HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1889        FILED ON: 1/15/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3156

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Harold P. Naughton, Jr.

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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 veteran discrimination.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Harold P. Naughton, Jr.

12th Worcester

John C. Velis

4th Hampden

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Frank A. Moran

17th Essex

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr.

28th Middlesex

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

Linda Dean Campbell

15th Essex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Mark J. Cusack

5th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1889        FILED ON: 1/15/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3156

By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3156) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr., and others for legislation to prohibit discrimination against veterans in employment decisions.   Veterans and Federal Affairs.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1736 OF 2013-2014.]

 

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 veteran discrimination.

 

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. Section 4 of chapter 151B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after subsection 1c the following section:

D. For an employer, by himself or his agent, because an individual is a veteran to refuse to hire or employ or to bar or to discharge from employment such individual or to discriminate against such individual in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification.

For the purposes of this subsection, a veteran shall be an individual who served not less than 180 days of active service in any branch of the military.