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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 731         FILED ON: 1/14/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1533

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James J. O'Day, (BY REQUEST)

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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 leaving the scene of motor vehicle crashes .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Christi Berry

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 731        FILED ON: 1/14/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1533

By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1533) of Christi Berry relative to increasing the penalties for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2250 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to leaving the scene of motor vehicle crashes .
 

              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 24(2)(a½)(1) of chapter 90 of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking the clause “shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than six months nor more than two years” and inserting in place thereof the following:  -- shall be punished by imprisonment in the house of correction for not more than two and one-half years or imprisonment in the state prison for not less than two and one-half years nor more than five years.

              SECTION 2. Section 24(2)(a½)(2) of chapter 90 of the General Laws, is hereby amended by striking the clause “be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than two and one-half years nor more than ten years” and inserting in place thereof the following:  -- be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than two and one-half years nor more than fifteen years.

              SECTION 3. Section 63 of chapter 277 of the General Laws, is hereby amended by adding following paragraph after the last full paragraph:  -- An indictment or complaint for an offense set forth under section 24(2)(a½)(2) of chapter 90 may be brought at any time after the commission of such offense.

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