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Legislative finding
Multiple Dwelling (MDW) CHAPTER 61-A, ARTICLE 1
§ 2. Legislative finding. It is hereby declared that intensive
occupation of multiple dwelling sites, overcrowding of multiple dwelling
rooms, inadequate provision for light and air, and insufficient
protection against the defective provision for escape from fire, and
improper sanitation of multiple dwellings in certain areas of the state
are a menace to the health, safety, morals, welfare, and reasonable
comfort of the citizens of the state; and that the establishment and
maintenance of proper housing standards requiring sufficient light, air,
sanitation and protection from fire hazards are essential to the public
welfare. Therefore the provisions hereinafter prescribed are enacted
and their necessity in the public interest is hereby declared as a
matter of legislative determination.