House Bill 9: An Act Relative to Fraud

This proposal would create a penalty for defrauding the state, or any of its political subdivisions. This general fraud statute parallels the Federal mail fraud statute (18 U.S.C. § 1341). Currently, no such statute exists.

House Bill 10: An Act Relative to Special State Police

This proposal allows for the appointment of employees of the Inspector General's Office as special state police officers. This would allow the Inspector General's Office to carry out its statutory mission in a more efficient manner.

House Bill 11: An Act Relative to Public Procurement

This proposal amends the false statements in public procurement statute, M.G.L. c. 266, §67A, to require that when a violation of criminal law occurs relating to procurement of supplies, services or construction, a vendor must notify the awarding authority within 30 days of its discovery of such occurrence. Also, a vendor would have to notify the awarding authority within 30 days if it discovers it received an overpayment.

House Bill 12: An Act Authorizing Employees of the Inspector General's Office to Participate in Representative Town Meeting

This proposal would allow officers and employees of the Inspector General's Office to run for the position of representative town meeting member

House Bill 13: An Act Relative to Chapter 30B

This proposal would make some technical corrections to the Chapter 30B, the Uniform Procurement Law. The changes affect the recently enacted reverse auction law. There is also a change to an exemption to reflect the name change of an agency due to the recent transportation reorganization.

House Bill 14: An Act Relative to Energy Management Services

This proposal mandates that the Department of Energy Resources develop requirements that must be included in any energy management services contract entered into under Chapter 25A