This presentation will be a line-by-line review of selected bill text MassLandlords intends to file or has filed this 192nd legislative session. The two-year session started January 2021.
We will start by reviewing the Policy Priorities Survey, which sets member direction. We will zero in on those priorities we believe can best be achieved by legislative means (some priorities can best be achieved in other ways). Some bills will not be directly tied to the survey and instead will be foundational in nature.
Most of the presentation will be focused on a select set of bills. We will review line-by-line the purpose and meaning. As we go, we will teach some of the requirements of legislative drafting.
Attendees of this presentation will leave with a deeper understanding of how bills are drafted, which bills we have filed and why, and how future progress can be made in the legislature.
This part of the presentation will be given by Peter Vickery of Bobrowski & Vickery, LLC. Attorney Vickery practices law in Western Massachusetts where he focuses on landlord-tenant law (representing landlords in Housing Court) and discrimination defense (representing business owners in the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination). He graduated from Oxford University (Jesus College) with a BA in Modern History; obtained his Post-Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of the West of England in Bristol; his JD from Boston University School of Law; and his Masters in Public Policy & Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Attorney Vickery served one term on the Governor's Council (the elected 8-member body that approves or vetoes the governor's choice of judges in Massachusetts) and on the State Ballot Law Commission. As Legislative Affairs Counsel for MassLandlords he drafts bills, bill summaries, and testimony in the area of housing law, and writes amicus briefs in cases that have strategic significance for rental-property owners.
The networking portion of this meeting will be hosted by Dana Fogg. Dana Fogg started his rental business in 1994 with his first Multifamily in Watertown. Since then, Dana and his wife have purchased and sold rental properties around the Metro West area. They now have 9 Units in Watertown and Marlborough. Dana is the Vice President of the Metro West Property Owners Association.
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Open to attendees statewide
This event is regionally branded in keeping with a local tradition. This region used to meet in-person on this day at this time. You are welcome to participate in this virtual meeting no matter where you are in the state.
Wednesday, February 3rd
Virtual Meeting Agenda
- 5:00pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
- 5:40pm MassLandlords Business Update and Member Minutes
- Member Minutes - Any member can have the mic for 60 seconds (introduce yourself, ask a question, share words of wisdom, etc.)
- 6:00pm Local Manager Meeting Introduction
- 6:05pm Bills
- 7:00pm Virtual meeting ends
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Virtual Meeting Details (hosted by Zoom)
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Topic: Bills for the 192nd Session Virtual Meeting February 3rd, 2021 Time: Feb 3, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87612052737 Meeting ID: 876 1205 2737 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) Meeting ID: 876 1205 2737 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k0YlACbXR
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