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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1434        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3116


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Jerald A. Parisella


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 increasing access to medical care for veterans.






Jerald A. Parisella

6th Essex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Marcos A. Devers

16th Essex

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

John D. Keenan

7th Essex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Paul A. Schmid, III

8th Bristol

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1434        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3116

By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3116) of Jerald A. Parisella and others for legislation to authorize certain veterans to use facilities of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and regional transit authorities without cost to such veterans.  Transportation. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 2656 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act increasing access to medical care for 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 5 of Chapter 161A of the General Laws is hereby 2 amended by adding at the end thereof the following paragraph:— (s) The authority and any regional or local transportation authority in the Commonwealth shall permit any veteran, as certified by the United States Department of Defense, to use commuter rail, subway, bus, shuttle and boat services at no cost to said veteran; provided that said veteran is utilizing transportation to travel to or from a Veterans Administration hospital for medical care; and provided further, that said veteran presents proof of a medical appointment on the date of travel in the form of a notice from the Veterans Administration indicating the veteran’s name and the date and location of said appointment.              

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