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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 282         FILED ON: 1/9/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1823

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

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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 recycling.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 282        FILED ON: 1/9/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1823

By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1823) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera that certain recycling funds paid to cities and towns be used exclusively for funding extracurricular activities in schools.  Municipalities and Regional Government. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2884 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to recycling.
 

              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 8H of chapter 40 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 1 to 2, the words “, by the approval of the local legislative body”.

              SECTION 2. Section 8H of chapter 40 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 1, 7 and 11, the word “may” in each instance and inserting in place thereof the word “shall” in each instance. 

              SECTION 3. Section 8H of chapter 40 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby further amended, in line 17, by inserting after the word “curbside.” the following sentence:-

              “All municipalities shall have 5 years to comply with the directive of said section and bring their recycling capacity up to at least 50 percent of the state average.”

              SECTION 4. Section 8H of chapter 40 of the General Law, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby further amended by deleting the third paragraph and inserting in place the following paragraph:-

              “The state shall allocate 5 percent of all monies presently paid to cities or towns into their recycling fund to a new municipal fund established by this section to be used exclusively for funding extracurricular activities in schools in municipalities that have met the above recycling requirement.  The treasurer shall be the custodian. He may deposit or invest the proceeds of said fund in savings banks, trust companies incorporated under the laws of the commonwealth, banking companies incorporated under the laws of the commonwealth which are members of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or national banks, or invest it in paid up shares and accounts of and in co-operative banks or in shares of savings and loan associations or in shares of federal savings and loan associations doing business in the commonwealth, and any income there from shall be credited to the fund.”

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