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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 173         FILED ON: 1/11/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 971


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Thomas M. Stanley


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 for veterans hunting and fishing licenses.






Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Richard Bastien

2nd Worcester

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

James E. Timilty


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 173        FILED ON: 1/11/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 971

By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 971) of Thomas M. Stanley and others for legislation to exempt veterans from the payment of hunting and fishing license fees.  Veterans and Federal Affairs. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 3402 OF 2009-2010.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act for veterans hunting and fishing licenses.

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

              Section 11 of chapter 131 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the fifth paragraph the following paragraph:-

              Notwithstanding  the foregoing, no fee shall be charged for any license issued hereunder to a veteran, as  defined in clause forty-three of section 7 of chapter 4 and whose last discharge or release from the armed forces of the United States was under honorable conditions and who is a resident of the commonwealth.  The commonwealth shall bear the cost of such waivers, not the department.

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