Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-378

GOV 378

Resiliency Infrastructure Procurement

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ___the following sections:-

"SECTION _. Section 3 of chapter 25A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition is hereby amended by inserting after the first paragraph, the following definition:-

“Adaptation projects”, public infrastructure projects designed to mitigate adjustments in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli and associated impacts, including but not limited to changes in processes, practices, and built and natural structures to increase resiliency, moderate potential damages, or benefit from opportunities associated with climate change.

SECTION _. Section 11C of said chapter 25A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:- “(e) The division of capital asset management and maintenance may contract for the procurement of capital improvements  for adaptation projects in the manner provided in subsections (a) and (c). A local governmental body may contract for the procurement of capital improvements for adaptation projects in the manner provided in subsections (b) and (c).”