The Chapter 146 Association

"To Preserve and Protect Massachusetts General Law Chapter 146 and to ensure Public
Safety by maintaining a strong license law"
Commissioner Matt Carlin
Resigns!

The newly appointed
Commissioner of Public
Safety Matt Carlin has
resigned!

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"The Kawa Bill"
Breaking News...

Department of Public Safety  
held a "secret meeting" with
AIM and other Big
Businesses. At this meeting
the Department proposed
damaging legislation that the
Chief of Inspections created
that would reduce Public
Safety and weaken our
Professional Licenses

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"Records Request" Breaking
News...

Chapter 146 Association
makes request to the
Commonwealth for all emails
and other records related to
the "The Kawa Bill".

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Governor Baker files Article
87 - Eliminating the D.P.S.

Once again a Republican
Governor is trying to
eliminate the D.P.S. by filing
an Article 87 H.68 that will
divide the DPS Engineering
Inspectors and weaken our
profession and Public Safety.

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Attention Department of Public Safety License Holders;

Governor Charley Baker has filed an Article 87 H.68 that will eliminate the
Department of Public Safety and transfer the functions to (3) three different
groups. Department of Fire Services, Department of Professional Licensee and
the Office of Public Safety.

What is an article 87? Click Here to find out...

We have sent every license holder a letter discussing this Article 87, an
opposition petition to be filled out by family and friends and a membership
application.

The Chapter 146 Association opposes this and so should you!

Click here to see The Chapter 146 Association Urgent Newsletter...

Click here to see The Chapter 146 Association Petition...

Click here to see The Chapter 146 Association Membership Application...


Are you opposed to this and want to communicate it? Well a majority of us in
our profession work shifts so please email and/or call each member of The Joint
Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight and state the
following:

I, ____________________________ (a citizen of the Commonwealth) or (an employee
of a business in the Commonwealth) call on you to oppose this Article 87: An
Act to reorganize the Department of Public Safety. This bill is fiscally
irresponsible and being justified by an initial cost savings of $800k and lack of
duplication. This bill is flawed and if allowed would create additional spending
well in excess of this initial savings and increases to staffing at (3) three
agencies to achieve each agencies new mission.

I, believe this Article 87 bypasses the legislative process affording only limited
opportunity for my comment and I implore your office to vote no on behalf of me,
my family, my friends and your legislative colleague’s constituents.
 

Click Here for the Joint Committee on State Administration and
Regulatory Oversight's Contact Information...


We have only a few days left to fight back and if we are not seen at the hearing
or heard by petition, email and phone calls the Department of Public Safety will
be no more and we will lose State District Engineering Inspectors in the process.
New office for Chief of
Inspections yet same old
vision!

DPS Chief of Inspections
Edward S. Kawa Jr. will move
to D.F.S. However, his vision
is still the same to eliminate
first inspections of pressure
vessels by Engineering
Inspectors and weaken our
Public Safety through
attrition

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Notice of Public Hearing
A public hearing is scheduled for 11:00a.m. On Wednesday February
22, 2017 at a meeting of the Joint Committee on State
Administration and Regulatory Oversight to discuss "An act to
reorganize the Department of Public Safety" at the Massachusetts
State House Room B1. Located at 24 Beacon Street Boston, MA
02133.