SENATE DOCKET, NO. 639        FILED ON: 1/15/2019

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1588

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bruce E. Tarr

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act providing the next of kin of a police officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty with the flags of the Commonwealth and the United States.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

 

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

 

Thomas P. Walsh

12th Essex

 

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

1/31/2019

Diana DiZoglio

First Essex

1/31/2019

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 639        FILED ON: 1/15/2019

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1588

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1588) of Bruce E. Tarr, Thomas P. Walsh, Sal N. DiDomenico and Diana DiZoglio for legislation to provide the next of kin of a police officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty with the flags of the Commonwealth and the United States.  Public Service.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act providing the next of kin of a police officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty with the flags of the Commonwealth and the United States.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. Chapter 32 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 89E the following section:-

Section 89F. If a sworn police officer of a police department of city or town, a sworn police officer of the department of state police or a firefighter for a fire department of a city or town, is killed, or dies from injuries received, or dies as a natural or proximate result of undergoing a hazard peculiar to his or her employment, while in the performance of his or her duty, their next of kin shall receive a flag of the commonwealth of Massachusetts and a flag of the United States during the memorial service, the cost of which shall be borne by the commonwealth.