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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.2882 188th (2013 - 2014)

An Act designating PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day

By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2882) of John W. Scibak and others for the annual proclamation by the Governor designating May 4th as PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day, to raise awareness of the occurrence of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

Bill Information

John W. Scibak

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day on May 4th, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.


Name District/Address
John W. Scibak 2nd Hampshire
Peter V. Kocot 1st Hampshire
John D. Keenan 7th Essex
Stanley C. Rosenberg Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester
Ellen Story 3rd Hampshire
Josh S. Cutler 6th Plymouth
Garrett J. Bradley 3rd Plymouth
James M. Cantwell 4th Plymouth
Thomas J. Calter 12th Plymouth
Carolyn C. Dykema 8th Middlesex
Walter F. Timilty 7th Norfolk
James M. Murphy 4th Norfolk
Rhonda Nyman 5th Plymouth
Karen E. Spilka Second Middlesex and Norfolk
John J. Lawn, Jr. 10th Middlesex
Marjorie C. Decker 25th Middlesex
Steven M. Walsh 11th Essex

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