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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT REQUIRING A DISABLED COMMUTER REPRESENTATIVE ON REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY ADVISORY BOARDS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Section 5 of chapter 161B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the first paragraph the following paragraph:-

One representative of the disabled commuter population shall serve on the advisory board as a non-voting member for a 1 year term. Every city or town in the region, on a rotating basis as determined by the board, shall appoint a representative successively. The mayor or city manager and the chairman, town manager or town administrator shall appoint a resident of the city or town for this purpose. This representative shall be mobility impaired or have a family member who is mobility impaired, be a caretaker of a person who is mobility impaired, or work for an organization that serves the needs of the physically disabled. The representative of a city or town may be reappointed after representatives from the other cities and towns within the region have served their 1 year terms.

Approved September 7, 2006.