SB 90 Makes Significant Progress Before End of Legislative Session

8/4/2010: SB 90, legislation to update and strengthen the Community Preservation Act, cleared a significant hurdle just prior to the end of the legislative session on July 31st.  After a careful review by the House Ways and Means Committee, the bill received a favorable recommendation (a significant development, as many bills never advance past this important committee).  Movement out of Ways and Means signals that the bill has strong support in the House, evidenced by the many contacts made by CPA supporters' state representatives to House leadership.
 
The Coalition is very encouraged by this favorable Ways and Means report, and is confident that the legislature can get the bill passed next year, when it is refiled, with another strong push from local advocates.
 
The Coalition is grateful to SB 90's sponsors, Senator Cynthia Stone Creem and Representative Stephen Kulik, for their leadership on SB 90.  We are also appreciative of the support of House Ways and Means, led by Chairman Charles Murphy and Vice Chair Barbara L'Italien. And a big THANK YOU to all CPA advocates across the state who took action to support SB 90 in these past weeks and months -- we have made great progress and will need you again in 2011 to get to the finish line!