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Two Revere Home Rule Petitions signed into law

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Allows building of Point of Pines Fire Station and requires residency for politicians

  “I am thrilled to announce that the Governor has signed two Revere Home Rule Petitions into Law this week,” said Representative Jessica Giannino (D-Revere). “The first is, H4979 An Act authorizing the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to transfer an easement in certain property and the fee in certain properties to the city of Revere all for municipal purposes.”

  This bill is the final step that the City of Revere needs to take to begin building the new Fire Station in the Point of Pines that is so desperately needed. It also allows for a utility easement for an informational kiosk to be installed on Revere Beach.

  “The second is, H3965 An Act establishing residency requirements for the offices of mayor, city council, and school committee in the city of Revere.”

  This bill holds local elected offices to the same standard as state elected offices. To run for a ward seat, one must live in that ward for one year. For an At-Large seat or Mayor, one must live in Revere for one year.

  “I am excited that the first two bills I have passed as a lawmaker are two locally originated bills that directly impact our City,” said Representative Giannino. “The land transfer for the new fire station, easement for the informational kiosk, and residency requirements are all small, but important issues in Revere. For the first time, being involved in the legislative process at the state level, I was able to learn while at the same time push for these local bills. The process is long and detailed, making it all the more satisfying to see these pieces of legislation make it to fruition. Next session I plan on continuing my effort towards bettering the Sixteenth Suffolk district though the Massachusetts Legislature.”

  “With the signing of the land transfer by Governor Baker, a new and state of the art Point of Pines Fire Station is a step closer to reality,” said Representative Jeffrey Rosario Turco (D-Winthrop). “Public safety is my top priority and I will continue to work with my partners at the state and local level to improve the quality of life for all of our residents. I look forward to attending the groundbreaking. At the same time, I was happy to help shepherd through the legislative process a residency requirement for service in Revere’s municipal government. This policy is consistent with the constitutional requirement for members of the Massachusetts House and will help ensure candidates for local office are vested in our community.”

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