SECTION 1. Chapter 3 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 38C the following section:-
Section 38D. (a) A member of the general court may, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, contact a state agency as defined in section 1 of chapter 30, when inquiring about a constituent without obtaining a release from such constituent.
(b) A member may, notwithstanding any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, refer constituents directly to any state or local agency, organization or non-profit.
SECTION 2. Section 38 of chapter 207 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “thereunder”, in line 12, the following words:- ; by a member of the general court; provided, however that such member shall not solemnize more than 3 marriages annually; and provided, that no such member shall receive anything of value for such ceremony.
SECTION 3. Chapter 268A of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-
Section 30. Nothing in this chapter shall prevent a member of the General Court from referring a constituent to, or such member directly contacting on behalf of a person or constituent, a state agency or any entity funded by the state, to make a legislative inquiry, or to obtain information relating to the constituent who has requested legislative assistance from a member to make an inquiry on his or her behalf. No state agency shall require a release from such constituent prior to a member dealing with such state agency or entity on the constituents behalf.
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