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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 38         FILED ON: 1/5/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 204

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Thomas M. Stanley

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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 prohibiting campaign signs on public property..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex

Steven L. Levy

4th Middlesex

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 38        FILED ON: 1/5/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 204

By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 204) of Thomas M. Stanley and others relative to prohibiting campaign signs on tax-exempt property.  Election Laws.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 682 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act prohibiting campaign signs on public property..
 

              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 political sign may be placed or affixed to any property that is tax-exempt, including local, state and federal property and property owned by a non-profit.

              Any candidate or campaign committee violating the provisions of this act may be ordered to remove the sign or be punished by a fine of not more than $200.  The city or town clerk in each municipality shall have the authority to enforce the provisions of this act.

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