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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1153         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 589

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James B. Eldridge

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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 ensuring the right to dry.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James B. Eldridge

 

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1153        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 589

By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 589) of Eldridge and Atkins for legislation to ensure the right to hang clothes drying lines [Joint Committee on Housing].


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act ensuring the right to dry.
 

              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 184 of the general law is amended by adding the following new section:-

                                 “Section 36 Right to Dry.

                                 For the purposes of this section “Clothesline” means a rope, cord, wire, or similar device on which clothing is hung to dry.

                                 Notwithstanding any general law or the terms of any contract, deed, covenant, restriction, rule, bylaw, lease agreement, rental agreement to the contrary; a homeowner or tenant shall not be prohibited from the installation of a clothesline.”

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