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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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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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