Thursday, April 12, 2018

Assistant Minority Leader Brad Hill Appointed to Housing Bond Bill Conference Committee

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) is pleased to announce his appointment of Representative Bradford Hill (R-Ipswich) as a member of the housing bond bill conference committee.
The House of Representatives and the Senate recently approved different versions of An Act financing the production and preservation of housing for low and moderate income residents in an attempt to ensure longtime residents of Massachusetts can continue to afford to live in the state they call home.

Representative Hill will serve on the conference committee alongside Senators Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop), John Keenan (D-Quincy) and Patrick O'Connor (R-Weymouth), as well as Representatives Kevin Honan (D-Brighton) and Joseph McGonagle (D-Everett).  The conferees will try to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill, with the goal of producing a compromise proposal that can be sent to Governor Charlie Baker for his signature before the end of formal legislative sessions on July 31.

“Representative Hill has a clear understanding of the issues that serve as barriers to affordable housing for low and moderate income residents in Massachusetts,” said Representative Jones.  “Brad will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the conference committee as it works to produce a bill that will promote affordable housing construction, create incentives to rehabilitate and modernize public housing, and support affordable housing opportunities.”

Representative Hill currently serves as the Assistant Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.  He represents the Fourth Essex District, which consists of the Towns of Hamilton; Ipswich; Manchester-by-the-Sea; Rowley; Topsfield; and Wenham.