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  • Resolves
  • 2008
  • Chapter 7 RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR AN INVESTIGATION AND STUDY BY A SPECIAL COMMISSION RELATIVE TO ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES IN THE COMMONWEALTH.

RESOLVED,  That a special commission to consist of: 2 members of the senate, l of whom shall be appointed by the senate president and who shall serve as co-chairperson, and l of whom shall be appointed by the senate minority leader; 2 members of the house of representatives, l of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and who shall serve as co-chairperson, and l of whom shall be appointed by the house minority leader; the secretary of labor and workforce development or his designee; the secretary of energy and environmental affairs or his designee; the secretary of transportation and public works or his designee; the secretary of elder affairs or his designee; the secretary of veterans’ services or his designee; the secretary of public safety and security or his designee; the secretary of health and human services or his designee; the secretary of housing and economic development or his designee; the secretary of education or his designee; and 4 persons to be appointed by the governor, l of whom shall be a representative of a labor organization from a list of 3 nominees provided by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO who shall be experienced in small business, the health care industry, education or workforce development; l of whom shall be a representative of business from a list of 3 nominees provided by the Associated Industries of Massachusetts who shall be experienced in renewable energy, small business, the health care industry, veterans affairs, immigration, workforce development or the self-employed; l of whom shall be a representative of the unemployed from 3 nominees provided by Boston Connects, Inc.; and l of whom shall be an expert in labor economics from a state college or university, is hereby established for the purpose of making an investigation and study relative to the economy in order to create and maintain quality jobs in the commonwealth.

Said commission shall report to the general court the results of its investigation and study and its recommendations, if any, by filing the same with the clerk of the senate and the clerk of the house of representatives on or before the last Wednesday of June 2009.

Approved Janury 7, 2009