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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1743         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1844

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul R. Heroux

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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 footpaths commonly used by senior citizens.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1743        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1844

By Mr.  Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1844) of Paul R. Heroux and others for legislation to further regulate the laying out of senior citizen footpaths by cities and towns.  Municipalities and Regional Government. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to footpaths commonly used by senior citizens.
 

              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 33 of chapter 82 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended, in line 2, by inserting after the word “ways.” the following words:- Municipalities shall not lay out footways consisting of uneven or non-uniform construction within 100 feet of the main entrance to any facility housing senior citizens or any facility used as a council on aging, or its equivalent. Municipalities shall not lay out footways consisting of uneven or non-uniform construction in the footpath between the handicapped parking and the handicapped accessible entrance to the facility. Existing footpaths are grandfathered in and need not be replaced by this section.

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