Posted by: RAPV | June 22, 2010

Day on the Hill

On Tuesday, June 8th your Association leadership and members attended MAR’s Day on the Hill in Boston where we lobbied legislators to assist in our public policy initiatives!  

Over 300 REALTOR® members from across the state converged on Beacon Hill.  MAR President Kevin Sears thanked members for their involvement and stressed the importance of them visiting legislators and their dedication to local political involvement and to supporting MASSRPAC. 

Senate President Therese Murray gave the keynote address, noting that she hasn’t seen as robust a REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill as was this one.   Murray shared her sensitivity to the housing market and the challenges members have faced over the last several of years.  She specifically addressed the Senate’s support of S.2191 which would regulate secondary metals dealing by developing a Second-Hand Metal Dealer Registry and Abandoned Property Registry.   REALTORS® support this legislation to crack down on copper pipe theft which has plagued some neighborhoods with abadoned properties.  Upon completion of the opening program, we began our visits with our Representatives and Senators.

In this photo (left to right): Greg Dibrindisi, Rick Sawicki, Chris Megliola, Carol Albano, Represenative John Scibak, Gerry Roy, Sabine Prather, Carolanne Bright

 Not pictured in the photo but in attendance: Russell Sabadosa, Kathleen Witalisz, Ben Scranton, Brian Sears and Kevin Sears.

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