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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1152        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1135

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

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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 the use of crossbows.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Demetrius J. Atsalis

2nd Barnstable

Bruce E. Tarr

 

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Michael R. Knapik

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1152        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1135

By Mr. Humason of Westfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1135) of Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others relative to the use of crossbows for hunting.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. 

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to the use of crossbows.

 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              An Act Relative to the Use of Crossbows

              SECTION 1. Section 64 of Chapter 131 is hereby amended by deleting it in its entirety and replacing it with the following:-

              Chapter 131, Section 64. A person shall not use for hunting purposes any type of full automatic firearm, machine gun or submachine gun, nor use any tracer or incendiary ammunition for hunting or outdoor target shooting purposes except on a skeet, trap, or target range.

              SECTION 2. Section 64 of Chapter 131 is hereby amended by deleting it in its entirety and replacing it with the following:-

              Chapter 131, Section 69. A person shall not carry or use a bow and arrow or crossbow while hunting unless said bow and arrow or crossbow meet such requirements as may be set by rules and regulations which the director is hereby authorized to promulgate. Such rules and regulations shall prescribe general design, weight of pull, and type of bows and arrows or crossbows, and shall conform to standards generally accepted for hunting purposes.

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