SECTION 1. Section 7 of chapter 209A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at line 45, after the first sentence in the fifth paragraph, the following:-
Whoever violates such order or a protection order issued by another jurisdiction after having previously been convicted of violating an order issued pursuant to chapter 209A or a protection order issued by another jurisdiction, or after having previously been convicted pursuant to section 13A(b)(iii) or section 43(b) of chapter 265, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than five years or imprisonment in the house of correction for not more than two and one-half years.
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