Amendment #312, as changed to H3600

Battery Testing Facility

Mr. Goldstein-Rose of Amherst Mr. Goldstein-Rose of Amherst moves to amend the bill by inserting, after section 74A (inserted by amendment), the following section:-

 

SECTION 74B. There shall be established a special commission to study the feasibility, administration, and economic impact of a battery testing facility, located in one of the four western counties of the commonwealth. The commission shall consist of: the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies, or their designees, who shall serve as chairs of the commission; the commissioner of the department of energy resources, or a designee; the chief executive officer of Massachusetts clean energy center, or a designee; and the chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus, or a designee. The commission shall seek input and involvement from various public and private entities in the state with expertise or capacity related to battery technologies, clean energy, manufacturing, or engineering. The commission shall submit any recommendations to the clerks of the house of representatives and senate on or before February 1, 2018.


Amendment #312, as changed to H3600

Battery Testing Facility

Representative:

Frank I. Smizik

Peter V. Kocot

Jeffrey N. Roy