Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section thirty-six A of Chapter thirty-five of the General Laws, or the terms of the loan authorized by the Emergency Board on June twenty-first, nineteen hundred and eighty-nine for Hampden County, the county is hereby authorized to refund said loan by the issuance of bonds or notes for a period of ten years. Payments on such refunding bonds or notes shall be made in accordance with section twelve of chapter sixty-four D of the General Laws, and shall be scheduled so that no more than nine-tenths of the principal amount of the original loan approved by the Emergency Board remains outstanding at the end of Fiscal nineteen hundred and ninety.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of Chapter 193 of the acts of 1989 wherein the county of Hampden was authorized to borrow up to $4,500,000, said county is hereby authorized to borrow not more than $1,500,000 for the purposes specified in said act for a term not to exceed ten years, provided that no more than nine-tenths of the principal sum shall remain outstanding after July thirty-first, nineteen hundred and ninety.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
SECTION 1. Chapter 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following two sections:-
Section 200. There shall be an infrastructure commission, within the executive office of manpower affairs but not subject to its jurisdiction, consisting of the secretary of energy, secretary of labor, secretary of manpower affairs, secretary of communities and development, secretary of transportation and construction, chairman of the commission of public utilities, chairman of the Massachusetts Port Authority, chairman of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and three members to be appointed by the governor who shall be representatives of the business and professional community of the commonwealth. Of the appointive members, their initial appointments shall be for terms of one year, two years and three years.
Upon the expiration of the term of an appointive member, his successor shall be appointed in the manner aforesaid for a term of three years. The commission shall elect annually by and from its members a chairman who shall serve until his successor is elected and qualified. The members of the commission shall receive no compensation for their services.
Section 201. The infrastructure commission shall conduct continuing studies and investigation and research of the state's infrastructure, including but not limited to, its maintenance and revitalization over the next fifty years and shall develop long range plans therefor and shall co-operate with all public and private agencies responsible for any or all of such infrastructure. The commission shall advise and make recommendations to such agencies in matters affecting such infrastructure. The commission shall report triannually to the general court its activities, accomplishments, plans and recommendations, in any, for legislation necessary to carry such recommendations into effect by filing the same with the clerk of the house of representatives. The clerk shall forward such report and recommendations to the appropriate committee which shall review the same and may make comments and recommendations to said commission within ninety days of receipt of the same.
SECTION 2. The initial report required to be filed with the general court pursuant to the provisions of section one of this act shall be so filed within eighteen months of the effective date of this act.