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Outside Section 134
Data Current as of:  7/20/2017

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Battery Testing Facility Study

SECTION 134.   There shall be established a special legislative commission to study the feasibility, administration, and economic impact of a battery testing facility, located in one of the four western counties of the commonwealth. The commission shall consist of: the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies, or their designees, who shall serve as chairs of the commission; the commissioner of the department of energy resources, or a designee; the chief executive officer of Massachusetts clean energy technology center, or a designee; and the chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, or a designee. The commission shall seek input and involvement from various public and private entities in the state with expertise or capacity related to battery technologies, clean energy, manufacturing, or engineering. The commission shall submit any recommendations to the clerks of the house of representatives and senate on or before February 1, 2018.