To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives:
Pursuant to Part the Second, Chapter 1, Section 1, Article II of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, I am returning unsigned Senate Bill No. 2137, “An Act Authorizing the Exchange of Certain Parcels of Land in the Town of Marshfield.”
This Article 97 legislation authorizes the transfer of approximately 2 acres of Marshfield conservation land from the Conservation Commission to the Board of Selectmen to be held for use as the site of a wind turbine electricity generation facility. In exchange, the Town must acquire a 5.05 parcel of land, which is surrounded by conservation land and wetlands, for conservation, groundwater protection and water supply purposes.
While I support the substance of this bill, the 2/3 roll call votes required for passage by Article 97 of the Amendments to the Constitution were not taken. For this reason, I return Senate Bill No. 2137 unsigned.
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