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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1011         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1579


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.


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 information sharing.






Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

John J. Binienda

17th Worcester

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1011        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1579

By Mr. Toomey of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1579) of Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. and others relative to information sharing between sheriffs of the various counties.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 2286 OF 2009-2010.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to information sharing.

              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 37 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 official edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 13 the following new section:-

              Section 13A.  Notwithstanding the provisions of the general laws of Massachusetts chapter 66 or any other general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the sheriffs and deputy sheriffs of the commonwealth shall be provided with identifying information upon request from the records or files of any agency, department, commission, division or authority of the commonwealth for the sole purpose of identifying and locating individuals wanted on default or arrest warrants; provided, that only identifying information including, but not limited to, name, date of birth, all pertinent addresses, telephone numbers and social security numbers shall be made available to sheriffs’ departments.  Information about any individual, except the individual against whom a default or arrest warrant was issued, may not be requested by sheriffs or deputy sheriffs under this section.

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