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Chapter 139 AN ACT RELATIVE TO A FORM OF GOVERNANCE FOR THE BOSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY.

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

SECTION 1. Section 2 of chapter 88 of the acts of 1989 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 7, the following words:- not less than twenty.

SECTION 2. The first paragraph of said section 2 of said chapter 88 is hereby further amended by inserting after the third sentence the following sentence:- One of the remaining members shall be a tenant with rental assistance administered by the Boston Housing Authority, who has had experience serving in a resident advisory capacity with the Boston Housing Authority, appointed from a list of names submitted to the mayor through a process agreed upon by the rental assistance tenants who have served in a resident advisory capacity.

SECTION 3. Said section 2 of said chapter 88 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “tenants”, in line 11, the following words:- or the rental assistance tenant.

SECTION 4. Said first paragraph of said section 2 of said chapter 88 is hereby further amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the following 2 sentences:- All members shall serve terms of 2 years, but beginning in the year 2013, such terms need not be co-terminous with the term of the Boston city council and a member may continue to serve until a replacement is appointed by the mayor and, where applicable, confirmed by the Boston city council. The mayor and the Boston city council may modify this provision by ordinance to provide for longer terms or for scattered terms so as to insure the continuing operation of the monitoring committee.

SECTION 5. Said section 2 of said chapter 88 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “housing”, in line 32, the following words:- or rental assistance.

SECTION 6. Said section 2 of said chapter 88 is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 33, the following words:- not less than four.

SECTION 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, November 20, 2013.


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