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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 97         FILED ON: 1/10/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 902

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John J. Binienda

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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 relative to establishing a fund for 'Prevent Blindness Massachusetts'..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John J. Binienda

17th Worcester

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

Harriette L. Chandler

 

Michael O. Moore

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 97        FILED ON: 1/10/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 902

By Mr. Binienda of Worcester, petition (accompanied by [legType], House, No. 00902) of John J. Binienda and others for legislation to establish a prevent blindness fund through the office of the Registrar of Motor Vehicles. Joint Committee on Transportation.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3169 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to establishing a fund for 'Prevent Blindness Massachusetts'..
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 8E the following new section:—         Section 8E½. The application form for a renewal issuance or renewal extension shall include language permitting a voluntary contribution of $1 or more per applicant, to be quarterly distributed by the registrar to Prevent Blindness Massachusetts, a not-for-profit organization, to prevent blindness and preserve the sight of residents of this state. A statement providing an explanation of the purpose of the funds shall be included with the application form.            Prior to the registrar distributing funds collected pursuant to paragraph 8E½, Prevent Blindness Massachusetts must submit a report to the registrar that identifies how such funds were used during the preceding year.

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