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Chapter 461 AN ACT INCREASING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE PERMANENT COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN.

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. Section 69 (a) of chapter 3 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 2, the figure “11” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 15.

SECTION 2. Subsection (a) of said section 69 of said chapter 3, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 6 to 10, inclusive, the words “1 person appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; 1 person appointed by the house minority leader; 1 person appointed by the president of the senate; 1 person appointed by the senate minority leader; and 1 person appointed by the attorney general” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- 2 persons appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, 1 of whom shall be a member of the house; 1 person appointed by the house minority leader; 2 persons appointed by the president of the senate, 1 of whom shall be a member of the senate; 1 person appointed by the senate minority leader; 1 person appointed by the attorney general; 1 person appointed by the chief justice of the probate and family court who shall have a demonstrated commitment to the rearing of grandchildren by grandparents; and 1 person to be appointed by the chief justice of the juvenile court who shall have a demonstrated commitment to the rearing of grandchildren by grandparents.

Approved, January 10, 2013.


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