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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3615         FILED ON: 4/29/2013

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Claire D. Cronin and Thomas P. Kennedy

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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 providing for home modifications and moving expenses for certain victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Claire D. Cronin

11th Plymouth

Thomas P. Kennedy

Second Plymouth and Bristol

Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Harold P. Naughton, Jr.

12th Worcester

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Walter F. Timilty

7th Norfolk

Christopher M. Markey

9th Bristol

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

Robert M. Koczera

11th Bristol

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

James E. Timilty

Bristol and Norfolk

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex

Jeffrey N. Roy

10th Norfolk

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

John J. Binienda

17th Worcester

Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

Sonia Chang-Diaz

Second Suffolk

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Brian R. Mannal

2nd Barnstable

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex

Leonard Mirra

2nd Essex

Mark C. Montigny

Second Bristol and Plymouth

Frank A. Moran

17th Essex

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

Michael F. Rush

Norfolk and Suffolk

Karen E. Spilka

Second Middlesex and Norfolk

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Barry R. Finegold

Second Essex and Middlesex

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Katherine M. Clark

Fifth Middlesex

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Peter J. Durant

6th Worcester

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Brian A. Joyce

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Kathleen O'Connor Ives

First Essex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3615        FILED ON: 4/29/2013

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By Representative Cronin of Easton and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Claire D. Cronin, Thomas Kennedy and others relative to providing for home modifications and moving expenses for certain victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.  Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act providing for home modifications and moving expenses for certain victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
 

              Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith benefits to certain victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience., 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:
 

              Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a person who has either: (1) lost a limb or limbs or (2) lost the use of a limb or limbs, as a result of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013 shall receive benefits for the purpose of home modification or moving expenses to suitably accessible housing . This benefit shall be used to provide any modification, including but not limited to special fixtures or movable facilities, moving expenses to obtain suitable alternative housing, made necessary by the nature of the person's disability. Said benefit shall, subject to appropriation, be available either for the modification of the dwelling unit in which such person resides or for moving expenses to suitable housing and shall not exceed $10,000.

              The secretary of administration and finance shall promulgate rules and regulations necessary for the identification of eligible victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and the awarding of home modification or relocation benefits.

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