Amendment #7 to S.1897
Domestic Violence Data Collection
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 at the end thereof the following new section:—
"SECTION XX. The executive office of public safety and security, in conjunction with the district attorneys, shall develop a report to be sent to the clerks of the house and senate, the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on public safety and homeland security, and the joint committee on the judiciary. The report shall contain, but not be limited to, comprehensive information and statistics related to domestic violence crimes and arrests and prosecutions of domestic violence related offenses, including dangerousness hearings, to serve as an examination of the effectiveness of the commonwealth’s domestic violence laws. The report shall include data collection following the implementation of this act, and be issued no later than July 31, 2015.".