Monday, March 11, 2013

Finding a Solution to Coastal Erosion

With coastal erosion continuing to be a serious concern of communities along the Massachusetts coastline, I filed S.407, “An Act Relative to the Creation of a Special Commission on Coastal Erosion”, which was co-sponsored by South Shore State Representative James Cantwell.

The legislation would create a special commission charged with investigating the impacts of coastal erosion in the Commonwealth, and to develop strategies and recommendations to address impacts of erosion on property, infrastructure, public safety, and beaches. The commission created, if the bill becomes law, would include government officials, industry experts, and stakeholders to meet and report to the legislature their findings.

Posted below is the bill in its entirety.