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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1332        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1390


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Donald H. Wong


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 sexual deviants.






Donald H. Wong

9th Essex

Steven L. Levy

4th Middlesex

Paul Adams

17th Essex

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Carlo Basile

1st Suffolk

Richard Bastien

2nd Worcester

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Nick Collins

4th Suffolk

Edward F. Coppinger

10th Suffolk

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Robert L. Hedlund


Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Joyce A. Spiliotis

12th Essex

David M. Torrisi

14th Essex

Daniel K. Webster

6th Plymouth

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1332        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1390

By Mr. Wong of Saugus, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1390) of Donald H. Wong and others relative to increasing the penalty for persons convicted of certain sexual crimes.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to sexual deviants.


              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 as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 22C the following new section:

              Section 22D. Whoever is convicted three or more times, whether subsequent or prior violations of section 13B, 13B½, 13H, 13F, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 23, 23A, 23B, 24, 24B, or 26C of chapter 265, section 3, 4,  4A, 4B, 28, 29A, 29B, 29C, 35, or 35A of chapter 272, or like violations of the laws of another state, the United States or a military, territorial or Indian tribal authority shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for life. The sentence imposed on such person shall  not be reduced, or suspended, nor shall any person convicted under this section be eligible for probation, parole, work release, or furlough or receive any deduction from his sentence for good conduct. Prosecutions commenced under this section shall neither be continued without a finding, sealed nor placed on file.

              In any prosecution commenced pursuant to this section, introduction into evidence of a prior adjudication or conviction or a prior finding of sufficient facts by either certified attested copies of original court papers, or certified attested copies of the defendant’s biographical and informational data from records of the department of probation, any jail or house of correction or the department f correction shall be prima facie evidence that the defendant before the court had been convicted previously by a court of the commonwealth or any other jurisdiction. Such documentation shall be self-authenticating and admissible, after the commonwealth has established the defendant’s guilt on the primary offense, as evidence in any court of the commonwealth to prove the defendant’s commission of any prior conviction described therein. The commonwealth shall not be required to introduce any additional corroborating evidence of live witness testimony to establish the validity of such prior conviction.

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