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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1074        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1140


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Stephen Kulik


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 assessing our natural resources.






Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Gale D. Candaras


George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

David M. Torrisi

14th Essex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1074        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1140

By Mr. Stephen Kulik of Worthington, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01140) of Matthew Beaton and others relative to leghold traps and other trapping devices. Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act assessing our natural resources.


              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 131 of the Massachusetts General Laws is hereby amended by striking the second paragraph of Section 80A in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:

              The above provision shall not apply to the use of prohibited devices by federal and state departments of health, municipal boards of health for the purpose of protection from threats to human health and safety, or the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife or its designated agents for use in wildlife research activities.  A threat to human health and safety may include, but shall not be limited to:

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