Monthly Archives: December 2012
Our lobbying efforts have paid off! In a major victory for SPOA, the Massachusetts Legislature passed unanimously a revised domestic violence bill that conforms to SPOA’s suggestions. As passed, the new law eliminates the provisions that would have made it … Read More “Domestic violence bill is now law, with changes we wanted”
For 20 years, the official “level of concern” for lead poisoning was 10 micrograms per deciliter of blood. Recently, however, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) made a dramatic change, cutting the “level of concern” in half, … Read More “CDC lowers lead level threshold after budget cuts”
Chapter 417 of the Acts of 2004
AN ACT AUTHORIZING WATER SUBMETERING
IN RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
Water submetering would transfer water bills from owners to tenants through proportional billing according to actual submetered water usage.
Water conservation among the tenant population could reach 25% to 30% reduction in water usage – and save taxpayers … Read More “Negative Impacts of Water Submetering Bill [H.5001] if enacted into law”
Water submetering bill passes
Useless for small owners
Worse yet: just-cause eviction & back-door rent control
On December 16, Governor Mitt Romney signed the Water Submet-ering bill into law, over the strenuous objections of SPOA, which was excluded from drafting … Read More “Governor signs water submetering bill – useless to small owners, and worse yet”