SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1018        FILED ON: 1/16/2019

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1006

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Patrick M. O'Connor

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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 crimes against police officers.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Patrick M. O'Connor

Plymouth and Norfolk

 



SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1018        FILED ON: 1/16/2019

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1006

By Mr. O'Connor, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1006) of Patrick M. O'Connor for legislation relative to crimes against police officers.  The Judiciary.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act relative to crimes against police officers.

 

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 39 of Chapter 265 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 4 and 5, the words “or disability” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- disability or employment as a police officer.

SECTION 2. Subsection (a) of said Section 39 of Chapter 265, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following sentence:- For the purposes of this section, the term “police officer” shall mean any officer of a county, municipal or campus police department, the office of environmental law enforcement, the department of the state police, or the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police department.