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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 503         FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 486

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

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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 candidates for public office.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 503        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 486

By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 486) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. relative to criminal penalties for persons who commit assault and battery upon candidates for public office.  The Judiciary.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1674 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act Relative to candidates for public office.
 

              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.  Chapter 265 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 13L the following section:-

              Section 13M.  Whoever commits an assault or assault and battery on a candidate running for public office shall be punished by imprisonment in the house of correction for not less than 90 days not more than 2 ½ years or by a fine of not less than $500 not more than $5,000 or both.

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