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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1817         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2524

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Tackey Chan

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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 restoring the harbors and inland waters maintenance fund .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1817        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2524

By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2524) of Tackey Chan for legislation to create the harbors and inland waters maintenance fund from portions of the fuel excise tax and fees assessed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.  Revenue. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act restoring the harbors and inland waters maintenance fund .
 

              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 of 13 of Chapter 64A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end of the paragraph after the words “chapter 131” the following “;and 0.05 percent shall be credited to the Harbors and Island Waters Maintenance Fund, established by section 10A ½ of chapter 91.”

SECTION 2. Chapter 91 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 10A the following new section: -

Section 10A ½.  There is hereby established a fund to be known as the Harbors and Inland Waters Maintenance Fund to which shall be credited such sums as are determined the provisions of section thirteen of chapter sixty four A, sections forty-two, forty-three, forty-five, forty-six A and forty-nine of chapter ninety-one and any sums received by the commonwealth from the federal government on account of the activities of the department of conservation and recreation relative to (a) the continuous maintenance dredging; (b) cleaning of all the areas within the harbors, inland waters and great ponds of the commonwealth include the removal of sunken and abandoned vessels, derelict piers and any other obstacles deemed to be hazardous to navigation; (c) maintenance of state piers; and (d) for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of section thirty-one.  All monies in said fund shall be subject to appropriation, and shall be used only for the purpose of continuous maintenance dredging and cleaning of harbors, inland waters and great ponds of the commonwealth, including removal of sunken and abandoned vessels, derelict piers and any other obstacles deemed to be hazardous to navigation, by the department of conservation and recreation.

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