HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3387        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2901


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Martin J. Walsh


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 designating Inflammatory Breast Cancer Awareness Day.






Date Added:

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk


Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk


William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire


Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk


Kay Khan

11th Middlesex


Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex


David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex


Aaron Vega

5th Hampden


Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth


Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex


Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk


Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden


Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol


Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex


Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex


Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire


Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk


Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth


Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex


James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex


Eugene L. O'Flaherty

2nd Suffolk


Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth


Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk


Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket


Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth


Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol


Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester


Michael F. Rush

Norfolk and Suffolk


Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk


John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester


Paul J. Donato

35th Middlesex


James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk


Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire


Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden


Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk


Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk


Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex


Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester


Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk


Robert M. Koczera

11th Bristol


William M. Straus

10th Bristol


Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3387        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2901

By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2901) of Martin J. Walsh and others for the issuance of an annual proclamation by the Governor designating October 18 as inflammatory breast cancer awareness day.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act designating Inflammatory Breast Cancer Awareness Day.


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 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 15RRRRR, the following section:—

Section 15SSSSS. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart October 18 as Inflammatory Breast Cancer Awareness Day to raise awareness of the occurrence of inflammatory breast cancer and to encourage regular testing for inflammatory breast cancer amongst all citizens of the commonwealth and recommending that the day be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.