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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2013         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2106


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Marc T. Lombardo


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 telative to tuition for U.S. veterans.






Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Richard Bastien

2nd Worcester

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Steven L. Levy

4th Middlesex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2013        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2106

By Mr. Lombardo of Billerica, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2106) of Marc T. Lombardo and others relative to residency requirements of veterans of the United States armed services for public higher education tuition benefits.  Higher Education.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act telative to tuition for U.S. 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 9 of Chapter 15A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “tuition;” in line 128, the following words:-

              “provided, however, that any veteran of the United States armed services shall be considered Massachusetts residents for the purpose of admission and tuition expenses for any Massachusetts state college, community college, or state university under the following conditions: the veteran was honorably discharged from the U.S. armed services after at least one year of active service, excluding time spent at a military service academy; the veteran designates Massachusetts as his/her intended domicile, moves to Massachusetts for the purpose of establishing residency, and successfully establishes residency in Massachusetts within one year of matriculation in a Massachusetts public institution of higher learning;”

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