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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 714         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 373

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Elizabeth A. Malia

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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 to enhance public safety and security in certain public housing developments.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

William N. Brownsberger

 

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Carlo Basile

1st Suffolk

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

David B. Sullivan

6th Bristol

Gale D. Candaras

 

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Thomas M. Menino

Boston City Hall, 9th floor


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 714        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 373

By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 373) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to enhance public safety and security in certain public housing developments.  Housing. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3460 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to enhance public safety and security in certain public housing developments.
 

              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.  Section 3 of Chapter 23B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after subsection (v) the following new subsection:-

              (w) implement community-based policing programs as an adjunct to or to be provided in connection with community-based drug elimination, crime prevention, security and similar programs.  Such programs may include, without limitation, security, crime and drug prevention, drug elimination and education, youth-oriented programs, neighborhood crime watch, and the acquisition of equipment in aid of law enforcement.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there is hereby annually appropriated an amount in the aggregate not less than $11,000,000 which, after fiscal year 2012, shall be adjusted each July 1 by the growth rate of the inflation index over the preceding 12 months; provided, that, after said fiscal year, in no case shall said assessment exceed 102.5 per cent of the previous year's assessment and which shall be expended for said programs.

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