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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jon Santiago

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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 to prevent gun violence.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Jon Santiago

9th Suffolk

Mayor Martin J. Walsh

1 CITY HALL SQUARE SUITE 500 BOSTON, MA 02201-2013 UNITED STATES

Carlos González

10th Hampden

Joseph A. Boncore

First Suffolk and Middlesex

Michelle L. Ciccolo

15th Middlesex

Daniel R. Cullinane

12th Suffolk

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Mindy Domb

3rd Hampshire

William J. Driscoll, Jr.

7th Norfolk

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

Adrian C. Madaro

1st Suffolk

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Aaron Michlewitz

3rd Suffolk

Liz Miranda

5th Suffolk

Tram T. Nguyen

18th Essex

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Daniel J. Ryan

2nd Suffolk

Tommy Vitolo

15th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3282        FILED ON: 1/18/2019

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By Mr. Santiago of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2005) of Jon Santiago and others relative to screening certain patients for the presence of firearms in the home.  Public Health.

 

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 to prevent gun 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. Chapter 111 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 236 the following section:-  

Section 237. The director shall establish a program for firearm screening and counseling. Such program shall systematically screen all patients for the presence of firearms in the home. The director shall, after consultation with recognized professional medical groups and such other sources as the director deems appropriate, promulgate regulations establishing (1) the means by which and the intervals at which patients shall be screened for the presence of firearms in the home and (2) guidelines for safety counseling for individuals that screen positive for the presence of firearms in the home.

SECTION 2. This section shall take effect 6 months after its passage.