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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3271         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 800

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul A. Schmid, III

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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 buffer zones on land under the agricultural restriction program.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Paul A. Schmid, III

8th Bristol

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3271        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 800

By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 800) of Paul A. Schmid, III and others relative to buffer zones on land under the agricultural restriction program.  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 buffer zones on land under the agricultural restriction program.
 

              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 23 of Chapter 20 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting the following after section (b):-

              (c)Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of agricultural resources, with the approval of the co-holder, if any, in its sole discretion, may allow for stormwater mitigation or nitrogen mitigation purposes, in nitrogen sensitive embayment watersheds, uncultivated, planted or other storm water mitigation infrastructure within 200 feet of any resource area in any parcel that has been accepted into the Massachusetts Agricultural Preservation Restriction program.

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