Subsection (a) of section 3 of chapter 209C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:-
No court shall make an order providing visitation rights to a parent who was convicted of rape, under sections 22 to 23B, inclusive, of chapter 265 or sections 2, 3, 4 or 17 of chapter 272, and is seeking to obtain visitation with the child who was conceived during the commission of that rape, unless a visitation or custody action is filed or initiated by the child conceived of that rape who: (i) has then reached the age of 18 or (ii) is adjudicated as emancipated from the other parent of the child.
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