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The 191st 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.

Cosponsors

Name District/Address
Michelle M. DuBois 10th Plymouth
Carmine L. Gentile 13th Middlesex
Brian M. Ashe 2nd Hampden
Christine P. Barber 34th Middlesex
Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr. 5th Worcester
Nicholas A. Boldyga 3rd Hampden
Harriette L. Chandler First Worcester
Edward F. Coppinger 10th Suffolk
Josh S. Cutler 6th Plymouth
David F. DeCoste 5th Plymouth
Sal N. DiDomenico Middlesex and Suffolk
Diana DiZoglio 14th Essex
James J. Dwyer 30th Middlesex
James B. Eldridge Middlesex and Worcester
Carole A. Fiola 6th Bristol
Colleen M. Garry 36th Middlesex
Randy Hunt 5th Barnstable
Kay Khan 11th Middlesex
Barbara A. L'Italien Second Essex and Middlesex
Joan B. Lovely Second Essex
Michael O. Moore Second Worcester
Mathew Muratore 1st Plymouth
Keiko M. Orrall 12th Bristol
Elizabeth A. Poirier 14th Bristol
Denise Provost 27th Middlesex
Tom Sannicandro 7th Middlesex
Jose F. Tosado 9th Hampden
Steven Ultrino 33rd Middlesex
Chris Walsh 6th Middlesex

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