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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.773 190th (2017 - 2018)

An Act to protect victims of rape and children conceived during the commission of said offense

By Representatives DuBois of Brockton and Gentile of Sudbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 773) of Michelle M. DuBois, Carmine L. Gentile and others for legislation to protect victims of rape and children conceived during the commission of said offense. The Judiciary.

Bill Information

Michelle M. DuBois , Carmine L. Gentile

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to protect rape victims and their children and to ensure that convicted rapists cannot use the court system to further assault said rape victim, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety.


Name District/Address
Michelle M. DuBois 10th Plymouth
Carmine L. Gentile 13th Middlesex
Michael J. Moran 18th Suffolk
Elizabeth A. Poirier 14th Bristol
Cory Atkins 14th Middlesex
Christine P. Barber 34th Middlesex
F. Jay Barrows 1st Bristol
Michael D. Brady Second Plymouth and Bristol
Kate D. Campanale 17th Worcester
David F. DeCoste 5th Plymouth
James J. Dwyer 30th Middlesex
Tricia Farley-Bouvier 3rd Berkshire
Paul K. Frost 7th Worcester
Colleen M. Garry 36th Middlesex
Kenneth I. Gordon 21st Middlesex
Jonathan Hecht 29th Middlesex
Paul R. Heroux 2nd Bristol
Natalie Higgins 4th Worcester
Randy Hunt 5th Barnstable
Bradley H. Jones, Jr. 20th Middlesex
Kay Khan 11th Middlesex
Jason M. Lewis Fifth Middlesex
David Paul Linsky 5th Middlesex
James J. Lyons, Jr. 18th Essex
Michael O. Moore Second Worcester
David K. Muradian, Jr. 9th Worcester
Mathew Muratore 1st Plymouth
Keiko M. Orrall 12th Bristol
Denise Provost 27th Middlesex
David M. Rogers 24th Middlesex
Bruce E. Tarr First Essex and Middlesex
Chris Walsh 6th Middlesex
Timothy R. Whelan 1st Barnstable
Susannah M. Whipps 2nd Franklin

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