HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1704        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2903

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Mathew J. Muratore

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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 to improve water sub-metering in manufactured housing communities.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Mathew J. Muratore

1st Plymouth

David F. DeCoste

5th Plymouth

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Norman J. Orrall

12th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1704        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2903

By Mr. Muratore of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2903) of Mathew J. Muratore and others relative to water sub-metering in manufactured housing communities.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1766 OF 2017-2018.]

 

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 to improve water sub-metering in manufactured housing communities.

 

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. Chapter 40 of the General Laws, is hereby amended by inserting the following new section at the end thereof:

In order to assist with assuring that all residents residing in Manufactured Housing are treated equally and to preserve scarce natural resources, water sub metering may be required by the owner or operator of any Manufactured Housing Community in the Commonwealth; in the event that such owner or operator elects to do this, each and every resident shall be required to share equally in any and all costs associated with such sub-metering and provided, further, that notwithstanding that this is a capital cost, this cost may be recouped by the owner or operator at the time of installation of the sub-metering and shall not be collected as though it were a capital cost.