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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1203         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1573

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

David B. Sullivan

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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 further protecting public safety during shotgun deer season.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

David B. Sullivan

6th Bristol

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1203        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1573

By Mr. Sullivan of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1573) of David B. Sullivan and Cory Atkins that persons entering woodlands during hunting season be required to wear conspicuous orange colored clothing.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2282 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act further protecting public safety during shotgun deer season.
 

              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. Chapter 131 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out Section 71 and inserting in its place the following section:-

              Section 71. A person shall not, during the open season when deer may be hunted lawfully with a shotgun, enter the woodlands of the commonwealth unless said person wears in a conspicuous manner on said person’s chest, back and head a minimum of five hundred square inches of clothing or material of a hunter orange color which meets such requirements as the director may by rules and regulations establish. This section shall not apply to any person engaged in waterfowl hunting from within a blind or from a boat.

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