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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 69         FILED ON: 1/11/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 641

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Harriette L. Chandler

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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 updating the public health laws.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Harriette L. Chandler

First Worcester

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Gale D. Candaras

First Hampden and Hampshire

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Sonia Chang-Diaz

Second Suffolk

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Kenneth J. Donnelly

Fourth Middlesex

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

James T. Welch

Hampden

Jason M. Lewis

31st Middlesex

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 69        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 641

By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 641) of Harriette L. Chandler, William N. Brownsberger, John W. Scibak, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to update public health laws.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 671 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to updating the public health laws.
 

              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 12Q of chapter 112 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph: -

              Except in an emergency requiring immediate action, no abortion may be performed under section 12L or 12M unless the written consent of the proper person has been delivered to the physician performing the abortion as set forth in section 12S.               

              SECTION 2.  Section 19 of chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

              SECTION 3.  Section 20 of said chapter 272 is hereby repealed.

              SECTION 4.  Section 21 of said chapter 272 is hereby repealed.

              SECTION 5.  Section 21A of chapter 272 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out in lines 2, 5, and 8 the word married”.             

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