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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 609         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1732

 

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 to allow veterans leave to attend VA medical appointments.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John Hart, Jr.

First Suffolk

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 609        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1732

By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1732) of John Hart, Jr. and Thomas J. Calter for legislation to allow veterans leave to attend VA medical appointments.  Veterans and Federal Affairs. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 2462 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to allow veterans leave to attend VA medical appointments.
 

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

              SECTION 6A.  Chapter 30 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 9H the following section: -

              Section 9H ½.  An employee of the commonwealth who is a veteran, as defined in clause Forty-third of section 7 of chapter 4, or who is a person on active service in the armed forces of the United States, as defined in said clause Forty-third of said section 7 of said chapter 4, or who is a person with a history of military service in the armed forces of the United States shall annually be permitted to take up to 40 hours of leave to attend medical appointments at a United States department of veterans affairs medical facility.

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