Amendment #6 to S.1897

Domestic Assault Pregnant Woman

Representatives Jones of North Reading, Peterson of Grafton, Hill of Ipswich, Poirier of North Attleborough and deMacedo of Plymouth move that the bill be amended by inserting after Section 22, the following section:—

“SECTION XX. Chapter 265 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012, is hereby amended by inserting after section 13A, the following new section:-

Section 13A½. Whoever commits an assault and battery upon a family or household member, as defined in section 1 of chapter 209A, who is pregnant at the time of such assault and battery, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 5 years or in the house of correction for not more than 2½ years or by a fine of not more than $5,000 or by both such fine and imprisonment.

; and further by striking, in line 626, the words “, knowing or having reason to know that the person is pregnant”.

Additional Cosponsors
George N. Peterson, Jr.
Bradford Hill
Elizabeth A. Poirier
Viriato Manuel deMacedo