SECTION 1. Chapter 265 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 48 the following new section:
Section 48A. A sex offender who has been finally classified as a level 3 sex offender shall be prohibited from renting, residing, or otherwise occupying a single-family dwelling or a unit in a multi-family dwelling with another finally classified level 3 sex offender, regardless of the permanent or temporary residential status of either sex offender, unless those persons are legally related by consanguinity, affinity or adoption.
A sex offender who violates this section shall be punished by a fine of $1,000 or imprisonment in a house of correction for not more than 2 ½ years, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Written notification shall be made to the sex offender registry board of any such violation.
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