HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1537        FILED ON: 1/16/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3302

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Carlos González

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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 abuse prevention.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Carlos González

10th Hampden

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Marcos A. Devers

16th Essex

Stephan Hay

3rd Worcester

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

José F. Tosado

9th Hampden

Bud L. Williams

11th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1537        FILED ON: 1/16/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3302

By Mr. González of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3302) of Carlos González and others relative to information provided to victims of abuse.  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 abuse prevention.

 

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 3 of chapter 209A of the General Laws of Massachusetts is hereby amended by adding the following therein:— The officer shall provide written and/or aural notice of local domestic violence hotlines, services and shelters that have available beds.  This information should be provided in a way that accommodates the victim(s); when possible, translation services shall be provided.

            SECTION 2. Section 6 of Chapter 209A of the General Laws of Massachusetts is hereby amended by adding to the third paragraph after the words “You may also request that the officer assist you in locating and taking you to a safe place, including but not limited to a designated meeting place for a shelter or a family member’s or a friend’s residence, or a similar place of safety”, the following therein:— The officer shall provide written and/or aural notice of local domestic violence shelters that have available beds.  This information should be provided in a way that accommodates the victim(s); when possible, translation services shall be provided.