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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 717         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1529

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Michael J. Rodrigues

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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 to increase the transparency of the Massachusetts Historical Commission.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Michael J. Rodrigues

First Bristol and Plymouth

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 717        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1529

By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1529) of Michael J. Rodrigues and Antonio F. D. Cabral for legislation to increase the transparency of the Massachusetts Historical Commission.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to increase the transparency of the Massachusetts Historical Commission.
 

              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 27C of Chapter 9 of the General Laws as appearing in the most recent edition is hereby amended by inserting the following at the end of the first paragraph:

              The commission shall publish, at least twice per month: (i) a summary or copy of the notices submitted pursuant to the first sentence of this paragraph, a summary or copy of each determination made by the commission regarding whether a project that is the subject of such notice will have any adverse effect, and a summary or copy of any commission recommendations regarding measures to eliminate, minimize, or mitigate adverse effects of such project; and (ii) a listing of any application to the commission for, and any certification made by the commission regarding, eligibility for and/or award of an historic rehabilitation tax credit under section 6J of chapter 62 or section 38R of chapter 63 of the General Laws.  The publication shall be available on the website of the Massachusetts Historical Commission in such form as is reasonably suited to informing all interested agencies and persons of such notices, applications, determinations, recommendations, and certifications, and shall indicate the manner in which the full text of any notice, application, determination, recommendations, or certifications may be obtained by such agencies or persons.

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