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H.433

Introduced by   Representative Fallar of Tinmouth

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Municipal government; powers; aerial spraying

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to authorize a municipality to prohibit or otherwise regulate aerial spraying of economic poisons onto utility pole rights-of-way within the municipality.

AN ACT RELATING TO MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY TO PROHIBIT AERIAL SPRAYING OF ECONOMIC POISONS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  24 V.S.A. § 2291 is amended to read:

§ 2291.  ENUMERATION OF POWERS

For the purpose of promoting the public health, safety, welfare, and convenience, a town, city, or incorporated village shall have the following powers:

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(6)  To regulate the location, installation, maintenance, repair, and removal of utility poles, wires, and conduits, water pipes or mains, gas mains and sewers, upon, under, or above public highways or public property of the municipality and, notwithstanding any provision of 6 V.S.A. § 1103 to the contrary, to prohibit or otherwise regulate application of an economic poison, as defined by 6 V.S.A. § 911, used to maintain the rights-of-way for utility poles and wires located within the municipality or specified portions of the municipality.

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