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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2595         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3348

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Sean Garballey

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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 college tuition and fees for veterans.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Jason Lewis

 

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex

Jonathan D. Zlotnik

2nd Worcester

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

Gale D. Candaras

First Hampden and Hampshire

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Dennis A. Rosa

4th Worcester

Katherine M. Clark

Fifth Middlesex

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Claire D. Cronin

11th Plymouth

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

Linda Campbell

15th Essex

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2595        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3348

By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3348) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to provide higher education tuition and fee waivers for certain veterans.  Higher Education. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to college tuition and fees 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 1. Section 10 of chapter 15A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “meanings,” in line 2, the following definition:-

              “Combat Veteran”, a veteran whose service includes: 1) receipt of an expeditionary medal or other department of defense authorized combat-related medal; 2) service in a location designated by an executive order as a combat zone; 3) service in a qualified hazardous duty area as defined by federal statute that deems such service by a member of the armed forces to be the equivalent of service in a combat zone for pay or a tax-related purpose; 4) receipt of department of defense hostile fire or imminent danger pay for serving in the area subject to hostilities; or 5) other factor as may be defined in policy and regulation by the secretary of veterans affairs.

              SECTION 2. Section 19 of said chapter 15A of the General Laws, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “members,” in line 17, the following paragraph:-

              Such guidelines shall provide tuition and fee waivers for combat veterans and the children of combat veterans who were killed during service. The commonwealth, not the institutions of public higher education, shall bear the cost of such tuition and fee waivers for combat members and the children of combat members who were killed while serving in the military.

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