SECTION 1. Chapter 3 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 38B the following section:-
Section 38B½. The committee on ways and means of each branch of the general court shall conduct no less than 3 public hearings on bills referred to them that purport to establish, increase or expand any new or existing taxes or fees. The committees shall give 14 days’ public notice prior to holding such public hearings. Each meeting shall be conducted in different cities in three distinct geographical regions of the commonwealth. One meeting shall be conducted in the City of Boston, one in the City of Worcester, and one in the City of Springfield.
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