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2007

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Chapter 1 RESOLVE REVIVING AND CONTINUING AND INCREASING THE SCOPE OF THE SPECIAL COMMISSION RELATIVE TO ENDING HOMELESSNESS IN THE COMMONWEALTH.

Resolved, That the special commission, established by chapter 2 of the resolves of 2006 is hereby revived and continued ; and be it further

Resolved, That section 1 of said chapter 2 is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The commission shall consist of 5 members of the senate, 1 of whom shall be a member of the minority party, 5 members of the house of representatives, 1 of whom shall be a member of the minority party, the director of housing and community development or her designee, the commissioner of mental health or her designee, the commissioner of transitional assistance or his designee, the secretary of veterans’ services or his designee, the lieutenant governor or his designee, the secretary of administration and finance or her designee, the commissioner of correction or his designee, the secretary of health and human services or her designee, the secretary of housing and economic development or his designee, 3 mayors or their designees nominated by the Massachusetts Municipal Association, the president of the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association or his designee, the chief justice of the housing court or his designee and 6 persons to be appointed by the governor; and be it further

Resolved, That section 2 of said chapter 2 is hereby amended by striking out in the first sentence the words “June 30, 2007” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-  December 30, 2007; and be it further

Resolved, That section 4 of said chapter 2 is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:-  The commission shall present to the general court its comprehensive housing plan to end homelessness in the commonwealth, including a timeline for implementation, cost estimates and finance mechanisms and its recommendations, if any, together with drafts of legislation necessary to carry its recommendations into effect by filing them with the clerk of the house of representatives, who shall forward the same to the governor, the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities, the joint committee on housing, and the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before December 30, 2007; and be it further

Resolved, That said section 4 of said chapter 2 is hereby further amended by striking out the last sentence.

 

Approved July 27, 2007.

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