SECTION 1. Section 35CC of chapter 10 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, after the word “families” in line 6, the following words:- ,including the Gold Star Families of certain active duty members of the armed forces,
SECTION 2. Said section 35CC of said chapter, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the third sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Revenues credited to the fund under this section shall remain in the fund, not subject to appropriation, for application to those purposes and for expenses related to the administration and operation of the fund.
SECTION 3. Section 13 of chapter 130 of the acts of 2005 is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following sentence:- The Friends of the Massachusetts National Guard and Reserve Families, Inc. shall be designated as a first responder program for Massachusetts Gold Star Families.
SECTION 4. Paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of section 14 of said chapter 130 of the acts of 2005 is hereby amended by striking out the words “name, address, rank and rating” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- servicemember’s city or town .
SECTION 5. Said section 14 of said chapter is hereby further amended by striking out subsection (b) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-
(b) The information provided pursuant to this section shall be public records.
SECTION 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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