HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1827        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 400

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Thomas J. Calter

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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 relative to the Mosquito Borne Disease Control Board.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Mathew Muratore

1st Plymouth

Patrick M. O'Connor

Plymouth and Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1827        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 400

By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 400) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to the Mosquito Borne Disease Control Board.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 629 OF 2015-2016.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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

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An Act relative to the Mosquito Borne Disease Control Board.

 

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 2 of chapter 252 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:-

One employee of the department of environmental protection designated by its commissioner, one employee of the department of  agricultural resources designated by its commissioner and one employee of the department of fish and game designated by its commissioner and two employees of the department of public health designated by its commissioner, one of whom represents environmental health shall constitute the state mosquito- borne disease control board, in this chapter called the board.

SECTION 2.  Said section 2 of said chapter 252, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following paragraph:-

The board shall regulate and oversee all disease vector mosquito and related nuisance organism management activities in the commonwealth; prepare a state IPM mosquito plan that includes an emphasis on public education; review and certify IPM mosquito management plans submitted by mosquito districts or projects; create policies and oversee procedures for mosquito management to control vector-borne diseases; advise the governor when a public health emergency arises due to disease-bearing mosquitoes imminently threatening to public health; authorize and carry out investigations and keep records; and carry out disease-bearing mosquito management programs when a significant area of the state is affected.