Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out clause Eighteenth, as amended by section 1A of chapter 7 of the acts of 1991, and inserting in place thereof the following clause:-
Eighteenth, Any portion of the estates of persons who by reason of age, infirmity and poverty, or financial hardship resulting from a change to active military status, not including initial enlistment are in the judgment of the assessors unable to contribute fully toward the public charges.
SECTION 2. Section 1 of chapter 121B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1990 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the definition of "Veteran" and inserting in place thereof the following definition:-
"Veteran", any person who is a veteran as defined in clause Forty-third of section seven of chapter four. The word "veteran" as used herein shall also include the spouse, surviving spouse, parent or other dependent of such person.