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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2378         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1989


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Bradley H. Jones, Jr.


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 death certificates.






Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Donald Humason


Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2378        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1989

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1989) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to death certificates.  Public Health. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to death certificates.

              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 of chapter 46 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting in line 28 after the word “disposition.”, the following:-
If the deceased has been cremated and such remains have been buried, the death certificate shall indicate both the crematory and the place of final disposition of such cremated remains, if available.

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