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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 286         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 720

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Eileen M. Donoghue

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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 personal recognizance.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Eileen M. Donoghue

First Middlesex

Michael J. Finn

6th Hampden


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 286        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 720

By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 720) of Eileen M. Donoghue and Michael J. Finn for legislation relative to personal recognizance.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 762 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 personal recognizance.
 

              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 58 of chapter 276 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

              Notwithstanding any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, no person who has been previously convicted, without having that conviction vacated, of an offense involving the use or possession of a firearm, rifle, shotgun, machine gun, sawed-off shotgun, large capacity weapon or assault weapon as defined in section 121 of chapter 140 or a covert weapon as defined in section 131N of chapter 140, shall be eligible for release on personal recognizance without surety.

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