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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 497         FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 527

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Daniel K. Webster, (BY REQUEST)

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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 in law apartments.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Philip Dwyer

117 Plantation Drive


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 497        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 527

By Mr. Webster of Pembroke (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 527) of Philip Dwyer relative to in-law apartment restrictions.  The Judiciary.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 4012 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to in law apartments.
 

              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 30 of chapter 184 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition,  is hereby amended by inserting after the first paragraph, the following paragraph:-

                              Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no restriction determined to be of such actual and substantial benefit may prevent  a senior parent of a homeowner from  occupation of said addition or alteration as long as the following stipulations occur: (a) the alteration or addition shall be one level not to exceed 1,000 square feet and may contain one bedroom, living room, kitchen, dining area, and one full bathroom; (b) the unit may only be used as senior housing and never as income property; provided, however,  if the senior occupancy is no longer needed, the unit  shall be converted back to a common living area by the homeowner; and  (c)the  unit must be altered subject to the building code of the commonwealth, and must conform to Title V regulations in order to be granted a building permit. 

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