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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 438         FILED ON: 1/14/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 479

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Elizabeth A. Poirier

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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 providing visitation rights for great grandparents.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Paul J. Donato

35th Middlesex

Robert L. Hedlund

 

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 438        FILED ON: 1/14/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 479

By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 479) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to provide visitation rights for great grandparents.  The Judiciary.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 4202 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act providing visitation rights for great grandparents.
 

              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 23 of chapter 119 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “grandparents” in lines 34, 40, 44 and 45, in each instance, the words:- and great grandparents.

              SECTION 2.  Section 26 of said chapter 119, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “grandparents” in lines 92, 98, 101 and 102, in each instance, the words:- and great grandparents.

              SECTION 3.  Section 39D of said chapter 119, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “grandparents”, in lines 17 and 19, in each instance, the words:- and great grandparents.

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