HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 966        FILED ON: 1/14/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1443

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John J. Lawn, 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 to extend statute of limitations for incest.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex

1/14/2015

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

9/20/2019

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

9/20/2019

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

9/20/2019

Walter F. Timilty

7th Norfolk

9/20/2019

Barbara A. L'Italien

Second Essex and Middlesex

9/20/2019

Edward F. Coppinger

10th Suffolk

9/20/2019

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

9/20/2019

Michelle M. DuBois

10th Plymouth

9/20/2019

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

9/20/2019

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 966        FILED ON: 1/14/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1443

By Mr. Lawn of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1443) of John J. Lawn, Jr., and others relative to extending the statute of limitations for incest.  The Judiciary.

 

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 to extend statute of limitations for incest.

 

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.  The second paragraph of Section 63 of Chapter 277, is hereby amended to provide as follows: -

Notwithstanding the first paragraph, if a victim of a crime set forth in section 13B, 13F, 13H, 22, 22A, 23, 24B, 26A or 50 of chapter 265, or section 1, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 4B, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 26, 28, 29A, 29B, 33, 34, 35 or 35A of chapter 272 is under the age of 16 at the time the crime is committed, or, if a victim of section 17 of chapter 272 is under the age of 18 at the time the crime is committed, the period of limitation for prosecution shall not commence until the victim has reached the age of 16 (or has reached age 18 if a victim of section 17 of chapter 272) or the violation is reported to a law enforcement agency, whichever occurs earlier.