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Outside Section 166
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016

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Special Commission on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

SECTION 166.   The special commission established in section 206 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012 and extended by section 24A of chapter 118 of the acts of 2013 is hereby revived and continued. The commission shall file a report of its recommendations to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the joint committee on public heath, the joint committee on health care financing and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 31, 2017.

Veto Explanation:
I am vetoing this section because the significant scientific and medical research required by this section is more appropriately conducted by an outside academic or health research institution, not by the Department of Public Health. I also note that the prior commission established in 2012 failed to produce a report by the required deadline of December 31, 2014.