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  • Acts
  • 1998
  • Chapter 25 AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN STRUCTURES TO BE EXEMPTED FROM CERTAIN HARBOR LINES WITHIN SAVIN HILL BAY IN THE DORCHESTER SECTION OF THE CITY OF BOSTON.

Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to authorize forthwith certain structures to be exempted from certain harbor lines, 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:


Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 14 and 34 of chapter 91 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the department of environmental protection is hereby authorized to grant a license to the Dorchester Yacht Club located in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston in the western section of Savin Hill bay to maintain and repair for their current use certain piers, docks, floats and moorings permitted to said yacht club by the metropolitan district commission as of January 1, 1996, which are located in whole or in part beyond the harbor lines in Dorchester bay and Savin Hill bay, such harbor lines having been established and authorized by certain laws including, but not limited to, chapter 312 of the acts of 1931 and chapter 534 of the acts of 1955; provided, however, that not more than 165 vessels used for boating or yachting purposes shall be accommodated or attached at any one time to the piers, docks and floats at the premises authorized to be licensed herein; and provided further, that not more than 16 vessels used for boating or yachting purposes shall be accommodated or attached at any one time to moorings at or about the premises authorized to be licensed herein.

Approved February 12, 1998.