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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1137        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1621

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James E. Timilty

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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 the safety and maintenance of gas shut-off valves.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James E. Timilty

Bristol and Norfolk

Michael F. Rush

Norfolk and Suffolk

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

Mark J. Cusack

5th Norfolk

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

David M. Nangle

17th Middlesex

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

Edward F. Coppinger

10th Suffolk

Walter F. Timilty

7th Norfolk

Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth

Nick Collins

4th Suffolk

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1137        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1621

By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1621) of James E. Timilty, Michael F. Rush, Josh S. Cutler, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the safety and maintenance of gas shut-off valves.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. 

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the safety and maintenance of gas shut-off valves.

 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 164 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following new section:-

              Section 145.  Gate boxes on gas shut-off valves

              All gas companies shall install gate boxes on all shut-off valves located on all gas mains and services, to make valves more easily and immediately accessible. The gas companies shall annually inspect and ensure the operability of the shut-off valves and shall ensure that the shut-off valves are unobstructed and easily accessible.

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