The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance is, within ninety days of the passage of this bill, authorized and directed to complete a feasibility study and report regarding the costs and benefits of constructing or leasing a post-conviction evidence retention facility in Massachusetts.
In undertaking such study and completing said report, the Division shall consider the possible multi-state utilization of such a facility, proximity to existing public safety or law enforcement lab facilities, space for future expansion, privacy and security concerns, geographic convenience, highway access, availability of town water and town sewer service, estimated potential savings to the cities and towns of the Commonwealth, the advancement of criminal justice in the Commonwealth, and such other matters as the Division deems helpful to the timely completion of its report.
In conducting the study and in preparation of its report, the Division shall consult with the Supreme Judicial Court, state or local bar associations, the Mass. Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the District Attorneys of the Commonwealth, the Executive Office of Public Safety, and the Mass. Municipal Association.
The Division shall file its report with the offices of the Senate President and the Speaker of the House, the legislative Committees on State Administration, the Judiciary, Bonding and Long-Term Debt, and the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means.
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