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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3946         FILED ON: 11/7/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3782

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Sarah K. Peake

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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 increasing the fine for the illegal taking of eels and elvers .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3946        FILED ON: 11/7/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3782

By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Sarah K. Peake and others relative to the fines for the illegal taking of eels and elvers.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act increasing the fine for the illegal taking of eels and elvers .
 

              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 100D of chapter 130 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the third paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

              Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than thirty days, or both; except, whoever violates the immediately preceding paragraph pertaining to the commercial taking of elvers or eels less than six inches in length, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $10,000 or by imprisonment for not more than thirty days, or both.

              SECTION 2. Section 100D of said chapter 130, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 7, the word “four” and inserting in place there of the following word:- six.

              SECTION 3. Section 52A of chapter 131 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the fourth paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

              Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than thirty days, or both; except, whoever violates the immediately preceding paragraph pertaining to the commercial taking of elvers or eels less than six inches in length, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $10,000 or by imprisonment for not more than thirty days, or both.

              SECTION 4. Section 52A of said chapter 131, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 20, the word “four” and inserting in place there of the following word:- six.

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