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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1131         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1819

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Martha M. Walz

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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 MBTA's Copley and Science Park Stations.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1131        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1819

By Ms. Marty Walz of Boston, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01819) of Marty Walz relative to renaming the "Copley Station" and the "Science Park Station" by the Massachusetts Bay Transportaion Authority. Joint Committee on Transportation.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3363 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 MBTA's Copley and Science Park Stations.
 

              Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to rename two Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority stations, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
 

              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 161A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after Section 48 the following section:-

              Section 49. Notwithstanding any special or general law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority shall rename the “Copley Station”, so-called, the “Copley/Boston Public Library Station” or the “Copley/BPL Station and shall rename the “Science Park Station”, so-called, the “Science Park/West End Station.”  The Authority shall promptly replace all existing interior and exterior station name signage with signage that includes the expanded station name and shall update maps and other printed material with the expanded station names in the ordinary course of business.

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