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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2924        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1170

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Denise Andrews

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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 to reform the tort claims act.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2924        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1170

By Ms. Andrews of Orange, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1170) of Denise Andrews and Cory Atkins relative to claims for damages by homeowners against municipalities.  The Judiciary. 

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to reform the tort claims act.

 

              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 2 of chapter 258 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 8 to 11, inclusive, the words “; provided, however, that all claims for serious bodily injury against the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority shall not be subject to a $100,000 limitation on compensatory damages” and inserting in place thereof the following:-

              “unless the claim for damage to real property exceeds $100,000. Any amount of compensatory damages in such instance shall reflect the full and fair cash valuation of the real property.  All claims for serious bodily injury against the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority shall not be subject to a $100,000 limitation on compensatory damages.”

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