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The Greater Boston Real Estate Board supports a comprehensive government affairs program designed to foster a political and legal environment in which members can operate their business successfully. Thousands of bills are filed at the State House during each legislative session-many impacting the real estate industry. GBREB reviews each bill for its potential impact on our members, actively tracking and testifying on all of them. Advocacy extends to the regulatory arena, making sure that government imposed mandates and regulations are rational and cost effective. GBREB keeps members up to date on all of the issues affecting them and encourages active member involvement in the political process.

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Events

Hall Talk: Conversation and Q & A with Officials From Boston City Hall
October 6 | Wilmer Hale Conference Center | 60 State Street Boston


Legislative News

News

July 8 2016
Mandatory Home Energy Audit Upon Listing for Sale Approved In Senate

June 27, 2016
LEGISLATIVE ALERT-Senate VOTE 6/30!

March 2016
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January 2016
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December 2015
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August, 6 2015
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2015 is the first year of a two year legislative cycle on Beacon Hill Read More

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Construction Retainage vs. lock Click here for a legal advisory on the new law

SJC Decisions Limits Local Fire Department Rules | May 4, 2012

lock New Medical Marijuana Law May Create New Obligations For Property Owners and Managers

Legislative Resources

Recent Laws & Regulations
Legislative & Regulatory Accomplishments
GBREB Housing Platform


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SMOKE DETECTOR REGULATIONS FINALIZED
New Effective Date: April 5, 2010
State regulators have finalized regulations governing the installation of smoke detectors in single family homes and certain multifamily residential buildings which have not been constructed, altered ... 

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The Political Edge September 2009
After a quiet summer break, lawmakers will return to Beacon Hill in September with an ambitious agenda. Efforts to expand casino gambling will likely take center stage as the state still grapples with how to raise revenue. Increased media attention on a series of accidents involving elderly drivers has put new momentum behind a dangerous driving bill.

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The Political Edge - June 2009
After several months of political wrangling between Governor Patrick and the Legislature on a series of reform bills, taxpayers will soon face up to a billion dollars in new taxes.  Patrick had made his support for a

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