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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3111         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3337

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

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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 the loss of state benefits.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

16th Middlesex

Kevin J. Murphy

18th Middlesex

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3111        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3337

By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3337) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to the suspension of benefits by the Department of Transitional Assistance for persons convicted of certain crimes against the person.  Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the loss of state benefits.
 

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

              An act relative to the loss of state benefits.

              Chapter 18 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

              Section 31. Any benefit provided to an individual under this chapter shall be suspended by the department should the individual receiving the benefits be convicted of 3 or more crimes against the person under chapter 265.

              Upon the suspension of benefits, the department shall hold a hearing to determine the permanent revocation of all benefits provided by this chapter. The department shall promulgate rules and regulations regarding the suspension, revocation, and reinstatement of benefits process.

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