HOUSE DOCKET, NO. FILED ON: 12/21/2011
HOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No. 3853
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In the Year Two Thousand Eleven
AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PROCUREMENT AND AWARD OF CONTRACTS FOR CERTAIN AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THE CITY OF BOSTON.
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. Construction and development activity related to redevelopment by the Boston Housing Authority of facilities for supportive services on a portion of the federally-funded Bromley-Heath public housing project, or any part thereof, shall not be subject to any general or special law related to the procurement and award of contracts for the construction, reconstruction, installation, demolition, maintenance, or repair of any building by a public agency, but shall be subject to sections 26 to 27H, inclusive, of chapter 149 of the Generals Laws. Contracts for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling or repair of any publicly-owned public works that service this project and would otherwise be subject to section 39M of chapter 30 of the General Laws shall be subject to said section 39M of said chapter 30 if the redevelopment of the project is funded, in part, by state or federal government low-income housing tax credit, grant, or loan, or pursuant to the issuance of tax-exempt bonds authorized by general law. Any conveyance of the project, whether by leasehold or fee estate, to an urban redevelopment corporation organized under chapter 121A of the General Laws or to a nonprofit state and federally tax-exempt corporation organized for the purpose of revitalizing the project shall be subject to chapter 30B of the General Laws to the extent that the project is conveyed to an entity that is not owned, controlled, or managed by the Boston Housing Authority on the date of the conveyance.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.