SENATE DOCKET, NO. 789        FILED ON: 1/13/2009

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 754



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Nine



An Act amending the duration of commitment of alcoholics and substance abusers..


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. Chapter 123 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2002 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the words “not to exceed thirty” from line 37 - 38 and inserting the words “the minimum of which shall be thirty days and the maximum of which shall be ninety days; a review of the necessity of said commitment shall take place on day forty-five, day sixty and day seventy-five as long as the commitment continues”.