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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 74         FILED ON: 1/4/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1107

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Josh S. Cutler

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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 cost certification for certain housing projects.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

16th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 74        FILED ON: 1/4/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1107

By Mr.  Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1107) of Josh S. Cutler, James M. Cantwell and Thomas A. Golden, Jr. for legislation to require audits of the costs of certain affordable housing projects.  Housing. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to cost certification for certain housing projects.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 40B of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following new section:

              Section 31. The inspector general, in consultation with the attorney general shall enter into a contract with a third party for the purposes of auditing all affordable housing projects built through the comprehensive permit process since July 1, 1998 as outlined in sections 20 to 23, inclusive, of chapter 40B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition. The third party shall be hired through a competitive bidding process and meet minimum professional qualifications as determined by the inspector general’s office.

              All audits performed through this section shall be conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards, and include, but not be limited to, a review of the submitted cost certification, agreements between the developer and the financing authority, purchase and sale agreements, any and all documentation relating to the real estate appraisal of the relevant property or properties, all reported expenses and revenues, all documentation regarding the purchase, sale or lease, or tall constructed units, and any other matter requested by the inspector general.

              At the request of the third party, the inspector general’s office may subpoena the production of all records, reports, audits, reviews, papers, books, documents, recommendations, correspondence, and any other data and material relevant to any matter under audit or investigation, in accordance with section 9 of chapter 12A of the General Laws, as so appearing.

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