Section 20 of chapter 233 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
Second, Except as otherwise provided in section seven of chapter two hundred and seventy-three and except in any proceeding relating to child abuse, including incest, neither husband nor wife shall be compelled to testify before a grand jury or in the trial or any pre-trial or post-trial hearing, of an indictment, complaint, or other criminal proceeding against the other.
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