Appendix G: Legislation to Establish Public Infrastructure Authorities

Legislation to Establish Public Infrastructure Authorities

Table of Contents

Overview

Legislation

Sponsor

Summary

Source

S.1343

State Sen. Edward Kennedy

This legislation would create a municipal building authority modeled on the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). The authority would oversee programs to assist the construction of municipal facilities (excluding public safety buildings). The authority shall have the Treasurer as its chair, as well as a representative of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, and four additional members appointed by the Treasurer—two will have practical experience in public building construction, and two will be in the municipal management field with knowledge of facility needs and state/federal building standards.

https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/S1343

S.1601

State Sen. Edward Kennedy

This legislation would create a public safety building authority that is also modeled on MSBA. This authority would be separate from the municipal building authority Sen. Kennedy proposed in S.1343. It would oversee building programs to assist with police and fire stations and other public safety facilities. The State Treasurer would be the chair, and the authority would also consist of the Secretary of Administration and Finance, the Secretary of Public Safety and Security, and four members appointed by the Treasurer, two of whom have practical experience in public safety construction and two of whom are people in the law enforcement or fire management fields.

https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/S1601

S.2125

State Sen. Walter Timilty

This legislation has the same effect as S.1601.

https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/S2125

S.1542

State Sen. Mike Brady

This legislation has the same effect as S.1601. However, the board of the new authority is slightly different. Instead of four additional members to be appointed by the Treasurer, there are six. Three of these shall have practical experience in public safety construction, one shall be from law enforcement, one from firefighting, and one from emergency medical services (EMS). There is also language setting out the terms of a quorum of the board.

https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/S1542

S.2457/ H. 3821

State Sen. Joanne Comerford / State Rep. Natalie Blais

This legislation would create a municipal and public safety building authority, which would oversee a program of construction for municipal facilities, including, but not limited to, public safety facilities. The authority shall have the Treasurer as its chair, as well as the Secretary of Administration and Finance, the Secretary of Public Safety and Security, and five members appointed by the Treasurer. Of these five, two shall have practical experience in public safety and municipal facilities construction, one shall be a serving or former municipal official, one from the field of law enforcement, and one from the field of EMS or firefighting.

https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/S2457

H. 3186

State Rep. Patrick Kearney

This legislation would create a special commission to investigate and study the feasibility of establishing a municipal building finance authority. This commission would identify state and private funding sources, assess financing approaches for municipal buildings, and determine specific powers of such an authority. It shall be composed of 13 members: 2 members of the Senate appointed by the Senate President; 2 members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House; 1 member of the Senate and 1 member of the House of Representatives appointed by the minority leader of each; the State Treasurer or a designee, the Secretary of Administration and Finance or a designee, the Secretary of Public Safety and Security or a designee, the Secretary of Elder Affairs or a designee, the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development or a designee; the executive director of MSBA or a designee, and a representative of the Massachusetts Municipal Association.

https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/H3186

 

 

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