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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4124        FILED ON: 11/8/2011

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Shaunna O'Connell


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 Disposition of Veterans' Remains.






Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

Daniel K. Webster

6th Plymouth

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Paul Adams

17th Essex

Richard Bastien

2nd Worcester

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Gale D. Candaras


Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Peter J. Durant

6th Worcester

John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Patricia D. Jehlen


Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Steven L. Levy

4th Middlesex

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Marc R. Pacheco


Paul A. Schmid, III

8th Bristol

Bruce E. Tarr


Walter F. Timilty

7th Norfolk

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

Commander James Follis

Disabled American Veterans,
67 Myrtle St.,
Malden, MA 02149

Commander LeRoy Crossman

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 57,
Commander LeRoy Crossman
P.O. Box 57
Taunton, MA. 02780

Golden Rodent (Commander) Paul Waldron

National Order of Trench Rats Dugout 622,
105 Carl Avenue
Brockton, MA. 02302

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4124        FILED ON: 11/8/2011

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By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shaunna L. O'Connell and others relative to the disposition of veterans' remains.  Veterans and Federal Affairs. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act Relative to the Disposition of Veterans' Remains.


              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 46A of Chapter 114 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, in line 6, after the word “permit,” the following words:-

              “and the veterans’ agent, appointed under section three of chapter one hundred and fifteen,”.

              SECTION 2. Section 46A of Chapter 114 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking, in line 14, the words “board, body, or person” and inserting in the place thereof, the following:- “veterans’ agent”.

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