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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1296         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1677

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Steven M. Walsh

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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 requiring a cleanup of Brownfield sites taken by eminent domain.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Steven M. Walsh

11th Essex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1296        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1677

By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1677) of Steven M. Walsh relative to requiring owners of "Brownfields" sites taken by eminent domain to be responsible for clean-up costs.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1382 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act requiring a cleanup of Brownfield sites taken by eminent domain.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 79 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after Section 5C the following section:-

              Chapter 79: Section 5D. Brownfields

              Section 5D. If a parcel of land taken by eminent domain is considered a brownfields project site, as defined in Chapter 23G, Section 29A, the original owner of the land is responsible for environmental cleanup action and environmental site assessment, also defined in Chapter 23G, Section 29A.

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