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SECTION 20.   Subsection (a) of section 19 of chapter 25 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 13 to 19, the words "cap and trade pollution control programs, including, but not limited to, and subject to section 22 of chapter 21A, not less than 80 per cent of amounts generated by the carbon dioxide allowance trading mechanism established under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Memorandum of Understanding, as defined in subsection (a) of section 22 of chapter 21A, and the NOx Allowance Trading Program; and (3)".

This section eliminates an existing restriction regarding the allocation of RGGI Trust Fund revenues in order to maximize their use on programs to further greenhouse gas mitigation and climate change adaptation.

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