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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3345         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2840

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul McMurtry

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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 farmers markets.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Stephen Stat Smith

28th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3345        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2840

By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2840) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the liability of farmers' markets.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 4000 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to farmers markets.
 

              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 10 of chapter 40 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

              Any person who displays, exhibits or sells their homemade or home grown products or produce within the commonwealth at public farmers’ markets and farm stands shall be allowed to provide customers with taste samples of their products without incurring any liability. Conformity to sanitary health codes and requirements such as sinks and heating apparatus shall not be applicable under this paragraph.             

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