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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2088        FILED ON: 9/12/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2041


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Bruce E. Tarr


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 to recognize those in military service .






Bruce E. Tarr


James E. Vallee

10th Norfolk

Michael R. Knapik


Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

Steven A. Baddour


Richard Bastien

2nd Worcester

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Linda Campbell

15th Essex

Katherine M. Clark

Middlesex and Essex

Geraldine M. Creedon

11th Plymouth

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Kenneth J. Donnelly


Peter J. Durant

6th Worcester

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Christopher G. Fallon

33rd Middlesex

Susan C. Fargo


Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

5th Essex

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Robert L. Hedlund


Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Patricia D. Jehlen


Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Michael O. Moore


Richard T. Moore


James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Kathi-Anne Reinstein

16th Suffolk

Dennis A. Rosa

4th Worcester

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Joyce A. Spiliotis

12th Essex

Karen E. Spilka


David B. Sullivan

6th Bristol

James E. Timilty


Walter F. Timilty

7th Norfolk

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

David M. Torrisi

14th Essex

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

Donald H. Wong

9th Essex

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2088        FILED ON: 9/12/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2041

By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No.                 ) of Bruce E. Tarr, James E. Vallee, Michael R. Knapik, Cory Atkins and other members of the General Court for legislation to recognize those in military service.  Transportaion.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act to recognize those in military service .


              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 7 of Chapter 4 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

              Fifty-ninth, “Active Duty” as used in Section 2 of Chapter 90 shall mean full-time duty in active military service of the army, navy, marine corps, coast guard or air force of the United States, but shall not include active duty being served for the purpose of training as a reservist in the  army national guard or air national guard.

              SECTION 2. Section 2 of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, as a new paragraph, after the word “registration.” in line 423 the following language:-

              The registrar shall furnish, upon request, to owners of private passenger motor vehicles and motorcycles who are residents of the state and serving in active duty as defined in clause Fifty-nine of section seven of chapter four and upon presentation of evidence deemed satisfactory by the registrar, a distinctive emblem to be affixed to the plate that identifies the branch of the armed services in which such owner serves. The registrar may charge a fee directly attributable to the cost of issuance of such emblem, provided however that this fee shall not exceed $35.  Any member of the armed forces who is dishonorably discharged shall return such plates to the registrar not later than thirty days after such discharge. The registrar shall not renew the license plate of a dishonorably discharged armed forces member until confirming that the distinctive emblem is not affixed to the plate.

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