Wednesday COVID-19 Zoom Conference

On Wednesday, November 18th, the Association held another Covid-19 Legal Issues Call.

The topic was thr new changes to the tolling law, which go into effect December 1, 2020.  As you will recall, section 17 of c. 53 of the Acts of 2020 provided for a tolling on applications and hearings of local boards.

Last week the Legislature enacted Chapter 201 of the Acts of 2020, which in sections 33, 34, 35, 36 and 37 made important changes to the tolling provisions of section 17 of c. 53 of the Acts of 2020, effective in a few weeks on December 1, 2020.

This week’s conference call featured a discussion led by MMLA member Susan Murphy of  Dain, Torpy, Le Ray, Wiest & Garner, P.C. and one of Hingham’s Town Counsels .  Susan has alerted us to this change and also prepared a help redlined version of sec. 17 showing the changes.  See attached and excerpt from the new law.

We thank Susan for alerting us to this and for her helpful information.

We will notify you of the next Zoom conference and conference link.

Memo on modifications (Nathaniel Stevens)
Chapter 201 Modification of Sec. 17 of Chapter 53 (Susan Murphy)
Chapter 201 Modification of Sec. 17 of Chapter 53 (Susan Murphy)
MACC Alert to Conservation Commissions
MACC Link #1
MACC Link #2

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