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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2041         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 315

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

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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 strategically plan for the commercial fishing industry.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

5th Essex

Rhonda Nyman

5th Plymouth

Robert M. Koczera

11th Bristol

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

William M. Straus

10th Bristol

Christopher M. Markey

9th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2041        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 315

By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 315) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to the commercial fishing, shellfish and seafood industries.  Economic Development and Emerging Technologies. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to strategically plan for the commercial fishing industry.
 

              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 16G of Chapter 6A of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after subsection (l) the following subsection:

              Subsection (m): The Secretary of Housing and Economic Development shall prepare annually a strategic report in conjunction with the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs for the Commonwealth’s commercial fishing and shellfish industry. The Secretary shall annually evaluate the status of the commercial fishing industry and it shall be accompanied by recommendations for appropriate actions to be taken to maintain and revitalize the commercial fishing, shellfish and seafood industry.

              In order to carry out the provisions of this chapter the secretaries may, and are encouraged to seek the laboratory, technical, educational, and research skills and facilities of state institutions of higher learning. 

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