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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4252         FILED ON: 1/27/2012

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Martin J. Walsh

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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 Designating the Second Week of May as Williams Syndrome Awareness Day.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Kathi-Anne Reinstein

16th Suffolk

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

David B. Sullivan

6th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4252        FILED ON: 1/27/2012

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By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Martin J. Walsh and others for legislation to designate the second week of May as Williams Syndrome awareness week.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Twelve

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An Act Designating the Second Week of May as Williams Syndrome Awareness 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 15OOOOO the following section:—

              15QQQQQ. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart the second week of May as Williams Syndrome Awareness Week, to observe this rare genetic condition that is present at birth, effects more than 25,000 individuals in the United States and is characterized by lifelong medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities and recommending that said day be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.

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