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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.2326 190th (2017 - 2018)

An Act relative to veterans' benefits, rights, appreciation, validation and enforcement

SENATE, Friday, March 9, 2018 - The committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2026) of Michael F. Rush, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Chynah Tyler, Edward F. Coppinger and other members of the General Court for legislation to update veterans’ burial expenses; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2027) of Michael F. Rush, William M. Straus, Paul McMurtry, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect veterans’ military medical and service records; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2029) of Michael F. Rush, John C. Velis, Paul R. Heroux, Kate Hogan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to paid military leave; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2030) of Michael F. Rush, Jerald A. Parisella, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect medically needy veterans; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1212) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to emergency medical technician certification of veterans and military medics; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1921) of James Arciero and others for legislation to exempt Gold Star annuity payments issued by the Commonwealth from being declared as income; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1941) of Todd M. Smola and Elizabeth A. Poirier relative to emergency medical transportation provided to veterans; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1942) of Thomas M. Stanley and others relative to the payment of certain burial expenses for veterans; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1943) of Chynah Tyler and others relative to burial expenses for veterans; and (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2765) of Diana DiZoglio and others relative to emergency medical services for veterans,- reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2326).

Bill Information

Sponsor:
Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide benefits to certain veterans and servicemembers, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Bill History

Displaying 8 actions for Bill S.2326
Date Branch Action
3/9/2018 Senate Referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means
4/19/2018 Senate Committee recommended ought to pass with an amendment, substituting therefor a new draft, see S2454
4/19/2018 Senate Order relative to subject matter adopted
4/19/2018 Senate Placed in the Orders of the Day for Thursday, April 26, 2018
4/26/2018 Senate Read second
4/26/2018 Senate Postponed to the next session
5/3/2018 Senate New draft substituted, see S2454
5/8/2018 Senate Amendment (as recommended by the committee on Senate Ways and Means) adopted

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