HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 164        FILED ON: 1/9/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1945

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Chris Walsh

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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 giving a veteran bonus to regular soldiers having been on active duty in support of the Persian Gulf War.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

1/9/2017

Shawn Dooley

9th Norfolk

1/24/2017

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

 

Linda Dean Campbell

15th Essex

 

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 164        FILED ON: 1/9/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1945

By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1945) of Chris Walsh and others relative to providing veterans’ bonuses to certain regular soldiers who served on active duty in support of the Persian Gulf War.  Veterans and Federal Affairs.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3175 OF 2015-2016.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act giving a veteran bonus to regular soldiers having been on active duty in support of the Persian Gulf War.

 

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 115 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following section:-

(a) Whereas during the Persian Gulf war non National Guard, Air National Guard or Reservists did not receive a bonus unless awarded the Southwest Asia Service Medal and whereas the soldiers who did not receive a bonus deserve to be rewarded for their in-theater service in said war. That all regular soldiers who fought in the Persian Gulf War but did not receive a bonus shall receive a bonus equal to the amount that was awarded to National Guard, Air National Guard or Reservists in the same capacity.