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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2182         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 760

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Timothy R. Madden and Daniel A. Wolf

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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 establishing the Nantucket mosquito control project.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Daniel A. Wolf

Cape and Islands


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2182        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 760

By Representative Madden of Nantucket and Senator Wolf, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 760) of Timothy R. Madden and Daniel A. Wolf relative to establishing the Nantucket mosquito control project.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.  [Local Approval Received.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act establishing the Nantucket mosquito control project.
 

              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 169 of the acts of 1965 is hereby amended by striking out the words “mosquito control commission” from the first sentence.

              Section 2.              The area included in the county and town of Nantucket is hereby constituted a mosquito control project under section five A of chapter two hundred and fifty-two of the General Laws, to the same extent as if so constituted by the state reclamation board acting under said section five A, and the improvements herein authorized shall be undertaken under the identifying name of the Nantucket Mosquito Control Project. 

              Section 3.              There shall be a commission as provided under said section five A of chapter two hundred and fifty-two which shall consist of five members.  The members shall be appointed by the board of selectmen, subject to approval of the state reclamation board.  Of the members first appointed hereunder, one shall be appointed for a term of one year, one for a term of two years, one for a term of three years, one for a term of four years and one for a term of five years, and each shall serve until the qualification of their respective successors.  Upon the expiration of the term of any member, his successor shall be appointed in like manner for a term of five years.  The commission shall elect its own chairman and clerk and shall keep accurate records of its meetings.

              Section 4.              Beginning with the fiscal year commencing July first, two thousand and thirteen, to meet the expenses incurred under this act, there shall be annually expended from the state treasury, subject to appropriation, sums equal in the aggregate to two cents on each one thousand dollars of equalized valuation of the county and town of Nantucket, as most recently reported by the tax commission to the general court under the provisions of section ten C of chapter fifty-eight of the General Laws; and the state treasurer shall issue his warrant requiring the assessors of the county and town of Nantucket to assess a tax to the amount of the sums so expended and such amounts shall be collected and paid to the state treasurer as provided in section twenty of chapter fifty-nine of the General Laws; provided, that the county and Town of Nantucket may in any year anticipate in whole or in part its assessment, and appropriate, raise and deposit the amount thereof with the state treasurer, and any sum so deposited shall be credited against such assessment.  There may also be expended for the purposes of this act voluntary contributions for such purposes and deposited in the state treasury.  There may also be expended for the purposes of this act any appropriations made by the town meeting of the town of Nantucket for mosquito control purposes.     

              Section 5.              The funds appropriated and deposited as aforesaid shall be expended by the project for the investigation, construction and maintenance of mosquito control works in the project in cooperation with the state reclamation board in accordance with such known methods, including entry onto private land pursuant to section five B of chapter two hundred and fifty-two of the General Laws, as in its opinion will effect the greatest measure of relief.  

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