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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3081         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2803

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

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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 to protect trees in public parks.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3081        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2803

By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2803) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and Benjamin Swan relative to the penalty for the destruction of trees in public parks.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3518 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to protect trees in public parks.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 266 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 98A, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

              Section98A.  Whoever willfully, intentionally and without right, or wantonly and without cause destroys, defaces, mars or injures any playground apparatus, equipment, trees or native flora, located in a public park or playground shall be punished by a fine or not more than $2,000.

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