Amendment #854 to H3600

Veterans' Bonus

Representatives Lawn of Watertown, Ayers of Quincy, O'Connell of Taunton, Puppolo of Springfield, Garry of Dracut, Cahill of Lynn, Decker of Cambridge, Velis of Westfield, D'Emilia of Bridgewater and Naughton of Clinton move to amend the bill by adding the following section:

"SECTION X.  Section 16 of chapter 130 of the acts of 2005 is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

“Upon application, as provided in this section, there shall be allowed and paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth without appropriation to each person, who shall have served in the armed forces of the United States in active service as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation Freedom Sentinel, or any successor or related operation, who was discharged or released under honorable conditions for such service, the sums specified in this section; if the domicile of every person on account of whose service the application is filed, shall have been in the commonwealth for a period of not less than 6 months before the time of their entry into the service.

SECTION X.  Said section 16 of chapter 130 of the acts of 2005 is hereby further amended by striking subsections (1) and (2) and inserting in place thereof the following subsections:-

(1) $1,000 to each such veteran who performed active service outside of the continental limits of the United States for which the veteran qualified for hostile fire or imminent danger pay as determined by the United States Department of Defense .

(2) $500 to each such veteran who performed active duty within the continental limits of the United States or outside the continental limits of the United States but did not qualify for hostile fire or imminent danger pay as determined by the United States Department of Defense for a period of 6 months or more.".

 


Amendment #854 to H3600

Veterans' Bonus

Representative:

James Arciero