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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 315        FILED ON: 1/9/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2777


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Ruth B. Balser


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 providing for an exemption to the Uniform Procurement Act.






Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

John J. Mahoney

13th Worcester

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 315        FILED ON: 1/9/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2777

By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2777) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to exempt public, educational and governmental community television contracts from the Uniform Procurement Act.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act providing for an exemption to the Uniform Procurement Act.


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

              Subsection (b) of section 1 of chapter 30B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after clause (34) the following clause:

              (35) municipalities operating or directly managing the public, educational, and/or governmental community television services for their community, as well as any contract, agreement, lease or purchase by a non profit corporation which has agreed with a municipality as an issuing authority, as defined in section 1 of chapter 166A, to provide services associated with public, educational, or governmental community television, provided, however, that a municipality may opt to seek or continue to seek public bids at its discretion.

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