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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1575         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1144

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Aaron Michlewitz

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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 groundwater recharge.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Aaron Michlewitz

3rd Suffolk

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Byron Rushing

9th Suffolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1575        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1144

By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1144) of Aaron Michlewitz, Martha M. Walz and Byron Rushing for legislation to increase groundwater levels in a section of the city of Boston.  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 groundwater recharge.
 

              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 192 of the Acts of 2006 is herby amended by striking out Section 12 and adding the following:

              Item 7004-0097 of section 2E of chapter 122 of the acts of 2006 is herby amended by adding the following “provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be appropriated to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for a demonstration project to increase groundwater levels in a section of the City of Boston adjacent to the Southwest Corridor, with all phases of the design and implementation of the project to be conducted in consultation with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the City of Boston, and the Boston Groundwater Trust. Such funds can only be expended following the execution of a memorandum of understanding between the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the City of Boston, and the Boston Groundwater Trust that details the design and review process of the demonstration project, the project management process, and the consultation process amongst the parties.

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