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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to repair forthwith certain culverts, 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:

SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of conservation and recreation shall expend or reimburse necessary funds to repair and replace failed, failing and damaged culverts in the Sales Creek drainage channel of the cities of Revere and Boston, which are owned by said department and which pose potential public health emergencies by preventing adequate drainage of a major watershed, and to repair and restore the damaged surfaces in the area surrounding the collapsed or undermined culverts that pose potential public safety emergencies due to unstable ground and surface areas under Tomasello Road and other areas, roadways and drives.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 2004.

House of Representatives, July 30, 2004.

This Bill having been returned by His Excellency the Governor with his objections thereto in writing (see House 5008) has been passed by the House of Representatives, notwithstanding said objections, two-thirds of the House (134 yeas to 21 nays) having agreed to pass the same.
Sent to the Senate for its action.

Thomas M. Finneran, Speaker.
Steven T. James, Clerk.

Senate, July 30, 2004.

Passed by the Senate, notwithstanding the objections of His Excellency the Governor, two-thirds of the members present (38 yeas to 0 nays) having approved the same.

Robert E. Travaglini, President.
William F. Welch, Clerk.

Office of the Secretary August 17, 2004.