Governor Patrick Signs Bill Into Law
Massachusetts Legislature Passes Dam and Seawall Repair Loan Program
Text of bill approved by legislature:
On December 31, 2012, the Massachusetts House and the Massachusetts Senate gave final approval to legislation creating a loan and grant program to facilitate the repair or removal of unneeded dams and help finance repairs to structures aimed at controlling coastal flooding. The bill now goes to the Governor's desk for his signature.
ACEC/MA advocated for passage of this bill as part of the Dam Alliance, which also included The Nature Conservancy, Mass. Audubon, BSCES, the Massachusetts Municipal Association, the Massachusetts Water Works Association, the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions, the Environmental League of Massachusetts and several other groups.