HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3304        FILED ON: 1/18/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3257

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Edward F. Coppinger

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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 personal information.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Edward F. Coppinger

10th Suffolk

Larry Calderone

Boston Police Patrolmen's Association, Inc. 9-11 Shetland Street, Boston, MA 02119

Donald Caisey

Boston Police Detective Benevolent Society 434 Hyde Park Avenue Roslindale, MA

John E. Nelson

Mass Coalition of Police Afl-CIO Council PO Box 768, Millbury, MA 01527


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3304        FILED ON: 1/18/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3257

By Mr. Coppinger of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3257) of Edward F. Coppinger and others relative to releasing personal information of police officers.  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 personal information.

 

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 41 of the General Laws, as so appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following new section:-

Section 98H. No person, business, or association shall publicly post or publicly display on the internet or make publicly available in any manner the personal information of any police officer, said police officer’s residing spouse or said police officer’s child without the consent of said police officer. Personal information shall mean a home address, home telephone number, personal mobile telephone number, pager number, personal email address, personal photographs, or information on the personal vehicle registered to said individual. A violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars or by imprisonment in a house of corrections for not more than two and one-half years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.