Born Free USA position: OPPOSE
Update (August 2012): The bill did not pass this year.
Bill description: This bill would allow wildlife management agencies or divisions to use all currently restricted and prohibited traps (legholds, Conibears, snares) for health and safety threats without going through the existing permitting process and allow the agencies/divisions to use the prohibited traps during all established recreational trapping seasons.
Read the bill here.
Note: The text and status of Massachusetts bills is also available at www.state.ma.us/legis/legis.htm.