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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 505         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1820

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John Hart, Jr.

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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 veteran discrimination..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John Hart, Jr.

 

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex, Suffolk, and Essex

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 505        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1820

By Mr. Hart, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1820) of Rogers, DiDomenico and Hart for legislation relative to veteran’s discrimination       [Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs].

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1996 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 veteran discrimination..
 

              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 4 of chapter 151B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after subsection 1c the following section:

              D. For an employer, by himself or his agent, because an individual is a veteran to refuse to hire or employ or to bar or to discharge from employment such individual or to discriminate against such individual in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification.

              For the purposes of this subsection, a veteran shall be an individual who served not less than 180 days of active service in any branch of the military.

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