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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1951         FILED ON: 2/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3285

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Geoff Diehl

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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 functions and function facilities.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1951        FILED ON: 2/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3285

By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3285) of Geoff Diehl relative to the cancellation of function facility contracts involving facilities undergoing changes in ownership or management. The Judiciary.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to functions and function facilities.
 

              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.  Chapter 93 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

              Section 115.  Every contract for a hall or room rental for an event shall provide clearly and conspicuously in writing that such contract may be cancelled, at the option of the consumer or lessee, within 30 days after the date of receipt by said consumer or lessee of notice from the owner or manager of the facility that there will be a change in ownership or management of said facility.  The owner or manager of the facility shall, upon receipt of information that the ownership of the facility is changing, immediately notify in writing by first class mail, all consumers or lessees, of such change and their option to cancel. The consumer or lessee shall have 30 days from the date of receipt of said notice to cancel the scheduled event at the facility without penalty.  Any deposit or monies paid pursuant to the contract by the consumer or lessee to the facility shall be refunded within 15 business days of receipt of such notice of cancellation, and the contract for the hall or room rental for an event shall be void upon cancellation.

              Any violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of $50 per day.

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