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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1719         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1150

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

George N. Peterson, 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 bill:

An Act relative to waterfowl hunting.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Bruce E. Tarr

 

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

John J. Binienda

17th Worcester

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Richard Bastien

2nd Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1719        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1150

By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1150) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to the the use of dogs to hunt waterfowl during the open season on migratory waterfowl.  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 waterfowl hunting.
 

              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 70 of chapter 131 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the first paragraph in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following new paragraph:-

              A person shall not, during the open season when deer may be hunted lawfully with a shotgun, hunt a bird or mammal with a rifle, revolver or pistol or by the aid of a dog, or have in his possession or under his control in any wood or field, a rifle, revolver or pistol, or a dog. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to prohibit the use of dogs to hunt waterfowl during the open season on migratory waterfowl.

              SECTION 2.  Section 71 of chapter 131 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line XXX, the words “from within a blind or from a boat”.

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