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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 874         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 876


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.


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 electric street poles.






Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge


Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 874        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 876

By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 876) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to utility pole replacement.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 3120 OF 2009-2010.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to electric street 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 34B of Chapter 164 of the General Laws as appearing in the 2002 official edition is hereby amended by adding after the word 'pole;' in line 5 the following:-

              "Provided further, that a city or town may enforce this section by the enactment of a local ordinance or bylaw prohibiting double poles beyond the ninety days authorized by this section, violation of which may be punishable by a fine not to exceed a maximum of $100 per occurrence per day."

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