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.
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