HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 935        FILED ON: 1/14/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3135

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Stephen L. DiNatale

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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 relative to burial expenses for veterans.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

James Arciero

2nd Middlesex

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Linda Dean Campbell

15th Essex

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Dennis A. Rosa

4th Worcester

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Timothy R. Whelan

1st Barnstable

Jonathan D. Zlotnik

2nd Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 935        FILED ON: 1/14/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3135

By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3135) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others for legislation to require funeral directors to make available to potential clients information regarding funeral and burial benefits for veterans.  Veterans and Federal Affairs.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Eighty-Ninth General Court
(2015-2016)

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An Act relative to burial expenses for veterans.

 

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

Chapter 112 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 84C the following section:-

Section 84D. Every licensed funeral director, or his or her agent or servant, before an agreement as to the price of the merchandise and service is made, shall make available to all potential clients information regarding funeral and burial benefits for veterans as set forth in section 7 and 8 of chapter 115 and shall give or cause to be given to a client, a written statement verifying that the funeral director, or his or her agent or servant, make such information available to the potential client.  The written statement shall be signed by the funeral director, or his or her agent or servant, and the potential client before an agreement as to the price of the merchandise and service is made.

  Any funeral director who fails to comply with this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000.