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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4293         FILED ON: 2/28/2012

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4007

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul Brodeur and Jerald A. Parisella

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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 reducing barriers to employment for returning armed forces members.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex

Jerald A. Parisella

6th Essex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

Richard Bastien

2nd Worcester

David B. Sullivan

6th Bristol

Michael F. Kane

5th Hampden

Jason M. Lewis

31st Middlesex

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Christopher M. Markey

9th Bristol

Paul A. Schmid, III

8th Bristol

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

William M. Straus

10th Bristol

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Paul Adams

17th Essex

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Mark J. Cusack

5th Norfolk

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

John J. Mahoney

13th Worcester

James Arciero

2nd Middlesex

Michael J. Finn

6th Hampden

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Anthony W. Petruccelli

 

James E. Timilty

 

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

John D. Keenan

7th Essex

Dennis A. Rosa

4th Worcester

Susan C. Fargo

 

Daniel A. Wolf

 

Katherine M. Clark

Middlesex and Essex

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4293        FILED ON: 2/28/2012

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4007

By Messrs. Brodeur of Melrose and Parisella,  a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, House, No. [BILL NUMBER]) of Paul Brodeur and others relative to employment for members of the armed forces returning from active duty.  House Rules. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Twelve

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An act reducing barriers to employment for returning armed forces members.
 

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

              Global fee waiver of any fee under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Administration and Finance:

              SECTION 1. Section 3B of chapter 7 of the General laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “function”, in line 39, the following words:- ; provided, that the secretary of administration shall provide for a waiver of payment of any such amount constituting an entry fee for any board of registration and examination under the general laws or for other professional licensure for any veteran as defined by clause Forty-third of section 4 of chapter 7; provided, that such veteran make application for waiver within 1 year following completion of service in the war, emergency, or contingency or armed forces personnel who have been called to active duty for more than 120 days for the purpose of serving in a war, emergency, or contingency; provided, however, that such waiver shall not include any board listed in subsection (a) of section 9 of chapter 13; and.

              Apprentice ID Card application and renewal fee:

              SECTION 2. Section 11W of chapter 23 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “director”, in line 6, the following words:- ; provided, however, that such fee shall be waived for any veteran as defined by clause Forty-third of section 4 of chapter 7; provided, that such veteran make application for waiver within 1 year following completion of service in the war, emergency, or contingency or armed forces personnel who have been called to active duty for more than 120 days for the purpose of serving in a war, emergency, or contingency.

              SECTION 3. Said section 11W of said chapter 23, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “sponsor”, in line 9, the following words:- ; provided, however, that such fee shall be waived for any veteran as defined by clause Forty-third of section 4 of chapter 7; provided, that such veteran make application for waiver within 1 year following completion of service in the war, emergency, or contingency or armed forces personnel who have been called to active duty for more than 120 days for the purpose of serving in a war, emergency, or contingency.

              Waiver for those fees not under the Executive’s discretion:

              SECTION 4. Chapter 112 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 65, the following section:-

              Section 65A. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 3B of chapter 7, each board that regulates persons licensed, certified, or registered pursuant to subsection (b) of section 9 of chapter 13 or any such implementing provision in this chapter applicable to such board of registration and examination shall exempt such licensed, certified, or registered individuals who are veteran as defined by clause Forty-third of section 4 of chapter 7; provided, that such veteran make application for waiver within 1 year following completion of service in the war, emergency, or contingency or armed forces personnel who have been called to active duty for more than 120 days for the purpose of serving in a war, emergency, or contingency from the payment of any professional or occupational license, certification, or registration fees, including renewal fees, and from any continuing education or professional competency requirements for a renewal cycle that falls within the period of service or within the 6 months following completion of service in the war, emergency, or contingency. Veterans or aArmed forces personnel who have been called to active duty for more than 120 days for the purpose of serving in a war,

              emergency, or contingency that are applying for a license, certification, or registration for the first time shall be exempt from the initial licensing fee provided that they make application within 1 year following completion of service in the war, emergency, or contingency.

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