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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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. Section 17C of chapter 21 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “limitation”, in line 3, the following words:- , railroad and utility corridors, easements and rights of way.

SECTION 2. Subsection (b) of said section 17C of said chapter 21, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence and inserting in place thereof the following 2 sentences:- For the purposes of this section, “person” shall include the person having any interest in the land, his agent, manager or licensee and shall include, without limitation, any governmental body, agency or instrumentality, a nonprofit corporation, trust, association, corporation, company or other business organization and any director, officer, trustee, member, employee, authorized volunteer or agent thereof. For the purposes of this section, “structures, buildings and equipment” shall include any structure, building or equipment used by an electric company, transmission company, distribution company, gas company or railroad in the operation of its business.

Approved January 14, 2009