AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE MADELINE AMY SWEENEY AWARD FOR CIVILIAN BRAVERY.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following
Section 214. There shall be presented annually on September 11 an award
civilian bravery in memory of Madeline Amy Sweeney, a victim on American
Airlines Flight 11. The award shall be presented to citizens of the
commonwealth who have displayed extraordinary courage, bravery and heroism
without regard for personal safety, in an effort to save the life of another.
Nominations for the award shall be made to an award selection committee in
the Executive Office of Public Safety. The committee shall consist of the
lieutenant governor, who shall be chairperson; 6 members to be appointed by
the governor including: the surviving spouse or offspring of Madeline Amy
Sweeney, or a
designee, 2 members of the public safety community, and 3 members to include
past Sweeney award recipients; and representatives of the Massachusetts
9/11 Fund, Inc.; 2 members appointed by the speaker of the house of
representatives and 2 members appointed by the senate president.