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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3418         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3293

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kate Hogan

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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 housing in Massachusetts.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3418        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3293

By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3293) of Kate Hogan for legislation to establish a commission to study issues at housing developments for residents of the Commonwealth who are fifty-five years of age and older.  Housing. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to housing in Massachusetts.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 121B of the General laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 41A, the following section:-

              Section 41B. A commission shall be established to study and make recommendations to the local or regional housing authorities regarding the housing issues at developments for residents of the Commonwealth who are 55 years of age and older. The commission shall specifically address the structural design deficiencies that may economically affect older residents in the Commonwealth. The commission shall include, at a minimum, the following members, the secretary of elder affairs or his designee, the secretary of housing and economic development or his designee, the director of the division of professional licensure or his designee, and representatives from municipalities and developers of the units for residents over the age of 55.

              The commission shall submit its finding and recommendations for housing developments for those 55 years of age and older, 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 local or regional housing authorities not later than the May 1, 2014.

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