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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2437        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2103


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Bradley H. Jones, Jr.


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 Education of Massachusetts Veterans..






Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Richard Bastien

2nd Worcester

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2437        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2103

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2103) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to tuition waivers for veterans.  Higher Education.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act Relative to the Education of Massachusetts 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 19 of Chapter 15A of the General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter 189 of the Acts of 2010, is hereby amended by inserting after the third paragraph, the following new paragraph:-

              “Such guidelines shall provide tuition and fee waivers for veterans of Massachusetts, as defined in clause 43 of section 7 of chapter 4 of the General Laws, and active duty servicepersons who are permanent and legal residents of Massachusetts attending any Massachusetts state college, community college, or state university. The Commonwealth, not the institutions of public higher education, shall bear the cost of such tuition and fee waivers for Massachusetts veterans and active duty servicepersons.”

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