HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2431        FILED ON: 1/15/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1404

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act protecting children from domestic violence.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Bradford R. Hill

4th Essex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Shawn Dooley

9th Norfolk

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2431        FILED ON: 1/15/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1404

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1404) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to protecting children from domestic violence.  The Judiciary.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1407 OF 2013-2014.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Eighty-Ninth General Court
(2015-2016)

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An Act protecting children from domestic violence.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. Section 13A of chapter 265 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:--

(d) Whoever commits an assault or an assault and battery upon another within a dwelling and in the presence of a child under 16 years of age 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.  Furthermore, the law enforcement agency filing the charges shall provide the department of children and families, as established in chapter 18B, with a notice of the charges, to be used at the department’s discretion.