of best management practices and new technologies being implemented by local systems.



(d) The advisory committee shall file an annual report with the clerks of the House and the Senate and the chairs of the Joint Committee on the Environment on or before January 15.



SECTION ZZ. Members of the water infrastructure advisory committee established by section 24 of chapter 21A of the General Laws, inserted by section YY, shall be appointed on or before November 31, 2014.
Additional Cosponsors
Thomas P. Conroy
David M. Rogers
Tricia Farley-Bouvier
Kenneth I. Gordon
John J. Lawn, Jr.
Kate Hogan
Paul McMurtry
Denise Andrews
Sean Garballey
James J. O'Day
Louis L. Kafka
Frank A. Moran
Frank I. Smizik
Chris Walsh
Linda Campbell
Timothy R. Madden
John J. Mahoney
Denise Provost
Paul A. Schmid, III
Keiko M. Orrall
Carole Fiola
Jennifer E. Benson
Daniel M. Donahue
Rhonda Nyman
Anne M. Gobi
Marjorie C. Decker