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SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2071


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts




Senate, March 27, 2014.

BILL #:  S1563

BILL STATUS:  Place in the OD with Recommended Amendment





For the committee,


SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2071

The committee on Ethics and Rules, to whom was referred the Senate Bill to create an annual Service and Volunteerism Day (Senate, No. 1563); reports, the accompanying bill of the same title (Senate, No. 2071).


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Fourteen



An Act to create an annual Service and Volunteerism Day .


              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 is hereby amended by inserting after section 15RRRRR, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition,  the following section:-

              Section SSSSS. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart the second Thursday in April, or such other Thursday if in conjunction with a federally recognized National Volunteer Week, as Massachusetts Service and Volunteerism Day, to honor and recognize the important contributions made by commonwealth corps members and volunteers in the commonwealth, and recommending that it be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.


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