SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1042        FILED ON: 1/15/2015

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 413


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Anne M. Gobi


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to enhance the management of problem wildlife.






Anne M. Gobi

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex

Marc R. Pacheco

First Plymouth and Bristol

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

Robert L. Hedlund

Plymouth and Norfolk

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Mark J. Cusack

5th Norfolk

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1042        FILED ON: 1/15/2015

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 413

By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 413) of Anne M. Gobi, Marc R. Pacheco, James B. Eldridge, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance the management of problem wildlife.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.


SEE HOUSE, NO. 712 OF 2013-2014.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the One Hundred and Eighty-Ninth General Court



An Act to enhance the management of problem wildlife.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 80A of Chapter 131 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof, the following new paragraph: -

Any person issued a permit as provided by this section shall, within thirty days of the expiration of such permit or extension of same shall report to the director of the division of fisheries and wildlife, on a form approved by said director, the municipality of which the request was made, the name of the property owner, address of the property threatened, the name of authorized agent, method used to alleviate the problem, and the number and species of animals taken pursuant to the permit, and other information deemed necessary by the director.