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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1076         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1832


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Richard J. Ross


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 veterans.






Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Michael R. Knapik


Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Bruce E. Tarr


Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1076        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1832

By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1832) of Richard J. Ross, George T. Ross, James J. Dwyer, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to exempt veterans from the payment of fees for use of recreational facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department of Conservation and Recreation.  Veterans and Federal Affairs. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 3394 OF 2009-2010.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to veterans.

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

              Chapter 21 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, after section 3E, the following section:- Veterans, as defined by clause 43, section 7 of chapter 4, shall not be required to pay charges and fees, including day-use parking fees and recreation visitor fees, for entrance to public forest lands and public beaches under the control and care of the department of conservation and recreation.

              Section 2D of chapter 132A is hereby amended by striking out, in line 16, the words “disabled veteran” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- Veterans, as defined by clause 43, section 7 of chapter 4.

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