RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR AN INVESTIGATION AND STUDY BY A SPECIAL COMMISSION RELATIVE TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CRANBERRY HERITAGE AREA.
Resolved,that a special commission to consist of 1 member of the senate, 1 member of the house of representatives, the executive director or his designee of the office of travel and tourism, the commissioner or his designee of the department of agricultural resources, and 7 persons to be appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall be from the Cranberry County Chamber of Commerce, Inc., 1 of whom shall be from the University of Massachusetts Center for Marketing Research, 1 of whom shall be from The Trustees of Reservations, 1 of whom shall be from the Plymouth County Development Council, Inc. Convention and Visitors Bureau, and 3 of whom shall be members of the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association is hereby established for the purpose of making an investigation and study relative to the establishment of a Cranberry Heritage Area in southeastern Massachusetts.
Said commission shall include, but not be limited to; studying the historic, cultural and natural resources of the cranberry industry to provide education of and inspiration for the cranberry industry for present and future generations. 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 such recommendations into effect, by filing the same with the clerk of the house of representatives on or before December 31, 2008.
Approved April 10 , 2008