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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1250         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1072

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Marc T. Lombardo

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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 tuition for U.S. veterans.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1250        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1072

By Mr. Lombardo of Billerica, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1072) of Marc T. Lombardo relative to residency requirements of veterans of the United States armed services for public higher education tuition benefits.  Higher Education. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2106 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to tuition for U.S. veterans.
 

              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 15A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “tuition;” in line 128, the following words:-

              “provided, however, that any veteran of the United States armed services shall be considered Massachusetts residents for the purpose of admission and tuition expenses for any Massachusetts state college, community college, or state university under the following conditions: the veteran was honorably discharged from the U.S. armed services after at least one year of active service, excluding time spent at a military service academy; the veteran designates Massachusetts as his/her intended domicile, moves to Massachusetts for the purpose of establishing residency, and successfully establishes residency in Massachusetts within one year of matriculation in a Massachusetts public institution of higher learning;”

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