Amendment #14 to S.1897

Expanding CORI Open Access to Include Domestic Violence Convictions

Ms. Andrews of Orange move that the bill be amended by adding the following 3 sections:-



"Section X. Clause (4) of subsection (a) of section 172 of chapter 6 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 49 to 51, inclusive, the following words “and (iv) misdemeanor convictions for 1 year following the disposition thereof, including any period of incarceration or custody” and inserting in place thereof the following:- (iv) misdemeanor convictions for 1 year following the disposition thereof, including any period of incarceration or custody; (v) a conviction for a violation of section 7 of chapter 209A for an unlimited number of years following the disposition thereof; (vi) a conviction for a violation of section 9 of chapter 258E for an unlimited number of years following the disposition thereof; (vii) a conviction for assault and battery on a family or household member pursuant to section 13M or 13N of chapter 265 for an unlimited number of years following the disposition thereof; (viii) a conviction for strangulation or suffocation pursuant to section 15D of said chapter 265 for an unlimited number of years following the disposition thereof; (ix) and kidnapping pursuant to section 26 or 26A of said chapter 265 for an unlimited number of years following the disposition thereof.





SECTION Y. Subsection (b) of said section 172 of said chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “manslaughter,”, the second time it appears, in line 152, the following words:- , a violation of section 7 of chapter 209A, a violation of section 9 of chapter 258E, assault and battery on a family or household member pursuant to section 13M or 13N of chapter 265, strangulation or suffocation pursuant to section 15D of said chapter 265, kidnapping pursuant to section 26 or 26A of said chapter 265.



SECTION Z. The first paragraph of section 172A of said chapter 6, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the second sentence the following sentence:-



The commissioner shall waive the fee for a request made pursuant to clause (4) of subsection (a) of section 172 by a person who is in reasonable fear for his or her safety as a result of abuse, as that term is defined in section 52E of chapter 149, by a family or household member, as that term is defined in section 1 of chapter 209A, or by a person with whom the requestor is romantically involved.”