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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3257         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 249

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul W. Mark, (BY REQUEST)

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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 update the home improvement contractor law.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3257        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 249

By Mr. Mark of Peru (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 249) of Paul W. Mark for legislation to establish a special commission to review the home improvement contractor law.  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to update the home improvement contractor law.
 

              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- There shall be a special commission to study the feasibility of updating the laws regarding regulation of home improvement contractors.  The commission shall investigate the effectiveness of the Residential Contractor’s Guaranty Fund and the feasibility of improving the civil action system and enforcement of civil judgments.

              The Commission shall consist of the Attorney General or their designee, the Sheriff of each county or their designee, a representative of the Chief Justice of the District Court from each county, the Chief Justice of the Boston Municipal Court or their designee, the Undersecretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation or their designee, a representative of the Massachusetts Consumers’ Coalition, a representative of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts.  The commission shall convene its first official meeting not later than one year from the passage of this Act.  The commission shall issue their report not later than one year after the first official meeting.  The commissioners shall not receive compensation. 

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