HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2364        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Shaunna L. O'Connell

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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 verification of sex offender registration.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Shaunna L. O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr.

5th Worcester

David F. DeCoste

5th Plymouth

Shawn Dooley

9th Norfolk

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

David Allen Robertson

19th Middlesex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2364        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

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By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3417) of Shaunna L. O'Connell and others  relative to verification of sex offender registration.  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 verification of sex offender registration.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

The first paragraph of subsection (a) of section 178H of chapter 6 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:-

Prosecutions commenced pursuant to this section shall neither be continued without a finding nor dismissed unless the sex offender registry board or police department produces verified documentation that the sex offender has registered.