HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2385        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2114

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Carolyn C. Dykema

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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 ensure appropriate regulation of piggeries.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

David F. DeCoste

5th Plymouth

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Michael D. Brady

Second Plymouth and Bristol

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Paul A. Schmid, III

8th Bristol

Brian Murray

10th Worcester

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Harold P. Naughton, Jr.

12th Worcester

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2385        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2114

By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2114) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to further regulate the operation of piggeries based on their impact on air and water quality.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act to ensure appropriate regulation of piggeries.

 

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

Section 143 of chapter 111 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following sentences:-

However, no piggery shall be prohibited or closed absent any significant and persistent impact on air or water quality, or reasonable cause to believe that such impacts will occur. In determining whether piggeries or proposed piggeries pose or may pose significant and persistent impacts, boards shall rely on guidance and standards produced by the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture or other appropriate guidance and standards as identified by the department of agricultural resources.