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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1217         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 980

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kay Khan

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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 reckless endangerment of persons with disabilities.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Thomas P. Kennedy

 

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Karen E. Spilka

 

Bruce E. Tarr

 

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1217        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 980

By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 980) of Kay Khan and others for legislation relative to reckless endangerment of persons with disabilities.  Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 84 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 reckless endangerment of persons with disabilities.
 

              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 13L of said chapter 265, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the definition of “Child” the following definition:-

              “Person with a disability”,  a person with a permanent or long-term physical or mental impairment that prevents or restricts the individual’s ability to provide for his own care or protection.

              SECTION 2. Said section 13L of said chapter 265, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the figure “265”, in line 8, the following words: - ; indecent assault and battery on a person with a disability under section 13F of chapter 265.

              SECTION 3. Said section 13L of said chapter 265, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “child”, in lines 16 and 23, the following words, in each instance:- , “a person with a disability.”.

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