Amendment #13 to H4912

Changing threshold occupancy of lodging homes

Mr. Kearney of Scituate move to amend the bill, as amended, by inserting after SECTION 15 the following 3 sections:-

“SECTION 15A. Section 1 of chapter 64G of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the definition of “Lodging house” and inserting in place thereof the following definition:-

“Lodging house”, a house licensed or required to be licensed under section 23 of chapter 140 and where lodgings are rented to not less than 6 people who shall not be within the second degree of kindred to the owner or operator of such lodging house.

SECTION 15B. Section 199B of chapter 111 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence of second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:-

For the purpose of this section, “rooming house” shall mean every dwelling or part thereof which contains 1 or more rooming units in which space is let or sublet for compensation by the owner or operator to 6 or more persons not within the second degree of kindred to the person compensated.”

“SECTION 15C Chapter 140 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out section 22, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 22. “Lodging house”, as used in sections 22 to 31, inclusive, shall mean a house where lodgings are let to 6 or more persons not within second degree of kindred to the person conducting it, and shall include fraternity houses and dormitories of educational institutions, but shall not include dormitories of charitable or philanthropic institutions or convalescent or nursing homes licensed under section 71 of chapter 111 or rest homes so licensed, or group residences licensed or regulated by agencies of the commonwealth.”

and by inserting, after section 17, the following section:-

“SECTION 17A Section 22 of chapter 270 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the definition of “Lodging home” and inserting in place thereof the following definition:

“Lodging home”, a dwelling or part thereof which contains 1 or more rooming units in which space is let or sublet for compensation by the owner or operator to 6 or more persons. The residential portion of boarding houses, rooming houses, dormitories, and other similar dwelling places are included in this definition. Hospitals, sanitariums, jails, houses of correction, homeless shelters, and assisted living homes are not included in this definition.”

 


Additional co-sponsor(s) added to Amendment #13 to H4912

Changing threshold occupancy of lodging homes

Representative:

Angelo M. Scaccia