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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1459         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 961

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Rhonda Nyman

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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 waiving bank fees for the disabled.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Rhonda Nyman

5th Plymouth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1459        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 961

By Mrs. Nyman of Hanover, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 961) of Rhonda Nyman for legislation to waive bank fees for disabled persons.  Financial Services. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act waiving bank fees for the disabled.
 

              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 2 of chapter 167D of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 official edition, is hereby amended by inserting, in line 11, after the words, “age or older” the following words:- or a handicapped person as defined in subsection 17 of section 1 of chapter 151B.

              SECTION 2. Said section 2 of said chapter 167D is further amended, in line 26, by inserting after the words “or older” the following words:- or is a handicapped person as defined in said subsection 17 of said section 1 of said chapter 151B.

              SECTION 3. Said section 2 of said chapter 167D is further amended, in line 27, by inserting after the words “in a form acceptable to the bank.”  the following sentences:- A handicapped consumer shall notify the bank of his eligibility for such account and confirm such handicap by providing a signed letter written by the individual’s physician. The disclosure of this letter by the bank to any persons other than the individual or his guardian and the commissioner of banks or his examiners under section 2 of chapter 167, is prohibited.

              SECTION 4. Said section 2 of said chapter 167D is further amended, in line 40, by inserting after the words “age or older.” the following words:- ,or a handicapped person as defined in said subsection 17 of said section 1 of said chapter 151B.

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