SENATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No. 00343
By Ms. Chang-Diaz, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 343) of Forry, Sciortino, Rushingand other members of the General Court for legislation to promote healthy communities and theenvironment [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSIONSEE SENATE , NO.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In the Year Two Thousand Eleven
An Act to promote healthy communities and the environment.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authorityof the same, as follows:
1 SECTION 1. The General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, are2hereby amended by inserting after chapter 111K chapter 111L:3 Chapter 111L: Section 1.Definitions.4 Section 1. As used in this chapter the following words shall have the following5meanings:6 “Communities Health Index,” a cumulative evaluation of the health of communities7based on specific health outcome indicators that ranks communities based on their health status