SECTION 1. Section 26 of Chapter 218 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 18, the words ”thirteen K” and inserting in place thereof the following two figures:-
SECTION 2. Section 13D of Chapter 265 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
Whoever commits an assault and battery upon a police officer when such person is engaged in the performance of his duties at the time of such assault and battery, causing serious bodily injury, shall be punished by a term of imprisonment in the state prison for not less than 1 year nor more than 10 years, or house of correction for not less than 1 year nor more than 2 ½ years. No sentence imposed under the provisions of this section shall be for less than a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of one year and a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $10,000 may be imposed but not in lieu of the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment. A prosecution commenced under this paragraph shall not be placed on file or continued without a finding and a sentence imposed upon a person convicted of violating this paragraph shall not be suspended or reduced, nor shall such person be eligible for probation until such person shall have served said mandatory minimum term of imprisonment.
SECTION 3. Section 58A of Chapter 276 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “90,” in line 16, the following words:-
, charged with a violation of section 13D of chapter 265 in which the public employee is alleged to be a police officer.
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