SECTION 1. Section 73 of Chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word “not”, as appearing in line 12, the following new text:—“less than one thousand dollars and not”.
SECTION 2. Section 73 of Chapter 272 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following text:—
“The sentence imposed under this section shall not be reduced to less than 6 months, nor suspended, nor shall any person convicted under this section be eligible for probation, parole or furlough or receive any deduction from his sentence for good conduct until he shall have served no less than 6 months of such sentence. Prosecutions commenced under this section shall neither be continued without a finding nor placed on file. The provisions of section 87-seven of chapter 276 shall not apply to a person charged with a violation of this section.”
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