HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2771        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1577

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul F. Tucker

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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 authorizing electronic signatures on search warrant applications.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Paul F. Tucker

7th Essex

Timothy R. Whelan

1st Barnstable


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2771        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1577

By Mr. Tucker of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1577) of Paul F. Tucker and Timothy R. Whelan relative to authorizing electronic signatures on search warrant applications.  The Judiciary.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act authorizing electronic signatures on search warrant applications.

 

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. Section 2A of chapter 276 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting before the first sentence, in line 1, the following words:- The signature on the warrant  may be made by electronic signature.

SECTION 2. Section 2B of chapter 276 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “personally”, in line 2, the words:- or through wire or electronic means

SECTION 3. Section 2B of chapter 276 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “form,”, in line 13, the words:- and the signature therein be made by electronic signature