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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 897         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 374

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Michael J. Rodrigues

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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 manufacturing in the Commonwealth   .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Michael J. Rodrigues

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 897        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 374

By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 374) of Michael J. Rodrigues for legislation relative to manufacturing in the Commonwealth.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to manufacturing in the Commonwealth   .
 

              Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to promote economic development in the Commonwealth, expand the property tax base, and preserve manufacturing jobs, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience., therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
 

              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 2 of Chapter 21I of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the definition of “Agency” the following definition –

              “Board”, the science advisory board of the Department of Environmental Protection.

              SECTION 2. Section 3 of said chapter 21I, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding, at the end thereof the following subsection: –

              (K) There shall be a science advisory board within the department consisting of twelve members appointed by the governor, three members shall be nominated by the secretary of the executive office of energy and environmental affairs (three year term), three members shall be nominated by the secretary of the executive office of housing and economic development (three  year term), two   members shall be nominated by the Speaker of the House (two year term), two members shall be nominated by nominated by the President of the Senate (two year term), one member shall be nominated by the director of labor and workforce development (one year term), and one member shall be nominated by the secretary of the executive office of health and human services (one year term). Members must have professional expertise in one of the following areas:  chemistry, chemical engineering, toxicology, risk analysis, materials science, pollution prevention, chemical synthesis, nanotechnology, environmental health, biochemistry, biology, or environmental science. The board shall advise the council on issues including, but not limited to, designation of substances as higher hazard substances and lower hazard substances.

              The members of the board shall serve without compensation, except that they may be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses incurred in the course of performing their duties as board members.  The board shall advise the council as to which substances from the list of toxic or hazardous substances established pursuant to section 9 should be designated as higher

              hazard substances or lower hazard substances.

              SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

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