Amendment #141 to H3600
Contaminated Shellfish Fee
Representatives Haddad of Somerset, Silvia of Fall River, Schmid of Westport, Fiola of Fall River and Howitt of Seekonk move to amend the bill by adding the following section:
"SECTION XX. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the division of marine fisheries shall determine a fee per bag for contaminated shellfish to be paid to a city or town whose coastal waters contain shellfish as defined in section 1 of chapter 130 that (i) have been removed or taken from areas declared be contaminated by the division under section 74 of chapter 130 of the general laws and (ii) transplanted to a receiving city or town for cleaning and purification in clean water. The fee, as determined by the division, shall be assessed on a city or town receiving transplanted contaminated shellfish for cleaning and purification on a per bag basis. Said city or town receiving transplanted contaminated shellfish shall pay the fee, as assessed and determined by the division under this section, to a city or town whose coastal waters contained said contaminated shellfish that were removed and transplanted to a receiving city or town."