SECTION 1. Section 3(a) of Chapter 209c, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the third sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentences: -
No court shall make an order providing visitation or custody rights to a parent who was convicted of rape, under sections 22 to 23B, inclusive, of chapter 265 or section 2, 3, 4 or 17 of chapter 272, or who after a hearing is found by clear and convincing evidence to have committed rape as defined in said chapters, and is seeking to obtain visitation with, or custody of, the child who was conceived during the commission of that rape. Termination of these rights shall not prevent a court from ordering that the perpetrator of the rape pay child support nor shall it limit the right of the child to inherit through or from the perpetrator of the rape.
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