HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1538        FILED ON: 1/16/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1579

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Timothy R. Whelan

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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 relative to protecting victims of domestic violence.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Timothy R. Whelan

1st Barnstable

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Daniel Cahill

10th Essex

William L. Crocker, Jr.

2nd Barnstable

David F. DeCoste

5th Plymouth

Shawn Dooley

9th Norfolk

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

James K. Hawkins

2nd Bristol

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Hannah Kane

11th Worcester

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Joseph D. McKenna

18th Worcester

Lenny Mirra

2nd Essex

Rady Mom

18th Middlesex

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Mathew J. Muratore

1st Plymouth

Shaunna L. O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Michael J. Soter

8th Worcester

Alyson M. Sullivan

7th Plymouth

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Susannah M. Whipps

2nd Franklin


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1538        FILED ON: 1/16/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1579

By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1579) of Timothy R. Whelan and others relative to protecting victims of domestic violence by increasing the penalties for certain assault or assault and battery on a family or household member violations.  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 relative to protecting victims of domestic violence.

 

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.  Said section 13M of Chapter 265 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out paragraph two and inserting in it's place the following:-  (b) Whoever is convicted of a second offense of assault or assault and battery on a family or household member shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 5 years, or by a fine of not more than $10,000, or both such fine and imprisonment..  Whoever is convicted of a third or subsequent offense of assault or assault and battery on a family or household member shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 10 years, or by a fine of not more than $20,000, or by both such fine and imprisonment..