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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 682         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 878

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bruce E. Tarr

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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 appropriate use of public funds..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bruce E. Tarr

 

Michael R. Knapik

 

Robert L. Hedlund

 

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex

Richard T. Moore

 

James E. Timilty

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 682        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 878

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 878) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to the appropriate use of public funds.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1812 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 appropriate use of public funds..
 

              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. Chapter 29 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end the following additional section:-

              “Section 72. Services Provided by the Department of Corrections and Municipal Jails

              No public funds shall be expended for the purpose of sex reassignment surgery for any person in the custody of any jail or prison in the commonwealth.

              No public funds shall be expended for the purpose of laser hair removal for any person in the custody of any jail or prison in the commonwealth.

              No public funds shall be expended for the purpose of hormone replacement therapy for any person in the custody of any jail or prison in the commonwealth except for a use, prescribed by a physician, other than preparation for sex reassignment surgery.

              If any provision of this chapter or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the other provisions or applications of the chapter which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this chapter are declared to be severable.”

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