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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1159         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1167

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Chris Walsh

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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 public use of the Commonwealth's aqueducts.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Karen E. Spilka

 

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1159        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1167

By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1167) of Chris Walsh and others relative to the use of aqueducts owned by the Commonwealth for passive recreation. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to the public use of the Commonwealth's aqueducts.
 

              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 372 of the acts of 1984 is hereby amended by inserting after section 73 the following section:-

              Section 74. Unless the board of directors of the Authority votes to prohibit access on a particular area for security reasons, all aqueducts owned by the Commonwealth may be used by the public for passive recreation. Such use shall not be subject to a charge or fee.  No motorized vehicles will be allowed on the aqueducts.  The Authority and the Commonwealth shall be protected from liability under section 17C of chapter 21.

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