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The 189th 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 11 of chapter 165 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 10, the words “not more than one hundred dollars” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- triple the amount of damages sustained thereby or $1,000, whichever is greater.

SECTION 2. Said section 11 of said chapter 165, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following sentence:- Damages shall include the value of the water used and the cost of labor and equipment repair and replacement.

Approved, November 17, 2010.