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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2440        FILED ON: 1/12/2009

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 402


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Mary E. Grant


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 passage of the accompanying bill:

An Act establishing a health education program in the public schools.

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Mary E. Grant

6th Essex

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Barbara A. L'Italien

18th Essex

Cynthia Stone Creem

First Middlesex and Norfolk

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

John D. Keenan

7th Essex

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Lori Ehrlich

8th Essex

Steven J. D'Amico

4th Bristol

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand and Nine



An Act establishing a health education program in the public schools.


              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 1D of chapter 69 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “English”, in line 6, the words:— health education.

SECTION 2.               Section 1 of chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby amend ed in the fifth sentence by inserting after the words “emotional development”, in line 19, the words:— mental health; and inserting at the end of that sentence, “and shall include current public health issues as identified by the department of public healt h”.              

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