HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1631        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3597

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Daniel Cullinane

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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 eliminating discrimination in blood donations.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Daniel Cullinane

12th Suffolk

1/19/2017

Daniel M. Donahue

16th Worcester

 

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

 

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

 

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

 

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

 

Daniel J. Hunt

13th Suffolk

 

Linda Dorcena Forry

First Suffolk

 

Christine P. Barber

34th Middlesex

 

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

 

Daniel J. Ryan

2nd Suffolk

 

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

 

Julian Cyr

Cape and Islands

 

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1631        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3597

By Mr. Cullinane of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3597) of Daniel Cullinane and others relative to discrimination in blood donations.  Public Health.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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

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An Act relative to eliminating discrimination in blood donations.

 

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

Chapter 111 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

Section 237. Any person that maintains blood donor facilities or provides blood donation services to the public shall not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender or sexual orientation; provided, however that such person may require proof of a negative human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test result prior to accepting blood donations.  Upon providing such proof a donor shall be allowed to donate blood.  For the purposes of this section the term “blood donation” shall mean whole blood donation, platelet donation or plasma donation.