HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1928        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3607

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Shawn Dooley

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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 ensuring the efficiency of protective order hearings.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Shawn Dooley

9th Norfolk

Michael J. Soter

8th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1928        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3607

By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3607) of Shawn Dooley and Michael J. Soter relative to protective order hearings.  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 ensuring the efficiency of protective order hearings.

 

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

Section 2 of Chapter 209A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

In the event that the plaintiff and defendant are currently before the probate court on matters including but not limited to: divorce; separation; paternity; custody; support; and alimony, proceedings under this chapter shall be filed, heard, and determined in the probate court where said matter or matters are pending.