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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2         FILED ON: 1/3/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 732

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jennifer L. Flanagan

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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 to increase the penalties for corporate manslaughter.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Jennifer L. Flanagan

Worcester and Middlesex

Marth Coakley, Attorney General

One Ashburton Place

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Mark C. Montigny

Second Bristol and Plymouth

Gale D. Candaras

First Hampden and Hampshire

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Barry R. Finegold

Second Essex and Middlesex

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2        FILED ON: 1/3/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 732

By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 732) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Marth Coakley, Attorney General, Richard T. Moore, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase the penalties for corporate manslaughter.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to increase the penalties for corporate manslaughter.
 

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

              Chapter 265 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 13 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

              Section 13. (a) Whoever commits manslaughter shall, except as hereinafter provided, be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 20 years or by a fine of not more than $1,000 and imprisonment in the house of correction for not more than 2 1/2 years. Whoever commits manslaughter while committing a violation of any of the provisions of section 102 to 102C, inclusive, of chapter 266 shall be imprisoned in the state prison for life or for any term of years.

              (b) Any corporation that commits manslaughter shall be punished by a fine of not more than $250,000. If a corporation is complained of or indicted for a violation of this section, the appropriate commissioner or secretary, as defined in section 29F of chapter 29, may debar the corporation, in accordance with said section 29F of said chapter 29; provided, however, that such period of debarment shall not exceed 10 years. If a corporation is found guilty under this section, the appropriate commissioner or secretary shall debar the corporation, under said section 29F of said chapter 29, for a period not to exceed 10 years.

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