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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 714         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1616

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Michael F. Rush

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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 recognizing Massachusetts State Parks Day..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Michael F. Rush

Suffolk and Norfolk

Edward F. Coppinger

10th Suffolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 714        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1616

By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1616) of Michael F. Rush and Edward F. Coppinger for legislation to authorize the Governor to issue a proclamation setting apart the first Wednesday in May as state parks day.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3023 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act recognizing Massachusetts State Parks Day..
 

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

                              Massachusetts is home to 450,000 acres of park land; including beaches, reservoirs, lakes and other natural resources. The health and welfare of people across Massachusetts depends on the accessibility and quality of the state’s park system. Massachusetts should aim to enhance and protect its broad array of natural and recreational resources with the ultimate goal of creating a world class parks system.

                              Therefore the governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart the first Wednesday in May as Massachusetts State Parks Day in recognition of the importance to promote, enhance and maintain the Commonwealth’s park land and recreational facilities, aiming to create a world class parks syste, and recommend that the day be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.

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