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Study Public-Private Partnerships

SECTION 183.   There shall be established a public-private partnership commission that shall review and evaluate the administration and fiscal impact of public-private partnership policies or other alternate finance and delivery methods in the commonwealth, including, but not limited to, design-build-finance-operate-maintain servicesor design-build-operate-maintain services, as defined in section 62 of chapter 6C. The commission shall make recommendations to the general court on the current practices, administrative efficiency and cost benefit of increased usage of public-private partnerships or alternate finance and delivery methods. A report of the commission's findings shall be filed with the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate on or before June 30, 2014, which shall include any recommendations regarding changes to the administration or evaluation of the current policies governing public-private partnerships or other alternate finance and delivery methods in order to maximize opportunities to meet public infrastructure needs. The report shall also include an examination of how public-private partnerships and alternate finance and delivery methods may be applied to various types of infrastructure projects including but not limited to transportation, higher education facilities and housing and economic development projects.

The commission shall have 15 members: the secretary of administration and finance or the secretary's designee, who shall serve as chair; the state treasurer and receiver general or the treasurer's designee; the inspector general or the inspector general's designee; the secretary of housing and economic development or the secretary's designee; the secretary of transportation or the secretary's designee; 1 of whom shall be appointed by the president of the senate; 1 of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives; and 6 members to be appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall represent organized labor; 1 of whom shall be a representative of the business community; 1 of whom shall be a representative of public higher education; 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientists; 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts chapter of the American Institute of Architects; and 1 of whom shall be a representative of a regional planning agency.