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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.3455 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act protecting the safety of victims of violent crimes

By Ms. Tyler of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3455) of Chynah Tyler and others relative to records and information received by the Division of Victim Compensation and assistance within the Department of the Attorney General. The Judiciary.

Bill Information

Presenter:
Chynah Tyler
Status:
Referred to House Committee on Bills in the Third Reading

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to protect the safety of victims of violent crimes by ensuring records and information received, obtained or maintained by the division in connection with any claim for crime victim compensation shall be confidential and privileged, and shall not be disclosed by the division or by anyone who receives such records or information from the division, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety.

Petitioners

Name District/Address
Chynah Tyler 7th Suffolk
Bud L. Williams 11th Hampden
Dylan A. Fernandes Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket
Sal N. DiDomenico Middlesex and Suffolk
Stephan Hay 3rd Worcester
Russell E. Holmes 6th Suffolk
Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr. 28th Middlesex
José F. Tosado 9th Hampden

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