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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.4265 189th (2015 - 2016)

An Act to protect victims of rape and children conceived during the commission of said offense

By Representatives DuBois of Brockton and Gentile of Sudbury, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michelle M. DuBois, Carmine L. Gentile and others for legislation to protect victims of rape and children conceived during the commission of said offense. The Judiciary.

Bill Information

Presenters:
Michelle M. DuBois , Carmine L. Gentile

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to protect rape victims and their children and to ensure that convicted rapists cannot use the court system to further assault said rape victim, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety.

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