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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1786        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1871

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard T. Moore

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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 provide for efficient use of leased or rented property and prevent waste in use of leased or rented facilities.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard T. Moore

 

Bruce E. Tarr

 

John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1786        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1871

By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1871) of Richard T. Moore, Bruce E. Tarr, John V. Fernandes and Thomas M. Stanley for legislation to provide for efficient use of leased or rented property and prevent waste in use of leased or rented facilities.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. 

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to provide for efficient use of leased or rented property and prevent waste in use of leased or rented 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.  Section 43H of Chapter 7 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof, the following: -

              ; and provided further, that no such lease or tenancy at will or other rental agreement shall have been approved, that is not accompanied by a justification of the need for such property by the Commonwealth and that does not include a clause allowing the Commonwealth to terminate the lease in a reasonable manner and time when, in the opinion of the said the executive or administrative head of such state department, court, commission or board or the state superintendent of state office buildings, the continued need for such property is no longer apparent or justified.

                              SECTION 2.  Said Section 43H of Chapter 7 of the general laws, is hereby further amended, by adding the following new paragraphs: -

              The director of facilities management is hereby authorized and directed to review all current leases, tenancies at will or other rental agreements to ensure that any renewal or extension thereof shall include a clause allowing the commonwealth to terminate the lease, tenancy at will or rental agreement in a reasonable manner and time when, in the opinion of the executive or administrative head of the state department, court, commission or board or the superintendent of state office building, the continued need for such leased, occupied or rented property is no longer apparent or justified.

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