HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3524        FILED ON: 1/20/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3283

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

David F. DeCoste

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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 protecting veterans and children of those officers and firefighters that gave their last full measure.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

David F. DeCoste

5th Plymouth

1/20/2017

Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr.

5th Worcester

2/3/2017

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

2/3/2017

Michael D. Brady

Second Plymouth and Bristol

2/3/2017

William L. Crocker, Jr.

2nd Barnstable

2/1/2017

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

2/2/2017

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

2/2/2017

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

2/3/2017

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

2/1/2017

Michelle M. DuBois

10th Plymouth

2/2/2017

Carole A. Fiola

6th Bristol

2/3/2017

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

2/1/2017

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

2/2/2017

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

2/1/2017

Hannah Kane

11th Worcester

1/29/2017

Rady Mom

18th Middlesex

2/3/2017

Mathew Muratore

1st Plymouth

2/2/2017

Shaunna L. O'Connell

3rd Bristol

2/3/2017

Patrick M. O'Connor

Plymouth and Norfolk

1/31/2017

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

2/2/2017

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

2/2/2017

Paul A. Schmid, III

8th Bristol

2/2/2017

Alan Silvia

7th Bristol

2/2/2017

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

2/2/2017

Timothy R. Whelan

1st Barnstable

1/20/2017

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3524        FILED ON: 1/20/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3283

By Mr. DeCoste of Norwell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3283) of David F. DeCoste and others relative to the hiring preferences for veterans and surviving children of police officers and fire fighters who died in the line of duty.  Public Service.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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

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An Act protecting veterans and children of those officers and firefighters that gave their last full measure.

 

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 51 of chapter 31 of the 2016 Official Edition of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a city or town must maintain in perpetuity the hiring preferences for veterans and surviving children of police officers and fire fighters who have died in the line of duty for all positions that become exempt from the provisions of this chapter; provided further that no such exemption may apply to this paragraph.

SECTION 2. Section 6 of said chapter 31 is amended by adding the following paragraph:-

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no applicant for an appointment to a position identified in this chapter may be rejected from such position without a written letter explaining the reasons for being rejected.