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Massachusetts Land Use, Development & Energy Legislative Update 2012: What you need to know about the recently enacted Jobs and Energy Bills

September 2012

During the final days of formal business in the 2011-2012 session, the Massachusetts legislature passed two omnibus bills, now referred to as Chapter 238 of the Acts of 2012 that seeks to promote job creation and Chapter 209 of the Acts of 2012 that seeks to promote clean energy growth and development in the Commonwealth. Together these laws create new tools, amend existing programs, and eliminate certain regulatory hurdles to meet the state’s economic development and clean energy objectives. The new laws impact land use and development, permitting, infrastructure, and municipal governments. Attend this program to get up-to-speed on the latest and greatest tools available to your clients.

Agenda

  • Department of Environmental Protection Regulatory Reforms and Further Extension of the Permit Extension Act that Extends the Life of Permits “In Effect or Existence” Between August 15, 2008 and August 15, 2012
  • Newly Created G.L. c. 23L Local Infrastructure Development Program Providing a New Method of Tax-Exempt Financing Using Special Assessments
  • Infrastructure Program Amendments Including the Infrastructure Investment Incentive Program (I-Cubed), District Improvement Financing Program, and MassWorks Infrastructure Program—and Their Practical Application for Development Projects
  • Newly Created Community Development Investment Tax Credit Program and Its Application for Housing and Mixed-Use Developments
  • New and Enhanced Programs and Incentives for Clean and Renewable Energy Projects Aimed at Reducing the Price of Electricity in the Commonwealth
  • “Ask the Experts” Q&A Session

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: MCLE Boston

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