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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 142         FILED ON: 1/18/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1285

 

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 relative to age restrictions for veterans applying to be police officers and firefighters..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex, Suffolk, and Essex

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex and Middlesex

Karen E. Spilka

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 142        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1285

By Mr. DiDomenico, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1285) of Spilka, McGee, Stanley and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to age restrictions for veterans applying to be police officers and firefighters [Joint Committee on Public Service].

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1065 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 age restrictions for veterans applying to be police officers and firefighters..
 

              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 58A of Chapter 31 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the section in its entirety and inserting in its place thereof the following section:-

              Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, in any city, town or district that accepts this section, no person shall be eligible to have his name certified for original appointment to the position of firefighter or police officer if such person has reached his thirty-second birthday on the date of the entrance examination.

              Notwithstanding the first sentence, a veteran who has not exceeded the maximum age set forth in 10 U.S.C. 505(a) for original enlistment in the Armed Forces of the United States shall be exempt from the age restriction imposed by this section.

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