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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 800         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1590

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Barry R. Finegold

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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 expedited permitting for energy efficient buildings.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Barry R. Finegold

Second Essex and Middlesex

Marcos A. Devers

16th Essex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 800        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1590

By Mr. Finegold, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1590) of Barry R. Finegold and Marcos A. Devers for legislation relative to expedited permitting for energy efficient buildings.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to expedited permitting for energy efficient buildings.
 

              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 3 of chapter 25A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended, by inserting after the definition “Petroleum products” the following new definition:-

              “Qualified energy efficient development”, a development of land, buildings, or structures which (a) (1) uses 15 per cent less total building energy consumption than minimally code compliant buildings; and (2) provides a minimum of 15 per cent of total building energy from onsite self-generation using renewable energy technologies; or (b) uses 30 per cent less total building energy consumption than minimally code compliant buildings.

              SECTION 2. Subsection (c) of section 10 of said chapter 25A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 26, the words “and (6)” and inserting in place thereof the following:-

              “(6) adopt an expedited application and permitting process under which projects that are a qualified energy efficient development may be sited within the municipality and which shall not exceed 6 months from the date of submission of the site plan application to the date of final approval. Such expedited application and permitting shall apply to qualified new building projects and major renovations which total an amount exceeding 50 percent of their replacement cost; and (7)”.

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