HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2029        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 858

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

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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 prohibiting level 3 sex offenders from residing together.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

1/19/2017

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

3/14/2018

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

3/14/2018

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

3/14/2018

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

2/3/2017

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

3/14/2018

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

3/14/2018

Hannah Kane

11th Worcester

3/14/2018

Mathew Muratore

1st Plymouth

3/14/2018

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

3/14/2018

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

3/14/2018

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

3/14/2018

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2029        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 858

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 858) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to prohibiting level 3 sex offenders from residing together.  The Judiciary.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1411 OF 2015-2016.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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

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An Act prohibiting level 3 sex offenders from residing together.

 

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. Chapter 265 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 48 the following new section:

Section 48A. A sex offender who has been finally classified as a level 3 sex offender shall be prohibited from renting, residing, or otherwise occupying a single-family dwelling or a unit in a multi-family dwelling with another finally classified level 3 sex offender, regardless of the permanent or temporary residential status of either sex offender, unless those persons are legally related by consanguinity, affinity or adoption.

A sex offender who violates this section shall be punished by a fine of $1,000 or imprisonment in a house of correction for not more than 2 ½ years, or both such fine and imprisonment.  Written notification shall be made to the sex offender registry board of such violation.