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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3481         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2883

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bruce J. Ayers

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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 provide funds for ADA compliance in cities and towns.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3481        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2883

By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2883) of Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to regulate the use of certain funds in cities and towns for compliance with the Americans with Disability Act. Municipalities and Regional Government.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1965 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 provide funds for ADA compliance in cities and towns.
 

              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 22G of Chapter 40 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after “and shall be used solely for the benefit of persons with disabilities” the following:—“by utilizing said funds for the sole purpose of funding projects to assist in making public property and buildings in the city or town ADA complaint”.

              SECTION 2. Section 22G  of Chapter 40 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following section:—

              Any city or town acting under this section shall establish a special commission for the purpose of conducting an investigation and study of the needs of said city or town.  The special commission shall consist of 1 member from the local zoning board, 1 member of the planning board, 2 members of the commission on disabilities, and the chief executive or his designee.  The special commission shall present the findings of its investigation and provide a master plan of the implementation ADA laws in the city or town.

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