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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1577         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 976

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bruce E. Tarr

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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 land use regulations.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1577        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 976

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 976) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to land use regulations.  Municipalities and Regional Government. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1061 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 land use regulations.
 

              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. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no city or town of the Commonwealth shall enact, alter, or impose unfair and excessive land use regulations on individual landowners without compensation or other forms of relief.

              Land use regulations shall include, zoning by-law changes that limit the use or potential uses of a piece of property, decisions by local boards and departments that limit the use or potential uses of property or any other local action that restricts the use of private property or by through its imposition reduces the fair market value of the piece of property.

              Any landowner against whose property a land use regulation will affect shall be compensated for the loss of use, or potential uses as well as receive monetary compensation for the reduction in the fair market value of said property.

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