HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3101        FILED ON: 1/16/2015

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Nick Collins

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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 the burial of pets.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Nick Collins

4th Suffolk

Bill Trabucco

28 Rawson Street, Dorchester, MA 02125


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3101        FILED ON: 1/16/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3272

By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3272) of Bill Trabucco and Nick Collins relative to the co-internment of humans and their pets.  Public Health.

 

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 the burial of pets.

 

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

Chapter 114 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

Section 52.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a town, city, cemetery corporation or other entity legally responsible for the maintenance or operation of a cemetery or burial place may designate a portion of such cemetery or burial place for the co-internment of both human and animal remains.  Such co-internment may then be made available for the remains of the bodies of humans and their pets and may include cremated remains.