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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2943         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2200

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Aaron Vega

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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 commission to investigate and study relative to the application of building codes when existing structures in gateway cities are converted to a mixed-use development .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

Michael Barrett

Third Middlesex

Claire D. Cronin

11th Plymouth

Marcos A. Devers

16th Essex

Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Paul A. Schmid, III

8th Bristol

Alan Silvia

7th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2943        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2200

By Mr.  Vega of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2200) of Aaron Vega and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the application of building codes when existing structures in gateway cities are converted to a mixed-use development.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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Resolve establishing a special commission to investigate and study relative to the application of building codes when existing structures in gateway cities are converted to a mixed-use development .

 

              Resolved, There is hereby established a special commission to investigate and study relative to the application of building codes when existing structures in gateway cities are converted to a mixed-use development. The eleven member commission shall consist of: the Commissioner of Public Safety or his designee; 1 member of the Board of Building Regulations and Standard; 3 members who shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, including 1 member of the joint committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, and 1 member of the joint committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security; 3 members who shall be appointed by the President of the Senate, including 1 member of the joint committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, and1 member of the joint committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security; 3 members to be appointed by the Governor, 1 of whom shall be a member of the American Institute of Architects, 1 of whom shall be a member of the Massachusetts Building Commissioners and Inspectors Association, and 1 of whom shall be an developer with experience converting existing structures to mixed-use.

              The commission shall investigate strategies to overcome obstacles in existing building codes when converting existing structures to a mixed-use development, while maintaining adequate access and public safety, and shall submit a report containing its findings and recommendations to the joint committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, and the joint committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, and to the House and Senate Chairs of the Gateway City Caucus by July 1, 2014.

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