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  • Resolves
  • 2007
  • Chapter 2 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR AN INVESTIGATION AND STUDY BY A SPECIAL COMMISSION RELATIVE TO EXAMINING HYGIENIC PROCEDURES RELATIVE TO BAND INSTRUMENTS.

Resolved,  That a special commission, to consist of 3 members of the senate, 1 of whom is to be appointed by the senate minority leader, 3 members of the house of representatives, 1 of whom is to be appointed by the house minority leader, the commissioner of public health or his designee and 4 persons to be appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall be a Massachusetts band music educator, 1 of whom shall be a school nurse, 1 of whom shall be a representative of a band equipment manufacturer or provider and 1 of whom shall be a representative of the consumer community, for the purpose of making an investigation and study relative to the hygienic procedures pertaining to band instruments and the prevention of the spread of contagious diseases through the use of such instruments in schools and to minimize the risks of cross-contamination when instruments are transferred from 1 musician to another.  Said commission shall report to the general court the results of its investigation and study, and its recommendations, if any, together with drafts of legislation necessary to carry its recommendations into effect by filing the same with the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate who shall forward the same to the joint committee on public health on or before August 1, 2008.

Approved December 14, 2007.