HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2448        FILED ON: 1/14/2009

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Nine



An Act providing for the protection and care of certain children..


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 23A of Chapter 119 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “child”, in line 11, the following words: -- ; provided, however, that every effort shall be made to keep infants of twelve months or less born to incarcerated mothers with their mothers.  If it is not possible for the child to remain with the mother, the care of the child will be taken care of through other arrangements.