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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1405         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 199

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James T. Welch

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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 resolve:

Resolve establishing a special legislative commission on young professionals.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James T. Welch

Hampden

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Karen E. Spilka

Second Middlesex and Norfolk

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1405        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 199

By Mr. Welch, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 199) of James T. Welch, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Karen E. Spilka and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to establish a special legislative commission on young professionals.  Economic Development and Emerging Technologies. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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Resolve establishing a special legislative commission on young professionals.

 

              Resolved, that notwithstanding any general or special laws to the contrary, there shall be a special commission on young professionals established to examine how the Commonwealth can better engage, involve and educate young professionals in decisions and policies that effect them and the Commonwealth. The commission will examine best practices and policies to retain and attract intellectual capital that will make Massachusetts a place where young professionals want to live, work and play.

              The commission shall consist of 21 members, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the Governor, 1 of whom shall be the secretary of housing and economic development or a designee, 1 of whom shall be the secretary of labor and workforce development or a designee, 1 of whom shall be the secretary of education or a designee, 3 of whom shall be appointed by the President of the Senate  1 of which from the minority party, 3 of whom shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House 1 of which from the minority party, 1 of whom shall be the chair of the Berkshire Young Professionals or a designee, 1 of whom shall be the president of the Worcester Young Businessmen's Association or a designee, 1 of whom shall be the president of the Greater Lawrence Young Professionals Network or a designee, 1 of whom shall be the president of the Young Professionals Society of Greater Springfield or a designee, 1 of whom shall be the president of the Northampton Area Young Professionals or a designee, 1 of whom shall be the president of ONEinThree Boston or a designee, 1 of whom shall be the president of the Young Professionals of Greater Lowell or a designee, 1 of whom shall be the president of the North of Boston Young Professionals or a designee, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the Executive Director of the New Bedford Economic Development Council, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the President of the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, 1 of whom shall be the Executive Director of the Cape Cod Young Professionals or a designee.

              When the commission sees fit by a majority vote they may add additional members to the commission as recommended by the Governor.

              The commission shall meet within 30 days of passage of this Act, and not less than quarterly thereafter, and shall release final recommendations to Governor’s Office and House and Senate Ways and Means Committees no later than 18 months from passage of this Act.

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