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N15 State Bookstore

N16 Subscription Services

N17 Regulatory Procedures Section


N15 State Bookstore
State Publications and Regulations Division
Secretary of the Commonwealth
State House, Room 116
Boston, MA 02133-1019
Tel: 617-727-2834
Fax: 617-973-4858
www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/spridx.htm
E-mail: bookstore@sec.state.ma.us
Hours: Monday-Friday (except holidays) 8:45 am to 5:00 pm

The State Bookstore, which along with the Regulations Section makes up the State Publications and Regulations Division, is responsible for the sale and distribution of state publications, public documents, bound annual volumes of Acts and Resolves, individual copies of state laws passed within the last two years, and the Code of Massachusetts Regulations as promulgated by state agencies. A catalog is available online or in printed form and mail orders are accepted.


N16 Subscription Services

The Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth also offers various subscription services: the Massachusetts Register containing new and recently amended agency regulations and notices of public hearings, the Cumulative Table listing changes to the Code of Massachusetts Regulations, the Central Register which lists contract opportunities for construction-related activities on public facilities as well as real property transactions, the Goods and Services Bulletin which contains invitations to bid for goods and services of state, county and municipal agencies and the Advance Publication of the Acts and Resolves. Contact the State Bookstore for further information. Additionally, the Corporation Division offers subscription services related to corporate records and requirement updates.


N17 Regulations Section
State Publications and Regulations Division
Secretary of the Commonwealth
State House, Room 117
Boston, MA 02133
Tel: 617-727-2831
Central Register: 617-727-9136
Fax: 617-742-4822
www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/spridx.htm
E-mail: regs@sec.state.ma.us
Hours: Monday-Friday (except holidays) 8:45 am to 5:00 pm

The Regulations Section, along with the State Bookstore makes up the State Publications and Regulations Division, is responsible for publishing the Massachusetts Register which includes all new regulations and amendments promulgated by state agencies, public hearing notices, Executive Orders, and Opinions of the Attorney General, as well as publication of the Code of Massachusetts Regulations. The division also publishes the Central Register which lists contract opportunities on state, local, and regional projects related to the construction, alteration, repair, maintenance, acquisition, and disposition of capital facilities; and the Goods and Services Bulletin which lists state, county and local government contract opportunities for goods and services. The division will provide certified copies of original documents. During each legislative session it publishes the Acts and Resolves.


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