SENATE, No. 466

By Mr. Antonioni (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 466) of Emily Norton for legislation relative to the prohibition of fishing gear containing lead. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In the Year Two Thousand and Seven.

AN ACT relative to the prohibition of fishing gear containing lead

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. Chapter 131 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 92 the following section:-

Section 93.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no person shall use weights, sinkers, artificial lures, jigs, lead-core line, keel trolling weights, weighted flies or any other fishing gear for the purposes of fishing in any inland water, which has any content of lead within.