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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1396        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3000


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Sarah K. Peake


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 commission to study art in public spaces.






Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

5th Essex

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Brian R. Mannal

2nd Barnstable

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1396        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3000

By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 3000) of Sarah K. Peake and others for an investigation by a special commission relative to art in public spaces.  Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



Resolve establishing a commission to study art in public spaces.


              Resolved, SECTION 1.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be a special commission to study art in public spaces.  The commission shall consist of 7 members: 4 members appointed by the governor, provided that 1 shall be an individual working as an artist and 1 shall be affiliated with a regional arts council; 1 person appointed by the president of the senate; 1 person appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; and the executive director of the Massachusetts cultural council or her designee.


              Said commission shall study and report on any necessary policy initiatives, regulatory or statutory changes needed to: (a) increase art in public spaces; and (b) develop guidelines to determine fair and adequate compensation for artists whose work is exhibited in public spaces.  The commission shall identify costs associated with and funding sources available to fairly compensate artists for their art displayed in public spaces.

              The commission shall submit its findings and recommendations, together with drafts of legislation necessary to carry those recommendations into effect by filing the same with the clerks of the house of representatives and senate, the house and senate committees on ways and means, and the joint committee on tourism, arts and cultural development not later than January 1, 2014.

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