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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1470         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1691

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard T. Moore

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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 lawful presence.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1470        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1691

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1691) of Richard T. Moore, John V. Fernandes and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to lawful presence.  Transportation. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to lawful presence.
 

              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 2 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking, in the first paragraph, the words “proof of legal residence” and inserting in place thereof the following:- “proof of lawful presence”; and

              by inserting at the end of said paragraph, the following:-

              “; provided, that proof of lawful presence shall be established only upon the presentment of a valid driver’s license or identification card issued in compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-13, 119 Stat. 302).  For the purposes of this section, the presentment of a utility bill, library card, lease, or other documents which may serve to prove residence shall not be sufficient in establishing an applicant’s lawful presence.”

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