HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3453        FILED ON: 1/18/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3245

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John C. Velis

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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 defining "Gold Star Families".

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John C. Velis

4th Hampden

James Arciero

2nd Middlesex

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Daniel R. Carey

2nd Hampshire

William L. Crocker, Jr.

2nd Barnstable

David F. DeCoste

5th Plymouth

Shawn Dooley

9th Norfolk

Michelle M. DuBois

10th Plymouth

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Anne M. Gobi

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex

Carlos González

10th Hampden

Stephan Hay

3rd Worcester

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Patrick Joseph Kearney

4th Plymouth

David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf

17th Worcester

Joseph D. McKenna

18th Worcester

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Mathew J. Muratore

1st Plymouth

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Norman J. Orrall

12th Bristol

David Allen Robertson

19th Middlesex

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

Alan Silvia

7th Bristol

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Michael J. Soter

8th Worcester

José F. Tosado

9th Hampden

Steven Ultrino

33rd Middlesex

Timothy R. Whelan

1st Barnstable

Bud L. Williams

11th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3453        FILED ON: 1/18/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3245

By Mr. Velis of Westfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3245) of John C. Velis and others for legislation further defining Gold Star Families.  Veterans and Federal Affairs.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3447 OF 2017-2018.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act defining "Gold Star Families".

 

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 7 of chapter 4 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting the following definitions under the forty third definition:-

Gold Star Parent, any parent of a member of the armed forces whose death occurred as a result of injury sustained, illness, or disease contracted, not due to gross negligence or misconduct of the member, during active service.

Gold Star Spouse, any spouse of a member of the armed forces whose death occurred as a result of injury sustained, illness, or disease contracted, not due to gross negligence or misconduct of the member, during active service.