Executive Order

Executive Order No. 93: (1st Series) State system of rent control established in lieu of expiring federal rent control system

Date: 07/01/1946
Issuer: Maurice J. Tobin
Revoked by: 1st Series Executive Order 95

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WHEREAS, the Emergency Price Control Act of 1942, Act of June 30, 1942 (56 U.S. Stat. at L. 23), as amended and extended, is by its terms about to expire; and

WHEREAS, due to the lack of housing facilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts an emergency exists; and

WHEREAS, a further emergency exists due to lack of housing facilities for veterans of World War II who have returned to the Commonwealth and their families; and

WHEREAS, appropriate action is necessary in order to protect the health and welfare of the citizens and said veterans and their families in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by preventing unreasonable or exorbitant rents from being charged, levied or collected from citizens or veterans and their families who lease or rent homes, apartments or tenements in which they live:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Maurice J. Tobin, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, acting under the provisions of Acts of 1941, chapter 719, section 7, as amended by the Acts of 1943, chapter 3, and Acts of 1942, chapter 13, sections 2 and 3, and all other authority vested in me, do hereby issue this order as a measure necessary and expedient for meeting the supreme emergency of the existing state of war between the United States and certain foreign countries.

During the continuance of the existing state of war no person shall within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts charge, receive or agree to receive rent for housing accommodation in excess of the maximum rent permitted to be charged for such housing accommodation as established by the rules, regulations, directives or orders issued by the Office of Price Administration through the Price Administrator or his duly authorized representative or representatives under authority of the Emergency Price Control Act of 1942, as amended and extended, heretofore referred to, which were in force on June 30, 1946.

GIVEN at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this first day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and seventieth.

By His Excellency the Governor,
Marice J. Tobin
at 12:01 July 1, 1946

Secretary of the Commonwealth
Deputy William N. Hardy

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