HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3340        FILED ON: 1/20/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3123

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Byron Rushing

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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 relative to the reform of certain archaic laws.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Byron Rushing

9th Suffolk

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Michelle M. DuBois

10th Plymouth

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Mike Connolly

26th Middlesex

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Barbara A. L'Italien

Second Essex and Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Jeffrey N. Roy

10th Norfolk

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Carlos González

10th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3340        FILED ON: 1/20/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3123

By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3123) of Byron Rushing and others for legislation to repeal certain laws.  The Judiciary.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act relative to the reform of certain archaic laws.

 

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.  Section 12Q of chapter 112 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph: -

Except in an emergency requiring immediate action, no abortion may be performed under section twelve L or twelve M unless the written consent of the proper person has been delivered to the physician performing the abortion as set forth in section 12S. 

SECTION 4. Section 16A of Chapter 264 of the General Laws, is hereby repealed.

SECTION 5. Section 34 of Chapter 265 of the General Laws, is hereby repealed.

SECTION 6. Section 132 of Chapter 266 of the General Laws, is hereby repealed.

SECTION 7. Section 19 of chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.        

SECTION 11. Section 14 of Chapter 272 of the General Laws, is hereby repealed.

SECTION 12. Section 18 of Chapter 272 of the General Laws, is hereby repealed.

SECTION 8.  Section 20 of said chapter 272 is hereby repealed.

SECTION 9.  Section 21 of said chapter 272 is hereby repealed.

SECTION 10.  Section 21A of chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out in lines 2, 4 and 8 the word “married”.

SECTION 11. Section 26 of Chapter 272 of the General Laws, is hereby repealed.

SECTION 12. Chapter 272 is hereby further amended by striking out Section 34, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section: -

Section 34. Whoever commits a sexual act on an animal, uses an object to sexually abuse an animal, or knowingly permits a sexual act with an animal on any premises under such person's control, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 20 years or in a house of correction for not more than 2 1/2 years, and by a fine of not more than $5,000.

SECTION 13. Section 35 of chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 14. Section 36 of Chapter 272 of the General Laws, is hereby repealed.

SECTION 15. Section 63 of Chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 16. Section 64 of Chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 17. Section 65 of Chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 18. Section 66 of Chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 19. Section 67 of Chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 20. Section 68 of Chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 21. Section 69 of Chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.