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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1199        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1576

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kenneth J. Donnelly

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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 failure to remove existing poles.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kenneth J. Donnelly

Fourth Middlesex

Michael F. Rush

Norfolk and Suffolk

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

Mark J. Cusack

5th Norfolk

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Jennifer L. Flanagan

Worcester and Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Katherine M. Clark

Fifth Middlesex

Walter F. Timilty

7th Norfolk

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1199        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1576

By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1576) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Michael F. Rush, Tackey Chan, Mark J. Cusack and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the failure to remove existing poles.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1654 OF 2011-2012.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the failure to remove existing poles.

 

              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. Chapter 164 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 34B the following section:-

              Section 34C. A distribution company or a telephone company engaging in the removal of an existing pole and the installation of a new pole in place thereof that does not complete the transfer of wires, all repairs and the removal of the existing pole from the site within 90 days from the date of installation of the new pole shall pay a fine of $200 to the municipality where the existing pole is located for every day after 90 days from the date of installation of the new pole; provided, however, that for any approved commercial or industrial construction project, the completion of which is expected to take longer than one year, said company shall pay a fine of $200 to the municipality where the existing pole is located for every day after 6 months from the date of installation of the new pole that the transfer of wires, all repairs and the removal of the existing pole from the site are not completed.

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