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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 200         FILED ON: 1/14/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1141

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Thomas P. Kennedy

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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 providing for investigating construction practices and their impact on firefighter deaths.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Thomas P. Kennedy

Second Plymouth and Bristol

Christopher G. Fallon

33rd Middlesex

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 200        FILED ON: 1/14/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1141

By Mr. Kennedy, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 1141) of Thomas P. Kennedy, Christopher G. Fallon, Thomas J. Calter, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court to provide for investigating construction practices and their impact on firefighter deaths.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1865 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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Resolve providing for investigating construction practices and their impact on firefighter deaths.

 

Resolved,               Resolved, That notwithstanding any General or Special Law to the contrary there is hereby established a Special Commission to investigate and make recommendations to the General Court concerning the use of manufactured wood products and light weight wood frame truss assemblies so called.  Such investigation shall study the inordinate number of firefighter deaths and injuries in this construction type, the impact these type building products will have on fire insurance rates in the Commonwealth, whether full disclosure to home buyers detailing the fire resistive qualities of these products compared to dimension lumber construction should be mandated and what steps should be taken to mitigate any problems associated with these products.

              Said Committee shall comprise three members of the Senate, three members of the House of Representatives, a representative of the Executive Office of Public Safety, a representative of the Massachusetts Fire Chiefs Association, and a representative of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts.

              Said Committee shall report its findings to the General Court no later than January 1, 2014.

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