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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 94         FILED ON: 1/11/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 927

 

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 establishing the Worcester County Commission on the Status of Women.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Harriette L. Chandler

First Worcester

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Jennifer L. Flanagan

Worcester and Middlesex

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Gale D. Candaras

First Hampden and Hampshire

Jonathan D. Zlotnik

2nd Worcester

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

John J. Binienda

17th Worcester

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 94        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 927

By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 927) of Harriette L. Chandler, Mary S. Keefe, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Anne M. Gobi and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the Worcester County Commission on the Status of Women.  Municipalities and Regional Government. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 2099 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act establishing the Worcester County Commission on the Status of Women.
 

              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. There is established a permanent commission on the status of women in Worcester county consisting of 9 persons who are to be appointed by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women. The commission shall conduct an ongoing study of all matters concerning women in Worcester county. The commission shall report their findings to the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women annually, on or before June 2, and recommend solutions to the problems facing the women of Worcester county. The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women shall make such appointments to the Worcester commission from a pool of applicants who reside in Worcester county. (1) Members shall serve a term of 3 years and until their successors are appointed. Commissioners may be reappointed for 2 consecutive terms. After the completion of 2 consecutive terms, former commissioners may reapply to serve on the commission after a year has passed since their last term. The initial members of the Worcester County Commission on the Status of Women shall be appointed for the following terms: 3 members for a term of one year, 3 members for a term of two years, and 3 members for a term of 3 years. (2) Vacancies in the membership of the commission shall be filled by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women for the balance of the unexpired term. (3) Appointments by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women to the Worcester County Commission on the Status of Women shall be made in consultation with women's organizations. Nominations shall be solicited between August 1 and September 16 of each year through an open application that is widely distributed throughout Worcester county. Members of the commission should be diverse and represent different towns and municipalities in Worcester county. (4) Members shall serve on the commission as volunteers and will not be compensated. (5) The commission shall elect from among its members a chair, a vice chair, a treasurer and any other officers it deems necessary.

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