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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 993        FILED ON: 1/13/2009

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 128

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Cynthia Stone Creem

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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 passage of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the guaranty fund for home improvement contrac tors.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Cynthia Stone Creem

First Middlesex and Norfolk


[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. S00177 OF 2007-2008.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand and Nine

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An Act relative to the guaranty fund for home improvement contractors.


 

              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 1 of Chapter 142A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out lines 9-13 inclusive and inserting in place thereof the following -  

“Claimant” an owner and resident of a residential building, containing at least one but not more than four dwelling units, or an owner and resident of a single condominium unit in a residential building, who has entered into a construction contract with a contractor to carry out construction work on said building, or, for a condominium owner, who has entered into a construction contract with a contractor to carry out construction work on an area of said building under that owner's exclusive control, and who is making a claim against said contractor for failure of p erformance under said contract.

SECTION 2.   This act shall be effective retroactively to January 1, 1996.   Any claim which would otherwise be foreclosed under the provisions of section 7 of this chapter shall be considered timely filed with regard to said section 7 if filed within six months of the enactment of this act.

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