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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1006         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1365

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Anne M. Gobi, (BY REQUEST)

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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 unmarried couples.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Colby Taylor

P.O. Box 280 West Brookfield MA 01585


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1006        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1365

By Ms. Gobi of Spencer (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1365) of Colby Taylor relative to the estates of certain unmarried persons who live together.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to unmarried couples.
 

              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: Chapter 207 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition,  is hereby amended by adding the following new section:—

              Section 59.  For purposes of the inheritance of benefits, pension plans, social security or any other asset, an unmarried couple who live together with children or an unmarried couple without children and live together for no less than 10 years, shall be entitled to the others aforementioned benefits and assets upon the death of said man or woman.  

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