Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 2 Fiscal Year 2009

Governor's Budget Recommendation FY 2009

Outside Section 30

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Commission on Maintenance of State Facilities

SECTION 30.   (a) There shall be a special commission to investigate and study the maintenance of state facilities.
(b) The commission shall consist of the secretary of administration and finance, or her designee, who shall chair the commission; the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, or his designee; the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means, or their designees; the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on bonding, capital expenditures and state assets, or their designees; the minority leaders of the senate and house of representatives, or their designees; a representative of the International Facility Management Association; and 3 other persons appointed by the governor. The division of capital asset management and maintenance shall provide staff assistance to the commission and shall conduct a facilities maintenance review to assist in the commission's study.
(c) The commission shall study opportunities to improve maintenance of state facilities, including, but not limited to, more efficiently allocating resources and responsibility for facility maintenance, implementing best practices in assessing and addressing facility maintenance needs, and more effectively funding facility maintenance needs.
(d) The commission shall report its findings and recommendations, including any proposed legislation, to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives on or before March 31, 2009.

This section establishes a special commission to study the maintenance of state facilities., including adopting regionalized maintenance models.

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