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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 329         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1246

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James E. Timilty

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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 relative to the Architectural Access Board.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James E. Timilty

 

Thomas P. Kennedy

 

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Karen E. Spilka

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 329        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1246

By Mr. Timilty, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1246) of James E. Timilty, Thomas P. Kennedy, Denise Andrews and Karen E. Spilka for legislation relative to the Architectural Access Board [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 45 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to the Architectural Access Board.
 

              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.  Section 13A of chapter 22 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the second and third sentences in the first paragraph, and inserting in place thereof the following sentences:- Two of the appointive members shall be architects licensed to practice in the Commonwealth.  One of the appointive members shall be a licensed building inspector.  Three of the appointive members shall be selected after consultation with advocacy groups on behalf of persons with disabilities.

                              SECTION 2.  Section 13A of chapter 22 is further hereby amended by striking out, in lines 37 and 38, the words “public buildings accessible to, functional for, and safe for use by physically handicapped persons”, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- buildings, including areas that are not generally in public use pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines, 36 CFR section 1191.1, accessible to, functional for, and safe for use by persons with disabilities.

                              SECTION 3.  Section 13A of chapter 22 is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 45-46, the words "if the number of parking spaces in any such area is fifteen or more".

                              SECTION 4.  Section 13A of chapter 22 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “buildings”, in line 62, the following words:- and facilities.

                              SECTION 5.  Section 13A of chapter 22 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “buildings”, in line 69, the following words:- and facilities.

                              SECTION 6.  Section 13A of chapter 22 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “building”, in line 86, the following words:- or facility.

                              SECTION 7.  Section 13A of chapter 22 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “building”, in line 87, the following words:- or facility.

                              SECTION 8.  Section 13A of chapter 22 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “building”, in line 88, the following words:- or facility.

                              SECTION 9.  Section 13A of chapter 22 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “building”, in line 89, the following words:- or facility.

                              SECTION 10.  Section 13A of chapter 22 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “building”, in line 154, the following word:- ,facility.

                              SECTION 11.  Section 13A of chapter 22 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “completion”, in line 183, the following paragraph:-

                              “Facility”, all or any portion of buildings, structures, site improvements, complexes, equipment, roads, walks, passageways, parking lots, or other real or personal property, including the site where the building, property, structure or equipment is located.

                              SECTION 12.  Said section 13A of chapter 22 is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 206 and 207, the words “with a capacity of fifteen or more automobiles”.

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