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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1040         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2899

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Martin J. Walsh

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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 designating the second week of May as Williams Syndrome Awareness Week.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1040        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2899

By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2899) of Martin J. Walsh and others for legislation to designate the second week of May as Williams Syndrome awareness week.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 4078 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act designating the second week of May as Williams Syndrome Awareness Week.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 15OOOOO the following section:—

              15QQQQQ. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart the second week of May as Williams Syndrome Awareness Week, to observe this rare genetic condition that is present at birth, effects more than 25,000 individuals in the United States and is characterized by lifelong medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities and recommending that said week be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.

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