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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 388         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 906

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Steven A. Tolman

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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 humanist marriage officiants..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Steven A. Tolman

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 388        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 906

By Mr. Tolman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 906) of Steven A. Tolman for legislation relative to humanist marriage officiants.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1840 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 humanist marriage officiants..
 

              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.  Chapter 207, Section 38 of the 2004 Official Edition of the General Laws is hereby amended in line 19 by inserting after the first semicolon the following:- A Humanist Celebrant, Humanist Chaplain, Humanist Minister, or other person permitted to perform marriages by the American Humanist Association, if such Celebrant, Chaplain, Minister, or other person is recognized by the Humanist Association of Massachusetts as being duly certified by, and in good standing with, the American Humanist Association and;

                              Chapter 207, Section 39 of the 2004 Official Edition of the General Laws is hereby amended in line 21 by inserting after the semicolon the following:-  A Humanist Celebrant, Humanist Chaplain, Humanist Minister, or other person permitted to perform marriages by the American Humanist Association, if such Celebrant, Chaplain, Minister, or other person is duly certified by, in good standing with, the American Humanist Association and;

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