Chapter 131 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding after section 73 the following section:—
Section 73A: Notwithstanding the provisions of section 73 of chapter 131, the division of fisheries and wildlife within the department of fish and game may take measures to ensure a stable moose population and address public safety concerns in the following counties; Worcester, Berkshire, Hampshire, Hampden and Franklin. A report outlining the measures taken shall be submitted to the Joint Committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture on an annual basis.
The division may promulgate such rules and regulations as it deems necessary for the implementation and administration of this section. Records of the population of moose shall be maintained by the division and reported annually to the Joint Committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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