HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1035        FILED ON: 1/18/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 996

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

_________________

PRESENTED BY:

Jonathan D. Zlotnik

_________________

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 use of false identification for the purpose of purchasing alcohol.

_______________

PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Jonathan D. Zlotnik

2nd Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1035        FILED ON: 1/18/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 996

By Mr. Zlotnik of Gardner, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 996) of Jonathan D. Zlotnik relative to the use of false identification for the purpose of purchasing alcohol.  The Judiciary.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1679 OF 2015-2016.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

_______________

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

_______________

 

An Act relative to the use of false identification for the purpose of purchasing alcohol.

 

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:

Amends Part I, Title XX, Chapter 138, Section 34B by striking “shall” and inserting in place thereof “may” immediately preceding ‘be guilty of a misdemeanor’ in the paragraph beginning ‘any person who transfers’.

Amends Part I, Title XX, Chapter 138, Section 34B by inserting after the phrase, “for not more than three months” the following:

Any person who has not attained age twenty-one and who makes use of a false identification card or license or uses the identification card or motor vehicle license of another for the purpose of purchasing alcohol or gaining access to an establishment for the purpose of purchasing alcohol may have his license suspended for 90 days for a first offense and until he has attained age twenty-one for a second offense.