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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1024         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 358

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James B. Eldridge

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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 best management practices in water.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

James Arciero

2nd Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1024        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 358

By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 358) of James B. Eldridge, Kay Khan, Denise Andrews, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to best management practices in water.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to best management practices in water.
 

              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 6 of Chapter 29C of the general laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-

              (6) No later than February 1, 2014, the department and board, with input from the division of local services, shall establish and publish guidelines for best management practices in water management. Said guidelines shall include but not be limited to the practice of full cost pricing including which direct and indirect costs shall be included in full cost pricing, sound financial management, the use of a stormwater enterprise fund, and the adoption of an asset management plan. The demonstration of adoption of said best management practices shall be considered favorably in decisions about funding as provided for in this section. Projects involving multiple municipalities shall be given preference in decisions about funding as provided for in this section.

              SECTION 2. Section 18 of Chapter 29C of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding at the end of subsection (d), the following sentence:-

              The Drinking Water Revolving Fund shall be subject to subsection (6) of section 6 of Chapter 29C of the General Laws.

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