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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1283         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 924

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Michael Barrett

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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 right to dry.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Michael Barrett

Third Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1283        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 924

By Mr. Barrett, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 924) of Michael Barrett for legislation relative to the installation of clotheslines.  Municipalities and Regional Government. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the right to dry.
 

              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 184 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:

              Section 36.  (a) For the purposes of this section, the term “clothesline” shall include a rope, cord, wire or similar device on which clothing is hung to dry.

              (b) Notwithstanding any general law or the terms of any contract, deed, covenant, restriction, rule, by-law, lease agreement, rental agreement to the contrary, a homeowner or tenant shall not be prohibited from the installation of a clothesline.

              SECTION 2. Upon approval by the legislative body of a city or town, the following question shall be placed on the official ballot and submitted to the voters of said city or town at the next regular municipal or state election:

              "Shall (the city or town) accept an act passed by the general court in the year 2013, entitled ‘A Act relative to the right to dry’ be accepted?”

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