SECTION 1. Section 82A of chapter 276 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the first paragraph the following paragraph:- Whoever violates this section on three on more occasions by failing to appear in court to answer for any misdemeanor offense shall be punished by a fine of not more than $50,000 and imprisonment in a state prison for not more than 5 years, or a house of correction for not more than 2 ½ years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
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