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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1323         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1632

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bruce E. Tarr

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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 tourism collaboration .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1323        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1632

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1632) of Bruce E. Tarr and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation relative to tourism collaboration.  Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1715 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to tourism collaboration .
 

              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. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority shall develop and promulgate regulations to permit the placement, maintenance and operation of kiosks for promotion of tourism to regions of the Commonwealth in the Massachusetts Convention Center and the Hynes Convention Center.  Said regulations shall limit the number of such kiosks to no more than one per county of the Commonwealth, and shall contain provisions including but not limited to the following:

                          1) A process by which applications for kiosk space are received from regional tourism and hospitality organizations and analyzed, approved or rejected; 

                          2) Any relevant dimensional requirements and/or limitations on the dimensions of kiosks permitted pursuant to this section; 

                          3) Any necessary maintenance requirements for such kiosks;

                          4) Any necessary regulations governing the appearance of such kiosks;

                          5) A prohibition on the authority or the Commonwealth bearing any cost for the placement, maintenance, or operation of such kiosks; and

                          6) Any relevant requirements for the staffing of such kiosks so as to comport with the operational standards of the facilities in which they are placed, provided that nothing herein shall be construed to require that individuals staffing such kiosks be compensated or be subject to a collective bargaining agreement.

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