HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3795        FILED ON: 1/18/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1581

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Timothy R. Whelan and 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 relative to juvenile justice.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Timothy R. Whelan

1st Barnstable

1/18/2019

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

2/1/2019

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

1/24/2019

Daniel Cahill

10th Essex

1/23/2019

David F. DeCoste

5th Plymouth

1/24/2019

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

1/24/2019

Carole A. Fiola

6th Bristol

1/22/2019

Carlos González

10th Hampden

2/1/2019

James K. Hawkins

2nd Bristol

1/30/2019

Stephan Hay

3rd Worcester

2/1/2019

Russell E. Holmes

6th Suffolk

2/1/2019

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

1/28/2019

Hannah Kane

11th Worcester

1/22/2019

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

1/23/2019

Joseph D. McKenna

18th Worcester

1/31/2019

Rady Mom

18th Middlesex

1/28/2019

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

1/24/2019

Mathew J. Muratore

1st Plymouth

1/30/2019

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

1/23/2019

David Allen Robertson

19th Middlesex

1/22/2019

Michael J. Soter

8th Worcester

1/30/2019

Alyson M. Sullivan

7th Plymouth

2/1/2019

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

1/30/2019

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3795        FILED ON: 1/18/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1581

By Messrs. Whelan of Brewster and Tucker of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1581) of Timothy R. Whelan and others relative to juvenile justice.  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 juvenile justice.

 

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 52 of chapter 119 of the General Laws, as amended by section 72 of chapter 69 of the acts of 2018, is hereby further amended by striking out the definition of “Delinquent child” and inserting in place thereof the following definition:-

“Delinquent child”, a child between 12 and 18 years of age who commits any offense against a law of the Commonwealth; provided, however, that such offense shall not include a civil infraction, a violation of any municipal ordinance or town by-law or a first offense of a misdemeanor for which the punishment is a fine, imprisonment in a jail or house of correction, provided, further, that the court will make such determination prior to arraignment, for not more than 6 months or both such fine and imprisonment.