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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1878         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1520

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

David M. Nangle, (BY REQUEST)

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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 to increase the fines and penalties on the practice of shark-finning.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Sean Lesniak

20 Wollaston St.


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1878        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1520

By Mr. Nangle of Lowell (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1520) of Sean Lesniak for legislation to prohibit the taking of sharks for the purpose of removing their fins and establishing a penalty for violations.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to increase the fines and penalties on the practice of shark-finning.
 

              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 130, as appearing General Laws is hereby amended adding the following new section :-

              Section 103. No person shall take engage in shark-finning, defined as taking of a shark, removing the fin or fins (whether or not including the tail) of a shark, and returning the remained of the shark to the sea.

              Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be punished, in addition to any punishment for violation of federal law, by imprisonment for sixty days or by a fine of not less than five hundred nor more than one thousand dollars, or by both such imprisonment and fine.

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