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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3387        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2901


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Martin J. Walsh


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 Inflammatory Breast Cancer Awareness Day.






Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth

Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Eugene L. O'Flaherty

2nd Suffolk

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Michael F. Rush

Norfolk and Suffolk

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

Paul J. Donato

35th Middlesex

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

Robert M. Koczera

11th Bristol

William M. Straus

10th Bristol

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3387        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2901

By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2901) of Martin J. Walsh and others for the issuance of an annual proclamation by the Governor designating October 18 as inflammatory breast cancer awareness day.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act designating Inflammatory Breast Cancer Awareness Day.


              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.  Chapter 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 15RRRRR, the following section:—

              Section 15SSSSS. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart October 18 as Inflammatory Breast Cancer Awareness Day to raise awareness of the occurrence of inflammatory breast cancer and to encourage regular testing for inflammatory breast cancer amongst all citizens of the commonwealth and recommending that the day be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.

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