AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE PROCEDURE FOR JUDICIAL APPEAL OF CERTAIN DISPUTES.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Subparagraph (c) of paragraph (1) of section 39Q of chapter 30 of the
General Laws, as amended by chapter 240 of the acts of 1987, is hereby
further amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place
thereof the following sentence:- Within twenty-one calendar days of the
receipt of a written decision or of the failure to issue a decision as
stated in the preceding subparagraph, any aggrieved party may file a notice
of claim for an adjudicatory hearing with the division of hearing officers
or the aggrieved party may file an action directly in a court of competent
jurisdiction and shall serve copies thereof upon all other parties in the
form and manner prescribed by the rules governing the conduct of
adjudicatory proceedings of the division of hearing officers.