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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2143         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2314

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Robert F. Fennell

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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 homeless shelters in the Commonwealth.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Robert F. Fennell

10th Essex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2143        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2314

By Mr. Fennell of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2314) of Robert F. Fennell and Kay Khan relative to alcohol and drug abuse by residents of homeless shelters in the Commonwealth.  Mental Health and Substance Abuse. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1929 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 homeless shelters in the Commonwealth.
 

              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 2 of Chapter 270 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following:-

              Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, shelters, lodging houses, and facilities housing the homeless shall prohibit the consumption of alcohol or any narcotic on the facility grounds. In addition, each shelter or lodging house, as defined, shall also make available to its residents an alcohol and drug abuse program, to be administered by said facility in conjunction with the state department of Public Health. 

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