SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1057        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2160

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Sal N. DiDomenico

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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:

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

 



SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1057        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2160

By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2160) of Sal N. DiDomenico for legislation to defining "Gold Star families".  Veterans and Federal Affairs.

 

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 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting the following definitions under the forty third definition:-

"Gold Star parent" shall mean 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.