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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2524         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1851

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

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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 the acceptance and disposition of municipal easements.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Donald Humason

 

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2524        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1851

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1851) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the acceptance and disposition of municipal easements.  Municipalities and Regional Government. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2324 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 the acceptance and disposition of municipal easements.
 

              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. Chapter 40 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official edition, is hereby amended by adding, after section 14, the following new section:-

              Section 14A. In any town, the board of selectman may accept any conveyance of land or any interest therein, including easements, provided that any purchase of such land or any interest therein, including easements, has been previously authorized by vote of the town as may be required by state law or local bylaw and an appropriation of money has been made as provided in section 14. Such board may also accept any conveyance of land or any interest therein, including easements, for nominal consideration of less than $100 and for which no appropriation is required. In any town, the board of selectman may approve the conveyance of any easement, provided that the conveyance has been previously authorized by vote of the town as may be required by state law or local bylaw.

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