Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 104 of chapter 92 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1994 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the definition of "Tributary" the following definition:-
"Ware river watershed advisory committee", the committee established by section one hundred and fourteen A.
SECTION 2. Section 114 of said chapter 92, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 6, the words "and the Ware river watershed".
SECTION 3. Said chapter 92 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 114 the following section:-
Section 114A. The commissioner is hereby authorized and directed to establish a Ware river watershed advisory committee. The purpose of the committee shall be to advise the division on its policies and regulations regarding recreational activities, land use and environmental, wildlife and habitat matters within the Ware river watershed. The commissioner of the metropolitan district commission shall appoint to said advisory committee one person from three names nominated by each of the following organizations: the Massachusetts Council of Sportsmen, the Worcester County League of Sportsmen, Trout Unlimited, a rod and gun club located in the town of Barre, Hubbardston, Oakham or Rutland, a designee of the board of selectmen of each of the towns of Barre, Hubbardston, Oakham and Rutland, a representative of the historical societies in each of the towns of Barre, Hubbardston, Oakham and Rutland, a representative of the Massachusetts Wildlife Federation, a representative of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, a representative of the Sierra Club, and a representative of the Upper Ware river watershed association and one member from the general public.
The committee shall elect a chairperson from among its members, shall meet at least twice each calendar year and may provide for alternate members to participate fully in its meetings whenever a regular member is unable to do so.