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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2249         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2324

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

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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 acceptance and disposition of municipal easements.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Katherine M. Clark

Middlesex and Essex

William N. Brownsberger

 

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2249        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2324

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2324) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the acceptance and disposition of municipal easements.  Municipalities and Regional Government.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to the acceptance and disposition of municipal easements.
 

              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 40 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official edition, is hereby amended by adding after section 14 the following new section:-

              Section 14A.  In any town, the Board of Selectman may accept any conveyance of land or any interest therein, including easements, provided that any purchase of such land or any interest therein, including easements, has been previously authorized by vote of the town as may be required by state law or local bylaw and an appropriation of money has been made as provided in section 14.  Such Board may also accept any conveyance of land or any interest therein, including easements, for nominal consideration of less than one hundred dollars and for which no appropriation is required.  In any town, the Board of Selectman may approve the conveyance of any easement, provided that the conveyance has been previously authorized by vote of the town as may be required by state law or local bylaw.

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