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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2460         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3036

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and Viriato Manuel deMacedo

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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 the simplification of paperwork for citizens.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Steven L. Levy

4th Middlesex

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Paul Adams

17th Essex

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2460        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3036

By Messrs. Jones of North Reading and deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3036) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Viriato Manuel deMacedo and others for legislation to establish uniform standards for the filing of certain forms with agencies of the Commonwealth.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2998 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to the simplification of paperwork for citizens.
 

              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.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the governor shall ensure that the secretaries of the various departments and executive offices of the commonwealth promulgate standards requiring all forms for services, licenses, and applications to be as uniform as reasonably possible.  Each document shall have a uniform layout and font for the general information needed on each form, including but not limited to: name, date of birth, address, telephone number, and sex. Such documents shall be made available electronically whenever reasonably possible.

              SECTION 2. This act shall become effective July 1, 2012.

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