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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3192         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2882

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John W. Scibak

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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 PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

John D. Keenan

7th Essex

Stanley C. Rosenberg

Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Garrett J. Bradley

3rd Plymouth

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Walter F. Timilty

7th Norfolk

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

Rhonda Nyman

5th Plymouth

Karen E. Spilka

Second Middlesex and Norfolk

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Steven M. Walsh

11th Essex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3192        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2882

By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2882) of John W. Scibak and others for the annual proclamation by the Governor setting apart May 4th as PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day, to raise awareness of the occurrence of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act designating PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day.
 

              Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day on May 4th, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
 

              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, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after section 15RRRRR, as amended by chapter 276 of the acts of 2012, the following section:-

Section 15SSSSS. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart May 4th as PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day, to raise awareness of the occurrence of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome and recommending that the day be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.

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