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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1905         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 764

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul McMurtry and Matthew A. Beaton

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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 beaver dam emergencies.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1905        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 764

By Messrs. McMurtry of Dedham and Beaton of Shrewsbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 764) of Paul McMurtry and Matthew A. Beaton for legislation to facilitate the issuance of trapping permits to alleviate beaver dam emergencies.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3352 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 beaver dam emergencies.
 

              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 80A of chapter 131 of the general laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 12, the words “federal and state departments of health or municipal boards of health” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- the department.

              SECTION 2.  Said section 80 of said chapter 131, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 44 to 46, the words “municipal board of health, its chair or agent or the state or federal department of health” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- department.

              SECTION 3.  Said section 80 of said chapter 131, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the third paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

              An applicant or his duly authorized agent may apply to the department for an emergency permit to immediately alleviate a threat to human health and safety, as defined in the previous paragraph. If the department determines that such a threat exists, it shall immediately issue said emergency permit to alleviate the existing threat to human health and safety, for a period not exceeding 10 days. If denied, the applicant or his duly authorized agent may appeal said emergency permit application to the director.  If the director determines that such a threat exists, it shall immediately issue said emergency permit to alleviate the existing threat to human health and safety, for a period not exceeding 10 days.

              SECTION 4.  Said section 80 of said chapter 131, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 71 to 72, inclusive, the words “in conjunction with the municipal board of health”.

              SECTION 5.  Said section 80 of said chapter 131, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 81, the words “municipal board of health and municipal conservation commission”.

              SECTION 6.  Said section 80 of said chapter 131, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 84 to 85, the words “subject to the determinations and conditions of municipal conservation commissions under section 40”.

              SECTION 7.  Said section 80 of said chapter 131, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 90, the words “municipal board of health” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- department.

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