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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2212         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1824

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

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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 proposal for constitutional amendment:

Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution prohibiting eminent domain takings.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

Steven L. Levy

4th Middlesex

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2212        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1824

By Mr. Bradley  H. Jones of North Reading, petition (accompanied by proposal for constitutional amendment, House, No. 01824) of Paul  K. Frost and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to prohibiting eminent domain takings. Joint Committee on the Judiciary.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution prohibiting eminent domain takings.
 

A majority of all the members elected to the Senate and House of Representatives, in joint session, hereby declares it to be expedient to alter the Constitution by the adoption of the following Article of Amendment, to the end that it may become a part of the Constitution [if similarly agreed to in a joint session of the next General Court and approved by the people at the state election next following]:
 

ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT.
 

              A majority of all the members elected to the Senate and House of Representatives, in joint session, hereby declares it to be expedient to alter the Constitution by the adoption of the following Article of Amendment, to the end that it may become at part of the Constitution [if similarly agreed to in a joint session of the next General Court and approved by the people at the state election next following]:

              ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT

              The taking of land or interests therein by eminent domain for private commercial or economic development is hereby declared not to be a public use of the commonwealth under the first paragraph of Article X of Part the First of the Constitution.

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