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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 551         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1165

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard J. Ross

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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 remove pepper spray from firearms identification.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Robert L. Hedlund

Plymouth and Norfolk

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 551        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1165

By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1165) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to remove pepper spray from firearms identification.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1226 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 remove pepper spray from firearms identification.
 

              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. Subsection 6 of section 129B of chapter 140 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out,  in lines 141 - 143, the words "A firearm identification card shall be valid for the purpose of purchasing and possessing chemical mace, pepper spray or other similarly propelled liquid, gas or powder designed to temporarily incapacitate."

              SECTION 2.  Subsection 7 of section 129B of chapter 140, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 155 - 159, the words "If a firearm identification card is issued for the sole purpose of purchasing or possessing chemical mace, pepper spray or other similarly propelled liquid, gas or powder designed to temporarily incapacitate, such card shall clearly state that such card is valid for such limited purpose only."

              SECTION 3.  Subsection 9B of section 129B of chapter 140 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

              SECTION 4.  Subsection C of section 131 of chapter 140, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 94 - 96 the words ", and for purchasing and possessing chemical mace, pepper spray or other similarly propelled liquid, gas or powder designed to temporarily incapacitate,".

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