SB 1373 Group homes; written notice prior to issuance of license.
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Summary as introduced:

Group homes. Provides that any entity intending to locate a public or private detention home, group home, or other residential care facility in a locality shall give the chief administrative officer of that locality and the president of any home owner's association for the neighborhood in which such public or private detention home, group home, or other residential care facility is to be located at least 90 days written notice prior to the issuance of the license. The bill also states that no initial license to operate a public or private detention home, group home, or other residential care facility shall be granted if (i) the facility is to be located within one-half mile of a public or private licensed day care center or a public or private K-12 school and (ii) the residents of such facility may include persons who, on the basis of a prior record of criminal charges involving harm to persons or property or a finding of not guilty by reason of insanity for crimes involving harm to persons or property, may constitute a clear and present threat to the health or safety of other individuals, except when such service is provided by a hospital licensed by the Board of Health or the Commissioner or is owned or operated by an agency of the Commonwealth. Other provisions of the bill relate to the validity of restrictive covenants that prohibit owners from using, or renting a dwelling for another entity to use, their premises to house a person or persons who, on the basis of a prior record of criminal convictions involving harm to persons or property or a finding of not guilty by reason of insanity involving harm to persons or property, may constitute a clear and present threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the neighborhood.

Full text:
01/11/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102731D  pdf | impact statement

Amendments:
Senate amendments

Status:
01/11/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102731D
01/11/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/31/17  Senate: Reported from Local Government with amendments (7-Y 6-N)
02/02/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  Senate: Motion to recommit to committee agreed to
02/03/17  Senate: Recommitted to Local Government
02/08/17  Senate: Left in Local Government