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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 481         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 596

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Robert L. Hedlund

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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 affordable housing built near wetlands..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Robert L. Hedlund

 

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Bruce E. Tarr

 

Michael R. Knapik

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 481        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 596

By Mr. Hedlund, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 596) of Cantwell, Knapik, Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to affordable housing built near wetlands [Joint Committee on Housing].

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 770 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to affordable housing built near wetlands..
 

              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: Section 21 of chapter 40B of the Massachusetts General laws is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

              Applications to build low and moderate income housing units using a comprehensive permit shall not be exempt from local bylaws and ordinances concerning building in or the disturbance of environmentally sensitive areas including, but not limited to, bordering vegetative wetlands, watersheds, scenic rivers, marshes, wildlife sanctuaries, and vernal pools. Compliance with these local bylaws and ordinances shall not be considered an uneconomic condition. Local boards shall have the sole discretion to waive these local bylaws and ordinances.

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