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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Timothy R. Whelan and William L. Crocker, Jr.


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 to improve child safety.






Timothy R. Whelan

1st Barnstable

William L. Crocker, Jr.

2nd Barnstable

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Julian Cyr

Cape and Islands

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Shawn Dooley

9th Norfolk

William Driscoll

7th Norfolk

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Solomon Goldstein-Rose

3rd Hampshire

Carlos González

10th Hampden

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Joseph D. McKenna

18th Worcester

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Rady Mom

18th Middlesex

Mathew Muratore

1st Plymouth

Brian Murray

10th Worcester

Shaunna L. O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Paul Tucker

7th Essex

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

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By Messrs. Whelan of Brewster and Crocker of Barnstable, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Timothy R. Whelan, William J. Crocker, Jr. and others for legislation to further regulate the sharing of certain police reports by investigators of the Department of Children and Families.  Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court



An Act to improve child safety.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Section 97D of Chapter 41 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting the following sentence prior to the last sentence now existing in the section:

“Provided further, that nothing in this section shall be construed as to prevent law enforcement officers from making any such reports or communication accessible to investigators employed by the Department of Children and Families.”