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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 29        FILED ON: 1/7/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1654

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kenneth J. Donnelly

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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 failure to remove existing poles..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kenneth J. Donnelly

 

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Katherine M. Clark

Middlesex and Essex

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

James B. Eldridge

 

James E. Timilty

 

John F. Keenan

 

Brian A. Joyce

Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth

Cynthia S. Creem

 

Gale D. Candaras

 

Karen E. Spilka

 

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex, Suffolk, and Essex

Richard T. Moore

 

Susan C. Fargo

 

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

William N. Brownsberger

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 29        FILED ON: 1/7/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1654

By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1654) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Sean Garballey, Katherine M. Clark, George T. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the failure to remove existing poles.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1482 OF 2009-2010.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to the failure to remove existing poles..

 

              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 164 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 34B the following section:-

              Section 34C. A distribution company or a telephone company engaging in the removal of an existing pole and the installation of a new pole in place thereof that does not complete the transfer of wires, all repairs and the removal of the existing pole from the site within 90 days from the date of installation of the new pole shall pay a fine of $200 to the municipality where the existing pole is located for every day after 90 days from the date of installation of the new pole; provided, however, that for any approved commercial or industrial construction project, the completion of which is expected to take longer than one year, said company shall pay a fine of $200 to the municipality where the existing pole is located for every day after 6 months from the date of installation of the new pole that the transfer of wires, all repairs and the removal of the existing pole from the site are not completed.

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