HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2729        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2678

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Daniel Cahill

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act creating a special commission to study the participation of minority business enterprises and women business enterprises in public construction projects.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Daniel Cahill

10th Essex

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

James K. Hawkins

2nd Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2729        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2678

By Mr. Cahill of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2678) of Daniel Cahill and others relative to establishing a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study the participation of minority business enterprises and women business enterprises in public construction projects.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act creating a special commission to study the participation of minority business enterprises and women business enterprises in public construction projects.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be established a special commission to investigate, study, and make legislative recommendations on the adequacy and efficiency of laws and regulations governing the participation of minority business enterprises and women business enterprises on public construction projects. The commission shall consist of 20 members, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the governor who shall serve as the co-chairman of the commission; 1 of whom shall be appointed by the attorney general, 3 of whom shall be members of the senate, 2 of whom shall be appointed by the president of the senate, of which 1 shall serve as co-chairman of the commission and 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; 3 of whom shall be members of the house of representatives, 2 of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house, of which 1 shall serve as co-chairman of the commission and 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives; the commissioner of the department of capital asset management and maintenance; the inspector general; the chairperson or his designee of the Massachusetts Municipal Association; the president or his designee of the Massachusetts Building Trades Council; the president or his designee of the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts; the president or his designee of the Building Trades Employers Association; the president or his designee of Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts; the president or his designee of Construction Industries of Massachusetts; the president or his designee of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO; a representative of the Massachusetts Minority Contractors Association, a representative of the National Association of Women and Construction, and a representative of The Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s issues. The commission shall file a report on the results of its study, together with its recommendations, if any, and any legislation necessary to carry such recommendations into effect, with the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate not later than December 31, 2020.