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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1914         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 804

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Frank I. Smizik

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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 preserving public trust rights in land affected by ocean erosion.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1914        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 804

By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 804) of Frank I. Smizik relative to preserving public trust rights in land affected by ocean erosion.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 254 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act preserving public trust rights in land affected by ocean erosion.
 

              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 35 of Chapter 91 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, after the last sentence of the first paragraph, the following: -

              Where sea level rise, storms, or other natural processes have caused the landward or lateral movement of a barrier beach into an area which was previously occupied by the bottom of any Great Pond or onto any other public land, the portion of the barrier beach relocated into the former bottom of the Great pond or onto other public land shall be and remain in public ownership.             

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