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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1850         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1289


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Stephen R. Canessa


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 high speed chases.






Stephen R. Canessa

12th Bristol

Steven L. Levy

4th Middlesex

Christopher M. Markey

9th Bristol

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1850        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1289

By Mr. Canessa of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1289) of Stephen R. Canessa and others relative to engaging in high speed chases.  The Judiciary.


SEE HOUSE, NO. 1314 OF 2009-2010.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to high speed chases.

              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 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 25 the following section:—

              Section 25A.  Whoever willfully ignores the signal of a police officer to stop a motor vehicle and then operates the motor vehicle at a rate of speed in excess of 20 miles per hour over the speed limit established under sections 17, 17A, and 18 for a distance of a mile shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000 dollars and by imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for not more than 2 and ½ years, or by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 5 years.

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