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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1620         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2774

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Brian M. Ashe

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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 designating the last day of February as Rare Disease Day in the Commonwealth.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Robert M. Koczera

11th Bristol

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1620        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2774

By Mr. Ashe of Longmeadow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2774) of Brian M. Ashe and others for the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor designating the last day of February as Rare Disease Day.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3378 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act designating the last day of February as Rare Disease Day in the Commonwealth.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 15OOOOO, inserted by chapter 238 of the acts of 2012, the following section:—

              15PPPPP. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting aside the last day of February as Rare Disease Day recommending its observance by the public to increase public awareness of rare diseases which affect millions of Americans resulting in special challenges encountered by patients and their families as well as the impact upon medical professionals, researchers, educators and others who serve the rare disease community and recommending that said day be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.

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