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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 25: Water infrastructure advisory committee; members; report

Section 25. (a) There shall be a water infrastructure advisory committee to monitor the progress of closing the gap in funding for water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure.

(b) The advisory committee shall consist of: the secretary of energy and environmental affairs or a designee; the state treasurer or a designee; 2 people to be appointed by the president of the senate, 1 of whom shall be a member of the senate and 1 of whom shall be a representative of a planning organization, an environmental consumer organization or other public interest organization; 2 people to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, 1 of whom shall be a member of the house of representatives and 1 of whom shall be a representative of a planning organization, an environmental consumer organization or other public interest organization; 1 person to be appointed by the minority leader of the senate and 1 person to be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives, each of whom shall be from different geographic regions of the commonwealth and who shall be representatives of the business community; and 13 persons to be appointed by the secretary of energy and environmental affairs who shall not be employees of the executive branch and who shall reside in different geographic regions of the commonwealth, 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority advisory board, 1 of whom shall be a representative of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts, 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Utility Contractors' Association of New England, Inc., 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Waterworks Association, Inc., 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, Inc., 1 of whom shall be a representative of Clean Water Action, 1 of whom shall be a representative of Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Inc., 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Environmental League of Massachusetts, Inc., 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance, Inc., 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Water Pollution Control Association, Inc., 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Coalition for Water Resources Stewardship, Inc., 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section and 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.

(c) The advisory committee may file a report on the activities of the committee as deemed necessary with the clerks of the house and the senate who shall forward the same to the chairs of the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture.