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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1238        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 73


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Jennifer E. Benson


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 regarding spouses as caregivers.






Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

Christopher G. Fallon

33rd Middlesex

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Dennis A. Rosa

4th Worcester

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Stephen Kulik

1st Franklin

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

William C. Galvin

6th Norfolk

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1238        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 73

By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 73) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers.  Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 46 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act regarding spouses as caregivers.


              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 9 of Chapter 118E is hereby amended by adding in the second sentence of the second paragraph, after the words “requirements for Title XIX” the following new language:--

              “Any program of home and community based services funded pursuant to the provisions of this chapter or pursuant to the provisions of chapter one hundred and eighteen G, in which family members are permitted to serve as paid caregivers, shall include spouses within the definition of family member.”             

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