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Date: Fri, 8 May 2020 09:43:13 -0400
From: 'Garry Kessler' via MassLep <masslep...>
Subject: [MassLep] Bill to allow the State to spray insecticide without restriction, add'l

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H.4650, "An Act to Mitigate Arbovirus in the Commonwealth=E2=80=9D
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/H4650

I urge you to take immediate action to contact legislators to defeat=20
this bill. This bill is poorly constructed and can do more harm than=20
good. Email =E2=80=93 Call =E2=80=93 and send a letter opposing this bill.=
=C2=A0 Do it before=20
May 11th (Why wait?=C2=A0 Do it today!)

Main concerns:

=C2=A01.=C2=A0=C2=A0 This bill is much too broad.=C2=A0 It overrules all o=
ther statutes=20
(including the Pesticide Control Act, Massachusetts Endangered Species=20
Act, water supply protection laws, Open Meeting Law, Public Records Act,=20
etc.) as well as decisions by municipalities to not join a regional=20
district because they don=E2=80=99t want nuisance mosquito spraying.=C2=A0 =
This bill=20
would also overrule private property requests for exclusion from=20
spraying. Inadvertent impacts from spraying are not considered.

=C2=A02.=C2=A0=C2=A0 There is no transparency on the decision making proce=
ss in this=20
bill.=C2=A0 There is no information about the actions to be taken, and ther=
e=20
is no role for local boards of health or environmental groups.

=C2=A03.=C2=A0=C2=A0 There are no requirements for notifications to commun=
ities or=20
property owners prior to spraying. There is no information on the=20
effectiveness or trigger points for spraying or other actions.

=C2=A04.=C2=A0=C2=A0 There is no sunset provision to this bill.

Full comments by the Massachusetts Association of Conservation=20
Commissions (MACC) -
H4650-Arvovirus-MACC-Comments-April-29-2020-finaldocx.pdf

Sample letter with enail addresses -
https://458rl1jp.r.us-east-1.awstrack.me/L0/https:%2F%2Fwww.maccweb.org%2Fr=
esource%2Fresmgr%2Fadvocacy%2Fdraft-sample-_h4650_letter-.docx/1/01000171d2=
2a69d4-d7c982b5-def1-4222-b312-65921e0ced00-000000/JC2pcNpWllrpY9Yy5Lu8dFj7=
t_I=3D160=20


Email your concerns to:

The Joint Committee on Public Health,
Senator Comerford at <Jo.Comerford...>

Cc:=C2=A0 Senator Nick Collins <Nick.Collins...>;
Representative John J. Mahoney <John.Mahoney...>;
Representative Chynah Tyler <Chynah.Tyler...>

Also copy your Senator and Representative.
Find your legislator here:=20
https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator

Email your letter to
<Jay.Newsome...> and <Brian.Rosman...>
no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020.=C2=A0 Put =E2=80=9CPUBLIC =
HEALTH=20
TESTIMONY=E2=80=9D H4650 in the subject line of the email.

Testimony must include the name, title, organization name, address and=20
telephone number of the person submitting the testimony.

Tell your friends, and associates about this bill.=C2=A0 Get them to send=
=20
comments too.

Send as soon as possible.

Questions?=C2=A0 Send me an email at <Dorothy.mcglincy...>

Pls do not email me. I have nothing additional to offer. Thank you.

Garry Kessler
Westborough, MA


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font-size: 13px;" lang=3D"x-unicode">H.4650, "An Act to Mitigate
Arbovirus in the Commonwealth=E2=80=9D
<br>
<a class=3D"moz-txt-link-freetext"
href=3D"https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/H4650">https://malegisl=
ature.gov/Bills/191/H4650</a>
<br>
<br>
I urge you to take immediate action to contact legislators to
defeat this bill. This bill is poorly constructed and can do more
harm than good. Email =E2=80=93 Call =E2=80=93 and send a letter oppo=
sing this
bill.=C2=A0 Do it before May 11th (Why wait?=C2=A0 Do it today!)
<br>
<br>
Main concerns:
<br>
<br>
=C2=A01.=C2=A0=C2=A0 This bill is much too broad.=C2=A0 It overrules =
all other
statutes (including the Pesticide Control Act, Massachusetts
Endangered Species Act, water supply protection laws, Open Meeting
Law, Public Records Act, etc.) as well as decisions by
municipalities to not join a regional district because they don=E2=80=
=99t
want nuisance mosquito spraying.=C2=A0 This bill would also overrule
private property requests for exclusion from spraying. Inadvertent
impacts from spraying are not considered.
<br>
<br>
=C2=A02.=C2=A0=C2=A0 There is no transparency on the decision making =
process in
this bill.=C2=A0 There is no information about the actions to be take=
n,
and there is no role for local boards of health or environmental
groups.
<br>
<br>
=C2=A03.=C2=A0=C2=A0 There are no requirements for notifications to c=
ommunities
or property owners prior to spraying. There is no information on
the effectiveness or trigger points for spraying or other actions.
<br>
<br>
=C2=A04.=C2=A0=C2=A0 There is no sunset provision to this bill.
<br>
<br>
Full comments by the Massachusetts Association of Conservation
Commissions (MACC) -
<br>
H4650-Arvovirus-MACC-Comments-April-29-2020-finaldocx.pdf
<br>
<br>
Sample letter with enail addresses -
<br>
<a class=3D"moz-txt-link-freetext"
href=3D"https://458rl1jp.r.us-east-1.awstrack.me/L0/https:%2F%2Fwww.maccweb=
.org%2Fresource%2Fresmgr%2Fadvocacy%2Fdraft-sample-_h4650_letter-.docx/1/01=
000171d22a69d4-d7c982b5-def1-4222-b312-65921e0ced00-000000/JC2pcNpWllrpY9Yy=
5Lu8dFj7t_I=3D160">https://458rl1jp.r.us-east-1.awstrack.me/L0/https:%2F%2F=
www.maccweb.org%2Fresource%2Fresmgr%2Fadvocacy%2Fdraft-sample-_h4650_letter=
-.docx/1/01000171d22a69d4-d7c982b5-def1-4222-b312-65921e0ced00-000000/JC2pc=
NpWllrpY9Yy5Lu8dFj7t_I=3D160</a>
<br>
<br>
Email your concerns to:
<br>
<br>
The Joint Committee on Public Health,
<br>
Senator Comerford at <a class=3D"moz-txt-link-abbreviated"
href=3D"mailto:<Jo.Comerford...>"><Jo.Comerford...>=
</a>
<br>
<br>
Cc:=C2=A0 Senator Nick Collins <a class=3D"moz-txt-link-abbreviated"
href=3D"mailto:<Nick.Collins...>"><Nick.Collins...>=
</a>;
<br>
Representative John J. Mahoney=C2=A0=C2=A0 <a
class=3D"moz-txt-link-abbreviated"
href=3D"mailto:<John.Mahoney...>"><John.Mahoney...></=
a>;
<br>
Representative Chynah Tyler=C2=A0 <a class=3D"moz-txt-link-abbreviate=
d"
href=3D"mailto:<Chynah.Tyler...>"><Chynah.Tyler...></=
a>
<br>
<br>
Also copy your Senator and Representative.
<br>
Find your legislator here: <a class=3D"moz-txt-link-freetext"
href=3D"https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator">https://=
malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator</a>
<br>
<br>
Email your letter to
<br>
<a class=3D"moz-txt-link-abbreviated"
href=3D"mailto:<Jay.Newsome...>"><Jay.Newsome...></a>
and <a class=3D"moz-txt-link-abbreviated"
href=3D"mailto:<Brian.Rosman...>"><Brian.Rosman...>=
</a>
<br>
no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020.=C2=A0 Put =E2=80=9CP=
UBLIC
HEALTH TESTIMONY=E2=80=9D H4650 in the subject line of the email.
<br>
<br>
Testimony must include the name, title, organization name, address
and telephone number of the person submitting the testimony.
<br>
<br>
Tell your friends, and associates about this bill.=C2=A0 Get them to
send comments too.
<br>
<br>
Send as soon as possible.
<br>
<br>
Questions?=C2=A0 Send me an email at <a
class=3D"moz-txt-link-abbreviated"
href=3D"mailto:<Dorothy.mcglincy...>">Dorothy.mcglincy@maccw=
eb.org</a>
<br>
<br>
Pls do not email me. I have nothing additional to offer. Thank
you.
<br>
<br>
Garry Kessler
<br>
Westborough, MA
<br>
<br>
<br>
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