HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1901        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 742

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Evandro C. Carvalho

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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 amending victim compensation statute.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Evandro C. Carvalho

5th Suffolk

1/19/2017

Mayor Martin J. Walsh

1 City Hall Square, 5th Floor Boston, MA 02201

1/19/2017

Joseph A. Boncore

First Suffolk and Middlesex

 

Daniel Cullinane

12th Suffolk

1/31/2017

Daniel J. Hunt

13th Suffolk

1/30/2017

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

2/3/2017

Daniel J. Ryan

2nd Suffolk

1/27/2017

Chynah Tyler

7th Suffolk

1/30/2017

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

 

Barbara A. L'Italien

Second Essex and Middlesex

 

Adrian Madaro

1st Suffolk

 

Walter F. Timilty

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth

 

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1901        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 742

By Mr. Carvalho of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 742) of Evandro C. Carvalho and others relative to compensation for victims of homicide.  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 amending victim compensation statute.

 

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 2(e) of chapter 258C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the word “shall” and inserting in place thereof the word “may.”

SECTION 2. Said section 2(e), as so appearing, is further amended by inserting after the second sentence thereof the following sentence:-

In the event of a victim’s death by homicide, said award may be reduced except the costs for appropriate and modest funeral, burial, and/or cremation services shall be paid by the fund.